New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Sunday, September 15, 1991
The doorway of Doc s Guns on Walnut was widened early Friday when a Chevrolet Suburban was used as a battering ram, giving burglars access to the store’s display cases. (Photo by Robert Stewart)
Doc’s Guns hit Friday by latest drive-in theft
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
I Doc’s Guns at 1111 N. Walnut in '.New Braunfels was the most recent ‘target of a drive-in burglary early in ♦the morning of Friday, Sept. 13.
I The break-in was related to another ^burglary at Canyon Automotive at *1495 Highway 81. Someone stole a •blue Chevrolet Suburban from the ^automotive business and used it to ‘ram in the front door of the gun shop •just after 3 a.m., officials said.
. “We’re not sure how much they ^took yet,” Mike “Doc” Cantu-•WithofT, owner of the store. “They ^smashed one display case and took
several pistols. Apparently they couldn’t get the Suburban out of the doorway and had to jump back and forth over the hood.”
This also caused the suspects to flee the arca on foot, according to a witness, he said.
Officer Steven D. Nicely of the New Braunfels Police Department canine unit used a police dog to track the suspects but lost the trail in a heavily-wooded area off N. Walnut Ave., police officials said.
“We’ve been in business 13 years and this is the first time this has happened,” said CordeliaCantu-Withoff.
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p.m. Tuesday as part of the Bells Across America event honoring the U.S. Constitution, which was signed into law Sept. 17, 1787 — 204 years ago. The county Commissioners Court and the New Braunfels City Council have both declared the week of Sept. 17 to 23 as Constitution Week in their respective juri sdictions.
Comal Independent School District Community Education is offering a defensive driving class Tuesday and Thursday Canyon High School from 6-10 p.m. Fee is $25. Call 625-8576 or 625-8081 to enroll.
New Braunfels Newcomers Club will have a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Landa Park Pavilion #16. Bring a covered dish and drinks.
Teen Connection is seeking volunteers to enhance services offered in the girls and boys shelters, alternative school, outpatient counseling service and outreach program, the thrift shop and the new teen parent program.
Training is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Teen Connection, 1414 W. San Antonio St. in New Braunfels. This will be followed by a selfesteem workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. presented by Teen Connection Director Nancy Ney. For more information or to pre-register for the training call 629-6571.
George A. Garcia VFW Memorial Post #11050 will sponsor a barbecue chicken plate with all the trimmings for $3.50 Saturday, Sept. 21. Plates may be picked up from noon to 2 p.m. at the Texas Army National Guard Armory. Tickets arc sold by post members.
Friends for Rivers is looking for volunteers to help with registration and parking at Rivcrfcst Saturday, Sept. 21. Participants of Rivcrfcst will clean up the Guadalupe River from Canyon Lake Dam to New Braunfels. To help clean up call any river outfitter on the Guadalupe River to pre-register. To volunteer for registration and parking call Dec Buck at 629-6583.
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gave mc his opinion that day and said he would further research it. He said he thought it would be proper to verify some of these items.”
City Attorney Barry Moore, in interviews Friday and Saturday, said he may have initially given the mayor some erroneous information, but additional research indicated it was improper, under the charter, for the mayor to contact the department heads. But Motyc said he thought there was no intentional violation of the charter.
“I feel like Mr. Moore is in a very awkward position. He works for the mayor and all the council members and for Mr. Grohman. This puts him in an untenable situation,” Goodbread said. “I feel very sorry for him.
“I would say that Mr. Moore has been ‘waffling* between opinions," Goodbread said. “I feel like pressure is being applied to him from the two different directions council is taking and the pressure Mr. Grohman is putting on him.”
As far as the future effectiveness of the divided council, Goodbread said, the members can work together all long as each remembers they represent the people first. He said he doesn’t believe he comprised his future effectiveness as mayor by not ignoring the allegations as he said some council members did.
“If they had done the right thing, Mr. Grohman’s tenure would have already come due,” Goodbread said.
Kraft, in a telephone conversation Friday, said she weighed the facts and considered Grohman’s three years of service to the community when casting her vote last week to retain the city manager.
“I tried to figure out what I had heard — it wasn’t all positive, there was some negative — but I tried to take that information and Paul’s three years of service to the community, and that’s what I made my decision on,” Kraft said.
She said although the past few days have been extremely stressful, she hopes the council, Goodbread, Groh-man and the community can put this behind them instead of letting the issue “fester and grow into something bigger and uglier.”
“I hope we could come out of this a more united council and have a better
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ly will be closed so students may participate in the events.
Through Sunday, Sept. 30, a variety of activities will be available* Included are games and contests, a horse shoe tournament, rodeo, several dances and a full schedule of live entertainment.
Although it inadvertently was included in the list of activities in the special section, there will be no team roping competition.
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Committed as local sponsors arc Mary Kay Cosmetics — Ann Kohler, Entex, Comal Flower Shop, Krueger Mazda, Milt Ferguson Motor Co., Dove Plumbing, Sandy's Sweet Shop, Pas Schonc Haus, Han/. Decorating, Kwik-Kopy and Scars Catalog and Appliance Center.
’ While the event is being staged at po charge to participants, tickets will be necessary for admission to the Civic Center’s limited seating. Tickets, limited to six per person, can be
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working relationship, but I don’t know if that’s possible with a division like we had the other night,** Kraft said. “I think four felt as strong as the three, and I not going to say that cither side is 100-pcrccniright.”
She said, based on conversations with the city attorney, she believes the mayor did not technically violate the city charter. But she disagrees with the mayor releasing information to some council members but not others.
“I felt I was important as the other six were. I’ll just speak for myself, but there were a couple of others left out. But I think possibly much of this trouble that we’re experiencing right now, if it had been handled in a different manner, we would not be at a crossroads.”
Seidel, in a telephone interview Friday, said he voted against retaining Grohman because of the seriousness of the accusations and the input of many constituents. Some council members voted more against the mayor than for Grohman, he said.
The mayor in no way violated the charter during the investigation, Seidel said.
“I think if he had done it any other
Fitness class begins Monday in NBISD series
Beginning Level Fitness, offered through New Braunfels ISD Community Education, is new exercise class.
Taught by Lisa Smith, it is a moderate intensity, low-impact cardiovascular work out. Muscle toning and flexibility routines are included.
The first session meets Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept 16-Oct. 23 in the Seele Elementary Gym. Class meets from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is only $20 per session or $2 per class.
Call 629-0349 in the evenings to register. Bring a set of light hand weights, one to three pounds, and a mat or towel for floor exercises.
Secle Elementary is located at 540 Howard Street.
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Researchers in Europe found that an ingredient in the aptly named product Food Source One actually caused people to lose weight, even though specifically instructed not to alter normal eating patterns, according to one study published in the prestigious British Journal of Nutrition. Researchers in an earlier study had speculated that the weight loss was due to a decrease in the intestinal absorption of calories.
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way, he wouldn’t have been doing his duty. These allegations were brought to him. For him to have dropped them and say we’re not going to mess with those would have been very, very wrong,” Seidel said. “He had to look into it to see if these allegations were true, and he did that.”
Goodbread said the allegations and the two recent executive sessions had
nothing to do with the city manager’s recent applications for employment in Tyler and Temple.
The mayor said he favors meetings open to the public, adding that the current situation is a good example why he supports changes to the city charter so the mayor would be elected at large by the people rather than be elected by the council.
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