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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Donations so far To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 Inside Sports Stammtisch Blfthday wishes from HeraldZeKung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Robert Lattery Kuen stler Robert Whitaker Mon David Stephens Molly Lauren Stewart 1 Dolores McCurley Daren Crager Bruce Crager Dustin Tagllabue 11 years Lou Ann Lula Mae Koepp Dorothy Fetters Leslie Gon zalez 4 Nick Rivers 1 year and Ron Brietzke 41 years Happy anniversary wishes go to Johnny and Susie Williams and Rhonda and Kenny Preusser 5 years Sat To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Wurstfest closes out in New Braunfels The annual Wurstfest cele bration in New Braunfels winds down Sunday with special musical performances and free admission to the grounds beginnngatS Special performance by Alpenfest will begin at followed by a 20member male choir from Butjenter Ger many at 5 The Shanty Chor Butjenter Blinkfuer will perform until in the Wursthalle A drawing for a free trip for two to Munich Germany place at 3 Wurst fest grounds open at 1 1 jYvill cbsejat JO Symphony society to hold special meeting A special meeting of the Mid Texas Symphony Society will be at pmMonday at Nor west Bank in Seguin The purpose of this special meeting is to consider a change in the bylaws to include a provision for endowments Anyone who has contributed to the MidTexas Symphony for the current season is a mem ber of the society and is encouraged to take part Spaces available for craft sale 16 Craft fair spaces are avail able for a Nov 16 fair at Peace Lutheran Church Call 620 0618 in the morning or 606 0313 after for more information Canyon FFA Boosters hold show meeting The Canyon FFA Booster Club will holcTtheir most impor tant meeting of the year at Monday in the CHS Com mons Registration for all shows will take place so everyone is encouraged to attend Black Heritage Society to meet The Black Heritage Society of Comal County will be meet ing at 7 on Nov 19 at the Dittlinger Memorial Library Items to be discussed include scholarships dona tions for Teen Connection and the Womens Shelter the art contest and raffle tickets For more information call 6066936 or NancyGreen at 6081625 Eagles Fish Fry to benefit cancer center The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie Auxiliary will sponsor a fish fry from 6 to 8 on Nov 23 at Eagles Hall 257 E South St The cost is and proceeds will go to the Eagles state pro ject The Texas Childrens Can cer Center Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston See Pages 5A andlB Daughters 13th birthday a milestone for family See Opinion Page 4A Living with Alzheimers Disease See special section New Braunfels Herald 20332 N009 SOWEST IlICROPUBLlSI 2627 E DR PASO IX 7 990 SUNDAY 54 pages in four sections Sunday November Serving the Comal County arda for more than 144 years Home of MICKI LAFFERY KUENSTLER Vol 144 No 260 Weather kind to Wurstfest celebration By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Preliminary numbers show atten dance is up during this years 1996 Wurstfest celebration This years attendance has been up because of the good weather we have had this Wurstfest Asso ciation President Rusty Brandt said We have had good publicity and our inquiries before the event were up this Wurstfest concludes this evening This years sunny days and mild evenings were far better than last years Wurstfest which had more colder days and one or two rainy days But Brandt said the Wurstfest Asso City to consider employee pay raises ciation also tries to add different types of entertainment and food every year to attract more visitors to Wurstfest We have a good Brandt said Every year we do something to See todays Wurstfest schedule Page 2A keep it fresh and enhance it We got a German choir and last Saturday we had a German band touring Texas stop by This helps other people tell about us and word of mouth is our best pub licity While we feel good about the for mation of the festival everywhere we make changes in entertainment and in Turn to Wurstfest Page 2A Drug bust New Braunfels Police Officer Spencer Gremmer and K9 officer Bacchus check out the more than 500 pounds of marijuana seized Saturday night in the WalMart Supercenter parking lot Police received a call of suspicious activi ty near a white pickup truck Upon arriving Bacchus began barking while still 50 feet away from the vehicle alerting his handler to the possible presence of drugs A false wooden bed in the back of the truck concealed packets of compressed marijuana More was found in the trucks tool box and cab No arrests were made at the scene and the license plates were expired as of November 1994 to an owner from Houston police said Lt John Wommack estimated the street value of the marijuana at more than The case is still under investigation Photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Staff Writer The city council Monday night will consider a recommendation to increase all city salaries by about 4 percent in a continuing effort to make its salaries competitive The raises are based on years of experience and the cost of living and if approved would become effective Nov 30 and paid on Dec 19 See related story Page 2A The proposed raise would increase city salaries by 4 percent at the average midpoint Salaries above the midway mark would increase by slightly less than 4 percent and salaries below by slightly more than 4 percent city finance staff said Officials said the reason for the adjustment is to ease the impact of inflation on employees who are on the lower end of salaries Overall the increase will total from the general fund of this years budget City officials said the raises still will not bring salaries to the average for cities about the size of New Braun fels If we dont keep advancing well lose employees to other City Finance Director Sharon Day said Were making steps forward and we want to continue The city restructured its pay scale one year ago by freezing salaries that were above average and increasing those that were below by a total of The city would have had to increase Turn to City Page 2A GIVING His ALL V photo by MICHAEL DARNAU Jsff Qarsnatt Isans on hit father for support after crossing ths finish line Saturday at tins stilts cross country mast In Round Rock For a complete wrapup of Unicorn cross country action Sss Page 1B Office merger on county By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Bill Reimer Just how to go about consolidating the County Attorneys office and the District Attorneys office will be discussed during a public hearing before commissioners court this week The hearing is scheduled for Wednes day from 8 to noon in the Commis sioners Courtroom District Attorney Bill Reimer who won election as county attorney last Tuesday on the promise of abolishing the County Attorneys office will pre sent his plans to commissioners at the hearing Assistant District Attorney Dib Waldrip who will succeed Reimer as district attorney will also be present at the hearing Reimer said consolidation could save taxpayers between to in direct costs yearly and possibly in indirect costs whichwould include saving mon ey on duplicate filings of cases in both offices Reimer said he and Waldrip have been working on four dif ferent plans and options on how a consolidated office would work and have given them to commissioners Basically we are tendering an office structure graph which shows the positions that would be created and what their duties and obligations are and then submitting them for Reimer said Waldrip said details of those options and plans would not be released until the plan is approved and finalized by com missioners We are workingfbn it Waldrip said As far as making the public it would be unfair to the employ ees because it rdfy not occur that Under the nrbposed plans Reimer said the consolidated office would programs such as noexcuse spousal pros Turn to Consolidation Page 2A Paying tribute to Americas veterans Medal of Honor winners remembered By MANUEL CAMARENO Special to the HeraldZeitung In the more than two centuries of this nations existence rarely has there been an extended peri od of peace time such as we know today Every generation has sent its fathers sons husbands brothers sisters and daughters to places they had never heard of to fight a war they had not start ed in order to maintain peace Out of these wars great names have emerged General Douglas McArthur General George Patton Commander Bernardo De Galvez Admi ral David Farragut and General Colin Powell and others No matter the branch of service they contributed greatly to our nations peace and are rarely mentioned in our history books Millions of us who have served in the armed forces are descendants of immigrants who came to this country to seek a better life and to flee from oppression and fear The part of the American history that could be forgotten is the loss of millions of lives in the bat tle for freedom The following are names of some of our Medal of Honor recipients who are well known to us There are several hundred more recipients who performed no less bravely than the Turn to Medal Page 5A Activities exservicemen By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer To Ski Haneiwich Veterans Day is close to his heart It is just the fact that all of us veterans lost said Haneiwich commander for both VFW Post 7110 and the Disabled Veterans Chapter 163 Veterans Day is for remember ing those who didnt survive We pay our respects pay homage and honor those veterans who didnt come back or those who passed New Braunfels will have a slew of activities Newest board member still an unknown to m to commemorate Veterans Day tomorrow VFW Post 7110 will hold a flagraising cer emony at 9 Monday at their building at 600 Peace Ave Then a presentation honoring veterans will be held at at the Canyon High School gymnasium at The American Legion Home Comal Post 179 will honor 24 veterans Monday who have been members of the post for 50 years The event will start with a social hour at 4 From 5 to the program will be held with the state legion commander and the department auxil iary president present Mayor Jan Kennady will Turn to Veterans Page 5A
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