New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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lL PAS0- TX 79903-INSIDE - State’s voters to decide Democratic, Republican runoff elections Tuesday - See 2A
New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995
Letters to the editor......................5A
Eckerds Pharmacy, McCoy's Building Supply, Little Ceasar's Pizza, Rhoads Interiors..................*..........See InsertsStammlisch
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Jenny Petrie, Ten Dunn, Ellen Schulze (Monday), Charles A. Bloom, Annamarie KJellberg, Chuck Bloom, Elaine Fahsl, Betty Tuch, Olivia Altweln (Monday),
Jere Dial (Monday), Adelea Ellig (Monday), Caroline Ennuso (Monday), Martha Johnson (Monday), Cleo KJellberg (Monday), Vicki Merrifield (Monday), Mary Mount (Monday), Wyatt "Jack" Sapp (Monday), Ignacio Soliz (Monday), Vasquez Suzano, Jr., (Monday), Deanna Wilson (Monday), Catherine Anne Web bom (Monday), Gale Schwarz.
Wurst Cookoff 4 Dance tickets available st Wurstfest office
Tickets for the first-ever Wurst Cookoff & Dance, featuring Rotel Sc The Hot Tomatoes, are now available at the discounted price of $6. Tickets at the door will be $8.
The dance will be held on Saturday, April 23 at WurstHalle. Tickets can be picked up at the Wurstfest office in Lands Park. Admission to grounds during the cook off is free.
Call 625-9167 for further information.
Solms Bowling Club forming now league with 20 more teams
The Solms Bowling Club is forming a new league which will start on April 18.
New member applications are now being accepted.
Anyone interested in applying should call M.J. Sullivan at 625-4545 or John Schendel at 629-7839 to sign up.
The club only has room for 20 more teams.
The league is for 9-pin bowling, a German tradition.
Krueger Elementary hosting pre-registration next Saturday
On Saturday, April 16,
Krueger Elementary in Marion will be having pre-registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten students for the 1994-95 school year.
Enrolling students will have activities to participate in from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. while parents are filling out registration forms.
Proof of age, shot records and social securty numbers need to be furnished.
For more information, call the school office at (210) 9145-3701 between 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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See complete coverage in Sports Day pages 11 A, 13A, 14A.
44 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday .April 10,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of TERA DURAN
■ Vol, 142, No. 107
NEW BRAUNFELS I TYLER LEE 0
Ntw Braunfels players were Jubilant moments after winning their first-ever state championship in soccer. The Unicorns did it with a 1-0 win over the Tyler Lee Red Raiders Saturday afternoon In Pflugerville. Freshman Kyle Reneau booted In the winning goal with 8:32 left In the game. The Unicorns defeated Klein 3-2 In a thrilling overtime tilt In Friday's final four opener. Ryder McDonald scored two goals, the second proving to be the winner, to propel the Unicorns into the state final yesterday. Sid Gosa scored the first goal In Friday s win.
I Game story, 11A
■ Reserve player makes winning shot, 13A
■ 'Last year's promises held true,' - Tijerina column, 13A
■ Pictorial, 14A
Herald-Zeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH
DPS statistics pinpoint dangerous intersections
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
According to statistics for 1993 from the Texas Department of Public Safety, three of the most dangerous intersections in New Braunfels are located near Interstate Highway 35.
Statistics show the greatest number of accidents occurred in the intersection of Highway 46 south and the Interstate Highway 35 service road.
Twenty-four accidents occurred at that intersection.
Out of those accidents, 22 people were inured.
The second highest number of accidents was reported in the intersection of Walnut Street and San Antonio Street. In this intersection, there were 20 accidents.
Statistics show 19 accidents occurred in the intersection at South Walnut Street and the Interstate Highway 35 service road near Wal-Mart and 18 accidents occurred in the intersection of South Seguin Street and the Interstate Highway 35 aervice road.
Ll John Wommack, who oversees the petrol division of the New Braunfels Police Department, said he wai not surprised these intersections came out on the top of the list for accidents in New Braunfels.
Hereld-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH The most dangerous Intersection In New Braunfels list ysar was Walnut & 1-35.
intersection and should hesitate one-half a second to make sure nobody is running a red light, said Wommack.
Tbs corner of Walnut & Sen Antonio Ie often an accident scene.
B See Q&A with local TxDOT engineer,
■ See "Growth," Page 1B
“They are all extremely high traffic areas,’’ he said. “There are no specific dangers at these intersections but there is a high volume of cars."
Wommack said many of the accidents occurring in these intersections are caused by people missing red lights or making unprotected left turns.
In order to avoid accidents drivers should be aware they are approaching a heavily traveled
Turnout for early voting low
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
■ See county precinct polling place, election judges for Tuesday's runoff election, Page 9A
Early voting turnout for the April 12 runoff election was low, according to Comal County Clerk Joy Streater.
As of 4 p.m. Friday, — — ........ .......
381 people voted early in the runoff election. Streater said 224 people voted early in person in the Democratic election and 63 voted by mail-in ballot. Ninety-four people voted in the Republican runoff. No Republican ballots have been received through the mail as of Friday.
‘Turnout has been low on the Republican side because there was nobody locally on the ballot. When that happens, people seem to take a passive attitude. The Democrats are turning out because of the district judge’s race,” said Streater.
The only local race being decided in the runoff is for the Democratic nomination for 207th District Court Judge. Running in that race are New Braunfels resident Nile Reidel and Dripping Springs resident Jeff Van Archer.
Early voting began Monday and continued until Friday. Election day is Tuesday. Polling places and election judges have been chosen.
Teamsters’ strike poses little threat to New Braunfels
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The recent strike by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters should have and has had little effect on the New Braunfels area, according to officials with the San Antonio chapter of the union.
“It will have very little effect on the average person in New Braunfels, Texas, “ said Preston Ketchum, president of Teamsters Local Union No. 657 in San Antonio. —
Ketchum said the only local business he knows of that may be affected is Wal-Mart.
However, he said the strike should be over soon.
“The main issue is over working conditions and job security," he said. “The companies want to implement part-time labor at $9 per hour. A regular employee gets $17.”
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- Preston Ketchum President, Teamsters Local Union No 657
Some accidents in these intersections cannot be prevented, according to Wommack. He said the intersections are well-designed and have the best traffic controls developed.
However, Wommack said some accidents on the Interstate Highway 35 service roads may be avoided after the roads are made one-way on each side instead of two-way, as they are now.
“We won’t have the double flow of traffic and some of the left turns will be eliminated because people won’t be cutting across a lane of traffic to turn,” he said.
Judging by personal experience, Wommack said most of the people involved in accidents are between the ages of 16 to 24 and most accidents occur near the driver's home.
Ketchum said IO companies have signed a tentative agreement, A meeting was scheduled for Saturday afternoon concerning those agreements.
The strike targets 22 trucking companies, according to an article printed in the Austin American-States-man. The article states that the group decided not to picket one of the companies, Carolina Freight Carrier Corporation, because it has agreed to go along with any agreement.
The strike began Wednesday and involves 75,000 Teamsters across the United States. Ketchum said the San Antonio Chapter has gotten IOO percent participation from its members.
Only IS to 20 people who live or work in New Braunfels are part of the union, said Ketchum.
Officials have said that the average consumer should feel little impact since companies involved transport raw materials and equipment rather than finished products. Food delivery is not expected to be affected.For subscription, news or advertising information, call 625-9144 (Metro 606-0846)