New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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10 Pages in one section ■ Tuesday, October 24,1995
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 143
2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO, TX 79903-
Vol. 143, No. 246
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Ray Seiler is taken from a car accident on Highways under Interstate 35 Saturday. He was flown by AirLife to Brooke Army Medical Center where he is in critical condition. The wreck was just one of several in the city since Friday.
Schertz Fire Department personnel look over a motorcycle involved in an accident on Interstate 35 Monday morning.
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to:Rodger Mack, Drew Campbell, Cindy Moos, Steve Link and Dorothy Link.
River and aquifer information
Comal River -262 cubic-feet-person. same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer — 624.72 feet above sea level, down 02. Guadalupe River — 120 cfs.
Blood drive tomorrow for Seale teacher
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Seele Elementary is calling for donations to help Seele fifth grade teacher Carol Czerwonky — blood donations.
Many units of blood are part of the arsenal in Czerwonky’s fight for life as she awaits a liver transplant. The blood drive will help replenish depleted blood supplies, said school officials.
Czerwonky has been a teacher at Seele for years, said parent and former student Jeanette Gorski. New Braunfels is full of Czerwonky's grateful former students — and full of grateful parents of her current and recent students, she said.
“She is an incredible, incredible teacher,” Gorski said Czerwonky has that ability to help students reach above and beyond what they thought they could do — and have fun while they’re doing it, she said "The test scores from her kids were off the charts." Gorski said.
A bloodmobile will accept donations in the Seele parking lot off Bell Street from 8 to 11 a m. tomorrow, school officials said.
Project Kiss will hold a spaghetti dinner at Eagles Hall at Canyon Lake Oct 28 at 6 p m. to raise money for a community youth recreation center. Skits and a silent auction will be held as well Dinner is $4
Eden Home Country Store
The Eden Home Country Store will be held from 9 a m to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 27 at the Eden Home Friendship Room. Proceeds benefit the resident council project: a gardening deck off the coffee break room Your donation of baked goods and garage sale items are needed. Call 625-6291, ext. 274 for information
Jaycees host haunted house
The Jaycees will have a haunted house and carnival Oct. 28 and 29 from 11 a rn to 5 p.m. and Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p m at the New Braunfels Factory Stores (old Lenox store) to benefit Toys for Tots.
Cancer support group to moot
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 anc Trust, 1000 N. Walnut Anyone with Cancer, and their significant other is invited to attend. Call 629-1763 for information.City sees string of car accidents
By DENISE DZIUK and DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer
A Canyon Lake man was airlifted to Brooke Army Medical Center on Fn-day night after he lost control of his 1989 silver Dodge pickup on River Road and hit a tree head on. Department of Public Safety Trooper Randy Wells said.
The accident occurred at 10:30 p.m. John Arthur Myers, 33, of Canyon Lake was traveling a half-mile northwest of the Mountain Breeze Camp when he lost control of his pickup after he failed to negotiate a left turn. His truck then swerved, hit a tree on the right side of the road and wrapped around the tree. Wells said. Myers broke his right leg, a hip, left arm and jaw. Myers was not under the influence of alcohol and w as not traveling at a high rate of speed w hen the accident occurred. Wells said. The DPS trooper said that wearing a seatbelt saved Myers’ life. Myers was in satisfactory condition at BAMC.
Local law enforcement officials were kept busy the past several days w ith a series of additional w recks. One accident involved five cars, and tied up traffic for 45 minutes, and Airlift* was called to the scene of another to transfer a patient to the hospital.
The first wreck occurred Friday at
By DAVID DE KUNDER
Five new members were elected to the Canyon Lake Action C enter board of directors Saturday at the center's annual meeting.
Phyllis Wallace, Ben C layton, Bill Phillips, Marie Files and Bernice Mas-terson were elected by their fellow CL AC members. All five members will serve a one-year term.
CLAC Executive Director Janeta C ox reviewed the past year in her annual report. C ox said the center’s food pantry provided food to 330 families, a total of about 1,320 people.
The center made many reassurance calls during the year. A reassurance call is made by a CLAC volunteer to shut-ins, the homebound and the elderly each day. The CLAC has made 2,496 reassurance calls, Cox said.
Treasurer Bob Staton reported that the center had $6,500 in donations for the first nine months of this year. This figure was $2,(XX) more than the center had at the beginning of the year.
about 6:18, on IH-35, near the Guadalupe River bridge. According to the police report, several cars stopped for traffic congestion. The fifth car hit the vehicle in front of it, and started a chain reaction, involv ing the four vehicles in front of it. The report showed that the third and fourth cars actually got hung together. One driver w as complaining of pain, how ever, EMS was not called to the scene. Traffic w as tied up for about 45 minutes. until the area could be cleaned.
The second accident occurred on Saturday, at about 11:15 a.m. A 1990 Buick Le Sabre, driven by Bernice Seiler, of Kenady, TX, attempted to turn left off of Highway 46 onto the 111 35 frontage road. Seller failed to yield the right of w ay, and was struck by a 1994 OMC Suburban, driven by Rachael Barber, of New Braunfels,
The CLAC Thrift Shop recorded an increase in sales, member Barbara Jelonek said. Jelonek said the thrift shop received $7,308 this year, an 18 percent increase from 1994. Jelonek told the CLAC members that a 480-square-foot addition will be added to the thrift shop.
“The Canyon Lake community has been real generous to the thrift shop,” Jelonek said.
Staton also gave the volunteer report. Staton reported that I IO volunteers had given 13,087.5 hours of work to the center for the year.
“By having these volunteers, it is equivalent to hiring nine full-time employees,” Staton said.
Jack Wallace, chairman of the CLAC Crisis Committee, said the committee expended $10,096. 81 for people who needed help paying their rent, utilities, water, gas or prescription bills. Wallace said this was an increase of $4,458.45 from 1994. The increases were attributed to high costs for utility, rent, electricity and gas bills.
reports state. Barber was not hurt. Seiler was transported to McKenna, where she was treated and released. The driver’s husband. Ray Seiler, w as a passenger in the vehicle. AirLife took him to Brooke Army Medical Center. where he is in critical condition.
The third accident occurred at about 8:45 a.m. Monday, on IH-35, between the 180 and 181 mile markers. Edward T. Scholl, of New Braunfels, w as traveling north on a motorcycle. He approached a ear driven by Hilda Owen, of New Braunfels. According to police reports, Ow en tned to change lanes to move out Scholl’s way, and Scholl attempted to change lanes at the same time. He lost control of the motorcycle, and skidded onto the median. Owen was uninjured. Scholl was taken to University Hospital, w here he was treated and released.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
The city council unanimously approved a $767,637 1996 budget for the Convention and Visitors Bureau (C&VB) at last night's meeting. But only after a debate between the chamber and the Hispanic chamber, which Councilwoman Jan Kennady dubbed “apples and oranges” to the budget question at hand.
C&VB Director Jim Scheele gave a detailed, item-by-item description of the budget. It does not include building an Interstate 35 visitors' center in 1996, w hich had been in the chamber's long-range plans.
“The visitors’ center w as scrapped." Scheele said. “After the Apnl 24 meeting, when our contract was not renewed, we cancelled it,” he said.
The C&VB's current contract with the city of New Braunfels runs through June of 1997. In April, the C&VB asked for a five-year extension of the contract, but the city council balked at the idea.
“I hate to see that cut out,” said Mayor Pro-Tem Chris Bowers. “I don't see why you can't go on w ith it."
With no guarantee of future funds, the chamber couldn’t rectify making later payments in a multi-year contract for a visitors’ center building, said Michael Meek, chamber president.
"We want to know if that budget is including a Hispanic market initiative,” said Cristina Aguilar-Friar of the Hispanic chamber. Friar wanted to present the Hispanic chamber’s goals and a detailed budget to the city council, she said.
‘The visitors’ center was scrapped. After the April 24 meeting, when our contract was not renewed, we cancelled it.’
— Jim Scheele
"This has already been contracted to the greater chamber, so it's apples and oranges.” Kennady said.
How w ould approv al of the chamber's 1996 budget affect future bids, asked Ron Gonzalez, Hispanic chamber chair of the board.
"It’s under contract until June 6. 1997.” Councilman Tim Walker said.
The chamber’s budget is now a part of public record, said Mayor Paul E. Fraser Jr., and w ill be available through the City Secretary's office.
Meek read a five-page prepared statement in w hich he claimed the Hispanic Chamber was asking for 25 percent of hotel motel tax funds. The statement defended the chamber’s practices and scud by committing money to "‘new ’ programs by the Hispanic chamber, there will be lost business.”
"This debate will rage on until June of “97. but we have a budget before us." Walker said.
Last night’s debate, "from when they started talking about the contract through all of it w as out of order,’ Kennady said. "That money is already allocated.” she said.
The city council approved the budget unanimously.
School prays for student with leukemia
Blood drive planned for tomorrow at Sts. Peter and Paul School
By MELANIE GERIK
When Charles Luna, 12, was diagnosed with leukemia in September, the students at Sts. Peter and Paul School "adopted” him.
"We’ve been bombarding heaven with our prayers,” said Nonna Miller, principal of Sts. Peter and Paul School.
Students and teachers pray for the seventh-grader every day in the morning prayers. Some pray nine-day novenas for him, in addition to other class dedications.
"Some of the students give up their recesses so they can go into church to recite the Rosary' for him,” Miller said.
On Wednesday, the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will hold a blood drive from I p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul School.
Anyone w ho is betw een 17 and 72 years old, weighs at least I IO pounds and is in good general health can attempt to donate. Potential donors
‘Some of th* students give up their recesses so they can go bito church to recite the rosary for him.’
— Norma Miller
will receive a free mini-physical, consisting of blood pressure, iron level, pulse and temperature checks.
Yvette Luna, Charles’ mother, said her son is on his first round of chemotherapy treatments, which con-sisits of oral and intravenous medicines given to him at his doctor’s office in San Antonio.
“Every now and then, his blood count ge’s low, so he needs transfusions,” Mrs. Luna said.
Charles is on a waiting list for a bone marrow transplant, said Martha Fletcher-Bohrer, a spokeswoman for
the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. She added that Charles' family members did not match the requirements to give Charles hone marrow, but the center is now searching a nationw ide directory to find a suitable donor.
Miller said Charles is a “quiet fellow but well-liked by students.” Before he was diagnosed with leukemia, Charles played volleyball and w as looking forw ard to playing basketball for his school, Miller said.
Mrs. I una said Charles has spent the last month getting used to the chemotherapy, playing Sega games, expanding his comic book collection and reading. She said he will begin home-bound schooling this week In addition to the blood drive, Miller said the school was planning a possible spaghetti dinner to help pay Charles’ expenses. Profits from a booth selling guardian angel pins at the school carnival this weekend also will benefit the family.
“We’re hoping for him to rejoin us soon,” Miller said.CLAC board swears in five new membersFor subscription or advertising information, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144.