New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 22, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, TexasThursdayJanuary 22, 1987 25 CentsOne Section, 16 Pages
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Houstonian, Ronald Reagan’s former chief of staff and Secretary of the Treasury James Baker is Texan of the Year. Yay! He will be the guest of New Braunfels and the Chamber of Commerce, of course, Thursday, March 26 during the Texas Legislative Conference thing, according to Tom Purdum, executive vice president of the chamber, who is all a-twit about the visit. Baker is the 67th treasury secretary, serves on the National Security Council, is chairman of the president's Economic Policy Board and a lawyer More important is that he is married to the former Susan Garrett, another Houston native, with whom he has produced eight kids. He is a graduate of THE University's Law School, so any Democrats who attend the welcome party might want to wear maroon and white carnations to display their loyal opposition status. Just kidding Details later. ..
County Judge Fred Clark and New Braunfels Mayor Ed Scian-tarelli are expected to issue proclamations in February recognizing “Kids Helping Kids ”, a fund raising event to bring in bucks to buy or build an emergency children's shelter, which is badly needed here. What we hope to have is an “Emergency Children’s Shelter Week." It will take place in March in conjunction with a walk-a-thon at New Braunfels High School track and field. The usual pledges for miles covered, etc., but by kids themselves. More info later, but this will be fun and, we hope, successful....
Speaking of kids, a IO-week session at Mountain Valley School is scheduled to begin Jan. 20 for people faced with raising teen family members. Professional counselor Dotti Wells will conduct the sessions happening each successive Thursday night from 7 to 9 p m The sessions will include ways to encourage your kids to live right, responsibility acceptance, identification of the goals of teens' misbehavior, redirec lion when that occurs, and confidence building for parents who don’t have any or a lot Classes are tree and limited to 12 people, so register early. Books for the classes are $7. Call Dotti at 899-2039 or the Counseling and Family Service in Settler. 984-2571 for more information...
Never fear, New Braunfels Fire Chief Jack Wilson isn't trying out for the new King Kong movie, he's just showing off the models of the new central fire station. The city is adverbs ing for bids for the construction of a new substation on County Line Road, along with the renovation of the existing central building and construction of additional
facilities downtown. In October 1985, voters approved the issuance of bonds amounting to $934,000 for the work, and bids for both pro iects will be opened at city hall at 2 p.m. March 12. Central station work is expected to be completed by April 1988, while construe tion of the County Line Road substation is ex pected to be finished by July 1987.
Two-year project outlined
West End sewer project a 'necessary disruption'
By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
New Braunfels Utilities warned residents of the city's west side Wednesday that major repairs to the sewage system could cost them more than an inconvenience City Council member Ramon Chapa Jr. told residents that he will do everything he can to assist NBU with repairs and he will continue his push to have the city make repairs to the drainage system in the area. He said repairs to the sanitary sewage system, which have begun and will take about two years, will make drainage worse in the West End if the city's drainage system is not repaired
Chapa said he is seeking a community block grant to finance the city’s expenses. He added that if the city fails In IU bid for federal funds, a bond issue will be necessary “The one thing that I want to point out is that we have two problems One is the sewage and the other is the drainage,” Chapa told about 40 people attending the neighborhood meeting at Holy Family Catholic Church. He said the repairs to the sewage system will only contribute to drainage problems.
“We’re not going to get It fixed over night, ifs going to take time," Chapa said. “Ifs really bad that the problem has gotten as big as it is, but we’ve got to start doing something about it.”
NBU officials explained that deteriorating sewage pipes In the West End allow thousand of gallons of rain water to infiltrate the system. That rain water nils the system and has caused raw sewage to back up Into homes and yards in the predominantly Hispanic neighborhood.
Chapa saki he would like to combine a bond issue for West End drainage needs with Issues that will benefit the entire community. He said New Braunfels voters will be
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"It's important that no one live in those conditions."
Robert Orr NBU director
“We’re going to be in parts of your neighborhood and we’re goind to be tearing up streets.” he said. “We know we have to do it.” Sohn said about the repairs that are estimated
'Brother Bill' Arnold is council candidate
Of course we Uke snowpeople. There wasn’t much of the stuff yesterday, but enough to personify. This example of one of snow’s best uses was found at New Braunfels High School. There were several snowpeople around our fair though chUly city yesterday, but with temperatures rising into the sos today and tomorrow, they almost surely wUl have run off by this afternoon...
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Citing civic duty and a desire tor a better city, Bill G. Arnold yesterday announced his candidacy for one of three at-large positions on New Braunfels City Council.
Arnold is one of three hopefuls as of Wednesday afternoon who has filed with the city clerk The council spots are to be decided in municipal lections April 4.
Known affectionately as “Brother Bill’’, Arnold is a Baptist minister and independent businessman Married with three children, he served as pastor of New Braunfels’ First Baptist Church for 18 years.
He attended Corpus Christi High School and graduated from Howard Payne University. He also holds a master’s degree from the Baptist Seminary In Ft. Worth.
”1 have no axe to grind, this city has been good to me. ” Arnold said. "I am going to ran because I want to do something good for my community .” Since he Is no longer serving as a fulltime pastor, he said he felt he could now devote the time necessary to servo on council without conflict or controversy.
Declining to comment any specific In the early going, Arnold ”1 want a harmonious council, thoupi, I am not going to vote against my convictions.”
He said priorities must be set as to how governmental monies ars spent. “I am not going to spend money that we don’t have. You’ve got to have good police and Hie protection and good city straits,” tho self-acclaimed "conservative, but progressive” hopeful said.
NB police question Universal City man in Colorado County
By DAVID MAY Staff Writer
New Braunfels police believe a Universal City man. currently being held in Colorado County jail on charges of burglary and possession of child pornography, may be responsible for several burglaries and robberies locally Additional charges may be filed here against Leonard Little, 42. of Universal City who remains jailed on bonds of 150,000 for the burglary charge and $2,000 on the pornography count
Lt Felix Roque, chief criminal in vestigator for NBPD. confirmed an investigator has been sent to Columbus to question Little, who reportedly has multiple personalities, relating to at least one offense committed here Roque declined to disclose other information until if and when charges are filed Little was turned over to Universal City police authorities Monday by his sister for “his own safety and the safety of the public”, according to Ll Charles E Dewey of the UCPD Dewey said the man has served
time at the Texas Department of Corrections for a previous burglary charge and has been in and out of mental institutions over the years. “I ve known Little for eight years,’’ Dewey said, adding “he needs close supervision.”
Little became a suspect in a Columbus burglary after a 54-year-old drifter. Otis Lee Stevens, who told authorities he also has spent time in mental institutions and may have served time in Mississippi on a murder charge, was found four blocks from the alleged burglary in a 1984 white Toyota pick-up with a camper that belonged to Little Stevens was booked on the same charges and remains in Colorado County jail Little was read his rights before Universal City Municipal Judge James Bnster and held for Columbus authorities Dewey said information from San Antonio police led to the notification of New Braunfels authorities as well as authorities in two other jurisdictions Universal City and San Antonio police are also investigating the possibility of filing charges against the suspect
In clerk's shooting
Grand jury indicts alleged assailant
One of two men charged in the robbery and shooting of a convenience store clerk last September was indicted Wednesday by a Comal Coun ty grand jury
Steven Jerome Alexander. 27. of San Antonio, will stand trial on charges of aggravated robbery A trial date will be set at a later time
Alexander, along with Eddie Cuellar. 21. also of San Antonio, are accused of robbing the Diamond Shamrock station at Interstate 35 and Walnut last Sept 9 During the
holdup, one of the suspects shot assistant manager Robert Neely in the back as he tried to flee the store Though ducally wounded and left to die. Neely recovered and recently returned to work Alexander remains free on a $25,000 bond The pair were apprehended early in December by authorities in Nueces County on robbery charges there Cooperation between the two counties led to the transfer of the suspects back to Comal County to face aggravated robbery charges
to cost more than ti.5 million “We can’t have the problem of having raw sewage in the streets We know
He has served es a trustee on the governing board et HPU end was a number of the executive board ot the Texas Baptist Convention. He spent 12 year* as tbs head of the Salvation Army and has pastored five churches in 40 years "We have a tremendous opportunity bara,” he saki, adding “I want a batter city. The Ism laws we have, the better. That’s an opinion.”
Arnold Is joined In the race by Doug Miller, an Insurance agent, and Dennis Kaderil, an investments braker. None of the three incumbents holding at-large seats on the council have their for
re election bids.
Memorial Primary School principal Karan Simpson is one of IOO outstanding school managers In North America named by The Executive Educator, a magazine for school professionals.
Simpson is cited in the “Executive Educator IOO,” a blue-ribbon listing similar to the Fortune SOO or the Forbes 400 for business and industry This year’s loo are recognized for their excellent leadership end outstanding professional achievers.
The Executive Educator IOO ara highlighted In the magazine's February issue. Simpson was chosen for the honor by an independent panel of nationally recognized exports on school administration,
“The New Braunfels Independent School District has known for the past two years what a wonderful principal we have In Karan. We rt glad others continue to recognize her talent.” saki New Braunfels USD Superintendent Charles Bradberry “Ifs important for the principal to be the leader on a campus. Karan’s campus reflects her leadership abilities — warm, friendly and always with the kids’ bast interest first and foremost,” he said.
Simpson’s campus serves kindergarten, first and second grade students in the newest school in NBISD.
“I went into education because I like children, I like tnafhlng. I Uke teachers and I like wording with parents. Being a principal gives you tho ultimate opportunity to wort with aU those groups,” Simpson said.
giwym ii ms advisory mangier tor the Danforth Foundation and a mulier of tho Oongraee af Principals at both the Harvard University Principals Crater and the Texas AAM University Principals
Ste welted as a teacher Ie Colorado and in tho North Int HD In
San Antonio before moving to Austin 1SD, where she was a teacher and than moved into administration In tho mkl-70s she also was a curriculum writer for tho National Institute for Character Education.
Simpson holds a bachelor of science degree from Texas Tech University end master of education degree from Southwest Texas State University. Ste la a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Association of Prateesional Educators, the Associe-Don of Early ChBdtesd Md the Taxes Elementary Frlnrtpali and Supervisors Association.
Ste la active in hor church and also serves on the NBISD Community Education Advisory Council. Simp-bar Grant, have