New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 12, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139, NO. 83
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
March 12, 1991
One Section, 10 Pages
NEUS student dies after auto accident
By KATHRYN SC HOEMER Start Writer
Services for a 16-year-old New Braunfels High School student, lulled m an automobile accident, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday- at Tree of Lafe Fellowship.
Melinda Gonzales died Monday morning al Non beast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio tfter she was involved m a one-car acc. dent Saturday in Guadalupe County. She was a freshman at New Braunfels High School.
She was a ic ft-rear passenger n a zar driven by Joseph Cantu, 17, af New Braunfe is. Hie driver was ravelling west inZipp uine. .usi outside New Brainafeis city limns. wnen he 1983 Chev roiet Citation union a rec, according lo Department of Public Safety reports in Seguin. Front-scat pass enger Marcus Darned, IS, of New 3ra unlets and Cantu were nearing seatbelts. Gonzales did id wear a .caiDen and uufereu massive lead and internal njuries rom ne rom wtnusmen d.
Cantu along with Darned and Gonzales were ram ported by New Sr min-cis Emergence vieuicat Service to McKenna Memorial Hospital n New Braunfels.
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON "tew* Editor
New Braunfels Hign School ,iu-lents dday are nourmng die .ass of reshman Melinda iunzaies. who lied yesterday rue to injuries .ne sui-ereu luring a weekend lutomooue accident.
Today rn he (.Horning) announcements ney lad vino it a nemonai tor ier. ’ said Principal John Turman.
‘We Tad .everai auuems cady get :mouonai aooui hat. 'bun .rraieu a utile problem xa I ntrut rvery-XMty las and of .aimed down iiowC
Turman said >cnooi counselors lave leen anting lo .indents wno leeueu to uuk aoout the oeatn.
Mass jonzaies. 16, was a an auio-nooiic accident in Guadalupe County S aim cay Ilk: Inver mu ne nncr passenger of ne .ar ai so were at-aeius at New Braunfels High Scnuoi.
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The New Braunfels Herald Zei-tung would like to wish “Happy Birthday” today to Amy Henke, Mike Usey, Patricia Mozisek, Jimmy Lasscter ID, Stevie Gutierrez, Doug Babb and Debra Schlater. Belated birthday wishes are directed to Andrew Timmerman, Annette Schwab, C. Richard Daniels, Rodney Wilson, Egon Darisch, Erie Wall, Ruth Peak, Judy Smith, Elena Lincon and James Drury.
“Happy Anniversary” today to Lisa and Jimmy Lassater III. Celebrating anniversaries over the weekend were Ray and Sherri Ruben and Mr. and Mrs. Valcntc Pineda.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Call our receptionist at 625-9144 the day before — we’d like to share in the greetings.
On Wednesday, geologists from the Texas Water Commission will be in New Braunfels to conduct two training sessions for anyone assisting them with the Edwards Aquifer Protection Project. The project will take an inventory of potential sources of ground water contamination surrounding public supply wells that draw water from the Edwrds. There have been approximately 30 wells identified in Comal County, but the majority of these are located within the New Braunfels city limites. Volunteers will be asked to survey within a half mile diameter around each well. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds arc needed for this project. There will be two volunteer training sessions Wednesday, al 9 a.m. and another at 5:30 p.m. (volunteers need only attend one session). The training will be in Conference Rooms A and B of the city’s Municipal Building.
The New Braunfels Republican Women’s Club will meet March 18 at Victoria Bank and Trust North Building. 1000 N. Walnut Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Lucille Bicgcl, a member of the Silver-Haired Legislature, will be the speaker.
The New Braunfels Service League is planning for the new Placement Year, which starts June I. If your organization needs help from volunteers and you are not on the current approved list of placement choices with the New Braunfels Service League, call Connie Jurica al 629-2414 or Donna Debncr at 625-5208. Request deadline is Friday. Walk-A-Thon Sunday
New Braunfels Business and Professional Women’s Club is sponsoring an M.D. Anderson Walk-A-Thon Sunday from 2 lo 4 pan. at Landa Estates. For more information, call Delores Smith at 629-4352 or Aim Bartholomew at 629-0388.
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer
New Braunfels City Council unanimously approved an amendment to its ban on lawn watering in the middle of the day.
Council Monday approved the second reading of the ordinance to restrict lawn watering between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from a previous reading that prohibited lawn watering from IO a.m. and 8 pjn.
Bill Arnold made a motion to restrict lawn watering from the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. James Goodbread Jr. seconded the motion and council members unanimously approved it. Other council members present at the meeting included Loraine Kraft, Mayor Amo Becker, Clinton Brandt and Eddie Temple. Mayor Pro-Tern Ramon Chapa Jr. was absent from the meeting.
Brandt suggested previous restrictions be amended from the lawn watering ordinance because of working couples and elderly people. “Given consideration to older people...(and) working couples I think the hours we’re going to place on those people are going to be a little bit restrictive,” he said.
Working couples don’t get home until 5 pm., but they can’t start watering until 8 p.m. That only gives them
After a high yesterday of 77 arid a low this morning of 57, today will continue lo be partly cloudy and breezy with winds from tile northwest al 15 lo 20 mph. The high today will reach about 81 and tonight's low will drop lo about 51. Wednesday will be a little cooler under partly cloudy skies with a high of 74 aud a low of 47. The next shot of rain should come Fnday or Saturday.
Council may spare Hamlets home
“Hamlet is not si messy, sloppy, dirty pig,“owner Jackie Goodwin tells the New Braunfels City Council. (Photo by Kar’a Wenzel)
a couple of hours to water their lawns during the weekdays because they have to be at work in the morning, he said.
It would also be advantageous to have older people water their lawns in the evening and not have to worry about getting up so early to water their lawns, he said.
Those restrictions could also dry up lawns because “if you’re watering (the lawn) at IO a.m. everything you water is going to be gone by 12 noon because of the hot sun,” Brandt said.
Mayor Amo Becker agreed with Brandt and suggested a compromise restricting lawn watering between 9 am. and 7 pm. That would give you a couple of extra hours in the evening when the evaporation rate decreases and it still gives you time in the morning, Becker said.
Landscape watering means the application of water to grow landscaping plants and is used for landscaping purposes or for the support of intensive recreational areas such as playgrounds and playing fields.
Currently, the water conservation ordinance restricts lawn watering when the aquifer level measured in Well J-17 is between 630 to 650 feet above mean sea level. The city manager or mayor may impose such restrictions as needed.
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Start Writer
It was a victory for Jackie Goodwin and her pet Vietnamese pig Monday night when New Braunfels City Council members said they would try to amend an ordinance restricting livestock in the city.
“Hamlet is not a messy, sloppy, dirty pig, he is a pot-belly pig and I think you should change the ordinance to allow Hamlet to stay,” Goodwin told council members.
“I am willing to do anything to keep him,” she said. He weighs from 70 and 75 pounds, but “we’re on a strict diet at our house and he doesn’t eat any junk food.” He is a house pct and both neighbors will testify that they love him, she said.
James Goodbread Jr. favored amending a city law written rn 1896. ‘These are pets and I think we’re capable (of coming) up with an ordinance,” he said, adding that the pot-belly pig should be limited to one pet per person.
“The only thing I want to be very careful of is that somehow or
another we don’t open a Pandora’s box,” said Ma yor Amo Becker. If the city could < mntrol the amended ordinance, “I could live with it either way,” he said.
City Manager Paul Grohman said officials would need to know some characteristics about the pig
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