New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Comal County Aggie Moms are meeting on Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. indie New Braunfels High School Library. Puking will be available on the north side of the building.
The program will be presented by Dr. Irene Hoadley, Capital
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Election (/officers for the next year will also be held.
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NOW organization plans to hold rally on courthouse steps
By ROGER CROTEAU
The National Organization for Women announced Wednesday that it will hold a rally marking the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on the steps of the Comal County Courthouse a 2 p.m. April 2.
Melanie Stafford, president of the San Antonio NOW chapter, said the decision to hold the rally in Comal County was made because of the Anarae Weinman case. Weinman was raped in her home New Year’s night, but District Attorney Bill Reimer refused to prosecute the case after New Braunfels police advised him it was un winnable. When Weinman asked Reimer what he would do if his daughter was the victim of the attack, Reimer’s response outraged Weinman.
“I told her if she (my daughter) told me a story like that I’d be ashamed of her,” Reimer said in a Feb. 17 interview with the Herald-Zeitung. Reimer claimed he was ’’exceedingly polite" to Weinman until she became abusive (hiring the phone call.
“I called the San Antonio chapter of NOW and told the girl my story. She was irate and called the Austin and state chapters and they decided
NOW president says decision based on Weinman rape case
this was a good cause to stand up for,” Wetnmai
Asked what she hopes to accomplish through the rally, Weinman said, "That not another woman should have to suffer what I suffered after being raped... That no rape victim be victimized twice. It is hard enough to get on with your life and put your life back together without being treated like I was treated. I don’t think it should be a matter of winnable. I think it should be up to a judge and jury to decide,” Hie said.
"We are going to try to call to retention the prevalence of this type of treatment of sexual assault victims,” Stafford said. "We would like to get this case reopened, but this ii jure one of many cases we hear about."
She said the program and speakers for the rally are still being organized, and NOW is seeking rape survivors willing to tell their stories st the rally.
Chamber’s Airman of the -Year to be recognized Friday
From Staff Reports
Council begins debating budget options
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revenues for the 1994-95 budget.
The council was presented with the proposed budget Wednesday night during a workshop.
The proposed budget for 1994-95 shows total expenditures from the general fund to be $11,219,679. This is up slightly over the $11,157,641 that is estimated to be spent in Fiscal Year 1993-94.
The general fend includes personnel services, supplies and material!, maintenance, other services and charges, capital outlay and a contingency reserve.
City officials are expecting the 1994-95 revenues for the general fend to total $10,786,973. Other sources of finances should total $197,000.
The total deficiency was reported to be $235,706. However, city council members sug
gested some additional cuts Wednesday night.
Qty Finance Director Sharon Day reported that the city is also expected to have an unencumbered cash fend balance of $955,096. An unencumbered cash fend is kept on reserve for emergencies. If the city were not able to generate any revenue for some reason the unencumbered fends would be used, according to Day.
Additional requests not in the general fend budget include a step increase for fell-time employees: a copier for the city secretary; additional office^ detective and dispatcher fa the police depart-ment; a clerk and bailifffwirrant officer for municipal court; nine firefighters; one rubber tire roller for the street department; a gym floor for the recreation center and carpet for the library.
One dilemma faced by the city this year is the feet that the debt service tax rate must increase. In order to do this, the city would either have to raise taxes or take the money from the maintenance and operations tax rate. The city currently bu a total tax rate of 41 centi.
Representatives of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and local government officials will be on hand Friday to recognize the 1993 Airman of the Year from Randolph Air Force Base.
Also being recognized will be the Airman of the Fourth Quarter from the base.
The special ceremony and reception will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Honors Hall at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
The Airman of the Year ii Airman First Class Joseph R. Erskine.
He is s communications-computer systems programming apprentice assigned to the San Antonio Information Processing Activity Defense Information Services Organization, Department of Defense.
Erskine, 20, was bom at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. He enlisted in the Air Force under the Delayed Enlistment Program snd entered active duty in 1992.
After completing basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, he attended technical training ss a communications computer systems programming apprentice at Keester Air Force Base in Mississippi.
He wu then assigned to the San Antonio Information Processing Activity and began on-the-job training for his five-level skill.
Erskine is actively involved in community and base activities. He wu selected for promo
tionjoSenior Airman through Bdow-the Zone promotion. He was Team Randolph*! Mr. Vioe at the 1993 Randolph Air Foroe Btu Enlisted Dining Out.
He bu qwreoreri Sprcm Olympics basketball members and it currently collecting gifts on behalf ofleu fortunate young people for the seasonal Toy»-4-Tots program rn the San Amo-. mo Women’s Shelter.
The Airman ofthe Quarter is Grant A. OOI He’ is an aircraft pneudraulic systems apodal!! and is assigned to the 12th Maintenance Squadron.
Gill, 25, wu bora in Rockford, 111. He Mended Central Minouri State Un! venity and enlisted (n the Air Force in 1989.
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Air Force Ban, he hem technical training as in aircraft pneudraulic specialists st Chums Air Force Base, IIL
He wn then anigned to Randolph and began on-the-job training fer his five-level skill in 1990.
He is married to Sandra Acuna OHI. They have one child, Amanda, who is three-years-
He wu selected u the 12th Mal menace Squadron’s Outstanding Airman ofthe Quarter and subsequently n the Airman of tits Yur.
Dis Greater New Braunfels Chanter cfCommem honor the Airman of tits Quarter feur timn a year, awarding the mdpteotwhh a weakr end vacation with flee panes, gift certttcuu, and flee hotel
Comal County Grand Jury indicts Pasadena man for sexual assault
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Tbs Comal County Grand Jury indicted Billy Ray Viokart, 49, of Pindana on five oounts of Indecency with a child and four counts of sexual intuit of s child.
Vickers wu arrested in February fer allegsdly uxually intuiting his s^ilftisnd'i two daughters at their home In Canyon Lake.
The children were living with their mother and her boyfriend st a residence near Canyon Lake.
The two children, ages 8 snd ll, wan taken into custody by officials from Child Protective Services in Scp-
The girts' mother wn arrested on Jan. 20 on chaign of endangering a child. Site wu arrested at her workplace.
Allo indicted Wednesday were: ■Janas Rodriguez, 38, New Braun
fels, driving white intoxicated.
■ Robert Milter, 50, Austin, aggravated perjury and forgery.
■ Dudley Rodgers, 37, of Seguin, theft over $750.
■ Pasqual Rodriguez, 18, New Braunfels, theft over $750.
■ Tyre Anderson, 56, of San Antonio, aggregated theft over $750.
■ Jon Muniz, 45, of Fort Worth, driving white intoxicated.
■ Guadalupe Lagunas, 38, of San Antonio, driving while intoxicated.
■ Niki Appel, 24, of Canyon Leks, endangering a child.
■ Carlo* Cruz, 28, of Arlington, feline to pay marijuana tax, engaging in organized criminal activity and delivery (/marijuana.
■ Augsdn Aria, 40, of Pearsall, feline to pay marijuana tax, engaging in organized criminal activity and delivery of marijuana.
■ Juan Gonzales, 32, New Braunfels, failure to pay marijuana tex,
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■ Israel Castillo, 29, of Jourdanton, feilure to pay marijuana tax, engaging in organized criminal activity and deliver (/marijuana.
■ Bob Guiles, 55, of Spring Branch, three oounts of aggravated sexual assault and eight equate of indecency with a child.
■ Martin Villanueva, 17, of San
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■ James MacKrilicsn, 34, New Rf nw#friy duet qqM"*T of forgery by
Rittman, 31, of Spring
■ Cardie Branch, driving while intoxicated.
■ Shares Walker, 42, of Austin, forgery by passing.
■ Pete DeteonOuanero, 24, of San Antonio, two counts of sexual assault.
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