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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas District title at stake when Canyon takes the field tonight. See Page 5. I Inside Editorial.............................. .............4 Sports................................. .............5 Comics............................... .............8 Market Place..................... 10-15 pSttimmtisdi : Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeituiig! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Sergio Aguirre (12 years), Marcellina A. Garcia, Stephen Vetter, Jose Valdez, Janie Bar-boza, and Linda Flores. Happy anniversary to Johnny and Susie Williams. River and aquifer information Comal River -278 cubic-feet-per-sec., up 4 from yesterday. Edwards Aquifer —625.02 feet : above sea level, up .02. Guadalupe River— 200 cis. : Today at Wurstf est : Wursthalle ‘ 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm: The Cloverleaf Orchestra 8:30 pm -11:30 pm: Jimmy Sturr Das Grosse Zed (The Big Tent) 5:30 pm: Walburg Boys : 6:30 pm: Alpenfest 7:30 pm: Original-Kapelle Heimatland (Band from Germany) 8:30 pm: Walburg Boys 9:30 pm: Original-Kapelle Heimatland (Band from Germany) 10:30 pm: Alpenfest Des Kleine ZeH (The tittie Tent) 5:30 pm: Toni Noichl 6:30 pm: Sauerkrauts 7:30 pm: Kerry Christensen 8:00 pm: Oma & the Oompahs 9:00 pm: Sauerkrauts 10:00 pm: Kerry Christensen 10:30 pm: Ed Kadlecek & The Village Band DHT to moot at Rio Raft The Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, will have a luncheon meeting Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11:30 a m. in Battler at the Rio Raft Meeting Room. The meeting place is located at the Fourth Crossing on River Road John Holter-mann of San Marcos, Silver Haired Legislature of Hays County, will be the speaker. He is a descendant of the early settlers of Comal County. Reservations — Call 625-4931. Elks’ fish fry Saturday There will be a benefit fish fry and dance Nov 11 at the New Braunfels Elks Lodge, starting at 6 p.m. The Circle C Band will play from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $12.50 per person, and the public is invited. Proceeds go to the Elks Children’s Diagnostic Program. Call 625-3120 or 620-5917 for information. Spaghetti supper tomorrow The Canyon Lake Eastern Star Chapter 1103 will hold its annual chicken spaghetti dinner and country store Nov. 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Canyon Lake Action Center at 1941 FM 2673 in Sattler. Donations for the dinner are $5 per plate for adults and $3 per plate for children 12 years of age and under. The dinner will include drink and dessert. This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Fischer man charged with check-kiting seal A Fischer man is out on bail after being charged with running a check-kitmg scam. John Paul Agnew, 36, was arrested Oct. 27, and charged with a state jail felony of theft of between $1,500 and $20,000. He was released on a $2,000 bond set by Justice of the Peace Ray Martinez. Agnew allegedly wrote checks totaling more than $19,000 on closed Houston bank accounts. He is charged with then depositing the closed-account checks into his bank account at the Victoria Bank in Saltier, and then cashing personal checks against the fraudulent deposits and keeping the funds. Working in conjunction with local Victoria Bank officials, Comal County Detective Ed Whitson was able to reconstruct the flow of funds and obtain an arrest warrant. Sheriff Jack Bremer said he is not aware of any recent cases involving this type of large-scale check kiting. “Detective Whitson had a lengthy paper trail to follow, and did a good job. We have hope that the bank will recover most of the funds,” Bremer said. ________   50    CENTS New Braunfels I Icf 16 Pages in one sections ■ Friday, November 10,1995    Serving    Comal    County    and    surrounding    areas    for    more    than    143    years    B    Home    of    SERGIO    AGUIRRE    Vol.    143,    No.    258 County to spend $272,000 on computer upgrade New clinic opens By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels has a better version of health care reform — the McKenna Neighborhood Health Center. Not ribbon, but gauze was cut by Johnnie Johnson, McKenna Memorial Hospital Administrator yesterday morning at the clinic’s opening ceremony. “You’re witnessing a momentous occasion in our city,” said Dr. Carlos Campos. “This is for everybody. There are no restrictions on who can come here,” Johnson said. The clinic is located at 272 S. Krueger near Interstate 35. West side residents can walk in without an appointment and get quality medical care. The clinic’s phone number is 608-1575. “It can meet most of your health . care needs,” said Tim Brierty, McKenna Memorial Hospital assistant administrator. “If you have a cut finger or an ear-ache, you don’t need to head for the emergency room.” The health center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “If we feel a need to be open on Saturday, we’U evaluate it in the next six months,” Brierty said. The McKenna Neighborhood Health Center leases its land from the First Presbyterian Church, located just a parking lot away. “It looks to me that we’re going to have a first class operation,” said Dr. Dean Adams. “We want everyone to have the same level of care all over town.” The McKenna Neighborhood Health Center is set up to take Medicare and Medicaid, but is not limited to those payment methods. “It’s a hospital-based center,” Brierty said, “so any managed care contracts or insurance plans McKenna accepts can be used.” Patients with other medical insurance can come in, pay cash, and file for their insurance to pay on an “urgent visit*’ basis, he said. Several commissioners voiced concern over the need to expand. Commissioner Danny Scheel said it worried him that the county would be facing the problem again in a few years, and a more long-term solution may need to be found. “My biggest heartburn comes when you told me that in three to five years we’ll be right back here talking about the same thing,” said Scheel. The court approved upgrading the criminal justice computer system. The criminal justice system will then be given to the financial department. The financial department system will then be used for either training or jury and child support. “All we’re trying to do is be more effective in serving the public. People hate to wait at a counter while you try to find something,” said County Judge Carter Casteel. After additional discussion, the commissioners voted to pay for the upgrade out of reserves O’Neal said die estimated cost of the upgrade is $272,000. However, he said he expects the actual cost to come in under that because of price changes by IBM. In other business, the commissioners and a building owned by Fox Country Volunteer Fire Department to be donated to the county at no cost. The deed states the land must be used for community service. The building will be used by the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force. “I agree that I don’t think we can go wrong owning property. Someone will take it later,” said Scheel. Wurstfest enters its final weekend of food, music, beer and fun Grammy Award winner Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra take center stage this weekend in New Braunfels as the delightful sounds, sights and smells of Wurstfest ‘95 come to a close. “It’s always hard to say good-bye to the ten days of music, hentage and food that make up Wurstfest and we encourage families to include the festival in their plans for this weekend,” said Wurstfest President Bob Smith. “This weekend is also the last chance to catch special entertainment such as Jimmy Sturr and the band from Wet-zlar, Germany- the Original Kapelle Heimatland. Jimmy Sturr performs Friday in the Wursthalle from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. and again on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. A host of other popular entertainers will be performing on the grounds through Sunday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. Admission to the grounds is $6, children 12 and under are admitted free. Wurstfest, which began Nov. 3 this year, is a German/Texas celebration that attracts an estimated 100,000 people from around the world. The festival features oompah and polka music, sausage and strudel and focuses on the community’s rich German hentage. Wurstfest is consistently rated as one of the top events in the nation. The festival began rn 1961 as a one-day salute to the art of sausage-making and has grown dramatically. The 10-day event now provides an economic boost to New Braunfels estimated to be in excess of $6 million annually. The Wurstfest Association is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote the local economy through tourism and preserve the community’s hentage. Funds generated by the event support a vanety of community projects. Heritage Exhibit wraps up its run Sunday The Hentage Society of New Braunfels' 1995 Hentage Exhibit, enters its final weekend at the Civic Center. In keeping with this Sesquicentennial year of New Braunfels, the theme will be “1845: The Founding of New Braun fels, The Land of My Dreams.” Admission is $3 for adults, 50 cents for ages six to 12, and children under age six are free. The exhibit is open from IO am to 5:30 pm duly through Nov. 12. By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A grateful nation remembers those who served tomorrow Herakt Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Fight to the finish Jose Reyes and Curtis Castart, of the Society For Creative Anachronisms, stage a fight to the death for students at Comal Elementary School yesterday. The school was celebrating its Medieval Days. The county commissioners voted Thursday to proceed with a computer upgrade of the criminal justice computer system that will cost the county approximately $272,000, and the financing for the project will come out of the reserves. Fred O’Neal, computer services manager, said the upgrade is needed because the county is growing. As the county grows, the files in the computers grow. If the county does not upgrade its computers, the response time will get worse, O’Neal said. “We’re using the fool out of the system. It’s supposed to last three to five years, and we’ve had our system for three and a half years. It’s normal,” he said. By MANUEL CAMARENO Special to the Herald-Zeitung Veterans Day is a very special day for all American veterans—we reflect on our accomplishments and our devotion to duty and our commitment to and greatest belief in this country. Our nation is the most powerful one in the world and our commitment was, and is, to freedom for our nation and for the free world. On this day, we remember and honor our POWs and our MlAs and their families for the sacrifices that they have had to endure or for the many years of not knowing their loved ones’ whereabouts. We, the veterans, commit ourselves to devotion to the POWs and MlAs and will not rest until each and every one of them is accounted for by our government. During this vear. we congratulate the WW1I veterans on the 50th anniversary of their great accomplishments in Europe and Asia. Most of these veterans are now our senior citizens who, just like all veterans of all wars, answered the call to, and went beyond the line of, duty. Once again, congratulations, and may God always be with you. Congratulations are also in order for the Korean War veterans for their wonderful war memorial that is pait of history in Washington, D.C. Also, once again, congratulations to our women veterans who have been acknowledged with their own memorial. Every veteran is proud to salute our women veterans for their devotion to duty and the sacrifices dug were made by each and every one of them. May God bless you and may all veterans, men and women, enjoy our freedom forever. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors young men and women who made the greatest sacrifices in that war. Over 58,000 names are cm “The Wall” to remind us that never again should we suffer so much loss of life. May we always remember and honor the young heroes of all wars. Veterans Day is a day to reflect on Manual Camareno with a POW-MIA display ha takas to special events. all we have and to remember that freedom did not come free. The veterans that help me put New Braunfels’ Veterans Day display together are symbolic of veterans’ unity. The display features insignias of the five branches of service that make up our military fighting force: Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. These insignias encircle the POW-MIA emblem which is just below the inscription, “Never to be Forgotten.” Every branch of service has POWS and MlAs unaccounted for and as we all know, their war is not over. In conclusion, let us pray that the veterans of Desert Storm, Somalia, Haiti, Panama and all wars that were not declared, will never again have to fire a weapon in anger. Let’s all enjoy our Veterans Day and ask Amenca to never forget about us and never forget these final words: “A nation that forgets its defenders may be forgotten itself.” (Manuel Camareno is a retired MSG residing in New Braunfels.)Lamar Smith’s immigration control measure nears key vote. See Opinion, Page 4. ;