New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 16, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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12 pages in one section ■ Thursday, March 16,1995
Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of LAUREN TAYLOR HERNANDEZ
Vol 143. No.89
Birthday wishes from the Hsrald-Zshung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Lauren Taylor Hernandez (1 year!), Ryan Rey Martinez (66 years!), Natalia Vargas, Patty Phillips, Maria Martinez, Virginia Brooke, Elida Vernon, William A. Klink.
Partyly to mostly cloudy skies and warm across the region today. Highs range from the 70s to 80s Partly cloudy skies tonight with lows ranging from 40s to 50s
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44th antique show on tap this weekend
The 44th Semiannual Antique Show and Sale will be held at the New Braunfels Civic Center • March 17, 18 and 19. The hours are: Friday, March \7, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday. March 18 & 19, ncx>n-6 p.m. Quality dealers from all over the state and many out of state dealers will be exhibiting quality merchandise for sale.
Included for sale will be fine cut glass, art glass, carnival and pattern glass, furniture (oak, pine, walnut, etc.), primitives, silver, jewelry, coins, toys, linens, quilts, clocks, and many other antiques and collectibles. There will be a very large and excellent variety of merchandise—always something for everyone
Since this is my 44th semiannual antique show and sale here in New Braunfels, many great door prizes will be given away during the show Mark your calendar, this is going to be an outstanding weekend antique show and sale
This is the only quality antique show and sale where the admission is still only $2.50 which is good for all three days.
For additional information, call Jerry Johnson, 210-625-0612 or 210-620-4934
FUMC continues Lenten Community Luncheons
Friday. March 17. the guest speaker for First United Methodist Church's Lenten Community Lunches will be Monsignor Eugene O’Callaghan of Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church.
The lunches are ecumenical services which are held every Friday during Lent from 12:15-12 45 p m in Wesley Hall, located on the Mill Street side of First United Methodist Church.
Special music will be provided by FUMC's women's ensemble.
Everyone is asked to bring a sack lunch, and beverages will be provided by the church.
For more information, call 625-4513
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Home, Sweet Historic Home
MTS Homes Tour will feature variety of country styles
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
From historic country charm to airy contemporary country — this year’s Mid-Texas Symphony Homes Tour covers a range of country styles. T\vo beautilu! bed and breakfasts and three private homes open their doors to the public Saturday, April 8 from IO a.m. to 4 p.m, said Pauline Rector of the Symphony Guild.
The tour includes two bed and breakfasts and three private homes.
The Karbach House — take a walk downtown and you’re sure to pass it. The homes tour offers an opportunity to peek inside.
The Karbach House will open at noon rather than IO a m. to accommodate guests. “They serve a real German breakfast, which is maybe a two-hour meal,” Rector said.
The Gruene Country Homestead B & B has been located on both sides of Gruene Road — it was moved from one side to the other. It’s been remodeled to show off the fachwerk and original interior walls. There’s even a guest room in what used to be the root cellar.
Local builder John Lovett and his wife Christa will open their home on the T-Bar-M
The C.J. and Georgia Cutrona home, located off FM 1863 west of New Braunfels, will be one of the homes featured on the tour.
estate. The house is designed with an open and airy intenor and decorated in Southwestern style. "He’s got a couple of pieces of furniture that belonged to his great grandfather from Germany,” Rector said. “There is an old secretary with some of the letters from Germany.”
Situated on 300 feet of the Guadalupe River is the home designed by owner Frank Bailey IU. He and hts wife Ann will open it to homes tour visitors. It’s a small ranch.
complete with horses, stable, bam and a porch that wraps completely around the
Tickets for the homes tour are $ 10 in adv ance and S12 the day of the tour. To buy advance tickets call 629-2995 or 629-0629. Tickets can be bought at any home on the tour April 8. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $ I each at the houses. Each ticket buys a chance to win two American Airlines tickets to anywhere in the United States.
City earmarks April 8 as spring clean up
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
April 8 is spring cleaning time in New Braunfels.
That’s when residents can gather up old furniture and large items taking up space in the garage or the attic and take them out to the landfill — for free.
Landfill workers will accept loads from 8 a m. to 3 p.m., said City Manager Mike Shantis.
"One pickup load per residential household is allowed,” Shands said. Residential households include homes and multiple dwellings.
“What we want to avoid is commercial haulers,” he said.
Some items will not be accepted: appliances, liquids, tires, and batteries.
The city council planned the cleanup day for two purposes: as a service to residents, and to encourage everyone to pitch in and spruce up for the upcoming Sesquicentennial.
The city is trying to set up a volunteer pick up for the elder ly and civic organizations willing to help should call 608-2100.
Heraid-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
The Canyon High School Ariatocats drill team recently won the Lone Star State Championships, sponsored by All American Dance/Drill Team in Austin. The teem won the state championship title in the "open" category, which included several class 5A teams. They also won a Sweepstakes award for receiving a first division rating on all the routines they performed, earned the prestigious Gussi# Nail Davis award for receiving a rating of 90 or above on every routine from every judge and were named beat in class 4A school. The team is also ranked 17th in the nation. Members are Kakis Bader, Angela Cantu, Concetta Chilek, Laurissa Creel, Melissa Grain, Sasha Perez, Emily Melick, Cars Holster, Candice Lehr, Renee Lyles, Tyfany Meek, Kim Preiss, Shaoma Schneider, EJ. Haynes, Alyssa Wommack, Sonya Perez and director Allyson DeMasco Siddons.
River patrol beefed up this year
Supplemental services, increased budget make for more intense effort
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Even though the river tourist season is a few months away, talk has already filled the air this year concerning law enforcement on the river.
Last week, the Commissioner’s Court of Comal County approved a contract with the Water Oriented Recreation District for supplemental law enforcement services on the river.
This year the WORD board approved $3,000 more dollars for law enforcement on the river, up from $33,000 a year ago. Sheriff Jack Bremer said this money would go toward additional hours for reserve officers.
A concentrated effort was made two years ago afrer unruly behavior on the river started to gain attention, not only locally where it was known for sometime, but in several large publications throughout the state. Bremer said improvements can be seen.
"We learned to pnontize, pick the bad spots and get the biggest bang for the buck,” he said.
But problems do remain, especially on the big holiday weekends. Many say alcohol is the main reason and the law'enforcement committee of WORD even suggested looking at banning alcohol on the river, a motion that was tabled at the board meeting.
County Judge Carter Casteel said banning alcohol on the river was something that probably needed to at least be discussed among the public.
“Many people feel like we ought to enforce those laws already there,” she said. “Others feel like alcohol is the root of all these problems.”
Sheriff Bremer said he favored a ban from his professional view.
"From a pure law enforcement standpoint, an alcohol ban would certainly be high on the list,” he said. "The reality of it, I doubt it would ever happen.”
While some might think the need for more law enforcement personnel would be decreased with a ban, Bremer disagrees, at least for the present.
“In the beginning, I think it would take an increase in law enforcement, the first one or two years,” he said. “It would take a lot of people to enforce that law”
Some have suggested a container ban, which would perhaps quell some of the drinking activity and aid in the litter problem. While about one-third of WORD’S budget goes to law enforcement, another third is put toward litter, and river clean-up. Some would like the clean-up funds strengthened.
One outfitter and campground operator, Paul Rich, said he would stamp every container with a Mountain Breeze logo, the name of his camp.
“When they bnng them back, ITI give them IO cents credit on a purchase or cash,” he said.
The regular WORD board meeting has been scheduled for March 26, 8:30 a.m. at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative.
North Carolina man gets 50 years for ’92 death
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
A North Carolina man, Douglas Keith Simonson, was sentenced to SO years in prison in the death of 4-year-old Amanda Bogue, who was bom in New Braunfels at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Amanda’s parents, Terry Ann Bogue and Jeff Bogue, and her sisters, Jessica and Rebecca Bogue, lived in New Braunfels from 1985 to 1991.
The Bogues divorced and Terry Ann Bogue left New Braunfels with boyfriend Simonson for North Carolina, taking Amanda with them. Simonson, 28, was found guilty of second-degree murder and felony child abuse in the
1992 death of Amanda Bogue. Terry Ann Bogue is charged with aiding and abetting child abuse that led to the girl’s death. She is awaiting tnal.
Evidence in the trial indicated that the child had been shaken severely and the cause of death was bleeding in the brain.
Terry Ann Bogue suffered severe injunes in an auto accident that happened in New Braunfels when she was pregnant with Amanda, said former husband Jeff Bogue. “That’s when Terry changed,” he said. “She was a different person ”
Jeff Bogue and the two older girls moved from New Braunfels to Lake Charles, La. in 1991. They now live in Chugiak, Alaska
Wentworth introduces juvenile justice overhaul
AUSTIN—State Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) this week filed legislation which would place violent juvenile offenders within the jurisdiction of the adult criminal courts.
“This legislation is a revolutionary step in the direction of holding juveniles accountable for their actions," said Wentworth. “I believe that the most effective way to curt? juvenile crime is to catch offenders early, when they commit minor offenses such as truancy. By sending violent juvenile offenders to adult criminal court, juvenile courts would be available to deal with nonviolent offenders early. By getting more juvenile offenders in court sooner, we will have resources equal to the magnitude of the juvenile crime problem."
Bexar County Criminal District Attorney Steve Htibig conducted an informal study last month of the dispositions of over 400 offenders in Bexar County. In 1994, an average of 4.5 months passed between the time juvenile offenders committed a violent offense and the time they were punished. For nonviolent offenders, the average
length of time from the date of the offense to the date of punishment, or disposition, was seven to eight months. Misdemeanor juvenile offenders were not punished for an average of eight to nine months afrer the offense.
‘This data demonstrates the crowded condition of the juvenile court," said Wentworth. "The juvenile court is requiring long periods of time to deal with violent juvenile offenders and even longer periods of time to deal with nonviolent offenders. Senate Bill 951 would open the adult criminal courts to violent juvenile offenders and thereby enable the juvenile court to deal with nonviolent offenders sooner. Punishment for truancy or shoplifting eight or nine months after the offense fails to send a message to juveniles fruit criminal behavior will not be tolerated."
Under current law, a prosecutor must petition with the juvenile court to “certify" the juvenile offender to stand trial as an adult. In deciding the petition, the juvenile court must consider whether the juvenile court will be able to offer adequate protection of the public.Call 625-9144 for subscription, news or advertising information