New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
UNICORNS’ PLAYOFF TUNE-UP GAME IN DOUBT — See Sports, Page 14A
Vol. 139, No. 120
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377 880) 512 625 9144
May 5, 1991
75 Cents Three Sections, 48 Pages
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today lo Michael Anthony Machu-ca, Diane Hausc, Domingo Villainies, Kimberly Englcr, Jennifer Hacrwald, Carol Ann Franz, Cor-bcc Wunderlich, Adolpho Castro Sr, Cheryl Zengler, Lauren Ray Moore, Jamie Gill, and Michael Anthony Machuca.
Belated birthday wishes go out to Sue Lynn Aguirre, Frank Villanueva Jr., Virginia Monroe, Lily Burganicr, Becky Biddison, Erwin P. Hcnk, Emily Ott, and Barron Blevins.
“Happy birthday” Monday to James Rhcinlandcr, and Bcnno
“Happy anniversary" today to Mr. and Mrs. James Reeves, Capt. and Mrs. John E. McCurdy, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary, and Spike and Earlcan Reeves.
Belated anniversary wishes to Marc and Linda Pinson and Emil and Al/ada Hcimcamp.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call tile day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.
Die voice students of Mary Beth Smith will present a spring studio recital Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 312 S. Guenther. Tlte concert is free of charge and open to the public. Mrs. Deborah Koth will accompany the students.
May is “Older Americans Month” and in conjunction, the annual Senior Citizen Picnic will be May 24 al Landa Park across from the playground. To make reservations call 629-1161 or 629 1751. A bus trip will be taken May 9 to Piedras Ncgras. And a trip to Sea World in San Antonio is slated for May 19. Make rcserva lions unlay by calling 629-1161.
The Senior Citizen Center, 142 Comal, is sponsoring an AARP “55 Alive Defensive Driving” class May 15-16 from 9 a m. to I pm. each day. Make reservations by calling 629-1161.
The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department wants to remind people lo be careful when dialing their office number (629-7275). The family with the number of (625-7275) has been getting a lot of requests for picnic reservations recently.
German American Society will sponsor the annual Maifest on Tuesday, May 7 at Bavarian Village, 212 W. Austin St. Social lime begins at 6 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Scholarships will be presented to German students from three area high schools
Boy Scout barbecue
Members of the Boy Scout Troop #119 are serving up bar becut today from 11 a m. to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall, 572 W. San Antonio St. Tickets are $4 each with food to go only. For more information call Larry Kunkel at 629-5881; Stephen Meulh at 629-7424 or Betty Wicrth at 625-4513.
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The chance for thunderstorms continues today with highs in the mid 80s and lows near 70 anticipated. For additional weather information, see Page 2.
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On Friday, the gauge at this low water crossing at FM 482 and Schwab Hoad didn t record excessive depth, but the forte of floodwater was enough to sweep a car out of its intended path (Photo by F nk Karlsson)
Showers create flooding
About three inches of rain hits area in two-day period
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Haws Editor
Thunderstorms that moved through South Texas Friday and Saturday drenched Comal County causing some flooding in low water areas.
One 18-year-old New Braunfels High School girl was left stranded when her car stalled in high water on Farm-io- Market 482.
Becky Wright said her Dodge Daytona started (Inking through the intersection swollen with flood waters. Workers from the Comal County Road Department and
the Comal County Sheriffs Oft ice were dispatched to the scene lo assist.
She was physically unharmed in the mishap
In New Braunfels city limns, the city engineer’s office announced that two roads were forced closed when the rains came.
Wald Road and Live Oak Street was closed as was a section of Kachier Avenue near the Guadalupe River.
The official rainfall count for New Braunfels was just over three mates for Friday and Saturday.
Runoff will pit Fraser with Curtis
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor
New Braunfels City Council candidates Paul Fraser Jr. and Susan Curtis were forced into a runoff election after Saturday’s election for the District 4 scat
Both arc vowing to campaign hard in the next three weeks for the position.
“I’m going to keep on doing what I’m doing. I’m going to hit the streets and talk to the people and tell them hat I’m the best candidate, ’ Fraser *ud Saturday.
“There is a big difference between the two of us,’’ Curtis said.
The runoff election for inc District 4 City Council seal will be May 25. according to City Secretary Bonnie Sarkozi. Absentee voting will begin March 13.
Fraser, a retired Marine, and Curtis, a teacher at Comal Elementary School, edged out incumbent Eddie Temple, who was not immediately available for comment.
Unofficial totals, including absentee votes, indicate Fraser garnered the most of the total votes w ith 332 votes. Curtis received 205 and Temple received 167.
Both candidates said there were clear differences aet ween each other Curtis said sne is a person woo does her homework “I feel like that I’m the kind of per son young, energetic - that the city needs.” she u»ui “I think we need more professional women on Council and that’s the kind of thing that I zan offer voters.”
Fraser, who has been predominately vocal about the issue of storing and
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Seidel re adv to get to work
By STEPHANIE FERG USON Hawi Editor
Local businessman Roily Sci dei woe a Close race for the District 3 New Braunfels City Council seat Saturday edging out opponent Joe K achier “I feel real good, great »aiU Seidel alter the Setoe 'esuita were announced “I can wan lo get in mere and liar ’
“I think my stand on he environ mem and .lie water and axes got me elected), ’ he said seiuei ainoi die endorsement of die fix u \ or cl ai interest group. Securing J Ruuie Environment.
Se;de: will ne filling die .eat cur rently rteid ay Mayor Amo Becker. w?u> chuse not to seek re election Lnofficial votes including arisen
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Two CISD incumbents given new board terms
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Maws Editor
Two incumbents, a school volunteer and a home builder beat out a full slate of candidates Saturday for a position on the Comal Independent School District Board of Tnances.
Board President Lee Ikeis, current Trustee Tom Potter and home builder Don Craighead were elected to three-year terms on the board, while school volunteer Connie Cantu beat out incumbent Clay “Spud” George for ilk: one-year term.
“It was a fairly smooth race there was very little mudslinging and everything went pretty well,” Potter
said Satuniay night. 'Now with ne election behind us a’s time to get to work. ’
Ikeis said school board memoeis arc faced with a lot of hard decisions now, mainly dealing w ith the budget.
“We vc got to see what the state > going to do to us.” be said. adding budget workshops are right around the comer. “I’m sure we will have to cut some things ’
Cantu also said the budget is ore of the most important ssues acing he district right now “Obviously, the first thing that
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Folkfest, Kindermasken weather well
Children*s costumes colorful
Grounds open at noon today
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Maws Editor
It was historic fun ut downtown New Braunfels Saturday when costume-clad children marc hed in the annual Kindermaskenball Pat ade A tradition since lite rally 1900s. the children's parade started on Academy Sucel, wound around Maut Plaza and ended at the Sophienbuig Museum and Archives Satuiday morning.
“We think it went just super," said parade clum pet son Chadelle Fisc her, “and Ute weather coopeiaied, which was oui big worry.”
The only holdup came when a Union Pacific nam traveled through the city, temporarily splining the marchers
Children dressed as everything from dinosaurs lo pa ates and bal leu nas. Some marched ut groups, some alone, and some with patents “They turd gone out of there way to be creative,” Fischer said about die costumes
“I was so happy there wer e so many
Iuds.’* Fischer said. add mg 650 cups were used when givuig out refresh moils lo parade par no pun is and thor parents
Parade winners included;
•3 year old and up category 1st place. Jason Rodriguez (uruconi). hid place, /coe Gabbaid (swan); bd place. Thaddeus and Cordell Hobo (gladiator and Trojan horse).
•4 year old — Isl Jusmic runnel (scarecrow); 2nd. Christine Schwab (fairy godmother); 3rd, Reagan WU son (ladybug).
•Ku aid gar ten — Isl James alai Paul Tart (dracula*); 2nd, Marcus Rodriguez (cowboy); 3rd, Brianna Alves (lade mer maid).
•Fust grade UL Pan ic ta Mane Allen (cave woman), ital. Torii Hook (dracula). 3rd, Arden funnel (French maul).
•Severna! grade Isl Cody Hank ut* ara! Bryan Moi gait (Texas Hag); 2nd, Chn* Wommack (Davy Crock eel), 3rd, Melanie McC auley (clown).
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A oouturned child boid* a hand and a tail. Pleas* see waled photos on Page 11 A. (Photo tty Erik Karls&on)
By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor
While rain late in che day may have dampened Folkfest 91, Conservauon Plaza was alive with activity most of the day Saturday The grounds are open again today from noon to 6 pm.
“I'm so glad the word got out we d be here, rain or shine." said Chere Sir alemana, I Heritage Soc iety rcpresentauve.
Folkfest is both fun and educational, providing a taste of the crafts brought to the New Braunfels Yea by early settlers Volunteers assoc Hied with the events' sponsors — the Conservation Society, the Heritage Society Yid Use Sophienbuig Museum and Archives — gathered on the grounds of Conservation Plaza and the Vlusucrn of Texas Handmade Furniture to show Hill Country life
The toe us is on heritage, with not only the German culture but that of other ace sealers included.
Visitors watch the making of tortillas, uuisagc, molasses and sauerkraut
They dip vanities aid smell the smoke of fires tended by a blacksmith and a frantic! vamping group.
Others examine such traditional crafts as Advent wreathe and Christ mas ornaments, Ukrainian eggs and chau caning They learn how Easter eggs could be dyed with union skins or grape juice And they sec how Indians made arrowheads, points and knives at a flint knapping exhibit.
They also have the opportunity to iota the historic structures un the property Yid sample sausages and baked goods at food booths Entertainment events balut day ranged from the New Braunfels Coni rummy Baud to Ballet FoikJonco Infanta, with a grand march by Kin dermas* on NL I participants led by Mayor and Mrs Amo Becker One popular Folkfest event, the “treasures and trash’' sale of Yid codecubtc* ta being held this year in the J ahu House Proceeds horn the weekend event fund the preservation activities of the sponsors