New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 19, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 19, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas mf yi I 1 I 20332 11009 F INEWaaaiSiKFELs HERALDZEITUNG Vol 149 No 22 48 pages in 5 sections December INSIDE Cheer Fund You helped 200 local families have a merry Christmas Volunteers braved the cold windds on Saturday to help the Herald Zeitung deliver 200 food bas kets to needy families in New Braunfels See how they did it inside 711 A HoHay photos Find out how to capture the beauty of the Christmas lights on film with tips inside from the 1C Longhorns win Ivan Wagner and the Texas Longhorns mens basketball team trounced Wofford in a decisive 8957 win in Austin SAN ANTONIO 84 DENVER 86 WEATHER With one week left before Christmas the weather will take on a more wintry feel For the complete forecast see Page 2A INDEX SUNDAY Area man charged in Seguin slaying SEGUIN AP A 23yearold Saturday with bond set at man has been charged with capital He was charged with capital mur murder in the death of a female der in the Friday slaying of Diana neighbor whose body was found in Aguilar 32 He also was charged her Seguin apartment with attempted murder in the appar Patrick James Holzer Jr was hi Guadalupe County Jail in Seguin on See Serving Corttal County since 1852 Brauntex boost The Downtown Association pre sented the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Association a check for Friday From left are Marilyn Hartman Adam Cork Mack McCoy of BPATA Susan Tate Pete Stocking and Marty Lindsey of the Downtown Association Photo submitted Plane crash injures 2 Ultralight winds up in Comal womans pasture An ultralight crashed in a pasture near Schertz late Saturday Two men were transported to a San Antonio hospital for treatment BY ERIN MAQRUDER Staff Writer The passenger and pilot of an ultra light were airlifted Saturday evening after the small aircraft crashed nose first into a pasture on FarmtoMar ket Road 2252 in southern Comal County Pilot and instructor Ben Johnson 40 and Jarred Buoy 26 both of Bergheim were in stable condition at University Hospital in San Antonio as of press time Saturday Witnesses said the plane had just taken off about from an ultra light field 20810 FM 2252 when it started to fall from the sky Depart ment of Public Safety highway patrol man Randy Vetter said The ultralight had just made its first loop and then it started going he said Although a parachute was deployed before the crash it did riot prevent the plane from plummeting to the earth not far from a sign that reads Field of The plane a special twoperson training ultralight crashed about 30 feet away from Joanita Reed whose residence is next door to the airfield I was cleaning my pool and not paying much attention because I always hear the ultralights flying over Reed said Then the next thing I knew I heard this loud explosion My cats went run ning my cows went running and all I thought about was running to save my life I didnt know what had Reed said she turned around and saw the two men trapped under the ultralight They were both still hi their seats and they were trying to get Reed said When I came closer they were calling out I could see they bom were breathing The one guy looked very pale like he was really Reed called 911 and covered the two men with a blanket to keep them warm she said I was so glad I was there to help she said I hope they are going to be Fire and rescue personnel from Bracken and Shertz arrived shortly after the crash Reed said The two men were still alert and talking when they EMS Reed said Officers from the Schertz Police Department Garden Ridge Police Department and DPS also responded Reed said this was not the first time an ultralight had crashed on her prop erty Families share Christmas traditions Local residents take part in holiday rituals BY Bern TAYLOR Staff Writer Now that the holiday season is in full gear many families are cele brating traditions that are specific to this time of year Some are centuries old Others are made up by family members to begin a tradition that is unique to their family and one that they can call their own The Moss family celebrates both types of traditions Ever since I was 12 or so my cousin and I would get a Spode place setting each year from our Jana Moss said She said she did not think much of the tradition at the time but Unwrap new traditions Page 1C now she has a complete set of the Christmas dinnerware that comes from England and plans to hand down the tradition to her 3year old daughter Madeleine Ive done a lot of traveling so we also practice some traditions from Moss said She and her husband Steve placed wooden shoes out on Dec 6 each year for Madeleine in celebration of St Nicholas Day You put gold chocolate coins in the shoes if the children are she said If the children are bad they get sticks in their shoes Moss also said she tried to pick up ornaments during her travels to remind her of the places her family had visited If I cant find an ornament then I look for a keychain that will work as an she said Sue Groff said her children were in their 20s but still practiced fami ly traditions that started when they were young We always have a bird tree out side that we cover with pine cones covered with peanut butter and birdseed cranberries and popcorn Weve also hung oranges on the bird tree before It was a great way to get the kids interested in nature and outside We grew up where it was cold so the birds needed the she said Groffs motherinlaw began another family tradition Council supports convention center idea However elected officials say bed tax will have to fund it BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer Several members of New Braunfels City Council said they would support building a million convention center here but only if bed tax money was used to fund it Council members said they would not con sider funding the center by raising property taxes or placing the pro posal on a proposed million bond issue that in May Thats fine with Michael Meek president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc MEEK We went into this think ing it would be funded with tax he said We dont want to compete with other priorities hi the Meek said the chamber planned to talk with council in the coming months about how to pay for a convention center now that a market study and financial analysis were com plete The chamber commissioned PKF Consult ing of Houston to conduct the study in Sep tember and released its results Friday Although council hadnt had a chance to review the study several council members said Friday their initial response was posi tive i Im not endorsing it but I would consider District 6 councihvoman Juliet Watson said But I wouldnt want our citizens paying for it District 4 councilwoman Jan Kotylo and District 2 councilman Larry Alexander I think the city should seriously look at itj if it could be paid for by bed Alexan der said That would be the easiest way to fund See CONVENTION CENTEFV9A Photo submitted Earl Stein a friend dress up as Santa and pose tor McKenzto SekJel This ritual has become part of the familys holiday traditions ;