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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Canyon basaba team stays unbeaten in district paf a Sports Pacia 6A Hummel Museum Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Priscella Nealeigh Rachel Shockey Krystal Marie Madero eight Anthony Cholico Linda Lee Stapper two Vierginia Espinoza Helen Velez Diana Marie Perez Vernon Henry Bind ner 73 Mark Cul bertson Mason Schmidt 18 Crys tal Salazar 10 and Mason Schmidt 18 Happy anniversary wish es to Mr and Mrs Louis Ortiz 23 and Mr and Mrs Esteban Cordova 22 Being conservative at college The New Braunfels Republi can Family Club will meet Tuesday April 2 at 7 at the New Braunfels Christian Church Fellowship Hall on North Loop 337 Call 629 6442 for information Topic Being conservative in the lib eral college environment AIDS information at meeting The Unitarian Universalist group will meet Wednesday April 3 at at the Vic toria Bank Njorth Building Robert Konkel Comal County Coordinator for the Depart ment of Health Regional Planning Coalition will speak about AIDS and other sexually transmitted dis eases Public invited Young Life get together Monday All high school students are invited to a Young Life hap pening at Tree Tops Restau rant Monday at Impact of immigration The Comal Area League of Women Voters will hold a forum on the impact of immi gration on Texas on Thurs day April 4 at 7 at the Victoria Bank and Trust North Building Guest speakers will be David Pena of Texas Lawyers for Civil Rights under Texas Laws and Juan Anto nio Flores Department of Human Services Office of Immigration and Refugees There will be a question and answer session following the speakers Public invited For information call Gloria Sasser at 6060864 Oneact play to be performed Canyon High School drama department will present a public performance of the UIL oneact play Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward on April 4 Performance begins at 7 in the CHS Com mons Cost After hours mixer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours April 4 5 to 7 at Sundance Golf Course The winning numbers Lotto Est million jackpot HTEXflS LOTTERV Freemen standoff continues in Montana JORDAN Monf the Freemens standoff with government agents dragged into a sixth day a cloud of doom hung over the siege One of the jailed leaders said it will end worse than A federal judge in Billings refused Friday to release LeRoy Schweitzer 57 and Daniel Peterson 53 on bond The two were arrested by federal agents Monday and are among 12 antigovernrrient Freemen named in indict ments At least some of the others are believed to be holed up on a sprawling wheat and sheep farm As Schweitzer and Petersen were being led from the courtroom in chains both began speaking out Asketch artist for The Billings Gazette quoted Petersen as saying You watch folks when it goes down its going to be worse than a reference to the deadly April 1993 Texas standoff involving the Branch Davidians Valley sees worst citrus crop since 1989 HARLINGEN Texas weaker and weak juice prices have turned the 1996 citrus crop into the worst seen by the Lower Rio Grande Valley since 1989s killer freeze industry experts say The fruit has been flawed by thick skin coarse pulp and sheepnosed or pointed ends said Bob Smith pres ident of the Texas Citrus Growers League Valley citrus farmers usually get a higher price for their grapefruit than their Florida competition because of superior quality But this year lower quality forced farmers to sell about half of this years crop as juice bringing a lower price and flooding an already saturated market Were swimming in grapefruit Clyde Witte president of the Texas Citrus Exchange said Friday I dont see any changes in the next 12 to 14 New Braunfels HeraldZei 56 Pages in four sections Sunday March SUNDAY ServingComai County for more than 144 years of PRISCELLA NEALEIGH Vol 144 No 100 t i r n By MELANIE Staff Writer Preliminary autopsy reports indicated a Spring Branch man and woman were shot in their heads at close range Sher iff Jack Bremer said Friday The bodies of John Patrick Lamb 44 and Kelley Dougherty 33 were found early Thursday night at a residence near Farm Market 306 Lamb and Dougherty may have been dead for an extended period of time according to a prepared statement from the Sheriffs Department Bremer said Friday the preliminary autopsy reports from the Travis County Medical Examiner did not indicate what type or caliber of weapon was used to kill Lamb and Dougherty Bremer added both victims were shot in the head from a distance of less than a foot A suspect whose name Bremer declined to release remained in custody Saturday on charges of unlawfully car rying a weapon and drug possession The suspect drove up to the scene Thursday as officers were investigating the murders Bremer said The man has not been charged in con nection with the murders The Texas Department of Public Safe ty Crime Unit is investigating the mur ders with the Sheriffs Department Early voting starts tomorrow Citizen of the Year HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL HeraldZeitung Publisher David Sullens and County Commissioner Moe Schwab hold up the Horizons special sec tion proclaiming Schwab Comal Countys Citizen of the Year at the annual HeraldZeitung Horizons reception held at the paper Friday afternoon About 200 people attended the reception which honored Schwab and more than a dozen Unsung Heroes Read all about why Schwab was selected by the HeraldZeitung Readers Advisory Board for the honor in the Horizons special section inside this newspaper From Staff Reports Early voting for the runoff elec tions for the sheriff and county com missioner Precinct 1 Republican races begins Monday and residents are urged to vote For the Comal County Sheriff Race Incumbent Jack Bremer is facing Bob Holder There is no Democratic candidate Douglas Kirk and Jack Dawson will face each other in the runoff for County Com missioner Precinct 1 which is being vacated by retiring Jumbo Evans after 16 years The winner of the runoff will face Louis Char lie Millican There are also a variety of statewide runoffs in both the Repub lican and Democratic parties The top Democratic race is for the Senate race between John Bryant and Victor Morales The winner will face Republcan Phil Gramm in the general election Early voting is from April 15 1996 at the Comal County Court house Annex Room 306 Monday through Friday from 8 to For those wishing to vote by mail A mailout ballot request must be received in the County Clerks office by April 2 1996 Applica tions must indicate Party Preference Republican or Democrat For more information on requirements for bal lots by mail contact the County Clerks Office at 6205513 or 620 5538 Election day is April 9 and voting locations will be open from 7 to 7 A runoff election is open to all registered voters regardless of whether they voted in the March primary If you did not vote in the March primary you are eligible to vote in the April runoff The only restriction is that if you voted in the March primary you have to vote in the same party that you chose in the primary For exam ple if you voted Democrat in the March primary then you must vote Democrat in the April runoff If you voted Republican in the March pri mary then you must vote Republi can in the April runoff Dropping lake level could spell trouble for boaters By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer If the conservation pool level at the Canyon Lake Reservoir continues dropping recreational activities will be impacted Corps of Engineers reservoir manager Jerry Brite said Thursday Well 1 dont expect it to affect recreation within the next 30 Brite said But if we dont get any rain coming in May it the use of boat ramps and beaches could be seriously affect Brite said the lake level is now at at the conservation pool level This is feet below the normal conservation pool level of 909 feet We are having very insignificant reflow from Brite said The Guadalupe River is slowly coming in at 8090 cfs cubic feet per The river is usually running at 200 cfs this time of year With the winds and the extra sunshine we are getting more evaporation and the reservoir is dropping faster without the If the rains do not come in late April Brite said the boat ramps picnic areas and swimming beach es would be affected a But if the lake lev el drops to the elevation of 905904 feet boat ramps at Jacobs Creek Park Canyon Park and Cranes Mill Park wont be usable Brite said Then if the conservation pool level drops even further to 900899 feet between 1012 boat ramps in all the parks and the swimming beaches at Potters Creek Park Canyon Park and Comal Park would be unusable Brite said Brite hopes that it doesnt have to come to that I am not expecting this to happen this Brite said I have been talking to hydrologists who say we should get the normal rainfall pattern in May and June which is our traditional rainy County Engineer Tom Hornseth said his depart ment will monitor the elevation of the reservoir With the winds and the extra sunshine we are get ting more Jerry Brite and see how it will affect the useability of its eight boat ramps on the lake Well eventually without additional rainfall there comes a point when the boat ramp materi als become exposed to the levels of Hornseth said If both the lake bottom and the ramp become exposed it will become Plaza conies Alive With Art By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer In an effort to promote the arts and young peoples involvement in them downJpWB BraunfeIs was Alive with Art Saturday morning for the second annual Youth Art Alive ft is a way for the community to recognize all kinds of aits including performing arts said Youth Arpeaj began when a pwb iic inlormatiep officer from one of rjw ioca schoojs wanted to use yar ajQJs to display ijite ajRf wnt Youth We wajatfd to expand it to show the good sides of young peoples involvement in any type of said AjtBea Committee Chairman JeanWilsgW The Mftm was held Salt urday fipgi 10 ajn to 1 and there were an array of aptivities for people to take part in A local band of one ytded musical entertainfljent In between their sessions other enter tainment was available including a fiddler Visitors were also able have their faces painted make pictures ana things for the parade and attend poetry seminars 1 wanna go find my picture said one little girl as her mom Stopped to talk to a friend Following the mornings activities those present were led in a parade around downtown Wilson said the parade was a sidewalk Mardi Gras style The parade was fol lowed by aja awards ceremony for artwork For advertising or subscription information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144   

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