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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 17, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas MARCH Ap Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SOCCIR NB boys and SV girls soccer teams join the Cougarettes as playoff Page 8A NEWS FORUM The community should be proud of the efforts of those who work to make youths futures Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 108 20 2 sections CLICK 500 www I Cloudy High Low 73 55 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS Si COMICS 28 CROSSWORD 2i FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 31 Toddler found unresponsive in pool 1yearold girl responded to taken to San Antonio hospital From staff reports A 1yearold girl was flown to University Hospital in San Antonio on Friday after a family member found her at the bottom of a swim ming pool near The girl was pulled from the pool by relatives and given cardio pul monary resuscitation until para medics arrived at about 4 Bul verde Fire Chief Charlie Ivy The family did not know how long the girl was in the he One of our guys started giving CPR when we arrived and she did have a pulse by the time AirLife Ivy A hospital spokeswoman said the infants condition was listed as undetermined Friday Ivy said he didnt know if the located at a residence in the 500 block of Twin Canyon was Pool required by many city are not mandated by Comal County Never leave children alone in or near a Install a fence at least 4 feet high around the poof and use gates that close and latch on their own with latches out of reach of Keep rescue equipment Sourca American Academy of Pediatrics Holding court Students participate in mock trial By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter The atmosphere in the courtroom was tense Friday as witnesses took the stand in the case of the State of Texas David Diaz is accused of selling marijuana and spending his profits on a bigscreen televi a car and expensive But Diaz isnt a real person and the crime didnt really the lessons that students in the Upstarts program at New Braunfels High School are learning from taging a mock trial could help them in real Karen Upstarts executive director said the mock trial is without ques tion one of the best things we do at Upstarts is a non profit organization McDonell See Page 10A MIRANDA Samantha Perez and Vera both freshmen and students in the New Braunfels Upstarts get a little instruction on what its like to be a judge in a courtroom from Judge Randy girls took part in a mock trial on Friday at the Comal County Suspect claims hes innocent defense state case By Hannah Moat Special to the Herald David Diaz was accused of having drugs in a gym bag in the trunk of his however Diaz said he was not He stated that he had gone to his graduation party with his girlfriend Skylar While he said he received a gym bag from one of his friends who told him to hold it for a minute and then disappeared Diaz waited for 15 to 20 utes until giving When Diaz couldnt fincl he decided to go tater his dad had woke him up and told him that the See Page 7A By Sandra Dominguez Special to the Herald David Diaz was in court Friday morning because he was accused of having mar But Diaz said he was not DefenseattomeysDenoFire line and Lexi Yarborough said their client was innocent and told the jury they would prove it the prosecution said they would prove Diazs Fireline said Diaz had a lot to lose if he was found He has an athletic schol arship and he will lose it if he is found he The prosecution said that shouldnt 4B board OKs million for city parks By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter The citys development board on Thursday approved million for improvements for New Braunfels parks and recreation depart ment based on the capital improvement plan developed in Stacey parks and recre ation said Friday she was happy the New Braunfels Industrial Development Corpo ration 4B approved the Its very she Its money thats very needed Stacey Laird for somewhat smaller projects that will touch all aspects of the Laird said projects on the list of improve ments that the money will go toward include repairing the springfed pool city golf course irrigation and green replace ment improvements to Eikel Field improvements to the HEB Soccer Complex renovation to the state park adding lowwater crossings at Panther Canyon The resolution must go before the New Braunfels City Council for a first reading on March 26 before it can be Three dead after freeway accident SAN ANTONIO APJ Three people from Houston died when their car went over a wall along an Interstate 10 access road and landed 30 feet on the highway authorities All three were pronounced dead Thursday night after the according to the Bexar See Page 7 A Texas Youth Commission board resigns as officials release scathing reports AUSTIN CAP board of direc tors overseeing Texas troubled youth prisons resigned Friday as investiga tors released two scathing reports call ing for massive changes throughout the system and the possible closure of the facility at the heart of the sex abuse The reports by acting executive director Ed Owens and state auditor John Keel cited scores of problems at the Texas Youth where allegations of sexual and physical abuse have ballooned almost daily in the past Both reports called for changes to hiring and grievance and Keel said conditions at the West Texas State School are so bad it should be evalu ated for The resignations and reports came a day after the Department of Justice released a report saying the high rate of inmateoninmate assaults at a juvenile prison in Edin burg created a chaotic and danger ous atmosphere that violated the res idents constitutional Ive got to instill and enforce that we are Owens As the plan its a time for The sixmember board met briefly Ive got to instill and enforce that we are As the plan its a time for Ed Owens TYC acting executive director by conference call on Friday morning to hand over its power to At the governors all have submit ted resignation letters that take effect late Friday said Ted a spokesman for Rick The Texas Youth Commission incar cerates about offenders ages 10 to 21 who are considered the most incorrigible or The investigations began shortly after reports surfaced that employees had covered up allegations that two officials at the West Texas State School in Pyote had molested male The employees resigned and have never been charged with any despite dogged attempts by a Texas Ranger who investigated the allega tions in Early this the state Senate asked Perry to fire the board and appoint a conservator to overhaul the troubled he demoted the boards asked the remaining mem bers to hire Owens and appointed special master Jay Kimbrough to over see a sweeping investigation of the He also directed Owens to create the rehabilitation plan with Keels Perry had been reluctant to force out the board until this when the Senate again called for the panels On he pro posed dissolving the board in favor of a single powerful MADLae Edwards RaaBy fit Estate Needs w till COMMUNITIES UlOt SuianSonier mi ingl
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