New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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/OI. 139, No. 121
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377 880) 512 625 9144
May 7, 1991 75 Cents
One Section, 12 Pagesstammtisch Becker heads back to businessBest wishes
The cluuicc for thunderstorms continues Uuough Thursday. High unlay near HO and low In the mid 60* anticipated, In New Braunfels, the high Monday was 76 and ihe overnight low was 34. For additional wcaitier mini mal ion, see
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
Since serving on the New Braunfels City Council since 1988 and one year as mayor, Amo Becker is ready to relax and tend to business.
“I’m going to sit back and relax awhile,” said Becker, who will attend his last City Council meeting May 13.
Becker, who was elected to the Council in May 1988, did not seek Becker re-election. The votes from the May 4 election were canvassed during a special meeting Monday. Afterwards
Mayor Becker reflected on his years of service to New Braunfels.
“I kind of enjoyed being in the middle of things," Becker said reflecting on his service. "Don’t get me wrong, at the same time, man, it does take a lot of time.”
And now, Becker wants to nestle hack into his business, Becker Motor Company, full time.
"'l'hc business climate being what it is it’s crucial. And I’ve been neglecting the business. It has not gone down, thankfully, but still a businessman needs to attend to his business," he said.
And as Becker prepares to finish representing District 3, local businessman Rudy Seidel, who heat dentist Joe Kuchlcr in Saturday’s election, will
Good Day— regional Academic Octathlon
Canyon High School’s Academic (Amillion team look first place in Region IV competition Saturday. beating out 13 other area high schools Faming a total of 24,330 poults, the C anyon team topped the field, with New Braunfels High School placing second w ill) 23,680 points.
Members of the C HS Academic Octathlon team are Ronda Kraft, Matthew Green and Joyce Meadows in lite honors division; Jason Miller, Jared Rosson and James Cl aer trier in lite scholastic division; and Robed Constable, Holly Scott and Brian I tem y in the v ar stly c Us* Their c o*k h is Judy Wright
T he Academic Octathlon colupe
ii lion is designed lot high school freshmen and sophomores, who compete
iii nine mem ber learns, bach learn consists of three A ' students, Mice "H * students and three "C” students.
One oi the keys to Canyon s cess was winning a gold medal hi the "Super Oui/ par I of the meet. Ihe only portion of the cot ii pcti lion thai is open to the public, the "Super Quu is a question and answer session on a specific subject.
Meadows look second place in language/tiler alure and line arts, and thud place in economics, Hciuy placed second in fine arb and essay. Con stable earned a gold lust place medal in science, second in economics, and
prepare to take it. A runoff for die District 4 scat, currently held by bridie Temple, will be between Paul Fraser and Susan Curtis on May 25. After the runoff election a mayor will then be selected.
But, as two new members will soon be on City Council, Becker said he has one piece of advice.
"Look at the issues and vote your basic convictions and don’t let minority groups sway you,” he said. "It’s so easy to go with the crowd But, I don't think people elect a person to go with the crowd."
He said people do change once they arc elected to public office.
"Have you ever noticed how a person will get elected on some kind of deal and then when they get on there
they become a different person? Because all of a sudden they realize some of the things that go into it," Becker said. "People say. ‘Well, they changed whenever they get elected ' Well. yea, they do because they learn more.”
Becker said it would be good if everyone had an opportunity to serve on an elected board.
"I really feel it would be good if everybody got to be an elected official somewhere along the line Whether it be school board, whether it be city council or whatever. You can better understand some of the decisions that are being made because let’s face it, most people just aren’t aware of all of the odds and ends that go into a decision." he said.
Becker said one of the major issues facing City Council now revolves around water.
"I’ve always been a spnng-flow person and the spring flow is still going to be some of the tougher things Particularly since San Antonio rejected the Applewhite surface water treatment plant," he said “Locally, you always have taxing issues ... There of course will be from time to time more on hazardous waste control, but that s something that’s going to be with us I think from now on."
Overall. Becker said his one year as mayor has been a givod one
"I think we had a good year I think we got things accomplished.-’ he said "I’m always an optimist and I think things work for the best."
Boat swap good way to educate
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor
Exchanging the city of 'lew Bourn-fete’ weed harvester for a glass bottom boat from Aquarena Sprngs for a year, will give visitors a better look ai the Comal Springs and luanda I-ake. says a city official.
"We’re hoping to have some educational opportumues (with the glass bottom boat) to where we can teach New Braunfels kids about this unique habitat that s in their own back yard." said David Whatley. director of parks and recreation.
A I-year lease agreement between the city of New Braunfels and Aquarena Springs Corp was approved by New Braunfels City Council reeenUy. allowing the two groups to temporar y swatch a weed harvester for a glass bottom boat. Hie city's weed harvester has been idle since the Ramshorn Snails in Landa Lake have dramaucai.y reduced agnatic weed growth.
Knowing that Aquariia Sprit gs had a significant aquatic weed problem. Whatley approached their management about exchanging the equipment. .And early Sunday morning he exchange began.
The harvester was pulled from the water and taken to San Marcos down Hunter Road, with a ponce tscorr.
**U's almost like moving i bouw- ’ Whaticy said. “U’l not quite as big tut sort of the same kind of effort. ’
Aquarena Sprngs will deliver he glass bottom bout the middle of the month. Whaticy oui, adding Ive city employees wtll be in San Murcus his week to be trained n Tie operation and mamtenar.ee of the boat.
The lease agreement states cacti party is responsible for -trpair aid bro ventauve mainienacc of the equipment in their possession and bolding the other harmless from liability claims.
Whatley cud the opportunity to ase the boat will help with education, along with making some money for 'he city
"First is to inform the public adc ut wnai the Comal Sprngs are com hosed of and why they ane important And the other thing, we t hoping to do for «ure, is the chance to earn tome jddtuonal revenues." be cud.
Hie boat is powered by electricity
" Besides being good for the sprngs
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third in social science. He was the overall winner iii the varsity category of the competition.
Koasoii placed first overall in the wholasiic division cai lung >cciNid place medals ut ha. tai science, economics and fin© arts Scott took a thiidpiacc iii essay while Kl unplaced I ii st iii fine aru.
Ckhei teams that competed Saturday in the Region IV contest were Harlingen, Highlands. Holmes, San Benito, Sam Houston. Burbank, Brackenridge, Judson, Weslaco, Edison, Lamer, Robstown, Smithson Valley and Round Rock T here is no sulc compcuuon I OI Academic Dc cathion.
Mambas of Canyon High Be noon lagoonal champion octatnion nam ara, front from lait, Joyca Meadows Holly Scott, coach Judy Wright Ronda Kraft and Jamas Gaannar, and. back row. Brian Henry Jared Rosson, Jason Miller, Robert Constable and Matthew Green (OSO
The New Braunfels llerald-Ytilung wishes “happy birthday" today to Laura Schnablc, Tony Amaro, Eddie Amaro, Stephanie Wicsncr, Ben Martinez Jr., Valeric Limn Venecia, Lisa Hernandez and Janet Stewart.
Belated best wishes to Luis Rodriguez Jr., Julian Angel Dominguez, Rosa M. Howell, Grace Forshage, Angola Garza and Robyn Wunderlich.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.
Closed from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. uxlay for street construction was Mesquite Avenue from Katy to San Antonio streets. Work resumed from IO a.m. to 4 p.m. today on Unicom Avenue from U.S. Highway 81 lo the Interstate 35 access road.
Bob Dingeldcin, a board member of the Comal County Senior Citizens’ Foundation, reminds contributors to seniors work through the years that the list of donors appearing in Sunday’s edition of the llerald/eitung covered only donations to the purchase of the first center and its early support. Additional lists arc being prepared.
Pack 119 is holding a membership railing during its Homcrun for Scouting program at 7 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church’s Wesley Hall. Those interested in scouting are urged to attend and sign up for summer events. For more information, contact Norman Dean at 625-8205.
To reserve a place at the Vista Village Mother’s Day luncheon and style show, call 625-1202. Cost is $6. A number appearing in a Sunday story was in error.
Longhorn Grill is urging local day care centers to sign up now for magic shows scheduled al 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. June 14 and August 14. The shows arc offered free of charge, hut interested school directer must contact Sanim Byme or Kent Lucas at 620-1344 to reserve space. Seatings ate limited to IOO students per show.
Tern Drury, director of operations for Schlitterbahn, will address the New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club at 6 p.m. today at Oma’s Haus restaurant. Her topic will be recent additions to the water park.
The American Association of Retired Persons will meet Wednesday at the Senior Citizens Center, 142 Comal St. Greetings and coffee stan at 9 a.m. and a catered meal will be served at noon.
The voice students of Mary Beth Smith will present a spring studio recital at 7:30 p.m. today at the Parish Hall al St. John’s Episcopal Church, 312 S. Guenther. The coneen is free of charge and open to the public. Mrs. Deborah Koth wit accompany the students.
May is "Older Americans Month" and in conjunction, the annual Senior Citizen Picnic wil be May 24 al Landa Park across from the playground. To make
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This river rescue is only an exercise But the Swiftwater Rescue Class, conducted by New Braunfe s P re Department and open to interested parties ranging from firefighters to kayakers, offers welcome training in advance of need C asses were corducteo at various locations throughout the weekend. The classes, conducted in the area s ideal combination of rivers of varymg speed and depth ras drawn national recognition as a safety course. Here, students In Landa Park simulate a rescue method that minimizes the chance of further spinal injury (Photo by Erik Karisson)
Six persons jailed on drug charges
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Now* Editor
Six New Braunfels residents remain in the Comal County Jail today after they were arrested on drug charges Saturday, according to authorities.
Comal County Sheriff’s Office authorities arrested the suspects Saturday after executing search warrants in two separate locations in New
The Tint crackdown was on Rush Lane where officers found about 12 grams of cocaine, approximately $100 in cash and drug paraphernalia. said Sheriff Jack Bremer
Arrested and charged with posse* sion of a controlled substance — cocaine under 28 grams were Carlos Aleman Munoz, 28. of New Braunfels; Abel Munoz, 23 of New Braun
fels; Ramiro Esquivel. 40, of New Braunfels; and Johnny Santos. 19, of New Braunfels.
All four remain rn jail in lieu oi posting a $50,000 pond :acr
"They were sitting at ’fie able cating it (cocaine I up, " Bremer aud.
The second bust was ut the 'OOO block of Walnut Avenue V’-cs ice and charged with possession or a controlled tu bs lance — methumpneta*
Tune miler 28 grams were: Tina Mar e Amoid, also known as Una Mare West, 29, of New Braunfels and Temv Lynn Gailion, 37, of New Braunfels. Amoid mmain* n jai) sn lieu of post ng a $25,OOO Pond and Catiiun remains n lieu of posting a $50,000 bond.
Bonds were vet by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace R G "Doc'* Blanchard.
Canyon High's team sweeps