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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Texas February gj dissatisfied Gary Henry running for COUnCil despite pending laWSUit unanswered questions Washington Today By DAVID MAY Stall Writer With his filing as a candidate for an atlarge berth on New Braunfels City Gary Henry says he can now take a highprofile position to bring the issues before the people of the Henry filed Wednesday morning for the April 4 municipal elections that will decide the three at large positions open on 1 am not satisfied with the way I have seen council run the city over the last eight Henry said I will Judge all issues based on a set of principles those that respect an individuals rights and those that set the interest of the City of the New Braunfels and all of its peo ple above the interest of any small group of in Henry has lived in New Braunfels since 1966 and is married with two He graduated in 1975 with a BBA in accounting from the University of Texas in Austin and Is a licensed CPA in the Upon his graduation from the Henry joined the staff of Arthur Anderson and as an He currently Is the of Bad Landa Resort and Schlitterbahn Family Water Henry said that because of the citys charter establishing a city manager form of government with council acting as a policymaking the city has been run in the past eight years in an un businesslike manner to benefit a select The damage done to the city financially and the damage done to the image of New Braunfels is I will Insist that the city manager run the business of the city and that council restrict itself to setting policy and reviewing the work of the city Henry I will insist that all affairs of the city be above in full view of the citizens of New I will not allow behind the scenes dou ble the council hopeful Henry said a direct result of the past poor opera tion of the city is its present financial condition and added that the mismanagement of the city has led to a bloated I believe that the meddling by members of council over the past eight years has directly resulted In the depletion of the citys contingency The city is highly exposed today because of this Henry Many people in town and elsewhere have perceived city including over the last eight years as being Henry I also hold that The result of this environment is that businesses have failed and closed their or they simply chose to locate somewhere other than New This has had a serious impact on the tax base of the Henry said the damage to the citys tax base will take years to we must start I am willing to fight this Henry said he is strongly opposed to utility transfers to generate additional operating and said he would favor increasing pro perty taxes only as a last after all the fat had been There has been a move afoot for several years by certain council members to take monies from the New Braunfels Utilities to help pay for city Henry This amounts to an Indirect tax on the people of New The people who will be hit hardest are those who can least afford Henry proposes to expand New Braunfels economic base by promoting tourism and develop ment in an effort to increase the tax base and create more revenues and jobs for the He favors development of clean Industry and the promotion of business within the Henry said the Coma Springs should become a high priority item in the promotion of As a council I will make the springs a highprofile They are the crown jewels of our he One only has to remember the situation in 1984 to realize how important the spr ings are to New Two lawsuits filed by Bad against the city and still pending in federal should not be a factor in his Henry Not at The litigation is a result of illegal acts com mitted by certain city officials and council The litigation has resulted in a decline in that type of activity by the city and has had a positive he The first filed claims the city orchestrated a campaign of recrimination and investigation designed to inflame public senti ment against the Henry owners of Schlit terbahn and Landa and constituted a conspiracy in restraint of The action claims that the city instructed an employee to divert water from the Comal River the plaintiffs water park The second filed May 16 and which seeks million in names the police department and various local and state water and river boards as defendents in a claim similar to the first It alleges that the city drained municipal swim ming pools in the summer of 1984 In a manner that would appear to be vandalism and makes a charge of official misconduct and a police Should he be Henry would be in the bizarre position of being a member of a governing body he and his family are suing in the general Closed door discussion of the pending litiga tion would almost certainly exclude Henry from participation in the attorneyclient By DALE NELSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP The presi dent was meeting with congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room about an arms sale to Saudi From the back of the a reporter asked him if he thought members of the press should be prosecuted for security At another time In the same the president was meeting with members of the Senate Finance Com mittee about a tax a reporter asked a This it was about the Saudi arms The two both last represent a type of questionand answer session that used to take place about once a week at the White Except for such a session during which the presi dent declined to answer most ques reporters have not had that type of opportunity since White House officials decline to say why this is Until this Reagan had been on a reduced work schedule because of his prostate surgery in But it is ob vious that regardless of the subject of his White House reporters are free at such sessions to ask ques tions about whatever is in the And the news has been dominated for since shortly before by the crisis over secret arms sales to Iran and the alleged diversion of some of the money to help Nicaraguan Since there have been con flicting testimony about whether Reagan approved arms sales in 1985 reports that an investigating board is looking into whether the White House attempted a coverup and confusion about how active a role Israel played in the Until reporters wishing to question the president about these matters were limited to shouting queries at him as he went to or from Air Force One or his who Is hard of often does not respond to such When he his on therun answers necessarily are sometimes just one The reporters have no chance to follow At Wednesdays at which the president was welcoming Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak he declined to answer questions about the IranContra affair except to say he would wait and see what in vestigators come up He also dismissed reports that chief of staff Donald Regan would soon leave the White Such although helter provide a slightly better chance for reporters to explore a sub At the Saudi arms sale for there were three ques tions about the sale and three about other At the Finance Com mittee reporters got In two questions about the deficit and two about the arms NBUs Allison receives a ward for Safe Haven New Braunfels Utilities Barry Allison received the 1987 Texas Bright Idea Award recently for Safe a program which pro motes safety for New Braunfels school The award was presented by the Texas School Public Relations Association at its annual Mid Winter Conference in Austin Allison was nominated by New Braunfels and Comal The Bright Idea Award is given for the most outstanding new project or pro gram designed to promote public education in Texas through effec tive said TSPRA Vice President Bob To be considered for the an entry must be effective and adap stated who con ducted the I think the success of the pro gram is due in great part to the reception by teachers in Comal and New Braunfels ISO anda their support of this Allison Their participation and enthusiasm make it possible to continue funding this pro Uncertainty can be a scary thing for a very young What should he do when he suddenly becomes injured or is follow ed by a stranger and how should he queried NBISD Superintendent Charles These are not easy concepts to get across to our young who often have a very trusting Yet with all the emphasis on missing children and other hor ror schools should have the responsibility to its students to reinforce safety Bradberry CISD Superintendent Bill Brown The Comal Indepen dent School District salutes New Braunfels Comal sheriffs arrest man in residential burglary case A Comal County man was arrested by sheriffs investigators Wednesday afternoon and charged with the 6 burglary of thousands of dollars worth of weapons from a In Comal County jail in lieu of a bond is Willard Arthur who lives off Old Fischer Road in north Comal Weapons valued at and allegedly taken by the man include a Remington caliber semi automatic a Colt automatic a Remington 12gauge shotgun and a Barreta overunder A Martin valued at was also According to sheriffs investigator Dennis Mintor became the suspect in the burglary of Edward Morrisons residence in Canyon Lake Shores after neighbors recognized the pickup used by the subject as belonging to a Canyon Lake Questioning revealed that the woman had loaned her truck to Min Koepp secured an arrest warrant from Judge Earl Smith and ap prehended Mintor Koepp said all the items reported stolen were recovered and returned to the CURVE INN McQueeney February 2Chh ROBWATKINS February 21st COFIELD BROTHERS TRUCKLOAD SALE BLUE BONNET R Crazy Comedy WEEKDAYS DOUBLE FEATURE new beginning WEEKDAYS Only WEEKDAYS February 20 to Tanya Tucker Clifton Jansky February 21 to Nashville Sounds We Now Serve Mixed p DrinksTj BYOB Set Ups Available KC HALL Seguin 21 9to1 The System For Reservations Call 3790602 WEEKDAYS BRAUNTEX TWIN W Sao Antonio Richard Pryor Critical Condition H 4 WEEKDAYS 7 S 9 n Wickes has all you need to insulate now Fiberglass Insulation STALLONE o E3 4 WEEKDAYS TOM B6RENGER WILLEM DAFOE 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