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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Schlitterbahn plans July 4th activities - SeeINSIDE Obituaries............2A Opinion..............4    A Comics..............6A Sports..............7-8A Classifieds..........4-8BSTAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Terri Balm os, Bill Groff, Doug Fellers, Erin Stockberger, George Gayton, Katherine Daniels, Mario Garza Sr., Maria Gomez (Saturday), Pearl Beiersdorfer (Saturday), Anna Mae Casey (belated). Organizers for ACS gala seeking rsvp Anyone having received an invitation to the American Cancer Society’s Summer Starlight Gala on Aug. 13 should send in rsvp’s now, organizers have said. Monies raised from the event will be used to assist cancer patients in Comal County. Call 629-5717 for more information. Mission Valley Homemakers meet The Mission Valley Extension Homemakers Dub will meet July 6 at IO a .rn. in the county extension meeting room. Members are to bring a covered dish, eating utensils and three items for silent auction. For more information, contact Gloria Dietz at 625-8492. NBISD defensive driving courses set The New Braunfels ISD Community Education Program will offer a defensive driving course Tuesday and Thursday, July 6 and 8, from 6 p.m. to IO p.m., and on Saturday, July IO from 8 a.rn. to 4:30 p.m. All courses will be conducted at the education center, 430 West Mill. Bill Hightower is the instructor. Call 620-6200 or Mr. Hightower at 625-81 IO for more information. Republican Business Women meeting set The Republican Business Women of Comal County will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 13 at 7 pm. in the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Company Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Cindy Brockwell, Administrative Assistant to Senator Jeff Wentworth. She will speak on the Senate and the Senate hearings. The public is invited. CISD defensive driving courses set The Comal Independent School District will conduct defensive driving classes on July 13 and July 15 in the board room of the CISD Administration Building. The course will be taught by Charlie Rose. For more information or to enroll, call 625-8576 or 625-8081. Habitat for Humanity moating There will be a public meeting of Comal County Habitat for Humanity today at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Dittlinger Memorial Library. Anyone interested in eliminating poverty housing in Comal County in invited to attend. Call 625-7005 for more (The New Braunfels Herald Ie Hung Invites its nadirs to submit turns to StammUsch. According lo tho Sophlenburg Archives and members of the German community, mStarnrntischmrepresents a sd-ting place for members cf the community lo gather and than the day's happenings We Invite you to share with us , Full agenda set for Saturday, SundayVeterans Walk dedication starts Sunday activities By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Veterans Memorial Dedication will be held on July 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Prince Sol ms Park. The dedication will begin with the Fifth United States Army Band concert which will last approximately 45 minutes. The cue for the audience to stand for the National Anthem will be the band’s next to last selection, “America.” Following the National Anthem, there will be a 21-gun salute. American Legion 14th District Chaplain Harold Kail will say the dedication prayer. Introductions of the Fifth United States Army Band Commander Chief Warrant Officer 4 Don- Saturday activites highlighted by parade, march, playing of the bells On Saturday, July 3, the New Braunfels Fourth of July Celebration will start at 9:20 arn. with the playing of the Court House bells by Jeff Stratemann and then the band concert will start at 9:30 a.m. At 9:45 the parade begins from the 1929 City Hall, now the Sophicnbuig Archives, and will go to the Plaza where a program will include speeches, singing, posting the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Rudy Seidel will speak and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Mary Beth Smith of the Voice Faculty at Southwest Texas University will sing the “National Anthem”, “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless Amer ica . Descendants of the 1895 Fountain Committee will be introduced and Mike De La Garza will give the patriotic speech. At the conclusion of the program at the Plaza, members of American Legion Post 179, American Legion Post 35, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11050, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 163 and all other veterans and patriots will march on to the Veterans Monument in Prince Solms Park for Veterans memorial ceremonies. ald E. Barton and Band Sgt. Major Susan Rueger will precede the posting of the colors by Comal American Legion Post 179, Post Commander Charles Burgess and Color Guard Commander Ray Robinson, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110, Post Commander Konstanty Haniewich, and the Sons of the American Revolution in their Continental Army uniforms, President Mike Clark. Special guests at the ceremony will B See Schlitterbahn July 4th activities, page 3A include Sen. Jeff Wentworth, Rep. Edmund Kuempel, County Judge Carter Casteel, the County Commissioners, Mayor Rudy Seidel, the New Braunfels City Council, Councilman-elect James Goodbread, and the New Braunfels Park Board, Chairman Hal Herbelin. Major Fred A. Lingner will introduce Lexi Hampel, a sixth-grade New Braunfels Middle School student who won an essay contest on her favorite veteran hero, Col. Ralph Parr, USAF Ret’d. Parr will also be introduced. The guest speaker for the dedication will be Brig. General Armin Puck. Following Puck’s speech, the United States Fifth Army Band will play Taps and then continue their concert until dark ending the ceremonies with the “Stars and Stripes Forever” selection which will signal the beginning of the fireworks display. Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Stealing the show? Thrss local youths enjoying Thursday night's performance by country and western band Savannah Rose at Landa Park may have stole the crowd's attention while keeping the rythm of the music. The concerts will continue every Thursday through September. Goodbread hearing postponed today A hearing concerning a quo warranto action filed against city council member James Goodbread by two city council members was delayed this morning because of complications in attorneys' schedules. The hearing was originally scheduled to be heard at IO a.m. today. It has not been tentatively rescheduled for Thursday but is subject to change again. The hearing is expected to decide whether or not James Goodbread can take his seat on the city council as a holdover candidate. Goodbread’s eligibility for the seat became an issue after a lawsuit was filed questioning whether he is able to serve because of a decision by city voters to limit the terms of city council members Arson suspect could now face murder charge By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer_ A Comal County Jail inmate confessed Tuesday to committing an arson in Ohio that resulted in the death of a woman. Dean Robert Weaver, 30, a former resident of Lakeview Park near Canyon Lake, confessed to a house fire in Findlay, Ohio. The subject is currently being held in jail for committing a series of arsons in Comal County. New Braunfels police arrested Weaver on June IO. He was arrested for committing five arsons between April 28 and May 31. He is still awaiting trial. The fires occurred at mobile homes. No one was injured in the incidents. The arsons are classified as second degree felonies and carry a sentence of two to 20 years and a $10,000 fine. If Weaver is tried in Ohio, he could be facing capital murder charges, according to Comal County Fire Marshal Milton Willman. Capital murder charges are filed when a person kills a person while in the course of committing another crime. Commissioners accept resignations Wednesday By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners addressed several personnel issues at Thursday’s Commissioners Court meeting Beverly McNamara of Emergency Medical Services District #1 and Tom Edwards of Comal County Rural Fire Prevention District #4 resigned their positions. Commissioners accepted both resignations with regret and appointed Eugene Pearsall of Canyon City to complete Edwards term. EMS District #1 is looking for a replacement for McNamara. Commissioners authorized the hiring of a part-time clerk for the Public Health Department to alleviate the workload which has become disruptive due to the position being open for sometime having been vacated last year. Approval was also granted to begin advertising for an Indigent Health Care Eligibility Specialist with salary negev tiable subject to personnel verification of job description level. In other business, Commissioners directed the County Engineer to proceed with the design phase of the engi neering contract for the drainage improvements to the Sattler Tributary, ratified County Judge Carter Casteel’s letter of June 21 to the Coleman Company allowing a 30-day extension to their property tax abatement agreements in cider to allow for construction completion, authorized an agreement with Lawrence Auto Title Service, Inc for auction of abandoned vehicles and authorized the purchase of a patrol vehicle from Reserve funds to replace wrecked patrol vehicle #132. Those filing the suit believe the term limitations should be retroactive and should include Goodbread who has already served four terms on the council. The quo warranto action was filed by Council members Dan Bremer and Butch Benitez The issue will be heard in the 207th District Court. A visiting judge will be called in to hear the caseDangerous inspiration What makes some visitors to the Guadalupe River want to brave a 40-45 foot jump from a cliff where others have been seriously injured or died? What can be done to stop it? The Herald-Zeitung addresses these questions and more in a special report in Sunday's edition. New Braunfels 16 Pages in two sections ■ July 2,1993Herald-Zeitung 33    Serving    Comal    County    ■    Home    of    Phil    Baker Vol. 141, No. 160For news, subscription or advertising information, call 625-9144 ;