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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 1, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Canyon and New Braunfels begin state volleyball playoffs tonight COUNTBOWNi 146 DAYS NewBfaunfels Sesquicentennlal March New Braunfels 10 pages in one section Tuesday Nov 1 9 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of AUNAOTT Vol 142 No 255 Inside Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitungI The New Braurtfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Sharon Staats Alina Ott 10 Barbara Barber Jean Mach David Pearson James Hughes Clamsy Dletert Juan Resales Jamie Jones Daniel Markum Raul Bobadllla Canyon Lake OOP women to meet The Canyon Lake Republican Womens Club will meet Nov 16 at 10 at Canyon Lake Action Center for their regular meeting Officers for the 1995 terms will be elected and Lucille Biegle will bring information on legislative matters Interested people may call Patsy Newton at 9643585 MidTexas Symphony rehearsals scheduled The MidTexas Symphony Chorus rehearsals will start on Thursday Nov 3 at 2 in the Ayers Recital Hall at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin For further information call Dr Fred Frueholz at 6256420 off era advance tickets Advance tickets sales for Wurstfest are now on sale at the Wurstfest offices in Landa Park Adult admission advance tickets will cost if purchased by 5 Thursday Nov 3Adult tickets at the gate cost Children 12 years old and under are admitted free Admission to the Wursthalle 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 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 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 Lancia family and Wurst fest Each tour will begin at the New Gazebo behind the Landa Park office The fee is per person Every one is encouraged to participate however children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult Pieregistration is recommend ed and will be taken at the parks office MondayFriday at 110 Golf Course Road Thisnewspeperls newsprint Drunk driver over Plaza fountain Historic fountain suffers in damages By TECLOJ GARCIA StaffWriter An Austin man driving under the influence of twice the legal alcohol limit crashed his car into the Main Plaza fountain Sunday night shattering the landmark into several pieces and leaving several civic leaders in disbe lief The fountain refurbishing was only a few months old after a very public community donation drive funded it The twentyyearold man traveled north on Seguin St in a 1984 Chevette according to New Braunfels Police reports The car ran over the cement traffic island where Seguin meets Main going straight across the plaza when it hit a disabled access ramp and then went straight into the plaza at a high rate of speed crashing into the fountain Gibert Martinez of 1410 W Northloop in Austin was charged with driving while intoxicated and causing an estimated worth of damage Martinez was not insured nor was the car he was driving which he did not own He was booked into the Comal County Jail The passenger in the car an 18year old Austin man was not wearing a seat belt and Martinez was taken to HaraldZeltung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL The Plaza fountain Is once again missing from downtown New Braunfels top The foun tain sat In ths bedol dumptruck yesterday In several pieces City leaders saddened by fountain incident By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer minor injuries AccOTding to the police report Mar tinez said he had no idea what hap pened Because of damage to the car some fuel spilled onto the ground and that has authorities worried that vegetation could be killed including a decades old pecan tree on the plaza Local civic leaders expressed sad ness and anger over the news the recently refurbished Main Plaza foun tain had been destroyed by an Austin man whose alcohol breath test showed he had over twice the legal limit of alcohol allowed to drive has come a j v You know something good sometimes happens when something as bad as this happens I Just hope this Is one of those Karen Crandle Main Street Director tered into several pieces after the man ran into the fountain with his car The initial thing I felt was said Parks and Recreations Director David Whatley Another first thought was to put it back together I also felt angry because there was no good rea son for that to happen Really it destroyed two to three years of Whatley who was involved in the fundralsing for the fountain said the fountain was in several 5 smaller pieces have broken off He said after the car hit the foun tain the upper portion of the fountain fell into the water basin below where it broke The Parks Department leader also said he contacted the firm who refur bished the fountain and said they could get it ready in about 90 days once the dry comes up with the money to repair it Whatley said all the small pieces were picked We wVretrymgto dofsto make sure we had all the pieces of the puzzle he said Whatley said the fountain was not insured but the city is looking into whether the citys insurance covers such an accident The initial hurdle we are facing is who is going to pay for the he said Iris Schumann who helped the improved fountain become a reality said she was just about the foun tains destruction Its been a center piece for the com she said I think the biggest concern is getting it back up for Sesquicentennial It was a communitywide project that pulled together the community We just hope Karen Crandle Main Street Project director said citizens are already trying to figure out what they can to get the fountain back up You know something good some times happens when something as bad as this Crandle said I just hope this is one of those situ Halloween treats HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Top photo Kara Scmldt left and Candice Parker right enjoy them at last nights Halloween party held at Klrkwood Manor Right photo Mark Indolodos tries his luck at cobbing for apples at Klrkwood Manor last night Streater Scott seeking terms as county clerk By CRAIQ HAMMETT Staff Writer Early voting off to great start with significant increases seen in totals By CRAIG HAMMETT StaffWriter Early voting totals in Comal County show a significant increase with only one week remaining As of Saturday a little more than votes had been cast roughly nine percent of the voters registered in Comal County We have been averaging about 385 to 400 a said County Clerk Joy Streater At that wte were going to have 3 great the past if we got 150 in a day we would have thought we were flying One reason for the higher turnout other than several key races on the ticket is the mobile voting pit being employedby the county this year Last Saturday the unit was stationed at the beat HEB The response was said Streater who said 388 per sons voted that day A lot of people said Why havent you done this before Streater said a goal of early votes has been set Fridays pm early voting ty this week They are Tuesday Garden Ridge Municipal Complex 27 9 Wednesday Canyon Lake Action Center noon 7 Thursday Bulverde Community Center 27 The courthouse will also be open for early voters during these days and Friday the last day for early voting from 8 jp pft W Room 3jp6 OB Annex Election Pay is Tuesday Nov 8 Two women will compete for the office of County Clerk in the Nov 8 election the only local race featuring two women candidates Joy Streater the Republican incum bent faces a challenge from Democrat Cheryl Scott The county clerk offices chief duties include maintaining all legal records for the county such as deeds and licenses The county clerk also supports the Commissioners Court and County Court at Law as official recorder and monitors elections Streater has served two years and is running for a full term She has a background in real estate Scott has a background in the banking business and currently works for a construction company in San Antonio My strength is my business back said Streater You have to have a knowledge of documents and preservation of also help the Commissioners Court keep that run ning smopthly You have to keep apprised of the changes in I have gone through two bank said Scott who said this experience has prepared her in dealing with documents have to know what you can save and not Scott has claimed that Streaters real estate interests interfere with her job as county clerk Why does she consider herself a fulltime county clerk when shes involved with real estate sale Scott who claims Streater is still a consultant Streater said she sold her real estate Joy Streater business a year ago This county clerk is very much a fulltime sajd Streater Im on call 24 hours a thing she has mentioned is the trips We are required to have continuing edu Both candi Idates have expressed desires to increase voter turnout Early voting totals have increased three fold this year in part due to mobile voting polls that have been set up on certain days at places in the Streater has also tried to increase voter awareness of election fraud one of the states main concerns regard ing elections Were doing what we can to increase voter said Streater Scott said as an election judge she didnt feel workers were getting quate training when it came to election fraud I didnt feel she Streater wasgiv ing us the training that was said Scott Early voting comes to an end on Nov 4 The general election is sched uled for Nov 8 Cheryl Scon Plan to visit in Landa Park
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