New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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ORMS coach arrested, accused of sexting student
By J. Louise Larson
Editor’s note: 1 his story contains language that might be offensii>e to some readers.
In what appears to be a shocking breech of public trust, OakRun Middle School teacher and coach Clinton David Beck was arrested Tues
day for alleged-ly sending sexu-ally explicit texts ML JK to a 13-year-old IC/i ^ji female student.
Beck turned himself in on the warrant, Beck which stemmed from allegations first raised on Dec. 2, when the parents of
CODE OF CONDUCT
For more about what's stated in the NBISD Employee Code of Conduct, see Page 12.
the alleged victim brought their daughter’s cell phone to the New Braunfels Police Department. They asked Det. David Schroeder to look at a text message conversation,
reportedly between their daughter and Beck. The alleged text conversation involved 292 texts sent back and forth during a five-hour period.
Beck, 26, who is married, has been employed with NBISD for three years. He hegan his career there at New Braunfels Middle School
before transferring to OakRun Middle School, where he taught health and sponsored a peer mediation group. He also coached seventh grade football, eighth grade boys basketball and track and field.
Schroeder conducted the investigation, reviewing phone records and conducting interviews with Beck, with
the girl and her parents.
In a complaint sworn before Judge Jack Robison on Dec. 28, Schroeder concluded Beck acted "with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of Clinton Beck and victim, intentionally communicate by text message in a sex-
See BECK, Page 12
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State halts NB business for selling unapproved medication
By Greg Bowen
The Texas Attorney General’s office has accused a New Braunfels man of selling to doctors and clinics prescription injection drugs that were not approved for sale in the United States.
According to a release from the AG’s office, a court-ordered temporary restraining order has been issued halting the business activities of Brian Bailey of New Braunfels and his business, Elite Med.
Bailey, who lives on Farm-to-Market 306, listed the business address of Elite Med as 1742 Hunter Road, but state inspectors said they found no inventory or records kept at that address, a small home that Bailey rents to tourists, the AG said.
The state’s lawsuit, filed in Bexar County, says Bailey provided unapproved prescription medical devices — arthritis injections — to Texas clinics and physicians.
The AG said that Bailey, in April 2006, began to distribute the injection drugs Ortho-vise, Synvisc, Hyalgan and Eufflexa, which he purchased in bulk from a Canadian company, M.T.E. Diagnostics.
There was no indication in the lawsuit that the devices were sold in Comal County.
Inspectors with the Texas Department of State Health Services, who referred the case
See ELITE, Page 2
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More Than Just a Hot Meal
By Megan Holt
For some senior citizens, a familiar knock on the door during the lunch hour brightens their day.
The Meals On Wheels program at the Comal County
Senior Citizens Center has been helping feed New Braunfels homebound and disabled seniors since the early 1990s.
Hot, nutritious meals are served to low-income people who wish to remain independent in their homes, said James Walker, Comal County
Senior Citizens Center nutrition manager.
“Before, seniors were proud and didn’t want outside help, but now, families aren’t able to help them as much,” Walker said. "The economy has a lot to do with it. People are trying to get any kind of benefits to make
Walker said Meals On Wheels serves an average of 205 home-delivered meals daily with a yearly total of 49,200 meals.
Just a week into the year,
51 clients have applied and
See MEALS, Page 12
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The Comal County Senior Citizens Cente Meals On Wheels prc gram is always in nee of volunteer drivers. 1 help, visit the Comal County Senior Citizen Foundation website a www.nbsenior.org.
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Lacks Home Furnishings closes doors Wednesday
Signs advertising the closing sale at Lacks Home Furnishings are posted in the store's windows Wednesday.
By Greg Bowen
Workers with Lacks Home Furnishings in New Braunfels and Schertz seemed to be taking the closing of the 73-year-old chain in stride Wednesday.
"Everybody’s had a tremendous attitude,” said Adam Peek, manager of the New Braunfels store, as an employee dismantled his office desk, which had been sold.
The company, founded in 1938, announced in mid-
November that it would close its 36 retail stores across Texas due to bankruptcy.
Wednesday was the last day of business for the New Braunfels store, where customers browsed around seeking bargains among the last few unsold pieces of new furniture and the well-used filing cabinets, shelves and other office furniture that had been used in the store.
Peek said the New Braunfels
See LACKS, Page 2