New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
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Germany offered aid to cope with refugees
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush, lauding East Germany’s lifting of travel restrictions as a dramatic advance for freedom, is ordering “all possible assistance” to help West Germany cope with the flood of refugees from its communist sister state.
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Demos set stage for child care showdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Democrats, with the help of a maverick Republican senator, are setting the stage for a new showdown with President Bush over child care subsidies.
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Canyon eyes state;
NB already there
While Uvalde’s volleyball team is the only thing standing between Canyon and the state tournament, New Braunfels’ girls cross-country team will be running against the state’s best Saturday in Georgetown.
Vol. 137, No. 260
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Behind jail bars
Military unit gets first-hand training
More than 30 Marines were behind bars Wednesday in the Comal County Sheriff’s Department.
A few of the proud and the brave stood silently in a field of khaki and green behind the bars and only an occasional blue Air Force uniform could be detected.
A sheriff’s deputy and Master Sgt. L. Edwards began to soberly reveal the events which led to the detainment of the detachment to Lackland Air Force Base.
Comal County Jail was selected, according to Edwards, because of its state-of-the-art systems. The jail apparently was the only one deemed fit to hold more than 30 Marines.
Edwards said each individual was locked up for the same reason: They had been tested and rated and had at least a score of IOO on the ASVAB test.
Making the “breathalyzer” test look simple, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is a test each individual must successfully complete before entering any branch of the United States Armed Services.
The Marines and Airmen behind bars were completing a 5 Vi -week course on detention procedures and policies of the Secretary of the Navy for Corrections, Edwards
Military trainees were locked up in the Comal County jail this week as part of their training at Lackland Air Force Base.
Each was to graduate from the special training Thursday, and the
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East Germany announces permanent open borders
Man remains in jail for drug possession
Comal County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tracey Lee Brown, 23, of Canyon Lake early Wednesday morning and charged him with driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance, according to Wayne Hoherz, chief deputy.
The department also made five more arrests recently and investigated three additional burglary reports.
Brown was stopped at approximately 3 a.rn. Wednesday because he was flashing his lights, weaving, and moving in and out of lanes near the intersection of U.S. 281 and Texas 46, according to Hoher/..
Deputy Rolph Erlich and Sgt. Milton Willman stopped the car at that intersection and made the arrest. Brown was said to have been carrying what is believed to be methamphetamine.
Brown remained in custody Thursday in lieu of $25,000 bond for possession of a controlled substance and $5(X) bond for driving while intoxicated.
Deputy Sandy Morale/ arrested 47-ycar-old Bobbie McBride Owen at around midnight Monday and charged her with unlawful possession of a weapon on a licensed premise.
Hoher/. said Owen had allegedly sprayed bullets following a dispute in the parking lot of a local tavern.
A bullet hole was found in the rear window of a car and in the side of another car. One bullet lodged in an outside wall of the club.
Bond was set at $ 12,500.
Deputies expect lo file additional charges after arresting Rupert Hildebrand, 25, who was charged with burglary of a habitation, Hoher/. said. Hildebrand was arrested Oct. 31 following a complaint filed by Timothy Toomcy, who listed a guitar as having been stolen. Arresting officers were Deputy James Clifton and Sgt. Dennis Kocpp.
Schools, groups honor veterans
BERLIN (AP) — East Germany announced today that free passage through the Berlin Wall and the rest of its new opcn-border policy will remain in effect permanently.
The announcement caps one of the most dramatic shifts in post-war Europe, giving the once penned-up East German people full freedom of travel for the first time since the Berlin Wall was built in 1961.
Tens of thousands of East Germans streamed into West Berlin and other parts of West Germany today after a heady night of celebrating the opening of the Berlin Wall on Thursday.
"Last night, the Germans were the
A special report on the New Braunfels/Comal County Economy will be given by Robert L. Siegel to the community on Nov. 28.
In April 1986, the Industrial Foundation of New Braunfels sponsored a report on the “Comal County Economy and Housing Market.”
“This year, numerous civic and business organizations will cosponsor a similar report on our local economy,” said Mike Norris, event
DALLAS (AP) — Superintendents from the Texas Council of Urban School Districts today urged Oov. Bill Clements to add school finance to the upcoming special legislative session or to address the issue immediately in the new year.
The governor has refused to add any issues to the Nov. 14 session to deal with revamping the workers’ compensation system in Texas.
happiest people in the world,” West Berlin Mayor Walter Mumper said. The party continued today, as revelers popped champagne corks, lit sparklers and embraced on both sides of the border.
“The Wall is gone! Berlin is again Berlin," proclaimed a banner headline in the West Berlin newspaper BUU Zeitung Revelers in downtown West Berlin today waved copies of lite newspaper, popped champagne corks and lit sparklers.
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl cut short his visit to Poland to meet with his Cabinet and go to West Berlin. He hoped to talk with East
coordinator. ‘This community really works together. Once again we have joined together for our mutual benefit to gather and share information about our local economy. It was easy to get local business people involved.”
Siegel will provide the community with an accurate, current evaluation of the local economy and the key variable' that power that economy.
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A binary resolution passed by the superintendents Thursday called upon Clements to call another session to address the issue no later than the first week of January 1990 if he doesn’t add it to the upcoming session.
“I hope the governor will take this issue under immediate consideration and respond favorably to our request,” said Don R. Roberts, superintendent Set AQ ENDA, Page 2 A
German leader F.gon Krcn/.
Communist authorities opened East German borders Thursday in a desperate attempt to stem the flow of people fleeing to the West and quell the growing demonstrations that have spread to several cities.
“The Berlin Wall will come down, and Berlin will live,” said former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, who was mayor of West Berlin when the 9-foot-high Berlin Wall went up in 1961.
East and West Berliners joined in dancing atop the Berlin Wall. More
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Flags fluttering in the breeze and red poppies are the symbols of a day set aside to honor those men and women who have served in the military.
Arca schools, veterans groups, businesses and government offices are observing Veterans’ Day in varied ways.
Members of American Legion Post 179 and Auxiliary are hitting the street today and Saturday handing out poppies and accepting contributions.
Donations gathered by the groups are used to help disabled veterans.
New Braunfels City Hall is open as usual today, but Coma! County Court
house is closed down for the day.
U.S. Postal Service is keeping the local post office open for normal hours today, but the office will be closed Saturday.
Arca banks closed down for two days for Veterans’ Day and will reopen for business as usual on Monday.
Canyon High School Student Council staged a program honoring cominuniicc veterans this morning.
Hic program began with a reception for veterans in the high school commons. Later, Col. Joe Guinn was
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Sunny and dry will be the watchwords throughout the weekend. Today’s high temperature will be 82 degrees with the low tonight dropping to 52 degrees.
The high Saturday will be 84 degrees with winds out of the south-south we st at IO mph.
Christmas is even closer than you may have thought about. New Braunfels Music Study Club, NFMGTFMC, is making plans for the 30th Annual Massed Choir Concert.
Two reheat sals are scheduled Nov. 21 and 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at First Baptist Church.
Singers from all area churches, schools and singing groups are invited to participate in the community event. Music is provided by members of the Music Study Club. The club sponsors the annual concert to raise funds for its scholarship program
The concert under the direction of Melitta Fruch will be Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church,...
A last reminder — New Braunfels Foursquare Gospel Church will have a yard sale Saturday from 7 a m. to 5 p.m. at the church on FM 306, 1/2 mile from 1-35. Proceeds will benefit missions work...
The Community/School Adion Team at Canyon High School is off to a good start. The group has listed three goals and identified one activity to help reach each goal Plans include distribution of a parenting newsletter, creation and distribution of a drug information pamphlet and the use of “Care Cougar-grams."
The next meeting for the team will be Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Canyon High School library. Members will be focusing on specific activities.
All interested persons arc invited to attend. For more information, call chairman Marcia Col-leran al 625-6251....
Flu shots are available at the Comal County Health Department for a charge of $6, according to Comal County Nurse Shel McWilliams.
A nursing supervisor at McKen-
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Car runs into bus
A Comal Independent School District bus carrying 20 children was struck from behind by a car early Thursday morning, according to a spokesman at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department.
The driver of the car and two passengers — all women — were transported to Medical Center Hospital and no one on die bus was injured, reports indicate.
The accident occurred at 7:22 a.m. when the bus had slopped to take on additional passengers at the intersection of Foggy Meadow and Virgo Lane in Bexar County. The driver of the bus was Bill Wells.
No information on the condition of the persons injured was available but the sheriff’s department spokcman said it is believed they were treated and released.
Damage to the vehicles were not assessed and weather conditions at die time of the accident were clear, according to the Bexar Sheriff’s office.
Attorney Ken Brazle stresses a point about jury selection to Sally Kingsbury's government class at New Braunfels High School Thuraday morning. County Court-at-law Judge Ron Prichard, left, was also on hand to give his point of view. Local attorney Wade Abedge and bailiff Andy Krueger also participated in the moot court program. (Photo by John Senter)
Siegel to evaluate economic conditions
Administrators want school funds on agenda