Wednesday, January 28, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 28, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY JANUARY ff uf V SPORTS HS ROUNDUP 8V boys basketball team loses NB girls basketball team wins Canyon boys basketball team wins Page 5A Despite not being offered a record contract years ago local favorite Bret Graham has made the most of his career Page 1C 12 pages 2 sections C K i IS WWW7 cloudy High Low 57 42 Details 2B COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM SPORTS 4A ta MA 4B Kerry wins NH primary Dean in 2nd By Ron Fournier AP Political Writer MANCHESTER Kerry overpowered Howard Dean to win New Hampshires primary TUesday scoring a sec ondstraight campaign victory to establish the fourterm sena tor as the Democratic Partys presidential frontrunner Its an enormous victory a huge Kerry told The Associated Press We were written off for months and plugged on and showed people the determination we have to defeat President Sen John Edwards of North Carolina and retired Army Gen Wesley Clark were in a distant race for third Sen Joe Ueber man of Connecticut was in fifth place his candidacy in peril After trooping through coffee shops country stores and liv ings rooms of Iowa and New Hampshire the candidates now move to the cold realities of a national campaign airport rallies and multimilliondollar ad buys in seven state holding contests next Tuesday See PRIMARY Page 3A FROisnrand CENTER DAVID Inmate Work Program Officer David Morales supervises two Comal County jail inmates sorting through plastic containers Tuesday afternoon at the Moe Schwab Recycling Center Making amends through hard work Local inmates can shorten sentences by serving county By Ron Maloney Staff Writer In the short time Ernest Huerta has worked for Comal County hes built a number of offices and done so much repair work he cant remember it all Huerta 38 who will soon build a concrete walkway at the sheriffs office isnt a those whove seen his work said he should be First hell have to get out of jail Huerta and Calib Arment are two of the Comal County Jails lowest security inmates considered out side They and up to 16 other inmates at any given time serve on Comal Countys inmate work crew which Sheriff Bob Holder started when he took office Prisoners who volunteer are screened for their past behavior criminal record jail behavior and medical history Inmate workers inside the jail work in the kitchen the laundry and as custodians Outside they are members of one of three work crews The first crew operates the coun tys rural recycling center The sec ond works around the jail and the sheriffs office The third works around other county buildings and when there is time for non profit agencies In exchange for their work the trustys can cut up to onethird off their sentence in good meaning that for every two days they work their sentence is cut by one day They also enjoy separate housing from the jails general population in a ceUblock of their own That might not seem like a big thing but being a member of an inmate work crew is a privilege few get to enjoy So the environment in the work crew cellblocks is less stressful than oth ers because inmates in the work program know theyll go back into population if there are any prob lems Its not what you would consid er a chain gang like you see in the said jail Capt John Bell We dont make them do it and they can quit any time they want to But theres a big waiting list of inmates who would like to work See INMATES Page 3A Week honors Catholic education Sts Peter and Paul Catholic School Logan left and Michael Page count money in Melissa By Dylan Jimdnex Staff Writer Community support for Cathpjic education still thrives after 150 years in New Braun fels officials said The first Catholic school in New Braunfels was estab lished at sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in 1849 As early as next week the schooi could expand into tjie Blueborwet Motors facility nmotor and there is talk of building the citys first And were proud of said Suzette Anderson Sts Peter and Paul Catholic School principal Catholic education is a backbone of this commu Her school celebrates that fact during Catholic Schools Week The celebration began Sun day with Masses at each of the local Catholic churches tipdlraffd f o Qithiolir Educa tion Parishioners all over town have responded positively said Tracey Nowicki school i CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK Wednesday Buddy Lunches and Funjocjkpay Thursday Student Appreciation Day Pep Rally and Kiss the Prince contest Friday Catholic Education Day Mass and witictergy fromtacaj NB council makes up shortfall for tech center By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council Mon day approved temporarily covering a shortfall in funding for the Cen tral Texas Technol ogy Center The center which will cost In other business million and is Monday night I Council accept ed a bid from Frontier Pavement Specialists of San Antonio to contract for the citys street cracksealing program Frontier bid 33 cents a linear foot and was lowbid located at the New Braunfels Munici pal Airport is scheduled to open in May and will offer basic classes in technology train ing Guadalupe County Comal County New Braunfels and Seguin were to fund the project but Guadalupe County commissioners opted not to pay their share Council agreed to cover the shortage until the New Braunfels Infrastructure Improvement Corporation 4B Board or Seguins 4A Board decide which enti ty will pay up Theres a possibility Seguins 4A board may be willing to said New Braunfels 4B board member Monroe Miller Ramon Lozano director of Seguins economic development corporation said formal discussions would have to take place between the two boards UPDATES Tracking the news CAR CHASE LAST WE KNEW Friday morning New Braunfels police chased a 19yearold man who eluded Seguin officers LATEST The suspect was identified in county records Monday as Ezequiel Sanchez He was charged with evad ing arrest or detention with a vehicle and aggravated assault of a peace officer with a deadly weapon NEXT Police anticipate filing addition al charges against Sanchez and his alleged accomplice when the accom plice is arrested COMING SATURDAY Braunfels kids for 150 years See CATMOUC Page 3A i parishes jmj Always 1 Offering Wireless