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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 26, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas OCTOBER ERALDZEITUNG SPORTS FAMILY AFFAIR Theres a family theme to the tennis teams at NBHS with three sets of siblings playing for the Page BA FORUM Columnists and letter writers have a lot to say about next weeks General Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 297 10 1 section CLICK DEARABBY SA COMICS 7A CROSSWORD 7A cloudy FORUM High Low OBITUARIES SA 86 70 SPORTS SA Details 2A I TV GRIDS 1A Killing for hi bargain collap DA to ask for lie detector test for suspect By Ron Maloney lapsed Monday in district StaffWriter Samantha Kaderli was The deal that would have kept the expected to plead guilty to criminal fcWife of a former police officer out of conspiracy to commit capital mur prison in a killingforhire case col If the allegation is a flrst degree felony punishable by between five and 99 years in state prison and a In exchange for her testimony against codefendant Jonathan Gene Childs Antho ny said he would seek 10 years visiting District Judge Schraub reset the case for another pretrial District Attorney Dib Waldrip had said initially he would consider the plea bargain based on Childs coop erating with the prosecution of Benavides and because she had no prior criminal Based on what I know the facts to I think the degree of her involve ment is significantly less than the others The chances are See Page 3A TALES FROM THE CEMETERY City lands EchoStar Satellite and 40 jobs By Scott Mahon StaffWriter The New Braunfels City Council approved Monday night an industrial district agreement with EchoStar Satellite that will allow the company to construct a million satellite facility on Conrads The parent company of Dish EchoStar Com munications is headquartered in and delivers direct broadcast satel lite TV products EchoStar Satellite is a divi sion of EchoStar Communi Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Pres ident Michael Meek said the New Braunfels facility would be one of four satellite facili ties in the United Attorney John who is representing EchoStar in the acquisition of acres on Conrads said the agreement approved was basically a nonannexation See Page 2A MANDY Terry and Linda Lane take a moment to observe the fencing around one of the older burial plots in New Braunfels Due to the meticulous nature of the Germans living in the fencing in the plots was a common Tours offer historical insights into 2 public graveyards Weekly Tour of Faith Our popular serin on in Comal County femes on Grater Life United PenteoMtoL complete wfehalocatorii and photo By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Look and listen and a cemetery can say a lot about the his tory and heritage of a Thats why each year Linda New Braunfels Parks and Recre ation Depart ments youth pro con ducts tours of Comal and New Braunfels ceme The way I look at theres a lot I The Texas Graveyards A Cultural by Terry Jordan is available at the New Braunfels Public MANDY Lane points out a pentacle on one of the older Pentacles were a common practice to keep demons away from the of culture and a lot of history in our she All the signs and symbols mean The reason the parks department does the tours is because of a little If you dont have relatives forever and known fact The citys two public ceme you just Sharon not owned by churches or No one has any idea you were families are the responsibility of the No except Linda parks Cemetery Lane is Sharon and Terry Dolezal took the unique in South showing influ f our We come each year to touch a part of Terry ences of German and American south ern Perhaps the most aweinspiring part of New Braunfels isnt marked at Its the open space in the middle where hundreds no one is sure how many because records werent kept were buried in a mass grave during the cholera epidemic that devastated the com munity in There are 753 marked From time to time burials are conducted in the Its last lots were sold in The early made of lime stone and other native have not survived all that Later cast in bronze or carved in sur vive standing in a back corner of the West End pointed out the use of The wroughtiron she is believed to hearken to a tradition began in England in the Middle Ages when a bishop ordered no more ani mals be permitted to graze on a ceme Families cordoned individual graves or family she was stone or con crete Thats a very German thing to she They are very into having things nice and neat and Parents plead guilty in case involving death of 15 months By Ron Maloney StaffWriter The parents of a 15month old found dead with two drugs in his system pleaded guilty Monday in ex change for promises of pro Angela pleaded guilty to an allegation of en dangering a child by failing to provide a safe a state jail felony reduced to a class A She received a oneyear sentence in Comal County Jail probated two Her Brandon Lee pleaded guilty to injury to a a second degree He was sen tenced to five years in state probated five If the couple successfully completes neither will do time behind District Attorney Dib Wal drip said the pleas were en tered before visiting District Judge presiding in the 22nd Judicial The distinction between her being charged with and pleading to ver sus what the husband and father pleaded which is injury to a was al though she allowed the child to live in an environment including illicit narcotics and he did that as Wal drip But he was respon in for introducing those substances into the Brandon Bobbins Gregory stands See Page 3A Tracking the news VICTIM IDENTIFIED UfTMINNEMfcAman who drowned Friday in the Guadalupe River had not been identified by LATEST Sheriffs Deputy Tun KoJbe said Monday the yictim was Hugo Isaac Grenaldo a Mexi can national living in the Houston The Travis County Medical Examiners Office has made a nary ruling in the case of accidental Countys first confirmed case of flu no cause for alarm By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Now that Comal County has its first confirmed case of health officials are waiting to hear whether the strain is covered in this years Samples from the New Braunfels resident are being analyzed at the Centers for Disease Control in At County and local doctors have not been able to determine how the child caught the Comal County Nurse Karon Pceiss saidkcoutiteuptoanwibteiQEe the results are Last the most virulent strain of influenza was not covered in the leading to a bad outbreak 26 cases in 356 in Novem ber and 915 in Preiss said one case at this time should not cause widespread People shouldnt she said Its a very isolated Alarm over the flu is exacerbated this year because of the vaccine shortage around the But so Comal County is in good Preiss received all vaccine doses she ordered before the short age was announced At die first senior citizens dink last she did not administer att shots allotted far the Health Department officials even have made appointments with people who previously had been placed on a waiting Preiss still is following national guidelines for administering the vac but alternatives are available for people who do not fall into high risk If a doctor diagnoses flu early new antiviral medication can help reduce the length of the illness by several Preiss A new flu vaccine also is providing hope to people who cannot get the standard FluMist is a weakened live vaccine nasal spray approved for healthy people be tween s and 49yearsoJd Page2A Comal County Health Depart ment will nold 2 more senior citizen clinics New Canyon Lake Recreation 9 to and to Coma County Public dime in 8 to 11
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