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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410    MO53    10/22/86 TEXAS AMERICAN MICROFILM ATT:    PETE    SINCLAIR P.O. BOX 45436 HAI FAS, TX 75245 Local residents Food offer recipes See Page 1B Comal River.............. 350 (same) Water    CanY°n 'nf,ow .........913 (down 15) Canyon outflow ........ 755    cfs (same) Watch    Edwards Aquifer  626.68 (down .01) Canyon Lake level ...    910.20    (down .04) Schertz annexes Area county land See below New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels. Texas Wednesday December 18, 1985 25 Cents 36 Pages — 3 Sections NB girls smash Burnet page 12A Banker's wife safe after kidnapping KERRVILLE (AP) - The preg nant wife of a Kerrville banker freed herself and walked to safety after an armed kidnapper left her tied up in a wooded area and demanded that her husband pay a $100,000 ransom, police say. An armed, masked gunman abducted (Jay Haulier, 2R. from her home about ll a m Tuesday after forcing her to call her husband, Mark Haulier, at his office. FBI officials said The kidnapper failed to show up at the Interstate IO location where the banker had been told to leave the ransom money, but FBI agents were questioning two men seen in the area. Officials had set up surveillance where the money was left, but called the operation off at about 7 p.m. after television camera crews arrived, police said FBI agent Patrick Cowley said Mrs Haulier, who is seven months pregnant, was not harmed in the incident. She had managed to free herself from her bonds and flagged down a passing motorist about 6 p.m. on Texas 16 as she walked toward Kerrville from a wooded area where the kidnapper had driven her in the couple’s station wagon Haufler, a longtime employee of Shreiner Bancshares Inc., received the call from his wife at his office in the Charles Shreiner Bank in downtown Kerrville at 11:10 a m., authorities said After contacting Kerville police, he took $100,000 in cash to a telephone booth near the telephone company in downtown Kerrville, where he received the next part of a series of instructions from the kidnapper Haufler was finally told to drive to a spot on Interstate IO west of Kerrville. The banker dropped off the money between 12:30 p m and I p m. No one showed up to retrieve the money. Cowley said. NBISD TEAMS up with high scores New Braunfels ISI) students top ped the state average in the Texas Education Assessment of Minimal Skills Students in that district scored 96 percent mastery in language arts and 95 percent mastery in math. “We are proud of how the students performed." Superintendent Charles Bradberry of NBISD said when the scores came in "We will be taking a closer look at the numbers and presenting a more detailed analysis for the January board meeting Statewide results were H« percent in math and 91 percent in language arts. In the area. Marion ISL) had the best scores on its TEAMS tests with 98 percent passing in language arts and 96 percent in math. Schertz-Clbolo-Unl versal City ISO had the same scores as NBISD Geronimo ISI) had scores of 93 percent passing on both math and language arts skill areas. Seguin 1SD barely made it above the state average on language arts with 92 percent and fell I percent below in math with 87 percent pass log The state overall average was 91 percent passing on language arts and 88 percent in math. The TEAMS test is an exit exam for high school, and this year is the first time juniors have had to take it. Though based on the skill areas covered in TABS tests, the TEAMS test was designed to test students more on grade level than the TABS test does, and the questions are aimed at above the minimal level of skill, said Linda Avila, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction at NBISD On tria Bf LILLIAN TNBMAS Blaff writer A Travis County commissioner on trial here for driving while intoxicated was depicted by testimony as stumbling on a dance floor and as ap pearmg "very drunk" the night he was arrested Two Department of Human Ser vices workers. John Theiss and Maureen McCormack, testified for the first time in the retrial of Travis County Commissioner Bob Hunts The first trial in Travis County ended in a hung jury Special Prosecutor Andy Forsythe was paid $13,090 for his work in that five day trial The trial was moved on a change of Travis County commissioner to testify on drinking-while-driving charge venue to Comal County after County Court-at-Law Judge Charles Blackley agreed to preside over the trial. Both Theiss and McCormack testified they noticed Honts on the dance floor between 10:30p m and ll p m at a nightclub in Austin and then recognized who he was They said that they continued to watch him and saw him leaning on his partner for support. Defense attorney Randy Leavitt attempted to suggest other reasons for the stumbling beside intoxication in his cross examination McCormack testified the dance floor was elevated but it was also well-lit Honts takes the stand today as the defense presents its case The prosecution rested Tuesday, the first day of trial, after hearing testimony of a stream of witnesses, most of whom were law enforcement officers Honts was charged with DW I after a Department of Public Safety trooper. Curtis Bit/, stopped him on MoPac Freeway 12 25 a rn Feb 24 and the defendant failed a field sobriety test Honts refused the breathalr/er test, testimony revealed Five law enforcement officers, mostly DPS troopers who had seen Honts from 30 seconds to 2 minutes all agreed on the stand that Honts had bloodshot eyes and a flushed ap pearanee All but a jailer who booked him and who had spent 20-30 minutes with him. had reached the conclusion that he was intoxicated, testimony in dieated Leavitt brought out that the DPS officers’ conclusion of intoxication was as much based on Honts’ arrest by a fellow officer as it was their own observations which were limited Jailer Jimmy Reina. who had worked at tile jail for five years and See HONTS, Page 16A Two of the cars involved in the wreck await towing Students safe after 3- car wreck Mercury driven by Mark Bindseil, 17, of Bt 3, Box 521 in San Antonio. Bindseil was driving north on the w**sf s)d#‘ bf Interstate 35 access road Bindseil s car was forced into a 1982 Isuzu driven by Adrienne Mead. 16. of Rt .3, Box 1074, of San Antonio. Mead was also traveling north Taylor was cited for failure to yield right of way Bindseil was carrying one passenger, his sister Debbie Bind-seil. 16. Mead. Bindseil and his sister are students at Canyon High School. New Braunfels police officer Russell Bell said the students and Taylor were bumped during the accident. All three vehicles received major damage Bell said The front of Taylor’s pickup was crushed he said, and both sides of Bindseil s car were damaged Mead s car was damaged in the front of the driver s side. Bell said Three Canyon High School students escaped injuries when they were involved in a three-cac ae'Aden* 6ft tfiMf way ff> school this morning Richard Taylor. 30. of 318 Klein in New Braunfels, was driving east on Texas 46 when his 1975 Chevrolet pickup struck a 1983 Inside CLASSIFIED HM1B COMICS ___ _2C CROSSWORD ll DEAK ABBY _2B ENTERTAINMENT _IC FOOD 1-3> HOROSCOPE_ _WB OPINIONS ___4A SPORTS_ 12-14A WEATHER 2A I PON T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT Cheer Fund I shopping days to Christmas Today's Weather It will be partly cloudy today with a high of 55 and northwest winds at IO mph. Fair skies are predicted for tonight, with a low of 30 and north winds at IO mph Commissioners to discuss septic systems in flood plain Another $265 and groceries were added to the Cheer Fund Wednesday, bringing the fund’s cash total to $3,115 56. There’s not much time left, and donations are needed to feed 200 families this year. Wednesday’s donations were made by Garth and Kathy Nobis, HOO; Archie and Patsy Wohlfarht. $20, Leonard and Violet Voges, $25; Claude Scruggs, $25, Kenneth and Carol Stoats, $5; and Patrick and Marie Lenane. $20; two anonymous donations of $5 and $25, and anonymous donations of $25 and groceries and $15 and groceries Also, last week, Jim and Myrtle Clark donated $20 The Herald /sitting encourages the community to bring its taxdeductible donations or nonperishable food items by Its offices at 186 S. Casten Those who cannot come to the office, call 625-9144 By LILLIAN TNBMAS Staff writer Comal County Commissioners will discuss on Thursday whether permits for septic systems in the IOO year flood plain should be allowed The current private sewage facility order does not cover any rules for the lOO^year flood plain, nor does any state regulations, the county sanitarian said. The Federal Emergency Manage ment Administration that sets stan dards for the flood insurance program also gives counties the authors ty to regulate construction in the flood plain when it comes to septic systems. County Sanitarian David Litke said "The only state regulations specify that an absorption field must be 75 feet and a septic tank, 50 feet from any body of water," Litke said Also on the agenda, commissioners will hire a consultant to help design the offices for the county clerk and the county tax collector after the county annex has given them more space Wayne Myers, a furniture vendor, has submitted a proposal to the com missioners at the county clerk's and county tax collector’s request His office designs in other counties have impressed the two officials Part of his expertise comes from being a county offical himself for many years,” County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury said in a previous inter view. Myers will not be writing the fur niture specifications for the annex as he had for the new county jail. which will allow his company to bid on the furniture In another agenda item, commissioners will consider an agreement proposed by the Coleman Company to donate land for the extension of Common Street-FM 1102 as long as it does not have to contribute to the cost of construction The county engineer, at the request of Commissioner Bill George is ask ing for authority to buy surveying services to clarify ownership of the righto way along certain roads Other agenda items include further discussion of the optional benefit eligibility plan which will improve the retirement plan for county employees, and six subdivision items Schertz annexes Comal County land Bf SARAN BUSK Staff writer SCHERTZ The Schertz City Council has annexed 34.5 acres out of Comal County The council passed the ordinance’s final reading Tuesday The land belongs to the Forbes Corporation It is west of Interstate 35 and is surrounded by land already within Schertz city limits During the same meeting, the council set dates for public hearings on proposed annexation of 21 19 acres out of Guadalupe County The public hearings will be Jan 7 and 21. The Guadalupe County land con sidered for annexation is within Schertz’s extraterritorial jurisdiction It is between FM 1518 and Cibolo Creek. In other business, the council ap proved a bid of $16,460 82 from Com munication Professionals in San Antonio for an addition to the city’s radio communications system The addition includes a new base station which will put the city’s public works department on a different frequency from the city’s emergency personnel Rett A. Grotzinger, a sales representative from the radio company, told the council that the new addition should provide city per-sonell with good communication Up to this point, all city personell have used the same frequency With tile new equipment, the city will be on a frequency not used by any local city, Grotzinger said ;

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