New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 7, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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WEATHER. SAStammtischBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung send! Birthday wishes to Ruth Alford, Sherif Lindsey, Earl Thomas, Michael Mullins and Gene Neeley. Monday Birthday wishes go to Darryl Schmidt, Barbie Hughes, Carl Marion, Mario Perez and Joel Rodriques. Belated Birthday wishes go to Doug Pils and David Porterie Sr. Anniversary wishes go to Russell and Gayle Offerman.Watson Lane closing
Comal County Road Department will be reconstructing two drainage structures along Watson Lane East. Tikis project is scheduled to begin Feb. 8 and be com
pleted in approximately four weeks. During the construction of these drainage structures Watson Lane will be intermittently dosed. Traffic will be detoured to Edenburg Lane and York Creek Road. For more information call 626-5719.Illumination project
New Braunfels Rotary Club will hold a dedication ceremony for their Main Plaza Landscape Illumination project at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. IO. City officials, club offidals and members of the New Braunfels High Band will be on hand to celebrate the lighting of the tree canopies, gazebo and fountain.
The public is invited to attend. at 625-3426.
Call Penelope ChurchSwssthsait Ball
. Monday, Feb. 8, is the last day to buy tickets to the New Braunfels Newcomers Club’s Sweetheart Ball at the Senior Citizen Center Thursday, Feb. ll. Included will be a dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the center or China N Things. This is a fond raiser for the Newcomers Club.
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LWV to start new chapter
By ROSE MARE EASH I lore kl Teltiwip
Comal County will soon have its own diopter of the League of Women Voters.
The first meeting will be held 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Victoria Bank and Trust, Herb Schneider Room, 1000 N. Walnut Ave. in New Braunfels.
Residents interested may call Darlene Hides at 629-5167 for more information.
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that works to encourage informed and active participation of citizens in government and works to influence public policy through education and advocacy-
Membership is open to all dozens 18 or older. The first meeting locally will be an organizational one.
The direction, the items studied and the actions taken by local chapters and decided at that grassroots level,* said Evalyn Bonavita, president of the Texas League of Women Voters. They were motivated by the election. They wanted access to non-partisan information on candidates and knew they could get that through the league.”
Bonavita will be the guest speaker at the New Braunsfel first meeting.
The group has over 100,000 members nationwide.
In Texas, the League of Women Voters is concentrating its efforts on election laws that facilitate ritisen partiripation, voter convenience and equitable competition among candidates.
Specifically, the League supports:
•Uniform election dates
•Consolidation of polling places
•Reduction of time between primaries and elections
The League is also supporting laws that eliminate excessive or inappropriate spending in political campaigns.
For example, this includes a limit on the amount a candidate can accept from individuals or a Political Action Committee. It •aa LEAGUE, 2A
Exhibitors show Home and Garden wares
By GARY P. CARROLL Staff Writer
The 1993 New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Home and Garden Showcase kicked off Saturday with more than 30 exhibitors showing their wares at the Civic Center.
Exhibitors from around the region, including Marion, Schertz, Wimberley, Seguin, San Antonio and New Braunfels, showed their products and services designed to enhance living space.
Bonnie Tetrault, the Chamber's vice president of special projects,
said unlike the trade show the Chamber sponsors in the fall for commercial buyers, the home and garden show was designed to appeal to consumers.
“AD of the exhibitors are focused toward people who are interested in their homes or their apartments,” Tetrault said.
After strolling through the civic center, it wasn’t hard to see that most exhibitors were interested in providing potential customers with ways to reduce wasting energy, resources and money.
Stone Williams of Guada-Coma Mechanical was exhibiting mon
ey-saving appliances designed to provide residents with efficient service.
Williams said an old air conditioning unit can not only be unreliable, but it can cost consumers a lot of money as well.
And lately, he has seen more and more people with working systems switching to a more costefficient system.
“We can take an old system out and put in a high-efficiency system and the customer can recoup the cost of installation in less than five years,” Williams said.
Bill Bigpdike, district manag-
Rape suspect hospitalized after crash
By CURY P. CARROLL mriHhztnung
The suspect in the sexual assault of a New Btfeunfels woman was in serious condition Saturday in a Dallas hospital after a failed bank robbery and high-speed chase that left one man dead and one other man injured.
Curtis Wayne Brooks, 44 of Arlington, was captured Friday after robbing a bank in Dallas and being chased by a Dallas police helicopter, according to Sydney Gomez, public information officer of the Irving Police Department
Brooks, who was out of jail on parole after serving 20 years of a three life-term sentence, was being sought by New Braunfels law enforcement officials in connection with a Jan. 27 sexual assault
While trying to merge into the eastbound lane of State Highway 114, Brooks failed to yield and was involved in accident which left one man dead, another injured and Brooks in critical condition.
Gomez said Brooks sideswiped a Mazda while entering Highway 114 Bast in a ear he had stolen from San Antonio two weeks ago. Brooks, who was being pursued by Dallas police, then crossed the median into westbound traffic and struck a Ford Probe head-on and was struck again by a Camaro.
The driver of the Mazda was airlifted to Parkland Memorial
Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at noon. Brooks also was transported to Parkland, where he was listed in serious condition at ll p.m. Saturday.
The FBI recovered some money and a weapon, but right now we don’t know how much was recovered,” Gomez said.
In 1970, Curtis Wayne Brooks was sentenced to three life terms in the Texas Department of Corrections to be served concurrently for repeated sexual assaults, and was therefore available for parole after only 20 years incarceration.
This was a very bad boy," Gomez said.
Detective Mike Osborne of the New Braunfels Police Department said that although the suspect is in custody, bis work is not over.
The paper work is on-going," Osborne said. “Well continue on and file everything and get it stacked on top of everyone else’s.”
Osborne reiterated the fact that he doubted Brooks will ever return to New Braunfels. According to Osborne, Brooks’ status as a parolee could facilitate a quick return trip to the penitentiary.
Theoretically* he’d never have to go to trial.” Osborne said.
Brooks* parole could be revoked forever, which would prevent any chance of him ever bring released.
Osborne was wanted in connection with crimes such as car theft, robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping in states including Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas.
Stratemann announces her intent for city council seat
er for John Watson Landscape Illumination, was also on hand to explain the importance of proper exterior lighting.
“A lot of people just hand up lights wherever and they waste light," Biggadike said. “Our goal is to create an effect and bring out the beauty of landscaping without wasting any light.”
Biggadike said he accomplishes this by the type of lamps he uses, illumination levels, color and design.
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Chere Stratemann of New Braunfels has announced here intention to file for one of the at-large city council seats in the upcoming May election.
“After countless hours of study, I feel that I have a special understanding of how our city government functions,” Stratemann, director of the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, said. “If elected, I will work to represent the people fairly, with respect to all interests and opinions.” Among the issues she wishes to address are city services, water, budget and taxation and economic stability.
“My goals will be to seek those things that unite us, to stick to the issues and to restore dignity to city council,” Stratemann said.
The New Braunfels’ native and her husband, O.A. Stratemann Jr., have two grown sons and a daughter, who attends New Braunfels Middle School.
She is a former CISD teacher who left public education to raise a family and work in the family business.
She has served as past president of the New Braunfels Republican Womens Club and Heritage Society.
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