Friday, October 11, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 11, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Friday October 1991 233 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home me of Raymond Mendez 4r Two 18 Pages stammtisch Upgrade package approved Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Rozlynn Oayle Fred Vega Sandra Eli zabeth Rcgina Aaron Anthony Kimbcrly Tul Doug Wally Roxannc Tony Villa Eddie Darlcnc Ramiczand Jcancltc Belated birthday wishes to Erma Happy anniversary today to Clarence and Valira Wesley and Ora Red and Allccn Brett and Tammi Smith and Milton and Bon nie Celebrating a birthday Sammy Will Mark Bear Elaine Marie George Isabel Boy Edward Sanchez and Pete Gonzales Happy anniversary Saturday to Ramon and Fcrmina Espinoza and Orlando and Ruby Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Heritage Exhibit The Heritage Society Schoolroom of the War needs the following items for its slated for 110 Round ink bottles with a wall pencil pencil lunch round pint milk real 10 cent war savings stamps and elementary textbooks in good looseleaf note books and students and small or medium sized fish Call boris Parks at 6258871 for more Golf tournament Its lime to tee off for the Ameri can Cancer Societys River Coun try Golf Tournament at Northcliffe Country Club This years beginning with lunch at will be a twogolfer scramble with flighting by handi with a shotgun start at 1 The American Cancer Society hopes to raise more than twice last years funds of The tour nament entry donation is per person per team and includes green golf lunch and refreshments during the The deadline to enter is Cochairmen Johnny Johnson and Pete Hcndricks said entry forms are available at all area golf courses or by contacting Bob at or Tim Rummage sale BRACKEN Bracken United Methodist Women are sponsoring a rummage sale 19 from 8 to 2 at the fellow ship FarmtoMarkct For more information or directions call 6251849 or 512 DRT meets Saturday The Ferdinand Lindhcimer Daughters of the Republ ic of Texas will meet at the Forkc Store in Conservation Plaza tomor row at Mil Duhon will give a biographical sketch of her James the last courier to leave the For more about eligibility to join the DRT call 6293272 or Natures Way Natures Way Arachnophobi sponsored by the city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation is slated for Wcdnes 2 Good Day Highs in the low 80s and over night lows in the high 50s are likely throughout South Central Texas the remainder of the For weather see Page Inside DEAR RELIQIOU8 TV ByMARKWARNKEN Writer The Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday tentatively approved in computer sys tem Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with Piano based The Software Group on the condition that each commissioner individually approved the final con tracts later that Under the TSG as the systems integrator has complete responsibility for the countys compu TSG guarantees to provide users a twosecond response time for simple computer transactions and vir tually no down time or loss of produc tivity due to changing the If all performance conditions arent TSG promises to refund the countys Changes in regulations on adultoriented busines ses to be Page 2A money and remove the new equip ment at its own Precinct 1 Commissioner Jumbo Evans said he wanted to read the contracts thoroughly before giving final What was presented a few minutes ago was not one contract but four or and I question if thats really what Comal County Evans It was my impression that we were contracting with one TSG President Glenn Smith said his as the systems integra will be countys primary con according to the proposed countyTSG The other prop osed subcontracts arc maintenance agreements directly between the county and suppliers of the hardware the county will he By contracting the county will save overhead costs on maintenance payments and be less locked in to Smith TSG and IBM both submitted prop osals opened by the court last the countys current software submitted a bid that included both hardware and TSG as outlined in the proposal specifica while IBMs bid included only Based on recommendations to the county by independent computer con sultant Bill McGinty of TSG proposed the hardware and software upgrade to the countys judicial and sheriff Most of the countys current hardware will continue to be and the prop osal includes 60 additional computer terminals above the current The upgrade features a new main computer for the Courthouse judicialprocessing part of the About of the total wiH go toward additions to the while the remaining is for a previously approved enhance ments in the sheriffs According to trying to window dress problems with the cur rent system would cost about more during the next four years than the The countys current system which features a oneofakind Unisys hardwareTSG software is now at New software and the Mips RC 3360 central computer arc targeted at allowing expandability and eliminating current compatibility Since implementing the current system in phases beginning in the county has spent more than on training and Problems marrying the hardware and soft ware have left employee users com plaining that extremely slow response times limit their County including the county and a TSG representa tive thoroughly examined Mips financial County Judge Carter Casteel said after the Despite reports in industry journals of a recent quarterly loss by Mips Computer the company as u whole appears she We reel very comfortable with Casteel We looked at the company over a period of SM Drug bust Joseph James Schultz answers questions as an investigator inspects his office in the 800 block of Interstate Photo by Robert Stewart Illegal investment alleged By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A New Braunfels man remains in the Comal County Jail in lieu of a bond today on charges of illegal investment after alleged ly purchasing a large quantity of cocaine from undercover narcotics said Comal County Sher iff Jack Bremen Joseph James Schultz of the 800 block of Northstar Loop is a district representative for the Aid Association for an insurance company located in a business park in the 800 block of Interstate He was arrested around 6 Thursday after allegedly paying cash in bills for one kilogram of which is approximately Bremcr We have an illegal invest Bremcr A local trying to make some The sheriffs department was assisted in the arrest by officers of the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force of which Bremcr is executive Besides the sheriffs investigators seized computer and two boxes filled with pornographic numbering more than Also taken were catalogs and order forms for pornographic There were some cut and ziplock Bremer It was unsure whether the video tapes were being He had multiple copies of some Bremer Also seized were electronic See Page 2A Shields briefed on CISDs ills Comal Independent School District Superintendent Joe Rogers told State Board of Education member John Shields that CISD has been penalized because it consolidated and brought the rural districts to the point where they are Shields met with officials of the Comal Independent School District in a Thursday meeting at the CISD Cen tral Administration Office to discuss the school funding formula To put us in the same classifica tion with Alamo Heights which has seven square four campuses and zero growth is said Trustee Tom Something very radical is going to happen to our dis trict if something doesnt According to the state funding for CISD is classified as a propertyrich school Comal ISO has lost in funding from the State of Texas for the 199192 school year due to changes in the funding formula and prorata District officials asked Shields to consider an adjustment in the funding formula that would take into consider ation the geographic sparsity of The schools arc but they existed before the district said Abel business Shields agreed to attend a meeting with members of the CISD board of and Lionel state commissioner of educa on 22 to discuss the dis tricts funding lets be sure there is no mis take said Then lets look at the The commissioner of education retains the option to adjust the The meeting was not posted as a public board meeting but some school board trustees and members of the public showed If we have a rollback or more pro rata we are talking about cut ting all extracurricular all UIL all honors and advanced placement And we will have nothing else to cut but said Trustee Connie Weve cut everything patrons and taxpayers in the CISD are invited to a public meet ing at Monday at Smithson Valley High School with State Bill Sims and State Edmund Kucmpel to address the funding crisis in the local school Commissioners nominate Clennan for CAD board ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Comal County Tax Assessor Collector Gloria Clennan was nomi nated by the Commissioners Court on Thursday to serve on the Comal Appraisal District board of Precinct 4 Commissioner Morris Moc Schwab made a motion to nominate Clennan after thanking Pre cinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmile for his four years of service on the After a second by Precinct 1 Commissioner Jumbo the board voted unanimously to nomi nate the tax assessorcollector for a twoyear After the Clennan said the court asked her to serve on the five member CAD a common statewide practice for county tax who work with local appraisal districts almost Craigmile said he didnt decline to serve a third term and believed CAD scats should be extensions of the gov erning he is secret ary of the County Judge Carter Casteel said the court agreed that who has served on the board would be a good nominee based on her knowledge of and experience with the appraisal districts It was certainly no disrespect or discredit to Commissioner Craig miles service on the Casteel Others currently serving on the CAD board are Chairman David Vice Chairman Raymond Soecht Harvey Papc and Felipe Ramirez Herald extendings Us office hours Beginning the HeraldZeitung offices at 707 Landa will open at 8 Day after said Editor and Publisher David people come to the paper between 8 and to try and do business with us and wind up having to If that many people expect us to be ready to help them at 8 thats when we need to be The newspapers hours had been The closing lime will remain Nut just a but any business needs to meet the needs of the people who depend on Sullons This is no big but 1 hope it will help us do that u little bit Music fast dedication Robert Earl Keen leads his group in a countrywestern tune at the Songwriters Dedication to Gfuene Music Pest at Landa Station Friday Festivities kick off tonight for the 5th Annual Qruene Music Fest slated all day Saturday In For more Information call Photo by Karla Wenzel