New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Julie Stay, Cora Johnston, Cody Erben (14 years), George Gorda Jr. (IO years), Sarah Gutierres (16 years), Vanessa Caballo, and Robert Mauren.
Happy anniversary to Lucille and Chester Pehl (46 years), and Brian and Michelle Hubertus (four years.)
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Sexual assault advocacy training offered
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Comal County Women’s Center is presenting sexual assault advocacy training for volunteer advocates wanting to work with victims of incest, date rape and other sexual assaults. The program has been expanded in the last six months and advocates are badly needed to answer the hotline, as well as to accompany victims to the hospital and through the legal system.
Training is offered twice a month on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the center and will continue for about eight weeks. Advocates will be required to attend eight or more two-hour training sessions, to do reading at home, pass pre- and post-tests, and to acquire more experience by shadowing more experienced sexual assault advocates.
Call 620-7520 to sign up for the next training session.
Thursday. April 25, at 7 p.m. is the final installment of this year's Plaza Nites concert series at the bandstand.
Mariachi Ecos de America is the featured entertainment for the final concert. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic. The series is sponsored by Main Street.
Styla show benefits symphony
On Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the New Braunfels Civic Center there will be a style show, with fashions made from cotton found at Mission Valley Textiles. The show will be a benefi for the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild. Tickets are being sold by Mid-Texas Symphony debutantes and by Mission Valley Textiles and Retail Outlet.
Call Debbie Meek at 620-4869, Patsy Vann at 625-1422 or Mission Valley Textiles at 620-4607.
Eagles Auxiliary rummage sale will be held Saturday, Apri 27 at Eagles Hall from 8 a m. to 4 p.m. Members are urged to start bringing articles to Eagle Hall so everything can be sorted and marked for the sale.
To get donations picked up call 625-7243 or 629-3224.
Woman killed in crash
A New Braunfels woman died In this accident, which occurred on the 2600 block of Loop 337 at 4:41 a.m.
today. Marla Rose Flugrath, 28, of Lone Oak Road, was exiting Loop 337 to Highway 46. when the vehicle went off the pavement and flipped three times. The driver of a dump truck at the scene said that when Flugrath's Ford Explorer flipped, It flew over hie truck, without touching It Flugrath was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by New Braunfels EMS, where she was pronounced dead. There were no other passengers in the vehicle.
By MELANIE GERIK
Early voting heavy for city, light for CISD school board
By DENISE DZIUK
Early voting for a mayor, city council members, and school board trustees is quickly drawing to a close, and citizens are reminded to express their opinions through the bedot City Secretary Veronica Sarkozi said early voting turnout as of Tuesday was 710. She said she believes this may be a little more than typical. The new system, more interest and voting for a mayor may be contributing factors. She said as many as 1,300 to 1,400 could vote by the closing of the polls.
“It started out real good with about 150 on the first day. Now we're averaging about IOO a day," she said.
In the mayoral race, city coun-cilmember Jan Kennady is running against businesswoman Cheryl Scott.
In District 5, die race for the city council seat is between real estate agent appraiser Jim Hendricks and businesswoman Cathy Talcott. In District 6, child care owner Mary Lou Erben faces Juliet Watson, an associate school psychologist fbr the Comal Independent School District.
Early voting for the city races is being held in Room 306 of the Comal County Courthouse Annex, and polls close Tuesday, April 30. Sarkozi said polls will also be open Saturday, April 27 from 9 am to 2 pm to give people additional time to vote.
Two seats on the board of trustees for CISD are also up for election, and turnout has been light. As of Tuesday, 36 votes had been caste for District 3, and 41 for District 4, for a total of 77 votes. Jo Schwab, who is in charge of the district's elections, said this is low
er than normal turnout.
“I think there’s just not much interest. There’s apathy," she said. “The closer we get to the closing date, the more turnout we may see."
Voters in District 3 will have to decide between business proprietor Lois Duggan and Scott Watson, the president of Continental Long Distance. In District 4, incumbent Thomas Bruce is being challenged by attorney Doug Nail, Jr.
Polls for early voting are Comal Elementary, Bulverde Elementary, Bill Brown Elementary, Mountain Valley Elementary and the Comal County Courthouse.
Only resident of Districts 3 and 4 can vote in the election. However, drey can vote at any of the early voting locations.
Many churches and minority associations are planning to unite in peaceful protest of the planned Klu Klux Klan rally June I.
“If something’s going to be done about it, then let's do it together," said Ron Gonzales, president of the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Gonzales said the Hispanic chamber is researching how minority groups in other cities responded to KICK rallies, and will decide how to respond after getting feedback.
Rev. Daryl Higgins, pastor of First Protestant Church, said he wants to work through the Ministerial Association with other churches to hold a prayer service, singing fest or other type of rally die same night the KICK is in town.
“The Christians of New Braunfels will gather to show what our town really stands for," Higgins said.
But whatever die churches do, Higgins said they do not want to create “absolute havoc fra* the police."
“We’re not interested in turning it into a circus," Higgins said.
Many local pastors agreed.
“I don’t think we need to get into a shouting match with them. That’s not what Christ would want," said Ray Still, pastor of Oakwood Baptist Church.
Rev. Fred Martin, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church, said he would consider a rally a different location to preach the “inclusiveness of the Gospel," to counteract the KKK’s
Higgins said the churches also will work with local black and Hispanic churches and other minority associations to plan an event.
The Black Heritage Society will decide how to respond at an executive board meeting Tuesday night at die Dittlinger Memorial Libnuy.
Nathan Millet, director of the Black Heritage Society, said he will contact the San Marcos and San Antonio chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for advice and support.
Millet said he also might invite talk
‘I don’t think wo nood to got Into a shouting match with thorn.’
— Pastor Ray St*
show hosts Oprah Winfrey and Mon-tel Williams to participate in an anti-Klan rally.
Although Millet said he does not want them in town, if the KKK was denied the chance to speak, die Kin would be more determined to get its message to New Braunfels residents.
“We disapprove of them coming, but I think... we should let them come and get it over with," Millet said.
City Manager Mike Shantis said the city and county attorneys have been discussing the best location for the (Clansmen to rally without infringing on their rights.
The area between the Comal County Courthouse and the Hummel Museum may be the best place for the KKK, since the area provides better security and crowd control, Shantis said.
Michael Lowe, state director for the KKK, originally had asked for permission to use either die courthouse steps or the Plaza Bandstand for die rally.
Lowe said he thought the proposed location would diminish tiro size of the crowd.
“I would doubt that I would accept that,” he said. “Homey don’t (day dud game.
“We’re not going to be stuck somewhere for police convenience or for political statement," Lowe added.
Shands also urged those planning protests should wait until details of the KKK rally are finalized.
“We’re still trying to put together a game plan," Shands said. “Trying to plan an anti-rally may result in worsening the situation."
Lowe said a prayer service and quiet protest “doesn’t bother me," and would keep troublemakers away. But he said he did not want loud protest on the Ute of rally.
“Why disrupt and steal away from us?" he said.
(Clansmen are planning to rally from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. June I.
Canyon Lake man elected president of Texas Retired Teachers Association
By DAVID DEKUNDER
CANYON LAKE — Bob Richards, a member of the Canyon Lake Retired Teachers Association, was elected president of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) at the organization’s convention earlier this month.
“I feel this is one of those organizations that does things for other peo
ple,’’ Richards said at a lunch reception and meeting held in his honor at the Rio Raft Company.
Richards has been a retired educator and administrator for the last 11 years. He spent
38 years in the education profession, 13 years teaching and 2S years in administration.
Richards goals are to insure that retired teachers and school personnel are well represented in the Texas Legislature.
“We have a goal within the next few years to increase our membership from 33,000 to 55,500,” Richards said.
Richards said TRTA has done a lot
for retired teachers over the past few years such as providing health insurance and benefits.
Before retiring in 1985, Richards was an educator at Pawnee, Victoria and Kingsville. After he retired, he became a headmaster for an Episcopal school in Kingsville, a job he held for four years. While he was in Kingsville, Richards served as vice-president of the Kingsville Tri-City Retired Teach
ers Association (1988-89) and president (1989-91). He then served as president of District II (1991-93).
Before being elected president, Richards served as first vice-president of the TRTA Executive Board and chaired the State Membership Committee. Richards and his wife, Margie, have three sons and two daughters. They have lived at Canyon Lake for the past three years.
Fashion show raises money for Women in Business
By DAVID DEKUNDER
CANYON LAKE — The Canyon Lake Women In Business Fourth Annual Fashion, Art and Dinner Show at the Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club on April 11 was a success, CLWIB vice president Dee Dee Dunn said.
“It went well," Dunn said “When the Women in Business get together, we always have a good time."
The fashion show raised $1,250 with 125 people buying $10 tickets for the event. The money raised from the fashion show goes towards a scholarship fund fra- a graduating Smithson Valley High School senior girl. The show was done in conjunction with the Canyon Lake Art Guild
Businesses that supplied fashions for the show were Helen’s Boutique of Canyon Lake and the Dress Bam (formerly Lisa J’s) of New Braunfels.
A Hill Country landscape painting
by artist Carol Bryant was raffled and won by Anna Schaffer of Canyon Lake.
The fashion show began a new year for the 1996 CLWIB officers: President Pat Knipe, Vice-President Dunn, Secretary Jeani Ritchie and Treasurer Pamela Welch.
Dunn is looking forward to her fifth year as a CLWIB member.
“Last year, we topped over 80 members and each year gets better and better,” Dunn said “That is great considering die dynamics of the lake and how it is spread out."
The CLWIB was founded in 1992, the same year Dunn relocated the family business, Gardner Screen Printing, Inc., from San Antonio to Canyon Lake.
“When I moved here from San Antonio in October 1992,1 didn’t know a soul except for Catherine (a friend)," Dunn said. “Then a friend of mine stopped by and said ’Would you like me to introduce you to a couple of friends of mine?’ So, I went with her and when I walked
into that room all of a sudden I had 35 friends. It was like moving into a small town. Canyon Lake Women in Business is a vehicle that gets you involved in the community."
Dunn said an important task of the Women in Business is supporting Canyon Lake local businesses.
“I think we are trying to meet the needs of promoting Canyon Lake businesses with the ‘Shop Canyon Lake First* campaign,” Dunn said. “For example, we have a wonderful shop in Helen’s Boutique which has beautiful clothes, fabrics and neat custom jewelry. It has been here for IO years, but not everyone knows about them. We have such a diverse group of businesses that we need to educate people on what’s here ... There are some people who think they still need to go to San Antonio to get something instead of supporting the community they moved to. Well, I can literally stay here and not have to go into San Antonio or New Braunfels.”
Get shots Saturday at the’Babu
Schlitterbahn Waterpark will host a free immunization clinic at the park from IO arn to I p.m. on opening day, Saturday, April 27. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and an immunization record must be presented.
Children should eat breakfast before being immunized. Every child who is immunized during the clinic will receive a free admission certificate to the waterpark, which is redeemable on April 27 or any other operating day through June 30,1996.
Since the park does not charge admission for children under age three, the adult who brings an infant age two and under for a shot will receive a free admission certificate.
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