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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas if t 20332 M009 SOWEST nicRoPuw 262 YflNDELL DR EL PflSO TX 79903 n 4 T rlERALDAEITUNG Vol 148 No 168 12 pages in 1 section July 6 1999 Tt Tt A V Serving Comal County si since 1852 50 cents A worker paints the living room in the new Comal County Emergency Childrens Shelter building on Old Bear Creek Road The shelter affili ated with St Judes Ranch for Children will soon have a larger space to call home CHRISTINA HeraldZeltung Childrens shelter gets room to grow New building affiliation with St Judes has director excited about the potential BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer Comal County Emergency Chil drens Shelter is getting a new home The shelter which serves children who have been removed from their homes will move later this year from its Interstate 35 location to 18 acres on Old Bear Creek Road The move will provide more living space as well as room for assess ment services director Kim Snyder said Snyder said one reason for the move was to provide more room for age appropriate activities The assessment services include physical screenings and exams developmental screenings and assessments social adjustments and Snyder said If a child has to take medication we can offer med icine The shelter affiliated with St Judes Ranch for Children in Febru ary St Judes based in Las Vegas has a branch in Bulverde I have always recommended the shelter affiliate with someone Mar ilyn Shelby whose in charge of the Texas St Judes Ranch for Children helped us become affiliated with Snyder said St Judes bought the property on Old Bear Creek Road and offered it HELP WANTED The Comal County Emer gency Childrens Shelter needs volunteers and board mem bers Call 6430695 to help to the emergency childrens shelter Snyder said There is a lot of potential out here the new Snyder said We would like to have a garden for See Separate celebrations Families drawn to Comal younger set hits Guadalupe for Fourth of July weekend BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Younger rowdier crowds flocked to the Guadalupe for the Fourth of July weekend while families tended to prefer the flow of the Comal River based on reports fromiocailawrheh Comal County Sheriffs Office deputies were on pace Monday to set records for the number of arrests the New Braunfels Mice Department reported a rela tively quiet weekend NBPD Detective Robert Parchman said that aside from a couple of traffic jams at tubing takeout points the holiday weekend crowd was wellbehaved with few inci dents and arrests This was one of the best Fourth of July weekends since Ive been here It seemed like there were more families said Parch man who has been with the New Braunfels police since 1983 On the Guadalupe River the Fourth of July crowd seemed rowdier than visitors during this past Memo rial Day said Lt Ed Whitson of the sheriffs office Memorial Day was a more laidback with more Whitson said But this was a younger row dier and more disorderly Tubers had good reason to pick the Guadalupe the Army Corps of Engineers set the Canyon Dam release at a prime recreational flow of about 300 cubic feet per second Deputies made 85 arrests in the coun ty and issued 185 citations from noon Friday to noon Monday Whitson said Those were down from the 109 arrests and 250 cita tions issued during the Memorial Day weekend but Whitson said they could climb during the rest of the afternoon Final statistics would not be available until Tuesday or Wednesday Deputies had made 75 arrests by 2 Saturday Whitson said but afternoon rains kept the numbers down Drugand alcoholrelated arrests accounted for most of the jail traffic Arrested were 42 for public intoxi cation 30 for possession of marijuana 14 for minor in possession of alcohol and six for felony possession of AMANDA Above and right crowds flocked to Landa Park on Sunday for the annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks display Sundays rainy weather held off long enough for the festivities a controlled substance Whitson said most of the people arrested and cited were from outoftown Most of the locals know better than to get out on the Guadalupe on holiday Whitson said A twoman traffic unit on FarmtoMarket Road 306 helped prevent major accidents there during the See CISDbond Drojectwill Degin soon First step is Wednesdays oversight group meeting BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Comal Independent School District will get its million bond project off the ground starting Wednesday with the first meeting of the bond oversight committee InisteeSand seven appointed members will meet at x at Bill Brown Elemen tary 20416 fexas 46 West The meeting is open to the public The committee is charged with supervising how the district will allocate million for bond projects CISD patrons approved a twoproposition bond pack age at and million each on May 1 The propositions are part of the districts twophase plan to address exploding student growth and campus needs during the next 10 years Marlene Keller a mem ber of the committee said the first gathering would be an organizational meeting I think its going to be us getting together and coming up with a game plan on how we want to oversee whats going she said Other members of the committee are Glenn Wenzel Bill Hauboldt Greg Huff Paul Walk er Denise Kern and Bill Swint Each trustee appointed one member to the committee during a board meeting on June 22 Trustees will serve on the committee on a rotating basis with board president Dan Krueger and trustee Lester W Jonas as per manent members Keller said she wanted to make sure voters get what they voted for My main interest is that what people voted for on the bond is carried out no more no less I want to make sure the projects are done how we wanted them in a timely manner and See KRUEGER JONAS INSIDE Anger over custody settlement ends in murder suicide BY C BHYSON Huu Associated Press Writer SOUTHLAKE A doctor infected with rage over an apparent custody dispute crossed half the country and shot his exwife to death before putting the gun under his chin and killing himself Mon day Police said Dr Scott Chester Stone 32 of Tarboro ambushed his former wife Dr Marisa Deneen Jackson as she took a morning jog around a lakeside path Jackson had been staying wift her exhusbands sister whose house was visible from the spot where her husband shot her several times before walking down the path and shooting himself around 8 The killings leave two daughters ages 6 and 8 without parents A divorce court in North Carolina last week awarded the mother custody of the girls whose names were not released Family members said there was no warning or indication trouble was on the horizon Southlake police spokesman Robert Finn said It was from the familys stand point Finn said You never know what precipitated it Crimes like this cross every known socioeconomic Jackson and her daughters appar ently had been staying with Stones sister and her husband so the girls could perform in a violin recital in Dallas over the weekend Finn said Stone knew where his wife was he said One of the conditions of the custody agreement was that he the Finn said Appar ently he was told that he could pick up die children in Dallas if he want ed Stone did not tell his wife or his sister he was coming to Texas Finn said and investigators were trying to find out when and how he arrived here Detectives believe Stone hid in a wooded area to wait for his wife before shooting her Obviously he probably knew the morning jog was a regular thing for Finn said He walked about a quartermile down the path before shooting him self police said A person riding a bike along the path saw the bodies and called police Neighbors in the wellmanicured subdivision were thunderstruck at the killing Some thought the gun shots were firecrackers left over from the Fourth of July You just dont expect something like this to said Patsy DuPre a Southlake city council woman who lives across the street from Stones 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