New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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12 Pages in one section ■ May 20,1993
>93 Serving Comal County • Home of Helgard Suhr
■ Vol. 141, No. 129
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, “Stammtisch" represents a sitting place reserved for a group of special people — or a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.
The New Braunfels Her-ald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Joan Hehnke, Matthew Ryan Henessey. Happy Anniversary to Eery and Kathy Noble. Happy Belated Anniversary to Guadalupe and Isabel Gonzales.
The NBHS Class of 1964 will hold a planning meeting for its 30th reunion at 5:30 p.m. today, at the Beltane Office at 389 S. Seguin Street across from the Civic Center.
Call Marilyn Treber at 629-2811 or Jean Wilson at 620-1114 or 625-7922.
The New Braunfels ISD Community Education Program will offer a defensive driving course on Saturday^ May 22, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Education Center.
Call the Education Center at 620-6200 or Mr. Hightower at 625-8110.
The New Braunfels Park Ranger will discuss the historic influence on the Comal Springs area at this month's “Nature’s Way: The Native and European Immigrants.” Discussion will center on the immigration of the native American tribes and German immigrants, and their effect on the Comal Springs and New Braunfels area.
The program is 10-11:30 a.m. on May 22 in Landa Park. Fee is $2. Pre-registration is required and will be taken through May 21 at the parks office.
For information, call 608-2160.
Humm«l rn ••ting
The first annual business meeting of The Hummel Museum will be held at Seale Parish House, First Protestant Church, 172 W. Coll Street on Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. Museum members are encouraged to attend. Call 625-5636. Hummel birthday
An old-fashioned birthday party will be held on Friday, May 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Hummel Museum. Complete with birthday cake, German entertainment, and the winners of the Hummel LookAlike contest, the party will celebrate what would have been Sister Hummel’s 84th birthday.
Goodbread case to go to trial, judge says
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeitung
District Judge B.B. Schraub released a letter Wednesday stating an injunction barring New Braunfels City Councilman James Goodbread from taking office for his fourth term.
The action comes on the heels of a May I approval of a term limitation amendment to the city charter, would be forthcoming, but the terms of that order were not final.
John Chunn and assistant Troy Burch Jr, were appointed council for the state in the hearing, the basis of which was brought to their attention by New Braunfels resident Peter Lingamfelter.
Burch said that he and Chunn were happy with Schraub’s decision and that it was no surprise to them. Burch said also the ruling was a victory for everyone who vot-
Temporary injunction prevents councilman from taking office for fourth consecutive term
ed for the amendment.
“We were not surprised at the ruling at all,” Burch said. "It’s the law.”
In his letter to Chunn and Burch, City Attorney Barry Moore, and Goodbread’s attorney Atanacio Campos, Schraub stated that the order submitted by Chunn was appropriate but contained unacceptable wording that needed clarification before an injunction could be issued.
“I wish the order to make clear the injunction deals solely and only with the matter of Mr. Goodbread taking office to begin a new term, and does not enjoin any action by him as a holdover council member,” Schraub’s letter stated.
Moore said the wording of the injunc
tion will be the key issue.
"There will be an function issued, but the extent of the wording remains to be seen,” Moore said. There’s probably going to be some discussion between the attorneys as to exactly how the order will read."
Chunn argued that Goodbread should be prohibited from serving on the council in the future in any capacity — even during the process to replace him.
However, Schraub stated in his letter that since Chunn did not adequately address the issue of Goodbread serving on council as a holdover, that particular issue will not be ruled on. Therefore, the possibility still exists, according to Schraub’s letter, that Goodbread would be allowed to
remain until his replacement is elected once the issue is properly reviewed.
Lingamfelter said that he was very pleased that the intent of the council did not supercede the rights of the voters to vote on a clear and unambiguous ballot item and felt confident that any future hearings would yield the same results.
“We’re in the right,” Lingamfelter said. "And I think the courts will s<*e it the same way."
Goodbread, meanwhile, said he would have liked to say that he was glad the whole situation was over, but now all he plans to do is wait for the final wording of the injunction before pursuing further legal action.
“I want to see the exact wording that is approved by the judge,” Goodbread said “But we will continue to fight tins thing. It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings."
Weekend of activities highlight Hummelfest birthday celebration
Law enforcement agencies gear for summer season
By ROSE MARIE EASH Horald-ZaHung
There will be an increase in the number of law enforcement officers available to keep the peace on the Guadalupe River this year, according to local law enforcement agencies who will once again tty to prevent catastrophes from occuring in the county’s water recreation areas.
The Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake areas will soon be overwhelmed with vacationers seeking to enjoy popular water sports.
However, as many past cases have proven in the past, fun often leads to trouble for many thrillseekers.
To provide more safety and assistance to the thousands that will come to the area for their vacations, area law enforcement agencies have coordinated their efforts to become more visible this year, hoping their presence will deter or slow down potential problem situations, Comal County law enforcement officials say.
Two Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens have moved into the county to provide additional manpower on the river.
The Comal County Sheriffs Deputies and Reserves, Department of Public Safety, county constables, New Braunfels Police Department and the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force will be
working together to make sure everyone enjoys the season and trouble is kept to a minimum.
"Weekend before last they arrested about 15 and nine this last weekend,” said Ed Whitson, deputy sheriff. They’ll be out there looking for styrofoam, glass containers, intoxicated drivers, public intoxication, and people parked in the wrong places.
The traffic problem is a major deal because with the amount of people drinking we also have the accidents,” Whitson said. “Our main job is to protect the citizens whether they’re local or fun seekers."
According to Whitson, there will be some undercover narcotics forces ii ................
‘The traffic problem is a major deal because with the amount of people drinking we also have the accidents.'
- Ed Whitson Deputy Sheriff Comal County
on the river this year and there have been increases in the
sheriffs reserve units.
Additional training including AirLife rescue procedures have been undertaken by officers this year, Whitson said.
To enjoy the summer, law enforcement officers advises vacationers to observe the law and exercise moderation in everything
Staff photo by Karla Wenzel
(Top photo) Water sport enthusiasts will see more law enforcement officials In and around Canyon Lake and Guadalupe River areas this year. (Bottom photo) Comal County Sheriffs Department deputies look on while thrillseekers challenge the river.
they do. According to Whitson there are usually four or five drownings each year and multiple broken bones and other serious injuries from accidents in the ■ ■ water
recre-a t i o n areas.
Citizens are encouraged to I e t peace officers
know when they notice trouble brewing so that it can be handled before a tragedy occurs. Whitson also cautioned visitors to be aware of possible theft and river “pirates" who come into the area looking for an opportunity to take advantage of crowds and carelessness.
The New Braunfels Hummel M useum’s Hummelfest gets under way Friday with a weekend full of activities for everyone, according to museum executive director Cathy Crist Talcott.
Friday from IO a m. to 6 p.m. the public is invited to browse through the Hummelmarkt This is the first year for this particular event at which various collectors will have booths set up at the Wursthalle at Landa Park. During the Hummelmarkt, there will be a raffle for a Hummel figurine.
Later Friday afternoon, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to a birthday party at the museum to celebrate what would have been Sister Hummel’s 84th birthday.
The sounds of German music will fill the air, Hummel lookalikes will be present and another Hummel figurine, as well as other Hummel items, will be raffled off. Tickets are $5 per person and reservations can be made by calling 625-5636.
Saturday, the Hummel Museum welcomes Beth Baer, marketing director for the M.I. Hummel Club in Pennington, New Jersey, who will host a seminar and slide show entitled “M.I. Hummel: From Rare to Wonderful.” The seminar is designed to teach the public about the Hummel figurines and the role the M.I. Hummel Club plays. The price of the seminars is the regular museum admission price, and they begin Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The events continue on Saturday on the banks of the Comal River on the Wurstfest Grounds in landa Park with a barbecue complete with authentic Texas German barbecue and German music. Ticket are $15 each and
Wasserfest celebration on tap June 4
The sixth annual Wasserfest gcl» kicked uff Friday June 4 with a free outdoor concert in luanda Park by New Braunfels’ own Mogan David and the Grajjes of Wrath from 8 p.m. to ll p.m.
Wasserfest is a two-day celebration of local water oriented activities and includes a barbecue cook-off, various water activities, and live entertainment throughout the days and into the evenings of June 4 and 5 on the banks of the Comal River in the Wursthalle grounds.
Performing Saturday night in the Wursthalle will be Ro-Tel and the Hot Tomatoes.
Members of Ro-Tel have opened for acts such as Roy Orbison, The Temptations, Chuck Berry and The Drifters.
For more information call 625-9167, or 1-800-221-4369.
reserv ations are required Another special Hummelfest event will feature Lottie Smith, the sole distributor of the M I. Hummel figurines who will have figurines on hand that will be for sale. Also, Sieghnde Smith, the Hummel figurine child model will be on hand to sign her lithographs Hummel figurines will be raffled off at each event and reservations to the events can be made and additional information can be obtained by calling 625-5636.
House expected to vote on school finance bill today
By ROSE MARIE EASH Horald-Zattung
Local expectations are that the House version of Senate Bill 7 will be voted on today but will go back into committee.
“Itll be voted on Thursday and move to a joint committee," said Lonnie Curtis, New Braunfels Independent School District assistant superintendent of finance. “There’s too much difference between them. You’ll come out
with a hybrid of both."
The House version offers options to achieve equalized wealth levels while the Senate bill detaches commercial property from wealthy districts for poorer ones.
In the House version districts could also elect tax base console elation, purchase attendance creel its, contract to educate students in other districts, or voluntarily consolidate with other districts.For advertising, subscription or news information, call 625-9144