New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 11, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Drug bustStammtischBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Rozlynn Oayle Rosales, Fred Vega Jr., Sandra Ayala, Elizabeth Dunn, Regina Hill, Aaron Anthony Ledesma, Kimberly Tul-las, Doug Mills, Wally Fellers, Roxanne Wunderlich, Tony Villalobos, Eddie Nevarez, Darlene Ramiez and Jeanette Brothers.
Belated birthday wishes to Erma Espinosa.
“Happy anniversary” today to Clarence and Valira Timmermann, Wesley and Ora Timmermann, Red and Allccn Schcel, Brett and Tammi Smith and Milton and Bonnie Scheel.
Celebrating a birthday Saturday, Sammy Martinez, Will Winters, Mark “Bear” Garza, Elaine Marie Smith, George Rosales, Isabel Rosales, Boy Montanez, Edward Sanchez Jr. and Pete Gonzales Jr.
“Happy anniversary” Saturday to Ramon and Fermina Espinoza and Orlando and Ruby Castiileja.
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.Heritage Exhibit
The Heritage Society Exhibit, "Schoolroom of the War Years, 1941-1945,” needs the following items for its exhibit, slated for Wurstfest, Nov. 1-10: Round ink bottles with dippers, a wall clock, pencil sharpener, pencil box, lunch kit, round 1/2 pint milk bottle, real tinfoil, IO cent war savings stamps and book, elementary textbooks in good condition, looscleaf notebooks and student's work, and small or medium sized fish bowl. Call Doris Parks at 625-8871 for more information.Golf tournament
It’s time to tee off for the American Cancer Society's River Country Golf Tournament al Northcliffe Country Club Friday, Oct. 18. This year’s event, beginning with lunch at 1:30 p.m., will be a two-golfer scramble with flighting by handicaps, with a shot-gun start at I p.m. The American Cancer Society hopes to raise more than twiefc last year’s funds of $2,000. The tournament entry donation is $50 per person ($100 per team) and includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and refreshments during the tournament. The deadline to enter is Oct. 16. Co-chairmen Johnny Johnson and Pete Hendricks said entry forms arc available at all arca golf courses or by contacting Bob Sohn, at 629-8482, or Tim Briely, at 625-9111.Rummage sale
BRACKEN — Bracken United Methodist Women are sponsoring a rummage sale Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. al the fellowship hall, Farm-to-Markct 2252. For more information or directions call 625-1849 or (512) 651 -6928. DRT meets Saturday
The Ferdinand Lindhcimer Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas will meet at the Forkc Store in Conservation Plaza tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Mil Duhon will give a biographical sketch of her greai-great-grandfalhcr, James Allen, the last courier to leave the Alamo. For more information about eligibility to join die DRT call 629-3272 or 629 6668. Nature’s Way
“Nature’s Way: Arachnophobi-a,” sponsored by the city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Dcpanmcni, is slated for Wednes-
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Highs in the low 80s and overnight lows in the high 50s are likely throughout South Central Texas the remainder of die week. For weather details, see Page 2A.
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A New Braunfels man remains in the Comal County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond today on charges of illegal investment after allegedly purchasing a large quantity of cocaine from undercover narcotics off*ccrs, said Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer.
Joseph James Schultz Jr., 43, of the 800 block of Northsta*’ Loop is a district representative for the Aid Association for Lutherans, an insurance company located in a business park in the 800 block of Interstate 35.
He was arrested around 6 p.m. Thursday after allegedly paying $15,000 cash in $100 hills for one kilogram of cocaine, which is approximately 2.2 pounds, Bremer said.
“We have an illegal investment,” Bremer said. “A local businessman, trying to make sonic money.”
The sheriffs department was assisted in the arrest by officers of the Alamo Arca Narcotics Task Force (AANTF), of which Bremer is executive director.
Besides the cash, sheriff’s investigators seized computer equipment, and two boxes filled with pornographic videotapes, numbering more than 50. Also taken were catalogs and order forms for pornographic videos.
“There were scales, some 'cut* and zip-lock bags," Bremer said.
Ii was unsure whether the videotapes were being sold.
“He had multiple copies of some films. ” Bremer said.
Also seized were electronic
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Joseph James Schultz Jr. answers questions as an investigator inspects his office in the 800 block of Interstate 35 (Photo by Robert Stewart)
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By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
The Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday tentatively approved $428,000 in computer system improvements.
Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with Plano-based The Software Group on the condition that each commissioner individually approved the final contracts later that day.
Under the agreement, TSG as the systems integrator has complete responsibility for the county’s computers. TSG guarantees to provide users a two-second response time for simple computer transactions and virtually no down time or loss of productivity due to changing the hardware. If all performance conditions aren’t met, TSG promises to refund the county’s
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Changes in regulations on adult-oriented businesses to be considered.
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Trustee Tom Potter. “Something very radical is going to happen to our district if something doesn’t change.” According to the state funding formula, CISD is classified as a property-rich school district.
Comal (SD has lost $1,895,310 in funding from the State of Texas for the 1991-92 school year due to changes in the funding formula and pro-rata losses.
District officials asked Shields to consider an adjustment in die funding formula that would take into consideration the geographic sparsity of CISD. “The schools are scattered, but they
existed before the district existed,’’ said Abel Cantos, business manager.
Shields agreed to attend a meeting with Rogers, members of the CISD board of trustees, and Dr. Lionel Meno, state commissioner of education, on Oct. 22 to discuss the district’s funding crisis.
“First, let’s be sure there is no mistake here,” said Shields. "Then let s look at the options. The commissioner (of education) retains the option to adjust the formula "
The meeting was not posted as a public board meeting but some school board trustees and members of the
money and remove the new equipment at its own expense.
Precinct I Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans said he wanted to read the contracts thoroughly before giving final approval.
“What was presented a few minutes ago was not one contract but four or five, and I question if that’s really what Comal County intended,” Evans said. “It was my impression that we were contracting with one vendor.”
TSG President Glenn Smith said his company, as the systems integrator, will be the county’s primary contact, according to the proposed county-TSG contract. The other proposed sub-contracts arc maintenance agreements directly between the county and suppliers of the hardware the county will purchase, he said. By contracting directly, the county will save overhead costs on maintenance payments and be less “locked in" to TSG, Smith said.
TSG and IBM both submitted proposals opened by the court last week. TSG, the county’s current software supplier, submitted a bid that included both hardware and TSG software, as outlined in the proposal specifica-lions, while IBM’s bid included only hardware.
Based on recommendations to die county by independent computer consultant Bill McGinty of Seguin, TSO proposed the $428,(XX) hardware and software upgrade to the county’s financial, judicial and sheriff systems. Most of the county’s current hardware will continue to be used, and the proposal includes 60 additional computer terminals above the current 128.
The upgrade features a new $280,000 main computer for the Courthouse judicial-processing part of the system. About $50,000 of die total will go toward additions lo the system, while the remaining $98,(HK) is for a previously approved enhancements in the sheriff’s office.
According to McGinty, trying to window dress problems with the current system would cost about $75,IKK) more during the next four years than the upgrade.
ITW county’s current system — which features a “one-of-a-kind" Unisys hardwarc-TSG software — is now al capacity. New software and the $280,000 Mips RC 3360 central computer are targeted al allowing expandability and eliminating current compatibility problems.
Since implementing die current system in phases begirding in 1989, the county has spent more than $300,000 on hardware, software, training and maintenance. Problems “marrying" die hardware and software have left employee users complaining that extremely slow response times limit their productivity.
County officials, including the county auditor, arui a I SG representative thoroughly examined Mips* financial condition, County Judge Carter Casteel said after die meeting.
Despite reports in industry journals of a recent quarterly loss by Mips Computer Systems, the company as a whole appears strong, she said.
“We reel very comfortable with Mips,” Casteel said. “We looked at the company over a period of time,
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Shields briefed on CISD’s ills
Comal Independent School District Superintendent Joe Rogers told State Board of Education member John Shields that CISD has been penalized because it consolidated and brought die rural districts to the point where they are today.
Shields met with officials of the Comal Independent School District in a Thursday meeting at the CISD Central Administraiion Office to discuss the school funding formula situation.
‘To put us in the same classification with Alamo Heights which has seven square miles, four campuses and zero growth is ludicrous," said
public showed up.
“If we have a rollback or more prorata losses, we arc talking about cutting all extracurricular programs, all UIL activities, all honors and advanced placement courses.”
“And we will have nodung else to cut but people," said Trustee Connie Cantu. “We’ve cut everything else " Parents, patrons and taxpayers in the CISD are invited to a public meeting at 7:30 p m. Monday at Smithson Valley High School with State Sen Bill Sims and State Rep. Edmund Kuempel to address the funding cnsis in the local school district.
Commissioners nominate Clennan for CAD board
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Comal County Tax Assessor-Collector Gloiia Clennan was nominated by the Commissioners Court on Thursday to serve on the Comal Appraisal District board of directors.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Morris “Moe” Schwab made a motion to nomiMate Clennan after thanking Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmile for his four years of service on the board. After a second by Precinct I Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans, die board voted unanimously lo nominate the lax assessor-col lector for a two-year term.
After die meeting, Clennan said the court asked her to serve on the five-member ('AD board, a common statewide piactice for county tax assessor collectors, who work with
local appraisal districts almost daily.
Craigmile said he didn’t decline to serve a third term and believed CAD seats .should be extensions of the governing bodies. Currently, he is secretary of the board.
County Judge Caner Casteel said the court agreed that Clennan, who has served on the board previously, would be a good nominee based on tier knowledge of and experience with the appraisal district ’s operations.
“It was certainly no disrespect or discredit lo Commissioner Craig-mile’s service on the board,’’ Casteel said.
Others currently serving on die CAD board are Chairman S.D. David Jr., Vice Chairman Raymond Soecht-ing, Harvey Pape and Felipe Ramirez Jr.
Herald extendings its office hours
Beg timing Monday, Oct. 14, the Herald-Zeitung offices at 707 Lamia St. will open at 8 a m.
“Day after day," said Editor and Publisher David Sullcns, “people come to the paper between 8 and 8:30 a.m. lo try and do business with us and wind up having to wait.
“lf that many people expect us to be ready to help them at 8 a m., that’s when we need to be ready."
The newspaper’s hours had been 8:30 ».m.-5:30 p m
The closing time will remain unchanged.
“Not just a newspaper, but any business needs to meet the needs of the people who depend on it,” Sullcns said. “This is no big thing, but I hope it will help us do that a little bit bettor.”
Music fest dedication
Robert Earl Keen leads his group in a country-western tune at the Songwriters Dedication to Gruene Music Fest at Lands Station Friday night Festivities kick oft tonight for the 5th Annual Grusne Music Fast slated ail day Saturday in Gruene. For more Information call
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