New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 4A — Herald-Zeitung — Saturday, May 5, 2001Local/State
Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at 625-9144 ext. 220.
► Gas drive-offs
Two gas drive-offs were reported to New Braunfels police on Wednesday.
The first, at Walnut Avenue and San Antonio Street, came at noon when a 6-foot tall, white male with black hair drove off in a white Chevrolet four-door without paying for $22 worth of gas.
At 3 p.m., an unidentified motorist pumped $10 worth of gas at a station located in the 1500 block of South Seguin Avenue and drove off without paying, New Braunfels police reported.
► Grass fire
CANYON LAKE —
Canyon Lake firefighters were dispatched to a reported out-of-control grass fire off Pecan Row at 4 p.m. Friday.
The fire was contained without incident, but county officials imposed a temporary burn ban because of wind conditions for the rest of Friday.
When sustained winds reach 23 mph, a bum ban is imposed. There were sustained 23 mph winds in the Canyon Lake area with gusts of 29 mph.
► Bus crash
AUSTIN (AP) — Two tour buses carrying junior high students crashed on Interstate 35 when one of them stopped and was rear-ended by the other in rushhour traffic.
At least 13 people were taken to hospitals with minor injuries, authorities said. Authorities could not immediately say where the buses were from and where they were traveling to when they crashed at about 4:25 p.m.
► Hate crimes bill
AUSTIN (AP)—A Republican senator Friday said he will support allowing the full Senate to debate the hate crimes bill, setting the stage for a long-awaited vote on the highly divisive issue.
Sen. Tom Haywood, R-Wichita Falls, said his vote to let the bill be heard does not necessarily mean he will support the legislation.
Meanwhile, the sister of James Byrd Jr., for whom the bill is named, demanded that a state lawmaker stop using her brother’s name when he speaks out against the hate crimes bill.
Byrd, a black man, was killed when he was dragged behind a pickup in 1998 in Jasper. The truck was being driven by a white man and occupied by two others. Two of them are on death row and the other received a life sentence.
NEW BRAUNFELS BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION — regular meeting, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Municipal Building, conference room A, 424 S. Casten Ave.
NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL — special meeting, 5:30 p.m. Monday, to discuss budget ordinances and consider lotion on conflicts of interests md GBRA permit, City Council Chambers, Municipal Building COMAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT — special neeting to tour flood control lams, 8:15 arn. Monday, at the Somal County Courthouse, 150 Jonh Seguin Ave.
LANDA PARK GOLF NOURSE ADVISORY BOARD 1EETING — regular meeting, 7 rn., Tuesday’, Landa Park Golf :ourse Club Shop.
NEW BRAUNFELS CITY :OUNCIL —special meeting,
:30 pm. Tuesday, to canvass nd certify election results, City ouncil Chambers, Municipal uilding.
SCHERTZ CITY COUNCIL —
rectal meeting to canvass elec-X) returns, 7 p.m. Wednesday, e Municipal Complex onference Room, 1400 Schertz arkway, Schertz.
Texas Music and Art Festival Schedule—
Cinco de Mayo celebration on Main Plaza
• Festival food booths and 75 artists booths, children’s rides
Rob Roy Parnell Whoosis Big Pile
Goodtime Garbage Band Hugh Fadal Band Michael O’Conner Band Brandon Rhyder Band Gala de Oro Texanna
• Chicano Style Lowrider Car Show Extravaganza
Noon to 6 p.m.
• Regional Artists Fair
Beth Williams The Quitters Shelly King Band Volunteer Fire Ants
• Special event at the Guadalupe Cattle Company from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Beth Williams, Shake Russell, Clay Blaker and the Texas Honky Tonk Band with special acoustic solo performance by Joe Ely.
Lee and Lexy Ferguson pet Daisy, who works for the Old Time Transportation Company, Friday during the first night of the Texas Music and Art Festival at the New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music.
Bush celebrates Cinco de Mayo
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brightly colored twirling serapes. Colorful ribbons in braided hair. The thumping strings of a guitarron and “gri-tos”to the strains of “Guadalajara.” All against the backdrop of the White House.
Although not uncommon in Mexican American communities, the festive imagery of Cinco de Mayo became more distinctly American as the Mexican holiday was celebrated on the South Lawn Friday.
“Mi Casa Blanca, es su Casa Blanca,” President Bush said, giving a twist to a Spanish saying. It translates to “My White House is your White House.”
Bush has celebrated many a Cinco de Mayo while governor of Texas and brought the celebration to Washington as
part of his continuing pursuit of the Latino electorate.
The theme of Bush’s radio address, a version which he’ll offer in Spanish today, was to be Cinco de Mayo.
Marking the day also keeps with Bush’s push for greater diplomacy, trade and relations between the United States and Mexico. Bush announced that the first state dinner at the White House will be with President Vicente Fox.
Cinco de Mayo, May 5, commemorates the Mexican victory over a French invasion in 1862. Mexican Ambassador Juan Jose Bremer said the holiday signifies to Mexico the country’s enduring commitment to maintaining its sovereignty. To Latinos in the United States it has come to symbolize the values that the two countries share.
Nine-pin bowlers plan European jaunt
From Staff Reports
The deadline is looming for those who wish to represent Team Texas USA at the world nine-pin bowling championships to take place in September at Colmar, France.
Moe Schwab said Thursday that up to 28 people could make the nine-day trip, Sept. 8-18.
“We need to send two teams of bowlers, six men and six women,” Schwab said.
But beyond bowlers, there is room for plenty of tourists — and plenty for them to see.
“I call the rest of them beside the bowlers cheerleaders,” Schwab said.
Two years ago in Switzerland, the “cheerleaders” watched as the bowling teams won top honors for male and female individual bowlers. The teams as a whole fared a little more modestly,
Schwab said. The men placed third and the women fourth.
In the next two to three years, Schwab said he hoped to entice the World 9-Pin Bowling Association to Comal County for the championship.
Nine-pin bowling is a team game where teams of six play through six frames in any order necessary to knock down pins. It is a traditional bowling game of
central Europe that came to central Texas with the German immigrants in the mid- 1800s.
In the Colmar tournament in September, teams from six European countries will meet in a playoff. Three of those teams will compete with Team Texas USA for the title, which is sanctioned by the World 9-Pin Bowling Association.
The trip departs San Antonio on Sept. 8. Sunday through Wednesday will be spent touring Paris, including The Louvre, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Tuesday, a trip to Versailles will include a tour of the palace and its gardens.
Wednesday, the tour will travel by air-conditioned motorcoach to Freiburg, Germany.
An excursion to Heidelberg is planned for Friday, and on Saturday, the bowling teams compete as Team Texas USA.
On Sept. 16, the group will travel to Strasbourg, France and Provins on Sept. 17 for a special farewell dinner.
Cost of the trip is $2,375 per person, double occupancy. It includes the round trip air fare from San Antonio and nine nights of accommodations in tourist class hotels with private baths. Also included are buffet breakfasts, motorcoach and tours, all service
charges and taxes.
Anyone interested can contact Schwab for details at 629-6100 or 964-3400. A $300 deposit is required with registration by June I. Final payment is due July 8, Schwab said.
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H-E-B ponies up $50,000 to find employee’s attacker
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
PFLUGERVILLE — H-E-B Food/Drugs is offering a $50,000 reward for the first information that leads to the arrest and conviction of two men who brutally beat and robbed a store employee.
“This particular partner has been with us for more than 15 years and I was outraged and saddened when I learned of this vicious attack,” said Charles Butt, chairman of the Texas company.
The incident happened at 3:30 a.m. April 19 in the parking lot of the H E B store
at Wells Branch Parkway and 1-35 in Pflugerville.
The mother of two young children was beaten with a baseball bat and suffered multiple cuts and a skull fracture. The robbers stole the woman’s purse and disappeared. Fellow employees later found the woman lying in the parking lot and called for help.
Anyone with information about the location of the person^) responsible for this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (512) 472-8477. Crime Stoppers will pay up to an additional $1,000 for this information.
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