New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 18, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Tito New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Janet Reeves, Taylor Stevens, Oran Koepp (Monday), Michelle Retaiinger, John Saari, Douglas Seuge, L.L. Moore, Cris Vasquez (Saturday), David Heather, Janie Lopes, Kenneth Walker, Darlene Cadded (Monday), Leland Con (Monday), Connie Kennedy (Monday), Vicki Lambrecht (Monday),'Allison MeNxa (Monday), Bryan Carl (Saturday), Johnny Conns (Saturday), Milton F. Kadertt (Saturday),
Robert O. Ohftrkh (Saturday), Gay W. Garrett, Sn Doris Kraft (Saturday), Lee Ona Schaefer (Saturday), Peggy Jean Shayea (Saturday), Leon Swenson (Saturday), Elenora Zercher (Saturday), David Cook, Dorsey Phrr, Delbert George, Nancy Goodart, Dorothy Cover, Helen Mattocks, Eva McCabe, Patricia Smith, Allene Storey, Nadine Doeppenschmidt (Monday), Buna Fawcett (Monday), Margaret Nauert (Monday), Margie by (Monday), Walter Schulte (MimhiL &wt Wood (Mon-lay), LueNlff zDckero (Mon-dayX Happy Anniversary to Gis-hert A Joyce Schaefer (Saturday), David A Elena Ramirez, Evelyn A Vernon Wilson (41 years!).
Auburn 30* LSU 26 Baylor 14, Oklahoma St. IO
Ronda 31, Tennessee 0 Missouri 16, Houston 6
Ronda St. 56, Wake Forest 14 Oklahoma 17, Texas lech 1
Nebraska 49, UCLA 21 SMU 34, New Mexico 31
Notre Dame 21, Michigan St. TCU 31, Kansas 21
20 Kansas St 27. Rice 18
Alabama 13, Arkansas 6 Ohio St. 27, Pittsburgh 3
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Riverfest *94, an array of music, games and Ain, will be held today ftom ll a.m.to9p.m. at Rockin’ R River Rides on Loop 337 in New Braunfels.
Proceeds ftom the event will benefit the Rape Crisis Center in New Braunfels.
Among events to be held during the (fey are volleyball, horseshoes, tug-of-war, and tubema-tionals. Tickets sic $2. Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88s will play from 6 p.m. to 8 p m. after Quarter Moon plays ftom 3 p.m. to S p m. Admission after 3 p m. is S7.
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Pianist Jeffrey Biegel will give a Texas debut with a piano concerto rn part of the Mid-Texas Symphony's season opener, set far 4 p.m. today to Jackson Auditorium at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin.
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Hunkf-Zettung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Debbie O'Bryan, one of numerous scuba dfeara who vokmiaarsd for yesterday^ annual Qunduiups River Cleanup, holds high a bag full of aluminum cans coUactad from tbs bottom of tharlvar. Balow, studsnts from Trlnlfy Unfvaralty In San Antonio loin In th# ciaanup.
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Hundreds join Friends For Rivers’ 4th Guadalupe River Cleanup
By CRAIG HAMMETT
lf a third time is the charm, the fourth must be even better, especially if it includes the Friends For Rivers Clean-Up Saturday along the Guadalupe River.
This was the fourth year for the event and, after a week filii of heavy clouds and drenching nuns, the skies cleared for the hundreds of volunteers participating.
"It was great turnout, great day. We were real pleased with the way everything turned out, all the way around," said Friends For Rivers* Donna Muiphy, coordinator of the clean-up Those involved with the planning of the cleanup said eerily more than 700 people showed up to ride rafts, walk the banks and search the bottom of the Guadalupe River for the tons of debris that (Hie up during the busy summer tourist season.
"We’ve had more people this year than any previous year," said David Davenport, president cif Friends For Rivers. "The community really turned out and supported us, especially financially. We were afraid if we got t-shirts, for instance, we wouldn’t have money to pay for it.”
The Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District (WORD) paid for the 1,000 (-shirts and cosponsored the event with Pepsi, Inc. The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, Roc kin R River Rides, Greene Outfitters and Mountain Breeze also sponsored Many outfitters and campgrounds offered free equipment and campsites to participants.
"This is our first year. We’re going to come back next year and camp," said Scoutmaster Gary Maske cf Boy Scout Troop 297 from Marion, just
Bruet Watson, • Boy Scout from Troop 248,
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one of many Boy Scout, Girl Scout and other organizations participating. "We use the river like anyone else. It’s worthwhile for them to sec how much trash is in here."
Others like David Keraton live near the river and use it frequently.
"Since we do use it,
I feel like this is a chance to give back some of the enjoyment I get out of it,” said Kennon who enjoys tubing and fishing year-round in the Guadalupe.
Tony Wowak was one of nearly IOO scuba-divers portiapating, many from clubs in San Antonio. The divers roamed the deeper portions where cans accumulate.
Nowak voiced the common theme of users giving their enjoyment of the river back in the form of clean-up effort.
"We like diving here," said Nowak who was with the Northridge Park Baptist Church in San Antonio, one of many church groups participating. "We feel like we can give something back.”
Davenport said he believed the overall condition of the river wai better than in recent years. He said intensified clean-up efforts by WORD on the upper portion had helped.
He added that this particular clean-up was very effective because they were able to increase efforts on the portion of the river within the city limits.
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Divers play key role in finding deep holes
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The depths of the Guadalupe River yielded tons of debris Saturday at the Friends For Rivers Clean-up, mostly in the form of aluminum cans.
"The water was a little murky compared to last year, but we’re making a dent in it," said Tony Nowak, who was diving below cliffs near the Prciss Heights area with a group from the Northridge Baptist Church. "Most of it we find feeling around with gloves.’’
"What we’re finding is pretty buried," said Debbie O’Bryan who along with other divers reported finding tennis shoes, watches (one still ticking), a barrel and a propeller from a small outboard. They also battled the river current while searching the bottom of the 15 to 30-foot holes
"Fortunately, the current was not that strong. It tires you out but it washes the silt downstream," said Nowak, a diving master.
Phil Sims, assistant coordinator of the cleanup along with Roy Daniel, said divers in the Hueco Springs area searched a1! day for a certain deep hole. They finally found it around 3:30 p.m.
"When we found that hole, they started bringing it up in bundles," he said “In the last 21 minutes, three people got 41 bags "
let people know to keep it clean," said Murphy. "That garbage should not be in there."
Valuable busts are missing after heist
Popular Schlater bust among items taken ' from Greene store
By MARK LYON Managing Editor
A reward is being offered to any citizen who can offer information leading to the recovery of, among a list of items, a bust of Frank Schlater, a historical figure in Greene, which was stolen from The Bush Whacker in Greene sometime Thursday night or Friday morning.
According to store employe^ Sharon Thomas, a burglary rode place at the store between the time the store closed on Thursday and the time the store opened on Friday morning at 8 a m. Among items discovered missing were the bust of Frank Schlatber valued ar approximately SI ,866 and a mesquite bust of Black Hawk, tosh wonhSl.SOO In addition,sixT-iftirts worth $70 were taken, IO aprons valued at $91, a mesquite easel worth $330, a cypress table worth $223 and a small pecan stool worth S50.
New Braunfels Police arc investigating the burglary.
Thomas said one factor which may lead to the recovery of the goods and possibly the arrest of suspects) would be the t-shirts, which the store just recently produced. Thomas said the t-shirts have The Bush Whacker printed on them and only a few of them have been sold, and practically all of those sales were to out-of-towners "It was kind of stupid of them because we only sold a few of them and those were to people from out-of-statc,” she said. "They are traceable. We gave a few away to some people, but we know who those people are lf they are seen wearing them, we'll know how they got them."
Garden Ridge council looking at RV ordinance
From staff reports
Garden Ridge City Council have tabled a motion to revise an ordinance governing the storage of campers, botts and recreational vehicles
Mayor Jay P. Minikin and City Attorney Harvey Hardy are working with the Texas Municipal League and the Texas Attorney General's Office on the constitutionality of the ordinance and possibility of the city being sued if the citystrengthens the ordinance.
Several angry residents have said people who own recreational vehicles are parking them in from of their homes and therefore driving down property values. Proponents of the ordinance say the vehicles are unsightly and can cause problems.
A revision proposed by the mayor would force any homeowner with a bott, RV or trailer to store them in their back yard ar enclosed if on the side of the home.
The issue has split the city council arri action on the issue has beer, tabled for the second time in six months. >
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