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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 20, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                6 HeraldZeitung Tuesday June Snyder students take heated rivalry to court LUBBOCK Texas AP Court room maneuvers have overtaken the rivalry for grades between two top students at Snyder High School The covaledictorians faced off Monday in a lawsuit filed to deter mine who gets her college tuition waived for one year Holly Jones 18 and Veana Clay 17 both took the stand during a hear ing called to help settle the dispute Miss Jones went through four years of high school and finished of a point behind Miss Clay who grad uated after just three years by taking correspondence courses through Texas Tech University Sayder Independent School District officials this spring named them co and put No 1 rank ings on both transcripts while des ignating only Miss Clay for a tuition voucher from the Texas Education Agency We felt like they were so close such outstanding students we wanted to honor high school Principal Larry Scott testified Robert Nebb attorney for Miss Jones accused the school of inter preting its rules on a whim District Judge Sam Cummings said he will rule Friday whether to grant the preliminary injunction Miss Jones is seeking That injunction would prevent offi cials from submitting Miss Clays name for the TEA scholarship award ed to each school districts top gradu ate The scholarship pays for oneyear tuition at a state school Heres the issue Whether the schools Tiger Tips student hand book allows top recognition for a threeyear graduate Miss Jones alleges that school administrators committed breach of contract by violating the handbook which states At the end of four years of high school students shall be ranked according to the total average of points But officials denied that Tiger Tips represented a contract And they interpret the handbook to mean the equivalent of four years of course work Superintendent Gayle Lomax testi fied Monday that administrators decid ed Miss Clays higher gradepoint average makes her the sole choice for the TEAs tuition voucher High Court OKs gay ban at parade BOSTON AP The veterans group that organizes the citys St Patricks Day Parade says it was a victory for ftee speech and family values when the Supreme Court allowed them to bar gays and lesbians But the homosexual organization that challenged parade organizers says its members are being excluded from their rightful place among the Irish The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that since the parade is a private event and symbolic form of free speech the veterans group has the right to decide what groups and messages are included The ruling reversed lower court findings that the parade was a public event with no particular message and therefore subject to a state law that forbids discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in any public accommodation It was always just a family day The Supreme Court had the wisdom to see that even though the courts in Massa chusetts did said John Wacko Hurley spokesman for the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council Its a great victory in South Boston and a great victory for the whole This is a total vindication of everyones First Amendment right to speak as they please in a public said Chester Darling lawyer for the veterans group which has run the parade with city funding since the 1940s But the IrishAmerican Gay Lesbian and Bisexual Group of Boston or GLIB said the veterans stance has divided the Irish community and spoiled the parade Its a hollow victory for them because they have ruined the event by their said Cathleen Finn GLIB cochairwoman They have prevented us from taking our rightful place among the Irish Cochairman David OConnor said his group does not want its own parade And he predicted that the decision would someday be regarded the same way as rulings that jus tified discrimination against blacks if they were provided with separate but equal facilities Separate but equal is not what we believe in We believe in one parade for OConnor said The parade has featured as many as marchers and a million spectators It traditionally honors not only Irish Americans but also Evacuation George Washingtons victory that forced British troops out of South Boston in 1776 The high courts narrowly focused decision written by Jus tice David H Souter does not allow the veterans group to pre vent gays and lesbians from marching as members of other approved parade groups It does say that the veterans council should not have been forced by lower courts to let the gay group march in 1992 and 1993 under its own banner since the veterans group disap proved of the banners message Sponsors canceled last years parade rather than allow the gay group to participate We use the word parade to indicate marchers who are making some sort of collective point not just to each other but to bystanders along the Souter wrote Parades are thus a form of expression not just motion the parades overall message is distilled from the individual presentations along the way and each units expression is per ceived by spectators as part of the he added New location HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Employees of Commercial Credit and The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce cut a ribbon on a new location Arrest Reports New Braunfels Police officers made the following arrests from May 2 7 through June 10 1995 Alma Guererro 39 of 812 Josephine Street in New Braunfels was charged with public intoxication May 27 Susan Ivey 24 of 540 El Dorado Blvd in Webster was charged with disorderly conduct May 27 Estanisla Ovalle 19 of 156 Baden Alley in New Braunfcls was charged with possession of marijuana May 27 Michael Madden 19 of 13931 Roundstone in Houston was charged with possession of marijuana May 27 Jose Sanchez 29 of RR3 Hwy 359 Box 5B in Laredo was charged with public intoxication May 27 John Burnett 31 of 10722 Muscatine in Jacinto City was charged with aggravated assault May 27 Paul Byron 25 of 6089 Village Glen in Dallas was charged with public intoxication May 27 David Sauccda 23 of 405 West 18th in Travis was charged with resisting arrest May 27 Carrie Gunther 22 of 12515 Oakcroft in Houston was charged with public intoxica tion May 27 Maria Flores 31 of 153 Rosedalc in New Braunfels was arrested on unspecified charges Business and Professional Women photos by MICHAEL DARNALL The Business and Professional Women selected new officers recently They include front row from left Cathy Grein president elect and Brenda Sullivan current president and back Linda Boessling corre spondent Christy Davis 1st vice Susan Caldwell 2nd vice and Kristine Eilers Receiving scholarships from the BPW and president Brenda Sullivan were from left Jessica Nix Smithson Valley High Kara Birdwell New Braunfels High School and Brandy Elliott Canyon High Rotary Donations HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Local Rotarians recently made donations to several charities Pictured are from left Rita Kaufman and Patty Bray of the Womens Shelter David Lamon Rotary Diane Fanning Communities in Gladys Bartling Senior Citizens Suzie Garcia Community Service Jack Melton and Rotarian Robert Dingeldein May 27 paul Sanchez 19 of 274 Napoleon in New Braunfels was charged with alcohol viola tions May 28 Richard Torres 51 of 1501 Bell in Houston was charged with public intoxication May 28 Robert Medellin 18 of 506 Dittlinger in New Braunfels was charged with alcohol vio lations May 28 Jorge Rivera 25 transient was charged with public intoxication May 28 Margaret Ramos 28 of 808 W Kingsburg in Scguin was charged with public intoxication May 28 Travis Crim 24 of 410 E Coll in New Braunfels was charged with public intoxication May 28 Robert Vincent 35 of Rt 1 Box 856 in Kaplan was arrested on unspecified charges May 28 Robert Grisham 29 of 15111 Plaza Ledrc Drive in Houston was charged with possession of marijuana May 28 Andrew Senske 29 of 11654 S Lake in Houston was charged wiih possession of mar ijuana May 28 Charles Starngcr 32 of 7347 Regency Square Court in Houston was charged with dis orderly conduct May 28 Michael Ryer 34 of 2418 Laurel Lane in Houston was charged with driving under the influence May 28 Trenton Cochran 19 of 35422 Old Car riage in Houston was charged with public intoxication May 28 Susan Galick 20 of 1810 Wendell in Deer Park was charged with public intoxication May 28 Ronnie Eckols 20 of Seguin was arrested on unspecified charges May 28 Michael White 18 of Rt 3 Box 277A in Wharten was charged with disorderly con duct May 28 Feraidoon Ashna 32 of 10010 West Park in Houston was charged with public intoxica tion May 28 Lennart Carlson 28 transient was charged with public intoxication May 28 Melanie Simmons 19 of 110 Briarwood Lane in Harker Heights was charged with possession of marijuana May 29 Ralph Garcia 18 of 2306 Carleen Street in Houston was charged with public intoxica tion and liquor violations May 29 Michael Thompson 22 of 953 Sundance in New Braunfels was charged with public intoxication May 29 Jose Anaya 22 of 1905 Grand in Laredo was charged with traffic violations May 29 Jeromie Bcrnal 19 of 1404 Toliver in Killeen was charged with alcohol violations and possession of marijuana May 29 Justin Moyer 20 of 201 Owl Hollow Cove in Killccn was charged with possession of marijuana and alcohol violations May 29 Shayne Pendarvis 20 of 8014 Windsford in San Antonio was arrested on unspecified charges May 29 Lee Lomas 28 was charged with theft May 29 Mark Saldivar 22 of PO Box 312294 Pur gatory Road in New Braunfels was charged with weapons possession May 29 Rene Ramos 33 of 119 Rodriguez in New Braunfels was charged with public intoxication May 29 Andrew Cannon 19 of 1251 Fox Glen in New Braunfels was charged with possession of marijuana May 30 Rene Ramos 33 119 Rodriguez in New Braunfels was arrested on unspecified charges May 30 Wesley McGaugh 18 of 1508 Eichen Road in New Braunfels was arrested on unspecified charges May 31 Paul Ortiz 37 of 246 Sccle in New Braun fels was charged with possession of mari juana May 31 David Sotclc 26 of PO Box 2004 in Lare do was charged with traffic violations May 31 Julie Maxwell 37 of 7106 Langston in Austin was charged with public intoxication May31 Elisa Strong 24 of 8350 Timber Glen in San Antonio was charged with possession of mar ijuana June 1 Mario Perez 18 of 105 Rodriguez in New Braunfels was arrested on unspecified charges June 1 Jose Reyes 28 of 231 N Lone Star in New Braunfels was arrested on unspecified charges June 1 Rosalina Aviles 25 of 307 S Central Street in New Braunfels was arrested on unspecified charges June 1 Juan Martinez 55 was charged with traffic violations June 4 Roberto Rodriguez 25 of New Braunfels was charged with public intoxication June 4 Diego Delagarza 30 of 935 W IH35 in New Braunfels was charged with public intox ication June 4 Michale Saenz 21 of Rt 2 Box 666 in New Braunfels was charged with traffic violations June 4 Phyllis Campbell 45 of 6801 Woiflin in Amarillo was charged with resisting arrest June 4 Jcronimo Gutierrez 39 of Rt 1 Box 127 in New Braunfels was charged with traffic vio lations June 4 Joaquin Guitierrcz 22 of Rt 1 Box 177 in Marion was charged with public intoxication June 4 Hector Gutierrez 34 of 507 Sticrcnn in San Antonio was charged with traffic June 4   

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