New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
State goes to court to stop Florida citrus
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas state officials pitted against the U.S. Department of Agriculture today will try to convince a panel of federal appeals judges to impose a quarantine on Florida citrus entering the
stale See Page 8 A
Astros deal with Yanks
for pitcher Rick Rhoden *
The Houston Astros acquired right-handed pitcher Rick Rhoden from the New York Yankees Tuesday for three minor-league players. Going to New York are outfielder John Fishel and pitchers Pedro de Leon and Mike Hook. See Page 12A
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Almost any poultry, meat or meaty bones can serve as a starter, and any mix of favorite vegetables can add variety, color and pleasing texture.
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Vol. 137, No. 43
707 Lands St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
January 11, 1989
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Claims conspiracy against business
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Henrv lawsuit delayed
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chance for showers. The low
tonight will be 59 degrees. Thurs- A lawsuit filed against the City of New Braunfels in day will be cooler with 65 for the U.S. District Court by a local business has been delayed high. The low Thursday night will again.
be 44. Jury selection for a lawsuit filed against the city by
Inside: owners of Schlitterbahn and Landa Resort was postponed
CLASSIFIED............................5-7B Monday because Judge H.F. “Hippo” Garcia, who was to
COMICS.......................................4B hear the case, was hospitalized with bronchitis.
CROSSWORD........................3, 5A Jury selection has not been re-schcdulcd. The trial will
DEAR ABBY.............................10A he pushed back until the U.S. District Court docket has
room for a three-week trial.
Numerous former and current city officials, employees and other New Braunfels area residents had been called to testify.
Plaintiffs in the case are R.R. Henry, Gary Henry and Jeff Henry. The Henry family filed the federal suit against the city in 1984 alleging city officials and others conspired to put the family out of business through a campaign of misinformation and other tactics.
County changes schedule for commissioners meeting
There arc two Crossword Puzzles in today’s paper for your puzzling pleasure. Actually, the puzzle on Page 3A is the real puzzle for Wednesday. The puzzle on Page 5A is the puzzle that should have run Tuesday; it contains the answers to the puzzle that ran Sunday. Sorry for the mix-up....
Because of a heavy immunization schedule, the County Health Department has added two extra days per month for infant immunization. “We get a lot of infants and we want to improve our service,” said county health nurse Shel McWilliams. The health department will give immunizations to infants 12 months and younger on two Monday afternoons each month. Parents MUST call for an appointment for the Monday infant immunizations, McWilliams said.
“By doing this, we will have more time to help moms if they are having problems,” she said.
“On regular immunization days, we just can’t do that.” The health department issues immunizations each Wednesday from 9 to ll a.m. and I to 5 p.m. McWilliams said she hopes the extra infant immunization days will relieve the load of the heavy Wednesday activity.
The first infant immunization day will be Jan. 16 and you may make the mandatory appointment by calling 620-4495. By the way, McWilliams says she still has flu vaccine available and you can get that shot each Wednesday; no appointment necessary,.,.
The VFW Post 8800 in Slaterville will host its Hobo Dance Saturday from 9 p.m. to I a.m.
The Southbound Band will play country and western music and folks are asked to dress in hobo clothing. Prizes will be awarded to the three persons who are wearing the most authentic-appearing hobo garb. Food will be served beginning at 8 p.m. Bring a pie tin, spoon and coffee cup for servings of hobo stew, cornbread, and cof-
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Comal County Commissioners Monday agreed to change the Thursday meeting dates to Wednesdays to accommodate Precinct I Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans.
Evans, who serves on the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce state affairs committee, will be attending bi-monthly state chamber of
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commerce meetings during the legislative session in Austin.
Commissioners still will meet the second Monday of each month, according to state mandate.
Precinct 4 Conunissioner Clyde Jacobs was the only commissioner to oppose the switch.
Deadlines for submission of full
and complete information regarding items to be listed on agendas is 9 a.m. Friday for Wednesday’s meeting and 2 p.m. Thursday for Monday’s meeting.
Also Monday District Attorney Bill Reinter asked commissioners to
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Freshman Tiffany Friesenhan scored 16 of her game high 22 points in the second half as Smithson Valley rallied to defeat New Braunfels 65-62 on the opening night of the District 28-4A girls basketball race Friesenhahn said the constet was ‘the greatest game I've ever played in my life.' For a complete look at Tuesday s girls and boys basketball action, See Page 11A (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Barrera to speak at GGP luncheon
Former Judge of the 144th Judicial District Court of Bexar County, Roy Barrera Jr., will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 16 membership luncheon of the New Braunfels Republican Women.
Barrera was assistant criminal district attorney for Bexar County in 1976 and served as felony and misdemeanor prosecutor from 1976 to 1980. Gov. Clements appointed Barrera a state district judge in 1980 and he served in that post until 1986. His elected term as judge of the 144th Judicial District Court of Bexar County was from 1982 to 1986.
Barrera was the Republican nominee for Texas Attorney General in 1986 and is expected to try for that
position again. His father was appointed by former Gov. John Con-nally as Texas Secretary of State in 1968.
Barrera, who received his law degree in 1975, also was appointed vice chairman of the Governor’s Task Force on the Criminal Justice System by Gov. Clements in 1983 and National Correspondent to the United Nations in the field of Crime Prevention by President Reagan 1985-1990.
The public is invited to the free luncheon at the Civic Center, 380 S. Seguin, and guests arc asked to bring a salad or dessert. Meat will be provided. Hospitality begins at 11:30
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Roy Barrera Jr.
Kenan Ikels and Natalie Saunders model formal wear and a bridal
gown from Celebrations during Tuesday night’s Bridal Fair at the Civic Center. More than a dozen exhibitors displayed ideas and helped local brides-to-be and their families make important wedding decisions. Hosted by the New Braunfels Bridal Fair Association, the fair featured booths by Ascot Travel, Braunfels Studio, Celebrations, China-n-Things, Clear Springs Catering, Comal Flower Shop, Great Illusions Limo Co., Jim's Video, Langston House, Naegelin’s fakery, Newk's, Old Town Inn, Preparations, The Balloon Works, The Collection, Cadwell Banker Tillman & Tillman Realty amd Vollbrechts Pharmacy.
Citizens question cable rate hike
New Braunfels Cable Communications customers are paying $2.05 more for cable service each month and have two additional channels.
Some New Braunfels residents Monday night questioned City Council about the rate increase. The 1984 Cable Act took away a city’s right to set cable rales, so council was not able to take action regarding the rate increase.
Basic cable rates increased from $10.45 to $12.50 as of Jan. I, “We’re not out of line,” said Mark Morrison, manager of New Braunfels Cable Communications Tuesday, explaining rates for cable service in area towns are much higher. “We haven’t had any written complaints."
Basic cable service is $14.25 in Kerrville, $14.45 in Schertz, and $16.95 in Round Rock. Morrison said cable rates in New Braunfels increased by 65 cents last year with no new services.
New Braunfels Cable Communications customers now
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Crime program offers rewards
Crime Stoppers is asking for help this week in solving the Crime of the Week involving a suspect who worked hard to drive a car off Wendell and Son’s Used Car lot.
Between the hours of 6:45 p.m. Dec. 29 and 8 a.m. Dec. 30, a 1974 yellow Ford Mustang was taken from the lot at 1095 U.S. 81 E.
The suspect worked hard at getting the Mustang because two vehicles had to be moved in order to remove the vehicle from the parking space. The license plate on the vehicle was removed and left behind.
Earlier Dec. 29 at approximately 6 p.m. a suspect went to the car lot and asked to test drive the Mustang. He took the vehicle and returned it. This suspect may be responsible for removing the vehicle from the lot that night.
The perpetrator has been described as a black male
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City task force confronts Freshman phenom neighborhood problems
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman believes a task force he organized to address problems of sub-standard structures, weedy lots, and other potential fire and health hazards is working.
Grohman said the task force, which he organized after requests from the Mill Street Area Association to confront problems, did an outstanding job of addressing the Mill Street area’s needs.
“The task force, along with neighborhood involvement, improved the overall appearance of
the neighborhood as well as alleviated many health and safety problems previously endured by the area,” Grohman said. “We are a helping hand, but with this help, neighborhoods can be changed positively.”
The task force issued more than 300 citations for non-compliance with city ordinances. Grohman said the clean-up which followed the violations apparently prompted others to improve their properties as well. “It is a matter of caring, of demonstrating the willingness to work cooperatively,” he said.
The task force now is working on violations throughout New Braunfels. “We will address obvious problems, as well as review complaints from citizens,” Grohman said. ‘The task force’s good work go hand in band with what the Safe City Commission and our police department are trying to accomplish by bringing neighborhoods together and curtail low-level crime,” he said.
The task force will survey the city on a regular basis. The number of citations issued for violations may decrease because many the current cases are approaching their court dates.