New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Rachelle Rapp, Krystal Lynn Luna, Melinda Chape, Matthew Hoffman, Rev. Amel Kinsfather, Joey Gomez, Eli Ortiz, Gem Allen, Jesse Gomez, Casey Panterm uchl, Ben Borchers and Lupe “Marie” Benavides.
Celebrating Monday birthdays are Kody Gann, Cory Gann, Nella Castillcja, Esme Hernandez, Francisco Urias Sr., Harrett Weiss, Larry Mueller, Ernest Sotelo and Ricky Sotelo Sr.
Belated birthday wishes to Pam Boyer, Mario Farias, Priscilla Ann Dominguez and George Padilla Jr.
“Happy anniversary” today to Kathy and Lupe Suarez.
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.
Comal County Health Department has received 50 doses of Pneumovac vaccine from the Texas Department of Health for use in high risk individuals. This vaccine will be available for individuals age 65 or older who have never received the vaccine. Friday, June 28, from 1-4 p.m. has been set for administering the vaccine at the Health Department in the Comal County Courthouse on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee is $8. For more information call 620-5595.
Clear out the closets and bring those items to the old Krueger building, 472 W. San Antonio St., for the next five Saturdays for the Senior Citizens garage sale slated for July 27. Furniture, books, games, clothing, toys arc just a few of the items to be gathered and sold to benefit the Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation.
A special meeting of the McKenna Memorial Hospital Red Cross volunteers will be at 3 p.m. Monday in the hospital cafeteria. All hospital Red Cross volunteers arc encouraged lo attend and learn about a new program at McKenna.
The sixth annual Hot Dam Cold Water Festival is slated for Friday and Saturday at Farm to Market 306 and the Guadalupe River next to the Maricopa Lodge. Grounds open at 5 p.m. Friday and remain open until after the dance at midnight. On Saturday, the grounds will be open from 11 a.m. lo I a.m. For more information call Wade Russell at 512/964-2929.
Rep. Smith to speak
U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith will attend the New Braunfels Republican Women’s Club annual covercd-dish dinner meeting June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Lamia Park picnic areas 4 and 5. Bring spouse or guest and covered dish to serve 8-10 people.
Canyon High School Class of 1971 will celebrate its 20-year class reunion from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. June 29 in the Arts and Crafts Building of die Comal County Fairgrounds. For more information, call 629-7707.
Girls attending Comal and New Braunfels independent school districts who will be juniors in die coming school year are eligible lo SM STAMMTISCH, Pay* 2A
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Man held in bid to bring drugs to jail
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
A San Antonio man remains in the Comal County Jail today on drug charges after he was caught allegedly attempting to smuggle heroin into the jail, officials say.
Eduardo Robles Rodriguez, 42, remains in jail in lieu of posting a $25,000 bond on a charge of possession of hcrion under 28 grams.
Rodriguez was arrested Friday afternoon by undercover officers at the jail while he waited to visit a prisoner. Officers said they received information he could be smuggling drugs into the facility around 3 p.m. via a balloon in his mouth and had obtained a search warrant.
From previous cases, officers said drugs have been smuggled into the jail by persons kissing and passing the balloon filled with drugs between each other.
“We had a couple of narcotics officers in the visitation arca.... Fortunately the entire visitation area cleared out and he (Rodriguez) was
sitting by himself at that time,” said a spokesman for the Comal County Sheriffs Office. “... They braced this guy and presented him with the search warrant and as they did he began to try to swallow and one of the officers attempted to restrain him and failed to do it.”
Afterward officials received an evidentiary warrant from District Judge Robert Pfcuffcr to have Rodriguez’s stomach pumped at McKenna Memorial Hospital. The spokesman said after his stomach was pumped, officers retrieved 2.3 grams of hcrion in the balloon.
“We want to let those folks know that are involved in this type of thing that we are going to continue to do this,” the spokesman said. “We are going to stop it one way or the other We have that right. Not only can we get search warrants bul we have the right to search belongings and things as they attempt to come into the jail.”
Last week drugs were found in the jail and two inmates were charged with possession of those drugs.
Presentation of heritage resolution set
Teen’s reasons make hers 'SuperDad’
New Braunfels man given merchants’ prizes
Fund drive add another $5,936
Since Wednesday, $5,936 has been added to die fund drive for the new Seniors' Center of Comal County, bringing the total to $228,354 New contributors include
Cornerstone Donors ($500-999); Eddie L and Mar tha I. Skelton and Ralph L. and Mildred B Reed
Foundation Donors (I'p to $499): Byron and 1’heodora DU Ion, William A and Genevieve T Rush, Evelyn Kadeih, Mr and Mrs. Nelson Nolle and Ellen Simmons.
Business Capstone Donors ($1,000-$4,999): Doeppensc hmidt Funeral Home and New Braunfels Rotary Club.
Business Foundation Donors (Up to $499): Comal Kist 179 of American Legion, Fberhard Lumber Co. and Hill Country Store (Susie Lehne).
Memorials: By Etta A Han/ for Bruno E. Han/, By Letha B Dewitt for Sue Haynes (Jack Hay nes’ sister) of Alvin, and by IvCtha Dewitt for Ruth Galloway (Pauline Batey’s sister)of Houston.
We have been extremely remiss in not mentioning one of our greatest contributors in the “tune and talent” category, Arnold "Sandy" Sandberg.
Curtis Bremer, chairman of the board of Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative, helps unveil the marker noting the 25th anniversary and re dedication of Canyon Dam and Reservoir during the cermony Saturday. Please see related stories and photos, Page 1B (Photo by Mark Warnken)
Council members hope theirs will become letters of the law
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
New Braunfels City Council members are sending letters to the Texas Waler Commission and the Texas Air Control Board asking for immediate dismissal of a local cement plant’s application to bunt toxic waste in die wake of a survey indicating the plant’s kiln, according to a new state law, is too close lo three residences.
Mayor James Goodbread said council members agreed before last week’s meeting to each send letters supporting dismissal of the Lafarge and Systech corporations' permit request based upon a land survey dial shows dirce residences within a half-mile of the Balcones Cement Plant kiln where Lafarge-Systech proposes to burn die waste. The plant, located on Wald Road just outside die city limits, faces opposition from Securing a Future Environment (SAFE), a group of local residents who commissioned the survey.
According to Senate Bill 1099 recently signed into law by Gov. Ann Richards no facility will be allow
ed to bum hazardous waste when located within a half-mile of a residence, school, church, day-care center, dedicated park or surface water body for drinking. Ihe Air Control Board and Water Commission have less than four months to draft rules to comply with the new law.
Also, the council will send a letter thanking the governor for signing die bill, Goodbread said.
Council Member Clinton Brandt said, “I’m very happy lo hear dial Senate Bill 1099 was signed by die governor, and I hope that die people of SAFE along with the city now can work toward resolving diis issue and pulling it behind us.”
“I’m very pleased about the lalargc issue and what we’ve discussed tonight," Council Member Paul Fraser said. “It’s just tremendous. We’ve come a long way.”
SAFE representative Paul Pennington gave an update to die council on SAFE'S activities to slop the l^ifarge-Systeeh plan during last Monday’s council meeting.
Pennington said he has contacted
die offices of state Sen. Judith Zaffi-rini, state Sen. Bill Sims and state Rep. Edmund Kucmptc to request dtey also send letters to the two stale agencies in support of immediate dismissal.
“In lieu of the possibility dial Lafarge might purchase die three residences, diey appear to be in an irreversible position in terms of wanting lo bum toxic waste in New Braunfels,’’ Pennington said.
“I say ‘appear’ because there are dungs dial are unforeseen that could happen, but I believe we have an opportunity to bring to a close this issue in our community,” he said
A spokesman for die Balcones Cement plant last week said Lai ai go has no intention of pulling its permit request because of the survey. The plant never received a request lot a surveyor to enter the plant sue, said die spokesman, who added dial die company did not have enough information to comment on the accuracy ot the survey, the spokesman said
Sophicnburg Museum and Archives officials arc scheduled to present to the New Braunfels City Council on June 24 the state Legislature’s recent resolution declaring the community a “German Heritage Center” in Texas.
Museum officials drafted the resolution and received statements of support from the council, the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the Comal County Commissioners Court. The chamber and commissioners also will be presented copies of the resolution.
“The resolution was one of our long-range goals,” Museum and Archives Director Clyde Blackman said. “The designation will hopefully attract more visitors to the city .” Another goal is to attract the interest of philanthropic foundations that might financially support efforts to preserve and promote the community's German heritage, Blackman said.
Sen. Judith Zaffirim, D-Laredo, cosponsored the resolution in the Senate, and Rep. Edmund Kuempel. R-Seguin, co-sponsored the measure in the House. The measure was adopted in the Senate on Jan. 29 and in the House on May 3. The resolution is signed by Lt. Gov Bob Bullock and Speaker of the House Gib Lewis.
ITie resolution, in full, reads: “Whereas, situated along the confluence of the Comal and Guadalupe rivers, the picturesque town of New Braunfels retains the German influence of its earliest beginnings in 1845 when Texas was emerging as a new state in the United States; and “Whereas, the German settlers arrived on Good Frida), March 21, 1845, under the leadership of Prince Carl of Solnts-Braunfels, commissioner general of the Adelsvcrem Society, which was responsible for financing German colonists and
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Why should Waller F. Zech of New Braunfels be regarded “Sujjer Dad of the Year?”
“My dad works very hard for money to support me, my mom, and my brother and sister,” wrote his 14 year old daughter in her entry iii the “Super Dad” competition sponsored by lite New ll mutuels Herald/*ilung and Comal Flower Shop.
Site went on to say: “He loves inc very much arid helps me ut every way he can. He encourages me lo do what's right and lo finish school.
“He wants more than anything for us to just be flappy. He makes things run smoothly here at home and our family and I are very, very proud of hun and very, very happy that he is our dad. I wish every family hail a Super Dad like
The Temperature” continues to rise, with $228,354 now collected for Seniors Center of Comal County renovation.
“I love him so much!,’’ said Heidi-Jo Zech.
Zech, who works as a long haul truck driver for Tyson Foods, Inc., said he was “very surprised” to leant he had won because he “didn't even know she’d entered the contest.” He made his trip to the Herald offices to pick up his prizes a family altair.
Local businesses participating in lite “Super Dad” effort include Eniex, Fade sh Artworks, Johnson Furniture, Vol-Ihrecht’s Pharmacy, New Br unreels Herald/etiung. Chol-lett's Men’s and ladies' Fashions, First Choice, Comal Flower Shop, Furniture Consignment Shop, Gotpf Jewelers and Makin' Waves Salon.
and daughter Heidi-Jo