Sunday, October 29, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Canyon bounces Smiithson Valley to earn runnerup spot in District 284A volleyball See Page 9A K9 officers try to be top dog See story and photos on Page B1 Wurstfest Learn all about this years event in our special Wurstfest supple ment inside NCAA Texas NCAA Texas Ohio Notre New Boston Inside vlarket Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Duane Williams Doris Bueche Kay Link Bonner Cheryl Rothe 21 Edda Buchner Kathy Noble Oct Daun Noble Oct Gus Feltner Alan Schwind 6 and Russell N Bad ing Good morning Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers Est million jackpot TEXflS LOTTERV Fall Back Dont forget you should have set your clocks back one hour Saturday night Ducks Unlimited ban quet tickets sold out Tickets for the Nov 14 Ducks Unlimited banquet have sold out The proceeds from the event and its associated auc tion and raffle activities help preserve wetlands habitat essential to the preservation of more than 600 wildlife species including ducks geese and endangered species like the whooping crane and bald eagle Factory Stores side walk sale to feature entertainment A tent and sidewalk sale pre sented by the New Braunfels Factory Stores Nov 4 and 5 will feature live Wurstfest entertain ment Special tent sale hours are Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 10 to 5 Hospice hosts memorial service Hospice New Braunfels invites the public to attend its 10th annual memorial service today at 2 at First United Methodist Church 572 W San Antonio St This commemora tive service will be held in the spirit of thanksgiving and cele bration to honor the lives of Hospice patients who have died Jaycees host haunted house The Jaycees will have a haunted house and carnival today from 11 to 5 and Oct 31 from 4 to 7 at the New Braunfels Factory Stores to benefit Toys for Tots Get in the spirit Get into the mood of Hal loween by enjoying the come dy Blithe Spirit Oct 30 31 and Nov 1 and 2 at at the New Braunfels High School cafetorium The onehour performance costs just for students and for adults On Oct 30 and 31 get an added treat if you come early with the short spoof on Drac ula call Seven Wives of Dracula at 7 This newspaper is print ed on recycled newsprint New Braunfels M016 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHINC 627 E YANDELL DR 195 SUNDAY t HeraldZeituiig 66 Pages in four sections Sunday October Serving Comal County and the surrounding area Home of DUANE WILLIAMS Vol 143 No 250 I Burglary suspects nabbed on train By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Good luck a quickthinking witness and swift acting Sheriffs deputies combined Thursday evening to nab two burglary suspects just hours after they allegedly burgled a Comal County home David Perkins son of the home owner saw two Hispanic males running away from his house as he was coming home at about Thurs day said Chief Sheriff s Deputy Ellwood Hoherz Young witness local deputies instrumental in arrests by INS officers in Lockhart The two were running toward the railroad tracks Perkins called the Sheriffs Department Deputy Sheriff Ronnie Womack immediately called the dispatcher and they called the rail Hoherz said Lockhart police and Immigration and Natu ralization Service officers stopped the train at about They found 10 Hispanic males tres passing on the train Hoherz said Two of them were wearing some of the stolen property a baseball cap and tennis he said Womack beat a quick path to Lockhart and got there about an hour later The two were arraigned magistrated and booked into jail Cruz Edgar MorenoGaytan and Julio Palo moMoreno both 18 from Monterrey Mexico were charged with burglary This kind of quick help from the public is instrumental in solving crimes Hoherz said You have to praise Ronnie Womack for see ing that the train was he said HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL PARNALU Norrna Krueger Elementary School students in Marlon went sockless during their Socks Off For Drugs Pay Friday during Red Ribbon Week V Speed lab seized at apartment on Linde By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A local methamphetamine lab is out of business thanks to Comal County Narcotics officers and the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force Undercover officers bought about ounce of alleged methamphetamine from Debra Josephine Welch in the WalMart parking lot at about 9 Friday Sheriff Jack Bremer said At the same time officers were searching her apartment in the 1000 block of Bremer said Officers found a methamphetamine lab at the apartment The speed produced in Welchs lab was allegedly sold to local dealers and users It was the new red phosphorus type of speed which doesnt give out an odor when its produced like older meth ods he said so labs are harder for law enforcement to detect Officers seized more than three grams of alleged methamphetamine from the apartment They also seized ingredients to make about worth of speed lab equipment protective masks and other paraphernalia Making methamphetamine is a dan gerous procedure let alone using speed made by an amateur said Even when the pros do it its danger Just the waste from a lab like that is Sheriff Jack Bremer he said Just the waste from a lab like that is Welch 37 was charged with three offenses delivery of methamphetamine four to 200 possession of methamphetamine zero to four and manufacture with intent to distribute methamphetamine four to 200 Welch was housed in the Comal County Jail at press time Bond for the three offenses adds up to Officials are obtaining more arrest warrants for other members of the methamphetamine operation which extended into Guadalupe County Sts Peter Paul Carnival dedicated to ill student By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer A fund has been established to help the fami ly of a Sts Peter and Paul seventhgrader with leukemia pay for his medical expenses schools carnival today will be dedicated in his honor with a portion of the carnivals profits to be donated to Charles Luna who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in September A blood drive at the school Wednesday netted 77 units of blood said Norma Miller principal of the school Blood donors included teachers par ents graduates of the school and community members Miller said one person told her he donated blood because he shared the same last name with Luna although they were not related Miller said profits from past carnivals have been used to pay for improvements to the school such as new computers But this year things are looking so healthy right now so we might be able to give a large donation to the Miller said Other donations can be made to the Charles Luna Fund at First Commercial Bank at 654 Landa St The carnival starts at with registration for the 5K run Throughout the day children can enter in balance and limbo contests while their parents bid for items in the silent and regular auctions The festival ends at 5 with a raffle drawing for a truck EAA shackled once again By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer After a week of testimony District Judge Mickey Pennington ordered a permanent injunction against the Edwards Aquifer Authority saying the attempt to limit pumping violates property rights and is unconstitutional said Steve Rogers attorney for the EAA Unfortunately the intentions of the legislature were once again frustrated by the efforts of special interest said Rogers Pennington ruled in favor of irrigat ing farmers in Medina County who are arguing that limiting pumping rights of water under their property is unconstitutional The EAA which would have the power to enforce pumping limits was supposed to take over regulation of the Aquifer on Aug 28 replacing the Edwards Underground Water District Howev er the Medina County Groundwater Conservation District filed suit to stop the EAA from taking office Rogers said the next step in the legal battle to create regional management over the aquifer is a direct appeal at the Texas Supreme Court level He said if the case goes the normal route it could possibly take until late next year for the case to be settled We will ultimately win this case The question is how much will we lose and how much damage will be done in the he said Rogers said the injunction which Pennington is to file Nov 13 leaves the aquifer without regional manage ment He said this also means the aquifer is vulnerable to federal con trol and we dont want that to hap He said this would put even tighter controls on the aquifer and local control would be lost Doug Miller a Comal County rep resentative on the EAA said he was disappointed by the ruling but not sur prised He said the ruling against the EAA was somewhat expected from a judge thats elected by one of the However he said the ruling is bad news for people in the area and their water KidCare Woman killed walking along frontage road By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A Lockhart woman is dead after being hit by a car on the Interstate 35 frontage road early yesterday morning Barbara Music Kins 24 was walk ing south along the west frontage road near Ruekle Road at about yesterday according to New Braunfels Police reports She was struck by a car driven by a 16yearold woman from Marion Kitts was pronounced dead at the scene by Diana G Campos Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 The driver and a pas senger were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital for treatment NBPD reports said The accident is still under investi gation by NBPD Lieutenant John Wommack Readers sound off on Medicare proposals See The Survey Says Page 44