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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 14, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                DECEMBER KALDZEITUNG SPORTS SWIIT WIN Smithson Valley players and coaches savor begin preparing for state champion ship Page 6A COUPON LOOK OOOD Get a free hair cut at The Hair Station with a coupon from Hair byTonnie Page 8A and Comal County since 25 14 2 sections CLICK 8 Mostly sunny High Low 55 22 DetailsIB DEARABBY It CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 21 CROSSWORD n FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS M I 2 killed in vehicle crash on FM 2722 SUV strikes rear of car which had stopped to turn left into church drive By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A 51yearold New Braunfels resi dent and her grandson were killed in an accident Sunday morning on FM 2722 as they arrived at Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Diana Guerrero pronounced Eva and Michael dead at the scene of the which occurred in front of the Judah Christian Center located one mile from the Texas 46 intersec Department of Public Safety Acci dent Reconstructionist Joel Machost said both were passengers in a 2000 Saturn driven by Barbozas She was driving northbound toward the lake when she stopped to turn left into the private drive at the Judah Christian Machost Barbara of New also northbound in a Yukon sport utility approached from the Machost There is very limited sight dis tance where that entrance Machost The driver of the Yukon took evasive action to the striking the right rear of the Saturn with her left The Machost is more than twice as heavy as the and the car was heavily See Page 3A BREAKFAST with SANTA Mikey gives Santa a ig DAVID INGRAM HeraldZeitung Council wants tougher petition requirements Children share their wish lists with Jolly Old Elf By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Santa Claus came to town making several stops in Neyv Braunfels to have breakfast with children and hear their Christmas wish At Landa parents and children were grouped around enjoying sausage and waffle sticks before Santa Joe and Tammy Ward were sitting clos est to the door with and Last Rebecca was too scared to sit on Santas Tammy But this I think shes who was coloring a Christ masthemed said she planned to ask the Jolly Old Elf for a basketball and a LeapPad Learning While the families Parks and Recreation Department employees announced Santa He left the North Pole around am and had made it to San Marcos by After just a few more min utes of Old Saint Nick burst through the Merry Christ he seemingly winded from his long Santas greeting might not have been but it was A collective gasp and squeals of delight greeted the mighty The and had waited all week to present their I want lip gloss and stuffed Kayla I want baby dolls and baby doll Kendal Their said visiting with Santa was a family holiday tradi 2004 CHEER FUND Donations are still being accepted for the 2004 Cheer To donate Stop by the Herald Zeitung office at 707 Unda between 8 am and 5 Monday through Friday or mail a check made out to the New Braunfels HeraldZertung to Chear By Scott Mahon StaffWriter The current city charter re quires that a petition must be signed by at least 30 percent of the number of votes cast in the last citywide but the New Braunfels City Coun cil wants to change the re quirement to equal a percent age of the citys total registered Mayor Adam who sug gested the change at Mon days council said re quiring a percentage of regis tered voters would provide a more stable The change would be only one of almost 100 amend ments changes to the citys charter that voters would vote on next In a charter re view committee submitted its final recommendations to council for updating and re vising the citys The committees John said most of the changes recommended were See Page 2A Trustees ask Reaves for customer relations ideas DAVID Santas ho ho ho greeting was a little much for Rebecca Ward as he entered the Landa Park Recreation Center Saturday for the Breakfast with Santa gives Santa her wish At the top of Whyspers list was wanting to visit the North By Leigh Jones StaffWriter New Braunfels Independent School District trustees fi nally approved Su perintendent Ron Reaves fourth goal for the 200405 school year Although trustees approved three other goals during previous meet they struggled to find a concrete measuring stick for the fourth creating a cus tomer serviceorient ed environment throughout the The approved goal calls for Reaves to bring trustees a list of examples of improvements to make the district more cus tomer With the Reaves and board members Superintendent Ron Reaves will work together to discuss and develop a plan to implement the Right Im Rea ves At least this provides dialogue so we can discuss the plan and work to Reaves perform ance will be judged only on the implementation of the not its effective ness an important distinc tion when it comes time for his yearend The school board will not meet again until when Reaves will present several plans for achieving his One a long term financial will launch a series of budget work This is our first time to see him this she They were really excited ail While the girls discussed what else they matching watches were top of the Michelle said she would be happy with scrapbooking supplies in her When Santa had made the rounds and shaken as many hands as he he settled down with Parks and Recre ation Department employee Sherrie Reinhold to read The Night Before Brenda Westbrook and COMING WEDNESDAY Electoral College Republican members of the EkctordColkgegatbovd at the state See Page 2A thtirvotei for Bush and Teen couple gives up parental rights to injured son Landa New before Thanks to the following for their support Ronald Vaughn and VUma Linares Gary and Pamela Ban Bias and Lavada Caiey Mary and Ranee Atoitas art CQIVW Knft and SiipM By Ron MaJonty StaffWriter The teenaged couple from New Braunfels charged when their five monthold son was found to have lifethreatening internal injuries late in 2003 gave up their parental rights in court Monday Assistant District Attorney Von Bunn said Associate Judge Karin Bonkoro ruled Mandy Ann Gon and Salvador R would not have visitation or any contact with the who is recovering in a state foster In Gonzalez was convicted at trial of knowingly and intention ally causing serious bodily injury to the She received 10 years of probation and was ordered to treat ment at a juvenile where she is being taught parenting Leon was but the charges were later Both parents were Canyon High School ninm graders when the boy was Gonzalez is again but Leon is not believed to be the feyther of the child she is now Bunn said Mondays agreement would make tie state temporary managing conservator while allow ing Gonzalez to become a parent but only under strict supervi Everybody waived a jury trial and we presented an agreement to the Bunn Were going to allow her to become a but shell be under close That baby will not be in Gonzalez and Leon were arrested after sheriffs investiga tors learned their son had suffered major internal The baby spent more than a month in the hospital after nonac cidental blunt force trauma result ed in the severing of his colon and the surgical removal of more than 10 inches of The couple lived together in Coastal Bend Mobile Home located in the 5000 block of Farm toMarket Road The investigation began when North Central Baptist officials con tacted sheriffs health care providers and school officials are required by law to do in   

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