New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Garden Ridge loses two city officials
City secretary, police chief tender resignations
By DA VK) DEKUNDER
GARDEN RIDGE ~ Two Garden Ridge city officials have made it known that they plan to step down within the next IO days.
City Secretary Chris Boring and Police Chief Thomas L. Curd have submitted their resignations to the City Council. Boring's resignation is effective Jan. 17 while Curd's last day on the job will be Jan. 20.
The council will have a special meeting at IO a m. Saturday at the municipal court building on 9357 Schoenthal Road to accept both resignations and begin the search to fill both positions.
Mayor Jay P. Minikin said Boring and Cued were both good assets to the city.
"Both were good employees," Minikin said. "Chief Curd has managed the department in a way that there are virtually no crime problems. Mrs. Boring has worked to upgrade our computer sophistication both in our city financial statements and in our water company computer process."
The mayor said it would take a minimum of six weeks or more to find replacements for both Boring and Curd.
"It will uke time to advertise in the
paper, sort through the applications, narrow down the finalists and ultimately interview the finalists,'* Minikin said.
The city will somehow manage without a city secretary and police chief for at least a month or more, Minikin said.
"Unfortunately, we learned to live without a city secretary a year and a half ago," he said. "We will have to account for the loss for a short period of-time until we can find a professional replacement."
Minikin said he foresees the council naming an acting chief until a new one is found.
Boring, 45, came on board as city secreUry Nov. I, 1995. She will take a merchandising job with Nabisco working in the San Marcos arca.
Boring said she enjoyed her 14 month sUy in Garden Ridge
"Everybody was courteous and kind. I made a lot of friends here," she said.
Curd leaves after five years in the Garden Ridge Police Department, He was hired as a police officer in January 1992. Curd was subsequently promoted to sergeant and was made chief in May 1995.
Curd said he is going into private business
Comal County Commissioners Court
The following actions were taken by the Comal County C ommissioners Court on Jan. 9:
■ Approved claims.
z ■ Determined platting requirements
* for a 1.701-acre tract being approximately 0.16 acres out of the William G. Smith Survey No. 359, and
• approximately 1.541 acres out of the ' Rusk Transportation company Survey
■ Accepted an extension of the Irrevocable lamer of Credit No. 504
for Leaning Oaks Ranch.
■ Approved an amendment to plat.
, I, voress Cove. Section I rnmhimrw . Cypress Cove, Section I, combining ; Lots 158 and 159 into Lot I58R.
■ Granted the final approval for ~The Last Stop, and accepted ^dedication of right-of-way.
X ■ Received a report from the ^county engineer.
jp ■ Received a "How Goes It" ^report from computer services. New officials and employees are being trained, the five personal computers rovided by the state have been installed and the bar code system for the district and county attorney's offices have been installed so files can be tracked
■ Received reports from elected officials. Commissioner Cristina Zamora thanked the court for reappointing her to the Alamo Area Housing Finance Board. Commissioner Moe Schwab said the rural recycling program is going so well it is overwhelming. He said the chipping and mulching program will need to begin soon, and he will bring it back before the court Within a couple of weeks. County Treasurer Bart Bartholomew said the health
•!* insurance claims for December touted $100,00 Sheri IT Bob Holder said the 911 center is being •t* reorganized and the court house security is still being worked on He
also told the court that all departments needed to be certain their telephone lines go to the police department when they dial 911 so calls can be answered quickly. Fire Marshal Milton Wittmann said the early warning system for the Guadalupe River is still being discussed. The county judge instructed Wittmann to set up a meeting for February or March to discuss the system with other entities involved
■ Approved the acknowledgment of eight new hires and authorized the
county iudi>e to nun new hire county judge to sign new hire
checklists and job descriptions as
appropriate. One was for Justice of
the Peace I, one for the road
department, four for the sheriff, one
for the jail and one for the county
■ Re-appointed James Jeffers and Pierce Broach to the Fire Prevention District No. 3.
■ Appointed David Renken, Comal County auditor, to CH Condo Board to replace Nathan Rhemlander.
■ Appointed members to the Comal County Historical Commission. Members include John A mn, Carolyn Barry, Edna Bremer. Carmen Butts, Penelope Doherty, Rene Couch, Rosalinda DcLaCerda. Gladys F.rbcn, Don Forres, Dr. Fred Fruchoiz, Lucille Garcia, Myra CkifT, Rosemarie Gregory. Madclyn Hams,
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Comal County Sheriffs Office
■ Report of theft, Canyon Lake Marina, UC 4 Box 220, Canyon lAkc, taken: boat trailers.
■ Report of theft, 2169 Candlelight Drive, Canyon Lake, taken: black, plastic, barn-shapc mailbox, value $50.
■ Report of a motor vehicle, 3076 Tanglewood Trail, Cypress Cove, Canyon Lake, cutting instrument allegedly used to take car battery.
New Braunfels Police Department
■ Report of a burglary of a motor vehicle, 645 Rock St., 1989 Hyundia four-door, unknown person allegedly broke vent window and took checking book.
■ Report of burglary of a motor .vehicle, 593 Rock St., 1994 Ford Van, unknown person allegedly took mobile phone, value SI 50.
■ Report of criminal mischief, 104 Guada Coma Drive, broken window on summer house and front door, value $300.
■ Reporter criminal mischief and burglary of habitation, Ncwk Tennis Ranch, 325 Mission Valley,
Don Offerman, Melba Roth, Barron Schlameus, Carolyn Rapp Schlamcus, Pierre Schlumhcrgcr. Iris Schumann, Henrietta Jo Schwab and Arlene Scales Honorary members include: Anita Cook, Edward Dcdcke, Joline F.rbcn. John Karbach, Hortense Karbach, Lorenc Ludwig, Lottie Miller, E C. Momhinwcg and Roberta Mueller
■ Left tabled from Dec, 19, 1996, a reclassification request to upgrade JP Clerk ll position from Pay Group-6 to Pay Group-7.
■ Approved amending the
jnvestigatorY salary ip the District Attorney's office to previous pay scale, equal to 1996 pay. The budget was based on the current investigator retiring Ile is not retiring, so the budget is being amended to take him hack to his regular salary
ffi Approved resolutions for Purchase of Services Grant and Diversionary Officer (iran!. The Purchase of Services Grant is for $5,324 and the Diversionary Officer Grant is for $6,165.
■ Held a public hearing and approved the placement or modification of certain regulatory signs on county roads. Two yield signs on Robinhood at Lighthouse will be changed to stop signs, and a yield sign on east Ammann will he changed to a stop sign No action was
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unknown person allegedly took CD player and Nintendo games, shirts, value $912.
■ Report of a burglary of motor vehicle. 352 Crown Ridge, unknown person allegedly broke vent window and took purse with wallet, bracelet, James Avery ring, cash, papers, drivers license, value of more than $400
■ Report of forged check, 375 Highway 46, Oakwood Inn, value $320.
■ Report of theft, Music Source, 371 Landa, unknown person allegedly took IO flutes, value $2,957.
■ Arrest on charge of theft, robbery by assault, two counts of failure to appear Jose La/aro Cantu, 38, 235 N. Hidalgo, allegedly assaulted a Wal-Mart employee after shoplifting
■ Report of theft, Comal Supply, 1332 Castell Ave., rented equipment allegedly not returned, value $352.
■ Report of theft. 112 S. Interstate 35, vehicle allegedly taken from a car lot, 1983 Oldsmobile, two-door, white, value $500.
■ Report of an assault, l.angtrcc Apartments, 1565 N. Business 35.
taken on the changes to Bulverde Lane and Ohs!
■ Held a public hearing and approved proposed street name assignments for Comal County arca Patch Road will he changed to Lonesome Dove.
■ Held a public hearing and approved street name assignments for Blac kjack Oak in Comal County.
■ Awarded a proposal for commercial fire, valuable papers, building and boilers liability insurance,
■ Approved Imc-itcni transfers in* the 1996 budget for ( unstable W4l from Gas and Oil aconin! to Police Supplies account for repairs of radar units and approve a request for budget amendments
■ Recognized employees for faithful service to Comal County.
FAA: No indication of trouble before commuter crash
By JOHN HUGHES
MONROE. Mich (AP) — A pilot gave no indication that a commuter plane was in trouble before it nosedived into a snowy rural field, splintering into thousands of pieces and killing all 29 aboard.
"It didn't skid at all. It went straight into the ground,” said 14-ycar-old Cathy Conner, who was getting off a school bus just as the plane crashed Thursday afternoon. "It was just like a blur, it was going so fast Then I saw Ihc explosion and Haines just went everywhere."
Investigators worked today to determine what caused Comair Flight 3272, a twin-engine Embraer 120, to crash en route from Cincinnati to Detroit while trying to land in a snowstorm.
The Detroit News today quoted an unidentified federal investigator as saying the investigation would focus on weather conditions and propellers "We can’t ignore (hat fact we’ve had two other crashes with Embracr-madc planes that were caused by propeller problems," the investigator said. T hose crashes occurred in 1991 and 1995 The plane had no serious maintenance problems since 1992, according lo FAA records The records show 22 service events since 1992. The only incident rn 1996 was a take-off that was aborted because
of a false warning signal Maintenance was done on the propeller and the dc icing equipment in 1993 and 1994, service records cited by The Cincinnati Enquirer show.
"We've spoken to the flight crew thai flew the aircraft earlier in the day, and they have indicated there were no problems of any type with the aircraft during their flight," Comair President David
Sicbcnburgcn said And the pilot gave no indication of any trouble as the plane prepared lo land, Ihc Federal Aviation
Administration said The plane went down in a winter storm just before dusk about seven miles west of Monroe and about 18 miles southwest of its destination, Detroit Metropolitan Airport "It looked like a bomb went off destroying everything in its path," said Dale Zorn, chairman of the Monroe County Hoard of ( ommissioncrs People who hurried to the site to try to help any survivors quickly turned back.
"lf I had known it was going to be that bad, I wouldn't have gone," said Boh Brant, who lives several miles away. "There were body parts everywhere. It would be impossible for anyone lo walk out of there " Residents said the plane carne within 50 yards of hitting a house
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