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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 16, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Lastsecond shot was predicted weeks ago SV coach says ISO CENTS Sesqulcentennlal March COUNTDOWN 33 DAYS New Braunfels New Braunfels Herald 410 11016 SOWEST IlICROPUHLlSHlNCi 2627 E YANDELL DR L PASO IX 79903 12 pages in one section Thursday Feb Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of RACHEL TRISTAN I Vol 143 No 69 Inside Class of the Sports Downtown Discovery Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Rachel Tristan Debbie Lain Vernon Wilson Jeannie Medrano Nita Rigglns Armando Ramirez Carrie Campbell 24 Joanna Gonzales Fred Willard John Holan David Garrett Lake Dunlap yard sale scheduled for Saturday Feb 25 The Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association will hold a yard sale on Saturday Feb 25 from to 4 at the Southbank Club House Funds raised from the sale will used to treat the hydrilla in the lake in the spring Users of the lake and property owners are asked to contribute items for the sale Items can be dropped off at the Southbank Club House on Thursday Feb 23 from 4 to 8 and on Friday Feb 24 from 9 to 4 Anyone having large items to donate can call Jack Burkett at 8293237 to arrange for a pick up The Southbank Club House is located off FM 725 in the South bank subdivision on Southbank Boulevard City offices to close for Presidents Day City offices will be closed on Monday Feb 20 in observance of Presidents Day However there will be regular garbage service For further information call 6082140 between 8 and 5 on any business day Historical Masquerade Dance set for Feb 24 The GermanAmerican Soci ety will sponsor a dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Feb 24 starting at 8 The Seven Dutchmen will play and Prince Solms knights princesses the court jester and settlers dressed in beautiful regional costumes from the Old World invite everyone to come join the festivities Costumes are not required but prizes will be awarded to the best five costumes Tickets are and can be bought at Centex Office Center chamber of commerce Henne Hardware Old Town Inn and Lepp Juwelier Tickets at the door will be The winning numbers Lotto Texas million Jackpot TEXflS LOTTERV This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Injured driver transported to hospital Top photo New Braunfels Fire Department paramedics prepare Rose Marie Miller for transport to McKenna Memorial Hospital for whiplash symptoms after her 300ZX was forced off of 135 After Miller exited the highway a black Mitsubishi driven by Tammy Etter driving behind Miller was struck from behind Right photo Derek Brittany and Tiffany Raabe sit In the middle of the grassy medi an of 135 while the mess which used to be their car Is towed away after the accident on 135 near Rueckle Road at approxi mately 5 yesterday HeraldZeltung pMos by MICHAEL DARNALL Three people charge for posssession of drugs several weapons confiscated By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND with oossession of c By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs deputies charged three people with drug possession and confiscated several weapons when they executed a search warrant in Spring Branch Tuesday said Chief Deputy Elwood Hoherz Sorney Calvert 44 and Marilyn Calvert 37 were found with slightly over a pound of marijuana They were charged with possession of over four ounces and under five pounds James Wilcox was charged with possession of from two to four ounces of marijuana Deputies also found one rifle one shot gun and several pistols The warrant was executed at at 5049 Apache Moon in the Indian Hills area of Spring Branch At press time Somey Calvert was housed in the Comal County jail and Marilyn Calvert was free on bond Agreement for countys insurance reached By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal County employees will finally have full benefits under their new insurance plan approved last year County Judge Carter Casteel said an agreement had been reached between a physicians group from McKenna Hos pital and Prudential Insurance the company the county signed on with last year Opting for the Prudential plan through the Texas Asso ciation of Counties saved the county thousands of dollars in this years budget but problems occurred when local doc tors with McKennas physician health organization PHO and Prudential could not agree to terms It was important for the county to have local doctors on the plan The company pays 90 percent of costs when par ticipants use doctors on the plan 70 percent when they do not After a meeting between the insurance company and PHO last week terms had been reached Casteel said 24 doc tors had signed up including specialists She said general surgeons are still lacking from the plan The process has taken months and Casteel was relieved You she said This sounds very favorable because the local hospital and doctors are included on Citys sales tax revenues up by percent By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The City of New Braunfels received in local sales tax revenues in 1994 according to State Comp troller John Sharp Thats up percent from tax revenues in 1993 This indicates that the local economy was healthy during 1994 Sales tax revenue is one of the best barometers we have to measure local retail sales said Sharp The percent sales tax collected in New Braunfels breaks down this way the state charges percent in sales tax New Braunfels charges 1 percent and Comal County levies a percent sales tax The sales tax collected goes into the general fund said City Manager Mike Shands It is used to pay a range of gen eral budget items The percent which goes to the coun ty goes to the countys general fund said County Auditor Bate Bond Certain items are not subject to sales tax Sales tax is not paid on rent or mortgage payments Groceries and health care are not taxed Sales tax revenue were also up throughout the state in 1994 Revenues averaged percent higher than in 1993 showing a stronger economy statewide The state comptrollers office breaks the state up into regions for comparison Comal County falls into the South Texas region Tax revenues for the region were up Fraser recall caused by control issue Kotylo says Charter violations Miller Moore also cited as reasons for change By MARK LYON Managing Editor First there were term lim its Then of course James Goodbread Later it was Dan Bremer who was later replaced by Mary Serold who was instrumental in oust ing Bremer Most New Braunfels residents know the saga of the city council well from the last two years In fact many have grown tired of the repeat ed conflicts among the members Now New Braunfels mayor Paul Fraser is on the hot seat however Bill Kotylo insists that this is not just another chapter in local politics or power brokerage Kotylo who began the petition campaign to recall Fraser as District 4 council member late last year said in an exclusive interview with the HeraldZeitung this week that his motivation for removing Fraser from office stems from Frasers tendency to pursue control over local city government He told us that he wanted to unite the Kotylo said I felt we needed to give the man a chance to see if he can bring the city together But then he began trying to control the city instead of bringing it togeth Kotylo points to several reasons for his belief that Fraser has tried to gain control Kotylo disagrees with choices made by the city concerning appointments made to the air Blll Kotylo there are other council mem bers involved who have their own opinions but he has some influence with them Later he mailed out 123 letters to people all over the city not necessarily residents of District 4 which he rep resents but all over the city at the taxpayers expense When this was brought up he went and paid the city back but I cant understand why 123 letters and why did they go all over the city when only residents of Dis trict 4 will have a say in this Also these letters were written on official city letterhead indicating that some how the city was in support of this letter That is simply Ironically Kotylo said he is not totally against Fraser calling him a hardworking person who sticks to the task Hes a hard he said He puts in a lot of hours Hes retired and he can afford to do that We he and his wife supported him during the Lafarge issue when the burning of hazardous waste was on the line We didnt join SAFE Securing a Safe Environment but we signed the Kotylo reflects on Frasers first campaign for the District 4 council seat and a visit paid to him in his front yard by Fras er and supporter The reason Im doing this is because Paul Fraser is a control Bill KotylO Chris Bowers Dist 4 resident Kotylo said that what has happened port advisory board where some can didates with practical aviation expe rience were snubbed in favor of one who had no experience in Gil Lind sey The applications filed by four oth er applicants showed extensive expe rience in the field of aviation while Lindseys showed he had worked for Krift Foods Inc Wheres the sound judgment in he asked Kotylo admits that Fraser was not the only one voting on the issue but said he found it ironic that Lindsey was a supporter of Frasers during his election last year Kotylo said he supported Frasers opponent Gary Kahlig however he added that he does not support Kahligs lawsuit against Fraser in connection with that election and noted that such a lawsuit bears no substance There were a lot of good people implicated in that lawsuit and I just find it hard to believe those accusa he said Another example he points out is the issue of retaining Doug Miller as the citys water representative who has served in the capacity for some time Also the handling of Barry Moore city attorney was also done badly he said I heard him admit to polling council members on that he said That is a violation of the Open Meetings Act And on practically every meaningful issue that comes before the council there ends up being a 43 vote I understand that today was in a way foretold that day He and Bowers talked to me in my front yard one day before that he said He told me the mayor had a lot of power here I reminded him that he was just run ning for a council seat He said that one day he would be mayor The reason Im doing this is because Paul Fraser is a control he said Hes violated our city charter repeatedly and his mili tarystyle of leadership has no place in local city government The only power he has by charter is to pre side over meetings attend any cere monial functions and powers during emergency situations He thinks were having that an emergency 365 days a Kotylo is confident that Fraser will be successfully recalled He notes that there were 322 valid signatures on the recall petition which he and others circulated for no more than 30 to 40 minutes per day for four weeks during the Years holiday season It took us four weeks to get the he said At least 95 of those were secured with me there This was during the Christmas sea son when many people were not home People were calling us wanti ng to sign it In the last election he won by 17 votes which shows me it was pretty much a split decision I dont think theres any hatred there for Paul Fraser Hes just not repre senting our districts For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144
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