New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 22, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Dennis W. Koepp, Spud and Joyce George, Becky Fest, Lindsey A. Valdez, Justin Shay Garcia (5 years), Renee Juarez Jr, Ruth Cole (93 years), Arnold Robertson and Gloria P. Guerrero.
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Woman assaulted while others protest violence against women
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
A New Braunfels man allegedly committed a sexual assault about the time that local citizens and officials gathered in Lamia Park to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a candlelight vigil, according to Sheriff Department reports.
Comal County Sheri IT Jack Bremer and Sheriffs deputies arrested New Braunfels resident Mario Espinoza, age 30, at the 300 block of Paradise Alley on Thursday afternoon, on a sexual assault charge. Espinoza was arrested without incident
Bond was set at $50,000 by Precinct I Justice of the Peace Diane Campos.
“After visiting with this young lady and hearing and seeing the trauma and her emotional distress, we elected to move very quickly and quietly to get the suspect off the street,” Bremer said.
Sheriffs officers had to proceed cautiously, Bremer said, because Espinoza had worked in security and had access to a police scanner. “We did not want him to elude the arrest warrant,” he said.
The Comal County Women’s Center will be contacted to assist the victim, the report said.
Espinoza was released Friday on bond.
Bond vote recount could be Wednesday
By MELANIE GERIK
A committee might recount the votes of the close $17.95 million Comal Independent School District tax bond election Wednesday.
Abel Campos, director of business operations for the district, said the date was contigent upon notifying the three counters, chairman and two observers of the committee.
As of late Friday afternoon, Campos said he still had not continued the date with one or two committee members.
“We want a date that’s convenient for every
body,” he said.
Voters approved the bond on Oct. 14 by ll votes, 1,077-1,066. A petition signed by ll dis-tnet taxpayers was tiled Thursday in Superintendent Jerry Major’s office.
Douglas Kirk, who helped organize the petition, has said he does not expect the results to be overturned, but "when you have a close election, you want to satisfy yourself that the numbers are correct," he said.
The bond will fund a new 800-student middle school and renovations and expansions to some of the existing campuses.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Fun in the patch
At left, Judge Ito (Dr. Henri Boodee) carves up a pumpkin during a contest sponsored by McKenna Memorial Hospital at the Pumpkin Patch Friday. The event raises money for the Elliot Knox Nursing Scholarship. Above, Isabel Saenz gets her face painted. The Pumpkin Patch also featured a costume contest, raffle, free trick or treat bags and more.
Mid-Texas Symphony to perform today
The Mid-Texas Symphony will perform in New Braunfels for the first time this eason on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Civic Center.
Guest Conductor Franz Krager will lead the orchestra in a program featuring Beethoven's “Symphony No.
4." Percussionists Sherry D. Smith, Genaro Gonzalez, and Dave Roth will be featured. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and over) and college students, and $3 for students through high school. Tickets are available at the door. For information, call 629-0336.
Cancer support group to meet
The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will meet at 6:30 p m, Thursday, Oct. 26, in the North Building of Victoria Bank and Trust, 1000 N. Walnut. Anyone with Cancer, and their significant other is invited to attend Call 629-1763 for information.
Unitarians-Univorsalists to moot
A Umtarian-Universalist organizational meeting will be held at 300 Lincoln, the home of Thea Chessher, on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone interested is warmly encouraged to attend The group believes in acceptance, freedom of thought, and community service. For information, call 629-4262.
Ducks Unlimited banquet tickets still available
Only 21 of the 250 tickets to the Nov. 14 Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction remained available Friday, accordng to Jim Cook, chairman.
Individual tickets are $50. A table is $500
"Whoever gets their money in first," Cook said, "gets the ticket And if you're number 251, we're sorry."
The proceeds from the banquet and its associated auction and raffle activities help preserve wetland habitat essential to the preservation of more than 600 wildlife species, including ducks, geese and endangered species like the whooping crane and bald eagle.
For more information, or to buy tickets, call Jim Cook or a member of his staff at 625-7775 or go by Cook's office at 389 S. Seguin St.
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Cougars roll over Unicorns
Wurst Bowl goes to the Canyon Cougars. Complete local football coverage starts on Page 7 A.
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River outfitters blamed for litter
‘lf outfitters use (the river) as a place of business, they ought to keep it clean.’
— Fonda Wetsel
improve by addressing the problem of how the trash is getting into the river in the first place.
“There have been major improvements, not just in the amount of cans going in (the river) in the first plaoe. but in public aw areness also. The education needs to continue,” he said.
The idea of having outfitters count the number of cans going on and off the river was then discussed. Residents said outfitters could count the number of cans each group takes on the river, lf the same number did not come off the river, money would be taken out of their deposit. Residents felt outfitters would cooperate because they would get to keep the money, as well as be able to recycle the cans.
Sheriff Jack Bremer said he felt residents needed to leave the meeting w uh some sort of plan, so people would not feel like they wasted their time. Residents agreed to contact service organizations to start a campaign resembling “Adopt a Highway," and look further into education, and work with the outfitters.
Mayo said he would continue to hold similar meetings in connection with the WORD board. However, he said homeowners and river outfitters would have to address the problem together for progress to occur.
“I don’t think we can any longer sit on opposite sides of the river, so to speak. The outfitters and homeowners will have to get together at some point,” said Mayo.
Wetsel said she was not satisfied at the end of the meeting. She said she w anted to see a more definite set of actions come out of meeting so improvements could be made.
“The homeowners here aren’t hell-raisers. We’re just frustrated. We haven’t been able to solve the problem and we want help from our officials,” she said.
By DENISE DZIUK
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Ifs a smash
Brian Lee brings a sledge hammer down on a car at the the New Braunfels High School car smashing, sponsored by the Student Council to build excitement before the Wurst Bowl. The Unicorns fell to the Canyon Cougars in the game Friday night.
Several homeowners along the Guadalupe River met with local and state officials Saturday, and the the main issue homeowners wanted to discuss was litter.
Officials from the county, the state, the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority, and Texas Parks and Wildlife answered questions about w hat could be done to clean up, or prevent, littering on the river. State Representative Edmund Kuempel said he realizes litter is a problem, but he said there will always be some, and the aim needs to be reducing it.
“Certainly when you have thousands of people per day all through the summer, yes we’re going to have trash. There’s no question of that,” he said.
Homeowners questioned whether outfitters should be responsible for cleaning up more of the litter. Bill Mayo, a member of the Water Oriented Recreation District and a homeowner, said WORD has contracted w ith two outfitters to provide river cleanup. However, he said other outfitters do not help.
“As far as other outfitters go, it’s a cold day in hell before you'll see other outfitters out here cleaning up," he said.
Several people suggested outfitters should be responsible for cleaning up the river. They said employers are responsible for keeping their place of business clean, and the same logic should be applied to the river.
"lf outfitters use (the river) as a place of business, they ought to keep it clean," said Fonda Wetsel, w ho organized the meeting.
Kuempel, as well as officials from Parks and Wildlife said this was not possible. They said once tourists leave the outfitters property, they are responsible for their own actions. Officials said the solution will have to tackle the source of the problem, and not the effect.
"What we’ve got to do is work with and encourage those people using the river to keep it clean,” said County Judge Carter Casteel.
David Welsch, GBRA director of project development, said he believes the problem has gotten better, and it can continue toFor subscription or advertising information, call 625-9144 during business hours.