New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 17, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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NVFD fired up about building repair plans
By ROGER CROTEAU
In the aftermath of the fire that did about $10,000 to their firehouse, members of the Northcliffe Volunteer Fire Department are hoping to not just repair the damage, but to double the size of the building.
“We’re thinking this might be the time to add on to the facility,” said Chief David Slatter. “We’d like to add a meeting room, kitchen, a real office and good bathrooms.”
Slatter said the department does not have any estimates for the cost of the project yet.
The firehouse was built in 1982. Last Sunday morning, in the first structure fire the department has responded to in lour years, the building caught fire. Members believe children playing behind the building set a small wooden storage bin the department uses to store aluminum cans on fire. The fire spread to the building itself. A reward is being offered.
“It created one of the largest adrenaline rushes I’ve had so far,” Slatter
“I was on the golf course and everyone said ’Hey, isn’t that your firehouse,’ and I started running,” said department member Christine Dicks.
Slatter said when he joined the department five years ago the department was $35,000 in debt. In five years, that debt has been eliminated and both fire trucks were replaced, so it is not unfeasible for the department to expect to be able to pay for an expansion.
The department receives $ 13,200 a year from the county and holds some fund-raisers. But the bulk of its money comes from residents of Northcliffe and Scenic Hills, the gated retirement community the department serves.
“We ask for $36 a year from each household. In Scenic Hills we get about 90 percent participation, In Northcliffe we get about 20 percent participation,” Slatter said.
“We think having a nice meeting room would provide an important service to the community,” he said.
The NBHS boys soccer team blanks Hays 3-0.
See Page 6A
Senior citizens line up for concealed handgun classes.
See Page Bl for more details.
Antique Show and
Aliene Weaver and Judy Cude inspect an antique ring Saturday during the 46th Semi-Annual Antique Show and Sale at the Civic Center. The event continues today from noon to 5 p.m. Admission it $5.
birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Jason Oliver (Monday), Cavin Brinkkoeter (18th), Kelly 3rinkkoeter (Monday), Ricky Maldonado (18 anoa), Mario Villarreal, Brianne Michelle Sanchez, Hortencia Carrillo i belated), Herb Eberhard, Alice ' Vllliams, Noel Lovett, Pamela Sue Timmermann (34 years), Lauren Hernandez (2 years) and Amber Strainer.
Happy anniversary to Bill and Sandy Kolthoff (Monday), Valeria and Clifford Boehme (8 rears) and Barbara and Edwin ’raise.
Est $4 million jackpot
ADHD support group moots Monday
New Braunfels Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, a support group for persons concerned with ADHD, meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at Oakwood Baptist Church on Loop 337. The next meeting is March 18, 1996 at 7 p.m. All interested persons are invited. Call Karen Owens at 629-2033 for more information.
Sowiors can havo input at services hearing
The Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation will hold a public hearing to receive oral or written comments by interested persons on the effectiveness and/or the direction of present and future social services which directly impact them The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 19,
1996, starting at 11 a rn. at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center, 655 Landa Street, New Braunfels, Texas 78131. Area Agency on Aging staff of the Alamo Area Council of Governments will be available to discuss services for the elderly 30 minutes prior to the hearing and will answer questions before and after the meeting.
Rummage sale for Conservation Society next Saturday
The New Braunfels Conservation Society will host a Rummage Sale from 9 a m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at 521 W. San Antonio.
For more information, call Barney Canion at 625-8766.
Cancer support group celebrating one-year anniversary.
The Dialogue — Comal County Cancer Support group will celebrate its one-year anniversary March 28.
The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the north building next to Victoria Bank at 1000 Walnut.
The group is for cancer survivors, their families and significant others. It is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
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Deaths ruled double murder/suicide
Vol. 144, No. 90
By MELANIE GERIK
The sheriff s department Friday ruled the deaths of a Comal County mother, father and son a double murder/suicide, based on preliminary autopsy and investigation results.
“There is absolutely no doubt in our minds that Stanley Lindsey shot himself,” said Lt. Sumner Bowen. “We couldn't be any more positive.” The body of Stanley Lindsey, 43, was found after his truck ran off Smithson Valley Road and crashed into a cluster of trees.
Preliminary autopsy reports indicate that he died from a contact gunshot wound to the left side of his head immediately before the accident. Deputies believe that Lindsey shot himself
with a 9 mm gun, which has not been recovered.
Bowen said Lindsey had talked to friends a few weeks ago about purchasing a 9 mm gun.
He added he believes someone may have seen and picked up the gun, but is afraid to turn it in for fear of implication in the crime.
The physical search for the gun ended Friday. Bowen said the sheriff s department used manpower, specially-trained dogs and metal detectors to search for the weapon at the scene of the accident, which was about two miles away from the Lindseys’ house where the bodies of Pennye, 43, and Sheldon, 18, were found.
Sheldon Lindsey was shot and killed in the master bedroom of the white brick house on the comer of Antler Pass and Circle Oak in the sub-
There is absolutely no doubt in our mind that Stanley Lindsey shot himself.’
— Lt. Sumner Bowen Comal County Sheriff's Office
division of Oak Cliff North, about three miles east of Bulverde.
Pennye then was shot and killed in the breakfast nook near the kitchen, and may have been trying to call for help, Bowen said. The phone was off the hook, but the sheriff s department has no records of 911 calls from the residence on Tues
day night or Wednesday morning.
An antique .38-caliber revolver was found under a bridge on Farm Road 311, along with Pennye Lindsey's jewelry box and a silhouette charm engraved with Sheldon's name and date of birth.
Both Pennye and Sheldon Lindsey died from .38-caliber gunshot wounds.
The sheriff s department did not have any motive for the murders and suicide, and will continue to investigate the incidents to eliminate other possibilities.
“We have a lot of loose ends to tie up.” said Sheriff Jack Bremer.
Bowen said Stanley Lindsey, a welder in a San Antonio car maintenance shop, worked long hours and was under a lot of stress at w ork.
Story of student’s heroics to air on CBS
A 14 year-old New Braunfels Middle School student will be getting national recognition this week for his efforts to help a choking student.
Clay Coleman was eating lunch in the school cafeteria in January when a fellow student began to choke. Coleman, who had learned the Heimlich Maneuver in the Boy Scouts, ran around the table to perform the procedure, and saved the boy’s life.
Ann Leyh, a neighbor of Coleman’s,
w rote a letter to the “CBS This Morning” Program nominating him for Hero of the Day. In her letter, she said he w as a hero “in every sense of the word.”
“In these troubled times, what a comfort to know there are teens like Clay around w ho are not afraid to act when someone is in trouble. Thank you, Clay. for your quick-thinking and caring attitude,” she wrote.
CBS will honor Coleman as Hero of
Day on “CBS This Morning.” The show w ill air Tuesday, March 19. The show is on weekdays at 7 a m. on Channel 5.
In addition to the national recognition on television, Coleman is also being considered for a Life Saving Award from the Boy Scouts of America for his actions.
Coleman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll C. Coleman of New Braunfels.
Cedar fever makes comeback in area
Furthermore, what is still on the trees is being stirred up by the winds.
“I think we just need a good rain so what little is left will be wiped away,” said Hampel._
‘I think we just need a good rain...’
— Dr. Frank Hampel Jr.
The extension of the cedar pollen season has been even harder on sufferers because of other allergens rn the air, said Hampel. Other trees are now entering their season.
“We don’t have much of a break normally because we have so little winter,” said Hampel. "This isn’t going to give much of one at all.”
Since this is the first time he has seen the season be prolonged, he said it is hard to say w hen it may end. He also added it “depends on how sensitive you are” because even trace amounts effect some people.
However, in the meantime, Hampel said people should just keep using the medications that work best for them, including antihistamines and decongestants.
By DENISE DZIUK
Those who thought their troubles with Mountain Cedar pollen were over are in for a surprise. Despite the fact that the air should have been cleared of it weeks ago, cedar pollen is still affecting many.
Dr. Frank Hampel Jr.'s office provides daily pollen readings for the New Braunfels area and has recorded the presence of cedar pollen w eeks after the season was to end. Hampel said the mountain cedar season typically ends around the second week of February.
Despite the fact that it is already mid-March, he said the pollen is still in the air, and it is not just in trace amounts either.
“We’ve had readings of about 700 (parts per cubic meter of air) at times, which is a large amount,” he said.
Hampel said it is unusual to still have cedar pollen in the air. He said he does not know for sure why it is still measurable, but believes the weather may have something to do with it. Hampel said the trees are not pollinating any longer, but there has not been a substantial rain to wash the pollen