New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 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; Karen Lawrence, Sheila Van Ryawyk Monday), J. Lynn Davis, Brian ■lofer, Elva Holer, Barron Bright, C. Sandy Morales,
(aren Lawrence, Valdo Perez, Karen Sims (Saturday), Brid-gette Kathleen Lanea Meyer Saturday), Charles Schwarz, Kay Neuendorf!, Daniel Vor-jahl, Juanita Weaver, Minerva *erez (Saturday), Anna Gonzales (Monday), Mary Meder Monday).
Happy Anniversary to Mike & Gerri Welsch, Tim & Charlene Pittman.
Clown Corps to entertain at Children's Museum
Victoria Bank and Trust will sponsor the Free First Tuesday in February at the Children’s Museum.
The Clown Corps will be on hand to entertain, demonstrate marionettes and make balloon sculptures.
The Clown Corps will perform at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Feb. 7 at no charge.
Paper drive aet by Boy Scouts boosters
Parent Boosters of Boy Scouts Troop 387 are holding a paper drive.
Newspaper, old phone books, catalogs and magazines may be dropped off Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the HEB parking lot.
For pick up call Tammy at 609-1204 or 620-7230.
Sesquicentennial Arbor Day ovont sot
A Sesquicentennial Arbor Day celebration will be held Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Landa Park Arboretum near Pavillion 7A.
Three trees will be planted. Members of all Garden Clubs are invited to attend, as is the general public.
Blood drive on tap today at First Protestant
First Protestant Church is sponsoring a Community Blood Drive today in the Family Life Center.
The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will accept donors from 8:30 a m. until 12:30 p.m. For information, call 609-7729.
Business counseling held Tuesdays at chamber
The business counselor from UTS A's School of Business is in the Chamber of Commerce office every Tuesday to offer counseling in topics of interest to anyone in business or considering starting a business.
Topics cover financing, personnel, business planning, taxes, expansion and many others.
The service is free and confidential. Appointments may be made by calling 625-2385.
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Lone Star kids get physical
B Not-so-physical education class at Lone Star Primary featured today, 1B
Sports Day 10A
■ New Braunfels boys move into second place with 44-40 win over Sm Valley
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38 Pages in three sections B Sunday. Jan. 29.1995 Servina Comal Countv for more than 143 years B Home of J. LYNN DAVIS
Serving Comal County for more than 143 years B Home of J. LYNN DAVIS
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Car flips, leaves one woman injured
Msmtosf of Canyon Laka EMS and San Antonio AlrLife wheal 43-year-old Sue Merriam to a helicopter et approximately 8:15 a.m. Saturday morning on FM 2673 in Startzville. Early reports from Texas Department of Public Safety said that Merriam’^ 1990 Chevy Baretta (right photo) had rolled over, but the cause of the rollover was not determined. Merriam was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center where she was listed in stable condition.
Herakl-Zoitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Retalers miss Cowboys' presence in the Super Bowl
Late-night csaid to be big problem
Proposal to cut drinking hours stems from concerns of local law enforcement
By CRAIG HAMMETT
By ROGER CROTEAU
Super Bowl Sunday means super big business for many area retailers, but some expect today to be a little less busy than the last couple of years, when business got an added boost because the Cowboys were in the big game.
“Over the past few years we’ve been very busy on Super Bowl Sunday, especially the last two years with the Cowboys," said Gary Smith, owner of Landa Station, which recently installed a new big-screen television. "But this year I detect some apathy among my patrons. Everybody had their expectations nding pretty high on the Cowboys making it a third time.
"It will be a good Sunday, but everybody was a little shell-shocked. Everybody believed nght up until the end that the Cowboys would be in it," Smith said.
At Wuest’s on Landa Street, Manager
James Beuche said Friday he had already noticed a lot of party items - dips, beer, sandwich fixings and such - had been moving. He said he does not think the absence of the Cowboys from the Super Bowl will hurt business. He said everyone will still watch the game and "I think they’ll still enjoy it. They will make a party out of it — pay a little less attention to the game and a little more to the party. The stress is gone without the Cowboys."
Over at the Watering Hall Saloon on Old McQueeney Road, owner Robert ll. Saulle said the 12-foot-screen television, and 26 other sets in the saloon will all be tuned to the big game. He expects a crowd of at least 300 people and was quick to point out that there will be specials on Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, burgers and pork chops. "The last two years we were packed I don’t know if our crowd will be down this year. I don’t think it will be,” he said
Lisa Potapa, manager at the Subway sand
wich shop, said she took five or six orders for party trays by 4:30 p m. Friday. “I don’t remember how that compares to last year It seems like it has been less busy than we thought we would be We thought we’d have more orders by now than we do have,” she said
The biggest losers from the Cow boys’ early exit from the playoffs are stores that sell items with Cowboy or Super Bowl logos on them, like the Rawlings Sporting Goods store at the outlet mall. Manager Kiln Shepler said sales have already suffered. "I wish the Cowboys were there. It would help sales a lot.” she said “Today we are selling about $50 a day in NFL stuff When the Cowboys were still in it, we were selling $ 150 to $2(X) a day in Cowboy stuff.
“We have been ordering a little bit of 49er stuff. Charger stuff just doesn’t go around here. Whoever wins. we’ll get some of their stuff, but it’s not like if the Cowboys were there."
Law enforcement officials stress late-night traffic has caused much concern in Comal County. So much so that county commissioners will conduct a I p.m. heating Thursday at the county courthouse to discuss a proposal to curtail hours for alcohol sales at bars in the county.
County Judge Carter Casteel said the hearing was initiated in response to law enforcement concerns. Members of agencies such as the Sheriff's Department and Department of Public Safety said late-night traffic is a major concern, especially those yyjio have already been drinking somewhere else.
Sheriff Jack Bremer said persons drive to Comal County bars from Hays and Guadalupe Counties and New Braunfels, where the time limit is midnight, I a m. on Saturdays. He said they do this in order to have one more hour for drinking
“My main concern is the safety of people of this county," he said.
Bremer did not say there had been an increase in disturbance calls at the county bars. Instead he cited late-night traffic as the major concern.
DPS officials have also voiced concern. Statistics compiled by DPS break down accidents according to DWI, Fatalities, Injuries, and other accidents In 1994. 142 DWI arrests were recorded on roads outside city limits, although these were spread throughout the county. Of the 12 fatalities recorded, four were alchohol related.
Still, it is hard to draw direct compulsions to late-night driving and accidents through the statistics. Most accidents on county roads occur at intersections dunng the morning and evening msh hours and at the construction areas on Interstate 35. In addition, traffic accidents in the county have increased each year as the county’s population has grown.
"It would be difficult to get official statistics just for that penod of time," said Bremer of the late-night hours.
Rather, Bremer said he relies on the reports gathered by deputies aik! the general aiiKHint of traffic or related calls seen by his office.
Bar owners in the county say traffic will not decrease but rather shift to the Interstate. Some say people will not stay in the county at all but decide to drink or go out in either Austin or San Antonio, thereby increasing the danger on 1-
-Some also say many people get off work late at night and lie to have a drink However, Bremer claims this a limited number of people.
Local history comes alive tomorrow
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Area youngsters can step back into New Braunfels history tomorrow night when author and illustrator Janice and Tom Shefelman visit Memorial Elementary.
The event is free and open to children and their parents, said Ginni Smith, Memorial librarian
Mina Jordan, the young heroine of three of Janice Shefelman’s books, immigrated to Texas from Germany in 1845.
'"A Paradise Called Texas' her first book, mentions New Braunfels,” said Memorial librarian Ginni Smith, "because the family first came to New
Braunfels." The series follows the Jordan family through homesteading and a perilous journey from the cozy cabin in the Hill Country into Comanche territory.
"The reading level of the Mina books is about third grade,’’ said Smith.
But the Shefelman’s other books cover a range of children’s reading levels.
Tom Shefelman, Janice’s illustrator, will treat children to examples of his imaginative art. He is both an architect and an illustrator — his inspiration is fueled by a love of ancient civilizations and architecture. Through his works he can take children into the exotic realms of other places and cultures.
The Shefelmans have led fascinating lives bicycling around Europe, traveling North Africa arui the Middle East; going around the world via freighter; living in a Buddhist temple.
Through their art of storytelling the Shefelmans will bring youngsters along with them on their voyages.
Two presentations will be offered to reach as many kids as possible, one at 6:30 p m and one at 7:20 p m. Monday, Jan. 30. They will be in the Memorial Elementary library, a warm, up-close and personal atmosphere
Bikiks will be available for sale, and can be signed by the audion, on request, said Smith “This event is sponsored by Toad Hall Bookstore iii Austin,” she said
Local man sentenced for pot growing operation in county
By CRAIG HAMMETT
A federal jury in San Antonio convicted Paul Wayne Akers of Comal C ounty on two counts dealing w ith the manufacture of an illegal substance, in this ease marijuana
Officers of the Sheriffs Department, Department of Public Safety, Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force, ami C apital Area Narcotics Task Force participated in the arrest July 19, 1994 on property 2.3 miles north of FM 306 near Purgatory Rd.
Officers confiscated 1,100 marijuana plants and discovered an elaborate irrigation system, said Assistant Distirct Attorney Dib Waldnp.
The DA took the case to federal court because federal laws include the number of plants, rather titan simply the weight of dried plants. In U.S. District Judge Hippo Garcia’s court, it took the jury less than two hours to convict Akers of manufacture of marijuana ami maintaining a place for the manufacture of marijuana
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