New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 8, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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■ Vol. 141, No. 164
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Karen Nance, Kookie Bar boza, William L. Schumann, II, Kristi Hartman, Ewing Moore, Jessica Aleman (belated), Rene Garcia, Sr., Alfred ' Shortyn Freisenhahn, Happy Anniversary to Gary & Susan Weishaar.
FBC Canyon Lake 'Summershine’ set
"Summershine" will be the theme for Vacation Bible School, set for July 12 through 16 at First Baptist Church of Canyon Lake.
Activities and study are planned for children age three through sixth grade. Featured will be Bible stories and study, crafts, and much more as the carnival theme "Summershine" fun continues through the week.
Gordon Hightower, Pastor, and Janet Curtis, VBS extend to everyone an invitation. Parents are welcome.
For further information, call 964-3457.
Women in Business meeting scheduled
Canyon Lake Women in Business will hold its next meeting 11:30 a.m. to I p.m. tomorrow at the Woodlands Country Club in Canyon Lake. Guest speaker will be Ken Stewart of the Small Business Adminstration. Guests are welcome.
Please contact Pam Welch for reservations at 899-3458.
Symphony Guild memberships
The New Braunfels Chapter of the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild urges everyone to support Maestro Akira Endo and the symphony in their 1993-94 “Enchanting Season.” Memberships are available in two categories — $ 15 for active and $25 for associate.
For more information call 625-0221 or 625-64 ll.
Canoeing course pre-registration
The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering canoeing courses this summer. Session ll runs July 31 and Aug. I. Pre-registration is required and will be taken at the parks office.
For more information call 629-PARK.
Comal County ACS planning big gala
The American Cancer Society is planning their biggest fundraising event of the season. Reservations for the Starlight Gala, scheduled for Aug. 13 are now being accepted. The public is invited and monies raised from the event will be used to assisi cancer patients in Comal County.
For more information, call 629-5717.
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Help still needed for young Megan Byler
Liver transplant just one call away
By ROSE MARIE EASH
Help is still needed to cover medical expenses for one-year old Megan Byler who is awaiting a liver transplant.
Megan is the daughter of Bill Byler and Vivian Conway Byler and granddaughter of Harold and Billie Conway, all of the New Braunfels area.
She has been undergoing treatment for myleria artesia, a condition in which the liver does not fully develop.
Megan is second on the list for a liver transplant at Childrens’ Hospital in Houston according to her grandmother, Billie Conway.
She was discharged from San Antonio’s Methodist Hospital July 3.
“She’s out of the hospital now, but she’s still getting antibiotics,’’ said Conway. “We’re just waiting for the phone call to go to Houston.”
Donations by WalMart, HEB, Anthony’s Jewelry and Regis Hair Styling have contributed to a fundraising effort to cover some of Megan’s medical expenses.
“For a $5 donation, contributors will be eligible to win gift certificates worth about $150 dollars,” Conway said. “We really need some help to reach those who may wish to donate. If any civic organizations could help us, they can call me at 557-4037.”
The fundraiser drawing will be held July 15, so those wanting to donate or help the Conways reach others who may want to donate should call her as soon as possible.
According to Conway, approximately $28,000 is needed to cover the costs of removal and transport of the liver once a donor is found. Those costs are not covered by the Byler’s insurance.
A trust account has also been set up at Schertz Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 800, Schertz, Texas 78154.
HtirtM-Ztittung photo by JOHN HUSETH
A head-on collision, involving a Cadillac and a pick up happened yesterday at approximately 11:30 a.m. on U.S. 81 In Solms. Ironically, there were no injuries. As of Thursday morning, police had still not released names of persons involved In the accident. Officer Pete Villarreal of the New Braunfels Police Department (foreground) worked the wreck.
Fourth of July arrests top figures from Memorial Day
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Law enforcement officials were busy last weekend as the number of people taken to the Comal County Jail during the July 4 holiday weekend topped those housed in the jail during Memorial Day weekend.
According to Comal County sheriff’s deputies, more than 170 people were either ticketed or arrested this weekend.
According to statistics, 60 people were charged with public intoxication, 35 with criminal trespass, 11 with disorderly conduct, 28 with narcotics related offenses, eight with driving while intoxicated, 11 with traffic related offenses, three with assault and two with unlawful carrying of a weapon.
The jail was filled to capacity during parts of the weekend. On Friday, 168 prisoners were housed in the jail. On Saturday, 199 were being held and on Sunday 227. Monday began to drop
again with 179 prisoners housed in the jail.
The average occupancy of the jail during the weekend was 180 compared to 171 on Memorial Day weekend.
Comal County Chief Deputy Elwood Holier/ said the rowdy crowds were expected.
He added that a possible drowning at Canyon Lake took a lot of officers away from their normal patrol duties.
According to Hohcrz, the Guadalupe River was the main source of trouble
on Friday and Saturday. However, he said the Lake “turned bad” on Sunday because of people driving into town for one day.
Sheriff Jack Bremer said the arrests and events of the weekend were what he expected.
He added the office could have made even more arrests.
“With as many people as we had on duty, we were still short. We could have arrested another 75 to IOO people,” he said.
New Braunfels police Sgt. Mack McEachem said the crowds this weekend were the largest he has ever dealt with in his 20-year carcer He estimated the crowd numbered between 60,000 and 90,000 people.
“We were fortunate we did not have a bad crowd They appeared to be mellow, and the arrests were light,” he said.
McEachem said most of the arrests were made for possession of marijuana and public intoxication
Seguin, Canyon Lake newspapers available at the Herald-Zeitung
From staff raporia
„ New Braunfels residents can now pick up copies of the of both the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise and the Canyon Lake Times Guardian as well as the Herald-Zeitung at convenient drive-up newsreels at the Herald-Zeitung, 707 Landa.
“Ours is a closely knit area,” said Herald-Zeitung Publisher David Sullen^ “People who live in the Seguin area or at the Lake work and shop in New Braunfels and vice versa, and they want to see these other area newspapers
“And,” Saliens continued, “we’ve had a really enthusiastic response to the convenience of the Herald-Zeitung drive-up rack, so we just
decided to provide our two sister papers with the same kind of convenience.
Like the Herald-Zeitung, Sullens said, tilt Seguin newspaper is a daily that is published Tuesday through Friday afternoon and Sunday morning.
The Herald-Zeitung publisher said he expeas the Gazette-Enterprise to be available at the Herald-Zeitung rack by 2 p.m. every day.
The Times Guardian is a weekly produa and will be in the newsrack at the Herald-Zeitung by 7 a m. every Wednesday.
The Herald-Zeitung itself is available at the newsrack at the newspaper’s offices by 11:30 a.m. every day.
Home suffers fire, smoke damage
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
New Braunfels firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday that occurred at 1058 Lee St.
The fire was reported by a neighbor at approximately 12:39 a.m. Wednesday at the home of Mel
According to New Braunfels Fire Marshal John Herber, the fire was visible from the front of the house and was confined to the living room. Smoke and heat damage was found throughout the house.
Reports show the fire was traced to an air conditioning cord that was
reported to be overloaded. Fire department officials ruled the fire accidental Herber said the fire was put out quickly and no injuries were reported. He added that fire was put out with portable fire extinguishers Damage to the home is estimated at $10,000. Herber said there were no smoke detectors in the house.
Local sales tax collections are up by 5.4%
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
New Braunfels city sales tax collections year to date are up 5.4 percent, according to statistics released by the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
More than $1.46 million has been collected from January to May 1993. Last year, $1.38 million was collected.
Sales tax collections in May 1993 show an increase of 1.9 percent compared to the same month last year. May’s collections were $220,649 compared to $216,461 in May of 1992.
New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Michael Meek said although the increase is small, it is a positive sign.
“If it’s not going down that’s a good sign In today’s competitive market, just maintaining it is considered a victory. We constantly have to add just to stay even," he said
County sales tax collections showed a slight decrease of 23 percent. County collections arc down from $129,715 to $126,778.
However, year to date, the collections have increased 6.6 percent. Between the months of January to May 1992, $772,577 was collected. Collections during January to May 1993 were $823,575.
Meek said the May decrease is no cause for concern since June figures could be up.
“We must look at the entire period of time. One of the many positive aspects of the tourist industry is the impact cf a lot of new dollars,” he said,Today’s Texas Lottery numbers 7-8-15-42-46-47 Jackpot $50 million