New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 6, 2009, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 156, No. 258 32 pages, 4 sections
8 UOOC3 UUUU¿ 8Missing woman found in Canyon Lake
The body of San Antonio woman Morgan Clark, missing since Aug. 30, was recovered Saturday
Authorities recovered the body of Morgan Clark Saturday morning after a week of intensive searching.
Game wardens with Texas Parks and Wildlife, with the assistance of Comal County Sheriff's deputies, found the 20-year-old San Antonio woman after her body surfaced in Canyon Lake near Jacob's Creek Park at approximately 10:30 a.m. Her body has been turned over to the medical examiner's office to
determine an official cause of death.
The discovery brought an end to the massive search that involved game wardens, sheriff's deputies, the Department of Public Safety and dive teams with the New Braunfels Fire Department and the San Marcos Area Rescue Team.
"There were approximately 60 people that participated in the
recovery in some form or fashion." said C^apt. Danny Villalobos of Texas Parks and Wildlife.
"Everyone put out a great effort," he said. "We've recovered the body and that has brought relief to the family"
Clark went missing Aug. 30 after she was ejected from a boat when the driver, Robert Gilson, 68, lost control. She was not wearing a life jacket and disappeared after being thrown into the water. Her family held a constant vigil at ( >inyon Uke since her disappearance.
Canyon Like hotels offered free lodging and Randolph Marina provided wateri raft for the search.
(>lark's family made a statement Satiirtlay morning timnigli Villalobos.
They are verv appreciative of the support the Canyon Like community offered," he said.
They are relieved in the sense that the body had been reroveied and they can start the grieving process."
Theron Brittain can be reached at (830) 625-9144 ext. 224 or by email at [email protected]
WAGES, BETTER WORKERS
Sarah Bell makes a German chocolate latte while working Friday at the Gruene Coffee Haus, 1720 Hunter Rd.
Local wages tend to trend higher than legal minimum
By Eric J.W«ilbach«r
Deirdre Gorn^ley is working toward her GED, and to make ends meet, she works as an usher at the Marketplace Cinema 12 on N. Business 35. She earns $7.25 — the minimum wage.
Deirdre said she didn't notice a difference in her paycheck when the minimum wage increased from $6.55 to $7.25 nationally this past July.
Across the rest of New Braunfels, it's hard to find someone who works for the minimum wage. Most employers in the service
industry, where the standard is often minimum wage, say they pay more than $7.25 an hour.
Gruene Coffee Haus owner Kelly Hall said her employees are paid a range of different wages above the minimum, depending
See WAGE, Page 7ASchroeder running for re-election to Justice of the Peace, Pet. 1
William Schroeder was first elected JP In 1998. He's worked for the county for more than 21 years.
By Chris Cobb
Comal County Justice of the Peace William Schroeder will run for re-election in 2010.
The former county district attorney will be running for his third term as the county's Pet. 1 justice of the peace against attorney Tom Clark, who declared his candidacy in late August.
"There are s^ things I would like to see accomplished/' said ^breeder, who was first elected to the position in 1998. "I've always enjoyed this position because you get to put so much back into it."
Schroeder has served Comal County for
more than 21 years, and was first elected as district attorney in 1976.
During his time as district attorney, he organized the Comal County Major Crime Task Force, initiated the formation of the Comal County Women's Shelter and provided schooling in criminal justice to local law enforcement officers.
He also was one of 13 state prosecutors appointed to the Prosecutors' Council in Austin. Additionally, he has served on die Alamo Area Council of Governments Criminal Justice Committee and lobbied for the Texas District and County Attorney's Association in Austin.
As justice of the peace, his duties include presiding over criminal and civil cases, and
Class C misdemeanors, as well as handling civil lawsuits and other civil matters.
As ]P, Schroeder has been teaching judges through the Texas Justice Training Center.
He said one of his key issues would be working to create educational programs for the TJTC to better train the courts' trial skills in response to a legislative change in 2007 that dramatically increased the number of filings by attorneys.
Schroeder is ^so an ordained deacon at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
He will face Clark in the Republican primary on March 2, 2010, with the winner moving on to the general election.
Chris Cobb can be reached at (830) 625-9144 ext. 225 or by e-mail at [email protected]
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City gets extra boost from end of summer'
By Scott Sticker
David Kshelman hasn't been to New Braunfels in 30 years.
liibor Day weekend seemed like the perfect time to hop in his HV with his wife and head here from their I lorida home, lishelman said.
"I used to be stationed in Iort Sam (near Houston)," he said. "We would drive up to (irut'tie or to New Braunfels on weekends."
A lot has cluuiged since then, but Hshelman said the town has the same charm.
"I remember coming up for Wurstfest and to see musical acts. 1 have great memories from the late 70s and eariv '80s." he said. "We had lunch here at the Clristmill and plan on eating dinner at the I riesenhaus. It's a great little town."
The Eshelmans weren't the only ones who chose New Braunfels for the long Ixibiir Day weekend. Parking lots, rivers and lociii sho(is were
Braunfels and Comal County offices
• New Braunfels Public Library
• Post offices
• Most banks
• City parks
• City tube chute
• Residential and commercial trash pickup will continue as scheduled
See LABOR DAY, Page 2A
'Something needs to be done about this'
Small group rallies in support of reform
By Scott Sticker
Brandishing signs that read. "Honk for health care," several Comal County residents gathered at Main Plaza on Saturday to show support for health care reform.
"1 was born in the first Depression. My folks had absolutely nothing," said Jerry Reynolds from Bul-verde as he showed his sign to passing drivers. "We survived thanks to programs that Democratic President Roosevelt put forth. Because of dial, I was able to go to college and get a degree.
"There are so many people that would benefit from any he^th care bill. People have been dumped by
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