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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 19, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M053 MICROPLEX MITCH WOMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 Area back to Marion schools Water Watch Comal cfs up 4 Canyon cfs up 8 Canyon outflow cfs same Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake down Texas Extortion plot leads to death See Page 10A South Zone dove season see Page 9A New Braunfels New Texas Thursday September 25 Cents 20 Sections Construction mishap claims NB resident By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer An 18yearold New Braunfels man was fatally electrocuted at Wednesday in a freak accident at the New Braunfels High School con struction Robert Jay of 333 Comal was standing on wet cement after the tying steel when a crane 30 feet away got close to a highvoltage wire construction supervisor Herb Flannell I dont think it could have hap pened if it werent damp and wet out Flannell We were moving a telephone pole with a crane and when it got close to that high line a main power line the electricity arced over to the down the crane and over to the reinforcing steel he was working Three other men besides Bullock were working on tying the but he was the only one with his hand on it at that Flannell con The others were but did not need the con struction supervisor We all tried to help him four started working on him and then we called the See Page 12A DHR official indicted on charge By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A top Texas Department of Human Resources official in San Antonio was among seven individuals indicted on drug charges by a Comal County Grand Jury Arthur Richard Thormann of Route Box New was suspended from his DHR post as assistant regional director after his arrest on July He was indicted Wednesday for possession of marijuana over four About 60 growing marijuana ranging from two to seven feet were confiscated from Thormanns residence off Nacogdoches Road on July 24 by Comal County Sheriffs turned himself in six days later after his return from a two week Thormann began his career with DHR in and was named assistant regional director of the San Antonio office in September He is also a licensed but did not function as an attorney for the Three other men were also indicted Wednesday for possession of marijuana more than 200 but less than James Dow Mc Carrell of and Luis Daniel Gorizales and Neal Collins both of were arrested after officers seize j marijuana plants growing near the Guadalupe State Park in a raid last See GRAND Page 12A CISD gets goahead for SVHS campus site By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Comal ISD trustees gave Superintendent Bill Brown the go ahead to close on a 60acre site for the new Smithson Valley High School at their Wednesday night Brown said he will also continue negotiations on two possible sites for the new Canyon Middle School in the vicinity of Canyon High The land must be purchased before ar chitects can begin the design work on the new middle The other land where the existing CMS is hasnt been placed on the market but I dont think well nave any problem selling Weve had some real good he The 60acre site for the new high school is at the intersection of Highway 46 and Smithson Valley about three miles from the existing Brown said laboratory results on water drawn from two test wells indicated the supply there could adequately support the new If land wasnt the big topic at Wednesday nights money Trustees authorized almost in expenditures to buy band and pay the districts its financial advisor and a contractor whos almost finished with the eightclassroom addition at Bulverde Elemenatry The districts Floyd requested a plus for a trip to See Page 12A LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALDZEITUNG Postal patrons will soon have a larger building Plans move forward for new post office By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The Postal Service has contracted with a San Antonio construction firm to build a new main post office in New Blenard Wilson with the Postal Service Real Estate Office in Dallas confirmed Wednesday that Davis Constructors has been given notice to proceed with construction on the new designed by BradleyMcChesney Architects of San Of 12 Davis was the lowest at Wilson The contract was dated and theyve been given notice to John officerincharge at the New Braunfels Post said work on clearing the three acre site adjacent could begin as early as The antique store there has a notice on the saying its moving on Searson I think the deadline to vacate the lot is Construction on the new main facility is expected to take at least 1415 depending on the Its going to be right up to the line for January 1987 will push because roomwise around its he But I dont think we want to be moving in That would be pretty bad timing on our I who took over as officerincharge after Postmaster Kenneth Rheinlander was reassigned last said the new facility will be welcome whenever its Were real proud were getting Its going to be a lot better for us and our customers in the new See POST Page 12A Weir says other hostages are in danger WASHINGTON AP The Benjamin Weir said today that the terrorists who held him captive for 16 months are ready to kidnap other Americans and to execute their remaining six hostages if their sole demand is not met freedom for 17 prisoners in They have released me as a sign of their good Weir said at a news conference five days after his they are not willing to wait much a 61yearold Presbyterian said his captors were prepared to release the other Americans if their demand for freedom for 17 accused truck bom who blew up parts of the Embassy and other facilities in is In a press conference Thursday Weir said I was suddenly released by my I made contact with the American whose ambassador and officials promptly and efficiently arranged for me to be transported to the Late Monday I arrived by govern ment landing near He said he agreed to remain secluded because of the possibility that one or more of those left behind might also be appearing wore a yellow ribbon on his Yellow a Vietnam War symbol of Americans held adorned each pew of the National Presbyterian where Weir He said he believes his captors appeals should be taken He refused to release details of several aspects of his captivity and release because I do not want to put in jeopardy the safety and welfare of the remaining He said on he saw four of the six other hostages and that they were all He said he saw Terry David the Lawrence Jenco and Thomas Weir said he had a message from my captors that he had conveyed to President Reagan when the two spoke He did not say what the message but added that he feels there remains only a small window of opportunity for gaining the release of the remaining I fear that opportunity might not CISD approves 21cent tax hike By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A tax rate was approved by Comal ISD trustees Wednesday but not before a Garden Ridge resident had his say about the 21cent tax Don Hollis A lot of the logic Ive heard for the tax increase is its not our But the tax rates going up at the same time the property values You arranged the and theres some good plans in But in the some things have and the taxpayers are taking it in the If people knew then what they know the bond issue wouldnt have he Of the tax cents will be used for maintenance and cents will go toward payment of debt service for the districts old and new bond CISD patrons passed the most recent issue at million last May by almost a threetoone The board approved a million operating budget for the 198586 school year last Business Manager Abel Campos said the tax rate was needed to meet operating expenses and million See Page 12A Acid spill fish kill is total AUSTIN API The train wreck that dumped some gallons of sulfuric acid into the Medina River caused a total kill of fish and other aquatic life in a sevenmile stretch of the according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dennis pollution sur veillance chief for the said Wednesday that a minimum of fish of nine species died in the river downstream from the We feel this is a very conservative estimate of the total number of fish actually because many of the fish sank to the bottom instead of See FISH Page 12A Todays weather Mostly cloudy conditions continue with a 30 percent chance of thun dershowers dropping to a 20 percent chance The high will be in the 80s with the low in the Wednesdays high was 87 degrees and this mornings low was 70 Sunset will be at with sunrise at last In lie if the terrorists demand is not met they are prepared to kidnap other But they while they do not want to harm they will go so far as to proceed to execute their hostages if their demand is not He said while he had met with the four several he had not seen Peter Kilburn or William I do not know anything about he See Page 12A CANYON DEAR
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