New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 27, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Judge hears motions in Oliver North trial
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the start of the Iran-Contra trial just days away, the government is seeking to quash subpoenas from fired National Security Council aide Oliver North for the testimony of President Bush and former President Ronald Reagan.
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Bailey, Rusty Weir at local nightspots
Singer/songwriter Razzy Bailey will be appearing Saturday at Heidelberg Halle. The Grapes of Wrath, a local favorite, will open for the show at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, for fans of Rusty Weir, he’ll be at the Watering Hole Saloon Saturday from 9 p.m. to I a.m.
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Couple arrested for abuse of child
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A husband and wife arrested Wednesday and charged with child abuse still arc being investigated for the abuse of a 6-year-old Bulverde Elementary School student and possibly another child, says sheriff’s office detectives.
Carlos Mclgar, 23, and his wife Virginia Mclgar, 46, of the Open Slates Subdivision, were arrested after felony and misdemeanor warrants were obtained, said detective Richard Alvarez.
Carlos remains in Comal County Jail today in lieu of a SIS,OOO bond on one charge of indecency with a child. Virginia Mclgar posted a 51,000 bond and a $500 bond after she was charged with endangering a child and resisting arrest.
Officials at Bulverde Elementary School contacted the Department of Human Services about the possible abuse, Alvarez said. The sheriff’s office and DHS extensively investigated the abuse before the arrests were made, he said.
“After the warrants were obtained, sheriff’s deputies in the Bulverde arca stopped the suspects at the corner of Texas 46 and old Spring Branch Road,” Alvarez said.
Carlos was arrested without incident, but Virginia “put up a good fight,” he said.
“After a scuffle with myself and officer Bill Boles we were able to cuff her and transport her to the sheriff’s department,” Alvarez said.
The 6-year-old boy and another child remain in the custody of DHS, he said.
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Traffic was tied up a while on Texas 46 as crews from Phillips Crane and Rigging worked to get
this 79,000-pound pipe back onto the bed of a trailor. (Staff Photo)
Rolling pipe misses cars
ComFund looks to expand effort
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
The 35-year tradition of ComFund could expand and be the “granddad-dy” of all fund-raising efforts in Comal County, says the president.
“ComFund could be the one fundraising program a year for all charitable fundraisers,” said ComFund
President Dick Kocgle. “We could do it all.”
Monies raised through ComFund, die local annual United Way Campaign, pays for programs such as Comal County Mental Health Mental Retardation, Emergency Children’s
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Area man jailed on drug charges
A tractor-trailer lost its 79,(XX)-pound load when the driver began a turn from Texas 46 to FM 3009 Thursday.
“Fortunately, there were no cars there when it rolled off,” said Department of Public Safety Trooper Tim Jackson.
As the truck turned, the almost 40-ton pipe shifted and rolled onto the highway, Jackson said.
The truck originated in Arlington and was heading to the City Public Services yard in San Antonio when the accident occurred.
The concrete pressurized pipe is
16 feet long and 12 feet in diameter.
Phillips Crane and Rigging brought its crane to the scene and worked for about an hour lifting the pipe from the ditch onto the truck. No major damage was reported.
A 30-year-old Comal County man remains in Comal County Jail today after narcotics agents and sheriff’s deputies arrested him Thursday night for possession of methamphetamine.
An officer with the Alamo Arca Task Force of the Texas Narcotic Control Program obtained information Thursday about narcotics trafficking. Precinct 3 Justice of lite Peace Fred Stewart of Bulverde issued a narcotics search warrant and at 9:50 p.m., task force agents, Comal County Sheriff’s deputies and Game
Deadline near for paying CISD taxes
Tuesday is the last day to pay Comal Independent School District taxes for 1988 without a penalty.
Taxes are due Tuesday and become delinquent Feb. I. After Tuesday, taxes will bear 7 percent penalty and interest charges. The changes will increase on the first day of each month.
As of Dec. 31, the CISD tax office had collected 41 percent of 1988 taxes. On Dec. 31, 1987, 39 percent of the taxes had been collected.
“I’m pleased. We’re a little ahead of last year,” said Ron Graham, acting tax assessor collector for the school district. He credits the new computer system which links the school district with the Comal Appraisal District for improving this year’s tax collections. “I’m not real sure what January is going to do,” he said.
More than 55,000 tax statments were mailed in October with a total tax levy of $14,433,560.89. This is based on an assessed valuation of
$1,476,667,137. CISD’s tax rate is SI per SKX) property valuation.
District patrons may make payments in person at the tax office, 1425 Hwy. 81 East, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or mail payments to P.O. Box 310177, New Braunfels, 78131-0177.
For more information, call the CISD tax office at 625-8081 or 885-7674 from Canyon Lake or Bulverde.
Court nixes Bremer’s request for personnel
Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer’s request for an administrative assistant/financial officer was denied by Comal County commissioners today by a 3-2 vote.
“Personnel functions are scattered throughout the county and I’m amazed sometimes how we function
this way,” Bremer said. “I would like for my organization to function in as efficient manner as possible.”
There is no money in die sheriff’s budget to pay for the position.
Bremer, who took office Jan. I,
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NRU approves plan for water purchase
Getting ready to post No Smoking signs around McKenna Memorial Hospital are, from left, Assistant Administrator Mary Faria; Ralph Monsivais, safety director and housekeeping director; and Darla Kil
patrick, in-service coordinator, head nurse day
patient unit and community education coordinator. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
Trustees of New Braunfels Utilities unanimously approved the final water purchase and subordination agreements with Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority during a meeting Thursday.
Water purchased from GBRA will be used in a surface water treatment
plant being developed by NBU. At a Sept. 29 meeting, the board approved a contract with the river authority to purchase 6,720 acre feet of water per year from Canyon Reservoir conservation storage for $44.75.
NBU General Manager Bob Sohn
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Hospital turns off smoking lamp
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
Smoking, or using any tobacco products in any facility associated with McKenna Memorial Hospital, will be a thing of the past after Tuesday.
Effective Feb. I, McKenna Memorial Hospital will not allow smoking or tobacco use in any form. Assistant Administrator Mary Faria said the ban includes all hospital facilities.
“We are a health-care organization. Allowing people to smoke contradicts what we’re all about,” said Faria this week. “Our push is not to get people to stop smoking. That’s not the issue at all — it’s simply (that) we are a hospital and we promote health and smoking is hazardous to your health. We feel this environment should be smoke-free.”
The general response to the smoking and tobacco ban from hospital employees has been positive. “We put out a questionnaire to the employees and had about 20 percent of the employees respond. Of those 20 percent, about 50 percent were smokers and 50 percent non-smokers,” said Darla Kilpatrick, nursing in-service coordinator at McKenna. “The general response was positive, ‘We’re glad you’re doing it’.
“The major concerns were that we are consistent, that we are firm in implementing the policy, and that we don’t make exceptions," Kilpatrick said.
She said one concern centered on locations where smoking would be allowed. Outside locations with benches and ash receptacles are now available for cmploy-
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NR Chamber salutes ’88 accomplishments
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will have its Annual Meeting and Banquet today at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center.
Awards will be presented and Chamber accomplishments and highlights for 1988 will be reviewed, via an entertaining slide show.
The highlight for the evening will be surprise announcement of this year’s Besserung Award winner. The award stands for community better
ment and it is awarded to New Braunfels'outstanding citizen.
The 1988 winner was Tinsley Ellis.
A singing comedy group from Houston called, “My Friends and I,” will supply additional entertainment for the evening. This trio, made up of tliree singing, piano-playing, joke-cracking ladies, has been highly recommended and their performance, titled “Back Off Ute Bluebonnets, Bubba,” promises to keep you laughing.
Warden Bob Wolford executed the warrant at Route 6. Box 437-4.
One person, Marcus Bencomo Campos, 30, was allegedly found in possession of a controlled substance. Charged with possession of methamphetamine under 28 grams, Campos remained in Comal County Jail as of prcsstimc today. No bond has been set.
According to officers, Campos also has outstanding Texas Department of Public Safely warrants out of Precinct I Justice of the Peace Court. He also was booked on those warrants.
It s cloudy, wet and chilly and should stay that way Utrough the weekend. Today’s high will be 55 degrees and the low will be 51 degrees. Saturday's high will be 62 degrees with Ute overnight low at 48 degrees. Skies should begin to clear by late Sunday or Monday.
Live Oak Street from San Antonio Street to Stonewall closed to through traffic today for sewer work. The street will remain closed to through traffic through Wednesday.
The work is part of a New Braunfels Utilities project to improve the sewer system in the West End.
Make those final alterations in your costume soon because the lith annual Maskenball Dance sponsored by the German American Society is tomorrow night.
The traditional Maskenball will be at Elks Ltxlge, 353 S. Seguin, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Ballroom dancing music will be played by the popular Gerry Snyder Band from San Antonio and prizes will be awarded for die best costumes in five categories.
Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door and are available at Centex Office Center, Courtyard Shopping Center; Chamber of Commerce, 390 S. Seguin; New Braunfels Juwelicr, 358 Landa;
Old Townc Inn, 201 N. Loop 337; and Henne Hardware, 246 W. San Antonio St. For more information, call chairman Milton Erbcn at 625-0713 or president Helgard Suhr at 625-6330....
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