New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 134, No. 30
February 13,1987 25 Cents
Two Sections, 22 Pages
Stammtisch Escapes serious injury
You know, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is more than many people realize. One person in a recent note to Harold referred to the chamber types as “fat cats Well, regardless of whether our chamber’s membership appear as obese and furry felines, the chamber does a lot of good stuff One good thing is that the chamber will donate a telephone bamk location for the upcoming American Cancer Society’s Texas Breast Screening Project This makes the chamber part of a state-wide effort to inform and educate women about the benefits of mammography and breast self-examination The phone banks are organized in conjunction with a series of special reports to be aired on KENS-TV beginning Monday, Feb 23 and concluding Friday, Feb. 27. Women in the New braunfels area will be asked to call 625-2385 for information on detection and prevention of breast cancer, the second leading killer behind lung cancer among women in the United States. Our own McKenna Memorial Hospital and Radiology Associates. by the way, possesses state-of-the-art mammography treatment units, and the hospital and private radiology office have agreed to reduce the cost of its use for those who are referred to the facility by the ACS project volunteers. ..
Oh, Lordy. Boonie is back. Our erstwhile professional football genius Boonie Disque found life a little dimmer without the Cowboys to kick around, so he now has a new Way ICM for college and professional basketball Like Howard Cosell, Boonie has never played the game, but since when has that ever stopped any armchair quarterback or forward. Boonie’s regular clientele will get the latest as they did the football version, but if you are interested in this latest all but perpetual prognostication you can find Boonie most days at Krause’s beer bar. It would appear the ICMs are getting compiicateder and cotn-plicateder, but so is the sport ...
Judy Moore of New Braunfels and her two and a half year old son escaped serious injury late this morning when she lost control her car and rolled into a ditch while eastbound on Elm Creek Road at Hueco Springs Road northwest of the city Both were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where the boy was
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released and the mother admitted for observation in case of “head trauma” according to a spokesperson NB Fire Deaprtment personnel used the “jaws of life" to free the two from the wreckage EMS technicians placed the woman in a brace and back board to stabilize her movement.
Tube chute in limbo pending council decision on contract
By DAV ID MAV Staff Writer
The future of managment at the Prince Solm.s Park Tube Chute re mains in a state of limbo as city stall prepares to request proposals from prospective concessionaires to operate the city owned recreational facility
City Manager Joe Michie ter minated the city's lease with operator Richard Hampton this week in a dispute concerning the maintenance of liability insurance
and gross receipts from the popular water attraction incomplete facts contained in yesterday s Herald Zeitung on the matter indicated liability insurance was the primary factor in the city manager s decision to cancel the con tract
New Braunfels City Council is ex peeled to make further determina lions concerning the chute at its Feb 23 meeting Both the city and Hampton s at torney have limited discussion con cerning the facility because of the
possibility of litigation over the agreement Michie did acknowledge ter minatmg the lease with Hampton who has leased the park since 1978 because of Hampton s wish to keep gross receipts for admissions and tube rentals Hampton reportedly made his re quest in a letter to the city manager Feb IU. along with delivery of a check for the first in a series of payments to the city made by the
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Hollmig fighting SA city hall over N B water supply
Coining Sunday is a pictorial look at the tip-toe world of ballet training on hard wood waxed floors at New Braunfels’ own Toby’s Dance Studio Photographer Deryl Cark has captured some fascinating expressions and put them on film in a collage of delicate balance and youthful grace. Don’t miss this sensitive photo page in Sunday’s Hertld Zeitung....
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By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
Craig Hollmig. New Braunfels' representative to a regional water resource committee, is fighting San Antonio to keep the Comal Springs flow mg a few more years Hollmig said this week the spring flow probably will drop drastically in the next few years Following a Thursday meeting to discuss a regional water plan. Hollmig said an increasing draw on the Edwards Aquifer w ill mean the end of the springs
“The deal I've got right now is (the springs) will be dry in five years if there’s no change.’’ he said “And if they go dry, they're going to stay dry (or a longtime ”
Hollmig is fighting to keep the amount of water withdrawn from the aquifer to a minimum. As one of Comal County’s representatives to a joint committee of the Edwards Underground Water District and the San Antonio City Council, he is trying to protect the future water supply for the area surrounding San Antonio San Antonio relies on the aquifer as a water supply both for human cun-sumption and to keep the San Antonio River up for tourist business enhancement. The city of some one million people sucks water from under an area between Uvalde and Hays counties.
Hollmig said the committee has reached a consensus thai withdrawals from the aquifer should be set at 450,000 acre-feet per year — the amount currently pumped from the aquifer. “That way, the spring (flow) will stay at 75,000 acre feet per •year. They’ve (spring flow) been about 200,000 acre-feet per year for the past few years,” he said.
“The question now becomes is the
sponsored by the water district and San Antonio, examining regional w ater resources
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75,000 acre feet per year enough to sustain water quality in the river and maintain recreational uses in New Braunfels,’” he said. “I really don’t know if it is or not “
The New Braunfels businessman said he talked to San Antonio council members and San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros to persuade them to reduce the city’s water usage “They say, ’We can’t go backwards,’ “ Hollmig said. “U they were to reduce their withdrawals, that would mean they’re going to have to go out and look for water right now. That would mean the people of San Antonio would have to get up in the morning and go out looking for water.’’
The committee is charged with developing recommendations for legislation regulating water use in Central Texas. Water district officials formed the Joint committee following the completion of a study,
Northcliffe area shocked after shooting death
By DAVID MAY and JOHN KASTNER Staff Writers
The truck of the man fatally shot Wednesday afternoon as he walked through the front door of his Nor thcliffe subdivision residence was recovered Thursday night on San An tonio's northside The 1987 Dodge pick up belonging to Kenneth Carroll. 25. in which the gunman fled, was recovered by San Antonio police in the HOU block of Vance Jackson near an apartment complex
Guadalupe County Sheriff Melvin Harborth disputed reports that Car roll had been shot with his own gun saying investigators are awaiting the findings of Travis County medical ex aminers to determine the type and caliber of weapon used in the murder
Carroll had arrived at his residence at 3526 Turnabout Loop around 2 45 p rn Wednesday and was shot in the head by an intruder who apparently was in the process of burglarizing the house The suspect described only as a black male with a large build, fled in Carroll's truck Carroll's wife, Susie. 24 had arris ed at the house only moments before, but had gone to the back of house as her husband arrived According to in vestigators the woman ran to the front after hearing a shot to see the suspect leaving and her husband Is mg in the doorway Investigator Laverne Task went to San Antonio today to inspect the truck and talk to residents at the apartment complex where the vein cie w as abandoned
Harborth said the woman reinacted the chain of events for in vestigators. though the sheriff said little light w as shed on the incident Today, friends and neighbors iii the subdivision located along Interstate 35 between New Braunfels and Schertz remain somber, shocked. speechless and in fear while some expressed disbelief that their call for crime prevention programs in the subdivision have gone unanswered "We have have presented plans to the various law enforcement agen cies in Guadalupe County that call for a crime prevention or neighborhood watch program and our requests have gone overlooked.’’ said Northcliffe resident Nancy Grooves
Following the latest incident, many in the subdivision have related tales
about criminal activity in recent months
One couple. Harold and Louise Kemm who live three blocks away from the Carroll residence, recalled an incident six months ago in which a hooded gunman forced his way into the Kemms house bound the woman w ith tape then forced the husband to withdraw money from the Cibolo Bank before releasing the woman unharmed and fleeing in the victim’s car
Another resident asks. “How do we as parents feel when there is no one out there to protect our homes and family Right now you've got a guy like the one who shot <Carroll) running wild out there What assurance do we have ’''
Schertz Police Department spokesman Frank Russell said that once a call is received in Seguin by the sheriffs office response time to the subdivision could be as long as 20 to 25 minutes
“Most of the calls that Cibolo receive are handled through the sheriff s office Hie biggest factor there is the time element." Russell said
The biggest problem we have right now in handling protection in that area is due lo the fact that we don't have enough paid men on the force to offer the needed protection there " said a spokesman with the Cibolo police department who asked not to be identified.
Another resident in the subdivision Robert Drake recently moved here from New y ork said Cibolo jjolice often are called in reference to sucpicious characters in the area and that many times a unit never responds And if a unit did it was from Seguin and. you guessed it. it was too late Drake said
Mrs Bill Jackson said many residents in th** subdivision feel the neighborhood lias become beseiged by criminals “If you can t even go outside your residence after dark and you know there is no police protection out there, then I believe it's time to move.'' she said
The woman s husband followed her statement saying “You invest thousands of dollars on window and door liars and when you leave your
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Arthur Darling of First Federal Savings & Loan Association in New Braunfels, right, presents a $500 check to Mike Downing, coach of the New Braunfels Blue Thunder select soccer club. The money will pay for building new bleachers at the city owned HEB soccer complex. Coach Bill Steagall and the Blue Thunder team members sit on the bleachers. New Braunfels soccer began in the 1970s and has grown to include more than 1,400 kids ages four through 19 competing in league play. Blue Thunder is the elite of New Braunfels’ non scholastic soccer community comprising 15 members selected from several hundred possible candidates. For more on New Braunfels soccer, see Tim Waits’ story on Page 10A in today’s Henld-Zdtung.