New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, October 3, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

October 03, 1993

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Issue date: Sunday, October 3, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 3, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas IN TODAYS SPORTS DAY SUNDAY COUNTDOWNi 440 New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21 1845 March 21 1695 INSIDE Sports STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Richard Fey Marie Baas Darvin L Dietert Charles Hubertus David Jonas Arturo Cantu Helen Branue Reynaldo L Agurrie Angelita Guerrero Anna Resales Yomayra Vega Harry Alves James Beal John Bowers Goran King Susan Kolath Eve lyn Russell Belated birthdays are Viola Jonas Leona Burk holder Angelina Roc ha Elaine Soukup Frank Vermillion William Wareham Monday birthdays are Carol Dietel Jerry Geren Nor ma Payne Rocco Sarlo Addie Sorrel Les Thorn William Wilson Frank Yoehle Happy Anniversary to Raymond Mary Juarez 1 National Depression Screening Day slated Thursday Oct 7 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 JNatipnal Depression Screening Oct 7 from 10 to 8 at the Wellness Center office Execu tive Plaza Building Suite201i Comal League of Women Voters forum The Gorhal Area Provisional League of Women Voters will host a forum to acquaint the public with the ballot issues for the Nov 2 election on Wednes day Oct 6 at 7 at the NBISD board room 430 W Mill St Guest speaker will be Dr Tucker Gibson assistant profes sor of political science at Trini ty University The second forum will be held Oct 11 at 7 at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative at 10 FM 3159 Fall Choir Festival set Monday at CHS The public is invited to attend the 1993 Fall Choir Festival Monday Oct 4 at in the Canyon High Commons Four choirs from Smithson Valley High Perry Dean direct three choirs and Balladiers from Canyon High Jean Wood directing and NBHS choirs Debbie Koth directing will be performing auditionees from all three schools will pre sent a finale of the TMEA All State Region pieces The con cert will last 90 minutes German American Society meeting Tuesday Oct 5 The German American Society will hold their October meeting Tuesday Oct 5 at 7 pan at American Legion Hall There will be Dirndl Leder hasen Sale and make plans for the visitors from Dusseldorf on OcL 21 Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with VOLLEYBALL SHOWDOWNI Cougaretfes stuff Boerne Canyon held off Boerne through two close games winning 14 to take over sole pos session of the District 28 4A lead See Story Page 13A COUGARS UNICORNS WIN BIG GAMES RANGERS FALL HIGH SCHOOLS 35 27 17 Smlthson 0 New Uvalde Kerrville Tivy Alamo 40 San Marcos Academy20 M Left New Btaunftb Mike Sierra led the Unicorns back to a 1613 win NCAA Okla j x 38 24 48 10 20 New Braunfels Herald 75 CENTS A O L L I I ij I 42 Pages in three sections Oct Serving Comal County Home of LAURENCE COOKIE KOCH I Vol 141 No 226 Firefighters battle dump site blaze By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A fire at an illegal dump site on Daniels Street just south of New Braunfels sent 30 foot flames and large amounts of smoke into the air Saturday afternoon Smoke from the fire could be seen off Interstate High way 35 Daniels Street is located off Rusch Lane near FM 482 Engines from both the New Braunfels Fire Depart ment and the Bracken Fire Department were on the scene The call was received by the New Braunfels Fire Department at approximately 2 Comal County Fire Marshal Milton Willmann said he did not know the cause of the fire at this time The fire was originally reported as a brush fire As of 4 Saturday firefighters were still trying to extinguish some flames However the fire had been brought under control There is a lot they firefighters cant get to because it is so said Willmann Firefighters were expected to remain on the scene until Sunday morning according to Ernie Hassold Hazardous Materials Chairman for Comal County Willmann said the Texas Water Commission will be Since it is located nexj Firefighters battled an Intense fire at this Illegal dump site Saturday afternoon with high as SlMeet and smoke which could be seen easily from I35 The site wll be reported especially since It Is located near dry Comal Creek to the dry Comal Creek Various items had been dropped off at the illegal dump site They included pieces of metal wood household trash mattresses large appliances etc WUhnann said he did not know the owner of either sites at thistime However he expected to identify of brth dump sites by Mon day the New Braunfels Fire Department responded One vehicle from Bracken was on the scene Skrobek adds personal touch to Hummel ceremonies Gerhard Skrobek master sculp tor for W Goebel Porzellanfabrik Roedental Germany was on hand to sign numerous Hummel art works during the Hummel Museum grand opening ceremonies held Saturday Kay Rusk right looks on See story photos Page 8A Lab confirms suspicions of killer bee attack By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials confirmed this week that bees who stung a man in the Seguin area Sept 23 were Africanized Honey Bees more commonly known as killer According to Guadalupe County Extension Agent Gus Person the bees were sent to officials at Texas University and testing confirmed they were killer The man involved in the incident was reportedly taken to the hospital although he would not allow paramedics at the scene to transport him According to reports the incident occurred at Lakeside and Turtle Drive in Seguin Two other bee attacks reported in Guadalupe County last week Reports show his dog was also stung and died as a result of the attack Person said the dog was tied near a mobile home and could not escape the bees attacks The bees were believed to have been swarming underneath the trailer house according to Person In addition to this attack Person said two other bee attacks were reported last week He said no bees were gathered after these attacks so officials could not determine what type of bees were involved Person suggested any person who finds African ized Honey Bees should call a beekeeper We know beekeepers can collect the bees and take them home and put them with a good queen so they can be used as a domestic he said Person said there are no programs in Guadalupe County concerning Africanized Honey Bees Person said the bees can be killed by putting a cup of soap in a gallon of water and using enough pres sure on them to knock them down However Person said he encourages people not to kill bees unless they are endangering children ani mals or other people Community loses admired leader in Robert J Uhr From staff reports New Braunfels lost one of its most loved and admired community lead ers Saturday when Robert J Uhr died of heart failure in Dallas at age 83 Uhr was involved in literally dozens of local charities community organi zations and projects including the Lions Chamber of Commerce the Industrial Foundation Red Cross Downtown Association Wurst Asso ciation and more He was also involved in local and state government serving on the Texas Commission on Jail Standards for 15 years after being appointed by Gov ernor Dolph Briscoe Briscoe also appointed Uhr to the Interim Commit tee on Small Business He also served as a New Braunfels school board mem ber and served on the new Braunfels Housing Authority and the Zoning Board of Adjustment But it was his work with the youth of the communi ty that Uhr was most proud of He was active in Robert Uhr the Boy Scouts 4H and Teen Con nection He also received the Silver Unicorn Award from the Citizen Com mittee of NBISD and was an honorary member of the New Braunfels Aquat ic Club an honor awarded to only two others President Lyndon Johnson and Governor Dolph Briscoe He was loved by all kids because he was just a big kid said his son Dr Barry Uhr of Dallas He had no inhibitions when he was playing with them He would just get down on the floor and play with He said his father also often talked about his work with the Teen Connec tion Dr Uhr also said that his father always had a lot of time for his family despite his immense community involvement Most of what he did he did when we were grown up and away He worked just a block and a half from home so he would walk home for lunch every Uhr said Robert Uhr was the Communica tions and Cryptographic Security Offi cer for the Air Force Training Com mand in Fort Worth during World War II After the war we worked for United Gas Corp which later became Entex where he rose to district manager of the New Braunfels District He loved New Braunfels He loved it as much as his family What I will remember most is him walking down the street shaking hands and being the official host for New his son said Uhr was in Dallas with his family two weeks ago when he had his first chest pains He was hospitalized but had a major heart attack before bypass surgery was performed and remained hospitalized in Dallas until his death yesterday A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels Tuesday Oct 5 at 10 with burial to follow at Comal Ceme tery Court officials delay decision on Davis trial By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Court officials have once again delayed a decision on whether Jack Davis should stand trial for the 1989 murder of local school teacher Kathie Balonis Judge Charles Ramsay of the 22nd District Court is expected to make a decision Monday on the matter However because attor neys are still waiting for additional evidence the decision has been delayed until Nov 2 In addition the trial date which was set for Oct 11 has been delayed A new date has not been set at this time Davis has been accused of nuuv dering Balonis at the New Braunfels Oaks Apartment Balonis was a res ident of the apartments and Davis was a maintenance man Davis was tried three years ago for the murder of Balonis and found guilty His conviction was over turned by the Court of Appeals A bearing concerning a writ of habeas corpus filed by attor ney Stanley Schneider of Houston was held in August The judge is awaiting evidence to be introduced by Schneider The evidence concerns past tests and testimony provided by Fred Zain a former employee of the Bexar County Crime Lab Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 3 8 29 34 48 49 Jackpot million ;

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