Tuesday, December 12, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 12, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Unicorns lastminute comeback downs Austin Travis See Page 6 New Braunfels 50 CENTS 485 Tolle Historic landmark Her a Idi 10 pages in one section Tuesday December Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of BLAINE BRUCKS Vol Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Sharon Feltner Blaine Brucks Kenny Bracks Mon Earlene Klabunde Mon Margie Erben Laura Ann Stappcr five Anna Danforth Nicholas Carrizales Joe David Perez three Melanie Kocian 16 years Happy anniversary wishes to Larry and Donna Allen and to Roy and Alice Williams 35 Hydrilla on agenda The Lake Management Workgroup will meet tonight at 7 at the Guadalupe County Administration Build ing The topic will be the hydrilla problem in local lakes Building contractor seminar and lunch A building contractor semi nar and luncheon will be held at Honors Hall Dec 14 from to Jim Bradley structural engineer will lead a discussion on the latest in concrete foundations and many pointers on improv ing your slabs with little or no extra cost Cosponsored by RiverCities and American Engineering Reser vations required call 629 1745 Gl Forum meets Thursday The American Gl Forum Chapter 1014 meets Dec 14 at 7 at the American Legion Post 179 Hall on Coll Street Bereavement Support Group meets Bereavement Support Group meets Dec 14 at 3 at the Senior Center Call Jan at 6298181 for informa tion Historical Christmas Journey The public is invited to the Historical Christmas Journey Saturday Dec 16 from to at First Protestant Church Seguin and Coll streets No admission charge Featuring The first Christ mas on the coast Christmas at the orphanage a Victorian Christmas Christmas eve candlelight service historical church buildings in miniature a live nativity festive music and refreshments Cheer Fund donations continue The HeraldZeitung spon sors the Cheer Fund every hol iday season to provide food for the needy New donations include Mr and Mrs Goldstucker Jim and Myrtle Clark Howard and Joan Thomas and anonymous gifts of and bringing the fund total to To donate come by the HeraldZeitung at 707 Landa or call Fund Chairman Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 Catrina Garsnett and Jason Friesenhahn cut aluminum siding as part of a weatherization project HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL SPREADING WARMTH Students project helps elderly couple in time for the holidays By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Christmas came early for Juanita and Luther Littlefield It may be one of their warmest ever About 45 New Braunfels High School stu dents weatherized their home Saturday with the help of some generous adults Were working toward a state project for student said Leslie Scott NBISP junior and project cochair This year we plan to do two ecoenergy The students renovated the Littlefields front porch as a bonus It was a total overhaul of their Scott said We tore the old front porch down and put in a new one with a wheelchair ramp and Friday Mrs Littlefield fell off of the old porch and had to be taken to the hospital she said The students began planning the project near the first of November One of our meter readers helped out to identify a house that would fit with in the students project said David Werley of New Braunfels Utilities For the last three weeks weve been going out about every afternoon looking for Scott said Theres just a ton of material out Werley said CellUInsul owned by Tom and Cathy Talcott furnished the insulation NBU kicked in labor to help install it Werley was on hand to help supervise Our student council cochair is Jason Scott said Hes got the major connection to the building world NBU General Manager Paula DiFonzo also came to help The weatherization project earns points for the students in state student council competition To stay within the state project lines the homeown ers need to be elderly or disabled and they need to have a house that state regulations will not Scott said Saturday turned out to be Mr Littlefields birthday We brought him a diabetic Scott said In fact we installed a new miniblind for Donating resources for the weatherization pro ject were McCoys Lumber Eberhardt Hard ware Mueller Building Supply Stripling Blake True Value Henne Hardware Target Comal Supply and WalMart Charges filed in Saturday accident By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The New Braunfels Police Department has formally charged a 47year old man who was involved in an accident Saturday that killed a woman on Highway 46 a police spokesman said He Shelly Schcutz has been charged with DWI and intoxicated manslaughter with a Lt John Wommack said on Mon day Scheutz a resident of New Braunfels was apprehended on Saturday by New Braunfels Police officers in the 500 block of Highway 306 Scheutz was involved in a threecar accident that claimed the life of Louisa Car vajal 43 of Seguin and seriously injured another Russell Fields 70 of Gonzales Fields was airlifted to Brooke Army Medical Center where he was listed in serious condi tion as of Monday Wommack said he was going to BAMC on Monday hoping to get a statement from Fields Scheutz was released from the Comal County Jail on Monday on a bond Eyewitnesses at the scene said the acci dent occurred when Scheutzs green Chevro let pickup which was pulling a trailer weaved in and out of traffic According to police reports the accident occurred when Scheutz was driving in the inside lane towards New Braunfels while Fields was in the outside lane going in the same direction The pickup wove in and out of traffic with the trailer going up into the air and hitting the front hood of Fields tan Oldsmobile leaving tire marks on the hood Fields then lost control of his car crossed the median and broadsided Carvajal on the drivers side Carvajal was going eastbound on Highway 46 towards Seguin As a result Carvajals 1988 Mercury Sable wound up on the side of the road crashing into a barbed wire fence Carvajals 13year old daughter who was riding on the passengers side escaped the accident without any serious injuries ancTwas later treated and released from an area hospital Scheutz reportedly drove on without stop ping eyewitnesses said Wommack said Scheutz was apprehended thanks to an eye witness who followed him and called 911 on his cellular phone Castillo made new president of NBU board By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities will navigate new chal lenges and changes in the utilities market with a new man at the helm Guadalupe Castillo He was unanimously elected president of the NBU board of trustees at Thursday nights meeting I was happily surprised that it was Castillo said That indicates we have a board that will unify and work Vicepresident this past year Castillo has served four years of a fiveyear term said Paula DiFonzo NBU general manager Mornhinweg NBU president for nine years is now vicepresident Increasing competition in the delivery of elec tricity and volatile regional water issues will chal lenge Castillo and the board as it plans for the future The NBU and board and staff will be working together to provide our customers the best service at the least cost while developing strategies that will enable us to be competitive in an everevolving Castillo said Communication and cooperation between NBU and the city council are growing Castillo said things NBU will need to keep up with changing times Castillo I want people to know that Im available for customers to call he said My num bers published in the phone book if Im not there they can leave a message on the This is going to be the first time its going to be a shared Castillo said He and Mornhinweg will share responsibilities as will the rest of the board Ill ask them to attend meetings and trainings They can make reports and bring them back to the whole he said Castillo a certified fraud examiner works in San Antonio for the office of the Texas attorney general doing internal audits Castillo had to take several weeks of intensive training to earn the CFE suffix forensic type training with he said Its where most auditing is going now Castillo was born in Lockhart and graduated from Southwest Texas State University He is mar ried to Josie Castillo and has four children and two grandchildren Im very proud of being the first Hispanic board Castillo said Were making history in another way this Sesquicentennial year Last chance to get items in time capsule is here Fireman of the year Veterans of Foreign Wars Unit gave its annual Fireman of the Year Award to Freddie Buch Jr last weekend Pictured are Janice Quent president of the VFW Ladies Auxilary Freddie Buch Bob Quent Commander VFW and Fire Chief Phillip Baker Benefit conceit to aid baby As New Braunfels Sesquicentennial come to a close this month members of the community are being given one last chance to submit special items to be included in a time capsule which will be buried in commemoration of this special year The time capsule will be buried at the beginning of 1996 The guidelines for time capsule submis sions include Submissions must be of paper origin photographs letters documents Submissions must either fit in a 9 x 12inch envelope or a envelope Costs for submitting envelopes for inclusion in the time capsule are and respectively Submissions and payments can be made at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce offices 390 S Seguin Ave The time capsule will be buried for 50 years at the Civic Center For more information contact the Chamber of Commerce 6252385 By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Majestic Lee Maldanado has been fighting since his Aug 30 birth in New Braunfels When he was bom his heart was on the wrong side of his chest and he had several oilier problems He also had a cleft palate The surgeon said he sees a case like this only about once every five said Christa Maldanado Majesties mother With growing hospital bills Majestic and his family need all the help they can get Area residents can help b going to Landa Stations Songwriters Night Thursday Proceeds from the evenings entertainment will help the Maldanado family Majesties father play in Triple the headline band Thursday The tiny box impressed doctors his strength to withstand surgen Mal danado said He is considered a miracle We want to let everyone knou e appreci ate all the she said For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144

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