New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, October 9, 1994 : Front Page

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung October 9, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas INSIDE TODAY - Producers Co-Op celebrates 50 years of service to the area, See Pages I COUNTDOWN: 164 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21, 1845 March 21, 1995 ii rte NUraunfrl* 1845 1995 Obituaries.................*....................2A Opinion............................ 4A Letters to the editor......................5A Success Stories!..........................9A Sports Day................ 1B-5B People..........................................6B Education....................................7B Milestones....................................8B Montage...............................1C-12C The Marketplace....................2D-8D Guadalupe River.............106 cfs Comal River....................287 cfs * cfs - cubic feel per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Melissa A. Torres, Ofelia Leos Pina, Robbie Bright, La Verne Welborn, Carnie Hernandez, Joe Angel Morales, Stan Rakowitz, Francie Rakowitz (Monday), Tammy Hand (Monday), Evel Haynes (Monday), Susan Burh (Saturday), Lauren Kirkhani (Saturday), Dayna Miller (Saturday), Beatrice Gonzales, Jim Beath (Monday), Roberta Kuempel (Monday), Albert Forbes (Saturday), Roscoe Greenhow, Curtis Jenkins, Jack. F. Swanson, David N. McConnell (Monday), Mary Barr (Saturday), Violette Blang (Saturday), Bobbie Bright (Saturday), Bob Buis (Saturday), Marjorie Haneiwich (Saturday), Camelia Hernandez (Saturday), Kenneth Johnson (Saturday), Henny Morales (Saturday), Henry Prochazka (Saturday), William Ucinski (Saturday), Joe Daubendeck, Gene Kike, Leonard Kramer, Dorothy Weems, Harry Bishop (Monday), Peggy Ford (Monday), Donald Gregg (Monday), Edward King (Monday), James Mason (Monday), Ruby Miller (Monday), Jody Thames (Monday), Joe V. Natal, Sr. (belated). Cool front moves into area, tamps 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 mid-70s during the day and in the lower 50s last night. Today's 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 ll) mph. Today's record high in Comal County is 93, set in 1931. The record low' is 38, set in 1976. On Saturday, the Seek* Science Club reported a high of 78 degrees and a low' of 61. They als*.) reported 3.3 inches of rain since Friday night. Old Ice House hosts Chili Cook Off today The Old lee 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 CDie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers lo submit items to Stammtisch According lo the Sophienburg Archives arui members of the German community, "Stammtisch" represents a sit ling place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us J The winning numbers Lotto Texas 6-23 28-38 46-48 Est S3 million jackpot LOTTERV This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Rangers rally to win Comal Bowl! Smithson Valley moves to 6-0 ■ See Page 1B NCAA NCAA Texas (15).................17 Rice...........................24 Boston College.......30 Nebraska (2).............32 Oklahoma (16).........10 Texas Tech..............21 Notre Dame(8)........11 Oklahoma State.........3 Hays handles NB Unicorns Baylor.......................44    Auburn (9)................23 Michigan (7). SMU..........................10    Miss. State...............18 Mich. St......... .40 Florida (1).................42 ..20 LSU...........................18 See Page 1B New Braunfels Herald -Zeit SUNDAY ,w 75Cons EL PASO, TX 7990S- 46 Pages in four sections ■ Sunday, Oct. 9, 1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of TAMMY HAND Vol. 142, No 237 Monthly crime stats show emergency calls are rising Gruene Music Fest rocks Rookin’ R Saturday By TECLO J. GARCIA Staff Writer August 1994 crime statistics released by the New Braunfels 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 down by a few hundred calls. Police Chief Dick Headon said w ith school starting earlier 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 Headon said that normally rises mostly because of back to school shopping traffic increases. The department releases the statistical information monthly- I ■ 1 .............................. I I Crime stats ■ Total 911 calls received 1,346 ■ 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 ■ Theft/ Shoplifting 121 ■ Auto Theft 12 ■ Arson 0 Laura Welch Bush will speak at GVTC Monday By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Laura Welch Bush, wife of Republican gubcnatorial candidate George Bush, will visit Comal County Monday a?'p§rt of a reception hosted by the Republican Women of Comal County. The event will take place at IO a.m. in the auditorium of the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative on FM 3159, just offHw'y. 46. Lea Beth Jones, in charge of publicity for the event, said Mrs. Bush would make a short presentation about her husband’s campaign. "Local Republican candidates will be there as well,” she said. “They will be able to talk with anyone who has any concerns” The local candidates will be introduced but arc not scheduled to make any speeches. Mrs. Bush, who lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, earned UP seeks to expand switching yard By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Union Pacific Railroad w'ould like to close two crossings in the county according to County Engineer Tom Homscth. A major project would start in the Solms arca, 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. Homscth said an alternate access could be constructed using Coyote Lane. With a mile and a half of construction, including right-of-way, the estimated cost would be around S285.000 Homscth said closing the railroad crossing on the Old Kraft Lane would affect about IO residences who, when Goodwin Creek floods, w'ould be trapped. He suggested improving the creek crossing at Goodwin Creek, to make it high enough to withstand floods, at a estimated cost of $30,000. Homscth 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. Al. Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Billy Snipes of Billy Snipes and Cadillac Traxx gets down on his guitar during yesterday's Rock-N-Roll 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. .ways on F nciays Local group carves a niche in the weekly grind By TECLO J. GARCIA Staff Writer (Top photo, left side) Neat Koearney, Gladys Koearney, Duerward Peterson and (right side) Walter Elbert gather each Friday to carve during meetings of the New Braunfels WoodCarvtrs. (Far Isft photo) Ken Trezona carves a car during th# masting last Friday. (Lift photo) Trszona carves a little boy figure. Friday afternoon conies 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. Cow orkers, 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 such as snowmen, Santa Clauses and even detailed Native American likenesses. During a tw'o hour period, the conversation ranged from high school football to O.J. Simpson to how being left handed can be detrimental to a carcer. The weekend, oddly enough, did not come up. "It’s is a social club really more than anything," said w'ood calker Bob Van Zandt. "None of us do this full time and no one here is trying to break any records.” The group doesn’t 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 transformed into a figure like a hor*: or a slender, curvy, long rose You have to visualize a little,” said Ken Trc-zona. "I can’t remember who said this, but they said you never make mistakes while you arc woodcarving, you just redirect your efforts ” Most of the carv ers use Bass wood for their handy work It’s fairly soft and easier to carve than most other woods It docs not splinter easy either Working with harder wood can strain the muscles in the hands and make w hat could a be a short project a long one Another mark of the trade are the cuts on the carver’s 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 here,” said George Stevenson. Translation: a lot of scars, a lot of stones. "it’s just gtxxl fellowship,” said Arlon Meckel. "You have to say that .” Meckel should know, he’s been going to Carving meetings since the late seventies. He actually helped form the New' Braunfels Wood Carvers over a decade ago "When I first started doing this I didn’t think I had th'' patience to do this but that was 15 years ago,” 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 T his group should do great. 6-0846)For news, subscription or advertising information, call 625-9144 (Metro 6 ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: October 9, 1994

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