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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports vvlvfflW ta Patsy Bueche Jason Chelf Avon Smith David Pearson Heather Hickman 16 years old Justin Haley Jr 8 years Benjamin Gomez Gary Johnson 17 yeafe old Emberiee Tdrres 1 year old George Hartman 91 years Edna Mae Stasis Julie Ann Padilla 9 years old David Smith Tracy Gaston Happy anniversary withes go to Sue Joe and Bill Boa tright 25 Mr and Mrs Bernardino Sanchez 51 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Chamber banquet on sate Tickets for the 78th Annual New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Ban quet set for Jan 24 at the Civic Center went on sale this week and will remain on sale until Fri day the theme for the banquet is Invest Its Your Busi will include multi ple and award presentations including the Besserurig Award winner This citizen of the year award is kept secret until the time of the presentation and is awarded each year to a person who has made a significant contribution to the community The event is usually a sellout so get your tickets early Call the Chamber office at 6252385 for more information Toxas Tomorrow The Comptrollers Office is offering brochures and appli cations for the Texas Tomorrow allows v K Jfc j Texas families to provide for thelf childrens future college education at a current fixed Oost The curreht enrollment berlod ends Feb 18 For more Information or an application bontact the Texas Tomorrow fund 800 445GRAD 4723 or Representative Edifiund Kuempels office at 4630602 Arthritis therapy program Therapy Unlimited and the South Central Texas Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation will cosponsor an Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Fiveweek classes begin Jan 21 Anyone interested must preregister by calling Physical Therapy Unlimited at 6X392000 Mora Mood donations Thrpeyearold Javier Hernandez is a student at Sts Peter Paul School in New Braunfels He is critically ill and in need of frequent blood trans fusions The mobile unit of the South Texas Blood Tissue Center Will be In the Peter Paul School parking lot from 1 to 7 Tuesday Please come by and be a donor for this worthy cause FainllyOutreach saiftlfjprs continue v Family Outreach of Comfit County continues to have its Tor Kids Sake seminars They will run twice a month for the next two months This seminar is to teach par ents how to help their children through thetransitlons of divorce IffdTexas Symphony Because of the bad weath for the Mld Qhorys will be Avers Hall tplay New Braunfels Herald 20 2 HOC 9 J 9 HOWLST Ill CKC PUB LI SI1 ING Jj 2627 E YAM DR EL PASO TX 79903 24 pages in two sections Sunday January Serving the Comal Cdunty area for more than 144 years Home of Hartimm Crime rate up slighty in 1996 Increase largely attributed to rise ill burglaries By ABE LEVY Staff City and county law enforcement officials report a slight increase in the number of report ed crimes last year as compared to 1995 The New Braunfels Police Department reports an increase of 12 percent in total reported crimes while the Comai County Sheriffs Office reports an increase of 6 percent Both city and county officials said the increase was largely because of burglaries which went up 21 percent during last year in the city with 841 incidents and 17 percent in the rest of the county with 354 incidents Reported burglaries include incidents where property is taken from residences commercial businesses storage warehouses and motor vehicles Authorities agree that the burglaries can be linked to increased population and a growing awareness about reporting crimes to police While the increase concerns us 1 think theres some positives in that they reflect an increase in the reporting of said Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager and a spokesman for the New Braunfels Police As people become more aware of crime theyre more apt to report it Without knowledge of the crime its very hard to solve Ferguson said burglaries of motor vehicles up 21 percent and nonhabitations up 36 percent which are attributed largely to bur glaries of storage facilities early in the year The city also saw a surge in the number of thefts that officials said are related to an increase in shoplifting incidents Ferguson said the increase is alarming but also reflects the higher number of retail stores in the area County officials said they arc still seeing the same trends each year that tend to influence the crime rate such as the increase in population throughout western Comal County and increased tourists during summer months County official said the major categories of crime that saw increases were reported sexual assaults by 38 percent and criminal homicide There were six criminal homicides in 1996 There were no criminal homicides in 1995 County officials said thefts were down by 4 percent and robberies went from one in 1995 to three this past year SUNDAY Vol 145 No 43 Scholarship celebrates Schanduas contributions By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A scholarship fbnd has beer set up in memory of a Goodwin Primary music teacher who died from a heart attack Jan 2 as a way to help stu dents become the kind of contributor he was known Charles David Schandua 51 had been an edu cator for 31 years and spent 18 of those years in the Comal Independent School He began with the Charles Schandua district in 1967 and stayed until 1970 as ii music teacher and band director He left the district for a short time and returned in 1979 as a part time dean and teacher In 1984 he took the position of music teacher at Goodwin Primary School where he stayed until his death I was very close to Charles and he was important to our said Goodwin Primary principal Marlene Moore He was the man on campus and well all miss After his death friends and family began to look for a way to remember and honor Schandua said Tom Matschek Canyon High School Coun selor and a friend of Schandua He said Schandua contributed so much to the education system a memorial scholarship seemed fitting and the family agreed His life has been said Matschek He contributed a lot to both the public and students We just Turn to Schandua Page 2A Schumanns dedication honored LEVY Writer photo by I DojQfff SchMmann In front of Oak In Unda Park on Schumann won tdt National Arbor Day Foundation Lawrtnce EntfMn Award for tffortt wfth fht Uanda Arborttum Dolores Schumanns trip to a Seattle arboretum in 1981 sparked a drive to appreciate trees in New Bruunfels On vacation with her husband she thought Seattles trees were beautiful but that Landa Park offered a greater variety of trees that ought to be appre ciated After the trip Schumann president of the Guada Coma Garden Club set out to organize an effort with other club members to identify 54 species of trees in the Latvia Park area which resulted in the dedication of the Landa Park Arboretum on September 21 1982 For her work Schumann was award ed the National Arbor Day Founda tion Lawrence Enersen Award for out standing people who devote their lives to tree planting and conservation in local communities last month The citys parks department nomi nated her to the Texas Forest Service for an Individual Community Service Award which after winning the forest service nominated her for the National Arbor Day award The award will be given on April 26 at the 25th annual National Arbor Day Awards Banquet and Ceremonies in Nebraska City Neb An Arboretum Committee made up of Schumann Joyce Kolodzie Marie Merrifield and Mary Kaderli helped organize a fundraising drive to print a guide for the trees by gathering and turning in recycled newsprint An anonymous donor provided steel markers that were placed in front of the trees The arboretum held a ribbon cutting ceremony on National Arbor Day April 26 1985 to recognize Landa Parks arboretum The committee was instrumental in helping the New Braunfels Parks and Turn to Schumann Page 2A Cowboys may foe a sad reflection of America 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