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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALDZEITUNG 149 22 pages in 2 sections June 1999 WEDNESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Skeletal remains found in county officials working to solve mystery Bones discovered under ledge near dry creek bed BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Officials are examining skeletal remains found in rural Comal County last week to determine if it was a possible homicide or remains from a time before Europeans arrived in Comal The skull was found this past Friday by a work er on property near Ranch Road 32 in northern Comal Sheriffs investigators worked with experts from Southwest Texas State Uni versity on Monday and Tuesday to recover the complete The remains were found under a rock ledge near a dry creek It wasnt an accident the body was placed Detective Tommy Ward The remains had been turned over to David chairman of the anthropology depart ment at Ward said Glassman would be able to determine the stature and age of the deceased Until Glassman determined sher iffs officers were investigating the case as a homicide or similar type of Ward said if there was an obvious wound on the skeleton that Glassman might be able to assist in determining the cause of Glassman said the skeleton was broken into more than 100 parts and that all of its teeth were in Until the frame is glued it will be impossible to determine its Work on the skeleton should be completed in about two Glassman said he received calls on similar cases about every 12 days and had worked on other findings across the CHRIS SWT professor David Glassman right watches as SWT stu dent James Mangold Detective John Bell and Detective Tommy Ward search for bone fragments on Golf board members reprimanded BY PERI STONE Staff Writer A member of the Landa Park Golf Course Advisory Board reprimanded the select few who responded inap propriately during the fee Weve had too much conversation in an unprofessional said Jackie Scott at a board meeting adding that the approach was Golf course fees were raised recently by New Braunfels City During the three readings of the golfers spoke out against Board president Doug Williams said derogatory names were written on a list that included council members names and phone The list was posted on a bulletin board in the a group of citizens threatened to recall District 3 Councilman Randy Vanstory if the increased fee structure was Williams Vanstory initiated the new fee New Braunfels resident Bill Gardner argued that no threats were He conducted a meeting at his home to inform people about the process of removing a council member from office before the final vote took Gardner told the advisory board Tues day he had a right to remove Vanstory because he disagreed with Gardner said it was totally inappro priate for the HeraldZeitung to have printed information of their Information was taken out of he During the Gardner never said his comments were off the Scott said shed like to see golfers come to the board instead of lashing out in different Our hands were tied because of the behavior of a very she Scott also said she wished council would have met with the board to reach some Landa Park Golf Course manager Ward Watson reminded board Nothings written in Scott We need to bide our time and put our best foot Sunshine day PERI Jenniffer Mings left of and Katrina Archibald of take a break Tuesday afternoon at Schlitterbahn Mings and Archibald are with the Sunshine a group of cancer survivors who are spending a week in the The group will visit Austin and the state capital Council approves office park plan BY PERI STONE Staff Writer An office park complex intended for whitecollar jobs in New Braunfels is one step closer to being As part of an agreement approved Monday by New Braunfels City the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of will help facilitate its Texas will provide professional technical The two entities are contracted by the New Braunfels Economic Development which recommends how the city should spend its cent sales tax for economic This is the second twoyear contract between the Chamber and EDC that charges the chamber to provide marketing and recruitment ser vices to further the economic develop ment program of the The old contract expires June 30 and WATSON me one ends June EDC only received the one bid from the chamber for these It adver tised in the HeraldZeitungs classified section for two District 6 councilwoman Juliet Wat son was the only member to vote against the contract explaining she was concerned the chamber hadnt recruited WILLIAMS highpaying jobs here in the Were not dealing with the past Mayor Stoney Williams Lets stay focused on the Watson It has everything to do with the When you hire a you check its cre She suggested that new companies coming to New Braunfels be required by the city to pay their employees more than an Williams said the city could not and See Hartwigs plea not guilty Judge reduces bond for woman accused of murder BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Adele Hartwig used a firm voice Tuesday to enter a plea of not guilty in the murder of her Harold Hartwig was killed in a fire at their home on Hueco Springs Loop in the early morn ing hours of May A Comal County grand jury indicted Adele and charged her with three counts of capital murder in the death of her 72yearold She was arrested two days later at a local HARTWIG RVpark State District Judge Gary Steel agreed to reduce Hartwigs bond from to after her John Herrick of San present ed an agreement made with the district attorneys Criminal District Attorney Dib Waldrip said he agreed to the bond reduction with the provisions that Hartwig abstain from alcohol use during her pretri al period and not return to the Hueco Springs prop Herrick briefly argued against the stipulation on alcohol but withdrew his argument when Steel said he would deny the motion if it was Waldrip said he didnt oppose the bond reduction because the only person she posed a threat to was He previously said the prosecution would not seek the death penalty because it would difficult tS prove Hartwig was a continuing threat to The alternative punishment for capital murder is life Herrick said he hoped to raise from fam ily members and other sources and that Hartwig could be free on bond by this Persons awaiting trial must make a cash deposit of 10 percent of their bail before they can be Herrick said he would file a motion for change of He would like to see the trial moved to a larg er city that had not heard the news coverage sur See Juneteenth helps resident recall changes in education BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Margaret Adams has seen the times change during her 78 For an AfricanAmerican and life long resident of the the changes have all been for the There have been some terrific changes in especially for my Adams Adams remembers the oneroom class room on Comal Street where she and other AfricanAmerican children in New Braunfels attended separated from their His panic and Caucasian It wasnt until Adams son was in the sixth grade the 1960s that 62 students from the allblack Booker Washington School were integrated into New Braunfels More than 30 years along with other local continues to cel ebrate the ending of racist policies on June better known as On June word of freedom final ly reached slaves in more than two years after slavery had officially ended in the United June 19 is officially recognized each year as Juneteenth Independence Day for The Black Heritage Society of Comal County will sponsor a Juneteenth celebration on Friday at the Landa Park treasurer and spokeswoman for the Black Heritage said the event would begin with a barbecue beef and sausage dinner from 11 to 3 On April the Senate adopt ed legislation officially recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth Independence but Adams said celebrations have been held in the New Braunfels area for the last 15 to 20 I means a lot to us in the black commu thinking about the hard times weve been through or our families have been JUNETEENTH WHAT Celebration of Juneteenth Independence Day WHERE Landa Park Haus WHEN Dinners will be served beginning at 11 A style show and dance will follow at 8 she It used to be celebrated only among black people in the but now its spread to all A style show will follow the barbecue See INSIDE Key Code 76
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