New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, Nov 9 1994 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 5A
eer are a problem for lotorists
In a recent Herald-Zeitung front ige, an accident was shown in hich a collision occurred between a rge deer and a small van on FM 122. The van sustained considerable image and nearly proved fatal to c driver.
I live outside the city just off FM 461 In recent years I have wit*
:sscd the deer population explode in ur urea. The deer arc immune from redators or hunters and do immense amagc to our vegetation.
I believe it is time that this prebill i of deer over population be ^dressed by our county officials.
>n CBS morning TV it showed a mall town in Pennsylvania with a imilar problem. They chose as a elution to allow qualified sharp-h(X)ters using ammunition with a cry short range to thin out their deer icrds. I think it is time we gave our dilation some similar thought before nnoecnt motorists arc killed in our ounly. The life of a loved (Hie is none important than that of a deer. Jerry White New Braunfels
Sun owners are not the problem
As a patriotic American and a nembcr of the National Rifle Asso-aation, I’m extremely concerned iboul the way the media has blamed i»un owners for the rising tide of crime in our country.
To counter the myths that have surrounded the gun control debate, ihc NR A’s Wayne LaPicrrc has just written a book enutled Guns,
Crime, and Freedom.” This txxik is available in local bookstores right now.
More than half of your readers are gun owners. I’m wnung lo ask you lo give diem the fair and equal treatment they deserve in the pages of your newspaper. I urge you lo begin carrying out this policy immediately, by publishing a review of “Guns, Crime, and Freedom.” Thank you for your consideration.
Lea Davidson ( anyon Lake
Stop the crazy liberals in Washington!
Attention gun owners and hunters.
I love my guns arid hunting as much as most of you do. But unless we stop these cra/y liberals iii Washington, D C., one year from now we may not be allowed to even target pracuce. In the Brady Ii gun bill that has already been filed in Congress there is a provision that you cannot discharge a firearm withe nit having the w ritten permission of every land owner within a seven mile radius. I know this sounds unbelievable, but these people are atter our guns and (nu properly and what’s left of the
We Love You!
Jim, JJ<DiCinii®» C'Dihim® IBuusifcsr & IFiimMy
We need to quit being couch potatoes and lying back in front of the TV We need lo unite very quickly or we will lose rights we can never recover without bloodshed. I believe the constitutional militia is the best vehicle lo accomplish this and especially since it is forming in all 50 states. It is comprised of people from the grass roots like you and mc who are fed up. We have to stop being complacent because this may be our last chance.
A very important rally of the statewide militias is on Nov. 12 at tuxin in f ront of the Alamo. If our crowd is large enough we will get the attention of Austin and just maybe Washington, D.C. also. Some people will come several hundred miles and I would hope several hundred f rom Comal County could come 30 or 40 miles. And hunters, as I w rote al the top, get your priorities in order.
Melvin L. Kriewald
Home town service was great
It was 6:15 Friday morning when the phone rang. I was awake but not up bul had a gut feeling about the call. When I picked up die phone and heard my mother’s voice I knew that my Dad had died. It was not a total surprise, he would have been 87 on Christmas day. We knew his condition was terminal and the Hospice nurse had said days or maybe weeks but when we said good-bye Sunday he was f inishing his breakfast of egg, oatmeal and cof fee. We said “we will sec you in two weeks” and caught our plane in Amarillo to come home.
We were so confident that Dorothy left at noon yesterday for her long
trip to visit her parents and family in Ohio. She always visits in October to enjoy the Apple Festival in Ashley c
and bring home a supply of fresh apples.
I calla! Dorothy at 6:30 to let her know and since I had not personally made a plane reservation in the past IO years asked her “what should I do.” She said “just call Sue Kargcr at Roadrunner and she will do everything.” I started packing and called Roadrunner at 8:01 and heard the machine say “of fice hours arc 8:30 till — but in case of emergency call Sue al home.” I told Sue my problem. She responded “get ready to come by the office for your ticket.” I walkal into Roadrunner al 9: IO. Sue met mc with a ticket on a 9:45 flight saying this is the only Hight today and since you arc by yourself you will never be able to park and make it...maybe Ken can take you. Ken was half way out of his chair saying, “sure, I’ll pick you up in front.”
After a quick sprint to the gate I walked on the plane just as the d(x>r closed. Now that’s home town service! And then some!!
Thank you Sue and Ken Kargcr at Roadrunner Travel Agency.
Jim and Dorothy Mercer
New Braunfels *
Lack of leadership among CISD board
A friend and I were present at the CISD Board meeting on Sept. 26 at which some individuals made very disparaging remarks about board member Douglas Kirk and asked for his resignation. We were appalled by the lack of leadership shown by the school board president of CISD in presiding over
Fey Eabe, you're half way there! Why don't
you coast a while?
loc your nubby & kids.
Our concerns on what transpiral that evening arc twofold. Our first concern is the CISD board president’s choice lo again violate the school's own policies and procedures. Having attended numerous board meetings, we are very aware of the “Audience Participation Protocol” card which must be filial out by those wishing to address the board. This card addresses procedures to be adhered by both citizens and board members.
The fourth rule of til is card states “Persons speaking on the same topic need lo appoint a spokesperson to present their views.” We obtained copies of cards filled out by each of the persons who spoke that night. In the blank which specifies “Other members of your group” two members specifically stated each person’s name from their group. Since these individuals arrival as a group, statal in writing names ol members of the group, and spoke on the same topic, this constituted a violation of the fourth rule.
The second paragraph of this same card further slates “Derogatory comments aimed al an individual will not be tolerated.” Again, the leadership of this board allowed these attacks to continue. It further appears this power structure feels it has the privilege to “pick and choose” which rules to enforce. In this case it chose not to enforce a rule that would further its own agenda: to continue to humiliate, ridicule and to discredit Mr. Kirk.
Our second concern regards some very disturbing chain of events which occurred after my friend and I approached the three individuals to discuss their comments. To our stir prise', two of the individuals who spoke
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dial night wrote to the superintendent alleging they were approached “...from somewhere (Hit of a very dark parking lot, by two individuals, an Hispanic female and an Hispanic male. I recognized these two from being at the board meeting.” The individual went on to say we made them concerned for their safety.
Without any investigate of the allegations, die board president stated “We have elated to hire a uniformed guard to be at each mating...”
Whoever is responsible for the action of hiring security purely on allegations is guilty of further perpetuating “cultural paranoia” (i.e. Hispanics who lurk in very dark parking lots). Bul even more troubling, it contributes to already strained relations in this district.
The decision to hire security was I) never put on the agenda, 2) never voted on by the board and 3) w'crc basal IMI pure allegations. “Who” rattly made the decision to hire security and spend taxpayer dollars without any action taken on the pan of tile CISD sc he xii board? Isn't this against the law?
With time and concerned citizens
The citizens of New Braunfels owe a debt that they never bill to die 11 cr ald- Zn it un g.
Being of a suspicious nature, from "toll fraud" years with the Ficll sys
tem, and when ’’advance payments" sent my "credit" down the drain at NRU and then to receive a ’’Aock reply - You’re credit is no good!’’ It smacked mc, something is terribly wrong.
My time with the Telco permits my intuition to read Mr. John Dierk-scn as a most honorable individual, and any advise or suggestions he may have for the Trustas, lads on "deaf ears," after all, "Ahm older. been to the gate and back. See?"
I commend Mr. Rhcinlandcr for retaining the credibility his off ice deserves.
Our community is blessed with an excellent chamber of commerce, second to none, keeping a balanced industrial base, supporiai by a "clean air" tourist (winter and summer) business.
With a deserving public approval, any utility management can be changed and replaced with one sensitive to their "customer credibility." With the "Herald overview" I suspect these slurring replies will cease.
For certain, the city council, and tile public docs not expect it to do the job the utility commission at Austin das provide.
However, it is my belief , with a change in capricious and arbitrary behavior, time and concerned citizens shall bring this about
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