New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 11, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Herbert Docge Sr., Olga Caballero, Jesse Saenz Jr., Terry Rapp, Anna Serna, Tina Ortega and Keith Klaunde.
Belated birthday wishes to Mike Saenz.
Wishes for a happy anniversary today to Lawrence and Wallie Wicdncr, Tom and Mary Sam Miguel, Nelson and Myrtle Nolle and Hannon and Halen Kanz.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we'd like to share in the greetings.
Senator on television
Texas Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Larcdo, will appear on “Prime Time Live” Thursday, Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. on ABC-TV. The segment will feature an on-going investigation conducted by the Senate Subcommittee on Health Services on alleged abuses by psychiatric hospitals. The 12 to 14 minute segment will include interviews with victims and with Zaffirini, chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Health Services and Sen. Frank Tejeda, D-San Antonio, who helped obtain the release of a 14-year-old Live Oak boy who was taken from his parent’s home over their objection and detained at a San Antonio private psychiatric hospital.
Scout Country Fair
New Braunfels area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will sell Scout Country Fair tickets at a variety of locations Saturday, Sept. 14. The Scout Country Fair will be at McGimsey Scout Park in San Antonio on Oct. 19. At the fair there will be numerous activities, games and exhibits of interest to everyone. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will benefit local packs, troops and the Alamo Area Boy Scout Council.
New Braunfels Newcomers Club will have a potluck supper Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at Landa Park Pavilion #16. Bring a covered dish and drinks. Volunteer training
Teen Connection is seeking volunteers to enhance services offered in the girls and boys shelters, alternative school, outpatient counseling service and outreach program, the thrift shop and the new teen parent program.
Training is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Teen Connection, 1414 W. San Antonio St. in New Braunfels. This will be followed by a selfesteem workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. presented by Teen Connection Director Nancy Ney. For more information or to pre-register for the training call 629-6571.
CPR and first ald
Comal County Chapter of the American Red Cross will soon sponsor CPR and first aid classes at the Oarza Street Classroom across from McKenna Memorial Hospital. Community CPR will be offered from 6-10 p.m. Sept. IO and 12 and Oct. 12 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; standard first aid, Sept. 14
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Vol. 139, No. 211
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Next year the license to drive will carry a hidden cost for Comal County residents who have tried to avoid jury duty simply by not registering to vote.
The Texas Legislature recently enacted a measure that orders the Secretary of State’s office to provide counties not only a list of registered voters but a list of licensed drivers for use in sending out jury summons.
District Clerk Margaret Hcrbrich said she will certainly appreciate a larger pool in Comal County from which to call prospective jurors, but that the state and counties face many problems in making the system work.
The measure was approved because too many people avoid registering to avoid be called for jury duty, Hcrbrich said.
One major problem will be identifying the actual county a person lives in because driver’s licenses don’t indicate county of residence, she said. For instance, many people with New Braunfels addresses actually live in rural Guadalupe County, she said.
“That will be the main problem that I see, because I think we’il get a lot of misinformation and ITI be pulling people who really don’t belong on my jury list,” Hcrbrich said.
Problems Comal and other counties will face include calling teens old enough to drive but not vote, elderly or disabled with permanent exemp
tions from jury duty, felons not eligible to vote, and people listed twice because of marriages or different names on their driver’s licences than currently in voting records, she said.
But when the kinks are worked out, Hcrbrich will welcome the larger pool for potential jurors.
“So many of my jurors are now complaining that they arc getting summons every year,” she said. “In the number of jurors we call for district court and county court-at-law, you probably have a one-in-threc chance to be called every year. There’s a lot of people who say they never get called, but I’d be willing to wager they aren’t registered.”
Hcrbrich said she doesn’t yet know all the details about how the system will work, but expects lo learn more during upcoming conferences and through governmental news publications.
The state has about 13 million licensed drivers, said Lori Turner, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The DPS will supply the list of licensed drivers.
“I don’t have it broken down by age, but I assume ihcy’U be looking only at drivers 18 and older,” she said.
“And our names are listed by city instead of county. I think that would be a nightmare for someone, matching the cities and the counties. We’ve got quite a logistics problem ahead of us,”
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Donohue Stratemann Spears Moch Flores Arizpe Parra
NMSC names semifinalists
Partly cloudy conditions and wind from the southeast at 10-15 mph should keep today's high near 93 and the overnight low near 74. Only a slight chance for rain is forecast the next few days, with temperatures holding to the low 90s by day and 70s overnight. Tuesday’s high in New Braunfels was 91 and the overnight low was 67. For more weather information, please see Page 2.
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The Ascot Travel booth at the Business Trade Show of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce does brisk business during Tuesday night’s “Sneak Preview," with hundreds of visitors signing up for trips to be given away. Accepting a prize for the Desert Storm-themed Centex Office Supply booth, left, is Cash Hermes. Presenting the prize is trade show chairman Bob Schi-ma. The event continues until 7 p.m. today at the Civic Center. (Photos fay Annexes Schlickenrieder)
Team building needed, coach tells Rotary
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
Building a team — whether on the court or in a person’s daily life — requires having a mission and working toward that goal, says Jody Conrad!, head basketball coach of the University of Texas women’s basketball team.
“The most successful teams and
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The list of 1992 National Merit Scholar semifinalists announced today includes four Comal County students.
Two New Braunfels High School students are on the list. They are Danielle M. Donohue and Scott A. Stratemann.
Donohue is the daughter of Michael and Pauline Donohue. She is in National Honor Society, choir, and the French and Science clubs. She’s interested in majoring in economics or advertising. She sud her education in NB1SD “has been great.”
Stratemann is the son of Dr. Martin and Betty Stratemann and is in the Unicorn band. He hopes to attend the University of Texas or Rice University. He plans to rrugor in pre-medicine in college and hopes for a careers as a physician.
At Canyon High School, Michael C. Spears is a semifinalist. Spears is the son of Glynda and Bill Spears and is treasurer of the National Honor
Society. He attended Texas Boy's State and is a member of the CHS Academic Decathlon Team. He is undecided about what his miyor in college will be.
Smithson Valley High School student Andrew B. Moch is that school's National Merit Scholar semifinalist. Moch is the son of Rebecca Moch of Bulverde and plans to nugor in electrical engineering. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of last year’s state champion Academic Decathlon team. Moch is a member of the S VHS choir and will be in the fall drama production, “Grease."
Secondary school students honored as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program have an opportunity to advance in the competition by becoming finalists, who are considered for some 6,100 Merit Scholarships each year. The program is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC), a not-for-profit organization.
NMSC receives no government funding and is supported by more than
600 independent organizations, including about 400 corporations, company foundations, professional associations, and 200 colleges and universities.
Students qualify as semifinalists by scoring well on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) test as high school juniors and advance to the finals based on SAT scores and a detailed application that includes a self-description of personal interests and achievements, educational plans and goals and information about his or her contributions to the school and community.
Next spring, NMSC will announce the 1992 class of Merit Scholars who will receive awards worth approximately $26 million for college undergraduate study.
Local semi final i su in the National Hispanic Scholar Awards Program are Sergio Flores and Richard Arizpe of New Braunfels High School and Marisia Parra of Canyon High School.
Flores is the son of Florence and
Aracellia Flores. While he is thinking of joining the Air Force, he said he will definitely attend college if he receives the scholarship. He is interested in government, history and computers.
Arizpe is the son of Caesar and Suzan Arizpe. He plans to attend Rice University and major in physics, particularly panicle physics. He also is in the Unicom band and Academic Decathlon.
Parra is the daughter of Alicia S. Parra. She is the head drum nuyor of the Cougar band and competed in the Academic Decathlon, earning five individual medals at regional and three at lute.
The College Board awards 500 one-year, nonrenewable $1,500 scholarships, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to high school seniors of Hispanic background who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.
groups of people I think are ones that have a mission, that have a burning desire to get better and so something active every day to reach that goal.” she said.
Conradt, who has coached the Lady Longhorn basketball team for 17 years, spoke to the New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club Tuesday at Oma’s Haus Restaurant.
Heading into another season of basketball, Conradt said she has a number of “wishes” for her team on the court and other'"teams” as well.
“Developing the ability to reach out to people who are a part of our team, who have things in common with us and who can in fact make our own individual performance better because of the strengths they bring to the group — those are things that I wish for,” she said. “I don’t think there’s anything more exciting, fun or exhilarating than being swept up in the enthusiasm and the cohesiveness of a group of people that are moving forward utilizing every strength that can be brought to the group and in fact covering each other's weaknesses.” Conradt, who in recent years led her team to a national championship, said for people to come together as a team lakes a number of factors Including people finding their role.
Contract on Hummel artwork completed
By JANINE GREEN Managing Baiter
“We have a baby” became a refrain at Tuesday's Holiday Inn reception honoring consummation of a contract key to formation of a Hummel art museum in New Braunfels.
Jacques Nauer of Zug, Switzerland, representing ARS AG and the family that owns many of the original drawings of Sister M.I. (Bena) Hummel, said nine months of negotiation led to the lease-purchase agreement. A natural comparison was a recent addition to the household of Hummel Museum, Inc., chairman David Lamon. His wife Kathy gave birth Sept. 9 to a 7-pound, 9-ounce
“You can count on our help” in continued development efforts, Nauer said. “We do hope the Hummel museum project here in New Braunfels will be a success.”
Nauer was named “Burgermeister,” an honorary citizen and ambassador of New Braunfels, by Mayor James Goodbread. He also was presented a cowboy hat by Lamon.
Also present were Bill and Sieglin-de School Smith of Fort Worth. Mrs. Smith modeled for Sister Hummel as a child in Germany and, when researching publication rights of an
David Lamon presenta a cowboy hat to Jacques Nauer. (Photo by 8m hummel, Pag* 2 Annelies Schlickenrieder)
Executive session planned for tonight
An emergency executive session of the New Braunfels City Council is scheduled for tonight at the New Braunfels Municipal Building at 8 p.m.
City Manager Paul Orohman confirmed the session was scheduled for tonight though a notice had not been posted at presstime.
The City Council Is expected to discuss personnel matters in regard to Ute city manager and city department heads.