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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                Suicide ruled in death of local man on FM 306 By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Suicide has been ruled in the death of a 62yearold New Braunfels man whose body was found off FM 306 Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger said Alfredo Mario Aguilar of 1 Sauder Lane shot himself twice in the head with a caliber semiautomatic Aguilars body was found about 7 Sunday on private property about six miles north of New I made my based on investigation by the sheriffs office and the criminal investigation Bayardos findings and the Krueger In his preliminary autopsy Travis County Medical Examiner Roberto Bayardo noted gun powder burns indicated the gunshot wounds entered through Aguilars Comal County Sheriffs Rudy Rubio said the rifle found next to Aguilars body did not belong to the A written in Spanish on a was discovered Monday afternoon inside the victims The car was recovered late Sunday night at FM 306 and Purgatory In the he said he had tried putting rat poison in capsules and took 20 of them about a week but he just got real Rubio He also wrote he had thought about cutting his arm off with a hatchet he had in his and bleeding to Rubio said Aguilar also mentioned jumping off the Guadalupe River and drowning in Canyon Lake as other ways to end his The note indicated he was having problems from his vehicle on but it the note was one of the most unusual ones Ive ever Krueger It was like he was writing it as he was deciding what to Rubio said Aguilar had lived in New Braunfels about eight Canyon Spring forward Daylight Savings to begin Sunday WASHINGTON AP Most Americans will have to spring forward with an hours less sleep on as our clocks perform their annual rite of passage into daylightsaving In all or part of 48 states on time will skip from 2 to 3 an artificial device designed to delay the arrival of the morning and add that light onto the evening to provide more time for bar yard work and other outdoor First instituted in World War the shift regularly generates controversy and legislation is introduced in almost every to change the generally with little Under the current daylightsaving time ex tends from the last Sunday in April to the last Sunday See Page 12A Cougar Field New Braunfels Friday New Texas Chemica spills on I35 By DANASTELL Staff writer A damaged barrel of a toxic chemical presented a potential hazard to emergency workers Thursday Responding to a call that a barrel was blocking police and firefighters Thursday night found a 55gallon drum containing Methylethylketone a flammable liquid on the Interstate 35 frontage road near the Hungry Hobo When we the firemen put on air said Fire Chief Jack because you dont know what youre dealing They righted the plugged the and dammed the curb leading to the storm Wilson said as a one firefighter went to McKenna Memorial Hospital for observation after helping to right the container and driving the truck to the Patrol John Wommack said two patrolmen also were taken to the hospital after breathing the vapors and one patrolman reported touching some of the We have no idea who the shipper or transporter it just sort of said Civil Defense officer Herb Without a label other than what was in its hard to determine where it came I think that what is it was on the back of a flatbed and with the maybe a strap Syring I know it fell some distance because of the damaged Syring said that after police and firemen were the spill was quickly contained and The problem was with he That presented a problem for some length of The civil defense officer said that by the time the spill was about half of the barrel had run into the storm drainage We decided to dike it he The Texas Department of Water Resources advised Syring to not let the chemical get into the citys water or sewer which it he We have no idea who the shipper or tran sporter it just sort of said Civil Defense officer Herb Because the chemical can be diluted with Thursday nights rain helped the workers Syring Probably the best thing for it was the he ex plaining that the Emergency Response Guidebook calls for sprayng the chemical with water to dilute the Syring ex can burn skin and while the vapors may cause diz and a fire could produce poisonous Runoff causes water A representative from the Texas Department of Water Resources will come here today to determine exactly what is in the drum and tell the fire department how to dispose of the rest of the Syring said he does not yet know whether the state department will test the river for that The mess was cleaned up by about Wilson The next step for weary emergency workers is to review what happened Thursday We critique what we Wilson How it compares with the disaster plan and how we can Syring said the accident was a good test of the citys disaster We need to go back and revamp and review the standard operating he I saw some shortfalls and were going to go back and correct One event at the disaster that no one could have helped was when a later charged with driving while crashed into the left fender of a police car serving as a Its a learning experience in every Wilson said of the disaster Inside at 15 to 25 diminishing Highs today and tomorrow will be in the 80s and the overnight lows will be in the Yesterdays high was 84 and this mornings low was CLASSIFIED 212B Water Watch COMICS 10A CROSSWORD 2B DEARABBY 2B Comal Canyon Canyon Dam outflow Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level 262 els down 8 654 cfs down 23 470 cfs tup 11 down tup ENTERTAINMENT 1B HOROSCOPE 1B OPINIONS 4A Todays Weather It will stay cloudy to partly cloudy through tomorrow with a 30 percent chance of rain Winds will be from the southeast RELIGIOUS FOCUS 5A SPORTS STOCKS TV LISTINGS 2A 10A WEATHER 3A Soggy beginning The rains came Thursday but the annual Fiesta Mexicans celebration began as preFiesta festivities went on as scheduled at Main members of the audience who didnt have a spot inside the gazebo had to bring their umbrellas to stay dry while watching the Gabriel his shirt stretched out over his listens to his His mother is one of the members of Mariachi which was one of the groups performing on the Plaza Thursday The celebration moves to the Wursthalle in Landa Park as the Fiesta officially opens at 5 Tonights highlights include a dance and the crowing of the Fiesta Mexicana The event runs through Sunday Calendar of Page April 25 Cents 24 Pages2 Sections Storms put on light show Minor outages reported in some areas It was a storm with more bark than Thursdays sudden thunderstorm dropped almost an inch of rain on the city and a little more than a halfinch at Canyon But all the thunder and lightning was just for John electrical superin tendent with New Braunfels said his department didnt have the usual problem with tree limbs falling during the The trees are giving us very minimal problems this Huck Weve been upgrading our trimming schedule and personnel and the trees are growing Because of another two areas of Preiss Heights and Sleepy Hollcw experienced the most extensive electrical problems last Huck said lightning struck an oil reclosure switch on a pole and opened the We had one fairly goodsized area out Huck Lightning dished us a dirty It took about two hours to correct the problem and restore power to those Huck Other than we got he our system is in good There were few electrical problems reported in the Canyon Lake area It was really It was pretty quiet amidst all that thunder and said David district manager of Pedernales Electric In it weatherrelated problems was probably less than he DANASTELL Common ground Constables have requests granted by commissioners By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The struggle between constables and county commissioners appears to be winding down as two constables had all their requests approved County commissioners approved George Wolf as Constable Fidel Tamezs reserve deputy and gave Constable Danny Scheel all he was asking Scheel asked for more for for office his contingency fund to be brought back up to and an old patrol car for his reserve Even before the constables were sworn into office in Tamez had a long list of requests to com missioners including a pay The battle became more than one for as commissioners tried to define the duties of a The car for Scheels deputy is a sheriffs department car soon to be auctioned Scheels reserve deputy has not been patroling in his own vehicle on Scheels I have not been willing to allow him to patrol in his own because of the liability and I didnt think it looked right to have the rotating lights on a Scheel The cost on the reserve deputys car would be oil and Scheels budget had for a deputy constables none of which has been Commissioners agreed to transfer the mileage to oil and The Precinct 2 constable has been giving commissioners monthly reports documenting the number of tickets gallons of gasoline used and number of papers County Judge Fred Clark suggested requesting all constables for similar reports to help them know what the constables were Though no negative votes were Commissioners Jumbo Evans and Bill George were con cerned that the car was only the beginning of increasing the con stables Clark and Commissioners Monroe Wetz and Lorenzo Yankee Camarillo supported the This is not giving money in Wetz If he doesnt use that the money stays in the Clark pointed out that the com missioners could not rewrite the Texas that constables were duly elected officials and the overlapping of law enforcement responsibility was written into the When another constable comes See 12A   

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