New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 16, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
State lawmaker proposes cutting sales taxes
AUSTIN (AP) — A key lawmaker says he is confident his proposed constitutional amendments — that would force the state to give up some taxes if lawmakers ever approve personal or corporate income taxes
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Gramm backs plan to recover S&L funds
AUSTIN (AP) — Sen. Phil Gramm says those who broke the law in the savings and loan scandal should be tracked down and punished. And that’s one of the good things about President Bush’s plan for cleaning up the mess, the Texas Republican said.
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Vol. 137, No. 69
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144ThursdayFebruary 16, 198925 Cents One Section, 10 Pages
Grand jury indicts trio on drug charges
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A local business owner and his son and daughter were indicted Wednesday by a Comal County grand jury on three charges each of aggravated possession of methamphetamines, cocaine and heroin.
Leonardo Hernandez Jr., 42, owner of Leo’s Lounge, and his son, Leonardo Hernandez III, 22, and daughter, Yvette Hernandez Rodriguez, 23, all
of 1764 Lee St., were arrested Dec. 14 in an Alamo Arca Narcotics Task Force drug raid. That raid yielded the arrest of 14 New Braunfels residents — including seven drug dealers — and cash and drugs totalling more than $19,000.
A warrant for Hernandez Jr. was issued by a Comal County grand jury Nov. 1988 by sealed indictment on a delivery of a controlled substance charge. He was later arrested in
Seguin Jan. 13 and charged with delivery of a kilogram of cocaine at the Kettle Restaurant on Texas 46.
Other indictments Wednesday include:
• Toribo Guerra, 25, 935 Interstate 35, four charges of sexual assault and one burglary charge.
• Mario Aleman, 18, 2342 W. San Antonio St., and Mike Quintanilla,
See INDICTMENTS, Page 2
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be near 45 and lows near 37. automobdes local law enforcers have
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HOROSCOPE................................6 Wayne Hoherz.
KALEIDOSCOPE...........................5 “ii was partially stripped of radio
SCRAPBOOK................................4 and speakers,” he said.
SPORTS......................................7-8 “I feel like the guys arc doing good
TV LISTINGS.................................6 work recovering ... vehicles,” Hoherz
Deputies are noticing the stolen vehicles as they keep an eye out for other crimes, he said. ‘‘We’re cspe-
cially being very alert with some of these burglaries around the lake arca.”
Deputies recovered a 1987 two-d(K)r Pontiac on Hubcrtus Road Feb. 11, which had been stripped of parts.
“The vehicle is lacking the front scat, radio, battery and all four wheels and the steering column,” said Hoherz, adding a license plate check revealed the car belonged to a Maryland man, but was stolen in San Antonio.
‘‘If (a vehicle) looks like it is abandoned, nobody around and it’s unusual circumstances (the deputies) run it and if they get a hit on the computer then they pick it up.”
See AUTOS, Page 2A
Downtown program gets boost with contributions
The Comal County Sportsman Association will host another fish fry Friday night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sportsman Hall on Kowald Lane. Large plates are $4 and small plates arc $3. The public is invited to the group’s fish fries....
The New Braunfels Chapter #1823 of the American Association of Retired Persons is sponsoring a Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program through the Health Advocacy Program. The chapter will provide free assistance for senior citizens with their forms each Thursday afternoon from I to 5 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 142 Comal. Trained personnel will assist with the forms; for more information, call 629-1161....
The AARP also will be conducting a Self Help Tax Training Course at the Dittlinger Memorial Library from 2 to 5 p.iti. Feb. 18. An audio-visual film on how to prepare the IRS Forms 1040EZ and I (MOA will be shown and Tax Aide volunteers will be available to assist individuals in preparing these tax forms. Those attending should bring last year’s tax return and all tax-related materials. For more information, call Yale Kalmans at 625-KXM or Lcs Thom at 629-4711....
Persons who would like to be a volunteer for the local chapter of the American Red Cross are urged to attend a volunteer orientation Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the Garza Street Classroom (across the street from McKenna’s main entrance). For more information, call the volunteer desk at the hospital during the day — 625-9111, or after 5:30 p.m., call Jimmy Allen at 625-3260 or Beverly Trollinger al 629-2878....
Tonight is the information and planning meeting for the Smithson Valley High School Project Graduation. The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. in die high school library and all students and parents willing to help with the party are invited.
For more information on the
See STAMMTISCH, Page 2
Genetic testing solving crimes
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A serial killer has murdered his 10th victim during a four-year span and police arc struggling for clues and any shred of evidence to solve the case — there’s nothing.
But, a blood-stained shirt, which is four years old, breaks the case
because of a scientific breakthrough using DNA molecules.
“From everything I’ve seen this is going lo be quite a wonderful technique for (solving) particular types of cases,” said Comal County District Attorney Bill Reinter.
See TESTING, Page 2
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
A campaign to raise funds to revitalize downtown New Braunfels received another boost Wednesday.
Members of the Downtown Association donated $2,(XX) to lite city for a downtown revitalization program which includes hiring a downtown coordinator.
City Council Jan. 23 unanimously voted to begin a downtown revitalization effort. The city is providing 75 percent of the funds to hire the coordinator with the remaining 25 percent coming from the private sector, which includes organizations such as the Downtown Association.
“The Downtown Association felt they should uke the leadership role,” Marian Benson, president of the association said before giving the funds to City Manager Paul Grohman. She said the purpose of die association is to preserve and enhance economic prosperity in downtown and protect the character of downtown.
“This coordinator position is something we need,” Benson said. “We appreciate the fact that the city is supporting us.”
When council voted to support the program, it allowed 120 days for the private sector funds to be raised. Following council action downtown supports including Council Member James Goodbrcad, Texas Commerce Bank President Bob Smith, downtown businessman Carroll Hoffmann, and Benson began approaching financial institutions, individuals, service organizations, and downtown businesses for donations. More than 50 percent of the private sector funds have been raised.
“The response has been enthusiastic,” Benson said.
The money donated by die Downtown Association came out of the association’s advertising budget which conics directly from members’ dues.
“This docs not uke the place of individual contribu-
See DOWNTOWN, Page 2
City reassigns jobs hires new assistant
Several realignments have been made in the City of New Braunfels Public Works Department.
In addition to his normal duties, Assistant City Manager Hector Tamayo has been placed over sanitation and motor pool areas while City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski’s activities now include handling streets and drainage programs, in addition to his engineering duties.
The city recently hired Don Jackson to work under Tamayo to coordinate activities in the motor pool and sanitation areas.
City Manager Paul Grohman said Jackson has prior experience in large fleet maintance and worked with Comal Independent School District on special bond projects as well as having management experience.
Efrain Cardenas is handling street crews under Dobrowolski.
“Prior to this time Mr. Cardenas handled about half our crews and we’re simply realigning,” said City Manager Paul Grohman “Both crews will work under his jurisdiction
See CITY,Page 2
Public works crews finishing clean-up
Arlene and Alfred Jarchow of Cedar Falls, Iowa, were honored during Wednesday evening’s Winter Visitors Wine and Cheese Reception sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. The Wurstfest Association, represented by Gloria Sohn, left, wife of Wurstfest President Bob Sohn, presented the Jarchows with two bottles of wine for coming to New Braunfels for more years (19) than anyone else at the reception. Mr. and Mrs. Jarchow
began coming to New Braunfels each March and after he retired from John Deere in 1979, they started spending five months each year here and have stayed in the same apartment at Landa Resorts for the past nine years. They must have spread the work back home because 20 couples from Cedar Falls are now winter visitors here. Hundreds of winter visitors took part in the reception at the Civic Center. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Street sweepers have been hitting New Braunfels thoroughfares to clean up de-icing materials put down during recent inclement weather. The sweepers will be seen more often as the city prepares to begin regular routes for the machines.
City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski said cleaning up the sand and gravel spread on major roads, intersections, and hilly areas is a multiple phase operation because the materials were first swept to the side of the road out
of the traffic, then picked up from areas where there are curbs. Where there are no curbs, the material was swept to the side where it will become part of the shoulder.
Dobrowolski said the winter storm cost the City of New Braunfels approximately SI3,(XX) because of man hours, supplies and equipment necessary to prepare the roads and then clean up the material.
See STREETS, Page 2
Bankina on it
Senior Wade Ikels, assisted by Al Ruiz of the South Texas Regional Blood Bank, was among the students at Canyon High School who did their part to collect blood for the blood bank this week. The Bloodmobile was at the school for the seventh annual drive sponsored by the Canyon High School Student Council. “There is no shortage of giving here,” said student council co-sponsor Kathy Simmons as she gave blood. “Canyon High School Stu
dent Council sponsors this in a community-minded spirit to help in the never-ending effort for blood." A South Texas Blood Bank spokesman said donations to the bank were down. She attributed the decrease to recent cold weather which caused numerous blood drives to be cancelled. Simmons co-sponsors Canyon High Student Council with Betty Kyle. (Photo by Deryl Clark)