New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 19, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
challenges Sh arp for lieutenant governor
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry, who visited his son’s school to announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor, says education will be a top priority as he defines his campaign in the coming months.
The Republican joins Democrat and fellow Aggie John Sharp, the state’s comptroller, in seeking to succeed Democratic Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock, who isn’t running for reelection.
lf the former Texas AAM classmates win their parties’ nomination, they’ll face each other in the November 1998 election to
become the Senate’s presiding officer.
In broad terms, Perry said Wednesday his priorities for Texas are effective schools, safe streets and
Asked about the abortion issue, he said, “We’re against abortion except in the cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother. We’ve always had that position, and we’ll always keep it.”
Raymond Paiz, 18, of Seguin and a former resident of New Braunfels, died Tuesday, June 17, 1997. A rosary will be recited Friday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral mass will be held Saturday, June 21, at IO a.m. at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Rev. Richard Oberstar, M.S.F., celebrant. Interment will follow in the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Visitation begins after 8 a.m. Thursday and continues until 9:30 a.m. Saturday when the procession departs the funeral home.
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Beryl V. Roberts
Beryl V. Roberts, age 75, died June 19, 1997 at his home in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his mother Erlene Brookshire, brother Jamie Roberts, and sister Margaret Janet McCauley. Beryl is survived by: brother John and sister-in-law Charlotte Roberts of San Antonio, great aunt Elizabeth Doggett, great uncles Phillip and Glen Nichols, all of Goldwaithe, Texas, and numerous nephews and nieces. Beryl was a life long native son of Texas, bom in Goldwaithe on January 17,1922.
He enlisted in the Army and served during World War II at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Upon completion of service with the Army, he remained at Ft Sam Houston, as a Department of Army Civil Service personnel clerk. He served in various
positions and retired from civil service in 1972, after over 30 years of faithful and dedicated service. His retirement years allowed him to travel throughout North America, visiting Canada and 49 of the fifty United States. He never visited Hawaii, as flying was not his mode of transportation.
Mr. Roberts was an avid photographer, carefully chronicled the growth and changes in his native Texas, as well as, our great nation and enjoyed the opportunity to display his photos at monthly meetings of his camera club. He led an active life as a member of AARP, Federal Retired Employees, Laurel Heights United Methodist Church Super Adults, Canyon Lake Senior Citizens and VFW in Startzville.
Beryl was a loving nephew, son, brother, uncle, and most of all a
friend. His time on earth was certainly too short, blit he used the time to touch many, many people. He will be missed, but his love and friendship will not be forgotten.
Funeral services were in Goldwaithe, Texas on June 16, 1997, with a short memorial service following the burial. A memorial service will be held at Laurel Heights Methodist Church on June 20, 1997, beginning at IO a.m., to allow his many friends in the San Antonio area to remember their friend. Plans are in the process for a memorial gathering in Startzville, however those plans have not been finalized. Friends and relatives may make memorial contributions to the Laurel Heights United Methodist Church Super Adults, or to a favorite charity.
Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, San Antonio
Southern Baptists boycott Disney
By JOHN HORN
AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern Baptists can abstain from Disney if they want They may have to wear Minders and earplugs to doh.
The nation’s largest Protestant denomination has officially urged its IS million members to boycott Disney, condemning as immoral and “gay-friendly” everything from its same-sex employee benefits to TV’s “Ellen.”
Trouble is, Disney is omnipresent rn entertainment.
Harold Mclaughlm, a Disney store shopper and the father of a 4-year-old boy, said the Southern Baptists were being unrealistic.
“There’s too many Disney products out there,” he said. “How we they going to determine what is OK? Hand every member a list of
the companies owned by Disney?”
Disney’s empire is ubiquitous, embracing theme parks, the Anaheim Angels baseball and Mighty Ducks hockey teams, television networks ABC, ESPN, A&E and Lifetime, and popular shows like “Home Improvement.”
And of course, the faithful would have to avert their eyes from Hollywood’s leading supplier of family movie fare.
“That’s pretty restrictive,” said Mary Pugh, a non-Baptist shopper at a Glendale Disney store. “I wouldn’t want to be one of those parents who has to tell their children that they can’t see ’Hercules’ or any other Disney film.
’’And what are their kids going to watch now?” she asked. ‘‘Those of us who are parents feel there is already too few choices of shows and things for our children.”
The Southern Baptists were short on specifics, saying they felt compelled by a religious imperative to urge members to censure Disney.
Among their objections: Disney’s policy of giving health benefits to same-sex partners of employees; “Gay Days” at its theme parks; Disney subsidiary moviemakers putting out films with violence and sex, such as ’’Pulp Fiction” and “Kids.”
The last straw was the episode of the ABC sitcom “Ellen” in which Ellen Degeneres* character revealed she is a lesbian, boycott supporters said.
’’lf we approve this resolution, you have a moral obligation to go home, cancel your ESPN coverage, get rid of the A&E Channel, stop watching Lifetime television and never turn your TV to ABC, including ‘Good Morning
America,’” said the Rev. Rick
Markham, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Snellville, Ga.
Monte Shinkle, pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Mo., doubted he could resist temptation.
’’One of our concerns is how large Disney is,’ Shinkle sattl. “Are we always going to avoid the ABC evening news? Probably not.” Analysts said a boycott would be fruitless and have little impact on earnings.
“Disney blankets our culture, and it’s impossible to avoid,” said Jill Knitick, a Smith Barney entertainment analyst.
As for Disney, the company is unrepentant “We are proud that the Disney brand creates more family entertainment of every kind than anyone else in the world,” it said. “We plan to continue our leadership role and, in fact, we will increase production of family entertainment.”
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revenue for the general fund. Middleton said the jail leased bed space to other agencies on an available space basis. He said the jail provides about $500,000 yearly for the general fund. The court said it relied on these funds for operating its budget.
The court did not take a formal
vote on the action but instructed Middleton to begin the process of getting the jail commission’s approval.
“Within IO to 15 years, we’re going to be at 150,000 people in this county — at 150,000 people — so you’re not far off in saying we need to look at the situation,” he said.
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and on the lower river from Highway 306 crossing down stream to the district limits near Greene.
Inman said the board could also consider a no wake zone or looking into setting speed limits on personal watercraft vehicle.
Attorney Holly Gilman was asked by the board to look into what WORD could do in terms of an ordinance.
Charles and Joyce Evans, who live near Horseshoe Falls, said they had a dose call with a personal watercraft while they were tubing in the river.
“I thought this guy was going to hit a rock,” Charks Evans said. “Then I thought he was going to hit us. By that tone our tubes were up in the air. I am happy to see you consider this.”
On another issue, the board heard from Wendell Lyons of Bigfoot Canoes on the Rebecca Crossing. Lyons said the county's plans to build a fence near a proposed takeout area on the Guadalupe River would harm both rafters and tubers and the property owner near the fence*
The proposed fence would be set up about 15 feet upstream from the
present low crossing bridge at Rebecca Crossing. The county plans to take out the low crossing bridge and replace it with a higher bridge in the future. , ; >:
Lyons said he talked to County Engineer Tom Hornseth arid Commissioner Moe Schwab about the county possibly acquiring another 40 feet of rock easement upstream which would be more safer.
lf the present proposed plans are not changed it would be unsafe for both boaters and tubers, Lyons said.
“It would, a) force people to (get out) in the middle of the river, which most people will not do or b) force people to trespass on Doqjygns^hijaidt;* (property owner’s) land,” Lyons said.
After listening to Lyons* concerns, the board authorized Inman to write a letter expressing to Commissioners Court the concerns and affects of the county’s plans for Rebecca Crossing.
In other business, the board:
• Authorized Inman to install
buoys at four locations on the Guadalupe River in accordance with the approval of the Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Coast Guard. Each buoy willffpst $300.
• Authorized Inman to approve the installation of 13 fllioyi in coves in Canyon Lake in accordance with the Lake Canyon Yacht Club and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers upon approval by Commissioners Court and the Corps.
• Authorized Bill Mayo, treasurer, to look into obtaining the purchase of
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■ Arrest on charge of driving whik intoxicated, San Marcos man, 6S, bond $300.
IB Arrest on charge of public intoxication, Canyon Lake woman, 26, bond $112.
ii Arrest on charge of theft, New Braunfels man, 51, bond $ 112.
Bl Arrest on charges of no Insurance, failure to appear and expired license plates, San Marcos (nan, 34, bond $224.
0 Arrest on charges of driving white bcenae suspended, no insurance and expired license plates, New Braunfels man, 21, bond $694.
0 Arrest on charge of assault (Lisina bodily injury, New Braunfels 37, bond $500.
0 Arrest on charge of driving whik intoxicated, San Antonio man,
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■ Arret! on chirge* of no imuranco, operating motor vehicle without tail light. t*« counts of fitful* to idmtify. failure to ippetr Hid enrol* violation. San Antonio mal, J3, band of IWO on on* charge
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