New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 5, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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lay Afternoon, February 5,1993
Serving Comal CountyfHoma of Katherine Gay
Vol. 141, No. 56 — Dally 50 cents, Sunday 75 centsate-breaking newslahn named manager of T Bar M
Sue Hahn, general manager of the Holiday rn in New Braunfels, has been named general tanager of The T Bar M Tennis Villas and onference Center.
Hahn will replace current general manager ee Erwin who has served T Bar M jn a tem-orary capacity for one year while the search nr a permenant manager was conducted.
I came here last January on an interim asia while they looked for a new manager,”
Erwin has been with the company for 13 Hahn ears and will be returning to the corporate ofices in Dallas when [abn takes over as manager Feb. 15.
Police: Rape suspect identified
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeltung
The suspect in the January rape of a New Braunfels woman has been identified by the victim and an arrest warrant in the case is being sought, police officials said Thursday.
The rape, which occurred Jan. 27 in a medical office on the east side of the city, was reported to law enforcement officials earlier this week.
Detectives Mike Osborne and Basel Boatright of the New Braunfels Police Department said the suspect is a repeat offender
and has been spotted out of state.
“He has been positively identified by the victim,” Osborne said. “He has also been identified in Missouri... on Feb. 3.” Although his presence in Missouri has not been confirmed, Osborne said the vehicle the suspect allegedly stole from San Antonio was reported seen there, and the suspects method of operation has been linked to a recent rape and robbery in Missouri.
Osborne said the man has a history of criminal activity, most of which occurred in the Oklahoma City area.
“He’s wanted on charges ranging anywhere
from robbery, aggravated kidnapping and kidnapping all the way from Tulsa, Okla. to Irving, to Arlington,” Osborne said.
Currently, Osborne is in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant for the suspect ”1 should have a warrant within the next couple of days,” Osborne said, Taut once I do get it, ifs basically *put your warrant in the computer and take a number.1”
Even if the suspect is apprehended, Osborne said the chances that he would be returned to New Braunfels are unlikely, because he is wanted by authorities in several other cities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
ROSE MARIE EASH ald-Zettung
Commissioners Court approved (heriff department's plan for nuthouse security in court ac-n Wednesday.
We've only gone out (on inspec-n) on one ocassion,” said Sher-Jack Bremer. “It went off very ill. We did not find any weapons any kind. The people were bremely cooperative. Everyone iderstood the need for it” Recent courthouse violence ought the issue to a head and e sheriff was charged with veloping and managing a aacu-y plan to insure the safety of rsonnel and citizens in the cour-ou se complex.
The plan is based on unan-tunced spot inspections with etal detectors.
During the spot inspections, all it one entrance to the buildings ill be closed and metal detectors ill be used to scan each person tiering the buildings.
Special arrangements have ten made for the handicapped. Basically, the procedure will be i non-intrusive as possible with inimal detention. Those enter-tg the buildings during the spections will be searched for capons via metal detectors. Permanent notices will be laced at major entrances to I vise the public that firearms •e not allowed on the premises id that they may be subject to a capons search.
In other business, the commis-oners:
• Urged the county attorney to Ie condemnation action on the ie remaining parcel of property squired for the Specht Crossing ridge Project County Attorney athan Rheinlander assured the >urt that the filing probably ould be done by noon that day.
• Adopted corrections to the reposed WORD legislation as sited in their Jan. 21 meeting.
• Authorised bids for a flber-lass boat for the sheriffs depart-lent to use on Canyon Like. tads were available from the ale of a seised boat which was cerned too big for the purposes squired. The boat was ibid for 18,500.
City leaders discuss March lottery drawing
New Braunfels and Geronimo firefighters fight a house fire one mile south of Clear Springs on Highway 46 early Friday morning. Units from New Barunfels. including one engine, one tanker and an EMS unit responded at 1:43 a.m. and arrived on the scene to find the house completely engulfed in flames. The house was almost completely destroyed. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire is not yet known. (Photo by John Huseth.)
By MANUEL ALVEAR Hsrald-Zsltung
A Texas Lottery official met today with city representatives to' discuss holding a drawing in New Braunfels on March ll.
Jim Scheele Jr., Convention and Visitors Bureau director, said Laura Wilson, representative from the State Comptroller’s Office, will be coming to the city to meet with city officials and representatives of area business, including bank, hotel and media officials.
They approached us, and any time we can showcase the city, we’re happy to,” Scheele said. “We’re happy to have the opportunity to sell New Braunfels.”
Scheele said the meeting would be to discuss details about the
drawing including recommendations for a site and a theme for the drawing.
The meeting will give the representatives an opportunity to provide input into the presentation of New Braunfels during the drawing, he said.
Those attending the meeting will also discuss events which will take place before, during and after the drawing.
According to Scheele, the drawing will be held either in the New Braunfels or Gruene historical district.
After the meeting, representatives will tour potential drawing sites, including The Faust Hotel, Wurstfest Grounds, Gruene Mansion Inn. Gruene Hall and Grist Mill, and Clear Springs Restaurant
Man indicted in October murder, injury of child
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeltung
The Comal County Grand Jury Wednesday indicted Wilson Ray Mims for murder and ir\jury to a child.
According to grand jury records, on or about October 30, 1992, Mims allegedly beat to death 20-month-old Jessica Scott
Mims is being held in the Comal County Jail, and his bond has been set at $100,000.
Also indicted were:
• Abel Salazar, Driving while intoxicated, repeat offense, bond amount $500.
• Roger Dee Yarbrough, DWI,
repeat offense, bond amount $500.
• Victorian© Gonzalez, aggravated possession of a controlled substance, bond amount $50,000.
• Daniel Campos Sanchez, possession of a controlled substance enhancement, bond amount $50,000.
• Fabian David Bolger, burglary of a vehicle enhancement, bond amount $10,000.
• Mike Hutcherson, burglary of a vehicle, bond amount $10,000.
• Renee Rodriguez, burglary of a building, bond amount $2,000.
• Arthur Louis Butler, burglary of a building, bond amount $2,000.
Community reaches out to family after death of mother
By MANUEL ALVEAR
New Braunfels residents and businesses continued gathering their reeources to help a local family cars for ll children left alone after a the death of their mother in a weekend higway accident.
Rosita Maria Hernandos, 38, of New Braunfels died Sunday morning in an accident on Interstate IO in Seguin.
Since the accident, ll of Ms. Hernandez’s twelve children, ranging from IO
months to 16 years, have been staying with her mother, Mary Urrutia of New Braunfels. Her oldest son, Michael is staying with other relatives.
According to Ms. Hernandez’s brother, Francisco Hernandez, one of the biggest problems is finding space for everyone in his mother's three-bedroom, one-bathroom home.
“We have to give up some things. With a lot of kids, we need to make room,” he said, “lls kind of like squeezing them in.”
Hernandez said that since the accident,
groups have come forward with donations of food and clothing to help cars for the
The children staying with Mrs. Urrutia are Annette, IO months; Jessica, 2; Elisabeth, 3; Andrea, 12; Falemito, 5; Joey, 6; Anthony, 9; Carlos, ll; Juan Miguel, 14; Victor, 15; and Stave, 16.
Hernandez, who is moving to Now Braunfels to help care for the children, is moving into the house with his wife and two children.
With 13 children in the house, he said he
hopes to build additional rooms, including a new bathroom.
According to Irma Peres, attendance bason for the New Braunfels Independent School District, local businesses have been offering to donate furniture and other materials to help with the transition.
She said that building materials were still needed to help prepare the house for the new extended family.
She also said that a special fond to help
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Kyle Hand, Jeffery Orth, Bill Reese, Dorothy Vollbrecht, Joy Scheel, Katherine Gay, Tina M. Gonzales. Saturday Birthday greetings go to Emily Villanueva. Belated Birthday greetings go to Ken Kuehler.Watson Lana eloalng
Comal County Road Department will be reconstructing two drainage structures along Watson Lane East This project is
scheduled to begin Feb. 8 and be completed in approximately four weeks. During the construction of these drainage structures Watson Lane will be intermittently closed. Traffic will be detoured to Kolenburg Lane and York Creek Road. For more information call 625-5719.
Damocrat matting Canyon Lake Democrat by-monthly meeting begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Starks Cafe. For more information, call (210) 899-7742.Laagua of Woman Vottra
All citizens, 18 years of age or older, are invited to attend the organizational meeting of the League of Women Voters for the Comal County area Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. at Victoria Rank and Trust, 1000 N. Walnut The league is a non-partisan political organisation which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Evebm Bonavite, president of the Texas League of Women Vot
ers, will offer help in organisation and direction. For more information call Darlene Hicks at 629-5167.By-law changes
The New Braunfels Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2999 will have the second reading of the new by-laws changes on Feb. 16. Some of the by-laws changes effect the dues, secretary office, ritual team and delegate expenses. Members’ input into these changes is needed. They effect all members.For Home Delivery in New Braunfels and Comal County — Call 625-9144