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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas 410 MOI 6 10/22/99 cjn-WEST MT.CROPUBLTSHTMG 2627 E YAND Ell. DR EL PASO, TX 79903- THUimuatLittle League try outs mark beginning of season - See Sports, 8 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN! 401 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1045 March 21.1995 New Braunfels 12 Pages in one section ■ Thursday, Feb. 17,Herald -Zeitung 7,1994    Serving    Comal    County    for    more    than    142 years ■ Home of JANA MARTIN ■Vol. 142, No. 70 INSIDE Obituaries...................2 Crossword...................3 Opinion......................4 Police Beat.......... 5 Archives Annonymous    7 Sports Day...................8 Classifieds.............   .10-12 SI .im in I i scil Birthday wishes from the HarakMEaRungl The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Jana Martin, Patrice Stark, Madison Acker (I year), Linda Dominguez, Lydia Wing, Key Serna, Jr., (22 years!), Paul Borsch, Susan Adams, Ronald Johnson, Louie King, L Yvonne Milner, Leslie Reincur, Werner Rowald, Fred Ryden, Macon Smith, Bernard Weisman, Miriam Weiss, Susan Zuzek, Floyd P. Clement, Clarence F. De Freest. Beauty and the Beast scheduled for NBHS The New Braunfels High School Theatre Department is presenting the play "Beauty and the Beast" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the NBHS cafetorium. Admission is $2 for students and children and $3 for adults. Winter Visitors reception Thursday The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the Wurstfest Association will sponsor a Winter Visitors Reception on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 S. Seguin St. Door prizes will be given away. Music will be provided by Oma Sc theOompahs. JOY group to meet tonight at center JOY group will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the Comal County Senior Citizens Center on Landa St. Awards for the production "First Silent Night" will be given and reports from various committees will be presented. For more information, call 629-4547. Bt Ann's to moot todoy at KC Hall St. Ann's Christian Mother's Altar Society will meet on today at 2 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall. Penelope Church, Dowtown Projects Director, will be the guest | speaker. Mayor's Prayer Breakfast March 21 The 1994 Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be held March 21 at 6:45 p.m. in the New Braunfels Civic Center. The featured speaker will be Lt. Col. John Eidsmoe. Col. He will speak on the men and women who framed the Constitution and those who laid a philosophical base since then. He is the author of "Christianity and the Constitution." Tickets will be available, beginning March 18, at Kwik Kopy, 215 S. Seguin or Norris Insurance Agency, 245 Landa. For more information, call 625-0404. Stamm dsch (Th* Now Broils HoraldZotlung I invitot iii roadort to submit itomt to Stammiuch According lo tho Sophionburg Archin* and mombort of tho Gorman community,"Stammiuch" lr 'rostra* a tilting placo for mombort of IK. community to gal hor and thoro tho d v’i happorung* Wo invito you lo thoro wuh ut.) Tho wiiiniwi numbers Stealing the Hearts of Texas Olga Lam resigns from GURA By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Olga Lara HerM-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH The Canyon High School Arlttocats (from left, first row) Stephanie Btgbee, Kathy Campos (captain), April Smith (colonel), Candice Lehr (IL col.) and Angela Lackey. Second row, from left are Danielle Fey, Daniel! Garcia, Sonia Martinez, Cerris Stewart, EJ. Haynes, Melissa Soderberg, Angle Lively, Angela Cantu. Back row, from loft ara Concetta Chitak, Kim Prates, Kelly Monn, Ranee' Lyles, Tiffany Meek, Sharon Henry, Melissa Grain, Allyson DeMasco Skidoos (director). Not pictured, Kim Nixon. Aristocats take home sweepstakes from Heart O’ Texas By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Canyon High School Aristocats drill team won five awards at the Heart O' Texas Drill Team Competition Saturday. “When we started out a lot of girls hadn’t danced before," said Allyson DeMasco Sidelong the team’s director and choreographer. ‘They’re now performing at a college level. They really work well together which is why they are doing so well. They’re a great bunch of girls." The team won two judges awards — one for their pom-pom routine and one for their jazz routine. They also won an award for scoring 90 or above in every category and for the best overall presentation. The team was the Sweepstakes Trophy winner, with a Division I rating overall. According to Siddons the girls practice every day from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and arc among the best drill teams in the state. The team is made up of sophomores, juniors and seniors. They performed three routines in the competition — prop, pom-pom and jazz. The team will only lose three seniors this year so Siddons predicts a great future for the Aristocats next year. She was a member of the Tyler Apache Belles drill team and is currently a student at South West Texas State with dance as her minor. Siddons has traveled internationally as a drill team dancer and recently took over as director of the Aristocats. Police respond to stabbing at local apartment From staff reports New Braunfels police officers responded to a stabbing Wednesday night that resulted in one man being transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital. According to reports from New Braunfels police officials, Charles Abdella, 46, of New Braunfels, was stabbed at Bavarian Apartment 806. Reports show the stabbing was part of a family disturbance at th* residence. Police responded to the call at 11:15 p.m. Penny Salias, 36, also of New Braunfels, was arrested immediately following the incident and was charged with one court of aggravated assault Del Basel Boatright said officers decided to charge her with aggravated assault because of a statement given by the suspect and because of evidence at the scene. Salias is currently being held in the Comal County Jail. Repots show, Abdella was stabbed once in the chest with a kitchen knife. He is listed in fair and stable condition at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Olga Lara, Comal County's representative on the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority board, resigned Wednesday. “My family will be relocating its primary residence outside of this river basin," said Lara in her letter of resignation. “The law creating the GBRA states the qualifications for Directors are that ‘Each member of the Board shall be a freehold property taxpayer of the State of Texas and shall reside in one of the counties which is included within the boundaries of the District. As I will no longer reside in Comal County, I, by law, am no longer eligible to serve as a member of the Board of Directors." Lara was appointed to the Board in April, 1993 by Governor Ann Richards to serve a six-year term. During her tenure, she served as Chairman of the Ethics Committee and a member of the Audit, Lawsuit, Long Range Planning and Public Relations Committees of the Board. Lata was also a member and Vice-President of the GBRA Industrial Development Corporation. “During her year as a Director Olga was diligent, active and well-informed," said Board Chairman William A. “Bill" Blackwell. “Her dedication was instrumental in helping to develop programs to protect springflow in New Braunfels and in establishing a new direction for GBRA which will help us address future waler resource needs." Lara will be moving to Houston where her husband has accepted a position with the Houston Rockets as vice president of corporate sales and merchandising. Lam expressed her regrets, her pride in die    of the GBRA during during her time on the board and her hopes for the Amire. “I believe the Authority is well on its way to creating a new and well deuived reputation as one th* is dynamic, responsive and progress ve in meeting the economic and environmental needs of the people residing throughout this watershed," said Lam. “I am proud to my that I was a part of this venture into a new period of GBRA’s history. “The board and the new general manager will be developing new projects throughout the river basin. I hope they play a role in providing water to the wetfem part of Comal County and help clean up the water in San Marcos." Lam said she has been asked by the governor’s office lo consider another appointment, but would nxat likely return to school in the fill to complete her doctorate* Rice or the University of Houston. Restoration of wagon clears way for trail ride excursion By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer “Wagon Ho” will be the sound heard at next year’s Sesquicentennial Trail Ride from Indianola to New Braunfels. Thanks to the work of several New Braunfels residents, a wagon built in 1908 will be part of next year’s trail ride. Local chiropractor Dr. Werner Kneeling is heading up the work to restore the wagon. The wagon was given to Kiesling in November of 1993 by members of the Stratemann family. It had once belonged to Dr. O A Stratemann, who died la* M. Kiesling said Dr. Stratemann had showed him the wagon several years ago when it was being stored in a building near downtown. “Skip Stratemann came to me later and said he wanted me to have the wagon,” said Kiesling. The restoration of the wagon has been a combination of several People's work. Kiesling said he and Lester Price took the wagon to the Weston Rail Road by Lafarge and sandblasted it down to the bare metal. “After the sandblasting we took the wood that WM in need of repair to Rick Kiesling Wood Shop on Loop 337," said Kiesling. The wood th* oould not be repaired Two accident victims listed in fair condition at NE Baptist Hetwkf-ZeHung photo by JOHN HUSETH UaInIvIN IMaatoArtNMMi Ak*    ama    /IvjkMM    |a||V    I a pug a rn QmIaa Q |aL I/IaaIIaa wiping rmofv in# wagon sri \Trom ion; Loiter rrico, hick i\noiing9 Skip Stratemann, Dr. Werner Kiesling and Kevin Webb. By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer_ Two men who were seriously injured in an accident on Interstate Highway 35 on Wednesday morning are listed in fair and good condition * Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. Jason Dishman and Jeffrey Thurston of Indianapolis were injured after their vehicle drove off IH-35 and landed on Spur 3 underneath the overpass. According to hospital Dish man, 19, is listed in foir condition and Thurston, 19, is listed in good condition. Both were thrown from the vehicle during die accident According to reports, the accident occurred *4:35 pm The car involved was a 1986 brown Dodge Caravan. Dishman wu driving the car. According to report, the car wu traveling north on IH-35 when it struck a guard rail on the inside lane. TI* car wu then driven between the south bound north bound lanu bf foil driving off the embankment pleted in another two months. The trail ride ii being organized by Easy Hall. It will take place as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1995. It will begin Palm Sunday of 1995 in Indianola and will end at 3:30 p.m. Good Fri- was replaced. The painting of the wagon wu done by local resident Kevin Webb. Kiesling said this wu not an easy project because of the age of the wood. “Even the wood th* could be reused ii fragile. We had to put a thin » ak-. **# that coat of primer *VSn tnt WOOfl IJlgt on it and a sec- OOUM IM VfUMd It frag- ond coat of reg- ||*a Wt had to put a thin ^primer." he ooaf of primer on It and Those rester- I SaCOnd Coat Of regular    was sponsored by mg the wagon prlmar.’    the Comal Coun- came into luck    - Dr. Werner Kiesling ty Sheriffs when they found ________________ Office. The par- WORD budget may be too optimistic day. Kiesling said the trail ride bu been conducted for the pa* five or six years and the hardware for the box. The hardware is also being donated by a local resident. The wagon will be driven in the trail drive by Monroe Hank. Kiesling said it will be driven acrou the entire 150-mile trip. Work on the wagon began one month ago. It if expected to be com- ticipants try to emu the Guadalupe Bridge at 3:30 p.m. jute Uke the German immigrants did when they originally arrived in New Braunfels. For more information on the trail ride contact Hall * 606-1636. For information about the Sesquicentennial, call the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce * 625-2385. By ROBERT STEWART Special to th# Horald-Zoitung Comal County commissioners Wednesday expressed reservations about the Water Oriented Recreation District’s board-approved 1994 budget and encouraged the district to work towards finding an office within the WORD district. Commissioners are scheduled to approve or disapprove the budget * their Thursday meeting. “We'd Uke to see the WORD office get moved out to the WORD district," said County Judge Carter Casteel. WORD Manager Jim Inman wu recently moved out of a private office in the Landa Offices complex and into during an offire with the Comal County Fire Marshal and Comal County Animal Control Officer. WORD currently payi no rent for office rmos. WORD Manager Jim Inman said that estimates for offioe rent in ti* dis trict range from $150 to $250. Commissioners expressed th* WORD'S $159,000 budg* may ba too optimi*ic on revenue. “What* s your fkU-back position if you have a bad yeasT" said ta. 3 Commissioner Nail CraizmiUe. Board chairman Guy Andcnon Hid he fob the budget being baud on I** fees, seemed to be geared toward “another banner year" and th* per* ’ haps t more realistic budget should baaed on la* year's lunas of about1 $140,000. Casteel said die fblt die boud mad re* Indefinitely Increase hmlys "I would expect th* Ona you at It (the river) truly beck in the th* it used to bs in, then your expenditures should be leu in tana or law enforcement and cleanup," said. "We oould adopt this budg* with the tuque* th* you make a diligent effort to loan an office spaa up hem ad "wfrt tim a part of this budg*."For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 ;