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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 17, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Chamber names two local men to a war COUHTDOWNi 481 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquteentennlal March March New Braunfels 410 177 S 0 W E S T HIC R C P U B IS HIN G 2627 E YANDELL UR PASO IX 79903 CENTS MMjjM 1A HeraldZeitung 10 Pages in one section Aug Serving Comal County Home of HEATHER PUGH I Vol 141 No 192 INSIDE 2 STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Heather Pugh Lynn Rheinlaender Tracey Cabello Ronald Pope Marshall Schaoke Happy Anniversary to Pam Bob Blackwell Jimmy Betty Meekel belated 29 years 1993 Rodeo Queen contestants Comal County high school freshmen sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1993 Comal County Rodeo Queens Contest Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school dis trict as of Aug 16 Posters and information sheets will be available at the local high schools Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled A blood drive for New Braun fels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug 23 from 10 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 Eagles Auxiliary hosting Supper The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary will have their Birthday Supper tonight at June July and August birthdays will be recognized Members are asked to bring a vegetable salad or dessert McKenna seeking historical info McKenna Memorial Hospital needs your help in acquiring any information pertaining to the his tory of the hospital McKenna is celebrating its 40year anniver sary in October of this year The hospital was built in 1953 A brief submission consisting of a short written summary of something unique that happened in a particular year trivia pho tographs of any items of interest in relation to the hospital through the years would be beneficial Please submit your items to McKenna Memorial Hospital attn Tim Brierty Hospital Development 143 E Garza New Braunfels 78130 Art League to host supper tonight The New Braunfels Art League annual membership potluck supper is set for tonight Aug 17 at the Arts Center at The League will pro vide the meat drinks and table ware and the members will bring either a salad vegetable or dessert dish Members will showandtell artworks explaining inspriations the challenges and solutions or per haps ask for a critique Stanuntisch The Ntw Braunfels HeratdZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Judge denies summary judgement By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Visiting District Judge Derwood Johnson denied a motion for summary judgment Monday in the case of Peter Lingamfelter versus the City of New Braunfels and Councilman James Good bread A hearing was held at the Comal County Cour thouse Monday morning A trial will now be held to determine if Goodbread is eligible to serve on the council The motion for summary judgment was made last month by Lingamfelter A motion for summary judgment is a request by one party that the judge make a ruling in a case based on law rather than taking the case before a jury Members of the courtroom aucuence applaud ed the judges decision after the hearing had con cluded Goodbread said he was pleased with the Courtroom audience applauds decision judges decision as well as the large amount of the hearing that the question of eligibility is all a support shown at the hearing matter of law I think the original people spoke and the We believe this is all a question of law There judge listened to he said He made his is no fact issue to be submitted to the he decision using common sense said We see the construction of the argument to I m very fortunate Ive gotten tremendous sup be the interpretation of the amendment port all the way through this I think the peo According to Chums arguments the wording 1i in the amendment is not ambiguous and does apply to Goodbread Chunn said arguments dealing with ex post facto law are not relevant in this case because ex post facto law can only be applied to criminal pie of New Braunfels want to be represented by someone who stands up for said Good bread Lingamfelter said he was not surprised by the judges decision He said the motion was filed in order to bring the case to a speedy conclusion We were interested in seeking a speedy and cost effective he said Lingamfelter is represented by New Braun fels attorney John Chunn Chunn argued during matters Arguments were also heard from City Attorney Barry Moore and Goodbreads attorney Atana cio Campos Moore said sections of the local government code and Texas Constitution state charter amend ments should be prospective in nature not ret rospective He also said discussion during coun cil meetings in November 1992 show council members did not intend for the amendment to apply to the May I election Campos said voters always meant for Good bread to serve He also said questions have been raised over whether the amendments were offi dally adopted by the council when council mem bers canvassed the vote Goodbreads eligibility as a council member became an issue after voters passed an amend ment to the city charter limiting the terms a coun cil member can serve The amendment limits the terms to two con secutive threeyear terms and three threeyear terms in a lifetime Goodbread has served three terms on the council C ISO budget increased by over Young dolphin at work By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Comal Independent School Dis trict board of trustees received copies of the proposed school bud get for 199394 at last nights work shop meeting Copies of the budget are available at the Central Administration Office for the public The budget is scheduled for adoption at the Aug 23 CISD Board of Trustees meeting The million budget is a percent increase over last years budget with enrollments estimated to be a per cent increase over last year The board again delayed hiring a Public Information Officer The posi tion has been open since the end of the school year in May School regis tration information and public notice of the proposed budget availability are among the items that have not been effectively communicated according to school administration personnel due to the absence of a public information officer Thedistrict is apparently con sidering not funding the position We are considering the funding for the said Superintendent Jer ry Major But I do anticipate it being filled at some point Were taking a look at it Were certainly behind All I can tell you is that were continuing to look at In other business the board heard a report from Abel Campos the CISD Financial Director on the consolida tion of the schools voting places with the county According to Campos vot ing polls will be located at schools whenever possible and early voting for school elections will also be held at the county courthouse In CISD the CISDs TEA rating not bad By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Comal Independent School Dis trict patrons concerned with the unacceptable rating given the school district recently should know that the rating is based on last years fig ures and has since moved into an acceptable range below the six per cent cut off Our Hispanic rate reported right on six said Carol Hall Assistant Superintendent for Instruc tion We have since recovered two dropping us below the six percent cut off Out of a population of 14 AfricanAmerican students weve had one drop out but that one put us over the cut off If you have small student population one or two drop outs will throw you way up thats the problem with the The Texas Education Agency ver ified the districts situation That was only in relationship to the dropout said Larry Garcia Regional Director at TEA Comals dropout rate was over 6 overthe cut off rate That was based on last years years rate is HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Benjamin Ham a member of the New Braunfels Dolphins Swim Team works hard during the 50 yard breast stroke at a Junior meet held at Landa Park recently Suicide still a mystery to police By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer consolidation will mean that voters will only have one place to go to vote for city county and school elections Campos also reported that he will ask the board to approve million in Tax and Revenue Anticipation Advanced Gifts Drive has already exceeded its goal ByDAVIPSULLENS Editor and Publisher With a remaining in the Advance Gifts Drive of the current United Way of Comal County canv paign the drives goal already has been exceeded According to Advance Gifts ChaumanPon Maxwell as of Mon day morning had been con tributed orpledgedtothe drive The Advance Gifts Drives sig nificance in the overall United Way campaign derives fro the momen tum it builds for tte start tf the gen eral Maxwell saM Mon day And this years campaign is off to a fantastic start By companion according toUnit ed Way of Comal County Execu tive Pubtor Worf by Aug 14of last year had been vs and on August 19 with 138 pledges or gifts that total was at So with pledges andnearly in pledges and sotttrihtt Wod said Monday were well ahead of last The Advance Gifts drive ends Aug 24 Maxwell said and the gea eial campaign begins Aug 25 tinuiug through Nov 12 The overall oamjtfiga goal is Maxwell sswVOur high New Braunfels police say they still do not know why William Franklin Sproles 24 of Seguin killed himself during a police pursuit on Saturday morning Sproles died from a selfinflicted gunshot wound to his head and neck According to New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen Sproles did have a criminal history but was not wanted on any warrants Headen said he did not know why Sproles shot himself or if he intended to shoot himself We do not know one way or the other The nearest offi cer was 40 to 50 yards he said Police are awaiting reports from the Bexar County Med ical Examiners office to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor Headen said these reports are routine and it will take several days to get results According to reports the incident occurred after police had responded to a disturbance in which Sproles was involved at 2 Saturday Reports show officers were fired upon by Sproles who then eluded police and fled the scene The suspect was later found on Farm to Market 725 A chase ensued involving Canine Officer Scott Lange Police said Sproles then apparently turned and fired on Lange before killing himself He was prounounced dead on the scene by a Guadalupe County Justice of the Peace Monday fire levels house 35 acres in Spring Branch By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Three area fire departments respond ed to a house fire Monday afternoon that occurred at the Indian Hills Sub division in Spring Branch No one was injured in the fire according to officials Departments responding to the call included the Bulverde Area Volunteer Fire Depart ment the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department and the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department Bulverde EMS also responded to the call Reports show the fire was reported by a Comal County sheriffs deputy at approximately According to Comal County Fire Marshal Milton Willman the fire appealed to be caused by a trash fire that spread to the house The house was unoccupied at the time Willman said the house and 35 acres of brush grass were completely destroyed No value of the damage has been set at this time Firefighters were at the scene until 9 in order to extinguish the brush and grass fires that resulted from the house fire Willman said his office will contin ue to investigate the cause of the fire Friday Night Faces debuts Aug 29 in the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung will preview the 199394 football season with the publish ing of Frtdcy Night Faces which will debut in the Sunday Aug 29 edition The publication will contain team profiles interviews with play ers and coaches an areawide sportswriters poll and a special story on former area players who are playing collegiate football The special preview will feature a fullcolor front page this year To advertise in the publication call Paul davis at 6259144 For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144
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