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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 10, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY Winners of the Wurst Barbecue Cook Off announced See Paae 10 CENTS COUNTDOWN 317 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquteentenhlftl March March New Braunfels A 3 0 A rv HeraldZeitung 183 10 Pages in one section May Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of Jimmy Castillo 2 years of Jimmy Castillo I Vol 142 No 128 Inside Sports The S tain in tisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeKungI The New Brawtfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Rory Hughes Espl Torres Michael Young Nancy David Ruby Sasse Paula VII lanueva Jeanne Daniels Helen Peterson John nie Rockefeller Happy Anniversary to Cathfeen Joel Rlvard Canyon LIftaThon Spring banquet on tap The Canyon Athletic Booster Cubs Annual LiftaThon and Patron drive for the school year is currently under way Cougar athletes will be participating in the LiftaThon today at pjn in the Cougar Den Supporters can sign up as a member and guarantee tickets for next year The Canyon Spring Sports Ban quet is scheduled for May 12 at 7 pjn in the CHS Commons Awards for die spring sports scholarships and athletes of the year will be pre sented Meal tickets are available at the CHS office with the cost being for adults and for students Tick ets should be purchased in advance Optimist Club to moot Monday May 16 The New Braunfels Optimist Club will meet Monday May 16 at Finkels Salad Bar Grill at The pest speaker will be Keith Warren The Texas out doors columnist for the Herald Zeitung who has a program on KMOL channel four NB Letter Carriers seek food donations The New Braunfels chapter of the National Association of Letter Carri ers will host a food drive on Satur day May 14 to help stock food banks in New Braunfels Donations will be asked for in the form of nonperishable food in a sack near their mailboxes before mail is delivered on Saturday May 14 so that respective letter carriers may pick up donations on their routes City mayor Rudy Seidel pro claimed Saturday at Food Drive Day in New Braunfels Historic Landmark commission to moot The New Braunfels Historic Land mark Commission will hold their regular meeting on Thursday May 12 at ajn in the New Braunfels Municipal Building Conference RoomC Among items to be discussed at the meeting are the nomination and election of officers update from the promotion committee on historic landmark articles consideration of other press opportunities and review and comparison of historic ordi nances For more information contact the city secretary at 602100 Rosle y Los Muchschos to play Plata NKes date The final concert of the Plaza Nites series will be held Thursday J lay 19 on the Plaza featuring Rosie Los Stanuntisch Tin Bnutnfali HtraldZiltung to submit ittmi to StammttKk According to Itu Sophkubwi Archiva and mtmbtn Gtrman community munbtrt of tht community to gatktr ttan thi deyi luppmiiift Wt iitviii you Council approves million budget By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council approved a million budget for the 199495 fiscal year The council voted unanimously Monday to approve the budget and levy the tax rate Council members also heard comments concerning the budget from citizens New Braunfels resident Christine Douglas expressed her concern about the number of police ofBcers expected to be hired in the next fiscal year There have been no new officers hired at the New Braunfels Police Department since 1988 even though this area has grown in population and tourism has grown During the summer the pop ulation grows to perhaps There are so few police said Douglas Douglas explained that she was disturbed by the fact that six new fireman will be added and only three new police officers will added I believe if you canvassed the public more people have needed the service of police offi cers than have need services of firemen and said Douglas Jim Mooney also spoke to the council Mooney congratulated Mayor Rudy Seidel for getting more money from the New Braunfels Utilities However he expressed some concern over the new system for the NBU transfer The new plan allows the city to receive 10 percent of the gross revenues from the utilities Mooney told the council mat if NBU does not make money the city will get 10 percent of noth ing The new city budget allows for the addition of the following personnel three police officers a warrant officer a municipal court clerk and six fireman to man the County Line fire station It also allows for the purchase of a street sweep er pneumatic roller a copy machine carpet for the library and roof repairs at the library Also funded will be improvements to several city streets construction to make restrooms at Landa Park meet American with Disabilities Acts requirements and a percent raise for all city employees I feel like we have a very good budget this said Seidel We have been able to add many We did this because we have a good said District 4 Council Member Paul Fraser The staff decided to get in there and find this money We cant do all things for everybody in one year but we are moving In other business the council canvassed the results of the May 7 election and presented cer tificates of election to the winners Lawman of the Year Ronald Zipp of the Breakfast Lions Club presents Sgt Jimmy Castillo with the Lawman of the ar p New Braunfels Breakfast Lions honor Sgt Jimmy Castillo By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels Breakfast lions Club honorM Sgt Jimmy Castillo of the New Btaunfels Me Department this morning by presenting him the Ed Murphy Memo rid award for the Lawman of the Year Castillo who has been a police Officer far 33 years thanked the Lions for present ing him the a ward I was thinking about when I first started We had to scratch I worked for officers who were as old as I am now A used u wonder why those officers were doing that kind of work at that be said I enjoy working for the community Whatever I have learned in law enforce said Castillo Castillo began working for the police department in 1961 as a dispatcher He lat er became a patrolman and was promoted to sergeant In 1970 he was promoted to lieu tenant for one year and after a new chief was named he was again placed in the sergeants position He worked irt Austin a Capitol policeman for three months and then returned to New Braunfels as a patrolman and was again promoted to the rank of sergeant Uons Club member Ronald Zipp chair man Of the selection committee presented the award to Castillo Zipp explained that the award was named for Ed Murphy an officer who worked for the Comal County Sheriffs Office Murphy died in the line of duty while riding in a helicopter and trying to apprehend a burglary suspect The award has been presented for the last 15 years and honors the distinguished Ofl cers who have served the community well said Zipp Castillo believes in protect and serve the most Important part of his service as a police officer is his reputation for being said Zipp He is a people person He has opted not to advance in his career because he wants to be on the street He wants to be on the beat and to be dealing one to one with Zipp said Castillo is a member of the Catholic Church where he works with the Christian Youth Organization He hasbsen presented with awards tram the Woodmen of the World MexicaihAmertcan Society New Braunfels Eagles and Knights of Columbus He is also active with the Crime Watch EUWD issues singlemember voting plan Format approved in order to avoid oneperson onevote By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal County seniors receive special graduation gift By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Senior students from across Comal Coun ty received a special graduation gift Monday at the New Braunfels Civic Center Texas business legend Walter Hailey spoke to students from Canyon Smithson Valley and New Braunfels high schools Haileys program was a gift from the New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club to the students of New Braunfels Hailey is a business leader and founder of Planned Marketing Associates He conducts motivational seminars at his ranch in Hunt He presented an abbreviated seminar to senior classes You need to take what you can get and do what you can with said Hailey Hailey told the group he was going to speak to them as if he was their grandfather and this was the last time he would see them Be happy do everything you can to be happy and focus on the important he said There has never been a time in the histo ry of America when we have had as much money in America as we do said Hai ley Nobody can be out of work if he wants to work You better get yourself educated and get yourself some of it You have to make the decision not to be poor and not to be mediocre Get yourself ready to go out there and have a good he said You will not have a problem getting a job if you prepare yourself I am telling you to learn to love The fact that you are here is a Hailey asked the students to promise nev er to let anyone make them think less of themselves Dont let anybody ever cause you to think less of Dont hang around with turkeys Remember birds of a feather flock 1 want you to take awful good care of yourself If you are running around with somebody who is drunk all the time gets on drugs or talks badly get away from he said Take care of yourself and your self will take care of you Hailey also encouraged students to find a higher power love their fellow man and find a work they can love The opposite of success is being unhappy Find a profession you can said Hailey Find yourself a mentor who has done what you want to do Youve got to decide that you are sick and tired of being sick and tired I want every one in this group to decide to make something of themselves Dont fly with turkeys fly with The issue of oneperson onevote raised its head again this last week as the representatives of the Edwards Underground Water District and oth er parties worked out a settlement to avoid this type of representation The parties agreed to a singlemem ber district format for the 12member EUWD board six from San Antonio and three each from Comal and Hays counties Our goal is to insure that the areas Kenneth Ikels diverse economic base is well served by the District and that we represent the diverse cultural mix of the area equally said Jo Ann De Hoyos EUWD Chairperson in a pre pared statement Friday This is best accomplished when people are afforded the opportunity to vote for their repre The settlement stemmed from a991 lawsuit filed by minority plaintiffs who argued the current system of at large election violated voting rights EUWD officials wanted to avoid the oneperson onevote process which would give San Antonio an overwhelming majority on the board because members would be elected by overall population in the district Youve got a million people over there What have we got said Kenneth Heels treasurer of the EUWD from Comal County a special purpose district and as such the oneperson onevote does not De Hoyos added that this type of representative process would have likely stripped individuals and groups of any input into area water The new policy would likely insure more minority rep resentation on the board of directors If approved by the Jus tice Department the policy would also move the election date to the second Tuesday in November a more wellknown election date than the current third Saturday in January Comal County will still have three members on the board They would be elected in singlemember districts instead of by an atlarge process as they are now This type of process would give more opportunity for more minority members Organizations such as the MexicanAmerican Legal Defense and Education Fund have voiced concerns regard ing minority representation and the election process They oppose appointed boards The Justice Department at MALDEFs request blocked the legitimacy of the Edwards Aquifer Authority because the board members would have been appointed nine mem bers from eight counties including Comal The new authority created by the state legislature in the last session would have in affect taken control of the EUWD We dont have a problem with Hispanics or the Voting Rights said County Judge Carter Casteel said in a prior interview concerning the issue Where we have a problem is if we go to oneperson onevote San Antonio would get to determine the majority of the board They would overwhelm Parties are currently working to come up with an alter native plan to elect members to the new authority which has yet to begin Doug Miller county water negotiator whose was originally appointed to that authority said Comal Coun ty must make sure San Antonio does not gain supreme control over water issues San Antonio spent a lot of money in the last legislative he said Theyve got the bucks to fight the A federal judge has ordered the area to come up with a solution to reduce pumping of the Edwards Aquifer although he denied a request by the Sierra Club calling for an emer gency water plan You dont just go in and tighten one little said Miller of the complex issue need to join together as a For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846 I   

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