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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 23, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                W x a Mew Braunfels defeat Westwood in area ittmrdiirli COUNtDOWMl DAYS NewBrdunfete Sesqulcentennial March 21 1845 New Braunfels v 142 No 93 Inside Letters to the Sports The Stammtisch lay wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Virginia Van Kleef Rafael Martinez Beckie Krueger 40 Cindy Rodriguez Marion Moser Warren Rockefeller Lulu Salge Louise Schwarz Gabrielle Sulli van Marguerite Turner Olivia Waterbury James Williams JudyWostal Brierty to speak to NB Conservation Society The New Braunfels Conserva tion Societys general meeting will be held on Thursday March 24 in the Forte Store at Mr Tim Brierty will speak to the group about McKenna Memo rid Hospitals 40th Anniversary The public is welcome Lake Dunlap group to host garage sale A large garage sale will be held at Southbank subdivision club house on Saturday March 26 ftom 9 to pan to benefit residents of Lake Dunlap in their fight against hydrilla plant prob lems Residents planning to partici pate in the sale should have their items for sell at the clubhouseon Friday March 25 between 12 and6 so that those items can bepriced Residents can also help by pur chasing a Preserve Lake Dunlap Donation Those who buy and fly a flag at your late front during the first two weeks of May will be assured that up to 100 feet of riverfront along your property will be sprayed The flags are for Bronze Patron for Silver Patron and for Gold Patron Additional fund raising events will be held soon Gruene Crossing to play senior center The Comal County Senior Citi zen Center will have the Gruene Crossing band to play for their Sunday afternoon dance on March 27 from 3 to 6 The snack bar will be open to provide ice soda The public is invited Todays weather From the National Weather Service Tonight mostly fair A low near 60 South wind 10 to 15 mph Thursday partly cloudy A high in the middle 80s I ight south east wind Pollen Count Provided by Frank C Harnpel OaK heavy Molds light 170 Elm light 240 Haokberry heavy Mulberry heavy Water Watch Cornel River 375 same Edwards Aquifer down 04 The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to sub mit item Stawntisch Archives and members oft German community Stammtisch bers of the community to gather utd share the days We invite you to share with Twovehicle leaves one dead By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A New Braunfels man died last night following a twovehicle accident that occurred on the Inter state Highway 35 frontage road near Solms Road William Waymon Sorrell 62 died last night after his vehicle hit a tractortrailer that was exit ing IH35 The accident occurred at on the 4400 block of the IH35 West frontage road south of New Braunfels according to investigating officer Victim was not wearing seat belt officers said Lt John Wommack of the New Braunfels Police Department Wommack said Sorrell who was driving a 1985 Nissan pickup failed to yield to a 1986 Peterbilt truck tractor and trailer that was exiting the The tractor was driven by Edward Garcia 28 of Seguin Garcia was not injured in the acci dentt r According to Wommack SorrelFs vehicle hit the left front area of the truck tractor Sorrell was not wearing his seatbelt and hit the dashboard and Windshield of the truck said Wommack Wommack said officers do not know why Sor rell failed to yield He said Sorrell lives lesS than onequarter of a mile from where the accident occurred He was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by New Braunfels Emergency Medical Services He was pronounced dead at by Comal County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger Wommack said officials are investigating whether or not alcohol was involved in the acci dent Further investigation including a scale dia gram will be conducted concerning the acci dent This is the first fatality accident in New Braun fels in 1994 Livestock show a huge success officials say By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer v Officials with the Comal County Junior Livestock Association have declared the 1994 Comal County Youth Show a success More than was raised through the auction of the animals which was held Saturday according to Schneider president of the Comal County Junior Live Stock Association auctioneer for the show This is up tremendously from last he said The livestock show was a tremendous success The Blue Ribbon Gala was also a tremendous Schneider was pleased with the results of the show and the participa tion of the local We had a great show of support from he said According breed champion sold for a record grand champion steer sold for and the reserve champion sold for The grand champion lamb spld for All of the champions broke a he said Approximately 400 students par ticipated in the livestock show which began last Wednesday and was com pleted Saturday The money raised through the auc tion is kept by the students Officials said 10 percent of the proceeds are given to the Comal County Junior Live Stock Association to help get next years show started J crucifixion HoraJdZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Miguel Gomez the part of Jesus In a live crucifixion presentation being given on Good Friday April 1 at 8 at Holy Family Catholic Church In the church parking lot In New Braunfels The public Is Invited to attend Hie church Is located at 245 S Hidalgo St Today is last day to file for eity council By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Today is the last day to file to run for the a seat on the New Braunfels City Council Anyone interested in running for office has until 5 today to turn in his filing packet to the City Secre tarys Office in the New Braunfels Municipal Building So far six people have filed to be placed on the May 7 ballot Those running for the atlarge seat include businessman Bill Biggadike resident Jim Mooney and Tim Walker One race is unopposed at this City council member Paul Fraser has announced he will seek reelection to the seat for District 4 council member Local attorney has Jim Biederrhann Tie District 3 seat is currently hekfr by Mayor Rudy Seidel who announced he will not seek reelection The drawing for the order of names on the ballot will be held at Thursday at the New Braunfels Municipal v The last day for a regular writein candidates to declare candidacy is April 7 Early voting by personal appear ance will begin April 18 Residents can now apply for early ballots by mail For voting information call the City Secretarys Office at 6082100 to use chemicals to fight hydrilla growth problem at Lake Dunlap By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Officials of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority will use chemicals to treat Lake Dun laps hydrilla infestation sometime in early May The treatment process will cost area the Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association The GBRA is expected to donate GBRA officials said the treatment is slated to begin May 2 and could take as long as two weeks will handle the actual treatment process while GBRA will lower needed An official of the who did a vegetation survey of the lake said a liquid compound Aquathol K will be used to combat the hydrilla It just controls said Richard They will probably have to treat it again next Hydrilla is one of a number of fast growing aquatic nusiance plants found in this country Hyrdrilla was first introduced in Florida and has grown throughout the United States including Texjis ft forms Jpnse mats of vegeta tion on the surface and a tangled web of sterns and roots underwater This can eliminate native plants and hin der boating and fishing Sophienburg Museum awarded top honors by state museum group 4i Last summer it the lake level around 18 LiftSlimmer it wrtfiom about three inches and impose WQIlt from about visible wateruse restrictions three to five srJwWtp about 80 S Fred f f cre8 by ths pf flhaut fih hw th said Our fotat Mike White of4e said it would be best to of the Hin Dunlap Proper lower the lake a little bit ty Owners Associa te allow the chwnical to Mike WJlifc Its starting to go ftrtbjr DunlaD ProBarte Uf w ftey W some reduced generation Wwn9rs time to power GBRA will provide manpower if icate the hydrilla The rejected HeraUZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Hydrilla shown here collected on a pier at Lake Dunlap has almost taken over many parts of the Jake the idea because Lake Dunlap is fed by the Guadalupe River and is not self contained Chemicals are the best for this said Salinas There is a possibility of escape with the grass carp If they get downriver they will a lot of native river plajots all the way down to the Salinas said a Vegetation Treatment Crew out of Mathis will administer He said the the water level is reduced to help the chemical densify among the plants He also said the swimming and irri gaaon would be restricte4 for a couple of weeks but that fish from the lake would be edible within 24 to 36 hours By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The Sophienburg Museum and Archives were awarded top honors recently from the Texas Association of Museums The Sophienburg was presented with a Gold Citation of the Mitchell A Wilder Publication Design Awards The award recognizes achievement in graphic design and media produc tion and encourages quality public pre sentations The Sophienburg was presented the award for its book New Braunfels Comal County Texas A Pictorial My tory Only 24 museums across the state were with gold certificates Named in honor of Mitchell A Wilder founding director of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth and an early advocate of excellence in muse um publication the Wilder Design Competition drew entries from muse ums throughout the state of Texas The entries came from museums of all disciplines sizes and locations The materials ranged from posters brochures newsletters and invitations to public Sfirvipf announcements and n video The Sophienburg presented the book fa the award Museum Director Clyde Blackman said the award recognizes the efforts of those involved with the book The editor of the book is Roger Nuhn Rosemarie Leissner Gregory and Mary Lee Adams Goff wrote the narrative and John Moler was the pho tographer The awards luncheon was held dur ing the TAM Annual Meeting and Trustees Conference in Houston The book was published last year Blackman said the Archives has over one million photos and decided to do pictorial history We wanted to do pictorial history A written history had previously been done Nothing had been published since 1958 We also wanted to gener ate a publications fund so we can print other he said There are copies of the bpok available fey sale More thanjUOOO books have already been s0d Thej cost of the book is for a ckjth bound copy and for a leather bound copy Blackman said the Sophienburg is currently collaborating with the Comal County Genealogy Sjgiety to publish another bpok befoRAe New Braunfels Museum is ed at 401 West Coll St The are located at 200 North Seguin it Who is Comal Countys Citixen of the Year See Sundays HeraltiZeitung i   

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