New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Field of candidates a good sign, says GOP
AUSTIN (AP) — Their big field of potential 1990 gubernatorial candidates is a big deal for the Texas GOP, Republican leaders say. “Every one of them is in the position to make a serious race for governor. It’s an unbelievably positive sign,’’ said state Republican chairman Fred Meyer. Se© Pag© 4
Education board: State not addressing funding
AUSTIN (AP) — State Board of Education members complained state leaders are not making any move toward addressing the problem of unequal funding in the public school system.
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the red-hot Greyhounds
New Braunfels’ varsity boys basketball team has a golden opportunity to solidify its playoff hopes tonight as the Unicorns host second-place Boerne at 8 p.m. In the meantime, the three local girls teams will conclude their seasons today.
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Vol. 137, No. 65
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
February 10, 1989
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Cross-town rivalry heats up
District soccer game pits coaching brothers across field
By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor
Just when you thought the Canyon-New Braunfels rivalry could not get any hotter, a new twist has been added.
When the Unicorns and the Cougars begin the third year of their soccer rivalry at 2 p.m. Saturday at Unicom Stadium, the teams’ coaches will renew a rivalry that has been going on for more than two decades. And when the game is over the two coaches will meet, shake hands and share thoughts that only two brothers can understand.
Both Grandjean brothers geared up for Saturday’s showdown by guiding their respective teams to victories on Thursday night. For the full details see Page 9.
Saturday marks the first time the two teams have met on the soccer field this season, and it will also mark the first time New Braunfels Coach Pete Grandjean will lead a varsity team against his brother. Canyon Coach Phil Grandjean.
The cross-town rivalry always brings out the best in both teams, no matter how evenly or unevenly matched they look on paper. Add a dose of sibling rivalry to the mixture and you have the ingredients
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Crime Stoppers pays off in tips
Pete Grandjean, left, sod Phil Grandjean have been competing against each other most of their lives. That rivalry will move to the New Braunfels High School soccer field Saturday. Pete will be on the New Braunfels High School sidelines while
Phil will be coaching from the Canyon High
School side of the field. Both teams are undefeated in district soccer play. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Board selects site for surface water plant
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
The site selected by New Braunfels Utilities for a surface water treatment plant was chosen because it could offer peak efficiency.
NBU General Manager Bob Sohn said a site on German Creek in northeast New Braunfels was selected because it was affordable, environmentally safe, close to the Guadalupe River and a place where it would be easy to get treated water into the water system.
“We’re getting our water from the
Guadalupe River so we needed to keep that in mind,” Sohn said. “We looked at a number of sites that were considerably different then we selected, through the process of elimination and discussion with the (NBU) board (of trustees) the site over on German Creek. "A number of inputs had to be put into the formula before we came up with our sites."
The 12-acre site already purshased by NBU has been cleared by the Texas Antiquities Committee and is suitable for construction of a surface water treatment plant. NBU also has
earnest money contracts for two smaller adjacent tracts. The sale on those tracts should close later this month.
Sohn said NBU considered the si/c of the tracts so the amount of land would be sufficient to accommodate not only the plant being planned now, but also future extensions.
“The site that we picked is good for a 24 million-gallon-a-day plant. We’re going to start out with an 8 million-gallon-a-day plant, but the site along with the supporting equipment will be sufficient for two more
additions,” he said. “We think that’s very important.”
Sohn stressed that although the site is sufficient for expansion, there are no immediate plans to expand in the near future. “We’re looking down the road to 20 to 30 years from now when water becomes a major issue ... and that there will be sufficient room for whatever we’re going to do in the future,” he said.
The site for the facility is downstream from Gruenc Wastewater Treat-
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Prosecutors learn Port At the heart of the matter seeking security job
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
HOUSTON — Surprised Harris County prosecutors have learned that David Port, whose 75-year sentence for murdering a letter carrier was reversed, tried to become a security guard.
Burns International in Dallas turned him down, evidently after calling Houston to confirm he is the man convicted of killing letter carrier Debra Sue Schatz.
“I think the security guard company recognized his name, and that
was the end ol it,’’ prosecutor Tim Taft said.
Port, 21, was convicted in 1985 by a Comal County jury. The trial was moved from Houston to New Braunfels.
, He has not officially applied for a security guard’s license with the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Security Agencies, a computer check showed Thursday.
Port told police he killed Schatz,
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Parks board looking at ways to raise funds
In light of budget cuts in recent years, the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is looking at a way to raise funds which are needed for capital improvements.
The Parks and Receration Advisory Board is recommending a program to allow New Braunfels Utilities customers to make donations when paying their utility bills.
Guadalupe Castillo, chairman of the parks and recreation advisory board, said a similar program is being used in Hurst.
“There are so many things we can’t
get through regular sources," he said, pointing to budget cuts in recent years. “We don’t believe a bond issue would pass.”
“Like all the other departments in the city, we also have needs,” said Parks Director David Whatley. “A lot of our infrastructure is in need of repairs and we cannot see bringing on a bond issue. We’re trying to do whatever we can to improve parks facilities.”
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By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
The Crime Stoppers phone rings. A woman says she has witnessed a burglary in her neighborhood. She describes the assailant to the Crime Stoppers coordinator. It’s information the investigators have been waiting for.
Within hours — that one tidbit of information — leads to the arrest of a burglar.
“Crime Stoppers is a highly successful program in taking criminals off the streets,” said Don Ferguson, chairman of the local Crime Stoppers.
And plans are growing for a stronger and more active local program.
“I’m satisifcd with the number of calls we’ve received through the Crime Stoppers program to date,” said Ferguson. “The more we present the program to the public the more calls we arc going to sec.”
Crime Stoppers, which is a nonprofit organization, originated in
Neighbors out to stop burglaries
Three burglaries in Clear Water Estates, off FM 306, in the past two months has prompted residents to organize a neighborhood watch group to look for suspicious activities.
“We’re having several (burglaries) in that addition right now," said Comal County sheriff’s chief deputy Elwood Hohcrz.
A burglar broke into a residence on Johnson Road Thursday and took an undetermined amount of guns, jewelry and a VCR, he said.
“We’ve got some pretty good information on what type individual we’re looking for, but we would rather not release what we’ve got on that," Hohcrz said.
The residents have formed a neighborhood watch program together, he said.
Albuquerque, N.M., to encourage citizens to volunteer vital crime information helpful to law enforcement agencies. New Braunfels-Comal County Crime Stoppers originated June 1986.
Up to SI,(KH) is paid to tipsters if their information leads to the arrest and grand jury indictment of persons involved in crimes.
Since the inception of the local Crime Stoppers program in June 1986, $21,(KH) in informant money has been paid and approximately $5,5(X) in stolen property has been recovered.
Eighteen offenses have been cleared since 1986 because of Crime Stoppers information, which resulted in the arrests of 16 persons.
The local board paid $1,000 in 1987 to an informant who lead authorities to Robert Clifton Mays, who was charged and later convicted in the multiple-stabbing death of Tanaya
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There will be plenty of sunshine today and Saturday with the high today near 64 degrees. The overnight low will be 49 degrees.
A cold front is expected to move into the area late Saturday, but conditions will not be as severe as during die last arctic blast. The temperature will drop to 33 degrees by Sunday morning but will reach 60 degrees by late afternoon.
Tile Comal County Emergency Children’s Shelter is hosting a Valentine’s Day Fundraiser and is selling Balloon Bouquets with balloons, ribbons and sweets. Prepaid orders are $10 per bouquet and can be placed by calling 629-0659....
As of Jan. I, the Comal County Community Fund (ComFund) is no longer administered by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. An independent office has been established and the administrative duties previously performed by the chamber will be performed by a permanent parttime employee. Clinton Brandt, immediate past drive chairman, has agreed to serve in this administrative capacity. President for the 1989 ComFund Drive is Herb E. Schneider.
The ComFund office now is located upstairs al 421 S. Seguin Ave. The phone number is 620-7760 and present office hours are I to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Although some office equipment already has been donated, Brandi says they still are in need of the following items (which should be in working order) — an electric typewriter, a copy machine and a conference table with chairs to accommodate six to eight people.
lf anyone has any of these items to donate to CornFund, call the office at 620-7760....
New Braunfels High School seniors Sheri Langa-beer, left, and Marla Sievers had a good time selling cakes Thursday night during the high school's Queen of Hearts Fgn Night, above left. The annual Queen of Hearts raises money to produce the high school's yearbook and Fun Night pitted members of each class against each other in fun games. Above
right, students of the Southwest Texas State University Opera Workshop perform a number from SWTSU’s Brigadoon during New Braunfels Music Study Club’s (NFMC, TFMC) Parade of American Music, which featured show tunes by the opera workshop and local musicians, at Seele Parish Auditorium Thursday night. (Photos by Deryl Clark)
The Bargain Box of St. John’s Church at Casten and Coll streets needs volunteer workers. The store serves the community by offering second-hand clothing and small household items at reduced prices.
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