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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY 1 f New Braunfels pulls away from Canyon 564 ffr j 11 i f f 2 7 E YANDI DR COUNTDOWN 423 HAYS NewBfftunfela March 21 1645 March 21 1995 New Braunfels i 1I s 20 Pages in two sections Wednesday dan Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of CONNIE SULLENS Vol 142 No 51 INSIDE Letters to the Sports Texas Wharehouse advertise Arts Stammtisch lay wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Mary Pani Bartels Helen E Pittman Russell Offer man Con nie Sullens Brentta Trejo belat Calvin L Frederick Teddle W Voigt Anna Alexander Mar garet Dletert Patterson Manna Porter Dan Rein John Toys Chester Vinyard Emil Zlgal Tiffany Holder 18 years Happy Anniversary to Glenn Beverly Timmermann 21 David Connie Sullens 25 yean Nursing program set for Feb 1 at NB1SD RNs and LVNs Earn Contact hours Nursing Law You will be held on Feb at NBISD Education Center 430 West Mill Street Cost Time This has been approved by Texas Nurses Assoc for hours Call 6206200 for more Use back door entrance l NB Retired Teachers to meet Feb 2 The New Braunfels Retired Teachers Association will meet Wednesday Feb 2 in the NBISD Education Center Board Room The business meeting and pro gram will begin at 10 pro ceeded by coffee cookies at The program will con sist of a discussion and slide pre sentation on wildflQwers present ed by Dick Henderson support group to meet at Flnkels The People Against Violent Crimes group will meet on Thurs day Jan 11 at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center beginning Interested persons are invited to attend For further information call Gladys at 6251800 Friends for Rivers will meet tomorrow Friends for Rivers the non profit group which organizes the annual cleanup of the lower Guadalupe River will hold their first meeting of the new year tomorrow at 7 in the Herb Schneider Room of Victoria Bank Trust The public is invited to attend and meet the new officers for the coming year For more information contact President Dave Davenport at 609 0543 day or 210 4203525 or Donna Murphy at City surveying budget for coming year By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels City Council began the first stages of planning the 199495 bud get last night by hearing presentations from city staff members on how many people work in their departments and what their duties are A presentation was also given by Finance Director Darrell Sollberger on the possible need of a onecent tax increase in order to cover the debt service rate Sollberger explained that when the city refi nanced its bonds it saved which was used for the maintenance and operations budget for this year Last year the debt service rate was cents This year itwill go back to cents he said t The debt service went down The mainte Department heads present budget proposals nance and operations was allowed to go he said In order for the city to keep the current tax rate for next years budget the maintenance and operations tax rate will have to be reduced by one cent City staff members also discussed the possi bility of hiring new people in the upcoming fiscal year City Manager Mike Shands said it was the consensus of the staff that the department to be worked on first should be the police department New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen pre sented a plan to the council that would allow him to hire six patrol officers two detectives and one dispatcher Headen said hiring a dispatcher could pay for itself because the current dispatchers would not receive as much overtime pay Concerning patrol men he said if each patrol officer wrote two tickets per day nearly could be raised in one year He explained the average fine assessed for a ticket is Fines can be assessed not only for traffic vio lations but also public intoxication arrests minors in possession etc Were not talking about creating any kind of speed said Headen I feel like we would not create an excessive amount of ill will We could absorb the difference for the budget almost entirely if not he said We would be setting goals and increasing Headen also pointed out that fines given for class A and B misdemeanor offenses arepaid to Comal County although the arrests were made by city officers He estimates goes to the I county for city arrests He explained that counties have outlobbied cities during legislative ses sions Other items discussed include increased sales tax revenue money from NBU increased prop erty taxes from new construction and the possi bility of annexing the WalMart Distribution Center area in upcoming years The city council was scheduled to hold a ond budget meeting tonight however the coun cil members decided to delay it until more infor mation could be gathered A new date for a bud get meeting has not been set at this time Canyon New Braunfels battle to 00 tie Middletons resignation sought by two trustees By ROBERT STEWART Special to the HeraldZeitung Two Canyon Lake area members of the CqmaHSkbpard Middleton schoolboard president because of alleged improper meeting Kirk HeraldZeHung photo by JOHN HUSETH Canyon senior forward Jason Allen left fires n shot while New Braunfels senior forward Ryder McDonald right tries to block during last nights 00 tie at Cougars Stadium Ses story Page 11A Correction In the Tuesday Jan 25 edition of the HtroldZeltung page 1 under the headline Bush talks George W Bush was Incorrectly stated as hiving said anyone 18 or under caught with a gun with a bunting Usenet would be sent to a detention camp and their gun destroyed Instead it should have read anyone without t hunting liscence Stammtisch Mrf ofOu Qtmm comomtty 4ayi topptiiiw Wt you Baby Byler to wait six ihpie months on WIH ifj fv tT Itver Jan 17 will have to wait Comal County Red Cross lending assistance to local citizens seeking quake info Middleton By JENNIFER ROMPEU Staff Writer Anyone needing to contact family members and ftJends who may have been victims of the recent earthquake in in Angeles pan call the Eleven inquiries Recent reporti show anyone outside the fol lowing areas werepipbably not affected by the earthquake San Fernando Valley Qrenanda VanNuys Sylmar Los Angeles west Los Angeles Topanga Canyon and Hollywood Those cities affected are the Sin Fernando Santa dtfta Maliu Alhambra and Santa Mon ica Spotty residential damage wai done in the SouthBiy J Unincorporated anas that were affected are Santa Claritt Slmi Valley in Ventun County Monica Burtank and OlendaJe Statistics show Mies dwellings damaged in the earthquake The Red Cross ii expected to do casework for more thin femfflei lor those people needing to make disaster welranj inquiries it if helpful to haw the partys last known address telephone number and place rgcei V6Q SO tat DV ov AWJ AUWcU of Comal County Red Cross Director Shirley Offerman said 11 inquiries have come through her office so far They have had calls for furniture and clothing but we have no way to ship it store it or sanitize The Red Cross gives vouchers so that the client can go to the merchant of their choice to ay in the Anyone interested in making a cash donation should send it to the Comal Counjy Red Cross at 178 East Mill Street Room 202 The donations will be forwarded to the national chapter calling 18008422200 English or 1800257 Trustee Douglas Kirk said he has sent a letter to Middleton asking him to resign Trustee Thomas Bruce said he will also send such a letter They are not asking Middleton to quit the board Bruce entirely I have sent him a letter asking that for the good of the school district he resign as board Kirk said The reason that Im asking him to resign as president is that I feel like on a number of occasions he has been in violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act Kirk took exception to Middleton inviting resigned Trustee Tom Potter to return to the board Its a little hard to understand where theyre coming Middleton said Almost everything theyve done since each of them has been on the board has been some kind of a cry wolf deal that weve spent a lot of money on and it turns out to be Middleton admitted he has been open to allowing more discussion than strict parliamentary procedures would allow Im trying to be as open as J can and I get criticized for he said I think that theres something else behind it I think for whatever reason they and the faction they seem to represent feel threatened by me and I dont really know why As I understand their biggest complaint is that there was some kind of big con spiracy to bring Tom Potter back on the board That was talked about at probably four different Middleton said he would step down as president if the majority of the board so desired Comal ISD board mem bers receive no pay The only way you can have a legal consensus is to post an item on the agenda discuss it have a motion have a second and have that motion never did Kirk said about Potter Potter resigned so that his daughter could seek a job with CISD The board was indecisive about how to replace him so he returned last month at Middletons invi tation Trustee Thomas Bruce said he called for Middletons resignation because of lack of rules of order He doesnt ask for the opposition vote and he also gets very personal and attacks other board Bruce said Hes also had informal consensus Thats another thing about asking Mr Middleton to resign is that this board I feel has lost its credibility towards the public They thtak were a Bruce and Kirk said they felt Potters seat should be filled only by a vote of the people Potter will not be able to seek reelection because of the new singlemember dis trict election system recently approved by a federal judge The CISD board meek Thursday ISA 27 at Smithson Valley Middle School Board membership and possible reorganization will be on the agenda for a bargain the HeraldZeifong Classifieds   

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