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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY New Braunfels Segum tops New Braunfels in double overtime See Page 9A 50 CENTS 495 Tolle Historic landmark Herald 20 pages in two sections Wednesday December Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of JOSHUA DOERR EL Vol 144 No 17 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Dwayne K Koepp Sandy Moore Kaberle nine Joshua Doerr Jennifer Bowman and Noel Hansen The search for the best Christmas lights in town The HeraldZeitung will run a page of photos of the homes with the most impres sive Christmas decorations in New Braunfels But we need your helplo 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 their parents visit Wassailfest Supervision will be provided by the NBHS Interact Club Reach for a Star toy drive The Reach for a Star Foundation invites you to its second annual toy drive for the children of Comal County Bring a new or used toy and come join in on Dec 9 at the Watering Hole from noon to 5 There will be a barbecue lunch and a special appear ance from the Spurs Coyote and Santa Tickets for the bar becue lunch are or just stop by for free to visit Santa and the coyote All proceeds benefit the children of Comal County For information or tickets in advance call 6299387 or 6089406 in the evenings Toys will also be accepted at your childs day care and at Farmers Insurance Dropoff deadline will be Friday Dec 14 Cheer Fund donations continue The HeraldZeitung spon sors the Cheer Fund every holiday season to provide food for the needy New donations include Paul and Jackie Ullrich Dorothy Friedrich Rest V Earl Lowery and George E Nowotny bringing the fund total to To donate come by the HeraldZeitung at 707 Landa or call Fund Chairman Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Flu season looms By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer An unseasonably warm fall may make it harder for some of us to get into the Christ mas spirit It can also keep us from think ing about protecting ourselves from the winter flu bug until its too late The prime time for getting flu shots from midOctober through midNovember is already past said Nanette Burkhardt of the Comal County Department of Health It takes about two weeks for the immune system to kick in after getting the vacci nation Thats why the earlier the better for the shots Burkhardt said We will be giving the shots through the month of December she said Flu season lasts all the way through Feb ruary said Dorothy Overman Comal County health officer You can still get she said Flu shots are recommended for all adults especially those who come into contact with a lot of people at work like teachers At risk for serious consequences from a flu infection are people over age 65 or anyone with longterm illness or health problem those are the high risk Burkhardt said Who we worry about are the young patients or the elderly those with dia betes hypertension or Overman said Those patients can contract a sinus infection bronchitis or pneumonia which need to be treated with antibiotics There is a medication to help elderly people who have the flu Overman said The things doctors worry about is elder ly patients not realizing how sick they can get with If you think youve already contracted influenza here are the symptoms to look for high fever headaches muscle aches cough congestion Some patients even have vomiting and diarrhea Overman said Recommended treatments are rest and lots of fluids Stay in bed and keep from sharing your flu virus at the workplace or school she said Any child with fever should not be in Theres no easy way to tell if your flu is developing into a bacterial infection like pneumonia so go to see the doctor if symptoms are continuing or getting Overman said This year the health department offers vaccinations against three strains of flu ATexas AJohannesburg and BHarbin Comal County residents can get flu shots at the Comal County Health Department 178 E Mill behind the county courthouse annex Vaccinations are offered on Tues days and Thursdays between 8 and 11 and 1 to 4 The vaccinations cost at the health department HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL H neiaiu Woman escapes injury when car burns A Canyon Lake woman escaped disaster yesterday when her car burst into flames on Highway 46 Jean Ann Elliott 40 of Canyon Lake was driving toward Canyon Lake on Highway 46 yesterday afternoon near the 2000 block according to New Braunfels Police records A tractor was pulling a mower which was mowing the highways right of way Elliotts car hit the outside edge of the mower police reports said and spun around hitting a utility pole New Braunfels Police fire and EMS responded to the call at A man told police he had gotten out of his car to help the woman escape her car She was not in the car when it caught fire New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Wommack retrieved the womans purse from just outside the flaming car New Braunfels EMS took Elliott to McKenna Memorial Hospital Police search for man wanted in fraud case By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs Deputies are on the look out for an elderly man who allegedly conned a Canyon Lake couple into investing in a fraudulent land deal during the summer Detective Bill Faulkn er said On Friday Justice of the Peace Ray Martinez signed a warrant for the arrest of Floyd Robert Per ry 58 of Colleyville Texas for securing execution of a document by deception His bond was set at Perry is a white male who is six feet tall weighs 238 pounds has brown eyes and dark hair He is known to have various tattoos on his body and has used the aliases Robert Dunn Floyd Edwards Bob Edwards and Mason Perry Evidently he is pretty Faulkner said This guy is so good that this couple took him in as their own son He is able to win peoples confi Faulkner has reason to believe that Perry may have tried to victimize other elderly couples in the Canyon Lake area Canyon Lake is not the only place where he has tried to con people police believe Perry was arrested in Johnson County for allegedly bilking a 90yearold man out of his life savings In late September Perry was released from the Johnson County Jail after he posted a This guy is so good that this couple took him in as their own Detective Bill Faulkner bond Perry met the elderly couple in early June when he was traveling with a friend who worked with a Dallas area insurance company which sells small burial insurance policies Faulkner said Perry had worked for the insurance company before but had been fired a year earlier allegedly for trying to get people invest in fraudulent investments police said What he Perry did is that he came back to his friend who worked at the insurance company and told him he was down on his Faulkner said This gentleman told him Perry to travel with A few weeks later Perry borrowed his friends red Sable and visited the elderly couple by himself Faulkner said Perry began to talk to the couple about his troubles and that the couple opened their hearts to him and began to talk about their own troubles especially about the subject of retiring Perry stayed with the couple for three or four days When the couple mentioned how hard it would be for them to retire Perry told them he had a land deal they could invest in Faulkner said Perry using the alias Robert Dunn allegedly told the couple to sell their car and that he would use the money from the sale to invest in the hind deal Taking Perrys advice the wife accompanied by Perry went to a San Antonio used car dealer and sold the car for Faulkner said Perry gave the couple a promissory note of which Perry allegedly said would have been the profits from the initial investment plus the interest It was agreed between the car salesman and the woman thai she could buy back her car within two weeks for Faulkner said But the couple never saw all of then money again because Perry allegedly gave the couple only and disappeared with The Sheriffs Department has gotten some leads into the case Faulkner said Faulkner is hoping the man who traveled with Perry the first time will give a statement soon Pern returned the red Sable to the man but did run up a bill on the ears cellular phone Faulkner said This is still an ongoing Faulkner said There is a possibility that another idual worked with him on the seams I hope he did not hurt any other people in this Faulkner encouraged those people ho c information that could lead to Perrys arrest to call the Sheriffs Department at 6203400 or the lake office at 8854883 City community development director looking for new job By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Penelope Church Doherty the citys community development director resigned her post last night at a meet ing of the Community Development Advisory Committee Doherty went to work for the city as Main Street director in 1991 and has been the community development director since 1993 She is responsible for the administration of federal Hous ing and Urban Development grant funds and making sure the city qual ifies for the funds I have been interested in making a change for some Doherty said This is a good time for the program and a good time for me personally and my She pointed out the city is ready to begin four construction projects using grant money two major drainage projects the downtown sidewalk ren ovation and renovation of the old downtown train depot and it will be an easier tran sition if a new person can start those projects and not join in mid Doherty said Doherty said it is impossible to single out one accomplishment Doherty she is most proud of but mentioned bringing the Main Street program to the attention of the public working on the restoration of the Plaza fountain and helping build up the Community Development Block Grant program Doherty will stay at her job until at least midJanuary so that a new com munity development director can be hired and she can help with the transi tion Doherty promised to stay involved in community development issues The program is very near and dear to my she said San Antonio College looking for here By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Going up United Way of Comal County officials moved the thermometer up to 75 percent Friday They hope to reach the goal of in the next week or so Pictured are James Dunks Bobbie Landrum Doug Miller Frances Huff Mike Fitzko Cheryl Bremer and David Sensing San Antonio College is looking for more than students for its New Braunfels classes its looking for teachers The college needs teachers in the following general edu cation courses biology business chemistry economics English government history math psyuhologx sociolo gy Spanish and speech To qualify to teach the academic courses applicants need a masters degree and IS graduate hours in the leaching field San Antonio College continues to offer occupational and technical courses accounting child elopmein compiiicr information criminal justice legal assisting management medical assisting menial health technology and office sys tems technology Applicants wanting to teach occupational technical cours es should have a bachelors degree masiei s preferred and three years of fulltime work experience in then teaching field Students can register for spring courses Dec 12 1995 and Tuesday Jan 9 1995 Ray Lewis SAC offcampus coordinator has office hours every Tuesday from 4 to 7 His Neu Brauniels office is at the New Braunfels Middle School in room lot For information call Lewis at exten sion 2430 Americas national security not at risk in Bosnia says Congressman Lamar Smith See Page 44   

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