New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 27, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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ii 27,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of PAULA CORLEY
(Vol. 142, No. 119
Birthday wishes from th# Herald ZeKungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Frank Villanueva, m & Erie James Villanueva (twins1 seventh!), Jennifer Rompei, Mary Riggins, Audrey Mats, Roger Alves, Millie Brown, Jim Ted Wood. Happy Annivermry to Oscar A Ii* Barbola.
Plaza Nltcs continues Thursday night
Rosie Y Los Muchachos plays the final conceit in the Plaza Nites series at 7 p.m. Thursday on the Plaza. The popular Mariachi band promises an evening of Arn and festivity.
The free conceit series is produced by the Main Street Project. For information, call the Main Street Project at 608-2100.
Vietnam veterans to heat tundra!—r
The Vietnam Veterans of the Outreach program will host a fundraiser, selling fajita tacos with all the trimmings and cold drinks. The fajitas will be prepared by two fajita cook champions
The event will be held rn 974 N. Loop 337, across from the Dragon Place Resbuiram on Saturday, April 30 from IO a.m. on
Ballroom dance set ISF Senior Citizens Conter
The flecky Citizens will have its regular ballroom dance on Sunday, May I from 6 p.m. to IO pm. with the Jubilee Dance Band providing the music. Admission is $5 per person.
Ice, soft drinks and snacks will be provided a a anack bar.
The public is invited.
prostats testing set
Persons age 60 through 64 are
invited to participate in the mammography and prostate testing to be held a McKenna Memorial Hospital and the Senior Center.
The testing is free for the Ara 44 women and 27 men to call for an appointment with the senior center. Call 625-1800.
The event is again sponsored by the Alamo Area Council of Governments and the Texas Department of Aging.
The Senior Center will schedule appointments beginning today for May 16-20 to be done a McKenna between 8 a m. and 3:30 p.m. for mammograms. Appointments for prostate testin-ng to be done a the senior center on May 18 beginnings a IO am. can be scheduled by calling the senior center a 625-1800.
OMA to promote drinking water woak
In observance of National Drinking Water Week, May 1-7 Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority (GBRA) vehicles will display colorful blue and purple bumper : tickers with the slogan "Give Drinking Water A Hawi."
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Suspect In Marlon murder released
By JENNIFER POMPEI.
Guadalupe County sheriff names new suspect
Guadalupe County sheriffs deputies have released a man that was charged with a capital murder tint occurred near Marion on April 13.
Alberto Russell, 22, had been charged with murdering his mother and brother. He was arrested after he turned himself in at the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office. He was released after deputies discovered a new suspect in the case.
Deputies are now searching for Jose Juarez, 54, a caretaker a the Russell residence. Officials add they believe Juarez is within 50 miles of
Officials said in eyewitness had seen a man leave the Russell residence after the shooting in a Ford Bronco. They said the witnem thought the person leaving was Alberto RuaelL
New Braunfels police offices found tire Bronco a a convenience store on San Antonio Street in New Braunfels.
The new suspect came into the picture after Guadalupe County deputies began taking questions of people who lived near the place where the
vehicle wu found.
According to officials, two people in the area claim to have seen Juarez in the car just IO minutes after the murder. The witnesses were acquaintances of Juarez.
Juarez allegedly had offered money to the wit-nesees if they would take him out of town.
Juarez has lived in the area for 22 years and bu worked rt some area ranches, according to officials. He is described u being 5’6M, 175 pounds, stocky build with duk short hair and a mustache.
The murder occurred at a residence on Old Marion Road, one mile north of the city of Marion. According to reports, Jonathon Russell, 13, and Maria Russell, 54, had each been shot in the head Maria wu pronounced dead a the scene and Jonathon wu taken by AirLife to a San Antonio hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The two victims were found in the garage of their home. Casings found a the scene show that the victims had been shot by a .22 magnum.
Anyone with information regarding the murder timid call the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office a 379-1225.
Friends For Rivers requests Styrofoam ban on city’s rivers
By CRAW HAMMETT
Members of Friends For Rivers asked the Parks and Recreation Advisory board to in turn ask the city council to enact an ordinance forbidding polystyrene, commonly known by the trademirk name Styrofoam, from waterways within the city limits.
The board agreed to ask the city council to call for a voluntary restriction on polystyrene on the Comal and Guadalupe liven within the city limits until January ofl995 when an ordinance could become mandatory.
Tbe.board also asked that the ordinance be incorporated into the city’s existing ordinance banning glass on theriver.,‘
The Wafer Orioaed Recreation District currently bu an ordinance prohibiting both glass and polystyrene from the Guadalupe River but this applies only to the river outside the city limits.
WORD is currently restructuring the wording of their ordinance to eliminate the trademark name Styrofoam and replace it with foam or polystyrene.
’The message is we want to have a consistency,” said David Davenport of Friends For Rivets. "...We want to be giving the same information and same language.”
The original WORD ordinance was drafted in 1990 and is currently being drafted again due to the trademark
Entertainment to be highlight of Folkfest
Horokt-ZoAung photo by JOHN HUSETH Styrofoam, neb—tire plat shown to the photo, daoompow wry slowly and poaaa an environ mental hazard, according lo mambara of Frtanda For Rivera.
Exemptions from the ban include foam linings used in the structural framework of boats and canoes, foam minnow buckets which meet or
exceed t two- „_.. .
pound limit, and Donn,,fc,rPh» fully encapsulated foam dock buttressing or dock supports used for dock flotation.
Donna Murphy of Friends For Rivera said they have received a positive feedback from law enforcement with the county ban. Ll Jim Clifton of the Comal County Sheriff’s office said the ordinance "gives us an avenue to address the problem.”
He said they write about five to eight citations a weekend during the summer season.
“We will have to work with WORD this summer to make sure our ordinance would match what is outside the city limits,” said David Whatley, director of parks and recreation.
’The city attorney may have to be consulted as to the wording.
“We would try to seek a voluntary compliance this summer. As far as mandatory, that wouldn’t start until January of 1995...The city council couiu endorse the concept and direct the city staff to begin working on it," he said
Polystyrene is t petroleum-based product commonly known by the trademark name of Styrofoam.
The product decomposes very slowly and creates an environmental hazard because of this.
“One thing, it’s just plain litter," said Davenport. "The fish and turtles try to eat it and can’t digest it.”
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Entertainment at the Ninth Annual Folkfest will be as varied as the city of New Braunfels itself.
Folkfest will be held flan IO un. to 6p.m. Saturday and from 12p.m. to6 p.m. Sunday at Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. The event gives people the chance to learn about how the pioneers of New Braunfels lived Demonstrations, entertainment and tours of historical buildings all give viators the chance to discover the culture of New Braunfels.
Entertainment has continued to grow from year to year. This year, Folkfest will feature 25 enteneinment groups. This is up from the 17 entertainment groups featured last year.
Entertainment Committee Chairman Michael Meek said there will be two Alii days of entertainment.
"Every 30 minutes on two different stages, there will be different entertainment going on," said Meek.
Entertainment will range from dancers, bands, ethnic music, Une (fencing, clogging, trick roping and children's groups.
“There will be a real smorgasbord of entertainment," Meek said “We will have square dancers, dogging, choruses, mariachis and children’s entertainment such as Kindertanzen, Kinderchor and the Carl Schurz Fifth Grade Maypole Dancers.
"There will be several Hispanic
groups and several German groups. There will be a good cross section of the historic culture of New Braunfels," he said
Mariachi Cardenas win be a sped a1 feature sinoe the group is raising money to go to Germany during the Sesquicentennial tour. They will be performing to raise money for their trip.
Each show will last between 30 minutes to an hour. Seating and refreshments will be available.
The shows will reflect the culture of New Braunfels. For example, there will not be a rock and roll band featured because that does not tie into the theme of the event, according to Meek.
‘The entertainment will all tie into the flavor of the festival itself," he said
“Luckily for us because of the culture of the community and because the German and Hispanic cultures are promoted, there are lots of entertainment groups locally and nearby," said Meek.
Some of the entertainers partidpot-ing in the Folkfest include Barron Schlameus, Montague Family Trick Roping, Die Cloggin Masters, New Braunfels German Folkdancers, Compania DeDanza Folkloric!, Hill Country Line Dancers, Comal County Community Band, James Johnson Book Organ, Square Dancers, Rd Kadlecek and The Village Band, Carl Schurz Fifth Grade May Pole Dancers, Mariachi Cardenas, New Braunfels Village Brass Band, Oma and the Opa’s and Ballet Folkloric!.
Would you favor a ban on smoking inside
No. Poop Ie should have a choice, lf your favorite person smoked would you want to go to restaurant end not have them alt with you.
Barbara Gaddy, New Braunfels
Yea, because I don't think It's fair for non-amokarato gat cancar. I don’t think Ifs right
Yss. I never smoke but smoking doesnt bother me.
Yea. Because I have children. Second-hand amoks la a causa of can-
T ab the Cag nota., Now Braunfels Genevevte Benavidez, New Braunfels Virginia Stockhorst, New Braunfels
CISD board to discuss homestead exemptions, bond issue for buildings
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Several important money-related items will dominate discussions on the agenda of the Comal Independent School District board meeting Thursday night, 7 p m at the Canyon High School commons.
Among the top action items to be discussed include the homestead exemption on school taxes, approval of a master plan for the CISD, the 1994-
95 staffing plan, and discussions of allegations of illegal meetings.
The reason the homestead exemption was put on the board agenda is that a May I deadline exists if the district should want to change it, which the CISD administration does not recommend.
A homestead exertion applies only to thore who reside in their own homes not those who rent or arr renting cart a residence said Ron Graham of the CISD.
The homestead exemption is optional from 0-20 percent.
The state has a $5,000 exemption "Only about one of four school districts in the state have something from 0-20%," said Graham. "We are the only district that has the 20% in the surrounding area."
Graham said the exemption doea not apply to businesses which in effect subsidize the portion not paid because of the homestead exemption.
On another item, the board hts had a
week to read a draft from Barnes Architects in coordination with the CISD Long Range Planning Committee which calls for new permanent buildings over the next six years and a bond issue to pay for them.
The plan calls for several new inter-modiste schools (5-6 grades), a middle school and additions to other schools. The planning committee recommewl-ed a bond at about $30 million.
Also on the agenda ii the administrations proposal for new teachers for
the next school year. Teacher payroll makes up the majority of the CISD expenditures.
CISD officials would like to keep the ratio of students at the state-mandated 221 for grades under four They would like a 25:1 ratio at grades five and above.
In another item, the board will discuss allegations of illegal activities by the board or board members and the relationships between members of the boud.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 or Metro 606-0846