New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Senate acts quickly on its budget ‘deadline’
AUSTIN (AP) — Moving quickly lo beat a self-imposed Feb. I deadline, the Senate Finance Committee is considering a bill to freeze some state spending mid to set up panels to review future requests for state funds.
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‘Rocket’ announces plans to enter draft
SOUTH BEND. Ind. (AP) — Raghib “Rocket” Ismail, Notre Dame’s talented flanker, rusher and return specialist, said today he would give up his final year of college football to enter the NFL draft.
Officer tapes murder; two suspects sought
GARRISON. Texas (AP) — A Rio Grande Valley
man remained jailed without bond today as Texas authorities sought two other suspects believed connected to the stabbing death of a constable who
unwittingly videotaped his own slaying.
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Man jailed in alleged drug sale
A New Braunfels man remains in the Comal County Jail today in lieu of a S 100,000 bond after he was arrested by local officials for allegedly attempting to sell 62 pounds of marijuana.
Ernesto A. Garza, 39, of the 200 block of Bergfcld Avenue, was arrested close to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Wal-Mart parking lot, said Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer. Garza was arrested by officers from the Comal County Sheriffs Office and the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Foicc
Garza was charged with delivery of a controlled substance. Officers confiscated about 62'A -pounds of marijuana. Bremer said.
Bremer said authorities will attempt to seize the Suburban Garza was driving.
Clouds and rain arc clearing today, but there’s a strong chance of heavy fog Friday morning. Conditions should remain partly cloudy with a high in the 70s and an overnight low of about 38.
While a little cooler, weekend weather should be pleasant with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s.
American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation will be held at McKenna Memorial Hospital 2nd Root Conference Room Jan. 26 at 9 ain. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer at the hospital or nursing home is invited to call Lola Behrens at 625-9764, or Jimmy Allen at 625-3260 or leave your name and telephone number at the volunteer front desk at the hospital...
While other downtown areas struggle to make ends meet. Downtown New Braunfels will celebrate the private reinvestment of more than $1,000,000 at its “Million Dollar Party” Feb. 29 at Wolfgang’s Keller. Cocktails (cash bar) start at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 pm. and a program featuring Arnee Read, director of the Texas Main Street Project begins at 8 p m. Tickets for the dinner are $15. For reservations or more information, call the Downtown Project Office at 625-3425. Reservations will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 28, while tickets are available....
Dr. Byron Augustin, a New Braunfels resident and geography professor at Southwest Texas State University, will be a special guest at the New Braunfels Children’s Museum today at 4 p m. He will be presenting a slide show on Saudi Arabia — a timely topic — and will be dressed in Saudi clothes. His talk will be appropriate for any age level, including adults. The slide show is an added attraction for the museum’s Where in the World is Saudi Arabia? exhibit that is continuing. The exhibit also includes a desert complete with hot air blow dryer Mid heat lamp, an area on Arabic writing and clothing and more. Jayne Dimick, who recently fled Dhahran earlier this week, also is
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Leading a troop-support rally on New Braunfels' Main Plaza are Kami Hill, left, and Robert DePasqual. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Teen group voices support for troops
Saudi pilot in F-15 downs 2 Iraqi jets
By SIEPMANN! FERGUSON
“Honk” if you support the American troops in Saudi Arabia.
The sounds of car and truck horns were heard blowing around Main Plaza Wednesday when a small group of students from New Braunfels High School staged a rally supporting the troops. One of their signs said, “Honk if you support the troops.”
• These guys deserve our support and we want everybody to know that,” said 18-ycar-old Robert DePasqual as he waved a sign.
4toiti HUL 15. who organized the rally said die warned to get involved
after seeing people protesting the war.
“I don't like people burning the American flag protesting why we are there ... or putting down our troops,” she said. “I'm proud to be an American.”
Bad weather kept some students from participating. Hill said, tau the group grew some as evening arrived. She is planning another show of sup-portsoon.
Another small group of area students staged a quiet protest on Main Plaza last week shouting disgust for American troops in Saudi Arabia shouting it was a war over oil.
“This isn't a question of oil,” DePasqual said. “This is a question of aggression. A wrongful aggression against a country and we have a right to be over there, lf we weren't over there then no telling how far Saddam Hussein would go."
“If I got called I would go like that,” he said.
A small group of adults staged a quiet rally in support of the troops Wednesday night on the Plaza. _
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi warplane shot down two Iraqi jets today, foiling the first known attempt by Iraq to bomb Saudi Arabia, and allied forces reportedly downed two other Iraqi jets heading toward allied ships.
The strategic Iraqi city of Basra, meanwhile, was reported under allied bombardment by air and sea for a third day.
Military officials in Dhahran said a Saudi pilot flying a U.S.-made F-15 shot down two Iraqi Mirage F-l fighter jets loaded with bombs that entered Saudi airspace.
It was the first report of an Iraqi attempt to enter Saudi airspace since the war with Iraq began a week ago.
“I just rolled in behind them and shot them down,'' said the pilot, who agreed to be identified only as Capt. Ayedh.
The other report of air action came from British Defense Secretary Tom King, who said allied jets shot down two Iraqi fighter planes in the northern Persian Gulf. King said they also chased away a third which discharged an Exocct missile.
However, al the morning briefing in RtyacOi, Army Ll. Col. Grcp Pepin mentioned only the engagement involving the Saudi jet fighter.
A British Broadcasting Corp. reporter aboard the frigate London said the jeu were headed toward allied ships.
“It would appear to be a combination of Mirage and MiG-23s. Two of the aircraft were shot down. The other aircraft we believe discharged iu Exocct missile out of range and rapidly returned to base," King said at a press briefing.
In other developments. French warplanes made their first foray into Iraq, pounding positions of the elite Republican Guard near the Iraq-
City Council feels vote favored ‘conservative’ fight on permits
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Maw* Editor
New Braunfels City Council is expected to take a conservative approach in fighting permit applications to store and bum hazardous waste ai a local cement plant following Saturday’s non-binding election.
“I think the mood of the council now is to pursue this as it becomes necessary," said Councilmember Clinton Brandt about spending funds to fight the I .alarge and Systech corporations.
At 5 p.m. Wednesday, City Council canvassed votes from Saturday’s nonbinding special election. Out of the six propositions on die ballot, majority votes went to Propositions I and 3
calling for the city to fight the permiu and to spend city funds to do so. The intent of the election was to give city council direction on whether the public wants the city to fight the permiu and. if so. how to fund that fight.
City Council already has allocated $50,000 for attorney and consultant fees to fight the permit. Councilman-hers have gone on record opposing the permits.
Councilmember Eddie Temple said he is concerned people voting for Proposition 3 did not understand iu full intent of spending city funds.
“I’m glad the people of New Braunfels had a chance to make their opinions known. I wish there had been more people voting,” Temple
said. "My main concern is that Proposition 3 was passed with some misinformation. The intent behind Proposition 3 would be (the city) would spend nominal amounu of money "
In hindsight. Temple said, the council should have done a better job of informing the public about what was on the ballot.
"The city and the City Council were trying to not influence anybody ... probably, looking back, we may have been able to do a better job in getting people aware. Maybe in our defense, we were trying not to influence them."
Mayor Amo Becker said he will sit
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Library offers bill ‘hotline’
The Texas Legislative Reference Library is offering a toll-free telephone number throughout the 72nd Legislative Session to answer questions about the status and history of all proposed legislation.
Information can be obtained by supplying a bill's number, subject or author.
The number for die service in Austin is 463-1251 or toll-free I KIN) 253-9693. The service will be available from 8 a m. to 6 p.m. Monday through 'thursday and 8 a m. lo 5 p.m. on Fridays and any weekend in which the session convenes.
For a copy of a bdl, contact Rep. Edmund Kuempcl’s office at 1-512-463-0602 or P O Box 2910, Austin, Texas 78768-29 IO.
Architects will present plan for LCRA park land
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
A Dallas architectural firm will present preliminary drawings of recreational usages for the development of property adjacent to Landa Park during a public hearing Tuesday.
"We’ve looked at what type of recreational usages would be appropriate for that park that would, at the same lime, relate to Landa Park,” said Dennis Sims of J.T. Dunkin and Associates of Dallas. “We didn’t want to design the lease property and kind of have it, if you would, be a sore thumb sticking oui."
The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will conduct a public hearing 7 p.m. Tuesday to receive public input to be used
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Kuwait border, according to military sources in Paris. Previously, France had said it would only hit targets in occupied Kuwait.
The Iraqi News Agency said today Saddam Hussein visited the southern front on Wednesday and met with commanders who briefed him on developments in the Persian Gulf war.
The commanders told Saddam the allies were cowards for avoiding a ground battle and waging an air war instead, the news agency said.
The allied air assault had a new weapon in its arsenal — the skies were clearing. Waves of U.S. warplanes took off from Saudi Arabia, and sources in the gulf state of Qatar said Canadian fighters struck targets in Iraq this morning.
Baghdad radio said allied warplanes staged 15 separate attacks by 7 am.
Iraq fired Scud-type missiles Wednesday night at the Saudi capital. Riyadh; at the eastern port city of Dhahran, site of a huge air base; and at another site in north-central Saudi Arabia, the U.S. military command said early today.
TTk U.S. officials said the missiles were cither shot down or fell harmlessly into the gulf. Baghdad radio, though, said the Scuds had "rained on the heads of the ... traitors in Riyadh’* and "pounded the imperialist base at Dhahran.”
The report that Basra was under bombardment came from Iran’s official news agency. It said said bombs from allied warplanes and missiles fired by U.S. warships repeatedly struck the southern port city, the site of Iraq's military headquarters for the Kuwait theater.
it was the third straight day the Islamic Republic News Agency reported bombardment of Basra. which lies near the Iranian frontier.
The reported raids on Basra came a day after Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff, told reporters thai allied forces have seized air superiority and now intend m acro in on Iraqi ground forces.
‘‘Our strategy for dealing with this army is very simple; First we’re going to cut it off, then we’re going to kill it,” he said.
Overall, 41 Iraqi aircraft have been destroyed while total U.S. combat losses rn the first week amount to IO, according to Powell. The Iraqis claim more than 160 U.S. planes have been shot down; Baghdad radio said today four more aerial targets — planes and missiles — were shot down in raids on the capital.
Most of Iraq’s 700 combat aircraft have remained in their protective
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in the development of a masterplan for the future development of the 18 acres leased from the Lower Colorado River Authority, adjacent to Landa Park. The lease contract requires the city to develop a masterplan.
“I want to make sure that the people don’t get the idea that this park planning consultant has brought these ideas down and this is it, this is the law ... it's totally opposite," Sims said. “This is a beginning point based on our research as to what we want to do"
Sims said he is recommending at this preliminary point that the property be used for picnic facilities, shelters, a small amphitheater, a botanical
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Cooling off between sets at this year s USTA women s circuit stop at John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch was made easy Wednesday, when temperatures fell with the rain, sending matches into four covered courts Play continues today with quarterfinals (Photo by Erik Karlsson)