New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 18, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Texan Kite holds I-shot Open lead
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Kite rode a string of four birdies in a six-hole stretch into a one-stroke lead Saturday in the weather-plagued third round of the U.S. Open. The gritty Texan patiently compiled a I-under-par 69 on the soggy Oak Hill
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Holland & Herrera selected as All-State
Shortstop Rodney Holland and third b-Herrera were both selected to the Class baseball team this weekend. The duo he! Unicorns to the District 28-4A title with a \ record this past season.
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Spun gives help 'Idren, families
rly Childhood Intervention of New icted new officers for its board of . - uoard the group formed to support the grogram by increasing visibility in discussions with service organizations. _ _ . _
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Vol 137, No. 156
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
June 18, 1989
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By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Noise emanating from a New Braunfels go-cart track into the surrounding neighborhood is creating a conflict which probably will be settled in court, rather than administratively, says the New Braunfels city manager.
“I’m not sure we’re dealing with a compromisable position on part of either party,” said City Manager Paul Grohman. “It would be wonderful if they could work a compromise.”
Members of the Hill Country Kart Club leased land on Loop 337 from the City of New Braunfels in 1987 to build a go-cart track. The lease is for IO years with an option to renew for two five-year periods for a total of 20 years. Members of the club race and practice predominantly during weekends and the noise is irritating to some of the neighbors.
“At limes, ii docs get a little annoying." said Lester Stockhorst who lives on Rebecca Street. “It’s not like a train that passes in five minutes — it goes on and on for hours and hours. I don’t mind anyone doing a recreational thing, but I just don’t sec how the thing ever got stuck inside the city limits anyway."
The club incorporated in the early 1960s as the San Antonio Kart
Noise from weekend go kart racing has caused some problems for some of the residents near
the track on Loop 337. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Club, but left the San Antonio location in 1980 mainly because of a deteriorating track, said president Mike Lozano of San Antonio.
"The (San Antonio) track was built 20 years (in a pasture) before there was anyone around — about 12 to IS years before they even
started thinking about putting houses there,” he said.
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Voters OK creation of Bracken district
Residents in the response area of the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department Saturday voted by a two-to-one margin to create Comal County’s third rural fire prevention district, unofficial counts indicate.
Comal County Clerk Rosie Boscn-bury said 80 votes for the district and 34 votes against the district were cast in Garden Ridge.
Four voters in Schertz extraterritorial jurisdiction voted for the district while nobody voted against it.
In the other rural areas included in th’e Bracken Volunteer Fire Department response area, 26 people voted for the district and 16 were against it.
“The fire department people of the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department recognize the need of a stable base income,” said Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmile of Garden Ridge recently. “It’s just a follow-on
of the other fire districts in the county.”
If voters approve creating the fire district, a levy of tax — not to exceed 3 cents per SKX) valuation — can be collected by Comal County from residents in the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department area.
Boscnbury said absentee voting, which started May 30, generated IO ballots — eight in person and two by mail.
A fire district creates a stable financial base, Craigmile said. ‘They are a political subdivision with the power of taxation.”
Persons living in the city limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Garden Ridge; extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of San Antonio situated in Comal County and the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the City of Schertz were eligible to vote.
Campers save tuber
Campers at KL Ranch Camp rescued a tuber Saturday afternoon from the Guadalupe River when he apparently had an epileptic fit, witnesses say.
“They got up on the bank and he was practically unconscious and went into convulsions," said KL Ranch Camp owner Gale Brctzke. “When they put him in the ambulance he was
still in convulsions.”
New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service dispatched an ambulance to the campground on River Road and transported the man to McKenna Memorial Hospital.
A spokesman at the hospital said the man was treated and released.
The man apparently was floating alone, Brctzke said.the kart before the courts
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Bree nutrition lectures sponsored by local physicians are presented the first four Mondays of each month from 7 rn 8 p m rn the Garza Street classroom across from the mam entrance to McKenna Memorial Hospital Topics for the rest of lune lime 19, Diabetes, lune 26, Weight col arui For more ml urination, contact Baim or Snows at 625-9111, extension 134 or 136
Registration continues for the Discovery Series m New Braunfels Children's Museum. The series starts with a Wednesday and Thursday this week from 9 30 to 11:30 a m at the museum rn Courtyard shopping center Children may be dropped off at 9 a m The four hour session will include stencilling taught by Susan Steele watercolor by Dorothy Steussy, drawing by Mike McMahan, wood sculpture by Carol Snider, stained glass by Julie swift, Mid computer by Jayne Dtfiuek There is no supply fee, coms are included in the $}5 tuition for non members cr $12 for members The sec cmd-week’s two day session will offer the same •election* from which children may choose three or four lessons The fust two weeks also will be open to parents or senior citizens who would like to take a class for half price Otherwise, classes are opec to ages S through 15 Call the museum for more info on the classes 620-0939.*.
County reaches lawsuit settlement
Blue skies and plenty of sun are in the forecast until Thursday. Fairly-morning clouds will bum off by mid-afternoon and the high will reach almost 99 degrees. Tonight's low will be in the mid-70i. No rain is expected in the next week.
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By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
An out-of-court settlement of $9,000 was reached Friday between Comal County and a Kingsville man who was shot in the leg at the New Braunfels Civic Center in 1983 during a gun show.
Ami County Judge Fred Clark said the $9,000 is little price to pay for a big lesson.
“We have to learn from this,” Clark said. “You don’t just pay $9,000 and forget it and have it happen again and pay $19,000 the next tune.”
After spending taxpayers* money, the county should learn a lesson, he said. “We should try to prevent this type of occurrence from happening again.”
Donald Rylant filed sun against Comal Count>, Sheriff Walter Fellers and Sheriff s Deputy James P. Parker in 1985 after he was shot during the gun show sponsored by the New Braunfels Police Officers Association in 1983. Rylant was an exhibitor at the even!.
Parker accidently discharged his serv ice revolver while attempting to unload it. The bullet grazed Kylant’s leg.
“There was conflicting evidence based upon depositions taken as lo whether or not he was on duty at the time and whether he was authorised to carry a weapon or nm," Clark said, adding the case had been set for trail several times.
“Evidence hadn’t been developed,” he said. “Everybody's trying to settle it without developing the facts including the investigation. It was a close enough question that we bought our peace.”
There was a dispute over whether or not Parker was on duty at the time of the accident, Clark said.
“According to one source -— like the sheriff — he says he wasn’t on duty. According to mother witness — the chief deputy at die time — he was on duty. So you have a conflict,” he said.
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Clements signs school, dropout bills
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas teen agers must stay in school if they want to drive under dropout prevention legislation signed into law by Gov, Bill Clements.
See Page 8A for a list of tho bills signed by Gov. Clements Friday
Nearing die bottom of a 1,081 -bill pile left for him when the 1989 Legis taiure adjourned on May 29, Clements on Friday also signed a measure to pump $450 million into a program for increasing state aid to poor school districts,
“Educational excellence arid economic excellence go hand in hand Without a well-educated work force, Texas cannot make progress,’’ he
The governor hailed the “no-class, no-car” bill as an innovative way to combat the soaring numbers of Texas students who quit school before receiving their high school diplomas
The bill’s supporters said teen agers would be reluctant to quit school if they wouldn’t be able to drive.
The new law will prohibit anyone under age 18 from receiving a (River’s license or motorcycle operator s license without proof of high school graduation or current school enrollment
Happy Father’s Day
Linda and Crag Walker and rhea en dr en Amy and Brian are heading lo Micronesia (Photo by Dory* Oar *}
Walkers plan new life on small Pacific island
By MARGARET EDMONSON
“Pol fu Missionary Aswttomd Good News Tress tn Tohnpei has been praying for a competent printer to upgrade Micronesians in the art of printing and foe a teacher to leek A missionary children
"I have met a couple who could ierpunty wet these needs tie is an experienced printer and she is a qwat-tfied leat her It is their desire ta come out rn soon as they raise enough sup* port They, too, need our prayers m Edmund Kaiau, pastor for the Pacific Missionary Aviation, wrote these words in his November newsletter to hi* missionaries rn Micronesia The couple tie was referring to was Craig and Linda Walker of New Braunfels When Rev. Kalua came lo Ne* Braunfels in early November, Craig and Linda abided the) wanted to leave die life they had known here for IO years sp go to the Pas. ilk island group (rf Micronesia to serve a three
year vommitment as vocational mis-sunariet. lit order lo do that they had to raise their own money for transpor-tatMW ami support for them and then two children, 9-year-old Bryan and 6-year-old Amy. Linda said most of the money has been raised.
Craig manages Kwik-Kopy and Linda leaches al New Braunfels Cf a y nm Academy,
They currently are involved in selling die it home and practically every-thing they own to join Kalau and his missionaries on the Pacific islands, The> will leave their two-story hone to live ma small apartment above a pi ut shop
felt like we wanted to be involved, even though we thought it would be something around here,” Cncg said. “But we are certainly w iU-tng to go anywhere we can help. It's the kind of tiling we were looking for even though we fell like we warned lo any around here.”
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Amado Corona takes a good look at Katherine Bae, his new daughter, at McKenna Memorial Hospital this week This is the pair’s first Father’s Day together because mom Amanda just gave birth to Katherine Wednesday The parents probably couldn’t ask for a better present (Photo by Deryi Clark)