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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas PELS Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities cus tomers cannot water today Well users wtth addresses ending In 8 or 9 can water today after 8 FJTUNG Vol 149 No 150 22 pages in 2 sections June 16 2000 FRIDA Mayor brings radio station back to Fourth fold BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer New Braunfels residents will get to listen to music during the citys Fourth of July fireworks show after all Fred Stockwell general manager said Thursday he decided to bring the radio station back as the broadcast sponsor of the Fourth of July fireworks display over Landa Park On Thursday Mayor Stoney Williams said he and Stockwell spoke and agreed to resume the partnership On Wednesday Stockwell pulled the radio station out of the fireworks show after hearing comments made by District 4 councilman Robert Kendrick at Mondays council meeting Kendrick suggested the city create a newsletter because the local newspaper did not have a large circulation and many people did not listen to the local radio sta tion because they did not like the format In response Stockwell said the station would not donate time to broadcast music during the Fourth of July fireworks show or provide free promotional time On Thursday Stockwell said he changed his mind after talking with Williams See Builders love a parade GuadaComa group presents Parade of Homes starting Saturday BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer River Chase has been a busy place lately Thursday work crews ham mered sawed ran wires and moved mulch as they got ready for the opening of the Guada Coma Home Builders Associa tion 2000 Parade of Homes The event which runs from Saturday through June 25 begins today with an invitation only preparade preview party Tickets for the 2000 Parade of Homes are available at Home Depot for At the gate theyll cost Hours on Saturdays and Sundays will be 10 to 9 On Monday through Friday hours will be 5 to River Chase is about a half dozen miles up FarmtoMar ket Road 306 from New Braunfels Theres a lot going on at River said Susan Granzin chairman of the Parade of Homes tEvery things going to be ready The builders decorators and land scapers are working pretty hard We have tents being set up for concessions Itll be a great This is the first time Guada Coma Home Builders Associa tion has had the Parade of Homes Granzin said Were hoping its our first annual Therell be a lot of spe cial events Each day has a dif ferent she said Six upscale homes along a street in the River Chase devel K JESSIE Many of the builders make final preparations Thursday at the 2000 Parade of Homes model homes at River Chase opment next to the Guadalupe River have been built decorat ed furnished and landscaped to demonstrate latest trends and techniques There are so many things to see all the newest and most innovative products itll take awhile to go through all the Granzin said This will be especially valuable for people who are building or buying If you own your own home now youll get lots of decorating ideas I think people are going to be realty surprised at the homes and how well theyre decorated Its like someone is already living in Jay Patterson vice president of Southerland Properties developer of River Chase said KM MAURI things were falling into place nicely late Thursday This will be spectacular We think everyone who visits will really enjoy River Chase The builders and developers are real he said We think people should make two or three visits Weve got different things happening each day and all sorts of neat Patterson said RON Dean Seydlerof San Marcos helps decorate a home that will be featured in Guada Coma Home Builders Associations Parade of Homes WHATS UP SATURDAY Home and Garden Show SUNDAY Day MONDAY Health Fair 59 TUESDAY Chefs Night 59 WEDNESDAY Redneck Games and Chili I Cookoff 59 THURSDAY Travel and Leisure Night 59 FRIDAY JUNE 23 Block Party Wine Cheese 59 JUNE 24 Arts Crafts JUNE 25 Car Show TICKETS Advance At the gate Deputies arrest VFD bookkeeper for theft Bulverde Area chiefs wife accused of stealing BY ERIN MAGRUOER Staff Writer Comal County officers arrested the bookkeeper of Bulverde Area Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday morning for allegedly stealing about dur ing the past two years from the taxfunded department Corinne Ann Schlueder 36 also the wife of the fire departments chief turned herself in about to the Comal County Sheriffs Office after a war rant was issued for her arrest on thirddegree felony theft charges She is accused of signing more than in fraudulent payroll checks made out to her husband Raylon Schlueder Comal County CourtatLaw records show She also is accused of writing almost in fraudulent checks payable to her as reimbursement for department supplies she said she bought Investigators said they did not believe Raylon Schlueder was involved in the alleged theft and charges probably would not be filed against the fire chief sheriffs office detective Tommy Hubertus said The case is still under investigation but I dont see at this point any charges being filed against Raylon Schlueder in the Hubertus said It appears that Corinne Schlueder was the one that possibly took care of the finances and the household Neither Corinne nor Raylon Schlueder could be reached for comment by press time Pat Anthony treasurer of the Bulverde Area Vol unteer Fire Department district board said he was shocked when he learned a member of the community and volunteer for the department might have betrayed his trust I dont know how she thought she was going to get away with stealing that much Anthony said I didnt have many dealings with her but I talked to Ray Were hoping hes not involved Hes a good fire chief the type of guy who could take apart the entire fire station and then put it back together But I dont think he knew anything about finances She did all of the treasury work for the The alleged theft was reported to investigators in May by newly appointed Bulverde Area Volunteer Fire Department board president James Wappes who recently hired an outside auditor to look over the departments bank books and payroll Court records showed Wappes asked Corinne Schlueder for the password to the computer and she Working together Schools lawmen talk tragedy strategies BY RON MAUMBY gerously highcharged tense and emo Staff Writer tional situation involving the risk of Its every and every WW ordwroto ehttdim worst dream Some maladjusted misfit gets a gun and shoots his way into a school class room killing a couple of kids Thursday teachers and administra ui School for a wjrtahw Canyon High Surviving a hostage holds the weapon to some bead and bunkers down a Wayraan C Mullins of the Southwest University institute of Criro INSIDE wwwJtmM nNunQiPQfn Man accused of kidnapping his exwife convicted by Comal jury BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Comal County jurors convicted 26year old Johnnie Lee Cooper Jr of aggravated kidnapping for taking his exwife at gunpoint from her New Braunfels residence earlier this year The sixman sixwoman jury came back with the guilty verdict about Thursday A punishment hearing is scheduled 9 today District Judge Gary Steel presided over the trial Copper who said he was distraught over the breakup of his marriage was accused of taking his exwife from herNew Braunfels residence on ajtrad wife a 9 mm handgun Now that he has been convicted of the first degree felony Cooper could face life or up to 99 years in prison Cooper was arrested by New Braunfels Police Department officers Feb 1 A month later a Comal County grand jury indicted Cooper on the aggravated kidnapping charge Comal County assistant district attorney Ed Springer told jurors evidence indicated Cooper sought to harm Laura Cooper his exwife their sevenyear old daughter and father the night of the incident Springer said late Jan 30 or early Jan 31
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