New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Norway checking seas for signs of radiation
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway on Saturday searched for signs of radioactivity from a nuclear-powered Soviet submarine that caught fire and sank off the coast. Authorities feared about 50 Soviet sail-ors died.
LaRue, Holland sharp in mowing down foes
Both Shawn LaRue and Rodney Holland allowed two hits between them as both Smithson Valley and New Braunfels posted easy victories in District 28-4A baseball games Friday night. LaRue pitched a no-hitter as Smithson Valley beat Clemens while the Unicorns dropped Boerne. See Page 13 A
Hospital plans events to honor its volunteers
This is Texas Hospital Volunteer Week and McKenna Memorial Hospital has several events scheduled to honor members of the hospital auxiliary and
Red r ross.
See Page 1B
April 9, 1989 50 Cents
Four Sections, 48 PagesSecond fatality at site
A 52-ycar-old New Braunfels was the second fatality in a week at the intersection of Interstate 35 and FM
Joe Hampton Runnels died after an accident at the intersection access road at 8:40 p.m. Friday.
Runnels was a passenger in a 1988 Mitsubishi pickup driven by his wife, Mary Runnels. A 1985 Mercury Cougar driven by Francisco Gonzales Jr., 19, of Eagle Pass failed to yield right-of-way during a left turn in the intersection and was hit by the Run-
See ACCIDENT, Page2AVandals arrested
Two New Braunfels men were arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief for damage caused al the Lamia Park Golf Course
Blair Rifle, 17, and Paul Stanley Russell, 18, both of 968 Chicago were charged with the mischief and released from the Comal County jail in lieu of SI,500 bonds each.
“They were in their vehicles and took a spin on the golf course,” said New Braunfels Police Department Mario Guerrero.
See ARREST, Page 2A
Divers from Pleasure Divers attempted Thursday and Friday to find a drowning victim but called off the search Saturday. Divers will continue to look for the man today.
Volunteers drag lake bottom for victim
Suspect in breakout
Lawmen jail area woman
A 29-year old San Antonio woman remained in Comal County Jail Saturday after being arrested for helping four men escape from the Bossier Parish!^;! in Bossier City, La.
Comil County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Rudy Rubio said Vicki Vanderbilt was apprehended after eluding officers in the Canyon Lake Shores subdivision for about an hour and a half Friday night.
“We’ve had the house under surveillance for about a week,” Rubio
said. “We got a tip she was there at IO
In addition to the Comal County
Sheriff’s office the search included U.S. Marshals from San Antonio and Austin, and Department of Public Safety troopers.
Vanderbilt was finally discovered hiding under a car in a two-car garage.
At pres stone Saturday night, Van-derburg had not bec magistratcd and bond had not been set.
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Stall Writer
Divers spent another day in Canyon Lake Saturday searching for a San Antonio man who is presumed drowned after falling from a personal water craft Thursday.
Ray Henry Dykes, 29, was seen going below the water’s surface around 4:15 p.m. by friends standing on the shore at The Point in Comal Park. He was not wearing a personal flotation device.
“Mc was attempting to go to the jet ski, he did not reach it, he was heard calling for help twice, loudly,” said Canyon Lake Reserv oir Manager Jerry Brite.
Four divers from Pleasure Divers began their search for Dykes Thursday in the murky waters bot called off the search at nightfall.
Search teams from Pleasure Divers and the Bexar County Fire Department Rescue Team dove f riday and Saturday. The search was called off Saturday alter noon, but will continue today.
Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife game wardens continue to drag the lake for the body. Personnel from the Comal County sheriff’s office, New Braunfels Emergency Communications Club, and Cranes Mill
See VICTIM, Page 2A
Policemen link trio to damage
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Stall Writer
Iwo 15-year-old boys and a New Braunfels man have been linked to the vandalism of Comal Cemetery which incurred more than S3,(MKI worth of damage during a recent rampage.
“We got the names through Crime Stoppers,” said New Braunfels Police Department detective Mario Guerrero.
One 15-year-old was obtained at a Comal County high school Friday by police while the other 15-year-old turned himself in to authorities Thursday.
Both were turned over lo the probation department, Guerrero said.
Moving on down the line Qas gr||J sparks home fire
A fire Saturday evening did extensive damage to a Lake Dunlap home.
The blaze broke out at 6:50 p.m. after a rubber line leading from a gas tank on a grill came off causing die grill to ignite. Three trucks from the Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department and one engine from the New Braunfels Fire Department resjxinded to the fire three miles off FNI 725 on Un ion wine Road.
Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department Fire Marshal D.R.
Roberts said the fire damaged 20 to 25 percent of the wood-frame home belonging to Tom and Shirley Hayden.
He estimated fire damage at $6,000 and water and smoke damage at $5,(XX) to $6,(XX).
Members of the Hayden family sort through their belonging after a damaged their home Saturday afternoon.
TEA team studies NB schools
A New Braunfels man also involved in the vandalism is still at large, he said, adding Precinct I Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger issued a warrant for the man. The man faces felony criminal mischief charges, which is a third-degree felony.
The three apparently entered the cemetery the night of March 17 and
broke more than 20 headstones, and disturbed flower arrangements, officials say.
Two tombstones also were damaged, Guerrero said.
Total damage has been estimated
See VANDALISM, Page 2AGood day
It will be a little cooler today with the high today reaching a mild 79 degrees. Winds will be out of the northwest at IO to 15 miles per hour. The low tonight will be 55 degrees. The high Monday will only reach 69. The low Monday night will remain in the mid 50s. Clouds are expected lo roll in Tuesday although the chance for rain looks slim. Highs for most of die week will be in the upper 70s and lows will be in the 50s.
David Doege works on the tracks for an HO modular layout which will be connected to other layouts for the second New Braunfels Model Railroad Jamboree on April 29 at the Civic Center. Activities for the event include depot open house, flea market, and prizes which include tickets for the Texan Dining Train, a brass HO steam engine and a complete HO layout. This is the second jamboree sponsored by New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society. Last year’s jamboree drew 1,500 persons so members expanded this year's plans. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
It is said in file, two things are certain: death and taxes. For public -school districts in Texas, monitoring visits from the Texas Education Agency are just as certain and often as welcome.
However, New Braunfels Independent School District welcomed the results of an accreditation monitoring visit completed Friday morning.
“The report you’re going lo get from us this morning is very, very good,” said Jim Hesse, the team leader. “I’ve done many reports and this is the best report on any district that I’ve seen. You should be very pleased.” As a TEA auditor, Hesse has headed numerous audits across the state. A 13-member team looked at NBISD’s compliance in fiscal matters, personnel, compensatory education, vocational and adult education, special education, and bilingual, English as a Second Language,
Chapter I and GED testing programs..
Following the team’s arrival Wednesday afternoon, die auditors studied records, visited campuses and talked with principals, teachers and students to assess the success of die state-funded educational programs offered in NBISD. Each auditor looked at a number of criteria which must be met in each program. They then issued a verbal and short written overview of their findings before they left die district Friday morning.
The team commended die district at the exit interview attended by Supt. Charles Bradbcrry, the central office staff, principals, special education diagnosticians and school board trustee Arlon Hermes.
As the auditors gave their reports, they commented on how happy students were on every campus diey visited. One said, ‘These students are truly in a safe, wonderful, warm
environment.” The outstanding teachers found in NBISD were noticed as well as the high quality of administrators. Of one teacher, an auditor said, “she was so good, she did everything but walk on water,’’ “I’ve discovered your secret,” said another auditor. “You are fortunate to have a community with pride in education and which supports it. It’s a beautiful, wonderful thing.” Hesse praised the finance office saying, “We discovered no discrepancies, which is very good and very unusual. We always find something!"
Ray Wilson, TEA auditor, echoed Hesse’s remarks in finding no discrepancies in the personnel department. 'Hie department was complimented on its accuracy and superb organization.
There were also no discrepancies
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Hospice New Braunfels will conduct volunteer training sessions May I, 4, 9, 15, and 22 al Eden Horne Day Care Center from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and May 13 at Sis. Peter and Paul Activity Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and May 25 at the hospice office, 180 W. Mill Street at 6:30 p.m.
Hospice New Braunfels is a licensed, non-profit organization which offers medical, social, emotional, and practical support to patients and families coping with terminal illness, its standards require a strong volunteer contingent which is specifically trained iii hospice work.
There is a SIO charge for materials for the 27 hour training course. Call 625-7500, or go by
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