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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                pf See Page 64 18 pages in two sections Wednesday M01 A YANDFLI 7990 Inside Obituary Weather J 4A River conditions Guadflupe 10 Comal cte feet per second f Stanimtisch Birthday from the HeralcUeitung TteNewBraunfetiHerdld Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Alma Moore Bobby Mendez Alfredo Resales Daisy Howard Anne Wlbon J3 Benitez Rosa Espinosa Margie Council Mrs Saranna Laughner Sidney Mensik Mary Jane Schock Frances Skinner Louise Stott AlmaWHIiford y Downtown Assoc date changed The Downtown Association will have its September meeting on Friday Sept 9 instead of Tuesday Sept 6 because Krauses Cafe will be closed on Sept 6 The breakfast meeting will be held at 7 as normally sched uled All members and guests are encouraged to attend and meet mation call President Connie Worley at 6294419 Clarification In yesterdays HeraldZeitung page 1 under the headline Seguin man charged with pos session of a man identified as Mark Clark of Seguin was listed as having been arrested for the offense The HeraldZeitung wishes to note that the Mark Clark arrested for possession is not local attor ney Mark Clark Hummel to host volunteer meeting The Hummel Museum will be holding a volunteer recruitment meeting on today at in the museum board room All interested individuals and couples are invited for this kick off recruitment meeting which will include a pot luck supper and special door prize gifts The Hummel Museum is in need of volunteers to assist with office work tour guides educational programs special events and community relations Plans are underway for the Hummel Museums schedule of special exhibits and displays to celebrate the New Braunfels 1995 Sesqiucenteiwlal Volunteers can expect exciting and interesting events to become involved with at the Hummel Museum in the near future Contact Ursula Ehmann at the Hummel Museum for more infor mation at 6255636 Top photo From toft Bo Vivian Nuhn EffmbWgM Frank Chatham Nuhn Pant Scoh Chad Scott put up of the of Right photo Effanoargar con atructlon auparvlaor Bottom photo Bob Morratl Uoyd Hasall eantar and Wayna Effanbwgar Local ni angry over new i state law ByTECLOJGAROA Staff Writer HtnUZmUng photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Habitat For Humanityvolunteers build dream for local family By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer W Habitat raised money from local churches and individuals and groups to bujld it first home in Comal County The home is going Stammtisch The New Brawfels Herald Zeitwg invites its readers to sub mit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophitnburg Archives and members of the German community represents a sitting place for the comw nity to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with place where a person or ie a home Its a new experience for she said It will be nice for Lloyd to have his own room to study in and maybe he will have some of ebsters New World Dicdo up at 951 Lipan Drive his friends over We havent had a yard before nary defines habitat as the Weve been waiting around for two years and were all looking forward to working in Comal Habitat Public Relations officer said Habitat which is headquartered in Ameri The local affiliate of Habitat began in J992 cus Georgia plans to build five more houses incorporated in September 1993 in Comal County by 1999 i The organizations work has caught the attention of local officials County Judge Carter Casteel and the Commissioners Court It does not give the homes away After will proclaim the month of September as picking a family the family must agree to pay Comal County Habitat Month at their Sept 1 for the cost of building the home and work n an Hasell plans to work hard to have a home avow information call 6257005 HeraldZeitung to host Literacy Day event Essay poster contest winners to be honored at special at NB Civic Center By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor national education goals in San Antonio He serves on the board of the San Antonio Weigh borhood Youth Organization on the parental The New Braunfels Civic Center will be the involvement committee of the Mexican scene of a celebration of Literacy Pay at Legal Defense and Educational Fund wi op The event wiUfeaWe the presentation of win of Mexico branch in San Antonio area Literacy Day What Literacy Day reception WhenWednesday Sept 4New Braunfels Civic Center Law enforcement officials are angry and baft f fled over a new state law that will lower the purh ishment for crimes such as assaulting a police officer car burglary and drunk driving The change downgrades some felonies to misde meanors and in many cases the lawbreakers will face only probation if convicted Also included in the list of crimes which penalties have been reduced from felonies to misdemeanors are theft to sale and purchase of human organs and bigamy But its the assault on police officers and theft of a car that has local officials concerned the most I think itwill ojefinitely increase crime and it wjl OJfPolice DickHeaden Wpeciallyus since we cant do anything about it This is the first time in 32 years that I feel that my hands are Changes in the law are nothing new to Head en who recalled adjusting to rulings like the Miranda decision which forced officers to read a suspect its rights But now he said the law has been lessened and police can only do so much It reveals what the people who make our laws think about he said State Representetive Edmund Kuempel vot ed for the bill that changed the penal code because he said the public wanted a bill that would keep violent offenders locked up I talked to DAs police chiefs and everybody wanted to keep violent criminals off the street and thats what we he said Kuempel said he believes that with the pas sage of the bill that Texas is a safer state Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer said Ac change gets in the way of him doing his job r He said he can no longer punish the criminate that make up almost of all of his cases He said 99 of the eases his office handles are proper ty crimes Weve have had the reputation as one of the toughest counties on crime in the said Bill Reimer Comal County District Attor ney The victims of this state have been mis He said voters were told violent criminals would be kicked up longer and they will but the others are getting off free Reimer said he attended hearings in Austin concerning the bill before its passage and ques tioned the authority of the committee which helped shaped the bill in Austin He said most were political appointments and that most Texas district attorneys do not sup port the measure I know of some prosecutora who are politi cians who are supporting Reimer said know real prosecutors are Under the new law burglary of a vehicle becomes a Class A misdemeanor It was a ithjnj degreefelony i Sheriff Bremer said those types Of A spedal invitation goes out to all tutors who changes in the law bother him This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint the field of Communications He fcfcawseducation served Most people take reading for granted and and was editorial page editor dootgiw much thought to the many obstacles State Seralor Jeff Wettworth was out of town cational services manager of fan jntonio for that 17 yean He fteed by people who are unable to said and did notretumphoKcalls however he did EgressNews awards jji ftom the tell a San Antonio newspaper that he voted fer RuShasbeenthedaamanoftheSaaAntowo Press International learning to read can really tunaapejr the bill because he thought that was what fli OffiunissiononUteracy for the past six years The Literacy Day odebration hosted bytjje peopfc Canted to free more prison bjepps literacy tutors and inspire people who The changes in the penal code will GO into the group charged with implementation of the port for the students selected get help and 7 advertising or subscription information 6250 f 44 6060846   

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