New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, February 5, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

February 05, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 5, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas More Unicorn signees, Page 6 A/Sc rap book, page2B/Garden shortcourse,Page3A Hay. baby Comal County Fxten-sion Service will sponsor a hay and forage seminar at 7 p rn Monday in the county extension service office. 1115 N. Walnut The program is designed for producers and users of the commodities Guest speaker will be Don Dorsett. Texas A & M University ag specialist ... Betty's Flower Shop is now located at 989 N lxx>p 337 between Hillcrest Drive and Common Street Betty’s shop smells great, but then what flower shop doesn't, right? There are several fine ones throughout the city, but Betty's has moved and we thought you’d like to know So there Gawd knows we're sorry for not having all the pictures of the Canyon FFA show a week or so back, but there is just so much room in this newspaper So. since New Braunfels FFA purportedly got more pictures in print than did Canyon. whenever we find enough room, we are going to run some more photos of the fine young farmers and such who worked so hard on their animals, etc We've also got some really great pictures of the Smithson Valley High School FFA chapter show we plan on running ASAP Better late than never. we always say. .. Okay, softball teams By now. many of you guys and gals are having tryouts for spring games, which means the Ben-Gay and Sports Cream people are thrilled beyond their dreams and will begin planning lavish winter vacations However, 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 harder Please appoint (threaten?) someone on your squad who will let us know the schedules, results, etc Call the sports desk at 625-9144 and ask for Timor Tom ... Coming Sunday, a magnificent (well, sort of > account of one of Texas' most beautiful yet under publicized state parks, Guadalupe River State Park, that is. Sarah Duke and I Leslie Kriewaldt disappeared for a while last week (we weren't sure where since they are so quiet about things) and came back with a story and pictorial essay on this nearby natural resource. Some really unusual beauty here. The park, not Sarah and Leslie. Don’t miss it ... Tit# Menu CLASSIFIED...........4-OB COMICS..................3B CROSSWORD.............5A DEAR ABBY.............3A EDUCATION.............SA ENTERTAINMENT SA KALEIDOSCOPE.........IB OBITUARIES.............2A OPINIONS................4A OUTDOORS..............7A SPORTS..................AA Espinoza given 20 years By OAVID MAY Staff Writer A man indicted in one of New Braunfels’ two homocides last year w as sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in the Texas Department of Corm-bons Jesus (Jesse' Fspinoza. 35. who did not contest the first degree felony charges, was charged with the murder of Juan Salinas 111. who was found June 21 in Cypress Bend Park slumped over the wheel of his car Salinas. 27. had been shot once in the left shoulder by a 38-caliber han dgun The bullet traveled through the man s left lung and upper heart The sentencing was handed down by Judge Fred Moore in the 274th state district court Because Fspinoza pleaded guilty to the murder charge, authorities say they are unsure of the circumstances surrounding the shooting Fspinoza was arrested in Laredo July IO on a warrant issued out of New Braunfels following a car acct dent there in which he remained hospitalized until Aug 4 Police in vestigators here had advised Laredo authorities that Fspinoza may t>e in the area A friend of the slain man present at the time of the shooting. Delftno San chez. 27. left the scene, fearing Fspinoza may shoot him. too Contacted at work two days later by investigators. Sanchez identified Fapinoza as the man responsible for Salinas' death Sanchez, in a sworn statement. said he and Salinas were driving through the park when Fspinoza drove up next to the victim s car In Spanish Salinas asked Fspinoza “what’s happening’'' The suspect displayed a weapon and said, “you weasel." as he fired one shot into the car Sanchez said he put his head down Atween his knees fearing Fspinoza might shoot him Fspinoza reported ly told the friend he could “take (Salinasi home now ’ as he drove awayRiver friends meet tonight Friends for Rivers committee members will gather in the second floor of the Comal County Courthouse Annex this evening to consider their plans for the coming year. “We realize that if we don’t have the involvement of the community. we can’t be successful," said Betty Walls, FFR board of directors member Tonight's meeting will begin at 7 p m following a social gathering beginning at 6:30 p m Walls said the river organization has 98 members, including 40 to 45 com mittee members. TSTA opposes paying for state prison upgrade AUSTIN A proposal to divert SHJ million in teacher retirement funds to finance prison improvements could cost the state's retired teachers the chance for a much-needed increase in pension benefits, officials of the Texas State Teachers Association said this week TSTA Executive Director James T. Butler and TRTA Executive Director E L. Galyean urged lawmakers to oppose legislation that would reduce the state's contribution to the Teacher Retirement System and. instead, use the money to boost monthly retirement benefits for some of the state’s oldest retired teachers "It is unconscionable that Gov Bill Clements and the legislature would try to bail out the state s overcrowd ed prison system at the expense of elderly retirees who are barely mak mg ends meet," Butler said The state has got to stop using the Teacher Retirement System as an avenue to balance the budget during hard times " Lawmakers voted to lower the state’s contribution to TRS during the 1984-85 biennium In 1986, they voted to borrow funds from the retirement system to help reduce the state’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit See TSTA, Pa«e 2A Good bread a council contender James Goodbread Tuesday became the first at-large incumbent on New Braunfels City Council to seek another another three-year term of service. Goodbread. in search of his second term, is the fifth candidate to file for one of the three at-large spots on council. Filing deadline for the April 4 election is Feb. 18. Married with two children. Goodbread owns and operates Henne Hardware in downtown New Braunfels. "There are several reasons why I decided to file," said the Incumbent. "Mainly there are a lot of things confronting the city, problems and opportunities both, and I want to be there to solve the problems." One of the issues he pointed to is the possible contracting with private firms for some of the city's services in an effort to save the city money while creating new revenues. "That is something that, when it comes, I'll study it carefully and make sure its what’s best for the city and the taxpayers." Goodbread said. He said the tax base here also needs careful study and review. HeJAMESGOODBREAD said other issues pending can be discussed as the campaign unfolds. The council member said he favors "good orderly growth" and "broadening the town’s industrial- technical base with good clean industry .’’ Goodbread people who speak out against growth do not realize the impact such a decision would have economically on the com munity Goodbread said he enjoys his work on the city council, although he admits the position requires devotion of many hours and the fact that "it gets a little tense at times". He said he feels New Braunfels needs a truly independent voice on council. "All I ask people to do is check my voting record and vote from there." Good bread said. Goodbread, who says he has great admiration for New Braunfels, feels the town will recover from its current economic problems "I liken New Braunfels to a good boxer You might give him a glancing blow but he’ll always bounce back and get you." Incumbents and former mayors Barbara Tieken and Max Winkler have not announced their intentions for the upcoming elections. Goodbread tosses his hat into the ring along with Dennis Kaderli, Doug Miller, Bill Arnold and George Bigley New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas Vol. 96, No. 25 ZeitunThursday February 5,1987 25 Cents Two Sections, 14 PagesStammtischf — “ —    =    [rjrJ Opponents blast annexation move is surrounded by San Antonio s ETJ The annexation process began in December when John Zimmerman and Rudy Hazelka Jr . both residents of the Park Lane area to be annexed, began circulating petitions requesting the annexation Garden Ridge, with a population of about 1,100 car, not annex areas without it being requested by residents Richter said the petition was presented to the city council Jan. 28 Zimmerman and Hazelka collected signatures from 65 registered voters supporting the annexation Supporters needed 51 percent of the 98 registered voters in the area. Since that time, i i people have removed their names because they said the boundaries of the annexation areas had been changed it s very obvious that the city ol Garden Ridge is on very shaky legal grounds because some people signed different petitions." local resident Dick Fritz said “I think we need to get a legal petition drawn up and start over again " Hazelka said Wednesday that while he was circulating the petitions, he See ANNEX, Pape JA Our favorite county ag agent, W L “Bill" Schumann, will be at Canyon Lake Action Center Feb ll along with Dr. Jerry Parsons, vegetable specialist, to talk about regional gardening problems and methods Bill and Dr Parsons know more about plants than most caterpillars and will surely offer useful tips on how to make your garden grow, metallic bells, shells and pret ty maids notwithstanding There will, of course, be an opportunity to ask questions. So. if your green thumb has seemed a bit brown and wrinkled of late, check out the Action Center's offering ... Rock me. Jesus Rock me. Jesus, all night long “Us:ng Rock Music with Youth Groups" will be the topic of a program sponsored by Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church Youth Ministry Team beginning 6 p m Sunday in St Mary ’s Hall at the church. Guest speaker will be Butch Fkstrom. associate director of religious education for the Archdiocese of New Orleans Fkstrom has written a best selling book and more than 75 articles, many dealing with rock music, youth culture and faith development in young people The public is invited LESLIE KRIEWALDT/Staff Photographar Comal County Commissioner Neil Craigmile, left, who is also a Garden Ridge resident, talks to other Garden Ridge area residents about the pros and cons of annexation 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 city's extraterritorial jurisdiction Opponents of the annexation move blasted city officials for wanting to expand the city boundaries simply to generate more revenue for the city Several opponents also said they were persuaded under false pretenses to sign a petition sup porting the move Garden Ridge Mayor Keith Richter said during the annexation hearing that the move was not prompted to make money for the city, hut to protect the proposed annexation areas from San Antonio s reaches "Don t say we re in this for the revenue. Hitcher said over the shouts of protesters We re in this to make the community a better place This would not l>e taxation without representation tiecause if you are annexed into the city, you get a vote Right now you don't have any vote " The proposed annexation area in dudes the city s current ETJ which Merez gea rs for shot at Golden Glove title By TIM WAITS Stall Writer "Furious" Felix Merez is primed and ready to take the ring in the San Antonio Golden Gloves boxing championships later this month, through his own will and a little help from a young pro. Merez, an 18-year-old senior at New Braunfels High School, Is gearing up for the tournament that begins Feb 16 at the Southside Boys Gym and finishes the 20th at the Hemisfair Arena as a locally televised event. Aside from his regular trainer, Merez is getting plenty of training and encouragement from 19-year-old professional fighter Randy Galindo, who also attends New Braunfels. The time is now for Merez. lf he doesn't win, it won t be due to any lack of confidence "There is no other time I'm going to make it now," said Merez. "I’m pretty sure I can it win it. At least for the State ’’ Should Merez win In San Antonio, he would advance the State Golden Gloves tournament In Fort Worth. He must win the title in San Antonio to continue Even if he doesn’t — although the thought rarely crosses his mind — a strong showing would help further a possible professional boxing career Galindo said he would like to train Merez for eight or nine months after the Golden Gloves and have him turn pro. "We’d have to Sat Boxen, Pate sa FELIX MEREZ ;

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