New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 8, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Inner Peace Movement will meet this Tuesday
New Braunfels Utilities’ employee Alex Labowski helps lower the Hospice Tree of Life from the roof of the NBU building Thursday afternoon. (Photo by John Huseth)
Friday Afternoon, January 8,1993
Serving Comal County/ Home of Milton Bode, Jr.
Vol. 141, No. 37 - Daily 50 cents, Sunday 75
By Gary P. Carroll Staff Writer
Clare Earley will host an informative and educational meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12 focusing on how people can bring balance into their lives.
The Inner Peace Movement, a non-profit organization has inspired her to share her life Clare Earley experiences
and inner growth with others, which in turn helps her learn more about herself.
“We all have an intellect nature and a feeling nature,” Earley said.
The intellect, according to Earley, wants to know about things and the feeling nature wants to be apart.
“When we have* balance between those two, we have a thought for every feeling and a feeling for every thought."
Earley will be talking about the four spiritual gifts that everyone has.
Those gifts arc:
• Visionary: Clear seeing. The need to sec to understand. People with this like to see and be seen and have a particular eye for detail as well as a photographic memory.
• Intuitive: Fact based. This gift allows people to be cut and dry and hear clearly as well as to hear hidden messages.
• Prophetic: Knowing: This gift
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Commissioners table approval of deputies
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
At the regular meeting of Comal County Commissioners Court yesterday commissioners tabled approval of deputies for constable precincts I, 2, 3, and 4 pending a suggested meeting of the constables with the county sheriff.
“What we’re trying to do is achieve cooperation among all law enforcement so that we don’t duplicate our efforts and costs,” said County Judge Carter Casteel.
The issue was raised because the current county policy is that each precinct is entitled to two cars. Some precincts had three cars previously and they want to keep those additional cars. Commissioners put the item on the court’s agenda when a line item transfer was requested to augment the gasoline allowance in one district. The amount of gasoline used was considered excessive by some of the commissioners and a review of the situation was deemed appropriate. Because there has not been any coordination of patrol areas so that duplication is avoided, a meeting with the sheriff's department was suggested.
“We will not be approving anything until you all have met,” said Casteel. “When you get through with this meeting if someone will just come and visit with me then I can put it on Monday’s agenda or I can put it on the following Thursday’s agenda.”
Commissioners court has no jurisdiction over constables other than control of their budgets.
Endorsements aside, Krueger faces tough road
By Gary P. Carroll Staff Writer
Although hand-picked by Gov. Ann Richards to replace Sen. Lloyd Bentsen in the United States Senate, Railroad Commissioner Bob Krueger still must clear one major hurdle • he must win &«pecial election in May to serve out the rest of Bentsen’s term.
Krueger will be going up against Republican candidates with strong party ties and traditional conservative values, in a conservative state with a history of poor participation in special elections.
With the historically low voter turn-out for special elections in Texas, Joe Gunn, president of the Texas AFL-CIO says an endorsement by organized labor would be a vital part of Bob Krueger’s campaign.
Gunn was hesitant to give a blanket endorsement to Krueger by the AFL-CIO before the board voted on the issue, but he said there arc currently 39 votes for a Krueger endorsement - a total of 40 votes are needed.
“I don’t want to predict our board’s vote, because the board would feel like ‘why should we vote when you’ve already announced it?’,” Gunn said.
Gunn did say that he felt that Krueger would largely be supported by his organization.
The immediacy of the May I* election to fill Bcntsen’s seat does not give any of the candidates much time to put together a detailed campaign, but Krueger’s current and pending endorsements could be the leverage he needs to ensure himself a victory.
“I feel our (AFL-CIO) endorsement is extremely important.” Gunn said. "Through our organization we’re able to quickly reach as many as 600 thousand people throughout the
Along with the endorsement from Gunn, Bentsen has said he too will support Krueger.
“I will help in every way I can during Bob Krueger’s campaign,” Bentsen said, calling for Texans to rally behind Krueger.
Krueger has been endorsed by Gov. Richards, Slate Comptroller John Sharp, and State Attorney General Dan Morales, but will the early endorsements give Krueger an advantage over the Republicans?
Fred Meyer, Chairman of The Republican Party of Texas, said he doesn’t feel the endorsements will have any negative effects on the Republicans’ chances.
“It’s (the election) a long way away and I think it will develop into a tough campaign," Meyer said. “We’re gonna show up."
Meyer made note of the candidates slated to challenge Krueger for the Senate seat and said that Rep. Joe Barton, Rep. Jack Fields and State Treasurer Kay Bailey Hutchison - each known for their strong party loyally and consistent conservative records -would put together strong campaigns.
Historically the Republican Party avoids endorsing any one candidate, and according to Meyer this election will not see the party endorsing ain one candidate.
However, the combination of Texas A&M University formci student Barton and Sen. Phil Gramm, an AAM economics professor for 12 years, has produced speculation of an ’Aggie Alliance' during the campaign. According to Gramm's press secretary Larry Neal, this is highly unlikely
“I don’t see Senator Gramm endorsing anyone,” Neal said.
Barton, said it was something he’d like to see. but conceded that it
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The new Commissioners Court met for the first time Thursday morning. The court is made up of (l-r) Moe Schwab, Cristina Zamora, Carter Casteel, J.L. “Jumbo’’ Evans and Neil Craigmile. (Photo by John Huseth)
Historically there has been some conflict between constables and sheriffs. The constables act as bailiffs for the justice of the peace in their precinct. As such, tncy are suppose to serve all papers issued by the precinct judge. Aside from that specific duty, they are authorized law enforcement officers, but arc autonomous and have basically decided for themselves what they will do in their precincts.
“From the standpoint of the court, we’re concerned about the amount of money we’re spending on law enforcement," said J. L. “Jumbo" Evans.
The commissioners would like to see cooperative patrol patterns among the county sheriff’s department, the city police departments and the constables.
In other business:
• County Auditor Bate Bond
reported that the Canyon Lake EMS compliance audit had been done and the EMS unit was in compliance with the county’s contract. He suggested that in the future the county should include specific requirements in their contracts. At present the only requirement to be in compliance is that the money allocated by the county be spent on emergency services. The county could specify requirements such as holding open meetings, posting meetings, etc.
• An agenda item to amend the county attorney’s budget to fund a part time hot check investigator was passed on to allow the county attorney to consult with the county sheriff.
• Commissioner J. L. “Jumbo” Evans will draft a policy concerning the Commissioners Court policy on appointments to boards,
commissions and law enforcement. At present appointments are made by each commissioner based on whether the board or commission in question is within his precinct.
This informal process means there are board members and commission members who do not know the other commissioners and the commissioners sometimes don’t know the people serving on county boards and commissions. Evans suggested that it might be a good idea to have a resume prepared by either the commissioner making the appointment or the nominated board member so the other commissioners would have some idea of the persons background.
• The court accepted Dee Buck’s resignation due to personal reasons and Deidre E. Hisler was appointed lo replace him on the W.O.R.D. board.Index_
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DEAR ABBY ........................3
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Milton Bode, Jr., Antonia Rodriguez, Carlos Weiss, Amy Bridges, Dora A. Loyola, Lorenzo Henera, Jr. and someone called in Elvis Presley, hmmmm, could he? Nab.Cut-a-thon
Making Waves Hair Salon will hold a Cut-a-thon Sunday, Jan. IO, from I to 3 p.m. to raisemoney for the Canyon and New Braunfels Future Farmers of America Booster Clubs. A haircut will cost $5. Appointments will be taken for Quick-Glitzes to be done at a later date.
Step seroblc class
New Braunfels Independent School District is offering a
Step aerobic classes at the Academy Street Gym. Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. It costs $8 per month or SI.50 per class. The class includes toning with light hand weights and floor work. Please furnish your own weights. For more information, call 620-6200.County Youth Fair
All persons interested in working with the Comal County Youth Homemaking and Art Fair to be held March 19 in conjunction with the Comal County Junior Livestock Show are invited to attend a meeting Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Texas Agricultural Extension Service Meeting Room. Contact President Linda Hildebrand at 625-3046 or 625-2078 for more information.Chill supper
The Fischer Store School Community Center at the northeast comer of intersection of Hwy. 32 and Hwy. 484 is having a chili supper Jan. 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-years-old. For more information, call 935-2176.Defensive Driving Class
Comal Independent School District Community Education’s Defensive Driving Class, that is taught by Charlie Rose, is Jan. 12 and 14 from 6 - IO p.m. in room #5 at Canyon High School. Call 625*8576 or 625-8081 to enroll.For Home Delivery ( all 625-9144