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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Canyon volleyball player signs scholarship with Alvin JC - Se, COUNTDOWN: 310 DAYS Now Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995 New Braunfels 410    MOI6    I0/22/99 S 0 “ W E S T MIC R 0 P U B LIS HIN (■» 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO, TX 799OS IO Pal Herald -Zeitung 7,1994    Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of KRISTIN GARZA I Vol. 142, No. 133 in two sections 17, Inside Weather..................................... Obituaries.......................................3 Texas briefs....................................3 Opinion...........................................4 Sports Day......................................6 The Marketplace.......................7-10 St.iinmtisch Birthday withes from tha Horald-Zoituvtg! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitmg extends the following birthday wishes to; Kristin Cana, Vernon Bleck, Emogene Grill, William Heath, Tony Marburger, Myrtle Shoemake, Eleteda Arriaga, Lewis W. Maddox, Edward P. NoNe, Jack V. Yeoman*. Town mooring planned for Wednesday Mayor Protein Ambrosio ‘Butch” Benitez and County Commissioner Cristina Zamora will hold a town meeting Wednesday, May 18,1994 at 7 p.m. a the Lone Star Elementary Cafeteria. The meeting will feature several topics including Eikel Field and its future development, Neighborhood Watch, and the recent appraisals sent by the county appraisal district. The Eikel Field Board is seeking citizen input on what is needed to improve Eikel Field. Comal County Commissioner Cristina Zamora said she appointed a board to ftudy Alture use of the field. ‘They have worked all year trying to develop something, what we're going to do,” she said. Cheryl Scott, a representative of Safe City, will discuss how to aet up a Neighborhood Watch program. Also invited will be a representative of the Comal County Appraisal District to answer questions regarding sharp increases in values for residents in the west side, Zamora said. Home owners have until May 31 to file a protest with the appraisal district. Property owners may protest to the Appraisal Review Board. Many taxpayers are able to resolve their case through informal meetings with an appraiser at the district office. “Hopefully, the people will come. These are three important things,” said Zamora. AAC group to ira »t Wednesday in Seguin The Tri-County Chapter of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society will be meeting Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. in the Pecan Room at the Holiday Inn in Seguin. John Stevens with Carrier will be speaking about compressor diagnostics. Votes canvassed by council last nifdit The New Braunfels City Council last night canvassed the votes from the recount of the city council election held last Friday. The new totals were 451 for Gary Kahlig and 471 for incumbent Paul Fraser. Kahlig filed a request for a recount last Wednesday after disputing the results. The council passed the canvass unanimously and all the council membera-elect will take their oath of offices on May 23 during the regular meeting of the city council. Stammtfcdi (Tim Now Bramble HeraldZtiumg invite! in remdtrt to submit turn to Stoma* mc AN According to Urn Sophienbttrg Archives (md membtrw cf tho Gorman comnmuty, “Simmtitck" repro tents a tining place for mombort af tho community lo gather and thoro the day's happening! We invite you lo than with rn.) SA man drowns at Canyon Lake Cyclist injured By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer NnMMug photo by JOHN HUSETH Joel Daaroalara, 14, of New Braunfels to attended to by a Near Braunfels Fire Department EMT after being atruck by a cm at approximately 3:20 p.m. yesterday afternoon at the HOO block of the 1-35 access road near Walnut St According to police reports, Deer osiers was crossing the street In front of several stopped vehicles and woe struck by a 1966 Dodge Omni, driven by Sere Guzman, 23, of New Braunfels. Desrosiers was treated and released at McKenna Memorial Hospital. A San Antonio man drowned early Sunday morning near Comal Park in Canyon Lake. Ben Morrow, 46, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Howard Smith. Smith ruled the death an accidental drowning. According to reports from the Comal County Sheriffs Office, Morrow and two friends were camping on the island in Comal Park. A violent storm that began late Saturday night caused Morrow's boat to float away, according to Deputy Chief Elwood Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriffs Office. Morrow's boat was anchored near the island before the storm began. “At approximately I a.m. Sunday, he began swimming to get their boat that had lost anchor,” said Hoherz. Morrow's friends apparently saw Morrow just before he drowned, according to Hoherz. “We found the body 75 yards from where they last saw him,” he said Hoherz explained the current probably carried Morrow away from the island. Morrow's body was found at 4:45 pm Sunday, reports show. Area divers were called to the scene to help search for the body. Storm causes plane crash near Bulverde By JSNiFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Despite the rains, river clean up called a success By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Despite heavy rains and high water in the upper sections of the Guadalupe River, the fourth annual Riva1 Clean-up was determined a success according to organizers of the evert. This year’s clearup marked the first time tne upper and lower sections of the Guadalupe and Canyon Lake were included. High water upriver at the Guadalupe State Park caused officials to cancel cleanup efforts on that section “The waler level was just too high to allow anyone on there safely,” said TP&W official Duncan Muckelroy. Muckelroy said they usually prevent people from using the river when flow level reaches 1,000 cubic feet per second. Friday night's rain put that flow level at 11,000 cfi by Saturday. On the lower ends, rainfall Friday chased many divers away Saturday. “The water was real murky because of the rain. We didn't get the turnout of divera that we wanted,” said Donna Murphy of Friends For Rivers. Still, Murphy said the cleanup did benefit the river and Muckelroy said the TP&W plans to continue the effort next year. Murphy said Friends For Rivers has their clean-up in the fell, after the season. Between the end of the last season and the start of this one, she aud the river looks better than it has in recent memory “I feel we have the cleanest river before Memorial Day that we've ever had,” said Murphy. She also said increasing awareness of keeping the river clean was an important goal, especially since this week is National Rivers Cleanup week. A host of organizations participated in tne event, from state agencies to environmental groups to outfitters and canoe dubs. Jim Dunham at Jerry's Rentals said he gave flee equipment to volunteers He thought high water upstream actually increased the number of participants on the lower section. "It went well on our end,” he said. “I wish it was something that were on more than twice a year.” Two San Antonio men were found early Sunday morning following a plane crash that occurred near Bulverde Saturday night. The crash is believed to have been caused by severe storms that began at approximately 10:30 pm Saturday. The pilot Russell Parmenter, 66, and the passenger George Seamen, 38, were both taken by Airlift to University Hospital in San Antonio. Their plane was found at 8:30 am. Sunday in a pasture near a small airport south of Bulverde. Troopers from the Deportment of Public Safety, emergency medical service personnel and deputies from the Comal County Sheriffs Office responded to the scene. “It appears the pilot found a field to land the plane,” said Trooper Jim Shes. “It looked like a controlled landing. The weather might have had something to do with it. After the plane landed, the wheels collapsed and the occupants were 'banged up’ because of the impact .” The plane was a 1973 Piper fixed-wing aircraft. Officials said the la* transmission from the plane was recorded at 10:47 pm Saturday. Officials believe the plane was en route from Florida to San Antonio. Because of injuries, Parmenter and Seamen stayed in the plane all night. Shes said the crash probably was not heard because of the loud thunder and driving rain which accompanied the severe storms. Officials with the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause of the crash. Severe thunderstorms blew through town late Saturday night. The storm system followed thunderstorms that snuck New Braunfels Friday afternoon According to officials from the Texas Department of Transportation in New Braunfels, the only road closed because of high waters was Farm to Market Road 1863. Reports show several other areas in Guadalupe County and Seguin suffered from flash flooding. The following roads were dosed in Guadalupe County : FM 465 south of Marion at Santa Clara Creek, FM 2538 at the Cibolo Creek, FM 467, State Highway 123 south of Seguin at Cottonwood Creek and FM 1117 at the Guadalupe River. Hummelers to participate in 5K, 10K walk By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Visitors to HummelFest will have the chance this weekend to get a “do6e-up” look at historic downtown New Braunfels Members of Minch and Wandcrgruppe, the New Braunfels walking dub, will be leading a 5-to 10-ldlomcter walk through the historic and scenic areas of New Braunfels. “We will be leading the “Hummelers” on a tour of the historic part of New Braunfels, and if people want to continue we will lead them on a tour of the scenic part of New Braunfels” said Jack Nixon, president of Marach and Wander-grippe Marsch and Wandergruppe members to lead walk through downtown New Braunfels The 5-lrilometer walk will cover the downtown area and will include 37 local places of interest. Some of the landmarks included on the walk are the following: Langston House, Faust Hotel, Groots House, Walter Faust House, First Protestant Church, Hinmann House, Schmidt Building, Schmidt Hotel, Comal County Courthouse, Joseph Peters Home, Old City Hall Building, August Dietz Cottage, Naegelin’s Bakery, Stephen Klein House, Hoffman Store, Weber Dcustch Stott, Bevenroth House, Klappenbtch Building, C.J. Lode wig Building, Joseph Faust House and Central Fire Station. Other points of interest are John Faust House, Railroad Depot, First National Bank, Henne Hardware Store, Hohmann House, Eiband House, Joseph Klein House, Prince Sol ms Inn, Voight House, Somers Pfeuffer House, Lindhcimer Home, Scholl House, Eiband House, Keester House and Blumberg House. lf walkers want to continue, they can participate in the 10-kilometer walk which will cover areas of Lands Park. Nixon said Saturday's walk is not a sanctioned event, meaning Volksmarech participants will not receive credit for the walk. Two groups of walkers will be formed One group will walk at a fast pace, and one will walk at a slow pace. Twenty-six walkers have already agreed to participate in the walk. Others who are interested in participating can either sign up the day of the walk or call the Hummel Museum at 625-5636. Everyone is invited to participate in the walk. Cote is S2, and the proceeds will be donated to the Hummel Museum.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 or Metro 6 6-0846 ;