New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 25, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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r 25,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years I Home of UNDA CASTILLEJA
I Vol. 142, No. 139
Arts & Entertainment...................6,7
Sports Day ......................8
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following )irthday wishes to; Doris McManus, Jack Buske, Lurline Campbell, Betty Ellis, Harry irben, Orville Feder, Bob (Stolen, Lowell Hammon, Kathryn Meeks, Walton F. Hoffmann, Melinda Frost, Jesus Gonzales.
NB Art League plane big sale June 17,18
The New Braunfels Art League is organizing its Trash and Treasure Sale.
Scheduled for June 17 and 18 at 239 W. San Antonio (downtown), proceeds will go toward helping renovate the building.
To find out more about vendor spaces or to donate items for the sale, call Sharon Neuhaus at 625-6570 or Dottie Bagley at 625-5736.
Friends for Rivers to meet Thursday
The next meeting of Friends for Rivers will be this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Herb Schneider room of Victoria Bank & Trust.
Guest speaker will be State Representative Edmund Kuemple, who will discuss current and future legislation of river issues, as well as answer questions abou the possibility of a container deposit law. The public is invited to attend.
SSO cfs planned for holiday weekend
Flood waters released from Canyon Dam will be reduced to approximately 550 cubic feel of water per second beginning tomorrow evening, May 26, and remain at that level until Monday evening, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth.
The decision to go to a weekday-weekend flood release schedule considered the safety of several thousand recreaiionisis who use the river below Canyon Dam this time of year.
The release rate of 1,00 cfs on the weekdays and 550 cfs on the weekends (with the exception of the long Memorial Day holiday weekend) will continue until the lake is back to its normal pool elevation which is expected to take until mid-June. Additional rainfall may impact the schedule.
For the lates river recreation conditions, check with the local professional outfitters.
Couneil/Safs City workshop pinned
A workshop for members of the Safe City Commission, members of the city council, and residents of district I will meet to discuss neighborhood watch programs and improvements to Eikel Field Park.
The meeting is set for Eikel Field, W. San Antonio St. at Grape Avenue, today at 7 pm.
Horald-Zoftung to olooo tor Memorial Day
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung office will be closed on Mon-lay, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday Business noun will resume on Tuesday.
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DWI issued after close call
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Ntw Braunfels Emergency Medical Technician Dennis Williams works to keep Richard Eacabedo of San Antonio breathing after hit 1906 Nissan Sentra rolled several times after hitting the greasy median of I-35. Eacabedo was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital and wet charged with Driving While Intoxicated by New Braunfels Police. Eecabedo was traveling north on 1-35 In the Inside lane when the accident took place.
Project Graduation set for seniors
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Project Graduation, a nationwide program designed to help graduating high school seniors celebrate graduation night in a drug-free environment, will include all three area high schools this year.
Canyon High will kick things off Thursday night May 26 from midnight until 7 a.m. at the Forest Waters Club in Garden Ridge Seniors and their guests will be able to enter but are not allowed return after leaving Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided, including a karaoke machine. A pool tournament and blackjack tables are also included in the festivities. Seniors may earn “Cougar Bucks" which they can redeem for prizes. A swimming pool and raquetball are also available.
Partial funding for the event comes from state highway department grants and several local businesses that have supported the event
The following night. May 27, New Braunfels seniors will meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall all night until breakfast the next morning.
As in all Project Graduation parties, students may not return once they have left the party. Games including volleyball will take place and a DJ will provide music.
Casinos will set up students who wish to win prizes such as TVs, small refrigerators, phones, or things they can use at college A dunking booth and sledge hammer machine will also be on hand
The theme of the party is from the movie, "Grease” and plays on the carnival theme from the movie.
That same night, Smithson Valley seniors and their dates will gather at the University Bowl off 1-10 near UTS A.
Ice-skating, bowling and music from a DJ are just some of the events slated for the all-night affair, which runs from midnight to 6 a rn.
Door prizes will be given away to all the seniors. Bingo and bunco are just some of the games featured.
on the decline, stats indicate
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Crime statistics released by the New Braunfels Police Department show a decrease in the number of major crimes when comparing April 1993 to April 1994.
In April 1994 statistics show 202 major crimes were reported compared to 232 in April 1993.
Despite the decrease over last year, major crimes increased from March 1994 to April 1994. In March 171 major crimes were reported.
The number of burglaries showed a strong decrease comparing April 1993 to April 1994. Burglaries decreased from 55 to 35. Burglaries of a habitation stayed the same at 12, burglaries of a non-habitation decreased from nine to eight, burglaries of a motor vehicle decreased from 31 to 17 and all other burglaries (coin-operated machines, etc.) decreased from three to two.
New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Hearten said burglaries of motor vehicles usually increase during this time of year because of the increased activity in town.
"It is largely dependent on the number of activities going on in town," he said. "They (burglaries of motor vehicles) normally do increase this time of year. If there arc more cars there will be more burglaries."
Headen said officers will be
patrolling tourist areas in town in order to prevent burglaries of motor vehicles. He also said the department is ready for the Memorial Day weekend.
"We are as ready as we can be. The department has done this for years and officers take it in stride,” said Headen. "They automatically adjust to it"
The following statistics compare April 1994 to April 1993.
■ Total calls for services arc up from 2,935 to 3,089.
■ Total 911 calls arc down from 1,155 to 1,086.
■ Total criminal offenses arc down from 529 to 485.
■ Total arrests arc down from 198 to 172. Arrests of juveniles are down from 38 to 31.
■ Arrests for driving while intoxicated arc up from 12 to 15.
■ Murders arc down from one to zero.
■ Sexual assaults arc the same at two.
■ Robberies arc the same at two.
■ Assaults are down from 51 to 47.
■ Incidents of theft or shoplifting are up from 102 to 106.
■ Auto thefts are down from 19 to 12.
■ Arsons arc up from zero to one.
Crime statistics for the city arc compiled each month by the New Braunfels Police Department
Water/sewer rate adjustments to be discussed by NBU
From staff reports
The New Braunfels Unities Board of Trustees will meet at 4:30 p m. Thursday in the board meeting room at the NBU building.
The top item of discussion will be an approval of a resolution to the city council for adjustments to rates for the water and sewer systems. Any rate changes must be approved by the New Braunfels city council.
Newly-elected Mayor Paul Fraser will take his seat as the city’s representative on the city council. The mayor of New Braunfels automatically earns a seat on the NBU board Fraser was elected mayor by the city council on Monday.
Other items of business will include a report from the impact fee committee recommendations to city council and a report from the Water 2000 committee
The board will also consider approving a construction contract for work for the laboratory expansion and approval of a resolution authorizing the execution of a quitclaim deed
Other items of business include the following:
■ consider approval for the NBU to establish treasury direct safekeeping account at the federal reserve,
■ consider approval to make the NBU health plan available to certain eligible retirees
■ consider approval for employees to participate in an IRS section 457 investment plan
■ consider approval of various adjustments to computer system equipment and contracts
■ consider approval of a letter of inent for utility fund transfer to the city.
Leadership class holds graduation ceremonies
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Judy Waring (right) accepts bar plaque from Hobart Oft.
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Graduates of the Leadership New Braunfels Class of 1994 received three special gifts last night during their commencement ceremony - life, love and laughter.
Those gifts were given to them by Dr. Jim Kern, a motivational speaker who addressed the 20-member class Kern shared with the group his principles of life.
"People are more important than things.. You have the opportunity to demonstrate to people that they are more important than anything you do . .Once we recognize people arc the most important thing miracles will happen in our lives,” he said.
Kern asked the group to remember
that differences are okay and that change is needed.
"Often we look at someone and bring our values out. Inside every person in this community is a gift waiting to get out," he said.
"Change sometimes happens accidentally but most of the time it takes a lot of work "
Kern also explained that people’s feeling are important and that it is important to remember that even though a person may not have "gone to a university or have the best job" he or she is still important "It is important that a leader recognize that the least of these may have the most important job," he said Chamber of Commerce President Bill Morton also addressed the gradu
ates and the audience "It’s been a long year and I know the graduates have excelled at what they have done . The Leadership program is probably one of the most productive things the chamber has undertaken in the past two years," said Morton
leadership New Braunfels Committee Chairman Robert Orc echoed the thoughts of Morton and explained the background of the program "The program was organized to bring together men and women who seek the opportunity and a calling to assume leadership responsibilities . .Many in the class of 1994 have already stepped exit into new areas," Ie said
"New Braunfels needs leaders today like it has never needed them before ”
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