Saturday, April 14, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY April 2001 16 pages in 2 sections 16 pages in 2 secd HERALDZEITUNG 132 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Court lifts execution stay in NB murder CHRIS Comal County Sheriffs Deputy Bill Klare might be but he just went from part time to a fulltime warrants Deputy not looking for rocking chair BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The guys at the Comal County Sheriffs Office like to pick on Deputy Bill When Bill Klare started he was handed the first 10 laws he enforced on a pair of stone Detective Tommy Ward His first patrol unit was a ptero Deputy Eddy Luna Klare has heard all the jokes about age and law He takes the jokes in and dishes back as good as he gets at the Comal County Sheriffs at 68 years hes Bob Holders oldest At least chronologically he My kids are older than most of you Klare tells his the implication being that theyre for the most part a little A month at a time in life when most employees are scaling back their workloads if not outright who has worked part time for a couple years at the sheriffs went full A change in the way Social Security benefits are paid enabled Klare to work full time without being they took a dollar for every three you Klare He works in the warrant division of the sheriffs serving civil war rants in the countys west end and doing other duties as directed by his Max Klare said he was lucky because he was doing something he loved and he was having a great time doing I decided I would do everything I wanted to and I Klare He and his have lived in New Braunfels for nearly two If I could clone Id be a wealthy Klare Shes an angel and my See NEW ORLEANS AP The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ended a stay of execution Thurs day for a San Antonio man who shot five illegal immigrants in the neck and killing in Comal The which affirmed a district court ruling dis missing a writ of habeas clears the way for Rodolfo Her nandez to receive a new execu tion date for the March 1985 shooting death of Victor Among the arguments Her nandez asked the court to con sider were that the jury in his case was not allowed to hear mit igating evidence that he was abused as a child and suffered chronic paranoid The appeals court said the con tention was without Hernandez was convicted for his part in the March 1985 shoot ing death of a Mexican in New Court records show Hernan dez rounded up five illegal immi grants in San Antonio after they slipped into Texas aboard a box car from He offered to find them trans portation to Denton where they hoped to get Hernandez and his Jesse agreed to drive them for They stopped in a secluded area of Comal County where the five Mexican men were ordered out of the car at When one of the men tried to run he was shot in Court records indicate Hernandez ordered the men to lie on the ground face took their valuables and shot each in the then drove off with his Cervan was the only one of the five to The four others testified against Hernandez at his Garibay got a fouryear prison term for Witness Before the Cross JESSIE As a Witness Before the Matt Kyle plays the centurion in Thursdays drama at First Protestant Church of New People filled the church to witness the dramatization about the Night of Good Friday and City looks again at annexation After oneyear officials eye expansion BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The New Braunfels Planning Department is gearing up to tack le the issue of annexation after a oneyear waiting The department is looking at the same areas it did a year ago minus the proper ties that requested not to be Farmland is among the proper ty the city has agreed not to Planning Director Harry Bennett New Braunfels considering Areas T Bar Valley Road Hunters Creek Northwoods Common Drive Kowald 1104 Alves Road Stonegate Southbank Klein Road and FM 1101 Schmucks Road is annexing square miles in 10 areas outside the citys limits in its extraterritorial juris The area includes 835 homes and an estimated city staff The targeted areas are T Bar Valley Road Hunters Creek Northwoods Common Drive Kowald 1101 Alves Road Stonegate Southbank Klein Road and FM 1044 and Schmucks The council approved a fiveyear annexation plan that included the areas to be On May the planning department is Groundwater well owner settle dispute BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer BULVERDE A Bulverde property owner and the countys groundwater conservation dis trict reached settlement Wednesday on driljed The Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation Dis trict met with representatives for Forrest Kaupert to put the fourmonth conflict to We came to terms with an agreement that meets everyones district president Stovy Bowlin The conflict began in January when district manager Ray Lax son noticed a large pond on Kau perts Laxson said he saw water gushing out a pipe to fill up the He then queried Kaupert about the Upon further Laxson discovered the drilled by TR allegedly did not obtain district well drilling Permits cost per Kaupert agreed to shut down the wells about March 6 until both parties resolved the The district tried to impose a fine on Pumps Todd for not obtaining the The Texas Licensing and Reg ulation told district officials they could not impose a fine because the districts enabling legislation did not grant the board that kind of Southeast Trinity board secre tary Ernest Lee voted forthe agreement but objected to one of its clauses pertaining to future It might affect future man agement of the Lee It does not pertain to future pro duction or modification of the Lee said the clause could be overly restrictive toward the dis trict and gave away its authority granted by the state in Chapter 36 of the Texas Water Kauperts Steve We dont want to look at additional claims from a future Were paying for See INSIDE Take a trip on a Maine in the Key Code 76 Highways will be hoppin this weekend BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Public safety officials expect heavy holiday traffic over Easter weekend but few roadrelated Department of Public Safety John Ritter said the Easter weekend was not considered a major opera tional holiday for DPS like New In this Easter is basically a threeday holiday weekend with Good Friday in New Fpunclers which honors the arrival of German settlers here in But many more vehicles will be on the and anytime there the roads are more Ritter Drive friendly and dont let the road rage get he The DPS will be looking for law violations not wearing speeding and driving under the influ ence of alcohol or Our normal crew will be out and he As when you have more there are usually more Id urge the public to drive The best things you can dtrare slow wear your seatbelt and dont drink and In Comal Sheriffs Patrol Brent Paullus said deputies would make their routine Well have our regular shifts on as well as our traffic Paullus The biggest safety thing is to slow Dont try and get in a Any time theres more traffic than people need to allow a little extra tune to get