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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas COPY 25 Cents Itiiift 15 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Harold Weyel Two 24 Pages Best wishes thje New Braunfels Herald Zeitung sends birthday wishes today to Mark Ken Cindy Cathy Joe Michael Espinoza and Ashley Belated birthday wishes to Anniversary wishes to and Alonzo Christmas musical A new Christmas musical titled Canticle for Christmas will be performed at 6 15 at First Church of the 1465 Interstate 35 The public is invited to share in the Scriptural account expressed and celebrated in Cultural ails contest Students in grade K12 are invited to use some time during their holidays to create entries in the PTAsponsored Reflect ions cultural arts Entries the contest theme Exploring New Beginnings through the visual literature and music will be due at each campus by For more contact the PTA Reflections chairperson at each Aggie cookies Comal County Aggie Moms have cookies for sale at Oakwood Tire 971 Types for a are mandelkranze Christmas pfaffenbrot priests bread and zimmetsterne cinnamon Proceeds the groups annual scholarship Penny Pickup Teen Connection is still collecting pennies during its Great Penny Pickup Penny collection jars are Ideated at many local and donations also are welcome at Teen 1414 San will go toward funding a new art therapy Business counselor A business counselor from UTSAs School of Business will be available in the Chambers office for counseling on Usually scheduled for the fourth the counseling day was moved this month because of the Throughout the the Chamber has made business counseling available to all interested business in the and the program has proven to be extremely said Bob chairman of the Chambers Business Advisory Many of those who have taken advantage of the service report that it has made a difference in the The free counseling is completely Smith To make an call Natural Christmas The 18 Natures Way A Natural Christmas program will help youths ages 5 to 14 get into the holiday spirit through construction of Christmas Ornaments and holiday SM page 2 Good Day Take your rain gear today because its going to be cloudy and The high temperature will be near 72 and the overnight low will be about Inside 4B A he Tree orffents oHthe Hosfe of Ugtjtsfundraiser is ain annual one4 for in memory orm celebration of a birth of a child or in a For a light will be lit on the Hospice tree above slew Brayjifels Utilities building and a Adoye wfli be placed on the tree at For more information on howto ddhate call Hospice Photoby Bill Ervin r County releases audit findings By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer Following a county audit of the Water Oriented Recreation its resigned administrator is expected to pay back in unauthorized the county judge said About of that amount resulted when WORD Administrator Betty Walls paid herself to work during vacation County Judge Carter Casteel revealed this It had been signed by a member of the The board was aware of but there was no budget amendment to their current budget nor was there any board action so it was Casteel She said Walls spent another roughly of uhapproved funlds when she repaired her which she Was using for WORD About came frbrn unauthorized medical expenses was overspent in travel funds and another resulted when Walls made a clerical error in withholding the Walls was unavailable for comment at Casteel said WORD bojafd members directed board President John Landry to meet with the district attorney about jhjj unauthorized bat no crimjifal proceedings will take 1 Lawmen tes local mans trial lit By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The former boss of a local man accused of impersonating a peace officer says he was asked by the defendants father who is a Comal County official to commission his son as a peace officer before appearing before a grand Schulenburg Police Chief Lee Hoffman testified Tuesday that Andy his Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger and an attorney appeared in my office saying Andy needed to te commissioned to appear before the thaV Andywas in some trouble for impersonating a peace along with other officials testified in the impersonating a peace officer trial of Andy Krueger that began Tuesday with District Judge Charles Ramsay As of presstime the testimony was Hoffman told the jury that he had hired Andy Krueger in April of this year to work as an undercover narcotics He said he terminated him effective May 24 because the department had made a dent in the drug v The East Texas police chief saidhe then reinstated him on July 10 and backdated the form 30 days to June 10 after his meeting with the Kruegers and the v Hoffman said the men talked to Kim about the matter for several He said he consulted with the Schulenburg city attorney and the officials of TCLOSE Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards Education who advised hirn that it was to grant the Jeter Stone director of testified the policy has a SOrday rule that is usually used in the case of transfers from one law enforcement agency to He added that Krueger had not properly notified TCLOSE of the charges filed against Stone added that Krueger had appointments with Comal County as bailiff and the Schulenburg Police and the Marion Police Canyon Lake project may receive needed funding By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer A Canyon Lake nonprofit corporation that wants to supply better water to parts of Comal County may get a grant it needs to an administrator with the Texas Water Development Board said But the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation would need to find another in local matching funds within 90 days money they want from the county but are not yet likely to grant administrator for the water said staff will recommend approval of the grant at the boards Thursday before a contract can be executed they the corporation have to provide evidence of local matching Britton County attorney comments on water plan The county legally but probably will Canyon Supply Corporations for surface water treatment county jydge A The Comal County Commissioners Court last week rejected a the to match a potential Texas Water At the Ume Castee the funding bad to be rejected because the courftyVauditor found it would violate the Texas But on Attorney Nathan Rheinlander found a recently legislated paragraph in the Local Government Code that essentially would allow the county to fund the water corporation As the water supply from the Trinity Aquifer officials rJelievetHetreatment of water is an alternative to supply more and better water for the area over the County Carter Casteel helping to fund the treatment plant study may be a possibility now that they know its legal Before we enter into a contract with the theyre going to have to satisfy some of the concerns of the she One of them is the County Judge Carter The total grant plus matching funds would enable the corporation the feasibility of building a surface water treatment This plant would allow water suppliers to stop relying on the drying Trinity Aquifer they beat the GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys rates projected for their water treatment Unlike New which lies over the Edwards other areas of the county such as Bulverde and Canyon Lake rely on the Trinity whose water supply js deteriorating in some places to a critical David the corporations general has written to Casteel and the Comal County Commissioners Court asking for matching funds to help start the feasibility But Casteel said she and the commissioners need much more information before they can consider funding Referendum gets good reviews By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer Several members of the New Braunfels City Council reacted favorably Tuesday night to the idea of a nonbinding referendum to gauge citizens interest in electing a I would not want to deprive the citizens of the community to have that opportunity to express their Mayor Clinton Brandt said at a joint meeting between the council and the City Charter Review I think we definitely should have a nonbinding referendum in May to get the will of the Council Member James Goodbread If the council does decide to hold a nonbinding they should make sure that sufficient information and education get out to the people so that they know what theyre making a decision Brandt He suggested that the Charter Review Committee draft proposed charter guidelines for a mayoral and this could be presented the Justice Department for approval or This examination of the mayoral process was one of the essential duties assigned to the whose members were appointed by council members in As the result of a 1983 lawsuit brought by the MexicanAmerican Legal Defense and Education the City Council currently chooses the mayor from among its in order to improve minorities access to the mayors Arguments for and against this procedure were voiced by members of the committee and public at Tuesdays Committee Member Ray said he felt bothered and ambivalent over the issue of minority rights and mayoral It would behoove us all to be cognizant of the issue that has been proposed by he said after some at the meeting characterized the group as an adversary to the for a minority person to obtain any sort of posture in this that it has to be legislated bothers me and it continues to bother Mendez Some committee members and citizens warned that changing the mayoral process may invite another expensive lawsuit from One possible outcome of such a suit could be a mandated increase in the number of singlemember which would reduce a voters they It comes down to a matter of how bad you want to mix it up with committee Secretary George Bokomey But others argued that regular mayoral elections are essential to the democratic Shealynn and Amy Reneau and Shannon Effenberger prepare for the Christmas poinsettia sponsored by the New Braunfels chapter of the MidTexas The sale I slated the day of the concert at 4 15 at the Civic
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