Tuesday, April 19, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Unicorn infielders lead New Braunfels against Canyon 50 CENTS COUNTOOWNl 337 DAYS Bite 11 New Braunfels I Semicentennial 1 March March 150JAHHEJ k A A New Braunfels Herald 10 Pages In one section Tuesday April Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of BENJAMIN CULPEPPER Vol 142 No 113 Inside Texas Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeHung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitwg extends the following birthday wishes to Richard W Ester Joseph M Berend Jackie Chasteen Bud Looney Philip McFadden Mary Meyer Roma Rahe Heber Rice Nancy Skinner Delores Ucinskt Paul Bauerschlag Abba Escobe do Aranda Sanchez Benjamin Culpepper Perfecto Hernandez Happy Anniversary to John Kim Stevens Nancy David VFW Post 7110 to host Loyalty Day activities The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 will be sponsoring sev eral activities in observance of Loyalty Day May 1 Among activities included in the Loyalty Day event will be a flag raising speech open house and coffee and donuts The pub lic is invited to attend Firstever Epicurean Extravaganza on tap April 24 at Gruene The firstever Epicurean Extravaganza will be held on Sunday April 24 from 5 to 9 at Gruene Mansion Inn Tickets can be purchased at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce the Comal County Womens Center and any partici pating local restaurants The event is being sponsored by the New Braunfels Restaurant Association Proceeds will benefit the Comal County Womens Center Call 6252954 for more informa tion American Legion Post 179 Amateur Chill 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 Childrens Museum correction A Friday Stammtisch item con tained incorrect information Chil dren will be admitted free to the Childrens Museum Saturday April 23 only The rest of the week regular admission will be charged The free admission and guest docents for the museum exhibits are part of a Week of the Child Celebration Children may come by and make a fish for the large walkin fish tank Also they may make a Moth ers Day gift by decorating an apron vth their hand prints Call 6200939 for more infof Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraidZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share ike days happenings We invite you to share with Family loses home to fire Monday HtrtdZoltuna photo by JOHN HUSETH Fire virtually engulfed the home burning It to the ground A firefighter assists Ralph Villarreal remove a television set from the burning home rhnldZeHung photo by JOHN HUSETH Three fire departments respond to afternoon blaze By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A structure fire on West Zipp Road on the a Guadalupe County family Firefighters from New Braunfels Lake Dunlap and McQueeney fire departments were called to the scene The house was fully involved when firefighters arrived Two adults and three children were inside the home when the fire started All were able to escape the blaze The house belongs to Rosemary Villarreal According to her brother Ralph Villarreal Rosemarys boyfriend Rene Rodriguez was lighting a fire in the barbecue grill behind the home when the fire started Villarreal said the branches which were from a mesquite tree in the barbecue pit were sticking up and sparks began flying up We looked up and discovered our roof was on fire I told every one to grab the kids and told everyone to said Rodriguez You can always buy new things but you cant buy new he said Officials from the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office confirmed that the fire was accidental Apparently the boyfriend was burning wood in the barbecue pit at the back of the residence He walked inside and when he came back outside the roof was on said Nemec of the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office Rosemary Vjllarreal was living in the residence with her sister Ralph Villarreal was visiting when the fire began Dispatch personnel received a 911 call concerning the fire at approxi mately 2 Monday Two ambu lances and two tracks from New Braunfels Fire Department were called to the scene Tankers were HwaldZdtung photo by JOHN HUSETH later as firefighters continue to spray the fire most of had been destroyed by fire You can always buy new things but you can buy new Rene Rodriguez called from Lake Dunlap and McQueeney volunteer fire depart ments The home was a onestory trailer than had a woodframe addition built onto the front side The house and its contents were com pletely destroyed Shirley Offermann of the Comal County American Red Cross responded to the fire Monday She said the Red Cross is providing money for a motel room clothing shoes and groceries She also said if the family finds a rental home the Red Cross will pay the first months The fire was not in the city limits of New Braunfels Any further investigation will be conducted by the Guadalupe County Fire Mar shal Don McFarland HeraidZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH The extreme heat of the fire kept firefighters at a safe distance Motorcyclist struck on Plaza By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Two people were injured in an acci dent that occurred on the Main Plaza Monday afternoon According to reports Richard Glenn Dodd 32 of Canyon Lake was injured when his motorcycle struck the aide of a station wagon Dodd was transported by New Braunfels Emergency Medical Ser vices to McKenna Memorial Hospital He was treated and released Also injured was Rebecca Rubio 3 of New Braunfels who was a pas senger in the station wagon Reports show she was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by a private vehi cle Officials said she was treated and released The accident occurred at near East San Antonio Street Accord ing to reports Rubio was driving a 1978 Chevrolet Malibu station wagon and Dodd was driving a 1979 Yama ha motorcycle Reports show both were driving around the Plaza Rubio was in the outside lane and Dodd was in the inside lane According to reports Dodd was attempting to change lanes and to exit to San Antonio Street when the vehi cles collided League of Women Voters to host forum for CISD hopefuls By CRAIQ HAMMETT Staff Writer The Comal County League of Women Voters will host a forum fea turing candidates for the Comal Inde pendent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday April at the Quadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative building All eight candidates for the three contested district places are expected to attend Each candidate will give a five minute opening statement followed by a question and answer session Members of the public will have a chance to ask questions of the candi dates Each of the three districts will be divided into three question sessions The public will fill out question cards that will be presented to the can didates Each candidate will have a chance to respond The name of the questioner will not be given A moderator will read the questions County Government Week being recognized at courthouse this week By CRAIQ HAMMETT Staff Writer HeraldZotong photo by JOHN HUSETH A paramedic works to aid Richard Glenn Dodd a Canyon Lake resident who was Involved In yesterdays accident on the Plaza Dodd was dri ving a 1979 Yamaha motorcycle and was later treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital This week is County Government Week in Comal County A host of activities are scheduled for all to attend Wednesday tours of the courthouse will be given to local students in the afternoon All citizens are invited to come by an tour the courthouse all day A film Counties The Glue That Holds Texas will be shown in the Commissioners Court room The Commissioners Court regular meeting Thursday morning will be shown that evening at 7 on C span of the local cable channels Saturday a Hazardous Waste Pick up will be held at Fire Station No 2 on Loop 337 People can bring old paint oil pesticides etc to the station for disposal Also Saturday free immunizations will be given at West Point Pepperel Thursday the county will recog nize the late Woody Cash with Woody Cash honoring the longtime county surveyor For subscription news or advertising information call 6259144 Metro 6060846

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