New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Hill Country Adventure
Coming SundayBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Eva Villanueva, Francis Salge, R.H. Timmermann, Terri Quirino, Anjeanette Scrutchins, Elsa Z. Garza, Stacey Nicole Moore, Michael Owens, Jared Bar-ganier, Tina Marie De La Fucnte, John Zavala and Dave Cark.
Celebrating a birthday Saturday, Gilbert Guerrero Jr. and Valentino Munoz Jr.
Belated birthday greetings to David Ortega.
Celebrating an anniversary today, Atwell and Hilda Scholl.
“Happy anniversary” Saturday to Chris and Shannon Timmermann.
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.Open house
Get a sneak preview of the new Seniors’ Center of Comal County during Open House, set for noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the facility under renovation at 651 Landa St. Everyone is invited to tour the site. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.Senior Citizens
Remember to take those unused items to the old Krueger building, 472 W. San Antonio St. Saturday to be used for the Senior Citizens garage sale slated for July 27. Furniture, books, games, clothing, and toys arc just some of the items being accepted.Blood drive
First Protestant Church is sponsoring a blood drive Sunday. The South Texas Regional Blood Bank will be accepting donors from 8:30 ajn. to 12:30 p.m. at the Secle Parish House located on Coll Street. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the church office al 625-6951.Friends for Rivers
Local environmental group. Friends for Rivers will sponsor a forum 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. July 30 at Victoria Bank and Trust Annex,. 1000 N. Walnut Ave. Rebecca Bernard, associate director of public relations for the Texas Nature Conservancy will be the guest speaker.School registration
All returning Canyon High School students need lo pick up registration packets next week. Students who will be in grades nine through 12 at Canyon High this fall should report to the campus July 22, 23, 24 or 25 from I; a rn. lo noon or from I p.m. to gel their registration materials. For more information contact CHS Principal Will Krieg at 625-6251. Realty class New Braunfels Board of Realtors is sponsoring six hours of Texas Real Estate Commission — Mandatory Continuing Education July 25 at die Faust Hotel. Al I licensed real estate agents and brokers are required lo complete 15 hours of training for license renewal.
Offered will be “Buyer Agency" from I to 4:30 p.m. and "The Residential Unit As Ari Investment” from 6 to 9:30 p m. Fee per course is $35 for New Braunfels associa-
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Ratting down the Guadalupe River (above), exploring the Gruene Historic District and watching a ski show at McQueeney^ Lake Breeze Ski Lodge were among area activities for the Sunshine Kids, young cancer patients from throughout the United States enjoying this week s 1991 National Texas Hill Country Adventure. (Photo courtesy of Rockin' R River Rides)
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Man indicted for kidnapping
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A Canyon Lake man was indicted Wednesday by the Comal County Grand Jury on charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault stemming from a May 20 incident involving a female convenience store clerk.
Floyd Dewayne Allen Jr., 21, of the Tanglewood Shores area of Canyon Lake was arrested near the store located on Farm to Market Road 306 by Sgt. Dennis Koepp of the Comal County Sheriff’s Department.
In other indictments, two men from
the Houston area were indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance, LSD. James Fyffe, 24, of Houston and Lome Rude, 26, of Alvin were arrested May 6 at a Guadalupe River Campground. At the time of the arrest, officers seized 66 hits or dosages of LSD, four ounces of marijuana and $812 in cash, sheriff’s officials said. No charges were filed on the marijuana.
Indictments on various other charges include:
Carter Cox, 32, of Canyon Lake; DWI, subsequent offense.
Arthur Walsh, 17, of Sattler; burg
lary of a building.
Larry Hardin, 24, of Route 2; DWI, subsequent offense.
Jose Vallejo, 20, of 200 block of McGaugh; burglary of a habitation.
Rodolfo Ledesma, 27, of Houston; burglary of a habitation.
Gilbert Gonzales Jr., 30, of 2000 block of W. Bridge; possession of firearm by a felon, enhancement.
Grace Little, 46, of Universal City; Unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts.
Carlos Munoz, 28, of Rush Lane;
possession of a controlled substance, cocaine.
Ramiro Esquivel, 40, of Route 6; possession of a controlled substance, cocaine.
Pat Goins, 34, of San Antonio; theft by check.
Cecil Overton Jr., 45, of Route 6; DWI, subsequent offense.
Bobby Precce, 33, of Seguin; DWI, subsequent offense, enhanced.
Ross Harris, 49, of Sunset Courts; possession of controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Shirley Claycomb, 40, of 800 block
Highway 81 West; possession of controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Terry Gallion, 37, of 1000 block N. Walnut; possession of controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Leroy Stubbs, 55, of Route 2; DWI, subsequent offense.
Randolph Blandford, 30, of San Antonio; DWI, subsequent offense.
Tina Marie Arnold, 26, of 1000 block N. Walnut; possession of controlled substance, methamphetamine.
Eduardo Rodriguez, 42, of 800 block County Line Rd.; possession of controlled substance, heroin.COURTCASES
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Today’s forecast continues die recent trend, with a high in die niid-90s and a low in nud-70s accompanied by mild south winds and a chance for late afternoon or evening thundershowers. The uend is expected to continue through the weekend. Thursday’s high in New Braunfels was 94 and die overnight low was 68. For more weather information, please see Page 2A.
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Firm seeks insurance rate hike
By MARK WARNKEN
Blue Cross and Blue Shield has requested a 22.7-perceni increase in Comal County health insurance premiums for 1991-92.
Frank Wetting, the county’s insurance agent, told the Commissioners Court during a workshop before die regular meeting Thursday that he continues to negotiate with the insurance company, bol said there’s hide hope of reducing die hike request by more than 2 or 3 percent The county’s renewal deadline is Sept. I, he said.
Commissioners took no formal action, but did tentatively set a workshop for the last week of July. Commissioners plan to consider staying with Blue Cross and adding or trimming benefits, bidding out health insurance again, joining a health-care program being set up by McKenna Memorial Hospital, becoming fully or par daily self-insured, and other options.
Comal County’s insured group paid $419,000 in premiums between March 31, 1990, and April I, but $360,000, or more than HO percent, of that was incurred claims. Incurred claims include claims still being investigated and the $293,000 already paid on claims. Wetting said. Thai means Blue Cross admuusiered and investigated county employees' claims for 12 months for $59,000.
“There’s no question that Blue Cross and Blue Shield lost money on this group over that 12 months," Wetting said.
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July 19, 1991
Two Sections, 18 PagesCounty vote
By MARK WARNKEN SMH Writer
The Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday postponed for a week filling a vacancy on the Water Oriented Recreation District board of directors.
County Judge Carter Casteel and Precinct I Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo" Evans next week will interview nine people interested in the WORD appointment and submit a nomination to the court.
“We’re going to have to interview these folks,” Casteel said "They’re coming out of the woodwork wanting to serve on this board. In all fairness to ourselves and the community, I dunk we're going to need to meet with each one of them.”
The vacant term will expire Dec. 31, 1992. The vacancy, created by the resignation last week of Richard Brandon, will be filled by an individual who either resides or owns property rn the district.
Brandon arid another river mer cham recently resigned as directors in the wake of a legal controversy about
Summer’s weather, visitor trends expected to continue
The National Weadier Service for die New Braunfels are? calls for hot weather arid slight chance of rain this weekend.
Saturday arid Sunday, skies are expected to be partly cloudy. High temperatures will be in die nud-90s with lows in the 70s. Each day there is less durn a 20 percent chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms. On Saturday, NWS meteorologists predict IO- lo 15-mph winds from the
Roughly 20,000 daytime arid overnight visitors are expected in New Braunfels this weekend, the typical number for a non-holiday summer weekend.
Around 3,000 people are expected to attend Old Gruene Market Days from IO a rn. to 6 p m. Saturday and Sunday, according to founder and volunteer coordinator Paula Rothe. Admission is free.
Weaving is but one of the artistic endeavors taught by Nancy Boite at Comal Elementary School’s Summer Art Camp Read more about it in Sunday’s Kaleidoscope Section. (Photo by Annates Schlickenrieder)
Commissioners to wait on WORD
local river regulation. Last week, commissioners appointed Guy Anderson to fill the unexpired term of Bill Perkins, whose term would have been up Dec. 31.
“ll was reported in the paper thai we had a wave of resignations, and i’d like to give special recognition to die fact that we've had a multiple of waves of very highly qualified volunteers to serve on this board." Evans said.
Also, the court received a pennon from residents of the Oak Village Nonh subdivision near Bulverde concerning a low-water crossing there.
Evans, County Engineer Mac McCoy and state Highway Department Resident Engineer Bobbie Hasen met with die homeowners association there Saturday, Evans said.
“We discussed this with diem and acknowledged dial we appreciated the input concerning die low-water crossing in the area. They presented the petition at that meeting," he said
The petition is signed by people from throughout the county, Evans
said. A watershed of more than 15,000 acres drains through that area. McCoy said.
“We’ve been aware, as has been everyone in the county, for a long time that there’s a water problem out there, but there is no quick fix," Evans said.
A project to significantly improve die situation would not only require expensive ecological studies but also would require a “bunch of money," Evans said.
In other business, commissioners:
• Directed the county road department to spend up to $4,000 on a 32-space parking lot behind the Extension Service building.
• Approved a $5,948 expenditure for an additional temporary full-time clerk position for die County Court-At Law. Beginning Jan. I, die position will become permanent.
• Discussed the possibility of contracting for a fleet fueling gasoline dispensing system with three or more locations throughout the county during the workshop session preceding die regular meeting.
By ROBERT STEWART Stab Writer
A volunteer firefighter with the Bulverde Fire Department was convicted Thursday of felony theft over $750 and under $20,000. She was sentenced to IO years probation and ordered to pay a $2000 fine and serve one year in a community restitution center, District Attorney Bill M. Reimersaid.
Conine Ann Schlueder, 26, of Bulverde was pronounced guilty by Judge Robert T. Pfucffer in state district coun. She plans to appeal the conviction and was released on a $5000 appeal bond.
"The strength of the evidence is what gave us this conviction,” Reimer said.
Schlucdcr was videotaped in the act of taking money by a security system at a convenience store where she was employed. The store was known as Boon Docks General Store on Highway 46 near Bulverde and is now known as The Farmer’s Market.
Owners Michael and Cathy Duross say that the thefts, which extended over a period of five months, devastated their small business.
“Basically, what she did was put us out of business and cost five people their jobs," Cathy Duross said. “She stole at least $8600 ”
Duross said that they were recently able to reopen the store.
“I was in the hospital having my second baby and we had hired her based on the strength of her community involvement and basically put her in as a manager,” she said. "We thought we could trust her because she was with the fire department."
Schlueder was also ordered to pay restitution for about $1500 in hot checks she cashed in San Antonio, Reimer said.
“She just works here on a very limned basis," a Bulverde Fire Department official said*Shoplifting charge
A San Antonio woman was convicted of shoplifung this week in Comal County District Court and sentenced to five years in prison, District Attorney Bill M. Reinter said.
Pamela Gail Moore. 35, was sentenced to five years in prison for the theft of $40 worth of cigarettes from a Diamond Shamrock convenience store in Comal County. The charge was a class B misdemeanor enhanced to third degree felony by previous convictions, Reinter said.
The five-year sentence will be slacked on a 12-year sentence for a forgery conviction in San Antonio for
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