New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 5, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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IN SPORTS DAYHerald-Zeitung names All-Comal County
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New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 Mardi 21,1995
Obituaries # 2A
Letters to the Editor 5A
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Dan O'Neal, Ervin Henke, Thor Barren, Andy Villanueva, NiekoUuu Murphy. Belated birthdays - Kenneth Osteen, Frank Young, Melvin Tausch. Happy Anniversary to Helen A Jerry Darned (24th),
Herald-Zeitung Cheer fund donations sought
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung's Cheer fluid campaign to provide food for local needy families is continuing with much success, according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery.
Avery said that any type of non-perishable food item can be donated, as well as money. The Cheer fund goal is to assist 200 local families this year. To donate, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144.
Today's donations were from:
■ David & Cynthia Wagner -$30 ■ Lee St Lucille Mensinger - $25 ■ Gary & Pamela Barr-325 ■ Today's Total -$4,568.02
The first ever Wassailfest, a downtown trail of fun, festivities and friendship, will be held Thursday night, Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. downtown. There will be music, caroling, Santa and more on the streets, and open housesThroughout the stores and restaurants, with* a Wassail contest for the best Wassail. Braun tex Theater will provide a free showing of the Christmas classic "Prancer” for the kids, with supervision by the New Braunfels High School Interact Club.
For more information, call 608-2100.St. Paul Lutheran prasants living Christmas scenes
St Paul Lutheran Church of Bulverde will present living scenes that depict the Christmas story, on Dec. ll and Dec. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The church is located on U.S. Highway 281, one-quarter mile south of FM 1863 between Hwy. 46 and state loop 1604. For more information, call 980-2813Railroad work ahead for NB
Starting today on State Highway 306, the Union Pacific Railroad company will be reconstructing their crossing. In the days and weeks ahead, the railroad company plans to reconstruct all the crossings through the city of New Braunfels.
Roads will be totally closed to all highway vehicle through traffic during the night time working hours of IO p.m. and 7 a.m.
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46 Pages in (our sections ■ Dec. 5,1993 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Homa of DAN O’NEAL
Vol. 142, No. 17
★ 1993 ALL COMAL COUNTY TEAM ★
Davis9 bond hearing^ set for Monday
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
A hearing will be held at I p.m. Monday to determine whether or not bond should be reduced in the case of murder suspect Jack Warren Davis.
Davis is standing trial for allegedly murdering local
Jack Warren Davit
Local Dream Team
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
The 1993 Now Braunfels Herald-Zeitung All-Comal County Team Includes first team members (from left, bottom row) Brett Parrish (Canyon), Albert Gallegos (New Braunfels), Dint Hsjeck (Smithson Valley), Danny Ortiz (Canyon), Day Skarovsky (New Braunfels), Bryan Wleland (Smithson Valley), Jason Welch (Canyon). Second row, from left: Chip Parrish (Canyon), Brian Hank (New Braunfels), Mike Johnson (Canyon), Doug Zimmerman (Smithson Valley), Brett Zaeske (Canyon), Todd Vesells (New Braunfels), Todd Mitchell (Canyon). Back row, from left: Kevin Vestal (Canyon), Brian Chaffs (New Braunfels), Cody Balmbrldge (Canyon), Cliff Froellch (New Braunfels), Isaac Mesa (Canyon), Lance Elcholtz (Smithson Valley), Jeremy Schuetz (Canyon.) See Sports Day, Page 9-12A for mon on All-Comal County Taam, Including Oftenslva, Defensive Players of the Year, Coach of the Year and Sophomore of the Year.
school teacher Kathie Balonis, 2A, it her New Braunfels Oaks Apartment on Nov. 17, 1989.
The hearing will be held at the Coma! County Courthouse. District Court Judge Charles Ramsay will be the presiding judge.
A hearing concerning a writ of habeas corpus filed by Davis’ defense attorney was heard leal month tip. Ramsay. Ramsay (toitoi enough svf; denee existed to requite Davis to Maul trial. Officials said a new trial will probably not be held for at least a year. Davis stood trial the first time in 1990. His conviction was overturned by the oourt of appeals. He has been held in jail since 1989.
One year later, drug interdiction still effective deferent
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
One year after the Alamo Aiea Narcotics Task Force conducted its drug interdiction project on Interstate Highway 35, all of the people arrested have been convicted and officials are calling it a success.
The two-day project began Dec. 9. More than 230 pounds of marijuana was confiscated and more than 11 arrests were made.
They have all come to trial and all have been convicted,” said Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer, executive director of the Alamo Arca Narcotics Task Force.
‘‘One case has been appealed. I believe the appeal deals with the constitutionality of the stop. That’s the only thing they could challenge. The one appealing was probably the best case we
made,” he said.
“In every trial, they made a motion to suppress. The judge ruled in favor of the state each time,” said Bremer.
The task force did run into some problems with the operation because of attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union and some talk show hosts in San Antonio questioned the constitutionality of the stops.
‘‘We have since convinced most of them that it was within the law," said Bremer.
"We were very pleased with the operation. We spent a lot of time researching this before we started. We worked with both the district attorney and different federal groups,” he said.
Because of the success of the project, Bremer said the task force will probably conduct more traffic stops at another time.
He said the timing will depend on the man
tid photo by JOHN HUSETH
Last year's drug Interdiction saw 230 pounds of marijuana confiscated and 11 arrests were made
"Safety is one of our primary concerns,” he said.
He also said the project helped with the morale of officers.
"Everybody likes to do something different It was hard work. Maintaining the safety of the traveling public requires a lot of effort,” he said.
"They (deputies) are anxious to do it again and we will as soon as the time is right” he Mid.
Bremer estimates 1,000 pounds of marijuana are transported north on Interstate Highway 35 on a daily basis.
"Now that the harvest season is over, a lot of new marijuana is out on the market” he said
power available and the construction on the highway.
The first project included officers from the sheriff’s office, the Alamo Area Nmooucs Task Force, New Braunfels Police Department and tire border patrol.
Local races beginning to unfold after latest announcements
Candidates must file with party to become officially in race
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Local candidates seeking re-election so far include County Judge Carter Casteel, Commissioners Moe Schwab and Neil Craigmile.
lieutenant governor and governor.
Although announced, candidates are not official until they have filed with their respective party chairs to get on the ballot, according to the county clerk's office.
Announced candidates include Ted Key for the County Judge’s position, Diana Guerrero for the Precinct #1 Justice of the Peace seat and Nile Rei-del and John Curtis for the 207th district judge seat vacated by Robert Pfeuffer, who is not seeking another term.
Other positions up for election in the March primary include county treasurer, county clerk, district clerk, justices of the peace, state senator,
Dec. 3 through Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. is the time period allotted for them to do so. The filing must be in the county chair’s hand at 6 p.m. — a postmark will not suffice.
In addition to various meet the candidates evens and ether political functions, the League of Women Voters are planning a candidate forum in February and the Herald-Zeitung will run Question and Answer interviews with local candidates which will be published in future editions.New Braunfels’ distance from
Austin likely to discourage Apple
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Counties and cities across Texas are putting in their bids to attract Apple Computer Inc. to their area and officials from the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce have also put forth their efforts.
However, Chamber President Tom Purdum said the executives from Apple have made it clear that they would like to be located within 30 miles of Austin,
"We are out of that circle,” he said New Braunfels is 45 miles from Austin.
Purdum said the chamber has sent information about New Braunfels to Apple executives.
Apple Computer Inc. had made pima la
locate in Williamson County.
On Tuesday, the Williamson County Commissioners Court denied a tax abatement to Apple because the company's health insurance and benefits cover domestic partners, including couples of the same sex.
Officials with the company have said the vote oould keep the company from building in Williamson County.
Hays County officials are putting together a proposal to present to Apple Computer Inc. The proposal is the combined effort of Hay* County, City of San Marcos, other Hays County cities, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos Manufacturers Association and Pedemales Electric Cooperative.Today’s Texas Lottery numbers are 9-31-36-38-41-47 Jackpot $3 million