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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 26, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Opinion Sports Dear Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to the following Jerri Brumbelow Renee Castro Donna James Tract Brace Jesse Diaz Lisa Gonzalez Mon Dean Fischbeck Taylor Tschoepe 6 years old Vivan Nowotny Felicia Lombar do Jennifer Lombardo Mon Monroe Weyel Sue Ward Laura M Martinez Lucy Hartfiel Mon Matthew Reed 10 years old George Gonzales Jesse Montanez Jimmy Guerrero David Guerrero Lucy G Resales Happy anniversary to Earl and Marie Heaton 58 Jesus and Lydia Hernandez 33 B J and Amanda Castilleja one Lee and Gladys VVarnke 50 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Start taking those winter clothes out of the closet Today Partly cloudy and windy Highs in the 50s Tonight Clear and cold Lows near 30 to low 30s Monday Sunny Highs in the 60s Monday night clear and cold lows in the mid 30s Tuesday Clear and cool Highs in the 60s to near 70 Wednesday Mostly clear Lows in the 30s Highs in the 70s Thursday Partly cloudy Lows in the 40s Highs in the 70s Feeling a little out of sync Check your clocks Daylight savings time ended Saturday night and residents should have moved their clocks back one hour If you forgot to change your clock before going to sleep last night youre an hour ahead of everyone else today McQueeney VFD sponsors blood drive Tuesday The McQueeney Volunteer Fire Department Community Blood Drive will be 6 to 7 in the meeting room of the station Everyone is encouraged to donate the gift of life Call 6253411 for informa tion Exercise the right to vote early in county and CISD Early voting for constitutional amendments and Bulverde incorporation elections began Monday and runs through Fri day Election day is set for Nov 4 This election is open to all registered voters in Coma County Applications to vote by mail can be accepted through Oct 28 and ballots can be mailed through Oct 28 Applications must be mailed Only the voter may hand deliver appli cation Voters may apply on an official application form or they can write to the county clerks office with the following infor mation name address precinct number and voter registration number address to which ballot should mailed Ballots can be mailed for the following reasons 65 or older disability and out of town ballot must be mailed to an outofcounty Early voting in the Coma Independent School District bond election which will be Nov 8 runs through Nov 4 Only registered voters in CISD can cast ballots in the bond election Cibolo school stages drug free parade Wiederstein Elementary School in Cibolo will have the annual Drug Free parade dur ing Red Ribbon Week which is 23 through Oct 31 At 9 Wednesday all students and staff will participate in a I parade through the streets of Cibolo New Braunfels HeraldZt 20332 IVI009 81 S 0 U E T MIC R 0 P U B 1S HIN G 2627 E DR i EL PASO TX 79903 SUNDAY 34 pages in four sections Sunday October Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Dean Fischbeck Vol 145 No 248 L CISD voters flock to polls in first two days of early voting roughly and could even reach record lev els She said the fact that the district Was offering six regular voting sites would also help the num bers Av All they have to do is go to their location because I think we have it pretty well distrib she said Turn to Voting Page 3A eyes Bulverde By DENISE DZ1UK KNIGHT Staff Writer Turnout the first two days of voting in the Comal Independent School District bond election has already surpassed the total number of early votes cast in the last bond election and turnout in the constitutional amendment and Bulverde incor poration elections are running on track CISD voters will decide the fate of a million bond issue that calls for major expan sions and renovations to existing campuses con struction of three new schools and an upgrade in technology Early voting in the Nov 8 election began Wednesday and runs through Nov 4 CISD bookkeeper Jo Schwab said 659 ballots had been cast in the first two dayslof voting compared to 543 total early votes in1 the 1995 bond election She said part of the large turnout might be because several additional temporary branches were opened We had them out when they had parent con ferences at the schools so it gave parents a chance to she said Our next total may not be as high because we wont have as many Schwab said that if the pace continued the total turnout could surpass the 1995 total of First Lady visits MVES HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall First Lady of Texas Laura Bush spoke to parents at Mountain Valley Elementary about the importance of reading Here Bush reads to a group of firstgraders about safety By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer The First Lady of Texas read to children and spoke to parents about the importance of reading as part of a homecoming celebration Friday at Mountain Valley Elementary The festivities were planned primarily to show off the completed renovations to the schools library but the day also served as a cel ebration of learning First Lady of Texas Laura Bush used the morning as an opportunity to stress the impor tance of reading Bush who was greeted by stu dents performing the Mountain Valley School song said she taught in elementary schools in Dallas Austin and Houston before returning to school to become a librarian where she could focus on her favorite subject reading She said reading always had been a passion for her and her husband George and I are both lucky to be from families that are fond of Bush said Some of our fondest memories of growing up involved r v Bush told the group of parents and educators that one in five students failed the reading por tion of the TAAS test in 1995 Since then the governor has launched a reading initiative aimed at making sure every child learns to read by the end of the thirdgrade and contin ues to read at grade We hope every Texan will put reading first because reading is the one skill every other skill depends she said Bush said the task of learning to read began at home She said parents needed to encourage their children to read and spend time reading to them Its vital for children to read at least as much as they watch TV and parents need to lead the practice of she said Parents present said Bushs remarks accu rately reflected the importance of reading and one said she already had made her children read rather than watch television Principal Hope Erickson agreed with Bushs remarks I think its wonderful that the governor is providing this kind of leadership and her remarks were right Erickson said After her speaking to parents Bush spent time reading a book with two groups of chil dren She urged the secondgraders to exercise your brain by reading One child proudly showed Bush the free pizza award he earned for reading a certain number of books Another stu dent said his mother already made him read My mom cuts the TV he told Bush Although the students were excited about their guest they said the best part about the morning was the book she read to them By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer BULVERDE Bulverde residents could find themselves with San Antonio breathing down their necks at the new year if efforts to incorporate fail When the city of San Antonio officially annex es the Stone Oak subdivision on 281 Dec 31 San Antonios extra territorial jurisdiction will extend further into the Bulverde area Bulverde res ident Bob Barton said Once Stone Oak is in the city limits of San Antonio Barton said San Antonios ETJ would be expanded another 5 miles toward Bulverde Cur rently San Antonios ETJ line touches Bulverde Road along Cibolo Creek in Comal County west of 281 a maximum ETJ miles or eities tif Sail Afltottids size Barton said if residents in the Bulverde area voted down incorporation on Nov 4 San Anto nios ETJ line would get even closer to the heart of Bulverde The ETJ line would be located on Bulverde Lane south of Bulverde Barton said The expanded ETJ would include the Bulverde Air Park and would literally be only a few feet away from downtown Bulverde Using estimates from San Antonio city planners Barton said the ETJ line would be only about 576 feet from the intersection of Bulverde Lane and Bulverde Road If we are to incorporate at that point of time the airport is in our Barton said That means San Antonios ETJ could not enter into the city lim its of an incorporated area One ETJ cant include the ETJ or an incorporated area of another Voters in three sections of Bulverde will choose Nov 4 whether to incorporate into three separate cities Bulverde South Bulverde Hills Bulverde Air Bulverde North Bulverde Estates and Bulverde East Oak Village If all three areas vote to incorporate organizers for incorporation say they want to consolidate all three areas into one city Barton said San Antonio also might decide to annex a strip on the east side of Camp BuIIis near Blanco Road If that happened and Bulverde was not incor porated San Antonios ETJ could even expand fur ther north Barton said Barton said by estimating and measuring points on a map San Antonios ETJ could then take in all of Bulverde Hills half of Bulverde Estates Ammann Road Leroy Scheel Road and to Texas 46 West Turn to Bulverde Page 2A Jury selection begins for man accused in Spring Branch murders By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Jury selection starts Monday in the capital murder trial of a 56yearold San Antonio man accused of killing two Comal County residents last March John Charles Naef of San Antonio was indicted more than a year ago on charges of murdering two Spring Branch residents Patrick Lamb 44 and Kelly Dougherty 33 Naef pled not guilty and now faces life in prison if a Comal County jury convicts him Potential jurors will fill the court room Monday to begin the selection process Comal County Criminal Dis trict Attorney Dib Waldrip said he would not seek the death penalty in the case because it would be difficult to prove Naef would continue to be a threat to society the key component to obtaining a death penalty sentence Instead Waldrip will seek a possible sentence of life in prison because it would require a minimum of 35 years imprisonment before being eligible for parole Waldrip said the decision not to seek the death penalty would speed up the jury selection process He said seating a jury would probably take most of Monday If I was asking for the death penal ty it would take two or three Waldrip said Once a jury has been chosen open ing arguments will begin The case originally was supposed to go to trial last month but an injury to a key witness delayed the proceedings Waldrip said the prosecution had a strong case and was ready to move forward with the trial Nothings ever a given but I wouldnt be taking this to trial if I per sonally didnt believe beyond a rea sonable doubt that hes Waldrip said Naefs attorney Jim Pape said jury selection should wrap up Monday and evidence could be presented as early as Tuesday However because of confi dentiality issues Pape said the only thing tie could say about the case was that Mr Naef has always maintained his Naef was arrested initially for unlaw ful possession of two firearms and pos session of marijuana and methamphet amines after driving to the scene March 28 when sheriffs deputies discovered the two bodies A friend of the victims led deputies to Lambs residence 28851 Farmto Turn to Naef Page 3A Artist at work HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Jonathan Dockal creates a work of art at the Texas Clay Festival in Gruene on Saturday The festival will continue today In front of Buck Pottery Home Depot opens in New Braunfels on Page 64 square 4A   

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