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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 7, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas 4 1 0 H 0 3 1 0 2 2 EHPIPE MICPGFILH CO PO BOX PJ 6423 254 TX 753al Sugar Ray humbles Page To Your Pages NewBraunfels New Texas One 14 Pages 67 4r Tuesday 25 Cents stammtisch Too close for comfort April 7 is World Health and In recognition of that the HeralriZeilung in cooperation with Comal County Health Department and the InterAgency Council today begins a weekly column concerning opportunities and information on how you can slay PROSIT To Your Health will appear each Tuesday on Page opposite the Opinions Our opinion is this will be a real contribution to the Mary Lou by the got the ball rolling and we thank her and all the health care professionals hereabouts for their input and wisdom By the look or a series of stories on McKenna Hospital during National Hospital Week and Na tional Nurses Day recognition next month Saturday is the day for a Spring Renaissance Festival at Mountain Valley School and sponsored by Mountain Valley Festivities last from noon to 5 p m and will feature a country store Ping Pong Dart Pie Jacobs Greased Pigs i greased King of the Jail Mouse Runs and a bunch of stuff that surely will tx weather allowing Our Humane Society is changing hours just a bit New hours ol operation for the facility at 1920 Kuehler are 10 am to 5 p m Mon 10 a m to 4 p nv Tuesdays and noon to 5 p m 10 a m to 4 p m Sun davs and Fndavs This from Dana Scheel of New Braunfels So many steps in a positive direction have been taken recently to help our young people understand and deal with the seven ly of drugs and alcohol orchids to all the adults who have committed themselves to helping young people in this i e Project Graduation drug Unicorns in Action I must say Onions to the of the Comal County Youth Show who felt it necessary to serve beer at the recent Youth Show Adults must lead the wav The Selective Service System of the lederal government has sent us a form letter of sorts reiterating that it ib against the law fur young men ages 1H through X years in age to mil register lor the draft The government is computer checking tor young men who have applied or lederal Pell Grains a form ol student assistance The names ol aoti such folks who gut the dough but didnt register lor the draft are being contacted and en couraged to realue their obligation or registration it s not like Nam is six weeks away after all Were not shooting at anybody at the moment were pa ing other folks to do that Failure to register is a so be sure you tune and responsibly line up to be injected and as Arlo Guthrie would sas Its going to be nice weather the next couple of days so yall enjoy Forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies through Wednesday with highs today in the upper and tomorrow reaching into the low 70s Tonight should be fair and cool with lows in the mid40s Light northerly winds around 10 mph should prevail The Menu COMICS 7 JNSIgHT 5 OPINIONS 4 SPORTS 3 Juan of San An had an encounter this morning with a passenger train that was too close for Velez was hauling a load of asphalt in his 18 wheeler eastbound on FM 3009 between FM 2252 and In terstate As he approached the tracks of Union he was forced to swerve the rig to the left and into a ditch to avoid colliding with an Am trak The near miss oc curred about I had about two seconds to decide what I was going to I had to do something or I would have been said who was shaken but other wise The trains engineer reported to have been traveling about 70 a speed not uncommon or il legal for that according to Garden Ridge No citations were Velez said he believed the tracks warning lights came on but police at the scene said they believed the truck driver was not paying close enough attention as he Photo by Leslie Clark happy over county sales fire district votes By DAVID MAY Slafl Writer Count Judge Fred Clark voic ing pleasure with the decisive margin b which voters approved creation of one iuill cent count sales tax and the lormalion ami financing of a Spring Branch rural ire protection said both will be positive lor the communi ty Clark also said creation of the fire district could be the first of more to come WUh slight more than lu per cent of registered voters in the count cabling ballots the sales tax measure passed belter than t to while in the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Depart men response area approved the fire district at a 17 to 1 clip I see the fire district as a forerunner to other districts created in the Fred Clark Comai County judge Clark said creation of the sales tax will not generate additional county but will decrease ad valorem rates from 16 to 18 percent This is a good thing for the community Its extreme beneficial to us in the respect that the large tourist industry here will actually reduce some of the taxes of permanent he said Page Romans pleads guilty in childs drawl 50 years in state prison City council winners official after canvass The three wmiui m s Ci I Council elfilKiiis were ollicial declared such alter the panel can v asset the vute m a special meeting Munda afternoon Hall Kit sciaiiiaivlh signed the election ceitilicales naming Doug Miller Bill ami incumbent James ioodbreud winners The three will serve the citv al large lor the nexl three s ears on council On a side Cilv Manager Joe Muhie said it cost the city nearlv per vote to stage Saturdays election The city incurred some in costs lor the 424 voters who went to the polls Michie termed the election a good one which saw approximate 20 percent ol those registered par ticipating By DAVID MAY Staff Writer In a lastminute arrangement reached with District Attorney Hill James Romans plead guilt Mondav to charges ol murder ing his stepson last November and received a Soyear sentence in the Texas Department of Corrections Romans plea was heard before Judge Kobert Iteulfer in 2u7th State District Court jusi prior to selection of a ur to hear the six count first degree murder charge Schroeder said the sentence was deemed appropriate due to the act that the Board ol 1anions and Paroles considers Ho vears as the longest term a person mav serve and the case would have to be proven through circumstantial evidence he citing lack ol direct ev idence linking Komans in the toddlers death According to a spokesperson with the parole boaid Komans will be re quired lo serve least one third ol his sentence beloie Iecoimng eligible lor parole Romans a vear old New Braunleis resuleni and paramedic employed by a San Antonio ambulance service was charged with the unnatural death Nov 12 of Justin Thomas Krben According to a report by Travis County Medical Kxammer Dr Roberto the child died as the result of blows to the head and abdomen which resulted in a rup tured small intestine and liver An autops further revealed three broken ribs sustained in the previous three months a twomonthold broken ankle and a recent scrape of the penis Bavardo ruled the death homicide bv child abuse According lo police investigative the child had so manv small bruises hat manv of them looked like one large bruise Komans w as dismissed by Amcare ambulance service in San Antonio without pav short after his Nov 1H arrest According to an ultadavit given lo puhie Komans said he awoke thai morning about 4i a m lo give the i hiUi his morning bottle when he discovered the loddler dtjd in his crib Komans reported then called police Bv Ins own statement and thai of lu wiles Komans had been iell alone with the infant the night of the In his Romans told in vestigators the childs mother had fallen with the child two months earlier and was taken to a Schertz physician who decided the child fered no ill effects as a Romans said fell with the child in the bedroom of their trailer home only the night but that the child showed no signs of Closely following the case was Barry chairman of Comal Countys Child Welfare who later think 1 share a lot of peoples feelings in that we are disap pointed with the but 1 do feel the police and district attorney did a good job Schroeder saved the taxpayers a good deal of rmmev and got a con viction he might not have otherwise gotten The weak side is the sentenc ing part Allison said adding he was a little surprised at the defendants plea He suggested those concerned in the commumtv write or call the parole board m Austin to ask that Komans serve ihe complete term I See Page 2 Drainage committee meeting set April 15 for proposal review A meeting scheduled for bv New Braunfels Drainage Advisory Committee has been reset tentatively for April 15 The committee plans to study and review proposals sub mitted by private engineering firms interested in performing a watershed management study for the city The meeting was moved back one week lo accomodate members of CU Council and slafi because of a number ol meetings and workshops held in the past week The advisory panel is expected to review proposals and make a recommendation to council later this month The management the product of several years of discussion over drainage pro blems in New is to be paid for out ol funds already in hand and collected from developers who paid tees at the time they out permits for development projects Garden Ridge residents elect aldermen By EDPA BUCHNER Correspondent Cilv elections in Garden Ridge had predictable out comes H the 14H voles cast la favored the unopposed mayoral candid lie alter Yohev Charles Jordan won the Place i seal w ilh 80 votes com pared to his opponent John 1Ustilla s 64 voles Donald sole candidate tor Place 1 receiv ed voles Most voters represented the original core of Garden Kidge though newcomers to the Forest development as did some residents from the new annexed areas Missing were the ciluens from the agricultural districts ol the citv On Thursday the citv council will canvass the votes and the newly elected members will be sworn in Friday at city hall Yohey will be Garden Kidges third elected following Belly McGranahans two terms and Paul Davis sis terms After Davis sudden death m Neil then mayor pro assuni ed the position as mayor until Jan 1 when he was sue ceeded by Keith Richter Both men have guided the citv during the past five months KiclUer decided not to run lor mayor in favor ol completing his term as alderman Place 5 The newi elected mayor has a thorough background in linance and accounting Since Vohe has been writing and publishing an Annual Income Tax Guide for Members of the Armed and an Annual Financial Planning Guide Yohev and his Germanborn Inge Yohev have been living in Garden Kidge for the past sis years Alderman Charles a graduate of St Marys is retired from the Federal Reserve Bank and has beep the Garden Ridge treasurer for 10 The Garden Ridge city council for the yeai 198788 will be Walter mayor Alderman Place 1 ftofoby drum fiveyear veteran of the Alderman Place 2 Don newly Alderman Place 3 Charles newly and Alderman Place f Don who has served lor one year Garden Kidge is the only other municipality other than New Braunleis in
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