New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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EL PASO, TX 79903
July 2, 1991
Vol. 139, No. 161Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Eddy Blrdweli
One Section, 12 Pages
Stammtisch Authorities investigate death of manBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Terriah Zuschlag, Anthony Armondi, Terri Baboos, Vanessa Marie Martinez, Amanda lizabeth Tolle, Drin Stockbcrger, Mireya Blankmeycr, Cindy Beasley and Katherine Daniels.
Belated birthday wishes to Robin Lasseter.
“Happy anniversary” today to Armando and Hilda Hernandez.
Belated anniversary wishes to Thomas and Jody Smith and Mike and Charlotte Liesman.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Red Cross
Red Cross volunteers are reminded to turn in money for the July 9 banquet by July 3. The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Entertainment will be provided by “South Texas Sound.”Water aerobics
New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring water aerobics classes al Landa Park pool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8-9. For more information call 625-9295 or 935-2843.Book sale
Friends of Dittlingcr Memorial Library arc collecting used paperback and hardbound books, videos, records and puzzles for the annual October book sale. Get those overstuffed bookshelves cleaned out. Donations directly benefit the library through acquisitions and programs funded by the Friends. Bring donations to the library or call L. Douma at 629-3048 for pickup. No textbooks or magazines.Discovery series
Children can learn the answers to many questions in this week’s Discovery Series at the Children’s Museum in New Braunfels Registration for morning workshops are from 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Children from 6-12 years old are invited to participate in two classes each morning. (Parents pick up the youngsters al noon). For more information call 620-0939.Fireworks fund
New Braunfels Jaycees request that all New Braunfels residents “show their American pride” by depositing $1 for each member o! the household in an account that will fund the Fireworks 1991 dis play at Prince Sol ms Park on July 4. The account has been established at Victoria Bank and Trust formerly First Federal Savings and Loan, on Main Plaza in downtown New Braunfels. Any teller can accept donations for the fireworks show and issue receipt.Plano repair
The piano in the Civic Center is in need of repair. Because the necessary funds have not been budgeted by the city, a citizens committee has been formed to raise the needed money. Members include Helgard Suhr, Barron Schlameus, Jan Kennady ant Jo Anna Schima. Goal in $1,000 Those making donations shoult write checks payable to the city o: New Braunfels and mail them to Mission Drive. All donations are tax deductible. For more informa lion, call Suhr at 625-6330 or Schi
Sh STAMMTISCH, Pag* 2Good Day
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Comal County Sheriff’s Department investigators and Department of Public Safety troopers early Tuesday investigated the death of a Hispanic male, apparently the victim of a hit-and-run accident on Farm-to-Market 306.
The body was found early this morning by Perdenales Electric Co-op workers, officials said.
. Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriffs Office said the man is believed to be from San Antonio and probably about 28 years old.
Investigators believe the man was dead for several hours before he was discovered before 7 a.m., Hoherz said.
The body was found a few feet west of FM 306, about three-tenths of a mile north of the Hoffman Lane intersection. Blood stains located on the road nearby led some investigators at the scene to speculate the victim was struck by a vehicle before staggering off the road and collapsing.
The victim’s name could not be released pending notification of next of kin, he said.
DPS Trooper Gilbert Lozano is handling the case as a hit-and-run, but the sheriff’s office also is investigating it pending the outcome of an autospy.
Precinct I Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger pronounced the man dead and ordered an autopsy. The autopsy will be performed at the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office.
Comal County Sheriff's Department investigators measure the distance from blood stains on FM 306 to the body of a Hispanic male, about 28 years old, discovered before 7 a rn. Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Warnken)
Expect a high temperature of 95 today and an overnight low of 75. There is a slight chance of afternoon and evening showers throughout the week. The high temperature reported Monday was 90 the overnight low was 70 degrees. For more weather information, please see Page 2A.
A hero’s welcome home ' San Antonio man
held on charges
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
A 17-ycar-old San Antonio man remains in the Comal County Jail unlay after officials arrested him on drug charges Monday along the Guadalupe River.
Kyle Wood was charged with possession of cocaine under 28 grams and possession of LSD under 28 grams. Bond has been set at $10,000 on each charge.
He was arrested by officials from die Comal County Sheriff’s Office and Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force around 2:30 p.m., said a narcotics officer, who asked not to be identified.
The arrest was prompted by an anonymous caller to the sheriffs department reporting an LSD party in
the parking lot of a tube rental business on the Guadalupe River near Canyon Lake, he said.
A sheriff’s department narcotics officer and an Alamo Arca Narcotics Task Force officer followed a suspicious-looking van and another vehicle from the parking lot beginning about 2:30 a.m. Monday, he said, adding the vehicles were later stopped by officers on Farm-to-Market 2673 near the Village West Subdivision entrance on a traffic violation, he said.
After both vehicles’ occupants granted permission lo search, officers uncovered a small amount of cocaine and a dose, or “hit," of LSD hidden in the van, whose driver-owner was then arrested, he said. Both vehicles also contained drug paraphernalia, officers said.
Pledger man drowns
Thousands of troops march down Congress Avenue in Austin Sunday. (Photo by Stephanie Ferguson)Celebratingthe troops
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
AUSTIN — Tens of thousands of pro-troop supporters converged on the state Capitol Sunday to welcome home the men and women in uniform.
Adults and children alike waved flags and sported patriotic symbols as the Texas Heroes’ Parade took off in red, white and blue form down Congress Avenue from the Capitol.
This special parade is setting the stage for cities across the state planning special July 4th activities this year to show appreciation to the troops across the state that served in Operation Desert Storm.
In New Braunfels a committee is planning a special “welcome home” parade and celebration this July 4 to recognize those persons.
the Welcome Home Troops Committee has planned for a parade to begin at Main Plaza at ll a.m. Thursday.
More than 40 floats are expected to be seen in the local parade. The parade will wind its way to the Comal County Fairgrounds on Common Street for an oldfashioned picnic. For more information call Margi Handrick at 625-1884 or Wilton Wamecke Jr. at 629-2215.
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Divers recovered the body of a 30-year-old Matagorda County man who drowned in the Guadalupe River Monday afternoon.
Cecil Wayne O’Neal of Pledger drowned at 12:48 p.m. Monday in the river at the Farm-to-Market 306 bridge near Abbott’s River Outfitters, said Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer.
Divers and a New Braunfels Fire
Department rescue team, called rn to assist the sheriff’s department in the search, recovered the body at 2:35 p.m. about 25 feet from the eastern bank, Bremer said.
Two companions said the victim, who couldst swim, accidently slipped into the water.
Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Smith ruled the drowning accidental based on the investigation by Deputy Eddie Tijerina and Investigator Carl Davis, Bremer said.
Academy requests payment from NB U
Sonia and Robert Martinez (Photo by Stephanie Ferguson)
War is never forgotten
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
The sounds, the smells, the sight of war will forever be embedded in Staff Sgt. Robert Martinez’s mind — leaving him, along with other veterans of Operation Desert Storm, a lesson learned.
"No longer can you take anything for granted. No longer should you take the love, the caring of a family member or spouse for granted because you never know when it could be gone," Martinez
Sh WAR, Page 2
The New Braunfels Christian Academy has requested that New Braunfels Utilities pay $2,000 for equipment to protect the school’s telephone system from electrical surges produced by lightning strikes on NBU facilities next door.
The private school, located on Mission Hills Drive, is near the NBU radio tower and water tank at the end of Kerlick Lane.
“We recently experienced a lightning strike on that tower or tank, and they believe that strike on our system ruined their telephone system,” NBU General Manager Bob Sohn told the board of trustees Thursday.
The school’s board of directors in a recent letter asked the utility to pay for protective filter equipment to prevent such future occurrences, as recommended by the school’s tele*
"We recently experienced a lightning strike on that tower or tank." — NBU General Manager Bob Sohn._
phone repair company, Sohn said.
“I wish you would read the letter and get back to mc on (your) feelings about it and how you want to handle it, because I feel a’s something the board needs to think about,” Sohn said.
The school's director contacted.by telephone Monday afternoon declined to comment specifically, except to say that the academy looks forward to a continued good working relationship with NBU in this and other matters.