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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 14, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas SV scouts opposition See NEW BRA FRIDAY December 2001 22 pages in 2 sections i UNG 27 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Eightliners sidelined Task force busts gambling parlors in city BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A task force assembled by 1 Constable Randy Galindo raided three gam bling parlors in New Braunfels Thursday after seizing an unstated amount of cash and taking 150 eightliner video gambling devices worth up to By Thursday two people had been booked into Comal Coun ty Jail on gamblingrelated Galindo said investigators anticipated making more arrests by Cynthia of and David Richi of San Antonio were arrested on the fol lowing charges Possession of gambling Possession of gambling paraphernalia Promotion of gambling and Keeping a gambling All are class A misde meanors punishable by up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to Both posted bail and were released at about 9 who is about to wrap up his first year in orchestrated the raids at the three gaming facilities in New They were Touch of 40 eightliners located in the 900 block of West San Antonio Street Treasure 35 40 eightliners located at Business 35 and Texas 46 See JESSIE Constable Randy Galindo right explains why Deputy Constable Chris King far left and Comal County Investigator David Young are helping to load 80 video gambling machines from Charity Spin Sweepstakes Thursday Top Although the eight liner machines are not using them for high cash payouts Victim retraces events of attack during trial BY ERIKA DURHAM Staff Writer The victim in the rape trial of Michael Villegas testified on Thursday that she was attacked and sexually assaulted by an unknown man in her home on is on trial before 207th Judicial District Judge Jack Robinson for aggravated assault and burglary intending to commit another Both are firstdegree felonies punishable by five to 99 years in state prison and a fine of up to The jury of seven men and six women 12 jurors and one alternate have been hearing the case since The victim broke down crying on the stand today as she retraced the events of the When the victim arrived home that night none of the lights inside or outside the house would she said through a She didnt expect anything to be strange about it and assumed another family member might have blown out the lights before leaving that Once she entered the she said she found one light in the kitchen that After cutting a slice of she carried it into the living room and went to turn on the See Caroling on the Plaza People sing under the downtown Christmas lights in New Braunfels Thursday during the 20th annual Caroling On The CHRIS HeraldZeitung Today last day to donate to Cheer Fund campaign BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer On most business New Braunfels Herald Zeitung billing clerk Rosie Willingham collects pay ments for newspaper adver Willingham wants money to purchase food baskets for 200 needy New Braunfels families as part of the HeraldZeitungs annual Cheer Supervising the project for the third consecutive Willingham said about is still needed by the end of Newspaper staff and com munity volunteers will assemble and deliver food See CHEER Support your local Rangers Look for this banner on page 4B of todays and take it to the state 4A football playoffs in Waco to sup port the Smithson Valley Despite SVHS students staying focused BY ERIKA DURHAM Staff Writer Staying focused on class work in the week before a state football championship game is not difficult for Smithson Valley High School We are born senior Gabrielle Villagran We are used to The Smithson Valley Rangers football team is going to the state football championship game Saturday for the first time in 25 The Rangers will meet Denton Ryan at 1 Saturday in Waco ISD Being used to state com petition is an understate ment for Smithson Valley High which has competed for four other state titles in the past six Whats Up WHAT Pep rally for Smithson Valley High School Rangers football team WHEN today WHERE Smithson Valley High School Stadium WHY Show support for football team headed to the Class 4A state champi onship football 1 Saturday at Waco ISD Alumni will be rec We went to playoffs in a lot of different sports and principal Brad Williams In addition to Smithson Valley competed for state titles in band and Going to state has See Officers seize array of narcotics in raid BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer It was a little like a drug Local law enforcement offi cers raided a Bridge Street home Thursday morning and seized four pounds of mari 30 grams of cocaine and 20 grams of ultrapure black tar Comal County Sheriffs detective Tommy Ward said members of the Comal County Metropolitan Nar cotics Task the New Braunfels Police Department and the sheriffs SWAT team and criminal investigations division raided the home at 2035 Bridge at Arrested and charged with two counts of firstdegree felony possession of more than four grams of a con trolled substance heroin and cocaine with intent to deliv state jail felony posses sion of marijuana and third degree felony unlawful pos session of a firearm by a felon were ArnaldoAleman also known as 46 Rodolpho Cipriano also known as 38 and Sandra Alemnn See INSIDE Send Cheer Fund donations to the HeraldZeitung at 707 Landa The Cheer Fund raises money to provide local needy families with gift baskets of food so that they can have a holiday Today is the last day to send in Key Code 76
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