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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 9, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW HERALDZEITUNG 144 18 pages in 2 sections June 1999 WEDNESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents More than 100 parents protest CISD bell changes Trustees will reconsider decision on June 22 BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer BULVERDE A crowd of more than 100 parents gathered at Bill Brown Ele mentary Tuesday night in protest of a recent school board decision to change school bell More than a dozen Comal Independent School District parents implored trustees during a school board meeting to reverse a decision they said excluded parent input and put student achieve ment and safety at On May CISD trustees approved a bell schedule in a 4 3 that would push school start times in the 19992000 school year for elementary and intermediate students to 9 GONZALES Those students started school between and 8 this and got out of school about 3 Under the current elementary and intermediate students will get out of school about 4 Under the secondary students will start school at and end at Those students began classes between and last and left school between and Even those in attendance who did not speak directly to the board expressed their opinions when resident Ron Hagelmans con demnation of the board decision got a round of Some even gave Hagelman a stand ing The people in this district have two simple expectations from the board and the superin One is a sacred trust that you will protect the welfare and safety of their chil KRUEGER And in that youve he Several parents said the changes would translate into a longer rather than short er day for elementary Laura a CISD parent and These kids will still be get ting up at 6 or with their par then dropped off at 7 and wait two hours before school They are not going to be ready for maximum learning by See County could implement fireworks ban BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Area residents can get their fill of hot dogs and apple pie this Fourth of July but the rockets red glare might be a little harder to come On Comal County Commission ers court will consider a ban on aerial fire works in the Commissioner Jack Dawson said the coun ty had the power to limit fireworks on certain holidays if drought conditions If the county fire through the Texas Forest determines we are in a drought then the commissioners court has theauthority to ban aerial fireworks on July 4 and New Years Dawson The county must act by June 15 to have the rule in effect for the July 4 County Fire Marshal Lin Manford said he was contacting the Texas Forest Service and the National Weather Service to determine the severity of drought Prelimi nary information indicated the county was more than 5 inches below the annual average rainfall When youre that far behind in rainfall and you get all of these 90plus degree it just keeps drying things Manford Manford will make his recommendation on The court instituted a prohibition on aerial fireworks this past and violators of the ban were subject to fines of up to Fireworks are strictly prohibited in the cities of New Braunfels and Garden New Braunfels has a city ordinance pro hibiting the possession or use of fireworks in the city limits or within feet of the city We will write citations for fireworks in the city said New Braunfels Fire Marshal Elroy Even sparklers are com pletely Fines of per violation plus in court costs can be assessed by the municipal court The city will sponsor a public fireworks display at Landa Friesenhahn Garden Ridge Police Chief Walt Myers said the same restrictions were in No kind of pyrotechnics are allowed in the Myers Bulverde City Council tabled a possible ban on fireworks at its meeting Tuesday The issue will be reconsidered in two when the council meets Tired of trash Robert who lives along the Guadalupe River on Gruene is con cerned about the amount of trash left behind by tubers this past There was a huge amount of trash at Cypress Bend he There were beer cans scattered 15 feet away from trash PERI HeraldZeitung City residents bothered by litter on rivers BY PERI STONE Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council might want to act quick ly to curb littering along the law enforce ment alone cant manage all the At a recent council voted to earmark for river but it has not yet decided what exact ly will be done with the As of Tuesday council had not put the item on Monday nights The city already has earmarked of its budget this year specifically for river patrol in the city part ly to help combat pollution in and around the Guadalupe and Comal But at Cypress Bend Park this past beer styrofoam glass bottles and other litter lined the shore and bobbed along in the said New Braunfels resident Robert who lives on the INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds OB Comics 2B Crossword 5A Forurn 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports A Today 2A Television 2B Key Code Holder named lawman of the year BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer The New Braunfels Breakfast Lions named Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder as the 1999 Ed Murphy Memorial Lawman of the Year on Ron past president of the Breakfast Lions and chairman of the lawman of the year said the men and women who put their lives on the line to serve area residents deserved There are some wonderful law enforce ment personnel in our city and and Its important to put their names up in lights and give them some he In recognizing Zipp spoke of the sheriffs 30 years in law includ ing 16 years as supervisor of highway patrol operations in Comal County and 2 years as Zipp also praised Holders professional train ing at the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in He cred ited Holder for implementing community involvement in noting that burglaries were down 27 percent since he took Holder thanked the Breakfast Lions for the award but said he accepted it on behalf of all law enforcement officers in the city and coun Daughter Rodriguez watched her use cocaine BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer A 15yearold girl testified Tuesday her father offered her drugs and watched as she used a rolled dollar bill to ingest cocaine in his Johnny Saldana a New Braunfels res is charged with injury to a child in connection with a drugrelated incident at his residence on Criminal District Attorney Dib Waldrip said Rodriguez was charged with giving cocaine to his who was 14 at the Injury to a child is a seconddegree If Rodriguez could face a jail term of two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to Rodriguez is being held at the Comal County He was indicted on The eight woman jury was selected State District Judge Gary Steel is presiding over the Rodriguezs daughter testified the defendant found her at a local business after school on 9 and said he had drugs at his He came up and I have and I knew what that she Rodriguez and the girls mother divorced in The girl testified she went home with her father and watched as he broke up worth of cocaine into lines with a razor He gave me a one dollar and I used it to snort she While on the the teenager broke into tears when she described how she turned her father in to local police officers on I love my I dont want anything to happen to him because I love I told them he gave it to me because it was the I didnt want somebody else who didnt know what 1 was doing getting in trouble for she The girl said she confessed to local law enforce ment officials after her mother threatened to press charges against one of her friends and the friends whom the girl was with prior to die James a chemist with a drugtesting laboratory in San testified a urine sample taken from the girl on 10 tested positive for marijuana and The defendants exwife testified Tuesday she contacted police after she found a rolled dollar bill See New Braunfels Breakfast Lions past president Ron Zipp right presents the Ed Murphy Memorial Lawman of the Year award to Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder on Holder has worked in law enforcement for 30 CHRIS HeraldZeitung
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