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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 7, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDA Golf committee seeking ideas for management at Landa Park 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 14 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennlal March New Braunfels 41U IlOl 6 i V 10 pages in one section Tuesday March 7 i HeraUZeiuiiig Serving Comal County lor more than 143 years of ARTHUR WAGES Vol Inside Sports The Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Arthur Wages Erica Renee Leal 4 Anita Leal Rlos Esther Herrera Janet Hum mel Nancy Dietz Nancy Guerrero Tammy Barber Happy Anniversary to Jeff Marty Llndley 25 Good afternoon Todays weather Freeze warning in effect tonight Tonight clear and cold with a freeze Low in the low 30s North wind near 15 mph Wednesday sunny and cool High in the low 60s North wind near 10 mph Founders Day Prayer Breakfast tickets on sale As part of the 1995 New Braun fels Sesquicentennial Celebra tion the Founders Day Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7 at the New Braunfels Civic Center on March 21 The event is sponsored by the New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce and planned by the Founders Day Religious Activities Committee The citywide ecumenical event will commemorate the founding of New Braunfels on March 21 1845 Internationally known author pastor Dr Bruce Larson will be the keynote speaker Tickets are per person and are on sale at the Chamber Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church St Paul Lutheran Church First Protestant Church and New Braunfels Presbyterian Church For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 625 2385 Parenting With Intimacy set for March 11 at FPC New Braunfels area churches in cooperation with the Center for Marriage Family Intimacy in Austin will present Parenting With at First Protestant Church located at 172 W Coll Street in New Braunfels The semi nar is set for Saturday March 11 The seminar will be led by Dr Paul Warren and Terri Ferguson of the Center for Marriage Fam ily Intimacy Subjects to be explored include making good families better preparation for parenting challenges and providing hope and healing to hurting relation ships Registration is per person and can be done at the FPC office or at any local church office Call 18008818008 for more information Aquatic program begins at McKenna The Arthritis Foundation in conjunction with McKenna Memorial Hospital will present an aquatic program with a recre ational program done in a heated pool The program will begin today For more information call McKenna Memorial Hospital Rehab at 154 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Bust nets halfounce of cocaine HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Adam Soto left on the ground of San Antonio and Rene Trevlno right wait on the ground in front of their car while officers from the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force conduct a search of their vehi cle Task force officers found what they believe to be a half ounce of cocaine in the glove compartment of the vehicle Officers made the bust after a routine traffic stop at a Shell gas station on Union St at approximately yes terday Right Officers count money found in one of the suspects wallet NB man listed as critical after discus accident Discus strikes local man in the head after errant throw at S V track meet By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Sen Wentworth sponsors bill to ban weightlifting equipment from state county prisons From staff reports State Senator Jeff Went worth RSan Antonio filed legislation on Monday which would deny state and county inmates access to weightlifting equipment and acces sories while they are confined in state and county correctional facilities Constituents who responded to my district survey last year overwhelm ingly let me know that they do not want their tax dollars used for body building by convicted Went worth said At the same time I believe inmates should have the opportunity to exer cise Otherwise prisons and jails could face a restless and disruptive prison Wentworths bill would require the General Services Commission to dis pose of weightlifting equipment and accessories as surplus property The proceeds from the disposal of this equipment will be dedicated to paying for other forms of recreational facilities and equipment such as basketball courts and basketballs Wentworths bill would apply to all state correctional facilities including private facilities and countyoperated jails SMITHSON VALLEY A 38 yearold New Braunfels man remains in critical condition at Brook Army Medical Center after being struck by a discus during a track meet Saturday at Smithson Valley High School Hector Aguirre was observing field events at the Ranger Relays when a discus thrown by a high school track athlete flew out of the boundaries and struck Aguirre in the head Don Clark public information officer for Comal Independent School District said Its a tragic accident that was not anyones Clark said It hap pened under normal competition cir cumstances The spectator was not where he should not have been Its just an unfortunate Aguirre was sitting about 100 feet from where the discus left the throwing circle Several trainers and coaches rushed to his aid after the accident Bul Branch Emergency Med ical Service was called to the scene at Aguirre was taken to the intersection of FM 1863 and 281 where he was transferred to AirLife helicopter and flown to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio Aguirre had attended the track meet to watch his son DeAngelo a sopho more on the New Braunfels team compete in the discus event The two were near each other when the accident occurred according to witnesses New Braunfels Athletic Director Lew Simmonds who along with oth er coaches visited Aguirre and his fam ily at the hospital on Saturday said Aguirre was expected to undergo a CAT scan today A freak accident is the only way to describe Simmonds said All we can ask at this point is for the com munity to keep him and his family in their School districts reaching out to students who saw accident By MARK LYON Managing Editor Officials with Comal and New Braunfels ISD say they are ready to help students who witnessed Saturdays freak accident at the Smithson Valley High School dis cuss ring Coaching staffs at Canyon New Braunfels and Smithson Valley have been talking with student athletes who either were nearby or actually saw the accident hap pen Also counselors at each of the high schools are available to talk with students about the mishap however none have come forward yet according to district officials Were very cognizant of what theyre going said Don Clark of Comal ISD Theres a border there where we dont want to force this on kids but we want them to know that it is available Coaches have been talking with the students a lot since it hap Likewise at New Braunfels High and Smithson Valley High according to SVHS principal Joe Rogers and NBISD public infor mation officer Leslie Kriewaldt SVHS coach Larry Hill and NBHS coach Lew Simmonds have been discussing the accident with several athletes Our students have just been asking how hes Hector Aguirre doing Theyre Rogers said County pounded by thunderstorms high winds By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer High winds and thunderstorms pounded Comal County early Tues day morning almost a year to from a storm that cost millions of dol lars in damage last March Downed power lines trees signs and roof damage seemed to be the thrust of the damage as early reports surfaced Tuesday We had reports of a lot of damage to trees storage buildings some said Chief Deputy El wood Hohertz of the Sheriffs Office That wind must have gotten pretty dern Powerful enough were the winds that the National Weather Service office in New Braunfels clocked the wind at 62 before the wind gauge blew down Steady wind was reported at 30 The rain gauge also took a fall but the San Antonio Airport recorded 22 of an inch with reports of up to threequarters of an inch in other areas It was basically a combination of cold air from the north and warm air from the south and enough moisture and instability in the atmosphere to trigger a said Tom Dever a meteorologist at the NWS were lucky there wasnt more daytime heat ing Golfball sized hail was reported in HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A tree was blown over at a residence on W Zipp Rd during the storm Comfort with other hail reports coming lightning played havoc with power from Kelly Air Force Base and Gon HeraldZeitung photo by MARK LYON The Hair Station located at 485 Landa suffered approximately In zales The weather service said no hail had turned up on radar or been report ed in Comal County The New Braunfels Fire Department received no calls of injuries from the winds although damage was wide spread and calls were constant There was one call after said Fire Investigator Robert Reed It was mostly live wires blown down things like Power lines took a beating New Braunfels Utilities crews worked throughout the night as winds and equipment especially fuses and cir cuits NBU General Manager Paula DiFonzo said there was extensive damage mainly a number of outages at various locations throughout the city She said NBU crews responded to dif ferent areas based on priority such as the hospital It outages was very widespread I wouldnt say any area was hit harder than said NBUs Roger Big gurs wind causes larger outages and takes longer to replace The light ning usually blows a fuse those are damage to its roof during the storm easier to Biggurs said NBU should have a pretty good handle on repairs by noon today Sheriffs deputies reported many trees on their side and limbs scattered throughout the area Also numerous bams and sheds are at least partially roofless as of today Jerry Zercher maintenance super visor for the Texas Department of Transportation Office in New Braun fels said more than 50 damaged signs would probably be counted before the day was through Zercher said the signs anywhere from the large green ones mostly shown along Interstate 35 to small road signs were damaged The signs are built to give in case a vehicle strikes the sign even standing on one support if needed He compared the storm to last years storm when high winds and hail caused much damage in the county It was just about the same he said still trying to get a count and will be until City Editor Roger Croteau con tributed to this For subscription advertising or news information call 6259144
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