New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 5, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Bush to unveil program to battle drugs in U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush, issuing an anti-drug battle cry, tonight will urge a crackdown on drug users and ask Americans to join a $7.8 billion war on narcotics whose funding source he has yet to
See Page 3More U.S. military aid on its way to Colombia
MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — More U.S. military aid was on its way today to bolster the government in its fight against drug gangs, which have battled back with bombings and are blamed for a bloody attack at Medellin’s airport.
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Young Unicorn team full of potential
4io M tu/° consccut,ve trips to the state finals attest,
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Vol. 137, No. 212
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
Judge kicks off
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re-election bid with questions
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
County Court-At-Law Judge Ronald J. Prichard is preparing for his re-election campaign and one of his first campaign issues is expected to center around why County Judge Fred Clark requested the court-at-law judge’s salary be raised for 1990.
“I did not ask for that (raise),” Prichard said. ‘‘Were it to happen I would give it back to the taxpayers.”
During this year’s budget process Prichard said he requested a 6 percent cost-of-living raise for his position bringing the salary to $53,825. Clark
recommended the salary be raised to $62,500. Commissioners Court selected Prichard’s request.
“I know he intends to run for my job,” Prichard said Friday. “I was told this by very reliable sources in the Republican Party.”
Clark, who can’t discuss his political future because of state law, said he was attempting to bring the county court-at-law salary closer to that of district judges since the duties are similar.
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Temperatures are expected to break another record today with J •
the high reaching IOO degrees. 11 C|1
But there is a chance for isolated JU U.MUMO showers and thundershowers late this afternoon and into the night. % -rn
The overnight low will be 74 M^M 17 (CJ I I
degrees. It will be slightly cooler rn J M V-l\ S ULM
on Wednesday with an increasing M JU”
chance for showers. The high will
be 95 degrees and the low will By MARGARET EDMONSON
be 75 degrees. Stf£ W[iu®Kr n . .
The Labor Day weekend was not as
Inside: ^ sluggish as some river outfitters might
CLASSIFIED.............................8-10 h£Ve expected, according to Donna
COMICS.........................................6 Krqeger, secretary of the Guadalupe
CROSSWORD...............................3 River Organization.
DEAR ABBY.................................5 ‘‘It was a lot better than we thought
HOROSCOPE................................ 5 (it would be)/’ Krueger said Tuesday.
SPORTS......................................7-8 ‘‘Most everybody was happy and had
TV LISTINGS...........................,..-.4 a good time.”
WEATHER..................;..................2 The river outfitters got a Labor Day
surprise on Friday when the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority increased the outflow from Canyon
Because of necessary connec- 10 80fcubic fccl ^ sc“nd ~ ■"
(ions to (he new Mesquite water increase of appraxtmately 30 cfs.
line by New Braunfels Utilities, 1 NW sec water out
the following location will be out U,c'e’ Krueger satd.
of water for ^proximately three Kruc8er ^0f.said ,ouf‘sls ?*«
hours begging at <) a m. on ci*n“cm* fld rsftm* 85 wel1 85 lubl"S
Sept. 6 L Gardenia between Mcs- 8»^wn the river.
quite and Suntan Circle including Becausc of 8 Fnday drownln* *n
Residents in this area should take necessary steps to allow for their needs. New Braunfels Ulilir ties would like to apologize for tile inconvenience.
For more information, contact Wesley Hamff at 629-8419....
An American Red Cross volunteer orientation will be held Sept.
9 at 9 a.m. at the hospital classroom on Garza Street across from McKenna Memorial Hospital’s main entrance. Anyone interested in becoming a Red Cross volun-• leer may call Lola Behrens at 625.-9764 or Jim Allen at 625-3260 for more information, or leave your name and phone number at the hospital volunteer desk....
Comal County Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room at First Federal Savings and Loan Association building on Main Plaza. Speaker will be Clyde Booth of Doeppcnschmidt Funeral Home and the topic will be ‘‘Old cemeteries in Comal County.”
The society plans to publish a book in December listing all the old private cemeteries in Comal County and die names of the people buried there. If you know of any old cemeteries, the society would appreciate hearing about them. Society’s address is P.O.
Box 583, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-0583....
Divers find lake victim
The body of a San Antonio man was recovered late Saturday night from Canyon l^akc by a Divine four-man night diving team. The man reportedly drowned Friday afternoon.
“The diver stated the team was not looking for Hope, however discovered him in waters approximately 27-fcct deep below the (water’s surface),” said Comal County sheriffs Detective Richard Alvarez, who was on the scene when the body was recovered.
Byron Michael Hope, 28, was sailing with two other men when he left
the boat and began swimming toward die dam and then drowned in about 45-foot water, authorities said.
Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard “Curly” Smith ordered an autopsy on Hope’s body. His body was sent to Travis County Medical Examiner.
Tile team knew diere was possibly a body near the dam, but continued to practice for certification, Alvarez said. The dive team practices at the Canyon lake dam because it's deep
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Five arrested during party
Ray Villarreal of New Braunfels Utilities hoists a traffic light back into position at the intersection of San Antonio Street and Santa Clara Avenue. The light had been taken down during the recent work on the drainage system in the area. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Five New Braunfels residents were arrested Sunday night after a party at a residence on U.S. 81 got out of hand and law enforcement officials were hit with beer cans.
“The party got out of hand ... (party members began) to taunt and semi-attack the officers,” said police spokesman Martin Mayer Officers from New Braunfels Police Department, Comal County sheriff s office and die Department of
Public Safety responded lo the party, which was attended by approximately 50 people in the 26(j() block of U.S. 81, Mayer said.
Arrested were Alfred Gomez, 20. 2o28 U.S. SI and charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, and inciting a riot; Ricky Montanez, 19, 142 Water Lane, minor in possession of alcohol; Grog Facundo Jr., 20, 683
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Fatality count surpasses estimate
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
An unusually high number of accidents involving pedestrians helped push the fatality count on Texas roads during the Labor Day weekend past a Texas Department of Public Safety estimate, a spokesman said.
By mid-evening Monday, at least 35 people had been killed in accidents, DPS spokesman David Wells said, and eight of those involved pedestrians.
. Wells said the figure was higher than department statisticians anticipated for the 78-hour reporting period. The agency predicted 34 people would die between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday.
The DPS was expected to release its final total
Two freak accidents Monday afternoon pushed the fatality count past the DPS projection.
Belinda L. Miner, 24, of San Antonio was not wearing a seat belt when she died in a three-car accident on Interstate 35 near Alvarado early Monday afternoon. Wells said.
The driver of the vehicle in which Ms. Miner was a passenger fell asleep, and the southbound car flipped several times after the driver tried to regain control. The car crossed the median and struck the rear of a northbound vehicle, then rolled over the hood of another vehicle. Ms. Miner was thrown from the vehicle, and died when die car in which
she w as travelling rolled over her
John Christian Casparis. 63, of Johnson City died Monday afternoon when his own truck rolled over him after he fell getting out of the pickup, Wells said.
Casparis was driving on a county road about IO miles northwest of Dripping Springs in Have** County when several items fell out of the back of the truck. Casparis stopped on im incline, then fell as he got out of truck to retrieve the items. The truck rolled back over him.
Christopher Torres, 38, of Houston was the vic-
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Playing the Blu-$
700 acres burned in Central Texas
HENLY (AP) — A stubborn fire over 700 acres of ranch land cast of Pedemales Falls Suite Park has been brought under control after a 28- hour battle, authorities said today.
At least 80 firefighters from across Central Texas and beyond had to overcome flame, rugged terrain, 101 -degree temperatures and gusty winds.
“There is not enough people, not enough water and too much wind,” Tommy Holder, a volunteer with the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department, said Monday at the height of the fire.
The fire was brought under control by 8 p.m. Monday, but firefighters remained on die scene to douse rekindling hot spots.
No homes or other buildings were burned, and no one was injured.
Some boys playing with cigarettes near a subdivision
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Police arrest 2 after chase
Two San Antonio men were arrested early today after they reportedly stole a vehicle and attempted to break into Radio Shack, located in Courtyard Shopping Plaza.
Joseph Ofgorrio, 18, and Mario Noriega, 19, allegedly threw a brick through the window of the electronics
“An officer sauted the vehicle leaving die area thai had been suspect in some other things so he pulled in behind the vehicle and it matched die description and ti took off and a little chase ensued,” said police spokesman Martin Mayer.
After the officer stopped the Suburban, he learned the vehicle was stolen, Mayer said.
Commission plans water hearing
The Tri-County Chapter of the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society will offer three courses
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Smithson Valley’s Blu Phillips passes to a Rangerette teammate at last weekend’s Volleyfest. Smithson Valley opens district play at home against Clemens, while New Braunfels hosts Boerne and Canyon enjoys an open date against St. Gerard. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Representatives from Texas Water Commission will hear comments on proposed amendments to commission rules concerning the protection of the Edwards Aquifer in a public hearing Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Humanities and Business Building at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
According to Mark Jordan, staff attorney with the legal division of die Texas Water Commission, the proposed amendments do not regard reg
ulation of puinpagc in the Edwards Aquifer.
“The rules pertain to water quality in the aquifer and preventing pollution," Jordan said.
Some of the amendments will include the northern portion of the aquifer from Hays County to Williamson County. This northern portion also includes Travis County and the City of Austin.
Jordan will be present at the public hearing as well as Rob Conti, of
Edwards Aquifer protection unit of the Water Quality Division of TWC; Clyde Bohnfalk, director of die Water Quality Division; and Steve Musick, geologist with TWC.
Persons who have questions concerning the hearing or who wish to submit written comments prior to the hearing should contund Mark Jordan. Staff Attorney, Legal Division, Texas Water Commission, P.O. Box 13087, Capitol Station, Austin, Texas 78711, (512)463-8069.