New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 17, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Study says savings fell after deductions cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. savings rate fell sharply after Congress slashed tax deductions for most individual retirement accounts, according to a congressional study released Saturday by Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas.
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Comal County leads District 28-4A race
Don’t look now, but the three Comal County schools lead the District 28-4A football race. Smithson Valley is 2-0 for the first time in history after ripping Floresville. Canyon edged Del Valle while New Braunfels polished off longtime-rival Seguin.
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Silent alarm trips juveniles
A silent alarm led Comal County sheriff’s department officials to a burglary in progress at Canyon Lake Saturday night.
Three Canyon Lake juveniles, one 14-year-old and two 13-ycar-olds, were captured while attempting to burglarize a residence in The Woodlands subdivision around 7 p.m. Saturday. The trio had entered the home by breaking a skylight. A silent alarm in the residence signaled the alarm company who in turn notified
the sheriff’s department.
Sgt. David Ott was dispatched to the scene where he apprehended one juvenile outside the house and two inside the residence.
“There was no time for them to get anything,” said a spokesman from the sheriff’s department.
The three juveniles have been charged with burglary of a habitation. All three have been released into the custody of their parents.
Charges filed in robbery
Bail set for pair
Two San Antonio men remain in Comal County jail facing charges of aggravated robbery after robbing a postal carrier of $2 and then firing a gun at him Thursday afternoon.
Daryl Wayne Smith, 21, and Ronald E. Wilson, 20, were escorted to Comal County jail Friday after being apprehended in Hays County on Thursday. According to Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz, Hays County sheriff’s dcparuncnt officials apprehended the two men as they attempted lo escape between Kyle and Dripping
Springs. A 16-ycar old male facing related charges was taken into custody, also.
The aggravated robbery occurred Thursday afternoon in the 1500 block of Mary Preiss Drive. According to letter carrier Martin Charles Norton, two black males approached him in an older model Oldsmobile Cutlass and asked him for the time.
One of the men then took out a chrome revolver and told the postman
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Program needs reading tutors
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
Approximatlcy 90 more community volunteers are needed to help fourth-and fifth-grade students learn to read and build their self-esteem in a reading tutorial program at Carl Schurz Elementary.
Helping One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) is based on three strategies to help students succeed: mentoring, early intervention and parental involvement.
In a report to the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees which approved the program
Right in the basket
Mary Green, a resident at Kirkwood Manor, tosses a ball into the basket during the Geri Games this week. Activities included a domino tournament, bowling tournament, games, entertainment and a picnic for residents in all the retirement centers in New Braunfels. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Most powerful hurricane since David in 1979Islands brace for Hugo
in July, Elementary Education Director Linda Schlather stated reading is an early “stepping stone for success” and that individualized attention has been proven to raise confidence and academic performance.
HOSTS involves community volunteers working one-to-one with students to improve their reading skills and their chances for success.
According lo reading teachers Linda Bingham and Vicky Krejci, community volunteers arc asked to devote one hour each week to tutoring fourth-
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Residents boarded up homes and stockpiled supplies on Saturday as Hurricane Hugo churned toward the popular resort islands of the eastern Caribbean with deadly winds of up to 140 mph.
Forecasters described Hugo as “extremely dangerous” and said it could be the most powerful hurricane to hit the region since Hurricane David in 1979. That storm killed an estimated 1,200 people in the Caribbean and Florida.
At 3 p.m. EDT, Hugo’s center was near 15.8 north latitude and 59.5 west latitude, or about 140 miles cast-southeast of Guadeloupe. It was expected to hit the French island by Saturday night, then move north toward Puerto Rico, said forecaster Martin Nelson at the National Hurricane Center near Miami.
The hurricane was moving west-northwest at 12 mph, sending showers and gusty winds to the eastern edge of the Caribbean and threatening islands over a 600-mile arc stretching from St. Lucia to Puerto Rico.
“It’s a very dangerous storm, extremely dangerous in fact,” Nelson said.
The National Weather Service in Miami issued hurricane warnings at 3 p.m. EDT for the U.S. Virgin Islands and for Puerto Rico, which previously had been on a hurricane watch. The warnings were posted from Martinique northward and westward through Puerto Rico, including
Jeremey Collymore, head of the Pan-American Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Project in Antigua, said several relief teams from the United States already were headed to the region.
die British Virgin Islands and St. Martin and surrounding islands.
Tropical storm watches for the islands of Barbados and St. Vincent were discontinued, and a warning for St. Lucia was changed to a tropical storm watch.
Forecasters said waves IO feet above normal could be expected near the eye of Hugo, and warned of heavy rain and flooding.
In Guadeloupe and Dominica, the first two islands directly in Hugo’s path, civil defense officials prepared to evacuate people to rescue shelters.
Jeremey Collymore, head of the Pan-American Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Project in Antigua, said sev-
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New Braunfels Police Department officials are investigating the traffic death of a w oman Friday evening.
According to information released Saturday night by local police, the Mississippi woman’s death is an apparent suicide.
Susan Ross, 36, was killed after she allegedly opened the passenger door and fell out of a vehicle traveling north on Interstate 35 North at Texas 46.
The incident occurred Friday at 8:27 p.m.
“No other information is available now,” said police spokesman Martin Mayer Saturday.Good day
It was a cool 60 degrees early this morning and temperatures will continue to climb throughout the
day. The high today will be around 90 degrees. The overnight low will be in the 60s and Monday’s high will be in the low 90s.
Another section of Santa Clara Street has been closed down for about two weeks for more work on die drainage project. Tile street from the railroad tracks to Eickel Street will be closed until Sept. 29....
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Now take a real big bite
Canyon High School Student Council President Austin Rich, left, tells Canyon Middle School sixth-grader Joseph Fiebrich to take a bite out of a sandwich during the Just Say No Day Friday at the middle school. The activities included a visit from inmates from Texas Department of Corrections and a performance by San Antonio Police Department's rock band Alamo City Heat. Super Saturday topped off the weekend. The lock-in featured talks by a representative of Texans' War on Drugs and an evening dance.
Handy Andy buys out market
New Braunfels residents will not be seeing die familiar IGA Foodliner sign on Interstate 35 anymore because Handy Andy Supermarkets purchased the local grocery store this week.
Handy Andy officials moved into IGA Foodliner on Tuesday at IO p.m. to remodel and move merchandise before opening the store as Handy Andy Supermarket at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Handy Andy signs took the place of IGA Foodliner signs on Friday.
“We’re maintaining the majority of the employees,” said David Salazar, vice president in charge of finance for Handy Andy Supermarkets. “Customers can expect to see rapid remodeling. They’ll see a modem deli with case presentation and upgrading of the produce area. We’ll have more competitive pricing and ... top quality meats and produce.”
Dorene DeChani serves as the new manager of the remodeled Handy Andy, which also includes a bakery and market.
“This store will partiepaie under San Antonio advertising,” she said. “The service will be excellent. Money orders are available and we sell Sea World passes at discount prices.”
Salazar explained Handy Andy Supermarkets has been interested in New Braunfels for some time.
‘*New Braunfels is a good market for Handy Andy,” he said. “We’ve been interested in the area, and the opportunity presented
IGA Foodliner credit cards are being accepted at the new Handy Andy, but the store does not take Master Card or Visa credit cards
Store Director Wayne Asher, left, and Oscar “Tater” Flores are busy changing out the IGA Foodliner signs to Handy Andy which purchased the local grocery this week.