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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDA New Braunfels soccer coach preps plan to defend crown See P 7 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 56 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels HeraldZeitu 10 pages in one section Thursday Jan Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of BRANDON SCHULLE I Vol 143 No 48 Inside iass of the iports he Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald ciliing extends the following irthday wishes to David Selena rlernandez Brandon Schulle Delated Edward Espinoza Lisa Marie Guer rero Jesse Lopez Ida Biesen Happy Anniversary to Mel chor Clara Gomez 33 Project Graduation pep rally set A Project Graduation pep rally will be held Saturday morning at at Lubys Cafeteria Judge Carter Casteel will serve as emcee for the fundrais ing event and will be joined by both school district superinten dents as well as principals of all three high schools All area students as well as the general public are invited to attend Quilt guild to meet Saturday The New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild meets the 3rd Saturday of every month at at the Nesv Braunfels Christian Church Fellowship Hall on Loop 337 Membership is open to everyone The Wednesday Quilting Bee meets every Wednesday after noon from to 4 Visi tors are welcome Book Review Club to meet Tuesday The Book Review Club will meet at the Senior Citizens Cen ter 655 Landa Street Tuesday Jan 24 1995 from Coffee will be sewed at Howard Schulz will review Those Who Love by Irving Stone Plan to bring a friend with you Guests will be asjced for a donation of Newcomers sponsor International Night The New Braunfels Newcom ers Club will host an Internation al Night at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center begin ning at on Jan 19 Guests are asked to bring a covered dish from the favorite countries Saturday jackpot set at million No tickets correctly matched all six numbers drawn Wednes day night for the twiceweekly Lotto Texas game state lottery officials said The jackpot was worth million Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Saturday nights game will be SlO million The winning numbers Lotto Texas million jackpot TEXHSr LOTTERY This news paper is printed on recycled newsprint It could never happen to us9 Victims rights addressed at TDCJ workshop By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer It could never happen to Thats what Charles and Louise Balonis thought before their daughter Kathie was brutally murdered four years ago Especially not here in a small town such as New Braunfels But it can and it does Lorraine Cotes sister was murdered in the area as well about three years ago These people are victims of crime in these cases violent crime They are everyday folks average people who never thought criminals or crime would strike their lives in some fashion They spoke to an audience of Community Ser vice officers formerly known as parole officers who gathered at the Civic Center Wednesday for a workshop given by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice TDCJ Victim Services Office and Community Justice Assistance Division We as a society tend to said Louise Balonis We as a family will never These people are not just victims theyre sur said Raven Kazcn Director of the TDCJ Victim Services Theyve taken whats happened to them and try to help make the Criminal Justice System Kazen said the victims rights movement began only about 12 years ago The Texas Crime Vic tims Bill of Rights guarantees certain rights for victims including finding out information about criminals That is where the state comes in The TDCJ service helps victims keep informed after the criminal is sent to prison They help victims wade through the system of parole review fur lough issues explanation of laws and inmate release Their number in Austin is 1800848 4284 Local departments are becoming more involved Comal County recently hired a full time Victim Assistance Coordinator Maria Coro na who works both through the District Attorney and County Community Supervision and Cor rections Department CSCD commonly known as the parole department Jack Williamson who heads the county CSCD said the DAs office deals mainly with those criminals in the penitentiary while the CSCD offices handles those on parole The vic tims assistance coordinator will help victims with both departments Williamson said victims in the past had little help or involvement after an arrest was made until the day in court Now the new coordinator will answer ques tions about the process She can help with input about restitution as he said Most of the crimes are not the violent ones but the property Victims can receive restitution in some cases and the coordinator can help victims gain infor mation and keep track of the probationary status of the criminal City council to set recall hearing date Mayor issues formal hearing request HEB celebrates 90 years HeraldZeitung photo by SUSAN ENGLAND HEB store manager Ray Parker addresses a crowd of people attending yesterdays 90th anniversary celebra tion at HEB The grocer chain celebrated the day simultaneously with each of the 226 other stores with a cake cutting During the ceremony Mayor Paul Fraser to Parkers left read a proclamation which recognized HEBs contributions to the community Lillian Latham a 30year employee of the New Braunfels HEB said I didnt go wrong starting with HEB because of the all the great benefits they gave us when we The brief ceremony was attended by approximately 50 people The anniversary cake was served to customers throughout the day By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Monday night the New Braunfels City Council will schedule a hearing regarding the recall of city council member Puul E Fraser Jr A resolution to schedule the hearing is on the regular agenda for Monday nights regular meeting said city sec retary Veronica Sarkozi The mayor formally requested the hearing yesterday afternoon Under the New Braunfels charter the mayor had until early this morning five days after council received the petition to request a hearing The resolution to schedule the hear ing is on the agenda for city councils regular Monday said Sarkozi Under the charter of the City of New Braunfels once a petition to recall has Paul Fraser been received and the signatures verified the sub ject of the petition has five days in which to request a hearing on the The city then has not less than five days and not more than 15 days to schedule the hearing The resolution on Mondays council agenda is to schedule the hearing No discussion or statements regarding the petitions will be heard at that time These will be reserved for the hear ing itself The council received a petition for the recall of Fraser at a special meeting held Saturday morning Number of crimes dropped slightly in 94 By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels has good news and bad news when it comes to crime in 1994 New Braunfels Police calls were up percemin 1994 but major crimes decreased by percent New Braunfels Police Sergeant John McEachern attributes the general rise in crime to the tourist season in New Braunfels Ovbiously were tourist related In a good water year there are more people coming through New Braunfels and crime will he said The past year had fewer traffic acci dents resulting in fatalities seven in 1993 and five in 1994 Driving while intoxicated arrests were down signifi cantly in 1994 percent Total traffic accidents however increased by a whopping 31 percent Police inves tigated more traffic accidents last year for a fairly simple reason McEach ern said Prior to 1994 police had not investigated accidents where no injuries occurred Last year they did investigate accidents involving only property damage Thus the jump in number of accidents investigated Burglaries increased percent in 1994 Burglaries occur in cycles like the cycles in he said A group of professional bur glars develop who inflict a lot of dam I The numbers Total Calls for Police Fire EMS Total 911 Calls Total Reports Includes Accident Total Total Arrests Includes DWI J Traffic Accidents Investigated by FatalsATotal Traffic Accidents Investigated by MAJOR Sexual Total BurglaryNon BurglaryMotor BurglaryAll Auto Crime Stoppers seeking help with burglary at NBU location New County Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in locating person or persons respon sible for a burglary of the New Braun fels Utility property located on Klinge mann Street Between the hours of Jan 6 1995 and 7 Jan 9 1995 unknown unlawfully entered the New Braunfels Utility property located on Klingemunn After entry was gained onto the property unlawfully entered a storage building and took several items off of New Braunfels Utility Vehicles The items taken include a large amount of copper wire some chain saws personal tools and a portable generator Police have no suspects at this time Crime Stopper will pay a quick The crime CRIME STOPPERS Offense Location NBU KLINGEMANN Date Jan 6 1995 Jan 9 1995 Time 7 for information leading to the arrest of these and up to for information that leads to grand jury indictment Anyone with information about this crime call crime stoppers at 620TIPS or 18006408422 All calls are confidential and you will not be asked to give your name Crime Stoppers pays UP TO on information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of any felony crime age Then we put that batch away and the rate goes down It takes a couple of years for the ones behind bars to get out and the younger ones to become said McEachern The violent crimes of sexual assault and robbery both decreased Sexual assaults decreased by percent and robbery decreased by percent Brady Bill firearm transactions were a new feature of 1994 police work sta tistics Police processed 305 firearm applications and rejected 25 An emphatic No was McEach cms answer to whether he feels the Brady Bill is effective in deterring vio lent crime Its useless legislation on top of other useless he said Those who commit crimes with firearms are not buying their guns through legal channels anyway said McEachern There arc millions of stolen guns out he said McEachern believes a more effec tive violent crime deterrent would be enforcement of the laws already enact ed We keep enacting legislation and ignoring the legislation already on the he said County approved 62 flood plain permits for month of December From staff reports Comal County Hood plain develop ment permits totaled 62 for Decem ber The permits are required ot mobile homes wood frame staiciurcs and oth er building projects and give an indi cation of the amount of building in the county The 62 structures had a total esti mated value of Wood frame structures many of them hous es accounted for 46 permits worth an estimated million Twentyfour of the 46 permits had values more than Moblie homes accounted for 10 per mits worth while Other structures totaled six worth an esti mated The Marketplace Classifieds Onestop shopping five days a week
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