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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday Jan 4 l9951HeraldZ6itufigl3 A Texas Briefs HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Hummel winner Stephanie and Michael Schaeffer won the Hummel Lebruchenhaus prize recently for building the best gingerbread house The prize a Hummel figurine Is shown in front of the winning house Obituaries Otto J Hammer Otto J Hammer 78 died Tuesday January 3 1995 in New Braunfels Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Docppenschmidt Funeral Home Zilda Kuhle Zilda Kuhle 94 of New Braunfels died January 2 1995 She was born December 20 1900 and married Othmar Kuhle in 1931 Her husband preceded her in death in 1961 She is survived by her sons Otto Rauch Sr and Bruno A Rauch a sis ter Adela Morris four grandchildren Otto Rauch Jr and wife June Roy Rauch and wife Alicia Roger Rauch and wife Debbie Barbara Borchers and husband Ambrose numerous great grandchildren and greatgreat grand children Funeral services will be at Wednesday January 4 1995 at the Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Internment will follow at the Comal Cemetery Visitation will begin at Tuesday and continue until ser vice time on Wednesday at the Doep penschmidt Funeral Home Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home Former Garland Mayor Developer Faulkner Report to Prison DALLAS AP Former Garland Mayor James L Toler and developer Danny Faulkner convicted in the largest thrift fraud in Texas history have reported to federal prisons to begin serving 20year terms After 11 years of investigations indictments and trials both surrendered voluntarily Tuesday Toler entered the Federal Correctional Institution in Texarkana and Faulkner reported to a federal facility at Fort Worth Toler 59 and Faulkner 62 arc expected to serve at least seven years before becoming eligible for early release Two other associates surrendered Tuesday to officials at prisons in Texas and Arizona Id like to say I think weve heard the last of these people but we said Assistant Attorney Joseph Revesz Convicted Texas Murderer Claims Innocence Then Is Put To Death HUNTSVILLE Texas AP Convicted killer Jesse DeWayne Jacobs was put to death early today in Texas amid contentions from some capital punishment opponents and from the prisoner himself that an innocent man was executed I have news for he told wit nesses who filed into the Texas death chamber just after midnight There is not going to be an execution This is premeditated Jacobs 44 whose extensive criminal record that began as a juvenile includ ed another murder in Illinois said while he committed many sins in his life and maybe deserved to die for them I am not guilty of this He asked for forgiveness expressed love for his family support for fellow death row inmates and bitterness that his claims of innocence were not upheld I hope in my death Im that little bit ty snowball that starts to bury the death he said just before the lethal injection began at CST Seven minutes later he was pro nounced Slayings Drop In Several Texas Cities A 10year low in Dallas homicides and decreases in other Texas cities have resulted from better law enforce ment efforts and public education authorities say Police were more uncertain about a 31 year low in Corpus Christi slayings for 1994 Homicide detectives there said 13 people were murdered last year compared with 34 in 1993 We really dont have any rhyme or reason why the thing is so low but were Corpus Christi Police Chief Henry Garrctt said Tuesday The homicide count compared with 1963 when the Coastal Bend city had 11 homicides Thirteen Brownsville homicides were also recorded in 1994 down from 17 the year before Chief Victor Rodriguez said the 1994 mark fell right on the citys homicide average for the pas 115 years The record set in 1982 Judicial Don Rickles Retires This Week HOUSTON AP Donald K Shipley the cigarchomping pistol toting judge of the 182nd District Court says he never meant to offend anyone with his sometimes outrageous sense of humor But his wit wont likely be missed by everyone when he steps down from the bench this week Shipley has often sparked controversy in his 12 years as Republicans promise a revolution WASHINGTON AP The Republican revolution arrives today a landmark congressional takeover built on pledges of less government lower taxes and the longest day of Housecleaning in history The sea change voters set in motion in November was sweeping forward today with newly elected Republican majorities in both the House and the Senate taking their oaths of office The new House GOP leaders rush ing to exploit their first day at the helm in four decades put eight reform votes on the openingclay agenda and pre pared for a noontomidnight marathon In the Senate Republican leaders said they hoped to eliminate at least 100 of federal programs and make strides toward a balanced budget and tax cuts Its going to be a historical occa said incoming House Speaker Newt Gingrich the strategist behind the Republican rise to power He arrived here Tuesday from Atlanta on a Speaker Express plane with 200 plus supporters ready for business and a 24hour round of parties and cele brations Incoming House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas predicted today would be the longest day for an open ing day of Congress probably in any bodys memory probably The firstday votes were stacked high and loaded with symbolism votes to make Congress abide by the laws it passes to cut committee staffs and abolish three committees alto gether to end absentee voting to require a threefifths vote to raise income tax rates The changes were all outlined in the House Republicans Contract With The contract a Gingrich brainchild is now the governing blue print for the new House majority Weve plowed it and weve hoed it and weve raked it and weve got everything ready and now its time to plant the Armey said So 1 have no butterflies Im anxious to get on with With the limelight on Republicans President Clinton didnt plan 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