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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas JiM f Canyon New Braunfels Softball players re 14 pages In one section Friday April K Servlftg CdrtatComty and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of Inside Market Stammlisch Birthday withes from the rleraldZettung TTie New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Perry Meyer Wesley Wat Ninette Campbell Inez Davfla Christopher Davila Ben jamin Culpepper three Becky Fletcher 14 years Satur and Roma Rahe Happy anniversary wishes to Nancy and David 44 years and to Kim and John Stevens To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count MoldNot available Grass0 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 03 from yesterday City to get a spring cleaning The city of New Braunfels and Waste Management Inc are sponsoring a citywide cleanup April 20 Each house hold in the city will be allowed to dump the equivalent of one pickup load of materials free at the Comal County Landfill tomorrow The landfill will be bpeprdm9sum to 3 tomorrow It is located off Frei heit Rbad Call 6082100 for information Oarage sale benefits St Judos Ranch for Children The Friends of the Ranch will hold a garage sale April 20 from 9 to 2 at the former Bargain Box building at Castell and Coll streets Find out about special education services There will be an Admission Review and Dismissal work shop at the First United Methodist Church community room in New Braunfels at Saturday April 20 The workshop is sponsored by PATH Novice Night at theater Circle Arts Theatre will hold its annual Novice Night a workshop on basic acting skills Wednesday April 24 beginning at 7 Experi enced actors will be there to assist novices in preparing short skits There is no fee Wear comfortable clothes The workshop is for ages 17 and older Oarage sale date moved A garage sale to benefit the Childrens Miracle Network will be held at the WalMart Distribution Center parking lot 3920135 Saturday April 20 from to 3 Snacks and refresh ments will be for sale This sale was originally scheduled for April 21 Correction One of the three women pictured in the article about making quilts for the home less on Page 1 of yesterdays paper was misidentified The woman on the right identified in the caption as Ida Sjng is Janie Cathcart McQueeney man killed by train Emergency workers stand by the body of Robert Claycomb By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer A McQueeney man died after a train hit him on a trestle over the Guadalupe Riv er Friday morning Robert Arthur Claycomb 53 of McQueeney was walking along the tres tle crossing the Guadalupe River Friday morning shortly after 8 said Det Sgt Basel Boatright of the New Braunfels Police Department When the train came h6 was out in the middle and couldnt get tothe other Boatright said HerakiZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL He added Claypomb tried to move off the tracks but was unsuccessful Claycomb fell nearly 75 feet onto the bank of the river near the Nacogdoches Street bridge He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Ray Martinez trout rales By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CISD candidates call growth key issue School board fbriinidrawl small crowd By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Despite the turnout of only a handful of people candidates for the board of trustees for the Comal Independent School District were on hand Thursday night to discuss their views on education arid the role of the board in that endeavor Scott Watson and Lois Duggan are vying for the District 3 seat on the board Watson said he believes there are three key issues facing the district First is growth second is better com munication with the public and third is managing taxes wisely He said growth is the biggest of these and managing it requires planning growth and Manage the growth youre have an overcrowded situation said Watson Duggan said she believes the key issue facing the district is the fact that there has not been a legal bond election since Bill Brown Elementary was built She said bond issues need to be brought to the vot ers in a legal manner that gives them an opportunity to evaluate the request She said the board must make sure it is fol lowing the law before growth or any oth er issues can be addressed You must put that in the form of a proper proposition when you go to the I will fight it as long as Im in the she said In District 4 Thomas Bruce is being challenged by Doug Nail Jr Nail said he also feels growth is the primary issue fac ing the district and will continue to be He nii is another issue because you dont hear enough abotit it A third issue is good management of the limited funds available to operate the district However despite the last two he still stressed growth as the key issue to be dealt with Thats the number one issue guys You cant have school without a building You cant have it outside under a said Nail Thomas Bruce did not attend the forum due to a prior commitment Early voting for the board of trustees in districts 3 and 4 will run until April 30 Only those living in the two districts can vote and voters can go to any of the early voting polls Because of a public outcry the Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart ment has decided against implementing strict regulations on trout fish ing on a mile stretch of the Guadalupe River The new rules would have banned the use of natural baits for fishing introdued a new 16 inch minimum to keep trout and introduced a threetrout bag limit We have decided to pull the proposed regulations gettogeiherwith all the parties involved and move to a more amenable said Ken Kurzawski inland fisheries division staff support spe cialist The regulations would have applied to a mile stretch of the Guadalupe River below the Canyon Dam from the easternmost bridge on FM 306 downstream to the second bridge crossing on River Road officials and members of Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited a group of trout fishermen said the regulations were needed to develop a trophy trout fishery in the Guadalupe River Rainbow trout are not a native species to the river with help from Lone Star Beer began stocking rainbow trout in the Guadalupe River more than 25 years ago Because of the water release from Canyon Dam the rivers water is a cool 65 degrees year round which give the trout a good chance to survive in the river biol ogistssaid A public hearing on the proposed regulations was held at the Comal County Courthouse on April ban on natural baits caused the most controversy because the opponents of that rule said it would discriminate against natural bait fishermen and children who fish along the river biologists said the ban on natural baits was needed because studies have showed that the mortality rate for trout released from live bait is 41 percent compared to a five to ten percent mortality rate for those caught on artificial lures The Parks and Wildlife Commission board was scheduled to vote on the regulations at its regular meeting in May before staff pulled the provisions off the table We are still interested in improving the quality of a trout fishery on the Guadalupe Kurzawski said It trout regulations is a new concept for Texas We want to give people the chance to think about it and see how we can work around Kurzawski said his department hopes to start meeting with the dRTU representatives property owners and fisbettnertyrtlhin thejnext month or two County Judge Carter Casteel said she was pleased with decision She said that she had talked to Inland Fisheries Division Director Philip Durocher last Thursday realized it needed to work harder to get regulations acceptable for all Casteel said I told Phil Durocher when he called last Thursday that my office would be happy in helping arrange meetings with all John Weber a River Rbad property owner said the decision by parks and wildlife officials shows that they are rational I am happy because the people who went through the trouble to write the commissioners and go to the hearings their voices were Weber said I hope gets people and representatives from all sides to talk this thing through and come up with a winwin proposition which I think is Kurzawski said his staff will talk to all sides formulate a plan this winter and go before the parks and wildlife commission board in Jan uary 1997 and try to get them to authorize a public hearing for next year Attempts to reach GRTU members were unsuccessful Rural transit system is there its just not used very much By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A representative from the Alamo Area Council of Gov ernments appeared before com missioners court Thursday to tell them about a rural public transit system in an attempt to get more people to utilize it Im going to all 11 counties commissioners court to promote the rural public transportation program and teach people how to access said Rural Public Transportation Specialist Jeannie Sagebiel Sagebiel said AACOG receives both federal and state funds and in turn subcontracts with me Community Council of South Central Texas to provide the Alamo Coordinated Transit ACT vans provide ser vices to 11 area counties includ ing Comal Sagebiel said ACT transit rides are available throughout the county and provide 24hour service doortodoor She said users simply call a toll free num ber a day before and get placed on the route The van will then pick up the person at home are also competitive with a roundtrip ride from New Braun fels to San Antonio costing Its not a taxi service but its the next best thing The only disadvantage is you may be sit ting at the shopping mall waiting for your van to come pick you back up and we cant help that You just have to she said If someone gets held up at the doctor the van has to wait on them and that will make you have to Sagebiel said all the vans are wheelchair accessible She said there are also varying sizes to accommodate groups of two to 25 Regular rides whether they are daily weekly or monthly can also be scheduled However Sagebiel said the system is not being fully utilized especially in the New Braunfels and Canyon Lake areas because people do not know how to access it It is not being used to its she said I can say there is a lot of room for growth in Comal For more information on the ACT transit system pr to sched ule a ride call 18002925648 Parents reunited with son found in San Antonio By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer A 15year old Canyon Lake boy returned home Thursday night after he was missing for almost two days Lawrence Larry Moyer a special edu cation student from Smithson Valley High School possibly spent two nights on the streets of downtown San Antonio before he was recognized Thursday morning said Comal County Sheriff Lt Sumner Bowen Moyer was taken by his parents Thurs day afternoon to the Wilford Hall Air Force Hospital emergency room for pre cautionary examinations He was released later that night According to witness interviews Moy er first rode to Lukes Convenience Store on the comer of Highway 281 and Farm to Market 1863 after school Tuesday He then wandered about two miles south on Highway 281 near a construc tion crew Moyer who has the conversa tion level of someone less than half his age asked for a ride and two members of the crew tried to take him to the Salvation Army in downtown San Antonio But Bowen said because he had no identification and he is a minor the Sal vation Army could not help him Bowen said a homeless woman named Patricia took Moyer under her wing and tried to protect him Bowen described Patricia as a benevo lent character who was protective of Moyer She told us that she adopted Larry HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Patty Moyer and Lt Sumner Bowen speak at a press conference yesterday when he was nine and they had just moved into town from Bowen said Although Patricia was lying Bowen said the protectivetype story was what authorities wanted to hear We know that he was not with a bunch of vagrants who may have caused him he said A family friend who was putting up fliers about the teenagers disappearance in the area noticed Moyer and Patricia near the post office Moyer was reunited with his family at the post office around 11 Thursday Patty Moyer the teenagers mother said she was at an eye doctors appoint ment when she received word her son had been found I told him if there was any news then I was Patty Moyer said Patty Moyer said her son had quite a few elaborate stories about his adven tures in San Antonio but she still does not know exactly what happened Lawrence is the only one who can tell Patty Moyer said Patty Moyer said her son has left home before but always has palled She added she will work with her sons counselors to prevent a similar situation from happening again For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144
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