New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139. No. 180
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY
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July 28. 1991
Four Sections, 66 Pages
The New Braunfels Herald-7,eitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Brandon Rife, Chase Meneley, Karl Mittwede, Seth Cole, Debbie Williams, Juan Ley-ba Jr., Helen Cohen, Richard Gutierrez Jr., Ernest “EJ.” Garza Jr., Alexis Burke, Gladys Wcster-mayer, Fidencio and Isabel Luna, Jimmy Rosales, Mona Osteen, Marie Landin and Bryan Morgan.
“Happy birthday” Monday to Beatrice Lopez, Julie Erben, Bob Peterman, Edna Paris, Alice Mac Schwab, Laramie Boos and Helen Kanz.
Belated birthday wishes to Thomas Blankmcycr, Barbara Martinez, Marvin Wcstermaycr and Rayannc Timmermann.
Celebrating anniversaries today are George and Ida Burger and Dennis and Doris Pasto. Celebrating an anniversary Monday, Scottie and Teresa Scott.
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.
Republican Men’s Club of Comal County will meet 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative, lOOFarm-to-Market 3159. U.S. Marshal Bill Jonas will be the guest speaker. All members are urged to attend. For more information call Charles Billings at 512/964-2336.
The new Seniors’ Center of Comal County, located on Landa Street, is die site for the senior’s garage sale that ends today. Profits will benefit the Senior Citizens Foundation.
Candidates running for the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees will participate in a forum 7 p.m. Tuesday ai The Education Center, 430 W. Mill St. The forum will be hosted by the New Braunfels chapters of the Texas State Teachers Association and the Texas Association of Professional Educators. Dan Garcia, consumer reporter for KMOL television, will be the moderator.
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Local environmental group Friends for Rivers will sponsor a forum at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Victoria Bank and Trust Annex. 1000 N. Walnut Ave. Rebecca Bernard, associate director of public relations for die Texas Nature Conservancy will be the guest speaker Volunteer meeting
A volunteer meeting at Vista Village Retirement Community will be Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Vista Village. 264 Loma Vista. All prospective volunteers are encouraged to attend. For more information call 625-1202.
Senior Citizens Center and Comal Bowl are sponsoring bowl-a-thon today from 2-3 p m at Comal Bowl. Volunteers are needed to participate Proceeds will go to the building fund of the new senior cituens center,
To have an item listed tn Sum rn tuck, comae I J ani ne Green or Stephanie Ferguson ai 623-9144 Submissions should be of common tty interest but not commercial in nature
Reviewing the dos and don'ts of on-site care and critiquing first aid procedure at an exercise held Saturday on Farm-to-Market Road 1044 in Comal County is Stacie Cornwell, a representative of the New Braunfels Fire Department. The event, the first practical training session for students of the San Antonio Fire Academy, was attended by students from throughout the state. NBFD Captain Don Zercher said similar drills are conducted quarterly. (Photo by Annehes Schlickenneder)
Neighbors reclaim park
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Rivercrcst Heights residents on Saturday spent almost six hours cleaning up an overgrown neighborhood river-front park that some of the homeowners didn’t even know existed unul a couple weeks ago
About 50 residents helped dear 8-foot high weeds and brush, trim trees, and tidy up the small private park on Hillcrest Dove. near the intersection with Fair Lane, not only to enhance the quality of life in the neighborhood, but also as a deterrent to an increasingly serious crime prob tem there. Max Womack Jr. kicked off the mowing effort with a tractor
Afterwards, the neighbors enjoyed a barbecue together at the reduce v •
cred neighborhood asset, complete with barbecue pits and concrete picnic tables. Future plans call for remodeling the vandalized bathhouse and repairing the lighting Rivcrcrcst Heights includes about 120 homes between the Guarlalupc River and lump 337 northwest of Common Street.
Later that afternoon, Harry and Darlene Dauer, who live just across Hillcrest from the park and were instrumental in organizing the cleanup, relaxed under the sliadc of a large tree to enjoy the view of the river.
“This is nice Everybody needs a little of this,” Harry Dauer said The Dauers lived in the neighborhood for several years in the 19/Os before returning about IM months ago
after Harry Dauer relumed from the civil service at Randolph Air Force
"People travel a thousand mile to come here and enjoy the river, and it sns in our back yard and we let it go to pot. Now I don’t understand that." Marty Dauer said.
A couple weeks ago, residents met with the Safe City Commission and began organizing a neighborhood crime watch and reorganizing the homeowners association that used lo care for and financially support the park, Cheryl Scott. Nancy Bullock and Linda Guuerrez are the prime movers in the organizational effort
Die neighborhood already has raised more than half the back property taxes owed on the property.
A clean park used by resident* and the neighborhood watch both will discourage increasing criminal activity, the Dauer* said "In the last six months, home burglaries and things like that have increased in this area, and we've noticed increased unwanted activities in this park,*' Darlene Dauer said The park fell into neglect gradually in the 1980s because too many neighbors used the park and too few volunteered to help in the upkeep, said Jim Murphy, a 20-year resident of Crest Lane who used to help mow the park Murphy is the Natiorud Guard recau let in New Braunfels "We need to keep this thing up. We’re getting too much crime out here now,” Murphy said
Mayor opposes change in bar hours
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
New Braunfels Mayor James Goodbrcad strongly opposes extending the hours alcohol is sold locally and hopes city voters will support the current ordinance during the Aug. IO election.
“I think it’s a pure waste of taxpayers money,” Goodbrcad said. “It’s an issue that was decided decisively in 1984.”
Currently, city ordinance allows the sale of alcohol until I o'clock Saturday night and midnight the rest of the week. Bar owners organized a
A voter's guide to the issues, Page IB
petition asking the City Council to call a referendum on extending hours until 2 a.m. nightly.
Voters will decide whether to allow “licenses and permits to retail dealers, private clubs and mixed alcoholic beverage establishments for authority to sell, serve and consume alcoholic beverages on Sunday between the hours of I a.m. and 2 a rn. and on any day except Sunday between the hours of 12 midnight and 2 a m ”
In other words, alcohol could be sold until 2 a rn. nightly in the measure passes Proponents say this would keep money in the community by preventing people from having to go outside the city for late-night drinking Opponents, including Goodhread. believe the ordinance would lead lo unruly behavior, increased drunken driving and more problems for police
Absentee vining — now under way ai the municipal building. 424 S Casten Ave — ends Aug 6
Goodbrcad said he can't dunk of a tingle benefit to the community as a whole, other than the financial tnccn live for bar owners
'’Primarily, this it motivated by the bar and saloon owners from an economic standpoint.** Goodbrcad said "I gum I can understand thai. bul I can’t believe thai the cxua bour a couple of days a week is going to make thai much difference on thru bottom line ai year’s end “
Goudtwead said lunger bar hours
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Southwestern Bell grant dedicated to development
Southwestern Bell has announced the award of SS,OOO to the cay of New Braunfels for economic development programs conducted by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
Southwestern Bell will fund the hiring of an intern to establish an enterprise tone and the updating of tndusutai recruitment materials Also,
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the grant will fund expansion of the Small Business Seminar program
Chamber President Tom Purdum said the grant will enable the Chamber to further pursue identifying an area suitable for an enterprise zone desip nation to promote economic development.
Tlirough the enterprise zone program. clites and counties designate spe tiflc geographical areas for economic
development through lower state sales uu rates and other state and local incentives. Zones are designed to attract new industries and encourage expansion of existing industries.
The South western Bell grant also will fund an update of the Chamber's industrial data book, a comprehensive compilation of statistical data and narrative sent to bonafitte industrial pros peels. Purdum said
Also, the Chamber hopes to use some of the money to develop a much more general color brochure for direct mail to industries the Chamber wants to attract to the New Braunfels area. Purdum said Other gram funds will be used to pay for additional speakers and teachers in the Chamber's Small Business Seminar program, he said
Southwestern Bell announced the
gram program for economic develop mem projects in June The city of New Brantle!*, represented by Spe cia! Projects Director April Col' dsmith, and Chamber of Comment officials worked together rn identify mg worthwhile chamber programs. Purdum said •
Southwestern Bell is expected to deliver die award in die next few weeks
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Partly cloudy conditions southeast winds at about IO mph today yield a 20 percent chance for late afternoon or evening precipitation. The high should be in the mid-90* followed by an overnight low in the mid-70*. Similar conditions are forecast for Monday For more weather information, please see Page 2A.
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• A New Braunfels couple was arrested Friday un drug charges in a joint operation between the Comal County Sheriff’s Department and the New Braunfels Police Department, said Sheriff Jack B*enter.
This arrest ti one that shows the fact that different law enforcement organization* "stand together to fight (he drug problem.” Bremer said
Manuel Garza. 26. and Rita Garza. 25. of the IOO block of West End were each charged with posse Muon of a controlled substance, cocaine, under 28 grams and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, over four ounces, under five pounds. Bremer said
Manuel Garza remains in the Comal Coomy Jail ut lieu of post mg a 125,000 bond for the cocaine charge and a 810,000 bund for the marijuana
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Ag the dnvg to fund cong true Don of int now Senors Canter of Comal County nears us july 31 coes shorts id resee toe n goose money con tinuas Today, volunteers like Jtannme Johnson, left, and Mane Dawson aal continue a •Hart-Pres Oarage Sate* rn N ’et* ty on tenoe Street from noon to 4 p m The effort now stenos at $256 991, with just a few days to reach the needed $300,000 For a «et of toe ates! conin bu tors please see Page 9A (Photo by Annexes SchnchennedtO