New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 8, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 08, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Recipes galore in todays Cuisine COUNTDOWNi 468 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels CENTS Herald Zeitung 16 Pages In two sections Dec Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of DENNIS HEITKAMP Vol 142 No 19 INSIDE Sports irthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to Dennis Heitkamp Jim Scheele Rosa Fey 99 Brittany Williams Beverly Maddox Elsie Paredez Muriel Ost berg Annie Buch Jack Chip man Margaret Corbett Calvin King Frank Marx John Stroh Happy Anniversary to Hector Mary Lou Molina 20 HeraldZeitung Cheer donations continue The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer fund campaign donations continue to pour in according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery The funds proceeds assist local needy families To donate call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144 Todays donation was from Johnye L Smithee Wallace Dorothy Johnson Bob Ruth Alford Annonymous Kenneth Betty Triesch Mr Mrs Givens n Tessye Mau rer Todays Total Symphony guild holds holiday lunch The MidTexas Symphony Guild New Braunfels Chapter will hold a Christmas luncheon Monday Dec 13 at at the Tea Loft Members should make reservations by calling Arlene Buhl at 6256411 by Wednesday Dec 8 New mem bersVe welcome Rail Authority board meeting changed The Texas High Speed Rail Authority Board meeting has been changed from Dec 10 to Dec 17 at 10 at 125 E 11th St in Austin The meeting is open to the public For questions or additional information contact Charlene Fem at 18007352989 Local church shows living nativity scene Oakwood Baptist Church 2154 N Loop 337 invites the public to their living nativity scene on Dec from 7 to 9 each night The presentation will be walkup viewing NBHS Fall Sports Banquet Thursday The NBHS All Sports Booster Club will hold its Fall Sports Banquet Thursday Dec 9 at 6 at the civic center Tickets are on sale at Unicorn Food Mart NBHS office or call Lynne Simons at 6295277 Tickets are Toys for Tots event slated for tomorrow The New Braunfels Toys for Tots auction will be held tomor row night at the Watering Hole at 8 until 12 Cover of plus new toy or will go to ben efit Toys for Tots 410 MO16 SOWEST IIICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL DR PASO TX 79903 Comal County officials are continuing their investigation into the death of a Startzville man who was severely burned in a fire last week and has now officially been ruled as a homicide Results from an autopsy conducted by the Bexar County Medical Examier show that Raul Ramiro Hernandez 31 had some type of sub stance splashed on him before he was burned in the fire The autopsy was conducted Tuesday after ruled a homicide Investigation into death continues Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items io Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and of the German community Stammtisch represents a titling place for of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with noon The case is being investigated by Comal Coun ty Fire Marshal Milton Willmann and Sgt Davis Ott of the Comal County Sheriffs Office In interviews earlier this week Willmann said the fire did not appear to be accidental Further interviews with witnesses are being conducted today No suspect information is being released at this time Raul Hernandez was found outside his mobile home after the fire He was taken by Canyon Lake EMS to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio He died Monday afternoon Reports show he suffered severe burns over threefourths of his body The fire occurred at Friday in a mobile home behind the Starts Cafe in Startzville The mobile home was owned by Comal Coun ty resident James Startz who also owns the Startz Final numbers indicate extent of collection days success Cafe It was being rented to Hernandez Reports indicate emergency personnel at the scene had called both AirLife and heli copters to transport the man however neither helicopter would travel to Canyon Lake because of storms in the area According to reports a man and two children were walking away from the home when the fire started They returned when they saw the flames and went to Startzs home to ask him to call 911 Canyon Lake EMS and the Canyon Lake Vol unteer Fire Department responded to the fire From staff reports With an average of 92 vehicles coming through every hour on Saturday it really kept us said New Braunfels Asst Fire Chief Elroy Friesen hahn But were delighted 557 households took part in the first joint Household Hazardous Waste Collection ForLaidlaw Environmental Services the company hired to dis pose of the materials that could be recy cled the event alsbone A breakdown A breakdown of the major materials collected on Saturday Car batteries 650 all recy clable Used motor oil gallons to be recycled into lubricants Used oil filters 55gallon drum full collected Oil to be pressed out recycled Remaining filters are no longer can be landfilled Antifreeze 110 gallons collect ed recyclable Latex pain 200 gallons of origi nal colors to be distributed by New Braunfels Community Service Center to local charities and needy individuals A 55gallon drum full of mixed paint can be used as primer Oil basedpaint 40 cubic yards of paint containers will be incinerat ed In a commercial hazardous waste Incinerator 65 drums of lab packs for unwanted pesticides fertilizers and household cleaners were created In lab packs compatible chemicals are embedded in absorbent materi al in 55gallon drums Each product is itemized for consolidation and appropriate disposal elsewhere source city of New Braunfels most successful ever Weve con ducted more than of these collec tion days around Texas and through out North not ed Bill Hallam of LES Im happy to say this program had one of the highest turnouts weve ever seen anywhere The whole community is to be The program was kept running smoothly on Sat urday by 15 volunteers mostly county volunteer fire fighters recruited by County Fire Marshal Milton Willmann Willmann serves on the programs board along with New Braunfels Mayor Rudy Seidel Precinct 4 Comal County Commissioner Moe Schwab and Chief Phil Baker of the New Braunfels Fire Department Friesenhahn is the project manager Friesenhahn said many of the people who brought in their hazardous waste on Saturday had been saving it up for a long time I asked one couple where they got the pickup load of used oil they brought he said The hus band said hed been changing his oil himself for 30 years and the wife said shed been after him for almost that long to find someplace to get rid of it A Wortlvivliile Wait After 42 years Lopez awarded Silver Star By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer After 42 years of waiting patiently Felipe M Lopez 64 of New Braunfels has been awarded the Silver Star Medal for heroism in the Korean War The Silver Star is the nations thirdhighest award for valor The medal was presented by Fifth Army Commander Lt Gen Tom Jaco during a cere mony at Fort Sam Houston I am glad I am getting it the I believe it is well deserved Very few people do have a Silver said Lopez the certificate states Lopez received the award for gal lantry in action on Aug 2 1950 at Chinju Korea His unit had been hastily placed in a defen sive position and was without sufficient ammunition on hand at crew served weapons When the enemy launched a savage attack and with his unit under heavy fire Corp Lopez without regard for his personal safety took a jeep and made several trips back and forth to the battal ion ammunition dump This supply of ammunition permitted his company to repel the enemy attack When the enemy with drew beyond small arms fire Corp Lopez voluntarily went Felipe Lopez admires his new Silver Star medal hor heroism forward of friendly lines and recovered an M18 scout car that had been abandoned His fearless example and courage reflects high credit on Corp Lopez and the military ser I saved 186 lives My part of the company was cut They were hollering for ammu nition on the radio The two dri vers before me refused to I jumped in the jeep and went to battalion headquarters and loaded up with said Lopez The enemy was trying to stop me from going through I made four to five loads When I stopped there were 17 to 20 bul let holes in my jeep I could feel bullets buzzing he said God saved me I give credit to God for Lopez first joined the Army during World War n when he was 15 He said his mother called offi cials and told them Lopez was underage and he was then dis charged soon as I became of a HeraldZeitung photo by MARK LYON legal age I went back and volun teered said Lopez Lopez who currently resides in San Antonio received the award with the help of Rep Henry B Gonzalez Lopez told his story to Gonza lez who then found tile records and recommended Lopez for the award Lopez served in both World War n and Korea and took his discharge just before the Viet nam War He served in the Army for 16 years Committee to try to recover CISD losses through lawsuit By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer An ad hoc committee met Tuesday to dis cuss the possibility of recovering pro rata losses for Comal Independent School District through a suit claiming the state is in a breach of contract with the district and has violated good faith agreements with the people of Texas Lois Duggan of Canyon Lake and other inter ested patrons of the district met with district officials to ask that the CISD board to adopt a resolution supporting the efforts of patrons to try to recover the losses through a suit The patrons will bear the expenses for the suiXorivatelv so as not to obligate the district to spend any money on legal fees Duggan said The suit would be based on the commitment the state makes each year for funding local school districts In CISDs case million could be recovered if the suit is successful I do feel that the school district cannot breach its contracts with vendors or staff but the state seems to be able to It should be a twoway said Abel Campos CISDs Director of Finance If successful it would sure help local taxpayers Ill settle for the million weve Dueean also cited the governors efforts to seek recovery from the federal government of expenses the state has incurred for the super conducting supercollider SSC project as a like situation Both the board members and the administra tion support the effort and will have the dis tricts lawyer review a resolution of support drawn up by the patrons The resolution will be considered at next Mondays board meet ing NB Board of Trustees hear encouraging report of declining drop out rate at Tuesday meeting By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees received good news at last nights board meeting concerning the dropout rate in the district which declined again to percent NBISD has followed state and national levels at the ninth said Mike Fitsko Assistant Super intendet of Curriculum and Instruction In 199293 we only lost nine compared to 198889s 51 Thats a real turn around to The total number of dropouts in NBISD had steadi ly declined since 1989 when 133 students were lost In8990115 were lost in9091111 were lost and in919265werelost In 199293 only 56 were lost and Fitsko said there was a possibility that the district would recover three of those Hes gonna find out whos naughty or its not Santa Claus thats coming to NBISD its big The board also heard and saw a report on the uti lization of video cameras on the dis tricts school buses Introduced by 4009 the Transportation Department for we onlY monitorin student manaement IQS1 nme Compared the black box on a particular day The tapes will be reviewed by Templeton to mon itor drivers for training purposes and document stu dent response in emergency situations However the tapes will also be use to assist drivers with disci pline management recording all activities going on behind the dri ver When problems are noted the campus principal will be advised that the documenting tapes are monitoring student management 4000 loading an unloading procedures 198889 8 51 route schedules and driver training Thats a real turn the cameras are being put in black around to boxes that are currently being Fitsko available if necessary to solve the installed on all the buses Bob Templeton Manager of the Only approved NBISD employ Transportation Department showed the board videos ees and parents of children involved in the video that have already been made on some of the routes to tapes will be allowed to view the tapes illustrate the way he will use the cameras In other business the boaid the administration to According to the report students and drivers will advertise for bids for a standing seam metal roof not know whether or not a camera is actually inside for Carl Schurz and Seele cafetoriums HofaildZtltwg photo by JOHN HUSET OoopsI Naw Brtunft Sltrrt thowt hit frustration the ball tllpt through hit handt during ttcond quarter action lift night See Spoilt Page 7A Dont miss the firstever Wassaiffest downtown tomorrow night ;

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