Friday, June 3, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 3, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY COUNTDOWN 293 DAYS fcftv Braunfels Sesqulcentennial March March CENTS New Braunfels Herald 18 Pages in two sections Friday June 6 ST IlICROPUBLISH E YANDELL DR PASO IX 79903 1 78 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of AMY BRIGHT Vol 142 No 146 Inside Church Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Amy Bright Mary Esther Rodriguez Bianca Villarreal James Bartsch Lloyd Lipke 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 Canyon Lake GOP women to host entertainment What is better than ice cream and homemade cake on a hot day in June ice cream and cake with Prime Time Rhymes Canyon Lake Republican Women will present a program of utterly ridiculous recitations The public is invted to the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Sattler June 15 at 8 for an evening of delicious fun Admission is for adults and for children six and under All ages are welcome to this family enter tainment For tickets see a member or call Patsy Newton at 9643585 Council to appoint member to airport board At its regular meeting on June 27 the New Braunfels City Council will be considering the appointment of one member to the New Braun fels Municipal Airport Advisory Board The position is for a partial term ending May Applications are available in the office of the city secretary and must be delivered to the city secretarys office by 12 Wednesday June 22 Open house set for Hill Country Counseling Center Hill Country Counseling Center 876 Loop 337 building D Suite 401 will hold a open house from 5 to 7 Tuesday June 14 RSVP to 6297303 Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Slammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Man killed in industrial accident By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer An accident at an industrial site in New Braun fels resulted in the death of Canyon Lake man Thursday Donald Buchanan 46 was rushed to McKen na Memorial Hospital after a steel cable snapped and stabbed him in the stomach According to Canyon Lake man stabbed by steel cable officials the cable hit Buchanans upper abdomen Buchanan was part of a crew that was taking down steel cables at an industrial site at 1216 Industrial Drive near Loop 337 The accident occurred at approximately 1 Thursday Officials said the man was in arrest when New Braunfels emergency medical tech nicians arrived on the scene Two ambulances were called to the site According to officials paramedics called Air Life helicopter from San Antonio for assistance however it was not available and StarFlight from Austin was called instead After they found out the estimated arrival time StarFlight was canceled and the man was taken to said New Braunfels Fire Chief Phil Baker Paramedics continued lifesaving efforts until Buchanan arrived at the hospital Buchanan died approximately 27 minutes after he arrived at McKenna Concerts in the Park HeraldZeitung photo by SUSAN ENGLAND Local music singers Chris Judy performed at the weekly Miller Genuine Draft Concerts In the Parks series last night at Landa Park A father and his daughter danced to the music performed Bank robbery suspect arrested here yesterday By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A man believed to have been involved in a bank robbery in Lorena was arrested in New Braunfels Wednesday According Chief Deputy Elwood Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriffs Office Lorena police officials were looking for William Earl Mills and believed he had been involved in a bank robbery that occurred May 28 in Lorena Deputies discovered that Mills was staying at the Fountain Motel on High way 81 At Thursday officials with the FBI Comal County Sheriffs Office and San Marcos Police Department 1 arrested Mills inRoom the motel Deputies made the arrest after they were contacted by the San Marcos Police Department at noon Wednes day San Marcos police were searching for Sheila Fox also know as Sheila Smith and believed she might be in the Canyon Lake area Smith was also Suspect said to be connected with May 29 Lorena robbery wanted for the bank robbery in Lorena She was arrested in San Marcos Her arrest led officials to Mills Hoherz said a 12gauge shotgun was confiscated at Williams motel room and a Ryder moving truck was impounded No cash has been found yet Lorena is located south of Waco The bank was located on Interstate Highway 35 The defendants are believed to be from Martindale ComalCounty detectives Jimmy Limmer Rick Cardenas and Ed Whit son helped with the arrest The suspects were taken to the Hays County Jail The Ryder truck was taken to the Comal County Sheriffs Office where officials from Lorena retrieved it Burglaries in western part of Comal County slowing up after arrests County approves Eikel Field work By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners Court gave approval for the county to work with the city in developing plans for improvements to the Eikel Field park The court authorized County Engi neer Tom Homseth to develop plans with City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski to apply for a grant Hornseth said the grant would most likely go through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart ment Now he can go ahead with plans and start working on said Com missioner Cristina Zamora whose Precinct 3 contains Eikel Field They are going to work together to develop a plan Im very Zamora said plans need to be com pleted and submitted for application by July The county recently received state funds to restore the Faust St Bridge by applying for grants through a state and federal historic improve ments project Zamora said residents have become concerned that use of Eikel Field has moved away from a familytype envi ronment a place where children can feel safe By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A rash of burglaries that occurred in the western portion of the county has slowed down according to Chief Deputy Elwood Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriffs Office Twentyfour of the burglaries have been solved during a fourweek period Hoherz said several arrests have been made Many of the burglaries are commit ted by people who are from out of town Hoherz said some people will come to Comal County for a little entertainment and end up getting in trouble Most of the burglaries have occurred during the day time while homeowners are at work The best prevention for burglaries is neighbors watching out for neighbors said Hoherz People should let their neighbors know and have them watching out for their he said The best help is if a neighbor takes down a license plate number of a vehi cle at the said Hoherz Police are currently investigating three burglaries that occurred this week in the western part of the county A burglary of a habitation is report ed to have occurred at noon June 1 in the 2900 block of Casey Road in Bul verde Reports show no items were miss ing The case is being investigated by Detective Rick Cardenas Another burglary of a habitation is reported to have occurred June 1 in the 190 block of Jolle near Spring Branch Reports show more than in miscellaneous items were stolen Detective Jimmy Limmer is investi gating the case According to reports a burglary of a business occurred May 30 and 31 at Tommy Wilsons Barbecue restaurant in Bulverde Reports show more than in items was taken The case is being investigated by Limmer seminar to be held at Comal County Health Dept By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer An educational seminar on HIV infection and AIDS will be held next month at the Comal County Health Department The seminar which is sponsored by the health department and the Hispan ic AIDS Commission will be held at 7 June 9 It is open to all individuals who are interested in learning more about HIV and AIDS We are interested in people having more training so they can teach others about HIV and said Comal County Nurse Shel McWilliams McWilliams said this is the first largescale seminar in Coma County concerning AIDS and HIV The program is being funded by a grant received by the Hispanic AIDS Commission from the Texas Depart ment of Health The number of people in Comal County who carry HIV has not been determined according McWilliams We dont know and the state doesnt know It is hard to she said There are people in the coun ty who are HIV positive Many have been tested somewhere elese We do testing here also and we probably see 10 or so people per McWilliams said very few of those who are tested are HIV positive By coming into the health department the people being tested are able to receive education about AIDS We help them understand their risks and how to lower their she said McWilliams stressed that the His panic AIDS Commission docs not only help Hispanic people with AIDS or HIV but it is also open to all individu als The seminar will be directed toward adults and young adults according to McWilliams The health department is located on Mill Street behind the Comal County Courthouse For more information call 6205595 for news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846