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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 27, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY More recipes from tropical St Croix The Virgin islands 1B ISO CENTS COUNTDOWN 329 DAYS NawBraunfels Sesquteentennial March March New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 20 Pages in two sections Wednesday April Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of PAULA COPLEY Vol 142 No 119 Inside Sports The SUiminlisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeKungl The New Brawtftls Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Frank Vil lanueva in Eric James VII lanueva twins nlfer Rompel Mary Riggins Audrey Mate Roger Alves Mil lie Brown Jim Ted Wood Hap py Anniversary to Oscar Liz Barboza Plaza Nltes continues Thursday night Rosie Y Los Muchachos plays the final concert in the Plaza Nites series at 7 Thursday on the Plaza The popular Mari achi band promises an evening of fun and festivity The free concert series is pro duced by the Main Street Project For information call the Main Street Project at 6082100 Vietnam veterans to host fundraiser The Vietnam Veterans of the Outreach program will host a fundraiser selling fajita tacos with all the trimmings and cold drinks The fajitas will be pre pared by two fajita cook champi ons The event will be held at 974 N Loop 337 across from the Dragon Place Restaurant on Sat urday April 30 from 10 on Ballroom dance set for Senior Citizens Center The Senior Citizens Center will have its regular ballroom dance on Sunday May 1 from 6 to 10 pjn with the Jubilee Dance Band providing the music Admission is per person Ice soft drinks and snacks will be provided at a snack bar The public is invited Mammography prostate testing set Persons age 60 through 64 are invited to participate in the mam mography and prostate testing to be held at McKenna Memorial Hospital and the Senior Center The testing is free for the first 44 women and 27 men to call for an appointment with the senior center Call 6251800 The event is again sponsored by the Alamo Area Council of Governments and the Texas Department of Aging The Senior Center will sched ule appointments beginning today for May 1620 to be done at McKenna between 8 and for mammograms Appointments for prostate testin ng to be done at the senior center on May 18 beginningt at 10 can be scheduled by calling the senior center at 6251800 GBRA to promote drinking water week In observance of National Drinking Water Week May 17 GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity GBRA vehicles will display colorful blue and purple bumper tickers with the slogan Give Drinking Water A Stammtisch fTkt Ntw Braunfels HtraldZtitwtg imitu ill rtsuUrt to submit ittmt to Stammtiick According to tht Sophitnbwj ArMvtt and mmbtrt Gtrman community Slammiisck rtprmutt a fitting pbctjfor mtmbtn of tin community u art start tin dayi Happtwiqt Wt wife you Suspect in Marion murder released By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Guadalupe County sheriff names new suspect Guadalupe County sheriffs deputies have released a man that was charged with a capital murder that occurred near Marion on April 13 Alberto Russell 22 had been charged with murdering his mother and brother He was arrest ed after he turned himself in at the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office He was released after deputies discovered a new suspect in the case Deputies are now searching for Jose Juarez 54 a caretaker at the Russell residence Officials said they believe Juarez is within 50 miles of this area Officials said an eyewitness had seen a man leave the Russell residence after the shooting in a Ford Bronco They said the witness thought the person leaving was Alberto Russell New Braunfels police officers found the Bron co at a convenience store on San Antonio Street in New Braunfels The new suspect came into the picture after Guadalupe County deputies began asking ques tions of people who lived near the place where the vehicle was found According to officials two people in the area claim to have seen Juarez in the car just 10 min utes after the murder The witnesses were acquaintances of Juarez Juarez allegedly had offered money to the wit nesses if they would take him out of town Juarez has lived in the area for 22 years and has worked at some area ranches according to offi cials He is described as being 175 pounds stocky build with dark short hair and a mustache The murder occurred at a residence on Old Marion Road one mile north of the city of Mar ion According to reports Jonathon Russell 13 and Maria Russell 54 had each been shot in the head Maria was pronounced dead at the scene and Jonathon was taken by AirLife to a San Antonio hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival The two victims were found in the garage of their home Casings found at the scene show mat the victims had been shot by a 22 magnum Anyone with information regarding the murder should call the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office at 3791225 Friends For Rivers requests Styrofoam ban on citys rivers By CRA1Q HAMMETT Staff Writer Members of Friends For Rivers asked the Parks and Recreation Advi sory board to in turn ask the city coun cil to enact an ordinance forbidding polystyrene commonly known by the trademark name Styrofoam from waterways within the city limits The board agreed to ask the city council to call for a voluntary restric 1 tion on polystyrene on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers within the city limits until January of995 when an ordi nance could become mandatory Thejxard also asked that the ordi nance be incorporated into the drys existing ordinance banning glass on r the river The Water Oriented Recreation Dis trict currently has an ordinance pro hibiting both glass and polystyrene from the Guadalupe River but this applies only to the river outside the city limits WORD is currently restructuring the wording of their ordinance to elim inate the trademark name Styrofoam and replace it with foam or poly styrene The message is we want to have a said David Davenport of Friends For Rivers want to be giving the same information and same The original WORD ordinance was drafted in 1990 and is currently being drafted again due to the trademark Entertainment to be highlight of Folkfest HerMZehung photo by JOHN HUSETH Styrofoam such as the plate shown In tht photo decomposes very slowly and poses an environmental hazard according to members of Friends For Rivers conflict Exemptions from the ban include foam lin ings used in the structural frame work of boats and canoes foam minnow buckets which meet or exceed a two pound limit and Murphy fully encapsulat ed foam dock buttressing or dock sup ports used for dock flotation Donna Murphy of Friends For Rivers said they have received a pos itive feedback from law enforcement with the county ban Lt Jim Clifton of the Comal County Sheriffs office said the ordinance gives us an avenue to address the He said they write about five to eight citations a weekend during the summer season We will have to work with WORD this summer to make sure our ordi nance would match what is outside the city said David Whatley director of parks and recreation The city attorney may have to be consulted as to the wording We would try to seek a voluntary compliance this summer As far as mandatory that wouldnt start until January of city council coum endorse the concept and direct the city staff to begin working on he said Polystyrene is a petroleumbased product commonly known by the trademark name of Styrofoam The product decomposes very slow ly and creates an environmental hazard because of this One thing its just plain said Davenport The fish and turtles try to eat it and cant digest By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Entertainment at the Ninth Annual Folkfest will be as varied as the city of New Braunfels itself Folkfest will be held from to 6 Saturday and from 12 to 6 Sunday at Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture The event gives people the chance to learn about how the pio neers of New Braunfels lived Demon strations entertainment and tours of historical buildings all give visitors the chance to discover the culture of New Braunfels Entertainment has continued to grow from year to year This year Folkfest will feature 25 entertainment groups This is up from the 17 enter tainment groups featured last year Entertainment Committee Chairman Michael Meek said there will be two full days of entertainment Every 30 minutes on two different stages there will be different enter tainment going said Meek Entertainment will range from dancers bands ethnic music line danc ing clogging trick roping and chil drens groups There will be a real smorgasbord of Meek said We will have square dancers clogging cho ruses mariachis and childrens enter tainment such as Kindertanzen Kinderchor and the Carl Schurz Fifth Grade Maypole Dancers There will be several Hispanic groups and several German groups There will be a good cross section of the historic culture of New he said MariacW Cardenas will be feature since the group is raising mon ey to go to Germany during the Sesqui centennial tour They will be perform ing to raise money for their trip Each show will last between 30 min utes to an hour Seating and refresh ments will be available The shows will reflect the culture of New Braunfels For example there will not be a rock and roll band fea tured because that does not tie into the theme of the event according to Meek The entertainment will all tie into the flavor of the festival he said v Luckily for us because of the cul ture of the community and because the German and Hispanic cultures are promoted there are lots of entertain ment groups locally and said Meek Some of the entertainers participat ing in the Folkfest include Barren Schlameus Montague Family Trick Roping Die Cloggin Meisters New Braunfels German Folkdancers Com pania DeDanza FolWorica Hill Coun try Line Dancers Comal County Com munity Band James Johnson Book Organ Square Dancers Ed Kadlecek and The Village Band Carl Schurz Fifth Grade May Pole Dancers Mari achi Cardenas New Braunfels Village Brass Band Oma and the Opas and Ballet FolWorica Your turn Would you favor a ban on smoking inside restaurants No People should have a choice If your favorite person smoked would you want to go to restaurant and not have them alt with you Barbara Gaddy New Braunfels Yes because I dont think Its fair for nonemokersto get cancer I dont think Its right Yes I never smoke but smoking doesnt bother me Yes Because I have children Sec ondhand smoke Is a cause of can cer Tabitha New Braunfels Genevevie Benavidez New Braunfels Virginia Stockhorst New Braunfels CISD board to discuss homestead exemptions bond issue for buildings By CRAIQ HAMMETT Staff Writer Several important moneyrelated items will dominate discussions on the agenda of the Comal Independent School District board meeting Thurs day night 7 at the Canyon High School commons Among the top action items to be discussed include the homestead exemption on school taxes approval of a master plan for the CISD the 1994 95 staffing plan and discussions of allegations of illegal meetings The reason the homestead exemp tion was put on the board agenda is that a May 1 deadline exists if the dis trict should want to change it which the CISD administration does not rec ommend A homestead exemption applies only to those who reside in their own homes not those who rent or are renting out a residence said Ron Graham of the CISD The homestead exemption is option al from 020 percent The state has a exemption Only about one of four school dis tricts in the state have something from said Graham We ate the oriy district that has the 20 in the sur rounding Graham said the exemption does not apply to businesses which in effect subsidize the portion not paid because of the homestead exemption On another item the board has had a week to read a draft from Barnes Architects in coordination with the CISD Long Range Planning Commit tee which calls for new permanent buildings over the next six years and a bond issue to pay for them The plan calls for several new inter mediate schools 56 a middle school and additions to other schools The planning committee recommend ed a bond at about million Also on the agenda U the adminis ttaticffls proposal for new teachere for the next school year Teacher payroll makes up the majority of the CISD expenditures CISD officials would like to keep the ratio of students at the statemandated for grades under four They would like a ratio at grades five and above In another item the board will dis cuss allegations of illegal activities by the board or board members and the relationships between members of the board For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846   

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