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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas JULY 1lu SPORTS LITTLE LEAGUE Teams from New Canyon Lake continue march toward district title Page 6A INSIDE CAPTURED Suspect in New Braunfels throat slashing is located in Alaskan fishing Page 3A and Comal County since 198 14 2 sections CLICK www 8 Clouy High Low 101 73 Details 1B DEARABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 3B Toddler steals spotligh lantri By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Testimony in the murderforhire trial ended with a dramatic twist Wednesday as the toddler at the center of the plot entered the court room in the arms of his grandfa Jurors looked surprised and defense attorneys Glen Peterson and Tony Cantrell jumped up in protest when Jonathon Benavides 3yearold son made his appear ance during his mothers Stacy Benavides for mer had just told jurors about the last time the childs father had seen in September While Peterson and Cantrell argued with District Attorney Dib Waldrip in front of Judge Jack Robi sons jurors glanced from the lawyers to the with sever al of the women seeming to have difficulty keeping their eyes off the boys smiling Benavides also stole glances at his son and offered a hesitant smile several Unaware of the stir he was caus the child laughed happily at his grandfather as Robison asked the jury to leave the Peterson immediately moved for a This is a blatant attempt to prej udice the jury against my thats pretty he Waldrip told Robison he had no intention of having the child stay in the courtroom but wanted the jury to see The jury is entitled to see who is the basis for Jonathon Benavides allegedly wanting to have Stacy Sat terfleld he Robison denied Petersons request for a asked Sat terfields father and the child to leave and brought the jury back into the Prompted by questions from Satterfield told jurors while Benavides had not made an attempt to see the he did ask for a picture of him in January I didnt think anything of but then he asked for a picture of me as I thought that was a bit I thought he might try to do she In November Satterfield received another call from Bena who asked her if they still lived in the same See Page 3A DAVID Jonathon talks to his Glen after leaving the courthouse Superintendent candidates remain a secret By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Comal Independent School District patrons hoping to gather background infor mation on candidates for the school sys tems top spot are out of luck at least for a few more The CISD school board has refused to release the names of the four superintend ent applicants in town today and tomorrow for second Although the candidates were selected from an initial pool of 69 appiicantsTthe board has not designated them the litmus test for disclosing their The HeraldZeitung requested the names July 5 under the Texas Open Records The school district has 10 business days to respond to the but officials indicat ed verbally they did not intend to According to government code an exception to the Texas Open Records See Page 3A What now City manager Chuck Pinto is so what is the city doing to find a leader Divers continue search for missing woman By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Divers spent Tuesday night searching without success for the body of a 35yearold woman missing since early Sunday and believed San Marcos Area Recovery Team divers and technicians spent the night on the lake in the area between Canyon Dam and Overlook Park using digital side scan sonar equipment to look for the report ed missing after a midnight swim off a SMART worked until Wednes Comal County Sheriffs Office Public Information Officer Mark Reynolds said late Wednesday there was no new infor mation available on the The SMART team is searching for Other than were really at a standstill See Page 3A A WEATHER CALAMITY lack of rain take a toll on many By Ron Maloney Writer Like most summers in Comal its pretty hot and dry at the Dietert place out on Watson Lane where temperatures Wednesday were forecast to hit The Dieterts have corn and sorghum in the and the such as it will be harvest ed This the Dieterts will be buying feed for their live Its hot and Clinton Dietert said Wednesday It needed water a long time and most everythings shut Early spring was dry there was a little rain in May and just over an inch in with tempera tures in the high 90s each day and an operation that uses no irriga the Dieterts dont see much growing these Its burning pretty Dietert Photos by DAVID Clinton Dietert look over ears of corn withering on the stalk at their family farm on FM two say that no amount of rain can save the crop the Dieterts walk through what is left of their DIDYOU Fire danger high Things drying out and burning up are becoming statewide con cerns this sum Public offi cials who steward the regions groundwater say the Edwards Aquifer is still at least a month away from Stage 1 water restrictions last imposed in 2000 even if there is no rain fall before But they urge water Comal County Fire Marshal Lin fl Landscape watering between the hours of 10 and 4 is prohibited year round in New unless you are using a hand held bucket or dripirri gation If additional water restric tions become notices will be issued in the on the NBU Web site at and are available on the NBU information line at Manford says nearly half of this states 254 coun ties 118 as of Wednesday have imposed burn In Comal a bum ban has been in place since last and cer tain fireworks were banned for the Fourth of Yesterday mor I checked and there were 105 counties with a burn In die the number had increased to 110 and now it is Manford Numbers are increasing Its See Page 5A Garden Ridge celebrates 33rd birthday by remembering past By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer Garden Ridge is celebrating 33 years as a city by remembering its What was once known as the Little Town of Schoenthall became the City of Garden Ridge when the town incorporated on July Citizens of Garden Ridge and the founding fathers decided they would rather guide their own des tiny than be annexed by San Anto nio or Mayor Jay Feibel man During those Feibehnan said road maintenance was the responsibility of 15 volunteers who patched potholes out of the back of former Mayor Paul Davis pick up The population at the time was about according to lifelong resident Melford The 74 yearold Garden Ridge native recalls a much different city than the one in which he currently In the early when I grew up and went to school in Daven you could count the cars that drove the roads at George When Garden Ridge was still predominately a farming and ranching George said the towns main source of entertain ment was oldtime bowling and evening vis its with In former resident Clyde Cox said they only restaurant in town was the Country a hamburger joint located at the intersection of FM 3009 and Inter state See Page 2A FORD TAURUS SI I BLUEBONNET Jeep is rue OlFFEHEIiCKl www bhinotois 5 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