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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 15, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS 20332 MOO9 50WEST MICROPUBLISUING E YON DEI EL PRSO TX 9903 HERALDZEITUNG Vol 148 No 170 14 pages in 1 section July yn A V Comal County si since 1852 50 cents Files from the 1990 trial of Jack Davis remain In the Comal County Courthouse County commis sioners will con sider allocating to a spe cial fund for a law student research ing the case when they meet today LESLIE HeraldZertung Balonis murder case gets revived County commissioners consider funding for law students research BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer A controversial and highlypublicized 10yearold murder case is showing new signs of life Today Comal County Commission ers will consider allocating to a special fund for a law student to con duct research in the Kathie Balonis mur der case Commissioners meet at in the courthouse annex The state attorney generals office is investigating the case and is consider ing retrying Davis A spokeswoman for the AGs office said die case was pending and declined to comment on the status The case has taken a serpentine path with an arrest and a conviction for capi MEETING WHO Comal County Commissioners Court WHEN today WHERE Comal County Courthouse Annex 150 N Seguin Ave tal murder the conviction overturned and the man accused of the crime set free with minimal supervision See Garage sale for life Weekend event will help juvenile diabetes patient continue her treatment BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer The Roth family cannot wait for a cure for diabetes daughter Sarah Roth 11 has been diagnosed with juvenile diabetes In turn her parents and her twin Jennifer have made a complete change in priorities as well as lifestyle and diet Dad Steven Roth said began going to the bathroom more and was getting thinner We took her to the doctor and she was 10 pounds lighter her sister They havent befett hatf otioer siaoe When she was diagnosed in May Sarah had a blood sugar level of 651 well above a normal blood sugar level of 100 Sarahs pediatric endocrinologist Dr Mark Danney said the normal insulin level for a person was between 70 and 110 Insulin is normal ly produced in the body In Sarahs case her body is not produc ing the beta cells mat make Dan ney said By checking her blood sugar and giving herself insulin she acts as the artifi cial pancreas where the beta cells are locat ed As long as she or her family continues to act as an artificial pancreas she can live a long normal Within 24 hours of diagnosis Sarah was in the intensive care unit at Santa Rosa Hos pital in San Antonio Ill never forget the day Dr Lynn Thompson the family physician called us with the news We were waiting for his call See LESUE Sarah and Jennifer Roth display some of the items available at their garage sale Friday and Saturday All proceeds will help pay medical expenses for Sarahs diabetes How To HELP Garage sale for Sarah Roth to help pay medical expenses for her diabetes WHEN 9 to 2 Friday and Saturday WHERE 245 Buffalo Springs Road DIRECTIONS Take Texas 46 West toward Bdlrne turn right on FarmtoMarket Road 2722 Follow FM 2722 to Buffalo Springs Road and turn right The sale will be on the left Benefit auction dance for Nicole Meurin WHEN 7 to 11 Saturday WHERE Comal County Fairgrounds DONATIONS Nicole Meurin Trust Fund First Commercial Bank 1656 W State Highway 46 New Braunfels TX 78132 Auction dance planned for young Nicole Meurin BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Threeyearold Nicole Meurin will visit a hospital later this fifth time since her third birthday but her parents are hoping it will be for the last time Nicole the daughter of Donny and Donna Meurin suffers from Sturge Weber Syndrome a rare brain disease characterized by a facial birthmark and seizures A benefit auction and dance for Nicole is scheduled 7 to 11 Satur day at the Comal County Fairgrounds to raise money for ongoing and future medical costs Crossroads a mobile disc jockey will provide music Development of excessive blood MEURIN vessels on Nicoles brain concern her doctors Nicole currently takes four medications to control her seizures and wears a helmet to protect her from physical injury Nicole and her family plan to visit with neurosurgeons in San Antonio on Tuesday about possible surgery to stop seizures and prevent possible damage The doctors say its tune for her to have surgery Donna said The Meurins are asking local busi nesses and individuals to donate auc tion items or make monetary dona tions for the benefit drive The fundraising has been great Weve got all kinds of stuff from busi nesses and individuals The response from people interested in donating items has been enough to fill up two sheets of a legal Donna said Residents interested in giving an item to be auctioned can contact Don na at 6252385 or 6068332 Arrange ments will be made to have them picked up Bulverde leaders clash Differences with mayor lead to Hieronymus resignation on Tuesday BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer BULVERDE A difference of opinion about the future of Bulverde led city admin istrator Robert Hieronymus to tender his res ignation during a city council meeting Tuesday I went into the meeting with but not intending to he said By the end of the meeting I knew I had In his letter Hieronymus said he was deeply concerned that Mayor Bob Barton has a dif ferent vision than that for which I believe we originally incorporated our four cities I do not believe that it is possible for these two dissimilar visions to work together in harmo Hieronymus served as mayor of Bulverde West before it was consolidated with Bul verde East Bulverde North and Bulverde South in 1998 After the consolidation he became city administrator Barton agreed that he did not share the same vision as Hieronymus I ran on a platform to minimize paid city staff and to create a volunteer staff to support the paid he said Mr Hieronymus does not agree with Hieronymus wrote in his resignation letter that the present mayors style of manage ment and lack of respect for the professional staff of the city make it very difficult to do the daily business of the city within the city hall and with the Hieronymus said the three reasons for the incorporation of Bulverde were to manage growth manage water and prevent annexa tion by San Antonio He said Barton was interested only in keep ing San Antonio out of Bulverde I dont want Bulverde to be treated like a colonia of San Hieronymus said Barton said concern about annexation was the primary reason for the incorporation Management of growth is becoming a func tion We will need to examine that the mayor said As far as the management of the water 1 have more concerns about that because See Canyon New Braunfels middle schools get new leaders BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Middle school students in New Braunfels and Comal independent school districts will begin the 19992000 school year with new principals Comal ISD hired Janet Peden on Wednes day to be the new principal at Canyon Mid dle School while New Braunfels ISD picked Demetria Cummins on Tuesday to assume the same job at New Braunfels Middle School Peden a former teacher at Bulverde Ele mentary is returning to Comal County after four years with San Antonio ISD Canyon Middle Schools previous princi pal Nancy Cobb moved to the Comal ISD central office to be administrative assistant to superintendent Jerry Major CISD administration announced Pedens hiring Wednesday after the board decided Tuesday to let Major hire a new principal Peden said she looked forward to returning to Comal County which she considers home and working with CISD staff and Elementary from 1993 to 1995 While serving w the principal of Martin Luther King Middle School Peden said she brought the campus from low performing to an acceptable status Cummins who previously served as a middle school principal in Conroe Indepen dent School District is taking over die helm of NBMS after the July 2 resignation of Stephen Lindsey After one year at NBMS Lindsey accept ed a position with Wimberiey Independent School District to teach algebra and eighth grade math I wanted to get back in the classroom and spend more rime with my family Lind sey said Cummins said she spent the last two days Now faces in CISD NBI8D Page 4 visiting with NBMS teachers and depart ment heads in preparation for the upcoming school year She said the position interested her because of the reputation of its teachers and students Ive heard nothing but positive things about the kids And I love the middle level New Braunfels is also a beautiful place to she said Cummins said she planned to work with See INSIDE 10 Key code 76   

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