New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, May 30,1993 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 5ALetters to the editor
Thanks for the
We wish to take this opportunity to thank the following people for their generous contributions for making our Project Graduation parties a great success! Mitch Sacco and Sciantarelli, Fritz Welsch Jr., Merritt Schumann, Jim E. Mercer D.D.S., Rocking R River Rides, Subway, John Walker,M.D. and Assoc., Michael L. Tilly,M.D., Gruene River Co., Vivroux Toy& Sporting Goods, Stage, Comal Flowers on Plaza, Re/Max River Cities, Donald Bedford,D.D.S., Walnut Pharmacy, Dr. Suzan Fumey, Cholletts, John B Moczygemba, D.D.S., Housing Authority of the City of N.B., Socks Galore, Coleman Co., Lambda Construction Co., Refinery Ass. of Texas, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. 5,T. Burrus, Tillman & Tillman Realty, Inc., Mr. & Mrs. Herb Schneider, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, Jims Video, Grist Mill Restaurant, Kroger Grocery, Candy Co., Mrs. Bairds, H.E.B., Moffett Manufactoring co., McDonalds, Just $10 to $12, Stripling Blake Lumber Co., Wingfield Construction Co., Bungy over Texas, Plant Specialist, C. Ray Schoch, CPA, GBRA, Guadalupe Valley Telephone, Victoria Bank & Trust, Guadalupe Smoked Meat.Greeble Engineering, Plaza Bank, Westpoint Pepperell, Popeyed Fried Chicken, Aquarena Springs, River Valley Cottages & R.V. Park,Steve Taylor, Cynthia M. Maxwell, N. & R. Schultz, Inc., Flowers By Sharon, Thornton’s Foods, Schwabs Tree Care, Dorothy Overman,M.D., LandaGolf Shop, H.S. Properties, Eberhard Lumber Co., Nelson D. Kahler, DDS,MS, John Ladshaw, Comal C. Appraisers of Real Estate, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, White Orchid Publication, Entex, Diamond Rite, New Braunfels Air Conditioning & Heating, Ruben’s Jewelry, Fountain Motel, Texas Commerce Bank, Centex Office Center, Detex,Keno’s, Collection, Custom Mortgage Corp., In telenet, Dr. Henry Hull,
Sonic Drive Inn, TXI Cement, AAA Bail Bond, Dr. Frank Hampel, ; Comal County Sheriffs Office, James M. Cook Insurance,Sahm Tool & Carbide, Welders Equipment Co. N.B., New Braunfels Automobile Dealers, Jack In The Box, Dr. Bill Reeves, Crenwelge
Plumbing,Creekview Vet. Clinic, Bob R. Kiesling, Kaderli & Kunkel, New Braunfels Smokehouse, R.&S. Dairy Queens, Ray's Rentals, Hunter Industties, N.B.M.A., Wuests, Myron Flo-ren,Mary Kay, Guadalupe Smoked Meats, Gary & Pamela Barr, Becky Lybrand, John & Barbara Korb, E.J. Sciantarelli, Mrs. Elva DeLeon, Peter & Joan-nie Garza, Stephan Enterprises, Lubys, Warren Jr. & Kathy Rogers,John & Sherrie Fans, Mark & Melinda Sohn, Richard A & Charlotte Corse, Joseph & Sharon Rushton, Richard & Martha Hammond, Ronnie & Pam Clark, Ramiro & Cristina Lagunas, Lt Col. U.S.M.C. Ret. Owen & Sheri Renfro,Frederick Frueholz Jr. MD, H.E. & Jacquelyn Schneider, Susan Huching-son, Ed & Gwen Kirkham, N.B. City Council, Leslie & Barbara Doleshal Reatha Mae Hargo, Daniel & Yolando Robledo! Evening Lions Club, The Strand, Retreat Salon, Gastons,Shay’s Hair Studio,Eckerds of San Marcos, K- Mart, Overall Office, American Greeting,Building Square, NBHS PTA, Mr. and Mrs. David Lux, Schwab Meat Market, Schlitterbahn, Caralton’s Meat Market.
Sincerely, Marsha Orr, NBHS Lena Davis, CHS Susie Bass, SVHS
We hear much about sleazy politics, but until Monday night’s city council meeting, May 24 1993, this writer had never seen it in action. Now it is most obvious what the terminology means.
Certain members of the council chose to ignore the opinion of the paid city attorney's advice. This was a most blatant move on their part to avoid a decision that was
not in keeping with the special interests they represent. Our mayor pro tem has seen fit to seek outside legal advice because he “does not agree with the city attorney”. If the city attorney cannot be relied upon for legal advice he should be removed.
However, we all in attendence at this meeting could see this was a poorly orchestrated ploy on the part of the mayor pro tem, backed by two other council members, to avoid representing the true interests of city voters.
The most disheartening episode of the evening was to witness the actions of one new council member. We, who had supported and voted for her in the recent election and had the high hopes of integrity, good judgement, leadership and lack of partisanship that she professed during her campaign, then to see her join in the sleaziness by walking out of city council meeting she had been elected to serve on. Jan we expected more of you....while these three council members walked out to avoid accepting their responsibilities, the citizens, business people, and others must suffer for lack of city council action.
In summary, we see a few disgruntled people who lost the recent election and now in a most vindictive way are trying in every way possible to disrupt the city business by injunctions and other ploys under the guise of concerned citizens. This is the most obvious and shoddy attempt of all and the council members must be called to task for this and made to accept their responsibilities or answer to the voters.
Opportunity for Texas
The Texas Legislature is currently considering legislation which would help move Texas into the 21st Centuiy and create new jobs. Senate Bill 498 will help make the Texas telecommunications network world-class while improving both health care and educational opportunities.
Here's what the key provisions of the bill entail:
— A freeze of local telephone rates for two years —rates which are already a bargain. In fact, local telephone rates in Texas are 25 percent below the national average. — Provide at least $250 million in increased infrastructure investment to be earmarked for public schools and hospitals.
This increased investment would bring fiber-optic technology which would benefit public education and the health care industry. — Increase the opportunity for the creation of thousands of new jobs in Texas. — Adopting an accounting approach which allows utilities to compute their taxes on the earnings of the regulated utility and not on their gains or losse of totally seperate affiliated companies - This tax treatment is consistent with 47 other states and two federal agenes
des. Senate Bill 498 makes the choice to move forward seem so obvious. The potential for the creation of new jobs, increased opportunity for schools and hospitals and continued affordable local rates will result if the bill is Passed. Let’s move Texas forward and pass Senate Bill 498.
Timothy Tippit Area Manager-External Affairs
Southwestern Bell Telephone
Frankly I don’t think the voters of Texas fully realize what is at stake in the current race for the U S Senate. In the coming election we have two fine and fully qualified candidates presenting themselves to the voters. They are not the problem. The problem is that if we send another Republican to the Senate during a Democratic Presidential Administration we will loose a valuable line of communication with the White House not to men
tion the raw fact that we will slap a fellow Southwesterner in the face during his first year as President. At least we have a president from our part of the country who just happens to have a vision that should be given every chance to develop. My concern Is that if we send the second Republican to the Senate, Texas will be relegated to the political “Broom Closet- for the balance of this Presi-
See LETTER, Page 13A
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