New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
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Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at 625-9144 ext. 220.Dispatch —►School prank foiled
SCHERTZ — Five Judson High School students have been booked for criminal mischief in connection with vandalism at Samuel Clemens High School.
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City-Independent School District police chief Larry Anders said the yout hs wert* picked up just before 2 a.m. Friday by officers who answered a report that someone* was vandalizing the school.
They arrived to find graffiti, strewn toilet paper and eggs splattered on most of the schools windows.
In addition, the Judson students were carrying a gallon of bleach and reportedly planned to burn the Judson logo into the new turf on the Clemens foot ball field.
“We understand school spirit and a healthy rivalry, but when that turns to vandalism, we have to put a stop to it," Anders said.^Robbery suspect caught
SAN MARCOS—A26-year-old man wanted in connection with a Buda bank robbery has been arrested in Louisiana by t he* Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Hays County Sheriffs Sgt. Allen Bridges reported in a news release that Marcus Lee Beam of Buda was arrested in Lake Charles, La. Thursday.
He is being held without bond in the Calcasieu Parish jail on aggravated robbery charges.
Other state and federal charges are pending.
Beam allegedly robbed the First, American Bank located on Nort h Loop 4 in Buda on Sept. 27.
Hays County detective Teddy Grabarkewitz, working with Texas Rangers and a Travis County detective, was able to identify Beam as the suspect in the robbery, Bridges reported.
Beam is allegedly suspect in 'IYavis County and Austin cases also, hut he is not a suspect in two previous robberies at t he First American Bank in Buda.
CANYON LAKE —The Comal County fire marshal is seeking information on a fire that destroyed a Canyon Lake home late in September.
The residence, a dou-blewide mobile home, was destroyed in a 2:30 a.m. fire on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Anyone seeing any suspicious activity near the residence or in the area of Lakeview Park subdivision no matter how insignificant — may call t he fire marshal’s office at 620-3400 or 885-4883.
Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of whoever is responsible for this crime.
Call (830) 620-TIPS or l-800-640-8422.
NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL - regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Municipal Building, council chambers. 424 S. Casted
EDWARD S AQUIFER AUTHORITY - Board of Directors meeting, 4 p.m., Tuesday, 1615 N. St Mary's Street, San Antonio.
LANDA PARK GOLF COURSE ADVISORY BOARD -7 p.m. Tuesday, golf course club shop
NEW BRAUNFELS HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX COMMITTEE — regular meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, conference room A, Municipal Building, 424 S. Casted.
Then Tanner asked what hi1 wore on his belt.
Brown answered that he always carried a large key ring — and a leather knife sheath.
Defense attorney Stanley Schneider asked her if Davis wore a pager — and asked if she’d ever actually seen him remove a knife from the leather sheat h.
She acknowledged that she hadn’t.
“But I saw him use it to fix things around the restaurant,’’ she said.
“But you never saw him take it out?” Schneider asked.
“You saw something on his hip and assumed it was a
Friday’s testimony opened with cross-examination of former New Br aunfels police officer Dennis Keating.
Schneider pointed out discrepancies between Keating’s written report and a transcript of a taped interview with a witness.
“To be perfectly honest, that was the first taped statement I took from a witness," Keating answered. “Prior to Nov. 17, 1989,1 had not taken a formal statement. Basically, what I did as a patrolman was gather information on an offense report and forward it to (the Criminal Investigations Division).
Keating lived in the New Braunfels Oaks Apartments,
not far from Balonis. For reduced rent, he provided “courtesy patrol” in the complex when not on duty as a police officer.
The night Balonis was murdered, he returned to his apartment to drop off a can of borrowed brass cleaner, he said.
“I had a sense of helplessness because Kathie was probably killed while I visited my apartment,” Keating said. “It s something I’ve had to deal with over the last 12 years.”
Monday, the prosecution’s case cont inues.
Davis, 42, is on trial in Johnson City for capital murder for allegedly killing Balo
nis, 24, a Bulverde third-grade teacher who lived in the New Braunfels Oaks Apartments.
If the jury of seven men and five women finds him guilty, Davis faces life in prison.
District 22 Judge Charles Ramsay moved the trial to Johnson City because of publicity surrounding the case here.
Davis was tried originally in 1990, convicted and sentenced to life in prison. The conviction was overturned in 1992 because then-district attorney Bill Reimer allegedly intimidated a witness.
The trial is expected to last two more weeks.
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Phelps, Gale O’Hara Pospisil and Sylvia Sanchez also have applied. The board oversees the tillocation of the city’s three-eighth cent sales tax.
The terms for Parks and Recreation Board Advisory Board members Ray Martinez and Stefani Powell expire Oct. 13. Powell has applied for reappointment. Dan Alden, John T. (Thin my) Allen, H. Kay Allen, Nancy P. Cronen, Michael Garrett, Randy Heinbaugh and Bill Thompson also have applied.
K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung
Haleigh Mudd, 4, holds a bag full of her very own children’s books and maybe one or two for mom Julie (left) and baby sister Emily. Friends of the Library began their two-dollar-a-bag sale at 3:30 p.m. Friday to wrap up their 15th annual book sale at the New Braunfels Civic Center.COUNCIL/From 1A
on the candidates during its regular session, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Guadalupe Castillo’s five-year term on the NBU Board ends Oct. 31. Castillo has applied for reappointment; H.Kay Allen has also applied for the position.
The two-year terms on the 4(B) Board for Mark Manthey, Bill Morton, C. Ray Schoch and John Weber expire Oct. 9. Morton and Schoch have applied for reappointment, while H.Kay Allen, John Robert Clark, Michael Garrett, Larry
OBRA installs new directors
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
SEGUIN — Myrna P. McLeroy of Gonzales County, Jack R. Gary of Hays County and Frank J. Pagel of Refugio County began their terms as new directors of the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority (GBRA) on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Board’s regular monthly meeting in Seguin. They were appointed in August by Governor Rick Perry.
McLeroy, who is replacing former director Ashley Turberville, was raised in Houston and moved to Gonzales in 1984, where she operates a farm that has been in her family since
MCLEROY 1885- She is owner of the
McLeroy Land Group in Gonzales, which conducts mineral title searches and negotiates oil and gas leases for various companies.
She attended Southern Methodist University and the University of Houston. Her community activities include director, Torch of Freedom Foundation; commissioner of the Housing Authority of Gonzales, a member of the Empowerment Board of Gonzales; member of the State Republican Executive Committee since 1996; chair of the Gonzales County Republican party since 1990; member of the American Association of Professional Landmen since 1978; and a member of the Gonzales County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.
Mr. Gary lives in San Marcos and replaces for- ————j
mer director »• HflHP
estate and GARY investments. He
attended Southwest Texas State University and the University of Houston, where he studied petroleum engineering. He is a member of the American Management
Association, the American Forestry Association, the Farm Bureau and the First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Page! will represent Refugio County and replaces former director William A. Blackwell of DeWitt County. Pagel lives in Tivoli on a farm that has been in his family for three generations. He graduated from Texas A&M College with a B.S. in Animal Husbandry and has been actively involved in agricultural production since 1957.
Pagel served in the United States Air Force as an instructor pilot for the 3558th Combat Crew Training Squadron and formerly owned and operated Progreso Aviation as well as a commercial aerial application business.
He is a temporary board member of the Refugio County Underground Water District, served on the Refugio County Farm Service Agency committee for 20 years and is the current FSA county chairman. He was named Man of the Year in Agriculture by the Texas County Agricultural Agents Assoil C^a^°n ^
_i§P Chairman of the ^j| liefly Refugio County
\ ty since 1996. In
PAGEL er ^or Congress
man Ron Paul’s campaigns and a county delegate to the Texas Republican Party State Conventions. He is also a member of the Texas A&M Century Club and Former Students’Association.
GBRA is governed by a board of nine directors appointed by the Governor of the State of Texas and confirmed by the Senate. The IO counties in GBRA’s statutory district are represented on a rotating basis.
Previously appointed directors who currently serve on the board include Pamela M. Hodges, chair, Kendall County; Stephen F. Wilson, vice-chair, Calhoun County; Frederick ‘Fritz’ Schlather, Guadalupe County; John P. Schneider, Jr, Caldwell County; Catherine R. McHaney, Victoria County; and Kathleen A. Devine, Comal County.