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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Houston seeks funds for GOP convention HOUSTON AP Civic leaders began bling today to raise the last million to fund Hous tons share of the 1992 Republican National Conven tion after party leaders chose President Bushs adopted hometown for the See Page 3 NB upsets South San for first district win The New Bruunfcls enjoyed a thrilling 6665 victory over South San to improve tb 12 in District Javier Esqucda made die game winner with two seconds and Isabel I Bustos had careerhighs of 16 points and I See Page 12 Texans mixed on A12 WASHINGTON AP Texas congressional delegation may decide it has bigger battles to fight this year than lopui its considerable influence behind salvaging the Navys A12 stealth attack See Page 14 New Braunfels KSTAVAIUBLBCOPV 80 Wednesday 40 707 New Texas 78130 USPS Ldtuno 5126259144 1991 25 Cents One 16 Pages wet weather with and rain is cxpccicd 10 hover over ihc area for several A high temperature today of 51 should drop to an overnight low of with conditions mir rored on Friday may sec decreasing cloudiness and a sunny Saturday could result in temperatures near Inside DEAR TV Srammtisc The New Braunfels Lioness Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on 14 at the Sizzler on Interstate The board of directors will meet at and lunch will begin at 11 The regular meeting will start at Persons who are taking care of youngsters who have a parent or parents or going Saudi Arabia are invited to call Joyce at 6299831 to talk about the possibility of foraiing a v group for the youngsters who may not be what is going Joyce is taking care of her 7yearold granddaughter whose mother is already over there and whose father is on his She thought it would be nice to have a gathering locally for persons who may need some emo tional support during this trying First United Methodist Church is sponsoring a blood drive 13 The South Texas Regional Blood Bank will be accepting donors from to 1 in Wesley which is easily accessible from the Mill Street parking lot of the Free cholesterol screening is avail able No appointment is but may be sche duled if you want by calling Cari Gray at New Braunfels High School Cheerleaders will have a halfday cheer clinic 18 at the NBHS gym from 8 to noon for stu dents in grades 3 and Fee is For more call Karen Forshage at 6206261 after The Circle Arts Theatre has held over the sale of its 1991 season offering an extended run of tickets through On sale at ChinanThings in Landa Shopping Center and Kristis on West San Antonio the pass provides admission to five productions for cost of Lineup for the 23rd season includes Crimes of He opening 31 Arsenic and Old April 4 Funny July 5 Noises Septi 12 and How he Wurst Was running during The pass is redeemable at all performances except Ben efit nights are the first Friday foi all shows except the summer mus with benefits for that performance the second and third This months Natures Way Building Bird sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation will be Thursday from 4 to 5 at picnic area 7A or at the Landa Recreaijon Center if the weathers which at this point it looks like it will Children ages 5 tg 14 will join Hie park ranger in making bird The children Kika de la Garza Conference will honor de la Garza Chosen Texan of the Year in the field of public affairs is Kika de la chairman of the Agricultural He will be so honored by the 25lh Texas Legislative announced general chairman Glenn The award will be presented J during a Texan of the Year Recep1 lion March 21 at the Civic Center in New The main thrust this Biggs will be the free trade agreement with Mex ico and the educational needs for Because Chairman de la Garza has played a key role in relations and has been a strong promoter of increased educational opportuni the award is especially appro priate this DC la Garza is a member of the See Page 2 Monument site chosen By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation board of directors approved a site in Landa Park Tues day for the construction of a monu ment recognizing the veterans of Comal New Braunfels City Council must accept the boards approval before the process of raising funds and building the monument Fred chairman of the Vet erans Memorial said the which is located in the parks arboretum across the street from Founders Oak is more than The committee originally asked for the memorial to be erected on Main The site selected Tuesday was its third We think that site would be fine but we would like to have a landscape architects rendering of what it would be like before any construction is started and we would like that to be approved by David the citys parks said board member Carl Its very impor tant that a landscape architect be employed to come up with a plan that is compatible with that who is a retired major of See Page 2 A New Braunfels Utilities employee feeds a Christmas tree into a shredder in Landa making mulch for city To date 907 trees have been shredded in the recycling an increase of 360 trees from last Photo by Erik Karlsson Three held in years 2nd drug bust C By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor New Braunfels Police Department is stepping up its war on drugs with the arrest of three local men Tuesday marking the second crack down of the Were going to keep increasing the said Police Chief Dick Headen hours after the The arrests were made at a house in the 200 block of Caddell Lane after police executed a search warrant around No one was reported injured during the In the Comal County Jail today bond were Gene of the 200 block of Cad dell Keith of the 200 block of Caddell and Shane Slom of the 300 block of East Coll All three men were booked into the jail on charges of pos session of marijuana over four Seized during the search were mar ijuana and several Headen New Braunfels police made their first drug arrest of the year 2 in the 1800 block of Michigan and arrested two New Braunfels charging them with possession of marijuana over four During that police used the newest member of the department Gritta the German who was able to sniff out marijuana stuffed in a gar bage Its just Headen Were starting to get more and more good Things are starting to click the department is Baker Aziz end talks after five hours GENEVA AP Secretary of State James Baker III held lengthy talks today with Iraqi Foreign Minis ter Tariq Aziz in a tense diplomatic bid to avert war that could follow next weeks United Nations deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Baker and Aziz met for about five hours in two then There was no immediate word on After a twohour morning the White House said the highlevel talks were but declined further characterization that might prejudice the Baker and Aziz resumed their criti cal discussions after meeting for nearly three more hours before breaking for a second With tensions rising and oil prices fluctuating with every the world sought a signal that therje might be a break in the impasse that has led the United States and its allies toward a desert showdown with In Saudi military for ces were buzzing with activity as the diplomats went to the And in President Bush issued an executive order that gives the military priority for any supplies it needs should hostilities erupt in the Persian Baker billed the session as a last chance for and he carried with him a letter from President Bush to Iraqs President Saddam Hussein warning of devastating consequences should Baghdad ignore the Aziz arrived in Geneva promising an open mind in what he hoped would be constructive but saying that Iraq does not yield to He once that the United States must be willing to discuss Middle East issues other than the 2 Iraqi invasion of After a perfunctory handshake across a long conference table cov ered by a dark blue Baker and Aziz began the highestlevel delibera tions between the United States and Iraq since Iraq conquered The meeting cleared one anxious hurdle when it didnt collapse in the opening Iraq said last week the meeting could be over in five minutes if Baker only intends to deliv er a letter from Bush demanding full withdrawal by next Tuesday See Page 2 Page 2 Reimers role draws i Achievement Medal By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer has been balancing his pro secutors job at home with his recent duty of helping activate soldiers head ing to the Middle For his efforts he was honored Saturday by the Department of the Army with the Army Achievement Theyre pretty Reimer said about the medalii I felt pretty good about Reimer received the medal Saturday from the officer heading up the Tex as National Guard Judge Advocate General while he wasassisting in acti vating persons in near Reimer is a major with the 49th Division of the Texas Army National Guard and serves with the the legal branch of the Roimer was first called to duty in late 1990 and has two months at Fort San Antonio and Austin assist ing in activating troops to the Middle He is responsible for assisting soldiers with drafting powers of attorney and other legal He also helps educate the troops on customs in Saudi Arabia and gives a legal briefing on the Uniform Code of Military The certificate Reimer received with the medal Major Reimer reported on active duly on short notice to provide legal assistance to deploy ing Desert Shield units and soldiers during a critical surge His dedi cation and efficiency enhanced the quality of legal assistance provided to deploying soldiers and reflects distinct credit upon Fort and the United States Reimer said his experience has been both frustrating and Sometimes its frustrating because youre being pulled away from your regular job and it puts extra pressures on your people around he See Page 2 Legislature facing familiar ills Gib Lewis easily wins record fifth term as House speaker AUSTIN AP The seeking lasting solutions to persistent convened in its 72nd regu lar session on Tuesday with leaders pledging to avoid raising taxes if at all Searching for additional state ensuring a fair school finance system and drawing political ly sensitive legislative and congres sional districts the lawmakers On the House stood solid ly behind Speaker Gib re electing him to an unprecedented fifth term despite his indictment on two misdemeanor ethics charges by a Tra vis County grand DFori has denied any The Senate said farewell to Bill who has presided over that 31meraber body for 18 and welcomed Bob who said he was ill with the flu and heading for a doctors who first won the speakers job in was elected without an The only lawmaker voting against Lewis was firstterm Republican Ted Kamel of Theres always something exhi larating about the opening of a new See Page 2 AUSTIN AP Gib Lewis said his election to an unprecedented fifth term as House despite being under indictment for alleged ethics was an emotional moment that made him proud of his It showed me a lot of courage on their and it showed me what type people weve got in the said DFort after being re elected on a 1461 vote The members of the Legislature are pretty strong They dont get and they dont get who is beginning his oar in the House and is the first person ever to win five twoyear terms as its I have operated in an atmo sphere of fairness and His election came even though he has been indicted on two misdemeanor ethics charges by a grand jury that prosecutors say is investigating lies between lobbyists and Lewis has denied any wrongdoing and said he will plead innocent to the charges of failing to report a gift from a San Antonio law firm and failing to dis close in a Fort Worth company on which the law firm allegedly paid some properly In Lewis pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge thai he failed to file financial disclosure statements required from stale and was fined The only lawmaker voting against Lewis was firstterm Republican Ted Karncl of I in good support a speaker who is under indictment on charges of violating the ethics laws of this Kamcl One of the most important issues facing the Legislature is the reform of our ethics and it would seem to me inappropriate for Lewis to preside See 2
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