New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Friday Afternoon, January 29,1993
Serving Comal County/ Home of Beverly Krock
Vol. 141, No. 51 - Daily 50 cents, Sunday 75 cents
Republican candidates attack Krueger’s stance on military ban
AUSTIN (AP) — Interim U.S. Sen. Bob Krueger is drawing fire from Republican challengers for his support of President Clinton’s promise to open the military to homosexuals.
“It’s ironic that the first major policy question that faces Krueger as an interim senator, he doesn’t represent Texas,” said U.S. Rep. Jack Fields, R-Humble.
Krueger wrote Clinton a letter earlier this week supporting the president’s stand on opening the military to gays.
Fields, U.S. Rep. Joe Barton and state Treasurer Ray Bailey Hutchison all criticized the Democratic senator during campaign appearances around the state.
Krueger was appointed by Gov. Ann Richards to fill the unexpired term of Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen. The special election for the Senate seat is May I.
“It’s Ironic that the first major policy question that faces Krueger as an Interim senator, he doesn’t represent Texas.”
— U.S. Rep. Jack Fields, R-Humble
In his Tuesday letter to Clinton, Krueger
“I appreciate the leadership you are offering in reaching this decision as commander and chief, and wish you to know that I will be working with other senators, as well as with the Department of Defense and military leadership to see to it that our military and moral force are both enhanced
as we put prejudice behind and dignity before us.”
The issue has flared in Washington, with opposition increasing in Congress.
Asked about the GOP criticism Thursday, Krueger’s campaign issued a two-page statement saying the senator had been “listening carefully” to Texans about the issue.
“Texans want three things, and I support each of them. They want to end discrimination. They want to assure the strength and morale of our military forces. They want to proceed carefully in making changes so that military integrity and personal integrity are both maintained,” Krueger said.
“My position is that we must now turn this matter over to the secretary of defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff — in short, the
military. And let them take as much time as they need to work through how this is going to be done,” he said.
But the Republican candidates sharply disagreed.
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“The gay and lesbian lobby put him in the Senate, and he seems willing to do whatever it takes to remain in Washington and maintain their support, including making a last-minute decision to fall in line with the liberal wing of his party,” Fields said.
In Houston, Barton reiterated his vow to file legislation blocking gays from the military.
“lf the president goes ahead with his plan, ITI go ahead with mine,” said Barton, R-
Ennis. “I think I can defeat the president. The policy does not need to be changed.” Barton said his proposed Military Discipline Act of 1993 would take military rules prohibiting homosexuality and make them law.
“I’ve never heard anyone say we’ve lost a war because homosexuals were not in the military,” he said. “There’s no need to change the policy. There’s no rationale to suggest the military would be better for it.” Mrs. Hutchison told an audience in San Antonio that she “stands with the generals” who oppose allowing gays in the service.
Mrs. Hutchison told the Bexar County Republican Men’s Club that she can’t understand why Clinton is “demoralizing’’ troops by going against the advice of military leaders. She said Krueger was “out of step” with most Texans on the issue.
Brandt cites 1992 budget shortfalls
for possible taxes
By GARY OCARROLL Staff Wrltar
New Braunfels Mayor Clinton Brandt said the idea of a lax hike for city residents is a result of 1992 city budget shortfalls, but also that it is too early to tell how much and when any tax increase would go into effect.
During the 1992 fiscal year, the city ran into
problems collecting fees from people for services such as
At the same time, the city was forced to transfer $50,000 from contingency funds to be used in legal proceedings regarding the removal of gasoline tanks in the city's old city yard on Klingcman St.
Numerous ideas have been offered as solutions, such as collection agencies and point of service payment, but Brandt said the possibility of a tax increase still exists.
“We are not really certain that a tax increase will come,” Brandi said. “But after looking at what happened to us the first six months of this
budget year, I sec no other way to make sure that we don’t get into a situation like that again.”
Brandt said the last tax increase came in 1988, and last year the City Council voted down a three-quarters of a cent tax increase which Brandt feels may have been what put the city into its current position.
“It’s hard for me to see how we can go into the next year without some sort of tax increase,” Brandi said, “but right now it’s so early in the budget process thai it would be impossible to say how much.”
Brandi said he hopes to be in a position to act on next year’s budget by June at which time the Council would decide on the logistics of a possible tax increase.
During the budgeting process, the Council will be open for citizen communications at which lime citizens can voice their feelings on a tax increase. Brandt expects more citizen participation in Council proceedings as the time for budget approval draws nearer, and hopes citizens will be address their concerns to provide the Council with feedback and possibly ideas that the Council may have overlooked.
Brandt said that the more people get involved with the actual process, the more they will understand that an tax increase is not simply for the
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Catholic Schools Week set for Sts. Peter and Paul
By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher
A week-long calendar of events has been developed by Sis. Peter and Paul Catholic School in recognition of Catholic Schools Week, according to Mrs. Norma Miller, principal of the school.
The official opening of the observance at the 120-year-old school is set for Sunday and will include a special homily.
Monday will see opening ceremonies with prayer, the unfurling of a banner, special cheers and a balloon release. A special meeting of the Sis. Peter and Paul Student Council is set for 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, according to Mrs. Miller.
Tuesday’s events will begin al IO a.m. with the school's traditional Big Brother/Big Sister activities followed by a picnic lunch. The underlying concept of this event is that the older students cater to the younger. And on Tuesday, the picnic lunch is to be a giant trail
mix that will be made up of ingredients brought by all the participating students.
At 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, an event christened “Mind Joggers” will begin. This activity will involve exercises in creativity in which students or groups of students are challenged to find ways to drop an egg without breaking it, to design a paper airplane that will fly further than other, similar creations by other students, or to anchor a balloon.
The “Mind Joggers” will be followed at 2 p.m. by a performance by the Balladeers from the Comal Independent School District.
On Wednesday. Father Bill Paiz of the Southwest Texas State University Student Center will be on the local campus beginning at 8:30 a.m. to talk to students groups about vocations.
At 12:30 p.m., “Reflection Time” will see “warm
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Wild Turkey fund raiser kicks off March 18
March 18 is the date set for the first fund raiser for the recently established National Wild Turkey Federation chapter that will headquarter in New Braunfels.
According to David Huddleston, organizer of the Hill Country Chapter of the NWTF, that fund raiser will include dinner, refreshments and ar, auction and raffle at the Saengerhalle just outside New Braunfels.
Huddleston said last week that people from an area that includes Seguin and San Marcos as well as New Braunfels are involved in the event and will take part in it.
Tickets to the affair are $35 and include food and refreshments at Ute March 18 event as well as
membership in the NWTF. Tables of IO are available for $350.
A number of auction and raffle items already have been donated and Huddleston said he still is accepting such items.
Items that will be offered either at auction or as a part of the raffle activities associated with the banquet already include a 15-foot canoe from Coleman, a plug-in Coleman cooler, the NWTF Remington 12 gauge gun of the year, the NWTF New England Firearms 20 gauge “Jakes” gun, 14 framed prints, carved feathers, a stagecoach trunk, a beard box, a Nemadji earth pottery lamp, a Martin “Cougar Mountain" compound bow. a climbing tree stand, a Pet Porter, two Wyoming knives with sheathes.
compact canto binoculars, a 3X9 rifle scope, a fish cooker, four 100-quart Coleman ice chests, a deer processing package, a heavy duty smoker from Chuckwagon Cookers of New Braunfels, a limited edition print by noted wildlife artist Herb Strasser of Comal County, a turkey mount donated by Jonathan Lewis of Comal Taxidermy and a variety ut other items.
Anyone wishing more information about the NWTF or the upcoming banquet and auction can contact Huddleston at 625-7502.
The National Wild Turkey Federation is a 72,000-member, not-for-profit conservation organization, according to Huddleston, wit headquarters in Edgefield, S.C.
The New Braunfels Hcrald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Richard Pils, Pat Fox, Karen Lawerence, Sharon Schmidt, Jim Chatelle and Barron Ross Bright. Saturday birthday greetings go to Denise Bading.
Anniversary wishes go to Donna and Larry Lehr.
Watson Lane closing
Comal County Road Department will be reconstructing two drainage structures along Watson Lane East. This project is scheduled to begin Feb. 8 and be completed in
approximately four weeks. During the construction of these drainage structures Watson Lane will be intermittently closed. Traffic will be detoured to Kolenburg Lane and York Creek Road. For more information call 625-5719.
Defensive Driving classes
The New Braunfels Independent School District will have Defensive Driving classes taught by Billy E. Hightower Monday and Thursday, Feb. I and 4 from 6-10 p.m. or Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the NB1SD Community Education Center, 430
W. Mill. Call 625-81 IO.
Veterinary Enrichment program
The Texas Veterinary Me’dical Center at Texas A&M University will have a Veterinary Enrichment Program this summer for upper-level high school students who have an* interest in science, mathematics and veterinary medicine. The three-day program will give participants the opportunity lo explore the possibilities of veterinary medicine as a career. Three identical programs will be held June I - 4, June 15 - 18 and June 20 - 23. The cost of the program is $175, but scholarships
are available. For more informal ion contact Lyndon Kurtz, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas AAM University, College Station, TX 77843-4465 or (800) 874-9591.
Makin* Waves Hair Salon will hold a "Hair-Cut- A-Thon" fund-raiser to benefit the Comal County 4-H Council on Sunday, Jan. 31, from I - 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend and get a $5 haircut or a certificate for a $20 “Quick Glitz,” which must be usol within one month of purchase. Makin* Waves is located on Texas 46 south.
New Braunfels EMS and a friend assist Shannon Scott, a 15-year in the school parking lot Thursday during the school’s lunch
old Canyon High School student, who suffered head injuries break. The student was transported to McKenna Hospital and is
when she fell off the hood of a car driven by Wilbert Radicke, 16, reported to be in stable condition. (Photo by John Huseth)
I or Home Delivers Call 625-9144