New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 26, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
Canyon Lake area members of tai ISD board of trustees are for die resignation of Jim on, school board president, of alleged improper meeting
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20 Pages in two sections ■ Wednesday,Herald -Zeitung
I, Jan. 26,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of CONNIE SULLENS
Vol. 142, No. 51
Canyon, New Braunfels battle to 0-0 tie
resignation sought by
By ROBERT STEWART
Special to the Heraid-Zeitung
Say.! City surveying budget for coming yes*
af!'""®’ .I agr""0"’”-_ Department heads present budget proposals
Sports Day...........9-11A x u 1 1 Headen also pointed out fart fines riven for
Texas Whorehouse advertise- Members of the New Braunfels City Council nance and operations was allowed to go up,” he itself because the current dispatchers would not class A and R mi^v-n^nnr naiH rn
...............IZA began the firs sages of planning the 1994-95 bud- sud. receive as mach overtime payXonoemirg petrel-
Arts & Entertainment IBI get last night by hearing presentations from city In order for the city to keep the current tax men, he said if each patrol officer wrote two city officers He estimates $431 OOO goes to the
staff members on how many people work in their rate for next year’s budget, the maintenance and tickets per day nearly $400,000 could be raised in county for city arrests. He expiated thatcounties
departments and what their duties are. operations tax rate will have to be reduced by one one year. He explained the average fine assessed have “out-lobbied” cities during legislative ses-
wlnhmm tram I A presentation was also given by Finance cent for a ticket is $68. sions
Director Durcll Sollberger oo the possible need City staff rnemben also discussed the possi- Fines can be assessed not only for traffic vie- Otter items discussed include increased sales
ITO mraio-Aenungi of a one-cent tax increase in order to cover the bOity of tiring new people in the upcoming fiscal lahore, but also public intoxication arrests, minors tax revenue money from NBU increased proo-
Tht New Braunfels Herald- debt service rate. • • • year. City Manager Mike Strands said it was the in possession, etc. erty taxes from new construction and the possi-
Zeitung extends the following Sollberger explained that when the city ref!- consensus of the staff that the department to be “We’re not talking about creating any kind of bility of annexing the Wal-Mart Distribution
birthday wishes to; Mary Parti- tranced its bonds it saved $80,000 which was worked on first should be the police department speed traps,’’ said Headen. Center area in upcoming years
agua, Glenora Bartels, Helen E. used for the maintenance and operations budget New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen pre- “I feel like we would not create an excessive The city coundlwasscheduled to hold a sec-
Pittman, Russell Offerman, Coit- for this year. Last year the debt service rate was sented a plan to the council that would allow amount of ill will. We could absorb the difference ond budget meeting tonight- however the cornule Suttons, Brenda Trejo (belat- 9.9 cents. This year it will go back to 10.9 cents, him to hire six patrol officers, two detectives and (for the budget) almost entirely if not entirely,’’he til members decided to delay it until rrx>re infor-
ed), Calvin L Frederick, Toddle he said. one dispatcher. said. mation could be gathered A new date for staidly. Voigt, Anna Alexander, Mar- “The debt service went down. The mainte- Headen said hiring a dispatcher could pay for “We would be setting goals and increasing gct meeting has not been set at this time
garet Dieter!, J.W. Patterson, 1
Manna Porter, Dan Rein, John Toys, Chester Vinyard, Emit Ztgat, Tiffany Holder (18 years!)
Happy Anniversary to Glenn &
Beverly Tlmmermann (21 years!), David & Connie Sullens (25 years!)
Nursing program ast for Fab. I at NBISD
RNs and LVNs - Earn Contact hours. “Nursing Law & You” will be held on Feb. 1,1994, at NBISD Education Center, 430 West Mill Street. Cost: $20. Time: 6:30-8:30
This has been approved by Texas Nurses Assoc, for 2.4 hours.
Cill (210) 620-6200 for more Infomution. Use hick door entrance.
NS Wstbod Tsachsts to mast Fab. 2
The New Braunfels Retired Teachers Association will meet Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the NBISD Education Center Board Room.
The business meeting and program will begin at IO a.m. proceeded by coffee & cookies at 9:30 un. The program will codist of a discussion and slide pre-sentation on wildflowers presented by Dick Henderson.
NLS. aupport group to moat at FlnkaPa
The People Against Violent Crimes group will meet on Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center, beginning at 7:30 pjn.
Interested persons ate invited to For farther information CIU Gladys at 625-1800.
Prtantfa for Rlvars will maat tomorrow
Friends for Rivers, the nonprofit group which organizes the annual clean-up of the lower Guadalupe River, wiU hold their fast meeting of the new year tomorrow at I p.m. in the Hub Schneider Room of Victoria Bank k Truat. The public is invited to Blend and meet the new officers for the comida year.
For more information, contact President Dave Davenport at 609-0543 (day) or (210) 420-3325 (evening), or Donna Murphy *
In the Tuesday, Jan. 25 edition of the Herald-Zettung, Pigs I under the headline "Bush talks Texas," George W. Bush was incorrectly stated is having said anyone la or under caught with a gun with a hunting lisenoe would be sent to a detention camp and their gun destroyed. Instead, it should have read anyone without a hunting liscence
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Baby Byler to wait six more
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Megan Byler, the twenty-month old from Comal County who wa due to receive a portion of her mother’s liver Jan. 17, wiU have to wait another six months tp see if her father can provide a transplant section.
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She is suffering from biliary titres! a, a condition in which the liver docs not folly develop. Doo-tora found that Vivian Conway Byier’i liver was not suitable due to in abnormally in its conduction during the Jan. 17 surgery.
According to Billie Conway, the child's rather is now undergoing testing md if all goes well another surgery will be attempted In July.
Comal County Red Cross lending assistance to local citizens seeking quake info
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Anyone needing to contact family members and friends who may have been victims of the recent earthquake in Loa Angeles can eau the Comal County Red Croas for assistance.
Recent reports show anyone outside the following lieu wets probably not affected by the
earthquake: San Fernando Valley, Grenandt Hilla, Chidiworth, Mission Hill** Canoga Park, VanNuya, Syimsr, Los Angeles • west, Los Angelet - Topanga Canyon and Hollywood.
Thoro cities affected are the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Maliu, Alhambra, and Santa Monica. Spotty ratedentist damage was dons in the South Bey.
Unincorporated areal drat were effected ire Santa Clarita, Simi Valley in Ventura County, Sants Monica, Burbank and Glendale.
Statistics abow 4,000 families’ dwellings were damaged in the earthquake. The Red Crow is experted to do casework for more then 2,100 families.
For those people needing to make disaster welfare inquiries, It la helpful to hive the party's
la* known addita* telephone number and place
Eleven inquiries into disaster needs received so far by local Red Cross
Comal County Red Clou Director Shirley Offerman Mid 11 inquiries have come through her office bo far.
'They have had calif for furniture and clothing, but we have no way to ship it, store it or sanitize it,” aha Hid “The Red Clou gives vouchers so that the client can go to the merchant of their choice to purchase item*,” said Offerman “It also helps the economy in the area.”
Anyone interested in making a cash donation should send it to the Comal County Red Cioro B 178 East Mill Street, Room 202. The donations will be forwarded to the national chapter.
Donations can be charged to a credit card by calling 1-800-842-2200 (English) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish).
calling Middleton, because of procedures.
Trustee Douglas Kirk said he has sent a letter to Middleton asking him to resign. Trustee Thomas Brace said he will also send such a letter. They are not asking Middleton to quit the board Bruce entirely.
“I have sent him a letter asking that, for the good of the school district, he resign as board president," Kirk said.
‘The reason that I’m asking him to resign as president is that I feel like, on a number of occasions, he has been in violation of the Texas Open Meetings ACL”
Kirk took exception to Middleton inviting resigned Trustee Tom Potter to return to the board.
“It's a little hard to understand where they're coming from,”
Middleton said. “Almost everything they've done since each of them has been on the board has been some kind of a 'cry wolf deal that we’ve spent a lot of money on and it turns out to be nothing.”
Middleton admitted he has been open to allowing more discussion than strict parliamentary procedures would
“I'm trying to be as open as I can and I get criticized for this,” he said. “I think feat there's something else behind iL I think for whatever reason they and the faction they seem to represent feel threatened by me and I don’t really know why. As I understand, their biggest complaint it that there was acme kind of big conspiracy to bring Tom Potter back on the board. That was talked about at probably four different meetings.”
Middleton said he would step down as president if the majority of the board bo desired. Comal ISD board members receive no pay.
“The only way you can have a legal consensus is to port an item on the agenda, discuss iL have a motion, have a second and have that motion prevail—we never did that," Kirk said about Potter.
Potter resigned so that his daughter could seek a job with CISD. The board was indecisive about how to replace him so he returned last month at Middleton's invitation.
Trustee Thomas Bruce said he called for Middleton's resignation because of lack of rules of order.
“He deem 'task for the opposition vote and he also gets very personal and attacks ocher board members,” Brace said. “He’s also had informal consensus. That's another thing about asking Mr. Middleton to resign is that this board, I feel, has Tost its credibility towards the public. They think we're a joke.”
Brace and Kirk said they felt Potter’s seat should be Ailed only by a vote of the prop!#. Potter will not be able to seek re-election because J the new single-member district election system reccrdy approved by a federal judge.
The CISD board meek - 7:33 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27 at Smithson Valley Middle School. Board membership and possible reorganization will be on the agenda.
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