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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Comal Countys Most Wanted See P NEW BRAUNFELS 14 pages in sections 14 pages in sectu 30 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Texas 46 wrecks JESSIE Billy Lorillard gives Michael Dominguez far right sup port as emergency service personnel tend to Dominguezs girlfriend inside the Two auto accidents occurred Monday near the Smithson Valley school entrance on Texas Jury convicts SB man for rape BY ERIKA DURHAM Staff Writer Michael Villegas looked at his wife and cried after a Comal County jury convicted him Monday of aggravated sexual assault and After five days of jurors deliberated 45 minutes to find guilty in the attack on a Spring Branch The sixwoman jury also found that the Spring Branch man used a deadly That means he will have to serve at least half of his sen which could be five to 99 years in He will be sentenced by 207th Judicial District Judge Jack Robinson in about 30 The victim told jurors on Thursday that she was restrained and raped four times by an unknown To explain his DNA being found on the Villegas told the jury he was having an affair with the victim but he did not rape In closing arguments pros ecutor Ed Jendrzey retraced the evi dence against Villegas and chal lenged the defenses theories that the victim harmed herself or that she was trying to get pregnant to stay in the Jendrzey told the jury that if these theories were she would not have drawn attention to herself by reporting the and she would not have taken the morning after pill to terminate preg He reminded the jury that the defen dant was continually changing his sto ry to fit the he Come you know hes Jendrzey But defense attorney Mark Clark See Yule wait in line Holiday packages flood local post office JESSIE As they wait patiently in customers at the New Braunfels Post Office chat about holiday unseasonable weather and the inevitability of long holiday As these people stood in two cars collided in the parking lot giving people a chance to think about their need for BY JENNIFER MCMICHAEL Staff Writer On the busiest day of the year for the Postal cars sat in the middle of Seguin left blinkers winking to turn into the New Braunfels Post Office parking Monday was quite a day for Frank supervisor of customer service at the postal Its been a really hectic morning and afternoon so Christensen Weve had the lobby filled most of the The rush mellowed about when drivers could find parking For the most customers kept smiles on their faces and were eager to open doors for one another and assist in carrying After mailing three Gerry Chesney walked out with a smile on JESSIE Julie Meyer finishes wrapping the last gift box to send off to her husbands his They were upbeat and friendly as he said of the post office Wally Henderson stood at the end of the line waiting to mail a batch of Christmas Ive seen it busier whenever its not a she stepping forward to keep the line One reason the line was picking up she could be the fully staffed I dont think its bad at she it will be Anne Buck didnt know about the expected crowds when she decided to stop in for Christmas I would choose the busiest day of the she said with a But its not The line is going really About an hour the lull gave way to another wave of peo ple eager to send packages on their Priscilla Ferguson visited the post office not but on Her first visit at took about See INSIDE Key Code 76 Renegade deer mows down grandma BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Grandma got run over by a and it happened oh Castell Avenue in New the perpetra tor was a whitetail and no confirmed sightings of Santa were Carole Moore was leaving her Alternative Copier on Castell Avenue just off San Antonio about 10 Monday to deliver a mes sage to her who was just outside in the com pany The only reason she knows what happened next is because her husband and Brent one of their saw it I just went outside to talk to them in the I turned and it was It wasnt liko a slap or a Carole I did nt know what had hap What it was like was get ting hit in the back of the head by a deers hoof as the buck was hoofing it over The bucks right rear hoof struck her in the If you hadnt been so it would have cleared Dan told Carole See Congratulate the Rangers See a fullcolor tribute on the back page of this section Ethics panel meets decision yet BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Mary Serold will wait until Wednesday to find out if recommendation New Braunfels Etliics Commission will make to city council regarding the standard of conduct complaint lodged against her by Mayor Stoney While Serold and her former New Braunfels City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom sat City Attorney Charlie Zech and the ethics commission met for more than an The ethics commissions job is to consider alleged conduct violations of public a former New Braunfels city council mem ber and a candidate for Precinct 4 county commis is a volunteer member of the citys Motel Occupancy Tax The committee makes recommendations to council for spending the citys tourism tax money Serold and city council members Debbie Flume and Robert Kendrick attended the 14 meeting of the New Braunfels Lodging and Restaurant Association where the proposed expansion of the civic center was On Williams filed the alleging that Serold improperly tried to influence the meet City ordinance forbids public officials from influ encing decisionmaking in private meet Williams sought no similar sanction against city council members Flume or Serold has called the n belated Hal loween witch Williams said he had been told by Zech not to comment on the Serold Serold and Murphy attended Monday nights ethics they to make available to commission if They were not asked into the who worked with the group that drafted the ethics ordinance in prepared a brief on the law that Zech said was read by the Serold will be informed in a letter about any rec ommendation the commission might make to coun Dan and Carole Moore point out the scene of the hitandrun accident Monday between Carole and an eightpoint which has not been located for RON Zcilimg   

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