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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns sweep Seguin See Page 1B 50 CENTS QM2 M009 72 8QWE8T 2A27 E YANtiELL fJR 16 pages In two flections Wednesday January EL PA80 TX 79903 ServlfiQ Comal County and flurroundlno aroaa for more than 148 years Homo of KIHc Vol 148 No 45 Inside Market New Draunfdi Herald Zeitunft extends birthday wishes to Carol Cwrwonky Look Btrger Mark Taylor Kirk Shirton Itarteto Whee Itm Evctte Hernandez Ida Chrhtopher Trey Madman Happy anniversary wishes go to Karen and Richard Prulit 3 To have a birthdayor anniver sary listedhere call6259144 Pollen Count Mountain PoNwi rAMWrtd In ptr cubic rrwtor of air Infomwdon provfdsd by Dr Frank Rivw information Canal cubfa sec ond Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon feet above wa tevd down 01 Canyon Dam cfu Canyon Lake Inflow cfe Canyon Latw above level Above conservation NBU roporta pumping rnHon gafforw of surtax water and Don gaXorw of vwN wator wero used Chamber banquet ttefcota on Mto Tickets for the 78th Annual New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Meeting anil Ban quet set for Jan 24 at the Civic Center remain on sale until Fri day The for the banquet Is Invest Wisely Its Your Busi Highlights will Include multi ple and award pre sentations Including the Award winner This citizen of the year award Is 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 formore Information Tomorrow Fund The Comptrollers Office is offering brochures and applica tions for the Texas Tomorrow Fund The program allows Texas families to provide for their chil drens future college education at a current fixed cost The current enrollment period ends F6b For more Information or an application contact the Texas Tomorrow Fund at 800 445 QRAD or Rep Edmund Kuempels office at 512 463 0602 National Jayooo undor way The Jaycees are celebrating Jaycee Week through Saturday V Make a world of difference right here at home by joining the Jaycees For more Ipwrnatlon join us at 8 Janf 26 at the Comal music by thejexas Knights or call 606 4747 There Is a cover charge Family Otitroftofi T m w MM Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have Its For Kids Sake iwnnilnare They will run a month for the next two months This seminar If tp leach ents how to help their children through the transitions of Vehicle burglaries on the rise ByABCLEVY Staff Thin pwrt crime MtatinticN show a steady increase from 1995 in the number of reported motor vehicle burglaries dur ing the late spring to late fall months However the numbers were less than half during the December whopping rush normally a peak time said Between the of May and June New Braunfcls experienced an average of 14 more motor vehicle burglaries lust year during that Mine time period A occurred In park ing lots such an HEB Grocery at 651 8 Walnut Ave City uaid the peak times are during the summer when thousands of tourists frequent the area and fill parking lots to capacity and dunng the Thanks giving and Christmns wasoivi when many people shop throughout tiw day We had more people in this commu nity than people realise and with that more opportunity for said Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager and a spokesman for the New Brnunfcls Police Department With the increase in the rciail industry and water recreational industry were going to see more people here even in times of low water Sgt John MeKachern of the New Uraunfcls Police Department said muny breakIns occur during the day when vehi cles arc parked in unattended lots McEachern urged motorists to avoid leaving valuables in their automobiles or at least keep them from plain view McRachern said many of the thieves who target automobile property run in small groups that look for vehicles parked in remote areas with low lighting That situation makes it easy for them to steal property quickly and without much risk Ferguson said the cur burglaries arc Turn to Vehicle Page 2A Vehicle breakIns Red boxes Indlcfita nfMi of vehicle HnralcJZolturig graphic by Mlchool Dflrwill And there light PEC restores electric service to victims of icy weather By DAVID DEKUNDER Stall Wrilor Several Icdernalcs Hleclric Coop erative customers had their power restored on Monday niglil a week alter iey conditions led thousands ofcus lomers out in the dark IHCspokesman Dill Cunningham Kfiid work erews restored power on Monday resident in WillianiHon Diirnel and counties All three counties are part ollhe service area Some cooperative customers were elTected in Comal County There were power outages in lie Spring Draneh area and those prob lems had been fixed before Monday There were no reporls of power out ages in Ihe Canyon Lake area Cun ningham said The ones we were restoring have been out the longest some had been out probably lour or live iin ningham said Cunningham said work erews fin ished reaching customers in Ihe most isolated areawollhe cooperatives service area Monday Turn to Light Pago 3A Garden Ridge seeks solution to stray animal problem Staff Writer OARDEN RIOCIE An increase in the number of itray and loose dogi in the city given Coiin ciltruin Jay Foibclmun Mayor Juy P Millikin the Jnccntivc to improve the facilities unimaiu are put in Millikin said k tlw number of niruy anirnttlH in city more than double in 1996 which h said the wooftyw for stray animuU i would wy we hud 30 to 40 utray miinwU Millikin said the suit in previous years the fily hM to dwl with an average of Millikin wid it taw no that the city in about rewJy to craek down The city in going to start to enforce its animal control ho said We 0pemi excessive amount of time tracking down petit and stray ani year the city put two 6by2 foot for stray animals in back of the Qwrden Kidge Water Company Building which is located next to city hall The cages are covered with tarp which if to shield the stray am maU from the elcmcntu Thin better than we IwJ before when we put them on a long tho mayor Feibelman lie wants to see the facilities upgraded HO that the animals can live in sanitary conditions until they are identified by their owners or adopted We have a rock bane under the Ieibelrnan said as he pointed to one cap When the dog goes to the bathroom there is no way to disinfect it We need to upgrade the facilities We need to have concrete pads face down with the cages on the pods Then we need to purchase a couple of fiberglass igloo dog houses which costs a piece Then we can disin fect hern Then a roof needs to be put on which would provide protection lor the animals from he Improvements in the cages would make it better for the animals Ieibel man said We want to have sanitary condi tions were Ihe pels are returned without any sanitary he said Ribelman said he Ihe mayor City Secretary Chris Moring and other city employees have taken animals into their homes when the weather has tak en a turn for the worse We do everything in our power to find Ihe owners and find someone to adopt the pets so that they wonI have to go to New Draunfels to the omul County Animal Ieibel man said We have been fairly success Millikin said Ihe improvements to the cages will be done through donat ed labor and materials Some city money will be used Ibr the concrete and the Millikin said Fcihclman said he and Millikin chased down a blue lick hound on IM last week before il gol hint The councilman also said thai iar den Kidge residents had adopted one poodle and a cocker spaniel before they had to be destroyed Millikin said people need to register their pels so thai when they are lost their owners can be found immediate ly On Icb 22 the city will sponsor a clinic for pet and reg istrations lit the 1aul Davis ity Iaik on even the president should be above the law Page 4
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