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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                recycling election COUNTDOWN 46 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March Inside Sports Class of the Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Karen Lawrence Sheila Van Ryswyk J Lynn Davis Brian Hofer Elva Hofer Barton Bright C Sandy Morales Karen Lawrence Valdo Perez Karen Sims Brid gette Kathleen Lanea Meyer Charles Schwarz Kay Daniel Vor pahl Juanita Weaver Minerva Perez Anna Gonza les Mary Meder Happy Anniversary to Mike Gerri We I sen Tim Char lene Pittman Clown Corps to entertain at Childrens Museum Victoria Bank and Trust will sponsor the Free First Tuesday in February at the Childrens Muse um The Clown Corps will be on hand to entertain demonstrate marionettes and make balloon sculptures The Clown Corps will perform at 2 and 4 Feb 7 at no charge Paper drive set by Boy Scouts boosters Parent Boosters of Boy Scouts Troop 387 are holding a paper dri Newspaper old phone books catalogs and magazines may be dropped off Saturday Feb 4 from 9 to 4 in the HEB parking lot For pick up call Tammy at 609 1204 or 6207230 Sesquicentennial Arbor Day event set A Sesquicentennial Arbor Day celebration will be held Feb 14 at 2 in the Landa Park Arboretum near Pavillion 7A Three trees will be planted Members of all Garden Clubs are invited to attend as is the general public Blood drive on tap today at First Protestant First Protestant Church is sponsoring a Community Blood Drive today in the Family Life Center The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will accept donors from until For information call 6097729 Business counseling held Tuesdays at chamber The business counselor from UTSAs School of Business is in the Chamber of Commerce office every Tuesday to offer counsel ing in topics of interest to anyone in business or considering start ing a business Topics cover financing per sonnel business planning taxes expansion and many others The service is free and confi dential Appointments may be made by calling 6252385 The winning numbers Lotto Texas 5 Est million I n T T C D U jackpot U U I I t 1 T This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Class of the Week Lone Star kids get physical Notsophysical education class at Lone Star Primary featured today 1B n K Sports Day 10A ftm Movin on up New Braunfels boys move into second placewith 4440 win over Valley New Braunfels HeraldZeitu 38 Pages in three sections Sunday Jan Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of J LYNN DAVIS AY Vol 143 No 57 Car flips leaves one woman injured Members of Canyon Lake EMS and San AlrLlfe wheel 43yearold Sue Merriam to a heli at approximately Saturday morning on FM 2673 In Startzville Early reports from Texas Department of Public Safety said that Merrlams 1990 Chevy Baretta right photo had rolled over but the cause of the rollover was not determined Merriam was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center where she was listed In stable condition HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Latenight traffic said to be big problem Proposal to cut drinking hours stems from concerns of local law enforcement By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Retailers miss Cowboys presence in the Super Bowl By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Super Bowl Sunday means super big busi ness for many area retailers but some expect today to be a little less busy than the last couple of years when business got an added boost because the Cowboys were in the big game Over the past few years weve been very busy on Super Bowl Sunday especially the last two years with the said Gary Smith owner of Landa Station which recent ly installed a new bigscreen television But this year 1 detect some apathy among my patrons Everybody had their expectations riding pretty high on the Cowboys making it a third time It will be a good Sunday but everybody was a little shellshocked Everybody believed right up until the end that the Cowboys would be in Smith said At Wuests on Landa Street Manager James Beuche said Friday he had already noticed a lot of party items dips beer sand wich fixings and such had been moving He said he does not think the absence of the Cowboys from the Super Bowl will hurt busi ness He said everyone will still watch the game and I think theyll still enjoy it They will make a party out of it pay a little less attention to the game and a little more to the party The stress is gone without the Cow Over at the Watering Hall Saloon on Old McQueeney Road owner Robert H Saulle said the 12footscreen television and 26 other sets in the saloon will all be tuned to the big game He expects a crowd of at least 300 people and was quick to point out that there will be specials on Philly cheescsteak sand wiches burgers and pork chops The last two years we were packed I dont know if our crowd will be down this year I dont think it will he said Lisa Potapa manager at the Subway sand wich shop said she took five or six orders for party trays by Friday 1 dont remember how that compares to last year It seems like it has been less busy than we thought we would be We thought wed have more orders by now than we do she said The biggest losers from the Cowboys ear ly exit from the playoffs are stores that sell items with Cowboy or Super Bowl logos on them like the Rawlings Snorting Goods store at the outlet mall Manager Kim Shepler said sales have already suffered 1 wish the Cow boys were there It would help sales a she said Today we arc selling about a day in NFL stuff When the Cowboys were still in it we were selling 150 to a day in Cow boy stuff We have been ordering a little bit of 49er stuff Charger stuff just doesntgo around here Whoever wins well get some of their stuff but its not like if the Cowboys were Law enforcement officials stress latenight traffic has caused much concern in Comal County So much so that county commissioners will conduct a 1 hearing Thurs day at the county courthouse to discuss a proposal to curtail hours for alcohol sales at bars in the county County Judge Carter Casteel said the hearing was initiated in response to law enforcement concerns Members of agen cies such as the Sheriffs Department and Department of Public Safety said latenight traffic is a major concern especially those wjjp have already been drinking some where else Sheriff Jack Bremer said persons drive to Comal County bars from Hays and Guadalupe Counties and New Braunfels where the time limit is midnight 1 on Saturdays He said they do this in order to have one more hour for drink ing My main concern is the safety of people of this he said Bremer did not say there had been an increase in distur bance calls at the county bars Instead he cited latenight traf fic as the major concern DPS officials have also voiced concern Statistics compiled by DPS break down accidents according to DW1 Fatalities Injuries and other accidents In 1994 142 DWI arrests were recorded on roads outside city limits although these were spread throughout the county Of the 12 fatalities recorded four were alchohol related Still it is hard to draw direct comparisions to latenight dri ving and accidents through the statistics Most accidents on county roads occur at intersections during the morning and evening rush hours and at the construction areas on Interstate 35 In addition traffic accidents in the county have increased each year as the countys population has grown It would be difficult to get official statistics just for that period of said Bremer of the latenight hours Rather Bremer said he relies on the reports gathered by deputies and the general amount of traffic or related calls seen by his office Bar owners in the county say traffic will not decrease but rather shift to the Interstate Some say people will not stay in the county at all but decide to drink or go out in either Austin or San Antonio thereby increasing the danger on 1 35 jSome also say many people get off work late at night and me to have a drink However Bremer claims this a limited number of people Local history comes alive tomorrow By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Area youngsters can step back into New Braunfels history tomorrow night when author and illustrator Janice and Tom Shefelman visit Memorial Ele mentary The event is free and open to chil dren and their parents said Ginni Smith Memorial librarian Mina Jordan the young heroine of three of Janice Shefelmans books immigrated to Texas from Germany in 184S Paradise Called her first book mentions New said Memorial librarian Ginni Smith because the family first came to New The series follows the Jor dan family through homesteading and a perilous journey from the cozy cabin in the Hill Country into Comanche ter ritory The reading level of the Mina books is about third said Smith But the Shefelmans other books cover a range of childrens reading lev els Tom Shefelman Janices illustrator will treat children to examples of his imaginative art He is both an architect and an illustrator his inspiration is fueled by a love of ancient civiliza tions and architecture Through his works he can take children into the exotic realms of other places and cul tures The Shefelmans have led fascinating lives bicycling around Europe trav eling North Africa and the Middle East going around the world via freighter living in a Buddhist temple Through their art of storytelling the Shefelmans will bring youngsters along with them on their voyages Two presentations will be offered to reach as many kids as possible one at and one at Mon day Jan 30 They will be in the Memo rial Elementary library a warm up close and personal atmosphere Books will be available for sale and can bo signed by the authors on request said Smith This event is sponsored by Toad Hall Bookstore in she said Local man sentenced for pot growing operation in county By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A federal jury in San Antonio convicted Paul Wayne Akers of Comal County on two counts dealing with the manufacture of an illegal substance in this case marijuana Officers of the Sheriffs Department Department of Public Safety Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force and Capital Area Narcotics Task Force partic ipated in the arrest July on property miles north of FM 306 near Purgatory Rd Officers confiscated marijuana plants and discovered an elaborate irrigation system said Assistant Distirct Attorney Dib Waldrip The DA took the case to federal court because federal laws include the number of plants rather than simply the weight of dried plants In Dis trict Judge Hippo Garcias court it took the jury less than two hours to con vict Akers of manufacture of marijuana and maintaining a place for the man ufacture of marijuana For advertising or news call 6259144   

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