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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 410 HO 16 S 0 W E S T Il 1C R 0 P I B LIS IN 0 2627 E YANDELL DR TX 79903 The Plaza bandstand Inside Letters to the Sports The Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wish es to Darren Sulfridge 21 Samuel T Campos Monica Baler Stephanie Med ina 17 Clayton Ross Noble 7 years on David Caballero Lucille Rledel and happy belated birthdays to Cory Weber Connie Gonzales and Mary Munlz Happy anniversary to Linda and Robert Scheel Good morning Todays weather Cloudy and cooler high 75 low 60 Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers 40 46 Est million jackpot TEXRSr LOTTEHV Settlers descendants sought The Comal County Genealogy Society invites all descen dants of the First Founders to participate in the Sesquicentennial parade You do not have to be a member of the Genealogy Society to do so Go to the Sophienburg Archives at 200 N Seguin St or call 6291900 to get a copy of the entry form as soon as possible Easter singers needed for Sunrise Service A communitywide choir is requested to sing the Hallelujah Chorus1 from the Messiah at the Sesquicentennial Easter Sunrise Service on the Plaza All interested singers please notify Melitta Frueh who will direct at 6256658 Only one rehearsal is scheduled at St Paul Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon April 9 at 4 Seminar slated for Young At Heart1 Thursday March 30 from to in the New Braunfels Civic Center there will be a full day of product demonstrations and presenta tions on retirement options continuum of care eligibility Alzheimers disease restora tive rehabilitation and sexuali ty The seminar is free and open to the public as a ser vice of Eden Home and AM 1420 KGNB Radio There are door prizes and food will be for sale HZ can be contacted electronically The HeraldZeitung can now be contacted electronically by users of online services or the Internet Those who desire to contact the HeraldZeitung can do so by using •HZeitung@AOL.com. address to submit news stories letters or simply to contact a staff member to express an opinion or suggest a story This newspaper is print ed on recycled newsprint Horizons 95 BRIDGES TO TOMORROW The most extensive look you can find at the people and things that make Comal County great The largest issue the HeraldZeitung publishes each year Dedication to volunteer work earns Robert Konkel the Unsung Hero of the Year Award See Horizons 95 inside this issue New Braunfels Herald SUNDAY 82 Pages in seven sections Sunday March 26 1995 Serving Comal County lor more than 143 years Home of DARREN SULFRIDGE Vol 143 No 96 HeraldZeitung names its Citizen of the Year and Jan Kennady HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Jan Kennady accepts her plaque naming her the HeraldZeitung Citizen of the Year at the annual Horizons reception held Friday afternoon at the Civic Center Making the presentation is last years honoree Larry Kunkel The reception is held to honor the Citizen of the Year and the Unsung Heroes selected by the HeraldZeitung Reader Advisory Board and to mark publication of the Herald Zeitungs annual Horizons edition which is inside todays paper By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The HeraldZeitung honored city council member Jan Kennady as Citizen of the Year at its annual Horizons recep tion Friday Also honored were 14 area residents whose names are less likely to show up in newspaper stories with Unsung Hero awards Robert Konkel received the Unsung Hero of the Year Award About 100 people attended the reception at the Civic Center I think these are very very deserving said David Sullens editor and publisher of the HeraldZeitung 1 think they are representative of the high level of volunteerism and community spirit in New Braunfels and Comal I truly believe that New Braunfels is the volunteer capi tal of the Kennady said She named her husband Donald Kennady as another unsung hero for his years of support and encouragement The Citizen of the Year and Unsung Heroes are nominat ed by area residents and selected by the HeraldZeitung Reader Advisory Board We really appreciate the people who nominate those award winners and we appreciate the Reader Advisory Board who made the actual selections of the Sul lens said The HeraldZeitung publishes the Horizons edition each year celebrating New Braunfels This years edition focuses the spotlight on education business Hill Country living and volunteerism Articles on Kennady and each of the 14 Unsung Heroes appear in the Horizons section Man killed in fiery wreck Offduty officer escapes car just before it explodes into flames By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer One man is dead and one narrowly escaped serious injury following two related accidents which occurred near FM 306 and 484 early yesterday mom ing said Corporal Lin Manford of the Department of Public Safety Terrall Cowan of 803 Lonesome Road in Canyon Lake was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Howard Smith The incident happened at Manford said Cowans 1992 Dodge pickup ran off the road to the right swervedleft overcompcnsatcd to the right and slammed into a rock embankment Manford said Cowan was ejected from the truck The truck ended up on its side on the castbound lane of FM 306 facing north About 15 seconds later according to witnesses a 1978 Corvette driven by Curtis Randall Rancy Cowans roommate hit the truck Manford said The vehicles skidded When they came to a stop Raney who was wearing a seat belt got out of the car The Corvette then burst into flames A nearby resident emptied a fire extinguisher trying to stop the fire but the car quickly became engulfed in flames The car was a total loss Manford said taken by Canyon Lake EMS to Brooke Army Medical Cen ter He was released from BAMC yesterday Raney is an officer with the Hollywood Park Police Department WORD board passes on disposable container ban By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The WORD Board took no action on banning disposable containers on the Guadalupc River at yesterday mornings meeting No action as drastic as a con tainer ban would be taken because of the impact it would have on the busi nesses in Comal board member Zero Rivers said It was unanimous that we not take any Friends For Rivers decided not to side either way on the container ban said Cathy Talcott who represented FFR at the meeting I dont think theres a business in Comal County that wanted to see a container Rivers said The correct decision was At least 100 people attended the meeting Problems of trash and row dy behavior on the river can be solved if all interested parties work creatively together Rivers said There are laws on the books to take care of rowdy behavior on the he said Its not fair to penalize the law abiding Other rivers can have a tourist business and a nice Rivers said So can Bush calls for Home Rule education in New Braunfels speech By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Gov George W Bush proposed Home Rule Education Districts as he spoke to state and area legislators at the 29th Annual Texas Legislative Conference at the Civic Center Fri day The best decisions are made closest to the Bush said Mistakes made closer to the people are those most easily fixed by the Bush would pattern home rule schools after home rule charters for cities he said Each local district would write a charter on how to run its own schools Then the citizens would have to approve the charter State requirements would be few Bush said Tests on Math English Science and Social Sciences would be standardized on the state level Bush called nopass noplay rule an athletic issue that districts should decide whether to adopt The rule sus pends failing students for six weeks from sports drama and other extra curricular activities Nopass noplay is a quality of education said Rep Paul Sadler DHenderson in a later panel discus sion It in no way improves the ath ANNUAL TEXAS LEGISLATIVE Texas Governor George W Bush addresses the Texas Legislative Conference In NewlBraunfels Friday letic ability of a child It theoretically will improve the education of a Sadler also questioned the home rule concept Students in low income or low performance districts might get an unfair shake in such a system he said Bush set three other prime goals tort reform juvenile justice and wel Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison addresses the Texas Legislative Conference Page 6A fare reform President Clinton set him self up for failure in his State of the Union address Bush said by naming 36 agenda items Leave the tort reform bill Bush said It would mean fairness in the legal system and jobs for anyone in the state who wants them he said Loving parents punish their chil dren Bush said We love you but we will hold you accountable for irre sponsible he said Bush advocated boot camps deten tion centers tough love academies and hard time where appropriate to take a big bite out of juvenile crime Dependency on government saps the soul and drains the Bush said Job training is a necessary part of a better welfare system he said And the best trainers are those who pro vide the jobs Paying unwed mothers to have more children is a bad idea Bush said A big part of the welfare answer is to get tough on deadbeat dads who walk away from kids they bring into the he said Citizens9 militias9 ties to white supremacy groups causing concerns See Page 4A
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