New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 30, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from tho Horald-Zoltung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to; Helen Vela, Marcos Rene Torres, Amanda Nicholson (six years), Kerby and Kelyn Zoeller. Happy belated birthday to James Farias. Happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Jose P. Hernandez (21 years) and Mr. and Mrs Herbert Ormond (55 years).
Cool and rainy, high about 68, low 50 Tomorrow continued cool with showers. Clearing and warmer by Saturday.
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Hawing sat on Canyon Lake safety rules
A public hearing will be held at the Canyon Lake Action Center, 1941 Hwy 2673, Canyon Lake, at 9 a rn April 11. regarding Water Safety Rules and Regulations affecting Canyon Lake Copies of Rules and Regulations will be available for review at the Bulverde Library, the Tye Preston Memorial Library, the Canyon Lake Action Center and the WORD Office
Comal County Aggio Muster coming
The 1995 Aggie Muster will be held Friday. April 21. at the New Braunfels Knights of Columbus Hall Fellowship will begin at 6 30 p m., with dinner starting at 7:15 p m Guest speaker for Muster will be Mr Donald Powell '56. director of business services for Texas A&M University and co-author of The Fightin*
Texas Aggie Band, a comprehensive history of the Aggie Band from 1894 to the present
Reservations can be made by calling 620-0704 Reservation deadlmo is Tuesday,
April 18 Cost including dinner is $10 for adults and $6 for children age 11 and under
Shoppers survey nears completion
Southwest Texas State University and the New Braunfels Main Street Program would like to thank all area residents who responded to the recent shoppers questionnaire
These surveys were distributed between March 10 and March 13 by the area banks and the local HEB By com pleting and returning the sur vey, you can help shape the future of Downtown New Braunfels Please mail surveys back by April 3.
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One week left to register for May 6 elections
Signing up to vote is easier than ever before
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
New Braunfels voters will have a lot of decisions to make May 6 - a lot of ways they can have a say in New Braunfels' future Those not yet registered to vote have until next ITiuin-day, Apnl 6, to register
Residents who want to make their voices heard but aren't currently registered to vote have several options, said Deputy Voter Registrar karen Sachtleben
1) Register to vote at the Voter Registrar’s office on tile first floor of the courthouse annex
2) Register to vote at the Ditthnger Memorial L ibrary.
3) Pick up a voter registration can.! at the Municipal Building and null it in postmarked April 6 or earlier
4) Register to vote when you renew your driver’s license at the
On the ballot
Voters will decide the following ballot questions May 6
• City Council seat, Dist. I. Candidates aa* incumbent Ambrosin "Butch" Benitez and Juan Luis Martinez.
• City Council seal. Dist. 2. Candidates aa* incumbent Mary Serold and C. Ray Schoch.
• Half-cent sales tax increase.
• Amendment to the City of New Braunfels Charter changing the way the mayor and city council members are elected.
• Recall of l)ist 4 C ouncilman Paul t. Eraser
• Two Comal Independent School Board seats
Department of Public Safety at UHR Ilf-35 North 5) Registei to vote when >ou apply for a marriage license But however way you choose to register, be sure to do it by next Itiursday, April P. That’s the deadline, no exceptions.
Burglary busts a blow to local gang, sheriff says
14 pages in one section ■ Thursday, March 30.1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of HKLKN VELA
Vol 143, No 99
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with a series of burglancs in the Astro Hills subdivision in Canyon Lake.
Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Juan Jimenez, Jr., 21 of Cibolo, and Shen Sue May, 25, of Canyon Lake. The two arc being held in the Comal County Jail.
Jimenez has been charged with two counts of burglary of a habitation with bonds totaling $100,000 and May has been charged with one count of burglary and is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Other charges, including organized crime and felony criminal mischief are being prepared, according to Sheriff s OtYice officials, who are trying to combat gang activity in the county.
Jimenez claims to be the organizer and leader of the Chicano Vano Gangsters which is reported to have operated in the New Braunfels. Seguin. Cibolo and McQueeney area, reported the Sheriff s Office. They said Jimenez is known by the street name of "The Duke of Earl’’ and has eluded police both on toot and by vehicle on numerous occasions.
“This is the first formal gang operation detected in Comal County, and we have broken its back.” said Sher-itTJaek Bremer in a Sheriffs Office
‘This is tbs first formal gang operation detected in Comal County, and we have broken its back.’
— Sheriff Jack Bremer
statement. "By filing multiple charges against the leader of the gang. Juan Jimenez, we are putting on notice any other gang members, gang leaders or gang wannabes that we will use all of our department’s resources, state and Federal statutes, Gang Task Force officers and anything else available to make them pay severely for their cnminal activities. You don’t want to be a member of a cnminal gang in this county .’’
According to the Shenff s Office. Comal and Guadalupe County officers had attempted to serve arrest warrants on Jimenez repeatedly over the past week. When officers armed at his residence Tuesday around 2 p.m., the man reportedly spotted the officers, ran through the house, jumped a fence and attempted to hide in a neighbor’s house Officers followed the suspect into the residence, found him hiding in the back bathroom shower, and arrested him without incident.
Train clips car at San Antonio St. crossing, but no one hurt
the rear end of the car. Wonimack said.
"She said she didn’t hear the signal because the car radio was on,” he said.
The intersection does not have harpers that low er in front of the cars, but it is well marked. Wonimack said.
Cordero was charged with disregarding a railroad crossing signal, Womniack said.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Two narrowly escaped injury w hen their car was hit by a train at the railroad crossing on San Antonio Street last night, said New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Wommack.
Driver Sylvia Cordero tned to beat the train signal, Wonimack said. She and a front seat passenger were unhurt because the train only clipped
When doctors diagnosed former President Ronald Reagan as suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease, much national attention was focused not only on him but on the disease itself.
At Colonial Manor Care Center in New Braunfels, an Alzheimer's Unit is opening soon that people there hope will not only help patients hut increase awareness about the disease "Our goal is to become the Alzheimer’s and LX*mentia center in the area,” said Mary Hughes, the program director.
Many people do not know the facts about Alzheimer’s which causes dementia, a gradual degradation of the brain. In fact, scientists don’t really know the cause of Alzheimer’s or have a cure, but tests have shown scientists may be able to detect a gene that could warn people of the possibility.
“It’s the most common” she said of Alzheimer’s. ‘‘The percentage is higher as you get older "
Hughes said family members are usually the first to notice something is wrong, the frequent forgetfulness, the changes iii behavior Alzheimer’s progresses faster titan other types of dementia-related diseases.
What was once considered becoming simply senile is now known to be caused by disease in many cases And with people living longer on average, more cases are detected “It was once thought of as old-timers
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A New Standard Of Care
Colonial Manor opens new Alzheimer’s unit
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Hefaki Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Th* new Alzheimer’s and Dementia unit at Colonial Manor provides a home-like atmosphere.
disease,” she said. ‘‘...Dementia is not a natural progressive process of growing old"
The new wing will provide care for 26 people with Alzheimer's and related illnesses and only those who can walk. The patients must be diagnosed by doctors as having this type of illness. The unit includes patient rooms, a dining room, kitchen, activity room and enclosed patio. Numerous staff will provide v ani his services such as counseling for families. The unit would also like to educate anyone on the effects of the disease As the number of patients with diseases such as Alzheimer’s increases, more and more special services will have to be provided Units such as these
must be specially approved through the state, and doors must be made secure.
Hughes explained that Alzheimer's patients typically tend to become contused and wander. As the brain decreases in size, patients need more constant care.
What is often frustrating for many patients is that the body is often healthy while the mind is slowly deteriorating Many patients lose their short-term memory before then long-term
"We’re going to have a lot of Glenn Miller records,” she said "Many of the patients tend to go back to when they were young They can’t remember if they had breakfast, hut they can remember that.”
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Crop duster was low on fuel
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Loop 337 became a runway yesterday afternoon when Joe Fielding used it to land his crop duster. Pickling, of Eakly, Okla., was en route to Harlingen when he ran low on fuel. said New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Wommack.
‘‘The highway was better than some airports Eve landed at," Pickling said.
Pickling circled New Braunfels several rimes looking for the New Braunfels Airport but couldn’t see it, he said. He made a smooth landing and moved his plane off the highway, so no automobile accidents occurred, Wommack
Pilot Joe Fleeing refuses medical attention et the scene.
New Braunfels Police officers armed on the scene just a few minutes after Pickling landed. Three officers responded to the call, said Wommack.
Police and Federal Aviation Administration officials questioned Pickling and found that he did not have proper medical authorization on the plane. Wommack said. Another pilot was found who could fly the plane to the New Braunfels Airport to refuel.
This is the second time a plane has landed on a New Braunfels street, Wommack said. “I can remember a time that a small plane landed on the frontage road north of town,” he said. "Back then it wasn’t in the city limits, but it would be now.”
Herald-Zattu rig photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Loop 337 became a runway for a single-prop plane yesterday. Hera, th# plana takas off again after being refueled.
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