New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Nlew Braunfels runners dominate at Unicorn Relays. See Sports, Rage BA.
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitiing!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Kim Smith, DeLaine Heimer, Crystal Wehe (20 years), Edgar Dietsrt (97 years), Dahlia Guerrero (22 years), Billy Schroeder, Bonita Dominguez and Jean Jackson (belated).
Happy anniversary wishes go to: Oran and Nelrose Koepp (40 years), Dennis and Molly Koepp (Monday), Ski and Midge Haneiwich (35 years), and Leonard and Lillian Fikac (47 years, belated).
Sale items sought
The New Braunfels Lioness Club will hold its annual garage and bake sale Saturday, March 16 at 8 a.m. The location will be 386 W. San Antonio St., the former Chevrolet showroom. Anyone wishing to donate items for the sale is asked to call either Miriam Weiss at 629-0728 or Sue McFeeley at 620-6461. Arrangements will be made for the pick up of the items.
Final vote on NBU rate hike expected tomorrow
The New Braunfels City Council will meet tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Municipal Building. Its business will include a vote for the third and final time on New Braunfels Utilities rate increases for water and sewer. The historic preservation ordinance amendment will also come up for a third and final vote.
Thinking of starting a business?
lf you want to start a business or even are just thinking about it, then a start-up orientation might just be what you need The session will provide you with basic start up information, including Small Business Development Center checklist for going into business, start-up financing and SBA loan application procedures, and an overview of the business plan outline To register, call the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at 625-2385.
Congressman’s staffer coming
Shelby Graves, of Congressman Lamar Smith’s staff, will be in the Canyon Lake area Wednesday, Feb. 28, to assist Comal County residents with problems or questions involving federal agencies or programs. She will be at the Canyon Lake Action Center in Sattler from 9 a m. until noon Feb. 28. No appointment needed.
Wind ensemble to perform
The McMurry University Wind Ensemble will perform Thursday, Feb. 29 at New Braunfels High School at 9:45 a m. The 45-member ensemble will perform selections including Jager’s Third Suite’ and Fucik’s “Florentiner.’
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Relatives want Alamo remains studied
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The president of the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association wants to let science settle the question of whether a sealed tomb holds the remains of David Crockett, William Travis and Jim Bowie.
Historians and archaeologists have long questioned whether the bones and skulls sealed in a marble tomb in the San Fernando Church belong to those legendary
Now, Lee Spencer and other direct descendants of participants in the 1836 Battle of the Alamo want the tomb opened DNA used to settle the generations-old issue.
“I just want the truth,” Spencer told the San Antonio Express-News in Saturday’s editions. “I don’t know if my people are in San Fernando Cathedral. But I think it's time to answer the question.”
The survey soys.
Pat Buchanan — is he in the mainstream or is he too extreme? Your chance to weigh in on the question is here.
See Page 4A.
Renaissance on Main Street
Downtown’s future looks bright.
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Artist’s rendering of the TexStar National Bank planned for the HEB Shopping Center. The grand opening is planned for Aug 1.
TexStar to join local bank scene
From Staff Reports
TexStar National Bank announced Friday it plans to open a full-service bank at the HEB Shopping Center at IH-35 and Walnut Avenue.
The completion date is projected to be Aug. I, said TexStar New Braunfels President Larry Brumbelow. The one-story rock and stucco building is designed to conform and enhance the traditional architectural style of New Braunfels, he said.
Brumbelow said that full, independent banking service will be available to include personal and commercial checking, savings, certificates of deposit, loans (commercial, retail, mortgage, construction, SBA), safe deposit boxes, ATM, investments and five drive-in lanes.
Staff and construction contractors will be from the local area.
Brumbelow, a life-long resident of New Braunfels, has 28 years of expenence in the banking business and is available to assist with all banking needs immediately. He can be reached at (2 IO) 659-4000 until the New Braunfels office is open.
TexStar National Bank is an independently owned bank with S60 million in assets and locations in Universal City and Converse.
HfM-ZeAung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
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Police sweep results in arrests
By DENISE DZIUK
People with outstanding warrants were given a warning to pay up, or else. Those who opted not to pay found out what the consequences were Friday, when many were arrested.
A “grace period” for people needing to clear up outstanding warrants ended, and officers spent Friday night looking for those who still had warrants out. Warrant Officer Tim Schlichting said about 30 officers were out Friday night looking for these individuals, and about 22 .people were found.
All the warrants served Friday were for misdemeanor cases, police said.
“We cleared up about 40 warrants last night. The week prior we cleared up about 70. We had I IO warrants cleared up through the whole operation,” he said.
Some of those arrested had seven or more warrants on them,. Schlichting said those arrested will be magistrated at a later time, and more than $3,000 was collected through the operation.
“That’s not (counting) the ones that went to jail and will pay later,” he said.
Schlichting said the entire operation went very
He said this was due in large part to the cooperation between various agencies. The New Braunfels Police Department, New Braunfels Municipal Cbuit personnel. Garden Ridge Police Department, Constables from precincts 12, and 4, Comal County Fire Marshall, Comal County Sheriffs Department, and County Attorney personnel all participated in the roundup.
“I believe it was a very successful, smooth running operation. There was a lot of cooperation between the different agencies that worked out very well,” said Schlichting. “We’ll do more of these periodically.”
Incoming county GOP chairman sees interest high, party strong
By DAVID DEKUNDER
The possibility of Pat Buchanan becoming the OOP’s presidential nominee in November will not hamper the party’s efforts in local or state races, incoming Comal County Republican Chairman Donald Hensz said.
Hensz’s comments came after Buchanan, a conservative political commentator and columnist, won a surprising victory in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday over Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander. Buchanan garnered 27 percent with Dole a close second at 26 percent.
Alexander finished third with 23 percent.
Hensz sees the close finish in New Hampshire as a sign that the Republican Party is very strong.
“There is no clear cut message that came from the voters (in New Hampshire),” Hensz said. “It is really early because of all the rhetoric that is coming out from both the media and the candidates. The voters are showing a high interest in this race, which signifies that the party is really healthy.”
Buchanan’s protectionist stands on trade and his plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration have had some labeling Buchanan as an “extremist.” Republi
cans across the nation have raised concerns that if Buchanan is the nominee he /could drive voters away from the Republican ticket, thus damaging the OOP’s efforts to retain control of Congress and hampering Republican candidates on the local and state level.
But Hensz dismissed this notion, saying that the presidential candidates are “grasping" and saying anything to get the nomination.
“I don’t believe there are any extremists in the Republican Party as the one in the other party,” Hens/ said referring to President Bill Clinton. “I think the Republican Party is healthy when we hav e a broad spectrum of candidates to choose from.”
Besides. Hensz said, most of the v oters in Comal C ounty are paying attention to the highly contested local races which will be held during the March 12th primaries.
Hensz said once the smoke from the primaries is cleared and the Republican nominee is selected, the GOP will be ready to take on Clinton and the Democrats in November.
“We will have some mutterings (once the nomination process is finished), but once the voting begins in November the Republican Party will be united and strong,” Hensz said.
Gloria Suarez Sasser, chairwoman of the Comal County Democratic Party, said she wants to “stay out of what’s
happening in the other party ’s primary,” but she expressed concern over Buchanan’s victory in New Hampshire.
“It is bittersweet.” Sasser said “I am uncomfortable w ith the remarks he has made recently and in the past. I don’t like what he (Buchanan) represents such as mean spiritedness, distortions and blow ing things out of proportion.”
Sasser said she will stand strongly behind Clinton when election tune rolls around in November, “I will do everything to get Clinton re-elected." Sasser said. “I think Clinton can get re-elected against any one of them (GGP candidates),” Sasser said.
WORD board sets hearing on creating new position
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Discussion of the public relations/ promotions director position was the top item for the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District (WORD) at its monthly meeting on Wednesday night.
The board did not take action on the matter but has decided to hold a public forum on the issue in the near future, WORD treasurer Bill Mayo said.
“We really need this person,” Mayo said. “We need someone who goes to universities and talks to different sororities and fraternities and encourages them to adopt the river; talk to corporations in getting
grants for the river and someone w ho can give us positive coverage to radio, TV and newspapers around the state. We need someone who can sell the river for us.”
Mayo said the new public relations or promotions director position will allow WORD Manager Jim Inman to concentrate on his duties in taking care of the river.
“It will take pressure off Inman to do public relations work and allow him to do his job,” Mayo said. “It (public relations) has developed into a monumental thing for Mr. Inman to do that. Someone else needs to do it full time."
* The job position calls for a salary range
In other business, the board decided to table action authorizing WORD to fund participation to the River Flood Warning System, which would warn tubers and tourists along the Guadalupe River of rising waters during bud weather.
Inman said the WORD board took the action because it needed more information pertaining to the funding of the system. The Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority has been trying to get as many entities as it can to contribute to the system,
Inman said the original costs for the system was set at $80,000, but a new estimate puts the cost at $160,000
The sign says it
The New Braunfels Emporium and Texas Commerce Bank have each designated free parking spaces for downtown shoppers in the 100 block of South Casted St. All 26 spots are within two blocks of most downtown shops. Here Rudy Martinez paints lines for new spaces.
Photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Bob Dole may be spending himself right out of the race. See Opinion, Page