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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 75 Cents 13 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Zcituno m Home of Burr December 1991 Three 48 Pages Police make an arrest in murder case I Inrbor remembered By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A New Braunfels man remains in the Comal County Jail in lieu of post ing a bond following his arrest of allegedly murdering a former city of New Braunfels according to pol ice Reginald a longtime New Braunfels resident who currently lists a San Antonio was arrested in connection with the May 1991 stabbing death of Ronald said Police Chief He has a long history of said Investigator Basel Boatright who is heading up the It is still possible we will make another arrest of another Nicholes came to New Braunfels to turn himself in Friday afternoon after being telephoned by Boatright a former city maintenance employee was found dead in his home in the 200 block of Meusebach near the Comal toy friends who had come to pick him ijp for An autopsy perforrrfed by the Tra vis County Medical Examiners Office determined that Snell died of multiple stab wounds and suffered a blow to the officials Snells murder wasl the first homi cide of 1991 in New Nicholes was arrested on a warrant issued by Municipal Court Judge David who also set the There is also a pend ing theft charge against Nicholes for which he is awaiting Boatright The investigation into the case will Boatright Right now we are considering every Boatright added as a Nicholes may be held without bond if his probation is Residents coming together to fight for improvements By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer Poor street badly patched pavement and suspicious activities around a dead end on New Braunfels west side have brought some close knit neighbors together to seek imme diate improvements from the And although their ihain concerns are the group will also consid er organizing toy watch for criminal mischief in their I live in a nice said Lydia Lagu a resident on a deadend street in the West Im not saying this part of town is that But it is bad if you make if youre scared to do anything about Lagunas and others are currently scheduling a meeting with staffs of the New Braunfels Safe City and the city of New Braunfels to address their neighbor hoods A date has not yet been The organized effprt to get Chapa involved was spurred last week dur ing a District 1 town meeting when city officials were seeking input on a possible capital improvements bond At the meeting many resi dents living in the west side of town aired concerns of being neglected by the Residents also expressed concern about juvenile crime ijn the West I wasnt aware uiat the problem was as bad as they it and maybe we do need to look at a Dis trict 1 Council Membk Ramon Chapa said I really hate to see two or three bad apples make it bad for everyone but maybe this is one avenue we can Lagunas and neightior George Rod riguez said the residents take care of each exchanging calls about suspicious They said unfa miliar teenagers sometimes looking into yards and loitering at the abandoned railroad tracks just beyond the dead If everybodys to go somebody stays home and watches the rest of the Rodriguez Stella who organized the neighbors and lives around the See Page 2A people commemorate the veterans By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Downtown New Braunfels was filled with patriotic music and speeches Saturday as about 100 people turned out to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl It doesnt seem like 50 years said Pearl Harbor s u r v i vo t Robert who spoke to the crowd on Main If we can keep the spirit up in A rh e r i everything will be Under a drizzling rain the activi ties began with a parade that began at Lodge at The parade proceeded urjn Seguin Avenue to the Main Plaza Partici pating were the1 Comal American Legion Post 179 colors and Pearl Harbor Texas National Guard troops and New Braunfels Middle School Marine ROTC colors and veterans and ladies auxiliar ies and police and fire See Page 7 A At trie Main the Lewis Church gave the fol y perfortnancfis Ilinton desig May Braunfels Middle School the featuring Brandt read a proflanu rating Pearl Harbor or Protem Ramon Chapa deliv a Harbor Day Onlthis day died for our were eight battleships were 10 other vessels sunk and 188 planes were destroyed as the Japanese aircraft bombed and torpedoed the Hawaiian mili tary complex known as pearl Har Chapa always be prepared to defend freedom but let us also remembertijat the best road to follow is the one of The 21gun salute Was delivered s at 11 55 to correspond with the exact moment of As the parade passesby SeainjKarl at left Kenneth right and Joshua show their patriotic Approximately 100 people turned out for the ceremonies on Main Plaza Saturday that commemorated 50th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II Photos by Bill Ervin Hawaii The names of Pearl Harbor vivors were read by retired Army Fred spoke about the importance of maintain ing a strong We cannot remember Pearl Harbor unless we remember the cause with a stronger army theJapanese never would have attached1 Lingner You musttnever allow the United States of America to be a paper tiger A closing benediction was given by the Robert OHara of Holy Family Good Dav Alternative water plan may flow to an end It will be sunny and cool today with a high temperature around 65 Tonights low will dp down to a temperature of about 39 For more weather infor mation see page Inside 3A DEAR TV By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer The general manager of a non profit corporation that wants more and inexpensive water in prob lem areas of Comal County said Saturday he is not optimistic that they will receive the needed funds to get David general manager of the Canyon Lake Water Supply Cor said he does not have high hopes for an engineering study grant from the Texas Water Development He expects to receive an answer on the grant On December the since we have no county support from the Commissioners I truly believe that this thing will be dead in the said who is also president of WW Water Company in the Sattier County Judge Carter Casteel said members of the Commissioners Court still have several questions about the nonprofit corporation that must be answered before they can support The main question is why the cor porations current plan does not include supplying water to the Bulverde which has experienced a quality and quantity problem with she The plan that the com missioners have seen includes upgrading the water supply around Canyon Lake and at Wallaces As county were compelled to look at not only but Spring Fis cher and Bulverde Casteel Wallace said the corporation has in fact agreed to include VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS ARE PANCIN6 IN AW 17 shopping days to Christmas Congressman fields environment questions By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer A crowd of about 70 people packed the Comal County Com missioners Courtroom on Friday to give Ljamar Smith their thoughts on everything from the capital gains tax to Although no single topic domi nated the lunchhour the issue of taxes came up several and Smith repeated his anti tax Several citizens said they were concerned that antitax rhetoric was not living up its Although President Bush prom ised no new weve had nothing but new said coun ty resident Evelyri And retired New Braunfels businessman Charlie Walker told Smith he was a little concerned with your voting record as far as spending Smith responded that I have yet to meet a tax I He said he wants to cut the nations capital gains We just cant go on forever with the highest capital gains tax in the Several citizens raised the topic of the and some said they want more government back ing of recycling They wampus to recycle yet they dont want to compensate us for remarked Kate who said the government should pay citizens for recycled goods instead of citizens paying the gqyerpinent to take Smith her the reason for that is theres not the demand for those recycled materials Walker also thanked Smith for responding to the concerns of citi zens who want to keep Lafarge and its subsidiary from burn ing and storing hazardous waste at its local cement After the Smith said he has written to the Environmental Protection Agency with his con cerns about the Lafarge Asked if he opposes Lafarges he answered that he is con but is waiting for the com pletion of a study on the matter by the Southwest Research When that study is released in early 1992 by the Southwest Research then I think well be in a better know ing what our next step he Smith Casteel said she is inviting the group to appear before the Court in a workshop session to provide the com missioners with more If it gets off the the corpo ration would be a cooperative owned and managed by its customers water companies and subdivisions and would aim to supply treated water 2A Cheer Fund drive mounts New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer Fund drive now has raised The goal of the drive is to raise money to provide Christmas dinners to local residents who are less Daily updates of how much money has been contributed will appear in the Herald until the delivery Latest contributors are James and Carolyn Dorothy and Wallace Michael and Claudette Elks Ladies Homer Victoria Bank and Dorothy and
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