New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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I Birthday wishes from I the HeraM-Zeftung! J
■ The New Braunfels Herald- I ^ditung extends the following I birthday wishes to: Traci I I Brace, Lisa Gonzalez, James I Ray Whitaker (Monday), I Suzanne Winters, Vivian I I Nowotny, Teresa Price (Mon- I I day), Jeslka Miller (Monday), I Lindsey Brucks, Susan I Brucks (Monday), Jennifer I Lombardo (11 years), Frankie I Matheson (sweet 16 Monday),| Martha Levin, Betty Jo Sltterte (Monday), Monroe Weyel, Lisa Torres, Lucy Hartfield, Vir- I ginla Rugrath (belated), I Dorothy Rheinlaeneder (belat-! ed), Belinda Vargas (belated), I Sue Ward, Laura Martinez I (Saturday) and Gus R.H. Fult-1
I Happy anniversary wishes go I to: Melinda and Raco Gomez I (11 years), and Earl and Marie I ■saton (57 years Saturday). I
■ To have a birthday or anniver-1 Vsary listed here, call 625-9144. I
Community Chorale I [concert today I
| The New Braunfels Commu-1 [nity Chorale will present a con-] I cert of familiar songs of Gersh-I I win, Berlin, Carmichael and I I others at 4 p.m. today at First I I Baptist Church. I
I Haunted House I
I continuos tonight I
| A haunted house and game | [booths will be open from 6 to 9 I p.m. today at St. Andrew I I Lutheran Church, 7420 FM I 12722 in Starkville. $3 per per-I son, $2.50 if with group of six I I Qf more. ” * • .. I
I Now organlTatlon to I
"S.O.S." Save Our Schools is organizing to address the issues that are coming before the New Braunfels Independent School District.
An organizational meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Senior Citizen Center, 655 LandaSt.
Town Hall mooting Tuesday a venins
Cathy Talcott, District 5 council member, will hold a Town Hall | meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Municipal Building, 424 S.
Also attending will be Mayor Jan Kennedy, City Manager Mike Shands and other city department heads who will be available to answer questions and concerns regarding District 5.
Chorus rehearsals Nev. 3 In Beguin
Rehearsals for the Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus begin at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Ayers Recital Hall on the Texas Lutheran University campus.
The chorus will be performing parts of Handel's “Messiah," under Dan Long’s direction.
For more information, call Dr, Fred Frueholz at 625-6420.
Halloween sal* night at CHS
The Little Theatre Company at Canyon High School is sponsoring its third annual Halloween Safe Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Ele-mentary-age children or younger are invited. Each child should have their own trick or treat bag.
Photo booth available.
See special section.
On top of the world!
Comal County volleyball teams earn playoff berths. See a special report, page 1B.
Cougars lose heartbreaker to Hays.
See page 2B.
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60 pages in five sections B Sunday, October 27,1996
Serving the Comal County area for more than 144 years B Home of VIVIAN NOWOTNY
Vol 144, No. 250
A long weekend...
Jurors in Ullrich trial resume deliberations Monday
By ABE LEVY
SAN MARCOS - After hearing four days of testimony and evidence, the jury in the murder trial of Paul Scott Ullrich deliberated for about three hours Friday until State District Judge Jack Robison granted a request to resume their deliberations on Monday.
The trial was moved to Hays County from Comal after the judge ruled pretrial publicity and the victim’s popularity would not afford a fair process.
The court will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center instead of the Hays County Justice Center where proceedings were held throughout last week.
Both lawyers said they got little sleep during the trial that included more than 20 witnesses, including the defendant cm Wednesday and Thursday.
Ullrich, 39, is pleading not guilty to stabbing to
death off-duty deputy constable Ben Kiesling on the morning of Jan. 22 at a trailer park off of Highway 46 in east New Braunfels. If convicted, he faces five years to life in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The 12-member-jury was given about a 10-page charge, which defense and prosecution lawyers agreed upon after many hours of deliberation. The charge details the legal options for the jury to weigh in finalizing a guilty or innocent ruling. Jury members asked for their own individual copy of the charge.
The jury is made up of six men and women, two of whom are Hispanic and one African-American. The two alternate jurors were women and were dismissed Friday from possible jury service now that the jury has begun deliberations.
Comal County Assistant District Attorney Dib Waldrip brought at least 11 witnesses to the stand to
Turn to Ullrich, Page 12A
Fit for a queen
Herald-Zeituna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Michelle Moore It crowned Smithson Valley High School Homecoming Queen Friday by 1995 Queen Kristie Acker
Herald-Zeituna Photo bv MICHAEL DARNALL
^|Rangara clinched the District 264A volleyball title Friday with a win over Del VefieTsee a Herald-Zeituna Soeclal Resort on dim 1B on the ai it re it of area blah school volleyball teems.
Volunteer organizations are big winners at $5,000 Night
Traditional class schedules still being used
,v (Editor '.v note: The following is the last of a three-part series on class schedules utilized by Texas school districts.)
By DENISE DZIUK
When the state upped graduation requirements, many schools opted to change their class schedules, but some have remained on the traditional schemes.
According to a report from the statewide initiative division of the Region XIII Education Service Center, as of September, 64 Texas high schools were on a six-period day, 486 were on a seven-period day, and 139 were on an eight period day. There are 1,255 schools total.
“There aren’t a lot of schools on the six-period day,” said Roger Harris, principal of William H. Taft High School in San Antonio. “We just happen to be one of the schools on it.”
Harris said a committee has looked at other scheduling options, but there are no plans to change right now because it seems to Ik* working.
Harris said teachers are still able to ‘leach like they always did,” going indepth in the subjects despite only a 55-minute class, and students are managing the work load six classes pose.
“School is an educational process and students come here to get whatever quality education they can. There’s
Turn to Schedule, Page 12A
lh April, the State Board of Education increased the minimum number of credits needed to graduate from 21 to 22, and reduced the number of electives students can take. The changes will apply to students who are freshmen in 1997-98.
To earn a minimum high school diploma, the following credits are needed:
■ four credits in English
■ three credits of math, including Algebra I
■ two and one-half credits in social studies
■ two credits in science
■ one and one-half credits in physical education fThe current maximum of two credits of physical education will remain in effect.)
■ one credit in computer technology
■ half a credit of economics
■ half a credit of health
■ half a credit of speech
■ six and a half credits of electives, with one of those being either world history, world geography or science.
Local requirements, as well as the requirements for the recommended or distinguished diplomas, are higher than the minimum requirements.
By DAVID DEKUNDER
The New Braunfels Service League will make local charities and one lucky winner very happy when it holds its eighth annual $5,000 Night in November.
$5,000 Night is a fund-raiser in which $10,000 is collected. Five thousand dollars is split between four or five volunteer organizations in New Braunfels. The other $5,000 is drawn from amongst the guests at the event.
Karen Cleland, NBSL spokeswoman, said $5,000 Night is a grand affair with a good purpose.
‘‘It is a lot of fun,” Cleland said. “We have dozens of prizes donated by San Antonio and local merchants. Most of die people go home with something.”
When and! where
This year's New Braunfels Service League $5,000 Night will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in Gruene Hall.
Two hundred pnzes donated by league members and businesses will be given away. Prizes include Spurs tickets, Rockin ‘R’ River riches, gift certificates, Southwest Airlines tickets and much more.
Food and beer will be provided at the event with different types of food being catered by area caterers. NBSL members will be required to bring a dish.
Last year 200 tickets were sold for $5,000 Night with 400 people attending, Cleland said. This year 225 tickets have already been sold which means 550 people will attend the event.
Local volunteer organizations who have benefited in recent years from $5,000 Night have been the Women’s Shelter, the Children’s Shelter, Habitat for
Turn to $5,000, Page 12A
Kara Boodee finds a comfortable place to aft and draw at Hospital pumpkin patch Friday morning.
by MICHAEL DARNALL
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