New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Unsung Hero of the Year
Dedication to volunteer work earns Robert Konkel the Unsung Hero of the Year Award. See Horizons ’95 inside this issue
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to; Darren Sulfridge (21 years), Samuel T. Campos, Monica Baler, Stephanie Medina (17 years), Clayton Ross Noble (7 years on Monday), David Caballero, Lucille Riedel, and happy belated birthdays to Cory Weber, Connie Gonzales and Mary Muniz. Happy anniversary to Linda and Robert Scheel.
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Settlers’ descendants sought
The Comal County Genealogy Society invites all descendants of the ‘First Founders’ to participate in the Sesquicentennial parade You do not have to be a member of the Genealogy Society to do so, Go to the Sophienburg Archives at 200 N Seguin St or call 629-1900 to get a copy of the entry form as soon as possible.
Easter singers needed for Sunrise Service
A community-wide choir is requested to sing the ‘Hallelujah Chorus' from the Messiah at the Sesquicentennial Easter Sunrise Service on the Plaza All interested singers, please notify Melitta Frueh, who will direct, at 625-6658. Only one rehearsal is scheduled at St Paul Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon, April 9 at 4 pm.
Saminar slated for ’Young At Heart’
Thursday. March 30 from 8 30 a m. to 4:30 p.m. in the New Braunfels Civic Center, there will be a full day of product demonstrations and presentations on retirement options, continuum of care, Medicaid/Medicare eligibility, Alzheimer’s disease, restorative rehabilitation, and sexuality The seminar is free and open to the public as a service of Eden Home and AM 1420 KGNB Radio There are door prizes and food will be for sale.
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82 Pages in seven sections ■ Sunday, March 26, 1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of DARREN SULFRIDGE
I Vol 143, No 96
Herajd-Zeitung names its Citizen of the Year, and it’s...
Man killed in fiery wreck
Off-duty officer escapes car just before it explodes into flames
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Heiatd-Zeitvng photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Jan Kennady accepts her plaque naming her the Herald-Zeitung Citizen of the Year at the annual Horizons reception held Friday afternoon at the Civic Center. Making the presentation is last year's honoree Larry Kunkel. The reception is held to honor the Citizen of the Year, and the Unsung Heroes selected by the Herald-Zeitung Reader Advisory Board, and to mark publication of the Herald-Zeltung's annual Horizons edition, which is inside today's paper.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
The Herald-Zeitung honored city council member Jan Kennady as Citizen of the Year at its annual I ionzons reception Fnday. Also honored were 14 area residents whose names are less likely to show up in new spapcr stones wuh Unsung Hero awards Robert Konkel received the Unsung Hero of the Year Award.
About IOO people attended the reception at the Civic Center.
“I think these are very, very deserving people,” said David Sullens, editor and publisher of the Herald-Zeitung. “I think they are representative of the high level of volunteensm and community spint in New Braunfels and Comal County "
"I truly believe that New Braunfels is the volunteer capi
tal of the universe," Kennady said She named her husband, Donald Kennady MD., as another unsung hero for his years of support and encouragement.
The Citizen of the Year and Unsung Heroes are nominated by area residents and selected by the Herald-Zeitung Reader Advisory Board
"We really appreciate the people who nominate those award winners and we appreciate the Reader Advisory Board who made the actual selections of the winners,” Sullens said
The Herald-Zeitung publishes the Horizons edition each year celebrating New Braunfels. This year’s edition focuses the spotlight on education, business, Hill Country living and volunteensm.
Articles on Kennady and each of the 14 Unsung Heroes appear in the Horizons section
This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint
One man is dead and one narrowly escaped senous injury following two related accidents which occurred near FM 306 and 484 early yesterday morning, said Corporal Fin Minford of the Department of Public Safety. Terrall C owan of 803 Lonesome Road in Canyon Lake was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Howard Smith. The incident happened at 4:26 a rn., Manford said.
Cowan’s 1992 IX>dge pickup ran off the road to the right, swerved left, overcompensated to the right, and slammed into a rock embankment, Manford said. Cowan was ejected from the truck. The truck ended up on its side on the eastbound lane of FM 306 facing north.
Alw nit 15 seconds later, according to witnesses, a 1978 Corvette driven by Curtis Randall Rancv, Ccwan’s roommate, hit the truck, Manford said. The vehicles skidded. When they came to a stop, Raney, who was wearing a seat belt, got out of the car.
The Corvette then burst into flames. A nearby resident emptied a fire extinguisher, try ing to stop the fire, but the car quickly became engulfed in flames. The car was a total loss, Manford said.
Raney was taken by ( anyon Lake EMS to Brooke Army Medical Center. He was released from BAMC yesterday. Raney is an officer with the Hollywood Park Police Department.
WORD board passes on disposable container ban
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
The WORD Board took no action on banning disposable containers on the Guadalupe River at yesterday morning’s meeting.
“No action as drastic as a container ban would be taken because of the impact it would have on the businesses in Comal County," board member Zero Rivers said "It was unanimous that we not take any action.”
Fnends For Rivers decided not to side either way on the container ban, said Cathy Taleott, w ho represented
FFR at the meeting.
"I don’t think there’s a business in Comal County that wanted to see a container ban," Rivers said. "The correct decision was made.”
At least UXJ people attended the meeting Problems of trash and rowdy behavior on the river can be solved if all interested parties work creatively together, Rivers said. "There are laws on the books to take care of row dy behavior on the river," he said "It’s not fair to penalize the law abiding citizens."
“Other overs can have a tounst business and a nice resource," Rivers said. "So can we."
Bush calls for ‘Home Rule9 education in New Braunfels speech
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By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Gov. George W. Bush proposed "Home Rule Education Districts" as he spoke to state and area legislators at the 29th Annual Texas Legislative Conference at the C ivic Center Fnday.
"The best decisions are made closest to the people,” Bush said. "Mistakes made closer to the people are those most easily Fixed by the people."
Bush would pattern home rule schools after home rule charters for cities, he said. Each local distnct would wnte a charter on how to run its own schools. Then the citizens would have to approve the charter.
State requirements would be few, Bush said Tests on Math, English, Science, and Social Sciences would be standardized on the state level.
Bush called "no-pass, no-play" rule an “athletic issue” that distncts should decide whether to adopt. Hie rule suspends failing students for six weeks from sports, drama and other extracurricular activities.
“No-pass, no-play is a quality of education issue,” said Rep. Paul Sadlei (D-Henderson) in a later panel discussion "It in no way improves the ath-
Hd/did Zoitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Texas Governor George W. Bush addresses the Texas Legislative Conference in New Braunfels Friday.
letic ability of a child It theoretically will improve the education of a child." Sadler also questioned the home
rule concept. Students in low income or low performance distncts might get an unfair shake in such a system, he
Bush set three othci pi mw goals tort reform, juvenile justice, and wel-
U S Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison addresses the Texas Legislative Conference. _ page 6A
fare reform. President C linton set himself up for failure in his State of the Union address, Bush said, by naming 36 agenda items.
"Leave the tort reform hill intact," Bush said It would mean fairness in the legal system and jobs for anyone in the state who wants them, he said.
Loving parents punish their children, Bush said “We love you but we will hold you accountable for irresponsible behavior," he said.
Bush advocated boot camps, detention centers, tough love ac ademies and hard time where appropnate to take a big bite out of juvenile crime "Dependency on government saps the soul and drains the spirit,” Bush said. Job training is a necessary part of a better welfare system, he said And the best trainers are those who provide the jobs
Paying unwed mothers to have more children is a bad idea, Bush said. A big part of the welfare answer is to get tough on deadbeat dads who "walk away from kids they bring into the world,” he said.Citizens’ militias' ties to white supremacy groups causing concerns. See Page 4A