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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 2, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY March 2001 18 pages in 2 sections pagCR n SCCtl HERALDZEITUNG 95 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 50 cents City honors Legends JESSIE Stanley former University of Texas football coach Darrell Elliot Knox and Tom Purdum are hon ored for their lifetime of achievements Thursday evening at the Civic BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Thursday was Hook em Horns night in New Braun fels as a Texas living legend helped this city recognize three of its The Braunfels Trust Foun dation honored Elliot Tom Purdum and Stanley Woodward as this citys first Living Legends in a fund raiser to renovate the historic Hinmari House and help Communities in Nearly 400 attended the ban quet at the New Braunfels Civic Former Univer sity of Texas Longhorns foot ball coach Darrell Royal gave brief opening remarks that were folksy and at times quite in he threw the ball to the audi turning his talk into a questionandanswer He answered questions about football but in his talked about the qualities that can make a per son successful in sports and in He recalled being named head coach of the Longhorns in 1956 at the age of I was fortunate enough to be young enough not to be because I didnt under stand the awesomeness of the Royal See Read Across America Read with a child today and start a habit of the reading Davis trial moved to Blanco County FROM STAFF REPORTS The second trial of the man who allegedly murdered a 24 yearold New Braunfels woman more than 12 years ago will take place in John son Jack Warren is set to be tried May DAVIS 1 for the 1989 mur der of K a t h i e a local ele mentary school District Judge Charles Ramsay granted a motion by Davis attorney Stanley Schneider for a change of Ramsay will preside at the now set to begin on May Balonis was found sexually assaulted and strangled at her Laurel Lane apartment on then was a maintenance man at the apartment He was arrested the next day and later convicted of capital murder and sen tenced to life in But allegations that former Comal County District Attor ney Bill Reimer intimidated a witness in the trial caused the Third Court of Appeals See Threecar accident JESSIE New Braunfels Fire and Rescue workers place a neck stabilizer on one of two women injured in a threecar accident at FarmtoMarket Road 306 and Common Street Thursday Both victims were transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital where they were treated and NB police investigate kidnapping CL slaying suspect awaits extradition FROM STAFF REPORTS The 32 yearold man believed by local offi cials to have shot and killed his moth er and then set fire to her house soon could be coming back to Daniel Neal is being held with out bail in Whatcom County jail in connection with the 26 shoot ing of his Barbara of Canyon An extradition hearing set for Thursday was continued to on March But Neal proba bly will not be in Washington when that hearing date officials Comal County Sheriffs Detective Tommy Ward said local authori ties had secured a warrant seeking Neals return to Comal Our governors warrant is NEAL Ward We wanted to get it to their governor but they had an earthquake up A governors warrant is a warrant the governor of one state sends to another seeking the return of an alleged fugitive from Neal was apprehended on 31 after Canadian authorities turned him around at the border where Interstate 5 crosses into that Neal was allegedly attempting to car ry ammunition into which is Teen locked in driven to Kerr County FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels police are look ing for the armed man who allegedly locked a 16year old New Braunfels boy in the of a car and took him to Kerr County This case is disturbingly detective Sean Gab bard Were concerned about the fact the victim was kept in the Were concerned about the distance traveled and were concerned about the motive of the Police Detective Sean Gabbard said the incident began about at Landa Park as the making a turn onto Freder icksburg Road off Monument Dri reported the man jumped into his white 1989 Honda Accord with a The man is described as a very heavy Hispanic weighing 250300 pounds and wearing a zippertype pullover sweater and dirty blue Police have no estimate of his He reportedly had a prominent scar on the left side of his face near his left ear and The boy told police that he drove the gunman out of New He stopped once out side the and the gunman locked him in the trunk of the Gabbard The kidnapper apparently then drove to Kerr In Kerr the car was involved in a single vehicle acci and the man leaving the boy locked in the Gab bard The boy suffered only minor scrapes and A few minutes passersby stopped and heard the boy calling from inside the Gabbard Whats New Braunfels police are looking for the man who report edly kidnapped a New Braunfels teen driving in Landa Park on The man is described as Hispanic weighing 250 to 300 pounds wearing a zipper type pullover sweater and dirty blue jeans bearing a prominent scar on the left side of his If you have information about this man or saw him in the Landa Park area call Detective Sean Gabbard at 6082185 AVOID CARJACKING Keep your doors locked and windows rolled up at least if its hot and you dont have air Drive in the center lane to make it harder for wouldbe carjackers to approach the Avoid driving Go with someone whenever especially at From the National Crime Prevention Council Web INSIDE Key Code 76 New Braunfels shedding light on downtown BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer Downtown New Braunfels will soon be a much brighter On night the City Council approved spending to install 22 antique style light posts in the downtown The money was earmarked this past year by City Council for the downtown capital improvement The pro posal for the lights was brought to Council by the citys Main Street Advisory The lights will be placed on portions of San Antonio Street and Seguin Avenue and will match lights already around the Main The Main Street program is a national and international program that encourages historic economic develop promotion and design review for cities that qualify as Main street New Braunfels became a Main Street city in 1991 after the Texas Historic Commission reviewed the The project has been responsible for planting installing lights and pro viding consultants to property owners on the restoration of his toric The new old lights are badly Paul Main Street advisory board Alot of people would like to come downtown at but outside See Police want to find the kidnap per as soon as they Gabbard We want to center oh that scar on his We need to know if anybody knows this and we need to talk to anybody who saw him around Landa Park or the area thisweekend or the weekend before this he Anybody with information is asked to call Gabbard at 608 Comal County CrimeStoppers will offer a reward of up to for infor mation helping police solve this All information provided to CrimeStoppers is CrimeStoppers can be reached at Antiquestyle such as this one in the Main will be placed around down JESSIE HeraldZeitung   

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