New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
■ WEEKEND, PAGE 12
Whitewater readies hot summer line-up
■ SPORTS, PAGE 6
Local grapplers eye state titles
■ NEWS, PAGE 3
Comal County adopts burn ban
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Bar suspends Clark immediately
By J. Louise Larson
The very wheels of justice Mark Adrian Clark once turned as an attorney have rolled back around.
The Texas State Bar Association, where Clark was once a sworn
member in good standing, suspended him immediately Wednesday.
Clark, 55, was sentenced earlier this month to seven years in the Texas penitentiary system on the second-degree felony charge of attempted sexual performance of
a 12-year-old girl — the daughter of a client — in June 2010.
Clark could serve as little as a fourth of that time once he actually goes to prison. He is out on a $24,000 appeal bond, and has hired
See CLARK, Page 7► DAVID A. WALKER
Alcohol cited as cause of death
Father wants to know exactly what happened
By J. Louise Larson
According to his death certificate, David Allen Walker, 16, died of complications of acute alcohol intoxication.
Family members last saw David Walker, a student at Premier High School charter school in New Braunfels, alive when he went to visit neighbors on the evening of Dec. 18,2010.
The next morning, his father and brother went looking for him and found his body in a nearby field.
James Walker wants to know exacdy what happened to his son.
“They said he left at 9:15 p.m. and the next morning, he’s dead in my field,” the elder Walker said. “Somebody knows more and they need to come forward.”
New Braunfels Police Department met with the Walkers on Thursday to tell them toxicology results were in, but the NBPD isn’t releasing the cause or manner of death because the investigation is ongoing, said Sgt. John McDonald of the criminal investigative division.
While providing alcohol to a minor is a misdemeanor offense, when the minor dies from alcohol poisoning, the
See WALKER, Page 7
JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW AND SALE
Jana Cay Hardin, 17, receives her grand champion banner Thursday after showing her goat at the Comal County Junior Livestock Show.
Goats, rabbits, swine... Oh my!
By Will Wright and Megan Holt
Hundreds of children scurried around Comal County Fairgrounds Thursday evening in nervous anticipation.
Making sure their swine were washed, fed and watered, the children prepared to enter their five-month projects into the
■ ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: See more photos from the 2011 Comal County Junior Livestock Show at www.herald-zeitung.com.
Comal County 4-H and FFA Stock Show.
About 226 swine paced in their pens and awaited their moment before the judge.
“You’ve got to walk your hog every day,” said Hannah
See SHOW, Page 5
Comal County Junior Livestock Show Association's show and sale continues today through Saturday at Comal County Fairgrounds. Times:
■ Sheep — Today at 7 a.m.
■ Steers — Today after sheep show
■ Heifers — Today after steer show
All sales can be made on Saturday. For information, call Mike at (210) 860-9623 or Jeff at (830) 702-0000.
MISSING CHILD ALERT
JOSHUA DAVIS JR
Joshua Davis Jr., 18 months, disappeared from his New Braunfels home on Savannah Hill Circle on Feb. 4.
He is the son of Josh Davis and Sabrina Benitez.
New Braunfels Police, Texas
Rangers and FBI agents are actively seeking information on Joshua's whereabouts.
Call (830) 620-TIPS if you have a tip. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information.
Hunt for clues goes nationwide
NBPD investigator: Someone knows more than he/she is telling
By J. Louise Larson
Finding Joshua Davis Jr. has taken investigators across state lines in search of information.
And authorities believe that someone, somewhere, knows more than he or she is telling about the toddler’s Feb. 4 disappearance.
Lt. John McDonald of New Braunfels Police Department’s criminal investigation division said FBI investigators have been talking to individuals far away from the Savannah Hill Circle neighborhood where Joshua J. Davis, 18 months, vanished into thin air three weeks ago.
McDonald said the FBI has talked to individuals out of state who might have knowledge about the personalities of individuals connected to the case in some way.
“There’s probably nothing more serious than a child case,” he said. “Every day we chase new leads that come in."
This week, a fresh batch of rumors were circulating that Joshua had been found, but as of Thursday, authorities said, there was no new information in the case.
The leads are, for the most part, consistent in the areas
“I do believe there are people out there who know some facts that we don’t have, and I urge them to come forward... I do believe people have information (as to Joshua’s whereabouts.)... I think that person needs to come forward.’’
New Braunfels Police Department
they recommend searching or scenarios they recommended exploring, McDonald said.
“Every now and then we get some that’s new to us,” he said.
“I do believe there are people out there who know some facts that we don’t have, and I urge them to come forward... I do believe people have information (as to Joshua’s whereabouts.) ... I think that person needs to come forward,” McDonald said.
The Texas Rangers and the FBI are still in town, working on the case, but time is of the essence, McDonald said.
“Every day is critical in the investigation,” he said.
Interviews are still being
See JOSHUA, Page 7
Officers who saved woman’s life on Dec 2 to get medals
By J. Louise Larson
Medals ofValor will be presented at Monday’s New Braunfels City Council meeting to three New Braunfels Police Department officers who saved the life of a New Braunfels kidnap victim on Dec. 2, 2010.
On Thursday, authorities released the footage of the incident where Officer Robert Salinas, Officer Kyle Williams and Cpl. Joe Robles shot
■ 0NUNE EXCLUSIVE: Watch dramatic footage of the Sunspur Road incident at www.harakl-zeftung.com
and killed gunman and would-be kidnapper Glenn Shane Godden, 39, after he turned his gun on them.
At 7:56 p.m. on the night of Wassailfest, three officers responded to the 1800 block of Sunspur Road in reference to a possible kidnapping.
See MEDALS, Page 7
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Comal ISD might have way to save teachers’ jobs
By Will Wright
A lot of Comal Independent School District teachers will be resting easier today, as a new plan crafted by the superintendent might save their jobs.
Superintendent Marc Walker’s initial cost-cutting plans would have eliminated 113 full-time teaching slots and 82 more nonteaching positions, as part of a pro
jected $16.8 million budget shortfall next year. Walker, however, revised those numbers at Thursday’s Comal ISD board meeting, saying he expects part of the district’s $57 million fund balance — and attrition — might be enough to keep many of the district’s tenured teachers from losing their jobs.
Walker hopes to apply as much as $6.7 million of fund balance toward
See CISD, Page 5
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