New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 21, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
TUESDAYDucks to fly south to take on Cougars in San Marcos Friday night. See Page 5
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Oscar Schneider Sr., Lorine Engel, Tina Rosales, Corinna Comer, Lupe Dominguez, Sr., John Lehr, Sarah Zamarripa (one year old). Happy belated fourth anniversary to Katey Usey.
River and aquifer information
Comal River -286 cubic-feet-per-sec, up 4 from yesterday.
Edwards Aquifer — 625.10 feet above sea level, same.
Guadalupe River — not available.
Harvest from tho Heart calls for volunteers
New Braunfels’ surrogate Santas are gearing up for the 1995 Harvest from the Heart. Organizers need volunteers for food prep, decorations, clean-up, delivery to shut-ins, and other jobs. Donations needed are: toys (not gender specific) in $10-$15 range, frozen turkeys, decor and desserts. Cash donations are welcome — drop by or mail to Mail-lt-Plus, 651 N. Walnut, Suite F, NB 78130. For information call Robert at 608-1330 or 606-0200.
Contest to name city transit system
The City of New Braunfels' Transportation Committee would like to announce a community-wide contest to name and design a logo for the one-year trial transit system.
The name and logo will be utilized on all promotional and advertising materials.
Entries will be accepted from anyone over the age of 12 at the City of New Braunfels’ Main Street Office, P.O. Box 311747, New Braunfels, TX 78131-1747, or brought to the office at 424 S. Casten. Entries must be received no later than Dec. 15, 1995. For more information, please call 608-2100.
Entries can be up to four-color but need to be suitable for one-color reproductions as some of the items will be in black and white.
First prize will be a one-year free bus pass. Second and third prizes will be announced at a later time.
The committee reserves the right to alter or merge designs.
Cheer Fund donations continue
The Herald-Zeitung sponsors the Cheer Fund every holiday season, to provide food for the needy,
New donations include: Leland and Mary Jean Cross, $10; Ann D. and S.E. Mag-gard, $30; Schaefer, canned goods, and an anonymous donation of canned goods was made. The fund now totals $1,857.11.
To donate, come by the Herald-Zeitung at 707 Landa St., or call Fund Chairman Carol Ann Avery at 626-9144.
Broker William Mayo celebrates selection for national honor
By DAVID DEKUNOER
A New Braunfels broker has been named to a prestigious group of national businessmen whose accomplishments will be mentioned in a directory that will be published in 1996.
William N. Mayo, owner of William N. Mayo Investments, has been named among “Who’s Who In Executives and Professionals’’ for the 1996-97 directory. The “Who’s Who” directory is registered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D C.
“My God! I am elated,” an overjoyed Mayo said when he learned of his selection.
The Laredo, Texas native has been a stock broker for 20 years. For nine year*, he worked for Merrill Lynch in San Antonio, followed by five years at Shearson—American Express. In 1989, he moved to New Braunfels, where he opened Mayo Investments. Mayo said the reason he has been successful is because he tells his customers the way it is.
“I give them brumal honesty and the facts,” Mayo said.
Mayo has his own hour-long financial pro
gram on San Antonio radio station KTSA, which can be heard on Sunday evenings. In the past few years, Mayo was a financial correspondent for both San Antonio TV stations KSAT and KENS. Mayo is also a financial guest on the “Hints from Heloise" radio program on WOAI. He said there is a possibility of a deal with TV station KMOL in which he would return to the screen as a financial correspondent.
Recently, Mayo made the national spotlight when his prediction thin Chrysler’® stock would go down because of a takeover attempt by Kirk Kerkonan was aired on CNBC.
“A friend of mine who used to work at KSAT 12, Tony Fama, now works at a station in Minneapolis—St. Paul,” Mayo said. “He called me and I told him the stock would go down He used that information and fed it to CNBC, who used it over the air with my name.”
Mayo’s prediction turned out to be true
Mayo serves as treasure! of the Canal County Water Oriented Recreation District board of directors. His family is also involved in many philanthropic causes in New Braunfels
Ducks Unlimited members raise $30,000 at local banquet
By DAVID DEKUNDER
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The eighteenth annual New Braunfels Ducks Unlimited (DU) Banquet held at the Knights of Columbus hall on Tuesday was a tremendous success, DU Chairman Jim Cook said.
“We have not finished counting the money, but our estimates show that we raised $30,000, which is roughly $ 1,000 more than we raised last year,” Cook said. “We sold 250 tickets, which means we had a IOO percent sellout. I was well pleased with the turnout.”
The funds from the banquet will be used to help in the preservation of wetlands in the United States, Canada and Mexico. These wetlands are the home for many waterfowl — including ducks and geese — who use these wetlands for winter nesting grounds. Ducks Unlimited was founded in 1937, and since its inception has raised $891 million for the preservation of wetlands habitat that benefit of many waterfowl. In 1994-95, Ducks Unlimited raised $71.7 million. The group claims over a half million members.
Cook said the banquet exceeded last year’s total because of the caring attitude of the DU
means we had a IOO percent sellout.’
— Jim Cook
“Most of our members are sportsmen and conservationists who really care for the preservation of the wetlands habitat and the waterfowl,” Cook said. “They are the ones who deserve the thanks.”
Jim Rutta, chairman of Texas Ducks Unlimited, was on hand for the festivities, the live auction and the catered meal rn a special guest for the local DU chapter.
The fund-raising efforts of all the DU chapters have paid off* Cook said, because this a record year fa the number of birds who will be migrating south.
“The biologists who work with Ducks Unlimited say that the migratory flight of ducks, geese and other waterfowl will exceed 80 million this year,” Cook said. “This is the biggest number of migratory birds in modem hiftory and the most since DU was formed (in 1937).”
A high speed chase Saturday morning, which stalled in New Braunfels, ended in San Antonio with two men dead and one charged with two counts of manslaughter.
“We got the call at 6: IO a.m. Saturday that there were two suspicious vehicles in the Summerwood subdivision,” said New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Wommack.
The most suspicious vehicle was a dark colored truck with three males in it and a tool box on the back, he said.
An officer driving by on Loop 337 turned in to Summer-wood just as the truck was coming out and began to follow the truck onto Loop 337. The truck accelerated before the police car had its lights or siren on, Wommack said.
The truck turned onto Business Loop 81 and accelerated ev en more — by this time the police car had its siren on and lights flashing to make the truck pull over.
“The truck went down the business loop to where it joins the frontage road under the freeway,” Wommack said. “It made a right turn across the median and ended up on IH-35 going south.”
A second NBPD unit had joined the chase south of Walnut Avenue. A Comal County Sheriff s car and a Garden Ridge Police car joined the chase as it headed tow ard San Antonio.
“They were going IOO miles an hour with three police units chasing them,” Wommack said. “The driver would not stop.”
“Around Live Oak they were throwing the tool box and other articles out, trying to stop the police vehicles,” he said.
The driver of the truck took 410 South. “Then he tried to exit to I-IO from the center lane,” Wommack said. “He didn’t make the turn.”
The truck went through a drainage ditch and came to rest upside down against a post.
The two passengers were thrown from the mick. Center passenger Richard Stetson of San Antonio, 23, died at the scene. Right-seat passenger Marceline Martinez of San .Antonio, 18, died later at a San Antonio hospital.
The dnver of the car, Joaquin Ah arez of San Antonio, 21, is hospitalized and charged with two counts of manslaughter.
The truck was reported stolen from the Spring Park apartments as the police were working on the accident. Alvarez had an outstanding warrant at the time of the accident, Wommack said.
“The whole thing took probably 25 minutes,” he said.
Whether the driv er of the truck was under the influence of drugs or alcohol is still under investigation.
Man injured in accident dies at San Antonio hospital
By SUSAN FLYLNT ENGLAND
A New Braunfels man injured in a Nov. IO vehicle accident in front of New Braunfels High School died Sunday — but not from injuries due to the wreck, according to the San Antonio Medical Examiner’s office.
Robert A. Beutler, 34, succumbed to an infection due to a hernia in the digestive system, said Medical Examiner Carolyn Revercomb. It appeared to be a long-standmg condition, she said, and was not due to the accident.
Buetler was riding behind the dnver of a Comal County Community Services van when it was hit by a truck pulling onto Loop 337 from NBHS. He was taken to McKenna Memonal Hospital and later transferred to Northeast Baptist Hospital, where he passed away.
The 16-year-old dnver of the truck was charged with failure to yield from a stop intersection.
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Learning about Thanksgiving
Students at the Lamar School gave their November program for parents and teachers yesterday. At top, kindergartners sing about turkeys. Above, Corey Rose plays the pert of the turkey in the Thanksgiving skit At right, Justin Garcia, dressed as an Indian, sings about what he has to give thanks for.
Vol. 144, No. 6
Two killed in car chase
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Staff WriterWhistle blower lawsuit nets state worker almost $17 million. See Opinion, Page 4.