New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 22, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Saw* Comal County (br mort than 142 yaarsB Horns of JOSHUA BANKS
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Serving Comal County for mars than 142 ytars ■ Homa of JOSHUA BANKS
Three sentenced in Chop-Shop operation
Texas briefs ........................2
Guadalupe River..............139 cfh
Comal River ............299 cis
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The New Braunfels Heraid-Zdiung extends the following
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Dinnaay wisnes to, Lionann MVI (lath!), Joshua Banks (10thJ), Brett Nelson (Saturday), Kyle Faust, Sun Gonzales, Johnnie
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Mark Ryan Fenner (22nd), Krystal Fay Gutierres, Mrs. Walter Koenig, Eugene IV* Golden, Sr., Harold Kail, CUn-ton Ludwig, La Voile Bryant,
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Dime iioouiroy sntnij jocnccj Easily Kufebe, Magdalina Leos, Ken Ladfaun, Helene Manning, Grace Baldowsky, Jordan
Entries sought for Fair Omen contest
The Comal County Fair association is total* fix girls who will be juniors a C1SD or NBISD this comb* school year to participate in the Fair Queen’s Conte*.
The winners will participste in visiting fhto eta festivals for the ooming year sad will represent oui akmmuniiy throughout the „ South Texas region.
Anyone interested may call Jan, Jayne or Jimie weekdays during business hours at 606-6659.
Immunisation clinic Honrs extended
■ The Comal County Health Department is offering extended bouts and additional clinics for those in our community who are in need of Each Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 25, the department will —pain open coribnuously for immunization services from 8 a.. to 5 p m. Additional clinics will be held for immunizations sfithe following locations.
New Braunfels High School (for NBHS students only) Aug 3 horn 9 un. to 3 pjr.; Bill Brown School, At*. 4 from 8:30 tun. to 11 a.m. and I p.m. to 4 p.m., .Mountain Valley Elementary School, Aug. 5 from 8:30 Am to 11 Am. and I p m. to3 p m.; Grit Run School (for Oak Run students only) Aug. I from 8:30 t m. to 3 p.m.; Lamar School, Aug. IO Bom 8:30 ajn. to 12:30 p.m.; Fawn Meadow Day Cate in Starkville, Aug. 8 Bom 4 p.m. to 6:30 pm.
CaU 620-5595 for information.
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The New Braunfels Historic Museums Association is still seeking items for their annual rummage —^ scheduled for Thursday, Augutt 4 Bom 9 Am. to 5 p m. at the Civic Center.
Please call Martha Rehler st 629-2943 or brit* your items to the Jahn Hsus, Conpervaion Plaza between IO a m. and 3 pm.
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This newspaper is primed on recycled newsprint
By CHRISTINE MARTO
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Charles Ramsay, judge, Comal County 22nd distikt court, Wednesday placed three New Bmunfobers under IO yean of supervision and ordered financial restitution for organhood criminal activity.
Yesterday, accountants finiashed [Misting how i
Judge orders restitution, supervision for next IO years
much cad) will owe. Charles and Chet Hadlock (broth
ers) and Richard Edge, of New Braunfels will pay S223 court costs plus the first monthly installment of their restitution to their victims according to the number of cars each New Braunfels man stole. Edge, who stole one car, win pay $20 per month, plus his $40 supervision fix.
The Hadlocks, who each stole about
a down can, will pay 20 percent of their income per month phis their $40 supervirion-focA They will all continue to pay the monthly amounts for the next ten yean. They win also have to pay taxes on all revenues gained Bom the operation.
Bill Reinter, Comal County district attorney, said he could have sought
jail time for the defendendants, but then he could have gotten no restitution. “They all have jobs right now."he said of the men.
The three did not dispute their accusers when caught in May. Truck Tech, in New Braunfels, from where they sold the vehicles, mostly GMC and Chevrolet pick-ups, served as a
Bom to sell what they called refurbished vehicles.
The victims who were not reimbursed for their deductibles when their CWS were stolen will receive their money first, Rcimer said. Most of the victims were from San Antonio and Seguin.
The Community Supervision/Adult Probation law of Texas provides for this type of sentencing.
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Cia van year old Shana Shad rock of th* New Braunfels Aquatic Club practices for tbs upcoming South Taxaa Junior Olympics to ba held at Lands Park Pool Saturday and Sunday.
Man pleads own case, wins not guilty verdict
By CHRISTO! MARTO
In a surprise decision, a Comal County jury found a convicted felon not guilty of harassing his parole officer when he wrote the agent a letter saying, “I intend to have all of you executed for your crimes.** Frederic John Braun, formerly of Canyon Lake, was found guilty in 1989 of aggravated assault on a peace officer. ,
In a small victory in county court yesterday, he acted as his own lawyer and asked the jury to consider that everyone in the criminsl-justice system was again* him because of the incident in 1989.
Charlie Mm, at tits* time a Comal County parole officer, mid a Canyon Lake woman had complained Brlun was calling her “baby." He lived in a bus in
Man accused of harassing his parole officer says system is against him because of 1989 incident at Canyon Lake
Canyon Lake at the time.
The police came out to investigate, and Braun was later found guilty of hitting the police officer and taking off in his bus, ramming the petrol car. Braun claimed his dog was named “Baby,” and that was whom he had been calling at the time of the 1989 complaint.
Sinoe his parole, Braun had been living in his bus in snottier county. But he remails st foe Comal
County jail this week, when he has a hearing on whether he violated his parole for the aggravated assault conviction.
Braun called five witnesses to the stand, including jail employees who testified to his good nature. The state called Motz, who said he believed Braun could be dangerous, although he was a model releasee.
Braun admitted he had sent many copies of foe letter, which he called “a cry for help,*' to government officials, including the judge, foe district attorney and a congressman.
The law defines harassment as intention to upset, harass or cause alarm.
Tom Gamer, a defense attorney out of San Marcos, said juries favor people defending themselves. “Pro se always get s the benefit of the doubt," he said "They’re going to put us out of business.”
Area sales tax rebates improving
By CHRISTINE MARTIN
Reports for city sales tax collections just in from the state comptrol? ler’s office for the month of May show New Braunfels and surrounding dries collecting more than last year.
The same holds true for the year-to-date figures. New Braunfels merchants collected $280,610.62 this May in city sales-tax
Last May they collected only $234,518.91. This was 19.55 percent less than they did this year.
Garden Ridge, Cibolo and Marion also show increases for May and year to-date.
Year-to-date figures for New Braunfels include $1,920,194 02 col-lcttttf this year, 1305 pcrcortt higher’ than last year’s Garden Ridge merchants collected $5,723.02 in city sales-tax this May, compared to $4,419.45 last May
Marion city salcs-tax collections for May came up 11.21 percent. Marion merchants collected $4,623.64 this May, compared to $3,583 last May. -.
Cibolo merchants collected $7,042.84 in city salcs-tax this May, compared to $5,879. IO last May. This is a 24.01 percent increase.
Year-to-date, Cibolo is up 28.65 percent on city sales-tax collections Cibolo merchants collected $41,523.06 the first five months of 1993, $53,420.19 for the same period in 1994.
State Comptroller John Sharp said the growth holds true for all major, Texas cities.
Clyde Walter, information specialist for foe comptroller’s Austin office, said merchants sell all sales tax collected, state and city combined, to the comptroller The comptroller sorts it out and rebates the city’s portion at a service to local government.
Michael Meek, New Braunfels chamber of commerce executive vice president, Hid he is working on a new economic indicator report for next week. He called the economy here “very healthy “
Final arguments presented at water hearing
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Discussions concluded Thursday in the evidentiary hearing phase of foe proposal fix a Comal County Underground Water District.
Parties hand their final arguments Thursday and will now (roue their dosing Easements in writing to Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission hearings examiner Elizabeth Todd
She said the will then complete a Proposal For Decagon (PFD) within 30 working days, tend the PFD to the parties, and then send her decision to foe TNRCC for approval.
Should the three-member commission approve Todd’i request, should she nile in favor of creating a district, the issue would then be sent back to voters in the proposed district for approval.
“Only if the (TNRCC) Commissioners approve, they can advise the directors to cal! elections,’’ she said
The proposal calls for a limited Ch. 52 district, with powers to tax at up to 05 cents per $100 evaluation, issue general revenue bond* and place pacing limits on wells, according to Cameron Wiley who made foe application.
“I personally think without an entity in place, we would have foe law of foe jungle out there,” he said.
The district roughly encompasses foe western portions of Comal County, those not under the boundaries of foe Edwards Aquifer.
Comal County Commissioners Court endorsed the awtion of foe district.
“We recognize the criticality of water in the Trinity Aquifer area of Comal County,” said Pct. 2 Commissioner Neil CraigmU* “We see this
(district) ai a vehicle that cauld solve some ofthe problem. Th*’* not to my there could be additional methods.”
Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation is already preparing to put a water treatment facility at Canyon Lake.
They have plans to eventually bring water toother weaem sections of the county.
“To protect the integrity of the aquifer, yea,” mid Tinker McKnight, vice-chairman of foe non-profit corporation, on the effectiveness of the district. “To solve wmer problems that exist, no.” w
CLWSC Trawler Liny Ratliff 1 claims they are opposed mainly to the taxing authority mid that the district will not address foe need for surface water.
K't not going to do anything, what ii it going to serve?** he itad
Local officials meet with monitor
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Parties involved with foe Edward* Aquifer continue to watch foe skies
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silo oic couniwHji •» CiiDcnNuia •oar and foe level of the aquifer
(flpyt officials Bop foe cfryiifti New Braunfels Utilities met with a f«wif>—i court-anointed water mon-tar this week p discuss foe future of tta and how people will uae
l ;t)JL Diaries Judge
IB bai ordered Joe G. Moore, Jr.,
Aug. I p develop foe plan.
“We tpedficaJly asked him if he would have the plan reedy ” said On* Miller, wirer negotiator fix New Btaurdefc "He mid,'Absohm-
Miller said Moore is a former director of the Texas Waer Development Board, and is “extremely fortified to have th* ppatita (water Ipopjtor).” -
The Environmental Protect! Agency Ires thrown its hi into foe mg as well, Responding to Judge , ftliliP Bupon'lonk^ foe EPA ii requiring to devise an emcryncy plan to case Sen Antonio to conform its sewage
^discharge in Ration touring levels * Coroll and San M troot v
The judge NSO opened up options tor any other plan prawned by Aug I . The city ofSan Antonio if ached
Thtohratowraidbc instituted to > safety of endangered Comal and San Marcos
ensure the safer
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