New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday Afternoon, January 6,1993
Serving Comal County/ Home of Amber Nicole Malic
Vol. 141, No. 34 - Daily 50 cents, Sunday 75 cents
Krueger’s appointment draws enthusiastic crowd
Jordan lauds Krueger’s diversity, strengths
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
AUSTIN — “Bob Krueger is an outstanding choice to be a senator from Texas," said Barbara Jordan. “With the overwhelming and widespread diversity of the state of Texas we need a person who honors that diversity and who can work • with every segment of this state without apology.”
Jordan's speech at the announcement ceremonies was characteristically booming and eloquent. She spoke of her service with Krueger in the U. S. House. She told of her introduction of an amendment to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to eliminate discrimination of language minorities — primarily Hispanics. Jordan said it was not a popular amendment in 1976.
She said “the whole elected officialdom of the state of Texas said if that goes on, Texas will then be included in the Voting Rights Act and we don’t want it.”
Jordan told of introducing the bill and said that when the bill was on the floor of the House for consideration only one state official supported her.
"Only one other Texan — one other Texan — stood up and said I want to support that amendment, too, because I believe democracy includes everybody. That one other member of the Texas Congressional delegation who stood with me and said let’s make democracy real — that Texan was Bob Krueger.”
"We need to send a person to the United Slates Senate who recognizes
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By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
AUSTIN — Governor Ann Richards named Commissioner Bob Krueger as the replacement for Senator Lloyd Bentsen Tuesday at noon.
Looking around the crowded * house chamber, Richards said, “What are you doing here? I don't think I've had such an enthusiastic reception since my election night.”
The house chamber was crowded with friends, family, special interests groups and politicians waiting for the announcement that Krueger would be the next U. S. Senator from Texas. The announcement was pure poetry — Richards, Barbara Jordan (introduced as the “voice of Ood” by Richards) and the man himself making speeches easy on the ear and tugging at the heart.
“What you all call the short list was really never that short,” said Richards. “If it seemed that the process took awhile, I want to assure that there is no one on this world that is happier to see its conclusion than I am. There are three components to the future in this state — education, energy, and the economy. While every individual I considered understands the opportunity and could well represent Texas, Bob Krueger has a command of the issues that comes from a special hands-on
experience in all three fields.” Interrupted frequently by the partisan crowd, Richards went on to describe Krueger’s record, admitting that although they had been on opposite side of some issues. But she said she was encouraged to find that he was an “interested listener.”
“Bob Krueger has talked to mc about personal things,” said Richards. “About the changes in his life after becoming a father and beginning to see the world through the eyes of his children. I like that. I like to know that I’ve chosen someone who knows the impact of government on families and on our children’s future.”
In her concluding remarks, Richards said, “Twenty years ago, well before it was fashionable or politically popular in a district where it earned him controversy, Bob Krueger stood tall on the issue of civil rights; stood tall on the issue of choice; stood tall for voting rights for a1;, stood without apology or hesitation for the belief that our suite and our government belongs to all of us. Today Bob Krueger is ready to take that lifetime commitment to the United Suites Senate.”
To a standing, noisy ovation, Krueger took the mike with an shameless grin and said, “It’s
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Gov. Ann Richards stands at the podium with newly appointed senator Bob Krueger, his wife Kathleen and their daughter Sarah during Tuesday s annoucement in Austin. (Photo by John Huseth)
Gov. Richards calls Kathleen Krueger a stealth weapon
By ROBE MARIE EASH
AUSTIN — Kathleen Krueger is Bob Krueger's “stealth weapon” according to Governor Ann Richards.
Richards said Mrs. Krueger had made a significant impact on her decision and Krueger said that his “partner” would be crisscrossing the state on the campaign trail while he was away in Washington.
Krueger said, “She has a few words to say and she on speak for herself.”
“I think we are good partners,” said Mrs. Krueger. “As in families, equal and strong partnerships are important in all aspects of life.
It’s important to our state and to our nation that there be a strong partnership between business and labor, between our rural areas and our inner cities, between the young and the old and especially between people of all races, all religions and all cultures.”
Mrs. Krueger spoke of her confidence in her husband and her pride and gratitude for his appointment. In her closing remarks she paraphrased Bob Krueger’s words — “we will not let you down.”
With grace and clearly more than mimicry, Mrs. Krueger embraced the Hispanics of Texas saying;
“Quiero decir unas palabras en Espanol
porque mi madre me dijo que la persona que (sabc) nuestras dos lenguas tiene dos almas. Quiro dor muchisimas gracias por su apuro y espccialmiente por su amisiad.’’
“I want to say a few words in Spanish because my mother told mc that the person who speaks both our languages has two souls. I want to offer my thanks for your concern and especially for your friendship.”
Kathleen Krueger speaks at her husbands' appointment. (Photo by John Huseth)
The grand prize winner in the New Braunfels Bridal Association' Bridal Fair giveaway was Tafi Shaw. Shaw’s prize was a trip to New Orleans. Pictured from left to right are; Judy Watson, Nancy Cromer, Shaw, Craig Sagebiel and Teri Simon. (Photo by Karla Wenzel)
Comal County Sheriff’s department utilizes confiscated TV for training
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Crime does pay in Comal County — at least it does for the Comal County Sheriff’s department.
“The big screen TV is compliments of Mr. (Bruce) Johnson,” said Sheriff Jack Bremer. “We couldn’t afford a big TV like that.”
Bremer was referring to a television set confiscated in a drug raid last fall. It’s now serving as a training aide in the Comal County Sheriff’s Department. Funds received as a result of the raid were used to subscribe to the Law Enforcement Television Network. A VCR confiscated in the raid is being used to tape programs to create a library of training tapes.
“We can get about 80 percent of our training for the jail and the sheriff’s department out of this,” said Bremer. “And we don’t have to pay for travel or hotels. It operates 24 hours a day. They can come in on their lime off, they can review a
course, they can take a test and they can get their certificate without ever having left here.”
Bremer says the network now includes training for jailers and dispatchers as well as patrolmen. In
“WB can gat about BO percent of our training for tho jail and the sheriff’s department out of this. And we don't have to pay for travel or hotels. It operates 24 hours a day."
Sheriff Jack Bremer
addition to course material a daily law enforcement news program is broadcast so the latest information on law enforcement is available. Typical course material includes Drug Crackdown, DEA agents and slate and local authorities providing training on narcotics investigations and undercover work, and Star
Points, a program for sheriffs that focuses on operational, personnel, management and tactical concerns, including jail facilities management.
“We find guys in here all hours of the day and night," said Bremer. “And we can make this available to the constables and reserve officers. I’ve offered it to DPS, surrounding agencies, Garden Ridge, and the New Braunfels Police Department."
The subscription to the network cost $4000 which was paid for out of funds from confiscated goods. Bremer says the money saved in providing training for many routine aspects of police work can be used to provide the specialized training not available on the network.
The Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officer Education and Standards does give credit for the successful completion of courses offered on the network. Jail Administrator Brian John and the sheriff’s Executive Officer Jim Clifton are certified to administer tests.
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Jesus Santos Lopez, Florence Popp Hoffmann, Pat Smith, Kim Knight, Johnny Koepp, Yvonne Perez, Doris Mollenhauer, Juan Carlos Moreno.
Belated Birthday wishes to Joe Pira and Albert O. Krahn.
Gruene road closing
Gruene road will be closed today from Rivercrest to Hanz.
The Fischer Store School Community Center at the northeast comer of intersection of Hwy. 32 and Hwy. 484 is having a chili supperJan. 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. The menu includes chili, beans, tamales, dessert and beverage for a cost of $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12-ycars-old. For more information, pall 935*21/6.
Youth wildlife program
The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department’s "Nature’s Way: Wild About Wildlife” will be held Jan. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. Youth, ages eight to 14
years, will see and meet some of the wildlife in Landa Park. They will investigate and collect facts about wildlife as they practice stalking and tracking techniques. The fee is $3 per person. Pre-registration is required and can be taken at the parks office, I IO Golf Course Road. Call 629-PARK.
TOPS meets on Thursday
TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, will now meet every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at the Garza St. Classroom across from McKenna Memorial Hospital. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 625-8860 or 438*
2657 in Bulverde.
Income tax training for volunteers
Want to be a Tax-Aide Volunteer? The American Association of Retired Persons’ Tax-Aide Program orientation session for volunteers will be Jan. 8 at I a.m. at the Senior Citizen Center, 655 Landa. Volunteers will be trained to help individuals prepare their . income tax forms. Training sessions will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Jan. ll - 22, from I to 5 p.m. For more information, call Wayne King at 629-7195.
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