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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Preview the regional track and field tournament See fV New Braunfels Salute to he dough boy 10 pages In one section Thursday April Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for than 144 years Home of COOV mMN T v Inside Market S Id in m ti sch Birthday wishes from tho The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Julie Seay Cora Johnston Cody Erbcn 14 George Garcia Jr 10 Sarah Gutierres 16 Vanessa Cabeilo and Robert Mauren Happy anniversary to Lucille and Chester Pehl 46 and Brian and Michelle Hubertus four To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 fallen Count trace Oak 216 Pecan 0 Mulberry 0 Polen measured In parts per cubic meter of air netdnga taken yesterday Information provided by Or Frank River Information Coma River 21 1 cubic feet per sec ond dotfn 4 from yesterday Aquifer Panther Canyon Wefl feet above sea level down 03 from yesterday Sexual assault advocacy training offered In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month the Comal County Womens Center is presenting sexual assault advocacy training for volun teer advocates wanting to work with victims of incest assaults The program has been expanded in the last six months and advocates are badly needed to answer the hotline as well as to accom pany viptims to the hospital and through the legal system Training is offered twice a month on Tuesdays from to at the center and will continue for about eight weeks Advocates will be required to attend eight or more twohour training ses sions to do reading at home pass preand posttests and to acquire more experience by shadowing more experi enced sexual assault advo cates Call 6207520 to sign up for the next training session Plaza Nites Thursday April 25 at 7 is the final installment of this years Plaza Nites concert series at the bandstand Mariachi Ecos de America is the featured entertainment for the final concert Bring a lawn chair and a picnic The series is sponsored by Main Street Style show benefits symphony On Friday April 26 at 7 in the New Braunfels Civic Cen ter there will be a style show with fashions made from cot ton found at Mission Valley Tex tiles The show will be a benefit for the MidTexas Symphony Guild Tickets are being sold by MidTexas Symphony debu tantes and by Mission Valley Textiles and Retail Outlet Call Debbie Meek at 620 4869 Patsy Vann at 6251422 or Mission Valley Textiles at 6204607 Rummage Eagles Auxiliary rummage sale will be held Saturday April 27 at Eagles Hall from 8 to 4 Members are urged to start bringing articles to Eagle Hall so everything can be sort ed and marked for the sale To get donations picked up cajl or 6293224 Woman killed in crash A New Braunfels woman died In this accident which occurred on the 2600 block of Loop 337 at today Maria Rose Flugrath 28 of Lone Oak Road was exiting Loop 337 to Highway 46 when the vehicle went off the pavement and flipped three times The driver of a dump truck at the scene said that when Flugraths Ford Explorer flipped It flew over his truck without touching It Flugrath was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by New Braunfels EMS where she was pronounced dead There were no other passen gers in the vehicle antiKlan rally ByMEUMEQERlK Staff Writer Early voting heavy for city y y X light for CISD school board By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Early voting for a mayor city coun cil members and school board trustees is quickly drawing to a close and cit izens are reminded to express their opinions through the City Secretary Veronica Sarkozi said early voting turnout as of Tuesday was 710 She said she believes this may be a little more than typical The new system more interest and voting for a mayor may be contributing factors She said as many as to could vote by the closing of the polls out real good with about 150 on the first day Now were aver aging about 100 a she said In the mayoral race city coun cilmember Jan Kennady is running against businesswoman Cheryl Scott In District 5 the race for the city coun cil seat is between real estate agent appraiser Jim Hendricks and busi nesswoman Cathy Talcott In District 6 child care owner Mary Lou Erbeh faces Juliet Watson an associate school dentSchool Disnict Early voting for the city races is being held in Room 306 of the Comal County Courthouse Annex and polls close Tuesday April 30 Sarkozi said polls will also be open Saturday April 27 from 9 to 2 to give people additional time to vote Two seats on the board of trustees for CISD are also up for election and turnout has been light As of Tuesday 36 votes had been caste for District 3 and 41 for District 4 for a total of 77 votes Jo Schwab who is in charge of the districts elections said this is low er than normal turnout I think theres just not much inter est Theres she said The closer we get to the closing date the more turnout we may In District 3 vjlj Lois Duggan and Scott Watson the president of Continental Long Dis tance In District 4 incumbent Thomas Bruce is being challenged by attorney Doug Nail Jr Polls for early voting are Comal Ele mentary Bulverde Elementary Bill Brown Elementary Mountain Valley Elementary and the Comal County Courthouse Only resident of Districts 3 and 4 can vote in the election However they can vote at any of the early voting locations Many churches and minority asso ciations are planning to unite in peace ful protest of the planned Klu Klux Klan rally June 1 If somethings going to be done about it then lets do it said Ron Gonzales president of the Greater Hispanic of Commerce Gonzales said the Hispanic chamber is researching how minority groups in other cities responded to KKK rallies and will decide how to respond after getting feedback Rev Daryl Higgins pastor of First Protestant Church said he wants to work through the Ministerial Associa tion with other churches to hold a prayer service singing fest or other type of rally the same night the KKK is in town The Christians of New Braunfels will gather to show what our town really stands Higgins said But whatever the churches do Hig gins said they do not want to create absolute havoc for the Were not interested in turning it into a Higgins said Many local pastors agreed I dont think we need to get into a shouting match with them Thats not what Christ would said Ray Still pastor of Oakwood Baptist Church Rev Fred Martin senior pastor of First United Methodist Church said he would consider a rally a different location to preach the inclusiveness of the to counteract the KKKs HiggjrtS said the churches also will work with local black and Hispanic churches and other minority associa tions to plan an event The Black Heritage Society will decide how to respond at an execu tive board meeting Tuesday night at the Dittlinger Memorial Library Nathan Millet director of the Black Heritage Society said he will contact the San Marcos and San Antonio chap ters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for advice and support Millet said he also might invite talk I dont think we to Into a shouting match with Ray Sti show hosts Oprah Winfrey and Mon tel Williams to participate in an anti Klan rally Although Millet said he does not want them in town if the KKK was denied the chance to speak the Klan would be more determined to get its message to New Braunfels residents We disapprove of them coming but I we should let them come and get it over Millet said City Manager Mike Shands said the city and county attorneys have been discussing the best location for the Klansmen to rally without infringing on their rights the area between the Coma Coun ty Courthouse and the Hummel Muse um may be the best place for the KKK since the area provides better security and crowd control Shands said Michael Lowe state director for the KKK originally had asked for per mission to use either the courthouse steps or the Plaza Bandstand for the rally Lowe said he thought the proposed location would diminish the size of the crowd I would doubt that I would accept he said Homey dont play that game Were not going to be stuck some where for police convenience or for political Lowe added Shands alsourged protests should Wait of the KKK rally are finalized Were still trying to put together a game Shands said Trying to plan an antirally may result in wors ening the Lowe said a prayer service and qui et protest doesnt bother and would keep troublemakers away But he said he did not want loud protest on the site of rally Why disrupt and steal away from us he said Klansmen are planning to rally from to June 1 Canyon Lake man elected president of Texas Retired Teachers Association By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Bob Richards a member of the Canyon Lake Retired Teachers Association was elected president of the Texas Retired Teach ers Association TRTA at the organi zations convention earlier this month I feel this is one of those organiza tions that does things for other peo Richards said at a lunch recep tion and meeting held in his honor at the Rio Raft Company Richards has been a retired edu cator and admin istrator for the last 11 years He spent Rjcherds 38 years in the education profession 13 years teaching and 25 years in admin istration Richards goals are to insure that retired teachers and school personnel are well represented in the Texas Leg islature We have a goal within the next few years to increase our membership from to Richards said Richards said TRTA has done a lot for retired teachers over the past few years such as providing health insur ance and benefits Before retiring in 1985 Richards was an educator at Pawnee Victoria and Kingsville After he retired he became a headmaster for an Episcopal school in Kingsville a job he held for four years While he was in Kingsville Richards served as vicepresident of the Kingsville TriCity Retired Teach ers Association 198889 and presi dent He then served as pres ident of District II Before being elected president Richards served as first vicepresident of the TRTA Executive Board and chaired the State Membership Com mittee Richards and his wife Margie have three sons and two daughters They have lived at Canyon Lake for the past three years Fashion show raises money for Women in Business By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE The Canyon Lake Women In Business Fourth Annual Fashion Art and Dinner Show at the Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club on April 11 was a success CLWIB vice presi dent Dee Dee Dunn said It went Dunn said When the Women in Business get togeth er we always have a good The fashion show raised with 125 people buying tickets for the event The money raised from the fashion show goes towards a scholarship fund for a graduating Smithson Valley High School senior girl The show was done in junction with the Canyon Ljike Art Guild Businesses that supplied fashions for the show were Helens Boutique of Canyon Lake and the Dress Bam formerly Lisa Js of New Braun fels A Hill Country landscape painting by artist Carol Bryant was raffled and won by Anna Schaffer of Canyon Lake The fashion show began a new year for the 1996 CLWIB officers President Pat Knipe VicePresident Dunn Secretary Jeani Ritchie and Treasurer Pamela Welch Dunn is looking forward to her fifth year as a CLWIB member Last year we topped over 80 members and each year gets better and Dunn said That is great considering the dynamics of the lake and how it is spread The CLWIB was founded in 1992 the same year Dunn relocated the family business Gardner Screen Printing from San Antonio to Canyon Lake When I moved here from San Antonio in October didnt know a soul except for Catherine a Dunn said Then a friend of mine stopped by and said Would you like me to introduce you to a couple of friends of mine So I went with her and when I walked into that room all of a sudden I had 35 friends It was like moving into a small town Canyon Lake Women in Business is a vehicle that gets you involved in the Dunn said an important task of the Women in Business is support ing Canyon Lake local businesses I think we are trying to meet the needs of promoting Canyon Lake businesses with the Shop Canyon Lake Dunn said For example we have a wonderful shop in Helens Boutique which has beautiful clothes fabrics and neat custom jewelry It has been here for 10 years but not everyone knows about them We have such a diverse group of businesses that we need to educate people on whats here There are some people who think they still need to go to San Antonio to get something instead of sup porting the community they moved to Well I can literally stay here and not have to go into San Antonio or New Get shots Saturday at the Bahn Schlitterbahn Waterpark will host a free immunization clinic at the park from 10 to 1 on opening day Saturday April 27 Children must be accompa nied by a parent or guardian and an immunization record must be presented Children should eat breakfast before being immunized Every child who is immunized during the clinic will receive a free admission certificate to the water park which is redeemable on April 27 or any other operating day through June Since the park does not charge admission for children under age three the adult who brings an infant age two and under for a shot will receive a free admission certificate Hang on Chad Klnnsmer holds onto rope so he stays stationary as the water rushes past him in the tube chute at Prince Solms Park yesterday For subscription or advertising information call the at   

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