New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, October 15, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

October 15, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 15, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas HERALDZEITUNG Vol 148 No 236 22 pages in 2 sections October FRIDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Businesses new and old Ross Dress For Less plans celebration FROM STAFF REPORTS The local grand opening for Ross Dress For Less a discount retail clothing chain is scheduled for Saturday The building is in the Walnut Square Shopping Cen ter on South Walnut Avenue near Interstate 35 To help celebrate its opening the store is sponsoring a shopping spree contest Between Saturday and Oct 24 customers can enter to win a shopping spree Second prize is a shopping spree and five peo ple could win the third prize a shopping spree Ross Dress for Less offers name brand apparel accessories and footwear for all ages providing sav ings of 20 to 60 percent from depart ment and specialty store prices The store also offers similar sav ings on fragrances and other items for the home The New Braunfels Ross Dress for Less is one of about 350 in 17 states With more than employees nationwide the stores 1998 rev enues were almost billion preparing to open doors Schwamkrugs ready for return WAI Ross Dress For Less a discount retail clothing chain is expect ed to open Saturday In the Walnut Square Shopping Center BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer A renovated Schwamkrugs Steakhouse isscheduled to open at 5 today Were just waiting on the citys coowner Judi Howard said Judi and husband Terry have spent more than reno vating the building 1440 N Wal nut built in the 1940s Were trying to get it looking like it did Terry said They tore up the linoleum floor to reveal the original antique pine floor and removed dark paneling on the walls opting instead for white textured walls The entrance now will be on the side instead of at the front And the gingerbread house exterior is now a light tan with white trim Terry said The main dining area seats 195 and 150 others can be seated in the party room A bar is expected to open in the back of the restaurant next week Terry said the menu was simi See SCHWAMKRUGSfcA A taste of patronage Elizabeth Hamilton 9 enjoys some applecinnamon pie at the 11th annual Taste of the Town event Thursday night at the Texas National Guard Armory The benefit raised funds for the Childrens Museum of New Braunfels Five beverage com panies and 26 local restaurants provided food and drinks while a disc jockey and musicians from Southwest Texas State University entertained those gathered WAI Taste of the Town organizers predict record night BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer Local flavor was celebrated at the Texas National Guard Armory Thurs day night at the 11th annual Taste of the From crispy plantain chips with tangy chimichurri dipping sauce to good old Texas barbecue plenty of eats could be found at the Childrens Museum of New Braunfels fundrais er Community members feasted on the deserts drinks appetizers and special ty menu items of 26 restaurants and five beverage companies Patrons were able to choose from stuffed quail cakes pastries sausage champagne chicken fried steak wine clam chowder ribs and much more I am having an unbelievably good New Braunfels resident Ronnie Davis said Great food nice people and a good The event was deemed an over whelming success by Childrens Museum executive director Julie Swift It is awesome Swift said This is the best response we have ever had Our ticket sales and restaurant partici pation have been Mike Dietert general manager of New Braunfels Smokehouse said he was happy to do his part to raise mon ey for the museum We have participated in this fund raiser ever since it Dietert said The most important thing is we are supporting a very worthwhile cause and it also is a good way for us to get our food out to people who have never tried The event raised for the museum in 1998 With more than tickets presold to this years event Swift said they definitely would surpass this past years totals It makes me feel great to see the support from the she said I have heard a lot of great com ments from Money raised will fund the general operation of the museum 651 N Business 35 and also support exhibits outreach and educational programs Swift said Driver indicted by grand jury Man accused of hitting senior citizen leaving scene of June accident BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer A Comal County grand jury indicted Jesus Jesse Rodriguez Gomez Wednesday on charges of manslaughter and tampering with evidence after he allegedly fled the scene of a hitandrun accident that killed a 78yearold New Braunfels man The 38yearold New Braunfels man also was indicted on a charge of failure to stop and render aid Gomez is accused of hitting Ray Biggadike as he crossed Business 35 on his batterypow ered scooter about on June 28 Biggadike known as Scooter was crossing the busy fourlane thoroughfare from the east toward Avenue A Biggadike was thrown 58 feet from his scooter and was pronounced dead on the scene by Pet 2 Justice of the Peace Bill Schroeder Authorities investigated the accident as a hitandrun after witnesses said the unidenti fied car that hit Biggadike turned right onto a nearby street and fled the scene Gomez turned himself in to police July 1 and was booked into Comal County Jail on a charge of failure to stop and render aid He was released July 2 on a bond If convicted on the manslaughter charge a seconddegree felony Gomez could face two to 20 years in prison and up to a fine Tampering with evidence is a thirddegree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine If convicted on the charge of failing to stop and render aid Gomez could be sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison Comal County Criminal District Attorney Dib Waldrip said Gomez was accused of con cealing evidence during the investigation including the vehicle he allegedly was dri ving on the night of the accident Skid marks indicated the driver braked See A sign of love Students at New Braunfels High School 2551 N Loop 337 posted this sign asking dri vers to observe the speed limit after an accident killed sophomores Shelby Famsworth and Fernando Diaz this past Saturday WAJLVHeraWZeitung New public library opens Saturday BY Pew Staff Writer Anxious residents finally will be able to view and use the cityfe new library more thana year of anticipation Construction on New Braunfels Public Library 700 Common was started in July 1998 The 30yearold Dittlinger Memo rial Library 373 Magazine closed its doors for good Oct ing patrons without a library ffor two weeks But on Saturday they will have a public place to read and learn again And for the next week library offi cials have planned activities to cele brate On Saturday an open house begins at 10 and ends at 5 Library director Vickie Hocker will welcome guests and recognize dignitaries Mayor Stoney Williams and Julia Ousley library advisory board president also will make a few comments and then cut the rib bon Library officials will present three of the last books from Dittlinger each representing one of the citys three previous libraries The books will link our past with our present and Hocker said Williams then will check out the first book Throughout the day New Braun fels Service League volunteers and library staff will conduct tours of the entire building Storytellers and puppets will per form every hour in the childrens INSIDE OB 4B ;