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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Cougarettes beat Flour Bluff to advance - Page BA COUNTDOWN. . 403 P PW New Braunfels [ iii) »•>*- Kl lr CH r *• • * * AU / yr Hr 50 CENTS DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21. 1845 March 21,1995 Jj Urb) JPraunWf, 18 Pages in two sections ■ Nov. 10 Herald -Zeitune 1993    Serving    Comal    County ■ Home of MATT SCHEEL Vol. 141, No. 253 INSIDE Obituaries....... ..... 2A Opinion........ . . . 4A Letters......... ......5A Sports Day...... . ..8,-10A Cuisine......... .....1B STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Juanita Rosas (25th!), Matt Scheel, Bandi Decker, Valori Martinez, Twyla Schroeder (belated), Cj Offerman (belated). , O' Herald-Zeitung begins 12th CHEER campaign project The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung has kicked off it's 12th annual CHEER Fund Sunday, Nov. 7. Each day donor names will be listed in the paper. The drive is geared to provide donations to feed needy families in the New Braunfels/Comal County area. The Herald-Zeitung's goal this year is to feed 200 families. Last year, the Herald-Zeitung was able to raise enough money to supply 225 baskets and had $2,000 in surplus which has been accumulating interest in a savings account To donate to the CHEER Fund, call 625-9144 and ask for Carol Ann Avery. Today's donations include: ■ George A Madeline McCol lough - $100 ■ David & Connie Sullens - $100 ■ Carol Ann Avery - $50 ■ Charles & Mary White - $25 ■ Mike Meeds - $5 I Frank Raison - $5 ■ LaFord Mills - $10 ■ Douglas Brandt -$20Blarny Jones - $10B Miguel Gonzales - $10 B Jimmy Suarez - $10 ■ N. Wagner - $5 B Tammy Knodel - $10 B Brett & Renne Murphy - $20 B Troy Jones - $20 ■ Tammy Hand - (I bag of can goods) $20 B Susan Nicholson - $20 ■ Karen Reininger - $20 ■ Paul Davis -$20 B Dave & Cheryl Duvall -$25 B Jerry Sims - $20 B Jennifer Rompel - $20 B Richard Tijerina - $15 ■ Roger Croteau • $10 B Beckie Easley • $10 B Maggie Loriaux - $10 B Mark St Tabitha Lyon - $25. TOTAL - $2,779.32 Bassoonist Is Mid-Toxss Symphony's guest artist Austin native Craig T. Engle-man, a bassoonist will be the guest artist when the Mid-Texas Symphony presents a concert on Sunday, Nov. 14 al 4 p.m. in the New Braunfels Civic Center. Tickets for the concert are $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and college students, and $3 for students through high school age. Tickets are available at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and First Choice and will be available at the door the day of the concert. For more information, call 629-0336. Stammtlsch (The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites Its readers to submit Items to Stammtlsch. According to the Sophlenburg Archives and members of the German community, "Stammtlsch" represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We Invite you to share with us.) By JENNIFER ROMPEL . I Stott Witter Two-car wreck Tuesday Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH A 72-year-old woman was taken to the hospital Tuesday after a two-car wreck on Hueco Springs Loop and Loop 337. Injured In the accident was Seguin resident Melba Grimm, a passenger In the vehicle. She was transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital and was treated and released. Reports show the accident occurred at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday. The accident Involved a 1984 Bronze Toyota Camry driven by Joshua Wilson Holden, 16, of New Braunfels and a 1973 light Green Ford Custom pickup, driven by Monroe Grimm, 75, of Seguin. According to reports, Holden’s car was heading south on Hueco Springs Loop when he lost control of the vehicle and went left of the center lane. Reports show Holden’s car struck Grimm’s pickup, which was heads north on Hueco Springs Loop. EUWD’s water quality program to continue By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the Edwards Underground Water District approved several items Tuesday allowing the district to entering into contracts to continue the group’s water quality program. Board members approved a contracts for a water quality sample collection program and for analytical laboratory services for water quality samples. Total cost of these contracts is $40,627. The board also approved entering into a contract for two studies, one for an Edward’s Aquifer groundwater divides assessment study and one for Edwards/Glen Rose Aquifer hydrologic communication study. Total cost of these two studies is $150,000. Comal County Representative Kenneth Heels said there has always been talk concerning the groundwater survey but nothing has been published or done scientifically. The board also approved a joint funding agreement with the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey concerning basic data collection. The cost of this agreement is $105,510. Ikels said this same program cost $254,000 last year. “We have been cutting it down in order to save more,” he said “We have reduced the scope of the work.” According to Ikels, some of the subjects covered in this study are now covered in other contracts approved by the board. He said total savings is $40,000. The board also received a briefing on the results of the aquifer storage assessment study. Ikels said this is the study that refers to 215 million acre feet of water in the Edwards Aquifer. However, he said nobody knows how much of this water is available or can be pumped. Board members requested a public hearing be held in Austin concerning a request by the Bexar-Medina-Atas-cosa Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. I to change the point of diversion and to use water from Medina Lake. Ikels said the public hearing is being held because some board members are concerned about the recharge to the Edward’s Aquifer that Lake Medina offers.    I* Vigil raises domestic violence awareness More than 30 citizens helped in the fight against domestic violence Tuesday night by attending the Comal County Women’s Shelter Second Annual Candlelight Vigil. Local elected officials, members of the shelter’s board of directors, shelter staff members and area residents attended the event to raise awareness about domestic violence in Comal County. “We are trying to raise community awareness that there is a problem with domestic violence,” said Cindy Stauffer, director of the shelter. “The biggest thing for women to know is that the community cares about what happens to them. It makes it easier to start dealing with the problem,” she said. “For a number of years, domestic violence was kept in the closet. It has now become a topic of discussion.” Ofelia Espino/a, a survivor of domestic violence, spoke to the group about how the women’s center helped her. “Very recently, this June, I left my bettered environment.. .If wasn't for women's shelter I don't know what I would have done. I have absolutely no ftunily here in town... I'm a survivor and I’m very happy now.” In an interview after the vigil, Espinoza said she believes a lot of women in this ires do not know what is available to them concerning domestic violence. "I consider myself to be educated and I didn't realize it," she said. “It's a scary situation but there is help. “ “Victims feel they have to be co-dependent. They are really stronger than they realize. The abuser makes them feel like they are weak,” she said. Espinoza, a resident of New Braunfels, was in an abusive home for 11 years. She has two children a four-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter. “I can tell a difference in them (her children). They are so much more at peace,” she said. She said she is now giving volunteer time to the center and is living on her own. Ellen Fisher, Texas Council of Family Violence, spoke to the group on the need for more women’s shelters in    Texas. “The surgeon general of the United States says that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 to 44," said Fisher. “Some research says that one out of three women will be abused during her lifetime, some statistics say it's one out of two. Some statistics say it’s one out of four. It deotn't matter, we know that the problem ii real and if there it one woman and her children who need help then we have a responsibility to respond. "We also have a responsibility to change the societal attitude that permits abusive women and children. That doesn't comdcmn it, that condones it, that portrays women in the media as victims and ai passive women, and a society where violence ii the norm. "We need to look at home Ana. lf we can solve our problems in the home we nwrmnr-tmnjrty From loft, Kriatln Seibert, Cindy Stauffer, Robert Konkel paaatrit flame to each other at Tuesday night's Candlelight Vigil held at the Plaza. can solve our problems in the street and we can solve our problems within in a whole variety of social diseases that really begin with a lack of respect for women and children in our home." The invocation was given by Mon-sigcur Eugene O'Callahan of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The master of ceremonies was Comal County Commissioner Cristina Zamora. Stauffer said the event will be held again next year and she hopes to see an increase in numbers. “There will probably be more when we get our building built in the spring time," she said. "We will then become a more visible entity." Records show the Women's Center sheltered 18 women and 135 children in 1992, up from 61 women and IOO children in 1991. Officials expect a 40 percent increase in the number of people sheltered this year. The shelter received its charter in 1986 and started its hotline in 1987. The emergency shelter was started in the Spring of 1988. Cougarettes advance to naxt round of playoffs Courtnty Biffin, a junior out-lido hlttir for th# Canyon Cougarattaa, blatta a ariot ovar trio nit during lait nlgrit’a win ovar Flour Bluff. Trio acora wit 15-10,16-14 and linda tnt Cougarattaa Into trio raglonal final! agalnat Austin Waatlaka Friday for a barth In tnt atata tournay In Auatln. Comal County Sheriffs Department to take part in statewide HEAT auto theft program From staff reports Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer announced today that his department will be participating in the statewide auto theft prevention program known aa H E.AT. (Help End Auto Theft). While this program has been popular on the local level for several years, citizens may now register a vehicle for statewide identification. The basic point of the program is to identify a time of day when most automobiles are not used. This time period has been determined by the Department of Public Safety as I a m, to 5 a.m. Registered vehicle displaying the H.E.A.T. sticker may be stopped by a peace officer at any time during this period to dctetminc whether the automobile ii being premed bv the owner or with the owner's permission. There ii also a specific decal that will not allow a vehicle to cross the bor der. Once registered with the statewide system, a vehicle may be checked out anywhere in the state. This will give pean officers a good identification method to detect stolen vehicles. “Now that this program ii being organized on a statewide basis, we will be glad to help our citizens register their vehicle!. It is an excellent tool for our officers to use and will greatly benefit those who participate,” said Sheriff Jack Bremer. Registration is $2 and will begin Nov. 22 at the Comal County Sheriffs Office. For more information, call 620-3400 or 885-4883._Buy it! Sell it! Trade it! Herald-Zeitung classifieds get results! 625-9144 ;