New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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10 Pages in one section ■ June 8,1993Serving Comal County ■ Home of Leslie House
Vol. 141, No. 143
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to Erie Dillarreal, William L. Schumann, Lillian Gonzalez (belated) and Happy Anniversary to Hugo and Lonnie Schmidt (46 years).
Kllngemann Street to be closed today
Klingemann Street, from Elizabeth Avenue to Boonville Avenue will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today due to work being performed by New Braunfels Utilities.
Publicity seminar set for June 14
The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council will sponsor a publicity seminar for local non-profit organizations with the Herald-Zeitung on Monday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dit-tlinger Memorial Library, located at 373 Magazine.
Managing Editor Mark Lyon and news editor Gary Carroll will be on hand to talk and field questions concerning procedures in getting information into the Herald-Zeitung.
For more information, contact Sharon Neuhaus at 625-6570. h
Habitat for Humanities meeting today
There will be an open meeting of the Comal County Habitat For Humanity on tonight, at 7 D.m., at Cypress Bena Park.
Those who attend are asked to bring a covered dish. Anyone wishing to attend are welcome.
In helping to eliminate poverty nousing in Comal County, call 625-7005 for more information.
Parents’ group meeting today
A parents' group meeting of the Comal County MHMR Development training Center will be held today at 6 p.m. at the center, 511 North Street.
Mr. David Lanon, a local trust attorney will discuss wills, trusts, guardianship. Call the center at 625-7359 or Phyllis Schertz at 629-1044 for more information.
Small business help available
Small business counseling from UTSA's School of Business will be offered to business owners in service, retail, wholesale and manufacturing businesses on today, June 8 (all day) at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, call the chamber at 625-2385.
Drowning youth saved at lake
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Zeltung
Water safety became an issue once again as a 17-year-old Beaumont resident, Leonard Lyons, was air lifted to North Central Baptist after nearly drowning in Canyon Lake Sunday. The boy was reportedly under water for up to 15 minutes.
“We just happened to have divers there,” said Sheriff Jack Bremer. “But there was a woman there without diving equipment who actually found him."
EMS technicians were able to resuscitate the boy but according to North Central Baptist, Lyons was unconscious and in critical condition Monday. The term was defined by them as “vital signs unstable, possibly unconscious, an unfavorable report.”
Other than that the weekend was relatively quiet said New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Head-en.
“All in all we can really see a marked improvement in people’s conduct," Headen said. “We were out in the boat on Saturday and on Sunday we took the raft and went after some river pirates and nailed a few.”
According to Headen, a total of IOO citations were issued over the weekend.
Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer reported a total of 87 arrests in by hi 8 department, NBPD, the Department of Public Safety, County Constables and Parks and Wildlife officers.
According to the sheriff the arrests included:
■ 22 for public intoxication.
■ 2 for disorderly conduct.
■ 3 possessions of controlled substance.
■ 8 thefts.
■ 8 DWIs.
■ 13 warrants.
■ ll criminal trespassing.
■ 6 minors in possession.
■ 2 assaults.
■ 12 miscellaneous offenses.
Officers were out in force at
Preiss Heights cliffs and the sheriff reported that visitors on the river seemed clearly aware of the fact the area is private property and that anyone caught trespassing would be arrested.
“I heard people actually saying that," said Bremer. “On Sunday we were on the river under the cliffs in rafts. I guess the word spread because we didn’t have any others on the cliff after that.”
Sherrlf Jack Bremer
And they’re off!
CThe New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community,
*Stammtisch" 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.)
County commissioners to okay AANTF resolution
Comal County Commissioners will meet on Thursday for their 9 a in. workshop to hear the county engineer status report on the Guadalupe Street drainage project Mrs. Karolyn B. Od mark is also scheduled to comment on the project.
In the action portion of the meeting at IO p.m. commissioners are scheduled to:
■ Adopt exemptions to Comal County Subdivision Regulations,
• Approve Water Pollution Abatement Plan and Geologic Assessment submittal for Comal County Road Department
■ Approve revised resolution for participation in the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force for 1993/94.
■ Authorize Commissioner Neil Craigmiie to act on behalf of Comal County to acquire property for Am man n Road realignment.
Problem of battered women on rise locally
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeltung
During the time it takes you to read this article, as many as five women will be the victims of domestic violence.
According to reports from women’s shelters around the state, as many as 600,000 Texas women are battered each year; and nationwide, domestic violence is the leading cause of death for women between the ages of 15 and 44. Deborah Tucker, executive director of the Texas Council on Family Violence, said despite the fact that the problem is growing, one of the most costeffective methods of providing services end refuge to battered women — women’s shelters — remains markedly underfunded.
Currently, the state provides less than 35 percent of the funding for shelters, while as much as 44 percent of the state lacks any shelter or services for women victims.
Cindy Stauffer, executive director of the Comal County Women’s Shelter, said the problem of domestic violence has not escaped the county and is, in fact, growing. This has spurred Stauffer, along with a number of community members, to launch a Capital Campaign fundraiser in mid-March with a $250,000 goal to build a new and larger facility for Comal County victims. The new facility will increase from ll to 24 the number of women and children that can be sheltered.
Since mid March, the campaign has generated more than $170,000 to go toward the construction of the new shelter, and although the campaign wrapped up last week, campaign co-chairwoman Rita Kaufmann said efforts to raise money are far from over.
“We are still working with the pledge cards, and we’re hoping that the pledges will continue," Kaufmann said.
“A lot of it will continue to come in,” Stauffer said. “We still welcome anyone that wants to help out with the campaign — we still have 600 or 700 cards that haven’t even been touched.”
The campaign leaders are still accepting pledges of any amount, and payments on the pledges can be spread out over a three-year period.
HeraldZeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH
Competition for the Fifth Annual New Braunfels Triathlon, benefitting The Children's Museum, was held on Lake Dunlap Sunday morning. (Top photos) A host of swimmers toke off on the 1,000-meter swim In Lake Dunlap. (Bottom photo) Charles Duncan makes the transition from swimming to biking during the competition. For story, results, photos, see Sports, page 7.
Fundraiser held at Langston House Monday
A tribute to Dan Ashley and a fundraiser for Hospice New Braunfels was held Monday evening at the Langston House.
Marjorie Spalding, whose husband Albert Spalding was a hospice patient, hosted the affair in his memory.
“Mr. Spalding was the best hospice story that I know," said Anna Visco, Mr. Spalding’s nurse for 16 months. “We helped him stay at home, maintain his independence as long as possible, keep control of his life as long as he
was able. With the assistance of our volunteers and mainly Dan we were able to provide the true holistic experience that is what hospice care is all about.”
Dan Ashley is a hospice volunteer who had befriended Mr. Spalding and whose tireless efforts with Hospice New Braunfels were toasted by his family, friends, fellow hospice workers and the Spalding family.
As entertainment hospice personnel “roasted" Ashley with a series of special verses.For news, subscription, or advertising infomation, call 625-9144