Tuesday, October 15, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 15, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILAIU COW 235 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Rosalie Simon One 10 Pages Best wishes The New Braunfels Hcrald Zcilung wishes happy birthday today to Becky Lori Stew Aurora Sala Raul Julie Judy Michelle Raul Daniel Gilbert Teresa Lopez and R aqua I Belated birthday wishes to Dan ny Gonzalcs and Mildred Happy anniversary today to and Johnnie Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our rcccplionisl a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in ihc Homecoming activities Canyon High School students will kick off a week of homecom ing aciiviiics wilh ihcir third annu al candlelight pep rally lo be ai Cougar Stadium on Wednesday al The public is inviicd to Admission is 50 cents lo defray the cost of Community Band The Cornal County Community under the direction of Arlcn will present a outdoor concert 20 ai 4 al Coyolc Flats in For more informalion call Tom or Susie ai 512 Project Wild The cily of New Braunfcls Parks and Recreation Department will offer a free Project Wild workshop for adult youth leaders and teach ers 29 and 30 from 58 in thc Landa Recreation Center in Landa Project Wild is a wildliferelated supplemental program consisling of a mullidisciplinary set of 80 aclivitics designed lo develop knowledge and skill related lo ihe inlerrelationship of humans to their The workshop is recommended for any youlh Boy Scout and Girl Scout 4H leaders and To prcrcgisicr go by the parks office in Landa For more information call NB Rotary Club Bob general manager of New Braunfcls will prc scni a program on ihc history of public power at ihc weekly meet ing of the New Braunfcls Rotary Club The club will meet for ihe firsl time at its new the Senior Citizens Center on Landa Club members recemly voted to begin meeting at the ccnicr insicad of al Eagles Sohns program will recognize Public Power Pumpkin contest Make plans lo be on Main Plaza ai 10 lo enter your jackolantcm in the annual Carved Pumpkin sponsored by the Downtown Asso Categories for the young age 16 and under arc funniest and most Young at heart category age 17 and over will be judged for bestallaround and can be carved or Prizes will be given and costumes arc There will be face ghosts and plus appearances by the New Braunfels Canyon Natural Bridge Caverns Sparky Ihc Fire Dog and EMS Ready Ted Heritage Exhibit The Heritage Society See Page 2 Good Day Conditions arc sunny and war mer ilian expected with a high near 88 A north wind ai 510 mph could find the over night low near 55 A slow warming trend is likely the next several In New Braunfels was 92 and Ihc overnight low was For weather see Page Inside DEAR TV mayor resign Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa reads the resignation statements of Mayor James Goodbread and City Manager Paul Grohman after a threehour executive session on Photo by Mark Warnken Council may skip planned investigation By MARK WARNKEN Stall Writer The New Braunfcls City Council appears to have abandoned plans for the previously approved independent professional investigation of alleged wrongdoing by the city manager and council In a 30 public the council unanimously voted for an out side investigation of allegations of improper conduct against City Mana ger Paul Grohman and all council members after an executive session attended by the full hi a statement published earlier this Mayor James Goodbread said council members informally had agreed that hiring a private outside agency such as a law firm would be too costly to taxpayers andthat the city would seek an official govern mental agency outside Comal Couiuy to conduct the investigation if But council members apparently reversed course after a twohour 7 executive session scheduled to decide the charges to be investigated and determine whether a public agen cy or private firm would conduct the in a prepared stalcnicni that said no action would be taken on the agenda There is a consensus in a positive There will be discussion and action items on the agenda for the 14 regular meeting in regards to these Goodbread On this positive consen sus was revealed to involve the resig nations of both Grohman and Good The investigation was not men tioned on the The ongoing dispute involving Grohman that divided the council heated up during a fourhour execu tive session on after which the council voted 43 to retain During that executive the council questioned department heads See Page 2 By MARK WARNKEN Stiff Writer After meeting behind closed doors for three hours Monday the New Braunfcls Cily Council accepted the resignations of Cily Manager Paul Grohman and Mayor James Good apparently ending a divisive monthlong council Mayor Pro Tcm Ramon Chapa read their separate resignation state ments after the council reconvened in public session in the council cham bers before a standingroomonly crowd of about 150 residents and city Both resignations were effective In his who has served as mayor since his unanim ous election by the council in said he plans to finish his current threeyear council Goodbread was first elected to his atlargc council seal in Last Monday evening following the executive I announced that the council had reached a consen sus and we were moving in a positive A part of the consensus agrccmcnl was my promise to resign as Goodbread Of I shall retain my coun cil member position as as a member of your I shall continue lo serve the public with all the honor and respect 1 You deserve no he Council Member Rudy Seidcl said a was in a hospi tal because of illness and was unable to attend the With all the strain and stress that hes been under the past couple his body chemistry just went and hes in bad Seidcl After a motion by Council Member Clinton Brandt and a second by the council voted unanimously to accept Goodbrcads Also voting were Council Members Lorainc Bill Arnold and Paul Chapa then read a terse statement by 1 effective because of the division of the council and hope this will benefit the com munity and my Grohmans statement Many audience members applauded after Chapa read Groh mans The council then unanimously accepted his Grohman was hired in April 1988 after serving as city manager in Rock port for three Before Grohman served as city manager of Denver in Yoakum County from 1983 lo The cily manager most recently earned an annual base salary of plus a yearly expense allowance and for professional After the Chapa said ihc final agreement behind Grohmans resignation involved several months of severance pay and insurance mid retirement benefits until Grohmah secures new employment but not the purchase of his New Braunfels Details will be it another executive session within 72 likely on Friday after Cily See Page 2 Four injured Four persons were transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital following a collision about Monday at Post Road and Interstate Highway Juan Zavala of the 100 block of Har bor Drive in New Braunfels lost teeth and suffered cuts and The other three were San Antonio They also suffered cuts and Photos by Annelies Schlickenrieder Local police continue probe of Mexican nationals death By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer New Braunfels police today arc continuing the investigation into ihc murder of a Mexican who apparcnily was robbed and shot lo dcalh in a Wcsl End home Francisco Nogucs was residing at a house in ihc 200 block of South Plum Street when the shooting He was pronounced dead at McKenna Memorial Hospilal by Prc cinci 2 Jusiicc of ihc Peace Doc An auiopsy by ihc Travis Counly Medical Examiners office confirmed the cause of dcalh to be gunshoi police was shot once in the upper We dont know if it was an unplanned killing or said Ray New Braunfcls Police Righi now were trcaiing iias We feel lhat ihc aciors entered ihc house ihrough a from door and attempted lo rob or did rob ihc occup said John Ai the lime of the incident there were four occupants of ihc all of whom were of Douglas Witnesses at the scene staled lhat two unidentified Hispanic males entered the residence wearing masks and brandishing handguns and lhat one of them shot the victim while demanding police We definitely feel that the shoot ing had taken place inside the McEachcrn New Braunfcls Emergency Medi cal Service units were first dispatched to ihc scene at in regards to a reported shooting Evidence was collected at ihc McEachcrn The lypc of weapon has noi yci been Detectives will continue the inves tigation inio ihc case which is poten lially the cilys second murder of A 34yearold New Braunfcls man was slabbed to dcalh May His body was found in his residence near ihc Comal No arrcsi has been made in that NBISD board to review open forum By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School Districl Board of Trustees tonight will review Ihc sunset provi sion for its open which is due 10 expire When originally a sixmonth sunscl provision was included in the Only one person has lakcn the opportunity to address the board during open for um over the six month The board also will consider adopt ing a resolution ordering that ihc NBISD reapportion singlemember Oilier action items include Award bid for classroom furniture for OakRun School Approve payments to Overnight student trips Approval of change order regard ing resolution of the reroofing project Approval of 1991 lax collection report Adoption of adult basic education cooperative resolution Award bid for agriculture iruck Approval of ouiofdistrici 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 students and The meeting will take place at today at the Education located at 430 Mill in New Sims on school had to try Leading a forum on education funding second from State edmund State Bill and CISD Superinten dent Joe Photo by Robert Stewart By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer About people turned out ut Smilhson Valley High School lo hear Suite Bill Sims and Slaic Edmund Kucmpel address the state education funding The meeting tonight was requested by many of the taxpayers at our tux said Joe Comal Independent School District We arc where we are tonight due to a lot of not just Kucmpel and I have 80 school districts in my district and have about 1520 rich dis Sims This vote that we had to make on Senate Bill 351 was the hardest one Ive ever 1 did not want a school master telling us how to run our schools in I think you sec what happened to our were under total domination in were total domina tion in Mental HealthMental Retar Wo cannot do anyihing unless wo ask the federal government how lo do 1 felt like that was not acceptable we had to try 10 do it The alternative to the school fund ing situation would have been a eoun appoinlcd master who would have hud the power to consolidate districts and arbitrarily set the tax rate as he saw I will predict thai we are going to see a total slate program and lhat will be funded probably by an income tax and 1 dont like that u dunged bit better than you do but were going to have 10 decide which way were going lo Sims I feel like our children are gelling ihe bcsi edu cation money can I would put our school system up aguinsi Sims added thai the recent census indicated thai the Texas population lias increased by three million For each million people it com billion to take cart of he Im nol gonna make excuses 10 any body we did whai we had 10 Looking back ihrough my five I look at many good things that have Kucmpel This was without a doubt one of ihe Ill jusi throw iwo names out anil Ill just tell by ihc look on your face whether you recognize them Barefoot Sanders and William Wayne Courtappointed masters have cosi us millions and millions of Sanders and Justice oversee ihc prison and mental health systems as court Kucmpel pointed out that the mas ler cannot appropriate money nor tax but could jusl redistribute He said lhat he was noi sure thai Senate Bill 351 would pass muster in an upcoming couri test before the Supreme Court in If the 8

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