New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Ztitung extends'the following birthday wishes to; Samantha Moore, Amy Stauffer (15 years!), Janie Barbola, Gwen Mills, Wally Thames, Foster L. Marlow, Kathry Odell.
Happy Anniversary Buster & Connie Brumfield (IO years!).
Ducks Unlimited tickets still available
Tickets are still available for the New Braunfels Chapter of Ducks Unlimited's annual fund-raiser banquet, set for Nov. 15 at the Knights of Columbus hall.
During the banquet will be an live and silent auction, a raffle and door prizes will be given away. Also, a full-course steak dinner will be served with refreshments. According to chapter president Jim Cook, "something very special" is also set to take place.
To obtain tickets, call Mark H. Brown at 620-4668.
Canyon council hosts Veterans’ Day event
United States Veterans will be honored by the Canyon High School Student Council in a special Veterans' Day program to be held Friday, Nov; 11, beginning 9:30 a m. in the Cougar Den.
"We are extending personal invitations to each local veteran to attend the program being presented in honor of the men and women who proudly served our country," said Lily Barucky, cosponsor of the Student Council. Veterans are asked to be at the high school gym by 9:15 a m. to meet with the student council members.
For further information, call Mrs. Barucky or Betty Kyle at Canyon High School at 625-6251
Deer hunter’s photos
The Herlad-Zeitung will be tak ing photos of deer hunters and their prizes Saturday morning, beginning at 8 a.m. Photos can also be made through the week. For more information, call Michael Damall at 625-9144
United Way kudos
Cheers to Vstsrans of Foreign Wart (VFW) Post #7110Ladlaa Auxiliary for their contribution of $125 to the 1995 Comal County United Way campaign This represents a 25 percent increase over last year's fund-raising efforts.
Thanks to VFW Poat #7110 for their donation of $750 to this year's campaign.
A big thank you to the Naw Braunfals Noon Lions Club who have raised $500 and to the Gardsn Ridge Lions Club who have raised $200 for the 1995 United Way campaign
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Herald Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Members of the Comal County United Way Joined together yesterday to raise the level of the thermometer to show 75 percent of the campaign's goal hee been met. This year's goal Is $285,000. From left are Joyce McKlm, Mike Fttsko, Carol Gravis, Ken Peters, Don Maxwell, Bobble Landrum (Garden Ridge drive chairman), Jane Wood (Bulverde drive chairman), Ed Wetzel (Canyon Lake drive chairman), Tony Mudford, Tim Briefly, Judy Waring, Kathy Meurin and Sheryl Bremer.
United Way campaign reaches 75% of goal
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The United Way of Comal County has reached 75 percent of its goal for this year, said Joe Worl, chairman of the organization’s local chapter.
“We’re now at 75 percent and climbing," said the optimistic Worl
Three weeks remain in the effort to raise funds for the ozonization, which provides funding to more than twenty places in Comal County
Worl said this year’s goal is S285.000, some S25,000 more than last year.
“We’re hoping by the first of December, we can reach over the top again,” he said “We’ve got to legitimately reach that goal.”
So far, pledge donors number between 3,300 and 3.5(H)
Worl said that although large donors are important, individual donors and volunteers help are really needed “The big givers are important, but the involvement by people is what is really important,” he said.
Worl also stressed that the Comal County United Way included people from the entire county and is a county-wide effort, not just one centered around New Braunfels.
Police file charges against parolee for indecent exposure
Suspect arrested for allegedly exposing himself to two youths near apartments
By TECLO J. GARCIA
New Braunfels Police Officers arrested a 55-year-old male parolee at a local apartment complex and charged him with indecent exposure with a child.
Police took into custody earlier this week Christopher Richard Daniel of Pipe Creek, Texas and booked him into Comal County Jail where he is being held on S50.000 bond.
Residents alerted police of the man after he was seen roaming around the Bavarian Manor Apartments.
Gary Ward, secretary of the apartment’s residents council, said he was the first to confront the man. He said he startled the man, who was watching children from a dark area. Ward said the man was undressed when he first went up him.
Ward said he had seen the man at the apartment complex a few months before.
“My first reaction was after realizing he was the same guy that gave me this lie about how he was looking for his dog, first thing I wanted to do was knock the crap out of him,”
The man did not make any real efforts to leave, and when he did try to wander away, Ward said he and the complex manager kept Daniel around until they could persuade him to go into the manager’s office. Ward said the police were called shortly after the man entered the office
Police Detective Michael Osborne said Daniel was on parole from Harris County Osborne could not release information on what Daniel’s prior convictions may have been.
Osborne said indecency with a child was a third degree state felony.
The two girls Daniel was charged indecency with were not harmed according to Ward and the police.
“With the way our complex is set up it gives the residents a false sense of security,” Ward said. He said the closeness of the complex and the smal 1-town attitude may fool residents into thinking they do not have to watch their children.
Ward said the council plans to have a meeting with residents to discuss what it can do to make the complex more aware.
Accidents, DWIs down from previous years, police say
Wurstfest crowds including more families, fewer problems
By TECLO J. GARCIA
New' Braunfels Police say that while Wurstfest has attracted huge crowds again this year, the number of accidents and drunk drivers attnbutcd to the festival is on the decline Police Lt. John Wommack, a 21-year veteran of Wurstfest, said the festival is not as frenzied as it used to be The officer said several accidents worked by police last weekend were not festival-related.
‘That’s fine, that’s good, we have had a very quiet Wurstfest,” he said “It’s great news when you have a festival that brings people into town That is great news for the community ” Wommack said fewer drunks on the road make it safer for those who arc going to the festival.
Last weekend New Braunfels Police arrested seven people for driving while intoxicated, however Wommack said five of the DWIs were from the local area and not festival related.
New Braunfels officers also piled up 83 traffic stops over a 72 hour period, beginning Fri
day at 7 a m. until Monday at 7 am The majority of the stops came during the Saturday-Sunday time frame, a period when DWIs are normally given Ray Martinez., who was parking cars at the Wurstfest for the Lions Club, said he believes the message that drinking and driving do not mix has finally started to sink in.
“It is not like it used to be,” said Ramirez, w-ho retired here in 1978. "There is a lot more security here, so now it 9Wurstfest) has been very good, very clean "
Even on “College Night” the last few years, traffic has been much calmer, he said “When they (The Wurstfest Association) cut out the “Kiss Mc I’m German” buttons, which led to a lot of instant fights, and when they got rid of the buckets of beer because a lot of minors were drinking, then it began to settle down,” he said
Many long time residents say that Wursfcst traffic used to be much worse and that the festival has “calmed dow n considerably.
One local resident said Wurstfest “is a shadow of its former self,” but added that was good because he now sees more families there.
Miller says San Antonio doing the right thing
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Herald-Zeituny photo by SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Learning the Chicken Dance
Beele Elementary student* (from left) Delilah Balza, Vanessa Cobedo, Michelle Medellin and Gina Quintanilla tnjoyed th# opportunity to learn th# "Chicken Dance" yesterday at Wuratfaat. All four atudenta ara from Jennifer Bauman s fourth grade claes. Schools from all ovsr th# stat# sent buses of atudenta to Wurstfest yesterday to taka advantage of the opportunity to Introduce young people to Germen culture. Students learned traditional German songs and dances, the moat popular one being the “Chicken Dance," several students confirmed. Students alto took tours of the Hummel Museum end toured much of the city's mort historic places.
Recent moves by the city of San Antonio to limit construction over the Edwards Aquifer arc a good step, says one local observer.
Doug Miller, water negotiator for New Braunfels Utilities and Comal County, said recent recommendations by a Water Quality Tas! c'*rce would help protect water quality for the aquae, and its users.
“I think it’s great because we need to preserve not only quantity but quality," said Miller.
Recommendations which must be approved by the San Antonio City Council would limit impervious cover (buildings and pavement) to percentages as low as IO percent in some areas and forbid the sealing of sinkholes and caves among a list of proposals.
In Millers opinion, developers suffered a defeat when the proposal to build an Apple-white Reservoir failed this summer that would have provided a source for disposing waste water.
“ Apple white failed but a lot of people were
educated about the aquifer,” said Miller. “.. Before, the developers kind of squashed it (construction limits)."
While the proposals would affect building over the aquifer, they say nothing of pumping from it
Miller cited other reasons for the amount of action concerning the aquifer in recent months. The next session of the State Legislature will feature the Edwards Aquifer as a major issue, including Senile Bill 1477 which is currently in limbo.
Also, the federal judge who favored pumping limits on aquifer has given a 60-day deadline to a water panel.
NBU General Manager Paula DiFonzo sits on the panel of various water-related entities which will meet in San Marcos next Fnday and New Braunfels Nov. 22 at the Holiday Inn
The panel is exploring items related to the aquifer and using alternative water sources Miller indicated that the monitor appointed by the federal judge would ask for an extension of the 60-day limit.
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