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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday November 1991 256 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of William Stammtlsch One 16 Pages Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zellung wishes happy birthday today to Billie Kay Watts and Belated anniversary wishes to Mario and America Walnut closing The city of New Braunfels street department will again be resurfac ing part of Walnut Avenue Mon day and weather permit The road will be closed from 7 to 7 between 81 and San Antonio The previ ous resurfacing didnt take as well as hoped because a sudden cold and rainy Republican Club The New Braunfels Republican Womens Club is scheduled to meet at 18 at the Victoria Bank and Trust North 1000 Walnut A general business meeting will be followed by a report on the state Republican Womens con Skat Club The New Braunfels Skat Club is scheduled to meet for its monthly tournament at Wednes 13 at Canyon Drive Turkeys will be given away as All skat players are wel Business seminars The Business Advisory Com mittee of the Greater New Braun fels Chamber of Commerces Small Business Council has sche duled a series of three seminars in Honors Hall for local businesses during ihe next three The first scheduled for 8 and will address the problems of counterfeiting and Safe Commission Director Mike Grist and Secret Service Agent Charlie Dyer will conduct the which will include an opportunity for participants to inspect the new The fee includes coffee and Reservations may be made at the Chamber Other seminars will be Internal Theft and Fraud on 12 and Robbery Prevention and Store Security on Both these noon seminars will cost including Project Learning Tree The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will offer the Project Learning Tree workshop to adult youth leaders and teachers from 58 19 and 20 at Ihe Landa Recreation Center in Landa The award winning environmental education program designed for adults work ing with youths in grades kinder garten through uses the forest as a window into the natural helping young people gain awareness and knowledge of the world around them as well as their place within The interdisciplin ary program is designed for teach park and nature cen ter and youth group Participants receive the Project Learning Tree guide for either the elementary or secondary grade The workshop fee is per and preregistration is For more information or to call 629PARK or drop by the park Good Day Theres a slight chance of show ers today as the high temperature reaches about 71 The overnight low is expected to be about 61 More of the same for The high tempera ture in New Braunfels Tuesday was 66 and the low was For more weather information see page Intklt DEAR TV action wj by City A Kosub that the council related JK to review resume feymer fojicc Chief JMf who was terminated iflil council vote last said advertisemenu and professional news The application deadline j f i Hear the train a coming David and Leslie repair the Landa Park Railroads Comal River as railroad owner Schoenvoger takes advantage of the cooler offseason months to get the popular attraction ready for the 1991 Photo by Bill Ervin Former chief files million dollar suit ByMARKWARNKEN City Editor Former Garden Ridge Police Chief Parus Dudley on Tuesday made good on his promise to take legal action to keep his job by filing a lawsuit in Comal County district court seeking million in damages from the Dudleys Ken Brazle of New Braunfels and Daniel Macso of San filed the Parus Dudley the City of Garden seeking to recover actual damages tot aling and exemplary dam ages totaling the lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order prohibiting the city from terminating or continuing Dud leys termination retaliating or har assing Dudley upon his return to work and tampering with or destroy ing Dudleys personnel Dudleys intention is to try and keep his job and work this matter out on an amicable which is the reason for the Brazle said Tuesday But if he has to go to hell go to During a court hearing scheduled for on District Court Judge Charles Ramsey will decide whether Lo impose the temporary restraining order until the case is The lawsuit seeks damages for lost wages and wageearning which also affects his wife and three children damage to reputation humiliation embarrassment public ridicule intentional infliction of emo tional distress and mental anguish and suffering and including attorneys Last Dudley said he planned to pursue further legal action against the city singling out Mayor Linda Klekar and Mayor Pro Tern Patti White for violating his constitu tional rights during last weeks Dudleys intention is to try and keep his job and work this matter out on an amicable which the reason for the Ken evidenciary These allega tions also are part of the Klekar declined to comment speci fically on Dudleys lawsuit after a special council meeting Tuesday dur ing which the search for a new chief was y Council Member Reed a staunch Dudley after the meeting on Tuesday said he was unsure if the dispute could be settled out of It would behove this council to try to settle this thing in an amicable short of a More than 100 residents packed the standingroomonly Council Cham bers on 6 to observe the similar to but not strictly a The hearing included presentations by attorneys on both sides and the swear ing testimony and cross examina tion of the council voted 32 to terminate Dud with Mayor Pro Tern Palti White and Council Members Millikin arid John Curtis voting against Dudley and Council Members John Albracht and Rccd Swilzer supporting Dudley lias said the civil rights vio lations during the hearing for Maeso having no oppor tunity to crossexamine during the citys presentation of its case because the city called no he said Whites vote to terminate him was improper since she was one of the Dudley had served as a Garden Ridge police officer lor to March he was named chief of the which now includes other fulltime officers and sever al nonpaid reserve According to a formal written com plaint filed by the allegations against all of which he included allowing a reserve officer to patrol without staterequired allowing another reserve to patrol without taking an improprieties in commissioning reserve officers through the slate and receiving council approval of the reserves duty and leaving the city without police protection the night of Klekar recently added allegations of insubordination to the original saying Dudley did not respond to her authority as the citys chief executive officer and his Singlemember districts debated By LARRY ROWE Start Writer The leader of a campaign to recall certain council members agrees with a director for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund that all New Braunfels city council members should be elected from singlemember But they strongly disagree on how the mayor should be a differ ence that could factor into potential discussions between MALDEF and the recall Judith acting polit ical access director in San Antonio for said that improving minorities chances for the mayors seat might require going after the at largc positions that currently exist on the City Council and changing those to singlemember districts so that the entire council is elected by single member This could improve minority rep resentation on the and the potential for ihe council to then select a minority for mayor would be grea she SandersCastro said she believes that letting select the mayor in an election would not improve minor ity access to the citys political pro As long as the mayoral seat is I dont think thats a David a New Braunfels resident who is organizing a recall strongly opposed Sanders Castros stance against popular may oral I think shes because shes putting down the Hispanic peo he 1 dont label people because of HOWE Stiff Writer A member of New Braunfels committee to review the city char ter made a motion at Tuesday nights meeting to support giving clflzens option of electing their but it failed to gain a sec ond motion and I hink forme or any member of this committee to say those people out there havent got brains enough to elect the may Charles a local He argued that the committee direct Uw City Council to m A the motion was not met with and assistant chairman of the commit responded that the i tees duties include examining process of mayoral a task they should complete before taking a Walker also motioned to put the v committee itself on hold until city 7 conflicts are but this sug4 gestion was swiftly rejected by other if MI think we ought to table tidfe whole thing until the dust Walker gafy emphasizing that M potential success of a WBTT A V A y Watch for truck traffic ByMARKWARNKEN City Editor Residents in the area near the North and South Kuehler waste water treatment plants should expect constant cement truck traff ic Friday John Toeller New Braunfels Utilities waste water superinten said residents should watch for truck traffic around Kuehler Avenue in the area behind Burger starting at 6 The truck traffic is pan of the renovations to the South Kuehler Between 55 and 60 trucks will deliver more than 600 yards of and the heavy raffle should end by 2 Toeller There will be a continuous stream of trucks coming in and Well take precautions at the but these trucks dont stop on a Toeller The million which Toeller said is several weeks of schedule because of favorable weather started in August and originally was expected to last a year and two When the plant will have a capacity of million gal lons a day compared with the for mer million gallons and will be updated to use a mowefficient sludgetreatment The NBU board of trustees unanimously approved the con tract with New PWfPWBWwr ihcir race or creed or and she shouldnt Why cant an indivi dual run because he or she is good The proper way is to let the people choose whoever they want to But he agreed with SandersCastro that all council scats should belong to singlemember giving exception to the mayors Representatives from single member can be more easily held accountable for their actions by their he Smaller districts better Wallace said the recall group would be glad to meet with MALDEF to discuss these Maybe MAL DEF and our people can work some thing out that nobody else SandersCastro said she would agree to meet with the She said the City Council has not contacted MALDEF about minority representa tion on lie Im sure its not an area of priority for hi MALDEF challenged the local system of electing all council members resulting in the cur rent structure of tliree atlarge mem bers and four singlemember New Braunfels Mayor Pro Tern Ramon Cliapa who lias actively pursued the mayors said he is opposed to lie current mayoral selection As far as the MALDEF issue is they set up this system so that a Hispanic would have a cluuice to be elected he If iheru was ever an opportunity in lime for a Hispanic to be elected 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