New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
War likely would begin with air bombardment
WASHINGTON (AP) — lf President Bush unleashes U.S. firc|X>wer in the Persian Gulf, Ute first blows against Iraq probably will lie inflicted by U.S. stealth l ighters and strike planes that can drop a million pou lids of explosives a day.
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Speaker: 50-50 chance tax increase needed
AUSTIN (AP) — A state property tax is the answer to court demands for fair school funding, said House Speaker Gib Lewis, who gave 50-50 (Kids that Texas taxes will be raised this legislative session to meet a budget shortfall.
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Added experience lifts Unicorns* hopes
The New Braunfels Unicorn soccer team showed its lack of experience at times last year, but the 1991 squad — with eight returning starters — promises to stay on a more even keel.
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sunshine today that is expected to continue durough the weekend.
Today’s high should rise into the 60s with tonight’s low dropping into the 30s. Weekend temps, under sunny skies, should stay in the 60s and 30s.
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Any food- or beverage-related business that is interested in learning more about participating in the third annual Tastes of the Town benefit for the New Braunfels Children's Museum is invited to all Carolyn at 620-0939....
On stage at New Braunfels High School Jan. 18-21 will be The Utile Mermaid The play, directed by instructor Kathy Hill and performed by students in die Drama ll class, will serve as a fundraiser for the groups trip to UIL One-Act Play competition. Performances will be at 9 p.m.
Jan. 18, IO am. Jan. 19, 2 pm. Jan. 20 and 7 pm. Jan. 21. Tickets, available at the door, will be S3 for adults, $2 for students and $1 for children under 6....
A colline that accompanied the Christmas tree shredding picture in Wednesday’s Herald Zeilung should have suited 1,267 trees have been shredded to date compared to the 907 trees shredded last year, an increase of 360 trees. The program is continuing at Landa Park ...
Registration for new and returning students for the spring 1991 semester at Texas Lutheran College will be held Monday. New students must have been granted admission to the college prior to registration. Classes for the 1991 spring semester begin Tuesday. Registration will be in the O.G. Beck College Center, beginning at the south entrance. Registration for first-time freshmen, transfers, and readmitted students will be held from I to 1:30 p.m. For returning students who are not preregistered, registration will be held *om 2 to 2:30 p.m. Late registra-
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush today lobbied intensely for congressional approval to use military force lo oust Iraq from Kuwait. The White Rush was
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Binh courted supped House and Senate resumed debate, with votes likely over the weekend. Sen. Sam Nunn, tttlhtg the case against authorizing fores, asked, "what guarantees 80 tan have that war will be brief, Ameri-|can casualties win .be light? No one can say whether war wilt tail five days. five weeks or tai months."
Nunn's speech was interrupted by protesters in the visitors gallery who began chanting "No mole war." They were ordered peeled after a brief interruption.
Earlier. Bush pressed bb case at a breakfast meeting with a large group 01 nome memoen who braved a snowstorm to attend. White House aides said that more than IOO from both parties, including many undecided, had been invited but the weather cot attendance.
Congressional leaders the president had (ha meat do ie the Senate, wham the craw hold a Senior hacking an extended adience sanctions to drive beck the Iraqis. COP leaden appeared to be stalling for more lime to fpfeet it, md stilt had not introduced the president's version this morning.
Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, D-Marne, told reporters he hoped the president’s supporters, if they feared a loss, would not use the Senate rubs to block all action. "Filibuster... should not he used by anyone" on m issue eo important, be said.
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Until the Comal ISD Board of Trustees decides whether to fill the superintendent’s position in-house or from the outside, ihc district’s assistant superintendent will serve in that capacity, it was determined Thursday.
“We haven’t decided what we’re going to do," said Board President Lee Ikcls.
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NB man arrested on drug charges
A New Braunfels man remains in the Guadalupe County Jail today on drug charges after the New Braunfels Police Department, assisted by the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office arrested him in his residence Thursday night.
Kevin Wayne Focrstcr, 25, was arrested around 4 p.m. and charged with possession of marijuana.
City officers, along with the department’s canine unit, executed a search
warrant at Focrsicr’s house turning up less than five pounds of marijuana, said Police Spokesman Martin Mayer. The house was located off FM 1044.
“Execution of the search warrant produced drug paniphcmalia, including scales, a large amount of cash, a quantity of marijuana just under five pounds,” he said.
Tile search warrant was signal by Guadalupe County Justice of the Peace Ems! A. Schlather.
Couple apprehended at local residence
Comal County Sheriffs Office deputies arrested a husband and wife Wednesday night on outstanding warrants from Harris County and apprehended a man for concealing their whereabouts, says Chief Deputy Wayne Holier/..
Deputies went to the house of Roy-ec Jackson, 30, in Cypress Lake Gar
dens. because they had information Gary Hamilton Brigman, 34, and his wife Tammy C. Brigman, 29, were there, Hohcr/ said. Brigman was wanted out of Harris County on drug charges.
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With Thursday afternoon’s hint that the deluge of rain might be stopping for a white, Larry Grubbs took to cleaning up his truck at the Ezy Clean carwash on U.S. 81. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Texas reserves called to duty
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Families feeling the heat
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
As the Middle East conflict heats up, more and more families in the New Braunfels area arc beginning to feel the effects of deployment.
One such family of four will say good-bye to mom today as she prepares to go to Saudi Arabia.
Kathy O’Neal, wife of Fred O'Neal, the manager of computer services for the county of Comal, is a registered nurse and has been activated. She is with the 94th General Hospital stationed in Mesquite. She is the mother of two girls, 4 and 9 years old.
“I feel like I’m on an emotional roller coaster,*’ she said Thursday night. “You get excited about going and then depressed about leaving the kids. It’s really a whole lot of mixed emotions. I have to go. I really don't have a lot of choice about it."
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Navy reservists have been called to active duty, while hundreds of medical specialists at a Texas Air Force base will be deployed to Europe in support of Persian Gulf troops.
The announcements came Thursday as the U.N. secretary-general set off on a peace mission, proposing a supervised Iraqi pullout from Kuwait. Other peace efforts also intensified five days before th! U.N. deadline for Iraq to give up the emirate or face possible war,
The Navy called 1,868 reservists to active duty, including some from Texas units.
Medical specialists assigned to Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio will be deployed to a military contingency hospital in Europe, said Bob MacNaughton, Wilford Hall director of public affairs.
It is the first deployment since Iraq invaded Kuwait of troops from Wilford Hall, the Air Force’s largest hospital.
Troops to be deployed include doctors, nurses, medical technicians and medical support personnel.
The first of the hundreds to be deployed would leave Sunday from Kelly Air Force Base, MacNaughton said. He would not reveal the exact number of troops to be deployed or
where they are being sent.
MacNaughton said additional Wilford Hall personnel have been alened and may be deployed later.
He said the deployment is not expected to prompt a cutback in services at the ! ,000-bed hospital.
The military said 25 Texas Naval Reserve units were among 333 units activated Thursday in 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.
The activation was one of the biggest for the Navy since the start of Operation Desert Shield in August. Reservists called to active duty
include the first to be assigned to combat ships in the Persian Gulf crisis.
Most Navy reservists put cm active duty in recent months have been assigned to non-com bat roles with medical service or construction units in the gulf area.
Reservists dispatched to the Gulf area include members of an F-A-18 strike fighter squadron based at Pl. Mugu, Calif., and members of a San Diego reserve unit that will serve aboard the aircraft carrier USS Rinse* RESERVES, Page 2
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Members of the Quads CoftVftardsn Club piantsd a Chinquapin Oak in memory of Ruth Haile in the Land-a Park Arboretum with a sma||qremony Tuesday. Mrs. Hails was an earlier member of the club. The Chinquapin Oak is an upright shaWtrqe and its ability to withstand drought makes it desirable in much of the state. The tree is pictured in front of The
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