Saturday, April 28, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas K8T WAILABtE COPf NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY April 2001 18 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 144 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Historys home JESSIE President George Bush and wife Laura help dedicate the new Bob Bullock History Museum in Austin on The museum is named for former lieutenant governor Bob who died in Bullock and Bush developed a close friendship while Bush was despite the fact that the two men hailed from different political The which is home to 700 artifacts of Texas was Bullocks Bush visits state capital to dedicate Bullock History Museum BY KEUEY SHANNON Associated Press Writer AUSTIN returned to the states capital Friday to remember friend Bob Bullock and dedicate the museum named for Protesters shouting Hes not our president greeted the former Bush did not acknowledge the 100 who could be heard from about a block away and throughout his Were sure glad to be Bush Ive got to I miss my friends in Bush was helping to dedicate the Bob Bullock History named for the late lieutenant gover nor and Bushs political With time passing fewer visitors will know Bob Bullock as we knew we are the lucky Bush He sipoke experi ence and cbnvictidriand1 The museum opened to the public this past but this was its formal Bush developed a close friendship with Bullock after he became gover nor in a honed his bipartisan governing skills in Texas by working with Bullock and House Speaker Pete both Democrats who con trolled the The museum got its start in when Bullock was recovering from a hunting accident and pneumonia and began discussing the idea for a state history museum near the Texas As lieutenant he saw to it that the million in funding for the project was Bullock atteiided the ground bteaking for the building two years shortly before his death at age 69 in The museum is packed with 700 artifacts that tell the story of Texas from the people who lived here hun dreds of years ago through its mod ernday role in aviation and space Neil Armstrongs astronaut suit is on So are items from the Texas battle for independence from Mexico in 1836 and European explo ration that began in the late The role of the cattle and oil industries are featured in the muse um as are the stories of integration and the emergence of women as a force in politics and the Cops take plunge for river security training BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer and Eliz abeth age went fishing on the Guadalupe River Friday after noon with their and their Daniel and Luis They didnt catch The water was too fast and too stirred They also had a little too much company about 25 New Braunfels police surrounded About 25 officers took the plunge Friday and participated in lifesav and swift water river training on the Comal and Friday in prepa ration for the citys river security patrols this On another 25 will take the which is being con ducted by the New Braunfels Fire Lewdness and rowdy behavior on the Comal River this past summer prompted city council to mandate increased patrols on the rivers in the city limits similar to enforcement con ducted on the Guadalupe River by the WaterOriented Recreation Dis trict and the Comal County Sheriffs Equipment is arriving to help achieve the citys and New Braunfels police are preparing to pro vide the increased In briefing the officers Chief of Police Ray Douglas told the officers they were on the river to help to keep the peace and to do it in as lowkey a manner as proves practi Were not looking for and were not looking for Dou glas told the assembled men and Were looking for good and were going to get it one way or New Braunfels firefighter and res cue instructor John Sheppard took the officers through water safety a course in river hydrology how to read a river for dangers and obstacles boat handling and use of rescue We spent most of the morning doing basic boat righting the working on your comfort working with the Its like anything We train and prepare for the If it doesnt CISD trustees OK million bond sale Money to cover preconstruction of new school BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer The Comal Independent School District is a step clos er to building a new Canyon Lake high The districts Board of Trustees approved the sale of million in bonds to pay for preconstruction costs for the new high Board members also grant ed interim Superintendent Anthony Constanzo their permission to start negotia tions for purchasing land for the high The district wants to locate the school on the north side of Canyon Board members voted 51 to sell the Trustee John Bertelsen Board members Dora Gon Robert Nick Derald LaRue and board president John Clay voted in favor of the Board member Dan Krueger did not attend the Bertelsen has said he would not support the sale of any bonds until the board developed a plan for the new high The bonds are part of a million bond package approved by voters in See Alleged testifies in trial BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Joseph and Yevette Heis ers accuser wore a lavender dress to court with a knotted about her neck arid hanging across her She pledged to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth to God and the and as the young girl sat in the witness Yevette Heiser wept quietly at the dab bing at her eyes and her Up on the Yevette Heisers 9yearold adopted daughter set a turquoise ted dy bear named Blueberry beside the microphone and told the jury her So began the testimony of the girl who is the subject of a child injury and endanger ment trial that could send her parents to prison for the rest of their The precocious girl on the witness stand bore scant emaciated and disheveled waif admitted to a hospital nearly 16 months who in pictures shown in court looked at that time like a lit tle boy who nearly had been starved to Child Protective Services officials took the then 7year old girl from Liberty Hill Ele mentary School on She was treated for malnutrition and placed in a foster home with her then15monthold half Her parents have been charged with injuring and CHRIS New Braunfels Police Officers James Rackley and Joseph Tovar right a raft while Officers Mike Cochran and Larry Hildebrand look on Friday during their boat and kayak training in the Comal River near the Prince Solms Tube INSIDE 5A Abby PPIW Comics Crossword 5A Forym 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries Sports 13B Venture off the beaten in the HeraldZeltvmg City council candidates enter final week of campaign BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Candidates for New Braun fels City Council plan to keep campaigning until the polls close at 7 May Heading into the last week of the Councilman Larry Alexander and chal lenger Walter Sears are hit ting the visiting with participating in several candidate forums and their views with vot ers in District I dont plan to wind said who is the incumbent in the I plan to keep working just like I have since the first day of the Sears has no plans to slow down cam paigning as the race heads into its final Its been a long he think Ive at least left a flyer on almost every ones I plan to reach eyeryipe by Election Alexander is cautiously optimistic about his chances for a second He ran unopposed for his first so this is his first time to face an Ive been hearing good he But you nev er know if people will vote or what they will do once they go into the So early voting turnouts for the District 2 race have been Since polls opened on April fewer than 200 people have according See To vote Early voting In the New Braunfels City Council election When 9 to 2 today 9 to 5 week days through Where Comal County Courthouse Annex Election Day voting When 7 to 7 May 5 Where Memorial Elementary School