New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Drought conditions hampering state fishing
Fishing in south Texas has been affected by the drought, but there is still some good fishing to be found across the state, including Canyon Lake. More than 40,000 striper fingerlings were put in Canyon Lake this week and good-sized catfish can still be
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Vol. 137, No. 149
June 8, 1989 25 Cents
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The Canyon Lake Community Drug Awareness Committee was formed in 1986 to address a very important issue — drug abuse. Now in us third year, the committee can say it lias made significant strides in the war against drugs.
"We are group of grandparents. We're very interested in our grandchildren, and we don’t want them growing up in that kind of world," said Connie Brooks, wife of Chair man Les Brooks.
About 12 people comprise this information and support group. Must of the members also are members of the Lions and Lioness clubs at Canyon l^ike.
The group primarily provides financial support to endeavors which work to fight drug abuse. Last mouth, the Committee gave a $500 check to die Smithson Valley High School Peer Assistance Leadership and Support Program. This pilot program at SVHS allows for students to attend a two-day seminar at Suable Hosp ital
“We are group of grandparents. We’re very interested in our grandchildren, and we don’t want them growing up in that kind of world.**
in Center Point, lhere they learn first-hand about the physical and psychological effects of drug and alcohol abuse
The committee hopes to use the PALS program in conjunction with the “Buddies Program." This program has been set up so that high school students will address the drug prob tem with elementary school students.
(Xher antidrug activities have included poster contests, book covers and stickers.
One particular activity that the committee is proud of is the McGruff program at Mountain Valley Elementary School Les Brooks said there is a McGruff puppet in every c lassroom at
the school, and these puppets are used to present reasons for die kids to “say no to drugs.”
Tile committee also distributed hundreds of red ribbons stating, "The Choice for Me — Drug Free,” in conjunction with the national campaign rn October 1988.
"We are a support group," Brooks explained "We do not deal directly with the children or the rehabilitation program We try to solicit money for things that we can use to make the children aware at the primary school level.”
Plans already are underway for the next school year The cornnuuec would like lo reach more parents and get them involved in the ami-drug effort.
“We’ve gen to get closer to the parents,” Brooks said
The informal group meets every second Thursday of each month.
For more informal!on, contact Les and Connie Brooks ai 899-3958
Church remodeling thrift shop
Si John s Episcopal Church Bargain Box will be closed for a major portion of the summer for remodeling, according to Madeline Blpm, Bar gam Box president The Bargain Box, 303 S. Casten, closed Wednesday and will remain closed until Aug 2. Donations will not be taken during this tune.
A 13-by 26-foot area is being added to the front of the salesroom to make room for clothing and household goods Additional remodeling is being dune as wed.
"The Biff gam Box is a resale shop We take consign
ments and donations," Blum said. "We make contnbuuotts to many chanties with the money we make from the sale of the goods. We are a st ne ll > chantable organization.” Some of the chanties to which the Bargain Box makes contributions are Teen Connection, Comal County Women’s Center, Comal County Emergency Children’s Shelter, Community Service Center and the 24-Hour Club.
Blum said thai volunteers are always needed when the shop is iii operation.
Chinese leaders order students to surrender
BEIJING (AP) — Premier Li Peng appeared in public today for the first time since the military launched its bloody invasion of Beijing. The government issued new martial law orders demanding that student leaders surrender.
Con artists lure victims
By STEPHANIE DAVIS showed him a roll of money.”
Staff Writer Once at the Holiday Inn, the victim
Con-artists roaming New Braunfels told the man he was from Africa and Tuesday roped at least one man out of was willing to split all of his money $300 cash by pulling an ill-fated with him, but wanted to know how "pigeon drop” scam, says a New much money he had in the bank first. Braunfels Police Department "At that time a white guy (with a lot
detective. of money) shows up and they start
Two New Braunfels men, in sepa- talking,” Guerrero said. ‘The African rate incidents, were approached by a and the white man supposedly don’t black male, later accompanied by a know each other and they both show white Ynalc, asking for a ride to the each other money.”
. Holiday Inn on Interstate 35. The two men attempt to lure the
The first victim was approached by victim into releasing how much the black man outside of Texas Com- money he has. merce Bank, IOO block of West San “He tells them he doesn’t have any Antonio Street, at approximately 3 money and disappears and calls the P m police," Guerrero said. "At the same
"He (victim) was asked to sec if he time that I was on the phone with that could assist in giving him a ride to the guy. there was a victim in the lobby Holiday Inn,” said detective Mario that said he has just been taken for Guerrero. "He said he would be paid
S4(K) for the chore. The black male Se* SCAM, Page 2
one to hospital
supplies. Busloads of foreigners, fearing new violence, rushed to the airport to catch emergency nights out.
The occupied capital’s streets were relatively calm.
Ll is believed to be among the leaders who pushed for the military crackdown that ended in the weekend massacre of hundreds of unarmed civilians as troops cleared Tiananmen Square of pro-democracy protesters He had not appeared in public since May 25, five days after declaring marse* CHINA, Pag* 2
A New Braunfels man was discharged from McKenna Memorial Hospital this morning after suffering injuries he sustained in an automobile accident Wednesday night.
Santana Rodriguez, 37, 1032 Mesquite Ave., driving a 1966 Ford Galaxy was involved in an accident with a vehicle driven by Sharon Conran, 36, Route 2 Box 657 around IO p.m.
The accident occurred in the 2700 block of FM 725 near a convenience store,
"She turned left in front of him and got struck,” said police spokesman Martin Mayer. "She was knocked into a car sluing at the gas pumps ”
Two children in Conran ’s vehicle and four children in Rodriguez’s car were taken to McKenna for treatment and released
No charges were filed.
Wesley Clark, one of the younger campers of the Me, Too group of Cub Scout Camp Mowgli takes part in a rousing game of Red Rover during the day camp at Landa Park this week. Me, Toos are the young children of adults who are working at the camp this week and activities are designed to let them have fun, too, during the annual day camp, which features arts and crafts, fishing, swimming, archery, and nature studies (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Chinese leaders order students to surrender
Bush plans press conference
BEIJING (AP) — Premier Ll Peng appeared in public today for the first ume since the military launched its bloody invasion of Beijing. The government issued new martial law orders demanding dial student leaders amender.
Ll gave a rousing speech to hun-uieds of soldiers inside the Great Hall of the People. "You’ve worked hard, comrades," he told them
Ll s speech was shown on tclcvt-o«m after hundreds of military trucks roared into the city center with new
WASHING ION (AP) — President Bush makes his debut in pnme-timc television tonight with an East Room news conference sure to focus on the
bloodshed and chaos in China.
Die meeting with reporters, beginning ut 7 p m CDT and likely to run longer than the traditional half hour, coincides with the start of the evacuation from China of all dependents of U.S government employees and non
"We have urged all other Amen cans iii China to leave at once," W hue House press secretary Marlin Fil/wa-icr said Wednesday. He said U.S. Embassy personnel were trying to arrange safe transportation to Ute airport from Beijing hotels and other locations.
Tonight’s news conference marks S«« BUSH. Pay* 2
Committee tackles drug abuse Fondest fun
Two Kerrville residents remain in Comal County jail today after law officers from Comal, Kerr and Gillespie counties arrested and charged the pair with burglary Wednesday.
Frank Janies Garza. 31. remains in jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond and Faye Bohannon Ortiz, 28. remains in jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond "We recovered all the stolen merchandise plus we have items that may he out of burglaries in other areas,” said Comal County Chief Deputy Wayne Hohcrz. "Gillespie County and Kerr County officials are working with us They are being investigated ♦rn others ”
Garza and Ort!/ were arrested on Texas 46 after burglarizing a residence in the Oak Cliff Acres subdivision Wednesday. The subdivision is S** BURGLARY, Pay* 2
Better start the rain dances because there s no chance of rain through the weekend. More dry and hot weather is forecast through Sunday. Today’s high is expected to reach 99 degrees while the overnight temperature will be in the mid-70s. Friday, Saturday and Sunday is more of the same
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The Stingrays will entertain the crowds at tonight's Concert in if* Park at Landa Park The free event is sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and audience member are uivited to bring blankets, lawi chairs, and picnic suppers Die concert stairs ai 7:30 p m ...
Board to eye budget, taxes
Red Rover, Red Rover
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees will vote on the 1989-90 budget and tax rate Friday evening at 7:30 in the Education Center board room.
Of special interest to members is the establishment of the tax rate at SI 06 per $100 valuation, a 3.0026-pcrcent increase from last year. Lonnie Curtis, assistant superintendent for finance, announced this proposed tax rate during a public hearing Monday.
The proposed budget will also be
reviewed and voted on by board members. Curtis indicated during the hearing that expenditures will increase by $1,620,788. The increases are being credited to employees’ pay raises, the addition of a new elementary school and the hiring of additional personnel.
Instructional services will see the biggest increase with an additional S1,001,032 being requested above last year’s budget. Higher rates in workman’s compensation, health insurance and career ladder payments account for the massive increase.
See SCHOOL, Page 2
Comal County Legal Secretaries Association will hold us annual membership chive meeting June 14 at 5:30 pm at Pavilion #5 in Landa Park (by the wading area). Anyone in the legal field is encouraged to attend and leant more about our in level association Membership is not limited to those working for attorneys, it may also include those employed in work of the legal nature, such as those employed at the District Attorney s office, County Attorney's office, Coomy Clerk's office, the Sheriffs Department, and those employed in the trust depanmem of banks. Marion Bor chefs, attorney at law, will be the guest speaker June 14, Members also will be available to answer questions regarding mernbrship. Refreshments will be served For more information, call Debbie al 625 7711 ..
The fourth annual Fofkfest, a festival of New Braunfels heritage and culture, will be Saturday 10 a m lo 8 p rn and Sunday noon to 6 p m on the grounds of Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture off Churchill Drive Fofkfest includes tours of historic buddings, refreshments, children s activities antiques and demonstrations by artisans and craftsmen of such things as bottom lace making, candlemaking, soapmaking woodworking, and blacks nothing Pictured, a volunteer demonstrates the fine art of hand smocking Admission is $3 for adults ana $2 tor children over 12 Advance tickets are $2 and $1 For more information, call 629 1572 (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Mission Valley Bible Church u having an auction and garage sale June 24 at the New Braunfels Chn it tan Academy. Die fundraiser ii to sponsor Craig and Linda Walker, missionaries to Mtcronesi a. Craig is the manager of Kwik Ropy and Linda is a teacher at the academy and soon they will be heading lo Micronesia with their two children Any donations for the sale and auction w<xuld be appreciated For more information, calli Susan Phillips at 625-3776 or Scott Tjeniagel at 629-8 IO I ...