New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 15, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
Unicorns primed for trip
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to state volleyball tourney /
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Cougars, Unicorns ready
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for playoff tuneups
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Grand Jury indictments include robbery, indecency
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
A Comal ISI) bus driver charged with indecency with a child was among 19 individuals indicted by a Comal County Grand Jury Wednesday.
Durwood Dee Stegall (also known as Joe Stegall) of 1610 Viewcrest was suspended without pay by CISD officials after his arrest on Sept. 27. At age 70, he had been a bus driver for CISD for IO years.
The indictment against Stegall involved a female elementary school student, who was five years old when the incidents on the school bus began about a year ago.
Four Seguin residents and a San Marcos man were each indicted Wednesday for robbery by threat, relating to an incident with a hitchhiker along Interstate 35 on Sept 4. Those indicted were Jesse Valdez Gallegos of 147 CMI Homes, San Marcos; and Eufemio Vasquez of 405 W. Cedar, Roberto Herrera of 608 San Antonio Ave., Dora Perez of 526 Seay, and Manuel Martinez of 753 San Antonio Ave., all of Seguin.
The indictment against Herrera was enhanced by a Feb. 8. 1980 theft conviction in Caldwell County, and an Oct. 18, 1973 Comal County conviction for robbery by
See GRAND JURY, Page 12A
Comal River signs to stay put
By DANA STELL Staff writer
Signs warning of high bacteria levels in the water will remain along parts of the Comal River until the state health department discovers lower test results in the water.
However, City Manager Joe Michie said the problem is not limited to New Braunfels.
"New Braunfels is not unique, they’re having this problem in this whole region,” he said. "It seems to be a general problem in this region (in San Marcos and San Antonio).
"With more and more septic tanks and more and more development, it looks like this is going to be a continual problem for us.”
In giving the findings of the state health department this morning, Michie said, "Our totals (bacteria levels) and our fecal coliform levels are still up. The state health department recommends that the signs remain posted until further sampling demonstrates an improvement.”
Samples taken Monday at Banda I^ike, near Coll Street, and in the Guada-Coma area show total bacteria counts of 230, 260. and 300 parts per million, levels of fecal coliform in the same three spots were 240,180, and 130 parts per million.
The state has recommended a "safe” level of 200 parts per million.
Michie said state sanitarians now will average a week’s worth of samples to determine if the signs should remain.
Great American Smokeout today (below)
New Braunfels, Texas
November 15, 1984
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Invasion fears stupid — Nicaragua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) Foreign Minister Miguel d'Escoto says a Reagan administration claim that his country threatens its U.S.-backed neighbors is "stupid” because any attack on them could trigger a U.S. invasion of Nicaragua D'Escoto, who accused U.S. officials of "irresponsible accusations.” commented at a news conference in Managua, where the leftist government continued a military alert to defend against a predicted U.S. invasion. As d’Escoto spoke Wednesday, thousands of school children in blue and while uniforms marched to the U S Embassy shouting, "We want peace!”
In El Salvador one of the countries which the Reagan administration says is threatened by Nicaragua's anus buildup — army troops battled leftist rebels in the northern province of Morazan and patrolled main highways in eastern provinces in response to guerrilla threats to attack all traffic.
At a meeting of the Organization of American States in Brazil, the four-nation Contadora group, which is working on a peace plan for Central America, issued a statement Wednesday suggesting there had been progress in reconciling conflicting views of the five countries affected by the plan D’Escoto. at his news conference, was reacting to comments by a Pentagon spokesman, Michael I Burch.
who said Tuesday that Nicaragua "represents a threat to the sovereignty of El Salvador and Honduras.” Burch said the United States would come to the aid of either country if it w ere invaded.
Said d’Escoto: "Even if Nicaragua had a government as adventurous and irresponsible as the Reagan administration, we could never get away with it.”
He said Nicaragua knows quite well... that if we were to take this type of action, we would be serving the pretext that Mr Reagan has always been looking for (to invade Nicaragua >.
"It would be stupid to think that Nicaragua itself would be an aggressor against anybody," d’Escoto said. "It’s so absurd it’s stupid.”
Nicaragua declared a state of military alert on Monday. calling up reservists and militia members for active dut> and sending tanks into the streets of Managua.
Nicaragua’s Supreme Electoral Council officially declared Sandinista junta leader Daniel Ortega president-elect Wednesday and released final results for all se\ en parties that participated in the Nov. 4 national election.
Complete returns confirmed that the leftist Sandinista National Liberation Front won overwhelmingly against six minor parties, taking 61 of 96 seats in the national assembly as well as the presidency and vice presidency.
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Today s Weather
The forecast for today is cloudy and mild with temperatures turning cooler Friday. The high for today should be near 70 and the overnight low should De in the upper-50s.
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Haas votes against Seguin water permit
By DANA STELL Staff writer
The city of Seguin was granted a permit Tuesday to pump water out of the Edwards Underground Aquifer during times of low flow in the Guadalupe River But Oliver Haas, a member of the Aquifer district’s board of directors, wants Central Texas cities to find alternate sources of water and stop — and use stored water in conjuction with surface w ater to supplement the Edwards.
"That is the only way we could control this.”
Haas and fellow board member Tony Cortes of San Antonio voted against granting the permit to Seguin. "I wanted these people to come up for a permit, I thought we could control it that way,” Haas said "Then we would be forcing them to get stored water from Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority.
"I would not mind letting those people have some water when they’re thirsty,” Haas said, ex
plaining that he would like to see other w ater sources developed
The permit allows the city of Seguin to pump water at a rate of 9 cubic feet per second into the Guadalupe1 River out of Seguin’s w ell in Gruene.
The water will travel 28 miles downstream and be picked up at the treatment plant near Stareke Park in Seguin.
Seguin, which is not rn the Edwards Aquifer district and has a run-of-the-river permit for water use, will be allowed to use tile well when the Guadalupe River does not supply enough water for the city.
Haas said the pernut does not contain a termination date. “There isn’t any shut-off point, eceppt that they only intend to use (the well) during low flow of the Guadalupe,” Haas said.
Haas said Seguin’s need for a permit came about because the well was last used in 1956, and the rules changed in 19844. That (19844) was the
See EDWARDS, Page 12A
Lesson in history
Mrs. Emma Kohlenberg, an Eden Home resident receives flowers and an adoption certificate from Seele Elementary teacher Judy Hmkhouse and student Steven Schneider. Mrs Kohlenberg, 94, recently told the class about
KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEiTUNG
growing up in New Braunfels and the students liked her so much, they decided to adopt her. That s where the adoption certificate fits in. Schneider is Mrs Kohlenberg s great great great nephew, by the waySmokers to get gum, celery, candy (and support) for Smokeout
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Smokers struggling to kick the habit during the "Great American Smokeout” today will get munchies, moral support and gentle persuasion from friends, relatives and the American Cancer Society.
“In seven short years, Smokeout Day has become a national institution,” said U.S. Health and
Help a friend quit
Human Services Secretary Margaret M. Heckler, if you smoke, help us strengthen this new tradition by trying not to. lf you don’t smoke, lend your moral support to someone who does.”
Across the country, hospitals are serving up cold turkey meals for successful quitters and people are filling “survival kits” with celery, gum, candy and other munchies to
keep smokers’ hands — and nunds — off cigarettes
In Falcon Heights, Minn., brothers Ixiwell and Bruce Anderson will no longer sell tobacco products or paraphernalia in their Falcon Heights Pharmacy in honor of the smokeout and the state's 10th annual D-Day.
"We’ve wanted to do this for years,
but we never had the courage before,” said l>owell Anderson "It’s one of those things that you just wake up one morning and say, i*t’s do it.’”
In Aurora, Colo., 800 students at North Middle School will release helium-filled balloons with their names, addresses and "a bit of youthful wisdom about quitting
smoking,” according to the cancer
Starting today, Indianapolis and New Jersey smokers can call a Smokebusters hotline to hear a special message from former smokers. The call will cost 50 cents — about half the price of a pack of cigarettes.