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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Unicorns Cougarettes face 274A playoff opponents tonight Page 64 New Braunfels 50 CENTS The Comal County Courthouse 10 Pages in one section Tuesday Oct HeraldZei 410 192 8 0 W E S T MIC R 0 p U B L 13 hi IM G 2627 E YAMDELL DR EL PASd TX 79903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for morethan 143 years Home of AL ROTHE Vol 143 No 252 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes UxPatricia Lehmann AI Rothe Heidi Hoffman Conneli L Bad ing Chad Wehe 16 Vera Johnston Veronica Ann Morales six Edmond Vordendaum and Cindy Luna River and aquifer information Comal River 262 cubicfeetper same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level up 01 Guadalupe Jaycees host haunted house The Jaycees will have a haunted house and carnival today 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 31 and Nov 1 and 2 at at the New Braunfels High School cafetorium The onehour performance costs just for students and for adults Tonight get an added treat if you come early with the short spoof on Dracu called Seven Wives of Drac ula at 7 Haunted Haus tonight The New Braunfels Fire Department and Mr and Mrs Jack Krueger present a Safe Halloween Haunted Haus at the 400 block of West San Antonio Street Oct 31 from to 10 We dare you to go and enjoy free fun and Halloween treats Club to collect canned food tonight The New Braunfels High School Rotary Interact Club will go door to door picking up canned food for the needy on Halloween World Community Day celebrated Nov 3 All Christian women in New Braunfels are invited to join women across the nation in cel ebrating World Community Day This ecumenical service will be at 10 Friday Nov 3 at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church Coffee in the church parlor at 9 Babysitter provided Speaker will be Helen Fitzger ald former missionary with Bor der Ministries Mens Garden Club to meet The Mens Garden Club will meet Thursday Nov 2 at 730 in the County Extension Office at 132 S Water Lane County Agent Pat Rasor will pre sent a program on Use and Preservation of Elec tion of officers and directors will be held Visitors always wel come Comal Garden Club to meet The Comal Garden Club will hold its November meeting Thursday Nov 2 at at the home of Delitha Guenzel 762 Laurel Lane Timothy owner of Second Nature will speak on landscape designs using xeriscape plants HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A member of the bomb squad from Fort Sam Houston checks out the situation Bomb squad called out to Schertz school By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The Lincoln Continental driven by Keith Wilson of Canyon Lake sits in the foreground and the Armstrong of Seguin sits in the background Armstrong was killed in the accident Garden Ridge wreck kills Seguin By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A 36year old Seguin woman was killed yesterday in Garden Ridge after her car swerved into oncoming traffic and was broad sided Garden Ridge Police said Emetria C Armstrong was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio by SAFES ambulance where she was pro nounced dead The accident occurred at 8 and the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene Armstrong who was traveling north on Schoenthal Road in a blue Honda Accord swerved into the southbound lane of FM 3009 where she was broadsided on the passenger side by a 1979 Lincoln driven by Keith Wilson 36 of Canyon Lake according to police reports Garden Ridge Police Officer Eric Moss said Armstrong lost control of her car No reason was known as to why Armstrong lost control of her car Moss said The right side of the Honda was severely damaged with the pas sengers side crushed into the drivers side The right front fender and front side of the Lin coln were demolished Wilson survived the accident Alcohol did not play a role in the accident Moss said Officers from both the Bexar County Sheriffs Department and the New Braunfels Department of PublicSafety also arrived at the scene A Samuel Clemens High School student decided to play a Halloween trick and handed a Tupperware con tainer to a teacher and told her that it had a homemade bomb in it SchertzCiboloUniversal City Independent School officials said Monday Dr Gary Herbert director of personnel said the stu dent ran off after pulling the prank Monday afternoon and was never caught Herbert said the teacher then called the central office which is across from the high school on Elbel Road in Schertz and asked for the districts police department District officials then carefully placed the container in a dumpster near a basketball gym just in case it needed to be detonated A bomb squad team from Fort Sam Hous ton arrived at the scene and discovered that the bomb was really a flashlight with wires hooked to it Herbert said The incident ended at Herbert said that the school had just had a mandatory fire drill before the incident occurred No students were injured and the school did not need to be evacuated during the incident Herbert said the district hopes to catch and discipline the responsible as soon as possible Second woman claims she was raped by local man By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A second alleged victim has come forward leading to the arrest of Mario Espinoza age 30 on a second sexual assault charge Comal County Sheriffs deputies arrested Espinoza at his home on Par adise Alley at Monday said a Sheriffs report Espinoza was out on bond for his Oct 19 arrest on a sexual assault charge The assault had allegedly occurred about the time con cemed citizens were observing a can dlelight vigil in Landa Park marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month This community knows of my strong feelings about violence direct ed toward said Sheriff Jack Bremer The second alleged victim went to the Sheriffs Department after hear ing about the Oct 19 arrest She alleged that Espinoza had sexually assaulted her at her apartment in July Based on her statement and infor mation from other sources deputies obtained an arrest warrant from Jus tice of the Peace Diana Campos At press time Espinoza was housed at the Comal County Jail This time his bond is set at Sex offenders traditionally become more daring and violent as their acts continue Bremer said We dont know that there are going to be any more charges filed against this individual and we dont know that there will not said Lieutenant Sumner Bowen The justice system will treat the two charges separately A grand jury will consider indicting Espinoza on the Oct 1 9 sexual assault charge when it meets Nov 8 Shooting death under investigation 1X HeraldZeitung photo by MELANIE GERIK Leslie Kay Mitchel was driving on FM 306 Monday wrien she crashed her Chevrolet Blazer think WO II Ullllll WU11U11I OlMKl By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A New Braunfels man is dead fol lowing a shooting at about Monday Edward Lee Offerman 37 of New Braunfels was pronounced dead at the scene by Ray Martinez Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 New Braunfels Police confiscated a 22 caliber Marlin rifle and ammu nition said Detective Sergeant B B Boatright One man was arrested at the scene for public intoxication No arrests have yet been made relating to the shooting he said Boatright said wit nesses saw at least two men at the scene The body has been sent to the Travis County Coroner for an autop sy New Braunfels Police officers are in Travis County to participate in the procedure and glean what informa tion they can Boatright said The case is still under investiga tion Were not going to rush into any Boatright said Weve still got witnesses to interview It will be some time before we start coming to conclusions in this By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer A 17yearold woman who may have been curling her eyelashes while driving received only minor injuries after her Blazer flipped over and skidded about 150 yards Monday afternoon Trooper Jim Shea of the Texas Department of Public Safety said Leslie Kay Mitchel was driving east at approx imately 4 on FamitoMarket Road 306 approaching a curve past the Pur gatory Road intersection Her Blazer veered off the road to the right and hit an AdoptaHighway sign Mitchel steered her twotone blue Chevrolet Blazer back onto the road but overcorrected the swerve Shea said The momentum by overcorrecting the vehicle flipped Shea said The Blazer rolled one and a half times landing on its roof The car also skidded about 150 yards to the other side of the road crushing the roof almost to the steering wheel Comal County Deputy Sheriff Clay Garland said Mitchel was conscious when he arrived at the scene and Jaws of Life was not necessary to remove The truckers found an eyelash curler in her Clay Garland Comal County deputy sheriff her from the Blazer She was lucky She didnt have much Garland said Shea said speed and driver inatten tion contributed to the accident Garland said Mitchel may have been curling her eyelashes according to reports from two truck drivers who stopped to help with the accident The truckers found an eyelash curler in her Garland said Myndy Twiss an emergency room unit coordinator at McKenna Memori al Hospital said Mitchel had a little cut on her hand and was scheduled for release from the emergency room late Monday afternoon Twiss said Mitchel had no other injuries Thieves with a taste for AC units hunted By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels Police are looking for thieves with a specialty in air conditioner condensers Several con densers have been stolen from cen tral AC units outside of area busi nesses said New Braunfels Police Detective Mike Rust The thefts have happened in sever al areas of town along Interstate 35 Highway 46 and Landa Street Rust said Most of the thefts would have been at night Rust said some over the The thefts could even have happened in the day time if the thieves were using a servicetype vehicle he said NBPD officers are still investigat ing the crimes Weve had a couple of leads but nothing has lead to an Rust said Area residents can help police catch the thieves in several ways If someone sees people around build ings on evenings or he should call the police Rust said Theyre probably selling the stolen goods he said If a local contractor is getting condensers for a price too good to be true they may be stolen The thieves could also be trans porting the stolen goods out of town Rust said Anyone who sees suspicious air conditioning repair men should call Crime Stoppers at 620T1PS You can remain anonymous and you may receive a reward if your tip leads to a felony arrest im i HUH m un tiiiriiiiiirriii
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