New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 3, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
State, counties spar over inmate crowding
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas prison system could take the felons that are crowding local jails if officials lived up to their responsibility, says an attorney for counties seeking a court order against the state.
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Vol. 137, No. 232
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
October 3, 1989 25 Cents
One Section, 10 PagesCounty seeking order to remove tiger
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A Comal County man who refuses to move a tiger from his backyard prompted Commissioners Court Monday to order the animal control officer to cite him each day until the animal is moved.
In the meantime County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander has Filed an injunction against
Stopping fires the focus of program
Preventing loss of life and property from fires is what Fire Prevention Week 1989 is all about.
“In 1988,6,215 people died in fires in the United States and nearly 80 percent of those deaths occurred in home fires,” said New Braunfels Fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhahn. “If we’re going to sec a reduction in the devastating loss of life and property from fire in this generation, we’re all going to have to work together to make this community more fire safe.”
Officially kicking off the campaign for Fire Prevention Week, which runs from Oct. 8-14, Friesenhahn urges the public to participate in fire safety education programs and a communitywide commitment to fire protection.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Big Fires Start Small: Keep matches and lighters in the right hands,” reflects the paramount importance of fire safety and fire safety education for young children, he said. “Fircplay is the leading cause of
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the man ordering him to remove the tiger.
“And I’m hoping that this thing will get resolved,” said Sheriff Jack Bremer, whose department would be responsible for moving the tiger.
The man, who lives off of Rainbow Drive near Texas 46 and U.S. 281, was run out of Bexar County because of the tiger, Rheinlander said.
“He has already told the (Comal County) animal control officer that he will not move the animal short of a court order,” he said.
Comal County Commissioners Court May 15 passed an order, which states a person keeping a wild animal at a resident or within 1,000 feet of a residence or public school can be charged with Class C misdemeanor.
But there is a glitch in the order, Rheinlander said.
“If he finds some place to move that that is not at a residence or not within 1,000 feet of a residence or public place he really would not be any longer in violation of the statute and could keep it,” he said.
The injunction filed Friday orders the man
to remove the animal permanently. A court date for the case is set for Oct. 31 in district court.
If the tiger gets out of the cage and roams the neighborhood the owner could be in violation of the vicious animal provision of the county’s animal control order, which gives any peace officer the authority to destroy the animal if it is in the interest of public safety.
Lawmen seize drugs during weekend raid
Comal County sheriff’s department officials confiscated mcthamphctamincs and marijuana during a drug bust at Canyon Lake Saturday.
Arrested for possession of mcthamphetamines under 28 grams and possession of marijuana under two ounces were Lou Ann Mayer, Tommy Lee Graham and Paul B. Estrada, all of Comal County. Tammy Louise France, Austin, was arrested near the scene for possession of marijuana.
Sheriff Jack Bremer and other officers of the Comal
County sheriff’s office executed the narcotics search warrant at 321 Club House Lane in Canyon Springs Resort around 5:10 p.m.
All three subjects were arrested and taken to Comal County jail w here they posted bond of $20,(XX).
A vehicle driven by France was leaving the residence when officers arrived, and patrol officers David Taylor and Sgt. Don Reynolds made a slop of the vehicle Marijuana was found in the vehicle.
Man cuts wife following dance
Firefighter Frank and his friends are part of the education progam aimed at preventing fires. In front are Mike Mueller, left, and Bruce Conran. In back from left are Ray Hacker, Don Zercher, Nancy Have, Xavier Larralda and Mike Hess. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
A possible attempted murder occurred during the Comal County Fair Sunday night when a New Braunfels man was seen cutting his wife after she danced with another man, police say.
Juan Delgado. 33, 2552 W. Katy St., remains in the Comal County jail facing attempted murder charges. His wife Diana was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital Sunday night, said police spokesman Martin Mayer.
“He just sliced her under the chin,”
Mayer said. “It looks like a cake knife — a very long bladed cake knife.’’
The incident happened in Ute dance arca of the fairgrounds, located on Common Street, shortly after 9 p.m., he said.
“There were detectives working that whole area, it happened practically right in front of them — he didn’t go very far,” Mayer said.
Detectives are investigating whether they can charge Delgado since the wife doesn’t want to press charges, Mayer said.
Man captured following chase
Comal County sheriff’s department helped a San Marcos Police Department officer pursue and capture one of two suspects involved in a high speed chase at the Comal and Hays county line at 3:05 arn. Tuesday morning.
James Lee Ford III, 20, of San Antonio was arrested after the high speed chase involving two stolen vehicles from Austin and Pflugerville.
According to San Marcos police reports, officer Victor Rojo saw a 1987 Chevrolet pickup and a 1986 GMC traveling south on Interstate 35 at a high rate of speed with the head
light high beams on. Rojo pursued the men to the Comal County line where Comal County sheriff’s department officials became involved.
Ford then pulled the vehicle he was driving to the side of the highway. Comal County Deputy Carl Davis apprehended the suspect.
The other unknown suspect drove the 1986 GMC pickup into two barbed wire fences and a shed. Officer Rojo found the truck abandoned in the shed. Canine units were called out to search for the suspect but were unable
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Burned body found
Sheriff’s officers waiting for identification
Comal County sheriff’s department officials were kept busy this weekend with reports of a burned body and burglaries around the county.
On Thursday, a Comal County resident reported a burned human body near Texas 46 and Rainbow Drive around 4 p.m. According to Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz, an autopsy revealed the man apparently died of a heart attack while burning brush on his property. Hoherz also said the man had apparently been dead approximately 24 to 28 hours before the remains were discovered. A positive identification had not been made Tuesday.
Also this weekend, Comal County sheriff’s officials were dispatched to the home of Horace Cardenis in Bulverde where the victim reported the theft of a chainsaw valued at $250, a Weedeater valued at $250 and a toolbox valued at $300. The burglary occurred between
Sept. 27 and Sept. 28.
An insulated window valued at $200 w as taken in an attempted burglary Sept. 27 at Eden Ranch near Purgatory Road. A burglar alarm went off in the weekend residence belonging to Scott Nickson Jr. of Dallas.
Another home at Eden Ranch was also broken into Sept. 29 when the trailer house door was pried open. Tile burglar or burglars took numerous items including shovels, bars and screwdrivers from the residence belonging to Henry Ackerman.
In the Cranes Mill area, unknown person or persons burglarized the home belonging to Elizabeth Calhoun of San Antonio between Sept. 30 and Oct. I. A television, water faucet and microwave oven were reported stolen.
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Refugees storm through lines to embassy
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP) — About 250 East German refugees burst through police lines today and stormed the West German Embassy, joining thousands of others seeking passage to the West. Witnesses said people were injured in clashes with police.
Also today, Communist East Germany hailed visa-free travel for its citizens to Czechoslovak -a in an effort to block the exodus of more of its citizens from that country, the state-run news agency in East Berlin said.
After breaking the police lines at the Prague embassy, the East Germans scaled a 6-foot-high fence to join the approximately 4,500 refugees already inside embassy grounds.
East Germany during the weekend reluctantly allowed 7,000 of its citizens who had holed up in West German embassies in Poland and Czechoslovakia to emigrate to West Germany. Thousands more East Germans subsequently
East Germany during the weekend reluctantly allowed 7,000 of its citizens who had holed up in West German embassies in Poland and Czechoslovakia to emigrate to West Germany.
converged on those embassies to follow their countrymen.
East Germany said that exodus was a onetime occurrence and demanded that West Germany expel the thousands of other would-be emigres who subsequently converged on the missions to follow their countrymen to West Germany.
The crowd of refugees stormed the Prague embassy today after West Germany had closed the compound because of intense crowding, and hundreds of East Germans waited outside, the numbers increasing hourly, witnesses said.
They said about 500 people reportedly gathered around the embassy, some even sitting on nearby rooftops.
Between 200 and 250 East Germans waiting outside the embassy compound final1 y stormed through barricades around the embassy garden fence, climbing into the compound, they said.
When the refugees battled police who tned to stop them, many were injured, some from jumping from the fence, the wimesses said.
West German Foreign Ministry spokesman Peter Rothen told The Associated Press in Bonn that the situation in the embassy had become “unbearable. It’s horribly crowded.”
‘There must be a solution,” he said, adding
that the Foreign Ministry was “still hoping for a solution similar to the one over the weekend,” when about 7,000 East Germans were allowed to leave for the West from Prague and Warsaw.
Czechoslovak government spokesman Miroslav Pavel said the swelling numbers of East Germans “seriously upsets public order” in Prague and the government reserved the right to take “indispensable measures to maintain and restore public order."
He said other embassies in the area, including the U.S. Embassy, had requested increased protection.
Pavel said in a statement carried by the otfi-cial CTK news agency that “relevant Czechoslovak authorities” had provided necessary supplies and “humanitarian, medical and other technical assistance.”
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Today will be part!) cloudy and warm with the high temperature reaching 96 degrees. The overnight low will be 69 degrees. The next several days will be partly clouds and warm with die highs in the 90s, dropping to the upper 80s by the weekend. 1110 lows will be in the upper 60s.
FAIR WINNERS...................4, 5, 8
lite Fiesta Festival Arts and Crafts Sale will be held ai St.
Paul Lutheran Church Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The newly published cookbook,
Feeding the Flock, will be on sale at that lime also. On Sunday, there will be a Mexican dinner and bake sale in the fellowship hall of the church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited. ..
“Where in the World?”, the current exhibit at the New Braunfels Children’s Museum, features lots on interesting ways for youngsters (and their parents, too) to learn some lessons about geography.
Tie exhibit focuses on the geography of New Braunfels, Texas, the United States, and India, China, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya Along with the exhibit al the museum in Courtyard shopping center, there are many guests scheduled to entertain folks with folktales dancing and cooking demon sir a tions and puppet shows. This week, Daryl Fleming will delight children with tales from foreign lands during Enchanting Folktales Thursday at 4:30 p.m. (Story hour will be each Thursday afternoon). On Oct. 14, Srinivas Komandun will perform traditional Indian music at 1:30 pm , followed by Rathna Kumar and dance troupe from the Anjli Center for Indian* Performing Arts in Houston, who will perform folk and classical dances representing the cultural diversity of India.
Admission to die museum, now open on Sundays, is $1 for children, $2 for adults, and free for members (or those under 2 years old). Family memberships are $30 per year. New hours are Tuesday
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Lawmakers :Tax hike
AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Bill Clements says more money is not the solution to fixing Texas’ school funding system, but several lawmakers predicted a $2 billion state tax increase will be needed.
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