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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 C TCH 26 t 75245 Gomal Water cfs down 7 Cariyon outflow Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake same County Astros may fire general see Page 7A New Braunfels Maw Texas 181 Friday September 25 Cents 26 Pages3 Sections DERYL ZErAlNG dowriloivn ThMrsdiy not knowvvVhy he was carrying the Gusme said the police received a report of a man carrying a gun around 2 Several patrol cars arrived at the area and after a brief Correa Murder trial will proceed By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Rodolfo Baiza found competent to stand trial will face life in prison or death if hes found guilty of capital It took a Comal County jury two hours to decide Hernandez is com petent to stand His court appointed John Chunn and Mark had filed a motion stating Hernandez was and were granted a hearing to try and prove their The competency verdict also cleared the way for jury selection for the capital murder trial to begin at 9 Attorneys spectulate that selection process could take as long as two Hernandez is one of two San An tonio men charged with capital in connection with the ganglandstyle shooting of five Mexican nationals off FM 1863 on March The other Jesse has struck an apparent plea bargain with the in exchange for his testimony against his brother inlaw The competency hearing was granted in pretrial motions Testimony began and by noon the jury had heard a private Hernandez Chunn and Cusack testify Hernandez was incompetent to stand I look at Chunn See Page 12A Curt Schmidt dies Thursday Schertz officer released from hospital By BAR AH DUKE Staff writer SCHERTZ Schertz police officer James Mac Sorely was released from Valley Oaks Regional Hospital Thursday morning in good condition after being shot Tuesday afternoon when he answered a call of a burglary in Mac Sorely was shot with 8 birdshot from a 12 gauge He was injured in his neck and said a hospital There was no damage to major arteries or the spokesman Doctors have not decided yet how to get the birdshot Willie of remains at the Guadalupe County jail charged with attempted capital murder of a police He surrendered after a 90 minute standoff with police Schertz Police Chief James Keith said Brooks reportedly had mental See Page 12A CISD gets little flak on tax hike By DEBBIE Staff writer Only a handful of Comal ISD patrons showed up at Thursday nights public hearing on a proposed tax which represents a 21 cent increase over the current tax And the ones who did speak grumbled more about recent re appraisals on their property than the tax CISD trustees approved a million operating budget for the 1985 86 school year last Business Manager Abel Campos said the tax rate was needed to meet operating expenses and million in debt service and to compensate for losses of almost million in state Of the tax Campos said cents will will be used for maintenance and and cents will go toward payment of debt See Page 12A Curt a prominent New Braunfels attorney and died McKenna Memorial Schmidt spent 40 years as an most in New Braunfels He spent 17 years as a New Braunfels attorney and served as Comal County Attorney in Schmidt was the superintendent of New Braunfels schools from 1962 to 1966 during which he established the first area vocational school in inaugurated the first Head Start program and established a vocational school of Schmidt began his education career in 1922 when he taught in a oneroom country school in Gillespie He first taught in New Braunfels at Carl Schurz School where he taught English and He went on to become principal of that school before he was made Although it was not required that principals teach Schmidt always taught a class or two either in art or In Schmidt organized a summer school devoted entirely to teaching the German folksongs and German pioneer From as few as 40 students the school grew to 300 and Schmidt said World War II destroyed the Since the nation was at war with everything German became Promoting the German language was considered subversive and even a German accent was considered Curt Schmidt Local support for the summer school was withdrawn and the enterprise was permitted to While serving as principal of Carl Schurz Schmidt received his law degree from Marys University in San Antonio in He went into private practice with partner Mark Fuchs in the Henne Building in New He remained in practice until 1950 when he returned to In 1970 he went back into private practice with Melvin He retired from legal practice in Schmidt was born 1903 to Ernst and Hertha nee Heimann Schmidt in Gillespie He See Page 12A Inside Todays weather Cloudy conditions continue today with a 40 percent chance of thun The chance of rain drops to 30 percent tonight ant The high Thursday was 84 and the low today was Sunset will be at and sunrise will be at 7 IS WEATHER is sworn in as courtatlaw judge AWGHjr crowd attended own work done He did a M lie We are looking for ward to grading joroe of his 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