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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 17, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Unicorns demolish Lee See Page 7 50 CENTS New Braunfels Herald 2 II00 9 o w E 7 i c o B H i 2627 Ci Y A hi D DR IX 79903 12 pages in one section Thursday April Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Cindy Boyce Vol 145 No 111 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Cindy Boyce John Schwarz Emma Trevena Coleen Tabor Dannell Gnudn Ben Clark Christina Williams 17 years Steven Roloff 12 years Dorothy Schultz Travis Cantu 1 year Danny Martinez and Clarice Stange Happy anniversary wishes go to Tammy and Allen Giacobbe To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold unavailable Oak unavailable Ash unavailable Mulberry unavailable Elm unavailable Sycamore unavailable Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond same as Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 01 Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Wednesday and million galtons of well water Were Used Popular author to speak at Dittlfnger Popular author Susan Wittig Albert will present two programs during National Library Week at the Dittlinger Memorial Library Albert is the author of the China Bayles mystery series which is set inthe Texas Hill Country Her program at 2 today is Writing from Memory Telling Your Lifes The 7 program is Partners in led by her and her husband and coauthor Bill Albert For information call 6082150 Lioness decorated chairs available The Lioness Club decorated chairs silent auction fundraiser is in progress at local mer chants See Ryans for a list of where to see and bid on items Mental retardation care givers support Family members of individu als with mental retardation are welcome to the second support group meeting at today at the Seguin Public Library Blood drive at Canyon Lake today The Canyon Lake community will hold a blood drive from 9 to 7 today in the park ing lot of Franks Supermarket 8010 FM 2673 in the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center vehicle Call 210 8997810 or 210 8992173 for information Week of the Young Child observed A citywide celebration of the Week of the Young Child wil be 9 to noon Friday at the Landa Park Playground Activi ties will include games story telling McGruff fire trucks EMS and more Cross Lutheran holds rummage sale The Dorcas Guild of Cross Lutheran Church is having a bake and rummage sale from 9 to 4 Friday and Sat urday at the gym at 172 Hicko ry St There wil be a brown bag sale a bag from 10 to noon Monday Hazing probe leads to discipline for CHS students By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Students alleged to be involved in a hazing incident in the athletic depart ment of Canyon High School have been disciplined following an investi gation by the Comal Independent School District CISD Public Information Officer Don Clark said the district had com pleted its investigation into reports of hazing in the CHS athletic department and had disciplined students involved We have done as much as we can with the information we have at this Clark said Clark said that he cannot release the number of students reprimanded or the punishments because all the parents have not been notified He said once that has been done the information will be available Reports were filed April 7 and 9 with the New Braunfels Police Depart ment that state two male CHS students were assaulted with coat hangers by a group of senior football players in October 1996 and January Detective Basel Boatright said his office had completed its report which included two victims and five offend ers He said the parents had been referred to municipal court to file charges if they wished Boatright said as of Wednesday afternoon no charges had been filed Its not up to the police to file charges Its up to the Boa tright said Boatright said both of the victims were juveniles and most of the offend ers were 17 years old or older Clark said the district first received complaints of hazing incidents at CHS in January However he said the complaints were in the form of anonymous letters with few details the district could inves tigate He said the Texas Education Agency and the District Attorney also received copies of the letters and took no action in the matter He said even though the letters were anonymous the district took them seriously and an investiga tion was conducted Letters were sent home with fresh man athletes and administrators spoke with every athlete He said the investi gation at that time revealed nothing and the students were put on notice that hazing would not be We take hazing Clark Ride the rails HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Bill conducts the model train at the New Braunfels Railroad Museum on San Antonio Street The New Braunfels Model Railroad Jamboree takes place from 9 to 5 Saturday at the Civic Center Train enthusiasts create past in miniature By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Ever since he can remember Bill Ervin has been fascinated with the railroad I like anything that has steel rails and runs on steel Ervin said Ervin will be one of many train enthusiasts hobbyists and 175 ven dors who will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New Braunfels Model Railroad Jamboree from 9 to 5 Saturday at the Civic Center The jamboree is the annual fund raiser for the New Braunfels Rail road Museum and is sponsored by the New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers of the National Railway His torical Society Before he moved back to New IF YOURE GOING What The 10th Anniversary of the New Braunfels Model Railroad Jamboree When 9 to 5 Sat urday Where Civic Center Admission for adults for youths under 18 For more information call jamboree chairman Kermit Baese at 6252656 Braunfels 13 years ago Ervin had a train layout set in his home in Nebras ka When he and his wife Carol came to New Braunfels the couple moved into a mobile home Ervin left his layout set in Nebraska and took the trains and structures with him Since his mobile home was not big enough to build a layout Ervin donated some of the structures from his layout to the New Braunfels Rail road Museum Now part of the structures from the layout in his Nebraska home sit in a layout in the old depot museum on San Antonio Street Even though he does not build lay outs anymore Ervin said he still col lects train cars and continually adds to his set Ervin said he is working on a grain train in his home I am familiar with grain trains and their operations since I live up there in Ervin said I have one that looks like a Burlington Northern grain train I have put a snowplow and reversible headlights on Ervin the associate pastor at Southlake Baptist Church in Canyon Lake said he cannot explain why he still enjoys train modeling My wife wonders Ervin said with a laugh It is like an addic tion I really dont know why I like trains Theyre big smelly and very very powerful If you let one hit you it can do you some I am fascinated with mechanical things The study of the railroad is the study of American history The history of our country from the 1830s on is built on the Ervin said he is glad people are beginning to appreciate trains again We are beginning to realize we sold them too short too Ervin said Ervin said his interest in the rail road was sparked during his child hood because two of his uncles were Turn to Train Page 2A Bill Mayo puts his money where his raft is By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE The generos ity of a water district board member will put muchneeded paramedics on the Guadalupe River weeks before the Memorial Day weekend Bill Mayo treasurer for the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District told board members he would pay half of the needed to put one paramedic on River Road during most weekends and two during major weekends Mayo made the offer at the meeting at the Canyon Lake Action Center on Wednesday night It is something we he said Mayo said he was making the dona tion as a gesture toward Sheriff Bob Holder who he said helped him handle a friends emergency a month ago The sheriff did a nice thing for he said I appreciate that more than The WORD board approved Mayos offer Because of Mayos offer to pay half of the cost from his own pocket WORD Manager Jim Inman said the paramedics will be patrolling River Road sooner than expected It lets us put paramedics on the riv er right now where we would have had to wait until we modified the bud Inman said We will put them out on the river three to four weeks The five paramedics who will work the river are reserve deputies with the Comal County Sheriffs Office who are trained as paramedics Richard Bennie chief deputy for the sheriffs office said the sheriffs office will put one paramedic on River Road for 1 1 weekends and two paramedics one on River Road and one on Canyon Lake during the three major week ends Memorial Day Fourth of July and Labor Day They will work as a police officer and in case of a medical emergency they can break away and work on the Bennie said The paramedics will be in a sher iffs car and have their own equipment with them Bennie said He said one paramedic will work Saturdays and Sundays during two 12 hour shifts for a weekend For 11 weekends that would cost WORD On the three major weekends two medics working two 12hour shifts each for three days would cost Eric Epley AirLife medic and reserve deputy said paramedics will be ready when an emergency arises on the river 1 think the program will provide rapid response on the Epley said It will cut down on the response time In other business the board Reviewed and approved a pro posal for Guadalupe River cleanup for the upper and lower portions of the river Al Zator of Little Ponderosa was awarded the contract for the lower por tion of the river from FM 306 to the WORD district limits for a week from May 27 to Sept 2 Bigfoot Canoes was given the con tract to clean the upper portion Approved the authorization of using four buoys on the river to present safety messages on locations in the river Those locations would be at dams 2 and 3 Hueco Falls and Slum ber Falls The buoys will cost each said We conducted a very thorough Clark said parents and students came forward last week with additional infor mation and the investigation was reopened He said the district spent about two days investigating the claims and found that hazing did occur in January or before Clark said the events were con fined to a relatively small number of athletes at CHS Clark said the investigation is com plete at this point unless new informa tion is brought to the districts attention Laws arm longer stronger By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Drugminded criminals can no longer count on squabbles between police agencies to keep the strong arm of the law away from their illicit activ ities Local law enforcement agencies plan to speak the same language use the same computers and share the same intelligence information alt in a new effort to work together against drug related crimes in the county officials announced Wednesday The Comal County Metro Narcotic Task Force an agreement signed offi cially Wednesday by Police Chief Ray Douglas Sheriff Bob Holder and Dis trict Attorney Dib Waldrip reflects a newandimproved campaign to com bat drugs in the area Were taking this to heart because we want to fight Douglas said We dont want city limits to keep us from doing anything The need has always been The interlocal agreement will include one detective from the police department two from the sheriffs office and two from the Department of Public Safety officials said Dennis Koepp director of the sher iffs Criminal Investigation Division will supervise the program that will rotate DPS troopers who will help train and provide computer resources from the state agency The new agreement will cost no additional tax money but will increase the efficiency of the current justice system A bonus may be a tougher crackdown on auto thefts and burglar ies the department heads said The law enforcement departments consolidated their efforts not because problems existed but because pooling resources is a better philosophy for crimefighting agencies than conduct ing isolated law enforcement opera tions they said This county is noted for its Holder said When you have that population growth you also have crime problems We need this for all parts of the The five task force officers will meet at a secret location within the county sharing information and planning drug arrests Current drug problems have been heightened police said because the major highways in the county such as Interstate 35 and Highway 281 car ry drugs from Mexico and San Anto nio into pockets throughout the region Waldrip said 135 is the No 1 road way for drugs in Texas with a variety of narcotics shipped north leaving a money trail running south Moreover the Alamo Area Nar cotics Task Force is designed to work more with Bexar County antidrug efforts leaving Comal County in need of its own resource officials said Were going to be working with them as the need Holder said The Alamo task force traditionally has spent much of the time on Bexar County Theyre strapped pretty No lay off woes for New BraunfelsColeman factory See Page2   

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