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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY See special preview of todays state soccer tournament in 7 50 CENTS COUNTDOWNi 348 DAYS Maw Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March March Nlw Braunfels Herald 6 191 f 1 EL PASO TX 79903 18 Pages in two sections Friday April Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JANICE QUENT Vol 142 No 106 Inside Church Sports The Marketplace classifieds Stnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Janice Quent Pete Alvarez David Lagunas Adam Hernandez Julia Allman Maidte Alpert Joan Bloom Frank Chatham Mary Fleener Frances Halbardter Freda Lan dis Sandra Llamas Business counselor available April 12 The Business counselor from UTSAs School of Business will be in the Chamber office all day on Tuesday April 12 to offer free counseling to small businesses engaged in service oriented busi ness retail wholesale and manu facturing These services are also avail able for individuals considering starting a new business The Chamber through an agreement with UTSA has been offering this service on a regular basis for the past three years Areas of counseling include expansion management pre venture feasibility loan packag ing cash flow etc To make an appointment for the service which is completely confidential call the Chamber Iris Society to host 29th Show The New Braun fels Iris Society presents the 29th Annual Iris Show on Saturday April 16 from 1 to 5 The event will be held at Wesley Hall of the First United Methodist Church located at 572 W San Antonio in New Braunfels Admission is free Republican Women to host luncheon The New Braunfels Republi can Women will hold their monthly luncheon and meeting at 12 on April 18 at Molly Joes Restaurant The guest speaker will be Dr Bob Oflfutt who is with the state board of education Guests are welcome Toastmasters to conduct workshop The New Braunfels Toastmas ters Club will conduct a oneday workshop for the public on Satur day April 23 The workshop called Speechcraft is open to the public for a nominal fee The program begins at 8 and concludes at 5 The session will be held in the McKenna Hospital Training Center 140 E Garza S t Enroll ment is limited to eight persons For more information contact Lupe Roy at 6252217 or Shay Timmins at 6292232 evenings in New Braunfels or Jack Wallace at 935 i 67 at Canyon Lake Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraiaZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophlenburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Traffic stop leads to drug haul By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A traffic stop on Interstate Highway 35 Tues day led to the confiscation of 127 pounds of mar ijuana and the arrest of a man from Eagles Pass Ismael Gonzalez 41 was arrested by New Braunfels police officers and was charged with possession of marijuana and failure to obtain a tax stamp on a taxable substance According to Lt John Wommack a traffic stop was made at on Interstate Highway Eagle Pass man arrested by NBPD for possession of 127 pounds of marijuana 35 A gold Mazda was stopped because the vehi cle was allegedly weaving into the other lane Wommack said Gonzalez who was driving the vehicle was found to have an expired drivers license and no insurance He was also wanted on several Department of Public Safety warrants According to Wommack K9 officer Bill Spence and his dog Rico were called to the scene to helpt conduct an inventory of the items in the car Rico indicated that an illegal substance was in the car Upon searching the vehicle the officers dis covered 18 bundles of marijuana totaling 127 pounds Wommack said the New Braunfels Police Department contacted the Drug Enforcement Agency to see if any other arrests could be made At this time no other arrests are expected and no other agencies are involved The New Braunfels Police Department is work ing on seizing the car involved in the incident Gonzalez is being held in the Comal County Jail Bond has not been set as of press time MOVE OVER FOOTBALL ETH whlch f begin piay the state toumament today Gates Sid Gosa Jost Rene Cruz Albert GaHegos Omar Hernandez Marco Sanchez Jimmy Gaus Michael Kawazoe Eric Kennedy Mlkey Busies Ryan Rogers and RydeT McDonald Local support for soccer team still low despite recent success By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer There are no soldout stadiums no bands no pep rallies not even a pep squad There is just the field the ball and in the stands a group of loyal fans the most loyal of allparents Jodi McDonald is one of those parents Her son Ryder is one of the main players on the New Braunfels Unicom soccer team one of the four best teams in the state But this is Texas Football country or per haps even baseball basketball or track country compared to soccer Fans dont come to games despite the fact the Unicorns have won the regional title two straight years It is left to the parent to do it all In addition to simply attending a game driving many miles in many years the parents decorate the bus clean the bus decorate fhe players rooms at home and maybe clean them as well Jodi even writes the game stories for the Herald Zeitung The parents got together and formed a soc cer booster said Jodi The cheerleaders have made the effort to come to games and cheer this year even though there is haidly anyone in the stands They dont give Players like Ryder are used to the scene The players know the parents will be in the stands just like Jodi has been since Ryder was four and they know that will be about it Still you would think it would bother them Not says Ryder Were pretty much used to it I think maybe we should get a little more support It would really fire us up and maybe make us play While soccer is the most popular sport in the world that world hasnt quite reached the United States Ryder said the game is sometimes too low scoring for those who dont understand it The high school season also comes during winter not a good time for outdoor sports Just ask any parent who has been in the stands We know that contributes to the lack of said Jodi Football is in the fall base ball is in the spring and basketball is indoors so that doesnt really matter Were stuck in the worst time of the Things are picking up however Winning helps with that And Jodi said a strong youth soccer program here has helped build support The local pro gram is funding two college scholarships for the seniors this year I think were getting more support than last said Ryder The team is finally coming together I think well do better this One thing is certain as certain as the ball is round a parent will be in the stands this week end and the teenagers who play will recognize this devotion with utmost appreciation just like all teenagers do Just like Ryder does he said pausing I guess we appre ciate Kellee Cherry to represent Comal County at Miss Texas USA event New Braunfels resident to compete in pageant June 28 at Padre Island Watson chosen for WORD By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Scott Watson The Comal County Commissioners Court unanimously approved the appointment of Scott Watson to the board of the Water Oriented Recreation District Watson a resident of Spring Branch replaces Dee Buck who is retiring due to personal health reasons Watson becomes a part of the sevenmember board which gov erns the often controversial WORD including a budget People talk to me and say the concept of WORD they support he said If I can contribute to running WORD operations bet ter thats what I want to do Im a taxpayer Im concerned with taxes Watson said his family has lived along the Guadalupe River since 1948 In the 1970s his grandparents started the Guadalupe River Association He also said there was a time when the city of Kerrvijle was polluting the River and he spent time in Austin trying to get them to stop In other business the court voted to move Tom Corlette from his position of Adminis trative for the court to Human Resources Manager Corlette will help coordinate personnel matters for the county Commissioner Neil Craigmile objected to the move because the position does not carry the required authority he believed Sheriff Jack Bremer said the county needs one central location to advise departments on personnel issues Commissioner J L Jumbo Evans agreed but said the office will need additional help One person cant do all of he said reading from the job describtion We need to recognize that the problem going in is By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County will be well repre sented in the upcoming Miss Texas pageant Kellee Cherry a resident of New Braunfels has been named Miss Comal County and will be competing the Miss Texas USA pageant in June Cherry 19 has been living in New Braunfels for six months and became involved in the pageant after seeing a commercial on television I saw an advertisement on televi sion and thought this is something I have never done before I said Why notr she said In order to become Miss Comal County Cherry had to compete in the Miss San Antonio pageant She was third runnerup in that con test and was given her choice of 20 titles for this area She said she choec to be Miss Comal County because it was her home Her success in her first pageant was overwhelming I was so excited I couldnt believe it When they announced me as third runnerup I was she said The Miss Texas pageant will be held June 28 in South Padre Island The competition requires several hours of preparation each week according to Cherry Its like any other competition We work on physical fitness and personal interaction We have a director and we have a meeting every Tuesday She talks to us about how to walk and turn and answer questions in the inter said Cherry Its not a matter of a certain number of hours per day We put in hours as we have said Cherrys other interests include horseback ridking hiking skiing or any activity outdoors Her volunteer work has included working at a nursing home in Hondo STEP grant clears way for local police to stop seat belt violators By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer where she visit ed with and read to residents Kellee Cherry Currently Cherry is spending much of her time searching for sponsors for the event She must raise in order to pay entry fees purchase evening gowns etc She said she spends several hours each day searching for sponsors It would be nice to get sponsors from this area I hope to find a lot of different sponsors so they will be able to give smaler she said Cherry is originally from Houston but moved to New Braunfels after serving as military police officer in the Army for two years She is a graduate of Santa Fe High School near Houston Her parents are Dorothy Jean Cher ry and Walter Clayton She has one younger sister Amanda Anyone interested in sponsoring Cherry should call 6091213 The New Braunfels Police Depart ment will be on the lookout for people not wearing their seatbelts The department has once again been awarded a grant with the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program Accord ing to Lt John Wommack was awarded to the city The grant funds will be used to pay overtime to officers who are patroling and looking for people who are not wearing seatbelts The funds will also be used to cover the use of city vehi cles This is the fifth STEP grant that New Braunfels has received The program began March 9 and is funded by the federal government In the past New Braunfels has been awarded grants for seatbelt violations and hazardous moving violations such as running red lights and speeding Wommack said he believes a seat belt can save a persons life Like the bumper sticker says Buckle up for Its the said Wommack I have seen accidents that were fatal ities that if the person had worn a seat belt they would have been injured but it wouldnt have been a he said Lake Dunlap clean up scheduled From staff reports The Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association will be conducting a lake clean up Saturday April 9 from 9 to 12 Users of Lake Dunlap are encour aged to join in the effort to clean up debris from the lake Trash bags are being donated by Diamond Rite Products of New Braun fels and will be distributed at the boat ramp under 135 in New Braunfels beginning at 9 Saturday For more information call Quest Couch at 6200978 or 4901400 For subscription news or advertising information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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