Tuesday, July 11, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 11, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Governor to open session to Medigap AUSTIN AP Bill Clements will open the agenda of the special legislative session today to a proposal dealing with Medicare supplemental insur the governors chief of staff SeePage3 Senate OKs proposals against flag burning AUSTIN AP Senate has adopted two prop osals against burning the United States although a senator said he let one go through only because he had proved that the Constitution is more important than the See Page 5 NL hitters back on track i Express New Braunfels 172 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno 3 377880 5126259144 n the AllStar Game wcasc Nolan tball at 95 mph and And now he oUth annual AllStar See Page 7 Tuesday July 1989 25 Cents One 10 Pages Council to buy building Municipal complex to house city departments By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Plans for a municipal complex became a reality Monday night when New Braunfels City Council unanimously voted to pay more than for the empty Lowes across the street from the police department and Civic The former hardware on South Castell will house various city departments by Janu ary 1990 to eliminate overcrowd ing in some city Weve gotto progress for said Mayor Doug Miller in an interview with the Herald Zeitung prior to council We cant sit on our hands and expect city government to continue providing the services that our citi zens A appointed by Miller earlier this year and headed by Councilman Amo investigated the need for additional office space and where it should The report they brought back was that our people are stumbling all over each and efficien cy is down because of Miller Police Department John Municipal Court Clerk Susan Stockberger and City Mana ger PaulGrohman discuss plans for the newmunicipal Photo by Deryl Clark Officials offering plan compromise New Braunfels voters turned down the construction of a new city hall during a 1985 bond elec but now city officials are offering a Not a city but the beginning of a municipal City Council voted Monday to purchase the former Lowes build ing on South Castell Avenue for additional city office I believe they voted down a See Page 2 Facilities committee recommends purchase After months of a mayor appointed fivemember municipal facilities committee has recom mended New Braunfels City Council purchase the former Lowes building for more city office Council unanimously approved the recommendation Monday after an executive The report they brought back that our people are stumbling Specht pleads guilty in death Attorney general rules benefit contract not authorized CAD looking for retirement plan A rPffMlt i A recent attorney generals opinion rules the retirement benefits contract between the Comal Appraisal District and Texas Association of Assessing Officers is not authorized under consti tutional and statutory Now the appraisal district board has to go back to square one and look at the retirement plan for the appraisal district said board member Neil who requested the opinion in October Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes is on vacation and unavailable for a Comal County asked the county attorney to request an opinion of the retirement plan after receiving a petition from a group of New Braunfels concerned citizens in Their concern was that TAAO was not eligible to write retirement plans for governmental enti Craigmile said in The opinion states CAD is not authorized to enter into a contract with a private association for See Page 2 County employees Explosion rocks hotel charged By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer A Spring Branch woman charged with murdering her husband pleaded guilty Monday in Comal County Dis trict Mary Virginia HCR 1 Box pleaded guilty to shooting and killing her Larry Wayne with a highpowered rifle March District 22 Judge Charles Ramsay ordered a prcsentencing investigation before the punishment hearing set for The plea bargain established between District Attorney Bill Reimcr and defense attorney Bill Schroedcr consisted of a 30year prison term for She may be eligible for parole in fourandahalf to seven This is only 10 less than what she would have been forced to serve if a jury had found her Rcimer Im very pleased with the City hires attorney for case New Braunfels City Council Mon day unanimously voted to secure an Austin attorney to keep the city abreast of the recent lawsuit filed by GuadalupeBIanco River Authority to regulate Edwards Aquifer water Hooper will keep the coun cil informed how to proceed what position we should take as far as the lawsuit is said Mayor Doug Miller after the of Hooper and is a specialist in water litigation and He previously has represented WestPoint Peppcrcll and New Braun fels He will report to city council all positions and views sur rounding the Councilmem bers still have not taken a stand on the Our city is in a unique position were on both sides of the Mi Her said GBRA filed suit June 15 in state See Page 2 Two county road department employees were arrested Friday nipht and charged with stealing plants from the Plant Haus while in their county says a police Xavier 240 West and Jose 2336 were arrested and charged with Police Officer Dudley Ives noticed a truck pulling away from the Plant Haus late Friday night when a tree fell off the said Spokesman Martin When Ives drove behind the truck he noticed more he After pulling Pina and Esquivel over and questioning them he escorted them back to the Plant Haus on Walnut Avenue and management identified the plants as he Police investigating Friday night accident A Longview man remains in satis factory condition at McKenna Memorial Hospital today after he was involved in a Friday night wreck which claimed the life of a local teen We havent filed charges if we file any at said New Braunfels Police Department Felix Detectives have not been able to interview William because of his said Police Spokesman Martin Muckelroy was driving a 1977 Chevrolet C10 when he lost control on Interstate crossed the became airborne and landed on top of the Nissan pickup truck dri ven by Gina who died after the The accident occurred at between Solms Road and Ruckle SM 2 A leaking natural gas line probably was the cause of an explosion at Dwights Hotel Monday The explosion around 4 caused brick and glass to break away from the existing Fire Chief Phil Baker said the amount of damage is No injuries were Photo by Stephanie Davis Reimer said the district court judge could decide to change the sentence if he finds it unacceptable for any Its basically a foregone conclu sion that he will accept the Reimer Judge Ramsay will preside over the sentencing hearing on Specht remains free in leiu of an bond for the murder charge until the Comal County sheriffs office detectives said evidence revealed Specht shot her husband in the back with a highpowered rifle while he was in the driveway of their prop erty off He died that even ing in surgery at Medical Center A previous charge of attempted murder was dropped in the plea bar That charge stemmed from See Page 2 Good day There is a chance you may need an umbrella this Forecasters for a chance for showers and thunder showers in the late Todays high will reach 95 degrees under cloudy The overnight low will be 76 Wednesday will see more clouds and a chance for thundcrshowcrs in the The high will be 93 degrees and the low will be 76 Inside 810 6 3 DEAR 5 5 TV 5 2 Stammtisch HomeSpun Early Childhood Intervention is a familyfocused program providing train ing and support to handicapped and delayed children from birth to age 3 and their The staff and advisory board have prepared a slide presentation to tell the public more about the individual ized services provided by the If your group or organi zation would like to learn more about who is entitled to and how you can lend your call 572 San Antonio First United Methodist a First Protestant Church is spon soring a blood drive July The South Texas Regional Blood Bank will be accepting donors from until at the Seele Parish House on Coll Appointments may be scheduled by calling the church office at The South Texas Reg ional Blood Bank supplies many area including McKenna Memorial Hospital and summer is a busy time for blood The Christian Education Com mittee of the New Braunfels Pre sbyterian Church is presenting a seminar titled The Sandwich Generation Caring for The Richard professor of sociology and antrho will be conducting the program July 16 at 4 in the activity center at New Braunfels Presbyterian 373 Howard He is nationally known for his work and the development of programs concerning the aging This program on caring for older adults is open to the public at no