Friday, April 8, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas APRIL SPORTS ALL DISTRICT Smithson Valley forward Mallory Craig was named to the District 265A All District first Page 5A FORUM COLUMN Guest columnist Jacque Brown says a cigarette tax to benefit education is good for Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 121 16 2 sections CLICK I 5OO j 8 1 Sunny High Low 81 58 Details1B DEAR ABBY M CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 21 CROSSWORD tt FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS M Jury likely to decide child abuse case today By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Jurors today will decide the fate of the New Braunfels man who faces up to life in prison for allegedly beat ing and mutilating an 8yearold Both the defense and prosecution in the trial of Raymond Joseph Fier ro rested their cases Thursday and jurors heard final arguments late in the District Judge Jack Robison sent the jury home at and told them to return to court at 9 today to begin stands charged with three counts of injuring the boy two by beating him with a belt and the third by causing a serious genital injury that required surgery to On the serious bodily injury Fierro faces between five to 99 years in state prison if On die two lesser he faces between two and 10 years in Fierro did not testify in the which is taking place before eight women and six men who make up See Page 8A THE BEST OF TEXAS Evans accepts Texan of the Year award for Bush By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Former Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans was a poor substi and he knew I made it almost all the way around the room tonight before I met an honest man who said he was sorry I was Evans told the people gathered to kick off the 39th Annual Texas Legislative Con I understood exactly what he The standing room only crowd who had purchased tickets plan ning to see first lady Laura Bush laughed at Evans selfdeprecat ing humor and took their disap pointment in Bushs plan visit to New Braun fels was canceled Monday after she and the president made plans to attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II in Rome In addition to accepting Bushs Texan of the Year Evans brought a letter from the first lady to the I so regret that I cannot be with Bush I am honored to be in the lineup of Bush family members who have been selected for this I also want to make sure you know I am the only one actually born in Photos by DAVID Former Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans speaks with Connie Ware prior to receiving the Texan of the Year Award on behalf of first lady Laura Bush Thursday at the New Braunfels Civic Bush is shown on video to the crowd at the civic Both of Bushs George and as well as her have received the award in the Bush concluded her letter by asking her audience to give thanks for being from the Lone Star Thank your lucky stars every day you are from she I By the time Evans left the civic he had his arms After conference advisory See Page 7A School pride on the line when Cougarettes meet By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The New Braunfels and Canyon high school cam puses might not be plas tered with spirit signs for Saturdays crosstown rival ry girls soccer but the undercurrent of school pride is The 4A Regional title and a trip to the state tourna ment are at stake when the Unicorns and Cougarettes take the field at CHS Sat During the last CHS lunch period members of the student council put the finishing touches on Tshirts for their teams James held up a picture of a majestic looking with his horn sawed The black and white illustration will appear on the front of the shirts the group is planning to Were going to kill Beyer grin Weve traveled with the team to a lot of Were ready for the Uni Mary said the See Page 3A AT A GLANCE I What New Braunfels versus Canyon in Region IV girls soccer championship game I When 4 Saturday I Where Canyon High School FINANCE REPORTS B8 Mayoral candidate Bruce Boyer collected and spent Boyer spends more than Cork By Scott Mahon StaffWriter Mayoral candi date Bruce Boyer received and spent substantially more money than incumbent Adam Cork during the early portions of the Campaign finan cial reports turned in Thursday sho wed Boyer had in contri including he loaned his had in total Boyer also reported in expen ditures during the reporting time period that ran from 25 until March The majority of the expenditures were spent for printing campaign literature and making Cork spent just most of which was spent on a fundraising dinner and on supplies for campaign Boyer released his total campaign contri butions April 1 but didnt file his official report until late afternoon By state all candidates for office must file financial reports if they plan to spend more than to run for the State law also requires that all donations of more than be included in the Cork reported came from contri butions of or Boyer reported in contributions of or Both mayoral candidates had several See Page 7 A 8S Mayor Adam Cork collected and spent For a closer at council see Satur Getting bigger Gattuso Distributing expands just in time for the summer tourist Humble church making big plans COMMUNITY OF CHRIST CHURCH I Pastor Jed Rogers I Denomination Community of I Attendance 40 I Meeting time 11 am I Location 1138 Dunlap Drive I Phone 830 626J5811 I Worship style Traditional By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The Community of Christ is a humble congre gation meeting in a hum ble but it has grandiose The small group of believers has outgrown its snug dwelling in a neigh borhood east of which is good news for its My hope is that we will be able to get another building said Emil We are growing and filling up Tim Barrett said the most exciting thing about the churchs growth is its We are getting quite a few young families who are he This past we even had enough children to have a Barrett is working hard to minister to the younger even starting a new time of worship and fellowship just for P5 a weekly preaching and piz za party provides a fun way to get into the Bibles Many of our attendees are young so we focus our study on basic he Our more mature members come because we decided that we really enjoy the newer forms of praise After one Bar rett said people were hooked by the congrega tions People sense a very real presence of the holy spirit See Page 3A OF DAVID Tom and Emil Mueller stand in front of Community of Christ