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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Check out Roxolin Kruegers Around TowrnJi column on Page 16A Lions Shopping Spree Breakfast Lions Club takes children Christmas Shopping See Page B1 Clinton vows to preserve guarantee to health care WASHINGTON AP Pushhe said in his weekly radio address ing his latest balancedbudget plan as the right choice President Clin ton promised to veto OOPspon sored Medicaid cuts that he says would cost millions of children access to needed health care That is unacceptable in a coun try that cares about its And I will not permit it to hap Clinton said the Republican bud get which proposes to cut billion from Medicaid over seven years would repeal the federal guarantee of health care for 8 mil lion people including poor kids Inside Market Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The NewBraunfels Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Sharon Feltner Blaine Brucks Kenny Brucks Mon Earlene Klabunde Mon Margie Erben Laura Ann Stapper 5 Anna Danforth Nicholas Carrizales Joe David Perez Dec 3 and Melanie Kocian 16 years on Happy anniversary to Larry and Donna Allen and Roy and Alice Williams Good morning Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers 26 33 5 TFXfl1 Est million i nTTCDU jackpot Lul I tnT Jingle Bell Run next Saturday A costume contest Carlene Walker singing carols and a fabulous silent auction all add up to a funfilled family morn ing at this years Family Out reach Jingle Bell Run Not to mention of course the mile run fitness walk at 9 followed by kids races at 10 all at Landa Park This third annual event benefits Family Outreach of Comal County For more information call Race Director Susan Phillips at 6095030 Retired Eagles to meet for Christmas dinner The Retired Eagles Activities Club will meet on Dec 17 from 2 to 6 at Eagles Hall The Christmas dinner will be catered by Schwabs Catering Service In search of Santa The Comal County Womens Center is searching for just the right volunteer to be SANTA for the children at the shelter ages range from 2 to 12 We are also in need of new unwrapped toys to give as Christmas gifts and stock ings for the children We cur rently need jar baby food baby formula diapers baby wipes To help please call the CCWC at 6207520 Cheer Fund donations continue The HeraldZeitung spon sors the Cheer Fund every hol iday season to for the needy New donations include Mrs Ted Pilcher Moore Wilbur Thompson Alan and Betty Bartlett bringing the fund total to To donate come by the Her aldZeitung office at 707 Lan da or call Fund Chairman Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 This newspaper is print ed on recycled newsprint New Braunfels HeraldZe 50 Pages in three sections Sunday December 10 1995 Serving Comal County and the surrounding area Home of BLAINE BRUCKS SUNDAY Vol 144 No 20 llif otos by MICHAEL DARNAUL a fatality wreck Saturday afternoon on HWy 46 f Scheutz wai weaving lit artf W w vL v wasYight behind Scheutz and tried I to g0t around J Changes of DWI were pend him by moving into the outside lane Scheutz ing jasthjghUgainsfaNew Braunfels man who continued to weave in and out and hit Fields wasjnyolvedin a accident that killed one forcing him to lose control of his Oldsmobile seriously injured Satur When this happened the Oldsmobile went J across the median into the eastbound lane where NewBraunfels Police Department Lt John u broadsided the drivers side of the Mercury Wommack said charges were pending against Wommack said f Shelly Scheutz 47 Louisa Carvajal 43 of Seguin Accordingto eyewitnesses when the trailer hit dead at the scene A 13yearold the Oldsmobile it went up in the air and the tire who tyas riding with Carvajal escaped marks ftom the trailer hit the front end of the without any serious injuries Another injured par cari Russell Fields 70 of pqnzales was flown to Scheutz drove on until he was apprehended 1 Brooke Army Medical Center where his condi by police in the 500 block of Highway 306 near npn was unknown at press time the Coleman plant thanks to an eyewitness who 4 The ageident occurred at on Highway followed him and called 91 1 on a cellular phone L M6 east gping towards At the time of the Wommack said 1 traveling westbound on An eyewitness Patti Anderson of Seguin said WWay in inside lane in a 1972 Chevro she was about 50 feet behind Carvajal when the Fields was moving accident occurred j She said it happened pretty fast ifff No charges Md fQW at J80 Carnal who drpve a 1988 Mer There was no time for anyone to step on the ime trnfaviS 3 v I CW was Abound brakes Wt Anderson said e J V A J t m GHCC celebrates at first awards banquet By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer En New Uraunfels la vida es buena Life was good for the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Friday night as it held its first annual awards and installation banquet In our infant stages we have pulled our mem bership to the neighborhood of 100 said Ron Gonzalez chairman of the hoard We have a mission before us to be a leader in the His panic community and the small and minority owned business Mayor Paul E Fraser Jr introduced guest speak er Carlos Manuel Sada Solana consulate general of Mexico Solana told GHCC members how trade with Mexico will become more and more important in the shrinking world economy The border between Mexico and the United States is the most active border in the Solana said The potential is there to be exploit ed by The North American Free Trade Agreement formalized a centuriesold tradition of trade between Mexico and the United States he said Rebounding from its recent economic woes at an encouraging rate Mexico is a growing market with a young population There is a huge demand for housing electronics you name Solana said President Nora Morales introduced the award winners Mission Valley Mills won the Community Service award for Coiporate Comal County Lucille Garcia won the Community Ser vice Award for Individuals Mr Aguinaldo and Mrs Cristina Zamora won the Leadership Award Larry Sparks won the Business Person of the Year Award Ramona Reyes won the Mentor of the Year Award for contributions in education Carlos Campos chairman for education recognized the following National Hispanic Stu dents Rebekah Alvarez Jesse Castilla Marissa Escobedo David Ozuna Adrian Rosales Harold Sanchez Monica Sanchez Joshua Sasser and Monica Vargas The National Hispanic Students program teaches them all the skills that will allow them to become leaders in the Campos said Water issues most important to business community By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Water is at the top of New Braunfels busi ness minds according to an internal Chamber of Commerce survey The chamber sent a Three Minute Survey to its members Almost 600 responded 43 percent of the chambers membership Even though weve been fighting this water issue forever its significant that they felt it was the most important issue facing their said Michael Meek chamber president Spring How water and the visitor industry are on all businesses Meek said Communicating more with downstream com munities is a way the chamber can help further New Braunfels water interests he said We feel that this is the forgotten sector We took a trip several years ago and tried to educate those downstream communities on these water In good water years downstream towns dont worry about water When we go into a drought they will be keenly aware of it and it will be too Meek said Promoting the tourist industry and attracting new jobs and investment came out second and third on the respondents priority list Long range community planning was also a high priority You can be antigrowth progrowth or mid dle but all thought it would be a good thing in the community to have some Meek said Low priorities for chamber members respond ing to the survey were dispute mediation inter national trade and networking Affordable housing welcomed by mayor residents By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer While affordable housing was becoming a buzzword in New Braunfels a few business men were quietly defying stereotypes and mak ing it a reality The ribbon was cut on the first three homes in the Lone Star Addition subdivision Friday mom ing The Katy Street homes priced in the to range have the quality con struction and amenities of homes twice as expen sive or more I know it takes courage to come down here and show the leadership to start this said Mayor Paul E Fraser Jr Builder Carroll Vaughan developed and con structed the homes Texas Commerce Bank is providing financing that first home buyers can manage Its great to finally get a builder to come down here and take some entrepreneurial said Ted Cook of Texas Commerce Bank Vaughan will build 25 homes in the Lone Star Addition and not a cookie cutter in the lot I want each one to be he said The horiies have brick veneer on all sides cement driveways and sidewalks Vaughan has preserved the old pecan trees where possible Those who buy homes yet to be constructed can choose styles and colors People who are not used to getting a choice can have a Vaughan said What I see is a whole lot of said Pat Patton of the New Braunfels Board of Real tors The Lone Star project is right on target It will fulfill a very definite need We could use two or three more just like Prospects are already good that the risky venture will succeed resoundingly The first house in the neighborhood is the hardest one to sell and its already been Cook said Many developers choose only to build more expensive homes because il means more profit per home The utilities the kitchens and bath rooms cost about as much to build whatever the size of the Cook said We like to think developers are bad people out to gouge everybody buy low sell Patton said 1 like building small Vaughan said Bryan and Jacqueline Rodriguez have the first contract on a Lone Star Addition home Like all first home buyers they anxiously await the final word on their loan Were excited Were just fortunate that we found something in our price said Jacque line Rodriguez Im just trying to keep The couple moved to New Braunfels from San Antonio and couldnt find good affordable housing at first New Braunfels has a veryveiy deep need for modern lowcost Patlon said Even rental properties are still hard to come Katy Street residents were skeptical when they saw the first builders signs said Council man Juan Luis Martinez They were afraid it would be more he said but when they saw the houses going up 1 started getting calls asking how much they Developers shied away from the Katy Street area in the past not wanting to risk mar keting new homes near an older neighborhood where some homes are in need of repair Its quite possible the effect will How outward from the new Patton said For information about buying a Lone Star Addition home call Remax River Cities at 629 1192 Readers say No to troop deployment in Bosnia See The Survey Says Page 44   

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