New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
THURSDAYU.S. Olympic Festival events continue - See Sports
Weather/water — 2
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Helen Kaw, JnUeBrben.
Rivera rest Night Out slated Aug. 3
The Rivercrest Heights Neighborhood Association will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3 with a meeting at Rivercrest Park. Decorations should be in place by 6 pm. for judging. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a special visit from Toby Tuber." Everyone should bring a lawnchair to share the fun and good times.
Taxas Tach sand off scheduled Aug. 1
The annual hamburger cookout, hosted by the Comal County Chapter of the Texas Tech Ex-Student Association, will be held in honor of all freshmen attending Texas Tech. All family and friends are invited to attend Sunday, Aug. I at the Riverwalk on the Wuiitfeat grounds. Social begins at 5 p.m. with the meal and program beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. Proceeds go to the scholarship hind.
RSW by calling 629-2163 (Mike Doherty) or 625-7551 (work) or Peggy Morris at 625-9638.
NBHS band begins practice Aug. 2
The New Braunfels High School Unicom Marching Band will begin summer band practice on Monday, Aug. 2. The schedule is as follows: Aug. 2-4,7:30 am. to 12 p.m. (Frosh, color guard); Aug. 5-Aug. 6,7:30 am. to 12 pm. - all band members; Aug. 9-13 7:30 am. to 12 pm. -all band members.
Please call the NBHS Band Hall m 625-6271 for more information.
HcOuMMy VTO plana BRQ A picnic
The Annual McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department Picnic will be held Saturday, Aug. 14 at the air-conditioned McQueeney Lions Community building on Hwy. 78, six miles west of Seguin.
Great barbecue chicken and all the trimmings will be served from 11:30 p.m. and again from 4 pm until 9 pm. A drive-thru service will be offered from 11:30 am. to 1:30 pm.
There will be games for the kids, bingo from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm, a Ladies Auxiliary suction from 7 pm to 9 JO pm, followed by a raffle. The raffle prizes will include a Kleinguenther custom rifle and a condo weekend for two to Pert Royal phis $200 cash.
To get there, take FM 78 to the McQueeney Lions Dub, located one mile east of McQueeney. Call 379-0660 or 557-5621 for more information. Proceeds will go toward expanding the fire station.
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Volunteers needed for Sept. ll river clean up
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Volunteers are needed for the third annual Guadalupe River Cleanup scheduled for Sept. ll.
The cleanup, sponsored by Friends for Rivers, will be held from 9 am. to 6 pm. All age groups are welcome to participate.
According to officials, many volunteers are needed, including divers, to clean up the river after the tourist season is over. Volunteers are needed for both land and water cleanups.
Clean-up coordinator Donna Murphy said officials are hoping to have 300 volunteers. Last year, 150 volun
teers participated “We are pushing for big community involvement,” said Murphy.
Civic organizations, scout troops, church groups, etc. are all asked to participate. Murphy said she has been contacting organizations and writing letters to newspapers across Texas in order to get the message out In addition to volunteers, donations are needed to cover the expenses of the cleanup. Members of the group are currently searching for business sponsors to help in the effort.
The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce has already made a donation of $500 to the group. Other possible sponsors at this time include the
Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority and the Texas General Land Office.
Murphy said Friends for Rivers is inviting the Water Oriented Recreation District to help in the cleanup. She said she hopes the group will be a sponsor.
The group is hoping to raise $5,000. These funds will not only be used for supplies for the cleanup but also to provide the volunteers with t-shirts, a free meal and perhaps entertainment.
The group is also looking for donations of items to be used as doer prizes after the cleanup as well as food to be given to the volunteers during the event.
Officials ane hoping to provide food
to the volunteers throughout the day in addition to free meals from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Last year’s cleanup effort was reported to be successful, according to Murphy.
She said it should be even more successful this year since more attention has been directed toward the Guadalupe.
“We started the cleanup because we realized that the Guadalupe River needed more attention directed toward the trash problem,” said Murphy. “It's everyone’s responsibility.”
A new addition to the cleanup will be a speaker’s forum to be held at the Rockin R River Outfitters in Gruene.
Speakers will discuss the importance of a clean river.
“With all the attention the river has been getting, we thought it would be nice to get together and listen to people talking about what we are dealing with,” said Murphy.
Anyone wishing to participate should call (210)9064315. Pre-registration is currently under way and will continue until Aug. 30. Others may register the day of the event. There is no cost for participation.
Donations may be sent to Friends For Rivers, HC 4 Box 211, New Braunfels, Texas 78133-3103. Donations are tax deductible.
Outflow increased today for Olympic Festival
Peace train at Landa Park
From staff reports
The release of additional water from Canyon Reservoir began at 2 a m. this morning for the Whitewater canoe and kayak events on the Guadalupe River today.
According to Tommy Hill, Chief Engineer with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, the release will provide 400 cubic feet per second of water and will continue at that rate until this evening between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. when it will be decreased to the normal current rate of 130 cfs.
According to GBRA reports this morning, the outflow from Canyon Lake Dam was at 437 cfs.
The special release of water for the Olympic Festival events will mark the first time since 1984 that water has been purchased for recreational use.
Normally, the release of water from Canyon Reservoir is determined by natural inflow which is presently at a rate of 123 cfs due to dry conditions in the upper Guadalupe River watershed
The increased release was made possible through an agreement between GBRA and the Olympic Festival to use a portion of a temporary 1,500 acre foot allocation of stored water for recreation use.
Canoeing and Kayaking events are set to begin today on the river.
Herekt-Zertung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Th# Mkl-HIgh group of campers from Slumber Falls Camp on River Road took time out yesterday to make a statement about the brotherhood of man Wednesday at Landa Park. They formed what volunteer director Dwayne Wuneburger called a "peace train." According to Wuneburger, the peace train was made up of 14 and 15 ytar-olds from all over the state. They saki their message was an sxpanslon of the camp theme "Created In God's Image" by taking a close look at th# things that separata people - politics, age, color and religion. The campers held signs with messages on them as the train toured Landa Park.
Lone Star Die Casting acquired by NY firm
From staff reports
The assets of Lone Star Die Casting Corporation on Farm to Market 306 have been acquired by Dynacast, Inc. of Yorktown Heights, New York.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Keith Thompson, president of Dynacast North American operations.
“Lone Star, or Dynacast Lone Star as it now becomes, represents an important initiative for Dynacast. we now have a 35,000 square foot plant strategically situated near San Antonio. It will allow us to take advantage of the high rate of economic growth in the Texas/Mexico border region.”
Lone Star Die Casting Corporation specializes in aluminum and magnesium (feasting.
It is best known as a known as a mryor supplier of components for garden tools and has sales of approximately $10 million.
Lone Star was founded by Hans Scharringhausen in Corpus Christi in 1972 and moved to the current site in New Braunfels in 1981. The business started with only seven employees and
now has 90 employees.
“We also welcome 90 new employees with the expertise and the capital to help step up our growth in aluminum and magnesium (boasting right across North America,” said Thompson. “I expect Dynacast Lone Star to increase in size considerably over the coming years as it broadens Dynacast’s traditional business base.”
Phillip Meyers, the general manager at the local company will stay on in that capacity.
Including Dynacast Lone Star, Dynacast has 26 factories worldwide and operations in 17 countries in Europe, the Far East and North and South America. The company is a leading producer of zinc and aluminum components for original equipment manufacturers. It also produces thermoplastic components and bonded magnets.
Dynacast is a division of the Coals Viyclla Group, the world’s largest international textile company with over $3 billion in sales and manufacturing facilities in 40 countries.
Auto theft suspects arrested
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Two San Antonio residents were arrested Wednesday for their alleged involvement in several burglaries that occurred in Schiitterbahn parking lots last week.
Adolph Favela, 19, and Victoria Garza, 27, were arrested and charged with two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle each. Garza was also wanted on three traffic warrants.
The arrest was made at 3:15 p.m. by New Braunfels police officers. Both suspects were arrested without incident.
According to reports, the arrests were made after extra surveillance officers were put in place by both the Schlit-terbahn Water Park and the New Braunfels Police Department.
New Braunfels Police Detective Sgt. Basel Boatright said officers caught Favela looking into several vehicles and carrying a large beg. After the suspect was contacted, officers discovered he had a large screwdriver in the bag.
Reports show, Favela got into a vehicle driven by Garza. Officers stopped the car and after looking inside the vehicle found a large quantity of property. Two of the items were identified as coming from burglary that had occurred at a Schiitterbahn parking lot Tuesday.
Canyon Lake man arrested for possession
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Members of the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force arrested a Canyon Lake man Monday who was growing marijuana on his property.
Joshua Blister, 50, who lives at 1232 Canyon Springs Drive, was charged with possession of marijuana in an amount more than 4 ounces and less than five pounds.
However, U. Sumner Bowen, of the
Task Force, said the estimated total weight of the marijuana plants is 151 pounds which is valued at $151,000. Charges are based on the dry weight of the marijuana.
The arrest was made after the task force received calls from several sources stating Blister was growing the plants at his home. After some surveillance work officers made the arrest.
During the arrest, officers seized all of the plants as well as some marijua
na found in the house and some manuals on how to grow marijuana. Blister had been living at the residence for one year
Brister was taken to the Comal County Jail. Bond was set at $35,000 by Justice of the Peace R.G. "Doc” Blanchard.
Bowen said officers were forced to set the charges at possession of marijuana because Texas has no charges to assess for cultivation of marijuana as other states do.
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