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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 220 707Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377800 5126259144 Thursday November 25 Cents One 16 Pages Hs never to late to get especially on getting help with preparing the forms for the Internal Revenue The American Association of Retired Persons will again offer its taxaide program in Tax counselors will be available to help the low in come individuals and handicapped persons prepare their 1987 income tax returns at no Fewer of the say AARP will be liable for income taxes because of the increase in deductions and exemptions but some may owe increased taxes The rules have been changed for this year The exemption has in creased from to the standard exemption has replaced the zerobracket deduc tions have been limited The old tax tables have been replaced by simplified tax rate schedules It is anticipated that many of the counselors who have worked with AARP in the past will again serve as volunteers An informal get together Is planned for past and potential counselors on Nov M from 3 to 5 Interested persons may contact Vale Kalmans at Frank Slrtightoff at Richard Free principal of Primary continues his winn ing ways by having lunch with students who have been commended for their good behavior that luncheon included Kimberly UHAlanis Crystal Josh Adrian Jessica Genaru Ortiz arid Christv Ball Others honored were Laura Kov anne Trevino Tiffan Charlie Brian Prinks ami Leonardo Hones Congratulations to these line youngsters An txcellenl evening of music will be on lap Nov 2J at Jackson Auditorium on the Texas Lutheran College campus PhilippptBiaiv com silser initial winner of the Seventh Clitmrn Piatx Coin will Ixthe featured artist at the p m concert ot Mid Texas Symphony Fran Anton Krager music director of Valley Symphony orchestra will tnguest conductor for the swond concert of the season I TALKED TO THE 60NbrO WAVE Comic strip character Snoops is having a hard time lately Snoopy has a skating accident while playing hockey and finds himself in a hospital awaiting arthruscopic surgery Hut it seems the comic strip which begins Nov 10 is im Haling life Creator Charles was hurt on the ice in a practice hockey game and had arthroscopic surgery in Septemlcr As long as we live so dost I think my characters should share in my laughs Schulz But will Snoopy go through with the or will he be saved by an unexpected twist of fate1 Sunny and mild weather is on tap for the next few days To days high will be about M with southeast winds near lo mph Tonight will be cloudy svith a low of about 44 warming to 75 for Fridays high Friday nights temperatures will drop lo about 58 Things will warm up a bit just in time for the weekend with highs Saturday and Sunday of about 78 and lows of near The Menu 16 Area resident under arrest in fatality By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A Canyon Lake after confess ing yesterday morning to being the driver involved in a fatal hitandrun accident that left one woman dead and another critically turned himself in this morning and was ar rested by New Braunfels Failure to stop and render aid charges were filed against Wesley Scott of HC Route Box He turned himself in around Judge Harold Krueger assessed bond at Other charges may be ac cording to Felix depen ding on what other factors or evidence may be uncovered in the next few Strickland appeared at police headquarters only hours after the suspect a 1978 Grand was pulled from a pond off Raush Lane in southern Comal and gave police a formal While police were able to quickly See Page 2 Workers smooth the gravel near the renovated pavilion in Landa Park Park work nears completion Officials probe poisoning of pets Work is neanng completion on a renovated picnic pasillion in Landa Park The XV to Ui yearold pavillion had gone without major rcnosation work until a capital improvements fee was tacked on to the the picnic charge last summer Parks Director David Whatley calls the capital improvement fee a way for visitors to pay for their own facilities Although the gemrated through the additional fee will cover only the structural Whatley said he hopes to purchase new picnic tables for the pavillion with donations The pavillion is being renovated to match the stone work surrounding Founders Oak in Landa Park Whatley said the wiring m the pavillion will be changed to bring it in compliance w ith city codes In addition to the picnic pavillion capital improvement fees are being used for other im provements in the park The fees generated from each activity are us ed only for improving facilities for that New ladders purchased with an ad ditional fee charged to swimmers will be installed in the Olympicsized Whatley said the ladders extend to the bottom of the pool and slope out from the sides of the pool so they are more easily reached than the short ladders now m The new ladders came as a response to suggestions from swim mers who said the short ladders are difficult for young or mobility im paired svrtmmers to Grand jury indicts Canyon Lake man in teenagers death By DAVID MAY Staff Writer County authorities are looking into complaints of several residents in The Oaks subdivision that their pets have died from antifreeze poisoning in recent months and even within the past couple of While County Attorney Bill Reimer said earlier this week that cruelty to animal allegations levied by several residents in the subdivision are under Animal Control Officer Olen Elliott said he is unsure charges can be filed for such incidents occurr ing on private Betty Moore claims a neighbor has been lacing meats and other foods with antifreeze and leaving them out in the yard for animals to She has lost a dog and several cats and said several other residents have lost pets in similar Jeff of the Canyon Animal said he has seen three dogs and two cats within the past cou ple of weeks who have died as a result of antifreeze He has sent tissue and urine samples of the as well as scraps of See Page 1 By DAVID MAY Slatf Writer A Comal Counts grand urs Wednesday indicted a 28yearold Startmlle man charged in the brutal stabbing death last ear of Saltier teen Robert Clifton Mays remains in Comal County jail in lieu of a txmd currently on parole was arrested Ovt HI following a Crime Stoppers tip that led to a cooperative investigation involving local slate and federal law enforcement agen cies In all the grand jury handed out felony indictments on 14 counts in solving M individuals One case presented was nohilled by the jurist Mays will now answer to charges of first degree murder in the mulli stabbmg death last September of Smithson Valley student Tanaya Ot M Her body was found by her mother outside their trailer home in Places and Spaces Mobile Home Park off FM267H 1 guess you could say 1 am reliev ed to have an indictment in what 1 consider to be a very brutal said District Attorney William Schroeder We svanl to ex pedite this castso we can get it to court as soon as possible for a trial as has others close to the have declined to discuss possible motives m the SeeGRAND Page 2 City wantsendtovandalism The New Braunfels Police Department and City Council member Ramon Chapajr plan to put an end to a rash of vandalism which has left the international symbol of anarchism on buildings throughout the Mario NBPD in said he plans to arrest some juveniles next week suspected of painting the symbols on buildings in the downtown in the West End and on the citys east side During the last fesv en circled As have been spray painted on the sides of buildings throughout including the New Braunfels Utilities the Comal County Cour thouse and the probation officers Guerrero said the svmbol also has appeared on businesses in the west and east side of the ci What it represents is anar said Felix Its like a slap in the face to the com he adding that the vandalism differs from the tradi tional high school senior markings because it advocates He added that the vandals likely are local teenagers who dont have anything to Guerrero said a group of about six or seven teens seems to be in volved in the His in formation is based on one witnesss The investigator said he thinks at least some of the teenagers probably believe in he simp ly go along with the group because their friends I dont think half these kids know what that he The investigator said the anar chy symbol is popular among a group of high school students who wear the symbol on their Youth charged with auto burglary Commission wants districts A U year old male runasvas was arrested Monday afternoon by sheriffs authorities ami charged with auto thtft and two burglaries and sent to a San Marcos detention center to await court procudings According to Sheriffs Investigator Danny the who lives in Comal County but ran away Sun day and stole a pickup faces similar charges in Live Oak County where his family is originally from The youth was seen walking Mon day afternoon along River Road by a cituen who phoned the sheriffs of fice The youth is charged with the burglars Sunday of Reata Rodeo Arena on FM U5y as well as a burglars of a habitation The truck he is accused of stealing was found abandoned in Little Ponderosa sub division County Attorney Bill Reimer is working with Live Oak County authorities to see if all the charges pending against him can be brought here and said Ybarra this morning A detention hearing was heard yesterday in district court here and the youth svas transferred to San Marcos where he is being held pen ding court Guenther withdraws from sheriffs race Donald Cobb who in September announced his intentions to campaign for sheriff of ComaJ today said he had recon sidered and decided to rescind his campaign said he had talked with supporters because he had been away from law enforcement for 14 years and needed recertification as a law enforcement decided not to seek office He has left open plans to possibly campaign in 1992 Guenther is longtime Comal Coun ty resident and former patrolman with the New Braunfels police department and planned to run on the Democratic His withdrawl from the race leaves at present only two contenders to suc ceed retiring Sheriff Walter Jack Bremer and Ed both Filings for the various public of fices to be decided in next years general elections begins 3 at the county courthouse By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Historic districts in New Braunfels could save some of the citys oldest neighborhoods as well as preserve the turnofthe century architecture of members of the citys historic landmark commission said Although historic districts in the ci ty could protect historic neighborhoods by encouraging renovation and regulating changes to existing commission member Iris Schumann said she thinks political opposition could be a major There are folks out here and who have an interest in this historical Schumann adding that most people in the city are not aware of the benefits of creating historic She said that a number of local including business would likely be opposed to historic districts because they do not unders tand their The local historic commission met Wednesday with representatives from the Monte Vista Historical Association in San Antonio to leam how that association The San Antonio association began as a neighborhood association about 12 years The primary function of the organization is to preserve the historic architecture of the homes in the representatives the group provides a means for members in the city neighborhood to get to know each they The purpose ol creating the organization was to save the As we studied we realized that the on means to do that was through a designating an historic said Emily a longtime member of the Monte Vista As an historic district designated by the city of San residents of the Monte Vista neighborhood con sisting of about 50 blocks must adhere to a different set of rules as far as changing the exterior of their Thuss The Monte Vista Historical Association has no legal but does make recommendation to the San Antonio Historic Review Board when property owners propose changes to buildings within the The association and the review board have been through political struggles on numerous occa Thuss A dispute with Trinity Baptist Church was probably the most wellknown she The church did not want to com ply with district Local commission members agreed that some of the historic streets in New Braunfels could benefit from an historic district designation similar to the Monte Vista Mill Comal Street and the downtown area of San Antonio Street are losing their historic significance as the buildings are they Those areas contain some homes built more than 100 years ago yet there are no means of requiring historic Schumann said the neighborhood association concept is a good Such an organization would give neighbors a way of banding together to improve their neighborhood by preserving the historic value of the she Schumann add the commission does not have the power to begin such an Members of a neighborhood would have better chances of getting an association started if they worked from she Perhaps we would be advised to pick out a street and because of the common denominator among the people on that the thing could grow from 1 think its one of those things that somebody who wants it will have to take it on as their project for the next 15 Schumann adding that historic preservation could be more suc cessful growing from within a there are no historic districts in New Unless a building is designated the owner can change the appearance in any way as long as the building re mains in compliance with city building The idea of designating downtown as an historic area with different signs regulations was shot down when discussed among members of the New Braunfels City Council in re cent Local business persons said the designation would unfairly restrict Persons involved in the current downtown revitalisaUon in cluding city council member Jim nave said they feel the historic integrity ol the area is significant and should be preserved or restored when necessary
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