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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 21, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY January 21 2003 v WA M w jjpfmmjjjm 12 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG Vol 153 No 59 Serving New Braunfels and Coma I County since 1852 50 cents Zwarun turns himself in faces 9count indictment BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Andrew and Judith Zwa run brought their 29year old son back to Comal County Monday to face justice in connection with his alleged relationship with a 14yearold girl Comal County Sheriffs Sgt Max Wommack said Alex Zwarun turned him self in a little before 9 Monday to face a nine count felony indictment Zwarun is accused of five charges of indecency with a child three counts of sexual assault and one count of attempted sexual assault in what sheriffs detectives say was a year long relationship with a Comal County girl that began at a hockey game when she was 13 Eight of the allegations are seconddegree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to for each count The attempted sexual assault charge is a third degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in state prison and a fine Zwarun originally jail ed on only two charges on Dec 5 2002 was indicted on Jan 9 by a Comal County grand jury In between his bail went from the million County Courtatlaw Judge Brenda Chapman set on Dec to cash bond at a Dec 17 2002 bail hearing before District Judge Charles Ramsay Ramsay lowered the bail at the request of the suspects parents who assured the judge their adult son would appear in court After Zwaruns indict ment District Judge Jack Robison raised his bail to million Comal County deputies contacted Zwaruns attor ney but more than a week after the indictment the suspect had not appeared As this past weekend approached Zwaruns apparent disappearance became the subject of widespread media reports Comal County and Tra vis County law enforce ment officers were look ing for Zwarun Wom mack reported Zwarun came to the Comal Coun ty Sheriffs Office of his own accord ZWARUN Jobsite death Alabama man killed in accident BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON LAKE 42yearold Alabama man died Monday morn ing in an accident on the Guadalupe River flood cleanup Nicky Outlaw a heavy equipment operator of Fyffe was believed to have died instantly in the acci dent which occurred at about on the Guadalupe River off the end of Pecan Street Outlaw was operating a bucket loader when the accident occurred and had reportedly stepped from the vehicle Comal County Sheriffs detective Sgt Tommy Ward did not release details of the accident We were dispatched to the scene of an industrial accident and the vic tim Ward said Weve notified the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and weve requested an autopsy be performed It appears to be an acci dental death and OSHA investigates those As theres nothing criminal theres nothing for us to Ward said Sheriffs Deputy James Maher was patrolling in the Purgatory Road area not far from the incident and arrived on scene shortly after the call was dispatched When he got to the riverfront another worker was performing cardiopulmonary resus citation Maher said The foreman had CPR in pro Maher said I joined in and we did twoman CPR It was along the lines of basic life support We continued the effort until Canyon Comal County Criminal Investigation Division Detective Wayne Lehman squatting gets a briefing on the accident that claimed the life of an Alabama man from Deputy James Maher Lake Maher said Canyon Lake Capt Dan ny Ray said paramedics initially sought a helicopter to take Outlaw to a trauma center When they arrived Maher and the worker were performing CPR The people there told me they started doing CPR within five min utes it took a little time to get to Ray said We followed CPR with the entire advanced cardiac lifesupport proto col As we were doing that it became apparent that the injuries were of a nature that wouldnt sustain life no matter what we Ray said Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jen nifer Saunders pronounced Outlaw dead at DAVID Comal County Sheriffs Deputy Maher and Detective Lehman look at the treads of a bucket loader that 42yearold Nicky Outlaw was operating prior to an accident that took his life Monday morning on the Guadalupe River INSIDE Key Code 76 Most powerful dream of all hope BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer Young students in Comal County Independent School District celebrated Martin Luther King birthday in school Monday by learning that their dreams were as powerful as one man who taught that only love could conquer hate Students from the New Braunfels Independent School District had a holiday Monday for staff develop ment day In Heidi Karrers first grade class at Goodwin Pri mary School students made clouds with their dreams written on them and affixed the clouds to yarn But first they told Karrer how they could help her their school and America Karrer wrote their ideas on the board on white clouds like dreams How can we help the coun try Karrer asked Dont one child said Others chimed in with ad monitions to be careful with fire Then Karrer asked one child what was Kings dream for his own children So all the kids not of the same colors can go to the same school and be able to drink out of the same water one boy said And what did King want for his country one girl chimed in another girl said What about loving people instead of hating people Karrer asked What was the saying Martin Luther King had about that Hate does not drive out hate Only love a boy said Karrer then talked about the Golden Rule reminding the students that it was im portant to be nice to people even when they werent being nice to you Treat others the way you want to be Karrer said Yeah Dont treat people like a boy said Then Karrer turned the dialogue to Kings example See MLK Inmates begin clearing away brush debris of Dry Comal Creek BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer About three dozen local officials Monday morning attended the beginning of the Dry Comal Creek cleanup Inmates from the Kyle Wackenhut Corrections Corp drugtreatment facility began work immediately hauling brush stumps and debris from the creek bed off Loop 337 onto the parking lot at the New Braunfels Little League field The brush was piled and then chipped on the spot by Comal Countys Rural Recy cling wood chipper The project which is intended to clear the creek from Four Mile Creek to the confluence of the Dry Comal Creek and the Comal River is expected to take until the end of April to complete Inmates will clear all but large trees from a 110foot wide swath of creek bottom with the intention of allowing floodwaters to run more di rectly and drain more quick ly rather than spread out across the landscape In announcing the project and kicking it off Monday County Judge Danny Scheel and New Braunfels Mayor Adam Cork called the effort a model for cooperation be tween city county and state government Both credited the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce as the cata lyst that saw the project through to its start in under one year This is an extreme benefit Times running out for property owners who want to participate Get answers to questions BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Anyone who wishes to par ticipate in any floodingrelat ed river cleanup but who has nt already given permission should contact city or county officials Comal County Engineer Tom Hornseth said Monday that he believed that most if not all of the affected land owners along the Guadalupe River had already signed onto the massive cleanup now under way Weve been beating the drum for a long time Hornseth said When we developed the specifications we turned maps of all the pro perties in to the Natural Re source Conservation Service to include in the bid speci fications for the Horn seth said The NRCS is a For questions about the Dry Comal Creek cleanup the Guadalupe River clean up within the city limits or to participate in either program call City Engineer Mike For questions about the Guadalupe River cleanup outside New Braunfels call County Engineer Tom Hornseth at 6082090 For permission forms to allow Natural Resource Conservation Service crews on property for cleanup log on to the county engineers Web site at Click on License and Consent SEAN Goodwin Primary School first graders Lexus Crayton 8 and Rover Morales 7 draw their dream
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