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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Today is the first day of spring I New Braunfels Ztitun New Texas 55 Two 18 Pages Friday March 1987 25 cents A new class in computer word processor has been The class will begin March 24 at 7 at Canyon High Steve Markins will Instruct the course us ing an Easy Writer IBM Typing skills are necessary to take the which will run for six For more information or to call Community Education The Bill Grace family needs a bit of old fashioned neighborly assistance The fire that destroyed their home on the citys West End last week left the Graces without a lot of basic things Anyone wishing to help out the family can do so by calling Judy Long at Heres another worthy cause actually its several worthy Teen the Alter native Foster Home Group and Counseling SenIce stands to benefit from a run or bicycle marathon March Registration is from 7 io 8 that day and each entrant should obtain pledges for miles covered by whichever Entry fee is a the starting the Schiitter bahn at 400 N Liberty Entry fees are for those folks with pledge Mall or deliver entry forms to MM San An tonio Did you know your child can win a college scholarship or one of four scholarships by wat chmg television1 Its its true Watch A Journey Through the First Year of Life on cable televi sion March 21 at 9pm CST to find out how Okay New Braunfelsers its time to help our police Thanks in part to our Crime Stoppers program NBs finest have recovered a whole bunch of stolen property about worth The arrested however isnt saying where the television pic tured below came from If you recognize the tube lei the police know You can call them al 6U9 NBP or 6257181 Its the first da of spring and although it started out a little the skies have turned partly cloud which is how they are expected to look most of the weekend Temperatures will reach the upper 70s today with a south wind 10 to 15 mph Tonight and Saturday there will be litenight clouds with partly Cloudy Lows will be in the 5Cs and highs will be near Winds will be from the south between 10 and 15 mph The Menu IB PE ARAB BY 74 INIIgHT U RiklGlQUS 6A Comal County jailer is indicted for felony theft A Comal County jailer was ar rested Thursday on two sealed in dictments returned Wednesday by a Comal County grand jury on charges o felony theft and tampering with government records ieorge 11 was released on two personal recognizance bonds of each sol by Judge Robert Pfueffer ol the state district court Gonzalez was magislrated by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Harold Kriuger Circumstances surrounding the arrest were unavailable as of presstime today According to Chief Deputy Brain the jailer has been reassigned to ad minstrative duties al the jail pen ding the outcome of investigations into the charges 1 really dont know the details We have removed him from deputization or now and reassign ed John said this referring further questions to the district altornevs office Hydro project delays could spell overruns above million By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer liuadalupe Blanco Kiver Authority general manager said Thursday con tinued delays in construction of the Canyon Dam hydroelectric plant could substantial increase ihe cost of Ihe project already estimated at more than SIJ 5 million for construc tion gut lu do everything right on schedule to have it clone as plann John Sptcht said during Thurs days GBRA directors meeting Plans call for construction to start July I The outflow channel is scheduled lo be closed next winter for about 90 days when the turbine is installed in the electrical generating plant If construction is not on the turbine installation will have to wait another Specht said The schedule is weve got to slay w Hh it and press it in order to match that he said The least environmentally sensitive time for the river is in the dead of winter The least recreational use is in the dead of winter And the least water use downstream is in the winter mon ths Specht said the cost of delaying the project another year because modifications to the outflow area may not be completed next winter could cost more than a month After a motion by Elliott Knox County GBRA the authoritys board ol directors voted unanimously Thursday to order million worth of equipment for the Woman hurt A 50yearold woman was taken to McKen na Memorial Hospital suffer ing from back injuries she received Friday morning when a 1981 Chevrolet pick up in which was a passenger collided with a cement truck at the intersection of Texas 46 and Interstate Extent of her injuries was unavailable as of presstime Her Phillip was driving the pickup that broadsided the cement truck driven by Juan of New No other in juries were John Womack of NBPD said cita tions may be issued to headed east on 46 and approaching the I35 under said he saw he had a green light and then attemp ted to change lanes when he looked back up and saw the cement truck making a left hand turn onto the in terstates access road to head The truck was nearly through the intersec tion when the collision oc Photo by Deryl Clark Greg GBHAs chief said the price or the same equipment originally was bid two years ago or SI 9 million Delays in obtaining permits for the project created the need to renegotiate the he said New Braunfels I tililies has con traded with the river authority to purchase the electricity generated at the plant MH and GBRA have worked on the project or more than five years Specht told the directors he is hav ing trouble working out an arrange ment with Pedernales Electric tooperalne to use the cooperative s power lines to move electricity generated at the plant to customers in New Braunfels PEC serves the Canyon Lake but will not receive pow er from the plant We are hopeful that as we start they will realize the time has come to sit down and work this out There is a substantial sav ings to be had if we do not build a transmission Specht said The official said he feels the Federal Energy1 Regulatory Com mission will modify the permit it issued allowing project construction GBRA requested the commission reconsider a provision in the license requiring at least ao cubic feel per se cond released continually from the there is no minimum outflow from the dam River authori ty oJfieiils protested thg require saying it is contrary to one of the reasons for biding the Illegal alien held for girls murder likely will go free By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A 22yearold illegal current ly charged with the September murder of a 14yearold Saltier girl will likely be released from county jail today following a grand jurys failure Wednesday to indict the Hilario Escalente Valenzuela was one of three persons nobilled by the Comal County grand jury this Indictments were not returned against Ronald Rush on a burglary charge or Floyd Dwayne Allen on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon on licensed Assistant District Attorney Bruce who prosecuted in District At torney William Schroeders said a lack of evidence was the reason for the Valenzuela probably will be released according to provisions of the states Speedy Trial Act which requires persons charged with felony crimes be brought to trial within 120 days of ar He has been incarcerated in the county jail on a bond since the incident Boyer said it is unlikely the case against Valenzuela will be presented to a grand jury again unless new evidence is A report that authorities with the Immigration and Naturalization Ser vice seek to deport the man may not be according to defense at torney Pual Although Cedillo confirmed that who gave investigators a rural Comal County is an illegal he said the state was probably interested in assuring Valenzuela remains in the area in case new evidence linking him with the murder is Numerous attempts to contact INS authorities in San Antonio this morn ing were Boyer that INS officials had not yet contacted the district attorneys office and could not speculate what position the state might Chief Deputy Brian John said INS authorities were due to interview Valenzuela today at the jail to deter mine his A motion filed by Cedillo to either release him or reduce bond heard in district court here earlier this month was denied by Judge Fred Moore on the basis that lab reports were delayed and expected in time to pre sent to this weeks grand It was believed hair samples found at the murder scene matched those of the Boyer cited failure by Comal Coun ty Sheriff investigators to secure the See Page 2A CAP a mends 87 budget hints at office relocation By JIMWEBRE Staff Writer Comal Central Appraisal District board of directors Thursday voted to return almost in unspent car ryover funds to the various taxing jurisdictions while hin ting at a move out of existing offices before the end of the year Directors also decided to conduct a public budget workshop April as Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes put to lake care of the budget so we can get on with the business of appraisals State allows entities such as appraisal districts and governmental bodies to negotiate for office buildings and space without employing the bid process The question of whether Comal CAD can buy real property is pending before the state Legislature after a countyrequested state attorney generals opinion last week indicates the matter is even moot while a bill pertaining to such ownership is pending in CAD directors are on record as believing their present quarters are inadequate for growth in scope of services provided by the district Two bids for office space previously were rejected by See PageZA When Courtney wrote the governer inviting him to lunch at New Braunfels Middle she could not have imagined she would wind up in the Texas i Sharing lunch with Uncle Bill By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Courtney a seventh grade student at New Braunfels Middle says Bill Clements Is a friendly man who has excellent table She should The 12yearold had lunch last week with the gover nor in He told stories about when he was my age in the seventh Qoerges The lunch invititiojii ciame after the girl wrote Clements before his elec tion inviting him to lunch at her She took m interest in the governors race while preparing tor a nwHnpcfe trial in her Tesas History l just reaJv ly got into she so she decided she would like to meet the njiw Ooerges sent the letter to his home address because she waited to make sure he goUt iQStead of some she Goerges interest m the gQVenws jpb also Unied her 3 s She just might fee the youngest pmpn to eyer work tor the Gorges said she is go infi to helo out a lew hours a W w Cheats schedujujg a V with the governor last per Tina and Holly went with along with middle sghool poupjsgjDr Sue Hayworth and two University of stu 4eat Christy Guoja and New Praujnfels High School senior Melissa Hayworth was impressed with tfee White we we were all on our The conversation jyst Nftere was never lie was very good at feel at she Haywortfa said when the group arrived at the Governors Man they were chatting with some of Clements staff members when all of the sud this little man comes in and just like it was Uncle Political life is not completely new to While in elemen tary she interviewed city council members and a 1 just wanted to meet the other side of she said describing why she wrote the After chatting with the Clements during met Texas first lady Rita The student also has written a couple of letters to President But she said shes giv ing up on him because she has never gotten any Gperges said she thinks polities are fascinating but shes not so sure she wants to become politi cian The capita is ly interesting and I thinfe it be fun to work But J dont know about being a she said Hayworth and Goerges said Use governor told them he was swamped with letters before the election last NovemberHe them all sorts of people wrote him with ideas of things be should emerges sajj the gave her a lass oa the eheek when she was leaving the man sion md gave her friends a
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