Wednesday, December 6, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 6, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas iii d i wants session stionfor schooifunds AbstlN AP Bill Clements says he will call k special session of the Legislature in March to overhaul public school but several lawmak ers say thats too long to See Page 9A Canyon outruns TMI SV shuts down Billies Canyons offense proved too much for Texas Mili tary Institute Tuesday night while Smithson Valleys defense smothered the Fredericksburg boys in non district basketball The Cougars wor over the Panthers while the Rangers took i decision over the SeePacK26 f0 bites are stars at holiday gettogethers No other group of foods is as varied and tempting as the Served mainly with cocktails c days hosts have included appctiz See Page 1B New Braiiinfels 18 707 Lancia New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno S 377880 5126259144 Wednesday December 1989 25 Cents Two 20 Pages board New Braunfels City Council is con sidering establishing downtown advisory which according to Manager Paul is a timely This is the right time to have a downtown advisory Grohman The downtown area has some feal problems that have developed the past few years like some property values If the city council approves the board it would be nice to look back five years from now and say were in better The issue of establishing a down town advisory in the second the The special council meeting Thursday at 5 in the New Braunfels Utilities room will consider the issue for a third and final The city has received 11 applica tions from citizens tOjje On the board Thursday isthe application Grohman recommends the board have riinemembers and council is consid ering restricting the board members to residents of New Mayor Doug Miller said the people who are involved with the board shoud have a connection with the downtown area in Members of the downtown advis ory board should be part of the down town either there or owning Miller The people should be forward thinking with the creation of jobs and impro ving trade as their The people have applied are very community Grohman We cant go wrong with any of the people who have The board will serve in an advisory capacity to the city with no ordinancemaking Grohman said the board will work with the Downtown Projects if it is It is highly recomended to have an advisory board to work with the said April director of the Downtown model our See Page 2A Judge denies lower bond Switches or candy Children all ages yesterday visited with Nicholas at the Sophienburg The German version of Santa youngsters the German Christmas story and listened to their Christmas Receiving candy from Nicholas was 3yearold Kelsey Photo by Desmond Bostick Jury sentences teenager A 16yearold youth was sentenced Tuesday to one year at the Texas Youth The case involved a San Antonio male who was charged with the sexual assault of a Canyon Lake woman in The victim suffers from Downs a congenital condition which causes moderate to severe mental The case is of special importance to relatives of the woman and to Kimball assistant county because she was allowed to testify on her own behalf through an The testimony was instrumental in getting the according to Brown and the vic tims The case came to trial in 22nd District Judge Charles Ramsays court last The woman was sexually assaulted as she walked a one quarter mile stretch between the homes of two relatives who cared for according to her The sister said she wanted this information made public to let people know mentally retarded people are particular lyrsusceptible to abuse and they should come forward and say Even is very very they should come forward when they are the victims sister because mentally retarded people have Dont let abuse go Kimbal Brown What made the case so bad was that the victim he chose was a perfect She is men tally retarded and had trouble keeping track of In the hardest part of the case was finding a medium in which the victim could Brown ultimately used dolls in the courtroom to aid in but because of the caring nature of persons with Downs it was hard to show per sonal She thought of everybody as her Brown She even called her attacker a Thats what made the case a Bui with the help of Ricky now special investigator for the district pursued the convic Alvarez worked for four days immediately following the and without sleep to get the case cleared up before evidence Brown commended Alvarez on his He did an extremely good job of Alvarez was an employee of the Sheriffs Department at the time of the It was so very incredible that the defen dant could get up on the stand and infer that every woman wants to have you just have to ask You could feel the intensity of the pain when she was See Page 2A A motion to reduce the bond on Jack Warren Davis was denied Tues day by 22nd District Court Judge Charles Davis is charged with the 17 murder of Kathic a Bulvcrde Elementary school teacher who was found stabbed to death in her apart ment in New was arrested in the early morning hours of His bond was set at Assistant District Attorney Robert Fisher said he expects a 18 Grand Jury to return a capital murder charge on Davis was a maintc Survey to focus on crime Determining the level of area resi dents fear of crime is the purpose behind asurvcy sponsored by the Safe City Four hundred New Braunfels resi dents will be asked to participate in the Fear of Crime said Don director of the Safe City We are trying to assess the fear of Ferguson This is an extensive study that should produce some interesting A press conference is scheduled for 3 today to discuss the a march against crime will take place at 13 at Villa Serena to highlight the fight against crime and Results of the survey will be com piled and analyzed by Beth McConncll and Cliff Blanks from Southwest Texas State Universitys Criminal Justice accord ing to Findings will be released next year along with a com parison of similar statewide he Ferguson said studies have shown that fear keeps many people from get ting involved in a complete crime pre See Page 2A season Can Jane Haas fifth grade presented the program at the schpols PTA meet ing Tugsdjy night Tig the Seaspn featured a Santa and his singers getting suntans pn the Hawaiian chorus members were singing Christmas is Made of Photo by i Cheer Fund shares bounty of season Those looking for a way to share their blessing this holiday arc invited to take part in the eighth annual New Braunfels llerald Zeitung Cheer This years goal is to raise in contribu tions by 15 to provide Christ mas dinners lo 200 area annual drive the newspaper accepts donations from the community to purchase items to fill Christmas baskets for area families selected by the Com munity Service The administrative costs are paid by the newspaper and volun teers including members of the New Braunfels Fire Fighters Asso ciation and Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department as well as news paper staff members provide the labor to package and deliver the Christmas baskets each Each year since the news paper has sponsored the drive to provide Christmas dinner to the less fortunate in the area who might not otherwise enjoy a holi day That first the drive netted and spent to provide baskets to 60 The drive has grown and now provides baskets to 200 families in the This a goal of has been set to buy the goodies to fill those AH of the taxdeductible contri butions are used to purchase the food items contained on the Cheer Fund shopping The admini strative and distribution costs are See Page 2A nance worker at the apartment com plex where Balonis according to police Fisher said Davis remains in Rudy Esquivel of San Davis said he tried to get some sort of reasonable bond set at Tuesdays hearing and filed a writ of habeas corpus for or Police reports at the time show Balonis had been stabbed repeatedly and police now believe a kitchen knife is the murder weapon because of the nature of the JOEKINCHELOE Good Day Enjoy the warm weather today because a cold front will move into the area dropping temperatures by 20 Today will be partly cloudy and warm with a high of 75 Tonight will be partly cloudy and cooler with a low of 45 Thursday will be windy and cold with the high between 53 and 55 degrees and the low in the f PO VOU THINK 476 ITEMS ARE TOO MANV FOR V A CHRISTMAS LIST 19 shopping days to Christmas Inside DEAR TV Stommtisch The Word Made Fresh is an effort by Andy Edington to put the Bible in informal settings that will attract nonscholarly readers as simply a good book to Designed to be an enjoyable vehicle to get otherwise nonBible readers to study the The Word Made Fresh seeks lo blend the See Page 2A Stewart files for election Precinct 3 Justicftof the Peace Fred Stewart has filed for reelection in Stewart is seeking his fourth His current term ends He is running under the Republican party ticket and the primary is March piling for the position began 3 and ends Stewarts jurisdiction includes Spring Smithson See Page 2A