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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY District basketball races heating up See Page 11 50 CENTS 76 16 pages In one section Friday January EL PASO TX Serving Cpmal County and surrounding areas tor more than 145 years Home of CwpwitM1 ng Vol 145 No 42 Market h MrtiMtay wtonos ifowi tto The New Braunfels Herald Zeiturig extends birthday wishes to Kevin Carpenter Jennifer Watson Thomas Watson Sat Rfchard Free John Barker Dawn De Cola James Martha Hdkmay Sat Ronald Batey Satur Patricia Frazier Satur Lisa Eastln Willie Rojos Lor raine Kennemer James Mullins 8 Ashley Krum rey Cynthia Kaberle Robert Braune Leon Helmke 65 Lisa Bracks and Bob Miller Happy anniversary wishes go to Nellie and Wllburn Grougin 38 Janice and Joseph H Perron 44 years and Mr and Mrs Chester Offerman 52 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count MoW 188 Mountain 282 Pdtah measured In parts per cubic meter of air IfrfomMrttonfrovWed by Dr Frank Rlvar Information River 208 cubic feet per sec ond same as Thursday AquKtr Panther Canyon Well dbcnarge 192 tti Canyon Lake level feet above conservation NBU reports pumping mWkxi gallons of surface water Wednesday and rnilon gallons ofweD water were used banquet tickets on sale 1 Tickets for the 78th Annual New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Ban quet set for Jan 24 at the Civic Center went on sale this week and will remain on sale until Jan 17 The theme for the banquet is Invest Wisely Its Your Busi Highlights will include multi ple and award pre sentations including the Besserung Award winner This citizen of the year award Is kept secret until the time of the presentation and is awarded each year to a person who has made a significant contribution to the community The event is usually a sellout so get your tickets early Call the Chamber office at for more information Save the LCRA buflkflna The group Informally known as Power Plant Protectors will meet at 930 Jan 11 at the Senior Citizens Center 665 Ian da St A video presentation of how several other communities have restored historic buildings for arts centers and museums will be shown The group will continue to form committees and groups to plap how the LCRA building in Park can be restored as a multicultural arts center for the community For more information call Bet ty Lou Rushing 6256362 or Will Ryais 6290847 Family Outreach Family QutreaQh of Coma County continues to have its Tpr KWl1 SiHft seminars T will run twtee a month for the next two rnonths TWs mJnar is te tntwvv tQ he 10 their children thi JranajtiQns More on way Forecast calls for bitter cold with freezing rain sleet snow By ABE LEVY staff Writer ByDENISEDZlUK Staff Writer Even though temperatures will rise this afternoon the weather is expect ed to take a turn for the worse this weekend prompting the National Weather Service to advise people to plan ahead so it wont be necessary to get out Sunday and Monday Friday will be said meteo rologist Larry Peabody But the weather is going to be deteriorating come Saturday It will stay that way through the Peabody said todays temperatures will reach the low 50s However a cold front is expected to come through the area sometime Friday night bring ing with it colder temperatures and a chance of freezing rain sleet and snoiw f dont know how much of a chance right said Peabody tore it Turn to More Page 2 new trial State District Judge Jack Robison denied a motion for a new trial day for Paul Scott Ullrich who was convicted of stabbing to death Ben Riesling an offduty deputy constable almost one year ago at a trailer park off Highway 46 in east New Braun fels defense attorney Wade Arledge said he plans to appeal the case to the 3rd1 Court of Appeals in Austin The hearing included almost four hoursof arguments about whether com ments by a private investigator for the defense wire admissible during the October trial in Which a 12panel jury sentenced Ullrich to 40 years inprison 1 lArledgc said ho hired Johnnie f Rodriguez to investigate the background of Rieslings relationship with cxgirl friend Lorraine Benjamin Unknown to Rodriguez or the defense until the trial Benjamin record theMarch cdnversation on tape qtes Rodriguez as saying Ull jirosfjicution during the trial should havef been revealed to the defense during the pretrial discovery period Arledge said The defense attorney said the tapes content damaged his clients argument of selfdefense and objected to it being admitted as evidence During the trial Arledge made a motionfor a mistrial on the groundsthat he did not provide effective legal representation by hiring Rodriguez which the judge denied f was surprised No Arledge told the judge after taking the stand at Thurs days hearing I was pretty angry was mostly mad at myself arid then Turn to Ullrich Page 2 CISD chooses firm to handle lawsuit ByDENISEDZlUK StaffWriter The Comal Independent School Dis trict board of trustees chose the legal counsel to represent the district in the second lawsuit stemming from the demotion of a Smithson Valley High Schoolteacher In September a federal court jury awarded to the estate of Bill MacLeay At the time of the decision the attorney for the plaintiff said once attor ney fees cost and interest are included the total could be around 1 million MacLeay filed suit against CISD and several individuals in the district claiming he was demoted from the head basketball coach and teaching position at Smithson Valley High School to a middle school position after he accused the district of sub standard math touching The district contends that MacLeay was demoted because of performance and is in the process of filing an appeal Were still in the process of appeal ing that said board president Dan Rrucger The judge has not ruled any thing MacLeay committed suicide July 16 1995 18 months after the lawsuit was filed The district is now being sued for the wrongful death of MacLeay This is another legal action tied to the same said Rrucgcr On Thursday the board voted to hire the firm of Walsh Anderson Underwood Schulzc and Aldridge to represent the district in the suit with Oscar Trevino handling the case Krucger said it is the same linn that represented the district in the first case Its the same law said Krueger Wo just wanted a chance to interview the individual and see what direction he was In the federal suit the district was represented by Dorcas Green who is with Ilic same firm is Trevino I low ever Krueger said Green is tied up with the appeal so she will assist Trcvino She is part of that as said Krueger Shesjusl not what you call lead counsel Oscar is going to be lead counsel Thats why we wanted lo talk to them Krueger said a trial date has not yel been set for the wrongful death suit and legal briefs are in the process of being filed Apartment complex joins recycling program By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer HeralclZeitung photo Uy Michael parnall and Troy Ihilr newly tentfot recycling Wn WM donated by WalMart to at an area epartment complex so that rtpkfentf rrwy participate In the recycling pmgrem that the city New Rrtwnfele Implemented newly two ago City officials and residents gathered at the Torrey Place Apartments on Thursday afternoon to initiate the first recycling program for apartment dwellers in New Braunfels The gathering took place by the green recycling dumpstor located in the back of the apartment complex The dutnpstef was one of two given to the city by WalMiiH after it disbanded its community recycling program two years ago The dumpster has four bins Two for newspapers one for alumipum and one for clear glass The city of New Braunfels and Torrey Place are taking part in a 6 month pilot program to whether recycling in a apartment complex is feasible Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager said he sees the pilot project as a forerunner in the community We hope to start something new and Ferguson said After the first six months of the project if it is deemed worthwhile then we will see how to enhance the Ferguson credited the apartment res idents and property manager Kayc Rogers for fighting to get the project olf the ground You should be expected to be rec ognized and have the good feeling of taking a stand and helping the envi he said Gabe Garcia BFI municipal mar keting representative said his company is proud to be part of the pilot program This is one step from diverting unwanted waste from the landfills Hopefully it will be successful so that it will branch out to other Garcia said BFI will empty the ilumpster on an oncall basis and take it to IKdumped at its recycling center in New Braunfels Ferguson said it would cost the apart ment owners 150 to lake the dumpsler to San Antonio and bring it back Torrey Place residents Brill and Kronkosky are thankful that their complex is taking part in the pilot program Brill Kronkosky said il will be conve nient for lliein since they currently take their recycled products to Green Guy Recycling in San Marcos twice a month Il reduces the amount of trash that goes to the landfill and landfill space is increasingly becoming Brill Kronkosky said In u small way il will reduce how much we pay for the garbage thul is hauled lo the The selling of tlfie presidency Page
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