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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas NBYSG gives contributions to high school soccer teams 10 New Braunfels 4 J 0 none section Jan Serving Coma County for more than 142 years ft Home of tilTA GARZA I Vol 142 No 47 3 4 Taxes In Sports 810 Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZertung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes tofWto Gana Rene Gonzalez Ray Martinez Kevin Schriewer Rosetta Sent tichin Onetta Bradley M Agee Agnes McKee Russell Joe Shirley Ian Walker Eva Armsworthy MidTexas Symphony Chorus begins Jan 30 The rehearsals of the Mid Texas Symphony Chorus will begin on Sunday Jan 30 at 2 downstairs in the Friendship Room of the Eden Home For fur ther information call Fred Frue holz at 6256420 Book Review Club to meet Jan 25 The Book Review Club will meet at the Senior Citizens Cen ter 655 Landa Tuesday Jan 25 from 10 ajri to Coffee will be served at Dr Kenneth Peters will review Generations by William Strauss and Neil Howe the History of Americas Future from 1584 to 2069 t v Guest are invited A dona tion is Lake Association of Realtors luncheon set The New Lake Area Association of Realtors will told a membership luncheon on Jan 24 1 at Molly Joes Restaurant The guest speaker will be Cathey Vackar who will talk on Juvenile Gang Call 6256954 or fax 6256980 withRSVP Newcomers set Mexican fiesta auction The New Braunfels Newcomers Annual Mexican fiesta potluck supper and silent auction will be held Thursday Jan 20 at at the Senior Citizens Center All members are asked to bring a covered dish and an item for the silent auction Suggestions include ceramics paintings arts and crajfts jewelry baked goods and and useful household items There will be mariachi l area newcomers and guests are welcome Community Chorale concert set Feb 6 The New Braunfels Community Chorale will have a concert Sun day Feb 6 at 3 at the New Braunfels Prebyterian Church Tickets will tx available at China NThlrigs in Landa Plaza Stammtisch invites its readers to submit item 0 According to the Archives and members ofthfCfrnrncommmty Stammtbch represents a fitting members of the community tff gajker and short thf dty j happen iirvitoyonto share witn The winnincj Uttp By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Congressman Lamar Smith met with county and municipal officials Thursday afternoon to hear their concerns and advise them of issues he will be addressing as Congress reconvenes next week Im particularly interested in hearing from constituents on the health care reform said Smith How important is it to them to be able to choose their health care provider how important is it to have portability that is be able to take their health care coverage with them from Congressman seeking input on possible health care solutions crime prevention job to job how important is it to cover all of the 37 million who dont have health care insurance and how important cost is to Smith also spoke about crime Crime has gone to the top of the public opin ion polls in the last said Smith Im on the crime subcommittee and cosponsored a piece of legislation that provides more money for fed eral prosecutors more money for federal prisons and reforms the criminal justice system so we dont have these endless appeals by people on death row for example I would also like to have more rehabilitation for first time Specific requests for help with local issues came from District Attorney Bill Reimer and City Manager Mike Shands Reimer asked for help with judicial reform and Shands requested assistance in locating funds for the completion of Interstate Highway 35 through New Braunfels When the current construction project is com pleted on 135 three lanes of traffic will go norm and south except for a stretch of interstate running through Comal County which will remain as twj lanes on each side Funding for widening the interstate in Comal County has not been approved In attendance were Comal County Judge Carter Casteel Commissioners Neil Craigmile Mde Schwab Evans and Cristina Zambra Coua ty Tax Gloria Clennan and County Treasurer Bart Bartholomew v Balcones Fault not a danger geologists say By ROGER CROTEAU Ctty Editor HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH New Braunfels work to control the grass fire which took place yesterday near Rlchter Road and came danger ously close to several neighboring homes High shifty winds cause problems for firefighters battling grass fire yesterday near northside neighborhood By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels firefighters responded to a grass fire Wednesday afternoon that occurred near Richter Road and Interstate Highway 35 At times because of the direction of the wind the fire came dangerously close to several houses in the area Firefighters received the call at Upon arrival firefighters found a grass fire that covered one and one half acres of land according to Capt Ray Hacker of the New Braunfels Fire Department He said one engine was originally called to the scene and later a brush truck and a tanker were requested The battalion chief was also on the scene According to Hacker the fire was started by sparks from a blow torch He said there were some people from a company who working on a sign near IH35 and were using a blow torch Because of high winds the fire spread quickly he said When the wind blew to the north it threatened houses to the north he said Firefighters went to the north side to con tain the fire and then the wind shifted to the south However Hacker said the hous es on the south side of the fire were never in danger The last truck to leave the scene departed at No one was injured in the blaze New Braunfels may have once seen earthquakes more power ful than the one that killed 27 people and caused billions of dol lars in damage in California this week But that was five to 10 mil lion years ago during the Miocene Era when the Balcones Fault Zone was formed according to an Austin geologist There certainly have been earthquakes on the fault but it was milions of years ago There is no evidence of it being active jh modern said Charles Woodruff consulting geologist at the Geologic Survey office in Austin There have been a few tremors very small south of San Antonio but they were proba bly caused by water injection and other activities by Jourdanton a small community south of San Antonio experi last sunvner which registered alittleover a three on the Richter Scale Asked about quake in this area Woodruff said there is almost no chance then added Famous last words But it is pretty stable pretty he said The Balcones Fault runs parallel to Interstate 35 and cuts through New Braunfels west of the highway The escarpment at Landa Park and Comal Springs mark the faults location Millions of years ago this was part of the Ouachita Mountain chain but time and contintental drift caused the mountains to erode and subside below the surface of the earth The subsided came together with softer rock east As South America drift ed away from North America theGulf of Mexicoopened and trig area was part of a huge shallow sea i If you took a plate of glass and put it on a table and moved it so that part of the glass is supported by the table and other part by nothing but air the weight of tiie glass itself would probably cause it to break explained Southwest Texas State versity Professor of Geology Terry Tfltori To the west of me ftuh the subsurface rock is crystal and hard rock East off the fault it is sedimentary rock which does not have the strength of the rocks west of the Here at the university the fault runs past the library The major springs in the area Barton and Comal are along the fault Tilton said The interesting thing about this region is the combination of fiw fault the limestone rock and the warm air from the Gulf which causes massive he fault is really a series of parallel cracks in the limestone and tremendous amounts of water are taken underground by them and delivered to the Juiy selection for McDuff begins From Staff ana AP Reports is scheduled to begin today in Seguin tpding trial for his anoe Of an Austin wman Colleen y lylcDuff was poginally sentenced to death two Connie Cone honored by CIS board Board selects new officers at Wednesdays annual meeting By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Communities in Schools board of directors honored Connie Cone outgoing president and electee new officers at Wednesdays annual meet ing held at Honors Hall Tim Tippett the new president and Diane Fan ning CIS Executive Direct piesented a plaque of to for her leadflship in devel opment of the local CIS program Mowing the installation of the new officers Cone will continue working for CIS heading up program development and evaluation What wcU be doing is looking at the specific programs thai w ha vein place and aeeuig what we need to do differently said Cone For our new cajnpusta coming on well be looking at what HeratfZartung photo by JOHN HUSETH New President Tim Tlppett presented outgoing president Connie Cone with pleque of appreciation yesteraday for her leadership In the development of the CIS program while CIS Executive Dlrectpr Diane Fanning looks on load erf programs they re going to need At each because tbeyregeired to the kids at each Tippett of the plans for the upcoming year and urged more of the community to become involved with the program Were impacting about people now with the tids and their said Tippitt The impact is one lad at a time but its worth it If you get one of those kids to coUege and keep them out of jail its worth the money If we can decrease the dropout rate its worth it Were looking for civic organizaticws compa nies or other groups that have the resources to program so we can really expand it and insure that it will go on If you are interested ia helping decrease the drop out rate keeping kids in school SIMCi really making an impact you can by being mart nf this runamm Looking for a bargain See the HeraldZeitung 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