New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 25, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
FRIDAYUnicorns host Austin Reagan here today for sectional title - See P. 5
f'Mho is Comal County’s Citizen of the Year? See Sunday’s
New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995
16 Pages in one section ■ Friday, March 25,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of BENITO F. CASTILLEJA, JR.
■ Vol. 142, No. 94
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Bento F. CastUkja, Jr., Ballade Villarreal, bisellia Koehler, Faye Millett, Jesus lf. Hernandos, Sr., Ralph Marines, Jr., Olga O. Dias, Billa Lisle (belated), Helen Axe, Ode Williamson, Pal Braun, Eleanor Breakover, Dorlse Schmuck, Rosalyn Sterling, Tomasa Morales, Mallory Miner. Happy Anniversary to C.T. (Sandy) and Tomasa Morales.
Rummage Bk boko sale schsdulsd
The George A. Garcia VFW Post 11050 Ladies Auxillary will be having a rummage & bake sale,, on Saturday, March 26 at the HEB parking lot from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
NBPC to host Qood Friday services
The community Good Friday service will be observed at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church on Friday, April I at 12:15 pm.
Clergy and laity from many New Braunfels churches will par- CC,
oh the seven last words
from the cross.
About 30 minutes in duration, the service is designed to allow people to attend during the noon hour without imerupting their work schedules.
The public is invited.
Lako Dunlap group to host garago sal#
A large garage sale will be held at Southbank subdivision clubhouse on Saturday, March 26 from 9 am. to 4:30 p.m. 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 p.m. and 6 p.m. 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 (hiring 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 fond raising events will be held soon.
Realtors to hold monthly mooting
The New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Area Association of Realtors will hold their monthly membership meeting on Monday, March 28 at 11:30 arn. at Dragon Place Restaurant, 983 N. Loop 337.
Cost for admission is $5.50.
A tape from the Texas Association of Realtora on "Seller's Disclosure Notice" will be featured at the meeting.
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Southwest CEO Herb Kelleher presented with Texan of the Year award
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Texan of the Year Herb Kelleher attributes the success of his business, Southwest Airlines, to the support of his fondly and the employees who work with him.
Kelleher was presented with the Texan of the Year Award Thursday night at a reception to kick off the 28th Annual Texas Legislative Conference at the civic center, which continues today.
“I am so excited about getting this award. As Max Sherman said the recent winners have been owners of public office. I am overjoyed by it (the award), especially since I am a Texas zealot,'* said Kelleher.
Kelleher is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines, a company he helped to start in 1967. Despite his long involvement in Texas business, he is not native of Texas. He is originally from New Jersey and moved to Texas in 1961.
“My wife is from San Antonio. She never talked about coming to Texas. I decided I would * like to do something on my own. Texus provided much more opportunities,’’ he said.
Kelleher’s venture into Southwest was his first into the airline industry.
He said the business was not an immediate success.
“The other Texas airlines exerted immense pressure on us. It was touch and go for about a year and one half. We made our first profit in 1973,” he said.
“Throughout the entire history of Southwest Airlines, we have tried to provide a great public service to this sate. Texas Monthly said Southwest Airlines was one of the IO most significant things
Hemkt-Zwtung photos by JOHN HUSETH
Th« many facts of Herb Kallahar, aa wKnasaad by a large crowd at last night’s Texan of the Year award presentation. Kelleher attributed his success and that of his business, Southwest Airlines, to generous support from his family and employees.
to happen to Texas,’’ said Kelleher.
“The subject of this conference is global competition. We can only compete globally if we are efficient and strong at home,’’ he said.
Kelleher said when asked how Southwest Airlines has remained successful, he responds by saying there are two things that have contributed
“One is my personal family - my wife and children and their spouses. The other is the family of Southwest Airlines,’’ he said.
Officials with the conference congratulated Kelleher on his ability to make a business work despite governmental regulations.
“This is not an usual award for the Texan of the
Year. This is the first time it has been presented to someone who has created a business in a regulated environment,’’ said Dean Max Sherman of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and Chairman of the conference advisory committee.
“Kelleher has always excelled and has been a leader in almost everything he’s done,” he said.
After being presented the award, Kelleher expressed his gratitude and pleasure at being chosen the recipient.
“I am very grateful for this award. It means more to me than almost any other award I have received,” he said.
County okays reserve officers on Guadalupe this summer
By CRAIG HAMMETT
County Commissioners voted on several items Thursday in a weekly meeting, among them the issue of law enforement on the Guadalupe River this summer.
The County Court voted $30,000 to pay reserve officers who patrol the river.
Sheriff Jack Bremer said the officers will be drawn from a pool of 20-25 reserve deputies. He said these deputies are certified and volunteer eight hours each month.
“We made a statement last year. Some people will try to see if we really meant it,” Bremer told the Herald-Zeitung Thursday. "Once they are convinced we are serious about having people respect the private property of the citizens of Comal County, we hope they will conduct themselves as they would at home."
The Court tabled a request by Precinct 4 Constable Ed Mullins for three volunteer reserve constable deputies so that each car could have two people.
“When it’s something that may cost the city money, I understand, but something that would eliminate a liability, I dont," Mid Mullins. 'I'd like to have two people in the car. In the River Road area, it is a necessity."
When asked, Sheriff Bremer said he had heard studies that said two men in a car are a lot more inefficient.
The Court did ratify the appointment of Preston Overstreet and Danny Scheel is constables for Precinct 2.
In other business, the Court gave final approval to Karan Subdivision in Precinct 2, the southern most precinct in the county.
They also authorized the County Public Health Department to administer the influenza vaccine without charge to Comal County employees each foil and waive fees charged for the “Shots Across Texas” campaign April 23,1994.
River law enforcement .««!«•%
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Comal County Sheriff Jack Bromes (loft), Now Braunfels Chief of Police Dick Headon, and Texas Parka A
Wildlife Gams Warden Bam Sanchez were on hand last night at a special discussion roasting on lei enforcement on the Guadalupe River this summer. The meeting, sponsored by Friends For Rivers, bald al Victoria Bank A Trust
Local pastor makes challenge to commissioners to show more moral leadership in community
“This is very,* btry special to me. I’m not from Texas but I fell in love with Texas the first time I came to Texas,” said Kelleher.
“Anything that has the word Texan in it inspires me. I am the greatest zealot on selling Texas and the wonders of Texas around the nation, “ he said.
The Texas Legislative Conference will end this afternoon with a luncheon.
The guest speaker will be Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock. Several question and answer sessions and panel discussions will be held throughout the morning. More than 450 people are expected to attend the event.
County GOF, Democratic conventions to be held this weekend
By CRAIG HAMMETT
County Republicans and Democrats will convene this weekend to choose delegates and propose resolutions for their respective state party conventions.
Gloria Sasser of the Comal County Democrats said their convention will be held this Saturday, IO a.m., at the Comal County Courthouse Annex.
Republicans of state senate District 25 will meet Saturday it 10 a.m. in the Comal County Senior Citizens center.
Members of the smaller District 21 will convene st 9:30 a.m. at the First Methodist Church Assembly hall, entry from Mills St.
Delegates for stale conventions will be chosen by each party and resolutions will be adopted.
The Republicans of District 25 will send 25 delegates to their st*e convention.
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Divorce is a mqor problem in Comal County according to one local pastor. Dennis J. Gallaher of the Freedom Fellowship Church said divorce has risen dramatically not only in the United States and Texas, but here in Comal County is well. Gallaher challenged county commissioners yesterday to take an active role in supporting an effort to curb divorce in the county through the participation in a marriage workshop in April.
“The question is what are we going to do to reduce this trend,” he said.
Gallaher and his associates collected data from the County Clerk's office, counting all new marriages and divorces over the last twenty years.
Over the last 23 years, divorces in Comal County have seen I six-fold increase, from 61 in 1970 to 395 in 1993. By the same token, marriages have not even doubled from 388 to 651. For every divorce filed in 1970, there were 6.3 marriages filed (1-6.3). By 1993, that ratio had dwindled to
a 1-1.65 margin. In 1993, divorces accounted for 37 percent of all divorce and marriage filings, opposed to only 13% in 1970.
Gallaher believes the breakdown of society is caused by the breakup of families, i.e. divorce, which leads to increases in crime, drug abuse among teens, child abuse, single-parent families and throw-away kids, or those kids who have fend for themselves.
“The churches are coming together to deal with divorce in our city,'’he said. “That is a good place to start. If we are concerned about kids, we need to start with divorce."
Gallaher said he and his wife hold a community marriage class and have seen over IOO people come through their door.
“In New Braunfels, we have a chance to break down barriers and work together,” said Gallaher. “I’m asking the local government to show moral leadership We used to look at our political leaders to be moral leaders as well."
Gallaher said a Marriage Intimacy Workshop, hosted by New Braunfels area churches, will be held April 30,1994 at the First Baptist Church.
Those cf the smaller District 21 will send four.
The Republican state convention is slated for June 10-11 in Fort Worth.
The Democrats will send five delegates and five alternates from the 21b District and 13 delegates and 13 alternates from the 25th District, which is the old 26th District. The Democratic state convention is June 3-4 in Fort Worth.
With no real primary opposition to gubernatorial challenger George Bush, Jr. or U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Republicans have no high-profile races to discus^ especially with this being a non-presidential election year
The Democrats, however, have the highest profile race in a runoff for U.S. Senator between Jim Mattox and Richard Fisher.
The runoff election for both parties is set for April 12.