New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 28, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Education summit focuses on funding
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — President Bush and the nation’s governors are searching for an agenda to improve America’s troubled schools as they wind up a summit an official says was marred by uninformed discussions and partisan “pap.”
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FHA mortgage fund needs $5 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fund that has helped millions of Americans buy homes with FHA mortgages is in the red for the first time in history and will need up to $5 billion from Congress over the next few years, government auditors say.
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Vol. 137, No. 229
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Wednesday was Family Night at the carnival and many area parents took advantage of that and headed with their youngsters to the 96th annual Comal County Fair, which will run through Sunday night. The carnival, an annual fair favorite for youngsters, will be open each day at 10 a.m. and will offer fun rides, games and lots of food into the evening. Today’s fair activities include judging of many exhibits, along with arrival of livestock. The exhibit halls open at noon. Tonight’s dance will be with The Grapes of Wrath in Comal Corral. Horseshoe pitching is from 7 to 9 p.m. The rodeo starts at 8 p.m. with the crowning of the Rodeo Queen and her Court. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Gunman fires shot at home
Offices to close for fair
Friday is Fair Parade Day and many area businesses and governmental entities are giving employees a day off to enjoy the festivities.
The City of New Braunfels will collect garbage along West San Antonio Street an hour earlier Friday and will collect all other routes as usual. All city offices will be closed.
Most arca banking institutions are closing early Friday.
Public schools, along with private schools, will be closed Friday.
New Braunfels Utilities will
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Officials to discuss
Comal County sheriff’s department officials continue to search for the person or persons responsible for shooting out the skylight of a Canyon Lake home with a high-powered rifle Wednesday evening.
No one was injured when the skylight was shot sending fragments into the kitchen arca of the home, located
in the Spring Mountain area near Highway 306. According to Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz, the home is high upon a hill.
“It’s not easy to get above the house to shoot down on a light,” Hoher/. said.
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local enforcement Local board
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Concerns about law enforcement in the Water Oriented Recreation District will be aired in a workshop scheduled for Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Canyon Lake Action Center on FM 2673.
Local law enforcement officials such as Sheriff Jack Bremer, Constable Max Womack, Game Warden Bob Wollford, Texas Ranger Ray Martinez and others will be present to discuss their jurisdictions and their suggestions to improve the effectiveness of WQRD’s law enforcement program.
County Attorney Nathan Rhein lander and New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman will be present, along with Jerry Bright of the Corps of Engineers and Dick Billet of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Parks and Recreation Director David
Stickers aimed at door-to-door sales
Door-to-door salesmen should beware and heed “No Soliciting” slickers going up across the city of New Braunfels this week.
The stickers — available for a $1 donation through the Safe City Commission — are in response to a No Soliciting ordinance passed by New Braunfels City Council in August. The Commission spearheaded the effort after receiving complaints concerning high-pressure salesmen. The commission is guided by 27 mayoral-appointed members to fight crime through a neighborhood effort.
“There are some solicitors that are of good nature and are very polite,” said Commission Director Don Ferguson recently. “The concerns revolved around those solicitors who were pressure salesman and those solicitors that attempt to harrass the residents.”
Persons who don’t want solicitors on their property can post a “No Soliciting” sign at their residence, lf a salesperson violates that request, the property owner can call the police department and press charges. Without the sign, the property owner can’t press charges.
Hie ordinance describes a solicitor
Whatley will discuss the Comal River program.
According to WORD Administrator Betty Walls, the objective of the WORD’S law enforcement program is to ensure “that those citizens lawfully recreating on the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake area arc able to do so in safety and tranquility.”
Also on the agenda for the workshop arc the evaluation of the ranger program and discussion of the WORD law enforcement and ranger programs.
The WORD board of directors hired two river rangers for the purpose of patrolling the district on weekends to supplement the regular sheriffs department patrols. The rangers were also instructed to inform people of the ordinance banning glass from the river
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Writing bonds is more expensive than originally anticipated by the recently created Comal County Bail Bond Board.
The original $5,000 licensing fee now stands at $10,000 for persons who want to be licensed to write bonds in Comal County.
“We just made an error when we originally set it up,” said District Judge Robert Pfeuffer. “We were following some papers that had been used in another county. At that time, when the rules and regulations were set up, it called for $5,000 and it came to our attention after our initial meet
ing that the Legislature had increased it to $10,000.”
The four bondsmen now licensed in Comal County are Trcssie Russell, AAA Bail Bonds; Art Johnson, Fast Action Bonds; Nayo Zamora of A & C Bail Bonds; and Bill Klare, Alamo Bail Bonds.
“The purpose of the board — under die old law — the sheriff could set the amount of collateral that a bondsman put up and that put a tremendous amount (of power in his hands),” said District Attorney Bill Reimer recently.
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as any individual, firm, or corporation who may be traveling from place to place to sell, or attempt to sell or take orders for the sale of goods, wares, merchandise or personal property for immediate or future delivery.
For more information on the slickers available through the Commission, call 620-SAFE.
Night in Old New Braunfels traditionally gets the Comal County Fair going full speed with the introduction of the Fair Queen and her Court, a dance contest, Grand March, and performances by the Kinder Tanzen and the New Braunfels German Folkdancers. Pictured, at left, Kinder Tanzen dancers Sheila Bauer and Steven Brockman; and at right, German Folkdancers Gayle and Tom Wills show the crowds some of the traditional German dancers. (Photos by Deryl Clark)
It’s another beautiful day to enjoy the 96th annual Comal County Fair. The high will reach 87 degrees today and drop to 61 degrees tonight. The weekend will be more of the same with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 60s.
Friends for Rivers will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at New Braunfels National Bank. Persons interested in protecting Comal County’s natural resources are invited....
The 1989 Comal County Fair Parade tomorrow morning will feature San Antonio television celebrity Siobhain Anders riding on the Girl Scouts’ float. Anders also will enroll in the Girl Scout program while she’s here. Anders joined KSAT-12 News in July 1988 as a weathercaster on the weekend edition. She also does morning cut-ins Wednesday through Friday and feature reports on KSAT-12 News at Noon.
Anders is a native San Antonian who graduated from Alamo Heights High School. She received her degree in communications with a concentration in meteoroloy from Trinity University in 1987. While Anders attended college, she was an intern for KENS-TV from 1984-1986 and she produced and anchored two radio newscasts for KRTU radio. Anders enjoys modeling and acting and her credits include appearances on General Hospital, Flying High, and a cameo in the movie, Love at First Bite.
So, when you see the Girl Scout float, give the new scout Siobhain a New Braunfels welcome. She also will be one of the parade’s grand marshals....
The First United Methodist Church of New Braunfels will present, for the third time, the Christmas opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” This dramatic depiction of the gifts of the Magi, the story of Poverty and its juxtaposition with the splendor of the Kings, coupled with a true gift bf love, shows all the aspects of the Christian interpretation of this most holy season.
To play the part of the boy, Amahl, in the production requires a young boy between the ages of IO and 14, with an unchanged voice. There will be auditions at the church, 572 W. San Antonio, Saturday from IO to ll a.m. An
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Man hospitalized after fair accident
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A festive Night in Old New Braunfels ended on a somber note Wednesday when a local man leaving the Comal County Fairgrounds was struck by a Volkswagen.
Fred Andrew Collins, 59, 892 Merriweathcr St., was transported with internal injuries early this morning from McKenna Memorial Hospital to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He remains in critical condition in the surgical intensive care unit.
The accident occurred around 11 p.m. when Collins was walking across Common Street after a night at the fair and was struck by a 1979 convertible Volkswagen driven by
Mindy Lou Murphy, 36, of Route 8, Box 948.
“He was ill and was going home at the time of the accident,” said Martin Mayer, New Braunfels Police Department spokesman. “A witness behind him tried to warn the pedestrian but he continued to walk.”
Collins was struck by the center of the eastbound vehicle; his body rolled up onto the hood of the car, he hit the windshield and was thrown off the vehicle.
A crowd of fair-goers gathered around the accident until the wreck scene was cleared. One witness, who did not want to be identified, said he was waiting for his children
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