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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 12, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas hursday September 1991 212 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL One 12 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Kristinc Rox annc Janis Johnny Martinez Harold Bon Hilmar Hartmann and JoJo Wishes for a happy anniversary today to Hilmar and Adeline Hart the land Amcf Kinsfathcr and Patricia and Lawrence know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call thb day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Girl Scouts needed Girl Scouts are needed for the Comal County Fair Parade Kay Smith has coordinated this years float and all girls are wel come to ride on Meet at the float at 8 the day of the parade on Sycamore For more infor mation call Smith at Scout Country Fair New Braunfels area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will sell Scout Country Fair tickets at a variety of locations The ScoUt Country Fair will be at McGimsey Scout Park in San Antonio on At the fair there will be numerous games and exhibits of interest to Proceeds from the sale of tickets will benefit local troops and trie Alamo Area Boy Scout Potluck supper New Braunfels Newcomers Club will have a potluck supper 17 at 6 at Landa Park Pavilion Bring a covered dish and Volunteer training Teen Connection is seeking vol unteers to enhance services offered in the girls and boys alter outpatient counsel ing service and outreach the thrift shop and the new teen parent Training is scheduled for Satur 21 from 8 to 3 at Teen 1414 San Antonio in New This will be followed by a self esteem workshop on 24 from 6 to 8 presented by Teen Connection Director Nan cy For more information or to preregister for the training call CPR and first aid Comal County Chapter of the American Red Cross will soon sponsor CPR and first aid classes at the Garza Street Classroom across from McKenna Memorial Community CPR will be offered from 610 10 and 12 and 12 from g standard first 14 from 8 and Oct 8 and 9 from 610 Classes are offered on a first firstserve To register call FFA meeting Any Canyon High School FFA pr Junior FFA member interested in raising lambs or broilers have a mandatory meeting 11 at the Agriculture Science Building at Lamb raisers will meet at 7 and broiler raisers will meet at 8 So 2 Gooa oay Southeast winds at about 10 mph should accompany todays high near falling to an overnight low near Partly cloudy conditions yield a slight chance for afternoon or evening Similar condi tions are forecast for Wed nesdays high in New Braunfels was 91 and the overnight low was In the 24hour period ending at 7 inch of rain was For more weatherinfor please see Page totklt DEAR TV Council retains manager ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer A divided New Braunfcls City Council voted 43 early Thursday to retain City Manager Paul Grohman after a fourhour meeting behind closed In a brief open session following the executive Mayor Pro Tern Ramon Chapa made a motion to keep land Council Member Bill Arnold seconded the Voting in favor were Clinton Brandt and Lorainc while Mayor James Goodbrcad and Council Members Rudy Seidcl and Paul Eraser voted Some qf the 30 or so remaining audience members clapped following the After the the mayor said serious questions concerning Groh man remain unanswered in his Allegations discussed during the executive session were sufficient enough to warrant but sev eral council members went into the meeting with minds already made Goodbread Theres too numerous peo ple who are not supporting Groh man in this I sec some ethical and Id really rather go into that at a later Good brcad also commenting after the said he was encouraged by four council members listening to the despite Grohman not being given the opportunity to face his The accusations appeared to center on the testimony of a single employee who felt too much was expected of Grohman When youre a you expect you expect excel and you do make people mad sometimes because they are not will ing to give whats necessary to get the job Grohman We really are so thin in our staffing that we dont have the luxury of hav ing anyone doing an adequate must do an abovepar Goodbread said the executive ses sion involved more than one employ ees comments about Grohmans but that he could not elaborate because the matter was dis cussed in executive Only time will tell whether Groh man can continue to function effec tively as city manager said who added that he per sonally planned no future executive sessions on the Chapa said he was disappointed with the way the mayor handled the especially because Good bread before the executive session withheld information from at least three council members that Good bread had gathered concerning Even certain staff members received information before some of the Chapa Goodbread while he did not have enough confidence in Chapa to reveal any information every council member heard the SM 2 A road and frontend loader are visible at the scene of a Wednesday mishap that killed grader operator George Franke Photo by Robert Stewart Grader crushes 58 By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A Comal County man was killed Wednesday in a freak construction accident when the road maintaincr he was operating slid down an embankment into a crushing George Frank of the 5200 block of Highway 281 was declared dead by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Cur ly Smith at Smith ruled the cause of death accidental and determined the time of death to be about 1 Fromme was building a road off Spring Branch Road near Bulvcrde to provide access to several tracts of His George Fromme Construction Company had been contracted to build the His George Fromme of New was working with him at the time of his Chris Kcm and Reagan Grounds of the Branch EMS arrived on the scene but the death apparently had been Fromme used a frontend loader to push the tree branch up to free the body that was pinned between the tree and the steering wheel and control Fromme said he was working up a nearby hill and did not actual ly see the accident take He was a wellliked man in the Kem There was about a 30minute wait before a Justice of the Peace could be found to declare the He had lots of bruise marks on the pfihis said nal Investigator Carl Davis of the Comal County Sheriffs The men had been building the road since June according to James an owner of nearby Representatives of Doeppcnsc hmidt Funeral Home retrieved the Funeral arrangements are CED sets cent tax rate By ROBERT STEWART SUM Writer The board of trustees of the Comal County Education District approved a tax rate of cents per valua tion of property at their meeting Wed nesday This rate will be charged to home owners in addition to taxes paid to school The board also approved a CED budget of for the 199192 school We will come back to you in the middle of the school year for budget said Abel Comal Independent School District business We will have to add in attorneys fees of 15 percent for delinquent collections that are actually paid by the delinquent tax payer but we still have to put it in the CISD was previously selected by the board to be administrator of the Board President Leroy Goodson asked how much the Comal Appraisal District will charge for The district charges a cents per parcel collection fee to CISD and will charge an additional cents per parcel for CED Campos The Appraisal District had to acquire new software to add an extra line to the tax Campos Total estimated collection cost is with of that for Comal County collections and for New Braunfels Another expense in the budget is a miscellaneous Campos explained that over of that was for the filing of form 1023 with the Internal Revenue Ser vice to establish the CEDs identity as a government entity with exempt sta This means that the CED will not have to file any annual forms with the Campos Trustee Dick Robinett asked if the Attorney General of Texas could just file one form for the entire CED I checked with TEA Texas Edu cation Agency and it was their opin ion that each CED had to file sepa Campos Thats a way for the federal gov ernment to generate more said Lonnie New Braunfels ISO assistant superintendent for To determinei a tax a funding requirement provided by the state as a target amount was used and a 90 percent collection rate was We need a rate of cents to cov er appraisal errors and so Campos Trustees Lee Ikels asked if all SM 2 Local angler had line on Soviet coup attempt A fishing trip to the Soviet Union held some tense moments for Jeroni mo Jergins of New Braunfels rhis party survived a plane crash during the failed Photo by Mark Warnken ByMARKWARNKEN Stilt Writer New Braunfels resident and world class angler Jeronimo Jergins lived a piece of history on a fishing trip to the Soviet Union during the recent failed Jergins which started with a quest to a remote part of Siberia in search of a rare included a plane crash and some tense moments at their small hotel during the which has triggered a series of historic Along on the trip were Clive Gam senior writer with Sports Illus trated magazine Jerry a national ly recognized angler from the Seattle area and Jergins Jer owner of Jeronimo Jergins develops hunting and fishing tours throughout the He also is coowner of the Mazatlan Charlies restaurant in When leaving a remote village near the fishing sites to return to a larger Soviet city for the flight back to the 20passenger Aeroflot plane carrying Jergins and his com panions crashed at the end of the run way during Another 100 feet and they may all have he Group members had another sur prise in store for them when they returned to their hotel to await another he When we returned to the little vil the coup was going Jergins All of the a bunch of Americans were showing up and the coup was going We were warned to lock our doors because they thought we might be All they knew was that their country was in upheaval and here were these Ameri They had never seen Americans where we Jergins said they watched the coup unfold on Soviet with the help of their while sitting with villagers and Because the wrecked plane blocked the nearby a helicopter later was sent to the village to pick up the stranded Once again the group faced obstacles because the helicopter was loaded with cartons of eggs enough to fill a But the village wasnt prepared to buy the which had to be deliv ered before the passengers could be picked We wound up paying for a truckload of eggs for the villagers so we could get the hell out of Jergins The fishing trip targeted the perhaps the rarest salmon in the This intelligent fish grows to 100 pounds and prefers dwelling in deep spots in the rivers it never leaves factors which combine to make it a challenging game Jergins But its future appears Local fishermen scoop up the taimen in nets when the rivers run low in and the fish is slow to reach he This is a fish that takes IS to 20 years before being ablfl to Jergins The taimen likely will be extinct in our Jergins said his company likely 2
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