New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 12, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 94-No. 137
July 12,1985 25 Cents
22 Pages —2 Sections11 killed, 89 injured in Kuwait blast
KUWAIT (AH) A number of suspects have been arrested in the bombing of two crowded seaside cafes in which ll people died and 89 were injured, a security official said today.
Authorities halted outgoing flights at Kuwait airport and coast guard boats patrolled Kuwait's territorial waters to try to seal all exits from the Persian Gulf country.
No one claimed responsibility for the Thursday bombings, the latest in a string of terror attacks in this oil-nch nation of 1.5 million.
"A number of suspects have been arrested,” said the security official, w ho spoke only on condition he not beClose
callBoy rescued from Comal
By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer
A 6-year-old San Antonio boy who almost drowned at the city 's Tube Chute Thursday evening wsitting up in bed and eating his breakfast” this morning at a San Antonio hospital.
A spokeswoman at Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital said Pablo Garcia was doing fine” this morning after being rescued from the waters of the Comal River about 6 18 p rn. Thursday
Garcia was under water at the Tube Chute for about five minutes. said a McKenna Memorial Hospital spokeswoman, who added that Garcia's condition was stabilized there before he was transferred to San Antonio.
• Witnesses at the scene resuscitated him,” she said ‘ On arrival here he was alert, so they successfully resuscitated him at the scene.”
A New Braunfels Fire Department spokesman said he believes the child's parents did not know Garcia was in the water A passer-by saw turn in tile water, pulled him out. and administered cardio-pulminary resuscitation until the FMS arrivedInside
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It will be partly cloudy this weekend with a 20 percent chance of ram. Highs will be in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s through the weekend. Yestorsday’s high was 87 and this morning’s low was 68
County wants to buy land after leases fall through
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
After another lease proposal fell through, county officials have decided to try to buy land at Canyon I .ake for a satellite office
County Commissioner Bill George said he was recommending the county find a piece of property out at the lake to buy after negotiations with the Sattler VFW Post broke down.
Other property for lease has been offered; for instance. Constable
Fidel Tames of Precinct 4 last week found a piece of land, a triangular tract where River Road intersects FM 2673, that he said the owner would be w tiling to offer for the terms made by the Cany on l.ake Volunteer Fire Department or the Sattler VFW.
“It’s not the same,” George said. ‘ They want $20U per month rent.” (The other two mentioned offered $100 and $125 per month rent)
“It will save taxpayers in the long run for us to go ahead an buy some property out there,” George said. * The only reason we were con
sidering leasing was because it was from these civic organizations '
The satellite office has been an idea the county has pursued for many y ears Presently the only office at the lake is the office of Justice of the Peace and Constable Precinct 4, and is being rented for $300 per month.
The county wanted to build the facility to house a commissioner-constituent meeting area, the sanitation department, a court for the constable and justice of the peace, and possibly others.
The county plans to use as the
satellite office the temporary building that housed some jail inmates and is now vacated since the move to the new county jail.
In the land deal offered by the Sattler VFW Post, some members came forward with an offer to the county. But the members felt the price wasn’t right for the amount of that that would be tied up.
We were confused about the amount of land the county was asking for,” Post Commander Jim Bird
See LAND, Page 12ASchertz, Green Valley battle over water service along 1-35
By SARAH DUKE Staff writer
The battle between the city of Schertz and the Green Valley Water Corporation is over but no one knows yet who won the war.
The conflict, over which entity is entitled to provide water to an area along 1-35, has raged since the beginning of this year and could go on for many more months.
The Public Utilities Commission is
finished hearing the case and the decision is expected within the next few weeks
The disputed area is in expected to see enormous growth in the future. Both sides maintain they are entitled to serve the area.
Roots of the conflict go back to 1976 when the PUC was formed. At that time, the commission divided the state into areas and certified either cities or private water companies with the right to provide water to an
Both the city of Schertz and Green Valley were certified for the same area running along 1-35 for seven miles between FM 3009 to just south of the Northeliffe subdivision including parts of FM 1103. FM 482 and FM 2252.
All of this area is within Schertz’s extra-territorial jurisdiction and city officials claim that Schertz has the right to expand into its ETJ.
Green Valley has served rural
customers in the area since 1964 and company officials say they have the right to stay.
“They’ve (city officials) let us develop the area to a certain point and come in and taken over the subdivisions,” said David Davenport, Green Valley’s general manager.
Schertz officials say that they aren’t trying to take over Green Valley’s business but just want to provide city residents with services
"We’re not trying to hurt their business,” said Schertz mayor Earl Sawyer. "I hope that we can stay dually certified and work out there together.”
Currently, HO people live in the disputed 14 square miles.
Green Valley is requesting the PUC to either divide the area between the two entities or grant certification to Schertz or Green Valley.
Green Valley is hoping to remain certified in the area because it has a
$6.5 million debt to the Farm and Home Administration and to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority. Company officials say that if they are not permitted to serve the disputed area, their ability to pay back the loan will be jeopardized.
The PUC has the option to do nothing in the case and to make the two parties settle the problem for themselves. Green Valley has
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New Braunfels. TexasSA teen dies in mishap
A 13-year-old boy died after a three-wheeler accident at Awesome Texas Connections on U.S. Hwy. 28; near Bulverde around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
Gilbert S. Cantu, 13, of San Antonio was pronounced dead on arrival at 9:12 p.m. Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio.
Bulverde-Spring Branch F.MS responded to the call and the Sheriff's Department went to the scene later, Sheriff’s Investigator Kermit Kroesehe said.
Awesome Texas Connections rents the three-wheelers and has an off-road track for the cycles to run on. Cantu who was accompanied by his mother was riding one of the three-wheelers when he hit a something, a witness told EMS technician Jerry Williams.
“The cycle reared back and went over on top of the boy,” Williams related the story he had heard. “He (Cantu) hit his neck, and we found a large knot on his neck that proved to be a break when we got him to the hospital.”
The manager of the three-wheel track was very upset when the ambulance arrived.
• He really needed treatment too, but he refused treatment,” Williams said “I personnaiy have helped with only one other accident out there.”
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identified. “The two time bombs that ripped through the cafes were 25 kilograms (55 pounds! of TNT each, placed by terrorists on the grass under chairs along the playgrounds of the cafes."
Other officials said an unspecified number of Shute Moslem suspects had been rounded up. There are about 200.000 Shutes in Kuwait, including about 140.000 expatriate workers from Iran. Iraq and lebanon.
Kuwait has been the target of terror attacks by Shutes who apparently view it as favoring predominantly Sunni Moslem Iraq in its 5-year-old war against Iran. Iran
is a Persian nation, not Arab, and is predominantly Shiite.
Among the dead was Col. Khalil Claith, director of supervision and coordination at the Criminal Investigations Department, security officials said.
« The Interior Ministry was “flooded" with anonymous telephone calls reporting bombs placed at the Parliament building and other locations. The calls turned out to be hoaxes, the security official said
The first blast occurred at the a1* Sharq seaside cafe in Kuwait city, killing eight people The second occurred three minutes later at the al-Saliyeh cafe in the densely
populated Salmiyeh district six miles away. Three people were killed there, security officials said Both cafes were crowded with families enjoying the eve of the Moslem sabbath.
Hospital sources said the dead included an Egyptian worker and IO Kuwaiti nationals. Full identifications were not unmediately available.
Security forces sealed the areas around the two blasts and detoured civilian traffic, witnesses said. Police cleared a public park near the al-Sharq cafe, apparently for fear of more explosions.
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