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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas ivi) c r o I ^ I & x , inc.--it ’ i'iitoh ^oijible i:' , 0 . DO/ 45 ^3 0 Jallps, Tpxp«; 75?/*'5 -ofnp Surprise- Rozier —Sports, wins Heisman *** M Cougarettes Sports, Page SA 2nd in tourney Bay City stuns —Sports,] Willow ridge, 42-0 **•** Tackling the problem Unicorns use new front to trample Billies By DAVID KING Sports editor SAN MARCOS — The idea came to Bob Baker on the bus coming back from Kingsville last week. New Braunfels' offensive line coach scribbled the idea on his tablet, played with it a little, showed it to a couple of coaches. And the Unicorns’ three-tackle offense was born. Friday night. New Braunfels took that alignment — which consists of the regular offensive line with an extra tackle on one end, plus the tight end — and used it to roll over Fredericksburg 16-12 and into the state semi-finals. “We blew 'em right off the field,” Baker said. “We just lined up and pushed them right out of the stadium. Our guys moved their feet well and did a good job blocking.” But it was more than just a physical victory, a revenge victory over the only team to beat the Unicorns this year. It was a mental victory as well. “It gave us seven holes to run in, and I think it kind of confused them (the Billies),” Baker said. “They couldn’t Staff photo by John N SenWf cover all the holes.” The holes the Billies did cover were blown back open by the line, which consistently pushed the Fredericksburg defenders five yards off the line of scrimmage. “We came off the line and played like we were supposed to,” center Doug Campbell said. “The second half, we just decided to come out and go right at ’em.” With Campbell, guards Tim Doty and Brian Frassmann and tackles Weston Pacharzina, Victor Caballero and Mike See tackling. Page ISA Jim Streety talks to the troops after Friday's 16-12 win Inside New condos pace November permits By DYANNE FRY Staff writer In November, New Braunfels contractors started work un the first new condominiums seen here since February. They also poured foundations for 13 new houses, four duplexes, a new convenience store and a service station. Taken with the smaller jobs, they all added up to $1,529 million in construction. The total is some $120,000 less than October’s figure of $1,947 million, but the residential market seems just as healthy as it was a month ago. Comal River Development’s new building on South Gilbert accounts for $220,000 of the November total. Six condominium units are planned, as the next phase in an existing complex Greentree Construction Corporation is contractor for that project. November’s two new commercial buildings are both of the roadside variety. Fischer Construction Company is building a convenience store at 1320 Hueco Springs Rd , near Loop 337, at an estimated cost of $7$,OOO. The property is owned by M.D. Fischer. Texas Industrial Fence Company is building a service stating and fence for Norman Lehmann at 1601 IH 35 East. The cost af that project was given as $27,066. New Braunfels National Bank is spending $23,335 to remodel some of its new space at 1000 N. Walnut The job is being undertaken by McIntosh Construction. With 16 additions and renovations, commercial construction amounted to $199,663 last month Duplexes are going in on Woodland Avenue (a $90,000 job, built by Robert Dicus for Wildwood Grafters); Redbud (A E. Fncke Jr., for $45,000) and Rteken Street, where Alfred & Esther Seidel have two in progress The $55,000 duplexes, built in the 1500 block, are owned by John Libby The new single-family home with the highest price tag is the one going up at 614 Riverside, under the direction of Constructive Enterprises This project was estimated at $100,000. Harold Bennett Inc. is construct’ng an $90,000 home at 1215 Clearwater Two $60,000 homes are in progress; one at 1246 Hollyhock and the other at 1626 Allison St. Marvin B. Fnedel is contractor on the Hollyhock house, which is owned by Keith A Westerfer. Anjan Inc. hired Keith Simmons to build the house on Allison. A $53,000 home at 306 Oelkers is being constructed by Lone Star Development. First Americas Homes has houses going up on Oleander and Sundance. The Oleander project is valued at See PERMITS, Page IANew BraunfelsHerald-Zettuno ti QO KU 1    -JC    ~    c    __ SUNDAY December 4,1383 50 cents New Braunfels. Texas    Vol.    92    -    No.    241    76    Pages    -    5    Sections    (USPS    377-880) Fire destroys home on South Street By ROBERT JOHNSON Editor A fire which apparently smoldered for some time before bursting through the roof destroyed a house on South Street Saturday night. The fire gutted the home of Henry and Esther Herrera, 371 E. South, a block from Eagles Hall. It was reported by a neighbor at 7.50 p.m., and New Braunfels firemen had it under control in about 30 minutes The fire started in the back of the house, Fire Chief Jack Wilson said. He said the house appeared to be a total loss No one was home when the blaze broke out. Mrs. Herrera said she saw an orange light while driving un South Union Avenue. She said she thought it was a light from a neighbor’s house, but one of her chldren in the car spotted smoke. As they approached the house, she saw the flames coming out through the roof, she said. "It’s all gone," she said. “You never expect something like this to happen to you.” A neighbor across the street, Sofia l^iwson, saw an orange glow inside the house and turned in the ai She said she thought she had smelled smoke as early as 4:30 p m. “I kept telling my husband, ’I smell something burning’,” she said. “But I thought it was just somebody barbecuing.” When she and her husband went outside later to decorate their house for Christmas, she saw the glow from the center of the house, she said. Wilson said he did not know the cause of the fire as yet. Three trucks, six regular firefighters and nine volunteers fought the blaze, and one truck was still on the scene at IO: 30 Saturday night. Local woman convicted of forgery charge By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A Comal County jury deliberated for seven hours and found a New Braunfels woman guilty Friday of forgery. Julie Thompson, 26, of 1254 Highway 81 East was found guilty of forging her father-in-law’s signature on the back of an $60 check, cashed at H.E.B. on April 17. Thompson's trial was delayed Tuesday morning when she showed up 15 minutes late and still in her robe. Presiding 207th District Court Judge Robert Pfeuffer revoked her bond, and she went to jail. In testimony Wednesday, Thompson said she signed her name on the hack of the check, but didn’t know how her father-in-law’s name, Melvin Thompson, got there. She also said that Wanda Jean Calloway, whose signature was on the check front, was visiting her and turned up short on cash. The "pay to the order” portion of the check was left blank, but H.E.B. cashed the check because former pharmacist Mike Buckmeier recognized Melvin Thompson’s name. The pharmacist testified that Thompson did a lot of business with the H E B. pharmacy. Thompson said the check was cashed because Wanda Jean Calloway, whose signature was on the check front, was visiting her and needed some cash. Calloway testified that Julie stole the checks out of her car. She said the account had been closed, but she had not thrown the checks away yet. SM TRIAL, Page U food items. The goal is to provide a Christmas dinner to local families who might not have one without your help. You can bring contributions to our offices at 186 S. Casten Ave. or mall a monetary contribution to PO Drawer 361, New Braunfels, 78131. Names of contributors will be published daily. Pickup of donated food items can be made by contacting Circulation Manager Don Avery, 625-9144. BUSINESS...............4C COMICS................BC CLASSIFIED...........B-11C CROSSWORD............SA DEATHS................2A ENTERTAINMENT......14-16A HOROSCOPE.............BC KALEIDOSCOPE.........18B OPINIONS...............4A PUBLIC RECORDS.........BA SPORTS..............8-11A WEATHER...............2A Firefighters battle the blaze on two fronts— above, and inside Greyhound, drivers reach agreement For the second year, the Herald Zeitung will hold its "Cheer Fund’’ food drive to help feed needy families this Christmas. As mentioned previously, we are accepting cash or non-perishable Today's Weather It will be sunny and mild today, turning partly cloudy tonight and cooler on Monday. Winds will be from the south at 10-15 mph today. High today will be in the mid 70s, low tonight in the mid 40s, and a high Monday in the upper 60s. agreement would not be made available right away. Earlier, company chairman John Teets and a union official denied a report from a union source that the negotiators had come to an understanding. The strike began Nov. 2 over company requests for pay cuts it said it needed to stay competitive. The strike has seen several incidents of violence against buses and replacement drivers. Greyhound, the nation’s largest intercity bus company. ran no buses until Nov. 17, and since then has resumed about IO percent of its runs with newly hired drivers. On Wednesday, the company said it expected to operate 22 percent to 24 percent of its runs by tile end of the year. Greyhound Corp. spokeswoman U*slie White, who relayed Teets’ statement from Phoenix, Ariz., where Greyhound is based, earlier had knocked down a report from a union source of a tentative settlement with the 12,700 employees represented by the muon. Officials of the Federal Mediation See GREYHOUND, Page 19A Cheer Fund WASHINGTON (AP) - Greyhound lines and the union representing its drivers reached tentative agreement Saturday night on a settlement aimed at ending the strike against the nation’s largest inter-city bus company, federal mediators announced. Mediator Kay McMurray said the union’s bargaining council “overwhelmingly” approved the accord and that Greyhound also agreed to it. He said, however, striking drivers and other employees would remain off the job until the agreement is ratified, probably by Dec. 20. “I don’t think there will be any problem to obtain the ratification,” said McMurray, who is director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Neither Greyhound nor union officials were present at McMurray’s announcement, which was postponed two hours because of what the mediation service said were unspecified "problems.’’ McMurray said the 31-member council of the Amalgamated Transit Union was expected to make “a strong recommendation’’ that the Staff photo by Rot.,, Johrton ^ ^ ^    ^ The mediator said details of the ;