New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Stepmother charged in 1961 slaying
CONROE, Texas (AP) — The stepmother of a 4-year-old girl whose 1961 death was once attributed to pneumonia now faces accusations of kicking the child to death.
Mary Morgan, 56, was arrested by police in Splendora, Texas on an Illinois warrant Friday, one day after St. Clair County authorities examined Michele LeAnn Morgan’s exhumed remains.
The investigation was re-opened after Michele’s brother, who was 8 at the time of her death, claimed last year he saw his sister bounce ’Mike a rag doll” as their stepmother stamped on her stomach Aug. 9,1961.
The girl later threw up blood clots, he said.
Mrs. Morgan was being held on $1 million bond on a first-degree murder charge in the Montgomery County, Texas, Jail, said Splendora Police Chief Bob Gonzalez. She has been living in West Columbia, Texas.
Gonzalez said he pulled over the van carrying Mrs. Morgan and her husband after being alerted by a Houston television news crew that had been following the couple since they left their home Friday morning.
West Columbia Police Chief Don Fairrel said officers had gone earlier Friday to arrest Mrs/ Morgan on a murder warrant out of Illinois but that no one was home.
Astronauts try again after two landina delays
SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP)
— Once again, Columbia’s astronauts moved the shuttle into position to land early today after weather delays lengthened their flight to almost 18 days, a space shuttle record.
Columbia had two chances to land at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the first at 5:49 a.m. CST; the second about I 1/2 hours later. Conditions were expected to be only slightly better than they were on Friday, and flight controllers were keeping an eye on fog and clouds.
The shuttle also had one opportunity at about IO a m. EST to land at the backup landing site, Edwards Air Force Base in California, which had a better weather forecast.
Fog at Kennedy and high winds at Edwards thwarted attempts to land on Friday, and low clouds were the problem on Thursday.
The five astronauts broe the space shuttle endurance record — 16 days, 21 hours, 48 minutes and 30 seconds
— on Friday, a few hours after Mission Control decided to leave them up another day. Columbia,
NASA’s oldest shuttle, set the previous record last summer.
UT officer remaining finalist in president search
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A second candidate for the presidency of the University of Minnesota has withdrawn, leaving just one finalist.
Judith Ramaley, president of Portland State University in Oregon, announced Friday that she withdrew her name from consideration over concerns about the job.
“I became increasingly aware that (the University of Minnesota) has mixed expectations about its own future and conflicting ideas about the role, scope and approach to leadership that the next president should exercise,” she said in a written statement released by Portland State University.
Ramaley, also a candidate for president at the* University of Vermont, got overwhelming support in an unofficial straw poll of the Minnesota Student Association earlier this week.
Another finalist for the job being vacated by President Nils Hasselmo next summer was William Muse, president of Auburn University. He
withdrew this week to accept a 5-year contract with his school. Ramaley said the narrowed field influenced her decision./
Journalist who wroto about drug trafficking killed
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police who found an abandoned 1995 red Mustang forced their way into the home of the crusading crime reporter who owned it to find that he, his wife and their three children had been beaten to death in their beds.
The bodies of Fernando Balderas, his wife, Yolanda Figueroa, their 18-year-old daughter and two younger sons were discovered Thursday night in their home in a fashionable neighborhood of southern Mexico City.
They were all beaten to death with a blunt object — possibly with the base of a heavy statue — and appeared to have been dead more than 24 hours, police said.
During an afternoon news conference, Mexico City police denied earlier news reports that said the five had been killed with shots to the head.
Vengeance was being investigated as a possible motive.
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Leigh Ann Dees, who will be the school’s first principal, said teachers will have to remain in their current classrooms until Dec. 16, but they are already sending supplies they won't need before then to the new school.
“We’M ill ready to move,” said Dees. ‘'Tfia-kids are even more excited than the teachers “They are ready to get over there.” CISD Superintendent Jerry Major said moving should be completed by
Report of burglary of habitation, 204 Loop 337, U S Telecom Co.
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Report of assault bodily injury, 1102 Business 35
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Report of assault bodily injury, 661 Oasis St
Report of burglary of motor vehicle, 651 Walnut Ave
Traffic stop arrest, 900 Business 35 Arrest, reckless driving, 5000 IH 35 Misdemeanor arrest, disturbance, 107 Wisdom Ct.
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Tuesday or Wednesday, and there should be no problem starting classes on time.
Major added that the move will be a learning process for the district and will help it do a better job with the other two intermediate schools that are expected to open their doors in January.
“it’s a teaming process for us since we’re doing it in the middle of the school year,” Major said.
“I’m sure there will be some bumps, but we’ll get over them with
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Burglary of habitation, 1652 Hedgestone, Canyon Lake, entry through garage doors, damage to black GMC vehicle, no arrests
a little patience from everyone, and we’ll be even more efficient (with the next two moves.)”
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Report of criminal trespass, 9467 FM 1863 Road, New Braunfels, no arrests WaSwday
Warrant arrest, Chad Dewane Deason, 19, 1404 Chestnut Dr ive, Schertz Warrant arrest, Roberto Torres Carrera, 34, 868 Pueblo Circle. New Braunfels Warrant arrest. Antonio Casarez, 37, 2911 Sunset Drive, New Braunfels
Public intoxication arrest, Walter Lott, 75. U S 281 North TunOy
Burglary of habitation , 1545 Rosewood Terrace. New Braunfels, suspect entered garage, stolen property video camera, 35 mm camera, 14 karat gold bracelet, woman s gold wedding band, two pairs of roller blades, two bags of used clothing, total value of $2,025, no arrests
Criminal mischief, Canyon High School, 1510 Interstate 35, New Braunfels, damaged right quarter panel of vehicle, value $400, no arrests
Burglary of habitation, 1052 Roadrunner Lane. Canyon Lake, entry through garage, stolen property: two video cassette recorders, one shotgun, cordless dull, three knives, speakers, boots, costume jewelry, Mickey Mouse watches (20 to 30 years old), total value of $1,560. no arrests.
Arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated and carrying of a weapon, Anthony Rene Villa, 34, 371 Deer Meadows, Canyon Lake, weapons 270-caliber Savage bolt action rifle with five live rounds and magazine in case. 380 caliber automatic handgun with six live rounds in magazine, arrest made at U S 281 at a recreational vehicle park in Bulverde, refused breath test
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Arrest on a charge of misdemeanor theft, Debbie Summerlin Avila, 32, 1031 Quail Hill Drive, stolen property: black wire frame newspaper rack with coin
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Willing T. Williams *
Willine T. Williams, formerly of Canyon Lake, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996 in Dallas, TX at the age of 77.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 1996 at
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake, with minister Cart Dye officiating. Burial will follow at the Cranes Mill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. until service time.
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Mallard W. Ivy Sr.
Manard W. Ivy, Sr. of New Braunfels, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1996 at the age of 76. Mr. Ivy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Ivy of New Braunfels; daughter, Linda Ward and husband Larry of Roundrock; sons, Frank Ivy and wife Betty of Austin, and Manard Ivy, Jr. and wife Susan of New Braunfels; sister, Almeda Poth; brothers, Marvin Ivy, J.W. Ivy, A.C. Ivy, and Sherman Ivy; eight grandchildren, and three greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in
death by daughter, Barbara Smythe.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 7, 1996 at Zoeller Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Peters officiating at IO a.m. A graveside service was held at 2:30 p.m. in Smithville City Cemetery, Smithville, TX.
Jack Eugene Weaver Jr.
Jack Eugene Weaver, Jr., age 52, of New Braunfels, died Friday, December 6,19% at is residence. He was born August 19, 1944 in Victoria, TX to Jack Eugene Weaver, Sr. and Emalu Juanita Westbrook Weaver. He married Marilyn Marie Mittmann on Feb. 15, 1986 in New Braunfels. Mr. Weaver was a 1962 graduate of Sam Houston High School in San Antonio. He was a retired police sergeant with the San Antonio Police Department and at the time of his death he was a corporal with the San Antonio Airport Police Department
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■ Authorization to modify credits required for graduation from New Braunfels High School — with the changes in the accelerated block schedule at the high school, the administration is asking the board to reduce the graduation requirements..
■ Acceptance of resignations, retirements, approval of
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Survivors are his wife: Marilyn Weaver, mother: Juanita Westbrook Weaver; daughters: Peana Michele Fleetwood, Wendi Sharee Weaver Langlinais, Kathleen Denby-Poiter and Beverly A. Denby-Kama; sisters: Susan Walker and Margaret Holcomb; six grandchildren; Alexandra Cathryn Langlinais, Zackory and Kolby Porter, Allyson M. and Dylan K. Denby-Kama and Matthew Schmitt. Funeral services are Monday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Tree of Life Fellowship with Rev. Karen Duncan and Rev. Mark McKinney officiating. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Visitation begins at 8 a.m. Sunday and continues until noon Monday. Memorials may be made to Home Health/Hospice of Central Texas, 1345 Thorpe Lane, San Marcos, TX 78666 or the Don Duncan Memorial Building Fund, 652 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
appointments and leaves of absence of employees — Birdberry has not yet submitted his resignation for board approval, but can still do so before Tuesday night’s meeting. This is the last regular action meeting before Jan. I.
■ Award a bid for removal of waste oil tank on Kraft building property.
■ Award a construction bid for Kraft building.
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