New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
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The moment of truth came as a shock for Canyon High’s Rim Friedel, as she learns she has been named Rodeo Queen of the 1982 Comal County Fair. More photos, page 2A.
The County Fair moves into high gear today. The first of two nights of rodeo begins tonight, and another dance is scheduled for the Comal Corral. See a list of fair events, Page 2A.
County Fair Forecast
It couldn’t be better weather for the
County Fair. Today and Saturday should be sunny and warm, with a clear, mild night. Winds today will be out of the southeast at IO mph, shifting north tonight and blowing at 5-10 mph.
Floats offer interesting scenes, costumes
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
Josie Garrott sits patiently in the shade of a crepe-paper tree, waiting to do her bit for Beta Sigma Phi.
The group’s prize-winning float is resting on a side street, waiting its turn to pull onto San Antonio and join the County Fair Parade.
Entrants down the street are champing at the bit, ready to get moving. But Garrott doesn’t seem to mind the wait. She just sits demurely in her striped suit (complete with pointed ears and long purple tail) and grins between the
whiskers painted on her face.
Ifs a beautiful smile — but can she hold it all the way to the main plaza9
She’ll have to. She’s a Cheshire Cat.
The March Hare and Mad Hatter are having tea at a table near the center of the trailer. A huge green caterpillar, reclining under a mushroom, blows lazy bubbles from a pipe. Foot soldiers, dressed in oversized playing cards, walk alongside. They’re carrying paint buckets — perhaps to change the color of any rosebushes they find
along the way But a closer inspection shows them to be full of candy.
"Alice in Wonderland is our sorority’s theme this year,” explained Gloria Opperman, wiggling her rabbit’s whiskers.
The other club members gave Opperman most of the credit for thinking up the float, but they all helped. And each designed her own costume.
"How long did it take us to do this - a couple of weeks?” Opperman asked.
See FAIR, Page 10A
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) A vanguard of 350 French paratroopers and infantrymen arrived in Beirut today, spearheading the re-entry of American, French and Italian peacekeepers sent back to this beleaguered capital to shield its weary populace from further bloodshed.
lebanese state and private radio stations said newly installed President Amin Gemayel took personal charge of the peacekeeping forces. The radios said Gemayel summoned the U.S., French and Italian ambassadors and their military aides and informed them.
Meanwhile, Lebanese Prime Minister Shafik Wazzan, a Moslem, submitted the resignations of his 35-month old government to Gemayel. The state radio said Gemayel asked Wazzan to say on as caretaker until a new- Cabinet is formed.
The resignation had been expected under terms of Lebanon’s constitution, which mandates the resignation of the government to allow- a new president a free hand in appointing his own team. There was
no indication whom Gemayel would choose as his right-hand man.
In Jerusalem, the Israeli state radio said Prime Minister Menachem Begin, bowing to critics, will appoint the chief justice of the Supreme Court, Yitzhak Kahan, to investigate last week’s massacre of Moslems in two Israeli-ringed Beirut refugee camps.
French Ambassador Paul Marc Henry, who was at the port to oversee the arrival of the French troop transport Argens, told reporters the French troops would not be deployed in Moslem west Beirut until the peacekeeping force is brought to its full strength of 3,000 men over the weekend.
Pentagon spokesman Henry Catto said the American contingent of 800 U.S. Marines was due here Saturday* They will be joining French and Italian units of 1,100 men each.
C’atto said the Marines will be under orders to fight in self-defense if necessary, unlike their last assignment here when the Americans had orders to withdraw if fired upon.
Local couple indicted on marijuana charge
French troops back in Beirut
By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer
A Comal County couple, arrested for possession of marijuana over 50 pounds but under 200 pounds in August, was indicted on that charge by a Comal County Grand Jury Thursday.
The twp indictments were among a list of 14 returned by the panel.
Un Aug. 4, a dozen law enforcement officers uprooted an estimated 1,100 marijuana plants from the backyard of a home in Oak Village North subdivision east of Bulverde on FM 1803, and arrested the residents, Larry David and Nancy Louise Schneider. The plants, which had a street value of over $30,000, averaged eight feet high, with the tallest being around 12 feet.
Thomas Milton Gaubert of P.O.
Box 728, Desoto, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). Another man indicted for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) lias not yet been arrested.
Juan Moreno of 158 E. Commerce was indicted for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, and injury
to a child. Luis Rodriguez Jr., of 1885 Lee, and Doreteo M. Bios Jr., (also known as Kiko) of 884 Union, were each indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Gilbert Correa Gonzales of Route 2, Box 652-AA-30, New Braunfels, and Timoteo Guerra of Route 2, Box 851-S, Lot No. 7, New Braunfels, were each indicted for driving while intoxicated - subsequent offense.
Other indictments included:
— Richard Edward Willis of 222 Hackberry, unlawfully carrying a weapon on licensed premises;
Roger L. Brown of 241 Seville K-4, theft of service by check; and, Genaro Carrillo Jr., of 1001 Austin, Houston, theft of rental property.
A man indicted on two counts of forgery has also not yet been arrested.
The Grand Jury also no-billed Gary Richel and William Satterfield, and made the following recommendations: to continue investigation on Thomas Couch, and that the charge against Orson R. Smith be reduced to a Class A misdemeanor.
Pets on parade
The four footed ones and their two legged friends started things off at Friday's county fair parade. Top, Nathan Dolle s warm blooded lawn mower and a collie don't seem to be hitting it off too well. Lower left, a chow named Panda dressed
Stuff photos by Cindy Hic harrison
as a hobo gets ready to mardi with Melissa Temple. Lower right, hopefully Pac Man clad cousins Cameron Southworth and Tara Reilly didn't munch on any of the entries.
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18 Pacjes — 2 SectionsCounty tax rate still up in air
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
There has been some confusion about county taxes this year, judging from the number of phone calls on the matter received at the Courthouse on that subject.
Comal Commissioners Court would like to clear it up.
Due to “a delay in receiving an official dollar amount of the expected property evaluations made by the Central Tax Appraisal Office,” the county has not yet set its tax rate, according to a press release issued by the court.
“The statement recently received by Comal County property owners contains initial calculations and is not final,” the court stated.
I^ast year this time, the court had already completed a series of budget workshops and hearings and had set the tax rate.
This year, however, tile court has not yet begun its budget workshops, since tile county has been unable to obtain final tax rolls from the Central Tax Appraisal Office, County Auditor Bate Bond has said.
Commissioners have, however, received preliminary copies of the 1983 budget.
On July 13, Bond presented the preliminary
version of what tile court has termed the county’s "wish book.” But after receiving the budget, commissioners, along with County Judge Max Wommaek, did not wish to publicly discuss the budget until they said they’d had a chance to review it.
Since that time, the court has not held any more public discussions concerning the county’s 1983 budget or the new tax rate. It’s expected the court will begin holding workshops as soon as it has received the final tax roll from the Central Appraisal Office.
See TAX, Page IDA
'Dean's list drawing fire from outraged 'non-felons'
From staff and wire reports
AUSTIN Secretary of State David Dean has agreed to recall lists of possible "convicted felons" which he sent to county election officials, but later found to include the names of many people never even accused of a felony.
“The secretary of state and his staff requested a list of convicted
felons iii good faith and they sent that information out in good faith, believing that s what it was, and that s why the secretary of state wanted to settle tins matter in good faith,’ said Bob Gibbins, Dean’s lawyer.
Gibbins worked out the agreement Thursday after Democratic statehouse candidate Jerry Angel ina!!, one of the non-
See VOTERS, Page IO A