Tuesday, December 24, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Donations so far To contribute to the United Way call Cougars Rangers make district football team See Page 5 50 CENTS New Braunfels HeraldZeiti 77 20332 MOO 8 0 W E S T N1C R t Fi E L1S HIN G 2627 E YAMBELL DR t EL FASU TX 79903 10 pages in one section Tuesday December Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of Yslddro Vol 145 No 29 Inside Market S Li mmti sch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Ysidro Carrizales Juan Ortiz Carl Scheel Liz Pieper Donna Medina Danny Medina belated and Allison Fest 1 year old To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Newspaper accepts gifts to Cheer Fund Volunteers distributed food baskets to 250 families on Sat urday through donations to the HeraldZeitungs Cheer Fund The newspaper will continue to accept donations to the fund which will be placed into a sav ings account to help get next years drive off to a good start The most recent donations include Christopher Elizabeth Trevor and Austin Behal Anonymous and Nancy David total New total Paper makes changes for holiday schedule The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung is distributing its Dec 24 and 25 editions ahead of the regular schedule to allow employees to enjoy their Christ mas holiday Todays paper is a morning edition and Wednesdays paper should be distributed by today The HeraldZeitung is closing its office at noon today and it will remain closed until Thurs day morning when regular hours will resume Peace Lutheran plans candlelight services Peace Lutheran Church is conducting two Christmas Eve candlelight services A contemporary service is set for 7 tonight and a traditional service will be conducted at 9 at the church at 1147 S Walnut Ave in New Braunfels For more information call 620 0618 Polio Survivors to meet Jan 4 The New Braunfels Polio Sur vivors Support Group is meet ing at 10 Jan 4 at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Patricia Rasor of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service will present a program on food safety Interested polio survivors rel atives and friends are invited For more information call Deb bie at 6065556 Rena at 620 4473 or Raymond at 6251363 City NBU to recycle Christmas trees The city of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities are spon soring the 10th annual Christ mas Tree Recycling Program Residents can drop off live trees at the Olympic Swimming Pool parking lot off of Landa Park Drive through Jan 20 Residents are asked to remove nails and other metal fasteners from the trees trunk to protect the employees and chippers used to convert trees into rnulch Bounty offered on bad guys Owner seeks vandals who struck house over weekend By ABE LEVY Staff Writer A New Braunfels man is offering r reward in return for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who vandalized his northeast house during the weekend Kenneth Fielder the owner of a house at 593 E Basel said the suspects allegedly threw rocks against all 23 win dows in the threebedroom onebath residence A dead possum was also found in the house which animal control officials removed Monday Fielder said Pieces of glass fell onto the carpet and tile in the new house which needs only landscaping and other touchup work to be completed Fielder said Fielder said he had buried all of the rocks that were lay ing around the house but found a rock laying in the driveway that could have been used in the vandalism Fielder who is a semiretired contractor said he began building the house in July He plans to sell the property to a person who already has placed a down payment He said he built the house to offer affordable housing in New Braunfels The need is very definitely there for housing in the to Fielder said I saw a void and I filled it Its disappointing to say the least Weve got to stop New Braunfels Police said the incident caused a total of of damage and are investigating the matter Police said there have been previous incidents of van dalism at the location and they have identified several sus pects tii J t f f in i toys and food Into of hit pickup truck for Mlv ftmlltot MhKted by program HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Kenneth Fielder Is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever vandalized his house under construction New sheriff dismisses 5 employees TLU to offer business classes in New Braunfels By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Class offering Beginning in January New Braunfels residents can earn college credit in business administration from Texas Lutheran Univer sity without ever leaving the city limits Arline Patterson TLU director of extend ed learning said upperlevel business admin istration classes are being offered in New Braunfels to expand the options for adults wanting a degree Patterson said the TLU classes will be different from those offered through San Antonio College SAC is a two year institution so we are offering classes to compliment their degree Patterson said These will be upper level business Patterson said a recent survey by the education council showed local residents had It s to beginning Jar g frqm te ftiq inning Jan 13 jcation Oanyon learning call Texas l an interest in continuing their education toward a degree Patterson said the classes are a way of encouraging adults to reach that goal Really there was no one offering the upper level courses without having to dri said Patterson Were encouraging peo ple to participate in an evening program to get their Patterson said TLU will offer three class es this semester to test the waters to see if people will participate If participation is high new courses will be offered each semester Patterson said eventually the program could be expanded to a program such as the one offered at Randolph Air Force Base in Uni versal City Patterson said all the courses needed for a degree are offered through the Randolph course schedule Were just starting out small to begin with to sec if we can attract some interest in New said Patterson People Turn to TLU Page 2 By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer When the new sheriff takes office on Jan a handful of employees will no longer work for the Comal County Sheriffelect Bob Holder said five employees a jail administrator a patrol sergeant two deputies and a secretary have received notice that they will not be rehired when his term begins The employees serve at the will and pleasure of the Holder said Their term of employment actually expires when the current sheriffs term Of the departments 106 employees not Holder said Holder said he determined who would be let go on the basis of how he wants to run his office Im obligated to make sure lie tax payers get their moneys Hold er said Ive been here 20 years and 1 know about the operation there and Bob Holder how its supposed to not comfortable with the level of efficiency and production Thats not to say these are not good Holder plans to 1111 the five vacancies but he said he will not make any decisions until he goes through all the resumes he has received since beating Sheriff Jack Bremer in a runoff election in April Bremer said the five employees who are losing their jobs have been with the county for some time He said personnel changes are difficult and he has no say in what changes are made I think its a very difficult decision for a new sheriff to Turn to Sheriff Page 2 HeraldZeitung names Boyd managing editor From staff reports Micah Boyd 30 lias been named managing editor at the Mir linmnjils according to an announcement Monday by Doug Toney editor and publisher Boyd comes to the HeraldZeitung from the Valley Morning Star in Harlingen where he was the news editor Were very pleased to have some one of Micahs experience and skills to lead our Toney said Boyd a graduate of Texas began his journalism career at the Val ley Morning Star in the sports depart ment After working as a sports reporter and copy editor he moved to the copy desk at the TimesNews in Burlington North Carolina I le was promoted to copy desk chief and worked in that posi tion until hired back by the Valley MomMlca Boyd ing Star as its news editor As news editor he was in charge of the copy desk and the daily production of the news pages Im excited about this Boyd said This is a great area and it deserves a great newspaper I plan to work diligently with the create the highquality communi ty newspaper our readers As managing editor Boyd will be responsible for the day today operation of the newsroom I le can be reached at 625 144 extension 220 Boyd replaces Doug Loveday who resigned in Novem ber The Valley Morning Star and TimesNews are owned by Freedom Communications Inc The I leraldZeitung is owned by Southern Newspapers Inc Guidelines needed for genetic testing See Opinion Page 4