New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 25, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Treasury considers tax to help savings and loans
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Nicholas F. Brady said today the administration is considering imposing a fee on customers of savings and loan institutions to help the federal government pay to insure the troubled S&L industry.
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Canyon sweeps NB, closes in on leaders
Canyon’s boys and girls varsity basketball teams defeated New Braunfels Tuesday night to move within striking distance of the District 28-4A leaders. Both the Cougars and the Cougarettes are in third place in their respective standings. SeePage10A
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Vol. 137, No. 53
January 25, 1989 25 Cents
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Keep the umbrella handy for the next couple of days. Today will be overcast and wet with a high of 70 degrees. The low tonight will be 54 degrees.
Another cold front is expected to move through the area Friday bringing more rain and dropping temperatures to 57 degrees for the high and 45 degrees for the low.
The New Braunfels Music Study Club (TFMC, NFMC) will hold its scholarship competition March 4 at Seele Parish Auditorium at First Protestant Church. Competition is open to residents of Comal County planning to enter a college or university in the fall and major in music or dance. The winning student, or students, will receive a $250 scholarship. Applications must be submitted to Chairman Jane Haas, 629-4566, by Feb. 15....
La Mujer Tcjana invites all interested persons to an evening program, “Higher Education: Opportunities for the Future.” The program will be in the meeting room of the Holy Family Catholic Church Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The program is free and open to all interested persons.
University representatives will speak on various topics, including college goals, types of educational assistance to seek while still in high school, college entrance requirements, financial aid opportunities, and assistance programs while in college.
Students and parents of seventh-through 12th-grade students are urged to attend. For more information, call 625-0193 or 629-5760 after 5 p.m....
If you’re making your Valentine’s Day plans already, write this on your calendar — members of the New Braunfels High School Choir will serenade visitors to the lobby of the Hotel Faust with love songs and ballads Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The Faust then will serve a Lovers’ Special in the dining room if you’re interested....
Is your costume ready yet? If not, you’d better hurry because the German American Society’s Maskenball is Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Elks Lodges, 353 S. Seguin Ave. Ballroom dance music will be played by the Gerry Snyder Band from San Antonio and prizes will be awarded for the best costumes in five categories.
Tickets are $6 at the door or $5 in advance from the following businesses: Centex Office Center, Courtyard Shopping Center, Chamber of Commerce, 390 S. Seguin Ave.; New Braunfels Jeweler, 358 Landa; Old Towne Inn, 201 N. Loop 337; and Henne Hardware, 246 W. San Antonio St. For more information, call Chairman Milton Erben at 625-0713 or President Helgard Suhr at 625-6330....
Texas Department of Human Services will host an orientation Saturday for prospective foster parents. The class begins at 9 arn. and will end about noon at Oakwood Baptist Church. The orientation will provide you with enough information so you can decide if you want to be a foster parent. If you decide you are interested, five additional classroom sessions will be required for Se* STAM MT! SCH, Page 2A
Kuempel lists issues for legislative session
District 46 Rep. Edmund Kuempel was appointed as chairman of the House Administration Committee by Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis for the 71 st Legislature. Kuempel’s new duties will include overseeing the administrative operations of the House and its employees.
Cliff at river's first crossing
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
AUSTIN —Taxes, prisons, education, and workman’s compensation are at the top of Texas lawmakers list as the 71st session of the Legislature gets into full swing, says State Rep. Edmund Kuempel.
“Since we’re not going to have the financial crisis we’ve had in the last two (legislative) sessions I don’t think you will see a lot of changes this time,” Kuempel said. “I don’t think you will see a restructure of the tax system in Texas.”
Kuempel, who was appointed as chairman of the House Administration Committee for the House of Representatives, said he is against a state income tax.
“Unless we completely revise the whole taxing system and do away with all taxes, then I don’t want to give another opportunity to have one more tax that we can continue to build on.”
A state lottery is one source of revenue lawmakers are exploring.
Man hospitalized after fall
A 19-year-old Oklahoma resident remains in good condition at McKenna Memorial Hospital today after falling approximately 40 feet from a cliff on River Road Tuesday.
Chris Hanna, 19, Enid, Okla., fell approximately 35 to 40 feet from a cliff near the first crossing of the Guadalupe River, said Fire Marshall Elroy Friescnhahn. “We don’t know exactly
the circumstances of the fall.”
Hanna along with another friend from Oklahoma and two friends attending Southwest Texas State University had been hiking when the accident occurred around 4 p.m., he said.
“They had gone out on a hiking expedition downstream,” Friescnhahn said. “One of the individuals had been separated earlier and the second per
son fell off the cliff. The other two climbed down the cliff.”
Hanna, was rescued after his friends went to J. J. Tube Rentals to call an ambulance, Friescnhahn said. Emergency Medical Service arrived in eight minutes, stated the report.
The boy is being treated for internal injuries.
Crime Stoppers searching for clues to school break-in
The burglary of Frazier Elementary School, where a television, VCR, and food were stolen, is this week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.
Between the hours of 9 p.m. Jan. 13 and I p.m. Jan. 14, unknown suspects unlawfully entered the school, 1441 U.S. 81 E., through a window.
Entry was gained by breaking and unlocking a window to a classroom down the hall from the main office. Suspects gained entry to the library, teacher’s lounge and cafeteria where they stole items including a 19-inch RCA
Volunteers answered more calls
Cibolo Volunteer Fire Department answered 38 more calls in 1988 and used almost 222 more manhours than in 1987.
In 1987, the volunteer department answered 20 fire calls, expended 104.75 manhours and traveled 174 miles.
In 198§, the department answered 58 calls, expended 326 manhours and traveled 503.5 miles.
Breakdown of the calls for the two years includes 30 grass fires, IO trash fires, 13 vehicle fires, five mobile home fires, five home fires, three bam or shed fires, one warehouse fires, three assistance calls, four false alarms, one mutual aid and three miscellaneous calls.
Department officials said the department is working with the City of Cibolo on plans for a new fire station.
By March I, the department will have its new radio and pager system in operation. Members will be dispatched by the Universal City dis-
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“I support a state lottery,” Kuempel said. “It will probably come up again. It did not pass the House the last time.
I wouldn’t play the lottery. My money’s too hard to make to bet on horses or play a lottery, but you don’t force anybody to buy a lottery ticket.” The four-term Republican lawmaker from Seguin said one of the first pieces of legislation which will go through the house will be that of workman’s compensation.
“We certainly don’t want to prohibit outside businesses from relocating or starting a new business in the state because of our workman’s compensation premiums,” Kuempel said. “It’s playing a very important part in some businesses not locating in the state and some of them leaving.”
The Joint Select Committee on Worker’s Compensation Insurance was created in July 1987 by the 70lh Legislature to study problems of the system. The compensation system at that time was poorly understood and
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State senator leading effort on education
Texas Senate Education Committee, which will address important issues, including the Edgewood v. Kirby lawsuit, during the 71 st Legislature, now has the expertise of State Sen. Judith Zaffirini.
Zaffirini, (D-Laredo), was appointed to the committee by Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby, which was her priority request. She represents District 21, which includes Comal County.
Lawmakers of the Education Committee will search for new methods of funding education in Texas. The issue was forced by the Edgewood v. Kirby case, in which State District Judge
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color television set, VCR, several boxes of ground meat patties and canned food, and a calculator. An undetermined amount of coins also was taken.
Police speculate the articles were taken out through point of entry, rolled to the rear of the building and placed in an unknown vehicle.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of the person or persons involved in this burglary. Persons with information should call Crime Stoppers at 620-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Court upholds man’s sentence
AUSTIN (AP) — The 3rd Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the 30-ycar prison sentence assessed a man who was convicted m Comal County in the 1986 stabbing death of his wife.
Denise Ruth Bonifacio’s body was discovered in Canyon Park. She died from 16 stab wounds but the weapon was never found.
The husband, Porfirio Bonifacio, appealed his conviction, .say
ing the evidence was insufficient to establish his guilt.
The appeals court said the record had established that the Bonifaces were having marital problems, that he had threatened to kill her if she ever left him, and she planned to tell her husband on the day she disappeared that she was leaving him.
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Military pulls missiles
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force removed the IO-warhead payloads from five MX nuclear missiles late last year, several months after an accident in which a missile came loose and fell inside its underground silo, a published report says.
The Washington Post reported
today the service is still trying to decide how to repair the live missiles, which would carry ll) percent of the nation’s MX force.
But the Air Force, v. ilhout elaborating, said this morning that the nation’s
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Tickets now available for Dinner with Arts
The deadline is noon Friday to buy your tickets for the ninth annual Dinner With the Arts hosted by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council Sunday at tbe Civic Center. Tickets are on sale at Krause Books in Landa Plaza and the Arts Center in Walnut Square. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Tickets are going ... going ... almost gone for Dinner With the Arts, the ninth annual celebration presented by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council. There still are some tickets left at Krause Books in Landa Plaza and the Arts Center Gallery in Walnut Square, but sales end Friday at noon for the Jan. 29 event.
“We’re very pleased about the response. The annual celebration of the arts has obviously become an affair that many people look forward to and they seem especially excited about it this year,” said Elaine Felder, general chairman.
Performers on the bill include Robert Van Horn, Jim Schmidt, Jennifer Lackey Houde, Chris Copeland, Rob Wicall, Gabriel Foust, Jennifer Sassman, Jo Marie Seibert, Kerry Seidel, Rosclyn Lisk, David and Cathy Houde, Curt Pfannstiel, Ste-phany Goodbread, Jane Haas, Joan Slocum Hannan, Korri Scheel Stevens, and Robby Houde. Accompanists for the show are Julie Michie and Barbara Houde.
This year’s theme for the dinner-theater format is “Lullaby of Broadway,” featuring music, dance, comedy, and drama from well-known
‘We’re very pleased about the response. The annual celebration of the arts has obviously become an affair that many people look forward to and they seem espe cially excited about it this year.'
Elaine Felder General chairman
Broadway productions. Poetry also will play apart, with original material composed to focus specifically on die show’s theme.
For those who arrive before die serving begins, there will be no problem occupying their lime; the lobby will be filled with displays from many arts organizations that make up the coalition of the Arts Council. In addition, a special feast for the eyes will be the visual arts and sculpture exhibited in die main hall of the Civic Center.
“Iben, while people enjoy a delectable meal prepared by Anita’s Catering, they’ll be treated to the virtuosity of Bill Knight at the piano; we apprc-
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