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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 10, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                MHJNTMWNt 263 DAYS Inside SUCCMS Sports Archives Tha Marketplace 3A 7A 68108 River conditions Guadalupe cfs Cortial Birthday wlahtt from ttw TteNrtBrawtfels Herald extends the following birthday wishes to Tina Goodyear Chad McCultough Nancy Hartflel RUaCulpepper Pat Smith Marilyn Hartmann Miriam Williams Krystln Ramirez Santos Medina Nlkkl Lewis Bernard P Luclanl Buddy Schwertfeger Hugh Tagert Claudia tauer Doris Ellison Albert Fritzler Sat Eugene OCallaghan William Sheets Sat Carmen Soils Satur Theo Barton Glenn Burn side Louise Cohen Bessie Green Bill Martin Jack Parke Opal Stewart Walter Still Ron stanty Haneiwich Alice Johnson Evelyn Martin Alex Mathey Jack Ohlrich Mon Violet Voges Elgin Schneider Happy Anniversary to Melyin Dorothy Fetters 17 Deadline nearing for Leadership NB class the deaidline for turning in applications for the 19941995 Leadership New Braunfels class is Friday July 22 Starting its third year Leader ship New Braunfels is made up of a diverse group of men women desiring to enhance their leader ship skills and knowledge of the community Call 6252385 or come by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber Of Commerce office at 390 S Seguin St for information or applications BPW to hold meeting July 13 at Holiday Inn The New Braunfels Business Professional Women will meet on Wednesday July 13 at the Holi day Inn at Dinner will be served at 7 followed by a program and busi ness meeting For more information contact Elaine Wells at 6252947 or Ruby Bading at 6257511 Area board of realtors to meet on July 25 The New Lake Area Association of Real tors membership meeting is July 25 Board of directors will meet at 22 Stammtisch The New BraunfeltHeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtuch According to the SophUnburg Archives and numbers of the German community Slammtisch represents a sit ting plan for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Lotto TfXM 1727 3145 4648 Eft million iackpot This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint H H X The Success Sto rtes sartelr continues today With a profile RiverCittes Real Estate in New Braunfels See 5A Profiles of In todays Womens1 Day ChrfstaoEl West talks about women who have playeti a part in history See Page 8A New Braunfels Herald 42 Pages In three seottoni Sunday July SUNDAY Irving Comal County for EUGENE OCALLAHAN IVOI No 172 TILTING ODDS HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH 135 which has seen Increase in traffic volume and speeds says DPS trooper Roger Garza has officials concerned about future construction on the highway Jjicreased ffie construction and high speeds make 135 a growing concern with law enforcement emergency officials By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Over the Fourth of July week end 63 people died on Texas highways 32 more than the Department of Public Safety anticipated Within the past two weeks three people have died on roads within Comal County two on Interstate 35 in a multicar collision that injured five people Local law enforcement and emergency personnel say most of the serious accidents occur on Interstate 35 Several factors are involved say professionals who know the highway including speed alcohol increased volume of traffic and construction in sec tions north and south of the city There has certainly been an increase in the number of accidents since construction began on both sides of the said New Braunfels Fire Department Chief Phil Bak er Im not sure construction is the prob lem The major problems are caused by speeding going way over the speed NBFD Paramedic Chief John Berber and his people often see the results of accidents on 135 ones that are many times worse because of multicar collisions at high rates ofspeed People surprise me in that they dont pay attention to what theyre said Ber ber noting the twofatality accident recently at around They think Ive got to get there a few seconds Although fatalities on 135 in the city have yet to rise at a dramatic rate three this year said New Braunfels Police Traffic Lt John Wommack increased numbers of peo ple are using the highway especially during the summer tourist season a fact that con cerns emergency personnel regarding the more serious accidents When you hit the sum mer months you have so many more people Then you get some kind of trig ger event that will involve more said Berber DPS Trooper Roger Garza has patrolled 135 in this area for more than 13 years the last six based in New Braunfels He said he can see increases in both speed and volume of traf fic which he said com bined with alcohol by slated within the city limits are scheduled to begin sometime before the turn of the centu ry Many residents are familiar with con struction north of the city commonly known as The where concrete berms created a narrow passage Now that they have a divided highway there accidents have said Ber ber If a person had even a blowout there it could become a major acci Be added emergency personnel and law enforcement are already thinking about future construction on 135 within the city limits and planning ways to deal with it One of the first pro I used to go across the median to make a utum during the week no problem Now especially on Friday nights at one or two in the mom ing its still bumper some drivers forms a deadly situation Be said the NAFTA agreement could further increase traffic on the highway I used to go across the median to make a utum during the week no he said Now especially on Friday nights at one or two in the morning its still bumper to Construction also plays a key role in acci dents and could increase as 135 projects to UAW Roger Garza jects will be to change DPS Trooper the twoway access roads to oneway along 135 in the city Chief Berber said the twoway roads actually improve response time for emergency vehicles but realizes the increased safety of a oneway access NBPD Traffic Lt Wommack said about four years ago the highway department put new asphalt on 135 within the city limits and reduced the number of lanes It was wreckcity up he said And that only lasted two Youth killed in accident By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer BULVERDEA 10yearold Comal County youth was killed yesterday when his bicycle collided with 4 pickup truck in the 3000 block of Blanco Rd less than 30 feet from his home Lloyd Ford who was on his way home when the accident occurred was airlifted to University Hospi tal at approximately where emergency per sonnel pronounced him dead First responders included Bulverde Area Volun teer Fire Department and Branch EMS who began CPR immediately after arriving only minutes after the impact The at the of Krueger and Blanco roads and apparently could not be avoid ed because of a tree line was salcltdTiave obstructed both the drivers and lie riders vision The driver of the truck a San Antonio man said he tried to avoid the child but the bicycle still struck him broadside Comal County Sheriffs Department and Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol offi cials investigated the accident Officials declined to say who was at fault as of press time Red Cross seeking donations for flood victims in southeast By MARK LYON Managing Editor The Comal County Chapter of the American Red Cross is doing their part to assistance victims of trop ical storm Alberto in the southeastern states of gia Alabama and Florida According to figures released by American Red Cross officials approximately 35 counties in Georgia seven counties in Alabama and 16 counties in Flori da are suffering from severe floods caused by tropical storm Shirley Offermann Chapter Manager for the Comal County Chapter of the American Red Cross is asking for local contributions to send to the affected area We just ask them to remember our flood of 1972 and everything we went she said There was a lot of help coming to us from all over the Offermann said that local citizens can contribute at the Comal County Red Cross office located at 178 E Mill St in New Braunfels Contributions can also be made by mail to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund PA Box 37243 Washington 20013 Credit card donations can be made by calling 1800 8422200 English or 18002577575 For more information call the local chapter office at 6201999 County officials Beaver Dam owner remain set in their views By CRAIQ HAMMETT Staff Writer County officials and the proprietor of a proposed gentlemens club remain set in their views as residents await the next course of action Bill Stewart president of the cor poration that owns The Beaver Dam in Bplverde said talk of a buyout by a business group has not become reality and plans to continue woric on the club scheduled to open July 29 Stewart and the county disagree over Club owner says buyout yet to materialize the wording of idents they will work to prevent such a order which would allow them to seek i what is allowed under the coun tys sexually ori ented business order That is my 1 intention to open a bar with girls dancing wearing he said County offldili meanwhile told res Rhalnlandw club from operating ia the county OjuntyAttortcy Nathan Rheinlan der said the county could file B tem porary restraining order exparte or without notice and supported by an affidavit A function oquld then be handed down ftdJetrici court by a judge until die case could be settled The county could rely on subjective or threatened intent to violate the SOB a restraining order or temporary injunc tion Just talking about it opening an SOB is not said Rheinlander Talking about it as opposed to actual or threatened He mentioned advertisements in a San Antonio newspaper for dancers as an example of more concrete inten tions Rheinlander has enough evidence to file and he told the people he said Stewart Im telling Nathan Rheinlander to file the injunc Stewart said he wasupset that he was not allowed to answer questions at a town meeting in Bulverde Tuesday night Stewart later spoke to some res idents outside the Community Center Whether they agreed with me or not 1 was not allowed to he said It was turned into a large politi cal wanted to work out with the people where the line For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 AfefmJ   

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