Wednesday, April 21, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALDZEI TV 1LJ 109 18 pages in 2 sections April 1999 WEDNESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Cancer claims life of former county official Jumbo Evans dies Tuesday at age 78 BY PERI STONE Staff Writer Retired Comal County Commissioner Jumbo who died Tuesday at age was known by friends as mentor and family Funeral services for who served the county for 16 years and fought a battle with were sched uled for 10 Friday at First United Methodist 572 San Antonio Interment with full military honors will fol low the at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Anto Evans was the county commissioner for Precinct 1 from 1980 to EVANS He loved to act like hed give you a hard county tax assessorcollector Gloria Clennan recalling times hed come into their office and yell Wake up then hand out Clennan said she knew Evans for about 25 One time when she came into a commissioners court Evans Here comes Madam We can start Former county judge Carter who worked with Evans for six said he loved to be at center He was a tough Cas teel Hed stay with you until he got the answer he wanted Wed argue like two old hens at but that was County clerk Joy Streater He could be challenging at He came across as but he wasnt really he was a pussycat at who knew Evans for about 20 said he would visit her office at least once a month after he finished his last term as 4 County Commissioner Moe Schwab knew Evans for about 27 years and called him a He was very wellversed in county gov Schwab Ive learned more things from him than I could from a Evans spent 31 years in the both as a pilot and in according to close friend Gus the countys vet erans service Evans also was a member of the Noon Lions Club and the The Jumbo Evans Sports off 281 in western Comal was named hi his ROBIN The Landa Golf Course advisory board will discuss possible changes to annual fees at 7 today at the golf course Golfers say new fee plan isnt up to par BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Fore A warning has been sounded and the war of words has begun between the Landa Park Advisory Board and New Braunfels City Council member Randy The rift began three weeks ago when Vanstory asked course man ager Ward Watson to come up with a plan to increase the revenue the golf course returned to the Watson developed a plan that would bring the city in increased revenues in Members of the advisory board said Watsons plan took dead aim on senior citizens and others who paid annual fees to play the Residents currently pay a year for unlimited golf Under Watsons seniors would pay a year and others would pay That fee would not include weekend Players could pay for a gold MEETING WHO Landa Park Golf Course advisory board WHAT Discussion of annual fees WHEN 7 today WHERE Landa Park Golf Course clubhouse which would allow everyday Jack Abshire said he did not believe Vanstory had properly con sulted the board or the If you need help raising come to the Abshire but dont pull this increase and tell us we cant play on Watson said by limiting the play of the annual pass holders to it would free up weekend tee times to generate more He said the move would bring in more outoftown who spend more money at the pro shop and clubhouse See CHS cheerleading controversy to be heard by CISD school board members BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Parents of Canyon High School cheer leaders are finding little to cheer A controversy involving cheerleader selection at the high school has divided and Comal Independent School District trustees are scheduled to consider the matter when they meet at 6 Thurs day at Bill Brown Elementary 20140 Texas 46 A group of parents are appealing recent cheerleader tryouts that placed five incom ing freshmen on the varsity squad for the 19992000 school Canyon High School principal Will Krieg said the decision to open the junior varsity and varsity tryouts to incoming freshmen stemmed from a lack of funds for an additional cheerleader CHS currently has junior var sity and varsity No one on staff wanted to take the job See 16yearold in stable condition after being struck by car Tuesday FROM STAFF REPORTS A 16yearold New Braunfels boy was struck by a car while riding his bicycle at Faust Street and McQueeney Road late Tues day Officer Fred Pfeil with the New Braunfels Police Department said the accident occurred around 4 when a 1989 Mercury Topaz driven by a New Braunfels woman was heading south on McQueeney The victim was riding on Faust Street down a steep The car and bicycle collided in the PfeU said the woman was cited for failing to yield right of way at an open The identity of the victim was not He was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio and was listed in stable Students open fire at high school As many as 25 reported dead in Colorado suicide mission AP Two students in black trench coats swept through their suburban high school with guns and explosives in a horrifying suicide attack Tuesday that may have left 25 people Several students said the killers were gun ning for minorities and It was by far the bloodiest in a string of school shootings that have rocked communities over the past few One of them opened his cape and had a Finally I started figuring out these guys shot to for no said a Nick The gunman didnt say When he looked at the guys eyes were just The juniors at Columbine High School in this Denver suburb were found dead in the school library with selfinflicted gunshot wounds and what appeared to be bombs around their sheriffs spokesman Steve Davis It appears to be a suicide Sheriff John Stone Students said the whose names were not apparently belonged to a clique of outcasts called the Trench Coat Mafia who wore long black boasted of owning guns and disliked Hispanics and football Davis said the motive for the attack was unknown and that school officials had no reports of trouble from the The sheriff said 25 people may have been students and teachers But by early officers had yet to remove any bodies because of the danger of explosives and the need to preserve FBI agents and police SWAT teams slowly made their way through the Its just going to take us some time because of how many rooms we have bodies Davis At least 23 people were most of them with gun shot One girl suffered nine shrapnel At least 11 victims were in critical or serious condition one was in guarded The attack began at The wearing fatigues and trench started firing in the parking lot and then entered the They shot as they walked into the then walked upstairs to the library and continued firing with what were thought to be semiautomatic weapons and a Bullets ricocheted off lockers as students sprinted for the Wade an 18yearold said he saw one of the killers shoot someone pointblank in the back with a 2foot possibly a sawedoff He was just casually Frank He wasnt in any Dozens of students hid in classrooms before escaping with the help of police in an armored Others were trapped for hours while SWAT teams searched for the Businesses still recovering from flood X ROBIN J0y Shockey of Quality Housekeeping cleans the new tile floor jjp Friday at the HeraldZeitungs building at 707 Landa BY TOM ERICKSON News Editor The section of Landa Street between Walnut Avenue and Loop 337 is home to a variety of busi ness and A walk or drive along that stretch doesnt reveal much out of the But in the days and weeks after the 1718 the journey was anything but Floodwaters filled the street by midmorning on 17 and began THIRD IN A SERIES Six months the Herald Zeitung takes a look back at the October 1998 what we learned and what many of us still need to to collect at the railroad tracks that border the area to the By 6 a lake had with depths of more than six Michael president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of was charged with compiling damage reports for area Emergency Manage ment Administration asked the chamber to do the initial business he They han dled all of the and we dropped everything we were doing for several days and got to Meek said other man outfitters See INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds Comics 7A Crossword 5A 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports OA Today 2A Television 7A Key Code