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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY District 31 Little League tournament begins here todaySee 150 CENTS COUNTDOWN 275 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels Herald 10 pages in one section Tuesday June Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of ROBERT D SCHEEL SR I Vol 142 No 159 Inside Texas Sports The Marketplace 710 River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Robert D Scheel Sr Senaida Orona Kayla Renee Castillo Gilbert Guerrero m Melanie Oakes Alan Saunders Emma Lee Allen Virginia Allen Maisie Barry Vincent Cavanaugh Jewell Pfeil Patsy Tate Happy Anniversary to Francisco Sylvia Ortiz Kent Fadra Lucas Wednesday lotto worth million AUSTIN AP No tickets cor rectly matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night for the twiceweekly Lotto Texas game state lottery officials said The jackpot was worth million The numbers drawn Saturday night from a field of 50 were 10 11 14 17 37 and 43 There were 122 tickets sold with five of the six numbers with each ticket worth There were tickets with four of six numbers with each winning And there were tickets sold with three of six numbers with each worth an automatic Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Wednesday nights game will be million New Braunfels Art League meets tonight The New Braunfels Art League will hold its monthly meeting tonight in the Arts Center 646 Walnut Square instead of the downtown building as planned Pat Deltz will demonstrate her techniques of painting clear and colored glass in oil on canvas The meeting begins at 7 and is open to the public Winning posters now on exhibit The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels is exhibiting winning posters from the Habitat for Humanity student contest Winners may retrieve prizes and posters at the museum after the exhibit closes June 30 All entered contest posters are at the CMNB for pick up Little Shop of Horrors to benefit Childrens Museum The Little Shop of Horrors performance on Thursday July 7 will benefit the Childrens Muse um in New Braunfels Tickets are on sale at the muse um China N Things and at the theatre Call 6200939 Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to sub mit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a siding place for mem bers of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint NBU board names DiFonzo new general manager By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Tmstees voted last night to name Paula DiFonzo general manager of NBU DiFonzo 38 currently works at NBU as the accounting and information manager She has worked at the utilities for approximately 13 years and will begin her duties as general man ager on July 1 She is excited about being general manage I knew I was in the running but it was a very pleasant surprise I am looking forward to the challenge It is a very big challenge I will start working with the staff immediately We will get ourselves a mission and a goal and will keep NBU as strong as it is said DiFonzo DiFonzo said she will be working on the eco nomic incentive program and environmental issues as well as daytoday tasks We have environmental issues to deal with We will continue to deal with water Right now we have a rate change under consideration at the city council We have employees who are a pri mary concern and our No 1 concern is the cus she said Board Chairman Gene Momhinweg said he was pleased the board was able to hire someone who works at NBU I lean toward hiring someone from inside the organization If we brought in somebody from outside we would not know anything about them It takes an outsider six months to get accustomed to us and the way we like to do business Someone from the inside is familiar with all said Mornhinweg The board of trustees decided she was the best qualified at this time to take over the job as general he said DiFonzo will replace General Manager Bob Sohn Sohn will be retiring at the end of the month The board will meet on June 30 to dis cuss the salary and benefits for DiFonzo Little League fever Stabbing victim released from local hospital By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A San Antonio resident was released from the hospital this weekend after allegedly being stabbed by his sisters boyfriend while they were visiting Canyon Lake Saturday Michael Torres 20 of San Anto nio was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital on Saturday after suffering a knife wound to the chest Comal County Sheriffs Deputies and Canyon Lake Emergency Med ical Services personnel were called to the scene of the incident at Saturday According to CCSO Detective Jim my Limmer the incident occurred when the victim and his sisters boyfriend Thomas Perez 27 of San Antonio got into an argument on Farm to Market Road 3159 Perez had allegedly beaten the victims sister which caused an argument between Perez and Torres Perez allegedly pulled a knife during the argument and stabbed Torres Limmer said Torres friends drove the victim to the Pit Stop convenience store in Startzville on FM 2673 and FM 3159 An ambulance was called to the scene Reports show Torres was stabbed once in the chest with a 7 inch knife According to Limmer witnesses Perez had fled into the underbrush on FM 3159 Perez was arrested three hours later on FM 3159 and was charged with public He was taken to the Comal County Jail and was released on bond Limmer said charges of aggravated assault may be brought against Perez after the case is reviewed by the Comal County District Attorney O J Simpson case puts domestic violence in national spotlight By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Second baseman Vincent Rodriguez celebrates after scoring his teams lone run In the third Inning of the New Braunfels National League 11yearold allstars 31 loss to Lullng Monday night New highvoltage power line east of New Braunfels to be subject of meeting By GREG PERLISKI Special to the HeraldZeitung The construction and location of a new highvoltage power line east of New Braunfels will be the subject of a public meeting Tuesday June 21 designed to garner input from local residents The meeting will be held 7 to 9 at the Memorial Ele mentary School 1900 S Walnut Street Information con cerning the power line will be available from the Lower Col orado River Authority which is hosting the meeting with the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative and New Braunfels Utilities A new power line east of New Braunfels will bring more reliable service to the Schumansville area east of 135 Both GVEC and New Braunfels Utilities will have the ability to route power to their customers more efficiently and with greater reliability once the line is built Both utility com panies purchase electricity at wholesale rates from the LCRA The LCRA will manage construction of the power line The final route for the new transmission line has not been said Loy Aston LCRAs manager of Real Estate Tonights meeting designed to garner public input from local residents Services Based on previous discussions with area landown ers and additional research we have some ideas where we think the line should go But we have not made a final decision We want to hear from local residents before mak ing the final route Once the LCRA decides where to build the power line it must receive a permit from the Public Utility Commission of Texas before construction can begin The power line will connect two electrical substations The Sheriffs Posse substation just southeast of New Braunfels and the recently completed Schumansville substation off West Zipp Road provide service east of lnterstate35 to cus tomers buying electricity from New Braunfels Utilities and GVEC Substations are a vital link between the LCRA New Braunfels Utilities and GVEC Substations convert electricity from highvoltage power lines to lowervoltage electric distribution lines which bring electricity to individual homes and businesses O J Simpson The name once asso ciated with newspaper headlines in the sports pages has now transformed through gruesome if not tragic events onto the front pages of this nation While Simpsons case may grab the biggest headlines in this country the issue of domestic violence the root of the drama has also been thrust into the spotlight Cases like Simpsons demon strate that domestic violence cuts across all demographic lines be they economic social ethnic etc These cases occur everywhere from Holly wood to Comal County Whether is guilty or innocent bringing this to the public light will affect our said Chante Mazy director of the Comal County Womens Center A woman in the United States is beaten every 15 seconds said Mazy She said local police and sheriff calls regarding domestic violence have risen and over 70 percent of emer gencyroom calls around the country deal with domestic violence County Attorney Nathan Rheinlan der said his office handled 131 assault cases in 1993 and 64 through 1994 the majority of cases being associated with domestic violence a Class A misde meanor that carries up to a fine or a year in jail Rheinlander said they often have problems bringing the offenders to tri al because the victim will eventually fail to testify after a two or threemonth span between initial filing and actual trial Rheinlander said one thing they are trying to do is have officers sign the complaint instead of the victim part of a noilrop policy that Rheinlander says helps to bolster and stay with it Rheinlander t said on firsttime related offenses probastory Page 3 tion is often a good measure because the county can monitor persons for up to two years as opposed to serving say 30 days and then leaving with no future supervision or counseling What we really need to do is keep it from happening he said Probation is an excellent prevention Jack Williamson of the County Adult Probation Office said the office recently started a Family Violence Intervention Program which deals intensively with the problem Most commonly there is a pattern of substance abuse that goes handin hand with domestic he said Rheinlander said a very good option is a Family Violence Protective Order filed as a civil case which restricts an abuser from being within a certain dis tance of the victim or may contain other restrictions up to one year Violation of the order is a criminal offense whereby the offender would sit in jail until the judge heard the case Williamson said cases of domestic violence arc expected to rise in this decade due in part to better support programs for victims the ability of law enforcement to ancst and new laws which support that arrest We really didnt have any laws said New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Deaden They officers were social workers With protective orders shelters such as the Womens Center and laws that give officers a firm ground Hcadcn said the situation as far as arrest has improved dramatically just over the last three years For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846
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