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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS ANOTHER WIN Canyon Cougars clinch another this time over Dripping The Cougars record stands at Page 5A SPORTS GOP FOR ME Or is it GOP usedtobe Sledd Shearer laments the Republican Partys digression from Reagan Page Braunfels and Comal County since 14 2 sections CK a Partly cloudy High Low 85 65 1 Details 1B 3B DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 28 CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A CHURCHES 40 SPORTS 56A TV GRIDS 38 Teen dad accused of beating child By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A pair of Canyon High School ninthgraders were arrested Friday afternoon on firstdegree felony charges that they seriously injtired their 5monthold The injured infant is in serious condition in a pediatric intensive care unit at North Central Baptist Hospital in San Comal County Sheriffs Detective Tommy Ward said a 16yearold girl and her 17yearold Salvador Pineda were taken into custody in connection with life threatening injuries to their Ward did not release the girls name because she is considered a Citing medical confi dentiality he refused to divulge the precise nature of the Leon is being held i in Comal County Jail on a charge of injury to a child causing serious bodily which could put him M prison for up to 99 Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace William Schroeder set ban at LeonwasanestedJunelOonanaDe gation of theft between and Salvador Leon The a dassB is pendingin County The girl is being held in the Guadalupe County juvenile deten tion facility pending a hearing in dis trict court The couple lived together in Coastal Bend Mobile Home located in the 5000 block of Barmto Market Road Ward said an investigation he con ducted with Detective Doug Phillips began Tuesday when North Central Baptist officials contacted his office health care providers and school officials are required by law to do in suspected child abuse These parents took their son to the McKenna Memorial Hospital Emergency Room at about 11 Ward At he was diagnosed with an ailment and transferred to North Central Baptist Hospital at 6 The parents reported they believed the baby was Ward and hos pital officials admitted The boy was determined at that time to have non accidental blunt force trauma type injuries and had to undergo Ward The injury was believed to have been caused between 24 and 48 hours before the infant was taken to die Ward did not say what the motive for the injury Ward and Phillips questioned the mother of the infant in the presence of Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jennifer A judge must be present when detec tives question a Ward The gurl was released from cus Friday Ward Phillips and a New Braunfels police officer questioned Leon and released Ward said he obtained arrest war rants for both teens that The mother was arrested as she was visiting the baby at North Cen tral The father was arrested at his home at 4 Child Protective Services is con ducting an ongoing investigation as to the babys continued welfare and Ward FRONT and CENTER set to DAWaldrip will prosecute By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A45yearold New Braun fels man who goes on trial Tuesday on drug and wea pon charges faces up to two consecutive life terms in state terry NtTJIloawfll be tried in the court of 22nd Judicial District Judge Charles Ram Jury selection begins Monday with the trial ex pected to begin Tuesday Uttpais charged with sep arate charges of possession with intent to deliver methampbetamine and cocaine in a drugfree four charges of possession with intent to deliver between four ounces and five pounds of marijuana in a dnig free and two counts of possession of be tween four ounces and five pounds of lie is alsq charged with theft of a The drugfree zone alle gation is that the offenses occurred within feet of a Head Start program located in the 2900 block of Interstate 35 If jJJlqat feces sentence enhancements for the drugfree use of a deadly weapon ajp4 prior which means he could face at least two consecutive sentences of 15 to 99 years in District Attorney Pib p will prosecute the Stop means cops say Children Friday reported problems with motorists passing stopped which fe illegal and By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer An increase in occurrences of drivers passing stopped school buses has prompted school and lawenforcement officials toTremind laws and safety concerns about students loading or unloading school New Braunfels Independent School District bus drivers have reported more inci dences of drivers passing stopped buses than last The dairy average has risen from five violations to more than Drivers have to take respon sibility for their own actions around said school transportation New Braunfels Police Department officers do their best to patrol school zones and bus but a lack of manpower has limited said John But die police do an out standing job of picking up speeders in school he No ifs hard to catch violators passing a stopped he although police presence deters Deputies and constables also said their roles were mostly preventative near But where police presence is more on bus routes in rural areas drivers can violate the pass Yellow overhead flashing lights mean the bus is about to pick up or drop off Red overhead flashing lights mean the bus is pick ing up or dropping off chil Stop no closer than 50 feet of the Do not pass the Be aware of children crossing the Proceed only after the Emergency flashers on a bus mean you need to be aware of the bus and its It may be crossing railroad ing law bus officials Ifs unfortunate we dont have enough policemen to ride the bus and see said Larry NBISD interim transportation Bus drivers understand peace officers cant be every said Joe Comal Independent School District student transportation direc Drivers are trained to col lect information on drivers who pass a stopped They record vehicle license plate information and driver which is given to Some drivers get frustrated when repeated stops on a sin glelane road slow See Page 3A Group to renovate Panther Canyon trail UUoas defense wiU be conducted by attorney Trails repair the Panther Cawon Peter Olsenat624 far SteffWttlgr Volunteers hit tfee tQiiay tp revamp the Panther Canyon Nature Trail in LandaPart The onemile trail situated on the hill 1 between Qbio Avenue and Landa Park County Trails to refurbish the trail Comal County Irails applied for the trail 1998 That money wl be used fot materials and going to try to do sorne things to wake it more Stinchcomb has taken a bit of g beating over the several foot The trail will be rerouted around badly Page 3 A WPPm IP plWP for our
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