New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 28, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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DEAR ABBY 2E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 2EBail set for Ortiz; held in different jail
By Ron Maloney
SEGUIN — The second defendant in the Nov. 20 killing
of Diego Saenz has been lodged in the Guadalupe County Jail while police continue to seek a third suspect.
A spokesman with the
Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday Christopher Andrew Ortiz was being held on Comal County charges, although he said he was not
aware of what the charges were.
“I Ie arrived here yesterday,” die official said."You’ll have to talk to someone in Cornell County."
New Braunfels police detec -tive Sgt. Bob Parchman acknowledged Saturday that Ortiz was being held in Guadalupe County, although
a press release issued Friday, said he would be going to the Comal County Jail.
See CASE, Page 8A
Lopez gives child her kidney
By Leigh Jones
Jennifer Lopez will never have to wonder if her life has mattered.
On Nov. 4, the 26-year-old SmithsonValley I Ugli School graduate donated a kidney to 2-year-old Michael Wang, a little boy she met for the first time the day before her surgery.
“I know now that my life has had purpose,’’ she said. “I don’t have career goals, but I want to be the best person I can be. We all have the ability to share love and compassion.”
Most people would agree with Lopez, but few go to such extremes to live out their beliefs.
IWo months before her surgery, Lopez shocked and impressed the staff an University I lospital in .San Antonio when she called and announced she wanted to
See DONOR, Page 2A
Tour of Faith
Another church is profiled in the weekly series of churches in and around Comal County.
CISD seeks dentists’ help for students
By Leigh Jones
When Comal Elementary School Nurse Patrice Chauret has a student come to her office with a dental emergency, she does not have many options to stop the pain.
Two years ago, the Texas Department of Health discontinued the Fee-for-Service program, leaving Chauret and her colleagues without anywhere to send their students.
Most of the children with severe decay and pain live in poverty — they do not have insurance or money to pay for expensive dental work.
“I see everything from abscesses to teeth that need to be pulled,” Chauret said. “These kids can’t even concentrate in class because they’re in so much pain.”
Comal Independent School District Nurse Supervisor Sharon Wright said the only thing nurses can do is start calling local dentists and hope they find someone willing to do the work for free.
See DENTIST, Page 8A
Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung
Michael Williams, 4, points out a Christmas decoration while shopping with his grandmother, Shirley Schraeder, at the Christmas Showcase of Arts and Crafts Saturday morning.The show continues at the New Braunfels Civic Center today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Christmas Showcase of Arts, Crafts show continues today
Above, Linda Hubbard adjusts a wreath in her booth while, Brandy Russell, left, fine tunes the candle display in her booth at the 22nd Annual Christmas Showcase of Arts and Crafts.
By Scott Mahon
There’s still time today to do some Christmas shopping at the annual Christmas Showcase of Arts and Crafts at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
In its 22nd year, tile event continues today from IO a.m. until 5 p.m., and otters everything from handmade quilts to bird houses.
Showcase inc. of San .Antonio puts on the annual event, and Cindy Molina said Saturday that almost IOO exhibitors are showcasing their products this year.
“We’ve got all kinds of exhibitors, including exhibits for purses, jewelry, candles, clothing, wood items, Christ-
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■ What: Christmas Showcase of Arts and Crafts Show
■ When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today
■ Where: New Braunfels Civic Center
mas decorations and furniture,” she said.
While you’re shopping, you can also enjoy a casual lunch catered by Cateran of New Braunfels.
In tail, long time visitors Betty lo Sitterie and I larriet David of I anyon Dike were enjoying lunch together Saturday after doing some shopping.
“lf you live in New Braunfels, then you should shop in
See SHOW, Page 8A
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