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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 5, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Cougars rolll to big victory Unicorns Rangers fall Sports coverage starts on Page The Plaza Bandstand Inside Sports 7A Stammhsch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Arthur Brinkkoeter Jr Susie Williams Matt Wal ters Jordan Wal ters Lucille Mil ton Deanna King Brett Wright Keri Hildebrand Ashley Dement Herbert Ormond 81 years belat Regy Ormond 14 years Jermie Sanchez Today at Wurstfest Gatel 12 Noon pm Texas Polka Dillos Wursthalle am pm The Seven Dutchmen Littl Fishermen pm pm Myron Floren Das Grosse Zelt The Big Tent am Myron Florens Birthday Party Accordion Choir pm Blasmusik Texas pm Ballet Folklorico Infantil pm The Teltschik Family Band pm Strahl Accordion Ensemble pm De Texas Klompendansers pm OriginalKapelle Heimatland Band from Germany pm Happy Wanderers pm Alpenfest pm Die Rathkamp Deutsche Volkstanzgruppe pm OriginalKapelle Heimatland Band from Germany pm Alpenfest Das Kleine Zelt The Little Tent am Ton Noichl pm Die Mitternaechters pm De Texas Klompendansers pm Kerry Christensen pm Die Mitternaechters pm Oma the Oompahs pm Die Mitternaechters pm Pflugerville Deutsche Volk Sangers pm Kerry Christensen pm Die Rathkamp Deutsche Volkstanzgruppe pm Feldenfest pm Pretzel Benders pm Feldenfest Pretzel Benders HOPE workshop Join the Hispanic Organiza tion for Public Education at a forum and bring your own parenting ideas to share Guest speaker Dr Richard CarterTorres Workshop to be held Monday Nov 6 at 7 Please note that the meeting place has been changed to Lone Star Cafete ria 144 N Hidalgo Floren at museum Myron Floren will be at the Hummel Museum Monday Nov 6 from 3 to 5 He will play his accordion and sign prints of Lets Sing a special work which will be on sale for Chili and stew American Legion Post 35 will hold a chili and stew din ner and raffle Sunday Nov 12 from 4 to 8 at 4210 FM 482 in New Braun fels The public is invited The winning numbers Lotto Texas 20 24 Est million jackpot TEXHS LOTTERV Iniguez U three in a row San Antonio resident continues his mastery of the Wurst FiveMile Run See Page 10 A Israeli Prime Minister Rabin assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin an Israeli war hero one of his countrys foremost architects of peace was shot and killed Saturday night as he left a propeace rally A suspect a rightwing Jewish law student was in custody Rabin 73 was about to get into his car when the gunman fired three bullets from a close distance hitting Rabin in the back and stomach He was taken to TelAvivs Ichilov Hospital where he died about an hour later on the operating table For complete story turn to Page 2A New Braunfels Her a IdZ Pages in three sections Sunday November 5 1995 SUNDAY Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of SUSIE WILLIAMS Vol 143 No 256 New bank heading here next year Seventh bank shows citys economic vitality officials say By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer fescue workers try to stabilize Eddie Moore after the accident on South Seguin Avenue Friday A la railroad overpass and fell from a trailer landing on Moores truck Man injured when slope mower knocked from trailer crushes truck By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Inches may have made the difference in causing a motor vehicle accident which left a New Braunfels man in serious con dition Eddie L Moore of Southstar Lane is in surgical intensive care at University Hos pital in San Antonio Moore was driving toward town on S Seguin Avenue at about 9 Friday at the railroad underpass near the post office when the cab and front end of his white Dodge truck were crushed by a huge piece of slope mowing equipment said New Braunfels Police Corporal Martin Mayer Thomas George Maurice was driving the truck pulling the slope mowers trail er away from town As the trailer went Milder the train tracks the slope mower hit the railroad trestle falling off of the trail er witnesses said The mower bounced several times dig ging holes in the street before it landed on Moores truck New Braunfels EMS took Moore to AirLife helicopter which flew him to the hospital Moores son Mark 33 was a passenger in the truck He was treated for minor injuries Maurice visibly shaken was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital Mayer said EMS worker Stacie Zercher tries to console Thomas Maurice driver of the truck that was carrying the mower Seven NBPD units two to three ambulances one rescue unit and one fire truck responded to the wreck Mayer said Onlookers provided a wealth of support helping to move the mower and make room for the Mayer said People were willing to chip in and The company which owns the slope mower said the rig had driven under that trestle before with no mishap Mayer said Some witnesses said a train was moving over Workers struggle to keep Moore alive before removing him from the truck AirLife took him to University Hospital in San Antonio the trestle when the mower hit which could have lowered the trestle just a few inches The mowers truck was inspected Thursday he said If the tires were inflated the trailers height might have been raised about an inch That tiny margin may have caused the accident Mayer said The incident is still under investigation At press time Moore was able to make some purposeful motions on his own according to hospital officials A new bank will open in New Braunfels next year the banks directors announced Friday Central Texas Bank formerly called Gonzales Bank will open its second branch at 844 N Loop 337 next to the Garden Park Condominiums We want to bring hometown community banking to New said Alex Mclnnis president and chief executive officer of the bank Mclnnis said he hopes to get plans to the city zon ing committee by early December The foot colonialstyle building should be completed by March or April 1996 Were looking forward to coming here and we think we can help New Braunfels said Ervan Zouzalik vice chairman of the Central Texas Bank board Zouzalik also president and chief executive officer of South Central Texas Bancshares the banks parent company said in a prepared statement the new bank will create competition among the financial institu tions The pricing of deposits and loans will be signifi cantly influenced by competition and customers of all financial institutions will be provided additional Zouzalik said Michael Meek president of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce said the opening of the sev enth bank in New Braunfels signals the strength of the city He added residents will have more banking options It just increases financial services available to the he said i Custody of boy charged in toddlers death resolved By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A custody dispute that began in 1993 may be over for the 12yearold Guadalupe County boy charged in the shooting death of Paul Alfred Dickens his 14monthold halfbrother Greg E Schnautz the boys father was awarded custody in a jury trial held this week in Comal Coun ty Schnautz was also given custody of the boys older sister and younger brother The children were in their mothers custody when ihe death occurred The good news is that weve got some said Charles A Stephens II Schnautzs attorney Paul Alfred Dickens Jr was found with severe chest wounds on July 13 He was pronounced dead at the scene The 12yearold was charged with manslaughter or recklessly causing the death of an individual He has been detained in the Guadalupe County Juvenile Detention Center A hearing will be held Nov 13 in Guadalupe County on the 12yearolds case Wilkommen zum Wurstfest Youve seen lots of ribbon cut tings but at Wurstfest opening ceremonies they have a sausage biting Pictured are Wurstfest president Bob Smith his wife Marianne Smith and Opas Dennis Heitkamp and Joe Kuehler pespite a cold front moving through the area Wurstfest enjoyed its best weather for open ing day in three years The annual sausage festival continues through Nov 12 at the Wurstfest Grounds in Landa Park Admission is Voting is Tuesday for amendments By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Early voting on constitutional amendments ended Friday and voter turnout was low However the low turnout was not surpris ing said Comal County Clerk Joy Streater Streater said as of Thursday only 697 people had voted aboul two percent of registered voters We expected a low turnout People dont usually gel excited about constitutional amendment she said Streater said she expects about a 10 percent turnout on Nov 7 which is election day 1 hope Im wrong 1 hope everyone comes out and votes and gels said Streater Thats my goal to increase the numbers that arc coining out to Streater said training on ihe new automatic tabulating machine has been going great and will be complete in time for use on election dav Why is Congressman Frank Tejeda defending a corporate welfare program See Page 4A
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