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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas OCTOBER JRALDZEITUNG SPORTS VOLLEYBALL New Braunfels ends first half of 274A volleyball with third straight Page 8A FORUM COLUMN Cal Thomas writes about why we shouldnt lose the values our soldiers fight to Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Cornal County since 281 16 2 sections CLICK 8 50 chance of storms High Low 80 68 Details 2A DEAR ABBY COMICS 21 CROSSWORD FORUM 6A OBITUARIES M SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS M Student suspended 45 days for graffiti By Leigh Jonas Staff Writer CANYON LAKE The Smithson Valley High School freshman who confessed Monday to spray painting racist slogans on four Judson Independent School District buses during Friday nights football game has been sus pended for 45 The 14yearold boy will serve his suspension at the Comal Discipline Center while he and his parents wait for Comal County sheriffs deputies to file Mark sheriffs office said the suspect requested a lawyer when deputies went to inter LOCAL RESPONSE Residents voice their opinions about inci Page 7A view him We are currently looking for witnesses to verify the sto he Its just like any other but its going to take us a bit of The outcome will be the The graffiti incident current ly qualifies as a Class B misde carrying a fine up to and 180 days in jail for an The punishment for a minor would be determined by a juvenile See Page 7A Attorney Martinez followed practices By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The superintendent fired during an investigation into the city street depart ment might have been singled out for ongoing his attorney Roland Martinez was one of a dozen street department employees about 80 percent of the work were recently fired following an investigation by City Engineer Mike Short into alleged City Manager Chuck Pinto Martinez and several other fired employ ees had so far requested grievance hear but none had been scheduled The HeraldZeitung has requested the reports of any grievance boards convened for fired street department employees under the Texas Open Records We have one from at least four or five others who were also Pinto Under the citys personnel fired employees can appeal their dismissal to a See Page 7A City goals defined in workshop By Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels city staff and council members met in a twoday workshop to define and prioritize goals for the city for next City Manager Chuck Pinto called Mondays twohour meeting at the New Braunfels Library a brainstorming We tried to flush out issues we want ed to and put ideas on the table for setting longterm and shortterm he council members and staff met at Landa Park Golf One goal we discussed Monday was to try to become more responsive to See Page 3A Kris and Shannon Malish stand in front of the Schmitz was visited by several luminaries in its MANDY The located on Main Photos courtesy of the Sophienburg Museum the Schmitz hotel in its early signatures of guests including Jefferson Davis and Sam Couple seeks help to renovate Schmitz By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Jefferson Davis stayed j So did Abraham j DIDYOU Robert Lee and Theodore So did writer Sam It sounds like some his toric back east inn like all the ones in the original 13 colonies where George Washington supposedly its the Schmitz Hotel among the first in New Braunfels located on Main Shannon and Kris Malish live in one of the five apartments located on the historic hotels top two floors and have seen at the Sophienburg Archives old hotel guest books listing the luminaries above among dozens Housed in commercial spaces on the first floor just inside the buildings wide wooden porch are the gift and clothing Both are inviting shops located behind the building which was restored by the Conservation Society in But the which is on the state and national historic is in disre pair and needs renovations that will cost sever al hundred thousand The Malish fami ly is looking for They recently sought but did not receive a block grant for the work and will soon be look ing for a fiveyear property tax freeze with the promise that any taxes abated will be invested in the historic building which was also the first to be built on Main Kris a New Braunfels police is also seeking a limited contractors license to enable him to perform some of the work See Page 3A SCHMrTZ HOTEL The Schmitz original ly called the Guadalupe was built in It was sold to Jacob Schmitz in A third floor was added in It was an early stage With grants and communi ty the Conser vation Society restored the original facade in The building was vacant from 1979 to 1986 and was stripped of much of its original wood work and The Sophienburg Museum and Archive contributed to this Edwards clash over Iraq in only vice presidential debate ByTomRMim Associated Press Writer CLEVELAND President Dick Cheney accused the Democ ratic presidential ticket Tuesday ntaitt of turning against the Iraq war for political gain Weiuedafcesh start countered John Edwards in campaign accusing the conflict In a dash at dose the Democratic vice presidential candi date accused Cheney of not being straight with the public about a war that has claimed more than He saki casual ties are rising mcnmiy and toe Unit George Dick Cheney ed States is bearing 90 percent of the cost of me conflict as well as suffering 90 percent of the dead and wounded Cheney chal lenged saving the Iraqi security forces had taken nearly half of the For you to demean their sacrifice is beyond John John Edwards the he said to seated practically at his The vice president also criticized Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry for taking the wrong side on defense issues over the past three Im saying specifically that 1 dont beUeve he has the qualities we need See Page 3A I BLUEBONNET IMH VfcHIU IIOO I
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