New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
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President dedicates Vietnam memorial
DALLAS (AP) — President Bush on Saturday dedicated the Texas Vietnam veterans Memorial in an emotional Veterans Day ceremony that saluted “the Lone Star heroes of America’s longest war.”
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Expert says change
mf could bolster schools
AUSTIN (AP) — An expert told the State Board of Education that year-round schools could bolster lagging academic standards and hold down the costs of court-ordered funding increases. 410
NB clinches title in 28-4A football
New Braunfels clinched the District 28-4A football championship on Friday with a 28-13 victory over in Schertz. The Unicorns arc a per-
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.son and 5-0 in district play, heading lowdown with Canyon.
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One of four state-bound teams
After beating Uvalde 15-3, 15-13 on Saturday the Canyon High School Cougarettes will advance to the state volleyball tournament for the first time since 1986 Canyon is 28 3 for the season and is one of four 4A teams still in the playoffs The state tournament starts on
Friday at Austin's Burger Center, and Canyon’s game will either be at 4 30 or 5:45 p m. For complete details on Saturday s regional finals, see Page 11A
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Cloudy skies this morning will begin lo clear lo partly cloudy conditions by afternoon. There is a 20 percent of showers or thunderstorms this afternoon. The high today will be near 80 degrees.
The overnight low will be in the 60s Clouds will again move into the arca overnight and Monday's forecast includes a slight chance of ram
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Join Ceti Ie Richards and friends Tuesday night at an Aim Richard! for Governor rally at Prince Solms Inn from 5 to 7 p.m. Informal remarks by Cecile Richards will begin at 6 p m , followed by an auction Tickets are $25 and can be obtained by calling Barbara Tickcn at 629-0102 or 625-0133; Patty King at 629-3456; or Thea Chessher at 620-1767. lf you can’t make the rally, bul would like to contribute anyway, donations may be sent to Richards for Governor, 1242 E Common, New Braunfels, Texas 78130
At 7:30 pm., at the same location, the Comal County Democratic Women will meet to discuss “Making things happen in 1990.’* Anyone uuerested is invited ...
Teen Connection needs more volunteers “With the opening of our boys’ shelter in October, we have a real need for more volunteers,” said Lane Parker, volunteer coordinator at Teen Connection. “Individuals who are available to work during the week or on weekends are needed.”
The training will be Nov. 18 from 8 ain. to 3 p m. and Nov.
21 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. al Teen Connection, 1414 W. San Antonio St Teen Connection is an emergency shelter for girls and
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The ‘Rowdy Ranger, a>so known as Jimeii Mills, can hardly stand to look at me action on me t em at Friday s Comal Bowl football game between Snwhson Vane/ and Canyon. The Rangers scored two fourth-qua'ter touchdowns but missed a two point conversion in the final minute as Canyon too* a 14 13 decision at Cougar Stadium See Page UA tor me fui details on the contest. (Photo by John Senter)
holes through Berlin Wall
HERLIN (AP) — More than I million people poured across borders from East to West on Saturday and all Germans were the same for the first time in 40 years — embracing, laughing, singing and crying logethcr.
Communist workers cut a third new hole in the Berlin Wall early Sunday, hours before the divided city’s two mayors planned a historic meeting at the new checkpoint.
Many of Saturday’s estimated Ll million visitors — nearly 7 percent of East Germany’s population — had since returned to their communist
homeland overnight, West German border police said Throughout the night, Germans thronged the Brandenburg Gate on the western side of die Berlin Wall, which for almost three decades has been the most forbidding symbol of Europe’s postwar division As East German workers broke through the wall at nearby Potsdarner Plat/ early Sunday, the crowd chanted “Keep Going'" and “The Wall Must Go!" Workers had cut two new gaps in the wall on Saturday.
West Berlin Mayor Walter Mom
per went on television to invite all Berliners to his meeting with Last Berlin Mayor Erhard Krack at the Sunday opening of the new Poisdam-cr Plat/ crossing Souvenir hunters snatched up pieces of the Berlin Wall, for 28 years a grim monument to national division and now, suddenly, derelict and going to ruin.
East German workers cut two new gaps in it to make passage easier. Bol -der guards reached through the holes
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Legislative committee starts study of Edwards Aquifer
By MIKE CROUCH Sun Writer
AUSTIN — The altitude of “let’s work together” was the theme for the opening meeting Friday of the 14-mcni ber legislative committee formed to study the Edwards Aquifer.
Ihe meeting established the groundwork for the committee. There were IO speakers representing San Antonio, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Uvalde and Medina Counties, who spoke of how the aquifer issue affects them. There was also testimony presented to the conuimicc outlining the history and technical aspects of the aquifer.
The committee, co-chaired by Rep. Terrel Smith and Sen Cauli Kner, said it wanted to bring together die par ues involved in the controversy to create an equitable plan for everyone.
“I was very happy to see that everyone said they were willing to work together,” Krier said. "Everyone seems willing lo compromise lo make a plan to help each other ."
Whib* most of the representatives spoke about coopera
tion in solving the problem, Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos issued a w arning directed tow aid representatives of Medina and Uvalde counties which withdrew in March from the Edwards Underground Water District after disagreeing with proposed legislation concerning the aquifer.
“I just hope that all the players stay at the table, because we are all in the same boat,” Barrientos said “I hope everyone stays and works together to work things out.”
Maurice Remkus, interim chairman of Uvalde’s underwater conservation district, responded by assuring Barrientos that Uvalde and Medina counties are committed to creating a plan that is fair to all panics.
“We do not plan on leaving,” Remkus said. “We didn’t walk away from the problem, we didn’t like die plan that was developed so we left The agricultural interests are not the problem and we should not become the whipping boy of the solution.”
New Braunfels Mayor Doug Miller was optimistic
S«« MEETING, Pay* 2ANB man dies in fall at plant
A New Braunfels man fell 70 feet to his death at a cement plant Friday.
The cause of tile man’s fall is under investigation, according to Michel Edmont, Lafarge Corp. plant manager.
Salvador John Elizondo, 32, was checking the oil level in a gear box from one of the upper catwalks on a raw meal building when the fall occurred, Edmont said.
The exact cause of the fall is undetermined and will be investigated by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, Edmont said.
“Right after he fell, some of his coworkers were nearby and rushed to the scene,” Edmont said, “They
started giving him CPR and the ambulance was called.”
A New Braunfels Fire Department EMS ambulance arrived on the scene at 11:11 a.m. and uxik over cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Elizondo was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. at McKenna Memorial Hospital. The preliminary cause of death was listed as massive internal injuries, according to Nursing Supervisor Gwen Scott at the hospital.
Elizondo had been employed at the Lafarge plant for nine years and was promoted to production assistant three years ago, according to Edmont. Lafarge is a producer of Portland grade cement and employs about HK) jXTsonsIllegal possession of firearms
School bond proposal
Voters to consider new school, renovation package
Election day fin New Braunfels Independent School Dish id tv aln*hi bae Voter* will go to the poll* No* 18 at Lone Star Pi unary. Secle Elementary, New Braunfels Middle, Lamar Primary amt New Braunfels High ghouls to cast votes on a $4,595.0(10 bond package Thai package t% pan of a long range plan for the school district.
Plans to build a new ta* lh grade w I soul in New Braunfels are to auonmdaie students wl»o ire already on the way from lower grade*, a cording to MUSI) Superintendent Charles Bradnert >
The new school is part of an overall plan to thwart dropout rates iii the coming years so New Braunfels students w ill be better prepared for trends expected to extend past tile y ear 2(HM).
lite $4,595 million bond proposal is to build a sixth-grade facility and to renovate, repair, and add two classrooms to the Lamar Primary School, said Bradbcrry.
The figures are $4,185,00 for building, site development, engineers’ and architects’ fees, surveys, furnishings, equipment, utility, and bond costs for the sixth-grade cam-
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Lawmen arrest man on charge
Agents from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms along with the Guadalupe County sheriff’s department, arrested a man suspected in a string of burglaries throughout the New Braunfels, San Marcos, Seguin arca.
The Shumansvillc resident was arrested Thursday at his home. Federal agent Daniel t’orosco along with larry Morawictz of the Guadalupe sheriff’s department arrested die man on a federal search warrant.
The man was arrested for illegal posession of firearms as well as suspi-cion of burglary, Morawictz said.
“I had been investigating this mal for some time,” Morawictz said. “ contacted the A TF and they got a I xl eral search warrant.”
Morawictz said they recoved stole items thai would solve burglary Hives ligations in San Marcos and Ne* Braunfels.
The search turned up sew ie. I vs ca pons including several automat! wepons.
Morawictz said lawmen will intl tinue investigating burglaries th recovered items were connected to.
“ The more we look, the deeper an deeper the case gets,” lie said.
Communist workers cutting