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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 2 O HeraldZeitung a Thursday November Texas Today Obituaries j hi multlmlllion court tattlo to raeolvo por day RICHMOND Texas AP A multimilliondollar lawsuit between two electronics giants has triggered a battle over jury pay that has been taken all the way to Austin The controversy erupted when District Judge Brady G Elliott announced that jurors hearing the case of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd vs Texas Instruments Inc will be paid per day instead of the usual paid to jurors in Fort Bend County County officials say the law clearly limits jury pay to a day Most of the extra money will come from the parties in the lawsuit the Houston Chronicle reported today I have a real problem with District Clerk Glory Hopkins said Fouryearold boy saves fathers life LIBERTY Texas AP Just weeks afer Ernesto Ibarra celebrated his fourth birthday the boy picked up the phone and saved his fathers life by calling 911 when his dad slipped into a diabetic coma Through tears the tiny boy who likes to race through the house pretending to be a spaceman told the emergency dispatcher that his dad was lying on the floor bleeding and unable to come to the phone His family had only recently explained to him how to call 911 in case of an emergency It wasnt the boy said Still shaky from the ordeal and overwhelmed at learning of his sons role in saving his life the father pulled Ernesto close to him in his hospital room Snook school chief Indicted on perjury charge SNOOK Texas AP The superintendent of a small Central Texas school district has been indicted on a charge he lied about his late wifes insurance policies prompting a new look at her apparent suicide Snook Superintendent Frank Cook III told grand jurors after the Aug 27 death of his wife Janet that she had one policy worth But Charles Sebesta district attorney for Burleson and Washington counties said there were also two more policies each worth million Cook was arrested and jailed Tuesday and indicted on one count of aggravated perjury which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison He was released Wednesday after posting bond said Deputy Chief Mike Brackman of the Burleson County Sheriffs Department Mrs Cook 38 an elementary special education teacher in the Hempstead school district was found shot to death in her locked car near Snook a town of about 500 people about 20 miles west of Bryan She had one shotgun wound to the chest Intel building near Fort Worth China Costa Rica FORT WORTH Texas AP After nearly three years of negotiations the worlds largest maker of computer chips is coming to Texas Intel Co announced Wednesday it is continuing its global expansion with a billion advancedlogic wafer fabrication factory planned for Brandt From Page 1 had enough to arrest Brandt quite some time before Bailey who was a police officer for almost 18 years in Irving joined the New Braunfels Police Department about two years ago Supervisors gave him the case because he had little connection to Brandt who was the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year for 1995 and is the president of the Downtown Rotary Club I was given the case by my Bailey said The reason was because of Mr Brandts standing in the community Im not connected with anyone in the community Before this case came to me I didnt know Rusty Brandt I didnt even know his Officials in the District Attorneys Office said they have had trouble obtaining information about Brandts arrest As of this time we have not seen officer Baileys Reimer said We do not know whether we have a case that is prosecutable In the general run of things most officers in working with white collar crimes will work with the prosecutors to take evidence to a grand But Bailey said he gave the District Attorneys Office a preliminary report and is still in the process of investigating other related matters before submitting a complete report He added that he has worked with the District Attorneys Office throughout the investigation I personally took the preliminary report to Bailey said Ive consulted with them on this case a couple of times We talked back and forth There is no problem between us and the DAs office As far as I know everything is The details of the theft charge have not been released however Bailey confirmed that Brandt filed for personal bankruptcy recently even though his creditors had a business relationship with him He said some of the creditors did not even know Brandt It sure helped the Bailey said This type of bankruptcy is a personal bankruptcy The creditors had no personal Brandt was the former owner of New Braunfels Resorts a property management business More arrests are possible Bailey said as he continues to investigate the matter further But Bailey also said There is no one else I plan to Brandt faces a felony charge of stealing between and Comal County Jail officials said Brandt 39 posted bond of shortly after his arrest Bailey who has investigated the matter for about three months said the charge could be upgraded to a thirddegree felony after he reviews additional financial records Brandts current charge is a state jail felony with punishment of up to two years in prison or probation Bailey said The charge could be upgraded to a thirddegree felony Bailey said if further investigation reveals that the alleged theft amounts to more than A thirddegree felony carries a to 10 years in prison attorney Wade Arledge said he and his client have no comment about the arrest Firings From Page 1 Then he explained under the governmental code he has a right to make personnel changes he feels comfortable with Reimer said the law allows him to hire anyone he has confidence in I feel by evaluating the situation that I would be more comfortable with someone I would have a better rapport Reimer said Yolanda DAntuono said she did not like the way Reimer handled her termination notice 1 think he took the cowards way out and at least could have had the common courtesy to notify me in she said SmithBurris said Reimer also mishandled her termination These matters should be done face to face and should be followed up with a SmithBurris said Reimer said after he was elected county attorney he extended an invitation to employees in that office through office manager Ann Hackney to speak with him about their future in the County Attorneys Office DAntuono said she heard Hackney make the announcement about Reimers invitation but did not take advantage of it It would have been more professional to extend it personally not she said DAntuono said she knows of some office employees who never acted on Reimers invitation but still have jobs SmithBurris said she never received any word about Reimers invitation No one told me to talk to him personally to save my Smith Bums said Reimer said he has had many county attorney employees come to his office and talk to him about their futures 1 was willing to talk to anyone in that Reimer said They never came by How in any other way was I supposed to make contact with them You have to have comfort with the people you are dealing with and repose trust in If you have someone who is campaigning against you it would be very difficult to repose trust in Reimer said he does not know why Lotto Texas million jackpot rTEXHSr LOTTEHV AFFORDABLE DENTAL PLAN Covers general and specialty care Save 4080 on most procedures Includes prescription and vision care benefits Monthly rates are per per family 6068183 after 4 WlYIL BlKI is pleased to announce Bob Meek as their new Auto Mechanic Bob offers 28 years experience Certified ASE Chevy Master 1991 and has worked on heavy duty trucks cars RVs and diesels Bob invites you to stop by and visit him WEYCL Bum 420 N Austin Seguin BUICK JOM100 Correction A column that appeared on the Arts Entertainment page of Wednesdays issue of the HeraldZeitung should have referred to this years Heritage Exhibit Asthma Sufferers Do You Take Asthma Medication Either Daily or Occasionally Umiu I Ul I You may be eligible for an asthma study using an investigational medication You must currently be a IVII CENTRAL TEXAS HEALTH RESEARCH 705A Landa New Braunfels Texas 78130 6299036 Metro 6090900 Texas and asfcemblytest plants in Costa Rica and China Twentyfive years ago Intel invented the microprocessor the brains of most personal computers With sales last year of billion it has rapidly become one of a handful of companies that are shaping the personal computer industry In addition to chips it makes personal computer networking and communications products The company has been considering the DallasFort Worth area for a plant since 1993 Its plan for the Fort Worth area includes a Class 1 clean room which are times cleaner than a hospital room The company said the factory will build advanced logic products on micron technologies and then progress to smaller geometries in the ftiture he is being singled out for criticism since newly elected county officials have always made changes before taking office Our current sheriff let people go when he went he said I never heard attacks on SmithBurris worked for the County Attorneys Office for six years DAntuono worked in the office for about two years AMWjf Mr Jesse V Ashby age 73 of Seguin Texas died Tuesday Nov at his residence There will be a wake today Thursday Nov 14 from 7 to 9 at the Zoeller Funeral Home Funeral service will be held at 11 Friday Nov 15 at the Canaan View Baptist Church in the Ilka community with Rev Wayne Forcey officiating Burial will be in the Ilka Cemetery Mr Ashby will lie in state at the church Friday morning from 10 until 11 WLHOMl AHrad Joseph CMmcki Alfred Joseph Cielencki of San Antonio Texas entered into rest Tuesday Nov at the age of 63 years He was preceded in death by his son Joseph Anthony Cielencki Survived by daughter Pamela Denise Cielencki son Alfred Lee Boeck brothers Januard Cielencki Onufry Cielencki and Justin Cielencki sisters Mary Leonhardt Loddie Dzierzanowski and Judy Real grandchildren Todd Andrew Boeck and April Joan Boeck numerous nieces and nephews Visitation will be held in the Dellcrest Chapel on Thursday Nov 14 from 5 to 7 Rosary followed by funeral mass will be celebrated in the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in St Hedwig Texas at 10 on Friday Nov 15 with Rev Bill Zadora as celebrant Burial following in the St Hedwig Catholic Cemetery Arrangements with Dellcrest Funeral Home 2023 S White San Antonio Texas 78222 210 3374082 Dellcrest Funeral Home Bush calls for cuts of billion in taxes By JUAN B EUZONDO Jr Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Gov George W Bush says a billion cut in school property taxes would be a good start in reducing the billion collected through the levy each year Bush announced Wednesday that his budget proposal for the next two fiscal years will include a recommendation that billion generated from higherthanexpected state revenues and lowerthan expected spending go tb property tax relief I believe taxpayers should benefit from leaner Bush said Rep Robert Junell DSan Angelo and chairman of the House Appropriations Committee said he wants to see where the governor has come up with billion Im not aware of anybody in the Legislature who was consulted on this before the governor made his Junell said I look forward to seeing where he and his people say the money Comptroller John Sharp said official estimates of state financing havent been completed But he said Sharp will present a list of billion in additional state spending cuts Were seeing him a billion and raising him a Ramsey said Sharp is considered a potential challenger to the Republican governor if he were to seek re election in two years But Ramsey said politics wont factor into Sharps financial estimates This estimate is one of our constitutional duties and every two years someone says its political It will be a clean he said Richard Lavine a fiscal analyst for the Center for Public Policy Priorities said any extra state revenues or lower government spending is generating onetime funds He said the state would have to find billion in future budgets when spending could be up and revenues could be down He hasnt explained what state functions arent going to get funding or whos going to get the tax Lavine said of Bushs plan i Commissioners to discuss consolidation Faust Bridge The Comal County Commissioners Court met this morning to discuss two issues consolidation of the offices of the county attorney and the district attorney and whether to proceed with the restoration of the Faust Street Bridge Commissioners met Wednesday morning with employees from various offices for a twohour consolidation discussion that at times turned heated The court then spent an hour reviewing plans for the restoration of the Faust Street Bridge as a passage for pedestrians across the Guadalupe River Both items were on the 10 agenda for the Commissioners Court Look in tomorrows HeraldZeitung for complete coverage of Wednesdays meeting and todays action THIS LOCATION ONLY OVER A MILLION DOLLARS OF INVENTORY EVERYTHING JVIUST HUNDREDS OF BRAND NAMES I A 1WTTPI New Braunfels 139 IH 35 West Reebok HURRY FOR BEST SELECTION SALES FINAL CREDIT CARDS ONLY
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