New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
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NB passes Heights on the road to state
For the first time in 15 years, Alamo Heights will not be representing Region IV at the state tennis tournament. That honor goes to New Braunfels, which edged the Mules 10-8 at regionals on Saturday.
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Cuts might force closure of military base schools
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A funding crisis may force all three area school districts on military installations here to close their doors unless an alternative federal funding formula that generates more cash is devised.
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Unicorns celebrate big sports weekend
Along with winning the Region IV tennis tournament, New Braunfels celebrated a thrilling 19-18 football victory over Kerrville Tivy on Friday, and a district championship in cross-country on Saturday.
Vol. 137, No. 251
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
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October 29, 1989
Three Sections, 42 Pages
Voters approve CISD bond issue
Comal IS D voters Saturday passed a $7 million bond issue by a margin of 223 votes.
“The community really came through for us,” said Superintendent Bill Brown. “We are so pleased to once again be reminded that the welfare of our students is the primary concern of our residents. They showed that today with their vote.”
A total of 1735 voters cast ballots in the election, with 979 voting for the
For precinct-by-precinct results, see Page 2A
bond issue and 756 voting against. The unofficial results were announced at 7:45 p.m. last night.
“I want to first say thanks to our staff for informing the public of our needs and thanks to our patrons for be
lieving in our children — they are the future of our country,” said Carter Casteel, president of the Comal ISD board of trustees. “This vote is certainly reflective of the belief of our citizens in education.”
Highest voter turn-out came in die absentee balloting with 390 persons voting absentee. Of those, 227 voted for the issue and 163 voted against
See BONDS, Page 2A
we do at the education board,” Shields said while addressing a meeting of Concerned Citizens Coalition at the Bavarian Village Restaurant Saturday.
“I believe there will be another wave of school district consolidation, and there might be some kind of
See SCHOOLS, Page 2A
I GbQd Defy 3 Board member predicts changes
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Inside: By MIKE CROUCH
BUSINESS.................................10A Staff Writer
CLASSIFIED..........................5-10B Quality education in public schools
COMICS......................11 A, 10-16C could take a back scat to budget and
CROSSWORD 3A student numbers in the wake of the
DEAR ABBY 12A Kirby vs. Edgewood lawsuit decision,
EDUCATION 4B sa^ ^°^in Shields of the State Board
HOROSCOPE 11A Kirby vs. Edgwood decision
KALEIDOSCOPE......................1-5B has thrown a shadow ovcr everything
SPORTS...............................13-15A m • J I • f J • J AA
Tennis team clinches trip to state
Rocking and rolling
Susan Ivy applies hot glue to one of the “rocks” in the Comal Springs portion of the Heritage Exhibit at the Civic Center. Giving her some •help rs Gail Grohman, The exhibit is put together each year during Wurstfest by the Heritage Society of New Braunfels. (Photo by Deryl
Four persons who were arrested on narcotics charges Wednesday remain in the Comal County jail.
Maria Gypsy Pinto, 29, and Ernest Garza, 37, both of New Braunfels; Deborah Lynn Morris, 35, of Wimberley and Lupe Cisneros, 38, of San Marcos were arrested Wednesday for possession of narcotics.
Alan Trollinger, Comal County Sheriff Department spokesman said the four were arrested between 11 p.m. and midnight Wednesday.
Sheriff Jack Brcmcr arrested Pinto after obtaining a search warrant for Pinto’s room at the Schafer Inn located at 348 South 1-35.
Pinto along with Garza were arrested at the inn Pinto was arrested for possession of methamphetamines, a controlled substance. She remains in custody in Hew of 550,000 bond.
Garza was arrested while in Pinto’s vehicle and is charged with possession of marijuana. Garza was not granted a bond, because of outstanding arrest warrcnts against him from Guadalupe County.
Morris and Cisneros were arrested at 151 East 1-35 at an Exxon service
See ARRESTS, Page 2A
.........By JOE BELK
....... ......... Stiff Writer
lf you did not set back the SAN ANTONIO — The New
clock before going to bed last Braunfels Unicorn tennis team slayed
night, you will be out of step this the giant Saturday, winning the Reg-
moming. Daylight Saving Time j0n IV meet against Alamo Heights,
officially ended at 2 a.m. today. defenders of the crown every year
So, set the clock back (remcm- since 1974. But it wasn’t easy.
ber, it’s fall back, spring forward) New Braunfels had to count on its
and enjoy the extra hour.... number six (out of six) players, Ash-
.... I t •. i r ley Goldman and John Bartram, each
Church Women United of Com- J
a1 County will celebrate World __ •
Community Day Nov. 3 at the
New Braunfels Presbyterian Mf ll I I €
Church at 9:30 a.m. This annual **
event unites Protestant, Roman m m
Catholic, Orthodox and other 1*0 0 1/^ I I W\
Christian women in a common wj I C Ct IV It IJ
worship experience. *
This year’s ecumenical service A A
is titled “To Pray is to Risk.” [| | |P ^ |
Everyone is welcome.... Vrl/VzfcJl'
'The United Methodist Women -■ y* O rn* ri I of the First United Methodist iii M i aTm I I
Church, 572 W. San Antonio St.,
will meet Nov. 7 for a book no Anim n. a, .i t.- /Am
review by Lucille Manning, Too PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP)
Much Holly. NoI Enough Holy. Thousands of people defied the gov-
The program will be at 9:30 a m. women! Saturday to rally for demo-
A nursery is provided and visitors cracy oil the 71st anniversary of Cheare welcome to attend.... choslovakta s independence and
scores were beaten and dragged away
The New Braunfels Downtown ^/‘ol P°lice who P°urcd inl° ccmral
Project will sponsor the fourth in
a series of retail development . Wc,wan' n0 vlolc,’ce! Protesters
seminars for the New Braunfels chflcdasdley w<ircfmcd
community. “How lo prevent crim P°h“ °" W?n=f*'#S SM^e. “We've
in retail” will be the topic of dis- »°t bare hands! they shouted, raising
casson Monday at 7 p.m. at the lhe,r afms 10 show the>' were
Dittlinger Memorial Library. unarmed.
Everyone who owns a business is .. government said. police used
invited to attend. Safe City Direc- mdd,mean* *°end ?“ dlcga‘ ral.ly' _
tor Don Ferguson will instruct the *l,lcasl 250 P°°Plc "ere jteuuned
seminar ^ dozens wcre beaten as hundreds
For more information, contact of baton-wielding riot police fanned
April Goldsmith, Downtown Pro- “al across the half-mile long square.
jeu director, at 625-3425 ... Gestapo! the crowd shouted at
Neighbors near Gruene Street T*!e was, rominiscent of last
have put their heads together to >ear s mdependence anniversary.
come up with a haunted house at *hen ,housands of Czechoslovaks
1022 Carene St. on Sunday, Mott- als? lg'lor,cd a government warning
day and Tuesday from 7:30 to IO “d ^ fo,r do">ocracy at Went*.
pm slas. They also were dispersed by
Proceeds, said one neighbor, [xiiice.
will go to Girls Scouts.. , Guy streets and most badges across
the Vltava nver that runs through
The Senior Citizens’ Center in P^gue WCfe seale<1 off as sporadic
conjunction with Comal County demonstrations continued. Sirens
to 8TAMMTISCH, Pag* 2A Sa* RALLY, Paga 2AWhat a face
Winners in the pumpkin carving contest sponsored by the Downtown Association were chosen Saturday morning following judging at Main Plaza In front are Gary Billeva and daughter Gina with Senor Pumpkin and Matthew Shipley with Batman Pumpkin. The two entries tied for third place. Top winners, in back, are Christy Williams with Cat Pumpkin, second place, and Thomas Robbins with Meltin’ Jack, first place. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
of whom won to clinch the 10-8 win.
The Unicorns, leading 8-7, clinched a trip to state when Goldman won her match and Bartram, down a set, won the second set to guarantee New Braunfels the win in the event of a tiebreaker.
All the matches up to that point had been straight-set victories. In case of a tie, the number of sets won is the first tiebreaker. But Bartram came back to
w in his match, making it a moot point.
Bartram said die New Braunfels fan support sparked his comeback.
“In the first set, I didn’t have anybody supporting me,” he said. “In the second and third, everybody came over. I was inspired.’’
Goldman agreed, adding that the importance of her match also gave her a lift.
“I had no idea (what the score was).
I asked our coach (Susan Citek), ‘Have we won yet?,’ and she kind of stuttered and said we needed matches," she said. “Our team and all the parents really helped a lot. We really came together as a team today."
The team effort and support was high on the long list of things Coach David Mueller liked about the meet.
“They lifted some of these games up,” he said. ‘‘I couldn’t be more
pleased with the way they’ve done that."
Neither Goldman nor Bartram played at the district meet. Both were alternates, winning challenge matches during the week. Bartram is a doubles specialist, and Goldman, who Mueller believed was a little burned out on tennis, had to be talked into rejoining
See TENNIS, Page 14A
Sandinistas to break 19-month cease-fire
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — President Daniel Ortega said anew today that Nicaragua’s Sandinista government will break a 19-month cease-fire with U.S.-backed Contra guerrillas, but he refused to say when.
“I don’t want to abuse the hospitality of Costa Rica and so the date on which the cease-fire will be suspended will be announced in Nicaragua,” he told a news conference.
The leader of Nicaragua’s leftist government added, however, that he would keep observing the cease-fire if the United States decided to “take the money it gives to the counterrevolutionaries and gives it instead to the United Nations so that it can be used to demobilize the rebels inside and outside of Nicaragua.”
Ortega had shocked a hemispheric meeting on peace and democracy Friday by saying the cease-fire could not hold because of stepped up attacks by rebel guerrillas. He made the announcement in a speech at the University of Costa Rica.
President Bush, at a news conference, called it "a shameful blow to democracy” if Ortega docs end the cease-fire and renew hostilities. He called Ortega "this little man ... in a military uniform” and criticized Ortega’s conduct at the hemispheric meeting on democracy.
The cease-fire has been extended on a monthly basis since March 23, 1988, with die latest extension run-
So CONTRAS, Page 2A
Six Americans seized in Mozambique capital
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Government soldiers seized six members of an American medical team and two South African colleagues and held them at a military compound in northern Mozambique, U.S. officials said Saturday.
In Carlsbad, Calif., David Courson, president of the Carlsbad-based Christian Emergency Relief, said late Saturday that all eight had been flown to the capital of Maputo.
He reported information received from Mozambique saying the eight
had been held at a military outpost at Tete, near the border, and were flown 290 miles south to Maputo. He said U.S. Ambassador Melissa Wells was to meet with them there Sunday morning.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Anita Stockman said in Washington thai American authorities were told the eight were still in the custody of Mozambican soldiers and were being transported to Maputo.
So AMERICANS, Fag* 2A