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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 19, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                SATURDAY JUNE 19 2004 A T SPORTS PLAYOFFS Lockhart beats Blue in the Juniors Little League playoffs big inning downs the New Braunfels team 64 Pago SA QUEST COLUMN Former NBISD trustee Bill 1 Biggadike says board should work together extend super i intendents contract Pago ZEITUNG Serying New Braunfels and Comai County since 1852 16 pages 2 sections CLICK WWW1 Partly cloudy High Low 93 73 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS BB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A osrruARiEs 3A SPORTS 56A TV GRIDS SB Grocery retailer announced plans to locate a second store in New will chip in to help terstate and site work projects delay work on the store for a couple of year Ill II City to get HEB on north side By Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels officials announced Thursday HEB plans to build a second gro cery store in the city at the northwest comer of Interstate 35 and FM 306 Matt Harrison New Braun fels Infrastructure Improve ment Corporation 4B board president said HEB officials asked the 4B board Thursday for financial help to improve drainage problems adjacent to the site for the new store HEB wasnt going to ask for any financial assistance until they found out that drainage culverts needed to be installed near 135 near the site of the proposed he said So when TxDOT did a change order on the 135 proj ect to include culverts the cost was significantly higher than originally estimated So HEB asked us for financial assistance for the cost of the drainage Harrison said the board rec ommended in finan cial aid to HEB There will be a public hearing on the matter before council votes to spend the money We set a public hearing for July 1 on the financial assis tance he said But the 4B board said it would only offer the financial assis tance if HEB promised to build a new Harrison said the site for the store would not be ready for development for two years TxDOT has to finish widening that stretch of 135 and install the culverts to See HEB Page 3A Im really excited Its really cleaned up and its going to be MARCIA STEWART new owner of Tamiga Acres mobile home park which had been considered a public health threat Photos by DAVID Moses left and Jose Anaya push a load of dirt around as their brother Pablo eats a paleta atop a pile of dirt destined to cover up the recently installed septic system near their Tamiga Acres home The mobile home parks owners were forced to clean up the property or close it down after it was deemed a health hazard By Ron Maloney Staff Writer BULVERDE The earth is moving at Tamiga Acres mobile home of it Maria Anaya who is raising seven children at the park west of Smithson Valley High School expressed optimism at the progress and said she believed her family would be able to stay It looks like theyre doing the she said The Maurer family who currently owns muct firtiotft me 19acre park ran IViaiU Cl d lUUa I milM 1 afoui Of District Attorney Dib Waldrips environ mental enforcement division in March for septic violations that left raw sewage flowing from many of the 50 mobile homes that were there Now there are about 25 mobile homes and the Maurers are installing septic tanks and running mousands feet sewer pipe in trenches to the tanks The work was mandated in March when Waldrip citing children playing on ground he charged was contaminated by broken sewer pipes ordered the A DIRTY JOB cleanup work at Tamiga Acres before Despite potential challenge city sets tax freeze election Charlie Zech By Scott Matten Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council members unani mously approved Friday to hold a vote Nov 2 on freezing property taxes for seniors although the election could be challenged and deter mined void Proposition 13 which was passed by 80 percent of voters last September provides that residents can force a vote on die issue with a petition But an official with the Secretary of States office said Thursday the city did not have the authority to set the election Senior citizens have asked both the county and the city to adopt the measure that allows cities and counties to freeze property taxes for homeowners 65 and older and disabled homeowners City Attorney Charlie Zech said the citys home rule char ter does allow council to call the election The charter gives the coun cil Zech said The election could be deter mined voidable but there would have to he a challenge A dump truck unloads dirt to cover up a newly installed septic system next to a mobile home in Tamiga Acres Friday morning park cleaned up or closed He extended the deadline twice while Tessye Maurer and her children Michael Paul and Roseann worked to find a buyer for the park Chuck and Marcia Stewart of Spring Branch expect to buy the property later this summer The Stewarts put up which was escrowed in District Court The Maurers put up another and See TAMIQA Page 3A by somebody first and a court would have to decide whether the election is void But if no one challenged the election and voters approved the prop erty tax freeze then go into Local activist Wayne Rudolph asked Zech Friday during a special council meeting to cite lUCTIOtl Page 3A Judge tells teen mom to stop having sex By Brand Grissom Staff Writer A jury Friday sentenced 17yearold Mandy Ann Gonzalez to 10 years of pro bation at the Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center After reading the punishment verdict 274th District Judge Gary Steel informed Gonzalez of additional conditions to her probation What this jury didnt know is that you are currently Steel said One of the conditions I am setting is that you will abstain from all sexual activity You will also be required to take contracep tives as until such time that I know you are capable of handling the consequences of your actions in these Gonzalez was convicted of intention ally inflicting lifethreatening injuries on her 5monthold son Last October the baby spent more than a month in the hospital after nonaccidental blunt force trauma resulted in the severing of his colon and the surgical removal of more than 10 inches of intestines The range of punishments the jury considered included inhome probation supervised probation and up to 40 years in confinement first with Texas Youth Commission and then with Texas Department of Criminal Justice Before hearing testimony from a psy chiatrist who evaluated Gonzalez short ly after she was arrested and from a Comal County juvenile probation offi cer Steel told the jury the status of the injured baby There is an ongoing Child Protective Services case rotating through the prop er judicial Steel said He is in the care of the state at a foster Resolution of the GPS case will deter mine whether the child will be returned to his biological parents put in the care of a relative or remain in the states care until he is adopted Steel said Assistant District Attorney Mel Kbehler during closing arguments told jurors probation was inappropriate for the crime We should send a message that these acts will not be Koehler said See TBINAQf H Page 3A COMING SUNDAY   

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