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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Canyon Cougars vie for district title tonight at New Braunfels P 5 A 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 39 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels Herald B 0 WE 8 T MIC R 011 U 18111 N 2627 E Y AN DR EL PASO IX 7V903 16 pages in two sections Friday Feb Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of REID REININGER Vol 143 No 65 Inside Sports Church 7A Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following Dirthday wishes to Diana Romero Randy Leos Reid Ftelnlnger 5 Cindy Munoz Zee Sim mons Arthur Bar biers Jr Happy Anniversary to Paul Rita Hudson 45 Howard Irene Branden burg 43 Edgar Patti Westbrook 22 HeraldZeitung seeks Citizen of the Year nominations The HeraldZeitung is current ly accepting nominations for the annual Citizen of the Year award and also the Unsung Heroes awards Deadline for submitting nomi nations is Wednesday Feb 15 Nominations can be mailed or brought by the HeraldZeitung office located at 707 Landa St Citizen of the Year is awarded to the person in our community who has contributed significantly to the betterment of the commu nity and members of the commu nity during the past year Unsung Heroes are members of the com munity who regularly do things to help others but do not normal ly receive much credit for it For more information contact managing editor Mark Lyon at 6259144 Parents without Partners reunion Parents without Partners alum ni will hold a reunion for all for mer members today at 8 at the Prickly Pear in the New Braunfels Holiday Inn The local chapter has been in existance for eight years until it merged wityh the San Antonio chapter last September About 400 single parents were in the chapter AARP tax help continues AARP tax aid continues through April 15 at the Dittlinger Memorial Library each Tuesday from noon to Thurs day from 10 to 1 and Saturday from 10 to 1 AARP assistance can also be obtained at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Monday from 8 to noon Wednesday from 1 to 5 and Satur day from 9 to 1 AARP assistance can also be obtained at the Canyon Lake Action Center in Sattler on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 and Saturday from 9 to noon All who are interested are asked to bring returns from 1993 and 1994 Jackpot rises to million No tickets correctly matched all six numbers drawn Wednes day night for the twiceweekly Lotto Texas game state lottery officials said The jackpot for Saturday nights game will be million lottery officials estimated This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint County alcohol sales hours to change March 5 By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer County Commissioners did what many expected Thursday voting to repeal the order allowing 2 alcohol sales in this county In a 50 vote the court pushed the time from 2 to midnight except on Saturday when it is 1 The new law will go into effect March 5 of this year The law had been in effect since December of 1979 County bar owners have protested the law will hurt their business and ruin some They say the countys tax base will suffer and customers will choose either San Antonio or Austin I hope todays decision will not restrict the growth of future business opportunities in this said Ron Gonzales owner of Solms City Limits An attorney for a bar and restaurant owners group Nacho Campos said they opposed the government inter vention into what we consider a private property County leaders pass resolution to repeal 2 alcohol sales by 50 vote One bar owner called for a grace period through either the summer sea son or end of the year so owners could add kitchen operations and not lose some entertainment and advertisement investments Law enforcement officers have called for the repeal due to latenight traffic from the neighboring counties The repeal puts the hours at the same time as New Braunfels as well as Hays and Guadalupe counties The state does give counties the option to set the time anywhere between midnight and 2 Some had argued for a 1 acrossthe board limit saying it would be hard to drive to another destination in under one hour simply for one drink We wanted to be uniform with the neighboring said Casteel 1 we would still have the movement of Not only does the repeal include businesses but any public place in the county District Attorney Bill Reimer last week said he was unsure on the tech nicality of postings outside private campground establishments whether or not it would be illegal say to drink by the campfire after midnight Thousands of tourists pack camp grounds along the Guadalupe River during the summer Sheriff Jack Bremer said his force would continue to patrol places such as these but mainly respond to distur bance calls and unruly behavior as they currently do We wouldnt even have enough to people to arrest everybody drinking past he said Feedback Bob Saulle owner and operator of the Watering Hole New We look after everybody In our business Including Comal County and New Braunfels resi dents We have a one on one relationship with ourcustomers to get them home safe As busi ness operators how do we sever our committments Ron Gonzalez chairman of the Comal County Bar and Restaurant Association and general manager of Adobe Cafe and Adobe Verde Todays Issuance of the 2 ban In a step backward for Comal County Weve made business decisions based on the current growth spurt and now this The commissioners wasted my time at the hearing They already had their minds made Tammy Gonzalez owner and operator of Solms City Limits Why not make each person responsible for their own actions Instead of making everyone in Comal County suf fer PURRING WITH PRIDE Members include Katie Bader Angela Cantu Concetta Chilek Laurissa Creel Melissa Greln Sasha Perez Cara Holster Candice Lehr Renee Lyles Tiffany Meek Kim Nixon Kim Prelss Shanna Schneider Amanda Thomas Haynes Alyssa Wommack Jenny Walker Emily Melick is the manager Allyson DeMasco Siddons is the teams instructor Canyons Aristocats earn place in national rankings with 17th placing By THOMAS GODLEY Sport Editor Canyon High Schools dance team the Aristocats lived up to its elite name at the National Dance Team Championships in Orlando Florida this week Competing among 121 teams the Aris tocats came in 17th in the pom pom cate gory earning a place in the national rank ings and a spot on ESPN to be aired next month The ranking narrowly missed putting them into the finals Our goal all year long was to be in the top Allyson DeMasco Siddons team instructor said The girls knew they had performed the routine the best they could but it was a shock when we got the rank The Aristocats returned home with the recognition Tuesday night It was the first national competition for the 18member group which last year won the prestigious Gussie Nell Davis Award at state competition in Temple Only four other Texas high schools were represented at the NDTC which is sponsored by the Universal Dance Association The Aristocats are also the first dance team in Comal County to place as high in the national rankings What makes this more special is that a lot of the schools have been in this type of competition for the past 10 to 15 Siddons said For us it was new so we feel like we can only get better next year now that we know what to All but two of the Aristocats are expect ed to be back on the team in 199596 Many of the schools also had a jump start because they did not have football games for which to perform during the sea son The NDTC judges graded the Aristocats highly for the pom pom routine which was choreographed to a musical mix from the 1980s The dancers began practicing in September and spent an average of 15 hours per week fine tuning the performance A segment of it featured difficult hand and footwork done in silence Those who would like to see the show can tune in on television ESPNs telecast is slated for March 10 and April 15 Can dice Lehr Aristocat team colonel will per form an opening routine with dancers from all the schools While in Orlando Lehr and the girls were able to visit Disney World MGM studios Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center Several parents joined the team on the trip which was paid for through local sponsors fundraising events and individual contri butions The Aristocat team officers are Haynes Renee Lyles and Angela Cantu Court of Appeals ruling allows for retrial of Davis By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Jack Warren Davis moved a step closer to being retried for the 1989 sex murder of local schoolteacher Kathie Balonis at the New Braunfels Oaks Apartments Davis was a maintenance man at the apartment complex and Balonis was a resident there The Third Judicial Court of Appeals in Austin Wednesday ruled that prosecutors may try Davis for the murder a second time The ruling written by Visiting Judge Carl Dally will be appealed and could eventually reach the Supreme Court attorneys on both sides said Davis was convicted of the crime in 1990 The conviction was overturned on appeal due to misconduct by District Attorney Bill Reimer after it was found that he had improp erly intimidated a witness Further doubt was cast on Davis guilt when his attorney Stanley Schneider of Houston uncovered dozens of cases including the Davis case where former Bexar County Serol ogist Fred Zain allegedly falsified evidence Zain is now standing trial in West Virginia In the Davis case Zain testi fied that tests showed that Davis blood was found on the car pet between the murder victims legs However it was later shown that it was Balonis own blood Davis bail was reduced at a hearing in December 1993 and he was freed on bond He is now living in Missis sippi He is working living with his wife trying to get by and rebuild his Schneider said He said Davis does not have a telephone so he has not spoken with him since Wednesdays ruling but he left a message with Davis father who also lives in Mississippi Jack is used to setbacks We will go he said Schneider said he will appeal Wednesdays ruling The prosecutorial misconduct was so bad in this case Jack Davis could never get a fair Schneider said He said evidence a tape recorded statement of witness Marcie French was destroyed by police and he pointed out the misconduct by Reimer and alleged perjury by Zain Schneider said neither Zain nor the destroyed evidence was even mentioned in the Wednesday ruling I am asking for a rehearing to deal with those Schneider said He said the Court of Criminal Appeals would be the next stop if he loses that hearing and then the Supreme Court Special Prosecutor Ray Taylor of San Antonio also said the question of whether Davis can be put on trial again could go to the Supreme Court This deals with outrageous conduct on the part of Fred Zain It is the kind of thing that gets a lot of attention The question is If there is enormous misconduct that the defen dant can show can the case be retried Taylor said 1 have met with the police and examined the evidence and I feel like he Davis did it Taylor said The Marketplace Classifieds Onestop shopping five days a week
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