New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 8, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol 134. No 131
July 8, 1987
New Braunfels Herald Publishing *r>v 707 Landa St New Braunfels ’ oxas 781 3CHUSPS 377 800
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Joyce Schaefer us in Mi Kenna Memorial Hospital suffering from high blood pressure. She is in the intensive care unit and her husband. Gisbert, wishes her well. So do we Gisbert and Joyce work here at Harold’s place and Joyce became iii while on the job yesterday Well, we wish her a speedy recovery and we know the folks at our hospital do good work....
The Second Annual Circle K Rummage Sale will happen from 8 a rn to 4 p rn Sunday. July 12. al tile store in Starkville Soft drinks and popcorn will fill your tummy while you browse through a selection of children's toys, dishes, household items, mc-nacs. contractor items, clothes etc It s all for a worthy cause with proceeds from the sale going to the United C erebral Palsy Research Fund
( mpama de Danza Folkloric a will hold its annual Un l)ia Alegra at Ute Civic Center. Sunday. July 12 A Happy Day is in store for those of you attending the dante recital and variety show frau 3 to 6 30 p rn The presentation includes Beatris llamas, la Paloma l*ei Norte and Oscar /amora and Don Cherna Admission ta free A benefit dance will be held from . to ll p rn the same night with mush by la**. Herman os Kanas Donation is $3 before the dale (if the dance $^ at the door Fwd and drinks will be sold We’ll remind > all again Friday of this event which promises to be a lot of fun
We re told ti ait while business along lite Guadalupe Kiter has suffered a bit from the high flow from i any on Dam. Ponce Selma lube iTiule is doing well The » omaI is relatively unaffected by Ute Guadalupe until you float down the shortest river in the world into the big time channel Therefore a tot of people who tome here to enjoy our water resources find the l onwi is just tile thing to cool down a weekend It s packed, si course, as you know if you’ve been by
New Braunfels woman is among Moberg searchers
Jeannette Albrecht of New Braunfels is among a group of citizens organizing to .search a San Antonio landfill rn an effort to locate the body of Debbie Moberg.
Ray Moberg. the missing girl’s father, has confessed to murdering his daughter and placing her body in a dumpster in San Antonio. Before his recent confession. volunteers searched San .Antonio and surrounding counties for months following the teen’s disappearance iii January.
Albrecht, who has been a part of the search effort since January, said today she and other concerned citizens want to locate the girl’s body despite San Antonio officials' decision that the search would be too dangerous and too expensive
Reports indicate that asbestos and gas at the landfill could be hazardous to searchers The New Braunfels woman said she is concerned that if the murder victim * body is never found, it could set a horrible example for murderers in Hie future
Albrecht is asking that everyone interested in helping continue the search to call her at 625-4123 She said she hopes the
group of volunteers can persuade the San Antonio city government to continue the search, either immediately or rn the fall, when cooler weather makes conditions safer.
• My position is, if it is that easy for someone to dump a body, how many times has it been done before and how many times will it be done again’’ lf somebody thinks it is that easy to just put a body in a dumpster and that it’s not going to be found, who is going to say that it will be found’’” she asked ‘ This is like saying. If you want to hide a body, thru* it in a dumpster ’ So if it is a perfect way I to dispose of a body), w e have got to prove that it is not ”
Aibrecnt and other volunteers were planning a meeting for earlier today During the meeting, the group was hoping to call public attention to the need to continue tile search She added that while heat may create more dangerous conditions in the landfill, by this fall conditions will be more condusive to searching without tear of methane gas.
“lf it would be safer to do it in
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Teen escapes serious injury as car; train collide Tuesday
A New Braunfels teen ager flirted w t ... * •:
disaster Tuesday as his car slammed re. marking'
the side of a moving tram o: Santa Liar,* \.ex T:< < .» * >: ; ,1
Bradie) V*ittenb«rn. 16 escaped ti* » indent with lacerated knee' and abrav i.
New Braunfels Police report" stale the man wa» driving north on Santa ( .ar a < about I 15 p rn Tuesday, when he dropped his glasses While picking them a; ti -driver continued to drive and stru. k the > I* of the moving Missouri Kansas-Texas tr.».•
Wittenbum was treated and re eased ..
Mi Kenna Memorial Hosptta
Officer Russell Bell caid the tee! probably was not driving fastel than mph The driver, who w<»> not wearing . seat belt, had tile c af radio on as w ell as tin air conditioner Ida* train crus*uv
Braunfels. I Iuesday s av the scene of thought the collision They alw tar off,” sal home* is adj* said a net trim tree track'
Sympathetic parks panel hears citizen complaints
Bv DAVID MAY Staff Writer
A dozen persons appeared at Tuesday's meeting of New Braunfels Parks and Recreatior \ i Board to protest the implementation of the 25-cent surcharge for season swim pass holders, but later decided they were at the wrong meeting They vowed to garner more support and appear before City Council at its July 13 session After two hours spent listening to complaints from the citizens in attendance and explaining the reasoning behind the surcharge, board member Allene VV ifford for a second time made u motion to discontinue the 'urcharge to season pass Holders for the remainder of the year Hor motion was seconded by Robert Reeh. but wa" voted down in a 3*to-2 vote with member Rod Nelson abstaining Board Chairman Carl Fox broke a 2-tc>2 tie in the vote ofter Guadalupe Castillo and Louis Haass voted against the recommendation Fox said heNB planning board lacked a quorum
I^a< k uf vi quorum caused New Braunfels Board Planning and Zoning Commission to leave several plat approvals up to the planning department s staff of tw> and postpone three zoning changes for at least 36 days Absent from Tuesday's 7 30 p.m. meeting were John Durksen Robert Perez, Chris Weichsei. Joe Gomez arid I^arrv Alexander Present were Geneva Putska. Joe Hartigan, Jeff Mund and Thomas us sum**
A t dal »f about 35 acres was to be reviewed for retonmc some from residents, to < »mmercial use. others for changes from multi-fanuly to smgle-family zer- -lot-line ar * fr an zero-lot-Une to single farm!) residential PL.vs r. t at ted on by the commission are subject to review by planning "taff and will be approved or der,o J based on staff review Zoning changes must go before the commission.
De ay cd action bv the commission will fie confrere I at the next regular meeting Aug 4Family searches for missing uncle
R "ii Villarreal of New Braunfels is worried it . • cr 86-vear-old uncle who has been
’g 'inn* Friday Sebero Ramirez Garcia w.«s ast seen in Yoakum driving a 1976 Bar. undy < *hevrolet Nova
The n an is described as being about 5-feet, flinches tall and weighing between 150 to ITO fn ..nds with brown eyes and thinning gray flair. Garcia was wearing a Ugh! blue, short-sieeve s irt *,ray slat ks, dark blue canv as tennis shoes, .I baseball t ap with Texas on the front and eye glasses
Va..irreal asked that any one with information ab ut the man should call her at home at 625-0356 or at work at Texas Commerce Bank at 625-7451.
"if we couldn't convince you people who seem sympathetic, how are we going to convince a council who is far removed from the problem ?"
Joe Hales New Braunfels resident
believes it is too late in the season to address the problem and said the matter is one to be reconsidered before next year Nelson said he abstained bt*1 iuse he believed council could act without another board recommendation on the issue Member Jeff YanKleef was absent
The board sought feedback on the surcharge measure during its June 13 meeting following complaint' from season pass holders to Fox and Wofford. Wofford made a similar motion during that meeting, but that motion died for lack of a second
We are at the wrong meeting.' said lifelong resident Elsie Knuepper “We should be down at
Another citizen. Joe Hales, agreed The actions at City Hail are making you people unpopular,” he said But Hales, as did the rest of those present, said he is unsure if council could be convinced to rescind the surcharge to pass holders after failure by the board to vote favorably on Wofford's motion
If we couldn't conv ince you people, who seem to be sympathetic, how are we going to convince a council who is far removed from the problem0’’ asked Hales
The board, including Parks Director David Whatley, explained the department is struggling with a current budget of just under $890,000 — one that is slightly more than the department had in l&fci despite increased facilities to maintain such as the Prince Solms Park lube Chute and added parks acreage due to a recent land grant from Lower Colorado River Authority
I don t want the residents of New Braunfels to be upset with the parks board. Whatley said. “We want to meet the needs of the citizens, but we are caught between a rock and a financial hard place ”
Through a recommendation from the board. council earner this year approved increasing annua pass fees, discontinuing passes for out-of-town residents and implementing the surcharge. Funds from the quarter surcharge go into a special account which is controlled by the parks board to address future pool improvements. All other rev enues go into the general fund.
Council on June 18 approved a budget inflated some IO percent over the current y ear's amended budget that allows for the nud-year hiring of additional police and fire department personnel while cutting departmental budgets, terminating four City Hall staff positions and balancing it all with a 26 percent increase in property taxes and a requested transfer increase from New Braunfels Utilities
Whatley reported that some $3,000 has been placed in the capital improvements fund from the quarter surcharge with approximately $500 of that
coming from season pass entrances
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SAFES promises longevity in providing EMS coverage
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For some reason this item got lost in the shuffle, so we're giving credit where it s due Michael Kroner 13, pictured above, is a student at Canyon Middle School and the recipient of a National Science Award for acadenuc achievement He is the son of Mr and Mrs Karl Kroner of New Braunfels and his mom is a neat lady who took the lime to make sure tier son knows she loves turn and is proud Harold s mom w rote him to say she loves hun and sincerely nu sues her son She said she doesn t miss hun a lot, but Uh* little she does is sincere
Iinatty cloudy skit ' art an tap
for th** rest of the week, with a 30 percent chance of afternoon 30 thundershowers in the forecast for today and Thursday Tonight will be partly cloudy, becoming cloudy in the late evening. with a low in the nud 70s and a 20 percent chance of some
wet stuff The Menu
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COMICS .......... 16
DEAR ABBY 8
KALEIDOSCOPE 8 13
By JOHN KAST NI R Correspondent
St'HF R I Z In the business of emergency services, Tom Funk says his firm slacks up against all comers “Were teal proud of th* people here I think we provide one of tile best services at tile lowest passible cost,” said Turn Funk, SAFES direc tor in Schertz, concerning the emergency medical service which he directs
SAFES began operations here in April 1974 as tile result of the effort" of volunteers in the Schertz area of Guadalupe County. Funk lias been w ith the firm since its inception “I’m probably ilk* biggest hanger-on. I started with it," says Funk Staffed by both volunteers and paid personnel, SAFES serves eight towns, including Schertz, Eve Oak, Universal City, Selma, St Hedwig, Cibolo, Garden Ridge and Marion Marion is a recent addition to SAFES’ clientele That hamlet and City of New Berlin until recently contracted with Seguin Emergency Medical Service New Berlin lias
bu la nee Service
In addition to Uh* incorporated cities, SAFES serves the unui evaporated areas of Guadalupe County from its western boundary to Marion It covers an area south and east along tile Cibolo Creek to the Southern border of Guadalupe County and also extends west to the* St Hedwig area its area also ex tends north to the Garden Ridge and Selma area."
SAFES has four units to deliver emergency care and transportation All are certified BES, Basic life Support, with the state Each unit, however, uses Advanced life Suj>-port equipment, Funk says He said the majority of the time the units are staffed to AES level
We could lune certified as AES. but we have to guarantee that there s a paramedic on every run and I can t dottiat
We either have a paramedic or special skills technician on every one Eighty percent of my runs will have a paramedic on that run Ninety percent will have a paramedic or special skills,” he said In addition there is always a paramedic available cm call, he said
Equipment is no problem, said Funk
All four units are fully equipped for AES with heart monitors, defibrillators, lieart drugs and so forth
‘Durs are equipped exactly the same way as EMS in Seguin is equipped," he said
nim* are a total of 30 SAFES staff hued and paid through City of Schertz Salaries start at $1,200 per month.
Eke other emergency medical services. SAFES policy is to hone skills through continuing education All emergency personnel must be recertified every four years. There are various classes held throughout the year.
SAFES can be dispatched from three locations: police departments in Eve Oak, Universal City and Schertz
“This is not a dispatch point,” Funk said of SAFES offices
“The three FDs* areas are the dispatched ones called, as SAKES average response time varies depending upon the city or outlying area served,” he said.
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