New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels High senior released from hospitalBy PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor
New Braunfels High School senior Julie Gonts was released this morning after a month-long stay at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.
“The doctors are releasing Julie to the house,” her father, Arthur Clonts, 948 Twin
Oaks, said this morning.
The high school senior was injured Oct. 6 in a pre-bonfire accident on Highway 46, less than a mile from Loop 337. Julie, who was riding with a friend on the bed of a pickup truck, suffered multiple skull fractures when she was blown off the truck by a gust of wind. The students were transporting brush to Cypress Bend Park for the school bonfire.
NBISD officials canceled the bonfire after the accident.
That weekend, the New Braunfels High School homecoming celebrations and football game were dedicated to her. Students put banners up around the school, wishing her to get well.
Julie was rushed to McKenna Memorial Hospital for emergency treatment. She was later transferred to Methodist Hospital in San
Julie was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit for almost two weeks.
Clonts said this morning his daughter was fully conscious and eating well. She is almost able to walk without aid, he said.
Julie’s doctors have said that she will not need to go to a rehabilitation center, Clonts said. He said he did not know what type of
therapy the doctors would schedule for Julie.
The doctors have been pleased with Julie’s recovery.
“Her recovery has really been quite remarkable,” Clonts said.
Clonts said Julie might be back in school after the first of the year.
“We’re working with school officials to get her graduated in May,” he said.
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Vol. 92 - No. 223
32 Pages —3 Sections
I Voters OKI 0 amendments; Proposition 8 defeatedAmendment results
AUSTIN (API Totals at IO 30 a m CST Wednesday tn the statewide Constitutional Amendment Election, with all ol the votes tabulated as reported by the secretary of state s office
Const Amend 1: Justice Of The Peace And Constable Precincts
In Favor 694 512 • 77 75 percent
Against 170.079 - 22 24 percent
Const Amend 2 Urban Homestead
In Favor 450,283 • 61 72 percent
Against 279.216 ^ 38 27 percent
Const Amend 3 Advancement Of Food And Fiber Production In Favor 475.032 65 17 percent
Against 253 866 34 82 percent
Const Amend 4 Disasters Caused By Enemy Attack In Favor 447,483 61 54 percent
Against 279.658 38 46 percent
Const Amend 5 Permanent School Fund
In Favor 455.487 62 97 percent
Against 267.801 37.02 percent
Const Amend 6 Court Ordered Child Support
In Favor 603 349 79 25 percent
Aga>nst 157,910 20 74 percent
Const Amend 7: Veterans Land Program
In Favor 528 395 70 49 percent
Against 221.135 29 50 percent
Const Amend 8 Veterans And Fraternal Organizations In Favor 345.210 47 20 percent
Against 386 04? 52 79 percent
Const Amend 9 Assignment Of Judges
In Favor 484 235 68 71 percent
Against 220.490 31 28 percent
Const Amend IO Sanitation Sewer Laterals
In Favor 378.455 52 43 percent
Against 343 321 47 56 percent
Const Amend 11 Board Of Pardons And Paroles
In Favor 496 570 67 95 percent
Against 234.166 32 04 percent
interest was aroused by a mayor's race and a controversy over building a downtown convention center, and turnout there ran more than 36 percent of the registered voters.
State elections officials said the vote in Harris County accounted for nearly 40 percent of all the votes cast in the state Tuesday.
Texas voters gave the most lopsided amendment support to proposition No. 6, which would allow for the first time in Texas garnishment of wages to make overdue child support payments. The new amendment received the approval of 79.3 percent of those voting Tuesday.
Attorney General Jim Mattox said ironically “it will probably have the greatest impact on people who are not voters — individuals who do not accept their responsibilities." He hailed it as an "extremely useful tool to enforce wayward parents into supporting their offspring.”
The landslide victory of an amendment doubling the sue of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and taking the governor out of the paroles process
See AMENDMENTS, Page HA
Locals turn thumbs down on Propositions 8 and 10
AUSTIN (AP) — New constitutional amendments approved by Texas voters will give veterans a break in buying their first home and make it harder for wayward parents to keep from making child support payments.
Ten of ll proposed amendments to the state’s constitution won approval in Tuesday's statewide election.
The only one to fail was proposal No. 8, which would have authorized tax-exempt status to certain veterans' and fraternal organizations. With all of the votes counted, it received 52.8 percent "no” votes.
Secretary of State John Fainter had closed the state's vote-tabulating machinery at midnight. saying he did not expect the uncounted votes to change any trends Tabulation was resumed this morning.
Proposition No. IO, authoring cities to relocate or replace sewers on private property, collecting the money from the property owner over a period of years, received 52.4 percent approval.
Voter turnout statewide, as predicted, was low. It was not expected to go above 13 percent when the final votes were counted today. But in Houston, cuter
Proposed Amendment IO also was not favored. County ballots had 698 for to 941 against. The proposed amendment would have allowed a city or tow to expend public funds and levy assessments for the relocation or replacement of sanitation sewer laterals on private property.
Proposition 8 was the only amendment which didn’t pass statewide. Proposition IO passed by a narrow margin.
Voters approved Proposition I by a 1,26(3434 vote. The amendment would authorize fewer justice of the peace and constable precincts in certain countiesSee IAK AL. Page UA
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer
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For local folks on duty at Wurstfest. food is something you eat standing up Opa Russell Vollbrecht chats with Fritz Schetfel as he downs his mealon a stick Wurstfest 1983 has hit the halfway mark, and the merry making, despite some weather problems, has continued apace
Only 1,747 of Comal County’s 20,701 registered voters turned out at the polls Tuesday for the constitutional amendments election Nine of ll proposed amendments got area voters’
Comal County voters voted against Proposed Amendment 8, which would have given exemption from taxation to properties of certain veterans' organizations and certain property of fraternal organizations. The totals were 765 for and 926 against
Banquet to honor local students
Thirty-five students from New Braunfels and Canyon high schools — including a lifeguard who saved a man from drowning ui I .amia Park this sununer — will be honored at a banquet Thursday night.
The banquet, which recognizes Youth Appreciation Week, will be held at Schwamkrug’s Restaurant, 1440 N. Walnut, beginning at 7 p m Thursday.
The event is sponsored by New Braunfels Optimists Youth Appreciation Week, which runs through Saturday, was created in 1954 by a group of North Carolina Optmusts who thought too much attention was being given to the negative aspects of youth and not enough to the positive side of the ledger.
That positive side is represented rn students like Canyon senior Catherine Morgan, who rescued a man from drowning at the I .anda Park pool the day after she had completed a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. For that deed, she will
receive the Humanitarian Award at the banquet County home extension agent Connie Worley will receive the Friend of Youth Award. An extension agent in Comal County for nine years, Worley has served as county 4-H adviser to IO 4-H clubs with over 400 members and as adviser to eight extension homemakers clubs serving 220 adults.
Worley was a key factor in the drive to create a recreation center in New Braunfels in 1982 She writes a weekly newspaper article and does three radio programs each week. In addition, she is coordinator of the homemaking division of the annual Comal County Youth Show, and served as president of the show for two years. Her primary responsibilies include leadership training and education.
Selected by the faculties of the two schools, 17 seniors from Canyon and New Braunfels will be honored for their achievements in academic, vocational and extracurricular areas They include (New Braunfels listed first I:
Student government: Chris lacy, Matt Kyle. Agriculture; MarkHaecker,ColetteHanz.
Boys athletics: Greg Bender, Thomas Haeussler. Girls athletics: Teresa Thomas, Stephanie Burch. Vocal music: Robyn Richardson, Jane Young Instrumental music: Benton Willard, Cecile link*.
Girls vocational cooperative education: Trinity Brandt, Yvonne Martinez.
Boys vocational cooperative education: Cordie Izee, Roy Wenzel, language arts: John Muschalek, Elsa Ramos Math: Scott Schom, Heath Martin.
Social studies: Darryl Masch, Cheryl Bindsetl Science: Daniel Hermes, Cheryl Bmdseil.
Art: David Cherry, John Kaplanek Industrial arts. David Berry, Sheri Ram Homemaking: Mary Lou McDonald, lavonne Schlabach
Speech and drama: Suzan Carmichael, Liza iaShomb Business: DionneOtt, Reitta Hilton.
Court backs Schroeder on Savage decisionBy DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer
Comal County District Attorney Bill Schroeder was right in refusing to further prosecute William Dale Savage last April, judging from an opinion handed down by the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals.
“The James Rathwell case was •imwt identical to the Savage deal. Rathwell, driving while intoxicated, struck sn automobile carrying
Devary Durrill and Bonnie Watkins,” Schroeder explained “Both were killed, and Rathwell was indicted for each death separately.
“Rathwell was convicted in the Watkins case of involuntary manslaughter, and a jury gave him two years in the Texas Department of Corrections. But when the state went to try the Durrill death, Rathwell screamed double jeopardy,”
Sec SCHROEDER, Page MA
Reagan, Nakasone eye trade problems
TOKYO (AP) - President Reagan arrived in Tokyo this afternoon, met with the 82-year-old emperor of Japan, Hirohito, and then sparred with Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone (Mi the contentious issue of U.S.-Japanese trade.
A senior administration official said Reagan pointed out in a meeting with Nakasone “the effect that failure to solve (the trade issues) would have on our political relationship.”
But there was no indication after the meeting that progress was made, and the official, speaking on condition he not be identiified by name, told reporters, “We never had any expectation that in this visit the president was going to become a trade negotiator.”
The official said Reagan spoke “in broad terms. . . putting an emphasis on the importance of making progress on these issues.”Hum met contest
Hus youngster strikes the pose of his favorite Hununel figurine during last year’s Hununel lookalike contest The second annual contes will be held tonight at 6 in Das Grossen Zelt (The Big Tent), with youngsters again trying to mutate their favorite Hununel figurine.Today's Weather
Windy and cooler this afternoon, with a 20 percent chance of showers High today rn the nud-70s Winds will shift to the northwest at IS-20 Mules per hour Clearing and cooler tonight, low in the upper-40s North wind 15-20 mph Fair skies Thursday, with high possibly reaching 70 Winds will be v ariable, 5-10 mph Sunset today will be at 5 39 p m , and sunrise Thursday at 6:51 a in.Election time
Voters gave Kentucky its first woman governor and Philadelphia its first black mayor, and kept a U.S. Senate seat in Republican hands for five more years in a Washington election seen as an endorsement of President Reagan's policies Saw Pag* 7A
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