New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Rangers' basketball coach Bill MacLeay files grievances against Comal Independent School District after he is reassigned and relieved of coaching duties - 10A
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Don’t be late
If you forgot to set your clocks ahead one hour last night, you now have one hour less to make it to church on time.
Daylight Savings Time went into effect early today. Daylight hours will now last longer into the evening.
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40 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday April 3,1994
I Vol. 142, No. 102
Letters to the editor.
An Easter message
By Rev. Robert F. Keith
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
Today, Easter Sunday, churches everywhere are filled to capacity. Why? Because on Easter Sunday people gather to celebrate the most mportant single event that has evar occurred on the face of the earth I But some might ask, what about our own age? Discoveries and advances of science and madicina have extended life. We have truly wiped some diseases from the face of the earth; small pox, for example.
And think about this. King Solomon who lived 950 years before Christ had the same plumbing, transportation, and communication system as George Washington in the 18th century. Now, in less than a single century, we’ve stopped traveling on horseback and have visited outer space. We have buckets of moon dust—we’ve seen Jupiter, mars, and Saturn’s rings up dos# and parson-ai. It’s absolutely amazing I yet along side the resurrection of Jesus Christ, all thosa things grow pals. For, hard as wa try, we do not have the power to breathe life into the dead. The breath of life belongs to God alone, and by the power of our Creator God, Jesus was resurrected.
That part atone separates Christianity from ail othsr world religions. Of no other world religious leader has it bean said, "Ha it risen." Guadama Buddha, founder of Buddhism, was duly cremated after his death. Confucius was buried in the family plot. No affirmation of resurrection ever surrounds them, nor ie it proclaimed by their followers. It wee only Jesus who rose triumphant from the grave. Of Him aion* it is said, "He is risen."
lf ii were not true that Jesus Christ rose from the dead, than Christianity would collapse, world-widt in a instant. There would be no Christian faith, no Christian church and no need for one. And, as strange as it sounds, the empty tomb atone may fall short of being sufficient proof of the resurrection. The main evidence cf Christ’s resurrection list elsewhere. The stronger evidence is in the lives of those who saw the risen Jesus, boldly proclaimed it, and evantually died for th# truth of It.
Look at Patar. Pater, after three years of walking beside Jesus, seeing all that He had done, did, in the end, deny Jesus and run for oover when th# chips war* down. But, aftar th# resurrection—rd Pentecost, Petsr stood bsfore all of bras! and declared th# incredible truth about Jesus; that Ha was risen and aliya. So convinced was Peter that we are told th* he too suffered crucifixion, head down, because of his unswerving faith In th# risen Lord.
Consider Paul. Once a dreaded, committed killer of Christians, whose life was radically changed when ha met the risen Christ on th# road to Damascus.Did Paul than proclaim an apparition? lf so, would ha have bean willing to ba arrastad for It? Imprisoned for lt?Or was it Na faith in the resurrected Christ that caused him to endure. Why would Matthew be dragged to death by horses? Why would Stephan be stoned to death? Why would thousands of Christian believers go to their deaths because of their faith when ail thay had to do was to deny Jesus Christ and live? For a lie? For a hoax? I think not.
In the growth and existence of the church for nearly 2,000 years., the contemporary proof becomes obvious when we see churches every-whr'e across the world tied on Easter Sunday, and when we realize that svi today, people are being persecuted and dis for their faith in Jesus— people, whole churches clinging to a legacy handad to us across the agas by the Ukes of Pater and Paul and thousands of the faithful whose name wa cannot know.
Death has no victory over us, because we are Easter people.
Alleluia, Christ is risen; Ha is risen indeed, aitouKal
(Robert F. Kalb it Rector of St. John't Epitcopai Church.)
Early voting starts for runoff election
Early voting for the primary runoff elections begins Monday morning.
Those wishing to cast their ballots early may do so in Room 306 of the Comal County Courthouse Annex, located on Seguin Street The election date is April 12. Early voting will continue for one week.
Both parties have candidates on the runoff ballots Only one local primary
will be decided.
On the Democratic ballot will be Nile Reidel, of New Braunfels, and Jeff Van Horn, Dripping Springs, for 207th District Court Judge. This is a three-county district that includes Comal, Hays and Guadalupe counties.
Statewide the Democratic Patty ballot will include Jim Mattox and Richard Fisher who are running for
the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Also on the ballot will be some statewide judicial races.
On the Republican ballot will be the Texas attorney general’s race and the Court of Criminal Appeals Place 2 race.
For information about voting, call the Comal County Clerks Office at 620-5513.
New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995
About SO people attended the rally.
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The New Braunfels Untoorna eoccer team celebrates after Its 1-0 win over Corpus Christi Carroll In the Region IV championship game Saturday. Bee Sports, Page UA.
By CRAIG HAMMETT
About 50 people gathered on the steps of the Comal County courthouse Saturday to help bring a greater awareness to a national issue - rape.
Representatives from the National Organization for Women organized the event to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Representatives of the organization said they chose New Braunfels because of the case of Anime Weinman. The 43-year-old New Braunfels woman said she was raped by a man New Year's Eve. District Attorney Bill .-Renner reviewed foe case and said it could not be won.
“This came to our attention. We just thought it would be a great idea to do something in a smaller town," said Hanna Riddedng, president of the Austin NOW chapter. “It’s easy for people in a small town to think things like this don't happen in small towns. It happens everywhere."
Riddering said rape victims often are afraid to report assaults for fear of being stigmatized or they feel the case will never prosecuted.
“The FBI eftimates that one out of
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Almon 1,200 runners competed In Saturday's Gruene 10,000, a benefit for Friends for Rivers. For more oover age, ase Sports, Page 11 A.
NOW rallies on courthouse steps
every ten rapes are reported,” said Riddering “On top of that, 55 percent of those reported are never brought to some sort of conclusion. That is rather pitiful"
Martha Moses also spoke to the crowd. She is the Executive Director of the San Antonio Sexual Assault Crisis and Resource Center which counsels rape victims on everything from emotional to legal problems.
She said those convicted of aggravated sexual assault, which carries anywhere from a IO to 99 year sentence, averaged only six years in prison in Texas. ?- ' -
She said highly publicized cases where the accused is sequined or the case dropped often result in a drop in reported cases.
She also added that 80-85 percent of all victims know their attacker, but that the random attacks often grab the most headlines.
After Weinman reported the rape to police, Reimer apparently reviewed the matter and felt the case could not be won in court. Reimer and Weinman allegedly became embroiled in a heated argument in which Reimer told Warner he would be ashamed if his daughter told a story like that. Reimer
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Oralla De La Garza of Delia and Minerva De La Garza of San Antonio mark Sexual Assault Awaransae Month at Saturday's rally on foe Plaza.
said Weimer became abusive.
"I always thought the prosecuting attorney should be on the victim’s side," she said. "My body was beaten, raped but it’s everybody clsc’s decision to prosecute...! feel like he made this a
"I’m a survivor of rape. A lot of women never survive,” Weinman told the crowd. "I want to show women what they have to go through.’’ Weinman said she does not regret
coming forward, only that her alleged attacker is not in jail.
“It’s already happened to me,” she said. “If nothing else, maybe other women in the county won’t have to go through this."
Birthday wishes from Ilia Harald-Zattung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Rosie Sher-row, Mary Mitier, Richard Ruiz, and Marla A. Rodriguez, Belated birthdays to Aaron Scheel, Anna Lane and Moses Campos.
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