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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 1, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sinithson hosts Afew Braunfels in soccer IO COUNTDOWNi 389 DAYS NewBraunfels Sesquteentenriial March March New Braunfels CENTS A y y j j Pttt0 TX 799Q HeraldZeitung 10 Pages In one section Tuesday March Setvlng Cornel County for more than 142 years Ihkxne of BRADLEY HILL No Inside Sports The Stain mtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitungl The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Frances Dominguez Bradley Hill John Brandt Felix Vetez Patrick Max Welborn Janle Ryals Rosendo Aquim Leonard Lon gorta Doris Coman Ctaudlne Mulhern Ruth Stevenson Cowboys Tshirts now available at HZ Commemorative Dallas Cow boys Tshirts are now available through the New Braun fels Herald Zeitung Customers wishing to order these unique shirts may do so by placing orders at the HeraldZeitung office 707 Landa St Customers should allow seven business days for delivery Payment required upon ordering All sizes are available includ ing youth sizes and large adults sizes For more information call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 6259144 Masonic Lodge to a present awards New Braunfels Masonic Lodge 1109 will have an open meeting Tuesday March 1 at to present Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar medals to one student and one teacher from New Braunfels and Canyon High Schools The awards are for excellence in personal achievement The pub lic is invited to attend League to sponsor juvenile violence justice panel The Comal Area Provisional League of Women Voters will sponsor a panel on Juvenile Vio lence and Justice Tuesday March 3 at 7 at the Victoria Bank Trust Herb Schneider Room The League is participating in a one year study on the issue of juvenile violence and justice The panel discussion will focus on prevention and will feature Robert Owens of the police department discussing the DARE program Maribeth Powers from the Texas Juvenile Probation Department Martha Ellis with the PRIDE program Marti Woodard from the Comal County Juvenile Probation Department and Jansey Madden who is a member of the Texas League of Women Voters Juvenile Violence and Justice Committee The public is encouraged to attend For more information con tact Dariene Hicks at 6295167 Canyon Friends of Education scholarships The Canyon High School Friends of Education have been receiving generous contributions from local merchants to be pre sented in the form of cash scholar shps to graduating seniors The fu Praising campaign formally euued Feb 28 however anyone wishing to make a donation still can by calling Larry Lehr at 625 8343 Sdumntisch The Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites iW readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophitnburg Archives and numbers of the German community Sfammluch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to short with Juror We are not a police state9 By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A New Braunfels woman who served on the jury for the Branch Davidian trial in San Antonio said she believes the raid of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco never should have happened The woman who asked to remain anonymous said the trial took an emotional toll on all the jurors If I live to be will never hear anything as sad as this case on both she said The juror said she lamented the loss of the four officers from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms She explained they were just doing the job they were told to do but a lack of planning at higher levels caused the problems There were several times I would be sitting there and we would being hearing testimony about the death of the agents I would feel terrible for their families I think truly somebody at the top should pay for what happened to these she said New Braunfels woman who served on jury speaks out on trial of 11 Branch Davidians She also said die people in the compound were merely followers of David Koresh The juror said the raid of the compound was not necessary We are not a police 1 dont think this type of force was needed David Koresh jogged down the road every day of the world They only had one arrest warrant They had a search warrant for the compound but they should have arrested him she said I dont understand all these lives were lost for one arrest 1 dont think they need that kind of force Nobody knows who set the fires on April 19 that burned women and children Tanks went through the front The tanks penetrated the wall and went into the next room There were kerosene lamps on the floor to light the room because the electricity had been cut The con struction of the building was made of plywood and no she said Testimony in the case continued for six weeks More than 120 witnesses were called but the juror said the testimony of three key witnesses and of the ATF agents made the decision for her There were three witnesses for the prosecution who I think are the reason the defendants were found not guilty of she said Two of those witnesses were very sincere and one witnesses who testified to being a mistress of David Koresh was not believable according to the juror A number of ATF agents also testified but they were not believable because nobodys testi mony matched They all had a differed thing to she said We could not find evidence for conspiracy Thats not to say that the inner circle of the Branch Davidians didnt have other All of the defendants were found not guilty of conspiracy to murder Five were found guilty of aiding voluntary manslaughter One was con victed of possessing a grenade and one was con victed of conspiracy to unlawfully manufacture and possess machine guns and of aiding Koresh in unlawful possession of machine guns Two of the defendants who were found not guilty are still in jail because of immigration violations Two others were freed Saturday The jurors deliberated in the case for approxi mately three days Their identities were not revealed The New Braunfels juror said they were driven to a checkpoint each day and taken to the courthouse in vans The windows of the van were covered with paper Despite the inconvenience the juror said she was pleased to serve on the jury Im glad I was picked for the jury I didnt think I had a chance to be she said Officials trying to identify substance found in drumi By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials from the New Braunfels Fire Department responded to a call this morning that several drums con taining an unknown substance had been dumped on Hunter Road According to Capt Dan Proc know four drums were found on Hunter Road near Hoffman Lane The substance in the drums is cur rently being treated as a hazardous material but it has not been identi onthe drum and representatives of ThFcompany whose name was on the labels were called to the scene The representatives determined that the substance in the drums was not theirs Samples of the product were tak en by representatives from the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission The drums and the material will be transported to the household haz ardous waste location near Fire Sta tion No 2 on Loop 337 The drums will remain there until a determina HeraldZoitungphoto by JOHN HUSETH tion can be made about who dumped Braunfels Department personnel each other to remove any remnants of an unknown sub them or if they had fallen off a vehi of New Braunfels on Hunter Road this morning Officials have not determined whether or cle not the barrels were dumped there or If they had fallen of a vehicle One year later efforts conttoueito find out victims identity By JENNIFER ROMPEL StaffWflter after aworaanwasfbwwl Cranes MW RoaxJ ty Sheriffs deputies are continuing their efforts Thewonwvvwfcwxl by Coraal County road ijrewt oa FeU 25 1993 Medical records have determined that she Is between years old She was pregnant when she was tolled The woman had dark hair andatattoo on her Deputies are looking into a suspect who is estigatsd ty offidats ftom tha to Sgt David Qtt He said he is stilt about foe suspect Ottsaidthcsuspept who tiuck driver is believed to ed and kiUed eight to 10 women Information about this murder was sent to FBI No leads on the womans identity have been found Deputies arc continuing to send the wotnansdescription on the teletype andabrced iotelevisk someone will recognize the Kuempel predicts big battle on environment in next session State representative addresses New Braunfels Board of Realtors By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A variety of issues were discussed by State Rep resentative Edmund Kuempel Monday during the regular meeting of the New Braunfels Board of Real tors Kuempel was the guest speaker during the lunch meeting which was held at Capparellis restaurant The state representative took time to discuss items of concern to both the board of realtors and individuals in the audience Iwant to touch on things coming up in the next session and find out what issues are important to you not only as a group but also as an he said Issues brought to the table included education torte reform and criminal justice Kuempel predicted that the next session of the Legislature would include a big environmental bat I dont consider myself an antienvironmental Some industry is good for Texas and Texas is good for he said Kuempel explained that most of the time a solution be found for both environmentalists and industry There is always a solution but both sides might not like he said Onthe issue of torte reform Kuempel said he has supported it from day one He added that more work is needed Concerning juvenile crime Kuempel explained that he would support lowering the age a juvenile becomes an adult 1 mink we will continue to see it lowered until we do make an impact on it juvenile he said Public education was a topic of discussion that included the question about why Texas Lot tery funds were not being used for education Kuempel explained that many voters were misled about the use of Lottery funds because the bill that dedicated the Lotterys earn ings to education was defeated He said the bill that was passed Rep Edmund included wording that said the Kuompel funds would not be dedicated to any particular entity Kuempel also said that the problem with public education was not the teachers or the administrators but instead the parents We have a tendency to blame educators and administrators when the blame should be on the par ents If we could find a way to legislate against the parents we could solve the education systems prob he said We have to get back to where parents are con cerned with he said adding that teachers should not be expected to be social workers and psy chologists 1 dont think we ought to be coddling kids who dont want to learn and are being disruptive Weve got to have an avenue to get these kids out of public he said Other items discussed included the voucher system for education the Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Homestead Act Kuemple spoke to a group of about 50 people most of whom were members of the New Braunfels Board of Realtors Resident expresses concerns to city council By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A local New Braunfels resident expressed his concern last night about the possibility of the city of New Braunfels and Comal County holding a second household hazardous waste day Mooney a resident of New Braunfels told the city council that he would like them to hold a public hearing discussing a cost analysis of the last household hazardous waste collection which was held in Decem ber 1993 He also said he would like to know where the funds are coming from for the collection and if Comal County would be involved The household hazardous waste col lection day was held last fall and was funded by a grant from the state The second day will be funded by money left over from the first collection day Approximately was left over from the first collection day according to Mayor Rudy Seidel a member of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Committee Seidel said he did not think the cost of the second day would be as much as the first In other business the council rec ognized City Manager Hector Tamayo for his 22 years of service to the dty of New Braunfels Tamayo whb announced his retirement in October 1993 was presented with a plaque and a key to the dty The council unanimously approved a resolution commending him for his service After the presentation Tamayo thanked the dty council city staff and dty volunteers He also thanked New Braunfels Utilities the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and his wife Mary Id also like to thank the mayor Rudy Over 38 years ago on December he gave a part of his Christmas day to come to Our Lade of Perpetual Help Church to take our wedding said Tamayo Other action taken by the council included approving an ordinance establishing new speed limits on Union Avenue and approving an ordi nance that albws form einstallation of traffic control signs on Garza Union Austin Houston and Torrey streets Council approved an ordinance allowing for the installation of stop signs on Guenther and Butcher streets and approved the first reading of an ordinance tit allows fer stops signs to be placed on Kentucky and Canyon streets Also approved was an ordi nance allowed for new spued limits oo Kentucky Boulevard ntgr New Braunfels High School Dont miss Horizons 94 Coming March 27 in the HeraldZeitungl   

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