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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Cougars hxve homefield advantage in playoff game vs Clemens Page 5 New BraimMs ISO CENTS The courthouse 8 Pages in one section II Tuesday Nov Herald Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of CHLOE DIAZ Vol 144 No 1 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Chloe Diaz and Kay Doerfler Happy anniversary to Mike and Karen Usey River and aquifer information Comal River278 cubfcfeetper Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level up Guadalupe Ministerial Association to meet New Braunfels Association meets Thursday Nov 16 at noon at the New Braunfels Smokehouse On the program is Rev Gene Allen director of pastoral care7BMHS who will address continuing education opportunities for cler gy For information call Rev Judi Miller at 6259191 or Rev Rich Carse at 6097729 Town meeting tonight County Commissioner Cristi na Zamora and City Council man Juan Luis Martinez will host a town meeting tonight at 7 at the Lone Star School Cafeteria 144 N Hidalgo Street Items to be discussed include the county juvenile probation the Hous ing Finance Faust Street bridge and Eikel Field development Bergfield St drainage neighborhood clinic and public transportation Business mixer today The Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Comal County and the Bavari an Village Restaurant and Biergarten invite you and a guest to an After Hours Busi ness Networking Mixer on Nov 14 from to 7 Admission is per per son For information call Mike Cruz at 6061805 or Nathan Millet at 6250815 Rehearsals start for Carolfest Calling all Joy Singers rehearsals for Carolfest 2 sponsored by the Senior Cen ter Foundation begin Thurs day Nov 16 at at the Senior Center The music is geared for fun singing and easy to learn expressing of the many moods of the Christ mas season Public is invited Crop Walk coming Sunday The annual crop walk to support the millions around the world who labor to supply food and drink to the hungry and thirsty will be held at 2 Sunday Nov 19 Onsite registration will be held at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church on Howard Street at Walk length is 10 kilometers To become a crop walker or a Crop Walk spon sor register today by complet ing the Crop Walk registration form and leave the form with a Crop Walk Recruiter Local churches have received infor mation packets SOS Food Bank will receive onequarter of the money raised locally This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint City considers historic districts ordinance Supporters say move would protect heritage opponents worry about property rights By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Windy dry conditions made controlling a grass fire near Marion difficult yesterday House and barn saved from fastmoving grass fire By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Forty to 50 acres of Tommy Zipps pas ture went up like flash paper in a grass fire yesterday afternoon but his house and bam were saved thanks to the com bined efforts of several volunteer fire departments A downed electric fence with current still running through it started the blaze at about 2 said Don McFarland Guadalupe County deputy sheriff I was the first unit on the said fioger Sgheffgl Marion County fire chief It started burning in a Vshaped he said Then the wind picked up and kept changing directions Scheffel said We got in front and it almost got he said We backed off and started calling rein forcements The New Berlin and McQueeney fire departments responded to the call All of the volunteer fire departments joined together and kept it from getting the said Travis Payne Guadalupe County Constable The fire cut a pattern around the house Zipps barn and his also saved neighbor Alice Hoffmann said Heres all this grazing that he had its she said Zipps hay had just been cut and baled so the grass that burned was short said another witness otherwise the fire would have been much worse Zipp penned up his bulls to keep them away from the blaze too close for comfort Scheffel said The bulls were standing on a little unburnt area They said 1 like you and locked horns Anything will burn when the humidity is this Hoffmann said HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL No major injuries in wreck A flat tire made two cars jackknife and one of them roll over but caused no major injuries yesterday Jorge Elias 21 of New Braunfels was driving a 1983 Grand Prix near the exit on Interstate 35 He was towing a 1982 Ford Escort said Texas Department of Public Safety Corporal Lin Manford The Escort blew a tire at about making it jackknife The Grand Prix rolled over and came to rest upside down The Escort went the other way down the embankment Tiofila Acevedo 48 of New Braunfels was a passenger in the Grand Prix and received minor injuries Property owners and historic conservationists clashed last night as the city council tried to decide whether to adopt a new ordinance con trolling historic preservation The new ordinance would let New Braunfels become a Certified Local If we become a CLG we then can be qualified to receive historic land said Luke Speckman chair of the toric Landmark Commission Designating historic districts became the bone of contention between the Historic Landmark Commission and property owners According to the proposed new ordinance the city council would consider designating a historic district if owners of 60 percent of the properties in the area were in favor The districts would have tight restrictions on renovating and improving homes and other buildings in the area in order to conserve the historic value of the homes Historic districts could enhance tourism Speckman said Thats part of why people come here they want to drive around and look at old New Braunfels was founded by people who came here from many where they couldnt own property so that they could become property owners Bennie Bock said All the refurbishing that has been done in this town has been done by private he said Who pays the expenses of the land owner who opposes the district Main Street Chair Nora Morales said that she wanted to maintain the integrity of the downtown district and keep the historic Spanish moss and sauerkraut heritage If you tear down wonderful old houses in this wonderful old town you will never get them back said Charlene Hunt his toric home owner I dont think I should have to go before a commission to take down an Stratemann said We just want to be able to take care of our own property the way we want to take care of The ordinance does have checks and balances said Councilman Tim Walker but it can be tightened up even more Mayor Paul E Fraser Jr summarized points he thought the city council should consider before passing the ordinance defining a historic district condemnation of property in historic districts how to undo a historic district what to do with empty lots and what to do in hardship cases The city council voted to have the Historic Landmark Commission rework the proposed new ordinance and present it at the first city coun cil meeting in December Voting in favor of reworking the ordinance were council members Juan Luis Martinez Jan Kennady1 Brenda Freeman and C Ray Schoch Opposing were Mayor ProTern Chris Bowers Fraser and Walker From a home owners perspective I would be very leery of hav ing something rammed down my Freeman said In other action the city council voted to approve pay raises for city employees totalling for the remainder of the fiscal year Our approach was that the lower income workers had been over looked for so City Manager Mike Shands said Schoch advocated hiring a personnel consultant before the was specifically allocated Wurstfest attendance estimated at 12 percent lower than last year By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer The 35th annual Wurstfest came to a close Sunday and organizers are call ing it a success despite a cold start and slightly lower attendance Executive Director for the Wurst fest Association Suzanne Herbelin said the final numbers are not in yet She said they are still working on develop ing an estimate on the number attend ing this years event Herbelin said it looks like the attendance figures will be lower than last year This is just an estimation but it looks like our crowd will be down this year from last year by about 12 percent However we had a really good year last she said She said the weather played a big role in the lower attendance this year She said the cool weather at the begin ning of the week caused a small crowd to turn out When the weather was good our attendance and sales were she said Once again we had a really good Overall Herbelin said the event ran smoothly and the various committees worked very hard at seeing that every thing was ready for the opening She said they will now work on completing payroll for the approxi mately 300 temporary employees who were hired and complete work with vendors After that is done it will be time to begin working on next years event which will be Nov 1 through 10 She said there will be a meeting with in a month to critique this years Wurst fest and accumulate ideas and after that plans will get underway for the 36th annual Wurstfest Truck won at raffle donated to help seventhgrader with leukemia By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer A New Braunfels businessman last week donated more than to a Sts Peter and Paul seventhgrader with leukemia Steve VanderVorste owner of amusement companies and his fam ily donated the money by selling the 1995 Ford truck won at the school carnival to search for a bone marrow donor for Charles Luna who was diagnosed Svith acute lymphocytjc leukemia in September The truck was the grand prize in a raffle at last months school carni val which was dedicated to Charles I was dojng fine before this pick up carne along and Ill do fine after its VanderVorste said VanderVorste also collected an additional from business asso ciates at the recent Arizona State Fair VanderVorste whose children also attend Sts Peter and Paul saijd he hopes his donation will encourage others to donate to the fund I would hope for the same thing if it was my he said Patty Tippit in charge of the fund for Luna at Texas Commerce Bank said the Luna family still needs an additional to search for a suitable donor They wont start searching for a donor until he has Tippit said Any amount will help him no matter how big or Proceeds from angels sold at the Wimberley Market Days next month will be donated to the Luna fund The school also is planning a benefit spaghetti and auction in December You can bet that Ill be there danc ing the night VanderVorste said Truck car collision injures woman By SUSAN Staff Writer A New Braunfels woman is in serious condition in a San hospital after a semi hit her car ojj Saturday afternoon Barbaft N uckols driving her car jiojrth pp FM 725 tyhen she pulled over to make a U turn acwrxjjpg to of Publjp Safety Records She started to turn but didnt see Wfiflj truck conyeg up behind her Barbara Mayffcld of New BjWHnfels the trucks driver on her brakes anjj swt rvf4 the lejt but the truck 1 ear on the AirLjfe took Nuckols to Unit versity Jfospitsl where shf remains in se4ous condition in the surgical intensive care unit HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Veterans Day observance Students at Lone Star Primary School salute their new American and Texas flags presented by Woodmen of the World lodges 0347 and 4633 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Friday The Woodmen of the World are also collecting food for the needy Call Felger at 6091255 or drop off food at 409 N Seguin Avenue at the Woodmen Building Let victims9 families have their say at parole hearings See Opinion Page 4
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