New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Senator: Clements sees needfor ag department
AUSTIN (AP) — The chief Senate negotiator working on the state agriculture department ‘‘sunset” bill says he believes Gov. Bill Clements ‘‘has no ax to grind” against the agency headed by controversial Democrat Jim Hightower.
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Rep. concerned about food bank dairy shortages
WASHING FON (AP) — Rep. Kika de la Garza says he’s worried school lunch programs could face milk and cheese shortages as early as this fall, while community food banks that feed the poor are already watching their warehouse shelves grow bare.
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Vol. 137, No. 135
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
May 19, 1989
One Section, 16 Pages
The weekend should be better than the earlier part of the week with partly cloudy skies forecast for today and Saturday with highs in the mid-90s. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low of 75. A slight chance of thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday afternoons may dampen things a little. Weekend highs will approach the mid-90s with the lows remaining in the mid-70s.
Tccn-agcrs interested in competing in the the King and Queen contest for the Lagunas Zamora Scholarship Fundraiser arc asked to call Janie Cantu at 629-2972 by May 30 to enter the contest. Students between 13 and 18 years old are being sought to run for King, Prince and Duke and Queen. Princess and Duchess. The Lagunas Zamora Scholarship Fundraiser will be a dance Aug. 12 and 13 at the Civic Center....
Holy Family Catholic Church is sponsoring a Barbecue Chicken Plate Sale and Enchilada Plate Sale Saturday in the parish hall. Plates arc S3.50 each and proceeds will benefit Queen Can didate Princess Villarreal....
G E D. for Teens, which meets each Monday at Teen Connection, will end for the summer May 29. New classes will begin in September...
All students at Smithson Valley High School are invited to party chemical-free at the Beach Party at Canyon lake Beach (in Hancock) at Shelter #1 Saturday from 4 to ll pm The celebration will feature a hayride, swimming and dancing and is sponsored by the Smithson Valley Parent-Student Network lf you have any questions, call Sharron Sharp al 885 7602 ...
New Braunfels High School seniors and their parents are reminded of Monday night’s annual Awards Banquet ll starts at 7 pm in the high school cafetorium and awards and scholarships will he presented to the graduates..,.
In preparation for the opening ut a Puppet Theatre, New Braunfels Children's Museum is offenng two puppet making workshops Saturday From 10:30 to 11:30 aunt or from I lo 2 p.m., youngsters are invited to make puppets lo take home (a small supply fee will he charged based on n.jtertais toed and how many are made) or to leave at the museum to become part of the exhibit (no supply fee will be charged) The theatre will be for children to come in and prevent their own shows. There are several styles from which to chouse or children are invited to bring their own ideas for specific characters they would like to make There is no limn to the number of children accepted, bus organizers would appreciate a call to let them know how many children are coming, so they’ll know how many supplies to gather for the workshops. The number at the museum in Courtyard Shopping Center is 620-09 $9 and admission is SI....
The New Braunfels Service League Provisional Class will meet Munday at 6:30 pm The speaker will be Melissa Oakes ut the Crisis Pregnancy Center of New Braunfels All interested Ser wee League irtembers are invited lo attend the meeting at the rte aby ter tan Church on Howard
Search resumes for body
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
STARTZVILLE — The search for a 65-ycar-old San Antonio presumed drowned in Canyon Lake Thursday continued today off the shores of Canyon Springs Resort.
Divers from Pleasure Divers of New Braunfels began the search for Richard Keoughan after his wife saw him go below the water’s surface around 9:45 Thursday morning.
The search ended Thursday night at 6 and continued today at 9 am.
Divers arc facing murky conditions and zero visibility under water, said Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Robert Wolford. The murkiness is caused by silt and other sediments.
The drowning occurred after Mr. Keoughan was attempting to pull his boat from the water onto his trailer, but realized the rope wasn’t tied to the boat, said Chief Deputy Wayne Hohcnz, Comal County sheriff’s office.
The boat then started drifting away, he said.
"He tried to swim to ii," Hubert/ said. “His boat just got away from him.”
Mr Kcoughan’s wife then went up the hill from the boat ramp for help, he said.
Pleasure Divers and Corps of Engineers personnel continued the search for a presumed drowned San Antonio man this morning Pictured, deputy Johnny Gray and other sheriff s deputies fill in the details. (Photo by Deryi Clark)
Authorities said Mr. Keoughan went down in an area that is approximately 18-feet deep.
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Inmate suspect in bank robbery
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Stall Writer
A 55-year-old Dallas man possibly linked to the October 1988 robbery of Executive Banc in New Braunfels is being held in the Travis County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond on an aggravated robbery charge.
“He’s considered a suspect down there (New Braunfels),’’ said Sgt. Will Bccchimor of the Austin Police Department. “We supplied a picture and some other information regarding it and they were going to show a line up for the case down there.’’
The man is a suspect in the New Braunfels robbery and the Wednesday robbery of First Federal Savings aud Loan in North Austin, Bccchimor said.
On Oct. 27, 1988, a 50- to 60-ycar old man approached a teller at Execu
tive Banc around 2:45 p.m. and demanded money with a handwritten note. ITic note stated he had an explosive and wanted the money quickly. After receiving the money, the robber left die explosive, later identified as brake fluid. The man was wearing khaki pants and a plaid shirt.
Hic October robbery marked the second bank robbery in New Braunfels in the last decade. The first one occurred Jan. 25, 1978, at New Braunfels National Bank. The bank’s vice president was taken hostage, but later released unharmed.
After the savings and loan robbery Wednesday, the suspect fled authorities for more than 50 miles before being arrested in the parking lot of Temple Junior College by a Temple
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Creek sensor installation slow since teens* deaths
KERRVILLE (AP) - Almost two years after IO Balch Springs tccn-agcrs died when their buses were swept into the raging Guadalupe River, a computerized flash fUxxl warning system remains incomplete and untested.
Delays in gelling righi-ol-way easements have hampered the project, said Myma Olsen, administrative aide to the Upper Guadalupe Rivet Authority board.
The authority’s board discussed the early warning system for years before
the July 1987 deaths, Olsen said. After the disaster, the board contracted with a San Antonio firm to install and maintain the system for five years.
“It s been a slow process. We thought it would be operational by February,** she said So far three of 21 sensors have been installed by the Upper Guadalupe River Authority, but they have not been used because the river’s
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Spears a National Merit Scholar
By MARGARET EDMONSON SUH Writer
A Canyon High School senior received national honors this week rn a result of his performance on the rte hmiriary Scholastic Aptitude Test
Charles Spears, a National Honor Society member and football captain at OLS, was announced a National Merit Scholar Wednesday on the hails of his scores on the PS AT whic h he took as a sophomore
As a National Ment Scholar, he will receive an $8,000 scholarship to be distributed over four years He will also receive Southern Methodist Urn versify President‘s Scholarship which pays full tuition for four years plus transportation to arid from one of eight foreign countries for a semester of study The total value of this scholarship is estimated ai $38,000
Spears received one of approximately 2,500 college-sponsored National Merit scholarship* ranging from $750 to $8,000 He was chosen to receive his merit scholarship from
(ira rn in, Bentsen behind bill helping drought-battered farms
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sens Lloyd Bcmsen and Phil Gramm are hacking legislation to help Texas wheat farmers avert financial disaster from this year’s damaging drought and freezes.
With estimates bn the size of this year’s Texas wheat crop dropping by the week, the Texas senators joined a coalition of lawmakers in sponsoring legislation that would extend last year’s $3 9 billion drought relief package to crops planted in 1988 for harvest this year The action would cover mostly winter wheat, the crop in most serious trouble, said another sponsor, Senate Minor ny leader Bob Dole of Kansas ‘ (Jut winter wheat crop has been bunted, blown away and now buried There's been no rain, no more miracles and now, no more hope,” Dole said in introducing the bill
Our winter wheat crop has been burned, blown away and now burled There s been no rain, no more miracles and now, no more hope
Bob Dole Senate Minority Leader
Die bill sets up a fund of $25 million to help farmers transport livestock to areas with water and feed, while another $25 million would be available to help producers
who have had to implement emergency water projects to
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Southern Methodist University.
“I worked hard A lot of the stuff I
enjoyed, and I made myself do the other I guess I have kind of a knack for math and I read a lot which helped on the verbal part id the test,” he explained.
AT SMU, he plans to study political science and cinema “I’m interested un mov ies," lie said. “I’d like to write and direct films I’m also imerested in film critic ism I’ll maybe study film and film critic ism
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Another chance Saturday for car window etching
Response has been tremendous fur a schick etching program designed to give arca residents a chance to keep then schick from be mg stolen “The response have been outstand mg,** said Safe City Commission Director Don Ferguson “We’ve etched clote to 150 vehicles in the first two weekends and it appears that the etching is becoming more popular, and interest is growing in the program ”
Residents have two more chance* to have their Vehicle Identification
Numbers etched into all schick windows for $12.
The Safe City Commtssson, along with New Braunfels New Car Dealers Association and Independent Insur ance Agents of New Braulids are sponsoring the program
Etchers will be at Krueger Lues role!, 386 W. San Antonio St, tomorrow from IO a m to 4 p m
Vehicles valued ai more item $5 million have been stolen ut New Braunfels rn the past five years
Now Braunfels first baseman Joss© Diaz keeps Austin I ravis pitcher Albert Alant* close to me bag after receding a ptckoff throw from catcher Jake VII tar real in the fourth inning of Thursday nights playoff game at Unicorn Field New Braunfels pounded
the Rebels 7 0 to tie me best of three series at a game apiece I he deciding contest will be played at 7 30 p m. today in Seguin For more details, see Page 10 (Pftoto by Deryi Clark)