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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 22, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDA New Braunfels Canyon make sectional playoffs See Page 10 50 CENTS The Plaza bandstand New Braunfels Herald 410 M016 19 S 0 W E S T M I C R 0 P U B L I S H I N G 2627 E YAHDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Serving Comal County lor more than 143 years Home of MARY QUZZMAN 16 pages In one section Wednesday March Inside Arts Entertainment Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Mary Guzzman Arnold Schroed er Robert Melat Vance Braune Mellnda Aqulrre Patrick Desfosses Maria Leach Maria Zamora Loyd W Plester Jovlta Gonzalez Marian Stone Belinda McCrath John Stok er Javier Sanchez Jim Blngham Good afternoon Todays weather Tonight mostly clear Low in the lower 60s Light and variable wind Thursday mostly sunny High near 90 Southeast wind 510 mph First founders invited to participate in parade The Comal County Geneal ogy Society extends an invita tion to the First Founders descendants to participate in the Sesquicentennial Parade April 22 1995 in New Braunfels The Society is trying to reach the families by mail however we do not have addresses and names of all the descendants If your ancestor arrived by July 31 1845 to what is now New Braunfels we would like for you to be in the parade or have somebody to carry a sign with your family name on it We would prefer that you dress in clothing of that peri od or you may wear casual clothing If you want to ride a horse or ride in a horsepulled wagon or buggy you are wel come to do so Family groups are also welcome Forms can be picked up at the Comal County Genealogy Society at 200 N Seguin New Braunfels 78130 or call 2106291900 for more infor mation These forms must be filled in and returned no later than April 10 Aggie Muster set for April 21 at K of C Hall The 1995 Aggie Muster will be held Friday April 21 at the New Braunfels Knights of Columbus Hall Fellowship will begin at with dinner starting at The guest speaker for Muster will be Mr Donald Powell 56 Director of Busi ness Services for Texas University and coauthor of The Fightin Texas Aggie a comprehensive his tory of the Aggie Band from 1984 to present Aggie Muster is open to all former students and their families parents of students and students and friends of Texas Reservations can be made by calling 6200704 Reserva tion deadline is Tuesday April 18 Cost including dinner is for adults and for children age 11 and under This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Texas Legislative Conference begins Thursday at civic center By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer If a person is interested in state politics he or she would probably want to be in New Braunfels this Thursday and especially Friday as the 29th Annual Texas Legislative Conference begins The Governor of Texas the Lieutenant Governor of Texas a Senator and six state legisla tors all committee chairs will be on hand for the conference which begins Thursday night and runs through noon Friday at the Civic Center Thursday night at 7 Lt Gov Bob Bullock will be honored as Texan of the Year Former Lt Gov William P Hobby will pre sent the award at the icccption On Friday the heart of the conference begins at with remarks from Bennie Bock II a former leg islator and Chair of the TLC Arrangements Committee Mayor Paul Fraser and Dane Harris Presi dent of the Texas Association of Businesses and Chambers of Commerce Local State Rep Edmund Kuempel will dedicate the conference to the memory of John A Traeger fol lowed by an opening address by Bullock and a keynote address by Gov George W Bush which is scheduled for Comal County Judge Carter Gov George Bush Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison Casteel will introduce Gov Bush Following Bushs address a Hot Potatoes session will begin featuring a panel of six key state legislators who will answer ques tions about important or hot top ics from the audience Then at noon Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will address a luncheon focusing on national issues Obviously interest in attending the conference is high We get them from all over the said Tom Purdum President of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce We have about 640 registered for the confer ence Tuesday and about two thirds of them are from outside New The Chamber is sponsoring the event which is cosponsored by Bank of America Texas Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co PacificCare in the South west and Southwestern Bell Tele phone Purdum said the conference was the brainchild of local attorney Tom Burrus and was originally called the South Texas Legislative Seminar The goals were and still are to put another face of New Braunfels out create a special event to draw attention to the city and give local people the opportunity to examine state affairs on a personal level Attendees who must register will have the opportunity to pose written questions to each of the state legislative panel members including State Sens Ken Armbris ter Gonzalo Barrien MAN OF THE HOUR HeraldZeitung file photo Bob Bullock at last years Texas Legislative Conference Bob Bullock understands both small town and big city issues By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A familiar face to many Texans will be honqred Thursday night as Texan of the Year in coordination with the 29th Annual Legislative Conference Lt Gov Bob Bullock who some say holds the most power ful position in our state process of government will be honored as Texan of the Year with a recep tion Thursday night at the Civic Center Former Lt Gov Bill Hobby whom Bullock replaced in 1991 will make the presenta tion Bullock who has attended sev eral of these conferences has had his nameplate somewhere in Capitalarea political offices since being elected to the State House of Representatives in 1957 He has been Assistant Attorney General Secretary of State 197172 and Comptroller of Public Accounts 197590 among other things Bom in the small town of Hills boro he said he still feels a tie to his smalltown roots Bullock who has spent a good deal of time in Austin said he realizes the shift of this state from an rural to an urban one Ive had the best of both he said Growing up in a small town there were no locks on cared about one another That was a way of life Bullock said he doesnt always agree with the urban vs rural analysis that often comes into play in the political world as well as others The people who moved into the urban areas they didnt lose their smalltown he said Ive had the best of both worlds Growing up in a small town there were no locks on doors people cared about one another That was a way of life They maintain a tie network For many of them their hearts are still back in the rural Like New Braunfels Hillsboro sits next to Interstate35 and has seen the growth that this particu lar corridor has provided in our state though not on the scale of New Braunfels Bullock said he realizes the state must adapt to its changing times and continuing growth providing basic services but at the same time not stifling that growth Its hard to reach a he said Sometimes we government go Bullock joins a select list of honorees at the conference a list that includes a former President of the United States George Bush at that time VicePresident and noted leaders on both the state and national level The committee felt the only thing we ever heard about those in public affairs was said Chamber President Tom Purdum of the idea for the award which began in the early 1970s We wanted to do something positive to honor someone who had served honorably in the field of public tos David Sibley R Reps Toby Goodman K Paul Sadler DHcudcr son and Mark Stiles DBcau all key chairs of important legislative committees This ses sion which begins at will be moderated by Harvey Kron berg editor of The Quorum Report a newsletter dealing with the topics of state government Purdum said Lt Gov Bullock and Sen Hutchison have also agreed to answer questions One dead two injured after Tuesday night shooting rage Case remains under investigation By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Two people arc hospitalized and one is dead following a shooting inci dent near Zipp Road last night said Guadalupe County Sheriff Mel vin L Harborth Randy Whitmicr of Route 2 Box 559 Lot 80 was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead His wife Barbara Whitmicr is in the Coronary Intensive Care Unit of Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antqnio Jennifer Blackstock Barbara Whitmicrs daughter is listed in crit ical condition in Brooke Army Med ical Center in San Antonio All three suffered gunshot wounds to the head from a handgun The num ber of gunshots is still undetermined Harborth said Gaudalupc County Sheriffs Dcpt received a 9 1 call at to respond at a mobile home off of Zipp Road Harborth said Officers found the three victims at the Whitmier res idence The 911 call was made by neigh bors when Barbara Whitmiers 6year old child ran to their house The child was uninjured Guadalupe County Sheriffs Depart ment officials said that the case is still under investigation were not sure of who was responsible for the shooting or how it took place However they suspect an attempted cide NBISD board adopts new health textbooks By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District adopted textbooks they will order from the Texas Education Agency Tuesday night an annual process that is usually standard except for one area this year The health textbooks were not issued by the state last year after controversy developed in many places over the subject of sex education namely how it was presented through the textbooks This year the state offered four choices for health books The NBISD chose the book Health A Guide to Wellness by the Glencoe but did not accept ancillary materials that go with it such as workbooks videotapes etc We didnt feel they were appro priate to our abstinencebased pro said Karen Simpson who is director of the Education Center and monitors curriculum for the district book is very safe very The controversy that has developed in many districts doesnt so much involve the fact that deadly diseases such as exist rather how they are approached in classrooms She said the book contains various data on that and other diseases Four to five years ago this was not the case Health classes generally last half a year and are for the most part taken by high school freshmen Schools and communities have struggled on how to deal with issues such as these and others such as teen pregnancy Recent reports show AIDS to be the leading cause of death in men ages 1845 and is expected to be the same for women of those ages by the year 2000 The area schools held a textbook hearing in early February where com panies showed their books to both teachers and parents Simpson and Superintendent Charles Bradberry said it was heavily attended They said they had received very few calls however about the issue A committee met to discuss selec tion of the textbooks most of which were of the standard mathematics accounting and geography variety Blood drive for Aguirre to be held at Tree of Life Fellowship By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels residents can help critically ill Hector Aguirre by partic ipating in a blood drive Wednesday Aguirre is listed in very seriously ill condition at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio He was injured in a freak accident Saturday March 4 when a discus thrown by a student athlete struck his head The blood drive hours have been extended to 17 at the Tree of Life Fellowship on Loop 337 The dri ve can stay open even later if neces sary All blood types are needed Aguirre attended the track meet at Smithson Valley High School to watch his son DeAngelo compete DeAn gelo is a sophomore on the New Braunfels High team Police continue investigation into wreck From staff reports New Braunfels Police are not ready to disclose any new information about the auto accident in which Smithson Valley High School teacher Annette M Hanley was killed 1 have interviewed some witnesses and taken some statements but theyre not ready to be put forth to the public said NBPD Lieutenant John Wommack The wreck occurred at about 5 Friday March 10 on Highway 46 near Clear Springs restaurant A pickup truck driven by former city council member Dan Bremer skid ded across the center line and struck Hanleys car   

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