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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 5, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns put threegame win streak on the line tonight See Page 5 50 CENTS New Braunfels Habermann House 543 W Mill Historic landmark Herald7 Eight pages in one section Tuesday December Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more tharv Vol Inside Classified Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Pamela Weyel Kelle Watson 29 Kori Athas Elisa Jackson and Israll Ramirez River and aquifer information pomal same as1 EdwardsAquifer4 6 f set above sea level down Guadalupe rtver r it i ii Canyon schools present Christmas Choir Concert Canyon High and Canyon Middle schools singers will present their annual Christmas Choir Concert Dec 5 at 7 at First United Methodist Church 572 W San Antonio St Admission is free and open to the public CMS 6th 7th and 8th grade singers and CHSs Treble Choir Bal ladiers Chamber Singers and the Chordsmen will be featured The search for the best Christmas lights in town The HeraldZeitung is plan ning to run a page of photos of the homes with the most impressive Christmas decora tions in New Braunfels But we need your help to find them If your house is a winter wonderland or you know of a house with great decorations call the Herald Zeitung by Friday and tell us where the best lights are Call 6259144 between 8 and Wassailfest planned for downtown The third annual Wassailfest will be held from 6 to 9 Thursday Dec 7 down town The event features open houses caroling bell choirs Santa visits buggy rides and all the wassail you can drink Vote for your favorite wassail door prizes to be drawn on the Plaza at The Brauntex Theatre will show a free Christmas movie at for children while their parents visit Wassailfest Supervision will be provided by the NBHS Interact Club Cheer Fund donations continue The HeraldZeitung spon sors the Cheer Fund every holiday season to provide food for the needy New donations include Rita Radosevich Mr and Mrs Bercgw Jr Preston Staats Steven J Slagle Irene N Miller La Mujer Tejana and two anony mous donation bringing the fund total to To donate come by the HeraldZeitung at 7Q7 Landa or call Fund Chairman Carol Ann Ayery at 6259144 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Sutton jumps to Democrats By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A notsomobile home Street signs are taken down to make way for a moving house late Monday morning The AOK House Moving compa ny handled the move No police escort is required when houses or huge construction parts are moved Just about any time a house moves they have to move some New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Wommack said Lake McQueeney to drop 15 inches tomorrow The level of Lake McQueeney will be lowered approximately 15 inches Wednesday Dec 6 and Thursday Dec 7 for routine generator maintenance According to Larry oper ations manager for the GuadalupeBlan co River Authority the six hydroelectric lakes along the Guadalupe River are lowered at various times during the year to permit GBRA hydroelectric crews to perform maintenance and repairs on the dams We encourage lake residents to take advantage of the temporarily lower lev els to inspect and repair docks and retain ing said Moltz and also to work together in lake and neighborhood asso ciations to remove trash and debris from the lake In keeping with GBRAs effort to encourage greater participation in car ing for water resources we will notify the public in advance as other lake lowerings are Moltz also reminds boaters and water skiers that lower lake levels reveal debris and other potential hazards which are normally not visible Anyone using Lake McQueeney should exercise cautipn and good judgment until the lake is returned to its normal Believing he has more of a fair shot of getting elected Precinct 4 Con stable candidate Jim Sutton announced that he will switch from the Republican to the Democratic party I want people to know that I am not a Sutton a Canyon Lake resident said I was forced to do this because of the circumstances I want people to have an opportunity to vote for me in an unbiased and fair Sutton had recently announced that he would run against incumbent Precinct 4 Constable Ed Mullins in the March 12th Republican Primary Sutton said he felt like he did not have a chance in the Republican Primary after talking to an officer with the Canyon Lake Republican Womens Club whom he said had professed her support for Mullins I do not want to hurt anyone or put anyone in a bad Sutton said But no one in the C L Republican Womens Club is supposed to be working for a candidate until after the primary is over Simply I was not going to put up with it Comal County Democratic Party Chairwoman Gloria Sasser confirmed that she met with Sutton on Friday to discuss his switch to the Democra tic Party She said she and Sutton had a long talk and she feels comfortable with Sutton running as a Democrat The Democratic Party is open to Sasser said He should feel at home as a Democrat because his views are consistent with the Canyon Lake Republican Womens Club President Lucille Biegel said she did not know about Suttons switch and that to her knowledge no offi cer had supported or endorsed Mullins It is specifically outlined in our bylaws that we do not want to express any support for a candidate before they file or during the Biegel said If someone did this then they were way out of line I am sorry this happened What probably happened is that someone innocently said something which hurt someones Biegel said if she found out that any officer or committee member was openly campaigning or supporting Mullins she could not do anything about it Sutton would have to complain to the State Republican Executive Committee Biegel said Sutton said that he would return the in contributions and petitions he collected as a Republican and start the filing process over again The deadline to file as a candidate for the March 12th primary is Jan 2 Jaycees Toys for Tots campaign helps families ring in the season By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer The New Braunfels Jaycees are playing Santa to more than 200 families again this year The Jaycees are collecting toys and donations for the annual Toys for Tots campaign and will deliv er the toys to families on Dec 17 said Sue Kolath membership vicepresident for the Jaycees The Community Services Center gives the Jaycees the names of families who have signed up for assistance during the holidays The average family has about three children but sometimes we get families with 10 kids in Kolath said The Toys for Tots campaign tries to give toys to all children under 13 years old in the families Kolath said With bigger families she said the Jaycees try to also give a larger present such as a bicycle In addition to the presents for the children the Jaycees give the families the food to cook a tra ditional Christmas turkey dinner We spend on food Kolath said She added this year gift certificates to may be given to the families instead of the tradi tional frozen turkey and staples Drop boxes for toys are located at Milt Fergu son Motor Century 21 Action Realty Target WalMart and KMart If toys are donated through TCI Cable donors will receive free cable installation Kolath said The Jaycees also are sponsoring a ribeye steak They wouldnt have any thing if it werent for the Marcus Purtle dinner and dance on Dec 16 at Wursthalle fea turing Quarter Moon Kolath said the Toys for Tots campaign collects hundreds maybe even thousands of toys filling a service bay area at Milt Ferguson But she added some families including three who were left homeless after fires a few years ago sign up for the program at the last minute No matter how many toys we collect we seem to run Kolath said Its always a mad scram ble to wrap things Marcus Purtle general sales manager for Milt Ferguson Motor said he has been involved in the program for nine years because he thinks the program helps the families They wouldnt have anything if it werent for the Purtle said But Purtle said the Toys for Tots campaign which Ferguson has sponsored for 13 years has suffered lately because of competition from other charities which pulls potential donors in too many different In addition to the drop box Ray Parker unit manager for said the store also may make a donation although the amount has not been determined yet Sorry Santa HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL It looks like this chimney wont be around at Christmas Wayne and Trinity Griffin of Gerard Chimney in St Louis Missouri start work on demolishing the smokestack at the old Landa Mill site at the entrance of Landa Park Department heads satisfied with courthouse security plan By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Concerns that the proposed court house security plan may not be ade quate for protection during business hours appeared to be laid to rest fol lowing a meeting with department heads law enforcement and a repre sentative from a security company Fri day Comal County Judge Carter Casteel asked that the workshop be held to go over the plan with department heads to determine what employees want from the plan which Sheriff Jack Bremer said will cost roughly depend ing on the bids The main thing is to give us an opportunity to find out what it is theyre said Casteel Douglas Emanus building systems sales representative from Simplex Time Recorder said the proposed plan is a combination of access control and security He said the first line of defense in securing a building is to limit the access He said there will be five doors for public use All other doors will have card readers for employee use or be emergency exits only Emanus said these doors will also have monitors to detect forced entry Motion sensors will be in place throughout the three building complex The three buildings will have separate key pads so one can be disarmed while the others remain armed If we have a situation hopefully well know whos in here and hope fully where they said Lieutenant SumnerBowen Emanus said the cards can be pro grammed to limit the times a person has access to the building as well as what areas can be accessed Several department heads said the added secu rity after hours is needed because there have been problems in the past How ever others present felt like the plan did not provide adequate protection during business hours What is all this stuff going to do to stop someone from walking in and shooting at point blank said County Commissioner Moe Schwab This is what courthouse security is all Bremer said the highest level of security would be to lock all the doors except for one and put a metal detec tor and an officer at that door How ever he said that would be too costly and its not what people want Bowen said there are mechanisms to increase protection during working hours He said this includes an extra officer locked stairwells panic buttons and 911 hook up to the sheriffs depart ment There is no failsafe Were trying to anticipate and be said Bowen Its a proactive plan that uses presence and perception to prevent a Casteel said the plan will not restrict the public but will increase the safety level for the employees She asked if there was anyone who did not agree with the current proposal and no one It sounds like you have been doing some good work on this I dont want you to think that we came here just to said District Judge Jack Robison Casteel told Bowen and Bremer to begin getting the paperwork in order to go out for bids There were a lot of unanswered questions on peoples minds and 1 think now they have a pretty good idea of what it is we have in he said 4s campaign doses in cracks in GOP unity begin to show See Opinion Page 4
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