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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Texas gets some State snow from front See below '    nvjo    iu/^/y6    257 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATT: PETE SINCLAIR P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS, TX 75245 Comal River ............. 350    (up 5) Water CanV°n inflow....... 2,293 cfs (same) Canyon outflow ..... 750 cfs (down 5) Watch Edwards Aquifer ....... 626.73    (same) Canyon Lake level 910.33 (up .01) World Some plane crash victims identified See Page 12A Cheer Fund Another $335 and groceries were added to the Cheer Fund Wednesday. The donations were made by: Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Jent-sch, $5; Lorenz and Lottie Bading, $10; Mr. and Mrs Harry Erben, $5 and groceries; Mr and Mrs J C Conine. $200; Gerald K. or Rosalie Groves. $25; Ben and Johnnie Lamons, $20; Richard and Barbara Williams, $25; Best Western Hill Country Inn, $25; an anonymous donation of $30 and groceries and groceries from Mary and Robert Kolbe. Previews of NBTomball game, page 9A Friday December 13,1985 25 Cents 24 Pages—2 Sections last year Man charged in smuggling Bf LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer A 27-year-old New Braunfels man is being held in Bastrop Federal Prison after being charged along with 48 others in a suspected Texas-Mexico marijuana smuggling operation. Terry UHoa. 27. of 2870 Pecan was arrested and charged Wednesday by federal marshals for two counts-possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. The Department of Public Safety Narcotics Service, the Houston-based Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, and local investigators with New Braunfels Police assisted in the arrest and investigation. “Ulloa in June of 1983 participated in a load of marijuana — approximately a 1.200-pound load,” said Charles Lewis, assistant U.S. attorney who headed the investigation. “The event he was involved in was a bust by DPS narcotics agents near Seguin. We don’t know what else the Investigation might find, if anything, at this point.” Lewis said the DPS investigators have been a tremendous help and have worked along side the federal investigators in discovering the alleged drug ring. “They agreed to join us in a joint investigation and they have been a full-fledged partner in the work,” Lewis said The result has been 48 indictments in the valley. New Braunfels, San An tonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, Chicago, Denver and Mexico. < The federal grand jury Monday handed down the Indictments, and so far 34 arrests have been made. “We have nine indictments against Mexican citizens and two arrested so far. We expect more arrests today,” Lewis said. The ring that Ulloa Is suspected of being involved In has been called the largest smuggling operation in the history of the Texas-Mexican border. Marijuana and methaqualone • a hypnotic sedative in Quaaludes — was smuggled in from Mexico, indictments alleged. The racketeering and drug trafficking conspiracy began in 1980, Importing more than a quarter-million pounds of marijuana into thhe United States, and the indictments cited one shipment of 100,000 methhaqualone pills, they added. The money made in the drug operation was invested in real estate, airplanes, gold, jewelry and a marijuana-processing plant. The profits have been allegedly traced to a bank in McAllen and others in California, New York and the Cayman Islands. Two companies on the Cayman Islands were named also in the indictments as a part of the money-laundering operation. Federal officials have seized $30 million in cash and other assets and expect to find $60 million more before they are finished, all allegedly profits from the operation. Woman dies in wreck Bf BIMMC BALBACH Staff writer A 61-year-old New Braunfels woman was pronounced dead today at a Live Oak hospital from injuries sustained in a one-car rollover north of Garden Ridge sometime late Thursday night or early this morning Department of Public Safety Trooper Mike Heitkamp said the woman s car was traveling north on FM 3009 when it left the roadway and flew about 47 feet The car hit the ground, then a retaining wall. and rolled over Heitkamp said the driver was ejected from the vehicle “It must have happened sometime during the night She had been there several hours before anyone saw her,” he added. A spokeswoman for the Bracken Emergency Medical Service said they received the distress call at 7 24 this morning The victim was transported to Village Oaks Hospital in Live Oak. where doctors worked on her for about 30 minutes before pronouncing her dead, the spokeswoman added As of presstime today, publication of the victim s name was pending notification of next of kin Armed robbery The Circle-K at Walnut and Landa See POLICE, Page 12A needy children. The woman said without the dolls, her children would have been pretty disappointed at Christmas Another woman, a mother of three, said last year’s Cheer Fund package was a big help to her family. “I had never been really stocked up with food We usually have to go just a few days at a time But last year we had a supply of food into January. It helped out just tremendously,” she said. “I’m raising three boys alone and it seems like the money never goes far enough,” she said. She added that Christmas this year is going to be See CHEER FUND, Page 12A New Braunfels N«w Braunfels. Texas Bundled up Shan, Amanda and Debra Mayfield ate dressed for the cold weather on their way to Carl Schurz this morning. Today's sunshine was a □cenci>«* heraldziitung welcome break from the bleak sky over New Braunfels this week. Cheer Fund helped families celebrate By SARAN BURE Staff writer Most children in New Braunfels are busy dreaming of Christmas morning when they rush out of bed and look to see what Santa left them under the tree. Many adults in New Braunfels are scrambling to finish holiday shopping and rushing to trim the tree before the big day arrives. But their is another side of New Braunfels. In this city there are hundreds of children who know Christmas will be just another disappointment. They know they will not find the toys they asked for under the tree, if they have a tree. New Braunfels’ reputation of being a quiet and comfortable place to live contrasts the stark reality of those New Braunfels citizens caught in the trap of poverty struggling to provide for themselves and their families. In an effort to brighten Christmas for the needy families in this city, the Herald-Zeltung is collecting money to take food to families facing a bleak Christmas. The Cheer Fund is aiming to provide 200 area families with food for Christmas dinner and the holidays. The cost of this project is about $5,000. Donations now total $2,245.56. Last year’s recipients of Cheer Fund packages said they were thankful to members of the community who donated to the project. Most said their Christmas last year would have been bleak without the help of the Cheer Fund. One mother of four said the help meant a great deal to her and her family. “It made us realize that there are a lot of nice people in New Braunfels,” she said. “It would have been a pretty slim Christmas otherwise,” she said. She added that each of her four daughters got a doll from the Community Service Center. The National Guard and newspaper employees delivered food and toys to families. The Community Service Center provides toys for Christmas Winter storm leaves after dumping snow in Texas By INK AStteiATEB PRISS A winter storm moved northeastward out of Texas, leaving behind snow and ice-coated roads over the Panhandle and much of West Texas. Some snowfall was reported in western sections of North Texas, but the storm veered away from the Dallas-Fort Worth area late Thursday. Only some freezing drizzle, sleet Inside CLASSIFIED 1-9B COMICS 106 CROSSWORD SA DEAR ABBY 9A HOROSCOPE 7A OPINIONS 4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS 5-6A SPORTS MOA STOCKS UA WEATHER 2A Today's Weather It will be sunny and cold through Saturday with fair skies and northerly winds. Plan on a hard freeze tonight, with temperatures dropping and snow flurries were reported in the heavily populated area. Forecasters had expected several inches of snow to fall after a bout with freezing rain and sleet, but the fierce storm never materialized. A travelers’ advisory was in effect early today for northwest sections of North Texas, including the cities of Wichita Falls. Abilene and Gainesville The travelers advisory for other portions of North Texas was to the low-20s Today’s high should reach the lower 40s. Almost finished? 12 shopping days to Christmas canceled early today. The area covered by the travelers advisory was north of a line from Sherman to Eastland to Ballinger. There was enough freezing rain, sleet and scattered snow to snarl traffic and close some schools, mainly in the Fort Worth area, early Thursday. At about 9 p m Thursday, the Na tional Weather Service downgraded a winter storm warning for the area By Bf SSI! BeLBAON Staff writer Comal ISD officials have awarded bids for almost one third of the $19 96 million in construction authorized by patrons in last May’s bond election And they’ve done so, staying at least $84,263 under budget That good news came from ar chitect Mike McChesney, who said the district had gained 50 new classrooms, three mini-gyms, a new cafeteria, two kitchen expansions, a more efficient air-conditioning system, pressbox and new field house to a travelers’ advisory for nothern and western North Texas “It couldn’t be worse,” said meteorologist Bill Alexander with the weather service in Fort Worth after the early morning weather caused problems The first weak wave of the front hit much of Texas about 6 a rn or right on cue for rush hour By 7 a rn , Fort Worth police had responded to 80 accidents and stopped answering calls at the high school, and a nurse s sta tion, computer lab and principal’s office at Comal Elementary — all for $4,659,237 in construction contracts “We’ve bid seven different segments of the bond issue for a total amount of $4,659,237 The budgeted amount was $4,743,500, so at this point, we’re $84,263 under budget,” McChesney said. “That’s quite a lot of work for $4,659,237.’ he added To simplify the bidding process, the $19 96 million bond issue was divided into bid packages, based on needed construction and without serious injuries In Dallas police had worked 83 accidents by 9 30 a rn , most between 7 and 9 a rn , officials said But Thursday evening rush hour didn’t quite turn into the chaotic maze officials expected. In Fort Worth, police dispatcher G Johnson said there were some problems in the city’s south, but she said no major accidents had occured and only patches of ice were being reported geographical location Bid Package No I, which included both Bulverde schools, Mountain Valley Elemen tary and Smithson Valley Middle (presently Smithson Valley High School), was awarded to J J Faibo Co , Inc., of San Antonio on Nov. ll. Falbo’s base bid was $1,345,678 with a contract due date of June 9. 1986 On Dec 2, the board awarded Bid Package No. 2 to San Antonio’s A E Martin Construction Co., at a base bid of $1,309,900 to renovate Comal Elementary, Goodwin Primary and Frazier Elementary “in time for school starting” in September 1966. McChesney said Dallas Police spokesman M Calna said rush hour even may have been a bit smoother than usual, because motorists seemed to be driving more carefully. The storm system was already producing snow in the Panhandle and Permian Basin areas before nightfall, with heavy snow falling in the Davis Mountains west to El Paso By early today, about three inches of snow had fatten in Amarillo The A E Martin bid also involved a $71,000 alternate for a nurse's station. a computer lab and a principal’s office at Comal Elementary Bid Package No. 3, which was designed to renovate Canyon High School by Aug. 19, 1986. went to Clauss Construction Co., of San Antonio. The contractor’s negotiated base bid was $1,680,000 Two new schools were also authorized in last May’s bond election C1SD has purchased 60 5 acres of land for the new Smithson Valley High School at the intersection of Smithson Valley Road and Higiway 46. but is still looking for a site for the new Canyon Middle School Coma/ ISD construction under budget ;

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