Wednesday, January 10, 1996

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY unicorns head into district play on a positive note See Sports Page 6 50 CENTS The Mergele House 708 W Mill 16 pages in one section Wednesday January New Braunfels Herald Y i Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of LORRAINE KENNEMER Vol 144 No 41 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Lorraine Kennemer Robert Braune and happy 51st anniversary to Chester and Emmie Offerman Pollen Count available Mold Not available Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Hampel Water Information Comal River 290 Cubic Feet Per Second same as from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 02 Beef stew dinner at Masonic Lodge The Seguin Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is sponsoring a beef stew dinner on Jan 13 from 4 to 7 at the Masonic Lodge 1945 West Kingsbury Dona tions are for adults and for children under 12 Proceeds are to be used for scholarships and other pro jects Womens Center needs one large coat The Comal County Womens Center is in immediate need of one very large warm winter coat or jacket It is for a lady and a size XXL 2X or 3X will fit A mans large or extra large coat would also be accepted Call the center at 6207520 if you have a coat to donate Volunteers needed to help women move The Comal County Womens Center needs volunteers to help families moving from the shelter to safe homes in the area Usually all can be moved in one trip with a pick up truck and it takes less than an hour Volunteers with or without a truck are needed Call 6207520 if you can help Gang awareness presentation As part of a broad commu nity awareness effort about alternatives to gang member ship all area residents and students are invited to attend a public presentation by Jeor rick High on gangs gang activities and alternatives to gang membership He is the author of the book Hard High a former gang mem ber was paralyzed by a gangrelated driveby shoot ing His brother and father were also killed in gangrelat ed shootings The presentation is free of charge and scheduled for 7 to 8 Thursday Jan 11 in the Canyon Middle School Commons The school is located at 2014 FM 1101 New Braunfels Troutfest continues About trout and pounds of catfish have been stocked ifi the Olympic pool at Lancia Park for Troutfest which runs through Jan 14 Hours are 4 to 8 weekdays and 10 to 8 weekends Children can take home 10 fish for and adults can take 10 fish for Adults need a valid fishing license with a trout stamp Animal mutilation shocks family By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Sheriffs deputies want to find the man who killed a family pet and muti lated a prize steer at a Canyon Lake home Monday The nian is wanted on cruelty to animals and criminal mis chief charges Anthony Pearson returned to his 1651 JDJ Drive home Monday after noon and saw a tall man standing on the back porch The man took off run Pearson said Pearson found his sons pound black Angus steer wrapped in the barbed wire fence covered with blood Thesteer was all tangled up in the Family pet prize steer killed Nazi graffiti left behind fence from trying to get he said Blood was everywhere it was a The steer had been gored with a spear made from a knife and a bamboo pole It appears that they went through my shed and got an old spear that I had made when I was a Pearson said Pearson asked a Sheriffs officer to shoot the steer I couldnt bring myself to shoot he said Workers at the processing plant found eight to 10 holes through the animals hide he said Pearsons son a Smithson Valley High School student had been raising the steer as a 4H project He was plan ning to show the animal at the San Antonio and Comal County livestock shows Its basically a three to four thousand dollar Pearson said The steer was not insured As Pearson was surveying the dam age in his back yard he tripped over something his pet dachshund The 10yearold animal had been hacked to death with Pearsons own ax He was an1 old dog He couldnt chew his he said The cruelty toward the steer was bad enough That was Pear son said The no reason to kill him To do it with my own tools that breaks my The Pearsons moved to Canyon Lake from Houston three years ago to get away from violence and crime Pearson said Were building our house This was my retirement Pearson said The Pearsons house was spray painted with profanity and swastikas A few area residents think they saw a man fitting the suspects description near the Pearsons home The family hopes that anyone who thinks they have evidence will come forward and call the Sheriffs Department at 620 Its got my wife so scared that she wouldnt go out to the car this morning without Anthony Pearson 3400 This is pretty Pearson said Its got my wife so scared that she wouldnt go out to the car this morning without me We used to leave our back door open now its like an armed fortress around Rheinlander drops out of county attorney race By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARN ALL Bridal showcase Prospective brides got a glimpse of just a few of the possibilities of gowns to choose from during the 1996 Bridal Showcase Tuesday night at the Civic Center Twentyone merchants were on hand to offer advice and flyers on services from a church to financial services Approximately 500 brides grooms and family members were expected to attend Comal representative elected EUWD vicechairman At their regular January board meet ing Tuesday Hans Holland was elect ed chairman of the Edwards Under ground Water District EUWD Board of Directors Holland previously served as vice chairman and replaces Jerri Martin who resigned from the board in December Helland will remain chair man until his term expires in January 1997 Helland is looking forward to the challenges of the year ahead in his new role The Edwards District is com mitted to the protection and preserva tion of the aquifer This is a pivotal time regarding management of the Edwards Aquifer 1 look at this as a great opportunity to build bridges and voluntarily reach a fair and lasting agreement on aquifer Also at the meeting Jack Ohlrich Comal County director was elected vicechairman and Harry Bishop Hays County director was elected secretary Helland represents Bexar County and was elected to the board in 1991 He is vicepresident and owner of Inland Ocean He also serves on the Terrell Hills Planning and Zoning Commission and is a precinct chairman for the Repub lican Party The incumbent office holder for county attorney has withdrawn from the race County Attorney Nathan B Rheinlander announced Tuesday he will not seek reelection to a third term Rheinlander filed as a candidate last week but has withdrawn his applica tion Since Rheinlander has bowed out the deadline for filing to run for coun ty attorney in the Republican Primary has been extended to Jan 12 In a statement released by Rhein lander he said he believes he could have won reelection However the number of candidates would have required a yearlong campaign He said the race comes at a bad time for his family because they are just fin ishing a new home Completing a race of this duration would have tied up much of the mon ey and all of the time I would have hoped to devote to my family and enjoying our new he said 1 hope the citizens will understand however that for me the bottom line was the first question my four year old asks every evening has become Do you have a meeting tonight it was time to reevaluate my lifestyle and Since Rheinlander has withdrawn from the race the filing deadline has been extended County Clerk Joy Streater said the extension is required by law A lot of people say Hey 1 cant beat an so they dont file when they may have if it was wide When the first question my four year old asks every evening has become Do you have a meeting tonight it was time to reevaluate my lifestyle and Nathan Rheinlander said Streater Its not a matter of being able to reopen Its required by said County Republican Chairwoman Rob bie Borchers If I dont do it they can remove me from my The deadline for filing for Comal County Attorney on the Republican General Primary Election Ballots has been extended to Jan 12 1996 at 6 A designation of Campaign Trea surer must first be filed with the Coun ty Clerk Next an application for a place on the Republican Primary Bal lot plus a filing fee or a Petition in Lieu of Filing with the prescribed number of signatures must be in the hands of Republican County Chair man Robbie Borchers prior to 6 on Jan 12 Other candidates that have filed for County Attorneys GOP primary are Bill M Reimer and Stephanie Smith Bums Victoria L Vicki Langham has filed for the Democratic Primary Fireplaces cause two weekend fires By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Fireplaces left burning overnight played a part in two weekend fires Luck and quick firefighters played a bigger part there were no injuries and damage was minimal in both cases Canyon Lake fire fighters saved Goofys Restaurant from major fire damage early Monday morning A woodburning stove is blamed for the blaze said Deputy County Fire Marshall Al Bohne They left the woodburning stove on all Bohne said Damage was estimated at Bohne said Seven New Braunfels Fire Department units responded to a call Sunday at a home on Bobolink said NBFD Captain Ray Hacker When we pulled up we had smoke showing from the he said We went inside and it was apparent there was a fire inside the wall above the Firefighters were able to stop the fire before it spread to the attic or the rest of the house Damage to the house was mini mal and no one was hurt He Left His Mark Thousands of students influenced by Joe Rogers 44 years at school By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer After 44 years of service and touch ing the hearts and minds of an end less number of young people Smithson Valley High School Principal Joe Rogers has announced his retirement 1 think 44 years is Rogers said and I have enjoyed every minute of Comal Independent School District Superintendent Jerry Major said Rogers has been a positive force in CISD He has made it a better place to work and go to school He has also made it a better place to live said Major Mr Rogers has done a lot of good for a lot of people over a long period of Major said Rogers said his retirement is effec tive Feb 15 1996 or until a suitable replacement is found Rogers said he is retiring because it is time to move on He said he already has plans for the future but those plans will not be released for a couple of weeks I have an interesting opportunity to enter into something else now and spend more of my time doing some thing that 1 enjoy and something less stressful and demanding of my he said Rogers said he hopes the 44 years spent in public education are consid ered successful He said he looks at it that way however the fight for a qual ity education is not over Weve come quite a way over the years and we still have quite a way to he said In looking back over his career in public education Rogers said it is hard to determine what was his biggest achievement However he said at Smithson Valley High School it is the recognition the school has earned He said our school is recognized both academically and athletically and it is only fitting to use our because the staff teachers and students made it happen People now know where Smithson Valley is where before they said Thats due to outstand ing dedication from the staff parents and You cant spend that many years doing something and not miss it I just think its time to move on and do something he said Major said the district will begin searching for a replacement immedi ately He said the district has several qualified individuals on staff it will HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Joe Rogers will retire as principal of Smithson Valley High School consider as well as advertising the position He said the timeline is short and but the district will try to have a replacement when Rogers is ready to leave He said the district also wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors Rogers began his teaching career in 1949 as a band director in the Mission School District in Hildalgo County Over the years he has worked with the Seguin and Kingsvillc school dis tricts Rogers went to work for the New Braunfels in 1965 He became a school administrator in 1976 and remained a school principal until 1981 He left NB1SD and worked in private business from 1981 to 1984 and returned to school administration in 1984 wilh the Comal 1SD Rogers served as a high school principal from 1984 until 1996 with an interim posi tion as CISD Superintendent from 1992 to 1993 Liberalism to thank for Americas prosperity security See Opinion Page 4