New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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10 Pages in one section ■ June 15,1993
Serving Comal County ■ Home of Roy Hargrove
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to George Padilla, Jr. and Belinda Bazan
Art League meeting today
Sherry Tomko of New Braunfels will give an enlightening workshop/demonstration examining the functions of art at the next New Braunfels Art League meeting, set for today at 7 p.m. in the Aits Center.
Tomko will discuss art therapy as well as using the symbolo-gy of art as a healing tool.
She currently works for Hospice New Braunfels assisting patients and family members.
Child care training program
A child care training conference designed for individuals who work with pre-school children is scheduled for Saturday, June 26 at Lone Star Primary School in New Braunfels.
The conference is sponsored by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Pre-registration fee is $3, and the cost of the conference is SS.
Forms are available in the extension service office at 132 S. Water Lane; or call 625-9178.
A walk to save the fountain is planned for Sunday June 27 at 8:30 a.m.
The six-mile walk through the parks and historic neighborhoods will begin at the Hummel Museum, and all proceeds from participants’ sponsors will go toward restoring the 100-year-old fountain.
Families, teams and challenges are welcome and add to the fun. Pledge sheets and entry forms are available at Johnson Furniture, 283 S. Seguin, or Vol-brecht’s, 339 Main Plaza.
Call 625-5321 for more information.
Vacation Bible School
Hosanna Baptist Church’s Vacation Bible School begins June 21 through June 25. Classes will be held at 525 Mather from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information call 625-6628.
Coyote Flats tryouts set
Coyote Flats in Saltier is having try-outs for its summer swim team.
Swimmers can be from age 6 to the mashers level and can reside anywhere in the New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, Settler area. Practices will be Monday through Friday from I p.m. to 2 p.m. at Coyote Flats.
For more information call 964-3472.
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Goodbread watches from audience
Injunction keeps councilmember from participating
By GARY P. CARROLL
The New Braunfels City Council got back on track Monday night in the New Braunfels Civic Center; and while council members Dan Bremer, Brach Benitez and Jan Ketmady stayed in their seats this week, Councilman James Goodbread watched the proceedings from the audience.
Earlier in the day, Ken Brazle, attorney for Councilman Butch Benitez, and most recently Dan Bremer, filed an injunction against Goodbread taking his seat as a holdover candidate — an injunction that was OK’d in a Comal County court by Judge D. Hammond from Burnet Hammond was appointed by Judge B.B. Schraub who issued the initial restraining order prohibiting Goodbread from taking the oath for his fourth term, but did not address the issue of Goodbread serving as a holdover councilman.
When Goodbread took his council seat on May 24 as a holdover candidate, Bremer walked out of the meeting followed by Kennady and Benitez. The three protested Goodbread serving on council following Schraub’s restraining order.
A hearing to deiamine Goodbrcad’s status is scheduled to go before Judge Hammond at IO a.m., Thursday, June 17, in the Comal County Courthouse.
Brazle said that his clients’ main concern was that any business conducted with Goodbread on council, if it is determined that he in fact is not a qualified candidate, could be nullified in the future.
“They are concerned that city business would somehow be undone if he sat,” Brazle said. “This is only a temporary injunction request while the other trial is being decided.”
Counsel for Goodbread. Atanacio Campos, deffered comment to Goodbread who said he would just have to wait and see how Hammond decided on Thursday.
Goodbread did say that if Hammond denied Brazle’s petition for a temporary restraining order he would indeed re-take his seat at the next council meeting.
Numerous New Braunfelsers spoke out in support of Goodbread and repeated shots were fired at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce over its alleged involvement in an attmept to prevent Goodbread from taking office, while others chastised Benitez over his recent behavior and involvement in the paid-vacation-for-attendance plan with Bluebonnet Motors.
Rudy Seidel elected new mayor by 4-2 council vote
Council remains split on who should serve as pro-tem
By GARY P. CARROLL News Editor
The City of New Braunfels went from having a mayor pro-tem and no mayor, to having a mayor and no mayor pro-tem during Monday night’s regular city council meeting in the New Braunfels Civic Center before a crowd of several hundred citizens.
By a 4—2 vote, the council elected Councilman Rudy Seidel Mayor, but were split on who should serve in the pro-tem position. After the nomination of Paul Fraser, Butch Benitez and Jan Kennady for the position resulted in a 3—3 tie, the council decided to table the issue and continue with regular council business; something that has not happened since the middle of May.
During the course of the meeting the council caught up on a back-log of appointments and resignations before addressing the proposed $11 million budget for the 1993-94 fiscal
year — which it approved unanimously.
The council approved also an ordinance that would reinstate the the 30 miles per hour speed limit on Common Street between Union and Loop 337. The council had raised the speed limit to 35 mph with an emergency ordinance and only after the residents of the area expressed their concerns over the safety of homeowners in the area did the council put the issue back on the agenda.
Residents of the Common Street area said that drivers constantly speed through the neighborhood and that by raising the speed limit the council had created a more dangerous situation in the area. One resident said that she has seen cars speed through the neighborhood at speeds of up to 50 mph, and if anything, the council should be looking at ways to reduce the speed limit — not increase it.
Residents of the area said they were
happy the council voted to reduce the speed limit, and agreed that it was worth the wait; but the fight to reduce speeds on Common is not over.
“We’ve asked the police chief to be vigilant in enforcing the speed limit especially during the summer months,” said Common Street area resident Fran Wetz. "We have also suggested the possibility of a workshop with the chief and the city manager to address other problems we’re having on Common.. . such as the (tuber) pick-up companies driving through the neighborhood at high rates of speed.”
Area resident Marne Rodriguez said she was pleasantly surprised at the cooperauon she received from several of the council members once the problem was brought 14), and was pleased at the help she got from the council.
“(The council) knew nothing of it and when we finally came to the council with our complaint, (James) Goodbread and (Paul) Fraser were more
Herald Zeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH
(Top photo) Councilmember James Goodbread receives a standing ovation during Monday night's meeting. (Above photo) Rudy Seloel was elected mayor by a 4-2 margin.
than willing to work. with us on it,” Rodriguez said. “I think finally once everybody sat down and thought about it they knew that it was the right thing todo. It's a good feeling to know that the system can work."
‘It’s time to grow up’
Canyon Lake EMS Director says community must decide to provide funds or not
By ROSE MARIE EASH SUff Writer
Dr. John Flanagan, medical director for the Canyon Lake Emergency Medical Services, says problems existing with Canyon Lake Emergency Medical Services is a problem experienced by other vohxiieer services that ive similar in size.
“Without having the funding to support at least a partially-paid service, care may not be optimal,” said Flanigan. “It is necessary to have motivated, malure people in leadership and staff positions to pro-vidt structure, authority and a sense of purpose that is felt throughout the system.
“I applaud the volunteers who give their time, effort, and concerns to those in need,” he said. “They have been the backbone of pre-hospital care since the emergency medical service graduated from injured people being brought to the emergency room in the back of pickup trucks.
“However, the fields of emergency medicine and emergency medical service have grown and it is time for the community of Canyon Lake and Canyon Lake EMS to grow, also.”
Ftaugan said that New Braunfels has one of the
finest motivated and equipped emergency medical services in Texas — a paid service. He said he believes the community of Canyon Lake deserves no less.
“With a paid EMS chief paramedic and a core of employed paramedics, supported with volunteers, accountability and responsibility will be established for Advanced Life Support
“Advanced Life Support saves lives,” Dr. Flanagan said. “The choice for the community of Canyon Lake is to provide the funds to grow or not to grow, now.”
Currently all EMS efforts are voluntary and the limited resources may not be providing the level of care citizens and tourists expect
According to Stephen Hannemann, Senior EMS Program Specialist with the Texas Department of Health, the Canyon Lake EMS currently it licensed for basic life support with advanced life support capability when ALS qualified personnel are available.
“Canyon Lake had received a license to provide mobile intensive care capability which allowed them to provide MICU care during times when a paramedic was available,” aaid Hannemann. “In February all of
their paramedics resigned so we required them to downgrade their license to basic life support with ALS capabilities. From that point to now they have not carried a cardiac monitor nor any cardiac drugs according to our information.
'They should have IVs and advanced airway management equipment on board and be able to provide ALS care when they have ALS certified personnel available,” Hannemann said. “As far as we know they now have one certified paramedic in their organization but they have not opted to upgrade to MICU capability at this time."
According to Hannemann, Comal County lies in Public Health Region 6 of the Texas Department of Health, the primary regulatory authority for EMS services. According to their records. Canyon Lake has one vehicle with BLS capability and three with ALS capability.
TDH records also indicate that Canyon Lake has several ALS (EMT-Intermediate) certified personnel who could provide ALS care when they are on duty. Personnel lists are required only at licensing times every two years unless a group upgrades its service level. The last personnel list available from his office is dated 1991.
County court special session scheduled for Wednesday
Comal County Commissioners will meet in a special session of Commissioners Court at 9:30 am on Wednesday, June 16, to discuss county permits and subdivision regulations.
The regular session will begin at 9 am on Thursday, June 17, in a workshop session for status reports from Veterans Affairs and the county treasurer
The action portion of the session includes the following agenda items:
■ Authorization for the District Cleric to hire a hill time Deputy Cleric.
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