New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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18 Pages in two sections ■ Oct. 20,1993Serving Comal County ■ Home of JOSHUA OWENS
Vol. 141, No. 233
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday mshesjoshua Owens, Barbara Gilbert, Marvin Gilbreath, Mary Jane Gold-stacker, James Knight, Jr., Carl Lavin, Frances Overstreet, Janice Perron, Gladys Roberts,
Irene Ronan, Emma Seitner, Preston Stoats, George Summers, Jr., Gladys Thibodaux, Louis Webb. Happy Anniversary to Xavier A Susie Gaytan.
Preservation program slated
Dick Ryan, the Preservation Architect for the Texas Historical Commission, will be in New Braunfels on Thursday, Oct 21 to present a program on preservation principles and historic architecture for local preservationists.
The program will be held at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 424 S. Casten.
Mr. Ryan's approach is straightforward and fun, and his nationwide experience is a valuable resource. There will be ample time for questions.
Call 608-2100 for more information.
A Taste off Theater to he presented
A Taste of Theater from "The Dining Room" of A.R. Gurney -will be presented by retiring officers of the Book Review Club at its last regular meeting of the year, Tuesday, Oct 26.
Those presenting excerpts from the play are: Lucille Douma, Joyce Billingsley, Sue Luttrell, Nancy and Howard Schultz and Marty and Dick Weicker. The slate of officers for 1994 includes: Doris Amacher, president; Linden Anderson, vice president; Shirley Brooks treasurer, and Isabel Magel, secretary. The program is at IO a.m. in the ballroom of the Senior Citizens' Center with coffee at 9:30 a.m. and short business meeting to follow the program. The public is welcome with a $2 donation per person.
Bows 'N Strings program on tap
The New Braunfels Chapter of the Mid Texas Symphony Guild will present "Bows 'N Strings," a program for fifth graders, on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Diulinger Memorial Library.
The program is for parents who wish their children to learn more about music. A registration will be charged and at least one parent must be a member. For more information, call 629-1526.
Suportrain mooting planned
Citizens Opposing SuperTrain (COST) is planning a meeting to discuss the latest developments on the Texas TOV project. A rally will be held at the McQueeney Lions Club in McQueeney a 7 p.m. on Oct. 2788. Another is planned for Seguin a Staples Civic Center, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 21. For more information, call 379-8147.
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Herefd-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Gruene Music Fest donation
John Payne (right) and Dick Koegle (left), directors of the recent Gruene Music Fest, present Pam Kraft, president of the Comal County United Way, with a check for $10,000 which represents proceeds from the 7th Annual Gruene Music Fest. Payne and Koegle said that $10,000 was the goal set by Gruene Music Fest organizers this year, and added that It could not have been reached without the help of sponsors Texas Commerce Bank, Miller Brewing Co., Kwlk Kopy Printing, New Braunfels Herald-Zeltung, Gruene Merchants Assoc., YI OO FM, Gaynes Productions, TCBY Yogurt, and the United Way.
Morning accident claims the life of San Marcos man
By ROSE MARIE EASH
A two-vehicle accident on northbound Interstate Highway 35 access road at 12:30 a.m. this morning resulted in the death of Turk Haynes, 23, of San Marcos.
According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Jim Shea, Haynes was traveling north on the east frontage road between Kohlenburg and Watson Lane at milepost 195 when he rear-ended a semi-truck without a trailer.
Shea indicated that the accident was not weather-related. The accident took place less than an hour before the storms entered Comal County.
The truck, driven by Raymundo Trejo of San Antonio, had just left the Wal-Mart Distribution Center and was reportedly proceeding at a slow rate of speed when Haynes, driving a 1985 Chrysler LeBaron, hit the truck.
Haynes was also leaving the Wal-Mart Distribution Center where he was an employee.
According to Shea, Haynes was apparently driving at a high rate of speed.
Further investigation revealed that the lighting equipment on the truck was functioning properly and weather was not a factor according to Shea.
“The main contributing factors at this time appear to be speed and fatigue,” said Shea. ‘‘For some reason the driver didn't slow down and collided with the rear of the truck.”
Haynes was wearing a seat belt, but the impact was severe, according to Shea.
Haynes was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace R. G. Blanchard at 1:40 a.m.
Haynes was carrying a Southwest Texas State University student card. He was survived by a wife and son. The driver of the truck was not injured.
Rains did cause havoc on city streets this morning, causing a traffic jam on IH 35 from Rueckle Road to Hwy. 46 at 7:15 am. this morning. However, no accidents were reported from the congestion.
Heavy rains pelt Comal County area
From staff report*
Heavy rains pelted New Braunfels and Comal County early this morning, dropping up to four and one-half inches of rain in some parts of the immediate area.
Local law enforcement officials warned motorists of low areas and roads that are prone to flooding. A flash flood watch was issued early this morning by the National Weather Service for all of Comal County and the surrounding area. The watch is expected to continue through the rest of the day.
Rainfall amounts this morning were 4.5" at Canyon Lake, 3.2" at Bulverde, 2.36" in San Antonio, and 4" just east of New Braunfels.
Inmates gain GED
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Four inmates at the Comal County Jail are making strides to improve themselves and their lives after they are released from jail.
James Wiggins, 25, William Bur-seil, 21, Robert Mittman, 38, and Debra Gonzalez, 23, received their GED Tuesday during a small ceremony held a the Comal County Jail. Diplomas were distributed to the inmates by Dr. Leland Cox, adult education director at the New Braunfels Independent School District.
All said they hoped the classes would help them be better citizens once they are released.
‘‘I got tired of crime,” said Burseil.
‘‘Outside I said I was going to do it a hundred times,” said Wiggins. ‘‘I even paid money and didn’t go to the classes. I thought while I was in here, I might as well do it.”
Mittman said the classes have helped him better himself and have increased his self-esteem.
‘‘I want to try to become a veterinarian. I never got around to doing it. I love animals,” said Mittman.
‘‘My dad owns a business. I wanted to learn a lot more about it,” said Bur-
Chamber endorses Props. 12j4£, 14 & 16
Chamber board also in support of Prop. 2
By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher
Hereld-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
(From loft) Robert Mittman, William Burseil, James Wiggins and Debra Gonzalez show their GED certificates.
“I dropped out of high school in the 11th grade when I was 17,” said Gonzales. “I always wanted to go to college and be a veterinarian assistant.
I never had a chance to get it (GED). While I was in jail, I decided to get it."
Burseil and Mittman are in jail on probation violations. Their original charges were burglary. Wiggins has been jailed on a parole violation and was also originally charged with burglary. Gonzalez was jailed on aggravated assault charges. She is one of two women who attend the class.
All four of the graduates said they are excited about telling their families.
Gonzales said she has not been able to contact her husband because he is
also in jail. However, she said he will be happy. She said she also plans to contact her foster family in Ohio and has already written to her grandmother.
‘‘I promised my grandmother I would do this,” said Mittman. ‘‘It will really make her happy.”
‘‘My mom couldn’t get over it. She kept saying ‘I'm proud of you,” said Wiggins.
Inmates attend classes for two hours per day two days aweek. They must pass a series of tests before receiving their diplomas.
The class is taught by Gene Lanzl of Canyon Lake. It is part of the Comal, Boerne, Navarro, New Braunfels, Schertz-Cibolo and Sequin Adult Education Cooperative.
Payne encourages United Way participation
Director was one of the original organizers of Gruene Music Fest event
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Things may be a little slower for John Payne, a member of the United Way of Comal County board of directors, now that the Seventh Annual Greene Music Fest ii over.
Payne, 38, has been working with the Greene Music Fest since 1987 and said he plans to continue to be promote the event. This year he coordinated the event along with board member Dick Koegle.
Payne began working with the United Way of Comal County three yean ago.
“I think my work with the Greene Music Fast bnxight me to the attention of the board,” he said.
“I was one of the first original organizer of the music fest," he said.
Payne has also contributed to the board by serving this year as small business drive co-chairman.
ership. We contacted each busineaa by mail and phone,” he laid.
Payne said he encourages people to donate to the United Way because it ii a good cause.
"If you are looking for a good cause and want to get involved in the community and don't know about the local United Way drive, I encourage you to find a source to inform yourself vis the local United Way office and Joe Wort or any of the board members,” he said.
“I encourage people to look at the good things United Way doea for people in need here at home and then make the decision to contribute time or money to the United Way of Comal County,” he said.
Payne is the owner of Gayne'i Productions, which ii a promotional business. He is allo the immediate past pro* idem of the Lake Dunlap Property Association. Payne ii married to Lynn Payne. He has two children, Jarred, 6,
The directors of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce moved this week to support Propositions 12,13,14 and 16 on the Nov. 2 ballot.
The Chamber’s board earlier agreed to urge support of Proposition 2.
The board Monday also agreed to take no position on Proposition 4.
The board's action followed the recommendations of the Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Committee. The committee’s report was delivered by Bill Morton, who heads the committee and who is chairman-elect of the Chamber board.
Preposition 2 is “The constitutional amendment to promote the reduction of pollution and to encourage the preservation of jobs by authorizing the exemption from ad valorem taxation of real and personal property used for the control of air, water, or land pollution.”
Proposition 4 is "The constitutional amendment prohibiting a personal income tax without voter approval and, if an income tax is enacted, dedicating the revenue to education and limiting the rate of local school taxes.”
Morton told the Chamber board that the Legislative Affairs Committee "found the language in this proposal confusing and felt it could be misinterpreted by the voters. The committee also felt,” he said, '‘that although we favor the right of the voters to determine whether or not future taxes will be levied, a for voce could make it easier for the legislature to pea a future income tax.
“In addition,” Morton continued, “dedicating the money to a particular item in the state budget gives no guar
antee that the money will not be needed for another state function, such as law enforcement or health care, in the future.
‘‘Many committee members,” Morton concluded, ‘‘felt the language in the proposed amendment was set up as a ploy that could make it easier for the legislature to pass an income tax in the future.”
Preposition 12 is "The constitutional amendment permitting the denial of bail to certain persons charged with certain violent or sexual offenses committed while under the supervision of a criminal justice agency of the state or a political subdivision of the state.”
Proposition 13 is "The constitutional amendment relating to the amount and expenditure of certain constitutionally dedicated funding for public institutions of higher education.”
Proportion 14 is "The constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of up to $1 billion in general obligation bonds payable from the general revenues of the state for projects relating to facilities of corrections and mental health and mental retardation institutions.”
Proposition 16 is "The constitutional amendment authorizing up to a total of SHK) million in bonds and notes to be issued or sold to finance the Texas agricultural fond for providing financial assistance to develop, increase, improve, or expand the production, processing, marketing, or export of crops or products grown or produced primarily In this state by agricultural businesses domiciled in the state ”
Morton pointed out that “with Mission Valley Textiles involved with organic cotton and the Texas Agricultural Department... this amendment could help New Braunfels specifically”
Grand Opening set for tomorrow
“We Identify 260 small business and contact their lead- lwi jCMe, 3, He moved to New Braunfcll in 1983.
The Community Service Center has been rebuilt once again to serve the citizens of the New Braunfels area, after a fire destroyed the facility several months ago.
The public is invited to the grand opening ceremony Thursday, Oct. 21,
at 6:30 p.m. at their new location, 132 Caddell Lane.
An open house and a tour of the Center ii planned to thank the community for the generosity that has made
it possible for the Center to continue to serve those in need.Buy it! Sell it! Trade it! Herald-Zeitung Classifieds get results! 625-9144