New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 3, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Richard Fey, Marie Baas, Darvin L Dieted, Charles Hubertus, David Jonas, Arturo Caam, Helen Branue, Reynaldo L Agonic, Angelito Guerrero, Anna Rosales, Yomayra Vega, Harry Alves, James Beal, John Bowers,
Goran King, Susan Kolath, Eve-tyn Russell Belated birthdays are Viola Jonas, Leona Burh• holder, Angelina Rocha, Elaine Soukup, Frank Vermillion, William Wareham, Monday birthdays are Carol Dietel, Jerry Geren, Norma GoU, Ann Payne, Rocco Sarlo, Addle Sonel, Les Thom, William Wilson, Frank Yoehle. Happy Anniversary to Raymond A Mary Juarez (I year).
National Depression Screening Day slated Thursday, Oct. 7
Mental Health professionals from Santa Rosa Mental Wellness Center will offer local residents the opportunity to learn about the signs and symptoms of depression at a free screening as pan of National Depression Screening Day, Thursday, Oct.
7 from IO a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wellness Center office, Executive Plaza Building, (IH-35), Suite 201.
Comal League off Women Voters forum
The Comal Area Provisional League of Women Voters will host a forum to acquaint the public with the ballot issues for the Nov. 2 election on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the NBISD board room, 430 W. Mill St
Guest speaker will be Dr. Tucker Gibson, assistant professor of political science at Trinity University.
The second forum will be held Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative at IO FM 3159.
Lab confirms suspicions of killer bee attack
By JENNIFER ROM PEL Staff Writer
Officials confirmed this week that bees who stung a man in the Seguin area Sept. 23 were Africanized Holey Bees, more commonly known as “killer bees.” According to Guadalupe County Extension Agent Gus Person, the bees were sent to officials at Texas A&M University and testing confirmed they were “killer bees.”
The man involved in the incident was reportedly taken to the hospital, although he would not allow paramedics at the scene to transport him.
According to reports, the incident occurred at Lakeside and Turtle Drive in Seguin.
Two other bee attacks reported in Guadalupe County last week
Reports show, his dog was also stung and died as a result of the attack.
Person said the dog was tied near a mobile home and could not escape the bees’ attacks.
The bees were believed to have been swarming underneath the trailer house, according to Person.
In addition to this attack, Person said two other bee attacks were reported last week.
He said no bees were gathered after these attacks so officials could not determine what type of bees were involved.
Person suggested any person who finds Africanized Honey Bees should call a beekeeper.
“We know beekeepers can collect the bees and take them home and put them with a good queen so they can be used as a domestic colony,” he said.
Person said there are no programs in Guadalupe County concerning Africanized Honey Bees.
Person said the bees can be killed by putting a cup of soap in a gallon of water and using enough pressure on them to knock them down.
However, Person said he encourages people not to kill bees unless they are endangering children, animals or other people.
Community loses admired leader in Robert J. Uhr
Fall Choir Festival sat Monday at CHS
The public is invited to attend the 1993 Fall Choir Festival Monday, OcL 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Canyon High Commons.
Tour choirs from Smithson Valley High (Perry Dean directing), three choirs and Balladier from Canyon High (Jean Wood directing) and NBHS choirs (Debbie Koth directing) will be performing.
DistrictJ-egional auditionees from all three schools will present a finale of the TMEA All-State Region pieces. The concert will last 90 minutes.
Q«mtan American Society meeting Tuesday, Oct. 5
The German American Society will hold their October meeting Tuesday, OcL 5 at 7 pm. at American Legion Hall.
There will be Dirndl A Leder-hasen Sale and make plans for the visitors from Dusseldorf on Ocl21.
(The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community,
"Stammtisch" represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
From staff reports
New Braunfels lost one of its most loved and admired community leaders Saturday, when Robert J. Uhr died of heart failure in Dallas at age 83.
Uhr was involved in literally dozens of local charities, community organizations and projects, including the Lions, Chamber of Commerce, the Industrial Foundation, Red Cross, Downtown Association, Wurst Association and more.
He was also involved in local and state government, serving on the Texas Commission on Jail Standards for 15 years, after being appointed by Governor Dolph Briscoe. Briscoe also appointed Uhr to the Interim Committee on Small Business. He also served as a New Braunfels school board member, and served on the new Braunfels
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“He was loved by all kids because he
was just a big kid himself,” said his son, Dr. Barry Uhr of Dallas. “He had no inhibitions when he was playing with them. He would just get down on the floor and play with them.”
He said his father also often talked about his work with the Teen Connection.
Dr. Uhr also said that his father always had a lot of time for his family, despite his immense community involvement.
“Most of what he did, he did when we were grown up and away. He worked just a block and a half from home, so he would walk home for lunch every day,” Uhr said.
Robert Uhr was the Communications and Cryptographic Security Officer for the Air Force Training Command in Feet Worth during World War ll. After the war we worked for i Inned
Gas Corp, which later became Entex, where he rose to district manager of the New Braunfels District.
“He loved New Braunfels. He loved it as much as his family. What I will remember most is him walking down the street shaking hands and being the official host for New Braunfels,” his son said.
Uhr was in Dallas with his family two weeks ago, when he had his first chest pains. He was hospitalized, but had a major heart attack before bypass surgery was performed, and remained hospitalized in Dallas until his death yesterday.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels Tuesday, Oct. 5 at IO a.m., with burial to follow at Comal Cemetery.
Court officials delay decision on Davis trial
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Court officials have once again delayed a decision on whether Jack Davis should sand trial for the 1989 murder of local school teacher Kathic Balonis.
Judge Charles Ramsay of the 22nd District Court is expected to make a decision Monday on the matter. However, because attorneys are still waiting for additional evidence, the decision has been delayed until Nov. 2.
In addition, the trial date, which was set for Oct. ll, has been delayed. A new date has not been set at this time.
Davis has been accused of murdering Balonis at the New Braunfels Oaks Apartment. Balonis was a resident of the apartments and Davis was a maintenance man.
Davis was tried three years ago for the murder of Balonis and found guilty. His conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeals.
A hearing concerning a writ of habeas corpus filed by Davis’ attorney Stanley Schneider of Houston was held in August.
The judge is awaiting evidence to be introduced by Schneider. The evidence concerns past tests and testimony provided by Fred Zain, a former employee of the Bexar County Crime Lab.Today's Texas Lottery numbers are 3 - 8 - 29 - 34 - 48 - 49 Jackpot $10 million
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Canyon held off Boerne through two close games, winning 15-5, IB-14 to take over sole possession of the District 28-4A lead.
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Skrobek adds personal touch to Hummel ceremonies
Gerhard Skrobek, master sculp tor for W. Goebel Porzellanfabrlk, Roedental, Germany, was on hand to sign numaroua Hummal art works during th# Hummal Museum grand opaning ceremonies hale Saturday. Kay Rusk, right, look on. See etory, photon - Page BA
Firefighters battle dump site blaze
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
A fire at an illegal dump site on Daniels Street just south of New Braunfels sent 30 foot flames and large amounts of smoke Into the air Saturday afternoon.
Smoke from the fire could be seen off Interstate Highway 35. Daniels Street is located off Rusch Lane near FM 482.
Engines from both the New Braunfels Fire Department and the Bracken Fire Department were on the scene. The call was received by the New Braunfels Fire Department at approximately 2 p.m.
Comal County Fire Marshal Milton Willmann said he did not know the cause of the fire at this time.
The fire was originally reported as a brush fire.
As of 4 p.m. Saturday, firefighters were still trying to extinguish some flames. However, the fire had been brought under control.
“There is a lot they (firefighters) can’t get to because it is so hazardous,” said Willmann.
Firefighters were expected to remain on the scene until Sunday morning, according to Ernie Hassold, Hazardous Materials Chairman for Comal County.
Willmann said the Texas Water Commission will be notified of the dump site, especially si nee it is located next
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Firefighters battled an Intense fire at this illegal dump site Saturday afternoon, with flames reaching ae high as BO feel and smoke which could be seen easily from 1-35. The site wit be reported, especially since It Is located near dry Comte
to the dry Comal Creek.
Various items had been dropped off at the illegal dump site. They included pieces of metal, wood, household trash, mattresses, large appliances, etc.
Another illegal dump site is located across the street.
Willmann said he did not know the owner of either sites at flus time. However, he expected to identify the owners of both dump sites by Monday.
Three vehicles from tile New Braunfels Fire Department responded. One vehicle from Bracken was on the scene.