Tuesday, May 6, 1997

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 6, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Quarterfinals unkind to Jenkin See Page 6 New Braunfels Herald 12 pages in one section Tuesday May Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Bonnie Engler 50 CENTS Vol 145 No 124 Inside Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Benno Engel Bonnie Engler 50 years Jimmy Rhein laender Amy Grace 13 years Rosa Madero To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold unavailable Oak unavailable Pecan unavailable Mulberry unavailable Elm Grass unavailable River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond same as Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 07 Canyon Dam discharge 707 cfs Canyon Lake inflow 740 eft Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Monday and gallons of well water P Oneway traveling through Sattler Factor in some extra drive time if youre headed through Sattler A 7mile stretch of road on FM 306 through Sattler will have oneway traffic through a lead vehicle while the Texas Depart ment of Transportation installs an overlay for the next two to three weeks The stretch includes the inter section of FM 2673 but one way traffic will only extend aiong intervals of up to three quarters of a mile For more information call TxDOT at 6256278 Times running out dont forget mom Sunday will be the day to hon or those women without whom none of us would be here Mothers Day Children of all ages still have plenty of time to honor their moms Card companies candy companies and florists stand ready to provide a con crete expression of gratitude The mothers themselves though will cherish expressions of honest affection along with the gifts Great day to do something outdoors The weather today and tomor row should be perfect for work ing or playing outside This afternoon will be partly cloudy with a high in the mid80s and a south wind at 10 to 15 mph Tonight will continue to be part ly cloudy with a low in the mid 603 and a southeast wind at 5 to 10 mph Headed south on 135 dont be in a hurry If youre driving south on Inter state 35 expect delays start ing Thursday Work crews will be channeling traffic into a new ly constructed center lane from Solms Road to FM 482 near Busseys Flea Market The center lane has two lanes and will continue to serve as the main thoroughfare for south bound traffic for six to nine months The move is part of an ongo ing project to expand the high way to six lanes And if thats not enough for about one week that south bound lane will be whittled down to one lane beginning Monday That move is scheduled to last until May 15 to allow work crews to set up barriers along the sides of the highway Schertz bomb scare man arrested after claiming truck contained explosives no devices found By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A San Antonio man was arrested by the Schertz Police Department Monday morning after he told offi cers he had a truck filled with explo sives in a wooded area in Schertz Sally Arenas said she was cleaning her home located on Holly Lane off of Interstate 35 just north of Busseys Flea Market when her two dogs began barking She said a man with a chain over his shoulder appeared ask ing her for water and a sandwich If I hadnt had my big dogs bark ing I wouldnt have Arenas said Arenas said she told the man he could not have food because she did not know him She said he continued to harass her and refused to leave She said her telephone would not work so when he was distracted I jumped in my truck locked my door and went to my neighbors to call the He told me to call she said He stayed around and waited for them He was watering my yard and wouldnt Arenas said this was not the first time suspicious individuals had roamed the brushy area We get weird people all the she said Its time for me to look for another place to Schertz Police Chief Jerry Smith said officers responded to a suspi cious person call in Guadalupe Coun ty and when they arrived found 38 yearold Roberto Cervantes of San Antonio who said he was getting a drink of water from the hose Accord ing to a statement from the depart ment Cervantes who was taken into custody at the scene told officers he had a truck filled with explosives ready to go off that would make Oklahoma City look Bomb scare location Holly Lane ation of mick HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Sgt Michael Harris with the Schertz Police Department opens a UHaul truck that a San Antonio man claimed was filled with enough explosives to make Oklahoma City look The truck was actually filled with junk Law enforcement officers blocked off the area and called in assistance from the Fort Sam Houston bomb squad Texas Rangers Mar shals Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Agency the FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety Special Crimes Division Residents of the four or five homes in the highly wooded area were evacuated for sev eral hours We always do that as a precau tionary Lt Beverly Todd said Any time theres any mention of explosives we Smith said officials found a UHaul hidden in a brushy area He said offi cials thought the truck was brought into the area Monday morning The truck was parked between trees and was covered with yard clippings Smith said his officers were told the truck was filled with explosives There were wires sticking out the back of the truck intended to back up his Smith said It took officials several hours to HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Sally Arenas who called the police when a man showed up at her house asking for a drink and a sandwich talks with Schertz Police Department Lt Beverly Todd left and Officer Dana Reynolds during a bomb scare Monday morning of making a false report to peace officers and resisting arrest He was taken to the Guadalupe County Jail determine that the truck did not contain explosives Smith said the truck actu ally contained a mixmatch of Cervantes was arrested on charges is being held on bond New Garden Ridge mayor ready to take reins By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE After win ning Saturdays elections Mayorelect Jay F Feibelman said he was ready to get down to business Feibelman who has seived as coun cilman for the past two years is expect ed take over for departing Mayor Jay P Millikin in a called council meeting later this week Feibelman won the mayoral elec tion by garnering 348 votes 78 percent to Catherine Cochnauers 96 votes or 22 percent The first order of business is to find a new city administrator a new police chief an alternate municipal court Jay Feibelman judge and a new city treasurer Feibelman said We need to establish cutoff dates and start reviewing pack ages applica tions for police chief and city administrator and start the hiring Feibelman said Earlier this year the city council vot ed to reestablish the city administrators position which the council eliminated in 1992 The council did so because Mil likin who has been mayor for about six years decided not to run for reelec tion Millikin helped run the daytoday operations of the city by putting in as many as 60 hours a week in the non paid mayors position Feibelman said he hoped to have a city administrator and police chief hired by July He said he would meet with Mil likin to discuss the issues the city will face at the beginning of his term I want to have a smooth transition between myself and Mayor Feibelman said He lias been involved in many tilings only the mayor knows about 1 will get that information from In the long term he said he would like to see a library in Garden Ridge Many years ago someone donated for a city he said I plan on using the money to establish a small library We would look for dona tions and build a small library starting with the as a Just as it was during Millikins tenure as mayor water will play a sig nificant role during Feibeimans term Down the road we will have to start upgrading the water Feibel man said Some day we will have to fund it most probably through a bond issue and from impact fees from future developers 1 will check every angle to see how we can pick up the money to improve ouwater systems and see what we will need in construction costs and how we will fund it The least amount we borrow the better we are I have no intentions of raising water Flood warning system sought County GBR A request grant for emergency notification equipment along Guadalupe River By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer A grant application has been sub mitted to the Lower Colorado River Authority to help fund a system designed to warn tourists along the Guadalupe River of imminent flood ing Comal County Fire Marshal Mil ton Willmann said the county and the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority had submitted a grant application to LCRA requesting help to fund an emergency communication system along the Guadalupe River The pro ject is expected to cost and the application requests The county and GBRA would share the remaining costs The startup date depends on the Willmann said If we dont get the grant well have to do it in pieces Therere a lot of different things we can do its just which is cost effec Willmann said the system would consist of four or five river level gauges between Canyon Lake Dam and New Braunfels in addition to using existing gauges that the Edwards Aquifer Authority has placed on the tributaries leading to the Guadalupe River We know whats coming out of the Willmann said That would give us some idea of whats coming in from tributaries and Turn to Flood Page 2 More charges filed in CHS hazing matter By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Charges were filed this morning in Municipal Court against three Canyon High School upperclassmen who are accused of assaulting a younger stu dent in an October hazing incident The father of the alleged victim signed complaints late Monday after noon that named three defendants ages 16 17 and 18all of whom are Canyon football players The charges come one week after the first set of charges were filed against two other students who are also football players Those charges involve reports of hazing of a 15year old freshman in a January incident at the high school Another 15yearold freshman is named as the alleged victim in todays filing All the charges are listed as class C misdemeanors that carry a maximum fine of and no jail time AiTiiigiiment for last weeks charges is scheduled for May 15 at the Municipal Court There the defen dants have the option of selecting a judge or sixmember jury to decide the case Arraignment for todays charges is expected to be scheduled for May 20 or 22 court officials said adding that they did not know yet whether the two arraignments would be combined Parents of the alleged victims could not be reached for comment Tuesday morning but have said they were reluc tant to press charges Administration and coaches were to blame for the incidents more than the accused students who were conditioned to behave that way they have said Turn to Hazing Page 2 Woman dies after