New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 4, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139, No. 141
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Kenard Boord
June 4, 1991
One Section, 12 Pages
Partly cloudy conditions wilh ii slight chance lur ruin, a high near 91 and an overnight low near 73 are I or cc UM (or tile arca today, lite same story should continue Ute next scveial days, l ot weather details, sec Page 2.
Plans made for second race
ACS sees ‘ducky’ developments
Mr Dee gets in a ducky day of practice tor his upcoming public appearances on behalf of the Great New Braunfels Duck Race (Photo by Jamie Lee Campbell)
By JAMIE LIX CAMPBELL suit WIll«r
Ai the American Cancer Society gears up tor its second Great New Braunlcts DulL Race, the plastic ducks are ieee ping company with a
"We're luvutg this meeting to get our ducks ui a row ’* caid Mary Faria, Ais 1 slant Administrator of McKenna Me moi tai Hospital and volunteer planner for die ACS Duck Race
Volunteers met at MMR Monday evening to discuss ow event The race is scheduled for July 7.
"Mr IVe. the duck (a man ut a duck suit) will he making appearances — kids can have dtcir picture taken with Mr Dee, ” Far ta said “A donation would he j^veclated,” Pana added
Mr Dee s first official appearance will he Saturday at ll LB, WI W. San Antonio Mr Dec also appear has June 15 and 22 appearances planned, final appearance before Ute race is scheduled for July h
VS c li he selling tickets for the race all over town,” Fat ta said bach ticket vc til tie matched vc idi one of lite ducks A contribution ut $5 is required to pm tic 1 pate
lite duck race villi he held at Schlmeihahn Water Park's New Stiffen-burg Rte event is scheduled lo hegtn at 5: 30 p.m. un July 7. Pana said all proceeds from the race “serve cancel patients rn New Hr aul lids and die Comal County aiea Rte money provides services, supplies and education.''
Contestants iii the duck race could win a variety of prices there will! he duce day vacations, season passes to Schlater haha, gift certificates and mote, according to I ana
“We’U also so fuve game s like tug of war and the ihrcc-lcggcd duck lace,” Far ta said.
For more information call Mary Hana ai 625-91 ll Eat. 194.
SM NUISO. Pay# 2StammtischBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Caleb Nicri, Graccjanc Seale, Mary Esther Rodriguez, Miguel A. Madcro Sr. and Mary Alice Vela.
Belated best wishes to Bobby Bacon and Amy Bright.
"Happy anniversary" today to Howard and Betty Eickcnhorst. Belated anniversary greetings to Bill and Donna McCaw.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call die day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Parade meeting
Planners of the Fourth of July "Welcome Home Troops” parade in New Braunfels will conduct another meeting with participants at 7 p.m. Thursday at Knights of Columbus Hall on Lamia Street.
Organizers Cheryl Scott and Wilton Warneckc encourage representatives of every civic organization and service club to attend and invites all interested individuals. The group is seeking Desert Stout! and Vietnam veterans to .uh* iii Boats or march in the parade Also sought is a sponsor to cli cerate die necessary floats.
Hic parade is but a portion of me day’s activities, which will Moil wilh a patriotic ceremony, inc ludo entertainment and concessions and conclude wilh a fire vs oi ks display.Street closure
South Casten Avenue from West San Antonio Street lo Kiuusc’s Cafe was to be closed ti oui 7 a.m. lo 5 p.m. today for utility construction.Rummage sale
On Saturday, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cadiolic Church will NjKMisor a unique dual-benefit rummage sale in the church hall. Funds tor die church will he raised iloough the rental of tables and It) by 8 foot spaces al a cost of >10 each. Participants can make money for themselves by what Uiey sell.
lo reserve a space, call (>25-35.14 or drop by the church cl lice al 138 W. Austin by Wednesday.
I he sale will Ik from 8 a m. to 4 p iii. Saturday and is o|R*n lo the public.Home schooling
Home Schooling Day activities mc scheduled from 11 a.rn. lo 3 p.m. Saturday al the Si. Anthony Convent in San Antonio. 'Hic event, sponsored by Our latdy of d»c Rosary Catholic Home School and users of its curriculum, is under the direction of Janice Smyihc. Babysitting is available.
I he event is free and open to the public.
Persons with questions are invited to call Debbie Niland in New Braunfels, 625-6584, or Sandra Crouch in San Antonio, 512/651 ^>453.Genealogy society
Guest speaker al tonight’s meeting of the Comal County Genealogical Society will be Robert ‘ Bob” Robinson-Zwahr of San Antonio, author of a I wo-volume Bremer family history.
Tuesday’s meeting begins at 7 p.m. in die Herb Schneider Room of Victoria Hank’s North Building. lite club’s quarterly publication, Ioolsleps, will be distributed al die meeting.
Comal County Genealogical Society meets die first Tuesday of each month. President of die organization is Raymond Stoats.
Sot STAMMTISCH. Pity* 2Good Day
Hipolito Cardenas, left, and Jose Eleazar Herrera hang from the side of the building, cleaning the windows of New Braun'es’ Executive Bank building. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Man convicted here loses appeal
From STAFF and WIBC Bt POH 13
A San Antonio man sentenced to death by a Comal County jury iii 1985 has lost a Supreme Court appeal Monday in the robbing and shooting of five Mexican nationals. One victim died.
Rodolfo Baiza Hernandez was sentenced six months after the incident lo die by ledtal injection.
The court let stand rulings that Hernandez was sentenced fairly. His
The water release rate from the Canyon Lake reservoir was decreased to 380 cubic feet per second from 580 cfs Monday morning, according to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.
The release rate was adjusted down to reflect declining inflows into the reservoir. As of Friday, May 31, reservoir inflow was recorded at 218 cfs, and the reservoir elevation stood at 906.35 feet above mean sea level, about 2.65 feet below the conservation pool elevation of 909 feet, Ute top of Ute lake.
appeal did not challenge his Comal (’ounty murder conviction.
Hernandez met in San Antonio five young men who had entered the country illegally from Mexico and were seeking to teach a Denton ranch where they had been told they could lind jobs.
Hernandez offered to drive them to Denton, but after driving into Comal County stopped his car near New
"Inflow of about 200 cfs is not unusual for this time of year.” said David Welsch, GBRA director of planning and development.
The indow has slowed during Ute past month, and continued rains will be needed upstream, from Kerrville down, to keep the releases up. Welsch said. But recent rains have enabled the GBRA to keep Ute release rate higher than Ute inflow for the ume being, he said.
The river downstream depends on
Braunfels and oidcrcd the nun out. Each of Uic five men was shot aud robbed, but only one Victor herr a noCcrvan — died from his wounds.
The other four survived and testified against Hernandez.
Court documents indicate dial Her nandcz bragged about helping solve his state’s overpopulation of illegal aliens.
His appeal challenged the testi
inflow, not lake elevation, and although the current inflow is stronger than this time last year, it is still con sidered rn the low range. GBRA Gen eral Manager John Specht said rn a recent water resources report. This means that no addiuonal water can be stored in Ute reservoir and dial, depending on future rainfall, Hows may continue to decline as summer approaches, he said. Downsiicom recreational activities in New Braun fels require strong Hows.
ITie current lake level is almost five
mony of a court appointed psychiatrist at Hernandez’s sentencing trial.
I he psychiatrist had examined him before the guilt or-innocence trial to determine if he was mentally competent. At the sentencing trial, the psychiatrist testified about Hernandez's “future dangerousness.”
Hernandez’s lawyer was given a chance to cross-examine the
feet higher than at Uhs ume last year, so Canyon Lake is still in good snape to deliver water from storage to meet water-rtghis commitments downstream si iou Id Ute drought continue through Ute summer. Specht said. For the most part, the average monthly inflow toto the reservoir since 1987 has remained levs than JOO cfs.
GBRA operates Canyon Reservoir to store portions of high level flows for use in drought and low-flow eondiuons.
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
The New Braunfels City Council on Monday directed the city attorney to study Ute possibility of polling residents about an ordinance restricting transportation of hazardous waste on city streets in Ute Aug. IO referendum on alcohol sales.
Although Ute council took no for mal action during the workshop. Mayor James Goodbread asked City Attorney Barry Moore to look into the legal aspects of the proposal presented by Securing A Future Environment (SAFE).
The ad hex: citizens committee opposes plans of Lafarge Corp and its subsidiary, Systech Environmental Corp., to store and bum hazardous waste as fuel ai Ute Balcones Cement Plant, Ujcaied wiUtut a mile of the city limits.
The proposed transportation restr-icuons are intended to make Lafarge's plan difficult and cost-prohibiuve, SAFE President David Wallace told Ute council.
Wallace requested that Ute courted allow voters to consider establishment of an ordinance restricting “heavy industrial transportation** of hazardous waste on city streets. Wallace also distributed to council members a similar ordinance from an Alabama city with a cement plant.
"They (in Alabama) are just trying to do as much as humanly possible ut proeeer their community, and that’? what we re asking here,” Wallace and “We’re on top of Ute aquifer, and it wouldn’t take but a few minutes for a major spill to get in there." The vamp Ie ordinance also limits the routes, umes and speeds such trucks van travel to protect residents around Ute plant, he added
Council Member Loraine Kraft said that because Ute plant is not in Ute city limits, hazardous waste could be moved to Ute cement plant over county roads from Ute south.
"One possibility is to annex those roads so gain some local control, md certainly Ute county can play a role in Uhs, too,” said SAFE Miaul number Paul Pennington.
But the city bas guidelines to meet when un tex.ng property, particularly providmg city services, Goodbread said. Rte expensive extension of services to sparely insulated areas isn’t always in the taxpayer ‘test interests, he said.
Balcones Cement Plant Manager Michel Edmoiu responded that Lafarge, aware of environmental concerns, has planned transportation routes (hat don t include roads over the aquifer Also, Edmoni said restricting some types of heavy transportation while ignoring others, such
Lake releases slowed to reflect inflow
to host first public forum
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Wiitar
Rte New Braunfels Independent School District Hoaid of Trustees will meet in their monthly study session tonight at Ute Education Center, 430 W. Mill St. in New Braunfels. The houid will go into executive session al 6:45 pan. and will begin the public meeting with an open toiuin al 7:00 pan.
'Rut meeting will Ik the lust time that the Inlaid will hear public input viaanopeit lot urn. Anyone wishing to address the boold needs lo be there* and signed up by 7.00 pan. There is a lune limit of live minutes per person wiUt a total time limit lur die lot urn being 30 minutes, lf no one signs up by Ute meeting start lime, Ute (morel will go on lo oilier business. Rte plan was apploved by uusiecs at last month's meeting
Rte open foium lime is intended (im discussion of non agenda Helms, ailoiding lo Superintendent Charles R liradberry. Patrons of the school