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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 25, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas DOfMtKHM BO To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 Inside Sports Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeituhg extends the following birthday wishes to Jose Regal ado Evelyn Cowsert Angle Morales Patrick Pope 16 years Tiffany Davis 14 years Glenn Timmermann Sarah Gonzales 16 years Mary Jane Llamez Carroll Carson Manuela Acevedo and Rebecca Mendoza Happy anniversary wishes go to Marian and Budd Norwood 50 Kenneth and Chris tine Ryals 10 years and Ernesto and Elida Sotello 41 years on To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Canyon students sell cards to raise funds Canyon High Schools senior class is selling all star cards to raise money for Project Grad uation a drugandalcohol free party for graduation night The card offers discounts from 16 New Braunfels merchants and can save up to To order the cards call 606 0729 Canyon Class of 72 prepares for reunion Members of the Canyon High School Class of 1972 should contact Maureen Magin Haas at 210 6294558 about infor mation concerning fellow class mates The 25th class reunion is planned for the coming sum mer TJ Vista volunteer offers support to disabled Don Guenther the VISTA vol unteer for Comal County will be at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center from 2 to 6 Monday through Friday Guenther will be available to assist all citizens with disabilities Literacy group offers adult education Adult Education Literacy a cooperative effort by Comal Guadalupe and Kendall coun ties is offering free classes for adults working toward general education degrees Classes are held from 7 Tuesdays and Thursdays at Carl Schurz Elementary School 633 W Coll 7 to 9 Mondays and Wednes days at the Comal Leadership Institute 1050 Interstate 35 East and 9 to 4 Mon days through Thursdays at the Community Service Center 132 Caddell St The cooperative is planning a formal graduation ceremony in May Resource center provides support The Austin Resource Center for Independent Living Inc now has a New Braunfels office open from 1 to 5 on Fridays at 839 N Walnut Business Center on Interstate 35 South The center part of a national network of independent living centers established by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 serves as an advocate for the disabled while also providing peer support and training for living independent lives Thrift shop seeks donated items The Community Service Thrift Shop is now soliciting donations All items are welcomed Desired items include furni ture appliances clothing and cooking utensils Bring donations to 132 Cad dell Lane or contact Pete for on Tuesday and Wednesday AJSON New Braunfels Herald E WEDNESDAY 50 CENTS El 24 pages in two sections Wednesday December tung Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Patrick Pope Vol 145 No 30 Interim Marion chief vows full effort By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer MARION Interim Police Chief Ricardo Crespo wants Marion residents to know he will do his best to protect and serve them I guarantee they will get a lot from the 41 year old Crespo said Monday was Crespos first day as interim chief The Marion City Council last week appointed Crespo as interim chief for a 90day period Crespo replaces former Police Chief Max Wommack who resigned to take a position in the Comal County Sheriffs Department The council will decide whether to make Crespo the permanent chief following the 90day period Mayor Glenn Hild Crespo a New York City native has 22 years of law enforcement experience most of it serving as a military police officer in the Army His last tour of duty was at Fort Sam Houston where he served as the personnel supervisor for the military police Crespo recently retired from the Army Crespo one of two fulltime officers in Marion was named interim police chief only a few weeks after becom ing a fulltime officer on the force Before joining the Marion force Crespo was a reserve police officer in Garden Ridge for a year During that time he worked as a fulltime officer in the Alamo Community Turn to Marion Page 2A i1 Christmas journey HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Refracting the Posada of Mary and Joesph are the youth min itjrjjf from Holy Family Church Monday evening In Marjph to film the scene above in Grueni per 5 fleWZeltung photo by DARNALL ifravoltgligro outside Gruent Hall during Y ExNew Braunfels resident dies in standoff By ABE LEVY Staff Writer A former New Braunfels man was killed Monday after an 18lioiir chase arid standoff in Purl Arimsas that included at least 10 law enforcement agencies police officials said Harrison Warren Preston 36 who grew up in New Braunfels was staying in the Port Aransas area police said when the confrontation began at about Sunday near the north end of Padre Island Port Aransas Deputy Constable Jerry Nash was shot three times after responding to a call that a car was on fire said Robert Sherwood the Port Aransjis Constable for Precinct 7 in Nucces County Sherwood said Nasli was in stable condition in a Corpus Christi hospital and that the shots went into his side and wrist Sherwood said Preston shot 21 rounds with a semiauto matic rifle and a handgun and retreated into a bush area where he shot a fisherman The name of the fisherman had not been released as of press time Police secured a foursquaremile area throughout the night and other police agencies were called a Department of Public Safety SWAT team and more than 100 nearby city and county police Two helicopters were sent in for the standoff but were forced to retreat because of the gunfire Sherwood said The ordeal ended at about Monday when Pre ston was found with one gunshot to his head and one to his chest Sherwood said Sherwood said he believes DPS officers shot him in the chest and then Preston shot himself in the head Sherwood said the incident is under investigation and thai police banded together when they heard a fellow police officer had been shot Thats what happens when you shoot a police Sherwood said When one of them goes down they all Sherwood said Preston allegedly called lo threaten anoth er deputy constable at his home minutes before the incident began and that Preston allegedly was retaliating for being arrested two times before for public intoxication and resist ing arrest this year and in I A close friend of Pivslons who askcif not lo be identified said Preston who was commonly referred to as I slood about six feel tail anil about 210 pounds and had his own construction company in New Braunfels The source said he was mad about the way police alleged ly deall with him during ihe past two years thai he was liv Turn to Standoff Page 2A Harvest dinner reaps strong support By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Volunteers Courtney Cleland Karen Cleland Ann Lawson and Ramon Chapa dish out to go plates at the annual Harvest of the Heart Numerous volunteers and hundreds of people gathered at the New Braun fels Civie Center on Monday night to celebrate the third year of Harvest from the Heart Originally started as a meal for homeless and lonely people who would otherwise spend Christmas alone the meal has grown into something bigger said Robert Konkel Ihe events founder We have turned it into a communi ty meal for Konkel said as he sat among people chowing down on turkey dressing green beans bever ages and desserts Participants have ranged from bank presidents to the homeless Konkel said Konkel said he started the event to thank the community for supporting the catering business he owned until he became infected by the AIDS virus lAcn though ihe business no longer exisls Konkel said he wanted to see I larvest from the I lean keep going I wanted lo continue this as a com munity Konkel said More than 50 volunteers helped served Mondays dinner The meal began at 5 and lasted until S We have prepared for people Turn to Harvest Page 2A Volunteers make South Texas a better place to live See Opinion 4A
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