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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinions DAVID Editor and Publisher JANINE Managing Editor Page 4A New Texas October 1991 Published Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by Mw Braunfels 707 Landa or Drawer Texas Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels HeraldZeilung at New DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN Managing Editor CHERYL DUVALL Business Manager KAREN REININGER Classified Manager JIM HORNBECK Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom Foreman Carrier delivered in ComalandGuadalupe counties three six JO 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 Texas 781311328 EDITORIALS Leadership has higher standard Th c who sec1 I positions of leadership by the very nature of such positions are and should be held to higher standards than are or should be those who That is as it should Those who lead set examples for others to They are They are role The New Braunfels Independent School District currently is considering a Student Leadership and Responsibility Policy that would formalize a standard of behavior for NB1SD students who seek or accept leadership The if would hold those in leadership roles to higher standards regarding the misuse of alcohol and other intoxicants and moodaltering or behavior altering That higher standard concerns In they should we adopt such a policy Is it right to for the same offense Such concern is It demonstrates a desire to do what is But adoption of the policy in what is New Braunfels High School Student Body President Kourtney Goerges put it I really hope that you do approve this policy because drug and alcohol abuse is our biggest I know when we set a high level of expectation our students can meet Is it possible that not only NBHS but the rest of the world is plagued today by drugand alcoholrelated crime and other prob lems because at some point as as groups as a lowered our expectations and let it become OK to do things we once would have considered abominable And might that not have happened had we expected more of those who would lead others Its about time leaders ended citys squabble Give it a rest The squabble involving members of the New Braunfels City Council and the city manager now has drawn the attention of the media in San The public linger pointing probably was good for a giggle or two in the nearby Beyond such fleeting amusement the whole mess has no redeeming value It is time for it all to Whatever must be done to accomplish that should be quickly Far more important than who is right and who is wrong and who cares anyway is the fact that the ongoing bickering is mak ing us all look far is painting us as a community whose members do not have and cannot get their collective act Would you locate an industry in a community whose city coun cil was devoting all its efforts to a fuss about whether or not its city manager should slay or go Would you build a business in such a community Would you fund a bond issue for such a community Todiyi editorials were written Ijy Duvid cdiuir mid puhlishcr of The New Jliuuiilclt I Your representatives George Bush President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania 20500 Greg Laughlin House of Representatives District 14 Guadalupe County 1713 Longworth Office 20510 Lloyd Bentsen United States Senate 703 Hart 20510 Phil Gramrn United States Senate 370 Russell 20510 Texas Ann Richards Governors Office State Capitol Texas 78711 All that matters is what the reader sees Expressed elsewhere on this as an is this newspapers position on all the folderol at City That position is It is that the whole mess really means little to anyone except those directly It is that it is time for those involved to quit poking at each other a description offered by a political figure not involved in the city hall goings on and one much respected in our area and act like In we think both sides are We think the whole thing is But because it is being played out by people who decide the course of our people who spend millions and millions of our dollars that in itself is a little bit isnt it it is the responsibility of this newspaper to accurately report the little drama from day to Thats often tougher than it Let me offer an illustration of On Wednesday afternoon of last three members of the New Braunfels City Council came to this newspaper with a statement they wished Early in the development of this David Sullens whole Mayor Jim Goodbread took mild exception to an editorial I had We talked about it and I invited him then to write a guest col umn expressing his own When he came to see me Jim Goodbread presented his state ment in that But guest columns run on the edi torial page and this newspaper cur rently runs editorial pages only on Wednesdays and In the interest of I asked the folks in the to see that the guest ran in some other It appeared on the front page of our Thursday next to two sto ries about the ongoing It was in a box and it was headlined A statement from Mayor James On Saturday City Manager Paul Grohman called seeking publication of a statement of his own and asking that his statement be published in exactly the same place that was the That statement was deliv ered by Grohmans attorney in another phone reiterated that request for Complicating the decision is the fact that Grohmans statement is sig nificantly longer than Goodbreads in exceeds the length out lined within our guidelines for publi cation as a guest Seeking guest column Goodbread had very carefully written his to conform with the HeraldZeitungs guidelines for editorial page because it was delivered on Grohmans column was positioned for publication on a day when we sell Forum Retreat Editor in the high above ihe tree amid the rock and patches of stubborn and much of lifes apparent priorities fade as those rise to the forefront that speak of Far below this massed upheaval of earth and long dis tance away from here the affairs of my fellow men call them to toil at labors that now fail to spark my soul with And I fear the greatest truths are presently being hidden from mankind through the mechanization of What we elect to give val ue in life is often a matter zealously failed at through the temptations imposed on each of us by our technol ogy and What carries more to the completeness of our lives the favored personality on the TV or the eyes of our children reflecting tlie of the day Arc we content with our moments walking about our greatest encumbrance we call concerned with the impending the condition of the car relations with our world events I stand here on this having scaled it from the bushwhacking through the forest and the alders feeling the sun on my face and while the steady load of rny puck rifle resist my upward and it becomes with Letter policy The HeraldZeilung 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 Brpunfels Drawer New Texas or brought to our offices at 707 in me a great strength that all it took was the decision to light out alone and find that truth awaits each of us when we become journeymen and seek without Reverence becomes an experience for me in the wilderness like a great renewing of my faith and Often Jesus retreated to the mountains and we must all begin to find patches of wild ground to which we may flee for the purpose of examining our lives and our JeffDogue New Braunfels Unfavorable publicity Editor The unfavorable publicity of the last few days is something the citizens of New Braunfels do not The people of New Braunfels have tried and succeeded in making this com munity the envy of not only other cities that arc neighbors of but also cities around the The members of the City Council who recently voted to retain City Manager Grohman as well as others who were on the council at the time he was hired need to answer some When you hired the city mana did you expect thai he would be a fulltime city manager Some lime after he got here it was reported that he was also leaching a course at Southwest Texas Slate in San Bui Grohman was quoted as saying when asked about this matter I am doing ihis Page 6A more copies of the What would you have done How would you have handled the second column Or even the first As this is writien late Saturday I dont know what we are going 10 I probably woni like I pick my paper up from my driveway Sunday I left that up to the very capable people who put together our news product day after week in and week My input was lo remind ihem of somelhing the best newspaperman Ive ever known told me three or four years It is his guiding principle and it is X Its pretty Here it is All that matters is what the reader In other our responsibility is to those who read our Our responsibility is to give you a accurate and unbiased pic ture of what is going If the best way 10 do that is to pub lish one statement where we pub lished thats what well If theres a belter thats what well David Sullens ii editor and publisher of The Emotions Grace of long walk By JOHN INGRAM Vacationing this summer and I turned off New Mexico Highway 522 at Amalia and entered Costilla Canyon marveling at the apparent untouched beauty of the mountain peaks and the swift running We kept reminding ourselves to keep this ShangriLa a secret only later to discover everybody else already knew about this sportsmans We just happened to arrive at the tailend of the season getting the impression that we were James Hilton discovering another Lost We wound through the ever I narrowing andl increasingly spec1 tacular soon discovering a I primitive roadl turning south that passed through an unguarded gale I with a sign announcing the Walker entrance to Rio a private hunting and fishing Since was no guard at the gate we drove shifting to four wheel drive as road narrowed and climbed higher and higher toward Latir series of mountain lakes fceu above sea At the lakes we disv covered the property or to be more he discovered us He collected our day fee and told us we were the only people in the world who had never heard of Rio camp three deep around these lakes during seasons To the place remained a As the others 1 decided to explore the but I forgot to tell After I was just going to the next Then I decided to go to the next and then the Arriv ing at the highest lake I decided climb the mountain The slope was easy and the climb wouldnt I In the began searching for calling my name again and Arriving back at base cxulv tanl from my big I discov ered a angry wife and per plexed friends all troubled by my nar Suddenly I fell pretty On the trip back home J pondered the levels of analogy represented Sometimes we get so carried away by our ambition that we forget the impli cations of our At other our actions prevent our hearing the voices of our loved And theres ihe comparison to Gods God is always after calling our name no matter where we arc on ihc The message becomes an admonition to take time to ur contemplate the impact of our and 10 remember that God and who love us will forgive our self centered acis especially if we clean all the pan fry them extra deli and clean up Wnlkcr it medical director of Hill Country lloipiul wiii a private psy practice if New   

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