New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
A cold front that hit the area Wednesday night likely will hold today’s high near 73 and the overnight low to about 58. Showers are a strong possibility. A slight warming, with a high near 80, is due by the weekend. In New Braunfels Wednesday, the high was 90 and the overnight low was 57. In the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. today, .01 inch of rain was the official count — but area reports varied from up to 3 inches in Fischer to 4 inches in Hays County. For weather details, see Page 2.
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Oran Koepp, Darlene Caddell, Michelle Reininger, luben Molina, Dustin Barsch, oAnn Reininger, Connie Lynn Ccnnedy and Normarie Robinson.
Belated birthday wishes to Janet Reeves.
Wishes for a happy anniversary today to David and Ellena Ramirez and Dorvin and Gerry Abr.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Business counselor
The Small Business Counselor from the University of Texas at San Antonio School of Business will be at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce office on Tuesday, Sept. 24 for his regular monthly counseling schedule. The service is offered through the Chamber’s Small Business Council each month and includes assistance to individuals in business, as well as those considering opening a business.
The sessions are confidential and appointments can be made by calling the Chamber at 625-2385. Community education
The fall session of community education classes offered by the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District begins the week of Sept. 23. The fall schedule includes classes in typing, accounting, language, gardening, quilting, floral design, dancing, crochet, acupressure, sign language and home improvement. For more information call (512) 658-1050.
Items needed Smithson Valley Silver Spurs Dance Team needs donated items f6r a rummage sale scheduled for Oct. 5 at Buy for Less in New Braunfels from 8:30 a .rn. to 4 p.m. Funds raised will be used to purchase uniforms and to put in a scholarship fund. Pick up service is available by calling (512) 964-3119or (512) 885-2348. Market to close
The New Braunfels Farmers Market will mark the close of the 1991 market season on Friday, Sept. 20. at 5 pm. at the Comal County Fairgrounds.
New Braunfels Certified Farmers Market is sponsored by the Comal County Extension Service, the Comal County Fairgrounds Association and the Texas Department of Agriculture.Interagency meeting
McKenna Memorial Hospital’s Interagency meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Finkel’s Salad Bar and Grill Restaurant in New Braunfels.Church bazaar
A bazaar, sponsored by the Church In the Valley located on Farm-to-Market 306 in Canyon City, is slated for Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 pin. Featured will be various and unusual crafts. A quilt will be auctioned and baked goods will be for sale.
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Vol. 139, No. 217StammtischGood Day
Indictments include a murder charge
By ROBERT STEWART Slaw Writer
A San Antonio man was indicted on murder charges Wednesday by a Comal County grand jury in connection with the July 2 killing of Daniel Rios, 28, of San Antonio.
Steve Lopez Stewart, 23, allegedly killed Rios by repeatedly hitting his head with the blunt end of a hatchet. The body was found near the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 306 and Hoffman Lane.
In other indictments, Consuelo Cantu, 35, of San Antonio was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, chlordiazepoxide, a muscle relaxant. Cantu was in the Comal County Jail when she was allegedly
found to be in possession of the pills.
A Canyon Lake man was indicted on two counts of indecency with a child. Berlyn Wade, 35, allegedly was involved in an incident with a 7-year-old girl, sheriff’s department officials said.
Other indictments include:
• Michael Angelo, 31, of Canyon Lake; possession of a controlled substance, marijuana.
• Rita Garza, 25, of the IOO block of S. West End; possession of a controlled substance, marijuana; possession of a controlled substance, cocaine.
• Manuel Garza, 26, of the IOO block of S. West End; possession of a controlled substance, marijuana; pos
session of a controlled substance, cocaine.
• Damn Schilling, 19, of Marion; burglary of a habitation — enhancement.
• Joseph Elley, 20, of Cibolo; burglary of a habitation.
• Patricia Olsen, 52, of Canyon Lake; prescription fraud.
• Antonio Martinez Jr., 17, of the 1500 block of Lorelei; forgery.
• Julie Kay Gonzales, 19, of Laredo; forgery by passing.
• Alice Ortiz AKA Alice Flores, 25, of the 300 block of Comal; credit card abuse.
• David Gonzales Ortiz, 38, of the 300 block of Comal; credit card abuse.
• David Morales, 20, of San Antonio; theft over 5750/under $20,000.
• Scott David Zellmer, 27, of Seguin; theft over 5750/under $20,000.
• Walter Bode, 28, of Gonzales; forgery—enhancement.
• Milton Saunders, 34, of the 1400 block of Jackson; theft over 5750/under $20,000.
• Edwin Nandin, 19, of Brady; theft over 5750/under $20,000.
• Brandon Cornell, 18, of the 1500 block of Amdt; unauthorized use of a vehicle.
• Brian Little, 17, of the I IOO block of Highway 46 South; possession of a controlled substance, LSD.
• Jose Tristan Jr., 19, of the 2500
block of W. San Antonio St.; possession of a controlled substance, cocaine; burglary of a building.
• Ernest Castilleja, 20, of the 1900 block of Stonewall; theft over 5750/under $20,000.
• Marco Aleman, 17, of the 200 block of N. Hidalgo; unauthorized use of a vehicle; burglary of a building.
• Juan Davila, 17, of the 2800 block of W. San Antonio; burglary of a building.
• Autro Ayala, 20, of San Antonio; burglary of a habitation.
• Demetro Cardenas, 17, of San Antonio; burglary of a habitation.
• Richard Keys, 28, of the 1500 block of Highway 81 E.; theft over 5750/under $20,000.Thursday—
CISD students plead for funds
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS a
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By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees heard comments from citizens about plans to increase the CISD tax rate at the annual tax hearing Wednesday night. Statements against the rate increase were matched by comments from students that the quality of education in CISD deserves to be preserved.
Tonight you have come to help us make the decisions that affect each and every one of us,” Superintendent Joe Rogers said.
Rogers encouraged patrons to write to state leaders in Austin about the unfairness of the new school funding system, under which CISD has lost $ 1.8 million in state funding.
“We’ve been dealt this situation and we have to work with it as it stands,” said Marisia Parra, a senior at Canyon High School. “If we cut out extra-curricular activities we’re cutting potential, opportunities, ... and competitiveness in the college market.”
Some at the meeting suggested cutting out extra-curricular activities like academic decathlon as a way to save money. Business Manager Abel Campos explained that only $683,042 of the near $25 million budget went for extra-curricular activities. This is about 2.7 percent of the budget.
“If you cut out extracurricular activities you are limiting the number of future taxpayers,” said Jamie Stinson, a Canyon High School senior.
Addressing the crowd gathered at Comal Independent School District’s tax rate hearing is Bob Rambo, assistant principal of Smithson Valley “We’ve already seen a lot of cuts,” Middle School. (Photo by Robert Stewart) s#«asD,Pao«2
Free cooking school tickets going quickly
By the time you read this, it may be too late.
At midmorning today, only about 250 tickets remained for the ‘Today’s Lifestyles” Cooking School sponsored by this newspaper and by a number of local and national sponsors.
The school is set for Sept. 30.
Admission to the cooking school is free.
But, because only 1,500 seats will be available, you must have a ticket to gel in.
Those tickets became available Wednesday.
“It’s amazing," said Janice Mann of the New Braur\fels Herald-Zeitung, who is coordinating arrangements for the school. “I can’t believe how quickly they’ve gone.”
If the remaining tickets have not already been picked up by the time you read this, you may obtain them at the Herald or at the Chamber of Com
A limit of six tickets may be obtained by any one person, and organizers ask that you request only the number you know you will need.
The cooking school will be in the New Braunfels Civic Center.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. so those attending may view the many displays that will be set up throughout the facility.
The cooking school itself begins at 7 p.m.
Those attending will receive free gift bags and many door prizes will be awarded.
Among special prizes to be awarded someone attending the event is a microwave oven.
But the focus of the affair will be the instructions offered by home economist Lucinda Kahny.
Each person attending will receive a copy of the 1991 “Today’s Lifestyles” cookbook.Raccoon blamed for outage
A boxed hunting knife is visible in a scattering of glass fragments after police broke a vehicle’s window to apprehend a suspect. (Photo by Robert Stewart)
Police break truck window to arrest New Braunfels man
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A New Braunfels man was arrested and charged with evading arrest just after 9 p.m. Wednesday night in the 600 block of Highway 81, in front of the Mill Store Plaza.
James Dean Mullen, 30, of the 2500 block of Katy Street allegedly drove past New Braunfels Police Department Headquarters at 111 Garden St. and shouted obscenities at a police officer who was standing behind the building. Officer Kevin Fazzone got in his vehicle and followed the man south on Casten Avenue. Mullen was allegedly driving erratically and would not pull over when police attempted to stop him using lights, siren auld public address system, said Lt. F. Roque of the New Braunfels Police Department.
Officer Terry Lange assisted Faz-zonc in slopping the silver Dodge mini-pickup but the driver refused to comply with requests that he get out of the truck or unlock the door. He continued cursing the officers and repeatedly reached under the seat, possibly reaching for a weapon, Roque said.
The officers smashed the truck’s passenger side window with a flashlight to get him out of the truck, Roque said.
A large survival knife was found under the seat, he said.
Mullen was transported by EMS to McKenna Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor cuts from the window glass.
He was released Thursday morning from the Comal County Jail on a $300 pre-set bond, officials said.
By MARK WARNKEN 8teN Writer
A power qutage caused by a racoon left about a quarter of the city without electricity for about an hour and 20 minutes early this morning.
A racoon knocked out a transformer at the Loop 337 substation al about 3:40 a.m. Thursday, said Roger Biggers, New Braunfels Utilities director of technical services. Power was restored to all areas by 5 a m. The cool weather made it much easier lo transfer the power load to other transformers, he said.
Several thousand customers primarily in the northwest part of town were without power, including Mission Oaks, areas along Highway 46 and part of the West End. The downtown, cast and north pans of town generally were unaffected, he said.
Local radio station KGNB was off the air for about 20 minutes around 3 a m., said General Manager Hal Wid-stcn, who added that NBU always makes sure the station get backs on the air quickly. The station wasn’t able to pick up one program, “America in the Morning,” which is fed by satellite during the 3 a.m. hour, he said.
NBU’s transformer does not appear to be seriously damaged and should be back on line later on Thursday after testing, Biggers said.
Officials are examining the reasons the backup generator for NBU's radio system, a victim of the power outage, failed to provide power, Biggers said. Mobile phones were pressed into service to complete the job.
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Comal County’s investments bringing in increased interest
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Through the first eight months of the fiscal year, Comal County’s investment interest is running about $16,000 above the amount budgeted for the entire year because of tighter money management procedures.
The county is budgeted to earn $464,500 through interest in 1991. From January through August, the county earned $480,889, County Treasurer Bart Bartholomew said.
By year’s end, the county should
cam another $40,000 to exceed the budget by IO percent, even though interest rates are down 2 percent from a year ago when tighter money management policies were instituted, he said.
Property taxes received at the beginning of the year first arc placed in interest-bearing savings accounts and then daily transferred by Deputy Treasurer Sheila Schuetz to government-backed securities, such
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