New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Usa F.
Blacks, Gary Pittman, Milton Bode, Jr., (Saturday), Gilbert Arlitt (Monday), Maxwell H. Case (Monday), Bruce Shepherd (Monday), Flora Hoi, Lorraine Kennemer (Monday), Linda Dor-ranee, James Elsesser, Jim Eakle (Monday), Dorothy Hancock (Monday), Leon Helmke (Monday), Bob Miller (Monday), Clinton Ritchey (Monday), Edna Soechting (Monday), Robert Braune (Monday).
Tom Bluntzer to be keynote speaker
Local attorney Tom Bluntzer will be the keynote speaker at the next meeting of the Christian Business Men's Committee of | New Braunfels, set for Tuesday, Jan. ll, 12 pjn. at Tree Tops Restaurant Bluntzer has been a partner in the law firm of Reagan, Bunns, Dierksen, Lamon & Bluntzer since 1978. Has has saved in various offices in the Jaycees, lions Club, Rotary Club and the New Braunfels and Texas Chamber of Commerce.
Bluntzer and his wife, Anna, are the parents of two sons.
The CBMC is an inter-denominational group of men from many churches.
For more information, contact Bob Morris at 62S-82S2 or Charley Pooler at 629-5725.
True Women’ author to sign books Jan. IS
A book signing by Janice Woods Windle, author of True Women, a dramatic novel of Texas I and the dynamic women who I influenced ha history, will be held at The Book Trader, 185 | Seguin St. in New Braunfels, on Saturday, Jan. 15 from I p.m. to 3 p.m.
Windle's book tells vivid stories I of the women in her family which I were passed down from mother to daughter, grandmother to granddaughter, aunt to nice and father | to claught.
These women were at the heart of the events and lives that shaped Texas.
Windle's great-great grandmother, Euphermia Texas Ashby King, me Sam Houston before the battle of the Alamo, and her descendants lived and worked in the New Braunfels area.
For more information, call 629 5044.
Or*at American Antiquates* set
Many local antique dealers will be at the Great American Antique-fest, to be held Saturday, Jan. 15 from IO a.m. to 6 pin. in the New Braunfels Civic Center on Seguin St
The show, formerly held in May, will continue through Sunday, Jan. 16 from IO am. to 5 p.m. The $3.50 admission is good for return visits.
(TA. Ntw Braut/*U invites Us rtatters to submit items to Slammtisch. According lo th* Sophtenburg Archives and members of the German community, “Stammtisch * represents a sitting place for members of the community us gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
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Vol. 142, No. 42
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District 2 voters are one week away from deciding council post
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Veters in District 2 have just one more week to make their decision about whom to elect as their new city council person.
Voters will cast their ballots Saturday to determine who will be the new city council member for District 2. Running for the seat are former council person Dan Bremer and local business owner Mary Serold
Both candidates said they will not be making any special campaign efforts this week but instead will continue campaigning as they have for the past several weeks.
Serold said she has been making phone calls and walking from door to door as much as possible. She said her volunteers arc also walking from door to door and are letting people know she is available to answer any questions.
'The best thing for people to realize is that now they have a chance and an absolutely wonderful opportunity to make a change - a change for the better for the representation of District 2,” said Serold
"My voice will truly be for all the people and not just a select few or for special interests,” she said.
”1 encourage them to go to the polls and vote and la themselves be heard,” she said.
Bremer said he is also continuing to contact people and
will also be walking the neighborhood to spread his message to the voters of District 2.
“I just hope the voters ga out and get all the facts and evaluate the differences between
the two candidates,” he said. “I feel like I have a tremendous amount of knowledge that can be used in representing District 2 and the city council,” he said.
Bremer also said he believes evaluation and review of the budget is an critical issue.
The seat for Distria 2 was left vacant after Bremer was recalled during a special election. The effort to have Bremer recalled was led by a committee of Distria 2 residents, including Serold. A petition was presented to the city council by Serold containing the signatures of more than 200 District 2 residents who were asking for a recall election.
The recall election was held Nov. 2. A special election to fill the vacant sedfwasffien called by the New Braunfels Qty Council
Brown murder trial to begin Jan. 24
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH On# person was Injured In an accident Friday which occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on the 1-35 access road in front of Long John Silvers. The name of the person Injured was not released. She was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by New Braunfels EMS. The accident Involved an Econollne van, driven by Hector Martinez, 22, of New Braunfels and a Buick LeSabre. The van Is owned by Tr' City Distribution of New Braunfels.
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Steven Wayne Mangum, 49, of New Braunfels is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 24 for allegedly murdering Linda Brown, 50, also of New Braunfels.
The incident occurred at 9:29 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Das Port Haus townhouses in New Braunfels. According to reports, Brown had been shot in the back of her head by a bolt action rifle.
Mangum was arrested at the scene
by New Braunfels police officers. Mangum was taken to the Comal County Jail. Bond has been set at S250.000.
Immediately following the shooting, Brown was taken by AirLife to Brooke Army Medical Center. She died Aug. 31.
Both Brown and Mangum were living at the townhouse where the shooting occurred.
According to past reports, Mangum claimed to be cleaning his rifle when
the shooting occurred.
He was indicted by the Comal County Grand Jury Oct. 6 on charges of murder.
An autopsy was conducted by the Bexar County Medical Examiner.
Linda Brown is the widow of forma Comal Independent School Distria Superintendent Bill Brown.
Prosecutor on the case is Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer. The defense attorney is New Braunfels attorney Ronald Zipp.
Congressman Tejeda says healthcare, welfare reform and anti-crime legislation are key issues
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writ ar
U.S. Rep. Frank Tejeda visited New Braunfels Friday to help celebrate the opening of the Social Security Referral Center, but he took some time to speak briefly about the key issues facing the upcoming second session of the 103rd Congress.
“The key issues will be health care reform, welfare reform and anti-crime legislation, said Tejeda: "Those are the three issues that the American public is very concerned and interested in, and they want to see something
done. I want to hear from everyone. There will be plenty of time for input and suggestions because on the health care issue we are nine or ten months away from the first vote.
“I feel very strongly that every American should have access to health care. At the same time, we need to be sure that it’s quality health care and that our citizens have a choice in which doctor they go to. The great controversy will come on how do we pay for it, how do we fund it.”
At the Senior Citizens Center, Tejeda helped celebrate the opening of the Social Security Referral Center.
“I want to congratulate the entire community ... especially Commissioner Cristina Zamora, for her tireless efforts,” said Tejeda. “I’m just very proud to be a very, very small part of making this possible.”
Tejeda said having the Social Security Referral Center at the Senior Citizens Center with local representatives would make the agency even more responsive to the needs of the community.
Tejeda also took the time to present a flag that had flown over the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the children at Lone Star Primary.
Herald-Zoitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Gloria Saaaor, Democratic chairman for Comal County watchaa while U.S. Rap. Frank Tejada praaanta (from left) Valeria Casaraz, Michael Kampan, Tyson Labowakl, Kody Gamm, Kelly Green loos, Marilyn Bucker and Christina Klvlln with a U.S. flag.
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Wrltar
City council to consider changing TexPool authorization Monday night
■ A second reading of an ordinance amending the code of ordinances by reaming 3.214 acres of land out of the Oakwood Estates.
■ The second reading of an ordinance by the city providing the portions of Rock Strea and North Central Avenue be vacated, abandoned and closed; providing for the reversion of the fee in said land
■ The first reading of an ordinance granting a special use permit to 2 acres on Walnut to allow a Masonic Lodge to be constructed.
■ Consider awarding the bid for purchase of emergency light bars for police patrol units.
■ Consider authorizing the city manager to advertise for bids for self-contained breathing apparatus for the fire department.
The New Braunfels City Council will meet Monday night to consider a resolution changing the individuals authorized to aa on behalf of the city regarding investment of funds in TexPool.
The council will mea at 7:30 p.m. Jan. IO in the New Braunfels Municipal Building.
The resolution will allow City Manager Mike Shantis and Finance Dircaor Darrell Sollberger to be authorized to transmit funds to the Trust Company investment in TexPool and to withdraw funds. The resolution will also authorize them to issue letters of instruction and to take others actions regarding the investment of city funds.
In other business, the council will also discuss the following items:
■ Public hearing to consider a request for a special use permit for 2 acres on Walnut Avenue out of a 5.762 acre tract to allow a Masonic Lodge to be constructed.
■ Consideration and approval of the first reading of an ordinance establishing a recycling advisory committee.
■ Consideration and approval of a resolution designating officials as being responsible for, acting for and on behalf of the city in dealing with the Texas Department of Commerce and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the purpose of participating in the Texas Capital Fund Main Strea Improvements Grant Program, certifying the city is eligible to receive assistance under the program and designating a blight in the downtown area.
■ Discuss and consider setting a special mea-ing to canvass the votes of the special election to be held Jan. 15.
■ Consider appointing three members to the Community Development Advisory Committee.
■ Consider appointing one member residing within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city to the impaa fee advisory committee.
■ Consider appointing one member to the Landa Park Municipal Golf Course advisory board.
■ Consider appointing three members to the Housing Authority board of commissioners.
■ The third and final reading of an ordinance adopting the most recent edition of the city map as the official map of the city.Today's Texas Lottery numbers are 5 - 9 - 13 - 40 - 41 - 4a Jackpot $8 million