New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 17, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 17, 1989

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Issue date: Sunday, December 17, 1989

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Government criticizes group on car seat study WASHINGTON AP A federal safely official says a consumer group is misleading the public by criticizing child safety scats when in fact they are the single most effective safety device ever developed for an Page 11A CHS takes 2nd at own tournament For the local high school basketball the 1989 Canyon Classic was a complete The host Cougarcttcs won the girls bracket with Smithson Valley while the Canyon boys placed second and New Braunfcls See Page 13A New Braunfels Youngsters send wishes to the North Pole Local second graders have forwarded their letters to Santa Claus to the IleraldZeitung so others can sec whats on their wish lists before the letters arc sent to the jolly fat man at ihc North q See Page 1B 26 707 Lancia New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Sunday December 1989 50 Cents Three 46 Pages A frigid cold front which in the area brings with it a percent chance of light rain or sleet changing to light rain this No freezing precipitation Highs iwjll be in the upper 30s and the northeast at 10 Tonight wijl be cloudy and not quite as cold with a 20 percent chance of rain and a low of 33 Monday should bring mostly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of rain and a in the upper Emergency district denied Voters downed a proposed emergency services district for a por tion of Comal County Saturday by a 53vote margin of 338 against and 285 in Favor of the County Clerk Rosic Boscnbury said the votes will be canvassed and become official Thursday during the Comal County Commissioners The proposal had been touted as a means to upgrade and improve equip ment and services for residents in por tions of County Commissioner Pre cincts 1 and If a taxing district have formed to provide a stable tax base upon which volunteer ambulance and fire services in the rural area could build a Proponents of the proposed district said the volunteer services in that area needed to buy new equipment and hire fulltime regular employees in order to protect persons and property They noted that money received from Comal County each year was not enough to keep operations updated and Additional funding for the services relied on membership and fundraising Larry president of the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Depart said population in the area was growing at a rapid rate and volunteer emergency service organizations arc strained to the limit to provide Estimates show that up to persons live in the area which would have been A tax of from 3 to 10 cents per 100 valuation could have been imposed on property in the areaand some esti mates said the actual tax imposed ini tially would have been about 4 cents per making property valued at cost per Critics of the proposal said once the district had been residents would have little or no say in the amount of future tax Some said taxing property for an emergency services district was a hidden tax increase because the organiza tions already receive Comal County tax the measure would mean double Man convicted in taped beating 8 shopping days to Christmas Inside CITY 1013B DEAR A TV CORPUS CHRISTI AP A New Braunfcls man was sentenced to six years in prison for the videotaped assault of a former Jesse Valdcz Rojas was found guilty Thursday of aggra vated In addition to the sixyear jurors recommended a plus restitution to the had claimed that the Trisha attacked him first and that he suffered adjustment prob lems arising from a combat tour in During the trial before State District Judge Manuel jurors were shown a videotape Rojas made that showed him kicking a partly shaved woman who was crying for help and begging him not to hit The beating occurred last August in a room at a Corpus Christ Moore testified she thought who she had known for five was a very kind someone who had his life in On the night of the she said Rojas twisted my body My face and forehead he rammed into the cement at the same lime placing handcuffs on me and telling me I was under arrest for assault ofa federal Rojas also wrapped her tape and shaved part of her she Rojas that Moore went to his room at the hotel when he opened the lunged at him and threatened to kill Sheriffs lieutenant stammtisch running for JP seat Eden Home invites the public to share the holiday spirit with the residents of Eden Home The home is host Ing the First Protestant Church Choir and the Covenant The choir will participate in the Advent Chapel Service at The Covenant an international repertory theater dedi cated to the word of will perform at in the Eden Home Main Dining Dont forget todays perfor mances of Amahl and the Night Visitors and 4 at First United Methodist Bert Neely of Southwest State University is directing JoAnn Lemnion is Every Monday and Colonial Manor is offering care givers who have loved ones at home some time off and that could be a blessing the week before If you care for ybur elderly loved ones at home and need time to run just your loved one may participate in Oma and Opa Days from 9 to 3 The service is Just call the center at 6257526 Monday through Friday and ask for Admi nistrator Joy Corry or Director of Social AgtivUjes Iris Bowden to There is no limit to the number of times Oma and Opa pay only require ment is they register each tithe before they come because space is i If ypur looking for a holiday gift aM would like to help worthy pause at the ap dont fprget MfiKenria Memorial Hospital Gift which has a large selection jf All profits the shop are used by the Hospital to help provide the best possible health care visit gift shop any weekday 9 pd 7 Page A Rudy a lieutenant at the Comal County Sheriffs has announced his candidacy for Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace on the Demo cratic Rubio said he intends to be a full lime Justice of the Peace and plans to begin an opendoor policy at that Rubio said he means to be highly available and visible to the citi zens he I pledge to the people of Precinct 1 and Comal County to implement an opendoor policy to answer any ques tions people may have in any situa Rubio I want to be a full time Justice of the having no outside interests to distract if I dont know the Ill know where to find Rubio said the duties of the job include anything from an acting as an inquest coroner to overseeing small claims court to issuing warrants and even performing wedding 1 want to do more than I claim the citixcns as priority Rubio He said the ongoing war against drugs will take a high priority in his plans to better serve the people of his precinct and Comal The big push is on fighting 1 have personally been involved in fighting the drug problems of Comal County for the past 11 years and pledge to continue fighting the battle in the courtroom when Im Rubio Rubio noted his background exper ience as tangible qualifications and his concern for the welfare of people as another factor in his eligibility to be The breakfast club Santa Claus made a surprise visit to the New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club Saturday as the club treated several area youngsters to an early morning meal and shopping spree in the downtown Juan Sanchez was just one of the children who received stockings as Santa brought good tidings to the Photo by Desmond Bostick Official blames bad banking for failure Rudy Rubio Justice of the I feel that with the experience I have investigating sui cides or questionable the experience I have in criminal my extensive knowledge of search and arrest I will be an extremely effective Justice of the Peace for all the people of Comal See Page 2A Hazardous banking practices killed the Canyon Lake according to a spokesman at the Texas Banking The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation closed the bank at Saltier and a branch office at Smiihson Val ley at 3 The Saltier branch was reopened at 9 under the name of Victoria Bank and TrustCanyon The Smith son Valley branch svill not be re Victoria Bank and Trust Regional Director Walker will assume responsibility at the Saltier location after the FDIC declared Canyon Lake Bank All accounts at both locations of the bank have been according to Cheryl Bennett of the The FDIC paid more than S12 million to Victoria Bank and Trust to assume responsibility of the insolvent A recent examination conducted by the Banking Commission office of Kenneth Littlcfield identified loan losses due to hazardous and liberal lending inefficient supervi sion of loans by the banks board of directors and selfserving credit to board members and entities related to owners of the according to the In losses of agricultural concerns and loans to real estate in the area were factors in closing the the Banking Department Shoppers urged not to become another statistic By MIKE CROUCH Staff writer Christmastime is the prime time for wouldbe with more people coming and going and keeping more valuables in their homes and automo and New Braunfcls city officials are asking people to not become another burglary Burglary statistics this month arc not but arc still a problem for the So far this month there have been 27 burglaries of homes and businesses in the according to police The December average for burgla ries is 38 this Decembers figure is expected to be December is one of the higher months for burglaries because there arc more said Don director of the Safe Ciiy See Page 2A All a loan Bankers group surveying public on home equity lending Texas is the only state in the coun try that does not allow a homeowner to take out a loan against the equity of his but he Texas Bankers Association is trying tQ change all TBA representatives are traveling Hate informing people about the home equity and hope to drum up enough support to propose an amendment to the Texas Constitution to the legislature in Alan vice pf the First City Bank in Corpus was in New Braunfels Thursday mak ing the TBAs pitch to local bankers arid See Page 2A Areas needy families benefit from Cheer Fund contributions Christmas baskets for the eighth annual New Braunfcls Ilerald Zeilung Cheer Fund will soon be packed up for delivery but the fund will continue to accept donations to pay for the The funds goal is to raise con tributions to fill baskets with Christmas dinner for 200 area fam ilies selected by the Community Service Any monies not used this year will be used to start next years The administrative costs arc paid by the newspaper and volun teers including members of the New Braunfels Fire Fighters Asso ciation and Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department as well as news paper staff members provide the labor to package 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 mjght 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 at least has been set to buy the goodies to fill those All of the taxdeductible contri butions are used to purchase the food items contained on the Cheer Fund shopping The admini strative and distribution costs arc provided by the IleraldZeitung and community In the contributions have exceeded the goal and provided a beginning balance to start the drive each This a balance of kicked off the annual ThefleraldZeitung will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each Donations arc tax deductible and may be made at the newspaper office at 707 For more information or to arrange for pickup of dona call Carol Ann Avery at The fund total today is with donations from See Page 2A ;

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