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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas KST AVAIIAILE COPY 25 Cents Id 245 Tuesday October 1991 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Paul icuno I Morgan 4lr One 10 Pages Stammtlsch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Yvonne Kathy Cheryl Quirm Russell Bad Raymond Hellen Hcid Carl Pecka Tom Escamilla and Susan Belated birthday wishes to Phyl lis Belated anniversary wishes to Hijinio and Scnaida Orono and Leonard and Mary Ann Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Community Chorale The New Braunfcls Community Chorale will present a concert as a part of Wurstfest activities Satur 2 at 4 at the First Protestant Time adventure The children of Mission Valley Bible Church are starring in a pro duction of Psaltys Hymnological Adventure Through They plan to visit local nursing homes beginning with Kirkwood Manor tonight at 7 Mission Valley Bible Church meets at the Christ ian Garden clubs Preparations are being made for the East Zone meeting of Texas Garden New Braunfels Council of Garden Clubs will sponsor the District and state directors will be in attendance and all garden club members are urged to Registration begins at 8 Tues 12 at the new Senior Citizens Center on Landa Registration forms can be obtained from club presidents or by calling Jack Moore at Registration deadline is A guided tour of the antique rose gar den will take place after the activi ties for those Project Graduation The senior class of Smithson Valley High School will sell Comal Bowl 91 Tshtfts every day in the high school cafeteria during both lunch The shirts also will be sold at Tuesday nights volleyball Proceeds will benefit Project Wash tub carwash coupons are also available for Coupons entitle you to The Works Pack age valued at Proceeds will benefit the senior Republican Men The Republican Mens Club of Comal County will meet at Tuesday at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Mike who heads he New Braunfels Safe City will present a program titled From Reactive to according to spokesman Charles Billings said the club also will elect officers for the coming year and all members and guests are urged to be For more call Billings at Ducks Unlimited Organizers of the 13th Annual New Braunfels Ducks Unlimited Banquet have set this years event for 19 at the Elks Saa 2 Good Day A cool front is expected to blow through New Braunfels this after noon bringing breezy temperatures and a good chance of The high today will be in the mid80s before tiie cool front pushes through dropping the temperature into the high low Tonights low will dip down into the low The high in New Braunfels1 Monday was reported at 83 degrees and the low was Rainfall in the city Monday was recorded at For more weather information see Page DEAR TV Historic testimony given in trial ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Historic testimony was given in District Court in New Braunfels on Monday in the trial of a New Braun fels man charged with aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a The historic part was a video hook up that allowed the eightyearold vic tim to avoid facing the defendant and testify in an adjacent room with live transmission to the This is the first time this has been done in Comal County and maybe the first time in Texas since the statute was said Comal County Dis trict Attorney Bill Under the girl said that she had never practiced with County dips into reserve ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Wrltar Comal County Commissioners Court on Monday approved use of in cash reserves to purchase half of the former First Federal Build ing Plans call for a 5050 split of the purchase price and the square feet of usable floor space in the build 199 Main with The Hum mel Museum The parking garage under the building has about square feet and 110 parking By using cash reserves instead of issuing certificates of the county avoids paying about in financial advisers fees aha in although cash reserves left in the bank would have continued to draw said Coun ty Judge Carter This was the best option for she Certificates of or are similar to general obligation except they dont require voter approval except in the event of a peti The CO option would have added about onethird of a cent to the countys tax Casteel Based on estimates by the county the county will have at least in cash reserves available at years Based on estimates by the county the county will have at least in cash reserves available at years The county already has committed to using of the total for computer system enhance and about a third of the reserves will be used to purchase the The countys financial con dition wont be Casteel If we could do it with we wanted We felt that was the most palatable Casteel The estimate is that we have the money to complete our computer enhancements and buy the building without using The county and Hummel board plan to close the deal early next and the Resolution Trust which currently occupies the First Federal should vacate by A start date for renovations hasnt been The countys expense includes for purchase of half the in renova tions and for Building renovations will include a physical division of the building by a fire the cost of which will be equally shared by the and minor health and safety such as adding fire exits and The crowded county health depart ment office now on the second floor of the Comal County Courthouse would be one likely candidate for the new The county set aside in its 1992 budget for more office space for the Other uses of the additional office space may include the new county fire marshals an office for the county animal warden and a larger area for absentee the video camera setup in the cour troom but had been to the courtroom with her mother and father to check it The trial of James Calvin of the 400 block of Academy continues today in District Court with visiting judge Ray Mormino of Waco who was indicted on multiple charges of aggravated sexual waived his right to a Judge Mormino will issue the The alleged incidents occurred last year when the victim was Testimony by the girls mother indicated that the girl did not tell what was allegedly being done to her because of death She told me that he threatened to A friendly witch This is the first time this has been done in Comal County and maybe the first time in Texas since the sta tute was Comal County District Attorney Bill kill her me and her baby the mother The victim said she believed the threats because at one Lewis allegedly held the girls head under the water of a swimming pool to keep her from the mother The mother described Monday what her daughter had finally told her about the alleged who was arrested in New Braunfels in was known for his art painting styrofoam cartoon New Braunfels pediatrician Mark Douglas Statler also testified Monday to the girls physical condi He said that in his professional the girl had been sexually Courtappointed defense attorney Ronald Zipp requested that the ele ven indictments issued to his client on the charges be separated into different trials so that the defense could better The goblins and witches were out Saturday when the New Braunfels Child Development located on Comal sponsored a Halloween Photo by Ahnelies Schlickenrieder address each Reimer said that this would lead to repetitlveneu basically the same case would have to be repeated over and The judge ruled that the indictments could remain together but grouped similar charges into different counts of the same Prosecuting the case in this com bined manner allows the court to stack sentences rather than allowing them to be served Reimer At one point the judge sustained a defense objection and did not allow the prosecution to show a porno graphic videotape in court that was taken from Lewis The girl testified that she remembered being forced to watch that particular tape Adult stores targeted ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The Comal County Commissioners Court on Monday tightened regula tions of sexuallyoriented The 22page unanimously approved by the is aimed at making an adultoriented business in Comal County much more difficult to said County Attorney Nathan Based on New Braunfels and San Antonio the countys new order prohibits adultoriented businesses from locating with feet of a or day care Violations art Class A misdemeanors punishable by fines up 2 t publish Thd1 NewBraunfels Zeitung wants to help you tell the Deer season in the New Braunfels area on Nov A HeraldZeitung photographer will be on dniy throughout the day Saturday to photograph hunters andtheirdecn On the photographer will be at the newspaper from 9 until During the following deer photos will bcniade during papers regular 8 Photos made will be published as sooiias saiJ Publisher David with the newspaper making as much space available is necessary to run photos Coordinating the deer photo effort is HeraldZeliuns Sports Editor Joe Three officials interested in mayors post ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Wrltar New Braunfels Mayor Pro Tern Ramon Chapa and Council Mem ber Paul Fraser say they will accept the mayors office if and Council Member Clinton Brandt has said he would consider accepting the But Council Members Lor aine Kraft and Rudy Seidel say they arent interested at the current The New Braunfels City Council is scheduled to consider election of a new mayor if election of a mayor pro tern during tonights According to the city char the council elects a mayor from among its The mayors office became vacant after James Ooodbreads resignation on who will con tinue to serve as a council has been ill in a but is expected to attend tonights His wife said the nonserious condi tion was brought about by stress and complications from his Tuesdays meeting was delayed one day from its usual fourth Monday slot because of an expected lack of a The regular meeting will start at in the meeting room of the Municipal 424 Castell Chapa has actively sought the may ors but last week said he would not be surprised if he didnt receive the nomination because of current behindthescenes He said he has earned the mayors job during his past five years as mayor pro but that there appears to be influential people in the community who dont want an Hispanic New Braunfels could make a lot of progress by electing a Hispanic mayor There should be no question whos going to be Chapa said last Fraser on Tuesday said he would accept the office of mayor if it were offered to He declined to com ment whether he had the support of the other council members or who he supports for I dont think Im any less qualified than anybody Fraser Im among those who would certainly accept the Council Member Rudy Seidel on Friday said that as a new council he wasnt ready to accept a mayoral He also said he wasnt sure exactly who he would vote for as Council Member Loraine Kraft said although she has been approach ed numerous times about being may complications in her personal including a death in her and the recent turmoil at City Hall have left her unsure she has the time or energy needed for the difficult job ahead of the next Whoever does become our its going to take lots of time to work this thing back and I feel like that I just dont have that so Im not she Kraft said she intends to support who recently asked for her vote to be About two weeks Brandt said he had not decided whether he would actively seek the but said he would consider the He said he actively pursued the position before the coun cil earlier this year elected Good who received Brandts Council Members Good bread and Bill Arnold could not be reached for comment this In other the council will Consider approving the first read ing of an ordinance nominating an area as an enterprise A work shop to discuss a proposal to establish an enterprise zone in New Braunfels will precede the regular meeting at Consider authorizing reimburse ment to council members of legal expenses resulting from the recent turmoil at City Hall that also resulted in the resignation of City Manager
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