New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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4 I 0 ''-'10 I 6 I 0 / 710 Pages in one section ■ June 29,1993
Serving Comal County ■ Home of Harold Carter
Vol. 141, No. 157
Organizers for ACS gala Making rasp
Anyone having received an invitation to the American Cancer Society's Summer Starlight Gala on Aug. 13 should send in rsvp's now, organizers have said.
Monies raised from the event will be used to assist cancer patients in Comal County. Call 629-5717 for more information.
Crime masts tonight
The public is invited to hear Larry Hill, Regional Director of Citizens Against Crime, who will present a seminar on "Living Safely in a Dangerous World," tonight at 7 p.m. in the Cross Lutheran Activity Center, 169 S. Hickory.
The talk will center on personal safety for individuals, families, friends and co-workers. Citizens Against Crime is a national organization associated with the National Organization for Victim Assistance, Alamo Area Crime Prevention Association, Texas Crime Prevention Association, and the National Victim Center.
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The New Braunfels ISD Community Education Program will offer a defensive driving course tonight from 6 pm. to IO p.m., Thursday from 6 p.m. to IO p.m.
Another course will be offered Saturday, July IO from 8 arn. lo 4:30 pm. All courses will be conducted at the education center, 430 West Mill. BUI Hightower is the instructor.
Cad 620-6200 or Mr. Hightower at 625-8110 for more information.
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The Republican Business Women of Comal County will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 13 at 7 pm. in the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Company Auditorium.
The guest speaker wiU be Cindy Brockwcll, Administrative Assistant to Senator Jeff Wentworth. She will speak on the Senate and the Senate hearings.
The public is invited.
The Comal Independent School District will conduct defensive driving classes on July 13 and July 15 in the board room of the C1SD Administration Budding.
The course will be taught by Charlie Rose.
For more information or to enroll, caU 625-8576 or 625-8081.
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The Dittlinger Memorial Library's Summer Reading Program will continue on Thursdays through July 22, according to library staff.
For mom information, call the library at 608-2150 Monday through Thursday from IO am. to 9 pm., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 pm., and Saturday from IO am. lo 5 pm.
San Antonio woman kidnapped, released in New Braunfels Monday
Mary Alice Garcia of San Antonio was abducted Monday and released in New Braunfels unharmed. Joann Garcia — no relation — was arrested and is being held in Bexar County Jail on a charge of aggravated kidnapping.
Joann Garcia was reportedly the girlfriend of the victim’s ex-boyfriend and had kidnapped the victim at knifepoint and threatened her life.
The suspect was identified by the victim as the kidnapper.
NBISD teacher charged with sexual assault
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
A 24-year-old coach and teacher at New Braunfels Middle School was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.
Oriel “Ozrie” Munoz, who lives in the 200 block of Parker Driver in
San Marcos, was arrested at his attorney’s office by New Braunfels police officers.
According to reports, Munoz turned himself into officers at theoffioeof New Braunfels attorney Wade Arledge on S. Seguin Street.
The arrest is the result of a five-day investigation by NBPD officers and officials at the department of
Child Protective Services.
According to reports, CPS officials brought the situation to the attention of New Braunfels police on June 23. However, officers said the victim did not go to CPS, but the incident was reported by someone at the school.
Officers said the victim has had a medical examination, but they would not disclose the results at this time.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
A two-car collision on th# access road of H35 (northbound) In front of Canyo High School yesterday resulted In Jean Johnson (In car) being taken by New Braunfels EMS personnel to McKenna Hospital yesterday. She was listed In stable condition today, according to McKenna officials. A second victim, Yolanda Juarez of Seguin wee treated end relee ted. Police said one of the vehicles failed to yield a right-of-way, causing the accident.
NBISD superintendent named finalist for Northside ISD position Monday
By ROSE MARIE EASH
New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Charles Brad-berry is one of four superintendents who will be interviewed by the North-side School District board of trustees to replace retiring Superintendent Jack Jordan according to board president
Tm going to talk with them," said Bradberry. "One of the search teams gave them my name and it’s an opportunity for us to explore our interests. A la of people would consider that one of the best opportunities in the state, but I think I have the best job in the state now.
"Under no circumstances should you
consider me gone from New Braunfels. It would take something extremely great to make me leave."
NSD is conducting a nationwide search for a new superintendent and will be interviewing Bradberry and at least three others over the next ten days. The board has said they will announce their decision by the end of July.
Local man arrested in shooting incident
Refugio Cisneros, Jr., 23, of New Braunfels was arrested along with two other men as a suspect in the June 26 shooting of an Atascosa County constable
Constable Glen Riley of Pleasanton is in stable codition at Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio after he was shot in the abdomen Saturday afternoon while in pursuit of three men
who are suspected of breaking into Riley's daughter’s home.
The men were arrested 20 minutes after the shooting, following a short chase on Intents* 37. They hive been identified as Paul Gens Menefoe, 19, and Robert Rodriguez Cisneros, 17, both of San Antonio; sud Refugio Cisneros, Jr. of New Braunfels.
Refugio Cisneros has been jailed 26
Kennady’s vote halts city’s quest for outside help
times since 1987 on various misdemeanor charges including assault and possession of marijuana and one felony charge of burglary of a non-habitation according to the Comal County District Clerk’s office.
The men are being held Saturday in the Atascosa County Jail on charges of attempted capital murder and three counts of burglary of a habitation.
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels City Council fell one vote short last night from making a decision on whether or not to hire outside legal counsel to represent the city in the suit concerning council members Dan Bremer and Butch Benitez versus council member James Goodbread and the City of New Braunfels.
Both Bremer and Benitez abstained from voting on the issue. Council member Jan Kennedy voted against hiring outside counsel, and the remaining three council members, including Mayor Rudy Seidel, voted to hire the additional counsel. The council needed at least four votes in order to make a decision.
However, the decision on hiring outside counsel in this particular case could become a mute point this morning as both Bremer and Benitez instructed their attorney Kenneth Brazle to remove the city of New Braunfels as a defendant in the case.
The lawsuit filed by Bremer and Benitez questions whether or not James Goodbread can sit on the council as a holdover candidate after questions have arisen concerning if he is an eligible candidate for the New Braunfels City Council. A hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday in the 207th District Court to determine if Goodbread qualifies as the holdover candidate.
City Attorney Barry Moore recommended to the council in the last meeting that outside counsel be hired in the first case which is titled Lingamfelter versus James Goodbread and the City of New Braunfels. In this case, Moore did not make a formal recommendation but said, “It certainly would he acceptable to me if the council would do this."
“We are in a position where we are required to present a defense for the City of New Braunfels in this case," said council member Paul Fraser. “Ifs not just a matter of Mr. Goodbread because it also names the city."
However, Bremer denied the city would have much involvement in the second suit.
The main issue is the holdover issue,” he said. “We’re only interested to get an opinion from a judge ... We’re trying to get the issue answered.”
Kennedy questioned both Bremer and Benitez on why the city was included in the lawsuit. Brazle told the council the city was included merely as a technicality for serving the restraining order preventing Goodbread from taking his seat. He said by naming the city he and his clients could ensure the order would be served and enforced if Goodbread could not be found.
Several citizens in attendance
Residents speak out at city meeting
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels City Council chamber was the site of much controversy last night as several residents took the opportunity to voice their concerns over whether council member James Goodbread qualifies to serve another term on the council.
The majority of residents at the meeting were there to show their support for Goodbread. Goodbread was also in attendance
Goodbread’s eligibility to serve on the council was questioned when voters passed an amendment to the city charter this year prohibiting council members from serving more than four terms.
Most questions and discussion were aimed at council members Dan Bremer and Butch Benitez who recently brought a suit against Goodbread and the City of New Braunfels and filed a restraining order preventing him from serving as a holdover candidate on the council.
New Braunfels resident David Wallace told the council he wanted some answers concerning a past decision by the council not to hire outside legal counsel in another suit involving the city, Goodbread and Peter Lingamfelter.
"How can you deny a request to provide outside legal counsel,” he said “Barry Moore (city attorney) requested legal assistance because he said he was not a trial lawyer. Why not provide legal assistanocT’
Council member Jan Kcnnady said she voted against hiring outside counsel because several taxpayers had approached her asking her na to spend any more tax dollars on legal expenses Bremer refused to comment, saying he had nothing to add to the comments he made in the special meeting held last week
at the meeting and Fraser ques tioned if Bremer and Benitez should vote on hiring counsel. Moore agreed if Bremer and Benitez voted it could be consid ered a conflict of interest by ethical standards Ult not necessarily by law.
Although both decided not to vote, neither official would answer beforehand on whether they would abstain.
“For the sake of discussion it sounds like you’re not in favor (of hiring counsel) You brought suit against the city and then can tie the city's hands by saying it can’t represent itself," said Fraser.For news, subscription or advertising information, call 625-9144* ’ « Z-' . , jm-: k. V . .rn . . SB k *