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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY New Braunfels set for challenge of move to See Sports Page 5 The Plaza Bandstand 14 pages in one section Friday February New Braunfels Herald 50 CENTS 410 rt016 S 0 W E S T M1C R 0 P U B IS HIM G Jj 2627 E YANDELL DR TX 79903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 ye irs Home of TINA PARTIDA ing Vol 144 No 58 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Nicholas Timmermann one Tefresa Lynn Supulver 18 Paige Fout 18 and Tina Partida Weather shuffles childrens play schedule Todays performance of the Mtssoula Childrens Theatre production of Jack and the Beanstalk has been can celled However a second show has been added Saturday Performances will be at 5 and 7 tomorrow at the Civic Center Tickets are Call 6090454 for information Junior Livestock Show Association meets The Comal County Junior Livestock Show Association meets at Monday Feb 5 in the Comal County Extension Service office at 132 S Water Lane The Revolutionary Mrs Adams Celebrate Presidents Month at Free Tuesday at the Childrens Museum in New Braunfels 183 IH35 at 1 Feb 6 Abigail Adams was the wife of the second president of the United States the mother of the sixth a farmer merchant revolutionary and surprisingly witty and passionate woman Come meet her as the Chil drens Museum presents Rebecca Bloomfield in The Revolutionary Mrs The 1 performance is free to families group rates are available for schools Mrs Adams will visit in person with museum patrons between 2 and 4 Staying in character she will show items from her big bag and discuss the life and times of revolution ary America Call 6200939 for more information Goodbye Girl Circle Arts Theatre presents a benefit performance of Neil Simons The Goodbye Girl for the Comal Area League of Women Voters on Feb 4 Tickets are available at China NThings and from Fran Estes 6257004 Domino tournament Saturday Lions 42 Domino Tourna ment will be held Saturday Feb 3 from 9 to 5 at the Senior Citizens Center on Landa Street Optimists to meet at Molly Joes The New Braunfels Optimist Club will hold its next meeting at Feb 5 at Molly Joes Restaurant Guest speaker will be Chip Schumacher of the Hill Coun try Nursery Downtown Association meets Tuesday The Downtown Association meets at noon Tuesday Feb 16 at Tree Tops Restaurant Quest speaker will be Feist of Sari Marcos Transit on What Downtown Can Expect With A New Bus Deep Freeze day two Bitter cold air pounds county ice forces closures HeraldZeitunaphotos by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels Police Corporal Russell Bell directs traffic around a wreck on FM 725 A car slid into the back of an 18 wheeler No Injuries were reported By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Arctic blasts slammed area school doors shut today but banks are open for business The freezing drizzle should continue through Saturday according to John Patton of the National Weather Service North winds tonight will be 10 to 15 miles per hour produc ing wind chills near he said Highs Saturday should only reach the upper 20s The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warn ing today through Saturday with Saturday night Hill Country lows near 10 Icy roads contributed to more than 30 car accidents in New Braunfels yesterday according to Lt John Wommack Sunday will begin to bring relief with cloudiness decreasing and highs in the 30s Monday will start to see more normal area weather conditions Id say a storm this cold of this duration and area only comes along once in five John Patton mostly clear and not as cold with lows in the 20s to near 30 Tuesday Comal County should see blue skies with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s If we can survive the week end theres Patton said People can dress warmly stay inside and throw a lew more logs on the fire but livestock arent so lucky The problem with new bom calves is the calories it takes to keep them alive in this kind of Patton said Keep them out of the wind thats about the only thing they can Texans transplanted from Icicles form on a tree al Camp Huaco Springs northern climes may be amused at the stir caused by a few days of subfreezing temperati res but South Texas doesnt hale much practice at dealing with Old Man Winter Off the top of my head Id say a storm this cold of this duration and area only comes along once in five Pat ton said County readies for security system amid string of burglaries By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners opened bids for court house security proposals Thursday with the knowledge that a fourth successful burglary has occurred in the complex within the last six weeks Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said the most recent burglary occurred Tuesday night He said there was no sign of forced entry and about was taken He said that in all thefour breakins have resulted in a weapon and small amounts of cash being taken from various locations in the three buildings County Judge Carter Casteel said Tuesdays burglary marked the fourth successful burglary in the complex and now all three buildings have been involved in the breakins Bremer said the four events occurred within the last 30 days to six weeks but he has no indication that the four are linked All of them are still under investigation Theres not a lot of leads but were following up on some things we do said Bremer Ironically the fourth burglary occurred just days before the commissioners opened bids for security atthe court house complex Casteel said the bids are being looked at and hopes it will only take a couple of weeks before a recommendation is made Bremer said there is no way to tell how long it will take to approve a bid and a plan and get it installed He said he is implementing an interim plan until then Im going to take some other measures and get some other things done until said Bremer Casteel said she believes the burglaries will cause peo ple involved with the plan to focus more and come to some sort of agreement on security quicker Its making some of us quit the arguing about some things and its making all of us focus a little more I she said Bremer said that had the proposed security plan been in place at the time of the most recent burglary the Sheriffs Department would have been aware of a problem in the bujlding Had we had our security system in place with the motion detectors any motion after hours would have been said Bremer Flood warning system for Guadalupe pursued By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Camping along the Guadalupe River between Canyon Dam and New Braun fels will get safer Plans are underway to develop system to monitor the river and set off sirens if a flash flood hits according to Comal County Fire Mar shal Milton Willmann Willmann said he has wanted some sort of warning system for a long However he said an incident around Memorial Day weekend may have pushed the issue to the forefront The day after everyone left town on Memorial Day weekend it started to rain in the middle of the night Will mann said between six and 11 inches of rain fell and several areas flooded He said no one was seriously injured but tents and cars were under water A string of campgrounds line the river along River Road Even the weather service was a lit tle fooled because that little cloud didnt look like it was dropping that said Willmann Thats what sparked the newest interest in monitoring the Willmann said the system which is still in the early planning stages would have gauges to monitor rain in the watershed area as well as the river lev el He said the system would probably be similar to the one in Kerr County where the gauges are tied by antenna to software in a central monitoring system He said the software would update con ditions every 20 minutes but a person could also call up current conditions within two to five minutes It can also be program so that when levels reach a certain point it will alert whoever is watching the said Willmann He said the funding for the system as well as some of the finer details will be discussed at a meeting Tuesday after noon Representatives from the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority the Edwards Underground Water District the Water Oriented Recreation District the National Weather Service and the Sheriffs Department will attend a meet ing with Willmann One of the points that will be dis cussed will be who will be responsible for the system and the monitoring Will mann said k determination has not been made yet However he would like an agency lik the National Weather Ser vice to be esponsible for the monitor ing He sad it could do the predicting and forecasting and the Fire and Sher iffs departments would be able to access the information to determine when flood warnings need to go out We then establish historical data that wjould help us determine when evacuations or warnings would be nec essary to give people especially campers along the river time to move to a little higher he said Willmann there is still a lot of work that needs to be done on the project and it is hard to estimate a completion date However he would like to see something done by the end of April In the meantime Willmann said he has been working with WORD man ager Jim 1 nman to develop an evacua tion plan that establishes places peo ple can move to that generally do not flood Hi said the plans are about halfway complete and it is now a mat ter of getting them written down and agreed to u HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNAU winner I Ann Kuehler front right won the Sesquicentennial Quilt raffled off at last Fridays Chamber of Commerce Banquet She is pictured with outgoing Chamber of Commerce Chairman Carter Casteel Nell Morton and Mary Ann Thompson Kuehler a lifelong New Braunfels resident said that after serving on several Sesquicentennial committees winning the quilt was the icing on the De Lay and Laney to be featured at annual Texas Legislative Conference From Staff Reports Majority Whip of the House of Representatives Tom De Lay and Speaker of the Texas House of Repre sentatives Pete Laney are headliners at the 30th Annual Texas Legislative Conference to be held in New Braun fels on March 2122 De Lay in a Representative from Houston and as Majority Whip he is the third most powerful person in the House of Representatives Laney will be honored as Texan of the Year at a reception on Thursday March 21 in the New Braunfels Civic Center He will give the opening speech on Friday March 22 De Lay will be the featured speaker at the Friday noon luncheon De Lay is a member of Congress representing the 22nd District of Texas which includes Brazoria Fort Bend and Har ris counties Congressman De Lay began his legislative career in 1978 when he became the first Fort Bend County Republican ever elected to the Texas House of Representatives In 1984 he moved to the House of Representatives He currently holds the third highest leadership post in the House Republican Conference The deadline for registering as an associate sponsor is Monday February 9 according to Bennie Bock II chair of the arrangements committee Informa tion on associate sponsorships and gen eral registration is available at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at Following Laney on Friday morning a panel of political experts will make predictions on upcoming elections and what issues will be the hot topics in the campaigns Moderating this panel will be George Christian vicepresident of Texas Taxpayers and Research Asso Tom ciation and former press secretary to Governor Price Daniel Governor John Connally and President Lyndon B Johnson Panelists will include well known political analyst Karl C Rove and George Shipley Rove has been an advisor to several notable Republican candidates and Shipley has been in similar positions for Democrats according to Allan Shivers chair of the Conference Advisory committee Shivers added This program seg ment should be very lively and full of humor and Another conference feature will be entitled Is the Role of Congress Changing This panel will include former congressmen Kent Hance Joe Kilgo re and Jake Pickle Advisory Commit tee Chair Allan Shivers Jr said We are fortunate to have Tom De Lay as our principal speaker at the noon luncheon He is not only in a powerful position but this young Texas businessman is becoming increasingly popular on the national The conference and Texan of the Year Reception is sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce This year the conference has six co sponsors Bank of America Texas Entex A NorAm Energy Company Guadalupe Valley Telephone CoOp Lower Colorado River Authority PacifiCare in the Southwest and South western Bell Telephone of Texas The conference will celebrate its 30th year on March 2122 in the New Braunfels Civic Center For informa rion on early registration discounts con tact the Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce Box New Braunfels Texas 78131 1417 or call 210 6252385 For subscription or advertising information Icall the HeraldZeitung at 6259144   

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