New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Betty Jo Solomon, Elizabeth Solomon, Gladys Culpepper (85 yean), Betty Kaitfman, Teresa Lopez, Patricia Perez, Ernesto Sotelo, Randall Hooker Stephanie Salazar (Mon,), Lionel Lopez, Keri Noble (Mon.) Ralph Mon-sivais (belated), Mn. Alfred (Franziska) Uebscher. Happy Anniversary to Rudy A Ann Juarez (21 yean).
1993 Rodao Quean 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 ajn. to 6 p.m. at the law offices of Reagan, Bunns, 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.
CAD changing locations Sept. 1
Effective Sept. I, the Comal Appraisal District will be at their new location in Suite 101 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 66lh anniversary on with formal ceremonies and events scheduled for Aug. 29, beginning at 3 pm.
Children's Museum to close for repairs
The Children's Museum of New Braunfels will be closed Aug. 23 through Sept 3 for maintenance. The museum is open today from noon until 5 p.m. with opportunities to visit Grandma's Attic, Where in the World?, Once Upon a Time and the Puppet Theatre.
Fall exhibits in the works include the Spirit of Crazy Horse and Crayola Dream-Makers. The eighth fall season opens Sept 4.
More information regarding the current state of the Children s Museum will be featured in Wednesay's Herald-Zeitung.
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Vol. 141, No. 196
Three candidates emerge for EAA
By ROSE MARIE EASH
Kenneth G. Heels, Doug Miller and Kenneth Fiedler are among those being considered by Comal County Commissioners who are expected to appoint a representative to the new Edwards Aquifer Authority at Thursday’s Commissioners Court, according to sources within the Comal County Courthouse.
Ikels is currently one of three Comal County representatives on the Edwards Underground Water District board of directors, Miller has represented the City of New Braunfels, New Braunfels Utilities and Comal County on water issues and Fiedler has been a water conserva
tion activist in the local community for many years.
According to County Judge Carter Casteel, commissioners have talked to various people including the New Braunfels City council members, New Braunfels Utilities representatives, the city manager of Schertz, the mayor of Garden Ridge, rural citizens of the county and members of the current Edwards Underground Water District about the appropriate choice.
“We have encouraged and welcomed all the suggestions we’ve received,” said Casteel. “We need to focus on saving the Comal Springs and pull together and not quibble about who gets to pick. It wasn't something we sought, it was given
to us probably because half the county is over the Edwards — part of Schertz, Garden Ridge and some of the rural areas,” she said.
Casteel said that although there are some New Braunfels representatives who believe the city should make the choice because it contributed financially to the fight to save the Comal Springs in the courts. She said such reasoning would make the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority the one to make the choice since they spent the most money on the issue
Casteel said the legislature made the decision on who would make the appointment based on the area affected which is more than the City of New Braunfels.
Council to hear report on Comal Springs from Miller
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The New Braunfels City Council will convene in its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Meeting Room D of the New Braunfels Municipal Building.
During the meeting, the council will hear a report from the city’s Comal Springs negotiator Doug Miller.
The council will also consider approving a resolution recommending the Comal County Commissioners Court form a nominating committee regarding appointments to the Edward Aquifer Authority and naming a representative to the committee.
However, officials from the com
missioners court have announced that they will appoint a member to the Authority at their meeting on Thursday. In other business, the council will consider the following matters:
■ Consideration and approval of a resolution of the city council approving supplemental watershed agreement No. Ill for the Comal River watershed and authorizing the mayor to sign the supplemental agreement and the letter officially closing the project.
■ Consideration and approval of a resolution of the city council approving the application of Eldyn C. Branch for a separate vehicle for hire license for executive airport shuttle.
Fire destroys apartment Saturday
Sr. Airman Anders honored as Airman of the Quarter
Woman, two children left without home after blaze
By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher
Sr. Airman Danny L. Anders was honored as the Airman of the Quarter at a Friday reception at Honors Hall in New Braunfels.
The Airman of the Quarter honor, sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, is a program designed not only to honor its recipients, but also to recognize the importance of Randolph Air Force Base to Comal County.
Speaking of Anders, who was accompanied by his wife at the reception, U. Col. Paul M. Biemaclti, his squadron commander, said, “A year ago Airman Anders asked what he should had to do to be successful in the Air Force and his sergeant told him be selected Airman of the Quarter by the city of New Braunfels.”
U. Col. Biemacki described Airman Anders as an exemplary young man. He said Anders is a trainer for
new, young airmen entering his squadron, is a member of the Base Honor Guard, “And we just learned last week that he has been selected for staff sergeant.”
The squadron commander said Airman Anders is working toward his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering and is active in the community.
Accepting the honor, Anders said, “Thanks to everybody here.” He particularly recognized his wife and expressed his appreciation for “the support of the 12th Maintenance Squadron,” of which he is a member.
Gen. Robert Caitiff, who commands the 12th Flying Training Wing, was unable to attend the reception, but, representing him, Ll. Col. Mike Cardinal remarked, “It’s always nice to feel appreciated by the people on the outside.”
New Braunfels City Councilman Rudy Seidel presented Airman Anders with a “key to the city” and drew a
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
laugh when he joked that it “only works during business hours,” and applause when he told the young airman and his wife, “We’re proud to have you here.”
Gifts that comprised a weekend in New Braunfels for the airman and his wife were described by Fritz Welch, who acted as master of ceremonies for the reception.
Those gifts included a weekend at the River Run Condos; dinner for two at the Gristmill Restaurant; breakfast for two at Hill Country Restaurant; lunch for two at Treetops Restaurant, passes to the Baetge House, the Hummel Museum, the Lindheimer Home, the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, the Sophienburg Museum and Archives, and Natural Bridge Caverns, and merchandise certificates from Harrison’s Outlet at the Courtyard Shopping Center, Henne Hardware, The Santa Fe Shop, Tis the Season, Circle Arts Theatre, STAGE at Bulverde, and Wurstfest
Three New Braunfels Fire Department engines responded to an apartment fire Saturday that left a woman and two children temporarily displaced.
The fire occurred at apartment H5 of the River Park Apartments, located at 241 Seville Drive. According to officials, the call came in at 9:14 a.m. and firefighters were on the scene by 9:18 a.m.
No injuries were reported and the fire was completely extinguished by 9:35 a.m.
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she said. “I grabbed the kids and went outside.”
Bratusek said she went back into the house and grabbed the pet hamster and tried to get the fish aquariums. However, the heat from the fire had made the aquariums too hot to touch.
According to New Braunfels Fire Marshal John Heftier, the entire contents of the apartment were destroyed. In addition, the apartment upstairs had some minor smoke damage and incidental damage by firefighters attempting to extinguish the flames.
The rest of the apartment complex was not damaged. Fire officials determined the fire was caused by Bra-tusek’g 3-year-old son who had been playing with a cigarette lighter.
Bratusek said she was thankful her son did not have a shirt on at the time because his clothing could have caught fire as well.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Fire Marshal John Harbert and apartment neighbors consols Vlckl Whisber-Bratusek and bar child.
Heftier said 16 firefighters were on the scene and all did an outstanding job in containing the fire.
“In two minutes the fire was under control,” he said. “They did an outstanding job in containing the fire and keeping it from spreading to other apartments.’’
Bratusek said she planned to return to the apartment Saturday to see if any items could be salvaged She has found a place to alay until further arrangements can be made.
Officials at the Comal County Red Cross said they have contacted Bratusek and will help in taking care of her needs.
Herald-Zeitung photo by KARLA WENZEL
Airman of tho Quarter
Now Braunfels Mayor Rudy Seidel presents Sr. Airmen Danny Lea Anders with the key to the city at a recaption held at Honors Hall at th# Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Friday. Looking on Is Anders' wife, Rachel. Th# award honors airmen recipients and recognizes the Importance of Randolph Air Force Baas to Comal County.