New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 11, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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12 pages in one section ■ Tuesday, Oct. 11,
, 1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of JONATHAN MICHAEL DUVALL
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I Vol 142, No 239
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New’ Braunfels Herald- . Zeitunx extends the following birthday wishes to; Gina Hill,
Shea Ty Martinez, Shannon Schmidt, Yolanda D'Antuono, Esther Mendoza, Charles H. Messer, Sr., Luisa Ybarra, Lyle Abernathy, Carla Hal, Beatrice Coleman, Elizabeth Dierksen, Glenn Rimes, Frances Oates, Anna Wilson. Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Timmermann (SO years!).
Sheriff’s Posse hosting Old Timer’s Rodeo
The Comal County SherifTs Posse is sponsoring an Old Timer’s Rodeo Cowboy Association Rodeo on Saturday Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Posse Arena, 1H-35/Solms Road. Adults S3, children SI. Look for free tickets in the Sunday Oct. 9, 1994, edition
Lake Dunlap Area VFD hosts BBQ and auction
'The Lake Dunlap Area Volunteer Fire Department annual Barbecue and Mini Auction will be Od. 15 from 3-7 p m at the River Bend Clubhouse. Auction will stan at 5 p m. and raffle drawing will be at 7 p.m. Good prizes, ans & crafts, general store tables.
51st Guadalupe Farm Bureau roundup set
Hic 51 st Annual Guadalupe C ounty Farm Bureau Roundup/Convention will be Sunday Od. 16 at the Seguin Guadalupe County Coliseum. Social at 4 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets S3 each purchased at Seguin Farm Bureau office, 205 E. Center. Keynote speaker Ned Mcister, Texas Farm Bureau Commodity and Regulatory activities Director.
Hospice Memorial Service set for Oct. 16
Hospice New Braunfels invites you to our Ninth Annual Memorial Service, Oct. 16, 1994, 2 p m at St John’s Episcopal Church,
312 S. Guenther St., New1 Braunfels
TTiis commemorative service will be held in the spirit of thanksgiving and celebration to honor the lives of our patients who have died
Bats and owls to be subject of program
Discover the world of bats and owls at the City of New Braunfels Parks & Recreation Department’s “Nature’s Way: Creature Features” The program is for children ages 5 to 8 years old. It will be Tuesday Oct. 25, 1994, from 4-5:30 p.m. at Picnic Area #4 in Lancia Park. For information call (210) 608-2160 or dime by the parks office.
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Herald Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon Lake firemen Rick Hazel (left) and Al Bohne check the fire scene for hot spots.
Quick thinking helps save family artifacts from blaze
Resident’s actions made a difference in fire, officials say
SyTECLO J. GARCIA Staff Writer
A Canyon Lake mobile home was partially destroyed by a fire Monday afternoon, but it was the quick thinking of its 80-ycar-old resident Jesse Sidell that may have saved some priceless family artifacts.
After returning from a trip to Ft. Worth, where he visited his son-m law and daughter, the owners ol the property, he said he turned on the air conditioner Sidell said smoke s<x>n started to bellow out of the air conditioning unit
Sidell said he atter spotting the smoke he immediately called 9-1-1 Sidell then went outside, moved his car away from his trailer and turned off the power to his home at the main breaker switch.
“It could have slowed it (the fire) down because if the wires in the home were ener-
‘What you miss are all the little things you can’t replace, you know.’
- Jesse Sidell
gizied it would have been worse said Milton Willmann, Comal County Fire Marshall.
“He did an excellent job ’’
Sidell was not sure he deserved that much credit “I got out nght away, that's all,’’ he said Sidell said he did not breathe in any smoke and was not injured in the blaze, but was visibly shaken as he watched fire fighters go through the charred remains of the home
“What you miss are all the little things you can’t replace, you know',’’ Sidell said Canyon Lake EMS took the call at 4 p.m. and when Canyon Lake Fire Department arrived the trailer was engulfed in flames.
The cause of the tire is under investigation, Willmann said The amount of damage caused by the fire was unknown.
City council votes down SYE funds
By TECLO J. GARCIA
Herald Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Captain Paul Winsett of the Canyon Lake Fire Dept, checks some of the wood materials after a fire swept through a mobile home yesterday near Startzville.
The city council voted Monday to accept the recommendations of the Community Development Advisory Committee and cut the Summer Youth Employment program because it cost too much.
The advisory committee had to prioritize and select programs that would benefit the most people, Committee Chairman John Holm said The summer youth employment program was to have benefited 42 children and eight staff people at a cost of $48,500. Holm said programs also under the public service part of community development block grant the committee approved such as a sch(x>l health program would encompass a larger sect of the population.
“We arc very proud of this allocation in the public serv ice," said Holm, “We feel that as proposed it should reach 1,700 or 1,800 people in the community. “One thing we were looking for in the civic projects is more bang for the buck."
The Housing and Urban Development grant funds several civic projects and programs in New Braunfels broken down into four categories: public service, public facilities and Improvements, removal of architectural barriers and program administration. T he committee’s cost for the programs approved totaled $458,000, its yearly allocation from HUD.
Councilwoman Mary Serold said she did not quite understand why the committee cut the job program since residents often complain about disenfranchised youth and programs like this help address that situation.
“They (youth) learn about self esteem,’’ said Serold. “They may be at a critical point in their lives ”
Serold said the youths involvement with a positive, such as a school health program, may help turn around some kids and teach them the value of hard work in addition to pumping some money into the local economy. She said the kids usually spend the money they earn injpcal businesses. Serold voted not to accept the advice of the committee. The grant will be for the 1995 year
The committee recommended the following projects and their cost Caring for Children $9,982, Communities in Schools S25.000, summer youth recreation $17,126, Bcrgfcld drainage $152,000, Veramcndi drainage $142,000, reconstruction of Downtown Sidew'alks S61.000, and tlx programs administration budget S62.256.
It did not recommend: Summer Youth Employment S48.500, a midnight basketball league $15,000, renovations to the railroad depot SI 3,700 and an acquisition for Habitat for Humanity for SI 3,000
Other city council business conducted Monday:
■ Na mal former New Braunfels Mayor James Goodbread to the New Braunfels Utility Board of Trustees.
■ Decided to intervene in the Gary Khalig vs. Paul Fraser law suit for the purpose of defending the Disirict 4 election
■ Authon/ed the expenditure of city funds to obtain the legal services of Guinn and Morrison for the Charter Review Committee.
Monthly flood plain permits show continued county growth
Figures reflect growth in new buildings, houses in county
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Monthly flood plain and septic permits released by the county for September show continued growth in Comal County. The permits reflect growth through new buildings, mainly houses, in the county
Flood-plain permits totaled 84 for September, including 66 wood-frame structures, most of winch are houses, worth an estimated $7,036,130. Forty-two of the 66 permits were issued to wood-frame structures worth over $100,000.
Another 17 permits were issued to mobile home structures worth a total of $793,600 One other permit w as issued at $60,000.
Perhaps a more desriptive measure of housing growth conies from septic tank permits, where the majority are for homes. The county issued 72 in September compared to 61 in the same month last year.
The septic tank permits have dropped the last five months from an all-time high of IGI in May The county has issued less than 40 permits only twice in the last two years
CISD board approves sale of $9.1 million in bonds Monday night
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Herald Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Where’s the music?
Patrick Gambia patiently aits in the middle of the dance area Saturday waiting on the next band to take stage at Rockin' R River Ridas during the rock-n-roll portion of Gruane Music Fast.
The Comal Independent School Board voted Monday to approve the sale of $9.1 million in bonds as the first part of a package approved by CISD voters last month Duane Westerman, vice-president 1 of Southwest Securities who will orchestrate the sale, said the district should move quickly and approve the sale for Oct. 27 so the state’s Attorney General could approve it by Nov. 1. lf not, the district would have to wait until Dec. 1.
"We should go ahead and get it settled,” said Westerman Westerman said the issue of the state’s school funding is now' at the state Supreme Court level.
He said he expects some kind of decision between November and the opening of the next legislative session in January.
He said in the past there have been temporary moratoriums on the sale of bonds and would not want to take the chance of the CISD getting caught in
Board told to expect decision by Nov. I
the at scenario
Board member Douglas Kirk mentioned that a letter has been filed by some ciuzens in the Canyon Lake area with the Attorney General’s office questioning language on the ballot of the bond election.
He reported that irregularities possibly existed on such items as giving legal notice IO days in advance.
Westerman said both his firm and the CISD’s law firm felt “comfortable” with the bond and that everything would be approved
The board voted 5-2, Kirk and Thomas Bruce opposed, to approve the sale and begin the funding process for the new' elementary schools and (Xher renovations approved in the election.
“We need to keep going on what we’re doing and not keep dragging our feet on it,” said Board Member Lee lkclsFor news,advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 (Metro) 6