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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns boys track team enjoys early season success. See Page 5. DEPARTM Inside Editorial...........................................4 Sports..............................................5 Comics............................................8 Market Place...........................10-13 Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to:Tiffany Kennemer (Saturday, six years), B.A. Saunders, Monty Crumrine, Gilbert Alvarez (Saturday), and Carlos Molina. Happy 45th anniversary to Lorraine and Kenneth Kennemer, and happy anniversary to James and Gena Orth. Pollen Count Mold —Not available Elm — NA Cedar — NA Ash — NA Mulberry — NA blackberry —NA (Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air. Readings taken yesterday. Information provided by Or. Frank Hampel.) River Information Comal River — 238 cubic feet per second, down 4 from yesterday. Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 624.25 feet above sea level, down .02. Lioness Club holds garage and bake sale The New Braunfels Lioness Club will hold a garage and bake sale at 386 West San Antonio Street, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. Canyon Music Boosters to meet Canyon Music Boosters will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Canyon High School Band Hall. There will be an election of new officers. Lake Dunlap Property Owners meeting The Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association annual general membership meeting and election of officers will be held at Riverbend Park at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15. Class of ’43 to meet Class of 1943 New Braunfels High School to meet at Ryans Steakhouse March 16 at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. For information, call Rudy Schrey-er at 625-5352. Cookie Blitz The New Braunfels Girl Scouts will have a Cookie Blitz this Saturday, March 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will sell the cookies for one day only in the HEB parking lot at the corner of Walnut and Highway 81. For information, call Karen McDonald at 625-9548 or ; Sherry! Gerke at 620-7275. Dealers needed The New Braunfels Conservation Society is pleased to announce that on June 1, at the New Braunfels Civic Center, the Society will hold its first Collector’s Showcase and Sale. Dealers wishing to participate with fine collectibles or antiques, call 629-2943. Correction In an editorial on Page 4 of ’ the Wednesday Herald-Zeitung, it was stated that the city should use a portion of the hotel/motel tax money to ; help fund a plan to fight crime and litter on the Comal River. ; In fact, the Greater New I Braunfels Chamber of Com-; merce has already budgeted ; up to $5,000 for the program I from the promotional portion I of its tourism budget, which is ; funded by the hotel/motel tax. This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Questions still unanswered in three deaths By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer The death of a Comal County man may have been self-inflicted, the sheriffs department said Friday morning. The sheriffs department also found the gun around noon Thursday which may have killed Stanley Lindsey’s wife and son. Lt. Sumner Bowen of the Comal County Sheriffs Department said Friday morning Stanley Lindsey, 43, died as a result from a contact gunshot wound to the left side his head before his truck ran off Smithson Valley Road two miles south of his house. “We think he shot himself,” Bowen said. Stanley Lindsey, a Union Pacific employee who worked in the San Antonio maintenance shops since 1972, was traveling south toward his house Wednesday morning when his truck veered across the northbound lane into a cluster of trees. When the sheriff’s department arrived at the white brick house on the comer of Antler Pass and Circle Oak, about three miles east of Bulverde, to report Stanley Lindsey’s death to his family, deputies found his wife Pennye, also 43, and Sheldon, 18, dead, each shot once in the head. The mother was found in the kitchen and the son was found in a bedroom, said Sheriff Jack Bremer. Preliminary autopsy reports indicate Pennye and Sheldon Lindsey were shot with a .38-caliber gun, the same caliber as the weapon found on the north bank of the Guadalupe River under the Farm Road 311 bridge Thursday afternoon. Bowen said Stanley Lindsey probably was killed with a 9 mm gun, which has not been recovered. The wounds indicate Pennye and Sheldon Lindsey were shot at close range, Bowen said. The mother and son did not have any defensive wounds to indicate they fought their killer. Because of the condition of Stanley Lindsey’s body, tests cannot conclude if he fired a gun, Bowen said. Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Although no weapon was found at the scene, the Comal County Sheriffs Department believes Stanley Lindsey may have killed himself, Sheriff Jack Bremer told the media yesterday. Bowen added poweder residue was found on both the mother and son. Bremer said the house showed no sign of forced entry. A fresh shell casing from a .22-caliber bullet was found outside of the truck, Bremer said. Early Thursday morning, officers found a silhouette charm with Sheldon Lindsey’s name and date of birth along the banks of the Guadalupe Riv er near where the gun was later found. The gun, charm and other items of jewelry Bowen declined to identify, were found near Farm Road 311, more than 11 miles away from the accident scene and 13 miles away from the Lindsey’s home. The family had lived in the white brick house with green shutters and gutters since June 1994, Bowen said. Bremer described the family as “kin-da loners.” Dan Geroy, prinicipal of Smithson Valley High School where Sheldon Lindsey was a senior, described the teenager as a “good student.” Geroy said memorial activities for the Lindsey family may be planned later next week. He added a few students have asked for counseling. The sheriffs department was scheduled to meet with the Lindsey’s relatives late Friday morning. Tile sheriff, the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab and a Union Pacific unit were investigating incident scenes Thursday afternoon. Candidates, voters prepare for runoffs Rollover wreck leaves man critical By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The dust is settling from the primary elections held earlier this week, and it is now time to start looking toward the next election. However, several races still have not been decided and will have to go to a runoff election in Apnl. Early voting in Democratic and Republican runoff elections runs from April 1 to April 5. Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Bigfoot sighting Cody Kahlig is dwarfed by the tire of Bigfoot, the famous car-crushing monster truck. The truck will be on display at Bluebonnet Motors, 315 N. Seguin, through Saturday. Boy Scout troop prepares for barbecue Boy Scout Troop #163, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, is selling barbecue tickets as a fund-raiser for the troop's camping and outdoor activities. Barbecue plates with all the fixings will be prepared for drive-through pickup on Friday, March 29 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Tickets are $5 per plate, presale only. The troop thanks Granzin's, HEB and Guadalupe Smoked Meats for their contributions. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call Dough Hungerford, assistant scout master, at 629-3811. In local races, incumbent Sheriff Jack Bremer and his opponent Bob Holder will head into a runoff race for Sheriff. Douglas Kirk and Jack Damson will also have a runoff race for County Commissioner, Precinct I, which is being vacated by retiring Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans. Comal County Elections Supervisor Linnell Hinojosa said early voting for the elections will be held from Apnl I through Apnl 5 from 8 a m. to 4:30 p.m. She said early voting for the runoff will be only be held at the courthouse, and there will not be any temporary branches. “We just don’t have time (for temporary branches),” said Hinojosa. “We only have five days, and we’re going to have our hands full here.” The actual election day for the runoff is April 9, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. County Clerk Joy Streater said she is uncertain at this point where the elections will take place. “That’s up to the parties,” said Streater. “By law, they can consolidate if they want to. I don’t know what they’re going to do." Hinojosa said that despite the reduced number of elections and candidates in the runoff, a good turnout is still expected. She said she expects roughly the same amount of voters in this election if not more. “I think the same people that voted in the first election will also want to vote in this one," she said. However, Hinojosa added that if people do chose to vote again, they will have to vote in the same primary they voted in on March 12. She also added that if someone did not vote in the first election, it’s not too late. “Even if you didn’t vote in the first election, you can vote in the runoff," said Hinojosa. “You just can’t switch parties.” In addition to the local runoffs, other runoffs are likely. However, Hinojosa said she has not received final word from the state yet on which races will require a runoff. Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Two New Braunfels residents were injured in a one-car rollover on the 900 block of Gruene Road Thursday afternoon. Anita Olson, 38, was driving south on Gruene Road when she swerved to avoid hitting rn car In her lane. Her Jeep veered off the road, rolled over once and landed on Its side. Olson and passenger Paul Johnson, 32, were thrown from the Jeep. The vehicle landed on Johnson, who was transported by AlrUfs helicopter to University Hospital in San Antonio, where he remained in critical condition Friday morning. Olson was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital. Project KISS and Canyon Lake Chamber make deal for land for youth center By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The possibility that the Canyon Lake Community Youth Recreation Center (Project KISS) will find a home is coming closer to reality after the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce board voted last week to start negotiating a long term lease of chamber land for the recreation center. "The Project KISS people approached us after their lease with the Corps of Engineers fell through,” chamber president Richard K. Smith said. “They offered that we lease our land to them in return they would provide us room (for an office space) in the facility.” The chamber has 9.5 acies of land where its current offices are located, on FM 2673 between Startzville and Saltier. ‘We agreed to sign a non-binding letter of intent. Our board is IOO percent behind this.’ — Richard K. Smith, chamber president Project KISS had tried to enter into a sublease agreement through the county for the proposed county park at Canyon Dam with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, but that attempt fell through. “We agreed to sign a non-binding letter of intent (with Project KISS),” Smith said. “Our board is IOO percent behind this.” Smith said the Project KISS board, which meets Friday at noon at the law offices of Charles Stephens in Sattler, must approve it before the agreement can become valid. “If Project KISS accepts the agreement, we anticipate that groundbreaking ceremonies will be within 90-100 days," Smith said. Smith said the lease would be $ I a year for 99 years. The lease, Smith said, will benefit both parties. “It is a good idea because they (Project KISS) need land and we need new office space,” Smith said. “In January, we started a building fund and have already collected $200, but Project KISS roughly has $65,000” Smith said the chamber would need about 3,000—4,000 square feet of office space in the facility. “We need it because we are quickly outgrowing our present office space,” Smith said. A joint committee has been set up to iron out details such as how each par- ‘Now the Project KISS people will be able to point to something tangible and people will donate.’ — Richard K. Smith, _rhamhpr    portent ty would split paying the utility bills, factors relating to the joint management of the facility and deciding the office space. The recreation center would be beneficial, not only for the chamber and Project KISS, but the community at large, Smith said. “It will do a number of things,” Smith said. “It will give the community a facility for large public gathenngs which we currently don’t have. It will be a central gathering place for Canyon Lake The facility will enable the chamber to have more functions available to the public and save the chamber money in the process because we would not have to go out and rent businesses for functions that much. The center would add to the infrastructure of Canyon Lake and develop a part of Canyon Lake which is currently undeveloped.” Fundraising should be a little bit easier now that the recreation center has a permanent place, Smith said. “A lot of people were reluctant to donate money to Project KISS because they did not see anything tangible coming out of it,” Smith said. “Now the Project KISS people will be able to point to something tangible and people will donate.” The Plaza Bandstand New Braunfels Herald-Zei 410    N016 10/22/99 SO-WEST MICRQPUBL. I SHI NG 2627 E YANDELL DE EL PASO, TX 79903- 14 pages in one section ■ Friday, March 15,1996 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■ Home of B.A. SAUNDERS Vol. 144, No. 89Clinton pledges $100 million aid to Israel. See Opinion, Page 4. ;