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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAYSmithson Valley girls to host own tournament today, See P. 8 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN! 125 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 New Braunfels Herald 410 MOI6 10/22/99    189 S 0 -• W E S T MIC R 0 P U B L. IS hi I hi G 2627 E: YANDELL DR EL PASO - TX 79903- 14 pages in one section ■ Thursday, Nov. 17,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of LANA COLE I Vol 142, No. 266 Inside Obituaries.......................................2 Weather..........................................3 Opinion...........................................4 Class of the Week..........................6 Sports Day......................................8 The Marketplace.......................9-14 SLimmtisch Birthday wishes from the Herald'Zeitungl The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Lana Cole, Dennis Tasto, Corey Westbrook (17 years!), J.R. Allen, Maxine Reisbig, L. Robert Coulson, Scott M. Schumann, Tim M. Walther, Jamie Guerrero, Tom Snead, Heather Marks. One ticket matches all six numbers One ticket bought in Dallas County correctly matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday night for the twice-weekly Lotto Texas game, state lottery officials said. The jackpot is worth S55 million. The numbers drawn Wednesday night from a field of 50 were: 19, 26,28,30,31 and 36. Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Saturday night’s game will be S3 million. Downtown Dollars to bs ghrsn sway again To thank the community for its business during the year, the Downtown Association of New Braunfels is giving away 1,000 Downtown Dollars again this year. Last year, more than 3,500 people registered from all over Texas and six other states. The public is invited to register at any of the 40 participating businesses each week. Registration will begin Nov. 18 during Downtown Discovery Days and continues until the last drawing on Dec. 20 Four winners will be drawn each week on the Plaza, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 29 during the Tree Lighting ceremony and festivities. Winners will receive IOO, 75, 50 or 25 Downtown Dollars. Stop and register where a gold sign in displayed in the window. Business counseling available on Tuesdays The Business counselor from UTSA's School of Business is in the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce office every Tuesday to offer counseling in topics of interest to anyone in business or considering starting a business. Topics cover financing, personnel, business planning, taxes, expansion and many others. The service is free and confidential. Appointments may be made by calling 625-2385. United Way kudos A round of applause to the Circle Arts United WOu Theater who have raised $555 for the United Way campaign. Elizabeth Elliott and her staff pre sented a fine production to a full United Way audience. The winning numbers Lotto Toxas 19,26 28,30 31,36 $55 million jackpot r-TEXBS-r. LOTTERV This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Herald Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL DPS officer Randy King Investigates the accident while Bill McClendon of Spring Branch observes the damage to his truck. No injuries reported from wreck on U.S. Hwy. 281 Wednesday By TECLO J. GARCIA Staff Writer A New Braunfels man driving north on U.S. Highway 281 crossed the yellow dividing line and struck a southbound pickup Wednesday afternoon just north of Spring Branch, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety. The impact of the crash spun the pick-up 180 degrees leaving it on the northbound side of the road Jerome Schumann’s Honda Civic ended up on the south-bound lane of the road with the left side of its front end destroyed. No one was injured in the accident. Pickup owner Bill McClendon of Spring Branch, w ho had recently acquired the small Dodge Ram, said he saw' the Honda cross the middle line but expected the car to go back into the northbound lane. “He never did,” said McClendon. “I just bought the truck about two or three hours ago.” McClendon said the wreck was not a g(xxl sign concerning his future with the truck. According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Randy King, Schumann was attempting to tune his radio when he crossed the highway dividing lane. “At the last minute, both drivers tried to veer but could not avoid the collision,” King said. A possible contributing factor to the vehicular mishap was that the Honda had a bad left rear tire. Schumann said he was trying to get to the available place to get it fixed, according to King. Schumann has two passengers in the car with him. Russell Mica of the Spnng Branch Volunteer Fire Department was the one of the first on the scene He said the accident did not stack up traffic on the busy highway and he helped clear debris off the roadway. In other news, DPS officials have released more information on the hit-and-run two car accident which put a Spring Branch man in the hospital Monday night. Officers say tests show an off-white, four dixir Cadilac Deville sideswiped the man’s car The Cadilac also has gray pen stnping and obvious damage on its left hand side The car fled tow ard Start/villc. Michael Mauer was driving a 1992 Dtxlge Colt when he was struck by the Cadilac on FM 2673 between the Village and Village Shores close to 8 30 p m Monday DPS officers urge that if anyone has information that could help please call the DPS office at (210) 625-8331. Early voting for NBISD bond issue nearing Herald-Zeitung photo by MARK LvON From loft, Johnny Stout, J.C. Reagan, Jonathan Hull, Ken Branniaa, Jim Cook, John Diarksan and Bill Cone at th# presentation made during the D.U. banquet. DU chapter gives knives in honor of Bluntzer By MARK LYON Managing Editor A special presentation in the form of a set of high-quality hunting knives was made Tuesday night at the Knights of Columbus Hall during the New Braunfels chapter of Ducks Unlimited’s annual banquet and auction. The knives, made by local craftsman Johnny Stout, was shown to some 300 members and guests and will be presented to the sons of the late Tom. Bluntzer, Samuell and Nolan. Each have their names inscribed on a knife. “This is something that will go on and on," said DU director Jim Cook. “These knives can be passed down from father to son and so on. We wanted to give something that would be lasting and would be passed down. These knives are special because they are hand-made and are very high quality.” The set of knives were underwritten by DU member By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Early voting begins next Monday as voters decide the fate of the New' Braunfels Independent School District’s SI 5 million bond issue Assistant Superintendent Lonnie Curtis said early voting will run from 8 a m. to 8 p.m. on that first Monday and every Monday until the Dec. IO election. Early voting times arc also 8 a rn. to 5 p m. from Tuesday through Friday until Dec. 6. The polls will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Election day, Dec. IO, will have polls in five precincts open from 7 a.rn to 7 p.m. “Any person with the district can vote (for the early voting period),” he said. “They have to be a registered voter” The Education Center at 430 W. Mill will serve as the early voting place, just as people enter the main doorway, said Curtis. Once election day arrives, voters must cast their ballots in their respective precincts. The SI 5 million bond package calls for renovations at nearly every NBISD campus and a new SLI million library at the high school A new S4.2 million elementary is also included on the package. Classroom additions arc scheduled for the high school, Memorial Elementary, and Carl Schurz. Ken Brannese The New Braunfels law firm of Reagan, Burn'* Dierk-sen, Lamon and Bluntzer presented the DU chaptei . ’ t donation of S1,000, accepted by Cook. The presentation, shared by Cook and emcee Bill Cone, was an emotional one with both members recalling the participation and leadership given to the chapter and community by the late Tom Bluntzer. “We wanted to honor his memory in some way,” said Cook. “He touched so many people in such a positive way and left lasting impressions on us all. We truly miss him This is just a way to give something back for all he did for all of us.”    \ Bluntzer served as emcee for the annual DU event for 15 years. The chapter’s auction saw many items sold for pnme bids The chapter’s goal was to raise S25.000, but final tabulations were not available by press time Herald-Zeitung photo by DAVID SULLENS Rotary president Bob Dingeldein (left) presents Ed Whitson (center) with the New Braunfels Rotary Club's Law Enforcement Officer of the Month award, which he was named along with Tim Nowell (not pictured). Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer looks on. NB Rotary Club honors two local law officers Wednesday By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher The New Braunfels Rotary Club Wednesday honored two Comal County Sheriffs deputies in connection with their work toward the arrest of seven people on burglary charges. The work of the deputies — Tim Nowell and Ed Whitson — eventually resulted in the clearing of at least IOO burglaries across a multi-county arca, Sheriff Jack Bremer told the civic club’s members. Whitson has been with the Comal County Sheriffs Department since 1985. He has served as a jailer, patrolman and field training officer. Today he is a criminal investigations detective and works with civil process. Nowell has been with the sheriffs department for three years. He served as a patrol deputy for the first two-and-a-half of those years and currently is on assignment to the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force. He is 27 years old. Both deputies are residents of the Canyon Lake area Sheriff Bremer said the invcsnganon for which the two were honored by the Rotary Club was ininated by Nowell and initially netted three pickup mick loads of stolen property valued at more than S7.500. “These officers were diligent in their investigation and it was good defective work,” Bremer told the Rotarians. “This type of work is indicative of the cooperative efforts between the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Division to serve the county. Thq^c two officers worked extremely well together to help recover this stolen property" Deputy Nowell was not able to be present at the civic group’s Wednesday meeting, but Deputy Whitson accepted a plaque from the club on his behalf. Plaques for both deputies were presented by Rotary President Bob Dingeldein The Law Enforcement Office of the Month honor was initiated more than a year ago to recognize, Dingeldein said, drawing on Rotary’s own motto, “Those who truly do put service above self"For subscription, news or advertising information, call 625-9144 (Metro 606-08461 ;