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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels Herald May Serving Comal County Homo of Joann Lemmon 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 126 Council to respond to court order By GARY CARROLL New Braunfels city officials Thursday evening authorized City Attorney Barry Moore to ask that a restraining order against the City Council be After two executive council reconvened in regu and Council member Jan Kennady made a motion allowing Moore to file a formal response to the lawsuit prompt ing the I move that the city attorney file a response to the on behalf of the city expressing the legal position of the in his and to protect the inter est of the Kennady The motion passed unani The restraining order was filed Monday against the coun cil and Councilman James and prevents Good bread from taking office for a fourth time due to the wording of a May 1 charter amendment approved by voters limiting the terms of council The amendment included the phrase no current or future offi cial shall serve more than a total of three Petitioner Peter Lingamfelter said the amendment should take effect immediately and Goodbread be denied his fourth even though Goodbread was According to the char ter amendment is prospective in nature and does not apply to the sitting I will be expressing my view points as city attorney as to what I feel the law is regard ing this Moore My opinion is and my inter pretation is that I feel the peti tion filed by Lingamfelter should be denied and that is what my response will Lingamfelter brought the suit to the attention of attorneys John Chunn and Troy Burch They argue that since the vot ers approved term limitations as per the clear and unam biguous wording on the the limitations should be upheld Chunn and Burch received from Comal County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander to go ahead with the which goes before a judge on May acting as an attorney for the approved Chunns request for the restrain ing order filed against Good bread and the The approval of the local prosecutor for such action is required as a formality under the Civil Practices and Reme dies Rheinlander It is certainly not my intent in approving this action to take sides in this Rheinlander but rather to allow the parties to present their case and have an appro priate court rule on the merits of their RETIRES A member of American Legion Post 35 instructs a Canyon Middle School student in the disposal of a retired American flag during a ceremony at the local school Photo by Karla Legion post retires 150 flags By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung What does it mean to be an American That was the question members of the New Braunfels American Legion Post 35 and its Ladies Auxiliary hoped the students at Canyon Middle School could answer following a Thursday morn ing flag retirement at the Members of the CMS Honor Society presented the post with wornout flags given to them by area business owners and schools to be American Legion Post 35 Commander Leon Helmke hoped the ceremony would impress upon the students the symbolic importance of the American Flag as they were retired from Comrades these flags of our country have been inspected and condemned as unservice Helmke They have reached their present state in their proper service of memory and Let these faded flags of our country be retired and destroyed with respectful and honorable and their places be taken by bright new flags of the same size and One by nearly 150 flagswere laidjupQn the fire and burned as teachers Legion and members of New Braunfels Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11050 and the United States Daughters of 1812 looked The American Legion is the only local group with a flag retirement The last flag retirement performed by the post was nearly two years and this years cere mony was the result of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit President Joan While driving by Canyon Middle Helmke said she noticed the schools flag was tattered and She proceeded to tell Principal Rusty Brockman it needed to be I told him his flag needed to be retired and I Why dont we do all the flags so every body can Helmke I think it turned out pretty Bob commander of the American Legion District said the students could see what the flag means to veterans and should mean to Helmke said any residents with flags in poor condition can contact the American Legion Post and the flags would be accepted for future retire Train wreck staged in disaster drill By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung New Braunfels emergency response agencies participated in a statemandated disaster drill staging a train accident on Farm to Market Road 306 outside Every the stato dictates to us what kind of disaster sce nario we can said Herb Emergency Man agement Coordinator for the City of New There are three types and they rotate every This year it was a technological or manmade Syring Every five the state requires the citys pri vate and volunteer sectors run a full scale Syring said the drill began when a tractortrailer truck dri ver was distracted on the road way and collided with an oncoming At the New Braun fels Fire Department received a report from 911 officials that a train accident occurred at Farm to Market 306 behind A large fife was reported at the site of the By 9 officials activated the Emergency Operations having determined that an Amtrak train had hit a Midtex oil Officials said two Amtrak pas senger cars had derailed and there were numerous injuries among the trains Throughout the rest of the morning until the City of New Braunfels played out its reaction to the simulated There is a problem with com but every year we get a little bit said The Emergency Oper ations Center functioned as it should local government in emergency Thats civil defense and emergency man In addition to the emergency There is a problem with but every year we get a little bit The Emergency Operations Center func tioned as it should local government in emergency Thats civil defense and emergency manage Herb EM coordinator personnel in the Debbie Emergency Management said the drill includ ed the the city assistant city repre sentatives from various utili and other officials who would be involved in an actual emergency The drills are performed every but theyre not usu ally at the scale of the one per formed according to A complete critique was done immediately after the drill to identify problem Syring The drills serve to justify bet ter Each the different groups involved improve their abilities to communicate through technology and better Syring said citizens should rely on the radio and newspaper for most of their information in emergency Media agencies are part of the emergency management team and will be given necessary information to communicate to the Citizens can get more specific information from emergency management personnel in a cri sis situation by calling 608 For emergency cit izens should still call Syring Germania Farmer Verein to hold annual Anhalt Maifest By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung The 118th Anhalt Maifest will be cele brated May in The Germania Farmer a Ger man farmer association hosting the was organized in 1875 as a mutual aid society to protect their stock from cattle They begin to gather together to cele brate their harvests in the spring and fall a tradition that has been followed for 118 the main starts in the early afternoon and continues until 10 stopping early enough for everyone to get safely home in time to rest up for work on Its good according to verein mem You can buy a dance ticket at 1 and dance til 10 if youve got the energy to do said vice president of the And then if you get you can pay and eat all you want family For for two youre able to dance all that The celebration is a combination dance and familystyle They start serving at noon and usually run out of food by about 5 so residents can enjoy the traditional pot German and The music will be provided by two The first band this year will be The New which will play traditional songs for that old time German The band will play from 1 to 5 The second Chris Pfeiffer and the Salty Dogs Band will play country and western music from 6 tolO There will be an auction of donated items like an automatic deer livestock and a pipebarbecue pit between bands and arts and crafts exhibits and old time skills Anhalt was built specifically for the har vest celebrations and until recently was only used by the verein for those Rising maintenance expenses have made it necessary to do more fundraising and the association now solicits other Syamken Years it really wasnt done to make Syamken That wasnt one of our primary It was to come and break even on the fest and make a few dollars for But the high cost of everything has made us look at making more money and We didnt use to everybody knew it was always on the third Sunday in the month of May and the third Sunday in the month of said Peo ple at that time didnt have all these extra things to do like they do so Anhalt was a big Today we have to so we have to get our message said which is located off High way 46 four and a half miles west of Highway 281 on Anhalt consists of about four and a half acres of picturesque hill country with the charming Anhalt Hall with its wooden dance floor as its Inside Stammtisch Religion WATER The New Braunfels HeraldZeltung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sit ting place reserved for members of a community to gather and share the days We invite you to share with Best Wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Stephen Saturday Birthday wishes go to Bradley Bran denburg and Beau Brass Ensemble The Southwest Southwest Texas Universitys acclaimed brass will perform a special concert at today at Canyon Middle School to honor the CMS Members of CMS Band recently donated of their fundraising drive mon ey to help purchase instruments for two Russian music students vis iting The music performed for the band has never been per formed outside of Tennis Scramble The New Braunfels Tennis Association and Aggie Scramble will be held from May at the T Bar M Tennis Ladies and mens doubles will be Residents will play against players at their same skill Call Ben Tucker at 6294358 or Ray Smith at 6258680 for Who am I Dennis Gallaher shares the need of Christians to find a sense of identity with the Lord and says validation of their lives is there for the See page   

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