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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 13, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY New Braunfels senior league eliminated See page 7 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN SI 6 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels HeraldZeit 10 Pages in one section July Serving Comal County Home of Dr Jerry Scott Major I Vol 141 No 167 INSIDE Water STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Gail Walker Jonathan Lagunas Nora Sote to Michelle Hubertus Happy Anniversary to Dwight and Betty Doeppenschmidt and also Gregorio and Sara Espinosa 30 Lodge hosts Deputy Grand Master The New Braunfels Masonic Lodge W Sail Anto nio will have a Stated Com munication today at District Deputy Grand Master Kel lis D Moore of the Grand Lodge of Texas will make his official visit at the meeting Members and Masonic visitors are urged to attend Christian Womens Club luncheon set The New Braunfels Christian Womens Club will hold its monthly luncheon at Woodlands Country Club at Canyon Lake at today The special feature will be a hat contest most elegant most orignial runniest Featured speaker will be Marsha Wall principal pf the New Braunfels Christian Academy For reserva tions call 6205205 or 629 2995 For free nursery call 620 5929 Rep Kuempel moves Austin office State Representative Edmund Kuempel RSeguin will move his office from the Capitol to the State Board of Insurance Building room 203 effective immediately The move prompted by the State Capitol Renovation Project will be temporary Completion of the renovation is expected by December 1994 Rep Kuem pel may be contacted by writ ing Box 2910 Austin Texas 787682910 or by calling 5124630602 The State Board of Insurance Building is located to the east of the Capitol at the comer of San Jacinto and 11th Streets FBC Canyon Lake Summershine set Summershitw11 will be the theme for Vacation Bible School set for July 12 through 16 at First Baptist Church of Canyon Lake Activities and study are planned for children age three through sixth grade Featured will be Bible stories and study crafts and much more as the car nival theme nSummershinen fun continues through the week For further information call 9643457 Staittmtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites Its readers to sub mit items to Stammttsch Accord ing to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch repre sents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Printed on recycled paper Veterans protest budget cut HemldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Manuel Camareno a veteran from New Braunfels signs a petition asking the county to reinstate full time hours to the position of Comal County veterans service officer By JENNIFER ROMPEL and ROSE MARIE EASH Staff A local veteran is circulating a petition to area residents in an attempt to gain support for keeping the hours of the Comal County veterans service officer at 40 hours per week Manuel Camareno of New Braunfels began the petition this week He said petitions should be available at area VFW posts and American Legions by this afternoon A decision was recently made by county commissioners to cut the veterans services hours from 40 to 20 Camareno said these hours will not be sufficient to serve the more than veterans who live in Comal County Camareno said the veterans service officer works to ensure veterans get any disability benefits they have earned The officer also works with wives and children of veterans Its all got to be done through 1 use him as an advi sor for he said Most of the work includes paper work that must be sent to either Houston or San Antonio Camareno said he is concerned veterans will be forced to go to San Antonio to receive their benefits The veterans of Comal County were selected to go into the military by the countys own people When they need ed us we responded Now we need for you to help keep what weve he said Camareno is hoping to get at least 700 signatures for the petition The petition requests that the veterans service office remain open for 40 hours per week and that the salary of the new officer be negotiated by the commission ers court Commissioner Neil Craigmile said that the commission ers were simply trying to be good business managers for the county Its not intended to be a decrease in services to Craigmile said The Veterans Service Officer has been able to take on other duties and still provide his services to veterans We had pretty well decided when we advertised for the position to make it a parttime Craigmile said We are talking to some other counties about sharing a person There was the feeling that there would not decrease in ser vices and many of those interested dont want to work full Petition to recall Bremer presented to council Residents tell council that Bremer does not represent District 2 By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Several New Braunfels residents addressed the city council Monday night to present a petition requesting the recall of District 2 City Council man Dan Bremer The petition was signed by more than 205 res idents from District 2 It was presented to the council by New Braunfels resident Mary Serold According the petition drive began last week and continued through the weekend Other residents who attended the council meeting were also asking to sign the petition He Bremer has been acting like hes speak ing for us when hes really said Serold Its not just the Mr Goodbread situation He has threatened the entire election process He represents us as our mouthpiece That is what has upset everybody in District Paul Lenzen who also worked on the signature drive said if the recall is successful it will beup to the voters of the city to decide if there should be Judge says Goodbread not a holdover member By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer District Court Judge James Myers ruled Monday that City Councilman James Goodbread cannot serve as a holdover candidate on the New Braunfels City Council The judge issued an injunction preventing Goodbread from taking a seat on the council The injunction is expected to continue until a final deci sion is made during the trial scheduled for Sept 8 or until other orders are given by the question on Goodbreads eligibility as a holdover candidate was brought before the judge by the state through councilmen Pan Bremer and Butch Benitez Bremer and Benitez have served as relaters for the state in the case New Brazte has served as counsel for the elaters he is pleased with the judges decision According to Brazle the defendants in the case still have the opportu nity to appeal the injunction He added that if Goodbread loses the battle to be able to serve his fourth term he can still fight to sit as a holdover until a special election can be held If the judge determines he can take a seat on the council then the issue brought forward by Bremer and Benitez will go said Brazle Goodbread said he was not sure if he would file an appeal I dont want to lock myself in There is a trial coming up and I will look for he spoke about the judges decision during Monday nights city council meeting Yes I am disappointed to have a temporary I am determined to see this confrontation to its he said The sad thing about this is our city is the J feel justice will pre vail when this comes to a said Goodbread Goodbreads speechjwas followed by a standing ovation from approximately half of the more than 100 people attending the j Ahearing was held last Thursday to determine Goodbreads eligibil ity as a holdover council meriiber Goodbread has been under a temporary restraining order until Mondays decision was announced a recall City Manager Hector Tamayo said the peti tion will go the city secretary who will verify the signatures The petition must have 150 valid sig natures in order to be accepted If the signatures are verified a special meeting to discuss the matter must be held This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday After the signatures are presented to the coun cil by the city secretary Bremer will have five days to call a public hearing if he so desires The council will then have 10 days after the hearing to call an election unless the council member in question decides to resign The next available election day will be Nov 2 If this election is held voters will have to decide if Bremer should be recalled If he is recalled then another election would be held in January to elect a new council member Bremer was not available for comment as of press time Schlitterbahn giving boost to v local economy Resort employs number of local area youths during summer season By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer In uidition to the dollars tourists vis iting Schlitterbahn Waterpark bring to New Braunfels every summer theres an economic impact made by the employees too Theres more than of them There are 484 lifeguards and 252 of them are from New Braunfels and the surrounding communities of Canyon Lake Spring Branch Bulverde Seguin Universal City Schertz Cibo lo and Wimberly There are 73 employees who do park cleanup Most of them are under 16 and most of them are from New Braun fels There are 433 other seasonal employees in the food service gift shop and admissions areas and two thirds of them live in New Braunfels Thomas Cannon 18 is a life guard at Schlitterbahn The hours are very Cannon said Youre dealing with the public everyday its good experi ence for later on when you get a real Cannon has worked at Schlitterbahn for three years and says he spends his money locally as do most of the other employees I keep most of it in the bank for July 4th drowning victim found at Canyon Lake HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Thomas Cannon an 18 yearold lifeguard from New Braunfels has worked for Schlitterbahn for three years now college and use some for gas he said Most of the employees eat here at places like Taco Bell and they use the Mill Store Plaza stores because the malls are too Cannon said its not easy for young people to find jobs in New Braunfels unless they have a personal connec tion with someone who has jobs to fill According to Carol Adams Schlit terbahns Personnel Coordinator the waterpark employs a total of 1500 sea sonal workers and about 23 5 perma nent employees mostly locals A large number of the seasonal employees return year after year some have been here six said Adams Its more convenient for us to have local kids because of the trans portation problem when they live far We have several local fami lies too that work here If we werent here there arent many places that will hire young peo she said And we provide the By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County sheriffs deputies recovered the body of a Florida man who drowned in Canyon Lake during the July 4 weekend Gregory Roland Samsel of West Palm Beach was nulled out of the water at approximately 9 Sun day An autopsy was performed bythe Travis County Medical Examiners Office According to Chief Deputy El wood Hoherz as of Monday the medical examiner was still working on a posi tive identification However family members have been notified that the man pulled out of the water was wear A large return year after year some have been here six Carol Adams Schlitterbahn training Adams said the training provided for life guards food service personnel and cashiers can be used for other jobs in the community too And she said some of the seasonal jobs young peo ple take help them focus on a career Some of the life guards for exam ple who see or get involved in res cues become interested in becoming Emergency Medical Technicians or going into the medical said Adams And many of the admissions people go into retail some to places like Disney ing the same clothing as Samsel The family is currently in Comal County waiting to take the body back to Penn sylvania where they reside According to Comal County sher iffs reports Samsel disappeared last Saturday while he was swimming in the lake with friends He was renorted missing by f riends on Sunday He was last seen at 9 Saturday Deputies conducted a diving search on July 4 and 5 but were unsuccessful because trot lines in the water How ever ledges around the lake were checked Since the diving search deputies have been watching the water to see if the body would surface CISD hires new superintendent By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Comal Independent School Dis trict board of trustees voted unani mously to hire a former New Braunfels Middle School coach Dr Jerry Scott Majors currently the superintendent at Livingston Independent School Dis trict as the new CISD superintendent at Monday nights special meeting We did an extensive amount of interviewing with a number of different said Jim Middleton CISD board president We were very pleased with the qualities that we found in The thing that stuck in my mind that was very impressive is that were dealing with a very intelligent problem said board member Douglas Kirk An individual that knows how to listen to the experts knows how to get good input so that the decisions he makes are good decisions He will face the tough Other board members sited his bud get preparation at Livingston and the way Majors handled racial issues there last year as factors in their decision They also said they were impressed with a scholarship program developed by Majors and by his discipline pro gram Majors is married and has two daughters He will officially start as superintendent of CISD on Aug 9 Majors was at the New Braunfels Middle School during a time when Joe Rogers was at New Braunfels High For advertising news or subscription information call 6259144
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