New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 3, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Airline praises verdict in Delta crash lawsuit
X FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Delta Air Lines, which is trying to force taxpayers to pay for damages in the deadly 1985 crash of Flight 191 in Texas, praised the first verdict clearing the carrier of liability in the accident.
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Unicorns clinch berth; SV bowls over Clemens
New Braunfels clinched its second consecutive playoff berth Tuesday night with a 6-3 victory over Boerne in a District 28-4A baseball game. Smithson Valley overpowered Schertz Clemens 10-0 in the Rangers’ final home game of the year.
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Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is one of the most popular holidays on the Mexican calendar. Today, the holiday is almost as popular in the United States as it is in Mexico and is celebrated with fiesta style.
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Vol. 137, No. 123
707 Landa St.. New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
May 3, 1989 25 Cents
Two Sections, 26 Pages
The sky will be partly cloudy today with an afternoon high of 86 and a low tonight of 66.
Severe thunderstorms are possible tonight. Tommorrow is more of the same. Temperatures will continue to rise this week when the high will reach 90 and the low will be 70 during the weekend.
City of New Braunfels announces street closures starting today to enable New Braunfels Utility workers to perform repairs. West Mill Street lo Spur Street will be closed from today until May 8. Spur Street to North Live Oak to North Plum Avenue will be closed from May 8 to May 12....
Julie Brandi, a special education leacher for the New Braunfels (SD, will teach a novice or beginner’s Sign language class beginning Friday at the Lamia Recreation Center Classes will be at the Rec Center each Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p m. in the upstairs meeting room. Cost for the course is SIS per person and you may register between I mid IO p.m. during the week. For more information, call the Rex Center in Landa Park at 620-7529...
First Protestant Church is sponsoring a Blood Drive Sunday. The South Texas Regional Blood Bank will be accepting donors from 8:30 ain. until 12 30 pm at the See Ic Parish House on Coll Street. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the church office at 625-6951...
Rod. live bullriding action is what you’ll see at the first-ever Buckin’ Bonanza on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-28. New Braunfels Breakfast Lions and many other local businesses are sponsoring the event, which will feature non-stop bul trull rig action both days. Riders will be competing for cash and prizes — the total purse is $4,650 and the first place winner will get a gold and silver belt buckle from Frank’s Western Wear Saturday’s fun also will feature a dance with music by (Hay Bilker, while Sunday will feature Southern Breeze Tickets to the bounding are $4 in advance or $5 at the door Tickets to Saturday’s dance are $5 in advance or $6 at the door and tickets to Sunday’s dance are $4. Children under IO will be admitted free Tickets are on sale now ai Fnuik’s Western Wear, Comal Saddlery, High Breton Hats, and Choile! s. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lion’s Crippled Children’s Camp.
Speaking of rodeos, the Comal County Sheriffs Posse is sponsor mg rn Od Timers’ Rodeo Satin day at 7:30 pm at the posse grounds un interstate 35 South (Saints Road exit) members cd the local posse will ride in the flag presentation There’s a snack bar on the grounds and admission is SU. , *
The American Legion Auxiliary 179 will have a rummage sale Saturday from I am to 5 pm at the American Legion Hume at 410 W Coll There are bound to be plenty of good bargains there ...
Firm: Pipeline safer than roads
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A proposed pctroleum-products pipeline running from Corpus Christi to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is environmentally safe and could enhance competition locally, said Koch Refining Company officials Monday.
“It (pipeline) will not only be delivering jet fuel to Dallas, but it will also be providing additional supplies of gasoline and heating oil,” said Robert Buettncr, lawyer for Koch Refining Company. “It will have terminals in San Antonio and Austin and will create increased competition in the market places of San Antonio as well as in Austin.”
Independent petroleum marketers “like the idea of having someone else they can buy from," he said, adding the New Braunfels gasoline market probably would be affected.
Koch officials discussed the proposed pipeline and environmental concerns the public has expressed about the project at the Herald'Tcitung Monday night.
Koch’s pipeline, made of high quality steel, will cany gasoline, diesel fuel, jct fuel and other products from its Corpus Christi refinery to supply the San Antonio, Austin, Waco and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. Koch’s corporate offices are in Wichita Kan.
“Before we laid out the proposed route for the project, our people had talked to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as well as the Army Corp of Engineers in addition to a number of other federal and state agencies,” said Kim Carraway, public affairs officer for Koch. “We asked them what areas should we be aware of that are environmentally sensitive that we
The proposed Koch pipeline will run from a refinery in Corpus Christi to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
need to stay away from and they The pipeline is proposed lo run
identified the Edwards Aquifer as through Bexar, Guadalupe and
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Antique store heist Crime of the Week
Theft of jewelry al the Down lowner Antique Mall is this week s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Weex
Between April 17 at 2 pm and April 19 ai 12 38 p.m., unknown suspects took several piece* of jewelry from a display case ai the antique mad ai 223 W San Auto mo St.
Stoles were several watches, rings, a rhinestone broach and a silver jeweled purse valued al more than $750.
Law enforcement authorities are unsure how the burglars gained entry into the mall and display case
Persons with information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers, day or night, at 620 TIPS Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 far information leading to the arrest and indictment of persons involved in felony aune*
Tipsters calling Crune Stoppers will remain anonymous
Tip leads detectives to fugitive’s hideout
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A recent Crime Stoppers lip led to the arrest Tuesday of a Colorado fugitive who had been hiding at his parents’ New Braunfels home for approximately a year, detectives say.
“I got a call on Crime Stoppers about IO days ago and (the informant) said that there was a guy hiding out here in town that was wanted for escape out of Colorado,” said Crime Stoppers Coordinator Libby Rinehart. “I passed the information on to Detec
Joseph Lewis Griffin, 20, was arrested by New Braunfels Police Department detectives Paul Peterson, Montgomery Kama, and Gusme at approximately 10:15 a.m. Griffin was apprehended at his parents’ house on Wunderlich Lane oil Texas 46 within the City of New Braunfels and Guadalupe County.
Griffin waits to be extradited to Weld County, Colo., in the Guadalupe
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Absentee voting ends for Saturday's school, city elections
Absentee voting ended Tuesday afternoon and school and city officials arc spending the next few days gelling ready for Saturday’s elections.
Four persons arc vying to filling two at-large scats on the board of trustees for Comal Independent School District. Two incumbents are seeking their spots on New Braunfels City Council.
In the C1SD race, 122 persons vined absentee at the central office and 34 voted at Smithson Valley Middle School. At City Hall, eight persons voted in the District I race, where Ramon Chapa Jr. is unopposed, while IO persons voted in District 2, Loraine Krafts seat.
CISD candidates for the two at-largc scats, in the order in which they will appear on Saturday’s ballots, are Martin Allen, Carter Casteel, Dan Mitchell and William S. “Bill" Smith.
Allen, district court administrator in Comal County, has lived in CISD for eight years and is the father of three CISD students. Incumbent Casten is a local lawyer and a former classroom teacher She has two children in CISD and has lived in New Braunfels for 15 years.
Owner and operator of Dan’s Disposal Service in Bulverde, Mitchell is 46 years old and has lived in the dis-
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A San Antonio woman is suing a New Braunfels business owner for deceptive trade practices for allegedly ruining ber wedding dress in 1988.
Jennifer Lackey Houde, represented by New Braunfels attorney Carter Casteel, filed suit against Roger Johnson, owner of New Braunfels Cleaners last week.
Mr. Johnson was unavailable for
On or about Oct. 11, 1988, Houde said in the suit she took her wedding dress to Johnson to be dry cleaned and preserved.
“Defendant represented that he could dry clean the dress and preserve the dress,” the sun stated. “The rep
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Patrick Ott carefully aims at a cup with a water gun playing different games during planned activities During Carl Schurz Elementary school’s first Inter Dr Jane McDonald prepares tor a hit during the
nationat Carnival and May Fete Tuesday. Third, sponge throw activities (Photo by Deryl Clark), fourth and fifth graders enjoyed refreshments and
for dance are a hoax
Residents should beware of sc bool-aged children soliciting money for a Canyon Middle School eighth grade dance because it’s a hoax, says a Comal ISI) offic ial “Canyon Muddle School is not soli dung funds,” said Sandra Jackson, CISD public information of fica. “If students or children come to doors sol idling or asking for money, plea* call the school before (giving) them any money .”
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Horace Bo tote, 1150 Edwards Blvd , said in all hts years of dealing with snakes, he's never seen a snake eat hts tail Belute found this checkered garter snake on hts property last week dead from eating hts tat) John McLain, reptile specialist at San Antonio Zoo, said ifs not unseal, but ifs not common tor a snake to eat its ta i The snake possibly had a tumor or injury on his tail and was biting at the pain or toe snake was eating undigested food. which is caned Coprophagy, Met am said Snakes dont have a tot of nerves in their tai), so toe snake probably didn t fee) it until it was too late, he said (Photo th Defy) Dark)