New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Advance ticket sales end soon
From staff report*
There arc only a few days left to save some money by purchasing advance tickets to Wurstfest, which begins Friday, Oct. 29, according to Wurstfest President Gary Bird.
Adult admission advance tickets cost 55 if purchased by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct 28. Adult tickets at the gate will cost S6.
Children 12 years-old and under are admitted free. Admission to the Wursthalle this year is free.
Advance tickets can be purchased at the Wurstfest offices in Lamia Park
More than 60 entertaining groups, including a 44-piece band from Winkels, Germany, and a special accordion entourage, will appear at the 33rd annual Wurstfest, a 10-day showcase of German food, music, dance, heritage and fun.
Slated this year for Oct. 29 - Nov. 7, Wurstfest is a German/Texas festival that attracts more than 100,000 people from around the world to New Braunfels.
For more information, call 625 9167.
The Night Caller
(EDITOR'S NOTE - The following is the second in a series of local ghost stories.)
By BERT WALL
Special to tho Hor aki-Ze Hung
On Super Bowl Sunday in 1989, my son, B C., and a group of his college friends had gathered at our house to enjoy some festivities and watch the Super Bowl game, little did we know we would also have a very special “night caller.”
Early in the afternoon, B.C., along with two of his friends, John and Corey, had gone out to explore the back valley which for many years now, we have called Haunted Valley. It wasn’t long before John found himself alone, but since it isn’t uncommon for explorers to take off in different directions, he didn’t give it a second thought. But later he told us of a chilling experience. As he continued walking up the creekbcd, lie knelt down to take a closer look at a crystal rock that was glistening in the sun Suddenly an extrcmly cold chill came upon him, as if he had entered a freezer box.
When he attempted to stand up, he found some force had paralyzed him in the kneeling position Within a split second he heard something rustling along the embankment Then he saw it — a large silver-grey wolf, surrounded by a haze of some sort, was crouched in a small cleanng directly above him.
Suddenly, the wolf leaped — and passed through John’s body! John felt no impact at all and at the moment wolf seemingly exited his body. John was released and fell backwards and the wolf was gone. He returned to the truck but felt something, or someone, remained within him. After the Super Bowl, the boys went back to San Marcos and we settled in for the night. Around midnight I finally began to doze off, but became fully alert when I heard “Dad! Dad!” I flipped on the bedside lamp and saw B.C. standing in the bedroom doorway. His face was flushed and he was noticeably un-ncrved as he told me that John had gone a little crazy and insisted on coming back out to the ranch.
In an effort to get John to talk, B C. and Corey left us alone. I asked John what was bothering him. He didn’t say a word, but suddenly seemed to lose control of his body. His arms and legs twisted in all directions, as if he was double-jointed and his breathing was frightfully irregular. Every now and then you could tell that he tried to regain control of his body, but within seconds he would slip back into those contortions.
It seemed like an eternity before John calmed down. Once again he fixed his eyes on the fireplace and suddenly he begin to speak — but the voice I heard was not John’s. (B.C. and his friend recognized it as the voice John had used in the car on
the drive back to the ranch, but they hadn’t been able to understand the foreign language he was chanting.)
This time he spoke English and with this deeper, much older man’s voice, he began describing a bloody battle between two Indian tribes. It was as if he had a ring-side seat and as he continued giving a blow by blow description of the battle, there was no doubt that he had actually been there — a spirit from the past, a special night caller.
For some reason this Indian’s spirit had chosen John as a medium to relay the events of that particular battle and the pain he felt was visible on John’s face as he decribed every gruesome detail. Apparently the battle took place back in the early 1800s after his tribe and a rival tribe had both claimed sacred ground rights to a particular picoe of land From the description, I have no doubt the sacred land they fought for is within the boundaries of our Chaparral Ranch.
The spirit was present for five to ten minutes, leaving abruptly as a gust of wind whistling across the living room and out the closed kitchen window. John had closed his eyes and dozed off for a brief moment. When he awoke he sat straight up in his chair and, obviously confused by his surroundings, asked what he was doing back at the ranch. He had no recollection of what had happened.
And, the night caller never returned.
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22 Pages in two sections ■ Oct. 27,1993
Serving Comal County ■ Home of SUE
■ Vol. 141, No. 243
County expected to file for summary judgment in suit
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Sue Ward, B.C. Smith Jr., Lucy Hartfiel, Linda Klabunde, Margie Gonzalez, Susan Kay Stoeltje (belated), Belinda Vargas, Irene Bartels, Roy Borchers, Elaine Bryant, Dorothy Fischer, Inez Haraway, Martha Lavin, John Mac-Mullen, Richard Stevens.
Dr. R.C. Sprout to appear in Austin
Dr. R.C. Sproul, well known Presbyterian theologian, will be in Austin Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for a special seminar open to the public entitled "A Quest For Holiness."
Dr. Sproul is a professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is also the president of Ligonier Ministries, and is featured on numerous radio and television program across the country.
For more information call Christ Presbyterian Church of New Braunfels at 629-0405.
Mid-Texas Symphony meeting slated Monday
The Mid-Texas Symphony Guild, New Braunfels chapter,'"" will meet Monday, Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to I p.m. at the Victoria Bank meeting room, 1000 N. Walnut St The Guild has a number of activities which support the Mid-Texas Symphony, and new members are welcome. Members can bring brown bag lunches to the meeting. For more information, call Arlene Buhl at 625-6411.
Newcomers Club to mast Nov. 2
The monthly meeting of the New Braunfels Newcomers Club will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2 at IO a.m. at the Senior Citizens Center. Guest speaker will be Diane Schulz, a pharmacist at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Schulz will speak on the differences between generic and namebrand drugs.
Members are encouraged to buy tickets for the Dec. 7 Christmas dinner dance, held at the American Legion Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with music from the Seven Dutchmen. Cost is $14 per person.
Hsrstd-Zeltung seeks weather drawings
i The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is seeking weather drawings from local youth.
"We're asking any interested youth in New Braunfels and Comal County to draw their best pictures of sunny, rainy, overcast days," said Managing Editor Mark Lyon. "We’ll use them in our weather fore as is each day."
Children should include their name, age and parents' names on the back of their drawings. Send drawings to 707 Landa, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.
For more information, call 625-9144.
(The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites Us readers to sub mil items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German communi ty, "Stammtisch" represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to shbre with us.)
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Lucille Douma, a volunteer for the annual Heritage Exhibit, works on one of the mannequins to be featured at the annual event, to be held Oct. 29 - Nov. 7. The Heritage Exhibit Gala preview will be held Thursday night at the civic center. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
By JENNIFER ROM PEL Staff Writer_
Comal County Officials intend to file a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit recently filed against them by the owners of Bungy over Texas, according to Comal County Judge Carter Casteel.
The case was filed by J.F.F. Enterprises Inc., Robert Wecdn, Ray Bullock and Ray Harlow. Defendants in the case are Comal County, the Comal County Sheriffs Department, Prciss Heights Property Association Williams, Daniel Moore, Jeanette Ormand, Larry Ormand, Scott ‘Tom” Hensley and R.J. Richardson.
J.F.F. Enterprises is claiming the
Bungee Jump, county, at odds over signs
Precinct I County Commissioner Jumbo Evans said the law gives the county the authority to pick up a sign. He said if the signs are of a limited value, the county does not have to notify the owner of the signs being removed. He also said any claims of selective
defendants deprived them of their civil rights. The incidents in question allegedly occurred during 1991 through 1992. The Bungy Jump is located on Edwards Boulevard in the Prciss Heights Subdivision.
According to Wccdn, some of the incidents include the taking of Bungy Jump signs from a location on River Road and Edwards Boulevard in the Prciss Heights Subdivision. Weedn said he has pictures of various individuals, including county officials, taking signs from the location.
Wcedn said the signs were in county right of way but he said 50 other signs were also at the location and were not removed. He is claiming the county used selective enforcement in removing the signs.
However, Casteel said state law regulates signs in the right of way and that the county has the right to remove signs.
A motion to dismiss the lawsuit was made by The Preiss Heights Property Owner’s Association and Jim Williams, a resident of the subdivision and the association’s president. This motion was converted to a motion for summary judgment by U S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Stein Nowak.
The judge’s order stated any evidence concerning a summary judgment should be submitted to the court by Oct. 25 and that the plaintiff should respond on or before Nov ll.
The judge also granted a request by Comal County and the Comal County Sheriffs Department for a more definite statement This requires the plaintiff to separate each cause of action into separate accounts and to point out which claims are being made against Comal County and the sheriffs office Plaintiffs said the case may go to trial in the latter part of 1994. Wecdn said he does not believe the case will gototnal at all.
“I don’t think they’re wanting all this aired publicly,” he said.
‘You Bet Your Hair?’
McKenna’s Brierty, Campos go extra mile in seeing hospital’s United Way goal is met
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writar
Tim Brierty and Dr. Carlos Campos, of McKenna Memorial Hospital have chosen to go the extra mile to see that the hospital’s United Way donation goal is met.
The pair has volunteered to get crew cuts if the hospital staff can raise S2,400 for the United Way drive.
“Our normal routine is showing the United Way video and trying to require people to spend a few minutes in the classroom,” said Brierty, assistant hospital administrator.
“In a hospital setting, it is difficult to get away from your job and it’s tough to get employees to
come to the classroom,” he said.
An advertisement in the llerald-Zeitung from Gaston’s Hair Skin and Nails on Walnut Avenue turned on a light bulb in Bricr-ty’s head.
The ad featured
the salon’s comput-Tlm Brierty cr jmagjng system.
“I called Dr. Campos (the 1994 chief of start) because I knew it
featuring the pair’s computer imaging photographs.
The staff is being challenged to meet the S2,400 goal by Nov. I.
The current count is SI,900, just S500 short of the goal. Donations from persons outside the hospital staff are not accepted.
“I get harassed every day,” said Brierty. “People pull back my hair to sec what it will look like. I’m also recently married anti they ask if I’ve told
Brierty said he has told his wife and she asks daily how close they staff is to reaching the goal.
If the goal is met, the pair will have their heads shaved in the hospital dining room on Nov. I.
Memorandums have been distributed throughout the hospital
Dr. Carlos Campos
would take more than myself,” he said. “Our goal was $1,200 and I decided we could meet that pretty easily. I thought we should double that goal. We decided on crew cuts in remembrance of the hospital’s 40th anniversary.”For news, subscription or advertising information, call 625-9144