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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 15, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 340 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennial March March New Braunfels Herald 16 Pages in two sections Friday April Serving Cornal County for more than 142 years Home of RAUL ZAMORA Vol 142 No 111 Inside Texas Sports The Marketplace classifieds Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to RaulZamora Ashley Lutz Thomas Quinn Robin Erben Jerry Gallion Chi la Medina Sylvia Proctor Nancy Schulz Edith Strauch Happy Anniversary to Doyle Nancy Brinkkoeter Iris Society to host 29th Annual Iris Show The New Braunfels Iris Society will pre sent the 29th Annual Iris Show tomorrow 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 and the pub lic is invited MidTexas Symphony to host rummage sale tomorrow The New Braunfels Chapter of the MidTexas Symphony Guild will hold a rummage sale tomor row from 9 to 5 at the Childrens Museum in the Court yard Shopping Center All proceeds will benefit the symphony which will present its annual Pops concert on Sunday May 8 at the New Braunfels Civic Center To donate items deliver to the Childrens Museum from 1 to 5 today For items to be picked up call Meredith Patterson at 6060075 Pauline Rector at 6292995 or Arlene Buhl at 6256411 American Legion Post 179 Amateur Chili CookOff The American Legion Post 179 will sonsorthe second Amateur Chili CookOff fundraiser Sunday April 24 at 410 W Coll Street Individuals or companies whish ing to enter a cooking team may contact the American Legion at 6250179 after 3 Tuesday through Saturday Public is invited to attend for tasting No charge for entering the grounds A chili cooks dance is sched uled for Saturday night April 23 Breakfast Lions to host Job Fair April 23 The New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club will hold a summer job fair for area high school and college age students on Saturday April 23 at Wesley Hall First United Methodist Church 527 Antonio St Employers interested in partici pating may call Preston Kennedy at 6298418 or Mac McDonald at 6 99109 Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung wiles its readers to submit items to tammtisch According to the ophienburg Archives and members of German community Stammiisch epresents a sitting place for members fthe community to gather and share days happenings We invite you to Nineyearold girl plays key role in burglary arrest By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A nineyearold girl from the Spring Branch area played a key role in the arrest of a woman suspected to have burglarized several homes in the Branch area The girl whose name is not being released by authorities had the initiative to inform her moth er that she had seen a strange woman and an unfamiliar car at a neighbors home according to Chief Elwood Hoherz of the Comal County Sher iffs Office Arrest could be end to series of burglaries in area Hoherz said the mother confronted the woman who was at a house on Rainbow Drive in Spring Branch The woman said she was cleaning the house however the girls mother later identi fied the suspect and an arrest warrant was issued According to Hoherz deputies had been inves tigating burglaries in the area After the girl saw the woman at her neighbors house deputies called the Bexar County Sheriffs Office Bexar County was able to provide a picture of a possi ble suspect Detective Rick Cardenas took the picture to the woman who had confronted the suspect She identifed the suspect as Jennifer Lynn Greene 28 According to Hoherz Cardenas then contacted i Bexar County and Kendall County and informed i them of the warrant Bexar County sheriffs deputies arrested Greene At the time of her i arrest deputies also found several stolen items in her car a silver Subaru She was later taken to the Comal County Sher iff sOffice where deputies charged her with three counts of burglary of a habitation Further charges could be assessed at a later date The keen observation of a little 9yearold girl is what broke the said Hoherz We think shes a Detective Ed Whitson and Cardenas were both involved in solving the case Deputies seized three guns a fax machine typewriter gloves chainsaw Greene is being held in the Comal County Jail Total bond is Police to search car after dog smells drug odor By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels police officers arrested two men Thursday follow ing a traffic stop on Interstate Highway 35 According to K9 Officer Corporal Spencer Gremmer a 1987 Dodge Charger was stopped at Thursday on Interstate Highway 35 near Canyon High School Gremmer said the vehicle was stopped because it allegedly had defective equipment According to Gremmer a passenger in the car Baudelio Moreno 26 of Wisconsin was discovered to be want for possession of mar ijuana in trje amount five to 50 pounds and for another warrant for failure to appear The warrants were issued in Kle berg County which is located in South Texas The driver Ramiro Ramirez 29 of Mercedes was arrested on traffic war rants Officers arrested two suspects on outstanding warrants during a traffic stop yesterday A search of the car Is expected to be conduct ed today According to reports Gremmers dog Bacchus indicated that the car contained the odor of drugs Grem mer said the department has issued a warrant to search the car The search is expected to be conducted today Both Ramirez and Moreno are being held in the Comal County Jail Baccus a drugsnlfflng dog with the New Departments K CUS ndlCated that dmgS Were the car and off lclals are the car Rededication ceremonies for Plaza Fountain set tomorrow By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Several years of hard work and preparation will be celebrated Sat urday when the Plaza Fountain is rededicated to the citizens of New Braunfels The celebration will begin at 10 Saturday at the Downtown Plaza According to Main Street Director Penelope Church the event will include music speeches and awards Church said the committees efforts and the dedication of the com mittee were shown in the restoration of the towns centerpiece It was definitely a very memo rable she said The ceremony will be kicked off by music from the Community Band A welcome will be given by Iris Schumann chairman of the Foun tain Fundraising Committee The keynote speaker is Lunelle Anderson a former commissioner from the Texas Historical Commis sion Anderson is also on the execu tive board of the Preservation Texas Alliance and is active in the San Mar cos Heritage Society She is a lifelong educator and preservationist According to Church Anderson will speak on the importance of preservation and on the importance of what the community did to save the Plaza Fountain Harry Slyhoff of Robinson Iron will be on hand to officially present the fountain to the committee May or Rudy Seidel will then unveil the plaque commemorating the fountain restoration Murder suspect turns himself in By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The suspect in a capital murder case in Marion turned himself in Thursday afternoon at the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office Alberto Russell 22 the brother of one of the murder vic tims was arrested and charged with capital murder The homicide occurred Wednesday night on Old Marion Road one mile north of the city of Marion According to reports Jonathan Russell 13 and Maria Russell 54 were found dead by Guadalupe County sher iffs deputies Wednesday night The two victims were found in the garage of their home Each had been shot once in the head Casings found at the scene show that the victims had been shot by a 22 magnum According to officials dispatchers received a call at from a neighbor of the victims who said shots were heard coming from inside the residence Upon arrival deputies found the victims in the garage The suspect had already fled the scene according to reports Officials said Jonathan Russell was taken by AirLife to a hospital in San Antonio He was pronounced dead on arrival Maria Russell was pronounced dead at the scene of City council candidate forum to be in Sundays HeraldZeitung Candidates for the New Braunfels City Council faced off for the first time since announcing their intentions to run for office in a form held Thursday night at the New Braunfels Independent School Districts Education Building on Mill Street The forum was sponsored by the Comal Area Provi sional League of Women Voters Due to space limitations and a lengthy report on the forum the HeraldZeitung will publish the report on the forum in Sundays HeraldZeitung the incident Officials said a witness saw a family member leave the house after the incident The suspect was driving a 1987 Ford Bronco The vehicle was later found at a convenience store on San Antonio street in New Braunfels It was found by New Braunfels police officers who had been notified to look for both the victim and the car County commissioners veto WORD field manager proposal BY vPtAlVJ rtAM M C I F By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer County commissioners vetoed a proposition by the board of the Water Oriented Recreation District to add a position to the WORD office The board had restructured the budget to dollars for a Field Manager to be hired The Field Manager would work through the summer season then be evaluated in the fall This particular budget amendment removes several hundred dollars from things like said Commissioner J L Jumbo Evans who along with other commissioners did not want funds diverted from other budget departments to pay for the extra help County Judge Carter Casteel said the commis sioners wanted to meet with members of the WORD board to address the needs and methods by which funds could be distributed either through word funds or by outside contract I dont want to tell WORD how to conduct their said Casteel We need to have this workshop so we can talk about this see where it is WORD Manager Jim Inman said he is not able to handle the daily duties during summer due to increased paper work This field manager would spend a lot of time in the said Inman Im stuck in this office and cant get The court also passed a new interlocal agree ment with WORD to allow the district to move its offices to Sattler WORD now uses space in the courthouse free of charge The county will not pay for the space or the additional expenses such as utilities The court did discuss cleanup efforts slated for May 16 According to Inman the cleanup is sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and has been done the last three years along the upper part of the river This year the cleanup will include both the upper and low er parts of the river Inman said WORD has agreed to budget to contract For the meal at Canyon Lake following the cleanup Talk then centered on portaporties A por tion of the agreement enabled the county to pro vide funds for specific purposes such as helping the cleanup more specifically to provide porta potties This must be done through contract not simply through one county department donating money What we could do is provide a contract with WORD to offer assistance in the cleanup effort said Casteel Commissioner Neil Craigmile objected to the process He said the county could do this through their own services If we want to assist the cleanup we can do that ourselves We can do that without a The court did authorize dumpsters for use dur ing the cleanup The dumpsters will be placed on county rightofway locations at the gate house on River Road and in Sattler at the intersection of River Road and Old Sattler Road The dump sters will be placed May 13 and removed May 16 For subscription news or advertising information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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