New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 5, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 05, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns onward, Page SA /Mother's Day possibilities, Section B New Braunfels >1V New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday May 5, 1987 25 CentsTwo Sections, 14 Pages Vol. 134, No. 87/ Stammtisch ^ After reading here about one lady s concern for cigar and cigarette smoke the operator's) of Heavenly Delights ice cream parlour want to say they have in stituted a separate smoking area away from the lunch counter on Seguin where Peerless Pharmacy used to be says Tessa the Town Clown New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will host a Stargazers program this Friday in Panda Park Participants can meet at 7 30 p m at the park office There will be a $2 fee for adults $1 for kidlets 8 through 12 Little kidlets are admitted free Par ticipants are asked to bring a telescope or binoculars, if anybody has them For more information call Mark Pettier at 625*5818 Boy Scout Troop 757 will hold its first ever rummage sale May VO at 180 Santa Clara The troop is accep ting donations of stuff they can sell, including clothes, books, glassware. dishes, appliances furniture, just all kinds of salable items Bucks raised will be used to send the troop to summer camp For more in formation or to arrange to have items picked up. call Mrs Man/, at 625 am The women of St Francis By the Lake Episcopal Church will hold a yard -.ale Saturday. May 16. from ti a rn to 6 p rn This is another op portumty to find all kinds of items To get to tin* church find Goofy’s on highway* rn The church is next door •Come one, come all,” says sale chairman Gloi la Hayel ‘ And remember, the early bird gets ther worm less selections.”. John Pierson is a hoot, as friends and relations already know John drives around tending to his real estate business,in a four wheel drive American Motors Eagle and lives out by Canyon I.ake Shortly before noon yesterday John was toodiing down 506 when he chanced to notice a few folks seem ingle, no not seemingly, actually beginning to cannibalize a panel van “I thought it was the owner was policing the back yard, cutting the grass and so forth.” says John But the strippers had the hood off, battery out. etc John stops, gets out and the folks are spooked into the surrounding woods as one of the group yells “Policia!" John checks out the vehi cie and sees an empty knife scabbard on the floor board He gets in the van and rummages around One of the guys who was taking parts off this van walks up. gets in and starts the car And we re off. says John. who came from the rear of the van and apparently startled the would be thief, who by now is thinking to himself. "Aye-chee wawa This gr in go is behind me ” The driver stops the van and John winds up chasing a few of these folks who ap parently were waiting down the road to pick up their colleagues John by the way, had no weapon so he grabs this big rock, see and yells at the pack that got away Without a phone near. John flagged down a motorist, who called the law The van turned out to have been stolen in Schertz and John said the sheriff s department is now in possession of the vehicle, assorted finger prints, etc , A 40 percent chance of late afternoon thunderstorms will increase to a 60 percent chance tonight Some may be severe but not expected ty be as threatening as those ex perienced in some areas Sun day Meanwhile the forecast calls for mostly cloudy conditions and highs in the upper 80s with lows tonight in the 60 s Clouds and our chances for more rain should decrease gradually through the week The Menu CLASSIFIED.........4    6B COMICS..............4-7A CROSSWORD...........SA DEAR ABBY...........7A OPINIONS..............4A SPORTS................SA Kevin Walker models a PGT. Project Graduation T-ShirtT-shirts for sobriety Drunk driving accounts for a huge number of deaths and in juries among teen agers every year and one group of local high school seniors has said they want to be the first to put an end to the tragedies Instead of cruising the streets and prowling from party to party on their graduation night, these kids are going to have their own party This party will be the typical high school graduation party with all the excitement, romance and adventure of any graduationg night but without the drinking that has put an end to too many young lives New Braunfels. Canyon and Smithson Valley high school seniors are participating in Project Graduation Each senior class will have its own party, parties free of alcohol or drugs Kevin Walker said he plans to go the party but he’s a little worried that some of his classmates won t show up. Walker, a senior at New Braunfels High School, said most of the high school parties he has gone to have been complete with alcoholic beverages He said he s never been a party billed as “chemical free” but he’s going to give it a try. “We just need to get the word around that ifs not just going to be a stupid party, but it s going to be fun I think we ought to just make it fun,” he said So far, the NBHS party has been dubbed with a bon voyage theme Bell said the party will feature casino games and various other assortment that students are working on Follow mg the party, the seniors will have their first class reunion “That'll be nice because they’ll all he alive and well and that’s the idea of the whole thing.” she said The combined Project Gradua lion effort between the three high schools is try ing to raise Sio.uoo to put on the different parties Bell said the funds will be divided among the three senior classes according to the number of students in those classes “We need to raise this much in order to provide a safe party and to show the kids they can have fun without drugs or alcohol.” she said “We want to make sure people understand they are con tributing to all three schools when they contribute ” Each party will have an abun dance of prizes to offer students Some of the most sought-after prizes will be the round trip airline tickets donated by Trans Star Airlines Two tickets will be given to each senior class The tickets are good for anywhere the airline travels To contibute, send a check to the New Braunfels National Bank The check should be made out to CHS. NBHS and SY HS Project Graduation Proposed tax hike draws varied citizen comments By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Though no one argued the need for additional police and fire personnel few who filled council chambers Monday night during a special public hearing sooke in favor of a proposed 55 percent property tax hike Businessmen -.aid business would pay the bulk of such an increase while homeowners said they would account for most of the $1 9 million derived from a property tax rate of 58 cents per HOO evaluation IO cents over the current rate The increased tax is projected to increase revenue $621 OOO over th*-current year's collection Some questioner! whether all the excess had been trimmed from the proposed $8 034 rn .lion budget balanced by increasing property taxes and intergovernmental transfers Some said the timing for such increas#*s is poor espec ially for those on fixed incomes and asked for more equitable solutions to the city's budget problems City staff has requested the IO cent property tax rate increase and an ad ditional transfer from New Braunfels Ctilities of $261 Iif JO to aid in meeting a budget inflated by slightly more than $1 million over the current year's amended budget The m creases are attributed to rising costs of public safety insurance proposed employee pay raises and a nearly eliminated contingency reserve fund Additional police and fire person net have increased their combined budgets by $326,000 The police department s budget totals $l 72 million and the fire department s budget stands at $ I IT million I v** stated before property taxes should be used for those serv ices th ,f protect a person s property ” >aid ( i ty Manager Joe Michie A l'J-cert increase will not cover both depart ments District 3 council member Ed Sciantareili said he is not in favor of the additional utility transfer in crease saying it is Another form of taxation ” The city s request of Ne* Braunfels Utilities is for an addi tionai three quarters of a mil charged to electric rate users within city limits in addition to the one and a half mil currently transferred from NBT to the city Sciantareili said he and utilities board trustees have discussed a one time transfer of funds from sp*** jai accounts and both he and Mayor George Erben said they favor a one time utility transfer increase It would be mor** meaningful to taxpayers to show it as a one time transfer Sciantareili said Retired Col Ronald Kibler acknowledging the need for increas ed public safety personnel asked council for something more reasonable thar a *.5 percent proper ty tax hike He ca led th** move "ter rible timing for k u h an increase at a time when cit./.ens are faced with increased appraisals and school and county taxes leaving the private sector ha cg to pay too many taxes I think the timing is terrible Kibler told council It couldn t be Aor^** I think ;? Aould be another See COUNCIL Page JA Juvenile drinking problem remains a crucial concern B* JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Both Loma! and Guadalupe (nun ties have seen a drop in alcohol con sumption among juveniles and minors thanks to combined efforts of local and area school officials juvenile probation departments and various enforcement agencies however the problem still exists and public input lh needed according to Comal County Attorney Bill Reimer The Guadalupe and Comal County Juvenile Probation Departments have put together a massive effort to help fight alcohol use among minors According to Comal County Juvenile Probation officer Frank Allen of 295 referrals in ly«6 59 were alcohol related Keimer who has been agressive in enforcement of drunk driving law-> here in conjunction with New Braunfels Police Department believes there is an alcohol problem locally However the effects are greater among those between the ages of 20 and 40 Reimer said the problem in nearby San Antonio is “critical ” “We’ve got an alcohol problem among the kids today Ifs mostly a trend or cycle,” Reimer said The local alcohol problem is a direct result of peer pressure ’ The adage “Like father like son in most cases holds true the county attorney said A kid will see his folks drink, which sets a bad exam pie or he has problems and uses alcohol as a quick solution,” he said Reimer points out that parents need to get involved if they see a drinking problem in their own child or know someone who is involved in alcohol Most of the time a parent doev not want to sign a complaint if they witness any alcohol related incidents which in most cases involves their own kid this is wrong.” Keimer said You are not helping us get this kid off the street he said If the com Triunity would join forces Aith the police department when they spot a child in possession of alcohol They should not be afraid to file a com plaint ' he said Manbeth Powers Guadalupe County Probation officer in the juvenile division explained what her office has set up to deal with alcohol abuse among juveniles We had believed there w<*.s little that could be done Aith children I to 16 years of age until they had three violations Powers said That just didn t sound right so we did some checking and found the offense of minors in possession is a Class ( misdemeanor and citations can reissued to juvenile- from 14 to 16 years of age so we set up a pro gram for these offenders in an effort to stop them from becoming habitua. violators After the first offend* both the parent and child are invited to attend a one hour alcohol eduation program she said These programs are scheduled periodically when we have enough, offenders to mane then. feasible lf both the parent and t Mild attend as we request of 'hem in a let ter sent to the parents no further at ion is taken by our department However if child and parent ion t attend a complaint s filed sn the ap propriate justice or municipal ourt which could result a. a fir,** of ip to $loo On the second often-*- Powers said We do fue on the hod in the appropriate court Ahich an result in the fine The third time a mid ,s px ked up for possessing alcohol he net omes officially involved in the juvenile justice system The case is referred to juvenile court and he is subject to being placed or. probation tor one year I can only remember about five re referrals from ail the hiidren See JUVENILE Page 2A Court clerk is arrested on felony theft charge Cougar blitz leads to state student council leadership “Blitzing the state convention Saturday, members of the C anyon High School Student C’ounci won the of flee of state president of the Texas Association of Stu dent Councils Wearing top hats and tuxedoes, the council members performed a song and dance routine to music from 4 Chorus Line. carrying their theme Puttin on the Ritz for a Media Blitz” to the more than I.DUO high school council members attending from across the state The enthusiasm and hard work of our group and the response from the convention delegates was over whelming.’’ said Betty Kyle, who cosponsors the CHS Student Council, along w ith Kathy Simmons "We want to thank the councils from Smithson Valley and New Braunfels high schools for the enthusiastic job they did of sharing our material with convention delegates and campaigning for us.” Kyle said Brian Yarbrough who will be vice president of the CHS Student Council for the 1987 88 school year will be the official representative for the state student council presidency Heather Way will serve as local student council president next year "I want to stress that we ran as Canyon High School,’ Kyle said of the state presidency Some of the duties of the president school will be to have representatives attend meetings of the TASC board of directors, be available to accept invitations from district organizations to speak at fall or spring district conferences, bring greetings on behalf of TASI to the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals conference in October, serve as junior counselor at the Advanced Leadership Workshop in February represent the TASC at the national conference in Amherst. N Y in June and attend the leadership workshop in Camp Cheiey Colo in August At the weekend s state convention, the CHS council was one of only four schools out of IIG entries to win superior ratings on its scrapbook The council also won awards for an Outstanding Student Council, an Outstanding Safety School, an Oustandmg Energy Education Program and an Outstanding SMILE School S M I LE is a drug and alcohol abuse prevention pro gram See CHS Page 2A A New Braunfels Police depart ment municipal clerk dismissed April 24 from her duties after the discovery of bookkeeping discrepan ties was arrested Monday and charged with third degree felony theft Tonya Hurd Windham. 21 of 1812t .Mission Dr is accused of im properly taking traffic fine monies for personal use over the past eight months according to police depart ment reports Internal and criminal investiga lions by the department led to the is suance of an arrest warrant Monday by Precinct I Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger Monday Windham was booked into Comal County Jail after reportedly turning herself in to sheriff's authorities She was tater released after posting a $2 500 bond According to department person nel information Windham had been employ ed there since (jct JI. 1983 Chief investigator Lf Felix Roque would not specify the amount of money allegedly stolen by the former clerk saying only that the amount was more than $’200 and the thefts had occurred on >everal occassions We had enough information following criminal investigations that we had subsequent evidence for a criminal charge Roque '.aid An internal affairs investigation was also performed from within by Sgt John VlcEachern who under provisions of state taw regarding per sonnel matters declined to disclose findings of his investigauon I would require a court order to release that information.’’ VlcEachern said adding that his work was to determine if violations regarding city property had oc curred Rainfall totals As of 11 a rn Tuesday Location...........................................inches Royal Forest (east county)...............................1 Lake Dunlap..........................................0 40 McQueeney..........................................0 60 Canyon Lake Forest (south side).......................0.40 Bulverde (Rahe residence)............................0.70 Bulverde (in town)....................................1.20 ;

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