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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 14, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                W AVAILABLE COPY Groups wants to drop Social Security limit WASHINGTON AP The government could save million a year by letting older Americans earn unlimited outside income without forfeiting Social Security two private research groups report See Page Entries sought for railroad photo contest Amateur and professional photographers are invited to start snapping shots for the annual Zugfest Trainfest Rail Photo Contest sponsored by the New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society in conjunction with Seepages Unbeaten records on the line for locals Smithson Valley and New Braunfels will try to follow up their openingday football victories with road wins on Braunfels and Seguin e Canyon visits Del s to V See Page9 New Brauiifels r 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zeituno 3 377880 Thursday September 1989 25 Cents One 14 Pages Stolen merchandise recovered Authorities believe couple connected with several area thefts By STEPHANJE DAVIS Staff Witter Local and outoftown discount stores are totaling their losses today after approximately worth of stolen merchandise was found in the vehicle of a Hallets ville charged withrobbing the KMart store in New Braunfels Jackie and Suzanne posted two bonds were released from the Jail after they were Tues day night around by KMart who noticed the couple stealing Nintendo physical violence couple and authorities who confronted them outsidethe couple was Charged with New Braunfels Depart detectives believe the was fill orders in sacksfilled with video shotgun See Page 2 WaiMarts Loss Prevention Manager Rusty and KMarts Loss Prevention Manager Robert through stolen merchandise confiscated from the station wagon of a Halletsville couple Local officials identify body Preliminary findings of an autopsy indicate the 36yearold man found Mon day under a bridge on Interstate 35 died of Kenneth Wayne Wright of New Braunfels was identified by fingerprints San Antonio during the said Police Spokesman Martin Mayer Truck drivers walking down to the Guadalupc River around noon Monday found the body under the bridge off Kuehler Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Doc Blanchard ordered the autopsy The body was sent to the San Antonio Medical Examiners Authorities are waiting for the findings of toxicology tests to complete the Petition seeks special district Good day These cooler temperatures will continue for fhe next few will be cloudy with a slight chance of and thunderstorms late Thi high will reach cool 75 overnight low will be 60 Friday will be a sunny with the high reaching 85 arida low of partly and conUnued unseasonable CLASSIRED 1113 10 3 DEAR 14 10 e B 1Q 2 Stammtisch me Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign WarsPost 7110 New will observe National Recognition Day with a short ceremony and the release 100 white and blue ballooris at 2 in Cour tyard shopping The auxiliary extends an invita tion all area citizens to join its members in letting the world know we content with the action of Vietnam and Southeast Asia in the return of of which there are unaccounted for at this Paul Lutheran 181 Santa will sponsor a drive Sunday from 9 to 1230 hi the South Texas Regional Blood Banks which will be parked in front of the Everyone who donates at the blood drive will receive free cholesterol testing and a consisting of iron temper ature and pulse The actual donation takes between 5 and 8 The South Texas Region al Blood Bank provides dozens of area medical including McKenna Memorial with The Canyon FFA Booster Club iU hold its first meeting of the school year Monday at in the ag All FFA boos ters are urged to make it to this Page 2 GISIJ trustees to eonsider loeal tax CAD budget Trustees Comal Independent School District will a proposed tax rate and the Comal Appraisal Dis trict budget during two special meetings tonight beginning at intheCentral Administration Off the special meeting will begin at and will include vote on the proposed tax rate of per to Business Manager Abel CISDs proposed tax rate is to tax rates in other local Those districts and their tax rates include Hays Independent School per Oh say can you see Wimberley per Seguin per San Marcos New Braunfels per 100 Judson per 100 Northeast per Blanco per 100 Out of 25 local C1SD is the only one that offers a 20 percent homestead exemption in addition to the homestead exemption offered by other See Page 2 By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Voters within a proposed emergen cy services district at Canyon Lake may be heading to the polls to vote on the creation of the district if Comal County Commissioners give their According to Joe an attor ney for the proponents of the a petition with more than 100 signa tures was filed with County Judge Fred Clark Wednesday seeking the creation of the emergency services The petition states the name of the proposed district will be Comal Coun ty Emergency Services District Num ber No land within the proposed district is included in any other emergency service In order to form an emergency ser vice at least 100 residents of the proposed area must sign a petition with the county judge in commission ers court who will order a public hear Kidwell If it is found by the county commissioners to be feasi ble and they will put ii to an election to the residents of the Kidwell said the taxing power of the emergency services district will not exceed 10 cents per S100 It is just to provide a stable basis for funding to operate these Kidwell It will provide com munity funding to provide better According to commis sioners court will consider the petition on The districts boundary will run from the intersection of Hays and Blanco county lines to the point of the ETJ zone of the City of San From there the boundary will go to the intersection o Guadalupe and Coma county lines to the outer boundary line of the ETJ of the City of New Braunfels to the north east boundary line of Comal County Fire District The line See Page 2 Inmates kick out escape from temporary housing unit WAXAHACH1E AP Two inmates broke out of a temporary housing unit early today in Ellis authorities Robert and Robert Wayne appa rently kicked through a cyclone fence door and fled to an awaiting said John Knight of the Ellis County Sheriffs An advisory had been issued by the sher iffs office and a search is under Knight It was not immediately clear whether an individual from the outside was Knight said the jailor in charge of the temporary unit had walked to another building to drop off some papers at the time of the jail The jailor had not been gone but three so they worked said The men escaped in a large pickup authorities Lyles was awaiting extradition to Mississippi on grand theft Knight Stidgcr was waiting to go to trial on burglary has brown hair and was last seen wear ing a blue tank top and blue Knight has brown hair and was last seen shirt less with blue Both men are Knight The inmates may be armed with a large pipe and are considered Knight Knight said the incident is being but all procedures and guidelines appeared to have been fol Knight Knight said he thought this was the first time a jail break had occurred at the temporary Waxahachie is located about 30 miles south of Texas leads in rail accidents involving hazardous materials Some muchneeded relief came to the area Wednesday afternoon in the form of a cool which brought some northerly winds which are keeping these flags at the Mill Store Plaza upperlevel light and a dramatic drop in temperatures to Todays high was expected to be unseasonably and that trend should hang around a couple of days before the highs begin to reach the 90s Photo by Deryi Clark WASHINGTON AP Texas had more toxic spills from railroad cars last year than any other according to public advocacy group that claims the states residents face growing dangers from the increased shipment of hazardous Texas wins the prize as the most dangerous place around as far as toxic and hazardous materials transporta tion is said Citizen Action spokesman Robert The Federal Railroad Administra which regulates the nations rail denounced the study by Citizen Their numbers arc very said FRA spokeswoman Claire Citizen Action said Texas had 151 incidents last year involving trains that released hazardous materials dur ing loading or unload or temporary Those inci dents caused damages of and one major injury and five minor Ohio had the second greatest number of with FRA indicate there were 63 accidents last year in Texas involving trains carrying hazardous A total of 76 cars containing toxins were damaged and nine cars actually released hazardous Those accidents resulted in evacua tions of 165 people and caused equip ment damages of FRA Citizen Actions figures included any rail incident ranging from a slight leak caused by a busted valve to an explosion or the widespread diffusion of poisonous Railroads are dangerous to work passengers and the communities they run said And disastrous toxic train accidents are becoming increasingly commonp resulting in costly property deduc tion and environmental hi Texas had 139 which caused damages of million and accounted for three minor inju Citizen Action The group said it based its findings on Depart ment of Transportation See Page 2   

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