New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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16 Pages In one section ■ Aug. 6,1993
Serving Comal County ■ Home of JESUS HERNANDEZ
Vol. 141, No. 185
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Frances Erben, David Robinson, Marie Cames, Jacob Bore hers, Delia Villanueva, Sandra Vetter, John Schendet, Jess Loyola, Jesus Hernandez, Jimmy Maxwell, Jimmy Offerman (Sat.), Diana Garcia (Sat.), Dean Jackson (Sat), Kitty Rose.
Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled
A blood drive for New Braunfels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug. 23 from IO aum. to 6 p.m. at the law offices of Reagan, Burros, Dierksen, Lamon and Bluntzer, located at 205 N. Seguin.
Two blood mobiles will be on hand in the back parking lot to take donations. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments can be made by calling Debbie at 625-8026.
Ste. Peter and Paul Rummage Sale set
Sts. Peter and Paul School Summer Rummage and Plant Sale will be held today, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7. The sale will be open 8 ajn. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
There wil be all kinds of things for sale: clothes, furniture, appliances, toys, housewares, knickknacks, and beautiful plants.
Donations are still being accepted all this week at St Mary's Hall on the school campus, where the sale will be held.
For more information, call 625-1729 during the day, or 625-6101.
Friends For Rivers meeting scheduled
Friends For Rivers invites the public to their next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Victoria Bank & Trust, 1000 N. Walnut in New Braunfels. The speaker, Andy Goldbloom, head of Texas Parks Sc Wildlife Greenway^ Program, will address "River and Trail Issues" throughout th* state. The meeting will be held in the Herb Schneider Room of the North Building. Call 906-4315 or 210-438-3628 for more information.
New Braunfels Lioness meeting set
The New Braunfels Lioness Club will meet Monday, Aug. 9 at Ryans Steak House at 11 a.rn.
Community Mood thrive set for Aug. 13
The New Braunfels Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 13 from I pin. to 3 p.m. in the K-Mart parking lot located at 10501-35 E. The community blood supply is currently low, officials have said.
lf you are between 17 and 72, weigh at least I IO pounds and in good general health, you can help by donating. The process is safe, simple, and takes about 30 minutes.
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Bremer defends actions at recall public hearing
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
New Braunfels residents attending a public hearing concerning the recall of District 2 Councilman Dan Bremer spoke overwhelmingly in favor of keeping Bremer on the council.
More than IOO people attended the meeti ng, which was held at th, Mr** Braunfels Municipal Building Thursday evening. The hearing was held as a opportunity to allow Bremer to address the allegations made in the recall petition. The recall petition was presented to the council last month and was signed by 200 citizens of District
More than half of the people attending applauded Bremer as he entered the building and several held up signs showing their support.
Despite the large crowd, only seven people opted to speak during the hearing. No one who signed the petition spoke to the council.
The hearing was opened by Mayor Rudy Seidel who then turned control of the meeting over to Bremer. Bremer began by setting the guidelines for the meeting and then addressed each allegation made against him by the petitioners.
Concerning allegation that he walked out during a city council meeting, Bremer said he chose to leave because the council had a 3-3 split over whether Councilman James Goodbread could sit on the council as a holdover candidate. Bremer said he believed Goodbread was going to vote on the issue himself.
“The question was raised as to whether ethically or legally, he could vote for himself," he said.
Bremer said the agenda for that meeting contained a lot of business and if Goodbread voted the actions taken they could be challenged.
“I felt like I was protecting the city by going to a judge at that point and asking the judge whether he (Goodbread) could sit as a holdover candidate,” he said.
Petitioner Paul Lenzen, of District 2, said this is the same thing Bremer has been saying all along
“I feel like he shouldn’t have walked off,” he said.
Lenzen added that Bremer never said anything about his stance from the time between the election until Goodbread was supposed to take his oath of office.
The second allegation stated Bremer had knowingly misled voters about Amendment 2 during the May election. Bremer stated he had offered the amendment in November and it was approved by all seven council members.
Lenzen said he felt like this action was not done properly. He claimed it was Bremer who initiated the change to take out wording stating the amendment would not pertain to current city council members.
In reference to the allegation he had prevented the city from seeking adequate assistance to defend itself in trial. Bremer said he opted not to seek additional legal assistance because he thought the parties involved in the law-
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Dan Bremer held up an envelope Thursday night he said contained at least 300 signatures of District 2 supporters who want him to remain on the city council.
suit in question would be able to take it to court without using taxpayer money.
He added that he felt some of the support for gaining the council was to use that effort “to support James Goodbread, the candidate, for office.”
The fourth allegation concerned taking action preventing Goodbread from serving as a council member.
‘The only issue I raised was oould he legally sit as a holdover candidate,” said Bremer.
Bremer explained SS if die judge had allowed Goodbread to sit as a holdover, he would have accepted it.
In response to the fifth allegation that Bremer had not been authorized to act in his official manner when filing
the lawsuit questioning if Goodbread could sit as a holdover candidate, Bremer state he could not find any where it stated that seeking a legal opinion has to be authorized.
The sixth allegation stated that Bremer had failed to respond to the wishes of his constituents concerning James Goodbread.
“I did not run for council to support James Goodbread in all his endeavors,” said Bremer.
Bremer added that no one who signed the petition ever came forward to discuss with him their opinions on the matter. He said the information he received was to “protect the taxpayers dollars.”
Bremer stated the actions he has taken have been to support the well-being of the city. He stated no facts have been presented to support the allegations made.
Those speaking in favor of Bremer’s actions stated he had fulfilled his campaign promises by not raising taxes and creating a code of ethics for council members, city staff and city appointees.
“Dan you’re serving District 2 and you’re serving the whole city” said District 2 citizen Guadalupe Castillo.
“You’re fighting for the people of District 2 and the people of New Braunfels,” Larry Alexander, also a resident of District 2.
Commissioners pass support for fire ban
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
New Braunfele police reeponded to a two-vehicle accident Thuraday morning that left one women Injured. Edna Zlpp, 85, of New Braunfele wee taken by ambulance to McKenna Memorial Hospital where eh# wee treated and releaeed. Zipp wee traveling north on 8. Seguin and turned left onto Coll where her car collided with a Plymouth mlnlvan driven by Tammy Crumrlne of New Braunfele.
Comal County Commissioners adopted a resolution supporting the County Fire Marshal’s recommendation for a ban on burning in the county. The ban was called for last week after numerous days without rain.
County Judge Carter Casteel indicated last week that the ban would be supported by commissioners. No rain has been reported in the county since June 23, according to the National Weather Service in Austin.
Commissioners set Monday, Aug. 9, as the date for a public hearing on the creation of a no parking zone at the River Road Gatehouse Information Center at Thursday’s Commissioners Court session.
In the workshop session, Commissioners honored Wally Stahl, the retiring Veterans Services Officer, for his long service to the veterans of Comal County. Karen Longoria, who will replace Stahl, starts in her new position
on Monday, Aug. 9.
Sheriff Jack Bremer, as chairman of the Classification Committee reviewing the county’s personnel classification system, presented the committee’s mission statement. The committee decided to review the enure system and will make a report to commissioners on their recommendations at a future date.
In the action portion of the court, commissioners:
■ Authorized Commissioner Craig-mile to contact the appraiser for the FM 1863/Lewis Creek Project
■ Approved the contract with Holt-man & Company for services to be provided to the county tax assessor/ool-. lector’s office.
■ Tabled the establishment of a Personnel Department and reorganization of the Administrative Assistant function.
■ Accepted a donation of a 1992 set of Martindale-Hubbell reference books from Jack Robinson to the Comal County Library.
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Complaint filed against Sheriffs Dept.
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
A Canyon Lake woman has filed a report to the Comal County Sheriffs Office claiming she was mistreated during her arrest for public intoxication.
La’Nette Davenport Poole, 34, claims that several Comal County sheriffs deputies and detention officers mistreated her on July 11.
According to Poole’s statement, deputies came to her home after she had fallen and hit her head. The statement says her husband called til.
“I repeatedly explained that my husband had not committed any violent act toward my person and that there was a great deal of tension and confusion due to the accident,” the state
According to Poole, the deputy told ter husband to leave and told her to stay in her house and not leave. Poole said she left her home to go to her husband’s grandmother’s house and after arriving at the home was stopped by the officers and arrested few public intoxication.
Poole claims at this point she suffered an anxiety attack. She said the officers thought she was going to throw up and warned her if she got sick in their car she would have to clean it up. She claims she then blacked out and did not wake up until she was at the jail.
According to her statement, Poole was dropped on the floor and later taken to into the intake area of the jail. She claims she was later taken to a large cell.
Poole claims she was not booked in at this time and was not allowed to make a telephone call. She also claims she was not allowed to go to the bathroom for a long period of time, but was later allowed to do so.
Poole said she was examined by a doctor the next day. She said she has also contacted an attorney in relation to the case
Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said an investigation into the matter will be conducted. He said all of the statements related to the mat tor have been gathered and the investigation will continue.
Bremer added that it is unusual for a complaint to be made against one of the deputies.
Poole is 9et to have her public intoxication case heard Aug. IO.For news,subscription or advertising , call 625-9144