Friday, June 11, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 11, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS i ONG 146 24 pages in 2 sections June 1999 FRIDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Neighbors dog attacks woman Chow did not have its current rabies shots BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer CANYON LAKE A late evening walk with the dog turned violent for a woman when she was attacked by a neighbors dog in her own Deborah Shirey is recovering at her home in the Arrowhead Village subdivision after an 8yearold Chow named Max attacked her German short hair then turned on her about 7 Shirey said she decided to take one of her three dogs for a walk when her hus noticed Max out of his I told her not to walk the dog because Max was Troy Deborah said she then started out with her dog but only got as far as the dri veway when the black Chow began fighting with her Deborah said she tried to pull her dog away when Max attacked He went for my leg and knocked me then attacked she He sunk his teeth in and didnt want to let Deborah said a young man finally helped her get away from the dog by striking it with a motorcycle Troy said the young man and several friends locked the dog up inside a fence at the owners Im scared to death it Max could hurt someone Theres a little kid across the and it could kill her Deb orah Larry Maxs said he was See Jerry Jeff headlines weekend in Anhalt Germania Farmer Verein raising funds to repair 91yearold dance hall BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer ANHALT If your tastes run to posh discothe ques that call themselves serving up lukewarm adult beverages and tinny pseudocountry San Antonio has an abundance of entertain ment venues designed especially for But if old German dance ice cold beer and classic Texas music are more your the dance hall in western Comal County will fit your weekend plans like an old pair of The Germania Farmer Verein is sponsoring a weekend of music and fine Texas dining that kicks off tonight with a show by Jerry Jeff Walker and the Gonzo Entertainment also includes one of the countys biggest barbecue cookoffs and a washer pitching tournament Saturday Darrell a Verein member and one of the organizers of the weekends said the orig inal building at Anhalt was built about 1875 and the dance hall was completed in The spacious and immaculately maintained dance with more than square feet for waltzing and is one of the largest in the Moeller We could fit four Gruene Halls in he Though dancing is a prominent plenty of room is available on the grounds to sit relax and take in the atmosphere and history the venerable building Some people dont dance they come here mostly for the Moeller The history of the Verein is the history of rural Comal County in many It was formed in 1875 as a cooperative of live stock owners to deter predation of their herds by rustlers and By the the organization had begun its INTHISHALL JSSTRICTLY PROHIBITED THEVEREIN CHRIS Darrell a member of the Germania Farmer looks over the dance floor at the dance hall at Anhalt in preparation for two live music shows and a barbecue cookoff this The rules enumerated on the overhead signs are no longer strictly Moeller bellies up to the bar at the Anhalt dance which was built in This weekends musical and culinary fund raisers will pay for repairs to the transformation to a group to study methods for improvement of livestock and Member ship was drawn exclusively from Comal and sur rounding During that the annual meetings in May and October began as exhibitions for the seasons produce and included dances and Far from fading into the Verein is flourishing as it enters the 21st Moeller said the Verein was now 600 with members from across the United States and Tonights show will begin at 8 with Dana Lee and the Ranger Band taking the Scamp Walker will say Buckaroos about available at the are for adults and for children 12 and ANHALT WEEKEND Today 8 Dance featuring Jerry Jeff Walker and the Gonzo Compadres Admission at the for chil dren 12 and under Saturday 1 Washer Pitching Tournament 3 Barbecue cookoff judging 8 Dance featuring Geronimo Trevino Admission at the Children 12 and under children 6 and under free The eighth annual barbecue cookoff will run through the afternoon with judging about 3 The washer pitching contest will begin at 1 Saturdays dance features Geronimo Trevino at 8 Gate admission is for adults and for children 12 and with kids 6 and under admit ted The dance hall at Anhalt is off Texas 46 about miles west of Highway Take Anhalt road about two Deborah Shirey of Canyon Lake points to where she was attacked Wednesday evening by an 8 yearold Chow belong ing to her Larry Shirey has three large punc ture several bruises and a knot on her The dog was removed and held by animal control HeraldZeitung SCHEEL Scheel declares burn ban BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Comal County Judge Danny Scheel heeded the advice of Fire Marshal Lin Manford on Thursday and declared an emergency ban on outdoor burning in the The fire marshal said we needed it Scheel If we get some good rain we can always take it The ban took effect Thursday Scheel asked Manford if the ban could wait another week until it could be rati fied by the commissioners but Manford said conditions were bad and getting Manford told the court the Texas Forest Service deemed the area a high risk for The National Weather Service also reported the area was more than 5 inch es below normal annual rainfall No more significant rainfall is expected until Manford I know its not but I think we need to be proactive rather than he The prohibition states that a person is in violation if he burns any combustible mate rial outside an enclosure to contain all flame Violation of the order is a Class B misde punishable by a fine of up to or a jail term of up to 180 Also commissioners voted to implement a county ban on aerial fireworks for the Fourth of July The act prohibits the use of fireworks mat contain rudders or sticks and can become officials Anything that leaves the ground intact and can fall on the roof of a house is commissioner Jack Dawson Bottle rockets and missiletype fireworks are but Roman MANFORD See Murder investigators still looking for suspect BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer New Braunfels Police reported little progress Thursday in the investigation into the strangling death of a 62yearold man found in his apartment on NBPD Doug Dunlap said the autopsy for Ted McReynolds had not been complet ed by Thursday and no new infor mation on the case was He said no motive had been established and a suspect had not been Everything is pretty much status Dunlap McReynolds moved to New Braunfels from the Pacific Northwest two months His being fairly new to the area makes it hard to know his Dunlap Dunlap said detectives spent about eight hours Thursday poring over the crime scene at the Mill Bridge Apartments in the 1000 block of Detectives said a great deal of physical evidence needed to be secured and Dunlap said based on evidence he could not conjecture whether McReynolds was asleep when he was He also declined to speculate whether the victim was strangled by hand or if a foreign object was McReynolds was found by family members about noon Officials said he probably died sometime early Sunday morn McReynolds silver 1988 Toyota Camry station wagon was not found in the apart ment parking officials Dunlap said the license plate number on the had been entered into state and national computer Members of a task force looking into a string of serial killings in South Texas exam ined the crime scene to determine whether the New Braunfels crime was related to the oth er Preliminary indications were that the crimes were not Dunlap said he had received a few phone calls Wednesday morning from people who reported seeing the suspect in the serial Rafael in New McReynolds1 death was the first homicide in New Braunfels since Anyone with information about the homi cide can contact New Braunfels Police at 6082185 or Crimestoppers at 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