Saturday, November 6, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 6, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas NOVEMBER fV RALDZEITUNG SPORTS FOOTBALL New Braunfels beats Canyon 1713 in overtime in annual Wurst Page 5A FORUM COLUMN Woodall writes how Americans owe it to the country to turn their attention to critical Page 4A DEAR ABBY 31 cuswraw COMICS 21 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 307 14 2 sections CLICK Mostly sunny High Low 69 41 Details1B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS It M ii Man receives life sentence for robbery By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Braunfels drew a life sen trict Judge Sam Sparks Friday He had a hearing on several were suspects in the They were arrested in March tence Under a federal habit appeals all of which November 2002 and January 2003 at the end of investiga AUSTIN Arizona man A Mlke Rus sajd ual offender Martin will the judge Rust 2003 robberies of the Surety tions involving New Braunfels who robbed a string of Adam received a spend the rest of his life in a of and his Bank branch near HEB in including one hit twice in New life sentence from Federal Dis federal Noel of New See Page 2A Fired city worker loses appeal By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The first of 11 street department workers fired in August and September to have an appeal hearing has not been A spokesman for a Hispanic advocacy group said most of the former employees would begin filing complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission possibly followed by New Braunfels City Attorney Charles Zech said Friday Santiago Jimmy Lagunas would not be getting his job Zech said City Manager Chuck Pinto con sidered the recommendations of a grievance panel requested by Lagunas in appeal of his 20 firing by City Engineer Mike Short and decided not to give him his job The report of the which includ ed Fire Chief John City Planner Frank City Secretary Mike street department employee Ronald Evola and Parks Director Stacie has been request ed by the HeraldZeitung under the Texas See Page 2A dm al NewBm JwyMBW Annexation pending on agreements By Scott Mahon Staff Writer After postponing the annexation of more than acres to give landowners time to sign nonannexation the New Braunfels City Council is still waiting for landowners to submit the Although council is scheduled to approve the third and final reading of annex ation ordinances Planning Director Frank Rob bins said ii landown ers submit the signed council would wait until 22 to conclude the annexation Called restrictive the agree ments would postpone the annexation of land owned by landowners who signed an agreement for almost three or until the state legislature could find a permanent See Page 2A AT A GLANCE What New Braunfels City Council When 8 Where Municipal 424 Castell PLAYING THROUGH THE YEARS MANDY The Cloverleaf a polka and waltz has performed at Wurstfest for 43 longer than any other band or Cloverleaf longest performer at Wurstfest By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The Cloverleaf a polka and waltz has played at Wurstfest since longer than any other band or Gordon who joined the band in 1957 and is the oldest said the band was organ ized in Were a dance not a show he And lots of people come to Wurstfest to espe cially the polka and started playing trum pet in the fourth he A1951 graduate of New Braunfels High he retired from the construction business in No one from the original Clover leaf band is still in the he Band members include who plays Nolan Werster who plays saxophone and clar Glenn who plays Clay who plays saxophone and Fred who plays the Melissa Townsend on drums and George who plays bass Most of the members have been musicians all their started playing the accordion when he was Ive been playing polka music 60 Baetge I started playing at dance halls in New CLOVERLEAF PERFORMANCES I The band will perform today at Wurstfest from to and on Sunday from 3 to George Sonny joined the band in Our music is specific Texas Ger man Czech he But aside from we also play throughout the year in Bul verde and at wedding receptions and wedding But its all about the music and the cama raderie with the other band mem And its about having Herfurth joined the band in A1969 graduate of New Braunfels High 1 terfurth played trum pet in high Townsend graduated from Cle burne High School near Fort 1 started playing when I was in the seventh she I played the piano then switched to Townsend majored in music at Texas State University in San Mar cos and earned a masters degree in Zientek and Baetge were all in the Texas State University Wersterfer graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1 played saxophone in high he But being with the Cloverleaf band is all about fel lowship and entertaining Coalition to form foundation for SANE program By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A coalition of local law enforce helping professionals and McKenna Memorial Hospital Wednesday will fonn a foundation to allow victims of sexual assault to be examined for evidence collec tion where they are in New The Comal County C Crisis District Attorney Dib Waidrip and other agencies have been working for years to bring a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program More than a year McKenna Memorial Hos pital officials began meet ing with law enforcement and counseling agencies to discuss the This past a work ing committee was formed to create the framework to start a program The groups will meet at 10 am Wednesday outside the Commis sioners 199 Main Dib Waidrip to sign documents that will create a foundation for a Sexual Assault Response learn The change means that victims of sexual assault will no longer have to travel to San Antonio and wait in a metropolitan hospital emergency room for an examination that is intended to bring their attacker to From the standpoint of the digni ty of the the current system was not and from the standpoint of it cer tainly wasnt Waidrip We could prosecute but we just felt like it was high time we brought these procedures to bear locally so we could the victims with a higher degree of dignity and speed the process along for McKenna needed to be Waidrip because it is the com munitys hospital and local victims See Page 2A i n iniii guaranteed toni Hnn tm POIWJtft HfttHflBff Financial Swicw Qatitttw Suyuin Nuw Biaunlelb Uinvoraai City La Vwtiia San Maicos Nfcw Biauntels Office Seyuin Office 6U62317 3038300 i36 Utnda SI 314 North Camp St