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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 3, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M01A BOWEST PI ICROPUBLISHI NO 6S7 E YAMDELL DR 186 EL PASO TX 79903 COUNTDOWN 270 DAYS Sesquicentennlal March 21 1845 March 21 1995 Inside 14AJ6A Sports Success 13A Comal County The 10B River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfscuble helper second Riding the Tips to make sure your ride down the river is a safe orie See People Page 1B Thumbs down By a more than two to one margin readers who answered last weeks survey say the Clinton health care plan is a loser See Page 4A New Braunfels Herald 42 Pages in three sections Sunday Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JEAN DARR SUNDAY 75 CENTS Vol 142 No 167 lirthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Jean Darr 80 Pearl Beiersdorser Ellen Bragg Heloise Henne Ruth Kageler Herman Leyh Hazel Mashburn Harold Kohlenberg Norma LaBore Jean McCart ney Maxine Thurman Happy belated birthday Betty Hennig Happy anniversary to Ron and Cathy Pape and Hilmar and Norma Remmler Happy belated anniversary to Ming and Amy Maldonado Fourth of July activities abound j The New Braunfels July 4 parade will begin at Monday with refreshments being served at the parking lot of the j Sophienburg Archives at 9 I The parade will end up on the j Downtown Plaza where a special program will be held at the band stand Following the progam a group of veterans and their friend The Canyon Lake parade begins in Startzville at A fireworks display will be held at Landa Park around 9 Viewing sites include around Landa Lake along Elizabeth Street on or near the golf course or in Prince Solms Park In case of rain fireworks will be Tuesday Offices to close for holiday observance In observance of the Independence Day holiday the New Braunfels Her aldZeitung will be closed tomorrow Normal hours will resume Tuesday Also city county and state gov ernment offices will be closed Mon day as well as the Post Office and banks City trash pickup will begin at 5 Monday due to the hot weather Free shuttle bus to the fireworks A free shuttle bus provided by New Braunfels Tuber and Special Services Transit will take people from the New Braunfels Factory Stores parking lot to the Kiwanis ball park on Fredericksburg Road at Lan da Park for the fireworks show Mon day night The shuttle will start running at 7 and will start returning people to the Factory Stores parking lot right after the show Call 6291627 for more informa tion Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stamrntisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sit ing place for members of the community o gather and share the days happenings Ve invite you to share with The winning numbers Lotto Texas 2931 3335 4748 EstST LdffEBV This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff A legal showdown is brewing between the the owner of a gentlemens club1 planned to open this month in Bulverde The proposed club has also caused concern among area residents who plan a town meeting TueWay evening at the Bulverde Community Center County Commissioner Neil Craigmile and other county officials will attend the meeting V The Beaver Dam located on BJanco Road is scheduled to open July 29 said owner Bill Stewart of Bulverde Stewart filed for a beer license with the county on May 31 arid was granted that license June 7 He did not apply for a sexually oriented business license Comal County does have an order created in 1989 and updated in 1991 regarding SOBs sexually oriented businesses Tm not a pimp Im not a drug pusher Im not a child The only people we want to be at the club are those who want to be Bill Stewart owner of The Beaver Dam We have not received an applica tion for an SOB license from him or anyone ever in Comal said Sher iff Jack Bremer He has made his intentions clear to me that he intends to open an establishment of this Stewart has not filed a petition for a SOB license because he feels his club does not fall under the county definition as an SOB Stewart claims the Comal County order is a copy of one used in San Antonio and that he and his attorney have studied the Comal County order and feel secure they are not violating any law We feel he should have applied for a said County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander There are civil and criminal measures available for failure to secure a Rheinlander said the problem comes with the interpretation of the wording of the order regarding the definition of nudity and seminudity What this means to me if the girls are wearing pasties and a Gstring thats not breaking the said Stew art We dont agree with his interpreta tion at said Rheinlander who added the county has contacted Dr Dayid Guinn a expert on constitutional We feel he should have applied for a license There are civil and criminal measures avail able for failure to secure a Nathan Rheinlander county attorney law from Baylor University for advice on the county order Rheinlander said Guinn has mentioned recent Supreme Court ml ings that affect these types of issues and regulations government bod ies can enact Stewart said he has contacted coun ty officials about his intentions and asked if they had even read the order He said he has not heard a reply from either Rheinlander or County Judge Carter Casteel Ive never been anonymous with he said dont want to break the law Tell me where the line is I dont want to cross the Stewart has been running ads in the Canyon Lake TimesGuardian and the BulverdeStandard that say If we build it they will and The first and only nightclub of its kind in Comal Coming Were only one mile inside Comal said Stewart who claims to have been misquoted by many in the community No one has even seen what were doing here Im not a pimp Im not a drug pusher Im not a child moles only people we want to be at the club are those who want to be on Today Show Staff Writer A city just cant buy of publicity New Braunfels received On Schlitterbahns newest ride the Dragon Blaster was featured on NBCs Today Show early Friday morning Andy better known as the Gadget Guru rode the rides and gave reviews to Schlitter bahn and Nety Braunfels For our spots we try to go some place nobody knows about I enjoyed it the Dragon The ride gwes a good feeling You neverfeel like youre in he said V Its a fun ri entertainment which you can with you if you Parghs ride and on Blaster was viewed Its fan family his is a ride on young children said Pargh the Drag hundreds of people who were in line to ride the water coaster There was no charge for admission to the Sur fenburg section of the park between 7 and 9 on Friday f Pargh said the people waiftjg at the front of the ride were hootin and as he was going through the ride Back to the studio other per sonalities on the Today Show were impressed with the piece Bryant said You should be thank ing us for sending you out said Pargh Pargh used to live in San Antonio and said he has visited New Braunfels Wurstfest and to ride bis motorcycle in town The first time Pargh saw Schlitterbahn was when the park opened its first ride 15 years ago He was surprised about how Andy Porgh the Gadgen Guru rides the much it has grown Schlitterbahn General Manager Ter ri Adams was pleased with the cov erage by the Today Show She said the national exposure will benefit both Schlitterbahn and New Braunfels Everyone in the country will see what a great park we said Adams It introduced New Braun fels and showed New Braunfels to the The Dragon Blaster is the worlds first uphill water coaster It was cre ated by Water Ride concepts and New Braunfels General Store sister com panies of Schlitterbahn Three injured as shots exchanged at convenience store By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer t A shooting at the Pit Stop conve nience store on Interstate Highway 35 near Ruckle Road left three New Braunfels men injured Joel Torres Jr 23 Macario Saucedo 16 and Jose Ramirez 26 were all injured during the shooting which occurred at 8 Friday Torres and Ramirez were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital Torres is listed in stable condition and Ramirez has been released Saucedo was taken to Guadalupe Valley Hos pital in Seguin and is listed in stable condition According to officials the shooting allegedly occurred after Juan Nieto 35 of San Antonio stopped at the Pit Stop convenience store Nieto was dri ving to Dallas with his wife and four children and had stopped at a rest area on IH35 to allow his children to go to the restroom said Detective Basel Boa tright of the New Braunfels Police Department Nieto then noticed that the tire on his boat trailer was low According to reports Nieto stopped at the Pit Stop when he got into New Braunfels and got out of his car to put air in the tire The two New Braunfels residents Torres and Saucedo allegedly got involved in a verbal confrontation with Nieto The argument escalated and both parties had handguns and allegedly began shooting at each oth said Boatright Approximately one dozen rounds were According to Boatright Nieto was not hit However Torres was shot once in the stomach and Saucedo was shot once in the leg Ramirez who was an innocent bystander was shot twice in the leg and the hand Nieto fled the scene and was stopped by Selma police officers Upon search ing Nietos car officers found approx imately 100 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle Nieto was arrested and was taken to the Bexar County Jail No charges have been filed against any of the actors in connection with the shoot ing but officers expect charges to be filed next week Boatright said the investigation is continuing Several witnesses have been interviewed and evidence is being collected Herald By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung won the coveted Sweepstakes Award at the 115th annu al Texas Press Association convention at the Worthington Hotel In Fort Worth Friday morning The Sweepstakes Award is given to the news paper in each division with the highest point total from all other award categories and is the high est award given by the TPA The HeraldZeitung also won first place for Feature Writing first place for Sports Coverage and second place for News Writing The entries that won first place for feature writing were profiles of Canyon High School Athletic Director Larry Nowotny and Canyon Volleyball Coach Donna Boehle Both were writ ten by Riphard Tijerina Wellwritten story and accompanying photos set mood well Cap tured coaches personality tragedy and commu the judge wrote of the Nowotny story Story captured flavor of womans career and personality Excellent photos It is encouraging to see effort put into coverage of womens sports as a news the judge wrote of the Boehle fea top honors at TPA convention ture The contest was judged by editors and pub lishers from Louisiana The HeraldZeitung won the news writing award for coverage of the Plaza Bank closing and Lafarge giving up on its proposal to bum hazardous waste in New Braunfels Good news paper I like coverage of two big local stories Both have excellent sidebars Good use of quotes wrote the judge It is very gratifying to have our hard work rec ognized by our peers and we will keep striving to improve the HeraldZeitung this said Her aldZeitung Managing Editor Mark Lyon It is one thing to get here and another to stay The HeraldZeitung competed against all dai ly newspapers in the state with circulation conies or below the largest division in the contest The Gabeston County Dotty News also owned by Southern Newspapers won the Sweepstakes Award in the next larger category for papers with circulation between and The Canyon Lake Times Guardian another Southern Newspaper received a fourthplace award for Editorial Writing See page 13A
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