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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 1, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas 0 WEDNESDAY Optimists honor New Braunfels top students see 295 DAY NewBraunfeW Sesqujoentennfeu March March New Braunfels HeraWZeit Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of GLORIA GOMEZ 16 Pages in one section Wednesday June Inside Arts Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Matthew Sul temeier happy 12th Gloria Gomez Mary Lynn and Mar garet Zamarripa Musicians needed to play at Eden Home Joseph Tippins needs help from musicians who will give their time to play at Eden Home Nursing Home Lets keep it said Tip pins Tippins can be contacted at 300 Laurel Lane No 505 in New Braun fels Messages can be given to the apartment manager Brenda Habitat for Humanity shirts to be unveiled The monthly General Meeting of the Comal County Habitat for Humanity which is open to the public will be held at at the Dittlinger Library Thursday June2 At this time the grand prize win ner of the Poster Project Miss RscheJjShiptey will be presented and will be awarded the first official Tshirt of this affiliate using the winning poster The other posters also will be on display and winners in each catego ry introduced if present Additional Tshirts and hats with the Comal County affiliate logo will be for sale at that time At 7 June 2 all those who desire to work on the building pro gram who have not had a HFH Safety Briefing are asked to be pre sent Opportunity will be given for individuals or groups to sign up for specific jobs or phases of construc tion Reports will be given on the pre sent status of the project Creative Clay Workshop in Gruene A Magical Child Creative Clay Workshop will be held from lOajn to 4 June 6 at Buck Pottery in Gruene The workshop is a benefit for die Childrens Museum No preregistra tion is required Remember to wear old clothes For more information call 6200939 Dance recital coming JuneS The New Braunfels Hermann Sons School of Dance will present its annual recital on Sunday June 5 The matinee performance at 3 pin will be followed by an evening performance at 7 pjn The recital is open and free to the public The event will be held at the New Braunfels High School auditorium located at 2551 North Loop 337 The theme of this years recital is Thats Entertainment1 and will highlight various styles of dance including tap ballet clogging and jazz This years recital will feature the dancing skills of more than 440 students ages three through 18 For more information concerning the retital or the dancing school contact Denise Bird at 6060477 StanunUscfa The New Braunfeis Herald Zeitung invites ils readert to submit items to Slanvntuclt According to tkt Sophuutburg Archives and of Ike German community Slammlitch a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings Wt invite you to share with Planning the Revue photo by MARKIYON of Myrfam Weiss performed last right at the semi armual Red Stocking Revues Directors Search introduced to acts to be featured at the coming show performed as wen Three plead no contest in chop shop ease By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Three local men pleaded no contest to organized crime charges in rela tion to a car theft ring Charles Hadlock Chet Hadlock and Richard Edge of New Braun fels pleaded no contest to the sec onddegree felony which carries a sentence of two to 20 years Sentenc ing is set for July 17 said District Attorney Bill Reirner Reimer said the case involving the theft ring commonly known as a chop shop had been held up for near ly two years due to a highprofile defense team of such known attor neys as Mike DeGuerin one of the attorneys in the Waco cult trial Nor mally a case such as this would take around 120 days I was very pleased with this said Reimer The biggest thing was to get their feet down to the fire so they would make a The organized crime category involves crimes committed by three or more individuals said Reimer He said the no contest plea is the equiv alent of a guilty plea in the prosecu tions mind He added the theft ring was extensive and could involve more than in restitution payments Basically this was one of the biggest ones cartheft rings that has ever been done in Central he said Local highway officials fight to save projects from budget ax RW on AIT UAIMJCTT By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Funding for transportation projects in Comal County could be threatened the districts budget that includeVtH6 county according to Texas Officials Local TxDOT iagjneer Daviffltorjb saidas pro posed million the district abminated by San Antonio would receive from the TxDOT budget 199495 fiscal year District TxDOT representatives have appealed the cuts to the highest levels of TxDOT and hope to at least get most of the money reappropriated Officials expect to hear word of the ruling soon Both local and district officials said the cuts would hurt counties surrounding Bexar such as Comal If affects them in terms of bottom line We have a total figure we cant said John Park of the San Antonio District Office Both Kopp and Park say funding as it stands will hurt those smaller projects in the county TxDOT officials plan to meet with local offi tialte to a tentatively announce exacdy which proposed projects were approved Local engineer Kopp said most of the money allocated in the budget goes to die larger pro jects such as Interstate 35 or a project such as the intersection of Loop410 and Hwy 281 He said around 44 percent of the yearly budget was allocated to those areas which in turn sustained the majority of the initial cuts by die state office We were asking for money back plus said Kopp Park said this district competes for money with districts across the state The central office in Austin placed a ranking system on various pro jects in the state and prioritized funding based on these rankings said Park did pick some of our projects Thats just land of the way it worked out Park said some large projects might be saved using different methods of funding such as bor rowing against next years budget or other means Designation of 135 as a superhighway could bring millions of federal funds for 135 projects alone City and county leaders met in April with district TxDOT officials to plead their case for I 35 projects Womens Centers new building nears comolet Under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 billion was set aside for six years to fund among other things a superhighway which according to Kopp has not been designated That money would come pretty is starting to muddy the water is other proposed saidKppp He said the proposed Hwy 130 known as MoKan would parallel 135 Proposed super highways include the extension of 169 from Indianapolis through Memphis and Little Rock to Houston and Laredo A proposed tollway the Two Nations Turnpike would connect Wichita Falls Abilene and Laredo These federal funds would help relieve state pressure for funding and in rum help provide money for many of the countyroad projects By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The Comal County Womens Centers new building is on the fast track to being completed The building is expected to be completed in five weeks The walls are up The windows are in Painting is going on and the carpet is said Robert Konkel a member of the Comal County Womens Centers board Konkel said he is currently shopping for furniture and the board hopes to buy as much new furniture as possible We want to greet those in the shelter with a positive attitude This is their new home for a little while We want them to feel comfortable and welcome so it will facilitate the healing he said Konkel said the center is trying to fur nish the center with available funds and has not had to call on the community for more donations yet The center recently received funds from the Meadows Foundation and the Commu nity Development Block Grant With pledges and grants the center hopes to have the building paid for in the next three years The new building will have six bedrooms two living spaces a kids area and a dining room and kitchen One living space will be for women with children and one will be for women without children Pledges are still coming in for the center and Konkd said they hope to begin sending quarterly reminders to donors soon The center recently hired a new director and is trying to reorganize the staff Officials are in the process of searching for a volunteer coor dinator house manager and cate The director ChanteMazy said she plans to be a handson director in addition to her administrative duties I will do what needs to be done to make sure the quality of services is maintained at the level that is said Mazy One of the requirements of working here is that a person be versatile Our staff is Familiar Faces Faraway ChanteMazy showing how versatile they can shfc said The purpose of the center is to provide emergency shelter to women aw children who are victims of family violence and sex ual assault Mazy hopes to add new services as they are needed Currently the center offers a 24 hour crisis hotline emergency shelter food and clothing to women and children who are victims of family violence or sexual assault emergency transportation rape cri sis and family violence advocacy informa tion and referral to other social service agen cies community education legal advocacy and assistance in finding jobs The center began in 1985 as a grassroots attempt by local women who realized that crimes against women particHjarty domes tic violence existed in Comal County Since that time it has grown to iflcjudjs a fulltime executive director and seven other paid staff members Funding is generated by locaj citizens the United Way Federal Emergency Man agement Association Texas Draajtmeot of the Texas oo Alco hol and Drug Abuse Charges filed against Bay City man arrested after Friday chase By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials with the Highway Patrol have identified a man involved in a highspeed chase on Friday as David Charles of Bay City Charles 48 has been charged with recldess diving escape pos session of a prohibited weapon and evading arrest He is currently being held in the ComalCounty Jail on bond According to reports Charles was arrested after fleeing from Trooper Larry Hancock Hancock said Charles was pulled over on Interstate Highway 35 for a possi ble traffic violation Charles allegedly pushed Hancock to the ground and fled in his 1977 Chevy Camaro Charles then led officers on a chase through the city and down Walnut Street He was apprehend ed at the Bavarian Manor Apart ments Hancock said Charles was want ed in Matagorda County for evad ing detention He said all of the charges against Charles are mis demeanors but if the warrant is determined to be for a felony arrest the charges will be increased to felonies The chase occurred at 5 Friday Officers from the Highway Patrol New Braunfels Police Department and Comal County Sheriffs Officer were involved in Police officers search the trunk of David Charles car the chase Hancock said it is amazing that no one was injured in the incident For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846
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