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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas 4t i Seeking damages Detectives survivors sue helicopter company By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Relatives of former Sheriffs In vestigator Elvis Ed killed in a helicopter crash on have filed a civil suit against a Canyon Lake helicopter company in 207th District The suit against Chula Vista Air a Texas corporation based in Canyon claims alleged negligence on the part of the helicopter Billy Murphy was a passenger onboard the Hughes piloted by when it attempted to take off from a road near the copter struck nearby power and killing Murphy almost The 47yearold Murphy died in the line of as he was via the two men who were later arrested for burglarizing a Canyon Lake Plaintiff Lola his alleges negligent conduct on Swatzells part in the following respects a by operating his aircraft in a careless or reckless manner as to endanger Ed Murphys life b by failing to keep his aircraft under control during takeoff c by allowing his aircraft to ascend into the high voltage electrical power lines d by failing to properly control his direction of ascent during takeoff causing the helicopter to strike the high voltage lines e by failing to keep a proper lookout while See Page 16A Burning outhouse bonks Aggie during bonfire for UT game COLLEGE STATION AP A college senior was slightly injured when a burning outhouse that topped Texas annual bonfire fell on Joe a 21yearold senior In the Corps of was treated and released at Joseph Hospital after the Tuesday night ac Texas spokesman Lane Stephenson The outhouse traditionally tops the held each year before the Aggies play the University of Texas in The piivy is painted burnt the Longhorns The outhouse fell during a speech by head coach Jackie Sherrill about an hour after the wood was I was just Guerra I saw it coming I started then then it hit me on Guerra said his helmet deflected the The whose record is 55 for the season and 34 in conference will play 72 and in Austin New Braunfels New Texas HepaldZeltung i A A Cv THURSDAY November 25 cents 229 44 Sections USPS 377880 Turkey talk Texas has more of it than any other state Texas AP As you get ready to gobble up your Thanksgiving Day consider this Theres more Turkey in Texas than anywhere A list of United States place names complied by the Geological Survey shows that Texas leads the nation with its 174 place names containing the word followed by Kentucky with Texas has 81 streams named Turkey and a whole flock of creeks named Turkey Theres East Fork Turkey West Fork Turkey Creek in Wood a LeftHand Prong Turkey Theres Turkeyroost Mountain in Mason and Liano and Turkey Pen Cave in Real where a national turkey race is held every two years for bragging rights to the title Turkey Capital of the blasts a high school football team called the And then theres a town of 644 people in Hall County that was once the home of the late king of Texas Bob Wills barbered here for a year or and then bought his own shop before he went on to Fort Worth and fame as a country music said Zona who runs the Bob Wills Thanksgiving isnt what it used to be in Like many West Texas farmers hit by low prices and high interest Turkeys cotton planters wont see much of a return this Were going to have a community church service Wednesday said city secretary Ruth We used to have a turkey day but times have gotten hard and people dont want to get Poor living isnt new to Lane My fatherinlaw come here in 1892 and filed on a piece of and it was hard There wasnt a there wasnt much of anything to so he would go on down to Turkey and shoot those turkeys that roosted in those and thats what they lived said It was so They had nine She said the family was forced to leave the area for a few then returned and started a little post and just decided to call the place The town was incorporated as Turkey in Fusion although it had been known as both Turkey Roost and Turkey Creek She said that wild turkeys slill abound in the Some are raised on the Oxbow Ranch where hunting is not Lane said her who farms here as his grandparents did for 45 on Tuesday counted a flock of 25 of the elusive birds on his He wouldnt kill one for she He likes them to be Hes real proud of Lane said she was ready for Thanksgiving and was doing it up Ive got my turkey and hen and dressing all and my ham ready to The kids are going to bring in the and I have my cakes two or three kinds of and a bunch of pies were just she Modernday pilgrims A group of 20th century pilgrims who also happen to be students at New Braunfels Christian Academy enjoy a Thanksgiving feast in the garb of some of the folks who attended the original feast three centuries pilgrims Julie Taylor left and Ellen Engler dig into the plentiful food with Indian Kirby another Bobby checks out the turkey and seems to find it just Jennifer Rust bows her head for the The costumes were made by the and their parents provided the plates and Stall photos by Cindy Richardson Last hurdle County jail settlement still needs federal OK Inside By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Although a tentative settlement was agreed upon last summer in the lawsuit filed against the county over its jail the case has still not been legally according to predictions made Wednesday by County Attorney Bill the settlemenl wont even be considered by the federal courts until The outofcourt settlement agreed upon in July by Commissioners Court and former County Jail inmate Robert who filed the suit still needs the blessings of a federal court judge before it becomes One stipulation of that settlement is that the county have a new county jail ready for occupancy no later than the magistrate now set to hear the counly jail settlement Judge Jamie is currently involved in a complicated murder trial in San For this Reimer didnt think Boyd would set the county cases hearing date until January or February of Reimer just recently received notice from Boyd that he would shortly set the hearing date for the county jail settlement But the counly allorney could not determine exactly when shortly might Your guess is as good as Reimer Because of Boyds involvement in the District Judge John Wood murder trial in San Reimer said he would be surprised if Boyd set the hearing date before Chief District Judge William Sessions is presiding over this San Antonio case in which con victed murderer Charles Harrelson is being tried for conspiracy to murder See Page 16A Homestead exemptions will take bite out of Comal ISO tax rate hike By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Taxes arent a very pleasant But Comal Independent School District Business Manager Hugo Nowotny says the tax realities this year arent as unpleasant at they may The CISD board of trustees approved a tax rate of cents per valuation Tuesday a increase over last years effective tax rate of Nowotny even with that in most CISD patrons will not see any significant changes on their tax because of the 40 percent homestead exemption enacted by the board last A constitutional amendment says a school district can grant up to 40 percent on homestead exemptions for two Nowotny CISD voted in favor of that in addition to the old homestead exemption So lets take a house that had an appraised value of in Deduct the old homestead at the effective 1981 tax rate of before the reappraisals took and that property See Page 16A Bad weather ahead Rains will be spreading all over south Texas today and continuing into Friday and ending early Freezing rain was ex pected in the Hill Country Wednesday and travelers advisories were A slow warming trend will begin moving up into the mid60s by Herald Holiday Todays HeraldZeitung was published early so that our employees could enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with their The office will be closed and will reopen at Feast For The Eyes For the football at television will provide nearly as much excitement as the traditional Thanksgiving maybe not that but two NFL games the Lions the Giants and Ihe Cowboys the Browns ought to make postturkey digestion See Pages PUBLIC TV Nature lore unfolds for Frazier students ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Any redblooded American kid should enjoy dressing up like a Pilgrim or an Indian and staging a re enactment of that first But lets face it Plymouth Rock is a long way from In there wasnt much of anything going on around here when the Mayflower first bumped into that New England Clarence Beezley brought American history closer to home for Frazier Elementary students Tuesday He gave them a good dose of natural His traveling about the size of a magicians was packed full of stuffed a couple of bats and cured skins from a wide variety of local Did you know theres more beaver now in central Texas than there have been since the when the French people came down the river he Many French explorers were hunters and and they found that beaver skins would They went after them with a depleting populations in some there is less interest in and Texas beavers are doing quile Too by some Beezleys sample beaver skin came from an animal that was hit by a car in They cut down trees that they they build dams where they said the a guest from the Texas Department of Parks and People call all the time and How can I get these beaver off my All we hfive to do is get a demand for their and that would take care of The largest item in Beezleys box was the skin of an antelope an animal uniquely he to life in the dry western But it has certain The Indians learned to lie down on their backs and wave a white rag in the long The antelopes would get curious and come lo see what it Sometimes they would get close enough to shoot with a bow and Beezley was invited to Frazier in conjunction with the students recent study of His talk would have held anyones but the children had obviously learned a lot before he got The naturalist seemed surprised when a fourthgrade boy correctly identified the skin of a ringtailed Have you ever seen a live ring tail he I had a deadly and it caught the boy Beezley got a barrage of answers when he showed the fourth grade an opossum skin and Whats See Page
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