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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY Unicorn soccer team hosts fourth annual tournament See Sports Page 5 New Braunfels Herald ISO CENTS T H 16 pages in one section Friday January Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of AMY WATTS VBiHi Vol 144 No 48 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Amy Watts Anthony G Ale man 13 Kevin Schriew er Mark Coster and Ray FoyL Happy 33rd anniversary to Mr and Mrs Norman Gus Fis chbeck Pollen Count Cedar Pollen measured In pans per cubic meter ol air Information provided by Dr Frank Hampel Water Information Comal River 286 Cubic Feet Per Second same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 02 Lake Dunlap property owners to meet The Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association general membership meeting will be at Friday Jan 19 at the River Bend Clubhouse For information call Paul at 6095769 or Frankie at 625 3042 Sons of Hermann to meet Spring Branch Lodge Sons of Hermann will meet Sunday Jan 21 at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative meeting room for the regular meeting Gather ing at 2 Meeting begins at Plans for 1996 will be formulated Lodge will fur nish refreshments members may bring desserts Womens Shelter needs help The Comal County Womens Center needs a volunteer or group of volunteers to install wood shelving in a storeroom The shelter has everything except someone to put it up If you want to help with the pro ject call 6207520 Quilters to hear talk on crazy quilting New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild meets at 9 Jan 20 at First Christian Church on Loop 337 Maria Connolly will speak on crazy Workshop will be on Shop ping Las Target sponsors health fair Target is hosting an infor mational health fair Saturday Jan 20 The free event will include a variety of instore activities including Step aerobics with Terri Sanders Certified personal trainers on hand to answer questions A massage therapy pre sentation A blood drive in the park ing lot from 1 to 3 Plus several other events and promotions Stop by Target 642 S Wal nut between noon and 4 Correction It was reported in the Jan 18 issue of the HeraldZeitung that one of the rescuers names in the mobile home park fire was Steve Casey It should have been reported that his name was Steve Cayce This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Sex offender moves into Garden Ridge By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A new Texas law mandates that a com munity be informed when a paroled sex offender moves there and the first local application of that law appears in todays HeraldZeitung The sheriff has notified the HeraldZeitung that a 25yearold male living on Schuetz Drive in Comal County has registered as a sex offender on parole for sexual assault of a minor The victim was 14 years old Schuetz Drive is a private driveway at the end of Bunker which is off of FM 482 according to the Comal County engineers office Article of the Texas statutes says the parolee has to tell the sheriff when he intends to move into the area The sheriff then has to publish a notice in the local paper The notice needs to include the age and gender of the offender a brief description of the offense and the municipality street name and zip code where he intends to District Attorney Bill Reimer said The statute requires that the notification appear in English and Spanish and that it be published twice said Doug Toney managing editor of The Daily News in Galveston Readers can find the first notice as a dis play ad on page two of todays newspaper The same ad will appear in about a week If another paroled sex offender moves into the county the HeraldZeitung will publish an ad with the same format The law says local law enforcement also has to notify the appropriate school district if the victim of the sexual offense was a minor said Glen Castleberry of the Texas Depart ment of Justice Sheriff Jack Bremer sent a letter to Comal Independent School District Superintendent Dr Jerry Major telling Hiniatwut I have notified our principals with stu dents who live in the appropriate area of the information that the Sheriffs Department has provided Major said If there are parents interested in more information they should contact the For the most part we cant do any more than that by said Don Clark CISD public information officer The New Braunfels Independent School District has not made a written policy about parolee information yet said Superintendent Charles Bradberry My position would be that we would handle it on a casebycase he said I would inform the principal and have him on a casebycase basis inform the parents and then ask them to refer to the sheriffs Other school districts have been cautious Bradberry said they wanted to make sure they respected both the rights of the parolee and those of the parents The law was first passed by the 72nd leg islature said Assistant District Attorney Dib Waldrip It has been amended numerous times since he said the most recent bejng in Car chase through city ends with fatal crash Child pulled from fire critical Mother in serious condition two other children are OK By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A fiveyearold boy rescued yesterday from a trailer fire at Grove Mobile Home Park is condition today and his mother is in serious condition at the same unit Skyler Pape 5 and his mother Crystal Pape 24 remain in the burn center at Brooke Army Medical Center today The two other children rescued from the fire Sierra Pape 3 and Veron ica Pape 1 are both in good condition at Wom ens and Childrens Hospital in San Antonio and could be released today or tomorrow according to a hospital spokesman A Guadalupe County fire official said the inves tigation into the cause of the mobile home fire at the mobile home park in Guadalupe County will begin as soon as possible We have not started the investigation Guadalupe County Fire Marshal Don McFarland said We will let it fire scene dry out until we go out there and investigate it In a fire such as this that occurred in cold weather we will be looking at factors such as heaters and The mobile home fire occurred at yes terday The quickthinking actions of three mobile home residents Willie Rangel Steve Cayce and DcWayne Stinson helped get the mother and her three children out of the home before it was engulfed by flames and smoke The McQueency and Lake Dunlap fire depart ments were called out to the scene McFarland a McQuceney Fire Department volunteer was the first one on the scene When I got there the chil dren and the mother were out of there and on the ground covered up with McFarland said The fire was put out within five minutes McFarland said HeraldZeittmg photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A neighbor is overcome with emotion at the scene of the mobile home fire yesterday Plan would put brakes on irrigation during drought By DENISE DZIUK Staft Writer The Edwards Aquifer Liaison Committee is developing a plan to ensure that the Comal and San Mar cos springs keep flowing if a drought strikes The committee met Thursday and discussed a plan that would call for a voluntary reduction in pumping Various agencies dealing with the water issue said they would be will ing to work on its development According to preliminary designs the basic goal of the plan is to reduce irrigation pumping during dry peri ods Luana Buckner general man ager of the Medina County Under ground Water Conservation District said farmers participation in the program would be completely vol untary and farmers would be paid not to farm for a given period of time Were addressing a problem and trying to put into place a market dri Regardless of how much compensa tion a farmer gets what about all the people who work there or in industries tied to it Paul Edwards Uvalde ven said Gene Ames an Edwards Underground Water Dis trict board member Paul Edwards from the Uvalde County Underground Conservation District said he was concerned with the approach the plan takes He said his countys economy is based on agriculture and to take farmers out of business will hurt laborers and industries that rely on fanning Regardless of how much com pensation a farmer gets what about all the people who work there or in industries tied to it asked Edwards Edwards suggested that instead of paying fanners not to farm there may be incentives that can be used to encourage farmers to grow crops requiring less water Buckner said that is a possibility She said the plan has not been designed yet and there is still time to look at various options Thats one of the things were here for find out what needs to be included in this design to safeguard the agricultural she said Another key issue in the plan is where the money will come from to pay the fanners Joe Aceves of the San Antonio Water System said he felt confident the SAWS would be willing to provide some funds if there is a direct benefit for SAWS and residents Well have to show very defini tively that it works and we he said I think we will be willing to pay for a temporary fix for what is considered a temporary The committee agreed that more research needed to be done before an actual plan is designed That is to include looking at various states that have implemented similar programs Other details of the design such as the term of the contract of payment and criteria of a dry year will also need to be woiked out during the drawing up of a model design and contract Buckner said all of this may take time and the three boards will still need to approve it before it can be imple mented Its pretty complicated It may take some time to come up with a longterm she said The committee is also looking to develop a regional water manage ment plan An outline of the plan has been developed and further dis cussion and research is needed From Staff Reports A Schertz man is dead after a headon crash with a tractor trailer in San Marcos last night according to Schertz Police Department records A Schertz police officer found the man in his car in a Schertz parking lot near midnight A hose was running from the cars tailpipe into the car The officer removed the hose but the man took off in his car Schertz police officers chased the man north through New Braunfels police reports said The Department of Public Safety set up stingers on the interstate in San Marcos to stop the car by deflating the tires The stingers worked but the car veered into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit the semi headon HeraldZeitung pholo by MICHAEL DARNALL All in the family Zimmerman a rancher in Marion has been raising Barbados sheep for more than 15 years but this is the first time one of his sheep has given birth to quintu plets He said he has seen three sets of triplets in his years of ranching The momma and all five babies are doing fine Sansung replaces Miller as United Way president At the annual meeting of the United Way of Comal County David Sansing was elected president for Outgoing president Doug Miller announced the 95 dri ve exceeded its goal of and thanked drive chairperson Frances Huff for her leadership in bring ing the drive to a successful conclusion Miller stated Trying to cover the needs of twenty nine worthwhile organizations we set a very ambitious goal of Frances easily exceeded the goal by several thousand dollars and its still coming In addition to Sansing Cheryl Bremer was chosen as presidentelect and James Dunks as treasurer New ly appointed or elected to the board of directors were Michael Meek Randy Pawalek Carol Robinson aiul Bill Smith Reelected to the board were Cheryl Bremer Car ol Gravis John Mathis and Bonnie Tetrault Remaining on the board are Tim Bnerty Diana Campos Joylecn Dodson Mike Doherty James Dunks Mike Fitsko Bobbie Landrum Ray Esther Mcndoza Kathy Meurin Doug Miller Ken Peters Lee Rodriguez David Sansing David Sullens and Ed Wetzel Retiring from the board are Rusty Brocknian Deanie Chollett Jack Farris Frances HutT Cheryl Land John Stauffer Judy Waring and Jane Wood For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144   

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