New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 1, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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10 Pages in one section ■ June 1,1993New Braunfels “ ' “; „
Et PASO, TX 7990-Herald-Zeitung
33 Serving Comal County • Home of Joan Slocum
Vol. 141, No. 138INSIDE
WATER WATCH.................2STAMMTISCHBest Wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to Mary Saenz, Gloria N. Gomez.Krueger fundraiser today
The Comal County Democrats will be sponsoring a rally and fundraiser for Senator Bob Krueger today, June I at Comal Bowl from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
State representatives will be on hand to field questions on state issues.
For more information, contact Corbie at 625-6263 or Gloria at 620-1515.Genealogy group to meet tonight
The Comal County Genealogy Society will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Victoria National Bank North Building.
A board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Guests are welcome.Old Timers Rodeo set for this weekend
The Comal County Sheriffs Posse is hosting the Old Timers Rodeo at the Sheriffs arena located at 1-35 South at the Solms Road exit.
Members of the Sheriffs Posse Drill Team will perform Friday and Saturday nights, with a Salute to Texas.
Adult admissionWomen'* Center needs volunteers
The Comal County Women’s Center need volunteers. Volunteers are needed to staff the crisis hotline, provide transportation for client* and assist with office work.
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Kristin Seibert at 620-7520 for information.Registration for lifeguard camps
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department has begun registration for summer Junior Lifeguard Camps for ages 12 to 15.
A one week session is $30 at the Land Park Pool. Session I will be June 21-25; Session 2 will be July 26-30. Sessions will be IO a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Call 608-2160 for information.
(The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, mStamrntischm represents a sitting place reserved for members of a community to gather and share the day’s happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
Memorial Day passes without a fatality
Law enforcement agencies relieved to see weekend pass
Herald-Zeitung photo by John Huseth
Tho Guadalupe and Comal Rivers provided tourists with plenty of fun over the Memorial Day weekend. According to the Comal County Sheriffs Department, there were no fatalities through the holiday, however numerous reports of public Intoxication kept law enforcement busy.
By ROSE MARIE EASH Harald-Zaltung
A total of 156 bookings into the Comal County jail were made as of 2 p.m. Monday according to Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer.
“We’re not measuring the weekend by the number of arrests,” he explained, however. “No fatalities, isn’t that great. We had a few scares with some people missing for a few hours, but It was safe — no fatalities, not many assaults.”
Bremer said the visibility of officers early on Friday and Saturday helped deter much activity. He also said the publicity accorded the law enforcement efforts on the rivers by news media across the state and the cooperation of the various law enforcement agencies made a big difference this year.
“Everybody pitched in — you couldn’t tell who worked for who,” said Bremer.
Arrests made over the Memorial Day weekend were as follows:
■ 31 for trespassing at Preiss Heights
■ 25 for possession of marijuana
■ Eight DWIs
■ Eight minors in possession
■ 53 public intoxication
■ 31 for various violations such as assault and traffic violations
The arrests were made by the Comal County Sheriffs Department, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents, Comal County Constables, Department of Public Safety
‘Everybody that comes to visit makes us happy. Some by coming and some by leaving.’
- Jack Bremer Comal County Sheriff
officers, the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force and the New Braunfels Police Department.
Corporal Pete Villarreal of the NBPD agreed that this year’s Memorial Day efforts paid off.
“Major incidents were almost nil,” Villarreal said. “There was nothing serious. We called in several reserve officers and we had additional police patrols at the Gruene river bridge. We also had our river patrol which yielded some arrests and various citations pertaining to alcohol and other public disorder crimes.”
According to Villarreal, traffic was heaviest all day Saturday and Sunday morning when it was backed up to River Road from Interstate 35.
As of 5 p.m. Monday, the NBPD had made 33 arrests for assault, public intoxication, theft, driving while under the influence, and assorted traffic violations Villarreal said.
Bremer said all the officers were tired and relieved that the Memorial Day weekend, traditionally the biggest weekend of the year for law enforcement, was over without any serious injuries or deaths.
“Everybody that comes to visit makes us happy,” Bremer said “Some by coming and some by leaving.”
River outfitters say business was up from previous years
By GARY P. CARROLL Htrald-Zgttung
Outfitters along the Guadalupe River reported business during the Memorial Day weekend was well up from that of previous years and they said they were looking forward to a prosperous summer season.
Zero Rivers, owner of Rockin’ R River Rides, said the Memorial Day weekend helped make up for a slow spring start.
“We’ve had a hell-of-a weekend,” Rivers said. “We’re twenty percent ahead of last year — easy. We had a slow spring; the weather was perfect, but it was just a little cool, but this weekend has been great.” Nan Ebert, manager of Gruene River Company agreed with Rivers and said the business she saw throughout the weekend was the best she can remember; and Jerry’s Rentals Manager Kyle Jacob said that business was booming.
“It has been one of the best and biggest weekends we’ve ever seen,” Ebert said. Ebert said she could count on one hand the number of instances of minor altercations, and said overall the people she dealt with were very well-mannered.
“We’ve had a few obnoxious people, but overall it’s been a pretty good weekend," Ebert said. “Nothing mqjor — just a few little problems."
Rivers said he too saw fewer problems on
the river and credited the law enforcement efforts by city and county officials, as well as the park rangers for making this Memorial Day weekend safe and enjoyable.
According to Rivers, people were having a good time and enjoying the river and the long weekend as usual, but absent this year were the problems of previous years.
“We didn’t have any problems — no fights or altercations — everyone was very well-behaved," Rivera said.
Kathleen Krueger says latest polls are deceiving
By ROSE MARIE EASH Hsrald-Zaltung
As the U.S. Senate race intensifies only five days before the runoff election, native son Sen. Bob Krueger’s wife, Kathleen, spoke optimistically about the outcome.
“I feel there is such an enthusiasm for Bob out there on the street that is not seen in the polls,” she said. “In these final days people are taking a hard look at the character of the candidates and they should. People who know Bob see his honesty and know he views public service as a high calling.”
Mrs. Krueger said the poll, which show Kay Bailey Hutchison with a 19-point lead, reflect only those who voted in the May I election and she believes there is a “whole new universe of voters” that will go to the polls this Saturday.
She and the senator have been campaigning separately through-
out the state and both will continue through election day, she said.
Speaking of her recent visits to West Texas, Mrs.
Krueger said that her husband’s position on revitalizing the states oil industry is getting strong support there. She said she had also campaigned with U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros in South Texas.
The Kruegers will await the election results at the Capital Marriott in Austin on Saturday night, she said.
Krueger is expected to appear at a rally in New Braunfels today at Comal Bowl at 5 p.m. with several state representatives joining him.
Memorial Day ceremony
Herald Zeitung photo by John Huseth
Members of VFW Post 7110 held a Memorial Day ceremony yesterday morning. Life member Rober Mueller (right) and senior vice president Virgil Gaskins (left) prepare to raise the stars and stripes during the ceremony.For subscription, news or advertising information, call 625-9144