New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
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- - ......Crime of The Week
CrimeStoppers is asking for help in identifying a robber. On Jan. 31, about 4:30 p.m., a Hispanic male
? entered the Diamond
r Shamrock convenience
* s store at Interstate 35 and
Walnut Avenue. The man \ walked to the back of the
; * store, confronted an employee, brandished a * small caliber handgun and demanded money.
The clerk complied with the order and provided the robber with the cash from
• the cash drawer. The robber then left with the money and other property and last was seen being driven on the IH-35 frontage road and entering the on ramp to IH-35 North.
The robber is described as an Hispanic male, 18 to 22 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 120 pounds. He had black hair and brown eyes. He also might have had a distinctive scar across the top of his right hand to the right of the index finger.
The robber was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
The vehicle in which the actor fled was described as a white-colored, two-door Mazda driven by another individual.
No other information is known on the driver of the vehicle.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Detective Sean Gabbard of the New Braunfels Police Department at (830) 608-2185, ext. 213. Callers may also anonymously report information to the CrimeStoppers line at (830) 620-8477 or toll free at (800) 640-8422.
CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for the arrest and Grand Jury Indictment of the actor responsible for this offense.Upcoming Meetings
NEW BRAUNFELS UTILITIES board of trustees — 4:30 p.m. Thursday, NBU board room, 263 Main Plaza.
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, New Braunfels Municipal Building, council chambers, 424 S. Casten Ave.
COMAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT —
board of trustees meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, at Canyon Intermediate School, 1275 N. Business 35.
NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL — 6:30 p.m. Monday, municipal building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
Newly elected president of the Wurstfest Association, David Lamon, presents outgoing president Maurice Fischer with a plaque as a remembrance of the past year.
A new year begins
Wurstfest Association looks ahead to 2000
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
The Wurstfest Association of New Braunfels, producers of the annual WURSTFEST, had its annual meeting in January.
During the meeting, leaders reviewed the 1999 festival, introduced newly-elected officers and directors for the current year and discussed plans for the 40th annual Wurstfest, Nov. 3-12.
One hundred and seventy-five members attended.
Officials said the 1999 festival was a success.
Many concessionaires set sales records on the second Saturday of the event. During 1999 the Wurstfest
Association focused attention on remaining clean up of flood damaged property.
More than $175,000 was spent on facility maintenance and property improvements and $16,750 was contributed to various community projects.
Contributions were significantly reduced during the period of flood recovery and anticipated expansion.
David C. Lamon officially took over as president of the organization and Ron DeStafano was named president-elect. Vice presidents are Hal Herbelin, Ron Voges and Doug Miller.
Other members of the board
include Martin Allen, Rusty Brockman, Doug Crow, Mike Doherty, Maurice Fischer, Bob Goebel, Harvey Haas, Randy Haugh, Bill Holden, John Kaderli, Al Leach, Fred Meyer and Jim Scheele, Sr.
Lamon congratulated outgoing president Maurice Fischer for his strength and leadership and presented him with a plaque and oversized scrapbook as a remembrance of his year.
The Wurstfest Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the local economy, especially through tourism, and preserve the community’s heritage.
Census tests scheduled at Canyon Lake
The Bureau of the Census is looking for people in the Canyon Lake area to assist in the enumeration of Census 2000.
A 30-minute test consisting of 28 questions will be administered this week to applicants interested in a variety of available positions. Testing will be conducted today and Friday at Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church at IO a.m. and at I p.m. on Monday.
Also on Monday, at 9 a.m., testing will be conducted at Hidden Valley Community Recreation Center. On Friday, proctors will be at the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church at I p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Interested persons can call the local census administration office at (210) 928-2594, or the national toll-free number, (888) 325-7733.
Appointments for testing are not required.
The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country has its regular monthly meeting at 9:30 arn. today at Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative auditorium on Farm-to-Market Road 3159. On Thursday, a ribbon cutting by Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for noon at the museum’s new home on
Farm-to-Market Road 2673, formerly Dinosaur Flats.
Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” comes to the Krause House in Bulverde, with Katherine Radbill of Canyon Lake in the role of Lady Catherine. The STAGE production is a romantic comedy adopted from Austen’s novel by Jane Kendall.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday and March 2, 3, 4, 9, IO and 11. Matinees take place on Sunday, March 5 and March 12 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $ 12 for adults and $10 for students and those age 62 and older. Optional dinners are available after 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Lunch is available at I p.m. for Sunday matinees.
(Dana Jones is a Herald-Zeitung correspondent for the Canyon Lake area. She can be reached at (830) 899-3662.)
Art scholarship available
The Dale Wilson and Susan Wilson Robertson Art Scholarship competition will be IO arn. to 2 p.m. March 11 in the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 W. San Antonio St. The annual competition is for high school
seniors majoring in fine art in college or attend an art school. The scholarship will be more than $ 1,500 and must be used for tuition for the first two semesters of school. For information, contact Olga Wilson, 625-0197.
Computer equipment donated to Heritage Museum through RC&D
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Special to the Herald-Zeitung
The Alamo Resource Conservation and Development Area and government agencies are uniting to donate used computers to different communities and organizations throughout the central and southwest part of Texas in order for them to achieve a higher standard of living for their residents.
The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country got a donated computer at the regularly scheduled county meeting of the RC&D. This initiative is part of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, Hassle-Free Community Initiative.
The statewide program will provide computer hardware to various non-profit and community-based organizations especially in rural Texas.
The Hassle-Free Community Initiative is a way for government agencies to improve the accessibility of various services for customers. This type of partnering reflects the new focus in cooperation between various government
Water fair is slated March 25
BRACKEN — Admission is free to the third annual water fair, IO a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25, at the Bracken Community Hall, 18490 Goll St., Bracken, Texas.
The fair is sponsored by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service in Comal County and City of Garden Ridge.
agencies, Resource Conservation and Development Councils, and local non-profit groups in their areas.
This is an initial donation to the various non-profit and community based organizations. It is anticipated that additional computers or other equipment will be available in the future.
Interested groups and organizations should contact their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, RC&D office at (830) 426-5516.
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