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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY SO CENTS COUNTDOWN 403 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels 18 Pages In two sections Nov HeraldZeitunp Serving Comal County II Home of MATT SCHEEL Vol 141 No 253 INSIDE 4A Sports STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Juanita Rosas Matt Scheel Randi Decker Valori Martinez Twyla Schroeder Chester Offerman HeraldZeitung begins 12th CHEER campaign project The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung has kicked off its 12th annual CHEER Fund Sunday Nov 7 Each day donor names will be listed in the paper The drive is geared to provide donations to feed needy families in the New County area The Herald Zeitungs goal this year is to feed 200 families Last year the Her aldZeitung was able to raise enough money to supply 225 bas kets and had in surplus which has been accumulating interest in a savings account To donate to the CHEER Fund call 6259144 and ask for Carol Ann Avery Todays donations include George Madeline McCol lough David Connie Sullens Carol Ann Avery Charles Mary White Mike Meeds Frank Kalson LaFord Mills Douglas Brandt Miguel Gonzales 10 Jimmy Suarez N Wagner Tammy Knodel Brett Renne Murphy Troy Jones Tammy Hand 1 bag of can goods Susan Nicholson Karen Reininger Paul Davis Dave Cheryl DuVall Jerry Jen nifer Rompel Richard Tijerina Roger Croteau Maggie Loriaux Mark Tabitha Lyon Bassoonist is Mid Texas Symphonys guest artist Austin native Craig T Engle man a bassoonist will be the guest artist when the MidTexas Symphony presents a concert on Sunday Nov 14 at 4 in the New Braunfels Civic Center Tickets for the concert are for adults for senior citizens and college students and for students through high school age Tickets are available at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and First Choice and will be available at the door the day of the concert For more information call 6290336 Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gath er and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Twocar wreck Tuesday A woman was taken to the hosplta Tuesday after Springs Loop and Loop 337 Injured In the accident was Seguln resident Melba Grimm a passenger In the vehicle She was transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital and was treat ed and released Reports show the accident occurred at Tuesday The accident Involved a 1984 Bronze Toyota Camry driven by Joshua Wilson Holden 16 of New Braunfels and a 1973 light Green Ford Custom pickup driven by Monroe Grimm 75 of Seguln According to reports Holdens car was heading south on Hueco Springs Loop when he lost control of the vehicle and went left of the center lane Reports show Holdens car struck Grimms pickup which was heade north on Hueco Springs Loop EUWDs water quality program to continue By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the Edwards Under ground Water District approved several items Tuesday allowing the district to entering into contracts to continue the groups water quality program Board members approved a con tracts for a water quality sample col lection program and for analytical lab oratory services for water quality sam ples Total cost of these contracts is The board also approved entering into a contract for two studies one for an Edwards Aquifer groundwater divides assessment study and one for Rose Aquifer hydro logic communication study Total cost of these two studies is SI Comal County Representative Ken neth Ikels said there has always been talk concerning the groundwater survey but nothing has been published or done scientifically The board also approved a joint funding agreement with the Department of Interior Geologi cal Survey concerning basic data col lection The cost of this agreement is Ikels said this same program cost last year We have been cutting it down in order to save he said We have reduced the scope of the According to Ikels some of the sub jects covered in this study are now covered in other contracts approved by the board He said total savings is The board also received a briefing on the results of the aquifer storage assess ment study Ikels said this is the study that refers to 215 million acre feet of water in the Edwards Aquifer How ever he said nobody knows how much of this water is available or can be pumped Board members requested a public hearing be held in Austin concerning a request by the BexarMedinaAtas cosa Counties Water Control and Improvement District No 1 to change the point of diversion and to use water from Medina Lake Ikels said the public hearing is being held because some board members are concerned about the recharge to the Edwards Aquifer that Lake Medina offers By JENNIFER ROMPEL More than 30 citizens helped in the fight against domestic violence Tues day night by attending the Comal County Womens Shelter Second Annual Candlelight Vigil Local elected officials members of the shelters board of directors shelter staff members and area residents attended the event to raise awareness about domestic violence in Comal County We are trying to raise community awareness that there is a problem with domestic said Cindy Stauf fer di rector of the shelter The biggest thing for women to know is that the community cares about what happens to them It makes it easier to start dealing with the prob she said For a number of years domestic violence was kept in the clos et It has now become a topic of dis Ofelia Espinoza a survivor of domestic violence spoke to the group about how the womens center helped her Very recently this June I left my battered If wasnt for womens shelter I dont know what I would have done I have absolutely no family here in Im a sur scary situation but there is help Victims feel they have to be co dependent They are really stronger than they realize The abuser makes them feel like they are she said Espinoza a resident of New Braun fels was in an abusive home for 11 years She has two children a four yearold son and a twoyearold daugh ter I can tell a difference in them her They are so much more at she said She said she is now giving volunteer time to the center and is living on her own Ellen Fisher Texas Council of Fam ily Violence spoke to the group on the need for more womens shelters in Texas The surgeon general of the United leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 to said Fisher Some research says that one out of three women will be abused during her lifetime some statistics say its one out of two Some statistics say its one out of four It deosnt matter we know that the problem is real and if there is one woman and her children e iu photo by JENNIFER ROMPEi left Kristin Selbert Cindy Stauffer Robert Konkel passthe flame to who need help then we have a respon each other at Tuesday nights Candlelight Vigil held at the Plaza sibllitv to resnond In an interview after the vigil Espinoza said she believes a lot of women in this area do not know what nes educated I Its a sibiiity to respond We also have a responsibility to change the societal attitude that permits abusive women and children That doesnt comdemn it that condones it that portrays women in the media as victims and as passive women and a society where violence is the norm can solve our problems in the home we jn Cougarettes advance to next round of playoffs Courtney Daffln a Junior out side hitter for the Canyon Cougarettes blasts a shot over the net during last nights win over Flour Bluff The score was and sends the Cougarettes Into the regional finals against Austin Westiake Friday for a berth In the state tourney In Austin can solve our problems In the street Commissioner Cristina Zamora sheltered 18 women and 135 children we can solve our problems within Stauffer said the event will be held in 1992 up from 61 women and 100 whole variety of social diseases again next year and she hopes to see an children in 1991 Officials expect a 40 really begin with a lack of respect increase in numbers percent increase in the number of oeo for women and children In our There will probably be more when The invocation was given by Mon we get our building built in the spring The shelter received its charter in star Euaene OCallahan of peter she said Wo will then becomS 1986 and Mine taW7 master a more visible The emergency shelter was started in was Comal County Records show the Womens Center the Spring of 1988 Comal County Sheriffs Department to take part in statewide HEAT auto theft program From reports Comal County Sheriff Jack Dremer announced today that his department will be participating in the statewide auto theft prevention program known as Help End Auto While this program has been popular on the local level for several years citizens may now register a vehicle for statewide identification The basic point of the program is to identify a time of day when most automobiles are not used This time period has been determined by the Department of Public Safety as 1 to 5 Registered vehicle displaying the AT sticker may be stopped by a peace officer at any time during this period to determine whether the automobile is beinp operated bv the owner or with the owners permission There is also a specific decal that will not allow a vehicle to cross the bor der Once registered with the statewide system a vehicle may be checked out anywhere in the state This will give peace officers a good identification method to detect stolen vehi cles Now that this program is being organised on a statewide basis we will be glad to help our citizens register theh vehicles It is an excellent tool for our officers to use and will greatly benefit those who said Sheriff Jack Bremer Registration is and will begin Nov 22 at the Comal County Sheriffs Office For more information call 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