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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                PifliSA Weather New Texas November Water Watch Comal same Canyon Lake down 15 Canyon Lake up 10 Canyon Lake up Edwards up Corps of Engineers office at Canyon Dam is an official collection point for recyclable aluminum cans donated to help save the Battleship a veteran of two World Wars that is now rusting away in Take beverage cans to the corps office between 8 and Monday through For more call Texas Forecasts SOUTH TEXAS Fair to partly cloudy Partly cloudy and warm Widely scattered mainly afternoon thundershowers in the northwest Lows tonight from the 40s north to the 50s Highs Saturday mostly in the NORTH TEXAS Increasing clouds tonight with lows mainly in the Mostly cloudy Saturday with widely scattered showers or thunderstorms developing over the west in the Highs WEST TEXAS Fair through but mostly sunny with isolated late afternoon showers Highs Saturday 60s mountains and Panhandle to mid 70s Lows tonight 30s most areas to mid 40s valleys of Extended Forecasts Sunday through Tuesday SOUTH TEXAS Mostly cloudy Sunday with a chance of showers and thundershowers most sec A chance of showers and thundershowers east on otherwise decreasing clouds from the west and turning windy and cool on Highs from the 70s north to the 80s south Sunday and cooling to the 60s north to the 70s south Tues Lows from the 50s north to the 60s south cooling to the 40s north to the 50s south Mon day and NORTH TEXAS A chance of showers and thunderstorms Sun mostly in the central and east Cooler Monday and Lows in upper 40s to mid 50s Sunday cooling into the mid 30s to lower 40s by Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s Sunday cooling into the 50s by WEST TEXAS A chance of showers north Sunday and Mon day otherwise partly cloudy Sun day through Colder Monday and lows in upper 30s cooling to mid Highs in the mid 60s cooling to the lower South lows in the lower 40s cooling to near Highs in upper 60s cooling to the mid Permian Basin and Con cho lows in the mid to up per 40s cooling to the mid to upper Highs in mid 70s cooling to the upper Far lows middle 40s cooling to lower Highs in upper 60s cooling to the upper Big Bend lows 30s moun tains to 40s lowlands and highs 60s in the mountains to between mid dle 70s and middle 60s along the Texas Weather Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast across all of Texas Saturday as moisture and warmer air moves into the state from the Gulf of The warming trend began today with readings expected to climb into the upper 60s and 70s over the Temperatures will remain warm Saturday despite the showers and thunderstorms with readings expected to be in the 70s Lows tonight will be in the 40s except in extreme South Texas where readings will be in the Some readings may remain in the lower 60s along the coast and in the Lower Rio Grande Rain was falling just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico off central and southern sections of the Skies were mostly cloudy along the coastal plains and in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and some fog was reported at Del Rio at Some scattered showers are ex pected tonight in southern sec tions of the but most of the activity is expected to begin Early morning temperatures were mostly in the ranging from the 30s across West Texas to the upper 50s and lower 60s in South Temperatures in the higher elevations of Southwest Texas dipped into the lower Extremes ranged from 22 at Mar fa in the Davis Mountains to 64 at Corpus Other early morning temperatures around the state in cluded 39 at 35 at Wichita 37 at Fort 40 at 41 at 50 at San 44 at 62 at 32 at San 39 at 33 at Midland and 35 at El Critic says social studies textbook will make Texas laughingstock AUSTIN AP A conservative textbook critic predicts that Texas will become a laughingstock if it uses a new social studies textbook that describes Siberia as a land of op Textbook critic Mel Gabler of Longview told the State Board of Education Thursday that the sixth grade The World Past to promotes the frigid region of the Soviet Union as a desirable place to live but neglects to mention the prison camps for which Siberia is I afraid this would make Texas the laughingstock of the Drainage Gabler said at the boards annual textbook But board members disregarded the criticism and tentatively adopted the book along with million worth of other new textbooks to be us ed in Texas public schools over the next six Final action on the textbooks Is expected at the boards monthly meeting Although the publisher of the social studies Heath and did not respond to Gablers the Texas Council for Social Studies recommended it along with social studies books by four other publishing All five textbooks were tentatively approved by the state board for use by local school We believe that any of these series would make a fine basis for a social studies program in said Jan a Piano teacher and a representative of the We found these books to be objec tive with regard to political and religious The passages on Siberia in the Heath book stated Today Siberia is a land of Young Soviet workers go east much as any young Americans used to go west to make Continued from Page 1A provements throughout the west side of the Residents encouraged ci ty officials not to stop with a grant but to pursue any available funds to improve the area which floods during rains and which has poor Council member Ramon Chapa told the group that he plans to push for a bond issue to fund drainage and street improvements in the West End next year whether the grant is ap proved or The if will be supplemented by more than for the first phase of West End drainage The council member stressed that even if the grant project is com the bulk of drainage problems will remain in that portion of the City staff members have estimated that about million is needed make necessary improvements to the drainage Regardless of whether the grant is approved of were go ing to have to set up some bond Chapa We would have to devise other projects than just the West End because then a lot of people from the rest of the town might not go vote for we would have to come up with something that would benefit people all over Council members James Good bread and Doug Miller also attended the Goodbread called the proposed grant project a stepping Obituaries Police Report A motel in the 200 block of 81 East reported Thursday morning theft of service after a room and food bill was walked by a A pharmacy Wednesday in the 500 block of North Union Street reported a forgery in the amount A 15year old male juvenile was arrested by police Thursday evening at a grocery store in the 600 block of South Walnut on a charge of shoplif ting two packs of Burglary overnight Wednesday of a service station in the 900 block of Interstate 35 West resulted in the theft of alcoholic beverages and cigarettes valued at Criminal mischief to a fence was reported Thursday morning at a business in the 400 block of West San Antonio Damage as a result was estimated at A San Antoniobased bakery complained of a miscellaneous theft of goods Tuesday from a Loca tion where the theft occurred is Theft earlier this week of a 10 speed bike from a residence in the 600 block of Summerwood was reported to police A restaurant in the 100 block of I 35 West Thursday reported a forgery and in a separate case complained of a deceptive business Police investigated a report Thursday by a 22yearold female that she had been assaulted 31 at can a residence in the 200 block of Kl Burglary of a sales office on 81 within the past two months resulted in the theft of appliances valued at A resident in the 200 block of Melody Lane reported theft of a lawn taken overnight Police Thursday evening ar rested Thomas of 272 Pennsylvania on a charge of shoplif ting two packs of cigarettes from a grocery store in the 600 block of South Burglary of a motor vehicle was reported Wednesday morning in the 600 block of North Houston Forgery was reported Wednes day at a business in the 200 block of East San Antonio Police Wednesday arrested Domingo of 1051 West San Antonio Street on a charge she shoplifted worth of childrens clothing from a discount store in the 600 block of South Walnut Persons with information regar ding any unsolved felony crime are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 620 day or and speak to the officer on Callers are not asked to give their Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to for information that leads to an arrest and grand jury conviction of persons committing felony Herbert H Blessing Services are pending for Herbert Harvey Blessing of Route Canyon at Doeppenschmidt Funeral died 12 at Humana Hospital in San Antonio Jose Juarez Services are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Jose Juarez of Lamesa and formerly of New died 12 Leo Ulcak Services for Leo Ulcak of 533 Booker will be at 3 p Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Burial will be in Marys Cemetery in A rosary will be recited at 7 today at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home and again at 7 Saturday at Kebena Funeral Home in Hallett died 11 in Audie Murphy Memorial Veterans Ad ministration Hospital in San Antonio He was born to Edward and Frances nee Smirek Ulcak in A New Braunfels resident for 31 he was a retired teacher and Ulcak was a member of Peter and Paul Catholic He also was a member of the Knights of Disabled Veterans National Educators and Texas State Teachers Ulcak was a veteran of World War Survivors include his Helen Ulcak of New Braunfels three Estelle Motes and Loretta both of and Sandy Ulcak of New Braunfels one Stanley Ulcak of New Braunfels one Edith Dusek of Pasadena two Gus Ulcak and Henry both of Hallettsville and three Visitation will be until Saturday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Visitation in Hallett sville will be from noon Saturday un til service we get some bonds to build on City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski said the proposed drainage work Is the backbone to the whole This will be the beginning to help all the other About a 30block area surrounding the proposed drainage improvement sites drain toward those If we get the system in you have a more logical working situa Dobrowolski adding that it would be counter productive to begin street improvements in the West End without first eliminating the drainage The street improvements planned for the two avenues will be a new look for the West including sidewalks and the city engineer He said the street construction will be similar to that of Pahmeyer The im proved streets will be 37 feet wide with 4footwide sidewalks on both City Finance Director Court Thieleman said even though the ac tual construction will be limited to a few blocks on West End and Bergfeld residents in a wide area will benefit because drainage will be im The area included in the pro Reward Continued from Page 1A was voted onto the board of directors Ferguson said he was equally delighted to have a Canyon Lake area resident and businessman ap pointed to the board and hopes to con tinue garnering more support and involvement from the lake as well as Garden Ridge and Mayer reported that good mforma tion was recieved this week on a year old antique burglary case through Crime Stoppers and that activity In the form of anonymous information continues to gradually increase The board also discussed plans lo Public Records ject extends south of Interstate 35 to Morningslde Drive and sur rounding Lone Star past the railroad tracks on the An estimated residents live in the area that will benefit from the proposed That number in cludes 539 lowto middleincome The community develop ment block grant is available through the Texas Department of Community But should we get this by no means will it solve all the needs in the West want to use this money to get the expensive problems out of the Thieleman The application for the grant will be submitted to the Alamo Area Council of Governments by The finance director said city officials will know by late January or early February whether the grant has been approved as work will begin as soon as possible after receiving the City officials said the drainage pro blems which cause water to stand tn streets and yards in parts of the West End can be blamed on the fact that there are no drainage facilities under West End Avenue their The Soviet government en courages these young people to do It offers them better longer holidays and a life of Gabler said nowhere does the book contain any mention of the fact that Siberia has long been the location of slave labor camps for citizens who do not conform to Soviet He also complained that book un fairly attacks South Africa while of fering complimentary descriptions of communist Not offering testimony al the public hearing Thursday was People for the American a civil rights group that has clashed repeatedly with Gabler and other conservative textbook critics In recent Those arguments have centered primarily on the treatment of evolu tion In high school science Textbooks adopted by the board will be used beginning with the 1988 89 school Dam Continued from Page t A the storage capacity of the lake The level of the lake now is at 901 i feet above mean sea leveh SVe got that far and decided we wont have to go to he The lake level usually does not drop below 909 feet above mean sea level Welsch said the gates likely will remain closed until March while construction con tinues unless heavy rains force the river authority to halt construction to release water If we have an extraordinary we would have to shut down operations and release water Basically we have three plans of We can pump over the continue working and open the gates at the end of the construction period That would be ideal we could make releases at scheduled periods if the lake level increases to a point where that ts necessary if there is a major we can move out and begin construction at another Welsch said better disseminate information con r A I cerning proper program procedures M T I and availability to create a greater awareness among the general public on how to give Information and col lect reward monies Persons with information about any unsolved felony crime are asked to call Crime Stoppers directly and speak to the officer on duty Callers are not asked to give their names but are issued a number for future Crime Stoppers pays up to cash for information that leads to an arrest and grand jury conviction of persons committing felony crimes Arrest Continued from Page 1A Reimer to the Guardian program Reimer said he is working with two grounds of the hit and run accident Nov 8 that left one woman dead and another critically and violalion of after police discovered his Guardian device had been removed from his The county prosecutor said he ex pected to have an arrest warrant for Strickland and have it executed sometime today Upon Strickland will have an opportunily to again post txind and be pending action in counly counal law Reimer said it is the first known violation of the Guardian Interlock System in Comal Counly in 34 cases instituted Because of the mandatory 60day system tampering would likely have been detected he added The failure to stop and render aid charge is a third degree felony punishable under guidelines of the state motor vehicle code of up to 5 years prison a fine not to ex ceed Marion High School band takes third in competition The Marion High School Band did some fancy stepping in Austin this week to take third place among 2A marching bands in Texas The band was one of 12 bands in the 2A division competing at the state level after advancing past district and regional competition Judges at the state competition held In Memorial Stadium praised the band with the following comments uniformity and execution were variety in of energy in the tone Francis Badrak directs the 70 member band In his four years at Marion High he has built the band from 20 members lo 70 each giving no percent to the organization Fred Brown and DeAnna senior drum directed the band on the field Band members now are working to earn sweepstakes and plan to travel to the AilAmerican Band Festival In In The band won that competition two years tak ing the win over 5A level Budget talks enter 15th day after rocky sessions District Clerk Civil Filings Athena Lynn Garia Mark An thony Campalo protective Divorces Bill and Gloria Ann JoAnn and John Anna Sanders and Thomas County CourtAtLaw Convictions Judge Ron Prichard Richard Morris 725 Ottawa San Antonio DWLS fine 20 days jail credit fine and time serv Jose Luis Castilleja 1566 West Ka New Braunfels DWI fine 60 days jail probated two Jorge Alvarado Camacho 5535 Painted San Antonio DWLS fine three days jail credit fine and time Lawrence David Hernandez 7204 Onion Austin DWI drivers license suspended six mon ths 1100 fine 60 days jail credit time Benton Ford Sifford Route Box New Braunfels DWI drivers license suspended 90 days 60 days jail credit time Ramiro Hernandez Juarez 793 New Braunfels resisting ar rest 5100 fine 10 days Mike Alien Day Route Box New Braunfels theft over fine three days jail credit time William Thomas Hegeman 322 Grey Fawn Canyon Lake DWI drivers license suspended 90 days fine three days jail credit time Oliver William Zitterich Star Route Box Fischer DWI fine 90 days jail probated two years three days shock WASHINGTON AP The mood has shifted from upbeat to grim as congressional and White House negotiators hold their 15th day of bargaining today over how to shrink the federal Thursdays meeting included con sideration of a threemonth delay in costofliving increases due Social Security recipients and federal workers and retirees in participants But lawmakers later said those which would be tremendously unpopular political were not taken Negotiators have been trying to reach agreement on a plan that would cut about billion from the deficit this year and more than billion next The package would include about billion in new taxes for the 1988 fiscal which began Officials leaving Thursdays ses sion in the Capitol sought to ease ex pectations about the closeddoor In contrast to a day when lawmakers insisted that a deal could be closed at any We havent reached any decisions this said House Majority Leader Thomas Perhaps last night there was a little too much Pete Domenici of New Mex ranking Republican on the Senate Budget said the negotiators had moved closer in several but he There were plenty of Looming ahead is a 20 deadline set in the GrammRudman deficit reduction Without an agreement by that the law will automatically impose billion in spending divided evenly between defense and domestic spen Continued from Page 1A traffic accidents within the city That figure ts up considerably from when993 accidents were recorded or the year If we continue on at our percen tage additional accidents right well have accident this year which is more than we have ever he said In shortly after the STKP pro gram was discontinued 7K traffic accidents were recorded The number of accidents peaked in 1985 with and w as W3 m City Manager Joe Mlchie signed a contract Tuesday to enter the city in to the program Me said It will not drain city finances yet will benefit the area Wommack said the program will begin as soon as possible after the state approves the contract He add ed that the funds are available and New Braunfels already has been ap proved for the program I cant say exactly it will Dec 1 or sometime around he said Patrol officers will be given an opportunity to volunteer lor extra patrol duly but Wommack said officers will not necessarily be chosen on the basis of seniority The stale department also pays mileage lor the use of city Worn mack said It was he said of New Braunfels experience with the STKP program This program will benefit the theres no way around It Wommack said the patrols will in clude Interstate 35 because the department does not have the person nel to patrol both the city and the in terstate traffic District judge dismisses revocation AUSTIN AP A Judge dismiss ed probation revocation proceedings gainst Vanessa Fontenot that stem from a 1984 check forgery after attorney argued the court had no State District Judge Bob Jones dismissed the motion or probation revocation Thursday after attorney Lewis Dickson of Houston argued the state made no effort at all to bring the case before the judge in a timely is serving six years probation for aggravated Polk County jurors May 20 found her guilty of lying to support her fathers alibi in the April 1985 shooting death of Billy Mac Her Hurley was acquitted oi murder In Flemings Fontenot was serving three years deferred adjudicated proba tion for the forgery charge when pro secutors alleged she violated that probation by committing perjury in Dickson said Travis County pro secutors allowed six months to elapw between the time they issued the warrant and the time Fontenot ed herself in to county Oct   

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