New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Corbie Yeoman, Martin Gusmeyer, Dawn Maldonado, Martin Esponasa, Valera Wakers, Happy Anniversary to Rusty A Kerry Gram wold (25th), Dennis A Joyce Reininger (belated).Council splits on whether to approve amendments
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The New Braunfels City Council voted down a proposal Monday night to formally declare the adoption of various amendments to the existing Home Rule City Charter.
The issue was brought before the council by Councilmen Paul Fraser and Chris Bowers. Council persons Dan Bremer, Jan Kennady and Butch Benitez abstained from the vote. Fraser, Bowers and Mayor Rudy Seidel voted to adopt the items with the exception of Amendment 2 and Amendment 4.
Kennady, Bremer and Benitez chose to abstain from the vote because they thought it would be illegal to vote on whether to adopt or not adopt an amendment when the voters had already chosen to pass or not pass the amendments.
City Attorney Barry Moore explained that the council’s actual duty is to declare that the amendments have been adopted. The amendments would then take effect at that point.
Benitez said he thought the council had made that declaration at the time it canvassed the votes. Kennady agreed with Benitez.
“Ii seems to me that when the votes
are canvassed... It certifies the results of the election. It seems redundant to do it again,” she said.
Kennady said she would have no problem declaring the amendments adopted as the citizens had voted on them, but she does not believe the council has the authority to decide which ones should or should not be adopted.
“What we would be doing is vetoing what the citizens said,” she said.
Amendment 2 deals with the term limitations of council members and was approved by New Braunfels residents. Amendment 4 requested Article III of the city charter be amended to
delete the requirement that a member of the city council must be a property owner. Citizens voted against this amendment.
Federal law states that a person does not have to be a property owner to hold office. Moore said this has been an unenforceable law since 1968.
During this portion of the discussion, the issue was also raised on whether or not the election was conducted legally, especially concerning Amendment 2.
New Braunfels resident Ted Alexander said voters were given several versions of Amendment 2 at public hearings, in the paper and postings at the
“We need to not be so concerned about the candidate and be concerned about what happened in the election. We need to be friends of each other as well as of Dan Bremer,” he said.
Alexander suggested city residents should be offered the opportunity to vote on Amendment 2 again.
City council members directed Moore to investigate whether or not the election was conducted property and if it was not whether or not it can be held again. Moore is expected to brief the council at its next meeting to be held in two weeks.
Council passes new ordinance centralizing polling locations
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writ ar
The New Braunfels City Council passed an ordinance Monday night regarding the location of polling places in the city.
The ordinance states that the courthouse shall be the site of early voting in all elections. According to officials, this would provide one polling place for both city, school and county elections, meaning voters could do all of their early voting in one location.
The county agreed to keep the voting area open during the city’s regular office hours and keep it open on one Saturday during the early voting period.
On regular election days, schools would be the preferred polling places. In New Braunfels, District I citizens will vote at Lone Star School. District 2 will vote at Memorial Elementary, District 3 at Seele School and District 4 at Frazier Elementary.
The move to consolidate polling places was the result of meetingsNBISD early voting slow
Early voting is off to a slow start in the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees election. Thus far, only four votes have been cast.
In district #1 Sylvia Sanchez is unopposed in her run to fill her father, Nayo Zamora’s seat In District #3, incumbent Dick Robinett is running against Tommy Allen. District 5, John Seidel is running unopposed.
Eariy voting will continue at the Central Administration Offices at 430 W. Mill St. from 8 a m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. IO.
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Rivercrest Night Out slated Aug. 3
The Rivercrest Heights Neighborhood Association will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3 with a meeting at Rivercrest Park. Decorations should be in place by 6 p.m. for judging. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a special visit from Toby Tuber." Everyone should bring a lawnchair to share the fun and good times.
Texas Tech send off scheduled Aug. 1
The annual hamburger cookout, hosted by the Comal County Chapter of the Texas Tech Ex-Student Association, will be held in honor of all freshmen attending Texas Tech. All family and friends are invited to attend Sunday, Aug. I at the Riverwalk on the Wurstfest grounds. Social begins at 5 p.m. with the meal and program beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. Proceeds go to the scholarship fund.
RS VP by calling 629-2163 (Mike Doherty) or 625-7551 (work) or Peggy Morris at 625-9638.
Comal County Democrats picnic
The Comal County Democrats will have their ‘Picnic in the Park’ tonight at 7 p.m. at Landa Park site No. 16 near the childrens playground. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For more information call Gloria Sasser at 620-0864 or Cheryl Scott at 629-0441.
NBHS band begins practice Aug. 2
The New Braunfels High School Unicom Marching Band will begin summer band praaice on Monday, Aug. 2. The schedule is as follows: Aug. 2-4, 7:30 a m. to 12 p.m. (Frosh, color guard); Aug. 5-Aug. 6,7:30 a m. to 12 p.m. - all band members; Aug. 9-13 7:30 a m. to 12 p.m. -all band members.
Please call the NBHS Band Hall at 625-6271 for more information.
CHS registration now underway
Canyon High School students must pick up registration packets July 27 through 29, 1993 at the Canyon High School office between the hours of 8 a m. until 12 Noon and I p.m. until 4 p.m.
Student registration begins with seniors reporting Aug. 2-4 for pictures and registration. Juniors will report Aug. 3 from 8 a m. until noon and sophomores will report Aug. 3 from I p.m. until 5 p.m.
Freshmen will report Aug. 4. Students with last name A-L from 8 a m. until 12 noon and last name M-Z from I p.m. until 5 p.m.
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Jason Sees, of St. Petersburg, Fla. has a little trouble with his sailboard during Monday's Men's competition of the U.S. Olympic Festival being held at Canyon Lake. See related story, photos, results, Page 7.
Canyon Lake man arrested for assaulting a peace officer
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Comal County sheriffs deputies arrested a Canyon Lake man Sunday on charges of aggravated assault of a peace officer.
According to reports, Charles Saunders, 36, was arrested for pulling a gun on Deputy Scott Moon, of theccso.
Reports show, the incident occurred after Moon was advised to search for a person suspected of driving while intoxicated on FM 306.
Moon located the vehicle. However, the subject refused to stop, repons show.
Officials said the suspea allegedly pulled into a residence and ran intoCity, CAD hold first workshop
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
U.S. Olympic Festival under way at Canyon Lake
the house. Saunders was reported to be holding a small child in his arms.
Reports show Saunders ran into a bedroom and reached into the closet. He then allegedly pulled down a 380 semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the deputy.
According to reports, a struggle for the gun ensued. The child and another 13-year-old youth were still in the
room, but were out of the way, reports show.
The deputy gained control of the gun and handcuffed the subjea.
Saunders is being held in the Comal County Jail. Bond is set at $25,000.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
Members of the New Braunfels City Council and the Central Appraisal Distria met in a workshop Monday night to discuss the CAD budget.
The distria is requiring the city of New Braunfels to pay .077 of the proposed 1994 budget. New Braunfels portion of the budget is estimated at $50,841.04.
In 1993, the city was required to pay $49,678. The 1994 proposed amount is $1,162.61 more than last year.
The amount each taxing unit is required to pay is based on the amount of the tax levy. New Braunfel’s levy was approximately $3.5 million in 1992.
CAD officials pointed out to the council to that the numbers may change depending on the tax levy determined by the New Braunfels Independent School Distria. The NBISD budget levy makes up 22 percent of the CAD budget.
CAD board members will be required to approve the budget by Sept. 15. The board is expected to make a decision at the next meeting on Aug. 16.
This year’s proposed budget is $660,960, this is up from $671,026 last year. Chief Appraiser Lynn Rodgers attributed this increase mainly to higher employee expenses.
All but two employees were given 3 percent raises this year. In addition, CAD will be hiring a full-time switchboard operator in the upcoming year.
The new operator is needed because CAD will be moving its offices from the second floor of the NBISD Education Center to an office on Landa Street
Th# first of 1,200 letters for Advanced Gift Solicitation for tho Un Hod Way of Comal County campaign targeted toward community leaders were malled yesterday by local United Way officials (from left) Jack Ferris, Vice President; Doug Miller, Chairman; Alice Briones, U.S. Post Office Customer Service Supervisor, Don Maxwell, Advance Gift Chairman; Joe Wort, Executive Director; David Sensing, Financial officer.For subscription, news, or advertising information, call 625-9144