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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Rangers fumble game away to Anderson See Sports Page fB 50 CENTS NewBraunfels w jfl HeraldZeitu 14 pages In ft Friday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of BOBBY MUELLER r TV i VM Vol 144 No 234 Inside Market Birthday wishes from the rieraldZoltiiitg The Mw Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes o Dickie Guthrie Denise Kraft Betty Kraft Pat Simmonds Don na Siebrands Beverly Thrift Sam Wotipka Bobby Mueller Satur Susie Moreno Veronica Vasquez Frank Paredez Jim Staas and Kelsey Hoege nauer Anniversary wishes are extend ed to Josie and Alma Martinez 16 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Polten Count Cocktebur 6 Cedar Elm 11 Pigweed Ragweed Polten measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Hampel Figures from Rlvw Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 3 from Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 from Thursday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water and no well water was used figures from meet today Hermann Sons Lodge No 106 will hold a meeting and social on Friday The lodge will furnish stew and members should bring side dishes For call 6583994 Hazardous waste collection Oct 12 The city of New Braunfels and Comal County are spon soring a HouseholdHazardous Waste Collection Day from 9 to 3 Oct 12 behind Fire Station Loop 337 in New Braunfels For more information about the collection and what materi als may be dropped off call 6082120 t Family in need of special assistance The Ramon and Bertha Cha pa family has set up an account at First State Bank to benefit the family of David Sotelo who died recently Friends of Library Book Sale continues The Friends of the Dittlinger Memorial Library Book Sale continues today until 5 today at the Civic Center 380 S Seguin Ave Admission is free Hard backs sell for 75 cents and paperbacks are 50 cents or 3 for A special bargain time will be at 4 today when shoppers can fill a large brown bag for only Also on sale are videos puz zles and records Harlequin books sell for 10 cents each Project Graduation meeting Wednesday The first Canyon High Schoo Project Graduation meeting wll be held at 7 on Wednes day in the CHS commons Plans will be discussed for the allnight drugand alcoholfree party to be held following grad uation on May 30 1997 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Ullrich murder trial moved to San Marcos By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Lawyers in the murder trial of Paul Scott Ull rich who is charged with stabbing to death an off duty deputy constable earlier this year agreed Thursday to move the trial to Oct 21 at the Hays County Courthouse in San Marcos The victim 34yearold Ben Kiesling was a deputy constable for Comal Countys Precinct 1 Nearly people attended his funeral in late January at First Baptist Church in New Braun fels DlbWaMrlp leading up to the trial Ullrich 39 reported the incident to the New But Waldrip also added that Kiesling was well Braunfels Police Department about 45 minutes lat known in the community er according to police records One of the biggest reasons for the venue Kiesling later died after rescue workers took change is a lot of misinformation thats been him to McKenna Memorial Hospital Waldrip said Its to ensure that Ullrich who was indicted Feb 14 by a grand the victim and his family get a fair jury is charged with murder a firstdegree felony Jury selection for the trial was under way Mon that carries a sentence of five to 99 years in day but new evidence that the District Attor prison Dib Waldrip neys Office discovered three days earlier led Even though Kiesling was a constable Ull Assistant district attorney state District Judge Jack Robison to postpone rich does not face the possibility of a death sen the trial to Oct 14 tence because the victim was offduty at the time Judge Robison will preside over the trial but of his death according to the District Attorneys Office It change of venue is to ensure that the victim and his family get a fair My clients looking forward to getting to tri Assistant District Attorney Dib Waldrip the the jury will be selected from Hays County al and getting it over defense attorney lead prosecutor in the case said the venue change Police records show that Kiesling was stabbed Waldrip has told the judge he is ready to go to Wade Arledge said We think the transfer is a was necessary because of the media coverage once in the chest at about 7 Jan 22 near a trial and Arledge said he will be ready for trial good idea Its a positive step to achieving a fair convenience store on Highway 46 after reviewing the new evidence found last mittee to discuss their views Engler took over asassistant principal for tics a qew principal should Memorial Primary School and MemorialEler 11He also plans to talk vnT v screening BradberrV tion serjire wlnjertrh hfigh fV H CfThe will advertise said thVaisjtriei a permanent Bradbwiy he said We said he agreedto the reassignments t A An wudents left their classes Wednesday morning Turn to Search Page 2A the end students said they f to sidestep CISD to appeal court decision Jury award in MacLeay suit would cost district By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The Independent School District Board of Trustees voted unan imously Thursday night to appeal last weeks federal court jury decision forcing the school district to pay in damages to a former coachs estate as a result of a whistle blower Bill MacLeay filed suit against CISD and several individuals in the district claiming he was demoted from his position as head basketball coach and a teacher at Smithson Valley High School to a middle school position because he accused the district of sub standard math teaching The district contends that MacLeay was demoted because of performance The lawsuit was originally filed in a Bexar County statedistrict court but it was later transferred to a federal court MacLeay committed suicide in July 1995 but his wife Anita continued the legal fight that ended with the Oct 1 verdict After two weeks of testimony and 10 hours of deliberation the jury sided with MacLeays estate awarding dam ages to the coachs estate MacLeays attorney said once attorr ney fees costs and interest are includ ed the total could reach nearly million After meeting for more than an hour with its attorney the board of trustees voted to appeal the decision to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans Dorcas Green the districts attorney said the appeal could take nine months to a year after it has been filed Whether or not we go to New Orleans depends on whether they grant oral Green said Certainly we are confident we can show where errors were Green said the payment of dam ages will likely be halted until all options have been Noisy gas release set for Tuesday Valero Transmission Company will be releasing methane gas into the atmosphere Tuesday beginning at 7 a company news release said The release of the gas will be loud but should not cause concern the state ment said It will occur at the Morning Side Drive pump station The length of the release should be no longer than an hour Signs of Mission Creep reappear in See Opinion Page 4A
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