Thursday, October 20, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY See Smithson Valley boys basketball preview See Page 8 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 154 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels 201 410 HeraldZeitu 12 pages in one section Thursday Oct Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of PERRY DEAN Vol 142 No 246 Inside Class of the Crime Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Arianna L Torres Clara Schriewer Wilbur Schultz Rev Darryl Higgins Larry Brandt 40 years Lisa Tristan Selia Cantu Tres Ellis Debrah A Martinez Johnny Simmons Hal D Herbelin Benilde Alvarez Marvin Gilbreath Mary Jane Goldstuck Carl Lavin Erna Marbach Dee Miller Frances Overstreet Irene Ronan Emma Seitner Preston Staats George Sum mers Gladys Thibodaux Josh Owens 9 years Historical tour of Landa Park scheduled Wilkommen Its Wurstfest time once again The City of New Braunfels Parks Recreation Department will be offering a Deutsche German Historical Tour of Landa Three tours will be given on Nov 4 1994 Tours will begin at 9 11 and 2 and will last approximately oneanda half hours Each tour is a hike through Lan da Park covering historical mark ers in the park Also covered is much of the history of New Braunfels and Landa Park includ ing the Landa family and Wurst fest Each tour will begin at the New Gazebo behind the Landa Park office The fee is SI per person Every one is encouraged to participate however children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult Preregistration is recommend ed and will be taken at the parks office MondayFriday at 110 Golf Course Road For information call 210 608 2160 or come by the parks office Wurstfest offers advance tickets Advance tickets sales for Wurstfest 94 are now on sale at the Wurstfest offices in Landa Park Adult admission advance tickets will cost S5 if purchased by 5 Thursday Nov 3 Adult tickets at the gate cost S6 Children 12 years old and under are admitted free Admission to the Wursthallc is free More than 60 entertainment groups will appear at the 34th annual Wurstfest a 10day show case of German food dance her itage and fun Slated this year for Nov 413 Wurstfest is a festi val that attracts an estimated people from around the world to New Braunfels For more information call 625 9167 The winning numbers Lotto Texas 1721 2325 2939 million jackpot TEXRSr iOTTERV This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Local investment group purchases historic downtown building By TECLO J GARCIA Staff Writer An investment group announced on Wednesday it has pur chased one of New oldest buildings Located next to Brauntex Theater at 278 West San Antonio Street the building was bought by The William N Mayo Family Trust The purchase price of the building was not revealed in the announcement Although the Mayo Tfust just bought the building William N Mayo Investments has occupied the building for the past three years The trust plans to renovate the separate roar building of the bank for use as offices a luxury downtown condominium because of our dedication to downtown New Braunfels and the historical significance of the said William Mayo of the investment group Built in 1894 the building was the creation of Joseph Faust and William Clemens to house the First National Bank of New Braun fels The bank moved to Main Plaza in 1931 and since then the building has had several owners and been the site of various busi nesses Word of another downtown development was good news for Main Street Project Director Karen Crandle We are very interested in doing several things but we welcome the excitement it brings when someone buys a building and wants to do something with she said Crandle said the tru st1 s pi ans are creative When you have people living downtown you have more busi ness she said The Mayo investment company will continue to operate an office in its present space within the bank building Earlier this year another local investor announced tentative plans to develop the old Schmitz Hotel into a commercial and res idential venture No final plans have come forth Voters are of voting 6help Secretary of State says ask a trusted friqid help By CRAIG HAMMETt Staff Writer Herald2eltung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Sign of progress Left photo Tom Otterpoul of Comet Signs puts the finishing touches on the new HEB sign erect ed yesterday In front of the new HEB Superstore facility still under construction The new shop ping meca will open Nov 18 according to HEB officials Top photo The sign before it was mounted near the center Fraud within the process of mailin ballots is becoming a problem especially in South and South Central Texas says Comal County Clerk Joy Streater Early voting began yesterday for the election and Streater said she is trying to make people aware of the problem There was a lot of talk at the election school in she said The Secretary of States office said the area of mailin bal lots is the biggest area of voting Mailin voting is restricted to registered voters over 65 years of age and those who arc disabled must request an application from the clerks it in then mail in their ballot after they have received it from the clerks office Problems occur when persons try to help people with their bal lots by mailing it in for them A release from the Secretary of States office said people will pick up ballots at the county clerks office and hand them out to voters then offer to mail them in forthenfi The state recommends voters do not do this or at least ask a trusted friend Its known to have been done all over South Texas I dont think we have that much of it around Another problems occurs often at nursing homes where employees have told residents they must help them with their ballots Its known to have been done all over South said Streater I dont think we have that much of it around She did say that voting fraud ddes occur iii County Intimidating is a felony offense in Texas v The problem is that it is often hard to prove and even hard er to prosecute Mailin votes must be mailed in Requests for an application must be received by Nov 1 at the county clerks office Although the county will not pick up mailin ballots the county does offer curbside voting An employee of the clerks office will come to the curb of a voting place and allow voters to vote from a vehicle Many voters still arc not aware that this service is available Streater said Comal County has more than regis tered voters very good for the percentage of the overall pop ulation She said they expect more than mailin ballots for the election Although voter fraud has mainly centered on mailin ballots Streater said no legislation that she heard has been discussed to remedy the problem Collision caused by deer on FM 2722 By TECLO Staff Writer A collision with a deer shattered the windshield of a Canyon Lake mans van on FM 2722 Wednesday Ed Lang was driving west on FM 2722 when a four point buck jumped in front of his Dodge Caravan near Cedar Creek Ranch Sheriffs Deputy Tom Hubertus responded to the accident just before 3 Lang was not injured in the acci dent He just came across the road and jumped right in front of Lang said I did not see him until it was too late It was like a loud explosion thats all it was But Im used to noise I dri ve a school bus The deer hit the windshield on the drivers side of the van Local authorities warn motorists to use caution when driving in and around New library board president says more space is needed By TECLO J GARCIA Staff Writer HeraldZeitum phc lasby MICHAEL DARNALL To photo Ed Langs van suf fered significant damage Right photo Robert ScheelofTxDOT loads of the deers caucus New Braunfels because of the areas large deer popula tion A collision with a deer could cause major damage to a vehicle and injure driver and passen gers The Dittlinger Memorial Library Advisory Board newly appointed president said acquiring more space for the library is an issue the board will scrutinize Lucille Douma became the boards new president after Kurt Sottman the previous president did not resubmit his name to lead the board Douma on the board for the past year said she was looking forward to the challenging issues facing the library I think its going to be an exciting and good said Douma There is a lot to think What Douma and the board must ponder is the proposal made by May or Paul Fraser and other city officials to buy the Plaza Bank building and con vert it into the new city library While Douma said the board is not taking a public stand on where or how nwch the city should spend on expansion it does see the need to expand She said the libraiy is overcrowded especially in the childrens section swhat Douma call the librarys most vital service to the community We ire concerned with every library service that tries to meet the communitys she said I think anyone Who is familiar with the library would not be against getting a larger The board will meet with the city council in the near future to discuss the proposal It will be the council that will make the final decision on whether to move to a more spacious location barring any bond elections if money needs to be raised for such a move The way we see our role as the advisory board is one assessing the role a new building could said We are doing are very best to provide the city council the best infor mation about the status of the building Although the old Plaza Bank build ing has garnered most of the attention as a possible new site for the municipal book bank the building will vacate in the coming months may also interest as an alternative Vickie Hocker said the B building has only come up in informal conversations but has not been talked about at board meet ings We are trying to list criteria for a building that would meet our Hockcrsaid For news advertising or subscription information eaW 6259144 Metro 6060846