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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung November 8, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas San Marr^ Mo: *dai# •ft*### * ft##*-*# ■& .& & .# .# 4$ # #..* #. # fj, # # ##* DALLAS 752    *#* att - ,    ir&p., j/-c''2/£u p P^T£ '"" rf^ ^ I Cr Cl PT I D*u[q*0X^8436L*XX " LM # ##### ### * # # # # #. ^ # # #. #g. # # # # # # Sattler election Area draws complaints See below Comal River .............. 299    (up 5) Water Canyon inflow ......... 509 (down 19) Canyon outflow .......... 926    (same) Watch Edwards Aquifer ....... 625.58 (up .03) Canyon Lake level .... 910.52 (down .15) Wurstfest offers Local full schedule See Page 2A Fund established to aid recovery of NBHS mascot Bf BANA BVIBSTNKITStaff writer A fund to help the family of Eunice the Unicorn defray its medical expenses was set up this week at MBank New Braunfels. Mindy Largent, who dresses up as Eunice, was the mascot at the Oct. 25 New Braunfels-Canyon football game when she was accidently tackled by Unicorn wide receiver Claude Porterie before the game. Largent was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital with a concussion It was later discovered that she had a bruised spinal cord. “She is having to go through physical therapy to reteach her to walk properly,” said Janelle Berger, a friend of Largent. “She is doing better, but it end ed up worse than we first thought ” Berger said several of Largent’s friends wanted to help the family, but didn’t want to send flowers. “So we said, how about if we open an account,” Berger said “It’s a real community effort.” Donations can be sent to MRank New Braunfels, 451 Main Plaza, in the the name of Mindy Largent or P^unice the Unicorn Quarterbacks shuffled, Page 8ANew Braunfels    FridayNovember 8,1985 25 Cents 36 Pages — 3 Sections Judge hears election complaintsBf SMM MKC Staff writer Although Comal County Judge Fred (Mark has heard rumblings about Tuesday’s Canyon Lake Village incorporation election, no for mal complaints have been filed “People have come to me saying that individuals who did not live in the boundaries of the incorporated area voted, not a great number, not enough to change the outcome of the election,” Clark said after comis-sioners court Thursday Voters defeated the incorporation move, 189-72. People wishing to vote at the incorporation election were asked to show election judges where they live on a map of the proposed incorporation area “I told those who complained to get a lawyer and the process they needed “At this time, we are interested in finding out the number who voted who shouldn’t have.” —Norris Flodine to follow to challenge the election results.” Clark said Though all parties agree that the votes could not change the outcome. Clark said the complainants had n dicated that they were interested in making sure the next incorporation election used better procedures “We really don’t know what we ll do until we get things sorted out, said Norris Flodine. a supporter of the failed incorporation move and one of the residents who spoke with the judge “At this time, we are interested in anding out the number who voted who shouldn thai' Flodine said Flodine added that he thought the system used tor determining eligible voters was an accurate system David Thompson, the leading in corporation supporter, said Wedttes day that he thinks some of the people who supposedly voted illegal Iv did so knowingly A second incorporation map has been drawn by a different group of citizens and an effort is being made to incorporate the entire lake area This map includes all of the major subdivisions around the lake into a proposed 9 square mile tow n Contests of election results have to be filed in district court County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury said Incorporation elections across the state use the same procedures for determining eligible voters, ae cording to Mark Jordan, a legal assistant with the elections division Of the Texas ‘secretary of State's of flee Jordan said only registered voters within a proposed incorporation area are allowed to vote on the matter ot incorporation Precinct judges have voter registration lists The proposed incorporation area did not include all of one single precinct Jordan said in ^uch a sit ut at ion the election judges are responsible for determining the eligibility of a voter Harvey Hardy a San Antonio attorney hired by the county to deter mine the legality of the move for incorporation, said “it’s harder in a rural area than in an urban area” to determine who is eligible to vote He added that the election judges should have taken the county Se*- ELECTION, Page 12AStudents treated in accidents By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A fight Thursday afternoon sent a Bulverde student to the hospital “At Bulverde Middle School, two eighth graders were involved in a fight in the gymnasium and one shoved the other against the wall," Superintendent Bi!! Brown said “The boy hit his head on the wall and became dizzy later in the nurse's office. so she decided to call EMS.' Early reports indicated that the boy had lost consciousness, but Brown said as far as he knew, while the boy was under the school’s care he had not lost conciousness though he said he felt faint Bexar Bulverde emergency medical services transported the in jured boy to Humana Hospital in San Antonio, and the hospital kept the boy overnight for observation Sheriff s Deputy Milton Willman went to the scene and at first had difficulty obtaining information from a teacher who had witnessed the incident “But after we called the superintendent, we got plenty of cooperation,” Willman said Another student at Bulverde Elementary was injured and taken for stitches by her parent almost at the same time See BULVERDE. Page 12A Acid spills on 1-10By ULLIAN TMMAS Staff writer A truck carrying hydrochloric acid solution spilled some of its contents along Interstate IO in Seguin, causing the freeway to be closed for four hours Thursday afternoon. No one was injured in the spill. Four Seguin Fire Department trucks responded to the spill and law enforcement officers directed traffic off the interstate while the cleanup operation continued about a mile east of the Texas 123 exit. Krno Huebinger of Luling, employed by B J. Titan Services of Seguin, was transporting a load of hydrochloric acid solution inhibited on 1-10 when a Department of Public Safety trooper spotted the leaking liquid and stopped him. The load was headed to Kingsbury. “Trooper Thurman Roberson saw this stuff leaking out of the 5,000-gallon tank and stopped the driver,” said Billy Ford with DPS License and Weights Division. To dean up the acid, workers poured lime and soda ash on it and then the fire department hosed the neutralized substance into a ditch along the interstate, Ford said. Trooper Joey McKinney, who was A worker pours lime and soda at the scene Thursday, said about 300-600 gallons of the solution spilled from the truck. The substance Is highly corrosive and nontoxic, McKinney said.ash on the solutfon License and weights division has jurisdiction over hazardous materials regulations and gave the driver two citations one for allowing hazardous material to be released in tetlle environment and one for haul mg the material in an unauthorized tank. Ford said “Tanks to carry that type of acid have to have special linings and meet certain specifications, .he DPS of ficial said The two citation*- have a maximum fine of $200each, Ford said tSLi* unitvvMiiInside CLASSIFIED 3-12B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 11A DEAR ABBY 11A DEATHS 2A HOROSCOPE 1B OPINIONS AA RELIGIOUS FOCUS BA SPORTS 7-9A STOCKS 12A WEATHER 2A Utilities keeps top bond raingsToday's weather Expect cloudy and mild mornings and evenings, with partly sunny and warm afternoons through much of the weekend Winds will be from the south and southwest ranging from IO to 15 miles per hour. Friday’s high is expected to reach the mid-70s, with the high Saturday reaching the low-80a. Overnight temperatures will drop to the upper-50s Thursday’s high was 71 and this morning’s low was 57. Sunset tonight will be at 5:40 p.m. and sunrise Saturday will be at 1:10 a.m. By Bf BBIC BoLOAGN Staff writer Moody’s Investors in New York has decided to maintain New Braunfels Utilites’ current AA rating for senior lien bonds and A-l rating for junior lien bonds To Floyd Westerman, financial advisor for the city and the Utilities, that means the personal touch paid off. “We decided each entity needed to be represented in a roundtable discussion So we went to New York and they got to see the whole bunch of us,” Westerman said. “The Utilities has retained its A l rating, so it would seem we made a wise decision.” Moody’s announcement is par tubularly good news, he added, in light of Tuesday’s bid opening for the sale of $4 785 million in Utilities system revenue bonds The bond sale was approved on Oct. 8, and bids will be opened at 5 p m Tuesday at City Hall. The bids will then be tabulated and ready to present to City Council at 7:30 p.m. for approval “Based on the market today, I think we’ll get a very good bid Tuesday,” Westerman said “Theres been a lot of interest in the Utilities bonds already They may very well all sell Wednesday." On Oct 19, city voters passed a $7.41 million bond package for streets, drainage and fire station improvements The city currently has an A-l rating on its ability to repay bonds Since the city doesn’t plan on selling its bonds until mid-December, word on the Utilities’ bond rating was anticipated before any news for the city. But City Manager Joe Michie is hoping the personal touch paid off for the city, too. “The rating affects the amount of interest that is paid,” Michie said “It is important that you get as high a rating of the bonds as possible so the interest will be as low as possible. “From an A-l to a B rating, you could be talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars over a 20-year period,” he added. Miss Loverwurst Terry Drury, third from left, joins Wurstfest^joers in a sing along in one of the festival's tents The group is singing along to the tunes of the Bavarian Village band. Rennie Guenther is playing the tuba. Swing to the side DtRYl CLARK Mf RAID ZEIT UNG ;

  • Billy Ford
  • Claude Porterie
  • David Thompson
  • Floyd Westerman
  • Joe Michie
  • Joey Mckinney
  • Lillian Thomas Staff
  • Loverwurst Terry Drury
  • Mark Jordan
  • Milton Willman
  • Mindy Largent
  • Norris Flodine
  • Rennie Guenther
  • Rosie Bosenbury
  • San Marr
  • Thurman Roberson

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: November 8, 1985

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