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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 21, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas OCTOBER PLAYOFFS Cardinals extrainning home run foils Astros Red Sox advance to World Page 8A MEETING 4B BOARD A 4B board meeting post meeting was not offi cially posted at city Page 2A Nw iri9 CLICK i j Partly j cloudy i High Low 93 74 Details 5A COMICS 9A CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS IDA AT A GLANCE What LULAC press confer ence When 4 Friday Where Steps at City Hall Why LULAC to denounce recent city fir ings Workers in recent firings named By Ron Malonay Staff Writer A Hispanic advocacy group will hold a press conference on the steps of city hall Friday denouncing the recent fir ings of city street depart ment George a director with District XV of the League of United Latin American Citizens in San Antonio said his agency would conduct a city hall press conference at 4 Were going to protest the perceived improper and malicious firing of eight Hispanic employees who have come to LULAC for Alejos We want to make the public aware and the media aware of the unfair treatment theyve received from the news because they were perceived to be doing criminal acts which in fact turned out not to be Documents released by See Page 3A COURTHOUSE CROWDING Study to find ways to avoid overcrowding in courtrooms By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Wednesday was another monster docket day in Comal Countys courts And when Judge Brenda Chapman worked in her secondfloor it was in front of a standingroom only crowd with about a dozen extra guests thrown Those extra guests were sheriffs deputies and fire marshals inspectors who were on hand to study and address any security and occupancy City and county officials said Wednes days docket day went Chapman and County Clerk Joy Streater introduced the monster dock et concept a few months ago to com bine two misdemeanor docket days into The idea was intended to provide prosecutors with more out of court time to negotiate plea agreements and clerks with additional days for office tasks albeit at a cost of a diffi cult day every other Chapman said the monster docket would have to be tweaked to make it and the staff has been doing adjusting A few weeks Assistant City Fire Marshal Bubba Conran was called to the courthouse to investigate concerns about He recommended changes that Photos by DAVID included dispersing people waiting for Comal County Fire Marshal Lyn sheriffs deputy Harvey Hueter and Comal court to waiting areas in the courthouse County Sheriff Bob Holder converse on the stairs of a crowded Comal County Courthouse annex and mechanical such as Wednesday fixing courtroom doors to open out ward in case of Two weeks Streater an extraheavy docket day cases combined with a clerical glitch to back the process We shut down a couple of offices and manned Streater We got done about Streater sent out an email to other county and city officials asking for a meeting to discuss making the process run more You dont go into a football game without a she What emerged was a plan tried Wednesday to set up a separate office for assistant district attorneys to con duct all business but that which must involve the freeing up area and reducing noise in front of the court room Preliminary paperwork was handed out in the hallway outside the court New Braunfels Fire Marshal Darren o ComaJ County Courthouse court security officers Chris and Daniel Weaver See Page 3A watch one of the entrances to a crowded Parker square off in debate By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Democrat incumbent Cristina Zamo ra and Republican challenger Greg Parker squared off Tuesday seek ing to make their case for who should be the next Precinct 3 county commis Zamora highlighted her record and ability to attain goals for her con stituents by building consensus with a Republican court majority and work ing with social and helping agencies to address issues in her Parker charged she isnt as in touch with her constituents and her precinct as she should be and said he has the vision and the drive to do a better The pair were among candidates who appeared at an election forum spon sored by the Comal County Area League of Women See Page 3A COMINGSUNDAY CTTC to offer EMS training By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The Central Texas Technology Center will expand its workforce training opportunities witli the addition of an Emergency Medical Services Acade Beginning in student will be able to take classes toward einei gency medical technician and para medic Program Director Wynn iordy said after receiving their stu dents would be qualified tor jobs in fire clinics or doctors offices and ambulance local students had to drive to San Antonio or he Now they can do their training and their clinical studies right See Page 3A
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