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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                High school football scores SOIIIHUrST r ti FMO ix SATURDAY November 2001 16 nates in 2 sections liimM III HERALDZ EITUNG 307 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents District suspends teacher Officials investigating alleged knife incident BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SMITHSON VALLEY Comal Independent School Dis trict is investigating allegations that a teacher brandished a knife toward a The Smithson Valley High School teacher was suspended with pay until the investigation is Comal Independent School Dis trict spokeswoman Kari Hutchi son said Friday she could not Its a personnel Hutchi son All I can say is a teacher has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an which is currently Comal County Sheriffs detec tive Tommy Ward said the incident allegedly occurred in a Smithson Valley classroom on Were conducting an investi gation into an allegation that was byschool officials in which a teacher allegedly displayed a knife in his The display was directed at a particular but at this time were investigat ing to determine the nature of the Ward The teacher was suspended Monday when school district offi cials were advised of the The school district reported this to us immediately and has cooperated with our office com Ward Neither Ward nor school offi cials would identify the except to say the instructor is a Ward said that the teacher had not been charged with a crime as of The detective declined to describe the nature of the inci although he did say the stu dent involved was not If the teacher could face possibly no action at all to a first degree He could pos sibly be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public Ward First degree felonies are pun ishable by between five and 99 years in prison and a Ward did not say whether detectives were considering fil ing felony Depending on the circum there might not be an offense at That will be deter mined by the Ward The Comal Independent School District has a zero tolerance policy forbidding includ ing on school Oompah with oomph Left Don and Dorothy Winter Texans from compete in the first Wurstfest Polka Contest after the opening ceremonies Friday night in The Plowmans have celebrated the opening weekend of Wurstfest for 18 straight Below Wurstfest President Ron DeStefano and wife Brenda and Grosse Opa Joe Kuehler and wife Ann right kick off Wurstfest with the biting of the sausage Friday night in CHRIS HeraldZeitung Traditional Biting of the sausage officially kicks off 41st Wurstfest BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer It was one small bite for and one giant party for New With the traditional biting of the the 41st annual Wurstfest celebration kicked off Friday in Landa New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams and Comal County Commissioner Jack Dawson chomped into heart shaped sausages to open the 10day celebration of sausage and the citys rich German her itage Williams said his experience in public office has prepared him to bite the Ive done this for two years so its easy for me Williams Now I dont have to go home for I can just walk around here with my complimentary hard Hundreds of festivalgoers joined Wurstfest dignitaries in biting complimentary teeny wienies dispersed throughout the Starting at the Comal Community the official musical ambassadors for the city of New put the oomph in the oom pah by providing an opening concert for early The group helped the City of celebrate its 750th birthday in Jim and Jody brothers dressed in the kind of uniforms worn by King Lud wigs Royal Bavarian Guards in led the procession of Wurstfest dignitaries into the This years though cel was attentive to the events that shook the nation on Patriotic inter spersed with traditional German greeted participants as they gathered in Wursthalle just before the opening The 10day culminating on Veterans was dedicated to the United States and to all who strive to keep it Wurstfest is an event that nei ther floods nor evil beings can stop the fun and the enjoyment we all Dawson Hosts for this years festival include Wurstfest President Ron See BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The early votes are in as local officials prepare for Election Day polling on Comal County Elections Coordi nator Linnell Hinojosa said of Comal Countys registered voters cast ballots in the Constitu tional Amendment election during the past 10 working while another seven mailed them ii In the election for confirm Barely cast ballots in early voting period ition of the Southeast Trinity Grqund water Conservation Hino josa said 485 A few more mail ballots could still trickle Hinojosa We can still expect a few mail ballots because we can accept them on Monday and Hinojosa On county voters will be able to vote in the Constitution al Amendment election at 20 polling places around the At half of the STGCD questions will also bo on the The vote to confirm the ground water district as a permanent enti ty will be in three parts approval of a permanent groundwater conservation district approval of n property tax of up to 2 cents per of assessed value to pny its administrative costs and an election of directors for n por manent groundwater conservation Voters who live in county precincts 19 and 21 will be able to vote on tho STGCD But it is important to note that See County passes new alcohol restriction BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal county commission ers prohibited bars or other places that sell alcohol from locating within 300 feet of a hospital or Comal County already reg ulates the hours alcohol can be 1 Jack Dawson This order is an adden dum to It regulates the locations where alco hol can be Daw son He said the need to issue the order was made apparent when he compared a list of county orders prepared by executive secretary Debbie Braman to DAWSON legislative updates and guide Debbie worked hard on Looking through we didnt have an order to cover and I think we needed Youll probably be see ing new orders in coming months to address a number of Dawson The new alcohol which take effect immediate apply to new businesses INSIDE Key Code 76 Man convicted of intoxicated manslaughter gets 12 years FROM STAFF REPORTS The 20yearold San Anto nio man convicted for killing Lewis Sanders in n colli sion this past year was sen tenced to 12 years in state prison Assistant District Attorney Ed Jendrzey said the jury that Thursday convicted Robert Littlefield of intoxi cated manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon took a littlo less than two hours Friday to sentence him to 12 years in prison and a fine on each Both charges are second degree The sentences will be con which means Little field faces 12 years in See MANSLAUGHTERS   

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