New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 26, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 26, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY April 2001 16 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 sectK HERALDZEITUNG 142 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Medical witnesses 7yearold girl nearly starved to death BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A psychiatric resident and a physician specializing in child abuse cases testified Wednesday that a 7 yearold Williamson County girl was abused and at risk of dying when she was taken away from her The child is at the center of a Williamson County child injury tri al moved to New Braunfels because of pretrial Her Joseph andYevette have been charged with injuring and endangering her by nearly starving her to If convicted of injury to a the Reisers could face 5 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to Endangering a child is a state jail felony punishable by 180 days to two years in a state jail and a fine of up to Five men and seven women are sitting as jurors in the which enters its ninth day Child Protective Services officials took the girl from Liberty Hill Ele mentary School on She was treated for malnutrition and placed in a fos ter home with her then15month old The defense has suggested that underlying emotional problems stemming from Joseph Heisers first marriage and the childs relation ship with her biological mother con tributed to the girls condition in The prosecution and investiga tors have suggested that there was a wide disparity in the Heiser household in the treatment of the 7 year old daughter Joseph Heis ers daughter adopted by Yevette See Food Finds in NB Food TV network crews tour smokehouse plant BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Looking nervously into the television Shelley Gonzales explains the different types of pas tries made by Naegelins She details the stores policies on shipping home made cakes and cookies across the We limit the strudel to twoday she growing bolder as she gets used to the cam era lens tracking her That were sure it stays The same Food TV crew that taped footage at Naegelins Bakery on Tuesday visited the New Braunfels Smokehouse on Wednesday to film seg ments for Food Finding local companies that create prod ucts and market them throughout the country is all part of the job for Food TV and its camera We have researchers who comb the countryside for leads on whos making those oneofakind prod producer Bruce Halford The store has to be unusual it has to be and they have to ship anywhere in the Were only interested in local stores who have the ability to ship The show featuring seg ments on Naegelins and New Braunfels Smokehouse will air some time in the In the cam era crew moved about the focusing on the dis plays of cakes and Were in Texas focusing on the Hill Halford And how can you not go to the oldest bakery in Texas Naegelins Bakery has that owner Todd Granzin The store was started in 1868 by the baker to Prince The Granzin family has owned the bakery since 1980 and recently started Webbased adver Framed by elabo rately decorated wedding cakes and chocolate confec JESSIE director of photography Jeff Freeman shoots footage of workers in the New Braunfels Smokehouse Processing Plant packaging turkey legs for the crew also filmed at Naegelins Bakery for a segment called Food Businesses in the Texas Hill Country Region for Food Bottom photo by Amy Smokehouse has been list ed in a book called Food Finds for said Mike vice president and general manager of the They wanted to come to the Hill Country and looked in this he Once they talked to us and learned about what we do and our they 11 came to see And I told Usuallywe re here about them about Nae 4 The doughnuts are the first things to hit the Food TV discovered the New Braunfels Smokehouse first then Naegelins The Granzin beamed as he talked about the store and its Nearly every item in the store is baked fresh he We bake everything every he The same family has owned the Smokehouse for 50 Dietert and their specialty is smoking all kinds of See WILLIAMS WALDRIP WATSON DA investigating council action on GBRA permit BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip is investigating whether action taken at Monday nights city council meeting was illegal under the Texas Open Meet ings New Braunfels City Council voted 42 to rescind an action requesting a contested case hearing on a Guadalupe Blanco River Authority plan to take more water from Canyon Mayor Stoney Williams and Councilmen Lee Juan Luis Mar tinez and Larry Alexander voted in favor of rescinding the Councilwomen Juliet Watson and Debbie Flume voted against Councilman Robert Kendrick abstained from Waldrip sent a letter to the city of New Braunfels asking for all videotapes and meeting min utes from any council meeting in which the GBRA permit amendment was Waldrip said he began looking into this matter at Watsons Under state the district attorney is responsible for investigating possible vio lations of the Open Meetings Im in the process of begin ning the inquiry Waldrip 1 do not believe there is any criminal liability with the facts as I understand them Although there might be no criminal liability Waldiip said action not properly listed on the agenda could be invali dated according to certain sec tions of the Texas open meet ings Mondays agenda listed under discussion and Discuss and consider asking the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to grant a contested case hear Im in the process of beginning the inquiry I do not believe there is any criminal liability with the facts as I understand them Dlb Waldrip district attorney ing regarding the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority per mit Watson claims action taken to rescind the earlier vote was illegal because it was not list ed specifically on the The investigation is just part of an ongoing argument between council members over the GBRAs permit amendment GBRA wants to take an additional acrefeet of water from Canyon raising the amount GBRA is authorized to take to Of that new the GBRA plans to sell acrefeet out of its 10county including to Bexar One acre foot equals about gallons of In San Antonio will help pay for a pipeline to deliver water to Bulverde and parts of western Comal Coun Watson is vehemently opposed to the In she asked council to send a list of comments she drafted to a TNRCC public meeting at the New Braunfels Civic Watson said the rest of the council knew she also request ed a contested case hearing in her which was sec onded by Lee And there lies the crux of the division inside the See Well penult denied BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer countys groundwater conservation district took a stand Wednes day by denying a future golf courses application to com plete drilling of two Trinity Aquifer In a 41 the South east Trinity Groundwater Conservation District denied the Qm Oplf Coupes application for two wells to draw 400 acrefeet from the Trinity Aquifer The water would have helped establish the golf Board SecretaryTreasur er Ernest Lee made the motion to deny the Just because you can do a thing doesnt mean you should do a he He said the public needed time to receive wore INSIDE 3B Classifieds Comics 8A Crossword 3B Forum 6A 4A Movies 3B 3A Sports 2A Lions Club honors top teachers BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Lions Club students and other educators honored six area high school teachers as Teachers of the Year on New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club presented the awards as part of its Annual Senior SendOff when the club also honors area graduating Recipients of Teacher of the Year honors were Joe Canyon High School Melissa Smithson Valley High School Virginia New Braunfels Christian Academy Beverly New Braunfels High School Karen Bracken Christian School and Kalisha The Learning Lions Club President Dick Martin said the clubs intent was to show appreciation for the hard work of teachers and We welcome the high school seniors as they go about their Martin Were here to help them and help their teachers as The club takes nominations from each of the senior classes for Teacher of the Its the only ceremony in the high See ;