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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 2, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Micro ex inc tt Mitch woi W3 75M COMMUNITY FUND ByDIUIEDalOACH taffwritw The Comal County Community Fund drive acceded its goal by over Behind the With it Comfund 19B ended 1 on But moneys still been trickling so we wanted to update you drive chair man Jesse Garcia Mid 1 w closes The total now stands it The total may go up but I think thuls going to be pretty doae to what we wind up Garcia As drive Garcia did something different this Before weve had an idea which group the money was coming wed only break it down into advance gifts and lump everything else he This we really broke it down into The breakdown went like this Advance Com bined federal Contribution envelopes included in Government city and county In Small Health bare and small business group Is where we really shined this Gard4 And t want to re emphasUte how I feel about Comal The erttire community is genewus and We ap preciate those big and those who had the desire to but nothing to agencies that will benefit from 1883 Comfund dollars include Salvation Comal County Humane Crisii Youth Red Crow Head Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Home ClUtens Arthritis Habitation Child Welfare Hayi County Womens Canyon Lake Voluntee Action Texas Society for Autirtlc Bihl Rehabilitation and the national United Way New Braunfels Herald Ntw Texas 92 239 22 Sections FRIDAY December 25 cents USPS 377880 Shuttle may get extra day SPACE Houston AP Spacelabs astronauts focused cameras on the heavens and Earth and ran through a mixed bag of ex periments today while awaiting NASAs decision on whether they will stay in orbit an extra The six orbiters were in agreement theyd like their journey extended from 9 to 10 That would bring the space shuttle Columbia and its Spacelab cargo back to a landing in California on That sounds good to mission specialist Owen Garriott Mission Control told the crew Thursday that no decision on the extension would be made for a day or two until experts review the supplies on board and study weather forecasts for the new landing But everything looks good for another day in officials One factor will be a large number of Columbia maneuvers planned in the next two days as commander John Young and pilot Brewster Shaw twist and turn the shuttle to permit Spacelabs four scientists to aim their instruments at Earth and outer These maneuvers burn and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration wants to to be sure there is an adequate margin for an additional Roundtheclock experiments were continued today by mission specialists Garriott and Bob Parker and payload specialists Byron Lichtenberg and West German Ulf Spacelab carries the largest and heaviest astronomy instruments ever taken into and the astronauts were using their unique platform above the obscuring veil of Earths atmosphere to observe the stars and mysterious energy and radio sources such as quasars and Sophisticated telescopes and cameras were gathering information about vast regions of the not stars of differing solar activity and radiation as scientists seek more knowledge about the Early targets were a and a cluster of Members of the drum corps perform during halftime of last weeks game Staff photo by John Senter Inside For the second the Herald Zeitung will hold its Cheer Fund food drive to help feed needy families this As mentioned we are accepting cash or nonperishable food The goal is to provide a Christmas dinner to local families who might not have one without your You can bring contributions to our offices at 186 Castell or mail a monetary contribution to PO Drawer New Names of contributors will be published Pickup of donated food items can be made by con tacting Circulation Manager Don Thursday we received a contribution from one of our Charles That brings our current balance to Todays Weather Comal County skies will be cloudy with a 60 percent chance of light rain or and east winds near 10 miles per DEAR RELIGIOUS TV On the march By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer A cold nip is in the the sweaters are out and the high school football season is reaching its With teams narrowed down to the this weekends fewer and fewer schools are able to showcase their And fewer bands are getting a chance to strut their stuff as At least through tonights the New Braunfels High School band keeps marching For the a prizewinning band is as much a tradition as postseason football The number of students marching in the band is particularly Most Class 4A schools march around 140 The Unicorns perform with 215 members about 18 percent of the schools enrollment of Although 76 trombones dont lead the 20 32 trumpets and 43 the bands largest do provide a solid In this part of the were well above the membership said NBHS band director Wayne Long football season means extra duty for Unicorn band I think a lot of it is community he Theres a neat tradition in New Braunfels that makes it nice to be a part Senior drum major Darryl Marsch When you join the its like you have a whole family of friends waiting for You dont have to go and be Future interest is growing because our middle school program is Tucker We work with the middle school as much as we can from up We look at approximately 230240 members next he Aspiring musicians can begin band in the sixth Between 130 and 140 students are currently Performing in the Unicorn band is the which is a constant activity throughout the school We have no off the band director Everybody involved in band is in the marching Tucker Marching which begins with August takes a great deal of time to perfect a I go and watch a lot of competitions and see what theyre Tucker adding that he tries to fit the music to what were able to play and we go with Learning the program takes a great deal of Tucker but we try to get as much done as possible around the school Much of the work that goes into a strong marching performance comes from the drum Marsch During the you have to teach the new people how to march and help them with their As the season goes drum majors make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible and make sure everything comes off well on the the senior Sometimes you make the difference between a good performance and a bad performance generate a little he The marching season culminates in the contest which the Unicorns have performed in full for the Hays and two playoff The time and effort hasnt been in The Unicorns won the Westlake marching contest and made all Is at UIL See Page 12A County OKs jailer pay hires dispatcher for Sheriff With only three members present at the regular Thursday the Comal County Com missioners Court approved salary increases for two Sheriff Department employees and hiring an ad ditional The court also discussed the future of the countys telephone service but postponed a decision until their meeting Commissioners Bill Monroe Wetz and Jumbo Evans were present to review the fiveitem A salary increase to was approved for two Sheriff Department supervisory positions the sergeant in charge of patrol administration and the chief After informing the court that the increase was an oversight on the four Sheriff Waiter Fellers explained the raise would put the salary for the two employees above deputy salaries and would make it equal for each one of The raise will go into effect Commissioners also approved creating a position for an additional Im having quite a few problems with dispat Fellen The sheriff explained that with only two fulltime and one parttime another dispatcher was necessary due to vacations and sick He said on several a dispatcher has had to work two In other commissioners heard and discussed a report by consultant Sharon Jetelina of Communications Management Company on the countys telephone Jetelina said she had toured the county offices to inventory both current equipment and as well as evaluate needs and After the she formed and presented a preliminary cost projection which compared the proposed PBX system and the current By taking the new Jetelina told com the difference over a 10year period is which will give the county a fiveyear pay back She projected yearly savings after that time to be All projections were based on a 10 percent per year Estimating county use on the new system would require 96 15 trunks and three private Jetelina When you go in a PBX See Page UA Shooting victim said recovering at McKenna By DYANNE FRY Staff writer The victim of a Thursday morning shooting at Vista Del Sol apartments is reportedly doing well at McKenna Memorial Charges are still pending against her who is reported in fair con dition at Methodist Hospital in San If hes going to were going to get a warrant on It looks like hes going to said a police who didnt want to release the mans name at this Statements taken from witnesses indicate that he broke into the apartment of Joni Gilliland at shot and beat and then shot Gilliland underwent surgery at McKenna Thursday and is considered stable and in fair condition Jury deliberating in forgery trial By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The guilt or innocence of a New Braunfels charged with forgery by passing and on trial in 207th District Court since Wednesday was still undecided as of presstime The charge against Julie Thompson stems from an check cashed at on April She allegedly forged her fatherinlaws Melvin on the back of the In her Thompson said she didnt know how Melvins name got She said she signed her name on the back of the She said Wanda Jean whose signature was on the check was visiting her and was short on The pay to the order portion of the check was left but cashed the check because former pharmacist Mike Buckmeier recognized Melvin Thompsons The pharmacist testified that Thompson did a lot of business with the Calloway testified that Julie stole the checks out of her She said the account had been but she had not thrown the checks away Julie Thompson showed up for court Tuesday morning 15 minutes late and still in her Judge Robert Pfeuffer revoked her and shes been in jail The trial started about 3 Testimony and the jury began its deliberations about 3 But Judge Pfeuffer called it quits shortly after 5 The jury returned to deliberations at 9 If Thompson is found the possible range of punishment would be two to 10 years in the Texas Department of and up to a
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