Tuesday, December 23, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 23, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas 2003 fill FOR ftDt 780 1000571 SOUTHWEST JllCROWffiLisHERS M27 E VftKDEll Dfi EL PASO TX 799D3 HOOPS Canyon boys teartftfeklls to the age SA COUPON HOLIDAY WEAR j Pfilly Prog offers customers 50 percent off holiday wear 25 percent off Page 2A 12 2 sections CLICK Braunfels and Comal County since i DEARABBY 3B COMICS FORUM High Low i 62 31 1 I s j Details IB I SPORTS 2B 4A 3A 5A not a By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal County Criminal District Attor ney Dib WaldripJVIonday said the deci sion to release a convicted sex offender for one week was an act of compassion for hisdying mother not a vacation for a man doing This past on a motion by defense attorney Glen Peter son supported by Waldrips 274th Judicial District Judge Gary Steel granted Christopher Mou ton a rare oneweek Dib Waldrip furlough from Comal County Jail to visit Ws family over He will be released from Comal Coun ty Jail todayrand will return This was a matter of compassion to Shes been diagnosed wlthterminal can didnt commit the Waldrip said the furlough was hot intended to be a break for Any act on behalf of the state and the court in my on behalf of the Its not necessarily my job to i prosecute or the courts to but to see that justice is Waldrip Justice affects more than just a victim more than jUst a It affects innocent and families on both was convicted of aggra vated sexual assault of a which is a firstdegree in 2001 and was sen tenced to The of a New Braunfels girl under 14 years of took place between May and In July who has moved to Harris was found to havevio lated his probation by not paying resti tution andfees and by having 39 images of adult pornography stored on his per sonal The Comal County Adult Probation Department recommended Mouton be placed in jail for six months for violating his and Steel In Peterson wrote Steel a letter seeking to have Moutons jail time reduced to be with his parents over the The request came in response to letters Moutons father and brother wrote son in November and our situation here con tinues to Moutoris father wrote He then described his wifes medical condition and the spread of her which is not responding to Mouton brother wrote Peterson a similar Christopher has been incarcerated See flilEASf Page 3A FRONT and CENTER g off the list REBECCA Above Faylynn McMahon finds lastminute gifts for her loved ones Monday at From Here and There off Seguin Below Alma Williams of Maxs Haus up gifts for shopper Linda Robertson Monday Lastminute shoppers rush to find gifts By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Faylynn McMahon madeheriist and checked twice Monday afternoon at From Here and a Seguin Avenue gift bow a Spring Branch Middle School took advantage of Christmas joining lastminute holiday shop pers who kept pash registers ring ing around New She looked for gifts for her and 17 but also for their Joyce Balmos and Adelaide wouldnt say what the were MQf course l waj but tttarjs the way ta McMahon It makes it Of with MeMahons it isnt easy to get into the stores any she i do it each year because we dont get out of school until almost she waj inoppini late She expected to visit nine stores and made no It used to be she On Christmas our family used to be in their bed yelling down the Are you done with the tape in there Its not very Norman Rockwell at From Here and There proprietor Julie Schubert said this has been a strong holiday for her which has been on Seguin Avenue just up the street and across from the post office for more than 10 Sales have been very good up from the past two Schu bert Her store offers Ty stuffed ani mal handwrought calendars and unique gifts too numerous to We carry unusual items and tilings you dorit find at or she Were a special ty Next at Maxs owner Norma Garvey reported similar We have been unbelievably Garvey I cant imagine having a more blessed Theyre buying I4nda Robertson was looking for a special she Im shopping for a very special person ma I always come here to find These are reaDy See Page 3A Churches offer special services 3y Scott Mahen itelf Writer Although die wrapping aag North Castell wUl offer chjldrens Mass at 5 a youdi Mass at 7 and a fjmjjy Mass Mass ajso will be con 11 li J trmt wvia a w 5iid sroblance of the Childrens a traditinnal hnlv rrmmi ininn services and candleli was inspired by Jesus words the JjjHte chidren come rne r is kingdom of hgayen cftiWfsri wUl invited tq come up to the altar and gather around the Christmas crib whjle I