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10 Pages in one section ■ Tuesday, August 1, 1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years I Home l KRIEWALDT • Vol. 143, No. 187
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Boh Freiniuth, and happy anniversary to Doroteo and Antonia Rodriguez (36 years), Robert and Rose Morales, Mr. and Mrs. Refugio Franco (25 years) and Leo and Tonia Rodriguez.
River and aquifer information
Comal River -270 cubic-feet-per-second, same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer — 625.03 feet above sea level, same as yesterday Guadalupe River - 292 cfs
Bicycle Rodeo next Wednesday and Thursday
Children bringing their bikes to this week's Bicycle Rodeo will receive free bike helmets. Participants in the Summer Recreation Program are eligible for the event.
The Bicycle Rodeo is at Lamar School this Wednesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. Sponsors are: McKenna Memorial Hospital, the Comal County Medical Society, the Optimist Club, Parks and Recreation and the New Braunfels Police Department
Sports booster club to hold breakfast
The New Braunfels High School All Sports Booster Club will have its membership kickoff breakfast drive at New Braunfels High School cafeteria Aug 4 at 7 a m Breakfast tacos and coffee will be served
For information, call Jeff Mund at 620-4839 or Danny Zoeller at 625-2349
Family Outreach event
Family Outreach volunteer appreciation dinner ana installation of officers will be held at Greene Mansion Inn Restaurant Thursday, Aug 3 at 7 p m RSVP by Aug 1 to 620-1299.
Find yourself in Sesquicentennial photo exhibit
More than 250 photos of the Sesquicentennial parade, trail ride, and opening ceremonies will be on display at the Senior Citizen Center through Aug. 4. The display is open from 8 a m. to 8 p m
Stop by and order some copies for a keepsake of New Braunfels' Sesquicentennial
Jaycees to gather
New Braunfels Jaycees will meet Wednesday, Aug. 2 at Mr. Gatti's Pizza at 7 p m Call Sue Kolath at 620-6349 for more information.
Lotto Texas numbers printed in the Sunday Herald-Zeitung were incorrect The correct nun hers are printed below.
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Checks In The Mail puts hundreds to work
By DENISE DZIUK
Many local residents will begin work today in the town’s newest industry.
Checks In The Mail (CITM) held its open house and ribbon cutting ceremony 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 concerned with providing the best quality and atmosphere possible, “so our business grows and your community remains supported.”
CITM moved into a 97,000-square-foot 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 abatement for the next three years, and 30 percent for another three years. New Braunfels Utilities has also approved a waiver of approximately SI 5,(XX) 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 industry...We’ve definitely found that here,” said Phyllis Duncan, chief operating officer for CITM.
Michael Meeks, the new president for the Chamber of Commerce also announced at Monday's open house that the company has received an $81 .(XX) Smart Jobs grant, which is a training grant, from the Texas Department of Commerce.
“Its been an 18-month journey and
not a destination. We're still on a journey," said Meeks.
The move from California will be phased, so the least disruption for workers will be created. A large number of employees have already been hired and will begin work today.
“They are the fabric of this community and we look forw ard to working with them and developing them,” Landis said about the new employees.
CITM is the second largest U.S. printer of checks and related products which are marketed direct to consumers and businesses. The company was started in late 1987 in Los Angeles, and has been in Irwindale for almost seven years. CITM was acquired by Caradon Inc., of Westport, Conn., and became part of the Caradon Security Printing Division in May 1993.
Up in smoke
No one was hurt, but a building owned by Rockin' 'R* river outfitters was gutted by a fire last night. The call came in at about 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, from the Rockin' 'R' location on Loop 337 at River Terrace. The fire is believed to be accidental.
No action taken at Stover termination hearing
Attorney wants access to report before proceeding
By DENISE DZIUK
I he C omal Independent School District’s board of trustees voted unanimously Monday to grant a Smithson Valley High School teacher a continuance on his hearing to determine w hether or not his contract should be terminated.
Kelly Slover, a SVHS vocational agriculture teacher, is under investigation by the district for allegedly altering a student’s 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 pertaining to the steer in question in May.
()n 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 animal’s carcass was at Texas A&M University undergoing tests. The response also stated that Jordon would receive a copy of all test results and reports prior to any hearing on Slover’s possible termination.
Neither legal counsel had a copy of the report for Monday’s hearing. I tow-ev er, Jordon said he had not prepared a case bused on the May reports
because they were considered preliminary and the autopsy would have been the final document used. When he discovered there would not be an autopsy report available, he said he felt comfortable with the fact that he would be able to cross examine the veterinarians. However, the veteri-nanans listed on the witness list did not come.
Jordon said that due to these facts, he was unable to prepare a defense and his client’s rights would be violated if the hearing proceeded.
"I think it is patently unfair to proceed with this termination (hearing)... How can you prepare a defense when you don’t know what’s going to be thrown at you?” said Jordon.
Therold Farmer, an attorney representing the district, said he had told Jordon that the reports would be available to him before any hearing. I low-ever, he said he does not have the autopsy report mid divs not even know if one exists.
He said that even with a eontinu-
‘How can you prepare a defense when you don’t know what’s going to be thrown at you?’
— Paul Jordon
ante he could not guarantee one would be available.
Shellie Hoffman, the public hearing officer, said she did not believe Slover’s rights would be violated since neither side had the report and neither would be using it. She went on to say that she believed this argument could have been made prior to Monday’s scheduled hearing.
Board members Lee I Leis 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 continuance, and the motion was passed unanimously.
A future hearing date has not yet been set.
Herald-Zeitung 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
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Officials believe a fire Monday afternoon in New' Braunfels was intentionally set, and an arrest has been made. Gary Kahlig, a former city council candidate, was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of unlawfully carrying a weapon, and arson, said county jail officials.
A tim broke out at about 4:50 p.m. 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, hut this is so preliminary I would hate to give you bad information,” Reed said.
Bond has not yet been set. However. Kahlig is expected to appear tv tore a judge later this morning.
Kahlig was also arrested on June 29 and w as charged w ith disorderly conduct with a firearm. Kahlig allegedly parked his bicycle outside the courthouse with a loaded AR-15 semi-automatic rifle locked to the bike. Kahlig allegedly left the gun outside with the bicycle and walked into Judge Fred Clark’s courtroom, w here he was later arrested by sheriff’s officers.
Kahlig was released from the Comal County jail on a S2.(KX) bond for the courthouse incident.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAE
A rainbow appeared over the city yesterday between showers caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Dean.