New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
Collision on RMM Street
Hfm&Zettung photo by JOHN HUSETH
ta accident took place yesterday at approximately 1:90 pm on Rhine Street near Business Loop $8 In Haw Braunfals whan a 1977 Chevrolet Chavatta, driven by Mlohaal Alan Andrews, 29, of Haw Braunfels and a 1993 Chavrolat S»10 pickup, drlvan by Rafaai Dalton Qonaialaa, 22, of Now Braunfala collided. A passenger, Elan# Gonzales, IO, of Now Braunfala, auffarad minor Injuries but waa not transportad for additional medical cart. However, Andrawa waa taken by New Braunfala EMB to McKenna Memorial Hoapltal where ha waa treated and relented.
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16 Pagee in two sections ■ Friday, Jan. 14,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of CAITLYN MARIE OFFERMAN
Vol. 142, No. 46
Birthday wish** from tha HaraM-Zaltungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Susie Dominguez, Trey Hartman (Saturday), dually Villarreal, Kimberly Ann Medina (8 years!), Dustin McDermott, Kristopher Kaufmann, Judy Zahn,
VFW Post 11050 to moot Jan. 18
VFW Post 11050 will meet Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 179 on W. Cott St
Mission Valley Bills Church hosting child ministry workshop
Mission Valley Bible Church will be hosting a Children's Ministry Workshop for all area churches.
Feature speaker will be Children's Pastor Esther Kenyon of Houston. The workshop will be held Ssturday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. S The Other Place on the Comal River (River Room.)
Registration will continue through Jan. 28, however late registration will be held at 8:30 ain. on Feb. 5. To register, send name,
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church effUiSion to Minion Valley Bible Church, 258 1/2 W. San Antonio, Suite C, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. There is no cost.
OrMrt American Antiquates! set
Many local antique dealers will be at the Great American Antiquc-fest, to be held Saturday, Jan. 15 from IO un. to 6 pm. in the New Braunfels Civic Center on Seguin St
The show, formerly held in May, will continue through Sunday, Jan. 16 from IO a.m. to 5 p.m. The $3.50 admission is good for return visits.
New Braunfels Iris Soolety to meet
The New Braunfels Iris Society will meet Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Victoria Bank & Trust Annex building on Walnut St.
Ken 8l Betty Triesch will present slides of the 1993 convention for the meeting's program. The public is welcome.
Churoh Lite debuts In today’s H-Z
Today's New Brawlis Herald-Zeitung features a new Church Life section, located in section B on pages I and 2.
All churches in the New Bnun-ftls/Comal County ire invited to
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which fesures news exclusively about local church events, u well M features, lOCtl ptStOC1! and national news of local interest Contact Managing Editor Mark Lyon re 625-9144 for more information.
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Four men arrested in local drug bust
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
A joint effort by several law enforcement agencies in South Texas resulted in the arrest of four men in New Braunfels Wednesday and the confiscation of 23 pounds of marijuana.
Officials from the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force, the 81st District Task Force and the Comal County Sheriff’s Office conducted an undercover and surveillance operation that led them to a residence on Stonewall Street on the west side of New Braun-
Joint law enforcement effort leads to confiscation of 23 pounds of Marijuana Wednesday on city’s west side
The four men arrested were charged with delivery of marijuana between five and 50 pounds.
LL Sumner Bowen of the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force said two investigations were being conducted simultaneously between officers from the AANTF and the 81st Judicial District Task Force concerning the same individuals. He said the two groups
then decided to work together to make the arrests.
“Everything started coming together. We got together in San Antonio and did a briefing,” he said.
Bowen said an undercover officer had made plans to have the men deliver 23 pounds of marijuana. He said the officers conducted surveillance on two of the men who traveled from Atascosa County to New Braunfels.
On they way, the suspects picked up another person in Pearsall.
“They went to the residence on Stonewall. The officers gave the people the money for marijuana,” said Bowen.
“We arrested one person immediately at the house and arrested the other two at the park near the cemetery. We later arrested the resident of the house at Stonewall,” he said.
“After the arrest, several neighbors
came up to us. This is the first time in New Braunfels that several people came up saying they had been waiting for us to do something,” he said
"They were tickled to death to see the problem solved. This is probably mote gratifying than anything we get out of an arrest,” said Bowen.
Also confiscated in the incident was a 1982 Jeep pickup, a 1982 Ford pickup and another unknown vintage while pickup.
The names of the men arrested have not been released. Bonds will be set this
District 2 council seat to be decided tomorrow
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Residents on the south side of New Braunfels will head to the polls Saturday to elect a new person to the District 2 council seat.
Running for the seat are local business owner Mary Serold and former District 2 city councilman Dan Bremer. Both candidates have been busy campaigning this week.
“I just encourage the citizens in District 2 to get out and vote and express their opinion. I hope they will evaluate both candidates and make a decision on who they think can best serve them,” said Bremer.
Serold said she believes if people want change they should cast their ballots in ha favor.
“If you want to see the bullying stop and healing begin, we’ve got to have fresh thoughts end fresh ideas to do it Going back to the past and what we had is not a healing proem. It's not whit District 2 need! and not wha the city needs,” she said
“I do believe in the power of the human spirit end do believe the people of District 2 deserve bena thin wha they hive been getting,” she
Serold, 43, of the owner cf Mary's Kritta flippers, a pet
39, works a purchaser for the State of Texas where he deals with the purchase of agricultural commodities.
He served on the city council for 14 months before being
43, of the i
grooming shop. She his never held a political office big I worked on several campaigns, including the effort lait fell to have Bremer recalled from his city council sees. Bremer,
recalled in November.
In a past issue, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung posed reveal questions to etch cuxfchteconoemiiN ti* issues feeing New Braunfels.
In the article, Biema stated he believes the city council needs to concentrate on working togetha and working tor the city. He also laid he would like to work for a no tax Increase budget and would like to see enhanced crime prevention in District 2. fibroid fiiri aha thf council TWffrif 1ft
more “politeness” toward each otha. She said during ha term she would like to ere the mayor elected rn large and said she wants people to know their voioec mttta.
The election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday ^Memorial Primary, locoed et. 1900. South Walnut Street.
Single-member district plan approved for CISD
By ROBI MARU BASH
On Tuesday, Jan. ll, U.S. District Judge Bd Prado approved the eingle-membcr district election plan submitted by the Comal Independent School District
According to CISD administration the district has not bean officially notified that Prado rigned the orda.How-
evcr, according to Prado’s office, the parties signed the agreed settlement list week and Prado rigned end Issued the orxkr on Jan. ll.
Carmen Tones, Domingo end Gloria Herrera had filed suit on Jan. I, 1993, asking the court to adv tingle-member district representation.
A committee including Domingo Herrera worked with the district's lawyers and demographers to develop
and recommend the plan which wee ultimately approved by the CISD board
The change will affect the upcoming school board election in May with three seen up for election. For example, board member Tora Potter who leridM in the new District 7 will not bs able to nm for re-election when his tem expires bookies the District 7 MB ii not up for election in May.
CISD officials clean up dump site near school
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Comal Independent School District officials have successfully cleaned up a so-called dump site that was found near Smithson Valley Middle School this week, according to Roy Linnartz, maintenance and operations director for CISD.
According to Linnartz, the site was approximately 600 yards from the school. He also said the term dump site may be deceiving since many of the items there had been stacked neatly by school maintenance workers.
However, County Sanitarian Monica Wallace said by her definition, the area is a dump site.
'There was scrap metal, wood, tires and paint cans there,’ she said.
Wallace ordered the area cleaned after she visited the site Wednesday.
“The maintenance department had removed lumber from the bleachers and didn’t want to dispose of it because it was usable,” said Linnartz. “There were tires there. Some of them were school district tires. .. Some of the tires were ones other folks had dumped out there,” he said.
Linnartz also said there was sand in the ares that was to be used for the
baseball field and there was some metal that had formerly been used in the school's metal shop also in the area.
He explained there were also two bum piles that were IO lea in diameter, the piles of metal were in an area about five feet wide and 30 feet long and the tires were stacked up tike a wall. Linnartz also said school personnel had picked up those tires that had been strewn around by otha people and stacked them.
“Some of the items were some public dumping. It was not all the school district’s,” he said.
Wallace said after tim tile is domed, she will ga a soil sample to be tm-Tyzed She said she will mea with an official from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission this week to have the testing conducted. However, she said she does not believe the site is dangerous.
“I don’t think the kids were in any donga. It did na build up any methane gas,” she said.
Wallace said no citations will be iswed becasse the city school district is cooperating in cleaning up the site.
Wallace received notice of the dumpsite late Tuesday evening. She sud a call was received from an anonymous source.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144