Wednesday, January 11, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Rangers are undefeated at the Alamodome See Sports Day CENTS COUNTDOWN 64 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March New Braunfels Herald 14 pages in one section Wednesday Jan Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of NICHOLAS ELLEBRACHT I Vol 143 No 42 Inside Letters to the Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Riata Nichole Robledo 1 year Nicholas Ellebracht Julie Padilla 7 Nancy Earnheart John Spagnola David Chase Music Study Club plans Jan 12 meeting The New Braunfels Music Study Club will host the Jan 12 meeting at the Seele Parish House at There will be a Founders Day observance and the second part of the study book Clara Schumann The Artist The by Robbie Borchers Featured violin soloist will be Clive Amor In addition to the violin there will be flute and piano performance by Susan Deschn er and Barbara Houde respec tively The public is invited Rehearsals set for MidTexas Symphony Rehearsal for the MidTexas Symphony Chorus will be Sun day Jan 15 at 2 in the Ayres Recital Hall at Texas Lutheran College For more information call Dr Fred Frueholz at 6256420 Canyon Lake GOP women to meet The Canyon Lake Republican Women will meet at Canyon Lake Action Center at 10 Wednesday Jan 18 for their regular meeting New officers will begin their terms and the guest speaker will be Robbie Borchers county Republican Party chair Interested persons are invited to attend Violet Society to present show and sale Members of the Magic Knight African Violet Society will pre sent a show and sale at Schulz Nursery in Marion from 10 through 4 Saturday Jan 14 Educational exhibits and demonstrations will be present ed A gift certificate door prize will be given away Admission is free and the public is invited AARP to meet Jan 17 at Senior Center The local chapter of AARP will hold a meeting Jan 17 at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center 655 Landa in New Braunfels The meeting will begin at Coffee and cookies from 9 to New members and friends are invited Junior Miss work shop scheduled All participants in the Junior Miss New Braunfels will have a workshop on Tuesday Jan 17 at 7 at Memorial Primary This news paper is printed on recycled newsprint Collision causes damage injuries HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Texas Department of Public Safety officer Wong Inspects the damage left behind after an accident yesterday morning at the intersection of 281 and Texas highway 46 Two SVHS students treated and released after wreck By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer SM1THSON VALLEY Michael Wagner and his brother Matt Wagner were treated and released from University Hos pital in San Antonio Tuesday Jan 10 fol lowing a motor vehicle accident which occurred at the intersection of High way 281 and State Road 46 at approxi mately Tuesday morning The blue Honda Civic driven by Michael Wagner and a pickup truck owned by the H B Zachary Co collided The Honda sustained major damage The driver of the truck was Billy Semm ler of San Antonio He was charged with fail to yield rightofway and was unin jured Baptist Air Life was called to the scene but could not respond due to dense fog in the area Michael Wagner is a senior offensive tackledefensive end on the Smithson Val ley High School football team and has won Academic AllDistrict honors Offi cials said he suffered a broken nose and eye socket while Matt was uninjured and reportedly back in school today Shea said both were wearing seatbelts adding that it may have prevented more serious injuries to both of them Mayor says hes done no wrong Freeman says Fraser told her he consulted with three council members by phone issmg Family members officials seeking assistance in finding 15yearold New Braunfels High School student By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A 15yearold New Braunfels High School student has been missing for a week and family members and officials are seek ing any help in finding her Madeline Marshall Baxter known as Shel ley was last seen at Wednesday in front of New Braunfels High School Her mother Paula Baxter said she dropped her daughter off at the high school at approximately Wednesday She later found a computer note at about at home from her daughter saying she had run away The mother called school officials who had no record of Shelley in class that day Paula Baxter hopes that any information will surface Even if some kid saw something that morning that would she said Shelley Baxter is five feet two inches tall weighs 130 pounds and has goldbrown hair and hazel eyes She was last seen wearing jeans a blue and white print shirt jean jacket with forest green sleeves and car rying a blue and white print dress and a white ribbed sweater Those with information are asked to call the Comal County Sheriffs Office or the Heidi Search Center in San Antonio at 210 6500428 Vicki Cabiness of the Heidi Search Cen ter said someone can claim report runaways and missing persons immediately No law says you have to wait 24 MISSING UAXTKK By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Brenda Freeman Even If some kid saw something that morning that would Paula Baxter mother of Shelley Baxter she said Law enforcement officials across the nation have access to a computer bank which documents runaways or missing per sons A flier distributed by the Heidi Search Center says It is not a criminal offense to be a runaway but it is a criminal offense to harbor a Cabiness said statistics show more than missing person cases per month are reported in the state for those under 17 years of age National statistics show an average of to million annually A petition to recall Mayor Paul Fraser was presented to City Secretary Veronica Sarkozi by Dist 4 resident Bill Kotylo at Monday nights city council meeting The petition alleges incompetence misconduct or malfeasance in office on the part of the mayor relating to two main points 1 violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act polling a of council members about the firing of City Attorney Barry Moore and 2 exceeding the authority of the office of mayor by directing the city attorney to submit his resignation and by directing the city manager not to pay the citys water negotiator Mayor Fraser categorically denied any wrongdoing These allegations that I have broken the law I will patently deny I defy anyone to find another council member who will say I asked how they would vote on any he said Each council member denied hav ing ever been polled by the mayor in violation of the Open Meetings Act Council member Brenda Freeman alleged that Fraser phoned her on the day in question and told her that he had spoken to three other council members and based on that had asked the city attorney to resign The council members may not have known that others were being called said Freeman Regarding the payment of Doug Miller City Manager Mike Shands says that the city received an invoice from Miller in August 1994 Payment was made to Miller with a check dated Aug Was there a delay Yes because at the time he sub mitted the bill he did not have an active contract with the said Shands Shands wrote a letter to Miller advising him that payment would be withheld until the status of his contract was deter mined The invoice was paid when Mayor ProTern Chris Bow ers indicated to Shands that he had requested the services of Miller In the absence of the mayor Bowers had been asked to attend a water meeting at which he thought the expertise of a water nego tiator was needed Doug Miller had been water negotiator for so long that I thought it only natural to call said Bowers I wasnt aware that the contract had Councils reactions to receiving the petition to recall varied but none were positive I have mixed feelings about said Ben itez Once these petitions come up the only thing we can do is let the voters Council member Mary Serold said she believes in the petition process in general But when a petition is based on outright lies it causes more harm than good and demeans the petition she said Freeman expressed little surprise that the petition had arrived Recalls are inherently a negative thing but as we learned a year ago it is the voters right to be heard We all need to be held Kennedy called it a sad state of affairs when a recall petition is presented I think the city council has done a number of amazing things she said Weve been able to put per sonal differences aside to make things happen and we will be able to City council will meet Saturday morning at to for mally receive the petition Fraser will have five to 15 days after Saturday to request a public hearing Statements may be heard but no action taken by council at the hearing If the mayor does not resign at that time a recall election will be called which will occur at the next regularly scheduled election which is in May 1995 County to consider repealing extended hours for alcohol sales By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Commissioners Court will discuss the possibility of repealing the order allowing extended hours for the sale and consumption of alcohol in the county at the Thursday weekly meet ing 10 A repeal of the order would force establishments outside city limits to stop selling mixed beverages or beer at midnight Public hearing on matter may be called by county judge to gather citizens imput County Judge Carter Castes said Commissioners Court will discuss calling a public hearing on the matter even though the court could pass a without pjw I feel tt is important tq have public or QQrrwnunity said Casteol we want to have a pub lic hearing Casteel said concern from law enforcement officials had been voiced regarding the issue and prompted the item being put on the agenda Currently establishments within the city limits of New Braunfels must quit selling alchohol mixed bever ages or beer at midnight while those in the county outside New Braunfels can sell until 2 Sheriff Jack Bremer said many peo ple leave local places at midnight and decide to drive to county establish ments which are open two more hours Bremer said San Marcos which has a similar midnight order also sup plies latenight traffic to the county Actually the DPS Department of Public Safety really had a concern but we share the same said Bremer Registration for SAC Thursday San Antonio College will host reg istration for spring classes Thursday night tomorrow at Frazier Elemen tary in New Braunfels The registration will take place from 4 to 7 A bookmobile will be on hand so that books may be purchased on site The course offerings range from child development to accounting For information call Cheryl Dick erson at 2107332138 The Marketplace Classifieds Onestop shopping five days a week