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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 3, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY COUNTDOWNS 474 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21.1845 March 21,1995 New Braunfels Herald 410 MOIA I A/OO/no SO-WEST MTrc-nr,    jg- ozr ' ^ICR'OF'UBLISHINO A E VANDELL DR ^■ASC^TX 79903- 14 Pages in one section ■ Dec. 3.1993 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of BELLA LALANNE ■ Vol. 142. No. 16 INSIDE Obituaries..... .........2 Opinion....... .........4 Religion........ .........6 Sports Day..... ........7,8 Wheels........ .........9 STAMM HSC ll Birthday wishes! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Betta LaLanne (91!), Robert Bier, Pamela Ann Weyel (Sat.), Melvin Tausch, Rey Rosales, Jr. Happy Anniversary to Sandy A Melvin Noke (IO years). 0% HeraltJ-ZeHung Cheer fund donations sought The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung's Cheer fund campaign to provide food for local needy families is continuing with much success, according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery. Avery said that any type of non-perishable food item can be donated, as well as money. The Cheer fond goal is to assist 200 local families this year. To donate, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144. Today's donations were from; ■ Victor L & Katharine Spo-nenbery - $25 8 Annonymous -$25 ■ Automotive Audio - $50 ■ Gerald St Rosalie Groves-$25 ■ Stan St Mary Cunningham - $100 ■ Pat A Haiense Hernandez • $25 ■ Today's Total -$4,463.02 First Wassailfest cerning Thursday The first ever Wassailfest, a downtown trail of fun, festivities and friendship, will be held Thursday night, Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. downtown. There will be music, caroling, Santa and more on the streets, and open houses throughout the stores and restaurants, with a Wassail contest for the best Wassail. Brauntex Theater will provide a free showing of the Christmas classic "Prancer" for the kids, with supervision by the New Braunfels High School Interact Club. For more information, call 608-2100. NS Masonic Lodge mooting Doe. 7 New Braunfels Masonic Lodge #1109 will have a called communication Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. to confer an E.A. degree. Members and visitors are urged to attend. CMNB to cook donations Sunday Volunteers for the Children's Museum of New Braunfels will be manning telephone banks Sunday, Dec. 5 from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m., asking for donations for the museum. Santa to visit Schulz open house Santa Claus will be at the Schulz Nursery Christmas Open House from 11 am. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 in downtown Marion. Admission is free. Stammtisch (The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers lo submit items to Stammiisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, "Stammiisch* represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us .) Three injured after car falls off bridge By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer_ Three people were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital Thursday after an accident that flipped their car off the Slumber Falls Bridge near the Guadalupe River. Laurette, Nancy and Leo Fics, of Corballis, Oregon were taken to McKenna by New Braunfels Fire Department ambulance. Comal County Sheriffs deputies were the first on the scene. However, reports were taken by officers from Department of Public Safety. Deputies said the car, a 1978 gray Oldsmobile, was traveling south on River Road when the driver noticed the road was slick and put on the brakes. Reports show the car hit the left side of the bridge and then traveled across the bridge striking the right curb and rolling off the bridge. The car landed on its top in the water. According to reports at the scene, Nancy Fies was able to go to the road to get help. Deputies confirmed the road was slick. Nancy and Laurette Fies were released from the hospital Thursday. Leo Fies was admitted and was still in the hospital as of press time this morning. Leo Fies of Corballis, Oregon Is assisted from his car by NBFD emergency personnel. Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH High participation sought for first hazardous waste collection day By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer , hiftiy BrqmfcU Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn is reminding Comal Canty residents to bring their unwanted cleaners, pesticides, paints, and other N)usehold wastes to Fire Station No. 2 Saturday for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Officials will be at the fire station from 9 am. to 3 p.m. to collect household hazardous wastes from arca residents. “We are anxious to see what kind of turnout we will have,” said Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn, project manager. “We are expecting it to go quite well. We should have excellent weather for it We have had a la of inquiries about when to bring the items,” he said. Friesenhahn said several workers will be on hand to collect items. Garage, garden and cleaning products will be collected, as well as paint and aher supplies. The city and county have contracted with Laidlaw Environmental Services to dispose of the wastes. Laidlaw is expected to make sure all of the wastes collected are recycled or disposed of safely. Laidlaw has conducted more than 1,000 household hazardous waste collection days in Texas and across North America. The following items can be collected: motor oil, antifreeze, batteries, brake fluid, herbicides, pesticides, rat poison, solvents and pool chemicals, drain cleaners, over cleaners, spot removers, tile cleaners, solvents, furniture polish, metal polish, kitchen cleaners, bathroom cleaners, paint, and paint thinners, paint stripper, spray cans, lacquer, wood preservatives and Startzville man seriously injured in fire From Staff Reports Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Dlttllnger Memorial Library has a display which Indicates what hazardous wastes can be disposed of properly. solvents. These items will na be accepted: tires, trash, ammunition, industrial waste, explosives, medical waste, fireworks, business waste, newspapers, magazines, flares, smoke detectors, gas cylinders and radioactive material. Officials are asking that residents leave materials in their original containers, do na mix products and separate different types of waste. They are asking that people identify the contents of bottles if the labels are missing, and if possible, carry waste in boxes with dividers and wrap bottles with newspapers. A Startzville man was seriously burned last night in a fire that occurred at approximately 1:12 a.m. in a mobile home behind the Startz Cafe in Startzville. Raul Ramiro Hernandez, 31, was taken Brooke Army Medical Center after suffering third degree bums on three-fourths of his body. Hernandez was taken to BAMC by Canyon Lake EMS. Officials at the scene had called both AirLife and MAST. helicopters to transport the man; however, neither group would travel to Canyon Lake because of storms in the arca. The mobile home was owned by James Startz, who also owns the Startz Cafe. It was being rented to Hernandez. Wrecks, emergency calls Thursday leave New Braunfels Police short on available officers By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels police officers found themselves in a bind Thursday after several vehicle accidents and emergency calls tied up patrol officers during the morning hours. According to Lt. John Wommack, calls for two major accidents and a minor accident came in at almost the same time. In addition to these accidents, officers were also called out to help a woman who became disoriented after getting off a bus in town. Other accidents were reported earlier in the morning, as well as a possible robbery that was called in at approximately 9:30 a m. The robbery was later reported to be the result of a domestic dispute. “We had three people this morning and there were five accidents. We also worked a robbery. All of these take a couple ot people, ne said. Wommack said the officers called in a detective to help with patrols. He said there arc normally four officers ai patrol during the day, but one officer was at a training school. “The most we would ever have is five and that wouldn’t have been enough,” he said. “There was one accident where it took 30 minutes fa us to get to it,” he said. “Sometimes people do get angry.. .We go to calls where there is a possibility of life threatening injuries first,” he said Wommack said days such as Thursday have happened before, especially when the day is rainy. He said calls stack up at least a couple of times each week on the day shift. Six accidents were reported yesterday between 7:45 a.m. and 9:51 a m. Injuries were reported in only one of the accidents. Model railroad exhibit to debut at Guadalupe Valley Hospital Teaching Center Auditorium Saturday From staff reports Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Topping off the Christmas tree 4-H club member Chelby Mueller puts some of the finishing touches on the newly-erected Christmas tree In the Comal County courthouse. Mueller, along with many other 4-H club members, volunteered to decorate the tree. A model railroad exhibit will debut in the Guadalupe Valley Hospital Teaching Center Auditorium Saturday. The exhibit, staged by the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise newspaper, will be on display through the month of December, according to Publisher Ron Filkins. The exhibit, Filkins said Friday, is 24-by-48 feet in size and has two main lines. Work began on it, he said, in early October. Track, locomotives, rolling stock and buildings are the property of the Gazette-Enterprise and were purchased primarily from Al Whitenark, a model train specialist who owns and operates the Hobby Shop in San Antonio. Tables and the framework for the exhibit’s background were made by the Seguin High School trades Classes and scenery is mostly homemade. “For most of us, this is our first go-round with building a model train exhibit,” Filkins said. “We’ve done some tilings nghr and sane things wrong, ba we’ll take what’s nght and build on it fa 1994 and exhibits in future years.” Tire exhibit will be open on Saturdays from IO a rn. to 6 p m , Sundays I to 6 p.m.; and Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 3 to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the nominal admission fee — 50 cents for children and $ I fa adults — will benefit the Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Center and Hospice of Guadalupe Valley Hospital.Can’t find a place for it in your garage? Sell it in the Herald-Zeitung Classifieds! 625-9144 I ;