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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas 2 6 2 7 E Y A Nil hi. >... 11F; pi pa:ii)- IX /9903-* IN SPO ilBSfUiflfl ew Braunfels boys edge Boerne to stay alive in playoff hunt! • COUNTDOWN! 405 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995 INSIDE Obituaries..................3A Crossword..................3A Opinion...........  4A Letters to the editor...........SA Sports Day...............10,11    A People.....................1B Milestones..................2B Education...................4B Valentine Love Lines.........12B SUNDAY Sltimmtisch Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Ernest Arredondo, Tate Taylor Valentines Day -12 yean!), UUian Weber (Valentines Day), Wilma McLaughlin, Pat A. Hansbauer, Cora Dupery (Valentines Day), Randy Watson (Valentines Day), Sara Beth Hoots (IO yean!), Linda Martinez, Becco Barry, Lu Alien (Saturday), Greg Cerrato, Monica Camareno (Saturday), Bennie Miller (Valentines Day), Emma Shultze (Saturday), Dick M. Crownover, Mike Peevyhouse, Hugh L Talbott, Jim Fossum (Valentina Day), Fran Allard (Saturday), Geraldine Arensdorf (Saturday), Caroline Bees (Saturn day), Pearl Tone (Saturday), Louise Wilson (Saturday), Polly Johnson, UUian Kosarek, Carol MUIer, Dorothy Stern, Charlie Mar DeVassie (Valentines Day), Doris Dreier (Valentines Day), Jama Gravatti (Valentines Day), Rex Kemp (Valentines Day), Rachael Meyer (Valentines Day). Happy Anniversary lo Serfemio Ut Elena Toms (35 years!), Ernest I Martha Arredondo, Gloria A Grog Cavate (40 yours! Saturday), Rosalyn A Joe Usk (40 years!), Luis A Janie Moreno, Alfredo A Pat Rosales (19 years on Valentines Day!) WORD meeting set for Fob. 16 In Battler A regular meeting of the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District will be beld on Feb. 16 at 6:45 p.m. at the Canyon Lake Action Center, 1941 FM 2673 in Settler. Among items to be discussed in a workshop agenda will be river clean up strategies and a review of the revenue and expense budget for 1994. Among hems on the action agenda will be the authorization of a dean up of the upper river, Canyon Lake and the lower river in conjunction with National River Dean Up Week. Also, the authorization to advertise for an additional employee, uthorize a public hearing on glass and styrofoam ordinance, and continuing litigation with Canyon Lake Marina, Cranes Mill Marina and Jane Abbott i Winter Vlaltora mosptlon Thursday Th, Omw New BnuiiftU Otemhar of    and    the Wurstfbst Assedation will sponsor a Winter Visitors Reception on Thundty, Feb. 17 torn 5:30 pan. to 6:30 pm S the New Braunfels avie Center, 380 S. Seguin St. Door prizes will be given sway Muric will bs provided by Oma A theOompahs. Stammtisch (The New Braunfels Hsrald-Zsitung Indue IU readers to submit Item to Stammtisch. According to tho Sophienburg Archives afd members cf tho Gorman community, ML ammtlsch" represents a sitting pines for n jokers cf the community to gather and smro Urn day 's knrvenings. We invite you lo share with ne) Tin- vv ii ii) 111< | immix ‘I s V Valentine's Day Special ▼ Three New Braunfels couples share their stories about the first time they met and how they later became ‘Mr. & Mrs.’ ■ See PEOPLE, Page 1B ■ Pictured, Don (left) and Jan Kennady (right). Crisis Prevention Award given ■ Palace Heights/North Park neighborhood presented crime prevention award from Sen. Phil Gramm. See Page 2A New Braunfels 75 CENTS Herald-Zeitung 40 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday, Feb. 13,1994    Son/inn    Comal    Countv    for    more    than    142    vears    ■    Home    of    UNDA    MARTINEZ Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of UNDA MARTINEZ I Vol. 142, No. 67 Judge declines invitation to debate By MARK LYON Managing Editor Comal County Judge Carter Casteel Friday officially declined an invitation from the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung to a debate with her Republican challenger, Ted Key of Canyon Lake. The debate had been tentatively set for Feb. 16 at the New Braunfels Holiday Inn with an announcement pending both county judge candidate's acceptance of the Herald-Zeitungs invi tation. In a prepared statement to the Herald-Zeitung, Judge Casteel said "Since I announced for reelection in November, I have had the opportunity to debate my opponent in numerous forums. On the evening of Feb. 8, in the middle of the debate, my opponent abruptly left Because of his outburst at the meeting, I will not subject myself, my family, nor the public to any forums not currently scheduled. Forums are scheduled for March 3 and March 5. This means I will have debated my opponent a total of seven times. That is more than adequate." In response to Judge Casteel's decision, Key said "the five forums were in fact ‘Meet the Candidate’ meetings wherein each candidate was afforded foe opportunity to present themselves. In no instance was the format one which would, by most definitions, be called a ‘debate’ of the issues. "In none of these forums were the issues allowed to be developed in any depth, but rather were essentially ‘sound-bite’ statements only touching upon the surfaces of those issues which were brought forth from the audience." Key said Casteel’s mention of an "outburst" was merely "an excuse," adding "my departure from that meeting was by no means abrupt. I departed that meeting quietly and unobtrusively. There was no outburst and, in fact, following my comments there was applause from the audience." Key added that he has a tape of the meeting. Negotiations still in works for airspace By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Negotiations are still under way concerning the possible condemnation of airspace located at foe end of a runway at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport. According to New Braunfels Mayor Rudy Seidel, lawyers on both sides are still discussing the issue. How- JCUfiC, bepaid the city may file a connation suit on Tuesday if no demnat agreement is reached. Seidel explained that even if the city begins the suit, they will still have the option to drop it if negotiations are successful. The airspace in question belongs to the Marvin Wcstmeycr and Way-man Krueger families. The families have expressed their concern about selling the airspace and have spoken to members of the city council and the New Braunfels Municipal Airport Advisory Board. During a city council meeting three weeks ago, council approved a resolution authorizing the city to move ahead with condemnation proceedings in order to acquire the 14.82 icrei of airspace. If a condemnation suit is filed, the city will proceed in Guadalupe County court. A committee of three landholders in Guadalupe County will be formed to determine ifthe city'i offer is fkir. If the city's offer is determined to be feir, the Urspece will be acquired. If foe committee dtridff the offer is not fUr, foe city will be required to make another offer. The airspace is needed in order for foe city to receive a SI A million grant from the federal government. The gnntwfo be used for airport improvements and the acquisition of the airspace. Debutante presentation Friends For Rivers plans ’94 clean up Murphy to once again lead river clean up effort By ROSEMARIE EASH Staff Writer Hared ZahufQ pron by JOHN HUSETH Undaey Marie Wlm laprtoented by her etoort Russell Conway Burkey and her father Randal Waler Winn at th# Tenth Annual MM»Taxaa Symphony Ball held Saturday night at the New Braunfels CUto Center, Winn to a etudent at amftheon Valley High School. The MldMMHfe fraus Iks kail MMB Ifr I BkaMatesMkMuhdB flkaaaalaada * irWVTiV IDT HI# MI VNM IHI W16fNV11in9 BYBflfflQe Friends fpr Riyosis Aready planning foe 1994 Lower Guadalupe River Clean Up — foe date is Saturday, Sept. IO. “Last year’s clean-up spearheaded by Donna Murphy was extremely successful with over 700 volunteers pitching in,” said Cathy Talced, Education and Public Relations chairperson for FFR. “It was the most successful clean-up on record, with over 24 tons of trash removed from the lower end of the Guadalupe alone.” Boardmember Donna Murphy will again chair the clean up committee. Any organizations, including divers, school and scout groups, and individuals interested in helping with the project should contact her at 906-4315. “We look forward to even greater participation bonnne more people are beginning to be aware of these issues,” said Murphy. “We’re hearing from new homeowners who want to get involved and we’re looking forward to a great year.” FFR was organized to promote public awareness and education for the need to protect and preserve the Comal Springs, Comal River, Canyon Lake and foe Guadalupe River and their environments for future generations. The group works with other groups, citizens, businesses and local state and federal agencies to manage proper usage of the spring, lake and river resources. This year’s new officers are David Davenport, President, Tom Tai coct, Vice President, Dorms Murphy, Treasurer, and Pet Sutphen, Secretary Plans are also underway for the Gruene 10K Run which will be Saturday, April 2. Volunteers are needed. FFR assists with registration of all the runners. The Upper Guadalupe Annual Springclean Up which is co-sponsored by FFR, WORD and Texas Parks and Wildlife is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, in conjunction with the National Rivers Clean Up Week. Volunteers are welcome. by JOHN HUSETH HoroldZeUunQphoto b Army Band playa Naw Braunfels Lieutenant Colonel C. Benjamin DuBoeelMde the Army Ground Ferooe Bond In tho Notional Anthem MSolurdoy'eoeneert it New Bfouniolo Ail nip B^uuil BnMnPi man wimui Undecided? Here are a few tips for not-so-ordinary Valentine’s gifts By ROBI MARU BASH Staff Writer Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and shopping is limited on Sundays so here's iii* of IO special and unique presents you can give your loved one that require little expense and usually no wrapping -—just a little thoughtfulness, V A coupon book of IOU* for things like kisses, hugs, dinner out, washing the car, beck nibs and so on and so on. (make them out of index cards or whatever tied in a bundle with little caveats like “coupon does not expire." ¥ Make an audio or video taped love message for the car or VCR. ¥ Take your sweetheart to t comedy club — laughter is the best present you can give anybody. ¥ Fill a gift bag with a big yellow ball, a small white ball, a tube of silver glitter, and some cotton balls and include a card that says "here's the sun, the moon, the stars and the ■ See Valentines Day Special in today's People Section, Page 1B clouds — all for you." ¥ Make that special meal that his/her mom use to make that you hate and he/she loves. ¥ Rent foe video of the first movie you saw together and remember foe thrill of a new relationship. ¥ Make a special breakfast in bed with something sweet and extravagant. ¥ Write an essay about why you love fort special person with references to the special moments you especially treasure in your life together. ¥ Make a piggy bank for a special treat like dinner it the most expensive restaurant in town or a new outfit or a special trip with a promise to contribute something everyday. ¥ Make a treasure map with clues to where you’ve hidden a qpdal gift like an indoor candlelight picnic complete with glow in the dark paste up stars for the ceiling.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 ;