Friday, February 26, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Herald February Serving Comal County Home of Barbara Martens 71 Dally SO Sunday 75 cents Unemployment rises But region is leading state in job growth By GARY CARROLL HeraMZeKung Unemployment in Comal County rose 1 percent between December and according to figures released this week by the Texas Employment Despite the recent the San Antonio metropolitan which includes Comal surpassed Dal Port Worth and Houston to lead the state in job growth in Comal County contributed to the success of the area by increasing the number of jobs by according to Alfred See page 2 Pregnant woman found dead By GARY CARROLL and GREG MEFFORD HeraMZeKung CANYON LAKE Comal County law enforcement officials are trying to determine the identity of a pregnant woman whose nude body was found here The darkhaired estimated to be approximately 19 to 25 years of was dis covered at about on north Cranes Mill according to Detective Sergeant David Ott of the Comal County Sheriffs A county road crew dumping brush in the area found the body laying up about 50 or 75 feet from the Ott The woman was tied up and a rope was found around her Ott The body was transported by Zoeller Funer al Home to the Travis County Medical Exam iners office for an Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Curly Smith said Friday the autopsy report revealed the cause of death as but that the woman was tied up after her Smith also said the autopsy revealed that the woman was three months Officials arent certain how long the body had been at the site because of recent but Chief Deputy Elwood Hoherz said inves tigators dont believe the homicide occurred at the It looked like but it probably had been within 48 Ott Ott said officials had no suspects in the case Thursday At this we are still looking for the Ott Hoherz said officials were alerting other law enforcement departments of the details of the Weve got an allpoints teletype out to all departments to see if theyve got a missing per And were taking fingerprints to see if hes been handled Hoherz A special request will be made to the FBI for assistance in speeding up the identification Hoherz We dont have a lot to Hoherz Trustees give Sohn top marks By GARY CARROLL HeraldZettung The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees gave General Manager Bob Sohn top marks saying Sohn is a long term visionary who saved rate payers millions of NBU Board Vice President Robert Orr said Sohns leadership has been greatly appreciated over the past The unanimous agreement of the board was that NBU is very well Orr Sohns review came at theend of the boards monthly when it convenes to review the financial activity of the previous According to reports from the general manager and NBU the utility has been operating con sistent with its During the the board approved a contract between itself and Newks Tennis Ranch outlin ing the procedures for a sewer connection to be made from the city to the tennis Newks is under consideration for annexation by the city of New as is T Bar M Tennis which would make the city responsible for providing the utility service to the offi cials According to attorney John T Bar M has not yet signed their sewer connection due to a lack of legal counsel and some questions regarding the Dierksen did say the agreement between Newks and NBU had been preliminarily approved by the T Bar M has finally retained legal Dierksen We had seriously been trying to get this thing ready for but it just didnt work The NBU board may call a spe cial session to approve the T Bar M agreement if the details between NBU and T Bar M are worked Both agreements could appear on the city council agenda March Board Trustee Skip Stratemann made a poirtt to let See page 2 p Bracken firefighters tackle a structure fire on Sierra Drive near Highway 1863 Thursday The structure a service shed caught fire during an automotive repair Firefighters con tained the protecting the nearby house of the The shed was totally Photo by Sex ed meeting attracts hundreds By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZehung An estimated 500 teachers and patrons of the Comal Independent School Dis trict showed up last night at a meeting to discuss pending sex education The message was very said Jeff Wentworth said speakers at last nights called by CISD Superintendent Joe made it clear they preferred to maintain CISDs sex respect program and leave the majority of sex education to Rogers called the meeting to get input from district patrons on pending which eludes recommendations of the Adolescent Pregnancy and Par enthood Advisory Council for spe cific instruction on body parts and sexual liv ing together without homosexuality and The council recommended the curriculum for students from ages 6 to While he felt schools should provide education on AIDS and venereal Rogers said he did not think schools should instruct how to put on a con who attended the meeting at the invitation of said afterwards that he felt confident the primary right of parents to instruct their children in sex education will be upheld by the He said most likely APPAC would this year APPAC was originally organized to address the problem of teenage pregnancy in the The pending legislation marks APPACs second since Wentworth said it had nothing further to offer the state on this since the proposal seems likely to Director pitches voters league By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZettung About 75 county residents were present Thursday to hear League of Women Voters state director Evelyn Bonavita describe the leagues benefits and options are for local Our members choose the subjects we they deter mine what consensus is after we study Bonavita do the voter services which is what a lot of people know about the league the vot er voters can didate candidate Bonavita said one of the most important things about LVW was its Darlene a local orga will select and publicize a meeting place for the next gath slated for March The San Marcos director who will be acting as an advisor to the Comal County LVW will be at that meeting to help organize the provisional Anyone interested in more information should contact Hicks i at Commissioners hear proposal on metropolitan planning By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZettung Comal Countys proposed participation in the San Antonio Metropolitan Planning Organization dominated a Thursday work shop session of the Comal County Com missioners The SAMPO consists of the city of San Antonio and participating surrounding urban The organization is responsible for the distribution of million in trans portation It reviews and selects candidate projects from the partic ipating cities for New Braunfels is not a SAM PO member and competes with 12 other cities or urban such as Kerrville and Canyon for million in state funds for transportation If New Braunfels chooses to be part of the first opportunity for funds would be in since selections and final decisions are currently being made through County Judge Carter Casteel expressed her concern that participation in a which consists primarily of San Antonio would not be in the best interests of Comal During the audience participation portion of the workshop Dean own er of a New Braunfels highway tion encouraged commissioners to consider the possible benefits of the SAM Word said he was not favoring either but did feel there may be benefits to the SAMPO that were not obvious at first Also during the workshop the See page 2 Index Stammtisch On Sunday 6 WATER Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Race Joe Bryan Michael Marietta Ricketts and Louis Roberts Saturday birthday wishes to Bob Bill Lyla Hockanadel and Ericka Chelsea Anniversary wishes go to Dennis and Molly Kandy and David Robert and Connie Raul and Emma and Jeff and Veronica Belated birthday wishes go Robert Flugrath and Allan Belated Anniversary wishes to Irroa and Raymond Tastes of the Town The theme for the 1993 Tastes of the Town is An Afternoon at Mardi The event will be held from noon to 3 and 58 Sunday at The Childrens Tickets are for adults and for Chil drens tickets are for the first session but for chil dren may spend the 48 at the Pizza and Playtime with pizza provided by Call 620 0939 for Tickets are available at The Chil drens Continued on page Season in review Coming this a look back at the New Braunfels Unicorns school record 267 basketball sea son See page B1 In the Sunday edition For Home Delivery in New Braunfels and Comal Call 6259144