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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Weather Water Watch Comal River.................. 782    cfs* (up 287) Canyon Lake inflow........3,220    cfs    (down    446) Canyon Lake outflow............5,460    cfs    (up    4) Canyon Lake level..........942.37**    (down    .ll) Edwards Aquifer................ 629.85    (up    .01) *The Comal River is high because the high Guadalupe River flow is backing up into the Comal. ••Because of the high lake level, Cranes Mill Park, Canyon Park and Comal Park and all Corps of Engineers and Comal County boat ramps are closed and are expected to remain closed for about six weeks. Forecast SOUTH TEXAS: Partly cloudy north and east and sunny south through Wednesday. Fair tonight. Widely scattered thundershowers east today and scattered thundershowers north and east on Wednesday. Highs mainly in the 90s except upper 80s immediate upper coast and near IOO southwest along the Rio Grande. Ixiws tonight near 70 Hill Country to near 80 along the coast. WEST TEXAS:    Isolated thunderstorms Panhandle this evening, otherwise sunny days and fair nights through Wednesday with very warm to hot afternoons. Ixiws tonight 60s except upper 50s mountains Highs Wednesday    near 90 mountains to 95 Panhandle to 110 Big Bend. NORTH TEXAS:    A slight chance of thunderstorms east tonight, otherwise partly cloudy and warm through Wednesday Highs in the mid to upper 90s Lows in the lower to mid 70sExtended Forecast Thursday - Saturday SOUTH TEXAS Some late night and morning cloudiness. Otherwise, partly cloudy with hot afternoons, generally fair at night. A chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms, mainly southeast Texas. Highs in the upper 80s immediate coast, near IOO inland south, 90s elsewhere. Ixiws in the 70s, near 80 immediate coast. WEST TEXAS: Widely scattered to isolated thunderstorms with little temperature change Panhandle, lows mid 60s and highs mid 90s South plains, lows upper 60s and highs upper 90s. Far west, Permian Basin and Concho Valley, I>ows low to mid 70s and highs around 104. Big Bend region, lows near 60 mountains to low 70s lowlands. Highs mid 90s mountains to near 107 Big Bend valleys.Texas Weather Isolated to widely scattered thunderstorms were forecast through tonight over East Texas, Southeast Texas    and the Panhandle. Scattered thunderstorms are forecast Wednesday in Southeast Texas and South Central Texas No showers and thunderstorms were reported around the state at dawn today. Forecasts called for sunny to partly cloudy skies statewide and fair skies at night through Wednesday. I.ows tonight will be in the 60s and 70s. Highs tomorrow will be mostly in the 90s although readings in the Big Bend area of Southwest Texas will reach or go slightly above the 100-degree mark A few low level clouds drifted over portions of South Texas at dawn today, but most of the state had clear skies. Early morning temperatures were mostly in the 70s Extremes ranged from 55 at Marfa in the Davis Mountains of Southwest Texas to 83 at Corpus Christi. Other early morning temperatures around the state included 67 at Amarillo, 73 at Wichita Falls, ll at Fort Worth and Waco, 75 at Austin, 78 at San Antonio, 74 at Houston, ll at Brownsville, 71 at San Angelo and Lubbock and 68 at Midland and El Paso Public Meetings New Braunfels 1SD Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss raising the local effective tax rate to 97 cents per $100 valuation The meeting will be in The Education Center at 431 W. Mill St. The proposed increase represents a 7.975 percent increase over the 1980-87 tax rate. The board of trustees adopted the tax rate and the proposed $15.5 million budget for next year during a June 4 meeting At that meeting, board president Bob Self cut public input short, possibly violating state codes As a result, the entire budget and tax adoption process must be repeated. New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees will meet at 4 .30 p m Thursday in the Board Meeting Room of the Utility building at 263 Main Plaza The board will considerObituariesHighway_ Continued from Page I put a new one back in," he said, adding that the cost for materials would be about $700 to $800 “But the greatest loss is the time and manpower.” Ironically, rains causing water to flow over the road on FM 32 delayed a drainage project southeast of Fischer. When the project is complete, the intermittent stream will be flowing through five 72-mch pipes under the road. The drainageReview_ recommending to the New Braunfels City Council a notice of intent to issue capital revenue bonds. The board is also scheduled to consider applying for potential grant funds available through the Texas Department of Community Affairs Grant Program New Braunfels Zoning Board of Adjustments will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, in the City Hall meeting room, 202 N. Seguin. Agenda calls for roll call and a request by Carolyn Reed, agent for Carolyn Hammett, 554 W Mill, concerning the southeast 96 feet of Ut 6, NCB 3020, to use the structure at the described location for short term residential rental. The request is made under provisions of Sections 20.3-1 and 20 3-8, Appendix A, New Braunfels Code of Ordinances. Continued from Page I volume of information defining the appraisal method. “It does do this, it makes us all work harder." In regard to the first year of use for the state appraisal system, Brad-berry said there were few problems locally. “I have not personally heard any complaints from the district. I know there were several around the state," he said, adding that perhaps part of the reason local teachers handled the appraisals so well was that the school district held a workshop last summer informing educators about how the system works project, along with a $309,000 bridge widening project west of Fischer, is part of a long-term improvement project for FM 32. Hasert said the 40-year-old road has served the area well but increased population in the area brings increased traffic and the road must change to meet changing demands. Strengthening the Devil’s Backbone portion of FM 32 and adding 10-foot wide shoulders is estimated to cost $983,000. The engineer said the project is taking the back seat to more urgent maintenance and existing projects. Population and traffic increases also are causing changes on the southeast portion of FM 2722 or Bear Creek Road, Hasert said. That 84 mile road is scheduled to be widened and improved this summer at a cost of $2 million. The engineer said he is pushing contractors to meet the October estimate for job completion. Currently, about two miles on the southeast portion of the road has been ripped up and is being replaced. “We’ve got a lot of unhappy neighbors out here who have a little trouble understanding why we’re doing this," Hasert said while his Jeep bumped along the sometimes rocky road. He added that he keeps trying to convince local residents to look to the future and imagine how nice the road will look once the improvement project is complete. The tactic isn’t working very well, he said. “Most of the people who live along this road live at the (south) end. The traffic is heaviest at that end" which currently also happens to be the most disrupted, he said. “We’ve got an awful problem there and some people who are pretty unhappy with us." Hasert said he thinks just about everyone who lives along Bear Creek Road has called him to complain about the mess. And he understands their dilemma, he said. “All our neighbors are upset with us. Either we’re blowing dust into their homes or it’s muddy slop," he added. The road, once compete, will be 44 feet wide, paved and strengthened, Hasert said. “It’s going to be a far better facility," he added. Improvements on the 84-mile stretch will be done in 2-mile portions in an effort not to disrupt the entire road, the engineer said. “It would really be intolerable if we tore it up all at one time," he said. Boards. Continued from Page 1 to the board. He was nominated by Mayor Pro-Tem Ramon Chapa and received three out of a possible four votes from council. His term will run through June 27, 1990. Serving a similar term on the board will be Don Sullivan, who was nominated by at-large councilman James Goodbread. Sullivan also received three votes. Bob Effinger, nominated by at-large representative Doug Miller, received only two council votes. Board member Ray Mendez, whose term ends June 27. had indicated he did not wish to be reappointed to the board. Public Records civil Filings District Court Rodney Reagan vs. Heimer-Preusser, Inc. and Jimmie Preusser, DBA Pruesser Builders; deceptive trade practices. Police Report New Braunfels Police Department — New Braunfels police were summoned early Sunday morning to a residence in the 800 block of North Union Street for a report of a pickup truck which had been set on fire. Police had been at the same residence Friday afternoon when a 20-year-old woman there complained of an assault in relation to family violence. There were no arrests in either incident and the truck sustained an undetermined amount of damage to the interior and glass. — A bicycle, valued at $50. was reported stolen from an apartment Sunday in the 200 block of Primrose. — Burglary of a motor vehicle Sunday evening in the 400 block of Bergfield Street resulted in the theft of a purse containing $35 cash and identification. — Shortly after midnight Sunday, a security guard on duty at a residential complex in the 300 block of West Lincoln reportedly was at tacked. He received minor injuries and was relieved of his handcuffs. Police were given a description of a vehicle used by the suspects. — A 71-year-old man emerged from church Sunday to find his car had been stolen. The incident happened in the 1400 block of Texas 46 South. The vehicle, a 1983 tan-over-black four-door Chevy Celebrity, bears Texas license plates 474-JQN and is valued at $7,500. — A Canyon Lake man was apprehended by department store personnel Saturday afternoon in the HOO block of Interstate 35 West and held for police who charged him with Class C theft. Samuel D. Ledbetter, 53, of Star Rt. 3 Box 27A, was ac-cussed of taking $24.31 worth of assorted items. — Criminal mischief to an auto was reported Saturday in a parking lot in the 1200 block of Gruene Road. — An assault was reported Saturday evening at a bar in the 1600 block of West San Antonio Street. No arrests reported.BirthsMcKenna Memorial Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Cruz Gomez; 610 Butcher; 7-pound, 9-ounce girl; June 13. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Taylor; 18735 Interstate 35 N., Rural Route No. I, Schertz; 7-pound, 13-ounce boy; June 16. Mr. and Mrs. Velster Nicholes; 205 S. West End; 8-pound girl; June 16. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Vasquez; 152 Rosedale; 7-pound, 4-ounce boy; June 16. Mr and Mrs. Thomas Harst; 620 S. Academy; 10-pound girl; June 17. Aubry and Michael Fernandez; P.O. Box 310481; 7-pound, 4-ounce girl; June 17. Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Romero; Box 1617, Canyon Lake; 8-pound, 2-ounce girl; June 18. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Zaborwski; HCR 3, Route 6F; 7-pound boy; June 18. Mr and Mrs. Donald Vetter; 2701 FM 725, No. 415; 8-pound, 8-ounce girl; June 18. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller; P.O. Box 311191; 7-pound, 11-ounce girl; June 18. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wright; 809 Timber Drive; 8-pound, 4-ounce girl; June 18. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Smith; 1339 Wald Road, No. 28C; 4-pound, 14-boy; June 19. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Sartin; 312 S. Sycamore; 8-pound, 11-ounce girl; June 19. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Swett; 1482 Pasiano; 6-pound, 9-ounce boy; June 19. Mr. and Mrs. Ridel Rodriguez; 2706 FM 725, Lot No. 20; 6-pound, 14-ounce girl; June 20. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Phelps; HCR 3, Box 854B; 6-pound, 4-ounce girl; June 22. — A motel clerk Saturday in the 800 block of 1-35 West said a customer, who had paid for their room, took the telephone, towels and room key, at a loss of $42. — A Long Beach, Ca., man was reportedly robbed at gunpoint shortly after midnight Saturday of his wallet which contained $70. The incident happened in the parking lot of a motel in the 200 block of U.S. 81 East. Police were given the description of a 1978 blue two-door Ford Torino bearing Georgia license plates used in the robbery. — A local construction company reported the theft overnight Friday of a white 1981 half-ton Ford Super Cab pickup taken while in the 1000 block of West Bridge Street. The truck bears Texas license plates RT-7748, contains a white tool box and black diesel tank rn the bed and bears the company name on both doors. The truck was valued at $6,000. — Police arrested Pedro Galindo, 19, of San Antonio, and charged him with Gass C theft after allegedly taking $14.99 worth of clothing items from a store Friday afternoon in the 200 block of West San Antonio Street. — Two rifles and a hunting bow, valued at $510, were listed as stolen in a burglary Friday of a residence in the 400 block of North Houston Street. — An assault relating to family violence was reported Friday evening at a convenience store in the 1200 block of West San Antonio Street. — A truck stop Friday afternoon in the 4300 block of 1-35 West reported the theft of $7.60 worth of gas. — Police were dispatched Friday evening to McKenna Memorial Hospital where they met with a 16-year-old girl who had been injured earlier in an assault in the 300 block of East Basel Street. Comal County Sheriff’s Department — Burglary of a residence occurred Friday afternoon near Texas 46 and FM 1863. Point of entry was a rear window which was broken by the suspects. — Chris Scott Rustin, 19, who resides in Rolling Hills subdivision, was arrested there Saturday afternoon and charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon. Deputies confiscated a knife and baseball bat from the subject. — Burglary of a residence was reported Friday on Krueger Lane Suspects entered the residence through a rear door. — Aggravated assault was reported early Sunday morning at a bar located on old U.S. 81 South. No arrests reported. — Criminal investigator Gordon Lilleux is conducting an investigation into an apparent suicide Saturday that cliamed the life of Shawn William Powell, 22, who lived at JDJ Ranch off FM 2272. He was found in his bedroom by his father. Powell died of a single gunshot wound to his head and a revolver was recovered by Lilluex. The man’s body was taken to Travis County Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart. — Arrested Saturday night on active Department of Public Safety warrants was Stephen G. Gladier, 36, of San Marcos. He was arrested following a routine traffic violation on River Road at the fourth crossing. — Three San Antonio men, Robert Viesca, 23; Orlando Hernandez, 23; and. Richard V. Garza, 23, were arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with public intoxication while Hernandez was also charged with criminal trespass following a complaint by a concessionaire on River Road. — Two men stationed at Randolph AFB, James William Wilhoit, 27, and Bobby J. Condby, 28, were arrested Sunday at River Road north of Slumber Falls and charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon. Deputies took into custody a 9mm handgun. Persons with information regarding any felony crime are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 620-TIPS, day or night, and speak to the officer un duty. Callers remain completely anonymous. Crime Stoppers pays rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and grand jury conviction of persons committing felony crimes.Edward Earl Nuckols Memorial services are pending for Edward Earl Nuckols of 484 laurel I^ane. Nuckols died June 21 at Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio. A New Braunfels and area resident for 35 years, Nuckols was an employee of the New Braunfels Herald in the 1950s and early 1960s as a pressman. He willed his body to medical science. Survivors include his daughter, Karen Jackson of Austin; son, Gary R. Nuckols, a member of the U.S. Navy stationed in Hawaii; sister, Mrs. Erwin 1/ierch of Goliad; two brothers, W.T. Nuckols of Medina I .ake and San Antonio and Bob Nuckols of California; former wife and friend, Betty L. Nuckols of New Braunfels; and one granddaughter. Memorials may be made to the charity (rf one’s choice.Edgar James Wuest Graveside services for Edgar James Wuest of New Braunfels will be held today at I p m. at Comal Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth King officiating Wuest, 58, died June 20 at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Kerrville. The son of Edgar and Elsie Jane (nee Medler) Wuest, he was born July 20,1928in New Braunfels. Wuest was in the retail grocery business and was a former member of the Army Airborne and a veteran of the Korean War. Wuest is survived by two daughters, Laura Delery of Kerrville and Leigh Ann Wuest Delery of San Antonio; a son, Michael James Wuest of San Antonio; a sister, Patricia Frost of Portland; an aunt; and IO grandchildren. Public visitation was held until 12:30 today at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.Emilie Uppert Graveside services for Emilie Uppert of 821 US 81 W. were held at ll a m. today at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. Charles DeHaven officiating. Uppert, 83, died June 19 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home The daughter of Johann and Margarete (nee Wolfel) Uppert, she was born April 24, 1904, in Schon-wald, Germany. Uppert was a housekeeper and a member of the lutheran church. Services were under the direction of Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.Edward Henry Jones Memorial services for Edward Henry Jones of 102 Brentwood will be held at I p m Wednesday at St. John’s Episcopal Chuch with the Rev. Robert Keith officiating. Entombment will follow at St. John’s Church. Jones, 72, died June 20 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. The son of Warren A. and Male Elizabeth (nee Jackson) Jones, he was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Galveston. He married Claudia King on June 29, 1940, in Galveston Jones was personnel director for Monsanto Co. and was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. He was also a member of the Elk’s Lodge, Newcomers Club, Genealogical Society, National Association of Personnel Directors, and Masonic Lodge. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University, Southwestern University of Georgetown and the University (rf Houston. He was a retired member of the United States Marine Corps and a veteran of World War II. Jones is survived by his wife Claudia Jones of New Braunfels; daughter, Susan Noles and husband William of Houston; and sister, Betty Ann Taylor of Westminister, Md. Memorials may be made to Hopice New Braunfels or to the charity of one’s choice. Services are under the directionof Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.Maria Sias Villanueva Services for Maria Sias Villanueva of Route 2, Box 834 were held Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Francis Maas officiating. Burial followed at Comal Cemetery. Villanueva, 83, died June 20 at Oak Orest Inn after a 17-year stay. The daughter of Rosario and Tomasa i nee Gonzalez) Sias, she was bom Nov. 3,1903, in Mexico. She was married to Felipe Villanueva, who died in 1942. A 70-year resident of New Braunfels, Villanueva was a homemaker and a member of the Catholic Church, and the Guadalupana Society of Holy Family Catholic Church. She is survived by two daughters, Maria V. Sanchez and Angelica Diaz, both of New Braunfels; a son, Thomas Villanueva (rf New Braunfels; two brothers, Aurelio Sias and Palemon Sias, both of Mexico; eight grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Ruben Sanchez, Ramon Garcia Jr., George Diaz, Art Villanueva, Rudy Villanueva, and Thomas Villanueva Jr. A Rosary was recited Sunday evening. Services were under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.Otis D. Brasuell Services for Otis D. Brasuell of 300 Laurel Plaza, Number 507, were held at ll a m. today at Zoeller Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Jackson officiating. Burial followed at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Brasuell, 77, died June 21 at Humana Metropolitan Hospital in San Antonio. The son (rf William and Mattie (nee Lutz) Brasuell, he was born Feb. 15, 1910, in Comanche County, Texas. He married Ethel Lunday on Nov. 30, 1930, in Brady. A 56-year resident of New Braunfels, Brasuell was a retired watchman and a member of the Pentecostal church. He is survived by his wife Ethel Brasuell of New Braunfels; two daughters, Wanda Whitecotton and Ruby Castleberry, both of San Saba; a son, William Brasuell of New Braunfels; sisters, Ova Mae Lunday of Canyon Lake and Ruby Clark of New Braunfels; step-sisters, Lenora Hill of Gustine and Vivian Morns of Gonzales; brothers, Welton Brasuell of Houston and Truman Brasuell of Canada; step-brother, Herbert Lutz of DeLeon; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Pentecostal Church of New Braunfels, 104 Melody Lane, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.Richard J. Kowalski Services for Richard J. Kowalski of 849 N. Houston will be held today at 2:30 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with Father Francis Maas officiating. Burial will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery Kowalski, 44, died June 21 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. The son of Joseph and Julie Kowalski, he was bom Aug. 8,1942, in Massachusetts. He married Frances Fuentes on April 18, 1975, in New Braunfels. A 12-year resident of New Braunfels, he was a painter and a member of the Catholic church. Kowalski is survived by his wife, Frances Fuentes Kowalski of New Braunfels; mother, Julie Kowalski of California; and half-brother, Jerome Kowalski of California. Services are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.Keith Allen Reiser Services for Keith Allen Keiser of 420 Marilyn in Schertz will be held at IO a.m. Wednesday at Zoeller Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Seiler Cemetery. Reiser, 18, died June 21 at Brooke Army Medical Center. The son of Robert T. and Barbara Ann (nee Jones) Kennedy, he was born Nov. 12,1968 in San Antonio. I A life-long resident of Schertz, he was a student at Clemens High School, a member of the Baptist church and a member of the ROTC at Clemens High School. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Barbara Kennedy of Schertz; sister, Usa Brannon of Waco; brother, Carl E. Reiser of Schertz; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam A. Jones and greatgrandmother, Hilda Seiler. In lieu of flowers, the Schertz-Cibolo PTA is establishing a memorial fund for Keith Reisler. Donations may be sent to the Gbolo State Bank. ;