New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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10 Pages in one section ■ July 6,1993Serving Comal County ■ Home of Charles W. Barker
Vol. 141, No. 162
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; (no birthdays reported).
Comal County ACS planning big gala
The American Cancer Society of Comal County is planning their biggest fundraising event of the year.
Reservations for the 1993 Summer Starlight Gala, scheduled for Aug. 13 are now being accepted. The public is invited and monies raised from the event will be used to assist cancer patients in Comal County.
For more information, call 629-5717.
Edwards Aquifer workshops set
The Edwards Underground Water District is offering free workshops on the geology and biology of the aquifer for elementary school teachers.
Participants will receive educational materials to take back to their classes, and a field trip will be offered. For more information call (210) 222-2204 or (800) 292-1047.
Woman in Business meeting scheduled
Canyon Lake Women in Business will hold its next meeting 11:30 to I p.m. July 8 at the Woodlands Country Club in Canyon Lake. Guest speaker will be Ken Stewart of the Small Business Adminstration. Guests are welcome.
Please contact Pam Welch for reservations at 899-3458.
Symphony Guild memberships
The New Braunfels Chapter of the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild and support Maestro Akira Endo and the symphony in their 1993-94 “Enchanting Season.” Memberships are available in two categories — SI 5 for active and S25 for associate.
For more information call 625-0221 or 625-6411.
Canoeing course pre-registration
The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering canoeing courses this summer. Session ll runs July 31 and Aug. I. Pre-registration is required and will be taken at the parks office.
For more information call 629-PARJC.
Hill Country Line Dancers
Love to dance but don’t get the chance? Become a charter member of the Hill Country Line Dancers.
Meetings are Fridays at 9:30 a m. at the Senior Citizens’ Center. Classes are instructed by Miriam Weiss. No previous instruction is necessary. Cool casual dress. No partner required. Come boogie to “Elvira”, “Achey, Breaky Heart,” “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” and other country classics.
For more information, call 625-6618 or 629-2971.
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‘Bombs bursting in air’
Lingamfelter requests summary judgment
By JENNIFER ROMPEL SaOdtar_
Attorneys for New Braunfels resident Peter Lingamfelter have filed a motion for summary judgment in the case of the Lingamfelter versus James Goodbread and the city of New Braunfels.
Anearing on the motion is scheduled for July 28. A motion for summary judgment requests the judge hearing the case make a ruling before evidence is heard in a formal trial.
The original lawsuit, filed by local attorneys on behalf of Lingamfelter questions whether or not Goodbread should be allowed to take his seat on the city council. The matter became an issue last May after New Braunfels residents passed an amendment to the city charter limiting the number of terms a council member can serve.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit are questioning whether or not Goodbread, who has already served four terms on the
council, should be allowed to take the office. Some citizens believe the amendment should be retroactive while others believe voters did not intend for the amendment to include those running for council in this year’s election.
A trial to determine whether or not Goodbread should be allowed to take his oath of office will be held in August.
Lingamfelter’s attorney John Churm could not be reached for comment. Goodbread’s attorney Atanacio Campos said he would not make a comment at this time.
A second quo warranto action was filed later by Council members Dan Bremer and Butch Benitez. The two men filed a restraining order preventing Goodbread from taking his seat as a holdover candidate. A hearing o n this issue will be held at 2 p.m. today.
This action previously named both Goodbread and the city of New Braunfels as defendants. However, as promised by Bremer and Benitez, the city’s name was dropped from the suit.
Canyon Lake EMS has new president
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Sunday night’s fireworks show, as seen over the Veterans Memorial, was spectacular and drew New Braunfels; residents out of their homes to view the show.
The Canyon Lake Emergency Medical Services unit has a new president this morning. New Braunfels Fire Department Battalion Chief Bob Reed, who lives in the Canyon Lake area was elected president Monday night after former president, Christie Rutherford, resigned.
“We’re assessing where we stand and looking forward to the future,” said Reed “Our immediate plans are to have the ambulances certified by the state as Mobile Intensive Care Units. We’re anxious to have heart monitors and drugs returned so we can get back (to the former level of service.)” The Canyon Lake EMS unit has undergone a period of political unrest during which several former members of the Canyon Lake EMS unit resigned leaving the service with only one certified paramedic and reducing the service level to Basic Life Support only in many instances.
According to Rutherford, she was forced to resign by the Medical Director for the unit, Dr. John Flanagan. Dr. Flanagan was on vacation and not available for comment this morning. Rutherford was the only paramedic in service with the Canyon Lake EMS prior to Monday night’s meeting.
Reed reported this morning, however, that there are now four paramedics on board along with several other volunteers. He stressed that the priority will be to get delivery services or level of care to the point where it is as good as any of that level in the state.
“We want to be able to interpret heart rhythms and provide definitive drug therapy,” Reed said. “Canyon Lake EMS is open to anyone who has anything to offer whether they have medical training or not.”
Reed said it should take only about two weeks to do the necessary paperwork and equipment updates to certify the Canyon Lake ambulances as MICUs. He also stressed that volunteers are also needed for maintaining equipment and administrative tasks.
County Judge Carter Casteel said she and Commissioner J. L. Evans had met with members of the Canyon Lake EMS unit, including Rutherford, EMS District President Bill Phillips and Dr. Flanagan on Friday to try and resolve some problems.
“Dr. Flanagan said Christie has done a good job and is a good paramedic, but there was a need to build some unity out there,” said Casteel.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Mayor Rudy Seidel (right) speaks to the gathering at the Veterans Memorial dedication ceremony held Sunday. The dedication was made In the name of veterans of the U.S. military service and was designed by Fred Llngner (left). Llngner was presented a proclamation by the city for his work on the new monument. The dedication was held as part of Sunday's July 4th activities.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Torch comes to town
Mary Walker of Canyon Lake carries the torch down Seguin Street Sunday aa part of the torch run across Texas for the U.S. Olympic Festival to be held In San Antonio later this month. Walker was one of 45 runners In New Braunfels participating In the event.
Managing Editor no stranger to awards stand
Lyon leads Today Newspapers to numerous awards at regional, state and national contests
From staff reports
Mark Lyon, Managing Editor for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, garnered several awards at the Texas Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest held recently at the TPA’s 112th convention at the Fiesta Sheraton Hotel in San Antonio.
Lyon, the former Managing Editor for Today Newspapers Inc., in Duncanville, designed, produced and directed the winning entries selected by TPA judges. Among those winning entries were Football '92 (first place, special sections) which was an award winner for the fourth consecutive year. Lyon’s entries also won awards for General Excellence, News Stories, Feature Stories, Sports Coverage, and Photography.
Lyon, as Managing Editor, directed publications which earned first place in Photography for three consecutive years with the TPA and were featured on the cover of the TPA Messenger twice in those three
Today Newspapers’ Duncanville Today won the Sweepstakes Award for largest circulation weeklies at this past spring’s North and East Texas Press Association Newspaper Contest Today Newspapers was named winners 13 times at that contest, all under the direction of Lyon. In addition, he was named to an individual award for column writing at the NETTA contest.
Lyon was also Managing Editor for the Duncanville Suburban (now Duncanville Today) when it was named winner of the Excellence in Community Journalism award given by the Headliners’ Foundation in 1991.
“I am pleased and satisfied to see Today Newspapers do so well at the TPA contest,” Lyon said. “However, I look forward to accomplishing the same kinds of goals here in New Braunfels with the Herald-Zeitung. We’ve got a relatively new team that already seems to work well together and have made
positive steps toward reaching some of our goals.” Lyon said that one factor which played a part in the success of the Today Newspapers while he was at the helm was the mutual cooperation and support between the newspapers and their readers.
“We established a very good understanding with the public,” he said. ‘To the point where they felt as thought they were a part of the newspaper. They valued community news and that’s where we placed our importance. We seem to have the same situation here in New Braunfels where the people want to read and see New Braunfels and Comal County news. It would be hard to savor being an award winning paper without having the same kind of success within the community and its people. Reaching the top in both of these ways are my primary goals.” Lyon resides in New Braunfels with his wife, Tabitha, and two sons, Matthew and Austin. The oouple are expecting a baby girl in September
Mark LyonFor news, subscription or advertising information, call 625-9144