New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 21, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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. 21,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of HEIDI MANN
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeftiing!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Heidi Mann, Kenneth Brinkkoeter, Jeremy Schneh (18 years!), Connie Young, Gordon Brandenburg, Fran Kaybr, Charlene Scott, David Gene Supulner, Randy Janas (Saturday), Brandon Wahrmund, Sybil Typo (Saturday).
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Friends for Rivers, the nonprofit group which organizes the annual clean-up of the lower Guadalupe River, is off to an exciting start this year with new leadership, new goals and new aspirations. Join us at our first meeting of the year on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Herb Schneider Room of Victoria Bank
St Trust. Come meet our new officers, learn about our various committees and hear about our goals. All members and interested persons who care about the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers and Canyon Lake are invited to attend.
For mote information, contact President Dave Davenport at 609-0543 (day), (210) 420-3525 (evening), or Donna Murphy at 906-4315.
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San Antonio St. to b* clo—d Sunday
San Antonio St. will be closed to through traffic between Academy Avenue and Castell Avenue starting 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23,1994, until IO am. the next morning. Closing times are to be repeated for three consecutive days. Detour route via West Mill Street Stores and parking will be accessible as normal.
Itnlor CHlzans to Host dane* Sunday
The Comal County Senior Citizens Center will have a dance on Sunday, Jan. 23 from 3 to 6 pm. Gruene’s Crossing will be the band playing the western and requested music.
Included will be some music for line dancers, also. Come join the fun. The Snack Bar will be opemBYOB
Nursing progam to Ho Hold Fob. I at NMSD
RNs and LVNs - Earn Contact hours. “Nursing Law & You” will be held on Feb. 1,1994, at NBISD Education Center, 430 West Mill Street. Cos: $20. Time: 6:30-8:30
This has been approved by Texas Nurses Assoc, for 2 A hours.
Call (210) 6204200 (br mon lnfcnnidoo. UM backdoor entrance i
Community OHoralo oonoort oat Fob. •
The New Braunfels Community Chorale will have a oonoert Sunday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church.
Tickets will be available at Chi-na-N-Things in Lands Plan.
(The New Braunfels Herald-2eitun§ Invites Us readers lo submit Items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives end members cf the Germen community, "Stammtisch" represents a sluing plum for members cf the community to gather and share the day's happen lags. Wa Invite you to shore with as)
Woman injured in collision
Herakt-Zoitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
A two-car accident took place yesterday at approximately 1:22 pm when a 1068 Cad Mac driven by Sarah Gonzales and a 1965 Dodge driven by Albino Guerrero collided In front of Wurst halls on Lands St Anglers Guerrero was taken by New Braunfels emergency personnel to McKenna Memorial Hospital where aha was treated and releaaad. No other Injuries were reported.
Flu cases starting to decline, county
By JENNIFER ROM PEL Staff Writer
The number of flu cases being repotted to the Comal County Health Department are beginning to decrease, according to County Nurse Shel McWilliams.
McWilliams said 120 cases of the flu have been reported during the first 14 days of January. In December, more than 437 cases were reported
County officials have not declared a flu epidemic in Comal County.
McWilliams said it is difficult to know exactly how many cases of the flu have occurred in Comal County.
“We don’t get all the cases reported,” she said. “It looks like it is decreasing based on the numbers."
McWilliams said other officials are expecting the flu vims will continue to be spread until Mardi or April. She also said the county health office still has about 50 doses of vaccine for flu shots.
According to McWilliams, the number of people getting flu shots is decreasing.
“We are even having individuals who finally got in to get their shots and still got the flu. They didn’t develop their immunity fast enough," he said.
There are three types of flu viruses - A, B and C. Types A and B produce a more serious illness. Type C symptoms a*e mild.
Symptoms of flu usually develop within one to three days after being exposed to the virus. The symptoms include, muscle aches, fever, nasal congestion, sore thrust, chest tightness, cough, headache and chills.
Symptoms will range from mild to severe depending on the person. Symptoms will usually last for two to seven days.
A person with the flu should rest, stay warm arx! drink plenty of liquids. Symptoms of the flu can be treated with over the counter medicines.
In addition to the flu, McWilliams said there have been cases of both respiratory and internal viruses reported. She ■id in these cares, the length of the illness varies. In the ease of the intestinsl viruses, the symptoms include Muses, vomiting, aches and especially back aches.
The big one
ImN Bakie! (Mi) and Brand pound yellow oetfleh, oeught yesterday c •eld ll took ell of flue minutes to haul the fish In.
Herald Behung photo by JOHN HUSETH
ImN Bo Idol (left) and grandson Kenneth Beidel (right) show eft a 4*
‘ I Dunlap by Imli. Ho
Commissioners authorize two resolutions
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Blaff Writer
The Comal County Commissioner's Court authorized two resolutions Thursday allowing for the submission of requests for the purv chase of youth services grant and the diversionary program officer.
According to Juvenile Probation Officer Carol Robson the diversionary program grant will provide fonding for an additional officer. The salary for this officer wm added into this year's county budget with the intention that the juvenile probation office would apply for the grant.
The oounty will still be responsible for proving 20 percent of the fonding for the portion and the state will provide 80 percent The giant for the purehaae of youth services will be used for the purchase of psychological counseling and diversionary services. This grant is appropriated through the Alamo Area Council of Government!. Thii year's fonding wil be $6,682. Last year, the county lecdvsd $7,006.
In other hn<weff. the court also authorized the application for the fourth year of fonding of the juvenile officer grant to the Criminal Justice Division of Ow Governor's Office.
Abbott suit dismissed by judge
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The court tabled the presentation and scoop* ■dos of original petitions by Lob M Duffn» a resident of Canyon Lake. Duggan was scheduled to present petitions to the court concerning dissolving the Water Oriented Recreation District.
The preservation was tabled because tbs wording on tl4 agenda wm not dear enough, according to Comal County Judge Caner Cancel.
Duggan told tbs court aha differed with the Judge's pothkm She is expected to bring the petitions beck to the ooutt it next week's meeting.
A district court judge dismissed with prejudice a counter suit filed by a local river outfitter against Comal County and the Water Oriented Recreation District during a hearing held this week.
By dismissing the case with prejudice, the Abbott! are prohibited from pursuing the case further in state district court.
The Abbott’s own Abbott’s River Outfitters, which has two locations, one on River Road and one on Highway 306.
According to County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander, the case began last summer when W.O.R.D. filed a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Abbotts from opening their river outfitters business last summer. The restraining order was put in place because the Abbott’s had not paid W.O.R.D. fees and had not gotten a permit, he said.
The Abbott’s then filed a counter claim. A hearing wm later held and a temporary injunction wm put in plaoe. However, at that time, the judge determined the Abbott’s could stay in business if they paid back taxes and current taxes into a registry beld by the district clerk. The Abbotts agreed and paid $6,000 in beck taxes and continued to make quarterly payments.
The Abbott’s counter claim wm then denied because the allegations were not specific enough. A deadline wm put in place to allow the Abbott'! to bring another petition to the court.
The Abbott’s did not meet the deadline and the case wm dismissed with prejudice Tuesday. A new petition was brought to the court Tuesday; however, the judge would not accept it, said Rheinlander.
According to Rheinlander, the temporary injunction is still in place and the Abbotts set Bill required to pay mea. He said he plans to ask the judge to make the injunction permanent so that they will be requited to adhere to W.O.FLD. tules and reputation? ip older to stay in busineM.
As a requirement af the temporary injunction, the Abbott! will also be required to undergo an independent audit A suit is still pending in a Travis County district court concerning the constitutionality of W.O.R.D. This case has been filed by several Comal County residents and names the stete of TexM m defendants.
Efforts to reach the Abbotts’ were unsuccessful sa of prest time.
Police warn against roofing scam in city
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Blaff Writer
Area residents are asked to be on the lookout for a person believed to have conducted a “roofing scam" in the west side of New Braunfels.
The scam allegedly occurred on Jan. 13 and involved an elderly couple, according to Sgt. John Villarreal of the New Braunfels Police Department.
Villarreal said one of the victims reported she had looked out her window and saw a man on the roof. He said she confronted the man and told him she had just her roof leA^ed.
According to Villarreal, the victim said the man told her he wu the son of the contractor who had done the previous work and due he wm checking the status of the roof.
He nid the man teen told the woman the roof on bv Bud wywffd some work. According to Villarreal, the men 4mi conducted the work and chined the woman's husband $760.
While he wm tt the home, fee man aUagMly felted a diabetic reectk* so th* he couW get into the house. However, nothing has been reported missing from Bm home VUlaneil and the buMng inspector visited the woman's home sod found th* minimal work had bean dons to the roof. He estimated that $5 in tar had been used sod said he hid been told fee job took 20 minutia.
Tbs nun involved in tbs incident is described ae being a white male, about 30 years old, who drim a rad truck. If hi Is caught, he will bs charged with securing dis execution of a document by deception, a third degree felony.
Villarreal akl the victims are usually aldopentose, who might be lonely, more willing to talk to sttangeii or are netty intimidated.
VUlimal strewed th* in ordar for roofing wotk a) ba a scam, a pinon must be able to prove deceit.
It's extremely difficult, * beat, to pmva if tbs conrector was dishonest, purposely deoehfol or jute incompetent," ha said.
‘Than la a fine lins between criminal offense and civfl life bilby. If someone Is Just dissatisfied with tbs performance or quality of contractor's work, more often than not it's not going to ba a criminal vfoUdon," ha said.
In order to avoid thsMtypM of situation!, people should ba wary of solicitors, call the polios lf someone Is on titter property uninvited and pay amnion to the type of receipt given for payment, lf s parson believM they am being ^cammed," they should cell the polios end got the license number and description of tbs poison's vehicle.Looking for a bargain? See the Heraid-Zeitung Classifieds