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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 20, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns beat Cougars 7-3 to move to 10-0 in district - 12A SO CENTS COUNTDOWN! 336 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995 New Braunfels SO “WEST 1 M|-~r 10/22/99 2627 E rANr.F,Tushing 22 Pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, April Herald -Zeitiin* •hi 20,1994    Serving    Comal    County    for    more    than    142 years ■ Home of CUFF POHLER    ^ I 90 ■ Vol. 142, No. 114 Inside Texas briefs.................... .............2A Obituaries....................... .............3A Opinion........................... Letters to the editor........ .............SA Cuisine!.......................... Arts & Entertainment...... .............9A Restaurant reports......... ...........11A Sports Day..................... ......12.13A Lifestyles........................ ..............1B The Marketplace............ ..........STB His HfJdZ* tarnal The New Braunfels Herald' Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Cliff Pokier (Happy Retirement!), Karina Juarez, Lenny Loot, Mae Fleming (belated), Edger Ash, Leroy Atwood, Arlene Gigler, Frnuke Morin, Frieda Moiler, Ray Shannon, Marian Summer Flrttcvtr Epicurean Extravaganza on tap April 24 at Qruana The first-ever Epicurean Extravaganza will be held on Sunday, April 24 ftomS ■ See Cuisine!. PaoeSA p.m. to 9 p.m. a Greene Mansion lim. Tickets can be purchased a the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, the Comal County Women's Center and any participating local restaurants. The event is being sponsored by the New Braunfels Restaurant Association. Proceeds will benefit the Comal County Women's Center. Call 625-2954 for more information. YEW Post 7110 to hoot Loyalty nay activin#* The Veterans of Foreign Wars .Post 71 IO will be sponsoring several activities in observance of Loyalty Day, May I. Among activities included in the Loyalty Day event will be a flag raising, speech, open house and coffee and donuts. The public is invited to attend. Amorftcan Loglo«i Post 179 Amateur Chai Cook-Off The American Legion Post 179 will sensor the second Amateur Chili Cook-Off fund-raiser Sunday, April 24 at 410 W. Coll Street. * Individuals or companies whiyhing tip triter § cooking team may contact the American Legion at 625-0179 after 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Public is invited to attend for tasting. No charge for entering the grounds. A chili cooks dance is scheduled for Saturday night, April 23. Watt Rood to bo oloood today at railroad crossing Wald Road will be totally closed to road vehicle traffic at the Union Pacific Railroad starting at 8 am Wednesday (today) until 5 pm Both city and Union Pacific Railroad crews will be waking on the area to make it a smoother crossing. * Dozens are advised to plan alternate routes ahead of time to avoid any undue delays because of thix work. Stammtisch (The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members cf the German community, ■Stammtisch" represents a siting place for members of the com-amity to gather and share the da/s happenings. We invite you to share with us.) Police investigating convenience store robbery Police believe suspects in incident are juveniles By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officers from the New Braunfels Police Department are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Tiger Tote convenience store early Wednesday morning. According to reports, several individuals entered the Tiger Tote at approximately 12:30 arn. Wednesday. The store is located at the intersection of Common Street and Loop 337. Reports show the individuals allegedly displayed a handgun to the clerk and ordered him to give them money. Officers said the suspects got away with an undetermined amount of cash. Police officers said there are suspects in the case but no one has been charged with the offense. The suspects sit juveniles. At this time officers know there were at least two people involved and there could be one more. New Braunfels police Detective Basel Boatright said he cannot release information pertaining to what led them to the suspects they have now. Boatright said one interesting aspect of the robbery is that the store does not have a security camera. “The last three robberies we have had in New Braunfels have been in stores with no security cameras,” he said. No one was injured in the incident The case will be investigated by Detective Mike Osborne. Senate okays legislation that could speed up airport work Legislation’s passage will free up improvement funds From staff reports WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate yesterday approved emergency legislation th* will permit the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue awarding construction grants for expansion and safety projects at airports nationwide, a move that could bring new improvements to the New Braunfels Municipal Airport. U.S. Senator Phil Grimm said the bill reauthorizes the FAA’! Airport Improvement Program until June 30 of this year at a level of $800 million. “The passage of this legislation will flee up needed airport improvement funds over the next 60 days to help pay for expansion and safety construction activities it many Texas airports,” Gramm noted. “Improvements to New Braunfels Municipal Airport are on the FAA’s list this year, and I am hopeful they will be funded as soon as possible.” The senator said the FAA is targeting New Braunfels Municipal Airport to receive $1,276,470 to reconstruct a runway and taxiway, and rehabilitate and mark another runway during the current fiscal year. A larger bill reauthorizing the program at a higher level of binding beyond June 30 will be considered and likely approved before that date, the senator noted. A new wave of binding for the remaining FAA projects is expected at that time, he said “The Senate decided it was best to pass the emergency legislation now so that local airport officials could take advantage of the construction reason now underway” Gramm said. “I'm confident we’ll pass a broader bill to bind the remaining projects in the next two months.” Gramm said the Senate-passed bill will now go to the U S House of Representatives for a vote. If the House approves the legislation, it will then be sent to the White House for the President’s signature. The senator noted that the FAA plans to approve specific projects immediately after the President signs the legislation, which he is likely to do within two weeks after the House passage of the bill. HenJdZettung photo by JOHN HUSETH New Braunfels emergency personnel prepare Angela Juarez for transport yesterday after a elngle-car accident on 1-35. Hydroplaning causes driver to lose control of car on 1-35 By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Two people were injured Tuesday in an accident that occurred on Interstate Highway 35 near Spur 3. Mina Moody, 29, of San Antonio, and Angela Juarez, 28, of Martindale, were taken by New Braunfels Emergency Medical Services to McKenna Memorial Hospital. Both were reported to have incapacitating injuries. They have been treated and released. That accident occurred at approximately 5:19 p m. in the 2400 block of IH-35. According to reports Moody was driving a 1992 Maroon Mazda 929. Reports show she was headed south on the inside lane of IH-35 when she drove into an area on the overpass that she said was slick due to rain. Moody’s vehicle begin to hydroplane, reports show. She then lost control of the vehicle and struck the inside guardrail, bounced across both lanes of traffic and then struck the outside guardrail, according to reports Report show her vehicle then continued back across both lanes and went across the median and into the north bound lanes of traffic. Juarez, who was driving a 1990 Chevrolet Silverado, was traveling north bound and struck Moody’s car as it was crossing into the truck’s path. Two ambulances were called to the scene, along with New Braunfels police officers. NBHS one-act play moving on to regionals By JENIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels High School can add one more thing to it growing list of accomplishments. Students participating in the one-act play have had outrtanding success in their efforts to perform Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. The group has advanced from zone to district to area competition. They will perform in the regional competition on Friday at John Jay High School in San Antonio. In addition to the entire group’s achievements, several individuals in the cast were presented with high honors. In the zone competition which was held at New Braunfels High School awards ate as follows: best actor, Mike Rushton, sophomore; best actress, Jamie Smelser, senior, all-star cast, Christy McDougald, senior, and Gina Miori, junior, honorable mention all-star cast, Mika Elder, senior, Andy Meek, senior, Robert Weller, sophomore and Kent Davidson, sophomore, outstanding crew members Reyna Hervia, sophomore and Autumn Wray, sophomore. In the district competition, winners are: all-star cast, Rushton, Elder, Davidson and McDougald; honorable mention all-star cast, Miori and Weller; outstanding crew member, Hervia. In the area competition, which was held rn Winston Churchill High School, winners are as follows: best actor, Rushton, best actress, Elder, all-star Local business people arrested in drug bust By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Two New Braunfels business people were arrested on felony drug charges Tuesday following a search of their home by the 25th Judicial District Narcotics Task Force. Jeffrey and Mary Henry, who are connected with Schlitterbahn Resorts, were charged with possession of marijuana more than four ounces and less than five pounds. The search of their home was conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The arrest occurred shortly after officials were contacted by a Comal County Sheriffs Office deputy who said he had information that the couple allegedly had marijuana at their residence, according to Jim Winn, deputy commander of the 25th Judicial Narcotics Task Force. According to Winn, the couple's home is in Guadalupe County. The couple lived at 111 Cloud Lane in New Braunfels. Winn said the deputy requested assistance from the task force since the home was in Guadalupe County. A search warrant was executed and the May Henry search was conducted without incident. “Nobody was home when the officers arrived. Within minutes after entering the building, Mr. Henry drove up and then 15 to 20 minutes later his wife drove up,” said Winn. Winn said officers seized 1.5 pounds of dried marijuana, along with $7,000 and two handguns. Both suspects were taken to the Guadalupe County Jail. Bond was set st SI,SOO in each case. They have both been released. The arrest was ajoint effort between the 25th Judicial District Narcotics Task Force, Comal County Sheriffs Office Narcotics Division, New Braunfels Police Department’s narcotics, patrol and K-9 divisions and the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office. Jeff Henry’s occupation was listed as entrepreneur and Mary Henry’s occupation was listed as resort manager for Schlitterbahn. City reaches agreement with Wal-Mart center By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer City officials announced today that an agreement has been reached between the city of New Braunfels and the Wal-Mart Distribution Center concerning the center not being annexed The agreement calls for Wal-Mart to pay the city $2,450,000 over the next 8 years in exchange for not being annexed. The first payment will be made May I and will be $250,000 The payment schedule until 2002 will be $100,000 in 1995, $200,000 in 19%, $200,000 in 1997, $250,000 in 1998, $300,000 in 1999, $350,000 in 2000, $400,000 in 2001 and $400,000 in 2002. The agreement also states that the council will agree not to annex the property until 2001. This will keep the city from missing two years of payments when annexation begins. If the city had started annexations procedures this year, it would have been 19% before the city would have received a payment and the property could only be annexed in one-eighth increments. The entire inventory would have been taxed. Shands said the agreement will benefit both the city and Wal-mart. “We came up with something both the council and Wal-Mart could feel comfortable with,” said Shands. ’’We wanted something that did not penalize Wal-Mart and let it grow and continue in the community.” The city has never received any payment or taxes from Wal-Mart in the part. cart, Davidson and Miori; honorable mention all-star cast, Smelser, Sarah Smith, senior, and Weller, outstanding crew member, Tracy Carillo, senior. Drama teacher Kathy Ward said this cart is extremely strong. "This is a very strong cart. Everyone is doing an excellent job with characterization. They work really well together as a group and as individuals supporting each other,” she said. lf the group wins the regional competition, they will advance to the state competition. Ward said she believes the group has a good chance to win. Each person on the cart was required lo try out earlier this year. They have been rehearsing since February. Hemtd-ZeOjng photo by JOHN HUSETH Andy Monk (top) playa Thlabaa, and Mika Rushton playa Pyramls In NBHS's “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” The group is scheduled lo perform at 6:15 Friday in San Antonio. Ward said any support will be appreciated. The coat of admission is $3. For subscription, news or advertising information, call 625-9144 (Metro 6 ;