New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
TuesdayCanyon Lake Triathlon cancelled. Sports Day, Page 8.
Firemen keep watch on fields
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Vol. 143, No. 157
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to; Kyle Williams and Rebecca Rosales. Happy belated birthday wishes to Pablo Rosales, Johnny Joe Alvarez and Jason Feltner.
Happy anniversary wishes to Wayne and Rose Korpi (25 years), and Buster and Elsie Bowers (two years).
River and aquifer Information
Comal River — 304 cubic feet per second, down 8 cfs Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon monitoring well — 625.97, same
Mold —heavy, 3100 Grass — light, 20 Pigweed — light, 10
Caring for Children meeting this week
The next meeting of the Comal County Caring for Children ’ Committee will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 493 South Seguin Avenue, on Thursday, June 22. All members of the committee are asked to attend. Anyone interested in this program is welcome to attend.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Arca firefighters probably won’t be bored this summer. If the weather heats up and dries out, conditions will be ripe for grass fires, New Braunfels Fire Chief Phillip Baker said.
“My prediction is if it doesn’t rain we’re going to have some bad grass fires,” Baker said. Rainfall so far lias made grass grow tall and thick, lf that rain continues, he said, moisture will stay sufficiently high to keep fires to a minimum. Cool weather in the last few weeks has also kept grass moist so far.
“I don’t suspect that the coolness is going to continue,” Baker said.
People who live next to a field or vacant lot can take steps to prevent a grass fire from damaging their own property, Baker said.
“If you have a vacant lot near you hopefully the people who own it will have mowed it recently,” he said. “If not, it’s not a bad idea to mow a strip
between your property and the lot sufficient to keep the house safe.”
When a property owner doesn’t mow his lot, the best solution is to call the owner up and ask if he would mow his property, Baker said. Most property owners wouldn’t mind if a neighbor called up with a reminder, he said.
The city can step in as a last resort if personal calls don’t work, Baker said. “There is a city ordinance that requires property owners keep their grass in a mowed condition,” he said. Neighbors can call and complain if grass is too high, over two feet, Baker said. “Then we’ll send them a letter requiring that they take care of it,” he said.
Residents should try to make neighborly, civil contact to get tall grass mowed before they complain to the city, Baker said. “The last thing you really want is to cause a war among property owners,” he said. “A lot of times people just don’t take the time to call the owner and tell them the grass has grown.”
Home fire ruled accidental
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
The fire which destroyed a West End Avenue home early Friday morning was ruled accidental, New Braunfels Fire Department Investigator Robert Reed said.
“The fire department is listing the Fire as accidental and electrical in nature, originating in the children’s bedroom,” he said.
Resident Daniel Mireles had left for his workplace at about 5:15 a.m., Reed
said. Mireles’ wife, Ranch, and three children went with him, so they were not in the house when it caught fire, Reed said.
“Fortunately nobody got hurt.” NBFD officers found half of the house burning when they arrived on the scene between 6 and 6:30 a m. Friday. The house was completely destroyed.
To lend a helping hand to the Mi roles family, contact the Comal County chapter of the American Red Cross at 178 E. Mill Street, 620-1999.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Vandals left their mark early Sunday morning on the front of the new Target store, painting graffiti that was later removed by store employees. Investigators have no leads on who committed the act. Target is scheduled to open in late July.
Change of command at RAFB
The President of the United States recommended a lieutenant general be promoted to a general and that recommendation will become a reality during a change of command scheduled to take place at Randolph Air Force Base today.
Lt. Gen. Billy J. Boles will be promoted to a four-star general during the ceremony. Boles is currently the vice commander of the Air hducation and Training Command. When promoted, he will take command of A ETC from Gen Henry Viccellio Jr. The commander is responsible for recruiting and accessing Air Force personnel and providing them military, technical, and flying training. The com- * mand includes two numbered Air Forces, Wilford Hall Medical Center and Air University. It consists of 13 bases,
43,000 active duty members, and 14,000 civilians.
Boles entered active duty in 1962 and has held a variety of staff assignments at the major command and Air Staff levels. He was recommended for the promotion to a four-star general by the President of the United States. Boles will take command Tuesday and Viccellio will transfer to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, which is named for the Wright brothers.
Viccellio will be commander of the Air Force Materiel Command at the Wnght-Patterson AFB. Matenel Command deals with the weapons, equipment, and supplies of the armed forces.
Viccellio, who was commissioned after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1962, is a command pilot.
Reunion scheduled for this weekend
The Schumann and Huebinger Reunion will be held from 11:30 a m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday,
June 25 in Marion at the Catholic Church, Immaculate Conception across the railroad tracks. Bring food, relatives and updated genealogy papers for the chart maker.
Arbo scheduled to speak at Tree of Life
Barbara Arbo, the author of several books including the popular “Scriptures for Prayer," will be speaking at Tree of Life Church at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21. Tree of Life is located at 652 Loop 337 in New Braunfels. Call 625-6375 for more information.
Cancer support group to meet
The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 22 in the north building of Victoria Bank and Trust, 1000 N. Walnut.
Dr. Sylvia Schell will speak ; onradiation. For more informa-; tion, call the ACS information line at 629-5717 or Marian Hicks at 629-1763
An article on page 1 of the Thursday. June 15 edition Herald-Zeitung should have ■dated that the Toomey trash luler was ordered by the fwxas Department of Public Safety not to move from the spot where it had been pulled over Saturday, June 10 What also should have been stated was that Timothy Toomey unloaded the extra weight and moved the truck at about noon Wednesday on his own volition.
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Jim and Muriel Mooney cut a rug at the Starlight Gala. They also celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Gala raises $28,000
By DENISE DZIUK
Many residents in Comal County will benefit from the funds raised at this year’s gala held by the Comal County unit of the American Cancer Society, which those involved are calling a success.
The third annual Starlight Gala raised about $28,000, far exceeding last year’s donations of $ 15,500. Kelli Kensing, Gala Chairman, said the money will be used to fund several local programs aimed at providing assistance, support, and education.
“This is a relatively small town and we offer a lot of great and personal programs. This money helps us provide them,” she said.
The money is sent to the San Antonio unit, where it is earmarked for Comal County. Any excess money will be given to the national organization for research. Last year, the American Cancer Society spent $95
million on research. Twenty-six scientists won Nobel prizes for their research on cancer and the gene for colon cancer was discovered. “This shows how important the research is,” said Kensing.
Kensing said the Comal County unit spent $76,000 on educational material during the past fiscal year. The organization also provided 230 people with medical equipment and transportation and 33,000 people with educational material, including information on detection and prevention.
“We don’t want the party to be the emphasis. We do a lot of things to raise money for the programs,” said Kensing. “We want to get the community more aware and at the same time raise money.”
Cancer affects the lives of four out of five people, whether the cancer patient is a family member or a friend. One out of five will get some form of cancer in their lifetime.
Airman ‘overwhelmed’ by reception put on by chamber
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce forged another link in the vital chain between Randolph Air Force Base and New Braunfels Friday. It honored Senior Airman Ryan R. Dahl as Airman of the Quarter for the first quarter of 1995.
“This is overwhelming,” Dahl said as he was applauded by Randolph and New Braunfels dignitaries.
New Braunfels is a “metropolis” compared to Dahl’s hometown of Blue Earth, Minn., he said.
“It’s great to see a local community take such an interest in Randolph.” Dahl said.
“I’m sure Randolph and New Braunfels will continue in a mutually beneficial relationship well into the future.”
Dahl works in Awards and Decorations for Military Personnel, Senior Airman Rebbeca Orosco said. The military personnel department at Randolph keeps up with personnel for the entire Air Force, Orosco said. “He deals with probably 400 awards a month,” she said.
The personnel center tends to be a magnet for talent, said Brigadier General Thomas O. Fleming Jr., commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing.
“The initiative Airman Dahl had made the entire Air Force better,” Fleming said.
As well as distinguishing himself in his military career, Dahl has made it his business to make a difference in the local community.
“We have a program where I act as a mentor for local kindergarten students,” Dahl said.
Dahl will soon be leaving active duty in the Air Force.
_ Herald-Zeitung photo by Susan Flynt England
Joining Airman of the Quarter Senior Airman Ryan R. Dahl (center) were Chamber Vice Chairman Skip Stratemann (left) and Mayor Paul E. Fraser Jr.
He has been accepted into an elite ROTC scholarship program. “Only 50 people in the Air Force have been selected for this ROTC program,”
‘It’s great to see a local community take such an interest in Randolph.’
— Airman Ryan R. Dahl
Southwest Texas State University is where Dahl has chosen to pursue his academic goals. “I love the weather and the southern hospitality here," he said.
The chamber of commerce ensured that Dahl would know the meaning of New Braunfels “gemutlichkeit.”
It gave him a huge prize package including: overnight accommodations at New Braunfels Resorts from Rusty Brandt; dinner for two at Tree Tops Riverside Grille from Monique Weston; breakfast for two at Krause’s from
Ray Schoch, certified public accountant; lunch for two at Adobe Verde Cafe from Les Gonzales; a $20 gift certificate at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory from Eden Heights Inc.; a $20 gift certificate at the Ole Mill Stream from Pamela Brandt; a $20 gift certificate at China n Things from Dora Shaw; a $20 gift certificate at Schlitterbahn from Budget Rent a Car; theater for two at Circle Arts Theatre from Elizabeth Elliott; admission for two at the Museum of Handmade Furniture from Chere Stratemann; admission for two at Natural Bridge Caverns from Clara Heide-mann; admission for two at Conservation Plaza from Martha Rehler; dinner and admission for two to S.T.A.G.E Inc. from Zada Jahnsen; admission for two to the Sophienburg Museum from Clyde T. Blackman; admission for two to the Hummel Museum from John Collins; admission for two to Wurstfest from Suzanne Herbelin; and six koozies from Oasis.Orwell'S thought police alive and back on patrol, Page 4.