New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 21, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 21, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas DickMotta leaves Mavericks, Page 12\ Scrapbook, Page 8 New Braunfels VIV <ijJslsids New Braunfels, Texas Thursday May JI, IST 25 Cents One Section, 20 Pages Vol. 134, NO. 99Stammtisch The Randolph Metrocom Chamber of Commerce is trying to organize a speakers’ bureau If your club or organization has someone who you feel would be an excellent resource, please contact the chamber at 658-6281 Canyon High School Stage Band will perform the second Concert in the Park in banda Park at 7 p rn Thursday The summer series features fine performances by area musicians and bands Admission is free of course, although the CHS band is worth money to see New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the event The band is under the direction of Dennis Koehler Bring your lawn chairs and blankets New Braunfels Police Department cautions area residents that a scam is happening across our fair region Apparently, unscrupulous folks are posing as legitimate businessmen and arranging to sell at ridiculously low prices such electronic devices as video recorders televisions, etc lf you go for it the scallywags ar range a meeting and show up without the goods They ask you for money and if you give it to them you never see them again NBPD advises citizens to use discretion when buying anything under similar circumstances and be sure to inspect merchandise before paying for it If anyone attempts to perpetrate such a deal with you. contact the police at 620-TIPS or 625 7181 Teen Connection, the foster home and alternative school at 1414 W San Antonio today is opening its brand spanking new Thrift Shop at the corner of West San Antonio and Mesquite streets The old thrift shop as you know if you are a bargain hunter, was operated out of an old woodworking shop and storage area behind the TC Money raised from sales there along with a grant from the Meadows Foundation, helped Teen Connection build this new store which will be a major fund-raiser for Teen Connection with all the state and federal funding cutbacks The old thrift shop will still be open for those wanting extra bargains ” TC people say Oh yeah with this new store are longer hours i Monday through Saturday rather than Friday and Saturday only! and TC is looking for volunteers to staff the store Call 629-6571 if you want to volunteer The Her a I cl/letting, along with sister paper, the Seguin Gazette Enterprise and television stations KS AT, KMOL. and KENS, received 1987 Media Awards from the Mental Health Association “in recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Mental Health Association and on behalf of Mental Health.’ Mental health officials indicated the Herald-Zeitung's award w as based on eoverge of child abuse issues in Comal County The insidious crimes of child abuse and neglect are something we should ail be concerned about and the Comal County Child Welfare Board, along with the Comal County Child Advocacy Board, Texas Department of Human Services child protective services division, and a host of other individuals are striving to eliminate this heinous plague on our society and are working to develop a local Emergency Children’s Shelter as a step toward that goal Has it been 40 days yet'' A flash flood warning is in effect through this afternoon, with a 60 percent chance of more rains today with heavy rains and flooding possible High will be in the upper 80s, with southeast winds IO to 15 mph. There s a 30 percent chance of rain tonight with a low near 70 and winds from the southeast The Menu CLASSIFIED.........IS-lt COMICS.................14 CROSSWORD...........20 DEAR ASBY.............* KALEIDOSCOPE........f INSIGHT.................S SPORTS..............12-13Two injured in accident Two New Braunfels men were injured in a two-vehicle accident about 5:30 pm Wednesday in the {OOO block of Interstate 35 West The accident occurred when a Chevrolet C’amaro collided with a passing pickup in the northbound lanes of the highway Witnesses said that the truck hit the front right side of the car causing the driver of the truck to lose control The car was able to move off the road into the median between the interstate and the northbound access road while the truck rolled from the northbound lane across the median and then across southbound lanes settling next to the frontage road Neither the driver of the car, Miguel Perez, nor the passenger, Ruben Valadez suffered injuries The driver and passenger of the pickup truck Kelly Prade and Joe McGlothlin. both were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries Prade was treated and released Wednesday evening, while McGlothlin was admitted for overnight observation and released Thursday morning Two New Braunfels men were injured when trois truck rolled over on Interstate 35    st Wednes day after colliding with a car about 5.30 pm. (Photo by Deryl Clark Long bus ride prompts deannexation requests By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The prospect of their children having lo ride a school bus for more than two hours has prompted a group of Comal ISO parents to request their subdivision be deannexed from the school district “We want out children to attend the closest school,’’ said barry Sommerfield explaining the attempt to have the subdivision included in the new Wimberley ISO Sommerfield’s young son will be among the students making the long trip from the Spring Hollow subdivision n Hays County to Mountain Valley School next fall if the (^annexation is not approved Currently, students in the subdivision leave their homes as ear iy as 6 20 a rn to catch a bus for school, he said Smithson Valley is 30 miles away while Wimberley schools are eight miles away High school students involved in athletic events frequently don’t return home until after 7 pm, Sommerfield said The parent said his son will start to kindergarten nxt fall and "We feel that the children could put their time to more productive uses such as studying rather than riding back and forth." Larry Sommerfield Spring Hollow Subdivision unless changes are made the child will have to leave for school before Sommerfield leaves for work in the morning. That’s hard to swallow the thought of him leaving to catch a bus before I go to work We’re just trying to work within the system to do what s best for the children ’’ the man told CISD trustees Monday He added that the longer students are on buses the greater the opportunity for them to he involved in accidents “We feel that the children could put their time to more productive uses such as studying rather than riding hack and forth We hope you will not look at the request See LONG RI OE. Page 2 N BISD gets biggest franchise tax check New Braunfels ISO received the largest bauk franchise tax allocation of the four local taxing entities with a check issued early this month from the state comptroller s office The local school district’s payment totaled $55,162 62, up slightly more than 1. percent from the same period last year May payments from the bank tax were the first in 1987 Comal County received $23,229 47, up 8 75 percent, City of New Braunfels received $16 228 84. up 25 percent; while Comal 1SD was sent $7 538 82, up 14 percent over last year's first payment State Comptroller Bob Bullock Tuesday said checks totaling $55 5 million were sent to the 2,609 taxing jurisdictions statewide The Legislature in 1984 brought Rainfall totals As of ll a.m. Thursday Location....................... Royal Forest (eastcounty).................. Canyon Lake Forest (south side)............. Stonehouse Realty (Potters Creek Rd.)....... ........0.75 New Braunfels Herald (Landa Street)........ ........0.60 Canyon Lake gets hail and high winds The Canyon Lake area which was not included in ne Tuesday night thunderstorm and lighting show that struck C omal and Guadalupe eoun lies last night was bombarded with hail and high winds in a storm that lasted approximately 30 minutes Canyon Lake Forest rain watcher Fran Belder who lives on the south side of the lake, said her area received 0 8 inches of rain but did have high winds and some hail in the early evening Rich Linden of Stonehouse Realty at Potters Creek Road said his rain guage showed i inch of rain hut added that hK area received ’ a inches of hail It came in sheets “ he said of the hail some of which he has stored in his freezer I indell said the high winds and hail came through his area about 9pm A Pedernales Electric Cooperative spokesman said this morning there were some scattered individual power outages and power was out in See WINOS Page 2 Israelis adamant against terrorismNB Rotarians hear official encourage pre-emptive actions By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The consul general of Israel Wednesday blasted the typical approach to dealing with terrorism saying western governments should employ preemptive measures against organized terrorists instead of .vatting for the smoking gun ’ Yoram Fytan-Ettinger addressed the New Braunfels Rotary Clubs Wednesday saving the t S attack on Libya more than a year ago was the first serious effort to combat international terrorism demonstrated bv this country- in years The United States in my mind has shown the way in dealing with terrorism with the bombing of Libya he told a crowd at Eagles Hall Ettinger said since the U S attack on Libya terrorism has subsided and tourism has flourished (because the giant is not sleeping anymore ” hie Israeli official said the I S government can’t waif for the smoking gun*- hut should pursue known terrorists groups using military tactics Do we want to spend the rest ol the century chasing individual gunmen or do want to st»»o errorism at the source’ " he asked We have to put an end to this chaos Following the noon program several Rotarians expressed their appreciation 'or Kttinger’s beliefs agreeing that the I nited states needs See ISRAELI Page! banks under the state tranchise tax for the first time and allocated money from the tax to cities, counties school districts and other local taxing units where the banks are located Banks are taxed at the same rate as other Texas corporations Previously bank slocks were subject to local property taxes The Legislature exempted the stocks from property taxes substituting the bank franchise tax Collections are prorated among local taxing units based on their tax rates Filing extensions were granted to 112 banks Their estimated taxes due are $8 2 million Returns nom these banks are due June 15 The next bank franchise allocation will be in August Four members of the UT cycling team on an uphill course From left: Chris Coerver Steve Pittman Tad Gilbert. DuShun Phillips (Photo by Deryl Clark) Pedal pushers Cyclists cover hundreds of miles, rain or shine, to keep in competitive shape for intercollegiate races By TIM WAITS Staff Writer Everyone at some time has driven along tilt* highways and byways ut (tie country and had to swerve slightly for a group of cyclists on the shoulder One of those tearless cyclists training on the side ol the road may lie Tad Gilbert, a sophomore at the I mversity of Texas and 1985 graduate of New Braunfels High School Gilbert is a member ol the I mversity ol Texas cycling team and is in the midst ol some rigorous training with his teammates for next tail s competition \ jaunt to College Station or Houston (rom Austin s common tor Gilliert and other members ol the team The group often travels from Austin lo New Braunfels to the Gilbert home, where Tad s motlier Regina has a meal waiting for several hearty ap petites I try to put rn 4(io-mile weeks.’’ said the energetic Gilbert ol the training involved It takes about three or four hours of preparation and on the weekend atloid six or seven hours “ He said it takes about 250 miles per week lo be competitive Wednesday the group rode in the rain from Austin to New Braunfels Alter a relatively light day of SM CYCLISTS. 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