New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Census shows fourth of Texans Hispanic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Every minority group in Texas grew faster than the state’s white population in the 1980s, according to a Census Bureau report that says one in every four Texans is Hispanic.
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Dirt cups provide kids some rainy day fun
The next time it rains, gather the, kids into the kitchen for some fun that is guaranteed to brighten their day. All that’s needed are a few simple items from the pantry and a little imagination to keep children busy for hours.
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SV completes sweep of CHS in basketball
Smithson Valley’s boys and girls basketball teams completed season sweeps over cross-county rival Canyon on Tuesday night, with the Rangers winning 66-57 and the Rangerettes claiming a 53-40 victory in the girls’ season finale.
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Vol. 139, No. 60
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144One Section, 16 Pages
on U.S. 281
On the trail
Waco trail riders Earnest White and Debbie Whitehead are among those passing through New Braunfels to arrive in San Antonio for
today's opening of the stock show and rodeo. Their ride began in Blanco. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Partly cloudy conditions with high temperatures near 70 and lows near 40 are anticipated for the area today and Thursday. No chance for precipitation is forecast. Inside:
Energy effort studied
NBISD approached by Wichita Falls firm
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School District board are scrutinizing a Wichita Falls consulting firm’s proposal lo save the district up to $947,000 in energy costs over a 7-ycar period.
“We’re talking about saving your district around $9,000 a month, net,”
said William S. Spears, president of Energy Education Inc. “A decrease of 20 to 25 percent is very attainable. Such a decrease would generate savings on the order of $757,000 to $947,000 over a 7-year period.”
Spears presented his program — that has been instituted in more than 40 Texas school districts — to the board of trustees Tuesday during a
study session. Energy Education Inc. is a copyrighted energy management program that emphasizes people and their energy habits rather than mechanical means of reducing energy.
If the district decides to contract with Energy Education a part-time
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
The body of an unidentified Hispanic male found in the right-of-way of U.S. 281 Tuesday has Comal County Sheriffs Office authorities searching for clues today.
“He’s in his late teens and he had been shot in the back of the head,” said Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz.
“He hadn’t been out there very long, hadn’t been shot very long. We’re hoping that somebody passing along on 281 would have noticed something taking place strangely there ... We’re hoping somebody will step forward and tell us.”Localfirm gets military fuel contract
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
A New Braunfels company is playing a role in Operation Desert Storm as it was awarded an $18 million government contract Tuesday to provide
jet fuel for the war efforts.
Refinery Associates of Texas, located on Texas 46 South, will provide 480,000 barrels or 20 million gallons of jct fuel to the United States government for the war efforts in the Persian Gulf, company officer Bob Wills confirmed today.
The $18.9 million contract was signed Tuesday and is effective from Feb. 15 lo June 30,1991, he said.
Officials from U.S. Senator Phil Gramm’s office said the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency funding will be used to purchase the aviation fuel.
“This was what they call a supplemental (contract),” Wills said. “We’ve had many contracts with them for a I-year period that had a lot more volume on it."
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The body was found in the right-of-way in the southbound lane of U.S. 281 in Comal County Tuesday morning after a motorist called the Sheriff’s Office, Hoherz said.
Authorities combing the area found what they believe to be the murder weapon.
“We found a weapon ... a short distance from him in a private pasture, where it had been thrown, apparently,” Hoherz said.
Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart ordered an autopsy. The body was then sent to the Travis County
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New Braunfels High School Class of 1991 will be presenting the “Senior Follies” in the high school cafetorium at 7 p.m. tonight. 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....
The Children’s Shelter is sponsoring its third annual Valentine Balloon Bouquet fundraiser and is selling balloon bouquets consisting of five helium-filled balloons, streamers and a box of candy attached for your favorite sweetie. Orders are $10 per bouquet (prepaid) and may be placed by calling 629-1566. There will be free local delivery on any order placed before Feb. 14....
There are many families in the Bulverde area with wives, husbands, sons, daughters, etc. serving in Operation Desert Storm. One family is trying to contact others to form a support group and help get answers to any questions, or just to talk and share any problems that may arise, lf you have loved ones over there or know someone who does, call Mildred or Randy Watson at 438-2445 to give your name, phone number and address so you may be contacted when the first meeting is scheduled. It will be at the Fellowship Hall at Bulverde Baptist Church....
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EUWD vote narrowly opposes hiring lobbyist
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer
In a 5-7 vote Tuesday, the Edwards Underground Water District opposed hiring a lobbyist to support its legislative package despite an earlier decision that approved the allotment.
Although members opposed proposal A, earmarking $252,000 for a lobbyist, they remained divided whether to hire a lobbyist for less money.
The district wants an attorney to clarify the specific job duties before it spends $ 100,000 on a lobbyist, said Jesse Zuniga Jr., EUWD representative for Bexar County.
EUWD members, meeting Tuesday afternoon in the New
Braunfels Utilities board room, had different opinions about whether a lobbyist would be needed to help push legislation.
Those who favored the $252,000 allotment said they believed a lobbyist would enable them to present their package in a better light to legislators.
“ We need to pay for what we are not willing, or do not have time, to do,” said Lynda Billa-Burke, vice chairperson of the EUWD board. A lobbyist would work full time supporting our issues and talking to people the district does not have time for, she said.
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CISD public information director earns state honor
In a surprise announcement at a Texas School Public Relations Association convention in Austin Tuesday, Comal ISD’s public information director was named “1991 Most Valuable Member.”
The statewide honor was presented to Sandra Jackson, who has been Comal Independent School District's link to the public since January 1985.
A dozen long-stern roses and a red apple trophy were presented to Jackson, who was nominated by other school district public information officers and the editor of the Texas Association of School Boards’ Lone Star Magazine.
“Sandy Jackson is a member who
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Rhodes takes Ellis County post
Members of the Ellis County Central Appraisal District unanimously approved hiring Richard Rhodes Tuesday to head up the district there in Waxahachie.
Acting Chief Appraiser Kathy Spencer said Rhodes will begin his new duties Feb. 16. He is replacing Chief Appraiser Russell Garrison,
who was placed on medical leave in August 1990 and later resigned in January.
Waxahachie is the county seat of Ellis County, which has a population of about 60,OOO. Ellis County is south of Dallas and will be home to the Sup-
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David SuttonsHerald has new publisher
David Sullens has been named editor and publisher of the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung and the Canyon Lake Times Guardian by Southern Newspapers. Inc.
Sullens. who has been managing editor of the Galveston Daily News for the past three years, replaces Dave Kramer. Before going to Galveston, he was editor of the Paris News in northeast Texas for ll years.
“My family and I are excited about coming to New Braunfels,” Sullens said this morning. “People all over the suite fight just to get to visit here. We're going to be among the privileged few who get to live here.”
The new publisher is the son of a Methodist minister and grew up in northeast Texas. He was graduated from Jacksboro High School in 1966 and attended Weatherford College before majoring in photojournalism at East Texas State University in Commerce.
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Amphibious force moving in as air strikes continue
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A U.S. Marine amphibious assault force was moving into place today in the Persian Gulf, but allied commanders say any ground war to retake Kuwait will probably wait until Iraqi forces take even more pounding from the air.
Throughout the night and morning hours today, allied air wings pressed on with their mission-a-minute campaign. An Iraqi mobile Scud missile launcher was probably destroyed in overnight air strikes, the U.S. command in Saudi Arabia said in a com
munique today, citing pilot reports.
Iraq has used the mobile launchers to lob rockets into Israel and Saudi Arabia, but the attacks have tapered
The USS Missouri was in action overnight, turning its 16-inch guns on targets along the Kuwaiti coast, the command said. The battleship's big guns — blasting for the third time in three days — destroyed a radar site, artillery and a surface-to-air missile position. A dug-in Iraqi military unit was also hit, but the command said it didn't know how much damage was
Iran’s official news agency said Iraq’s southern cities came under allied air and missile fire through the night and into this morning. The roar of attacking allied planes could be heard every few minutes, it said, but the Iraqi air defenses apparently were silent.
The Iranian news agency said three huge explosions in the Iraqi city of Basra could be heard in the Iranian city of Khorramshahr, 25 miles away. Basra is the site of Iraq’s military headquarters for the Kuwait theater.
There were no ground engagements reported overnight between allied and Iraqi forces along the border. A week ago, Iraqi forces stormed across the frontier and set off several days of fighting, the first serious ground combat of the war.
Anticipating ground fighting to come, the allies are rushing supplies to the desert frontlines. At forward staging areas today, huge Hercules C-130 transports were arriving every 30 minutes, Air Force Capt. Scott Smith said after one such delivery. “It never stops,’’he said.
With half a million U.S. troops on land, sea and air in the gulf, President Bush is sending his top military men to the war zone to assess the 3-week-old campaign. Defense Secretary Dick Choicy and Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will go to the gulf later this week — their first wartime visit to the region.
Bush said the top-level visit did not signal that a ground war was about to begin. But he said he doubled air power alone would drive Saddam Hus-8m GULF, Page 2