New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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14 Pages in two sections I Nov. 19,1993
Voi. 142, NO. 6
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends die following birthday wishes; Christie Martinez, Andric Hada, Anim Maria Quinones, Connie Flores, Bob Steger, Sen, Jeff Wentworth, Michael Mon-cebattez, LeRoy Diertert, Amanda Lynn Hernandez. Happy Anniversary lo Runaldo A Dorinda Aguirre (5 years), Armando A Gloria Ramirez (22
HenU-Zeltung Cheer fund donations sought
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung's Cheer fund campaign to provide food for local needy families is continuing with much success, according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery.
Avery said that any type of non-perishable food item can be donated, as well as money.
The Cheer fund goal is to assist 200 local families this year.
To donate, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144.
Today's donations were from:
■ Helgard Suhr $25 ■ Claude Dickens $50 ■ Mr. & Mrs.
Bertsch $25 ■ George & Cheryl Guidroz $100 ■ Mr. & Mrs.
Lloyd Westervelt $25
■ Today's Total - $3,263.02
Mountain Valley needs trees
Moutain Valley Elementary School is in need of artificial Christmas trees for the classrooms. Please call 964-3755 daytime, or 899-7963 evenings for any donations.
Plan tree lighting ceremony slated
The annual Plaza tree lighting ceremony and holiday festivi-tiesx will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, beginning at 5:45 p.m. This year's program, sponsored by the Downtown Association, includes Lone Star Elementary Choir, Hospice tree, Community Band, Mariachis and photos with Santa, who will arrive in town by firetruck. Call 620-5683 or 608-2100 for more information.
Jingle Bell Run
The First Annual Downtown Jingle Bell Run will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30 before the Plaza tree lighting. Wear a costume and join the fun! Registration is $12 (children $8) through Nov. 23, $16 after that date.
CaU 625-3778 or 629-4832 for information.
Comal Democrats meeting Nov. 23
The Comal County Chapter of Texas Democratic Women wUl meet 6:30 p.m., Nov. 23 at Comal Bowl, 1203 Huisache. The Comal County Democrats will meet at 7:30 p.m. that day following the TDW at Comal Bowl. Fbr more information, call 620-0864 or 629-0441.
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In search of attorns
Canyon Lake EMS, shown at an accident earlier this year, may have a new facility in the works soon.
Citizens input on Canyon Lake EMS encouraged
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Comal County Commissioners suggested Thursday that Emergency Service District #2 consider bond anticipation notes as an option for acquiring an Emergency Medical Services facility for the Canyon Lake area.
“We assist those volunteer agencies with funds," said County Judge Catter Casteel. "They entered into a lease some time ago that really is not advantageous to them so they came to us looking for some guidance on how we could work with them or assist them. We've been talking to them fbr about a month."
The question remains whether the county could loan the mon-•yybuy s building or lease a budding for the EMS facility. The commissioners decided not to be involved in the acquisition of a facility. The recommendation was that the ESD should be the leading entity because they represent the area, to secure a building.
"The anticipation notes would probably be the best way fbr them to do that," said Casteel. "The members of that taxing entity can
come to that board and express their viewpoint and discuss issues related to EMS. The court is trying to maintain that distinction.” The vote was unanimous.
Ted Key, an announced candidate for county judge, faxed a memo Thursday morning to the Hercdd-Zeitung copying Commissioners Court expressing his concerns over the issue.
He questioned why the issue was being raised within 30 days of the expiration of the current lease and urged that time be taken to properly plan for a facility, perhaps combining the EMS and Fire Department in one facility.
"As far as the planning the local Canyon Lake EMS has worked at planning and certainly the ESD has been planning and they will continue to do that," said Casteel. "The citizens of that taxing entity need to deal directly with them in older to assist them.” Casteel had not seen Key’s memo when commenting after Commissioners Court adjourned.
In ocher business the Commissioners approved an increase in the salary paid to jailer/nurses in order to be more competitive. The county jail currently has four openings for jailer/nurses.
campaign meets goal!
By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher
The United Way of Comal County this morning declared its 1993 campaign successful.
United Way board members just minutes before noon were gathering at the United Way “thermometer" on the downtown Plaza in New Braunfels to affix the bomb burst to the top of that indicator and thus make official the campaign’s successful conclusion.
The board met at 7 a.m. still $3,500 short of reaching its ambitious $260,000 goal.
"It’s a good news, bad news situation," drive chairman Doug Miller told the board members gathered at Krause’s Cafe. "The good news is that we’re at $256,500. The bad news is that we’re still $3,500 away from the goal."
But, United Way Executive Director Joe Wort told the board, that tally only included $30,000 from the United Way of Bexar County and $15,000 from the Combined Federal Campaign.
The Comal County campaign receives money from the Bexar County campaign because Comal County residents who work in Bexar County can designate their contribution to come back to their home county. Wort said he had been told that, though only $30,000 was "confirmed" from that source, that figure could rise to $32,000.
Similarly, he told the board, the contribution from the Combined Federal Campaign could actually be as high as $16,000.
Also, Wort said, the Motorola facility in,Seguin can be counted on for a contribution of at least $3,000, though that money has not yet been confirmed, and United Way directors had six presentations scheduled for Friday, including two at the Wuest’s stores in New Braunfels, from which significant contributions could be expected to be realized. Also still unreported, the United Way’s executive director said, are the area Jack-In-The-Box restaurants and Luby’s, both of which traditionally are strong United Way supporters._
Miller had high praiseTdr all those who paititipatod in the campaign. At Friday morning’s board meeting, he recognized all campaign officials and volunteer workers, "and especially the hundreds and hundreds of Comal County citizens who dug deep and contributed generously to help the folks who are served by the 28 agencies that benefit from United Way contributions.”
Goodbread looks ahead
After months of anticipation and finally a judge’s ruling against him, James Goodbread is considering his options
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Former New Braunfels City Councilman James Goodbread, announced he will not appeal a judge’s decision stating he & not eligible to serve on the city council.
"The reason is two-fold. I feel like I've got a good case, but I don’t want to involve the city further in this. I did not bring this lawsuit against the city. Also it is too difficult on my family and too difficult on my wife,” he said.
This week a judge ruled Goodbread would not be eligible to serve on the council because of a term limitation amendment passed by voters May I. Goodbread was elected to his fourth term in office at the same time as the amendment was passed.
A lawsuit to determine his eligibility was brought forward by local businessman Peter Lingamfelter. The lawsuit was taken to trial this week.
Goodbread said he has not decided for sure if he will run for another elected office, but he mentioned he has looked at both state and county
Hereld-Zeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH
Former city councilman James Goodbread talks about what Usa ahead for hie political future.
"Any city option has been taken away," he said. "My heart lied with completing my term.”
Offices open in the upcoming elections include county judge, county treasurer and two county commissioners, as well as state representative. Goodbread does not live in either of the precincts in which county commissioners are up for election.
Goodbread said awaiting a decision on his eligibility has been "a trying time" for both he and his wife.
"The support of the voters and their friendship, they have always * been there for me, made it much easier. I felt I had an obligation to them. They elected my by such a majority,
I felt I really owed it to them,” he said.
"I did not campaign and I still came in second,” he said.
"I feel like it has been my privilege to serve the people for nine years,” said Goodbread.
Goodbread said he has had several phone calls from supporters since the
"Some want me to appeal. All are very disappointed.. .A great many wanted me to continue to fight."
"I would have been much more pleased if the decision had come from a jury. I much rather my fate had been decided by a jury," he said.
Concerning the future of the council, Goodbread said he is interested in helping people find the right candidate to represent the people.
"I would look for an candidate for whom the people come first and a
candidate who has the courage of his convictions to stand up to pressure,” he said.
“I am very interested in the election in our town now because people may be aware of where the power lies in our community. I think they know what kind of leaders they want,” he said.
"I don’t seen any change in the council until people are able to elect the leadership that they want to represent them,” he said.
Those things he would like to see accomplished in the city include having the council united, hiring a new city manager, and "more cooperation from the chamber to the city so there will be trust between the two.”
"The city should run the city and the chamber should run the chamber. . .The chamber wants to run both,” he said.
As far as current plans, Goodbread he will spend more time at his ranch. He also said he is planning to open a bed and breakfast in the area upstairs at Henne Hardware, a building he owns.
Class action suit against Texas High Speed Rail Authority announced at Thursday COST meeting
By JOHN KASTNER Special to th# Horold-Zoltung
Molly O’Brien, wife of a wellknown Dallas CEO and Caldwell resident, has filed a class action lawsuit against the Texas High Speed Rail Authority and its president, David Rese.
The announcement was made Thursday night at an informal meeting of Citizens Opposed to the Super Train.
According to C.O.S.T. Coordinator Mack Malmsten, the suit alleges that the proposed site for the THSR will take the plush home of Jim and Molly O’brien, plus most of their property. The home has been designated as a 100-year-old home in Caldwell.
Malmsten noted that this suit is j ust the beginning of things to come and, "This could be a stern warning to David Rese, letting him know we won’t be pushed around.”
"Currently State Rep. Edmond
Kuempel has been the most hardworking force we have had, in fact, we have delivered some 17,000 signatures to Gov. Ann Richards’ office, and she has refused to look at them," Malmsten said.
"What is disturbing is the fact that San Antonio Mayor Nelson Wolff and Rep. Cyndi Krier are in favor of the project,” said Malmsten.
THSR has until Dec. 17 to either meet or break its goal to raise $170 million.
CROP walk set Sunday
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Members of area churches and local students will be doing their part Sunday to fight hunger in not only New Braunfels, but also the rest of the world.
The eighth annual CROP walk in New Braunfels will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church on Howard Street.
The walk will cover IO kilometers and will go by St. Peters and Paul Catholic Church, First Baptist Church, the New Braunfels Gvic Center, Eagles Hall and Lands Park. A shorter route will be available for senior citizens.
More than 200 people are expected to participate, according to walk coordinator Dave Scholte, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church.
He said he hopes more than $3,000 will be raised.
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