New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Texas
Friday. June 26, 1987
Comal River.................... 889 cfs* (up 116)
Canyon Lake inflow..........2,721 cfs (down 186)
Canyon Lake outflow......... 5,280 cfs (down 180)
Canyon Lake level............. 940.08** (down 42)
Edwards Aquifer.................. 629 85 (up .06)
*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 weeks.
SOUTH TEXAS: Partly cloudy through Saturday. Widely scattered .showers or thunderstorms over the lower Rio Grande Valley early this evening. Highs Saturday near 90 at the coast and coastal barrier islands, 90s coastal plains and Hill Country to near IOO southwest. Lows tonight in the 70s at the coast and coastal barrier islands to 60s and lower 70s inland.
WEST TEXAS: Isolated to
scattered thunderstorms much of area through Saturday. Otherwise partly cloudy much of region tonight and Saturday. Lows tonight 58 mountains and 60s elsewhere except lower 70s Big Bend lowlands. Highs Saturday upper 80s mountains and Panhandle to near 106 Big Bend
SOUTH TEXAS: Partly cloudy with warm nights and hots days. A chance of daytime thundershowers southeast Texas. Lows near 70 Hill Country to near
HO along the coast. Highs mainly in the 90s except upper 80s immediate coast to near IOO southwest along the rio grande. Texas Weather
Scattered showers and thunderstorms lingered along the Texas-New Mexico border early today after storms battered central and south Texas Thursday.
Thunderstorms and showers occurred today over far West Texas, the western South Plains, the southwest Panhandle, the western portions of the Trans-Pecos and Big Bend.
A ridge of high pressure over the state produced fair to clear skies throughout the rest of Texas, the National Weather Service said.
On Thursday, the weather .service issued an afternoon tor nado warning for Galveston County after a funnel cloud was spotted near the Texas City dyke. But the twister and heavy thunderstorms in the area caused no damage.
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School Board President Bob Self told the patrons that the district in many cases has little control over its own expenditures because of state mandates since the passage of House Bill 72, a major education reform bill passed in 1984. He said the state requires teacher salary increases and, in many cases, sets the number of teachers needed.
One patron told the board they should “just say no” to unreasonable state-mandated expenses. Walter Cadenhead told trustees that he doesn’t want to cut any teacher’s pay but there are other areas where the budget can be reduced. As a selfemployed businessman, Cadenhead said he has made several cuts in his budget and his school district can do the same thing.
K S. Smith told the board he can’t afford to pay taxes in this city any longer. “Taxes are going up and up and up and it has got to stop. Somebody has got to realize what is going on,” he said.
Karon Preiss, an NBISD employee, spoke up in favor of the tax increase. She said the education offered in the school district is “beautiful.”
“I am for the types of activities that are occurring in my children's lives and the way that they have grown and been nurtured," she said. “I am so pleased with what is happing in their lives and my plea to you is to use your collective knowledge and remember that the bottom line really is not numbers. It’s kids.”
David Wiedenfeld told the board that
other entities have had to cut back their budgets and NBISD could trim its budget considerably
Preiss said she realizes that the “oil crunch” in Texas has hurt almost everyone. “But the oil crunch wouldn’t be nearly as devastating as what would happen if our education went backwards,” she added.
While some patrons said expensive equipment like computers are not essential to education, others said “you can’t go back to the slate board." At least one man supported the school district’s request for additional taxes, saying he wants his children to have the best education
NBHS coach Jim Straety, left, and William J Kolod/ie watch the action Citizens of New Braunfels "are interested in an education system second to none We are also interested in getting the most for our tax dollars Kolodzie said
possible so they will be able to compete in the tough job market of the future.
“I want my kids to have the best education there is. New Braunfels has turned out good students and good people and a lot of people move to New Braunfels for one thing the
school district,” said Jerry M. Smith. "You think your money is getting trashed, you go in there and try to teach a first grader ... You've got your choice, put them in jail IO years from now and it'll cost you IO times as much or you pay now and keep them in school.”
NBU proposes fall $9.4 million bond election
As of 11 a m. Friday
Sauder Farms (4 miles east of NB) 156
Royal Forest (east county}...................... q cg
Canyon Lake Forest (south side lake)........ 0 30
Sun Valley (west of Smithson Valley) ......0 40
New Braunfels Herald (Landa Street) .....2 75
McQueeney....................... 2 40
Lake Dunlap...................... 2
District Clerk Civil Filings
Gene I) Impanel* vs. Gustavo Moncade and David Reynolds, dba Reynolds Feed & Seed; auto injuries and damages.
Tom I,, and Karen Jane New bn.
Roger D. and Sharon K. Fink.
Jodey and Jeff Baran.
Comal County Clerk Marriages
Elfen Marie McCoy and leonard Dale Crawford.
I^iura Jo Dzienowski and Donnie Gene Smith.
County Court At Law Convictions Judge Ron Prichard
Sherri Lynn Deatherage; 8680 Fairhaven No. 1002, San Antonio; DWI; 180 days jail probated two years; 30 days shock jail; $650 fine; driver’s license suspended one year; Guardian Interlock program one year; full restitution.
JohivHamilton Stiles; 10307 Open G Trail, Helotes; DWL $350 fine; 60 days jail probated two years.
Sandra Lynne Jonas; 1415 I^ima Alto Apt. 4, San Antonio; DWI.S; $150 fine; three days jail, credit time served.
Arraignments Justice of the Peace Precinct 2
R C “Doc" Blanchard
Raymond Sanchez; criminal trespass; $300 bond.
Jesus Ramon Ruiz; DWI, subsequent offense; $3,500 bond. Pfauffor hands prison term, probation to men
Judge Robert T. Pfeuffer sentenced a San Antonio man to his second prison term and continued probation for a New Braunfels man convicted of aggravated robbery in action Wednesday in the 207th State District Court.
Marlin Ray Theis, 26, of San Antonio, was remanded to the Texas Department of Corrections for a 15-year term during a punishment hearing Wednesday.
Theis had been found guilty May ll kl district court here of burglary of a habitation committed last December in the 500 block of South Santa Clara. His indictment was enhanced because of a felony conviction in Bexar County in January 1984 for attempted burglary of a habitation. Theis served a short prison term for (tie offense.
Prior to his guilty verdict rendered by a Comal County jury in May, Tlieis had been acquitted of a charge
of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
His father, Terry Theis, asked the court for leniency in sentencing. He testified his son has a drug problem and prefers to involve himself "with kids who do drugs,” but said a Fort Worth construction firm had offered his son a job. Terry Theis said he believed his son’s drug problems could be overcome.
Pfeuffer sentenced Theis within a minimum five- to 15-year range mandated b> law for those with prior felony convictions.
In other action, District Attorney William Sehroeder had sought to revoke the probation of Steven C. Windham, 30, of 1513 Lichen Road, after Windham for a second time violated his parole terms.
Windham has been un parole for an aggravated robbery conviction lie received here rn October 1978. He was sentenced to a 10-year prison term and then placed on probation for the term.
Since then, Windham was arrested rn June of 1985 for public intoxication. At that time, he avoided revocation proceedings by completing an alcohol counseling course, but he was arrested again and convicted in April in Comal County Court-At-I^iw on a driving while intoxicated charge.
Pfeuffer continued Windham’s probation, but ordered him to undergo alcohol treatment at a Travis County facility and also ordered Windham to perform 200 hours of community service as restitution.
Sex assailant released, receives probation
A New Braunfels man, convicted of sexually assaulting a juvenile girl, has been released from the Texas Department of Corrections and placed on probation.
Hector Manuel Rosas, 21, of 1475 Fern, had been in prison since March 17 after pleading no contest to forcing a neighboring 15-year-old girl to have sex with him. He paid the girl, who became pregnant, $5 after the assault that took place in a storage shed.
He was sentenced to a 10-year prison term for the first degree felony charge. That sentence was to be probated following 60 to 180 days in prison as a shock term.
His attorney, Mark Cusack, filed for a motion to suspend further imposition of the prison stay after 60 days incarceration.
Rosas Thursday appeared before Judge Charles Ramsay in the 22nd State District Court and was formally placed on probation for the remainder of the sentence.
By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
New Braunfels Utilities employees unveiled a proposal Thursday to issue $9.4 million in bonds to finance a list of projects including a $5.5 million surface water treatment plant.
Since the proposed projects were presented in May, NBU officials have trimmed more than $5 million off the needed bond issue by proposing the sale of the utilities’ transmission lines and manuevering other money into the projects fund. NBU board of rn rectors voted to recommend to New Braunfels City Council that the bond sale be approved.
By keeping the bond sale less than $10 million, NBU will avoid penalties imposed under the latest changes in tax laws and reduce its annual budget for the coming year. Jeff Thompson, head of NBU’s administrative services, presented the proposed 1987-88 budget to the board for the first time Thursday.
Anticipated revenue for NBU’s 1987-88 fiscal year are set at $32.4 million. Thompson said that figure is up from $28.7 million last year.
The NBU staff estimates that more than $39.5 million will be spent in the
coming year. Included in the budget is a 2.8 percent increase in operation and maintenance expenses. An additional amount will be needed to fund the debt service on bonds to be issued in September.
NBU is considering selling its transmission lines to the I/mer Colorado River Authority. Thompson said the sale could produce $4 million to $5 million for the utilities in the future. The sale would not be completed before the end of this year, he said, but would provide income for NBU at a later date.
The $9.1 million bond issue, along with a reallocation of existing bonds, will fund more than $14 million worth of proposed projects, Thompson said. “The sale of the transmission is several years away. We’re using it to offset the bond issue because these things are going to take years to build,” he said in reference to the nine proposed projects.
e’re anticipating selling (the transmission system I but if it doesn’t happen, we’re going to have to come back after more bonds.” leading the list of NBU’s proposed projects is a surface water treatment plant which could treat up to six million gallons of water per day. The plant is estimated to cost $5.5 million
and will be located on the Guadalupe River. An exact location has not yet been determined.
NBU officials support the development of the project to decrease the dependency on the Edwards Aquifer and to provide a type of security system in the event the aquifer becomes contaminated or is pumped dry.
Several million dollars’ worth of new water lines are included in the proposed projects. The new lines would expand and improve NBU’s system into areas surrounding New Braunfels including the Kohlenberg Road area where the new Wal-Mart distribution system will be built. That pipe and booster pumps for the system will cost NBU about $985,000
Other proposed projects including upgrading wastewater treatment systems and upgrading the sewage collection system on the city’s west side.
If the proposed NBU budget is approved by the board, employees will have a chance at a 1.5 percent merit pay increase for the corning year. Thompson said the skimpy sum will be granted to employees who qualify. “This is not an across the txiard, cost-of-living raise,” he said.
The board is planning a workshop
in July to take a closer look at the proposed budget.
Also during Thursday’s meeting, the board:
approved an application to be submitted to the city council for potential grant funds available through the Texas Department of Community Affairs grant program NBU ls requesting a grant of $280,000
— approved the payment of $22,989 for membership dues for the coming fiscal year to the Association of Wholesale Customers. The association is made up of the electric companies that purchase power from LCRA. Trustee Bob Orr said the dues are quite reasonable in comparison to the amount of money the association saves the utilities
— appointed NBU General Manager Bob Sohn to serve as NBU’s representative to the Association of Wholesale Customers. Board President Gene Mornhinweg will serve as alternate.
— approved a bid for a construction contract for the Gruene Road and Rock Street water and sewage extension improvements. The board approved the low bid of $201,953 from R T. Montgomery of Bryan. The bid was more than $73,000 less than NBU had estimated
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Commissioners accepted a bid of $501 for the stone house on MUI Street located across from the courthouse annex. The house which is owned by the county will be removed and the lot cleared.
Roy Duelm, a local home mover, submitted a bid to the county which topped the only other bid of $100. A
spokesman for Duelm’s business says that the cost of removing the house will be approximately $4,500 to $4,800.
During Thursday’s agenda workshop m commissioners’ court the ballots of the 1986 senatorial elections were questioned nearly 8 months after the fact. Roland W. Anderson of Bulverde, voting
Precinct IO claims that Bennie Bock and Judith Zaffirini appeared on his ballot when the correct candidate would have been Bill Sumos.
When challenged County Clerk Rosie Bosenberry did research of the ballots and submitted proof that everthing was in order in the three precincts in question.
Other action by the commissioners included:
Abel Garza, 62, died June 25 in Lompoc, Calif.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Luna Garza of Lompoc, Calif.; four daughters, Julia Jouregui, Adela Alcantar, Sally Robles and Abby Garza, all of Iximpoc, Calif.; one son, larry Garza of Lompoc, Calif.; three brothers, Marcelino Garza of Dallas, Arturo Garza and Antonio Garza, both of New Braunfels; one sister, Angelica Garcia of New Braunfels; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Leonhardt H. Laubach
Services will be June 27 at IO a.m. in St. Paul Lutheran Church at Bulverde for Leonhardt Henry
Laubach. The Rev. Ray Kramer will officiate with burial to follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Bulverde. Arrangements are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home.
Laubach, 81, of Rt. 4, Box 201, Bulverde, died in his home June 25.
He was born July 12,1905, in Seguin to Adam and Emma (nee Staut-zenberger) Laubach. He married Louetta Jewel Bagby in 1951 in Boerne. The farmer and rancher had lived in Bulverde for 36 years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Survivors are his wife, Louetta Jewel Laubach of Bulverde; a son, leonhardt Laubach Jr. of Bulverde; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Edith F. Gillespie
Edith Fern Gillespie of New Braunfels died June 25 in Nix Medical Center in San Antonio. Services will be Monday in Garden Villas United Methodist Church in Houston. Arrangements are under the direction of Niday Funeral Home in Houston.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas F. Gillespie of New Braunfels; daughter, Andrea Perron of Llano; sons, Dexter Gillespie of New Braunfels and Thomas F. Gillespie III of Canyon l^ke; sisters, Woodie Mathews of San Antonio and Vallie Alphin of Hardin; and three granddaughters.
— authorization to the constable of precinct 2 to submit a bid to the Parks and Wildlife Department for the purchase of a used patrol car.
— approval of an expenditure of over $1,000 for courthouse renovation.
— the appointment of Tom Purdum to the Comal County Industrial Development Authority.
— presentation of the Comal County Historical Commission’s report.
— endorsement of request for PEMA map revision.
— appointment of Wallace Stahl as I/>ss Control Director for the county.
— approval of a variance to Bruce Fletcher to install a septic system for his home.
— final approval of lackey Subdivision, Unit 11 Pct.4).
— extension of letter of credit for Summit Extension Phase IV in Precinct 4.
— acknowledgement of receiving monthly fee reports.
— approval of all claims.
— endorsement of Tax Assessor-Collector Gloria Clennan’s proposal for centralized tax collection. The endorsement was given by commissioners after some discussion and an expression of support for her proposal.
— Numerous burglaries of motor vehicles that occurred overnight Wednesday were reported to New Braunfels police Thursday. The burglaries occurred in the following locations: 400 block of Buttercup; 1300 block of Poppy Lane; Libschier Drive; 1800 block of Crystal Springs Blvd.; and, Pebblebrook at Cypress Rapids. Radar detectors and stereo systems were the main items
reported stolen in the thefts,
resulting in combined losses of almost $2,000.
— A criminal trespass was
reported Thursday morning in the 400 block of East Camp.
— Theft of two suitcases containing assorted clothing items were
reported stolen from a man Wednesday night in the parking lot of a motel in the 200 block of U.S. 81 West. The items stolen were valued at $155.
— Items valued at $590 were reported stolen in a burglary overnight Wednesday of the luanda Park Bath House.
— A color television was reported as stolen in a burglary Thursday of a residence in the 300 block of North Houston Street.
— A 16-year-old juvenile was taken into custody by police Thursday evening on a charge of Class C theft for allegedly stealing a package of cheese.
— Nothing was reported stolen in a burglary Wednesday night of a
200 block of South were valued at $500.
business in the Casted Street.
— Two bicycles were reportedly stolen late Wednesday from in front of a lounge on West San Antonio Street.
— Arrested Wednesday afternoon in the 700 block of West San Antonio Street on charges of criminal trespass was Raymond Sanchez Jr., 24, of 1929 Lee Street.
— A disturbance and assault was reported Wednesday evening in front of a residence in the IOO block of Rodriguez.
— Two video recording units were reported stolen in a burglary early Wednesday of [.amar Elementary School, 240 N. Central. The items
— Burglary of a residence in the 400 block of California Street sometime between May 31 and June 16 was reported to police Wednesday. Items valued at more than $2,500 were listed as stolen.
Persons with information regarding any felony crune are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 620-TIPS, day or night, and speak to the officer on 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 conuiuttHig felony crimes.