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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas 101 GOP cries foul over Demo change bill WASfflNOTON AP supporters of increased housing aid changed a key provision in the savings and loan bailout bill approved by the House Banking Committee and now Republican opponents are crying See Page 3 A Rebels ratty to edge Unicorns in opener i Austin travis scored four fufis in the bottom of toe sixth to rally past New Braunfels 43 in Tuesdays opener of a bestofthree playoff series in the District 284A champion Unicorns must now win the remaining two games in the series to See Page 13A 76006 9201 BPOOKHOLLOW SUITE 300 up and move it out Americans are on the More they re on the The first hint of spring must be a Sign to load up the checik the get out the fbad maps and take And dont forget tb take along Caf See Page 2B New Braunfels 133 Good day This mornings heavy thunder storms were moving castsoutheast and sunny skies were supposed to There is a chance for storms to redevelop this so be careful in lowwater Todays high should reach a humid 90 degrees with a low tonight of about Thursday will be partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of more thundershowcrs and a high of about Inside DEAR 10A TV 10A 2A 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zcituno 377880 5126269144 Wednesday May 1989 25 Cents Two 24 Pages Custody Drainage detour hearing continues Stammtisch All students at Smithson Valley High School arc invited to party chemicalfree at the Beach Party at Canyon Lake Beach in Han cock at Shelter Saturday from 4 to 11 The celebration will feature a swimming and dancing and is sponsored by the Smithson Valley ParentStudent If you have any ques call Sharron Sharp at The New Braunfels High School Unicom Band Boosters will host a banquet Friday night to honor the members and directors of the schools The banquet will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 138 Austin at 7 Tickets arc and can be purchased in Wayne Tuckers office at NBHS from 9 to noon and after 3 Band offic ers for 198990 will be as well as scholarship Santa Clara Street from San Antonio to Eikel will be closed for drainage work beginning The street will be closed for quite a few New Braunfels official salute to summer Wasserfest is on its June 2 and will feature a 5K relay arts and and other fun To help you get in the the lleraldZeitung is sponsoring another Count the Tubers contest for its readers to win Wasserfest Fun Tubers will be placed throughout the pap er each day for you to count and Sundays papers will contain entry blanks to be completed with the number of tubers you counted that The two entry blanks thats with the correct number of Tubers drawn each week will receive Wasserfest Fun So start Wasserfest also will feature a Floating Parade June 3 and indivi school and civic organizations are invited to Entries will be judged on design and crew spirit and the crafts ability to The event will start at 4 Floats are to be hand constructed with no attached oars or paddles but paddle wheels will be permit Riverfront property adjacent to the Landa Mill Building will open at 1Q that day so participants can construct or complete con struction of their Entries will be put into the water at that point and the parade will proceed past the Wurstfest grounds to Hin man where the floats will exit the All participants will receive Wasserfest Tshirts and entries received before May 30 will receive free tickets to Fridays dance with Clay Blaker and the Texas Honky Tonk along Page 2A A custody hearing for seven Corrlal County children continues today after one day of deliberations from case school and the The before visiting Judge Ralph Caton of Garden con tinued this As of there wasnt a The case centers around the Department of Human Resources and Carlos and Virginia Melgar and who will receive custody of the DHR case workers retrieved the ranging in ages from 6 months to 13 years from Melgar after her 23yearold husband Carlos was released from county He is serving 10years probation after pleading guilty to indecency with a child May Terms of his prob ation stipulate he must remain in Guatemala for 10 years and have no contact with the three of whom are his DHS pulled the children from the home after receiving a temporary court order stemming from a county courtatlaw hearing 9 which It is further ordered that upon release of Carlos Melgar from con finement in jail the petitioner shall have the right to take immediate pos session of the Case workers said Tuesday they are concerned Melgar will move to with the to be with Attorneys for the parents say there is no evidence to support Work was to begin today on the drainage project in the San Santa Clara area near downtown New Santa Clara from San Antonio to Eikel will be closed for several days for the which was approved by city voters in a 1985 bond issue A neighborhood meeting was held Tuesday night so the city could dis siminate information to residents in the affected area and answer The San Clara project has been tremend ously upgraded compared to the original plan and we feel it will pro vide much more drainage relief for the entire said City Manager Paul The project is expected to be complete late summer or early Photo by Deryl Clark Notices gagging CAD computers By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer An overloaded computer at Comal Appraisal District is finally taking a byte out of notices of appraised values due in the mail Were not as productive as we could be and should be because of the system of limitations that weve got right said Chief Appraiser Richard We have require ments to meet in terms of deadlines and things and unless we get some thing done with this computer were going to be hard The district was ahead of schedule as it prepared to kick off the appeals hearing season with the notices of val but the bogged computer hindered While we can struggle by on day we cannot properly do our Rhodes It affects our It affects our doing our Because when we start running tax calculations and rolls for all these thats far more work than what that thing in there is doing right now and its gagging down on that Richard Rhodes Chief Appraiser doing our tax Its time to deal with this computer It took more than five days to run the program for notices of appraised A program that should run over the weekend is still running right Rhodes said May We started it last By July the appraisal district is required to certify 95 percent the districts The amount of data that we have to deal with is simply too large for this existing he It is it is critical that we get something settled on that matter and get moving Right were virtually shut The notices are due in the mail annually by May 15 or soon This is our critical time of Rhodes Board members of the district have See Page 2A Tornadoes accompany thunderstorms one woman killed in Jarrell twister By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A tornado strugk the Central Texas town of Jarrell early killing a 42yearold injuring at least 30 others and causing extensive The tornado was part of a storm system that killed at least one other person in The damage in Jarrell and Williamson County was the most extensive in the massive front of storms that moved slowly through the A woman was killed when her car was swept away in a Dallas creek this police The womans car stalled as it crossed the swollen Five Mile creek in south No other details about the incident were immedi ately The identity of the Jarrell who was killed in her mobile was not immediately said Ruby Johnson of the Williamson County Sheriffs Twentyone of the injured were taken to Georgetown Hospital in about 15 miles Their injuries ranged from very minor to said Ken the hospitals Most of them have contusions and frac he adding that only one person has been Others were taken to Scott and White Hospital in sheriffs and hospital officials Interstate which passes near the was closed for a six mile stretch near said Geneva a Williamson County sheriffs At least 11 serai trailers were overturned on the she See Stoney Creek burglary is Crime of Week A burglary of a residence on Stoney Creek Road is this weeks Crime Stoppers Crime of the Between the hours of and April unknown suspects broke into the residence on Sioney Creek Road and went through mow of the Suspects took a 19inch RCA color videocassette a Fischer a Panasonic microwave and a pair of stud Anyone with information about this burglary should call Crime Stoppers at Crime Stoppers will accept collect phone Crime Stoppers pays up to cash for tips leading to the arrest and indict ment of persons involved in fetony Tipsters will not be asked to be NBISD trustees set tax rate limit By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer A new tax rate and the preliminary budget topped the agenda for the New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict board of trustees during a meet ing Tuesday The board unanimously approved a proposal to set the tax rate no higher than per property valua tion in order to avoid a possible roll That tax rate would be an over all increase of according to Lonnie assistant superinten dent for A public hearing has been for June 5 to determine the tax The hear ing will be in the board room of the Education 430 Mill This will set the upper said See Page 2A Suspect sought for jewelry store theft A young black male stole more than 12 rings at M M Jewelers Tuesday afternoon around and then fled in a beige station New Braunfels police The described as being about 5feet 7inches tall and 120 approached a worker at the jcwlery store and asked to see a ring in the range for his mothers said Felix He also inquired about a military discount and a layaway he After the worker pulled out a tray of the suspect grabbed the walked out of the store and fled in the station wagon from the Courtyard Shopping A black male was but there is no other description of Roque said the owner of the store chased the vehicle north on the north bound Interstate 35 access road and then south on Interstate 35 and stopped at the Justice of the Peace office to seek See Page 2A A disaster NEW BRAUNFELS POUCE COMPOSITE SKETCH Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who has seen this man to call 6257181 or A simulated explosion on the second floor of McKenna Hospital sent firefighters racing in an internal disaster drill involving McKenna Memorial Hospital staff and the New Braunfels Fire The purpose of the evacuation is to insure and assess our preparedness to deal with emergencies both internal and The specific pur pose of this drill was to assess our ability to provide care and to eva cuate from the second third said Maria director of nursing at McKenna Red Cross volunteers were victims while stuffed animals were used to represent The Red Cross volunteers did an excellent Norton Juanita Alvarez of the obstetrics unit and Dawn Brinkkoeter of the day patient unit wear their infant evacuation jackets to transport the babies from the Photo by Deryl Clark
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