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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 22, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas microplex inc. MITCH WOMBLE r.LL BOX 45406 BALLAS, TX 75245Community Fund aids Area 23 area agenciesSee Page 3/1 Water Watch Comal Fliver......... 238 cfs (down 4) Canyon inflow.......142 cfs (down 14) Canyon outflow ........ 224 cfs (same) Edwards Aquifer ....... 624.08 (up .02) Canyon Lake level ...    908 05 (down .01) New Braunfels Ifs Comal County County Fair time again See Page 2A Herald New Braunfels. Texas Sunday September 22,1985 50 Cents 36 Pages - 3 SectionsCounty eyes 6-cent tax hike By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Comal County Commissioners have whittled down the budget this week and will deride on the tax hike needed to cover the expenses — a 6-cent tax increase is possible, officials said. All the numbers will be refigured Monday to make sure the road department budget will total $1.9 million and the ge leral fund will add up to $5.16 million. If these are the numbers that the county will be facing, the road and bridge fund and the general fund will both need a 3 cent tax increase. adding up to a 6 cent total increase on the present tax of 30 cents per HOO valuation, County Judge Fred Clark said Friday. Commissioners plan to meet 4 p.m. Monday to pass an intent to raise the taxes by 6 cents a 20 percent increase. Cuts were made mostly in the two departments that had the largest increases: the road department and the sheriff’s department. But every department gave up something. The county engineer, Clark Mac” McCoy, was asked to prioritize the $474,633 in new equipment which the commissioners plan to cut substantially Monday Testimony in murder trial begins Monday By DEBBIE DELOACH Staff writer A jury of five women and seven men has been chosen to hear testimony in the capital murder trial of Rodolfo Baiza Hernandez. Testimony will begin at 9 a m. Monday. It took District Attorney Bill Schroeder and Defense Attorney John Chunn five days to choose the jury and two male alternates Bill Schroeder had earlier predicted it could take as much as two weeks to seat a jury panel. Tire actual selection process began Sept. 16, and was over before 4 p.m. Friday. Hernandez was found competent to stand trial on Sept. 12, despite testimony he has no factual or rational understanding of the proceedings against him. He is one of two San Antonio men charged with capital murder, in connection with the gangland-style shootings of five Mexican nationals Off FII 1863 on March 7. The other suspect, Jesse Ganbay Jr., has struck an apparent plea bargain with the state in exchange for testifying against his brother-in-law Hernandez. Schroeder also indicated three of the four surviving victims would See TESTIMONY, Page 16A Inside Today's weather Expect partly cloudy skies today with a high near 90. There is a less than 20 percent chance of isolated showers for today with winds from the east at about IO mph. Nights will be mostly fair with temperatures in the upper 60s Saturday’s high reached 89 and Friday night’s low was 63. Sunrise Monday will be at 6:05 a.m. CLASSIFIED 3-11C COMICS 2C CROSSWORD 15A DEAR ABBY 2B ENTERTAINMENT 1C HOROSCOPE 2C KALIDEOSCOPE 1 8B OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 9 12A WEATHER 2A Wounded man slips into coma “I think we ought to try to aim at $'2 million for the road department, with $100,000 more in miscellaneous construction,” Commissioner J L. • Jumbo” Evans said. Miscellaneous construction is contracted out, which means it does not require more manpower and equipment to deliver. McCoy also agreed to cutting three See TAX HIKE, Page 16A By DEBBIE DELOACH Staff writer A wounded man found floating face-up in the Guadalupe River Sept 8 has slipped into a coma at a San Antonio hospital. Gilbert Galindo, 32, of Spring Branch, also underwent surgery later that day. and was listed in fair. but guarded condition, at Medical Center Hospital with a bullet wound to his head. But Comal County Sheriff’s IA Rudy Rubio said the small caliber bullet lodged in the back of Galindo's skull was not removed, and his condition has gradually deteriorated “The doctors indicate to us he's comatose now,” Rubio said Friday “The last time we saw him, he was still scribbling notes with his left hand But after we checked today, it doesn’t look so good.” Authorities were also unsure of Galindo's identity until he wrote his name on a piece of paper for doctors Sept 9. Sheriff’s Investigator Dennis Koepp said Galindo lives off Spring Branch Road about three miles from where he was found by canoeists about ll :30a.m. Sept. 8. He was floating face-up against a sandbar below Specht’s Crossing, and was wearing only green Army fatigue pants with no money or identification in them. He was near-death, white and wrinkled,” Koepp said. His brother said the last time he saw him was about IO a m. Saturday Sept. 7), when he dropped him off near Specht’s Crossing to go swimming.” Rubio said Friday the case is still under investigation In the event the victim dies, he added the charge would be upped from attempted murder to murder. Weekend begins with 3 accidents Two men sustained injuries in a* car-train accident IO 45 a rn Friday where the MKT tracks near Comal Iron Works cross EM 306. Inertly Hall, 67, of Florida, was admitted to McKenna Memorial Hospital in fair condition with a fractured hip and laceration on his face, emergency room personnel said. He was a passenger in a car driven by his son, Creston Hall, 43. of Spring Branch who escaped serious injury and was treated and released from the hospital. New Braunfel EMS transported both to the hospital. ‘The driver said he just didn t see it,” said Officer Tony Celli with the New Braunfels Police investigating the accident, The father and son were talking and when the driver looked up he saw the train right there ” The driver hit his brakes, and started skidding The car hit midw ay on the first engine The train pushed the car about 20 feet from where the impact had occ urred, knocking it away from the trac ks. Celli said.Roll over sends one to area hospital A one-car roll-over, sent a 15-year-old boy to the hospital around 4 p.m. Friday near Woody's Barbecue on Dk»p 337, Zack Haga, 15. was treated and released from McKenna Memorial .♦spital after receiving a fractured collar bone in the accident, a hospital spokesperson said. The car he was in just laid over on its side,” said Randy Tomasini, a New Braunfels Fire Department emergency medical technician who was on the scene.Police vehicle damaged in two car accident A New Braunfels police car See UC ID EN TS, Page 16A Canyon beats Smithson Valley 13 to 0, See Page 9ATwisted metal ^rUnCh1    LESLIE    KHI*WALDT HERALD ZEITUNG Michael Granado, pictured, looks over his damaged vehicle    D.R. Ives, no one was injured in the mishap which was the after he was struck by a station wagon driven by Porter Fearey    fourth major accident in New Braunfels this weekend. on San Antonio St. Saturday afternoon. According to Officer Krueger, Cisneros check quake damage SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Mayor Henry Cisneros and former Congressman Bob Krueger of New Braunfels returned home late Saturday from a personal inspection of earthquake damage rn Mexico and said at least one cargo plane full of disaster relief items would fly from San Antonio to Mexico on Sunday. Cisneros and Krueger, a former ambassador-at-large to Mexico, talked about the devastation they saw and the rescue efforts still under way in the rubble of destroyed buildings from Thursday’s earthquake. They made their trip Saturday despite State Department objections, leaving at 7 a m. by private jet, and Cisneros said after their arrival back in San Antonio 15 hours later that he was glad they made the flight. The mayor declined to elaborate on discussions he and Krueger had with Mexican officials, but said he would meet with Gov. Mark White at mid-day Sunday to brief him on the findings. A cargo plane with relief aid for Mexico originally was scheduled to leave San Antonio at 6 a.m. Sunday, but Cisneros said departure would be delayed for several hours until he could visit personally with the governor. As Cisneros and Krueger visited with reporters, workers continued to load the cargo plane, however. They said the spirit of Mexican people remained high, con-, sidering the massive done by ^Thursday’s earthquake The two said they saw some buildings leveled while apparently identical buildings nearby weren’t touched. Cisneros said he felt Saturday’s trip was a good gesture of friendship by Texas, since so many residents of the state and of San Antonio in particular have friends and relatives in Mexico. Cisneros said he would speak with White at mid-day Sunday. At that point, the mayor said, they will decide on an itinerary for the cargo plane. Any cargo flights to Mexico must arrive after dawn and leave by sunset because the airport has no lights along the runway, officials said. ‘ This is a personal decision on my part. I’ll take the responsibly for it. But ifs my decision that we need to look," Cisneros said on departing. “And ifs my decision when we See KRUEGER, Page UA WI LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG Rey Ortiz and Jimmy Delgado load goods for the Mexican Quake relief effort ;

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