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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 11, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY NBISD hires two new coaches See Sports Day Page 5 50 CENTS The old LCRA building 8 Pages in one section Tuesday July New Braunfels Herald Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of JERRY SEEGER Vol 143 No 172 Inside Sports Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Jessica Charles 13 Jerry Seeger Bill Hermes Jeramie Hernandez 17 and happy belated birthday to Santos Meding Happy anniver sary to Bodo and Vivian Dietert River and aquifer information Comal River 308 cubicfeetper second same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level up 04 from yester day Guadalupe River not available Hispanic Chamber hosts monthly mixer The New Braunfels Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its first monthly mixer Thursday July 13 from 5 to 7 at the Adobe Cafe on Highway 81 Business and Professional Women meet Wednesday The New Braunfels Business and Professional Women will meet Wednesday July 12 at the Holiday Inn Social at dinner and meeting at 7 Guest speaker will be Mary Moore of Moore Consul tants who will speak on How to Change For infor mation call Brenda Sullivan at 6254545 Circle Arts helps music club New Braunfels Music Club members and other interested parties may pick up tickets for the Circle Arts Theatres July 13 performance of Hello Dol at Johnsons Furniture Store Tickets are Profits from this performance will benefit the clubs Music Scholarship Fund All you can eat barbecue The Canyon Lake Masonic Lodge will hold an all you can eat barbecue July 15 from 11 to 2 at VFW Post 8573 in Saltier Cost is for adults for children under 12 Public invit ed Gruene Market Days this weekend Historic Gruene Market Days will be July 15 and 16 from 10 to 6 on the grounds of the Guadalupe Valley Win ery More than 100 Texas artists offer everything from home made hotsauce to hand carved furniture Musical per formances at Gruene Hall will include Tracy Lynn Rotel and Hot Tomatoes and the Tailga tors Republican Women to host Patriotic Luncheon The New Braunfels Republi can Women will host a Patriotic Luncheon July 17 in the home of Robert and Cristabell West our newest 1220 Fox Glen in Gruene Royal Masset from the Republican Party of Texas will be the guest speaker Guests are invited to wear patriotic colors to this Appre ciate America event Join the fun at noon Two killed in plane crash By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Two men lost their lives Monday when the experimental plane they were flying in experienced mechan ical failure and crashed nose first in northwest Comal County Pilot Richard Meyer 2945 Bunker and Danle Goldson 66 of North Charleston South Caro line took off from Bulverde Airport in Meyers Pulsar XP plane at about said DPS Sgt John Ritter They had been in the air only a short time before the incident it said Ritter Ritter said the plane was an exper imental aircraft with a fiberglass body which the FAA believes was built from a kit He said the two person plane only weighed about 530 pounds and was completely destroyed in the crash Ritter said the FAA told him many people just go for joy flights and are not required to make flight plans He said that is probably what Meyer and Goldson were doing According to witnesses the air crafts engine started and stopped several times before it crashed nose first near Quail Hill Drive in Spring They had been in the air only a short time before the inci dent it DPS Sgt John Ritter Branch Ritter said the wreckage was contained in a small area and was about 150 to 200 yards from the nearest home It didnt come close at all to any structures It happened in an area that had some trees but that was he said Both the pilot and his passenger died instantly Goldsons wife was staying in a motel in San Antonio Ritter said he believes she contacted the Comal County Sheriffs Depart ment after seeing a report of the acci dent on the local newscast We were told when we were going out there that there was one fatality We didnt know about the second one until we got he said Ritter said the FAA is still inves tigating the accident in an attempt to determine its cause and the investi gation could take some time HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a fatal plane crash yesterday in southern Comal County The cure for the summertime blues By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels to hear that eternal midsummer com bored theres nothing to do The New Braunfels Summer Recre ation Program has the solution The program is open to residents of New Braunfels within the city lim said New Braunfels Recreation Superintendent Lisa Morris Many area residents have the misconception that the program is only open to very low income children Although the program is geared toward families with incomes of or less per year 25 percent of those participating can come from any income level she said We will accept above that income Morris said With the grant we need 75 percent to be that line or Parks and tec planners have packed more activities into this summers pro gram than ever before Morris said Each weeks activities center around a theme During Pioneer Week South west Texas State University drama stu dents will present The Bleeding a play about Native Americans Morris said Kids will also see an Institute of Texan Cultures show on pioneers and a gardening demonstration Olympic Week will highlight ath letics with children competing for rifc bons in active events Gymnastics Wheelchair races and wheelchair basketball let participants in the sum mer recreation program see things from the point of view of disabled people Will treat kids to a gymnastics demon stration and Total Fitness will give a presentation on triathlons The New Braunfels Evening Rotary is sponsoring a traveling planetarium exhibit for Science and Nature Week Morris said The park ranger is doing nature programs she said The last weeks theme will be Around the Morris said Chil dren will do crafts and play games relat ing to different countries she said Ren nert World Travel will give a presen tation On foreign countries and cul tures Pace Setters will do a talk on per sonal development and self esteem dur ing the last week also Morris said Between educational programs chil dren will play active games and take field trips to Landa Park to go swim ming she said This year we added a little more of an educational component and we real ly worked on trying to get topics that we thought would spark the interests of the Morris said For more information on the Summer Recreation Program call the Landa Recreation Center at 6082167 Sparks fly as council tables bid to pay mayors legal bills By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Two teenagers die in wreck Smithson Valley High School students worked at Schlitterbahn By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A headon collision west of New Braunfels left two people dead and one in critical condition Sunday evening David Cooke 17 of Bulverde was westbound in a 1992 Geo on Highway 46 about miles outside of New Braunfels at Sunday Cooke failed to negotiate a right curve and crossed into the Eastbound lane Cookes Geo collided with a 1984 Chevrolet motor home dri ven by Aaron Mills of Brazoria Cooke and his passenger Michelle Bryan 16 of Bulverde were pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Diane Campos Denise Rabino 39 address unknown was a passenger in the motor home Rabino was transported to University Hospital where she is in Surgical Intensive Care listed in critical con dition Cooke Bryan and Rabino were all wearing seatbelts The police report did not state whether Mills was wearing one Cooke was entering his senior year at Smithson Valley High School and Bryan was entering her junior year at SVHS Both were residents at St Judes Home which is a residential home near Smithson Valley that provides foster care for individuals placed in their care by the courts said Don Clark Public Infor All of us are extremely saddened by this and their presence will be greatly missed We send out our deepest sympathies to their Terri Adams Schlitterbahn general manager mation Officer for the Comal Independent School District The two were also employed at Schlitterbahn as lifeguards All of us are extremely saddened by this and their presence will be greatly missed We send out our deepest sympathies to their said General Manager Terri Adams Sgt John Ritter with the Texas Department of Public Safe ty said this is the first fatality in the rural area to occur on State Highway 46 Ritter said any time an individual is west of New Braunfels the driver must deal with hills curves and heavy traffic on twolane roads With all this in mind accidents will happen These factors just make it Ritter said A divided city council tabled the decision whether to pay attorney fees for Paul E Fraser defense against Gary Kahligs lawsuit Fraser did not abstain from any voting on the payment of Nola1 s fees I move that it be declined in that it is not a proper expenditure of tax payer Councilwoman Jan Kennady opened Councilwoman Brenda Freeman seconded the motion Suits such as Kahligs threaten the election process Mayor ProTern Chris Bowers said 1 dont think our election process should have to be held hostage to financial he said Fraser won the suit in which Kahlig alleged Fraser had won the 1994 election illegally The suit named city election workers as well as Fras er and alleged that irregularities in the election procedure had resulted in Frasers beating Kahlig for the Dist 4 city council seat City council tried to intervene in the suit and have the city attorney act as the defense lawyer The judge in the case denied the citys right to inter vene Attorney Ed Nolan then approached Fraser and offered to defend him free of charge Nolan said This suit is not about the Nolan said The suit was about the election Attorney Atanacio Cam pos assisted Nolan in the defense The question whether the lawsuit was Frasers personal business or a defense of the citys election process could go both ways Councilman Tim Walker said Opinions ran the gamut Lawsuits like these they discourage ordinary people like me from Councilman Juan Luis Martinez said I think were starting a terrible Kennady said We did not hire we did not monitor 1 didnt even know Mr Campos was working on this until we got the You could have been up front with us and said you would bill us in the Kennady said Nolan read allegations from the original suit The suit named city employees and their actions in the election process several times These are serious Nolan said I think its going to send a message to the voters dont bother to Kennady received a copy last Thursday of a letter Nolan wrote in Octo ber 1994 stating the possibility of eventually billing the city of New Braunfels for Frasers defense she said I think we got she said Legally the crux of the issue will be whether defending Fraser served a public purpose or a private Freeman said My problem with this is that our city attorney has a legal opinion that all of this does not constitute a public she said In simple terms if a public purpose was served city council should be able to pay Nolans fees If a private purpose was served city council should not Unfortunately what may seem right may not be legal Walker said City council doesnt have enough legal proof either way to make a decision he said Whatever scant authority I have in front of me says a person who is trying to retain a seat that is a personal he said Its possible that both private and public interest were served in defend ing Fraser against Kahligs lawsuit Nolan said The city council voted twice to table the issue pending further study Free man first moved to table the motion on paying Nolan and it was defeated with Martinez Freeman and Walker voting to table The second motion to table came from Bowers and it passed with Mar tinez Bowers Fraser Freeman and Walker voting to table City council will wait for more legal proof of what they can do within the law before they vote whether to pay Nolan Supreme Court maintains religion of secularism in America See Cal Thomas Page 4
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