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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY March 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 96 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Congressman touts character education bill at school tour BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Congressman Lamar Smith showcased his Character Learning and Student Success Act of 2001 on Friday in a school he said probably did not need Smith took a tour of the New Braunfels Independent School Districts Opportunity to Rebound School on San Antonio Street with Principal Doug Recio and other district Smith praised the nontradition al facility and its You teach character here every single minute of every told You do it by your You have a wonderful program here and wonderful students and your heart goes out to The Opportunity to Rebound school serves about 70 NBISD students in a nontraditional classroom with five teacher facili tators and a lab The program is for special needs students students who might be behind in credits or live in spe cial situations or even just plain do not like a traditional We call it a nontraditional school for nontraditional stu Recio Were I told Congressman Smith my goal is for people when they walk in to What is The Character Learning and Student Success Act of co sponsored by Smith and Robert will pro vide funds to develop materials and curriculum for character and valuesbased We expect nonpartisan support for the Smith See One and indivisible Celebration honors those who fought for Texas independence BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Things did not look so good on March in the land that became the Republic of Texas that A small group of volunteers a modest army of independents hope lessly outgunned by a major region al power were one week into the twoweek siege at the Alamo that would end with their At Washingtononthe 59 delegates huddled in freezing tem r canvas curtains hanging in place of They considered a Declaration of Independence from Mexico that was largely based on the one writ ten 60 years before declaring the United States independence from Friday about 80 people huddled in the cold and the light rain on New Braunfels Main Plaza and honored the sacrifices of those first The annual celebration was host ed by the Sons and Daughters of the Republic of Many local notables and digni taries as well as repre sentatives of the historical groups that sponsored the Among them were New Braunfels city council members Larry Alexander and Juliet Comal County 2 Commissioner Jay Millikin and New Braunfels city officials Mike Shands and Don There were pledges of allegiance to the Texas and flags and a group singing of the StarSpangled Banner and Texas Our New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams said he believed he was fortunate for what those first Texans Were truly blessed that we can live in the greatest city in the greatest county in the greatest state in this Williams County Judge Danny Scheel expressed similar Back the future of Texas was in the hands of those delegates who drew up the Texas Declaration JESSIE Dick Roberts right and Pat Parks show off the various flags flown over Texas to a small crowd who gathered at First State Bank Friday afternoon in the Main Plaza to celebrate Texas Independence of Scheel its incumbent upon us all to make sure we herald the natural resources we inherited and leave them to the Texans who follow Steve Hill Country District Representative of the Sons of the Republic of praised the tenacity of the first We are fortunate that the people who came here under lessthan ideal circumstances were stubborn enough to stay here and create this great he Rosemarie president of the Ferdinand Lindheimer chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of echoed Gregory and the oth We salute the brave men who signed their names and fought to lead us to God bless and thank she Tom Peters of the Sons of the Republic of Texas asked those pre sent to consider the circumstances of At the Alamo on 26year old South Carolinaborn comman Lamar second from talks with County Judge Danny and Opportunity to Rebound Principal Doug about his new the Character Learning and Student Success Act of JESSIE HeraldZeitung Sharp to run for lieutenant governor in 02 BY NATALIE GOTT Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Former Texas Comptroller John Sharp has announced to sup porters that he will run again for lieutenant governor in who could not be reached for comment narrowly lost Rick Perry in a 1998 SHARP bid for lieu tenant gov In a letter dated Sharp says he will announce his plans publicly when the Legislature has finished its business this spring or sum I believe that the prob especially fiscal prob facing Texas will require officeholders with intense knowledge and a common sense approach to the letter seeking campaign contributions stat Lawmakers this year are wrestling with a tight bud get that leaves if money for new Republican Party of Texas spokesman Ted Royer said Friday that GOP leaders will worry about trying to run for elections after the legislative session is several Republicans apparently are contemplat ing the The lieutenant arguably the most powerful politician in presides over the 31mem ber controls the flow of legislation and sits on important state boards that the buidget and redjs firictihg Acting BfflRatliff said this week he had formed an exploratory committee to help him decide whether to run in Ratliff ascended to the interim position after Perry became governor in Land Commissioner David Dewhurstsaid he was ing toward but I probably wont make a firm decision until a little Another Comptroller Carole Keeton has been men tioned as a possible con but has said she is focused on the legislative ses No Democrats hold a statewide elected Cops investigating death in local motel FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels police offi cials are investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a New Braun fels motel New Braunfels Police Department detective Sean Gabbard said officers were called to the Super 8 motel on Texas 46 after employees there reported a guest had failed to answer his The in his was from another Gab bard He had been at the motel for about three The victim was pronounced dead by 1 Justice of the Peace Diana Gab bard An autopsy has been Gabbard said no determination had been issued on a cause of death by close of business No other information was INSIDE 5B Key Code 76 See American Profile in Sundays SWAT teams raid NB arrest three FROM STAFF REPORTS SOLMS Narcotics detectives led by a pair of SWAT teams raided a Sojms home Thursday seizing cocaine and other drugs and arresting The Comal County Metropolitan Nar cotics Task a search warrant late Thursday to look for drugs at 5184 FarmtoMarket Road The home is directly across Rusqh Lane from Solms Members of the Coma County Sher iffs Office and Department of Public Safety special weapons and tactics teams led officers into the home about 9 Ward SWAT teams were used because of the number of people who frequent the res idence and because reported gang mem bers frequent the Comal County Sheriffs detective Tommy Ward Michael who lives at the residence with his was booked into Comal Coijnty Jail early Charges include possession with intent to deliver more than one ounce of possession of less than one gram of methamphetamines and pos session of an undisclosed amount of If convicted on the cocaine Sanchez could face a prison term of 5 to 99 years and a The other charges are lesser Justin was arrested and charged with possession of drug He also had an out standing Travis County warrant alleg ing possession of Joseph A was arrested on an outstanding Bexar County war rant alleging possession of
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