New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texet
January 7,1987 25 Cents
Two Sections, 20 Pages
ComFund still has a short ways lo to to reach Its 1966-87 goal of v
9190,000, but they're confident and — so are we The total pledged as of ■
this morning Is 9112,943. ComFund Is a local drive to raise augmenting funds for more than ao human and p,"5
social service agencies throughout k||L/ 'T \
Gomel County and New Braunfels.... (jEnlm* VT' /
Soil Conservation Service In New f <+
Braunfels later this year will spon- H. H t
sot a poster and essay contest for wf
ares youth. The Idee la to garner In*
tenet In soil conservation. New I *
Braunfels Lions and Rotary dubs are co-sponsors of the contest In 'iwm*
Comal County. Might be something tV<El ^BSI to begin thinking about now before a} details are announced, young 1^—. ,
fanners and others. For more In* flH|\ formation about soil conservation and dffltUf events for 1967,
call 8CS at 92&-MU or go by tho SCS Juanita Ton sui, 66, of Pearsall was taken to offices at SM Lands st., Room C, in McKenna Memorial Hospital after this 1982 teautiful NB— Chevrolet in which she was riding struck a
Coining soon. a chance to tau the plckup truck 00 FM 306 near longhorn In HenUd-Zettvng staff what you. our dustrial Drive shortly after 9 a.rn today, leadership, want or don't want In R (chard Lewis was southbound on FM 306 in your hometown newspaper. This his Toyota pickup when he slowed for a car ttmt our survey will be directed at the general readership and will con-
ilssp. N BISD trustees reject
sports coverage, etc. Please be ■ ■ • rn m
~*sE£ public forum concept
publish vehicle wreck pie*
££SSTrustees want to avoid 'questions we can't answer'
want your opinions about what we do. After 194 years, you might think san ah duke we’d know. But people changs and so do communities, so we're going
to oak Md. tactfully. reedy,.... Itontow. o( th. N« Br.imM.to
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OBITUARIKS SA ***** we’ve been doing opens
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OPINION*................4A frustration In a very
SPORTS...............MIA manner." sold Don Bedford. NBI8D
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turning in the lane in front of him. Ho lost control of his vehicle on the rain-slick road and spun around into the oncoming lane. Arnotto Tonsui struck the rear of the Toyota as it entered the northbound lane. New Braunfels Police officials did not cite either driver for being at fault.
"I think that a matting Mkt this ought to bo vory carefully planned. I'm not interested in serving on this hoard if wa turn it into something like the city council where people can go down there end mouth
Don Bedford NBISD trustee
this ought to bo vory carsfuUy planned ... I’m not going to be interested In serving on this board lf we turn It Into something like tho city council whore people can go dows those and mouth off and give tho newspaper iHTttfhf ffg to "rite about."
Charlo* Bradbury. NBISD superintendent presented a propoi-od changs In board policy which would allow citiseas to spook for five
personnel matters. Currently, cttiians may addnms OM hoard during meetings only lf they ars discussing an item on the hoopP* agenda or a portion of tho MMtfag has designated for their dtesassten.
NBISD board th* "free for allo’' that Naw Braunfels City Caunch mootings sometimes ars. Ha saki tho council mootings tend to g* out of control became of tho statements modo by cations attending tho amenage-To bo ptoeod aa too NBISD boort ot toto Unto, a OUM. moot
"I think it's important that portvnHy to axpraos manual vat wa know wa ha va a right ow not vos, (Ht mottos as foot bettor."
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an optima whan ax pro*!
Crime increases 27 percent for ’86
Assault, burglary offenses top list
By OAVID MAY Staff Writer
Assault and burglary Incidents reported to New Braunfels police In 1966 showed significant Increases compared to the previous year and overall criminal activity in the city was up 27 percent.
There were a total of 2,237 criminal Incidents Investigated by police last year grouped in eight catagories. Assaults were up 53 percent In 1966 with 305 Incidents reported. A total of 536 burglaries were reported by citizens last year compared to 394 cases in 1965.
Police public Information Officer Martin Mayer said that burglaries and burglaries of motor vehicles are the biggest impact crimes in the community because of their monetary losses annually to residents. He said that neighborhood crime watch programs initiated In 1966 and the proposed formation of a local crime commission could help gradually decrease those types of crimes
“The numbers are mind boggling," Mayer said. "Monetary losses monthly in motor vehicle burglaries alone ranged anywhere from 68.000 to 922.000."
Police responded to a total of 15.823 calls for service which was up from 15.601 calls in 1965 for an increase of one percent.
Two homicides were Investigated by police in 1966 The previous year saw only one such Incident. Juan Salinas III. 37, was found dead In his car June 21 In Cypress Bend Park with a gunshot wound to his left
"Even more police cars and patrolmen do not cut crime. That's been proven."
Officer Martin Mayer NB Police Department
shoulder. In the second case, ten-month-old Justin Thomas Erben died Nov. 12 as the result of injuries to the head and abdomen Both cases were cleared by arrests.
Robbery and larceny reports were up 22 percent in 1986 Police responded to 33 robbery calls and 1,266 larceny incidents, which Include burglaries of motor vehicles.
Two crime catagories were down in activity in 1966. Motor vehicle thefts cases totaled 71, down 13 percent. while only one forced rape Incident was investigated by police compared to three such cases the previous year Traffic accidents were down though fatalities increased. 993 accidents were reported compared to 1.006 the previous year. Only one person died on New Braunfels streets in 1965 while two were killed last year Police placed 1,769 people under arrest as well as 98 Juveniles. 1985 totals show arrest totals of 1,724 plus 76 Juveniles While Mayer noted that even while total crime watch programs in force around the city would not cut out
Sa* CR IME, PaeeZA
NB parks board wants 'user fees' at Cypress Bend
make a request to the superintendent In writing at teas! five working days before the regularly scheduled meeting. The person wishing to be on the agsnda must pvt their name, address and explain tho subject matter to bt dJacuied. According to board policy, "complaints and concents for which otter resolution procedures ore provided shul be directed through thoao chamois."
Bradberry said la prepared the proposal for an open forum at the board’s request. Only one board member at Tuesday's masting spoke ta favor of the change ta policy. Trustee Jean Wail said ate teals people living withis the district need to know that they have access to their school bourd. Trustees Aguinaldo Zamora aud Robert Clarke were not proaont at Tuesdays meeting.
"I know that whin this comes up ta front of the boar* I’m going to vote tor It, because I think Ifs Important that poop!* have an opportunity to
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Although many details remain to be ironed out it is certain that New Braunfels' Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will recommend to City Council next month an ordinance calling for the implementation of a "user foe" for Cypress Band Park.
The term "user fee" has become papular in city government over the past few months as s way for people using certain city owned facilities to pay for their operation ta light of recent budget cuts.
Tho park, used as an exit for hotting and floating concessionaires along the Guadalupe River, is worn out from excessive use according to Board Chairman Carl Fox and a tea would help create revenues to maintain and Improve the facility The questions are whetter to charge concessionaires a Bat monthly foe or per person coming out of tho river and. lf tho latter, how much the fee should be Tho board questioned tho fairness of a flat fee when considering size of a concession operating along the river. Discussion of a per teed tee. anywhere from 29 cents to one dollar. also mat with byth discussion. A charge of one dollar per parson es* king the river at the part could create nearly 66,000 a year ta extra funds during the twelve to fifteen months of peek activity, according to tho board.
"Nobody likes to aet too* go up," Fox said. who Is ta favor of the one dollar par person too. "I •i* asking
"Raising $2,000 to $3,000 would not be worth it. lf we can't get a dollar# I suggest we don't even do the program."
Jeff Van Kloof Parks board member
would be more in favor of a 50-cant fee while Walls suggested a 25-cent fee or a monthly flat rate.
Fox and board member Jeff VanKleef said that those figures were too low and would not generate enough revenues to Justify enacting such an ordinance "Raising 92,000 to 63,000 would not be worth it. If we can’t got 61.1 suggest we don't even do the program." Fox echoed those comments saying that he felt e ll toe was not asking for too much. "When you charas you don't get fewer people, you get more quality people," he
tor en extra tor rer notion received from what has tem a fret resource that tho city Is paying tor (tteexa)-"
Parks Director David Whatley said that, ta light of a ttpa city budget, tho pelts department will eel ho receiving any addtttetel Mateo ta the
have now are all the going to have, "he told I Concessions My tor roll Tike the tow. Howard
Spandau asked that tho board hew the proposal as *lmple es passible to ovoid "headaches". He olio aahed the board not to make a proposal that would hurt or discourage tourists.
Tho postabuay that pmt concessionaires would have their customers extt et privately owned axite was brought up os a possibility should a per person tee be implemented. Fax
Joan Wars ISO frusta*
ane natty wails, operator et ti tee lo MRi. RpmdTatedttiat
totem of wearing out tho roads ta tho peril ae well es the later md meta tataance problems. VanKleef catted that a "catch-22” situation.
The beard hopes to gather more tattoo pelt as an axM point before making their rocoBMnondotton to council. Tho board meets the first Tuesday of every month.
Pelts Director David Whatley ated that if the board wtates to have toe tee In affect by Baiter, en erdteenee MMI ^ ternate*
he can be atepNd tad* atty soda.