New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 5, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Cougars roll to big victory. Unicorns, Rangers fall. Sports coverage starts on Page
The Plaza Bandstand
Sports Day.............................6A, 7A
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Arthur Brinkkoeter Jr. (Monday), Susie Williams, Matt Walters (belated), Jordan Walters (belated), Lucille Milton, Deanna King, Brett Wright, Keri Hildebrand, Ashley Dement, Herbert Ormond (81 years, belated), Regy Ormond (14 years, belated), Jermie Sanchez.
Today at Wurstfest
12 Noon - 5:00 pm - Texas Polka-Dillos
11 30 am - 3:00 pm - The Seven Dutchmen
4:00 pm -10:30 pm - The Litt'l Fishermen
3:00 pm & 7 30 pm - Myron Floren
Das Grosse Zed (The Big Tent)
11 30 am Myron Florets Birthday Party & Accordion Choir 12:30 pm Blasmusik Texas 2:00 pm Ballet Folkloric© Infantil
3 OO pm The Teltschik Family Band
4 00 pm Strahl Accordion Ensemble
5:00 pm De Texas
5:30 pm Original-Kapelle
Heimatland (Band from Germany)
6:30 pm Happy Wanderers
7:30 pm Alpenfest
8 30 pm Die Rathkamp Deutsche
9:00 pm Original-Kapelle
Heimatland (Band from Germany)
10:00 pm Alpenfest
Das Klelne Zed (The Little Tent)
1130 am Tom Notchl
12:30 pm Die Mitternaechters
130 pm De Texas
2:00 pm Kerry Christensen
2:30 pm Die Mitternaechters
3 30 pm Oma & the Oompahs
4 30 pm Die Mitternaechters
5 30 pm Pflugerville Deutsche Volk bangers
6:00 pm Kerry Christensen
6 30 pm Die Rathkamp Deutsche Volkstanzgruppe
7:00 pm Feldenfest
8 00 pm Pretzel Benders
9 OO pm Feldenfest 10:00 pm Pretzel Benders
Join the Hispanic Organization for Public Education at a forum and bring your own parenting ideas to share Guest speaker Dr Richard Carter-Torres Workshop to be held Monday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Please note that the meeting place has been changed to Lone Star Cafeteria, 144, N. Hidalgo
Floron at museum
Myron Floren will be at the Hummel Museum Monday, Nov. 6 from 3 p m. to 5 p.m. He will play his accordion, and sign prints of “Let s Sing, a special work which will be on sale for $19.95
Chili and slaw
American Legion Post 35 will hold a chili and stew dinner and raffle Sunday, Nov.
12 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 4210 FM 482 in New Braunfels. The public is invited
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Ini9uez moke/ ii three in q row
San Antonio resident continues his mastery of the Wurst Five-Mile Run.
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Israeli Prime Minister Rabin assassinated
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, an Israeli war hero who became one of his country's foremost architects of peace, was shot and killed Saturday night as he left a pro-peace rally. A suspect, a right-wing Jewish law student, was in custody. /
Rabin, 73, was about to get into his car when the gunman fired three bullets from a close distance, hitting Rabin in the back and stomach. He was taken to Tel1 Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital, where he died about an hour later on the operating table.
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Rescue workers try to stabilize Eddie Moore after the accident on South Seguin Avenue Friday. A large piece of machinery struck the railroad overpass and fell from a trailer, landing on Moore s truck.
Man injured when slope mower knocked from trailer crushes truck
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Inches may have made the difference in causing a motor vehicle accident which led a New Braunfels man in serious condition.
Eddie L. Moore of Southstar L ane is in surgical intensive care at University Hospital in San Antonio.
Moore was driving toward town on S. Seguin Avenue at about 9 a.m. Friday at the railroad underpass near the post office w hen the cab and front end of his w hite Dodge truck were crushed by a huge piece of slope mowing equipment, said New Braunfels Police Corporal Martin Mayer.
Thomas George Maurice was driving the truck pulling the slope mower’s trailer away from town. As the trailer went under the train tracks, the slope mower hit the railroad trestle, tailing off of the trailer, witnesses said.
The mower bounced several times, digging holes in the street, before it landed on Moore’s truck.
New Braunfels EMS took Moore to an AirLife helicopter, which flew him to the hospital.
Mow’s son Mark. 33, was a passenger in the truck. He was treated for minor injuries. Maurice, visibly shaken, was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital, Mayer said.
New bank heading here next year
Seventh bank shows city’s economic vitality, officials say
By MELANIE GERIK
A new' bank will open in New Braunfels next year, the bank's directors announced Friday.
Central Texas Bank, formerly called Gonzales Bank, w ill open its second branch at S44 N. Loop 337, next to the Garden Park Condominiums.
“We want to bring hometown community banking to New Braunfels," said Alex Mclnnis, president and chief executive officer of the bank.
Mclnnis said he hopes to get plans to the city zoning committee by earl) December. The 2,000-square-foot colonial-style building should be completed by March or April 1996.
“We’re looking forward to coming here, and we think we can help New Braunfels grow,” said Erv an Zouzalik. vice chairman of the Central Texas Bank board.
Zouzalik. also president and chief executive officer of South Central Texas Bancshares. the bank's parent company, said in a prepared statement the new bank will create competition among the financial institutions.
“The pricing of deposits and loans will be significantly influenced by competition, and customers of all financial institutions will be provided additional options,” Zouzalik said.
Michael Meek, president of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, said the opening of the seventh bank in New Braunfels signals the strength of the city.
He added residents w ill have more banking options.
“It just increases financial serv ices available to the
citizens,” he said.
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Custody of boy charged in toddler’s death resolved
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Workers struggle to keep Moore alive before removing him from the truck. AirLife took him to University Hospital in San Antonio.
Wilkommen zuni Wurstfest
You’ve seen lots of ribbon cuttings, but at Wurstfest opening ceremonies they have a sausage biting. Pictured are: Wurstfest President Bob Smith, his wife Marianne Smith, and Opas Dennis Heitkamp and Joe Kuehler. Despite a cold front moving through the area, Wurstfest enjoyed its best weather for opening day in three years. The annual sausage festival continues through Nov. 12 at the Wurstfest Grounds in Lands Park. Admission is $6.
Voting is Tuesday for amendments
By DENISE DZIUK
Early voting on constitutional amendments ended Friday, and voter turnout w as low I low ever, the low turnout was not surprising. said Comal County Clerk Joy Streater.
Streater said, as of T hursday, only 697 people had voted about two percent of registered voters.
“We expected a low turnout People don’t usually get excited about constitutional amendment
elections,” she said.
Streater said she expects about a IO percent turnout on Nov. 7, which is election day.
“I hope I'm wrong I hope everyone comes out and votes and gets involved,” said Streater. “That's my goal, to increase the numbers that are coming out to vote.”
Streater said training on the new automatic tabulating machine has been going great, and will be complete in time for use on election day.
EMS worker Stacie Zercher tries to console Thomas Maurice, driver of the truck that was carrying the mower.
Seven NBPD units, two to three ambulances, one rescue unit, and one fire truck responded to the wreck, Mayer said. "Onlookers provided a wealth of support helping to move the mower and make room for the stretcher,” Mayer said. "People were willing to chip in and help.”
The company w hich ow ns the slope mower said the rig had driven under that trestle before with no mishap, Mayer said.
Some witnesses said a train was moving over
the trestle when the mower hit. which could have lowered the trestle just a few inches.
The mower’s truck was inspected Thursday, he said. lf the tires were inflated, the trailer’s height might have been raised about an inch. That tiny margin may have caused the accident, Mayer said.
The incident is still under investigation.
At press time, Moore was able to make some purposeful motions on his ow n. according to hospital officials.
A custody dispute that began in 1993 may be over for the 12-y ear-old Guadalupe County boy charged in the shooting death of Paul Alfred Dickens Jr.. his 14-month-old half-brother.
Greg E. Schnautz. the boy’s father, was awarded custody in a jury trial held this w eek in Comal County. Schnautz was also given custody of the boy’s older sister and younger brother.
The children were in their mother's custody when the death occurred.
“The good news is that we've got some closure.” said Charles A. Stephens ll. Schnautz's attorney .
Paul Alfred Dickens Jr. was found with severe chest wounds on July 13. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 12-year-old w as charged w ith manslaughter, or recklessly causing the death of an indiv idual. He has been detained in the Guadalupe County Juvenile Detention Center.
A hearing w ill be held Nov. 13 in Guadalupe County on the 12-year-old’s case
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