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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 2, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Rainfall Page 2 dont take New Braunfels New Texas One 12 Pages m Zt i til no 107 Tuesday June 1987 25 Cents Stammtisch Because of the Boy Scout Troop 747 had to cancel the first an nual rummage sale and reschedule it for June 5 and The Scouts had such a great they have had to schedule the sale on two days at 480 Santa Proceeds from the sale will help send the boys to scout summer camp and purchase needed equip Scouts will continue to accept donations this Call Ryden at 6250335 or Hanz at 6252936 to have donations picked Members of the Cops and Robbers Benefit Softball Tournament the second annual have finally decid ed to wait until the monsoon season is over to reschedule their The tournament has been postponed twice already because of the rain and is now set for Says Department of Public Safety Trooper Jim Shea The members of the Cops and Robbers Benefit Softball Tournament would like to thank all the people for their sup and a big thanks to the local businesses who donated large and As you we had our benefit rained not once but the officers and volunteers of the Cops and Robbers think the Emergency Childrens Shelter is of such a necessity for the we will once again try to have the tour nament at the end of the All Blue and White tickets will be so hang on to those A special thanks to HeraldZeitung and KGNB for your recognition of our They are going to do it but they still need your New Braunfels Jaycees are raising money for a Fourth of July fireworks show in Landa Park because funding from the city has dried According to funddrive chairman Tom Corbin New Braunfels will have a Fourth of July fireworks celebration for We have made arrangements with a new fireworks company that will do a minimum show for most of the will go for insurance and We still need the citizens of New Braunfels and comal County to support our fund if we can receive any more money over it will be spent on improving the show and New Braunfels will have the Fourth of Juy celebration it Once we will have a fireworks but the size of the show depends on the people of our Thanks for the tremendous sup port from the Herald and the 62 per sons and companies that have already contributed to the Save the Fireworkds fund New Braunfels Noon Lions Club last month adopted a resolution in support of the New Braunfels Police Departments Crime Control The resolution calls for the citizens of this community to seek out ways to promote and assist in prevention of all Says the in a local crime control plan has been introduced by the Chief of Police which will create a safe city commission by uniting in dividual citizens from the Ministerial the Medical governmental and civic organisations in concentrated ef fert to curtail the mission of the safe city commission is to provide i safer city by identifying specific criminal activity and seek viable solutions city wide goals and pjipgrajns to reduce crMe in thf New Bjrawnfels Njaon to support such a SA attorney claims no knowledge about illegal subdivisions waterfilled Hill Country clouds are continuing to greet area residents as flash flood warnings remain in effect prompting law enforcement officials to erect barricades are various lowlying Photo by Leslie Spring rains breaking records Mays rainfall in Comal County didnt set any records for the wettest on but then again it sure didnt set any records for the driest v f According to meteorological gathering sources in New Mays rainfall amount here totaled More than two inches fell on both May 16 and May The record rainfall in May is more than 15 inches and that fell New Braunfels Utilities engineer Bill said he didnt think last Mays rainfall amount of inches would be broken so But here we he adding that June appears to taking up where May left Showers today falling on already saturated soils forced the closings this morning of several streets in lowlying areas including Live Oak and Wald The forecast for the New Braunfels area was call ing for a betterthaneven chance of showers to continue this afternoon and See Page 2 ByJIMWEBRE Staff Writer San Antonio attorney Pat Maloney says he had no idea a man to whom he loaned money used the funds to develop an illegal subdivi sion in Comal A story in Sundays HeraldZeitung quoted a resident of Lazy Diamond Ranchettes subdivision as saying Texas Attorney Generals office told him a judgment against Maloney might be but such a judge ment would do nothing about road repairs he and other residents say they were promised by developer Jim Maloney says his relationship with Ashley began several years ago when he represented Ashley in a civil suit that resulted in the first million damage award in San Antonio litiga tion Maloney said he loaned money to money he says was used in the development of the subdivision county officials say was created without adherence to existing county subdivision County Attorney Bill Reimer now is rehashing complaints against several developers of such subdivi some of Reimer are not actionable because of grandfathering He says he will not prosecute some others because those developers have acted in good faith or out of sim ple ignorance of the Reimer equated his feelings on some illegal subdivisions as a ques tion of whether it is morally right to go after them since they thought they had complied based on contact with county officials who no longer hold Creation of a subdivision without proper plat filings and legal descrip tions in some cases has left people holding deeds to property that cannot be sold or have meant the purchasers of such property have no legal deed at Among subdivisions con sidered illegal according to county provisions are Lazy Diamond Ran Ashley Guadalupe Tom Creek Bulverde Buckhorn Devils Backbone and Parkland Charles Bernier and Margaret Maynard say they were promised road improvements by im provements that were never for They say the property was presented to them as legally sub divided Maynard bought her property in 1978 and when she moved there in 1984 no road improvement was Im looking into the road situa I want those people to have roads if they are supposed Maloney adding Ashleys enter prises to date have cost him more than For Comal Countys road depart ment to be able to repair such rural subdivision roads are required to be built according to county stan dards pertaining to surface dranage amenities and other design County Engineer Mac McCoy said It developers or residents will bring such subdivision trails and roads up to the county will main tain Ashley has gone bankrupt and See Page 3 Agexemption denia leads to CAD lawsuit Denial by Comal County Central Appraisal District and its Appraisal Review Board to give an agricultural exemption to slightly more than 89 acres of undeveloped land in southern Comal County has spurred a lawsuit in state district court Southwestern Realty Management and Government Employees Credit both officed in San filed the suit May 28 against the ap praisal district and its review board seeking a court ruling on the exemp tion The suit asks that the court rule favorably on the fix and determine its appraised value and seeks court attorney the removal or reduction of tax liens placed on the property and what the petition calls equitable The suit has been filed based on taxes owed for the 1986 calendar The acres in ap praised by the district at are near Interstate 35 and Solms Road close to the Snake The acreage qualifies as Qualified Open Land Space as determined by the appraisal We denied them an agricultural exemption last said Chief Ap praiser Richard You will probably begin to see a lot of these because we have denied about eight or nine of these type of Rhodes said the property in question is We denied them agricultural exemption an last You will probably begin to see a lot of these because we have denied about eight or nine of these type of re CAD Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes According to who said tax liens have been placed on the proper Southwestern Realty Manage ment originally owned the property but had it foreclosed on by He said the former owners claimed the land was used to cut and bail hay but they were unable to produce proof of their The suit seeks a revised apparaisal under Chapter 23 Subsection D of the tax code and the Districts and ARBs value exceeds the properties lawful appraised value by an unconscionable amount and is therefore excessive and Also claimed in the petition is that the plaintiffs exhausted all administrative remedies and have met all jurisdictional prerequisites to this Murder indictment quashed because of mistake in name By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A Canyon Lake woman accus ed of shooting her boyfriend dur ing a 1985 domestic argument will have to be reindicted later this The original indict ment was quashed in district court Judge Robert Pfueffer had little choice in granting the mo tion to quash the indictment of Jannione Childre Rust because it gave the victims name incor The motion was made by defense attorney Ronald Zipp and was heard in the 207th State District The case had been before the court to begin selection of a is charged with se cond degree murder in the shooting death of George Gaylord Gray was shot once in the abdomen by a caliber snub nose revolver at a Canyon Lake The rendered in October that lists the vic tim as Gary District Attorney assistant Nancy Filkens said today a re indictment will be sought when the grand jury convenes June who had a high blood alcohol level at the time of his death according to an autopsy report by Travis County medical was shot in the lower He was dead at the Rust was treated at the scene of the shooting by EMS personnel for what one of the investigating officers blue marks and bruises all over her A previous request to reduce the charge to voluntary manslaughter and waive a jury trial was rejected last year by District Attorney William The who was arrested the day following the remains free on a Blanco mans death ruled drowning A Blanco man drowned in the Guadalupe River Satur day just south of Spring Branch after his pickup truck left a rolled down an embankment and ejected him into the Joseph Earl a United Slates Navy was pronounced dead shortly after 11 by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Smith after the accident had been discovered by a Comal County Sheriffs Smith requested an autopsy by Travis County medical who have ruled the death a According to the report of a Texas Department of Public Safety Johnsons 1978 Ford truck was northbound on 281 about miles south of Spring Bramnch when it struck a guardrail over the Uuadalupe became airborne and hit the right side of the grassy river The truck then rolled into the ejecting Johnson in the The truck landed upright in the The exact time of the accident is but it is believed to have occurred between and the times in which the man was last The DPS report stated that it may have been raining at the time of the accident and said the man may have fallen asleep at the wheel or was possibly under the influenece of Board to review proposed budget New ISOs get a todjy ai a draft of the school districts budget fpr But fjnmce director said thai budget is far from New Braunfels ISO Ive gpJt 00 first the bwtoeg wajot lw gp 104 to go Lon creases aM Wring new teachers to meet stale mandates laid down by sgi at i JPI represent pjjrcmt in mm M M7 Wgfi The oj Cwlis wift g9 tor teacher sMajy m n set a tggcbjr rsMa fjr lojf kMergar tea teachers and a new second grade teacher wUl be hired for tfee coining year ig help the district stay within state Curtis Tuesdays meeting is a study ses jajajuing the board will not action on The meeting at The Education at 430 MW Budget review the only item to be con Autopsy ordered on body found in Guadalupe River An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death of a 25yearold woman pulled from the Guadalupe River Monday womans identity has been confiremd as Sherri her address was not included in the Comal County Sheriffs press release of the Sheriffs investigator Detective Danny Koepp was nojt available for fur ther details this Authorities recovered the womans body at the fourth river crossing m River Bond at imately 8 She was profflp4jnp ed dead at McKenas MfinnpiM Hospital shortly Mterwird Jpy tors ml Precinct Justice of Peace Hifpjg Kruegej hp coujity m torro the wtom m the wmm   

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