New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Man jailed after 5-car accident
The vehicle driven by a Colorado woman killed in a Sunday automobile accident rests in the sour oourd are of Interstate 35 oe'o'e ce :cv*ec (Photo by Erik Karlsson)StammtischBest withes
The New Braunite Herald-Zeitung withes “happy birthday” today to Keith Faust, Joe Oris, Frank Hernandez, Ortencla Vargas, William Pristy, Aaron Scheel, Matthew Nolle, Janice Neff, Charlie R. Smith and Frank Silvas.
Belated best wishes to Melissa Rein ingcr, Oracle de la Cerda, Anthony Glenn Villarreal, April Houk and Rosie Sotelo,
Happy anniversary to Betty and William Wilson, Roger and Norma Schultz, Roland and Cor Ina Martinez and Phylis and Jewell Murrow.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Oive our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.9trsst closings
Closed today for street construction are SB Terrace from Unicom Avenue to its dead end and Magazine Avenue from Merri weather Street to Towed inc, seconding to the city engineer’s office.
On Wednesday, crews will be working on Unicom Avenue from U.S. Highway 81 to Merri weather and Towerline from Unicom Avenue to Magazine Avenue. Voluntser orientation
American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation will begin at 9 a.m. April 27th in the second-floor conference coom at McKenna Memorial. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer at the hospital or nursing homes is invited to call Lola Behrens at 625-9764, Jimmy Allen at 635-3260 or leave your name at the volunteers' front desk at the hospital.Tickets avsllsbls
Tickets to “Bird's Eye View,” a tour of New Braunfels homes running from IO am. to 4 pm. Saturday now are available at Centex Office Supply, First Choice or China N’ Things. The tour, a benefit for the Mid-Texas Symphony, offers a look at seven homes both historic and modem.
Cost is $10 in advance, $12 on tour day. Luncheon tickets are an additional $5.
College Day Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos will host “College Day” Saturday to help prospective students become familiar with the university and its programs.
The program, sponsored by the SWT Office of Admissions, begins at 9 am. with check-in at Evans Auditorium. Events include campus and residence hall tours and discussions of admission and housing requirements, finanical aid programs, campus life, transfer credit, minority student affairs and academic services offered. Lunch will be served at Jones Diner for approximately $4.
For more information or to receive registration instructions, contacts the SWT Office of Admissions at 512/245-2340.Chocolate charity
Employees of Circle K at 8303 Landa have declared April Chocolate Crazy Month and are raffling a 10-pound Nestle Crunch Bar to raise funds for the United Cerebral Palsy organization. Raffle tickets at 25 cents each will be sold throughout the month, with a drawing to be held the last day of April.Kindergarten Round-up
Kindergarten Round-up has begun at Cross Lutheran, where any child who will be 5 yean old by Sept. I, 1991, is invited with
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Colorado woman dies; two injured
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
A Corsicana man remains in the Comal County Jail today on an involuntary manslaughter charge filed in connection with a five-vehicle accident in New Braunfels Easter Sunday.
Bond for Alfredo Juan, 22, was not set as of presstime today.
Juan was arrested by Department of Public Safety troopers Sunday afternoon after an accident on Interstate 35 claimed the life of 34-year-old Mary A. Bertram of Colorado.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct I Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger.
DPS Trooper Archie Harben said Bertram was driving north on Interstate 35 in a 1980 Chevrolet Chevette when the accident occurred across from the Solms Saloon.
Juan also was driving north in a Toyota Celica fast approaching Bertram’s vehicle. John Gonzales, 35, of Garland was driving a Jeep Cherokee also in the northbound lane to the left and behind Bertram’s vehicle when he saw Juan approaching, Harben said.
“The driver (of the jeep) sees this vehicle coming up from behind (Bertram) so he backs off and the Toyota cuts in front of the jeep,’’ he said.
Juan’s vehicle then hits the Jeep and swerved into Bertram’s Chevrolet, he said.
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N*w* Editor
United States reservists who supported efforts in Operation Desert Storm supplied talents that helped the war run so smoothly, according to two local reservists, who were honored Monday.
“I really think we’re going to see a tremendous change now,” said Dr. James Hicks. “I think you’re going to see a marked reduction in the active duty forces and there’s going to be even more emphasis placed on the reserves. The mobilization went so well this time.”
Hicks, along with Dr. Mark Hickman, were honored at a reception at McKenna Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon for their war-time service. Both doctors are members of the Primus Med Unit based at the medical school in San Antonio.
Hickman served on the U.S. Navy Ship Mercy in the Persian Gulf for close to two months. Hicks was sent to Corpus Christi for two months.
“I was kind of proud of the reservists. I think we added a lot to our ship being ready to do what we’re suppose
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N*wa Editor
Proposed legislation that requires mandatory jail time for first time DWI offenders could be the threat those people need to not drink and drive, say local officials.
”1 have found that the only thing that really serves as a real deterrent is immediate and actual loss of either liberty cwt their license to drive," said Comal County District Attorney Bill Renner.
“When she got hit she curved straight to the left out of control into the median ... and swerved into the inside lane of the southbound lane and got broadsided by a red Toyota Celica traveling south," Harben said.
The Celica. driven by Sultan
to do," said Hickman, who returned home March IO. “It’s real easy to fall in the trap and say, ‘Well, You didn t do much. You didn’t do much. You didn’t do much.’ But you have to have everything in place because you don’t know what’s going to happen ... It takes a lot of support just so one guy
Sen. Carlos Truan. D-Corpus Christi, recently unveiled his sleeping DWI proposal before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee The committee sent the bill to a subcommittee for further study Truan said increasing penalties and establishing an automauc revocation of a person’s drivers license tee DWI will reduce the number of alcohol* related traffic deaths and nuke the state eligible for about $16 million ut federal funds
Vfonim, 33, of Austin, then hit a Chevrolet van driven by Elisco Vega, 28, of New Braunfels. He was uninjured in the accident.
Monim and his pregnant wife were treated and later released from
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The accident occurred around 3:30 pjn. and blocked traffic in both directions for 98 minutes.
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casting Corp.)," Hickman said “No TV or anything like that Morning and evening you would sec brews of people huddled around guys on the flight deck with these little shortwave radios listening to BBC.”
Hickman said life on the ship was often “boring "
“I would get up ai 6. Have some coffee ... We would have various drills — gas mask drills, fire drills, abandon ship drills, man overboard drills..."
He said the ship’s doctors saw a ot of the complicated cases, because of the expertise on the ship. such as a kidney dialysis service.
Hicks said ais duties were similar ’jo that of working in a hospital.
"I was working at th icme flight surgeons so we wou-d see mil tar' nek cads ai the morning mil nan dc flignt pnysicals arter lick rail va* over.”
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j Candidate focuses on involvement
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Maw* Edit of
A Bulverde accountant and prudent of a Parer.: Teacher Assoc .a-I uon will push for stronger parental .revolvement within Canal Independent School District if elected to the school board.
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Jail time for first DWI may be deterrent
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GBRA, Sierra Club declare intention to sue
By JOE BELK Stall Writ*
A long-term hope of the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority may soon be realized, as binh the Slant Club and the OBRA have given notice to the IVpaiimem of the Ulterior of intent to file a lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act
ITie goal of the potential lawsuit is to protect the Comal ami San Marcos springs, thus also assuring flow to downstream water users, OBRA Gen
era! Manager John H. Spccht said.
The Sierra Club and GBRA have filed the necessary btl Alay nonces to the Dc j >ai intent of the Ulterior, and Specfu said he believes the Sierra Club will proceed with the lawsuit.
’’ll is their slated uuem lo do so. Whether they do or not is up to them, but I believe they probably will,” he said. ’’It is important that this issue be kept mov mg.”
He said if the Sierra Club did not take action in a reasonably prompt fashion, the GBRA board probably
would vote iv* Jv* *o.
New BiaunteL.v vp»v.n,iiuujve ja the board, Hoi Oui R SeOuciuu, Mod he has been awaiting auou cm a otig tune — the algas* none* ot uneui lo file a lawsuit wa* wived n June V6V.
‘T’ve been at tending urecunga mo siuuig ut ou incdiaoreg session* aii lo no result,” Schneider aud. ‘Trad the endangered specie* (aspect) wa., brought up, ii was awin! difficult o gel meeiutgs.”
Aftei thai. he said, theic nave been niceungs bul no consensus on a con-
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the jouilluol awsuii. kccuiuuig o spec at, would he gv«ucd .a clouring auloi cornein ot bevies protection a loc i aw HeociUi Bndangiaed Species Act
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ciLL.^,geied spcoiC* .n die Likjuu * iou >an Vlarco* .spunks, he said. 'ha. pnoueiioa would (occur) by assiuui* oinc spiuig flow under even die tnosr critical droughicoudiiroia. T youpio* cd the >prmg flow, you're .did pfo-lecun^ ill oft he downstream water isers. '
’ie hsju a ural >u J -ut ..j, •*£,<- by iqurfez users would be the method of protecting the spr ing flow. TUd would not, he said, involve a cessation of cage, but rather model adon parti co!airly ut critical tunes.