Friday, January 12, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 12, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Boys district basketball schedule starts tonight See Sports Page 5 The Plaza Bandstand 18 pages in one section Friday January New Bmunfels Herak 50 CENTS Serving Comal County and surrounding areas or more than 144 years Home of QEORGE HARTMAN TMAN Vol 144 No 43 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to George Hartman 90 Farris Grier Joe Stoeltje Elliott Knox Brian Clenman 21 Naomi Sosa belated 12 Jamie Schendel 15 Bryan Ott 20 Johnny Joe Carrillo Tracy Gaston Ellen Barsch and Ben Gomez Jr 51 Pollen Count Mold Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of provided by Dr Frank Hampel Water Information Comal River 294 Cubic Feet Per Second up 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same Sewer work on Faust Street and Castell Avenue The sanitary sewer line will be replaced from the intersec tion of Faust Street and Gross Avenue along Faust Street to Castell Avenue then along Castell Avenue crossing Nacogdoches Street and end ing at the railroad crossing on Castell Avenue New Braun fels Utilities is doing the work to increase the systems capacity Excavation will begin Wednesday Jan 17 and will take three to four weeks NBU will restrict work to minimize disruption of traffic to area homes and businesses Chamber Banquet tickets on sale Tickets for the 77th annual New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Ban quet on Friday Jan 26 at the Civic Center will remain on sale until Friday Jan 19 The banquet whose theme is A Sesquicentennial will include a drawing for the Sesquicentennial quilt The evening will also include the sealing of the time capsule and the presentation of the Besserung Award For more information call 6252385 Beef stew dinner at Masonic Lodge The Seguin Chapter Order of the Eastern Star is sponsoring a beef stew dinner on Jan 13 from 4 to 7 at the Masonic Lodge 1945 West Kingsbury Dona tions are for adults and for children under 12 Troutfest continues About trout and pounds of catfish have been stocked in the Olympic pool at Landa Park for Troutfest which runs through Jan 14 Hours are 4 to 8 weekdays and 10 to 8 weekends Children can take home 10 fish for and adults can take 10 fish for Senior Citizens Foundation meeting The Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation annual meeting will be held at Sunday Jan 14 at the Senior Citizens Center for the election of board members and officers Expansion and renovation plans will be dis cussed and a fellowship time will follow the meeting Judge clears way for bond sale By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The Comal Independent School Dis trict can now proceed with the sale of bonds after a visiting district judge dis missed the suit alleging the October bond election violated education codes and election laws Thursday Lois Duggan and Wallace Greene both of Canyon Lake filed the peti tion in November However a district judge ruled in December that the plain Target date for local transit service pushed back to March By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels residents wont be lining up at bus stops until March 11 or so Thats the new target date for the start of New Braunfels mass transit tri al Setting up the system is obviously a monumental said Main Street Director Karen Crandall We want to be sure we do this absolutely Winning logos and slogans have been chosen for the new system Remember that when we began the logo contest we reserved the right to merge Crandall said An artist is in the process of merging two of the logo designs she said Committee members have spent long hours testing bus routes both with cars and buses Were hoping that the initial route testing will be done Friday Crandall said The Transportation Committee is wading through a mountain of paper work so the trial bus system can be legally signed sealed and delivered An interlocal agreement has been draft ed between the Community Council of South Central Texas and the City of New Braunfels Crandall said but has yet to be signed Formal written permission must be signed by each business where the bus es will pull up and stop The transportation committee has performed far above and beyond the call of duty Crandall said Im so proud of this community that I cant stand she said Its community in Release rate at Canyon Dam cut baek to 130 cfs The release from Canyon Reservoir was reduced to 130 cubic feet per sec ond cfs at 10 Thursday and will continue at that rate until further notice according to Tommy Hill chief engineer for the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority Hill explained that reservoir level and inflow help to determine he release rate The current level of Canyon Reservoir is feet mean sea level Reservoir water between 800909 feet msl falls within the conservation pool range and is managed and released by GBRA The Corps of Engineers is responsible for controlling water in the reservoirs flood pool 909943 feet which captures flood waters to protect people and property downstream The current inflow at Spring Branch is 113 cfs The present release rate is determined based on natural inflow plus water from the conservation pool that is already committed to cities industries and other downstream users Water safety is important at all lev els of river flow and during all seasons of the year Always wear a life jacket even when fishing dont take glass or foam containers on rivers and lakes and remember alcohol and water recreation dont said GBRA general manager Bill West tiffs needed to refile their petition to clarify several points The petitiori was refiled and Thursdays hearing was based on the amended petition Paul Hunn an attorney representing CISD told the court the first suit was and needed clar ification on several points including the cause of action and the relief sought However at the hearing on Thursday Hunn said those exceptions have largely been Hunn proceeded to walk the court through the petition calling various sections and gibberish and Duggan who was representing the plaintiffs side addressed the court saying she takes exception to the language When all we presented to the court are arguing that the court is also unintelligible and said Duggan Hunn also pointed out a reference to the education code and the election laws that he said do not exist in the books Duggan maintained they do exist and do apply to the case The judge called a 20minute recess during which he met with both sides of the suit in his chambers When court was resumed Judge Donald Morgan issued the ruling to grant the motion to dismiss the case You won on a lawyering point not on the strength of the issues Mr Duggan told the districts attor ney following the hearing In a short interview following the hearing Duggan simply said the court grants us the right to Im certainly pleased with the out come Now we can start moving for ward on the sale of the said CISD Superintendent Jerry Major fol lowing the hearing The district has now scheduled for Jan 25 the sale of school bonds for 1995 the remaining 1994 bonds and the refinancing of 1974 and 1985 bonds The combined amount of these bonds is approximately million photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Gangs are a dead end option for young people speakers Tyvon Morris and Jeorrlck High told students at Canyon Middle School last night GOOD ADVICE Former gang members share stories of tragedy pain By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Jeorrick High and Tyvon Morris hidd a simple but powerful message for students at Canyon Middle School on Thursday night stay away from gangs It is all about the choices and decisions you High said High and Moms told about their years growing up as teenagers in Texas years in which they bothgptinvolved in gangs sold drugs robbed and were involved in driveby shootings High was involved in a driveby shooting in Which he got shot in the back leaving him paralyzed from the waist down Now be gets around in a wheelchair High said his dad got involved in selling drugs and was shot to death when a deal went bad my dad was shot I told myself I would not be like High said However it only got rougher for High After his Mier was shot High said his mother had to woric two jobs and he looked for a job but was turned down because he was under age at the tpne When he entered his fteshjnap year at Robert B Lee High School hj jflayexJ football and every thing was okay But High began to gj t into trouble when he uncle tJbattJbiBre was a lot of money to he made through the drug business I saw gjy cousin had everything njkje jewelry and High said I began to saVe the money my cousin gave me and began to buy drugs J figured I could sell those lie to miss school and hang out on the streets until the wee hours of the morning High was kicked out of school a couple of times because he missed so many days Then a group of his fiiendsformed a gang and stole guns which they used for driveby shootings High said when it got to that point he began to reassess what he was doing in a gang But in the summer of 1991 High was a passenger in a car of one of his friends while they were riding in Baytown one afternoon A man with a gun in another car approached them and told them he was going to shoot them Highs friend then sped off with the other car chasing them on IH1Q Shots rang out and Highs friend got shot in the shoulder and the car began to swerve Luckily they both got to a hospital where High said later he felt a tingling feeling in his legs and found out that be bad been shot in the back After he got out of the hospital his younger brother Keithric was acci dently shot to death when one of Jeorricks fiiends brought a gun into their house I began to realize the things I was doing was starting to affect a whole lot of other High said Morris said he was awarded a scholarship to play football at the University of Hawaii However that dream ended when he got arrested for selling drugs and could not grad uate because he missed 20 days of school They both are taking Cadet class es which will give them the oppor tunity to become drug abuse coun selors High said there is a chance he could walk again with strenuous ther High school students looked at in animal mutilation case By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs deputies are investigating the possibility that one or more Smithson Valley High School students may have been responsible for the mutilation of a show steer and pet dog Anthony Pearson came home Mon day afternoon to find his sons pound 4H steer repeatedly gored by a homemade spear The familys pet dachshund was killed with Pearsons own ax Obscenities and swastikas had been spray painted on the Pearsons house Ive offered a reward here for any information leading to the arrest of the guilty said Joe Rogers SVHS principal One student had come forward yesterday with information Were working on it but nothing is confirmed one way or the other said Chief Deputy Ell wood Hoherz To my knowledge at this point in time we have no one Rogers said Losing the steer meant losing a lot of money thousands of dollars Many of our students invest in Rogers said And if they realize a profit sometimes a cow or steer will bring a tidy sum The boy had been investing in the steer and was planning to enter it in the upcoming stock shows he said The Ware Pair took calls about the steer stabbing on their Wednesday afternoon talk show The money wasnt the main said host Ricky Ware yesterday The main thing was that it was an animal that boy spent a good part of his life One caller cleaned the graffiti from Pearsons house free of charge Pearson said Monty saw the worst side of human nature I guess the good Lord is let ting him see the good side Pearson said the community sup port for his family has been heartening This woulnt have happened in Hous he said Pearson who is finishing a masters degree in history from Southwest Texas State University will do his stu dent teaching at Smithson Valley High School Another radio caller suggested that listeners donate five cents on the pound of the steers weight to help the Pearson family recoup the loss of the sfeer SVHS can also serve as a clearing house for donations from area resi dents Rogers said Id be happy to receive any donations to help the fam ily over the loss of the animal Any checks can be made out to the Pearson Marion police are actively pursu ing another case of animal cruelty in Marion It was the latter part of November around said Marion Police Chief Max Wommack Jr Hogs held in the high school agri culture barn were stabbed in the Mar ion incident Theres no connection between the two crimes at this Wommack said HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Augustine Sosa and Candice Davis practice the piano at St Judes Ranch New group to help childrens ranch By DAVID DEKUNDER make reservations by calling 2 By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A service auxiliary whose sole pur pose is to help the residents of St Judes Ranch for Children near Bul verde will meet in late January for its first meeting The auxiliary will be the arm for organizing special events and fund raisers for the the St Judes volunteer services coordinator Leah Anderson said The auxiliary which will be called Friends of the Ranch will have its first meeting at the Restaurant at Gruene Mansion at 7 on Thursday Jan 25 Anderson said anyone who is inter ested in attending the meeting should make reservations by calling 210 8857494 Reservations will be accept ed through Jan 22 since dessert will be served at the meeting St Judes Ranch for Children is a nonprofit residential care facility for children ages 1117 which takes in children who are either abused aban doned or neglected The ranch was founded in 1983 The Friends of the Ranch will help build community support for St Judes through financial support and volunteer services which will help the ranch gain name Anderson said We are sending an invitation to the community and local churches to join is a great way to start the New Year by helping other Bridal Fair prize winners get whats coming to them See Page 3