New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 139, No. 135
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Donna Bull
May 26, 1991
75 Cents Three sections, 48 Pages
Today and Memorial Day
Weekend, a forecast calls for highs
in the high 80s or low 90s, lows in
the mid-70s and less than a 20 per
cent chance of rain. For more
weather details, see
.. 6B, 10-16C
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Drew Sollberger and Vic-tie Hocker.
“Happy birthday” Monday to -ynn Pugh and Robert Camareno.
Belated best wishes to Sandra V. Rosales.
“Happy anniversary” today to Larry and Candy Yapaghia, James and Risa Culpepper, Don and Holley June Guenther, Joe Michael and Diana Espinoza, Bennie and Donna Mills and Pedro and Flora Gonzales.
Celebrating an anniversary Monday are Mary Jane and Howard Goldstucker.
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.Veterinarian to speak
Veterinarian Dr. Kent Fischer will be the featured speaker at the New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Oma’s Haus Restaurant. Dr. Fischer's topic will be on the dangers of Lime discase.Republicans meet
Assistant District Attorney Robert Fisher will be the guest speaker at the Republican Men’s Club of Comal County Tuesday. His topic will be ‘Taxpayers Should be Mad.” The meeting will be at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co-op at 7:30 p.m. All members and prospective members are welcome. For more information call 629-0388.Fire department barbecue
Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department is gearing up for its annual fund raising barbecue to be at Fire Station #1 in Canyon City, off of Farm to Market 306 with activities planned June 1-2. The 5-member country and western band. Original Sound, will perform Saturday, June I from 8 p.m. to midnight. On Sunday, June 2 the barbecue serving line will open at noon. Cost is $4.50 for adults and $3.50 for children.Ticket sales
Available through Monday at Canyon High School arc tickets to three upcoming events.
The CHS Senior Picnic, a fajita wagon at Rocking R River Rides in Gruene, will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are $2 for senior students and $4 for guests. Parents are encouraged lo bring lawn chairs.
Tickets for the Senior Breakfast, to be held at 8 a.m. Friday at Luby’s, are $2 for seniors and $3.75 for guests. For that night’s Project Graduation party, tickets are $2 for seniors and $5 for guests.Memorial Day
A Memorial Day program, set for 3:15 p.m. Monday on the Canyon Middle School football Held, is open to the public. Participating will be members of the student body and faculty. For more information, call Principal Rusty Brockman at 625-7355.Pool aerobics
Fitness Made Fun will conduct water aerobics al Landa Pool beginning June 3 ai 8 a.m. Also, low-impact and interval training classes will be taught at First Protestant Seele Parish House. For more information call Nadya at 625-9295 or Sue at 512/935-2843.Honored graduates
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Bulverde couple fosters love
By JAMIE LEE CAMPBELL Staff Wilier
BULVERDE — While the nation observes Foster Care Month in May, it is a yearround occurrence for Mabel and Bruce Brown.
Mabel Brown describes what it takes to be a foster parent as “love and affection. That’s the main dung. A lot of people say ‘how can you do that?’ but ... there are so many wonderful moments. My life has been so enriched."
Mabel and her husband Bruce have been foster parents for “about 15 months.”
Mabel Brown said, “You have to provide a normal environment for these kids and let them know you’re there for them.” She added a “a lot of these kids have been abused and lins might be the only normal home they’ve ever had."
Mabel and Bruce Brown now are caring for three foster children: an 18 month old girl, a 3-year x>ld boy and a IO-year old girl.
“What I want is for my child to be a success,” Mrs. Brown said. “I don't mean like a doctor or a lawyer or something. I try to teach
Bruce and Mabel Brown
diem a loc of things I try to give them some security."
The Browns both said the “idea” is lo let the children return to biological relatives if and when the tune comes. I fie decision is made by the court and the Department of Human Services.
“You do it out of love,” Mrs. Brown said. “It’s hard sometimes. You miss diem, but hopefully the children always remembers what they learned in foster care."
Mabel Brown described one instance that was particularly diffi
cult. “We helped unite a child with its grandmother." Brown said as a foster parent she had to “prepare the child for leaving."
“I said ‘I’m always here.’ Only when I closed that door did I break down.” She is still in contact with the child, she said, adding that the foster parent is not always allowed lo correspond with the child bin it does happen.
Bruce Brwon added. There’s a IO-week course you can take where they teach you about parenting. They even prepare you for when the child leaves someday." The course is free and there is no obligation to become a foster parent.
Mabel Brwon explained why she and her husband became foster parents. “You have to really love kids These children are the future. They’re attached to an ugly circle (of events that may included) chm mal acts, lf one of these kids can be loved, the circle is broken."
For more informauon about foster care contact Linda Fisher at the Department of Human Services. The number is 629-5033.
Fraser wins City Council seat
More than 800 voters go to polls
Despite holiday, emergencies ‘typical’
Tubers flow in for Memorial Day weekend
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
“Count the Tubers," indeed!
The good river flow combined with school being out in some areas and a slightly improved economic situation around the stale has brought a “glut of people” lo the area for water recreation, according to Sgt John McEachem, of the New Braunfels Police Department.
“I think we’ve got a harbinger of a record year,” McEachem said. “There’s a tremendous volume of people.”
McEachem, who heads up the annual summer park patrol, said it looks like there will be more usage of the city parks this year, bringing on more related problems.
But, so far nothing major, he said.
“We did have one injury that EMS had to pull out from the Comal below the tube chute, but nothing major,” he said.
'Hic flood of tourists should help the cash flow of the local economy, according to McEachem. “I don’t think you can get a hotel room in this town right now.”
By JAMIE LEE CAMPBELL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Emergency Communciations Club put in a “typical day’s work” Saturday.
Ernie Hassold, president of the organization, was referring to a series of lake accidents and a major car collision when he called the day “typical.”
“We’ve saved many a life, pulling people out of the water,” finding "people who got lost and doing CPR,” Hassold said. “It might be a little bit bad today because of the holiday.” Hassold paroled River Road above Canyon Lake Saturday assisting law enforcement agencies that work the area. The extra manpower Hassold and his group provided was needed during the busy start of the Memorial Day weekend.
Hassold had been on patrol 15 minutes when he was called to the area to administer first aid to an
18-year-old female from Porter, Texas. The young woman turned over in a inner tube she was riding and hit a rock. The woman’s knee was partially crushed on impact. She also had convulsions.
Hassold was assisted by Linda Hughes another member of the volunteer organization.
“Don’t worry everything will be fine, EMS is on the way," Hassold said as Hughes bandaged the woman’s leg.
Hassold and Hughes also contended with a young woman from Dallas who broke her ankle when she flipped over in a kayak.
Another volunteer, Lee Wameke,
was called to the scene when a man injured his chest flipping over in the water.
At thai point EMS armed and emergency club volunteers assisted in putting the victims in stretchers.
In the meantime a man suffered a heart attack as he rode the Heuco Springs rapids.
Hassold had “put in a days work” that “could have been worse” when a five car-collision occured on River Road at the entrance of Ponderosa River Rentals. Hassold assisted Emergency Medical Service personnel and the Comal County Sheriffs Office authorities by directing traffic. A motocyclist on the scene did not stop for the barricade. Hassold pulled the man over and told him to “wait until he could drive sensibly.”
Traffic was slowed to an standstill for more than an hour as emergency technicians worked to pry a man out of a small truck. The man who had been driving the track was injured when his vehicle was hit from behind by another car. His vehicle was then shoved into the back of another truck and a pileup ensued. Two other cars were also involved.
The passenger of the small truck
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Council may accept petition on extension of alcohol sales
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
New Braunfels City Council members will consider accepting a petition Tuesday regarding calling an election for die late hours sale of alcoholic beverages.
Barry Jaros/ewski presented a petition with more than 400 signatures last week to City Secretary Bonnie Sarkozi to call the election. Sarkozi will verify the signatures to ensure they are registered voters.
Jaros/ewski, owner of Barry’s Under Pass Saloon and spokesman for the New Braunfels Bar Owners Association, gathered the signatures lo force the City Council to call an election.
Sarkozi said he needed lo collect
aiound 300 valid signatures in order for die Council to call an election.
New Braunfels City Council on May 13 unanimously voted lo table action on an ordinance that would have called for an election Aug. IO, 1991, to allow bar owners to apply for permits to extend the sale of alcoholic beverages to 2 a an. Currendy bar owners slop die sale of alcohol at midnight every day and I a.m. on Sundays.
After the Council’s decision to table the action, Jaroszewski said he would collect a petition to call for the election.
The council meeting begins al 5:45 p.m. at die New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 S. Casted Ave.
Most offices closed Monday
All city of New Braunfels, Comal County and federal offices including the post office will be closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Banks and savings and loans also will be closed.
Schools, however, will be in session in both the New Braunfels hide
pendent School District and the Comal Independent School District. Many students will have final exams.
'Hie offices of the Herald Zeitung will also be closed for the day.
There will be regular garbage pickup on Monday in New Braunfels.
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
Retired Marine Paul Fraser Jr. edged past his opponent Saturday by more than 50 votes to win the New Braunfels City Council District 4 seat.
“I feel elated and at the same time I feel like I’m a little humbled by it all,” said Fraser, minutes after the results were revealed.
Unofficial vote counts show that Fraser received 427 votes while Fraser his opponent Susan Curtis, a school teacher at Comal Elementary School, received 373 votes. Fraser and Curtis were forced into the runoff after they ousted incumbent Eddie Temple during the May 4 election.
‘To have people turn out and really work hard like they have and have the voters turn out like they did is a real thrilling experience, particularly since this is my first cut at anything political,” Fraser said.
More registered voters living in District 4 voted in the runoff election than they did in the regular election earlier in the month. Total votes cast in the May 4 election were 704 and in Saturday’s election 801 persons voted, including absentee votes. (One vote was for neither candidate on the ballot).
“I certainly feel like this doesn’t give him a mandate," Curtis said about the 54-vote difference.
Erie Becker places his vote in the ballot box during the District 4 City Council runoff at Eagles Hall Saturday. (Photo by Erik Kartsson) bm Fraser, Pag# 2A