New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 12, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
U.S. warns PLO about attacks against Israel
KEFLAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The United States has warned the Palestine Liberation Organization against attacking Israeli military or civilian targets, but is not ready to break off talks with Yasser Arafat’s group over a clash in southern Lebanon. — _ _ -
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NB walks tightwire, drops Boerne, 74-69
With its back to the wall, New Braunfels’ boys basketball team again stayed alive in the District 28-4A playoff chase with a victory over second-place Boerne, pulling within a game of the Greyhounds.
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Women’s hobby pays off for charities
Peggy Higgins and Armilda Reed are “Crafting for Charity.” For the past four years, the two have made hundreds of craft items which they sell to raise money to buy needed items for charities.
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New Braunfels’ Tim Gallaway heads the ball during Saturday’s District 26 soccer contest between the host Unicorns and Canyon. New Braunfels won the game 1-0 on a first-half goal in a fierce battle between cross-town high school rivals. See Page 13A. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Texas sending wine to French companies
Moyer Champagne — the “bubbly” made and bottled in New Braunfels — is now being exported to France.
The first commercial shipment of Texas champagne was made the first week of February. One hundred cases of Moyer Texas Champagne left the port of Houston for France. To conform to European Market rules, labels were replaced. The mention of champagne was replaced with sparkling wine which must legally be used for all sparkling wines produced outside France’s Champagne region.
Veroniquc Thoulouze, a spokesman for Richter Wine Group Inc. which owns Moyer, said the initial shipment was purchased by the Buffalo Grill chain of. restaurants. The chain was established in 1980 and now has 20 restaurants in France.
“We thought a wine from Texas would be a natural for us,” said Gerard Colas, Buffalo Grill executive vice president for development. “We
Dropping temperatures can force a Texan inside faster than a flat lands tornado.
And a recent Alaskan cold front put Comal County in a deep freeze and its residents into hiding.
But Winter Texans, who come to New Braunfels each winter from northern states for warm temperatures, sunshine and dry weather, found themselves with a small case of deja vu last week.
Temperatures dipped into the low 20s last week hindering golf games and walks through town for the migrants.
“We come down here because we expect a little warmer weather, said Graydon Newell of St. Paul, Minnesota. “I don’t mind a little cold.”
Chi an average winter day in St. Paul it’s 30 to 40 degrees colder than Sm WEATHER, Pag* 2A
City looks at bond funds for equipment purchase
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
Equipment needed lo continue street improvements in New Braunfels could be purchased with excess funds from the 1985 bond program.
New Braunfels City Council will consider authorizing City Manager Paul Grohman to advertise for bids to purchase street construction equipment during a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in New Braunfels Utilities meeting room.
Council adopted a plan to utilize funds left from the 1985 bond program at a Jan. 9 meeting. The plan has three
were amazed by the quality of the sparkling wine that Moyer offered us, and we thought our customers all over France would be delighted to have a first taste of what is being produced in Texas and would be able to compare it with the champagnes and sparkling wines produced in France.”
“This is a great event for Moyer Champagne,” said Thoulouze crediting a Texas connection as one of the reasons for the success of the Buffalo Grills. ‘The presence of longhorns on the sign inform passers by that they arc entering Texas land. Inside, the setting is Texas styled but adapted to the French taste,” she said.
Buffalo Grills are in Arpajon, Montlhery, Annecy, Crcil, Coignercs, Viry, Chatillon, Bobigny, Melun, Corbeil Essones, Orleans, Plaisir, Clermont Frecand, Chartres, Montpellier, and Marly.
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Officers get break in case
New Braunfels police got a break in the rash of Comal Independent School District burglaries after a Crime Stoppers tip Thursday.
Eddie Lozano, 18, 256 Glenbrook Drive, was arrested Friday at his residence and charged with burglary of habitation. He remains in the Comal County jail in lieu of a $7,500 bond.
After six New Braunfels police and investigators obtained a search warrant Friday, they entered the residence and identified articles reported missing from Frazier Elementary School, said detective Juan Gusme. “(But) it was not what we were looking for.”
Gusme said because of further investigations he would not identify property he was looking for.
Lozano was arrested around 11:50 a.m. without incident, he said.
The Winter Texans who come to New Braunfels each year had a feeling they were back home earlier this week when temperatures dipped below the freezing mark. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
major components. There is approximately $700,000 set aside for specific projects. Approximately $150,000 will be used for street construction projects to be determined on an as-nccdcd basis and $300,(XX) will be used to purchase equipment related to street construction.
“This plan sets us on a path that will propel us in the right direction for the next several years,” Grohman said. “Some of our worst problems have been addressed, we will have equipment to work with and a small fund to answer problems that arc not yet diagnosed.”
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Attorney general urges trial delay
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Saturday to delay former White House aide Oliver North’s Iran-Contra trial, citing a danger he would divulge too many national security secrets.
“Proceeding with the trial on those terms will make it impossible for the attorney general to fulfill his responsibility to safeguard classified information,” the department said in asking for a stay.
Independent counsel Lawrence Walsh, who is prosecuting North, urged the Supreme Court to reject the Justice Department's request, saying the department has no legal authority to seek a delay.
Walsh said the attorney general “comes before this court in an attempt to assume a role that the Ethics in Government Act and his own Independent Counsel Regulation deny him: that of prosecutor in this case.”
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1988 busy for firemen
Last year was a busy one for North-cliffe Volunteer Fire Deportment.
The rescue unit was used 29 times last year. The unit was on standby for Baptist Memorial Hospital’s Annual Festival, where the department administered aid to bike riders. It helped a child with a cut finger, two near-drownings, a bomb threat, a patient with heart problems, and a victim with a massive infection.
Four of the calls were in Scenic Hills while others were in Northcliffe.
Recently, the department answered three fire calls. Two calls in Guadalupe County were for a bam and extensive grass fire and one residential call was made in the Scenic Hills area.
‘The need for more volunteers and donations is an important factor that will continue throughout 1989,” said president of the department’s board of directors. He said the board of directors will continue seeking ways to
Drizzle and fog will continue to hang around for a few days.
There is a 20 percent chance for showers today and Monday. The high today will reach 66 degrees under cloudy skies. Winds will be out of the southeast at IO to 15 miles per hour today. The low tonight will be 55 degrees. The high Monday will be near 70. The low Monday will be in the mid 50s.
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The New Braunfels High School choir will be singing love songs and ballads in the Hotel Faust lobby Tuesday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. for Valentine’s Day. The dinning room will feature a “Lover’s Special” that evening....
There will be an information and planning meeting for the Smithson Valley High School Project Graduation party Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the high school library.
All parents and students who are willing to help with the party are asked to attend the meeting.
Project Graduation is a drug-and alcohol-free party for all seniors immediately following the graduation ceremony. The chemical-fr«e party helps graduates celebrate safely.
For more information call Sandy Schrocder at 438-7124 or Hattie Anthony at 438-2394....
The Texas Chapter of U.S Submarine Veterans of World War ll will have a state convention in Ennis April 14 and 15.
The chapter is trying to locate all submarine veterans who served on U.S. Submarines or in submarine relief crews during World War II between Dec. 7, 1941, and Dec. 31, 1946. All submarine veterans and their families are invited to the convention.
For further information, write to Claude Boucher, RI. 3, Box 96D, Kemp, Texas, or phone (214) 432-4073....
The American Association of Retired Persons is co self-help income tax training course at Dittlinger Memorial
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Arrest triggered ‘witch hunt’
not commit an offense greater than a Class C traffic violation for 180 days, the other charges will be dropped, according to a settlement reached Wednesday in Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart’s court in Bulverde.
“Reflecting back on the whole situation it’s unfortunate that what I consider an illegal arrest triggered a chain of events that got the political parties involved in this thing and their zeal to outdo each other,” Prichard said. “All this happened before I ever got up there for trial,” he said.
“Politicians can be very vicious.”
After Prichard’s arrest the Republican Party Executive Committee of Comal County asked the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to review allegations including: Prichard had appeared in an intoxicated state at work and couldn’t perform his duties; and the judge failed to appear at slated
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‘Politicians can be vicious9 Prichard says after hearing
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
The arrest of a Republican county court-at-law judge rocked Comal County in 1988, but the pounding gavel Thursday ended six months of accusations, investigations, and a “political witch hunt.”
“This whole affair has had a very devastating effect on my family ... my reputation,” said Judge Ronald Prichard. “I want to carry on the business of the court.”
The 45-year-old Canyon Lake resident and his wife Darlene Prichard pleaded no contest Thursday after they were arrested Sept. 9 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8573 in Sattler and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Mrs. Prichard also was charged with assault on a peace officer when she kicked arresting officer Precinct 4 Constable Fidel Tamez.
The public intoxication charges were dropped. And if the Prichards do
Attorney Jack Robison, left, and Comal County Court-At-Law Judge Ronald Prichard leave the Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Court in Bulverde after Prichard and his wife pleaded no contest to September charges of disorderly conduct and assault on a peace officer.