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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas EMPIRE p BOX 51 52SL Drought management Page stay Pages Braunfels New Texas One Pages 11 Tuesday April 25 Cents Stammtiseh The New Braunfels Area Humane Societys animal shelter Is still not accepting dogs this week becuase the dog runs are being Manager Cheryl Pillar said she hopes the which have been run down through the will be complete by next New Braunfels High School Band Boosters will meet at Tuesday thats tonight in the NBHS band hall to plan for a for thcoming Spring Trip and to elect GoodwinFrazier elementary schools parentteacher organization is selling tickets for a drawing to raise The drawing will be ll April Auction will be held for a George Strait jacket straight Jacket Tickets are available from Feel good about Give Texas Commerce Bank park Ing lot is the site of TCBs 1988 blood drive from 2 to 5 The event is sponsored by TCB and the South Texas Regional Blood If you have ever needed blood or if you know someone who ever needed and we guarantee you probably do and dont know you can appreciate the importance of this but most important donation that costs nothing but an itsybitsy stick on the arm and can help save a human life From to 5 Saturday at St Johns Episcopal Church Parish 312 will be the op portunity to buy and see some of natures most beautiful irises New Braunfels Iris Society is responsible for Iris Around the World Mayor Pro Tern Ramon Chapa Jr wants to encourage folks to attend a benefit dance for Carlos Hernandez may at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Carlos has been in a coma since March 1 when he was involved in a motor vehicle accident here Medical bills not including physi cian fees exceed The dance will feature the band Calibre Dona tion to get in is S3 per per couple Tickets are available at Hernandez Leos Hvs or Hers and the church For fur ther information call Hector Mon tanez at 6252117 or Irene Hernandez at surgical or 6250898 this is close to Harolds not to mention his sticky lingers Peerless you may know has gone out ol business In its Mr and Mrs Chuck Haller are opening a Blue Bell ice cream store The that was a perennial feature at Peerless ami we may have another downtown stop and chat in the making Our own Sweet Adelines will be doing their thing in costume at 8 p m tonight at Canyon High School Commons The singing that will take place is rehearsal for similar singing groups competition upcom ing soon in our neighbor to the the State of Louisiana Yall are welcome to drop by and hear and watch the goings on Page 3 Drownings mar Easter holiday The Guadalupe River proved fatal to Fernando of San Antonio who was caught up in the rushing water Sunday afternoon near this sand bar above Spechts Fer nando Garcias and his uncle Canute wait for Max Martinez Funeral Home of San Photo by Leslie By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Beer and water proved to be a fatal mix for two Easter weekend revelers who drowned in separate incidents over the the first weekend of heavy lake and river use In Comal Fernando of San An died Saturday afternoon in the waters of the Guadalupe River at Rivermont Park near Spring His body was not recovered until Monday shortly before 1 when it finally floated to the surface about a quarter of a mile downstream from where he had reportedly gone State game wardens and divers searched unsuccessfully Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon for Garcias Garcia and his Fernando also from San were attempting to cross the river in their rented 16foot Monarch canoe when the craft tipped Both men reportedly had been drinking at the park according to the men had life vests in their canoe but were not wearing Gonzalez was able to swim to but Garcia never He was pronounced dead at the scene City able to balance books despite drop in sales taxes By DAVID MAY Stall writer Though New Braunfels share of the stale 1cent sales tax levy remains down with receipts off over the previous the city continues to live w ilhm its amend ed budget and should make it through Ihe next Iwo mon ths which mark the end of the fiscal year New Braunfels April check from Stale Comptroller Bob Bullock totaled down from the same period last year Aprils check reflects February spen ding Thus lar in New Braunfels has received 24 which is down percent compared lo the same period m 1986 checks sent lo Ihe cities that employ the icent levy totaled down an average of 6 percent compared to checks return ed in April 1986 We continue to live within our said Finance Director Jelfers late last referring to Ihe citys mid fiscal year adjustment to its operating budget necessitated by declining sales tax The budget was pared by SI In October lo S7 17 million lo meet anticipated revenues The has proposed a budget for 198788 of around balanced on tentative increases m property lax utilities transfers and creation of other revenue generators The city has projected a slight increase in sales lax returns for next year said Sales tax receipts has got to turn around eventually It cer April showers bring May so Ihe lower people should happy cause there te a 49 percent chance ol rs er Increasing to an fer rib High to wiUi an overnight iow In the MpsWy cloudy with aortheasier Monday by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart State Game Wardens Neel Etheridge and Bob along with divers Mark Folks of Spring Branch and Randy Tomisini of New searched for the man but murky and darkness hampered their Meanwhile late Sunday another San Antonio man drowned at Canyon The body of Ernest was recovered by Etheridge and Wofford around about two hours after went who was fully was swimming with friends the south beach of Canyon when he apparently swam out too far and Friends watched helplessly as the man fought to stay One man near him tried to pull him but gave up when began ex periencing difficulty in Mediola had reportedly been drink ing with friends at the public He was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Wofford said people who insist on See Page 1 tainlywont stay thfsway for another 15 to 16 Comal County received a total of with Garden Ridges April check for down slightly more than 3 Garden Ridge did not receive a check in April 1986 and has received thus far in up percent compared to last Returns to Schertz and Seguin continue on their up ward climb Schertz monthly check lotaled and has garnered an increase of percent over the same period last Wilh ils April check for Segums yearlodale total is an in crease of 2 31 Guadalupe County returns in 1987 tolal an increase over lasl years amounls of 3 24 percent San Marcos April check was down from April 1986 and its yeartodale lotal of is down 9 percenl Dripping Springs check for brought that citys 1987 total to for a decline in spending of more than 22 The six Hays County cities thai employ Ihe levy have received a lolal of for a decrease of slightly more than 9 percent San Antonios April check for was down from April 1986s return and thai city has receiv ed a total of thus far in a decline in returns of 7 32 percent Bexar County spending reflects a decline of percenl wilh checks from the 20 cities employing the sales tax amounting lo Commodities issued today Community Council of Soulh Centra Texas will issue com modities lo incomeeligible households Under the guidelines of the Texas Department of Human all recipients will be required to complete an application in order lo complele an applicalion in order lo deter mine eligibility and must bring proof of identification and proof of income such as food stamp Medicaid paycheck or VA identifica tion Because the supply is commodities will be issued on a firstserve Commodities svill be issued today until until 2 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help 138 W Austin Bullseye A drink from the water foun tain sure did hit the spot for Hector Gonzalez who was helped up to the fountain at Eikel Park by Rick Sanchez It took Hector a moment to get prienterj after the liftup as he turned the water on and girted in the eye before the water found gyt the bgy got by with little help from a Photo by Districts approve different 198788 school calendars By SARAH DUKE Stalf Writer After working to create similar school the Comal ISD and New Braunfels ISD boards of trustees have approved school calendars for the 198788 year with different students CISDs board voted Monday to approve next years calendar with Spring Break March 29 through April That date contrasts with the NBISD Spring set for March Im disappointed in NBISD and Im real Were back to square said CISD Trustee Carter Casteel She added that the different calendars mean problems for families with students in one school district and parents teaching in the other district The calendar differences also mean difficulties for church groups and other organizations trying to coordinate activities for students from both school districls Lei me say Im real because I thought we were in a cooperating mode with Casteel CISD Superintendent Bill Brown said teachers from both school districts voted on the dates they preferred for the He said the school district ad ministrators tried to work out similar calendars and hope to have them identical next NBISDs trustees adopted the calendar for that school district at its March 24 CISD Trustee Tom Potter mov ed to adopt the proposed CISD 198788 school saying that the votes of the school districts teachers should be respected despite NBISDs Also during Mondays the truslees approved payment of to LawsonAvila Con Inc for construction of the new Smithson Valley High School and approved payment of to Cahaba Construction for construction of the new Ca See Page Weapons involved Teenagers arrested after Saturday melee A melee early Saturday morning involving six teenagers that began at one location then went lo another resulted in the arresl of five people on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and a citation of the sixth for a minor in possession of ac cording to New Braunfels police The nature of the disturbance was not determined by who were assisted by agents with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage a party had been in pro gress and was attended by aumerous youth in the 500 block of Buttercup Michael oj Rd was left with a brokgi ossea bloody face and a citato m a wMe meanpr charge of possession Gonzalez is the face by an chest by other all wteWwg and tire police wpe goJUBf to arrest but becuase the county jail would not ac cept him without a doctors authorization Those arrested and placed in jail were Brian and Tracey both of 527 Butter Curtis B of 117a US 81 E Rhonda Sue of 1093 Coll Erik D Dallen of 1318 Tulip All were released over the weekend after posting bonds of each on the Class A misderaeanpr The incident began about 13 25 am during a party at the Butlereup address in which the five attacked who eventually was able to escape the fray and left The group then reportedly Looking for the victims house and were fowxd by police arounJ 2 a sa wandering in the neighborhood of Lorelei JUaflie aod RMne Rend ing a report by residents in the
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