Sunday, October 8, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Cougars prevail Rangers Unicorns fall in Friday night action See Sports Page 8A The Plaza Bandstand Inside Sports 9A Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to John Lad shaw Midge Haneiwich 72 Jason Schorn norst Thomas Spencer Lupe Dominguez Jr 19 Camie Hernandez 28 years and Harold Tarl ton Happy anniversary to Malcolm and Ola Fischer Jr 35 and Malcolm and Adele Fischer Sr 57 Benefit for Friends Clean out your closets its time for the second annual Benefit for Friends yard sale on the grounds of Hospice New Braunfels Sponsored by the HIVAIDS Support Group the sale will be from 9 to 4 Saturday Oct 14 Donations for the sale will be accepted at the Hospice Rock House from to Wednesday through Friday Oct 1113 Bake sale items also will be accepted at the Hospice Rock House on Friday and Saturday People who want to assist with the sale are encouraged to call 6257500 Opportunities are available for sorters organizers and pricers and sales people Public gang awareness forum A public gang awareness forum will be held Monday Oct 16 at the Civic Center spon sored by the New Braunfels Safe City Commission The forum starts at 7 with a display of gang para phernalia followed by a pre sentation at and a question and answer session Guada Coma Garden Club to meet The Guada Coma Garden Club will meet at the Historic KueblerWaldrip Haus Danville School Bed and Breakfast Oct 10 at 2 Canyon FFA Booster Club to meet The Canyon FFA Booster Club meets Tuesday Oct 10 at in the Ag Barn Forum on amendment election The League of Women Vot ers is sponsoring a forum on proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution Panelists include Beverly Bunch assis tant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Jody Kneijski of the state comptrollers office A question and answer ses sion will follow the presenta tion The forum will be at the NBISD Board Room 430 W Mill St on Oct 10 at For more information call Susie BattleLedford at 964 3472 or Darlene Hicks at 629 5167 The winning numbers Lotto Texas Est million jackpot I nTTrnU b U I I t H T Gruene comes olive with music Annual festival brings class acts to his toric Gruene See People Page IB NCAA Texas Texas NCAA I Penn Ohio Iowa North New Braunfels Herald A 42 Pages in three sections Sunday October SUNDAY Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of JOHN LADSHAW Vol 143 No 236 Moment of silence in plaee at CISD NBISD has no plans to follow suit By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Cheerleader moms The mothers of the Canyon Cougar cheerleaders and football players donned cheerleader out fits and provided surprise enter tainment at the pep rally held Friday at CHS Above Susan Deschner and her daughter Margot cheer to the old Village People disco song YMCA At right some of the cheerleaders enjoy the show Inspired the Cougars went on to improve thier record to 41 with a victory over Belton For more on the game turn to Sports Page 8A Although Coma Independent School District board of trustees approved the implementation of a moment of silence less than two weeks ago the idea is nothing new an administrator said Fri day Tnistees approved on Sept 27 the implementation of the moment of silence for reflection and meditation at the beginning of the school day Most schools have made the period a part of their morning announcements after pledges to the and Texas flags Debbie Svvanson principal at Bul verde Elementary School said her cam pus has had a moment of silence for years without any complaints This community is very supportive of she said Theres never been an issue about According to the policy the period of silence will be an individual private activity There shall be no attempt by any CISD employee to influence in any way another persons thoughts regarding the period of Bill Brown Elementary School Prin cipal Tripp Presley said My opinion is that even if you said a prayer it wouldnt be a big deal in this commu But George Ricker a retired United Methodist pastor who teaches an Old Testament class at Southwest Texas State University said he is opposed to prayers in public schools including My opinion is that even if you said a prayer it wouldnt be a big deal in this Tripp Presley Bill Brown Elementary School principal moments of silence Its another way of saying This is a time of he said He added that public schools should take no part in any sort of religious education which should be left to par ents and churches Ricker said people should be leery of government involvement in religious issues Given an opportunity government will use Christianity for its own he said Charles Bradberry superintendent for New Braunfels Independent School District said the moment of silence is something worth looking into imple menting in his school district although students already can pray or meditate alone iriformally It doesnt take a law for that oppor he said Leo Chafm president of the NBISD board of trustees said administrators have not discussed the possibility yet but said he feels that if our teachers want a moment of silence it would be Garden Ridge water hogs to pay the price council decides By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer Garden Ridge residents who use gallons or more of water per month will have to start paying for it The Garden Ridge City Council approved an amendment to the city water ordinance which imposes new fees on those customers who use more than gallons of water per month Mayor Jay P Millikin said the addi tional water rates were needed so that Garden Ridge residents will be more conscience when it comes to water conservation Millikin was told by a water company official that one resi dent had used gallons of water in August Millikin was astounded by that figure That is an astronomical absolutely exorbitant usage of Millikin said Under the current water rate struc ture the city charges for gallons of water used per month Cus tomers who use more than gal lons of water have to pay for each additional gallons of water used The new amendment will add 13 additional charges to the water rate structure for each gallons of water used over gallons per month A customer who uses up to gallons of water per month will for each gallons used The rate goes up 50 cents for each additional gallons used According to the structure sheet if a person uses gallons he or she can expect to pay for each gallons used After the council approved the water rates the council heard from Planning and Zoning Commission member Col David Wood Wood told the council that Mission City Development Cor poration of San Antonio wants to build 1618 new lots near the Park Lane sub division located on Bat Cave Road Wood said that the council should charge the developers S600 per lot for water system enhancements On Woods suggestion the council approved a motion to charge Mission City Development Corporation voluntary which will be paid when the first lot is sold Clarification A story in the Sunday Oct 1 edition of the HeraldZeitung detailed the arrest the previous weekend of a Bulverde man on drug charges by the Comal County Sher iffs Department Also mentioned in the story were dis cussions between Sheriff Jack Bremer and a HeraldZeitung reporter Sept 28 several days after the arrest Bremer said he did not tell the reporter that the man would not be charged in the case He also said the case was still being investigated when their conversation took place In an interview Friday Oct 6 he added that any information given out for publi cation could have jeopardized the inves tigation When narcotics officers had exhausted all avenues of action charges against the man were announced in a fax sent Friday Sept 29 to area media That morning Bremer made attempts to reach the HeraldZeitung reporter by phone to discuss developments in the case but he was unsuccessful because the office was closed for the County Fair parade Bremer also came by the HZ office on the afternoon of Sept 29 after faxing the report in search of the reporter His efforts to contact the Herald Zeitung were not reported in the previous stoiy Bremer and HZ Managing Editor Doug Loveday agreed last week to main tain open lines of communications between the Sheriffs Department and newspaper editorial department The newspaper also agreed to work closely with the Sheriffs Department and continue to protect the integrity of narcotics investigations especially those in which undercover officers are involved Sheriffs Dept says building site burglary ring smashed Two suspected key members of a burglary ring were arrested Friday after several weeks of investiga tion by Comal County Patrol and Criminal Investiga tion deputies according to a statement by the Comal County Sheriffs Department Frankie Hinojosa 31 of New Uraunfels and Robert Koeppe 21 who moved to New Braunfels recently from California were arrested at different locations on charges of possession of stolen property S a state jail felony Koepjpe was also charged with burglary of a building The two are suspected of stealing from building sites items like construction materials electric tools compressors personal property and trailers A residential construction site in the Eden Ranch subdivision was hit by thieves Tfyirsday Stolen items included chain saws lumber leaf blowers lawn mow ers electric tools and assorted other items Deputies were able to track some of the stolen lumber to a mobile home construction site off of Landa Street Hinojosas home was searched where records indi cate more stolen items were recovered including fur niture from another burglary With the tremendous growth our county is enjoy ing we want to insure our new and long term residents that we will continue to protect their Sher iff Jack Bremer said Our department will aggressively approach correct and prevent this type of criminal activity as these two men have found Bremer said Hinojosa and Koeppe both booked into the Comal Counts Jail More charges may be brought as the investigation continues Bail had not been set at the lime of the Sheriffs Departments statement Sarcasm of letter to WalMart lost on some readers See Opinion Page 44