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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 126 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels 410 MO16 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHIMG DR 188 18 pages in two sections Wednesday Nov MB Hgj A 2627 YANDELL fli HeraldZeituiiii Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of SHAWN LAIN Vol 142 No 265 Inside Sports The Sfnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Jeff Juarez Amy Resales Jesse Guerrero Shawn Lain Severe Gomez Sr 92 Fidencio Luna Happy Anniversary to Kenneth Roy and Janet Sei del Jeff Silvia Martinez NBHS band boosters to meet tonight The last weekend before Thanksgiving the members of the New Braunfels Downtown Asso ciation invite you to come to his toric downtown New Braunfels for shoping with your favorite merchants enjoying the sights touring the museums and attend ing the sixth annaul Weihriachts markt Christmas market at the civic center sponsored by the Sophienburg Museums Archives Remember to register for the Downtown Dollars to be given away each week The first draw ing will lie held on the Plaza dur ing theTreejLighting ceremony wjll be awarded each week to theHucky shoppers A total of JJowntown Dollars will be given away before Christmas First day to register is Friday Nov 18 Business counseling available on Tuesdays The Business counselor from UTSAs School of Business is in the Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce office every Tuesday to offer counseling in topics of interest to anyone in business or considering starting a business Topics cover financing person nel business planning taxes expansion and many others The service is free and confidential Appointments may be made by calling 6252385 Downtown Dollars to be gjyen away again To thank the commu ty for its business during the year the Downtown Association of New Braunfels is giving away Downtown Dollars again this year Last year more than people registered from all over Texas and six other states The public is invited to register at any of the 40 participating busi nesses each week Registration will begin Nov 18 during Down town Discovery Days and contin ues until the last drawing on Dec 20 Four winners will be drawn each week on the Plaza beginning Tuesday Nov 29 during the Tree Lighting ceremony and festivities Winners will receive 50 or 25 Downtown Dollars Stop and register where a gold sign in displayed in the window United Way kudos Congratulations toCHIzans Bank employ ees who donat ed uncjerthelead This Mnlbw WMI represents in average gin of wijb 100 percent employee partic Tnis newspaper is newsprint Annual candlelight vigil set for Thursday By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer While most couples that spend time away from each other usually cant wait to get home to their are many spouses who rather not go home They would rather not go home and get physically beaten mentally abused or both They would rather stay away from alcoholic binges by their spouse that later leads to abuse They would rather just stay away It is situations like these that have prompted many members of the com munity to join together to host an annu Vigil to raise awareness of domestic violence in county al candlight vigil on the Main Plaza The vigil is performed each year in hopes of raising awareness to the prob lems of domestic violence and the spin off effects it carries with it Not hearing about or knowing the intimate details of the Simpson case is virtually impossible Experts say the case has raised domestic vio lence awareness around the country Simpson has been charged with the murder of his exwife Nicole Simp son and a friend of hers Here in New Braunfcls it may have raised peoples awareness but it cer tainly has not stopped spousal abuse if one was measuring by the occupancy rate at the local womens shelter When we opened the shelter I said in my speech that I would hope we would never have to use the new build Robert Konkel president of the board of the womens shelter said They say if you build it they will come and they did It is unfortunate we have been full ever since we opened so it is evidence that domestic violence Konkel said the shelter is running near capacity with close to twenty women staying in the shelter He said they were at the shelter some with children because the can not go home to the abuse and fear The womens shelter will sponsor a candle light vigil in the Main Plaza Thursday night 7 Konkel said the event is planned to raise the aware ness of domestic violence in New Braunfels Konkel said the event has been coordinated with others in the state and the nation to make people DPS seeking information on hitandrun By ROBERT STEWART Special to the HeraldZeitung Michael L Mauer 38 of Spring Branch was transported to McKen na Memorial Hospital by Canyon Lake EMS Monday night with injuries suffered when he was side swiped by a hitandrun driver on Farm to Market Road 2673 between the Village and Village Shores Mauer was driving a 1992 Dodge Colt hatchback toward Sattler His carwent off the road into a ravine but did not roll over Department of Public Safety Troop er Randy King said a white vehicle possibly a Cadillac struck the Dodge toward Startzville Anyone with information on a white Cadillac with leftside side swipe damage in the Canyon Lake area is asked to call the DPS office at 210 6258331 The wreck call was received at by 911 dis patchers notice The community is not accepting Konkel said They see it going on and are not accepting Shirley Dement volunteer organiz er from the shelter said she has seen domestic violence victims come from almost every socioeconomic group in the city Dements said the problem is not limited to the poor or to the rich and she hopes to get that message across with the vigil Thats the point of the whole thing They are not aware of how much it happens here in New Dement said This is our basic WORD changes could pit city against county By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Burgermeister award New Braunfels city council member Chris Bowers honored Barbara Kelly of Freeport yesterday with the prestigious BUrgermelster award given each year by the city The New Braunfels High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC class HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL ROTC group excels in community service arena By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer Most citizens in the community invest in the local area through service and volun teerism One group of young people in New Braunfels however have done more than their share some all in one day The New Braunfels High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC has chosen communi ty service as vehicle to learn citizenship said Lt Colonel Owen Renfro who has ted the prograni for the last 16 years On Saturday Nov 11 some of his cadets ran up the 622 ft Tower of Americas in an effort to rajse money for Cystic Fibrosis The group wop atrophy for most money raised by a smaller group That afternoon the group volunteered at the Jaycees booth at the Wurstfest and that same evening the Marine ROTC had its birthday celebration with a sopial Talk about the few the proud They are the type that if you go into a restaurant people want to know where they are from because they are so polite and well said Renfro It seems like Im bragging but it is a What is also fact is Monday the cadets presented the city with a check for to pay for the citys insurance deductible on the Plaza Fountain The Fountain was destroyed by a suspected drunk driver two weeks ago While many expressed dismay and some residents had even come forward with talk about raising money the Marine cadets backed it up Mayor Paul Fraser said at Mondays city council meeting he was extremely proud of the youths gift to the city The Colonel said the group thought it could set an example to the community by making the donation The cadets were also involved in raising money for the fountain during the drive for its refurbishment Renfro said the contributions and the service to community were all part of grow ing up for tiie young Marines He said cit izenship is stressed in the1 program so as adults the cadets know what its all They never cease to make me proud of said Renfro You see them devel op into The cadets range from 14 years of age to 18 Renfio said there are currently 109 stu dents enrolled in the program A proposed changein Water Oriented Recreation District reg ulations could pit one government entity against another in the future Section of the proposals adopted by the WORD board and accepted by the Comal County Commissioners Court would if passed prevent one governmental entity from charging recre1 ational taxes against a property already levied with a recreational tax by an entity suchasWORD It was intended to prefect of the said Holly Oilman a lawyerfor WORD j1 dont know ifthis Titled the Effect of Incorporation would try to prevent a city from extending certain taxing powers such as New Braunfels whose extraterritorial jurisdiction ETJ includes a couple of bed andbreakfast places already in the WORD district and could expand in the future Most ETJs do not extend their hotelmotel tax but they do said County Judge Carter Casteel The regulation would also effect any area which chose to incor porate and levy a recreational tax already within the WORD dis trict City Manager Mike Shands said the state is sovreign and can pass laws that could give such power to an existing entity Gener ally he said the state was reluctant to give such powers for one entity to tell another what it can or cannot tax The proposal must go through state representatives such as Rep Edmund Kuempel and Sen Jeff Wentworth It must pass through committees before being approved by the State Legislature Casteel had some doubts whether this type of regulation could pass allowing one governmental entity to control the taxing pow ers of another I dont think thats going to she said Crop Walk offers something new for seniors this year Golden Mile route available for seniors and handicapped walkers From staff reports On Nov 20 the annual Crop Walk will be held in New Braun fels This year something new has been added for senior citizens The Golden The route will be available for person 55 years and older as well as for handicapped persons Families with young children are also encouraged to walk the shorter route Local school and church young people will be walking the ular route of 10 kilometers The Crop Walk will begin at 2 at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church at 373 Howaixl St Registration begins at with a short presentation and instructions The public is invited Those who cannot walk may sponsor a walker for any church Material and information is available at Sts Peter Paul Catholic Church Oakwood Baptist Church First United Methodist Qljurch St Paul Lutheran Church New Braunfels Presbyterian Church Peace Lutheran Church First Protestant Church First Baptist Church and the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Funds collected from the walk will be forwarded to Church World Service an international relief development and refuge settlement agency of 32 Protestant and Orthodox churches in the United States Twentyfive percent of the funds will be returned to Comal County for the local food bank for news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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