New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 27, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer
A 1983 court judgment that set the city’s form of mayoral selection • should not keep members of the City Charter Review Committee from considering at-large mayoral elections, the city’s attorney told committee members Tuesday.
“As far as this committee is concerned — not that you shouldn’t be concerned with that judgment — but I don't think you need to view it as something that’s going to outright prohibit you from considering any changes along these lines,” said City Attorney Barry Moore.
“I think your job is to make recommendations to the council on what you feel is best for the city," he said. “Certainly you don’t want to make recommendations that you feel arc going to dilute minority voting rights, or abridge or infringe the rights of minorities in this city.”
As the result of a 1983 lawsuit against die city by the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, four city council members arc elected from single-member districts, and the mayor is selected by the council.
The judgment was intended to improve minorities’ access to the political process in New Braunfels. The Charter Review Committee is looking at whether the city charter should be changed to allow the mayor to be elected from the voters. Currently the mayor is elected from the city council.
Moore said he thinks that what is even more important to the city is the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires prcclearancc by the Department of Justice before the charter could be amended lo have ct ti/ens elect die mayor.
And whedicr die local Hispanic community supports or oppose* such a change likely would have an impact cm the Department of Justice’s dcci-
Walker steps down from committee
By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer
Charlie Walker, local businessman, has stepped down from the Charter Review Committee because of his batde with cancer. He has been replaced by Oil Lindsey.
Lindsey was appointed to the citizens group by New Braunfels City Council Menthe r Paul Fraser.
Walker said he resigned because his Tight with lymphoma cancer may affect his ability to attend the meetings.
“I had actually been in remission about 18 months and then it came back, and so I’m going through another six months of (chemotherapy) treatment," Walker said Tuesday night.
“I think the meetings arc going to continue for another two or
sion, Moore said.
But he said these legal considerations do not mean necessarily that the council is locked into the current mayoral selection process
“I think there could be some possible change in the charter as long as it isn’t in violation of the intent of the court judgment” and the Voting Rights Act.
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November 27, 1991
two Sections, 18 PagesAttorney advises committee on mayoral selections
Comal County and city of New Braunfels offices will be closed on both Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Sanitation Department, however, will be picking up garbage in New Braunfels as regularly scheduled, according to Frank Schaeffer of the Sanitation Department
Area schools will not be in session
Banks in the area and the U S Post OfTice will be closed for the holiday on Thursday but will open again for regular business hours on Friday.
Offices of the Herald Z*uunx will be closed on Thursday, but the circulation phones will be open from 7-9 a.m. for persons who trussed their Thursday paper. The newspaper offices will reopen Friday al 8 arn.
Hot Meats for the Holidays, sponsored by the Adobe Cafe, was attended by hundreds of people Tuesday
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Above, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gomez are pictured with their 4-month-old son.
James. At left. 3-year-otd Michael Brown gives his grandmother. Mildred Brown a hug (Photos by Bin Ervin)
Restaurants serving up Thanksgiving fare
The New Braunfels Herald Ietlunu wishes “happy birthday" today to Rachel Rosales. Lindsey Brocks, Albert McNaul. Arthur “Tudy" Caballero. J-any K astern. Pedro “Pete” Ramon, Jesus “Bub ba” Hernandez 111, J ulna Lynn Tristan, Shine Erie Marline/, Umael Gonzalez, Tina Marie Hernandez, Donna Lehr, Shirley Edwards, Rosa Linda 13c la Cerda, Chris Hanclsoii and Humberto Vega
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TV US TINGS
By ROBERT STEWART Start Writer
Many arca restaurants will be offering the opportunity to feast without making morn work in the kitchen for hours on end
Luby'i Cafeteria will be open for Thanksgiving from 10:45 a m to 8:30 p.m., said Manager Linda Scubcrt, "'lins is going to be our second year (for Thanksgiving) ut New Braun fell," Scubcrt said "We*!! have ail the basics and then for those who don’t
By LARRY ROWE Stall Writer
Al the first regional meeting for an Edwards Aquifer management plan, Comal County and New Braunfels officials sought assurances from other aquifer users dial they would not let die Comal and San Marcos springs run dry.
Hie San Anioruo meeting, fust ut a series of talks, was field Tuesday with representatives of regions dial depend un die aquifer attending
Regional representatives must find some cor IU nor i ground among their conflicting interests arid compromise widi an aquifer plan dial will satisfy john Hall, Texas Water Commission chairman
(Mf ie< wise, I fail will uupose rcsu-talons of his own on aquifer users Tm nu sure that the political will of Bexar. Medina and Uvalde counties is such that they can adopt our position,” said forma/ New Braunfels
want turkey and dressing, we’ll have a variety of other things.”
Luby’s opened in August of 1991 at the Interstate 35 locauon rn New Braunfels. A big part of their Thanks-giving business is take-home packages of whole turkeys or turkey breasts with all the trimmings Scubcrt says that die restaur am prepares cxua pics and staffs extra workers for the day
For an all you can eat Thartkxgiv-tng, diners may want to cheek out the
mayor Doug Miller, who gave a statement representing local interests at the meeting
“Basically, what we told the group was that our number one prior tty was the continued, instantaneous, natural flow of die Comal Springs, alai dial lea us to participate in die proceed mgs, we need lo have suite assurances thai that was going to he mcludrd," Miller said.
“'There are slid people iii San Amo mo arui in the jester ii counties who feel thai we have a leak in die aquifer, and die leak is called die Comal and San Marcos Springs,” fie said. “liaise people would manage die aquifer by drawuig it down below the lip of die springs” until die springs ran dry.
Comal County Cumiussioner Ned Craigmiie said, “We need lo manage die aquifer from die 630 foot level arid up, so dun we do not take the
buffet al Schwamkrugs Steak House,
1440 N. Walnut.
"We’re going lo have kind of the traditional Thanksgiving buffet with turkey arui dressing and all the trimmings arui ham,” said Ida Pittman, manager. “It’s a buffet, it’s all you can eat This will be our tenth year to do dus.”
Schwamkrugs also will feature a salad and dessert bar as pan of the buffet Cost of the feast is $7.95 for adults and $3.95 for children. The
spring flow down to below a sustain able level fu our needs here iii Comal County and downsueain ”
He added dial virtually all of the entities who met emphasized die need fu cuiservauui. ‘“The spirit of cooperation was dicrc dus morning, and every effort will be made to keep dus regional problem a regional problem and solved ut a legiuiai basis.’ ’
Kelly Muns, spokeswoman fu die Edwards Underground Water District. said die only tangible step toward a solution made al die meeting was a water demand management plan.
Such a plan would set lordi water* use restrictions, and die individual illumeipaimcs would dial enforce them however they deemed appropriate.
“We feel dun it’s a good basic building block toward a good aulu lion," Morris said.
restaurant will be serving fruit 11 am. lo 2:30 p.m.
Molly Joe s restaurant at 1153 Oasis invites people to "cutie be a pan of our family," according lo Robert Kuikcl, manage*!.
“We’ll have the regular menu offered but I also am baking turkey, dressing and all the trimmings like my iiiamu taught me,” Kutkel said “It'll be a plate service where they can sit down and be serval and wui’t have to
walk through a line.”
Molly Joe’s will be open from ll
a.rri. to IO p.m. on Thursday and Kuikcl promises thai “no one will leave hungry ."
"If anyone dunks they can eat mort they can certainly have it,” he said The spread includes dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans with sauteed onions and mushrooms and pumpkin pie with
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Scheel puts hat in the ring
By ROBERT STEWART Stall Writer
Fumer Precinct 2 Constable Danny Scheel has announced that he intends to attempt a return to that office.
Scheel served as con stable from 1985 to 1988.
He did not seek reelection at that lime because he ran fu sheriff, he said. School
“I’ve been in taw enfucemem fu 20 years ara] served as a reserve deputy with the sheriff* dejaiit-rnem and as cuttable aud since 1989 have had my commission widi the Garden Ridge Police laud. i reestablish a
Department,” Scheel I His staled goal is to
relationship with the Jus
working re dee of the
to serve as bailiff, which he feels Is one of the pruner y dune* of the constable
Scheel also feels thai the constable’s office can play a greater role rn preventing burglaries.
“When I was constable, we had daytime patrols constantly and since then due has not been the case." he said.
Scheel, 45, is a I tie-lung resident of Comal County and is na—BBW of Comal Pawn in New Braunfels.
Hie neat constable must be able to adequately serve any civil or criminal processes which may come about dus lo the larger precinct created by ibis year** redfe-iricung process, Scheel said.
Scheel has named Ma wife Dana Scheel, as campaign
Scheel will run bern Ai Her br
Peace in Precinct 2 and
Water talks start