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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY Walker sets sights on state championship in golf See 50 CENTS New Braunfels Herald 20 Pages In two sections Wednesday May Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of DICK HEADEN Vol 142 No 129 Inside Letters to the Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZertung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Hannelore Brotze Gladys Christensen James Onle James Toe Canyon Lake Art Guild sponsoring show The Canyon Lake Art Guild is sponsoring a Fine Arts Crafts Show on May 21 from 10 am to 5 The show will take place at the iBradley building on FM 2673 across from the post office in Sattler Booths are For more informa tion call Bunny at 210 9643002 Canyon Spring banquet on tap The Canyon Spring Sports Ban quet is scheduled for May 12 at 7 pjn in the CHS Commons Awards for die spring sports scholarships and athletes of the year will be pre sented Meal tickets are available at the CHS office with the cost being for adults and for students Tick ets should be purchased in advance Optimist Club to meet Monday May 16 The New Braunfels Optimist Club will meet Monday May 16 at Finkels Salad Bar Grill at pjn The guest speaker will be Keith Warren The Texas out doors columnist for the Herald Zeitung who has a program on KMOL channel four NB Letter Carriers seek food donations The New Braunfels chapter of the National Association of Letter Cam ers will host a food drive on Satur day May 14 to help stock food banks in New Braunfels Donations will be asked for in the form of nonperishable food in a sack near their mailboxes before mail is delivered on Saturday May 14 so that respective letter carriers may pick up donations on their routes City mayor Rudy Seidel pro claimed Saturday at Food Drive Day in New Braunfels Historic Landmark commission to meet The New Braunfels Historic Land mark Commission will hold their regular meeting on Thursday May 12 at in the New Braunfels Municipal Building Conference RoomC Among items to be discussed at the meeting are the nomination and election of officers update from the promotion committee on historic landmark articles consideration of other press opportunities and review and comparison of historic ordi nances For more information contact the city secretary at 6082100 Rosle y Los Muchachos to play Plaza NHes date The final concert of the Nites series will be held Thursday h ay 19 on the Plaza featuring Rosie y Los StMuntisch Qsmm community rtfrtttntt tiitint ptetfor tfvrt M tapptaiHgt Wt you CISD sets bond election By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal Independent School District trustees voted Tuesday night to put a million bond proposal on the ballot for Sept 10 The bond calls for the construction of three new intermediate schools cafeteria expansions library expansions and some electrical and mechanical renovations The bond proposal came from recommenda tions in a longrange facilities plan offered by the Long Range Facilities Study Committee and accepted by the board earlier in the meeting It is my opinion that a bond issue is the way to said board member Norman Gerlich It is a permanent solution to a permanent problem which is The bond issue and the school budget current ly under proposal are two different items said Abel Campos CISD finance director Campos said the bond issue if passed would not go into effect for the upcoming school year The final budget approval deadline for the 199495 school year is not until the last week of September Board member Tom Potter said that by calling for the bond election the board would be simply allowing the public to The CISD held a bond election in the spring of 1993 to build a new elementary in the Startzville area but that measure failed According the longrange plan growth pro jections estimate over students in the CISD by the year CISD Superintendent Jerry Major said Tuesday night that the district anticipates some 300 more students by this summer Debate preceding the bond vote centered on this growth and how to deal with it Douglas Kirk and Thomas Bruce voted against the bond proposal Kirk said the district could cut expenses and reiterated his proposal to do just that which he estimates could save some We do not operate at 100 percent said Kirk If we recognize that we could have downsizing of some We are in a situation where a little money sav ings arent going to solve the countered board President Jim Middleton dont think you go about funding little bandaid things that require a hospital to deal Added Potter How do you build mil lion worth of facilities by 1996 with million The need is so great you cant possibly cut that much The board discussed possible contingency plans in addition to the bond issue These dis cussions included yearround schools split sched ules and adding portable buildings and additions to current structures While splitschedules were ruled out the board decided yearround schools would be further dis cussed as would portables Middleton said immediate needs and situa tions would force the board to look at a contin gency plan in the event the bond issue failed Were looking at this as a contingency to get us through the year sort of said Middleton Kirk said the board needed further review of the other options We need to consider this thing with hard he said Lets do the homework Major said the administration had outlined several options and that the time had come for the board to take action or give direction to the administration You seven people are elected to make these kind of decisions I dont know how long the board wants us to come up with these things then you shoot them he said been faced with a board that doesnt want to take a THE CHASE is OVER photo by JOHN HUSETH Highway Patrol Trooper Ron McCoy retired after serving the Texas Department of Public Safety since Trooper Ron McCoy reflects on career with DPS By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Highway Patrol Trooper Ron McCoy has seen it all in Comal County and then some McCoy has been patrolling the streets of Comal County since September 1972 His days of patrol will end this week when he retires from the department McCoy 49 started his career in law enforcement in 1968 He immediately began working for the Texas Department of Public Safety after his graduation from the police academy His first job was in San Antonio from there he went to Sealy and then to Rosenberg He finally found his home when he was stationed in the New Braunfels office He has now worked his way up to the rank of Trooper 4 Back then a 20year man was paid the same as a man who came right out of said McCoy Since then the department has made different levels of troopers The promotions are based on written and oral exams To be a Trooper 4 a person must have 12 years of experience This level is for the career trooper who doesnt want to advance into a supervisory posi tion I have never worked in any other service but the highway patrol I have never had the desire of having the responsibility of being a supervisor I have enjoyed driving all of the highways in the county and visiting with the citizens of the said McCoy They are the ones who pay my salary buy my uni forms and our cars Over the years I have made lots of friends in the county and I have drank their coffee and ate their cookies and he said They have meant more to me than anything else I have placed more value in having the friendship of people in the county than working in a supervisory McCoy said the officer who trained him when he came to Comal County told him that it was important to spend time with people in the county He said You need to drive every road in the coun ty every day The people who pay your salary deserve the right to see you and to talk to said McCoy His job hasnt been easy according to McCoy He said he sometimes has to bring bad news to those friends he has met while on patrol One thing Ive done over the years is I have watched a lot of children grow up Ive watched them learn to drive and I have had to go out and work their wrecks I have had to go tell moms and dads that their children have been seriously hurt or said McCoy That is probably the worst part of the As far as dangerous situations McCoy recalled the time he chased a suspect all the way from Blanco to San Antonio There was a young man who had stabbed a woman and taken a car He was headed south on Dur ing the chase he sideswiped a car He never turned his head lights on I shot at his car eight times lefthanded I chased him to West Avenue We went through a 4 way stop on Bitters Road going 105 miles per hour We went three miles down the road and a lady pulled out in her car He hit her The car went in the air and came down on top of a said McCoy McCoy explained that the man continued driving went through a fence and hit a utility pole The sus pect only suffered a bloody nose People dont realize that when we are confronted with a situation it can be very violent and very seri he said Ive had many many chases Ive chased cars to Boerae and Johnson City Ive never been hit and Ive never been shot at but Ive been in several wrestling matches Its hard to understand the life of a peace McCoy plans to stay busy during his retirement He said he wants to do a little hunting outfitting contin ue to shoe horses and do welding and mechanical Some defendents dropped from Bungy lawsuit By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Several defendants named in a law suit filed by the owners of Bungy over Texas have been dismissed from the suit Jeanette Qrmond Larry Ormond Hensley and RJ Richardson were dismissed with prejudice as defen dants The order from the Dis trict Court states the dismissal is by agreement of all parties The suit also names Comal County the Comal County Sheriffs Office Preiss Heights Property Owners Asso ciation Inc Jim Williams and Daniel Moore as defendants Comal County Judge Carter Cas teel said the suit against the county might also be dismissed They defendants have suggested it might be dismissed We have told our attorney to proceed on negotia tions to do said Casteel Attempts to contact the owners of Bungy over Texas were unsuccessful as of press time The owners of Bungy over Texas have filed the lawsuit last summer The owners claimed their civil rights were violated while they were opening their business in 1991 The lawsuit was filed in the District Court of the Western District of Texas It was filed by Enter prises Robert Weedn Ray Bul lock and RayHariow The original lawsuit states the plain tiffs are seeking punitive damages in the maximum amount authorized by law Damages claimed to be incurred are back pay lost wages lost business earnings cost of security injury to real and personal property medical expenses outofpocket expenses and attorneys fees Other damages also include impair ment to reputation personal humilia tion mental and emotional distress indignation fear intimidation frus tration anguish embarrassment and pain and suffering Registration under way for fourth annual river clean up By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Registration is currently under way for the fourth annual Upper Guadalupe River Cleanup Saturday Although the name states Upper River this is the first time that the Upper River Canyon Lake and Low er River will all be cleaned at the same time The cleanup will begin at and continue until A dinner at Canyon Park will begin at fol lowed by a speaker forum Deirdre Hisler coordinator of the cleanup said volunteers are needed for all aspects from water cleanups to those done along the banks Divers are needed as well as people with trucks to haul trash from centralized dumpsters It would be nice to be able to get people who are willing to help the div ing clubs from the she said Hisler said any person wishing to join the cleanup call 210 4382656 Persons need to be registered so they can be assigned an area and numbers can be gathered for the picnic follow ing Hisler said each person will be able to work where they want Coordinators will assign those who do not have a preference to areas that need more help For those on the water coordi nators will give registered helpers the names of outfitters close to the area they want to work HummelFest BBQ takes on new twist By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The second annual HummelFest Barbecue will take on a new twist this year with the addition of a dance The dance will feature the music of Mogan David and the Grapes of Wrath a fourman band playing every thing from country and western to 60s rock and pop The dance will be begin at and will be held at the Corral at the Comal County Fair Grounds Tickets to the dance and barbecue are currently on sale at the Museum The cost is per person Tickets must be purchased by May 15 No tickets will be sold at the door Also attending the barbecue will be Alfred Hummel nephew of Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel the artist who inspired the creation of the Hum mel figurines For more information concerning tickets call 6255636 For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846   

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