Friday, November 17, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Democratic candidates duet over utility rates AUSTIN AP The Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor are dueling over utility rate reg with each accusing the other of being too cozy with utility See Page 6A Congressmen vote no at last minute on hike WASHINGTON AP Texas congress men who waited until the last minute to vote against a pay raise when it was clear the bill was going to pass say they had already made up their See Page 7 New Braunfels District titles claimed by Unicorns Canyons junior varsity football team and New Braunfcls freshmen team each clinched district titles on ictories over their crosstown 9 ye undefeated in district uitiG ten on the See Page 8A 79903 5 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 Zeituno 3PS 377880 5126259144 Friday November 1989 25 Cents Two 18 Pages NB voters to decide bonds Voting will begin at 7 Saturday in the million bond issue election that could finance a new sixthgrade facility and improve facilities at Lamar Primary Polls will close at 7 according to Con nie Waltisperger of the New Braunfels Inde pendent School The sixthgrade school is expected to cost million to and renovations to Lamar Primary School will cost The Lamar renovations include the addition of two Superintendent Charles Bradberry said the new school and improvements at Lamar are to accomodate students already in the school systems who will be moving up when construction is Voters living in the following New Braunfels school district area will vote at the following school precint locations Trustee District Lone Star Prim ary School at 144 Hidalgo Trustee District Seele Elementary School at 540 Howard Trustee District New Braunfels Middle School at 659 Guenther Trustee District Lamar Primary School at 240 Central Trustee District New Braunfels High School at 2551 Loop 337 See the accompanying map to determine precinct areas and voting Local officers investigating death of man Comal County Sheriffs Depart ment officials are still investigating the death of James Hamer Frizzell of San Antonio who died Wednesday in a Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz said died of massive burns and smoke inhalation while apparent ly burning brush near the Fischer Hoherz released the name after family members identified a watch and ring belonging to the man and following examination of dental Frizzells wife reported him miss ing Tuesday night but the body was not discovered until about 9 Monday by Comal Deputy Ed An autopsy ordered by Justice of the Peace Howard Smith revealed the man actually died of burns and smoke Earlier reports indicate Frizzell had a history of high blood pressure and Justice of the Peace Howard Smith See Page 2A Conflicting stories cloud investigation OKs workers comp bill AUSTIN AP State lawmakers moved a step closer to revamping the Texas workers compensa tion system as a Senate committee approved that would raise benefits and require employees to carry die Action by the Economic Development Commit tee on the two bills by Bill Hobby came Thursday after the State Board of Insurance approved a 22 percent increase in workers comp insurance rates and berated special interests that take advantage of the Everyone is abusing the said board member Richard Reynolds of Flower Board member Jo Ann Howard of Austin described the current nofault insurance designed to compensate injured employees as a quagmire dominated by and The new upping premiums by approxi mately will go into effect no later than The two bills by Hobby would raise weekly ben efits from to and phase in mandatory comp coverage by 1995 for all employers that have four or more But critics of Hobbys plan say it will deprive workers of a basic right a meaningful jury trial in disputed comp claims and it would set a specific schedule on what an injury is regardless of how it affects the In the middle of the fray are Hobby and Carl Parker of Port who has cowritten an alter nate reform plan with Kent D that is preferred by labor and by attorneys See Page 2A Conflicting stories have clouded an incident which occurred around 10 in which a 3yearold boy sustained severe eye Latest reports indicate a New Braun fels Utilities truck was according to Bob general mana ger of Ryan Thomason sustained severe injuries to an eye when a projectile struck the windshield of the vehicle in which he and his mother were Confirmations now conclude a New Braunfels Utilities employee was on call the night of the incident and was driving an NBU service truck which was white with blue The believed to be a was not thrown from another vehicle See Page 2A Kmart gathering goods for holiday distribution Official to probe massacre of priests SAN El Salvador AP The ambassador said today he will personally investigate the brutal massacre of six Jesuit and he offered protection to any witnesses who come forward to Hours after the killings uniformed security officers raided a Lutheran Church office and arrested 12 missionary including four a Canadian consular offi cial Also sporadic fighting was reported six days after leftist rebels launched their biggest offensive in a 10yearold civil Ambassador William Walker said the United States is pressuring the rightwing government of Presi dent Alfredo Cristiani to investigate the killings of the six Jesuit their cook and her Walker offered protection to citi zens providing He also said in an I will try to find and solicit the testimony of people who are or who claim to be He said he planned to contact offi See Page 2A The New Braunfcls Kmart depart ment store will be giving away 20 turkey dinners Tuesday as it partici pates in a national program of disti buting food to the The local Kmart is planning to dis tribute 20 baskets of consisting of a veget and pumpkin Yvonne personnel man ager for the New Braunfels said the store will be working with the New Braunfels Community Sevice Center in distributing the The Community Service Center is selecting 20 needy families to give the baskets Desfosses People need to apply at the community center to be eligible for the The Com munity Center has alway picked out people who we feel are very deserv and it makes us feel good that we could Kmart stores across the country are participating in the project and are giving away more than turkeys across the United The program has been in existence since and the New Braunfcls Kmart has been given away 20 baskets each Desfosses said that the store picks up the bill for the bread and Sec Page 2A Packing up for a good cause Members of the Qruene Kountry Club last went conducted a dooHodoor solicitation for food to fill the Bank Packing up the more than 400 items collected frpm Club Secretary Michelle Parliamentarian Coby Basse ancj Food Drive Chairman Janet by Volunteers lining up to help Cheer Fund The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Cheer Fund would not be a success without the help of munity donations and Members of New Braunfels Fire Fighters Association not only donated to the drive Thurs day but also volunteered to help pack and deliver baskets on The drive was kicked off earlier this week and has a goal of ing Christmas dinners fo 200 fami lies in the A total will be needed to purchase items to fill the Christmas The administrative costs are paid by the newspaper and volun teers provide all the labor to pack age and deliver the Christmas baskets each Each year since the news paper has sponsored the drive to provide a Christmas dinner to the less fortunate in the area who might not otherwise enjoy a holi day That first the drive netted and spent to provide baskets to 60 The drive has grown and now provides baskets to 200 families in the This a goal of See Page 2 Keep the jackets and umbrellas handy through the Today will be cloudy and cool with a chance of The high will be 56 dropping to an overnight low of The cloudy and cool conditions will continue through the There is a chance for rain and temperatures will be in the upper 50s for highs and mid 40s for Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Rolling Oaks Mall will start the holiday season Saturday with a list of activities including the arri val of a snowman building contest and snow Santa will arrive at 10 as See ZA