New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 6, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeltung wishes “happy birthday** today to J J*. Doughty, Aurora Molina, Jill Petered Caesar Laguna and Shirley Kimes.
Happy birthday Saturday to Amanda Rayburn, Kristin Reeves, Janice Noble, Mary Ann Reyna, Jesse Rosales, Oary Walski and Alfredo Rosales Sr.
Belated birthday wishes to Laura 0. Bennett.
Wishes for a happy anniversary today to Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Outierrez, Raul and Louisa Monuz, Lee and Ruby Bretzke and Harold and Ann Beck.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Oive our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we'd like to share in the greetings. HOSTS needs volunteers New Braunfels Independent School District HOSTS program is looking for energetic, caring volunteer mentor/tutors for the 1991-92 school years. Concern for children, the ability to read and the commitment of one hour each week is all that's necessary to be able to improve a child’s ability to succeed. To volunteer for Carl Schurz Elementary (4th and 5th graders) call 625-7361 and for the New Braunfels Middle School (6th and 7th graders) call 625-7728. Riverfest volunteers
Friends for Rivers is looking for volunteers to help with registration and parking at Riverfest Saturday, Sept. 21. Participants of Riverfest will clean up the Guadalupe River from Canyon Lake Dam to New Braunfels. To help clean up call any river outfitter on the Guadalupe River to pre-register. To volunteer for registration and parking call Dee Buck at 629-6583. Business ssmlnar City of New Braunfels Special Projects Department and the Alamo Area Council of Governments will sponsor a seminar to instruct local businesses how to expand operations by selling their products or services to federal or aute governments. The seminar is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6 pro. at the Municipal Complex, 424 S. Casten Ave. in the large conference room. For more information call 625-3425.
Sneak preview tickets
The last day to buy tickets for the Sneak Preview of the Business Trade Show, Tuesday, Sept. IO, is today. The Sneak Preview is the kick-off for the Business Trade Show which runs Tuesday evening and all day on Wednesday. Call the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at 625-2385 for more information.
New Braunfels Independent School District is offering exercise classes beginning Sept. 9 every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesda; r from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is $1.50 per class — $7 monthly. Classes will consist of exercise with light weights, isolation with rubber -bands and light step aerobics. Classes will be at the Academy Street Oym. For more information cal 620-6200.
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Showers or thunderstorms, possible heavy this afternoon and evening, again are forecast for today. Today's high near 88 should be followed by an overnight low of 73. Partly cloudy conditions this weekend yield a slight chance for rain with highs in the low 90s and lows in the mid^70s anticipated. For weather details, please see Page 2.
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Vol. 139, No. 208
County seeks computer upgrade bids
By MARK WARNKEN •tall Writer
Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday unanimously approved advertising for bids on a promised remedy to its computerized data-processing ills.
The proposed computer system upgrade, which would cost an estimated $492,000 in the first year, likely will be considered for final approval by the end of the month. Independent computer consultant Bill McGinty, based in Seguin, recently recommended the move.
Total costs for the first year of the program — proposed by the county’s current software supplier, Plano-based The Software Oroup (TSO) — features a $344,000 main computer upgrade for the Courthouse judicial system. The remaining funds cover software upgrades, software support, hardware maintenance and 60 additional computer terminals above the current 128 for the county’s financial,
Court delaying decision on poll consolidation
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday delayed a request to consolidate voting precincts for the Nov. 5 suite constitutional amendment election.
County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury proposed consolidating the current 23 county voting precincts into 14 polling places in an effort to save money. A large number of voters are expected because of the proposed lottery amendment, she said.
Commissioners voted to table action on the request until Bosenbury reports on the extra costs of keeping all the polling locations open and the expected voter turnout from each precinct proposed for consolidation.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Morris “Moe" Schwab said the lottery is such an important issue that the county should consider convenience for voters.
“I feel that all the polling places in the county should be open to give the people a chance to vote for or against this lottery," Schwab said.
County Judge Carter Casteel also expressed concern that by routinely consolidating voting precincts for state constitutional amendments the county could be contributing to low turnout if voters avoid longer drives and also could be sending a message that such elections are less important.
Bosenbury said new state rules have increased convenience by allowing any voter to cast a ballot absentee by personal appearance. Of the estimated 15,000 expected to vote Nov. 15, about a third will vote absentee, she said.
Each polling place requires three people each paid $5 an hour, along with small rental charges at some locations and other fees, Bosenbury said.
judicial and Sheriffs Department difference to me. I want someone to be responsible for the computer system in this county so I don't have to
“I’m not in a hurry, but I’ve been here since Nov. 26 and we're still talking about it. We hired a computer
consultant and he made a recommendation ... I want to either proceed posthaste or quit talking about it and work with what we’ve got and limp along,"
County Computer Services Manager Fred O’Neal, in a prepared statement to the court, denied responsibility for the county's current computer problems, saying he has done everything possible to make the best of a bad situation.
"If you will check the public records from this court, you will find the present computer system is not the system that I recommended, nor is it the system recommended by the (county’s) Computer Steering Committee," O’Neal said.
Commissioners should be able to give final approval to an upgrade bid systems.
While several outdated computer terminals in the Sheriffs Department will be replaced, most of the county’s current hardware will continue in use, TSG President Glenn Smith said.
In the second year of the proposed
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September 6 1991
One Section, 16 Pages
A tear-stained face and outstretched arms seem to indicate the need for a little attention amonQ the yougsters served by Sts. Peter and Paul Church School. Ashley Euresti, above, a 3-year-old kindergarten student, quickly recovered from a playground bump while Cody Williams, left, sought comfort from his mother — there to retrieve him and his older brother at the end of their school day. (Photos by Anne lies Schlickenrieder)
Support group leader prepares for Alzheimer’s Moath
By ROBERT STEWART SUH Writer
Comal County Attorney Nathan B. Rheinlander has issued a law enforcement advisory to area officials regarding the need for officers to take a photograph of anyone arrested for disorderly conduct or public intoxication, especially along the Guadalupe River and In the River Road area.
The action stems from recent cases in which suspects were acquitted of charges of disorderly conduct after no one could positively identify them, according to Rheinlander.
In one case, six Texas AAM students were acquitted when Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger ruled that the state had not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the students arrested at the time were the actual ones appearing in the courtroom.
The advisory states:
• I. If arrest is not contemplated, (take) a Polaroid photograph of the individual. Oroup photos arc not helpful. lf an arrest is made be sure a
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By ROBERT STEWART •taff Writer
The Comal County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of indecency with a child that allegedly occurred Wednesday afternoon in the Village Subdivision, near Canyon Lake, said Chief Deputy Elwood Hoherz.
“She had just got off the bus near the lake and this red pickup was nearby," he said. “She got scared of this guy and started walking away and then she ran and hid as he came down the hill. He went down and turned around and came back by."
The 10-year-old girl finally made it home and called her mother to tell her about the incident which happened around 4 pro., Hoherz said.
The suspect was allegedly making "some improper gestures" and performing other acu that would make the case indecency with a child, Hoherz said.
Investigators will continue to investigate, he said.
By ROBERT STEWART Blaff Writer
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain and results in impaired memory, thinking and behavior.
The Alzheimer’s Association support group for New Braunfels seeks to help the caregiver — usually a spouse or child of the affected person — deal with the frustration and stress of taking care of an Alzheimer’s patient, slid Judy Turner, leader of the group
and daughter of an Alzheimer’s patient.
"There are a lot of people that are dealing with this," Turner Mid. "Every case is a little different."
Turner also is the chairman of the San Antonio chapter’s public policy/ advocacy committee and a member of the Texas Council for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Approximately four million Americans are afflicted with the disease and
it is the fourth leading cause of death
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among adults, taking more than 100,000 lives annually, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
“We offer someone to stand by you, someone to let you know you're not the only one going through this," Turner said.
The group strives to help families deal with the anger and frustration of combativeness, irregular eating and sleeping habits and other behavior
"We offer someone to stand by you, someone to let you know you're not the only one going through this/' says Judy Turner.