New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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18 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, October 23,1996
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■ Home of JUSTIN SNAY GARCIA
Vol. 144. No 247
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: J sa Harter, Evelyn Kropp, Cindy doos, Mattie Wackwitz, Bern ieee berger, Gloria P. Guerrero, Norma lean Schultz, Merle Kaderli,
Denise Holster, Richard Eastin, Tracy Lorenz, Becky Fest, Justin Shay Garcia (6 years belated), kelvin Schwab, Eloe Benitez and Raymon Sanchez III (14 years).
Anniversary wishes are extended to: Dottie and Greg Johnson (4 years) and Steven and Shelley Kneuper (8 years belated).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Cedar Elm — 4 Cedar —8 Grass —6 Ragweed —70 (Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel.)
Comal River —168 cubic feet per second, same as Tuesday.
Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 622.95 feet above sea level, same as Tuesday.
Canyon Dam discharge — 95 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 57 cfs Canyon Lake level — 904.38 feet above sea level. (Below conservation pool.)
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NBU reports pumping 6.339 million gallons of surface water, and no well water was used Tuesday.
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Lunchuon to address woman’s conc Gins
Women in business are invited to attend a round table luncheon at noon Thursday at Pinto Ranch Grill. Everyone is invited to bring a special guest, and lunch is dutch treat. For more information or to make a reservation, call Susan Phillips, EVENTS! at 609-5030
Community Chorale concert on Sunday
The New Braunfels Community Chorale will present a concert of familiar songs of Gershwin, Berlin, Carmichael and others at 4 p.m. on Sunday at First Baptist Church.
Rod Wednesday today around town
Wednesday is Wear Red ; Wednesday, and residents are : encouraged to wear red along : with their red ribbons. Thursday j is Pledge Thursday. A public ; forum on the community’s drug ; problem will be at 7 p.m. at the : NBISD Education Center.
Haunted house and ; games planned
; A haunted house and game booths will be open from 6 to : 10 p.m. Saturday and 6 to 9 j p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew • Lutheran Church, 7420 FM : 2722 in Startzville. $3 per person, $2.50 if with group of six or more.
Support group meets
; The New Braunfels Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at noon Thursday at Ryan's , Steakhouse
j Town Hall meeting jnext Tuesday
Cathy Talcott, District 5 : coucil member, will hold a ;Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. on tuesday at the Municipal Building, 424 S. Casten St.
Authorities nab alleged carjackers
From staff reports
Guadalupe County authorities made three arrests late last night in New Braunfels in connection with a carjacking in McQueeney.
Jermaine Antoine Hill, 19 and Brandon Graves, 17, were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. A juvenile male was arrested and charged with robbery and possession of a prohibited weapon, a 22 caliber, said a Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department spokesman. All three are Seguin residents
The sheriffs department report said deputies responded to a reported carjacking at about 11:42 p.m. Tuesday at the Li’l Super in McQueeney.
The male victim said he was on the pay phone outside the closed store when the suspects drove up, pointed agun at him and took his car keys.
The suspects left the scene heading west on FM 725 to New Braunfels. New Braunfels police helped in the apprehension of the suspects.
Emotions run high at Ullrich trial
Family of victim leaves courtroom as evidence presented by prosecution
By ABE LEVY
SAN MARCOS — On the second day of the murder trial of Paul Scott Ullrich, prosecutors introduced as evidence the victim’s blood-soaked clothes, the alleged murder weapon and the testimony of the defendant’s 9-year-old daughter.
Comal County Assistant District Attorney Dib Waldrip began calling witnesses against Ullrich, 39, who is accused of the Jan. 22 stabbing death of off-duty Deputy Constable Ben
Kiesling married Ull-rich’s ex-wife, Sandra, less than a month before his death.
The trial, which is expected to last one week, was moved to Hays County earlier this month after a ruling that media reports and the popularity of Kiesling made it impossible to select an unbiased jury in
Members of Kiesling’s family, who attended the day’s proceedings at the Hays County Justice Center, walked out of the courtroom in tears as Waldrip showed the 12-member jury a pair of jeans, a blood-stained shirt, a denim jacket and boots, which witnesses confirmed
Kiesling was wearing at the time of his death.
New Braunfels Police Detective Mike Osborne, who oversaw the police investigation of the killing, identified the victim’s shirt and undershirt, testify ing they had matching cuts through the left chest areas.
Osborne also confirmed the authenticity of explicit photos of the crime scene and the victim’s body.
The detective identified a buck knife with spots of blood that Ullrich helped police find on the frontage road of Interstate 35.
He confirmed photos that showed the knife had the etched initials “S.U.,” which correspond to Ullrich’s last and middle names.
The defense did not object to the admission of the knife into the court record.
Ullrich, whose family also attended the trial
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Teachers’ focus is on the students
By DENUE DZIUK
The New Braunfels Independent School District recognized the achievements of two of its teachers at Friday night’s football game, naming them as the district’s elementary and secondary teachers of the year.
Carolyn Wallock was named Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Kimberly Hoyt was named Outstanding Secondary Teacher of the Year.
In her essay to compete for the award, Wallock said her greatest accomplishment as a third-grade teacher at Memorial Elementary School is helping her students achieve.
’’Every child deserves a chance to succeed, and giving a child tasks in which he can be successful fosters mote success,” she wrote. ’’Bringing out that special or unique talent that every student possesses, is the greatest accomplishment I can make in a child’s life.”
Memorial Elementary School Principal Sharon Tate said Wallock ’’exemplifies the heart and soul of our
Wallock has a wonderful rapport with students. Tate said.
”Carotyn loves all kids, but the children that are the most challenging, she requests,” Tate said^ ’’We celebrate with her at the end of every year when she has made some kind of breakthrough with another student.” Hoyt coaches and teaches physical education at New Braunfels Middle School.
In her essay, Hoyt said many teachers and coaches taught her what it means to be an educator and strengthened her passion for teaching.
“Those I was closest to never judged kids, they loved you for who you were. Education was important, but not the only thing,” Hoyt stated in her essay. “It was the life lessons, the teaching of character and integrity that intrigued me the most. The time, energy and most of all, the caring they put into their students would make anyone want to become a teacher. Anyone can teach out of
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Hearing set on county
By DENISE DZIUK
A heanng is set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday to determine whether the Comal County Commissioners Court acted outside its authority when it voted last year to rescind late-night drinking hours in the unincorporated areas of the county.
In February of 1995, the commissioners voted to rescind a 1979 order extending drinking hours in the county to 2 a.m.
The new order stated that bar owners had to stop selling alcohol at I a.m. on Sunday and at midnight the rest of the week.
Bar owners, saying the action caused a loss in business and income, filed a suit against the county and the
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Herald-Zsituna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Ashley Engel poses for photograph by tether Berino Engel Tuesdey st the First United Methodist pumpkin patch. The pumpkin sales at the church ara an annual fund-raiser sponsored by the youth group. Proceeds go to youth missions programs, including Habitat for Humanity and a church building project.
offered Keller 1SD position
By DENISE DZIUK
Charles Bradberry, superintendent of the New Braunfels Independent School District, has received a job ofter from a school district near Fort Worth and is expected to decided within days lf he will pursue it any further.
Bradberry said he was contacted earlier this month about the opening at the Keller Independent School District and interviewed for the position Friday.
An offer was made Saturday.
“It happened kind of fast,” Birdberry said. “You don’t expect to go interview for a position and get an ofter the next day. One of the things they were so impressed with was our test scores.”
Bradberry said he is considering the offer, but has not reached a decision yet.
He has until Thursday to respond to the offer.
If Bradberry is interested, negotiations will begin and representatives from Keller ISD will likely come to New Braunfels for a visit. Those negotiations would include a starting date.
“They’ve made me an ofter, hut I have not reached a decision yet,” Bradberry said. “I just wanted some time, and I told them that. They’re giving me the time.”
Bradberry, who is in his 14th year with NBISD, said he has had numerous job offers over the years.
‘It will be a really tough decision for mo.’
—- Charles Bradberry NBISD
Each job offer in the past “just felt like it wasn’t a good match for me,” Bradberry said.
The supenntendent said he will consider this offer just as closely as past opportunities.
Bradberry added that he often goes for interviews so he won't hurt his chances in the future if he decides to leave.
The Keller job is not the only possible opening that he can consider.
At the same time he learned about the Keller job. Bradberry also received a contact from another, larger school district.
lf he turns down the Keller proposal, Bradberry could still have an opportunity to interv iew with the second district in November.
“Today, with the exception of (Assistant Supenntendent of Finance) Lonnie C urtis, Eve hired every administrator here,” Bradberry said. “It will be a really tough decision for me.”
Campaign contributions came in all shapes and sizes
By DENISE DZIUK
Large donations from other campaigns, personal loans and outside contributors all figured in the August election of two seats on the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees, which drew a record number of voters.
The law requires each of the four candidates in the two races to file campaign finance reports, listing the names of each contributor of $50 or more and itemized expenses related to the campaign.
The candidates are required to file the reports 30 days before the election and eight days before the election, and candidates must then file reports each year if funds are received and/or spent.
The next report must be tiled in January.
In District 3, Dr. Carlos Campos defeated the Rev. Charles Dellaven.
Campos received $5,560.77 in campaign contributions and spent $3,485.41.
His largest contributor was Grainger Weston, a Marion resident who owns property in the district. Weston gave
Dr. Campos and his wife contributed $500 to Steve Weaver’s campaign. The Campos campaign contributed an additional $316.25 for signs.
$2,500, or 45 percent of the money raised by the Campos campaign.
Galvin Weston, who has the same Marion mailing address, gave an additional $500
Phil Miner gave $250, plus an additional $624.71 for film negatives and newspaper advertisements.
DeHaven received $5,146 in contributions and had expenditures totaling $5,104.74.
In addition to the contributions, DeHaven reported a $500 loan from his campaign treasurer, Dr. Hylmar Karbach.
Mike Ybarra made two separate con-
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