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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 27, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY CENTS New Braunfels The Plaza bandstand HeraldZe i 14 Pages In one section Thursday April Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of PAUL NEILSON I Vol 143 No 119 Inside Class of the Stammtiscn Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Jim Ted Wood Frank III and Eric James V illanueva eight Paul Ncilson and Chrissy Wright Happy anniversary to Oscar and Liz Barboza Suspect killed in ca By SHERYL SMITHRODGERS Special to the HeraldZeitung A highspeed chase Wednesday that led Comal County sheriffs deputies into Blanco County ended in a two vehicle collision that left one man dead and another man injured onehalf mile north of Blanco Killed in the collision was a 22year old mart believed to be from the Dallas Fort Worth area although positive identification was still pending Thurs day morning Authorities said they were chasing the man for driving an allegedly stolen vehicle Department of Public Safety troop er Duanc Zurovcc identified the injured man as James Pack 30 of San Anto nio He was transported by ambulance to a San Antonio hospital with unknown injuries The chase began in Comal County at approximately when a Comal County sheriffs deputy in an unmarked vehicle spotted a 1991 CMC minivan reportedly stolen from a Startzvillc daycare center Joined by a marked unit the two patrol cars began a high speed chase west on RR 3159 that con tinued onto Texas 46 and then north on 281 This guy apparently had a death wish because he would literally swerve toward oncoming said Sumncr Brown executive officer with the Comal County Sheriffs Department Bowcn also said that a Smithson Val ley school bus filled with students nar rowly missed being struck by the speeding van Guadalupc Garcia of San Antonio was headed home from work in John son City when he encountered the northbound minivan on 281 approximately five miles south of Blan co Me almost killed Garcia said I saw him heading for me so 1 went off the road and ran into some tree limbs It was like he was not going to go by himself He was going to take someone with Blanco County law officials cleared Blancos Main Street in advance of the coming chase that reached speeds up to 1 lOmph We wanted to give him free passage through Zurovcc said We clidnlt want an incident to Shortly after his mad dash through town the minivan driver veered into the path of Packs Ford pickup onehalf mile north of Blanco The 22yearold man who was ejected from the van in the collision was pronounced dead at by Justice of the Peace John Wood of Blanco A wallet found on the dead man con tained a substance that fieldtested for heroin and cocaine Zurovcc said An autopsy on the body is being conduct ed by the Travis County medical exam iner he said St Judes Ranch for Children hosts yard sale Saturday St Judes Ranch for Children will host its second annual yard sale this Saturday April 29 from 9 to 5 at the corner of Union and Common streets in New Braunfels Rain date is May 6 Proceeds from the event will help to provide a summer trip for the residents New Braunfels Fire Department Auxiliary meets Monday The New Braunfels Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its regular business and social meeting at Fire Station on Loop 337 at 7 Monday May 1 Multiple Sclerosis group meets today The New Braunfels Multiple Sclerosis group will meet Thurs day April 27 at noon at Ryans Restaurant Garage sale at WalMart The seventh annual Childrens Miracle Network garage sale will held at the New Braunfels WalMart store April 29 from to 4 Free bagof soil with every purchase of or more limit one free or 50 cents a bag while supply lasts Barbecue bake sale and sno cups will be for sale also Twentyfive cent shoes clothing belts and more American Legion hosts barbecue American Legion Post and Unit 35 fundraiser for 1995 will be a barbecue served from 11 to 4 Saturday April 29 Auction at 2 Rep Edmund Kuempel auctioneer Raffle drawing at 4 At the National Guard Armory Order of the Eastern Star to meet The Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 771 will have its regular stated meeting May 1 at at the Masonic Hall W San Antonio St Betty Friend will give the Memorial Services Project carnival The second annual Project carnival will be held at Mountain Valley Elementary School Saturday May 6 from 10 to 6 Big Sesquicentennial week was a huge success By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Sesquicentennial Fever last week produced good results according to organizers of the heavy week of events It was very successful said Com mittee Chair Herb Skoog 1 thought the people seemed to enjoy them Saturday was the big day with a parade that morning Although a cool front blew in later that afternoon atten dance at the Wurstfest grounds for the cookoff and dance was still good Jim Scheele of the Chamber of Commerce said they served about people with barbecue plates dur ing the day The Quilt Committee even raised around for their efforts Other Sesquicentennial items were sold at booths and can still be found at the Chamber office The money raised went toward Sesquicentennial Committee projects such as the large fireworks show Sat urday evening which cost around and the historic plaques including a large one dedicated at the Civic Center following Wednesdays Trail Ride arrival and ceremonies At the Wurstfest grounds many peo ple including German tourists came to hear various bands and enjoy sam ples from the Wurstfest Barbecue CookOff which coincided with the event Everything was great and went real smooth We had fewer entries this year but that was OK because we needed the room for all the said the Wurstfests Suzanne Herbelin The cool front blew in through town in the late afternoon but an estimated people attended the evenings dance at the Wursthalle Proceeds from the dance and cookoff go the Wurstfest Association Skoog said many of the German tourists enjoyed New Braunfels and asked that people come to Germany next year for Braunfels 750th cele bration Skoog said he would be orga nizing a group to go over there next July For those locals who missed the parade Saturday the parade will be shown in its entirety on local cable Ch 10 Thursday beginning with the Sesquicentennial report at 7 and the parade from to The show will also air on Saturday and Sunday same channel at 5 People can order a tape of the parade for by contacting the Chamber office Winners of the three divisions included Division School 1 Carl Schurz Elementary 2 NB1SD City Council PTA 3 Frazier Elementary Organizations 1 VFW and Auxil iary 2 Christina Hanz Family 3 Four NB Garden Club Commercial 1 Texas Commerce Bank 2 Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative 3 Gene Hitzfelder Mov ing Division 11 18951944 School 1 Goodwin and Frazier Elementaries 2 Canyon High Student Council Organization 1 New Braunfels Historical Museums Association 2 New Braunfels Music Study Club 3 First Protestant Church Commercial 1 Hummel Museum 2 Kirkwood Manor 3 Eden Home Division 111 19451995 School 1 Smithson Valley Middle School PTA 2 NBHS Class of 1951 Organization 1 Wiedenfeld Fam ily 2 New Braunfels Girl Scouts 3 Bulverde Volunteer Fire Dept Commercial 1 TX1 Cement 2 New Braunfels General Store 3 Cen tury 21 Real Estate A special judges award for authen ticity went to Doeppenschmidt Funer al Home and participation award went to the Comal County Genealogy Soci Judges were Linda Mayfield Texas Adventure Mary West Trailer Bat tle of Flowers Parade Sue McClane past chairman of the Battle of Flowers Parade and Joe Kamlah Fredericks burg Chamber of Commerce The winning numbers Lotto Texas million jackpot Glad it wasnt a Cadillac Guadalupe Landin was injured yesterday when an Midget rolled over his right leg The car rolled off a tow truck when Landin and another worker were unloading it Police reports state the cars emergency brake was not proper ly set or did not work Landin was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital A representative of Randy Adams the car lot where the accident occurred said Landin was doing fine had no broken bones and was released about two hours after he was taken to the hospital Pictured are emergency workers treating Landin after the accident HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL New tuber exit behind schedule LOTTERY HeraldZeitung photo bj MICHAEL DARNALL Sesquicentennial quilt Susan Derkacz Brands DeStefano Fran Hodges Audrey Cobb anci Hazel Turner work on a quilt that will commemorate New Braunfels Sesquicentennial at the Chamber of Commerce building Tuesday When completed the quilt will become a permanent exhibit at a local museum By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The new Union Street tuber exit on the Comal River should be complete by mid May City Engineer William Dobrowolski said D M Construction Services have been delayed by rain relocation of utilities and problems at the factory The project contract called for the project to be completed April 10 They are now shooting for midMay well after the start of the tubing season but before the Memori al Day weekend The final cost will come in around the mark which was bid by D M Dobrowolski said Its in the same range of he said 1 think were past all the big No trespassing signs will be posted for liability reasons until the project is com Dobrowolski said but the exit will at least be passable for those who miss the Garden Street exit The city is not encour aging use of the exit though The Ole Mill Stream tuber entrance near Landa Park has already seen some business owner Clinton Brandt said Weve had a few people in the water and theyve had no he said The only possible problem Brandt sees is that the tube trip will be shortened by one half hour But then some people prefer that and they want to go he said The larger size of the new exit will make it accessible to more than just tubes We might start seeing larger craft on the Comal now that we have that improved he said It took a pretty athletic effort just to gel a tube up those old A larger variety of craft on the river with the new exit is a possibility Dobrowolski said It will open up that avenue plus the fact that the physically challenged person will be able to use he said The city has already had some inquiries from physical ly challenged individuals Dobrowolski said Having tubers temporarily exit at Garden Street could have pluses and minuses Rivers said The Garden Street exit does not have as large an area for tubers to stand andl wait for shuttles to pick them up he said The people who have Schlitterbahn passes can just walk straight back to Schlit terbahn instead of waiting for a New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Wommack said Added tubers exiting at Garden Street should not pose any traffic problems Wommack said This summer should be good for tubers Rivers said The water is nice and he said and weve had good enough weather for people to scratch that itch to improve their yards he said The new exit is going to be a tremen dous asset to all the outfitters on the river because the tubers are going to have an enjoyable Brandt said
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