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July 6,1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of BRIAN HADA Vol. 143, No. 169
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River and aquifer information
Comal River — 308 cubic feet per second, up 4 cfs Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon monitoring well — 625.87, down .01
Circle Arts performance to help music club
New Braunfels Music Club members and other interested parties may pick up tickets for the Circle Arts Theatre’s July 13 performance of Hello, Dolly, at Johnson’s Furniture Store. Tickets are $10. Profits from this performance will benefit the club’s Music Scholarship Fund.
Hat Trick to rock in Landa Park
Rock band Hat Trick plays this week’s Concert in the Park tonight at 7:30 p.m. The show is at the dance slab in Landa Park. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair but no glass containers.
Hispanic Chamber mixer next week
The first over Hispanic Chamber Monthly Mixer will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 at the Adobe Cafe on U.S. 81.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Two burglary suspects led the Comal County Sheriff’s Department on a “merry chase” yesterday afternoon on Purgatory Road, Sheriff Jack Bremer said. “At this point we are looking at a couple of suspects but we’re still working on it,” Bremer said.
The suspects were discovered while an attempted burglary was in progress. The suspects fled.
The Sheriffs Department rallied a whole host of resources to catch them — several Sheriffs Department squad cars, state police, canine units, a U.S. Customs helicopter and undercover officers. One officer climbed halfway up a radio tower to get a better perspective on the wooded Hill Country terrain.
The search began about noon and lasted at least late into the afternoon.
“That’s rough country,” Bremer said. “It’s hard to chase through and locate people.”
Sheriff’s deputy Robert Tinnin (top photo) scans the horizon for burglary suspects Wednesday, and a U.S. Customs helicopter patrols over the hilly terrain near Purgatory Road. Another officer (far right) even climbed a radio tower for a better view.
Merald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Fourth of July gone with a bang
Firemen kept busy thanks to fireworks
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
New Braunfels residents were lucky this time.
So many people broke the local ordinance banning amateur fireworks within the city limits that New Braunfels Fire Department officials literally
When July 4 approaches ‘we hold our breath.’
_— Elroy Friesenhahn
worked overtime trying to keep up with them this July 4.
“We had numerous calls for service,” New Braunfels Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn said. “We confiscated a great deal of fireworks,” The NBFD assigned two extra overtime officers just to deal with fireworks calls, he said. The police department’s 911 operators kept “stacks” of calls waiting for fire officials to investigate. Two vehicles were kept on the road from 6 p.m. until midnight.
“None reported injuries, “Friesenhahn said. “No fires were started— at least none were reported.”
That’s just lucky. Between wind, dry conditions and the close proximity of houses in the city, fireworks could easily lead to injury or loss of property. “We try to address it but what we do has little effect to deter people.” When July 4 approaches “we hold our breath,” he said.
lummel Club to meet ruesday
he Museum Chapter of the 4.1. Hummel Club will meet uesday, July 11,1995 at the Hummel Museum. For more iformation, call the museum at >25-5636.
Celebration of 19th Amendment planned for August
CBMC Luncheon to feature Craig Sagebiel
The Christian Business Men's Committee invites you to attend the CBMC Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, July 11 at Tree Tops Restaurant. The Keynote Speaker is Craig Sagebiel, the manager of Rennert World Travel. For more information, call Ray Long at 629-1760 or Charley Pooler at 629-5725.
Dog training course starts next week
The city is offering a course in basic dog obedience taught by Stephanie Heinrich. The class will meet for eight weeks beginning July 11. Classes will meet Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Landa Recreation Center. Fee is $40. For more information, call 608-2167.
Lioness Club to gather at Ryan’s
New Braunfels Lioness Club will meet at Ryan’s on Monday, July 10 at 11 a.m.
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By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
New Braunfels women of all political stripes will converge this August to celebrate something they chensh in common — the nght to vote. “We’re very excited about it,” Main Street Director K. C. Crandall said.
Crandall is the mastermind behind the Aug. 19 celebration including a parade and musical entertainment honoring those who struggled to give women the right to vote.
The program will also highlight contnbutions of Texan and American women through the years. “Did you know that Texas had the first all-woman
Supreme Court in this nation?” Crandall said.
“And the first woman postmistress was right here in New Braunfels.”
Crandall is calling on some heavy hitters to give punch to the celebration. “We have invited Kay Bailey Hutchison and Ann Richards,” she said. “Kay Bailey’s representative was down here last week — she showed a lot of interest,”
’My dream is that Hutchison and Richards
would stand together at the end of the ceremonies and raise their hands together,” she said.
Crandall has secured a prize addition to the celebration — a traveling exhibit on the contributions of Texan women. “The exhibit is simply fabulous,” she said. “I’m trying right now to find a place for the exhibit locally and hope that is going to encourage a sponsor."
The 19th Amendment celebration should remind local residents just how much progress women have helped society make. “In the year of 1935 the two people who made the most money in the United States were Mae West and Randolph Hearst,” she said.
The logo for the celebration is designed by
another talented young New Braunfels woman, Rachel Shipley, whose work adorns Habitat for Humanity T-shirts and Youth ArtBeat posters, to mention just a few.
Crandall is calling all local women to lend their time and talents to make this celebration everything it can be — a totally fun and educational salute to women’s right to vote.
Anyone interested in participating on any level should attend tonight’s meeting at 7:30 in the City Council chambers. For more information, please call K. C. Crandall.
“I hope we can promote it in such a way that it will be fun for men, too — that they don’t think it’s just for women,” Crandall said.
Friesenhahn resigns position with County Attorney’s Office
Replacement needed soon to help with work load
By DENISE DZIUK
After several years of serving Comal County, an assistant county attorney has turned in his resignation to pursue a venture in private practice.
“I’ve gotten to a point in my career where I want to go into pnvate practice and be my own boss,” said First Assistant County Attorney David Friesenhahn.
Friesenhahn turned in his resignation last Friday and his last day working for the county will be July 14. Friesenhahn said he plans to open a pnvate practice with a main office in New Braunfels and outside offices in San Marcos and San Antonio
“When I went to law school, I always intended to open my own practice. I never intended to be prosecuting this long,” he said.
During the four-and-a-half years working with the county, Friesenhahn said he has noticed three trends among the issues dealt with by his office.
The first is a continuous increase
‘When I went to law school, I always intended to open my own practice.’
_— David Friesenhahn
in the case load. He said a big part of this is due to the strong tourism industry in the county. However, these are not just cases of drunken disorderliness. “We see all kinds of things tied to the tourism,” he said.
He said a second trend is an increase in the prosecution of family violence cases.
Friesenhahn said his offices now handle a large number of domestic cases. He said this may not mean an increase in the amount of domestic violence. Instead, it may just be an increase in the number of cases coming into the office.
The third trend deals with the increase in juvenile crime. Friesenhahn said there has been a continuous increase in juvenile cnme, and a
large percentage of these crimes appears to be gang related.
“When I came here, there was little or no gang problems. That’s been steadily getting worse and worse,” he said.
County Attorney Nathan Rheinlan-der said everyone has been very pleased with Friesenhahn’s performance.
“He’s risen as far as he can here, and I think he just decided it was time to move on. You can’t begrudge anyone for that,” Rheinlander said.
The search for a replacement is already under way.
Fnesenhahn applied for a position in Bexar County about a year ago, and the county posted a notice at that time.
Rheinlander said he would like to fill the position as soon as possible to help make a smooth transition and not overload the attorneys already on staff.
“We are fully tasked and we need to have someone positioned as soon as (Friesenhahn) leaves,” he said.
Virus outbreak in livestock makes local officials wary
By DENISE DZIUK
The movement of livestock out of the New Mexico area has been severely restricted by the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) in an effort to help contain a virus outbreak.
New Mexico has experienced an outbreak of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) within its boundaries. Effective June 29, the TAHC is formally restricting the movement of livestock from infected areas and will require health papers on all New Mexico livestock entering Texas.
Vesicular Stomatitis is a vims that causes the cow or horse to develop blisters in and around the mouth, and on the tongue, hooves and teats. The blisters eventually break and the skin sloughs. The animal will usually stop eating or drinking until the painful sores begin to heal.
The cycle of infection lasts about two weeks, and significant weight loss and production loss occurs in affected animals.
“To stop the virus from spreading, New Mexico also has set up a restrict
ed zone in its counties along the Rio Grande, where most of the infected horses have been detected,” said Dr. Terry Beals, TAHC executive director.
To support New Mexico in containing the outbreak, the TAHC has issued a quarantine of the livestock. The TAHC says New Mexico livestock may not enter Texas if the virus has been diagnosed within IO miles of the ranch or farm the animal is kept on in the past 30 days.
Comal County Extension Agent Joe Taylor said he spoke with someone at Texas A & M and was told no cases have been reported connected to this outbreak.
However, he said livestock owners are encouraged to beware of it and look for any symptoms that may show up.
Taylor said he believes the only impact it may have on Texas is from professional rodeo cowboys that may travel through New Mexico.
“They may stay in an infected area in New Mexico and then stay overnight in New Braunfels on their way to the next rodeo. That could possibly cause a problem,” he said.Delivering the promise of democracy, See Page 9.