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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 18, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410    M053 MICROPLEX TNC. MI I C H W 0 Mi B L E p n. BOX 45436 r I All LAS i TX 75245I 0/22/35 Area residents protest Local annexation plans See Page 2A Comal River........... 230 cfs (same) . Canyon inflow.......162    cfs (down 20) WO ter Canyon outflow....... 224 cfs (down 1) Watch Edwards Aquifer ....... 623.98 (up .02) Canyon Lake level .... 908.13 (down .03) Comal County Fair County parade scheduled See below New Braunfels Herald New Braunfels. Texas Wednesday September 18, 1985 25 Cents 32 Pages 3 Sections lf SUF K RtF WALDT HERALD ZEHRUNG Rudy Reimer is sworn in Reimer sworn in as trustee Trustee Kudy Renner, attending his first board meeting Tuesday as representative of District 5, took the oath of office and made his presence felt with a few pointed questions. In a motion to pay the contractors, Reimer caught a discrepancy in figures between the memorandum that explained what was to be paid to the four contractors and the figures in the actual motion. The difference turned out to be a clerical error. In other business dealing with construction matters, trustees agreed    to    hire    Charles    B. VU Kerrall Jr., a civil engineer, as construction supervisor. “We    will have    eight    con struction projects going at the same time with six different contractors. We need someone to ride herd    on all    of this,” Superintendent Charles Brad-berry    explained    after    the meeting. “The architects can inspect things on a weekly basis, but wtth need this much going jn we someone inspecting daily.” The board had discussed hiring a construction supervisor before any building began, but decided to allow Bradberry to fulfill that function until school started. The superintendent also mentioned the present lawsuit the school district has had to file to get $8,000 in damages from a previous construction project on New Braunfels Middle School. "An architect’s firm simply can’t be here enough to guarantee the job is being done right when you have this much going on,” Bradberry said, and also mentioned Comal ISI) and Seguin ISD were also looking for someone to fill a similar position. McKerraii’s salary is still in negotiation, but Bradberry said the very most that would be paid would be $2,(KM) per month. The contract with McKerrail will last only four-five months See NBISI), Page 12A Area can cope with toxic spill By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer If a hazardous material spilled onto a highway, a railroad track, or a river here as recently happened in San Antonio, there would be many qualified people to handle the dangerous situation. Some emergency plans already are in effect, while many departments are continually working on improving employees’ ability to work with hazardous or toxic materials. "We’re proud of our hazardous-material plan,” said Herb Syring, emergency management coordinator for the City of New Braunfels and Comal County. “We feel comfortable that if it occurred in our community today, we could handle it.” For the past several months, Syring’s civil defense crews have been working with the Alamo Area Council of Governments on a regional hazardous material plan. And when that document is completed, it will be integrated into the plan already in effect for Comal County. Attention is focused this week n the handling of hazardous material after a Southern Pacific train derailment near San Antonio spilled about 50,000 gallons of sulfuric acid into the Medina River Although the Southern Pacific railroad does not run through Comal County, there are two rail systems here The routes of the Missouri-Pacific and M-K-T railroads cut through downtown New Braunfels and across Comal County, but do not come near the recharge zone of the Edwards Aquifer. However. Edwards officials do have an emergency spill response program Their program involves having a representative on the scene See SPI! I S. Page 12A Two women arrested for robbery By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Two young women were arrested for aggravated robbery after allegedly taking money at knife point in two separate incidents. Mary Jane Fuentes, 19, and Amalie “Molly” Carrasco, 22, both of 107 Rosedale, were arraigned before County Court-at-I^aw Judge Charles Blackley. Both remain in custody, Fuentes on $5,500 bond and Carrasco on $4,500 bond. The first incident occurred about I a.m. Monday. Jose Zhimn, 27, a custodian, called police to a convenience store after he had allegedly been robbed, Officer Pete Villarreal with New Braunfels Police Department wrote in his report. “He was threatened at knife point by these two females to give over his car keys,” said Detective Mario Guerrero who is investigating the incidents. "Then they drove him to an unknown location and demanded money. When he told them he had none, they made him give them his address.” The women then drove to Zhinin's house and ransacked it, reports said. They allegedly took $36 they found at the home and drove Zhinin back t< New Braunfels to a convenience store, police said. “When the girls went inside. Zhinin got out, disconnected a battery cable and got away,” Guerrero said The police got a good description of the two women and were looking for them, but had not found them until a second incident was reported Tuesday about 2 p.m. The i rt on the Tuesday incident was not available by press time today Guerrero said the incidents were c • un<ier investigation. Blank, county's'Father of Conservation' dies Herman Blank, known as the father of soil conservation in Comal County, died Sept. 16. A well-known area rancher, he served on the Comal-Hays-Guadalupe Soil and Water Conservation District board of directors for 44 years Blank had received state-wide recognition for his leadership in the field of soil and water conserva Hon. He was one of the first supervisors appointed to the board by Gov Coke Stevenson in 1941. Blank served as chairman of the board for 39 years. He was selected as the Outstanding District Supervisor in Texas in 1959 and was named Outstanding Conservationist by the regional district in 1967. Of the district’s many programs, Blank was especially interested in flood control and conservation education. He was instrumental in getting a bond issue passed which provided funds for flood control structures in the county. He served on the Texas Governor’s Committee to help guide the state’s soil and water conservation programs. Blank’s friends said that he was dedicated to the conservation of this country’s natural resources and he practiced conservation on his own ranch near Bracken. In 1947, Blank began working with Southwest Texas State College in its teacher training. Working with Dr T R Buie, head of the Agriculture Department, Blank was instrumental in getting more conservation education into the curriculum of the college and the public schools of Texas. When the State Assoc I a tin of SCD supervisors organized an education committee, Blank was one of its first members. Blank also served as consultant to Comal, Hays, guadalupe, I a Id well, Travis. Blanco and Bastrop r unty schools, the Soil Conservation Districts and fanners in the area in a stuy program to provide ideal conservation demonstrations for the public schools of the area He was elected to the Producer’s Co-op’s first board of directors in 1944 and served on thhe board for 32 years. After working for the formation of the city of Garden Ridge. Blank was elected to the first city council He served as an alderman from 1972 to 1979. Blank took part in the creation of the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department and served on the board of directors for 1. years. Blank served on the Texas Governor’s Committee to help guide the direction of state soil anti water See BLANK. Page UA Herman Blank Kidnapped hostage released from Lebanon WASHINGTON (APi - The Rev. Benjamin Weir, one of seven Americans kidnapped in Beirut, has been released, the Presbyterian Church said today. The church’s annoucement said the information about Weir’s release came from his wife, Carol Weir. Mrs. Weir wasn’t immediately available to amplify on the church’s statement. We can now confirm that he is released and we have no further information,” said Dale Williams of the church's New York office Weir, 61, a Presbyterian missionary, was kidnapped in Beirut on May 8, 1984 He had been held the longest of any of the seven Americans. Ms. Williams did not say how Mrs Weir had received the information on her husband. She said further details were expected soon White House spokesmen, both in Washington and traveling with President Reagan to a speech in New Hampshire, refused comment on the report, saying that they would Plans for Comal Fair parade are announced An action-packed parade will highlight the 92nd annual Comal County Fair, Sept. 25 29 Deadline for all cr.tries rn the parade will be noon Thursday, For information, contact Brad and Sue Herbelin, parade co-chairmen. The route will be on San Antonio Street beginning at HEB Food Store and ending at Prince Solms Park The parade, which begins at IO a.m. Sept. 27, will be full of entertainment, including the clogging Startzville Stompers, Hill Country Clowns from Kerrville, and the Alamo Wing of the Confederate Air Force. Honorary parade marshall this year is 1985 America Junior Miss Valerie lawrence, who will be joined by parade marshall Comal County Sheriff Walter Fellers. Canyon High School’s band is the honorary band for the parade; while the Fort Sam Houston 5th Army Band also will play for the crowds. Bobbie Ray Tate, 1985 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Queen, will be part of the parade, and the Confederate Air Force troops will fly their planes over the parade route between 9 40 and IO a.in. The CAF also will drive jeeps through the parade. lambda Psi Sorority will be driving a 1976 Corvette carrying New Braunfels Junior Miss for 1985 Mary Anna Cunningham. The National Guard of New Braunfels will have its Howitzer M109 tank at the parade. And, the clogging Starkville Stompers will hoof their way down the street on the back of a flatbed trailer. Kids will enjoy seeing the Pink Panther, who will be riding in a convertible with representatives of a local insurance company. There are more than 27 local and commercial entries for the parade, while the Hochheim Prairie Farm Mutual Insurance Co. will have a float paying tribute to the Texas Sesquicentennial. Other floats will be provided by Fort Sam Houston, Kelly Air Force Base and Randolph Air Force Base, carrying Miss Randolph 1985 1st Ct. Sherry Bonnier, who is an instructor pilot in the T-38. Representatives from area fairs and festivals are bringing the Gillespie County Fair float, the Luling Watermelon Thump float with Thump Queen Miss Ray Hendricks, Austin Aqua Festival, Buccaneer Days Celebration from Corpus Christi, and the IVernia Bluebonnet Festival, with Miss I .a Vernia 1985 Angela Brysch. Comfort’s Chamber of Commerce float, which features a rotating water wheel and footbridge, will carry Miss Comfort Dawn Green, princess Dana Beorner, and duchess Dawn Sand-ford. Chisholm Trail Roundup Queen Shannon Nejtek will grace the Dx*khart Chamber of Commerce float; Stonewall Chamber of Commerce is bringing Queen Wendy Jenschke and duchesses Kelly Kother and Toy Broach; while Yorktown Chamber of Commerce will bring its float. I.oca1 school bands will perform and more than 20 school organizations are entered in the parade. More than 30 local organizations are entered. This year, the Comal County See PARADE, Page 12A neither confirm nor deny it Asked how Mrs. Weir could Ik* reached and how she learned of her husband’s release. Ms. Williams replied, "She cannot be reached and I can’t answer that < how she got her information i until I find out myself Ms. Williams said the church offices were “the best place for information” on Wen-On Sunday, an anonymous caller to the Reuters news agency in Beirut said that Weir had been freed Saturday. Peggy Say, sister of another kidnapped American, Associated Press Chief Middle East Correspondent Terry Anderson, said a State Department official told her W **ir had been released and had spent the weekend with his family in Norfolk She said Robert Oakley, who heads the State Department’s office fighting terrorism, told her Reagan would announce Wen'- release at noon today Mr. Oakley -aid Ben’- release was a positive sign for the others." said Mrs Say, who has lieen rn the forefront of efforts to tree the Americans. The other missing Amennans and the datesmthey were kidnapped are: William Buckley. *6. I S Em-bass political officer. March 16,1984; Pete! Killen i 60 a do anan at the \ine> can ! nivet tty >t Beirut, Dec 3,1984: the Rev l awrence Jerico, >0, a Roman Catholic priest, Jan 8,1985: David Jacobsen, 54, director of the American University hospital, Max 28.1985. and Thomas Sutherland. 53, dean of agriculture at the university, June 9. 1985 Inside Today s weather Cloudy conditions with a 20 percent chance of rain continue through today. The (ugh will lie near 90 degrees with the low at 75 degrees Tuesday’s high was 92 degrees and today’s low was 73 degrees, Don t forget Voters planning to vote in the Dot. 19 city bond election must be registered to vote no later than Thursday. Voter registration can be done at the City Tax Office on Loop 337, CLASSirir-D 8 11B COMICS^ 2C CROSSWORD 6C OC AR ABBY 4B DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT 1C FOOD 1 4B HOROSCOPE 6C OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 8, 9A 8, 12B STOCKS 12A WEATHER 2A Seafood recipes are shared by island families, see Page 1B ;

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