New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
WEDNESDAYUnicorns retain undefeated district record P.10
Letters to the editor........5
Arts & Entertainment.......9
Sports Day...........10,11StammtischBirthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to\Larry Rhein* bender, Kevin Scott, Helen Door• sam, Vera Franke, Wilbur VVletting, E.C. Cutter, Jeremy Davidson, Mary Sledge, Carmen Riones, Timothy Davis, John McIntyre.Adult Education class registration
Registration fro Adult Education and Literacy classes begin today and continue through Jan.
13 at the following places and times:
■ Lone Star Elementary -144 Hidalgo, rooms 27 & 29, Monday and Wednesay from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. GED and English as a Second Language classes.
■ New Braunfels High School - Loop 337, room C-3, Tuesday & Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. GED only.
■ Community Service Center -132 Cadded St. GED - Monday through Thursday 9 p.m. to 4 p.m. ESL - Tuesday & Thursay 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
■ Bulverde - Call Nancy Poe at 980-7854.
■ Mountain Valley - Call Aim Toussaint at 833-5336 or 885-7674.
For more information, call 629-2731,620-6200,658-1050. Classes are free to adults in New Braunfels.ORT to sponsor special seminar
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, District VIII, is sponsoring a genealogical seminar featuring Mr. Brent Holcomb as the distinguished speaker. He will keep us all engrossed in his lectures about South Carolina. He is a native of Clinton, S.C. and has spoken all through the south from Maryland to Texas, in Colorado, on the west coast and at several national conferences.
The seminar will be held at the Terrace, 200 Academy in Austin. The cost is $25. This charge includes luncheon. Four names for surname list and the registration fee may be sent to Sharon Hardin, 4205 Wildwood, Austin, Texas 78722 before Feb. 4 Late registration at the door will be $28.
The proceeds from the seminar will be donated by District VHI, DRT to the French Legation Museum, 820 San Marcos,
Austin.Troutfest 1994 set for Jan. 6 at Landa
Troutiest 1994, sponsored by the City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will be held at the Landa Park spring-fed pool Jan. 6 through Jan. 16 The program is for the disabled and Comal County residents to fish for rainbow trout and for channel catfish. The channel catfish will arrive on Friday, Jan. 7.
Times for the Troutfcst are form 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and from IO a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends.
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Stats show violent crime increased in *93
Overall major crimes decreased during year
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Overall major crimes in the city of New Braunfels appear to be on the decline, according to statistics released by the New Braunfels Police Department. However, violent crimes increased through the year, statistics indicate.
The number of major crimes decreased by 12 from 1992 to 1993. Statistics show 2,826 major crimes were reported in 1992 and 2,814 were reported in 1993.
Hcaden said the increase in violent crimes may be a sign of the times. He also said the increase in sexual assaults may be the result of women feeling more comfortable about reporting them.
“Those kind of numbers go up and down. It’s a sign of the times. There is no way to control it,” he said.
Murders increased from zero in 1992 to two in 1993. Sexual assaults increased from 21 to 34. Robberies increased from 20 to 27. Assaults increased from 596 to 772 and arsons increased
from three to four.
The number of property crimes appears to be on the decline in the city of New Braunfels. Headen said the overall decrease in crime is encouraging and attributed the decreases in burglaries to the city’s neighborhood watch programs and to the work of officers.
“The watch programs are really working and are working well,” he said. “People are reporting suspicious things.”
“For the neighborhood watches, this is something for them to be proud of,” he said.
Burglaries decreased from 809 in 1992 to 601 in 1993.
In this category, burglaries of a habitation decreased from 179 to 149; burglaries of a nonhabitation decreased from 203 to 135; burglaries of a motor vehicle decreased from 357 to 321; and other burglaries (coin-operated machines)
decreased from 70 to 36.
Incidents of theft and shoplifting decreased from 1,210 to 1,171. Auto thefts decreased 167 to
Arrests of juveniles increased by 120. In 1992, 261 juveniles were arrested. In 1993,381 juveniles were arrested.
“This is a period of time when more juveniles arc into more than what they might have been in the past,” said Headen.
Total arrests were up from 1,838 to 2,271. Arrests for driving while intoxicated were up from 113 to 128. In addition, total calls for service, including police, fire and EMS calls, were up from 34,306 to 36,008.
“We don’t want to get over confident but it is encouraging that major crimes are down. Calls for service are still up and the demand on our time gets greater and greater,” said Headen.
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I Violent crimes in ’93
Crime '93 total
Sexual Assault 34
Other crimes reported
Juvenile arrests 381
Total police, fire & EMS calls
J • Source: New Braunfels Police Department |
“We’re hopeful we can keep crime down through aggressive work, community policing and working with schools,” he said.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH An accident took place yesterday at 11:30 a.m. near Oak Run Parkway and the 1800 block of Hwy. 46 W. where a 1991 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Raul Valdez Munoz struck a utility pole while attempting to avoid traffic In making a left turn. Though no Incapacitating Injuries were reported, Munoz' wife, 69-year-old Louisa Munoz was taken by EMS personnel to McKenna Memorial Hospital.13th annual Bridal Fair extends tips, information to prospective brides
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Calla lilies and carriages, swans of sculpted ice, gowns of silks and laces and girls with fresh young faces — last night’s 13th annual Bridal Fair, sponsored by the New Braunfels Bridal Fair Association, had something for everyone.
Vendors from Austin, San Antonio and the local area showed the prospective couples the latest in gowns, wedding cakes and capturing all those memories on film or video.
There were caterers with savory tidbits, sweet and tart lemon squares, decadent chocolate and nut confec
tions and beautiful sweet wedding cakes.
Some of the new things included preserving your wedding bouquet and reconstructing it as a dried flower arrangement mounted in a beautiful shadow box — a perfect wall decoration full of memories.
Participants were shown several good ideas that will work for anniversary parties, vacations and birthdays as well as for weddings. Participants were also able to enjoy romantic music, some tasty food and the beautiful show of fairy tale gowns.
The Herald-Zeitung will include a special Bridal section in the Jan. 20 edition of the paper.
Board of education to consider ending efforts to revise ESR
By ROSE MARIE EASH
The State Board of Education will meet on Friday, Jan. 7 to consider a request for approval of action to direct the Commissioner of Education to cease work on the revision of Education for Self-Responsibility I: Prevention of School-Age Pregnancy and Education for Self-Responsibility UI: Prevention of HIV/AIDS and Other Communicable Diseases.
“It has generated a lot of controversy,” said Jerry Major, Comal Independent School District Superintendent. “It has some good things and some that are questionable. It doesn’t affect anything we’re doing. We’re going to continue to do what we’ve been doing — handling it through our
secondary level health classes.” According to the agenda published the item was placed on the agenda at the request of board member Monte Hasie.
The agenda notes that the board has received public input on these materials over the past several months.
“We’ve got our own program that we designed with our local people,” said Charles Bradberry, Superintendent of New Braunfels Independent School District. "The smart school districts work with their local people to design these type programs because they’re very sensitive type programs. We did it three or four years ago, it’s kind of behind us.”
The board meets at I p.m. in the William B. Travis Building, Room 1-104, 1701 North Congress Avenue.
NBISD school board presented report on ‘Throwaway Children’
By ROSE MARIE EASH
The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees heard a report from Dr. Carlos Campos on “throwaway children,” at their regular meeting held Tuesday night.
Dr. Campos, a member of the 1992-93 Leadership New Braunfels class and currently a member of the State Board of Medical Examiners, presented a video discussion held by the Leadership New Braunfels team who did a report with Joe Rogers, principal of Smithson Valley High School,
Frank Allen of the Juvenile Probation Office and various other community leaders on their perspective of the problem homeless youth in New Braunfels.
Dr. Campos said as a result of their research the team was recommending a youth center, alternative schools and more community involvement with the schools.
The presentation was given to Comal County Commissioners during the fall.
The board took no action and there was no public comment.
HoroH-Zaitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Kyra Brandt (right) talks with Kim Wllaon (toft) and Crystal Wilton about wadding arrangamanta at yesterday's
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