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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY 50 CENTS COUNTDOW 487 DAYS New Bfaunfels Sesquicentennlal March March New Braunfels 14 Pages In two sections Nov HeraldZeitu Serving Comat County for more than 142 years Home of ANDRIE HADA Vol 142 No 6 INSIDE HEB Sports STAMIYITISUI Birthday wishesl The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung extends the following birthday wish es Christie Martinez Andrie Hada Anna Maria Qulnones Connie Flores Bob Seeger Sen Jeff Wentworth Michael Mon ceballez LeRoy Dtertert Aman da Lynn Hernandez Happy Anniversary to Runaldo Dorlnda Agulrre 5 Armando Gloria Ramirez 22 HeraldZeitung Cheer fund donations sought The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer fund campaign to provide food for local needy fam ilies is continuing with much suc cess according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Avery said that any type of nonperishable food item can be donated as well as money The Cheer fund goal is to assist 200 local families this year To donate call the Herald Zeitung at 6259144 Todays donations were from Helgard Suhr Claude Dickens Mr Mrs Bartsch H George Cheryl Guidroz 100 Mr Mrs Lloyd Westervelt Todays Total Mountain Valley needs trees Moutain Valley Elementary School is in need of artificial Christmas trees for the class rooms Please call 9643755 day time or 8997963 evenings for any donations Plaza tree lighting ceremony slated The annual Plaza tree lighting ceremony and holiday festivi Uesx will be held Tuesday Nov 30 beginning at This years program sponsored by the Downtown Association includes Lone Star Elementary Choir Hospice tree Community Band Mariachis and photos with Santa who will arrive in town by firetruck Call 620 5683 or 6082100 for more information Jingle Bell Run The First Annual Downtown Jingle Bell Run will be held Tuesday Nov 30 before the Plaza tree lighting Wear a cos tume and join the fun Registra tion is children through Nov 23 after that date Call 6253778 or 6294832 for information Comal Democrats meeting Nov 23 The Comal County Chapter of Texas Democratic Women will meet Nov 23 at Comal Bowl 1205 Huisache The Comal County Democrats will meet at that day following the TDW at Comal Bowl For more information call 6200864 or 6290441 Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Ztitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophicnburg 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 In search of a home file photo Canyon Lake EMS shown at an accident earlier this year may have a new facility In the works soon Citizens input on Canyon Lake EMS encouraged By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners suggested Thursday that Emer gency Service District consider bond anticipation notes as an option for acquiring an Emergency Medical Services facility for the Canyon Lake area We assist those volunteer agencies with said County Judge Carter Casteel They entered into a lease some time ago that really is not advantageous to them so they came to us looking for some guidance on how we could work with them or assist them Weve beentalking to them for about a month The questionremains whether the county could loan the raon a building or lease a building for the EMS facility The commissioners decided not to be involved in the acquisition of a facility The recommendation was that the ESD should be the lead ing entity because they represent the area to secure a building The anticipation notes would probably be the best way for them to do said Casteel The members of that taxing entity can come to that board and express their viewpoint and discuss issues related to EMS The court is trying to maintain that The vote was unanimous Ted Key an announced candidate for county judge faxed a memo Thursday morning to the HeraldZeitung copying Com missioners Court expressing his concerns over the issue He questioned why the issue was being raised within 30 days of the expiration of the current lease and urged that time be tak en to properly plan for a facility perhaps combining the EMS and Fire Department in one facility As far as the planning the local Canyon Lake EMS has worked at planning and certainly the ESRhas been planning and connnue to do said Casteel The citizens of that taxing enti ty need to deal directly with them in order to assist Casteel had not seen Keys memo when commenting after Commissioners Court adjourned In other business the Commissioners approved an increase in the salary paid to in order to be more competitive The county jail currently has four openings for United Way campaign meets goal By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher The United Way of Comal County this morning declared its 1993 campaign suc cessful United Way board members just minutes before noon were gathering at the United Way thermometer on the downtown Plaza in New Braunfels to affix the bomb burst to the top of that indicator and thus make official the campaigns successful conclusion The board met at 7 still short of reaching its ambitious goal Its a good news bad news drive chairman Doug Miller told the board members gathered at Krauses Cafe The good news is that were at The bad news is that were still away from the But United Way Executive Director Joe Worl told the board that tally only included from the United Way of Bexar County and from the Combined Federal Campaign The Comal County campaign receives money from the Bexar County campaign because Comal County residents who work in Bexar County can designate their contribution to come back to their home county Worl said he had been told that though only was confirmed from that source that figure could rise to Similarly he told the board the contribution from the Com bined Federal Campaign could actually be as high as Also Worl said the Motorola facility can be count ed on for a contribution of at least though that money has not yet been confirmed and United Way directors had six pre sentations scheduled for Friday including two at the Wuests stores in New Braunfels from which significant contributions could be expected to be realized Also still unreported the Unit ed Ways executive director said are the area JackInTheBox restaurants and Lubys both of which traditionally United Way supporters Miller had WghpTaseTorall those who participated in the cam paign At Friday mornings board meeting he recognized all cam paign officials and volunteer workers and especially the hun dreds and hundreds of Comal County citizens who dug deep and contributed generously to help the folks who are served by the 28 agencies that benefit from United Way Goodbread looks ahead After months of anticipation and finally a judges ruling against him James Goodbread is considering his options By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Former New Braunfels City Coun cilman James Goodbread announced he will not appeal a judges decision stating he not eligible to serve on the city council The reason is twofold I feel like Ive got a good case but I dont want to involve the city further in this I did not bring this lawsuit against the city Also it is too difficult on my family and too difficult on my he said This week a judge ruled Good bread would not be eligible to serve on the council because of a term lim itation amendment passed by voters May 1 Goodbread was elected to his fourth term in office at the same time as the amendment was passed A lawsuit to determine his eligibil ity was brought forward by local businessman Peter Lingamfelter The lawsuit was taken to trial this week Goodbread said he has not decided for sure if he will run for another elected office but he mentioned he has looked at both state and county Former city councilman James Goodbread talks about what lies ahead for offices Any city option has been taken he said My heart lied with completing my Offices open in the upcoming elec tions include county judge county treasurer and two county commis sioners as well as state representa tive Goodbread does not live in either of the precincts in which coun ty commissioners are up for election Goodbread said awaiting a deci sion on his eligibility has been a try ing time for both he and his wife The support of the voters and their friendship they have always been there for me made it much eas ier I felt I had an obligation to them They elected my by such a majority I felt I really owed it to he said I did not campaign and I still came in he said I feel like it has been my privilege to serve the people for nine said Goodbread Goodbread said he has had several phone calls from supporters since the Class action suit against Texas High Speed Rail Authority announced at Thursday COST meeting judges decision Some want me to appeal All are very A great many wanted me to continue to I would have been much more pleased if the decision had come from a jury I much rather my fate had been decided by a he said Concerning the future of the coun cil Goodbread said he is interested in helping people find the right candi date to represent the people I would look for an candidate for whom the people come first and a candidate who has the courage of his convictions to stand up to he said I am very interested in the elec tion in our town now because people may be aware of where the power lies in our community I think they know what kind of leaders they he said I dont seen any change in the council until people are able to elect the leadership that they want to rep resent he said Those things he would like to see accomplished in the city include hav ing the council united hiring a new city manager and more cooperation from the chamber to the city so there will be trust between the The city should run the city and the chamber should run the chamber The chamber wants to run he said As far as current plans Goodbread he will spend more time at his ranch He also said he is planning to open a bed and breakfast in the area upstairs at Henne Hardware a building he owns ByJOHNKASTNER Special to the Molly OBrien wife of a well known Dallas CEO and Caldwell res ident has filed a class action lawsuit against the Texas High Speed Rail Authority and its president David Rese The announcement was made Thursday night at an informal meeting of Citizens Opposed to the Super Train According to Coordinator Mack Malmsten the suit alleges that the proposed site for the THSR will take the plush home of Jim and Molly Obrien plus most of their property The home has been designated as a 100yearold home in Caldwell Malmsten noted that this suit is just the beginning of things to come and This could be a stern warning to David Rese letting him know we wont be pushed Currently State Rep Edmond Kuempel has been the most hard working force we have had in fact we have delivered some sig natures to Gov Ann Richards office and she has refused to look at Malmsten said What is disturbing is the fact that San Antonio Mayor Nelson Wolff and Rep Cyndi Krier are in favor of the said Malmsten THSR has until Dec 17 to either meet or break its goal to raise million CROP walk set Sunday By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of area churches and local students will be doing their part Sunday to fight hunger in not only New Braunfels but also the rest of the world The eighth annual CROP walk in New Braunfels will begin at Sunday at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church on Howard Street The walk will cover 10 kilome ters and will go by St Peters and Paul Catholic Church First Baptist Church the New Braunfels Civic Center Eagles Hail and Landa Park A shorter route will be available for senior citizens More than 200 people are expect ed to participate according to walk coordinator Dave Scholte pastor of Peace Lutheran Church He said he hopes more than will be raised For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144   

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