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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 2 HeraldZeitung Tuesday April Corpus Christ rocked by another shooting CORPUS CHRISTI Texas AP A shooting rampage that killed six people and the slaying of beloved Tejano music star Selena has townspeople grieving for the victims and for their city The barrage of such brutal vio lence in a fourday span has been numbing to many in Corpus Christi a usually calm coastal city of about people Ive lived here since 1936 and this is the worst I ever saw or heard of here in Corpus Its hard to said 70yearold resident Willie Shoemaker Were saddened by it said Almira Cano 38 the mother of two boys ages 8 and 18 We just cant believe Former employee James Simp son 28 went into the Walter Texas Briefs Rossler Co about Mon day with two handguns and opened fire killing five people including the owner and his wife police said Simpson then killed himself The carnage came hours after the funeral of Selena Quintanil laPerez a Grammy awardwinner who was a superstar of the Tejano music world and appeared poised to break into pop All this in a city that experi enced 15 homicides in all of last year though that figure was low er than in some previous years Corpus Christi Mayor Mary Rhodes said the violence isnt unique to her city but that doesnt make it any easier to endure Its just really really shock ing That kind of violence is rare here Its hard to deal with because the response Im getting from people is Its so Ms Rhodes said Police Chief Henry Garrctt said candidly its a sad time for the town I think the city is going to be in Garrctt said People arc going to be in mourning for a long The Rev Morgan Rowsome a Catholic priest called to comfort the families of the victims in the mass shooting said he hoped the massacre wasnt a copycat slay ing in the wake of Selenas killing She was gunned down Friday at a Corpus Christi motel The woman who founded her fan club has been charged with murder Singers dad never trusted suspect CORPUS CHRISTI Texas AP Selenas trust in others ultimately took her life the father of the slain Tejano music queen says All young people are naive about a lot of things She didnt realize how pop ular she was that there were people out there who could hurt Abraham Quin tanilla said Sunday two days after his daughter was shot dead at a motel Quintanilla said he had been suspicious in recent months about Yolanda Saldivar the woman accused of killing Selena He said he had warned his daughter of his feelings Ms Saldivar who founded Selenas fan club and ran a San Antonio boutique and salon owned by the singer remained jailed today in lieu of bond Quintanilla said Ms Saldivar was obsessed with the singer and was unbal I saw it coming Not of course to that extreme but I knew that this woman was a time Quintanilla said He accuses Ms Saldivar of embezzling money from the fan club and possibly the store as well Formal murder charges were expected to be filed by the Nueces County District Attorneys office today said 214th District Court manager Marilee Roberts No court appearance has yet been scheduled for Ms Saldivar We started getting a lot of mail a lot of phone calls from people who would like to join the fan club that were sending in their checks and money orders and never received the items that were supposed to be shipped to them like Tshirts and cas settes Yet they had run them through the bank with Yolandas signature on Quintanilla said Selena was gunned down Friday in her home town after she went to a budget motel to collect documents from Ms Sal divar that Quintanilla says would prove his allegations of embezzlement Quintanilla said that a few months ago he had requested fan club paperwork from Ms Saldivar a 34yearold registered nurse from San Antonio who became a part of the singers entourage IMPROVE YOUR LOOKS HEALTH AND POPULARITY QUIT SMOKING I American Heart Association 1992 American Heart Association GIFT BOOKS AVAILABLE WALNUT 6 62964OO IH 35 and Walnut Ave Decide To Drop Drug Charges Against Nelson WACO Texas AP Willie Nel whose recent legal troubles began he fell asleep in his car along Jnterstate 35 can get on the road again X Prosecutors said Monday that drug against the country music leg will be dropped because they dont to try to reverse a judges ruling the marijuana seized inad We have concluded that the of reversing this ruling on appeal are not sufficiently good to warrant a protracted and costly Assistant District Attorney Alan Bennett said in a written state ment released Monday i Bennett said he will file a motion to dismiss the charges today j Nelson was arrested May 10 after he j pulled off Interstate 35 in Hewitt a j community south of Waco to sleep after an allnight poker game near I Hillsboro Study Property Taxes Up Million in 9394 AUSTIN AP Local govern ments in Texas raised property taxes by million in 199394 bringing the total levy to billion accord ing to a new study The Texas Research League study found however that tax rates were lowered in 100 of the 405 largest cities And it said most homeowners paid higher taxes because the 20 percent homestead exemption granted by the former county education districts was dropped when the Legislature enacted the latest school finance law The report released Monday by the Research League an Austinbased public policy group did not include tax changes in 199495 because that information isnt yet complete Over the past decade the average property tax burden has almost dou bled from percent to per cent of market the study said House Subcommittee Changes Open Records Provision AUSTIN AP A House sub committee tinkering with the con cealed guns bill has loosened open records restrictions in the measure but rejected a proposal to give the public access to all gun records The Senate last month approved the handgun bill which would allow eli gible Texans to obtain licenses to car ry concealed guns It now is pending before the House Public Safety Committee where a subcommittee is making some changes before the measure goes before the full House later this month One point of contention has been about how much access the public should have to the permit applications The Senateapproved bill would give the public access only to approved applications Records could be obtained by individual name only and at a cost of per request Senate passes billion state budget AUSTIN AP A proposed billion twoyear state budget has passed the Texas Senate and is headed to a conference committee that will negotiate differences with a House plan thats billion cheaper Senator I think youve just set a Lt Gov Bob Bullock told Finance Committee Chairman John Montford DLubbock after the mea sure passed 290 Monday I cant recall the last time that a finance bill has passed the Texas Sen ate without any Bullock said The Senate took about an or less than one minute per billion toconsider the bill which leaders said would funnel 56 percent of new mon ey into education I truly believe in my heart this is the education Montford said He and Bullock said they hoped the invest ment would signal a change from pub lic schools growing reliance on local property taxes Montford said he expects the Senate proposal to be scaled back in negotia tions with the House which has voted to spend less than senators on education and human services But he said theres no waste in the Senate version I think its fair I think its respon sible But its no he said We are committed to a nonewtaxes bud The Senate proposal represents a billion or percent funding increase over current levels It comprises billion in gener al revenue funds which include sales and corporate franchise taxes billion in federal funds and billion from other sources such as fees The measure also anticipates bud get savings such as million through a cap on the number of uni versity and state agency employees The House version comes in under the latest estimate of available general revenue for the next two years while the Senate proposal is about bil lion over that estimate Montford said The Senate plan also includes more federal funds that would be leveraged by increased state spending Montford said his bill anticipates that the state comptrollers May general revenue estimate will show more mon ey is available El Chico founder dies at 91 DALLAS AP Frank X Cuellar who helped turn a tamale stand at a county fair into the El Chico restaurant chain with 98 restaurants in nine states has died He was 91 By any standards Frank was a trail said Adelfa Callejo a Dallas attorney and longtime friend of the Cuellar family He and his brothers envisioned having a chain of restau rants which was unheard of for Mex ican food Along with his brothers Gilbert Mack Alfred and Willie Jack Frank Cuellar Sr opened Dallas first El Chico after the family moved to the city from Kaufman in 1940 Obituaries Kory Huggy Hudgins Kory Huggy Hudgins of New Braunfels passed away March 30 1995 at the age of 23 He was born on May 13 1971 in New Braunfels tc Rufus and Sara Holland Hudgins Survivors include his parents Rufus and Sara Hudgins a brother Kevin Hudgins and a sister Katii Hudgins both of New Braunfels two daugh ters Danielle and Miranda Hudgins aunts Lethia McClinton Helen Dar nell Shirley and Georgia Holland all of New Braunfels and Lorene Davis ol Austin uncles Fred Holland Jerry Darnell and McClinton grandfa Rufus Hudgins Sr of St Louis greatgrandmother Essie M Hartfield of San Antonio great aunt Mary Grandma Johnson numerous cousins and friends A funeral service will be held Tues day April 4 1995 at 11 at Live Oak Baptist Church in New Braun fels Kevin Boston pastor Rev Howard Anderson will be officiating the services Visitation will be from until 11 at the Live Oak Baptist Church Pearl Mueller Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Pearl Mueller of Selma who died Monday April 3 1995 at Village Oaks Med ical Center in San Antonio at the age of 78 Thelma Nelson Funeral arrangements arc pending at Docppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake for Thelma Nelson who died at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio on April 3 1995 at the age of 82 Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake Robert Bob Bryan Funeral arrangements are pending at Docppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake for Robert Bob Bryan who died at McKenna Memorial Hos pital on April 3 1995 at the age of 64 Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake Cora Smithson Lambrecht Cora Smithson Lambrecht of New Braunfels passed away Sunday April 2 1995 at the Arboretum Nursing Home at the age of 96 She was bom in Smithson Valley on Nov 21 1898 to Ben and Augusta Wunderlich Smith son and married Louis Lambrecht on June 12 1933 in San Antonio Her husband preceded her in death on May 21 1975 She has been a resident of New Braunfels since 1962 having previ ously lived in Seguin and Cibolo She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Methodist Church and Her mann Sons Lodge in Cibolo 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