New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 9, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Julie Ban Balden and Jennifer Ban Delden <12 years old), Nancy Hartfiel, Vivian Dietert, Shawn Espinoza, Rhonda Zercher Barrett, Tracy Luna (25 years), Msgr. Eugene O'Callaghan, Marilyn Hartmann, Chad McCullough, Danielle Ybarra, Geneva Keoghan, Cristi Hartman, Justin Sanchez, Scotty Childers (12 years). Happy 18th anniversary to Melvin and Dorothy Fetters and happy 12th anniversary to Rod and Rita Hoary.
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Senior League All-Stars play at District 31 tournament. Page 7A.
What do you think?
Do you think the Comal County Courthouse needs to have more security measures to protect employees?
See survey question on page 4A
Service League to decide where its money will go
The New Braunfels Service League is accepting letters of application from local charities and organizations to receive a donation from the proceeds of the league's annual fall fund-faiser.
Letters should tell the organization's purpose, budget, structure, and any special needs. This information will help the financial committee in its selection.
Address letters to Chairman Cindy Meyer Maxwell, Financial Committee, New Braunfels Service League, P O Box 311532, New Braunfels,
Texas, 78131-1532. Letters may be sent through July 31.
Friends of Library meet
The Friends of the Library will have their regular monthly book sorting Tuesday, July 11, starting at 8 a rn. at Moyer Park on Highway 81 East All members are encouraged to go out and help sort for the October book sale.
Eagles Auxiliary to consider by-law change
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #2999 Auxiliary will be reading a by-law change July 11, July 18 and final reading and voting will be Aug 1.
Hispanic Chamber hosts monthly mixer
The New Braunfels Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host its first monthly mixer Thursday, July 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Adobe Cafe on Highway 81.
Canyon Lake event
Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce mixer will be June 15, 6.30 p.m. at the Hill Country Nursery.
BP&W meets Wednesday
The New Braunfels Business and Professional Women will meet Wednesday, July 12 at the Holiday Inn. Social at 6 45 p.m. Dinner and meeting at 7 p.m. Call Brenda Sullivan at 625-4545 for information
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Communities in Schools summer interns help out all over town.
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Rented truck rolls over on highway, snarling traffic
By DENISE DZIUK
Traffic on northbound Interstate 35 north of New Braunfels w as slowed for hours Saturday morning atter a rental truck turned
Mary C'entrella, of C anyon I.ake, was northbound on IH-35, when she lost control of the rental truck she was driving and turned it over.
C'entrella lost control of the Penske rental
truck filled w ith furniture, when she looked in the rearview mirror. The truck started to veer off and due to it being top heavy and at an unusual angle, it rolled over on its side.
C'entrella was wearing a seatbelt at the time and no injuries were sustained.
The accident occurred at about 7:40 a.m. Saturday and it took several hours to get the furniture loaded into another truck. Cen-trella was on her way to Massachusetts.
DPS trooper Roger Garza responded to the call.
A truck, driven by a Canyon Lake woman, turned over on Interstate 35 north of New Braunfels Saturday morning. Two lanes of traffic were closed for several hours while the contents were transferred to another truck and the wrecked truck was towed away.
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38 Pages in three sections H Sunday, July 9, 1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years H Home of VIVIAN DIETERT Vol. 143, No. 171
By DENISE DZIUK
A Dallas man drowned Saturday when he was unable to free his foot from debris and rocks in the river and was trapped under a raft.
The Comal County Sheriff s Department received a call at 11:59 a.m. Saturday saying a man was trapped under a raft in the Guadalupe River near Huaco Falls.
The River Road officers, the Sheriff s Department Wet Team, the New Braunfels Fire Department Water Rescue Team, and New Braunfels Emergency Communication members responded to the call.
When they arrived, witnesses told officers they saw the man attempting to free himself several times. However, they said he had not been seen for some time before rescuers arrived.
The body of Walter W. Goodman, 31, of Dallas, was recovered. The man was pronounced dead at 1:11 p.m. and the next of kin were notified.
Goodman’s death occurred at a location on the river many outfitters warn tourists about. The Huaco Falls area can be tricky and risky when water is running swiftly. The Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority was releasing about 600 cubic-feet-per second last week, which is 200 cubic-feet-per-second more than was released during the July 4 weekend. Many outfitters encourage tourists to use extreme caution when the water is at this level. Many also increase the age limit for tubing when the water is at this level.
Goodman's death is the second time in less than a month that an accident on the Guadalupe River has claimed the life of a tourist who was just wanting to enjoy the weekend.
The last tourist to die was Steve Barnwell, 22, from Alvin, TX., on June IO. Barnwell attempted to do a flip when he jumped off the Preiss Heights cliffs into the Guadalupe River — he landed face-first, according to witnesses. He surfaced briefly and then went back under. The accident occurred only a short while before an officer was scheduled to be stationed on the cliff to prevent people from diving off.
CISD board to reconsider TAAS graduation policy
By DENISE DZIUK
Students and parents in the Comal Independent School District will have another opportunity to address the board regarding graduation requirements at a board meeting on Monday.
CISD policy says a student who does not pass the TAAS exit exam cannot participate in graduation exercises. At a May 8 meeting, board members voted to maintain the policy until it could be considered at a later date without such high emotions being involved.
“They went to school for 12 or 13 years and did everything we asked. Sometimes they’ve done more than we’ve asked. I don’t see a problem w ith letting them hold their dignity,” board member Der-ald LaRue told the board at the meeting
At a later meeting tile board voted and die motion to change the policy died in a tied vote.
The board will now consider the policy and the various options as part of a regular meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Bill Brown Elementary School.
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
A trailer on East Zipp Road was quickly engulfed in flames Friday afternoon.
Spectacular blaze claims family’s possessions
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
No one was injured, but it only took minutes for a Friday morning fire to completely consume a Lake Dunlap trailer home and its contents.
“We were in our other trailer,” owner JoAnn Villanueva said, “All I heard was a pop and it went up."
Frank and JoAnn Villanueva were using the trailer for storage and living in another with their five children, they said. “This was like a storage facility," Villanueva said. “We were in the process of building a house."
The Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call at about 11 a ni. Friday. They had begun to control the fire w hen they ran out of w ater, a w itness said. By the time the New' Braunfels Fire Department arrived, just a few minutes later, the w hole trailer was engulfed in flames.
Several small explosions from w ithin the trailer happened as it burned, the witness said. The propane tank outside the trailer also exploded, he said. “Within five minutes it went from one end to the other," the witness said.
"We had medical supplies for our disabled daughter and winter clothes stored in there,” Villanueva said.
Some paints and solvents were also stored in the trailer, he said. “We had a washer and dryer that we had just bought in there,” Villanueva said. The Villanuevas did not have fire insurance on the trailer or its contents, he said.
A Red C ross representative was on the scene after the first call for help. “I spoke with the family to find out what their needs were and whether they were being met,” she said.
The NBFD firefighters brought w ater to fight the tire. “We used the first tank to tight the fire while we put up the drop tank,”’ an NBFD official said.
A drop tank is a portable storage tank the size of a small swim-
‘The sad thing is — about IO years ago we were building a house. We started building the frame part of the house and it burned to the ground.’
— Frank Villanueva
A firefighter battles the blaze.
ming pool. More tank trucks bring additional water and use it to till the drop tank — water is pumped from the drop tank to the tire
hoses, he said.
The drop tank is made like an accordion, the officer said. “It takes about five minutes to put up ”
"The sad thing is — about IO years ago we were building a house,” Villanueva said. "We started building the frame part of the house and it burned to the ground,” he said.
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