New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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SUNDAY November 20,1983 50 cents
74 Pages—5 Sections
Cougarettes claim crown
Rally nets state title
By DAVID KING Sports editor
AUSTIN — Don’t mess with the bumblebees Canyon's bumblebees, the Cougarettes volleyball team, scrambled, fought and did exactly everything they needed Saturday afternoon to overcome powerful Waxahachie 15-10,11-15, 16-14 and win the Class 4A state championship To get to the title match. Canyon knocked off El Campo. 15-13, 15-13, Friday.
The state title was the first for Canyon and for a Comal County High school, and it topped off a 28-10 season for the Bumblebees, er, Cougarettes.
Back at a pep rally before the area playoff match,” Coach Donna Boehle explained, Monica Kneg got up to talk She said, They say bumblebees can’t fly, but they do They say we can’t win; we’re too short But we do
Uke the bumblebees.’
“You’ve just got to watch out for the bumblebees," Boehle said.
Canyon’s bumblebees had to rally from a mid-match slump to defeat the Indians, who were playing in the state tournament for the fifth time in six years.
The Cougarettes took advantage of a hive full of Waxahachie mistakes to take the first game 15-10, and used the same strategy to take an 11-4 lead in the second contest.
Eleven straight points later, the match was even.
‘They really got up in the second game,” Kneg said of the Indians, who wound up the season 23-9 "I think we let down a little bit, but they really got up "
Waxahachie^ momentum earned into the deciding game, as the hardhitting Indians pounded their way to a
See CANYON, Page 12A
Follow-up meeting scheduled Monday
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff wntar
laical businessman Dennis Khoads isn't going to let the “Chemical People" message die without a fight
A two-part television series on the “Chemical People," hosted by Nancy Reagan, aired Nov. 2 and 9, and spawned town meetings nationwide The program on alcohol and drug abuse among young people told how to fight the problem, but left it up to each community to organize That's what Rhoads has in mind for a third “Chemical People" town meeting at 7 p m Monday at Cross Lutheran Church “If the town cares — and I think it does — this will work," Rhoads said. “We have been notifying those who attended the first two meetings, and getting the word out The response was slow at first, but things are looking good now."
Rhoads volunteered to be temporary chairman of the effort at the Nov. 9 meeting at New Braunfels Middle School. “Myself and others felt if we walked out of there that night, everything would end So I stood up. shared my past personal problems with my family, said something had to be done, and volunteered to be chairman," Rhoads said “I've had 4-5 people a day standing in line at my store waiting to talk to me since, and have lined up about 24 people who definitely want to be volunteers," he said.
"I’ve even been told my involvement is going to hurt my business.” Rhoads said. "Baloney — as long as I don’t get radical I’m nght, and it will all work out in the end I just want this town to be a good town.
"I've caught some flack over running kids down in this town. That's not what I'm after at all. I think we have great kids in this town, but we won t for long if
See CHEMICAL. Page IZAInsideToday's Weather
The night's stiff northwest winds were expected to lignten up by this morning, turning westerly later at 10-15 miles per hour. A fair, cool day is predicted, followed by a fair night in the mid-40s. Monday will be partly cloudy, with a high in the mid-70s.
Sunrise today will be at 6:59 a m.
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Greyhound buses were traveling in groups Friday as they headed in and out of the Seguin Avenue station — often with police escorts, to boot. Greyhound got back on the road this
SteH photo bf John V Sentet
week after a two-week strike, and bus terminals have been picketed in some towns No incidents have been reported in New Braunfels, however
Red tape snarls Walnut Avenue extension
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
Paper problems may get in the way of the pavement at the south end of Walnut Avenue.
New Braunfels is in line to receive state and federal help in extending Walnut from IH 35 to Gardenia Avenue, thanks to an urban street improvement program instituted by Congress this year. A state highway commission has issued a minute order putting top priority on the Walnut project, and the owners of the land just south of the
freeway have agreed to donate the necessary right-of-way.
The complications have arisen from that last point. To make the donation legal, City Attorney John Chunn has to get a signed release from every investor with an interest in that land. He’s having trouble getting some of those signatures, and time is running out.
"I’m just waiting to get the documents back. They’ve been gone three weeks now,’’ said Chunn. The right-of-way is being donated by the Heyden-Cutler Company, which Chunn has attempted to
Railroad employees killed in crash
BAYTOWN (AP) — Four men were killed and one was injured today when a freight train collided with a line of tank cars parked on a Southeast Texas track, authorities said.
The impact knocked a caboose and two of the 41 tank cars off the track and drove another tank car through the windshield of the Southern Pacific train's engine.
All three people inside the engine and one of two men sleeping in the caboose were killed, said a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper
By midday, Baytown firefighters were preparing to pry apart the wreckage to free the bodies still inside.
DPS officials identified the dead as C.C. Hutchison, 35, of Houston; brakeman G.A. Stewart, 31,
Pasadena, Texas; engineer J.R. Sandras. 33, Houston, and brakeman E.C. Hallmark, 59, Houston The injured man, conductor W.J. Muchow . 41, suffered two broken legs and was in stable condition, said Jim Mahoney, a spokesman for life Flight, which airlifted the victim to Hermann Hospital in Houston, about 30 miles to the west All the victims were Southern Pacific employees, a railroad spokeswoman said.
DPS Sgt George Turner said the tank cars were left on the track about 4 a m At approximately 5:30 a m., a work train consisting of an engine, a caboose and IO cars was northbound en route to Mont Belvieu. In essence,
See ( RASH, Page 2A
More deputies, money highlight new budget prepared by county
reach through local agent Reno Schumann. Schamann doesn’t understand what the delay is either, Chunn said
City Council went ahead and approved the state minute order Monday night. But Bob Hasert, local engineer for the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation, indicated he’d be breathing easier if the city had clear title to the land.
New Braunfels has also applied for federal aid to extend Common Street from l.oop 337 to Gruene
See WALNUT, PageZA
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer
A pay increase for county officials and the hiring of new employees have increased the final figures of the proposed 1984 budget for Comal County.
The budget has “gone up quite a bit," said Comal County Auditor Bate Bond.
However, he added. “We didn t raise any taxes for the general fund."
Bond explained that a five percent raise is scheduled for all county employees, excluding some elected officials who will receive a larger increase
Plans to hire four deputies and other county staff members also have been approved
The adopted 1984 budget is on file and available for public inspection at the Comal County Clerk s office until Dec. 14.
The Comal County Comnussioners will vote on the budget during their regular meeting on Dec. 14. Written or oral comment concerning the budget will be taken then.
The budget’s projected income into the general fund is 13,826.019, an increase from 1983’s amended budget of 83,662,861.
The majority of the income will come from tax collections, estimated
to be slightly over $2 million Various fines will account for $750,000 County court at law has been budgeted $73,204 for the year, an increase of $13,000 from tile 1983 amended version The 1984 figure comes from increases of about $5,000 for salaries and almost $3,000 for computer equipment The district attorney’s budget also jumped from $39,065 in 1983 to $67,902 in 1984 This amount includes hiring an assistant district attorney.
The county attorney’s budget increased from 1983’s figure of $87,355 to 1984’s figure of $97,763.
Due in large part to a $10,000 increase in computer service costs for programming support and an $18,000 increase in attorneys’ legal fees, the total district court expense budget jumped from 1983’s $87,598 to $117,040 in 1984.
The county judge’s budget decreased from 1983’s figure of $60,841 to 1984’s $38,372. The main reason is that the clerk position that was originally in the judge’s budget is now in the comnussioners courts’ budget.
The commissioners court’s funds went from $209,883 in 1983 to $243,881 in 1984 Other than clerks’ salaries which rose $23,000, the major increase is the formation of a merit raise fund
See BUDGET, Page IZA
Canyon celebrants include, from left, coach Donna Boehle, Stephanie Burch, Suzie Cuddy, st*"photo bf John n son*,
Ida Alvarado, Catherine Morgan, Kim Rittimann and Carol Friedel