Thursday, February 5, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 5, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas More Unicorn New Brauhfels New Texas Thursday 1987 25 Cents 25 Two 14 Pages Stammtisch Our favorite county ag Bill will be at Canyon Lake Action Center 11 along with Jerry vegetable to talk about regional gardening problems and Bill and Parsons know more about plants than most cater pillars and will surely offer useful tips on how to make your garden metallic shells and pret ty maids There of be an opportunity to ask if your green thumb has seemed a bit brown and wrinkled of check out the Ac tion Centers Rock Rock all night Using Rock Music with Youth Groups will be the topic of a program sponsored by Peter and Paul Catholic Church Youth Ministry Team beginning 6 Sunday in Marys Hall at the Guest speaker will be Butch associate director of religious education for the Ar chdiocese of New Ekstrom has written a bestselling book and mpre than 75 many dealing with rock youth culture and faith development in young The public is Comal County Exten sion Service will sponsor a hay and forage seminar at 7 Monday in the county extension service 1115 The program is designed for producers and users of the Guest speaker will be Texas A M University ag Bettys Flower Shop is now located at 989 Loop 337 between Hillcrest Drive and Common Bettys shop smells but then what flower shop right There are several fine ones throughout the but Bettys has moved and we thought youd like to So Gawd knows were sorry for not having all the pictures of the Ca nyon FFA show a week or so but there is just so much room in this since New Braunfels FFA purportedly got more pictures in print than did Ca whenever we find enough we are going to run some more photos of the fine young farmers and such who worked so hard on their Weve also got some really great pictures of the Smithson Valley High School FFA chapter show we plan on runn ing Better late than we always softball By many of you guys and gals are hav ing tryouts for spring which means the BenGay and Sports Cream people are thrilled beyond their dreams and will begin plann ing lavish winter now is the time to begin thinking about publicizing the thrill of victory and the minor setbacks your team will experience as the weather gets warmer and the ballfields get drier and Please appoint threaten someone on your squad who will let us know the Call the sports desk at 6259144 and ask for Tim or Coming a magnificent sort of account of one of Texas most beautiful yet under publicized state Guadalupe River State that Sarah Duke and Leslie Kriewaldt disap peared for a while last week we werent sure where since they are so quiet about things and came back with a story and pictorial essay on this nearby natural Some really unusual beau ty The not Sarah and Dont miss The Menu DEAR LESLIE Photographer Comal County Commissioner Neil who is also a Garden Ridge talks toother Garden Ridgearea residents about the pros and cons of annexation Espinoza given 20 years By DAVID MAY staff Writer A man indicted in one of New Braunfels two homocides last year was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in the Texas Department of Correc Jesus Jesse who did not contest the first degree felony was charged with the murder of Juan Salinas who was found June 21 in Cypress Bend Park slumped over the wheel of his had been shot once in the left shoulder by a 38caliber han The bullet traveled through the mans left lung and upper The sentencing was handed down by Judge Fred Moore in the 274th stale district Because Espinoza pleaded guilty to the murder authorities say they are unsure of the circumstances surrounding the Espinoza was arrested in Laredo July 10 on a warrant issued out of New Braunfels following a car acci dent there in which he remained hospitalized until Police in vestigators here had advised Laredo authorities that Espinoza may be in the A friend of the slain man present at the time of the Delfino San left the fearing Espinoza may shoot Contacted at work two days later by Sanchez identified Enpinoza as the man responsible for Salinas in a sworn said he and Salinas were driving through the park when Espinoza drove up next to the victims In Salinas asked Espinoza whats happening The suspect displayed a weapon and you as he fired one shot into the Sanchez said he put his head down between his knees fearing Espinoza might shoot Espinoza reported ly told the friend he could take Salinas home now as he drove River friends meet tonight Friends for Rivers committee members will gather in the second floor of the Comal County Cour thouse Annex this evening to con sider their plans for the coming We realize that if we dont have the involvement of the com we cant be said Betty FFR board of directors Tonights meeting will begin at 7 following a social gathering beginning at Walls said the river organization has 98 including 40 to 45 com mittee TSTA opposes paying for state prison upgrade AUSTIN A proposal to divert million in teacher retirement funds to finance prison improvements could cost the states retired teachers the chance for a muchneeded in crease in pension officials of the Texas State Teachers Association said this TSTA Executive Director James Butler and TRTA Executive Director Galyean urged lawmakers to oppose legislation that would reduce the states contribution to the Teacher Retirement System in use the money to boost mon thly retirement benefits for some of the states oldest retired It is unconscionable that Bill Clements and the Legislature would try to bail out the states overcrowd ed prison system at the expense of elderly retirees who are barely mak ing ends Butler The state has got to stop using the Teacher Retirement System as an avenue to balance the budget during hard Lawmakers voted to lower the states contribution to TRS during the 198485 In they voted to borrow funds from the retirement system to help reduce the states multibillion dollar budget See Page2A Good bread a council contender James Goodbread Tuesday became the first atIarge incumbent on New Braunfels City Council to seek another another threeyear term of in search of his second is the fifth candidate to file for one of the three atlarge spots on Filing deadline for the April 4 election is Married with two Good bread owns and operates Henne Hardware in downtown New There are several reasons why I decided to said the Mainly there are a lot ol things con fronting the problems and op portunities and I want to be there to solve the One of the issues he pointed to Is the possible contracting with private firms for some of the citys services in an effort to save the city money whUe creating new That is something when it Ill study it carefully and make sure ite whats best for the city and the tax Gflodbread He said the tax base here also needs careful study and He said other issues pending can be discussed as the campaign The council member said he favors gOQd orderly growth and broadening the towns industrial technical base with good clean in Goodbread people who speak out against growth do not realize the impact such a decision would have economically on the com Goodbread said he enjoys his work on the city although he ad mits the position requires devotion of many hours and the fact that it gets a little tense at He said he feels New Braunfels needs a truly in dependent voice on All 1 ask people to do is check my voting record and vote from Good bread who says he has great admiration for New feels the town will recover from its current economic 1 liken New Braunfels to a good You might give him a glancing blow but hell always bounce back and get Incumbents and former mayors Barbara Tieken and Max Winkler have not announced their intentions for the upcoming Good bread tosses his hat into the ring along with Dennis Doug Bill Arnold and George Opponents blast annexation move By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Roughly 50 people gathered outside the tiny Garden Ridge City Hall Wednesday night to protest the pro posed annexation of that citys extra territorial Opponents of the annexation move blasted city officials for wanting to expand the city boundaries simply to generate more revenue for the Several opponents also said they were persuaded under false pretenses to sign a petition sup porting the Garden Ridge Mayor Keith Richter said during the annexation hearing that the move was not prompted to make money for the but to pro tect the proposed annexation areas from San Antonios Dont say were in this for the Ritcher said over the shouts of Were in this to make the community a better This would not be taxation without because if you are annexed into the you get a Right you dont have any The proposed annexation area in cludes the citys current which is surrounded by San Antonios The annexation process began in December when John Zimmerman and Rudy Hazelka both residents of the Park Lane area to be began circulating petitions re questing the Garden with a population of about can not annex areas without it being requested by Richter said the petition was presented to the city council Zimmerman and Hazelka collected signatures from 65 registered voters supporting the Supporters needed 51 percent of the 98 registered voters in the Since that 13 people have removed their names because they said the boundaries of the annexation areas had been Its very obvious that the city ol Garden Ridge is on very shaky legal grounds because some people signed different local resident Dick Fritz I think we need to get a legal petition drawn up and start over Hazelka said Wednesday that while he was circulating the he See Page 2A DERYU Photojrapher FELIXMEREZ Merez gears for shot at Golden Glove title By TIM WAITS staff Writer Furious Felix Merez is prim ed and ready to take the ring in the San Antonio Golden Gloves boxing championships later this through his own will and a little help from a young an 18yearold senior at New Braunfels High is gearing up for the tournament that begins 16 at the Soutnside Boys Gym and finishes the 20th at the Hemisf air Arena as a locally televised Aside from his regular Merez is getting plenty of training and encouragement from 19year old professional fighter Randy who also attends New The time is now for If he doesnt it wont be due to any lack of There is no other Im go ing to make it said Im pretty sure I can it win At least for the Should Merez win in San An he would advance the State Golden Gloves tournament in Fort He must win the title in San Antonio to continue Even if he doesnt although the thought rarely crosses his mind a strong showing would help further a possible profes sional boxing GaUndo said he would like to train Merez for eight or nine mon ths after the Golden Gloves and have him turn Wed have to