Thursday, November 30, 1995

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas j VU A V Smithson Valley falls to Boeme at the Alamodome Page 6 ISO New Braunfels k r Old New Braunfete Academy J4 Pages in one section Novemberj30 1995 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of RICHARD DANIEL ARMENDARIZ Vol 144 No 13 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Merry Brinkkoeter Tyler Mahari Rene Cortez Becky Kaufmann 21 Kara Kennedy 13 Richard Daniel Armendariz five Joe L Martinez and Jack Dehman Happy third anniver sary to Bryan and Nora Ander son and happy anniversary to Pat and Ora Ramsey River and aquifer Information Comal QQWO A H cm Differ teet atjovesef level down 01 200ds Cancer group meets The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue group meets Thursday Nov 30 in the North Building of Victoria Bank 1000 N Wal nut Tourist study results to be released The Small Business Institute of Southwest Texas State uni versity has conducted a tourist rharKet sjudy regarding the city of New Braunfels and historic doyyntown The group will present its findings at Krauses Cafe at 7 on Fri day Dec 1 For information call 608 2100 World AIDS Day observance The New Braunfels HIVAIDS Support Group sponsored by Hospice New Braunfels is once again hosting an obser vance of World AIDS Day Friday Dec 1 The public is invited to attend the observance at St Paul Lutheran Church Senior Life Center 181 S Santa Clara at 7 for the service to promote greater awareness about HIV and AIDS The service is also a time to remember those in our community and our families who have died from this dis ease For information call 6257500 Cheer Fund donations continue The HeraldZeitung spon sors the Cheer Fund every holiday season to provide food for the needy New donations include Dennis and Margarete Gerar di Lee and Clarice Stauge and an anony mous gift bringing the fund total to To donate come by the HeraldZeitung at 707 Landa or call Fund Chairman Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 The winning numbers Burglar suspect caught up a tree Suspect picked up in Kendalia seven hours after chase started By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Area law enforcement spelled bad luck for a suspected burglar last night in Spring Branch Jordan Michael Pfeifer was captured after a manhunt that started with a game warden and included several law enforcement agencies including canine patrols and a Department of Public Safety heli copter It all started at about when Comal County Game Warden Bob Wolford heard a burglary in progress call on the police scanner in his truck The burglar was reported to be in the Indian Hills subdivision I was right there at 306 and Deer Wolford said Wolford followed in his pickup Police said as Pfeifer was leaving the subdivision Wolford was follow ing DPS officer Randy Wells came towardthe subdivision exit He planned to stop the suspect with tirepuncturing but Pfeifer cut through pri vate property and got onto Highway 281 said Comal County Lieutenant Sumner Bowen The Camaro was traveling fast enough to leave tire marks and offi cials reported its speed to be at least 90 miles per hour A Camaro will outrun a Chevrolet Wolford said The suspect sped south on Highway 281 with Wolford and the DPS officer in pursuit and Comal County Sheriffs Deputy Ronnie Womack coming in the other direction He had no place to Wolford said and drove off the road over a barbed wire fence and into the brush of the Goss ranch The search continued on foot where canine patrols led officers into thick undergrowth of the Smith ranch The canine patrols seemed to be on the verge of catching the man Hes ditched his shirt weve got an officer said A DPS helicopter joined the search aiding ground officers with FLIR For ward Looking Infrared Radar night tracking and searchlights As best as we can tell he was in the area of the Spring Branch General Store as early as 6 or Bowen said The manhunt seemedto come up empty but Kendall County deputies HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNAL Officers and a police dog prepare to track the suspect stopped a vehicle at about that they said was on the way to pick Pfeifer up He was hiding in a tree behind the Kendalia Post Office Pfeifer is in jail on bond charged with evading arrest Bowen said other charges will follow includ ing burglary of a habitation which is a second degree felony Ive been here in Comal County since Wolford said We main ly stick to fish and game but once or twice a year we get something like this I caught two bank robbers out of New Braunfels ERV Aggie Moms serve up a delicious tradition By ERICA N NIES StaffWriter Its that time again Yes the time has come for the annual Comal Coun ty Texas University Moms Club cookie bake According to Freshman mother Dianna Kneupper We have five dif ferent cookies that can be purchased all German Several moth ers take phone orders through Decem ber 3rd then the group bakes all The pick up date is set for the 10th This is the 41st year the Comal County club has held its cookie bake and the event has become a favorite local tradition The money will go to a scholar ship fund for Comal County stu dents who plan to attend Texas The cookie bake is the funds major source of wealth The club also known as the Aggie Moms is for women with children attending Texas or women with children who have attended the school The group which began in 1954 is certainly something to be proud of since there are 86 clubs HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Wallie Haas Linda Dietert Janie Remmler and Diana Kneupper get ready for the 41st annual Aggie Moms Cookie Bake Five varieties of German Cookies Pfaffenbrot Mandel Kranze Weiner Zollen Molases Platzchen and Zimmet Steme are on sale for per dozen nationwide in seven states and in Japan Mrs Kneupper referred to the group as a support group for the Seems that the club takes that support one step further One way the Moms keep in touch with the kids throughout the year is by sending goody bags before Fall and Spring finals to Comal County students To place you order call Karon Haas at 6296304 Wallie Haas at 6252832 Ann Kuehler at 6256100 Sharon Sharp at 6066376 or Gay lynn Smith at 6259609 City bus system needs a logo and you can help By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer The new public transportation sys tem is searching for its identity The citys Transportation Commit tee needs entries for the bus system name and logo design The deadline to enter the contest is Dec 15 Six logo designs and names of the bus system which will run on a trial basis next year have been received as of Wednesday said Crandall director of Main Street Ideas included using a representation of the Plaza Bandstand as the logo and straight forward direct names for the system Crandall said the logo and name should be snappy catchy friendly simple and Marian Benson chair of the Trans portation Committee said the logo also should have personality Usually when you attach a per sonality it makes it more Benson said First prize in the contest is a 1year bus pass Second and third prizes have not been determined Crandall said The committee will alter or merge names and logos if needed Crandall said The logo will be used on the bus es on stationery and in all publicity for the transit system Benson said if a logo and name are not selected from the entries received before Dec 15 then the committee will open the contest for more entries or seek help from a professional mar keting firm But we would rather have citizen Benson said It makes it more ours so to Entries may be submitted to Cran dall at Municipal Hall Benson said the bus routes should start by midJanuary Two buses will run four routes throughout the city A fifth route tailored for tourists will service the downtown area the New Braunfels Factory Outlets and the Gruene Historical District During the trial a oneway fare will cost 75 cents If passengers wish to transfer to a different route then the total cost would be Crandall said once a system is per manent then discount rates includ ing those to senior citizens can be offered Construction delays put new JP offices behind schedule By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer Two Comal County Justices of the Peace must wait until the beginning of next year to seat juries in their new buildings instead of the cramped spaces filled with folding chairs where they work now The new buildings for the justices in Precincts 2 and 3 should have been completed by August or September said Commissioner Danny Scheel But the contractors heavy workloads have pushed the deadline back to early Jan uary for Precinct 3 in Bulverde and to early February for Precinct 2 current ly located on Interstate 35 in New Braunfels Bob Wunderlich the main contrac tor building the new facilities said his company was a little behind schedule on the building but declined to com ment further The building was allocated in the 1995 budget and Scheel said he has worked all year on the buildings The structure for the metal building has been laying on the site of the new Precinct 3 office next to the county jail on San Antonio Street for almost three weeks Scheel said Only the buildings concrete slab is finished Justice of the Peace Ray Martinez for Precinct 3 said he is disgusted because of the slow pace of the work We have had beautiful weather for the last five or six months and now we may be coming into bad Martinez said Martinezs current courtroom is in a small wooden building on Interstate 35 The walkway from the front of the building is narrow because of the two clerks desks and a computer printer Because of this Martinez must handle cases involving people in wheelchairs on the front porch The courtroom which doubles as Martinezs office is cooled and heated by the same noisy window unit If you try to hold court with that thing going you cant Martinez said Constable Lester Leissner also is anxiously awaiting the completion of the new building He will be able to HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Jusice of the Peace Ramon Martinez and Constable Lester Leissner stand In front of the current JP office move into his permanent office from because the jurors would be one on his mobile one I think I could run the office better if I had a place besides my Leiss ner said The delay of the building is gum ming up the Martinez said He has delayed scheduling jury trials top of another in the current court room Martinez said he also cannot order stationery because of the change of address Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart in Precinct 3 has faced the same prob I think I could run the office better if I had a place besides my Constable Lester Leissner lems as Martinez Court is held with folding chairs and tables and the court room has barely any room for spec he said He said the building used as a jus tice of the peace court for 30 is getting old and is in a bad state of repair The new building will have adequate storage and parking and will hold up for a long long Although the building is running behind schedule the final cost should be under the budget Scheel said The county saved on the buildings because the road department put in the pad for the concrete slabs he added Scheel said after the buildings are complete the county will hold open house celebrations at each location Holiday giftgiving doesnt have to mean being saddled with debt in 96 See Opinion Pag0 44