New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from tho Horald-Zoitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Held! Mann, Mark Noble (14th!), Kevin Schriewer, Joshua Camareno (2 years!), Gladys Reininger, Carmen Valendez, Michael Sanchez, Bridgette Malcom, David Seal, Thomas Jacobsen, Barry Schwartz, Timothy Clingier.
Projoct Graduation pop rally sot
A Project Graduation pep rally will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Luby's Cafeteria.
Judge Carter Casteel will serve as emcee for the fundraising event and will be joined by both school district superintendents as well as principals of all three high schools.
All arca students as well as the general public are inv ited to attend.
Quilt guild to moot Saturday
The New Braunfels Arca Quilt Guild meets the 3rd Saturday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the New Braunfels Christian Church Fellowship Hall on Loop 337. Membership is open to everyone
The Wednesday Quilting Bee meets every Wednesday afternoon from lp m. to4 p m. Visitors are welcome
Book Review Club to meet Tuesday
The Book Review Club will meet at the Senior Citizen’s Center, 655 Landa Street. Tuesday, Jan. 24. 1995, from 10:00 a m -11:30 a rn. Coffee will be served at 9:30. Howard Schulz will review "Those Who Love" by Irv ing Stone. Plan to bring a friend with you. Guests will be asked for a donation of $2 OO.
FPO Youth Choir are taking orders for Super Subs
The members of the High School Youth Council of First Protestant Church are taking orders for Super Sub Sandwiches for Super Bowl Sunday.
Sales proceeds will be used to support PPC Youth Projects and the S O S., Inc. Community Food Bank.
Cost per 12-inch sandwich is $6 OO. Send your order (with payment) to: SUPER SUB SANDWICH, First Protestant Church, 172 W. Coll St., New Braunfels, TX 78130. Sandwiches can be picked up after the 10:30 service, January 29 (Super Bowl Sunday).Woman's evening Bible study set
The non denominational, women’s evening Bible study, “JOURNEY WITH DIRECTION," continues to meet at First Protestant Church, in the Family Life Center. The one-hour study begins at 7 p.m. All women are invited, regardless of church affiliation or knowledge of the Bible.
The study is taught by Marty Lindley. For more information, call 609-7729.
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Comal County Grand Jury issues IO indictments for January
The Comal County Grand July issued the following indictments earlier this month, including;
Juan Sandoval, 32, 2524 W. Katy, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)
Joe Espinosa, IS, 206 McGaugh, Theft of a Firearm Pablo Romero. 38, 303 Lee St., Driving While Intoxicated Ray Gutierrez, 21, 741 Samuels, Driving While Intoxicated Susan Swientek, 21, San Antonio, Possession of a Controlled Substance
Gilbert Mederez, 17, 2524 Katy, Aggra vated Assault w ith a Deadly Weapon Juan Hernandez, 24, 792 S. Seguin, Burglary of a Building
Norman Williams, 40, 343 Winston, Canyon Lake, Driving While Intoxicated (Subsequent Offense)
Ralph Quintana, 51, San Antonio, Driving While Intoxicated (Subsequent Offense)
Robert Cisneros, 41, Austin, Unauthorized Use of a VehicleAdvisory boards to get new members Feb. 27
The following appointments to advisory boards will he up for consideration at the Feb. 27, 1995, city council meeting
■ One member to be appointed to the Historic l andmark Commission, a partial term ending April 7, 1988 The applicant must represent the Comal County Historical Commission.
■ One member to be appointed to the New Braunfels Airport Advisory Board, a partial term ending May 12, 1996.
■ Two members to be appointed to the City of New Braunfels Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, full terms ending Jan. 22, 1995.
For residents wishing to apply for these positions, applications are available in the office of the city secretary and must be delivered to the city secretary’s office by noon, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1995.Jordan sentenced to IO years for charge of pot possession
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Willie Rue Jordan, 62, was sentenced yesterday to ten years in prison for possession of 103 pounds of marijuana. Judge Robert Pfeuffer presided in the case.
New Braunfels police officers pulled Jordan over for failing to wear a seat belt on Dec. 16, 1993.
He was charged with aggravated possession of not less than 50 but not more than 200 pounds of marijuana and subsequently convicted.
Officer Bobby Gallegos of the Alamo Area Gang Task Force (AAGTF) was resued from his patrol car last night using the Jaws of Life after a severe coli-sion, according to the Comal County Sheriffs Department. He was the passenger in a Task Force patrol which was hit by a truck driven by Gordon L, McCleary Jr. of Canyon Lake at approximately 9:20 p.m. last night. Officer Charles Ohlenberg, driver of the Task Force patrol car, was transported to McKenna Hospital where he was treated and released. McCleary was transported by Canyon Lake EMS to McKenna Hospital where he was treated and released. The Task Force Patrol car was called last night to assist Sergeant Don Reynolds, who was dispatched to a family disturbance call. McCleary apparently turned left In front of the Task Force patrol car. striking the vehicle. Gallegos was transported by Air Life to University Hospital, where he awaits corrective surgery. Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
to return to Plaza Sunday
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The Plaza Fountain will return to town this weekend.
The fountain, destroyed by an accident involving a reported drunken driver in November, is scheduled to return to its home on the Plaza Sunday.
Ins Schumann, who works with the Sophicnburg Archives, said the fountain has been restored once again and will sit in the center of town, just in time for the beginning of many Sesquicentennial events through the year.
“The main thing is it is back," she said. “I still say it is a unifying symbol of our community.”
City Parks and Recreation Director David Whatley said a crane from Word Construction will begin setting the several pieces Monday afternoon. Tuesday, other work including repairs of the outer pool wall and painting will start.
Whatley said the entire project will take one to two weeks to finish. Adjustments must be made with the water flow before the fountain can work completely.
Ott Plumbing will also be working with the project, which paid through the city’s insurance.
The nearly one hundred-year-old fountain was first restored and returned to the Plaza in April of 1994, hut was then shattered in the late-night accident in November.
Robinson Iron. Inc., the company from Alabama who restored the fountain the first time, repaired the fountain again. Schumann said they first thought the fountain would not be ready before April.
Now, the fountain will be working for the many Sesquicentennial events including Founder’s Day, March 21.
“That’s one reason we moved all the pieces out so quickly,” said Whatley.
“We were hoping to meet that (April) deadline "
EUWD nearing completion of rain, streamflow gauge project
By CRAIG HAMMETT
In May of 1972, 12 inches of rain fell between New Braunfels and Canyon Lake within an hour. The resulting tlotxl w aters of the Guadalupe killed more than a dozen people that fateful night Such disasters will hopefully never liappcn again, and new measures taken by the Edwards Underground Water District will help toward that goal
Hie EUWD has nearly completed work installing almost UM) rain and streamflow gauges throughout the county, said Bobby Bader, EUWD Director of Field Operations.
I he gauges can measure both streamflow and rainfall and send the information back to the EUWD office every 15 minutes.
“We’re getting data back already,” lie said. "They will give us the rate of intensity (of water flow or rain)." Bader said the National Weather Ser
vice in New- Braunfels w ill use information gathered from the gauges as can many other agencies.
“Individual counties are very much interested in flood control," said Bader.
Low -w ater crossings throughout the county can become flixxled very quickly by sudden storm bursts. These gauges will allow officials at EUWD headquarters to track them.
Several years ago, a busload of children on vacation were swept away by
the raging (luadalupe River near Comfort. The Upper Guadalupe now has a similar gauge system in place. Bader said once the system is in full operation, school superintendents, fire marshalls ami sheriffs will all be notified of high water readings.
There are also other programs the EUWD plans to use. Another part of the system includes establishing a network of wells iii the aquifer that can he monitored. This w ill allow scientists to track the movement of underground
water after rainfall enters the recharge zone, something that has been very hard to do in the past.
Bader said this will enable the EUWD to study the effects of rainfall over the aquifer.
Also, gauges will be set up in New Braunfels at the smaller creeks. By measuring runoff from these smaller creeks, officials can subtract the amount from the flow of Comal Springs and obtain a more accurate readingThe Marketplace Classifieds - One-stop shopping five days a week!