New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 26, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Novpmber 26, 1991
Vol. 140, NO. 4
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Mrs. I
One Section, 10 Pages
Police search for leads in stabbing
By ROBERT 8TEWAHT Staff Writer New Braunfels police continue looking for leads today in the subbing of a 26-year-old New Braunfels man late Saturday night.
Joe Munoz, 26, of the 600 block of Bavarian Drive, remains at McKenna Memorial Hospital recovering from multiple stab wounds, including one in the victim’s eye, said Cape. Ray Douglas of the New Braunfels Police Department.
“He received wounds not only in the front but in the back as well,” Douglas said. “There were possibly two suspects that were confronting him and got into the argument. I don’t know if he turned to leave his assailant or if there was, in fact, somebody in the back, too.”
Some of the wounds are in the victim's hands as if he was trying to deflect an attacker’s blows, Douglas said.
The stabbing incident occurred at 10:50 p.m. Saturday in the courtyard of the Bavarian Manor Apartments at
614 Bavarian Drive.
Emergency Medical Service reports indicate that the man remained conscious en route to the hospital.
The crime scene was marked with blood on the sidewalk across the apartment complex courtyard, tracing the victim’s path from near Building No. 8 to Building No. 4, where he reportedly resides. Clumps of hair, a bandana and a cigarette package were on the ground at the location of the scuffle.
No weapons were recovered at the scene.
Douglas said police will reinterview witnesses to gather more information about the incident.
Charges of aggravated assault will be filed if an arrest is made in the case, said Det. Basel Boatright, NBPD. He added that once all medical evidence is collected, the charge could be upgraded to attempted murder upon consultation with the District Attorney.
Food drive continues
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung’s Cheer Fund drive now has raised $2,406.74.
The goal of the drive is to raise money to provide Christmas dinners to local residents who are less fortunate. '
Daily updates of how much money has been contributed will appear in
the Herald until the delivery dat€,
Iratest contributors are:
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin L. Schaefer $25
Bill and Lula Bcrunann $ 15
StammtischCouncil tees off on golf issuesBest wishes
'Hie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today lo Jackie Nolle, Judy Daniels, Rachael Cabillero, Frances Medellin, Clem Villanueva, Dennis Hermes, Amy Davidson, Joey Aleman, Amy Davidson and Henry Montanez.
Belated birthday wishes lo Michael Anthony Sali/ar and Marvin Jenisch.
Anniversary wishes today to Barney and Irene Bardes and Antliony and Elizabeth Saenz.Hot holiday mss!
Adobe Cafe will serve an expected 2,000 free meals to the needy during the second annual Hot Meals for the Holidays al the Civic Center from 5-8 pm. today. Die menu includes enchiladas, rice and beans and beverages. The meals are intended for those who otherwise wouldn't get a hot meal during (ive holidays, particularly families in financial hardship and senior citizens.Republican Men
Republican Men's Club of Comal County wdl meet tonight at 7 ai the Guadalupe Valley Tel-phone Co-op. Jack Borchers will deliver a speech on lite “Caring for Children” program. All members
Bm ST AMM TISCH, Page 2AGood Day
Expect clear skies and cool windy condilions today as the high temperatures rises to about 62 degrees For more weallter information see page 2.
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Council looks for answers on golf course
By LARRY ROWE Stall Writer
A feasibility study for a proposed second golf course raised more questions than answers at Monday’s City Council meeting — until council members decided to shelve discussion for a later workshop.
Concerns about the study’s $5 million cost estimate for lite golf course, among other things, brought citizens and council mem hers to question whether the studj/’s recommendations were right for New Braunfels.
“I really think we should study this thing, and I dunk we should workshop it," said Council Member Paul Fraser, who moved to
table the study, “Theres a lot of nil or ii union in this thing, and I want to tell you this baffles me. and I don’t think i’m really too dumb."
He recommended that the work shop not be conducted until after the first of the year, when several other issues are out ol lire way.
City Manager Hector Tamayo said that after Jan. I, interested firms could be contacted and asked to present their ideas to the council for burlduig a golf course at their expense.
“lf there’s an economic vacuum that exists (for a new golf course) arid it's valid, let private industry do it," Council Member James Goodbread said in response lo the
Otherwise, a city bond issue for building it should be up to the citizens, he said. “I’m not sure that there is total support for a second golf course "
The study, conducted by Club Mark Corp., estimates the coal for an upscale, “signature quality course at the preferred site to be $5 million, rhe study’s pre!* rred site is on the Word-Borchers ranch property, west of the commercial section of the city, next to the intersection of Texas 46 and Loop 337.
However, the study suites that costs were based on a “general
hypothesis” and “may be impacted by a number of factors," such as
construction costs, engineering and architectural tees, and pre-opening marketing, personnel and training costs.
The study also gives an estimate of $15.77 million tor an optional 200-room hotel-convention center lo accompany the course.
Sonic of the citizens who addressed the council on the issue said a smaller-scale golf course might be more appropriate for New Braunfels.
Some also argued that retired people on fixed incomes, who make up a good part of the city’s golfers, would not be able to afford the fees for an upscale golf course Kay Taylor, who identified her
9m ANSWERS. Page 2Golfers oppose fee hikes
By LARRY ROWE SUH Writer
A group ol guiling retirees who helped fill the City Council chambers Monday night succeeded in lulling a proposal for fee hikes al die Laude Park Golf Course.
Council members let the proposal die for lack of a motion after (tearing golfer^ complaints at die meeting and by phone beforehand
The fee increases, proposed by
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Taxpayers voice costly concerns
By ROBERT STEWART •Ult Writer
Trustees of the Comal Independent School District heard concerns of dis-Ulti taxpayers ai their regular month ly board meeting Monday at Smithson Valley High School.
“Why can’t we tackle the inefficiency within this local situation," said Richard P Edwards Jr., who lives on the north side of Canyon lake. “i'm licit to give the view of a taxpay -cr who got jolted (by the .524 cent C1SD tax rate increase) and wants to know what's going un.”
Edwards said thai he was a “UTF (uninformed taxpayer)” bul that he began seeking answers when he received his OSU tax bill. He questioned why CISD “surrounded” New Braunfels 1SD, why CISD schools are built in New Braunfels and why CISD adrnmisuaiion offices are located there.
Mark Metzger of Bulverde sag gested a mass protest trip to A us un to complain about the UU situation “My UU bill went un $600 — that's my kids' Chrismias." Metzger said Board President Lee Ikeis
responded that he and Superintendent Joe Rogers were in Ausun again Monday to try to gel some answers from state officials
Alter die audience participation portion of the meeting, trustees cast their votes in the Comal Appraisal District board election The board awarded 956 votes to Wayne Brolze, 986 to Harvey Pape. 206 to Gloria dei man and 217 to Olyn Golf. Hrotze and Pape were the CISD nominees to the board.
An agenda item thai drew more atteiiuon than expected was approval of an oui-of-sutie trip to a cheerleader competiuon in Orlando. Ha., by the I allyou Middie School cheerleaders.
I don't care if it's riot tax funded," said | >au on Carolyn K ai bach Bally, <vho lives on Farm lo Market Road 406 ll is Ute wiong image lo give to Ute taxpayers of dux district at this time.”
Bally quesuoned whedier lite dis trtct would have lo pay for substitutes for sponsors who would be accum partying the cheerleaders to the national competiuon
“We will use personal days or, if
personal days are not available, the cost of substitutes will be docked from our pay.” said sponsor Sura See lhammcr,
See Hun rn ncr assured die board the trip will take place with absolutely no cost to the district.
Parciiu of all 15 students involved have signed a permission letter, agree mg to accept responsibility for all expenses, said Rusty Brockman, principal of Canyon Middle School.
The absences will be considered unexcused, but the students will be allowed to make up whatever work they ituss, Brock man said
“My first fraction was ‘what kuai of message is this giving about our district to taxpayers,’ “ said Trustee Connie Cantu, die parent of a senior varsity cheerleader.
After determining dial there was no coat to the district, board Vice Prest dent leioy (ioodson made a motion, and trustees approved die trip on a 6 0 vote with Bill Hays not yet present The board also approved campus improvement plans, the 1991-92 textbook committee, and a policy update by unanimous votes
Bremer will run for another term
promises itll th*
By BOSSET STS* ART
Comal County Sheriff Jack Hie mf# Monday t*u>t he
will seek reelection as sheriff, ■‘Unade two J dur-
paigtt I a a t ] time," Bit said. “I said dun I would wage an all out war on dr ugs in Comal C ounty and that I would give you
you could bo proud of*”
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chug fundi hive been “added to
county coffers,” $101,000 of
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which was used to belter equip the department with radio equipment, body armor and surveillance equipment The Sheriffs Department's bual on Canyon Lake was obtained through a drug operation in conjunction with the Customs Department and was renovated with seized drug money, Bremer said.
"I’m running because I like being sheriff <3 Comal Couiuy,” Bremer said, "i’m a pretty good cop, and I think that the things we’ve done have been beneficial, val I think that we Hill have some mon things we can contribute.”
Bremer said that he has heard rumors dm other candidates may mn as Republicans and UaJepeo* dross to eventually throw their vol es to a Democratic ‘UfHNIw "Today, UMI don't have «|
cag (■Bmatt but there are a lot of rumors out thera." Bremer