Sunday, January 7, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 2 A 0 HeraldZeitung O Sunday January Condiff a suspect in bank heists From Staff reports A former sports editor for the HeraldZeitung who was arrested in connection with three casino rob beries in Us Vegas is also a sus pect in two bank robberies in the Dallas area a Dallas newspaper reported last week Michael David Condiff 29 was arrested at a North Richland Hills Red Lobster restaurant Hes been charged with seven counts of rob bery and burglary in connection with the Las Vegas holdups Officials were also considering charging Condiff last week in con nection with bank robberies in Hurst and Irving He was being held in Hurst city jail last week Condiff s alleged string of rob beries came to an end after a video tape of one of the Las Vegas holdups was shown on the televi sion show Americas Most Want Several viewers fingered Con diff for the crimes and cafled police in the Dallas area Condiff has told investigators he committed the robberies to feed his gambling addiction He also said he gambled to help pay for his fathers medical expenses Condiff worked for the HZ for several months in 1994 Before his stint in New Braunfels he worked as a sports writer in the Dallas area with his work often appearing in the Dallas Morning News Tannehill in Guadalupe Sheriffs race Tom TannehiH a 27year law enforcement professional has announced that he will seek the Repub lican Party nomination for Sheriff of Guadalupe County in the March pri mary Tannehill 51 a resident of Seguin and Guadalupe County and a veteran of the San Antonio Police Department brings 27 years of indepth law enforcement experience to the race His background includes command and administration of theft auto theft forgery and juvenile crime investiga tions the city jail and detoxification center the police academy radio dis patch uniform patrol and special weapons and tactics In addi tion he is currently involved in Cellu lar on Patrol a citizen crime prevention program and SAFFE San Antonio FearFree a community policing project Tannehill holds a masters and instructors certificate the two highest professional citations awarded to a law enforcement officer by the Texas Com mission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education He is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University and the FBI National Academy and is a courtcertified expert in police procedure and crime analysis The sheriffs office is a business which provides a pre vention and thats what its all says Tannehill We serve at the pleasure of our communi ty and it is our job to assist in securing their safety and their property Its a relative straightforward mandate on the party of people They simply want us to protect and keep them secure all it must work with the citizenry to reduce crime and the fear associated with it To that end the sheriffs I believe that the Guadalupe County ing laws and procedures to better per SherifFs Department must be a part of form their duties The 20 hours of train and not apart from the community it ing per year required by the state for serves It must work in partnership peace officers is just not enough with other law enforcement agencies As sheriff I will work tirelessly to within and outside the county and with reduce crime gang violence and the the county attorneys office but above flow of illicit drugs into and through our county This I believe can be best accom plished through coordinated and coop erative efforts with other law enforce ment agencies I will develop pro grams to insure positive contact and improved communications with our community I will work closely with our school districts and local police to create a working relationship that will help curtail juvenile crime and delinquency And I will reevaluate the departments auxiliary sheriffs find new ways to use their talents to enhance the departments efficiency and effec As sheriff I will work to increase Editors ribte Storks at filings on this page were submitted by the candidates For the rnost comprehensive coverage of Comal and area elections read the HeraldZeitung Millican seeking county seat Louis A Charlie Millican has filed to run for election to Precinct 1 Coun ty Commissioner He has lived in Comal County Precinct 1 for approxi mately 10 years He recently retired from the faculty of San Antonio Col lege where he taught economics He present serves as 6 chair deputy visibility and reduce the presentj serves as 6 chair takes for officers to resnond to citizen He ls to represent the Tom Tannehill department must develop faster call response better service and law enforcement and crime prevention strategies that reflect the communi tys needs As sheriff I will improve the pro fessionalism of the department through increased formal and inservice train ing The department has many excel lent personnel but there is always a need for ongoing and additional train ing to keep up with the everchang takes for officers to respond to citizen calls And I will always be available to the citizens of Guadalupe County All of these efforts will lead to improved service for Guadalupe Coun ty This I can guarantee The sheriffs department cannot sit back on its heels and watch as the countys population and accompany ing crimes increase without taking positive steps to meet and satisfy our communitys everexpanding needs As sheriff I promise to fulfill the cit izens of Guadalupe Countys man date Ard with their help we will make positive changes in the direc tion of our county and our sheriffs best interests of all the people in Precinct 1 and to make Comal County an even better place to live Louis A Charlie Millican Faulkner enters Sheriffs race in Guadalupe County Bremer seeks new term as Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer has filed for reelec tion to the office of Comal County Sheriff a position he has held for the past seven years Current affiliations with professional agencies include assistant regional commissioner for five states Customs Service director patrol division U S Cus toms Service 1500 project director Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force founding project director Alamo Area Gang Task Force pilot program for past president Guadalupe Valley Peace Officers Association president tice advisory board Alamo Area Coun cil of Governments instructor Customs Service Academy member National Sheriffs Association mem ber Texas Police Association member Sheriffs Association of Texas mem ber Texas state library board member Sheriffs Association of Texas legisla tive committee member Texas Com mission on Law Enforcement Exami nation and Standards advisory and training committee member Comal County bail bond board Jack Bremer The Sheriff stated that many Comal County programs have been success ful due to the sheriffs departments keeping in touch with the citizens and business owners of the county Includ ed are handgun safety classes for the ladies of Comal County implementa tion of a DARE curriculum second to none for the CISD gang officers assigned to school campuses the Are You OK program Operation Green Santa revitalized Neighborhood Watch an allout sheriffs office effort with WORD the river outfitters the Corps of Engineers chambers of commerce Friends for Rivers and the residents to make the Guadalupe Riv er a safer and cleaner place for fami lies These said Bremer have Been enhanced by my longterm involvement with civic organizations such as being the former president of the MHMR board of directors and a member of the Hospice board of direc tors Rotary Club VFW Eagles the three area chambers of commerce and by being a charter member of the Comal County Republican Mens Club and associate member of the New Braunfels Canyon Lake and Garden Ridge Republican Womens Clubs My opponents have overlooked and failed to recognize the importance of the Comal County Jail This is an area of the Sheriffs responsibility that has the most potential for liability which can cost the taxpayers of Comal Coun ty millions of dollars in todays liti gious society Under this administra tion our jail has earned recognition by a state official as being the best jail of its size in Texas and maybe in the Because of the excellent rep utation earned by the Comal County Jail we have contracted with federal Harvey Faulkner Constable of Precinct 4 announced his filing for the Republican Primary for the office of Sheriff of Guadalupe County Constable Faulkner has been involved in law enforcement since 1983 He began his law enforcement career with the Mari on Police Department serving that department for two years He then worked with the Bexar County Con stables Office Precinct 4 as a member of its special operations unit This unit specialized in highrisk activ ities to include drug interdiction and antigang activities Mr Faulkner was elected Constable Guadalupe County Precinct 2 His term began Jan and he was reelected for a second term as Constable this time of Precinct 4 due to redistricting during a 6month interim period he acted as Constable of both the old Precinct 2 and the new Precinct His professional accreditation includes TCLEOSEcertified peace mas Toy Drive for underprivileged youth Notable law enforcement accom plishments are established first Guadalupe County uniformed consta bles department established first aggres sive highvisibility constable patrol to the taxpayers of Cofnal County in 199394 alone My continuing goals are to main tain the most professional sheriffs department possible and to understand and prepare for the future We will continue to do the basics well and we will always be willing to go the extra Sheriff Bremer a Comal County resident since 1980 is married to Lau rice Bremer They have two children and three grandchildren uiviuuva peace agencies to hold then in intermediate certificate certi Harvey Faulkner domE so we have returned in certified advanced search and seizure trol program in problem areas estab certified criminal lished first county boat patrol made scene search certified DOT drug marijuana drug seizure in excess of 270 interdiction assistance program Conpounds provided the information and stable Faulkner has completed numer Wentworth riding favorable ratings into election State Senator Jeff Wentworth RSan Antonio filed for reelection at state Republican headquarters Dec 29 citing favorable ratings of his voting record by numerous conservative groups Wentworth who is completing his second twoyear term in the Texas Sen ate is now running for a regular 4 year term as provided for in the Texas Constitution After the privilege of serving five years in the Texas House of Represen Wentworth said it has been a genuine honor to continue my legisla tive service in the Texas Senate where I have conscientiously maintained my practice of voting on issues the same way I believe the majority of the people I represent would have voted had they been sitting in my chair in committee or on the floor of the Texas Wentworths conservative voting record is reflected in the ratings pub lished by several organizations on each member of the Texas Legislature Texas Farm Bureau gave Sen Wentworth an 88 percentrating for the 1995 session The Texas State Rifle Association gave Wentworth the grade of A for his 1995 voting record BACPAC the political action com mittee for the Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce voted to endorse Wentworth for re election to the Texas Senate in 1996 based on his proven record of working with Young Conservatives of Texas gave Wentworth an 87 percent rating for the 1995 legislative session Throughout the 1995 regular ses sion Sen Wentworth maintained both a 99 percent attendance record and a 99 percent voting record according to offi cial records maintained by the Secretary of the Senate who called Wentworths record unique and Cit ing the passage of nearly 40 bills this year under his sponsorship some with farreaching statewide impact and oth ers which addressed more local con cerns of his constituents Wentworth pledged to continue his practice of emphasizing his role as a servant and representative of the rather than as an elected Went worth gives substantial credit to the leadership of Governor George W Bush Lt Gov Bob Bullock and Speak er Pete Laney for the bipartisan approach to solving Texas problems with Texas solutions that resulted in the most productive session of the Leg islature that almost anybody can remember 1 want to continue working with our three state leaders along with my colleagues in both the Senate and House to ensure a healthy business climate for Texas including more jobs and economic development through out the entire Wentworth said 1 was especially pleased with the progress we made on reforming the juvenile justice Wentworth said pointing to his work in the previ ous session on juvenile crime which raised the salience of this vital issue Wentworth currently serves as vice chairman of the Senate Committee on State Affairs and as a member of the committees on Intergovernmental Rela tions Jurisprudence and Nominations Wentworth a third generation Texan is an attorney and real estate broker and is married to Karla a selfemployed interior designer and they are the par ents of two sons Jason 13 and Matthew 7 ous other TCLEOSE recognized law enforcement courses from Alamo Area Council of Governments Southwest Texas State University Bexar County Law Enforcement Acad emy and others He has total law enforcement continuing education hours in excess of 400 hours in subjects rang ing from family violence to DWI law enforcement Faulkners civic activities include member and currently vice president Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 38 member Marion Volunteer Fire Depart ment 11plus years cofounder and active participant of the annual Guadalupe County Constables Christ assisted in the resulting raid that allowed law enforcement agencies to close down a major methamphetamine speed lab operating in Guadalupe 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