New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 17, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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A vote for Doggett
Senator apparently has nod over Krueger from local group
ByOYANNE FRY Staff writer
Aguinaldo Zamora was in Corpus Christi Friday morning, heading a delegation of New Braunfelsers ready to “spread the word" that local Mexican-Americans are supporting Lloyd Doggett for the United States Senate.
Jose Valdemar Espinoza, vice-president of the local Mexican American Democrats, was reportedly en route to Join the group. But other M.A.D. officers say Espinosa is speaking for himself, not the organization, in supporting Doggett over New Braunfels native Bob Krueger.
“I talked to Valdemar yesterday, and he said he was speaking as an individual, not as a representative of the Mexican American Democrats,'* said M.A.D. secretary Gloria Herrera.
M.A.D. won’t be making any official endorsements until after the state convention, which will be held next week in San Antonio. But Zamora said that a straw poll, taken at a Feb. 14 meeting of the local M.A.D., showed “overwhelming support" for Doggett on the basis of his voting record in the Texas Senate.
Krueger's press secretary, Robert Mead, is not so sure about that. The way he heard it, ap
proximately 25 of the local chapter’s 213 members voted in favor of Doggett that night. Mead doesn’t call that an overwhelming majority.
“I think the people of New Braunfels saw the amount of support Bob Krueger has in Comal County at the Civic Center (Feb. 6), when we had our campaign kick-off,’’ said Mead. “I think the people who support Doggett are trying to embarrass Bob Krueger in his own hometown. I think they’re trying to hoodwink the people of New Braunfels, and the people of San Antonio and Austin who have been subject to their press."
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Local woman dies when car hits truck
ByDYANNE FRY Staff writer
State highway troopers are still trying to determine the cause of a head-on collision that killed a New Braunfels woman in Bastrop County Thursday.
Norene Windham, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Texas 21. The crash occurred approximately two miles west
of the small Cedar Creek community and 14 miles west of Bastrop.
Trooper Ines Arriola says ‘all indications are that she crossed over the center line,” in her 1980 Audi, colliding almost head-on with a Traetor-trailer rig.
The truck was pulling a tank of powdered cement, its driver, 53-year-old Miguel Garcia of Austin, escaped without serious injury. But the tractor caught fire and ‘burned completely to the ground.” Arriola said.
The accident occurred at 4:15 a m. Windham, who lived at 288 W. Torrey, w as headed west toward San Marcos. Arriola said it appears that she crossed the center stripe of the two-lane highway, and collided left headlight to left headlight with the
“The tractor (driven saw her coming and tried to swerve, but he had a ravine to his right,” the trooper said. The result was a glancing blow. Both vehicles ended up on the same side of the road, some 300 feet apart. Windham's Audi went down into the ravine. Garcia’s truck “went through a couple of fences, and laid over on its side,” Arriola said.
The driver was penned in the cab, but managed to get out when the tractor caught fire, he added. Garcia may have been helped by some passing motorist, who saw the flames and stopped. The truck was owned by Quality Service of Buda.
“If there hadn't been a fire, the debris wouldn’t have been found until the next morning,” said Arriola.
He described the area as ““a lonely stretch of highway," and said it was possible that Windham had fallen asleep at the wheel. Investigation is still in progress.
Funeral arrangements for Windham are pending at Doep-penschmidt She is reportedly survived by several relatives in New Braunfels.The wall comes down
City officials are puzzling over how to repair a 35 foot section of retaining wall that fell into Landa Lake behind Wurst World some time last week Parks Director Court Thteleman said his workers spotted the damage on Feb IO, and that some other sections of the wall look as if they might go next The situation
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is complicated by an electric control line apparently the property of New Braunfels Utilities, which was unearthed in the fall Thieieman said he had "no idea how old the wall is but thinks it may go back to the days of the Civilian Con seriation CorpsWater, sewer rate increase taking shape
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
There were some strings attached to the federal funds New Braunfels Utilities secured last November for the current Kuehler Wastewater Treatment facility expansion.
For years, the Utilities’ water and sewer departments have operated in the red. The federal funds made it illegal for the electric department to subsidize the other two, and that means local water and sewer rates are going up.
At a workshop Thursday night, Utilities trustees looked al proposed rate increases based on eost-of-service and new customer classifications. The news wasn’t as bad as Mayor O.A “Skip” Stratemann Jr. anticipated.
“ When we last really discussed this, we were talking doubles to just break even," he said. “I find what’s been proposed here tonight a lot more comfortable.”
What was proposed was to go from two existing customer classifications for water rates (residential and commercial) to eight new categories, while sa customer classes were outlined for the sewer department. Rates corresponded to the cost-of-service, or revenue requirements, for each class.
For water, the proposal went like this: residential in-town, pi base cost, and 50 cents per 1,000 gallons above the 2,000 gallons uiciuded in the base cost; small general service in-town, $13 minimum, and 30 cents per 1,000 gallons above 2,000 gallons; interdepartmental, $77 base cost, and 30 cents per 1,000 gallons; industrial, $4,000 base and 30 cents; large general services, $200 and 50 cents.
Also, water rates for residential out-of-town and small general service out-of-town would be double the in4own rates for each of those classes. The remaining class — contract services — still needed revisions, General Manager Bob Sohn said.
To compare existing water rates, residential
See UTILITIES, Page UAInsideToday'* Weather
Fog settled over Canyon Lake and some parts of New Braunfels this morning. Visibility (reported to be down to a quarter-mile in Gruene and an Loop 337) improved, but clouds wore expected to remain through the day. accompanied by warm temperatures, high humidity, and winds from the southeast at 15-25 miles per hour and gusty A lake wind advisory is in effect. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, some possibly severe. Winds will be out of the south at 15-30 mph. The chance of storms will continue through Saturday morning, with skies storting to clear by afternoon and winds switching to the weld at 15-25 mph. Sunset today will be at 1:22 aum., and sunrise Saturday at 7:M ajn.Happy Ending
The Canyon Cougars brought an erratic season to a happy dose Thursday night, as they whipped playoff-bound Kerrville Ttvy 7543 et the Canyon gym. Sports. PagetA.SV,Sophomores
Sophomores Tiffany Beene and Shaly nn McCoy have stepped into the Rangerettes’ starting lineup and made major contributions to Smithson Valley’s drive to the playoffs, a drive that continues Saturday night with a bi-district meeting with Van Vleck. Sports. Fops AA
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Marines get orders; Gemayel scraps pact with Israel
BEIRUT, Lebanon AP. - President Amin Gemayel has agreed to scrap his security pact with Israel, as part of a Lebanese peace plan, Lebanon’s foreign minister said today. Gemayel’s foes answered the offer with rocket barrages against his Christian east Beirut enclave President Reagan, meanwhile, ordered U S Marines to begin pulling out of Beirut this weekend Before Foreign Minister EUe Salem announced Gemayel’s acceptance of the eight-point, Saudi-sponsored peace proposals, the Lebanese opposition had already rejected the plan lebanese army artillerymen defending the presidential palace in suburban Baabda were trading fire today with Druse
rocket crews in the nearby hills that overlook the U S Marine base at Beirut airport
Police said the artillery duels pitted lebanese army 155mm howitzer batteries in Christian villages around Gemayel’s government headquarters in suburban Baabda against rocket launchers manned by Druse in the nearby hills that overlook the U S Marine base at Beirut airport
Druse and Shute Moslem militias in two weeks have routed Gemayel’s shattered army from nearly ail of the central mountains, from the western half of the capital and from the crucial coastal highway south of Beirut. As a result. Gemayel has reportedly endorsed the Saudi peace plan, which would comply
with some of the rebels’ political demands Police said at least five civilians were killed and 13 wounded rn the artillery exchanges. Tile Voice of the Mountain radio station of the Druse said army bombardment of Druse strongholds around the town of Souk el-Gharb resumed after a brief lull at dawn The American base at Beirut International Airport, now virtually surrounded by the insurgents, was not affected by the fighting and Marines continued to transfer equipment onto nearby US warships while awaiting orders to move themselves A Marine spokesman, Capi Keith
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Jones handed 99-vear sentence
GEORGETOWN. Texas «AP) - Convicted ba by-killer Generic Jones is headed to prison for a 99-year sentence, but prosecutors are not done with the nurse who used a syringe as a weapon “Now it s acT two, scene one We’ve got another trial to go,” said Bexar County Assistant District Attorney Nick Rothe. referring to another charge against Ms Jones
Jurors oil Thursday set a 99-year prison term for Ms Jones in the Sept 17, 1982, death of Chelsea McClellan The 15-inonth-old girl died after two injections from the nurse at a Kerrville clime.
That's part of why I felt Gombo was so dangerous,” said juror Ann Bradley. ‘“She can fit into our medical institutions and so smoothly accomplish those deeds Prosecutors convinced jurors that the shots carried succinylcholinc, a muscle
paralyzing drug Ms. Jones next trial probably will involve a San Anlomo case in which she is charged with injuring a month-old boy in Medical Center Hospital Kolando Santos almost bled lo death after an injection of heparin, a biood-thinmng drug, according to prosec utors Kolando was a patient at the hospital's pediatric intensive care unit, where he was admitted rn January 1982 with pneumonia The San Antonio trial is set for Feb 27, but Bexar County District Attorney Sam Millsap said Thursday it probably would be postponed until the late spring Bexar County prosecutors are investigating a string of suspicious infant deaths at Medical Center from 1978 to early 1982, the period when Ms. Jones worked there.
The nurse, who cried when convicted
here Wednesday, also faces charges of injuring seven children, including Chelsea. at I>r Kathleen Holland’s Kerrville office Ms Jones only worked there thiee weeks Ms. Jones motive was a need to prove there were enough sick children to justify building a pediatric intensive care unit in Kerrville, prosecutors say Kerr County District Attorney Hon Sutton, who plans to assist the prosecution in the Santos case, said he has not decided whether the seven Kerr County charges would be tried "I've got to look at today's puiushment and decide whether it s worth the time and expense, * he said after the 99-year sentence was announced. “ That’s something that I’ll have to think about ’’
Jurors took only about an hour Thursday
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