Tuesday, January 18, 1994

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas March TAXES MM f 994 special begins in todays R5 i New Braunfels A 410 11016 s o w i s r n i c R o u B 1 s H 1 N n 2A27 E YAM IIK Lv EL PASO IX 10 Pages irt one section Tuesday aan 10 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of bWIGHT HORTON I Vol 142 No 4f INSIDE taxes In Sports 810 Stammtisch Birthday wishes from theHeraldZeftungl The New Braunfels Herald Zeiturig extends the following birthday wishes to Janet Suzanne Ward DwightHorton Heather Fest Dorothy Brinkkoeter Jackie Caddett David Ramirez Jose Chato Juarez Ruben Felder Gladys Flor Nell Groos Jane Keller Thelma Lee Len Mahoney Lucille Neuese Martha Renaerts Margaret Sanders Ivan Scheffler Ray Sim mank Helen Weaver Amalia Ortiz Goals 2000 Satellite meeting set tonight At on Tuesday Jan 18 New Braunfels residents can join communities across the coun try in the Goals 2000 Satellite Meeting a monthly interactive video teleconference for commu nities working to reach the Six National Education The program will be broadcast locally on TCI Cablevision Chan nel 16 Book Review Club to meet Jan 25 The Book Review Club will meet at the Senior Citizens Cen ter 655 Landa Tuesday Jan r Dr Kenneth Peters will review Generations by William Strauss and Neil Howe the History of Americas Future from 1584 to 2069 Guests are invited A dona tion is requested Project Graduation meeting planned Seniors and parents are invited to attend a planning session for Project Graduation at 7 on Wednesday Jan 19 at Canyon High School Students are encour aged to attend Lake Area Association off Realtors luncheon set The New Lake Area Association of Realtors will hold a membership luncheon on Jan at Molly Joes Restaurant The guest speaker will be Cathey Vackar who will talk on Juvenile Gang Call 6256954 or fax 6256980 withRSVP Correction In Sundays HeraldZeitwg page 1 A a story entitled Bush to speak Tuesday in NB indicated the New Braunfels Republican Womens Clubs 30th Anniversary Dinner was scheduled for Jan 18 Instead the dinner is scheduled for Jan 24 with an RSVP deadline of Jan 18 George W Bush son of the former President George Bush and part owner of the Texas Rangen baseball team will be the speaker Anyone interested in attending the dinner event should call 625 or 6256148 to make reservationi The dinner will begin it 0 on Jan 24 at the New Braunfcli Civic Center Ticket are per penon n qfiht Qtrmu 4nt Wt hvlu you By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer ed agains Additional charges of felony theft have been filed against Michael Lynn Waller who is cur rently being held in jail for allegedly murdering and sexually assaulting an Odessa woman last month Waller 21 has been charged with capital mur der and is being held on a bond of SI million for that charge According to Sgt David Ott of the Comal County Sheriffs Office the additional charges were filed after officers discovered that Waller had County growth on upswing in last six months County Engineer points to new homes sites along Highway 281 By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Within the last six months approx imately new home sites have become available in the unincorpo rated areas of Comal County via new subdivisions in various stages of progress Most of these are within the last six said Tom Homseth Comal County Engineer Thats lots in a short period of time Normal plan ning back when I was doing devel opment work for sewer and water type of stuff is to plan for three and onehalf people per singlefamily res idence Youre looking at about 3i500 Felony theft added to charges against Waller allegedly stolen the victims purse on Halloween Ott said Waller had been staying at a residence at Canyon Lake with his girlfriend and the victim had been at the same place He said the victim could not find her purse arid three rings Ott said two of the rings had allegedly been sold The warrant on the felony theft charges was served last week Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Howard Smith set bond in the theft case at Deputies also discovered that Waller was want ed in Guadalupe County on charges of criminal trespass Bond in that case is Waller was arrested Dec 16 by Comal Coun ty sheriffs deputies He was located in Seguin by officers from the Seguin Police Department who knew the Comal County Sheriffs Office was looking for the man He was brought to Comal County by CCSO Detective Jimmy Limmer and Texas Ranger Richard Bennie The woman Waller is suspected of killing is Colleen Kay Tallant 38 Her body was found several days after her body was discovered Investigators believe Tallant who was con fined to a wheelchair was visiting Comal Coun ty and was planning to camp at the lake Her car a 1986 Ford Escort was found behind the VFW Hall in Schertz by officers from the Schertz Police Department Tallants purse had earlier been found by Schertz police officers An autopsy was conducted by officials from the Travis County Medical Examiners office Offi cials said the death was reported to be the result of strangulation and drowning Watching carefully could take some time A lot of these to people who are plan ning for the future and no develop ment will happen but thats not to say they couldnt all move out right Some of the new subdivisions include Oak Hills Estates around Bill Brown Elementary near Hwy 28 1 and State Hwy 46 with 290 one to two and onehalf acres lots a public water system and private roads Elm Valley located on the west side of Hwy 281 south of State Hwy 46 with 76 fiveacre plus lots with individual wells and public roads Highland on the east side of Hwy 281 south of State Hwy 46 with 41 one and onehalf acre to three and onehalf acre lots private roads and individual wells Cypress Springs on the Guadalupe south of and abutting the Guadalupe River between Spring Branch and Hwy 281 with 608 lots 57 one acre lots 285 two acre lots and 266 five acre lots The one acre lots and some of the two acre lots will be served by a pub lic water system but the remainder will have individual wells Public roads will be built Persimmon Hills west of Bul verde Estates and north of Amman Road with 60 five acre lots public roads and individual wells Homestead Oaks on Lone Star Road north of State Hwy 46 and east of Farm to Market 2722 with 27 one acre lots According to Hornseth there has also been some activity which indi cates possible other developments in the county including 70 lots in what was once known as Bulverdc Ranchette subdivision south of State Hwy 46 and west of Hwy 281 south of the Elm Val Icy subdivision Shepherd Hill with about 35 five acre lota on Brand Head south of Oak Cliff Acres with public roads and indi vidual welli Beck Ranch Homestead with 42 five acre loa public rooda and indi vidual welli Rocky Creek off of Farm to Mar tot 484 north of Canyon Lake with 50 onehalf to one acre loti with i public water 740 acres for five acre loti north of State Hwy 32 east of Horton Rout Police Chief says theres no need for teen curfew here While area cities impliment curfews NB Police take different approach By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen said he does not see a need to enact a teen curfew in the city of New Braunfels Several cities in the South Texas area have put curfews in place Last month the Seguin City Council enact ed a curfewteeping teens from being San Antonio recently passed a day time curfew prohibiting kids from being out during school hours The Converse City Council is also discussing enacting a curfew Headen said he is not a supporter of curfews I would rather work more directly toward working with kids to try to establish an open dialogue with them so that we can avoid this kind of he said I guess I have more confidence in our said Headen Headen said graffiti is one thing that those cities enacting curfews may be trying to curtail I dont think curfews are the answer Id rather try to get a message to the kids and keep the lines of com munication he said We work closely with schools and with different community leaders to find other ways to meet the needs of Headen said he believes the depart ment should meet the problem more jpffidajs Headensaid ideas suchas the summer recreation program and the local boxing program are good ways to address any problems I feel like if we can tap into and establish an open dialogue with kids and collectively try to meet their he said Names of men arrested in drug bust released by local officials Photo by SUSIE CROTEAU Threeyearold Kale Lange a student at Happy Days Day Care In New Braunfels watches an Indonesian Water Python real close while allowing the snake to crawl around his body freely The snake was part of a demonstration put on by Karl Spiders of Austin cousin of New Braunfels Police Officer Scott Lange Kales father Students at Happy Days were able to handle several snakes under close supervision by trained snake during the demonstra tion Including a Columbian RedTailed Boa and an 11foot Burmese Python By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Four South Texas men were arrest ed on drug charges last Thursday in a combined effort by several law enforcement agencies in the area Officials have released the identi ties those arrested which include Juan Ramero Gonzales 32 of New Braun fels Israel Santana Castillo 29 of Jourdanton Carlos Jose Cruz 28 of Arlington and Augustine Ariza 40 of Pearsall All four men were charged with delievcry of marijuana between five and 50 pounds Several vehicles and 23 pounds of marijuana were confiscated during the the arrests which took place on Stonewall Street Officials from the Alamo Area Nar cotics Task Force the 81st District Task Force and the Comal County Sheriffs Office conducted an under cover and surveillance operation that led to the arrests Lt Sumner Bowen of the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force said the arrest was the result of an undercover operation Young girl who was left on McKenna Memorial Hospitals doorstep is adopted by foster family From staff reports An infant baby girl no more than six hours old and wrapped in towels who was found on the steps of McKenna Memorial Hospital on Aug was adopted by her foster parents in district court pro ceedings two weeks ago just in time for Christmas This was one of the happier endings to the many ChUd Protective Services cases we have handled and was the ideal Christmas gift not only for the little girl and her new family but for us as said Comal County Attorney Nathan B Rheinlandcr The county attorneys office began handling child protection casei almost two yean ago under a coop erative agreement with the Texai Department of Protective and Regulatory Services formerly the Department of Human Services They have one attorney to handle some 14 South Texai said Rhelntander We felt that that level of staffing was not properly serving the chil dren at risk in cw community in that so many timei abused neglected or abandoned children are shuttled between foster homei and institutions without seek ing permanent homei for them simply because the department is unable to get to their cases So we agreed to take on the additional The adoption of Baby Girl Doe as she was referred to in court papers came after a lengthy judicial process The infant girt was placed in protective custody of the state immediately after being found and an attorney ad litem was appointed by the court to represent her interests On her release from the hospital she was placed with foster parents who had also been cleared to adopt her when possible To do so explained Rheinlander required that the parental rights of her unknown parents be ter minated which under the Texas Family Code required that a diligent search be conducted to deter mine their whereabouts that if they could not be located that they be cited by publication in a local newspaper and that attorneys ad litem be appointed to represent them in their absence The seveml leads as to the identity of the parents furnished to the New Bnunrcli Police Department were all wid Rheinlander but ulti mately led nowhere The Attorney Generals Parent Locator Service was also called In again without The unknown parent were given notice of the proceedings by citations published in the Herald Zeitung in mid1993 continued Rheinlander These ads were placed by the Department he said and unfortunately contained certain technical errors to which the parents attorneys objected requiring the notices to be republished This is only proper as it is the job of the attorneys appointed to represent the missing parents in such cases to make sure that all the elements of due process are met This is particularly important in the event the parents eventually resurface and try to contest the termination and Termination of the parental rights of the baby girls missing parents was finally accomplished on Nov 18 of this year by court order signed by District Robert T Pfeuffer On Dec 21 Baby Qid Doe was formally adopted by her foster parents and giv en both a permanent home and i legal name All ah er records of the proceedings have been sealed by court older This is i beautiful thriving toddler who brightens any room she cones said Rheinlander Her two older brothers dote on her and had bought her toe courtroom the iay of ha adoption She absolute ly charmed everyone she met and all of ui in the judicial system are overjoyed to have played even i part in finding her a home of her Looking for a bargain See ffie HeraldZeitung Classifieds

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