Tuesday, August 19, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 19, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY August 2003 t 10 pages in 2 sections 238 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Grand jury to decide charges in deadly roBover BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County grand jury will decide whether two women will face charges in a June rollover crash that killed a 6yearold Angelica Quintero was one of several chil dren thrown from a Plymouth Voyager van driven by Veronica of San as it rolled over on southbound 135 near the Schertz rest Quintero was pronounced dead at sity Schertz police investigating the accident said Salas and adult passenger Vanessa wore seat belts during the which occurred in the early The seven ranging in age from infant to 13 years were unre strained in the Rivera is the mother of the dead Six other children were treated for injuries sus tained in the crash and have At the scene of the Schertz Chief of Police Steve Cantrell said officers would investigate the accident and decide if charges would be filed against the driver of the vehicle or her adult The realm of possible charges includes mis demeanor unrestrained minor passengers to child endangerment or District Attorney Dib Waldrip said Monday the case remains under What happens to the two he would depend on what the final investigation The case will go to the Comal County grand jury for Waldrip Theres not a whole lot the criminal justice system can do thats going to punish that woman more than shes already been pun Waldrip at the same depending upon the there could be some kind of penalty that justice demands be A grand jury could agree a crime has been but choose not to See Road crews snarl 135 traffic BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Southbound 135 traffic will remain slow today for road repairs south of Solms Greg Texas Department of Transporta tion Area Engineer for New said crews patch ing pieces of southbound I 35 slowed traffic Malatek said crews would complete the work today with alternating lane TxDOT tries to keep lane closures to night time or offpeak traffic were work ing during the but it should be done Malatek Two lanes were closed Mon day Monday after one lane was Theyre milling and Tuesday theyre going to do the Malatek In the crews will work on inside In the theyll work on outside Malatek In other local roadwork this the outside lane of northbound 135 from Rueck le Road to Street will be closed from 9 Thursday to 6 Fri day while workers reopen the 1044 exit The Rueckle Road entrance ramp will be closed during this Northbound traffic will need to use the entrance ramp south of Walnut A lot of folks use that That will be a good ramp to have open Friday Malatek North of the TxDOT is working this week on Farm toMarket Road which connects 135 to FM FM 483 will be closed to through traffic for the entire Malatek Roadwork outlook 135 projects now under way in New Braunfels are reaching their final Malatek The Guaoalupe River bridge projects and work on the inter state on both sides of the river from south of Texas 46 to oner half mile north of Walnut Avenue will be done by the end of The stretch from Rueckfe Road to mile north of Walnut Avenue completed in The final stage of 135 recon struction through the city from Texas 48 to FW 306 will be tet to contract in and work on that stretch should begin in Transportation organization Above Kindergartners at Comal Elementary wait for someone to pick them up near the entrance of the school Principal Janice Tubb remarked how well the first day of school Left Comal Elementary teacher Terry Foret tries to reassure fiveyearold Hariiegh McGowan before her trip home from the first day of Hariiegh said her mother was sup posed to pick her and she was not supposed to get on the Everything turned out all right when her mom and little brother arrived to get Photos by OAVID Staff makes sure students get home safely from school BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Six students ran up to the service window at the Comal Elementary administrative offices at Monday Which of you dont know how youre getting home Tammie Milford asked from behind the Milford has worked in the adminis trative office for 10 years and knows the routine of getting School Starts youngsters New prauntals home after Independent School the first day DWHot of 19 Two boys raised Come around Well call your Milford One of the students knew her bus number from last year and was sent back to Same as last Milford the three others knew their and staff members looked up bus numbers for For the first few days of every teacher and administrator at Comal Elementary will help the schools 660 students start for home on the right Everything runs smoother when theres a Comal Elementary Principal Janice Tubb The system there is both organized and It starts before school lets out at 3 Every few a student or two would run up to the window with an office pass and an uncertain look in his ot her They had forgotten their bus num ber or their parents hadnt told them how they were going to get School staff members dont let the students out the door unless they are sure where they are supposed to Tubb Teachers started bringing the first groups of kindergartners to the front foyer of the school just before The children wore paper cutouts of cars with their names and grades pinned to their They lined up by grade level to wait for their See INSIDE 1B Gala raises funds for county fair scholarship FROM STAFF REPORTS The Comal County Fair Association is offering a good meal for a good The associations 10th annual schol arship gala is Saturday and chairman Sue Bush said tickets are Its a great event for a great I dont know where you can find a bet ter deal for a couple than for din good fellowship and Bush I just dont think you can find that This years gala is in memory of Charlie former gala organiz er who died last November in a Mon tana hunting He was building the gala into a fun and we want to ded icate this to his memory and recognize him for his Bush The gala will take place at the fair grounds in the arts and crafts build Doors open at Dress will be Texas chic or after We want folks to come any way they feel Bush Jay Eric with Blieders Creek will provide Silent and live auctions will be con The menu will be bacon wrapped filet mignon with all the fix its a super4ine We call it Park Avenue with a Texas Bush Good meal for a good cause Scholarship gala tickets are available from the Comal County Fair Association at 609 2860 between 9 and noon through Tickets are per per Corporate tables for 10 are available for Proceeds benefit the Comal County Fair Association Scholarship K

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