New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Camarillo returns from seminar with new ideas
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Commissioner Lorenzo (Yankee) Camarillo missed the commissioner court meeting Thursday to attend a seminar in Austin for new county judges and commissioners around the state.
The seminar at the University of Texas campus cosponsored by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Texas Association of Counties ran from Wednesday through Friday.
Camarillo brought back two ideas from the seminar that might avoid some of the controversies commissioners court gets in and would save time: a central purchasing agency and a personnel office.
County Judge Fred Clark also went as a speaker, giving a session on commissioner court meetings.
President of the Texas Association of Counties, County Judge Sam Seale of Edna, also appointed Clark to the association’s legislative committee.
' “I will be having to travel to Austin during the legislative session sometimes to give testimony on bill that the association wants either passed or defeated when they come before a senate or house committee,” Clark explained in a telephone interview.
Camarillo said the sessions were informative, covering everything from legal aspects of his job to different ways counties organize tasks they have to perform.
‘in going through all of the different sessions, it was pointed (Hit several times that the commissioners’ job was largely administrative. Two areas that were covered that I found particularly interesting because of some of the controversies we have gotten into already were purchasing and personnel,” Camarillo said.
Some of the larger counties had centralized purchasing agencies that bought everything for every county office, whether it went out for bids or not. he said.
“The purchasing agent goes and looks at what a vendor wants the county to buy, and he brings the commissioners a recommendation after going over all of the aspects of every vendor’s goods. I am interested in looking into this. The way we do it now, it takes a lot of time. And sometimes it makes commissioners court into a circus,” Camarillo said.
In business the top executives in a company the size of the county have the facts laid out for them by a professionals hired to do that, he related what he had learned from his own business experience.
“Also large counties have a central personnel department that would set out job descriptions, and everyone at the same level would start at the same pay. All clerk I would start out the same, all clerk II personnel would start out the same,” the commissioner said.
When someone is hired, the personnel office would screen applicants for the head of the department and send the qualified applicants on to them.
“Instead of every office having its own personnel files, there would be a central file,” he said.
Both of these end up putting certain decisions in the hands of professionals. Both changes would also keep the commissioners from being accused of being politically motivated in their choices, and reduce the chances of politics affecting these decisions, he pointed out. i
Camarillo also said in one of the sessions on upcoming legislation that might affect the county, the speaker said an attempt will be made in the Texas legislature to give the counties the power
to pass ordinances like cities have.
“Though the .speaker did not give a lot of hope for it to pass, he did say it had a better chance this legislative session than it has had in a long time,” Camarillo said.
LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG
Canyon High's Keith Smith gives his hogs a bath Saturday prior to the school's livestock show at Comal County Fairgrounds. Held Friday and Saturday, the annual show was sponsored by the school's Future Farmers of America chapter.
Heart Association seeks rummage safe items
Comal County residents have a chance to clean out their attics or garages and help in the fight against heart disease at the same time.
But they’ll have to do it soon.
The local division of the American Heart Association is seeking merchandise for its first-ever rummage sale, to be held Saturday. Receipt forms are available to enable donors to deduct the donations from their income tax returns.
Donations may be made Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon in Walnut Square Shopping Center at the site of the sale — the former location of Village Casuals, next to K-Mart.
Pickup for large items can be
arranged by contacting I az Mooney, 629-2334.
Buyers wanting to get the first crack at the sale are invited to attend a preview party Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A $5 admission gives buyers the pick of the merchandise.
The sale itself will run from 9 a.rn. to 4 p.m. After 2 p.m., buyers can purchase all the merchandise they can stuff into a bag for $5.
The sale is sponsored by the Comal Division of the American Heart Association, and all proceeds go to the association’s fight against heart disease, the nation’s number one killer. Funds are used for research, education and public awareness.
Students capture awards in DAR essay contest
Six New Braunfels Middle School students received awards in the Daughters of the American Revolution History Essay Contest.
In the seventh grade category, Kris Ray won first place.
In the eighth grade, winners included Joel Hinkhouse, first place; Valerie Skov, second; Amanda Birdberry, third; Rob Wicall, fourth, and Byron Schlater, honorable mention.
Ban due on glass containers
The ban of glass containers in parks waters will be strengthened to include all rivers within the city.
City Council Monday approved the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting glass beverage containers in all park areas and sports facilities adjacent to rivers, lakes, and streamts within the city limits.
Development of a stronger ordinance stems from a suggestion from the city-appointed Rivers Conservation and Preservation Committee.
Small, unobtrusive signs warning of the law and stating the maximum fine of $200 will be placed at most entrances to the river.
The Winter Session of Community Education classes at Canyon High School begins this week.
Classes meeting today are: Computer I, Basic Electricity, Typing Refresher, Advanced Ballroom Dancing. Genealogy, Beginning and Advanced Skat ia German card game).
On Wednesday, Computer I, German Dancing, Calligraphy, and Stained Glass I meet Most classes meet from 7-9 p.m. It is advisable to call the Community Education office for more details on a class and to make sure that the class has not been cancelled due to low registration. The number to call is 625-8061.
Calendar of Events
New Braunfels ISP: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Braunfels High School library.
Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae: 5
p.m. Tuesday, 145 S. Liberty.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, laurel Plaza recreation room.
New Braunfels Band Boosters: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Braunfels High band hall.
Narcotics Anonymous: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Our I^idy of Perpetual Help Church, 138 W Austin.
Rotary Club: noon Wednesday, Eagles Hall.
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Funeral services for Ruth Jameson of Rt. 4 Box 324R, Canyon I .ake. will be held 9 a m. Wednesday at Cranes Mill Baptist Church with the Rev.
I .ce McDowell of Canyon I .ake officiating. Burial will In* at 2 p.m. Thursday at Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Plainview.
Mrs. Jameson, 70, died Monday, Jan. 28 at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.
The daughter of Alfred F. and Etta Mae (nee Daniels) Wmdwehen, she was born Nov. 27, 1914 in doodled She married Raymond Jameson May 31, 1934 in Clovis, N M She and her husband lived in Plainview where she was a financial secretary with the First Baptist Church until she retired. Her husband died in 1970; seven years later she moved to Canyon I.ake Mrs. Jameson is affiliated with the Cranes Mill Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Sue Parker of Canyon Dike; a son James Boyd Jameson of Littleton, Colo.; a brother. Max Wmdwehen of Fritch; three sisters,
Mozelle Windwehen, Amelia Ray and Edna Perry, all of Plainview, and
Memorials may be sent to the leukemia Foundation.
Funeral services for Ida Sippel of 210 S. Walnut will be held 4 p.m. today at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Linwood Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow at Comal Cemetery.
Mrs. Sippel. 96. died Sunday here. The daughter of Otto and Emma (nee Koehler) Plumeyer, she was born Oct. 27, 1888 in York Creek in Comal County.
She married Walter John Sippel Sr. NHv 18, IWB in New Braunfels He proceeded her in death in March. 197:? She was a member of the First Protestant United Church of Christ When she was younger she had been very active in the Order of the Eastern Star and American I*egon Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son. Walter Sippel .lr of New Braunfels; one rand' i and one great ‘r a ison.
Stabbing victim at McKenna
A 34-year-old New Braunfels man is in satisfactory condition today in McKenna Memorial Hospital after being stabbed once in the back Saturday night.
Police expect a warrant today for the arrest of the man who allegedly stabbed Jose L. Garcia about IO p.m. as Garcia was in the men’s room at
New Braunfels Police Det. John Villareal said a man went into the restroom after Garcia, said something to him, then stabbed him.
Garcia, of 478 VV Coll, was taken to the hospital by his eommon-law wife and a friend.
WITH BOB DIETZ
HOW DID YOU PLAY?
How did you play when the game was on,
When the odds were great, and hope was gone?
When the enemy team with aim so true Was dragging the victory away from you?
When strength and speed and endurance quit Did honor keep pace with determined grit?
Did you keep faith with the rules of the game?
Did you play up square without fear or shame?
Did your smile of cheer make the team your friend,
As you fought it through to the bitter end?
Did your self-respect rise a notch or two?
Are you a bigger man now the game is through?
William R Laporte
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DRAW THE WEATHER SUBMITTED BY De Herbelm, Fifth Grade, Frazier Elementary
Don t be fooled by the sunny skies and mild temperatures that were on the agenda Un most of Texas today
Readings across the state were headed into the 60s and 70s this afternoon, but the National Weatfier Serve e said another archt cold front would h*t on Wedi erst lay ac companied by winds of 20 to 3)0 mph that could drop the chub factor to 20 or 30 degrees tie low zero
Highs are expected to be in the 60s rn North Texas on Wednesday before the front arrives the weather service said Then, the wed!riel will turn Sharply colder Wednesday night and Thursday with a chance of (reeving ram Wednesday night and a chance of snow Thursday weather experts say
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NORTH TEXAS Fair to partly cloudy
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SOOTH TEXAS 0< i astone! drizzle tonight
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A winter storm wanting was (Histed for Montana where sub zen) temperatures and nix then i winds of us much as 30 mph were predicted to produce winds c hills of as low as 80 below zero by this afternoon
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Winter storm watches wen. issued across much ut North Dakota arid Wyoming In these areas snow and gusty winds wire expected to produce dangerously cold wind chills
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