New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 3, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas All-district 13-4A girls, Page 8AIDS ominous in Texas, Page 5New Braunfels LLL! Now Braunfels, Texas Vol. 134, No. 42 One Sections, 12 Pages Tuesday March 3, 1987 25 Cents A game of class Smithson valley senior jason Smart takes a fall (at top) while Ranger Athletic Director Joe Matolich checks the score during a donkey basketball game Monday night. The SVHS seniors first defeated the undergraduates and then the teachers in the fund raiser tor the French Club. The group collected S300 to be used tor a wine tour of Central Texas. Players could dismount the donkeys for positioning but had to be riding them to score The asses came from Buckeye Donkey Basketball of Westerville, Oh. Friday traffic accident seriously injures three viotims hospitalized Agency finds itself on the go after meal site dispute Community Council of South Central Texas expands home deliveries to provide meals to senior citizens after vacating a lease with New Braunfels Housing Authority. By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer After losing its lease at the Laurel Plaza Apartments last week the Community Council of South Central Texas took to the streets Monday to deliver meals to some 130 New Braunfels seniors Using two vans, drivers and a few volunteers the com mum tv council delivered meals to the IOO or more senior citizens who had been sharing a meal together in the Laurel Plaza Community Room for the last IO years The community council served its last congregate meal Wednesday at Laurel Plaza after being notified of lease changes Sal Almanza, community council s meals program coordinator said the council is continuing its search for a new home for the senior citizens meal program "You might say we re still searching for a big enough place here in town All of our participants will get a home-delivered meal." he said "We're making plans to set up a temporary location where we can set up a little type of kuchen to put together the meals " Almanza said Right now. we’re just trying to stay at the same level Once we get into a new site. we want to expand «the meals program We have brought in our extra van from Seguin < and we will be using staff employees to drive vans and volunteers to get out and deliver the meals " he said AJmanza added that some senior citizens have been driving to Seguin to eat at the senior center there Lanita Ross county coordinator of the meals program. said she and Almanza have been meeting with lawyers to negotiate a lease for one of about three possible sites She added she expects a new site will be found soon CCSCT's Executive Director Louis Ramirez said he expects to be in a new nutrition site within weeks Despite reports from the New Braunfels Housing Authority to the contrary he said a notice requesting him to agree to new lease terms or leave the building came as a surprise last week There were no lease negotiations Every letter we got i from the housing authority they were try ing to tell us how to run our program " he said Nadine Mardoch executive director of the housing authority said she mailed Ramirez four letters in an effort to discuss the lease None of the letters were answered or even acknow wedged she said Considering the site lease expired in November Marse* MEALS Pa9« 3 Councilman says police are understaffed;tax hike may prove necessary and viable Stammtisch Our own Dana Overstreet, city editor. Is one of the recipients of Texas Veterinary Medical Association's 1986 Mark Francis Awards for outstanding reporting on veterinary medicine Dana's coverage last year on how unwanted animals are humanely destroyed here In Comal County gamerd her a Moo cash award and will mean our Comal County Veterinary Association will present her and the newspaper a plaque for her efforts The 27 year-old journalist shares the honors with reporters in Houston Canyon and Killeen not to mention (Tins and Kathy Marrou of KENS-TV in San Antonio for their series on "high tech vets ' Did you know that a complete display about the Edwards Aquifer is available for your use and edification at Dittlinger Memorial Library '’ lf you didn t. now you do and it would be a good idea to check it out cause water is the most tm port ani natural resource we have Without we die don t attract tourists who more or less pay our city and county expenses through sales taxes and have far less quality in our lives New Braunfels Child Development Center owner Janeda dray says she is not closing her facility at 193 S Liberty but she is opening an add! ttonal center al 576 Comal sometime in early July like maybe July I NHC DC is a lor profit business that provides child care and learning op port unities for preschool kidlets numbering 47 at the Liberty street location another 60 or so at the C omal site when it opens lf you wanna register your kid in NBCIX' call Janeda at 625M715 for preregistration information let s go cruisin baby Wednes day is the night for taking in all that you could take in on a tour of grand proportions SpiNisored by the Hrrsld Z+itung KGNBKNHT radio and Heritage Tours 4 Travel Cruise Night hegins at 6 p rn in New Braunfels Civic Center and will feature input from a wide variety of tour agencies aid services Door prizes are included as are refreshments am! a style show for those who want to look spiffy while soaking up the rays on board some luxary liner halfway to Spain or Frame A one dollar donation at thr door will go lo ComKuml Comal bounty Family \ loleme Shelter Im saturday March 14 will bust its first fund raising effort The Spring Fashion Show at New Braunfels Presbyterian i*hurch !7“3 Howard will take place ll a rn lo 2 p rn Registration will he at thr door and costs Ho Proceeds will aug ment the cost of buying a bouse in which lo operate a shelter for victims of family violence in Comal County lanai merchants will pro vide materials ami garments (or thr show ami a brief summary of thr goals of the organization will be of fem! The non profit corporation began in July of 1986 and lo date has raised some f 12.000 New Braunfels poplice in the first six months of last year received some SU) calls for family disturbances and shelters in Hays and Guadalupe counties served more than JU people from Comal County last year We really ought to have our own Ah. this will be nice The Start zville Stompers clogging club will do their thing at 2 p rn this Satur day at TUEY store in New Braunfels Lynn Moore called to tell whoever wasn't sure who the Stompers were to come and see Cloppity. cloppity. cloppity. clop, clop, clop See you there The Menu BUSINESS  ............12 CLASSIFIED  ......9-ll COMICS.  ............6    7 CROSSWORD  .......3 OE AR ABBY,..............7 OBITUARIES..............2 OPINIONS.........  4 SPORTS  ..... ...» WEATHER.................2 Four persons were injured Friday morning in a freak two car collision that occurred on Ump Ll? near In duslnal Boulevard Three remain hospitalized today, two in intensive care Paul Kolud/te and his wife Rose ages git and 7V respectively, are reported in guarded condition at McKenna Memorial Hospital A hospital spokesperson declined to disclose the nature of their injuries The Kotodzies are Bulverde residents Adela Puhi 71. of Halletzville. was transferred to San Antonio s Methodist Hospital where she re mains in fair condition with neck in Juries A passenger in her vehicle. Henrietta Fabian bb. also of Halletz Ville was released Saturday morning at McKenna following observation for undetermined injuries Puhi northbound on lamp 137 dnv mg a 1985 Chrysler Fifth Avenue lost control of her car. spinning into the Kotodzie vehicle a 198b Chrysler sta Hon wagon driven by the wife The Pohi vehicle was knocked off the road onto private property Puhi told police she did not know what caused her to lose control of her car Witnesses to Hie accident also were unable to determine the reasons (or the sudden loss of control Though no citations were issued police listed failure to control speed as a factor to the collision After spending Saturday night wet ching the New Braunfels Police Department in action New Braunfels City Council member Ramon Chapa Jr says the police department is understaffed and needs additional funds • I wanted to see for myself We keep hearing that we need more police and in the meantime nothing is being done about it and the population continues to increase " he said <*hapa said he considers a tax increase a viable solution to budget shortfalls Chapa represents District I which includes the West End He said after seeing police officers in action he realizes there are times when the city is left with little protection because of too few people After spending more than seven hours riding with police iTiapa said he thinks they do a good job but need help He spent more than an hour in the dispatch office watching the dispatcher handle calls It got pretty hectic in there he said adding that only one person is in charge of taking incoming calls dispatching patrol cars and running license chec ks through a computer At times he said the dispatcher had to do all three jobs at once While on patrol with Cpl Kevin Stevens (Tiapa said he realized there are times when only two or three of (leers are on duty at a time I would say rijpit now I would make police and fire our top priorities I know the budget is tight, bul we re going to have to come up with innovative solutions " he said City council will begin drawing up a new budget within months and cTiapa said be considers his Saturday night ride with police research which will enable him to make a more in telligenl decision "As we look at solutions I don't see where we have too many other choices ahan a tax increase ,” he said "I would make it stnctly to pro lect public safety, not use it to fix up I anda Park or the tube chute I think that would keep the in crease to a minimum I know all the other departments are going to want money for their projects, but we have to start setting priorities." he said Chapa added "nothing is more im portant than protecting citizens safety " "If the money does come from a tax increase, we don't want a substantial increase to put a burden on the citizens But we can't let the problem go because it will Just get worse ' be said "It's going to be a tough year For all of us seven (council members). it s going to be a tough year and we re going to have tough decisions to make.’ he said The councilman declined to speeds the size of tax increase he would sup port or to what extent the polite department s budget should be ex paneled He said he looks forward to seeing Police Chief Hurries Boeck •. recommendations for next year s budget I didn t ride i with the police with the intention of making the police chief happy or the police lepartment happy I rode to see for myself h« Hl’NTSV ILLE Texas AP The Texas prison system is opening it-doors to new inmates today aftei ne mg closed for five days because the inmate population exceeded a "tate mandated 95 percent capacity We have to open because we re under 95 percent " Texas Depart ment of Corrections spokesman David Nunnelee said Monda> However he was quick to point out that officials expect the prison system to close again later this week "I expect more than we have for he said in reference to today's ex peered admissions The population count at midnight Sunday was recorded at 94 17 per cent or 38,073 inmates 335 beds under the limit The population figure for Monday will be released this afternoon This weekend 242 prison inmates were released some made possible through legislation approved by Gov Bill Clements giving the prison system a population count under the 95 percent cap Prison spokesman Charles Brown said I wasn't going in there to pro mote the police or criticize the police I was going in there on ar even note to see what the ieee! I m ".v    ie need some more po ut They re leally understate* , a a- g mg over then schedule anil there are times wher there are onlv two or tnree officers out there he said Chapa added that when an arrest is made Uh* arresting *>ffiet is pulled See POLICE Page 3 day to hailwav houses throughout the state unde the egiMation approve*! bv the governor while 55 others were paroled Clements on Fridas authorized the use of a new state law that awards up to bo davs of good-conduct time to selected prisoners allowing t fie rn lo he move*! to supervised halfway houses The legislature is working lo con trol the prison population and pro vide additional funding at a time when the state is tightening its belt lf court mandate*! improvements are not made by April I the state could be Mapped w ith fines of up to WO,SOO a day by a federal judge Idle closing of the 26 unit prison system last w**ek was the fifth time this year Despite a growing prison popuia Hon the Texas prison system is the third largest behind California and New York New York passed Texas up for se cond place on Friday with 39 025 con victs Texas prisons open doors to new inmates said 187 convicts w»**-e -eleased Sun ;

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