New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Suspects charged in park thefts
A cleaner Comal RiverBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Dustin Kincaid, Feliciana Horcz, Angie Gonzales, Rebecca Clemons, Jason Vogcs, Margarcttc Watts, Dustin Anderson, Ricky Tucker, Penelope Church and Maggie Hernandez.
Celebrating a birthday Monday, Silverio J. Gonzales, Nathan Brown, Luciano “Magoo” Reyes, Hilda “Schaaltz.ic” Scholl, Shane Anthony and Lupc Dominguez.
Belated birthday wishes to Frank Parcdcz, Chris Juarez and Mary Jane Martinez.
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.Solicitation warning
Officials of die New Braunfels Independent School District arc urging people in the community to beware of persons who may say they are representing New Braunfels High School and soliciting funds for clubs or projects. Officials say legitimate students will have a letter from a school official. For more information call the High School at 625-6271.Art demonstration
Vie Dunn-Mar, a recent demonstrator for the New Braunfels Art League, will be giving an oil painting workshop at the Arts Center, 646 Walnut Square, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two Fridays, Oct. ll and 18. For more information or to register, call the Art League at 629-8022.Choir kickoff concert
Smithspn Valley High School band and choir kickoff concert and membership drive is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Smithson Valley High School Commons.
Anyone interested in being a strokeAum official for swim meets call Bud Dallmann at 625-6342. Training will be furnished.Costume party
The Hill Country Central 4-JJ Club will be having a meeting and Halloween costume party at the Extension Office on Tuesday, Oct.
8 at 7:30 p.m. All members arc asked lo attend and bring a friend. There will be a contest for the best costumes. For more information call 625-9370.Music Fest
The Herald'/£ilunn will publish a scries of articles and schedules next week for the upcoming Grucnc Music Fest slated for (XU. ll and 12 in Gruenc. The event pours money into United Way.Arthritis self help
Self help classes for |>eople with arthritis will be Oct. IO through Nov. 14 on Thursday afternoons from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at McKenna Memorial Hospital Garza Street Classroom, 143 E. Garza St. There is a $15 fee for the class and scholarships arc available. The classes arc offered by the Arthritis Found-ation . To register call 1-800-284-2438.
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To have an item listed in Slam-mtisch, contact Janine Green or Stephanie Ferguson at 625-9144. Submissions should be of community interest but not commercial in nature.
Plenty of sunshine and nice mild temperatures are in the forecast today with a high expected in the upper 70s. The overnight low will dip down into the low 50s.
For weather details, see Page 2.
Stammtisch Leaders say city’s image at stake
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
Five persons have been arrested and charged with allegedly stealing money from a New Braunfels water park after a Comal County grand jury handed down sealed indictments recently.
According to New Braunfels police the men were employees of Schlittcr-bahn Watcrpark at the lime of the alleged thefts.
Following is the list of those arrested, including what they have been charged with and bond posted for release from the Comal County Jail:
• Brandon Olson, 19, of San Antonio; theft over $750/undcr $20,000; pled guilty; prc-scntencing investigation ordered by District Judge Robert Pfcuffer, released on personal recognizance bond.
• Kelly Ann Clayton, 24, 600 block of S. Casten, New Braunfels; theft over $750/undcr $20,000; arrested, released on $ 1,500 bond.
• Lawrence Daniel Gormlcy, 25, of Austin; theft over $750/under $20,(MX); released on $1,500 bond.
• Gcorgcna Thomas, 20, of Route I, New Braunfels: theft over $750/undcr $20,(XX); released on $1,500 bond.
• Oscar Hernandez, 19, of the 4(X) block of Hidalgo Ave.; theft over $750/undcr $2(),()(X); released on $1,500 bond.
More arrests arc expected this week in the case, police said.
Schlilterhahn officials could not be reached for comment.
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Council back behind doors
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
The New Braunfels City Council will go back behind closed doors Monday night to discuss an independent investigation concerning allegations of wrongdoing against the city manager and council members.
According to an agenda posted at 3:30 p.m. Friday, a special council meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday in the meeting room of the New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
The meeting will open with an executive session, closed to the public, to discuss “personnel matters (city manager and City Council).”
Council members then will reconvene in open session for formal action on hiring an independent investigator or requesting an investigation by a public agency regarding allegations against the city manager and City Council members. The council also is scheduled to consider proposals from firms providing investigative services.
Before adjourning the meeting, the council will decide which allegations will be investigated.
SM GROHMAN, Page 2ADrug-free essays due by Oct. 15
In conjunction with Texas Red Ribbon Week, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is sponsoring an essay contest for middle school students.
Eligible students are asked to write an essay based on “Why I am Drug Free.” Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Oct. 15 at noon. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to 6lh, 7th and 8th graders. Prizes include season passes to Schlit-terbahn, bowling games, and pizza.
Red Ribbon Week, slated for Oct. 19-27, aims lo establish and promote drug-free lifestyles among all segments of die community.
More than 200 divers from across the state of Texas converged on New Braunfels Saturday for the annual Comal River cleanup. Kandace Sykes, above, of Houston, shows her find, a key. Right, divers get a preview before the dive. Trash, shoes and clothing were just some of the articles found. (Photos by Annelies Schlickenrieder)
Commissioners to consider more road name changes
The street namings are part of a continuing effort to establish unambiguous addresses for all areas of the county for the effective implementation of the 9-1-1 emergency program.
The Comal County Commissioners Court has scheduled a public hearing for IO a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 to hear comments from residents about assigning names lo several unnamed roads and a slight name change to one road.
Commissioners will conduct the hearing in the Commissioners Cour-trtxim of the Courthouse Annex, 150 N. Seguin Street, Suite 301. Prior to die hearing, residents also can call 620-5501 or write to voice any concerns.
The street namings are part of a continuing effort lo establish unambiguous addresses for all areas of die
county for the effective implementation of the 9-1-1 emergency program.
The only road name lo be altered will be Aspen in Forest View Nordi in Cormnissioner Precinct 4. The county proposes lo rename it Aspen Ridge.
Proposed names for private roads, followed by localion-and county commissioner precinct, are:
• Dccpwcll, Canyon I .ake Village West, Precinct I.
• Dusty Lane, off River Road, Precinct I.
• Edger Drive, off Berberid) Road, Precinct 3.
• Kirk Lane, off Beck Road (formerly Schwarz Road), Precinct I.
• Kolaccks Place, off Farm to-Markct 1863 between Mission Valley Road and Krueger, Precinct 3.
• Lor inc Drive, Slur', zv ii Ic, Precinct
•‘McCord Road, oil Rebecca Road, Precinct I.
• Millies Lane, off Farm to Market
306, Precinct 4.
• Mi. Breeze Camp, off River Road near Mt. Breeze Camp, I Vee i net I.
• Phantom Trail, Rebecca Creek Park, Precinct 4.
• Posey Ranch Road, Filcher, l*ie cinct 4.
• Range Road, south of Berberid! Road oil T exas 46, Precinct 3.
• Rock Hill Trail, off Texas 46 south of Herbert in Road, Precinct 3.
• Rocky Top Ranch Road, off River Road south of fourth crossing, Precinct 4.
• Rogers Road, off Homier Lamgc Road, Precinct I.
• Surnad Place, off Highway 482 nordic as I of Farm to-Market 1103, Precinct 2.
• Towry Lane, off Texas 46 between U.S. 281 and Spring Blanch Road, Precinct I.
• Wunderlich Drive, near Hideaway subdivision off Rebecca Creek,
October 6, 1991
Three Sections, 44 Pages
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Several community leaders agree the longer the current city government dispute continues the more damaging it will be to New Braunfels’ image.
Bob Schima, president of the Downtown Merchants Association and owner of Henne Hardware, said many outsiders will look upon the city negatively, from an economic standpoint, because of the quarreling.
“I hope we benefit from the mistakes we are making and become a better community because of it,” Schima said.
“I guess what we have to do is ask what questions need to answered,” he said. “There are solutions. I don’t say fire this and hire that, but let’s get everything open and honest, and if everyone is open and honest and pro
fessional then we should be able to come up with a solution that takes care of everyone.”
Schima said the situation also may be doing irreparable harm to the future of some people serving the city in both paid and volunteer capacities.
“It’s just going to hurt those people. They care about the city, or else they wouldn’t be there — everyone from
From left, Miller, Casteel and Schima.
the City Council to the city manager to city employees,” Schima said.
Schima said he couldn’t judge either side because he doesn’t know all the facts and probably will never know them.
“I don’t think any one person has all the facts. I think some people have the facts for their side and the other Bm IMAGE, Pag* 2A