New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Bush’s inaugural party runs up $25 million tab
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Bush, a man who has uprooted wife and children 28 times in his career, moves this week into yet another house, one with a better view. And a $25 million party will welcome him to the neighborhood. See Page 5A
Canyon & SV boys upset 28-4A winners
Both Canyon and Smithson Valley took District 28-4A teams by surprise Friday night with upset victories. The Cougars ripped Schertz Clemens 76-64 while the Rangers edged Boerne 61-60.
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Costumes form link with woman fs past
Helen Kraybill takes her costumes seriously. After a lifetime studying theater and opera, those costumes are her link to the favorite part of her life. “My costumes mean something to me,” said Kraybill.
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Vol. 137, No. 46
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144SundayJanuary 15, 198950 Cents Four Sections, 40 Pages
GERA, NBU dedicate hydro plant
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
A flip of two switches Saturday brought into reality a project that’s been four years in the making.
Directors of Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority and New Braunfels Utilities gathered to celebrate as the Canyon Hydroelectric Plant went into operation Saturday morning.
Eddie Gumbert Jr., chairman of the GBRA board of directors, and E.C. Momhinweg, chairman of NBU’s board of trustees, pulled switches to turn on the six-megawatt plant at the dedication ceremony.
Participating in the dedication were City of New Braunfels, Comal County, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, and Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce officials as well as Col. John Schaufclberger, district engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District, and Walter W. Cardwell III, chairman of the Governor’s Committee on Water Resources Management.
“This is a very prideful day that is filled with accomplishment for those of us that have worked in this project,” said GBRA General Manager John Specht.
“This is indeed a day, for me personally, that represents reminders of in May 1980 when the idea was first sprung on mc,” said NBU General Manager Bob Sohn. “It’s a reminder of all the people from GBRA, NBU, city councils, mayors, attorneys — all those who have been involved through eight and a half years. It’s a reminder that things can get done, that we can better ourselves, if we pcrse-See PLANT, Page 2A
Hernandez jailed again
Eddie Gumbert Jr.. GBRA board chairman, and E C Momhinweg, NBU board chairman, flip the switches to start up the hydroelectric plant. (Photos by Deryl Clark)
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
SEGUIN — In less than a month a New Braunfels businessman is back behind bars on drug charges following his arrest Friday in Seguin on charges of delivering a kilogram of cocaine.
Leonardo Hernandez Jr., 42, 1764 Lee St., and owner of Leo’s Lounge, was arrested in the parking lot of the Kettle Restaurant on Texas 46 around 12:40 p.m. Friday in Seguin.
“Hernandez had agreed to deliver the suspected kilo of cocaine” to a person who was not apprehended, said Jimmy De La Garza, Seguin Police Department investigator. “They all met, he delivered and we arrested him.”
Also arrested Friday was Alicia Moreno, 26, 176 Richter, who assisted Hernandez in die deal, Dc La Garza said.
Both remain in the Guadalupe County Jail in lieu of SKK),OOO bond each on charges of delivery of a controlled substance.
The kilo, which was sent to the Department of Public Safety lab in Austin for analysis, is valued between $50,000 and $60,(KK). A kilogram is equal lo approximately 2.5 pounds.
On Dec. 14, Hernandez was arrested at his residence in New Braunfels during a drug raid by the Alamo Arca Narcotics Task Force. Thirteen other New Braunfels residents were arrested during Uiat raid.
See ARREST, Page 2A
Leonardo Hernandez Jr. was arrested by local authorities in December.
It’s a warm, beautiful day. The high is expected to reach 67 degrees under sunny skies. Winds will be out of the south at IO miles per hour switching to the northwest at 15 to 20 miles per hour by afternoon. Tonight will be windy with 40 degrees for the low. The high Monday will be 50 degrees. The low will remain in
Sharing responsibility to stop crime
Meetings to focus on neighborhoods
Fighting crime isn’t the sole responsibility of police officers — it’s shared with neighbors.
Neighbors who will step to the front lines, armed with keen eyes, crime prevention tips, and a sense of community pride to protect their surroundings.
“A lot of studies indicate that if a person feels more comfortable in their environment they will be more willing to get involved, improve their community” and fight crime, said Don Ferguson, Safe City Commission director.
And New Braunfels residents will have the opportunity to combat crime when the Safe City Commission introduces its neighborhood meetings starting Monday.
Meetings are conducted to identify neighborhood problems and to develop a plan to fix those problems, Ferguson said. “By dealing with those problems we hope to get more citizens involved and get people to feel a little more comfortable where they are at.”
Citizens may not feel comfortable with high weeds, abandoned cars, lack of street lights, or children riding skateboards in the streets, Ferguson said. “It’s our belief that the needs will vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.
“The resident has to feel comfortable in his neighborhood to get involved,” he said. “I think it will be an eye-opening experience for every resi-
See MEETINGS, Page 2A
lf the latest sales tax rebate check is any indication, the local economy is on the rebound.
The city’s check for its share of the sales tax was 37 percent larger than for the same period last year.
Sales tax rebates to cities and counties for the first allocation of 1989 show promising increases, said State Comptroller Bob Bullock.
“Most cities, counties and metropolitan transit authorities can expect a little extra spending money for their 1989 budgets,” Bullock said. ‘That
See CHECKS, Page 2A
Bob Sohn, NBU general manager, looks out over the discharge flume of the plant.
2 officers die in crash after high-speed chase
DALLAS (AP) — Police discovered the stolen car Saturday that three officers chased until slamming into a truck, killing two, but continued to search for the driver.
The officers were chasing the stolen vehicle on a rain-slickcned major street on the city’s south side Friday night when their car went out of control, crossed the median and collided nearly head-on with a pickup truck.
Officer Lisa Louise Sandel,' 27, died about 11:22 pm. Friday at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Her partner. Mark Fleming, 24, died after emergency surgery at Parkland about 5 am. Saturday.
An officer-trainee riding in the back of the police car was critically injured and the driver of the pickup was injured. Both remained hospitalized Saturday.
Wet highway surface conditions played a part in the crash tfiat occurred on Ledbetter Road just eSast of Interstate 45, but police said there was no evidence of snow or ice on the
road. The National Weather Service had issued a winter storm advisory for sleet and snow in North Texas Friday evening.
The driver of the car the officers chased remained at large Saturday, said police spokesman Ed Spencer. “We have no suspects,’’ he said Saturday afternoon, but the stolen car was recovered Saturday morning.
A patrol squad discovered the 1985 Oldsmobile 98 about 10:30 am. in southeast Dallas, in “the general vicinity of the accident,’’ Spencer said.
The driver of the stolen car faces charges in connection with the vehicle’s theft and evading arrest, he said.
The officer-trainee, Nathaniel While, 25, was in critical condition at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas with head and internal injuries, a hospital spokeswoman said. White, who has a short time remaining in the police academy, was riding in the car to observe a night shift.S«« CRASH, Pag* 2 A
Lt. Gov. William P. HobbyHobby named Texan of Year
Ll. Gov. William P. Hobby has been named Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference,
“His contribution to the stale of Texas in the field of public affairs has spanned several decades and greatly benefitted all of Texas,” said Railroad Commission Kent Hance.
Hobby is the 16th recipient of the Texan of the Year award, which is presented annually at the Texas Legislative Conference in New Braunfels. He will be recognized at a reception in the New Braunfels Civic Center, March 9, followed on March 11 by the 23rd Texas Legislative Conference.
“Hobby has contributed immeasurably to Texas in the field of public affairs and we expect die Texas legislators and friends from all over the state to be present to honor him on March 9,” Hance said.
Other leaders who have received the award in New Braunfels at the Texan of the Year reception include: Vice President George Bush, then U.S. Secretary of Treasury James Baker, U.S. senators Lloyd Bentsen, Phil Gramm and John Tower, governors Dolph Brisco and John Connally, and U.S. Congressman George Mahon.See HOBBY, Page 2AStammtisch
Canyon Music Basters will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Canyon Middle School band hall. All parents who have students in middle school band or choir and high school band, choir or dance team are asked to attend
Those who have paid their 1988-89 dues will be voting on the directors’ “wish list” along with requests from tile elementary schools. The by-laws discussion and vote are also on the agenda....
Community Council of South Central Texas will be issuing U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities to income eligible house-houscs on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to I p.m. at the National Guard Armory on Interstate 35.
Recipients arc required to complete applications to determine eligiblily and must bring proof of identification and income....
Because of a heavy immunization schedule, die County Health Department has added two extra days per month for infant immuni-
See STAMMTISCH, Page 2A