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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 14, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas NIXED ftDl 781 1W571 80UTHUE8T NICROPUDLISHERS 67 E YANDFll OR ELPflSOTX iMlllllH JULY JRALDZEITUNG SPORTS COACHES SET New Braunfels High School finalizes its coaching staff just before practices get under Page 5A GOSPEL SHOW SING ALONG The Grand Ol Gospel Festival promises hours of music and fun Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 204 12 2 sections K www Partly Cloudy High Low 98 75 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B Jury will get murderf orhire trial today By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The question of whether a Hous ton man and the wife of a former New Braunfels police officer con spired to hire a hit man to kill a Tomball woman will go to jurors late mis Jonathon suspected of trying to have his exgirlfriend and the mother of his son killed to avoid child support had a long second day on the witness stand Wednesday with District Attorney Dib Waldrip hammering his truthful ness and his who took to the wit ness stand to testify in his own is in the third week of a tri al with codefendant Samantha Kadcrli Childs on charges of criminal conspiracy to solicit capital If proved at trial before 207th Judicial District Judge Jack the offense is a firstdegree felony pun ishable by five to 99 years in state prison and a fine of up to After Benavides Glen rested his case Wednes day Childs Anthony rested his own without calling Childs or any further as he has questioned or See Page 3A A NEW PLACE TO PLAY Residents tell city what they want in park By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Taylor Moreno seemed to be enjoying her ride on a dilapidated swing set in Haymarket Park but her Melis said it had been hard to per suade the toddlcT to venture out in the evening While their father played his weekly volleyball game on the neighborhood parks dry Melissa tried to entertain and her 8yearold without much to work They hate to come because theres nothing to do but I think its important to get them out of the Melissa It would be great if they had a real playground By they thanks to a grant from national non profit organization KaBOOM and in matching funds from Councilwoman Kathleen Kruegers District 5 budget The Morenos boring evening turned into a fun session of brain storming when they joined Parks and Recre ation Department employees to talk about what they would like to see and do on their weekly trip to Haymar ket They really need a pool out Jordan wiping away the beads of sweat mat cov ered his A rock climbing wall would be Taylor was happy with her swing but said she would like to be able to slide as While the children drew pic tures of their favorite playground their parents and grandparents gathered around Comal trustees to meet final two candidates this weekend By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer AT A GLANCE ffl What Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees hold oxcc jes sion to inter view final two candidates for Friday and Sunday m Where Gruene River Grill Photos by MANDY Alejandra Sanchez scoops sprinkles onto her ice cream provided by the Parks and Recreation Department at Haymarket Park The social was planned to discuss with area residents how the park could be Sheri Reinhold of the Parks and Recreation Department offer a shy Taylor Moreno and her some ice Haymarket Park Parks Department with neighbors to discuss the parks Parks Director Stacey Laird to give their This place used to be filled with said Jennifer But theyre gone and its much more of a All See Page 3A The Comal Indepen dent School District Board of Trustees is tak ing the two remaining superintendent candi ill US The board will meet in closed session at the Gruene River Grill at 7 Friday and Sunday for dinner interviews with the applicants and their Board President Dan Krueger said board members are pleased with the way the process has Both are very strong candidates and both are equal in terms of being able to lead the Krueger We are very excited and hopefully well be able to narrow it down to one soon so we can announce a The meeting notice refers to the two can didates as applicants rather man final ensuring that their names are pro tected from public knowledge in an excep tion to the Texas Open Records According to government code the name of an applicant for the superin tendents position does not have to be released until the board of trustees desig nate the applicant or applicants as final Comal ISO trustees have said they will not name a finalist until only one appli cant is i COMINGFRIDAY Decision made Comal County com missioners finalize plans to renovate his toric UPDATES V Tracking the news Missing woman LAST WE KNEW Virginia Kathy went missing on Canyon Lake early July 3 and is believed LATEST The San Marcos Area Recovery Comal County Sheriffs Parks and Wildlife and the Army Corps of Engineers con ducted a search NEXT Officials continue to conduct visual searches of the County sales tax collections slow down in May UPDATES By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Comal Countys overall sales tax receipts rose again in May when compared to last years but went down compared to Aprils the up percent over the same period last totaled which is less than last New Braunfels was the only county municipality to an increase over last years The citys sales tax revenue up TAX COLLECTIONS IN COMAL COUNTY City May May 2O04 2005 to date 2004 to date 2005 change Bulverde j j Garden Ridge j j New Braunfels i percent over last but brought in less than Aprils City Manager Chuck Pinto said he was neither surprised nor We didnt really know why we had such good returns for the last few and we dont know why theyre down this but this is why we do conservative budget he We need at least six to nine months to see trends Despite the slight bump in the Pinto said he was still encouraged by the citys revenue outlook and antici pated another increase dur ing the next two as Home Depot Supply Call Center began to report sales tax Unlike New both Garden Ridge and Bul verde had a decrease in sales tax compared to last Garden Ridges receipts were way for the sec ond month in a a trend City Administrator Nancy Cain attributed to a See Page 3A Tracking the news No charges yet LAST WE KNEW Hill Avenue resident Jaime Martinez was injured in an alleged assault at his home just after 10 July One person was arrested during the LATEST Martinez has not requested that charges be filed against 32yearold Joe NEXT If Martinez chooses not to proceed with the no charges will be
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