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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas 1 S P 7 5 9 5 Something special for local students Special education doesnt normally conjure up pictures of students pumping as Kent a special education student at Canyon is doing Many people may not have muchof a mental picture of special education at Special education is a program for special people with special and both local school districts programs affect a wide variety of people from the student to the parent to the administrator to the teacher to See Pages A bad choice Burglary suspect hitches ride with investigator By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Sheriffs Investigator Gilbert Villarreal used his head and not his feet to capture a burglary suspect early Monday Driving his unmarked he saw a man who fit the description of a man suspected of burglarizing Canyon Lake Marina running along FM and offered him a ride straight to the Comal County I was about two miles from the marina when I saw this guy running down the Villarreal I knew if I yelled hed just run into the And Ill do anything to keep from So I caught him off I of fered him a He hopped inside the and I had my The first law officer to arrive at Canyon Lake Marina was Sheriffs Deputy Dennis The night watchman there had noticed a man standing on the and found property from boats stacked on the The watchman called the Sheriffs and Koepp arrested Jerry Wayne of San When Koepp found out a second suspect had hidden in the boat and got they called me for Villarreal He wound up arresting Gary Wayne also of San Both men were charged with burglary of a motor because the boats had motors on and thats a Villarreal Bond was set by Peace Justice Harold Krueger at Both men were released on bond ill New Braunfels New Texas 92 242 16 Pages Sections IUSPS 3778801 Picnic fees may go up in parks Members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board didnt bat an eye over raising picnic fees 66 percent Monday If approved by City picnic fees will jump from to per That seems reasonable to Carl Fox The idea I got from the council at the workshop was raise reduce so this is all The twodollar jump could mean the park wouldnt be behind any more paying for maintenance and Were roughly 23 percent behind on revenue to pay the rangers to collect the Parks Director Court Thieleman This is roughly a 66 percent so youd be taking care of the next two years real But remember youll be going from to for small and if some group wants Area theyll have to cut us a check for in stead of he The picnic fees would apply to Landa Cypress Bend Park and Hinman I got a call from a man who said he was glad we were thinking about raising the picnic but he was just as convinced that local folks would pay the old Thieleman When I told him the increase would apply to he said was too This only applies to weekend use Fox And how many of you at this table have had a picnic in the park on a weekend in the last five years The parks board also asked Thieleman to consider the rangers suggestion of branding the fee into the Thieleman said the idea was The board also approved new swimming pool fees and at the request of aquatic supervisor John If okayed by City children under 5 will get in Youth ages 517 will move up to Adult ages 1859 will increase to and senior citizens 60 and older will stay See PageM New violence hits Beirut Have a surreal Christmas Thanks to a like photographic the Main Plaza Christmas tree appears to be driving this Lincoln Continental as it makes the turn around Staff photc by John Senter the traffic The effect was created with time lapse Lebanon AP Syria reportedly shot downed three Israeli aircraft and captured an Israeli pilot and a bomb tore apart a bus in killing at least one person and wounding more than One witness in Jerusalem counted five people The Tel Aviv military command said one pilotless Israeli recon naissance drone was shot down over eastern Lebanons Bekaa Syria said it shot down two of the unmanned and Beirut radio said a manned Israeli warplane was downed and its pilot The explosion in Jerusalem blew the roof off the bus as it waited at a traffic Hadassah Hospital said it received one dead person and 10 and Shaarei Zedek Hospital said it received 33 Photographer Eli Hershkovitz counted fiVe people killed by the There was no immediate claim of Moslem west closed down in a general strike to protest the car bomb that killed 16 people A shadowy group calling itself the Front for the Liberation of Lebanon from Foreigners claimed respon sibility for Mondays which shattered a ninestory apartment building in west The same group claimed responsibility several previous attacks on Palestinian and Syrian but in this case there seemed to be no political The state which reported the groups said the official death toll was 16 killed and 100 On a brighter the English language Beirut Daily Star resumed publication exactly eight years after suspending operations during the 197576 civil In a frontpage publisher Jamil Mrowa called the renewal of publication an act of faith in this Lebanon which many think nor longer We believe Lebanon will make the paper was filled with news of the car the drop of the Lebanese pound to its lowest level and American and Syrian threats stemming from the first See Page 8A Brotze replaces Darilek at county By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer Mary Brotze was named administrative assistant to the Comal County Commissioners Court during a special meeting Commissioners voted unanimously to hire Brotze for salary a per effective She will replace Tim who will accept a position on 1984 with John Baines a San An tonio development earned a masters degree in public administration from Southwest Texas University in She also holds a bachelor of arts degree in zoology from the University of Texas and a masters degree in biochemistry from Texas My main credential is my masters degree in public Brotze The degree taught her about intergovernmental relations and the possibilities and problems you get into with any governmental she She said another strong point she has is very good communication Brotze interned for the Comal County Juvenile Probation Depart ment in the fall of from which she helped establish Teen She is a board member for Teen From 1975 to 1978 she served as a member of New Braunfels Planning and Zoning and was the chairman of the commission in She currently is employed with Alamo Area Council of Governments Brotze was an area coordinator for a fivecounty region through Now she is a career guidance instructor and is working on the Job Training Partnership which focuses on minority em I got interested in public ad ministration because of my workings with the planning and zoning com Brotze She applied for the administrative assistant position because there arent that many positions within that line in the New Braunfels The commissioners court received over 40 applications for the position and interviewed 12 of We were highly impressed with the quality of many of the applications for said County Judge Fred Filling this position is extremely difficult if you have the caliber of applicants that we he Mary Brotze County isnt interested in shared ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer It was City Council that first suggested Mondays joint meeting with the Comal County Commissioners But County Judge Fred Clark picked most of the discussion Most of them concerned sharing of one sort or another city use of the planned new county jail getting together on the purchase of large equipment or the construction of a downtown parking lot and the possibility of a central tax collection office to serve not only the city and but other local governments as The group seemed in favor of cooperating as much as possible in those But when it came to talking about a central garage and maintenance center for the various Clark said the county just isnt The central garage idea has been discussed at recent meetings of the City Council and New Braunfels Utilities Clark admitted the commissioners might have liked the idea if they hadnt just built a new maintenance facility last year and hired a managementlevel mechanic to go with Theres not a majority of the Commissioners Court thats willing to spend even on a feasibility he The other two groups have already voted in favor of such a and agreed to pay their pro rata share of County officials said they would be willing to serve as the citys If all goes Clark the new jail could be ready in 19 If the municipal police wanted to close their temporary holding facilities at that and move all booking and processing to the county We would have to strike a bargain on he Clark and city officials that the city facilities wouldnt stand up to close scrutiny by the Texas Commission on Jail Most city prisoners who are held longer than overnight get transferred to the county jail Clark said this has already raised some interesting questions as to when a city prisoner becomes a county Sheriff Walter Fellers is concerned about that because his department is responsible not only for feeding and clothing but also for providing their medical The sheriff has just mentioned a significant problem for We have an individual who committed a and then shot He was referring to Charles Dale who See Page 8A Cheer Fund 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 both money or food items 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 Todays Weather The forecast for Comal County calls for fair and cooler today with northerly winds at 1015 Clear and cold tonight with scattered frost and variable Sunny and warmer Wednesday with southerly winds 1015 Todays sunset at with sunrise Wednesday at We have received several donations in the past few They include and Alan Herman Louise John Maggie goods That raises our balance to We appreciate your They will be put to good DEAR Explosions rip plant near Houston Texas AP About residents who fled their homes in the wake of a series of ex plosions at a nearby chemical plant started retur ning to their homes today as firefighters watched over the smoldering remains of the Joe a spokesman for HiPort where the blast occurred at about said the company estimated damages at million and that no cause of the explosions had been There were no fatalities in the blast that raged out of control for 3 hours but five employes and two police officers suffered minor officials Authorities said the cause of the explosion and fire was The inferno burned about seven acres of the acre which manufactures jet insecticide and Macaluso Fire authorities at the scene said early today that the fire had been brought under control and that residents were returning to their Electrical turned off during the height of the was officials and schools opened on
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