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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 25, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY Special preview of County athletes in Special COUNTDOWNS 302 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqu centennial March March 150JAHRE a III New Braunfels 0 A HeraldZeitwig 16 Pages in one section May Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of LINDA CASTILLEJA ars Home of LINDA CAST1LLEJA Vol 142 No 139 Inside Arts Sports Stammtiseh iywfl the HeraldZeitung Thz New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Doris McManus Jack Buske Lurline Campbell Betty Ellis Harry Erben Orville Feder Bob Girten Lowell Hammon Kathryn M eeks Walton F Hoffmann Melinda Frost Jesus Gonzales NB Art League plans big sale June The New Braunfels Art League is organizing its Trash and Treasure Sale Scheduled for June 17 and 18 at 239 W San Ajitonio proceeds will go toward helping renovate the building To find out more about vendor spaces or to donate items for the sale call Sharon Neuhaus at 625 6570 or Dottie Bagley at 6255736 Friends for Rivers to meet Thursday The next meeting of Friends for Rivers will be this Thursday at 7 in the Herb Schneider room of Victoria Bank Trust Guest speaker will be State Rep resentative Edmund Kuemple who will discuss current and future leg islation of river issues as well as answer questions abou the possibil ity of a container deposit law The public is invited to attend 550 cfs planned for holiday weekend Rood waters released from Canyon Dam will be reduced to approximately 550 cubic feet of water per second beginning tomor row evening May 26 and remain at that level until Monday evening according to officials with the Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth The decision to go to a weekday weekend flood release schedule con sidered the safety of several thousand recreationists who use the river below Canyon Dam this time of year The release rate of cfs on the weekdays and 550 cfs on the week ends with the exception of the long Memorial Day holiday weekend will continue until the lake is back to its normal pool elevation which is expected to take until midJune Additional rainfall may impact the schedule For the lates river recreation condi tions check with the local profession al outfitters City workshop planned A workshop for members of the Safe City Commission members of the city council and residents of dis trict 1 will meet to discuss neighbor hood watch programs and improve ments to Eikel Field Park The meeting is set for Eikel Field W San Antonio St at Grape Avenue today at HeraldZeitung to close for Memorial Day The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung office will be closed on Mon lay May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday Business hours will resume on Tuesday Stammtiseh The Ntw Braunfels HeraldZtitung invites Ut readers to submit items to Stammtiseh According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtuch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with DWI issued after close call Major crimes on the decline stats indicate By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Crime statistics released by the New Braunfels Police Department show a decrease in the number of major crimes when comparing April 1993 to April 1994 In April 1994 statistics show 202 major crimes were reported compared to 232 in April 1993 Despite the decrease over last year major crimes increased from March 1994 to April 1994 In March 171 major crimes were reported The number of burglaries showed a strong decrease comparing April 1993 to April 1994 Burglaries decreased from 55 to 35 Burglaries of a habita tion stayed the same at 12 burglaries of a nonhabitation decreased from nine to eight burglaries of a motor vehicle decreased from 31 to 17 and all other burglaries coinoperated machines decreased from three to two New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen said burglaries of motor vehi cles usually increase during this time of year because of the increased activ ity in town It is largely dependent on the num ber of activities going on in he said They burglaries of motor vehicles normally do increase this time of year If there are more cars there will be more Headen said officers will be patrolling tourist areas in town in order to prevent burglaries of motor vehicles He also said the department is ready for the Memorial Day weekend We are as ready as we can be The department has done this for years and officers take it in said Headen They automatically adjust to The following statistics compare April 1994 to April 1993 Total calls for services arc up from to Total 911 calls are down from to Total criminal offenses arc down from 529 to 485 Total arrests are down from 198 to 172 Arrests of juveniles are down from 38 to 31 Arrests for driving while intoxi cated are up from 12 to 15 Murders are down from one to zero Sexual assaults arc the same at two Robberies arc the same at two Assaults are down from 51 to 47 Incidents of theft or shoplifting are up from 102 to 106 Auto thefts are down from 19 to 12 Arsons are up from zero to one Crime statistics for the city are com piled each month by the New Braun fels Police Department Ndw Braunfels Emergency Medical Technician Dennis Williams works to keep Richard Escabedo of San Antonio breathing after his 1986 Nissan Sentra rolled several times after hitting the grassy median of I35 Escabedo was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital and was charged with Driving While Intoxicated by New Braunfels Police Escabedo was traveling north on I35 In the Inside lane when the accident took place Project Graduation set for seniors rate adjustments to be discussed by NBU By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Project Graduation a nationwide program designed to help graduating high school seniors celebrate graduation night in a drugfree environment will include all three area high schools this year Canyon High will kick things off Thursday night May 26 from midnight until 7 at the Forest Waters Club in Gar den Ridge Seniors and their guests will be able to enter but are not allowed return after leaving Food drinks and entertainment will be provided includ ing a kareoke machine A pool tournament and blackjack tables are also included in the festivities Seniors may earn Cougar Bucks which they can redeem for prizes A swimming pool and raquetball are also available Partial funding for the event comes from state highway department grants and several local businesses that have sup ported the event The following night May 27 New Braunfels seniors will meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall all night until breakfast the next morning As in all Project Graduation parties students may not return once they have left the party Games including vol leyball will take place and a DJ will provide music Casinos will set up students who wish to win prizes such as TVs small refrigerators phones or things they can use at college A dunking booth and sledge hammer machine will also be on hand The theme of the party is from the movie Grease and plays on the carnival theme from the movie That same night Smithson Valley seniors and their dates will gather at the University Bowl off I10 near UTS A Iceskating bowling and music from a DJ are just some of the events slated for the allnight affair which runs from midnight to 6 Door prizes will be given away to all the seniors Bingo and bunco are just some of the games featured From staff reports The New Braunfels Utilties Board of Trustees will meet at Thurs day in the board meeting room at the NBU building The top item of discussion will be an approval of a resolution to the city council for adjustments to rates for the water and sewer systems Any rate changes must be approved by the New Braunfels city council Newlyelected Mayor Paul Fraser will take his seat as the citys repre sentative on the city council The may or of New Braunfels automatically earns a seat on the NBU board Fraser was elected mayor by the city council on Monday Other items of business will include a report from the impact fee committee recommendations to city council and a report from the Water 2000 committee its recommendations The board will also consider approv ing a construction contract for work for the laboratory expansion and approval of a resolution authorizing the execu tion of a quitclaim deed Other items of business include the following consider approval for the NBU to establish treasury direct safekeeping account at the federal reserve consider approval to make the NBU health plan available to certain eligible retirees consider approval for employees to participate in an IRS section 457 investment plan consider approval of various adjustments to computer system equip ment and contracts consider approval of a letter of inent for utility fund transfer to the city Leadership class holds graduation ceremonies HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Judy Waring right her plaque from Robert Orr By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Graduates of the Leadership New Braunfels Class of 1994 received three special gifts last night during their commencement ceremony life love and laughter Those gifts were given to them by Dr Jim Kern a motivational speaker who addressed the 20member class Kern shared with the group his princi ples of life People are more important than You have the opportunity to demonstrate to people that they are more important than anything you do Once we recognize people are the most important thing miracles will happen in our he said Kem asked the group to remember that differences are okay and that change is needed Often we look at someone and bring our values out Inside every per son in this community is a gift waiting to get he said Change sometimes happens acci dentally but most of the time it takes a lot of Kem also explained that peoples feeling are important and that it is important to remember that even though a person may not have gone to a university or have the best job he or she is still important It is important that a leader recog nize that the least of these may have the most important he said Chamber of Commerce President Bill Morton also addressed the gradu ates and the audience Its been a long year and I know the graduates have excelled at what they have The Leadership program is probably one of the most productive things the chamber has undertaken in the past two said Morton Leadership New Braunfels Com mittee Chairman Robert Orr echoed the thoughts of Morton and explained the background of the program The program was organized to bring together men and women who seek the opportunity and a calling to assume leadership responsibilities Many in the class of 1994 have already stepped out into new lie said New Braunfcls needs leaders today like it has never needed them For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060646   

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