New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 6, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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>93 Serving Comal County ■ Home of Phylls Offerman
Vol. 141, No. 142
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to Phylis Offerman, Jo Ann Villanueva, Markie Guerre (Monday) and Janie S. Moreno (Monday).
Junior Auxillary applications
Students, age 14 to 18, who are interested in joining McKenna's Junior Auxillary program should call 625-9111, ext. 355 for more information and should leave an address where an application can be mailed.
Publicity seminar set for June 14
The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council will sponsor a publicity seminar for local non-profit organizations with the Herald-Zeitung on Monday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Dit-tlinger Memorial Library, located at 373 Magazine.
Managing Editor Mark Lyon and news editor Gary Carroll will be on hand to talk and field questions concerning procedures in getting information into the Herald-Zeitung.
For more information, contact Sharon Neuhaus at 625-6570.
Habitat for Humank ties meeting
There will be an open meeting of the Comal County Habitat For Humanity on June 8, at 7 p.m., at Cypress Bend Park.
Those who attend are asked to bring a covered dish. Anyone wishing to attend are welcome.
In helping to eliminate poverty housing in Comal County, call 625-7005 for more information.
Aquifer seminar slated June 12
"Caves and Lower Glen Rose Aquifer" will be featured Saturday, June 12 at 8:45 p.m. at the outdoor amphitheater at Guadalupe River State Park. George Veni, noted hydrogeologist specializing in caves and karst terrains, will be the host for the subject
For more information, call Guadalupe River State Park at 438 2656.
Small business help available
Small business counseling from UTSA’s School of Business will be offered to business owners in service, retail, wholesale and manufacturing businesses on Tuesday, June 8 (all day) at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, call the chamber at 625-2385.
(The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtiech. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, mStammtisch” represents a sitting place reserved for members of a community to gather and share the day’s happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
Local businessman paid employees to attend May 24 council meeting
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeitung
New Braunfels Mayor Pro-tem Ambrosio “Butch” Benitez said he had no knowledge of a memo written by Bluebonnet Motors Coowner Gary Kahlig offering Bluebonnet employees a half-day paid vacation for attending the May 24, 1993 New Braunfels City Council meeting.
Benitez contends that his council business and Kahlig’s dealership are two seperate operations, and said that he knew nothing of Kahlig’s intentions to entice his employees to attend the May 24 meeting.
Tm hardly ever there so I don’t know how he does things there,” Benitez said. “What he does with Bluebonnet, and my council business, don’t have anything to do with each other.”
Benitez temporarily is serving as mayor until the council can elect a full-time mayor.
He, along with two other council members, walked out of the May 24 meeting when councilman James Goodbread refused to relinquish his council seat after an injunction was issued prohibiting him from taking his seat for a fourth term.
According to Kahlig, Benitez was looking for support for what he felt would be an emotionally
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A City Council Meeting will be held tonight, 5/24/93. with Butch Benitez acting as Mayor This meeting will be held at the New Braunlels Municipal Building located at 424 South Casten Avenue (rom 6 30 p rn to 8 30 p rn
Any employee attending this meeting to show their support (or Butch will receive 1/2 day ol paid vacation
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Herald-Zeitung: ‘Did Butch Benitez ask you to help get support for him at the May 24 city council meeting?’
i just sent the memo because Butch asked for the support and I told him I’d get him some.’
- Gary Kahlig
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Herald-Zeitung: Did you ask Gary Kahlig to get support for you at the May 24 city council meeting?’
- Butch Benitez
The memo sent by Kahlig reads: “A Council Meeting will be held tonight, . . . , with Butch Benitez acting as Mayor. .. Any employee attending this meeting to show their support for Butch will receive 1/2 day of paid vacation.”
The letter was signed by Kahlig and directed to all employees.
Kahlig said the half-day paid vacation applied to all employees,
not just to those who attended the meeting, and said he had planned to give his employees a half-day paid vacation anyway.
According to Kahlig, he produced the memo and provided the support from Bluebonnet at Benitez’s request.
“I just sent the memo because Butch asked for the support and I told him I’d get him some," Kahlig said.
However, Benitez said he had
no knowledge of the memo, and when asked if he had requested any support form Bluebonnet Motors or more specifically Kahlig, Benitez responded simply, “No sir.”
Councilmembers Jan Kennady and Chris Bowers said they were told following the May 24 meeting that there were a number of Bluebonnet employees in attendance at the meeting, which had to be moved to a larger facility due to the large number of people in attendance, but they had no prior knowledge of any organized effort.
Bowers felt this was another attempt to keep Goodbread from taking office for his fourth term.
“I’ve got to think that this is a pretty good example of the opposition powers trying to keep Good
bread out of office,” Bowers said. “When it gets to the point where you have to pay people to go to council meetings, then what have you got?”
Benitez, Kennady, and councilman Dan Bremer walked out of the May 24 council meeting after Goodbread refused to step down.
The council members differed in opinion regarding Goodbread’s status with the council saying that he could not serve, while Goodbread maintained he was the councilman until the lawsuit was settled or until his replacement was elected in a special election.
When contacted, Goodbread said he had no knowledge of the letter and had no further comments.
Hutchison easily wins Senate seat
By ROSE MARIE EASH Htrald-Zaltung
Cemceeding the U.S. Senate seat Saturday night, Bob Krueger congratulated Kay Bailey Hutchison, saying she had won profound support across the state and calling for bipartisan unity for the sake of
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“Let’s get behind her because Texas needs two senators working for Texas,”
Admitting that he had proven he wasn’t a great politician, Krueger said he thought he had been a good senator.
Greeted by sustained applause, he quipped, “Cheer loud enough -we might get 40-percent”
However, his tone turned more serious and philosophical when he explained what the hardest part of the loss was.
The most painful thing is I know how hard you worked and I thought the only way I could repay that was through public service,” said Krueger. “But not this time.”
Krueger told his supporters not to blame themselves and said nothing could ever take away the brief time he had served as a senator. He said he was proud of the judicial appointments he was able to make and would continue to find ways to serve his country.
The real privilege is public service in the United States of America,” Krueger said.
Kathleen Krueger echoed his comments, saying. “America calls for excellence,” arte said. "Thank you for attempting to put a man of excellence in the Senate.”
HerakJ-Zwtung photo by John Hu seth
Senator Bob Krueger gives wife Kathleen a warm embrace and kiss at the Capitol Marriott Hotel In Austin after delivering a speech conceedlng the U.S. Senate special election to Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Wimberley man killed in auto accident
By MARK LYON Herald-Zeitung
A 28-year-old Wimberley man was killed in an auto accident at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning on Ranch Road, according to officials with the Comal County Sheriff s Department.
Michael Murray, 28, of Wimberley was killed after being partially ejected from his 1991 Chevy S-10 pickup when he was unable to successfully negotiate a turn northbound on Ranch Road, approximately 2.9 miles southeast of Fischer, officials said.
A passenger, 33-year-old Thomas Miller
was injured and taken by emergency medical personnel to McKenna Memorial Hospital and was listed in fair condition with minor cuts and bruises.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident, a sheriffs department spokesperson said.Today’s Texas Lottery Numbers - 6 - 8 - 12 - 20 - 44 - 48 - $3 million jackpot