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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 1, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas EL PASO TX 799D5 It 781 JUNE RALDZEITUNG SPORTS NO CHANCE On sports editors says Smithson Valley has no chance to beat Corpus Christ Page 6A INSIDE COUPON Save off the registration fee for the Eric Sultemeier Baseball Camp that begins June Page 5A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 167 16 2 sections CK I CL uuuru T0 chance of rain High Low 88 70 Details2B DEAR ABBY SB CLASSIFIEDS 68 COMICS 4B CROSSWORD 4B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS SB Local business plans massive expansion By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The City of New Braunfels tax base is about to grow in historical propor thanks to the expansion plans of a publicly held local We cant confirm the but do know it will be the largest invest ment by one company in Comal County said Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael The deal is hushhush until Monday when the company will make its announcement at an invita tiononly Secrecy is Meek because executives at the compa nys international headquarters want to release the information around the world at the same Not only is the expansion a big deal for New it ranks as the third largest economic invest ment in Texas in the last two Meek But unlike the most recent investment to the states the New Braunfelsarea business is not asking for any perks or How about that Meek smiling People will soon see how valuable this will be for the See EXPANSION Page 2A STAYING INVOLVED Fuller plans to remain active in Comal ISD By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Former Comal Independent School District Superintendent Nancy Fuller listened to this week ends rain with growing Would the districts many flat roofs sustain any damage from the pelting torrents I refrained from calling she I know its none of my business Tuesday was Fullers last official day with the district she has grown to love in the last 20 She spentltj toward selling her Dayton home and getting back to Comal Coun ty as soon as Fuller and have plans to purchase property in the where they will make their retirement I love the people and the com Fuller by way of Its hard being away for even a couple of days Not only does the retired super intendent plan oh being a part of the she also is deter mined to remain a part of the school I plan to accept an invitation to sit on the Comal Public School Foundation board of she I would also not turn down an invitation to join the Strategic Planning if I was Since the school board makes committee her par ticipation seems practically guar The majority of trustees were disappointed by Fullers initial retirement announcement and tried for months to get her to change her Board President Dan Krueger said if he could not have Fuller at the districts he would be glad to have her working behind the She was such a positive force in the foundation while she was he Her involvement in that group will be a huge She MANOY In her last official act as Comal Independent School District Nancy Fuller handed out diplomas to Canyon High School graduates always said she would stay and I think having her behind the scenes will be very Fullers continued devotion to CISD in to the accom plishments she made during her short When Fuller arrived in Novem ber the district was in a financial crisis and staff morale was By implementing a spending freeze and restructuring the budg et Fuller helped bring the 200304 budget year to a close with million in Fuller credited the staff with helping to make the positive changes Im very proud of the she See FULLER Page 3A DAVID Canyon Intermediate fifthgrader teaches Comal ISD Superintendent Nancy Fuller everything she knows about angles earlier this school Health Alnrl TheTexas Commission on En vironmental Quality and the Alamo Area Council of Gov ernments has declared today an Air Quality Health Alert Reduce unnecessary Carpool if Avoid use of drive through lanes or Dont refuel during use of gaspowered yard Former FBI officials admits he was Deep Throat By Greg Sandoval Associated Press Writer SANTA The Wash ington Post said Tuesday that a former FBI Mark was the con fidential source known as Deep Throat who provided the newspa per information that led to President Nixons impeachment investigation and eventual The paper made its announce ment on its Web site after 91 and living in talked to a lawyer who wrote a magazine article for Vanity The 2 guy from the that was a pretty good said Ben who had been the key editor at the Post in the Watergate I knew the paper was on the right track in its investigative Bradlee citing the quality of the the secondincommand at the FBI in the early kept his secret even from his family for almost three decades before confid ing he was Post reporter Bob Wood wards source on the Watergate scan according to a Vanity Fair article published Im the guy they used to call Deep he was quoted as telling lawyer John author of the magazine who lives in Santa is said to be in poor mental and physical See DEEP Page 3A Neal pleads I guilty to killing iris mother By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Daniel Patrick Neal pleaded guilty Tues day in 207th Judicial District Court to shoot ing his three witnesses testified about his troubled saying Barbara Casey told two of them weeks before she died on either that she was afraid her son would kill her or if anything happened to her it would be his She told the third she wanted to buy and learn how to use a District Attorney Dib Waldrip and defense attorneys Joseph Garcia III and David Wyrich reached a plea agreement that calls for a 30year sentence for If Judge Jack Robison agrees to the sen Neal will not be eligible for parole for at least 15 years arid parole at mat time is not viewed as likely for public safety rea Neal gunned down leaving her body in a bathtub and then allegedly setting a fire that destroyed her While Robi son can consider the arson in imposing Waldrip dropped the charge and agreed to the 30year sentence in exchange for Neal giving up several including See GUILTY Page 2A COMINGTHURSDAY Getting ready The Smithson Valley base ball team prepares for the regional final against Corpus Christi Stevens watches as her children testify in court By Jennifer Sicking Daily Register Former Canyon Lake resident Kim Stevens leaned forward in her staring at the television in the courtroom as one of her children appeared on She would later dab at tears with a tissue as two of her children testified against her Monday including a daughter who said her mother stepped on a Stevens has been accused of injuring and murdering 2yearold Jorden Saager died from multiple blunt force in which her stomach was separat ed from her intestines and she received a fourinch skull Stevens was later arrested by Comal County Sheriffs deputies at her home in Canyon the trial continued with a hearing on whether to allow the testimony of two of Stevens children via closedcircuit televi which visiting Judge Jerry Woodlock See STEVENS Page 3A
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