New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 9, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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12 Pages in one section ■ Sept. 9,1993
Serving Comal County ■ Home of ZACHARY MOYA
Vol. 141, No. 209
Best Burger contest kicks off Friday
By JENNIFER ROMP EL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is once again in pursuit of the best burger in New Braunfels.
The Best Burger Contest will kick off Friday. A list of restaurants participating in the contest will be published in the Herald-Zeitung, along with a ballot.
The ballot can be clipped from the paper and placed in the ballot box of the restaurant which voters believe has the best burger in town.
“Readers should watch the newspaper to see what the list of those participating will be
so they can help make a decision,” said Janice Mann, advertising representative for the Herald-Zeitung.
A recent survey from the Texas Restaurant Association shows that New Braunfels residents spend nearly 40 percent of their food dollars in area restaurants and hamburgers are the second most popular food in this city
A portion of the proceeds from the burgers sold during the contest will be donated to Comal County Child Advocacy Inc. Comal County Child Advocacy is a non-proift organization affiliated with the Court Appointed Special Advocates program. The volunteers address the issues of children of abuse and neglect in this community.
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Chris Hernandez III, Sally Hey nist Joanie Cardenas, Norma Remmler,
Publicity seminar set for Sept. 13
A community-wide publicity seminar, geared for publicity chairpersons of local non-profit organizations, has been scheduled for Monday, Sept 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Dittlinger Memorial Library.
The seminar will be sponsored by die Greater New Braunfels Aits Council and will feature publicity tips from New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Managing Editor Mark Lyon.
For more information, call Sharon Neuhaus at 625-2787.
Local realtor group to host course
The New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Area Association of Realtors will host a 30-hour real estate course starting Sept 13. The class will be "Successful Agency Relationships" and is approved for prelicense credit and first three renewals.
For more information, contact Sandra Riggle at 625-6954 or Bernie Boamet at 629-5700. For information and to register, contact Faith Palacios at the San Antonio Board of Realtors at (210)-593-1200.
Benefit garage sale set for Sept. 11
A garage sale to benefit Beta Sigma Phi, a non-profit corporation, will be held Saturday, Sept.
11 at Sherri's Floral Creations, 880 Hwy. 81 West.
Local TAB breakfast meeting set Sept. 9
The Lone Star Chapter of the Texas Association of Business will have it’s September break-feast meeting today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 arn. at Luby's Cafeteria in New Braunfels.
The topic will be "Drugs Don't Work," with the speaker being Mr. Michael Ray, manager, HR Policy and Development, Texas Instruments, Inc. in Dallas, and Ms. Beth Hemingway, vice president, employment relations, Texas Association of Business in Austin.
Paranta Without Partners meeting
There will be a Parents Without Partners combo meeting Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Longhorn Grill on Hwy. 81 near the factory mall.
Members should plan to eat out, and also for general orientation • and board meetings.
A speaker will address the new laws of 1993.
Call (210) 620-5018 for more information.
(The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, ,,Stammtisch,, represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
Officials seek to terminate parents’ rights
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Officials are still seeking to terminate the parental rights of an unknown mother and father who allegedly abandoned their newborn daughter outside McKenna Memonal Hospital in Augui* 1993.
The baby was found Aug. 28 by a security guard at the hospital. She was determined to be six hours old. Documents in the court’s file show that the infant had been wrapped in a couple of towels.
The baby remained at the hospital through Aug. 31 and was then released to a foster home.
According to court documents, the foster parents are now seeking to adopt the girl, who they refer to as "Hannah.” In order to this the parental rights of the unknown parents must be terminated by a dis
New Braunfels police conducted an investigation last year in order to find the parents of the child All leads in the case were directed to the New Braunfels police However, the parents have not been located.
Court documents show the case is currently classified as being inactive since no new leads have developed.
The Texas Department of Human Services was immediately called into the care and has acted as managing conservator of the child
The agency has been required lo publish t nonce in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung informing the mother and ladler they have been sued
The last publication date was Aug 17. No response has been made to the legal nonce.
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
New Braunfels Fire Department personnel work to put out the last remnants of a fir# which struck a New Braunfels home this morning at approximately 5:14 a .rn. No one was Injured In the blaze.
Woman awakened by fire In her home
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
New Braunfels Fire Department responded to a structure fire that occurred at 5:14 aum. today in the 300 block of Mill Street.
The structure is reported to be a house that had been converted into two apartments. Officials said the front part of the house was occupied by a woman and the second apartment was being used as a stor
Fire department officials said no one was injured in the blaze.
The woman who lived in the house was awaken by a neighbor who told her the apartment was on fire, said fire department officials.
According to Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn, 50 percent of the structure was involved in the fire when officials arrived on the scene.
He said firefighters were able to quickly confine
the blaze to that 50 percent.
The house is located next to the tax office on Mill Street, according to Friesenhahn.
Three engines and two ambulances responded to the fire.
Friesenhahn said that is normal procedure. Firefighters were on the scene by 5:16 a.m., two minutes after the emergency call was made.
Fire investigators are still on the scene today in order to determine the cause of the blaze.
River clean up task on tap Saturday
By ROSE MARIE EASH
Friends for Rivers invites the New Braunfels and Comal County community to participate in the third annual . Lower Guadalupe River Cleanup Saturday, Sept. ll.
The schedule is as follows:
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Clean-up. 2 p.m.-7 p.m. - Free meal at Rockin R River Rides in G rue ne. 6 p.m. - Door prizes and speaker forum al Rocldn R. 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. - More speakers and free music
The effort is co-sponsored by the Texas General Land Office, the Water Oriented Recreation District, the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority, the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of
Commerce and Rockin R River Rides.
Whether you volunteer or not, you are invited to the speaker forum that begins at 6 p.m. at the Rockin R to hear various experts from the sponsoring organizations, local and state government and organizations such as Texas Rivers Protection Association, Texas Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
Volunteers are still needed and if you are interested, call 210-906-4315 for registration information.
For those who cannot pre-register, a sign in will be available on Saturday at Rockin R River Rides in Gruene, Whitewater Sports, Rio Raft Co., Little Ponderosa, Mountain Breeze, Jerry’s Rentals, Bczdek’s, Gruene River Co., Molly’s Raft Rental and Rocky Beach.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Sherlock & Watson?
Chuck Rsnsgar, posing as Sbarlock “Homa*” and Challas Schumann as Dr. Watson wars two of tbs attractions found yesterday at the New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Realtors’ Sherlock Homes Home Fair held at th# Haw Braunfels Civic Cantar. Renegar and Schumann were both operating th#
Entex Gat Co. booth.
Herbert G. Wheeler Jr., 40, of Bulverde, was indicted Wednesday on charges of attempted aggravated sexual assault and attempted murder.
Wheeler was arrested July 13 for allegedly assaulting an employee at the Crane Mill’s Marina on Canyon Lake. The arrest was made by deputies from the Comal County Sheriffs Office.
According to past reports, Wheeler entered the marina store at approximately 1:30 p.m. July 13. Reports show he took some items to the checkout courter and then allegedly grabbed the woman working behind the counter.
Reports show Wheeler allegedly attempted to choke the woman and ripped some of her clothing.
The incident was reported when another employee of the marina entered the store and saw something wrong. The employee called911.
Wheeler then jumped into his boat and attempted to flee, reports show. Deputies and offices from the Army Corps of Engineers stationed themselves at area marinas and bote ramps and made the arrest at Cranes Mill boat ramp 45 minutes after the incident.
The Comal County Grand Jury met Wednesday and returned 16 indictments, including 19 counts on 16 individuals.
Persons indicted are as follows:;
■ Julio Flores, 18, of Iowa, possession of marijuana
■ Frank Martinez, 18, 1855 Michigan, burglary of a habitation and theft over $750
■ Jason Jungers, 18, of Spring Branch, aggravated assault
■ John Hamilton, 41, of San Antonio, indecency with a child
■ George Abbott, HCR 3 Box 871, possesion of a prohibited weapon
■ Thomas Miller, 34, of Wimberly, involuntary manslaughter
■ Maynard Swaney, HCR 3 Box 19x65, Canyon Lake, driving while intoxicated, subsequent offense.
■ George Middleton, 29, of San Antonio, driving while intoxicated, subsequent offense
■ Ronald Bcardslee, 30, of San Antonio, driving while intoxicated, subsequent offense
■ David Vinyard, 30, of Seguin, securing the execution of a document by deceotion
■ Rafael Esteves, 46, of San Marcos, driving while intoxicate, subsequent offense
■ Kenneth Lindon, 47, Canyon Lake, driving while intoxicated, subsequent offense
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