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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Thursday 100 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 April 1991 25 Cents One 12 Pages Best wishes The New Braunfels Ilerald Zeilung wishes happy birthday today to Carol Marie Mclba Molly Elizabeth Ann Dora Stcphan Milda Bob Modcsta Mary Alice Mary Mclonic Lee Concctta Kathy Harvey Haas and Cesar Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Street closings Closed today for street construc tion are Unicorn Avenue from Terrace to the 135 frontage Mcrriweathcr from Mistletoe to Fern avenues and Ferryman from Mistletoe to Tree grafting A pecan and peach tree grafting workshop begins at 2 Friday at the Comal County Extension 132 Water Lane in New Loy extension horti will present the program and demonstrate several Participants also will have the opportunity to do some handson grafting of seedlings and graft wood will be supplied at no For additional call County Agent Joe Taylor at Rummage sale Peter and Paul School spring rummage sale and plant sale will be held this week at Marys Hall on the Hours are 8 to 6 Friday and 8 to 3 Among the items for sale are are kniekknaelcs and For more information call 6251519 or 6253233 days or 6356101 Pack forming Cub Scout Pack 133 is looking for second and third grade boys to join the Cub Scouting For more call Vicki Simpson after 6 at Iris Show The New Braunfels Iris Society will host its 26th Iris Show from 1 to 5 April at First United Methodist Churchs Wesley Irises in an array of colors and shapes will be display Brown Bag Concerts The first in a series of Brown Bag Concerts is set from noon to Friday at Main Sponsored by the Downtown Pro ject will be a performance by Paul McLaughlin of Grapes of Similar concerts are planned each Friday this Home Tour A Birds Eye View is the theme of Saturdays Home staged to benefit the MidTexas Tickets priced at in advance and on Saturday may be purchased at Centex Office First Choice or China N Luncheon tickets at each and prize drawing tickets also are on Tour maps will be See Page 2 Good Day A chance for rain this after noon and and possibly heavy rain toward is forecast for the Tempera tures ranging from a high in the lowto mid70s to a low near 60 are expected today and Wednesdays high in New Braunfels was 80 and the overnight low was For more weather please see Page Inslda 7 DEAR TV School finance leading concern By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newi Editor Candidates running for a place on the Comal Independent School Dis trict Board of Trustees are putting the issue of school finance at the top of the list of campaign Twelve of the 13 candidates gathered at the New Braunfels Utili ties meeting room Wednesday night for a meet the candidate sponsored by Concerned Citizens In agreement on most the candidates said they were opposed to plans by the Lafarge and its subsidiary Systech Environmental to store and burn hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement They said they were opposed to a state income Candidates attending were Martin incumbent Tom Eli zabeth Bridgette Charles Connie Harriet Aris Don Hap James Jim incumbent Lee Roy incumbent Clay Spud and Bryan Candidate Dan Mitchell did not On the issue of whether the candi dates would support a state Craighead and Becker said they were while the other candidates said they would support it if it was operated The main topic discussed was the stand of each candidate on the state funding Comal Independent School District is expected to lose a significant amount or state aid in the regardless of legislation passed in Austin because it is consid ered a propertyrich school said while he wants to help restore more local control to funding he said school board members are fac ing possibility of cutting the That call will be made after we find out what the guys in Austin do to us going to be disastrous to this school district no matter which bill is accepted or if the special masters plan is Potter concerned about the chal lenges that we face in the near future with the changes that will be brought Sw Page 2 Just a taste Janie top serves up a plate of chicken fajitas from Guadalupe Smoked Meat Company while Heidi Hegeman prepares more food for patrons of the third annual Tastes of the Town Wednesday evening at the Civic Mack of Squat Gobble says his beef barbecue is the best youve ever tasted in your The event is a benefit for the New Braunfels Childrens Photos by Erik Karlsson Ousted council member suing Garden Ridge By JOE BELK Staff Writer A Garden Ridge City Council mem ber who was removed from his post after missing three meetings while on active duty in Operation Desert Storm filed suit Wednesday against the Former Garden Ridge Mayor Pro Tern Keith Richter watched from the crowd as a tempor ary restraining order was pre sented to the Gar den Ridge City Council at its Wednesday night prohibit ing the council Micnier from filling his position or having an election for the vacant Place 5 until the matter is Richters attorney Local school officials studying budgets as they await action By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor While state lawmakers continue scrambling to find a school finance reform local school officials are holding their breath at home waiting for the In the Comal Indepen dent School District Superintendent Joe Rogers said officials are looking at ways to trim the considered a propertyrich school is expected to lose a significant amount of state aid despite the plan that is Were meeting to see where we can possibly cut in every area starting with the Central Office down through every Rogers I feel like we have to trim Officials at New Braunfels Inde pendent School considered a propertypoor also are look ing at ways to trim the though they arent expected to lose as much state aid as Differences in local property values now result in large disparities in edu cation funding available to school Lawmakers missed Mondays Tex as Supreme Court deadline for devis ing a reform State District Judge Scott McCown set a new April 15 hearing date and appointed an expert to devise a backup reform plan for his consideration in case the Legislature still fails to The Texas Supreme Court has twice unanimously ruled the current funding system The current billionayear school finance relies on state local property taxes and some federal Richter and his Steve Sain don of San obtained the TRO from Comal County District Judge Robert who granted it Tuesday Before the order was the Garden Ridge City Council dead locked on a motion to have Richter fill the position until a May 4 Councilmembcrs John Albracht and Patti White voted to reinstate while current Mayor ProTern Don Haven and Alderman Charles Jordan voted against Mayor Walter who Richter said initiated the action to originally have him removed from the did not attend the meeting because of Because of the 22 no action was Pfeuffer set the court date for April 16 in district preceding a May 4 election in which the Place 5 seat was scheduled to be Another year was remaining on Richters twoyear Richter was in the middle of his fifth council term when he was and he now is running for Haven said he believed the council had taken proper action based on state and would thus have a good case in We went by the he The law he pointed to 11 a member of the governing body is absent for three regular consecutive the members office is con sidered vacant unless the member is sick or has first obtained a leave of absence at a regular I guess the argument is whether he notified anybody or if he didnt notify Haven Richter and Saindon contend that he Saindon said he didnt know if it was recorded but Richter had told the council he was called to active No he They knew where he who flew C5s between Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio and Saudi had arranged to be at a January meeting that was Haven said there were no items to discuss in causing the cancel Reserve duty caused Richter to miss regular meetings in February and We didnt have that Haven said of the January one Richter said he planned to When the next one came he was not Richter did attend a 21 special saying he received no indi cation that he would be relieved if unable to be present at the March I was completely he Nobody ever said I had no Saindon said they did not file the lawsuit until this week because he was not released from active military duty until Richter was a lieutenant colonel and Saindon a major in the same Air Force unit the 433rd military airlift wing but they did not know each other until the read of Rich ters Thats why we waited the Air Force obviously cant become involved in Saindon I didnt know Keith before this iiap But hes a brother Richter believes the action resulted from an ongoing personal conflict between himself and In other die council Voted unanimously to instate a no smoking policy in the council Tabled action on a recycling Alderman John Albracht said he expected that some type of recycling pickup policy would be adopted in the but the council first wanted to receive feedback from Garden Ridge Yellow Freight drives home safety lesson By JOEBELK Staff Writer After driving an accidentfree 30 years for Yellow Freight Sys Pat Roger has spent the last five years as a traveling guru of who made his firstever stop in New Braunfels this now drives a truck outfitted with a library of safety He travels across the showing companies videotapes on almost any safetyrelated topic specific to I play it by he Thats what youve got to When they ask me what kind of program Im going to put I What do you want What do you use In New he spent Wednesday showing films to city employees including workers from the street police and fire Local Yellow Freight branch manager Hue Greenlees provided a busy schedule for Roger during his New Braunfels with two companies getting a look at his movie collection in addition to the city Roger will set up shop at the WalMart Distribution Center for presentations that he guessed would be on things like forklift safety and back he is scheduled for a morning program at the Cokman plant before flying back to his home near Roger works weekdays throughout the generally using Mondays as a travel day on his way to the next Occasionally he will remain in one area for an extended period of such as a twomonth visit to Disney Usually booked at least a month in Roger travels to Army and Air Force corporate schools and state He also maintains an enviable itinerary which keeps him in the south during the winter and takes him to more northern locales in We try to keep it in nice he Bad weather kind of hurts because people dont want to come Yellow Freight had put on safety programs in the with the idea for a traveling training unit coming to fruition five years Greenless said those who request Roger to visit or any of the various entities mat he visits pay no with Yellow Freight providing the training unit as a public Were promoting public safety and trying to create public awareness of safety among our customers and the who had worked for the company for 30 years with a spotless applied for the position when irw program was first Five years he said he never tires of the I love it youd have to love he 1 get to go all over the stay in the nicest hotels and meet a lot of nice people I never mind going to And 10 they also pay Pat Roger chats with
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