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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels New Texas 45 Ztitiin Two 22 Pages March 25 Cents Comal County Builders In anticipation of this weekends home products show at just sponsored a color Ing content for local school children Winners have already been an nounced and here they are In the 5to Syearold Ryanne Robinson win a wagon as the first place Honorable mention goes to Brandy Bray and Joy A deluxe portable radio will go to 7and 8yearold first place winner Rebecca Honorable men tions in that category are Melissa Pipkin and Deborah Linnartz In the 9to 10yearold first place winner Gabriella Cardena will receive a tape Honorable mentions are Monica Ann Cruz and Ryan Look at this1 First place winner April in the Uto 12year old division is gonna get a television Honorable mentions are Corie Van Zandt and Ernie Coloring contest participants entered a colored picture of a car of a dog in the yard The participants also wrote what they like about their homes Heres a sampling 1 like my home because It is pretty and protects us from the weather and is fun to be I am very happy Thank April Tschoepe My swing set and toys are here Daddy and Kathleen are always here or me also Brandi Bray It is H has a swimming pool U has 5 rooms in it It has one living room and U has one family room Rebecca Espinoza U has a wirlpool and it has a big living room I have my own room and two dogs We live in a rural area so it is very quiet and we have wild turkeys and raccoons coming in our yard Melissa Pipkin Its a big yellow house where my family Us cool in the summer Warm in the winter and its always filled with love Gabriella Cardenas U Is beautiful and roomy and has a nice yard and a nice garden and it gives ins dog enough room to run and has a nice garage for our van Monica Ann Cruz We have a pool and 1 like to go swimming in the summer our house is old lasiond it is big We live by a lake Cone an Ub peaceful and pretty We have nice neighbors and my lives here Ryanne Robin sun Everybody thancks I am rich And Its nice and clean and we have a lot of room for over people Er nie Rodriguez It is warm and cozy It is com fortable My lanuly and 1 can relax and talk Joy nrr The home products show will be held Saturday from 10 am to 6 pjn and Sunday nun noon to 6 p in Admission is Ji For more in call 629 or 824 8186 This weekend marks the beginning of Spring Break for local school but even If youre not getting a it will be a great weekend to be outside Today and Saturday will be sunny and perfect weather for sailing on the will lit in tin inid and wprts will be rom the southeast at mphTeojghj will be under the Mil Hgjht djys 7 this mornings low was a brisfc CROS5WOR PiABABBY IB New Braurifels sanitation department makes a profitof some annually Whethera ByJIMWEBRE Staff Writer New Braunfels employees met with CityManfger Joe Michie Friday morning to ask whether they would lose their jobs should the city council decideto let a contract for garbage collection If we do a requirement of the contract would be that everyone now working for New Braunfels city sanitation depart ment would be givenan applica Michie told the 28 sanitation crewmen during the hert todefendusfnga private thuik citizens of New Braunfdsjdeserve the whether any cost savings be realized through privatization of garbage col Michie Despite Mlchles promise to return to sanitation workers with updates of the proposal process for such contract workers after the meeting said they were still wary of what would happen to them if a private firm did take We have to think of our If a private contractor comes well be back at the bottom and not making nearly what we make said Salvadore one of two We have to think of our If a private contractor comes well be back at the bottom and not making nearly what we make Salvadore Piaz Sanitation worker designated spokesmen for sanitation The other is Johnny Both men have worked for the department for more than 10 years and make about an You always hear the good things before they come but you dont hear the bad things about contract service until theyre on Diaz Michie said he had been in structed by the city council during its retreat last September to prepare recommendations and plan for proposal requests for such ser Ail I need is my marching and Ill go whichever way they want to Michie He added that rumors and misinforma tion have characterized much of the information discussed among including statements that private contract sanitation ser vice is inherently poor and rumors that all sanitation workers would be fired or that the concept of privitiza tion was a decided issue City Of New Braunfels sanitation department will have made almost above expenses by the end of If sanitation were a true enterprise fund for city that would mean a profit of some I think its important that you understand whats going Michie told the He said he believed that most New Braunfels residents offered the chance to have lower garbage colection rates would chose to overlook personal hard ships of sanitation workers and opt for dollar We havent charged enough for services and our property tax rate is so We are now doing these things cost cutting measures that we havent been Michie Michie and Assistant City Manager Hector Tamayo responded Page 2A For Romans murder trial Judge denies venue change By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A motion to move the murder trial of a New Braunfels man accused in the death of his 10monthold stepson was denied in district court here Thursday Defense attorney Michael Grazier filed the motion for a change of venue on behalf of James because of what he said was ex cessive publicity of the case here and In San District Court Judge Fred Moore of the 274th state district court denied the venue A trial date of April 6 has been tentively a paramedic whose employment with a San Antonio am bulance service was terminated following his indictment last year by a Comal County grand is charg ed with the 12 murder of Justin Thomas his infant He was arrested 18 and remains free on a The child was found dead by New Braunfels police at the Romans residence at about that Travis County Medical Ex aminer Robert Bayardo ruled the death was caused by blows to the head and resulting in a rup tured liver and small The child lived with his mother and The autopsy report revealed the in fant sustained bruises and lacera tions and showed two healing head wounds and old fractures of the ankle and Grazier brought three witnesses to the stand to testify that they had knowledge of the case through media reports and conversations with local and county The witnesses stated in their affadavits that they felt Romans could not receive a fair trial District Attorney William Schroeder produced two witnesses who testified they had little knowledge of the facts surrounding the arrest and investigation and felt that Romans could receive a fair trial One served previously on a murder jury in Comal Defense witnesses included two employees of Eden Home residential complex and a fastfood outlet employee who testified they had heard about the case and discussed it with other In denying the venue Moore said that at the time of jury the motion to move the trial could be reviewed should exten sive prior knowledge by potential jurors of the case hamper its selec River Road cleanup draws interest from across county Valenzuela denied low bond remains in custody IfrllA By OAVIPWAY Staff Writer A motion to either release or reduce the bond of a man accused in the murder of a 14yearold Saltier girl was denied in district court Thursday afternoon Pistrict Court Judge Fred Moore denied the writ of habeas corpus filed on behajf of EscaJente Valen who remain In Comal Cpwpty on a zuela an address of Route Roiling Hills at Canyon iltorney Pauj Cedilto Ued been held for more than 150 days Without Indictment or for which CedUlo sjiid was 9 Texjs times on night of 29 at her mobile home located in trailer between SatUer and W Chief Investigator Rudy Rubip tesyf led Uiat while he was respon ding to the he njAiung toward SlartvUle alpeg a road about hail a mile from the Site syyspinct rejppjrtediy f witb who been unable to establish a motive In the slaying Presentation of the case to a grand jury has been delayed while pro secutors await blood and hair sample test results from the Texas Depart ment of Public safety crime lab in Austin The head of the crime Joe Ur testified Thursday that the lab is backlogged about six to eight months with work He said results of tests were compjeted Mais 3 mailed to District Attorney The district attorney he did not have resujts in hand or the hearing Urbanowsfci said tne lab to ex pedite cases busied pn of af fense and the YaJeniyeJi case took a back seat to others because of trial set in other The blopd yeas were conv pleted in Februrajry sMied that to Fffeimi WWM S ftSpBF f told him there was passible of the suspects hair and thflse found at the scene and that additional were necessary confirm told the court he would present the case to the j Uter uus lAOJjth those tesj results in hand By SARAH DUKE Stiff Writer Members of Friends for Rivers and other ambitious volunteers will hit the road Saturday to do something about the Utter problem in Comal County Soldiers in the war against litter will join forces in a Rendevous with Rubbish as they comb the sides of River Road Saturday morning picking up trash Betty county chairman of the Keep Texas Beautiful said she thinks with about 30tO volunteers can put a big dent in ugly litter along River Road Comal County Commissioners voted Thursday to sup port the Rendevous with saying it will benefit the county In recognition of their Walls named the commissioners proud Partners for preserving a clean and beautiful environment in the great State of Texas to be enjoyed now and by future Commissioners authorized use of men working signs and vests to protect the safety of Wails said she has volunteers from the New Praunfeis Chamber of the Downtown Merchants and the Rotary Outreach They will their efforts on the W miles of River Road lining New Braunfels from 337 to Sattier Thf more people we the less they have to she Wgils sjid she did a little research into the River Road utter problem about a month clean ed up about a half mile in three she added that she and a friend filled IQ bags with 3D pounds of rub bish We were surprised that we were able to pick up that much she There are places thai dont look so but when get up close you find out theres reajjy Utter for Rivers has targeted River Rpad i site of it is a corridor between the city and Canyon Uke Witt i WUe she the beautiful drives Voiunteers wUl meet at 10 9 Saturday at asajr ftf crossing on River Road wiji drop people bpjh sides of the road 3tmit HBtHifltf Watts said U may spund a long is a IP pj the rubbiih Ajtejr morning of picking up will share a meal furnished by Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken in New Walls said she is surprised more people involved in the visitor industry havent shown more support for the pro For people in the hospitality its to their benefit to have an attractive River she ad ding thai the visitor industry is more important to the local area that many people realize The Rendevous with Rubbish is only the beginning of the cleanup campaigns Walls hopes to organize within the county She said several people have called her about having neighborhood cleanups on Saturdays and shes all for it Walls added that after concentrating on the River Road she plans to organize communitywide cleanup efforts Hidden letters 43 years I ate By SARAH PUKE Stiff Writer While a crowd of television cameramen and reporters filed out of their home near Canyon Lake John and Naomi Pruet said they never thought couple of letters could get so much atten tion Rut they were special letters The special letters were written by James Earl Pruts cousin Mthowgh he sent the let ters one to his mother and one to his sweetheart 43 years they never reached their destina tion In May on a troop ship going to James Part then a boy fresh out of high sat down and wrote letter to his moithgr back home in He assured his mother that He sjjipi sure where he was but despite tne fact that World War U was raging all around didnt vant tus moiher to worry His
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