Sunday, October 13, 1991

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas AVAIMILI COPY Sunday October 1991 234 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS ar Home of Charles Webb Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Joanna Joe Angel Melissa Ann Oucrrcr Margo James Erika Tam my Herry Pete Oonzales Sean Phillip Wallie nn Sachtlcben and Cherry Key Belated birthday wishes to Cathy Morgan Shannon Bobby Jessica Johnny John Banda McKinnis and Gloria Celebrating a birthday Robert Michael Betty Anna Clara Bryan Brent Troy Meagan Renae Gomez and Happy anniversary Sunday to Stella and Paul Anthony Espinoza and on Monday to Gary and Char lotte Schccl and and Pete Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Performing artist Wade Butler of San Marcos will demonstrate his techniques in opaque watercolor when he paints a river scene with ducks at the New Braunfels Art League meeting at 7 in the Arts 646 Walnut Pumpkin contest Make plans to be on Main Plaza at 10 to enter your jackolantern in the annual Carved Pumpkin sponsored by the Downtown Asso Categories for the young age 16 and under are funniest and most Young at heart category age 17 and over will be judged ind can Prizes will be given and costumes are There will be face ghosts and plus appjeafaHcesty the New Braunfels Canyon Natural Bridge Caverns Sparky the Fire Dog and EMS Ready Ted 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 Doris 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 Sea Page 2 Good Day After a recordsetting high of 99 degrees south the forecast for today puts the high in the mid90s and the overnight low in the Mondays high should reach only the low 90s with a cold front due about the middle of the For weather see Page Inside 1016C DEAR TV Three 44 Councilmay oust city manager The Whoosits Goodtime Big Pile Band was among those attracting attention at the Gruene Music For more on the please see Page Photos by Robert Stewart It was hot time in Gruene By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The flashback of summer weather and lots of good mus ic led to a hot time Saturday at the Gruene Music Fest in the Gruene Historic District of New I would have to say it was probably the best Weve had a good turnout all said John codirector of the I believe this fifth annual Gruene Music Fest has launched us into the future of many Gruene Music Fests for United Way of Comal County to Payne and Dick Koegle started the now in its fifth as a way for local musicians to do something for the United Way Payne said that they are already looking at a tentative date during October of next I believe we did better than last year at our gate and our auction Friday night beat last years Payne Festhas the United Wqyjiyer fque years and hopes to reach a goal of this Payne During the from Ilia aUdierice up on the dance floor the intersec tion of Gruene and Hunter Roads to show them new ways to do the The of had to put on the obligatory grass skirt to rattle and roll as island drums were Streets in Gruene were blocked off to allow the crowds to freely roam about the visiting different stages and Its a great turnout a lot bigger than last said Ted festival I like volunteering my time because seeing all these people having a good time makes me feel The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels added a fam ily emphasis to the event with a make it and take it The kids are making rain sticks out of cardboard nails and said Janet museum The nails are stuck in the sides of the tubes and the gravel is sealed When the tube is turned the falling gravel sounds like The performing in front of historic Gruene stopped traffic in Gruene the streets were blocked for pedestrian New Braunfels ISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry and his wife enjoyed an afternoon performance by The Whoosits Big Pile Goodtime Garbage The evening was capped off in Gruene Hall with a dance featuring hometown hero Clay Blakcr and his Texas Rogers Kuempel Sims Education forum Monday By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Its not often that taxpayers can talk directly to those who help determine how much money is extracted from their wallets in taxes through their votes in the Texas On there will be one such opportunity as local representatives come back to Comal County to hear what the people have to Comal Independent School District Superintendent Joe Rogers will be hosting a taxpayers meeting with State Senator Bill Sims and State Edmund Kuempel to discuss the state education funding Rogers plans to open the meeting with an overview of the effect of Senate Bill 351 on parents and taxpayers in Comal The local district has lost almost million in state funding for the current school year due to changes in the funding formula and prorata After the superintendent makes his opening comments at the Sims and Kuempel will be given an opportunity to make opening Then the floor will be open to questions and comments from the This meeting has been scheduled in response to a request from our pat rons and Rogers So we hope that a large number of peo ple will Smithson Valley High where the meeting will be will accommodate nearly Rogers The meeting will be held at on 14 at For more information about the meeting call Rogers at 6258081 or NBISD set to consider open forum By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at Tuesday at the Education located at 430 Mill in New Action items at the meeting will include reviewing the sunset provi sion for the open forum which is due to expire The board will also consider adopting a resolution ordering that the NBISD reappor tion singlemember Other action items include Award bid for classroom furni ture for OakRun School Approve payments to Overnight student trips Approval of change order regard ing resolution of the reroofing project Approval of 1991 tax collection report Adoption of adult basic education cooperative resolution Award bid for agriculture truck Approval of outofdistrict stu dent transfers Appointment of textbook selec tion Reports will be heard on proce dures for adopting textbooks in the advisory and outstanding achievements of stu dents and ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council goes behind closed doors Monday to discuss removal of the mayor and continued employment of the city An executive session to discuss city manager personnel matters is sche duled to begin at 6 in the meeting room of the New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castell before the regular council meeting at Agenda items for discussion and action after the executive session arc removal of the retention of the city and appointment of an interim city if After a twohour executive session last Mayor James Good bread said the council had reached a consensus in a positive direction and that further discussion and possi ble action would follow this Last the council was scheduled to decide specifically which allega tions of wrongdoing by the city mana ger and council members would be investigated and which public or pri vate entity would conduct such an The ongoing dispute involving City Manager Paul Grohman that divided the council heated up during a four hour executive session on after which the council voted 43 to ppringthe executive the cbunTif questioned department heads and employees about the which included charges of attempting to influence city Council members voting in favor of Grohman were Mayor Pro Tern Ramon Chapa and Council Mem bers Bill Clinton Brandt and Lorainc Mayor James Good bread and Council Members Rudy Seidel and Paul Fraser voted against Several council members who sup ported Grohman later expressed dis appointment that the mayor shared information about charges against made by a city employee whose name has not been made publ with some members but not others before the closeddoor A 14 emergency meeting attended by Arnold and Kraft to replace the mayor fail ed to draw the fivemember quorum needed to conduct After another session attended by the full council on the council unanimously voted to hire an outside firm to investigate Pastors see a need for cooperation ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Some New Braunfels church lead ers say its time for a spirit of coopera tion to prevail at City The Daryl Higgins of First Protestant Church said reconciliation and peace are needed in city I dont think this is a political Its one of The spiritu al leaders of this community all believe in the spirituality of said who counts many civic and elected leaders in his congrega Lets move ahead for the com mon We have a lot to be thank ful Were all in this We all have a stake in this community because we all live he You look around the world and sec the third world countries and the emerging and here we in a sophisticated and our small community with all these precious liberties at our disposal cant act like a mature practitioner of demo Higgins said The Ken Peters of New Braunfels Presbyterian Church said he believes the dispute which he said is too costly in terms of both time and money is damaging the citys image and preventing the communi tys longterm interests from being Im not prepared to say whos right or but its clear were at an I hope the matter can be amicably Im not eager for heads to Peters I dont know what the solution is because I dont know all the Like many other Im frus trated and he The Hathaway of First United Methodist Church said perhaps the foremost topic that has gone undiscussed by city leaders dur ing one of their recent meetings has been the effect on the daily operation of Ive heard accusations back and See Page 2A allegations of improper conduct against the city manager and all coun cil members and scheduled last Mon days Seventh arrest revealed in thefts at water park By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Another arrest has been made in the case of employees allegedly stealing money from a New Braunfels water Andres of the 200 block of Tollc Street was arrested and charged with theft over He was released from the Comal County Jail on a He is the seventh person to be arrested in the These were employees that were spread anywhere from admissions to food said Detective Basel Boatright of the New Braunfels Police Almost all of them had access to handling Were talk ing about a substantial amount of money theyre all Flores was allegedly making pay ments on a new truck purchased with funds stolen from the park Were talking about from the sec ond week of July 1991 back to last Boatright These were summer employees that worked there on a seasonal Some of them are out of town at school There arc still more arrests expected in the Officials of the watcrpark could not be reached for comment Herald extendings its 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 Not just a but any business needs to meet the needs of the people who depend on Sullens This is no big but I hope it will help us do that a little bit