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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Rangers Unicorns open tournaments with wins See Page 1B 50 CENTS DOfMnfOfM 9O To contribute to ttm Unttfld Way call 6207760 New Braunfels Herald 20332 M009 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL OR 78 PASO TX 79903 18 pagfes in two sections Friday December Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of Vol 144 No 279 Inside Market Sttimmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeMung The New Braunfels Heratd Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Dwayne Koepp Nancy Brinkkoeter Hanz J Kaberle 10 years Lucille Kramm Saturday and Mark Sac co 40 years old on Happy anniversary wishes go to Kermit and Dorothy Kroesche 50 years on Saturday and John and Dorothy Nehring 53 years belat To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count MOW Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 3 from Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 01 from Thursday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Like inflow 207 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Thursday and no well water was used Cheer Fund donations soiight by newspaper The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs 15th annual Cheer Fund campaign will provide food for local needy families on Dec 21 The fund last year provided Christmas food and gifts to 200 families in New Braunfels and Comal County Homer Sloan Headrick Country Antiques Archie and Nancy Ladshaw Jim and Myrtle Clark Anonymous Mary Cunningham Anonymous Glenn Johnson Dorothy and Friedrich Constance Carpenter and Christine Brown Todays total New total Cookbooks on sale to fund scholarships Cookbooks to benefit the Joe Hales Memorial Scholarship Fund are now on sale for apiece at Carl Schurz Elemen tary School For more informa tion call Linda Bingham at the New Braunfels Independent School District Reach for a Star needs toys cash Reach for a Star is looking for donations of toys cash and time to help give to local children We will be wrapping on Dec 21 starting at 10 and Dec 22 beginning at noon at Red McCombs Universal Motors For more information call 629 9387 or 6Q89406 Family Outreach seminars continue Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have its For Kids Sake seminars They will run twice a month for the next two months Wassailfest hay ride turns into adventure By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A wagon driver and 15 passen gers must have felt like they were in a Western movie when a rou tine wagon ride turned into an adventure during Wassailfest on Thursday night The adventure began in the Plaza area at around after Ron nie Schmid the wagon driver had loaded up his passengers for a ride from the Plaza to the Brauntex The ater on San Antonio Street It was a ride that Schmid and the passengers will never forget because once they got going the horses themselves seemed to feel like they were out on the range Schmid said the problem can be attributed to tangled reins The two inside reins had sagged under the tongue of the he said I didnt notice it until we got going They started to walk then trotted and gradually pulled Turn to Horse Page 2A 4It was organized confusion9 New Braunfels man recalls scene 55 years ago at Pearl Harbor By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer For one local man the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec 7 1941 is more than a page in the history books a page from his life Boyd Brugmann joined the Navy in May of 1941 at the age of 16 and was assigned to the USS Curtiss a sea plane tender The ship arrived in Pearl Harbor in June of 1941 and spent the next five months patrolling the surrounding areas and tending squadrons I wanted to go in the Marines but they wouldnt take Brugmann said I probably wouldnt be here because all the Marines I knew went to Brugmann was on board the Curtiss at on Dec 7 1941 when its crew came under enemy attack At this point the hangar at the air station and many of the ships at dock and in the channel had been hit The Curtiss began firing on attacking Japanese aircraft and submarines It was organized confusion at said Brugmann who ran ammunition from the flight deck to the fighters I was scared sure I was Everyone was scared You just fire away do what you can and help who you can It was a little During the exchange the Curtiss took several hits and 79 men on ship died I lost a lot of friends over said Burgeon I didnt expect anything that bad until it was all over Turn to Pearl Page 2A Boyd Brugmann 4 tq at Jj City evicts firm in response to airport probe By ABE LEVY Staff Writer In an effort to respond to a state investigation of improper leases at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport the city served an eviction notice this week to Baylis E Harriss president of Brauntex Aviation whose lease with the city gives him exclusive rights to sell fuel and avionics equipment at the airport city officials said Thursday The eviction notice indicates the city had given Harriss more than 30 days to remove the exclusive rights clause in his lease and sets a deadline at today to vacate the property at the airport or face a lawsuit The property includes two mainte nance hangars two storage hangars a fixed base operator office and a place to sell airplane fuel Phone calls to Harriss at Brauntex Aviation have not been returned this morning and during the past week City officials said the eviction was part of an attempt to satisfy require ments of an investigation by the Texas Department of Transportation Avia tion Department which gave the city until Dec 20 to rid the airport of exclu sionary contracts at the airport or turn over ownership of the 900acre land and reimburse a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration The city obtained ownership of the airport from the federal government in 1969 with the condition that it main tain a policy of competition for port services and TxDOT offi cials have said the current exclusionary clause in Harriss leases is in viola tion of FAA regulations TxDOT investigator Jim Cummins responded with a written statement that his office was not aware of the eviction notice but that measure alone would not ensure that the city is in compliance However the statement indicated New Braunfels Airport New Braunfels Municipal Airport vices The facility has three runways that are each about long and between 100 and 150 wide The airport includes a terminal building restaurant 58 Thangars six hangars for aircraft maintenance and repairs two hangars for storage and tiedowns for more tfian 40 airL craft Parking spaces allow for a total of a 1991 lease on a northeastWqtjon of the land where it built a station that services the Soutb and Central Texas region The airport is the primary facility for business aircraft from New Braunfels and Seguin and aiso serves training flights from the San Antonio area The airport captured percent to percent of the San Antonio Metroplitan Statistical Area market including corporate uses by WalMart Distribution Center Glastron Manufacturing West Point Pepperell Textile Factories and Outlet Mall Portland Parker Brothers 3M each from the Newi Braunfels area and Holly Farms Motorola and SMI Inc from Seguin according to a 1985 Texas Aeronautics Commissjon Study Source New Braunfels Airport Mastet Plan 1990 Waldrip resumes pitch to consolidate offices By DENISE OZIUK Staff Writer District Attorneyelect Dib Waldrip appeared before the Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday morning to address concerns over the consolidation of the offices of the coun ty and district attorneys County Judge Carter Casteel sent a memo to Waldrip in November listing concerns she had over the consolida tion issue Waldrip addressed those concerns at Thursdays meeting The first concern was whether or not Waldrip had cut deals with anyone for a position in the consolidated office Waldrip denied any such agreements I will continue to say there have been no deals nor will there be any deals Waldrip said I dont know how many times I can or need to say not going to bow to that kind of pressure one way or Another concern mentioned in Cas teels memo was the savings Waldrip said there would be direct and indi rect savings but how much depends on which consolidation approach is taken Waldrip said if salarys are left as bud geted for 1997 the savings would be about to I am for savings but not at the expense of secretarial said Cas teel Commissioner Moe Schwab said any savings would be a false savings because additional staff and resources will be requested each budgeting process we havent chosen anything more than combined Schwab Turn to Waldrip Page 2A Toll stop that TxDOT is pleased with the citys efforts so far We have previously informed the city that as long as they continue to try to solve any compliance problems with the diligence and effort they are presently demonstrating we would not seek any repercussions against the city involving the airport property or the repayment of previous grant the statement says City officials said the eviction is Turn to Airport Page 2A Resident charged with fraud By ABE LEVY Staff Writer New Braunfels police after a monthlong investigation arrested a man Wednesday on a war rant for insurance fraud of more than Don Lane Stelzer 54 of 211 W Merriweather was arrested about 5 shortly after he picked up an insurance check for a vehicle he claimed was stolen according to police reports Police said more than one source informed them that Stelzer was look ing for a buyer of his vehicle who would take it to Mexico After the deal Stelzer would then make an Turn to Fraud Page 2A Clintons new national security team faces challenges opportunities See Opinion Page 44
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