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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 13, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas fi Al Sunday March Continued from Page 5A Fifth Point if Watson and his bunch dont like the way 1 represent the public then they are welcome to work to prevent my reelection However this is a moot issue The powers that be have gerryman dered the election districts so that when my term is up I will be ineligible to seek Sixth Point If my objections to ongoing viola tions of the Texas Open Meetings Act arent enough then let it be know too that I object to the broad brush by which I am being painted by those who claim to have the best interests of the kids in mind It is this same dynasty that has put us into the mess were in right now We have trustees who have been on the board nearly nine years each and recently lost two trustees who served even longer Yet every effort is made to blame my 22 months on the board as the cause of 1 the lack of long range plan ning 2 the inefficient management and 3 the lack of facilities alterna tives do they expect the public to buy the notion that my occasional NO vote causes all the problems I vote NO I am constantly on the losing end of the ballot yet the wild bunch expects the public to believe that Im somehow responsible for what all of the other trustees con sistent decadelongfun of YES votes have caused say that its LaLaLand is an understatement Seventh Point Watson wants to indict my credibil ity by suggesting that my missing one nonaction discussion session with some TEA guru is a dereliction of my responsibility as a trustee match my record of visiting schools talking with teachers and lis tening to the kids against any trustee any time The Texas Association of School Boards recommends that trustees receive 32 hours of board training cred it during their three year term Present ly I have 31 hours of credit and I have 14 months left on my term the expectation is that the trustees receive 26 hours during his first two years By the standards set by the TASB Im well ahead of sched ule in my training Oh well Watson sees it differently Numbers may not be his long suit Eighth Point Watson seems to have a little trouble with other facts too He reports in his editorial that in December the board elected to not replace Tom Oh What ballot was that fact is Agenda Item X was designed to consider the method by which Tom Potters vacated seat would be filled I made a motion that the seat be filled by voters at the regular school board election in May That motion was killed in a tie vote To tieup the vote the board president suddenly agreed with me and with Tom Bruce despite a long standing record of pub lic statements on his part that there was an urgency to fill the seat by appointment So Watson sees the tie vote as the board elected to not replace Tom Pot Wrong A decision was not made Or was it The board president seems to think that he had the consensus of the board to bring Potter back But where was that vote taken It didnt take place that night at least not publicly then one trustee said some thing publicly that night about taking a straw vote Did that happen Wouldnt that be prohibited under the Texas Open Meetings Act Bingo Ninth Point Tom Potter said to a radio audience of KGNB that he was told by the board president there was a consensus of the board for him to return to the board Oh wow I didnt vote for that When did they vote for that I realize a 42 ballot would have easily created a legal consensus for that to happen no such vote is in the public record So how did it happen The remaining portion Douglas Kirks column will be printed in the Wednesday issue of the Herald INTERNAL MPJCJNL New Patients Welcome Medicare Assignment Accepted No Referral Necessary 264 West Mill Street New Braunfels Itexas Spring Allergy Sufferers y We need individuals age 12 to 65 with tree jr or grass allergies for a Spring Allergy Study testing an investigational medication Skin tests physician monitoring and laboratory tests provided at no cost Paid up to Chronic Asthma Sufferers Do you take asthma medication either daily or occasionally If so you may be eligible for an asthma research study All testing is done free of charge and you are compensated up to for your participation Call now Central Texas Health Research 6299036 COMPLETE EYE CARE Dr Mark G Carolan Therapeutic Optometrist Edward R Rashid Ophthalmologist Robert H Poirier Ophthalmologist 1099 N Walnut New Braunfels Across from Victoria Bank Trust Now accepting New Patients for Adult Childrens Vision Care Contact Lenses Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Diseases Cataract Glaucoma and Corneal Conditions Radial Keratotomy For an appointment call 6206151 THE CENTER FOR QUALITY LIVING is inviting those in the community and surrounding areas to attend a class on CODEPENDENCY compulsion to fix Are you battling with the need to rescue and control others Do you know the art of giving or do you feel drained Some of us do not know how to say no and wind up feeling used If this describes you come join the class March 17 May 5 for 8 weeks This class will cover the first three steps FOLLOWING a 12 step workbook Lisa Arrendell LPC Licensed Professional Counselor will facilitate this class on Thursday evenings pm to pm at THE CENTER FOR QUALITY LIVING The book cost is 12 Step Programs of Overcoming The classes are FREE OF CHARGE Attention Homeowners If you have had high price quotes before Youll be amazed at our low prices TOP QUALITY PRODUCTS AND PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION AT AFFORDABLE PRICES SIDING Unlike any siding youve seen Looks like real wood REPIACEMENT WINDOWS Cuts utility bills Save You Money CABINETS Makes your old kitchen look brand new for the price of new cabinets CARPET The best quality carpets and flooring for your home or office Replacements name brands Best Prices If you havent received a quote from us you probably paid too much Direct Money Financing Local Area References Available Senior Citizen and Military Discounts Call for a FREE Estimate 210 5256991 SA or 18005698479 Out of Town Serving San Antonio Austin Victoria and surrounding areas Why do you have pride in Comal County Tor twenty years I have been fortunate to live in Comal County This County has a strong moral spiritual and ethical fiber a commitment to education a belief in preserving our heritage and promoting the arts an involvement in caring for those less fortunate a true concern for our environment a dedication to providing an opportunity for jobs through economic development and an understanding of the importance of participating in our democratic process All of this sets the stage for volunteerism which truly makes us different Many of our accomplishments come about because of our citizens volunteering being a part of a team and understanding the importance of healthy constructive discussions Comal County is unique as it has distinct and varied communities of interest however it has a common thread in the spirit of volunteerism County government and our city governments benefit each day because of citizens involvement We are truly blessed and we will be so as long as we remember we must work Judge Carter Casteel Comal County Itfs Sunday March New Braunfels HeraldZeitung G9
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