New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 29, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852Can the Ban opponents sue cilyAttorney: Law takes an ‘ax-murder approach’ of criminalizing container possession
ByGngBoom ordinance fhtit would prohibif t ic*nt ways to regulaU' litter and to can," said atti)rney jim Ewbank oi
e erald-Zeitung beer cans and other disposable control the cans and the dispos- the Austin firm Ewbank ^ Harris,
(an the Ban supporters filed containers on the Carnal and able lontainers short of the ax- who came to New Br.iunfels
suit against the City ()f New Guadalupe rivers beginning [an. murder approac h of criminalizing Wednesday morning to tile the
Braunfels on Wednesday seek- | the (X)ssession of a sandwich in a suit in judge jack Robison's 2()7th
ing to ov('rturn the city's pt'nding "There are better, more effi- baggie or a water ['K)ttle or a bevr Judicial [)istrict Court.
Fwliank filerl the suit on behalf of the Tourist Assck iated Businesses of Comal County; river outfittt'rs Koi km R River Rides,
See SUIT, Page 3
► KIMIFE CUTS TEEN
Mother arrested in assault
Police: Attack began with a hammer on boy, 16
By Dakmdo Mouttrte
A mother went after her son with a hamnier Mond.iv in New Braunfek, and atti-r he wrestled that weapon from her she cut him with a knife, a c ity p () I i c e s[)t)kesm an saiii.
fhe U)-vc‘ar-old 1k)v went to ('hristus Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels and reteivc'd treatment for a non-life thrc>aten-ing injurv, [Mxlice It. Hc'ath l\irvis said.
Ihe mother, Mary Beth Angel, ot N('w Braunfels, faces a c harge' of aggravated assault of ,1 date/fami-Iv/house member with a wea[)on. She was confinc'd at the Comal County fail on Sunday night and remainc'd there Wednesday under $12,t)()()l)()nd.
Purvis said police W(’re c all(>d to an apartment home in the 400 block of Laurel l ane about IO:'jOf).m. Sunday for a (tisturl)ance. Offi-c c'rs arrivcHl to find Angel had c ut her son's arm, Purvis said.
Further investigation revealcYl that Angel arrivc'd at home aftcT consuming alcohol and entc'rcd an argument with the boy, Purv is said. He said she grabix'd a hammer and tried to hit the boy with it but hc‘ blockc'd the blows using a pillow and managed to take the hammc^r froni her.
Angel then used a knife to c ut the boy, Purvis said.
I’ums Slid mother and son went to the hos[)ital to be c hecked out. Alter hos[)ital jX'rsonnel released Angel* police arrested her.
I’urvis said he was unsure what startc'ci thc' argument.
Photo by LAURA McKENZIE | The Heralcj-Zfiitunq
Alyssa Villarreal, 14, left, Holly O'Neill, 14, and Calvin Tran, 17, work Wednesday on making table decorations in prepaialion for Canyon High School's homecoming dance.
Canyon High students prepare for homecoming
CANYON HIGH HOMECOMING THIS WEEKEND I - weather
Tuesday’s storms, winds knocited out power to some
By Dalondo Mouitrte
The Herald-Zeitung Storms Tuesday night brought a little more than an inch of rain, lightning strikes and strong wind gusts to New Braunfels, causing some powc^r outages and tire calls, officials said.
T h e storms blew into the city about 7 p.m. and r a i n f a II last e (1 until about 10 p.m. s a I d M a r k I enz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in New Braunfels.
"The iirst two-hour period IS when the majority ot it t('ll," Lenz said. "We saw lots of lightning and some gusty winds."
He said the NWS rc'c i)rd-('(I 1.1 inches of ram at the New Braunfels Muni( ipal Airport and wind gusting to speeds of 46 m[)h., not far trom the minimum ot 00 nif)h necessary to catc‘go-rize winds as severe.
Portions of the Hill Counts' saw varying sizes of hail, from pea- to cjuarter-sizc'd, Lenz said. He said New Braunfels was one ot the lucky areas to get as much
See WEATHER, Page 5
By Kate Thomas
Pef) rally, game ancl dance: It's the homecoming holy trinity for Canyon High School this week, and, if members of the student council serve as any indication, the Cougars are pretty excitc'd.
Dozens of stucient council volunteers crowded into a suite of classrooms after school on Wednesday, assembling spirit shakers, pasting stiver letters spelling C-O-U-G-A-R-S to enormous rt'd cardboard dots, pic'c ing together red and black card suits using scant directions, and reincarnating boxes into giant dice.
No f)ains were spared for ()re[W-rations for the dance, the evc‘nt that will close out the hometom-ing festivities from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday inside the Cougar Den.
"A lot of people go," said senior student council officer Iordan Fowler, 17. "A lot ot underclass-
FRIDAY’S HOMECOMING GAME Kyle Lehman at Canyon When: 7:30 p.m.,('ougar Stadium Tickets: On sale from 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 -4 today and from 8 a.ni.-i p.m. Friday at the ('cmgar Athletic OtTice. Pre-sale general admission is $6 tor adults and $3 tor students. All tickets at the gate will he $7.
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men. It's kind of their Iordan said she year's "Casino" theme, whic h the students were busy making into a reality.
"Thinking up ideas and putting it all together" was the hardest part, said Calvin Tran, 17, the dance t)rganizer. "It's been tun, enjoyable."
And a little hcH.tic, to hear |amey Leeb('r, who co-sponsors the student council along with Christi Shannon.
Homecoming "was kind of early this year," Leel)c'r said. "We had
to get things tc)gether. It's a great group ot kids. Gocxl at rolling v\ith the punc hes."
Homecoming isn't just a wec'k-end thing at Canyon. Students have been showing their spirit all week during a series of themed days. "Blast from the Past" W(>dnesday gave students and staft the opportunity to show up in everything from a caveman costume to Scarlett 0'Hara-esc|ue regalia. Tuesday seemed to be Shannon's favorite, with a "good
See HOMECOMING, Page 5
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JA2LYNN PUGA SEELE ELEMENTARY
Herald-Zeitung granted FOl request
AG orders DA to turn over case information I Receiving CCSO reports took nearly 1 month
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By Will Wright
Twenty-nine days after ‘requesting the information, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung on Wednesday received a copy of a Comal County Sheriffs Office incident report.
Thc' report is one of several the Herald-Zeitung sought under
Open Records recjuests for information vital to a story regarding possibly racially chargecl ine i-dents in a Spring Branch subdivision. The nevvs-paper's attorney, Charles Daughtry, also ap[)ealed to the Attorney General for the release of the information after the
See FOI, Page 12
From staff reports
The following is a timeline of events leading to Wednesday's release of [lublic information to the Nc'w Braunfels Herald-Zeitung by C'omal County Sheriff's Office.
• Aug. 29 — Incidents allegedly occurred. Family's landlord reported the allegations to former Man.iging Editor Autumn Phillips, who tooK notes and delivt^red them to then-Staff Writer Will Wright via e-mail at I :.34 p.m. for
• Aug. 30 — Wright s(X)ke with children's father, Mike Risenmay, and made the first request to (XSO I t. Mark Reynolds for bac kground. Wright also rcx:|uesttHi bus driver's statements and other information from Comal IS[>, which was not released. The district, howevc'r, did provide a statement from its transportation director.
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