Saturday, August 23, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas BRAUNFELS K flor August 2003 14 pages in 2 sections VoL 243 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 50 cents Mayor pro tern acquitted of drunk driving RODRIGUEZ BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A sixmember Comal County jury Fri day acquitted Mayor Pro Tern Lee Kodriguez of drunken driving arrested after leaving River Road Ice Through attorney Sam Lock of San Rodriguez has maintained though he had been he was tired not Rodriguez refused to take a breath his attor ney because of concerns about its The nonHispanic jury of three men and heard six hours of tes timony and deliberated three hours before returning the which was announced by foreman Dale who thanked the jurors for carefully weighing the said he felt a ton of relief at the We presented our and weve stood to how we felt all along on integrity and the truth of the Rodriguez Sheriffs deputy Steve who stopped was just doing his Rodriguez even told Do what you think is right do what you have to Rodriguez Im not saying hes a bad He had a judgment call to and he When Morris he said he did nt know Rodriguez was mayor pro Rodriguez said hed thought of telling him then thought better of As he pulled me I thought of it See Food bank sends SOS Photos by DAVID Pat a volunteer from New Braunfels Presbyterian fills a grocery bag with some of the essentials at the SOS Food Bank on Merriweather Street this The food bank is in desperate need of donated food Demand outpacing agencys supply HOW to help The 80S Food is in dangerpf running Monetary donations are taxdeductible and can be made by check to SOS Food New Foocl dona tions can be made at 248 Merriweather St In New Braunfels P9fji 1 to 4 Monday through For informa call 627 BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer If the economy is no one could prove it to operators of the SOS Food Bank in New The food bank is a United Way agency sup ported by the citys churches and community This officials have warned that a food and cash shortfall threatens their ability to help the citys the food bank received pounds of food from postal carriers in HEB donates dayold cakes and pies every Just a week The Scooter Store donated pounds of food and to the food The community is supporting it as well as perhaps better than Why is it running out of food Linda who is looking for help raising money and finding food to feed more than 400 New Braunfels families each said need has The demand is We have more food See FOOD Rosalie Groves from left Betty SOS Food Bank President Tom Barrett and Caroline Weston fill grocery bags with food donated this Shelves and usually stocked with lay empty in the back of the food bank in New Inspection shows CISD schools up to fire standards BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Comal Independent School District schools are back in compliance with state fire state and coun ty fire marshals CISD was originally giv en 120 days to fix 132 viola tions reported at the district schools after a series of inspections in Comal County and State Fire Marshal offices con ducted the The state worked with CISD to extend the and reinspections 8 showed the district not only with the fire code but also had showed an effort to go above and Were well said Wayne director of inspections for the State Fire Marshals They expended their necessary resources in an expeditious and the schools are certainly safer for the We are closing our openfiles on CISD had Roy special projects meet with the state fire mar shal and work on the Many violations were burnedout light bulbs in emergency exit Other violations included improper use of exten sion door locks and storage obstructions in exits and hallways and faulty exit Many violations were han dled Linnartz and local fire officials worked to educate teachers on the 20 percent Linnartz said more tlian 20 percent of a wall can not be covered with com bustible such as See Fiberoptics would connect city facilities BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer After gaining email access for city staff just 18 months New Braunfels might take a big step for ward in technology at city New Braunfels City Council members will discuss hiring a utility engineer ing company to begin the planning stages of developing a fiberoptic net work for city The study would consider fiberoptic lines to serve the fire aquat ics golf police park recreation sheriffs county tax New Braunfels Inde PINTO pendent School District offices and New Braunfels The lines would allow the city to share information withcounty offices City Manager Chuck Pinto Once the lines are in thats just one part of the equa Then we as a city have to get into the technology to uti lize those Pin to Sharing informa tion through a net work would eliminate the need for many staff meet ings and meetings between city and county Networking would allow the city to speed up services and share technical Pinto Rodeo offers ridin family fun BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Kids of all ages can learn about the cowboy way this Therell be mutton ridin and wranglin and its all to benefit of the Comal County Sheriffs Posse and its schol arship Posse President Roy Williams said gates open at 10 today for the eighth annual which is con ducted at the sheriffs posse arena located on the east side Interstate frontage road just south of Ruekle WHAT Eighth aonMal Comui WHERE Sheriffs POS36 Arena off 135 between The first event will be team roping This is the biggest fund raiser we have for the Williams The event will include face a moonwalk and pony rides all In about 500 attended the Half of the rodeos events are geared directly to although kids can get into most any event they Williams New this year will be the posses Junior Drill We started the kids drill team about six weeks Theyve come a long These kids will show the community what were all JESSIE Mike Scheile controls the calf with the lead rope while heal er Mike Bachafer goes for the heels in team roping Friday night at the Sheriffs Posse Tomorrows events include a barbeque cookoff and a full night of INSIDE Church