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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY Canyon volleyball player signs scholarship with AMn JC Se COUNTDOWN 310 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquteentennial March March New Braunfels Herald w m r MO16 8 0 E S T II10 R 0 P U B LIS HIN 0 2627 E YAHDELL BR PASO IX 79903 185 10 Pages in two sections ITuesdi Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of KRISTIN GARZA 142 No 133 Inside 2 Texas Sports The Stainmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Brawtfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Kristin Garza Veraon Bleck Emogene Grill William Heath Tony Marburger Myrtle Shoemake Eletecia Arriaga Lewis W Maddux Edward P Nolle Jack V Yeamans Town meeting planned for Wednesday Mayor Protem Ambrosio Butch Benitez and County Commissioner Cristina Zamora will hold a town meeting Wednesday May at 7 at the Lone Star Elementary Cafeteria The meeting will feature sever al topics including Eikel Field and its future development Neighborhood Watch and the recent appraisals sent by the county appraisal district The Eikel Field Board is seek ing citizen input on what is need ed to improve Eikel Field Comal County Commissioner Cristina Zamora said she appointed a board to study future use of the field They have worked all year trying to develop something what were going to she said Cheryl Scott a representative of Safe City will discuss how to set up a Neighborhood Watch program Also invited will be a represen tative of the Comal County Appraisal District to answer ques tions regarding sharp increases in values for residents in the west side Zamora said Home owners have until May 31 to file a protest with the appraisal district Property own ers may protest to the Appraisal Review Board Many taxpayers are able to resolve their case through informal meetings with an appraiser at the district office Hopefully the people will come These are three important said Zamora group to meet Wednesday in Seguin The TriCounty Chapter of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society will be meeting Wednes day May 18 at 7 in the Pecan Room at the Holiday Inn in Seguin John Stevens with Carrier will be speaking about compressor diagnostics Votes canvassed by council last night The New Braunfels City Coun cil last night canvassed the votes from the recount of the city coun cil election held last Friday The new totals were 451 for Gary Kahlig and 471 for incum bent Paul Fraser Kahlig filed a request for a recount last Wednesday after dis puting the results The council passed me canvass unanimously and all the council memberselect will take their oath of offices on May 23 during the regular meeting of the dty coun cil Tht Ntw Brauijtlt HtraUZtitutg invitu iU rtatltrt to tubmil to SlatmMixH According 10 tht Sophimbwt Afckiva andmtmbtn of tht community StoiHHluck nprtstnit 9 titting plactfor mtmbrt of At community to fathtr and than tkt daft happenings Wt invitt you S A man drowns at Canyon Lake Cyclist injured Joel Desroslers 14 of New Braunfels Is attended to by a New Braunfels Fire Department EMT after behgstruck by a approximately yesterday afternoon at the 1100 block of the I35 access road near Walnut St According to police reports Desroslers was crossing the street In front of several stopped vehicles and was struck by a 1986 Dodge OmnL dri ven by Sara Guzman 23 of New Braunfels Desroslers was treated and released at McKenna Memorial Hospital By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A San Antonio man drowned early Sunday morning near Comal Park in Canyon Lake Ben Morrow 46 was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Howard Smith Smith ruled the death an accidental drowning According to reports from the Comal County Sheriffs Office Morrow and two friends were camping on the island in Comal Park A violent storm that began late Saturday night caused Morrows boat to float away according to Deputy Chief Elwood Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriffs Office Morrows boat was anchored near the island before the storm began At approximately 1 Sunday he began swimming to get their boat that had lost said Hoherz Morrows friends apparently saw Morrow just before he drowned according to Hoherz We found the body 75 yards from where they last saw he said Hoherz explained the current probably carried Morrow away from the island Morrows body was found at Sunday reports show Area divers were called to the scene to help search for thebody Storm causes plane crash near Bulverde By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Despite the rains river clean up called a success By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Despite heavy rains and high water in the upper sections of the Guadalupe River the fourth annual River Cleanup was determined a success according to organizers of the event This years cleamib marked the first time the upper and lower sections of the Guadalupe and Canyon Lake were included High water upriver at the Guadalupe State Park caused officials to cancel cleanup efforts on that sec tion The water level was just too high to allow anyone on there said offi cial Duncan Muckelroy Muckelroy said they usually prevent peo ple from using the river when flow level reaches cubic feet per second Friday nights rain put that flow level at cfs by Saturday On the lower ends rainfall Friday chased many divers away Saturday The water was real murky because of the rain We didnt get the turnout of divers that we said Donna Murphy of Friends For Rivers Still Murphy said the cleanup did benefit the river and Muckelroy said the plans to continue the effort next year Murphy said Friends For Rivers has their cleanup in the fall after the season Between the end of the last season and the start of this one she said the river looks better than it has in recent memory I feel we have the cleanest river before Memorial Day that weve ever said Murphy She also said increasing awareness of keep ing the river clean was an important goal especially since this week is National Rivers Cleanup week A host of organizations participated in the event from state agencies to environmental groups to outfitters and canoe clubs Jim Dunham at Jerrys Rentals said he gave free equipment to volunteers He thought high water upstream actually increased the number of participants on the lower section It went well on our he said I wish it was something that went on more than twice a Two San Antonio men were found early Sunday morning following a plane craWthat occurred near Bulverde Satur day night The crash is believed to have been caused by severe storms that began at approximately Saturday The pilot Russell Parmenter 66 and the passenger George Sea men 38 were both taken by AirLife to University Hospital in San Antonio Their plane was found at Sunday in a pasture near a small airport south of Bulverde Troopers from the Department of Public Safety emer gency medical service personnel and deputies from the Comal County Sheriffs Office responded to the scene It appears the pilot found a field to land the said Trooper Jim Shea It looked like a controlled landing The weather might have had something to do with it After the plane landed the wheels collapsed and the occupants were banged up because of the The plane was a 1973 Piper fixedwing aircraft Offi cials said the last transmission from the plane was recorded at Saturday Officials believe the plane was en route from Florida to San Antonio Because of injuries Parmenter and Seamen stayed in the plane all night Shea said the crash probably was not heard because of the loud thunder and driving rain which accompanied the severe storms Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause of the crash Severe thunderstorms blew through town late Saturday night The storm system followed thunderstorms that struck New Braunfels Friday afternoon According to officials from the Texas Department of Transportation in New Braunfels the only road closed because of high waters was Farm to Market Road 1863 Reports show several other areas in Guadalupe County and Seguin suffered from flash flooding The following roads were closed in Guadalupe County FM 465 south of Marion at Santa Clara Creek FM 2538 at the Cibolo Creek FM 467 State Highway 123 south of Seguin at Cottonwood Creek and FM 1117 at the Guadalupe River Hunimelers to participate in 5K 10K walk By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Visitors to HummelFest will have the chance this weekend to get a closeup look at historic downtown New Braunfels Members of Marsch and Wandergruppe the New Braunfels walking club will be leading a 5 to 10kilometer walk through the historic and scenic areas of New Braunfels We will be leading the Hummelers on a tour of the historic part of New Braunfels and if people want to continue we will lead them on a tour of the scenic part of New said Jack Nixon president of Marsch and Wander gruppe Marsch and Wandergruppe members to lead walk through downtown New Braunfels The 5kilometer walk will cover the down town area and will include 37 local places of interest Some of the landmarks included on the walk are the following Langston House Faust Hotel Groos House Walter Faust House First Protestant Church Hinmann House Schmidt Building Schmidt Hotel Comal County Court house Joseph Peters Home Old City Hall Build ing August Dietz Cottage Naegelins Bakery Stephen Klein House Hoffman Store Weber Deustch Store Bevenroth House Klappenbach Building Ludewig Building Joseph Faust House and Central Fire Station Other points of interest are John Faust House Railroad Depot First National Bank Henne Hardware Store Hohmann House Eiband House Joseph Klein House Prince Solms Inn Voight House Somers Pfeuffer House Lindheimer Home Scholl House Eiband House Koester House and Blumberg House If walkers want to continue they can participate in the 10kilometer walk which will cover areas ofLandaPark Nixon said Saturdays walk is not a sanctioned event meaning Volksmarech participants will not receive credit for the walk Two groups of walkers will be formed One group will walk at a fast pace and one will walk at a slow pace Twentysix walkers have already agreed to participate in the walk Others who are interested in participating can either sign up the day of the walk or call the Hummel Museum at 6255636 Everyone is invited to participate in the walk Cost is and the proceeds will be donated to the Hummel Museum For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846   

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