New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Exxon revises plan; wants to burn sludge
VALDEZ, Alaska (AP) — Exxon wants to bum or bury the sludge recovered in cleaning up the nation’s worst oil spill, and says environmental laws may have to be bypassed to allow the disposal.See Page 3Survey: AIDS crisis boosts sex education
NEW YORK (AP) — The AIDS crisis is giving a boost to sex education but is also crowding other critical sexual topics out of the curriculum, concluded a nationwide survey released today. .See Page 5
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MT %t O’as baseball winds down
Kerrville Jivy will try to clinch the final District 28-4A baseball playoff berth today while first-place New Braunfels hosts Boerne. Smithson Valley will try to rebound from a loss to the Greyhounds with a victory at home over Schertz Clemens tonight.See Page 7
Vol. 137, No. 122
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Seeds of conservation
Beautiful springlike weather is in the forecast for the next few days. Today’s high, with a chance of afternoon showers, should reach about 85 followed by a low tonight of 66. Wednesday should see early morning clouds with L#
plenty of afternoon sun and a '
high of 85. Temperatures will get ®
warmer each day and by Sunday, the afternoon high should reach near 90 with overnight lows in the mid to upper 60s.
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Learn how to protect yourself and your property tonight at a Crime Prevention Course tilled “You and Mc Against Crime ”
The course, sponsored by the Safe City Commission, begins at 7 p m at Canyon High School. Topics will range from senior citizens safety to neighborhood watch organi/ations. All residents arc encouraged to attend the free safety course....
An international evangelist is ministering in revival at die New Braunfels Foursquare Gospel Church today and Wednesday at 7 p.m. both nights. The church is a half-mile west of Interstate 35 on FM 306 (the road to Canyon Lake)....
Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor its annual Bake Sale May 13 beginning at 9 a m. at the Geronimo Fire Station on US.
123 in downtown Geronimo, across from the Navarro School.
The sale is the Saturday before Mother’s Day and would he a great time to pick up a tasty treat for n m....
Boy Scout Troop 757 is collecting donations for its third annual rummage sale. No item is loo large or small and proceeds from the sale will defray the cost of summer camp for the scouts Call Dee Ryden at 625-0335, Jim Thompson at 625-6395, or Mellette Peters at 6250345 for pickup of items Items also can be taken to Ryden’t home at 480 S Santa Clara The sale will be May 20...
Comal County Sportsman Association will not have a fish fry May 5. The next one will be May
This is the first call for books for the Diitlmgcf Friends of the Library book sale Oct 6 and 7. For pick-up of books, call Lucille Douma at 629-3048 or Blanche Sanders at 625-0520. Sale organizers ask that no textbooks be donated for the sale...
Smithson Valley Middle School PT A will sponsor an end-of the -school-year dance for all SVMS students May 12 from 7 to IO p m. in the cafeteria San Antonio disc jockey Mark Carrillo will entertain the teens Admission is Si, sodas will cost 25 cents and other refreshments will be provided by parents ID cards must be presented ami instant photos will be taken for $1 each Parents are reminded to pick up the* children promptly at IO pm For more informauon. or lo volunteer to help, call Cynthia Chanst in at 438 7298 or Shem Grubb at 899-2306....
Don Meyer, president of the Guadalupe Valley Shrine Chih, reports its members will be available at HEB, Kroger's, and Wal-Mart Saturday from 9 am lo 6
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Lamar kindergarten student Jessica Fauset, above, and Claudia Castilleja with Men’s Garden Club President Dan Dean, at left, checked out the 4-by-8 garden plot cared for by students at Lamar, with the help of the Men's Garden Club at Faith United Church of ^ Christ. Through many donations, the club has fenced the plot, supplied a water line, plowed and tilled the land. The club also received donations of seeds and tools from various businesses. Five teachers, parents and club members helped 101 students plant the garden and the fruits of their labor are now being seen. The children get to take home the vegetables they have grown, which include radishes, lettuce, beets, turnips, carrots, sweet corn, pop corn, green snap beans and okra The purpose of the program is to teach young gardeners that food has to be raised by someone and does not just appear at the supermarket by accident. Club members said the children are learning to work together and know they have a responsibility to care for the plot. (Photo by Ceryl Clark)
Petition drive reaches goal
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
More than 5,000 signatures were gathered in April from residents in the Comal Appraisal District wanting the issue of tax consolidation on an August ballot, according to figures released Monday by commissioners court.
“The response of the electorate was overwhelming in favor in putting this item on the ballot,” said Precinct 2
Commissioner Neil Craigmile. “There’s really no telling how many people participated in this proposal because people kept coming in at different times.”
Craigmile and Precinct 4 Commissioner Clyde Jacobs, along with citizens supporting the issue, gathered signatures at the courthouse, post office and in neighborhoods. The
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‘Talks’ stop sale of station
Final touches arc being put on an agreement that averted the sale of a local radio station scheduled for today at the Comal County Courthouse.
‘We’re talking. We’re not through talking,” said attorney John Dicrkscn this week. "We feel like we’ve got an agreement in principle and it’s just a matter of putting it down into written form.”
Former owners of KGN B K N BT — Comal Broadcasting Company — foreclosed April IO on the New Braunfels Broadcasting Group, which currently operates the station.
“Default has occurred in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the deed of trust and in the pcrfor-
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Jackknifed truck spills fuel on road
An 18-wheelcr jackknifed on an Interstate 35 exit ramp around 11:30 this morning causing diesel fuel to spill on the roadway.
“It happened so quick,” said truck driver Joe Carpenter, who was driving
a truck for Southwest Neon Signs out of San Antonio. Carpenter was exiting at Wal-Mart to drive to Sizzler restaurant to deliver a sign. He appast* TRUCK, Pag* 2
School, city voting ends this afternoon
Sheriff seeks money for a crime network
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Combining and organizing intelligence information could crack down on traveling criminals who hit Comal, Guadalupe, and Hays counties all in one sweep, said Sheriff Jack Bremer A criminal jusuce grant would support the creation of an intelligence -gathering office to target these criminals “By combining all the information and having it analyzed, I think we can eliminate ck at least help each other solve a lot of these burglaries and other crimes,” Bremer told Comal
County Commissioners Court during a workshop meeting Monday “These crooks don’t have franchises on ter runty and they move readily in between Hays County and Guadalupe County and San Marcos and New Braunfels "
Bremer asked commissioners to sign resolutions next week supporting the program Comal, Guadalupe and Hays county’s sheriff’s offices and New Braun fels Police Department and San .Marcos Police Department are pursuing
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I Countdown starts anew for Atlantis
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (AP) — Electricity flowed into Atlantis today, beginning a new I countdown toward a Thursday afternoon blastoff after crews fixed fuel system problems that caused a last minute launch postponement The shuttle is to carry into space five astronauts who are to propel a robot spacecraft to explore the planet Venus The countdown began on time at 8 a rn. when a test director sum SM SHUTTLE, Pag* 2
With only hours left to do so. absentee voters today continue to make a steady trail to polling places to cast their ballots in school board and city elecuons Comal Independent School Dismal board of trustees has two positions up for grabs and four persons wanting to fill those seats. Incumbent Caner Casteel, now serving as board president, is running for a third term Other contenders are district coon
administrator Martin Allen, teacher William Smith, and businessman Dan Mitchell. Incumbent Don Tyler did not seek re-elccuon The CISD race is for two at-large seats and the two highest vote-geticrs will be the winners As of 10:30 this morning, % persons had cast absentee ballots at the CISD business office and 30 persons
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Industry wants city’s support for state grant
A small New Braunfels corporation is asking for monetary support to expand and stay in the area, so the City of New Braunfels could apply for Department of Commerce funds soon During a special City Council meeting Monday night ai City Hall,
Tom Purdum, president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, explained the corporation’s situation and how the city can apply for Texas Capital funds.
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Window etching program aimed at car thieves
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Stab Wrtlar
Take a few minutes to practice car theft prevention ups this month and save days of anguish when an automobile is stolen.
May is Vehicle Theft Prevention month in New Braunfels and the Safe City Commission has made a deal to drive off every auto thief in town —• etching car w indows with identification numbers
"One of the most cost-effecuve deterrents (of auto theft) is the etching of your Vehicle Identification Number into vor vehicle windows,” said Crime Prevention Officer Martin Mayer of the New Braunfels Police 2 Department
The Commission, along with New Braunfels New Car Dealers Association and Independent Insurance Agents of New Braunfels, unveiled a plan Monday rn a press conference to use window etching to curb local auto theft.
“It’s a very quick process,’ said Commission Director Don Ferguson “A marked vehicle is less likely to be stolen and resold ”
The service will be offered four times rn May at local car dealerships for $12 a vehicle Money raised will pay for supplies and support the commission
Etching reduces the Wack-market value of the car and the incentive to steal it, Ferguson said, adding the veh
icle's identification can’t be changed unless all the etched glass is replaced The commission is tackling the problem of auto thefts because of ns-tng incidents of the crime, he said “it s our belief, judging from the statistics and comparing those to others, thai auto theft is becoming one of this city’s fastest-growing property crimes and the time has come to tackle that particular problem ”
Auto theft incidences have increased 61 percent in New Braunfels in the past five years resulting in a $3 million loss
“There are a couple of reasons that we’ve seen such a substantial increase ut the cay over the last five years and some of those reasons include the
apathy on the pan of car owners, the relative ease of which cars can be sullen, and also the lucrative prices which are paid on stolen cars or sullen pans,” Ferguson said.
“I think you will find nationwide that car stealing is on the increase ... which we re not exempt from those statistic*,” Mayer said
Most cars are sullen at malls, grot -cry store parking lots, apartment complexes and other areas with high traffic levels, he said
Cars most frequently sullen rn New Braunfels, from most popular to least,
include Chevrolet pickup; Chevrolet automobiles, Ford automobiles; Ford
trucks and Mercury. Oldsmobile automobiles and Kawaski motorcycles; Plymouths and Honda
Comal County motorists wno opt for window etching could be eligible for a state insurance discount of up to 6 percent
Etchers will be at Bluebonnet
Motors, 315 N Seguin Ave., May 6; Milt Ferguson Motor Company, 699 W. San Antonio St , May 13; Krueger Chevrolet, 386 W San Antonio Si., May 20, Becker Motor Company, 547 S Seguin Ave., May 27.
For more informauon, call the Safe
City office at 620-SAFE