Sunday, January 9, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas IN SPOUTS JVew eraunfels knocks off Kerrville Tiwy in overtime See COUNtDOWNl 439 DAYS NewBraunlels Semicentennial March INSIDE 2A Letters to the Sports Farm Ranch news 28 7A 5B Bridal SUNDAY Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Lisa F Brucks GaryPlttman Milton Bode Gilbert Arlitt Maxwell H Case Bruce Shepherd Flora Holz Lorraine Kennemer Linda Dor ranee James Elsesser Jim Eakle Dorothy Hancock Leon Helmke Mon Bob Miller Clin ton Ritchey Edna Soechting Robert Braune Tom Bluntzer to be keynote speaker Local attorney Tom Bluntzer will be the keynote speaker at the next meeting of the Christian Business Mens Committee of New Braunfels set for Tuesday Jan 11 12 pjn at Tree Tops Restaurant Bluntzer has been a partner in law firm of Reagan Burrus Dierksen Lamon Bluntzer Has has served in var ious offices in the Jaycees Lions Club Rotary Club and theNew Braunfels and Texas Chamber of Bluntzer and his wife Anna are the parents of two sons The CBMC is an interdenomi national group of men from many churches For more information contact Bob Morris at 6258252 or Charley Pooler at 6295725 True Women author to sign books Jan 15 A book signing by Janice Woods Windle author of True Women a dramatic novel of Texas and the dynamic women who I influenced her history will be held at The Book Trader 185 Seguin St in New Braunfels on Saturday Jan 15 from 1 to 3 Windles book tells vivid stories of the women in her family which were passed down from mother to daughter grandmother to grand daughter aunt to nice and father to daught These women were at the heart of the events and lives that shaped Texas Windles greatgreat mother Euphermia Texas Ashby King me Sam Houston before the battle of the Alamo and her descendants lived and worked in the New Braunfels area For more information call 629 5044 Great American Antiquefest set Many local antique dealers will be at the Great American Antique fest to be held Saturday Jan 15 from 10 to 6 pjn in the New Braunfels Civic Center on Seguin St The snow formerly held in May will continue through Sun day Jan 16 from 10 to 5 The admiss on is good for return visits Stammtisch Tht Braunftls wvftw Ut to submit ittnu to Stammtisch According to SophtMburg Archivu and mtmbtn of tint community Stammtach rtprutntt 9 titling pbctfer mtmturt of i Wt Invitt you to thart No vacancy Ftentai property tough to find for newcomers and winter Texans looking for a place to live in New Braunfels Comal Family Land Herttw Localranc E UK tcbeindut Ty 79903 Heritage ra 3A dt New Braunfels Herald 75 CENTS 40Pages in three sections Sunday Jan Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of GARY PITTMAN I Vol 142 No 42 Woman injured in accident District 2 voters are one week away from deciding council post By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Voters in District 2 have just one more week to make their decision about whom to elect as their new city council per son Voters will cast their ballots Saturday to determine who will be the new city council member for District 2 Running for the seat are former council person Dan Bremer and local business owner Mary Serold Both candidates said they will not be making any special campaign efforts this week but instead will continue cam paigning as they have for the past several weeks Serold said she has been making phone calls and walking from door to door as much as possible She said her volun teers are also walking from door to door and are letting peo ple know she is available to answer any questions The best thing for people to realize is that now they have a chance and an absolutely wonderful opportunity to make a change a change for the better for the representa tion of District said Seroldi Voice be for all the people and not just a tdgo to thepolls and let thern selves be she said v s Bremer Said he is also continuing to contact people and Dan Bremer Mary Serold will also be walking the neighborhood to spread his mes sage to the vot ers of District 2 I just hope the voters get put and get all the facts and evalu ate the differ ences between the two he said I feel like I have a tremendous amount of knowledge that can be used in representing Dis trict 2 and the city he said Bremer also said he believes evaluation and review of the budget is an critical issue The seat for District 2 was left vacant after Bremer was recalled during a special election The effort to have Bremer recalled was led by a committee of District 2 residents including Serofd Apetitioh was presented to the city coun cil by Serold containing the signatures of more than 20Q Dis trict2 residents who ii fill the vacant Council y the New Braunfels City Brown murder trial to begin Jan 24 HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH One person was Injured In an accident Friday which occurred at approximately on the 135 access road In front of Long John Silvers The name of the person Injured was not released She was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by New Braunfels EMS The accident Involved an Econollne van driven by Hector Martinez 22 of New Braunfels and a Buick LeSabre The van Is owned by Tr City Distribution of New Braunfels Congressman Tejeda says healthcare welfare reform and anticrime legislation are key issues By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Steven Wayne Mangum 49 of New Braunfels is scheduled to stand trial Jan 24 for allegedly murdering Linda Brown 50 also of New Braunfels The incident occurred at Aug 28 at the Das Port Haus town houses in New Braunfels According to reports Brown had been shot in the back of her head by a bolt action rifle Mangum was arrested at the scene by New Braunfels police officers Mangum was taken to the Comal County Jail Bond has been set at Immediately following the shoot ing Brown was taken by AirLife to Brooke Army Medical Center She died Aug 31 Both Brown and Mangum were liv jng at the townhouse where the shoot ing occurred According to past reports Mangum claimed to be cleaning his rifle when the shooting occurred He was indicted by the Comal County Grand Jury Oct 6 on charges of murder An autopsy was conducted by the Bexar County Medical Examiner Linda Brown is the widow of former Comal Independent School District Superintendent Bill Brown Prosecutor on the case is Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer The defense attorney is New Braunfels attorney Ronald Zipp By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Rep Frank Tejeda visited New Braunfels Friday to help celebrate the opening of the Social Security Referral Center but he took some time to speak briefly about the key issues facing the upcoming second session of the 103rd Congress The key issues will be health care reform welfare reform and anticrime legislation said Those are the three issues that the American pub lic is very concerned and interested in and they want to see something done 1 want to hear from everyone There will be plenty of time for input and suggestions because on the health care issue we are nine or ten months away from the first vote I feel very strongly that every American should have access to health care At the same time we need to be sure that its quality health care and that our citizens have a choice in which doctor they go to The great contro versy will come on how do we pay for it how do we fund At the Senior Citizens Center Teje da helped celebrate the opening of the Social Security Referral Center I want to congratulate the entire community especially Commis sioner Cristina Zamora for her tire less said Tejeda Im just very proud to be a very very small part of making this Tejeda said having the Social Secu rity Referral Center at the Senior Citi zens Center with local representatives would make the agency even more responsive to the needs of the com munity Tejeda also took the time to present a flag that had flown over the Capitol in Washington to the children at Lone Star Primary HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Gloria Sasser Democratic chairman for Comal County watches while Rep Frank Tejeda presents from ten Valerie Casarez Michael Kempen Tyson Labowskl Kody Qamm Kelly Greenlees Marilyn Bucker and Christine Klvlln with a flag City council to consider changing TexPool authorization Monday night Bit ICUMICCd BlMirCI n By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council will meet Monday night to consider a resolution changing the individuals authorized to act on behalf of the city regarding investment of funds in TexPool The council will meet at Jan 10 in the New Braunfels Municipal Building The resolution will allow City Manager Mike Shands and Finance Director Darrell Sollberger to be authorized to transmit funds to the Trust Company investment in TexPool and to with draw funds The resolution will also authorize them to issue letters of instruction and to take oth ers actions regarding the investment of city funds In other business the council will also discuss the following items Public hearing to consider a request for a special use permit for 2 acres on Walnut Avenue out of a acre tract to allow a Masonic Lodge to be constructed Consideration and approval of the first read ing of an ordinance establishing a recycling advi sory committee Consideration and approval of a resolution designating officials as being responsible for acting for and on behalf of the city in dealing with the Texas Department of Commerce and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the purpose of participating in the Texas Capital Fund Main Street Improvements Grant Program certifying the city is eligible to receive assistance under the program and desig nating a blight in the downtown area Discuss and consider setting a special meet ing to canvass the votes of the special election to be held Jan 15 Consider appointing three members to the Community Development Advisory Committee Consider appointing one member residing within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city to the impact fee advisory committee Consider appointing one member to the Landa Park Municipal Golf Course advisory board 1 Consider appointing three members to the Housing Authority board of commissioners The third and final reading of an ordinance as the official map of the city A second reading of an ordinance amending the code of ordinances by reaming acres of land out of the Oakwood Estates The second reading of an ordinance by the city providing the portions of Rock Street and North Central Avenue be vacated abandoned and closed providing for the reversion of the fee in said land The first reading of an ordinance granting a special use permit to 2 acres on Walnut to allow a Masonic Lodge to be constructed Consider awarding the bid for purchase of emergency light bars for police patrol unite Consider authorizing the city manager to advertise for bids for selfcontained breathing apparatus for the fire department Todays Lottery numbers are 5 9 13 4O 41 44 Jackpot million