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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Gov Richards upset over S WC 50 CE COUMTDOWNi 394 DAYS NewBralinfels Sesquicsntennlal March March New Braunfels 12 Pages In one section itHursday Feb Cbrnal County for rnbre than 142 yearsi Horns of RU9TY BROCKMAN j V 7 L PASO TX 79903 Inside count Sample Ba Sports Crine Sta m nit i sch By SCOn ROTHSCHILD Associated Press Writer Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braiutfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Rusty Brock man Em Holzman Emmie Ikels Gisela Puls Martin Soda Sam ShouUs Dennis N Kraft WUtiam Vlbrlcht Aylen A Lira BUI Gar rett Sam Shields David Mont gomery Sally Macom Darryl Ramirez Cowboys Tshirts now available at HZ Commemorative Dallas Cow boys Tshirts are now available through the New Braunfels Her aldZeitung Customers wishing to order these unique shirts maydosoby placing Zeitung office 707LandaSt Customers should allow seven business days for delivery Pay ment required upon ordering All sizes are available includ ing youth sizes and large adults sizes For more Advertising Director Paul Davis at 6259144 Masonic Lodge to present awards New Braunfels Masonic Lodge 1109 will have an open meeting Tuesday March 1 at to present Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar medals to one student and one teacher from New Braunfels and Canyon High Schools The awards are for excellence in per sonal achievement The public is invited to attend Members and visitors are urged to attend Rotary scholarship applications are now available Applications for 199596 Rotary Foundation Ambassador Scholarships to be awarded world wide are now available from local Rotary Clubs Academicyear Abassadorial Scholarships are for one academic year abroad and provide round trip transportation and up to for its equivalent for tuition and fees room board nec essary educational supplies and limited educational travel and contingency expenses The scholarships which are designed to further international understanding and goodwill pro vide for study abroad Interested persons should contact their local Rotary Clubs for application materials Completed applications are due to clubs by July 1 Staunmtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung iti readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to Iht Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings Wt invitt you to share with us Lotto Texas 36328 million Jackpot PtekS 2S7 lOTTE SEQUIN AP Family and friends of mur der victim Colleen Reed say they want to make sure Kenneth McDuff is never free again And if that takes executing him they say he should be executed McDuff 47 one of the most notorious crimi nals in Texas history escaped the death penalty as a young man only to win parole and kill again On Wednesday a Guadalupe County jury con victed McDuff in the rapeslaying of Miss Reed 28 who was abducted from an Austin car wash Dec For McDuff it was thiiti time he has been con victed of capital murder I expected he said after the verdict was announced in Ms Reeds case Im not For Miss Reeds family and friends the verdict is just the first step The punishment phase of McDuff s trial starts Friday and is expected to last a week Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty There are certain people who deserve the death penalty and we feel like hes one of said David Counts assistant district attorney Death or life at this point I dont long as hes never free again I dont want that man eyer ever to hurt another family said Miss Reeds sister Lbri Bible Miss Reeds former fianceV Oliver he doubts McDuff will ever be freebiit he added thats what people said in 1968 when he was sentenced to die for the slaying of a teenage girl near Fort Its important that we get him off the streets forever And if the only way the state can guar antee that is through lethal injection then so be said Its not Guerra added Its mote try still out there who can someday become victims because people like this beat the system over and oyer McDuff said he is innocent in Miss Reeds death Although her body has never been found she is presumed to be dead The main evidence in the case was the testi mony of Alva Hank Worley 36 who said he and McDuff abducted Miss Reed What followed was a night of rape and tor ture of Miss Reed Woriey said He said the last time he saw Miss Reed McDuff was placing her in the trunk of his car and said hewas going to use her i Major crime on decline stats show By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Major crimes showed decrease during January according to statistics released from the New Braunfels Police Department In January major crimes were reported This is down 18 from the 211 major crimes reported in Jan uary 1993 Numbers said New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen Its encoraging when numbers do go down They can go back up real easi Total calls for service also decreased during January 1994 Calls numbered in January dbwnri8 fr6nT2iMduring period in 1993 the calls for service were police calls and 269 were fire and EMS calls The total number of 911 calls received was up from 909 in January 1993 to 961 in January 1994 Concerning major crimes categories showing increases were burglaries and automobile theft Burglaries increased from 43 to Auto thefts increased from 12 to 13 In the burglary category burglar ies of habitation were down from 12 to nine burglaries of nonhabitations remained the same at 14 burglaries of motor vehicles were up from 14 to 25 and all other burglaries coinoper ated machines were up from three to eight Headen said numbers of crime will vary according to the time of year Its seasonal January was still part of the holiday season Thefts assaults and robberies are traditionally high in January because people are starting to get their Christmas he said Winning shot HeraOZeituhg photo by JOHN HUSETH Fouryearold Jake Hendrle of New Braunfels follows through on a shot during forehand drills at Newks Junior Tennis Program at Newks Ranch In New Braunfels See story on area Junior tennis programs In todays Sports Day page 7 Hotel taxes up by 13 increase marks 21st consecutive to show growth From staff reports Figures released by the Gty of Braunfels indicated that the occupancy tax revenue figures fortlns 4th quarter 1993 are up 13 overlast years figures This marks the 21st consecutive quarter showing an increase over the Sesquicentennial quilting From left Herb Skoog Nell Morton and Mary Ann Thompson with the Sesquicentennial quilt Activities calendar now in works Photo by JIM SCHEELE JR Marie Mann left wtth her quirt black deptetJn the First Prettstunt Church and Mary Ann Thompson CoChair of the Quilting Mamnf wat flrt Wock for quitting conttti The New Braunfels Sjesquicenten nial Commission sppnjptecl by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is planning activities to celebrate New Braunfels 150th birth day in 1995 We are requesting that each club and organization provide the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce with a list of activities related to the Sesqui centennial Celebration that could be included in our detailed calendar of stated David Lamon Sesqui centennial Clubs Organizations Committee yieechajr The list of activities is for dtp whole year of 1995 but we sre very interested in the dates from March through cpntin ued Lamon Dennis Heitkamp vice chair of the Sesquicentennial Finance Committee is currently working on their Project 150 fundraising efforts If you have programs through your organizations please contact Dennis at the Texas Commerce Bank at 6257541 so that we may aet up a time to spealt with your group to the Sesqui sajd Lainon these figures being that the 4th quarter itionally the slowest quarter of the said Jim Scheele Direc tor of the Convention Visitors Bureau of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce The 4th quarter period covers the months of figures are based on all but one of the accommodation firms reporting The one accommodation firm was factored in using last years 4th quar terreport We have a very aggressive adver tising campaign which we know is paying off in the summertime How ever these figures prove that our off season business is also increasing helping New Braunfels economy ben efit Seheele said Funds collected by the city of New Braunfels are from those visitors stay ing in accommodation firms not from local citizens The gets portion of the room tax dollars for promotion of the visitor industry NBU meeting set for today v From staff reports The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees will meet this afternoon in the Board Meeting Room of the NBUbuilding The meeting will begin at 4 with a Wavelength video by Lower Colorado River Authority The regular meeting will begin at An item of interest on the agenda will be the discussion of the Lower Colorado River Authority lease NBU General Manager Bob Sohn said the staff chose to bring the lease before the board because otiter groups have expressed an interest in using the building The building under discussion is the i Comal Power Plant located on Landa Street He said NBU has not been able to find a logical use for the building buj he agreed it does need to be used by someone NBU has a 50 year lease for the building that began in 1983 The city leases the property around tte building and NBU leases the build ing and the hydroelectric plant Dont miss Horizons 94 Coming March 27 in the HeraldZeitung
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