New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 17, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Members of Reba McEntire’s band killed in plane crash.
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Parades mark atrick’s Day weekend in United States.
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Hangers’ tie, Unicorns win sets up pivotal soccer match.
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Vol. 139, No. 87
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
March 17, 1991 75 Cents
roe Sections, 42 Pages
stammtisch plane crash claims lives of two
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “Happy Birthday** today to Terry Walter, Mario Villareal, Tyson Labowski, Alene Williams, Josie Castillo, Debbie Walters, Mike Hedge, Melvin Pankau, Kevin Brinkkoeter, Scott Taulbee, Helga P. Gans, Mallard Ivy, Heather Nicole Fernandes, Patricia Garza, Paul R. Kelly Sr., Jamie Slientz, Patsy Rueckle, Wimer Burkhardt, Kallie Martinez, Pamela Sue Timmermann, Glenn Pat Ramsey and Jo Hanna Falken-berg. Best wishes Monday to Troy Renegar, Katrina Scott, Dillon Keith Foerster and Monroe J. Schwab. Belated greetings to Connie Cantu, Tony Terrell and Rudy Johnson.
Happy anniversary today to Werner and Ruby Kiesling Sr. and on Monday to Bill and Sandy Kolthoff and Edward and Gloria Sanchez.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Call our receptionist the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greeting.
Aggie Moms gathering
Comal County Texas AAM University Mothers’ Club will host the 24th annual meeting of District VHI Federation of Texas AAM University Mothers’ Cubs March 23. The local club hosted the first District VIII meeting 24 years ago. Clubs comprising District VIII now are San Antonio, Kerrville, Seguin, Laredo and Eagle Pass.
This year’s event will be at Bavarian Village. Registration is at 9 am. with a coffee and get-acquainted hour to follow. Also on the program is a short business meeting. Entertainment will be provided by Ed Kadlecek and German dancers. A German lunch will be served by Aggie Dads. Cost is $10.
Special guests will be all former local AAM Mothers’ Club presidents as well as Federation officers from around the state. Local president is GayLynn Smith and chairman for the event is Kaion Haas. All local Aggie Momes are encouraged to attend. For reservations, call 625-9609 or 629-6304 by March 19.
New Braunfels Business and Professional Women’s Club is sponsoring an M.D. Anderson Walk-A-Thon today from 2 to 4 pan. at Landa Estates. For more information, call Delores Smith at 629-4352 or Ann Bartholomew at Sh STAMMTISCH, Pag* 2A
Today’s sunny, breezy conditions, with a high in the upper 70s and northwest winds at 15-20 mph expected, seems likely to put the cold and rain behind us for a few days. An overnight low of about 40 is expected, with temperatures in the 70s expected Monday. Rain which totaled .38 from 7 am. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday and had reached another .40 by 3 pm. Saturday put the month’s total at .78 inch and the year-to-date figure at 8.45 inches. For more weather information, see Page 2A.
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Federal authorities are continuing to investigate the crash of a single-engine aircraft near the New Braunfels Municipal Airport Friday that claimed the lives of a Houston surgeon and his wife.
“It looked like a nose-end impact destroying the aircraft totally and burning everything in the aircraft and the aircraft itself,” said Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jim Shea, who investigated the crash until federal authorities arrived.
“At impact it ignited in a fire,” Shea said. “They were burned beyond recognition.”
Killed in the crash was pilot Dr. Walter Jack Wolf, 64, and Ada Mae Becker Wolf, 61, of Houston. The couple apparently was flying into New Braunfels to stay at their second
home in the Lake McQueeney area.
According to officials of the Federal Aviation Administration, the couple was flying in from an El Paso airport to the New Braunfels Airport when the crash occurred around 7:30 pm. The Beechcraft Bonanza crashed in a recently plowed field off West-meyer Road, less than a mile from the airport runway.
Inclement weather, including dense fog and rain that covered the New Braunfels area Friday, could have been a factor in the crash. Shea said.
Rainy weather Saturday hampered the investigation for FAA and National Transportation Safety Board officials, who spent most of the day at the airport.
According to officials it could take months to determine why the plane went down.
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FAA and NTSB investigators examine the damaged aircraft. (Photo by Erik Karisson)
The auctioneer at Saturday’s 23rd Annual Comal County Junior grand champion steer brought in $4,062.50 for Kyla Goodson. Livestock Show and Sale drums up bids to boost proceeds to more (Photo by Ehk Karisson) than $200,000. Despite rainy conditions throughout the event, the
Youth Show takes in $200,000
4-Hj FFA students put livestock on block at annual event
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
It was a damp, rainy day Saturday on the Comal County Fairgrounds auction block, but the spirit for local youth wasn’t dampened as more than $200,000 was raised during the 23rd Annual Junior Livestock Show and Sale.
More than 200 area students stepped up to the block Saturday afternoon with steers, sheep, goats, swine, boilers and rabbits they had raised for the Comal County Junior Livestock Show and Sale.
Blade, the grand champion steer, raised and shown by Kyla Goodson, was sold for $4,062.50. The buyers were Tri City Distributors, Voges Plumbing Company, Flowers by Sharon, Sac-N-Pac Drive In Grocery, Sikes Electric Company, Raymond Voges and Start/
After the sell, Kyla, a senior ai Canyon High School, said she knew Blade was special when she got him last January.
Since then he has received the best feed and attention and was washed at least twice a day, she said.
“It's a lot of long hours and a lot of work,” she said, adding she couldn’t have done it without her supportive family and friends.
Kyla. who plans to anend Texas AAM University after graduation, said it’s gouig to be lough pan mg from Blade, who has a twin brother named Razor.
CoUecuveiy, in all six amma! divisions. $202,076.10 was raised. The swine division raised $79,922.40. steers — $75,689.50 lambs — $26,424.20 boilers — $9,330 rabbits —
$6,425; and turkeys —$4,285.
Students participating in the show and sale are members of Comal County 4-H clubs and Future Farmers of America chapters from New Braunfels, Canyon ami Smithson Valley high
schools. Each student is allowed to sell one market animal through the aucuou sale. provided that animal us of show quality.
A portion of the revenue brought in through the aucuon goes back into mc Comal County Junior Livestock Associauon thai sponsors and supervises the show and sale.
For more results and pictures from the Youth Show, see pages 8-LOA of today’s Hernia /.et lung
Hearing on Kuempel’s moratorium T uesday
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Proposed legislation thai would place a moratorium on the burning of hazardous wastes in cement kilns will be heard by the House Environmental Affairs Committee Tuesday in Austin.
“I am very pleased to have the bearing on this bill al this early date in the legislative session said bill sponsor Rep.
Sdmund Kuempei (R-Seguin).
“There ore a number of liazard-jus wasie related bills filed this year
and that makes it critical thai our bill is [Kissed before any legislate ogjam could Jccur.”
Kuempei tiled House Bill 420 earlier rn the session. Hie bdl was developed to give suite lawmakers and regulatory agencies more lime to study a relatively new eciuioiogy of burning hazardous waste os fuel in cemeiu kilns.
Hie federui Boder and Industrial Furnace rules recently were [xomui-gaicu to include the reguiauou of canali kilns bumuig. ’’hose rules are expected to become cilecuve by June this year.
Hie nearing Tuesday is open to public commem.
“As far as I know we will dave some people with the New Braunfels gioups, the concerned aureus of New Braunfels, ’ Kuempei said Friday, .aiding resources wiuiesses tram the Texas Air Control Board and the Texas Water Commission also will speak.
Kuempei said he expects HB 420 lo be passed out of comiiuttee and sent to the Senate. The healing begins at 8 UBL Tuesday ut the Reagan Building in Austin.
Hearings on Sen. Judith Zafttruu's bills, also dealing with hazardous waste legislation, will be heard Wednesday by die Texas Senate Natural Resources Cornu atlee.
Smith sees town meetings as way to keep in touch
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Edik*
Congressmen should spend more time with their consutuents than in their offices in Washington, says U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith.
Smith (R-San Antonio) attended five town meetings in San Antonio and New Braunfels Saturday talking about various issues. His last stop of the day was in New Braunfels at Seele Elementary School.
“They ara tremendously helpful,” Smith said about town meet*
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trigs. “There s just no subsuiute for pa son to person contact. There's no substitute for hearing whai's on people’s minds and getting a feel for how strong they feel on certain issues.”
Smith listened to more than 30 people in New Braunfels for
about an bour Saturday altanoou.
*\Members of Congress) spend too mueh aine in their attice, not enough tune oui of their office aud not enough tune gelling oui and gelling with the people thai pin them in office, ’ he said.
A/ter attending the five nice tings South said the main issues on the People’s minds today was the economy, spending aud taxes aid health care.
For a detailed look ai issues discussed rn New Brauuieis see Page IB of today’s Hernia-Zetiung.