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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas INDAY MAY 2005 VLDZEITUNG LIFE MOVING ON The Smithson Valley soft ball team survived a road trip to Corpus Christ to advance in the state Page IB Landa Park recreation events offer a variety of activities for all Page 1C Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 153 30 5 sections CLICK Partly Cloudy High Low 84 62 j Details3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 18 TV GRIDS Officials War on drugs simply not working By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal Countys district attor ney and one of its district judges agreed this past week that the United States governments war on drugs and its judicial sys tem arent working when it comes to stopping abuse of alcohol and illegal For the government has been trying to enlist its citi zens in some form or fashion as allies in the to find that many of them go over to the other side by creating the very demand the illicit drug trade depends Law enforcement fights what is at best trench warfare against drugrelated The two mired in muddy holes they cant pull themselves out stare at one another across no mans They snipe at one another and there are casual ties on both but nothing ever really The judicial system strives to create an environment in which the wars wounded and its sur vivors can be While there are glow ing success the weight of the failures is apparent everywhere and bears on society including right here in New Police estimate that as much as 90 percent of all crimes are at least tangentially related to substance Those cases all go for lack of evidence or procedural never get But that isnt the end of the because drug abusers are believed to commit hundreds of crimes to support their For the legal theres always a next The ones that get prosecuted misde Dib Waldrip meanor or to District Attorney Dib Waldrips office to be sent to the grand jury for indict ment if called for and then put on a court Misdemeanor cases go before County CourtatLaw judges Charles Stephens or Brenda Felony cases go to the countys three district judges Jack presiding in the 207th district Gary the or Charles the 22nd judicial Waldrip and Robison are both former police officers who worked their way through law school Waldrip in New Braunfels Robison in See DRUGS Page 6A BANE OF THE COUNTY DThis is the third of a continuing series looking at the impact of drug use on New Braunfels and Comal GQQPY FUN Wine festival has something for everyone By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Bob Smith knows how to kick a otf juice between his At 10 Smith was ankle deep in a tub of red It was Smith creat ing a new word to explain his unique After a it felt pretty As he climbed out of the grape stomp Smith placed his footprints on the back of an official Wein and Saengerfest Tshirt a purple badge of courage showing New Braunfels he had braved the The Grape Stomp was just one fun experience entertaining crowds on San Antonio street for the sec ond annual Wein and The benefiting restora tion and preservation projects in the historic section of downtown New featured unique informative and of wine and Judging by the number of purple feet traveling up and down the the stomping was a popular Its all about getting gooshy stuff between your said organizer Luke Although the 800 pounds of grapes donated by HEB for the fun produced a lot of Speck man promised it was not destined for a We definitely dont drink he Its just for stomp If anyone had wanted to drink the unfermented wine connoisseur Jim Binney would not have been strange ly The number one rule you dont break what you he enhancing the effect of his pronouncement with a dramatic an adjunct professor in restaurant management and culinary arts at Del Mar College in Corpus Drug testing back on docket for NBISD By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Random drug test ing is back on the agenda at New Braunfels Indepen dent School District after a sevenmonth The last time the issue in trustees AT A GLANCE HWhat New Braun fels Independent School District Board ofTrustees meeting When 7 H Where The Educa tion Center board 430 Mill Street decided to postpone a decision until administrators could do more Trustee Lee who requested the issue be addressed said any more delay would be There is a feeling its time to implement a he There are more reasons for moving forward than there are The biggest argument against testing is the See TESTING Page 3A COMINGTUESDAY Baby party r Street Natural Baby Market provides alternatives to regular Photos by DAVID Faye and Jan Wiatrek enjoy the feeling of grapes between their toes as the two stomp grapes before adding their footprints to souvenirTshirts at Wein and Saengerfest Saturday Anissa and Alyssa Sanchez carry Choola the cheerleader dog through the last portion of the Ethnic Pet Parade after the pooch pooped out during the Wein and Saengerfest event Saturday Choola took second place for her is on a crusade to take the exclusiv ity out of wine I hate the condescend ing approach to he Wine is for every To go along with his campaign against wine snob Binney is an advocate for the Texas wine Although people mostly think of Cal ifornia when pick ing a wine made the Lone Star State has a lot to See WINE Page 9A Crawford named interim leader of Comal schools By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Comal Independent School District trustees selected Marvin as the districts interim superintendent After 30 minutes of closed door Rose Cervin was the only trustee to oppose the Crawford will take over from Superintendent Nancy Fuller June 1 and will lead the district until a permanent super intendent can be Although trustees had expected three can didates to participate Saturdays selection See LEADER Page 7A Marvin Crawford I BLUEBONNET W W I i I i I I I 1 OVER 700 VEHICLES IN STOCK Jeep MANAGERS SPECIAL Down preowned
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