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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 24, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY April 24 2003 f m J jpppijggiljp 12 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 138 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 50 cents Man arrested on warrant for family violence ttk m BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON LAKE The man involved in the purport ed accidental shooting April 14 of a Trinity University police officer was arrested Wednesday on a felony fami ly violence charge Comal County Sheriffs detective Wayne Lehman said David S Jennings 36 was arrested by deputies Rick Sanchez and Eddy Luna JENNINGS on a war rant for assault family vio lence Because Jennings has a pre vious con viction for assault causing bodily injury from 1998 the charge ia enhanced to a third degree felony A thirddegree felony is punishable upon conviction by two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to Lehman said Jennings was booked into Comal County Jail His bail was set at Lehman and detective Ron nie Womack went to the res idence Jennings shares with Denise Estrada on April 14 after Estrada had been shot with her 9mm Browning automatic pistol Estrada 38 is a Trinity University police officer who had about three weeks on the job prior to the shooting She was placed on leave while she recovers Sheriffs detective Capt Dennis Koepp said investi gators were told the shoot ing occurred at about when Estrada was preparing to go to work As Jennings was retriev ing the pistol Estrada was in the closet getting the gun cleaning kit when the pistol Koepp said offi cers were told Lehman said the incident that led to Wednesdays arrest occurred on the same day as the shooting which Jennings and Estrada have both said was an accident During the course of the investigation the evidence turned up supported the fam ily violence on a separate inci dent on the same Lehman said Lehmnn did not say what the incident WHS We verified through tho course of the investigation that he had been convicted of fam ily violence involving the Hame victim in Lehman said Tuesday Jennings was asked to go to the sheriffs office for more questioning on the shooting incident He was arrosted at the con cluHion of the interview The investigation contin ues Precision performance Photos by K JESSIE Top Air Force Honor Guard Presidential Drill Team leader Sgt Jamal Wilson stands steady as his men pass rifles outfitted with bayonets back and forth around him during their presentation at Canyon High School Wednesday afternoon Above Canyon High School student Brandon Rose smiles as Airman 1st Class David Harrell hands off his drill rifle to the junior ROTC Airman Right Canyon High School Junior ROTC members Vincent Perez Jeffery Caldwell Brandon Rose and Derek Bushnell from left step up to ask questions to honor guard members The sixman USAF team tossed and twirled their rifles with a precision that brought a standing ovation from the crowd Wednesday Womens chamber founder Phillips resigns from board BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer Susan Phillips who found ed the New BraunfoJs Womens Chamber of Com merce resigned from its board of directors Tuesday Board memberH hinted that there was a conflict between the direction the board wanted go and its visions and Phillips person ality and vision for the board PhillipH said she resigned for several reasons First at a recent meeting she said the board of direc tors voted not to have tho Lords Prayer sung by a guest Phillips WHH tho groups chaplain founder and pant president publicity chairman and community relations chairman Lifes too short Im a very patriotic Christian Phillips said The group feels that Ixmjs Prayer would he unaccept able to the g r o u p T h a t H unaccept able to H o a r d PHILLIPS members co acted Wednesday denied they had given PhillipH an ultimatum to leave Im not mire what to Diane Dasher mud I think there was a conflict of inter est of the direction of where the organisation was head ing and persona Womens chamber First Vice Chair Cindy Camacho when asked if PhillipH WUH given an ultimatum to resign said no Camacho said the See Phone crews repair cut NB lines restore service BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Tuesdays telephone service outage in Now Braunfols WUH repaired by lute Wednesday a full day earlier than an ustimutu on SBC Corpora tions repair service lino SHC spokesman Stove I AM said crews had completed repairs late Wednesday after noon Two cables were damaged Tuesday in an excavation near the intersection of Cross Street arid Chestnut Avenue in Now said Our crews got the first one the smaller of the two repaired at he said Wednesday after noon They repaired tho larger of the two this after noon It should certainly be up by tho end of the SBC officials had placed an estimated time of completion for the work at 1 1 today on its repair line Whon wo a lime thats a twoday window u conservative estimate of when u job will be complet I said Wednesday morning SBC New Hriiunfels offi cials to brief lliein on the problem Lee said Lawnmower man on his way to record BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer Easter Sunday wasnt a good day for Brad Hauler Hauler whos riding u YardMan mower morn than miles to break his orig inal world record for the Longest distance traveled on u lawn niowor hud pulled into Bun Antonio that day While hu slept overnight in a motel his transport truck trailer and equipment were stolen Kverything was taken our lawnmowers our Hiring trimmers all of the stuff wo use to clean up the commu Hauler said Plus lools Tshirtb and personal items were taken The theft was discovered when he and motel watched surveillance cam eras after noticing the vehi cles and equipment were gone Four hours after they reported the theft police found the truck and trailer but no equipment The crime slowed Haulers journey across America lie was scheduled to be in New Brauniels Monday helping raise a local awareness for Keep America Beautifuls Great American Instead he chugged into town Wednesday morning Hut the unfortunate inci dent didnt dull his enthusi asm for his arduous cam paign It feels good to wake up every day ami feel like youre rnakuig a Hauler Maid That contribution started four years ago when he mowed his way across Amer ica from New York to Los Angeles to raise for Keep America Desiring to break his own distance record and his fund raising Hauler decided to do it again On March 19 he and his helpers kicked oft the sec ond YardMan Mow Across America from Ban Francisco His final destination is New York and a June 5 engage ment at the Statue of Liberty This time Hauler and his crew are going into commu nities where Ihey are part nering with local Keep Amer ica Beautiful volunteers to do some muchneeded clean up work See DAVID Brad Hauler and his YardMan mower stopped in New Braunfels Wednesday morning during the YardMan Mow Across America1 campaign He will travel more than mlJes to break his original world record for the longest dis 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