New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Texas Rangers preview, Page 9 / Scrapbook photographs, Page 6
New Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 134, No. 34
25 Cents February 19,1987
One Section, 14 Pages
The Bulverde-Spring Branch Emergency Medical Service will hold its annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the EMS building on U S 281 at Texas 46.
One of the big things they'll do then is elect officers for the coming year, including two three-year terms and one one-year Slate comprises Patrick Aguilar. Susi Boss, Michelle Longo-Book. Viki Mincemoyer and Philip Sparks Membership must be current for 1987 to allow you to vote, which can be accomplished by paying dues before the voting begins. The public is invited and anyone who wants to know more about a first-rate rural EMS organization should attend ...
New Braunfels' pavement pounders, meaning our city's Running Club, came home from Seguing Valentine's Day 10K race last week with the following good stuff: Meredith Patterson (39:16), 1st overall in women's division, Joan Wissmiller (48:01) 1st in the so year-old and older division >, Fernando Guiterrez (36:24), 1st in the 40 and older category >; Lee Brandt (40:03), 3rd in the 40 and older, along with consistently fine hoofers Court Thieleman (37:07), Ray Koehn (39:39), Loddie Roeder (40:48), David Smith (41 40) and Bill Holden (42:33). These and other runners will gather almost every weekend to participate in events across the state. If you are nterested in learning more about running and the New Braunfels Running Club is your speed, contact the fleet-footed President Keith Maxwell at 625-9774....
More kudos for our resident psychiatrist and friend. Dr John I Walker, who commits Emotions every Sunday in this newspaper. Newspapers being what they are. it's fortunate Dr. Walker is available in our columns for our own sake as well as for our readers But Harold Baettteker of New Braunfels writes to say Dr.
Walker’s advice column is one of the best features of our periodical, comparable to the works of “Emmett Fox, J. Sig Paulsen. Charles Fillmore and H Emile Cady " Distinguished company, that, in case you didn’t know and don't read in such illustrious circles. But if you do, you know to read Walker's stuff. After a tough week of newspaper-ing. some of us sure do....
Texas Agricultural Extension Service and Coldwell Banker Tillman k Tillman Realty will sponsor a seminar on how to go about buying a home from 7 to 9 p m. Tuesday, Feb 24, in Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s Honors Hall. Unlike buying a home, admission to the seminar doesn’t cost anything but two hours of your time. You can call 629-5959 or 625-9178 to register early. It’s a buyer’s market out there, prospective homebuyers. so sharpen your edge if you're in the market ...
The South Texas Organization of Polio Survivors will meet this Sunday at 2 p m. in Encino Park Community Center, which is located at 1923 Encino Rio. which is about two miles north of Loop 1604 on U.S. 281 North. San Pedro Officers will be elected for this organization that supports polio victims who continue to face the effects of their disease. For more information, call Martha Clayton at (512) 225-6833....
Relative charged with man's death
By DAVID MAY Staff Writer
The brother-in-law of Kenneth Carroll, gunned down in the doorway of his Northcliffe residence last week, was arrested Wednesday night in San Antonio and charged with the man’s murder.
John L. Guilliams. 22. is in Guadalupe County jail on one count of first degree murder Bond was set at $100,000 bond Guilliams, address unknown, is the brother of Carroll's wife Susie
Guilliams was apprehended Wednesday evening by officers with the Repeat Offenders Program in San Antonio at the residence of another relative, located in the 500 block of Cibolo Street on the city’s Westside
Authorities had originally thought the couple, returning home on the afternoon of Feb ll, surprised an intruder burglarizing the residence
Kenneth Carroll, 26. had been shot once in the face by a 410-gauge shotgun and then stabbed once in the neck, according to a report from the
Bexar County Medical Examiner’s office.
The man's wife, who reportedly arrived at the residence onl\ moments before her husband and had gone to the rear of the house, said she heard the shot and ran inside the house to see her husband lying on the floor and a black male suspect fleeing the scene in the couple's pick-up.
“The statements that were originally given ended up hampering us in our investigation." Guadalupe County Sheriff Melvin Harborth said this morning “There were a number of small things that didn't stack up and the woman's story changed after questioning her a couple of times," Harborth said “I feel fortunate that our investigators put the time into their work that they did and feel we have a real good case ”
Investigators have been unable to recover the shotgun believed used in the homicide The couple s pick-up. found the next day in San Antonio, has been checked for fingerprints
See NORTHCLIFFE. Page 2
Sheriff’s deputies arrest assailant in S A
By DAVID MAY and SARAH DUKE Staff Writers
The man erroneously released last Friday by Comal County jail officials was reapprehended yesterday in San Antonio by sheriff’s deputies after an informant provided information on the man s whereabouts
Back in custody and awaiting transfer to Texas Department of Corrections is Edmund Gacconet, 33. Gacconet had his parole revoked on an earlier felony charge of burglary following his misdemeanor conviction of assault after allegedly breaking the stock of a 22 caliber rifle over his female housemate s head
Ll Kent Newman of the Comal
County Sheriffs Department said Comal County officers arrested Gacconet about 2pm Wednesday at an Alcoholics Allonomous building in San Antonio “We had a call from San Antonio, a tip that he was in the area." Newman said Newman said Deputy Mike Gumpp and Deputy Mike Richardson were “put on this case and alerted to pay attention to it.” Gacconet was arrested without incident, he said Newman said the officers went to San Antonio Wednesday because they had reason to believe Gacconet was there “People had been in contact with him," he added “It was reported to us that he was
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Youth excels with his racket
A cult or just cruelty?!
Bv TIM WAITS Stall Writer
From Zimbabwe to Newk’z Tennis Ranch. 17-year-old Byron Black hat blossomed into one of the top junior tennis players in the country.
It would seem as if Black’s ascension to the elite in his field has not been too long in the making; however, it has been 14 years of perseverance and perspiration.
"I’ve always played and practiced every day since I was 3," said Mack. "At least a couple of hours."
His father Donald began tutoring Black beginning when he could both run and carry a tennis racket at the same time. He didn’t
£a bad teacher, considering his father competed at iedoninl963.
All the dedication has paid off. Mack is expected to be ranked in the top IO of the international Tennis Federation later this year and finished last year at number 32.
Colleges from all over the country are clamoring for Mack’s services, including Southern Methodist, the University of Texas and the University of Southern California. Little wonder, since next month Mack will participate in the Davis Cpp championships and later on in tho year at the French Open. Wimbledon, and the U S. Open.
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Comal County Animal Control Warden Olen Elliott displays one of
several sick and neglected cats found 'n a rural homestead near Bulverde Wednesday.
Officials at the scene of what appears to be a den of animal cruelty say they have never seen anything like it. Cats, a dog and a horse were allowed to starve and live among large rats. Rotting feces/ crushed cages and a tale of mysterious women in strange makeup mark this story that has left in* vestigators wondering in virtual disbelief.
Deputy Milton Wittmann said the animals that are too sick to survive the ordeal will be destroyed.
“This is something I’ve never seen before." Wittmann said while looking through the sheds outside of the building More traps were found in the sheds, but officials will investigate this afternoon Willmann and Elliott were acting on a search warrant issued Wednesday afternoon Sheriff's officials are searching for Robert Giese. the owner of the property.
Elliott said the house's tenant has not been seen near the property for months Willmann said he plans to
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By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
Comal County officials have discovered eight cats, some near death, in roughly made cages inside a home crowded with debris northwest of Bulverde this morning. The rat-infested home also appears to have been used for some sort of cult activity, and officials said most of the animals found will have to be destroyed.
A dog found on the site appears to have subsisted by eating rodents he caught in the residence. A horse in poor health also was found on the property
Olen Elliott, the county's animal control officer, saved six cats from their traps and plans to continue the March for more cats in piles of newspapers and trash littering the abandoned home.
"I don't see how anyone could do something like this to an animal. I’ve Men some weird things, but I’ve
never seen anything like this," Elliott said as he picked his way through piles of debris.
Outside the bouse, at least IO cats roamed the cluttered yard and junk pile One cat was trapped In an abandoned station wagon with crates tied over the windows Elliott said apparently the animals had not been fed for weeks
Elliott could not reach all of the cats trapped in the house because of piles of newspapers. He said he expects to find more trapped under the debris in the house filled with the stench of rat droppings
A hone was found in a pen behind the house Elliott said the hone appeared to have suffered neglect The hone’s hooves had not been trimmed for about two months, said volunteer Mark Crowe.
A dog was trapped Inside the houM that was also overrun by rats. Elliott loaded the dog, IO cats and the hone lido traps and took them to the Creek View Veterinary Clinic. Sheriff's
Restaurant owners declare Chapter 11
It’s business as usual at Rosita's two local Mexican foods restaurants even though owners Roy and Mary Alice Hernandez have filed for protection under Chapter ll of the federal bankruptcy laws.
"We’re filing for time to reorganise things." said Mary Alice Hernandez this morning. A petition was filed In San Antonio Bankruptcy Court on Fob. 5 by a Houston lawyer. A court clerk said notice will ba Mitt to Rosita’s creditors for a (int meeting
"I don't have any information as of yet." said Mary Alice. "Everything Kays the same ... the doors will be
open. We are not planning to Mil and we don’t want to cIom the doors."
Rosita's opened ll years ago at 124 US ii E Last year, the restaurant expanded. "That’s when we came Into complications," Mary Alice said, explaining that the restaurant’s floor space more than doubled with the move.
"We had picked up a lot of business when we opened the new one, but it's KIU not enough.” Kit said. "It needs to triple."
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