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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Unicorns ready to host Bastrop Bears tonight See Sports Page 5 Braunfels 50 CENTS Market Plaza c Herald 176 UE YAHDELL DR Et PASO TX 79V03 8 pages in one section Tuesday February Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years of ROBIN WILLIAMS ung MS Vol 144 No 60 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Robin Williams Diana Cam pos Emily Jean Villanueva 10 and Tina Gonzales Happy anniversary wishes to Dana and Gretchen Gold 25 and Sonny and Babe Schaefer 50 Pollen Count Mold Cedar Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter ol air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 282 cubic feet per sec ond up 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 05 Main Street puts on seminars The New Braunfels Main Street Design Committee will host a seminar on Advertis Your Business1 Feb 13 Other upcoming seminars include Signage in Keeping with Concept and Building Feb 27 and Good Merchandising Great and Easy Window Displays March 12 Each of the free seminars begins at at City Hall in the Municipal Court room 424 S Castell Ave Bring a brown bag dinner Beverages and dessert will be provided 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 The HeraldZeitung also needs nominations for its Citi zen of the Year award Mail or drop off a letter telling us about your Unsung Hero candidate to HeraldZeitung Heroes 707 Landa St New Braunfels TX 78130 Nominations may also be faxed to 6251224 Make sure to include your own name and daytime telephone number Logo contest Youth ArtBeat committee is looking for a logo to symbolize the event The winning entry will be used on Tshirts pro grams and posters Students may use up to three colors in their designs for printing pur poses black is considered a color The theme this year is Alive with Designs should be submit ted through school art teach ers or to the Main Street Office Municipal Building 424 S Castell New Braunfels Deadline is Friday March 1 For information call 6082100 DJ dance Hispanic Organization for Public Information will sponsor a DJ fundraiser Friday Feb 9 from 8 to midnight at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hall Tickets are in advance or at the door Call Sylvia at 6259213 for information Twoteens held in shooting By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A New Braunfels man may be able to say his pickup saved his life Oscar Acevedo 31 was treated and released from the hospital after being shot in the back of the neck Sunday afternoon when he was sitting in his pickup truck according to Comal County Sheriffs Department records The bullet passed through the trucks window glass and Acevedos jacket before hitting him The bullet may also have passed through the tailgate Lt Sumner Bowen said Two Solms area juveniles have been detained in con nection with the shooting Sheriffs deputies were called to the FM 482 Rusch Lane area to help a shooting victim at Sunday Deputies cordoned off the area and a white vehicle tried to escape Bowen said Deputies stopped the vehicle and the two peo ple inside matched witnesses descriptions of the shooters Witnesses said two young men had shot several times at Acevedos pickup with a rifle and a pistol hitting the truck at least four times Three passengers in the truck an adult male and two small children were unhurt The suspects gave investigators conflicting statements about the cause of the shooting Bowen said Although one of the juveniles is an admitted gang member Sheriff Jack Bremer said he doesnt believe the assault was gang related There are always facts which come out later in the investigative cycle which may change my opinion but right now gang rivalry does not appear to be the underlying Bremer said The two youths were magistrated by Justice of the Peace Diana Campos They have been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon a second degree felony They are being detained at the Hays County Juvenile Facil ity in San Marcos HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A Canyon Lake teenager was injured when she flipped her car on FM 3159 yesterday Sand spread on road during storm causes car to flip By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Possible driver inattention and sand left on the side of the road from the recent winter storm caused a one car rollover near Startzville Monday afternoon a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper said Summer Joyce Daharsh 17 of Canyon Lake was transported by Canyon Lake EMS to McKenna Memorial Hospital for minor injuries She was later released Daharsh was driving a 1987 blue Toyota Tercel coupe when it rolled over at about DPS and Comal County Sheriffs Deputies were called out to the accident scene which was three miles west of Startzville on FM 3159 The rollover totaled the car She Daharsh was going north on FM 3159 going up a hill and a curve when she traveled off the road into loose gravel on the DPS Trooper Randy Wells said When she got into the sand this caused her to lose control and spin She oversteered and the car turned backwards with the drivers side hitting the embankment hitting a road sign and she flipped over and slid 50 Wells said Daharsh did not know how she got off the road and into the sand but Wells said it might have been driver inattention Canyon Lake EMS said Daharsh was able to get out of the car before help arrived New group wants kids to get hooked on fishing not drugs By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A Canyon Lake woman is urging children to get high on fishing not drugs Fishing provides a moral foundation for chil dren because it emphasizes conservation taking a stand against litter and Candy Pey ton owner of Ceramic City in Sattler said Fish ing is something they can do on their own and gives them time and space to think Yet it is still Peyton along with pro bass tournament fish erman Shorty Sutton and the Canyon Lake Evening Lions Club plans to start up a chapter of Get Hooked on Fishing Not The chapter is part of the Future Fisherman Founda tion which is a nationwide organization It is easy to tell kids not to do this but it is better to tell them not to do this but to try this Peyton said Peyton said the Get Hooked on Drugs chapter will target children from ele mentary to middle school Children from Moun tain Valley Elementary School Smithson Valley Middle School and Bill Brown Elementary School are being encouraged to join the chapter and each of the schools will be rotating as meeting places for the children probably on a monthly basis Children and adults from all over Comal County and New Braunfels are invited to join The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Corps of Engineers will help the Get Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs chapter get started Jimmy Gonzales of Inland Fish eries Management Division will conduct a free class for adults to become certified fishing instruc tors on Sunday Feb 18 at at the Rio Raft meeting room on River Road A fishing clinic to be sponsored by the Lions Club at Canyon Park on Saturday April 13 will certify kids to become fishermen They will have hands on experience related to the different phases of Peyton said At the clinic Peyton said kids will take an oath against drugs and promise to protect the natural Peyton said the chapter will invite important people such as game wardens and firemen to come out and speak to the group at their meetings For more information call Peyton or Sutton at 210 8997608 nights or weekends or 210 9644038 Ice storm leaves behind happy body repair shop owners By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor The Big Freeze of 1996 was bad news for most residents who had to deal with keeping pets warm frozen pipes slick roads and traffic jams But for the owners of auto body repair shops the freeze is like an early Christmas Ive been in business for eight years and this is the busiest I have ever said Benny Whitehead owner of Expert Auto Haus on FM 725 Id say its at least a 30 percent increase in business and that is quite a bit We cant even get more cars in right now theres so many of And Whiteheads experience is far from unique As one of the wrecker drivers on the citys rotation his tow truck was called to several accident scenes so his shop filled up immedi ately But with 35 accident reports taken by New Braunfels police Thurs day alone there are plenty of dented fenders to go around Joe Medellin general manager of New Braunfels Body Shop on Key Industrial Drive said he gave 14 esti mates Monday by 3 Since he does not operate a wrecker service Medellin said he is just starting to see the impact of the freeze I figure well get half the jobs we gave estimates for so were looking for a big he said Darrell Deptawa body shop man ager at Becker Motor Company on Seguin Avenue said he did not have a count on the increase but he had done way more estimates than People are just now getting their claims done and getting the cars moved over he said Whitehead said the icy roads were great for him Snow storms ice storms we like it he said Whitehead advised people whose cars were damaged in accidents to read their insurance policies carefully and to insist on parts manufactured by the car company that built the car if their policies allow it He said after market parts not produced by the car manufacturer are often made of infe rior materials and sometimes do not fit as well as factory parts He advised people to pay the extra for factory parts even if their car is not covered and they are paying for the work themselves It is never worth it to use aftermarket parts to me Its like cutting corners on your Deptawa agreed unless it is an old er car because You can save quite a bit A new fender that might cost you might be able to get for he said Medellin on the other hand said there is nothing wrong with aftermar ket parts Four years ago a lot of them were worth nothing but now they are just as good as factory parts There are some things where I would advise a person to spend the extra for factory parts rubber bumpers moldings He said when picking a body repair shop people should ask friends for referrals instead of just picking a shop out of the telephone book And if their insurance wont pay for a rental car while their car is being repaired they should ask if the shop offers loaner cars FOR I HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Icy roads last week mean busy body repair shops this week County judges handgun stolen from courthouse By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Thieves targeted the county build ing last week and a gun belonging to County Judge Carter Casteel was one of the items they stole Casteel discovered the firearm was missing Jan 29 and filed a complaint with the Sheriffs Department according to sheriffs records The thief had to open several sepa rate locks to get at the gun which was valued at about sheriffs reports said Over cash was reported stolen from the county clerks office That theft probably happened Jan 30 or 31 Weve had some thefts at the courthouse but were working on Casteel said We had a meeting yes terday morning with the sheriff members of the court and some otif The thefts happened just as county was in the process of choosing new tighter security measures The sheriff is reviewing bid specifica tions for a new courthouse security system Casteel sajd and will pieserit them to the commissioners court soon The Sheriffs is still investigating the thefts Youre Casteel said you trust people and you think everybody put there is fair and theyre 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