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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 Canyon Hays battle for second place See Sports Page 5 NewBraunfels 50 CENTS 10 pages in one section Tuesday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of RUSSELL BADINQ Vol 144 No 251 Inside Market S tarn mti sen BlrtlMUy WIMM8 frOfll the ttoraldZtftiing The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Carmen Flores Kathy Stock still Duane Williams Doris Bueche Kenneth Dossey Rusty Rose Joshua Jones Judy Bracks Cheryl Ann Rothe Russell Bading 40 Raul Resales Kather ine Zimmerman 10 Gus Feltner Glen Erben Warren Erben 2 Rocky Molina U 11 years and Raymond Gass Anniversary wishes are extend ed to Mary and Wally Leach and Reno and Virginia Koepp 50 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Cedar Elm Pigweed Ragweed Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubte feet per sec ond up 3 from Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 01 from Monday Canyon Dam cfs Canyon Lake inflow 57 cfs Canyon Lake feet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfels UtllltiM NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water and pO well Water Town Hall matting this evening CathyTalcott Districts council member will hold a Towri Hall meeting at 7 Tuesday at the Municipal Building 424 S Castell St Also1 attending will be Mayor Jan Kennady City Manager Mike Shands other city department heads who will be available to answer questions and concerns regarding Dis trict Chorus rehearsal Sunday In Seguin Rehearsals far the MidTexas Symphony Chorus begin at 2 on Sunday at Ayers Recital Hallon the Texas Lutheran University campus The chorusi will be perform ing parts of Handels Messi under Longs direc tion For more information call Dr Fred Frueholz at Halloween fun at NBHS Thursday The New Braunfels High School Student Council is host ing its Halloween Happening from 6 to 8 in the schools main hall Thursday NBHS stu dents from various clubs will set up a haunted house and booths with games prizes foodand more for area chil dren This safe time is fot trtek ortreaters of all ages Admis sion for the haunted house is 50 cents everything else is free German folk songs focus of concert Beethoven presents An Evening of Ger man Folksongs at Saturday at Beethoven Hall 420 S Alanho San Antonio Performing will be the United GerrnanArherican Choruses of Wisconsin Steven Joyal direc tor The Southern District Cho ruses under the direction of John Donohue will also sing Tickets are at the door in advance Call 6970451 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Ullrich found guilty gets 40 years By ABE LEVY Staff Writer SAN MARCOS The jury Monday found Paul Scott Ullrich guilty of stabbing to death an offduty deputy constable and sentenced him to 40 years in prison and a fine The jury of six men and six Women arrived at the guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation on Friday and about a half hour on Monday The jury then spent 2 hours Monday after noon before determining the sentence Ullrich 39 showed little emotion upon hearing the verdict He could be eligible for parole in 20 years Ullrich was found guilty of stabbing to death 34yearold Ben Kiesling the morning of Jan 22 at a trailer home off of Highway 46 in east New Braunfels Much of the trial centered on child custody battles and marital difficulties between Ullrich and his ex4ivife SaAdy Kieslihg who marridd the I think the Jury saw to it that justice would be Assistant District Attorney Dib Waldrip victim about three weeks before his death Kiesling family members shed tears hugged each other after the trial but said they Were disappointed by the outcome District Attorney Dib Waldrip did a great Sandy Kiesling said I Wish Scott Ullrich would have gotten more Scott not only took away a good person everybodys good friend but my husband and the only father my children ever knew We really thought hed get The courtroom remained calm while State Dis trict Judge Jack Robison announced the jurys findings at about Before Hays County Sheriffs Department offi cers escorted Ullrich into custody he hugged and kissed family members Shortly after hearing the guilty verdict Ull rich handed his brother Mark the remaining cash in his wallet with instructions to give it to Brandon his collegeage son from a previous marriage Defense attorney Wade Arledge said he plans to file a motion for a mistrial but said he respects the jurys decision They did a good job based on what they Arledge said Waldrip said the verdict and sentence were justified in light of the custody battles between Ullrich and his I think the jury saw to it that justice would be Waldrip said I do believe justice was Waldrip said he had offered a plea bargain of 35 years in prison which Arledge said his client declined After the jury reached its verdict Monday morning lawyers began presenting arguments photo by MICHAEL DARNALL at the Senior Citizen Center By DEMISE DZIUK in the sentencing phase Arledge called to the stand several witnesses including Ullrich family members friends and for mer coworkers who testified that Ullrich is an honest man Waldrip also placed on the stand Riesling fam ily members and friends who testified that Kies ling was wellrespected in the local community He included testimony of altercations in which Ullrich was involved over the past few years During the weeklong trial Ullrich admitted to killing Riesling during a fist fight but claimed self defense because he said he feared Kiesling was reaching for a gun Ullrich stabbed Kiesling once in the heart with a lockblade buck knife in the front of the home of one of Rieslings friends who was waiting for the victim to give him a ride to work Kielsing had Ullrichs then8yearold daugh ter in his truck at the time After the stabbing Ull rich said he drove his daughter to school and then went to the police to report the incident Parents unite to address changes By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Save Our about parents and taxpayers to its meeting Monday night to discuss recent changes within the New Braunfels school district About 25 and students formed to unite to study the issues following the reassignment of New Braun rs Bumper stickers calling for the reassignment of two members of the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees that have appeared around town are the work of a small group of individuals New Braunfels resident Reagan said he ordered the of board members CjorlostCampps and Steve behalf of severaj individuals V Although the stickers were available at Mondays organizational meeting of Schools trie group is not responsible for them that the The refer to the recent reasK signments of New Braunfels rilgh School Principal John Turman arid Assistant Principal Charles Engler to other i school system Turman assistant to Superintendent Charles and Engler is serving as assistant principal at Memorial Primary School and Memor HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Bumpers stickers like this one are appearing on vehicles around town ial Elementary School i Turman and Engler say they requested the transfers because they believed that theyrdid not have the support Aparent who refused to give his name for fear of retaliation said he has a child at New Elraunfels High School and objects to the stickers He said a teacher whom he was unable to name brought the stickers to school and gave them to the students Students were distributing the stickers during class time he said That is not a nOnbiased political the parent said Reagan said students have the First Amendment right to pass the stickers out but he hopes they dont do it in class I hope thats not the Reagan said They shouldnt be doing that during their Bradberry said he has seen the stickers down ttJWrt about being passed out at the high school Thats news to me I would like to investigate Bradberry said I cant imagine anyone open Jy letting that happen in New Braunfels High Karen Simpson interim principal at the high school said she has heard rumors about the bumper stickers the high school and is looking into the matter She said she has had to randomly track down the rumor and she has not had any success yet 1 have talked to several teachers and no one has seen anyone doing Simpson said 1 can Turn to Stickers Page 2 Save Our Schools Is a group of parents students and tax payers organizing to become informed on issues facing the New Braunfels Independent School District The next meeting of is set for 7 Nov 4 in Honors Hall behind the Civic Center TheNBISD Board of Trustees will hold a study session on Nov 5 The meeting will be an open forum dur ing which citizens can speak on any issue pertaining to the district for five minutes By DpUQ J TheHeraldJSeitung apologizes to Mr Bartlert his family the congre lew Braurifels Christian i See column Page 2 and the New Braunfels i community for this error Y While the great majority of have run ip the Herald have com from funeral i homes this newspaper has accepted ebiWaries family memberg special eircum of this incident the Her will ajpQept any Obituaries from anyone except a Injury accident HeraldZeltuna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A fourcar accident on Interstate 35 Monday left two injured and blocked the highway for nearly an hour between the Seguin Avenue and Walnut Street exits Anjannette Wilson 32 of Kyle was trying to enter the northbound freeway in front of Ramada Limited around when she clipped a car In the northbound lane Wilson traveled across the median into the southbound lane smashing into the car of Universal City resident Annie OBrien 49 head on Wilson and OBrien were taken by AlrLlfe to University Hospital where they are listed In fair condition All others were treated at the scene fels High School Princi pal John Tur man and Assistant Prin cipal Charles Engler to oth er positions in the school system Turman is now the assis tant to Super i ntendent Charles Brad berry and Engler is serv ing as assis tant principal at Memorial Primary School and Memorial Ele m e n t a r y School The two adminis trators say they requested the trans fers because they believed they did not have the support of the board and some members of the high schools faculty About of the high schools students staged a walkout in support of Turman and Engler after learning that they were moving to other positions Speakers at Mondays meeting expressed an interest in preserving the strengths of the school I think were all of the opinion that we have a great school and a great community and the one thing we want to do is keep it that said parent Linda Carden Basically we want to hear the truth and be informed in our childrens Turman and Engler spoke at Mon days meeting Turman explained the events lead ing up to the reassignments and Engler spoke about his role as the high schools disciplinarian The two said they were sold down the and the reassiguments ful filled hopes and promises made to constituents during the August elec tions for two seats on the NBISD board 1 really dont think block sched Turn to SOS Page 2 New lottery comes
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