New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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October 31, 1991
Vol. 139, No. 247
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / nome of Amanda Barnett
One Section, 12 Pages
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Cindy Luna, Veronica Ann Morales, Alfred A. Rothe, Rusty Casdancda, Evelyn Stahl, Ann Kuehler, Mary Lou Schweiz-er, Connell Rading, Joe Guerrero, Mary Diane Garcia, Dave Smith# and Lynn Neeley.
“Happy anniversary” today to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Benavides.
Belated birthday wishes to Hector J. Hernandez and Rene Garcia Jr.
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.
Tours of die First Protestant Church are available daily from IO a.m. to 4 p.m. during Wurstfest, Nov. 1-10. The special exhibit this year features weddings. On display are wedding gowns from the 40s and memorabilia front weddings through the years.
A & M Mothers
Comal County A & M Mothers Club will meet Monday, Nov. 4 at the New Braunfels 1SD Education Catter kitchen, 430 W. Mill St. Rte kitchen entrance is in back of the building on Bridge Street. A salad supper is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a business meeting. Program will be chopping pecans for the cookie bake. Bring your favorite salad and a food processor.
Persons interested in getting their properties presented at the National Land Institute Marketing Session at the annual convention next week in Las Vegas should contact Johnny Classen of Century 21 Noms Realty, Inc.
The two-day event allows realtors to expose farm, ranch and selectee commercial properties listed for sale with Century 21 to people throughout the United States. Call 625-8061.
Year-round schooling will be the topic for three community meetings to be sponsored by the Comal Independent School District during November, lite public is invited to attend the meetings which will be 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Smithson Valley High School; on Nov. 11 at Mountain Valley Elementary Schixd and on Nov. 18 at Canyon Middle School. District staff members will be on hand at the community meetings seeking input from parents and patrons of the sch(X)l district concerning the vear round school concept, and to answer questions, for more information call Carol Hall, assistant superintendent, at 625 8081 or 885-7674.
I he Daughters of tin* Republic of Texas will celebrate the 100th anniversary of die founding of their organization with a noon luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 6 al the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church at 373 Howard St. Henry Guerra of San Antonio will speak oil “Preserving our Texas History.” The public is invited lo attend. Reservations are $10 per person and must be made by Nov. I to Mar ie Offerman, 653 Encino S** STAMMTISCH, Pag* 2
All Saints Day
Affton Hernandes straightens her halo as she prepares for Ail Saints Day Nov. 1. At left, other sixth grade students a1 Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church dress up for the specie occasion. Students are Jennifer Cinders, Julia Carrano, Theresa Wylie, David Roberts, ^Jennifer Rourke, Shana Allen, Genie Lad shaw, Allison Hernandez, Amy Theall, Carrie Newiin, and Nicho las Weber. (Photos by Annelies Schlickenrieder)
Officials look at complaints against chief
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
The Garden Ridge City Council on Wednesday voted to add the mayor’s charges of insubordination to a list of complaints against the police chief, but delayed a scheduled evidentiary hearing until next week.
The evidencing hearing, similar to but not officially a trial, is now scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Municipal Court Building preceding the regular monthly City Council meeting at 7 p.m.
Police Chief Parus Dudley’s attorney, Daniel Macso of San Antonio, sought a delay of at least one week, saying he recently was injured in an automobile accident and had just completed a complicated murder trial and needed more time.
Council members voted 3-2 in favor of the delay, with council members J.P. Minikin, Recd Switzer and John Albracht voting in favor of the delay and Mayor Pro Tem Paid White and Council Member John Curtis voting against postponement.
Albracht and Switzer argued that the delay was needed because the original complaint against Dudley filed by White in August recently had been rewritten by the city attorney. City Attorney Steve Kosub said the mayor requested he simply condense
and clarify the complaint and that no
new charges were added during the rewriting.
The council also voted 3-2 to add insubordination to the complaint against Dudley, with Switzer and Albracht voting against the addition. After the meeting. Mayor Linda Kle-kar said she could not yet discuss the exact nature of the insubordination charge. Maeso said the mayor’s complaint dealt with him not reporting daily to the city administrator as required and not releasing the personnel file of an officer Dudley recently disciplined.
In August, a split council voted to conduct the evidentiary hearing on Dudley’s performance in the wake of White’s formal written complaint.
Allegations against Dudley, all of which he denies, include allowing a reserve officer to patrol without state-required paperwork and another to patrol without taking an oath, improperly commissioning reserve officers through the state, and leaving the city without police protection the night of Aug. 2.
Next week’s hearing will include testimony by witnesses, cross-examination by the attorneys representing both sides, and a council vote to retain or terminate Dudley.
DA says video setup helpful
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The aggravated sexual case that was heard in District Court this week was the first time in Comal County that a child victim was allowed to testify in an adjacent room with live video trunamission to the courtroom.
A statute allowing this setup came from a ruling Sept. I called the Garcia case, said District Attorney Bill M. Reinter.
Reimcr said he thought the video
testimony set up to protect child victims proved itself lo be practical and helpful.
“I was very pleased with the way it
worked out," Rcimcr said. “The defendant cannot assert that he had no right of confrontauon."
Both the prosecutor and the defense attorney sal in the adjacent courtroom where lite child witness was questioned. A representative of Comal
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Landowners and motorists prepare for deer season
By ROBERT STEWART SMH Writer
Deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 2 and landowners and motorists find themselves facing different hazards.
landowners issuing deer leases need to realize the possibility of liability for hunters’ safely on their land and motorists need to be aware of deer hazards as they drive during this time of year.
“According to current law, the landowner s liability depends on die amount charged for attry,” says attorney J talon Fambrough, author of “The
Texas Deer Lease."
Mike "Doc” Cantu-Withoff of
Doc’s Guns in New Braunfels said that the best insurance for motorists is deterrence provided by deer whistle devices which arc attached to the front bumper of a vehicle.
“This time of year be sure to be real careful driving on a full moon night because those animals are feeding,” Camu-Wiihoff said. “They especially like the side ol the road on a lull moon night. Everybody gets a deer, either by shooting them or hitting them with a car .”
Ila device produces a high Ire quency whistle that can be heaid by the deer but not human. . The deer freeze when they hear the sound.
Herald to publish deer photos
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wants to help you tell the world when you bag your deer.
Deer season opens in the New Braunfels area on Saturday, Nov. 2.
A Herald-Zeitung photographer will be on duty at the office, 707 Landa St., throughout the day Saturday to photograph hunters and their deer.
On Sunday, the photographer will be al the ncwspajx-r from 9
a.m. until I p m.
During the following week. deer photos will be made during the paper's regular hours, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Photos made will be published as soon as possible, said Publisher David Sullen*, with the newspaper making as much space available as is necessary to run photos quickly.
Coordinating the deer photo effort if Herald-Zeiiung Sports Editor Joe Belk.
Cantu-Wuholi said that he has equipped vehicles in the fica of the Comal County Sheriffs Deparuncnt with the whistles.
"We’ve used diem since 1989 and have been “Very happy with them,” said Chief Deputy Elwood Hohcrz of the Comal County Sheriff’s Deparuncnt.
Hollers added that there have been some collisions with deer because drivers slow down when they sec deer,
“ I "hose things only work going
over 30 miles an hour.” he said. "The
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Halloween fun tonight
Council considers enterprise zoneGood Day
Hic temperature is slowly dropping and die high today will only teach about 48. Cany your jackets and umbrellas when trick-or-treaiing tonight. Tonight's low will dip into the low 40s. The high in New Braunfels Wednesday was 54 and the recorded low was 41. Rainfall in die city 'Tuesday was .33.
There are several locations where local trick-or-treaters can chill out in a safe environment as they get scared by demons and spooks—and bag some candy.
• The New Braunfels Fire Department is sponsoring the "Haunted Fire House” tonight at the old Central Fire Station at 131 S. Hill Ave. There couldn't be a safer haunted house as the deranged monsters within the Rjooky old building will be disguised firefighters and emergency medical service personnel. Hours are from 6-10 p.m. and admission and eddy ire free.
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreate Department is cosponsoring a haunted house with the Canyon High School Thespian
Society at the Landa Park Bath House. Visitors are welcome to tour the house for $2 per person. Children under 6 enter free. The haunted bath house will be open late Halloween night. For more information call 620-PLAY.
The Holiday lim in New Braunfels will sponsor a haunted house Thursday, CXI. 31 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Children enter free and candy will be distributed.
A place to take the chills and gore out of Halloween and put in fun and thrills galore is at “Safe Night,” sponsored by the New Braunfels High School Student Council.
"Safe Night” is slated for Oct.
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By MARK WARNKEN Stet* Writer
Hic New Braunfels City Council has scheduled a second workshop to further discuss airily mg to the state for an enterprise /.one aflei giving tentative approval lo the plum
During a workshop and a public hearing during Tuesday's council meeting, Tom Purdum, president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, and Michael Meek, Chandler vice president, made Pleine null ions and answered questions about enteri»rise zones, intended to create jobs and spur invesunent rn ai ca of economic dish ess, and about establishing such a zone locally.
City Council Member Paul Fraser disagreed with some wording in the
city’s pioposed oidinance asking the state to approve a 2.41 square-nule area in the eastern pan of the city as an euler]* ise zone.
“Our ordinance talks about this arca being a threat to the public health and welfare,” Fraser said. “I don’t dunk lins area is a threat... Maybe we need lo look al that wording.”
Meek said the Chamber, in proposing the ordinance for adoption by the council, simply followed suggested wording by the state bul that possible changes could be studied.
Council members later in the meeting unanimously approved the first reading of a proposed ordinance asking the state to approve the local enterprise zone, but agreed that more discussion is needed in a second
workshop session Nov. 11 before the next regular City Council meeting, when the council will consider approving the second of three required readings of die ordinance.
The proposed 2.41-square-mile zone includes most of the residential area southeast of Common Street between the Comal River and the Guadalupe River and runs curb-to curb along Common Street northeast to Cutrate Road. The remainder of the /one, the area targeted for economic development, is bounded by Gruene Road on the west, following Sunny-brook Drive east, Farm-to Market 306 north, the MK&T Railroad tracks east. Hunter Road south, the eastern city limits south lo Interstate 35 and then west to the intersection of Gruene Road with die Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks.