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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 12, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                Troops head to Bush tries persuasion WASHINGTON AP President Bush is ing his order to send more troops into Panama with an effort to mobilize diplomatic pressure for the ouster of Manuel Antonio while remaining open to a negotiated departure for the military See Paged Committee considers cutting tax AUSTIN AP Opponents of lowering the states take from horse race betting said cutting the tax rate now would break a promise to Texans who voted in 1987 to allow parimutuel See Page 6 103 uled district champion baseball team Austin Travis in a threegame series next week in the first round of the Travis blanked Austin McCallum 40 Thursday night to earn the right to meet the See Page 10 New Braunfels LUJ 130 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zeituno PS 377880 5126259144 Friday May 1989 25 Cents One 16 Pages Good day More rain is in the forecast throughout the weekend so keep that umbrella Afternoon highs are expected to reach the 80s with overnight lows hanging in the mid Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Stammtisch Comal Independent Mens Asso ciations 17th annual Fiesta Mex icana starts tonight with a dance and queen coronation and runs through Sunday at Wursthalle in Landa The fiesta annually raises money for scholarships for local Tonights band will be Nick Villareals conjunto music from 8 to Tickets are and in New advance tickets are available at City Focus 3 Hair Hernandez Butcher Schnapps Admission to the grounds is free and there will be plenty of food and along with mariachi folklorico dance a jalapenoeating flea market and dart Rudi Harst returns to New Braunfels Saturday for his first performance in this The dancing man will entertain young sters all ages at the New Braunfels Childrens Museum at who conducts performs magic and tells stories to communicate goodness and self esteem through his songs and Mothers will be admit ted free to the Tickets are for the first child and for dads and other Family tick ets are for nonmembers and for members and are available at the Following the children are invited to participate in handprinting workshops to decorate all sorts of neat items such as aprons and Tshirts for mom or for Hill Country Lodge 185 SPJST will meet at Bavarian Village June 1 at 8 The youth club will begin its meeting at Hill Driver Improve ment Programs will host a Defen sive Driving program at the Fis cher Store Community Center May 16 and 18 from 6 to 10 Call Hap Becker at 9352165 to sign Seniors from Smithson Valley and New Braunfels high schools will out just about all day Saturday washing cars in the parking lot on WalMart in New Braunfels to raise money for their Project Graduation drugand alcoholfree Support these youngsters and get a clean car at the same Theyll be there from 11 to 5 Everyone wants to look younger and the drug RetinA has been touted as the way to do At 6 RetinA Fountain of Youth or Fad will be presented at the Garza Street Classroom across the street from McKenna Memorial Hospitals main McKenna has pre sented a series of community edu cation programs this week in observance of National and Texas Hospital The program is the second annual Toddler Run is Saturday Toddlers between 10 and 24 months will toddle 10 yards on the grounds of the hospital at 9 The race is sponsored in cooperation with the New Braun fels Runners Club and money raised from the entry fees will benefit the Maternity Center at McKennaAdmission to watch the race is Blue chippers Duo charged for drug possession Comal County and San Antonio law enforcement officers confiscated methamphetamines and arrested a Bulverde man and a San Antonio woman Thursday at a Bulverde Edgar Albert and Susan Lee were arrested and charged with possession of a con trolled Bocck and Dinn were released from the Comal County jail Thursday night after posting and bonds said Comal County sheriffs office Rudy The duo was arrested at Boccks residence at Route Box 2823 by sheriffs authorities and San Antonio Police Department Repeat Offenders Program They were arrested after a search warrant was served at 4 Approximately 20 officers parti Rubio We found methamphetamines over 28 adding the drugs confiscated are valued at The case is being handled by Rubio San Antonio received information concerning drugs at the residence and requested assistance from Comal he Boeck and Dinn were magistrated by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart of The two adults were arrested with out reported City hires woman as downtown leader Sophomores Kiley and Paxton helped the New Braunfels Unicorns land in the thick of things at the state golf tournament in Austin The tied for fifth inthe eight strokes behind firstplace Highland Only 10 strokes separate all eight guaranteeing a dramatic finish in todays final round at the Morris Williams Golf Photo by Deryl Clark Bringing New Braunfels down town to life will be the goal of a Gon zales woman who has been hired by the City of New Braunfels to coordi nate revitalizing April Goldsmith will start her new job June The first has to be assess ing the current status of the down said New Braunfels City Man ager Paul Grohman this Finding a baseline of At that we lay a foundation of this is what we have and this is what we can Then we start looking at needs What do we need to fill in the gaps and what will make downtown more successful Goldsmith is currently the Texas Mainstreet Coordinator in where she has been since January The downtown coordinator will oversee a The budget See Page 2 Johnson sees hospital as health center of city As it heads into the middle of its 36th year in New McKenna Memorial Hospital will be a true community hospital the center of health and During National and Texas Hospital McKenna Administrator Johnny Johnson reflected on the hospitals progress and its I am very lucky to be in New Its a great hospital and we have a great hospital staff and physicians and volunteers wed have a hard time without our volun Johnson In McKenna Memorial Hospital opened as New Braunfels Hospital with 40 beds in a singlestory The hospital was built with money raised in the community and matched with a HillBurton In the hospital was renamed after Howard who served as the board of directors first president and remained in that position for 20 The hospital now has 116 beds in three More than 300 people worlcat We were constructed and we operate to pro vide hospital care for patients administered by physicians in and around the Johnson estimating the hospitals service area con tains between and Approximately patients are seen in the emergency room in one Johnson That number increases to about during the summer and drops to about in the which shows that the season has much to do with the number of patients in the Administrators for that Memor ial Labor Day and the Fourth of July will be busy days at the he The weath the the time of the sufficiency of water in the and the amount of alcohol consumed all are factors in the number of patients heading to the Snowbirds also generate a fair number of Johnson adding that patients spending the winter in the south usually do not go to the hospital because of an but are admitted for followup care or routine He said the winter visitors are good patients and are very good for our After the most recent hospital completed in Johnson said he does not see any major construction in the near Cer tainly not any more beds for a number of years to he See Page 2 Car window etching program continues Take a whirl By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Nobody noticed the young man in the parking lot slipping in between vehicles and finding what he He opened the unlocked door of a 1989 Suburban and conveniently found the keys in the This situation has happened more than once in New And while the recovery rate of stolen vehi cles locally is local resi dents have to learn to protect their authorities In authorities recovered 67 percent of vehicles stolen in New In the recovery rate dropped to 47 The reason weve seen this decrease in the recovery rate is the increased profitability of stolen cars and stolen car said Safe City Commission Director Don A lot of our stolen vehicles are now being recovered in other if they are being recovered at The chances are very good that many of our locally stolen vehicles are ending up in chop shops or south of the Mex ican where they are being The Safe City along with New Braunfels New Car Deal ers Association and Independent Insurance Agents of New Braunfels have banded together to drive auto thieves out of town by etching win dows with vehicle identification One of the most costeffective deterrents of auto theft is the etching of your Vehicle Identification Num ber into your vehicle said Crime Prevention Officer Martin Mayer of the New Braunfels Police Its very important to etch your Ferguson If that vehicle is destined for a chop the etching of the windows will help make those parts Chop shops are places where per sons illegally break down vehicles for parts to See Page 2 h of car Crime Stoppers tip helps solve April SVHS breakin Crime Stoppers helped solve another crime this week when an informant led sheriffs office detec tives to two New Braunfels men charged with burglarizing Smithson Valley High We received enough information to obtain two felony said detective Richard Comal County sheriffs The investi See Page 2 Clements on cigarette tax Hell still vote no on bill AUSTIN AP Although some lawmakers say they think the states short of cash to balance the 199091 Bill dements Clements also says theres no rea son to consider raising the cigarette any other With some legislative leaders say Sw Page 2 Laurence Caldwell enjoys his hobby of woodworking and making small crafts and is selling the more than 20 whirligigs Uncle ducks and other birds that are on display in his yard on Butcher Photo by Dervl Clark   

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