New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 23, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
live crucifixion presentation
HenU-Zmtung photo by JOHN HUSETH Iflguel Gomez, Jr., plays the part of Jesus in a live crucifixion presentation being given on Good Friday, April 1 at 8 pm at Holy Family Catholic Church (in the church parking lot) in New Braunfels. The public is Invited to attend. The church Is located at 245 S. Hidalgo St
Now Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995
16 Pages in one section ■ Tuesday, March 23,1994
?3,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of VIRGINIA VAN KLEEF
I Vol. 142, No. 93|!>sgde I Two-vehicle accident leaves one dead
Weather/water/pollen count 3
Opinion...........................................4 I By JENIFFER ROMPEL
Letters lo the editor........................5 Staff Writer 4
The Marketplace......................12-16 I A New Braunfels man died last night following
a two-vehicle accident that occurred on the Interstate Highway 35 frontage road near Solms Road. iv wifthst frjuni William Waymon Sorrell, 62, died last night
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birthday wishes to; Virginia Van | New Braunfels, according to investigating officer Kleef, Rafael Martinez, Sr.,
Beckie Krueger (40 yean!),
Cindy Rodriguez, Marion Moser,
Warren Rockefeller, Lulu Salge,
Louise Schwarz, Gabriette Sullivan, Marguerite Turner, Olivia Waterbury, James Williams,
Victim was not wearing seat belt, officers said
Ii. John Wommack of the New Braunfels Police Department.
Wommack said Sorrell, who was driving a 1985 Nissan pickup, failed to yield to a 1986 Peterbilt truck tractor and trailer that was exiting the highway..
The tractor was driven by Edward Garcia, 28, of Seguin. Garcia was not injured in the accident.
According to Wommack, Sorrell’s vehicle hit the left front area of the truck tractor. Sorrell was not wearing his seatbelt and hit the dashboard and windshield of the truck, said Wommack.
Wommack said officers do not know why Sorrell failed to yield.
He said Sorrell lives less than one-quarter of a mile from where the accident occurred.
He was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital
by New Braunfels Emeigency Medical Services. He was pronounced dead at 9:28 p.m. by Comal County Precinct I Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger.
Wommack said, officials are investigating whether or not alcohol was involved in the accident.
Further investigation, including a scale diagram, will be conducted concerning the accident.
This is the first fatality accident in New Braunfels in 1994.
Livestock show a huge success, officials say
Brierfty to speak to NB Conservation Society
The New Braunfels Conservation Society's general meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24, in the Forke Store at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Tim Brierty will speak to the group about McKenna Memorial Hospital's 40th Anniversary. The public is welcome.
toke Dunlop group to hoot garage solo
A large garage sale will be held at Southbank subdivision clubhouse on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm. to benefit residents of Lake Dunlap in their fight against hydrilla plant problems.
Residents planning to participate in the sale should have their items for sell at the clubhouse on Friday, March 25 between 12 pm. and 6 pm. so that those items can be priced.
Residents can also help by purchasing a "Preserve Lake Dunlap Donation Flag." Those who buy and fly a flag at your lake front during the first two weeks of May will be assured that up to IOO feet of riverfront along your property ' will be sprayed. The flags are $50 for Bronze Patron, $100 for Silver Patron, and $250 for Gold Patron. Additional fund raising events will be held soon.
OniMM Crossing to
play senior canter
The Comal County Senior Citizen Center will have the "Greene Crossing" band to play for their Sunday afternoon dance on March 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 pm The snack bar will be open to provide ice, soda The public is invited.
Today’s weather .
From the National Weather Service
Tonight, mostly tai' A low near 60. South wind 10*' 15 mph. Thursday, parti., cloudy. A high in the middle BC I ght southeast wind.
Provided by Fra k 0. Hampel, MD.
Oak ieavy 5,737
Molds ght 170
Elm ght 240
Hackberry leavy 4,590
Mulberry heavy 4,590
Comal River 375 (same) Edwards Aquifer 626.75 (down
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By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Officials with the Comal County Junior Livestock Association have declared the 1994 Comal County Youth Show a success.
More than $380,000 was raised through the auction of the animals which was held Saturday, according to T.K. Schneider, president of the Comal County Junior Live Stock Association auctioneer for the show.
‘This is up tremendously from last year,” he said. “The livestock show was a tremendous success. The Blue Ribbon Gala was also a tremendous success.”
Schneider was pleased with the results of the show and the participation of the local businesses.
‘‘We had a great show of support from businesses,” he said.
According to breed champion sold for a record price. The grand champion steer sold for $12,000 and the reserve champion sold for $8,500. The grand champion lamb sold for $5,500.
“AU of the champions broke a record,” he said.
Approximately 400 students participated in the livestock show which began last Wednesday and was completed Saturday.
The money raised through the auction is kept by the students. Officials said IO percent of the proceeds are given to the Comal County Junior Live Stock Association to help get next year’s show started.
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Today is last day to file for city council
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Today is the last day to file to run for the a seat on the New Braunfels City Council.
Anyone interested in running for office has until 5 p m. today to turn in his filing packet to the City Secretary’s Office in the New Braunfels Municipal Building. So far six people have filed to be placed on the May 7 ballot.
Those running for the at-large seat include businessman Bill Biggadike, resident Jim Mooney and attorney Tim Walker.
One race is unopposed at this time. City council member Paul Fraser has announced he will seek re-election to the seat for District 4 council member.
Local attorney Brenda Freeman has announced she will mn for the seat for the District 3 council member against Jim Biedermarm
The District 3 seat is currently held by Mayor Rudy Seidel, who announced he will not seek re-election.
The drawing for the order of names on the ballot will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at The New Braunfels Municipal Building.
The last day for a regular write-in candidates to declare candidacy is April 7.
Early voting by personal appearance will begin April 18. Residents can now apply for early ballots by mail. For voting information call the City Secretary’s Office at 608-2100.
TP&W to use chemicals to fight hydrilla growth problem at Lake Dunlap
Sophienburg Museum awarded top honors by state museum group
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Officials of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority will use chemical! to treat Lake Dunlap’s hydrilla infestation sometime in early May.
The treatment process will coat area the Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association $20,000. The OBRA is expected to donste $10,000.
GBRA officials said the treatment is slated to begin May 2 and could take aa long as two weeks. TP&WP will handle the actual treatment process
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lower the lake a little bit to allow the chemical to go farther,” said Blum-berg. “There will be scxne reduced generation (of electricity).”
TP&W will handle chemical application^ providing equipment and manpower.
GBRA will provide manpower if
needed. An official of the TP&W who did a vegetation survey of the lake said a liquid compound, Aquathol K, will be used to combat the hydrilla.
“It just controls it,” said Richard Salinas. “ They will probably have to treat it again next year.”
Hydrilla is one of a number of fast-growing aquatic nusiance plants found in this country. Hyrdrilla was first introduced in Florida and has grown throughout the United States, including Texas. It forms dense mats of vegetation on the surface, and a tangled web of stems and roots underwater. This can eliminate native plants and hinder boating and fishing.
“Last summer, it went from about three to five acres of visible growth to about 80 acres by the end of the summer,” said Mike White of the Lake Dunlap Property Owners Associa-- Mike White bon. “It’s Starting to Lake Dunlap Property va* again ao they Owners Association “‘f m
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White said the property owners preferred to use grass carp, a fish not found in the lake, as a means to eradicate the hydrilla. The TP&W rejected
HerikJ-ZeHung photo by JOHN HUSETH Hydrilla, shown hart coilactad on a pfer at Lek# Dunlap, has almost taken ovsr many parts of th# (aka.
the idea because Lake Dunlap is fed by the Guadalupe River and is not self-contained.
“Chemicals are the best option for this resovoir,” said Salinas. “There is a possibility of escape with the grass carp. If they get downriver, they will eat a lot of native river plants all the way down to the Gulf.”
Salinas said a TP&W Vegetation Treatment Crew out of Mathis will administer the chemical.
He said the the water level is reduced to help the chemical densify among the plants.
He also said the swimming and irrigation would be restricted for a couple of weeks but that fish from the lake would be edible within 24 to 36 hours.
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The Sophienburg Museum and Archives were awarded top honors recently from the Texas Association of Museums.
The Sophienburg was presented with a Gold Citation of the Mitchell A. Wilder Publication Design Awards.
The award recognizes achievement in graphic design and media production and encourages quality public presentations.
The Sophienburg was presented the award for its book New Braunfels, Comal County. Texas: A Pictorial History.
Only 24 museums across the state were presented with gold certificates.
Named in honor of Mitchell A. Wilder, founding director of the Amen Carter Museum in Fort Worth and an early advocate of excellence in museum publication, the Wilder Design Competition drew entries from museums throughout the state of Texas.
The entries came from museums of all disciplines, sizes and locations.
The materials ranged from posters, brochures, newsletters and invitations to public service announcements and video.
The Sophienburg presented the book for the award. Museum Director Clyde
Blackman said the award recognizes the efforts of those involved with the book.
The editor of the book is Roger Nuhn. Rosemarie Leissner Gregory and Mary Lee Adams Goff wrote the narrative and John Moler was the photographer.
The awards luncheon was held during the TAM Annual Meeting and Trustee’s Conference in Houston.
The book was published last year. Blackman said the Archives has over one million photos and decided to do pictorial history.
“We wanted to do pictorial history. A written history had previously been done. Nothing had been published since 1958. We also wanted to generate a publications fund so we can print other things," he said.
There are 1,500 copies of the book available for sale. More than 1,000 books have already been sold. The cost of the book is $37 .66 for a clothbound copy and $100 for a leather-bound copy.
Blackman said the Sophienburg is currently collaborating with the Comal County Genealogy Society to publish another book before the New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1995.
The Sophienburg Museum it located at 401 West Coll St. The Archives ire located at 200 North Seguin.Who is Comal County's Citizen of the Year? See Sunday's Herald-Zeitung!