New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 2, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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I Vol. 142, No. 79
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Arts & Entertainment.......................7
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Pauline Diaz, Ashley William, Jean Kneuper, Aiken Parker, Paul Porter, Iris Schlather, CUnion Prentiss, Bob McEiree, Dorothy Schumacher, Cafyn Kerens, Bob Simon, Kerry Pool
League to sponsor Juvenile violence A justice panel
The Comal Area Provisional League of Women Voters will sponsor a panel on Juvenile Violence and Justice Thursday,
March 3 it 7 p.m. at the Victoria Bank A Trust, Herb Schneider Room.
The League is participating in a one year study on the issue of juvenile violence and justice.
The panel discussion will focus on prevention and will feature Robert Owens of the police department disarming the DARE program, Miribcth Powers from the Texas Juvenile Probation Department, Martha Ellis with the PRIDE program, Marti Woodard from the Comal County Juvenile Probation Department and Jansey who is a member of fee Texas League ct Women Voters Juvenile Violence and Justice
The public is encouraged to For more information, con* tact Delate Hick* a <29-51(7.
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Antique Show A Sale sot for Moreh IA20
The 42nd Semi-Annual Antique I Show A Sale will be held March 11-20 st the New Braunfels Civic I Center.
The show will begin Friday, March 18 at 11 a.m. and end Sunday at 6 p.m. The show will end at 17 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and ill start rn 12 pan. on Sunday.
, Admission ie $2.50 and is good for all three days.
I Senior Cit fawns I Foundation lunohson
The Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation will holt its second annual luncheon/style show Un Monday, March 21 a 11:30 Is m. Admission is $7. Tickets are Ion sale a the Senior Citizens Center, 655 Linda St.
Mangum pleads guilty to murder
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Steven Wayne Mangum was sentenced to 50 years Tuesday after pleading guilty to the murder of New Braunfels resident Linda Brown.
Mangum plead guilty in district court. Comal County District Attorney Bill
Ramer said he was sa- ■ McDuff given death sen-isfied with the plea. tenet, See page 2
“It stops us from hav-
ing the hearing we were going to have on the incompetency or insanity defense and the change of venue,** he said.
According to Reinter, the 50-year sentence is not much different from a life sentence since parole must be considered.
“It boils down to whether or not we would get an extra year or so. The Parole Board doesn’t recognize anything above 50 years. Fifty years sounds psychologically better to a defendant,** he said
Ramer said he believes Mangum chose to plea a this time because he had run out of delays. Mangum had changed attorneys once which allowed a long delay in hearing pre-trial motions. His current attorney is Ronald Zipp, of New Braunfels.
Zipp said the decision to plea guilty was made by Mangum.
"He wanted to get this matter behind him and go on wife hit life. Mr. Mangum accepted the 50 yean. That was hit desire to accept it. It wit his decision,’’ he
"Obviously there are many things that go through a penon’s mind in this situation. I WM prepared to go forward on the pm-trial motions. I had witnesses subpoenaed He indicated his desires. We obviously represent the client,*' said Zipp. "This was the first time he really indicated wanting to do something along these lines."
Rdtner said fee ame let Mangum know this would be his list fthara* to plea.
“We threw down fee gauntla and told him he had to Aah or cut bait,” he said
Rainier said he believes if fee matter hadgooe ta trial, Mangum would have received a life semcncdS>w-ever, he said it would have cost the county between mOQO to $30,000.
Mangum is currently being held in the Comal County Jail. Zipp said he did not know when Mangum would be transported to fee Tcxm Department of Criminal Justice’s Institutional Division.
Brown, 50, wm murdered on Aug. 28 ar 'he Des Port Hsus townhouses in New Braunfels. She and Mangum, 49, were living in the same residence.
Reports show Brown wm shot in the head by a bolt action rifle. Reimer said Mangum, who originally claimed he wm cleaning his gun, had shot twice. One bullet went into the ceiling and the other hit Brown.
Brown wm transported to • hospital in San Antonio and died two days after the shooting. Mangum wm arrested at the scene by New Braunfels police officers. His bond wm set at $250,000.
TCI officials yet to determine the effect of recent FCC mandate
Cable company studying options
By JENNIFER ROMFCL
Officials from TCI Cableviaion have not determined what effect a (kdrion to by fee Fbderri Communications Commission to cut (Able rates will have on the local cable market.
Mark Morrison, manager of the New Braunfels TCI office said cable operators have not received much Information about the required reductions and were not sure if it would “have any or little at all impact.”
Morrison saki ft queers cable openers may have fee choice between cutting rates or adding more program-
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By JENNIFER ROMPEL
No injuries were reported in an accident Tueeday that involved a Rusk Independent School District bus, a Chevrolet Suburban pulling a travel trailer and a Dodge
New Braunfels Police Officers and New Braunfels EMS responded to tbs accident. The accident occurred at tpproxinotely 9**20 us. in fee 2000 block of Interstate Highway 35.
According to LL John Wotnmack, there were 18 students on the bus, fetes qwnsaty and a driver. Their ages ranged Bom 16 to 18. The students wees on a biology field trip and were going lo 3m World, t:':’*' to )E6pOEtB shovy tho j^ityurtoPi
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Wotnmack said the acridan! could have been very serious. Ha also arid fee highwaywm only ria* down Jbt a gamic ofmtoytes so fell dsbria could na rkiamd fewn fee road.
Thanks to fee help of fee New Braunfels Independent Satori District, the Rusk atudcoa were tibia to continue their field trip.
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Teacher and parent’s intuition prevents child from being taken to Mississippi
By JUMPER ROMFO.
The decision requires many cable television service rates to be cut by 7 percent.
The move wm made to oorma sn early attempt to cut prices feat wm determined not to be effective.
No detennimrionhM been made on how the cuts will charge individual bills but there will be decreases in all but premium chfnneU.
The new mea are expected to be in effect by May IS. The new decision is expected to be mote effective becauM the FCC will be allowed to "step-in” if a cable company donga its billing procedures in order to keep from being regulated.
TT» FCC ordered a reduction in rites last year but subscribers were upeet because some twee roM due to restructuring of charges.
The intuition cfs local teacher, penes and an admlriiuoa prevented fee tether of a Goodwin Primary student ftom taking the child to Mississippi this week without the knowledge of the child's mother.
New Braunfels police offioets were notified at 7:56 a.m. Fab. 28 fem a possible kidnap-ping wm taking plaoe at the school. According to Det Basel Boatright, who investigated the call, fee person allegedly taking the boy turned out to be the male student's tether, James Jahns of New Bnunfela. No deem or custodial order wm on file concerning fig child Boatright said the boy's parents were na divorced. He explained the man allegedly entered the classroom and told the teacher he wm taking his son to a doctor's appointment.
Boatright said a restraining order had been flied against Jahns in fee past keeping him from being on fee Bhoot grounds; however, the order had expired.
According to Boatright, fee department wm gung still able to fee criminal treqwa chargee agriot The
Jahn. Jahn posted bond and wm released Mon- lowed day ftom the Comal County Jail.
Two other men who were with Jahn were silo trotted. One on criminal tieipass chargee and one for drug charges.
The men woe stopped an Inentme Highway 35 headed toward San Marcos. Boatright arid he believes the man wm planning to take the boytoMiariasippi.
Marlene Moots, principal a Goodwin, said fee man did na stop it the office before going to his son’s classroom. She added that many parents were st fee campus on Monday beanie ft wm Public Schools Week.
"He told the teacher he needed to take the etym so m The teacher felt tome-
thing wm wrong and Mowed them down the hall. She told them they needed to atop at the office,” she arid.
Moore said after fee teacher mw that the man did na stop a the office, the tetcha went to fee principal and 911 wm called She arid the panea of another child wm standing outride the school sod mw fee and the child leaving.
"She mw romething th* did na seem right. The boy wm na screaming and wm na itnig-But he wasn't happy,” she said parent, who had a cellular phone, followed fee men and child and ga tbs plate of the man's vehicle. Moore said it wm
the quick action of several people fem allowed the polios to fee wign She yifo ariki tbs fletcher followed fee procedure for tbs incident.
“We have to have teachers wife this kind of intuitive ways,” she said
Moors arid nothing could ba dons by tbs school to keep fee man ftom taking fee child She explained his name was lined on the child's card m being able to pick the boy up ftom school.
"If his name had na been on tbs card, I probably would have really done a la of calling and held the child until I ga all fee inter-nation, "she said.
“Wa have no right to hold a child ftom his parent,” said Moore. "I think parents riiould have an active updated reattaining adar. Wa really focus on those. The administrator muri have to have a legal reason to had on to a child. If papers are na done, our hands ars tied** she said.
Moons also said feat dooct to the schoa am na locked because many cl Mira are bald in portable buildings and studerto muat be able to enter other parts of tire campus.
“I think we have all lived in a vwy trusting environment. Tinas ms changing." she saidDon’t miss Horizons ’94 - Coming March 27 in the Herald-Zeitung!