New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 17, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
See what’s happening “Around Town” in Roxolin Krueger’s column on Page 2B
All wet—and loving it.
See why these folks are smiling, despite their surroundings. Page 11 A.
County Fair Royalty!
Check out the Fair Queen and Rodeo Queen contestants on Page Bl!
Unicorns pierce Seguin in Friday win
See Page 7A for
Letters to the Editor......................5A
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Leora Swenson, Jeannie and Jimmy Lagunas (16 year old twins), Trey D. Weeks, Lester Shelton (80 years), Sofia Diaz, Joshua Maynard (16) and John Hanley (Satur-dav).
Happy anniversary to Gis-bert and Joyce Schaefer (40 years).
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NB Kinderchor to hold beginners-only practice
The New Braunfels Kinderchor will be holding a beginners-only practice at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Senior Center on Landa St.
For more information, contact David Smith at 629-1785.
Bridge Tournament to benefit Senior Center
The Comal County Senior Citizens Center Benefit Bridge Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23, 1995 Entry donation of $10 per person will include lunch. Coffee and donuts available at 8:30 a.m., play starts promptly at 9 a m. Mail entry fee to the Senior Center, 655 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 by Tuesday, Sept. 19. All bridge players are invited.
Cheerleading clinic planned at SVHS
The Smithson Valley High School Cheerleaders are hosting a cheerleading clinic on Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 4 p.m., with registration starting at noon The fee is $20 and includes a photo with the SV Cheerleaders and a t-shirt. The clinic is open to students from first to twelfth grade. Participants learn cheers, jumps and a dance.
For further information, contact Jeanne Caffey at 409-7273.
Canyon Music Boosters to meet
Canyon Music Boosters meet at 7:30 p m. on Tuesday, Sept 19 in the CHS band hall. All Comal, CMS, and CHS band, choir and drill team parents are invited to attend. Parents will meet with their child’s music group director.
Spring Branch Lodge gathers today
Spring Branch Lodge #127 will meet at 2:30 p.m. today at the Odean Gass river cabin.
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Jim Cook, chairman of the banquet and auction staged annually by the New Braunfels Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, said letters offering tickets to the event will be mailed early next week.
But Cook stressed only 250 tickets to the popular event, set for Nov. 14, w ill be sold and said tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Ticket availability is further limited because several 10-place tables at the event have already been taken by local businesses and organizations.
Individual tickets are $50. A table is $500.
Whoever gets their money in first, C ook said, gets the ticket. And if you’re number 251, we’re sorry.
Proceeds from the banquet and its associated auction and rattle activities help preserve wetlands habitat essential to the preservation of more than 600 wildlife species, including ducks, geese and endangered species like the w hooping crane and bald eagle.
Last year, Cook said, the local DU chapter raised $28,889 at its annual event.
In addition to ticket sales, that money came from a silent auction of a variety of hunting and outdoor-related items, from an auction of more valu-
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Jim Cook and Bill Arnold with items to be auctioned at this year’s DU event.
able items such as commemorative shotguns and outdoor art, and from a raffle of other items.
The contribution made through DU events throughout the nation is critical, C ook said, because each year the United States loses some 400,000 acres of wetland habitat to encroaching development and agriculture.
Since 1937, he said, Ducks Unlimited. a private, non-profit organization, has constructed more than 10,000 w etland conservation projects throughout C anada, the United States and Mexico. These projects today provide more than 6.2 million acres of wetlands habitat.
DU in recognized as the world’s
Divers recover body of lake drowning victim
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
A San Antonio man drowned Friday night while sw imming in Canyon Lake. Divers recovered the body of Michael Alan Maloney, 39. of San Antonio, yesterday morning, said Comal County Chief Sheriffs Deputy Ellwood Hoherz.
Maloney’s friend called the Sheriffs Department at 8:54 p.m. Friday night. Holier/ said, and Deputy Tom ll uberties responded. She and Maloney had been swimming near Overlook Point Park.
Maloney apparently drowned at an underwater cliff where the depth drops
off sharply from a shallow area near shore. His body was found in 85 feet of water about 25 feet from the shore.
Divers from the San Marcos Aquatic Recovery Team found the body, Hoherz said, accompanied by Deputy Rick Poindexter.
They started their search at 9:00 yesterday morning and recov ered the body at 9:10.
Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Smith gave the official notice of death at IO a.m. Saturday.
This marks the second drowning in Canyon Lake this summer. Hoherz said.
largest private waterfowl and wetlands conserv adon organization, w itll a membership of more than half a million.
DU has been instrumental iii implementing the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, an international agreement involving the United States, Canada arid Mexico, that has established goals for rebuilding North America’s waterfow l population to lev els of the 1970s a breeding population of 62 million and a fall flight of HK) million.
For more information or to buy tickets, call Jim Cook or a member of his staff at 625-7775 or go by Cook’s office at 389 S. Seguin St.
Six Comal are NMSC
By DENISE DZIUK
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the list of 15,000 nationwide semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program Wednesday, and six are local students. Kate Bell, Tamarra Jenkin, and Sergio Vargas of New Braunfels High School, Mark Kremkus and Ryan Stewart of Canyon High School, and Miguel (iarza of Smithson Valley High School, were among those on the list. These six are in the running for approximately 6.9(H) Merit Scholarship awards, totaling about $26 million.
Bell, daughter of Joe and Ellen Bell. said she wants to go into pediatrics, but will first study classic literature as an undergraduate to give her a well rounded education. She said her first choice for college is currently Brown University. Bell said her parents hav e had the biggest influence on her because they encourage learning.
Jenkin, daughter of John and lX*irdre Jenkin, said she has narrow ed her college choices to Rice, Trinity, Yale, and Emory'. She said she plans to major in Math and Computer Science. Jenkin said her teachers, and schooling in general, have had the biggest influence on her academic success because of their enthusiasm for learning and their support of her.
Vargas, semi of Joe and Yolanda Vargas, w ants to major in pre-law at either Stanford University or Rice. Vargas said he’s interested in law because of tile rhetoric of the law , and its openness to interpretation.
kremkus, son of Manfred and Ellen Kremkus, said he would like to go to the Air Force Academy because they have an excellent engineering program. He said he would like to be a navigator with the air force, and, eventually, be an electrical or chemical engineer. He said his parents have invested a lot in his education.
Stewart, son of Dav id and Cathy Stewart, said he plans to join the Air Force Academy or go to Texas A&M. He said he would like to study aeronautical engineering if he goes to A&M. Iiowever, he said he would really like to be an Air Force pilot. Stewart said gixxi teachers were the best influence on his academie success.
Garza. son of Adrian and Miguel (iarza Jr., said he is undecided ap where he will attended college, however, he would like to major iii Art Design and/or English. I Ie has had several short stones
Sergio Vargas Mark Kremkus
Ryan Stewart Miguel Garza
and poems published in literary magazines and would like to be an author or illustrator some day.
Juniors iii high school across the country entered the program by taking the 1994 Preliminary SAT National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Elaine Detweiler. public information director for NMSC . said the test scores were then used to determine semifinalists. She said more than one million students ux>k the test, and the number was then cut to 15,(HH), based on scores.
"T here are 1,094 semifinalists in Texas, from 278 high schools. However. tile number of semifinalists from one school is not representative of a school system,’’ she said. "It’s honoring a single student and not a school.”
Detweiler said finalists .av determined by using additional criteria. She said this includes having an outstanding academic record, being recommended by the high school principal, and submitting SAT I scores that confirm the earlier scores.
She said a self-descriptive essay will also be considered.
Detweiler said about 90 percent of the semifinalists will become finalists and compete for v arious scholarships.
DU fund-raiser tickets hot commodity
Motorist pulled from wreckage
Herald-Zeituna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Monica Wynn, 25, of San Marcos, escaped with only bruises Friday after her car failed to negotiate a turn on Alt Gelt Lane and flipped into Dry Comal Creek.
Slick road, speeding contributes to Alt Gelt Lane accident Friday
By MELANIE GERIK
A San Marcos woman was suspended upside dow n in her car in Dry Comal Creek for a short time F riday morning before county road workers rescued her.
Monica Wynn, a 25-year-old nail technician who had moved to San Marcos Friday, was driving nine miles above the speed limit on Alt Gelt Lane when she approached the right-hand curve before Dry Comal Creek around 11 a.m. The road was slick because of a light rain.
Cpl. Lin Manford of the Texas Department of Public Safety said Wynn had not driven previously on the road and did not notice the 20 mph sign or the sharp curve.
"She just hit her brakes and (the ear) locked up,” he said.
Edward Kepp and Dale Dvvorsky, county road department workers, were mowing the grass along Alt Gelt Lane when Kepp said he saw W ynn’s ear hydroplane, then flip over the bridge into Dry Comal Creek. Kepp said he
shouted to Dvvorsky, and they rushed to the car to help.
"We pried the door open and couldn’t get the (seat) belt off, so we cut it off with a knife,” Dworsky said.
Larry Lowak, an employee at APC] Lime who drove around the curve immediately after Wynn, helped the road workers free Wynn from her car and drag lier to the side of the creek.
He said he could not tell how deep the water was, and was afraid that Wynn might drow n.
Manford said Wynn admitted to driving 29 mph and was cited for unsafe speed. He added the slick road also w as a factor in the accident.
Wynn has minor bruises and soreness, but Manford said wearing a seat belt helped prevent further injuries.
She was treated at the scene by New Braunfels Emergency Medical Services.
According to law enforcement records filed at the Comal County Road Department, this is the third w reck in five years on Alt Gelt Lane near Dry Comal Creek.
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