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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY The Plaza Bandstand New Braunfels Herald II01A 187 S 0 U E 8 T MIC R 0 P U B L IS HI hi G 2627 E YAWDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 UU 14 pages in one section Friday March Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of SAUNDERS Vol 144 No 89 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Kennemer Saturday six Saunders Monty Crumrine Gilbert Alvarez Sat and Carlos Molina Happy 45th anniversary to Lorraine and Kenneth Ken nemer and happy anniversary to James and Gena Orth Pollen Count available Elm Cedar Ash Mulberry NA Hackberry Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 02 Lioness Club holds garage and bake sale The New Braunfels Lioness Club will hold a garage and bake sale at 386 West San Antonio Street starting at 8 Saturday Canyon Music Boosters to meet Canyon Music Boosters will meet Tuesday at in the Canyon High School Band Hall There will be an election of new officers Lake Dunlap Property Owners meeting The Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association annual general membership meeting and election of officers will be held at Riverbend Park at 7 Friday March 15 Class of 43 to meet Class of 1943 New Braun fels High School to meet at Ryans Steakhouse March 16 at for lunch For information call Rudy Schrey er at 6255352 Cookie Blitz The New Braunfels Girl Scouts will have a Cookie Blitz this Saturday March 16 from 8 to 6 They will sell the cookies for one day only in the HEB parking lot at the cor ner of Walnut and Highway 81 For information call Karen McDonald at 6259548 or Sherryl Gerke at 6207275 Dealers needed The New Braunfels Conser vation Society is pleased to announce that on June 1 at the New Braunfels Civic Cen ter the Society will hold its first Collectors Showcase and Sale Dealers wishing to partici pate with fine collectibles or antiques call 6292943 Correction In an editorial on Page 4 of the Wednesday Herald Zeitung it was stated that the city should use a portion of the tax money to help fund a plan to fight crime and litter on the Comal River In fact the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce has already budgeted up to for the program from the promotional portion of its tourism budget which is funded by the tax This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Questions still unanswered in three deaths By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer The death of a Comal County man may have been selfinflicted the sher iffs department said Friday morning The sheriffs department also found the gun around noon Thursday which may have killed Stanley Lindseys wife and son Lt Sumner Bowen of the Comal County Sheriffs Department said Fri day morning Stanley Lindsey 43 died as a result from a contact gunshot wound to the left side his head before his truck ran off Smithson Valley Road two miles south of his house We think he shot Bowen said Stanley Lindsey a Union Pacific employee who worked in the San Antonio maintenance shops since 1972 was traveling south toward his house Wednesday morning when his truck veered across the northbound lane into a cluster of trees When the sheriffs department arrived at the white brick house on the corner of Antler Pass and Circle about three miles east of Bulverde to report Stanley Lindseys death to his family deputiesfound his wife Pennye also 43 and Sheldon 18 dead each shot once in the head The mother was found in the kitchen and the son was found in a bedroom said Sheriff Jack Bremen Preliminary autopsy reports indicate Pennye and Sheldon Lindsey were shot with a 38caliber gun the same caliber as the weapon found on the north bank of the Guadalupe River under the Farm Road 311 bridge Thursday afternoon Bowen said Stanley Lindsey proba bly was killed with a 9 mm gun which has not been recovered The wounds indicate Pennye and Sheldon Lindsey were shot at close range Bowen said The mother and son did not have any defensive wounds to indicate they fought their killer Because of the condition of Stanley Lindseys body tests cannot conclude if he fired a gun Bowen said AUU u i by MICHAEL DARNALL Although no weapon was found at the scene the Comal County Sheriffs Department believes Stanley Lindsey may have killed himself Sheriff Jack Bremer told the media yesterday Bowen added poweder residue was found on both the mother and son Bremer said the house showed no sign of forced entry A fresh shell cas ing from a 22caliber bullet was found outside of the truck Bremer said Early Thursday morning officers found a silhouette charm with Shel don Lindseys name and date of birth along the banks of the Guadalupe Riv er near where the gun was later found The gun charm and other items of jewelry Bowen declined to identify were found near Farm Road 311 more than 11 miles away from the accident scene and 13 miles away from the Lindseys home The family had lived in the white brick house with green shutters and gutters since June 1994 Bowen said Bremer described the family as kin da Dan Geroy prinicipal of Smithson Valley High School where Sheldon Lindsey was a senior described the teenager as a good Geroy said memorial activities for the Lindsey family may be planned later next week He added a few students have asked for counseling The sheriffs department was sched uled to meet with the Lindseys rela tives late Friday morning The sher iff the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab and a Union Pacific unit were investigating incident scenes Thursday afternoon Candidates voters prepare for runoffs Rollover wreck leaves man critical By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Early voting in Democratic and elections runs from April 1 to April 5 HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Bigfoot sighting Cody Kahlig is dwarfed by the tire of Bigfoot the famous carcrushing monster truck The truck will be on display at Bluebonnet Motors 315 N Seguin through Saturday Boy Scout troop prepares for barbecue Boy Scout Troop sponsored by the Knights of Columbus is selling barbecue tickets as a fundraiser for the troops camping and outdoor activities Barbecue plates with all the fixings will be prepared for drive through pickup on Friday March 29 from until at the Knights of Columbus Hall Tickets are per plate presale only The troop thanks Granzins HEB and Guadalupe Smoked Meats for their contributions For more information or to purchase tickets call Dough Hungerford assistant scout master at 6293811 The dust is settling from the primary elections held earlier this week and it is now time to start looking toward the next election However several races still have not been decided and will have to go to a runoff election in April In local races incumbent Sheriff Jack Bremer and his opponent Bob Holder will head into a runoff race for Sheriff Douglas Kirk and Jack Dam son will also have a runoff race for County Commissioner Precinct 1 which is being vacated by retiring Commissioner Jumbo Evans Comal County Elections Supervisor Linnell Hinojosa said early voting for the elections will be held from April 1 through April 5 from 8 to She said early voting for the runoff will be only be held at the courthouse and there will not be any temporary branches We just dont have time for temporary said Hinojosa We only have five days and were going to have our hands full The actual election day for the runoff is April 9 and polls will be open from 7 to 7 County Clerk Joy Streater said she is uncertain at this point where the elections will take place Thats up to the said Streater By law they can consolidate if they want to I dont know what theyre going to Hinojosa said that despite the reduced number of elections and candidates in the runoff a good turnout is still expected She said she expects roughly the same amount of voters in this election if not more 1 think the same people that voted in the first election will also want to vote in this she said However Hinojosa added that if people do chose to vote again they will have to vote in the same primary they voted in on March 12 She also added that if someone did not vote in the first election its not too late Even if you didnt vote in the first election you can vote in the said Hinojosa You just cant switch par In addition to the local runoffs other runoffs are likely How ever Hinojosa said she has not received final word from the state yet on which races will require a runoff HeraiaZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNAU Two New Braunfels residents were injured in a onecar rollover on the 900 block of Gruene Road Thursday afternoon Anita Olson 38 was dri ving south on Gruene Road when she swerved to avoid hittina a car in her lane Her Jeep veered off the road rolled over once and landed on its side Olson and passenger Paul Johnson 32 were thrown from the Jeep The vehicle landed on Johnson who was transported by AirLife helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio where he remained in critical condition Friday morning Olson was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital Project KISS and Canyon Lake Chamber make deal for land for youth center By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The possibility that the Canyon Lake Community Youth Recreation Center Project KISS will find a home is com ing closer to reality after the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce board voted last week to start negotiating a long term lease of chamber land for the recreation center The Project KISS people approached us after their lease with the Corps of Engineers fell chamber president Richard K Smith said They offered that we lease our land to them in return they would pro vide us room for an office space in the The chamber has acres of land where its current offices are located on FM 2673 between Startzville and Sat tler We agreed to sign a nonbinding letter of intent Our board is 100 percent behind Richard K Smith chamber president Project KJSS had tried to enter into a sublease agreement through the coun ty for the proposed county park at Canyon Dam with the Corps of Engineers but that attempt fell through We agreed to sign a nonbinding letter of intent with Project Smith said Our board is 100 percent behind Smith said the Project KISS board which meets Friday at noon at the law offices of Charles Stephens in Sattler must approve it before the agreement can become valid If Project KISS accepts the agree ment we anticipate that groundbreak ing ceremonies will be within 90100 Smith said Smith said the lease would be a year for 99 years The lease Smith said will benefit both parties It is a good idea because they Pro ject KISS need land and we need new office Smith said In January we started a building fund and have already collected but Project KISS roughly has Smith said the chamber would need about square feet of office space in the facility We need it because we are quickly outgrowing our present office Smith said A joint committee has been set up to iron out details such as how each par Now the Project KISS people will be able to point to something tangible and people will Richard K Smith nhamher ty would split paying the utility bills factors relating to the joint manage ment of the facility and deciding the office space The recreation center would be ben eficial not only for the chamber and Project KJSS but the community at large Smith said It will do a number of Smith said It will give the communi ty a facility for large public gatherings which we currently dont have It will be a central gathering place for Canyon Lake The facility will enable the cham ber to have more functions available to the public and save the chamber mon ey in the process because we would not have to go out and rent businesses for functions that much The center would add to the infrastructure of Canyon Lake and develop a part of Canyon Lake which is currently unde Fundraising should be a little bit eas ier now that the recreation center has a permanent place Smith said A lot of people were reluctant to donate money to Project KISS because they did not see anything tangible com ing out of Smith said Now the Project KISS people will be able to point to something tangible and people will Clinton pledges million aid to See Opinion Page 4   

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