New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Canyon bounces Smithson Valley to earn runner-up spot in District 28-4A volley/ball. See PageWurstfest 1995Learn all about this year’s event in our special Wurstfest supplement inside!K-9 officers try to be top dogSee story and photos on Page Bl.
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.34 Ohio St.... .24 Iowa.........
Texas A&M...............31 Baylor.
Texas Tech...............34 Rice.
New Mexico................7 SMU.
.56 Notre Dame..............20
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Duane Williams, Doris Bueche, Kay Link Bonner, Cheryl Rothe (21 years), Edda Buchner, Kathy Noble (Oct. 30), Daun Noble (Oct. 31), Gus JR.H. Feltner Jr., Alan Schwind (6 years), and Russell N. Bad-ing.
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Don't forget, you should have set your clocks back one hour Saturday night.
Ducks Unlimited banquet tickets sold out
Tickets for the Nov. 14 Ducks Unlimited banquet have sold out. The proceeds from the event and its associated auction and raffle activities help preserve wetlands habitat essential to the preservation of more than 600 wildlife species, including ducks, geese and endangered species like the whooping crane and bald eagle.
Factory Stores sidewalk sale to feature entertainment
A tent and sidewalk sale presented by the New Braunfels Factory Stores Nov 4 and 5 will feature live Wurstfest entertainment. Special tent sale hours are Saturday, 9 a rn. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a m to 5 p m
Hospice hosts memorial service
Hospice New Braunfels invites the public to attend its 10th annual memorial service today at 2 p m at First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio St This commemorative service will be held in the spirit of thanksgiving and celebration to honor the lives of Hospice patients who have died.
Jaycees host haunted house
The Jaycees will have a haunted house and carnival today from 11 a.rn to 5 p.m. and Oct 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the New Braunfels Factory Stores to benefit Toys for Tots
Get in the spirit
Get into the mood of Halloween by enjoying the comedy, ‘ Blithe Spirit” Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1 and 2 at 7 30 p.m. at the New Braunfels High School cafetorium.
The one-hour performance costs just $2 for students and $3 for adults
On Oct. 30 and 31 get an added treat if you come early with the short spoof on 'Dracula” call ' Seven Wives of Dracula" at 7 p.m.
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66 Pages in four sections ■ Sunday, October 29, 1995 Serving Comal County and the surrounding area ■ Home of DUANE WILLIAMS
Vol. 143, No. 250
Burglary suspects nabbed on train
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Good luck, a quick-thinking witness, and swift-acting Sheriff s deputies combined Thursday evening to nab two burglary suspects just hours after they allegedly burgled a Comal County home.
David Perkins, son of the home owner, saw two Hispanic males running away from his house as he was coming home at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, said Chief Sheriff s Deputy Ellwood Hoherz.
Young witness, local deputies instrumental in arrests by INS officers in Lockhart
The two were running toward the railroad tracks.
Perkins called the Sheriff s Department. “Deputy Sheriff Ronnie Womack immediately called the dispatcher and they called the railroad,” Hoherz said.
Lockhart police and Immigration and Naturalization Service officers stopped the train at about 8:10. They found IO Hispanic males trespassing on the train, Hoherz said.
“Two of them were wearing some of the stolen property — a baseball cap and tennis shoes.” he
Womack beat a quick path to Lockhart and got there about an hour later.
The two were arraigned, magistrated, and booked into jail.
Cruz Edgar Moreno-Gaytan and Julio Palo-mo-Moreno. both 18 from Monterrey, Mexico, were charged with burglary.
This kind of quick help from the public is instrumental in soh ing crimes, Hoherz said.
“You have to praise Ronnie Womack for seeing that the train was intercepted.” he said.
Norma Kruaaar riamantirv School itudanti In Day” Friday during Rad Ribbon Waak.
Heratd-Zvtung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
during their “Socks Oft For Drugs
Speed lab seized at apartment on Linde
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
A local methamphetamine lab is out of business, thanks to Comal County Narcotics officers and the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force.
Undercover officers bought about 3 4 ounce of alleged methamphetamine from Debra Josephine Welch in the Wal-Mart parking lot at about 9 p in Friday, Sheriff Jack Bremer said.
“At the same time officers were searching her apartment in the 1000 block of Linde.” Bremer said. Officers found a methamphetamine lab at the apartment.
The speed produced in Welch's lab w as allegedly sold to local dealers and users.
“It was the new red phosphorus type of speed, which doesn’t give out an odor when it's produced like older methods did," he said, so labs are harder for law enforcement to detect.
Officers seized more than three grams of alleged methamphetamine from the apartment. They also seized ingredients to make about SI 00.000 worth of speed,
lab equipment, protective masks and other paraphernalia.
Making methamphetamine is a dangerous procedure, let alone using speed made by an amateur. Bremer said. “Even when the pros do it. it's danger-
‘Just the waste from a lab like that is toxic.’
— Sheriff Jack Bremer
ous," he said. "Just the waste from z lab like that is toxic.”
Welch, 37, was charged with three offenses: delivery of methamphetamine (four to 200 grams); possession of methamphetamine (zero to four grams); and manufacture with intent to distribute methamphetamine (four to 200 grams).
Welch was housed in the Comal County Jail at press time. Bond for the three offenses adds up to SSO,OOO.
Officials are obtaining more arrest warrants for other members of the methamphetamine operation, which extended into Guadalupe C ounty.
Sts. Peter & Paul Carnival dedicated to ill student
By MELANIE GERIK
A fund has been established to help the family of a Sts. Peter and Paul seventh-grader with leukemia pay for his medical expenses.
.The school's carnival today will be dedicated in his honor, with a portion of the carnival’s
profits to be donated to Charles Luna, who was diagnosed w ith acute lymphocytic leukemia in September.
A blood drive at the school Wednesday netted 77 units of blood, said Nonna Miller, pnncipal of the school. Blood donors included teachers, parents, graduates of the school and community members. Miller said one person told her he
donated blood because he shared the same last name with Luna, although they were not related.
Miller said profits from past carnivals have been used to pay for improvements to the school, such as new computers. But this year. “things are looking st) healthy nght now, so we might be able to give a large donation to the fund,” Miller said.
Other donations can be made to the C harles
Luna Fund at First Commercial Bank at 654 [.anda St.
The carnival starts at 8:30 a.m. w ith registration for the 5K run. Throughout the day, children can enter in balance and limbo contests while their parents hid for items in the silent and regular auctions. The festival ends at 5 p.m. with a ruffle drawing for a truck.
EAA shackled once again
By DENISE DZIUK
Atter a week of testimony. District Judge Mickey Pennington ordered a permanent injunction against the Edwards Aquifer Authority, saying the attempt to limit pumping violates property nghts and is unconstitutional, said Steve Rogers, attorney for the EAA
“Unfortunately, the intentions of the legislature were once again frustrated by the efforts of special interest groups,” said Rogers.
Pennington ruled in favor of irrigating fanners in Medina County, who are arguing that limiting pumping rights of water under their property is unconstitutional. The EAA, which would have the power to enforce pumping limits, was supposed to take ov er regulation of the Edw ards Aquifer on Aug. 28, replacing the Edwards Underground Water District. However, the Medina County Groundwater Conservation District tiled suit to stop the EAA from taking office.
Rogers said the next step in the legal
battle to create regional management over the aquifer is a direct appeal at the Texas Supreme Court level. He said if the case goes the normal route, it could possibly take until late next year tor the case to be settled.
“We will ultimately win this ease The question is how much will we lose and how much damage will be done in the meantime,” he said.
Rogers said the injunction, which Pennington is to tile Nov. 13, leaves the aquifer without regional management. He said this also means the aquifer is vulnerable to federal control, and “we don’t want that to happen.” He said this would put even tighter controls on the aquifer, and local control would be lost.
Doug Miller, a Comal C ounty representative on the LAA, said he was disappointed by the ruling, but not surprised.
He said the ruling against the EAA was somewhat expected “from a judge that’s elected by one of the parties.” However, he said the ruling is bad news for people in the area, and their water.
H0r»ld Zertuna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Megan Kaiser gats fingerprinted by the New Braunfels Police Department Saturday et Target The event wee part of the KkfCere program end wee hosted by PARE end the local Crime Stoppers.
Woman killed walking along frontage road
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
A Lockhart woman is dead after being hit by a ear on the Interstate 35 frontage road early yesterday morning Barbara Music Kitts. 24, was walking south along the west frontage road near Ruekle Road at about 12:30 a.m. yesterday, according to New Braunfels Police reports She was struck b> a ear driven by a 16-year-old w oman from Marion Kitts was pronounced dead at the scene by Diana G. Campos, Justice of the Peace Precinct I.
The dnver and a 15-year-old passenger were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital for treatment, NBPD reports said.
The accident is still under investigation by NBPD Lieutenant John Wommack.Readers sound off on Medicare proposals. See The Survey Says, Page 4A.