New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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2627 E VanSTdpISHING
Vol. 139, No. 139
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Erna Elsworth
May 31, 1991 25 Cents
One section, 14 PagesStammtlsch ‘Fire destroys lake-area home
Best wishes %/
The New Braunfels flerald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Charlotte Hull, Connie Villarreal, Jessica Michaels, Paul Pennington, Jim Mozisek, Lilly Guerrero, Jonathan Flavin, Lily Guerrero, Emily Villarreal, Stephanie Kivlin, Doris A. Batey, Inez Villanueva, and Evelyn Ohlrich.
Those celebrating a birthday Saturday, Moses Soliz, Keith Hocgcnaucr, Alonzo Brock and Gloria R. Gomez.
Belated birthday wishes go out to Andrew Albert Dominguez, Javier Mcraz Jr., and Dr. Jack Bcrgfcld.
Celebrating an anniversary today, Frank and Linda Moreno and Keith and Ann Moore.
“Happy anniversary” Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Alves.
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.
A pot luck block party for residents living on Roosevelt and McKinley streets, Guenther Avenue and a portion of Santa Clara Avenue is scheduled for this Saturday from 5-8:30 p.m. to organize a Neighborhood Watch program. Residents should bring lawn chairs, meat to be barbecued, one side dish and drinks. City workers will block off the street to traffic during that time. A representative from the Safe City Commission will be on hand to advise the residents on how to get a Watch program started. For more information call Penelope Bigga-dikc at 625-1989 or Nita at 629-2338.
Old Timers Rodeo
Old Timers Rodeo is slated for this Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Comal County Sheriff’s Posse Arena, Interstate 35 South at Soltns Road exit. Admission lo the grounds is free and concessions will be open beginning at 8 a.rn with slack nip ing all day until performance time.
Calvary Baptist Academy has changed the location of graduation exercises to the Holiday Inn in New Braunfels. The exercises arc slated for 8 p.m. June 3.
Friends for Rivers will sponsor a concert at Gruene Hall tonight with Bill Oliver and Glen Waldeck performing. Oliver and Waldeck, of Austin, call themselves environmental Uoubadours.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter #163 invites members ;uul guest to a reception Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. to honor the 1991-92 officers, lire reception will be at the VFW #7110 Hall, 600 Peace Ave. Officers will be installed by Past Commander Wilbur H. Pie! following the reception.
Seguin Dance Studio will present a recital tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the Jackson Auditorium al Texas Lutheran College in Seguin. More tlian 90 students from McQueeney, Seguin and New Braunfels will be under the director Korn Sc heal Stevens, formerly of New Braun fels. The recital is free and open to the public.
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Gusty winds this weekend and only a slight chance for ram likely won’t keep highs out of the mid 90s or lows out of die iiud-70s, Thursday's high in New Braunfels was 92 and the overnight low was 75. For weather details, see Page 2.
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POLICE ROUNDUPLeads sought in Thursday robbery
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Wrltar
New Braunfels police are searching for leads today in the aggravated robbery of a convenience store clerk Thursday afternoon in Clear Springs.
Detective Basel Boatright said around 2:30 p.m. an Hispanic male entered the Sac-N-Pac Drive In Grocery, located in the 1400 block of Texas 46 in Clear Springs, and demanded money from the clerk.
The clerk told police the assailant appeared to have a gun under a cloth held in his hand, Boatright said. The male, with a rag wrapped around his head, fled the store with an undetermined amount of cash.
The suspect fled to a waiting car behind the store on Cloud Lane, he said, adding police are investigating whether there was another person in the vehicle, a maroon Trans-Am or Cantaro, Boatright said.
Boatright said he believes that the suspects may be from the New Braunfels or Seguin arca.
Persons with information about the crime should call Crime Stoppers at 620-TIPS or the New Braunfels Police Department at 625-7181.
Comal County Sheriffs Office authorities arc investigating the burglary of Canyon Middle School that occurred last weekend.
“They came in through the roof of the gym and got into some lockers with a bolt cutter,” said Chief Deputy Wayne Hohcrz.
Estimated damage to some offices is about $250, Hohcrz said, adding about $150 worth of miscellaneous items were taken.
Canyon Middle School is located in the 500 block of Freiheit Road in New Braunfels.
Injury to a child
A Grand Prairie man was arrested Sunday and charged with injury lo a child, according to Chief Deputy Wayne Hohcrz of the Comal County Sheriff s Office.
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A firefighter sprays water ort a burning home In the Canyon Hills Resort area Thursday The house arb a motorhome were destroyed (Photo by Robert Stewart)Motorhome explodes in fiery garage
By ROBERT STEWART
Fire destroyed a bouse ai 909 Highland in Canyon Hills Resort, near Canyon Like, around noon Thursday. After a sheriffs deputy arrived, there was an explosion in the garage area.
“I was up on the porch when apparently a butane tank and the gas tank of the motorhome blew.” said the deputy, who asked not to be identified. "There were only flames back by the garage area but the front door was hot and the windows were black.
The owners were not at borne when the fire started and there were no injuries. according to officials.
The home belonged to Russell and Ins Hoveison.
“It was burning when I came home from work at about a quarter till twelve. ’ Mrs. Hoveison said. “I was going to run rn and get the dogs but they (officers^ wouldn’t let me because of the explosion.”
Along with the house, a 33-foot motorhome. a motorcvcle and a nim-pickup truck burned.
“I came up that way and saw smoke coming up and said that's too close to my place, * Mr Hoveison said. ‘One bad thing is ail my business mcords were in there.” Hoveison owns Canyon Lake Pest Control. He said there were 65 gallons of gasoline in the motor home Seven fire Tucks were dispatched from Canyon Lake, according to Leslie Wyatt. Chief at the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Three ike micks from Suring Branch and a Butverde-Spnng Branch EMS Unit were sent as well.
This was our first structure fire in several months. ’ Wyatt said Sgi. Milton Wellman of the Comal County Sheriffs Department was there to investigate the fire The stucco wails really retain the heat.” Willmar said He said this probably allowed the fire to spread throughout the house.
Commissioners accept Trinity aquifer issue study
Comal County Commissioners Court recognized the Trinity Aquifer Underground Water Conservation advisory committee Thursday for completing a report on the feasibility of creating the district.
Cameron Wiley, chairman of the advisory committee, told commis
sioners during the regular meeting the creation of the district is critical.
“For reasons I won’t discuss here, I think it’s urgent, necessary and critical." Wiley said.
The Texas Water Commission has designated the northwestern portion of Comal County, where the Trinity
Aquifer is located, a critical water area
Comal County Extension Agent Joe Taylor, a member of the advisory committee, said if a district is formed a uu will have to be assessed to pay for that formation.
“If the State has to come in ... and
the tax doesn't pass, no grant money will he available ... and the state tax could range up to 50 cents.” he said “We should do it ourselves, our ax cap is 5 cents per HOO property valuation.”
Commissioners agreed the public must be informed on the steps leadingGood Day
1,500 witness emotional SV graduation
By ROBERTSTEWART Stall Wrltar
Smithson Valley High School conferred diplomas on some 160 graduating seniors last night at Ranger Stadium. About 1,500 people attended the ceremony.
Messages of hope for the future were delivered in farewell addresses by valedictorian John Marquis and salutalorian James Middleton.
“A lot of effort — most of it rn the last six weeks — went into these student’s graduation,” SVHS Principal Dr. Ron Hayworth joked Hayworth received enthusiastic applause from the students.
Senior Brieiia Cuiuiingham gave a brief history of the Class of ’91 from the death of classmates iii an auto accident to wiutessmg the
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Smithson Valley High School senior Ryan Lehmann raises his head aoove a sea of mortar boards as his class prepares for commencement exercises (Photo oy t- n ba*.
NBL! board begins its goal-setting process
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
As New Braunfels Utilities heads into the year 2000, the board of nu* tees will be looking at setting missions and goals dealing with the changing uines “It ii an ambitious program,” said board President B.C. Monihmweg The board of iou lees Thursday were presented with a draft of missions and goals it will later modify
NBU General Manager Bob Sohn said one of the maul objecuves the utility wains lo accomplish is to bruig the customer’s ideas, feelmgs and concents “uito what we do.’’
"We, many tunes, are perceived to be on the wiong side of the cusiom-ei’s utter est,” Sohn said. “We are perceived to be a bureauciacy down here that doesn’t care about the customer ” Some of the goals discussed Ihurs
• Perform ongoing review of dcpaiunemai suuciure and procedures to insure optimum performance and output. For example Consolidate or eliminate unnecessary job classdlcauons.
• Provide wourieous, professional customer service in ail aspects of NBU operations. For example. Developing a voluntary program of level-ized billing for customers who want a
“more predictable utility cost. ‘
• Develop and implement a public education program on the et feels of cleeuomagiKUC fields caused rom electric cun erns.
• Provide NBU employees with the best possible work enviroruneiu Tom the standpoint of saf ety,
• Meet quaiiciiy with vustomcrs in a public meeting to answer querulous
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up to die possible Tannin a1 in underground water district.
T think we ail egret: die univ wav s to educate he public. ‘ uud Countv Judge Carter Casteel.
”W«’U try to educate people at Lions clubs. K.warns and navbe some ochers.” Taylor raid.Franchises among Schertz council topics
By JAMIE LEE CAMPBELL Stall WHIM
Franchise practices and litigation were among the subjects discussed ai Wednesday s workshop session of the Schertz City Council
“Southwestern Beil and the Texas Municipal league are conducting a study we’re involved in regarding franchise practices. “ said City Maria get Kerry Sweau.
Swean said the council also dis cussed city htigauon mailers “We talked about personnel litigation involving discharged employees because of a recent incident we were involved in,” Sweau said
“We talked about park use fees too.” Sweau said
He said the workshops are designed to keep City Council informed about city issues before council meetings are held S wean also noted the council ut gearing up for a series of celebre uons and activities that will be held in July.
He also said the Schertz Economic Task Force will tour the city again sour*.
In other city business, the Schertz Business Club met on Tuesday id discuss economic issues.
City Council workshops sos held the second and fourth Wwhi—days of each mouth and the Schertz Business Club meets the fourth Tuesday
For more infonneuoa on city gov eminent, ceil tile Schenz Municipal Offices M 631.7477