New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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Body of Mexican national found Tuesday in shack
An autopsy will be performed today in Austin on a I^atin man, whose body was found in a shack on private property off Highway 46 and FM 3159 late Tuesday night.
Comal County Sheriff’s Ct. Rudy Rubio said the man was from Monterrey, Mexico, and was approximately 24 years old. Rubio speculated the man had been dead less than 24 hours when Ron McLeod discovered his body and called the Sheriff’s Office about ll: 15 p.m. Tuesday.
“The body was found in a shack next to a workers’ house on private property,” Rubio said. “We were unable to visibly determine the cause of death, so Judge (Peace Justice Fred Stewart) ordered the autopsy.”
Travis County Medical Examiner Dr. Roberto Bayardo was to perform the autopsy sometime this morning. "There was a medium-sized pool of blood behind his
head, but he had lots of thick, black hair, and it was pretty dark out there,” Rubio said. ‘‘So if there was a bullet hole, it would have been hard to locate and still not disturb the body too much. We didn’t want to make Dr. Bayardo mad.”
The body discovered Tuesday night was also a grim reminder of five other bodies found dumped in Comal County this year. On Jan. 7, a man looking at real estate stumbled on some human bones in Whispering Hills subdivision. The bones turned out to be the remains of 23-year-old Pamela Sue Pace, last seen in San Antonio but missing since June, 1981.
Two boys hiking in Comal Park on Jan. 28 found the
See BODY, Page 12A
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December 19, 1984 25 Cents
32 Pages - 3 SectionsTwo die in accident on FM 306Traffic death toll now 21 for county
By DANA STELL Staff writer
Two people were killed and two others were injured when their car was struck broadside at the intersection of Hunter Road and FM 306 at about 6 pm Tuesday.
The driver of the other car escaped injury.
According to police reports, a 1983 Chevrolet station wagon driven by a >4-year-old Crystal Beach (Tx.) resident ran the stop sign at the crossroads and was hit on the driver’s side by a 1979 Ford station wagon
The Chevrolet left the road, rolled several times, and landed about IOO feet from the intersection.
The driver was pronounced dead at McKenna Memorial Hospital His name and cause of death are not being released pending notification of next-of-kin.
A passenger, James Larson Schreiner of Galveston, sustained multiple injuries and died during surgery at McKenna.
Their deaths bring the traffic death toll in Comal County this year to 21.
Twenty-three-year-old Larry Ferguson of Clute, also a passenger in the Chevrolet, was treated for shoulder and knee injuries. Another passenger. Edward Gonzales, 18. of
Their deaths bring the Comal County traffic death toll to 21 so far this
Galveston, was treated for wrist and knee injuries. Both men were released from McKenna Tuesday evening.
The police report states that the driver of the Ford, Robert Eugene Miller, 45, of Dripping Springs, was
According to police, the Chevrolet was headed toward Gruene on Hunter Road when it apparently ran the stop sign Miller was headed northwest on FM 306 toward Canyon I Hike w hen the accident occured.
Miller’s car sustained front-end damage.
Police are not yet sure how fast either vehicle was traveling and say the accident is still under investigation
The death toll represents a 50 percent increase over last year, with both the Christmas and New Year’s holidays still to come.
Comal County accidents claimed 14 lives last year — nine in the city of New Braunfels, and five in the county.Comal County inmate indicted for jail escape
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
A Comal Count) Jail trusty who escaped Nov. 30 and was arrested in Houston a week later was among the ll individuals indicted Tuesday by the Grand Jury.
Juan Delgado of 2552 W. Katy had been in jail since Nov 7 on forgery and aggravated assault charges when he escaped while taking out the garbage. On Tuesday, the Grand Jury indicted him for forgery by passing, and escape from custody.
The forger) charge stemmed from a
$165 90 check written on the payroll account of Paul Crawford Inc., at New Braunfels National Bank that was cashed at Wuest’s Supermarket on Oct. 6. The escape indictment was also enhanced by a Dec. IO, 1982 Comal County conviction for theft over $200 but less than $10,000.
Abelardo Escobedo of 2838 Michigan was indicted for burglary of a habitation with intent to commit sexual abuse. The charge related to a Dec. 4 incident where Escobedo reportedly w alked into a house and exposed himself to a New Braunfels woman.
Two Wimberley men, lawrence Lee
Chesnut of Route 3. Box 985. and Johnny Wayne Norman ut P.O. Box 1111. were each indicted for theft over $750 but less than $20,000. The offense occurred on Sept. 27, and involved tile theft of a backhoe from the George McKnown Construction Yard at Canyon Lake.
Four theft offenses were aggregated against Rosa Linda Valdez of 921 l\akeview, to indict her for theft over $750 but less than $20,0(H) The indictment stated Valdez ‘acquired and exercised control over lawful currency valued at $200 or more but less than
$750 from eleven Englehardt,” the owner of Tiger Tote at 717 Highway 46 South on Sept 4,12.19 and 24.
Other persons indicted Tuesday were . Ray Martinez of 1618 W Bridge, possession of a prohibited weapon; Eddie George Coleman of 345 Coras, San Antonio, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon two counts - enhanced by a Nov 23. 1981 Harris Count) conviction for burglar) of a motor vehicle with intent to commit theft; Florentine Richard Gonzales of HCR3, Box 19X5, Canyon Lake, unlawfully carrying a weapon
on licensed premises
Also. Donna Ka) Davis also known as Donna Ka) Fwaldi of Route I. Box 406-K, New Braunfels, burglary at a habitation. Thomas M Turner of Box 916. I Hike Hills, Tex , attempted sexual assault; and Gary James Walker of 2627 Northland, San \n-tuiuo. possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine
The Grand Jury also no-billed four persons: Jim Butcher. Margant Kaughley Silva, Richard Servantes Silva, and Pedro Angel Herrera
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Regarding the article on homegrown Christmas trees whic^ appeared Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Hatto Berg would like to make this clarification concerning the assistance they received from County Agent Bill Schumann
The county agent stressed the importance of good soil preparation, depth of planting and good weed control. He was very instrumental in giving technical assistance as to what herbicide to use. The key was not to harm the
trees. Mr. Berg said, “Once I got it ail figured out, it really got interesting.”
It was foggy with occasional drizzle this morning, but it will be cloudy to partly cloudy and mild this afternoon and tomorrow. Easterly winds will be 5 to IO mph. Today’s high will reach about 75, dropping to 65 tonight and going back up to about 78 tomorrow.
CISD seeks 'eyes' for Bunker Road
Comal ISD trustees are looking for someone to monitor the Bunker Road railroad crossing before and after school, so buses can begin to serve children on the other side of the tracks.
That’s the way discussion concluded Tuesday night on the crossing, which has been on the board’s agenda for at least two months. Located off FM 482 near Comal Elementary School, the railroad crossing has turned into a barrier for school buses between the farm road and a subdivision on Bunker Road. There are five tracks at the crossing, four of which are called “switch” tracks where railroad cars are often parked.
Mike Falks, a spokesperson for the subdivision, said there are 17 homes and 27 kids on the other side, but safety concerns have kept CISD
buses from ever crossing the tracks.
Board president l^eroy Goodson said Tuesday night he’d like the district to hire someone who lives in the subdivision to serve as a monitor. That person would assist the bus driver and act as a signal if it was safe to cross the tracks when the bus came to pick up the children in the morning, and when it brought them back in the afternoon.
Falks said he had approached other parents in the neighborhood along those same lines, but no one
See CISD, Page IZA
Britain, China ink pact to return Hong Kong
PEKING (AP) — Britain and China signed today a historic agreement that will return Hong Kong to China in 1997, ending 156 years of British rule over the prosperous capitalist colony In the presence of top Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, dignitaries from both countries and guests from Hung Kong, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Britain and Premier Zhao Ziyang of China signed the agreement in the Great Hall of the People.
Both Thatcher and Zhao praised the accord For China, implementation of the agreement will launch it on an experiment unique in the1 annals of Chinese Communism. Under a formula known as “one country, two systems.” it has promised to retain Hong Kong's capitalistic
lifestyle and traditional freedoms for 50 years The Chinese, who hailed Mrs. Thatcher for her foresight and sagacity” in reaching the agreement, accorded her a 19-gun salute at a red-carped state welcome this morning and promised Peking would implement the historic accord ‘ in every respect.”
From the welcoming ceremony, Mrs Thatcher went straight to almost three hours of talks with Zhao before the signing ceremony in the afternoon. She told hun the signing was a momentous occasion, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Earlier, Mrs. Thatcher lunched with President U Xiaiuuan and
See HONG KONG, Page L2A
We’re just about there.
Fifteen donations totaling 987.75 came in Tuesday and Wednesday for our Cheer Fund drive, pushing our balance over the $5,000 mark. We now stand at $5,257.80, within arm’s reach of our goal of $5,300.
The goal is to feed 200 local families this Christmas, and our deadline is tonight at 7.
The Center for Christian Growth, based at T-Bar-M, gave us a check for $312.75, which really gave us a boost. So did two local groups, the New Braunfels Rotary Club and Rotary Interact Club. They each contributed $100 shortly before press time this morning.
Accurate Litho and Printing Co. of San Antonio and
an anonymous donor both gave $100. Three other anonymous donors contributed a total of $80. perishable food items) by the Herald Zettung office at
Sara Baen/iger, N & RSchultz Inc. and Leonard and 186 S. Casten. Our business office is open from 8:30 Violet Voges each contributed $25. Beryl and Linda a.m. to 5 p m. If you cannot make it b) then, our Clark and Dyanne Fry both gave $10, and Dawn circulation department will be open until 7 p.m. and Hoffman brought a food contribution, as did another can accept Cheer Fund contributions. All con-anonymous donor. tributions are tax-deductible.
Cheer Fund nears goal
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Two men died in this car, which wound up upside down near the 306 Hunter intersection