New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 3, 1997

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 03, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 3, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY New Braunfels Canyon girls beat Marion 5045 1B 50 CENTS Ooal Donations so far To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 HeraldZeiti 18 pages in two sections Wednesday December Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Casste England Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Chuck Faires Susie Gonza les Cassie England 12 Walter Oehler and Key Rosales Jr 7 Happy Anniversary wishes go to Tina and Jimmy Quinn 15 To hove a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Molds Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond same as Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 from Monday Canyon Dam discharge 244 cfs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Tuesday and gallons of well water was used Cooler temperatures blast into forecast Today Becoming partly cloudy Highs in the 60s to around 70 Wednesday night partly cloudy Lows in the 30s to around 40 Thursday Partly cloudy Highs in the mid 60s to around 60 Thursday night clear Lows in the 30s to around 40 Friday through Sunday Mostly clear and cold Highs in the 50s to near 60 Lows in the 20s to near 30 Friends for Rivers shares the spirit The Holiday River of Lights Sharing the Spirit organization chosen for today was the Friends for Rivers This nonprofit organization will supply two workers to staff the display from 6 to today and hand out informa tion In return the organization will receive 50 cents per vehi cle that passes through Cypress Bend Park tonight Cheer up needy with food baskets The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung continues to accept donations for its annual Christ mas Cheer Fund to purchase food baskets for the needy Donations will be accepted at the HeraldZeitung office 707 Landa St Checks can also be mailed to the Herald Zeitung Arrangements for pickup of donated items can be made by contacting circu lation director Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 ext 228 Recent contributions include Anonymous Mr and Mrs Jere H Dial Jr Anonymous B James and Alma Wilder New total Tell us where the lights are A New Braunfels resident reported a fantastic light dis play at 503 Magazine Ave If you have a really nice holiday light display or know of one others would like to see call and let us know at 6259144 Going postal Holiday rush has begun Time to mail is now officials say BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer If you need to mail Christmas cards and gifts we have some bad news for you the holiday rush at the post office has started already The closer it gets to Christmas the worse the crowds said Mike Kneupper who has worked at the New Braunfels Post Office for about 13 years People need to get packages in the system This applies to residents who want to mail gifts regular parcel post he said Many waited until the last minute to mail their gifts but spent instead of to express mail a package so it would arrive on time Kneupper said His advice Mail early If packages and cards make timely connections they can travel long distances in short periods of time according to Kneupper But it all depends on the space that is available on trucks and planes carrying these items space that quickly disappears as the holiday season approaches Most mail outgoing from New Braunfels would go to San Antonio where machines would scan the zip code on each card or package and route it appropriately from there said Kneupper If an item was mailed at the post office before noon chances are that card or package would leave New Braunfels Turn to Postal Page 2A HeraldZeitung photo by Susan Jakobsen Postal customers watt in line at the New Braunfels post office Tuesday Residents not thankful for work of vandals BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer New Braunfels police continue to search for vandals after a number of local residents awoke last week to find their car windows smashed The vandalism occurred during the late evening hours of Nov 26 and early morning hours of Thanksgiv ing according to local officials Nine broken windows were report ed throughout New Braunfels includ ing those in automobiles parked on West Bridge Street and West Mill Street and in Landa Park Estates according to police reports Nothing was taken the vehicles but a blunt object was used to break var ious windows on them said Libby Rinehart coordinator of New Braun County Crirnestoppers Basel Boatright of theNew Braun fels Police Department said Initially we thought there was a pattern because there were many Dodge vehi cles with their windows broken However other brands of vehicles including foreignmade cars such as Hondas had broken windows too he said Rear door windows drivers side windows panel windows and pas senger side windows were broken in various cars according to Rinehart Even the front windshield of one car was smashed she said It doesnt appear that anything has been left such as a rock or other object used to smash the glass on the cars Rinehart said Currently none of the vehicle own ers has reported finding any such object in or near their respective vehi cles she said However one automobile owner did observe a white Buick fourdoor automobile occupied by three white males driving by as she heard the glass on her vehicle shatter according to police reports One local resident recently moved to New Braunfels and said she was under the impression the area in which she lived was safe until Thursday Charlaine Smith who lives in Lan da Park Estates and owns an Ameri canmade car said her neighbors were the first to notice the damage on her vehicle My neighbors came up and said What happened to your car said Smith This needs to be stopped Its the vandalism expensive as well as Anyone with information about the incidents is encouraged to contact Crirnestoppers at 6208477 Members of the Wassailfest 97 Committee lift a Wassailfest mug From left are Lt John Wommack Lynn Fountain Jeff Thompson Ladonna Kruppa Marty Lindley Adam Cork Anna Lee Hicks John Green Jana Vrba and Kyra Brandt Not pictured are Mike Doherty Penelope Doherty Larry Kunkel Cindy Stocking and Bonnie Tetrault HeraldZeitung photo by Sufcan Flynt England Region title countdown RUN FOR GLORY HeraldZeitung photo by Tom Erickson New Braunfels Unicorns get some running in during practice Tuesday afternoon The team is preparing for a rematch against the MacArthur Brahmas Saturday in Alamo Stadium in San Antonio Team moms students boost spirit this week BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Parents friends and local Unicorn fans are getting behind the New Braunfels Unicorn Football team this week in preparation for the Region IV5A finals Saturday The Unicorns will face the MacArthur Brahmas at 1 Sat urday in the Alamo Stadium in San Antonio Meanwhile big blue fans throughout New Braunfels are rind ing many ways to show their support for the team Unicom moms met Monday night at New Braunfels High School to plan a sendoff meal for the team at 6 Friday in the cafeteria The featured dish will be store bought lots of it We figure each lasagne will be worth six said Sally Kingsbury Monday The Unicom moms will provide enough lasagne bread salad and tea to feed approximately 100 peo ple including varsity and junior var sity players and coaches In return See related editorial Page 4A each player or coach will pay only New Braunfels High School cheerleaders will decorate the field house this week to boost the players spirit according to school officials A pep rally is scheduled for Friday in the New Braunfels High School gym The whole schools into senior Brooklynn Chandler said Tuesday Its the whole school not just the football Before the team begins its jour ney to San Antonio Unicorn moms will gather Saturday to tie ribbons on cars and provide support from the road Well drive ahead and take sec tions of the highway and jump out with said Kingsbury The group will rally along Loop 337 she said Everyone who wants to join us is said Kingsbury New Braunfels Unicorns vs MacArthur Brahmas WHEN 1 Saturday WHERE Alamo Stadium not the Alamodome in San Antonio Go south on Interstate 35 take Loop 1604 West to 281 south to Hildebrand Avenue Turn right on Hildebrand and then left on Tuleta TICKETS On sale from 8 to 3 Wednesday and Thursday 8 to 1 Friday at New Braunfels High COST Reserved section not at the SEATING Visitors side Call 6256271 for information Gruene residents oppose RV resort More than 50 turn out for hearing at NB city hall BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer More than 50 residents living near Sleepy Hollow Road in Gruene gath ered Tuesday at a New Braunfels planning and zoning commission meeting to voice their opposition to a proposed recreational vehicle resort The residents said rezoning for the RV resort would invite unwel come tubers onto their property and increase already existing traffic prob lems on a narrow road Other homeowners in the area said they opposed the development because of possible noise pollution and potentially hundreds of vis itors and tubers walking along Gruene Road during peak vacation season in the summer Zero Rivers owner of Rockn R River Rides and Bill Lowman of Lowman and Associates presented sketches of development plans to anx ious onlookers Rivers plans to buy approximately 35 acres of land known as Ingram Acres adjacent to Sleepy Hollow Road and Gruene Road for develop ment of a million park Rivers was jovial in his presentation but emphasized to homeowners that his RV resort would invite upscale and amicable visitors Big expensive motor home own ers is what were going he said explaining the resort would include a center sites docks for a lake inclu sive to the property and vacation cot tages Rivers said a 6foot fence would act as a barrier between Sleepy Hol low homeowners and the resort prop erty Its really a nice complex if it gets off the said Rivers Carol Branham a homeowner on Sleepy Hollow Road said she was concerned about the traffic flow in the area arid about the influx of visitors the proposed resort might bring I cant see 150 motor homes leav ing and entering the park on Gruene she said Summer visitors tubing along the Guadalupe often have approached her to borrow her phone or money and ask for rides to a destination she said Other Sleepy Hollow Road resir dents said tubers have scaled their fences in attempt to go back and catch the rapids again Wassailers flock to downtown By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor New Braunfelsers can enter a Currier and Ives print and live a picturebook Christmas for an evening from 6 to 9 Thursday Thats when downtown New Braunfels heats up the wassail hauls out the holly and invites one and all to the holiday extravaganza called Wassailtest Downtown streets will become a gigantic party hall as 45 businesses throw their doors wide open and offer holiday cheer in the form of wassail holiday punch This years celebration promises to be bigger and See schedule prize donors Page 3A better than the last one and that is saying something We served cups of wassail in three said Comal Flower Shop owner Kyra Brandt At Wassailfest wassailers partake of as many vari eties of wassail as they please having their programs stamped at each wassailstop they visit said Main Street director Lynn Fountain The evening culminates with votes being counted and one wassailstop award ed the coveted title of most popular wassail Wassailers who collect at least eight stamps from Turn to Wassallfest Page 2A Want to make your own wassail Seepage 9A for recipes ;