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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 2, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports S ta in niti sell Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungextends birthday wishes to the following T Charles Borchers 16 Adelyn Brinkkoetcr Hayiee EHse Baeten 4 Becky Malechek Sandra Wunderlich Brad Cry er Paige Flume 16 Irene Self 81 years and Beatrice Mayo 11 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Temperatures cool some today Today Sunny and cool er Highs in the lower 70s Tonight clear and cool Lows near 40 lower 30s Monday Sunny Highs in the lower and mid 70s Tuesday Mostly clear Lows mainly in the 40s Highs in the lower and mid 70s Wednesday Partly cloudy Lows mainly in the 40s Highs in the 70s Help veterans by giving to food drive Tree of Life Fellowship will collect canned goods for homeless veterans during November with the help of Librados restaurant Drop off nonperishabie items in the box at the entrance to Libra dos through Nov 14 For information call 6292963 Cal Thomas speaks in New Braunfels Cal Thomas will be the fea tured speaker at the upcoming Comal County ProLife Foun dations fundraiser banquet at 7 Nov 11 at New Braun fels Civic Center For tickets and local church or Crisis Pregnan cy Center at 6297565 Jims Video conducts food drive Jims Video will have a food drive benefiting SOS Inc Food Bank Collection of nonperish able food items will last through Nov 18 at Jims Video For information call 6292128 Veterans Day ceremony slated The students of Sts Peter and Paul School and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 35 will observe Veterans Day on Nov 11 The ceremony will be at 9 in the Sts Peter and Paul parking lot For infor mation call 6253233 Road work Texas Department of Transportation crews are con tinuing work to expand Inter state 35 between Solms Road and FarmtoMarket 3009 No lanes will be closed but southbound exits with the exception of FM 482 will be closed All northbound lanes are open Crews are working on FM 1102 between Watson Lane and Hoffman Lane Flagmen will be directing traffic In addition to routine repairs county crews will be working on Barbarosa Lane The roads will remain open to traffic City of New Braunfels street crews are completing work on Oasis Street from Business 35 to Ridgewood Avenue Heritage Exhibit on display This years Heritage Exhibit theme is Spreading the depicting the changes brought about by inventions and innovations in human communication during the 150 years since the founding of New Braunfels The exhibit will be open 10 to at the New Braunfels Civic Center daily during Wurstfest New Braunfels HeraldZc 32 pages in four sections Sunday November SUNDAY Serving the Comal County area for more than 14J5 years Home of T Charles Borchers Vol 145 No 253 The Wurst Tenday festival kicks off with a bite by Michael Darnall The annual biting of the sausage symbolizes the opening of WurstfestWurstfest president Larry Brumbelow Grosse Opa Tart Mund and Jerri Brumbelow enjoy the first nibbles Top right favorite Myron Floren wears a big grin as he entertains the Wurstfest crowds If youre going The 10day Wurstfest began Friday and will run through Nov 9 Admission is for adults andfree for children 12 and under Group discounts are available Nearly 100 different kinds of foods are available U Famed accordionist Myron Floren and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Sturr are scheduled to perform during the 37th annual Wurstfest in New 8 inside Landa Park along the Comal River For information call 625 9167 By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Visitors to this years Wurst fest danced polkas consumed sausage and beer and celebrated Halloween in Landa Park Friday was especially accom modating for opening night of the 37th annual festival with clear skies and cool breezes providing a comfortable atmosphere for trick or treating vigorous dancing and less physical activities like eating The festival runs through Nov 9 and will feature some 60 enter tainers and groups Ron Talaga of Austin and two of his friends have attended Wurstfest for the past three years and keep coming back because the food is great and they always have a good time Talaga enjoyed a plate of potato pancakes and summed up his reasons for attend ing Theres good beer good music and more can we ask for he said Schedule Page 10A Page 1C Kathleen Mills and Debbie Lain of New Braunfels who worked in one of the drink ticket booths said they were selling plenty of tickets and meeting folks who returned to their particular booth year after year You know people are enjoy ing themselves because theyre coming said Lain who worked at Wurstfest for the past 10 years About 9 Wursthalle was HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Persyn family members kick their feet at the Wurstfest opening Friday during Myron Florens set teeming with people enjoying the accordion sounds of Myron Flo ren who performed on stage with Lawrence Welk Other musical offerings Friday included master yodeler Kerry Christensen and the Original Fichtelgebirgsmusikan ten a band from Mehlmeisel Ger many Young Sarnantha Krouse of Seabrook visiting Wurstfest with her father dressed as a princess for Halloween and waited anx iously to attend the carnival Turn to Wurstfest Page 2A Jurors dont buy defense accounts S A man gets life in prison for killings By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer A Comal County jury deliberated a little more than an hour Friday before convicting John Charles Naef of capital murder in the killing of two Spring Branch res idents in 1996 Naef of San Antonio was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting deaths of John Patrick Lamb 44 and Kelly Dougherty 33 Family members of the victims cried as the verdict was read and j urors were polled Im happy that they found Mr Naef guilty but it still wont bring Kelly or Pat said Kellys father Joseph Dougherty who added the verdict would offer some closure suming Jurors around the room commented on the trial he said but no one raised any questions I think to the person everyone was sold on the fact that he did said Berg The ninewoman threeman jury also noted changes in the defendants versions of the way Lamb and Dougherty died He kept changing his said Berg Were i not sitting there asleep We picked up on Berg said he was surprised the jurors reached a ver dict so quickly I really had no idea that wed reach a unanimous Turn to Jurors Page 6A Voters decide fate of 14 amendments From staff reports Comal County residents as well as Texans across state will go to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the Texas constitutional amendment election Tax exemptions the Texas growth fund water supply bond Polling authorizations and establishing the places Texas Tomorrow Fund as a pro PaQ6 6 A tected trust fund are among the issues at stake The following propositions are on the ballot Turn to Amendments Page 6A Queen crowned HeraldZeitung photo by Micheel Darnall Erica Gnu gets hugs from her friends after being crowned homecoming queen at Canyon High School Friday night Bulverde counts down to incorporation vote By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer BULVERDE If the opinions of a few people are any indication Bulverde residents are ready to vpte for incorpo ration in Tuesdays elections Richard Smith echoed the sentiments of several Bulverde residents when asked why he favored incorporation I want to keep the city of San Anto nip out of Smith said as he stepped out of Lukes convenience store at 281 and Bulverde Road Friday Residents in three areas Bulverde North Bulverde Bulverde South Bulverde Hills and Bulverde East Oak Village decide Tuesday whether they want to incorpo rate into three separate cities Incorporation supporters say that if the three areas of Bulverde do not vote to incorporate San Antonios extra terri torial jurisdiction will expanti five miles into the Bulverde Air Park on Dec 31 That is the day San Antonio will annex i dont want to live in the city and I dont want the city to come Jennifer Aroever Oak Village North resident Stone Oak subdivision along 281 Jennifer Aroever an Oak Village North resident said she was leaning toward incorporation because she want ed to maintain the small town atmos phere I dont want to live in the city and I dont want the city to come Aroever said as she visited Texas Fried Chicken restaurant on Larry Vincent owner of Bulverde Book Store said he used to live in San Antonio and he did not want to live in San Antonio again I dont want to be part of San Anto Vincent said That is why I moved We will have our own govern ment and set up our own Vincent said he realized there was a price with incorporation taxes Of course it comes with an added expense but it comes with the he said But 1 think most people will not object to Incorporation of Bulverde could mean preserving a way of life Vincent said I dont want to live in that Vincent said referring to San Antonio I want to sit on my porch and not have someone take a pop shot at Tammy Knott a clerk at Lukes said she liked the way things in Bulverde were and that she wanted them to stay that way Knott said incorporating Bul verde would keep San Antonios prob lems out of Bulverde We dont need all the troubles from San Knott said But not everybody agreed that incor poration was a good idea Bill McKeeman said he lived in the Bulverde area but that he would not be Turn to Bulverde Page 2A take sides in Comal ISO bond election Page 54   

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