New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139, No 187StammtischBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Leigh Richey, Diana Luna, Jennifer Anton, Brandy Welch, Laura Ramirez, Ed Talley, Shirley Spinney, Ruth E. Baker and Sheri Rakowitz.
“Happy anniversary” today to Guadalupe and Frances Garcia.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Community Chorale
Community Chorale rehearsals for the fall season begins 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Friendship Room of Eden Home.Rummage sale
La Mujer Tejana, a non-profit organization, will sponsor a rummage and bake sale Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Weekend Flea Market, 1661 S. Seguin Ave. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Garage sale
New Braunfels Dance Team will sponsor a garage sale Satur-uay, Aug IO and Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Weekend Flea Market, 1661 S. Seguin Ave. from 9 arn. to 5 pm.Concerned citizens
Concerned Citizens Coalition will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight at 7:30 at Victoria Bank and Trust meeting room located at 1000 N. Walnut Ave. Guest speaker will be Rebecca Bernard, associate director of public relations for the Texas Nature Conservancy.
Candidates for the upcoming NBISD bustee election have been invited lo attend and will be allowed to address the audience.Reunion committee
Viejos Amigos reunion committee will sponsor a fundraiser Saturday, Aug. IO at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church from 11 arn. to 3 p.m. Barbecued chicken plates will sell for S3.50.Dance school
Registration for the 1991-92 Hermann Son School of Dance will be Thursday, Aug. 15 from I -6 p.m. at the lodge located at 463 N. Union St. In order to register, students must be members of Hermann Sons and in good standing. Students must be between the ages of 3 and 18. Registration fee per student is $10. For more information call Denise Bird at 625-3093 or Marti Matthews at 625-2977.Flag retirement
A dale has been set to proceed with the flag retirement ceremony sponsored by the American Legion Post #35 and Auxiliary. The public is invited to observe the ritual slated to begin at 8 p.m. in Camp Comal Park located at the end of Kuehler Ave. on Friday, Aug. 16. The post is continuing to accept unserviceable flags until ceremony time. For more information call Leon Helmke at 629-1252. Rummage sale
Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a rummage sale Saturday, Aug. IO at Staru’s Cafe in Start-
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The chance for rain stands at 40
Em today and Thursday, with d, hot and partly cloudy conditions prevailing. Highs in the mid-90s, lows near 70 and southeast winds gusting al 10 20 mph are forecast. In New Braunfels Tuesday, the high was 95 and the overnight low was 68. In the 24-hour period ending at 7 a rn. today, .10 inch of rainfall was recorded For weather details, please see Page 2.
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August 7, 1991
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Robert G. Smith
One Section, 16 Pages
Night OutGood Day
Addressing residents of the Rivercrest Heights neighborhood at their gathering, held at a recently reclaimed riverside park, is New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen. (Photos by Anneiies Schfickenrieder)About 1,050 attend 21 neighborhood events
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writ ar
About 1,050 residents attended 21 neighborhood anti-crime parties Tuesday night as part of the third annual New Braunfels Night Out.
That’s an impressive increase from the six panics and 300 people who attended organized activities last year, said Mike Grist, director of the Safe City Commission, which coordinated the local activities.
Some city residents observed the yearly National Night Out with a display of outdoor lights and front-porch vigils, but many also organized extensive block panics, cookouts, flashlight walks, contests and youth games.
The Lancia Estates Neighborhood Crime Watch won the trophy for the neighborhood get-together judged best on creativity, attendance and communication of the National Night Out message, Grist said. A high percentage of residents, about 150, of this neighborhood near the golf course enjoyed an especially cozy gathering, he said.
Grist, Police Chief Dick Headen, City Manager Paul Groh-man and police officers Martin Mayer, Ray Douglas, Bobby Owens, John Womack and Felix Roque visited each neighborhood gathering to talk about crime prevention and strengthen police-community relations.
At the Summcrwood neighborhood gathering, Headen discussed the police department’s apprehension there of a car-burgUry suspect chased from Schlitterbahn on Tuesday afternoon. Some watchful residents helped police by pointing out the direction the fleeing suspect ran through the neighborhood. Grist said.
A stroll along the river in the Rivercrest He ghts community park is enjoyed by Chad and Katie Summers, in a wagon pulled by grandmother Mary Joy Dry and escorted by mother Carol Summers
An old-fashioned ic# cream social featuring pipe of th# homemade confection was the agenda when residents of Memweather Street gathered Tuesday night for a block party The event was part of New Braunfels' third Night Out Against Crime
Teen-age boy wounded in game of chance
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A 17-year-old New Braunfels resident remains in “very critical condition” in intensive care at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The boy was apparently playing a game of chance, said New Braunfels Police Chief CR. “Dick” Headen.
Douglas Matthew Saunders, 17, of the 600 block of Viewcresi was playing a game of Russian Roulette around 4 p.m. Tuesday when the shooting occurred. Headen said.
Russian Roulette is a game where one bullet is loaded into a revolver-type handgun and the chamber is spun. The player never knows when the bullet will rotate into the firing position. The gun is passed around as each player points the gun at his head and pulls the trigger.
Two other boys were with Saunders at the time of the shooting, Headen said.
Saunders was taken by FMS ambulance to McKenna Memorial Hospital in New Braunfels and was transferred at 7:27 p m. to San Antonio.
One suspect held in auto burglaries
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A San Antonio man remains in the Comal County Jail after being arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, New Braunfels Police Chief C R. “Dick" Headen said.
Reynaldo B. Reary, 24, of San Antonio was arrested after allegedly burglarizing cars in a Schlitterbahn Waterpark parking lot, Headen said. Bond had not been set as of press time.
Off-duty New Braunfels Police Officer Jeff Jamerson, working security at Schlitterbahn, was investigating a report of burglary of a motor vehicle in a parking lot area around 3:30 pm., when he saw a red Vol
kswagen leaving the arca that fit the description given by a complainant He pursued the vehicle and put out the description on the radio. Units of the New Braunfels Police Department and the Department of Public Sal cly joined the chase as the suspect fled the area, Headen said
The vehicle was found abandoned in Cypress Bend Park by Sgt. Jimmy Casullo of NBPD The suspect was arrested on foot in the Summa wood subdivision across the Guadalupe River by DPS troopers, Headen said.
“All of the SI.900 rn stolen mer chandi* was recovered except for a handgun. ’ Headen said “The burglaries apparently occurred bet ween 11 a.m. and 3:30 p m ”
NBISD moves from silent former to ‘watt-watching’
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees once again turned its ear to a silent open forum, as no member of the public took advantage of the opportunity to address the board at a meeting Tuesday night.
There has been no public input at the forum since it began in June.
In other business, the board heard a report on an energy conservation plan that is proposed for the district in the coming school year Superintendent Charles Birdberry presented the proposal to combat a general increase in electricity and natural gas usage "Fifty percent of all savings at a particular campus goes to the general fund, while the rest will go specifical ly back to that school to be used to improve the school as they see fit," Birdberry said The money could be used for computers. remodeling, supplies, or what ever the campus determines, he said.
"It ill goes to the people who make the savings," he said, "lf a school is making a tremendous savings, they get half of it. lf they don’t makeasav mgs, they don't get anything — it’s that simple."
Lei Omit, a repreaentauvc of Set vicemastcr Company which deve
loped the program, addressed the board, saying that the program has been successful at East Central School District in San Antonio since they began it in February Grant introduced Steve Parsons, plant manager at EC1SD, who said that they had realized a savings/cost-avoidance of $38,000 since February "The only cost has been $400 for binders and copying cost," Parsons said The binders contain instructions and suggestions for implementing the program.
The program includes “watt watchers'’ in the elementary schools, where the kids ire taught to tan aff unnecessary lights Designated wait • watchers check rooms and write tickets to teachers who leave classroom lights on when they art not needed An Energy Commission would be established for accounting of costs, including graphing of usage data over the years There would also be daily corner* aion announcements by students Kid retrofitting old light fixtures with more efficient fluorescent fixtures.
The firs-year goal for the program is a 20 percent reduction rn energy usage.
"We will work with building pnn apili and staff establish spec;fit
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Local youngster featured on ‘Televent’
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Six-year-old New Braunfels resident Dekc fiber hard is no different than other local youngsters — except that three years of grueling che motherapy qualify him lo serve as an ambassador during the last hour of the Leukemia Society’s “1991 Tele vent” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday on KMOL-TV, Channel 4.
Deke, son ol New Braunfels rest denis Diana and Dennis Eberhaid, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, the most curable form of childhood leukemia, iii July 1988. The disease is 80 paean curable, and Deke’s prognosis is “very good,’’ Dim na Bbahard said.
'Tie's continued to grow and gel strong He looks as healthy as an ox,” his mother said ’The only time you
can really tell is after chemotherapy has been done that month. He gets circles under his eyes."
Doctors say it’s unusual for child reii not to lose their hair duruig the ti eau I lei us, Eberhard said.
"Friends who have found out about hint have looked at hun and said. ‘He’ssick?' “shesaid,
Funds raised duruig the "Televeiu” will be used for cancer research and financial assistance for pandits with leukemia, Fiodgkins,' lymphoma alai multiple myeloma.
rite Leukemia Society’s financial assistance program helps families not only with chemoihaapy drugs bul also with transportation aral parking during hospital visits.
Deke, who will auaal Memorial Primary School in the fall alia attending kindergarten last year at Cross
Lutheran, will complete just more than three years of chemotherapy in September His leukemia has been in
rorussion since two weeks after treat mein was started ut 1988, E ba hard said
Once a month Deke goes to Santa Kona Children’s Hospital in San Antonio for chemotherapy treatment alai every other week for blood tests, she said.
But his illness hasn I slowed hun down. He conunoes to pursue his hobbies of hunting, fishing, and playing soccer and lee-ball He can’t wail to play what he calls "big boy bail” without the tee, his mother said
The Leukemia Society arranged for hun to mea Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan before a baseball game at Arlington Stadium earlier this summer, Eberhard said.
Often he can be seen helping his parents manage Eberhard Lumber Co on Old McQueeney.
Sonny Meiendrez, radio pasonali-ty with KTFM and former El Rey Fee. arx! Linda Wassemtan. public rela-uons manager for the San Antonio Airport and former KMOL reporter, will host the television fund raiser’s 20-minuus local coverage each hour
Shirley Jones, sward-winning star of stage and screen, will host the national ponton of the show. Jayne Meadow. Peter Marshall, Paul Rotfcv gucz, other celebrities, corporate leaders and medical experts also will appear on the entertaining and informative four-hour television special to raise money for leukemia research
Call 377*1775 to pledge support or request assistance
Participants in Sunday s leukemia Society Televent include Deke Eberhard. seated, of New Braunfels. Andrea Hoffman, standing. and hosts Linda Wat' german, left, and Sonny Meiendrez