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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas J Canyon principal to lead Blanco ISO By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The challenge of being a Class 2A school district superintendent in Blanco has suc ceeded in charming principal Larry Moehnke away from Canyon High Comal ISO has been Moehnkes educational home for 15 He started Canyons football program his first year then served as dean of students and assistant principal before becoming principal nine years Ive had good years and some very good opportunities to be involved in many Moehnke Im very comfortable but as a I can learn new And that excites July 1 will be his official starting date in Blanco but Moehnke held a staff meeting Monday with the schools faculty to tell them he was I just wanted them to hear it from he said this I know I will miss the closeness of the faculty Theyre very caring They care about kids and about one Moehnke I may find as good a faculty where Im but I dont think Ill ever find a better Moehnke was one of six finalists last fall when CISD went looking for a superintendent after Edgar Willhelm asked to be relieved of his The school board picked Bill the former superintendent of Caldwell as its final choice in late Ive thought about becoming a superin tendent for a number of Moehnke I feel like Im at that point in my professional life where Im ready to assume that But I had to wait for a location that was good for myself and my Blanco ISD has only two schools with a total enrollment of about 585 as compared to Canyons current enrollment of Theres one school for kindergarten through eighth and a high school in Moehnke They just passed a bond issue I think it was and have already added classrooms to the elementary They plan to do renovation to all other facilities this he Moehnke said he was also looking forward to having one school district in one That there arent any split alliances which can cause he Even though its handled well it isnt Larry Moehnke Celtics blister 148114 PageS New Braunfels Herald New Texas Tuesday May 25 Cents 12 Pages Tidal wave kills thousands on islands Bangladesh AP Navy ships are plucking bodies from the Bay of Bengal and air force planes are dropping food packets to survivors in the aftermath of a hurricane that news reports say could claim tens of thousands of The official government count of the dead today was But the International Committee of the Red Cross in put the death toll from Saturdays storm at Unofficial reports from the hardest hit offshore islands and the devastated southern coastal areas said people may have perished in the Saturday Hardest hit were the islands of where people reportedly and with to reported Another people were said to have died in the Noakhali district along the southwestern About people were feared dead on Sandwip and fishermen from the island also were missing and presumed Authorities estimate million people in the coastal area were af fected by the which washed away entire communities with huge waves and flooded large areas of In a helicopter tour of the stricken area reporters saw decomposing bodies lying on the islands and in channels of Bay of In survivors were crouched under broken bamboo their crops clothing tattered and faces pale with fear and During a walk on Urirchar this reporter counted 97 and found only a few houses and trees standing on the western side of the Sixty families were completely wiped 20 families have only one surviving and 23 families have two Survivors said none of the families on Urirchar escaped the Abul sitting on a raised piece of ground where his home once began sobbing when he recounted the loss of seven members of his including his Ask Him God what He has Khair looking at the Today even He must be crying over the An elder on Sandwip Abdul told The Associated Press that residents and farm laborers on several neighboring islands did not move to shelters for fear their cattle See Page 12 wreck mar holidays A 20yearold Luling man who came to the aid of a swimmer in distress at Canyon Lake Monday is missing and presumed Elisar Rodriguez was reported wading off the point of Comal Park near the when a woman stepped off into deep She hollered for and he pulled her back but slipped off the ledge and said lake ranger Lee She tried to grab but he went Hunt of Engineers personnel along with game warden Neil Etheredge dragged the bottom in the area where Rodriguez Searchers were aided by snorkelers in the park area and chart recorders were used to try to locate the Hunt said the incident occurred at about in waters about 50 yards off Corps officials and the game warden will be assisted by divers this morning in a continued search for An 18year old Boerne man died in a onecar accident at Sunday about three miles south of Jerry one of three See Page 12 Inside Water Watch Comal River down 41 Canyon down 73 Canyon Dam same Edwards up Canyon Lake down Todays Weather With 90 percent humidity and temperatures expected to reach the some will call this the first day of though the calendar puts it in another three CLASSIFIED 911 COMICS CROSSWORD DEARABBY HOROSCOPE OPINIONS SJWS STOCKS TV LISTINGS Sidewalk art Using the sidewalk in front of Lone Star Primary as his Alfonso Martinez draws what he thinks he might find on a bear Students in Sylvia Phipps class drew their sidewalk creations as part of an art project created by teacher Carol Snider and carried out with help LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALDZEITUMG from Joyce Students learned to smear colored chalk to fill in large areas after outlining them with white Back in session Health care snarl keeps lawmakers in Austin AUSTIN AP Less than 10 hours after the 1985 Legislatures regular session lawmakers returned to the Capitol today for a special session called by Mark who had angered many backers of a health care program for the called the session shortly before 1 to deal exclusively with the million The Senate convened at having ended its regular session at The which technically remained in session today while last minute bills were being signed from the previous nights was ex pected to begin its session As the final gavel fell Monday the House was debating the indigent health care But time ran out before it could be as the state Constitution requires adjournment by midnight of the 140th Several lawmakers blamed White for the For legislators had planned to fund the program by increasing the state cigarette tax to take the place of an 8cent per pack rollback pending in But White waited until Saturday to tell them he would veto such a the lawmakers All White has been wishywashy on this com plained Juan D The governor has said publicly and privately that hed veto it in digent health care if it had the cigarette tax on it for reasons I dont said John White met with House Speaker Gib DFort shortly before the House returned to The governor had little to say when asked by reporters how long the special session might Such sessions can run up to 30 The speaker and I have got to talk See Page 12 Memorial Day visitors business owners say By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer If crowds the rest of the summer are as plentiful as the ones here Memorial Day resort and recreation businesses will ex perience 9 wonderful return to the way it was before the drought of It was said Rusty chairman of the Chamber of Commerce convention and tourist It made us feel good to have people around here who runs Camp said bis resort was full and as far as he all others in town were Because people were calling here wanting to know if we bad any he We had a good daily our accomodations were Brandt The people were enthusiastic about the water and it looked It was very he I would say its probably even better than Memorial Day The word was not out about the low water yet last but the daily crowd wasnt really Jeff of the Schlitterbahn water said business was better this holiday weekend than It was Henry As compared to last it was And it appeared to be good all over Everybody was Henry said all signs point to a good See Page D8 Port motions denied By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The long trip didnt pay off for Houston attorney Jack Zim who came to New Braunfels this morning to ask for a new trial for convicted murderer David Harris County State District Judge Jon Hughes denied Zimmermanns request to file an amended motion for a new without hearing any evidence or allowing the defense to put a proof of proper into the court But Hughes ruling was what Zimmermann said he had We told David his chance for saving lies with the appellate not a trial Zimmermann said after the Trial judges just dont overturn other trial They leave that up to the appellate but we dont have a record of this proceeding to take This state provides for appeal by This court is cutting off that he was convicted last March in the June shooting death of 23yearold mail carrier Debora Sue He was sentenced to 75 years in prison by a Comal County after the case was moved here on a change of venue from Harris Port was present at todays but had no Zimmermann said Port was at tending the prison school five mor nings a and had had some difficulty with his insulin balance since his Everyone in his cell unit knows who he Zimmermann The more notoriety you the more difficult other prisoners make it for So I dont want to make any further comments that might come back to harm State District Judge Mc who presided over Ports trial last did not come to New Braunfels He had asked Judge Hughes to take over the case last Zimmermanns request for a new trial was largely based on recent reports that McMaster is not a resident of Harris thus disqualifying him from being a judge The attorney argued Mc Masters violation of state law made the sentence against Port null and This Zimmermann said he realized the 30day limit to file a motion for a new trial had but added he could show good cause for He also argued case law provided that Port was entitled to a See
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