Tuesday, January 5, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas tilling Tuesday January Serving Comal Home of Noble Stewart Daily 50 Sunday 75 cents KRUEGER GOES TO WASHINGTON Richards picks Comal County politician to fill empty Senate position By ROSE MARIE EASH i Staff Writer By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Comal County nativeson Bob Krueger will be sworn in as the senator to replace Lloyd Bentsen at noon today on the floor of the Texas House Prior to his election to the Texas Railroad Commission in Krueger served as an university dean and chief executive In spite of reservations by many Democrats who say Krueger isnt strong enough to be elected in the special election this John chairman of the Comal County Democratic Party I think hes very He doesnt have some of the political baggage some of the others He has a statewide network and the fundraising He could have won over John Tower if one vote had changed in each As of Krueger and Representative Jim Chapman were seen as the two finalists for the Chapman is a Sulphur Springs attorney who was elected to the House of Representatives in 1985 when Senator Phil Gramm tried to engineer theelection of a Republican to the House by appointing then Representative Sam Hall to a federal The plan was to get a Republican elected in a special election in a Kruegers Travels Bob Krueger began his political career in 1975 as a member of the Texas delegation in the House of During that time he was voted the most effective of the 92 new members in Newsweek said of him Kruegers success has established him as the oil and gas industrys most persuasive defender and a man to be reckoned with The New York Times wrote Men and women who have been around Congress for years say that they cannot remember another freshman House member gaining such stature in such a short He served in the House until Krueger then served as ambassadoratlarge and coordinator for Mexican affairs during Carters His responsibilities included any and all matters directly or indirectly affecting He was the chairman of the Senior Interagency Task Group on Policy working with the assistant secretaries of justice and other cabinet Most Krueger has served as a Texas Railroad Commissioner since Prior to his time in public Krueger was an executive in various businesses and a teacher and administrator at Duke He was a Resident Fellow in Extractive Industries at North Texas State the Lloyd Professor of Business Government Relations in the Lyndon Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Radislov Tsanoff Professor of Public Affairs at Rice University and Distinguished University Lecturer in Political Science at Southern Methodist He is also an author with a magazine and a newspaper column to Krueger is married to the former Kathleen Tobin of They have two Mariana and and live in New traditionally democratic district in a nonPresidential thereby proving that Republicans could win in any southern Gramm and Lee Atwater teamed up against Jim Wright and Lloyd Bentsen in the Ultimately the Republican candidate lost when some of his comments showed a lack of understanding of some issues and because Chapman focused his campaign on the social security Chapman also had the financial support of Democrats at the state and national His image has suffered more recently due to his loyalty to Jim Wright and the perception that he is too conservative he has voted in favor1 of amendments which would allow discrimination in the workplace against anyone known to have Some of this political baggage may have affected Governor Richards but vacating House seat to fill a Senate seat could have left her with the same problem on a slightly smaller With Krueger as the the Democrats only lose a state railroad commissioner for the time being though they still face a tough race in There does not appear to be complete agreement on the selection Comal County politician Bob Krueger is to be sworn at noon today to fill Lloyd Bentsens vacant senatorial of and its likely several other Democrats will run for the The lack of a clear leader in that race for the Democrats opportunities for could mean Republican Local Democrats laud naming of Krueger for vacant Senate slot By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Local Democrats were happy with Governor Richards choice for the Senate seat vacated by Lloyd Hes a person of said John chairman of the Comal County democratic I hell do a lot to restore the image of Democrats in the state and a lot for New Curtis made reference to the damage that Lena Guerrero did to the Democratic Party when she was found to have lied about her academic Guerreros live up to great expectations hurtDemocrats in the state he He noted that her fall was especially painful because of the national exposure she got as a upcoming Hispanic woman in the I think its great for the Democratic Party hes the one candidate Democrats can rally said Christina who served her first day as a Comal County Commissioner yesterday thats Im very happy for him wish him Well be someone from New Braunfels well all stand behind Zamora will join other local officials including County Judge Carter Casteel in Austin tomorrow for the swearing in Casteel Were very proud to have Bob in our community and were proud of his long commitment to public service for our I appreciate him and Im excited that the has selected someone from New Braunfels Bob Krueger is a super caring Our community can only be proud that she selected Krueger will only serve until a special election is held in May unless he can get Although the community is generally happy with the some local Republicans were reserved in their Republicans offer congratulations to Bob Krueger as he receives a temporary senatorial said Republican county Biit in the position of the loyal opposition we understand full well the need to field a high caliber republican candidate in the May special Kay Bailey state Congressman Joe Barton of Ennis and Congressman Jack Fields of Houston are the leading republican contenders according to The black swans in Landa Park swim through the morning mist in front of the old LCRA power Photo byjohn Huseth Wentworth meet with county officials concerning legislative changes By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Representative Edmund Kuempel and Senatorelect Jeff Wentworth were in town yesterday to meet with Judge Carter Commissioner Jumbo Evans and the county engineer regarding proposed changes to subdivision We invited them over to discuss the subdivision said We told them what we wanted and why we wanted They were very Some of the changes concerning subdivisions proposed by the Comal County Commissioners include the preparation of a plat whenever any division of a tract occurs unless exempt under county exemption of manufactured home rental communities from county the requirement to publish notice of revisions of subdivision plat where the resultant tracts are of greater acreage than the They presented about half a dozen said Senator elect Jeff I didnt see a single thing they presented that didnt make good Ill prepare legislation that will include all their proposed One very significant change we asked for pertained to the state laws requiring bids for purchase of road said Commissioner Jumbo The cost of the rock is but every mile is very The cost of the material at the site is transportation costs State law says you can only accept the lowest We could save the taxpayers an awful lot of money if we could accept more than one bid price and then use our judgment on what is truly the end lowest The change Evans commented on is proposed for the Purchasing and Contracting Authority of Counties section of the Texas Local Government The commissioners recommended adding an item to the competitive bidding pan under exemptions which would allow the county to accept other than the lowest bid for materials where transportation costs would make the net cost Wentworth also spoke of holding town meetings in New Braunfels sometime this He said he would like an open forum to listen to people and answer We only meet five months out of the 24 were elected to said To me that twoway communication between people and their representatives is Wentworth plans to be in New Braunfels this month and will probably host the town meeting in Comal County Commissioners He said he would like to hear SM Page 2 Index Stammtisch 8 BUSINESS COMICS 6 DEARABBY 3 HOROSCOPE 3 OPINIONS 4 SPORTS STAMMTISCH II 2 WATER WATCH 3 WEATHER Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeilung sends Birthday wishes to Larry Kevin Michael Sierra and Molly Belated birthday wishes go to Ruth Glenny Kirchhof and Linda Ann Free adult education classes Initial registration for all adult education classes is or 13 for Monday and Wednesday classes and 12 or 14 for Tuesday and Thursday classes at the designated site of the All classes are sponsored by the local school Texas Education Agency and the Literacy These classes are and students may register at any class Lone Star 144 Hidalgo GED Monday and Wednesday from 7 9 ESL This class is for adults who wish to learn to write and speak English as well as participants who seeking permanentresident status through the amnesty Certificates of Satisfactory Pursuit are given after 40 hours of Monday and Wednesday from 7 9 New Branfels High Room C GED Tuesday Thursday from 7 9 Community Service 202 South Street GED Monday through Thursday from 9 to 4 ESL Monday and Wednesday from 7 9 Bulverde For more information concerning classes call Nancy Poe at Mountain For more information concerning call Ann Toussaim at 8335336 or Free tutors are available to any adult 17 years or older who needs to learn to call 6292731 or 6206200 Monday through Friday from 9 to 4 or 6581050 Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 9 For more information about any of these call or For Home Delivery Call 6259144 30 Seconds Bush wins Medal of Mediocrity AP President Bush beat out Woody Vice President Dan Quaylc and the Postal Service for the Millard Fillmore Societys Medal of Prcsh from the flutter of a million yel low ribbons and a 90 percent approval President Bush bellyflopped like a wounded swan into the lake of American said Phil vice president of the

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