New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Explosion kills German banker
BAD HOMBURG, West Germany (AP) — A bomb today killed the powerful chairman of West Germany’s largest bank as he drove to work, engulfing his car in flames. The Red Army Faction terrorist group claimed responsibility.
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White’s bid gets cool reception from foes
AUSTIN (AP) — Former Gov. Mark White’s entry into the Democratic gubernatorial race got a cool reception from other candidates. Jim Mattox called White “the largest tax-raising Democratic gover history, the largest fee-raising governor in histoi “
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Unicorns’ decade record the best in state
Although the New Braunfels Unicom football team was knocked r».* ihe playoffs early, they were only under Coach Jim Streety, whose i state-best 99-20-2 4A record in
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Vol. 138, No. 14
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
November 30, 1989
One Section, 14 Pages
It will be cold and wet tonight for the lighting of Main Plaza and the arrival of Santa Claus, so keep the children bundled up. Today’s high will be 52 degrees with the low dropping to 45 degrees overnight. Friday and Saturday will be cloudy and cool but the sun is expected to break through on Sunday.
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25 shopping days to Christmas
Precinct I County Constable Max Wommack Jr. strongly objected to a motion this morning to allow a constable in another precinct to schedule more work hours.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Clyde Jacobs backed the request in Comal County Commissioners Court today that will allow a constable in his precinct to work an additional IOO hours to show a law enforcement presence in that area.
Commissioners approved Jacobs’ motion and Wommack declared it unfair to his department.
“I want to object to Commissioner Jacobs’ motion to allow (tin employee) to work an additional UK) hours,” Wommack said. ‘To this day, my people have brought in over $8,(XX) in hot check (fines). I’d like to request the same thing for my people.”
County Judge Fred Clark said, “If you have a man sitting idle and you
want to show a presence in the community, then he can certainly justify that work.”
Clark told Wommack to put his request on die next agenda because no action could be taken today. Jacobs commended the constable who made his request for “having the initiative and drive to want to work more” and to show law enforcement protection.
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Council eyes recycling
Communities around the country are committed to sorting their trash before setting it out on the curb, and they pay extra to have certain materials recycled.
Many residents of this community also arc committed lo recycling their garbage, but New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman said it will take a strong community effort and a willingness by taxpayers to fund a recycling program that could cost the city as much as $95,000 a year.
Grohman said a recycling program in New Braunfels would cost between $85,000 to $95,000 a year. That translates into an additional $12 a year per resident for garbage collection.
“We will have to do the recycling ‘out of house’,” Grohman said. “We did an analysis and cannot do the recycling in-house, because we do not have any contracts in place, and without contracts we don’t have a market for the recycled goods.”
Grohman said die main items to be recycled are newspaper, plastics and glass.
“Aluminum cans are not a big recycling item because the churches and groups like that are already collecting cans for money,” Grohman said. “And while recycled newspapers arc the largest bulk item, newspapers won’t
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The Fifth Annual Flea Market and Christmas Craft Sale al Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (across from McKenna Memorial Hospital) will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, Christmas crafts, dolls and old treasures on sale. Table and floor space still is available; call 629-6141 for more information....
Tickets to the Joe Scruggs Concert to be at the New Braunfels Civic Center Dec. IO at 4 p.m. are being sold in advance at the following locations: The Children’s Museum and at Two Doors Down in New Braunfels, Buck Pottery in Grucnc, The Red Balloon Bookstores (Broadway off Interstate IO West) in San Antonio, Toad Hall (on Loop One) in Austin, and at Paper Bear (North LBJ) in San Marcos. There will be no reserved seating, except there will be a special “down-front" section for museum members, who must purchase their tickets in advance so the correct number of seats can be blocked off.
If you’ve been putting off buying your family membership, now could be the perfect lime. Membership is a gift that continues to work throughout the year because it entitles the family to free admission to the museum and discounts on special programs.
For more information on the concert or membership, call the museum al 620-0939....
At 3 p.m. Sunday, a program of the great familiar religious Christmas music will be presented by a Massed Choir composed of many local singers at the First Baptist Church, 433 Cross. This Vespers concert is presented annually by the New Braunfels Music Study Club and has traditionally been enjoyed by the large audience and singers alike. Directed by Melitta Frueh and accompanied by Joann Lemmon, the Massed Choir presents the best loved sacred choral selections. The offering is used toward funding scholarships given by the New Braunfels Music Study Club (NFMC,
TFMC). Everyone is invited to attend....
The Retired Eagles Activities Club will meet Dec. 8 from 5 to 9 pan. at Eagles Hall. There will be a short business meeting to
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New Braunfels Germarwfmerican Society
Society members have opened a local East German Relief Fund account to accept donations from area residents to help East German refugees in West Germany Fund Chairman Frank Witting, second from right, accepts checks from Bob Schima, left, treasurer of the German-American Society; Florence Reidel, president of Marsch und-Wandergruppe. and Marvin Pustka, right, president of New Braunfels Rotary Club. Society President Helgard Suhr said the people who fled East Germany before the Berlin Wall opened drained the relief agencies in West Germany and more money is needed for food and clothing for persons staying in refugee camps To contribute to the fund, contact Witting or Suhr. (Photo by Desmond Bostick)
Group launches safety campaign
New Braunfels Safe City Commission today launched its Safe City Christmas Campaign calling on residents to join forces and make the upcomining Christmas season otic of the safest ever.
“Citizen involvement will be the key to keeping the number of burglaries down this Chrismas season,” said Commission Director Don Ferguson. “A safe Christmas is a Christmas without crime.”
“Residents arc urged to report suspicious activity to police over the holidays,” said Commission Chairman Dennis Clarkson. “Watch out for unfamiliar vehicles and report descriptions of people and vehicles to police. Don’t be afraid to get involved in making New Braunfels a safe city this holiday season.”
December is traditionally a busy month for burglars. Residents have a tendency to come and go from their homes during the holidays creating prime targets for burglars. Crowded shopping center parking lots become playgrounds for auto thieves and car burglars.
“Shoppers must remember to lock their vehicles and not leave valuables in view inside vehicles when shopping at local shopping centers,” said New Braunfels Police Crime Prevention Officer Martin Mayer. “Keep houses locked and let neighbors know when you’ll be out of town or away from home. Make your home look occupied and arrange for
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Santa to arrive despite weather
Santa Claus will arrive on schedule tonight despite the weather forecast of cold temperatures and rain.
The Annual Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Claus visit will go on as scheduled according to organizers. The tree will be lit at 6 p.m. and Santa will arrive shortly after.
Entertainment will be provided by the Lone Star School Students, Toby’s School of Dance, and die
Community Band. The Canyon Middle School Band will lead Santa to the Plaza.
Organizations participating with the Downtown Association are CLM.A., which will provide fruit following a visit with Santa; the New Braunfels Jaycees selling balloons and collecting for Toys For Tots, New
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Workers’ comp plan goes back to Senate
AUSTIN (AP) — A legislative showdown on workers’ compensation reform moved back to die Senate after the House passed a bill similar to one that has already been rejected by the Senate.
But Gov. Bill Clements said enough pressure has been brought to cause several senators to switch their votes when the Senate considers the bill Friday.
‘Til tell you what I’ll do. ITI make book with all of you that it passes on a concurrence vote,” Clements said Wednesday after visiting die House during the nearly five-hour debate on
Sen. diet Brooks, who has been identified by Clements in the past as one of those wavering, said, however: “He hadn’t offered me that I’d take advantage of that bet. I’m not at all convinced that their votes are here to concur.”
The House approved 122-23 a business-backed workers’ comp overhaul similar to one that was written by Ll. Gov Bill Hobby. The so-called Hobby plan was gutted in the Senate by Sens. Kent Caperton and Carl Parker.
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Americans flee rebels during 6-hour truce
Time running short to meet fund goal
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Many residents of the affluent Escalon neighborhood, including about 20 U.S. citizens, took advantage of a brief guerrilla truce and fled die battle zone today.
The leftist rebels launched a second assault on die capital Wednesday and turned their weapons on wealthy districts, where diey seized homes, forcing scores of Americans to take refuge in the U.S. Embassy.
Rebels were dug into the neighborhoods late Wednesday, vowing to paralyze the heart of the country’s wealth and power.
Bul the rebels had declared a six-hour truce beginning at 6 a.m. (7 a.m. EST) for evacuation of those who wished to leave, and Escalon was mostly quiet this morning, with only scattered gunfire.
It appeared most of die rebels retreated shortly before dawn up die lower slopes of the San Salvador Vol
cano, which looms over the district. However, some evacuating residents said rebel snipers remained in die their homes.
Tile bodies of at least nine soldiers lay on the streets. Reporters saw only one dead guerrilla, a woman still clutching her U.S.-made M-16. The total number of casualties was not known.
Several Americans said they planned to leave the country this evening on the first of several charier flights arranged by the U.S. Embassy. Diplomatic sources said about 250 U.S. citizens would fly out diis evening.
“I’m not coming back,” said Kale Lewis, who carried her 8-month-old baby Cassandra from their home down Mirador Street to where an embassy official was waiting for them. Her husband, William, was barefoot.
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Organizers of die eighth annual New Braunfels llerald/eilung Cheer Fund plan to award the bid Dec. 15 for filling baskets with Christmas diruier for 200 area families.
Time is miming short to meet die goal of raising $5,000 in contributions.
The aimual drive sponsored by the newspaper has a goal of raising $5,000 in donations to purchase items to fill Chrisunas baskets for area families selected by the Community Service Center.
The administrative costs are paid by the newspaper and volunteers including members of the New Braunfels Fire Fighters Association and Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department as well as newspaper sialf members provide the labor to package and deliver the Chrisunas baskets each year.
Each year since 1982, the newspaper has sponsored the drive to provide a Chrisunas dinner to die less fortunate in the area who might not otherwise enjoy a holiday meal. That first year, the drive netted $1,807.70 and spent $1,260 to provide baskets to 60 families.
The drive has grown and now provides baskets lo 200 families in die area. This year, a goal ol $5,000 has been set to buy the goodies to fill those baskets.
All of die tax-deductible contributions are used to purchase the
food items contained on the Cheer Fund shopping list. The administrative and disuibulion costs are provided by die Herald -Zeitung and community volunteers.
In the past, contributions have exceeded the goal and provided a beginning balance to start die drive each year. This year, a balance of $1,033YU kicked off the annual drive
The Herald feuung will publish die names of contributors to the
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