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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V W JUNE BIXEO ADC 781 HOI 1000S71 SOUTHVEST HKROPUBLI5HERS 2627 E VftKDEll OR ZELPftSQTX 79903 llmlliUiliilliiiMllinlill E1TUNG SPORTS FOOTBALL Canyon High School winds down 7 on 7 summer football Page 5A FORUM COLUMN Guest columnist Stephanie Grubb says a lot of people must play a role to stop Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 192 14 2 sections CLICK 8 1 Partly Cloudy High Low 98 75 Details16 DEARABBY 38 CLASSIFIEDS 4B j COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A I TV GRIDS 3B Witnesses recount plan to hire hit man Samantha Kaderli Childs By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Two witnesses recalled hearing about a plan to hire a hit man but admitted they had no personal knowledge of die alleged plot dur ing testimony Wednesday in a killing for hire While the states first two Mandy Reary and NBPD patrolman James recounted their roles in bringing the alleged hit man scheme to the attention of the New Braunfels Police defense attorneys Glen Peterson and Tony Cantrell focused on the secondhand nature of their Both witnesses admitted they nev er heard either Saman tha Kaderli or Jonathan talk about their alleged who is a photographer for the told the jury of six men and six women she learned of the murder for hire plot from her Tina At Reary she doubted Lawsoris I didnt believe there was a real she It seemed like something out of a not some thing that would happen in my Answering questions from Assis tant District Attorney Geoff Reary told jurors she met Lawson through their mutual who was then engaged to NBPD patrolman Jeff Reary and Lawson were bridesmaids in the Childs Childs and Jeff Childs lifelong are charged with criminal conspiracy to commit cap ital murder in an attempt to kill Benavides former girlfriend and See PLOT Page 7A Jonathan Benavides MAKING A DIFFERENCE Employees say Pinto will be hard to replace By Leigh Jones Staff Writer New Braunfels City Manager Chuck Pinto might be looking for ward to his new job in League but his staff members will bid him farewell very We told him we were going to hire a charter bus to go to the League City meeting and said Assistant City Secretary Ann I told him I was going to call and tell them not to hire added Pattie who splits her administrative assistant duties between Pinto and City Attorney Charlie Despite their affectionate Pintos appointment to League Citys top a position he has been trying to get since ear ly this was approved Tues Pinto submitted his formal letter of resignation Wednesday to May or Bruce Boyer and the New Braunfels City Council after driving back from his future home earlier in the Before his last day in New Pintos staff members plan to throw him a proper goodbye We have to plan a and decorate his office with University of Texas said noting her boss disdain for anything orange and While they might disagree on the proper way to send their leader to his next city staffers were united when it came to naming Pintos chief accomplishment during his Pinto moves to League City League City Mayor Jerry Schults and New Braunfels City Manager Chuck Pinto inked a con tract A look at how the Mringgrocesspjaved out March Pinto confirms he applied for the city administra tors position in League He was consequently named March 16 League City Mayor Jeff Harrison says Pinto is top candidate for the posi March 31 Harrison announces he wilknat appoint a until after the May 7 April 14 Pinto said he would wait for the adding it would not be fair for the new city administrator to come in Photos by DAVID New Braunfels City Manager Chuck Pinto tendered his resigna tion hours after signing a contract that to serve as city administrator for League new job raised Pintps salary from to City Secretary Mike consults with time in New He brought life to this said City Secretary Michael pointing to his polo shirt with the city Getting these was a teambuilding exer Now we all wear diem with Pinto encouraged his staff mem bers by getting to know each He comes by and visits with everyone almost every said Sam an employee in the June 13 League City Mayorelect Jerry scheduled to take office June calls Pinto to see if he is still interested in the Pinto says he June 21 Schults appoints city employee Mike Clawson as temporary city administra Both the mayor and coun cil members say they want to hire Pinto as the permanent city June 28 League City coun cil votes to hire Pinto as city June 29 Pinto and Schults sign See PINTO Page 3A Summer doesnt stop the learning process for duallanguage students DAVID Teacher Karvna Esquivel congratulates Regan on a job well done on her paper while little continues By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer The group of students at teacher Karyna Esquivels house looked like any other set them apart from their peers was the way they During the month of 18 incoming firstgraders and 21 incoming secondand thirdgraders met twice a week to continue duallanguage education in summer The students met for three hours each day at the West side Community where they made vocabu lary practiced fin ger painting and drew Fathers Day cards all while speaking entirely in The language is nothing new for the Memorial Pri mary and Memorial Ele mentary Begin ning in 11 English speaking students and 11 Spanish speakers were put in the same class room and taught the basics of writing and arith metic in As kinder 90 percent of the See STUDENTS Page 3A School finance plan pushes state sales tax to record level By April Castro Associated Press Writer AUSTIN Texans would pay the highest state sales tax in the nation under a meas ure approved Wednes day by a House The taxwriting House Ways and Means led by ap proved die measure to fund school proper ty tax relief 54 parry line The plan approved Wednesday would increase the rate from the current percent to A proposed increase in the sales tax has been a cornerstone of most of the school revenuegenerating but the rate has been The proposal could See TAX Page 3A 2005 Texas Legislature Special Session COMINGSUNDAY Healthy sight New Braunfels Surgical Center offers new cataract proce Ornaments have historical link By David Rupkalvis News Editor A rare Christmas ornament could help save a part of New Braunfels Bette who runs Sophies Shop with Anna Lee explained that the gift shop at the Sophienburg Museum and Ar chives recently acquired 300 Christmas orna ments designed to look like the Main Plaza The cost of the limited edition ornament is For each ornament will be donated to the Bandstand Restoration Spain said Sophies Place is always looking for new ways to raise money for the While Spain and Hicks found a company out of Poland that makes Spain sent the company 20 pictures of the taken from all See ORNAMENT Page 3A SATURDAY A complete list of events scheduled for the Fourth of July This Taste Matters Good
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