New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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18 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, Feb. 8,1995
Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of DARRYL W. SCHMIDT
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Letters to the editor......................5A
Arts & Entertainment....................6A
Sports Day............................8A, 9A
Salute to Boy Scouts 4B
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Birthday wishes from tho Horald-Zoitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Mario Perez, James Tarlton, Lillian Jacoby, Darryl W. Schmidt, Andrew Aguirre, John McLellen.
Happy Anniversary to Ruben & Gina Gomez.
Horald-Zoitung seeks Citizen of the Year nominations
The Herald-Zeitung is currently accepting nominations for the annual Citizen of the Year award and also the Unsung Heroes awards.
Deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday. Feb. 15. Nominations can he mailed or brought by the Herald-Zeitung office, located at 707 Landa St.
Citizen of the Year is awarded to the person in our community who has contributed significantly to the betterment of the community and members of the community dunng the past year. Unsung Heroes are members of the community who regularly do things to help others, but do not normally receive much credit for it.
For more information, contact managing editor Mark Lyon at 625-9144
Festival of tho Armed Forces set at RAFB
Performances by the Thunder-hirds. the U.S Air Force aerial demonstration team, and the Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's parachute team, will highlight the 1995 Festival of the Armed Forces at Randolph Air Force Base May 13. The gates will open at 9 arn and close at 5 p m
The theme for this year’s festival is "Remembering the Past... Defending the Future." The festival will feature demonstrations, flybys, static display aircraft, entertainment, games and food.
NB Music Study Club sponsors concert
The New Braunfels Music Study Club will sponsor the New Braunfels Community Band in a "Parade of American Music" concert on Thursday, Feb. 9.
The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at Stele Parish House. The public is invited.
AARP tax help continues
AARP tax aid continues through Apnl 15 at the Dittlinger Memorial Library each Tuesday from noon to 3:30 p.m., Thursday from IO a m. to I p.m., and Saturday from IO am. to I pm
AARP assistance can also be obtained at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Monday from 8 a m. to noon, Wednesday from I p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a m. to I p m
AARP assistance can also be obtained at the Canyon Lake Action Center in Sadler on Wednesdays from I p m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a m. to noon.
All who are interested are asked to bring returns from 1993 and 1994
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Quick thinking, CPR help save student
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Knowing cardiopulmonary resuscitation is not enough. One must use it when called, and sometimes in situations not expected.
Last Friday at Smithson Valley High, a student suffered a heart attack at the campus.
“About the worst thing you can hear is, ‘We’ve got a kid down upstairs.” said Assistant Principal Chad Hall.
For Hall, the news especially sent shock waves. Less than two years ago. a student died after his pacemaker stopped working. Despite efforts to save him. he died near Hall’s office.
Team effort to save Smithson Valley High School student from heart attack pays off
This time, the results were different.
Jason Miller, a sophomore, said he felt tired and then collapsed outside a classroom, according to Hall. Although the student had heart problems, he was not exerting any strcnous activity at the time.
School personnel began to administer CPR immediately. School nurse Sharon Wnght. teacher Cricket Ingraham and Sheriff s Deputy Sandy Morales and others worked as a team in the effort
to revive the student.
They worked “what seemed like an hour," said Hall. Actually, it was only about eight to ten minutes before the ambulance arrived and transported the student to the hospital.
“You have to administer the CPR until they (paramedics) take over," said Wright.
Wright also had flashbacks to the other student, whom she tried to help revive the previous time
After that incident, many more teachers at Smithson Valley took CPR.
When someone has to act quickly, remebering every exact procedure is not as important as doing what one can. Wright said the student lost his pulse almost immediately.
“It’s important to do the compressions and methods, not necessarily worn about the counts," she said, adding that teamwork is also a key. “...It is very exhausting.”
In this case, the teamwork paid off.
Miller was listed in fair condition at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Antonio Tuesday.
HfBld-Z9ttung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Farewell to a friend
(Left photo) More than 75 law enforcement vehicles joined the procession that led Dennis Allen to the Guadalupe Valley Cemetery yesterday. Allen, a resident of New Braunfels, was chief of police at Southwest Texas State University. He suffered a heart attack while giving a lecture to a class at SWTSU Friday. Law enforcement officers from all over the state attended the funeral. (Top photo) A member of the Hays County Sheriffs Department salutes during a 21-gun salute at the funeral.
Services for ‘irreplaceable’ Nan Dillen set for tomorrow
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Nan Dillen, one of New Braunfels' foremost benefactors, passed away Tuesday, February 7. She is irreplaceable in the community, said Chere Stratemann of the Museum of Handmade Furniture. “She loved the things that made New Braunfels what it is today," she said.
Services will be held tomorrow at Zocller Funeral Home at I p.m.
Dillen and her husband Bill together won the 1982 Chamber of Commerce Bcssening Award for their lifetime of commitment to the preservation of New Braunfels’ hcntage.
See Obituary, Page 3A
The Dillcns spent a lifetime collecting fine, hand-crafted, Texas handmade furniture, said then Chamber President Mitch Sacco. "They have purchased this collection from their own resources and placed them in a historic home they lovingly restored," said Sacco.
Dillen was modest and unassuming, said Stratemann. “When people came into the museum she didn’t want to tell them that it had been her home," she said.
Nan and Bill Dillen also donated time and talent to the Sophicnburg Museum, said Sacco. ’Donations of their priceless items are now
part of Sophicnburg historical collection," he said.
The Dillcns bought the Comal Hotel, restored it, and reopened it as the Prince Solms Inn, said Sacco. "The Dillens played a vital role in every Hentage Exhibit since its inception," he said.
Nan Dillen gave a quilt to the Museum of Handmade Furniture last October which she had worked on for many years "We can be thankful for their leadership in the community, but we could never replace her in our community," said Stratemann. “The least we can do is continue their legacy in preserving the hentage of the community.'
Award for their lifetime of commitment to the talent to the Sophicnburg Museum, said Sacco, continue their legacy in preserving the hcnti
preservation of New Braunfels’ hentage. "Donations of their pncelcss items are now of the community."
Owe money for a traffic ticket? Better get it paid soon
From staff reports Department and other local law enforcement when officer! begin serving warrants for art)
' agencies one day next week in a sweep of pco- at homes and places of work
Staff members of the city of New Braun- pie owing anything from traffic fines to fines for Officers said that those who owe fines n
Staff members of the city of New Braun fels Municipal Court and the New Braunfels Police Department are ofTernng fair warning to anyone who owes fines to the city of New Braunfels.
Officials with the municipal court say they will join officers from the New Braunfels Police
Department and other local law enforcement agencies one day next week in a sweep of people owing anything from traffic fines to fines for felony offenses from within the last year.
Officials would not specify, however, which day the sweep would take place.
Officials asked the Herald-Zeitung to offer warning to those who might owe fines in hopes of preventing any embarrassment next week
Hampton Inn coming to city soon
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
A Hampton Inn will be coming to New Braunfels, giving the city economy a significant shot in the ami. The motel will open some time in early 1996. said Nail Patel, owner of the property on which the Hampton Inn will he built Hampton Inn will be located next to Days Inn on IH-35. Patel owns Kith Days Inn and the property which will become the Hampton Inn The new motel will have 60 rooms.
The city gets revenues from hotel motel taxes added to the cost of rooms. A new hotel can potentially raise the total hotel motel tax revenues. “I know our revenues increased when Days Inn moved in." said Sharon Day, city of New Braunfels finance director Jim Scheele. Jr, Convention and Visitors Bureau director, estimates that Days Inn brought in S6().(MK) in hotel motel tax revenues during a year. “That $60,000 figure is a conservalive estimate," he said Hie Iiampton Inn could potentially yield a similar amount Where do the hotel motel tax dollars go ’ Here s how it works
A seven percent hotel motel tax is added to the cost of each room rented in a hotel, motel, bed A: breakfast etc. The taxes are collected by the state, which tunis the money over to the city each quarter, said City Secretary Bonnie Sarko/i The revenue is divided three ways: 74.286 percent goes to the Chamber of Commerce, 11 428 percent goes to the city government, and local cultural and arts organizations get the remaining 14 286 percent.
This money can only K* spent in certain ways. “The city's money is earmarked for the Civic Center," said Sarkozi. The chamber must spend its money to promote tourism, said Scheele "We have to split it up 50-50," said Scheele Half goes to the promotion of tounsm, arts and culture. The other half is used for administrative costs The lion’s share of the promotion budget goes to adv ertising, said Scheele. TK* chamber's total hotel motel revenues in 1994 were $641,200. The 1994 budget for the "promotion" half of the rev enues w as $320,600. A whopping $234,000 of that went to advertising The next biggest expenditure was for brochures and graphics, $45,000. "We probably print 600,000-700,000 brochures," said Scheele Postage for the brochures is the third largest expense, $26,400,
when officers begin serving warrants for arrests at homes and places of work.
Officers said that those who owe fines may pay them now and avoid being approached dunng the warrant raid.
Citizens who arc not sure whether they have outstanding tickets may check by calling the city at 608-2100
Deadline nearing for Babies on Parade section
Deadline for the Herald-Zeitung s annual Babies on Parade section is fast approaching All photos to be included in the section are due at 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13. Name and phone number should be included on the back of photos A panel of unbiased judges will determine the most attractive photo and one boy and girl runner-up will appear in the centerfoldThe Marketplace Classifieds - One-stop shopping five days a week!