New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 20, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung names Keivan Clark Father of the Year - 1B
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to Brittany Bryan, Alkin C Ybarra (Monday) Mary Ann Hummel (belated), Pearly "Opa" Sowell (belated), Cathy Offerman (belated) and Happy 50th Anniversary to Otto and Frieda Rauch (Saturday).
Phone-the-Boat hotline beginsNew service enables police to respond quicker to problems
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Wrltsr
The New Braunfels Police Department will introduce a new “phone-the-boat” number, beginning this weekend to help residents and vacationers get a quicker response to problems on the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers.
“Basically what we’re going to try to do is publish a phone number where if you encounter
■ River Hotline - dial 608-3000
problems you’ll be able to get directly into contact with the team that’s operating the boat,” said Sergeant Mac McEachem of the NBPD. “Hopefully it will help get a little more rapid response. It will be operational weekends and holidays from 2 p.m. to 8 pm.”
The NBPD officers in the boat will carry a cellular phone which will enable callers to speak to them directly when violations of the law are seen on the river.
The River Hotline will be somewhat limited by the logistics of moving the boat from one river to the other and there arc areas that the boat cannot reach, but it will provide another way for people
to get help from NBPD on the river.
The River Hotline is 608-3000 and will be available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays starting this weekend.
If the line is busy or unavailable, citizens are encouraged to call through the police dispatch office on 608-2179 to report non-emergency problems.
Callers should be prepared to describe the problem and give a river location.
Residents can provide a combination of a street address and a description of the river location.
Non-residents may have to rely on river location descriptions alone if they cannot find a nearby street address.
“We need to know the nature of the problem, just like any other police call, and ;my pertinent
information surrounding it,” said McEachem. "We don’t require that anybody leave their name
“ This in no way diminishes the use of the dispatcher — they arc encouraged to call the dispatcher in the event they can’t get someone at thin line or for any other reason.,” said McEachem. "Emergencies should still be called in through 911.”
McEachem said NBP!) has had a good deal of success with the boat operation.
"It’s really restricted people from messing up,” he said. "They know that we have the ability to go upstream and downstream and get them. We haven’t had the problems we’ve had in years past. We started seriously (working this issue) in 1987 and we’ve found that if you go in with strict enforcement you run that trouble off.”
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22 Pages in two sections ■ June 20,1993 Serving Comal County ■ Home of Branchi Motz ■ Vol. 141, No. 151
Traffic light repair continues
The City of New Braunfels is upgrading the traffic light controllers on the following intersections: San Antonio-Castell, Coll-Castell, Union-San Antonio, Union-Common.
Due to circumstances beyond the city's control, the repair work has been extended. Stop signs will control traffic at those intersections until work is complete on Monday.
Rad Cross offers first ald class
The American Red Cross will have a standard first aid class Monday and Tuesday horn 6 to IO p.m. at the McKenna Hospital Garza Street classroom.
The course leaches first aid and adult CPR. The cost is $27. For more information, call 620-1999.
Defensive Driving set for Monday
The New Braunfels 1SD Community Education Program will offer a defensive driving course on Monday and Wednesday,
June 21 to 23, from 6 p.m. to IO p.m., and on Saturday, June 26 from 8 a m to 4 p.m. at the Education Center, 430 West Mill, taught by Bill Hightower.
Please call the Education Center at 620-6200 or Mr. Hightower at 625-8110.
Canoeing classes offered by city
The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering canoeing courses this summer. Session I runs June 22 and 23 from 9 a m. to 6 p.m., and Session II runs July 31 and Aug. I. Pre-registration is required and will be taken at the parks office.
For more information call 629-PARK.
Tennis Assoc, plans mixer
• The New Braunfels Tennis Association will hold a member-only (over 18) mixed doubles mixer Saturday, June 26 at John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch at I p.m.
This event will be A, B, and C divisions. Enter individually for $5.
Pairings will be made as part of the formal. Pairings will rotate within each division.
Entry*deadline is Wednesday, June 23. To enter or for more information, call Suzanne at 629-3737, Cyndi at 620-6646, or Beverly at 629-4358.
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"Stammtisch" represents a sitting place far members of a community to gather and share the day" s happenings. We invite you to share with us)
‘Building flags through donations’
Rag built from donated funds will be displayed at local business on July 4
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff writer
The Comal County Child Advocacy fundraising flag is slowly unfurling as the organization receives donations to help the area's children who become involved in the court system.
The non-profit organization consists of specially trained volunteers who, through appointment by the courts, investigate and advocate for the best interests of children who are victims of abuse or neglect or who arc involved in custody disputes.
With public donations, Comal County Child Advocacy is building a community flag displayed at Johnson Fumi-lure/1 nnerwurks on Seguin Avenue for July 4.
Stars have been donated by: Ken and Henrieta Frisbie, Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Betty Marsh Green in honor of her family, Arnold and Jean Paulen in memory of all humanity, John Allison in honor of Jennifer Allison, Col. W. T. Ellis, Dorothy N. Overman, MD., Memorial Primary Special ARCA teachers on behalf of Carol DeHaven, Louis and Dorothy VoUbrecht in honor of the Advocacy volunteers, Gus Belitzer, Sr. in honor of Ellen Jackson, John and Barbara Manthey, Leonard and Jeanette Prcll in memory of Leonard Prcll VII, George and Cheryl Guidroz, Hulon and Frances Coburn, Henry and Frances Soechting, Jean and John Hasse in memory of Joe A. Hasse, W. W. and Doris
Amacher in homy of all children. John M. Tieman, M.D. in honor of Philip and Alyssa Tieman, Mary G. Keyes in memory (rf Jack Keyes, Wilbur F. Thater, Gary L. Steel in memory of Burke Tiedt, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 179, Barid, Inc. in honor al Barid empkiyees, Howard and Karen Schneider and Ray and Kathy Schoch in honor of Mary Jane Schoch.
Squares have been donated by Dorothy Wimberley in memory of CDR Louis P. Wimberley, Ade the nj Krueger in memory of her parents and sister, Russell and Jo Lynn Tim menu ann in memory of Marvin Koepp and Thelka Traugotl, Lloyd and Doris Wesiervelt in memory of Jimmy Monk, Mr. and Mrs. Gus J oh Ic in memory of their parents, Sally Ann Kamau in memory of Jon NHillier, Ellen Bragg, Gary and Pamela Barr, Carole B. Krueger in memory of Kimberly Ruth Krueger, Virginia Graves Webb rn memory of her parents, Robert and Myrtle Peterson in memory of the children/students talked with, Arline V. Gigler, Mattie Kathryn Gay in honor of all children, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Krueger, Richard and Ann Bartholomew, Victor and Katharine Sponenberg, Peggy Edwards in honor of grandsons, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Givens in memory of their lathers, Mr and Mrs. Herman Schoenfekl in honor of Patricia Git-linger, and Wallace and Dorothy Johnson.
Mail donations to Comal County Child Advocacy, Inc. P.O. Box 311832, New Braunfels, Texas, 78131-1832 or call 210-620-5536 for more information.
Man hurt in accident Friday
Herakt-Ze/tung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Glenn IC Klmes, en employee of New Breunfele Utilities, Ie treeted by New Breunfele emergency personnel near New Breunfele High School after en sodden! left Klmes with Injuries to hie heed end neck areas. McKenna Hospital officials said Saturday evening that ha was Hated In fair condition In the hospital's IOU. Klmes* Injuries came as a result of a fall which rendered him unconscious
Local one-year-old in need of liver transplant
From staff reports
Local queen gives up title this weekend
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
The family of one-year old Megan Byler is socking outside assistance in financing a much-needed liver transplant.
Megan, the daughter of Bill Byler and Vie urn Conway Byler and granddaughter of Harold and Billie Conway, all of the New Braunfels arca, is in San Antonio's Methodist Hospital where she is undergoing treatment for my Iona silesia, a condition in which the liver does not fully develope.
Doctors are now keeping her on body function and life support systems that will temporarily help her survive, according to Billie Conway, the child's grandmother.
"She s developed an infccuon in her liver and doctors are having to (real it in a very complicated way," she said. "It could be very critical. They are having to allow the infection to grow until it is large enough for them to recognize, diagnose and then treat specifically for."
Doctors have implanted a tube in her side to drain her intestines because her liver is failing. They are treaung her with antibiotics, bul not geared at any specific mfecuon.
Byler is now second on a long list of donors at Houston's Childrens' Hospital. Conway said.
"We're just waning for the call," she said.
Approximately $28,000 is needed for Byler, which will cover the costs of removal and transport of the liver once a donor is found. Conway said that the
a donor is found. Conway said that the Megan's insurance would not cover those costs.
A trust account has been set up at Schertz Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 800, Schertz, Texas 78154. Donations should be made payable to the "Megan Byler Trust Account."
Fundraisers have already been set up by the family and volunteers are need to assist with them, Conway said. However, she said she knows those efforts alone will probably not be near enough.
"We need help," she said. "Any donations from individuals, groups or organizations will be greatly appreciated."
Anyone interested in contributing or donating may call her at 557-4037 rn McQueeny for more infonnaiion.
Miss Rodeo Texas Teen Brandy Elliott of New Braunfels gives up her crown this weekend to the 1993-94 winner, but she's looking forward to bigger and better things.
‘I’m going lo Southwest Junior College in Uvalde and hopefully I’ll get lo run for Miss Rodeo Texas and then transfer to Texas AAM to study veterinary medicine,” Ell iou said. “I’ll run for the Comal County Rodeo Queen and then I’ll run for High School Rodeo Region 6 Queen in October cr November and if I win that I’U go en to the Texas suae high school rodeo competition.”
Elliott won the 1992-93 crown last year by winning the Horsemanship and Appearance categories of the competition. Since then she has traveled as a representative of the State of Texas lo high school rodeos throughout the
state promoting the sport of rodeo, western heritage and the western indus-try.
“I traveled lo all kinds of different junior rodeos, high school rodeos and promotional events for rodeos,” said Elliott. “I also went to the American Junior Rodeo, the Dallas Western Market, and a fall fashion show for Harris Western Centers."
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