New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 27, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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14 Pages in one section ■ Thursday, April 27,1995
Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of PAUL NEILSON
I Vol 143, No 119
is?"* J Suspect killed in car chase
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Sports..............................................8'I By SHERYL SMITH-RODGERS the man for driving an allegedly stolen speed chase west on RR 3159 that con- northbound minivan on U.S. 28 I, didnlt want an incident to happen.”
Comics.......................................^..10 I Special to the Herald-Zeitung vehicle. tinucd onto Texas 46 and then north on approximately five miles south of Blan- Shortly after his mad dash through
Marketplace............................11-14 I ______________________ Department of Public Safety troop- U.S. 281. * co. town, the mini van driver veered into
er Duane Zurovec identified the injured “This guy apparently had a death “He almost killed mc,” Garcia said, the path of Pack’s Ford pickup one-half
man as James Pack, 30, of San Anto- wish because he would literally swerve “I saw him heading for mc so I went mile north of Blanco. The 22-ycar-old nio. He was transported by ambulance toward oncoming cars,” said Sumner off the road and ran into some tree man, who was ejected from the van in to a San Antonio hospital with Brown, executive officer with the limbs. It was like he was not going to the collision, was pronounced dead at unknown injuries. Comal County Sheriff's Department, go by himself. He was going to take 4:42 p.m. by Justice of the Peace John
The chase began in Comal County at Bowen also said that a Smithson Val- someone with him.” Wood of Blanco,
approximately 3:45 p.m. when a Comal Icy school bus filled with students nar- Blanco County law officials cleared A wallet found on the dead man con-
County sheriff’s deputy in an unmarked rowly missed being struck by the Blanco’s Main Street in advance of tamed a substance that field-tested for vehicle spotted a 1991 GMC minivan speeding van. the coming chase that reached speeds heroin and cocaine, Zurovec said. An
reportedly stolen from a Startzville Guadalupe Garcia, of San Antonio, up to I IO mph. autopsy on the body is being conduct-
daycare center. Joined by a marked was headed home from work in John- “We wanted to give him free passage cd by the Travis County medical cxam-unit, the two patrol cars began a high- son City when he encountered the through town,” Zurovec said. “We iner, he said.
Birthday wishes from Ilia Harald-Zaltungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to; Jim Ted Wood, Frank III and Erie James V iUanueva (eight years), Paid Neilson, and Chrissy Wright Happy anniversary to Oscar and Liz Barboza.
A high-speed chase Wednesday that led Comal County sheriff’s deputies into Blanco County ended in a two-vehicle collision that left one man dead and another man injured one-half mile north of Blanco.
Killed in the collision was a 22-year-old man believed to be from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, although positive identification was still pending Thursday morning.
Authorities said they were chasing
St. JiMto’s Ranch for Children hosts yard sale Saturday
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children will host its second annual yard sale this Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the corner of Union and Common streets in New Braunfels. Rain date is May 6. Proceeds from the event will help to provide a summer trip for the residents.
Now Braunfels Firs Department Auxiliary meets Monday
The New Braunfels Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its regular business and social meeting at Fire Station #2 on Loop 337 at 7 p.m. Monday, May 1.
Multiple Sclerosis group meets today
The New Braunfels Multiple Sclerosis group will meet Thursday, April 27 at noon at Ryan's Restaurant.
Oarage sale at Wal-Mart
The seventh annual Children's Miracle Network garage sale will be held at the New Braunfels Wal-Mart store April 29 from 7:30 a m. to 4 p.m.
Free bag of soil with every purchase of $3 or more, limit one free, or 50 cents a bag while supply lasts. Barbecue, bake sale and sno cups will be for sale also. Twenty-five cent shoes, clothing, belts and more.
American Legion hosts barbecue
American Legion Post and Unit 35 fund-raiser for 1995 will be a barbecue served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Auction at 2 p.m., Rep. Edmund Kuempel, auctioneer. Raffle drawing at 4 p.m. At the National Guard Armory.
Order of the Eastern Star to meet
The Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 771 will have its regular stated meeting May 1 at 7:30 p m at the Masonic Hall, 1157 W. San Antonio St.
Betty Friend will give the Memorial Services.
Project K.I.S.S. carnival
The second annual Project K.I.S.S carnival will be held at Mountain Valley Elementary School Saturday, May 6 from 10 a rn. to 6 p.m.
The winning numbers
7,10, 15, 34, 39,40
$18 million jackpot
Big Sesquicentennial week was a huge success
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Sesquicentennial Fever last week produced good results according to organizers of the heavy week of events.
“It was very successful” said Committee Chair Herb Skoog. “I thought the people seemed to enjoy themselves ”
Saturday was the big day with a parade that morning. Although a cool front blew in later that afternoon, attendance at the Wurstfest grounds for the cookoff and dance was still good.
Jim Scheele of the Chamber of Commerce said they served about
4.000 people with barbecue plates during the day. The Quilt Committee even raised around $800 for their efforts. Other Sesquicentennial items were sold at booths and can still be found at the Chamber office.
The money raised went toward Sesquicentennial Committee projects such as the large fireworks show Saturday evening, which cost around $14,000 and the historic plaques, including a large one dedicated at the Civic Center following Wednesday’s Trail Ride arrival and ceremonies.
At the Wurstfest grounds, many people including German tourists came to hear various bands and enjoy samples from the Wurstfest Barbecue Cook-Off which coincided with the event.
“Everything was great and went real smooth. We had fewer entries this year but that was OK because we needed the room for all the people,” said the Wurstfest’s Suzanne Herbelin.
The cool front blew in through town in the late afternoon, but an estimated
1.000 people attended the evening’s dance at the Wursthalle. Proceeds from the dance and cookoff go the Wurstfest Association.
Skoog said many of the German tourists enjoyed New Braunfels and asked that people come to Germany next year for Braunfels’ 750th celebration. Skoog said he would be organizing a group to go over there next July.
For those locals who missed the
parade Saturday, the parade will be shown in its entirety on local cable Ch. IO 'thursday, beginning with the Sesquicentennial report at 7 p.m. and the parade from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The show will also air on Saturday and Sunday, same channel, at 5 p.m.
People can order a tape of the parade for $20 by contacting the Chamber office.
Winners of the three divisions included:
Division I (1845-1894)
School - I. Carl Schurz Elementary 2. NBISD City Council PTA 3. Frazier Elementary.
Organizations - I. VFW and Auxiliary 2. Christina Hanz Family 3. Four Seasons/ NB Garden Club.
Commercial - I. Texas Commerce Bank 2. Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative 3. Gene Hitzfelder Moving.
School - I. Goodwin and Frazier Elementaries 2. Canyon High Student Council.
Organization - I. New Braunfels Historical Museums Association 2. New Braunfels Music Study Club 3. First Protestant Church.
Commercial -1. Hummel Museum 2. Kirkwood Manor 3. Eden Home
Division III (1945-1995)
School -1. Smithson Valley Middle School PTA 2. NBHS Class of 1951
Organization - I. Wiedenfeld Family 2. New Braunfels Girl Scouts 3. Bulverde Volunteer Fire Dept.
Commercial - I. TXI Cement 2. New Braunfels General Store 3. Century 21 Real Estate
(A special judges award for authenticity went to Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home and participation award went to the Comal County Genealogy Society.)
Judges were Linda Mayfield, Texas Adventure, Mary West Trailor, Battle of Flowers Parade, Sue McClane, past chairman of the Battle of Flowers Parade, and Joe Kamiah, Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce.
Glad it wasn't a Cadillac
Guadalupe Landin was injured yesterday when an M.G. Midget rolled over his right leg. The car rolled off a tow truck when Landin and another worker were unloading it.
Police reports state the car’s emergency brake was not properly set or did not work. Landin was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital. A representative of Randy Adams Inc., the car lot where the accident occurred, said Landin was doing fine, had no broken bones and was released about two hours after he was taken to the hospital.
Pictured are emergency workers treating Landin after the accident.
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
New tuber exit behind schedule
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Susan Derkacz, Brenda DeStefano, Fran Hodges, Audrey Cobb and Hazel Turner work on a quilt that will commemorate New Braunfels’ Sesquicentennial at the Chamber of Commerce building Tuesday. When completed, the quilt will become a permanent exhibit at a local museum.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
The new Union Street tuber exit on the Comal River should be complete by mid-May, City Engineer William Dobrowolski said. D & M Construction Services have been delayed by rain, relocation of utilities and problems at the factory.
The project contract called for tile project to be completed April IO. They are now shooting for mid-May, well after the start of the tubing season, but before the Memorial Day weekend.
The final cost will come in around the $200,000 mark, which was bid by D Sc M, Dobrowolski said. “It’s in the same range of cost,” he said. “I think we’re past all the big surprises.”
“No trespassing signs will be posted for liability reasons until the project is complete,” Dobrowolski said, but the exit will at least be passable for those who miss the
Garden Street exit. The city is not encouraging use of the exit, though.
The Ole Mill Stream tuber entrance near Lamia Park has already seen some business, owner Clinton Brandt said. "We’ve had a few people in the water and they’ve had no complaints,” he said.
The only possible problem Brandt sees is that the tube trip will be shortened by one-half hour. “But then some people prefer that and they want to go again," lie said.
Tile larger size of tile new exit will make it accessible to more than just tubes. “We might start seeing larger craft on the Comal now that we have that improved exit," he said. “It took a pretty athletic effort just to get a tube up those old stairs.”
A larger variety of craft on the river with the new exit is a possibility, Dobrowolski said. “It will open up that avenue, plus the fact that the physically challenged person will be able to use it,” he said. The city has already had sonic inquiries from physical
ly challenged individuals, Dobrowolski said
Having tubers temporarily exit at Garden Street could have pluses and minuses, Rivers said. The Garden Street exit does not have as large an area for tubers to stand and1 wait for shuttles to pick them up, he said.
“The people who have Schhtterbahn passes can just walk straight back to Schlit-terbahn instead of waiting for a shuttle,” New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Wommack said Added tubers exiting at Garden Street should not pose any traffic problems, Wommack said.
This summer should be good for tubers, Rivers said. “The water is nice and high,” he said, “and we’ve had good enough weather for people to scratch that itch to improve their yards already," he said.
“The new exit is going to be a tremendous asset to all the outfitters on the river, because the tubers are going to have an enjoyable float,” Brandt said.Supreme Court strikes down gun-free zones around schools. Page 4