Sunday, January 28, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Super Bowl XXX Cowboys go for the crown today See Page 485 Tolle St Inside Sports Stamriitisth Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Jayce Marie White Jim White 50 C Sandy Morales Brian Hofer Elva Hofer Mon Katny Koepp Michael Salazar Enriquita R Diaz one Barron Bright 16 Jerry Torres 29 Happy 24th anniversary to Donna and Larry Lehr Help an area family in need Help an area family in need after losing its home in a recent fire Needed items include Mens pants size 38 32 Mens XL Tshirts Ladys clothing size 16 Boys clothing size 5 Sheets and other bed ding Dishes and other kitchen items Towels Food Toys appropriate for girls ages 14 months and three years and boys age five years Donations can be dropped off at New Life Fellowship 104 Melody Lan6 in New Braunfels Monday to Friday 4 to 6 and Saturday from to noon and 2 to 6 Jan 29 to Feb 3 Call 6080659 or 6065527 for directions to the church Rally for Bremer and Dawson A rally is being given for Jack Bremer and Jack Daw son at 6 on Wednesday Jan 31 at the Dam Red Barn in Canyon Lake The event is being spon sored by Dollie Wells and Ruby Swain Do you know an Unsung Hero Each spring the Herald Zeitung presents a Citizen of the Year award and several Unsung Hero awards at a reception celebrating the annual Horizons edition of the newspaper The HeraldZeitung needs the publics help in finding Unsung Heroes Do you know a person whose good deeds have gone unrecognized Let us know about him or her so they can receive the credit they deserve Mail or drop off a letter telling us about your Unsung Hero candidate to HeraldZeitung Heroes 707 Landa St New Braunfels TX 78130 Ngminations may also be faxed to 6251224 Make sure to include your own name and daytime telephone number Clarification The author of the poem In Memory of Ben Kiesling was omitted from the Friday edi tion of the HeraldZeitung The pqem was written by Loraine Anne Benjamin The winning numbers Lotto Texas Est nqillion jackpqt rTEXHS LOTTERV Hillary Clinton answers questions at grand jury WASHINGTON AP Hillary Rodham Clinton saying she cooperated fully with prosecutors during a his toric fourhour grand jury session professes to be mys tified about how her longsought law firm records sud denly turned up in the White House family quarters Despite the lengthy interrogation it was unclear whether the questioning of the first lady by Whitewater prosecutors is finished Mrs Clinton spent most of Friday afternoon in a win dowless room on the third floor of the Courthouse being questioned by several prosecutors in a proceeding that as grand jury sessions always are was secret Asked after it was over whether she would rather have been somewhere else Mrs Clinton quipped Oh about a million other If s been a long she said Babies On Parade A special 20page specjal section inside this paper FFA Practice Show results Page 1B New Braunfels Herald MO 16 YAM DELL Ii R PASO IX 79903 SUNDAY 90 Pages in six sections Sunday January 28 1996 Serving Comal County for more than 144 years of JAYCE MARIE WHITE Vol 144 No 54 Hunter plant to burn tires By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Texas Industries Inc TXI plans to start burning a promising but contro versial new fuel at its Hunter cement plant fuel made from used tires TXI will start burning the tire derived fuel TDFs along with coal about midFebruary said Harold Green director of communications for TXI We believe this makes a pretty good replacement for coal which is what we primarily burn said J Lynn Davis of TXI in Hunter TDFs have several advantages over coal Davis said Its less expensive than coal and burns hotter Texas generates about 17 million used tires a year Green said and more than 60 million shredded tires are avail able to use as fuel right now Under our permit our plant will be able to utilize a maximum of around three million used tires a Green said Burning TDFs is not a new idea Davis said In 1987 I visited Ger many and they were using tire derived fuels in West Germany As of 1994 29 plants were burning tire derived fuels TXI had to apply to the Texas Nat ural Resource Conservation Commis sion for a permit amendment to burn TDFs In that application we do cal culations about what the emissions will Davis said The TNRCC inspects the plant and TXI has to have its stack emissions tested to qualify for the permit Burning TDFs in the Buda Texas Lehigh Cement Plant has aroused con troversy among area residents Texas Lehigh Cement Plant overstepped the boundaries of human decency today when they started burning tires for fuel in Buda over widespread community said Sue Pitman of the Wim berley Steering Committee members collected signa tures on a petition asking Texas Lehigh to burn natural gas instead of tires They called and wrote letters to the TNRCC saying there should have been public hearings before Texas Lehighs permit was approved by the commis sion When we analyzed this materials emissions and compared them to coal it is very Davis said It just really doesnt change that TXI in Hunter has permits to burn coal TDFs natural gas or petroleum coke he said HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Firefighters battle a grass fire that threatened Peace Lutheran Church Friday afternoon Dry windy conditions feed brush fire By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A few boys may have caused a grass fire that burned a field on S Walnut at about Friday The fire came close to the Peace Lutheran Church and to trailer homes bordering the field but local firefight ers kept the blaze from damaging the buildings A witness told a New Braunfels Fire Department investigator that she had seen several boys appear to start the fire then try to put it out when it got out of control Firefighters had the fire under control in about an hour Volunteers David Hartvvick and Danny Medina of the New Braunfels Volunteer Fire Depart ment helped the NBFD fight the flames The fire could easily have been much worse Medina said With the brush so dry the wind can play he said It could blow either way toward the church or The New Braunfels VFD has eight or nine members were trying to get Medina said The NBFD is still investigating the cause of the blaze Tireless effort on Sesquicentennial projects earns Purdum the Besserung Award By DOUG LOVEDAY Managing Editor The Besserung Award given annu ally by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce honors that member who best exemplifies the con cepts of community involvement and improvement This years honoree announced at Fridays annual banquet and awards ceremony exemplifies all of those qualities and many more Chamber members gave a rousing ovation to this years award winner Bobbie Purdum a lifelong resident whose tireless work organizing and promoting Sesquicentennial projects and events during the past year left many in awe and others inspired Some of the Sesquicentennial pro jects she either created or had a hand in seeing to fruition included Placement of granite markers in cities along the route taken by New Braunfels founders Handmade quilt project Time capsule HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Carter Casteel congratulates Bobbie Purdum at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet Friday night Marker placed at site of Herman display at the Civic Center Seeles first school Bobbie Purdum is truly an out First Founders property lot mark standing citizen of this community and ers and nas been a dynamic force in the preser Sesquicentennial metal etching vation and exhibition of its outgoing Chair of the Board Carter Bobbie Purdum is truly an outstanding citizen of this community and has been a dynamic force in the preser vation and exhibition of its Carter Casteel Casteel said There could never be a more appropriate time to recognize her major contributions to New Braunfels than at the conclusion of our Sesqui centennial celebration in which she has played such a major In addition to her work on Sesqui centennial projects Bobbie was also a member of the Steering Committee of the first Heritage Exhibit in 1971 and has served every year since then on the Heritage Exhibit Advisory Com mittee A life member of the Sophien berg Musuem she and Linda Dietert instigated the revival of the July 4th activities and she conceived the idea for Folkfest It was a special evening for Bob bies husband Tom as well He was honored for his many years of service as president of the chamber which concluded last year Together the Pur dums efforts on behalf of the Chamber and New Braunfels did not go unap preciated by any in attendance Friday All I can say is I had a wonderful teacher my Bobbie told the packed Civic Center audience 1 love this community with all of my just like he does But without people like you this would never hap Bobbie Purdum joins other Besserung Award winners including last years recipient Dennis Heitkamp Other awards were handed out at the banquet Friday including the Blue Coat of the Year Award which this year went to Ramon Chapa Sr To get a complete listing of those honored last night see die Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce sup plement inside todays newspaper Smoky gets his man in just eight minutes By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A whole neighborhood couldnt do it in four hours but it took New Braunfels Police dog Smoky only eight minutes to rescue a missing 78yearold man Friday afternoon Friends and neighbors had been searching for about two hours when they sought police help said NBPD Chief Ray Douglas The man had been missing from his home on the 1200 block of Bluff Creek since about that morning They were especially concerned because he had poor eyesight and may have had Alzheimers he said Officers filed a missing persons report then cordoned off the area They checked the easy areas Douglas said Rough terrain and thick underbrush hampered the search They called in a K9 unit and Scott Lange and Smoky arrived on the he said Smoky and Lange went into the mans backyard Right away the dog lifted his head up telling his handler he had found Douglas said Smoky led Lange to a spot about 300 yards from the house and pulled up pointing out the It took all of eight minutes for the Douglas said man was lying down and looked tired but he was he said He even walked under his own pow er to his Smoky found the man only about 30 yards from a cliff Lange and his dog displayed a side of police dogs that people dont often get to see Douglas said Theyre trained to run down bur glars and bad guys and take bullets for their handlers They can pick narcotics out of a jar at the bottom of a swim ming pool but they can also track a lost child or elderly photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Helping hands Friends of Charles Luna present him with a check for raised by the Saints Peter and Paul School Student Council to help Charles family pay his medical bills Charles is battling leukemia Chamber of Commerce year in review and plans for 1996 See Special Section inside this paper