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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Opinions DAVID Editor and Publisher JANINE Managing Editor Page 4A HeraldZertun0 New Texas April 1991 Fathers pain reflected in ordeal after sons arrest He was and is everything that is good and right about this He wasnt and isnt an educated man and hes quick to admit He finished the fifth grade in his native country and that is the extent of his formal But hes a fine a good a caring Hes a man who came to this country in an And he did what this nation is all He worked and he made a Hes not but he does And he raised a a fine a good Hes a man who is known and respected in his Hes not what most would consider a mover and a but hes the dependable heart of our our our Hes Hes you and hes He came to see me because he was Id contributed to that but he didnt come to strike He came with the hope that somehow he could save you and all of us that same I dont know how he intended to do He just felt that if he shared the story of his pain it help someone And thats where I came Wed never met before he walked into my He chose me though his English is not hes a voracious reader and he read The Galves ton Daily the paper of which I was then the managing He probably doesnt realize but he paid me the highest compliment Ive ever been paid when he told me that by reading a column I wrote at the he knew that I have a good And then he entrusted to me as great a responsibility as Ive ever been He asked me to tell his He gave me carte blanche to do He was understandably hesitant to let me use his though many in the town knew him and already knew of his but he told me I could do even that if I felt it was I thought about it long and hard and decided not to use the mans HeraldZeitung Published Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer New Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels HeraldZeitung at New DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher LONE BEASLEY JANINE GREEN Managing Editor CHERYL DuVALL Business Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery six one Mail delivery outside Comal in Texas three six one Mail outside Texas six one If you have not received your newspaper by Tuesday through or by call 6259144 or 6581900 by 7 and 11 Postmaster Send address changes to Drawer New Braunfels Texas Raborn exhibited poor judgment Margie Raborn showed poor judgment last week when she refused to sit in on a briefing session of the New Braunfels Inde pendent School Districts This is not New York or San This is New People here elect their neighbors to represent them on public working with others of their neighbors for the greater public They dont elect those neighbors to grandstand and posture for the When they go to the they are not electing they are electing people they think can work with other people to do what needs to be done to make the com munity or the area Raborns refusal to sit in on the session followed some question as to its The required notice of the meeting was posted but the tape failed and it fell from District in order to avoid any possible perception of any violation of the Texas Open Meetings chose to conduct the meeting in the briefing format and not to seek any Certainly no one is more concerned with adherence to the Open Meetings and Open Records laws than are we at this from our the conduct of the meeting was wise and well By holding it in the briefing officials kept the process but also avoided any appearance of wrongdoing or bad The only element of the whole episode that was less than well handled was Raboms little Hutchisons view right Kay Bailey Hutchison is A state income tax is not a good idea for Speaking in New Braunfels last Hutchison A state income tax would hurt Texas and economic I m just very convinced that in a down economy its not a good time to institute new taxes like a state income I do not think we need new taxes in Hutchisons position once was that of the majority of Texas political More and more of seem to be moving away from But we believe it remains the majority stance of the rank and And therein lies a When a gulf begins to develop between the states leadership and its people on a truly major something must change and change In this the something that must change is that our state must do what its people must It must spend within its Kay Baily Hutchisons is a voice of Let us hope and pray that she and others like her will David Sullens Those who knew him would recognize his story and it would have served no purpose to name him for those who did not know Pause a moment and try to put yourself in the mans Your life is a good You are You have much of which to be But most of you are proud of your You love your children and they love Your relationship with them is And you are often complimented on that Then begins the It strikes with the ringing of the telephone in the middle of the Still half you A voice on the phone tells you your son has been arrested on drug charges and is in Surely Surely not your Surely the voice has reached a wrong But There is no as if in a you find yourself at the police What are you to do How can you help your son You ask You struggle to But you do what the officers You go there is nothing you can The next in your the newspaper you know will be read by all your all your all the people who go to your you find the photograph of your son spreadeagled against a the police frisking him as they prepare to take him And then the calls Friends Over the telephone pain is tears are This this good this proud has only begun his Hell be with his son in the courtroom and through whatever Hell bear whatever he must Hell do whatever it takes to come up with the money Hell let his the business he has struggled to build from nothing over many slide to be wherever his son needs nun to no matter what he has this is his no matter what his son has done or this man would do any give everything for Just as you and I would for our own sons and Perhaps there are two messages Perhaps one of them is for the sons and daughters as they face the temptation of And perhaps the other is for the mothers and Im not sure what either of those messages They may be different for dif ferent But maybe the message is for If if it reaches just one of then the man who came to seek my help in that seaport city has achieved his As we finished talking and that man left my office those several months I hoped he could sense what I felt for him and for what he was going I hoped then and I still hope today that he knew that my respect for him and for what he was trying to do was as great as Ive ever felt for any I hope he knows that I truly believe that he what is right and good and true about our I wish I could have helped him bear his David SuUeni is editor and publisher of the New Braunfels BIOGRAPHY itty Mtter i Emotions Forum John Curtis Editor As a tax paying and registered voter of District can you confirm for me that Susan candidate for City Council District 4 is in fact the wife of attorney John Democratic Par ty Chairman of Comal County can you also verify that City Charter of New Braunfels implicitly states that the election or Official Ballot be held without party politics Planning to vote which begins April please confirm or deny these statements so District 4 can make the right Mark Brown New Braunfels EDITORS NOTE It is true that Susan Curtis is the wife of lawyer John that he is Democratic Party Chairman for Comal County and that City Council elections are by charter We fail to see the point of your If her marriage disquali fies her from seeking city by the same logic it would disqualify anyone who has ever voted in a primary in the state of Texas or the spouses of such By that prin would you be qualified to run You should hang your head Editor Why is it when a patriotic or Christ ian event takes place in New Braun fels the Herald gives it little or no On April 2 at 7 400 people gathered at the Civic Center for the annual Mayors Prayer Break sponsored by the Christian Busi ness Mens They had as their speaker a young man who spoke about the laws of our country being founded on He received a standing You should hang your head in shame to think no mention of this gathering of patriotic citizens was Letter policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes correspondence concerning topics of gen eral All letters must be signed and include an address and telephone number for verification purposes only the name and community of resi dence will accompany the letter in No anonymous letters will be Length is limited to 300 words and letterwriters to acceptance for publication only once per The newspaper reserves the right to refuse any letter as well as edit all The letters become the property of the Letters should be sent to New Braunfels Drawer New Texas or brought to our offices at 707 mentioned in your Robert Waggener Marion I didnt appreciate cartoons Editor I did not appreciate Pete Williams leftleaning politically oriented car Nor would I appreciate any leaning to the Its refreshing that my local news paper is not attempting to influence my opinion of national Please leave that to the national Thank yr Leon LaShomb Marion Thanks for time and space Editor In the past few I have had the opportunity to do the publicity for several fundraisers of nonprofit most recently the Mid Texas Symphony Tour of On behalf of all nonprofit organizations Uiat operate on a small budget who must depend on fund I wish to thank the Herald and KGNB for all the time and space they so gladly a big thank you to all the merchants that always allow signs to be displayed in their windows or at their Without all you won derful people to none of these events could Thank you again to everyone who helps so generously with publicizing these Sandy Schlameus New Braunfels Benefit was big success Editor New Braunfels Emergeny Commu nications and Rescue Club has suc cessfully completed several activities to raise funds for the Jesse Allen The support of several businesses and the public was Kro WalMart and Handy Andy were sites where club members were located on weekends for donations and selling drawing Texas Postal Ott Tiger Totes 1 and Barrys Under Pass Saloon and New Braunfels Leather Company were all sites where cans were set up for donations and Prizes for the drawing were donated as follows Ernies Knife Sharpening Shop donated first prize of a Tanaka chain saw won by Frank Zepeda of San Antonio Eddie Meckel donated second prize of a handmade kingsized quill won by Kern of Smithson Valley Judys Touch Hair Salon donated third prize of a permanent won by David of New The drawing was held March 30 at the Allen residence and Jesse Allen had the honor of drawing the winners out of the New Braunfels Emergency Com munications and Rescue Club appre ciates all the support that was given by the the businesses and club Linda Hughes public relations officer Emergency Communications and Rescue Club Books simple advice too rich for young By JOHN INGRAM Last at my sons I dared to enter his room hi search of some papers he needed for Walking into Brads room was like taking a step back into time his basketball posters remained plastered on the wall spoils clip lists of girls telephone num letters were piled in disarray on his Sticking out of that pile the classic success The Richest Man in caught my A quick glance at the treasures in Brads room audio made me think Brad is that richest Soon convincing myself that I couldnt find the papers Brad I took the book and settled down in my study to looking for hints on how to deal with the lay reduction in unemploy business tax increases and rising In 1926 George Clayson issued the first of a famous series of financial using parables set in ancient Clayson wrote with such florid grandiloquence because his choice of language sold Start thy purse to fattening sounds grander and sells more books than save just as the doctor who calls your head cold an adenovirus can charge more for the As I rewrote his wellfounded suggestions in plain they became so simple that I considered abandoning the project until I thought how few of us follow these simple Heres the sound advice I wish I had read three decades ago Save 10 percent of your earnings Spend less than you earn Start a retirement plan early Protect your family and yourself with insurance Avoid trying to make a fast buck Get advice from people who understand money Invest your savings in rock solid projects Dont invest your money in any thing you dont understand Never make investments on bor rowed money Never borrow more than you are capable of easily repaying If you must pay your debts promptly Cultivate your own powers by improving your mind Finishing the I could tell by the crispness of the paper that Brad had failed to read this valuable just as I at his age neglected the sound advice found in Youths life overflows with promise price comes cruelly Like you and I before Brad is doonicd to learn only from the cold hand of no matter for hes the richest man in Walker ii Director of 11C A Hill Country Hospital and maintains a private piy chialric practice in New Braunfelt and San
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