New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 152, No. 197
Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852
SO centsHusband-tumed-slasher gets maximum sentence
She may never get it.
She has acara from multiple knife wounda on her throat and torao that will never go away.
She aaid ahe alae had other acara inaide that no one else can ace.
She haw young children who don’t underatend why John Adam Chandler attacked her Jan. 3.
Momenta after he waa aen-tenced to 20 yeara in state prison and handed a $10,(HK) fine, he didn’t offer any explanation.
Amanda Chandler naked 207th Judicial District Judge .lack Robiaon for permiaaion to addresa John Chandler before he waa led away.
“I've been waiting for thia for a long time” ahe began.
“I need some closure for myaelf and our children mo I
Jurors give John Adam Chandler 20 years for nearly killing his wife
By Ron Maloney
Amanda Chandler didn’t get cloaure Tueaday when a Comal County jury gave her ex-huaband the maximum poaaible aentence for availing her throat and nearly
Patriotic parade makes a comeback
can give them the life they deserve. I need to know why this baa happened to me and our children. I need some cloaure today, pleaae,” she said, watching Ilia face.
He didn’t say anything to her, whispering to Ina counsel.
“He does not wish to reafKind," answered defense attorney, 'Ibm Clark.
John Chandler pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which im a aecond-degree felony.
Jurors heard a day and a half of testimony before deliberating 50 minutes to arrivist the maximum sentence for a second-degree Mony.
More local July 4th events/ 4A
By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer
“There’s ne better place to spend the Fourth than in New Braunfels,” said Assistant City Manager Don Ferguson Tuesday.
'rho New Braunfels Independence Day parade will
kick off celebre- ----
tions Friday morning, and a $12,000 fire-works display will wrap up the festivities.
“There was no
parade last year, __
so we’re really looking forward Lo having it back on,” said Michael Spain, prudent of the Sophienburg, New Braunfels Archives and Museum of History.
The festivities will focus on veterans.
Parade organizers and par ticipants will gather at 8 a.rn. at the old Sophienburg archives parking lot on Bridge and Seguin Streets.
The plaza will be closed at 8:30, and viaitors can begin setting up their spots on the plaza. The hand plays at 9 in the bandstand, and the parade starts at 9:30.
A large crowd is expected
The parade begins at 9:30 a m. on Bridge Street and proceeds
■ left on Seguin Street,
■ right on Mill Street,
■ along Mill Street and over Ole railroad tracks,
■ left on Academy,
■ left on San Antonio Street,
■ over the railroad tracks,
■ down San Antonio Street to Main Plaza,
■ around the plaza,
■ right onto Seguin Street,
■ right on Bridge Street to park.
Name change unpopular with SWT students and alumni
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The new logo and name change at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos are an unwelcome switch for many students and alumni, The Texas Legislature and Gov. Rick Perry have approved changing the school’s name to Texas State Untversity-San Marcos effective Sept I.
Bv Sean Bowlin
America Valenzuela was a member of the last class to get a diploma from Southwest Texas State University. A fact she’s proud of,
Uke many local residents, Valenzuela was against a proposal to change the name of the college located in nearby San Marcos.
Those voices of com [Ah int fell on deaf ears this year aa the legislature approved the name change. least Wednesday, Gov. Kick Berry signed the bill that
alters the identity cd the college, Effective Sept. I, Southwest Texas State becomes Texas State University-San Marcos.
What’s in a name? A lot if you ask SWT alumnae and alumni.
“I purchased my maroon and gold ‘Alumni of Southwest Texas’ Tshirt and the diploma on my wall says ‘Southwest Tunis State University,’” said alumnus Bob Wiegand. "It (name SWTj worked fine for a number of CFOs and a president,” Wiegand said, a reference to former Pres ident Lyndon Balnea Johnson.
Wiegand, the Canyon High School principal, said he never
supported the change and requested Berry veto it.
Ile said the university would have lo do a lot more than gel a new name to In* a brat-class institution. He criticized Ina alma mater for taking a laid back approach to recruiting honor students.
Alan Reaves, Canyon High assistant principal and former Dean of Men at SWT, aaid he, too, was sad to see the name change,
“I’m just disappointed that (alate Sen.) Jeff Wentworth went
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■ WHAT: 4th
Battalion 133rd Field Artillery Appreciation Day
■ WHEN: noon today
■ WHERE: Our
Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 138 W Austin St.
.Soldiers return from homeland security mission
By Sean Bowlin Staff Wntor
Staff Sgt. Mart iii Monee- j hallez pulled into the drive way of Ilia New Braunfels home Monday afternoon to find his wifi* and two rhildren standing outside waving American flags.
For Mona ballo/ and 189 other members of the 4/133 Field Artillery Battalion in Now Braunfels, it waa groat to be home.
The National (iliard unit returned home Monday alter serving ll months of homo land security duty iii Bueblo, Colo.
Th© Ural thing most did waa rush home to moo family members eagerly awaiting their arrival.
Then Tuesday morning, it was hack to t he armory to finish up paperwork.
“Tslay we’re doing cleanup stuff and getting our finan cud affairs iii order,” Maul Et Col. Robert Canon, tho battalion’s commander. “We re still on active duty until the end of July. But they allow you to come hack early and gel your financial affairs iii order so soldiers don't have to have a pay break
Canon, a Dallas Bailee Department officer iii civil mn life, said it's great to be back in Texas
“Just when we hit Kl Base,
I felt like we were hark at home,” he said.
'Hie battalion was deployed in August 2002 as part of Operation Noble Kaglo ll Its assignment was to guard a
(Above) Sgt. Xavier Klein plays with his 4-month-old daughter, Alexander, while taking a break from filling out travel paperwork at the National Guard Armory Tuesday morning. Klem was stationed in Pueblo, Colo., for 11 months and five days as part of a Ixxneland security mission, Operation Noble Eagle ll. The soldiers guarded more than 20 United States military bases in six states. (Right) Reno Moreno grabs a much-needed nap Tuesday morning. Moreno, who was also stationed in Pueblo, arrived in New Braunfels Monday.