New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from tho Harald-Zaltung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following Hithday wishes to; Jamie* Quant, Pete Alvarez, David Lagunas, Adam Hernandez, JuUa Altman, Habile Alpen, Joan Bloom,
7rmnk Chatham, Mary Fteener, Frances Hatbardler, Freda Landis, Sandra Llamas.
Business counselor available April 12
The Business counselor from UTSA’s School of Business will be in the Chamber office all day on Tuesday, April 12 to offer free counseling to small businesses engaged in service oriented business, retail, wholesale and manufacturing.
These services are also available for individuals considering starting a new business. The Chamber, through an agreement with UTS A, has been offering this service on a regular basis for the past three years.
Areas of counseling include expansion, management, preventure feasibility, loan packaging, cash flow, etc.
To make an appointment for the service, which is completely confidential, call the Chamber office (625-2385).
Ma Soetety to host 29th Iris Show
The New Braunfels Iris Society presents the 29th Annual Iris Show on Saturday, April 16feom I p.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will be held at Wesley Hall of the First United Methodist Church, located at 572 W.
San Antonio in New Braunfels.
Admission is free.
Republican Woman ta boat luncheon
The New Braunfels Republican Women will hold their monthly luncheon and meeting at 12 p.m. on April 18 at Molly Joe's Restaurant.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Bob Offutt, who is with the state board of education.
Guests are welcome.
Tooatmwatera to conduct workshop
The New Braunfels Toastmasters Club will conduct a one-day workshop for the public on Saturday, April 23.
The workshop, called Speechcraft, is open to the public for a nominal fee. The program begins at 8 a m. and concludes at 5 p m. The session will be held in the McKenna Hospital Training Center, 140 E. Garza $t. Enrollment is limited to eight persons.
For pore information, contact Lupe Roy at 625-2217 (evenings), or Shay Timmins at 629-2232 (evenings) in New Braunfels or Jack Wallace at 935-r 67 at Canyon Lake
(The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community,"Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to with us.)
Traffic stop leads to drug haul
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
A traffic stop on Interstate Highway 35 Tuesday led to the confiscation of 127 pounds of marijuana and the arrest of a man from Eagles Pass.
Ismael Gonzalez, 41, was arrested by New Braunfels police officers and was charged with possession of marijuana and failure to obtain a tax stamp on a taxable substance.
According to Lt. John Wommack, a traffic stop was made at 2:45 p.m. on Interstate Highway
Eagle Pass man arrested by NBPD for possession of 127 pounds of marijuana
35. A gold Mazda was stopped because the vehicle was allegedly weaving into the other lane.
Wommack said Gonzalez, who was driving the vehicle, was found to have an expired driver's license and no insurance. He was also wanted on several Department of Public Safety warrants.
According to Wommack, K-9 officer Bill Spence and his dog Rico, were called to the scene to helpt conduct an inventory of the items in the car. Rico indicated that an illegal substance was in the car.
Upon searching the vehicle, the officers dis
covered 18 bundles of marijuana, totaling 127 pounds.
Wommack said the New Braunfels Police Department contacted the Drug Enforcement Agency to see if any other arrests could be made. At this time, no other arrests are expected and no other agencies are involved.
The New Braunfels Police Department is working on seizing the car involved in the incident.
Gonzalez is being held in the Comal County Jail. Bond has not been set as of press time.
Move Over, Football
Hereld Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Mimbft oil th» Haw Braunfels Unicorns sooctr foam, which will begin play al the state tournament today In Pflugerville, are (from left) died Gates, Bld Qoaa, Joel Mots, Toby Baker, Kyle Reneeu, Cliff Bfeagol, Ruben Gonzales, Rene Cruz, Albert Gallegos, Omar Hernandez, Mwco Benches, Jimmy Qaue, Mfeheel Kewaaoe, Erie Kennedy, Iflkey Bu stoa, Ryan Rogers and Ryder McDonald.
Local support for soccer team still low, despite recent success
Watson chosen for WORD
By CRAIG HAMMETT
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Th ere are no sold-out stadiums, no bands, no pep rallies, not even a pep squad. There is just the field, the ball, and in the stands, a group of loyal fans, the most loyal of all-parents.
Jodi McDonald it one of thole parents. Her ion, Ryder, it one of the main players on the New Braunfels Unicom soccer team, one of the four best teams in the state.
But this it Texas. Football country, or perhaps even baseball, basketball or track country compared to soccer. Fans don't come to games, despite the feet the Unicorns have won the regional title two straight years.
It is left to the parent to do it all. In addition to simply attending a game, driving many miles in many yean, the parents decorate the bus, clean the but, decorate fee players' rooms
at home, and maybe clean them as well. Jodi even writes the game stories for the Herald-Zeitung.
"The parents got together and formed a soccer booster club,” said Jodi. “The cheerleaders have made the effort to come to games and cheer this year, even though there is hardly anyone in the stands. They don’t give up ” Players like Ryder are used to the scene The players know the parents will be in the stands just like Jodi has been since Ryder was four, and they know that will be about it. Still, you would think it would bother them.
“Not really,” says Ryder "We’re pretty much used to it. I think maybe we should get a little more support. It would really fire us up and maybe make us play better ”
While soccer is the most popular sport in the world, that world hasn't quite reached the United States.
Ryder said the game is sometimes too low-scoring for those who don’t understand it The high school season also comes during
winter, not a good time for outdoor sports. Just ask any parent who has been in the stands.
"We know that contributes to the lack of fans,” said Jodi "Football is in the fall, base ball is in the spring, and basketball is indoors so that doesn’t really matter We’re stuck in the worst time of the year ”
Things are picking up, however Winning helps with that.
And Jodi said a strong youth soccer program here has helped build support The local program is funding two college scholarships for the seniors this year "I think we’re getting more support than last year,” said Ryder. “The team is finally coming together. I think we’ll do better this year.”
One thing is certain, as certain as the ball is round, a parent will be in the stands this weekend, and the teenagers who play will recognize this devotion with utmost appreciation, just like all teenagers do Just like Ryder does “Yeah,” he said, pausing "I guess we appreciate them.”
The Comal County Commissioner’s Court unanimously approved the appointment of Scott Watson to the board of the Water Oriented Recreation District.
Watson, a resident of Spring Branch, replaces Dec Buck who is retiring due to personal health rcasoas Watson becomes a part of the sevcn-mcmber board which governs the often controversial WORD, including a $159,000 budget.
“People talk to mc and say the concept of WORD they support but...,” he said “If I can contribute to running WORD operations better, that’s what I want to do I’m a taxpayer. I’m concerned with taxes, too.”
Watson said his family has lived along the Guadalupe River since 1948. In the 1970s, his grandparents started the Guadalupe River Association. He also said there was a time when the city of Kerrville was polluting the River and he spent time in Austin trying to get them to stop.
In other business, the court voted to move Tom Codette from his position of Administrative Assistant/Personnel for the court to Human Resources Manager Codette will help coordinate personnel matters for the county.
Commissioner Neil Craigmilc objected to the move because the position does not carry the required authority, he believed.
Sheriff Jack Bremer said the county needs one central location to advise departments on personnel issues.
Commissioner J. L. "Jumbo’’ Evans agreed, but said the office will need additional help.
“One person can’t do all of this,” he said, reading from the job desertion “We need to recognize that the problem going in is staffing."
Kellee Cherry to represent Comal County at Miss Texas USA event
New Braunfels resident to compete in pageant June 28 at Padre island
By JENNIKR ROMPEL
Comal County will be well represented in the upcoming Miss Texas U.S.A. pageant.
Kellee Cherry, a resident of New Braunfels, has been named Miss Comal County and will be competing the Miss Texas U.S.A. pageant in June.
Cherry, 19, has been living in New Braunfels for six months and became involved in the pageant after seeing a commercial on television.
"I saw sn advertisement on television and thought this is something I have never done before. I said "Why not?” she said.
In order to become Miss Comal County, Cherry had to compete in the Miss San Antonio pageant.
She was third runnersup in that contest and was given her choice of 20 titles for this area.
She said she chose to be Miss Comal County because it wu her home.
Her succeu in her first pageant wu overwhelming.
"I wu to excited I couldn't believe it. When they announced me u third runner-up, I wu overwhelmed,” she said.
The Mitt Texas U.S.A. pageant will be held June 28 in South Padre Island. The competition requires several hours of preparation each week, according to Cherry.
"It’s like any other competition. We work on physical fitness and personal interaction. We have a director and we have a meeting every Tuesday. She talks to us about how to walk and turn and answer questions in the interviews,” said Cherry.
"Ifs not a matter of a certain number of hours per day. We put in hours as we have rime," said.
Cherry's ocher interests include horseback riding, hiking, skiing or any activity outdoors.
Her volunteer work has included working st a mining home in Hondo,
STEP grant clears way for local police to stop seat belt violators
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
where she visited with and read to residents.
Cherry is spending much of her time searching for sponsors for the event. She must raise $5,000 in order to pay entry fees, purchase evening gowns, etc.
She said she spends several hours each day searching for sponsors "It would be nice to get sponsors from this area. I hope to find a lot of different sponsors so they will be able to give smiler donations,” she said Cherry is originally from Houston but moved to New Braunfels after serving ss military police officer in the Army for two years.
She is a graduate of Santa Fe High School near Houston.
Her parents are Dorothy Jean Cherry and Walter Clayton She has one younger sister, Amanda Anyone interested in sponsoring Cherry, should call 609-1213.
The New Braunfels Police Department will be on the lookout for people not wearing their seatbelts.
The department has once again been awarded a grant with the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program According to Lt John Wommack, $19,000 was awarded to the city The grant funds will be used to pay overtime to officers who are paroling and looking for people who are not wearing seatbelts. The funds will also be used to cover the use of city vehicles
This is the fifth STEP grant that New Braunfels has received.
The program began March 9 and is funded by the federal government.
In the past, New Braunfels has been awarded grants for seatbelt violations and hazardous moving violations, such as running red lights and speeding Wommack said he believes a seatbelt can save a person’s life. “Like the bumper sticker says “Buckle up for safety " It’s the truth," said Wommack ”1 have seen accidents that were fatalities that if tire person hail worn a seatbelt, they would have been injured but it wouldn’t liave been a fatality," he said.
Lake Dunlap clean up scheduled
From staff reports
The Lake Dunlap Property Owner's Association will be conducting a lake clean up Saturday, April 9 from 9 a rn to 12 p.m.
Users of Lake Dunlap are encouraged to join in the effort to clean up
debris from the lake Trash bags arc being donated by Diamond Rite Products of New Braunfels and will be distributed at the boat ramp under 1-35 in. New Braunfels beginning at 9 a rn Saturday.
For more information, call Quest Couch at 620-0978 or 490-1400For subscription, news or advertising information, call 625-9144 (Metro 6