Clipped From New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
BtST AVAILABLE COPY /•:/. 25 Cents Vol. 139, No. 17 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Zeitims ITY/Home of Ida King 4r Tuesday July 16, 1991 One Section, 10 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald- Zeitung wishes "happy birthday" today to Davy H. Luna, Isaac Sanchez, Ronnie Smith, Francis Schacht, Rudy Ramirez Sr., Carmen Carrizales, Gloria Villobos and Jason Graschel. Belated birthday wishes to Hoi- ley June Gucnther. Celebrating an anniversary today, Robert and Lollie Woodard. 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. Junior lifeguard The city of New Braunfels is sponsoring a Junior Lifeguard Camp to be Aug. 5-9. The camp will be open to 12- to 15-year-olds that can meet the prerequisites. The purpose of the camp is to help participants to become fully familiar with potential hazards of water activities, to prevent accidents and to respond effectively if an emergency does occur. Techniques for assisting victims of water emergencies are taught in this course; however this course will not qualify you to be a lifeguard. Course participants will also learn what it takes to be a lifeguard, first aid, customer relations, maintenance, facility operations and emergency preparedness. Swimming, tubing and games will also be included for all participants. The cost of the camp is $30 and will meet from 9 a.m. -to 5 p.m. each day. Deadline for registration is July 26. For more information or registration visit the parks department in Landa Park. Blood drive First Protestant Church is sponsoring a blood drive Sunday, July 21. The South Texas Regional Blood Bank will be accepting donors from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Scele Parish House located on Coll Street. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the church office at 625-6951. School registration All returning Canyon High 4-year-old boy drowns Pointed message By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A 4-year-old New Braunfels boy ^ drowned Monday night in a back yard ' swimming pool after wandering away from home, said spokesman Martin Mayer of the New Braunfels Police Department. Jacob Dean Knight of the 1000 block of Mill Street was watching cartoons on television about 6 p.m. while his mother was in the bathtub when he unlatched the front door of the house and left, Mayer said. The mother reported that the child had never left the house on his own before, Mayer said. Police were called at 7:26 p.m. from a local grocery store after the mother checked to see if the boy was playing on the toy horse there, Mayer said. After searching the area further, Sgt. David Wilson discovered the boy in a swimming pool across the street from the residence. The pool was almost empty except for three to four feet of "some dark green slimy- looking water at the deepest end of the pool," Mayer said. An Emergency Medical Technician performed CPR on the child and when EMS arrived they determined there to be no vital signs, Mayer said. The boy was declared dead by accidental drowning by Precinct 2 Justice Body recovered after drowning at Canyon Lake By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The body of a San Antonio man who drowned off the point at Comal Park in Canyon Lake on Sunday was recovered yesterday by a Bexar County Sheriffs Department dive team, said Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriff's Department. Richard Arispe Jr., 19, disappeared 80 yards from shore in an attempt to help a small boy who was having difficulty swimming, Hoherz said. The boy made it back to shore but Arispe did not, Hoherz said. Divers searched unsuccessfully for the victim Sunday night and returned Monday and found the body in about 50 feet of water at 1:05 p.m., Hoherz said. Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Howard "Curly" Smith ruled the death to be accidental drowning at 1:45 p.m., Hoherz said. of the Peace R.G. "Doc" Blanchard at 9:15 p.m. There will be no autopsy, he said. The work ethic is pointedly displayed in this sign, posted in the 700 block of Landa Street. (Photo by Annalies Schlickenrieder) Merger could ' benefit' local Texas Commerce customers Date with death established Rodolfo Hernandez, sentenced to death by a Comal County jury in 1985, returned to New Braunfels Monday to be given his date with death by District Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer. In a quick hearing Monday morning, Hernandez appeared before Pfeuffer, who set Aug. 16 as the date Hernandez will die by lethal injection. Hernandez has been sitting on Death Row at the Ellis I Unit iff Huntsville since a jury found him guilty of shooting and robbing five Mexican nationals on a Comal County hillside in 1985. By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor A potential merger between the parent company of Texas Commerce Bancshares and Manufacturers Hanover Corp. could result in some "positive benefits" for Texas Commerce Bank and its customers, according to a local banker. ""'The hew institution will have stronger capital, a more diversified risk profile and greater earnings power," said Bob Smith, president of Texas Commerce Bank-New Braunfels. In New York on Monday Chemical Banking Corp., the parent of Texas Commerce Bancshares, and Manufacturers Hanover Corp. announced a definitive agreement to merge in a stock-for-stock transaction creating the nation's second largest bank. The merger agreement was approved Sunday by the boards of directors of both institutions and signed by both chairmen Monday. The merger is subject to approval by the shareholders of both institutions as well as federal and state regu- latory authorities. Officials say the merged organization will be called Chemical Banking Corp. and will be headquartered in New York. "With greater resources at their disposal, Texas Commerce Bank-New Braunfels will continue to offer the latest in products served in a home town fashion," he said. 'Texas Commerce Bank-New Braunfels has served Comal County since 1881 and had total assets on June 30, 1991 of $164 million."