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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Vol. 137, No. 96 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144 Sunday March 26, 1989 50 Cents Four Sections, 42 Pages Pastors prepare for day Easter means everything from children hunting bright-colored eggs to the beginning of a new life represented by the resurrection of Jesus. And as children scurry to sec what the Easter Bunny left, and everyone puts on their Sunday best this morning, arca ministers will be ready to give an uplifting Easter message. First Baptist Church minister Dr. Gordon Graham said his message will bo, “What Christ’s resurrection means to me.” He said Easter means, “I worry way to much because my worry has been taken care of because the resurrection pl my savior.” Rev. Don Murray of the Holy Family Church said Easter means hope. “It’s not all over when we die and there is hope for future life,” Murray said, “that’s what we strive for — hope that there’s something better ahead of us.” His message is, “We Need Easter.” Jeff Fowler, minister of First Assembly of God said his sermon will h ature “The Dead and Christ.” “It will emphasize the resurrection ut the saints of those Christians who nave already died before their rcsur-eetjon along with those who will be idiscd in the rapture of the church along with them,” Fowler said. Candidates face off for mayor’s office By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Spending and citizen representation will be issues in the City of Garden Ridge’s mayoral race, which will feature a newcomer to politics and the incumbent mayor. Richard “Dick” Eugene Igou and incumbent Walter A. Yohcy Jr. will square off for the mayor’s post in the May belection. Yohcy was first elected mayor in 1986 and said he is looking forward to another term to continue the city’s progress. “When I became mayor, the old city hall was not much larger than this room,” Yohcy said as he looks around his present office. “We had no desks, had no typewriter. The city secretary was a part-time employee who used to bring her typewriter with her daily to work and then carry it home.” City Hall is located in a four-building complex off FM 3009. Igou, technical engineer at KGNB-KNBT radio in New Braunfels, said officials of the City of Garden Ridge Richard Eugene Igou have unnecessarily spent taxpayer dollars. “We need to control some of our spending,” Igou said. “Everybody has a wish list. I have a wish list of things Celebration of Easter for most families begins with morning worship services. (Photo by Deryl Clark) Long-time city employee preparing for retirement By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer Francisco Espinoza has seen many changes and has worked under many administrations in his 37 years with the City of New Braunfels sanitation department. Espinoza will retire from the department April 14. tie was hired March 20, 1952, as a garbage collector and later worked for IO years as a driver, lie also worked as a ditch digger when the city placed trash in trenches and worked an incinerator when the city burned trash in the city yard. Espinoza also has seen many equipment changes. When he first started his job, garbage trucks operated with three-man crews and a driver. Later, there were two men and the driver; now new front-loadcrs operate with only a driver. Francisco, who was bom in New Braunfels Jan. 29, 1920, remembers when he was paid 90 cents an hour. “It’s a lot more money now,” he said. He dtx-sn’t have any big plans after retirement. “I guess Ell stay home and watch television and go the the city sometimes to have fun. I’ve had to be here every wcckday Espinoza said. “I gotten used to it. I’m going to miss it a little bit because I like to be moving,” he said. “I don’t like to sit.” Francisco contributes his agility at age 69 to the movement demanded by his job “I ve done good bending down, but my eyes can’t see as good as they used to. I ve always gotten up in the mornings and come lo work." See EMPLOYEE, Page 2A Largest spill    in    U.S history Oil threatens ocean wildlife VALDEZ, Alaska (AP) — Millions of gallons of crude oil that spilled when a tanker ran aground spread across a wildlife-rich stretch of ocean Saturday while Alaska’s chief environmental officer criticized cleanup efforts as too slow. The biggest oil spill in U.S. history created a slick 8 miles long and VA miles wide in Prince William Sound. The Coast Guard said only Reef Island and the western edge of Bligh Island had been touched by die slick. “This situation, I think, was everyone’s secret nightmare about what could happen with oil traffic in die sound," said Dennis Kelso, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Sonic 240,000 barrels - about IO,080,(XX) gallons -- of crude oil from Alaska’s North Slope spilled early Friday when the 987-foot tanker Exxon Valdez ran hard aground on Bligh Reef, about 25 miles outside Valdez, where it had taken on a total cargo of 1.2 million barrels. Initial reports indicated 270,(XX) barrels had spilled. Divers Saturday said they had found six to eight holes in the vessel’s hull large enough to swim through, said Frank larossi, president of Exxon Shipping Co. About 30 feet of the vessel is resting on a shelf on die reef. Efforts to pump oil off the Exxon Valdez onto another tanker were halted early Saturday when authorities noticed that oil appeared to leaking as the pumping operation proceeded. Exxon wants to pump 200,000 barse© SPILL, Page 2A Board to examine Purr-fed in everyway testing program Eliminating basic skills testing for first grade students at New Braunfels Independent School District will be one of the items facing the board of trustees Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Education Center. School administrators arc recommending the board adopt a resolution opposing the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills for first grade students. Texas Council ol Urban School Districts, Bexar County Federation of School Boards anti numerous area legislators and BTA organizations have endorsed legislation which would eliminate the state requirement for testing first grade students. See TESTING, Page 2A Toll-free number tracks legislation A toll-tree number recently put on line will give citizens interested in the progress of a legislative bill an opportunity to track its progress. The Texas Legislative Research Library opened the number recently, “Any citizen can relay the subject, author or bill number to the computet operator for instant information,” said Rep. Edmund Kuempcl (R-Scguin). “ll is very helpful to die operators if a caller can be as specific as possible," he said. Toll-free operators will be on duty Monday through Ihuisday lrom 8 to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The number is 1-800-252-9693. Kuemple said his full-time staff can be contacted for copies of bills and additional information. Kuempcl’s Capitol office number is 512 4634)602 and his address is P.O. Box 2910, Austin, lex. /8768-2910. His staff can also arrange tours of the Capitol or the Governor’s mansion Judge Mary Holies checks out one of the entrants in the annual benefit cat show sponsored by Good Mews Cat Club of San Antonio The show is at the Civic Center today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an Easter Fgg Hunt for youngsters planned at noon. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for senior citizens and children. The show is sanctioned by American Cat Fanciers Association and includes three national winners and entries from California, Florida, Illinois and Minnesota (Photo by Deryl Clark) Walter A Yohey Jr. that I would like to have, and I think our city should have one too, but I don’t think we can afford to have See MAYOR, Page 2A Good day Today’s forecast includes a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Skies will be mostly cloudy with southerly winds. The high temperature will reach the low 80s with an overnight low in the 60s. Monday will be more of the same with a chance of rain and a high in the upper 70s lo low 80s. Inside: BUSINESS...............................8-9    A CLASSIFIED............................5-8B COMICS..........................10    A,    1-8D CROSSWORD.............................3A DEAR ABBY...............................6A ENTERTAINMENT.......................6A HOROSCOPE............................10A KALEIDOSCOPE.....................1-4B OPINIONS....................................4A SPORTS...............................11-13A TV LISTINGS.........................1-12C WEATHER...................................2A Stammtisch Remember David Houdc? It hasn’t been that long since the popular dancer graduated from high school here, bul his mom Barbara thought folks would like to know what David’s up to. Well, he’s working in the Kids of die Kingdom show in front of Cinderella’s Castle at Disncyworld in Orlando, Fla. He also will be a member of the Disncyworld Easter Parade today. David will be wearing a gray tuxedo and will be dancing with women wearing lum-of-die-century dress; Barbara said he will be on the camera side of the street. David, who left for Florida the day after the Junior Miss program, will be with Disncyworld for a year, then will have the opportunity lo audition again or move on.... New Braunfels ISD Community Education will sponsor a Defensive Driving Course March 28 and 30 and again April ll and 13 from 6 to IO p.m. Call 620-6200 or 964-3491 lo sign up. Tile Charlie Rose Agency will host DDC to teach you how to “Drive to Slay Alive” March 28 and 30 al Canyon High School from 6 to IO p.m. Call 625-8081 or 625-8576.... Margaret Smith is looking for a few good businesses to lend her a hand. Smith has taken on the chore of gathering business donations to sell during the May 5 Canyon Lake Night of the KLRN public television station’s auction. Canyon Lake-donated items will See STAMMTISCH. Page 2A Gramm agrees to pay fine to end dispute WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Phil Gramm announced Saturday his 1984 campaign committee has agreed to pay a $30,000 penality to settle a Five-year dispute with the Federal Election Commission. See Page 3A Easter a time of rebirth for nations, individuals At Eastertime, all nature seems to remind us of new life, says Robert Krueger. In his guest column, Krueger explores the idea that Easter means not only new birth in nature, but new hope for mankind. See Page 4A /Vn p —r S-°;W |pOOKHOLLOW PC-300 104 'match, 9 20 3 BFOursrw-    soccer    title,    New •KSWS. tx TMO* 76006 was the runner-up in District 25 after losing to Austin High in a shoot-out Friday night. See Page 11A ;