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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                6 A fl HeraldZeltung 0 Sunday September 241995 New water buoys headed for Canyon Lake Dti ftAtfm By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer The County Water Oriented Recreation District WORD approved to install water buoys at all Canyon Lake county boat ramps at its meeting on Wednesday night at the Canyon Lake Action Center The project is part of an interlocal agreement between WORD and Comal County to install 20 water buoys Gen eral Manager Jim Inman said that WORD will provide the funds and the buoys the county the manpower and the Army Corps of Engineers the boats needed to complete the project We have had problems with boaters tearing up the buoys in the Inman said The old buoys are demol ished They have been there for many Smalltown politics turn dangerous in Gun Barrel City GUti BARREL CITY Texas AP We shoot says the offi cial motto of Gun Barrel City Andwhile squabbling city officials have yet to take it literally recent eventsin this tiny lake town of people 50 miles southeast of Dallas sound more like a litany of bigcity political skulduggery than the goings on in a town with more city council members than traffic lights In the past two weeks Joe Agnes kicked in the door to City Administrator Allan Tay lors office and told him to clean out his desk judge reinstated Taylor pending a court hearing returned to work with a phalanx of armed body guards fired police chief Tommy Smith and hired a new top cop and three other public safety a bomb was found under Taylors car Everything has gone said 63yearold retired Safeway employee and grandfather of 12 On Tuesday Taylor who refused to be interviewed for this article report ed finding a homemade bomb under his car as he backed out of the drive way to his home The fuse on the glass jar which had nails taped to it and was filled with gasoline had burned to within an inch of ignition The Texas Rangers and the federal of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms are investigating Taylor was hired in 1993 as a dog catcher and building inspector The City pouncil promoted him to city administrator last year Agnes a for mer City Council member was elect ed mayor in May 1994 By most accounts the friction between Taylor and Agnes started soon after when Taylor cancelled a state jgrant for the city that he said Agnqs had no authority to apply for Taylor and City Council members Simmons Emogene DeFord and Brooke have filed a lawsuit in state court against Agnes a non voting member of the City Council saying he has overstepped the statu tory bounds of his job The lawsuit alleges among other tilings that Agnes had no authority to fire Taylor spent city money without authorization and has hampered Taylor and the City Council in their jobs The suit calls Agnes a megaloma niacal tyrant dictating the law of Gun Barrel as his own police state who marshalled the chief of police as his ally to enforce his unlawful dictator The suit says that Agnes caused Taylor mental anguish by kicking in the door to his office and by assaulting him and threatening to assault him Agnes says the accusations including the alleged assault are unfounded v The New Braunfels HenildZeitung Winner of five 1994 Associated Press Managing Editor Awards more than any other newspaper in its class Winner of Highest Honors from the Texas Press Association 1994 Better Newspapers Contest years and we needed to replace Inman said the buoy plan was approved by the Lake Safey Commit tee a panel made up by Inman citizen volunteers and representatives from the Guadalupe Blanco River Authori ty the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Comal County Sheriffs Department Each of the buoys will be placed in a radius 200 feet from a center of a ramp or dock In addition to the 20 buoys on the lake 12 more will be placed in reserve House Bill 2459 a state law which requires a governing body to set pro cedures for the investing of public funds was discussed by the board Board members approved a motion which would allow the Finance Com mittee to come up with a procedure This written procedure will be brought up at the next WORD meeting Treasurer Bill Mayo said the Exec utive Committee should come up with a job description by the next meeting for a possible parttime public rela tions person Mayo said once a job description is put together the board can then determine the salary of the position and the services the public relations person will perform The board could also consider Mayo said paying a nominal fee to a person in a public relations agency to handle the districts relations with the media In other board action Authorized President Guy W Anderson to enter into a agree ment with the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce which would begin on October 1 The one year agreement would pay the chamber for the pro motion of Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River It will also include the administrative work needed for the 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