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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Unicorns place five players on alldistrict team Page 8 50 CENTS The Landa park train New Braunfels HeraldZ 410 MO 16 MICROPUBLI8H1MI 2627 E HR EL TX 79903 82 Pages in one section Wednesday May 31 1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of FELIPE AND MINERVA CASTILLEJA Vol 143 Mo 143 Inside Arts Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Lily Guerrero Stephanie Kivlin 10 and Robert Ryan Contreras Happy 40th anniversary to Felipe and Min erva Castilleja Stats show torrent of river crime now a trickle Lane to close on Landa Street Landa Street underneath the MissouriKansasTexas MKT railroad will be reduced to one of traffic on May 31 June 1 and June 2 Texas Department of Trans portation will be drilling test holes to check soil foundation for a new bridge at that location Road workers and a flag man will be present to direct traffic through the area Expected hours of closure are 8 to 5 Texas Depart ment of Transportation urges cit izens to use caution when in the area Dance recital at high school is free The New Braunfels Hermann Sons School of Dance will pre sent its annual dance recital Sunday June 4 The theme this year is Stairway to the Stars featuring 454 under the direction of dance instructor Bobbi Ray and assistant Melissa Bird The students will perform various jazz tap and ballet routines There will be two perfor mances the matinee at 3 and the evening performance at 7 The recital will be held at the New Braunfels High School auditorium and admis sion is free Fire Department to meet New Braunfels Fire Depart ment Auxiliary will hold its busi ness and social meeting at Fire Station on Loop 337 at 7 on Monday June 5 Emergency blood drive today McKenna Memorial Hospital is sponsoring an emergency blood drive Wednesday May 31 The blood supply for the San Antonio area is low and it will soon be further depleted due to the many needs during the Memorial Day weekend McKenna invites all New Braunfels citizens to come to the hospital between and Wednesday May 31 to donate blood The drive will take place in the second floor waiting room American Legion to meet American Legion Comal Post meets Thursday June 1 at 410 West Coll St The executive committee meets at 7 and the regular meeting starts at 8 Unit Auxiliary meets at Election will be held Hermann Sons gather New Braunfels Hermann Sons Lodge will meet for its reg ular meeting June 4 at 3 Meat will be furnished mem bers bring covered dishes Mission Valley FACE to meet Mission Valley Family and Community Education Club meeting will be held June 6 at the Extension meeting room By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer It was a kinder gentler Memorial Day weekend on the Guadalupc River this year Comal Coun ty Sheriffs Department officers had less crime to contend with than in recent years While we did have some problems I was very Sheriff Jack Brcmer said I thought the crowds were much more well behaved than they were last Officers made 79 arrests in all for the weekend Thats a lower figure than for last year Brcmer said Weve had no sexual assaults ordinarily we had Brcmer said There were no knif ings no he said The breakdown of arrests follows marijuana possession 0 to 2 ounces 29 marijuana possession 4 ounces to 5 pounds public intoxication driving while intoxicated 1 disorderly conduct 7 criminal 1 assault 2 attempted sexual assault I resisting search I failure to identify to officers 1 out of county arrests 7 A few of the arrests were significant officials said Officers arrested a 29yearold Pasadena man at the Prciss Heights beach for 2 counts of delivery of cocaine and one count of delivery of marijuana Friday officials said A San Marcos woman entered the emergency room of McKenna Memorial Hospital Saturday where deputies arrested her for violation of pro bation Her prior charge had been for theft offi cials said Raymond Morgan 24 of New Braunfels was arrested for attempted sexual assault by Deputy Mark Bryan and Sergeant Rick Ioindcxtcr Sun Strangling on grapevine ruled out in weekend death By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A Mcsquitc mans death Sunday in a Comal County wooded area was not due to strangula tion Travis County Medical Examiner Dr Roberto Dayardo told Comal County Justice of the Peace Howard Curly Smith yesterday The medical examiner says he doesnt yet know the exact cause of Smith said I Ic suspects it might be a drug Comal County Sheriffs officers found Bran don Edward Houstons body shortly after they were called to the 1900 block of Hunter Creek Road at about 6 Sunday morning They found Houstons body tangled in grapevines apparently strangled Me was 20 years old Houston had been behaving strangely before he ran into the brush witnesses told Sheriffs officers He allegedly jumped through a closed window shouted incoherently and appeared very frightened witnesses said The investigation remains open while Bayardo completes toxicology tests day morning officials said Decreased crime on the river shows that Sher iffs Department programs arc working Brcmcr said The presence of a uniformed officer is the best he said Thanks to support from the Comal County Commissioners Court and the Water Oriented Recreation District more officers can be on the river where theyre needed Brcmer said Dont like your property appraisal Today is the last chance to protest By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer With the deadline quickly approach ing citizens are making one last dash to the Comal County Appraisal District office to protest increased property values City property values increased an average 1 this year and the increase upset many local residents who believe the higher property values will cause them to pay higher proper ty taxes Lynn Rodgers Chief Appraiser for CCAD said there arc already 280 for mal hearings set with the Appraisal Review Board He said this is less than last year largely due to the public understanding how the appraisal process works The people are maybe a little bit more aware of whats going on in the property market and can understand why the values have gone said Rodgers Last year 622 people filed protests and scheduled formal hearings with the ARB and 272 of them actually showed up for their hearings Rodgers said his office has heard a large number of informal protests Rodgers said that during these meet ings few adjustments were made He said people are generally concerned and simply want explanations Most of the people who live in our district arc good levelheaded people who have legitimate concerns We just help case said Rodgers Rodgers said staff members believe the number of calls received Tuesday was nearly twice as heavy as last Fri day The deadline for protesting appraisals either informally or for mally is May 31 or 30 days after the postmark on the notice Rodgers said all appointments for protests must be made by the end of Wednesday Rodgers said the formal hearings will begin on Wednesday He said that by law the hearings must be com pleted before July 20 and should be finished well before then Individuals wanting to protest their appraisals should go to the CCAD office at 178 E Mill St or call 210 6258597 RSVP now for Downtown Association mixer to be held Tuesday at Tree Tops The New Braunfels Downtown Association social will be held at Tree Tops on Tuesday June 6 at There will be finger food drinks and a cash bar and new members will be introduced and honored Cost is Members and prospective members are invited to attend Please RSVP to Danna Rice at Gifts and Glitter 6205683 by June 2 HeraldZeilungpholos by MICHAEL DARNALL Flood aftermath Outfitters on the Guadalupe River are cleaning up after Monday nights flash flood that sent campers along the river scurrying for higher ground Three inches of rain sent the rivers flow rate from 212 cubic feet per second to more than cfs Officials said it was lucky most of the Memorial Weekend tourists had already left the camping areas flood has them talking about the need for an early warning system along the river Above the truck owned by Jean Older was back on solid ground after rising water pulled it into the river as she slept Older had to be rescued after she climbed from the truck into a tree At left one of several picnic tables swept away from Camp Huaco Springs came to rest in a tree Kelly Cones extraordinary ACT score earns him a summer vacation to remember By SUSAN ENGLAND Staff Writer Kelly Cone is going to Duke Uni versity to celebrate his 13th birth day Thats because Duke will honor him for scoring extraordinarily well on the American College Testing program ACT when he took it this year in the seventh grade He scored in the 97th percentile on science mother Con nie Cone said That means his score was as good or better than 97 percent of the students taking that part of the test including high school juniors and seniors who took the test for col lege entrance requirements Duke picks out seventh grade stu dents who have scored high on national standardized tests and offers them the opportunity to take the col lege entrance she said Duke will honor students with extra high scores June 5 Kelly wjJJ make the trip to Duke and go through the Cone said Cones family will top the trip with a stop at Washington Well visit the Smithsonian and do some of these things that will be both fun and very she said All of this attention and acclaim has yet to affect Kelly Cone He doesnt spend all of his time sitting at a computer Cone said Hes a very normal seventh Cone said We would be very happy if we saw this kind of achievement level with his homework and his current she said Kelly Cone does enjoy Popular Science and the Discovery Channel his mother said Hes very creative he docs a lot of she said He thinks he wants to design cars or airplanes or space oriented Kelly Cone Except for his trip this summer Cones achievement wont change his or his familys immediate plans for him Hes looking forward to the eighth Cone said Hydrilla treatment at lakes called a success despite rains By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The heavy rainfall over the Memori al Day weekend has caused lakes Dun lap and McQuecney to return to nor mal levels and operating procedures sooner than expected following a hydrilla treatment Larry Moltz Manager of Hydro Operations for the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority said that due to the rains the sixto twelveinch low ering of the lakes will not be main tained However he said the restrictions on using the lake water for irrigation of yards and crops or for watering live stock will remain in effect until June 7 Moltz said these restrictions arc pre cautions and should be followed Moltz said the rainfall has nut had any negative effect on the hydrilla treat ment conducted on May Ic said the chemical is only active for a short time In a few hours or half a day the chemical is cither absoibcd by the plants or it neutralizes said Moltz It had all the time it needed to do its he said If anything the sick and If anything the sick and dying hydrilla plants have been knocked loose and washed downstream making the lakes look even Larry Mollz dying hydrilla plants have been knocked loose and washed downstream making the lakes look even Moltz said that since any remaining chemicals are neutralized downstream water and plants will not be effected Moltz said the GBRA regrets any inconvenience this may pose for resi dents who had planned on doing water front repairs or cleanup during the peri od of lowered lake levels I Ic said the GBRA will try to set up another time Int er this year to lower the kikes GBRA also warned that the river downstream will be subject to lowbank spills until weather patterns change and residents in lowland areas should use caution during this time Congressman Lamar Smith pleased with Congress progress in 95 See Page 4
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