New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
TUESDAYCougarettes to host four-team volleyball tournament. See Page 5.
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8 Pages in one section ■ Tuesday, August 15, 1995
Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of MATT SHIPLEY
Vol. 143, No. 197
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to:Les Baker, Matt Shipley (16 years), Stephen Kennemer Jr., Ruben Gomez and Jimmy Duke. Happy anniversary to Jeff and Tammy Hand, and happy 17th anniversary to Les and Paula Baker.
River and aquifer information
Comal River -266 cubic-feet-per-second, same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer — 624.73 feet above sea level, down 02. Guadalupe River — 140 c f s.
NBHS Class of 1966 to reunite
NBHS Class of 1966 is making plans for its 30th reunion, lf you can help with addresses and or telephone numbers for classmates, call Kathy Rhein-lander O'Neal at 629-5192, Vicki Roth Hamel at 608-0865 or Sherry Seiler Toney at 625-6653. Next meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the O'Aces on River Road at 7 p.m.
Rehearsal for "Sisters in Suffrage" will take place 7uesday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, Municipal Courtroom, and dress rehearsal will be Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., same place. All participants must attend Call 608-2100 for information.
La Leche League to meet
The La Leche League of New Braunfels will meet Wednesday. Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. in the meeting room of NBNB Center North, 1000 N. Walnut St. Breastfeeding mothers and babies, and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding, are invited to attend. For information, call Dana at 625-1240 or Mary at 609-2889.
Baka a cake for tho Women’s Center
The Comal County Women's Center invites you to support the center by donating individually wrapped items for a bake sale, which will be held Aug.
19 at 5 p.m. on the Plaza.
Bring your goodies to the shelter (1547 Common St.) any time Friday or before 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 620-7520 for information.
Immunization clinic set
A free immunization clinic will be held from 9 a m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug 19 at Krueger Elementary School in Marion. The clinic is provided by Santa Rosa Children's Hospital. Parents are asked to bring the child's immunization records and letter from the school nurse if applicable. Immunizations will be given to infants, children and teenagers. Appointments are not needed, but are recommended. Call 416-9323 or 914-2646
Model train show coming
New Braunfels Summer Model Train Show will be held from 9 a m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 S. Seguin. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for under 18. Under five-years-old are free. Call 935-2517 for information.
Council hears about Comal River
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
All sides had their say in last night’s city council public hearing to discuss alcohol and trash on the Comal River. They made some progress, too — forming a committee to study Comal River problems will be on the next city council agenda.
“I encourage all interested parties to turn in applications for the committee,” Mayor Paul E. Fraser Jr. said. Fraser was responsible for putting the public hearings on alcohol and trash on the river on last night's agenda, he said.
Several riverside property owners complained about bad behavior on the river. "The language is horrible. The indecency is beyond description,” a resident said. “Believe me, I have chased people off my property, and they have been so inebriated it’s disgusting.”
Trash on the river can be blamed on drunken “party tubers,” said another resident. “You name it, you can fish it out — cans, glass, plastic, diapers, sanitary items,” a resident said.
The Comal River is not an awful place or a cesspool, said a resident. “Fortunately we have laws on the books that can control drunkenness, litter and trespassing,” a resident said.
Regulating alcohol on the river isn’t the solution, said Nora Morales of the Comal County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. "We cannot regulate morality,” she said.
The city of New Braunfels does not have the power to ban alcohol on the Comal River because it is under state jurisdiction. City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom said. "The bottom line is that I cannot find any legal authority that would allow the city to pass an ordinance banning alcohol on the river,” Cullom said.
Wurst fest is an example of how the city can control bad behavior without banning alcohol, said beer distributor Joe Miller. "Let’s send the message to those undesirables by enforcing the laws on the books,” he said.
"How do you stoke the balance?” Fraser asked. “What can we do to ensure enforcement yet not keep tourists away?”
Citizens came up with several constructive ideas for improving the quality of the Comal River:
■ mesh bags issued with tubes
■ trash disposal along the river
■ money-for-cans recycling unit at river exits
■ a boat patrol
■ portable rest rooms along the river.
Outfitters Zero Rivers and Jay Felger each volunteered to serve on a committee to target river problems. Rivers also said he could donate equipment to help patrol the river and keep it clean. “I’ll be glad to help in any way I can — I’ll sit on a committee,” he said.
The idea of a committee is a good one, Councilwoman Jan Ken-nady said. "I think we’ve had a really good session here.” she said. “I’ve picked up a lot of ideas."
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
While the calendar may say it is still summer, every kid knows summer is over when school goes back into session. Classes in New Braunfels and Comal school districts resumed yesterday. Pictured are Jamie Brewer and Tyson Labow8ki in Mrs. Barbara Haupert’s third grade class at Seele Elementary.
Local business owners support newr noise ordinance
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Citizens and the city council made some headway on curbing
excessive noise in New Braunfels at last night’s meeting.
Several citizens spoke out against excessive noise and vulgar music. "This is a family oriented town and we want to send the message that we don’t want this here in our community,” resident David Wallace said.
City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom gave city council members sample noise ordinances from other cities. "Our current ordinance is not very good,” Cullom said. "It’s vague, and it’s hard to enforce "
The city should come up with a viable sound ordinance that uses a decibel meter, performer Monty Tyler said.
"We as business owners need something to gauge ourselves on,” said Ron Gonzales, representative of the Comal County Bar and Restaurant Association. “We as business owners and club owners are in support of a noise ordinance.”
The city council agreed to choose a committee to look at revising the city’s noise ordinance.
"I think it can be defined simply,” Councilman Tim Walker said.
Guadalupe County joins the club — bans open fires
By DENISE DZIUK
Current dry conditions have prompted Guadalupe County to implement a ban on all outdoor burning, effective Monday.
Guadalupe County Judge Jim Sagebiel said the ban went into effect yesterday and bans any outdoor burning except in a very confined container. He said some residents have 50 gallon drums w ith a mesh cover that they use to bum household items. He said this w ill be acceptable as long as it is watched. "The fire department will tell you those things get out of hand very quickly, and the next thing you know, it's in a mobile home park, or near a house,” said Sagebiel.
The ban was implemented after several rural fires in the past week came close to causing extensive damage, he said. He added that the area has received afternoon showers, but these are not enough to make a difference in the dry conditions.
"We couldn’t wait any longer, and we decided it was time to move forward,” he said.
The ban will remain in effect until conditions improve. Comal and Hays counties have already issued bans, and these will also remain in effect until the arca receives rain.
Leadership New Braunfels class picked
Class includes 21 people from 16 professions
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Color my world
Hundreds of people turned out for the Summer Crafts and Gifts Show at the New Braunfels Civic Center Saturday and Sunday.
Above, people add their work to a 48-foot-long mural at the show.
At right, Joanna Palmer, with her dad, Lawrence Palmer and her sister Kate (in the background), also work on the mural.
The "Class of ‘96’’ has been selected by the Leadership New Braunfels Committee, according to Dennis Hcitkamp, chaii of the program.
"We had over 160 nominations and nearly 40 applications so the committee had a difficult task selecting,” he said.
Twenty-one individuals were selected, representing 16 different professions, with the average age being 39. Types of professions include small business, banking, tourism, government, nonprofit, utilities, industry, medical, real estate and education.
Selectees include Terry Adams, Schlitterbahn; Teresa Berger, Rennert Travel; Arturo Cantu, First Commercial Bank; Lupe Castaneda, Mission Valley Textiles; Jimmy Castillo, Zoeller Funeral Home; Sherry Clarkson, Comal County; James Dunks, UFS Securities; Phyllis Foerster, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce; Rosemary Garza, New Braunfels Utilities; Dav id Hahn, Holiday Inn; Hallow Hardw ick, Texas Industries, Inc.; Sherry Hill, Gonzales County Health Agency, Inc.; Tara Kohlenberg, San Antonio State Hospital; John Lovett, River City Builders, Inc.; Barry Moore, attorney; Jose Parra, NB1SD; Nan Scranton, McKenna Memorial Hospital; Bette Spain and Wes Studdard,
Bluebonnet Motors; Randy Vanstory, Quick Align; and Erin Wilson, Col-ortyme.
According to Hcitkamp, the Class of ‘96 will be presented at a community leaders reception on Sept. 14 at the Civic Center followed by a 2-day retreat at T Bar M Sept. 16-17.
Starting in Oct., and each month thereafter through May 1996, the class will meet for I -day sessions on various topics.
"Graduation is set for May 16, 1996,” said Hcitkamp
Leadership New Braunfels is a program produced by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
The goal of the program is to bring together a diverse group of men and women who seek the opportunity to expand their involvement in community affairs and are willing to assume leadership roles.
“This is the fourth class, with 67 graduates/alumni to date. Topics to be covered for this year’s class include the mechanics of government, sen .ees provided by government, the economy, media relations, volunteering health and human services, leadership and organizational skills, and visioning for the future,” concluded Heitkamp.U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison asks for your opinions. See Page 4.