Wednesday, October 23, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns claim share of title See Sports Page 1B 50 CENTS so To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 New Braunfels Herald r18 pages in two sections Wednesday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of JUSTIN SHAY OAHCIA Vol 144 No 247 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HaraMZettung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Lisa Hatter Evelyn Kropp Cindy Moos Mattie Wackwitz Bemiece Berger Gloria P Guerrero Norma Jean Schultz Merle Kaderli Denise Holster Richard Eastin Tracy Lorenz Becky Fest Justin Shay Garcia 6 years Melvin Schwab Eloe Benitez and Raymon Sanchez HI 14 Anniversary wishes are extend ed to Dottie and Greg Johnson 4 years and Steven and Shelley Kneuper 8 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Cedar Elm Grass Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond same as Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same as Tuesday Canyon Dam discharge 95 cfs Canyon Lake inflow 57 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfols Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water and no well water was used Tuesday Mr benefit United Way A barbecue lunch from to 1 Friday at TXI Park will benefit the local United Way Plates are each Call the United Way at 6207760 for more ticket information Luncheon to address womens concerns Women in business are invit ed to attend a round table lun cheon at noon Thursday at Pin to Ranch Grill Everyone is invited to bring a special guest and lunch is dutch treat For more information or to make a reservation call Susan Phillips EVENTS at 6095030 Community Chorale concert on Sunday The New Braunfels Commu nity Chorale will present a con cert of familiar songs of Gersh win Berlin Carmichael and i others at 4 on Sunday at First Baptist Church Red Wednesday today around town Wednesday is Wear Red Wednesday and residents are I encouraged to wear red along with their red ribbons Thursday is Pledge Thursday A public forum on the communitys drug problem will be at 7 at the NBISD Education Center Haunted house and games planned A haunted house and game booths will be open from 6 to 10 Saturday and 6 to 9 Sunday at St Andrew Lutheran Church 7420 FM 2722 in Startzville per per i son if with group of six or more i Support group meets i The New Braunfels Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets j at noon Thursday at Ryans Steakhouse Town Hall meeting next Tuesday Cathy Talcott District 5 coucil member will hold a Town Hall meeting at 7 on Tuesday at the Municipal Building 424 Castell St Authorities nab alleged carjackers From staff reports Guadalupe County authorities made three arrests late last night in New Braunfels in con nection with a carjacking in McQueeney Jermaine Antoine Hill 19 and Brandon Graves 17 were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery A juvenile male was arrested and charged with robbery and possession of a prohibited weapon a 22 caliber said a Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department spokesman All three are Seguin residents The sheriffs department report said deputies responded to a reported carjacking at about Tuesday at the Lil Super in McQueeney The male victim said he was on the pay phone outside the closed store when the suspects drove up pointed agun at him and took his car keys The suspects left the scene heading west on FM 725 to New Braunfels New Braunfels police helped in the apprehension of the suspects Emotions run high at Ullrich trial Family of victim leaves courtroom as evidence presented by prosecution By ABE LEVY Staff Writer SAN MARCOS On the second day of the murder trial of Paul Scott Ullrich prosecu tors introduced as evidence the victims blood soaked clothes the alleged murder weapon and the testimony of the defendants 9year old daughter Comal County Assistant District Attorney Dib Waldrip began calling witnesses against Ullrich 39 who is accused of the Jan 22 stab bing death of offduty Deputy Constable Ben Kiesling Kiesling married Ull richs exwife Sandra less than a month before his death The trial which is expected to last one week was moved to Hays Coun ty earlier this month after a ruling that media reports and the popularity of Kies ling made it impossible to select an unbiased jury in Comal County Members of Kieslings family who attend ed the days proceedings at the Hays County Justice Center walked out of the courtroom in tears as Waldrip showed the 12member jury a pair of jeans a bloodstained shirt a denim jacket and boots which witnesses confirmed Dib Waldrip Kiesling was wearing at the time of his death New Braunfels Police Detective Mike Osborne who oversaw the police investigation of the killing identified the victims shirt and undershirt testifying they had matching cuts through the left chest areas Osborne also confirmed the authenticity of explicit photos of the crime scene and the vic tims body The detective identified a buck knife with spots of blood that Ullrich helped police find on the frontage road of Interstate 35 He confirmed photos that showed the knife had the etched initials which corre spond to Ullrichs last and middle names The defense did not object to the admission of the knife into the court record Ullrich whose family also attended the trial Turn to Trial Page 2A TOPS IN THE CLASSROOM The New Braunfels Independent School District Outstanding Teachers of the Year ffitjiandT Carolyn Wallock right are joined Friday by NBHS Interim Principal Karen Simpson and Jaime Padllla President Teachers focus is on the stiidents By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer i The New Braunfels Independent School District rec ognized the achievements of two of its teachers at Fri day nights football game naming them as thedistricts elementary and secondary teachers of the year Carolyn Wallock was named Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year and Kimberly Hoyt was named Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year In her essay to compete for the award Wallock said her greatest accomplishment as a thirdgrade teacher at Memorial Elementary School is helping her students achieve Every child deserves a chance to succeed and giving a child tasks in which he can be successful fosters more she wrote Bringing out that special or unique talent that every student possesses is the greatest accomplishment I can make childs Memorial Elementary School Principal Sharon Tate said Wallock exemplifies the heart and soul of our whole Wallock has a wonderful students Tate said Carolyn loves all kids but the children that are the most challenging she Tate saidt We cele brate with her at the end of every year when she has made some kind of breakthrough with another Hoyt coaches and teaches physical education at New Braunfels Middle School In her essay Hoyt said many teachers and coaches taught her what it means to be an educator and strength ened her passion for teaching Those I was closest to never judged kids they loved you for who you were Education was important but not the only Hoyt stated in her It was the life lessons the teaching of character and integrity that intrigued me the most The time energy arid most of all the paring they put info their students would make any one want to become a teacher Anyone can teach out of Turn to Teachers Page 3A Bradberry offered Keller ISD position By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Charles Bradberry superintendent of the New Braunfels Independent School District has received a job offer from a school district near Fort Worth and is expected to decided within days if he will pursue it any further Bradberry said he was contacted ear lier this month about the opening at the Keller Independent School District and interviewed for the position Friday An offer was made Saturday It happened kind of Bradber ry said You dont expect to go inter view for a position and get an offer the next day One of the things they were so impressed with was our test Bradberry said he is considering the offer but has not reached a decision yet He has until Thursday to respond to the offer If Bradberry is interested negotia tions will begin and representatives from Keller ISD will likely come to New Braunfels for a visit Those nego tiations would include a starting date Theyve made me an offer but I have not reached a decision Brad berry said I just wanted some time and I told them that Theyre giving me the Bradberry who is in his 14th year with NBISD said he has had numerous job offers over the years It will be a really tough decision for Charles Bradberry NBISD Superintendent Each job offer in the past just felt like it wasnt a good match for Bradberry said The superintendent said he will con sider this offer just as closely as past opportunities Bradberry added that he often goes for interviews so he wont hurt his chances in the future if he decides to leave The Keller job is not the only possi ble opening that he can consider At the same time he learned about the Keller job Bradberry also received a contact frorii another larger school district If he turns down the Keller proposal Bradberry could still have an opportu nity to interview with the second district in November Today with the exception of Assis tant Superintendent of Finance Lonnie Curtis Ive hired every administrator Bradberry said It will be a real ly tough decision for Campaign contributions came in all shapes and sizes Hearing set on county bar ruling By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A hearing is set for Thurs day to determine whether the Comal County Commissioners Court acted outside its authority when it voted last year to rescind latenight drinking hours in the unincorporated areas of the county In February of 1995 the commis sioners voted to rescind a 1979 order extending drinking hours in the coun ty to 2 The new order stated that bar own ers had to stop selling alcohol at 1 on Sunday and at midnight the rest of the week Bar owners saying the action caused a loss in business and income filed a suit against the county and the Turn to Bars Page 2A Pumpkin Patch HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Ashley Engel poses for photograph by father Benno Engel Tuesday at the First United Methodist pumpkin patch The pumpkin sales at the church are an annual fundraiser sponsored by the youth group Proceeds go to youth missions programs including Habitat for Humanity and a church building project By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Large donations from other cam paigns personal loans and outside con tributors all figured in the August elec tion of two seats on the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees which drew a record number of voters The law requires each of the four candidates in the two races to file cam paign finance reports listing the names of each contributor of or more and itemized expenses related to the cam paign The candidates are required to file the reports 30 days before the election and eight days before the election and candidates must then file reports each year if funds are received spent The next report must be filed in Jan uary In District 3 Dr Carlos Campos defeated the Rev Charles DeHaven Campos received in cam paign contributions and spent His largest contributor was Grainger Weston a Marion resident who owns property in the district Weston gave Dr Campos and his wife con tributed to Steve Weavers campaign The Campos campaign contributed an additional for signs or 45 percent of the money raised by the Campos campaign Galvin Weston who has the same Marion mailing address gave an addi tional Phil Miner gave plus an addi tional for film negatives and newspaper advertisements DeHaven received in con tributions and had expenditures totaling In addition to the contributions DeHaven reported a loan from his campaign treasurer Dr Hylniar Karbach Mike Ybarra made two separate con Turn to Contribution Page 2A Texans reveal desire for strong military See Opinion Page 44