New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 7, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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12 pages in one section ■ Thursday, November 7,1996
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■ Home of DON and MARIE OFFERMAN
Vol 144, No 258
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MrtMay wishes from the HeraM-Zettung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Buster Bowers, Lillie Belle barwood, Bill McCormick, Wally Barron, Keith Koerlin, Kip Hall, Raul Robles, Raquel Berlanga (belated), Lee Wagner and Buddy Beck.
Anniversary wishes are extended to: Don and Marie Offerman (54 years) and Juanita and Horace Gross (54 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Mold —1,610 Cedar Elm —Trace Pigweed — Trace Ragweed —12
(Poler measured in parts per cubic meter of air. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel.)
Comal River —174 cubic feet per second, up 3 from Wednesday.
Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 622.97 feet above sea level, same as Wednesday.
Canyon Jam discharge — 102 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 252 cfs Canyon Lake level — 908.47 feet above sea level. (Below conservation pool.)
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NBU reports pumping 7 million gallons of surface water Wednesday, and .259 mgd of well water was used.
Symphony society to hold special mooting
A special meeting of the
Symphony Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Nonvest Bank in Seguin. The purpose of this special meeting is to consider a change in the bylaws to include a provision for endowments. Anyone who has contributed to the Mid-Texas Symphony for the current season is a member of the society and is encouraged to take part.
Fundraiser this weekend for Harris
A Battle of the Bands fundraiser, benefitting Bekah Harris, will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory, IH-35 North, Exit 185 (stay on access road — armory at top of hill).
Bekah is slated to undergo a double lung transplant in her fight with Cystic Fibrosis.
Band taking part include "Bremo,” "Country X f'ress," “Engrave" and "Alienation.” Cover charge is $5. The armory will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for a bake sale, for donations and to pick up support ribbons (no cover for afternoon events). For more information, call Kelley Foster at 490-6596
Canyon FFA Boosters hold show mooting
The Canyon FFA Booster Club will hold their most impor tant meeting of the year at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the CHS Com mons. Registration for all shows will take place.
Middle school book sal# continues today
Canyon Middle School's benefit book sale continues from 8 a.m. to 4 p m. today and Friday in the school library
The sale features books for all ages.
Family Outreach seminars continue
The Men's Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. today at the Comal County Agricultural Extension Service meeting room, 13? S.Water St. The program will be a special consultation on the care of Trees — Nut and Fruit.
By ABE LEW
A Department of Public Safety vehicle collided with a deer early Wednesday morning on FM 306 inside New Braunfels city limits, DPS officials said.
No injuries were reported to the driver, trooper Rocky Lopez, who was headed southbound on the highway when the deer darted toward the driver’s side of the vehicle at about I a.m., officials said.
The doe was killed on impact and caused an estimated $1,200 in damage to the front of the vehicle, officials said.
Lopez could not be reached for comment Wednesday, but DPS trooper Richard Alvarez said that deer could become a hazard for drivers this season.
Alvarez said when deer or other animals are sighted near or on a highway, drivers should remain on the road even if a collision is unavoidable. “If it comes down to striking a deer or a tree, take the deer,” Alvarez said. “Give yourself time and distance and expect the unexpected.”
Truck rollover cow minor injuries, scrambles eggs onto Hwy 46
The yokes of dozens of eggs streamed onto Texas Highway 46 after their fragile shells shattered from the impact of a trailer rollover early Wednesday morning.
The eggs never made it to their final destination — the shelves of a Kerrville Wal-Mart — after the driver of the trailer they were housed in. fell asleep at the wheel, drifted off the road and then overcorrected his vehicle Department of Public Safety officials said.
The maneuvering flipped the trailer onto its right side, causing minor injuries to 34-year-old Rafael Davila and sending the eggs to their premature end, officials said.
“The majority of the eggs were damaged,” said Richard Alvarez, the DPS trooper who oversaw the scene. "It was a big omelet out there. That yoke was just pouring out of that truck.”
The rollover occurred at about 6:35 a.m. on Highway 46 near the Comal and Kendall county line, officials said.
Davila was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio, where he was treated and released later in the morning, hospital officials said.
Officials said some diesel fuel spilled onto the road, which was cleaned up with gravel shortly after rollover.
Alvarez said the truck skidded more than UK) feet and was going about 50 mph before the rollover.
DPS officials reported that Davila had departed from Weimar about IO miles east of Schulenburg in central east Texas at about 2 a.m.
Traffic was stopped for about 30 to 40 minutes as two tractors pulled the trailer onto its tires.
How to handle deer crossings
■ remain calm and keep driving on the road
■ if a collision is unavoidable, stay on road
■ try to anticipate areas where deer normally gather, especially when rounding a curve or climbing a hill
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which was a sandwich and coffee shop and Indian relic museum built by Jack Gill in the late 1920s, a speakeasy and brewery, the bus station, Saltier School, a Girl Scout camp, die country club and golf course, the swim team, Mcndlovitz store, die Sophienburg Museum, the
Faust Library, Comal County 4-H, New Braunfels Smokehouse, a roadside park, an ice house, the Toledo Mudhens baseball team and the Planters and Brewers Mill A video highlighting the life of Prince Carl of Solms, Braunfels is played every 30 minutes.
Oventreet said the dedication of volunteers is the main reason the exhibit works so well.
‘The volunteers who put the exhibit together do an amazing job of creating authentic replicas, the way it was,” Oventreet said.
Rose Marie Zipp, who epitomizes
that kind of volunteerism, has ben giving her time to the Heritage Society for six yean now, Oventreet said.
Overstreet, who describes Zipp as a “behind-the-scenes kind of person,” has worked hard to make sure the exhibit tells what New Braunfels and its people were like more than 60 years ago.
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Preview Gala last week.
Zipp said she was very surprised she was honored. “I was speechless because I was shocked to be honored,” Zipp saki ,
“I figured other people had done more than I had...”
She said she likes helping with the exhibit because she gets to meet people.
An exhibit honoring Ben Kitling,
who died earlier this year, is in the lobby of the Civic Center.
Overstreet said Kiesling spent many boun with the Heritage Society painting exhibits.
“There are a bunch of paintings and backdrops of past exhibits he did and stuff he did on his own,” Overstreet said.
The first Ben Kiesling Award was given to Steven Barry and Ronnie Schmidt for giving their time and efforts to help build the exhibit The exhibit is open from IO a.m. to 5:30 pm. daily until Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults and 50 cents for children ages 6 to 12.
College Night a hit at Wurstfest
By ABE LEVY
Unofficially dubbed “college night,” Thursday at Wurstfest has traditionally attracted students from area universities who take an early break from academia to catch the evening’s high-energy entertainment.
Well-loved accordionist Myron Flores made the last of his performances during his annual appearance at Wurstfest on Wednesday night, opening the door for Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra and Brave Combo to kick in with more high-powered polka tunes.
"It’s really hard to say how it developed,” said Rusty Brandt, this year’s president of the Wurstfest Association and a member of the organization since 1984. “That just seemed to be a night that everyone would gather. I guess it’s close to the weekend. A lot of (the students) may not have Friday classes or have a short day.”
Sturr’s band, which has won seven Grammy awards, offers a more upbeat version of polka with 11 instruments, Wurstfest officials
See Wurstfest schedule, Page 2
Brave Combo, which has appeared at Wurstfest for at least four years, also appeals to a younger crowd with its rock Polka edge, officials said.
Brandt, 39, said he recalls enjoying Wurstfest during his days as a student at the University of Texas at Austin from 1976 to 1979.
“It was just a good get-together for all of us,” said Brandt, whose father, Clinton, was Wurstfest president iii 1987.
“We looked at it as a weekend. Hopefully, you didn’t have anything to study for (on Friday). (College night) is like a lot of nights, but you see a lot more activity. Still, everybody’s having a good time no matter the day.”
Election leaves GOP, Clinton stressing common ground
By ALAN FRAM
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unlike the pugnacious bickering that marked their first shotgun marriage, President Clinton and congressional Republicans say they may be able to make a divided government work better the second time around.
“What the American people want us to do now is roll up our sleeves, get together,” Clinton said Wednesday, a day after voters granted him a second term while retaining GOP majorities in the Mouse and Senate.
He said if the two sides can continue the cooperation they showed in the final w eeks of the 104th Congress just past, “We are going to have a great, great opportunity here ” Republicans said now that Clinton has adopted their agenda of balancing the budget and cutting taxes, there was potential for producing the progress that Americans are demanding
“Assuming that 1997 is a continuation of w hat he campaigned on this year, there s no reason that we can’t find common ground," House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Cia., told supporters in Smyrna, Cia. “We don’J have to live in a world of confrontation.”
And Senate Majority Leader I rent Lott, R-Mtss., said ii Clinton follows up on his talk of eschew ing big government, “We’re going to be able to do some good things for the American people.”
When Republicans captured congressional control iii
1994 for the first time in four decades, both sides' rhetoric was less accommodating.
In his first Washington address follow ing that vote, Gingrich served notice: “I am very prepared to cooperate with the Clinton administration I am not prepared to compromise.”
The president said then that he would reach out to the GOP but said he would not “compromise on my convictions.”
But after a stonily tirst lh months in which two partial federal shutdowns wounded the GGP in the public relations wars, Republicans decided to be less confrontational.
Republicans and the White House believe they benefited when they concluded the 1995-96 Congress with compromises on increasing the minimum wage, modest healthcare expansions and other bills Gingnch said GGP leaders would like to meet with Clinton next week to discuss the legislative agenda
That doesn’t mean there won’t be combat. Lott promised hearings on Democratic fund-raising from foreign sources that raised questions during the campaign’s final weeks, adding, “C ongress does have a responsibility to look into those matters.”
But some Republicans have little stomach to continue probing the Whitew ater series of allegations against the president and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton. That job should be left to special prosecutor Kenneth Starr, said Sen. Alfonse D’Amato, R-N Y., chairman of the Senate Banking C ommittee.
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Michael Waid entertained Wednesday on the plaza downtown for the Wurstfest Noon Tunes event.Pulling pornography off shelves smart in many ways. See Opinion, Page 4A.