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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY TfiuficferfefVd provides plenty of excitement See Wheels CENTS COUNT DOWHt 492 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennial March March New Braunfels Herald 410 16 Pages in one section Aug Serving Comal County Home of JESUS HERNANDEZ I Vol 141 NO 185 INSIDE STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Frances Erben David Robinson Marie Carnes Jacob Borchers Delia Vil lanueva Sandra Vetter John Schendel Jess Loyola Jesus Hernandez Jimmy Maxwell Jimmy Offerman Diana Garcia Dean Jackson Kitty Rose Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled A blood drive for New Braun fels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug 23 from 10 ajn to 6 at the law offices of Reagan Burrus Dierksen Lamon and Bluntzer located at 205 N Seguin Two blood mobiles will be on hand in the back parking lot to take donations Walkins are welcome or appointments can be made by calling Debbie at 625 8026 Sts Peter and Paul Rummage Sale set Sts Peter and Paul School Summer Rummage and Plant Sale will be held today Aug 6 and Saturday Aug 1 The sale will be open 8 ajn to 6 on Friday and 8 to 3 on Saturday There wil be all kinds of things for sale clothes furniture appliances toys housewares knickknacks and beautiful plants Donations are still being accepted all this week at SL Marys Hall on the school cam pus where the sale will be held For more information call 6251729 during the day or 625 6101 Friends For Rivers meeting scheduled Friends For Rivers invites the public to their next meeting on Thursday Aug 26 at 7 at Victoria Bank Trust 1000 N Walnut in New Braunfels The speaker Andy Goldbloom head of Texas Parks Wildlife Greenways Program will address River and Trail Issues throughout the state The meet ing will be held in the Herb Schneider Room of the North Building Call 9064315 or 210 4383628 for more information New Braunfels Lioness meeting set The New Braunfels Lioness Club will meet Monday Aug 9 at Ryans Steak House at 11 am Community blood drive set for Aug 13 The New Braunfels Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Fri day Aug 13 from 1 pjn to 3 in the KMart parking lot located at 1050135 E The community blood supply is currently low offi cials have said If you are between 17 and 72 weigh at least 110 pounds and in good general health you can help by donating The process is safe simple and takes about 30 min utes Stanuntisch The New Braunfels Heratd Zeitung invites Us readers to sub mit items to Stanuntisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German communi ty Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the com munity to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Bremer defends actions at recall public hearing By JENNIFER ROMPEL New Braunfels residents attending a public hearing concerning the recall of District 2 Councilman Dan Bremer spoke overwhelmingly in favor of keeping Bremer on the council More than 100 people attended the meeting which was held at th Braunfels Municipal Building Thurs day evening The hearing was held as a opportunity to allow Bremer to address the allegations made in the recall petition The recall petition was presented to the council last month and was signed by 200 citizens of District 2 More than half of the people attend ing applauded Bremer as he entered the building and several held up signs showing their support Despite the large crowd only seven people opted to speak during the hear ing No one who signed the petition spoke to the council The hearing was opened by Mayor Rudy Seidel who then turned control of the meeting over to Bremer Bremer began by setting the guidelines for the meeting and then addressed each alle gation made against him by the peti tioners Concerning allegation that he walked out during a city council meeting Bre mer said he chose to leave because the council had a 33 split over whether Councilman James Goodbread could sit on the council as a holdover candi date Bremer said he believed Good bread was going to vote on the issue himself The question was raised as to whether ethically or legally he could vote for he said Bremer said the agenda for that meeting contained a lot of business and if Goodbread voted the actions taken they could be challenged I felt like I was protecting the city by going to a judge at that point and asking the judge whether he Good bread could sit as a holdover candi he said Petitioner Paul Lenzen of District 2 said this is the same thing Bremer has been saying all along I feel like he shouldnt have walked he said Lenzen added that Bremer never said anything about his stance from the time between the election until Goodbread was supposed to take his oath of office The second allegation stated Bre mer had knowingly misled voters about Amendment 2 during the May elec tion Bremer stated he had offered the amendment in November and it was approved by all seven council mem bers Lenzen said he felt like this action was not done property He claimed it was Bremer who initiated the change to take out wording stating the amend ment would not pertain to current city council members In reference to the allegation he had prevented the city from seeking ade quate assistance to defend itself in tri al Bremer said he opted not to seek additional legal assistance because he thought the parties involved in the law HeraldZeltung photo by JOHN HUSETH 300 signatures Dan Bremer held up an envelope Thursday night he said contained at least 300 signatures of District 2 supporters who want him to remain on the city council suit in question would be able to take it the lawsuit questioning if Goodbread to court without using taxpayer money He added that he felt some of the support for gaining the council was to use that effort to support James Goodbread the candidate for The fourth allegation concerned tak ing action preventing Goodbread from serving as a council member The only issue I raised was could he legally sit as a holdover said Bremer Bremer explained that if the judge had allowed Goodbread to sit as a holdover he would have accepted it In response to the fifth allegation that Bremer had not been authorized to act in his official manner when filing could sit as a holdover candidate Bre mer state he could not find any where it stated that seeking a legal opinion has to be authorized The sixth allegation stated that Bre mer had failed to respond to the wish es of his constituents concerning James Goodbread I did not run for council to support James Goodbread in all his endeav said Bremer Bremer added that no one who signed the petition ever came forward to discuss with him their opinions on the matter He said the information he received was to protect the taxpay ers Bremer stated the actions he has tak en have been to support the wellbeing of the city He stated no facts have been presented to support the allega tions made Those speaking in favor of Bremers actions stated he had fulfilled his cam paign promises by not raising taxes and creating a code of ethics for coun cil members city staff and city appointees Dan youre serving District 2 and youre serving the whole said District 2 citizen Guadalupe Castillo Youre fighting for the people of District 2 and the people of New Larry Alexander also a resident of District 2 Commissioners pass support for fire ban By ROSE MARIE HASH Staff Writer Thursday mishap HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH New Braunfels police responded to a twovehicle accident Thursday morning that left one woman Injured Edna Zlpp 85 of New Braunfels was taken by ambulance to McKenna Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released Zlpp was traveling north on S Seguin and turned left onto Coll where her car collided with a Plymouth mlnlvan driven by Tammy Crumrlne of New Braunfels Comal County Commissioners adopted a resolution supporting the County Fire Marshals recommenda tion for a ban on burning in the coun ty The ban was called for last week after numerous days without rain County Judge Carter Casteel indi cated last week that the ban would be supported by commissioners No rain has been reported in the county since June 23 according to the National Weather Service in Austin Commissioners set Monday Aug 9 as the date for a public hearing on the creation of a no parking zone at the River Road Gatehouse Informa tion Center at Thursdays Commis sioners Court session In the workshop session Commis sioners honored Wally Stahl the retir ing Veterans Services Officer for his long service to the veterans of Comal County Karen Longoria who will replace Stahl starts in her new position on Monday Aug 9 Sheriff Jack Bremer as chairman of the Classification Committee reviewing the countys personnel clas sification system presented the com mittees mission statement The com mittee decided to review the entire sys tem and will make a report to com missioners on their recommendations at a future date In the action portion of the court commissioners Authorized Commissioner Craig mile to contact the appraiser for the FM Creek Project Approved the contract with Holt man Company for services to be provided to the county tax lectors office Tabled the establishment of a Per sonnel Department and reorganization of the Administrative Assistant rune tion Accepted a donation of a 1992 set of MartindaleHubbell reference books from Jack Robinson to the Comal County Library Local girl ready for trip Holly Goerges New Braunfels current Young Woman of the Year will be In Garland this weekend to compete In the Texas Young Woman Scholarship Program She Is the daughter of Ed Tina Goerges and Is a senior at New Braunfels High School Complaint filed against Sheriffs Dept By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A Canyon Lake woman has filed a report to the Comal County Sheriffs Office claiming she was mistreated during her arrest for public intoxication LaNette Davenport Poole 34 claims that several Comal County sheriffs deputies and detention officers mistreated her on July 11 According to Pooles statement deputies came to her home after she had fallen and hit her head The statement says her husband called 911 I repeatedly explained that my husband had not committed any violent act toward my per son and that there was a great deal of tension and confusion due to the the state ment reads According to Poole the deputy told her hus band to leave and told her to stay in her house and not leave Poole said she left her home to go to her husbands grandmothers house and after arriving at the home was stopped by the officers and arrested for public intoxication Poole claims at this point she suffered an anxiety attack She said the officers thought she was going to throw up and warned her if she got sick in their car she would have to clean it up She claims she then blacked out and did not wake up until she was at the jail According to her statement Poole was dropped on the floor and later taken to into the intake area of the jail She claims she was later taken to a large cell Poole claims she was not booked in at this time and was not allowed to make a telephone call She also claims she was not allowed to go to the bathroom for a long period of time but was later allowed to do so Poole said she was examined by a doctor the next day She said she has also contacted an attorney in relation to the case Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said an investigation into the matter will be conducted He said all of the statements related to the mat ter have been gathered and the mvestigation will continue Bremer added that it is unusual for a com plaint to be made against one of the deputies Poole is set to have her public intoxication case heard Aug 10 For news subscription or advertising information call 6259144
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