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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 27, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas A nice sunny today is expected to be followed by similar conditions Saturday and Sunday. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 60s face little chance for rain in the area. For weather details, see Page 2A. Ins Ida: CLASSIFIED........................3-68 COMICS..................................2B CROSSWORD ......  SA DEAR ABBY    SB ENTERTAINMENT..................IB HOROSCOPE.........................2B RECORDS...............................4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS SA SPORTS    MSA TY LISTINGS..........................2B WEATHER..............................2A Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday*' today to Lenore Courtright, Juan Antonio Caballero, Alma Schriew-er, Paul Gutierrez, Gloria Ann Garcia and Yvonne DcLaFunte. "Happy birthday** Saturday to Lynn Sullens, Jeana Cole, Ross Emery and Javier Martinez. Belated birthday wishes to Ata-naciaC. Martinez. “Happy anniversary** today to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fey. 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. Kitchen course The Comal County Extension Service is offering the American Heart Association’s Culinary Hearts Kitchen course on Oct. 1,2, and 3 at the Extension meeting room. The course will focus on recommendations to reduce the risk of heart disease. Lab experiences and food preparation will be a part of each session. The cost is $10 per participant and reservations are required. Call 625-9178 for more information. German folk songs Parents wanting their children to learn German folksongs are encouraged to bring them to Bavarian Village Restaurant Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. For more information call David C. Smith at 629-1785 after 3 p.m. Volunteers needed Volunteers are needed to serve as hostesses and ticket sellers for this year’s Heritage Exhibit, sponsored by the Heritage Society at the Civic Center during Wurstfest. This year’s theme is “The Home Front: 1941-1945.** To volunteer call Rose Marie Zipp at 625-2520 or Cora Jane Welsch at 629-6504. Ll Lochs League La Leche League will meet Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at McKenna Memorial Hospital’s Garza Street Classroom. Mothers and mothers-to-be who are interested in more information on breastfeeding are encouraged to attend. Farnsworth to speak Bill Farnsworth of the Oakhills Rotary Club will be the featured speaker Wednesday at the weekly meeting of the New Braunfels Rotary Club. Farnsworth will speak of the Rotary district's recent Group Study Exchange with District 119 in England. He will be accompanied by some of the Exchange team members and will use slides to illustrate his remarks. The club meets at noon every Wednesday at Eagles Hall in New Braunfels. Christian Women's Club The Christian Women’s Club will sponsor a ladies evening out dinner Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 7-9 p.m. at Lake Breeze Ski Lodge in McQueeney. Guest speaker will be Ruby Peckford Johnson, a television producer and director. A native of Canada, she has been a resident of San Antonio for two years. She is owner/manager o Dimension IV Productions. Music will be provided by Oinni Smith of New Braunfels. Reservations can be made by calling 629-0070 or 620-5217. A free nursery is provided by calling 620-0337. Volunteers needed lf you have an hour or two per 8m STAMM TISCH, Page 2A 25 Cents Vol. 139, No. 223 StammtischGood Day Steer styling Grooming his steer, an entry in livestock competition at the Comal County Fair, is 4-H member Jason Bloch. The livestock barns are just one of the areas open to the public today through Sunday at the Comal County Fairgrounds (Photo by Annelies Schhckenneder) Rider takes traditional place By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Riding in the Comal County Fair Parade for the 25th time, and leading the parade for the fourth time, Monroe Henk of Frieheit Road in New Braunfels is carrying on the tradition of the Comal County Sherriff s Posse. “I don’t know if IMI be able to ride again," Henk said. “I hope I can ride for another IO years." Henk has ridden the same horse in the para-de for 23 years.    Henk The Sheriff’s Posse heads up the parade, carrying the U.S. flag, the Texas flag, the Sheriff's Posse flag, and the six flags over Texas, Henk said. Originally, the sheriffs posse was used to assist the Sheriffs Department in searches and helped patrol the area during the great flood of New Braunfels. Henk has been in the Posse since 1968. “This is a parade that a lot of people look forward to,” Henk said. “I haven’t seen it in 25 years because I’ve been riding in it." Besides the nine riders bearing flags, a tenth horse will be ridden by this year’s Sheriffs Posse Queen, Andrea Johnson. “Years back we used to have a trail ride from the Bulverde area to New Braunfels and around town,” Henk said. “This would be a week before the fair to advertise it. Nowadays there’s too much traffic.’’ The Posse was organized in 1959 but always used to ride in the rear of the parade. “Nobody wanted to ride in the rear,” Henk said. “Now we lead the parade so there’s no problem getting people to ride.” A couple of the other riders are H.E. “Easy” Hall and R.W. Lusk, a 90-year-old who Henk “hopes will ride this year." Henk has also participated in the trail ride from Indianola Beach near Port Lavaca to New Braunfels, commemorating the trip made by German Chosen Rodeo Queen in Thursday evening competion was Lucretia Bock, who placed first in horsemanship and ticket sales. Her court includes Princess Kym Neuse, Duchesses Kimberly Bowden and Kim Klabunde and Miss Congeniality Jennifer Hill. Bowden placed first in personality and apperance settlers of the area. “They left from Indianola on Palm Sunday and arrived in New Braunfels on Good Friday,” Henk said. “We crossed the Guadalupe at exactly 3 p.m. on Friday just like they did. Once we had to hold up at the Diamond Shamrock a while so we wouldn’t get there early." The trail ride from Indianola is a little different now as Henk’s wife Mary accompanies the group in a motorhome. There are plans to recreate the ride again in 1995tocomm-erate the New Braunfels sesquicentennial. By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer The Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday added $2,000 to fund the county's hot-check collection program through the remainder of this year. Precinct I Constable Max Worn-mack Jr. requested that the court add $2,000 from its contingency fund to pay a deputy constable to serve warrants to offenders, threatening them with arrest on a misdemeanor charge if they don’t pay. In a voice vote, at least three commissioners voted in favor while none voted in opposition. “To mc, if they’re breaking the law — and I don’t care if you (Wornmack) or the sheriff serves it — but I want to be as responsive to the business community and get their money back," County Judge Carter Casteel said making the motion for the budget amendment. The revamped hot check-warrant program has brought in $99,086 to county coffers and $63,805 to the cash registers of local merchants during the first eight months of this year, according to calculations by the County Attorney Nathan Rheinlan-dcr’s office. Hot-check fees, justice-of-thc-peace Anes and warrant fees during the same period added the $99,086 to the county’s general fund. Together, these collections cost the county only about $14,000 in deputy constable salaries, Rhcinlander said. The typical $10 hot check costs the offender $101.50. "As far as revenues to the county and the other agencies that share those revenues, I think it’s absolutely critical that we go ahead and continue.'’ Rhcinlander said. The program is working so well that funds to pay deputy constables to serve hot-check arrest warrants nearly ran out. meaning the program would cease during the closing months of this year or that the warrants would be shifted temporarily back to the sheriffs department, where they have lower priority than felony warrants. Prior to the last months of 1989, hot-check warrants were handled by the Sheriffs Warrant Division, bul were moved to the constables' offices to allow the Sheriff s Department to concentrate on felony criminal warrants and other misdemeanor warrants. Total funds collected for the county and merchants in 1991 are expected to more than double the $124,000 collected in 1989, before the constable offices became involved. Rhcinlander said. Abram Campos, assistant manager 3m CHECKS, Pag# 2A best AVAILABLE copy I •?«! ^ in ^ Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL , ^.^Home of Guadalupe CarbajalFridaySeptember 27, 1991 Two Section, 18 Pages Check program funded Jim Hornbeck Herald’s new ad director The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung this week welcomed James O. “Jim" Hornbeck as its advertising director. Hornbeck com-    ——I es to New Braunfels from New Iberia, La., where he was advertising director of The Dally Iberian. He was cated at Diablc Valley College ir Concord, Calif., and has adverbs- Hornbeck ing sales and administrative experience at such newspapers as the Olla' wa Herald in Ottawa, Kan.; the Hay-ward Daily Review in Hayward, Calif.; the Tri-Valley Herald and News in Livermore, Calif.; and the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, Calif. In Ottawa, he was a member of the Optimist Club and three-time winner of its Outstanding Optimist Award and lite 1988 Outstanding Achievement Award for the Kansas District of Optimist International. Hornbeck and his wife Nancy have two children. He fills a position left vacant when Lone’ Beasley, former Herald advertising director, was promoted to publisher of the Moore County Monitor in Dumas. The Herald and Monitor both are owned by Southern Newspapers, Inc.City Council sets executive session Monday Victor Albin*, economic adviser to Nicolae Costin, mayor of the Moldavian capital Kishinev, left, inspects a weaving machine during a tour of WestPoint Pepperers Mission Valley mill on Thursday Albina was assisted on the tour by Interpreter Mike Titean of Chicago (Photo by Mark Warnken)Moldavian officials visits local firms By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer An economic official from Moldavia, a former republic of the Soviet Union, visited New Braunfels on Thursday to learn first-hand about American capitalism. Victor Albina —- an economic adviser lo Nicolae Costin, mayor of the Moldavian capital Kishinev — loured WestPoint Pepperell’! Mission Valley mill and the Wal-Mart Distri bution Center. Albina, through interpreter Mike Titean of Chicago, discussed the Mission Valley mill’s operations with Bill SM VISIT, P*0«2A By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council will discuss personnel matters concerning the city manager in an executive session scheduled at 6:30 pin. Monday. Mayor James Ooodbread said he requested the meeting to discuss City Manager Paul Grohman and has personally informed each City Council member except ow, whom he was unable to reach by telephone. He said he expects a quorum at the meeting. “I requested that it be called, bul this in not an emergency meeting or anything like that. I feel like we don’t need lo be calling emergency meet ings all the lime," Goodbread said Friday. “This is a mailer to deal with the city manager. The council will sit down and discuss allegations and possible action," he said. One topic will be allegations of attempts by Grohman to influence employee voting in city elections, Ooodbread said. Grohman denies any improprieties. The City Council met in two executive sessions during recent weeks to discuss employee complaints about the Grohman’» management. So far, the charges haven’t been discussed publicly. Grohman has attributed the complaints to the high standards of job performance he has established at City Hall. ;