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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M053 251 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATT PETE SINCLAIR BOX 45436 TX 75245 Sports Deer season opens with a bang See Page 10A Comal same Canyon down 160 Canyon same Edwards up Canyon Lake level down Local Wurstfest crowds down slightly See below Cougars challenge Billies to Page 8A New Brau nf els Thursday November New Texas 25 Cents 20 Pages2 Sections Deputy indicted By DEBBIE OaLOACH Staff writer A former reserve deputy for the Comal County Sheriffs Office has been indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly in connection with a shooting incident involving three Garden Ridge boys last David Lee Owens of Route Box San was among 21 individuals indicted by the Comal County Grand Jury Owens had worked as a reserve depu ty for less than two prior to his arrest for reckless conduct and removal from the force in mid A sheriffs departments report stated the alleged incident occurred on 12 in a pasture near Owens house in Garden The ages and said they were pop ping firecrackers in the pasture when they saw Owens fire a gun three They stated the bullets threw up dirt about five to seven feet away from Owens told law enforcement of ficers that he heard some shooting in a field behind his and thinking it Jvas coming from he fired three rounds from his Magnum into a tree After theshots were Owens said he saw some kids run out of the He said he was not shooting at the but added the tree stump was in line with the area the kids ran out See GRAND Page 11A Constables petition for better budgets By LIUMN THOMAS Staff writer Petitions asking commissioners to reconsider taking away pay and gas mileage or cars from deputy con stables are circulating around the I think that each constable is averaging around 200 signatures apiece on these so Constable Werner Riesling of Precinct 1 Other constables were not available for Attorney John Chunn will repre sent the constables at commissioners court 21 when the petitions will be During budget com missioners discussed constables re quest for a pay raise from per month to per Commissioners compromised on a raise to per but without informing the constables this conces sion would be made in exchange for removing deputy constables pay and reimbursement of the deputies ex penses or vehicles from the A letter dated from Auditor Bate Bond was sent to the county judge and commissioners to clarify the policy that they had agreed In the letter Bond stated that com missioners formulated a policy that all deputy and reserve deputy con stables will serve without compensa tion or reimbursement for policy also dictates that no deputy or reserve deputy constable shall use any countyowned or leased Bond said in the Commissioners court recognizes that constables have the authority with the approval of the to ap point commis sioners do not intend to use county funds to support the activities of the as registered voters of Comal ask that you provide them deputy constables with a reasonable amount of hours and ser viceable the petition so they may continue to pro See Page 11A Cleaning a mess LESLIE Jose Duran cleans up his wrecking work at the oh the which will be renovated for use old New Braunfels High School on Mill Street as an administrative building for New Braunfels Duran and his father and brother are working Volcano buries Colombian town Colombia AP A volcano in western Colombia erupted before dawn today and sent torrents of mud and water crashing into a river that buried a sleeping town and three Officials feared tens of thousands were Rescue workers are talking about said Red Cross director Artemo Franco in an interview with the Bogota radio chain It is an immense Eightyfive percent of the town Almero is and we estimate there are Eduardo of the state of said in a live broadcast inter view with Officials said a farming town in the state of Tolima of about 30 miles from the volcano and 105 miles northwest of was inundated by mud that swept down to the Langunilla River after the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz Snowpeakof The which has been spew ing ashes and gases since apparently melted snow around its creating tons of mud that went crashing down Lagunilla Ruben the fire chief of Chinchina which sits on a hill 750 feet above the said 14 people were killed in an area of about 200 houses along the in the coffeegrowing state of is about 30 miles southeast of the city of Manizales and 30 miles north of the city of Caracol reported that heavy rains also started at about dawn when the high volcano con tributing to the Caracol Fernando a cropdusting pilot who flew over the devastated said the avalanche of mud also destroyed the villages of Carmelo and which have a total of about Rivera said in a live interview with the Caracol that the mud also buried farmhouses along the river for 25 Some survivors were clinging to See Page 11A Commission sets hearing on AllAmerican pipeline route Frem staff and wire reports SAN MARCOS AP While two Hays County landowners accused AllAmerican Pipeline of falsely claiming that it has a state permit to operate a proposed crude oil pipeline in Central the Texas Railroad Commission Wednesday scheduled a public hearing on the companys ap plication for that operating The landowners statements were made at the court hearing in San Marcos on AllAmericans petition for restraining orders against RRC spokesperson Brian Schaible confirmed that the railroad commis sion planned the public hearing for 9 10 on the companys ap plication to operate a pipeline from McCamey to AllAmerican Pipeline already received an operating permit in February for the pipeline route from the Texas border to That permit gives the pipeline common carrier status for that part of the afid the company has attempted to generalize it to the entire The railroad commission had decided unanimously 23 to con duct a public hearing on All Americans application for the operating The route proposed in the applica tion goes through Hays and Caldwell travers ing the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Originally proposed to go over the recharge zone in Comal the crude oil pipeline was opposed by citizens here who were the first to raise concerns over pollution of the The place of the public hearing on the permit has not been decid RRC spokesperson Brian Schai ble We are trying to find an auditorium large enough for the crowds we expect to see on AllAmerican will have the distinc tion of being the first common car rier pipeline in Texas that required a public hearing before receiving an operating the railroad com mission spokeperson But no pipeline has ever been turn ed down for environmental concerns in the past 30 years at Schaible In the San Marcos court hearing AllAmerican petitioned for an injunction against two landowners so that surveying crews could enter their Austin attorney Dick Brown told State District Judge Fred Moore that the company petition against the two landowners was based on per jured The court hearing continued AllAmerican is surveying easements and buying land for the final leg of a 30inch heated crude oil pipeline from California to Connections with refineries near Houston will be by oil tankers or by having the pipeline have a second terminus point at the a company spokesperson said in earlier inter The project has been estimated to cost million The route has been criticized by environmentalists and some local and state officials because it cuts across the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone in Hays Coun The company is using the power of eminent domain to obtain easements on the grounds the pipeline will be a common open to any oil com Attorneys for AllAmerican have obtained restraining orders against four Hays County landowners to allow surveying crews on their who represents Marion Brooks and Michaels said he will dispute the company status as a common Brown said all of the legal petitions filed by the company in Hays County contain assertions that the company has a permit to build and operate the Inside Todays weather The longpromised cold front will move through Comal County tonight or early bringing lows in the lower 50s and highs in the mld60s on The front also brings a 40 percent chance of showers tonight and a 30 percent chance on Qooden Plenty The New York Mets Dwight still three days short of his 2lst became the youngest player ever to win the Cy Young Award when his selection was an nounced Wednesday Page 1985 Wurstfest attendance down CLASSIFIED 58B COMICS 4B 3B DEAR ABBY 3B DEATHS 2A HOROSCOPE 3A KALEIDOSCOPE 13E 4A 2B SPORTS A 1C A WEA 1 Htn I 2A tElilE DeLOACH Staff writer Attendance figures for Wurstfest 1985 are hot off the sausage and theyre almost as sweet as a slice of apple Bill executive secretary for Wurstfest said total atten dance for the festivals 25th anniver sary celebration was approximately which represents about a drop from 1984s The first weekend of Wurstfest is usually the most Jackson The rainfall we had opening along with the ensuing cold definitely cut into the overall attendance this But attendance at Wursthalle home of the famous Chicken Dance and the accordian Myron Floren was up this with more including entire families taking part in the especially Myron Floren per formances and Jackson Highlights of Wurstfests 25th an niversary were the l opening performance by the University of Texas a special Wurstfest cancellation mark offered at the post office booth on the festival and a 10 drawing for a free trip for two to Germany The sponsored by Delta was won by Paul Nelson of The Wurstfest Association also of fered New Braunfels residents with newspaper coupons clipped from local newspapers free gate admis sion An official count later showed coupons were collected at Gates and The response to New Braunfeis Night was an outstanding Jackson The com ments were all The Wurstfest Association places a lot of money back into the com and this response highlighted this he Jackson said Wurstfest 1985 involv ed more than and employed about 400 temporary Added to this are 23 nonprofit organizations which operate conces sions at Wurstfest to produce See Page IIA
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