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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 14, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY NB girls defeat Clemens in basketball action see p 50 CENTS OOUtfTDOWNi 462 DAYS New BriunfeU March March New Braunfels Herald TX 10 Pages In one section Dec Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of LINDSEY NELSON Vol 142 No 23 INSIDE Opinion Sports SIAMMTISCII Birthday wishes The New Brcuutfels Herold Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to Undsty Nelson Ken Frozer Zochory Martin Davis James Moos Leola Bond Kitty Cook Ruby Debner Donna Ess man Blix Gammenthaier Viola Hosier Claude Oventreet Mar shall Turner JoAnn Hansmann and a belated birthday to Mike Shands HeraldZoftung Cheer donations continue The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer fond campaign donations continue to pour in according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery The funds proceeds assist local needy families To donate call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144 Todays donation was from Tax Service and Con sulting Roger D and Patsy Vann Anonymous n VE Brad1 Lowery Mr and Mrs Heib Jim and Carolyn Christine M Todays NBMS tatent show on tap Dec 15 A talent show will be held at New Braunfels Middle Schools gymnasium on Wednesday Dec 15 at Admission is for students and for adults Proceeds from the event will benefit girls athletics at NBMS Service League lunchon The New Braunfels Service League annual Christmas lun cheon will be at Langston House from am to Wednesday Dec 15 Members with questions call Lynette Chapman at 6251653 NBHS yearbooks The New Braunfels High School yearbook staff encour ages you to give the gift that will last for years to come A 1994 yearbook For a special prices of you can give a yearbook to the special Unicorn for Christmas Special price lasts until Friday Dec 17 Call Stephanie Ferguson at 6256271 for information Put on your armor Put on Your Armor invites you to a Country Christmas Dec 18 from to 9 at the Forke Store in Conservation Plaza behind Goodwin Elemen tary School on Church Hill Dri ve Dinner and music games and fellowship RSVP at 629 3485 Services for Kroger workers The Alamo Area Counciul of Governments in cooperation with the Texas Department of Com merce is providing services for Kroger Food Store employees affected by the store closures If you are interested in employ ment or training services call 629 2949 and ask for Anita Hernan dez Services are ftee Meeting cancelled The Carl Schurz Elementary Parent Meeting tonight has been cancelled Stammtisch The New Braurfels HsraldZfitung Invllti iti readtrt to tubmit item to Stammtitch According to the Sofhlenburg Archlvet and members of thi Qtram community Stammttich represents a tilting place for Humbert community to gather and than the days We Invite you to share with Shands promoted to city manager By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer HaraldZeltiing photo by JOHN HUSETH Silent night Visitors to Oakwood Baptist Church on Loop 337 last weekend were treated to a living nativity scene Holly Reynolds was Mary Bryan Koerlin was Joseph Angels were Natalie DuVall and Allsha Williams shepherds were Christina Williams Cory Wells and Danny Pharo and wisemen were Lindsey Jordon Brand Bray and Taj Koerlin Want to run for city council Tommorrow is your last day to file By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Prospective candidates for District 2 City Council person have only one day left to turn in filing packets The deadline for filing is Dec 15 Candidates who filed are Mary Serold and former District Dan Bremen Both Serold and Bremer announced their intention to run on Nov 24 Serold spearheaded the effort to recall Bremer Bre mer was recalled in a specially called election on Nov 2 He lost the election by less than 50 votes A special election to choose a District 2 council per son will be held Jan 15 Only those residents in Dis trict 2 will be allowed to vote According to officials from the New Braunfels City Secretarys Office eight filing packets have been requested by prospective candidates Packets can be picked up at the city secretarys office at the New Braunfels Municipal Building locat ed at 424 Castell Avenue New Braunfels City Council mem bers voted unanimously Monday night to name Assistant City Manager Mike Shands as city manager effective Jan The current city manager Hector Tamayo is retiring in February He will continue to be employed by the city as a consultant in order to make the transition easier I didnt know what to said Shands after being named to the posi tion I am very I see what the council wants in a city manager Its what anybody wants in an and account Employers always like to promote from within if theyve got people with the qualifications and he said Shands has asked that the city not fill the position of assistant city manager The position will be he said He said he does not see any great problems ahead for the city Like any organization we will deal with our bud get We want to capitalize on our success he said Tamayo said he is pleased the council selected Shands He is going to have a full he said He is better qualified than any other city manager that I know The council has done a good job He is familiar with the city and familiar with the City council members also showed additional support for Shands We were afraid to go out of town and out of the said Mayor Rudy Seidel We are familiar with Mike He has been around 10 years He knows the ropes and we know how good he I think it is the complete unanimous Mike Shands feeling of the council that Mike Shands is the man for the said Council man Chris Bowers He has a strong business approach to He will do well for the city There was no reason to go outside of the I have been working with Mike on city committees for seven years Nothing but the best comes from him He is a man of integrity knowledge and forti said Council Member Jan Ken nady Shands will receive a salary of and the standard city benefits package He has served as assistant city manager for one year and worked as director of planning and development for nine years Before coming to New Braunfels Shands worked as the planning director City He has worked in city related positions for 20 years Shands 50 is married to Shiela Shands They have one son Justin 21 CISD board to ask Potter to finish term By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Tom Potter may be replaced on the Comal Independent School Dis trict board by Tom Potter At Monday nights CISD board of trustees meeting the board could not make the decision to appoint a replacement There was a 33 tie on a motion by Douglas Kirk seconded by Thomas Bruce to leave the seat vacant and allow the patrons to elect a new board member in the regular May election Board president Jim Middleton voted with Kirk and Bruce not to appoint anyone to fill Potters seat The consensus of the board was that Middleton should ask Potter to complete his term which expires in May I have not been contacted by any said Potter early Tuesday morning If its a fact that without an appointment to replace me oh the board my daughter cannot be consid ered for employment with the dis trict that would remove the reason I resigned I would consider returning to the Potter had originally resigned to give his daughter the opportunity to apply for a position with CISD However if the board does not replace him with an appointment he automatically retains his seat and his daughter remains ineligible for employment with the district The board heard the first progress report from Scott Watson and Robert K Loop representing the Facilities Study Committee The committee is made up of 50 patrons including some recommended by individual board members They have been asked to develop a long range facili ty plan for CISD The report presented at last nights meeting predicted that before 2000 the number of students in CISD will exceed conservative estimate according to the presenters More than 115 new classrooms were predicted as necessary over the next seven years The committee is considering solutions such as implementing year round multitrack school split shift school temporary classrooms with expanded cafeterias and libraries enrollment caps and bussing lease space increase class sizes halfday kindergarten or building permanent buildings The committee first met Nov 3 and has since met several times to evaluate current demographic data and past growth patterns visit schools and get financial and archi tectural advice They are requesting additional input from patrons who may contact Scott Watson at 8854400 Robert K Loop at 9803339 or Sandy Stewart at 8993769 Anyone interested in contributing information to the com mittee may also contact the Superin tendents office at 6258081 for the location and time of the committees next meeting In other business the board Asked Superintendent Jerry Major to forward a request to the Attorney General asking for a ruling on whether or not the 1992 tax rate calculation was correctly done Major said the district has spent researching this issue The consensus of the board was not to spend any additional money but to forward all information gathered to the Attorney General Heard a report from Transporta tion Director Kenny Franklin He reported 79 buses need replacement He said some of those buses are and 1978 models Wassail winners Winners of the Wassail Contest at Thursdays Wassallfest were Cholletts first place Comal Flower Shop second place and the team of Vollbrechts Goepfs and Gins and Glitter third place Almost 300 people voted and 500 people attended pictured ate Kyra Brandt of Comal Flower Deannle Chollett of Chollets and Diana Vollbrecht Judge says Zain lied at Davis trial that he performed scientific tests on blood and other evidence in connection with the case It also states that Zain did not in fact conduct DNA tests noted in his report Ramsays findings also state It is highly probable that Zain committed aggravated perjury in testifying at the applicants trial concerning the results of some or all of the scientific tests he said he The document states Zains scientific evidence was not reliable Zain was not credible under oath and Zains conduct was intentional and outra geous and shocked the conscience of the The findings of fact also discusses conduct by Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer and evidence from the New Braunfels Police Depart By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Judge Charles Ramsay of the 22nd District Court issued findings of fact last week concerning the testimony of Fred Zain former serologjst for the Bexar County Medical Examiners Office Zain testified at the Comal County trial of Jack Warren Davis Davis stood trial in 1990 for allegedly murdering local school teacher Kathie Balonis He was found guilty but his conviction was later overturned by the Fifth Cir cuit Court of Appeals A hearing concerning a writ of habeas corpus filed by attor ney was conducted earlier this year During that hearing Defense Attor ney Stanley Schneider cast doubt on Zains testimony The document written by Ramsay states that Zain testified at Davis trial ment Woman still unidentified murder ruled By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs deputies are continuing efforts to identify the body of a white female mat was found in Canyon lake on Saturday Justice of the Peace Howard Curly Smith ruled the death a homicide Monday An autopsy was conducted on Sunday by officials from the Travis County Medical Examin ers office According to reports the death was reported to be the result of strangulation and drown ing Officials do have a suspect in the case according to Chief Deputy Blwood Hohew of the Comal County Sheriffs Office Hoherz said the case is cur rently being investigated as a murder but if further information is found charges could be raised to capital murder Hcbeo said the sheriff g office also has a lead on the identify of the woman The womans body was found by a fisherman on Canyon Uke at 11 am Saturday according to sheriffs department officials Her body was found in the south side of Canyon Lake near Cranes Mill Park Officials said the fisherman immediately called the Coma County Sheriffs Office The woman is believed to be approwmateJy 40 years old Other deputies woridng op the art County Sheriff s Office Detective Jimmy Limmer and Reynolds For news subscription or advertising information call 6259144
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