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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 17, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Iraqi peace overture may harden wartime See Page 7A Unicorns maker big splash in first district swim See New Braunfels 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Twentyseven girls participating in Young Woman See Pago 1B Sunday 1991 75 Three 40 Pages Stammtisch Offices closed City of New Braunfels offices will be closed during the Presi dents Day holiday The Sanitation Department will be picking up garbage as regularly Canyon Music Boosters Jim associate direc tor of bands at Southwest Texas State will be guest speaker at the Canyon Music Booster meeting He will discuss collegiate music programs in general and then address specifi cally the music opportunities and scholarships available at Williamson has been at SWT since 1987 and director of the Bob cat Marching In he teaches graduate and undergradu ate music education courses and serves as recruiting coordinator for the Department of The program will begin at 7 in the Canyon Middle School The regular business meeting will not be All interested parents and students in the New Braunfels area are invited to Refreshments will be For more informa call Joan Jelley at Blue Ribbon Gala Tickets for Blue Ribbon Gala sponsored By County Junior Livestock Associa will be late this Brehm New BraunTelffand Franks Western Wear in New Kanz Feed Store in Sal tier and Bulverde Lumber and area FFA students also will The dance is March 9 at Wursthalle from 9 to 1 with music by Clay Blaker and the Texas Hon Graduation party All parents of Canyon Middle School eighth graders are invited to an eighthgrade graduation party planning meeting Wednesday at in the For more call Terry Gene Elliott at Art demonstration Jan Douglas Bish of New Braunfels will be demonstrating in acrylic at the next New Braunfels Art League meeting Tuesday at the Arts 646 Walnut His paintings and penandink drawings of New Braunfels scenes are well known in this but his BishArt has captured the atmo sphere and feeling of locations around the world through his SM PIQ92A1 Good Day Today will start off foggy but that will bum off to reveal a mostly cloudy day and a 20 percent chance of The with south to southeasterly winds at 15 to 20 will reach the 70s There will be a 30 percent chance of rain tonight and Monday with a low tonight near 60 and a high Monday in die The chance of continues Tuesday through 1016C PEAR TV Roundup nets street dealers By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor In a countywide drug crSckdtfwn Friday more than a dozen street deal ers were arrested as the war on drugs continued in Comal Im tickled to said Sheriff Jack Bremer after the warrants were For close to three under cover officers from the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force bought drugs and worked cases on those persons arrested Officers from the Comal County Sheriffs Office and New Braunfels Police Department assisted in picking up the wanted per sons after Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Doc Blanchard issued the who is the project director of the multipolice agency task said the next step is to find the persons who supply the The more of these streetlevel dealers we apprehend the better opportunity were going to have to move up into the supplier he I think were very close to doing some things at the supplier Bremer said it takes some time for ma s cop Rubbing elbows with the under dealers and users is just another job for undercover narcotics officers who comb Comal County looking for a new target to I become one Of them as far as they said an undercover offic er with the Alamo Area Narcotics Task who will not be Im drinking beer with Im shooting with Whatever Im three of eltwws with alleged drug dealers tin Comal County paid off Friday for task force undercover officers when more than a dozen people were arrested on drug delivery In an interview with the Herald Zeitung one of the officers reflected on how he gets in with a drug Page 2A Its in the bag Police Officer Anthony Celli is surrounded by property recovered from alleged shoplifters The two persons arrested alletgedjy had stuffed the property in plastic garbage bags in the trunk of the vehi cle in which they were Photo by Stephanie Ferguson PoMce nab shoplifters rernaihs in the Comal County Jail ori shoplifting charges today after hewas arrested with a friend Fri day allegedly stashing more than worth of stolen property in a Lahcc and San dy Marie were arrested around by New Braun Jels Officer Anthony Celli in the 1000 block of Interstate Luvious was wiffi thc7t over under and no driv ers He remains in the Comal County Jail in lieu of post ing a Lavan was released from jail after posting a bond on a charge of Class B Celli said he received a tip that Lucious and Lavan were allegedly shoplifting from several Braunfels i S The two were arrested shortly exiting the Kmart store on Interstate According to more than worth of various items and clothes were found The items were in plastic garbage sacks in the trunk of the 1978 Celli City plans little in Formal presentation Flanked by New Braunfels High School ROTC Terra Lynn Debner and her father await her turn to be presented as a 1991 MidTexas Symphony The annual Debutante Ball was Saturday night at the New Braunfels Civic Following the the Paul Ellzondo Orchestra provided dance Photo by Erik Karlsson ByKATHRYNSCHOEMER Staff Writer Not many changes will take place in the 1991 preliminary budget according to city City Manager Paul Grohman pro jects a million budget compared to last years adding that most of that increase is the result of State sales taxes continue to be the largest revenue for the generat ing Property taxes fol low that figure with according to city budget There hasnt been any radical changes because its more of a budget of refinement than implemen he Public safety costs are the largest budget growing by per Grohman believes they still have an inadequate number of police and criminal Another significant change is the 5percent costofliving raise for all city employees which will increase the budget by approximately 5 per he Only percent of those funds will be put aside for employee while percent will be donated to a merit pool for out standing he But the 41cent tax rate remains the We still continue to have one of the lowest tax rates of all full service Grohman Richard New Braunfels Director of said city officials didnt want to make any radical changes in the budget until they saw how the recession affected sales Were being conservative on our projections because the recession makes the citys numberone revenue totally Burdine A recession could restrict people from traveling to other making tourism more popular in New Braun he Other budget figures were as fol lows general administration costs grew planning costs increased by public works slightly rose less than 1 per the Parks and Recreation Department grew percent and library funds rose Chamber boasting a successful 1991 drive By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor Total amount of new membership dollars paid to the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce this year is expected to reach as soon as the annual drive for new members The membership which ran this year from produced 133 new members and at least in new member Despite a soft the Cham ber of Commerce had its most suc cessful membership drive in recent said Chairman of the Board Manard New members will bring the total Chamber membership to The Chambers goal this year was to recruit 125 new Since membership in the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is unusually large for a city its it is difficult to recruit new members because the easy sales have all been said David chairman of the we feel we were successful because the Chamber continues to be effective in its eco Strickland arrested for DWI By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor A 24yearold New Braunfels man whose 1988 trial spurred a wave of controversy in the Hispanic com munity is back behind bars in San according to Bexar County Jail Wesley Strickland remains in the Bexar County Jail today after he was arrested Friday in San Antonio on a charge of evading arrest and driving while license He also was wanted for a parole board violation and remanded without Strickland also was wanted out of Guadalupe County on a charge of assault with bodily according to jail Strickland was sent to Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional formerly known as Texas Department of in early 1989 to serve a fouryear sentence in connection with the death of a San Antonio Ho was charged with failing to stop and render aid to Maria Blanco and Effie Mares after his car struck them on the Interstate 35 access road in New Braunfels in November Blanco died as a result of the The case was highly publicized when members of the League of United Latin American Citizens accused thenDistrict Attorney William Schroedcr of being pre judiced against Schroeder had recommended probation for who was His victims were A plea bargain was reached in 1988 and Strickland was sentenced to four years in He was on parole when he was arrested Friday in San Strickland previously has been convicted on two DWI
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