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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 2, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDA Mike Sierra signs scholarship letter with Incarnate COUNTDOWN 294 New Braunfels Sesquicentennlal March 21 1845 March 21 1995 New Braunfels Herald EL TX 79903 12 Pages in one section Thursday June Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of SUSAN WILLIAMS Vol 142 No 145 Inside KMart Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Mitchell Smith Happy Richard McEntire Angelina Valadez Gilbert Gibby Molina Richard Glanville Lilly Guer rero Connie Villar real Lee Brandt Lester Burgess John Collins Dorothy Goebel Doris Ham mon Virginia Hendricks Denise Lipscomb Ramon Velasquez Lotto Texas Jackpot now million No tickets cor rectly mafbhed all six numbers drawn Wednesday night for the twiceweekly Lotto Texas game state lottery officials said The fijimbers drawn Wednesday night from a field of 50 were 11 and 33 officials estimate the jackpot for Saturday nights game will be million Childrens Museum hosting Terri Adams The Childrens Museum is host ing a gallery talk on Tuesday June 7 The speaker is Terri Adams Gen eral Manager of Schlitterbahn her topic is the Dragon Blaster and the making of water rides from concep tion to completion After the talk participants will design their own water rides with art materials supplied by CMNB Admission to the museum is free for families on the first Tuesday of the month from 1 to 5 Registration is under way at the Childrens Museum for summer classes Classes are handson expe riences in art TV production and science for all ages Call the muse um 6200939 for more information Creative Clay Workshop in Gruene A Magical Child Creative Clay Workshop will be held from 10 to 4 June 6 at Buck Pottery in Gruene The workshop is a benefit for the Childrens Museum No preregistra tion is required Remember to wear old clothes For more information call 6200939 Red Stocking Revue cast members needed People interested in being a part of the Red Stocking Revue should attend the Directors Party at Tree tops on San Antonio Street at 7 today The director will give a general overview of the show and a preview of entertainment CaJljJim and Melaney Beath at 6293016 or Car ol Bisset at 629026Z for more information j Stammtisch V The New Braunfels HeroldZeilung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with The winning lumbers Lotto Texas 1116 2627 2833 million jackpot TEXRSr LOTTERV Eagles want their flag back By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor The American flag that hung outside the New Braunfels Eagles Hall was swiped sometime Tues day night and the Eagles want their flag back Arvin Brehm manager of Eagles Mall said he hopes who ever took the flag now regrets it and will return it We were going to get another one We usually replace it once a year but thats not the point That is desecrating the flag There are a lot of things they can take but the flag should not be Brehm said The fourfoot by eightfoot flag can be returned with no questions asked Brehm said Just put it in a package and lay it on the steps or leave a message at the hall telling us where we can find he said Eagles Hall is located at 257 E South Street The telephone num ber is 6257243 City eyes alcohol ban at city parks Parks Rec board to recommend ban to NB city council By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Board voted this week to recommend to the city council that a ban on alcohol be enacted in several city parks Parks board president Hal Herbelin said the recommendation was based on the petition received from citizens who live near Eikel Field Park The board decided to expand the recommendation and suggested sev eral more neighborhood parks be added to the list The parks included in the recommendation are Eikel Field Common Street Little League Park Fredericksburg Road Little League Park and Hay Market Plaza It is based on a recommendation that came to us from individuals who live in the neighborhoods surrounding Eikel Field Park The petition had 30 names including the police chief and council The petition rec ommended the city pass an ordinance banning said Herbelin The board requested the ordinance be passed on an emergency basis so that it can be in effect all through the summer If it is passed on a three reading basis it will take until late July to have the ordinance enacted The parks in which people can con sume alcohol are the Comal Park baseball diamond and Landa Park said Herbelin In Lancia Park alcohol is banned within 25 feet of the road way or parking lot Residents of the citys west side met in a neighborhood meeting last Wednesday to discuss problems with crime at Eikel Field Park and in their neighborhood The petition requesting the ban was distributed among resi dents and local officials at the meeting The residents in the area are expect ed to meet again next week to dis cuss a neighborhood watch program Eikel Field Park has been determined to be a priority to local residents who are participating in the watch Sheriffs Department having success stopping cliff jumpers Sheriffs deputies presence keeps jumpers off cliffs By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A new method for coping with toobers and rafters jumping off the cliffs across from near the Preiss Heights subdivision has proven to be successful so far according to Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer Comal County deputies were sta tioned on the cliffs during peak hours last weekend and will continue to be stationed there during the tourist sea son The deputies and increased publici ty concerning law enforcement on the Guadalupe River helped decrease the number of arrests We had a lot of publicity and it was all in our favor We let people know we were not going to tolerate said Bremer Many arrests were made last year River flow prompts caution from officials By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Although no major injuries were reported on the Guadalupe River dur ing the Memorial Holiday Weekend officials are urging caution during the weekdays Army Corps of Engineers have initiated a system to release water from Canyon Lake at cubic feet per second on weekdays That rate will drop to a calmer 550 cfs on Friday afternoon until Sun day This policy will last until the level of Canyon Lake drops to 909 feet which Corps officials say should be sometime in midJune barring any additional heavy rainfall totals upstream Currently the level stands around 911 feet which caused Corps offi cials to institute the plan knowing thousands of tourists would use the river on weekends Chief Phil Baker of the New Braunfels Fire Department said they did not receive any calls for water rescue during the Memorial Day Weekend and had fewer emergency calls overall than in past years Corps officials have said that flow rates of and 550 cfs in effect create two different rivers Chief Baker said although the majority of people use the river on weekends those using the river dur ing the weekday should take cau tion It can be a dangerous flow espe cially for inexperienced he said The experienced people love this And the kayakers love this He said toobers shouldnt even consider using the river at cfs for criminal trespass charges Bremer said making the arrests used a lot of manpower and jail space We can utilize our jail space better We dont want people to jump off the cliffs because people will get hurt Peo ple have been hurt and some people have been he said Bremer said income from fines for criminal trespass will decrease since fewer people are jumping from the cliffs but he said making a profit is not the business of the sheriff s office Law enforcement is not a profit making operation We are concerned with the safety and welfare of people Fines help operate the courts and they are income but there is a lot of expense involved in putting people in jail so it is a he said The new method uses officers who are paid by funds from the Water Ori ented Recreation Districts contract with the county Photo by ROBERT STEWART Build a flag help a child CASA of Central Texas Inc Is building a flag on Seguln Avenue through donations to their program Each donation buys a piece of a stripe while each donation buys a star Pictured helping erect the flag are Herman Martinez Bill Klare Rudy Rublo Jackie Vann with Carol Johnson and Dorothy Johnson of Johnson Furniture Innerworks who are donating the space for the flag CASA volunteers help children who become Involved In the court system because of abuse or neglect For more informa tion on how to donate or volunteer call 210 6205536 Highway requests from county threatened by TxDOT budget cuts By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Just how many Comal County projects will be hurt by possible cuts in the district highway budget for 199495 is yet to be determined Several projects not on the Texas Department of Trans portation list but which were asked by county officials to be considered could be seriously threatened County Engineer Tom Hornseth earlier this year asked TxDOT officials to consider adding several projects in the county to the list of projects proposed by TxDOT district officials to the state office These are projects that were not even on the list They are probably not even being he said Among the projects included were improving the inter section of Hwy 281 andFM 1863 and improvements at the Specks Crossing TxDOT district officials are currently appealing cuts of over million in their budget for 199495 They hope to receive most of that money back from the state or find other ways to fund the projects County Commissioner Neil Craigmile has been meeting Superhighway means dollars 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 offi cials to plead their case for 135 projects Under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Effi ciency Act of 1991 billion was set aside for six years to fund among other things a superhighway which has not been designated with various officials from 21 counties that are forming an Interstate 35 Coalition from the Red River to the Rio Grande The effort of this coalition is to obtain federal funding under the ISTEA said Craigmile is active ly pursuing at the national level to get Congressional and agency Federal funds for IH35 could help offset the cost of IH 35 projects in Comal County and allow more state money to be spent on other road projects in the county said local TxDOT Engineer David Kopp Water guns are like weapons sheriff says By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Water guns taken from toobers and rafters on the Guadalupe River last weekend are much more than just handheld squirt guns according to Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer They are pressurized said Bremer The problem with the water guns and sling shots is not new The depart ment also took the water guns from rowdy rivergoers last year Bremer said deputies only take the guns from people who are causing a disturbance Approximately 14 water guns and 10 large sling shots were taken from rivergoers last weekend Bremer said some of the weapons were taken from people on the river and some were taken from people driving on River Road Imagine if you were driving down River Road and got squirted with water or you were on the river in your tube laying in the sun and someone squirts you with cold said Bre mer One item confiscated was a gas powered water canon that had enough pressure to put out someones eyeball Bremer explained Bremer said people squirting the water guns can cause traffic accidents fist fights and assaults We can arrest people for disorder ly conduct or we can take the weapons to the sheriffs office and let the own ers pick the water guns up before they he said In another matter Bremer said his office will continue to conduct license checkpoints during the summer despite objections by some attorneys Last weekend the department con ducted a license checkpoint on River Road Local attorney Frank Suhr was at the checkpoint filming the officers Suhr said he is not currently reprer senting anyone who has been arrested at a checkpoint but instead he was attempting to gather evidence in case it was needed for later cases or appeals He was certainly within his rights to do that I am concerned about the rights of a lot of said Bre mer Comal County residents should be free from people who drive without a drivers license and without insur ance and from those who drive under the influence of alcohol If I can save someones life by doing checkpoints I will continue doing For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846
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