New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 21, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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3 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of JOSIE ELDRIDGE
I Vol. 142, No. 28
The New Braunfels Herald' Ziitung extends the following biith-day wishes toe Bonnie SUmpin,
J<uon Hunt, America Noel Vale* zuelOfRory Mitts (belated.) Happy Anniversary lo Ernesto A Edda Sotelo (38th!)
13th Bridal Fair aal for Jan. 4 at civic cantar
On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the New Braunfels Bridal Fair Association will host its 13th annual Bridal Fair at the New Braunfels Civic Center, located at 380 S. Seguin St
Admission is $3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
All facets of planning a wedding from engagement to honeymoon to moving into a first home are represented by the bridal consultants partidpating-including jewelry, hair styling and nail care, flowers and other special decorations, catering, photography, wedding dresses, hotels, reception rooms, honeymoon travels, chinaware, and more.
A bridal gown fashion show will be interrupted only by the awarding of exquisite prizes given by participating businesses. Typical drawings include a free trip, 20-piece setting of china and mole. This year's prizes will include groom's gifts as well. You're invited to visit the booths of each participating business to see what services and items they have to offer and to register to win each consultant’s giveaway."
First United Methodist sets two sendees
First United Methodist Church will have two Christmas Eve services on Friday, Dec. 24 in the church sanctuary at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Both will be traditional services with familiar Christmas carols and candlelighting. Cathy Talcott will be singing at the 5:30 p.m. service, and there will be special music at the 7:30 p.m. service. .Nursery for small children will be available at both services.
Gift wrapping to benefit local groups
Gift wrap service is available at the New Braunfels Factory Outlet (next to Ribbon Mill,) courtesy of volunteers from the Children's Shelter and St. Paul Lutheran Youth. Gifts can be wrapped for $1.50-55.50 and the proceeds will benefit both the Children's Shelter and St. Paul Lutheran Youth. Open daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 23 and from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 24.
Training for hotline wovfc available
The Comal County Women's Center will conduct training for hotline volunteers every Thurs
day evening it 6:30 p.m. The center staff* a 24-h
•hour crisis hotline for battered or abused women and victims of sexual assault.Call Becky Sofia a 620-7520 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays.
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Officials say they’re doing the best they can to track Jack Davis
By JENNIFER ROM PEL Staff Writer
Herafd-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH New Braunfels emergency personnel give emergency medical ald to Alvin Guerrero, Juan Florae and Joee Lula Garcia at the acana of an accident which took place yeeterday at the IOO block of N. Hickory. All three were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where they were treated and relee sad.
Three taken to hospital after two-car collision
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Three Comal County residents were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital Monday after a two-car accident that occurred Monday afternoon at the intersection of West San Antonio Street and North Hickory Street.
" AWn Guerrero of Cibolo, Juan Flores of Cibolo and Jose Luis Garcia of New Braunfels were all taken to McKenna by New Braunfels EMS ambulance. All three were treated and released Monday.
According to reports, the accident involved a 1993 green Toyota Tercel driven by Jimmy Russel Johnson, 36, of New Braunfels, and a
1992 red Ford Aerostar minivan driven by Guerrero, 29. The accident occurred at 1:37 p.m.
Reports show Johnson was driving south on the IOO block of North Hickory and had stopped at the stop sign. Guerrero was traveling east on the 1200 Mock of San Antonio.
Reports show Johnson stated he stopped at the intersection, looked both ways and proceeded into the intersection when he collided with Guerrero’s vehicle.
According to reports, Guerrero’s vehicle rolled over on its right side and slid into the I IOO block of West San Antonio.
Johnson was not injured in the accident.
Fundraising for New Braunfels Sesquicentennial to begin Jan. 3
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Members of the Sesquicentennial Commission met last night to continue discussions on raising money for the event and to discuss the possibility of purchasing a bronze plaque to commemorate the event.
Finance chairman Dennis Heitkamp told the committee he is estimating that approximately SHO,OOO will need to be collected for the event.
Fundraising for the event will officially kick off Jan. 3. Memberships will be available through June. Other donations can be made throughout the year._
Membership donates include Ansiedler (settler) for $150. This membeiship includes a listing in the program, a certificate and a souvenir name badge. The second membership, GHinder Verein, (Founders Club) can be purchased for $300. This will include the same benefits as the Ansiedler membership, plus a listing on a commemorative plaque, hee admission to all Sesquicentennial events and a VIP name badge.
The Historical Committee, chaired by Bobbie Purdum, will begin selling quilt squares next month to help raise fonds. Interested persons will be able to purchase a square and will also be responsible for making it. The square
will then be attached to the rest of the quilt. Packets will be available at the Mission Valley Textile Store.
The Sesquicentennial will begin in April 1995. Events during the year-long celebration will cover all areas of New Braunfels history.
Some of the events that are currently being discussed include an historic trail ride, a time capsule, religious services, an Easter egg hunt, parade, fireworks, taste of the town, concerts and a barbecue lunch.
Events are being planned not only to celebrate the German heritage of New Braunfels, but also the Mexican/American heritage and African/American heritage.
Officials from the Comal County Probation Office said they are doing the best they can to keep track of capital murder suspect Jack Warren Davis.
Davis, who was released on bond two weeks ago, was ordered to leave the state as a condition of his pre-trial * release. He is currently living in Mississippi with his family: however officials from the Mississippi Department of Corrections said they do not have the authority to monitor Davis’ activities.
Davis is accused of murdering local school teacher Kathie Balonis in her New Braunfels Oaks Apartments in 1989. Balonis was a resident of the apartments and Davis was the maintenance man. Davis was convicted in 1990 but his conviction was overturned by the state Court of Appeals.
The decision to lower Davis’ bond was made by District Court Judge Charles Ramsay on Dec. 6. At that time, Ramsay set several conditions for Davis’ pre-trial release. In addition to the requirement that Davis leave the state, the judge also set the following conditions: Davis must commit no crime against the laws of the state, he must report to his Comal County supervisor twice per week beginning Dec. IO or as directed by the supervising officer, he must submit to a urine analysis and/or breath analysis and he cannot consume narcotics, controlled substances or any alcoholic beverages.
Davis’ pre-trial supervisor Jack Williamson of the Comal County Probation Department said he has contacted Davis several times since his release. He said he is in contact with Davis by either phone or letter at least twice per week.
“We are doing what we can. We stay in touch by phones and by mail,” he said.
Williarfison said he* is still hoping Mississippi officials will decide to supervise Davis. “I am disappointed that they may not supervise him,” he said.
In order to monitor Davis’ whereabouts, Williamson said probation officials can check the post mark on letters, make phone calls to Davis’ home and rend certified mail that must be personally received by Davis.
He also said it is difficult to monitor any person daily whether they are in this county or not.
“The thing that is different in this case is that we don’t have face-to-face contact. If he were here we wouldn’t speak to him as often. We are currently in touch with him twice each week,” he said
"If Mississippi continues with its stand, we will not be able to establish face to face contact with him,” he said.
Williamson said his department has no control over whether or not Davis returns for trial.
"He was released on bond Unless he is arrested for violation of the conditions, his return is up to him and his attorney,” said Williamson.
Officials from the Mississippi Department of Correction said the probation department in Mississippi has no statutory authority to supervise Davis because he is not on probation or parole.
Three longtime civic leaders recognized as Hall of Honor recipients at Monday ceremony
By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher
Three longtime civic leaders were recognized as recipients of the Hall of Honor Award presented by the Greater
N6w firwinfrlf Chamber OfCOBMMTOI Monday.
The three, Hortenala Hernandez, Raymond A. Metzke and Charles E. Berger, M D., will formally receive their awards al the Chamber's annual banquet In January.
Mike Dieter, chairman of the board of tnt vtuuDNT| it 10 leoen to csca of the three during the Chamber's monthly board meeting.
Mrs. Hernandez and her husband, Pte, were recipients of the Chamber's Besserung Award in 1986. Since that time, Dietert told Mrs. Hernandez Monday, ‘You have continued to serve this community and therefore you have
been chosen to join other outstanding Hall of Honor."
citizens in the
Continuing, Dietert said, "As a native of New Braunfels, you have been a leader in youth activities, your church, civic dubs, veterans associations, dtizenship activities and various other civic endeavors. We are aware that you served for many years on tire Reflections Committee of tits Sophienburg Museum and during 1986 served as chair of the Texas Setqui-
centennial Oonunit^oc thtt piooiotecl the pmsmdon of the Mexican American heritage In this community. As a good citizen you have been in active worirer In your voting precinct and for three decades have helped over IOO Individuals beoome U.S. dtizens.” Addressing Metzke, Dietert said, "When you first earns to New Braunfels la 1939 as dlatriot manager of United Gas Corp., you immediately began involving yourself in the dvic affeir* of New Braunfels ... Everyone should know that one of your early efforts
wu u a member of a seven person committee to study and execute a strategy that resulted in the passage of a bond iiEie, on its third stamp!, to build the current New Braunfels High School. You did this u 1 member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commem."
Dietert went on to recognize Met-zke's Involvement with the New Braunfels Rotary Club, the lions Club, Fds* Home the Children's
Museum, Hospice, Woman's Advocacy Building Fund, the Hummel Museum, of which he la a founderv member, the Heritage Society, Conservation Society, Genealogy Society and the Sophienburg Museum and Archives.
Dr. Bogart leadership, Distaff said, “bu had a tremendous impact upon the growth and development of this community."
An active member of the Comal
Homki-Zmtung photo by DAVID SULLENS Mike Dietert, chairman of the board of tho chamber, presents Hortenala Hernandez, Raymond A. Metzke end Cherte# ft. Berger, ELD. with Hon of Honor awards.
County Medical Society, he bu served ss its prodders and ai its representative to the Texu Medical Association for more than a decade.
Dr. Berger bu been active in the New Braunfels Rotary Club for more thin 30 year*, Dietert said. He is alife member of the Sophienbuig Museum Association, a chatter member of the Heritage Society, and a charter member of the Hummel Museum. He is active with tbs New Braunfels Conservation
Society, the Children's Museum, Wuntfeet Anociation and he has been county chairman of his political party for more than 15 years.
He has chaired tbs Texas Legislative Conference for two year* is a put Chamber chairman and is a member af the Chamber's Blue Cotta
In athar action, the Chamber's directors Monday named O.A. "Skip” Stratemann a trades for tbs Bnunfoti Foundation Trad.For news, subscription or advertising information, call 625-9144