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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 28, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY 189 and counting NBHS server hits mark P 5 COUNTDOWN 443 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels HeraldZeil INSIDE 2 3 Sports STAMMIISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeiiung extends the following birthday wishes Terrell Seeger Hector Natal Lynn Sullens Canyon High Friends of Education meeting set for Sept 28 Canyon High School Friends of Education will meet today at 6 in the high school library To be eligible for the scholar ship drawing members must have joined by Nov Collegiate as well as vocation al scholarships will be awarded Dr Jerry Major district superin tendent will give a brief talk on school taxes and facilities Friends of the Library sale to be held Oct 68 The Friends of the Dittlinger Memorial Library are making final plans for their annual book sale which will be held Oct 68 at the New Braunfels Civic Cen ter 380 S Seguin St The Oct 6 sale will be for members of the Friends of the Library and the next two days will be open to the public The sale will be open to the public Oct 7 from 9 and Oct 8 from 9 to Habitat for Humanity meeting set for Oct 7 Comal County Habitat for Humanity will meet at Thursday Oct 7 at the Dittlinger Memorial Library Those interested in participat ing in the Comal County affiliate may join a committee at this meeting Call 6257005 for more information For those unable to attend the meeting donations for our first home may be sent to CCHFH Box 310487 New Braunfels Texas 781310487 Masonic Lodge sets called meeting New Braunfels Masonic Lodge No 1109 will have a called meeting today at to honor the widows of deceased Master Masons All Masonic widows are invited to attend Bro Daryl C Higgins Senior Minister of the First Protestant Church of New Braun fels will deliver an inspiring mes sage Certificates and a small gift will be presented to each widow Members are visitors are wel come to attend Art on display in local businesses The following artists will be displaying work in local busi nesses through October Erma Moss Texas Commerce Bank Florence Brownfield Victoria Bank and Trust committee room Pat Deltz Kettle Restaurant Wanda McNeill Dr Mercers office Vivian Curry Dr Bans office Marie Rawls Wuests Landa Pat Smith Boyer and Friesenhahn Grant Lathe Library Georgie Bush Mayo Investments Jack Price Mike MuUinsCPA office Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather ana share the days happenings We invite you to share with Travis grand jury indicts Hutchison From staff and wire reports AUSTIN A Travis County grand jury Mon day handed down an indictment on Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison RDallas for charges of destroying records while holding the Texas Trea surers office and for using that office for personal gain Angry over the charges Hutchison immediately responded at a hastily called press conference at her Washington office calling the charges dirty campaign The charges were handed down only 16 weeks after the Dallas Republican won the Senate seat from interim Senator and New Braunfels native Bob Krueger This is a somber occasion Hutchison for all Of us but our duty and that of the grand jury is said Travis Coun ty District Attorney Ronnie Earle Monday In a true democracy no one is above the The indictments accuse Hutchison of using state employees facilities equipment and supplies for her personal benefit and destroying com puter records from the treasury during her 2 and onehalf years in that office The indictments for tampering with government records and evidence allege she and others altered and concealed com puter archive tapes containing work files of state employees engaged in improper activities Earle said She was accused of three counts of official misconduct two seconddegree felonies and a Class A misdemeanor and of tampering with physical evidence another thirddegree felony of tampering with governmental records a third degree felony If convicted she could face a maximum 20 year sentence and up to in fines Also named were former deputy treasurer Mike Barron three counts and David Criss former treasury worker one CISD adopts singlemember district plan By ROSE MARIE HASH Staff Writer Starting next year the Comal Inde pendent School District will elect board members under a singlemem ber district plan ch will allow one board member Itom each of seven election districts The CISD board of trustees voted unanimously to approve the recom mendations of a singlemember district study committee which included Domingo Herrera Stephen Rich Pat ty Pfost Ana Lopez Steve Lopez and Bill Smith The committee met with school attorney Judy Underwood and demog rapher Leslie Johnston over the sum mer to review three plans and Patty Pfost and Ana Lopez presented the plan the committee recommended and the implementa tion plan The and plans would have provided for atlarge board mem bers Pfost said the plan was chosen because it offered the best opportuni ty maintain representation from the diverse communities of The committee recommended that implementation begin in 1994 with elections in districts one two and five They were chosen because district one has the greatest minority population with percent and districts two and five do not currently have specif ic representation on the board In 1995 districts six and seven would elect board members and in 1996 the final phase of the imple mentation would be complete with the election of board members from districts three and four Asked how the committee decided where district lines would be Pfost said they first identified all the com munities in the district and those were then combined as required to maintain the required population balance Underwood said she felt positive about the process and felt the Justice Depart ment which will have to approve the plan would be favorable to it Volleyball action on tap Council agrees to regulate local cable TV rates HeraldZaitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Sara Tyler sets up a Canyon shot In the Coujjarettes win over Smlthson Valley recently Rangeretite Allyson Kltchel 1 goes up for the block Canyon travels to Alamo Heights tonight at 7 Smlthson Valley hosts UvaUde at 7 and New Braunfels plays at Kerrvllle Tlvy at 7 Special marriage program gets under way tonight From staff reports A special 10week program designed to help mend or enhance mar riage relationships for couples in the New BraunfelsComal County area will begin tonight at 7 at the New Braunfels Independent School Dis tricts Education Building located at 430 Mill St The program and expanded from The Pursuit of Intimacy by the Cen ter For Marriage Family Intimacy will be geared to the friendship aspects of relationships and will be directed by Dennis Gallaher of Freedom Fellow ship Church of New Braunfels According to Gallaher many other churches of numerous denominations have stepped forward in support of the program as have local elected offi cials Gallaher said last week that 10 cou ples have signed up for the program so had 10 registrations filled out so far and were hoping to get at least 20 he said Those who havent registered for the program yet but would like to can do so at the door There is no By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council mem ber agreed Monday night to imple ment regulations of cable television rates in New Braunfels Regulations of the rates area allowed under the 1992 Cable Act The motion to regulate the rates was approved four to 1 with District 2 Councilman Dan Bremer voting against the regulations It seems to me theres enough reg ulating out there without getting involved in something said Bre mer The motion to approve the regula tions was made by Councilman Chris Bowers and seconded by Jan Kennady According to City Attorney Barry Moore the Texas Municipal League has been making an effort to inform cities about the Cable Act He said the act allows for regula tions on the basic cable rates but not expanded rates TCI Cablevision Manager Mark Morrison told the council many cities are opting to regulate cable rates What you are doing is fairly com he said He added that forms are currently available at the cable companys office in case any customers would like to complain about rates The forms are sent to the FCC Morrison urged the city to stay out of the consultant He said some cities have hired paid consul tants to deal with the regulations although only basic cable installation and equipment falls under the citys control Currently cable companies are under a rate freeze until Nov 15 Under FCC rules the rates for basic service tier equipment and installa tion may be regulated Costs of expanded cable or any channels requested individually are not regulated Also the channels included in the basic tier cannot be regulated Regulations by the city also require that any future rate increases must be reviewed and approved by the city In order to regulate the rates the city must obtain certification from the Fed eral Communications Commission enact rules conforming to FCC regu lations and notify the cable operator that the city is certified and its rules have been adopted Resident asks council to look at redistricting By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer West Side New Braunfels resi dent Aguinaldo Zamora spoke to dry council members Monday night in an effort to encourage the coun cil to examine the method by which the mayor is chosen and consider redistricting city council districts Zamora told the council the cur rent districts are not effective in representing the whole community The present system provides the opportunity for only one minority member to be elected to the city he said Because of this the Hispanic community has raised many concerns about fairness and equal access to representsative gov Currently three city council mem bers are chose atlarge and four are elected in single member districts Zamora also said the selection of the mayor is a concern of the His panic community We want to offer input and be part of the decision process and we ask that you consider some action on this he told the council Currently the mayor is elected as a city council member and is then appointed to the position of mayor by members of the city council Mayor Rudy Seidel told Zamora he will meet with him in the next few days so that solutions to the problem can be discussed The council also approved a res olution to authorize the city man ager to enter in to a contract with the Texas Department of Transporta tion for an occupant protection selective traffic enforcement pro gram This is more commonly known as the STEP program The state will provide an additional to the city in order to pay over time for patrol officers who are on the lookout for drivers and car pas sengers who are not wearing seat belts Retirement only means more activities for Ogletree Bv JENNIFER ROMPFI r By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Retirement only means more activ ity for Richard Ogletree workshop manager of the Mental Health Mental Retardation Developmental Training Center Ogletree will retire from his posi tion Sept 30 He began working for MHMR in September 1981 as a bus driver and later moved into workshop managers position As workshop manager he is in charge of overseeing work of the clients at the MHMR His duties include procuring work seeing that contracts are fulfilled on time payroll purchasing and laying out art work for silk screening Clients are responsible for most of the work Ogletree acts as a supervisor Ogletree said he decided to retire because he had turned 62 and wanted to start his own business I thought I just ed to do want to keep something r sense in stopping he said Ogletree has also worked as a bus driver for the Comal Independent School District Approximately 33 people are enrolled in the work shop Ser vices offered by the work shop include silks screen ing mail outs assem sumeining for 1110 IVB WOfKed 301 I8fe I win be sense in stopping Richard Ogiltreeb screening etc business on We dont West Highway 281 in New Braunfels turn down said Ogletree I want to keep working Ive Ogletrec said each client is capable worked all my life and I dont see any of contributing at the workshop They can all do something There is a job for all of them It may take them a long time to find out just what they can do but they can all do something with the right he said Its hard to think of all the things weve done since Ive been he said Ogletree has been involved with sev eral types of businesses in the past He has owned his own business worked for the state alcohol and bev erage commission and has been involved in retail sales He has also worked with farming and raising cattle Ogletree was raised in Guadalupe County and then moved to West Texas for 18 to 20 years He is married to Johnnie Ogletree and lives in New Braunfels Richard Ogletree For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144   

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