New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 4, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels Republican Women celebrating 25 years
Einstein’s Theory of Relativity is applicable to the New Braunfels Republican Women: E (Energy) + M (Motivation) - C2 (Celebration in a BIG WAY).
Soler eclipses record at Three Parks Run
Roger Soler set a new record in the fifth annual Three Parks Run Saturday with a time of 15 minutes and two seconds in the fivedcilometer run. Soler won $100 be knocking one second off the old course record. _
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Miller loves the city 's mayor
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I as New Braunfels’ may-le faces a busy day of meetings, and family plans, xor the town never diminishes.
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Vol. 137, No. 146
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
June 4, 1989
50 Cents Four Sections, 44 Pages
More sultry weather
is on the
way, but a 40 percent chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon
could bring New Braunfels some
relief. Today’s high will be in the
mid-90s while tonight’s
j low will
be in the mid 70s. Chances of
thunderstorms diminish to 30 per
Mayor calls for conservation
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
New Braunfels Mayor Doug Miller has officially asked all arca residents and businesses to conserve water in light of a potential shortage.
“This is a team effort, and it’s a situation we’re all affected by,” Miller said in a press conference Friday afternoon. “The whole region is facing a water shortage. United, we can stall some of the effects of a water shortage.”
Miller announced the area currently is in the first stage of the conservation program. In this stage, Miller suggested such measures as education programs, coordination of activities among various groups, development of special water use provisions for recreational areas and tourist attractions, and general efforts to discourage waste and improve efficiency in the use of water.
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Seguin fugitive snared at McKenna hospital
He loves plants and lives in New Braunfels. He owns a business in Grucne, he’s 35 years old and his name is Caryl Ray Box.
But please don’t confuse him with Ray Dennis Box, 33, of New Braunfels, who was arrested May 12 for stealing house plants. Newspapers try to- avoid this sort of confusion by publishing the address and age of persons who arc arrested, but it didn’t seem to do any good in this case.
Caryl Ray Box requested the Herald Zeiiung clarify the confusion aller being barras set! about the arrest. The Herald apologizes lo Mr Box for the confusion....
Community Education Summer brochures are out. For information about Omial 1SD Community Ed classes, call 625-8081 between 8 and 4 p.m.
Meanwhile, mere are two new classes that arc not listed in the brochure. Decorating Flip-Flops and Sun Visors for kids between IO and 15 years old with various types of ribbon and paints on rubber thongs and visors will be June 22 from 7 to V pm. at Canyon High School. Sunvisor, paints and ribbon will be furnished.
A Beginning Ballroom Dancing Class taught by Maxine Miller Scott will begin June 6 at Canyon High School from 7 to 9 pm.
Call Community Bd at 625-8081 to register for either class,,..
I he annual celebration for adult education participants will be June 9 at 7 30 p m at the Seguin High School Cafeteria (fifth wing), in Seguin for the Comal. New Braunfels and Seguin independent school districts. Alfonso Rincon, editor and publisher of the Casablanca Revue, will be the keynote speaker.
Join the staff in honoring (hose who have successfully completed their GED tests and those who have worked hard to improve their English, reading and math skills ...
More than 2,700 boys and girls from the 160 Hermann Sons lodges across Texas, including the lodges in Comal County, are expected to attend the Hermann Soils Youth Summer Camp this season in the Hill Country at Comfort. Located in Comfort, the fraternal benefit society’s camp will open ai 2 pm today with six weekly sessions for girls, followed by five sessions for boys with July 16 lo Aug 19
Opening day this year wilt include the dedication at 3:30 today of the Donna Lynn Veiler Memorial Amphitheater, given by Mr and Mrs Jerome Veuer of New Braunfels in memory cd" their daughter.,..
Charlie Rose Defensive Dr iv mg Hasses are June 6 and 8 from 6 to IO pan at Canyon High School Fee is $25 and to sign up, call 625 8081 or 625-8576.
Max Crow also is teaching a class June 6 and 8 from 6 to IO pm. m Mountain Valley School, call 964-3491 to sign up. ..
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A tired and barefooted fugitive from Seguin was taken into custody Friday at McKenna Memorial Hospital after leading law enforcement officials on a shooting spree and an air, vehicle, and foot chase.
“He was in pretty bad shape,” said New Braunfels police officer Russell Bell, who was called to the hospital. “He had large thorns in his feet and he couldn't walk very good — all die run was out of him.”
Jared Keith Bloch, who escaped
from the Guadalupe Valley Hospital in Seguin while being held prisoner in Guadalupe County, ended his run in the New Braunfels hospital.
Bloch remains in the Guadalupe County Jail in solitary confinement, wearing only a papcr-typc gown, said Guadalupe County Chief Deputy Laverne Taft.
He remains in jail without bond on charges of attempted capital murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and escape.
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Waste Management s Captain Waste gets in the cleanup spirit in Saturday’s citywide cleanup. (Staff photo)
Citizens refuse to keep old refuse
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Peach preserves and old refrigerators were tossed away Saturday during a citywide cleanup that netted 3,000 yards of trash, 120 yards of recycable metals and a visit from Captain Waste.
Waste Management Inc. along with the Safe City Commission cleaned New Braunfels from top to bottom as residents packed dumpsters and made trips to the landfill with trash of all kinds.
“It’s been unbelievable," said SCC member Grog Camgan. who was assisted by his son. Daniel. “They’ve come out of the woodwork.”
Captain Waste, garbed in mask and cape, said he’s been to every point in Texas to New Mexico and has never seen a city — the size of New Braunfels — beaming with such organization and citizen participation. ‘This is outstanding.” he said.
“It’s everyone’s job” to clean up. the captain said. "Our environment
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Districts combat dropout rates
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
Last week. graduating seniors from the local high schools celebrated the end of their high school careers and the beginning of their new lives. 17ns auspicious event was marked by die receiving of a diploma which will open many doors for them education and career-wise.
However, there are some kids their age who did not receive their diplomas because they did not finish high school. Frustrated by failure or just plain tired of school, these kids quit school to find what they considered to be a better life Without that diploma, though, many students stand a slim chance of success. More employers are
requiring that high school diploma for employment and without a job, many dropouts become welfare recipients.
Currently, the state's dropout rate stands at 34 percent. About one-third of all students in Texas schools vc ill drop out before receiving their high school diploma.
Locally, school officials are seeing a lower percentage of dropouts. New Braunfels Independent School District has a dropout rate of 8.6 percent overall. Comal Independent School District reports a dropout rate of around 6 percent.
Studies by both school districts indicate that most drop-
See DROPOUT, Page 2 ANBISD plans tax hearing
New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees will conduct a public hearing on Ute proposed tax rate Monday night at 7:30 in the Education Center board room at 430 W. Mill.
During the regular board meeting last month, members approved a proposal to set the tax rate at no higher than SI .08 per $100 proper ty valuation in order to avoid a
See TAXES, Page 2ABass returning to lake
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
Canyon Lake will be in the swim again with the return of the annual fish stocking program of the Texas Barks and Wildlife Department.
The board of directors of die Waler Oriented Recreation District and the Stan/ville Business Owners Association this week announced the suite will once again stock striped bass in the lake on an annual basis
According lo Jeiry Moore, contact person between Texas Parks and Wildlife and the business association, Texas Parks and Wildlife inland fisheries division will stock approxi
mately 89.000 striped bass in Canyon Lake sometime this month The stocking will continue at the same rate every year “We had an excellent striper program years ago,” Moore said “In 73, they (TPW) discontinued the program on die lake. Now after a six-year absence, they are assuming die prog ram permanently."
Many of die super* dial were in the take after the parks department stopped stocking were lost duough the dam in the flood of IVK7.
Moore says the fish dial wilt be
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BEIJING (AP) — Soldiers stormed Tiananmen Square early Sunday and crushed a dircc-wcck student sit-in for democracy, shooting and heating their way through crowds in clashes. A hospital doctor estimated at least 500 people died.
The helmeted troops violently cut a swath through the heart of Beijing to get to the the central xquare, rolling through barricades
and surging masses on surrounding
The crackdown came two weeks after the government declared martial law in an effort to end the student occupation of the square that began May 13 for a freer China with less corruption By 3:30 am (2 30 pm EDT Saturday), soldiers and riot police
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Iranian leader Ayatollah Kuholiah Khomeini died Sunday. 12 days after he underwent surgery for bleeding in his digestive system, the official Iranian news agency reported
The Islamic Republic News Agency, monitored rn London, reported hts death iii an urgent despatch without giving details.
Tehran Radio, the state-run radio, also reported the avaiottah’s death in
IU early morning broadcast, reported the British Broadcasting Corp , monitored in London
Iran on Saturday had said Khomeini's health was deteriorating and urged the nation to pray for the leader, who underwent surgery last month for bleeding ut his digestive system Iran’* state-run radio and television, monitored in Nicosia, had said the 86-year-old leaders condition was declining bul it gave no details.
Wasserfest was a wacky, wet weekend
Wateriest accomplished a second year Saturday Kendrick, left, of San Antonio and an unidentified Wassertes: fe ai ufed continuous musica c c ’arwneru a 'iver pa a
with an additional water event, more booths and a tuber try to talk Kendrick s 2 year old son Kory into de, barbecue cooivoft and, et course, water events Adov#, a you' g
lot more barbecue as people gathered along the taking acool dip. no* s or gf: as fie rides the "but c rodeo event, whae
Comal River banks to celebrate summer Karen a feiiow Ou inoer tabs off into the drink (Stab photos)