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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Drought mamagement bill, Page 4/Brewers stay undefeated/ Page 8 Drownings mar Easter holiday By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Beer and water proved to be a fatal mix for two Faster weekend revelers who drowned in separate incidents over the holiday the first weekend of heavy lake and river use in Comal County. Fernando Garcia 31, 01 San An tomo. died Saturday afternoon in the waters of the Guadalupe River at Rivermont Park near Spring Branch His body was not recovered until Monday shortly before I p rn when it finally floated to the surface about a quarter of a mile downstream from where he had reportedly gone down State game wardens and divers searched unsuccessfully Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon for Garcia s body Garcia and his cousin Fernando Gonzalez 21 also from San Antonio, were attempting to cross the river in their rented 16-foot Monarch canoe when the craft tipped over Both men reportedly had been drinking at the park and according to authorities the men had life vests in their canoe but were not wearing them Gonzalez was able to swim to shore but Garcia never surfaced He was pronounced dead at the scene Monday by Precinct J .Justice of the Peace Fred Stew art State (lame Wardens Neel Ktheridge and Bob VV of lord along with divers Mark Folks of spring Branch and Randy Tomisim of New Braunfels searched for the man Saturday but murky waters and darkness hampered their el torts Meanwhile late Sundae evening another San Antonio man drowned at Canyon Lake The bod> of Kmest Mediola 21. was recovered bv Ftheridge and Wofford around 8:20 p rn about two hours alter he went down Mediola who was full) clothed was swimming with friends off the south beach of Canyon Park when he apparently swam out too far and submerged Friends watched helplessly as the man fought to stay afloat One man near him tried to pull him up but gave up when he. too l*egan ex periencing difficulty in sw miming Mediola had reportedly freon drink mg with friends at the public facility He was pronounced dead at the scene bv Precinct J Justice of the Peace Howard Smith Wofford said people who insist on See DROWNINGS Page ? Districts approve different 1987-88 school calendars Bv SARAH DUKE Staff Writer After working to create similar school calendars the Comal IM) and New Braunfels ISI) boards of trustees have approved school calendars for the 1987 KH year with different students holidays (TSI) s board voted Monday to approve next year s calendar w ith spring Break March 29 through April I That date contrasts with the NHIM) Spring Break set tor March 7 11 I rn disappointed in NBIsI) and (TSI) I’m real disappointed We re back to square one said (TM) Trustee Carter ( usteel She added that the different calendars mean problems for families with students in one school district and parents teaching in the other district The calendar differences also mean difficulties for church groups and oilier organizations trying to coordinate activities for students from both school districts Let me say again I rn real disappointed, because I thought we were rn a cooperating mode withNBIM) ' Casteel sate (ISI) Superintendent Bill Brown said teachers from both school districts voted on the dates they preferred for the break lie said the school district ad ministrators tried to work out similar calendars and hope to have them identical next year NBISI) s trustees adopted the lalendar for that school district at its March 24 meeting (TM) Trustee Torn Potter mov ed to adopt the proposed (TSI) 1987 KH school calendar saying that the votes of Hie school district s teachers should t*c respected despite NBISI) s plans Also during Monday s meeting the trustees approved payment ut $.'*22 9*rf lo Lawson Avila Con struction Iru for construction of the new Smithson Valley High School and approved pay er.t ut $484 296 to Cahaba C ’n . bot Co for construction ol the new Ca See SCHOOLS Pag* 2Weapons involved Teen-agers arrested after Saturday melee A melee early Saturday morning involving six teenagers that began at one location then went to another resulted in the arrest of five people on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and a citation of the sixth for a minor in possession of alcohol ac cording to New Braunfels police The nature of the disturbance was not determined by police who were assisted by agents with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Control however a party had been in pro gress and was attended by numerous youth in the 50c* block ol Buttercup Michael Gonzalez 17 ol 249 Rhine Rd was left with a broken nos* a bloody face and a citation on „ nusde mea nor charge of illegal alcohol possession Gonzalez was reportedly hit in the lace by an ice chest by five other teens, all wielding clubs, rocks and lire tools Police were going to arrest Gonzalez but reportedly did not becuase the county ja won : not ac cept him without a doctors authorization Those arrested and placed in ja were Brian Dudley 18 and Tracey Langendorft 17 both of >27 Butter cup C urtis B Johnson 19 of IIT I > HI F. Rhonda Sue Bi annon lh of RWJ Coll St and K.rtk I) hailer) bach 19 of LUH Tulip XII were r eleased over the weekend alter posting (Hinds of each on the c lass A misdemeanor chai ges The incident began at*out 12 2 a rn during a pal tv at the Buttercup address m which the five attacked Gonzalez who eventually was able to est ape the fray and left The group then reportedly went looking for the victim s house and were found by police around 2 a in wandering in the neighborhood of lorelei Lane and Rhine Road follow mg a report by residents iii the neighborhood The Guada'uf e Diver proved fata1 to Fernando Gar a 41 rd *• ar Arfonio who was Caught in trie rushing ,% Me1 Sunday afternoon near tins sand t ar above Specht's Crossing Fer nando Gonzales 2f Garcia 3 cousin and his un e Canuto Gonzales standing wait tor Va* Martinez Funeral Home of San Antonio < Photo by Les ie Knewaidtt City able to balance books despite drop in sales taxes Zeitun Vol. 134, No. 77 Tuesday April 21, 1987 25 CentsStammtisch The New Braunfels Area Humane Society's animal shelter is still not accepting dogs this week becuase the dog runs are being re concreted Manager Then* I Pillar said she hopes the runs which have been “rundown through the years will be complete by next \oei New Braunfels High School Band Boosters will meet at 7 to p na Tuesday that s tonight in the NBHS hand hall to plan for a for thcommg spring Trip and to elect officers Goodwin Frazier elementary sc hoots parent teacher organization in selling tickets for a drawing to raise money The drawing will Ire ll a rn April 25 Auction will t*e held for a George Strait jacket straight jai ket Tickets are available from students h eel go*id atioul yourself Give blood Texas Commerce Hank park mg lot is the site of TCB s 1988 blood drive from 2 to c> p rn Wednesday The event is sponsored by TCB and the South Texas Regional BU**bd Hank lf you have ever nee*1ed hhbod or if you know someone who ever needed blood and we guarantee you probably do and <ton t know it vim v an appret late th** importan* e of this simple trot most important donation that costs nothing hut an itsy bitsy sin k on the arm and can help NJV*- a human life From 12 to to 5 p rn saturday at St John s (episcopal Church Parish Hxli 112 9 Glieuth**i w:    be    the    op p*.rtumty to buy and s«*e some of nature > most beautiful elements irises New Braunfels Iris i* tv is responsible for Iris Xround Pie World Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa lr wants to encourage folks to attend a t tenet it dunce for Carlos Hernandez Saturday may I at Our Lady of Perpetual Help i athold Church ( jrltrs has been in a coma sin* *• March I when he wa■* an ved ll. a motor vehicle accident here Medu .ii tolls not including phw; i tan fees exceed $ «> Oho The dance w ill feature the hand t antae I Kina Ron it* get in is $ per j>erson S j>*t ct bubble Ii* kets are available al Hernandez I- xxon las* s tuning* His oi liers arui tire * hurt h I- or fur ther information call He* tm Mon tam*/ at 62.* 211. or Irene Hernandez at 625 91 ll surgical extension or t»2u 1*898 Xii lins I*, clos** to Harold s heart not to mentmn his stukv lingers Peerless Pharmacy you may know fu*s gone out of I business In its place Mr and Mrs Chuck Ii tiler are ^beliing a Blue Bell ut cream store I he stammtisch counter that was a perennial feature at Peerless remains however and w*> may have anotto-! d»*wntown top ai I i fiat ai lh. making * «bm own s\M*et Adelines will U tkting their thing in costume at 8 j* in tonight at ( any on High Schuil Commons The singing that will lake place is rehearsal tor similar singing groups competition ujnom mg shhi in our neightbor to Hie east the state of louisiana A all are welcome to ill op fly and I tear and w att h the goings on Set* ST AMMTISCH Page J April showers bring May flowers so the flower people should be happy cause there is a 40 percent chance of showers or thundershowers to day. increasing to an even bet for rain Wednesday High to^ day will get Into the upper 70s w ith an overnight low in the mid 50s Mostly cloudy skies with northeasterly winds at from IO to 15 mph will prevail today and tomorrow Not a lot of precipitation, but enough tocool things off Tilt Mtnu CLASSIFIED..........MI COMICS................ CROSS WOK D............2 DEAR AERY.............I INSIGHT.................J OPINIONS...........-*•« SPORTS..................• New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas One Section, 12 PagesBullseye A drink from the water foun tarn sure did hit the spot for Hector Gonzalez Jr who was helped up to the fountain at Eikei Park by Rick Sanchez It took Hector a moment to get oriented after the lift-up as he turned the water on and squirted rn the eye before the water found his mouth But the boy got by with a little help from a friend (Photo by Leslie Krtewaldt). DA V * D MAY Stat) Al biff Habugh New Braunfels share of th** state I cent sales tax levy remain' town w:th re* eipts off si a «*■)over th** pr«*v (OUN .ear the cttv continues to live w it tim its amend ed budget and sh,, j.q make it through the next two mon tbs which mark th** end of the fist a. veal V a Braunfels April * be* k from Mate Comptroller Bot* Bulies k totaltsrl $97 m ,m 04 down $4 <■«* from the same period last veal April s che*. k reflects February >j>**n Dus t.i n *H7 New Braunfels has received > >4 **9 74 which is down :t 25 percent compared to the san ie period *1    *.h* statewide checks sent to the I ooh t itles that employ '»»«• i * eta es y tota ** I $4. im.lion down an avet sg** *f *> jertenf compared to chee ks return ed in Vj»ril I ‘.ii Me i nttnu* ti* live within our means- said T malice Director Jim fetters late last week referring to tile city s mid fist ai sear adjustment to its operating budget necessitated lay declining sales tax returns The budget was pated by it to oou in October to$. . million to no et anticipate*! revenues I ti** city h*»' promised a f*iKtget for Id. KH of around J 4 balanced on tentative uh.reuses tit prop«*rtv tax rates utilities transfers and creation of other revenue generators The * 'tv has projected a 'light increase in sales tax returns nu next year but said Jeffers Sales tax receipts has got to turn around eventually It eel tautly won t si.,* this way for another 15to 16 months • *mal County received a total of $98 528 81 with Gel*? Ridges April cheek for $5*>9 77 down slightly ace than percent Garden Ridge did not receive a i he* k i, April lv-9 and has received $2 651 62 thus far in 1*8, upW j*er* ent compared to last year Returns to Schertz and Seguin continue on their up nard « ant Sibert monthly check totaled $29 884 94 .md has garnered $l4o i67 59 an increase of IJ 89 percent vei the sam* period last year VA itll its April check for $77 is *4 Seguii s year    to date total I' $405    209    58    an in ct ease of 2 JI jbei * **nt tiv»*ia    (iuadalupe County returns m 1987 total ' >•-4 •    an ru tease over last y«-ar s amounts ut I 24 percent sai Marco' April * heck wa' IMS 157 OI down $jo UM) mon Apr - I *rtb, j it s year to date total of $.525 HTH ll rn town * jborcent Dripping springs check tor $ ; 276 (8 ta* ..gilt that * :ty s 1987 total to IIT ‘ •*> for a de* line in sj*ei; ling til more ’flan 22 percent Hi*- six Hays * aunty cities that employ the levy have re. eived a b*!a, ut $589 214 74 for a decrease of slightly more th.rn 9 percent San Antonio s Ajril check for $2 924.24    *4    was down $27 * K2i fitbin Apl ii 198* s return and that city has recetv e*l a tibial of IR* mm 9**8 thus tar in 1987 a dec line in returns of : 2 percent Bexar County    spending    reflects a decline of 7 ti percent    with checks    from    the    2o    cities th** s., .-stux amounting to $18 * ; 4'Commodities issued today ( ominuiitty Council *bf South Central Texas will issue com modules to income eligible households I ndet the guidelines tit th* Texas Department of Human Resources all recipients will U* required to complete an application in order to complete an appl leat ion in order to deter mine eligibility and must firing proof ut identification and pribof of income suet) as io*bd stamp identification Medicaid card paycheck stub or A A identify a Hon Because the supply is limited commodities will lie issued on a first come first serve basis Commodities will u* issued today until until 2 p rn at Our I ady of Perpetual Help Church I in AS Austin ;