New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 20, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 20, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Track —a look back, Page UA \ Abandoned baby found, Page 3A New Braunfels JBL mu New Braunfels. TexasWednesday May 20, 198725 Cents Two Sections, 26 Pages Vol. 134, No. 98Stammtisch Some parson Aho wouldn’t sign his or hor letter asks who is tho Harold wo mention in this space every so often Tho writer also commented on typographical or mrs etc saying we misspelled tho word rode which ho referred to as a nown” (sici Tho writer wants to know who Harold is and will we give a more complete identification Tho in toront o is that we purposefully don't identify Harold for some malevolent reason Well, for this letter writer who ap parently can't spell his or her own name we repeat Harold refers to the newspaper as a whole F rom time to time we have received mail and phone calls for Harold Zeitung Some people who contact the newspaper think the twang of Herald Zeitung hereabouts sounds like Harold Zeitung so we perpetuate the misnomer by writing about Harold as if he is someone who actually exists It s a joke, see lorn ( orbm is running around twisting arms and otherwise coercing people to donate to the Save the F (reworks fund drive New Braunfels Jaycees are frying to raise at least $5DOO and more like $ 10.000 to sponsor a fireworks display in banda Park July 4 Donors to date include Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce $500, New Braunfels Noon Cions Club $200. First Federal Sav logs and l/ian Association, $250 New Braunfels Savings Association $100, Oasis Outdoor Advertising $100; Joe Michie $100; VV J Holloway, $50, Frank Witting $20, Comal United Taxpayers $20, Hurt Kuzika $20, Tom Corbin, $20 Harold and Doris Voges, $lo ('armelita Horan. $10, Sylvia Frost $5 Kay and Charlie Smith $5, Kichard and Majorie McDonald. $5 and miscellaneous cash donations totaling another $72 We inadvertently left out the names of three McKenna Hospital Kssay Contest winners from atop their respective essays in yester day s edition The names of the writer s were included in the in troduction to the essays However the writers and the titles of their essays are as follows A Second C hance for Life” was written by Jennifer Emmett of Frazier Elementary What McKenna is About was written by Andy Schuetz also of Frazier Elementary, while Laura Cohle of beele Elementary wrote McKenna Memorial Hospital In Flanders Field the poppies blow...” So went the immortal words of Col John McC’rae’s poem Little did he know when he commit ted those lines that some day the very poppies of which he wrote would be the true symbol of all those who gave their lives in our na lion s defense Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary of Post 7110, New Braunfels, sponsor the ‘“Buddy” Poppy Sale in the area lo raise money for needy and disabled vaterans and their widows and children You, too, can pay your respects on May 23 and 23 Do your part to “honor the dead by helping the Bv mg” by buying and wearing a V EW Buddy Poppy This afternoon we can expect partly cloudy skies with temperatures nearing 00 degrees We will have fair skies tonight with a 20 percent chance of thundershowers, southeasterly winds at IO to 15 miles per hour and a low near 70 degrees The Men j BUSINESS...........MOA CLASSIFIED........SHB COMICS................6 8 CROSSWORD...........7B DEAR ABB r.........7B KALEIDOSCOPE I SB INSIGHT...............SA OPINION*.. .......»..4A SPORTS...........ll UA This view from New Braunfels' Landa Park gazebo shows the severe weather over Guadalupe County Tuesday evening Funnel clouds a confirmed tornado hail, heavy rain and wind marked the episode that caused flash flooding in some areas and creeks to run out of their banks Only slight damage was reported A slight chance for more precipitation exists for today (Photo by Deryl Clark) Severe weather, high wind move across central Texas B, JOHN KAiTNfck And OAVIO MA V Staff Writers A severe thunderstorm packing heavy rains strong winds hail fun ne! clouds and at least one confirmed tornado moved slowly through Bex ar. Guadalupe and Comal Counties Tuesday night, leaving behind nearly six inches of rain in some areas It was was the second major thunderstorm to pass through in three days Comal County missed the brunt of activity Parts of eastern Comal reported less than two inches of rain with some minor street and creek flooding Canyon Lake area received about one half inch of precipitation while Bulverde reported only a trace of rain Persons in Guadalupe County were less fortunate where more than seven inches of rain fell in the Geronimo area in less than a two hour period causing the Geormmo Creek to rise more than 14 feet out of its banks and sending 30 to 4o families searching for higher ground It was the worst flooding there since 1972 Despite some reports there were no forced evacuation of residents along the creek and by 12 to a rn Wednesday, waters began to recede “The creek reached its peak and no major problems were expected.” stated Norman Harborth the coun ty’s official weather spokesman and Geronimo Creek resident Some 5 I inches reportedly fell in the Seguin area in less than an hour prompting National Weather service officials to issue flash flood warnings for the county that extend** J through much of the night Report s of marble >iit hail accompanied the storm as did very intense lightening Those residents who left their homes lived m the El Apache area in the Elmwood subdivision as creeks there rose as high as 12 feet Official*, have not determined the extent of damages caused by the flooding hut at least one resident expe< ts signifi cant property losses “The water kept rising and there Rainfall totals Location.................................Inches As of ll am. Wednesda / Lake Dunlap Dam .......... 1.40 Royal Forest (east county) ........................ 0.45 Schumannsvilie....................................1.80 Bulverde...........................................trace Canyon Lake Forest (south side).................. .. 0 80 Stonehouse Realty (Potters Creek Rd.)............trace New Braunfels Herald (Landa Street)................ I    25 Illegal subdivision warrants recalled County attorney says he was unaware of action by assistant By TRAVIS E POLING Stat* Writ*?, Warrants posted for the arrest of several developers of illegal subdivi sions in Lorn a I County have been recalled from th*- sheriff s depart ment by order of the county ai torney s office Th*- warrants were issued a par* of a move by the * omal ( ounty Com missioners * our! and the county at torney beginning in January of thi year County affinals intended to crack down on noncompliance with state and county subdivision statutes Two warrants were issued for each offender one for having no plat or, the subdivision and one for failing to file a plat The warrants were for the arrest of He hard Y S* hwarz of Tom ( re*** A'res Subdivision Patrick I) and M Carole W ext broon of r»evil s Backbone Subdivision » en W Zbranek of Tom ( re*-*, Acre Sub division John W Bruner of Buckhorn Ham h Subdivision and William A Swmnev of Bulverde Ran (hes Subdivision No arrests were made befile the warrants were re* ailed by the county attorney s office * ounty Attorney Bill Keimer this ween -.aid he was not aware 'hat the warrants had been recalled because the action was tanen by his former assistant Robert Parrot Keimer did say however that he would loon into the matter and find See WARRANTS Psg«> JA was little time to move out fur niture -.aid Mary Roberts, who lives in the Elmwood area Yes mere will be lots of damage I Know rhat for a fact said Roberts who has witnessed numerous cr**#*n floodings rn recentvears A tornado touched down briefly on a farm near Kingsbury striking a bam and damaging farm equipment No injuries or casualties were reported as a result of the twister As the storm slowly passed from Bexar County into Guadalupe County numerous reports of funnel cloud sightings prompted the weather ser See STORM Page JA Guadalupe County EMS talks ongoing By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent The heated debate over emergency medical services for both Guadalupe County and the City of Seguin has quieted down somewhat following some recent productive discussions EMS officials want to wait until May 26 before signing a contract for a certain service - a service SAFES Director Tom Funk hopes will fill the void Comments from the 40-plus people attending a special worshop hearing last week didn t differ from those of any of the previous meeting or workshops held before Funk at one point asked in frustration. “Are we going to hear the same thing again tonight?" Funk has met several times with EMS officials during the last several months attempting to iron out a "waterproof” package both the county and the city could live with Last week, be pushed his package again, hoping this time would be the gem Also present at the meeting was Dale Gunnels, an official from the San Marcos FMS, who proposed that the commissioners set up a new service under the county’s direction Others attending included Seguin EMS director John Puchot and County wide Ambulance Service owner Jimmy Jimenez, who presented data concerning operation. Funk told Guadalupe County Commissioners his service is not interested in adding county territory SAFES serves areas on the west end of the county up to Marion “We don t want the rest of the county," Funk said, adding that his service currently has plenty of work to handle. The discussion at The workshop centered around technical data and statistical information provided by the representatives of the various services, including cost figures, medical training levels for EMS technicians and paramedics, amounts and types of ambulances and equipment, transfer and operational policies Guadalupe County County Judge James Sagebiel and County Attorney Elizabeth Jandt are researching a question about the procedure the court must follow See EMS, Page 2A For child sex assaults NB missionaries get lengthy prison terms A former leader of the World indigenous Missions, headquartered in New Braunfels, was sentenced Tuesday to two 40-year prison terms for two counts of ag graveled sexual assault of a child Myron Anderson. 62. along with his son John Anderson 26 plead ed guilty in a Caldwell Count) court to charges of sexually assaulting a i i- and a 14 year-old girl The younger man received two 20-year sentences Myron Anderson of Luling was the president of the World In digenous Missions at 1287 E Com mon St , New Braunfels until Jan 26 when he was removed from that post Officials of the indepen dent mission organization said after Anderson’s arrest that they removed him from his position as soon as we found out that he was in sin " The Anderson men originally were accused of sexually assaulting three girls including one ll years old Laurie Blanton investigator for the Caldwell County district attorney said Tuesday, “probably no charges will be filed against them for the ll year-old " Each of the children was a relative of the men The children were not physically harmed and have undergone counseling Blanton said. Judge Robert Pfeuffer of the 207th District Court handed down the sentences resulting from a plea bargain in l^ckhart Blanton said she was pleased with the sentences “They could have easi ly w anted a jury trial I ’funk the 20 and 40 year terms were pretty stiff but they agreed to it,” she said Blanton added that pressure from the Anderson family could have played a part in their decision to plead guilty The 40-year term is quite a lot for a man that age I rn quite pleaded with it because I think it may reflect a trend with these types of cases Hopefully it will defer people from this type of thing she said Both men will be required to serve at least a third of their sentences before being eligible for parole a Caldwell County official said Blanton said the crimes were considered aggravated assault because the victims were minors Both Anderson men had been working as missionaries in Mex leo before their arrests Officials from the local mission office said John Anderson was not affiliated with the organization World In digenous Mission was formed about eight years ago and has about 60 working in various parts of the world Aquifer development issue moving into Comal County Br SARAH OUK E Staff writer Two of Comal County’s representatives to the Edwards Underground Water District said Tuesday this county would logically be included in any restrictions on development over the aquifer s recharge zone While most regulation efforts are aimed at San Antonio even tually this county will face the same situation Before any regulations should be made though more information will be needed said local representative Craig Hollmig We need to have more information relative to the ef feet development will have on sensitive areas of the recharge zone ” he said “I think we need to identify sensitive areas like cracks and caves ’ over the recharge area, he said Maybe we need to identify them and have restrictions that would regulate development.” Hollmig said despite the studies conducted on the aquifer, no one can say exactly what the effects of development over the recharge area might be He said that while protection of the aquifer is vital to the local water supply the extent of necessary protection should be determined before development restrictions Kenneth Ikels, another Comal County representative to the aquifer district, said no definite decisions regarding development regulations were made during a Monday meeting in San Antonio The meeting followed weeks of debate between San Antonio groups trying to protect the aquifer, which is the city s only water supply, and developers wanting to build a major mall on the city’s north side Ikels said the meeting w as designed to allow experts to inform the city government on bow the aquifer vork jind that it is a limited w afer source Most of the meeting was dedicated to letting the ex pens bring the people up 'o date about a hat was happen mg he said Ikeis said regulations formulated to protect See AQUIFER Page 2A NBIS0 official gives reasons for tax hike By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels 1SD taxpayers are facing a tax increase because of major changes in local property valuations and a shift in state funding NBISD’s finance director Lonnie Curtis said Tuesday Changes in valuations and an elimination of equalua tion aide have shifted the funding burden from the state to the shoulders of local property owners. Curtis added Last year’s local tax burden was 45 7 percent of the school district’s budget compared to an estimated 50 75 percent for the coming year “A 5 percent shift u* a major change," Curtis told NBISD’s board of trustees Tuesday Following the finance director s explanation, the board unanimously although reluctantly approved an intent to raise school taxes by 7 975 percent per $100 valuation That increase comes in just under the 8 percent figure at which patrons ShNHSO, Raga JA ;