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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 4, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410    M053    10/22/85 MICROPLE X INC. MITCH WOMBLE P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS, TX 75245 Schertz Council Area eyes annexation See Page 2A Water Watch Comal River.......... 208    cfs    (down    3) Canyon inflow.......107    cfs    (down    16) Canyon outflow 143 cfs (down 52) Edwards Aquifer  623 53 (down .09) Canyon Lake level ...... 907    94    (up    .83) Rioting continues World in South Africa See Page 15A New Braunfels man killed in TDC By staff and wire reports AUSTIN — One of the four inmates killed in Texas prisons over the Labor Day weekend was a 22-year-old New Braunfels resident. Ramon Delgado, a New Braunfels native, was stabbed three times Monday at the Ramsey II Unit near Rosharon. TDC spokesman Charles Brown said Delgado died about 8 p.m. Monday following the stabbing. In the wake of the four deaths nearly a quarter of Texas prisons’ inmates are locked in their cells while authorities launch exhaustive weapons searches, authorities say. Tuesday’s lockdown was an “outgrowth of the bad weekend,” Texas epartment of Corrections spokesman Phil Guthrie said, adding that the TDC is evaluating thousands of prisoners to determine whether their freedom should be curtailed. Although the total number of stabbings has decreased over last year, 22 inmates have died at the hands of other prisoners in the last eight months, compared with 25 in all of 1984, he said. Guthrie said all inmates were confined to their cells at the Ellis I, Ellis II, Ramsey II and Clemens units, where the four stabbing deaths occurred, to begin a weapons search. In addition, he said, the department confined an additional 2,000 inmates in “close custody” wings at eight other units. About 9,000 of the 38,000 inmates in the nation’s second-largest prison system were confined to their cells in Tuesday’s lockdown. Normally, about 1,800 prisoners are locked in their cells. “For the great bulk of those people, that’s a temporary condition,” Guthrie said. “We plan to gradually unlock them over the next three to five days.” Guthrie said TDC officials plan to ask a federal court to limit provisions of the prison reform lawsuit that allow inmates to write to prisoners in other units arid to contact fellow inmates for legal assistance. He said officials believe inmates are using letters and visits to discuss legal issues as a cover to set up gang killings and other “various nefarious activities.” While prison officials have found no direct link between the four killings, Guthrie said the prison system will examine “all known and suspected gang members” in an effort to reduce gang-related violence. Services for Delgado will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Don Murray officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 7 p m. today at the funeral home. Delgado was born May 12, 1963 in New Braunfels. He was a laborer He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Survivors include his father and mother Martin Delgado and Rebecca (nee ('antu) Delgado, both of New Braunfels; six sisters, Ymelda Benavides, Rachel Castineja. Rosa Martinez. Alma Delgado and Marisol Garcia, all of New Braunfels and Maria Rebecca Buliam of louisiana; and six brothers, Martin Delgado Jr. and Carlos Delgado, both of Austin, Felipe Delgado of Cotulla and Juan Delgado, Joe Delgado and Gerardo Delgado, all of New Braunfels. Back to School New ideas for packing school lunches, see Page 1B New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels. Texas Vol. 94 No. 175 Wednesday September 4, 1985 25 Cents 26 Pages 2 Sections$11.6 million bond package may goto voters By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer New Braunfels City Council will present the voters with a bond issue Schertz murder arrests made By SARAH DUKE Staff writer Two Cibolo men are in the Bexar County jail today charged with the murder of Michael David Thorn-brough of Schertz. James R. Bradley, 20, and David Paul Hewitt, 22, were arrested Tuesday afternoon by Guadalupe County sheriff’s deputies in Cibolo. Thornbrough’s body was found Saturday near Cibolo Creek in northeast Bexar County at PMX) Lower Seguin Road. Bexar County investigators said the body had been at the scene about three days. The 24-year-old Schertz man had been shot iii the upper right shoulder and in the See MURDER, Page ISA Woman's body found By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A 72-year-old New Braunfels woman became an apparent suicide victim Monday. Her body was found inside her parked car in her garage. The car’s engine had been left on, and both front car windows were open. Lydia Heideman of 1514 Kraft I .ane was pronounced dead at McKenna Memorial Hospital at IO:43 a.m. Monday. The police report indicated the woman was attempting suicide by breathing exhaust fumes of her 1977 Chevrolet. She also left two notes about dying, and was reportedly depressed over her husband’s death. As of presstime today, Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger was not available to give his official ruling in the Heideman death. Attempted suicide Police also responded to an attempted suicide call Monday, involving a 17-year-old waitress in the 600 block of North Houston Street. She told police she had taken 18 Notrin (400 mgs) pills. She was transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital, where the police report indicated her stomach was pumped out. See BODY, Page 16A proposal of about $11.6 million next month — the first such election since 1968 Included in the package is $2.56 million for public building inl ay DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Comal ISD trustees took a record vote on a proposed $1,046 tax rate Tuesday night, and set formal approval for 7 p.m. Sept 18 at Smithson By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer As long as the bridge is there, people will continue to use it. So in an effort to control the people who do use the Gruene Crossing bridge, the New Braunfels Rivers Advisory Board Tuesday night agreed on several recommendations for short- and long-term projects. Among the short-term solutions — a no-parking zone on Gruene Road near the bridge, signs along the road warning of the parking ban, and money budgeted to pay for police enforcement. provements, $3.96 million for street improvements, and $2.50 million for drainage system improvements. Also included are proposals for $1.87 million for parks im- Valley Highschool. Board president l^eroy Goodson and trustees Tom Potter, Carter Casteel, Bill Hays, I,ee Ikels and Clay George voted for the tax increase. Trustee Erwin Lehmann has not Long-term suggestions include provision of a city-owned entrance to the river and a foot bridge along the Gruene bridge The ultimate answer, the group decided, would be to construct a new bridge that is high enough for anything to go under and too high for anyone to reach down and try to pull people out of the water. But, that expense is a long way off, the group said. After watching a video tape and slide presentation showing the dangers at Gruene Crossing during times of high water flow — 800 cubic feet per second and higher — the provements, $139,000 for golf course improvements, and about $600,000 for a bubble over the Olympic pool. Council held a Tuesday night workshop to determine which items been to a board meeting since June. A public hearing on the 21-cent tax increase will be at Frazier Elementary on Sept. 12, beginning at 7 30 p.m. Formal approval will come at 7 p.m. Sept. 18, followed by the board’s advisory board talked about controls of the bridge traffic The tape showed tubers crashing into the bridge then being sucked under the bridge. The slides also illustrated the high number of pedestrian traffic on the bridge and the back-up of car traffic. “We can control the traffic. We can’t control the people,” said New Braunfels Police Chief Burney Boeck, who suggested blocking the bridge to traffic during times of high water. “Barricade that bridge over the See GRU ENE, Page 16A to include on the proposal. “It is very important that we come out of here this evening with the bottom line amount,” said City Manager Joe Michie. “This is the regular meeting at 7 :30 p.m. The $1 046 proposal represents an 8 percent increase over CTSD's current tax rate of 83.7 cents per $100 valuation. See TAX HIKE. Page 16A Inside Today's Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and hot today, fair tonight and partly cloudy Thursday morning. The high today will be near IOO, with a low tonight in the mid-70s and a high on Thursday in the upper-908. Winds will be southeasterly near 15 miles per hour today and Thursday, decreasing to 10-15 mph tonight Community Fund The Comal County Community Fund held its kick off ceremonies Tuesday Fund chairman Stan night that we must make some decisions. “It’s breathing down the back of my neck," lie said. “I think Oct. 19 all of the time." Council has decided on that date for the election Mayor Barbara Tieken told the group that issuance of bonds is necessary because of the extensive amount of improvements needeo throughout the city. There are no short-term popular solutions to longterm hard decisions we are faced with,” she said. “Some of our solutions...are carrying a high price tag. “We can't have a major street overlay progia n for $800,000 without bond money, we cannot change Cypress Bend park from an unutilized area...to a very diversified park without bond money,” she said “We cannot correct drainage problems that threaten life and limb and property without bond money and we can’t have a new fire station at the elementary school without bond money .” The city’s financial advisor now will take the recommended proposals See BONDS, Page 16A Reimer named NB/SD trustee Rudy Reimer is back on the board of the New Braunfels Independent School District after taking a year off The board appointed Reimer to fill the vacancy created by Margy Waldrip w hen she resigned to take a teaching position w ith NBISD. “I like to finish things I start,” Reimer said, “and since we were in the middle of this new building project I thought I would get back on the board and help finish it.” Reimer will serve until April 1987 He was first elected to the board in 1974 and served until April 1984 when he decided not to run for re-election because he had moved out of his See REIMER. Page 16A Cunningham says fund officials want to raise $125,(IOO this year See Page 2A CLASSIFIED 6 9B COMICS 12A CROSSWORD 3A DEAR ABBY 6B DEATHS JA ENTERT AINMENT 3B HOROSCOPE 6B KALEIDOSCOPE I 2B OPINIONS 4A SPORTS HUA Up DfeviClark hfbi in the air Cary Taylor of Dallas, an employee of Waldrum Signs Inc, of    merce Bank A ladder truck was used to get the workers up ?o Irving, installs the new sign on the Plaza side of Texas Com    the sign for installation. CISD tentatively OK's 21-cent tax hike Gruene low water bridge problem studied ;

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