New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 13, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Dana Scheel, left, of the local chapter of the American Red Cross, and Ginny Way, of the McKenna Memorial Hospital Auxiliary look over some of the latest fashions in preparations for Friday’s Style Show and Luncheon sponsored by the Auxiliary and American Red Cross Hospital Volunteers to benefit the Elliott Knox Scholarship Fund for students furthering their education in the field of medicine. Invitations have been sent to members of the Red Cross and Auxiliary and to area physicians and their families to help raise money for the scholarship, which will be awarded in 1990. Clothes will be modeled from The Collection, My Closet and Celebrations. (Photo by Deryl Clark)Grand jury indicts pair for burglary
A Comal County grand jury handed up nine indictments Wednesday against area people, including two Austin men charged with burglarizing Hanz Decorating and attempting to burglarize Tri-County Office Supply in November.
Buddy Lynn Hicks, 25, and Jack Barclay Atcr, 24, were both indicted on two counts each of burglary non-habitation.
Also indicted were:
• Paul Anthony Carlin, 50, 216
Grandview Ave., torgery by passing.
• Antonio Medrano, Seguin, burglary of habitation.
• Fransisco Ramcro, Mexico,
26, theft more than $750.
• Roger Mendez, San Antonio, 17, possession controlled substance.
• Bridgette McCaine, Schertz,
27, forgery by passing.
• Michael Tobin Jr., Houston,
28, DW I subsequent.
Radio station to be sold on steps of courthouse
Former owners of a local radio station have foreclosed on the New Braunfels Broadcasting Group which currently operates the station KGNB/ KNBT.
The foreclosure was posted this week at the Comal County Courthouse.
ITic notice of trustee sale was filed in the county clerk’s office April IO. Public sale and auction of the property,
including approximately six acres, is scheduled for May 2.
Persons close to the situation including station general manager Bob McDonald refused or were unavailable for comment today.
“Default has occurred in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the deed of trust and in the performance of the covenants, agreements and conditions set forth in the deed of
trust,” the notice states. “The maturity of the indebtedness secured by the deed of trust has been accelerated and such indebtedness is now wholly due and payable.
“The owners and holders of the indebtedness have requested that I as trustee under the deed of trust sell the property, the proceeds of such sale to
See SALE, Page 2
CIS!) schools recommended by group’s accreditation team
All ten Comal Independent School District campuses have been recommended for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The announcement was made late yesterday afternoon by Gene Blanton,
assistant superintendent for curriculum at Kerrville ISD, who served as chairman of the 38-membcr visiting team that has been on CISD campuses for the past three days.
“There were no standards that any campus was not in compliance with,”
Blanton said. Each campus stands on its own merits and is accredited individually.
"The learning climate on the individual campuses is superlative,”
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Manhunt focuses on cult leader culture
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities conducted an international manhunt today for the “godfather” of a drug-smuggling voodoo cull that allegedly sacrificed and mutilated at least 12 people to make its members invulnerable.
U.S and Mexican authorities were searching for Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo, a Cuban who police said orchestrated the ritual slayings on a remote ranch outside of this Mexican border town.
Constanzo is believed to have fled into the United Slates with Matamoros resident Sara Maria Aldrete, a 24-year-old, 6-foot-1 brunette described by Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox as the “witch of the operation.”
A wanted poster issued by the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department in Texas described her as “extremely dangerous. Use caution.”
In Miami, television station WPLG reported Wednesday night that Metro-Dadc police have been alerted that Constanzo was believed to be heading toward the Florida city.No tax increase expected
Also Wednesday, in a manner not seen in the United States, Mexican police individually displayed four of five detained suspects in front of scores of media representatives, who subjected them to a barrage of questions.
“We killed them for protection,” said suspect Elio Hernandez Rivera, 22 of Matamoros.
He added that he shot one victim and decapitated another.
Police [lulled up Hernandez Rivera’s shirt and jacket to show scars on his shoulders and back. One was shaped like an arrow, which authorities said signified he was authorized by the cult to make human sacrifices that were intended as protection from police, bullets or other threats to their drug-smuggling operation.
Hernandez Rivera did not comment on lite scars.
Among the group's victims exhumed Tuesday were a Mexican [xiiiceman, a federal police volunteer, a 16-year-old boy and Mark Kilroy, a 21-year-old University of Tex-
See MANHUNT, Page 2
Senate approves state budget
AUSTIN (AP) —Texas lawmakers — bruised in recent years from fighting staggering budget deficits — appear to be riding on a budget express this time around.
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposed $46.75 billion state budget that will not require a general tax increase, lawmakers said.
Next week, the House is scheduled to consider its $46.9 billion spending proposal.
Bob Glasgow, D-Stephcnville, said this is the earliest the Senate has passed a budget in his eight years in the Legislature. On Friday, the House Appropriations Committee finished its budget proposal. After Ute unanimous vote, Appropriations Committee members cheered.
In 1987 there wasn’t much cheering. Then, lawmakers failed to pass a state budget in regular session for the first since 1961.
Texas was in the midst of a fiscal crisis brought about by die severe drop in crude oil and natural gas prices.
Lawmakers and Gov. Bill Clements, a Republican who ousted Democrat Mark White while promising no new taxes, were at a stalemate.
Legislative leaders said without a lax increase basic slate services would
See BUDGET, Page 2
Kanae Sho, a foreign exchange student from Japan sponsored by the New Braunfels Rotary Club, spent the day Wednesday with students in Nancy Bolle’s art class at Comal Elementary. Kanae showed the students traditional Japanese clothes and shoes and read them a Japanese children's story. She also left the students with some Japanese keepsakes such as a calendar, a cookbook and some toys and talked with them about Japanese food and culture. (Photo by Deryl Clark)Good day
Don’t put the umbrella away yet. Clouds and thunderstorms remain in the forecast through the weekend. The high today will react) 58 degrees with an overnight low of 57 degrees. Friday will be a little warmer with a high of 73 degrees. Weekend temperatures will be in the 70s for the highs and 50s for the lows.
The Ladies Auxiliary of die Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 88(X), Start/.ville at Canyon Lake, will have a spaghetti supper Saturday night al 6 p.m. Plates arc $4-for adults and $2.50 for children under 12 and will include spaghetti with chicken sauce, one piece of chicken, salad, and garlic bread. Yummy....
The New Braunfels Knights of Columbus will host the monthly business meeting tonight at 7:30 pm. in the KC Hall at 111 Lamia St. Included on the agenda are the Council’s Retention Committee report, the plans for the annual recognition and appreciation dinner and program for the New Braun fcls Catholic Clergy and religious educators. Reservations for the Knights attending this event are to be made no later than April 17. The groups being honored will be contacted by Jim Weber, church activities director for the Council. For more information about the Knights of Columbus, ask any Knight or call Grand Knight John Paine at 629-0750....
Time is running out to gel your dinner theater tickets to the Texas Opera Theater performance of “Dr Miracle” with music by Georges Bizet April 21 at the Civic Center. The opera, sung in English, involves comedy, intrigue, romance and the threat of a poisoned omelette. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for students through high school and are available at Krause Books, the Arts Center at 646 Walnut Square, and from Greater New Braunfels Arts Council board members who ar* sponsoring this event. A Saturday morning performance of “The Music Theatre Machine” designed primarily for children (although children of all ages would enjoy it) is set for IO a.m. al the Civic Center. Admission of $1 will be at the door....State budget battle far cry from last time
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas lawmakers — bruised in recent years from fighting staggering budget deficits — appear to be riding on a budget express this time around.
See belowPrograms training new volunteers
Volunteer training for two area non-profit organiza-HOSDICeX ^0ns kc^ns soon. Comal County Women’s Center is ^ ^ \ offering training for new volunteers this month, begin
ning with a session tonight. Hospice New Braunfels volunteer training starts May I.
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All three local high schools will take part in the district track meet and tennis tournament this weekend. New Braunfels’ girls track team received some bad news before Friday’s track meet in Boerne. The tennis tournament will run Friday and Saturday at both New Braunfels and Canyon. See Page 9
Vol. 137, No. 109
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April 13, 1989
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County, school officials air consolidation views
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
County and school officials stepped up to bat with the tax consolidation issue again Wednesday, all trying to hit a homcrun with Rotarians.
“The current issue is, should the voters be allowed to vote for or against the consolidation process and that’s the reason I was amazed at opposition,” Precinct 4 Comal County Commissioner Clyde Jacobs told approximately IOO members of New Braunfels Rotary Club. “I have an infinite amount of faith in the voters of Comal County.”
New Braunfels Independent School District and Comal Independent School District officials oppose moving tax consolidation to the county.
“Speaking for the school board — our problem with it (proposal) was two ways of doing things,” said CISD
Superintendent Bill Brown. “One ... you go and try to cram it down somebody’s throat — a shotgun approach — or you sit down around the table and talk about it.”
Jacobs and Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmile announced March 20 they were launching a campaign to consolidate tax assessing and collecting at the county level. They currently are circulating petitions to gather 3,000 signatures needed to ,call an August election.
School and county officials disagree on the benefits of a move.
“We’re talking about more bucks than we can haul out of this room with wheelbarrows and that’s what it’s going to cost us,” said NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradbcrry.
NBISD assesses and collects taxes
See TAXES, Page 2