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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V W JUNE HERALD SPORTS STILL ALIVE Canyon Lake rallies from an early deficit to top New Braunfels in 10yearold play off Page 6A FORUM COLUMN Guest columnist Wayne Rudolph says the NB city council should rescind dis trict Page 4A Braunfels and Cdmal County Since 16 2 sections CLICK Partly Cloudy High Low 98 73 Details26 DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS SB COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 48 Attorney Evidence will clear Benavides By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels killing for hire trial began Tuesday with opening statements that gave jurors two different perspectives on the same Defense Attorney Glen Peter son warned jurors of evidentiary twists and turns but promised at the end of the trial road they would see his client was drawn into a killing for hire plot out of fear for his own not a desire to see the modier of his child Keep your eye on the evi dence ball to see who is solicit ing Peterson Jonathan is accused of trying to hire an undercover police officer pos ing as a hit man to kill his for mer Stacy so he could avoid paying per month in child While District Attorney Dib Waldrip told jurors evidence would show Benavides sought out someone who could do his Peterson claimed his client was a pawn for two women codefendant Samantha Kaderli and witness Tina Law wife of former New Braunfels Police Department officer Jeffrey also is charged with criminal conspira cy to commit capital murder for her role in soliciting Lawsons help in finding a hit who was good friends with Childs at the time the plot subsequently worked as an informant for the Peterson told jurors the two friends decided Benavides best option for getting relief from the financial burden of child sup port payments to his girlfriend was to have the woman See TRIAL Page 3A Glen Peterson Pinto to take top job at League City By Sarah Viren The Galveston County Daily News LEAGUE League City his last stop before Chuck said he is confident he can assist the city through its current growth City council voted Tuesday night to hire now New Braunfels City to run city Mayor Jerry Shults said he expected to sign the a year contract with Pinto The deal also calls for a a month car allowance and six months severance The appointment comes after more than a year of failed attempts to fill the Paul who had been serving resigned when Shults took office this Last council appoint ed Mike a former city staffer and contributor to Shults mayoral to LEARN MORE For more on Chuck Pintos see Thursdays HeraldZeitung serve as the city adminis trator on an interim Pinto would likely take over city hall after giving his current employers 60days He said he doesnt think Clawson will stay on with the city after A longtime municipal Pinto said he would likely stay with League City five years at and then wants to move on to teach He said he sees a good team between himself and the new but will approach the job with no preconceived Chuck Pinto Party town Is New Braunfels really a family destination or has it become a place for young adults to hang out and party State looking for ways to improve FM 306 By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The Texas Department of Transportation Tuesday evening showed about 40 FM 306 area residents what a pair of railroad overpasses and million worth of improve ments could look The shown at a stakeholders meeting con ducted at New Braunfels Util includes widening from two to four lanes about two miles of FM 306 from Inter state 35 to just past the sec ond railroad It in preliminary include a bike lane and a raised median that would pro mote improve safety and enable sheriffs police and firefighters to more quickly respond to emergen cies in the FM 306 TxDOT project engineer Judy Friesenhahn opened the HAVE A SAY If you would like to make sug gestions for improvements on FM send them to theTexas Department of 2940 135 New Braun meeting with a brief discus sion of the Funding has been so far approved only for the two railroad overpass estimated to cost mil Another to mil lion that would be required for the rest of the project has not yet been As TxDOT looked at the overpass they real ized there were more issues on FM Friesenhahn Were here to do some think ing and some Wed like to take your ideas and formulate them into some long range Tuesdays meeting was con ducted to receive ideas from See ROAD Page 3A BOYS OF SUMMER Little League brings sons together By David Rupkalvis News Editor CANYON LAKE Thud Kinsey was distracted when his son stepped to the For a he was not a coach or a but simply a After his lined a clean single Kinsey picked up the bat and resumed a family tradition of coaching Little Kinsey is an assistant coach for the New Braunfels 10year old Blue All Stars who played Canyon Lake in the semifinals of the special district tourna ment Its fun coaching your but at the same its a he You try not to be too hard on them but you instinctively My dad coached me all the way through Little Kinsey has coached both of his sons and he said the love of baseball is one of the things that unites his Its great spending time with your kids doing any he I have a love for and I was blessed with two sons who love base Its not only a common bond between its a com mon bond between They spend a lot of time play ing together in the Bill Martin spent his Tues day evening rooting for Canyon Lake and his left fielder Like many of the fathers at the he grew up in Little League and was excited when his son also decided to Its Martin Photos by MANDY New Braunfels AllStars Little League team gets a pep talk from coach Craig Wersterfer before taking the fieldfuesday against Canyon Gene from Robert Fred Skinner and Bill Martin lean against the low part of the ball field fence to get the best view of their sons playing for Canyon Its kids having fun and want ing to be like Major League players and parents wanting them to be like Major League Martin volunteers his time helping out the Little League program in Canyon one of dozens of volunteers who made the 10yearold tourna ment a While he enjoys watching all the chil dren he always keenly watches his Watching Conor of the field See BASEBALL Page 8A Comal ISD closer to picking new superintendent By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer The number of applicants in the Comal Independent School District superin tendent pool has been narrowed from 69 to Three of the candidates are and all are Texas residents with significant leadership Board member Bill Swint All are either serving in assistant superintendent positions with larger districts or are presently employed as None are currently employed with the school CISD Board President Dan Krueger said board members met during a recent weekend to narrow the We met for six or seven hours on a Saturday and talked about the applicants and the merits of Krueger We then went through all the applicants and narrowed them down to Out of the seven applicants granted interviews last four will be called back for a second The second round of interviews will take place the middle of next They are all very talented and from different educational Krueger Any one of these four could certainly lead the Were looking forward to the second round of inter After the remaining candidates partic ipate in a third the board will make its final The disttict plans to complete the selection process by the end of CISD Director of Communications See COMAL Page 3A American Born Brewed
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