New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
Dallas, Texas #75?-Commissioner Precinct 3
Mund—'concern for county'
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
County Commissioner Charles “Tart” Mund would like to see county projects started during his administration through to the end.
For this reason, plus what he termed his “deep concern for Comal County,” 51-year-old Mund decided to seek re-election as commissioner of precinct 3.
“I still have a deep concern for Comal County — especially with the growth pattern we’re experiencing,” said Mund, a Democrat.
“I feel the things that were started (during his term) need to be completed,” he noted, specifically mentioning the extension of FM 3009 to Highway 46. “That needs finishing so we can turn it over to the state."
The experience he’s gained during his six-years of office, plus what he learned from being in business for
himself for IO years, are ample qualifications for the job of commissioner, Mund noted in a recent interview. Before he was elected, Mund owned and operated a local dry-cleaning business.
“I feel like I have the expertise to continue on with the job as commissioner and with handling the county budget properly,” said Mund, who is running on his record.
Mund thinks the current Commissioners Court is spending the public’s tax dollars wisely, unlike charges made by his Republican opponent Lorenzo “Yankee” Camarillo.
“As long as I’ve been there we’ve spent them (tax dollars) as wisely as possible,” he noted. “I believe in holding tight reins (on the budget). But a lot of times you’ve got to spend money that you know is necessary
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Camarillo—money poorly spent
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
County tax dollars have not been spent wisely by the current Commissioners Court in the opinion of Lorenzo “Yankee” Camarillo, Republican candidate for county commissioner precinct 3.
And the main reason why they aren’t being spent wisely, he said, is because “there is not one single person on the court who I’d call a planner.”
Pointing to the experience he gained working for the past six years with a San Antonio-based health systems planning agency, Camarillo thinks he’d qualify as a professional planner — something he thinks Commissioners Court desperately needs.
“That’s my main reason for running,” the 40-year-old COP candidate said. “I feel I’m qualified
for the job.”
“Growth is going to be a crucial issue in the next few’ years and we need to have a good long-range (county) plan,” he noted. “In the next two to three years there'll be a lot more problems crop up according to the population predictions.
“There’ll be more cars on the roads, and we'll need to be finding ways to get better water and all of this requires good planning,” added Camarillo, who owns and operates a local Mexican food restaurant.
Three big issues River Road, the county's redistricting and a new county jail — are areas where Camarillo feels the current Commissioners Court has not spent tax dollars wisely.
“In the (county) redistricting situation, money was spent on consultants and legal fees even after
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WEDNESDAY October 27, 1982 25 cents
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'Copycat'poisons Colorado man
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The makers of Exeedrin ordered their capsules off store shelves in Colorado after one man was poisoned, and reports of product tampering ranging from fruit to laxatives spread across the nation in what a federal official called “a wave of ’irte-too’ crimes."
Consumers scrutinized containers of cold medicines and pain relievers for signs of foul piay, and officials in three states warned Tuesday that any Halloween trick-or-treating should be done with caution.
In Chicago, where the scare began nearly a month ago with the deaths of seven people from cyanide-poisoned Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules, police searched Tuesday for a woman who lied about her identity after turning in a bottle of tainted capsules.
Officials of Bristol-Myers Co., the maker of Exeedrin, called the mercuric chloride contamination of their product “clearly criminal” and on Tuesday ordered it withdrawn from store shelves in Colorado.
William Smkovic. 30, of Aurora, who became ill after taking three Extra-Strength Exeedrin capsules Monday, underwent surgery late Tuesday to remove the remaining mercuric chloride from his stomach. He was in critical but stable condition, said Loami lawless of Aurora Community
In Washington, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Arthur Hull Hayes Jr. said it did not appear Bristol-Myers was responsible.
“We are seeing a series of localized tanipermgs in the Denver area and other sections of tile United States,” Hayes said in a .statement. “None has been found to be the result of problems or contamination at the manufacturers’ plants, so we must conclude at this tune that we arc st i mg a wave of me-too’ crimes."
In Florida, a Juno Beach policeman was hospitalized Tuesday after he began vomiting within seconds of drinking orange jun e from a carton, police said. Officer Harry Browning, 27, was resting comfortably in Palm Beach Gardens Community Hospital today.
“He turned colors right before my eyes,” said police Chief Robert DiSavino. The juice had been bought at a convenience store.
Tile county medical examiner’s officer said the carton could have been injected with a product such as insecticide.
In Colorado, officials determined that another resident who became ill after taking Exeedrin was not poisoned. Emily Jurick apparently just had the flu, said Dr. Barry Kuntack of the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center.
Forged Kroesche will exposed in hearing
By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer
From the moment Angela Kroesche’s body was discovered near her grazing sheep, there were questions surrounding her death iii late May.
Then the appearance of a w ill almost four months later, made the questions loom even bigger, and triggered an inquest in early October into the cause of her death.
The courtroom inquest confirmed Travis County Medical Examiner Dr. Robert Bayardo’s ruling that Mrs. Kroesche had died from a chest blow by an attacking ram buck. Her chest had been crushed, all her ribs broken, and death probably occurred within one to five minutes, Bayardo estimated.
The last contact with Ms. Kroesche was around 3 p.m. at her house at 453 Highway 81 East on May 25. Her body was discovered by an acquaintance at 8:30 a.in. May 20
Ms. Kroesche’s personal belongings and livestock were sold from an auction house in San Antonio. She had never married, had no living brothers and sisters, and bad left no will. So heirs to her estate worth over $1 million, which included acres of valuable Guadalupe River and highway frontage, numbered 34 — half relatives on her mother’s side of the family, and half on her father’s side.
Then, on the afternoon of Sept. 13, a small I <atin-American woman
walked up to the commercial drivein window of Texas Commerce Bank. She carried a bundle of legal papers. “I found this,” she said, and walked oft before anyone could ask any questions.
Inside the bundle was a will, written on a form available at any stationery house, with Angela Kroesche’s instructions that Jerome Schumann be named beneficiary of her estate. The will stated, “Jerome, for over 30 years, was always first to assist me when my relatives ignored me,” and was signed “Angela Kroesche, finished 5:40 p.m., May 18, 1982” (a week before her death).
On behalf of the bank, the papers were turned over lo local attorney J C. Reagan, who filed the will with the county clerk. After the inquest, Reagan, as attorney for the 34 heirs, filed suit, alleging the will to be a forgery.
Reagan and his partner David I .anion flew to California, with the will in hand, and spoke to John Harris, the famous documents expert, who had determined the 40-odd Howard Hughes’ wills were “fakes.” Harris’ initial opinion of the Kroesche will was, “this was obviously written by a committee.”
Then the unexpected turn of events...last Friday, Schumann met with Reagan, who explained it w as a felony to forge a will in Texas.
Shown a copy of the almost illegible will, Schumann said, “This isn’t
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Comal County forecast calls for mostly fair and mild today, then pertly cloudy and not as cool j tonight. There will be some early morning cloudiness Wednesday, giving way to partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures later iii the day. Winds will lie from the southeast at 10-15 mph today, and near IO mph tonight. Sunset will be at 6:50 p.in .."and sunrise Wednesday will be at 7:40 a.inUnicorns in playoffs
With a convincing victory over Hays, the Unicorn volleyball team clinched second place in District
13-AAAA and a spot in the postseason playoffs against South San West, the champion of District
14-AAAA. Meanwhile, Smithson Valley locked up the District 26-AAA title by beating Bandera, and now await the winner of District 25-AAA, which has not been determined. Sports, Page 8A.
Father and Son
You might think that coaching a team with your son starting at quarterback could have its inherent drawbacks. Canyon High head coach Troy Burch and starting quarterback Troy Burch Jr. have overcome them. F ind out how in Sports, Payi 8A
SPORTS....................8 9A, 6 8D
WEATHER................... . . . 2AAnnexation
Council pushes ahead on two strips
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
City Council members seemed amused by new rules on annexation, especially the one that requires a public hearing in tile area to be annexed.
They voted to proceed with the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation to annex two strips along Krueger I .ane and another strip along EM 1863.
On the city’s long-range annexation map, tin-strips are designated areas 8, 9 and 12. Areas 8 tKrueger l,ane) and 12 (FM 1863) can be annexed right away. Annexation of area 8 will extend the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction to the edge of area 9, which will then be eligible for annexation.
City planning director Debra Goodwin said there was no definite waiting period required but that two separate council actions would be necessary.
Planning and Zoning had three reasons for recommending these areas right away F irst, they contain few, it any . voting residents, winch means the annexation shouldn’t affect the districting plan soon to be proposed by the city Charter Review Committee.
lf there aren't many people living on these pieces of land, then' also isn t much development That means plans for extending city services (which, according to the new law, must be on file before any area I*- annexed* wont have to be too detailed.
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Clements breaks spending record
AUSTIN (AP) Gov. Bill Clements has outspent Democratic challenger Mark White by a more than two-to-one margin, pouring a record-setting $114 million into an effort to keep his job as Texas’ only Republican governor in over a century.
The people of Texas are not going to sell Hill Clements the governorship,” White said in a formal statement Tuesday.
A Clements backer said the governor attracted more than 52,000 individual contributions at a $191 per donor average.
“No candidate in any race has ever received this degree of broad-based support from the people of Texas,” said Jim Francis, Clements’ campaign manager.
The campaign financing reports filed Tuesday left no doubt that Clements, who spent about $8 million to get the job in 1978, is the champion fundraiser. Clements has raised $11.8 million, including
a $1.9 million loan he personally guaranteed.
White’s report showed $5 2 million spent, compared to Clements' $114 million. The Democratic challenger has raised $6 4 million, including a $14 million loan during the reporting period that ended Saturday
Bill Clements has said all along that he ll spend whatever it takes to get re-elected, and the unprecedented amounts of money he has reported demonstrate that he intends to do exactly that,” said White.
The Tuesday reports were the last glimpse at campaign money until atter the Nov. 2 election.
In the lieutenant governor’s race, incumbent Democrat Bill Hobby reported $4.1 million raised and about the same spent. Republican George Stroke bas raised $2.4 million and spent about $2.6 million.
Mrs. Lottie Faust begins second century
By CINDY RICHARDSON Staff writer
Lottie Faust celebrates her 100th birthday today, but this does not seem to slow her down much. “I never give it much thought.” she said. a twinkle iii her eye.
The morning of our interview her son Walter escorted me into their home A few minutes later she came down the stairs alone, every hair in place with her makeup applied perfectly You get the impression she is the type of person who would not go out in public unless she looked her l>est. She ut least 20 veal s younger than she is •ErtotJ cml get around by toy self wilhot»Uhe enefit of a can* >>; walk*-; !'.*.« is a woman who has her own opinions, bul seems open to new ideas and is not opposed to chang*
As an example, Walter talked about the tune lie remarked about the steady stream of tourists walking by their house iii the summertime.
Look at that tube parade, he said one day, marvelling at the crowds of people. "Every year they wear less and less Pretty soon they won't be wearing anything but tubes.
• Well. Walter, if it bothers y ou. don't look at them!” Faust replied Mrs. Faust's memories paint New Braunfels as a center of dancing and music in the early 20th century. She fondly remembers her music teacher Stefan Hading lh- was a splendid leacher,” she said. “I had a lean toward music.”
Faust began taking music lessons when she was
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Stull photo by Cindy Rn hudson
Lottie Faust Slow down? Why?'