Friday, November 10, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY District title at stake when Canyon takes the field tonight See Page 5 New Braunfels 50 CENTS The Plaza Bandstand 16 Pages in one sections Friday November HeraldZeitw V 9 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than years Home of SERGIO AGUIRRE Vol 143 NO 258 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Sergio Aguirre 12 Marcellina A Garcia Stephen Vetter Jose Valdez Janie Bar boza and Linda Flores Happy anniversary to Johnny and Susie Williams River and aquifer information Comal River 278 cubicfeetper up 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level up 02 Guadalupe 200 Today at Wurstfest Wursthalle pm pm The Cloverleaf Orchestra pm pm Jimmy Sturr Das Grosse Zelt The Big Tent pm Walburg Boys pm Alpenfest pm OriginalKapelle Heimatland Band from Germany pm Walburg Boys pm OriginalKapelle Heimatland Band from Germany pm Alpenfest Das Kleine Zelt The Little Tent pm Toni Noichl pm Sauerkrauts pm Kerry Christensen pm Oma the Oompahs pm Sauerkrauts pm Kerry Christensen pm Ed Kadlecek The Village Band DRT to meet at Rio Raft The Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas will have a luncheon meeting Saturday Nov 11 at in Sat tler at the Rio Raft Meeting Room The meeting place is located at the Fourth Crossing on River Road John Holter mann of San Marcos Silver Haired Legislature of Hays County will be the speaker He is a descendant of the ear ly settlers of Comal County Reservations Call 625 4931 Elks fish fry Saturday There will be a benefit fish fry and dance 11 at the New Braunfels Elks Lodge starting at 6 The Circle C Band will play from 8 to midnight Tickets are per person and the public is invited Proceeds go to the Elks Childrens Diagnostic Program Call 6253120 or 6205917 for information Spaghetti supper tomorrow The Canyon Lake Eastern Star Chapter 1103 will hold its annual chicken spaghetti din ner and country store Nov 11 from 5 to 8 at the Canyon Lake Action Center at 1941 FM 2673 in Sattler Donations for the dinner are per plate for adults and per plate for children 12 years of age and under The dinner will include drink and dessert This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint New clinic opens By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels has a better version of health care reform the McKenna Neighborhood Health Center Not ribbon but gauze was cut by Johnnie Johnson McKenna Memorial Hospital Administrator yesterday morning at the clinics opening cere mony Youre witnessing a momentous occasion in our said Dr Carlos Campos This is for everybody There are no restrictions on who can come Johnson said The clinic is located at 272 S Krueger near Interstate 35 West side residents can walk in without an appointment and get quality medical care The clinics phone number is 6081575 It can meet most of your health care said Tim Brierty McKen na Memorial Hospital assistant admin istrator If you have a cut finger or an earache you dont need to head for the emergency The health center is open Monday through Friday from 8 to noon and from to If we feel a need to be open on Saturday well evaluate it in the next six Brierty said The McKenna Neighborhood Health Center leases its land from the First Presbyterian Church located just a parking lot away It looks to me that were going to have a first class said Dr Dean Adams We want everyone to have the same level of care all over The McKenna Neighborhood Health Center is set up to take Medicare and Medicaid but is not limited to those payment methods Its a hospitalbased Brier ty said so any managed care con tracts or insurance plans McKenna accepts can be Patients with other medical insurance can come in pay cash and file for their insurance to pay on an urgent visit basis he said County to spend on computer upgrade By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Fight to the finish HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Jose Reyes and Curtis Castart of the Society For Creative Anachronisms stage a fight to the death for students at Comal Elementary School yesterday The school was celebrating its Medieval Days The county commissioners voted Thursday to proceed with a computer upgrade of the criminal justice com puter system that will cost the county approximately and the financing for the project will come out of the reserves Fred ONeal computer services manager said the upgrade is needed because the county is growing As the county grows the files in the comput ers grow If the county does not upgrade its computers the response time will get worse ONeal said Were using the fool out of the sys tem Its supposed to last three to five years and weve had our system for three and a half years Its he said Several commissioners voiced con cern over the need to expand Com missioner Danny Scheel said it worried him that the county would be facing the problem again in a few years and a more longterm solution may need to be found My biggest heartburn comes when you told me that in three to five years well be right back here talking about the same said Scheel The court approved upgrading the criminal justice computer system The criminal justice system will then be given to the financial department The financial department system will then be used for either training or jury and child support All were trying to do is be more effective in serving the public People hate to wait at a counter while you try to find said County Judge Carter Casteel After additional discussion the com missioners voted to pay for the upgrade out of reserves ONeal said the estimated cost of the upgrade is However he said he expects the actual cost to come in under that because of price changes by IBM In other business the commissioners and a building owned by Fox Country Volunteer Fire Depart ment to be donated to the county at no cost The deed states the land must be used for community service The building will be used by the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force I agree that I dont think we can go wrong owning property Someone will take it said Scheel A grateful nation remembers those who served tomorrow By MANUEL CAMARENO Special to the HeraldZeitung Veterans Day is a very special day for all American reflect on our accomplishments and our devo tion to duty and our commitment to and greatest belief in this country Our nation is the most powerful one in the world and our commitment was and is to freedom for our nation and for the free world On this day we remember and hon or our POWs and our MIAs and their families for the sacrifices that they have had to endure or for the many years of not knowing their loved ones whereabouts We the veterans commit ourselves to devotion to the POWs and MIAs and will not rest until each and every one of them is accounted for by our government Dunne this vear we congratulate the WWII veterans on the 50th anniversary of their great accomplish ments in Europe and Asia Most of these veterans are now our senior cit izens who just like all veterans of all wars answered the call to and went beyond the line of duty Once again congratulations and may God always be with you Congratulations are also in order for the Korean War veterans for their won derful war memorial that is paitof his tory in Washington Also once again congratulations to our women veterans who have been acknowledged with their own memo rial Every veteran is proud to salute our women veterans for their devo tion to duty and the sacrifices that were made by each and every one of them May God bless you and may all vet erans men and women enjoy our free dom forever The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors young men and women who made the greatest sacrifices in that war Over names are on The Wall to remind us that never again should we suffer so much loss of life May we always remember and honor the young heroes of all wars Veterans Day is a day to reflect on Fischer man charged with checkkiting scam A Fischer man is out on bail after being charged with running a check kiting scam John Paul Agnew 36 was arrest ed Oct 27 and charged with a state jail felony of theft of between and He was released on a bond set by Justice of the Peace Ray Martinez Agnew allegedly wrote checks totaling more than on closed Houston bank accounts He is charged with then depositing the closedaccount checks into his bank account at the Victoria Bank in Sat tler and then cashing personal checks against the fraudulent deposits and keeping the funds Working in conjunction with local Victoria Bank officials Comal County Detective Ed Whitson was able to reconstruct the flow of funds and obtain an arrest warrant Sheriff Jack Bremer said he is not aware of any recent cases involving this type of largescale check kiting Detective Whitson had a lengthy paper trail to follow and did a good job We have hope that the bank will recover most of the Bremer said Wurstfest enters its final weekend of food music beer and fun Manuel Camareno with a POWMIA display he takes to special events all we have and to remember that free dom did not come free The veterans that help me put New Braunfels Veterans Day display together are symbolic of veterans uni ty The display features insignias of die five branches of service that make up our military fighting force Army Air Force Navy Coast Guard and Marines These insignias encircle the POWMIA emblem which is just below the inscription Never to be Every branch of service has POWS and MIAs unaccounted for and as we all know their war is not over In conclusion let us pray that the veterans of Desert Storm Somalia Haiti Panama and all wars that were not declared will never again have to fire a weapon in anger Lets all enjoy our Veterans Day and ask America to never forget about us and never forget these final words A nation that for gets its defenders may be forgotten Manuel Camareno is a retired MSG residing in New Grammy Award winner Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra take center stage this weekend in New Braunfels as the delightful sounds sights and smells of Wurstfest 95 come to a close Its always hard to say goodbye to the ten days of music heritage and food that make up Wurstfest and we encourage families to include the fes tival in their plans for this said Wurstfest President Bob Smith This weekend is also the last chance to catch special entertainment such as Jimmy Sturr and the band from Wet zlar Original Kapelle Heimatland Jimmy Sturr performs Friday in the Wursthalle from to and again on Saturday from 5 to 9 A host of other popular enter tainers will be performing on the grounds through Sunday Nov 12 at 9 Admission to the grounds is children 12 and under are admitted free Wurstfest which began Nov 3 this year is a celebration that attracts an estimated peo ple from around the world The festival features oompah and polka music sausage and strudel and focuses on the communitys rich German heritage Wurstfest is consistently rated as one of the top events in the nation The festival began in 1961 as a one day salute to the art of sausagemaking and has grown dramatically The 10 day event now provides an economic boost to New Braunfels estimated to be in excess of million annually The Wurstfest Association is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to pro mote the local economy through tourism and preserve the communi tys heritage Funds generated by the event support a variety of community projects Heritage Exhibit wraps up its run Sunday The Heritage Society of New Braun fels1 1995 Heritage Exhibit enters its final weekend at the Civic Center In keeping with this Sesquicentennial year of New Braunfels the theme will be 1845 The Founding of New Braun fels The Land of My Admission is for adults 50 cents for ages six to 12 and children under age six are free The exhibit is open from 10 am to daily through Nov 12 Lamar Smiths immigration control measure nears key vote See Opinion Page 4