New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
Brand new top dog
Tina Ellis named manager of local animal shelter
By CINDY RICHARDSON Staff writer
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People longing for the good old days of people gathering to sing Christmas Carols will love what's going on tonight.
The Holiday Community Sing, a new event sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council, will start at 5 p.m. on the Main Plaza downtown.
Instrumental music will start at 4.30 pm, setting the mood as tile crowds gather Walter Faust will ring a few songs on Hie courthouse chimes, and Mayor O.A. Stratemann Jr. will offer w elcoming remarks.
“Then it will be our turn to sing
See SING, Page HA
Comal County skies will bt* fair today and Monday, with northwesterly winds at IO mph this afternoon. High today will be in the low 70s, the low near 40 tonight, and Monday’s high near 70.
Letters To Santa
Every Christmas for as long as nearly anyone can remember, the Herald Zeituny has printed the Christmas wishes of Comal County’s second-graders in the form of Santa letters. This year is certainly no
exception, and if tile local kids’ w ishes are any indication, Santa better stock up on electronic games See Pages 1 3 Cand I SE
DEAR ABBY............. . 3B
WEATHER . .......... . 2A
There is a new face at the Humane Society Animal Shelter, and it’s not furry with a cold, wet nose Tina Ellis is the new Shelter Manager, hired to replace Tom Cox, whose resignation was effective this week.
Ellis, w ho was raised on a farm, has worked in pet salons and in a shelter and a veterinary clinic in Waco. “I’ve worked with animals all my life," she said. “I love working with animals."
She plans to continue the goal of getting as many of the animals adopted as possible as well as making them happy while in shelter workers’ care. "The animals need love and attention while they are here,” she said.
Kills’ experience in grooming should come in handy because she plans to try to keep the dogs groomed as much as possible. Another of her goals is to try to get more volunteers working at the shelter,
"It’s a shame people let their dogs run wild. Or dump them,” she said. "If they don’t want it (the animal), bring it here. We’ll do our best to find it a good home.”
Cox blamed his resignation on stress. “It’s a very high stress job," he said, in a telephone interview. “It’s a job where you’re dealing with sad stories and tragedies every day. I don’t have any ill feelings, and I offerred any help, advice or tips I could give.”
Ernie Hassold, president of the Humane Society, confirmed this. "He shook my hand and said, Ernie, if you need any help give me a call.’ He said he was leaving with good feelings.”
Hassold and Cynthia Phillips, vice president of the Society met with the new manager and accepted her application. "She’s well qualified for the position,” Hassold said. "She knows animals real well and she has a love for animals. I think she’s going to be very essential to the Society.”
Ellis will be helped by assistant manager Nora Gunn.
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New Braunfels, Texas Vol. 91 -No. 246 86 Pages-7 Sections
New animal shelter manager Tina Ellis grooms a poodle.
Staff photos by Cindy Richardson
Senate still struggling with budget, jobs bills
WASHINGTON (AP) The GOP-controlled Senate struggled toward a final vote Saturday on legislation to avert a threatened shutdown of the federal government, ignoring President Reagan’s blunt declaration that he would veto the bill because it includes $1.2 billion for public works jobs.
At the same time, Republican leader Howard Baker of Tennessee vowed to make one final, late-night attempt to win approval for a 5-cent increase in the federal gasoline tax. "We still have a problem,” Baker said. "But I’m still determined.”
That measure was all but abandoned Thursday night after the Senate failed to crack a conservative-led filibuster Sen. Jesse Heims. R-N.C., one of the opponents. said he would seek to delay a final vote as long as possible.
No action w as expected on the gasoline
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
Canyon I .ako Bank did indeed act w ith malice in the handling of guardianship funds of three local children, according to a decision upheld Wednesday by the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin.
In a written opinion. Chief Justice John C Phillips of the court agreed with the decision reached in March 1981 by a local jury in 22nd District Court.
Phillips stated that “no error in had been made in the trial and that the judgments were correct,” local attorney Fred Clark, w ho represented the children in the case, said Thursday.
Ken Rice, president of Canyon I .ake Bank could not be reached for comment as of late Friday afternoon.
According to the judgment reached in 22nd District Judge Charles Ramsay's court, the bank was ordered to pay back
tax measure until after the spending bill was approved.
The White House favors increasing the tax, now 4 cents per gallon, to provide $5.5 billion a year for highway and mass transit improvements. But Reagan is adamantly opposed to attaching jobs money to the spending bill.
“I cannot sign that bill,” Reagan said in a live radio interview. He suggested he might agree to some sort of compromise jobs package, but he did not say what sort of compromise he would accept between the Senate bill and a House measure containing an even more costly jobs program.
Baker said there was no doubt a veto would be sustained If it came to that, he said “the only way out" was for Congress to start over again on Sunday or Monday in hopes of approving a measure that Reagan would sign and return the
almost $200,000 — including $90,000 in punitive damages to the children of Norman Hanz.
The total judgment to bi* received by the children now amounts to approximately $217,600, however, due to interest collected on the money, Clark said
The three children sued the bank for “misappropriation” of their guardian funds, which then would have amounted to $100,000
The guardianship funds resulted from part of settlement incurred from a wrongful death lawsuit when Hanz'i wife was killed in an airplane crash in 1967. From that settlement Hanz was awarded $31,000 and his three children $25,000 each
The childrens’ money was deposited by the court into a trust fund naming the district clerk as trustee By law, Hanz, who died in November 1980. could not
government to normal operations.
Most federal agencies ran out of money at midnight Friday, when an existing catch-all spending bill expired. But because the funds ran out over a weekend, virtually no disruptions were expected until the work week begins Monday.
The House already has approved its version of the bill, including $5.4 billion for jobs that Reagan denounced as “pork barrel.”
As Senate debate resumed Saturday — after two days of marathon sessions — Baker said he hoped for a final vote by evening. That would give House and Senate negotiators Sunday to work out a compromise that both houses could then ratify either Sunday night or Monday,
The president suggested there was a
See CONGRESS. Page HA
withdraw from the trust.
loiter, however, when Hanz and < his then) business partner Norman Wayne ran into financial trouble, Hanz began proceedings to have himself named as guardian for the children’s trust fund. County Judge Max Wommack granted the guardianship in probate court, which qualified Hanz to the money in the fund - but only after receiving a court order.
According to court testimony, Hanz approached Rice, president of the bank, about the possibility of borrowit.g aga.nst the guardianship funds.
According to a written stoup* ut produced during the March. 1981 trial. Rice, after receiving legal advice, refused to accept a guardianship check presented to him by Hanz.
Irater, however, Hanz presented Rice with a cashier’s check for the same
See BANK, Page HA
Canyon Lake Bank must repay funds
Christmas came early to the Hansel and Gretel Day Care Center this week, as the children brought gifts to exchange at a holiday party and then got to open them Above, Barron Bright (left) offers Aaron Sandburg a tip on how best to open his package; Right, April Wiedenfeld shows off her present, a stuffed clog
Staff photos by Cindy Richardson
Funds keep coming in for our “Cheer Fund,” and that makes us pretty cheery around here, to say the least. The fund, which is designed ti provide a Christinas dinner to local folks who might not have one otherwise, continues to grow Here are our most recent con tributors