Sunday, July 30, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 30, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas New Braiiniels AllStars to battle for state title at Waco tournament See Page 6A The Courthouse Annex Sports 8A Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Julie Erben 40 Pat Dou glas Irene Torres Stephanie Rene Resales Cindy Higginbotham Jef frey Robertson Happy 45th anniversary to Sally and Frank Heynis NBU plans power interuption in some areas Monday Electric customers of New Braunfels Utilities at the fol lowing locations will experi ence a brief electrical outage Monday July 31 between 9 and The outage is needed to balance loads and maintain service to these areas due to heavy summer loading The areas where power will be out are IH35 north of York Creek York Creek The town of Hunter Winding Way off of Hunter Road Hwy 758 between Dauer and Huber roads Schwarzlose Lane Barbarosa off of Hwy Airport Road County Road 138 this will not effect the Please make sure to have all computers turned off prior to 9 If you have any questions call 6258178 after 7 Monday Park Ranger to speak to Newcomers Club Todd McClanahan Lieu tenant Park Ranger with the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will be the program speaker at the New Braunfels Newcom ers Club Tuesday Aug 1 at 10 at the Comal County Senior Center The program will be preceded by a coffee and soqial period begining at Visitors and new comers to Comal County interested in joining the club are welcome Sports booster club to hold breakfast The New Braunfels High School All Sports Booster Club will have its membership kickoff breakfast drive at New Braunfels High School cafete ria Aug 4 at 7 Breakfast tacos and coffee will be served For information call Jeff Mund at 6204839 or Danny Zoeller at 6252349 Family Outreach event Family Outreach volunteer appreciation dinner and installation of officers will be held Gruene Mansion Inn Restaurant Thursday Aug 3 at 7 RSVP by Aug 1 to 6201299 LOTTERV Family ordeal Hector Aguirre takes giant steps on his long road back See Page B1 The survey says Did Susan Smith deserve to die for her crime Tell us what you think See survey question on page 4A Football is back Cowboys take on Bills in exhibi tion game See Page 6A New Braunfels 410 MO 16 184 B 0 Il IC R 0 P U 1S HIH G 2627 E YAMDELL DR A EL PASO TX 79903 HeraldZeitung IA Panoc in fmir cortinnn Si inrtav lulu 3D 1995 Sfsrvinn Comal Countv for more than 143 vears Home of JULIE ERBEN SUNDAY 44 Pages in four sections Sunday July Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of JULIE ERBEN Vol 143 No 186 New rehab center planned for city By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Health care in New Braunfels is taking a giant leap forward McKen na Memorial Hospital and Warm Rehabilitation Net work are cooperating to open a rehab center in New Braunfels We will open the doors some time in the early said Tim Brierty of McKenna Memorial Hospital The facility will provide such reha bilitation services as physical therapy water therapy occupational medicine wellness programs health and fitness programs speech therapy and sports medicine Brierty said The new rehab center will be non profit Brierty said as are McKenna Warm Springs and the Baptist sys tem All of the push now is to drive down health care said Rick Marek chief operating officer of Warm Springs Rehabilitation Foun dation In an effort to try to maintain and improve quality we develop oper ations like The new joint venture will have local doctors as medical directors Brierty said We are utilizing local people local service its for the local Marek said The medical system will focus more and more on wellness in the future Brierty said since prevention is less expensive than cure We believe the future will see greater attention direct ed toward annual physical exams health assessments healthrelated counseling and education and well ness If each hospital develops its own separate outpatient services the costs would be too high Brierty said Joint ventures such as the new rehab center will provide high quality care without duplication of services keeping costs in line Consolidating and centralizing cer tain administrative support and even clinical functions makes for a more efficient and costeffective he said Ij The local emphasis of the new rehab coop extends to ownership and con trol McKenna will own 51 percent of the new rehab center and Warm Rehabilitation Net work will own 49 percent Marek said Our ultimate goal is that the patient can stay in New Brierty said County receives flu shot funds given scanner to ID lost dogs By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Dog days With temperatures hovering around 100 degrees everyone is looking for a way to keep cool Here Travis and Curtis Allen play in their pool in the 200 block of Faust Street while Cameron and Sabrina Faust play in the background The generosity of one local organi zation will help many senior citizens survive the flu season again this winter The Comal County Commissioners Court accepted a donation from the Downtown Rotary Club of New Braunfels Thursday The SI 250 was donated to the Comal County Health Department to provide Influenza Vac cine for senior citizens We use every penny of that for vaccines for seniors in the county Its a generous offer and a big said County Health Nurse Shel McWilliams County Commissioner Danny Scheel who is also a board member of the Noon Rotary Club said the dona tion has been made for about the last four years The funds come from var ious fundraisers throughout the year including the annual wild game dinner Wurstfest and the golf tournament Proceeds from these events are used to make donations to several different causes in the community such as the Hummel and Childrens museums Scheel said someone just suggested donating money to the county health program and everyone liked it The Rotary is proud to just try and help the Scheel said This is just another way to give back to the McWilliams said the vaccines will be offered on the last Friday of October and the first Friday of November a donation i of Home Again Companion Animal Retrieval System from Schering Plough Animal Health Pet owners can have a tiny computer chip implanted right under the skin of their dog When an animal is picked up a scanner type instrument is run across their back If a chip is present the scanner will pro duce a code that the animal control officer can use to find out the owner of the animal as well as a history of its vaccinations The implanting of the chip will have to be done by a veterinarian and will cost approximately said depart ment head and Animal Control Officer Steve McKin Tomorrow is your chance to get out and shake hands with a police dog By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels can meet the men women and dogs that protect our town tomorrow night at the New Braun fels Police Department Open House and law enforcement trade The Safe City Comrnission the city of New Braunfels anda variety of other enti ties are cooperating to make this evening fun and extra informative said Howard Athas chairman of the Safe City Com mission Starting at 7 at the Municipal Building the Policy Station and the Civic Center Parking lot area residents can tour the NEW 91 1 center see a demonstration of ppjygraphing and finger printing at the police depart ment I see police fire emergency medical service highway patrol and Sheriffs There will i loVof dis plays for peoolg jo Athas Theyinsljjdj H parole an4 pjfebjfejj djeprtments H head injury information by Warm Springs rial Hpspital Memorial It gives the general public a chance to meet and talk with the policemen and get to know that theyre just everyday guys with a job to Howard Athas Seiler Fire Equipment V Brinks Home Protection AirLife Guadalupe Valley Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse At 8 the Bexar County Gang Task Force will give a presentation and ques tionandanswer session on gangs Theyll talk about clothes signs how to interpret graffiti that should be a very interesting Athas said The Police Canine Corps will show off their 9 Theyll be demon strating their precision and how theyre controlled and how they respond to com Athas said Police Chief Ray Douglas has told us that theres an extra Special surprise with the demonstration r he has a trick up his Thjs years open house is designed to be both fun and extra informative Athas sai4 It gives the general public a chance to meet witti the policemen and to get to kjjpw that theyre just everyday guys with a job to he said and Jhat theyre very dusted to their work After 40 years St Johns Bargain Box shutting down By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A 40year tradition of caring for New Braunfels is coining to an end St Johns Episcopals Bargain Box is going out of business Starting Aug 1 the store on 303 S Castell will be selling out its last mer chandise Were just devastated that weve got to said Helen Vanderveld of St Johns Back in the 50s the Bargain Box was the only thrift shop in town Vanderveld said Now it faces compe tition Through the years volunteers from churches all over town have helped man the Bargain Box The pool of volunteers is dwindling Vanderveld said Weve given money to practically every organi zation in town as well as Vanderveld said Weve been the source of the vestrys income and theyll miss she said The Bargain Box will go out with a bang Starting Aug 1 the store will be open from to Tuesdays through Fridays until the end of Sep tember Every item in stock must be sold and no more consignments or donations will be taken St Johns will hold a kickoff luncheon for Bargain Box volunteers tomorrow at in the St Johns Episcopal Parish Hall photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Starting Tuesday the Bargain Box will hold a clearance sale Browsers can spot their picture in photo exhibit More than 250 photos of the Sesquicentennial parade trail ride and opening ceremonies will be on display at the Senior Citizen Center through Aug 4 The display is open from 8 to 8 The photos were taken by photographer Keller Stop by and order some copies for a keepsake of New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Each photo is numbered To order a print fill out an order form and take it to the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce One picture costs or get three for Proceeds will benefit the Sesquicentennial Com mission Medicare becomes a political football on its 30th anniversary See Page 4A