New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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10 Pages in one section ■ Aug. 10,1993
Serving Comal County ■ Home of JASON A CONNIE FARMER
Vol. 141, No. 187
The Alew Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; BUa Rio, Mary Hinoyosa, Belly Meckel, Donnie Duncan (belated), Happy Anniversary lo Jason A Connie Farmer, James A Jane Wade
Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled
A blood drive for New Braunfels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug. 23 from IO a.m. to 6 p.m. at the law offices of Reagan, Bumis, Dierksen, Lamon and Bluntzer, located at 205 N. Seguin.
Two blood mobiles will be on hand in the back parking lot to take donations. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments can be made by calling Debbie at 625-8026.
McKenna seeking historical Info
McKenna Memorial Hospital needs your help in acquiring any information pertaining to the history of the hospital. McKenna is celebrating its 40-year anniversary in October of this year. The hospital was built in 1953.
A brief submission consisting of a short written summary of something unique that happened in a particular year, trivia, photographs of any items of interest in relation to the hospital through the years would be beneficial.
Please submit your items to McKenna Memorial Hospital, atm. Tim Brierty, Hospital Development, 143 E. Garza,
New Braunfels, 78130.
Friends For Rivers meeting scheduled
Friends For Rivers invites the public to their next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Victoria Bank A Trust, 1000 N. Walnut in New Braunfels. The speaker, Andy Goldbloom, head of Texas Parks & Wildlife Greenways Program, will address "River and Trail Issues" throughout the state. The meeting will be held in the Herb Schneider Room of the North Building. Call 906-4315 or 210-438-3628 for more information.
LNB deadon* is Thursday, Aug. 12
Deadline for applications to the coming class of Leadership New Braunfels is Thursday, Aug. ll
Applications can be picked up at the chamber office. For more information, call 625-2385Jg
Community blood drive sat for Aug. 13
The New Braunfels Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 13 from I pjn. to 3 pm in the K-Mart parking lot located at 10501-35 E. The community blood supply is currently low, officials have said. If you are between 17 and 71 weigh at least I IO pounds and in good general health, you can help by donating.
For more information, contact the South Texas Regional Blood Bank at 1-800-292-5534, ext 217.
(Th* New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According lo the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, "Stammtisch" repressive a sitting place for members cf the community to gather and share the day’s happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
Horald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Students from New Braunfels (back row) from left are Cassie Behrendt, Amy McKinnon, Cele Baese, Jason Owsns. Students from Braunfels, Germany (front row) from left ara Katharine Gross, Jutta Both, Bottine Schwlnd, Carols Tells. Also pictured are Fritz Welsch, Chairman of Partnership Committee (far right), and Gary Bird (far left) President of Wurstfest Association, Tammy Albrecht (2nd from right).
Reception for exchange students held yesterday
From staff reports
Four students from Braunfels, Germany, selected to participate in the Wuretfest Association Partnership Student Exchange Program, arrived in New Braunfels recently and were welcomed with a reception in their honor yesterday evening in the Opa Room on the Wurstfest grounds.
"All of the students have a special opportunity to experience the cultures of Germany and the United States during the summer student exchange program," said Wurstfest Executive Director Suzanne Herbe-lin. "The students and their families build friendships for a lifetime."
The exchange, sponsored by the Wurstfest Association, began in 1977 and has sent four New Braun
fels students to Germany each of the past 16 years.
Four students in Braunfels, Germany also are selected to participate.
New Braunfels students are selected to participate in the spring of each year.
At that time, students must be in either their sophomore or junior year in high school, be enrolled in German class in school or have a basic knowledge of the German language from another source.
In making their selection following personal interviews with both students and parents, the Wurstfest exchange committee considers maturity, responsibility, scholastic achievement, school citizenship, language ability and personal appearance.
Council sets election date for recall issue
Nov. 2 election date set for Bremer, district two voters
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels City Council approved an resolution last night calling the recall election for District 2 City Councilman Dan Bremer.
As expected, the election will be held Nov. 2. Council members were required to call the election after a petition containing more than 200 signatures was presented to the council.
“It’s the duty of the council to call the recall election and set the date,** said city attorney Barry Moore.
The morion to call the election was made by Bremer.
A public hearing was held last week to allow Bremer the opportunity to address allegations contained in the petition.
New Braunfels residents organizing the petition said they will actively campaign to get Bremer off the council by distributing fliers, purchasing signs and speaking to residents.
Bremer said he will not actively campaign against the recall, but added that he will continue to get his message out and will make himself available to his constituents.
The council set the election for Nov. 2 because it was the next regularly scheduled election day.
Voters will also be going to the polls that day to vote on several state amendments.
Only voters in District 2 will be casting ballots on the recall issue.
If the recall election is successful, another election will be called in January to elect a new council member. Bremer has not stated whether or not he will run in this election.
Council tables action on code of conduct
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Qty Council tabled a decision last night on whether or not to adopt a code of conduct for city council members, employees and appointees. *
The vote was tabled at the request of District 4 Councilman Paul Fraser, who said he would like to give committees, employees and citizens the opportunity to review the code and given their comments to the. council.
“I suspect there are citizens who would like to be more knowledgeable,*’ said Fraser.
Fraser suggested copies should be distributed to committees and city department heads so they can; study how the code will impact their groups.
He also suggested copies should be available at the Municipal Building and the library for citizen review. The council agreed and the copies will be available at both locations.
In addition, Fraser suggested a public hearing could beheld.
District 2 Councilman Dan Bremer agreed with Fraser and said a workshop might be appropriate to hear comments from employees.
The code of conduct was developed by the ethics committee which has been meeting every other week since March 18.
According to Fraser, the issue was brought to the council earlier this year by Bremer.
Council delays decision on selling station
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The New Braunfels City Council delayed malting a decision Monday on whether or not to sell or rent Fire Station No. 4 to the New Braunfels Christian Academy.
The station is located on Kerlick Lane, approximately one block from
the school. Several council members staled they had received phone calls opposing selling the station to the academy.
The council members said the concern of the callers centered around the increased traffic in the arca.
They added that some residents in the area are hopeful that the fire station might be reopened.
“We will eventually need a fist Ration in that section of town,** wad Mayor Pro Tem Butch Benitez. “If we sell or lease it, we will be in the predicament that we have to buy.**
However, City Manager Hector Tamayo said the chanoea are slim tbs! Fire Station No. 4 will be reopened because limited access to the station. '
Firemen get is shape with aerobics class
By ROSE MARIE EASH
The New Braunfels Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel are taking some “step aerobics" classes to improve their cardiovascular condition and endurance.
“I wouldn't be allowed to speak for them," said Captain Danny Procknow. “But we’re better at doing aerobics."
There are three groups of firemen and EMS personnel each taking step aerobics once a week — to start.
“A lot of the guys left weights, play basketball or baseball on their off days, but this is a different type of workout,*’ said Btftalion Chief Don Zcrcher. “It works on the cardiovascular system. It’s designed to get the heart rate up to between 160 and 180 and keep it there. It does a pretty good job —most of the guys are getting from 180 to 200 and that gives you a better cardiovascular workout.
“Tliere was a lot of negative reaction going into it to start with, you know — ’it seems like a sissy thing,' said Zcrcher. “But you get here and you sweat, sweat, sweat — it’s not easy so now everybody thinks it's going to do some good "
Harakf-ZaOung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Jill Howl* leads members of the New Braunfels Firs Dept. through aerobic exercises In s program designed to strengthen their cardiovascular system end endurance.
New assistant district attorney named by Reinter
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The Comal County District Attorney’s Office has named former New Braunfels resident Dibrell Waldrip as assistant district Forney.
The announcement was made this week by District Attorney Bill Reimer.
Waldrip is currently a resident of Jordanton and it currently employed with the Atascosa Drug Task Force.
“He’s a fine young man,” said Reimer. “He’s very intelligent, he’s
local and he has a feel for the community.’’
Waldrip’s duties with Atascosa include doing drug forfeiture cases.
His past employment also includes working at the El Paso Court of Appeals.
'I needed somebody who could help me with appellate briefs," said Reimer
In addition, Waldrip is a certified peace officer and worked in law enforcement before entering law school.
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Blaff Writer
A district court judge has approved a request by District Attorney Bill Reimer to name a aerial prosecutor to work on the sexual assault case of Kirk Wayne McBride.
Reimer made the request last week. The judge has named Bill Gibbons of San Marcos as the special prosecutor.
Reimer said he made the request after the victim in the case made a public announcement that she plans to file a grievance against Reimer’r office.
“This destroys the relationship between the prosecutor and victim," he. said “It’s in the best interest of the; victim to get somebody in who she has confidence in.”
The victim of the assault announced two weeks ago that she plans to file a grievance with the Texas State Bar.
She claims both District Attorney Bill Reimer and Assistant District; Attorney Robert Fisher did not handle the case, in which she is the victim, correctly.
The case involving the person filing j the grievance concerns a rape that occurred in January 1990. The alleged. assailant in the case is McBride.
McBride was convicted of the tape in August 1990. He was sentenced to four 99-year terms The conviction was reversed in October 1992.
Reimer said Gibbons has prosecuted cases in Comal County before. The original prosecutor on the case was Bill Fisher, who recently resigned } from his potation as Comal County's
assistant district attorney. .For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144