New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer
A high-speed car chase through New Braunfels and down Interstate 35 on Friday night resulted in three damaged police cars and the continuing search for a suspect.
No injuries were reported, according to a release provided by the New Braunfels Police Department.
“Officers began chasing a vehicle suspected of DWI (driving while intoxicated) and traffic violations,” according to the police statement. “After chasing the vehicle in the city for a short time, the vehicle was lost and the chase ended.”
But the chase, which started about 10:50 p.m., started again shortly, when the car was spotted by a police officer. In the chase that followed, the
car struck an unmarked police car, causing minor damage to Ute molding, officials said.
The chase continued onto Interstate 35 northbound toward San Marcos, and then back to New Braunfels after the vehicle turned around, the report continued.
Just west of Kohlenburg Lane, the driver stopped on the west side of the interstate, and in the process of stopping the vehicle, two patrol cars collided, resulting again in minor damage, it stated. “The driver of the vehicle then exited and jumped into a field where he escaped.”
Members of the police canine unit were called to the scene to search for the suspect. A suspect in the case has been identified. The investigation continues.
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County engineer to be appointed by commissioners
By LARRY ROWE Casteel.
Staff Writer Out of the 44 applications the coun-
Two months after the resignation of jy received, only nine persons were the Comal County road engineer, interviewed, she said, adding the county commissioners will name a name of the replacement will not be replacement Monday after sifting released until Monday, through more than 40 applications. Casteel said members of the Com-
“We had some really top-notch _
folks,” said County Judge Carter Sa# ENO MEER, Raga 2A
Pat Malone squints as he appraises this Light Brahma hen. Malone, a Comal County Fairgrounds. About 200 members of the San Antonio Fort Worth preacher who said he is a poultry hobbyist, was one of four area club participated in the event which featured more than 800 chick-officiais working at the Alamo Poultry Club's show held Saturday at the ens, ducks, geese, turkeys and pigeons. (Photo by Biti Ervin)
The New Braunfels Heralds Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Marion T. Booth, JoAnn Saenz, Eddie Hernandez, and Becky Kaufmann.
Birthday wishes Monday to Eileen Ferguson and Anita Silvas.
Belated birthday wishes to Gloria V. Bennett, Harvey Gaytan, Carl Hoffmann and Kristee Wunderlich.
The 32nd annual Advent Vespers Massed Choir Concert is scheduled for 4 pjn. Sunday, Dec.
I at Fust Baptist Church.
Singers from all churches, schools and the community will continue the tradition of bringing great Christian choral music of Christmas to officially usher in the
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The weather will be cloudy and cool today with a 40 percent chance of rain. The high will be in the mid-50s. Monday's high will be in the mid-40s. For more weather information see page 2A.
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Managing Editor
As the mad-dash-Christmas-buying season begins, the Main Street director is crossing her fingers that shoppers will consider the “unique shopping” environment of downtown this year.
“You can just expect an all-around unique shopping and seasonal experience.” said Penelope Church about shopping downtown.
“You’re not just getting the Church
Christinas shopping done — you’re getting the Christmas tradition. The Christmas season is downtown.”
This year downtown rn cr cl tai us are extending their store hours, offering special services, participating in the Downtown Dollars program and decking their stores with lights, ribbons and greenery
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Brisk sales reported in city, county
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
Parking lots were full all around the New Braunfels area Friday as holiday shoppers hit the stores to secure Christmas gifts.
“Crazy — it was wild,” said Mark Woods, manager of Wal-Mart.
He added that Wal-Mart would be remaining open one hour later each night through the holiday shopping season.
“We will be open until IO p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays,” Woods said.
Henne Hardware in downtown New Braunfels reported brisk sales on Friday, as well.
“We've got a lot of neat things from hardware lo bridal selection,” said Bob Schima of Henne Hardware. “We’ve got a lot of housewares, electrical, paint, tools, lawn and garden — everything.”
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24 shopping days to Christmas
Stuffed toy animals wait to please buyers at a local department store. New Braunfels merchants were ready for brisk business sales this weekend as the traditional Christmas shopping season got under way. (Photo by Bill Ervin)
Schiina encouraged everyone to manager. hours straight,” Zunker said. “This
shop New Braunfels first and “espe- As a Thanksgiving promotion, Gar- weekend has indicated Ute! we are
dally the downtown area.” den Ridge Pottery opened at noon on going to have a fine season.”
Just down Interstate 35, Garden Thanksgiving and will remain open Zunker added that customers can Ridge Pottery had a very busy day, until 9 pjn. Sunday. come to his store and do all their shop-
according to Jeff Zunker, store “We will have stayed open for 81 ping in one place.
Board candidate questions vote
Downtown merchants brace for Christmas
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeilung’s Cheer Fund drive now has raised $2,576.74.
The goal of the drive is to raise money to provide Christmas dinners to local residents
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dent School District, New Braunfels Independent School District, city of New Braunfels, Comal County and city of Garden Ridge.
The entities then cast votes for the nominees, and the five who came out on top were Wayne Braize, Gloria German, Glyn Goff, Harvey Pape and Felipe Ramirez Jr. They will serve two-year terms on the appraisal district’s board, which governs the operation of the district. Pape and Ramirez are current members of the board.
The New Braunfels City Council typically nominates just one person, ensuring five candidates for the board instead of six. But this year they nominated two — Seidel and Goff.
Seidel argued that because of a split in opinions on the council, Goff was brought in as a second candidste to oppose him. Three council members voted for Seidel in the election, while four supported Ooff.
But Mayor Clinton Brandt said Ooff
was not chosen as the result of a split council.
“I don't think so, because when I took a look at the applicants, I was looking at who I felt was most qualified,” he said. “This was what my decision was based on.”
Seidel also expressed disappointment that questions about his eligibility may have caused him to lose. Bexar Appraisal District documents state that he has claimed a homestead residency tax exemption in San Antonio for the past two years.
Comal Appraisal District regulations require that board members be residents of the district for at least two years before serving.
Seidel said his eligibility should not hsve played so importsnt s role hi the election.
-They didn't look at what I could do. They didn't look et whet I've done in the past.”
By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer
A candidate for the Comal Appraisal District board of directors said he believes he lost the election in part because of a divided City Council.
“I think the problem with the City Council, in the resignation of the (city) manager may have contributed to the whole situation,” said Ricky Seidel, whose eligibility for the position was questioned Seidel during the race last week.
The election of five members to the board was completed last week when the Comal Independent School District board of trustees cast its votes.
Six nominees, including Seidel, had been selected by the Comal Indepen-