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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                Spring forward how this Sunday morning WASHINGTON AP Daylightsaving time returns to most 6f the nation at 2 giving Americans an extra hour of light for summertime The wont move an hour ahead in Arizona or some counties df AnnualGruene WflOO benefit run on Saturday The fifth annual Gnierie Run through the Hill Country will take place at 10 The event will raise money for Friends For Rivers and par ticipants may still register for the See Page 11A 410 M009 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 1m TX 76006 gaming impununw When it comes to it appears that overweight American adults are responding to what they see A recent national survey shows that 40 percent of parti cipants considered themselves and most are doing something about page New Braunfels VoN 100 70 New Texas 78130 USPS 377 Zeituno 377880 5126259144 Friday March 1989 25 Cents Two 24 Pages Jury Man not ready for trial Area residents packed the Civic Cen ter Thursday night to sample New Braunfels best food and drink at the Tastes of the Town to benefit the New Braunfels Childrens Clock wise from above Bill own er of Langston plays music as samplers go from booth to booth Jackie Stevens and Barbara DeWitt from Clear Springs hold oysters on the halfshell Bernice Anita and Joyce Bremer from Anitas Catering serve up sausage and sauerkraut and Richard Heidi Hegeman and Debbie Ponce from Guadalupe Smoked Meat Company show off a hickorysmoked which was cooked for 14 Photos by Deryl Clark A New Braunfcls man charged with murdering his father in January was found incompetent to stand trail by a Guadalupe County jury this The jury found Timothy Knicker 170 Kelly incompe tent to stand trail for the murder of Glen but said he could be competent to stand trial in the future after treatment in a mental Knickerbocker was charged witb shooting and killing 68yearold Glen Knickerbocker 1 with a libcr He was indicted by a Guadalupe County grand jury on a murder charge See Page 2A Wheatley handed 25 years at TDC A New Braunfcls man was sen tenced to 25 years in the Texas of Corrections Thursday in Comal County district court after pleading guilty in February to two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a Wcldon Eugene Route Box was charged in September 1988 with sexually abus ing an 8ycarold and a 10yearold for approximately a District 207 Judge Robert Pfcuffer sentenced Wheatley to 15 years at TDC and ordered him pay a fine on one charge of aggravated sex ual assault of a He sentenced Wheatley to 10 years for the other See Page 2A Cigarette probable cause of trailer fire By STEPHANIE DA VIS Staff Writer Careless cigarette smoking probab ly caused the Thursday morning trail er fire in the River Bend Subdivision that claimed the life of a New Braun fels An investigator from the State of Texas Fire Marshals Office sifted through the remainsof the trailer Thursday afternoon and estimated the fire began in a couch on the addon See Page 2A Robbers prison By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff WrlterV Robbing local convenience stores got two New Braunfels men 10year prison terms Thursday in Comal County district District Judge Robert Pfcuffer of New Braunfels sentenced Juan Trcvino Garcia and Jose Alviso Tristan to Texas Dcparuncnt of He also ordered the men each to pay in The men will remain in Comal County jail until they are trans ported to Humsvillc to begin their prison 2251 Bridge was arrested and charged with rob bing the Circle K convenience store He was arrested 25 days later by New Braunfcls Tristan 794 was charged with robbing the Lukes convenience store clerk the night of Lukes is located at 2475 Loop Tristan was recently sentenced to 15 years at TDC in Guadalupc County district court on an aggra vated robbery That sen tence will be served concurrently with the Comal County New Braunfcls Police Depart ment detective Mario Guerrero said he is pleased with the sentence Garcia and Tristan Aggravated robbery is a first degree felony and if you get caught expect the Doi expect Guerrero Each See Page 2A Good day Its going to be in nice weekend to be outside in central The cool front is keeping temperatures The high today was expected to reach 76 under sunny The low tonight will be Saturdays high will be 80 and the low will be Skies will turn partly cloudy Sunday and the high will be The low Sunday night will be in the A chance for thmider showers is forecast for Monday and Inside DEAR HEALTH RELIGIOUS TV Stammtisch Bethel Pentecostes bill 385 Grape tinues its week of phurch revival services this week through Evangelist Sebastian Castillo is conducting the revival services each night at 7 and church members invite the public to join Rain or the ducks will fjbat down the Comal River at noon Saturday ducks of the rubber that The Rubber Ducky Race will benefit the Comal County Womens KENSTV anchor Gary DeLaune will be the celebrity guest host will start the race at noon at Pats in the Safe City COJB missipn Director Don Ferguson will emcee the race and Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer will judge the The Womens Center offers emergency shelter STAMMTiSCH Paso Local school buses targeted hopes By DAVID BUILT A Staff Writer Almost 29 percent of the buses used by local school dis tricts arc among vehicles targeted for change by the National Transportation Safety Buses manufactured before April do not meet current federal moter vehicle safety standards for school The standard requires school districts to purchase buses meeting the safety but does not require districts to modify existing buses to meet the new In its 77bus Comal Independent School District currently has 28 buses manufactured in or before The district uses only 18 of the older buses on regular New Braunfels Independent School District has 12 buses which arc 1977 models or Five of the older buses are spare buses that are used only on student field trips or if a bus used on regular daily routes breaks I dont exactly what all Uic problems said Carlton director of special when the older Newer buses do have safety older ones We budget two buses every year so we can start retiring some of the older In addition to the 1977 and older NBISD has four two a two two two three two 1987s and two The district has two 1989 buses on We continualy buy new buses to keep updating our fleet we will get cought Donop C1SD recently received 10 1987 buses and district trus tees have approved the issuance of public property finance contracts to purchase 20 more new After removing 20 buses from its present the dis trict will operate one 1977 six five five five five and the 10 The C1SD See Page 2A NBU studies Landa hydro New Braunfels Utilities this spring is continuing its investiga tion into modifications to make the Landa Hydroelectric Plant more Bob NBU general mana said the plant in Landa Park shut down in January for investigation to determine what type of automatic weed removal system would said it was a good time for the project because of the decreased flow of the Comal River and the plant was not pro forming at peak Funds for an automatic weed removal system were allocated by a bond We from a longterra Landa Hydroelectric Plant is going to be 9 viable source of energy for Sptoj It does very Sobn said shutting down the plant has no effect on other facili ties or the citys energy We will replace what the hydro Fischer woman sentenced for possession of drugs A Fischer woman was sentenced to 10 years in Texas Department of Cor reguqns after she was arrested July 1988 for possession of a controlled Tracy Lee and Charles Harding of Houston were arrested in July after Comal County sheriffs office detectives received a tip about a possible speed lab at Spiess We didnt recover any equipment thats necessary to cook the said detective Rudy Rubio in We got over 200 grams of methamphetamines and over 400 grams of Spiess ordered to pay a fine by 207th District Judge Robert Messengers case was More than children died from abuse in 1988 CHICAGO AP Drug use in major cities js fueling the rise in child which killed more than youngsters in a swrvey Its hard to think of treating the problem of child before treating the probjem of drug said eoauibojr of a syurvey Thursday fey the CWcago based National Committee on the Pre vention of Child Child abuse deaths rose 5 percent in 1988 to compared with deaths the year the committee said in its annual report on child The report was based on a 50siate Sw 2A Smithson Valley high hurdler Mike Huff and all six of the local track and field teams will be taking part in the New Braunfels Unicorn Relay on Saturday at Unicorn The event begins at with the running finals scheduled for 3 Twelve boys teams and 14 girls teams will compete in the which also features a 50yard dash for Photo by Deryl Clark   

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