New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 7, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Police chief ousted
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeltung withes “happy birthday** today to Shelby Coleman Sr., Ted tai bardier, Helen Marie Voss, Jnda Garrett, Pal Puller, Jacob Villanueva, Esther Harper and Christina Villalobos.
Belated birthday wishes to P.A. Vargas, Aimabelle Acker and Raymond Dias.
“Happy anniversary** to Raul and Rosa Villarreal, Blas and Maria Oomez, Karen and Larry Hopkins and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd McLaughlin.
Belated anniversary wishes to Frank and Bernice Knight.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.
New Braunfels Police Officer Doug Dunlap will speak to the PT A at New Braunfels Middle School tonight at 7 p.m. at the cafeteria. He will discuss juvenile crime. The public is invited to attend.
Rehearsals for the chorus of the Mid-Texas Symphony are being conducted on Monday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Ayers Recital Hall at Texas Lutheran College. The concert will be in New Braunfels on Dec. 15. Former and new singers are welcome. For more information call Dr. Fred Frueholz at 625-6420.
Kaffes Haul New Braunfels Conservation Society will be selling potato soup, sandwiches, strudel, coffee cake and beverages at the Kaffee Haus in the lobby of the Civic Center so come see the Heritage Exhibit and take time to have some refreshments or take your lunch break until Nov. IO from IO a.m. to 6 pm. daily.
Local AARP Chapter 1823 is sponsoring an AARP insurance program with AARP representative Bill Ward on Friday, Nov. 8 at 9:30 am. at the new Senior Citizens Center, 655 Lands St. The public is invited to attend.
FFA Booster Club Canyon High School FFA Booster Club will meet Monday, Nov.
11 at 7 pm. in the Commons area. This meeting is mandatory for parents of ail students going lo any of the stock shows in Houston, Fort Worth, San Antonio or El Paso.
Bud vasts needed
The Hospice New Braunfels “Tender Touch** Flower Program is a blooming success. Support from Hospice volunteers and community florists ensure Hospice patienu receive fresh flowers twice a month. You can help by donating bud vases. Please bring clean, glass, bud vases to the Hospice office at 180 W. Mill St. or call Christina at 625-7500 to make arrangements for pick up
The Nov. 13 “Nature's Way: Oh Deer** program given by the city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will be 4-5 p m. at Picnic Shelter #4 in Lands Park (near the dance slab).
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Vol. 130, No. 252
stammtisch Drugs valued at $3 million seized
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A Department of Public Safety Narcotics investigation near Bulverde Wednesday has led to the seizure of more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana, says DPS Spokesman Mike Cox.
Four persons have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute a controlled substance, marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, saki Gary Brown of the U.S. Marshal’s Office in San Antonio.
Kathryn M. Kirstner, 34, of Bulverde was being held today in the Guada
lupe County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond. She was scheduled for a bond hearing today. Brown said.
Alberto Salinas, 26, of Zapata, Victor Leal, 37, of San Antonio, and Ruben Becerra, 40, of Duncanville are each being held at the Wackenhut Correctional Facility in San Antonio in lieu of $50,000 bonds each. Brown said.
“We seized 3,160 pounds of marijuana at an estimated street value of $3 million dollars,** Cox said.
Also seized were three vehicles, including a traclor-trtiler, pickup truck and a sedan with a combined
value of an estimated $60,000. Also, $6,000 in currency was seized. Cox said.
Three other persons were taken into custody but released without charges. Another man, Rogelio Garcia, 31, of Dallas was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor theft warrant in Dallas and will be extradited there from the Bexar County Jail, Brown said.
“The Department of Public Safety Narcotics Service had gotten some information that there was a large quantity of suspected marijuana in a private residence in the southern part
of Comal County,” Cox said. “We set up a surveillance at the residence until such time as we could acquire a search warrant.
“In the process of having the place under surveillance ... the officers came into contact with individuals who had control over the property and one of them signed a consent to search."
A “consent to search” allows law enforcement officers to search without a search warrant.
During the search the contraband was found. No weapons were found at
The Highway Parol aid Comal County Sheriffs Office assisted in the operation.
“It was a DPS Narcotics operation,” said Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer. “They followed this mack up from the valley rnid asked if I could send somebody out that knew the ama out there. I sent a couple of uniformed off"cars to assist them.”
“We consider this a very significant seizure. We’re very pleased to see this much marijuana removed from the market,” Cox said.
November 7, 1991
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and CC - COUNTY / Home of Larry D. Ka re her
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Parus Dudley, left, and his attorney Daniel Maeso are now threatening legal action against the city of Garden Ridge. (Photo by Mark Wamken)
Divided council fires police chief
By MARK WARNKEN City Editor
A divided Garden Ridge City Council on Wednesday fired Police Chief Parus Dudley after a VA -hour hearing concerning several allegations about his conduct.
Following a 3-2 vole in favor of termination, Dudley and his attorney, Daniel Maeso, threatened legal action on the grounds of a civil rights violation.
Dudley had served as a Garden Ridge police officer for eight years bi
March 1988, he was named chief of the department, which now includes two other full-time officers and five non-paid reserve officers.
Dudley'! termination also prompted the resignation, effective immediately, of an angry Council Member Reed Switzer, a staunch Dudley supporter.
More than IOO residents packed the standing-room-only Council Chambers to observe the hearing, similar to but not strictly a trial. The hearing included presentations by attorneys
on both sides and the swearing in, testimony and cross examination of witnesses.
Both Maceo and City Attorney Sieve Kontb rested their cases after more than three boun of detailed questioning of Dudley and city staff members. Mayor Pro Tem Patti White then made a motion to terminate Dudley per the allegations in the corn-pUum and a recommendation by Kosub, but her motion failed to attract a second.
According to a formal written coni
plaint filed by White, allegations against Dudley, all of which he denied, include allowing a reserve officer to patrol without slate-required paperwork, allowing another reserve to patrol without taking an oath of office, improprieties in commissioning reserve officers through the slate and receiving council approval of the reserves* duty status, and leaving the city without police protection the night of Aug 2. Mayor Linda Klekar
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Take a coat and an umbrella today before another cold front blows through South Texas. The high temperature today will be 74 before the cold front. The front will drop the temperature down into die nlid-50s and the overnight low will dip into the low 40s. Friday’s high temperature will be 55 degrees and Ute overnight low, 36. The high temperature in New Braunfels Wednesday was 69 and the low was 55.
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Wednesday was a day of new beginnings for Comal County aa officials signed the piper* that will allow $ county and Hummel Museum Inc id jointly purchase the former First Federal Savings and Loan button downtown -We signed a million papers,- said Comal County Judge Carter Casten, right Other* signing frc left, David Lemon, museum president. County Auditor Bate Bond arid F L Walker, regional director of V toria Bank and Trust