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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE flfflpy 25 Cents Friday July 1991 179 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of of Thlbodaux One 16 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Fabian Caballero Nor tna Danny Bryan Mary Jim David Anthony Cabello Irene Barbara Dawn Panter muehl and Priscilla Celebrating a birthday Aaron Valera Walters and Myra Ruth Celebrating an anniversary and Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Republican men Republican Mens Club of Comal County will meet July 30 at Guadalupe Valley Telephone 100 FarmtoMarket Marshal Bill Jonas will be the guest All members are urged to For more informa tion call Charles Billings at Seniors fundraiser After six weeks of collecting a host of items the senior citizens are ready to have their big garage sale all day Saturday and Sunday at the new Senior Citizens Center on Landa Profits will benefit the Senior Citizens Candidate forum Candidates running for the New Brauhfels Independent School District board of trustees will parti cipate in a forum 7 July 30 at The Education 430 Mill The forum will be hosted by the New Braunfels chap ters of the Texas State Teachers Association and the Texas Associ ation of Professional Dan comsumer reporter for KMOL will be the mod Friends for Rivers Local environmental Friends for Rivers will sponsor a forurn July 30 at Victoria Bank and Trust 1000 Walnut Rebecca associate director of public rela tions for the Texas Nature Conser vancy will be the guest Steak supper The Eagles Hall monthly steak supper and dance is slated for tonight beginning at Sounds of Country will perform at the Cost is per Defensive driving SCHERTZ The Schertz Senior Citizens will offer a defen sive driving class July The class will be from 8 to 5 Call for more information or to sign up for the course before July Book sale Pack up those books from spring cleaning and donate them to the Friends of the Dittlinger Memorial Library annual book The book sale is slated for 4 and Take books to the library at 373 Magazine or call 6293048 to make arrangements for them to be picked up at your For more information call the library at SM 2 Good Day Todays partly cloudy condi tions should yield a high in the mid90s and an overnight low in the Winds from the south cast at 1518 mph could persist through the bringing with them similar conditions coupled with a slight chance of afternoon Thurs days high in New Braunfels was 94 and the overnight low was For more weather please see Page Inside 3 DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Warrant issued in murder attempt By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A Comal County woman has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of her said Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriffs of the 1000 block of Rainbow Drive near Bulver de is expected to be arrested he Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Fred Stewart issued the arrest Donn Alan Walker was shot while he was mowing his back lawn in the Ridgeview Oaks West subdivision with a riding He was struck from behind with a small caliberbul let and transported to Medical Center Hospital by Airlife Xrays indicated that the projectile may be a 22caliber Criminal Investigator Carl Davis Doctors did not remove the bullet as it was in a nonlife threatening pos ition in a fatty area of the left Davis is continuing investigation of the Hoherz In other a Canyon Lake man has been arrested by Comal County Sheriffs Deputies on charges of evading escape and other out standing Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz Dwyne of the Grandview Bend area remains in the Comal County Jail in lieu of posting a bond of for the evading arrest charge and a bond for escape as set by Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Doc Other bonds include two bonds from Vic toria for bond forfeiture and failure to officials Cain allegedly evaded arrest when Deputy Larry Eppard was attempting to take him into custody him on the Victoria Hoherz He is also charged with theft over under for reportedly taking the deputys handcuffs when he allegedly Bond for that charge was set at by Forecast still holds slight chanee for rain The National Weather Services weekend forecast for the New Braun fels area calls for partly cloudy skies with a 30percent chance of afternoon showers or A high of 95 degrees and 15 mph south winds are Sunday through there will be a slight chance of afternoon show ers or storms with highs in the mid90s and lows in the About daytime and over night visitors are expected to visit New Braunfels this the average number for a nonholiday summer weekend with good The Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerces Convention and Visitors Bureau had an average of 480 tourist contacts through phone calls and walkins Monday through Thurs day this said bureau Director Jim Scheele 7V Ifcf kll Brush fire New Braunfels Fire Department employs its Brush 3 firefighting truck to extinguish a grass fire at midday Thursday on River onehalf mile past Opas Officials at the scene indicated a cigarette may have ignited the Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder Jury gives maximum sentence By ROBERT STEWART Stiff Writer A Comal County jury sentenced a New Braunfels man to the maximum sentence of ten years in prison and a Fine following his conviction on the third degree felony Thomas of the 200 block of Camp was convicted of theft over under in a scam to get money from elderly New Braunfels residents for unnecessary or poor quality home repair He was allowed to remain free on a appeal The case involved the home of Beatrice Harden of the 400 block of Perryrnan in New City Building Inspector Daniel Pentecost called the work done at the Harden home The jury did the right said District Attorney Bill Usually when a jury will use their common sense they will do the right In his summation to the Reim er told them that they didnt have to leave their common sense behind when they entered the Theres a pattern Acevedo used deception to get money from our senior Reimer No amount of patter or dance is going to take that Were looking for Reimer called Acevedo a thief and said that he never got a contrac tors license because he didnt want anyone checking his Defense Attorney Bill Schraeder argued that this type of case should be heard in a civil court instead of a crim inal Put this into the civil court but dont put this into a situation that a mans liberty is at he Schraeder also claimed that the How do scams work Ask questions before signing contracts By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The latest tactic used by hustlers attempting to take advantage of senior citizens in home repair scams is for the repair person to get the homeowners themselves to obtain a building permit for District Attorney Bill Reimer That way they can just say Im just contract the owner of the house is supervising the Reimer Reimer encouraged anyone seeking house repairs to get several estimates and check out contractors to see if they are Any legitimate contractor is going to get a building permit he If someone suggests that you should get the building permit for repair work on your home there may be a scam he Reimer said that there has been talk with the Police Department about establishing a Senior Citizens Advisory Council to check out contractors and situa tions before work is done on an elderly persons Senior citizens are assuredly not the only victims of confidence They seem to more of the traits which subconsciously the swindler seeks in a These traits may present anyone as a desirable mark or but they cause the elderly to be particularly vulnerable to certain of the more common according to a report from the Dal las Police Elderly persons appear to be the most vulnerable vic tims of confidence games because the ultimate concern of swindlers is how much money a victim Many elderly although living on a fixed have a large savings certificates of deposit or access to negotiable In order to prove theft in the case of a one needs only to establish the intent to deceive on the part of the defendant at the time the property was appro according to recent One of five forms of deception must be They are Creating or confirming by words or conduct a false impression of law or fact that is likely to affect the judgement of another in the and that the subject does not believe to be Failing to correct a false impression of law or fact that is likely to affect the judgement of another and that the suspect previously created or Preventing another from acquiring information likely to affect his judgement in the Selling or otherwise transferring property without disclosing a other legal impediment to the Promising performance that is likely to affect the judgement of another in the transaction and that the suspect does not intend to The intent is determined by showing the victims consent was induced by one of the five forms of Anyone offered services like home repair should take their time and discuss the matter with family or trusted friends before getting The Planning and Zoning Department of the city of New Braunfels can be called at 6253425 to confirm that a person is a licensed defendant was not given the chance to make good on a guarantee of his Senior citizens have a right to a dignified lifestyle and to be protected from having their life savings Reimer He said that Acevedo was a preda tor who went through town like a hunter looking for In the punishment phase of the Officer John Villareal testified to the dishonest character of the He was not crossexamined by the SAFE seeks to enlist media in fiht By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor Board members of Securing a Future Environment are once again asking Lafarge and Systech corpora tions to back down from seeking per mits to store and bum hazardous But this time the board is soliciting the help of the national media to help put the pressure on Lafarge and its subsidiary Systech Environmental said Paul SAFE board The way we see is this is going to bring some light to the fact that this fight isnt Pennington We think its a national story A threepage letter addressed to Michel plant manager of the Lafargeowned Balcones Cement was mailed Thursday and copies were circulated to national news print and broad cast and state and national What were hoping to do by notifying the national media is to bring to the limelight that this is a national Pennington These cement companies are trying to muscle in and exploit the softness of small towns and their lack of sophistication as a way to ram these projects down the throats of these While under a temporary self imposed Lafarge and Systech corporations are seeking per mits from the Texas Water Commis sion and the Texas Air Control Board to store and burn hazardous waste as fuel at the Balcones Cement Plant located outside of New While Senate Bill passed during the last Texas could stop Lafarge and Systech from their state agencies and officials currently are analyzing the bill to determine the true The letter sent Thursday can demonstrate genuine resolve to be a good neighbor by withdrawing SAFE is appeal ing to you to take a brave and honor able step in withdrawing and thereby gaining true respect from the To do otherwise could have grave and irreversible influence on future rela tions with our In view of the massive local to con tinue would show a complete lack of sensitivity to your employees who make their homes SAFE requests a reply on behalf of all the people of New Braunfels by noon On 1 SAFE will call a press Pennington There are three possible answers that Lafarge can he One is they can If they withdraw the press conference will be a IftKey Were not going to withdraw we have some very specific things planned at that press conference that will be most interesting to the Third thing is they can do If they do nothing well do the same thing any he While Michel Edmont was unavail able for Reggie representing Systech said both corpo rations want to continue with the We consider this letter unfortu we do not he and Systech are con fident that once all the information is public that the people of New Braun fels will have their questions answered and their concerns addressed and accept the Right now were in the midst of an information and education The defense put Acevedo on the stand to say that he had never been convicted of a Acevedo faces two more indict ments involving other home repair On Sunday Take a look at the ballots of the upcoming city and statewide elections slated for 10 on 1Bof Sundays Herald Read about the issues and the confusions involved with the
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