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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 1, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY AllStars defeat Houston move closer to title game See Sports Day Page 5 CENTS New Braunfels Comal County Courthou 10 Pages in one section Tuesday August Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home c KRIEWALDT Vol 143 No Inside Sports iStammtisdi Birthday wishc s from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels iemld Zeitung extends birthc ay wishes to Bob Freimuth an 1 happy anniversary to Dorot o and Antonia Rodriguez Robert and Rose Morales Mr and Mrs Refugio Fruneo 25 years and Leo and Ionia Rodriguez River and aquifer information Comal River 270 cubiCfeetper second same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level same las yesterday Guadalupe River 29 cfs Bicycle Rodeo next Wednesday and Thursday Children bringing their bikes to this weeks Bicycle Rodeo will receive free bike helmets Participants in the Summer Recreation Program are eligi ble for the event The Bicycle Rodex is at Lamar School this Wednesday and Thursday at 2 Spon sors are McKenna Memorial Hospital the Coma County Medical Society thp Optimist Club Parks and Recreation and the New Braurjfels Police Department Sports booster club to hold breakfast The New Braunfels High School All Sports Booster Club will have its membership kick off breakfast drive at New Braunfels High School cafete ria Aug 4 at 7 Breakfast tacos and coffee will be served For information pall Jeff Mund at 6204839 or Danny Zoeller at 6252340 Family Outreach event Family Outreach volunteer appreciation dinner and instal lation of officers be held at Gruene Mansion Inn Restau rant Thursday Aug 3 at 7 RSVPbyAug 1 to 6201299 Find yourself in Sesquicentermial photo exhibit More than 250 photos of the Sesquicentennial parade trail ride and opening ceremonies will be on display at the Senior Citizen Center thrpugh Aug 4 The display is from 8 to 8 Stop by and some copies for a keepsake of New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Jaycees to gather New Braunfels Jaycees will meet Wednesday Aug 2 at Mr Gattis Pizza at 7 Call Sue Kolath at 620 6349 for more information Correction Lotto Texas nurpbers printec in the Sunday HeraldZeitung were incorrect The correct num bers are printed below winning numbers Lotto Texas 92446 million jackpot LOTTERY Checks In The Mail puts hundreds to work By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Many local residents will begin work today in the towns newest industry Checks In The Mail CITM held its open house and ribbon cutting cer emony Monday and will be slowly starting business operations effective today The company will initially employee 350 people However David Landis president and CEO for CITM said the total in the next year or two will be between 500 and 600 He said everyone involved is con cerned with providing the best qual ity and atmosphere possible so our business grows and your community remains CITM moved into a squarefoot building on Goodwin Lane The city is giving the company a 90 percent tax abatement for the first four years in the city They will then give them a 75 percent abate ment for the next three years and 30 percent for another three years New Braunfels Utilities has also approved a waiver of approximately in fees When we set out 18 or 19 months ago to relocate we wanted to find a city that can make us a low cost definitely found that said Phyllis Duncan chief operating officer for CITM Michael Meeks the new president for the Chamber of Commerce also announced at Mondays open house that the company has received an Smart Jobs grant which is a training grant from the Texas Depart ment of Commerce Its been an 18month journey and not a destination Were still on a said Meeks The move from California will be phased so the least disruption for workers will be created A large num ber of employees have already been hired and will begin work today They are the fabric of this com munity and we look forward to work ing with them and developing Landis said about the new employees CITM is the second largest printer of checks and related prod ucts which are marketed direct to consumers and businesses The com pany was started in late 1987 in Los Angeles and has been in Irwindale for almost seven years CITM was acquired by Caradon of West port and became part of the Caradon Security Printing Division in May 1993 HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Up in smoke No one was hurt but a building owned by Rockin Ft1 river outfitters was gutted by a fire last night The call came in at about Tuesday from the Rockin R location on Loop 337 at River Terrace The fire is believed to be accidental No action taken at Slover termination hearing Attorney wants access to report before proceeding By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The Comal Independent School Districts board of trustees voted unan imously Monday to grant a Smithson Valley High School teacher a contin uance on his hearing to determine whether or not his contract should be terminated Kelly Slover a SVHS vocational agriculture teacher is under investi gation by the district for allegedly altering a students show steer Paul Jordon an attorney representing Slover requested a continuance stating that if the hearing proceeded his client would be denied due process Jordon received two reports per taining to the steer in question in May On June 23 he sent a letter to the legal counsel for the district requesting an opportunity to inspect the animal He received a response that stated the animals carcass was at Texas University undergoing tests The response also stated that Jordon would receive a copy of all test results and reports prior to any hearing on Slovers possible termination Neither legal counsel had a copy of the report for Mondays hearing How ever Jordon said he had not prepared a case based on the May reports because they were considered prelim inary and the autopsy would have been the final document used When he dis covered there would not be an autop sy report available he said he felt comfortable with the fact that he would be able to cross examine the veterinarians However the veteri narians listed on the witness list did not come Jordon said that due to these facts he was unable to prepare a defense and his clients rights would be vio lated if the hearing proceeded I think it is patently unfair to pro ceed with this termination hear can you prepare a defense when you dont know whats going to be thrown at you said Jordon Therold Farmer an attorney repre senting the district said he had told Jordon that the reports would be avail able to him before any hearing How ever he said he does not have the autopsy report and does not even know if one exists He said that even with a continu How can you prepare a defense when you dont know whats going to be thrown at you Paul Jordon ance he could not guarantee one would be available Shellie Hoffman the public hearing officer said she did not believe Slovers rights would be violated since neither side had the report and nei ther would be using it She went on to say that she believed this argument could have been made prior to Mon days scheduled hearing Board members Lee Ikels and Thomas Bruce both voiced concern over the issue and said the response Jordon received bothers them The six board members present voted on whether to grant the contin uance and the motion was passed unanimously A future hearing date has not yet been set HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Former car dealer and city council candidate Gary Kahlig is charged with burning down this brick building believed to have been used for stor Kahlig back in jail on arson weapon charges By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Officials believe a fire Monday afternoon in New Braunfels was inten tionally set and an arrest has been made Gary Kahlig a former city coun cil candidate was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon and arson said countyjail officials A fire broke out at about at a lot at 1650 Old McQueeney Road The brick building was located behind the Executive Plaza building Arson Investigator Robert Reed said it may have been a storage shed Reed said Kahlig was arrested near the Jack in the Box on Seguin Street a short distance from the location of the fire Reed would not comment on how the fire was set and said it would be several days before the investigation is completed I would like to give you a whole lot more but this is so preliminary 1 would hate to give you bad Reed said Bond has not yet been set Howev er Kahlig is expected to appear before a judge later this morning Kahlig was also arrested on June 29 and was charged with disorderly con duct with a firearm Kahlig allegedly parked his bicycle outside the court house with a loaded AR15 semiauto matic rifle locked to the bike Kahlig allegedly left the gun outside with the bicycle and walked into Judge Fred Clarks courtroom where he was later arrested by sheriffs officers Kahlig was released from the Comal County jail on a bond for the courthouse incident 7i2Wv HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL Welcome weather A rainbow appeared over the city yesterday between showers caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Dean m Medicare program the first stab at socialized medicine See   

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