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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas ab New Braunfels o/^V*e Thursday Vol. 139, No. 109 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144 April 18, 1991 25 Cents One Section, 12 PagesStammtischBest wishes The New Braunfels llerald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Anna Escobedo, Leroy Seibert Jr., Stepcn Santcllan, Elizabeth Barboza, Nora Kellie, David Herrera Jr., Ramiro Espinoza Sr. and Perfecto Hernandez. Belated birthday greetings to Robert L. Kellie, Branden Voigt and Guadalupe Martinez. “Happy anniversary” today to Mike and Myra Ruth Garrett and Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Eurcste. Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Project Graduation There will be a very important Project Graduation meeting for all parents of juniors and seniors at 7 p.m. today in the Commons of Canyon High School. Even those who haven’t attended past meetings, and especially the parents of juniors, are encouraged to attend, said Paula Spitzer.Street closings City of New Braunfels street crews will be repairing streets from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today on Live Oak Avenue from Lee Street to U.S. 81, on Stonewall Street from Hackberry to Orange avenues, and on Jackson Street from Hackberry to Live Oak avenues.Brown Bag Concerts The third in a series of Brown Bag Concerts is set from noon to 12:45 p.m. Friday at Main Plaza. Sponsored by die Downtown Project will be a performance by Dennis Koehler. Similar concerts are planned each Friday through May 3.Patriot pep rally At 2 p.m. Friday, New Braunfels Middle School will host a Patriot Pep Rally. Desert Storm veterans and other former service members are invited. One confirmed to attend is Army Sgt. Alejandro Rosales, who arrives home in New Braunfels today. Family members indicated he relumed from Saudi Arabia, where he was stationed with missile launchers, to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, last week. He also is scheduled to visit Lone Star Elementary School and enjoy the weekend with family and friends before returning to active duly. For more information, call Sue Hayworth at 625-7728.Chapter meeting National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 666, will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Senior Citizens Center. The program will be on estate management. Visitors arc welcome.Armchair gardening Were you aware dial at the Dit-tlingcr Memorial Library you can sharpen your skills at gardening in Texas? Choose from several colorful books in the library’s collection — many of the donated by local garden clubs.Go Western Dance Tickets are available now for die Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Go Western Dance and Bar-B-Q on Saturday. Tickets, which are $ IO for adults and $4 for children may be pur chased at the Canyon [.ake Cham ber office. Canyon lake Office Supply, Bumper lo Bumper Auto Sm STAMMTISCH, Pag* 2 Partly cloudy conditions lilts afternoon and a ciumce for limner -storms this evening are forecast, along with a high of 88 and a low near 65. The high in new Braunfels Wednesday was 80 and the overnight low was 71. Chance for rain continues into the weekend. For more weadier information, please see Page 2A. Inside: CLASSIFIED........................8-11 COMICS....................................6 CROSSWORD..........................3 DEAR ABBY............................5 HOROSCOPE...........................6 KALEIDOSCOPE......................5 SCRAPBOOK...........................7 SPORTS.................................8-9 TV LISTINGS............................6 WEATHER................................2Good Day NBISD eyes two men for athletic postRunning it out To augment light spring winds, Carlos Perez runs in an effort to launch his kite in Landa Park. (Photo by Erik Karlsson) By TOM LABINSKI Sport* Editor Either Lew Simmonds or Corky Nelson is expected to be named tonight as the new athletic director and head football coach at New Braunfels High School. • New Braunfels Independent School District trustees met in executive session Wednesday night to interview the two finalists, with a decision expected to be announced at today’s 7 p.m. board meeting. "The board did an excellent job; they were very thorough,” said NBISD Superintendent Charles Brad-bcrry. “I think the candidates both left feeling they had been very thoroughly interviewed, and I think both of them did an excellent job of presenting themselves before the board.” Bradberry said no consensus had been reached after Wednesday’s board meeting. “I think there arc some individuals on the board who have made up their minds, but there arc other individuals who are still deciding for themselves,” he said. “I can honcsdy say that as of right now ... I have no idea who it will be.” Simmonds has been the varsity backfield coach and head boys track coach at New Braunfels since 1980. Nelson was the head coach at the University of North Texas from 1982 until 1990. “Either one of them will do an excellent job for us,” Bradberry said. “Both of them had some real strong points, some strengths that would benefit our program." The vacancy at New Braunfels was created when Jim Sleety left the Unicorns after 17 years to become head coach at Madison High School in San Antonio. Bradberry estimated there were as many as IOO applicants for the New Braunfels job, and that either Simmonds or Nelson would begin their new duties as soon as possible. “lf it’s the outside candidate, he’ll Nelson Simmonds Athletic director also serves as head coach. stan on Monday, lf it’s the inside candidate, he’ll start in the morning,” he said. Nelson led North Texas to the Southland Conference championship in 1983, losing in the national semifinals. He was named SLC coach of the year that season and was selected the District 4 Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association. The Eagles reached the playoffs three times under Nelson, in which time his teams compiled a 48-52-1 record. Nelson was named athletic director at North Texas in 1989, but his contract was not renewed after the 1990 season and he was replaced by former Marshall High School Coach Dennis Parker. After serving as head coach at Tyler High School, Nelson became defensive coordinator at Baylor University from 1974 until 1981. Simmonds, who coached varsity football and track at both Angleton and Rockdale high schools, joined Strccty’s staff ll years ago. He helped guide the Unicorns to a 107-23-2 record during that time, including four state semifinal berths. Simmonds’ Unicom track teams were the Region IV champions in 1988, and the district champions in 1987. His teams have been the district runners-up seven times. Comal County grand jury indicts 30 persons By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor A Comal County grand jury issued 30 indictments Wednesday to 30 individuals including five on local drug charges. One has not been arraigned. • Shane Shonchinski, 19,300 block of Coll Street, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. • Jamie Yzaguirre, 34, 1800 block of Michigan Street, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana.Blaker, l illis will entertain at Wasserfest By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor New Braunfels residents are preparing to greet summer — and some top-of the line entertainment - June 7 and 8. 'Hull’s when Wasserfest, a project of the Wuistfest Association, is scheduled on the banks of the Comal River on die Wtiredest grounds. Hie event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, June 7. At 8 p.m., die featured event will be a concert/dance with Johnny Dee & The Rocket 88s. That will be followed at 9 p.m. Saturday widi a dance featuring Clay Blaker arid the Texas Honky Tonk Band and a performance by national country artist Pam Tillis. “We’re really excited to secure such good entertainers,’’ said Wuistfest Executive Director Suzanne Hcrbelin. Hie fourth annual event, billed as New Braunfels’ “Community Salute lo Summer," also serves to raise money for community food groups. “We’ll have some food booths oj>en," Hcrbelin said, and expect to announce details of Wasserfest-related events in corning weeks. • Gene Loponec, 27, 200 block of Cadded Lane, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. • Keith Rose, 29,200 block of Cadded Lane, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. • Jack Buck, 30, San Antonio, possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. Other indictments issued include: • Luis Rodriguez Jr., 32, 1800 block of Lee Street, aggravated robbery. • Rector Juarez, 39, Route I, New Braunfels, burglary of habitation with intent to commit sexual assault. • Bobby Smith, 18, New Braunfels, aggravated sexual assault. • Ismeal Gomez, 25, San Antonio, theft over $750, under $20,000. • John Guzman, 27, San Antonio, theft over $750, under $20,000. • Adam Piaz, 25, IOO block of Cadded Lane, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Indicted on burglary of habitation charges: • Pedro Rodriguez, 24,900 block of East Laurel Terrece. • Fulgencio Zavala 26, IOO block of Crockett. • Richard Ramirez, 18, 1500 block of Cologne Drive. Also indicted on a charge of possession of stolen property. Indicted on burglary of building charges: • Dean Dubowik, 19, San Antonio. • Brian Dubien, 24, San Antonio. • Raul Martinez, 21, New Braunfels. • Reyes Ramirez, 22, New Braunfels. Indicted on forgery charges: • Lynn Pee vier, 26, Canyon Lake. • Timothy Hutcherson, 33. Canyon Lake. SM INDICT, Pag* 2 Members of the Odyssey of the Mind team are, front, Kelly Garza; center row from left, Jason Wyatt, Carlos De La Cerda, Trey Taylor; back row from left, Chris Snider, Ryan Haupert and Klint Kingsbury. Odyssey of the Mind headed to world meet Members of die New Braunfels Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team took first place in state competition last weekend and will compete in the world competition in Knoxville, Tam. Members of the team are seventh graders, Kelly Garza, Jason Wyatt, Carlos De La Cerda, Trey Taylor, Chris Snider, Ryan Haupert and Kltrn Kuigs-bury. The team is coached by parent Ron Snider and sponsored by teacher Myra Lee Goff. During die world competition May 23-25 the students will compete with competitors from across the United States and China, Mexico, Poland, Soviet Union, Japan and other countries. live Odyssey of the Mind concept originated in New Jersey by Dr. Sam Micklaus, a firm believer in the use of creativity. The compeuuons encourage students to think of creative answers to various problems. ' Each team also has a project. The N B MS team ’s project is called “OMer’s Buggy Lite Division II.” The students have constructed a bamboo frame vehicle which runs tm electricity. It’s capable of carrying up to 80 pounds. It also carries a trailer of trash. Combined with the vehicle’s performance, team members perform a skit on recycling. Team members said gelling the car together was the hardest part. They burned out three motors before the solution dawned on them the day before the regional competition. Before world competition, the members say they will spice up the project and skit. OM at New Braunfels Middle School is a state-funded program for gifted and talented students. ;