New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 139, No. 140
June 2, 1991
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Margaret Trayhan
Four Sections, 54 Pages
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Les Burgess, Mary Ruth Thompson, Danny Marshall and Beverly Timmermann.
Best wishes Monday to Bobby Bacon and Jennifer Zimmerman.
Belated birthday greetings to Dana Schmidt, Wade Vickers, Rcbckah Grace Rubio, Donald Milo (Monroe) Stott, Juan Espinosa and Casey Ryals.
“Happy anniversary” today to Aria and Ramon Chapa Jr., Mr. and Mrs. David Chapa and Olga and Red Stamps. Anniversary greetings Monday to Roxanne and Mike Voss.
Belated anniversary greetings to Altom and Viola Wucst.
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.
Planners of the Fourth of July “Welcome Home Troops” parade in New Braunfels will conduct another meeting with participants at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall on Landa Street.
Organizer Cheryl Scott encourages representatives of every civic organization and service club to attend and invites all interested individuals. “We need everyone who has come to the previous meetings back for this one,” she said, "so everyone is together” on the planning.
The parade is but a portion of the day’s activities, which will start with a patriotic ceremony, include entertainment and concessions and conclude with a fireworks display.
On Saturday, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church will sponsor a unique dual-bcncfit rum mage sale in the church hall. Funds for the church will be raised through the rental of tables and 10-by-8-foot spaces at a cost of $10 each. Participants can make money for themselves by what they sell.
To reserve a space, call 625-3534 or drop by the church office at 138 W. Austin by Wednesday.
The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and is open to the public.
Home Schooling Day activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to ' p.m. Saturday at the St. Anthony Convent in San Antonio. The event, sponsored by Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Home Schoo and users of its curriculum, is under the direction of Janice Smythe. Babysitting is available The event is free and open to the public.
Persons with questions are invited to call Debbie Niland in New Braunfels, 625-6584, or Sandra Crouch in San Antonio, 512/651-6453.
Guest speaker al Tuesday’ meeting of the Comal County Genealogical Society will be Robert “Bob" Robinson-Zwahr of San Antonio, author of a two volume Bremer fanuly history.
Tuesday's meeting begins at p.m. in the Herb Schneider Room of Victoria Hank’s North Building The club's quarterly publication
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Highs in die mid 90s, lows in die rind 70s and gusty winds from die southeast at 10-15 mph paint die weekend weadier picture. For weadier details, see Page 2A
Graduating seniors are silhouetted as they prepare for ceremonies in New Braunfels Friday evening. For class photos and lists of graduates and scholarship winners, see Graduation 1991, Section D. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
About 500 students graduate
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The New Braunfels area became more educated Friday night with the graduation of about 500 high school seniors.
Commencement programs were held at both New Braunfels High School and Canyon High School. About 300 diplomas were conferred at NBHS while about 200 were presented at CHS.
The New Braunfels High School ceremonies were held in Unicom Stadium on Loop 337 and were attended by about 3,OCK) people.
NB1SD Board President Bob Self presented “Silver Unicom Awards" to New Braunfels Police Officer Bobby Owens of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program; Jackie Schneider, an active PT A booster, Mike Ethridge, an active athletic booster; and Francis Castilleja, a library aide at NBHS.
Senior Class President Jessica
Schwab served as the mistress of ceremonies. The valedictory address was given by Stacey Bruemmer, and the salutatory speech by Trace Jurica. Addresses were also given by Celeste Colvin and Allison Tilly.
Principal John Turman certified the eligibility of the class to graduate and NB1SD Superintendent Charles Brad-berry distributed diplomas.
About 2,000 people witnessed the Canyon High School graduates in bright red caps and gowns receive their diplomas. Daniel Jordan Curtis gave the valedictory address and Kennard Elmer Bowen III gave the salutatory. Mike Hearn gave the invocation and Kyla Goodson served as mistress (rf ceremonies. Principal Will Klieg honored outstanding students in his speech.
The CHS event was held at Cougar Stadium, off Interstate 35.
Smithson Valley High School’s commenognent was Thursday.
Recipients of New Braunfels High School’s 'Silver Unicom Award" are, from left, DARE officer Bobby Owens, library aide Frances Castillo, sports booster Mike Ethridge and PTA activist Jacwe Schneider (NBISD Photo)
Local Crisis Line offers ‘a place to turn’
By JAMIE LEE CAMPBELL Staff Writer
When there is "no one else to turn to," the number to call is 625-6996.
The Crisis Line was created 20 years ago as part of the Drug Dependency Council.
“It started as a drug dependency thing for people who had trouble with
drugs or alcohol or whatever. Now the number is really just available to anyone who needs help," President Gladys Barding said.
“We’re a listening service for anyone rn a crisis ... when they feel there is no one else. ... We’re that last link rn the community.”
The crisis line is answered 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week. The number 625-69% is often used as a rcferal service for other agencies.
"Its just a matter of helping someone decide what to do,” Barding said. "They might say ‘should I call the women's shelter?’, ‘how do I get a lawyer when I can’t afford one?', that kind of dung "
"Sometimes you just give encouragement ... and make suggestions, ’ she said.
Barding said the number sud s necessary.
She said people arc often confused about where to turn for help or they merely need someone “to help them feel less depressed "
By JAMIE CAMPBELL Staff Writer
New Braunfels shoppers were interrupted Saturday by a bomb threat at a load grocery store, according to police officers and firemen dispatched to the scene.
“They cleared the store in about 7 minutes," said New Braunfels police officer D.R. Ives. "There was an upset customer apparendy. He said he’d placed three bombs within the building."
Officers were dispatched to the H-E-B Food Store, 843 W. San Antonio St., at 6:52 p.m. after a male customer made the threat, by telephone, saying he had just left the store and "the bombs would explode in 22 minutes."
Police evacuated the store for more than 30 minutes to ensure there were no bombs located rn the store. Police Sgt. Roger Allen said if there was a bomb, a bomb squad from San Antonio would have been called.
“If we’d found the bomb, if we had ume to look for it, we’d call the bomb squad in San Antonio," he said. "These homemade bombs are hard to find that’s what makes it hard. They can come in cans, boxes, anything that’s difficult to recognize."
New Braunfels resident Ken Kee-ble, was at the store when the threat was made.
"They took it pretty seriously.... As soon as I got in the parking lot they said get out quick and go by the edge of the parking lot,” he said. "There were groups of half a dozen people all over the place. It went nuts there for a minute.'’
A store employee who asked not to be identified said he was scared. The police showed up in seconds, ’ he said. “I sure was scared though."
HEB employees were not allowed to discuss the matter
Service Director David Hensley said, “Please don’t ask any of our employees. ... You can just deal with our corporate office."
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
Two New Braunfels men remain rn the Guadalupe County Jail ouay tm charges of aggravated roboerv alter they were appreciated far allegedly holding up a convenience store dork Friday night.
Jesse Delgado, 26, and Rooert Leos, R>, remain in jail n leu oi aisling a SMJ.OOO bond each.
lite two men were arrested snoiiiy alter the convenience store clerk a me Sac~N-Pac Drive In Grocery, owned in he 1400 block of Texas 46 tem Gear Springs, was mooed.
While tile same store was rte ideation of a mdberv Thursday aitenioou. police are investigating if ihc incidents are related.
New Braunteis %uce Chid CX. "Dick" Hwdeti >aiu wi messes a ne store Friday rn gin >atu ai Hispanic male entered lie -tote aiounu 4: 5 p.m., displayed a gun unu dcmonueu
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New mayor ‘believes in people power*
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
Revamping the city chatter, fighting plans lo bunt hazardous waste ut New Braunfels and selling die record straight on all issues are a few of the matters Mayor James Goodbread plans to tackle ut the coming year But lo put down the new mayor on the the most important issue, he poults to "fan representation to the people.” lf party affiliations were requued. "you would have lo tag me. probably, a Populist because I’m really with the people.” Goodbread said ”... I believe in people power, lf you listen to die people. 90 percent of the tune you’re going to do whai’s ut the best benefit of them "
Last week Goodbread was unanun ously chosen by fellow City Council members as mayor, replacing Amo Becker, who did not seek rc-elccuon to the council.
Goodbread was first elected to the
•/ want to demonstrate to the people that I am not go*ng to hide behind an issue. Its so easy to be mayor and just run the meeting and not take a stand."
— New Braunfels Mayor James Goodbread
New Braunfels City Council ut 1984. Suite then he has fought for a number of issues, one of which was to stop the Lafarge Corp. and tis subsidiary Sys-lech Environmental Corp. fruit stor
ing and bur I mig hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement Plant near New Braunfels.
“To mc there is absolutely no advantage in having Lafarge bunt tox
ic waste. There's no advantage to the citizen* whatsoever. It is a downside risk entirely.”
Earlier this veal, Goodbread voted
for the city to hue an attorney to rep
resent me city % mitiest in tusurt regardmg die hazardous waste ssuc "I (hula we put an awaiting belute Austin that would not nave been Jtcie otherwise, had we not *petn that (fur attorneys),' he said.
lf I alarge* Systech does secure permits to slue and bunt hazaruous waste, Goodbread us unsure he city would be un he ;«o».uou to take he bauk into he cow u 00*11.
"I hate to say hat we would go to he courtroom unless I knew the cost. lf we're talking about hundreds or thousands knowing what we re up against at hrs poult I aught be reluctant to spend that much money, but I am in no way warning to srdeluie or slough hrs issue off."
Another issue he mayor is not willing to "slough off’ is he issue of he Comal Sp* uigs going dry.
Goodbread said the city should
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