New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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16 Pages in one section ■ Nov. 24,1993
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of DR. GARY BROTZE
Vol. 142, No. 9
Letters to the editor 5,6
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NB Police put end to high-speed chase
fund donations sought
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung's Cheer fund campaign to provide food for local needy families is continuing with much success, according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery.
Avery said that any type of non-perishable food item can be donated, as well as money. The Cheer hind goal is to assist 200 local families this year. To donate, call the Herald-Zeitung UL 625-9144.
Today’s donations were from;
■ CarmelitaM. Horan-S25 Today's Tout - $3,468.02
Retired teachers luncheon slated
The New Braunfels Retired Teachers Association will have their Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. I at Forte Store in Conservation Plaza.
The program begins at 11 a.m. followed by a catered lunch. Members should bring the number of their volunteer hours.
Hill Country Kart Club hosts racss
The Hill Country Kart Club will be holding a Celebrity Championship Kart Race on Sunday, Nov. 28 at I pin.
Proceeds from the event will be directed to Elf Louise and New Braunfels Food Bank.
Action starts at I p.m. with the celebrity practice and race, including Herald-Zeitung Sports Editor Richard Tijerina. At 2 p.m., the annual Seniors Enduro Race starts, at 3:15 p.m. the Junior Enduro Race begins, at 3:45 p.m. the Shifter Enduro will be held, and at 4:15 p.m. the Junior Rookie Race will start Hill Country Kart Club is located 3/4 mile west of 1H-35 on Ruekle Road in New Braunfels. 'Spirit of Crazy Horas’ sat for local museum Chris and Judy, named Parents Choice Award winners recently, will be at the Children's Museum on Friday. Nov. 26 for two performances, 4:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. in the new Far West Gallery. The show, entitled "The Spirit of Crazy Horse," will cost $5. Chris and Judy will be signing copies of their award-winning tape "This is My Home," which will be available that evening. For more information, call 620-0939.
Toys For Tots drive begins today
The New Braunfels Jaycees' Toys for Tots campaign begins today. For Thanksgiving weekend, Comal Bowl is participating by offering special deals with new toy submissions.
By JENNIFER ROM PEL
A high-speed chase by New Braunfels police officers led to the arrest of a North Texas man this morning.
The suspect, whose name was not being released at press time, is 24-year-old male from Rhome. He was arrested after a lengthy chase by police officers on Interstate Highway 35.
According to officers, the Green Ford truck being driven by the man had been reported to be involved in a hit and mn in Schertz. New Braunfels police officer Tony Celli spotted the man driving north on IH-35 near the Wal-Mart Distribution Center just after 8 a.m. today.
The officer began pursuit of the vehicle ami was led through a construction zone on the highway before the vehicle stopped.
Officers said the passengers got out of the track and handed the officer identification.
At that point, the driver floored the gas pedal and began driving north on IH-35.
The driver of the truck pulled off the road near the San Marcos River and came back around, according to officers. The chase then continued in the southbound lanes of IH-35.
According to Ll. John Wommack,
Police arrest North Texas man in connection with hit and run, chase
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
New Braunfels Police units converged on the scene on IH-35 after a man involved with a hit and run in San Marcos, and then a high-speed chase from San Marcos to the north side of New Braunfels, finally pulled over after several of his tires went flat.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
The front window of the 1973 Ford truck, driven by a North Texas man, was shot by New Braunfels Police In an attempt to stop him near the Wal Mart Distribution Center on IH-35 north of New Braunfels. The driver stopped one mile later after his tires became flat from the police officers' shots.
the driver of the truck nm several vehicles off the road and even rammed a car near Watson Lane.
“He also tried to hit a San Marcos unit,” he said.
Four units from San Marcos and two from New Braunfels were involved in the chase.
At that time, officials authorized the officers involved in the pursuit to use a
shotgun to shoot at the tires of the car. The officers began shooting at the tires as the chase approached the area near the Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Both tires on the right side of the vehicle were shot.
The man is expected to be charged
with felony escape, since he used his vehicle as a weapon, said Wommack.
Officers said they did not know what charges will be filed by Schertz officers.
The man is currently being held in the Comal County Jail.
Kennady takes special interest in recycling
[Gowned member says she hopes to sec plan
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
New Braunfels city council member Jan Kennady has taken a special interest in the formation of a recycling committee for the city of New Braunfels.
Kennady said she hopes to see some type of recycling plan developed for the city within the next few months.
This may become a reality since the Nov Braunfels City Council decided to form a recycling committee during Monday's regular city council meeting.
Kennady said she has spent the last six months acquiring information concerning recycling and has attended several seminars.
She is currently asking for citizen input on ideas for recycling. During the past five days, she has received 86 calls.
“I have reams of material and I have met with various organizations.
The most informative was a seminar given by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. I learned a lot there,” she said.
Council puts wheels in motion with committee appointments
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels City Council decided this week to appoint a recycling advisory committee to study possible methods for recycling in New Braunfels.
The council approved an ordinance to appoint a nine-member committee. Each district will have one member, three citizens will be appointed at-large and two will be from the extra-territorial jurisdiction.
The proposal to form the committee was brought to the council by Council Member Paul Fraser.
Council members encouraged the city to work with Comal County, New Braunfels Utilities and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of
Commerce to find the best recycling methods.
The NBU Board of Directors has been discussing recycling for one year, according to Gene Momhinweg, chairman of the board. He said he would also like to see all governments and local groups work together.
“I am concerned. We don’t want to all go different directions for the same thing,” he said.
He said NBU has been studying the possibility of recycling sewer sludge, tree limbs, leaves, etc.
Council Member Jan Kennady, who has been studying recycling for several months, said she has received 86 calls concerning recycling. She said most of the people who have called are concerned about
glass, plastic and aluminum.
“I would like to see the city focus on this part of recycling,” she said.
New Braunfels resident Susan Curtis also spoke about the need for more recycling efforts in New Braunfels. She said a survey was placed in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung by Friends For Rivers and responses showed area readers favored recycling efforts300 to I.
She also said she would like to see the city adopt a curbside recycling program. At this time, the cost of curbside recycling is estimated at SI.80 per month for each resident.
The council is expected to appoint an advisory committee at its Dec. 13 meeting.
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“I found we should be getting together so we can apply for a grant,” said Kennady.
Grants are available for recycling, composting, used oil and recycling market development, said Kennady.
“I have been looking at the community recycling grant,” she said. “I found it is helpful to join in with other citizens around the arca and form a cluster. Then we will be more likely to get funds. We can also get bonus points if we become a member of Clean Cities 2000,” she said.
To become a member of Clean Cities 2000, the city would be required to form a plan of action,
gain two letters of recommendation from local environmental or civic groups and get a resolution from the council.
“Their goal is by the year 2000 to have 50 percent less waste taken to landfills,” she said.
Kennady said meetings have already been held between representatives of the Alamo Area Council of Governments, NBU, New Braunfels Manufacturer’s Association, the City of New Braunfels, Comal County and the Natural Resource Committee of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
She said all of the groups are interested in a
“The only way to do this is to have city, county, school districts, garden clubs, Friends for Rivers, civic organizations, industries and NBU involved,” she said. “We have got to be together on this. This project could help all of us.”
“I said in June that this was going to be my pet project. I have been working since then to gather as much information as I can,” she said.
“Something has begun to happen. It has been delayed because there has been other projects and other problems, we have just been needing someone to spearhead this.”
Craigmile announces bid to remain commissioner
From staff reports
Comal County Commissioner, Precinct 2 Neil Craigmile announced this morning that he would be seeking reelection to his position as commissioner.
"In announcing my decision to seek reelection to commissioner, precinct 2,1 emphasize my record over the past seven years and the solid support I have received from all the residents of Comal County, and in particular those of the precinct I serve," he said. "Supporters from across the county have encouraged me to seek reelection. I will continue to be an active and conservative voice on commissioners court. Significants improvements have been made in the management of Comal County and I will continue to be a full-time commissioner,
NTF offers helpful tips to aid in preparing Thanksgiving turkey
devoted to preparing Comal County for the growth thi is occurring and will continue here."
Many local officials and citizens have expected Craigmile to run for the county judge position, currently held by Carter Casteel.
However, Craigmile said he thought it over and decided to remain a county commissioner.
”1 had a lot of suggestions to seek the county judge’s office and I certainly weighed that very heavily,” said Craigmile. “This is probably my last run for office. When I finish this term I'll be 68.1 will have spent, if re-elected 12 years in county office. I think that’s long enough, It was a major decision.”
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Let’s talk turkey. The National Turkey Federation suggests for example, that if you’re having stuffing, you prepare it separately, place it in a covered casserole and cook it with the turkey during the last hour of roasting time. Not exactly traditional, but probably healthier.
Here are some other important tips for cooking a tasty and safe Thanksgiving bird:
■ DO NOT THAW POULTRY AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. At this point in time, the fastest method for thawing your bird for tomorrow’s meal is to place the wrapped turkey in your sink and cover with cold water.
Allow about a half hour per pound of turkey to completely thaw. Change water frequently. Refrigerate or cook turkey when it is thawed.
■ All materials used for storage, preparation and serving of poultry must be clean. Wash hands thoroughly with hot soapy water before and after handling raw poultry. Use hard plastic or acrylic cutting boards to prepare turkey.
Remove plastic wrapping from thawed turkey. Remove giblets and neck from the body and neck cavities. Rinse
Although different types of ovens, oven temperatures and the degree of thawing wit affect roasting times, the following is an approximate guideline;
Ready-to-cook Weight Roasting Ti mr
16 - 20 41/2 -5
20 - 24 5 - 5 1/2
(Hours in 325 degrees F. oven)
turkey inside and out with cool water, pat dry with paper towel and secure legs. Tuck tips of wings under back of turkey. Skewer neck skin to back of turkey for a nice appearance at serving time.
■ Place turkey, breast side up, on flat rack in shallow roasting pan, about two inches deep. Insert meat thermometer deep into thickest part of thigh next to body, not touching bone.
Brush skin with vegetable oil to prevent drying. Turkey is done when thermometer says 180 to 185 degrees Faren-heit and drumstick is soft and moves easily at joint. When skin is golden brown, shield breast loosely with rectangular-shaped piece of lightweight foil to prevent over-browning.For news, subscription, or advertising , caff 625-9144