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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas 2g fuesday May Police promise tough river enforcement By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels police officers say theif efforts to control crime on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers will be just as tough this year as last year Sgt Mac McEachern who oversees the parks and water recreation area task force said the efforts began five years ago and have been successful McEachern said most of the crimes that have occurred in the parks or rivers are assaults theft and public order crimes It got to where we were losing our families who were visiting that is the business we are trying to he said McEachern explained that the major ity of the people arrested for thefts and assaults were local residents who were preying on the tourists However most of the crimes that tourists committed concerned public order he said McEachern explained that the police are also available to assist any person who has trouble on the river It is also critical to maintain a police presence to assist people in trouble such as children who are separated from their he said Police officers are also responsible for keeping the Gruene Bridge safe McEachern said during one holiday weekend 850 people were walking on the bridge The task force assigned to the river consists of offduty police officers who are being paid overtime to work extra days Hie funds for the officers pay are part of the departments budget McEachern said on a holiday week end there are 8 to 10 officers on the Gruene Bridge two officers in the boat four task force members and four peo ple in the park No patrolmen are called off of their regular beats during the weekends he said The New Braunfels Police Depart ment encourages anyone who sees a crime on the river to call a special phone line dedicated to the river The number is 6083000 Calls to this num ber will be answered on the police departments boat which is used on the two rivers If that line is out of ser vice residents should call the police department at 6082179 The summer tourist season for the rivers traditionally starts on Memorial Day weekend McEachern said the tourist season in the parks began on Easter weekend Summer Starlight Gala will really swing By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Sounds of saxes and trombones will keep people In the Mood as tunes from the bigband days of Glenn Miller Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey fill the air at the Summer Starlight Gala benefiting the American Cancer Society June 10 The Ked Parrock Orchestra will entertain people with three hours of music from 9 to midnight The orchestra brings back music from the glory days of the bigband sound as well as playing some more contem porary hits polkas and waltzes The orchestra will feature singer Shey Alexander at the vocals Ked Parrock was born in Houston but grew up near Canyon Lake and graduated from Canyon High School The band which began in 1969 is celebrating its 25th anniversary We originally started in New Braunfels but moved to San said Parrock We play all over Texas Most of our members are from San Antonio and we have a few from In addition to Texas the orchestra has played throughout the United States and performed in Europe With their female vocalist the band features saxophones clarinets trumpets trom bones a big string bass and piano Parrock himself plays the I lived in New Braunfels grew up in Canyon he said Were very happy to be performing at this Tables will be placed around the Civic Center so that people can dance Music will begin following a prelude by the Europa Trio a threeman band featuring an acordian guitar and violin The trio will play during the dinner portion of the gala followed by the Ken Parrock Orchestra at 9 pjn Seniors breathing easier help from new company By JENNIFER ROMPEL staft Writer The Comal County Senior Citi zens Center is benefiting from a to the center Is He said the people who helped with the project We wanted to give sornethiing pttviroameaM Ah Services whteh started opmtiptts thtes i Environmental Air Com pany Awarding to Iteak the era of Rainbow had received iopijaeafrompeople who wanted ait ducts cleaned and decided to to that demand fcifector Gladys ot the reasons we considered it Is because the old and weie from the old shopping center that was here We felt tfoy really did need a cleaning 1 M very good Itwill be something thai is much better for all the people who come through she said Bob Reak of Environmental Air Services said the value of the service and allergies We had a lot of inquMea It is a service that New fcraunlete did not to SaioV We in the build ing We use the same system as is used in hospitals and the Space Reak said the company also ducts He said nine out of 10 air conditidners will have mold or mildew in the system Local businesses show support for American Cancer Society Summer Starlight Gala Moya Printing Is a major donar to the ACS Gala 1994 Pictured ACS volunteer Ginger Roberts Gala cochair Kelll Kenslng and owners of Moya Printing Richard and Robert Moya Celebrations Formal Wear Is helping out thle years Summer Starlight Gala with a donation Pictured are Sammye Glgtz MLlssa Steel Gary Steel and owner of Celebrations Connie Worley Leigh Stevens stylist and Larry Blinder owner and styilai of Bllnders Hair Salon are donating 15 percent of all sales of Paul Mitchell Products sold during May to the New Braunfels Chapter of the American Cancer Society Shouldnt Hurt to be a Child FAMILY Lane Parjker OF COMAL COUNTY INC Casework Manager 725 M Seguin New Draunfeli TX 78130 210 6201299 Deborah Stokgs Enhance the Beauty and Value of Your Home with Tree Cut removal 210 62944MB 210 9052379 T MARTIN TREE EXPERTS INTERNAL MEDICINE Dr Stanley 189 East Austin Suite 106 New 78130 2106297770 Complete Family Care Childhood Pregnancy Adult Elderly Accepting New Patients Medicare Provider New Patients Welcome Medicare Assignment Accepted No Referral Necessary 1264 West Mill Street New Braunfels Texas Book Your Cruise Before June 1st for BIG SAVINGS instant Southwest Airlines tickets No waiting Aii fdie co Germany Roundtrip mu 840J 8292570 Canyon Lake Country ViUiae Plaza Saitlef 6642555 ffiWMw CHARLENE L WERNER OPTOMETRIST CONTACTS Astigmatic Bifocal Lenses also FLEXIBLE HOURS Evening and Saturdays available Blockvision Medimet Todays weather drawing Is by Joshua Rodriguez age 7 Todays weather Tonight and Wednesday partly cloudy Low In the upper 60s to near 70 High In the lower 90s Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph tonight 10 to 15 mph Wednesday High In the middle 80s Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph Water watch Canyon Edwards up 07 Comal dn 33 Pollen count Count Condition Solar lunar data 620 Moon Mto at aunt today The HeratdZeltung looking for Weather to phone In temperature end rainfall from all around Comal County for publication on thla page If you are Interested In helping out call Roger Croteau at 6259144 between ajn and 4 pjn for Friends of Library in need of storage space By ROGER CROTEAU CityEditor With only days left before their deadline to remove their books from their current location the Friends of Dittlinger Library still have not found a new place to store the thousands of books they collect for their annual book sale For the last two years the group has stored its books in the old Sears Build ing next to Landa Pharmacy free of charge said club President Sue Ragusa She estimated the club needs about 300 square feet or more to store the books Asked what the Friends of the Library will do if no suitable storage site is found within a week Ragusa said I dont know I really dont Anyone who thinks they can help out may call Ragusa at 6205665 The annual book sale is the first weekend in October at the Civic Cen Stop Smoking American Heart Association TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Meat dish 5 Jaw Saskatchewan 10 Author Twain 14 Sea eagle 15 Earlier 16 On top of 17 Not any 18 Home movie 19 Bargain event 20 Old French coin 21 Accelerates 22 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