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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 25 cents 29 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL M Banks new logo will ac company Its new Institution ushering in change By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher The name of MBank New will change with the new The banks board of according to Joe of the joard and chief executive has voted to change the name of the bank to Plaza MBank New Braunfels was one of five banks owned by MCorp which was not closed by the Comptroller on March The board is very proud of the New Braunfels Siebold and it is simply the proper time and place to change the bank name to one which will be completely identifiable with the New Braunfels There is certainly no area of New Braunfels which is more representative of the city or more recognizable than the plaza with its Siebpld emphasized thau though new signs will reflect the Plaza Bank customers may continue to use their existing supplies of checks and deposit The banks board includes Raymond Janelle James Randall Craig Mitchell Steven Robert Stanley and Siebold its Officers are Siebold Randall who is the president Deborah Senior vice president and cashier Etebra Lynn assistant vice president and secretary tothe chairman of the board Karen assistant vice accounting Betty vice loan administration Daniel Hutchison vice customer service Margaret vice president customer service and Beverly assistant vice Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung sends birthday wishes today to Alan Gail Adriana Marie Isabaell Annette Robert Adrian Sophia Celeste Vera Joyce Allen Welsch and Yvonne Belated birthday wishes to Michael Lee Alanis Marie Vickie Vanita Rumfelt and Susie Dombusch Anniversary wishes today go to Bobby and Nelvia Genealogy Society The Comal County Genealogy Society meets at tonight at the Victoria Bank and Trust North 1000 See Page 2 Good Day It will be cloudy today with a good chance of afternoon and evening The low will reach about 56 The high temperature in New Braunfels Monday was 60 and the recorded low was Rainfall was measured in the past 24 hour period at Inside AlO Recall effort 1s By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer A petition drive to recall the New Braunfels mayor and a city council member took an unexpected twist after weeks of silence Monday when a phrase in the City Charter sparked a dispute over the validity of the completed Regardless of who is right in the disagreement between city officials and the recall the City Council must now hold a special meeting within five days to view the recall says City Secretary Bonnie Were going to still go ahead with the process as outlined in the City she Jim a leader of the submitted six weeks worth of signatures to Sarkozi on Monday calling for an election to decide the recall of Mayor Clinton Brandt and Council Member Bill Mcllvaine said the petition passed with 537 But Sarkozi and City Attorney Barry Moore said it needs The confusion begins between the lines of the City which demands that before a recall election can take Zeituiu 10 ft1 Tuesday December 1 10 Pages petition signatures must equal at least thirty 30 per cent of the number of votes cast at the last regular municipal election of the city The last regular municipal election took place May when Council Members Rudy Scidel and Paul Fraser were elected from two singlemember Only citizens who lived in those two districts could Sarkozi said votes were cast in that Using that the recall groups petition would pass the But Sarkozi and Moore argued that the charter was intended to include only citywide elections not singlemember district elections because the districts did not exist when the charter was The last citywide election in May 1990 yielded and 30 percent of that is Sarkozi Mcllvaine said the recall group believes all regular municipal elections should be Our position is that the City Charter clearly states regular municipal and we are in conformance with he at city hall At the time the charter was the only kind of election there was was a citywide Moore There wouldnt have been a reason to use the word citywide because at the thats all there was citywide Moore said the council may ask him for his opinion on the When the charter was all City Council members were elected In a lawsuit brought against the city by the MexicanAmerican Legal Defense and Education divided the city into four singlemember leaving three council members who arc still elected Sarkozi said the change in 1983 was not properly addressed in the and thats what is so Mcllvaine said that because of a 45day window mandated by the the group had until last Saturday to collect all of the signatures before the first signatures would become The petition seeks the recall of Brandt and Arnold on grounds of malfeasance and incompetence lack of intellectual or moral fitness in failure to investigate allegations of voter misconduct of former City Manager Paul Officials consider reopening tracks By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer Managers at Union Pacific Railroad may decide next year to reopen the abandoned Katy Railroad that runs through New largely because of a surge in the companys officials ij They aside in moneys to do this1 said Harold the companys real estate At this point in their studies have indicated that it Would be The miles of Missouri KansasTexas Railroad rightof informally known as the Katy was closed in 1988 as part of Union Pacifics aquisition of MKT Brandt after the UP MKT that line was thought to be redundant because the MKT line paralleled the Union Pacific track through New said Mark UP spokesman in The Katy has since fallen into disrepair and been paved and even mentioned for possible conversion into a nature trail or minifreeway by some local Its track stretches northeast to southwest through town after parting with the loosely parallel UP It runs just north of Gruene before cutting down r 7 1 through the Landa Park Golf iBeoause of increased trade with Union Pacific officials are considering the possibility of course and winding parallel to i reopening the MissouriKansas railroad Photo by Bill See Page 2 Performers ringing in a new year By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer New Years Eve revelers in the New Braunfels area have several options to celebrate the passing of 1991 and the arrival of The third annual New YearsEye Dance at the Wursthallc will feature Clay Blaker and the Texas Honky Tonk Texmex food from the Adobe Cafe will be available and complimentary blackeyed peas and cornbread will be Admission for the dance is advance and at the Doors open at 7 and the band starts playing at 8 Advance tickets are available through 5 at High Brehm Hats or at the Wursthalle ticket office on the For more information or to charge call Smith and the another local country will ring in the New Year at the Watering Hole Saloon on Old McQueeney Road at Interstate The S8 admission charge includes a party favors and a champagne toast at The show starts at 8 at the Watering Call 6250045 for more The Fraternal Order of a nonprofit will sponsor a New Years Eve dance with music provided by Sounds of Country with Frank Admission to the dance is and party breakfast tacos and blackeyed peas are The dance will start at 8 at Eagles located at 257 East South For more call 6257243 or 625 If polka is more appropriate for you than the Cottoneyed Bavarian Village Restaurant and Biergarten is the place to be as the Littl Fisherman host a New Years Party from The cost is at the door and includes a breakfast buffet and party Bavarian Village is located at 212 Austin near See Page 2 More hats tossed into the ring By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A flurry of Republican candidates filing to be included on the March primary ballot before the 2 filing deadline was reported Monday by Robbie chairman of the Republican Party in Comal We knew they were going to be there they were just a little slow about Borchers Theyre not so anxious to be the first one out John chairman of the Democratic Party in Comal said he expects an announcement from within his party Included in the most recent filings are Republican incumbents Bill seeking reelection as district attorney and Jack seeking reelection as Reimer is seeking a second term as Comal County district attorney after having previously served as county Bremer is seeking a second term after receiving 73 percent of the votes cast when elected as Comal County sheriff in Also filing were Marc candidate for precinct 3 county commissioner Preston candidate for precinct 1 constable Danny candidate for precinct 2 constable Bo Eoff candidate for precinct 3 Ben candidate for precinct 3 George Wolf incumbent precinct 4 constable and Jim candidate for precinct 4 George Wolf served a partial term as constable after being appointedby the Comal County Commissioners Court to fill the unexpired term of Fidel Tamez who took a position with the Comal County Sheriffs Wolf later was elected in 1990 to finish the two years remaining on the This particular constables precinct 4 has been enlarged greatly probably doubled by and there will probably be more on the Borchers Earlier filings included incumbent Jumbo seeking a fourth term as precinct 1 county commissioner and incumbent Al seeking reelection as precinct 2 The deadline for candidates to file petitions to be on the primary ballot is The telephone and the doorbell have kept me she Borchers added that it is uncertain whether an extended deadline of 10 recently permitted by a federal court in Austin applies to local If they come after that Ill just have to call state headquarters to find out what lo do about she Many candidates collect signatures on petitions to be included on the primary election ballot to avoid having to pay a filing In a countywide race 300 signatures are needed to avoid paying a For a district less than such as the justice of the or county commissioner signatures equaling two percent of the most recent gubernatorial vote for both parties in that district Candidates for county commissioner can avoid a filing while candidates for See Page 2 Former police chief files a slander suit By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer A police chief who was fired by the City of Garden Ridge has filed a slander suit against the mayor pro tem because of a statement attributed to her in a northern Antonio The suit against Mayor Pro Tem Pan White was filed in the 22nd District Court of Comal County arid has not been scheduled yet for According to the Plaintiffs Original former Police Chief Parus Dudleys charge is based on a statement white reportedly made which said in pan that the chief had broken state the quote was printed in a 19 frontpage story of the ft newspaper covering the Randolph area in northern Sp Contending the remark was false and maliciously Dudley is seeking a total of million in in addition to court costs and in attorneys according to the Whites George said in a telephone conversation Monday that she was present but that she would not Jim assistant claims manager for the Texas Municipal said officials cannot yet comment on the Marvin deputy director of the said San Antonio attorney Lowell Demon will represent White in this who is representing the city of n Ridge in an unrelated suit filed by could not be reached for comment Monday or Dudley said N Hied the slander suit to keep White from making further statements that and
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