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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2 Herald-Ze/fi/np, New Braunfels Texas Weather Tuesday, December 29, 1987 Water Watch Comal River.........................407    cfs    (down    5) Canyon Lake inflow......................346    cfs    (up    4) Canyon Lake outflow.....................72    cfs (up 7)* Canyon Lake level.....................904    .39 (up .19) Edwards Aquifer....................627.88    (down .05) •At the request ot the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority the dam gates are closed and GBRA is pumping water over the dam through its newly constructed pipeline The U S Corps at Engineers office at Canyon Dam is an official collection point tor recyclable aluminum cans donated to help save the Battleship Texas a veteran of two World Wars that is now rusting away in dock Take beverage cans to the corps office between 8 a rn and 4:30 p rn Monday through friday For more information call I 800 64 TFXAS Texas Clear skies and cool temperatures were common across Texas early this morning as high pressure dominated the state's weather Only a few wisps of high level clouds were observed floating over the mid and lower coastal plains, the National Weather Ser vice said Temperatures before dawn were mainly in the 20s across the western halt of the state, with 30s in the northeast and 4os in South Texas Extremes at 4 a in w ere 20 degrees at both Amarillo and Marfa in West Texas and 40 degrees at Brownsville in the lower Rio Grande Valiev F.arly morning temperatures around Texas included 31 at Fort Worth. 20 at Abilene 25 at Wichita Falls. 22 at Lubbock, 21 at Midland 24 at Kl Paso 23 at San Angelo. 40 at San Antonio and Cor pus Christi 34 at Houston and Austin and 32 at Waco Northwest winds at lo to 15 mph flowed across the greater part of the state The forecast calls for fair skies over the state through Wednes day Afternoon highs today w ill In* in the 4os and 50s in most areas, but will reach into the mis in the deep south Overnight lows tonight will in' in the 2os and 30s in most places w ith 40s along the lower coast Forecasts SOI TH TK.NAS sunny and mild this afternoon increasing clouds tonight and Wednesday Highs 50s north and fins south overnight lows mid Jus Hill Coun try to mid 4os lower coast NORTH TFXAS sunny days and clear at night with a warming trend Wednesday Highs today 49 to 55. overnight lows 29 to 35 Highs Wednesday 52 to >o WKST TFX VS Fair through tonight partly cloudy Wednesday Highs 4os north and mountains to 50s south, overnight lows mid 2ns mountains and Panhandle to mid ins lowlands of southwest PORT ARTHUR TO PORT O’CONNOR Fast and northeast wind IO to 15 knots, seas 4 to H feet tonight Fast and southeast wind near 15 knots, seas 4 to ii feet Wednesday PORT* O CON NOR TO BROWNSVILLE: Fast wind lo to 15 knots, seas 3 to 5 feet tonight Fast and southeast wind lo to 15 knots, seas 3 to 5 feet with isolated showers Wednesday Extended Forecasts Thursday—Saturday sol TH TFXAS Cloudy and mild Thursday with showers cen tral and southeast Clearing and cooler New Years day partly cloudy and cool Saturday Lows Thursday in the upper His to the upper 50s south and highs in the 60s except a tew 70s south Lows Friday and Saturday in the 30s central and southeast to the 4ns south Highs in the 50s NORTH TFXAS \ chance ut thunderstorms Thursday No precipitation expected Friday and Saturday West highs in the ms Thursday the 40s Friday and in the 3os Saturday Lows in the *s Thursday and the 20s Friday and Saturday Central highs in the »>s Thursday and the 40s Friday and Saturday Lows in the tov Thins day the ins Friday and the . -Saturday Fast Inglis m the >s Thursday and Friday and in the 4ns Saturday Lows m the I >s Thursday and Friday and in th* 3ns Saturday WFST TFXAS Little or iii* ; I ’ • pit.I* '    «r Saturday Temperatures near normal Thursdav then colder than normal Friday and satin day Panhandle h-ghx upper i*>v to upper ins Lows mid 2os to mid t**ens South Plains highs low v*s to near 40 Lows near lo to upper teens Permian Basin highs mid ans to mid 4ns Lows mid ins to near 20 Concho Valley highs up per 5os to middle 4os Lows lower 40s to upper 2<>s Far west highs in the 4ns Lows in the middle 1 »> to upper teens Big Bend region highs mid dos to mid ins moon tams with upi>er mis to mid 5ns lowlands Lows from the lower f"s to near 2n mountains and from humid 4os to lower «ns lew lands Divers find body in Nueces River Killings CORPUS CHRISTI (AP)    Divers have retrieved the body of an Edin-burg man believed to be the second victim of an accident in which a truck plunged into the Nueces River, a sheriffs official said The body of Tranquilino Casarez, *18. was found Monday inside a 1979 Chevrolet pickup truck owned by Richard Calles, the other victim of the accident Calles’ body w as found Wednesday morning floating in the river off I S. 77 near the Nueces River Park, said Lf Bill Gibbens. of the Nueces County Sheriffs Department Calles. HT. also was from Edinburg Police Report A convenience store in the 500 block of North Union Street reported a miscellaneous theft that occurred early Monday morning Two men seen Sunday evening driving recklessly toward town on PM 725, were stopped by New Braunfels police and arrested Robert Leos 33, ami Abel Salazar 21 both of New Braunfels were charged with possession of a controlled substance after a small amount of heroin w as found in their car Police reported no arrests in connection with a disturbance that occurred Sunday evening in the loo block of Fast Basel A 49-year old female was assaulted during a disturbance early Sunday morning in the 1600 block of CS 81 West Criminal mischief was reported early Sunday morning in the 200 block of Dollar Drive An auto sustained several hun dred dollars damage rn a report of criminal mischief made Sunday in the 2t)o bloc k of Pennsylvanma — A busted window set off a store alarm Sunday evening at a four tyard Shopping Center outlet Police reported two juveniles were seen near the rear entrance moments before the alarm sounded An unknown caliber rifle was fired into a store front Sunday even mg in the 1600 block of Hunter Road, damaging only a plate glass w indow. according to reports An undetermined amount of jewelry was taken during a residential burglary over the weekend in the 700 block of West Mill Street Police filed a criminal mischief report in connection w uh a complaint that a portable restroom was knock ed down and run over this weekend in the Palace Heights subdivision Police responded to a report of two women arguing violently Sunday evening outside a house in the loo block of Rodriguez Sheila Burrier 18. was arrested and charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon after police found her holding a butcher knife Police had been at the residence the previous day after sticks or clubs were reported to have used to break nine window s - Rudy Garza 31, of San Antonio, was arrested Saturday evening at a store in the boo bloc k of I S 81 West and charged with Class B theft He Divers searched for about four hours Monday before finding the vehicle. Gibbens said We started looking for him as soon as we found Mr Calles." Gib bens said "We dragged the river Thursday and again Saturday and brought divers out today and found the truck " Officials from the sheriffs department and the Texas Department of Public Safety are working together to determine how the truck got in the river, he said. Casarez and Calles left Edinburg Dec 17 on their way to Houston. Gib bens said Hart wins federal matching funds WASHINGTON AP' Just 14 days after reentering the 1988 presidential race. Gary Hart is in line for a possible St million in federal funds and almost guaranteed spots on primary ballots in two key states The Federal Flection Commission certified Hart on Monday for federal matching funds for his resurrected Democratic campaign, opening the door for what aides said will fie more than st million from the I’ S Treasury That *> o FFC decision also remov cd an obstacle to Hart s place in the south Dakota primary Only can (filiates qualifying for federal funds can In* on the ballot in the early test Feb 23 In Illinois on Monday, Hart sup porters gathered nearly double the ooo signatures needed to win a place on that states March 15 primary ballot “Illinois is the first one where it took a monumental effort with '.Ignat ores Hart campaign manager Sue Casey said It was not reasonable tor us to hope that this could have tieen accomplished in this period of time While Hart’s campaign w as clear mg those hurdles, snow and rough winter weather kept Hart off the campaign trail Hart canceled a trip to Sioux City Iow a. on Monday and a trip to Nebraska today Casey said Hart would try to reschedule the Iowa trip for Monday next week when the first transfer of matching funds is due from the Treasury A first installment of iluo.uwi will go to pay for plane tickets office rent and telephones in Denver and New Hampshire she said That is just a start said Bernie Schneider a Newport Beach Calif attorney working for the Hart cam paign “We re working on close to Si mullion' more to in* submitted to qualify for matching money on Jan ll he said The million dollar total would Im- a combination of money raised tiefore Hart withdrew in May anti funds rais ed since Dei 15 Casey said the campaign hope*-$ Oho or more in matching money will I** available to the campaign by the end of Januarv Continued from Page I Simmons surrendered to the police chief after a 45 minute shooting spree through a law- office and three former workplaces Monday in which two people were killed and four others wounded, officials said He faced a bond hearing today on two counts of capital murder and four of attempted capital murder Authorities say the gunman used two 22-caliber revolvers The bodies of the family members were found at Simmons' home about 15 miles north of Russellville after the rampage, but charges had not been filed in those deaths Pope County Sheriff Jim Bolin said Sun mons is the only suspect Authorities would not speculate on a motive Bill Wren, who lived about 200 yards from the Simmons home, said the small children appeared to be “sweet little kids but thai the faint Iv kept to themselv es VV ren said Sim mon “was kind of strange He was anti social " William “Dub Brown who operates a grocery near the house said of Simmons "He didn t have much to say He was unfriendly Police gave this account of the rampage through this town of 14 him people about 7o miles northwest of Little Rink The first victim Monday was legal secretary Kathy Kendrick 24 shot to death at tier desk The gunman then killed J I) Chaffin Cl and wounded Rusty Taylor tx a former employer of Simons at Taylor Oil Co \t Sinclair Mini Mart also owned bv Taylor he wounded manager David Salyer 38 and employee Roberta Wooiery 4* Simmons then went to Woodline Motor Freight ar. I wound od off u e manager Joyi e Butfv > VV (Hull I IM* president Kot»ert NS. md said NG Kendrti k had spurned Sin mons more than a year agt* when t»oih worked at the trucking com pany That s .iii I can lest figure Public Meetings The New. Braunfels Utilities Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting al 4 to p rn Thursday The hoard will consider rate ordinance adjustments for electrical water and sewage rates The proposed rates ■[lust In’ approved by the New Braunfels City Council before going into effect \ls«i to In* considered are construe lion contracts for a water main line at Lxip .37 and a sanitary sewer seg men! replacement The hoard aiso will consider a I ’ 421 special assess men! by the \smh nit ion of Wholesale Customers of the laiwer Colorado River \uthority for rate intervention activities I'he board Will meet in executive session to consider purchasing land for future water resour* e capital im pavements Obituaries was also charged with criminal non support Burglary of a non habitation was reported to have occurred early Saturday morning in the 200 block of Interstate 35 Fast A pair of tires and wheels valued at $350. wert* stolen off a *.u and its convertible top slashed over night Friday as it sat on a dealer ship s lot on Interstate 35 Damage to the car w as estimated at $7oo A v ideo recording unit and an undetermined amount of jewelry were stolen Friday from a residence rn the 7fM) block of North Central Avenue Burglary of a motor vehicle that occurred late last week in the iooo block of Michigan Street resulted irs the theft of a men s coat valued at SKX) Jorge Pena 29 of Seguin was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with public intoxication after he was seen wandering around in the 400 block of Schmidt Street During his processing at the county jail. a small amount of marijuana was found and misdemeanor posses sion charges were added Persons with information reqar ding any unsolved felony crime are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 670 TIPS day or night and speak to the officer on duty. Callers are not asked to give their names Crime Stoppers pays rewards of up to 11,000 tor in formation that leads to an arrest and grand lory conviction of persons committing felony crimes Correction An item appearing Jan 27 rn the Herald-Zeitung stating that the new percent sales tax was not collet table in New Braunfels and Garden Ridge was incorrect Merchants in both New Braunfels and Garden Ridge will be required to collect a 7 L percent sales tax begin mng Jan I The total amount reflects 6 percent state sales tax I percent cl ty sales tax and ly-percent county sales tax Monies generated by the new sales tax. estimated to be around $1 million, are to result in a dollar for dollar property tax reduction for 1988 property taxes The Herald Zeitung regret the cr ror Lester L. Knowles I .ester I. Knowles 73 til 1122 lame star Drive died Ik*c 25    1987 at Aud ie L Murphv Memorial Veterans ^ministration Hospital in san \n tonio Services were at 2 p rn T ues day at I Xteppenschmidt Funeral Home a sit, tin* Rev J Linwood Ken nedy officiating Full military honors by the American Legion ac companied buna! in Guadaiuia* V alley Memorial Lark Know les w as bom sept 14 1914 to Louie and May las* nee Holm Knowles in Jones County He mar l ied lame Dreibrodt in san Marcos on July 14 1978 Knowles was a welder and a member ot the First Baptist < hurt b He also wax a memlier of tile V eterans of Foreign VV ars of Geronimo and the American legion He was a World War ll veteran Knowles was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Holm Knowles in 1971 survivors include hts wife Lone Knowles of New Braunfels one daughter Nancy Howard of New Braunfels one brother Boy Knowles of Boulder » ole tour grandchildren arui seven great grandchildren Memorials may ti* made to ttu* T irst Baptist Church Building T ural Rosana Pena Rosalia Lena TK of 113 Sehaco st died I tee 27 198. at Colonial Manor Nursing Horne Services were at ll a rn Monday at our Ludv of Perpetual Help Church with the Rev John Flanagan officiating Burial was in Comal t emetery Lena was born March I I909 to Christofer and Ramona nee Flores Ramirez in New Braunfels stu* mar ned Julian Lena iii Bryan in 1942 Lena was a housewife and a member of our Lady of Perpetual Help Church survivors include her husband Julian Pena of New Braunfels one daughter Margarita \ arela of New Braunfels, eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren Rosary was recited at 7 IO p rn Sunday at Morales Funeral Home t 'hapel m ti vmrnntm mr T117*7 ti-n-n-n Advertising Deadlines for the week of New Years Display Ads: Tues.Dec. at I    for Thurs.Dec. :11st Tues. Dec. JU at 5 pm Fri.Jan. 1st W ed. Dec. JU at pm for Sun. Jan. 3rd Thurs. Dec. at 3pm for Tues. Jan. 5th Word Ads: W ed Dec. 30 at I pm for Thurs. Dec. 31 st Wed. Dec. at 5 pm Fri. Jan. 1st Thurs. Dec. at I pm for Sun. Jan. 3rd Herald-Zritun; that’s what started most of it, " Wood said Ms Kendr k reported the ad vances to Ms Butts, the office manager, "and at that point everything did stop.’ Wood said He said that Simmons entered the trucking company Monday "from a side door next to the desk where Ms Butts used to sit W hen he came in and found out she wasn’t working there, he made it a point to look around lie found her Simmons quit the convenience store Dec 18 said Winters It was not known why Simmons quit he said The five people in Simmons' bouse may have been dead since Saturday night or Sunday morning Bolin said The adults were wearing overcoats indicating they were killed soon after arriving he said Autopsies were pending and their names were not released Ms Wooiery was treated and released and Taylor was in satisfac tory condition Unlay at St Mary s Medical Center here Ms Butts was in critical condition at Baptist Medical Center in Little Hock where Salver was in satisfactory condition Library Continued bom Pag* I ha*, trouble moving around There are task' to In* done like 111 mg cards for hook orders and mven tory It s kind of tedious work but it s all important Hocker said Besides tin* essential clerical work that must in* done at the* library the librarian said the children s reading programs .ire popular and volunteers keep it going too His Ker said volunteers are alw.ivs welcome at the library and she can alw av s fmd something to keep them Taxes Continued from P«»q« ' h 1 ref silt %nwi While UM* state sal»-v tax fat* x I jYt 4, ,;t if I I D? CDI 11* f f* IM* yk tm! f* f>,*( ks Up Senate Bill *8 which the * J**rcenI in Mime lox alitu-v it wi Legislature passed to limit the run as high av 8 j** r< cut said I * *fis combined tot ai rate of local option LroffHt spokesman tor Hub** k taxes including cit) county and I-or example Lrolfstt sa I MT A to 2 per* erst alleve ftM- counties have approved the state lev v officials said percent tax Virtually every city Fe . w r Fxa * I f *£ * e i' i ? s* * i t .< s I # v % *. Vs far as can t*e *lctcrmined 11 *1 U H I. tis I f I 111 >*#11. ■ ot' » s ti 1 corporated areas in 172 court a-' the hug! lest sa lev tax rates in the will have just the * jiervent* country tHit the large number of sales tax So there are going to t* rate combinations possible from a lot of different es around th* numerous lo* at Option taxes state make' th** state s vales tax But !*■* aux** of stat* law arni a system th*- most compt* atm rn comptroller s rule there will t* {la* I s the comptroller s off ar * i no tax rate anvwtwr** that x alan 1 ti i -____________________—_______________________J Public Records _____________ Arr 4*gnmrnH Pret met 1 Ala*! \ that teal v .*.a. .if Jinx session Justice of the Peace of a controlled solitary,*- f sr rom Judge Harold Mu* go 11 (*•> tnind Pedro Puentes Jr tailor* 1 apprar t*urgiary of a motor vein* ie Fret mc! 2 13' »■» I mod Justice o! »hr Peaxe Jesus Garcia criminal attempt t Judge* G Blanchard commit burglary of a habitation ii 0 Harry Masters^ f*urg arx of a bond set habitation Guadalupe county Kudv Lew (*ar/a criminal rn*? I 1 * ai bond support SIU taal Jiitifi Miehu**i Ker ley t*ur glary of a K**t«**rt lasts possession of a * «»t 1 habitation Guadalupe Count x troller! substance heroin $ • I ii ■■taind 'cut I iii' following financial Institutions u ill b** closer! First Federal Savings Loan New Braunfels-Sattler-San Marc os Wimberly Closed New War’s Day Citizens National Bank Closed New Ycmi s Day San Antonio Savings & Loan Association Closed New Year’s Day and Sat. Jan 2nd. MBank New Braunfels Closed New Years Day and Sat. Jan. 2nd Texas Commerce Bank Close at 3:00 New Year’s Lve Closed New Year's Day New Braunfels National Bank Closed New Year’s Day IM**** Aff «nge butin*** st I of dlnqly ;