New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
A winning team
The New Braunfels Herald-/tilling withes “happy birthday” today to Ben Akers, Arma List BIonizer, Dennis Taste, Vidal Barbera and T.R. San Miguel.
“Happy birthday” on Monday to Alice Luna, Angie Luna, Jason Ellis, Johnnie Angelic Bennett and Be-Be Rosales.
Belated birthday wishes to Manuel V. Barbola arid Pete Gonzales Sr.
Donate a Brick month
November is “Donate a Brick Month” as proclaimed by the city of New Braunfels.
The Veterans Memorial Committee is working to raise money to build a monument in Landa Park to honor the veterans. Citizens of New Braunfels can help out by purchasing a brick and having that brick engraved with the name of a veteran they wish to honor. The bricks will be placed around the monument. For more information call a local veterans post.
Some people spend hundreds of dollars to take a trip to the New England stales to see fall color. Chances arc when they get there they may or may not be lucky to arrive at the precise time of leaf color change.
According to Delores Schumann, there is fall color right here in New Braunfels.
Drive into the (.anda Park Arboretum and see the bald cypress turning a brilliant red. Drive by Burger King off Interstate 35 and see the two Texas red oaks turning color and the crepe myrtles at the drive-in at Texas Commerce Bank are in full color. And driving toward T-Bar-M on Texas 46, one can see the Flame-leaf sumac in a beautiful color.
Project Learning Tree
The city of New Braunfels Parks
and Recreation Department will offer the “Project loaming Tree” workshop to adult youth leaders and teachers from 5-8 p.m. Nor. 19 and 20 at the Landa Recreation Center in (.anda Park.
The workshop is an award-winning environmental education Isogram designed for teachers, foresters, park and nature center blaff, and youth group leaders.
'Ihe workshop fee is $10 per person, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 629-PARK or drop by the park office.
Annual CROP Walk
The fifth annual KIK CROP Walk for Hunger in New Braunfels on Sunday, Nov. 24 will benefit die local food bank and other hungcr-action programs worldwide.
The walk, speariieaded by local churches and high school and middle scfiool student councils, is the SOS Food Pantry's largest fund raiser of the year. More than 300 walkers raised $5,000 through the effort last year.
Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m dud day at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard Street. Texas Railroad Commissioner Bob Krueger will lead the opening ceremonies.
For information on the walk or registration, call die Rev. Peter Olsen. CROP Walk chairman, at 625-6951.
Vol. 139, No. 259
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Salving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY I Homa
Bond election in city’s future
By LABRY BOWE
New Braunfels residents may soon be voting to improve their streets and neighborhoods, as carlicr discussions of a bond election have now materialized, Mayor Clinton Brandt announced Friday.
. But first, Brandt said, the city will conduct a series of town meetings to hear residents’ suggestions for capital improvements.
“We warn to hear what the citizens have to say and are going to provide the vehicle for them to get the informs-
Council to lead town meetings
lion to us,” he said. The meetings are the first step toward a possible bond election to finance the projects.
Each of the four districts will have a town meeting conducted by its council representative in locations and at times to be determined soon.
“We will get the information out to the citizens in those districts so they would have enough time to sit down
and prepare what they feel is required in their district to improve it,” Brandt said.
“After we have compiled all of this information from the separate districts, we then plan to have an overall city town meeting to discuss what we think are the most important projects that need to be tackled.”
Capital improvements include such matters as neighborhood drainage.
road repairs and the widening of bridges, said Interim City Manager Hector Tamayo.
Tamayo said the selected suggestions will be put on a ballot so that citizens can vote on the issuance of capital improvement bonds, but he could not predict the date for such an election.
“It would all depend on the input that we get from citizens,” he said.
“It's understood that we're not going to be able to do all these things, bul by having all this information in the city administrative building, we can then prioritize the different items.
and always come back and take a look at other items,” he said.
Brandt added that at the discretion of the council member in charge of cadi meeting, the discussion may open up to general concerns.
He said he plans to be present at each of the four meetings, which will be held one week apart over four weeks.
”1 think that it should demonstrate to the city that we’re continuing to move ahead, because this is something that had been talked about earlier as far as a bond election,” Brandt said.
Mayor criticizes leader of petition drive
November 17, 1991
Three Sections, 44 Pages
By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer
A 28-year old Austin man wa* killed Friday when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle on a slick street and slid into an oncoming pick up truck, police say.
Kennard Sharpe, of 709 F Baylor St. in Austin, was pronounced dead ai the scene of the accident by Prec inc t I Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger. The accident occurred at 5:30 p m. or Farm-to-Market 306, roughly 150 yards from Inter suite 35.
New Braunfels Police Department Cpl. Martin Mayer said Sharpe, dnv mg a 1983 Yamaha, apparently had just made a right tam off of the inter -stale frontage road unto 306 before colliding with a 1984 Dodge pick up The truck was driven by Jose .Sauce da, 41, of San Marcos
“According to wiuieaaes, a» in came out of the turn he accelerated hi> motorcycle, and because of die slick streets and insufficient head on his lire, he started to fishtail it,” Mayer said.
“He wasn't able lo recover horn that, so he landed on his side and started sliding down 306 on slick pavement,” and into die path of ait oncoming Dodge Ram truck
According lo emergency medic ai service workers, the caus ■ of death appeared to be a broken neck, Mj.«» said.
both myself and Council member Bill Arnold,” Brandt stated, “and such a charge ut without grounds when Mr Wallace admits that other council members are also alleged to be guilty of these charges and then stales that he would overlook those allegations simply to allow the Council to have a quorum of five persons “This is a pure reflection of a per •onality conflict that Mr Wallace has with me Personality conflicts are riot grounds for a recall etecuun according to the City Charter, and should not
enter into this matter ”
Wallace, who organized the recall group after lait Monday's council meeting, responded that they chose Brandt and Arnold because they arc at-large council members, and they wanted a recall election to be citywide instead of limited to one district.
‘"[’here is no personality conflict or vendetta against Mr. Brandt or Mr Arnold,” Wallace said. “As far as the misconduct, incompetency and mal feasance, according to Black’s Die-unitary,” a law reference book, “all the
candidates are qualified under those terms” to be recalled.
He repeated the recall group's en deisms of the council's decision not to invesugaie charges that Grohman coerced city employees votes, and the subsequent settlement they gave hun when he resigned
“There’* no city employee dial will go rn front of die City Council and report any more misconduct, because they know exactly what has hap pened," Wallace added
By LARRY ROWE •teN Writer
In a Public statement released Friday, Nov Braunfels’ new mayor asked why he was singled out by a movement to recall city officials and accused the leader of the campaign of having a “personality conflict” with him.
The peution for a recall election, currently being circulated by a group led by city resident David Wallace, states that Mayor Clinton Brandt and Council Member Bill Arnold should
be removed on the grounds of “misconduct, malfeasance and incompetence (lack of intellectual or moral fitness) in failure to investigate allegations of voter misconduct of former City Manager, Paul
“First, these arc very strong charges against Brandt
N«w Braunfels Coach Law Simmondaand th# Unicorns survey first-haH action during Saturday 's bidistrict playoff football game against the Robert E. Lee Volunteers at San Antonio's North East Stadium. Th# District 25-5A champion Unicorns won a hard-fought bams, 27-13, and win advance to play Marshall next week in the area round of the 5A playoffs. Se# story on Page 12A. (Photo by Bill Ervin)
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Incumbent commissioner will run for reelection
By LARRY ROWS
PM L. Hernandez, Comal County commissioner for Precinct 4, made official his plans lo net for reelection Friday when he filed papers for the moinunent of his wife, Honense B. Hen mud
treasurer, j Hernandez said he will file I candidacy for another four* wwr term In the first week of December. The
cess will begin Hernandez with a primary in March and end with die general election in
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Hernandez said he want!
another term on the commissioners court because “there are eome projects thai In die near future we're going to have lo do something about, and I'd like to be pert of that.”
He allo laid neighbors and fit Mids had asked him to run again, and ha had taken die position four yews ago with hopes of serving two terms
Sniffle of dieee court undertakings Hernandez said he warns to participate in include dividing up
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new space mr county operation* in the recently acquired former First Federal Savings and Loan building, aa well aa various Road Department projects.
“There will always ba something coming up. Right now, for na»f iki«i| ipf need some additional room in the probation department
Herald kicks off Cheer Fund
The New Hruunjek Herald /tining is kicking off today its 1991 Cheer Fund, an annual tradition of raising money to provide Chn*mum dinners to local residents who are less fortunate
Circulation Manager Carol Ann Avery, who brought the idea lo the paper IO years ago, said the objective of the program is to provide a Chn** mas dinner for those who otherwise would not have a good meal. Daily updates of how much money has been contributed will appear on the from page of the Herald until the delivery data,Dec.21.
This year, Avery said she expects 200 families will benefit from the program
The drive kicks off today with t beginning balance of $1,331.74 with beginning contributions this year bringing the total to $1,566.74. Latest contributor* arc
David arid Connie Sullen* $ IOO
Dave and Cheryl Duvall..............$25
Carol Ann Avery..........................$25
Don and Stephanie Ferguson $30
Iou Ann Schueu ..................... $20
Jeff and Tammy Hand................. $10
Tammy Kiwdel ..................$10
James and Jams Davis....................$5
Stephen and Janice Manti ............$10
Contributions will be accepted ai die Herald offices * 707 Lands St