New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 5, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Phone lines keep TV stations busy
DALLAS (AP) —The woman on the other end of the telephone was choking to hold back her tears as she talked about the fear she feels for her son stationed in Saudi Arabia. She needed someone to talk to and she found someone who knows how she feels.
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AUSTIN (AP) — When lite Sharpstown bank and stock fraud scandal spread over state government like a malevolent cloud 20 years ago, Ann Richards was a suburban Austin housewife and John Hannah had left the Legislature to become district attorney in Lufkin.
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Hall of Fame1 s board votes to ban Pete Rose
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s carcer hits leader was barred from the Cooperstown ballot Monday when the Hall of Fame’s board of directors voted 12-0 to ban ineligible players from election.
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The Mid-Texas Alumnae of Zeta Tau Alpha will meet at the home of Cathy Taylor, 417 Saddletree, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
All area 2Leta Alumnae are invited to attend....
New Braunfels Emergency Communications Club invites the public to a series of fundraisers to help the Jesse Allen family. Mr. Allen has incurred extensive medical bills because of a severe illness. The first event will be a garage sale Feb. 9 and IO at 245 W. Nacogdoches from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and IO a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The second event will be another garage sale at 1550 Marigold in the next few weeks. The third event will be a drawing for three prizes on March 30 and tickets will be sold by representatives of the ECC. All proceeds will go to the Allen family and area folks are asked to help the New Braunfels Emergency Communications Club and Rescue Squad make this a successful fundraiser. For more information, call 620-4550....
Southwest Texas Stale University will hold a Financial Aid Awareness Week Feb. 11-15. Financial aid workshops are scheduled throughout the week to update students on changes in aid application requirements. The week is a project of the Texas Association of Student Financial Air Administrators. The SWT effort is being coordinated by the University's Office of Financial Aid. The workshops will be held in the LBJ Student Center in the San Antonio-Bianco Room Feb. ll, 14 and 15 at 9 a.m., Feb. 13 at 9 arn. and 4 p.m., and in the Sabinal Room Feb. 12 every hour, on the hour, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
While the official application priority deadline for completed financial aid applications for the
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Focusing on some survey work at Landa Street and Fredericksburg Road is Scott Bundick of Schultz, Cude & Associates in New Braunfels. His crew was taking advantage of a survey at the new Citizens Bank building site to sight in some information for pending construction on Fredericksburg Road. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Comal appraisal directors accept Rhodes’ resignation
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor
Comal Central Appraisal District board of directors unanimously approved accepting the resignation of Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes today after a 45-minute executive session.
“(The district) was in one hell of a mess before Richard came,” said Board Chairman S.D. David.
After four years of heading up the Comal CAD, Rhodes submitted a letter of resignation Jan. 30 to accept the chief appraiser’s position of the Ellis
County Central Appraisal District in Waxahachie. Though the Ellis County CAD has not formally appointed Rhoades to the position, Kathy A. Spencer, who has served as interim chief appraiser, said the board may take that action tonight after an executive session.
Rhodes will replace Chief Appraiser Russell Garrison, who was placed on medical leave in August 1990 and later resigned in January.
Rhodes said, after the board took action this morning, that he will miss the staff here.
“In my mind this staff has been the finest group of people that I have ever had the privilege to (work) with," he said. “I will miss each and every one of them to a great extent.
“This has been the finest learning experience of my life and it has enabled me to further my profession and to have the opportunities that face me today."
Rhodes’ resignation from the Comal CAD is effective Feb. 15.
The board also this morning named
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Competitors from NBISD win medals
New Braunfels High School competed against 22 other large schools in the Region V Academic Decathlon Competition Feb. I and 2 in Round Rock.
Its competitors included 13 Austin and Round Rock municipal high schools, Copperas Cove High, Bryan High, CE Ellison and Killeen High Schools, Leander High, Temple High, Belton High, Waco High and Waxahachie High. This number of large high schools throughout the state who also competed on Feb. 2. All four small high schools in Region V, although not competing against the large schools, automatically advanced to state.
The largc-school Region V competition was stiff, but New Braunfels High School students outperformed all other schools in the area of Fine Arts. Earning medals for their prowess in the ans were Jenny Gearke, gold, with the highest competition score; Allison Tilly, gold; Faith Priding, bronze; Courtney Hermes,
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CI SD takes honors in decathlon
Comal Independent District students took top honors in Saturday's Region V Academic Decathlon in Waco.
Smithson Valley High School placed first In the smaU-school division and Canyon High School won second-place honors. Smithson Valley's team earned 33,673 points and brought home 42 individual and 18 team medals. Canyon won the "super quiz" competition.
Both schools now are qualified to advance to the state decathlon, lo be held Feb. 22-24 in Fort Worth.
"We have always stressed academic excellence at Smithson Valley High School and are extremely gratified that these students have distinguished themselves in this way," said Joe Rogers, principal.
Coaches for the S VHS team are Ann Rider and Ann Sparks. Decathlon are Matt Koru, Steven
Allies target republican guard, Scud sites
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. warplanes today struck deep inside Iraq, hunting down missile launchers and hammering Saddam Hussein’s crack troops. Iraq vowed vengeance, calling for terror attacks on allied targets worldwide.
The USS Missouri’s 16-inch guns boomed again overnight, silencing a troublesome Iraqi artillery battery in Kuwait with six 2,000-pound shells, the U.S. military said. On Sunday, the battleship’s big guns were used in
combat for the first time since the Korean War.
Baghdad was rocked during the night by another allied bombardment, AP correspondent Salah Nasrawi reported from the Iraqi capital. He said smoke and fire reached into the sky and terrified residents fled to bomb shelters.
Nasrawi quoted travelers as saying Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tik-lit, 90 miles north of Baghdad, had also been under intense attack.
Baghdad radio reported 373 more air raids during the night, and said residential areas were among those hit. It declared that the allies must pay for the destruction they have rained on Iraq.
" Do not spare any interest of any of the countries taking pan in the aggression against your brethren,” an announcer said. “Fight them with all your force, in all their dens, wherever they are.”
The radio broadcast a series of
cryptic messages that sounded like coded instructions for terror attacks by agents abroad. It was impossible to tell if they were genuine.
Saudi Arabia indicated today that it would deal harshly under Islamic law with anyone using the kingdom as a staging ground for tenor attacks. The interior minister, Prince Nayef, said anyone undermining Saudi security would have a hand and a leg cut off or be executed, the Saudi news agency said.
The warning came after a sniper shooting late Sunday in the port city of Jiddah that shattered glass on a shuttle bus canying U.S. military personnel. Two Americans were injured by flying glass and the gunman escaped.
The allied air war thundered into its 20lh day today. Before dawn, F-f5 Strike Eagles equipped with night-fighting radar rode tails of white
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Local police have part in drug seizure
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Maws Editor
Touted as one of the largest drug seizures in South Central Texas in a year, officers from a DEA task force — of which New Braunfels Police Department is a member — confiscated 200 kilograms of cocaine and arrested several men in Geronimo.
"It comes out to 450 pounds of cocaine," said Drug Enforcement Administration Agent in Charge Vernon Parker, of the San Antonio District Office.
Charged Monday at the Federal Courthouse in San Antonio were Arturo Hernandez, 38, of Seguin and Armando Felix Hcrmosillo, 26, of Mexico. Both men have been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. Bonds will be set during a hearing at 3:30 pm. Feb. 8.
Another person was arrested during the seizure, but hasn’t been formally charged.
Hernandez is being held in the Wackcnhut Jail Facility in San Antonio, while the other two men arc in separate jail facilities in the arca.
The men were arrested late Friday when officers closed in on them in an arca around Geronimo. The cocaine, which has a street value of about $20 million, was found hidden in the bottom of a sheep trailer with hay and a load of sheep on top, said New Braunfels Police Chief C.R. “Dick” Hcaden.
“We know that was one of the stopping points for distribution, whether it was going to be broken up in smaller loads or not I don’t know," Parker said.
Parker said the wholesale value of a kilogram of cocaine is about $20,000.
The investigation initiated at a DEA office in Eagle Pass, where the cocaine shipment originated, Parker said. When the cocaine started mov-
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NBISD must postpone report on sex education
The scope of tonight’s meeting has been narrowed, but the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees will go ahead with its 7 p.m. meeting.
The study on Energy Education, Inc., will be discussed and nonagenda items and audience participation will be conducted in the usual manner.
A planned discussion of the Secondary Self-Responsibility Curriculum, an abstinence-based program of sex education, will be rescheduled, announced Assistant Superintendent Mike Fitsko. Materials needed for the presentation did not arrive, he said.
• NBISD trustees meet at the Education Center board room, 430 W. Mill Street.
Partly cloudy and mild conditions today seem to signal a high in the mid-60s and light north winds at less than IO mph, holding the chances for rain to less than 20 percent. Partly cloudy conditions tonight and a chance for early morning fog tomorrow should keep the overnight low near 47 and Wednesday’s high to about
The Comal County Health Department, this week only, is moving its regular shot day from Wednesday to Thursday. Families with children needing ^inoculations are encouraged to arrive early because availability is limited.
Hours are from 9 to ll a.m. and I to 4 p.m. at IOO Main Plaza, Suite 210....
Don Jargis, from the State Democratic Headquarters, will be in New Braunfels tonight at 7:30 p.m. at 1892 Palace Chive to present the essentials of information to Young Democrats of Comal County. Persons in high school or in their 20s are encouraged to attend. Call Tiffany Durham at 629-9827, or Caroline Hoke at 620-0203 for more information....
New Braunfels High School Class of 1991 will be presenting the “Senior Follies" in the high school cafetorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students. Everyone is welcome to attend the fundraiser, which will raise money to defray the cost of next year’s annuals....