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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 12, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 25 Cents 16 Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung sends birthday wishes today to El wood Sachtleben Arlene Beverly Ann Cindy Farias and Lee Belated birthday wishes to Ann Sam Martinez Maria Silva and Melanie Anniversary wishes to and Holiday music concert set The MidTexas Symphony will present a concert of holiday music at 4 15 at the New Braunfels Civic The concert features the Mid Texas Symphony Chorus with the New Braunfels High School and Seguin High School choirs performing Vivaldis Magnificat along with traditional holiday The rest of the program will include Bachs Brandenburg Concerto Andersons A Christmas Festival and Fantasia on Greensleeves by Vaughn Maestro Akira Endo will conduct the The MidTexas Symphony Chorus is being rehearsed by David Stevens of Tickets for this Christmas concert are for for senior citizens and college students and for students through high Tickets are avaifable at First Choice and Rhoads Interiors in New Braunfels and will be available at the door the day of the The MidTexas Symphony Guild will sell Christmas poinsettias during the reception immediately following the Proceeds benefit the MidTexas Call 6290336 for more Caroling on the Plaza Celebrate the holiday season by helping fill the night air with song at the annual Caroling on the Plaza Area musician Paul McLaughlin will serve as song leader for the holiday which begins at 6 on the Main The streets will be blocked off for the 10th annual and printed song sheets will be Participants should consider taking lawn chairs and Hot chocolate and coffee will be Shop program Shop offered by The Childrens helps frazzled parents do their holiday shopping childfree each Thursday night before For per parents may make reservations for their children to stay at the museum between 510 on 12 and Children may play in the museum for the evening or parents may choose to have them participate in another special holiday Santas pair Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of James Duke December Stammtisch oiiu wvuni numv ui uames IAIKB OHO Section 12 PdQOS Jury frees former bailiff on charges By ROBERT STEWART Staff After nearly five hours of a Comal County jury on Wednesday acquitted a former County CourtAtLaw bailiff of charges of impersonating a peace Harold Andrew Andy Krueger of New Braunfels was found notguilty by the six woman jury at 8 The verdict was Krueger Justice is still there for the Krueger added that he plans to remain in the law enforcement I want to continue my career and my education in law Krueger I plan to seek a masters degree in criminal Krueger was arrested July 11 after allegedly taking a man into custody on July 1 for criminal trespassing at a River Road Krueger identified himself as a peace officer because he said he believed he was still employed by the Schulenburg Police Department where he had worked as an undercover narcotics Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Harold Andy Kruegers said he felt the Comal County Sheriffs Department had wasted resources in trying to prosecute his hope this never happens again to anyone in Comal he In closing Special Prosecutor Bill Gibbons said that Judge Harold Andy Krueger and New Braunfels attorney Ben Shefman sought to cover up the situation in visiting Schulenburg Police Chief Lee Hoffman and convincing him to file a form reinstating Andy Kruegers The form was filed on July 10 and backdated 30 days to June 10 at the urging of the Kruegers and the Hoffman I submit to you that is evidence of Gibbons told the What they were after was cover to paper over this particular Defense attorney Bill Schroeder pointed out to the jury that a convicted felon cannot be a peace officer and that Krueger would not risk his law enforcement career by impersonating a peace Why would he jeopardize that in such a stupid Schroeder Chief Hoffmans confusion over paperwork caused this man to come into this courtroom with his whole life on the Krueger said he believed he was still commissioned with the Schulenburg Police Department because Chief Hoffman had asked him to appear before a Fayette County grand jury to present a drug case on June He was also listed as the assigned officer on the report of a drug arrest that day in On River Road July Krueger handcuffed Refugio patted him down for and detained him at gunpoint until Comal County deputies I was trying to keep him there because I was out of my he Youre supposed to have the locSl jurisdiction pick the prisoner up that you have pled guilty to a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge and was I feel that the jury obviously considered all aspects of the case and came up with the proper Schroeder Prosecutor Bill Gibbons said that he felt he had done his best in presenting the jury with the facts of the Krueger said that he will not work in Schulenburg My undercover ability in Schulenburg has been he Officials look at rate hike By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer Electricity users in New Braunfels may see a percent rate increase in but only if the recommendation passes the scrutiny of both the New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees and the City We want to be very realistic about what were asking NBy General Manager Bob Sohn told the board Wednesday before presenting them with the staffs rate hike I have never felt that we should come to you for knowing that you would only give five and that would be The recommended rate increase averages percent for all electricity but residences would see a percent as would the biggest in the large powertransmission category The NBU staff also recommended a 1 percent increase for small general service customers and a percent increase for medium general i Large general service about the size of and Wal and large powerdistribution such as the WestPoint Pepperell shopping would see no according to the Sohn said they were not included in the rate hike because theyre already paying a little more than they SM page 2 Outside members agree on accusations severity Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council members qn the outside of a feud between Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa and Council Member Paul Fraser agree that accusations against Chapa are but differed on whether the council should Im not sure if this is something that we can expect to go said Mayor Clinton Council Member Paul Fraser brought up a 5 city memo during Mondays City Council in which Chapa was asked to return a advance from the city to be used for an October meeting he did not The memo also included a bill for a city Cellular One assigned to Chapa as interim and requested payment for personal calls and the return of the Chapa said his only mistake was returning the and he apologized for saying it was only a little negligence on my part and not a serious He said he paid the bill and returned the phone on This was as soon as possible because he received it on and the council building was closed for the weekend on 7 and he Council Member Loraine Kraft said Chapa should have returned the check but now that he the council should just let it I just wish we could get on to better business instead of this eternal struggle we seem to have of the differences between council she This is something that Im not sure will basically Brandt I think this is something that has surfaced now that might need to be dealt Council Member James Goodbread said the matter deserves further I think its something that has to be looked he Perhaps theres been a misuse of public But Council Member Rudy Seidel said he just needs to watch his ps and He said Chapas actions were irresponsible and that he himself returned an expense check for the same meeting when he did not Council Member Bill Arnold reserved any conclusions on the I really need to sit down and talk to Ramon about Im not pleased with Ill say If I had done or something of that I would think it would be Chapa said in response to Brandt and I think my mistake was not turning that check Other than I havent done anything Good Day Chiefs praise response efforts It will be cool and damp today as the high in New Braunfels reaches about 78 Tonights low will dip down to about 54 This high temperature in New Braunfels Wednesday was 72 The overnight low was recorded at bwkto By ROBERT STEWART Stiff Writer Emergency personnel responded quickly and professionally to the natural gas release that occurred in southwest New said New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Emergency management has really become important in this day and Headen Our people and the Fire Department are very heavily experienced and when something like this happens they handle it in Headen added that training in dealing with emergencies on the spot through the setting up of an incident commander mobile command post is important as it is a practical way to managing an emergency It was pretty much a textbook said New Braunfels Fire Chief Phil When the first unit got on the he established a command post and started A valve on a gas located off of Morningside Drive in south New erupted early Tuesday morning resulting in the evacuation of about 20 It in my a very organized said Elroy fire the city of New We followed our The only problem I saw was trying to determine whose gas line it Stanley district manager for Jntertex Gas Company which manages the natural gas transmission said that the local response may have been too It was really just a situation where the valve came as its supposed Graham It was not as dangerous as it was It might be that we overreacted out I dont but it was certainly the normal operation of a pipeline They can call it overreaction if they want but Ive seen what happens when a gas line Baker We did what we felt was necessary under the and Leonard Bnunfcli Mary
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