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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 2, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY District 2844 hoops team announced Se CdUKTDOWNi 398 DAYS Sosqulcantennlal March 21 1845 March 21 1995 NewBraunfels Herald 16 Pages in one section Wednesday March Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JEAN KNEUPER Vol 142 NO 79 Inside Arts Sports The Stammtisch day wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Braunfets Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Pauline Diaz Ashley Williams Jean Kneuper Albert Parker Paul Porter Iris Schtather Clinton Prentiss Bob McElree Dorothy Schumacher Galyn Kerens Bob Slaton Kerry Pool 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 Thursday 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 Darlcne Hicks at 6295167 Cowboys Tshirts now available at HZ Commemorative Dallas Cow boys Tshirts are now available through the New Braunfels Her aldZeitung Customers wishing to order these unique shirts placing orders at the Herald Zettwig 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 Antique Show Sale set for March 1820 The 42nd SemlAnnual Antique Show Sale will be held March 1820 at the New Braunfels Civic Center The show will begin Friday March 18 at 11 and end Sun day at 6 The show will end at 7 on Friday and Saturday and will start at 12 on Sunday Admission is and Is good for all three days Senior GKIitnt Foundation lunoheon The Comal County Senior Citi zens Foundation will host its ond annual show on Monday March 21 at Admission is Tickets are on sale at the Senior Citizens Cen ter 655 Landa St Stammtttdi Sooklmburt 0 tot Qtrmn tint ptact for imaton tftht community Mangum pleads guilty to murder By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Steven Wayne Mangum was sentenced to 50 years Tuesday after pleading guilty to the murder of New Braunfels resident Linda Brown Mangum plead guilty in district court Comal Coun ty District Attorney Bill Reimer said he was McDuff given death sen isfied with the plea tence See page 2 It stops us from ing the hearing we were going to have on the incom petency or insanity defense and the change of he said According to Reimer the 50year sentence is not much different from a life sentence since parole must be considered It boils down to whether or not we would get an extra year or so The Parole Board doesnt recognize anything above 50 years Fifty years sounds psycho logically better to a he said Reimer said he believes Mangum chose to plea at this time because he had run out of delays Mangum had changed attorneys once which allowed a long delay in hearing pretrial motions His current attorney is Ronald Zipp of New Braunfels Zipp said the decision to plea guilty was made by Mangum He wanted to get this matter behind him and go oh with his life Mr Mangum accepted the 50 years That was his desire to accept it It was his he said Obviously there are many things that go through a persons mind in this situation I was prepared to go for ward on the pretrial motions I had witnesses subpoe naed He indicated his desires We obviously represent the said Zipp This was the first time he real ly indicated wanting to do something along these Reimer said the state let Mangum know this would be his last chance to plea We threw down the gauntlet and told him he had to fish or cut he said Rdmer said he believes if the matter al Mangum would have received a life ever he said it would have cost the county between to Mangum is currently being held in the Comal Coun ty Jail Zipp said he did not know when Mangum would be transported to the Texas Department of Crim inal Justices Institutional Division Brown 50 was murdered on Aug 28 at the Das Port Haus townhouses in New Braunfels She and Mangum 49 were living in the same residence Reports show Brown was shot in the head by a bolt action rifle Reimer said Mangum who originally claimed he was cleaning his gun had shot twice One bullet went into the ceiling and the other hit Brown Brown was transported to a hospital in San Antonio and died two days after the shooting Mangum was arrested at the scene by New Braunfels police officers His bond was set at TCI officials yet to determine the effect of recent FCC mandate Cable company studying options By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials from TCI Cablevision have not determined what effect a decision to by the Federal Communications Commission to cut cable rates will have on the local cable market Mark Morrison manager of the New Braunfels TCI office said cable operators have not received much information about the required reductions and were not sure if it would have any or little at all Morrison said it appears cable operators may have the choice between cutting rates or adding more program ming More information is expected to be available to local cable companies by March 15 The FCC made the decision to cut rates in a 30 vote on Tuesday The decision requires many cable television service rates to be cut by 7 percent The rnove was made to correct an early attempt to cut prices that was determined not to be effective change individual bills but there will be decreases In all but premium channels The new ratei are expected to be in effect by May 15 The new decision is expected to be more effective because the FCC will be allowed to Hepin if a cable company changes its billing procedures in order to keep from being regulated The FCC ordered a reduction in rates last yparbut subscribers were upset because sope rates rose due to Restructuring of charges School bus involved in accident Students able f J A By JENNIFER ROMPEL involved a Rusk Independent School District bus a Chevrolet Suburban pulling a travel trailer and a Dodge van New Braunfds Police Officers and New Braunfels EMS responded to the accident The accident occurred at approximately am tn the 2000 block of Interstate Highway 33 According to Lt John Wommack there were 18 stu s The and trailer the south ThebttSwasfivenby Harold Stilton of Bask to Wornmack reports i pulling to sway The driver applied Ws brakes and lost the were able to cordrwe Wommaclc said the Suburban and the trailer went NBISD drove the students to S Boo Templcton of the NBISD photo ing to cumptr TbevanwaadrivdnbyMichaelManldofAustin I I i i Close call Teacher and parents intuition prevents child from being taken to Mississippi By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The intuition of a local teacher parent and an Primary student from taking the child to Mis sissippi this week without the knowledge of the childs mother New Braunfels police officers were notified at Feb 28 that a possible Wdnap ping was taking place at the school According to Det Basel Boetright who investigated the call the person allegedly taking the boy turned out to be the male students father James Jahns of New Braunfels No decree or custodial order was on file concerning the child Boatright said the boys parents were not divorced He explained the man allegedly entered the classroom and told the teacher he was taking his son to a doctors appointment Boatright said a restraining order had been flled against Jahns in the past keeping Urn from being on the school grounds however the order hid expired Apoordlnfl to Bofttruuxti the department was Still able to fUe criminal to Jahn Jahn posted bond day from the Qjmil County Jail was released Mon Two other men who were with Jahn were also arrested One on criminal trespass charges and one for drug charges The men were stopped on Interstate Highway 35 headed toward San Marcos Boatright said he believes the man was planning to take the boy to Mississippi Mariene Moore principal at Goodwin said the man did not stop at the office before going to his sons classroom She added that many parents were at the campus on Monday because it was Public Schools Week He told the teacher he needed to take the child to an appointment The teacher felt some thing was wrong and followed them down the haU She tdd them they needed to stop at the she said Moore said after the teacher saw that the man did not stop at the office the teacher went to the principal and911 was called She said the t outside the school and saw the man and the child leaving She saw something that did not seem right The boy was not screaming and was not strug gling But he wasnt she said The parent who had i cellular phone fol lowed the men and child aod got the license plate of the mans vehicle Moore said it was the quick action of several people that allowed the police to find the men She also said the teacher followed the procedure for the inci dent We have to have teachers with this kind of intuitive she said Moore said nothing could be done by the school to keep the man from taking the child She explained his name was listed on the chips card as being able to pick the boy up from school If his name had not been on the cud I probably would have really done a lot of call ing and held the child until I got all the infer mation she said We have no right to hold s child from his said Moore I think parents should have an active updated restraining order We really focus on those The administrator must have to have a legal reason to hold on to a child If papers we not done our hands are she said Moon also said that doors to the ichool not locked because many clssaet are held in uiUdings sod sftidctti rnuif frp tftf other parts of the campus I think we hive aU lived in i very trusting we shewed Dont miss Horizons 94 Coming March 27 in the HeraldZeitung   

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