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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 228 and COMAL COUNTY Home of Susan Collins Friday October 1991 One 16 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Eric Teresa Woo Linda Les Sta cey Carol Juanita Diane Clay Col Melissa Scrna and Steven Celebrating a birthday Andrew Christopher Belated birthday wishes to Lucy Happy anniversary today to Tony and Mary Edgar and Evelyn Harborth and Rachel and Jesse Noyola Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Hospital Auxiliary McKenna Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold an orientation meeting 9 at the hospital at Anyone interested in volunteering at the hospital is invited to Arthritis self help Self help classes for people with arthritis will be 10 through 14 on Thursday afternoons from at McKenna Memorial Hospital Garza Street 143 Garza There is a fee for the class and scho larships arc The classes are offered by the Arthritis Found To register call Casino night Canyon Lake Chamber of Com mercewill present Casino Night 26 from 710 at Woodlands Country Doors open at Advance tickets at the Door prizes and Las Vegas style games planned for the BaDysittirig will be Tick ets arc available at a number of loqations including the Times Guardian and New Braunfels Second time around Veterans of Foreign Wars in Startzville will sponsor a second time around sale at the post home located on FarmtoMarket 2673 from to tomor GermanAmerican Day October 6 is GermanAmerican a celebration of German her itage and You will find these titles among others in the Dittlinger Memorial Librarys Tcxana Collection Ferdinand Lindhcimers A life Among the Texas German Pioneers in Texas and Memoirs of a Texas Pioneer Visit the library six days a week at 373 Magazine Baby and Me Moms and dads are invited to bring their diaperclad dynamos to The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels where theres a new Baby and The program is a time for infants and Program limes arc from 11 to noon each Monday for parents of under After a brownbag lunch from noon to the program is open to parents of over2s from to For more infor mation call 2 Good Day A hot day today with temper atures near 95 and south to south west winds at 1520 mph should yield to cloudier conditions with the arrival ovemight of a cold For the high in the 70s and ovemight lows in the 50s are In New Braunfels jhe high was 88 and the overnight low was For weather see Page Insldt DEAR RiUCUOUS TV Joining Chamber of Commerce board chairman Manard Ivy in clipping a ribbon at Bungy Over Texas are Susie and Jane Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder Chamber ribboncutting greets Bungy Over Texas Operators say more insurance being arranged By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer A spokeswoman for the Preiss Heights bungeejumping business says Bungy Over Texas will have no difficulty meeting new state insurance requirements the county is The recreational which opened July 4 on Edwards Boulevard just outside New will be required within 15 days to provide a State Board of Insurance certificate to the county proving the business has at least million in bodily injury liabil ity insurance coverage per as required under the Amusement Ride Safety and Inspection Insurance said County Attorney Nathan The Suite Board of Insurance ruled lust week that bungce jumping quali 2 By ROBERT STEWART StaH Writer Its official Bungy Over Texas was welcomed as a part of the New Braunfels business community by the Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday About 40 people including Chamber of Commerce Chairman Manard County Commissioner Neil Craigmile and Sheriff Jack Bremer turned out for the party featuring barbecue catered by Granzins and live music by Mogen David and the Grapes of Ivy introduced Susie director of JFF which owns Bun gy Over She thanked the crowd for coming out and introduced her The staff includes Linda manager Daniel Mike and David equipment Onsite security is provided under contract by Bill and Terry I would like to thank Molly Joes Restaurant and Abbotts River Outfitters for their continuous Simpson Ivy and Abbott then used the Chambers golden shears to cut a rib bon actually a piece of cord from a bungee harness stretched across the entrance to the bungee Who wants to see Manard jump Simpson asked the The crowd reacted enthusiastically but Ivy Simpson said that business remains good at the especially on They are currently running a twoforTuesday special where customers receive two jumps for on The bungee people have brought a lot of people to New Jane Abbott Theyve really put New Braunfels on the map like the Guadalupe River Bungy Over Texas joined the Chamber in early August due to schedul ing the ribboncutting ceremony was not held until Simp son They are also a member of the Canyon Lake Chamber of she County fails to back raise for attorney ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday declined County Attorney Nathan Rhcinlanders request for a 3 percent costofliving salary Last a ninemember citizen Salary Grievance selected at random from the grand jury voted 72 in favor of Rhein landcrs A unanimous vote would have granted the request auto while fewer than six votes in favor would have killed The 72 vote total left the final decision up to the In the countys 1992 budget approved by commissioners last Rhcinlanders salary remained unchanged from the 1991 total of Salary officials for top elected and appointed department heads ranged from no increase to 16 averaging about 5 All employees on the county salary including those in the coun ty attorneys received 3per cent cost of living salary increases and were eligible for additional 2percent merit After a presentation by Rheinlandcr and responses from each commission er during the courts weekly Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craig mile moved to approve the recom mendation of the citizen Salary Grie yarice spying the court needed listen towhat constituents oiri trie committee His motion died for lack of a In his Rheinlander said he believed Commissioners Court through its budgetary authority is trying to control elected who should instead be responsible to the I do not and will not the authority of this body to conduct merit evaluations of elected Rheinlander I do not care what you think of me or what my office has been The only merit evaluation that I care about is what happens at the polls on election Rheinlander said the responsibili ties of the county attorneys office have increased greatly since his elec tion in November including County Court at Law criminal and United Bid could be awarded soon ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday opened two bids on a proposed computer sys tem upgrade and expect to award a bid next The Software Group and IBM both submitted lengthy and com plicated and the amounts were not immediately TSGs bid included both software and while the IBM bid included only said County Judge Carter the countys current soft ware contractor based in has proposed system improvements and additions expected to cost more than in the first year of a fiveyear based on recommendations by independent computer consultant Bill McGinty of During the five such an upgrade would be expected save the county about over try ing to improve and maintain the countys current main central com TSG guarantees to solve all current responsetime problems in the system through the After county cials met with a TSG representa tive to discuss the companys Although invited to IBM was not represented at the meeting and will be contacted before next Casteel 10U pmuml With pledges now totaling the current fund drive for United Way of Comal County is at 58 percent of its civil District Court juvenile criminal criminal hot check legal opinion and justice of the peace criminal He also said the court has been moving toward micromanagement by interfering at an increasing level in daytoday administration by elected and appointed department Allocation of resources within my department should be mine and mine See Page 2 Garden Ridge council backs suspension ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The Garden Ridge City Council has upheld the police chiefs threeday suspension of a police department sergeant in connection with an unau thorized investigation of city Police Chief Parus Dudley sus pended Larry a fulltime officer in the city since without pay on 30 and 2 and In a letter outlining reasons for the suspen Dudley said Swain violated sev eral sections in the police department policy manual on 22 by attempt ing to listen to a Sheriffs Department tape of dispatch telephone conversa tions on In voting conducted by Mayor Lin da Klekar after a 1A hour admini strative hearing during Wednesdays See 2 SAFE has plan to unite bolster waste fight By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor Securing a Future Environment board members unanimously voted Thursday to present a plan to New Brauivfels City Council members that could restore unity to the council and fight said Paul SAFE The group had hoped to present the plan before the City Councils execu tive session but had not been successful in being placed on the agenda as of presstime SAFE was formed to oppose efforts by Lafarge Corporation and subsidi ary Systech Environmental to store aria bum hazardous waste at the Bal cones Cement plant near New The agenda this morning stated the council would go into executive ses sion at Monday to discuss personnel matters and reconvene in open session to take possible action on hiring an investigator to probe alle gations against the city manager and the City The agenda will be posted this SAFE board members have been considering the possibility of recalling cer tain council One of my concerns is that we wont have an opportunity to present Pennington plan could restore unity and also fight Lafarge I cant tell you what the SAFE board members have been considering the possibility of recall ing certain council but have put that on hold in lieu of the According to the City any elected city official shall be subject to recall and removal from office by the qualified voters of the city on grounds of misconduct or mal feasance in In recent weeks City Council mem bers have become divided on a num ber of issues regarding the alleged conduct of City Manager Paul Groh While the city manager tuts among a number of allega that he influenced city employ ees to vote a certain way in several including the hazardous waste members of SAFE said that is clouding the fight against The councils first division came several weeks ago when Mayor James council members Paul Fraser and Rudy Seidel voted to oust Grohman while council members Bill Loraine Ramon Chapa and Clinton Brandt voted to keep
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