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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Pap 2A New Texas October 1991 Weather Grohman Water Canyon Lake Canyon Lake Canyon Lake South Texas forecasts TODAYMONDAY Skies north and partly to mostly cloudy south through Scattered showers Sunday over the Cool nights and mild Lows from 40s in the Hill Country to 50s and 60s extreme Highs Sunday in the mostly 80s on The State A cool front brought rain to South Texas when low tempera tures mixed with hot air from the Gulf of Mexico More than an inch fell as showers per sisted all Watch cfs same cfs down 11 feet down Highs were in the 20 degrees lower than Fridays temp Winds whipped the reg ion at 30 West Texas had sunny skies with varied winds of up to 15 Highs were near Lows dipped to the upper North Texas was cool and dry except for a few high North to northeasterly reached 15 Gusty winds reached 20 mph in central and cast North Sunny skies are forecast for West Texas through Lows are expected in the 40s with highs in the reaching the mid80s in the Big Bend river Imagi from t A The dispute involving the city man ager that divided the council heated up during a fourhour executive session on after which the council voted 43 to retain the services of City Manager Paul During the executive the council inter viewed city department heads and employees about the Council members voting in favor of were Mayor Pro Tern Ramon Chapa and council members Bill Clinton Brandt and Lor aine Mayor James Ooodbread and council members Rudy Seidel and Paul Frascr voted against Orohman said he had requested the 11 meeting in an attempt to put the matter to but the issue was far from Several of the council members supporting Orohman later expressed disappointment with the way the may or withheld information from some council members but shared it with others after an investigation to verify allegations against Grohman from a city A 14 emergency meeting called by Arnold and Kraft to remove and replace the mayor fell one member shy of the five needed for a quorum to conduct Another executive session attended by the full this time lasting three followed on Sept 30 TM council unanimously voted to hire an outside firm to investigate allegations of improper conduct against the city manager and all council The council also set Mondays meeting to decide on the investigator and the scope of the In a written statement to the New Braunfels HeraWZeitung responding to comments by the mayor published last Grohman said Eraser and Seidel arc hid ing behind the guise of saving taxpay er money when in reality they dont want to face an investigation on char moral and ethical By seeking an outside law enforce ment agency who Can only investigate illegal they avoid the aforemen tioned allegations as well as slow the entire process that will continue doing damage to not only my but also to the entire New Brauhfels OMman We must have a comprehensive and timely investigation that leaves no stones I am not afraid of the truth coming out so t believe we should not limit our but ensure the public gets thetruth A loose reading of the statements from the council of three would have one believetilfcyiife the only council mem bers City Council authorized to be when in City Coun cil voted on to investi gate not only myself but also the entire City The integrity and wis dom of the other four council members shows not only courage and a willing ness to get to the but also their conviction that neither they nor I have done anything In the letter Grohman also referred to the polygraph test he recently took and passed at his own noting that the licensed operator hid more than 15 years of It is ludicrous to think that a man who depended on his license as allveiihood would lie for a man who he Had never met Grohman He went on to challenge Seidel and Frascr to take liedetector tests of their the council of three has shown a keen interest in being more involved in daytoday operations of MtKiiv which is clearly outside our charter and our form of government Glrdh man This type of policy board involvement in daytoday operations historically have meant ohtf thing higher cost with lower I am known to be a very strong willed manager who will not allow council interference with employees trying to do their If I were out of their they could indeed to hire a manager who would allow their interference and involvement in day today Continued from 1A people have all the facts for their They interpret the facts Schitna Former New Braunfels Mayor Doug Miller said he hopes the city resolves the issues quickly and returns to the business of taking care of resi dents Any type of controversy is unfor tunately seen as a negative reflection on the even though it may some times be Miller Comal County Judge Carter also a former member and president of the Comal Independent School District board of said disagreements are common between elected officials and their As long as those disagreements and arguments are handled on a pro fessional without getting into personalities and personal then thats a normal course of con Casteel But when you get into the boxing ring without the gloves and anything then I think it is detrimental to the communitys moral fabric as well as its economic And if those personal attacks con tinue over a period of it can be Its important for govern mental leaders to resolve issues on a professional level so they can get on with the business of providing ser vices to the she Retired New Reagan a member oT the 1991 New Braunfels Charter Review Com mittee among other City Council and mayoral election systems said the dispute seems out of character for New adding that he strongly disapproves of airing the controversy through the San Antonio If I had anything to do with Id say its time for cooler heads to pre and for all of the people who have been playing it to the media just to shut up and let the investigation go Lets clear the air and get back to business and quit the politicking and the he Im afraid weve had some grand standing going Weve had some oneissue candidates whose sole pur pose for serving is getting rid of Reagan And the city is much bigger than a oneissue com Weve got our kids to worry weve got other and weve got a way of life that we need to preserve that is more than just being Reagan said the dispute wont affect the charges of the Charter Review which will make its recommendations independent of the personalties on the City One of the most important topics the committee is studying is allowing citizens to elect the mayor instead of the council continuing to name one of its members as Newborns get early jump on reading ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Each new mother at McKenna Memorial Hospital receives an educa tional childrens book to introduce the newborn to But theres no quiz to test the babys knowledge before release from the maternity even though a local teachers organization supplies the free Through its Books for the the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma an international society of women educators dedicated to community professional development and social activities promotes early childhood said Bonnie chapter president and head of the New Braunfels High School math The local chapter is supposed to do something to further Leitch The goal is to make sure that every baby bom at our hospital is presented with a along with a little brochure that tells the mother where to get other books and how to use the It really is the kind of thing as women we are really inter ested in because every statistical result that Ive seen suggests that if children read or are exposed to books before they go to theyll be Janey De La Garza and her new Siobhain Jennie receive an educational book from Cynthia assistant head nurse in the McKenna Memorial Hospital maternity Photo by Mark Warnken better off all the way through Leitch Cynthia assistant head nurse in McKennas maternity depart said the hospital gave the gifts to all the mothers of the 650 babies bom at the hospital last The simple which teach about such subjects as the alphabet or have no strings she They are simple and easy little and they are all Buryanek the parent will sit down with the book and read to the If there are other children at they see the and parents can take the time to read with We are involved in the total Were interested in that child It doesnt stop at Well see these kids Buryanek explain ing why the hospital wanted to be CUSTOM HOMES FOR FREE Estimates Call or corrte by Bob Barber Homes 783 Loop 337 New TX or REMODELING Schriewer LOW COST HEALTH INSURANCE Schriewer Associates 6258545 by Philadelphia American Ufa I V O R C E HHMHM MM MM MM I New Location 707 Suite 208 ESTHER SEIDEL ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW Former Assistant Criminal District Attorney 707 Walnut 208 New TX Fully by Suprame Court ol not certified by TX Board ol Legal CRIMINAL CASES McKENNA PLAN Now Available to groups of 3 or Jeff Mund 6252368 DRIvlM ORLAN 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