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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                INSIDE TODAY Producers CoOp celebrates 50 years of service to the area See Pages 6A 7A COUNTDOWN 164 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March Inside Letters to the Success Sports The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs els cubic leet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Melissa A Torres Ofelia Leos Pina Robbie Bright La Verne Welborn Camie Hernandez Joe Angel Morales Stan Rakowitz Francie Rakowitz Tammy Hand Evel Haynes Susan Buch Satur Lauren Kirkham Satur Dayna Miller Beatrice Jim Beath Roberta Kuempel Albert Forbes Satur Roscoe Greenhow Curtis Jenkins Jack F Swanson David N McConnell Mary Barr Violette Blang Bobbie Bright Bob Buis Marjorie Haneiwich Camelia Hernandez Kenneth Johnson Henny Morales Hen ry Prochazka William Ucinski Joe Daubendeck Gene Kike Leonard Kramer Dorothy Weems Harry Bishop Mon Peggy Ford Donald Gregg Edward King James Mason Ruby Miller Jody Thames Mon Joe V Natal Sr Cool front moves into area temps drop An arctic cool front moved through the Texas Hill Country late Friday and early Saturday morning dropping temperatures and more than two inches of rain in some areas of Comal County Temperatures Saturday were in the mid70s during the day and in the lower 50s last night Todays forcast calls for clear skies with temperatures in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s Winds will be out of the north at 5 to 10 mph Todays record high in Comal County is 93 set in 1931 The record low is 38 set in 1976 On Saturday the Seelc Science Club reported a high of 78 degrees and a low of 61 They also reported inches of rain since Friday night Old Ice House hosts Chili Cook Off today The Old Ice House located on Hwy 81 south in New Braunfels is hosting the 10th Annual Chili Cook Off beginning at noon today Prizes will be given for best chili and showmanship Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Slammlisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Slammlisch represents a sil ling place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with The winning numbers Lotto Texas 623 2838 4648 Est S3 million jackpot ll LOTTERY This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Rangers rally to win Coma Bowl Smithson Valley moves to 60 I See Page 1B NCAA NCAA Texas Boston Nebraska Oklahoma Texas Notre Oklahoma Auburn Michigan Florida Miss Mich Hays handles NB Unicorns See Page 1B New Braunfels HeraldZeit SUNDAY 75 CENTS PASO x 46 Pages in four sections Sunday Oct 9 1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of TAMMY HAND I Vol 142 No 237 Monthly crime stats show emergency calls are rising By TECLO J GARCIA I By TECLO J GARCIA Staff Writer August 1994 crime statistics released by the New Braun fels Police Department showed only slight changes in the number or type of offenses normally committed in the city However calls for service to police and emergency workers were clown by a few hundred calls Police Chief Dick Hcadcn said with school starling ear lier this year there were fewer tourists in town and that may have translated into fewer emergency situations The number of thefts relating to shoplifting rose slightly last month Police 121 cases shoplifting in August and Headen said that normally rises mostly because of back to school shopping traffic increases The department releases the statistical information month Crime stats Total 911 calls received Total arrests including DWI 221 Brady Bill firearm transactions 24 Murder 0 Sexual Assault 1 Robbery 2 Assault 80 Total Burglaries 75 motor vehicle 41 Shoplifting 121 Auto Theft 12 0 Gruene Music Fest rocks Rockin R Saturday Laura Welch Bush will speak at GVTC Monday By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Laura Welch Bush wife of Repub lican gubcnatorial candidate George Bush will visit Comal County Monday irpaTTof a reception hosted by the Republican Women of Comal County The event will take place at 10 in the auditorium of the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative on FM 3159 just off Hwy 46 Lea Beth Jones in charge of pub licity for the event said Mrs Bush would make a short presentation about her husbands campaign Local Republican candidates will be there as she said They will be able to talk with anyone who has any The local candidates will be intro duced but are not scheduled to make any speeches Mrs Bush who lives with her hus band and two children in Dallas earned UP seeks to expand switching yard HAMMETT StaffWriter Union Pacific Railroad would like to close two crossings in the county according to County Engineer Tom Hornseth A major project would start in the Solms area west of New Braunfels Union Pacific wants to close the crossing on Bunker St off Hwy 482 in the Deer Park subdivision he said and would eventually like to expand their switching yard Hornseth said an alternate access could be constructed using Coyote Lane With a mile and a half of con struction including rightofway the estimated cost would be around Hornscth said closing the railroad crossing on the Old Kraft Lane would affect about 10 residences who when Goodwin Creek floods would be trapped He suggested improving the creek crossing at Goodwin Creek to make it high enough to withstand floods at a esti mated cost of Hornseth said his office will send the estimates and plans to Union Pacific a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Methodist University and Masters in Library Science from the University of Texas at Austin She taught elementary school and was a librarian in public schools in Dallas Houston and Austin from 1968 to 1977 HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Billy Snipes of Billy Snipes and Cadillac Traxx gets down on his guitar during yesterdays RockNRoll segment of the 8th Annual Gruene Music Fest Local favorite Clay Blaker topped the day off with a rousing performance at Gruene Hall Today a long list of performers are scheduled to play at several spots in Gruene including a mariachi band in the streets on J Local group carves a niche in the weekly grind By TECLO J GARCIA Staff Writer Top photo left side Neal Koearney Gladys Koearney Duerward Peterson and right side Walter Ezbert gather each Friday to carve during meetings of the New Braunfels Wood Carvers Far left photo Ken Trezona carves a car during the meeting last Friday Left photo Trezona carves a little boy figure Friday afternoon comes along and most people get ready for the weekend by knocking off a little early or they talk about what they are going to do for the weekend Nothing out of the ordinary there Coworkcrs friends and relatives usually talk about these things as the Friday finish at five approaches But if you like to carve wood like the New Braunfels Wood Carvers do on Friday afternoon at the Senior Center then the weekend might not be the big deal most people play it up to be About 15 men and women diligently carve wood into lively little wonders suqh as snowmen Santa Clauses and even detailed Native Ameri can likenesses During a two hour period the conversation ranged from high school football to Simpson to how being left handed can be detrimental to a career The weekend oddly enough did not come up Its is a social club really more than any said wood carvsr Bob Van Zandt None of us do this full time and no one here is trying to break any The group doesnt listen to any records cither Conversation and the sound of knives shaping and molding wood mix in the air of the little room the group occupies The hands of the carver use knives to create and make things A plain block of wood is trans formed into a figure like a or a slender curvy long rose You have to visualize a said Ken Tre xona 1 cant remember who said this but they said you never make mistakes while you arc woodcarving you just redirect your Most of the carvers use Bass wood for their handy work Its fairly soft and easier to carve than most other woods It docs not splinter easy cither Working with harder wood can strain the mus cles in the hands and make what could a be a short project a long one Another mark of the trade arc the cuts on the carvers hands Each carver has a story behind each scar on their hands There arc a lot of scars around here if you take a look around said George Translation a lot of scars a lot of stories its just good said Arion Mcckcl You have to say Meckcl should know hes been going to Carvl ing meetings since the late seventies He actually helped form the New Braunfels Wood Carvers over a decade ago When 1 first started doing this 1 didnt think 1 had thr patience to do this but that was 15 years he said Having the resolve to learn an artistic skill can take time but finding out how to carve out friendships among fellow man can take just as long This group should do great For news subscription 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