New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 15, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Tuesday, October 15, 1991
Comal River.................................219 cfs (down 3)
Edwards Aquifer.................623.68 cfs (down .04)
Canyon Lake outflow...................................322 cfs
Canyon Lake inflow.....................................146 cfs
Canyon Lake level..................................903.26 feet
South Texas forecasts
TODAY-WEDNESDAY: Sunny and warm days and fair and cool at night. High Wednesday in the 80s to near 90. Low tonight 40s Hill Country to near 60 south.
THURSDAY-SATURDAY: Hill Country and South Central Texas, sunny warm days, fair and cool at night. Lows from 40s Hill Country to 50s South Central. Highs in the 80s.
Services for Cleburne Warncke, 57, of El Cajon, Calif., were to be at IO a.m. today at Zocllcr Funeral Home in New Braunfels with the Rev. Ron Waller officiating. Burial will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
Mr. Wamckc died Oct. 9, 1991. He was bom Aug. 31, 1934, in Guadalupe County, Texas, to Edgar and Josephine Wieters Warncke.
He was owner and operator of Mesa Crating Co. and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his mother, Josephine Wamckc of New Braunfels; a daughter, Stacy Warncke of California; a son, Michael Wamckc and wife Fem of California; three sisters. Gar-line Borgfcid and husband Arthur of Schertz, Marjorie Kirmse and husband Kenneth of New Braunfels and Joy Bindscil of New Braunfels; two brothers, Kenneth Wamckc and wife Margaret of New Braunfels and John Warncke and wife Carol on San Antonio; and a grandchild, Ashley Brooke Wamckc.
Pallbearers will be Jim Wamckc, prank Bor eld, Tim P •> t, Grady Lawrence, Grant Lawrence and Michael Beard.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Heart Association.
Wally Marie Bartels
Services for Wally Marie Bartels, 99, of New Braunfels will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Zocller Funeral Home with the Rev. Daryl C. Higgins officiating. Burial will follow at Comal Cemetery.
Mrs. Bartels died Oct. 12, 1991, at Oak Crest Convalescent Center. She was bom Feb. IO, 1892, in Guadalupe County to Albert and Agnes (nee Mit-tcndorf) Kroesche.
She married Oct. 14, 1911 in Guadalupe County to Berino Bartels, who died March IO, 1941.
Mrs. Bartels was a retired nurse and had lived in New Braunfels for 50 years. She was a member of First Protestant United Church of Christ, Albert Kypfcr Lodge, Fraucnverein at First Protestant United Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law. Barney and Irene Bartels of New Braunfels; two grandsons, Bobby Bartels and Rodney Bartels, both of New Braunfels and two great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Jennifer Bands of New Braunfels.
Mrs. Bartels was preceded in death by two brothers, Martin and Gilbert Kroesche.
Memorials may be made to die First Protestant United Church of Christ.
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“Schoolroom of the War Years, 1941-1945,” needs the following items for its exhibit, slated for Wurstfest, Nov. 1-10: Round ink boules 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, loosclcaf notebooks and student’s work, and small or medium sized fish bowl.
Call Doris Parks at 625-8871 for more information.
Advance tickets for Wurstfest arc available at the Wurstfest office, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and New Braunfels Resorts. Advance tickets are $4 or $5 at the gate and $2 advance or $3 at the door of Wurs-thalle.
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and employees about allegations against the city manager, which included charges of attempting to influence city elections.
Council members voting in favor of Grohman were Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa Jr. and Council Members Bill Arnold, Clifton Brandt and ’Loraine Kraft. Goodbrcad and Council Members Rudy Seidel and Paul > Fraser voted against Grohman.
;• Several council members who sup-ported Grotunaii later expressed dis-• .appointment dial the mayor shared information about charges against ; Grohman, made by a city employee 'whose name has not been made public, with some members but not others •before the closed-door session.
I A Sept. 14 emergency meeting — Attended by Chapa, Brandi, Arnold ;and Kraft — to replace die mayor fail-’•ed to draw the quorum needed to conduct business.
! Some of Ute 31 charges against ! Grohman that have come to light, a1) of which Ik has denied, include:
Attempting to influence die January election in which citizens overwhelmingly voted to oppose die Lafarge Corporation’s plans to use hazardous industrial waste to make cement at a plant just outside die city.
• Attempting to influence city employees to vote against current <Tily Council Member Paul Fraser in •his May runoff election against Susan 'Curtis.
' • Supporting a project for a second
•municipal golf course because lie .stood to receive a golf course lot.
* • Performing a favor for a local
-water amusement park with the expectation of personal recompense
• Cursing during staff meetings and
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plan is overturned, taxes could easily double, he said.
“The author (of SB 351) said it is an ugly baby at best — I want to tell you it is a doubly ugly baby — but it beat the alternative,” Kuempel said.
Kuempel introduced representatives of the Comptroller’s Office and the Texas Education Agency who were on hand to provide details if needed to answer questions.
“We are a lot of very frustrated people flying to hold the line against the collapse of our school system,” Trustee Connie Cantu said. “Comal ISD will be in critical condition by next summer. We need a variance
A caption appearing with a Kaleidoscope section photograph appearing in Sunday’s edition of the New Br ousels Herald/* nun# concerning the CISD’s Health Occupations course should have identified Smithson Valley High School student George Blair and McKenna Memorial Hospital employee Dianna Kramer, operating room supervisor.
The Herald regrets die error.
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right now (from the rich-district classification).”
This need for a change in the way school districts are classified was echoed by Rogers.
“If Senate Bill 351 has given schools financial equality, should not the pro-rata losses be equally distributed as well?,” Rogers said. “We’ve been taking, as a so-called rich school, the brunt of the pro-rata losses.”
Rogers added that one fourth (1,600) of CISD students are on free and reduced-price lunches.
“That does not indicate wealth to me,” Rogers said.
“The legislation is already there —
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it’s not going to change regardless of what we say or do here this evening,” Rogers said. “But maybe if we can get the commissioner of education or the State Board of Education to listen to us through our representative or our senator, perhaps it will be changed and we’ll get some relief down the road.”
Prospects of a tax-rate rollback were also touched on at the meeting. A rollback would mean a cut of $1,958,700 from the district for the 1992-93 school year, Rogers said. A rollback would not affect this year’s budget. Some patrons called for a rollback while others begged for people not to vote for a rollback so that quality education could be maintained. Members of the audience also suggested a statewide property tax or sales tax and trimming school administration.
“You made a comment about too many administrators — and I’m one of them,” Rogers said. “I invite you to come to my office and tell me which one to cut.”
Sims defended administrators saying that without a leader, a ship will sink. He made a reference to the Exxon Valdez incident.
“I don’t know the answer, but I hope that all of us working together and pushing forward, we can correct the inequities that are here,” Trustee Leroy Goodson said. “We’re not a
wealthy school district. We’re just a school district that’s sprawled on great amounts of territory.”
Members of the audience addressed the legislators with their suggestions.
“Do not pass laws that cost incredible amounts of money and then leave it to the school board to fund,” said Charles Bird, Bulverde resident.
Kuempel admitted that the legislature is “dangerously close to putting that proverbial last straw on the camel’s back — and it’s going to break.”
“You cannot imagine the complexity of school funding,” Kuempel said.
Patron and former board member Bill Smith of Bulverde encouraged the legislators to support Education Commissioner Lionel Meno. He also suggested that some of the state’s surplus fund balance could be shifted to education.
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Examing the racks that held a stereo system including amplifier, tape player, CD player and tuner — installed last week at the new Seniors’ Center of Comal County on Landa Street and stolen over the weekend — are Bob Dingeldein, left, and Oscar Coddle. The equipment was valued at $1,000 to $1,500. (Photo by David Sullens)
bringing his child to the office during working hours.
Grohman said results of a professional polygraph lest taken voluntarily at his own expense on Sept. 30 in San Antonio prove he is telling the truth. But Goodbrcad and Seidel have publicly disputed the test’s validity.
Grohman’s charges against Good-bread, Fraser and Seidel — who all have denied the allegations — that have become public and also may have been included in an investigation include:
• City charier violations involving direct interference in die daily operations of lite city.
• Charier violations by Goodbrcad while conducling an investigation in an attempt to verily allegations made by the city employee against Grotunaii.
• inquiries by Seidel, before his election in May, about die extension of Fredericksburg Road near some property he owned.
• Election influencing by Seidel when he told Grohman how to vole after he was elected.
• Vulgar comments by Goodbrcad concerning prominent New Braunfels women and derogatory remarks about current council members except Seidel before and a1 ter their elections.
• Derogatory comments by Fraser alter his election concerning prominent New Braunfels citizens.
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Attorney Barry Moore puts the agreement in writing, he said.
“Under the circumstances, this was the best possible agreement that could have been reached," Chapa said. “In the long run, this was the least costly option and we will avoid a lawsuit. All the council members did have the best interests of the taxpayer at heart.”
Grohman did not return to the council chambers after the executive session and was unavailable for comment, but did meet with the council during die executive session.
Ken Brazlc, Grohman’s New Braunfels attorney, after the executive session declined to comment on the proceedings or the possibility of future litigation against the city.
Chapa said the resignations were pan of an agreement in the best interests of the community.
“This is a very good step in the right direction. All the council members have been through a lot of trauma in the past week, and we arc all working together to try to bring unity back to the city,” he said.
Action lo elect a new mayor and, if necessary, a new mayor pro tem, will be included on the agenda for Oct. 28, the council’s next regularly scheduled meeting, Chapa said. Until then, Chapa will serve as mayor.
The council also named longtime Assistant City Manager Hector Tamayo as interim city manager. Chapa said the council would be in no
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hurry to replace Grohman.
“We’re really not in a hurry at the present time. Hector Tamayo has been the assistant city manager for a long time, and he has served in the capacity of city manager before and has done an excellent job. We have total confidence in his ability," Chapa said.
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