Thursday, March 3, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas I f JV f yl I ic i New Braunfels sees decline in most major comes See Page 2 387 DAYS March 21 184S March 21 1995 NewBraunfels i fhursday March 1964 4 H1 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JEREMY PETERSi 79903 Vol 142 No fll Inside UXjfcirio Sports Marketplace Stain mtisch wisn0s fffofn HeraldZeHungl Zeitung entente the following birthday wishes to Josh Randall Sanchez Christopher Zamarripa Vatira Timmermann Irene Jonas belated f lara Doeppenschmidt Bernice Fielder Raymond Hall EM tianz Betty Helnemeyer Elizabeth Mavropoulls Mary Timmermann Happy Anniversary to Mr Comal Aggie Moms to elect new officers Comal County Aggie Moms are meeting on Monday March 7 at 7 the New Braunfels High School Library Parking will be available on the north side of the building The program will be presented by Dr Irene Hoadley Capital Campaign Director for the Ster ling G Evans Library Texas Election of officers for the next year will also be held Cowboys Tshirts now available at HZ Commemorative Dallas Cow through aldZeitung Ciiiibmers wishing to order these unique shirts may do so by placing orders Zeitung office 707 Landa St Customers should allow seven business days for delivery Payment required upon ordering All sizes are available includ ing youth sizes and large adults sizes V For more information call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 6259144 Antique Show Sale set for March 1820 The 42nd SemiAnnual Antique Show Sale will be held March 1820 at the New Braunfels Civic Center The show will begin Friday March 18 at 1 1 and end Sun day at 6 The show will end at 7 on Friday and Saturday and will start at 12 on Sunday Admission is and ii good Hermann tons to meet The New Braunfeli Hermann Soni Lodge No 21 will meet at 3 Sunday March 6 at the lodge hill A Mexican supper will be served Memben may bring salad ordejerta Away we go who turned 06 years old last it takes ride down the slide every year on her ck some 2s years Hartung Is a volunteer at the WHh some luck f he will continue her birthday slides Braunfels resident takes ride down the slide every year on her for another 25 years NOW organization plans to hold rally on courthouse steps By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor The National Organization for Women announced Wednesday that it will hold a rally marking the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on the steps of the Comal County Cour thouse at 2 April 2 Melanie president of the San Anto nio NOW chapter said the decision to hold the rally in Comal County was made because of the Anarae Weinman case Weinman was raped in her home New Years night but District Attor ney Bill Reimer refused to prosecute the case after New Braunfels police advised him it was unwinnable When Weinman asked Reimer what he would do if his daughter was the victim of the attack Reimers response outraged Weinman I told her if she my daughter told me a sto ry like that Id be ashamed of Reimer said in a Feb 17 interview with the HeraldZeitung Reimer claimed he was exceedingly polite to Weinman until she became abusive during the phone call 1 called the San Antonio chapter of NOW and told the girl my story She was irate and called the Austin and state chapters and they decided NOW president says decision based on Weinman rape case this was a good cause to stand up Weinman said Asked what she hopes to accomplish through the rally Weinman said That not another woman should have to suffer what I suffered after being That no rape victim be vic timized twice It is hard enough to get on with your life and put your life back together without being treated like I was treated I dont think it should be a matter of winnable I think it should be up to a judge and jury to she said We are going to try to call to attention the prevalence of this type of treatment of sexual assault Stafford said We would like to get this case reopened but this is just one of many cases we hear She said the program and speakers for the rally are still being organized and NOW is seek ing rape survivors willing to tell their stories at the rally Chambers Airmail of ther Year to be recognized Friday x From Staff Reports Council begins debating budget options By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council members have started exploring possible cuts and other sources of revenues for the 199495 budget The council was presented with the proposed budget Wednesday night during a workshop The proposed budget for 199495 shows total expenditures from the general fund to be This is up slightly over the SI that is estimated to be spent in Fiscal Year 199394 The general fund includes personnel services supplies and materials maintenance other ser vices and charges capital outlay and a contin gency reserve City officials are expecting the 199495 rev enues for the general fund to total Other sources of finances should total The total deficiency was reported to be However city council members sug gested some additional cuts Wednesday night City Finance Director Sharon Day reported that the city is also expected to have an unencumbered cash fond balance of An Unencumbered cash fund is kept on reserve for emergencies If the city were not able to generate any revenue for some reason the unencumbered funds would be used according to Day Additional requests not in the general fund bud get include a step increase for foiltime employ ees a copier for the city secrctaryadditiohal offi cers detectives and dispatcher for the police depart ment a clerk and officer for munic ipal court nine firefighters one rubber tire roller for the street department agym floor for me recre ation center and carpet for the library One dilemma faced by the city this year is the fact that the debt service tax rate must increase In order to do this the city would either have to raise taxes or take the money from the maintenance and operations tax rate The city currently has a total tax rate of 41 cents Representatives of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and local government officials on hand Friday to recognize the 1993 Airman of the Year frqm Randolph Air Force Base Also being recognized will be the Airman of the Fourth Quarter from the base The special ceremony and reception will be at Friday at Honors Hall at the New Braunfels Civic Center The Airman of the Year is Airman First Class Joseph R Erskine He is a communicationscomputer systems programming apprentice assigned to the San Antonio Information Processing Activity Defense Information Services Organization Department of Defense Ersldne 20 was bom at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia He enlisted in the Air Force under the Delayed Enlistment Program and entered active duty in 1992 After completing basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base he attended technical training as a communications computer systems programming apprentice at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi He was then assigned to the San Antonio Information Processing Activity and began on thejob training for his fivelevel skill Erskine is actively involved in community and base activities He was selected for promo tion to Senior Aimiari through Belowthe Zone Team Randolphs Mr Vice at the 1993 Randolph Air Force Base Enlisted Dining Out He has sponsored Special Olympics basketball members andis currentiy collecting gifts on behalfpf less fortunate young people for the seasonal Toys4Tots program at the San Anto nio Battered Womens Shelter y The Airman of the Quarter is Gnat A Gill is an aircraft pneudraulic systems specialist and is assigned tothe 12th Maintenance Squadron Gill 25 was born in Rockfora ft He attend ed Central Missouri State University and enlist ed hi the Air Force in 1989 After completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base he began technical training as an aircraft pneudraulic specialists at Chanute Air Force Base 111 He was then assigned to Randolph and began onthejob training for his fivelevel skill in 1990 He is married to Sandra Acuna Gill They have one child Amanda who is threeyean old He was selected as the 12th Maintenace Squadrons Outstanding Airman of the Quarter and subsequently as the Airman of the Year The Greater New Braunfcla Chamber of Com merce honors the Airman of the Quarter four times a year awarding the recipient with a week end vacation with free passes gift certificates and free hotel accomodations Gomal County Grand Jury indicts Pasadena man for sexual assault Uh thats EMU By JENNIFER ROMPEL Stuff Writer The Comal County Grand Jury indicted Billy Ray Victors 49 of Pasadena on five counts of indecency with child and four counts of sexual amultofichild Vicken was arreited in February for allegedly sexually assaulting his girlfriends two claughteri at their home inCanyonLake The children were living with their mother ind her boyfriend at a dftncs Dear Canyon Lsjcp The two children agei 8 and 11 were taken into custody by officials ftom Child Protective in Sep driving while intoxicated Robert 50 Austin aggra vated perjury and forgery Dudley Rodgcrs 37 of Seguin theft over Pasqual Rodriguez 18 New Braunftli theft over Tyre Anderson 56 of San Anto nio aggregated theft over Joee Muniz 45 of Fort Worth driving while intoxicated Guadalupe Lagunag 38 of San Antonio driving while intoxicated NildAppel 24 of Canyon Lake endani The girli mother wai arrested on 20 on eharget of endangering a pf flpSflK lw Ifw Also loUcted Wednesday were Rodriguez 38 New Braun Carlos Cruz 28 of Arlington failure to pay marijuani tax engaging In organized criminal activity and deUveryofmariJutni Augttin Ariza 40 of Pcarsftll failure to pay mirijuiaj tax engaging infzed criminal ictiyity and Juan Gonzalcs 32 New Braun fels failure to pay marijuana tax engaging organized criminal activity and delivery of marijuana Israel Castillo 29 of Jourdanton failure to pay marijuana tax engaging in organized criminal activity and delivery of marijuana Guiles 55 of Spring Branch three counti of aggravated sexuil MMult and eight counts of indecency witbichild Martin Villanucva 17 of Sin Antonio unauthorized use of a motor vehicle Jamei MacKllllcan 34 New Braunreli throe counti of forgery by Cardli Rlttiraan 31 of Spring Bnwch driving while Intoxicated Sbarae Walker 42 of Austin Dont miss Horizons 94 Coming March 27 in the HeraldZeitung

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