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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 12, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Senior citizen Northcllffe VFD Page3A New Braunfels New Texas Pour Pages Zeituno 71 4r S u nd a y April 1987 50 Cents Stammtisch In case you were wondering what was to go in place of all those ques tion marks in Fridays Stammtisch item concerning a rabies heres the answer in case you are wondering what this is all about The Comal County Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring a rabies clinic on April 25 ftpm to 4 at the Comal County Fairgrounds and the parking lot at Holy Family Catholic All dogs and cats are required by law to be vaccinated against rabies each year and this is a good time to do it because the cost is only S6 and that includes the SI that pays for a city tag Cats should be in carriers and dogs should be on kids Wanna enter a coloring contest Sure you do Go to Kckerds store off Elliott Knox Blvd and register A panel of Judges will decide which Is the most deserving of a prize or two Did you know there are almost 50 social service agencies In this area ready to help you with problems ranging from alcoholism to pregnancies to veterans benefits1 Well there are The agencies offer local cilUens relief and assistance To find out more about these agen cies and their read PROSIT To Your appear ing Tuesday in this newspaper If you would like a copy of a booklet produced by the Interagency Coun call Cathy Rogers at Texas Department of Human Services 511 W f S 81 or call 625 We slill have free tickets to go see the Alamo Tournament ol Bands competition m San Antonio The high school jazz and concert band performances for which we will give away two tickets for April 16 ami two more lor April 18 are available by calling bis yl44 Call the newspaper Monday morning and ar range to have them mailed or come bv ami gel em Tickets costing Si each lor the up coming Cops and Robbers Softball Tournament are available at the lilartnnm ol Public sulety ollur here HKH store New Hraunlels Police Department and here at Harold s place IJU S CvtsUU llus is going to Uan extravagant a ol athletic competition general fun stull to do and see and all lor Un worthy cause ol adding to a fund to create an emergency children s shelter in Comal Couiilv It Salur dav Hi If you wake up to clouds dont despair They will give way to partly cloudy skies with a high temperarue in the low 9Us A fine day for going oul to Canyon Lake to soak up some of those rays gel out on the water Tubers taking the plunge Saturday should have a repeat per formance in other words Lows tonight will be in the nud60s with clouds mov ing back into South Texas The Menu CQMICS 88 INII9HT OPINIONS 13HA Photo by Deryl Clark Four injured in onecar rollover A day at the lake turned to a nightmare as a car with four passengers ran off the side of FM 26H at Tom Creek Saturday after noon A San Antonio woman is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Brooke Army Medical Center One man is in stable condi lion in that hospital and tsvo other men were treated for minor injuries following the onecar accident The accident occurred within loo feel of the site of a alality last week when a Canyon Lake man was killed when his vehicle roiled down the sleep embankment The driver in Saturday s accident Roger Dean of San An tonio was westbound when he lost struck a guard rail then roll ed down the embankment near Tom Creek Department of Public Safety Trooper Roger Garza estimated the car rolled a good HKi to 150 yards before coming to a stop upside down The group apparently were returning from an outing at Canyon Lake ac cording to police See Page 2A Selma enforces speed limit despite emergency purpose By DAVIDMAY Stall Writer Hannelore Hrotze transferred blood and specimen samples for McKenna Memorial Hospital sometimes in critical situations but says she may discontinue the service over a ticket she recently received BroUf owns and operates Comal Taxi and Delivery Sen ice and has an agreement with the hospital to perform the which often occurs in the wee hours of the morning She has made literally hundreds ol trips back and forth between McKenna and San Antonio s hospitals and blood banks tin March 11 a Friday no a man was bleeding in the emergency room of the hospital and doctors were rapidly using then supply of blood was phoned and asked to pick up surplus blood at Hie Suuih Texas Regional Hlood Hank in San Antonio A selma police officer slopped HroUe motoring towards san Antonio with Hashing signal lights on and after hearing hei ticketed her for going miles per hour UruUe contested the ticket be I ore selma immuipal Judge Koy slroud she brought to court a Ittier from a McKenna official explaining the cir cvimslance The judge lound her guilty and ordered her lo lake delensive dm ing course I sal in ihat court down Ihere and lold the judge I was nut speeding on my account UroUe said Sin said the hospitals letter seemed to make him angry He said that was no excuse If he cant unders land thai he must be the most uncompassionale man on the ace ot the earth He got irate with me I told him 1 was trying to save a human life but u seemed to make him so I just shut up She said she cannot afford such tickets and their ensuing insurance premium increase not lo men lion their effect on her driving record at the hospitals expense and though she doesnt want she said she may discontinue providing the service The response by the Selma judge is repulsive to me said Mario lab supervisor at McKenna In my letter I tried to the cntualness of the situation I dont think the officer who ticketed her really understood the scope ol the situation Garza indeed a man was bleeding heavily in the hospiial s emergency room and all 01 Un available blood at the facility for all purposes had been used He said the hospital only minimum amount of blood in storage and vuien that is being used up the hospital must procuunuuv im mediately The man died at though death was not caused bv delay have been so busy we need j count M vice said He said he didn t know course the hospital mighl take should to discontinue service selma PolivcChui Hen VSolft supported s SeeTAXi PageJA Human hairs pulled out of Canyon Lake By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Divers near the Canyon Lake Marina found what has been deter mined to be human hair while trying to ind a body on the lake bottom Fri Trudie and David owners of Tropical Divers in San spent more than one and a half hours sear ching the lake Friday and tried again Saturday The pair was looking for a possibly that of missing San Antonio teenager Debbie The divers were following a tip from Lynn and Dirk Richel of Canyon Lake The couple found what they believed to be human hair while fishing off the dock at the marina more than a month ago The incident was reported to the Comal County Sheriffs Department who found was a lack of evidence to justify a search Volunteers searching for the San Antonio teenager who has been missing since took up the search at the fishing site Last a local diver found nothing near the dock where the hair was found The Wendts said they were asked to dive in the Along with the It was human but we dont know whether it was out of a wig or just God it could have been there for Neel Etheredge Game Warden the divers found an old car frame that was drug out of the but they found no indication that a human body was in the lake near the dock David Wendt said the hair was on the bottom of the lake and was not attached to anything that could be a Comal County Game Warden Neel Etheredge said San Antonio medical examiners verified that the hair found Friday was It was human but we dont know whether it was out of wig or just it could have been there for Etheredge He ad ded that it is unlikely the anything else will be found at the See related Page2A Michie defends NBU transfer agreement By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New Braunfels Itilities President E Mornhmweg said the utilities board of trustees need time o con sider City Manager Joe Michies re quest of an additional in in tergovernmental transfers Michie made the request Friday afternoon during the board s regular meeting The increase would translate into a special levy to utility elertnc users within city limits ol three quarters of a a rate based on killowatt hours used The request figures out to an in crease of about 75 cents monthly to the average household Mornhmweg said the request needs carelul consideration since such an increase is not in the utilities budget a present The item will be jack on the board s agenda April to need time to think about this VUvuuld like some input from and rale payers Mor nhmweg told Michie Lets not debate u today The levy would ef feet rate payers wilhin city limits on ly The city is seeking additional translers from the utilities to help ol Net a requested budget that is some million iiver anticipated revenues in the coming tiscal year that begins 1 City Council to have ap the third reading u Hit operating budgei hy I want to you to be well aware that the citys budget is not being balanced by plac ing the entire burden on the NBU Joe Michie NB City Manager Michie said after the meeting that the requested increase from the utilities is already written into the ci tys anlicipaled revenue figures for the next fiscal term and that denial of the request b the board would necessitate additional budget dele lions I leel that the request is modest in compulsion with private utility ran chise payments lo cities and those transleis from other municipally Michie told trustees The cityowned utility currently pavs the city a iriiticliisv fee ol annually Michie said that not only is such a transfer but is customary from any utility using puhlu rightofway 1 want you to U well aware that the citys budget is not Uuig balanced by placing the tntire I urden on the NBl ralepayei he si a leu Michie is expected it I City Coun SeeNBU Page A Juvenile crime has probation offices busy Comal counties report record referrals as juveniles commit serious offenses By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent a sagging economy a rise in unemploy ment and a surge in crime both the Comal and Guadalupe county Juvenile Probation Depart menls have been inundated with record refer rals m the lasl month and already the Guadalupe County oftice has hit an all time high for the year with 105 referrals According to Carol Ruberson Comal County Juvenile Probation local referrals almost doubled in March There were 27 refer rals ui 21 in February and 5u m March Her office had a total of 295 referrals in laati and six juveniles were placed in the Texas Depart raent of Corrections rMserson said that of the 98 referrals in the last three all were attributed to felony and robbery however there were also some runaway cases The program has teen real promising There are syme gowd points and there are some bad she said It really depends upon the individual situation at hand Say a toyearold boy is caught stealing and he is picked up by the local police After the police have completed their work on the he is then referred to our office where we work w ith the individual lo try lo help him The kid is placed on where he must comply to strict guidelines If he repeats a crime while on the case is then turn ed over lo the district attorney for further ac Koberson said We refuse no and in all we try to help the kid despite the amount of funds we have to work with Our local plus county law enforcement of have worked well in making the pro gram work Juvenile crime in Guadalupe County so far this year has hit an all time high and already law enforcement has made 105 ac cording to Guadalupe County Juvenile Proba tion Officer ManUeth Povsers At that more than 8W referrals could be made by the end ol the year while 676 referrals were made in 1986 The center which has m the past been operated on a part lime basis has been operating 21 hours a day lor more than two weeks Povsers said The capacity ot the center is six but during a recent weekend it was lull and over capacity with seven youths three from other contrac ting counties The juveniles were detained lor a variety of offenses such as car ihtU violation ol legal court order burglary and other crimes which necessitated holding a child lor 48 hours to 10 Powers said According lo Powers the department con the more serious offender will be housed at the center we certainly try to accommodate them because it makes money lor the county she added Powers said she hopes her department can grab the attention of juveniles allei their lirsl offenses and prevent them from gelling involv ed in a life ol crime Our philosophy in juvenile probation is that the place to slop crime is when the kids are 11 on up not after they ve been in the pen two or three times she said The center is saving county taxpayers money It costs Guadalupe taxpayers only per day to house juveniles in the Guadalupe center while tracts with a levs neighboring counties that have tne dail rale at tne County facUn nn rmtuntittn hrvM Iho nifjArtilot A t n no detention centers to hold the juveniles Ac ceptance of juveniles is based on offenses and if Powers is pleased that the department has in itiated a program tu keep some of the kids off i w tfee center has a choice between accepting a th streel Thje urogrtm was begun with vlhn a in zl M juvenile who committed a minor crime in GuadaJupe County and a child from another county who committed a more serious crime Ol Police
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