New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from ha Harald-Zaltung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the'following jirthday wishes to; John Rightmiro, Norbort Barth, Michael J. Carrliales (IS rears), Bob Seeger, Chris Vat son (SS years), Lana Cole (belated), Tracy Engel (belated), Alice Jrbina, Angie Valdes,
Anna Maria Quinones, Timothy Brinkkoeter, Morgan Williams, Anna Maria Herrera, and Sarah Camarri|>a one year).
Hot Meals for the Holidays Tuesday
Once again, the Adobe Cafe is offering a free “Hot Meals for the Holidays" for the people in the community. The sixth annual event will be held at the New Braunfels Civic Center Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Anyone desiring a hot meal is invited to attend. The event is designed for people who would not normally get a hot meal during the holiday season. A special invitation goes out to senior citizens and families that are experiencing financial hardships. Last year, more than 3,(XX) people were served a menu that included two beef enchiladas, rice, beans and soft drink or tea.
Stats board of education officials to speak hers
A new professional educational organization, the Texas Conservative Academic Network, will be discussed at the New Braunfels Republican Women meeting Monday,
Nov. 20 at noon at Molly Joe s. Dr. Bob Offutt and Donna Ballard.state board of education members,will be the guest speakers. Parents, teaches, and others interested in education are invited.
Fischer to host event
Top off your Thanksgiving festivities on Saturday, Nov.
25 in Fischer. Activities start at 3 p.m. with nine-pin bowling.
A living history group will tell stories and recollections of Fischer's past, and music and drama groups will perform. A supper of sausage, salads, strudels and more will be served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and entertainment will last until midnight.
The event will benefit the New Life to Old Places program of the LBJ Heartland Network, working to revitalize the historic communities in the Texas Hill Country and their traditions. Call 997-6417 for reservations and information.
POW/MIA Candlelight Ceremony
The George A. Garcia VFW Memorial Post #11050 and Ladies Auxiliary invite the public to attend a POW/MIA Candlelight Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 179, at 410 W. Coll St. Ladies Auxiliary to meet at 7 p.m.
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White House puts offer on the table
WASHINGTON (AP) - With a White House compromise on the table, Republicans put an agreement to get the government running on hold while they relished final passage of their plan to balance the federal budget in seven years.
A final vote in the House today was the
lone formality needed before sending die measure to the White House.
So eager was President Clinton to reject it that his top aides offered to waive normal procedures so he could veto the bill immediately.
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Hunter welcomes back Riley’s Tavern
By DENISE DZIUK
The first bar to become licensed in Texas following prohibition bas been reopened, and the owners say they have worked hard to maintain the same friendly atmosphere it had in the past J.C. Riley received the first alcohol license in Texas, and opened Riley's Tavern in Hunter in September of 1933. The bar was closed in 1991, and in 1992 Riley passed away. In its day, the tavern had many distinguished guests, including former President Lyndon B. Johnson and George Strait. The bar remained closed until a month ago, when Rick and Donna Wilson reopened it, said Donna Wilson.
“4 always wanted to save things that were old. I hated to see things waste away," she said.
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restoring the tavern, and have tried to keep things as close to the original as possible. Old newspapers, signs, and bottles that were id fee original Riley’s ait still up today. Wilson said the memorabilia was kept because they wanted customers to keep that familiar feeling.
“They were glad it reopened. They bred to see it go to waste. But they were a little sad because Riley wasn’t here," die md.
Wilson odd they do not know everyone hke Riley (fid, so they have to bring in new ideas to attract people. Thorn new ideas include everything from live music and a beer garden to horseshoes.
The menu has also been expanded to include sandwiches, sodas, and macks.
“People miss Riley, but they like the old mixed with the new,” she said.
The tavern* located rn Hurter, md u open every day. The Wilsons said the tavern is an ideal place for people who want to take a look at 58 years worth of Texas history.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Police have yet to find the family of "Bill" Williams, the man who died in a train accident early last Friday morning — but they did find out that he was wanted for burglary and attempted murder in New Orleans.
“New Orleans had two warrants on him,” said New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Wommack. “They’ve been looking for him since 1985.”
It turns out that Bill Williams’ first name is actually Peter, Wommack said.
New Orleans appears to be his
An autopsy of Williams’ body showed a high alcohol content.
The NBPD arrested him several times for public intoxication. Police don’t normally check for out of state felony warrants when a person is booked for public intoxication, Wommack said. That’s how the two New Orleans warrants escaped notice.
The NBPD found Williams’ last known address through the San Marcos Job Corps. “We handled him numerous time, and he only gave bis social security number once,” Wommack said.
Police are still looking for Williams’ relatives.
Man held on sex crime charges
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
A 38 -year-old San Antonio man is in jail on charges of aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child that allegedly happened in the Canyon Lake area, according to a Comal County Sheriff s Department report.
Comal County Sheriff s investigators got warrants for Jeffery K. Alexander’s arrest for indecency with a child and two counts of aggravated sexual assault. New Braunfels Police Department officers arrested Alexander and he was booked into the Comal County Jail Wednesday.
Alexander allegedly assaulted a teen-ager between Oct. ll, 1993 and August 1995 at a house in the Canyon Lake area.
Child Protective Services. Comal County Juvenile Officer Bill Faulkner and Comal County undercover officers cooperated to prepare the case against Alexander.
At press time Alexander was housed in the Comal County Jail under $180,000 bond. Bond had first been set for $ 150,000, but was increased after a bond reduction hearing in 207th District Judge Jack Robison’s court Friday.
Fatal fire was started by electrical problem
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Smoke inhalation caused Estella McWilliams’ death in her Liberty Street home early Thursday morning.
“I haven't received a written report yet, but the Travis County coroner has told me that Ms. McWilliams died of asphyxiation by carbon monoxide, in other words, smoke inhalation." said Justice of the Peace Diana Campos.
New Braunfels Fire Department officials concluded that an electrical fixture in one of the bedrooms caused the blaze, said NBFD Assistant Chief Elroy Fnesenhahn.
McWilliams' body sitting in a living room chair near the front door when they entered her house.
They responded to the fire call at 1:24 a.m. Thursday, Fnesenhahn said.
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Post Office selling long distance
By MELANIE GERIK
New Braunfels residents now can buy long distance time at the post office as part of a trial for pre-paid phone cards.
The San Antonio distnct of the U.S. Post Office is one of seven test markets for the FirstClass Phonecard, whose long distance service is provided by American Express Telecom.
Although the post office is targeting Christmas shoppers with the phone cards, the cards will be sold during an 18-month trial basis.
“At the end of the 18 months the decision will be made whether to keep it or not,’’ said Hardy Hobbs, officer in charge at the New Braunfels post office.
The pre-paid cards, which went
on sale Monday, resemble large stamps with holiday scenes such as Santa Claus stepping into a chimney. The cards can be used as stocking stuffers for college students or friends and relatives traveling out-of-town
The cards are sold in $5, $10, $20, $50 or $ IOO increments. The more expensive cards have cheaper per-minute rates, according to information supplied with the card.
Hobbs said “it’s too early to tell,” about card sales, adding he has no prediction on how the card will sell during the trial period.
The New Braunfels branch is one of seven in the San Antonio distnct to test market the cards. Other districts selling the cards include Austin; Albuquerque, N.M.; Columbus, Ohio; Miami, Fla.; Providence, R L; Salt Lake City and San Diego.
Airman of the Quarter gets the VIP treatment
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Senior Airman Stephanie E. Johnson won over New Braunfels dignitanes with her warmth and dynamic persona when they honored her Friday as Airman of the Quarter.
“Only a few airmen have as much responsibility as Senior Airman Johnson,” sgM Master Sergeant Douglas Edmonds. Johnson is responsible for more than 2,000 Air Force job changes a month, he said.
She has been selected as Airman of the Quarter in other assignments.
“It’s only the best of the best of the best who can be honored like Stephanie,” said Colonel Thomas Folkes.
Johnson is the superintendent for the Protestant Sunday School at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. “I teach a Sunday school class, organize trainings, and do whatever else the administrator doesn’t get done,” she said.
She is a member of the Air Force
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Sergeants Association, the Noncommissioned Officer Association, and the Randolph Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Johnson. 26, is married to Rickey L. Johnson of San Antonio.
She was given a mini New Braunfels vacation package from area merchants “This gives me a very good excuse to drag Rickey up here and visit your fair city,” she said.
Johnson is about three credit hours aw ay from an Associates Degree through the Community College of the Air Force She is also pursuing a BA in Business Administration with ail emphasis in Hotel Management at Incarnate Word College.
“I want to go to ROTO and become a commissioned officer,” she said. “Eventually I want to retire from the Air Force and have my own hotel.”
Mayor Paul E. Fraser Jr. gave her a key to tire city. C ounty Judge and Chamber Chair of the Board Carter Casteel conferred on her the title of Princess of the City to a Prince. ”1 can tell you’re a go-getter,” Casteel said.
About two dozen Ureal residents and businesses contributed items for a gift package for Johnson.Energy Secretary's enemies list recalls the days of Richard Nixon. See Opinion, Page 4A.