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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Runners to converge at Canyon lake for 5K run See Sports Paoe 5 New Braunfels The Plan Bandstand 10 pages in one section Thursday May mmmm MI A m AJWB mi M016 178 MICROPUBLISHING YAMDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Serving Coma County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of MARY AND JIMMY LIWIS Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Fela Cabello Happy anniversary wishes to Mary and Jerry Lewis 36 Scott and Karen Nance nine James and Lorine Startz Sr BUI and Sharon Hofferkhter 25 and Steven and Jennifer Helm camp 26 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count MoM810 Pofen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 02 from yesterday Carl Schurz May Fete coming Friday Family fun is on the agenda at Carl Schurz School Friday May 3 from to featuring food fun games and prizes Public invited VFW pancake supper fo be Keld Thureday Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 will hold a pancake supper Thursday May 2 from 5 to at the Post Home on Peace Avenue Cost will be per plate and tick ets may be purchased at the Post Home For information call Ski Haneiwich at 6200223 or the Post Home at 6259961 Ten kilometer walk goes through Gruene The Braunfels Marsch und Wandergruppe will spon sor a 10K walk Saturday and Sunday in conjunction with the annual Folkfest celebra tion Registration will be from 8 to 1 at the Old Churchill School across from Conservation Plaza Walkers get free entry to Folkfest and the scenic walk goes through Gruene For information call Don Hildebrand at 6206522 Hermann Sons Lodge to meet Members of Hermann Sons Albert Kypferlodge meet Friday May 3 at 7 Members are asked to bring a salad Free fingerprinting service KMart and the Indepen dent Order of Foresters are providing free fingerprinting services for your childrens identification in case of an emergency or abduction This service will be extended to the community free of charge at KMart this Saturday May 4 from 9 am to Rummage sale Peace Lutheran Church Youth Group and Service Committee are sponsoring a rummage sale Saturday May 4 in the Church Fellowship Hall Sales benefit youth activities Sale begins at 9 and lasts until 3 Peace Lutheran is located at 1147 South Walnut This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint not guilty again HeraldZaltuna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Prosecutor Wesley Dean questions Al Cowlings last night at the Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department which served as the courtroom for a mock trial of Simpson held by Boy Scout Troop 387 The jury found Simpson not guilty of murder and Cowlings not guilty on a charge of acces sory to murder Farmers feel pinch i tj as drought drags on By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer As die drought conditions plaguing South Texas linger many local fanners are starting to see the effects on their crops Comal County Assistant Extension Agent Roger Havlak said the growing season for wheat and oats is fin ished and yields were poor due to lack of rain He said he has not been out to look at local farms recently but he has been told most farmers baled the wheat or grazed it out He was told those that did harvest the wheat only got about five bushels per acre from it Some are not even harvesting it because the produc tion was so low Some might but theyll still have a very low production said Havlak Local farmers also had to decide recently whether or not to plant corn and milo with no sign of rain in sight Havlak said some may have waited a little longer to plant this year to see if any rains would come to moist en the ground However the majority did plant and the recent showers may have helped a little But we will definitely need some more rain soon to keep the plants he said Havlak has been told com is usually knee high by now but is only a foot high He said this will mean a really stunted The halfinch rain April 9 and the rain the other night has helped the milo crop but total rainfall still remains very very Even if the milo m the fields continues to the sporadic rains it will only yield twothirds of what it ordinarily does because of the lack of moisture lower down That gives you an idea of what its said Havlak We just need to continue getting these rains Its not too late for a good rain to come in and save the crops that are out Blacks discuss response to Klan rally By DOUG LOVEDAY Managing Editor Elected officials and local church leaders are continuing their call for area residents to stay away from a planned Ku Klux Klan rally June 1 on the Plaza Mayor Paul Fraser County Judge Carter Casteel and Ministeri al Alliance president the Rev Judy Miller spoke at Tuesdays Black Heritage Society meeting and issues like alternative rallies and dealing with the media were discussed Basically what were asking peo ple to do is dont go down and give them any attention Its just that sim Fraser said Wednesday Several activities including a Uni ty Rally and an interdenominational prayer service have been discussed recently by various leaders as a means for local residents to express themselves in regard to the Klan ral ly and what it stands for No specifics have been worked out as yet how ever The Black Heritage Society has made it clear that avoiding the Plaza on the evening of June 1 is the best strategy citizens of all colors can take a BHS member said Wednes day That was our thought in the beginning The best thing is for peo Iff they get the attention they want they may feel as if they can come back another Ervin pie not to said Walter Ervin What were going to do is urge people here all people to just not show up Theyre looking for attention If they get the attention they want they may feel as if they can come back another he said Bradzoil Lubeathon to raise cash for Cancer Society By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer If youve been putting off getting your oil changed Bradzoil will soon give you a chance to take care of your car while helping others On May 18 Bradzoil will give all proceeds for the days oil changes to the Comal County American Cancer Society From 8 am to 5 on May 18 Brad zoil located at 988 Mission Drive will provide its full service oil change includ ing vacuuming checking tires and clean ing the windshield for their regular price of The money will then be turned over to ACS to be used for the Starlight Gala said Cameron Bradfute of Bradzoil Last year about 160 cars took part in the Lubeathon about double the number of cars on a typical day He said he would like to triple a typical day this year which would raise more than for the ACS I felt like we needed to do something extraordinary to get more involvement and to get everyone to put forward more said Bradfute Theres not very many people that cancer hasnt touched in some way whether it was a family member or a he said ACS Gala Chairman Linda Gabbard said the funds raised will be used to offset the costs of the Starlight Gala She said this allows the gala to realize bigger profits so it eventually ends up going towards the Cancer Pennzoil Products Co is supplying the oil and Allied Sales Co is providing the filters Bradfute said he will have addi tional employees on hand to keep the wait to 10 minutes Gabbard said the New Braunfels Smokehouse and TCBY have also made donations and free food and drinks will be available for customers Its ai festive said Bradfute AH the guys are excited about it and all the volunteers are excited too We just need customers to show photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Mighty big fun Ellse Sharem and Lucretla Long enfoy a ride at the Mighty Thomas Carnival The carnival continues at the fairgrounds through Sunday t ArVt Ty Tf r I saidthefundsraisedwillbeusedtooffset need customer to show Thomas Carnival The carnival continues at the fairgrounds over to ACS to be used for the Starlight through Sunday a Residents prepare to pick new mayor councilmembers FSM BaB By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer New Braunfels voters will go to the polls Saturday to pick from a slate of six candidates for city council and may oral races Three races will be contested may or District 5 and District 6 Councilwoman Jan Kennady and Cheryl Scott are vying for mayor The District 5 race features Jim Hendricks and Cathy Talcott In District 6 Juliet Watson and Mary Lou Erben are bat tling for that seat For the first time in 30 years voters will choose the mayor at large and the two council districts have been re drawn Scott vs Kennady Scott said the big issue she is con cerned about is the recent five percent increase in New Braunfels Utilities rates and the approval of revenue bonds for NBU voted on by the council I believe it is the right for citizens to vote on any bond issues passed by the city Scott said Water traffic and combating crime with good Neighborhood Watch pro grams were three other issues that Scott said she will address if she is elected mayor She also wants to establish informal meetings with citizens in one district per month with her and the coun cilmember from that district It would be very informal people would sit down and address the issues pertaining to that Scott said Kennady Scott Scott feels her many years as a banker credit collector and a con struction equipment saleswoman give her an understanding for the concerns of city taxpayers I work like everyone else she said I will be very conscience of where the money is being Kennady a three year councilmem ber said she is concerned about the citys future concerning water and growth The environment especially water green spaces and clean air are my con Kennady said I think we should go ahead and continue a dia logue with San Antonio on the water issue and require fairness from other cities on that The city should review its master plan and try to develop better roads and stricter ordinances to accommo date incoming growth Kennady said She said she would try to combat crime by youth programs such as Communities In Schools and DARE I have volunteered in 35 local and civic organizations and that has brought me up to speed on how citizens fee and their viewpoints about Kennady said Hendricks vs Talcott Having the peoples voices heard and growth are two issues that Hen dricks want to address The big issue is when they raised the utility rates without the peoples voices being Hendrick a real estate appraiser and businessman said Peoples voices need to be heard on these Hendricks said he wants to use funds from the citys tax to make improvements to streets and drainage in the city Weve got to get ready for the increase in our Hendricks said We cant stay in the street and wait for the steamroller to get To provide adequate housing for newcomers and citizens alike Hen dricks says the city should support efforts to go after funds or grants to bring in low cost affordable hous Talcott said that maintaining and keeping our resources pristine will be one of the issues she wants addressed if she is elected to the council Since District 5 has two rivers the Comal and the Guadalupe there will always be tourist traffic and that will always be a big Talcott said I have open communication with the owners of Schlitterbahn and the only thing we can do is keep all communi cation open and talk about I Hendricks Talcott Erben Watson Talcott said she favors summer work programs that keep kids busy and keeps them from joining gangs She said her involvement as vice president of the Downtown Association and participation in the Leadership New Braunfels program gives her the qualifications to be a good council man Erben vs Watson Registered nurse and day care own er Erben said traffic congestion is a big concern of hers The main problem in District 6 is traffic in residential areas and I am concerned about keeping the integrity of the Erben said With more people coming through the residential neighborhoods she is concerned that crime and vandalism could increase in those areas My responsibility is to keep con stituents informed and get their total participation in making the best deci sions for them in dealing with these Erben said She also wants to see downtown revitalized so that it will be attractive for new businesses coming to New Braunfels Erben said her years as a registered nurse and business person have given her the skills to work and communicate well with people Watson an associate psychologist for the Comal Independent School Dis trict said growth is also a concern of hers especially the issues relating to traffic and water I think we are on the right road concerning water options for the Watson said We need to work with the San Antonio City Council in urging them to get an alternative water City services such as police and fire need to be looked at so that they can provide adequate services to the citi zens when the growth comes Watson said We need to redraw our master plan and look at the changes and the dynam ics in the Watson said Watson cited her service in the city by serving on the river committee and the noise ordinance committee Water crisis calls for sacrifices even in ritzy Garden Ridge See Opinion Page 4   

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