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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 16, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Aikman will be back in Cowboy uniform next year Page 7 Qoal Donations so far To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 New Braunfels Herald SO CENTS EL PASO TX 79903 10 pages in one section Tuesday December Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Tom Klesling Vol 146 No 23 Inside Dear S td in mti sell Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Melanie Schulze Jo Ann Jose Vega Tom Kiesling Kathy Faulkner Krisi Bier Edward Alan Campos Amanda Medrano and Patti Westbrook To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen unavailable Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 335 cubic feet per sec ond Monday up 5 from Friday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level Monday up 04 from Friday Canyon Dam discharge 212 cfs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Tuesday New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Monday and gallons of well water Rain chances dont appear until weekend Today Partly cloudy Highs in the lower 70s to near 70 Tonight partly cloudy Lows in the mid 30s to 40s Wednesday Mostly cloudy lower 60s to near 60 mostly cloudy Lows mainly in the 30s Thursday Partly cloudy Highs in the 60s Friday Mostly cloudy Lows in the 40s Highs in the 60s Saturday Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms Lows in the 40s to near 50 south central Highs in the 50s to around 60 Girl Scouts share the spirit The Holiday River of Lights Sharing the Spirit organization chosen for today was Lone Star Girl Scout Council New Braunfels Unit 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 Fund still could use donations Its not too late to give to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer Fund which is used to buy food baskets for the needy Make your donations at the HeraldZeitung offices 707 Landa during regular business hours or mail them Checks should be made payable to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Cheer Fund Recent contributions include Carmelita Horan Ruth AlfordStee Mona B Kron Claude W Dickens Arthur Gladys Stearns Larry Joan Crowell The end of a magical season Unicorns come back to clean out lockers HeraldZeitung photos by Susan Flynt England Jon Wilson and Grant Simpson make their way to the Unicom locker room by SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor The business of learning proceeded as usual at New Braunfels High School Monday Football players ambled in the halls talked to girls and sat in classrooms Their faces showed grins not tears Some emotion come to the surface thouglji Theyre planning a short pep rally said asistant principal Bob Rodriguez from to School officials are planning aithree sport victory dance in January Rodriguez said The dance will cele A look back at season Page 6 brate the achievements of not only the Unicorn football team but the girls cross country and volleyball as well Unicorns laughed and joked as they cleaned their football lockers Asked what they would be doing postseason a few said Rehab Even though they lost Saturdays game against Alief the play ers did not look sad The camaraderie they had built was not ending Head coach Tim Kingsbury said he would remember the season as a suc cess I enjoyed evey moment prac tices and games It was enjoyable to see how the whole town backed he said That support continued into this week Signs around town that read Grant Simpson Jon Wilson Randy Jonas Travis Haecker and coach Tim Kingsbury exchange laughs as the players clean out their lockers at Unicorn field house Monday We believe turned into messages of Great season Assistant principal Mike Reimer showed some regret I would have like to have seenit go on for another he said Every thing has to Search for robber continues String of robberies now up to eight From staff reports A man wanted for a string of rob beries in New Braunfels is still on the loose and struck again as recently as last week according to New Braunfels The alleged gunman entered Planet Video 549 Landa at approximately 7 Dec 8 showed a gun and escaped with an undisclosed amount of Sketch of robber according to Mike Osborne NBPD criminal investigator It was the second robbery committed in less than a month at Planet and the robber in both crimes was described as an Hispanic male 1619 years old weighing between 130 and 160 pounds The suspect is clean shaven has short black hair and is between 5foot 8 and 5foot 10 according to police reports He hasnt hit anymore since Plan et said Osborne Weve got ten a few other leads but at this point it looks like it is only one The same description fit a man who entered Planet Video Nov 22 wearing a black Tshirt with a handgun tucked into the waistband of his baggy blue jeans A man fitting the same description robbed Lees Conoco Station at 1691 N Business 35 on Oct 24 Nov 8 and Nov 14 Police believe the same man approached the Conoco Food Mart at 1410 Huisache Ave on Nov 26 and robbed the store after showing a gun That same day he attempted to rob the Oakwood Inn near Interstate 35 but was unsuccessful Several days later the man tried to rob the Budget Inn also near the interstate but fled motel premises when a clerk on duty refused to hand over the money The suspect has robbed establish ments with no surveillance equipment and many of the establishments had only one employee on duty Osborne said The suspect apparently waits for similar circumstances before entering a place of business Full of hot air the General above bearing a striking resemblance to Humpty Dumpfy grins to spectators beliw at Glowfest 97 Saturday night at the Comal County Fairgrounds The General was sponsored by Texas Commerce Bank and piloted by David Betz At left balloons light up the night as Christmas carols fill the air Photos by Jamie to the HeraldZeitung Brush fire ignites concerns Dry vegetation prime for blazes officials say BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer A fire producing billows of whitishbrown smoke visible from miles away brought New Braunfels Canyon Lake Bulverde and Bracken firefighters to a ranch off Texas 46 Monday afternoon The fire approximately six miles west of New Braunfels city limits was believed to have burned out of control according to city and county response teams and area units were dispatched to contain it Information from the official report was not avail able by press time County Fire Marshal Milton Will man was unavailable for commemt Much to their surprise area firefighters were sent back to their respective posts after property owners confirmed that the fire was controlled It was a lot of ruckus for said John Her ber NBFD Central station battalion chief The New Braunfels Fire Department sent a pumper and a brush truck to the controlled burn said Phillip Baker NBFD fire chief At that time it was not evi dent that the fire was controlled he said It sure put up a lot of Baker said The two NBFD units did not attempt to fight the fire because confirmation was made that the bum was attended and controlled Controlled burning can become dangerous when weather conditions are dry according to authorities In fact hazard warnings soon might be in effect if moisture is inadequate according to one official If we dont get significant moisture in the next cou ple of weeks it could start getting dangerous to said Baker Although the ground was moist a recent freeze in South Texas killed a large amount of area vegetation and dry bundles of leaves and dead grass could bum quickly he said County residents were allowed to set controlled burns when no hazard warnings were in effect They were strongly recommended for safety pur poses to contact county authorities with notification about the area planned for burning according to Elroy Friesenhahn city of New Braunfels fire marshal Any grass fire that we would have under the cur rent weather conditions could be a potentially bad said Friesenhahn Toys for Tots extends dropoff deadline Donations can be made through Friday From staff reports The New Braunfels Jaycees Toys for Tots campaign deadline has been extended so more residents can participate in a program helps area families give gifts and put food on their tables during the holidays Two years ago we gave a family Christ mas who was living in a said Sue Kolath past president of New Braunfels Jaycees Its a real Two years ago we gave a family Christmas who was living in a car Its a real Kolath past president New Braunfels Jaycees Toys new and used can be dropped off at several area organizations until Friday includ ing World Car Motors Advantage RentA Car Librados Century 21 Prodigy Day Care Farmers Insurance 81 and Wal nut and the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung office Local organizations are getting behind the campaign TCI Cable is accepting a new toy in lieu of installation fees and the Remote Control Car Club recently conducted a race and made a donation of entry fees to the Toys for Tots program among others In its 14th year Toys for Tots provides food to more than 125 families and toys for 300 to 350 children according to Kolath The families are selected through the Com munity Service Center 132 Caddell Ln We want to encourage people to clean Turn to Toys Page 3 Toys for Tots New and used toys can be dropped off at the fol lowing locations for the New Brayrtfeis Jayese Toys for Tots campaign now in its 14th wan fc Mb 1 A A u iJ u fcw I Century I Pftfgy Day City S Walnut ai and Walnut Aw New HeraldZeitung 707 Landa a at World Car Motors Can you really find your soul mate Dear Abby has the answer Page 3
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