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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 4, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Zaeske Mesa named players of t 0 CENTS COUNTDOW 409 DAYS NewBraunfels Sesqulcentennlal March March New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 12 Pages in one section Nov Serving Comal County Home of ROSE KORPI Vol 141 No 249 INSIDE 3olice Sports STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels llerald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Rose Korpi Rick Montanez Cheryl DuVall Diana Alanis Planning for Profits workshop set for Nov 9 Planning for a work shop designed to aid small busi nesses in developing successful short and long term business plans will be presented Nov 9 at 7 at Honors Hall and will examine writing techniques financial components and lend ing requirements for strategic plans Sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce and the Main Street Pro ject the seminar will cost S5 to chamber and downtown associa tion members and for others For more information call 6082100 Weihnachtsmarkt to begin Nov 19 The Fifth Annual Weihnachts markt Vi knocks marked Ger man for Christmas Museum and Archives in New Braunfels will be held in the Civic Center at 380 South Seguin on Nov 19 20 and 21 The event marks a Christmas shopping extravaganza with 50 merchants under one roof This years theme Hansel promises inspired deco rations to delight the eye The Kaffee Haus in the lobby is a great place to meet friends and sample some of the home baked goodies delicious potato soup and many other foods and beverages The S3 admission is good for all three days and children under 10 are free Door prizes will be given away every hour Hours are Nov 19 10 to 7 Nov 20 10 to 6 and Nov 21 11 to 5 Powder Puff contest scheduled for Saturday night A Powder Puff football game between senior girls of Smithson Valley High School and Canyon High School will be held at Smithson Valleys Rangers Stadi um beginning at A junior varsity contest will be held before the seniors contest Football players from both high schools will not only serve as referees but also as cheerlead ers Last years winner was Smith son Valley Proceeds from the game will be split between both schools student councils Stanuntisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stanuntisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with County considering juvenile facility County at crossroads according to juvenile probation officer By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The lack of a facility in Comal County to house juvenile offenders has brought the county to a crossroads according to Frank Allen Chief Juvc riilc Probation Officer and cochair of the new planning committee fora juvenile detention cen ter in the county The potential for violent offend ers to be released for lack of facilities and for the county to begin to pay more for contracted ser vices to handle these cases is present Guadalupc County recently changed their pol icy on taking juveniles said Allen Theyre lim iting contracting with outside counties once they have seven placements After that they will only take placements from their own county Weve called up there and found no room at the inn A lot times Austin is full and they also charge S130 a day nearly double what Guadalupe County charges Hays has been talking about building a facil ity but they have been considering that for four or five years without building anything We arc get ting to a point in time where we may be faced with sending placements to Atascosa County and places like that and then you have the problem of transport ing them back and When juveniles have to be transported to out side facilities officers must be pulled off the street to take them to and from those facilities and the county also incurs additional expensive according to Allen He said in another few years the cost of using outside facilities could be as much as building a facility locally Comal County school district superintendents newjy appointed planning com concerned about how Comal County will address the increasingly difficult problem of dealing with juvenile offenders Juvenile crime is problem that must be addressed law enforcement officials say By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Juvenile crime in the Comal County area is a problem that needs to be seriously addressed according to local law enforcement officials Last week the Comal County Commission ers Court appointed a committee to study the need for a juvenile detention center Area law enforcement officials said this is a step in the right direction This is one of the major voids we said New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Hcadcn Headcn said juveniles are aware there is not a facility in Comal County to hold them He said the juvenile offenders may be sent away but as soon as the get in trouble in another school or detention facility they are sent back We need to fill the void The kids must know that if they arc sent back here they may never leave here It may be thats all thats needed to straighten them he said We are failing our kids by not having this The kids themselves suffer Weve got a chance to turn kids said Headen Bremer said he hopes the committee will decide to make a commitment to establish or build a juvenile facility for both shortterm and longrange holding to take the kids off the street and also for punishment Weve got to do something to these kids The juvenile system is geared to promote crime rather than to deter he said Its a whole new world dealing with juve niles We cant treat or handle juveniles the same way we do adults The rules arc com pletely he said Brcmcr said dealing with juveniles becomes more of a administrative duty than a disciplinary one There is a difference between handling juve niles and adults The two arent really compat he said Headcn said the juvenile crime in New Braun fcls is not overly Weve been able to jump on the problem and stay on top of said Hcadcn So far we have not had the serious driveby We hope to keep it that he said Hoadcn also said his department has worked with juveniles through working with the school administration and summer youth programs I feel we arc going in the right he said Bremer said there is a juvenile crime problem in the county He said crimes committed by juveniles run the gamut of assaults rapes bur glaries unlawful carrying of a weapon etc Bremer said many times the officers will deal with the same kids from age 12 on He said nothing can really be done to the kids until they are 17 Its the same kids Ninety percent of the juvenile crimes arc done by 10 to 12 percent of the he said Superintendent Charles Bradberry at New Braunfels Independent School District said that there arc more juveniles than many would like to think in Comal County that are on probation for es must be fairly significant to result in placement in a facility because of the lack of such facilities locally Theres just nothing here that we can do to reverse the direction its all said Brad berry Basically now when juveniles arc kicked out of school for using or selling drugs or some kind of violent act theres nothing else we can do thingwethavc now is to put an ankle bracelet on them and that doesnt work very well If we had a juvenile detention center we could a different kind of environment an alter native school and some counseling that might break that cycle Its time that we start dealing with this Icm because we deal with some pretty tough cas said Bradberry Youd be atthe number of elementary school kids we have on probation There v arc kids in fifth grade and fourth Zamora has visited the juvenile detention ccrX tcr in San Marcos and hopes that the center considered for Comal County will be She was impressed with the alternative school pfor vidcd there through their REBOUND program but stressed that she did not think one alternative school program would serve all needs This is for juveniles that arc really in said Zamora These kids have been Students who have been expelled for other than criminal reasons need a different kind of facjlK ty I wouldnt want them I think its definitely said Jerry superintendent of Comal Independent District You heard this many many times you pay on the front or you pay on the You can send a kid to school for 17 years for it cost to send one to prison for four years in Texas If we can save them up front its going to save all of us a lot of trouble in the long Unlike Zamora Major is interested in the pos sibility of including an alternative school for stu dents who do not have criminal problems in the same facility With the detention center I hope we can pur sue an alternative school that will also serve for dropouts kids that drop out of school for good reasons like having to work or pregnan cy and things like said Major I think for the sake of cost wed be better off having thcrri at least at the same location Wed have to explore and sec what kind of success people in bthcr areas have had with that Maybe you would not want to mix those students that arc in the deten tion facility with students who are coming for an alternative educational program But I think if were going to go to the time and effon and v WllVt 11WLJW114 11 teach these children something then we need to makeit available as a recovery program for stu dents that have dropped out for one reason or Hispanic March for Jesus set By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Hispanic Christian community is preparing for a neighborhood March for Jesus on Saturday Nov 6 The march is a celebration of faith and unity in Christianity The Hispanic Christian community invites all area Christians to participate by gathering at Holy Family Catholic Church at The march is scheduled to start at 10 The route will proceed from the church on Hidalgo to Live Oak where the march will turn left and march to Bridge St turn left again towards Grape St and go left on Grape up to San Antonio St and then go right back to Hidalgo Churches scheduled to participate thus far include House of Refuge Hosanna Baptist First Spanish Assembly of God Primera Iglesia Bautista Tree of Life Freedom Fel lowship Iglesia Bethel Pentecostal of New Braunfels Mission Valley Bible Church Day Spring Fellow ship Our Lady of Perpetual Help St Johns Episcopal Church and First Assembly of God League forum on tap tonight The Comal County League of Women Voters will host a forum on Juvenile Justice tonight at 7 the Herb Schneider Room at Victoria Bank Trust North Building A panel of local law enforcement juvenile justice and school personnel will present a status report on Juvenile Justice in Comal County and respond to questions from the audience The public is invited to attend Burgermeister presentation Grand Jury indicts San Antonio man for attempted murder HeraldZeitung photo by KARLA WENZEL New Braunfels Mayor Rudy Seldel presents the Burgermeister to Texas Junior Chamber of Commerce President Dave Gllkeson making him Mayor of the Day during his visit to Wurstfest The presentation was made last night at the Wurstfest grounds By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The Comal County Grand Jury re indicted Herbert Wheeler 40 of San Antonio on charges of attempted aggravated sexual assault and two counts of attempted murder Comal County District Attorney Bill Rcimer said Wheeler was reindicted so that the indictment could include Wheelers alleged attempt to use his hands to strangle the victim It was an amendment where the grand jury was giving notice to the attempt to murder by strangling with he said Wheeler was originally indicted in September on the same charges However that indictment included only attempted strangulation by rope according to Rcimer Wheeler was arrested and charged by Comal County Sheriffs deputies with assaulting an employee at the Crane Mills Marina on Canyon Lake in July According to reports the man entered the store at approximately Tuesday began to purchase some items Deputies said the man allegedly grabbed the woman working behind the counter and backed her into a store room The grand jury met Wednesday and returned 16 indictments including 20 counts on 16 individuals with one per son being nobilled The indictments included the fol lowing people Kelly Schorr 24 of Canyon Lake two counts of forgery Raymond 111 25 of 653 Loop 337 possession of a controlled substance Rosalie Yanas 23 of 663 E Reindictment done to include suspects alleged use of hands to strangle victim officials say Mather debit card abuse Joel Torres 39 of 1985 W San Antonio possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver Jerry Perez 19 of 146 Baden burglary of a habitation Jameson Rodriguez 19 of 460 Common burglary of habitation Chad Umphrcy 22 of Port Arthur possession of a controlled sub stance LSD Darrell Helms 43 of 2701 FM 725 two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent deliv er Amy Jo Moyer 17 of 9658 FM 1863 two counts of delivery of acon trolled substance Paulin Moreno 25 of 441 Carn mache Drive possession of a con trolled substance over five pounds and less than 50 pounds Lassctcr 79 of Glcnbrook driving while intoxicated James Stitcs 23 of 245 Qclkers Drive aggregated then over Samuel 21 FM 725 aggregated theft over Mary Joan Adams 33 of Abi lene aggregated theft over S750 Betty Calnan 47 of Canyon Lake forgery Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 23 58 33 39 Jackpot million   

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