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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 9, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels man remembered as a legend at TCU See Page 6A The Hummel Museum Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Julie Ban Delden and Jennifer Ban Delden 12 years Nan cy Hartfiel Vivian Dietert Shawn Espinoza Rhonda Zercher Barrett Tracy Luna 25 Msgr Eugene OCallaghan Mari lyn Hartmann Chad McCullough Danielle Ybar ra Geneva Keoghan Cristi Hartman Justin Sanchez Scotty Childers 12 Happy 18th anniversary to Melvin and Dorothy Fetters and happy 12th anniver sary to Rod and Rita Reary Service League to decide where its money will go The New Braunfels Service League is accepting letters of application from local chari ties and organizations to receive a donation from the proceeds of the leagues annual fall fundfaiser Letters should tell the orga nizations purpose budget structure and any special needs This information will help the financial committee in its selection Address letters to Cindy Meyer Maxwell Finan cial Committee Braun fels Service League Box 311532 New Braunfels Texas 781311532 Letters may be sent through July 31 Friends of Library meet The Friends of the Library will have their regular monthly book sorting Tuesday July 11 starting at 8 at Moyer Park on Highway 81 East All members are encouraged to go out and help sort for the October book sale Eagles Auxiliary to consider bylaw change The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary will be reading a bylaw change July 11 July 18 and final reading and voting will be Aug 1 Hispanic Chamber hosts monthly mixer The New Braunfels Hispan ic Chamber of Commerce will host its first monthly mixer Thursday July 13 from 5 to 7 at the Adobe Cafe on Highway 81 Canyon Lake event Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce mixer will be June 15 at the Hill Coun try Nursery meets Wednesday The New Braunfels Busi ness and Professional Women will meet Wednesday July 12 at the Holiday Inn Social at Dinner and meeting at 7 Call Brenda Sullivan at 6254545 for information The winning numbers Est million jackpot LOTTEHV Senior League results Senior League AllStars play at District 31 tournament Page 7A What do you think Do you think the Comal County Courthouse needs to have more security measures to protect employees See survey question on page 4A Helping hands Communities in Schools summer interns help out all over town See Page 1B New Braunfels SUNDAY 38 Pages in three sections Sunday July Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of VIVIAN DIETERT Vol 143 No 171 I i Huaco Falls claims tuber from Dallas By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer A trailer on East Zipp Road was quickly engulfed in flames Friday afternoon HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Spectacular blaze claims familys possessions By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The sad thing is about 10 years ago we were building a house We started build ing the frame part of the house and it burned to the Frank Villanueva No one Was injured but it only took minutes for a Friday morning fire to completely consume a Lake Dunlap trailer home and its contents We were in our other trail owner JoAnn Villanueva said All I heard was a pop and it went Frank and JoAnn Villanue va were using the trailer for storage and living in another with their five children they said This was like a storage Villanueva said We were in the process of building a The Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call at about 11 Friday They had begun to control the fire when they ran out of water a witness said By the time the New Braunfels Fire Department arrived just a few minutes later the whole trailer was engulfed in flames Several small explosions from within the trailer happened as it burned the witness said The propane tank outside the trailer also exploded he said Within five minutes it went from one end to the the witness said We had medical supplies for our disabled daughter and win ter clothes stored in Villanueva said Some paints and solvents were also stored in the trailer he said We had a washer and dryer that we had just bought in Vil lanueva said The Villanuevas did not have fire insurance on the trailer or its contents he said A Red Cross representative was on the scene after the first call for help I spoke with the family to find out what their needs were and whether they were being she said The NBFD firefighters brought water to fight the fire We used the first tank to fight the fire while we put up the drop an NBFD official said A drop tank is a portable storage tank the size of a small swim A firefighter battles the blaze ming pool More tank trucks bring additional water and use it to fill the drop tank water is pumped from the drop tank to the fire hoses he said The drop tank is made like an accordion the officer said It takes about five minutes to put The sad thing is about 10 years ago we were building a Villanueva said We started building the frame part of the house and it burned to the he said A Dallas man drowned Saturday when he was unable to free his foot from debris and rocks in the river and was trapped under a raft The Comal County Sheriffs Department received a call at Saturday saying a man was trapped under a raft in the Guadalupe River near Huaco Falls The River Road officers the Sheriffs Department Wet Team the New Braunfels Fire Department Water Rescue Team and New Braunfels Emergency Communication members responded to the call When they arrived witnesses told officers they saw the man attempting to free himself several times However they said he had not been seen for some time before rescuers arrived The body of Walter W Goodman 31 of Dallas was recovered The man was pronounced dead at and the next of kin were notified Goodmans death occurred at a location on the river many outfit ters warn tourists about The Huaco Falls area can be tricky and risky when water is running swiftly The GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity was releasing about 600 cubicfeetper second last week which is 200 cubicfeetpersecond more than was released during the July 4 weekend Many outfitters encourage use extreme caution when the water is at this level Many also increase the age limit for tubing when the water is at this level Goodmans death is the second time in less than a month that an accident on the Guadalupe River has claimed the life of a tourist who was just wanting to enjoy the weekend The last tourist to die was Steve Barnwell 22 from Alvin on June 10 Barnwell attempted to do a flip when he jumped off the Preiss Heights cliffs into the Guadalupe River he landed facefirst according to witnesses He surfaced briefly and then vent back under The accident occurred only a short while before an officer was scheduled to be stationed on the cliff to prevent people from diving off CISD board to reconsider TAAS graduation policy By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Students and parents in the Comal Independent School District will have another opportunity to address the board regarding gradua tion requirements at a board meeting on Monday CISD policy says a student who does not pass the TAAS exit exam cannot participate in graduation exercises At a May 8 meeting board members voted to maintain the policy until it could be con sidered at a later date without such high emotions being involved They went to school for 12 or 13 years and did everything we asked Sometimes theyve done more than weve asked I dont see a problem with letting them hold their board member Der ald LaRue told the board at the meeting At a later meeting the board voted and the motion to change the pol icy died in a tied vote The board will now consider the policy and the various options as part of a regular meeting on Monday at at Bill Brown Ele mentary School Rented truck rolls over on highway snarling traffic By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Traffic on northbound Interstate 35 north of New Braunfels was slowed for hours Saturday morning after a rental truck turned over Mary Centrella of Canyon Lake was northbound on 1H35 when she lost control of the rental truck she was driving and turned it over Centrellu lost control of the Penske rental truck filled with furniture when she looked in the rearview mirror The truck started to veer off and due to it being top heavy and at an unusual angle it rolled over on its side Centrella was wearing a seatbelt at the time and no injuries were sustained The accident occurred at about Saturday and it took several hours to get the furniture loaded into another truck Cen trella was on her way to Massachusetts DPS trooper Roger Garza responded to the call A truck driven by a Canyon Lake woman turned over on Interstate 35 north of New Braunfels Saturday morning Two lanes of traffic were closed for several hours while the contents were transferred to another truck and the wrecked truck was towed away W Should county increase security measures at courthouse See Page 4A
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