New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
FRIDAYNew Braunfels, Canyon square off in annual Wurst Bowl battle, See 8A
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18 pages in two sections I Friday, Oct. 14,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of ALTA DOERR
I Vol. 142, No. 242
Church Life............................6A, 7A
Sports Day.............................SA, 9A
Guadalupe River..............106 cfs
Comal River.......................322 cfs
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-ZeKungi
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Margo Mendoza (Thursday), Anna Pfeil (IOO years), Alta Doerr, Alvia Banks, James Foerg, Jean Freese, Peter Martin, Raymond Salge, Wesley Timmermann, Douglas W. Martin, Leslie D. Thorn, Claude W. Dickens, Stephanie Ackerman, Sharon Feuge. Happy Anniversary to Mr. St Mrs. James Doerr, Mr. & Mrs. Roger Brinkkoeter, Ricky & Ann Marie Espinoza (5 years!), Mr. & Mrs. Lucio Ramirez, Jr. (21 years!, belated).
Sheriffs Posts hosting Old Tlmsfs Rodeo
The Comal County Sheriffs Posse is sponsoring an Old Timer's Rodeo Cowboy Association Rodeo on Saturday Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Posse Arena, IH-35/Solms Road. Adults S3, children SI.
Realtors to hold luncheon Monday
The New Braunfcls/Canyon Lake Aiea Association of Realtors is holding its monthly membership luncheon Monday Oct. 24, 1994, at the Faust Hotel at 240 S. Seguin.
The menu will include Chicken Dijon with Rice Pilaf. Price $6 (correct change only, please!) Guest speaker • Walker M. Cross, speaking on Crime Prevention and Personal Safety. 199S officers will be elected.
To RSVP call 625-6954 or fax 625-6980 by Thursday before the meeting, please. When calling, let us know if you plan to attend the meeting without eating.
Historical tour of Lands Park scheduled
Wilkommen! It’s Wurstfest time once again. The City of New Braunfels Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a ‘‘Deutsche (German) Historical Tour of Landa Park.”
Three tours will be given on Nov. 4,1994 Tours will begin at 9 a rn., 11 a m., and 2 p m. and will last approximately one-and-a-half hours. Each tour is a hike through Landa Park covering historical markers in the park. Also covered is much of the history of New Braunfels and Landa Park, including the Landa family and Wurstfest. Each tour will begin at the New Gazebo behind the Landa Park office
The fee is SI per person. Everyone is encouraged to participate; however, children 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is recommended and will be taken at the parks office Monday-Friday at I IO Golf Course Road.
(The New Braunfels HeraldAe ii ung 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 .)
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Fatality results from one-car accident
Windcrest man killed by impact when car hit tree
By TECLO J. GARCIA
A 74-year-old man Windcrest man was killed Thursday when his car struck tree on FM 1863 just west of Highway 46.
Millard Mahan was traveling west on FM 1863, according to Department of Public Safety reports, when for unknown reasons his car crossed the center stripe and went across the cast-bound lane.
The car then left the roadway and struck atree.
Witnesses at the scene said they saw lumber in the road, near the scene of the accident. DPS, however, said it was unknown if that had anything to do with the one vehicle accident.
Mahan was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:40 a m. The DPS estimates the accident took place at 9:55 a m. Mahan was alone in the 1983 Chrysler.
Harald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL (Top photo) Ray Hacker, Craig Van Ryawyk and Lloyd Parrln uaa th# “Jaws of LH#'* to frat a 74-yaar-old Windcrest man from Na 1983 Chrysler attar It had atruck a traa at approximately 9:59 a.m. yesterday. Tho wrack took plac# on FM 1863, just watt of Hwy. 46. (Bottom photo) Th# 1983 Chry al ar, drlvan by Millar Mahan of Wlndcraat, waa practically wrapped around thla largo traa attar tho car ventured Beroe® the highway and ran off th# road. Officiate with the Texas Department of Public Safety Mid they wart unsure what may have forced Na car from the road.
Decision could come as soon as today, chief says
By TECLO J. GARCIA
New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headon said Thursday that he could announce his resignation from the department as early as today.
Reached at his office Thursday morning, Headen confirmed that he had been contemplating quitting.
‘‘Yes, the thought has come up but a decision has not been reached,” he said. ‘‘The thought of has come up some times before.”
Headen would not say if he was asked to step down as police chief by City Manager Mike Shands.
Unconfirmed reports said Shands gave Headen one week, as of last Fri-
'Let’s Just say tbs shist and I haws
talked. But at this paint, there has
day, to either resign from his post or be
Neither Shands nor Headen would confirm those reports.
Shands, however, did say that he had met with Headon.
“Let’s just say that the chief and I have talked,” said Shands “But at this point there has been absolutely no decision made ”
Shands would not elaborate on the situation, but did say there were a lot of things happening in the city and any action taken can not be totally unex-
absolutely no decision mad*.
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and chief of police positions and that
he is trying to make a decision based on
what is best for the department.
Headen said this was not the first time getting out of the police business has come up.
Headen took the top ranking police position on Aug 15,1990.
Krueger heading to Burundi to join husband
From staff reports
'Kathleen Krueger, wife of U S Ambassador Bob Krueger of New Braunfels, has received word from the U.S. State Department that travel restrictions for families of U.S. embassy personnel in Burundi have been lifted.
Mrs. Krueger and her two young children have remained in the United States for the past four months while her husband has actively worked to ease tensions in the Central African nation of Burundi, which borders Rwanda and which shares the same ethnic and cultural history.
Dependents of U.S. Embassy personnel in Burundi were evacuated six months ago when ethnic warfare erupted in Rwanda. During those six months, Burundi has not seen the
Regional water representatives discuss maintaining spring flows
By CRAIG HAMMETT
• submitted photo
At the U.S. Stat* Department immedlately preceeding Bob Krueger'e swearing-in ceremony ae U.S. Ambassador ara (from left) Burundian Ambassador to the U.S. Jacques Bacamurwanka, Bob Krueger,
Kathleen Krueger, New Braunfels High School graduate Jennifer D. Hahn who will ba travailing to Burundi with the Kruegers aa Mrs. Krueger's personal assistant, and Mrs. Bacamurwanka. In front, Mariana Krueger, aga 6, and Sarah Krueger, age 4.
widespread violence that was expected. In fact, two weeks ago the Parliament of Burundi successfully and peacefully installed a new President and cabinet and is, in the words of one United Nations representative, ‘irreversibly on the road to democra
Mr. Krueger and her two daughters Manana, 6, and Sarah, 4, will be leav-ing immediately for Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital, where the children will be enrolled in local French-speaking schools
Regional representatives of various water-related entities met in San Antonie Thursday for the first round of talks intended to progress the movement toward solving the region’s water problems The meeting involved representatives from oganizations such as New Braunfels Utilities and the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority. Organized by a federally-appointed water monitor, the entities will try to find solutions to pumping of the aquifer, especially during drought periods when low levels can harm spring flows and the animal species within the springs.
“The issue is to keep the spring flows as mandated by Judge (Lucius} Bunton,” said NBU General Manager Paula DiFonzo. ‘‘...That’s what we’re working toward.”
DiFonzo was just appointed to the nine-member panel this week by Joe Moore, the federal water monitor. The original panel did not include a repre
sentative from New Braunfels, although Bill West, general manager of GBRA and Rick fllgner, general manager of the Edwards Underground Water District were included
Doug Miller, water negotiator for NBU and Comal County, accompanied DiPon/o to the meeting Miller could not serve on the panel because Moore wanted only full-time employees or managers from the various water entities
Over the next two months, the panel will try to come up with a plan to obtain a federal permit through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to pump the aquifer dunng dry penods To get this permit, a water authority must come up with some kind of management plan for preserving the springs
There are also several studies involved that could take more than a year to complete
“This panel will cover a lot of aspects, take permits is one of them, looking for alternative water sources is another,” said DiFonzo
Fourth annual Cibolo Fest on tap Saturday at Niemietz Park
From staff reports
CIBOLO - Games and entertainment will be the highlight of the day Saturday when the fourth annual Cibolo Fest gets underway.
Proceeds from the event will be directed toward improvements to Cibo
lo City Park.
A goal of $5,000 is set to help build a covered pavilion over the dance floor Cibolo Fest committee chairman Mark Buell said that an emphasis will be placed on children's games and rides this year.
Among those games will be a dunk
ing booth, football toss, miniature golf, a fishing pond and a train which wilt carry kids around the vicinity Entertainment will include the Wiederstein Choir, Whoosis Band, Herman & Sons, Lonesome Louie, Billy Feehan and Cliff Voss and The Double Cross.
Also, military police from Randolph Air Force Base will be on hand to fingerprint local children.
Adults attending the festival will be able to participate in a silent auction and also see a skydiving exhibition. In the evening, a bid dance is scheduled.
The event will take place at Niemietz Park, located three miles east of Randolph AFB on Hwy 78 Admission, parking and entertainment are free, and festivities begin at 11 a m. and will continue through midnight.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 (Metro)