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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 21, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY Canyon hosting Lockhart today at 3 See P OOUNTDOWMl 455 DAYS New Braunfeli Semicentennial March March NewBraunfels Herald i 178 2627 E Y AMD ELL DR FASO TX 12 Pages in one section Deo Serving Coma County for more than 142 years Home of JOSIE ELDRIDQE Vol 142 No 28 INSIDE Sports Stainnttiscli Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zettung extends the following birth day wishes to Bonnie SUmpIn Jason Hunt America Noel VaJen zuela Rory Mills Happy Anniversary to Ernesto EUda 13th Bridal Fair set for Jan 4 at civic center On Tuesday Jan 4 the New Braunfels Bridal Fair Association will host its 13th annual Bridal Fair at the New Braunfels Civic Center located at 380 S Seguin St Admission is Doors open at All facets of planning a wed ding from engagement to honey moon to moving into a first home are represented by the bridal con sultants participatingincluding jewelry hair styling and nail care flowers and other special decorations catering photogra phy wedding dresses hotels reception rooms honeymoon travels chinaware and more A bridal gown fashion show will be interrupted only by the awarding of exquisite prizes giv en by participating businesses Typical drawings include a free trip 20piece setting of china and more This years prizes will include grooms gifts as well Youre invited to visit the booths of each participating business to see what services and items they have to offer and to register to win each consultants First United Methodist sets two services First United Methodist Church will have two Christmas Eve services on Friday Dec 24 in the church sanctuary at and Both will be traditional ser vices with familiar Christmas carols and candlelighting Cathy Talcott will be singing at the service and there will be special music at the service Nursery for small chil dren will be available at both services Gift wrapping to benefit local groups Gift wrap service is available at the New Braunfels Factory Outlet next to Ribbon courtesy of volunteers from the Childrens Shelter and St Paul Lutheran Youth Gifts can be wrapped for and the proceeds will benefit both the Childrens Shelter and St Paul Lutheran Youth Open daily from 12 to 8 through Dec 23 and from 12 to 3 on Dec 24 Training for hotline work available The Comal County Womens Center will conduct training for hotline volunteers every Thurs day evening at The cen ter staffs a 24hour crisis hotline for battered or abused women and victims of sexual Becky SoUss at 6207520 between 9 and 6 week days TlnM Is running out There are only 4 more shopping days left until Chrlitmail Stammdflch The Ntw Braunfelt HeraldZeltung Invlttt lu rtadirt to submit Itemi to Stammtisch According to the Sophtinburg Archives and memben of the Oirman community Stammlltch rtprtttnti a fitting place for memben of the community to gather and ihare the dayt happenlngt We invite you to short with Officials say theyre doing the best they can to track Jack Davis By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer HeraldZeitungphoto by JOHN HUSETH New Braunfels emergency personnel give emergency medical aid to Alvln Guerrero Juan Floras and Jose Luis Garcia at the scene of an accident which took place yesterday at the 100 block of N Hickory All three were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released Three taken to hospital after twocar collision By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Three Comal County residents were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital Monday after a twocar accident that occurred Monday after noon at the intersection of West San Antonio Street and North Hicko ry Street Guerrero of Cibolo Juan Flores of Cibolo and Jose Luis Gar cia of New Braunfels were all taken to McKenna by New Braunfels EMS ambulance All three were treated and released Monday According to reports the accident involved a 1993 green Toyota Ter cel driven by Jimmy Russel Johnson 36 of New Braunfels and a 1992 red Ford Aerostar minivan driven by Guerrero 29 The accident occurred at Reports show Johnson was driving south on the 100 block of North Hickory and had stopped at the stop sign Guerrero was traveling east on block of San Antonio Reports show Johnson stated he stopped at the intersection looked both ways and proceeded into the intersection when he collided with Guerreros vehicle According to reports Guerreros vehicle rolled over on its right side and slid into the 1100 block of West San Antonio Johnson was not injured in the accident Fundraising for New Braunfels Sesquicentennial to begin Jan 3 By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the Sesquicentennial Commis sion met last night to continue discussions on raising money for the event and to discuss the possibility of purchasing a bronze plaque to commemorate the event Finance chairman Dennis Heitkamp told the committee he is estimating that approximately will need to be collected for the event Fundraising for the event will officially kick off Jan 3 Memberships will be available through June Other donations can be made throughout the year Membership donates include Ansiedler set tler for This membership includes a listing in the program a certificate and a sou venir name badge The second membership Grunder Verein Founders Club can be pur chased for This will include the same benefits as the Ansiedler membership plus a listing on a commemorative plaque free admis sion to all Sesquicentennial events and a VIP name badge The Historical Committee chaired by Bob bie Purdum will begin selling quilt squares next month to help raise funds Interested per sons will be able to purchase a square and will also be responsible for making it The square will then be attached to the rest of the quilt Packets will be available at the Mission Valley Textile Store The Sesquicentennial will begin in April 1995 Events during the yearlong celebration will cover all areas of New Braunfels history Some of the events that are currently being discussed include an historic trail ride a time capsule religious services an Easter egg hunt parade fireworks taste of the town concerts and a barbecue lunch Events are being planned not only to cele brate the German heritage of New Braunfels but also the heritage and heritage Three longtime civic leaders recognized as Hall of Honor recipients at Monday ceremony Officials from the Comal County Probation Office said they are doing the best they can to keep track of ital murder suspect Jack Warren Davis Davis who was released on bond two weeks ago was ordered to leave the state as a condition of his pretrial release He is currently living in Mississippi with his family however officials from the Mississippi Department of Corrections said they do not have the authority to monitor Davisactivities Davis is accused of murdering local school teacher Kathie Balonis in her New Braunfels Oaks Apartments in 1989 Balonis was a resident of the apartments and Davis was the maintenance man Davis was convicted in 1990 but his conviction was overturned by the state Court of Appeals The decision to lower Davis bond was made by Dis trict Court Judge Charles Ramsay on Dec 6 At that time Ramsay set several conditions for Davis pretrial release In addition to the requirement that Davis leave the state the judge also set the following conditions Davis must commit no crime against the laws of the state he must report to his Comal County supervisor twice per week beginning Dec 10 or as directed by the supervising officer he must submit to a urine analysis breath analysis and he cannot consume narcotics controlled substances or any alcoholic beverages Davis pretrial supervisor Jack Williamson of the Comal County Probation Department said he has con tacted Davis several times since his release He said he is in contact with Davis by either phone or letter at least twice per week We are doing what we can We stay in touch by phones and he said Williamson still hoping Mississippi offi cials will decide to supervise Davis I am disappointed that they may not supervise he said In order to monitor Davis whereabouts Williamson said probation officials can check the post mark on letters make phone calls to Davis home and send certified mail that must be personally received by Davis He also said it is difficult to monitor any person daily whether they are in this county or not The thing that is different in this case is that we dont have facetoface contact If he were here we wouldnt speak to him as often We are currently in touch with him twice each he said If Mississippi continues with its stand we will not be able to establish face to face contact with he said Williamson said his department has no control over whether or not Davis returns for trial He was released on bond Unless he is arrested for vio lation of the conditions his return is up to him and his said Williamson Officials from the Mississippi Department of Correc tion said the probation department in Mississippi has no statutory authority to supervise Davis because he is not on probation or parole By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher Three longtime civic leaders were recognized as recipients of the Hall of Honor Award presented by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Monday The three Hortcnsia Hernandez Raymond A Metzke and Charles E Berger will formally receive their awards at the Chambers annual banquet in January Mike Dietert chairman of the board of the Chamber read letters to each of the three during the Chambers monthly board meeting Mrs Hernandez and her husband Pat were recipients of the Chambers Seasoning Award in 1986 Since that time Dietert told Mrs Hernandez Monday You have continued to serve this community and therefore you have been chosen to join other outstanding citizens in the Hall of Continuing Dietert said As a native of New Braunfels you have been a leader in youth activities your church civic clubs veterans associa tions citizenship activities and vari ous other civic endeavors We are aware that you served for many years on the Reflections Committee of the Sophienburg Museum and during 1986 served as chair of the Texas Sesqui centennial Committee that promoted the preservation of the Mexican Amer ican heritage in this community As a good citizen you have been an active worker in your voting precinct ind for three decades have helped over 100 individuals become Addressing Metzke Dietert said When you first came to New Braun fels in 1939 as district manager of Unit ed Gas you immediately began involving yourself in the civic affairs of New Everyone should know that one of your early efforts was as a member of a seven person committee to study and execute a strat egy that resulted in the passage of a bond issue on its third attempt to build the current New Braunfels High School You did this as a member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Dietert went on to recognize Met zkes involvement with the New Braunfels Rotary Club the Lions dub Eden Home Association the Childrens Museum Hospice Womans Advo cacy Building Fund the Hummel Museum of which he is a Jbunden member the Heritage Society Con servation Society Genealogy Society and the Sophienburg Museum and Archives Dr Betters leadership Dietert said has had a tremendous impact upon the growth and development of this An active member of the Comal M HeraldZeltung photo by DAVID SULLENS Mike Dieted chairman of the board of the chamber presents Hortensli Hernandez Raymond A Metzke and Charlee E Berger wrth Hall of Honor awards County Medical Society he has served as its president and as its representative to the Texas Medical Association for more than a decade Dr Berger has been active in the New Braunfels Rotary Club for more than 30 years Dietert said He is a lire member of the Sophienburg Museum Association a charter member of the Heritage Society and a charter member of the Hummel Museum He is active with the New Braunfels Conservation Society the Childrens Museum Wurstfest Association and he has been county chairman of his political party for more than 15 years He has chaired the Texas Legislative Conference for two years is a past Chamber chairman and is a member of the Chambers Blue Coats In other action Ac Chambers direc tors Monday named Skip Stratemann a trustee for the BraunfeJs Foundation Trust For news subscription or information call 6259144   

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