New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
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By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer
Comal Independent School District won’t give up Encino Park subdivision in north Bexar County without a fight.
North East Independent School District in San Antonio would like to annex a 4.84-square-mile tract that lies within CISD, but CISD officials view the land as a future source of significant taxable income, and aren’t willing to part with it.
Even though the fight began three years ago, CISD Supt. Edgar Willhelm appeared Monday in Bexar County Commissioner’s Court, which was acting as the county board of education. There, Willhelm ex
pressed his opposition to the proposed deannexation, and the commissioners took the matter under advisement until next week.
“The proposed detachment of Encino Park (located off U.S. 281 north of Loop 1604) would have a significant detrimental effect on CISD,” Willhelm said. “Encino Park is by far the most valuable portion of CISD’s Bexar County area in terms of future tax revenues.”
Willhelm added the proposed detachment would set a dangerous precedent for future attempts of detachment of CISD territory.
Only a handful of school-age children live in the area now. But an estimated 2,500
students are expected to reside there by 1995.
That anticipated population influx, and a concern that support for additional educational facilities will not be provided by CISD, are included in Encino Park’s reasons for detachment. Others include:
— The territory in question, of which Encino Park comprises over 60 percent, forms a peninsula surrounded by North East School District. The redrawing of the district boundary line would eliminate the peninsula by, more or less, squaring off the boundary line.
— By and large, the residents of Encino
See ENCINO, Page 12A
Balladeer Marty Robbins dies following open-heart surgery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Marty Robbins, a two-time Grammy winner whose ballads about gunfighters helped shape the western style of country music in a 30-year career, died six days after surgery for a massive heart attack.
St. Thomas Hospital spokesman Lamar Jackson said the 57-year-old entertainer died of cardiac arrest late Wednesday as his wife, Marizona, and son and daughter waited in a nearby room.
Robbins, who had a triple-bypass operation in 1970 and a heart attack last year, underwent an 84-hour quadruple-bypass operation a week ago after being hospitalized with chest pains.
The singer, who won the first of his two Grammy awards in 1960 for “El Paso,” had
been listed in extremely critical condition with a heart pump and respirator aiding his circulation and breathing.
Dr. Larry Thomas, a cardiac surgeon at St. Thomas, had said it was “a miracle” that Robbins survived last week’s operation because he was having a major heart attack in the middle of it.
Robbins, the 1982 inductee into the Country Music Association Hall of Fame, was a guitarist, pianist and songwriter. He was a frequent performer on the Grand Ole Opry since 1953.
Many of Robbins’ songs and albums were about gunfighters. Cowboy ballads like "El Paso,” his biggest hit, influenced the western style of country music.
New Braunfels, Texas
THURSDAY December 9, 1982 25 cents
Vol. 91 - No. 239
22 Pages —2 Sections
Comfund goal $85,000
Current balance $73,486
Money needed .....$11,514
Fund drive ends December 15.
Today will be cloudy, windy and colder, with a high in the low-50s and a 20 percent chance of rain. Winds will be out of the north at 15-20 mph. Expect more of the same tonight and Friday.
Robber hits Circle K, kidnaps, beats store clerk
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
A 20-year-old store clerk was kidnapped, pistol-whipped and dumped near the National Guard Armory early Wednesday.
His assailant, wearing a mask and armed with a small-caliber handgun, also cleaned out the cash registers in the Circle K store at San Antonio and Walnut Avenue
“We know he got some money, but we’re
not sure how much,’’ said a police spokesman.
The lobber, described as a short, stocky latin male, came into the store at 1:42 a.m. He flashed his gun, took the money from the registers, then left the premises in a brown Chevrolet, taking the clerk hostage.
loiter, on the 111 35 frontage road near the armory, the suspect let his victim out of the car, struck him across the face with the weapon and kicked him, said the police
spokesman. “Then he left hun there to walk.”
The clerk made his way to the V Cafe and contacted police. A team of detectives is now searching for the robber.
A green two-door Ford reported stolen by the Southwest Texas State University police was recovered in New Braunfels early Wednesday.
Two university students, charged by Judge ICH. Buchanan with unauthorized
use of a motor vehicle, were released to the campus police ut 10 50 a nt They were Mark A McDougall, 20, of San Antonio; and Way ne C. Altstatt, 21. of Victoria.
Local authorities picked them up on traffic violations: among other things, excessive speed on Gruene Boud.
At approximately 1:55 am, a city officer received a report of a suspicious vehicle at
See POLICE, Page 12A
could see you and how excited you were and, eventually, they’d join in. That’s what we want to do here — bring back some of those cheers and get the community and the families more involved.”
That won t be hard From the Mayor to the elementary schools, they already are involved and have been since the game became definite.
For example, there are already ll bus-loads — that’s approximately 517 persons slated for Friday’s trip to the Houston Astrodome and. after only one day. ticket sales at the high school hit 1,356 (644 short of the total available).Related story, Page 6A
Rival high schools Smithson Valley and Canyon, who have been supporting the team throughout the playoffs, have been offering encouragement through signs and notes (Histed on the stadium fence. Even the elementary schools have joined in by painting signs for tonight's pep rally.
Local businesses, like New Braunfels Utilities, are closing their doors early Friday to allow employees to attend the game and to top it off, on Monday Mayor DA. Stratemann, Jr officially proclaimed Friday, December IO, “Unicorn Football Team Day."
“It sounds like the whole town’s becoming Blue bloods.” said Chafin. “And we’ve finally even gotten San Antonio in on it. They ’ve sent their TV stations down here — Channel 12 just interviewed Jim Streety today — and they’ve arranged for more. Everything’s going well."
Also planned for Friday Good Luck Charm Day and a send-off for the team from the whole school at noon.
See UNI!ORNS, Page I2A
Muck-raking in Landa Lake set for January
Even before Wurstfest, talk was that luanda I .ake might get a little dredging relief, when the New Braunfels Utilities lowered the water level for repair work at its hydroelectric plant.
Ifs talk no more...dates have been set, several plans of action have been worked up by city officials, and in the meantime, those who will be up to their necks in “muck” in January will keep their fingers crossed.
“The worst thing that can happen to us is tile weather,” said Parks Director Court Thieleman. “If it’s raining or even snowing on the day we’re supposed to start, we’ll just have to go back to our offices, and wait."
At 7 a m. Monday, Jan. IO, the Utilities will open two floodgates at the hydroelectric plant, which will lower the water level anywhere from 40 to 48 inches Utilities will remove some bar grates, repair them, and do a little soil erosion work on a small dam in front of the Parks office.
“We’re thinking it will take two days to lower that much, but one day might be appropriate,”
See DREDGING, Page 12A
Circulation manager Don Avery and assistant manager Molly Cantu add a donation to the list of contributors
'Cheer Fund' goal outlined
Those of you who missed last Thursday’s edition of the Her ald lei luny may be wondering about this “Cheer Fund” we’ve been talking about since then.
Briefly, what we’re doing is a public service project which is designed to put a Christmas dinner on the tables of needy families iii Comal County Toward that goal, we’re asking for contributions either monetary or non-perishable (imhI items so we can provide a nice basket to take to these families on Christmas Eve
The response has been gratifying in the week since we announced tile project, ami we deeply and sincerely appreciate your .support If you would like to contribute, you can mail a check to “Nil Herald Zeitung Cheer Fund,” PO. Drawer 361, New Braunfels, Tx., 78130 You can also drop it by our offices at 186 So. Casten Avenue.
Those of you who have food items to donate it can bring them to our circulation department However, if it is inconvenient for you to bring them by, Circulation Manager Don Avery can make arrangements to have them picked up. Call Don at 625-9144 if you want to arrange a pickup or if you have any questions about the project.
There's been a lot of blue and white around New Braunfels lately, as the town gears up for the Unicorns' semifinal playoff in the Astrodome Friday. Top, Smithson Valley High School sends its best wishes. Below, New Braunfels High School principal John
Turman and head
cheerleader Denise Scheele offer quar
terback Craig Wer
sterfer a supply of good luck charms for the contest.
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By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor
If you’re driving around Main Plaza Thursday at approximately 7 p.m., don’t be surprised if a line of blue-dressed pedestrians conga past your car.
staff photo by Jofm Seater The>’ ma>' ** banting and even waving little
signs, but there’s no need to lock your doors or have your eyesight checked They’re not escapees from the funny farm — they're New Braunfels football fans preparing for Friday's semifinal playoff game against Fort Bend Willow ridge.
‘I guess if you didn’t know what was going on, it would look a little funny to see all those people dancing around in the street,” said Nancy Chafin, New Braunfels High School cheerleader sponsor, with a laugh. “Especially since most of the people around here haven’t ever seen anything like it. But, it’s just a pep rally Uke we used have in the 1940’s to 50’s. I asked our principal (John Turman) before last week’s game if we could have one if we beat South San West. He agreed and I think it’s going to be great!"
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the New Braunfels cheerleaders, the Unicorn handlers, Monoceras, the football team and anyone else who wants to join in will start to form a "conga line” at the Fire Station on San Antonio street. I-ed by head cheerleader Denise Scheele and the 1982 senior class, the line will conga to the beat of the New Braunfels Band and a Beat the Eagles” theme as it snakes its way to the Plaza.
“I remember having one of these rallies before each game when I was here,” said Chafin. “We just hooked on to one another front to back and while the drum play ed the conga we’d just go ‘one, two, three, kick! Beat the i Eagles)!' Then, the band would play and we'd sing the fight song and do some cheers.
“It really got the whole community in on it. They