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Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas JANUARY Ap Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SOCCER Smithson Valley teams cant score enough in District 265Aopening losses to Page 8A FORUM ETHICS REFORM Legislation to reform ethics and lobbying rules in government is long Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 60 18 2 sections CK WWW I 80 chance of rain High Low 47 40 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 38 CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 28 CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 38 Exofficer pleads guilty to child porn charges By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer A former New Braunfels police officer pleaded guilty to eight counts of possession of child pornography Friday in a Guadalupe County Justin was sen tenced to six years in prison by Dis trict 25 Judge Dwight The judge ruled that a former DARE will serve eight six year sentences He also is required to register as a sex offender and surrender his peace Broussard to serve eight sixyear sentences officer New Braunfels police John Villarreal said Broussard was fired from the force three days after his 5 I think Chief Russell Johnson made the correct Justin Broussard Villarreal said There were no significant com plaints made against Broussard dur ing his 11year career with the Villarreal Broussard served as a DARE officer for New Braunfels Independent School District cam puses before the New Braunfels Police discontinued the program in Villarreal said the New Braunfels police officers feel Broussards case was handled fairly and His actions are in no way reflec tive on the image of the men and women of the New Braunfels Police he Broussard was arrested on 5 by investigators from the Texas Attor ney Generals On he was indicted by a Guadalupe Coun ty grand jury on eight charges of pos session of child a third degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to Guadalupe County District Attor ney Vicki Pattillo said the case was an example of a successful collabora tion between several I felt the Attorney Generals my office and the law enforcement officers cooperated very well togeth she Were just very pleased with the outcome of the See Page 10A Wait your turn Tuber count not city says Officials have no system set in place to identify number of people on rivers By Mauri Elbel Staff Writer The city of New Braunfels does not have an accurate system in place to count individuals tubing on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers on a regular basis during the Not every individual float ing on the Guadalupe or Comal is accounted and frankly I dont know of a practical way to account for everyone that is on the city manager Michael Morri son said Stacey city of New Braunfels Parks and Recre ation Department said the city is trying to deter mine less timeconsuming and more accurate ways to count people on the As it is very difficult and very timeconsuming to count every single body on the and right now the staff that we have are already See Page 10A DAVID Traffic backs up around the corner from County Line Road to South Walnut Avenue as parents wait to pick up their children from Memorial Primary School on Friday Parents learn patience when trying to get kids from class Health clinic group gathers momentum By Ashley Verrill StaffWriter It is 3 on South Walnut Avenue and all seems Parents are beginning to line the driveways in front of the New Braunfels Memorial pri elementary and middle Those with prime spots near the entrance to each school arrived 30 minutes before to try to escape the impending chaos that will ensue once the students start to look for their The final school bells and the race down Walnut Avenue The clear street is now I would say when you have three schools as close togeth er as ours traffic issues are said Memorial Pri mary School Principal Dan Our main concern is getting the kids home and in a timely a fashion as Primary school administra tors created a staggering release system to deal with the but parents still start Traffic really only lasts for about 15 minutes in front of the but Walnut is another Dan Bolen Memorial Primary School principal lining up in front of the school as early as By 3 the line stacks up all the way from the entrance on County Line Road to its intersection with Walnut Road almost 400 meters The traffic really only lasts for about 15 minutes in front of the but Walnut is another Bolen Less than two years the city mounted a stop sign at the tworoad intersection that Bolen said helped tremen But beyond many are unsure of what else could be Traffic around the Memo rials is without a doubt the said interim See Page 10A By Verrill StaffWriter Lowerincome New Braunfels residents could vis it a doctor for as little as by June if plans for the New Braunfels Good Samaritan clinic move forward as Proponents of the New Braunfels clinic have invited John executive director of Fredericksberg Good Samaritan to speak this morning at an organizational which is open to the The New Braunfels Good Samaritan clinic is not affili ated with the Fredericksberg but organizers here say they plan to follow the charitable clinics operations The Fredericksberg clinic opened in April 2004 and operates with more than 50 rotating volunteers and a few paid dentists and dental assis The New Braunfels version would be a little different in that operations would be entirely said Carlos execu tive director for The Institute for Public Health and See Page 10A The following individu ware honored at Friday nights Greater v BreynfeU Chamber of Commerce banquet City growth equals chamber success Hall of Honor Paula Oifonjo Building for the future main focus of annual banquet By Gerard MacCrocMn Managing Editor Building for New Braunfels future was the resounding message during Fridays 88th annual Chamber Meeting and Guest speaker Rick founder of Rigsby urged New Braunfels cham ber members to remember the wisdom of previous gener ations and strive for excellence while living with It doesnt really matter what your business he Its important to the future success of the city that the chamber You get it by every single rolling up your sleeves and I want to make an Rigsby Honored for service Outgoing Chamber presi dent William Kotylo lead the recognition of chamber mem bers who have played promi nent roles in the community this past year and The highest honor the Besserung which Koty lo explained is given to some one who works for commu nity betterment was pre sented to Monroe A See Page 3A DAVID Monroe accepts the Besserung Award from The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Immediate Past Chair Bill Kotylo on Friday THE SONIER GROUP ft or
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