Wednesday, December 18, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M053 259 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATT PETE SINCLAIR BOX 45436 TX 75245 Food Local residents offer recipes See Page IB Comal same ihflow down 15 Canyon cfs same Edwards down Canyon Lake level down Area Schertz annexes county land See below NB girls smash page 12A New Braurrfels Herald New Texas Wednesday December 245 25 Cents 36 Pages3 Sections Bankers wife i safe after kidnapping KERRVILLE The preg nant wife of a Kerrville banker freed herself and walked to safety after an armed kidnapper left her tied up in a area and demanded that her husband pay a police An masked gunman ab ducted Gay from her home about 11 Tuesday after forcing her to call her Mark at his FBI officials The kidnapper failed to show up at the Interstate 10 location where the banker had been told to leave the ran som but FBI agents were questioning two men seen in the Officials had set up surveillance where the money was but called the operation off at about 7 after television camera crews police FBI agent Patrick Cowley said who is seven months was not harmed in the inci She had managed to free herself from her bonds and flagged down a passing motorist about 6 on Texas 16as she walked toward Kerr ville from a wooded area where the kidnapper had driven her in the cou ples station a longtime employee of Shreiner Bancshares received the call from his wife at his office in the Charles Shreiner Bank in downtown Kerrville at authorities After contacting Kerville he took in cash to a telephone booth near the telephone company in downtown where he received the next part of a series of instructions from the Haufler was finally told to drive to a spot on Interstate 10 west of Kerr The banker dropped off the money between and 1 No one showed up to retrieve the Cowley with high scores New Braunfels ISD students top ped the state average in the Texas Education Assessment of Minimal Students in that district scored 96 percent mastery in language arts and 95 percent mastery in We are proud of how the students Superintendent Charles Bradberry of NBISD said when the scores came We will be taking a closer look at the numbers and presenting a more detailed analysis for the January board Statewide results were 88 percent in math and 91 percent in language In the Marion ISD had the best scores on its TEAMS tests with 98 percent passing in language arts and 96 percent in SchertzCiboloUniversal City ISD had the same scores as Geronimo ISD had scores of 93 per cent passing on both math and language arts skill Seguin ISD barely made it above the state average on language arts with 92 percent and fell 1 percent below in math with 87 percent pass The state overall average was 91 percent passing on language arts and 88 percent in The TEAMS test is an exit exam for high and this year is the first time juniors have had to take Though based on the skill areas covered in TABS the TEAMS test was designed to test students more on grade level than the TABS test and the questions are aim ed at above the minimal level of said Linda assistant superintendent of curriculum and in struction at Inside CLASSIFIED JM1B Cheer Fund COMICS 2C CROSSWORD 9B DEAR ABBY 2B ENTERTAINMENT 1C FOOD 13B HOROSCOPE 9B OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 1214A WEATHER I DONT UIANT TO KNOU ABOUT IT f to ehrittmM Weather H will be partly cloudy today with a high of 55 and northwest winds at 10 Fair skies are predicted for with a tow of 30 and north at 10 Two of the cars involved in the wreck await towing Students safe after 3car wreck Mercury driven by Mark of Box 521 in San Three Canyon High School students escaped injuries in a threecajp was1 Driving the this Taylor was cited for failure to Richard of 318 in New was driving east on Texas 46 when his 1976 Chevrolet pickup struck a Bindseils car was forced into a 1982 driven by Adrienne of Box of San Mead was also traveling Bindseii was carrying one his sister Debbie Bind Bindseii and his sister are students at Canyon High New Braunfels police officer Russell Bell said the students and Taylor were bumped during the Ali three vehicles received ma jor Bell The front of Taylors pickup was he and both sides of Bindseils car were Meads car was damaged in the front of the drivers Bell OhJria Stiff writer A Travis County commissioner on trial here for driving whileintox icated was depicted by testimony as stumbling on a dance floor and as ap pearing very drunk the night he was Two Department of Human Ser vices John Theiss and Maureen testified for the first time in the retrial of Travis County Commissioner Bob The first trial in Travis County end ed in a hung Special Prosecutor Andy Forsythe was paid for his work in that fiveday The trial was moved on a change of Travis County commissioner to testify on drinkingwhiledriving charge venue to Comal County after County Judge Charles Blackley agreed to preside over the Both Theiss and McCormack testified they noticed Honts on the dance floor between and 11 at a nightclub in Austin and then recognized who he They said that they continued to watch him and saw him leaning on his partner for Defense attorney Randy Leavitt at tempted to suggest other reasons for the stumbling beside intoxication in his McCormack testified the dance floor was elevated but it was also Honts takes the stand today as the defense presents its The prosecution rested the first day of after hearing testimony of a stream of most of whom were law enforcement Honts was charged with DWI after a Department of Public Safety Curtis stopped him on MoPac Freeway 24 and the defendant failed a field sobriety Honts refused the breathalizer testimony Five law enforcement mostly DPS troopers who had seen Honts from 30 seconds to 2 all agreed on the stand that Honts had bloodshot eyes and a flushed ap All but a jailer who booked him and who had spent 2030 minutes with had reached the conclusion that he was testimony in Leavitt brought out that the DPS officers conclusion of intoxication was as much based on Honts arrest by a fellow officer as it was their own observations which were Jailer Jimmy who had worked at the jail for five years and See Page 16A Commissioners to discuss septic systems in flood plain Another and groceries were added to the Cheer Fund bringing the funds cash total to Theres not much time and donations are needed to feed 200 families this Wednesdays donations were made by Garth and Kathy Archie and Patsy Leonard and Violet Claude Kenneth and Carol and Patrick and Marie two anonymous donations of and and anonymous donations of and groceries and f 15 and last Jim and Myrtle Clark donated The HsraldZeitung encourages the community to bring its tax deductible donations or non perishable food items by its offices at 186 Those who cannot come to the call If LULIAITNIMAS Staff writer Comal County Commissioners will discuss on Thursday whether per mits for septic systems in the 100 year flood plain should be The current private sewage facility order does not cover any rules for the 100year flood nor does any state the county sanitarian The Federal Emergency Manage ment Administration that sets stan dards for the flood insurance pro gram also gives counties the authori ty to regulate construction in the flood plain when it comes to septic County Sanitarian David Litke The only state regulations specify that an absorption field must be 75 feet and a septic 50 feet from any body of Litke Also on the commissioners will hire a consultant to help design the offices for the county clerk and the county tax collector after the county annex has given them more Wayne a furniture has submitted a proposal to the com missioners at the county clerks and county tax collectors His of fice designs in other counties have impressed the two Part of his expertise comes from being a county offical himself for many County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury said in a previous inter Myers will not be writing the fur niture specifications for the annex as he had for the new county which will allow his company to bid on the In another agenda commis sioners will consider an agreement proposed by the Coleman Company to donate land for the extension of Common StreetFM 1102 as long as it does not have to contribute to the cost of The county at the request of Commissioner Bill is ask ing for authority to buy surveying services to clarify ownership of the rightofway along certain Other agenda items include further discussion of the optional benefit eligibility plan which will improve the retirement plan for county and six subdivision Schertz annexes Comal County land Staff witar SCHERTZ The Sehertz City Council has annexed acres out of Comal The council passed the ordinances final reading The land belongs to the Forbes Cor It is west of Interstate 35 and is surrounded by land already within Schertz city During the same the council set dates for public hearings on proposed annexation of acres out of Guadalupe The public hearings will be 7 and The Guadalupe County land con sidered for annexation is within Schertzs extraterritorial jurisdic it is between FM1518 and Cibolo In other the council ap proved a bid of from Com munication Professionals in San An tonio for an addition to the citys radio communications The addition includes a new base station which will put the citys public works department on a dif ferent frequency from the citys emergency Rett a sales representative from the radio com told the council that the new addition should provide city per sonell with good Up to this all city personell have used the same With the new the city will be on a frequency not used by any local Grotzinger