New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Energy plan relies on expanded oil production.
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Texan continues * missionary work in war-torn Persian Gulf.
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Panthers celebrate, but Rangers laugh last.
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Vol. 139, No. 63
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880)
Feb. 10, 1991
Five Sections, 72 Pages
Showing off his shooting style — and his taste in toppers—during Texas Single Shot Rifle Association's winter match, held at Dietz Rifle Range. Highway 46 West, is Bill Wimberly of New Braunfels. Ail rifles uled are original or replicas of single phot rifles used between the Civil War and 1900, giving the compt-Ion, like Wimberly's hat, nostalgic flair. The competition concludes at noon today. (Photo by Erik Bisson) .j, .
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5 vehicles seized in marijuana bust
Good Day As funds sought, use
of park land studied
Partly cloudy conditions with winds from the southeast at IO mph should put today’s high in the 70s, with clouds arriving in the evening and an overnight low of about 42. Monday should be cloudy with a high near 65 and Tuesday should see temperatures ranging from a high of 60 to a low of 40. On Wednesday, a high in the 70s again is possible.
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The Rev. Houshang Pari, his ‘ wife Donna and their daughter ; Michcll Amir will be ministering
• in word and song at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 312 S.
Guenther, this morning at 8 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. He also will
*. speak for the Christian Education
• Class al 9:30 a.m.
Rev. Pari was bom in Iran and was nurtured in the Moslem relig-! ion for 25 years. He became a I Christian 14 years ago and is now
• an ordained minister. He and his wife served as missionaries in Iran for a year; they have been back since August and have been working since then to establish a Christian body among Moslem believers in Austin....
The week of Feb. 10-16 has been proclaimed “Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week." The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #7110 urge all citizens lo visit a hospitalized veteran during the week to “let them know we care and that we have not forgotten..."
The New Braunfels Irides ndcnt School District is one of the oldest tax-supported districts in the state. One of NBlSD's oldest schools, Lamar Primary, was built in 1924. The campus underwent
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By KATHRYN SCHOEMER ,
Despite economic uncertainties about how development of land adjacent to Landa Park will be funded, park officials are forging ahead with their preliminary plans.
“Its not a (hot) issue like water or sewage," said Dennis Sims, landscape architect of J.T. Dunkin & Associates and a coordinator of the land development project.
"Not many cities could do this overnight," Sims said. There is no deadline on this project, giving park officials more lime to think how it will be funded.
On Jan. 29, the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory Board presented preliminary drawings to the public so residents could give input on the master outline.
The Lower Colorado River Authority leased the 18-acrc plot on the condition that the parks department draw up the master plan.
The department will hold two more public meetings before it presents the master plan to City Council.
Some of the items in the plan include a botanical garden, an amphitheater and additional hike and
David Whatley, director of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, said the board could be eligible for a matching grant with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The grant provides money to a worthy plan if proceeds match that amount elsewhere, he said.
To get that extra money, parks officials could apply to civic groups such as the Wurstfest Association, which grants money to projects that enhance the German community, he said.
However Whatley said the "competition was extremely high for such funds.” A collapsing economy means more demands come from needy agencies such as a battered women’s center or a children’s home, he said.
"The easiest thing to say is that it's loo hard, bul we are going to give it our best shot because park facilities are things that are remembered in the community and we are trying to do as much as we can to make it better," he said.
Suzanne Herbclin, executive director of the Wurstfest Association, said applications for Wurstfest grams are reviewed by a committee and then submitted lo the board for approval.
Police take 7 suspects in custody
BySTEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
A flat-bed tructor-trailcr transporting approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana was confiscated in New Braunfels Saturday as drug suspects were unloading it into separate vehicles. ___
The seizure was made by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force of which the New Braunfels Police Department is a member.
The marijuana was packaged and concealed under the flat-bed portion of the truck, .said New Braunfels Police Chief C.R. “Dick" Hcaden, who drove the truck into storage on city property after the bust.
The seizure was made by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force of which the New Braunfels Police Department is a member. The suspects were unloading the marijuana from the leased truck in a field off Interstate 35 across from the Mill Store Plaza. Authorities closed in on the suspects around 3 p.m., Headon said.
Hcadcn said seven suspects were taken into custody by DEA officials. Names of the suspects were not released Saturday, but Hcaden said he believes they were South Texas residents. Another suspect still is being sought.
Along with the tractor-trailer, four other vehicles were seized in the bust.
The seizure Saturday was the second one the DEA Task Force has worked in the New Braunfels area in more than a week.
New Braunfels City Council approved a resolution in October 1990 allowing Headen to assign officers to the task force to further the war on drugs in town and receive a portion of assets seized in those busts.
The DEA Task Force confiscated about 200 kilograms of cocaine in the Geronimo arca Feb. I. Arrested were Arturo Hernandez, 38, of Seguin and Armando Felix Hermosillo, 26, of Mexico. The cocaine was found hidden in the bottom of a sheep trailer with hay and a load of sheep on top.
Wooden planks under the tractor-trailer's flat-bed lift up, providing a
pocket in which contraband could be stored. (Photo by Erik Karisson)
New Braunfels woman charged with possession
A New Braunfels woman was arrested and charged with drug possession Friday afternoon by Comal County Sheriff’s Office authorities.
Araccli Sandoval, 27, was arrested at her residence in the 200 block of Bergfeld Avenue, after authorities executed a search warrant around 1:30 p.m. She was transported to the Comal County Jail.
Sandoval was charged with possession of methamphetamine under 28 grams. Bond was set at $10,000.
Authorities were assisted by the dog unit from the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force. Officers said they
confiscated a smalt amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia from the house.
Business burglary suspects apprehended
New Braunfels detectives rounded
up seven suspects last week possibly connected to two separate business burglaries.
Two New Braunfels men were arrested in connection with the Jan. 5 burglary of Bocssling of New Braunfels, located in the 1200 block of Industrial Drive last week.
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Volunteers mobilizing for local rally
Local Marine’s family finds
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Maw* Editor
New Braunfels City Council will pass a resolution Monday declaring March 2 as ‘Troop Support Rally Day" — a day expected to be full of patriotism, color, ami a hope for peace.
The group of New Braunfels residents behind the push for ‘Troop Support Rally Day" now are in the process of hammering out the details for Saturday, March 2.
“It’s for all the boys,” said Cheryl Scott, chairman of the event. “I want the city to show their support for all the troops."
Scott, along with a group of organizers, met again Saturday at the Holiday Inn for a planning session. Another meeting is slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the American Legion Comal Post #179, 410 W. Coll. Persons interested in helping plan activities for March 2 are invited to attend.
Scott, who has a son in the United States Navy serving in Operation SM RALLY, Page 2A
Rosa Espinosa, left, gathers on Main Plaza Saturday with family members Christa Leyba and Laura Gonzales. You can join troop support efforts by displaying the flag that appears on Pages 6-7E in today's edition of the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung. (Photo by Stephanie Ferguson)
prayers, public rallies helpful
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Nawa Editor
The heart of New Braunfels — Main Plaza — is becoming the central location for pro- and anti-war rallies as conflict in the Middle East continues.
On Saturday, a soldier’s mother, armed with ribbons, balloons, family and friends, look to the Plaza in downtown New Braunfels for comfort.
“My son is up there in Saudi Arabia and I’m here to support him," said Rosa Espinosa, a mother of three.
Her son, Juan Leyba Jr., 20, a graduate of New Braunfels High School and now with the Marines, was deployed in January. She said she has not heard from him since.
“Prayers really help,’’ she said.
“I was told he was on the front line. I don’t expect to hear from him. Every night before I go lo bcd I call the Marine’s number and make sure he is OK."
Espinosa said she doesn't think it’s right for the United Slates forces to be fighting in the Middle East.
“I think (President) Bush jumps into everything,” she said. “I didn’t think there was going to be a war ever again."
A number of groups and individuals have rallied around Main Plaza since the war in the Middle East began in January.
Only two of those have been anti-war demonstrations.
A troop support rally is being planned on Main Plaza Saturday, March 2, and the community is asked to attend.