Hondo Anvil Herald (Hondo, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1998 Page: 3 of 46
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Comm. Court t
Of bring it by 1601 Avz.
Medina County Commissioners
granted approval to an agreement
between Medina County and Me-
dina Community Hospital. The hos-
pital has purchased advertising on
the transportation vans.
• Final approval was granted to a
contract between the county and
Texas Department of Human Ser-
vices for community care for the
aged and disabled.
• In observance of Memorial
Day all county offices will be
closed. Medina County Commis-
sioners will bold their meeting on
Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Oscar Do La Renta
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PHOTO BY FRANCES QUINN
PROTEST RALLY... Newly-elected Hondo City Councilmember Chd Lopez
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lents of East Hondo around issues of concern and led a march to the Municipal
new members were swom-in Monday. According to his press release, "Lopez is a
lity activist and labor organizer who confronted the council on their failure to abide
me and permit an establishment appointee to serve without approval of the elector-
Lopez and three other Mexicanos won a sweeping victoiy in this month's municipal elections." Five
Is of the neighborhood walked with him and his father, Chavel Lopez, to the council meeting,
to put back on the agenda a much-needed bridge that mysteriously disappeared from last year s
.. Lopez hopes to press for the final solution to a twenty-year problem of leaking sewage lines
end drainage problems in this same area," the press release continued, in part. The bridge, expected to
cost about a quarter of a million dollars, is listed among other projects in the city's Capital Improvement
Plan, which is soon to be submitted to the council for review. Approval was given at the May 4 council
taneeting for sewer and water tine replacement in several areas of the city, including this area.
Mrvives MCH board vote
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ON THE MENU THIS WEEK AT
By Wiliam Hoover the way the entire situation with remainder of his contract. “I think
Anvil Hbrald Cokxespondent Arnold was handled. Rothe believes it’s time for him to go quietly but we
the situation should have been taken shouldn’t have to pay his full con-
The resignation of Richard Arnold care of in February when Arnold tract,” said Strait.
"was the topic of discussion during originally tendered his resignation. Chairman Danner thinks it would
an executive session of the Medina “I’m not for him staying but I be less expensive if MCH honored
Community Hospital (MCH) Board don’t like the way the motion was its contract with Arnold, “If we don’t
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& Chicken ‘n Dumplings...*7’5
(Seniors $695 A Kids ,3*°) **
Monday ...CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL D
Tuesday ...Stuffed Bell Peppers...*4’
Wednesday ...Chicken Fajitas.,.$4,s
Thursday ...King Ranch Chicken...$4
Friday ...Fried Catfish...$4M
Saturday ..XhickerrfrtEd Steak or
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of Managers, Monday, May 18. presented. The motion was going to honor the contract we will have to
Following the executive session, die anyway,” said Rothe. “Most of hire a temporary administrator. I
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Board manager Bill Strait made a the board didn’t think it was a cost- don’t see it.”
motion to form a committee to ne- effective idea becau e we’d have to Similarly, Boarid Manager Bill
gotiate the contract buy-oyt and im- pay a monthly salary to someone Cogbum sees no reason to get rid of
mediate resignation of Richard else anyway.” Arnold prematurely, “They (Strait
Arnold as MCH Administrator. Strait and Schiffers believe Arnold and Schiffers] wanted to form a com-
The motion died for lack of a ma- should step down as Administrator mittee to work out an agreement for
jority as the three city appointees, now, instead of staying on board him [Arnold) to leave. I couldn’t fig-
Chairman Jim Danner, Aniceto until his contract expires. ureoutwhy.”
Colunga, and Bill Cogburn, voted “I suggested we let him go now,” This is a normal restructuring pro-
against a negotiation committee and said Schiffers, “I believe Arnold has cess, according to Strait, “The city
two county appointees, Bill Strait repeatedly used poor judgment in . appointees are satisfied with the sta-
and Jennifer Schiffers, voted in fa- several situations and he failed to tus quo. The riew county appointees
vor of a negotiation committee, take reasonable corrective measures want to sec Arnold go.” But Strait
County appointee Walt Rothe ab- or effectively communicate prob- warned that if an agreement is not
faulted* from Vprihg-iutdrSteve lems to the board,” Schiffers said, negotiated, he would sue.
Hackebeil, alto a county appointee, “We accepted his resignation ef- “I’ll do whatever the board wants
was absent from the meeting. fective December 31,1998 before to assure the smooth transition to new
Arnold has already tendered his the problems with Home Health leadership,” said the embattled
resignation which will be effective caused us to incur heavy expenses Arnold. “We have enough trouble
December 31,1998. County appoin- and before we were made aware of without having problems like this.”
tees would like to see the out-going other financial debacles,” said Strait. Despite disagreements about
Arnold leave now while the board’s “We want him to have time to find which action is most appropriate in
city appointees want to allow another job but there should be a regard to the administrator's position,
Arnold’s contract to expire at year’s limit. He was responsible for the the majority of the boardhas made
end, according to Strait. breakdown of internal controls and the decision to honor Arfaid’s con-
Walt Rothe said he abstained from clinical compliance standards.” tract until the effective fp4f>f his
voting on the motion because he Strait does not think the hospital resignation on December 31,1998.
didn’t like the form of the motion or should have to pay Arnold for the
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Debbie Breiten instructs
her son, Randy, on *
personnel offered free
CPR training during the
second Rick Taylor
CPR Days last week-
end. Randy's interest in
learning the techniques
should earn him q
Scout merit badge
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Hondo Anvil Herald (Hondo, Tex.), Vol. 112, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1998, newspaper, May 21, 1998; Hondo, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth817475/m1/3/: accessed February 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hondo Public Library.