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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Rough Riders face off again See NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY November 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZFTTT ING 15 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County 50 cents Utility customers could see drop in payments BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities trustees approved an 8 percent increase in water rates and a percent cut in electric costs at their board The average utility customer should see an overall net reduction with the combined rate changes of about per month if the New Braunfels City Council approves the boards resolution at its 10 The rates would go into effect in if approved The typical New Braunfels resi dent uses approximately gal lons of water per month and would see about added to each monthly The average resident using kilowatts of electricity each month would see a drop in each The proposed 8 percent increase is based on the average retail Residents who use more than gallons of water per for would see a rate increase closer to or per Small businesses requiring more than gallons per month will pay an additional or if the resolution The overall water rate increase will pump an additional into tho NBU income raising its annual water revenues to an estimated The increase stems from NBLTs decadelong effort to further reduce subsidies for its water operations from electric officials See Police arrest hospital worker Sex assault charges not connected with detective says BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO Law men arrested this week a for mer Spring Branch man accused of sexually assault ing a 14yearold Andres Andy was arrested Monday at his Christus Santa Rosa Childrens Hospital on Houston He was booked into Bexar County Jail where he posted bail and was released from Comal County Sheriffs detective Jim Rose said the allegations against Medina had nothing to do with his The victim was not con nected to the hospital in any Rose Medina is the manager of the hospitals respiratory therapy Veronica spokes woman for Christus Santa Rosa Childrens said Medina had been relieved of his duties at the hospital pending the outcome of the We were notified on Mon day he had been named in a charge by the Comal County Sheriffs Laurel In keeping with our he was placed on paid administrative leave on He will remain on leave while this is under Rose said the sheriffs office was told of the allega tions against Medina by Child Protective Services after the girl reported the alleged sexual assaults to a school We got a referral from A little girl said she had been They in turn contacted he See Events get town in holiday mood CHRIS a family enjoys a holiday evening around the Christmas tree in one of the displays at the Museum of Texas Handmade Barren chairman of Conservation holds a hand carved figure made by Fred Wagenfuer in the Wagenfuehrs circus which is made of wood and uses real human hair and bird will be on display in the saloon at Conservation Plaza for the first time during Saturdays holiday museum candlelight Festtage 2001 Upcoming Events Today Downtown Christmas Tree Main Saturday Candlelight 5 to 8 Sophienburg Museum 401 Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture 1300 Church Hill Conservation Plaza 1370 Hill II Saturday and Sunday Old Gruene Christmas Market Days 10 5 With Nicholas 1 to 3 and 5 until 7 at the Sophienburg Museum 401 6 6 to 9 Main Festtage kicks into high gear this weekend BY BRETT BOUSMAN HeraldZeitung Correspondent New Braunfels will get in the fes tive spirit with upcoming holiday At 6 today Santa Glaus will make his entrance into the New Braunfels Plaza to kick off the Downtown Christmas Tree The event will illuminate the New Braunfels Plaza and will provide plenty of Reinnie Guenther and the Happy Travelers will provide dancing music for the Alamo Area Square and Round Dancers and the Children can have thenfaces painted by Gene Wilson and get their pictures taken with Plenty of food and drinks will be ranging from tamales and hot dogs to cookies and hot As the town plaza will be lit by Christmas museums will line their sidewalks with candlelight as they present the 14th annual Candlelight Tour The New Braunfels Historic Museum Association sponsors the The Sophienburg the Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture are tho See Task Force hopes vigil shines light on prevalent disease FROM STAFF REPORTS Comal County AIDS Task Force is hoping to shine more light on living with AIDS and The public is invited to a candlelight vigil Saturday at the Main Plaza for World AIDS The theme of this years World AIDS Day is I Do You Youth and AIDS in the 21st Comal County Nurse Karon Preiss About people in the live with HIV or Preiss And theres probably another who are not aware they have the she AIDS activists are focusing their attention on youth because half of new infections are being diagnosed in persons younger than In December teen agers between 13 and 19 years of age were diagnosed with Among 20 to were diag and persons ages 25 to 29 were Because the virus can lie dormant in the body for five to seven many of those infections could be attributed to highrisk behaviors when many of these victims were Preiss Fullblown AIDS was diagnosed in teenagers ages 13 to 19 people between the ages of 20 and 24 were1 Teenagers more typically engage in highrisk such as having unprotected sharing drug nee getting piercing body parts and sharing Proias For Comal finding out the actual number victims is Preiss Officials do know about throe or four now cases are diagnosed in the county each AIDS tctsting is available at a reduced cost at tho Comal County Office of Public 178 Mill in New For call Reception kicks off museum affiliation with Smithsonian JESSIE Qgilts that highlight chefs are part of Women of which runs Saturday through 10 at the New Braunfels Museum of Art and BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer Somewhere in the Smithson ian Institutions national archives in Washington is perched a priceless work of art that soon will be on its way to New Braun Starting with the 3 raising of the Smithsonians flag at the New Braunfels Museum of Art and 199 Main cen tral Ibxans now will have access to the more than 142 million objects in the Institutions The ceremony tho association reached this past June1 between the Smithsonian Insti tute and the When we raise the Smithson ian it will represent to tho See Send Cheer Fund dona tions to the HeraldZeitung at 707 Landa Donations help pay for food baskets to be distributed to less fortunate families in the Those who donate will have their name and contribution listed in this space as a testament to the readers INSIDE Key Code 76
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