Sunday, September 3, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 3, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPy Teacher shorn students piano lessons can be fun Tanya Treybig Dunsmore has opened a new piano studio in New Braunfels for students from age 6 through their Dunsmore Said the secret to her success is make piano lessons fun and teach students music they like to See Page 7A School teams challenge pregame prayer ruling MARFA states 1989 high school foot ball season began with a as school officials in this West Texas town became the first in the state to challenge a Supreme Court ruling that bans invo cations before high school See Page 8A New Braunfels Unicorns rally top Canyon in finals Three times New Braunfels lost the first game of a match in the Fraulein and all three times the Unicorns rallied to The last was against Canyon to claim the 1989 tournament TX ULI 211 Good day The hot holiday weekend con tjnues with a predicted high near today along with partly cloudy sides and excessive Tonight should be fair with lows in the upper For the extended through dont expect any Highs will be in the 90s to and lows will remain in the Inside DEAR 1213 A Sfammtisch New Braunfels Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary quarterly meeting will be Monday at at Fire Station 2 on Loop All firefighters wives and members or non are For more call The Downtown Association will meet Tuesday at 7 in the Faust The program will include Don Ferguson of the Safe For Carol Johnson at Tune into Musical Journey on KGNBs 1420 AM from to 6 on Sundays 10 and 17 to participate in Host Edda Buchners Trivia Correct responses mailed in to the radio station will receive such prizes as a speciallydesigned ster ling silver New Braunfels bands tand pin other German trink The questions will be read in English and The New Braunfels Downtown Project invites all real estate agents involved in the sale or leasing ol historic properties to attend How to Sell Historic Tuesday from 2 to 4 Claire Mashbum of Mash burn and Associates will conduct the During Georgetowns Main Street downtown Georgetown saw a private invest ment of in part due to the efforts of Mashbum also owns a Victorian historic home in For more please contact April New Braunfels Downtown Project at Because of necessary connec tions to the new Mesquite Water Line by New Braunfels the following locations will be out of water for aproximately three hours beginning at 9 5 Gardenia between Mesquite and Iris including 6 Gardenia between Mesquite and Sumac Circle including Sumac Residents at these locations should take necessary steps to allow for their New Braun fels Utilities apologizes for this For more contact Wesley Hatnff at The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist New will meet at The prog ram will be Women in Poverty by Ginny Members and visitors are welcome to A Coma County Fair volunteer workers party scheduled for 9 has been changed to 16 at 630 in the Am and Crafts build ing at die An official Texas Hunter Certi Ptgf 2A 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno 3 377880 5126259144 4r F nday September 1989 50 Cents Four 42 Pages Drowning mars holiday weekend Comal County law enforcement officials called off Saturday It will resume this morning the search for a San Antonio man in Canyon Lake Photo by Deryl Clark By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer CANYON LAKE The search for a San Antonio man presumed drowned in Canyon Lake stopped late Saturday afternoon and was to resume again this Byron Michael of San was on the lake in a sailboat with two other Hope was swim ming toward the dam when he went under in water about 45 feet authorities The men on the boat tried to throw a rope to said sheriffs detective Richard He just got too far from the he A passing boater jumped in and tried to but it was too Water conditions Friday were clear and the water temperature was about 76 who began searching at said underwater visibility was about 10 He just got too far from the A pass ing boater jumped in and tried to but it was too Detective Richard Alvarez Reservoir Manager Jerry Brite said he was first notified of the accident when a witness sitting on a distant shore noticed the man go She Theres a man in the He may be Brite Brite said he then ran with rescue gear to the mens location at the He said the two men estimated Hope was 15 to 20 yards from the dam See Page 2A Trash ignites field Firefighters from two departments rushed to Gruene Valley Road and Doeppenshmidt Road Friday after noon to extinguish a majorgrass The which was reported at was started from household garbage burning in a trash Roger chief of the Marion Volunteer Fire said the fire went over the top of the barrel and ignited the Approximately 30 acres of land owned by Grainger Weston of the Santa Clare Ranch were New Braunfels Fire Department and Marion VFD responded with a See GRASS Page 2A McKenna gets grant By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer McKenna Memorial Hospital has been awarded a grant by the United States Department of Energy for its participation in conserving natural The Energy ConservationMeasure Grant was awarded to the local hospi tal last week by the Department of Energy as an equal matching funds Senator Phil Gramm noti fied hospital officials of the The grant will allow See Page 2A Trust Texaco to join water suit By STEPHANIE DA VIS Staff Writer Texaco arid Star Enterprise have joined the City of New Braunfels in its effort to support regulation of the Edwards Aquifer to protect the Comal The corporate giant filed an answer to the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority 26 support ing control of the water in the I believe its important that Texaco has made a statement that recognizes the need for regulation of the Aquifer to protect the San Marcos and Comal said New Braunfels Mayor Doug Texacos filed in I believe its signif icant that a major cor poration such as Tex aco would take a posi tion thats supportive of our position in this Mayor Doug Miller District Court Western District of Texas in states its affiliates and subsidiaries own interests in property and assets in Central Tex as and rely or water obtained from the Edwards Aquif er the Comal The river authority filed suit June 5 in slate district court in Hays County seeking state control of the Edwards Aquifer to halt severe and irreparable harm to the Comal and San Marcos and the San Antonio Bay and The now in federal seeks to require users of the aquif er to obtain a Texas Water Com mission Persons who own a well or pump water from the Edwards Aquifer can be named as parties in the suit as plaintiffs or Texaco and Star state they have a historical right to use water from See Page 2A State officials surprised at only 1 fatality so far By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Officials were surprised and pleased that Texas travelers got off to a very safe start during the Labor Day holiday a motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is among the first six deaths reported to the Texas Department of Public Safety dur ing the first 26 hours of the holiday according to DPS spokes man Mike The law has been effect for two days now and weve already Its a pretty low percentage in roughly a third of the so were still optimistic as far as Im The DPS is conducting a holi day fatality count during a 78hour period that began at 6 Friday and will end at midnight on Mon Statisticians for the DPS have based on past holiday periods and current that 34 people will die on Texas streets and highways during the The first two fatalities of the ff V TV Mil XMVI y W illy had someone killed not wearing Labor Day fatality counting period Cox See Page 2A Offices closed for Labor Day Some public offices and buildings as well as area banks will be closed Monday as a result of the Labor Day The following businesses and offices will be closed Comal County Courthouse and New Braunfels City Hall New Braunfels Chamber of Comal Independent School District Administrative and Tax The Education Center New Braunfels Independent School District and Comal Appraisal District administra See Page 2A rangers keep parks safe Specht couldnt handle years of abuse anymore By MARGARET EDMONSON Stall Writer Not very many people recognize the name of Mary Virginia Lister but those who do know her as the woman who shot and killed her husband in early What these people may not know is why she shot her husband while he stood in the driveway of their Spring Branch You live in this constant she said months after the Something just You dont want admit You just wish he would be involved in a wreck and wouldnt come just some way of stopping what was going On March the 44yearold civil service worker was shot at the entrance of his driveway off 281 and He died later that even ing in surgery at Medical Center Hos pital in San Six days Virginia was charged with firstdegree murder for shooting her husband in the back with a highpowered She pleaded guilty the charge on July 10 in Comal County District Court in exchange for a sentence of 30 years in Texas Department of Correc On District Court Judge Charles Ramsay accepted her guilty According to Spechts BUI Specht could be eligi ble for parole in three years because the average is 10 years good time for one year Specht will serve out her sentence at the TDC facility at a minimumsecurity pnf on for For most of the 20 years Virginia was married to Larry he beat The abuse was not constant at V By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Police officers walked and drove in New Braunfels parks this summer finishing another successful year of providing park users with a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend marks the end of at least two police officers patrol of the city mainly Landa Prince Solms Tube Chute and Cypress Bend This is a very good moneymaker for the said John McEach ern about the New Braunfels park sys And I think if you invite people to use a youve got the obliga tion to provide some sort of secure environment for who spearheaded the park said park patrons should be able to enjoy the park system with out problems or criminal We have been fortunate in that we havent had a real bona fide bad he Ive seen all kinds of offenses take place in the park system most of them are when the park is Incidents included everything from murders to drug transactions in die park before patrol was beefed Because of budgetary the park patrol wasnt always he The park was becoraing g dffligeroufi People didnt feel comioname using City Park Rangers Chris and Kris Haecker discuss the afternoons activity in the parks with Police Officer Mario SM 2A Photo by Deryl Clark