New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 16, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
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From the Dispatch
A 48-year-old Canyon Lake area man was arrested March 8 by Comal County Sheriff’s Office deputies for evading arrest or detention. He was booked into the Comal County Jail on $1,000 bond.
A 44-year-old Austin man was arrested March 8 by > New Braunfels Police Department officers for driving while intoxicated. He was booked into the Comal County Jail on $500 bond.
A 28-year-old New Braunfels woman was arrested March 8 by Comal County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a motion to revoke her probation. She was booked into the Comal County Jail on $2,000 bond.
Comal Independent School District — board of trustees meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 W. Highway 46.
Recycling Advisory Committee — noon, Tuesday, March 21, New Braunfels Municipal Building, meeting room alb, 424 S. Casten Ave.
New Braunfels City Council — 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 27, New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
Comal Independent School District — board of trustees meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 W.
Comal Independent School District — board of trustees meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Canyon Intermediate School, 1275 N. Business 35.
Comal Independent School District — board of trustees meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 W.
Comal Independent School District — board of trustees meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 W.
TLU choir to perform home concert CISD Considers
awarding school renovation bids
SEGUIN - The Texas Lutheran University Choir will perform selections from its spring tour repertoire at a home concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Jackson Auditorium.
The choir has returned from a week-long tour through select cities in Texas and the Southwestern United States.
The concert is free and open to the public. Free will offerings will be accepted.
The TLU choir, which has the longest tradition of annual concert tours of any choir in the Southwest, will perform a variety of sacred and classic selections, including Pachabel’s “Sing A New Song,” Byrd’s “I Will Not Leave You Comfortless,” and Ives’ arrangement of the Sixty-seventh Psalm.
Other musical selections include contemporary arrangements of ethnic songs “Hombe” (a Kenyan folk song); “Alleluia!” (taken from Brazilian psalms); and two contemporary Scandinavian songs: Lundvik’s “Quiet Rain” and Wessman’s “Water Under Snow
Dr. Sigurd Christiansen, (left) professor of music, choral director and holder of TLU’s Mary Gibbs Jones Chair in Choral Music, is in his 28th year as director of the Texas Lutheran University Choir.
is Weary.” A number of traditional carols and hymns are also on the program.
The 55-voice choir is under the direction of Dr. Sigurd Christiansen. Christiansen, pro
fessor of music, choral director and holder of TLU’s Mary Gibbs Jones Chair in Choral Music, is in his 28th year as director of the Texas Lutheran University Choir.
By Heather Todd Staff Writer
Comal Independent School District trustees will consider awarding bids for school renovations and construction included in the 1999 bond package when they meet 6 p.m. Thursday at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 W. Highway 46.
Kenny Whistler of Whistler Architects, a consultant for the district on the Bill Brown Elementary School project, will recommend trustees award a bid to the Artisan Group for $570,900.
Renovations to BBES include additional restrooms, kitchen remodeling, electrical upgrades and heating and air conditioning system modifications.
Trustees also will hear a
report on road development and traffic control in front of BBES in connection with a new H.E.B. grocery store on Highway 46 near the school.
Dennis Rion, senior engineer with Pape-Dawson Engineers, is the civil engineer for the H.E.B. project and will give the presentation.
Trustees also will consider awarding a bid for the Farm-to-Market 306 and Hoffman Lane elementary school water supply system.
In other business, trustees could take action on a resolution to purchase additional land for future renovations and additions at Canyon High School.
Trustees also could approval buying property for a new elementary school in the U.S. 281 and Cibolo Creek area.
Canyon Lake man pleads guilty to sex assault
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From Staff Reports
A 49-year old Canyon Lake man pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of sexual assault of a child and delivery of marijuana to a minor.
Juan Carlos Sierra is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old male Oct. 25, 1999, and of offering him marijuana at the boy’s residence in the Canyon Lake area. Sierra also faces sexual assault charges in connection with an incident on Oct. 26, 1999.
Sierra accepted a plea agreement Tuesday in District Judge Charles Ramsay’s courtroom with a recommended sentence of eight to 12 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility.
Sierra was arrested on the charges Oct. 27,1999 and he was released Feb. 15 after posting a $20,000 bond.
Sexual assault of a child is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and an optional fine of $10,000.
Delivery of marijuana to a minor also is a second-degree felony.
Sierra is scheduled for a sen-
Native plant sale slated for April
BOERNE — Cibolo Nature Center presents the Ninth Annual Mostly Native Plant Sale and Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 at The Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne on Texas 46.
The sale offers Texas native trees, plants and seeds sold by area nurseries, garden accessories and native plant books, expert gardening advice, food booths, kids' activities and book signings by native plant authors.
Admission is free.
Funds raised will support the Cibolo Nature Center.
For more information, call Shawn at the Cibolo Nature Center at (830) 249-4616, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
tencing hearing May 25.
Mark Mault, chief deputy district clerk, said a judge could accept the plea and sentence Sierra within the recommended eight to 12 years, or the judge could reject the plea.
If the judge rejects the plea, Sierra could withdraw the plea and submit a harsher plea or the case could go to a court or jury trial.
Sierra was represented by attorney Ray Taylor.
only costing about $100,000, he
Board members also selected Stryker Saunders, Mountain Breeze and Big Foot Canoes as vendors for the periodic river clean-ups.
Hard-to-reach holes at the bottom of the river also will be a lot cleaner thanks to the North Ameri
can Oceanographic Society out of Houston, which donated its cleanup services in exchange for scuba diving time and experience at the river.
The group will make four consecutive weekend dives beginning March 24 and cover the whole lower river in four weeks.
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