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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 25, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                F jf Top seeds fcnocfeed out af Wimbledon See Sports Page 5 i OcMnumbwisd MbttMfe may wttw Mondtyt EviMMmtMfMl MdfWMM waMr wtMf wfitt Abudwt Orlplrrlgilkxi lyitaAl of httKHWM IWM Mth noizto at any IWw Vj t 8 pages in one section Tuesday June 20332 MO16 18 SOWEST MICRQPUBLISHINO 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Serving Coma County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home Of HUNTtfl MOIUM Sw Inside Market SLimmtist h Birthday wishes from itw HmkMtottung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Moeller Juanita E Morales Lucille Weekley belat Mathew Schriewer and Don aid Cobb Guenther Happy 33rd anniversary to Juan and Cruz Rosa Zavala To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count MoW Grass trace 0 0 Pecan 0 Pollen measured In parts per cubic mater of air Infofmatton provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 82 cubic feet per sec ond down 4 cfs from Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well 621 36 feet above sea level up 07 from Monday Canyon Dam discharge 59 cfs Canyon Lake Inflow 26 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation Nwy Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water and 1 512 million gallons of aquifer water Monday Discovery of body sparks investigation ByOAVIDOEKUNDER Comal County Sheriffs investi gators and Texas Rangers are look ing into the mysterious death of a Spring Branch woman over the weekend According toSheriff ment reports at about Sunday a vehicle driven by Richard Lee Stuesser stopped Deputy Tom Byford at the inter section of Highway 281 and Highway 46 and told Byford he had something for him to see saw the deputy flagged him down and told himthat he had a body in the back seat of his Sheriffs Department spokesman Sgt Rick Poindexter said The body was that of 32year old Mary Elizabeth Baker Baker Was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Stew art Both Stuesser 40 and Baker on Shadow Mountain in Spring Branch Bakers body was sent to the Travis County Medical Examin jers office for an autopsy where initial reports state that the cause of death was not natural Poindexter said No foul play is suspected nor is Stuesser a suspect at this time Poindexter said support group to meet Thursday The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group sponsored by the American Cancer Society wilt meet at 630 Thursday in the North Building of Victoria Bank and Trust 1000 N Wal nut Call 6291763 for infor rnaiton Scholarships offered Comal County Aggie Moms are offering scholarships for students at Texas who haye completed 95 hours or rnpre Unda Dieted at 6252637 for an application is July This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Tow truck ByDAVIDDEKUNDER Staff Writer Authorities believe they have found the weapon used in the double murder suicide of a Bulverde family in March Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said on Monday that 44yearold Paul Glenn Winsett had been arrested for allegedly taking the murder weapon at the site of the suicide of Stanley charged with taking weapcin frdni suicide Lindjey on Smithson Valley Road Wijfttt the wrecker driver at the scene Wiio towed Lindseys crashed pickup We have found the suicide Bremer said Winsett was charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence a third degree felony Justice of the Peace Ray Martinez served the warrant for Winsett and placed the bond at Bremer said Department of Public Safety trooper Randy Wells learned that a subject in Arkansas had the 9 mm pistol in The subsequent investigation by Wells allegedly traced the weapon back to Wirisett The Bexar County Medical Examiners Office verified that the pis tol rtcovered was the weapon involved in the suicide Lmdsey 43 is believed to have shot his wife Pennye 43 and son Sheldon 18 with a 38 caliber guri both once iri the head at their home three miles east of Bulverde on March 13 The murder weapon was recovered the following day at the north bank of the Ouadalupe RiVer under the FM 311 bridge Stanley Lindsey allegedly used two guns one to kill his family and one to kill himself He was found dead two miles south of his house in his pickup after it crashed in a cluster Of trees It finding of the weapon doesnt change a Bremer said It was ruled a double homicidesuicide It just verifies what we have Blue Bell distribution plant coming to Comal County By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Thirteenyearold Brad Reininger knows what he wants to be when he grows up ah ice cream taster Sitting in front of the television with generous scoops of Blue Bells strawberry shortcake ice cream has been Brads idea of fun ever since his tongue recognized the sweet creamy taste Brad who helped buy ice cream on a family shopping trip at the New Braunfels creased a broad smile when he learned Blue Bell plans to build a new facility off of FM 306 by Spring 1997 cream is good Its sweet and cold and cools you off after a hot said Brad whose brothers Jor dan 10 and Ryan 8 helped their mother Barbara pick up two gallons of Blue Bell ice cream Monday Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham announced Friday that negotiations are under way to build a distribution center around Lifehaus Industrial fark in Northwest New fJraunfels employ ing about 25 fulltime workers with in a year Expansion plans could increase the number of employees to 50 with investments totaling about million Our biggest need wastrying to find a location that would satisfy the growth requirements in San Antonio and said John Barnhill exec utive vice president and general sales manager for the company For years employees thought New Braunfels would be an ideal Blue Bell officials said most of the jobs would be offered locally but some employees will likely be trans ferred from the Brenham facility The building which has square feet of space on two acres of land would be used primarily as a warehouse for cold and dry storage officials said The new facility would store ice cream shipped from Brenham and sell it directly to retail stores in the San AntonioAustin region Barnhill said many employees in Brenham share the German heritage of New Braunfels making the move here an alluring possibility Blue Bell is also planning to build a distribution center in Little Rock Herald Brad Reininger picks his favorite flavor of Blue Monday by MICHAEL DARNALL ill Ice Cream at the bringing to 28 the number of sales centers spread across 11 states mainly in the South According to Nielson Scan Traclc TJiataBlue Bell is the top sell ing ice cream in the San Antonio Austin market with 56 percent of the market share and statewide it accounts for 61 percent of all ice cream sales Brad and other ice cream enthusi asts know the appeal of Blue Bell ice cream however Brads quest to be a taste tester will remain unfulfilled until he becomes a bonafide Blue Bell employee Bliie Bell tests its new flavors by creating a panel of employees from all aspects of the operation officials said Unfortunately we dont have peo ple whose only job is to taste ice cream would be a great said Traceji Bryan public relations coordinator for Blue Bell Still Bell delivery staff takes input nbm the public on flavor pos sibilities which employees vote on The winning flavors are produced and then tested by the employee pan el Blue Bell produces 17 permanent flavors and rotates an additional 27 for an average of 25 flavors for sale on a given day Blue Bell President Paul Kruse said the company and land owner will appear before the citys Planning and Zoning Commission in July to dis cuss a replat of the property and also hope to qualify for tax abatements from the city i HeraldZeltuhg photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Democratic candidate for Senate Victor Morales speaks at Krauses education during Krauses visit ByDAVIDDEKUNDER Staff Writer Senate candidate Victor Morales rolled into tqwn in his white Nissan pickup to beat incumbent Republican Senator Phil Qramm in November There is no question I can beat Phil Gramm but the question is by how Morales said to a crowd of 70 supporters at a luncheon at Krauses Cafe v Morales the Democratic nominee is taking on Gramm who has served for two terms in the Senate Morales an 18year schoolteacher and former Crandall city councilman touted his concern for education during his speech I will be fighting for Head Start and Pell Morales said I am concerned about education not because I am a teacher but because I want to get people off of education will make people more qualified help with the creation of jobs and bring more Social Security into the Education Morajes said can help reduce crime in Texas We shell out to for prisoners in Morales said As they say pay now or pay On the subject of affirmative action Morales said he supports efforts by President Bill Clinton to make some reforms to the program but he reiter ated that he wants to keep it intact Morales said he like Gramm is for a balanced budget and that he has one area in particular he would cut I dont understand why we are sub tsidizing tobacco tonal candidate said I have always been a fiscal conservative I am not going to bring pork barrel projects to spend money on so that you will Since Morales hais said he will not take any PAC money he has had to entirely rely on the donations of his supporters at every campaign stop Morales said there need to be cam paign reforms which will make it eas ier for people like him to run for pur lie Office The media the press need to give us air time and work with us on Morales said It is just too difficult to drive miles in a truck and leave your He said he was encouraged by a recent Texas IJoll which showed him 14vpercentage points behind Gramm which was improvementfrom the last poll which showed Gramm up by 25 points Morales said he has received warm welcomes wherever he has gone and he believes his campaign is catching on I think people relate to me and know that I am Morales said They appreciate me and know that I do my Eraser loses vote on Braunfels rep By ABE LEVY Staff Writer A proposal to name members of the New Braunfels City Council as official representatives to Braunfels Germany for its 750th celebration died Monday after council members failed to offer a second motion Councilman and former mayor Paul Fraser initiated the measure that would have endorsed council mem bers as official representatives for the celebration on July 13 and 14 Fraser said he plans to attend the event Council members let the motion die during consideration because the designation raised concerns that it would duplicate the services of local advertising agent Herb Skoog who was named the official ambassador for the city two weeks ago at the last council meeting Im not sure I understand the necessity of this Council woman Cathy Talcott said during discussion of the matter Skoog said his duties as ambas sador would be to act as liaison between the two sister cities and pre sent gifts on behalf of New Braunfels I accepted it Its an honor I can work with Mr Fraser I dont have a problem with that but youve got to have one person as a Skoog said Councilman Paul Fraser said he did not place the item on the agenda to usurp Skoogs jurisdiction over the event but to recognize elected officials from the city Im not suggesting that anything change on Mr Skoogs Fraser said After the motion died on the floor Fraser refused to comment on the proposal Gene Mormhinweg of New Braun fels old the council the move would usurp Skoogs designation and urged the council to kill the motion Mayor Jan JCennady suggested that Skoog recognize Fraser during cere monies in Germany EUWD continues study of bad water line in aquifer By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Representatives from the Edwards Underground Water District were in town Monday to take the second water sample for a program aimed at gather ing information on the line between fresh and saline water in the Edwards Aquifer John Waugh a hydrologist with the EUWD said various wells along the bad water line are being tested by the EUWD and six other agencies to try to determine if that line will move as lev els drop He said if the line moves it could mean a decline in water quality However he added even if the line does move the water would still be drinkable Its kind of a boundary between the fresh water and water that wouldnt taste so good if you drink he said New Braunfels Utilities General Manager Paula DiFonzo said one NBU well is about half a mile from the line and is being monitored along with a couple of shallow wells However w j HeraldZeituna photo by MiCHAgL DARNAU John Waugh hydrologist takes a water sample Monday even if the line does move New Braun rent she said fels residents may not have to drink the contaminated water DiFonzo said NBU has several deep wells that would likely be unaffected It would just mean more stringent conservation measures than our cur The first set of samples were taken on May 28 Rick Dlgner EUWD general manager said the results from the first sampling have been returned and will be used as a baseline for com paring future results For subscription or advertising information call the at 6259144   

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