New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 16, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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The work ethic is pointedly displayed in this sign, posted in the 700 block of Landa Street. (Photo by Annalies Schlickenrieder)
Merger could ‘benefit’ local Texas Commerce customers
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Davy H. Luna, Isaac Sanchez, Ronnie Smith, Francis Schacht, Rudy Ramirez Sr., Carmen Carrizales, Gloria Villobos and Jason Graschel.
Belated birthday wishes to Holley June Guenther.
Celebrating an anniversary today, Robert and Lollic Woodard.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.
The city of New Braunfels is sponsoring a Junior Lifeguard Camp to be Aug. 5-9. The camp will be open to 12- to 15-ycar-olds that can meet the prerequisites. The purpose of the camp is to help participants to become fully familiar with potential hazards of water activities, to prevent accidents and to respond effectively if an emergency docs occur. Techniques for assisting victims of water emergencies arc taught in this course, however this course will not qualify you to be a lifeguard. Course participants will also learn what it lakes lo be a lifeguard, first aid, customer relations, maintenance. facility operations and emergency preparedness. Swimming. tubing and games will also be included for all participants. The cost of the camp is $30 and will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Deadline for registration is July 26. For more information or registration visit the parks department in Landa Park.
First Protestant Church is sponsoring a blood drive Sunday. July 21. The South Texas Regional Blood Bank will be accepting donors from 8:30 am. to 12:30 pm at the Seek Parish House located on Coll Street. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the church office at 625-6951.
All returning Canyon Mig!} School students need to pick up registration packets next week Students who will be in grades nine through 12 at Canyon High this fall should report to the cant pus July 22. 23. 24 or 25 from M a rn. to noon or from I p m. to get their registration materials. For more information contact CHS fAiitctpal Will Krleg at 625-6251. Advertising budget
John Walton. advertising specialist from San Antonio will speak tonight at 6 on how to make the most uf a businesses advertising budget The meeting will be held at the Municipal Complex, 424 South Casten Ave For mure information contact the Main Street office at 625 $425. Gardening workshop
A fall gardeiuitg worksliop is slated for 7:30 pin thursday at the Comal County Extension Office. 132 South Water Lane Dr Jerry Parsons, vegetable specialist from San Antonio, will present the program un fail gardening and include information un soil and fertilizer preparation, planting dates, varieties insect arid disease
I management and harvest of fall vegetables All gardeners from Comal County are urged to attend
New Braunfels High School chotr nudeius can pick up both the sheet music for district mid region
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Highs near 95 and lows near 75 are expected today — and fur die next several days — as partly cloudy condUiun* and winds hum the southeast a 5 IU mph huger ut South Texas the chance fur ram rn mu amal I he high rn New Braun fell Monday was 93 and the overnight low was bg For more weather information please see Page 2
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By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A 4-year-old New Braunfels boy drowned Monday night in a back yard swimming pool after wandering away from home, said spokesman Martin Mayer of the New Braunfels Police Department.
Jacob Dean Knight of the 1000 block of Mill Street was watching cartoons on television about 6 p.m. while his mother was in the bathtub when he unlatched the front door of the house and left, Mayer said.
The mother reported that the child had never left the house on his own before, Mayer said.
Police were called at 7:26 p.m. from a local grocery store after the mother checked to sec if the boy was playing on the toy horse there, Mayer said.
After searching the arca further, Sgt. David Wilson discovered the boy in a swimming pool across the street from the residence. The pool was almost empty except for three lo four feet of “some dark green slimy-looking water al the deepest end of the pool,” Mayer said.
An Emergency Medical Technician performed CPR on the child and when EMS arrived they determined there lo be no vital signs. Mayer said.
The boy was declared dead by accidental drowning by Precinct 2 Justice
Rodolfo Hernandez, sentenced to death by a Comal County jury in 1985. returned lo New Braunfels Monday to be given his date with death by District Judge Robert T. Pfcuffer.
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mg. Hernandez appeared before
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
In the beginning hours Monday of the Texas Legislature's special session. Rep Edmund Kuempel said he is opunusuc lawmakers can trim a state budget to beat a projected $4 8 billion deficit.
“I for one am ready to make some serious cuts to prove to the people of the state of Texas that we can do it.” he said “B’s something the conserva-
Body recovered after drowning at Canyon Lake
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The body of a San Antonio man who drowned off the point at Comal Park in Canyon Lake on Sunday was recovered yesterday by a Bexar County Sheriffs Department dive team, said Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriff’s Department.
Richard Arispc Jr., 19, disappeared 80 yards from shore in an attempt to help a small boy who was having difficulty swimming, Hoherz said.
The boy made it back to shore bul Arispc did not, Hoherz said.
Divers searched unsuccessfully for the victim Sunday night and relumed Monday and found the body in about 50 feet of water al 1:05 p.m., Hoherz. said.
Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Howard “Curly” Smith ruled the death to be accidental drowning at 1:45 p.m., Hoherz said.
of the Peace R.G. “Doc” Blanchard at 9:15 p.m. There will be no autopsy, he said.
Pfcuffer, who set Aug. 16 as the date Hernandez will die by lethal injection.
Hernandez has been sluing on Death Row at the Ellis I Unit in Huntsville since a jury found him guilty of shooting and robbing five Mexican nationals on a Comal County hillside in 1985.
lives have been trying to do for a long time ”
Kuempel, R-Seguin, said he will target in the next few weeks at culling the duplication of cf Ion he sees among state agencies
“I dunk we do have a problem there,” he said “I don't know that massive consolidation is going to answer that problem bu', certainly some consolidation and duplication of effon needs to be looked at very
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
A potential merger between the parent company of Texas Commerce Hancsharcs and Manufacturers Hanover Corp. could result in some "positive benefits” for Texas Commerce Bank and its customers, according to a local banker
"The new institution will have stronger capital, a more diversified risk profile and greater earnings power,” said Bob Smith, president of Texas Commerce Bank-New Braunfels.
Kuempel said some state boards perform the same functions and need to be brought “under the same umbrella "
Gov. Ann Richards on Monday endorsed consolidating and streamlining the state bureaucracy by eliminating more than 50 agencies and maxi mizing the federal funds Texas receives. She proposes to beat the $4 8 billion shortfall with a budget
By MARK WARNKEN SUB Wriur
The Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce'! Convention and Visitors Bureau this fall plans u> increase marketing of the cay as a tourism stop for Mexican nationals The bureau’s Strategy and Steering Sub committee met last month to discuss rn xx ke mig New Braunfels this fall in Monterrey and Mexico City because of their size and proximity, bureau Vice Chairman Lee Rodriguez told the Chamber board of directors during Monday's business luncheon at Krause's Cafe Chamber Pres idem Tom Purduin presented the idea to the subcommittee using ii dor n union provided by the Texas Deparunem of Commerce Tourism Division
Sub conttinua; members supported the plan based on mf urn union that 74 percent of Mexican traffic ui Texas is by car and because Mexican travelers rank Texas as important for good shopping, reliable weather, different cultures and outstanding scenery. Most of these tourists are affluent citizens, Rodriguez said “Other cities involved in marketing Mexican uavclers were researched and, by apply mg that data, we feel New Braunfels is a vital destination, Rodriguez said “Through research, ti was noted that the prune travel lune fur these tourists are before and around May S, Easter, Sept 16 arid Chnsunas Funds fur the adv cr using campaign wilt come from money budgeted but not used fur other advertising pro
In New York on Monday Chemical Banking Corp., the parent of Texas Commerce Bancsharcs, and Manufacturers Hanover Corp. announced a definitive agreement to merge in a vtock-for-stock transaction creating the nauon’s second largest bank. The merger agreement was approved Sunday by the boards of directors of both insiituuons and signed by both chairmen Monday.
The merger is subject to approval by the shareholders of both institutions as well as federal and state rcgu-
built im the state spending audit put together at her direction by slate Comptroller John Sharp.
Sharp’s proposal would carve $4 billion from a budget shortfall estimated at $4 8 billion over the next two years, through spending cuts and fee increases.
Kuempel said he, along with most lawmakers, will look at Sharp's plan “very long and very hard.”
‘A lot of it will fly." he said. "There
jects, he said. Additionally, the sub commata: approved use of up to $5,000 in comingency funds, if necessary
The Chamber board also voted unanimously lo oppose sale of the Lower Colorado River Authority and lo support extension of the state’s enterprise zone program and uiucased funding for the state high way department. Suite legislators and officials will be sent letters noufymg them of the board's position.
Officials say the merged organization will be called Chemical Banking Corp. and will be headquartered in New York.
"With greater resources at their disposal, Texas Commerce Bank-New Braunfels will continue to offer the latest in products served in a home town fashion,” he said. “Texas Commerce Bank-New Braunfels has served Comal County since 1881 and had total assets on June 30, 1991 of $164 million.”
are some problems with interpretations "
Kuempel said he believes lawmakers will be able to solve the problem before the new budget penod begins Sept. I.
“We will meet our obligauons. I don't think we’re going to shut down education or state government or anything else," he said. “We will come up with solutions to the problems and we will come up with a budget."
Board members voted to oppose sale of the Lower Colorado River Authority's electric generating assets as part of the legislative effort to balance the state's budget during the current legislative session.
“ll would be unfair and not equitable because the ratepayers of LCRA would actually be helping the rest of the state solve some of their financial problems,” Purduin said. 'And then we'd wind 14) with a rate increase on
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T-shirts will commemorate upcoming Aggie Fish Fry
T shirts with a specially designed logo will be offered for sale at the Aggie Fish Fry ui New Brauidels Aug 9.
The T-shirts offered only ui large and extra large sizes will be $12 if ordered in advance of the event, or $14 at the Fish Fry
Anyone wishing to order T shins in advance should contact Marvin Rust ka«625 *8ftl
the fish fry will leature I or mer AAM basketball coarb Shelby Metcalf, the wuuungesi coach ut the history of Southwest Conference basketball.
Reservations fur the event may be made by telephoning Huslia or Dennis Hems amp HeiUumps telephone number is 625-7541.
the logo on the tuiuicd edition T shins was created by Jofjn Huslia alai (eatarcs die legend. “(J uadaiupc Aggies ”
“Former students - especially those in the Corps - will understand the meaning of Q'uadalupe. Mar vin Huslia, John’s father, said late last week as he unveiled the special design
Also to be offered, the elder Huslia said, will be god shirts bearing the legend " Comal County AAM Club - New Braunfels “
The golf shins are “a lot mote conservative,” Marvin Huslia grinned as he compiled the two offerings
Hi meeds hum the sale of die shins will be used by the Comal County AAM Club to provide scholarships, Huslia said
Date with death established
Kuempel optimistic about budget cuts
Mexican marketing plan among issues addressed by Chamber board
T bg Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce board of directors, represented by board Chairman Manard Ivy, right, presented Chamber President Tom Purdum a chocolate cake commemorating his 30 years rn New Braunfels, most of which has been spent as Chamber pres* dent (Photo by Mark Warnken)