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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Theyre off and running at Retama Coverage on pages 6A 9Aand 1B WalMart evacuated a latebreaking news story emergency officials were called to WalMart at Walnut Street and Interstate 35 at about Saturday when several employees complained of diffi culty breathing New Braunfels Fire Depart ment Battalion Chief Victor Sier ra said seven employees who had been working in the cash register area at the front of the store were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital He said shoppers were still in the store but none complained of any symptoms A hospital spokes woman said nine people had come in for treatment The store was closed A freon leak in the air conditioning sys tem is the suspected cause More coverage will bo in the Tuesday HeraldZeitung WalMart workers were hospitalized Inside Letters to the 6A Sports Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wish es to David Lagunas VIrglna Ybarra Christopher Jiroudek Happy Llbby Carney Lone M Knowbes Petey Alvarez Glenn Whitaker 15 Katie Bishop 14 Jenny Petrie 13 years and Dolly Havekost tomor Happy belated birthday to Christopher Ryan Blanken beckler and happy anniver sary to Steve and Bianca Sanchez Good morning Todays weather Partly cloudy thunderstorms late high 86 low 63 Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers Est million jackpot TEXflSr LOTTERV Friends of Library can eels book sorting The Friends of the Dittljnger Library book sorting session scheduled for Tuesday April 11 has been canceled Please call 6292359 for details Music Study Club to meet The New Braunfels Music Study Club TFMC NFMC will have its April meeting on Thurs day April 20 at at Seele Parish House In view of Holy Week the meeting will be a week later than usual and will feature Junior Festival winners and the final book study por tion given by Ethel Saur Catholic church plans outdoor Easter service Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church will celebrate the Sesquicentennial year with an outdoor Mass on Easter Sun day at 12 noon on the veranda in front of the church The cele bration of the Eucharist will be led by Archbishop Patrick Flo res and attended by Bishops Popp and Yanta Music will be provided by the New Braunfels Village Brass Band the Chil drens Bell Choir and Alton Rahe as Cantor Parking for this event will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall with shuttle buses providing rides to and from the church Bring folding chairs for seating in front of the church Follow ing the Mass there will be a barbecue dinner at the KC Hall Contact the church office at 6254531 for ticket information Eagles Auxiliary to hold membership party The Eagles Auxiliary will have a membership arty Tuesday April 11 Buffet served at Entertainment to follow All membersare urged to attend Bring a prospective tnember and if they want to participate in contests they are to bring an Easter decorated paper plate and a hat to be worn in the Easter Parade This newspaper is print ed on recycled newsprint New Braunfels Her a IdZe SUNDAY 4 ROI 6 i EL TX 79903 42 Pages in three sections Sunday April Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of KATIE BISHOP Vol 143 No 106 Drinking hours change hurts bars By CRAIG HAMMETT Writer Bars in Comal County are hurting as a result of action by the commissioners court in February that forces them to close earlier A general consensus among bar owners in Comal County outside city limits is that rescindment of latenight sale and consumption of alcohol on their premises has had a significant impact The commissioners court voted to stop sales and consumption of alcohol at 1 Saturdays and midnight the rest of the week The previous hours were 2 every night of the week With the summer tourist season approaching most say it will get worse Right now since its been in effect about a month Ive had about 25 to 27 percent lost said Binky Owners trying variety of strategies to keep customers but most expect a bad summer Reece who runs The Shanty near Canyon Lake Others have had worse Sheree Guinn at the OAces on River Road said she had to let four of her employ ees go after business dropped 80 per cent compared to the same time last year and that bands were making one tenth of what they did Some of my regular customers are saying theyre going lo San Guinn said Owners say as daylight hours increase people like the tourists who come to ride the river or camp do not go out until dark which can be as late as 9 or so Most of the tourists dont get off the river until Reece said Theres no way they want to pay a maybe just one Many of the bars in the county fea tured live music with crowds general ly gathering between 10 and 2 Now many have had to adjust their entertainment schedules Although bars can stay open until on Sat urday drawing crowds for Friday night has been a problem Reece said he has started bringing alternative bands from San Marcos and Austin on Fridays and said Satur days thus far have been Cookie Lucas at the Sundowner near Canyon Lake said Friday nights have really been hurt Like many bars they have had to make adjustments such as trying a karaoke She said most of their customers came from the lake area and that the first noticeable decrease in business came during the spring break when many customers didnt realize the changes had occurred Guinn said the OAces planned to go ahead and offer latenight music during the summer and just pick up the beer at midnight Other places such as Solms City Limits are expanding to include a restaurant The Hanging Tree in the southern part of the county has also expanded its food service and is open ing at Most of the tourists dont get off the river until dark Theres no way they want to pay a for maybe just one Binky Reece Several owners say they will con tinue to challenge the order in court An organization formed to represent many has raised money through various events such as a recent music festival with more planned You know the saying about fighting City said Lucas 1 know what they mean Fraser to talk about recall at Thursday forum Staff Reports HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Sure sign of spring Hundreds of children joined the Easter Bunny in Landa Park Saturday for the annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by New Braunfels Parks Recreation Department New Braunfels Evening Rotary and Wuests Supermarkets At left Morrigan Lano says Yes as she scoops up a piece of candy Above Shay Paramoure hunts for eggs Eggs were distributed all around the gazebo area in the park and some special eggs had certificates in them that can be traded in for Sesquicentennial souvenirs Student Councils Association gives Gitcho a year to remember By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Many times today we hear of the rising tide of teen violence drug abuse vandalism and other problems regard ing teenagers But those involved in such activities are usually in the minor ity of the teenage population Most teenagers do not engage in antisocialbehavior but merely go about their daily lives in what most would say is a normal fashion And then there are others who go beyond the norm Some like Greg Gitcho a senior at Canyon High take part in so many school activities that many may wonder why The list fills more than a page and includes everything from academic clubs and athletics to church organi zations Basically its fiin 1 like it I have to be doing a lot of he said This month Gitcho will give the keynote address at the Texas Associa tion of Student Councils state meet ing Canyon High was president of the organization this past year and as chief representative Gitcho traveled the state speaking to various groups He said he has made more than 20 speeches in an eventpacked year that began with the election last April He writes his own speeches but uses any help given Sometimes I do variations of the same speech sometimes it is totally he said The Student Council association gave Gitcho opportunities for many things including a job as counselor at the Summer National Leadership Camp in Lake Tahoe Nev He had hopped a plane to Tahoe just after returning from a mission trip to the Caribbean island of Barbados with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Being the state president has opened a lot of doors for he said Recently Gitcho returned from a trip to Washington as part of the Hurst Foundations Senate Youth Pro gram Only two students from each state were selected They toured the sites of Washington including the Capitol where Gitcho said the vote on the balanced budget amendment came the day they toured the building a hectic scene You cant talk all you do is lis he said the runners are coming and going They toured the Arlington National Cemetery and Gitcho was chosen to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Sol dier When they visited the White House Gitcho was able to meet the First Lady Hillary Clinton and even pre sented her with a tulip from the lapel of his coat Gitcho plans to end his event ful senior year by graduating in the top ten of his class at Canyon where he has been a member Greg Gitcho presents First Lady Hillary Clinton with a tulip of the National Honor Society and also lettered in football and baseball which he will continue in college Although Gitchos load of events is more than most officials at Canyon High encourage students to participate in different organizations Greg has proven to be extremely organized and said Bet ty Kyle a teacher and advisor to the Student Council school is very supportive It is a lot of prestige both for the school and Gitcho plans to attend Austin Col lege in Sherman on a yearly scholarship to a Leadership Institute there something that will allow him to keep traveling and being involved In fact it was this new program that made him choose Austin College over his appointment to the Military Acad emy at West Point Until college hell continue to be involved with nearly every club or event at school so much so that it seems like he even makes the announcements and answers the phones By the way he Mayor Paul Fraser will have the opportunity to address his constituen cy concerning the recall election that may cost him his city council seat at the League of Women Voters city elec tion forum on Thursday April 13 We will give Mr Fraser five min utes and a representative of the recall petition five minutes to address the said Darlene Hicks president of the Comal Area LWV Their pre sentations will be at the end of the forum and District 4 voters will have an opportunity to talk with them one on one after we The forum will begin with five minute presentations for the District 1 race followed by a question and answer period The candidates are Ambrosio Butch Benitez and Juan Luis Martinez Presentations on the city charter amendments and the proposed cent sales tax increase are scheduled to fol low the District 1 Q A We have scheduled Gloria Sasser a member of the charter amendments committee to briefly describe the city charter amendments which address the creation of six equally populated single member districts with representatives elected by majority the election of the mayor by plurality a change in the city tax assessing function and a change in the qualifications for city council said Hicks Sharon Day the citys financial direc tor will explain the cent sales tax The District 2 candidates will begin their presentations about 8 They are Ray Schoch and Mary Serold After the District A District 4 voters will have an opportunity to hear from Fraser and a representative of the recall petition The forum will be held at the New Braunfels Independent School Dis tricts Education Center at 430 W Mill St beginning at 7 Readers split on Clintons Haiti policy See the Readers Poll results page 4A
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