New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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16 Pages in one section ■ June 30,1993INSIDE
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Sean Anthony Fitzsimmons, Ruben Valdez, Rosie Vela, Lori Voigt, Erie Sultemeier (belated). Happy Anniversary to Lana and Mark Cole, Karl and A vis Mittwede, and Jo vita and Kono Aguirre (belated).Organizers for ACS gala seeking rsvp
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.Mission Valley Homemakers meet
The Mission Valley Extension Homemakers Club will meet July 6 at IO a.m. in the county extension meeting room.
Members are to bring a covered dish, eating utensils and three items for silent auction.
For more information, contact Gloria Dietz at 625-8492.NBISD defensive driving courses set
The New Braunfels ISD Community Education Program will offer a defensive driving course tonight from 6 p.m. to IO p.m., Thursday from 6 p.m. to IO p.m.
Another course will be offered Saturday, July IO from 8 a.m. id 4:30 p.m. All courses will be conducted at the education center, 430 West Mill. BiU Hightower is the instructor.
Call 620-6200 or Mr. Hightower at 625-81 IO for more information.Republican Business Women meeting set
The Republican Business Women of Comal County will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 13 at 7 pjn. in the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Company Auditorium.
The guest speaker will be Cindy Brockwell, Administrative Assistant to Senator Jeff Wentworth. She will speak on the Senate and the Senate hearings.
The public is invited.CISG defensive driving courses set
The Comal Independent School District will conduct defensive driving classes on July 13 and July 15 in the board room of the C1SD Administration Building.
The course will be taught by Charlie Rose.
For more information or to enroll, call 625-8576 or 625-8081.
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School officials shocked over arrest
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
School officials admitted Tuesday they were shocked by the recent arrest of a coach and teacher at New Braunfels Middle School.
Police arrested 24-year-old Oziel “Ozzie” Munoz, of San Marcos, on charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Munoz turned himself in to the police Monday afternoon at his attorney’s office in New Braunfels.
New Braunfels superintendent Charles Bradberry said all school officials were shocked and surprised.
‘There was nothing in the two years he has been here to cause us to expect something like this,’ official says
“There was nothing in the two years he has been hereto cause us to expect something like this,” said Bradberry.
New Braunfels Middle School principal Karen Simpson echoed the sentiments of Bradberry by stating nothing in his behavior indicated that something like this would happen.
Munoz had worked at the school district for two years and also did his student teaching at the school. Offi
cials said he was a popular teacher and coach.
Simpson said the district has very explicit expectations concerning the proper student /teacher relationship. She stated these allegations are tragic for everyone.
The student is question was also a popular student, according to Bradberry. Simpson added that counseling will be provided to the teen.
At this time, the school district is not required to take any action against Munoz. However, Bradberry said if the situation continues into the fall, when Munoz will be in contact with students, then legal action may be necessary.
“We have very definite expectations about what is a proper student/teacher relationship. I expea if it did go into the fall, he would probably have to
leave until he settles it,” he said.
Bradberry said the district knew of the possible arrest and has been involved in the investigation.
He said school officials were responsible for bringing the issue to the attention of Child Protective Services last week.
Munoz was arrested after a five-day investigation by NBPD officers and officials at the department of Child Protective Services.
After being arrested, Munoz was taken to the Comal County Jail where he posted a $25,000 bond. He was released Monday afternoon.
Nationals fall, 17-7
Harald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Bobby Hopkins of the New Braunfels National League 10-year-old All-Stars loses the ball while attempting to tag a Lockhart runner at second base during the second Inning of Monday night's 17-7 loss to Lockhart.CISD list narrowed to three nowNew superintendent could be hired by July 8, officials indicate
By ROSE MARIE EASH
The Comal Independent School District has narrowed their superintendent search to three candidates.
■ Dr. Jerry Scott Major, superintendent of Livingston Independent School Distria.
■ Dr. J. Bob Smith, superintendent of Gilmer Independent School Distria.
■ Dr. Don Robert Hendrix, superintendent of Crosby Independent School Distria.
According to the Texas Association of School Boards who is managing the search, the two primary candidates are Major and Smith.
CISD board members will meet with the candidates and their spouses later this week and plan to travel to the chosen candidate's distria July 6 and 7.
The new superintendent may be named by July 8 according to CISD.County court scheduled to meet Thursday
Comal County Commissioners Court will meet Thursday, July I, in a regular session Agenda items include:
■ Presentation of design phase of engineering contract for drainage improvements to the Saltier Tributary.
■I Ratification of Judge Carter Casteel’s letter extending a property tax abatement agreement with Coleman Company for 30 days.
■ Accept resignations of Beverly McNamara from EMS Distria #1 and Tom Edwards from Comal County Rural Fire Prevention Distria #4 and appoint a replacement.
The workshop session held at 9 a m. will include a presentation by the Texas Department of Hcalth-Immu-nization Division on summer clinics for students and adults and a budget hearing for Justice of the Peace #2.July 4th parade set for Saturday
The New Braunfels citywide Fouth of July celebration will begin Saturday, July 3 with a parade 9:45 a m.
The parade will start from the Sophienburg Archives (200 N. Seguin) and will be followed by a Plaza program at IO a m. with a number of speakers and special entertainment.
The Veterans' Brick Walk will be dedicated at 8:15 p.m. Sunday.
Law enforcement gears for July 4th weekend
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Area law enforcement officials will be out in full force this weekend as New Braunfels prepares for the weekend that has historically brought the second largest influx of tourists to the area.
According to officials, July 4 weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year. All departments are planning to stay on top of problems for the situation can go awry.
“We know the Fourth of July brings a tremendous influx of local and out of town visitors. It is a big weekend for park usage and the water recreation areas,” said Sgt. Mack McEachem of the New Braunfels Police Department.
In order to combat any problems, New Braunfels police will increase their stair. However, McEachem said the best way to take care of problems is to prevent them from hap petting.
Police will be heavily stationed in key areas of the city. Some of the areas include the low-water crossing at Grucne and parks areas. In addition, police will be patrolling in a jet boat on the river.
Most arrests made are for public order crimes and drunkenness, said McEachem. He said both local residents and touristr are arrested
depending on the crowds.
In addition to river traffic, police will also be on the lookout for problems arising at the fireworks display which will be held Sunday night. McEachem said more than 30,000 people attend the fireworks display. He said the biggest problem with this event is the drivers who are overly anxious to leave after the event
“The streets were not engineered to handle the amount of traffic that is on it in that short amount of time,” said McEachem
Sheriff Jack Bremer said his department will continue with their efforts to combat problems on the river.
* “We will continue with our effort to make this the kind of place where families feel comfortable ” he said.
According to Bremer, officers will be out on the water and checkpoints will be sa up on both River Road and at area parks.
“We will give them every opportunity to behave themselves,” he said
Bremer said checkpoints near the river allow deputies the opportunity to make arrests for minor in possession, driving while intoxicated and allow them to clear up warrants from across the state of Texas.
The sheriff's office will also be working to prepare the jail for the extra influx of prisoners.
Federal grant may bring funds for development
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
A grant distributed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development could bring in more than $421,000 to New Braunfels to be used for community development across the city.
The city is scheduled to mea with HUD officials at 3 p m. Thursday to discuss the grant application.
During Monday’s meeting, the council unanimously approved a request to negotiate a contract with an outside firm to work on the application and gather data required by HUD.
The firm chosen was ICF Incorporated of Fairfax, Va. at a cost of $16,000.
If the city receives the grant, the cost will be reimbursed
Main Street Director Penelope Church said no application developed by ICF has been turned down.
Church stated the reason for hiring the firm was because the information needed was a “brand new” procedure for New Braunfels.
The application requires data to be gathered from the last five years
"It requires data that heretofore has not been required to col lea for the city,” said Church The application is due by Oa. 4. Church said ICF has stated they could have the research completed by Ga. 22 and according to Church, HUD officials have agreed to take the late application.
New Braunfels, as well as San Marcos, became eligible for the grant after guidelines for application were revamped by HUD.
According to HUD documents, the program “annually grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban community by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunity, principally for low and moderate income persons.” In addition to the discussion by the city council, New Braunfels resident Barbara Freeman also urged the council to apply for the grant Freeman said she would like to see the money used to help improve drainage problems in Comal Town.
“Just because we don’t have that much money and live in Comal Town, we shouldn’t be slighted,” she said.
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