New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
House tentatively OKs horseracing revision
AUSTIN (AP) — The state must decrease its share of horse-racing track proceeds if it wants pari-mutuel wagering to get off the ground in Texas, says a lawmaker who is working to gauge support for the prop-
ostd reduction. See Page 4Texas graduates lag in scores on SAT tests
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas is behind the national average for college entrance exam scores and percentage of students who graduate from high school, a new report shows. 'See Page 5
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-r.uauiels Unicorns defeated the Tivy Antlers 6-3 Wednesday night in Kerrville lo clinch the district baseball title for the second consecutive season. The Unicorns are now 10-0 in District 28-4A play with two games left in the season. _See Page 12
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Vol. 137, No. 124
707 Landa St.. New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 3.77-880) 512-625-9144
May 4, 1989
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Texas Department of Pub'ic Safety Trooper Ron McCoy talks to witnesses of a one-car rollover Wednesday around 4:40 p.m. on Smithson Valley Road. Jonathan Paul Mossman, 20. of Dallas, lost control on a curve and flipped his 1981 Honda. He was
transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital by Bulverde-Spring Branch EMS where he was later treated and released Charges are pending against Mossman. McCoy said. (Staff photo)
Jeweler found not guilty
A local jewelry store owner was found not guilty Tuesday of deceptive trade practices by a Comal County Court-At-Law jury during a one-day mal.
Talmage Higginbotham. 52. was found not guilty of selling an engagement nng to a Robstown man for more than it was worth.
“We knew all along we weren’t guilty,” Higginbotham said this morning. “I wasn’t guilty in the beginning.
Cloudy skies this morning were expected to give way to portly cloudy skies this afternoon and there's a 20 percent chance of thundershowers. High today is expected to reach the mid HIK, dropping lo the upper 60s tonight. Southerly winds are blowing between IO and 15 mites per hour, Friday should be mostly cloudy in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon with a high in the mid 80s, with souther ly winds between IO and 15 mph
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First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio, will offer tome great bargains Saturday dor mg its gigantic rummage sale There will be furniture, household items, appliances (including a freezer), plants, children’s clothes, toys and much more Proceeds wilt be distributed among local mission....
It’s always time to think about preventing rabies and the Comal County Veterinary Medical Association is planning to do something about it. On Saturday, the association will once again spun sot rabies climes at the Comal County Fairgrounds arid at the Holy Family Catholic Church parking lot. Cost is $10 and includes the vaccination, and city and county licenses After costs, the proceeds will benefit the a&so elation's scholarship fund....
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I’m very happy with the verdict."
The New Braunfels native owns and operates Jewels by Talmage located at 332 landa St.
“We go out of our w ay to satisfy our customers,’’ said Higginbotham, who has been in the jewelry business for 35 years He has operated in New Braunfels for three years.
He said his business is continuing and that he has received a lot of support from the community.
Higginbotham faces another deceptive trade practice charge in County Court-At-Law soon.
The second charge came after a local couple filed a police report claiming a ring they bought from Higginbotham wasn’t worth the amount they paid, according to police reports. * Deceptive trade practices is a Class A misdemeanor Higginbotham faces a fine up to $2,000 and/or up to two years in county jail.
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer;
Nine teams of local law enforcement officers joined forces Wednesday in the Canyon Lake-New Braunfels area to serve outstanding warrants leading to the arrest of eight people and the clearance of 59 warrants.
“It was a good success,” said New Braunfels police officer Bobby Owens, who helped coordinate the raid. “We noticed at times it was a little bit slow, but it’s because of the distance involved for the teams in the lake arca. They were traveling over some large areas.”
For the second time in three months, officers from New Braunfels Police Department, Comal County Sheriff s Department, Department of Public Safety, Garden Ridge Police Department, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commisson, and Comal County constables, reserve officers and secretaries pooled together to clear outstanding warrants.
A Feb. 25 raid in New Braunfels led to the arrest of 26 local residents and the clearance of approximately 62 warrants
The main obstacle officers faced Wednesday were long drives from the lake arca to the Comal County jail and the lack of street lighting in the county, Owens said.
"Distance and lack of street lighting (made) it harder to find the locations.’’ he said. ‘That’s why we did it mostly in daylight.”
The raid began at 3 p m. and lasted until about 9 p.m.
A satellite office, set up at the Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace office in Saltier, enabled people to pay fines ami avoid a trip to New Braunfels.
One man walked into the justice of the peace office, escorted by an officer, shelled out more than $200 and said, “I was going to barbecue this weekend **
A woman from the lake area waited
Garden Ridge opens new complex
Garden Ridge confirmed us status as a full-fledged city with the official dedication of the Edna and Edgar Burkhardi Municipal Complex Sunday.
The 5.26 acres and four buildings, which total 9,600 square feet, had only recently been purchased at a foreclosure sale for a quarter-million dollars The property is a prime piece of hill country land wedged between FM 1009 and EM 2252.
"Everyone is thankful to Mr and Mrs. Burkhardi," said Garden Ridge Mayor Waller Yohey in his dedication speech TTie Burkhardis’ donation of a 3/4-acre tract of land on EM 2252 in 1988 was the initial push toward owning a city hall. At present, the site is being used for the city ’» new water well.
Yohey also credited German rancher Dr. Edward Hol/apfel with planting the original seed for a municipal complex in 1981 Hol/apfel willed three centrally located acres lo die city in 1981, the proceeds from die
sale of this property were the beg innings of a municipal building fund,
In the meantime, other funds have been made available to the city to help pay for the municipal complex. Mr and Mrs Dyke F Meyer gave more than $17,(MM) toward finishing the municipal courthouse, which has been named in their honor The Gifford-Hill Sand and Gravel company made the largest donation toward the project with a lump contribution of $ l(M),(MM).
These contributions, pius cash donations and volunteer labor from Garden Ridge citizens leave the city with a debt of $44,(MM) and a functioning municipal complex.
Three of the four buildings on the property already have been refurbished to serve their new purposes. The largest, 2,4(M) square feet, bouses the heavy equipment
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Atlantis, astronauts, probe prepared for Venus launch
CAFE CANAVERAL, Ha (AP) — NASA counted on sea breezes to clear away rain clouds today in time for a second attempt to launch Allan us and start the robot craft Magellan on its 806 million-mite journey to Venus
The space shuttle was to lift off at 12:48 pm. CDT, and Air Force weather forecasters said this morning there was a 40 percent chance that rain or crosswind* al the Kennedy Space Center emergency landing site
would prevent the launch
Atlantis’ five-member crew was to be on board the shuttle by about 11 ani
Six hours after launch, the astronauts were to deploy the $550 million Magellan spacecraft — America's first deep space probe in 11 years The crew members then will spend four days orbiting 184 miles above Earth Light rain fell on the launch pad ut
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Man arrested for suspected elementary school break-in
A New Braunfels man remains in the Comal County jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond today on theft charges and is awaiung possible burglary charges for an April burglary of Frazier Elementary, said sheriff s office Ll. Rudy Rubio Norman Pedersen, 21, 134 Glen
brook Drive, was arrested Tuesday after authorities searched his 1974 four door Ford and found video equipment belonging to Comal hide pendent School District, Rubio said He was charged with felony theft,
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Comal County Reserve Deputy Daniel Halbardier, along with dozens
of law enforcement officials, escorted eight persons to jail Wednesday* (Photo by Deryl Clark)
for her grandfather to come and pay her fine.
Deputy Tim Schlichting told her,
“When somebody is going to jail, they can come up with the money."
Owens said a majority of the people with outstanding warrants were able to pay the fines. "The majority of them that came in here whipped out $100 bills”
During the raid, bars in the lake area were also raided by officers looking for alcohol violations.
Since the last raid, people arc getting the message to pay their fines or go to jail, said sheriff’s office Ll.
Rudy Rubio, who helped coordinate the raid.
"We see more coming in arid pay mg their fines; however, we still have a large Seaton of people not paying."
Owens said. "(Kit warrant list has not grown as much since we started these warrant raids "
"There’s been a sizeable dent (in outstanding warrants) since we started this," Rubio said. “Iii the near future"
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When me subjects were not at home, officers left these yellow doorknob notices on their doors
Cleaner: Replacement, repair are his policies
A local dry cleaner said I Thursday that his business policy has always been to replace or repair garments he destroys.
A San Antonio woman filed a suit against Roger Johnson, owner of New Braunfels Cleaners, last week for deceptive trade practices for a1 Agedly ruining her wedding dress in 1988 "lf I personally destroy a garment, I replace it, no questions asked," Johnson said "Eve always done thai ”
On or about Get ll, 1988, Jennifer Lackey Houde, states the suit filed in Comal County District Coon, took her wedding dress to Johnson to be
dry cleaned and preserved.
"Defendant represented that he could dry clean the dress and preserve the drev*/’ the suit stated "The rep revelation* by die defendant were false, misleading and deceptive in that the (Revs after dry cleaning still had marks indicating that ii was not dry cleaned, the lace on the dress was tom, the pearls on the dress were melted, the sheen arid body of the dress had been removed, the dress had shrunk two inches, the buttons were scorched, and the lace and the now
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Marissa Escobedo of Memorial Primary $ kinder ganen and other members of her a ass are on an an day field Rip ai Landa Park today watching the
bugs and the t>^os and exploring the trees and plants rn the area including bus tree stump on Gazebo Drive rn the pa? * (Photo by Deryt Clark)
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