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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY CENTS COUNTDOWN 441 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March 21 1995 New Braunfels Her a Id7 12 Pages in one section Sept Serving Comal County Homp INSIDE 2 3 Sports STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfds Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Danny Hernan dez Jessica Munoz Jerrika Jerrie D Weisman Corp PaulMachuca Sanjuana Gonzales Happy Anniversary to Amelia John Kovalcik CCGS GAS set joint meeting Oct 5 Coma County Genealogy Society will meet with the Ger man American Society for the Oct 5 meeting to be held at the American Legion Hall located at 410 Coll SL at The oroeram will be an exchange of ideas goals and activities of each organizations New Braunfels native named aide to Green Rep Gene Green CD Texas has named Robert Scott 24 of New Braunfels to be his top legislative aide in Washing ton Scot a 1987 graduate of Canyon High School and graduate of University of Texas will serve as Greens top advisor will direct Greens staff and oversee three committees Prior to his appointment in January Scott was an assistant to Green during his tenure in the Texas Senate Robert Scott is a talented individual with deep roots in Texas and ties to the 29th Con gressional Green said Hinman Island closed for Trashfest The barricades on Hinman Island will be closed this Satur day for Trashfest The times for the barricades will be from 7 to 4 Trashfest will be held on the Comal River and will use the Hinman Island area as the drop off point for all the divers Rivercrest Heights plans Fallfest event Residents of Rivercrest Heights Neighborhood Associa tion will hold their Fallfest Neighbhorhood Picnic on Sun day Oct 3 from 4 to 6 at the Rivercrest Park Cards dominoes fishing and swimming are planned Residents should contact Sheryl Scott to volunteer Briskets to be barbecued Those planning to attend should rsvp to the block captains Northcliffe VFD festival planned Northcliffe Volunteer Fire Department Festival will be held Saturday Oct 2 from 8 to 5 at 3501 Morning Drive in Northcliffe National Depression Screening Day set Mental Health professionals from Santa Rosa Mental Well ness Center will offer local resi dents the opportunity to learn about the signs and symptoms of depression at a free screening as part of National Depiession Screening Day Thursday Oct 7 from 10 to 8 at the Wellness Center office Execu tive Building Suite 201 Stanuntisch The New Braunfels flerald Zeilung invites its readers to submit items to Stammiisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Slammlisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with NBFD demonstration HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH The New Braunfels Fire Department conducted a demonstration yesterday at Seele Elementary School Students were able to try on gas masks and see equipment put Into use as well as being given tips on fire safety Next week Is National Fire Prevention Week Music Fest logos created by local artist By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer aocal artist Pete Williams 40 of New Braunfels is once again playing an integral role in the upcoming 7th Annual Gruene Music Fest scheduled for Oct and 9 Williams designed the logo used for the Gruene Music Fest posters tshirts and bags He has designed the logos for the past six years He began drawing the logos after Gruene Music Fest officials who had offices down the hall from his office asked him if he could draw a poster Since then he has continued to design the logos at a nominal cost for the music fest This years logo pictures a man play ing guitar Williams said he originally designed the logo in pen and ink and later decided to use magic marker I wanted to do something old fash he said The first drawing Williams did was for the second Gruene Music Fest He said at that time he did a comical draw ing of a musician jumping off a water tower One of his most popular draw ings pictured a comic drawing of a water tower Williams has done several other logos for area businesses and groups Some of these include Landa Station the Water Oriented Recreation District and the Childrens Museum Williams got started in the art busi ness by doing drafting He said he was working as a drafter for large business and was laid off At that time he opened his own business in New Braunfels where he met the Gruene Music Fest officials He said he did drafting on his own for two years before beginning a career in commercial art He has been in the commercial art field professionally for five years In the past he has worked as an edi torial cartoonist and comic strip artist for The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung and as a mechanical draftsman Before that time he worked in various facto ries and in construction work He said he also had a past interest in being a rock musician I like music and I like he said I secretly like commercial he said At that time you werent sup 1 Vol 141 NO 224 cung State Bar rejects grievance against county DA office By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The State Bar of Texas rejected a grievance against Comal County Dis trict Attorney Bill Reimer and former Assistant District Attorney Robert Fisher The grievance was filed by the vic tim of a 1990 alleged sexual assault The victim who wishes to remain anonymous filed the grievance in rela tion to the Kirk Wayne McBride case The victim said she received a letter from the State Bar of Texas several weeks ago stating that both grievances were found to be unsubstantiated She said she has since filed an appeal and expects a decision in 30 days The victim involved in the case said she was not surprised by the decision Its lawyers dealing with she said In the grievance the victim claimed Decision expected on appeal in 30 days Reimer and Fisher did not handle the case in which she is the victim cor rectly Reimer said he would not comment on the issue The case involving the person filing the grievance concerns a rape that occurred in January 1990 McBride was convicted of the rape in August 1990 He was sentenced to four 99 year terms His conviction was reversed in Octo ber 1992 when a court of appeals judge stated the blood taken from McBride as evidence was seized illegally Past statements from the judge said case law has made it clear that blood cannot be seized from an incarcerated nonconsenting defendant through an order granting some kind of motion Friday is last day to register to vote in Nov 2 state election By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Friday Oct 1 is the last day you can register to vote in the special election Nov 2 on the state constitutional amendments The tax office will take registrations until cards postmarked on or before Mon day Oct 4 will be also allow you to vote in November Early voting starts at the Comal County Clerks Office on the 1st Floor Room 106 in the Comal County Cour thouse on Oct 13 Registered voters may cast their ballots from 8 to Monday through Friday through Oct 29 Temporary early voting polls are scheduled for the following locations and times Canyon Lake Action Center Monday Oct 25 from 27 Garden Ridge Municipal Complex Tuesday Oct 26 from 27 Bulverde Community Center Thursday Oct 28 from 27 Applications for voting by mail will be accepted until Oct 26 and may be delivered in person until the day before voting starts Oct 12 After Oct 12 applications must be mailed Only the voter may hand deliver appli cation To vote by mail voters may apply on an official application form or they can write to the Comal County Clerk at the Comal County Courthouse 100 Main Plaza New Braunfels 78130 supplying their name address precinct number and voter registration number and the address to which the ballot should be mailed and the reason for requiring a mailin ballot HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Pete Williams of New Braunfels has created the last six Music Fest logos posed to be interested in anything agency in New Braunfels The agency He and his wife Georgia Williams and Williams is located in have recently opened a advertising the couples garage POINTS LIGHT Family Outreach making big difference in lives of neglected children RHQPMABIC CACLJ By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Family Outreach was des ignated the 306th point of light by President George Bush Besides being a presi dential point of light Family Outreach is also a United Way agency The funding United Way provides enables them to operate according to Lane Parker case work manager The money is used to pay for the facil ity and the utilities Family Outreach is a United Way agency thats making a big difference in the lives of local abused and neglected children The most important work we do and our pri mary function is to work one on one with families to improve relationships within the family said Lane Parker case work manager The par enting classes also help participants improve communication in other aspects of their lives that impact their overall quality of life and as a result the quality of their childrens Family Outreach provides services for par ents children friends neighbors relatives or other individuals concerned about the abuse or neglect of a child Those services include A telephone warm line for help in par crisis Oneononc help from trained volunteers for families in stressful situations Referral to other agencies when appropriate I The parent education program Systematic Training for Effective Parenting a structured course that improves communications skills for the entire family and helps parents leam to develop positive relationships Parker the only paid staff member works with a volunteer staff which is committed to making positive changes in the lives of abused and neglected children which she says will ultimate ly help break the cycle of abuse A twentytwo hour training course for volun teers is scheduled to start Oct 9 Parker stressed that the training is extremely interesting and informative and that it is comprehensive Volunteers participate in extensive training before qualifying to work with individual fami she said If you have ever wished you could personally do something to prevent child abuse and neglect this is an opportunity you may want to take Whether your forte is office work facilitating parenting classes working directly with a family public relations or fund raising we look forward to hearing from Working board members and bilingual vol unteers are especially needed Parker also said she would like to develop a program with local churches to help provide the parenting classes so Family Outreach could use more of its resources for the oneonone family counseling Those interested in either the services offered or in volunteering with Family Outreach should call Lane Parker at 6201299 Family Outreach is located in suite 210 above New Braunfels Coffee at 123 N Seguin Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 3 12 28 34 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