New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung
Staffers at the Sophienb'jrg Museum decorated their offices and hallways to get ready for the upcoming Christmas Candlelight tour, to be conducted from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Ornaments such as the Santa (below) decorate the museum’s tree.
By K. JESSIE SLATEN
Volunteers and staff have decked the halls and trimmed the tree at tile Sophienburg Museum in anticipation of Saturday’s 13th % annual Christmas Candlelight tour.
Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, hundreds of people are expected to follow the tour route to three Candlelight locations, where they will find entertainment and food.
Santa’s Workshop will be at the New Braunfels Conservation Plaza, 1300 Church Hill Dr.
Christmas on the Guadalupe will be at the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, 1370 Church Hill Dr.
Tbe 12 Days of Christmas, captured in traditional Scherenschnitte (white paper
decorations), will greet visitors at the Sophienburg Museum & Archives at 401 W. Coll.
In keeping with the theme, Helen Hoffmann and fCeva Boardmann created the Sophienburg 12 Days of Christmas art pre
sentation, with a few twists.
Viewers will no doubt recognize the five golden rings, but that may be all.
With a nod to German heritage and a wink of good humor, the artists and exhibit committee have created a whimsical display that is appealing to the eyes and endearing to the spirit of Christmas.
With a simple shift in a noun or verb of each verse of the song, the Sophienburg’s 12 Days of Christmas features the likes of six bespectacled geese a-seeing instead of the traditional six geese a-laying.
The Sophie Shop has hand-blown glass ornaments, pewter gifts and decorations, wooden nutcrackers and smokers.
Tickets are available the Sophienburg Museum for a donation of $3 per person. Call 629-1572 for more information.
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Three weeks and counting
The final outcome of the presidential election is still in dispute more than three weeks after the nation voted on Nov. 7. Here are some key upcoming dates in the presidential election process.
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Nov. 26: Florida Secretary of State declared Bush the winner of the state’s 25 decisive electoral votes.
Dec. 1: The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on the Bush petition to reverse a Florida Supreme Court ruling permitting recounting of votes to continue past a state-mandated deadline.
Dec. 12: Florida certifies its state electors.
Dec. 18: Electors in each state meet to cast their votes for president.
Dec. 27: Deadline for federal and state officials to receive electoral votes, unless Congress passes a law to change the date.
Jan. 6: Congress meets to count electoral votes.
Jan. 20: Presidential inauguration.Christmas pastUnlike Scrooge, holiday revelers relish glimpse at history
Comal woman gets seven years for intoxication assault
By Jennifer Rodriguez Staff Writer
As 26-year-old Christina Delmoral read passages from the Bible with a friend Wednesday outside the Comal County Courthouse, inside the building, a jury was sentencing her to seven years in a state penitentiary.
On Monday, Delmoral, 26, admitted to two separate counts of intoxication assault and driving drunk in the wrong lane of Farm-to-Market Road 2722 in
On Wednesday, after a three-day trial before 22nd District Court Judge Gary L. Steel, the seven-woman, six-man jury took less than four hours to decide the verdict.
As jury members individually confirmed the unanimous decision in the third-degree felony case, Delmoral buried her head in her arms and sobbed, and defense attorney Mark Clark patted her back.
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Source: National Archives and Records Administration: compiled from AP wire reports
Comal commissioners lobby lawmakers for more authority
By Ron Maloney Staff Writer
AUSTIN — Comal County officials are in the Texas capital this week lobbying legislators for increased powers to conserve water and manage growth.
County Judge Danny Scheel, commissioners and other officials are attending a pre-legislative conference where they discuss potential legislation.
Comal County will talk to Senator Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, and Rep. Ed Kuempel, R-Seguin, as well as other representatives. They are seeking support for an
agenda that includes:
• Greater authority for counties adjacent to large metropolitan areas to control growth through zoning or subdivision rules;
• Full statutory authority for the Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District;
• Authority for counties to enact impact fees similar to municipalities; and
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Vol. ISONo. 17 14 pages in 2 sections November 30, 2000 ri~> Serving Comal County since 1852 50 centsThursdayGore pushes on; Bush ‘ready to take the reins’
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Comal County jail escapee apprehended
By Jennifer Rodriguez Staff Writer
Law enforcement officers captured one of the two men who escaped from the Comal County Adult Detention Center 6n Monday.
Johnnie Lee Cooper Jr., 27, and Wayne Edward Weirich, 37, escaped from the county jail about 2 a.m. during an overnight work detail. The pair had been stripping and refinishing floors when they climbed to the roof
from an interior recreation area and escaped.
At 3:20 p.m. yesterday, a team comprised of officers from more than five agencies arrested Cooper at his 71-year-old uncle’s home in the 200 block of Easy Street in Guadalupe County.
“With him being in custody, now we can focus all our energy,” Capt. Dennis Koepp said.
“Before, we were following leads on two people who went different directions. Now
we can focus all our energy on one person, Koepp said.”
Weirich remains at large and is considered dangerous.
Besides Cooper, officers arrested the owner of his hideout: his uncle, Billy Baldwin.
Earlier yesterday, officers arrested a friend of Cooper, 24-year-old Darcy Patterson, in the 400 block of Oak Tree Road in Guadalupe County.
“Throughout this investigation Patterson
was alleged to be involved in assisting Cooper with his escape procedures, and in turn we wound up at Baldwin’s house and arresting Cooper and Baldwin,” he said.
Both Patterson and Baldwin were charged with hindering the apprehension of a known felon.
The offense is a third degree felony punishable by 2-10 years in state prison and a fine of up to $ 10,000.
By Ron Fournier
AP Political Writer
. Al Gore raced between TV interviews Wednesday asking, “Will we count all the votes or not?” while his lawyers urgently sought a court ruling with the answer he wanted. Both Gore and rival George W. Bush pressed forward with separate blueprints for building a presidency.
“On Jan. 20, a President Bush will be ready to take the reins of the government,” said top adviser Andy Card — awarding his boss a title that Gore still hopes will be his.
The vice president is trying to overturn the official results of Florida’s make-or-break election before the public’s patience runs out on the 22-day ordeal. Needing a quick court victory, Gore authorized his divided legal team to ask the Florida Supreme Court to recount contested ballots or order a lower court to do it, two Democratic sources said late Wednesday.
Bush planned to meet Thursday with retired Gen. Colin Powell, his
still-to-be-announced choice as secretary of state. The Texas governor also was calling GOP congressional leaders and assigning his staff to call Democratic lawmakers as the vice president struggled to keep his party ip line.
With the stakes so high, the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature inched closer to securing Bush a backup plan: Lawmakers were considering naming their own electors to settle the fiercely fought election. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the candidate’s brother, said he would sign the necessary legislation “if it was the appropriate thing to do.”
Still, with the recount case headed to the highest court in the land, Jeb Bush said, “The United States Supreme Court trumps the Legislature.”
Gore, too, played president-elect at a business meeting with running mate Joseph Lieberman, transition director Roy Neel, Labor Secretary Alexis Herman and Kathleen McGinty, former head of the White House environment office.