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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 30, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas JJMfll 25 Cents Wednesday October 1991 c v 248 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL Home Of Kelly ng Two 20 Pages Deadlocked council stalls again ftj UJAn tiix ByMARKWARNKEN SliffWrlttf New Braunfels will go without a mayor a while longer following a deadlocked City Council vote Tues day Council members Clinton Loraine Kraft and Bill Arnold voted to elect Brandt as and council members Paul Rudy Seidel and James Goodbread voted for Fras Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa nominated and voted for Brandt was nominated by while Seidel nominated The again then voted 52 to table election of the may or until the next regular meeting in two with Brandt and Fraser opposing the Until Chapa will continue serving as temporary The City Council was scheduled to consider election of a new mayor if Chapa were election of a mayor pro tern during Tuesdays The council elects a mayor from among its according Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeilung wishes happy birthday today to Raytialdo Villarreal Tara Blanch Kathy Susie Viona Judy Pam Caroline Erna Michael cr Chad Happy anniversary today to Nayo and Marcy Belated birthday wishes to John Patty Monn Pam Hoppc Ludcwig and Hector Val Belated anniversary wishes to Dave and Cheryl Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our rcceptionfct a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Kaffee Haus New Braunfels Conservation Society will be selling potato coffee cake and beverages at the Kaffee Haus in the lobby of the Civic Center so come see the Heritage Exhibit and take time to have some refreshment or take your lunch break from 110 from 10 to 6 GVTC offers tickets Guadalupc Valley Telephone Cooperative has obtained from the New Braunfels Wurslfest Association discount admission tickets to Wurstfest for the evening of These tickets allow for entrance lo both the grounds and the which normally would cost GVTC is offering these tickets to its mem bership for the reduced price of each tax All pro ceeds will go to the Wurstfest Scholarship Tickets will be sold at the GVTC located at 100 PM on a first comefirst serve Haunted house The Holiday Inn in New Braun fels will sponsor u haunted house 31 from to 9 Children enter free and candy will be See Page 2A Good Day Carry your jackets and umbrellas today because the high temperature will only reach about 58 degrees and theres a good chance of show ers in the Tonights low will dip down into the high The high in New Braunfels Tues day was 84 and the recorded low was Rainfall in the city Tuesday was DEAR TV to the city At least four votes are needed to elect a Before the vote to and residents Jim Mcll vainc and Sam Henderson said the council deadlock is an example of why the mayor needs to be elected by popular a charter change sup ported by Ooodbrcad and now under consideration by a citizens charter review The mayors office became vacant after Goodbreads resignation on who will continue to serve as a council attended last nights meeting after a stay in the hospital recovering from a minor ill ness brought on by stress and compli cations from his After the Chapa said he knew he wouldnt be elected but decided to nominate and vote for himself as a matter of principle and to not worry about Chapa said he believes he has earned the mayors job during his past five years as mayor pro but said See Page 2A From Fras er and some influencial people in the com munity dont want a Hispanic I sometimes say its because of I really dont want to believe but I find it hard to believe that incidents that might have happened in June or July come out in the open four days before the mayors Chapa Chapa was referring to his second finalized last week amid alle gations of physical and mental abuse leveled by his allegations Chapa New Braunfels Police Depart ment reports show his former wife filed two complaints against him con cerning incidents on June 1 and July but police filed no charges against Chapa said who has been on the council less than a was less qualified to serve as mayor based on seniority and that Brandt first told the council that he had no desire to be mayor but then sought the I myself will not change my Chapa If the two sides want to negotiate with each other on going one way or the its up to But if anyone deserves to be it should be The council is Regardless of how much they say they want to unite and work theres two sides on that City he After the Fraser said despite the he would con tinue to pursue the mayors office and attempt to build on Seidels and Goodbreads The best thing I can do at this point is assert my leadership skills to demonstrate to some of the others that Im able to do this job and that Im the best person for the in my opin Fraser As a council Ive been willing to take the and since Ive been in this office Ive a lot of time to I want the mayors and Im going to lobby for he also interviewed after the said election of a new mayor seems to hinge on Chapas vote because neither side appears willing to change their Whatever comes out of this is probably going to hinge on what Chapa Brandt And Im sure he will make the right Brandt said that although he didnt plan to actively seek the mayors office at recent developments and community feedback changed his I guess one of the primary reasons is that I dont believe this council needs to go through any more adverse Brandt To avoid it was my decision to run for mayor because of Chapas situa And I was unaware of the fact that Fraser was running until Page 2A Guilty verdict issued By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer James Calvin of New Braunfels has been sentenced lo life imprisonmentarid fined after visiting District Judge Ray Mormino found him guilty Tuesday on charges of aggravated sexual The child is what made the said District Attorney Bill The judge looked al the testimony of the little girl who was on the stand for four hours and never lost her consis tency even with the defense ques tioning jumping around to different The case was the first lime in Com al County lhal a child victim was allowed to testify in an adjacent room with live video transmission to the A statute allowing this setup came from a ruling 1 called the Garcia Rcimcr The trials second day began with courtappointed defense attorney Ronald Zipp continuing his cross examination of the 8yearold Reimer objected when Zipp asked the girl to describe certain physical proportions of the Mormino advised thai sensitivity should be used and that too much time was being spent keeping the girl on the witness Reimer also objected to fish ing expedition questioning of the girl and Mormino advised the defense to keep the questions See Page 2A Jail order may be lifted ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer A San Antonio federal judge is expected to decide early next week whether to lift federal court supervi sion from the Comal County jail sys tem for the first time since Counly Attorney Nathan Rheinlan der said while no final decision has yet been he is confident District Judge John Primono will declare the county in substantial compliance with conditions of a leg al settlement involving jail conditions and thereby terminate court Sheriff Jack the jail admi nistrator and his the assis tant county and Rhcinlander attended a short hearing Tuesday morning in San Antonio to review the findings of a courtappointed charged with investigating for a fourmonth period that ended 15 the countys compliance with the most recent settlement with represented by a courtappointed It sounded based on the pre sentations that were made on both that he Primono was satisfied that we had done a sufficient job rep resenting both interests and that the case had been fairly negotiated and fairly and 1 really expect and anticipate that he will approve the set tlement next Rheinlander If the judge docs terminate federal the case essentially will be lifting a complicated and timeconsuming burden on the officials Since the county attorneys office has produced more Uian 600 pages of legal documents concerning the Rhcinlander The assis tant county attorney recently lias dealt almost exclusively with the Dclgado he It lias been a longterm Rheinlander In New Braunfels resident Robert an inmate at the old Comal County sued the former sheriff regarding jail conditions on the behalf of inmates then and in the Instead of going to both par ties agreed to a settlement requiring Comal County to build the new jail on San Antonio Street and to adopt cer tain policies and Condi tions of the courtapproved agree still in effect are included in the inmate Rhemlander In the summer of Delgado was again this time in the new and he filed a motion for con tempt with the federal court alleging several violations of the again on the inmates Court appointed attorney Robert Shaw Meadow of San Antonio has repre sented Hie plaintiffs during the last couple The alleged settlement all legally refuted by the included institution of a nosmoking denial of recreational oppor inadequate food inadequate inadequate library inadequate medical arbitrary mass punishment and failure to follow grievance proce and unhealthy living In March of this the parties agreed to another settlement after a courtordered 12hour mediation Rheinlander said the county was adamant that this second approved by the Commissioners Court in include a provision for a prompt and definite end to court as opposed to the openended This provi sion included the impartial third party monitoring the countys compliance for four By ROBERT STEWART be extra aware of the possibility of Stiff small pedestrians running into the Tomorrow is Halloween and safety needs to be on the mindi of New7 Braunfels said safety tips Include Mike Safe City Commission Wear Hghicolored short enoygh to prevent tripping and n or tape to The Parks Department is hav costumes can having something give pr accept organized and only accept candy from people with 5 t 1 5 Tp 3 f Vi T J hood And go to your own under control Parenu ihould thctr children while trickortroaiing Bcildci the haunted and careruljy check all wntioned the Mill Store and other goodlw the kidi will If we could jujt tell people to use Owlr common wnse JrwouM I drive ilpwly Thwidty rJglu and
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