New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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14 Pages in one section ■ Thursday, Feb. 10,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of CAROL JACKSON
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lirthday wishes from tho Horald-Zoitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following >irthday wishes to; Carol Jackson 50 years old), Debbie Shea,
Ijoremo Herrera, Randy Leos, Dors Herrera (belated), Arthur i Garblers, Jr., Frances Harmon, Marla Torres. Happy Anniversary to Red A Darlene Acker,
7rank A Lucille Eckart, Howard A Irene Brandenburg (42 years!)
Railroad crossings reconstruction sot
Union Pacific Railroad Co. will re working on the croatings at Jahn, Elm, Canell and Conal Streets today through Monday,
Feb. 14 from 6 a.m. until I p.m.
Citizens are advised to plan alternate routes ahead of time to avoid any undue delays because of this work.
ORT to moot Saturday at Fork* Store
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter, will meet on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 12 p.m. at the Forke Store.
A salad luncheon will proceed the meeting. Those attending — should being a salad and the recipe for the salad. The guest speaker will be Dr. George Burke, who lives folk music and has played guitar since he was ll years old. His semi-professional singing career began with performing at Steak and Ale Restaurants in Dallas and the Guadalupe Smoked Meat Co., in G rue ne. Jonathon Burke will accompany his father and will read the Travis letter.
Call Delitha Guenzel, hostess chairman, to make reservations.
Valentino balloon fundraiser scheduled
Emergency Children's Shelter volunteers began cutting and curling ribbon last week in preparation for their annual Valentine fundraising project. Materials will be gathered and assembled during the upcoming days for delivery on Feb. 14.
According to project chairman Susan Heidrich, this very successful method of raising funds for the shelter has been conducted for the past five years and is one of three major fundraising activities.
Balloon baskets are SIO and may be ordered by calling the Shelter at 629-0523 for New Braunfels deliveries or by calling 379-3248 or 379-1282 for Seguin deliveries.
Orders must be prepaid.
Individuals interested in volunteering may call Ida at 629-0659 or 379-1282 in Seguin.
(Tin New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its nadirs to submit turns to Stammtixh. According to tho Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community,
"Stammtisch " represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
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Texans9 buys 21
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Both local stores expected to remain open, officials say:
From staff reports
Texans’ Supermarkets announced Wednes- • day that a letter of intent has been entered into with Handy Andy Inc. to acquire its 21 storied; in Texas.
Handy Andy Inc. owns 21 stores in the South. Texas area. One of the stores is located in New Braunfels. Eighteen are located in San Antonia’' One store is located in Alice and one in Corpus Christi. ;
Texans’ currently operates one store in New'; Braunfels and one in San Marcos, as well as 13 ; stores in the greater San Antonio market.
Subject to satisfactory due diligence and appropriate approvals the acquisition is expected to dose at the end of March 1994 and will result in the integration of the Texans’ and Handy Andy stores into t single division. ‘
Texans’ Supermarkets is t division pf Megafoods Stores Inc. which is based in Mesa, Arizona.
‘The combination ofthe operations will result in significant savings of operating expenses as well as additional buying power. Fleming Companies Inc., the current distributor, will continue to supply both chains. Handy Andy’s stores only overlap Texans' st one location pgi both are expected to remain open. There will be no store level staff reductions,” Mid Dem Miller, chairman and chief executive officer.
Officials said Anther information will bt released later regarding 1993 same Pore nlea and management discussion.
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Local pilots have new opportunity for training with Air America
By JENNIFER ROM PEL
Pilots in the area have a new opportunity for training thanks to Air America's decision to offer multi-engine instruction classes.
The accelerated classes began in January and are held at the company’s hangar at New Braunfels Municipal Airport. Each course lasts for two to three days. Training is offered for licenses for multi-engine airline transport, multi-engine instrument, multi-engine instructor and multi-engine private.
Air America began giving classes on Jan. 28. Classes provide training for private to airline transport pilots, according to Gerald Carrillo, director of flight operations.
“Our primary concern is with accelerated advanced multi-engine training,” he said.
Pilots attending the course come from all over the state. Many of the students attending the course arc military pilots who are trying to meet their air transport pilot certificate which is required by major airlines, said Carrillo.
"The ATP is higher than commercial license. It's like having a master’s degree in aviation," he explained.
Carrillo said that out of IOO people usually only three or four will get their ATP.
Carrillo explained that each peison completing the course is required to take a "check" ride before obtaining his or her certificate.
During the courses, ground school is held on Friday and flights are conducted on Saturday.
Pilots can plan on taking three flights during the
"At 6 a m. we start to fly. We fly until each person is proficient enough for a check ride,” said
Carrillo said the Air America is the only company in approximately a 200-mile radius that conducts this type of training.
"We also stand out from other companies because of the type of aircraft we use. We us the most complex light twin — a Cessna 310.
Air America currently has two Cessnas and is considering purchasing more if the classes continue to expand.
The company is currently planning to build a new hangar at the airport. The Airport Advisory Board recently approved the company’s propos
al to build the hangar.
"We will be expanding our training facility to accommodate more students,” said Carrillo.
"We have gotten inquiries and the intern* has been quite heavy,” he said.
Air America is hoping to have the new hangar built in 90 days. Carrillo said the company chott New Braunfels because of the location.
“The location is prime. It is a beautiful airport . It is located next to a major airport. The demographics are in our favor,” he sud.
President of Air America is Van John Ripp-stein. Director and legal counsel is Cynthia Morgan. The company is a division of Unlimited Air Services Inc.
Two killed in air ambulance crash near SA airport today
From wire reports
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An air ambulance crashed into a grove of trees near the San Antonio International Airport today, killing two people and critically injuring another, authorities said.
The Cessna 421 belonged to Critical Air Medicine of San Diego, Calif., and was based in Eagle Pass, Texas, according to company spokesman Gary Feldman.
The plane, which was carrying only company staff, was headed back to its base when it crashed about 7:30 a m. in freezing rain, Feld
Authorities said that just after takeoff, the pilot radioed that he was having problems and needed to return to the airport. The plane then crashed in a grove of oak trees in an industrial area of north San Antonio.
"It was out of control," said witness Royce Beaver. "The wings were waving up and down. I knew he was in trouble ”
The survivor was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center.
The identities of those aboard were not immediately released.
Jack W. Davis files $10 million lawsuit
From staff reports
Murder suspect Jack Warren Davis filed a SIO million lawsuit this week against Bexar County and Fred Zain, former aerologist for the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The federal lawsuit also names Bexar County Medical Examiner Vicent DiMaio as a defendant. The suit was filed in federal court on Tuesday.
The lawsuit alleges that Zain "knowingly made material, false representations in his investigation and testing, in his preparation for and testimony at trial and in the written report he prepared from the notes and information deliv
ered to him by tire person who actually conducted the testing.”
The suit was filed by both Davis, and his wife Patsy Bates Davis. Davis is currently living in Gulfport, Miss, with his parents and his wife.
Davis is accused of killing Kathie Balonis at her New Braunfels Oaks Apartments on Nov. 17, 1989. He was convicted of that murder in 1990; however, the conviction was overturned A hearing was held last fall concerning a writ of habeas corpus filed by Davis’ attorney Stanley Schneider. During the hearing, Schneider introduced evidence alleging that testimony by Zain was false.
Not your kitty’s ball
HonkfZohung photo by JOHN HUSETH
This It nothing you would want your cat to play arith. In fact, trite bad of batad wire Just happens to ba tbs largest single bali of barbed wire In th# world and Is destined tor th# Ripley's Believe It or Natl Museum In Florida trite week. The 5,50(H>ound be* la on He way from Tucson, Arizona to WL Augustine where It will be placed on permanent display. Lloyd Holden (left) la the truok driver trail* porting th# huge bell to Florida. Holden stopped In Maw Breunfete thla weak to apand tee night Tho bell Is elght-feet In diameter and consists of 16-miiee of barbed wire, at the center of which la a stiver dollar. The ball was put together by Lyle Lynch, a tour guide with the Nation* Park Sendee. The bdl took 10 years to collect and construct The ball was purchased by Rusted Peterson of Chandlar, Arizona.
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