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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 22, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Countrys recession didnt end with the Gulf See Page 4A I Four Texas counties experiencing outbreak of Unicorns visit San Marcos in battle of baseball See Page 9 New Braunfels 91 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 HI H 77880 5126259144 1 Friday March 1991 25 Cents Two 18 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels llerald Zeltung wishes1 happy birthday today to Rick Margarctt Mickic Veronica Stcphan Jen nifer Louis Kcn ncy Alton Opal Bar Bcnita Vance Linda Frankie Edmond Janie Vil Rafael Martinez and Lena Mae Celebrating Saturday birthdays arc Dane Ray Richard LuLu Rob Kelvin Becky Margaret Turner and Brian Happy anniversary today to Richard and Debbie Know of a birthday or anniver sary Call our receptionist the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Benefit car wash Burger King employees Satur day will be washing cars to benefit the Comal County Senior Citizens Foundations fund drive for the new senior center on Landa Theyll be washing cars at the Bur ger King at Interstate 35 and Seguin from 11 to 2 and at the new center at 655 Landa during the same Theyll wash the car for free but are asking for donations to help with the reno vation of the old shopping center into a facility for senior Artist competing New Braunfels artist Simon Medina today will submit a paint ing to the folks organizing the Tejano Conjunto Festival in hopes that theyll select it to be the art work for their 1991 poster promot ing the May 13 who works at Symons said the artwork will be judged Satur day at Rosedale Good Callin show McKenna Memorial Hospital is hosting a Saturday morning callin radio show called To Your on KGNB AM This Saturdays guest is oncologist John who will discuss breast Hell return next Saturday to talk about colon The show is from 8 to Puppet workshops Stortcller Orli Rotem and pup peteer Natasha La Gitana will join forces next Thursday to present a shadow puppet performance and workshop at the New Braunfels Childrens Museum in Courtyard Shopping Rotcm special izes in interactive storytelling and creative while La Ghanas specially is shadow They will present a show based on Seo Page 2 Good Day Breaking cloud cover and winds from the north and gusting to as much as 25 could carry dust into the area Yesterdays high in New Braunfels was 79 followed by an over night low of A high of 84 is expected with a low dropping to about Weekend conditions could find tempera tures railing from the to near For more weather see Page Inside DEAR ENTERTAINMENT B RELIGIOUS TV In times have changed Mexican Ambassador to the United States Gustavo Petricioli addresses conferees at Photo by Erik Karlsson 4 Kika de la Garza feted at local reception By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Described as a man who has worked at building bridges between Mexico and the United Kika de la Garza was honored as Texan of the Year Thursday at the New Braunfels Civic This is an exceptional said de la have given my family a great The congressman was honored by more than 200 local and state officials and area residents Thursday night as the 25th Annual Texas Legislative Conference kicked off with the Texan of the Year Everyone has his high his day in the sun and for those who have touched my life along the this is de la Garza For those who touched my life along the the the parents the the the my wife and family and all the friends that have seen me move in the political you made it A host of United States and Mexico officials touted de la a native of as a distin guished man who deserves the Texan of the Kika de la Garza The congressman has represented the 15th Congressional District for more than 26 Edward Secretary of Agricul read a letter to the audience written by Presi dent George who was named Texan of the Year in 1982 and whose wife Barbara Bush received the same honor in Congratulations to your distinguished honoree See Page 2A honored Selection always big job By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor An advisory committee to the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce works each year to find the right person to serve as Texan of the The 1991 Texan of the Year Award was pre sented to Kika de la Garza Thursday night at the Civic de la Garza also is chair man of the Agriculture Last years Texas of the Year Award was pre sented to First Lady Barbara Previous awardees include Robert Calvert in 1974 Leon Jaworski in 1975 Lady Bird Johnson in 1976 Dolph Briscoe in 1977 George Mahon in 1978 John Connally in 1979 Abner McCall in 1980 Anne Armstrong in 1981 George Bush in 1982 Lloyd Bentsen in 1983 John Ben Shepperd in 1984 John Tower in 1985 John Traeger in 1986 James Baker IE in 1987 Phil Gramm in 1988 and William Hobby in Members of the advisory committee are Glenn general chairman of Intercontinental Finan cial of Dierk Lamon Bluntzer George vice See Page 2A Legislative Conference way By STEPHANIE FERGUSON NmvaEdlfor The benefits of a possible Mexico United StatesCanada Free Trade Agreement will boost the economies and create new jobs in those countries as a new era of cooperation according to national and internation al We are in the process of historic said John Ambassador to Times have The stage is now set for a Free Trade Agreement which will benefit us To state those benefits in a word all I need to say is Negroponte other Mexico and Canada officials today at the Civic Center in New Braunfels for the Texas Legislative Conference today to discuss the possible Free Trade It FTA must be That is to say it must cover the inter changes between our That its implementation be estab lished in a reasonable said Mexico Mario chairman of the Foreign Trade Nie bla spoke with the help of an interpre who was Hector assis tant city manager with the city of New The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the issue of a Free Trade Agreement in Mexico is said Charles member of the Agriculture Its our third largest trading partner in the only Canada and Japan are Don commissioner of the International Trade Commis said Mexicos drastic evolu tion from a closed economy to one of the worlds most open has not gone unnoticed by policy A revitalized Mexico has lead to the sharply increased trade which has created thousands of jobs on both sides of the Newquist Gustavo Mexican Ambassador to praised the efforts of a Free Trade We in Mexico want to be part of See Pago 2A Dentist seeks District 3 seat on council By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Stalf Writer Joe a filed Wed nesday for the District 3 seat on New Braunfels City 1 thought about it before uncl dismissed but my patients a n cl I i i e n d s encouraged me to he They wanted me to seek election for City Council because they fell 1 was and level Kuehlei While Im not out to change the 1 feel we have a line commiuii ly here ami 1 would like to ilo what 1 can to see it stays that Kuehlei As a native of New Braunfels and a 21 year resident in District Kuehlei believes tie understands what ihc ciu in his region want and feels in tune with the district and needs of the County to seek legislative aid Expansion of County CourtatLaws civil jurisdiction sought By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Comal County Commissioners Court approved a resolution Thursday to seek the Texas Legislatures assistance in expanding the civil jurisdiction of Comal County CourtatLaw at the request of Judge Fred Its an issue of streamlining and the administration of justice in the said local lawyer Thomas Commissioners will forward to Edmund Kuempel the resolution that asks the Legislature to increase the jurisdiction of the court by increas ing the amount in controversy of civil cases from to If legislation is County CourtatLaw Judge Fred Clarks work load will increase because he will be hearing some civil cases normally heard down the hall in District I think this is an opportunity for us not to act in a crisis situation but to again plan for the future as we do in said County Judge Carter This county has been very fortunate that it has never waited until it got hit in the face with a mud pie and then tried to get out of a District Court Administrator Martin Allen said the legislation would pro vide another avenue for attorneys to have quicker access to the Three district judges and one visiting judge serve Comal are many times when you go to district and because crim inal cases have priority by and by our you end up in a situation where you are there sometimes four to five hours waiting to be heaid on a very simple said local lawyer Bruce To hell with the 1 dont care if they liave to sit bui 1 do have to can in my own mind that the clock is said Precinct 1 Comity Commissioner Jumbo who made the motion to pass the If legislation were to pass increasing the attorneys would have the opuou of tiling those civil cases in either district court or county Judge Clark was unable to attend the Thursday Commissioners Court meeung but sent a letter to commissioners that stated The judge has time to handle more judicial duties and has a vacant courtroom to try more civil cases if Currently Comal County CourtatLaw has a limitation on House Bill 66 is pending in the Stale Legislature thai would increase the civil jurisdiction amount to in all courtatlaws in the Casteel said the legislation the court will ask Kuempel to pursue will not include an automatic salary increase for the In the Clark slated ton and Deceptive Trade Aci cases in most instances exceed and therefore are noi filed in County Court The limit has not changed locally since Clark Twentythousand dollars in when adjusted by is equal to in The Comal County Bar Association passed a resolution recently in sup port of increasing the jurisdiction of the com Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craignule voted against the Thai court is theres ao question tliat it is busy and they are active ly Craigmiie This will increase the Theres no question in rny mind the additional clerical staff will be required to hear these increased jurisdiction Commissioner Precinct 3 Commissioner Pauicio Pat Hernan Precinct 4 Commissioner Morris Moc Schwab mid County Judge Cartel Castticl voted for tile
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