New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Smithson Valley remains undefeated' with win over Burbank. See Page 8A.
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birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Cheryl Brinkkoeter, Stanley O. Hoffmann Sr. (50 years), and Michael Campbell. Happy anniversary to Patrick and Hattie Anthony (34 years), Stanley and Mildred Hoffmann (30 years), Betty and Buddy Beck (50 years), Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Roper (57 years), and Reyes and Esther Torres (37 years).
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Readers tell the Herald-Zeitung Alaskan wildlife deserves protection.
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neraia ^enung pnoxos Dy Miun«cL umhpiall Several soldiers from Fort Sam Houston Army Base ready themselves to carry one of the many 'patients' in the training exercise yesterday.
Fair Queen contest tonight
The Comal County Fair Queen's contest will be held Sunday, Sept. 24 at Canyon High School Commons. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
There will be 19 young ladies from the three area high schools participating in the contest. The Fair Queen and her court will represent the fair association at surrounding festivals for the upcoming year. The cost is $2 per person, with pre-school children free.
Meat goat workshop
A meat goat workshop is set for Monday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Comal County Extension Service meeting room at 132 S Water Lane in New Braunfels This is the first year for a meat goat division at the Comal County Youth Show, and goats are a new project for many 4-H and FFA members.
Russ Stulz, intern goat specialist from San Angelo, will be present to discuss selection, nutrition, feeding and caring for the meat goat as a project. The public is invited to attend and all youngsters who are interested in meat goats as a project are encouraged to attend the workshop.
The New Braunfels Kinderchor will have a practice for all members and beginners Tuesday, Sept. 26. The practice will be at the Senior Citizens Center, starting at 6:30 p m. For more information, call David Smith at 629-1785.
QHCC to present status report
Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m., at Lone Star Elementary cafeteria, the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board of directors will present a public status report on its developments, and will reveal future marketing objectives for potential small minority- and woman-owned businesses in New Braunfels and Comal County. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Rodeo tickets on sale
The contestants of the Comal County Fair Association Rodeo Queen's contest are now selling tickets for the PRCA Rodeo to be held Sept. 27-30. You may contact the fair office at 625-1505 for more information on how to purchase tickets.
Grisly wounds aren’t real at Randolph Air Force Base training exercise
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Est $35 million jackpot
Canyon wins big over Gonzales
The most complete coverage of local high school football action starts on Page 7A.
Lindheimer House gets a facelift
Conservation Society ready for grand re-opening Oct. 1.
See Page 1B.
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The big gash on Rosa Flores’ forehead didn’t seem to bother her as she waited to lay on a stretcher to be transported (rom Randolph to Kelly Air Force Base Friday.
She ate lunch and then talked to friends in a maintenance hangar, even though the tag around her neck said she also suffered from nausea and vomiting.
"But I’m not going to die, I hope,” said Flores, who is from Brooks Army Base.
Flores was one of 230 "victims” in an imaginary wartime attack at Randolph, part of the National Disaster Medical System drills.
Although Friday’s exercise simulated a wartime emergency. Air Force Major Anthony O’Koren said the same procedures could be used in a national disaster, such as the bombing in Oklahoma City.
"It’s exercises like this that give us the ability to be flexible,” O’Koren said.
Randolph, representing Country A, was "invaded” by an enemy with 900,000 troops, said Tech. Sgt. Steve Smith. The 230 military victims, portrayed by National Guard members and officers at Randolph and other Texas military bases, were transported to Kelly, representing the U.S.
Participants in the exercise arrived at Randolph around 5 a.m., O’Koren said. The victims were wounded at the moulage station
throughout the day. The make-up technicians from Kelly at the moulage station made bones and veins pop out of the victims’ skin and blood ooze from cuts on arms, legs and heads,
"It's really an art,” O’Koren said. "We want to make the wounds as realistic as possible.’’
The victims then had to wait their turn to load onto the C-130 Marine aircraft. While some lay on litters, the military term for stretchers, waiting for the 60 Army medical technician trainees to carry them onto the plane, others sat on bleachers or on the floor and ate lunch.
After being flown to Kelly, the victims were then sent to one of the 24 hospitals that participated in the week’s bed checks. New Braunfels’ McKenna Hospital reported the number of available beds to Randolph, but did not receive any of the victims, said Nurse Manager Melanie Morris.
After staying at the hospital long enough to receive "treatment,” the victims then boarded a bus, and headed back to Kelly. Then they were bused back to their home bases,
The medical technicians from Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio "treated” the patients en route to Kelly on the bumpy airplane nde.
"They’re actually going to practice vibrating and taking care of people at the same,” Darcy Oglesby doesn't seem to mind the 'wound' on her O’Koren said. arm.
C1SD schedules presentations on bond election
The Comal County Sheriff told Commissioners Court Thursday that there w ere more federal prisoners than local prisoners in the county jail over the weekend. Housing these federal prisoners is creating an income flow of about $750,000 a year for Comal County, which helps local taxpayers.
Sheriff Jack Bremer said the number of federal prisoners in the county jail varies, but there are always some being housed here. Over the weekend. the jail housed 64 federal prisoners. and as of Fnday morning. 42 of the 104 inmates in the jail w ere federal prisoners. Bremer said these prisoners are usually either marshal prisoners or immigration prisoners.
Bremer said the number of immigration prisoners housed in Comal County is usually higher because of the proximity of the county jail to the immigration office in the Windcrest area in San Antonio.
This has made it easier to take prisoners to Comal County than take them to dow ntow n San Antonio, the sheriff said.
‘‘Another reason is we run a good jail system here. There’s nothing wrong w itll that,” said Bremer
Bremer said that the county usually only gets S20-S22 per day for holding a state prisoner. He said this amount is determined using a basic formula, and it’s "ridiculous."
Ho said it costs more than that when you figure in all the operation and maintenance costs of the facility. He said the money received tin tedcral prisoners is more accurate. The county jail system is audited annually, and from this audit, it is determined how much is costs to house a prisoner. Comal County gets $44 per day tor each federal prisoner held at the county jail.
"lf we didn’t have them iii here. we would still have the same overhead. What these prisoners do is cut our overhead to the tune of three-quarters of a million dollars a year," said Bremer,
Bremer said he recently read that state prisons w ill likely be full bv the end of the year. How ev er, he said this will not have an effect on the 146 mmate-capacity county jail. He said he w ould not take prisoners if he did not have the space for them.
Kristi Acker is crowned the Smithson Homecoming Queen during halftime of Friday night's Ranger football game against Burbank. See Page 8A for game coverage
The Comal Independent School District will offer special presentations about the Oct. 14, 1995 bond election at the following locations. The public is invited to attend and learn about the bond request and ask questions about proposed bond projects. Informational material will be available.
Sept. 25 Canyon High School Open House, 7 p.m.
Sept. 26 Bulverde Elementary School PTA Open House (4th and 5th grades), 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 Smithson Valley Middle School Bond Infuriation Meeting, 7 p.m.
Sept. 26 Bill Brown Elementary
School Bond Information Meeting, 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 Bulverde Primary School Open House, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 Smithson Valley High School Bond Information Meeting, 7 p.m.
Oct. IO Mountain Valley Elementary School PIA Meeting and Bond Presentation, 7 p.m.
Oct. IO Canyon Middle School Bond Information Meeting, 7 p.m.
Early voting begins Sept. 25. 8 a rn. to 5 p.m., weekdays, and ends Oct. IO. CIS!) Bond Election Day is Oct. 14, n a.in.-7 p.m.
For further information, call 625-8081 or 885-7674.For subscription or advertising information, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144.