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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                No playoffs for local football See Page 14A New Braunfels Sunday November 50 Cents 222 707Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377800 5126259144 Four 44 Pages Garage sale enthusiasts will be in bargain heaven on Saturday when the New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society holds a communitywide garage sale from 9 A The place where the historic train depot located next to Brauntex theater If you figure you can muster up enough precious but expendable items and could use some extra Christmas the club has spaces for if interested call G252636 during the day or The Community Council of South Central Texas will issue US D A commodities to income eligible households from 9 am until 1 p m Tuesday at the Texas National Guard Armory at 2253 W 35 All recipients are required to complete an application in order to determine eligibility and must bring proof of identification and proof of income as food stamp iden Medtcald pay check stubs and V A identification Al officials from New Braunfels 1SD will pre sent the issues concerning the bond which will take place Ikx at Oak Crest Inn The Oak Crest Inn their families and employees are invited to attend this informative sesAion Be informed and dont forget to sole The Coma County Livestock Show will mecl al 7 Monday at the Fairgrounds Our new county Scott will conduct a lamb showmanship clinic Scales will bo available lor weighing o your shwp Anyone interested is welcome to attend A Thanksgiving Dance will lake place at 7 p m Saturday night at the VFW Staru Memorial Post sou in Slartzville The post is located behind Carpenter s Hardware and Burch Automotive on KM 2673 Music will be provided by B C Smith and Friends and the event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary Admission Is only V5 per couple Setups and beer will be available Herold is always looking for an excuse U and this could be a good chance to sweat off a few pounds before indulging on Turkey Day For more call 7774 or K The Comal County Medical Socie ty Auxiliary will meet at y 3u a Thursday at the home of Margaret Ann 5 Kidge Drive Members are asked to bring bak ed goods for the McKenna Memorial Hospital Bake Sale on Friday Com pleled Christmas bibs will be turned in al this meeting The weatherman says our week will start a little on the grey and gloomy side as a 70 percent chance of rain is forecast Storms may possibly be severe in Highs are expected to reach into the mid 70s accompanied by mpb Rain chances drop to a even bet Sunday night as temps will all only into the mid Monday will see some parting of the clouds with highs around 65 and gradual clear ioto the week THIfeMI comff CIOSSIQBO Statebound Unicorns The New Braunfels Unicorns volleyball team earned a trip to the State tournament in Austin next weekend by defeating West Campus in the Region IV finals 155 Saturday in San Antonio Top left Kelh Davis executes a spike for the Unicorns Top Rachel McFarland 13 and Mary Alice Vela 20 double up to defend their territory against an opponents shot Bottom right Congratulations are passed from player to player after the victory For more details on the match please turn to page Photos by Deryl Clark Still a viable tool Guardian program halfway through test period By OAVIDMAY Stall Writer Because one probationer may have gotten around using a courtordered Guardian Interlocking device does not mean the program is not a viable tool in curbing drunken county courtat law officials said Fri day The Guardian program is more than half way through its mital test year after being introduced in Comal County in the first county in the state to adopt the probationary tool When the car of Wesley Scott Strickland was pulled from a stock pond last it was found that a Guardian system which should have been in place was removed One source close to the investigation said evidence existed that the system may have been re allowing Strickland to operate the vehicle without first passing the series of coordinated and calibrated breath New Braunfels police investigators said that a local program technician was unable to determine if the car had been operated without the device or whether it was simply removed before being pushed into the charged with failure to stop and render aid and facing revocation of is free on bonds totaling No evidence now exists that convicted in January of 1986 of driving while in toxicated and placed on the system earlier this was intoxicated at the time his car hit two women on In terstate killing one and seriously injuring the According to county courtatlaw Strickland to acquir ing a Guardian device after he violated probation for writing hot checks Probation officials had also reported Strickland had developed a bad attitude and alcohol had been detected on his breath Judge Ron Prichard and Adult Pro bation Supervisor Jack Williamson said they had reservations about us ing the Guardian Interlock program Prichard was concerned about the costs of the seeing it early on as a program for the rich while Williamson said he questioned such a technological response for persons with psychological or emo Chemical plant explosions rock North Texas town Texas AP Two major explosions destroyed part of a chemical plant killing at least three injuring 7 others and touching off blazes that raged out of control for several authorities At least 25 percent of the Hocchst Celanese plant burned so hotly that firefighters could not get within a halfmile of it and decided to let it burn itself Pampa Mayor David McDaniel said Saturday The blasts within seconds of each other shook the 775acre plant six miles west of this Panhandle town about i when a weekend crew of M to 10 people was said Gray County ShenUs deputy Ken The explosions just like an atomic said plant worker Ted of who was treated for minor See Page 2A tional problems Both Prichard and along with County Attorney Bill say the jury is still out on whether the Guradian program will become They want to give it a full then gather data and statistics before making a deci sion They knew from the beginning there were some problems and ways to beat the but they feel that one known violation out of 35 per sons placed in the program is a positive sign If somebody wants to work hard enough to break the law or beat the system theyre going and all we can do is keep throwing up said You dont throw the baby out with the bath Strickland was reportedly due this week for a standard 60 day system check Since the device monitors and records any Reimer said it is likely it would have been discovered and reported which is grounds for revocation of Strickland passed his last system check in September The latest pro bation violation is likelv to land See Page 2A Strickland out on baii after second arrest For the second time this Wesley Scott Strickland has made bail following his rearrest Friday stemming from a charge of failure to stop and render aid following a fatal hit and run accident 8 County Attorney Bill Keimer ob tained a warrant for Stricklands ar rest on a charge of probation viola of Canyon Lake reportedly tampered with his court ordered Guardian Interlock device by removing it from the Strickland was freed after posting a bond On Strickland posted a bond following his arrest for failure to stop and a third degree felony car rying a maximum of five years prison and or up to a fine Strickland has now twice been charged with probation stemming from a 19K5 driving while intoxicated arrest If convicted of the more recent he could serve up to 180 days in county He was placed on the Guardina Interlock system in June following his first violation charge In a related Kffie who suffered multiple fractures in the accident that left Maria Blanco has been upgraded to fair condition in Brackenridge Hospital in City needs long range plans before hiring says mayor By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Mayor George Erben said Friday he thinks the New Braunfels City Council members can work together but need to work through longrange plans before considering who should be the next city The coun cil also needs to decide what characteristics the next city manager should he said Asked whether the council is divid ed as City Manager Joe Michie said while he announced his resignation said he doesnt think so certainly dont always agree on things but I think thats healthy 1 think we all have common goals How to achieve them is something people have different ideas Krben said Mayor ProTern Ramon Chapa said he thinks there is some division on the council There1 was a little bit in the not loodistant he adding that the council vas divided PageA Open for business After a lot of work by Comal County Emergency Childrens Shelter will open its doors on Putting on the last minute touches from Brad board member and housing Debra volunteer co chairman Beth Koen and Anna volunteers and Vicky Photo by Deryl Clark   

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