New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 11, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 11, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels vol 134 No 219 707 Landa St New Braunfels Texas 78130 (LISPS 377 800) 5'2-625 9144 Wednesday November 11 1987 ?5 Cents Two Sections 24 Pages-STammTtech This is th** last aeek for viewing the latest New Braunfels Children s Museum exhibit The museum is planning a special acitivity for youngsters Saturday a hands on printing of T shirts Th** personalizing of the T shirts with handprints is a good way to spend the day with a child The I shirts will he available at the museum in The Courtyard shopping I enter The museum is open (re** of charge from Ho 5 p rn through Fri day and from to a rn lo 4 p in saturday Want to work your way into so rn cone > heart I r> a Rag Heart Hug shariene Johnson will tea*h a class in making the rug from strips of cotton on Nev IT lits I and s from f to 8 0 p rn and on Nos 14 anti 21 from * to ll a* a m ITk* clavs is offered through Com munitv education anti the fee will tie 122 pius -'Upptw-s » all Hie t mil rn unity Fdo* anon office at SJO SJL*.* to register I "he I any on Parent Network reminds parents that registration for suj>er saturday for %oungsters will tie each mtirning next week tiefore sc hool flours at t any un Mid die s, hoot The event wi,i ;» Nov at t any (Mn Middle shn. There is a IT fee per child and students must pre register to par tit (pate In addition to the activities* ed for the students a >**NN»<«fl Just for Parrots is ais** scheduled lo find out more a flout si^er saturda\ contact Is nnu w **Nn*** at 62& or Connie I antu at fc.5» 14 Barron Nchiatneus will tell taie> of t any on I-ake during the meeting Saturday morning of the t erdtnand Un lhettm r • diopter of I laughters O' the Rt*put»lk of Texas The group will meet at » SD a rn at the Forte 'store in Cottiers at ton (Mara VV omen «* ft*1 are des* rndants of a mend-* t of the Republic id Texas and who are interested in joining the grout* nay cai! Joyce Moon at . t > or Marie »merman at 629 tea* 'or more tfMofTVUd ton Rrftears.ds are user ahfl the* voices are in fine tune for the ( urn n.units Chorale con* eft 'sumlay a! p m at t it st I mted Mrihndtst < "hurch Members gulf ante** there is something fur everyone in I fir pm gram Ti** lively entertainment wu, im ll*!** Broadway show tunes as well as sacred and pa t r lot ic song* If sou km t have tic kris for the musical event you c an still pur Chese them at thr Va>r Tickets ate IJ *' i ach with a s|ie* tai prv e of $1 a) fof senior citterns and students sti« k up un the tut-wood be* ausr IIM* cold weather is go mg to stay around for a tew davs Tonight wilt ta* cl* ar and cold with a low of rirur 2 and light winds There is a freeze warning in epee I for neighbor mg Guadalupe County Thurs day will tm partly cloud \ with a high near TU dropping to Jto dur mg the evening The cold snap will tie followed hy a slow war ming trend through Sunday with a highs of atiout TU and lows in Hie ms and 4os Hie highs after sunday should he back to the I*' degree range The Menu CLASSI! lf D    8    118 COMICS    48 CROSSWORD    3A OI AR ABBY    88 I DUC AI ION    12A [NURI AINMt NI    SB H0R0SC0PI    48 RALEIDOSCOPl    I    SB OP IN IONS    4A SPORTS    9    UA II LEVIS ION LOC    48 WEATHER ........... 2k a lent Aas pu ed *rorn a pond tnis morning Diver Robert Ranchman -u Ad "c m the pond Investigator Mario Guerrero checks tor c ues Police recover car,expect arrest Br DAVID MAV IU'' Ar .tee New Bt aunlr.s police a titre recovering this morning the tar brl weed used Ut a fatal traffic a* Ten? earlier this week flop*- ti* have an arrest a** early as today Invest gator* Tuesdav evening were directed to a pond located off Kaush l-»ne behind the snake Farm in youthen. ( onial County There* a IV?* tumt orange two door ii rand Prix with wuxlslueld hood and front end damage was pulled 'rom the hills water around ¥ ti a m today lie- car s tex* r iption matched perfectly with information gathered by investigators in the 48 hours follow mg sunday evening s accident that *ef» V*ar*x Blanco JU *k*ad and her laughter HI fie Ma rex 15 critically injured Both were from san Antonio We are not guaranteeing an ar red and we don I know whet ll will he hut we hope it will tie Noon said Lt helix Roque of the Ne* Braunfe > Polk e Ikrvtftmo I We*! it right .wide*! Ko que concerning the suspect vehicle We guevse*1 it would t»* Us ai found in the sol ms area and we guess*-d the vear make and color The a* * klent sunday occurred ap proximately a mile from where the car was re* overed Both women atter having car trouble were walk mg toward town on the Interstate ti access road when they were drnck No skid markN were fi»und and rn driver fled immediately Iibviously we still have some work to do said Roque We si til have to establish who was actually driv mg the vehicle Roque praised the work of depart merit investigators and patrolmen as well as local media which he claimed was instrumental in the quick recovery of the vehicle The partially submerged vehicle was discovered Tuesday evening by a nearby resident who notified the daughter of the* pn»perty owner I pun notification to authorities Hie area was checked and police chose to wait until this morning to extract the car According to one man who works it the snake Farm and who frequent Iv walks an>und the pond thecarwas not there Monday afternoon Ap parentis no one saw the car driven to the pond sedge and dumped Investigator Marie Guerrero theorized the car was dumped See CAR Page .A Crowds, receipts increase B 4 SARAH DUKE Staff Wr»»er While 'he dust is busy nettling and local merchants are counting their monev Wursts st directors already are thinking alout next year s festiv al This year s attendance at the 10-da\ celebration that ended Sunday wan almost 130 OOO people up about 3 percent from last year s attendance At least $5 million to I* million was pumped into the local economy by visitors to the citx and some $1 million was grossed on the Wurstfest grounds A large portion of the money generated on the festival grounds was raised by non-profit community organizations Suzanne Herbelin Wurstfest ad rmmstrator and her staff are busy with the paperwork that follows a major festival including preparing pay roll checkN for about t4o persons It takes several days to add everything up Now it's pretty quiet around her** The last few weeks before Wurstfest were crazv she »aid adding that the week of tin* festival was a relatively calm one at the Wurstfest offices except for the last minute details and minor crises Tom Purdum executive director of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, said businesses were busy all over town and hotel and motels were just about full during the two weekends of the festival Wurstfest has been through some high times and some not-so good times during its history, but now it is striving to maintain the imago of a famiiv event We shoot for the family crowd A number of years ago wtien we nazi our large uncontrolled crowds was even fiefore we started charging ad mission to the grounds In fact charging admission was sort of a crowd control, Herbelin said Rowdy crowds weren t a problem at this year's festival City Councilman Doug Miller a member of the Wursttest Assoc lo lion was responsible for security at See WURSTFEST Page2A Mullins announces intention Reinter decides to seek election as sheriff Bi DAVID MAV Pill Ar ilfr I‘rom I vt- of .in active visible sheriff atm will atta« k lo* a1 'frug and crim** problem* accompanied former sheriff s leputy Rd Mullins announcement In a-ek that positKm in I PW Hr* t ions Thr vear old Krpubli* an hopeful joins Jai I Bremer atso a liepubli* an ami Donald Cobb Guen thrr as those who have made public their campaign intentions In my IO years as a deputy sheriff many *>f you have express***! to me that you (eel ina.iequalely pro tee ted Mullins told more than ai supporters and fnenos Tuesday aftern*M>n at start; Community I enter in Startzville It would ta* my intent to as sheriff of Comal County to make the offue an el ft* lent well run law rotor* etnent organization My numtier one priority will be to serve the * aunty in all asp*** ts of law eof of i etnent I plan on tieing a work .ng sheriff and one a raj is visible to I fir whole * ounty Mullins and his wife Dorothy have lived in Comal County Jo years He is a native of Sat. Antonio They have three children and four grand children He tiegan his law enforcement earner rn 1*0 when he tie* ame a reserve peace offu er In 11(77 he com pleted the Law Enforcement A* ade my al san Antonio College and served as a full time sheriff beginn mg that year He also attended juvenile taw crime scene search ad valued t*urglary atul two I* ederul Bureau of Investigation courses while attending s Ai He was fired in August by sheriff Walter Tellers for what the sheriff said was internal problems among leputies under Mullins a shift super visor Mullins claims his firing was politically motivated since the sheriff who then had not announced his intentions but since decided to retire after more than 15 years as sheriff was aware of Mullins plans to seek office Mullins took the opportunity Tues day to blast the sheriff (or not allow mg more potential officers to turther their law enforcement educations and for not following up on complaints of improprieties by deputies He said Uh* sheriff did have good capable personnel working under him and that lie would nut propose any major shakeups within the department lf elected but would We MULLINS Page ?A to step down as county attorney Advisory board looking for solution ft, OA VI D MAV Stat! Artier Law enforcement in tom a1 County will have a different took in liRfc* There will be a new sheriff for the first time in more than a quatter of a century and. for the first time in nearly a decade, there will be a new county pro seeutor County Attorney Bill Kenner is announcing this week he will not seek reelection in IKKH Renner is nearing Uh* end of his second term as county attorney and served as assistant prosecutor for more than two years ll** said he chose to make his decision public now in order to give I he county its citizens and potential candidates ample op port unity to decide an*! get the best candidate elected See RE IMER Page 7A Bdl Reifier B i SAMAN DUK fc Mao Arder Uh* New Braunfels Rivers Ad visory Board plans to do something about Uh* nu reusing problem of litter in local rivers Tin* l**ard Tuesday considered using a ranger to enforce city regulations on Uh* Comal River next summer Uh* suggest urn came from David Whatley dire* tor of the New Braunlels Carks ami Recreation Department who said only existing city <k>llars could tie used for such an employee "We have a park ranger He snot ll certified law enforcement agent and I don t want to turn him into a policeman That's not his job Hut, I was thinking why iRit make him a lit ter ranger Whatley told members of Uh* board in their first meeting since August Whatley said the litter ranger could operate similar to a litter ranger who patrols san Antonio streets The local ranger would re main on Uh* river and would inform ptxiple that glass is prohibited arui stop people from litter mg Board members agreed that something needs to in* dom* to decrease th** amount of litter going into Uh* river ami the increasing numbei of glass bottles that a* company tubers down Uh* river A cl ty ordinance prohibits glass bottles on Uh* river yet Whatley said bottles were more numerous on Uh* river this past season because of the iii creasing p*ipuianty of wine coolers Board member Wayne Rousseau said the problem boils down to Uh* fact that city ordinances need lo tie enforced The board members agreed that Uh* presence of someone with a degree of authority on Uh* river would deter some littering ami might reduce other problems on Uh* river “ll seems to uh* thai someone has to take the authority am! the parks department us the logical department to do it I know Uh* river belongs to the state but they re abv lously not go mg to d*> anything about it.' said Dale Kaben board member Kaben added that the blame for littering aru! creating disturbames on the river doesn t all fall on out-of-town tourists He said a number of local residents make a habit of tons mg garbage into the river whether from their homes or while they float town the river Molly Martin board chairman suggested that the city could paint signs stating simple rules to be followed while on the riser The signs which could be posted at local tulle rental tmsinesses would have an an of authority tie* they could have the city seal and repeti Bon breeds familiarity ’ she said The rivers advisory board took no action Tuesdav Public hearing to focus on West End drainage City Council member Ramon Chapa Jr is urging West F.nd residents to attend a public hearing to he held at 7:30 p rn Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church The hearing will focus on a propos ed drainage improvement project for Bergteld ami West Knd avenues The project approved by the New Braunfels City Council last week in dudes installation of new sewer ser vices ami improvements to the ex isling system The project also in eludes reconstruction of roadway surfaces and construction of concrete curbs ami gutters Thursday’s hearing is the first of two required before the city may ap ply for a $3oo ooh community development block gram lot tile work The second hearing will be Nov lyat 7:tu pm at th* Holy Fann ly Catholic Church The grant application will tie sub nulled to the Texas Department of Commerce in lh*.ember and city staff will be notified during the following months as to whether the gi ant will tie given to New Braunfels This city is in competition with com mumties throughout south central Texas for the funds A committee from the Alamo Area Council of Government along with Hie coin Set HEARING Rage TA ;