New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 28, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Stammtisch ^ County votes
to retain role in task force
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung would like to wish “Happy Birthday" today to Eleanor Tschocpe, Linda Handy, Lupe Acevedo, Martha Ayala, Colt Adams, Chip Adams, Michelle Duncan, Edna Dierks Voigt, Edie Rogers, E.P. Nowotny, Leola Stoke, Rod Wells, Stephanie Tul-loh, Mary Paniagua, Andrea Fuller and Vonnie Kirby. Happy 13th wedding anniversary today to Mr. and Mrs. Ignacio “Nacho” Flores.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Call our receptionist at 625-9144 the day before — we’d love to share in the greetings.
Winter Texan Reception
The Annual Wine and Cheese Social honoring New Braunfels Winter Texans is tonight at the New Braunfels Civic Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served by members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Wurstfest Association. Oma and the Oompahs will provide the entertainment.
TC Yard Sale
Teen Connection, 1414 W. San Antonio, will host its regular spring Yard Sale this Saturday. The sale will include a wide assortment of winter merchandise, along with clothes by the bag, shoes, furniture and toys.
Family open house
The Paniagua Family, who lost their home in a fire Sept. 2, invite their family and friends — especially those who helped them rebuild their lives — to an open house March 2 at their home from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 629-5667.
The McKenna Memorial Hospital Auxiliary was organized in September 1987. True commitment and sincere concern for the welfare of patients and families have brought more than 75 members to serve in this organiation. Energetic auxilium, both men and women, serve the community’s hospital in a wide variety of positions. McKenna’s Gift Shop is entirely operated by the Auxiliary. Members assist patients in the admissions process and provide hours of clerical assistance to many other hospital departments.
February is the month the auxiliary makes a special effort to recruit new members. Persons interested in getting involved with the community effort of the McKenna Memorial Hospital Auxiliary are invited to visit the hospital’s Social Service Department or call 625-9111, extension 199.
The next Defensive Driving Course sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents of New Braunfels is March 4 and 5 from 6 to IO p.m. There also will be a Se* STAMMTISCH, Page 2
Following an overnight low in New Braunfels of 50 degrees, a high of 65-68 is expected today. Although no accumulation of rain was recorded in die 24-hour period begriming at 7 a.m. Wednesday, that likely won’t be die story overnight as morning drizzle could become showers later today. Wednesday’s high was 57. For forecasts, please see Page 2.
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor
Comal County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a resolution today asking for the county’s continued participation in the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force.
The court also unanimously approved allowing Sheriff Jack Bremer to continue as administrator of the multi-county task force.
“It’s a tool just like anything else" on the war on drugs, Bremer said about the task force.
The task force is funded by a grant under the Federal Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. Federal funds are filtered down to the states to fight the war on drugs. Comal County received notice that the Texas governor’s office has announced the availability of federal funds for a Texas narcotics control program, such as the AANTF. Applications to fund task forces must be received at the state level by March 15,1991.
Comal County will submit an application for‘a grant for approximately $900,000 to administer tire Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force.
Bremer said the money will be used to support the cost of providing personnel, equipment, facilities, personnel training and supplies for more widespread apprehension of persons
Woman out on bond in drug case
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
A New Braunfels woman is out on bond today after she was arrested by officers of the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force on drug charges this week.
Judy Brown, 35, of the 800 block of Zipp Lane, was arrested Tuesday at approximately 5 p.m. after officers of the Task Force executed a search warrant at her house.
Brown also is known as Judy Criter and Tina Summers, Bremer said.
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involved in drugs.
“There’s no question in my mind that we are going to Be funded," Bremer said. “This task force is looked upon as the model task force in the state of Texas and we will be funded. I guarantee it."
Comal County Sheriff’s Office
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Man struck by train at Gruene Road crossing
New Braunfels police are investigating the death of a local man who was struck by a Union Pacific train at the Gruene Road crossing early today.
Samuel Bowen, 22, of North Union Street, was pronounced dead at 1:55 a m. today by Precinct I Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger.
Krueger ordered an autopsy.
“As the engines cleared the crossing, the brakeman noticed someone lying on the ground between the rail-s,” said Police Spokesman Martin Mayer. “The brakeman immediately applied emergency brakes."
Bowen was found face down.
The train was traveling east with 81 cars.
Lacework of limbs
Trimming a tree at Hampe House in the Gruene Historical District are Michael Kriewaldt, top, and Jeremy Edwards. Kreiwaldt operates Kreiwaldt Lawn and Tree Care in New Braunfels. (Photo by Erik Karisson)
Fight pits pig against pet ordinance
ByKATHRYNSCHOEMER Staff Writer
Jackie Goodwin will do anything to keep her pet Vietnamese Pig-
“I’ve been here nine years and I (would) hate to live outside the city limits, but FII move first before I give Hamlet up,” Goodwin said.
Goodwin plans to fight a city ordinance that prohibits her from keeping her pet. In order for that to happen, she needs to prove her pet pig is not a hog. The ordinance, written in 1896, forbids livestock in the city.
“We’re trying to make them realize these (Vietnamese potbelly pigs) are not hogs or livestock but domestic pets,” she said.
lf someone were breeding pigs that would be one thing, but Hamlet is neutered and taken care of by a veterinarian just like any other pet, she said.
Goodwin bought Hamlet seven months ago at the recommendation of someone who knew she loved pigs.
“I’ve always collected pig things (and) I was talking to a lady out in Weatherford (who) said 'Jackie I’ve got the perfect little pig for you.’ ”
“He’s better than a dog because he doesn’t get fleas, doesn’t bark and doesn’t shed "and is only one-tenth the size of a regular pig, Goodwin said.
Is Hamlet, left, a family pet or illegal livestock? Jackie Goodwin, calling Hamlet above, is fighting a city ordinance on the books since 1896 that prohibits the keeping of hogs in town. (Photos by Erik Karisson)
He also knows how to go up a ramp, beg, go around in a circle and fetch a stick, she said.
Goodwin had Hamlet several months before animal control discovered the pet. It wasn’t long before Goodwin was charged with keeping a pet that violated city code.
“(Then) I got a lawyer and called City Council about three or
four times," she said. Goodwin and her attorney, Norman Dean, started fighting the city ordinance at court.
Even though Goodwin lost her trial, she plans to appeal it at the Comal County Court at Law. In addition, she plans to approach City Council with the ordinance to see if they can change it.
Dean said they want to ask the court if the ordinance can be
changed or clarified to include Vietnamese pigs. “We feel there is an exception to this ordinance right now (because) it was written IOO years ago."
Goodwin said Vietnamese pigs are special animals and worth fighting for. “They're lo loveable. A dog is loyal, but a pig has a personality and they just kind of grow on you."
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees President Lee Ikels is leaning on his past experience (hi the board as a main reason for running for re-election.
“The school district is in a difficult time right now," Ikels said.
“We’re going to be with the Legislature, with the wealthy district compared to the poor districts,
I feel like I can put some input on our part in to it because we’re facing."
Ikels was first elected to the board in 1985. He is the director of technical services at WestPoint Pepperell.
“With the six years I have under my belt I think I can put some input on it to see what we can do," Ikels said about the major issues facing the district. “I think it would be really difficult for a newcomer."
Ikels said along with the financial straits the Comal Independent School District is facing the board also must soon select a permanent superintendent. Acting Superintendent Dr. Aden
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Get your pencils ready, it’s time for the weekly hunting quiz.
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President Bush says Persian Gulf ‘war now behind us’.
House plans vote on school finance reform bill.
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Vol. 139, No. 75
707 Lands St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
Feb. 28, 1991
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