New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 2A Herald-Zeitung, New Braunfels. Texas Thursday, April 23,1987Marion candidate indicted; Hydro
blames charges on politics
By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent
Marion resident Sammy Pfann-stiel, who lost his April 4 bid for a Marion City Council seat, responded to theft charges handed down by a Guadalupe County Grand Jury Tuesday by saying the charges were politically motivated City officials flatly dismiss the accusation
Pfannstiel attributes charges that say he received a stolen GMG pickup in June 1984 to Marion officials and "certain personnel in law enforcement" as well as persons with political clout.
"The thing is highly politically motivated, in my opinion.” Pfannstiel said, adding that he believes Marion officials "are behind it to some extent ”
Pfannstiel said he has seen no proof from officials that the truck, which he said was confiscated Jan. 27. is actually stolen "The only thing we've ever gotten from anyone is allegations— I’ve got a clear State of Texas title to the truck." he said
Pfannstiel said he purchased the truck in November 1984 from a man on the south side of San Antonio. He said he did not recall the man’s name and that he had no knowledge of the truck being stolen.
Recounting incidents in which he said he has had run-ins with Marion officials and police. Pfannstiel said he has had numerous problems since 1980 He said he has been charged numerous times on “flimsy evidence."
"Since that time. I’ve probably been charged with at least 20 different offenses." he said. "And so far. to this day, they've never proven any one of them against me
"There s an aw ful lot of people that would like to see me discredited. " he said.
Pfannstiel did not level any accusa tions at District Attorney Bud Kirdendall. "I think Bud Kirkendall is caught more in the middle of it." he said. "I don’t think he is involved.’’
Marion officials and Kirdendall responded to Pfannstiel’s statements.
Kirkendall said there is no connec
tion between the Marion election and Pfannstiel’s indictment
"I can assure you there’s no connection. This has not been a longterm investigation." he said
The indictment, he pointed out, was handed down by a grand jury "Marion officials don’t indict, law-enforcement officials don’t indict," he said. "Political motivation for the indictment is baloney."
Kirkendall said he feels there was probable cause to indict Pfannstiel. that the grand jury agreed and that he agrees w ith the grand jury action
Newly elected Marion Mayor Felix Arambula declined to comment extensively on the matter
"All I can say is it s not true as far as I’m concerned." he said
Former Mayor Clarence Jackson, though, had more to say "He's more or less barking up a tree." Jackson said "He feels that someone’s out to get him No one. to my know ledge in the authority forces per se. is out to get him
"No one was out to get him." he ad ded "We treat him the same as all the other citizens and that’s fan "
Senior Citizens plan activities
May is National Senior Citizen Month. It is appropriate, then, that May 2 has been designated as the date when the Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation will conduct the first annual fund-raising drive to provide assistance with the continuing operation of the local Senior Citizens Center
Four other counties — Atascosa. Bandera. Kendall. Gillespie and Medina — will also be conducting their own fundraisers, with all donations remaining within the county of the donor
Co-chairmen Kenneth Triesch and Leslie Thorn are including an open house at the Center. 142 S. Comal, rn plans for the day. Arts and crafts exhibits. together with information on programs and activities will be offered to all who come
Under the slogan. "Aging is everyone’s future." the campaign has as honorary co-chairmen County Judge Fred Clark and board of directors president emeritus Jarvis Hillji Americans. 60 and over. represent the fastest growing population in the United States — and consequently, have begun to realize the need for self-sustaining operations of senior citizens’s centers that provide valuable services, such as nutritious meals, medical and shopping transportation, entertainment and a community-life environment In addition to club and individual donations, the Community Council Aging Program, city. county, and federal governments and Comal County Community Fund have helped considerably in the past, but each year the center experiences fun
ding cuts and rising costs Sound financial planning now will help the center prepare for emergencies and support the Senior Center programs and persons
A telephone soliticitation commit tee will be at work, requesting and receiving pledges of support from the community Some support is already coming in Uol»ert Stange at Comal Bowl started the drive with a $250 check soon after the first publicity in January
The public is invited to drop in at the Senior Citizens Center alter Kindermasken Parade May J to visit get questions answered have some refreshments and make a pledge to the ongoing services for elders today and yourself tomorrow Aging is everyone s future "
Drainage workshop rescheduled again
New Braunfels Drainage Advisory committee s workshop, which had been slated for April 21. w as cancel ed earlier this week and reset by City Council for April 28 The meeting will begin at 7:30 p m in the meeting room of the New Braunfels Utilities The committee will select a private engineering firm from proposals submitted in February to perform a com prehensive watershed management study for the city Council will have to make a final decision as to whether to award the recommended proposal Ultimate goal of council is to develop a full set of or dinances to control development and future expansion sc) runoff from development would not adversely affect residences and properties dow nstream The proposed study is expected to cost about Sloo.OOO
Developers have through an mteirm ordinance paid tor half of those costs and the city has money *« earmarked for the remainder of the engineering fee
Some members of tile pre\ ious council including former mayor Rd Sciantarelli questioned moving for ward with the study and its accompanying costs because of the city s current budget restraints
Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa and District J council member lairame Kraft also questioned the funding Nay mg they needed to further study the proposal before mak mg a decision
The drainage workshop with council has U*en set and canceled twice in recent weeks fiecause of various con filets in meeting schedules
Marjorie D. Ziegfeld
Services for Marjorie D Ziegfeld of Y7 Hamilton in Berea. Ohio. will be at lo a m Saturday at the Fellowship Bible Church with the Rev Dennis Biddison officiating Ziegfeld, 71. died April 22 at McKenna Memorial Hospital
Born March 23. 1916. to Kdgar and Mary Ada nee Boyed Day in Akron. Ohio Ziegfeld was a retired legal secretary She married Arthur
Ziegfeld who preceded her in death in 1971
Survivors include two sons Bob Ziegfeld of New Braunfels and Richard Ziegfeld of Berea Ohio. one step brother. Albert Kuehrle of Stow Ohio and three grandchildren
Memorials may be made to the Dallas Theological Seminary 1909 Swiss Ave . Dallas Texas 75204 Ar rangements are under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home
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bra and a blue and white striped short sleeve shirt Authorities await notification from the medical examiner as to which narcotic was involved in the death The death is the county's first reported homocide of 1988
McKenna Memorial Hospital
Mr and Mrs Ginn Gutman; 655 Loop 337. Summerhill Garden Condo 205 Fast. 8 pound boy April 15 Mr and Mrs Progeiio Ramirez; 194 S West End; 6 pound. 13 ounce boy; April 15 Mr and Mrs Earl Taylor; 1364 River Acres; 7 pound. 8 ounce girl, April 17
Mr and Mrs Carrol Jackson 259 Cedar Curve, McQueeney ; 5 pound girl, April 18 Mr and Mrs George Rosales, 1422 W Bridge. 7 pound. 3 ounce boy: April 20
Mr and Mrs Brent Milligan. Route 12, Box 439, New Braunfels; 7 pound. 8 ounce girl, April 21.
Mr and Mrs Manuel Herrera Jr ; Route 7, Box 687D, Canyon Lake; 8 pound. 14 ounce girl. April 21 Mr and Mrs Mark Hudler, 954 Allen, 6 pound. 8 ounce boy; April 21
Justice of the Peace, Pct.)
Judge "Doc" Blanchard
Robert Wheeler, burglary of a habitation, no bond John L Romans, burglary of a habitation. $20.oui (Mind
Comal County Court at Law Judge Ron Prichard
Donald P Elbel. Rt 2. Box 52. Berghiem, DWL license suspended, 120 days jail.
Martin Aleman, 633 S Academy, DWI. $650 fine. 60 days jail Ricardo P Urias, 3 58 Nacogdoches. DWL license suspend ed one year. 60 days jail Caryn A Swinford, 8 Henry Court, DWI, $100 fine. 60 days probated two years
Tony Valadez, 1604 Stonewall, DW!, $450 fine 60 days probated for two years Robert W Sullivan. 6842 Raintree Forest. San Antonio. DWL $350 fine,
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The planning director said he presented testimony and evidence demonstrating the diligence with which the river authority has pursued the project.
Welsch said stacks of information were presented to the hearing examiner to demonstrate the extent of work involved in pursuing the FERG permit.
Bob Sohn. New Braunfels Utilities general manager, anticipates no problems with the project. He added that the hearing went well and he feels confident the extension will be granted.
Although the hydroelectric project has been bitterly opposed by the Canyon Lake Area Citizens Association, led
by Wallace Greene and Lois Duggan, Sohn said the permits are in place and "nothing is holding us up.”
Sohn said he expects a response from FERC in May regarding concerns about that agency’s permit. The permit requires a permanent minimum release from the dam, which GBRA officials have said could be detrimental to the lake.
NBU will be the sole customer buying electricity generated at the plant. Sohn said the project, now estimated to cost $13 million to construct, will meet the construction schedule planned to reduce flow from the lake next winter.
Outflow from the dam will be reduced during a 60-day period during construction.
House approves DWI fine hike measure
Mildred A. Crager
Memorial services will tie Friday at 3 p rn in Randolph Air Force Base Chapel No I tor Mildred A ( roger 84 She died April 21 in New Braunfels She is survived bv sons Kenneth Crager of Milwaukee Wist and
U-onard Cruger of ( an) on Lake and seven grandchildren
AUSTIN (AP) - House members have approved a bill that would make drinking while driving a $200 offense The measure, tentatively approved on a voice vote Wednesday, is the survivor of numerous "open container" measures proposed in recent legislatures After final approval in the House, the Senate-passed measure must return so senators can consider House amendments The bill would basically allow a police officer to issue a court sum mons, similar to a traffic ticket, if the officer sees a driver taking a sip out of a can or bottle of beer As originally proposed in 1985. some bills would have allowed a driver to be put in jail it an open bot tie or can was tound within 5 feet of the driver's seat "People who operate a motor vehi cie have a responsibility to operate it in a responsible manner." Rep Bill
Blackwood. R Mesquite, said Wednesday "And when a driver drinks in public it becomes a public matter ’’
But Rep Paul Moreno. D EI Paso, called the measure "just another of those hills that confuse the public You know very well that under pre sent law if an officer sees a driver with a can of beer in one hand he is going to stop that driver and see if he is drunk "
Moreno said El Paso members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving has told him the bill would just confuse the issue of punishing drunken drivers
"What about these drivers who have deeply tinted windows on their cars’’’ asked Rep Ed Watson I)
I leer Park
The officer will just have to look closer." said Blackwood This bill sa>s the officer must see the driver actuallv consume an alcoholic
A violation would allow an officer to give the driver a written notice to appear in court, and the driver would have to sign a written promise to ap pear The maximum fine that could be levied for the misdemeanor would he $200
One House amendment provides that it must be a police officer" giv mg the ticket, not just an "officer ’’ Another amendment felhoved language in the Senate bill that in advertently referred to children stan ding in a school bus Blackwood said The House also tentatively approv ed a Senate passed bill that would repeal a provision of the 1984 school reform act that would require teachers to be tested on their basic literacy and the subjects they teach It finally approved by the House without amendment the bill will go to the governor
NORTH TEXAS Mostly sunny and mild days uith highs ranging from the upper 70s to the lower 80s Mostly clear tonight with lows ranging from the upper 4os to the lower 50s SOUTH TEXAS Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of mainly daytime showers west and south through Friday partly cloudy and warm east and central sections lams tonight mostly in the 6os ex cept 5ns in the hill country Highs on Friday mostly in the Bos WEST TEXAS Generally (air north and partly cloudy to cloudy elsewhere through Friday Isolated light rain southwest ending this after noon laiws tonight mid 4ik to mid Sos Highs Friday mid Tits to mid nos except near TO in mountains
Extended Forecast Saturday through Monday
Sol TH TEXAS Partly cloudy through the period Highs in the mid Tits to mid Kus except near 9t> lower no grande valley Lows m the Sos north to the 60s south NORTH TEXAS h air and mild with temperatures near seasonal normals Day time highs will tx* in the 70s and ov ernight low s in the *»s WEST TEXAS Fair to partly cloudy with temperatures naar nor mal north and slight) below normal south Panhandle and South Plains lows mid to upper 4os high* in mid to upper 70s Permian Basin lows around 50 highs around Ho Concho \ alley lows mid *k highs around Ho Fur west lows near So, highs lower to mid Nos Big Bend region lows in the mid 4<k mountains to the mid .HK along the Rio Grande highs lower Hits mountains to the mid 90s near the river
Comal River......................380 cfs (sown 5)
Canyon Lake inflow.................716 cfs (up 16)
Canyon Lake outflow..............600 cfs (down I)
Canyon Lake level..................908.93 (same)
Edwards Aquifer................627.38 (down .02)
Texas Weather south central United States produced
generally clear skies over the rest of Scattered light rain fell over deep Texas South Texas early today The Na The wind over the state was
t tuna I Weather Service said the generally light around 5 mph. and
precipitation was caused by weaken from variable directions mg upper level low pressure system Overnight temperatures ranged
over Mexico from 42 at Marfa to 66 at Galveston
This low pressure system also Beeville and Kingsville Readings
caused mostly iloudly skies over the were generally in the iOs over North
southern part of the state High Texas and the 60s across South
pressure at the surface over the I exas
60 day s probated for two years Gwendolyns Chapman. PO Box IIH Wimberly. DW! $35o fine 60 days probated two years Haul Morales Jr il« lamia VIsla DW L $250 fine. 60 days probated for two years Todd Brent Demarais, 3322 Tramway Park San Antonio. DWL $100 fine. 6o days probated for two years
Texas District Court Civil Filings Exparte v Hal Herbelin. exparte
Stephen P Shinier and Denise L Snell
Charles D Gengo and Constance E Kehoe J Cruz Mireles Garcia and Norma Irene Ramirez Mane Espinoza and Patricia G Hildebrand Roland Gutierrez and Blanca B Ruiz
Dale L Witt and Kim M Demarche
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