New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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16 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, January 15, 1997
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years ■ Mane of KIHt Davie
Vol 145, No 45
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Editorial ........... 4A
Comics ....... 4B
Market Place .....5B-8B
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitimg extends birthday wishes to: Carol ( icrwonky, I voids tater, Mark I sykir,Kirk fevix, Sharlon Bartefc Whee-aas, Evert* Henwndcr (belated),, Ida Christopher, Trey Hartman, Happy anniversary wishes go to: Karen and Richard Pruitt (3 an).
To have a blrlhtlay or anniver-nary Hued here, rail 621 9144,
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NOU reports pumping 2 576 mNon galena ol surface eraser Tuesday, and 3061 ms Ion gaflons ot wel waler were used
Chamber ftNMtquot tick til ah tilt
Tickets for the 78th Annual Mew Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Banquet set for Jan 24 at the Civic Center remain on sale until Fri*
theme for the banquet is Invest Wisely Ifs Your Business "
Highlights will include multiple audiovisuals and award presentations including the Beaserung Award winner. This "citizen of the year" award is kept secret until the time of the presentation and is awarded each year to a person who has made a significant contribution to the community.
The event is usually a sell-out so get your tickets early.
Call the Chamber office at 625-2385 for more information.
TV na* Toma frow Fund
The Comptroller s Office i6 offering brochures and applies tions for the Texas Tomorrow Fund
The program allows Texas families to provide for their chil dren's future college education at a current fixed cost
The current enrollment period ends Fab 18, 1997.
For more Information or an application, contact the Texas Tomorrow Fund at (800) 445 GRAD (4723), or Rep Edmund KuempeTa office at (512) 483-0802
The New Braunfels Jaycees are celebrating Jaycee Week through Saturday
Make a world of difference right here at home by joining ti ie Jaycees ,
For more information join us at 8 p m Jan. 25 at the Coma County Fairgrounds, music by the Texas Knights, or call 608 4747 There is a $5 cover charge.
Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have its "For Kids' Sake seminars. They will run twice a month for the next two months,
This seminar is to teach parents how to help their children through the transitions of divorce
PEC restores electric service to victims of icy weather
By DAVID DftEKUNDER
Severs! Pcdcrnulc* Electric < <*»p~ crud vc customers had their power restored on Monday night a week after icy conditions tell thousands ol ens lomcrs oui in the dark I'M spokesman Hill I uimingliam said work crews restored power on Monday night to residents iii Williamson, Burnet and I ainpasus counties All three counties .lie part ol tin* PFX service area Some cooperative customers were effect od in < oriuil < minty
I here were power outage* in the Spring Branch area and those prof) Ictus had been Fixed be hue Monday Iliere were no report* ol (tower out ages iii the < allyou I ake area, t un Hingham said “The ones we were restoring have been out the longest, some had been out probably lour or live days,' ( un* Hingham said ( unmnghani said woik crews fin ished reaching customers iii Ila1 most isolated ar tits* of ti ic coupcruli vc' s 4J X X F square-mile service area M*alday
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Garden Ridge seeks solution to stray animal problem
Dy DAVID DC KUN06A
GARDEN RIDGE An increase in the number of stray animals and loose dog* in the city lias given Councilman Jay Ecihelman anti Mayor Jay P. Millikm the incentive to improve the facilities stray animals are put in.
Millikm said he bis seen die number of stray animals in the city more than double tn I WA, which he said was the wont year for stray animals.
“I would ley we had 30 to 40 stray anmia!* (in 19%),” Millikm said The mayor said in previous year* the city hid to deal with an average of 20 animals.
Minikin said it has gotten so sen*
oui thai (tic city is about leady to crack down
"I lie city is going to start to enforce its animal control ordinance/’ he said “We spend an excessive amount of time tracking down frets and stray animals/*
Ibis year the city put two 6-by-2-bs»t cages for stray animals iii buck of the Garden Midge Water Company Building, which is located next to city hall,
The cages are covered with tarp which is used to shield the stray animals from the elements
‘This is better than we hail before when we put them on a long leash," (tie mayor said.
Feihelrnan said he wants to see the
facilities upgraded so thai the animals can live in sanitary conditions until tltcy are identified by their owners or adopted
"We have ii rink base (under the cages)," I eibchiMH said as hi pointed to IWK.* cage "Wlien dr ikig goes to die bathroom line is no way to disinfect it We need to upgrade die facilities. We need to have concrete pad* face down with (he cages on (Ik* pads,
"Then we need to purchase a couple of fiberglass igloo dog house* which cost* Wa piece, I hen we can disinfect diem I hen a roof needs to be put on which would provide protection for the animals from tile clement* "
Improvements iii die cages would make it belier tor tile animals, Fcibcl-
"We want to have sanitary conditions were dr frets are returml vs idiom any sanitary problems," lie said.
I cibclman said lie. dr mayor, < tty Secretary ( lins Boring arui other city employees have taken animals into their hours when dr weather has (ak en a turn for dr worse
"We do everything in our power to liiul the owners and bud someone to adopt the pets so thai they won I trave to go lo New Braunlels (to the ( omal ( ounty Animal Control)," I etbehnan said "We have been fairly success
Millikm said the improvements lo the cages will be done through donat
ed labor and materials
"Some city money will be used for the concrete ami the kennel Millikm said
Feihelrnan said lie and Milldam chased down a blue In k hound on I M HMN last week be I orc it got hurt
The councilman also said that liar den Midge residents had adopted one poodle and a cocker spaniel before dry lard to lr destroyed.
Millikm said people need to register then iris so that when they are lost tim owner* can lr found immediate
On Feh 22, the city will qxmsor a clinic (or pct immunization* and registration* at the Maul Davis < ny Park on
Vehicle burglaries on the rise
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in New Braun felt, and employees about 160 employees. Die (baby will operate in cofunction with a specialty glass liber plant in Spain, tinder the name of Owene Coming Fabrics. However, Silent! said, (he local plant will not clote,
"At of right now, we're still bulling (at possible improvement*)/' said Slicer!!. "We bought the if Hents si of helping it grow We' the current facilities "
Jack Jenks, vice president of Owens Conung and general manager for Owens Corning Fabrics, said Owens (riming Fabrics should improve the service
VWM - * Wend! Weott, corarataucatbns specialist for
dl&f' ■. OtWRRCoiidRg* aa*d Owen* Gening took over aompfef ownership of the local Knytex ( unripe-
\ * Ap felfow Braunfels rat Jim. 9. The terms of the
buy-out were not discbaad.
“ "Wa were joint Vcurara partners with Hexed,
and Knytex was our joint venture," said Si bott. "Wa did buy oui our partner’s interests in that '"■'tom ■ ■» joint venture "
gad ha prat* Knytex, which produces specialty fabric * com-
f rahiforcfld posed of single or multiple layers of glass fiber gmployara including fiber glum lion botbcs, is headquartered
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By ABE LIVY
This past year's cnmc statistics show a steady increase from 1995 in the number of reported motor vehicle burglaries during the late spring to late fall months. However, the numbers were bas than half during the December shopping rush, normally a peak time, officials said.
Between the months of May and June. New Braunfels experienced an average of 14 more motor vehicle burglaries last year during that same time period.
A significant number occurred in parking lots, such as H-E-B Grocery at 651 S. Walnut Ave City officials said the peak times arc during the summer when thousands of tourists frequent the arca and fill parking lots to capacity and during the Thanksgiving and Chrisma* seasons when many people shop throughout the day.
"We had more people in this community than people realize arid with that more opportunity for victimization." said Ibm
Ferguson, assistant to the city manager and a spokesman for the New Braunfels Police Department "With the increase in the retail industry and water recreational industry, we’re going to sec more people here even in limes of low water flow," Sgt. John Mcl achern of (he New Braunfels Police Department said many break-ins occur during the day when vehicles are parked in unattended lots Mc Eat: hem urged motorists to avoid leaving valuables in their automobiles or at least keep them from plain view McEachcm said many of the thieves who target automobile properly run iii small groups that look for vehicles parked in remote areas with low lighting.
(hat situation make* it easy for them to steal property quickly arui without much risk
Ferguson said the car burglaries arc Turn to Vahlda, Page 2A
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