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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Pan Am Games athletes accused of drug    , Page 5 New Braunfels Vol 134 No 159 Stammtisch An orientation meeting tor per sons interested in volunteering .it the Comal i ounly I- amity ^ lolenct* ( enter will tM*gm at •> p in today at the Now Braunfels Presbyterian Church on Howard Street h oi more information al snit tho meeting and the program i all 6'2u i i t 5 our local game wardens will host a hunter safety class Thursday and T riday for anyone who plans to do some hunting out of tho state when the season rolls around (lame Warden Noel F.tberedge said tin* clasps are for persons horn after Jan I I944 sn all those young whip per snappers can go off and hunt vat a ants in plates such as n**w Mexico Colorado and ii hunch of other states that require hunters complete the classes To register for Hit* classes which will tie held iii tta• New Braunfels Police I bepart merit tall K titer edge at hit v* t-41 that > tIm* Comal t ounty sheriff s ‘ Mf ice (Mores Schumann her Kids and grandktds are holding a retirement party tty invitation for * amal ( bunty Kx tens ion Agent Big Bill st hum ann who retiring after 21 veals in oui lair countv Hie party w>,H fit iii lf ie T iks Lodge tin south segue, un Saturday \ugus? > Bdl ovei tht years has written the ct tun tv extension agent s o-iuntn for this newspaper Bill ss a leal floe man and we will miss his contributions ti our product i otigratuiations Hill list kit k hark pal V {wont «it clarify atwin \nvon* youmalist private citizen indian ch cf marriage counselor anv ore has Pm right to photograph scenery an*! events along the public easements and highways of this great state at Kl country \ I si lien pit ti t UM* t igfit ti» ask quest ions nught ha lf* i Ai' [Kiln e arni of fie! s wr ti involved or tilings ,i> motor its No person tias ti hit ti! it It. ii! it to tis aTuesday August 18. *987 25 CentsOne Section, 10 Pages NB public works director resigns By SARAH DUKE Staff Wrier New Braunfels Public Works Director Fred Hyden resigned Ins post Monday at the request OI < tty Manager .fix* Michie By den leaves his job as one men 's t of the < , tv council accuses city staff of mismanage meat and covering up problems in the depart ment Hyden was unavailable foi comment Tues day morning although the veteran city employee said last week that he was confident of the job he has done and would consider several options if he were terminated from the city post What's to tie said is I gave Mr Hyden the option to resign Michie said The city manager said fie expects to conclude the in H en the object of allegations ranging from i t.pioyees using city equipment (or personal use to **mployment of illegal aliens The most re eat allegation is that at least one employee is h* ng paid for full time employment while not working full time Chapa was unaware of the resignation when contacted this morning He said he agreed with Michie s decision to a^k for Hyden s resigna- The suggestion has i id when asked if he orr.e to mind " Chapa suggested requesting vest igation it to lo days *1 works that ar The resign f ounclim about pp ment Cfi meeting public WTI I luring the deli ut ment within a week si allegations in public ’slighted he said Bv the clef He •••ti s resignation He added that he hopes investigation concludes quickly lf we d to let some people go that will be up to Michie ,ipa said he has been approached several os by persons who work for 'he public works nment utmut problems at the department said employees complained dud the direr an Hat >blem* qui apa Mig lepai ent r int ti public work: nor! during said prublen need to be re the depart i dep riot fair with work* uy than others I vt* been problems ens I up he said i sad the root of tf oirks apartment ween Hyden and \ I am«tvo The city s ,j* i treated some knew lot a fact that •efore and they have problem w sthin the ad Hen the friend • 'ist ant City Manger ounce member said he feels Tamayo has attempted to cover up problems within the public works department by altering paperwork I think part of the problem was Hector He is good friends with Hyden " Chapa said “It s evident that something is wrong That depart ment stands out Then you look into it and the director stands out and you look into that and people at city hall stand out as having covered up the w rongdoing he said Tamayo dei lined to comment today Chapa said mot ale among public works employees is low \\e have problems in every department but not like in public work' he added I would say we need to get a good public works director in and have him straighten up the problems and I don't want to hear any more about it the councilman said He added that departmental problems should never become so great that employees skip the proper channel' for complaints and go directly to their councilman Those complaints shouldst come jp to us at the count ii Joe should look into it But that s not what happened People went over the ladder and came straight to me he said Michie said he has been investigating the department and alleged wrongdoings for the last two to three weeks The c ity manager would not commit to whether there would be other resignations or terminations from within the public works department Keportediy. the public works employee who draws full-time pay without working full time is a relative of his superv isor Michie said Mon day he does not believe there are problems with nepotism in the public works department We have in our personnel rules and regula tions provisions about nepotism he said The city manager added that the city s reguia tions prohibit employees in supervisors' positions from having close relatives working for them Its the city managers responsibility through department heads to enforce regula lions regarding nepotism I hold them respon sidle ’’ he said City < ouncilman Doug .Miller said the allega t iou that one employee is receiving preferential treatment in the public works department was brought to the attention of council last week I had thought we would let Mr Michie do hi' job that we hired him for and look into the ma" See RESIGNS Paqe I Guadalupe River outfitters hustling B i DAVID MAV St*fi VV (tiff It was bustiifss a' usual along the tluailaiupf Ktver over the weekend as I Tm tu sands of p«*opie took ad v anlage of I be fn st ital' of safe! nvt i us«- this summer We were real busy said Hoc Kin It River Hides manager John Wittier We did all we could handle with raft ais! miler tulle rental' We were a lit tie unprepared tor it River outfitters iii the < >*untv have seen business un the iks mu* fun ausu of unsafe conditions ut ft ie iivei caus e*l bv high releases from t moon Dam I he release from ‘be lake .v.i' reduced to at mum I I m* cubic feet pet s«*. ..od t»y saturday moi rung We ale n**t going to make ut a fiat a!< co; •    .    . . an ge a good month I he » edin • ■ hike disc barges allow tnt c*amt\ officials to reopen tht* Or ie* e R< m I*iv w aer croseilng Saturday morning We had a pretty giMMt weekend said Howard spandau owner of Duad \ I top shoot and i ain (■grounds W- "'ire needed if I tell V ,    ■ lf 'Af * IM • . ell > I ting He admitted h ' motel opt ration mitigated loss*** s.n,**what (luring Hit Min mer un ike other outfitters alo* g Rivet *»oa I who re!v solely on tutu* and raf! rentals sp. -..ii..    *:t * \» - * Ii it as new s Mied a <> ifs' Hi*- stale continue to ■ ept •* in pn-sfiit conditions dong the ruer Hud more visitors will Sec KIVI K Paq*. 2 anyone a ant ing to verify rnetntief ship on the Herald * ottutu, editorial stat! I' welcome to a'k tor tenuto at lob and can > an the managing editor at rho *144 to con firm ..bethel the {u*ison asking questions ut taking photographs really works fin us The i iMt).ii • aunt v I air I’ar .i i* is s«*pt I a T rut ay and it you aiMl your (M gaul. at ton ctvu club el* want t«» tie .ai «*ntrv vou should send your name organization name adore" and description of entry to 'he parade i oil! intl tee tiy ^ep! I. N mi i an send tins information and a VA entrv Ie* to I* ♦> Box 22 New Bi aunt* is texas <81 a* \ I so tin* of fu tai < omal < ountv T or magazine W til is* publish***! to tile Hot .tiff. Pitting fins year and folk' wishing to ach eft is** in tins tahiouf Mieduled for early distritHMlon should Ionia* • out advertising d«*partnu ilf af *i1 > Mi I > as s*mmi as possible \ls*i the I*.*18 Htgii School I <iothal! tabloid is in tit** making and this will tx* i complete listing of our lo* *1 pigskin athletes and a bunch of athel pertinent infornia tion so it von want to get til oil tins uni:.eosin lily important document call our advertising department as well y **s folks it s that 'am* old routine for yet another day at tUUlly aimthei wt**‘k Then* is no relief in sight for th** typu a1 Iv torturous Texas heat t oday and Wednesday will Im* hot and .unn\ with a high in lite upper •♦os Winds will Im from the south af lu la mph Tonight and nights tor th** rest of th** week w ill be fan and warm w Uh ear Iv morning cloudiness lows will Im* in the upper 70s and winds will bi* (rom the southeast at near IU mph I he Menu Cl ASSI! KU    I    IO COMICS    6    7 CROSSWORD    3 DLAR ABBY    4 SPORIS    5 WI Al HIK    ? Traeger in Houston I CU f urn»ei sen John t i uegei <d s* gum was listed in fan and stabile • •if condition earlier todav iii the in tensive < are unit of a Houston Hospital following quintuple! bypass sin get v Friday \ spokesman for M I,uke s i* p i s. o{ > a I Hospital in Houston wiiere th** Texas politician is t»« ing treated said Iraeger iias teen in intensive af «• Milt e his sui gel v lie is im a i* spit atm W hen thev g«*t him oil ttu* respirator they will Im* watching turn and then will move turn to a private room Bul we don t kistw wlien find Will ta* the hospital representative said The Houston hospital is the site ut numerous heait surgeries each year Iii*' spokesman said a quintuplet bypass operation although not com mon is not tfi it much out of the or dinar v We do a lot of eardio bypasses Ii**ff I ii** former senator w as taken to Houston after first going to <*uadalupe Valley Hospital in Seguin th** in st ot this month I rue get a I ie mot'rut represented t omal i ounty iii Ute Texas House of Representatives from •*> i to 1972 and in tnt* Texas senate from 1973 un til the fust of tins vial when he was Vie TK Ah GER Paqe 2 Welcome aboard! / ii* VIV,* I I j ii.** 4 ■ Mona Lane, left is the new director of Greater New Brauntels Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive vice president Tom Purdum announced the selection of Lane from a field of 40 candidates during Monday s chamber board of direr tors meeting Lane will take over her duties here Sept I attei five yeats service in tile same job for Seguin s chamber of commerce and a year as that town s Main Street Program director Lane 33, has worked in real estate marketing and advertising before her Seguin chamber post (Staff photo) Comal Isl > trustees made it oiiiciul Monday night when they approved an agreement for tax abatement t>et w**<‘ii VY a1 Mart Properties int and the Si bool district I think it s real fine for the coin inanity that we are able to make such an unpaid. said Trustee v alter i asb***! "And we ve already collected more in rollback taxes than we would ever get iii agriculture taxes The abatement agreement meiud cd all the elements requested by W a1 Mart that were necessary tor the firm to build a one million square foot facility within the district s boundaries Iii*1 construction of the Wul Mart Distribution Center is projected to have a tv.Hi million impact on the New Braunfels community ultimately providing hrs) jobs with about too of them coming immediately upon com pletion ol the project Iii a split vote trustees awarded a contract to Blue Cross Blue Shield (oi employee health insurance Although the company was not the lowest bidder the majority of trustees felt the coverage offered was better than the alternates employee Benefit Plan had the low filii but coverage for dependant children ages iy and 2a was limited and coverage ol preexisting cond I lions carried a ll,UUU cap tor the first year Trustee Tom Potter cast the dissenting vote Xii amended budget tor the BM. HT fiscal year was adopted by the school board at its regular monthly meeting t'lSD Business Manager \t*el Campos told trustees that th* overall general lurid budget did not increase hut some funds were reclassified A portable building at Cany on Higl School that housed the district J alternative s*lux)! last year was leas cd bv the school board to the Bulvered Public Library for $1 pet year Superintendent Bill Brown said needed repairs on the building would in* tin) costly for uh* scliool district while the library stall would bt* able to do the work w Uh volunteers The building w iii be moved from its See CISO Paqe 2 Legal fund tops$1 million Al MIN AP A program fund cd bv interest earned on money held by lawyers tor their clients has rais ed more than $1 million for legal aid to the poor Texas Supreme Court Justice Franklin Spears said the money "comes al a tune when federal funds are increasingly in short supply tor these ty pes of serv ices The Interest on Lawyers Trust Ac count Program was set up in LUC by a foundation created bv the state Supreme Court Funds are raisin! through interest earned on money that is temporarily held by lawyers for their clients Patricia Moran executive director of the program, said such funds used to sit in accounts that paid no interest because they were either too small or not in the lawyers' hands long enough to earn much interest While the interest from any one ac count may not be much Ms Moran said the amount adds up when many lawyers participate \tx>ut 20 per •ent of the lu .out) eligible lawyers lave signed up including most oi the mg law firms she said Ms Moran said slit* ho{x*s the pro gram can raise up to kl million a veal by 1990 Farber this year the foundation made its first disbursement sending $aOu,ooo to local organizations that provide legal help tor Hie poor Tor example. Austin Lawyers Care inc got 111 ux> and the Texas la*gal Set vices Center which helps tow income families who are ail***, ted by the new immigration law received $63 ouu L'nder Texas supreme Court rules the money cannot be used to sue the government, bring class action law suits or lobby the legislature The only private money used in the program was $75 UUU in contributions from three foundations tor initial ad ministrative costs and an educa tional program according to Ms Moran Kon-injury rollover James Frank Lanik 1b of New Braunfels reportedly was not injured when the sports car ne was driving Hipped shortly before 4pm Monday or. FM 48^ at Texas 46. according to Te*as Department of Public safety Trooper R.J. McCoy lanik an employee of Krueger Mazda, was returning the dealer-owned RX-7 when he swerved to avoid another vehicle and overturn ed wnen he struck a steel sign standard, according to manager Cindy Krueger Kruege' said Lanik told her the other vehicle fled the scene Lanik who McCoy said was not wearing a seat ben. reportedly walked a mile back to the dealership to report the mishap. The intersec hon has been the site of several traffic mishaps (Staff photo) CISD board okays abatement of Wal-Mart's property taxes ;