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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas ..................................■ii.««».i.^„.i..j^......„y...................-    ^ ..... ^1 fíhiintv Fnìr ontrioc nut tho 'nnnHa in hnkorl nnndé • w«»'wiaa« j ■ «■■■ waaaaaw't^ |i# «• a a a a %# ^ w «• ■■■    mt I IWIVil-, W 50« New Braunfels WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21,2011 Herald SERyiNG NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 2 indicted in robbery, clerk’s shooting By Mondo Moultrie The Herald-Zeitung A Coma I County grand jury on Sept. 14 indicted two men accused of sh(K)t* ing and robbing a gas station clerk in New Braunfels. Ion Scott Young, 19, and Will Carver Holley, 20, both of New Braunfels^ Young Holley were charged with aggravated robbery in the Aug. 31 shcx)ting of Christopher Allen Fladdick, 30, of Cibo-lo. The pair is accused of holding up the store and shooting F\iddick, a clerk at Shell f’it Stop, 1201 I-35 South at Rueckle Road. The grand jury also indicted Young f)n a count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and Holley on a count of theft with two or more convic tions for the same. Young and Holley remain at Comal C ounty jail, each under $500,000 bond. Lt. Heath Purvis of New Braunfels Police Department said aggravated robbery is a first-decree felony punishable by five- to 99-year s(>ntences and a fine of up to $ 10,000. Police said the robbery sus )ects vi'ore white, 3Ul over hooded shirts, wndanas over their faces and gloves on their hands. One of the robbers had a revolver, and after rtH^civing an undisclosed amount of money, shot Paddick in the upper left part of his (hest, po ice said. They said Paddick was released from the 2011 COMAL COUNTY FAIR UNDER WAY mm 1 m t * . ■-Aï- . 1 i 1';. LAURA McKENZIE Herald-Zeituog Steve Espinosa and his daughter, Sofia, 5, slide Tuesday down the Power Slide, one of nnany attractions at the Comal County Fairgrounds. A BUMPER BEGINNING Baby Barnyard, carnival on schedule today LAURA McKENZIE I Herald-Zeitung TOP: Colton Vader, 12, snniles while driving a bumper car at the Conial County Fairgrounds shortly after the carnival opened Tuesday evening. ABOVE: Cynthia Soto, left, takes a photo as her son Mario, 3, and nephew, Joe Ray Sanchez, 5, ride a carousel at the fairgrounds. By Betty Ttyk)r The Herald-Zeitung "Watch tor feathers!" should be part of the theme for today's shows as the 118th Comal C'oun-ty Fair gets under way at tne Baby Barnyard beginning at 9 a.m. today. The Barn Yard features plenty of baby chickens pecking about, hopping and waiting to be (gently) held in the petting area. Entries for the pigeon and poultry' shows in the Barn Yard will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. today. "We will have the incubator here too, but with the incubator, you just never know what will happen," said Becky Voges, chairperson of the baby chicks along with Ann Keeler. As (jf Tuesday afternot)n, heat lamps had already been set up for the baby chicks. But that's just the beginning. There's also a baby animals area, where kids and their families can come in and interact with barnyard animals. "We always try to have baby goats, pigs and little calves here in the petting area," Voges said, explain-ing that the animals arrive Tuesday evening, the night before the Barn Yard opens. In addition to viewing fust al)()ut every color and size ot thicken imaginable, fair goers vjIso will lie able to visit the Mobile Dairy Classroom at the Barn Yard. The classroom features a live cow and teaches kids about the dairy industry. Wednesday also is when all of the exhiliits open u|) to accept entries, said Ruthie PeVey Kneup-per, (;omal County Fair Association 2011 president. "It is when all of the community comes together," Kneupper said. "It's the one time when everyone in the family can [)ar-ticipate. Because everybody can make cookies. Everybody can bring their favorite photographs. It's when you see all the families coming in doing something together." Admission to the grounds today opens at 5 See FAIR, Page 12 U.S. military milestone: End to ban on gay service The Associated Press WASHINGTON The U.S. military passed a historic milestone Tuesday with the repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in uniform, ending a prohibition that President Barack Obama said had forced gay and lesbian service members to "lie about who they are." Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pledged not to allow other issues of ecjual opportunity, such as alk)w-ing women to serve in combat roles^ to be ignored or set aside. "I am committed to removing all of the barriers that vyould prevent Americans from serving their country and from rising to the highest level of responsibility that their talents and t affabilities warrant," ftinet-ta told a Pentagon news conference. "These are men and women who put their lives on the line in the defense of this country, and that's w h a t s h o u I d m a 11 e r t he most." Repeal of the 18-year-old legal provision — commonly known as "don't ask, don't tell/' under which gays can serve as long as they don't openly acknowledge their sexual drientation — took effect Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. EDT. Appearing with Panetta for what was probably his final news Pentagon conference as chairman of the joint Chiefs of Staff, retiring Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said that with the new law allowing gays to serve openly, the military is a stronger, more tolerant force with greater c hararter and honor. "I still believe that it was first and foremost a matter of integrity, that it was fundamental y against evet^'- thing we stand for as an institution to force peoj)le to lie about who they are just to wear a uniform," Mullen said. "We are belter than that." Some in Congress still oppose the change, arguing that it may undermine order and discipline, but top Pentagon leaders have certifiwl that it will not hurt the military's ability to recruit or to fight wars. hospital a day after the sh(K)ting. A couple of days after the shooting, police had Young and Holley under surveillance, Purvis said at the time. He said the surveillance led to a traffic stop in the 200 blo( k of West Faust Street. See ROBBERY, Page 12 ► KRUEGER DAM County to review report for submission Engineering report will be sent to state for approval ByGregBow»n I he Herald-Zeitung An engineering report detailing the redesign of the Krueger Canyon dam will be considered Thursriay by ( omal County' Commissioners' Court for submission to the state. Assistant Comal County EnymetT IF YOU GO When: 8:15 a.m. Thursday Where: (ommissioners’ ('ourtnumi, 199 Main Pla/a R o b e r t B 0 v d said the Tex a s (' () m -mission on Environmental Quality's Dam Safety Ooup will review the refx)rt and must issue an approval letter betöre the county c an begin construction of the dam. The "Basis of Design" report, completed by the engineering firm Freese & Nichols, which redesigned the dam to strengthen its original design, is a l)asic information sheet," Boyd said. "This document talks about the Ick ation of the dam, the size of the dam, the hydrology, the hydraulics. It has to be signed by (County) judge (Sherman) Krause as the representative of Comal County." See DAM, Page 12 WfEATHER, 12 ABBIETATE MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY Morning fog possible High; 95 Low: 67 A.bbv. Classifieds. JO CofliLc..s. Crosswords Eflrym.. 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