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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY New Braunfels Jr League AllStars take District 31 championship Page 5 so CENTS The old LCRA building New Braunfels Herald 410 M016 ISA B 0 U E S T MIC R 0 P U B LIS HIN Q 2627 E YANDELL DR TX 79903 Vol 143 No 177 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of DOMINGO AND ROSA VILLALOBOS 6 Pages in one section Tuesday July Inside Sports Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Walter Mueller Happy third anniversary to Craig and Shel lia Van Ryswyk happy 20th anniversary to Scott and Cindy Scott and happy 33rd anniver sary to Domingo and Rosa Vil lalobos River and aquifer information Comal River 290 cubicfeetper second down 14 cfs from yester day Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 06 Guadalupe cfs Musicalcomedy rehearsal Rehearsals for Sisters in Suffrage will take place on Thursday July 20 at at City Hall Conference Room AB The event will take place on Aug 19 at Partici pants will take part in the parade the show and enjoy the picnic and music provided until There are small parts available anyone inter ested call 6082100 NARFE to meet at Seniors Center The National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 666 will meet at the Senior Citizens Center Friday July 21 at There will be a film Missions game to benefit museum The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels invites baseball fans to New Braunfels night at the San Antonio Missions Sun day July 30 at Tick ets are general admission and are available at the muse um or Viyroux Sports Call 620 0939 for information City Council seeks new member for committee At its Aug meeting the city council will be consid ering the appointment of one member to the Community Development Advisory Com mittee This is a partial term ending Dec Appli cations are available in the office of the city secretary and must be delivered to the city secretarys office by noon Wednesday Aug Concerts in the Park series continues Carlene Walker will perform free at the dance slab in Landa Park Thursday at as the summer Concerts in the Park series continues Bring a lawn chair to sit on but no glass containers are allowed Eagles Auxiliary meets The Eagles Auxiliary will meet at Tuesday July 18 Officers meet at 7 Social and anniversary of 43 years All charter members and Past Presidents are to be honored Hepatitis B vaccine Hepatitis B vaccine is now available to all adults at the Comal County Health Depart ment For fee schedule and hours call the Health Depart ment at 6205595 Quick action by bystander aids crash Victim HeraldZeltung photo by DOUG LOVEDAY Betty Halsell a member of the Comal County Habitat For Humanity Family Nurture Committee and the first local HFH homeowner presents the keys to the new Habitat home on Bridge Street to Leesa Ryan A NEW START Family moves into countys second Habitat For Humanity home By DOUG LOVEDAY Staff Writer Except the Lord build the house its builders labor in Psalms The road traveled by Leesa Ryan has not been smooth or without pitfalls It was not long ago this mother of three was sleeping in a tent for shelter She later was living in her car before moving into a onebedroom apartment But yesterday Leesa Ryan and her kids Christopher Jessica and Jamie moved into their own threebedroom home the second home built by the volunteers of Comal County Habitat for Humanity Located on Bridge Street the new home which is not a gift Ryan will be paying monthly payments for 20 years was constructed with the help of hundreds of vol unteers who worked hours Many of those volunteers joined together Sunday at the dedication of the home and Ryan expressed her thanks and appreciation for the effort spent She also remembered the hard road that lead her to that moment I almost count it as a blessing because I appreciate it so much Ryan said Every detail is just what I wanted in my Speaking before the dedication Ryan said she still couldnt believe the home was finished and ready for her family to move in Its still like a dream I think Ill be moved in for a year and Ill still not believe she said I got to pick every thing out from the doorknobs to the trim And my kids are This house is not only a testi mony to you those who labored but is a testimony to what our Heavenly Father can Phil Rogers CCHFH president ecstatic because weve been in a onebedroom apart Cliristian move ment whose mission is eliminating poverty housing from the face of the The program works by help ing poorly sheltered families build and buy simple decent homes for themselves and their community without anyone charging interest or making a profit according to a CCHFH statement This house is not only a testimony to you those who labored but is a testimony to what our Heavenly Father can CCHFH President Phil Rogers said at the dedi cation More than 200 construction volunteers helped build the Ryan home the second constructed by Comal County Habitat for with approximately 85 from TAR GET Those volunteers will be honored with an Appreciation Pot Luck Lunch from 1 to 3 on Saturday Aug 12 at the Family Life Center First Protestant Church 172 W Coll By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A quick thinking bystander may nave kept a bloody car crash yesterday at FM 725 and Union Wine from becom ing a far worse tragedy Charles Criss of McQueeney rushed onto the scene of the accident before peace officers cpuld arrive and gave vital first aid to accident victim Rene Garcia I just pulled my shirt off and used it to put pressure on his eyes and kept his mouth clear so he could Criss said Garcias face was injured when he crashed into the windshield of ths car he was riding in His head was bleeding profusely and glass was imbedded in his face Criss said He kept his cool better than Ive seen some professionals do he kept the man calm while he helped a witness said The accident happened at about yesterday when a red Ford Escort driven by Rebecca Garcia of Mew Braunfels allegedly rearended a Dodge Neon driven by Carolyn Mason of New Braunfels Trooper Glen Garrett of the Department of Public Safety opt of Seguin said Mason was stopped on FM 725 wait ing to rum left onto Union Wine C arrett said He kept his cool better than Ive seen some professionals at accident scene Rene Garcia a passenger in the Escort may not have been wearing a seat belt a witness said DPS Trooper Robbie Roberson was the reporting officer at the scene Responding to the 911 call were officers from DPS the New Braunfels Emer gency Medical Service the Seguin EMS the McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department and New Braun fels Police Department Rene and Rebecca Garcia and Mason were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by New Braunfels EMS Witnesses did stop and Garrett said Mason and Rebecca Garcia were treated and released at McKenna Memorial Hospital At press time Rene Garcia was listed in stable condition at McKenna This guy deserves a wit ness Joan Wissmiller said of Criss New Braunfels man killed in wreck on interstate Miss Schlitterbahn crowned From staff reports A New Braunfels man is dead following an auto acci dent yesterday at about Narciso Morales Espinosa of New Braunfels was dri ving a 1988 Plymouth north in the southbound lane on the Interstate35 Guadalupe River Bridge according to New Braunfels police reports The Plymouth struck a tractor trailer rig driven by Kim Alan Boyer of Mount Vernon Mo The New Braunfels Fire Department rescue unit extract ed Espinosa from his car the police report said He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Ray Martinez New Braunfels native Rhonette Adkinson was named the new Miss Schlitterbahn during the fourth annual Texas Bikini Invitational held at Schlitterbahn Sunday She Is the daughter of local attorney Ron Zipp and his wife Saundra and is a senior at the University of Houston majoring in biology She is pictured with first runnerup Shannon Dragoo of San Antonio and second runnerup Crystal Rich of Austin Adkinson will represent Schlitt jrbahn at the Bikini Invitational national finals in Orlando Florida this ft ill She also received In cash a swim suit wardrobe and four season passes to Schlitterbahn Local ATF bomb investigator reflects on Oklahoma tragedy By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Its not easy for Marshall Littleton to read things like the recent National Rifle Association fundraising letter that describes agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms as jackbooted government and Federal agents wearing Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uni As a special agent with the ATF Littleton knows a different agency This is the ATF I know digging dead firemen out of a burned out build ing holding charity golf tournaments for fallen officers people active in their he said The New Braunfels resident then reached into a file and pulled out a let ter titled The written by a teacher at St Charles Borromeo Catholic School in Oklahoma City Littleton and three other agents had visited the school after the federal building there was blown up by ter rorists in April Marshall Littleton I hope they her students have learned that real men do cry and that it is the small kindnesses we show one another that really matter I hope that they realize that although there is great evil in the world there is greater good Above all I hope that they remember the day Jesus came to our school He wore a dusty blue uniform and heavy boots and on His head was a halo formed by a hard hat with a lamp He talked with us shared a meal with us and washed our feet with His the teacher wrote The ATF has been the target of crit icism from groups like the NRA and constitutional militias for its handling of the raid on the Branch Davidian com pound at Mount Carmel and other raids in which people were killed or injured Littleton understands why the agency is a target but to be blanketed as a jackbooted government thug is frus trating and it he said The ATF from its inception has been tasked with enforcing the most controversial laws this country has Prohibition now gun laws When abor tion clinics are burned or bombed we investigate that which puts us in the middle of controversy again But we dont write the laws we just enforce them It gets a little ridiculous A little old lady told me she has got an old hunt ing rifle that belonged to her daddy and she hoped the ATF would not come take and Marshall Litleton aceless of their andspecu The militias they see a government agency and a lot fear is based on halftruths It is hard for the ATI to take a lot of their rhetoric seriously jecause it is so he said Groups like the NRA and militias try to paint the ATF as a threat to free dom to gain members and donations he said People use scare Uctics to bolster their causes You kill tue devil and nobody goes to he said It gets a little ridiculous A little old lady told me she has got an old hunting rifle that belonged to her dad dy and she hoped the ATF would not come and take Littleton said Littleton 38 lives in New Braun fels with his family He joined the ATF in 1988 after working for the Austin Police Department for 10 years He and his family moved to New Braun fels a short time later He works out of the San Antonio ATF office and is a member of one of four national response teams and an international response team that investigates fires and bombings He is a certified fire investigator and a certified bomb inves tigator He said this year has been a busy one On January 5 he was dispatched to Seattle Washington where a build ing collapse had killed four firefighters In March he was sent to Utah to inves tigate a fire that destroyed an elemen tary school Then where did 1 go Turn to ATF agent Page 2 German visitor leaves Texas in a state of confusion See Page 4   

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