New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 19, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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12 Pages in one section ■ Aug. 19,1993Serving Comal County ■ Home of DENNIS & PENNY RHOADS
Vol. 141, No. 194INSIDE
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Louise Solis, Karen Worth, Milton Erben, Martin Rosales, Jr.. Happy Anniversary to Pam & Wayne Roitsch, Rudy & Lily Guerrero, Dennis & Penny Rhoads.
1993 Rodeo Queen contestants
Comal County high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1993 Comal County Rodeo Queen's Contest. Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school district as of Aug. 16.
Posters and information sheets will be available at the local high schools.
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, Burros, Dierksen, Lam on 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.
CAD *c|ianging locations Sept. 1
Effective Sept. I, the Comal Appraisal District will be at their new location in Suite IO I of the Landa Offices at 178 E. Mill Street.
The mailing address and phone number will remain the same, however. It is P.O. Box 311222, New Braunfels, Texas, 78131-1222 and 210-625-8597.
Cross Lutheran celebrating 65 years
Cross Lutheran Church of New Braunfels will be celebrating its 65th anniversary on with formal ceremonies and events scheduled for Aug. 29, beginning at 3 p.m.
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, attn. Tim Briefly, Hospital Development, 143 E. Garza,
New Braunfels, 78130.
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"Stammtisch" represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
Assault, theft increased in July, county crime stats say
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Comal County crime statistics for the July reporting period show an increase in six of the eight reporting categories of offenses.
Total offenses in July increased by 23 compared to June. In June 130 offenses were reported and in July 126 were reported.
The only category showing a decrease was forcible rape. Offenses in this category decreased from three to one. Statistics also show one case to be cleared during this reporting period.
In the criminal homicide category, numbers remained the same at zero.
Sheriff Jack Bremer said the increase in crime during the summer months should not be a cause for alarm among county residents.
“I don’t think they should be alarmed about that. When I get concerned is when I see an increase from year to year,” he said.
Bremer also said an increase in crime is traditional during the summer months.
“It’s going to continue during the summer because of the influx of people from out of town. I also think the heat has a lot to do with it. People
get restless and start to move around,” he said.
Bremer said crime should begin to decrease in the fall months. However, he said burglaries may increase since many summer visitors may leave houses vacant during the fall.
Statistics gathered by the sheriffs office are compiled according to the Uniform Crime Reporting Bureau regulations. Eight classifications of offenses are listed on the statistics.
Incidents of robbery increased this reporting' period from zero in June to one in July. Statistics do not show any cases to be cleared at this time.
In the assault category, statistics show an
County crime stats
CrimeJuly June Status
Motor Veh. Theft
increase of nine offenses. In July, 38 assaults were reported compared to 29 in June. Statistics show 29 of these offenses were cleared.
In this category, three assaults involved the use of firearms, three involved a knife, three other dangerous weapons and nine strong-arm. Twenty were classified as simple assaults.
By JEN R ROMPEL Statf Writer
Highway Patrol Sgt. J.R. “Bob” Holder will end his 16-year career with the Highway Patrol this month but he will not end his ties with the Department of Public Safety.
Upon his retirement at the end of this month, Holder will take a position with the DPS as a vehicle inspection technician beginning Sept. I.
Holder has served this arca as Highway Patrol sergeant since 1977 when he was stationed in San Antonio.
Holder, 49, said he opted to keep working because of his age.
“I have too many working years left. After spending this amount of time in this position, as I have, I thought it was time for a change and had made my retirement,” he said.
When he came to this area in 1977 his area of responsibility included Comal County and the northern half of Bexar County. He said he made his home in the Comal County area from the beginning.
"We have made our home here the entire time. I chose not to be promoted because I would have to leave New Braunfels,” he said.
Holder began his career with the DPS in 1967 and was stationed in 1968 in Beaumont.
Three months later he was relocated to the Conroe area and in 1971, he was transferred to Electra.
He continued to advance when he was transferred to Austin in 1975 and then promoted to Sergeant in this area in 1977. The office was originally located in San Antonio and Holder’s duties included overseeing eight troopers in Comal County and six in Bexar County.
The Bexar County troopers were later tranferred to another sergeant area.
The End Of His Patrol’
DPS patrolman retires after 16
years of service
In 1978, the office was relocated to Comal County with the area of responsibility remaining the same. Office space was provided by Comal County at the courthouse. In 1982, DPS moved to the new facility which houses Highway Patrol, License and Weight and the driver’s license service.
Holder said his best experience with the Highway Patrol occurred IO years ago when he and his officers located a lost child by using the DPS helicopter from Austin.
The 3-year-old child was located just before nightfall when the temperature was expected to drop dramatically.
“My worst experience was losing one of my best friends who headed up the New Braunfels Police Department for many years,” he said. “Chief Burney Boeck was very instrumental in helping me grow from the “rookie sergeant” years.”
Holder’s education has included attending Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and the Law Enforcement Management Institute. In addition, he was the first Highway Patrol supervisor to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Holder has also instructed various law enforcement courses and programs around the state including, San Antonio College and the DPS Academy in Austin.
He has also served as the training coordinator for Officer Survival Schools in the San Antonio Highway Patrol District.
In addition to his service for Comal County, Holder served as the head of the District 3B Civil Disturbance Management Team from 1979 through 1990 Accord-
Horald-Zettung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Sgt. Bob Holder, who will retire this month, will still have duties with the DPS.
Former NB resident to take Holder’s position
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Former New Braunfels resident John Ritter, 40, has been named to the position of sergeant at the Comal County Highway Patrol Office.
Ritter will begin his duties as sergeant on Sept. I, after Sgt. Bob Holder retires. Holder is retiring tram his position after serving 16 years in the Comal County area.
According to Holder, Ritter attended New Braunfels schools and was a former trooper on the DPS Civil Disturbance Management Team for this area.
“I expect the sergeant to fit right in,” said Holder. Ritter was bom in Lubbock in 19S3. He graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1971. He has been with the Department of Public Safety since October 1977, Ritter was promoted to sergeant on July 15,1988 and began his service in Fort Stockton. He had served at Highway Patrol office in Jordanton before that point.
ing to Holder, this team is responsible for responding to events throughout Texas where problems are likely to occur.
Holder attributes his success to his
employees and the troopers “What successes I’ve experienced are a direct result of the troopers and employees who have come under my supervision. I am very proud of
all these people,” he said.
Holder is married to Kelly B. Holder, support services supervisor for New Braunfels Police Department.
Dr. Carlos Campos named to state medical board
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
AUSTIN — Gov. Ann Richards has appointed Dr. Carlos Campos of New Braunfels to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, according to a release from the “It’s a tremendous priviledge to be on the board,” said Campos. “I’m very happy to be representing the doctors of the state as well as the governor and the people of Texas on this board The Texas State Board of Medical Examiners regulates physicians, awards licenses and administers discipline so it’s an honor to serve ”
The board meets every six weeks and Campos was appointed for a six-
The board includes 15 doctors and three consumers.
Campos is replacing Dr. George Bayoud of Garland, whose term expired.
Campos, 38, is a private practice physician and chief of staff-elect at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a M D. from Baylor college of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center.
He is a member of the Texas and American Medical Associations and a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians.
He also is involved with tire New
WORD to notify permit holders of ending styrofoam exemptions
Dr. Carlos Campos
Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the task force investigating the burning of toxic and hazardous waste in Comal County.
By ROBERT STEWART Special to the Horald-Zoltung
SATTLER—The board of the Water Oriented Recreation District voted Wednesday to notify permit holders of their intent to eliminate exemptions to the district’s anti-styrofoam ordinance effective May 1994.
Currently, styrofoam flotation blocks in canoes and “Water Wader” coolers which fit inside inner tubes are exempted from the ordinance The May date was chosen because the coolers will be manufactured with an alternative material by then The board also authorized funding of expenments with inner tubes filled with foam for canoe flotation.
The action is just as an intent to change the ordinance as the actual law
must be passed by the new board seated in 1994 The board also voted to co-sponsor the Sept ll Guadalupe River Trash Bash, designating $2,500 for T-shirts and food for volunteers The third annual river cleanup event is being organized by the Friends For Rivers environmental group. Last year WORD gave $ 1,000 to the ever* This year WORD has given $1,200 to the Upper Guadalupe River Cleanup and $850 to the Corps of Engineers Canyon Park Cleanup Citizen Donna Krueger pointed out that WORD district tax money had already been spent outside the WORD distnct in the upper cleanup and that the Sept 11 cleanup would take place partially in the city limits of New Braunfels which is protected from WORD taxation.Today’s Texas Lottery numbers are 3 - 32 -33-35-44-45 Jackpot $17 million