Tuesday, July 19, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 19, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Juniors and Majors capture District 31 championships P Iso CENTS BQUNTBOWNI 264 DAYS NawBraunfelB Miquleantennlfll Mweh March New Braunfels 410 JUCW JDlttUmClS j 0WEST MICROPuS HeraldZeituiiii US Serving Gomel County for mere 142 years Inside Comal County Weather 2 3 4 8 Rivrr conditions Quadalupe Qfi Gomel ofe feet per seeend Birthday wlihti from tht HtraldZvltungl The New Bmurtfels Hemld Miunj extends the following birthHay wishes to Tim mermann Dave Clark Ola Ford Virginia Wilson Willie Mae Wtaepap Donald Elliott Cheatham Joseph Dierlnger Lee Rodriguez Chamber plans next Business After Hours Business After Hours is plan ning a Membership Mixer an informal gathering of Chamber of Commerce members sponsored by The Watering Hole Saloon Dance Hall at 1390 Old McQueeney Road for Wednes day July 27 from 57 Members can meet make new contacts and exchange ideas with other members of our business community Each Chamber mem ber may bring one guest Intro duce yourself to the Mystery Member and you may win cash Comal Gounty Parade entries now being accepted Entries forthe 101st Comal County Fair Parade are now being accepted The Parade will be held Friday Sept 23 begin ning at 10 For an entry form or more information please call Margi Handrick at 6251884 Randolph retirees to sponsor briefing The Randolph Air Force Base Activities Office will sponsor an informal threehour information update briefing on Aug 10 for military retirees and spouses Representatives from the Med ical Squadron Family Support and Legal Offices will address a variety of subjects currently the concern of military retirees Among subjects covered will be the status of the DOD TriCare health plan as it relates to Ran dolph AFB ongoing Base health enhancement programs living wills durable powers of attorney estate trusts volunteer opportuni ties planned men and women Health Day programs family assistance program and others To the extent time permits pre senters will entertain questions from the floor Each will also provide instruc tions on where retirees can seek more detailed guidance or assis tance on subjects discussed The meeting will be held In the Randolph AFB Theatre and begins at 0900 9 For further information call 6526880 Stammtlich n New Braurfila HeraldZelttutg Its readers to submit Items te Situmilseh to the SepMenburg Archives and members tfthe German Stemmliseh represents a sitting plaeefor members eommunlty 9 gather end share the fays happen ings We invite you to share with newsprint Judge issues ban against burning lyCRAIQHAMMBTT 8M Writer Comal County Is under a burning ban effective Immediately County Judge Carter Genteel signed the order Monday Instituting a ban on outdoor burning until further notice Commissioners Court Is expected to ratify the order Thursday The judge as the countys emergency igement coordinator can declare a state of disas ter based on the Imminent threat of disaster such Hot dry conditions prompt judges decision as a wildfire under the Texts Disaster Act of 1975 Fire Marshall Milton Wlllmtmn said the order applies to outdoor burning such as for example trash leaves and oampflres Anything other than cooking for said Wlllmann No csmpflres or anything like The ban is Intended for open area flres becue pits or grills are acceptable he said because they are contained enclosed devices Burning dead animals is also allowed under permission Fines could range as high as or 180 days in jail on a repeated offense Wlllmann said he encountered few problems last year when a ban was enacted and hopes 1994 will see the same We had an usually hot and dry he said The grass is high and the hot weather dried It out fester than Hiyi County tut week Initiated a bin and Kendall County li considering one aild minn The ban will last until conditions have Improved If the conditions change or if there is a mod Mention in the conditions for he said We encourage people to cut their grass Wlllmann added that the Corps of Engineers at Canyon Lake has their own regulations so those camping or recreating at Canyon Lake will be under Corps rules not the county regulations for Traffic fatalities mounting in county By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer A Spring Branch 21yearolds motorcycle hit headon a dump truck Friday Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Smith pronounced Joseph Anton Jani dead at on FM 306 one and a half miles west of Hancock Hie 1991 Kawasaki explod ed and burned on impact Shawn Glueckert of Canyon Lake driving the 1977 Ford truck remained uninjured makes the seventh traffic fatal this month Two happened on 135 in New Braunfels oneattoop 337 and River Road one on Blanco off of 46 one on 281 and two involving trucks on FM306 They are happening all over None have proven to involve alcohol Some were wearing seat belts some werent There exists among Department of Public Safety troopers some concen sus that population growth and increased tourist trade are the causes New Braunfels Police Chief C R Headen said speeding is not even a major contributing factor in all of these I think its a general lack of attention which would include speed he said Its a hot summer a hot dry time of year and peoples nerves get on edge The life you save might be your Hello my name Residents warned to ask for credentials first By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer Minke Koolstra of distribu tor of 8000 security systems In Texas said after phono calls from concerned cltlzensTuesdijy if some one comes soliciting to ones home check credential We do have dealers In the area whp are she said They are New iraunfelg Police Chief C said the people ing the security sounded unprofessional Were always con cerned atom our senior citizens at a time like he said Mike Grist New Bmunfcli safe city director said to be careful People who want to get your poekefeook are everywhere he said The phone say is In town and wants to cheek your security and come out u your A ONEHORSE TOWN City council member Jan Kennedy left and county judge Carter Casteel fmmd Tess Lockwood and Catherine Land to a ride on the Plaza Pony Express owner Bill Kuhn Is the driver Carriage service receives temporary permit to test New Braunfels market By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer Happiness is a pair of paint mares according to Bill Kuhn but not to some other New Braunfelsers Kuhn and his wife Cindi have been running his team and carriage back and forth from Lancia Park to Main Plaza since July 1 every Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday night as well as weekend mornings and some odd times you may catch him inbetween Bill and Cindi charge S10 per person unless youre a local and its Sunday morning then theyll take four of you in the newlooking carriage for The city gave him a temporary permit to try out his business in New Braunfels But Kuhn will have to go before council again as they pass an ordinance regulating horseandcarriages in New Braunfels Mike Shands city manager said the ordinance would address such things as hours of operation and insur ance And he wants an ordinance repealed that prohibits horses from entering Landa Park Kuhn has also been hav ing trouble with the Gruene Merchants Association he said They think his rig will cause traffic congestion Mike Shands city manager said this also remains the concern of the city of New Braunfels in keeping Kuhns business out of Lancia Parit We have enough congestion there as it Shands said Kuhn challenges anyone to ride in behind his lead mare who breaks into a gallop and stops on a dime as well as any amount of horsepower and hydrolic brakes if they think she would fail to negotiate traffic expertly His horses have won many awards for obedience to commands Theyve driven circles around her with sirens on and it doesnt bother Kuhn said Penelope Church Main Street Project coordinator who has ridden in the carriage said Kuhn points out historic landmarks and tells tourists about the town He checks in with store owners too to discover legend and lore about their structures Kuhn also mentions when theres a big sale going on at stores along the way Youth drowns inGuadalupe Saturday By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer Remind people those arc wild said Sgt Mac McEachorn Monday It isnt Disneyland it can be In the second drowning in New Braunfels this year Jesse Riggs 13 of Gouldsbofo Maine died in the Guadalupe River Saturday He was swimming with a church group out of Houston and no one noticed him missing until it was too late A civilian diver found his body under 1517 feet of water downriver from the Gruene Bridge If you cant swim take advantage of a life said McEachem If you can swim use the buddy system Just use com mon Riggs was alleged to have been able to swim No one knows what hap McEachem said He might stepped into one of those holes and A hole is a sudden dropoff of the bottom of the river There was no McEachem said It was just a tragic Patrick Riggs Jesses uncle said Jesse was visiting his grandmother Christine Riggs in Sugar Land near Houston for a month A month ago he had come to Texas for the funeral of Christines spouse his grandfather Mrs Riggs was upset at the police because the group of children with which Jesse had been claimed they had asked a patrol officer if it was safe to swim there and had been told it was People are irrational after the death of a loved McEachem said Last month a New Braunfels boy drowned in the Comal River near The Other Place resort when he fell out of his inner tube Riggs is also survived by his father and stepmother Michael Patty Riggs of Gouldsboro His mother and stepfather Nancy and Michael Brann of Lamolne Maine also survive him as do two sisters Heidi Riggs of Lam oine and Cathy Riggs of Goulds boro A stepbrother Jared Merritt also lives in Gouldsboro Jesses maternal grandparents Vernon and Laverne Bickford live in Hancock Maine Hearing could bring about new Comal water district By CRAIQ HAMMETT Staff Wrlttr An evidentiary hearing for the pos sible formation of a Comal County Underground Water District will be held beginning at Wednes day at the Quadalupe Valley phone Cooperative The tearing will resume Thursday at Bulverde resident Cameron Wiley Tne proposed taxing district would include all areas of Comal Included In the Edwards Underground Water District This district would Include areas over the Trinity Aquifer If the district Is approved by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission an election would be called to see if the public wants to The Canyon Lake Water Supply increasing population and limited water supply Comal County Commissioners could previe wttr to ft ii A Mitt Schlltttrbahn eontttt Hundred of young mtn gathered in thi wave pool it ichlHierbahn to watch tfii annual Ttxat Ilklnl Invrtiilonal Pint winner WM Dawn Ivtli 17 of Dftilu Ihe won In own twoilrptont tick to inywhirt in tht md four lehlrtterbahn PUMI For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 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