New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 1, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from tho Harold Zoftungl
The Ate** Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Matthew Sel-temeier, happy 12th, Gloria Gooks, Mary Lyna and Margaret Zanuurripa
Musicians naadod to ploy at Eden Home
Joseph Tippins needs help from musicians who will give their time to play at Eden Home Nursing Home.
"Let's keep it country," said Tipping.
Tippins can be contacted at 300 Laurel Lane Na 505 in New Braunfels. Messages can be given to the apartment manager, Brenda.
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The monthly “General Meeting** of the Comal County Habitat for Humanity, which is open lo the public, will be held at 7:30 PM. at the Dittlinger Library, Thursday,
At this tune the grind prize winner of the Poster Project, Miss Rachel Shipley, will be pretensed
and will be awarded the first official T-shirt of this affiliate using the winning poster.
The other posters abo will be on display and winners in each category introduced, if present Additional T -shirts and hats with the Comal County affiliate logo will be for sale at that time.
At 7 pm June 2, all those who desire to work on the building program who have not had a HFH Safety Briefing are asked to be present Opportunity will be given for individuals or groups to sign up for specific jobs or phases of construction.
Reports will be given on the present status of the project.
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A Magical Child Creative Clay Workshop will be held from 10am to 4 pm June 6 at Buck Pottery in Gruene.
The workshop is a benefit for the Children's Museum. No preregistration is required. Remember to wear old clothes. For more information, call 620-0939.
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The New Braunfels Hermann Sons School of Dance will present its annual recital on Sunday, June 5 The matinee performance at 3 pm. will be followed by an evening performance at 7 p m The recital is open and free to the public. The event will be held at the New Braunfels High School auditorium located at 2551 North Loop 337. The theme of this year's recital is 'That's Entertainment' and will highlight various styles of dance including tap, ballet, clogging and jazz.
This year's recital will feature the dancing skills of more than 440 students, ages three through 18. For more information concerning the recital or the dancing school, contact Denise Bird at 606-0477.
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Three plead no contest In
chop shop ease
By CRAIG HI—TTT
Three local men pleaded no contest to organized crime chaiges in relation to a ce theft ring.
Charles Hadlock, Chef Hadlock, and Richard Edge, of New Braunfels, pleaded no contest to the second-degree felony which carries a sentence of two to 20 years. Sentencing is set for July 17, said District Attorney Bill Reinter.
Reinter said the case involving the theft ring, commonly known as a chop shop had been held up for nearly two years due to a high-profile defense of such known attorneys re Mike DeGuerin, one of the
attorneys in the Waco cult trial. Normally, a case such as this would take around 120 days.
“I was very pleased with this one,” said Reinter. "The biggest thing was to get their feet down to the fire so they would make a decision ”
The organized crime category involves crimes committed by three or more individuals, said Reimer. He said the no contest plea is the equivalent of a guilty plea in the prosecution’s mind. He added the theft ring was extensive and could involve more than $100,000 in restitution payments "Basically, this was one of the biggest ones (car-theft rings) that has ever been done in Central Texas,” he said.
Local highway officials fight to save projects from budget ax
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Funding for transportation projects in Comal County couM be threatened by ais tote district's budget that includes the county, according to Texas Department of Transportation Officials.
Local TkDOT Engineer David Kopp said as much re SaMniMoiT had brh\ cofffbm the proposed $97.4 million the district, dominated by San Antonio, would receive from the Tx DOT budget for the 1994-95 fiscal year District TxDOT representatives have appealed the cuts to the highest levels of TxDOT and hope to at least get most of the money reappropntecd. Officials expect to hear word of the ruling soon.
Both local and district officials said the cuts would hurt counties surrounding Bexar, such as
"If affects them in terms af bottom tine. We have a total figure we can’t exceed,” said John Park of the San Antonio District Office.
Both Kopp and Park say funding as it stands will hurt those smaller projects in the county. TxDOT officials plan to meet with local officiate in a tenudvely scheduled June 21 aneling to announce exactly which propored project! were approved.
Local engineer Kapp said moat of the money allocated in the budget gore to the larger projects, such as Intonate 35, or a project such re the intersection of Loop410 and UA Hwy. 2S1. He said around 44 percent of the yearly bucket wk allocated to those arere which in tore sustained the majority of the initial cuts by the attle office.
“We were asking for money back phis acme,”
Park sad this district competes for money with districts across the state. The central office in Austin placed a ranking system on various projects in the state and prioritized funding based on these rankings.
There were some other distncts tint had prbb-(ems with aOocnaans abo,” sad Park. "...They did pick aune of our projects. That's just land of the way it worked out ”
Park abd some (age projects might be saved ming different methods of funding such re borrowing against next year’s budget or other means.
DeaigMtion of 1-35 re a “superhighway” could bring millions of federal funds for 1-35 projects alone. City and county leaders met in April with district TxDOT officials to plead their case for I-35 projects.
Under the Internodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, $155 billion was set aside for six years to fund, among other things, a superhighway, which according to Kopp, has not been designated.
That money would come pretty quickly. What is starting to muddy the water is other proposed projects,” nid Kapp.
He said the proposed Hwy. 130, known as MoKan, would parallel 1-35. Proposed superhighways include the extension of 1-69 from Indianapolis, through Memphis and Lmle Rock, to Houston and Laredo. A proposed tollway, the Two Nations Turnpike, would connect Wichita Falls, Abilene and Laredo.
These federal funds would help relieve state pressure for funding and in turn help provide money for many of the county-road projects
Women’s Center’s new building nears completion
By JENMFER ROSSEL
The Comal County Women's Center's new building is on the fast track to being completed.
The building is expected to be completed in five weeks.
"The walls are up. The windows are in. Painting is going on and the carpet is ordered,” said Robert Konkel, a member of the Comal County Women’s Center's board.
Konkel said he is currently shopping for furniture and the board hopes to buy as much new furniture as possible.
"We want to greet those in the shelter with a positive attitude This is their new home for a little while We want them to feel comfortable and welcome so it will facilitate the healing process,” he said.
Konkel said the center is trying to furnish the center with available funds and has not had to call on the community for more donations yet.
The center recently received funds from the Meadows Foundation and the Community Development Block Grant With pledges and grants, the center hopes to have the building paid for in the next three years
The new building will have six bedrooms, two living spaces, a kids area and a dining room and kitchen One living space will be for women with children and one will be for women without children
Pledges are still coming in for the center and Konkd said they hope to begin sending quarterly reminders to donors soon The center recently hired a new director and is trying to reorganize the staff Officials arc in tic process of searching for a volunteer coordinator, house manager and counselor/advocate
The director, Chaine 'Mazy said she plans to be a hands-on director in addition to her administrative duties
“I will do what needs to be done to make sure the quality of services is maintained at the level that is needed,” said Mazy.
"One of the requirements of working here is that a person be versatile. Our staff is
showing how versatile they can be,” she said.
The purpose of the center is lo provide emergency sheila to women and children who are victims of ftmily violence and sexual assault.
Mazy hopes to add new services as they are needed. Currently the center offers a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter, food and clothing to women md children who are victims of family violence or sexual assault, emergency transportation, rape crisis and family violence advocacy, information and referral to other social service agerv des, community education, legal advocacy and assistance in finding jobs.
The center began in 1985 as a grassroots attempt by local women who realized that crimes against women, particularly domestic violence, existed in Comal County. Since that time it has grown to include a foll-time executive director and several other paid staff members
Funding is generated by local citizens, the United Way, Federal Emergency Management Association. Texas Department of Health and the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
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Charges filed against Bay City man arrested after Friday chase
By JBMFER RUMPEL
Officials with the Highway Patrol have identified a man involved in a high-speed chase on Friday as David Charles of Bay
Charles, 48, has been charged with reckless driving, escape, possession of a prohibited weapon and evading arrest. He is currently being held in the Comal County Jail on $17,500 bond.
According to reports Charles was arrested after fleeing from Tioopa Larry Hancock. Hancock said Charles was pulled ova on Interstate Highway 35 for a possible traffic violation. Charles allegedly pwM Hancock to the
ground and fled in his 1977 Chevy Cantaro.
Charles then led officers on a chase through the city and down Walnut Street He was apprehended at the Bavarian Manor Apartments.
Hancock saki Charles was want od in Matagorda County for evading detention He said all of the charges against Charles are misdemeanors but if the warrant is determined to be for a felony arrest the charges will be increased to felonies.
The chase occurred at 5 p.m. Friday Officers from the Highway Patrol, New Braunfels Police Department and Comal County Sheriffs Offioa were involved in
Police officers search the trunk of David Charles’ ca.
the chase Hancock said it is amazing that no one was injured in the incidentFor news, advertising or subscription information, cafI 625-9144 or Metro 606-0646
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