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1st Word

An open letter to
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Due Process

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This hit the newsroom last week,
and we think it merits print. We
have withheld the identity of the
author at their request. Should
Senator Campbell wish to meet
with him, we will release his contact
information to her.

Dr. Donna Campbell,
I’ve always wondered if I would ever
meet you or run into you while in New
Braunfels. I’m not a fan or a supporter per
say, but more interested in how you would
explain your proposed bill to someone that
is not only a resident of New Braunfels but
someone that also happens to be gay and
living in your district. I had the pleasure of
being in your presence the other morning
while getting my morning coffee at Starbucks
off Walnut Street in New Braunfels. We did
not exchange words as you were engaged in
a loud and boisterous conversation with an
older gentleman in which the topic at hand
made me feel more than uncomfortable.
Shall I briefly touch on the basic premises
of your coffee talk so you can recall it? Yes...I
think so. You made it very clear how upset you
were about the “back pedaling” that Governor
Mike Pence of Indiana, and Governor Asa
Hutchinson of Arkansas are doing because
of pressure regarding the proposed Religious
Freedom Restoration Acts in their respective
states. You went on to elaborate about your
bill and how important it is for Christian
businesses to be able to refuse services to
individuals if said individuals burdened the
business’ religious beliefs and that you want
pastors and priests sermons to be protected.
Another passionate topic in your exchange
was how it is your mission to protect “regular
working families with children”.
I’m sure there are many that agree with
you especially living in a conservative state
and specifically in a conservative city such as
New Braunfels. To me though, what you said
struck a nerve that I haven’t felt since middle
school or high school when people would
yell “faggot” or “homo” at me while in class
or walking the halls. Since then I have never
encountered anyone that has made me feel
less than I am, until that morning at Starbucks.
The main reason I wanted to write you
this letter is to not bash you as a human being,
but I want you to realize that your proposed
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bill has a profound negative impact
on citizens in your home town. An
impact on people that should
never be afraid to go into a
business with fear of being
rejected service because they
happen to be gay. I have been
in a committed relationship for
almost five years and one day plan to
marry this man. Along with that, I would
hope to be able to go to any business in New
Braunfels or the surrounding area and purchase
services and goods for my wedding without the
possible embarrassment of refusal of service
because I am part of the LGTB community. We
may not be your typical family but both of us
have full time jobs in New Braunfels and have
two dogs that pretty much act like, and require
as much attention as kids. So as of now, even
before I’m married or have adopted a child in
need of loving parents, I would consider myself
a regular working family.
As I wrap this up I want to ask you to
reconsider your stance on this issue and your
bill. Be on the right side of history. Advocate
for everyone in your district and not just
the religious or conservative groups. Please
keep in mind that the things you say have
an impact on the people you are around,
especially if it is in a business that strongly
supports LGBT marriage and equality for all,
like Starbucks. If we meet there again maybe
we could talk, and since I know Starbucks
will want my business, the coffee is on me.
Sincerely,
A Regular NB Resident (Name Withheld)
While we agree with the bulk of this
letter, we must point out that New Braunfels
is anything but Senator Campbell’s “home
town”. Although she offices here, she carpetbagged her way in, Hillary Clinton-goes-toNew-York style, from District 18, where they
didn’t want to elect her, and where she is still
an active physician at Columbus Community
Hospital. She has regularly made national
headlines since her election, because much
of the legislation she backs or proposes
reinforces the stock negative stereotypes the
rest of the country holds regarding Texans.
Senator Campbell’s staff can reach us at
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Due Process

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Update: Canyon High
Murder Case

There is no denial that 15-year-old Canyon
High School student Logan Davidson died
after being punched twice by a classmate.
There is also no denial of trial testimony
that Logan threw a variety of things at his
classmate for two days, including an eraser,
which he threw twice, the second time
smacking the classmate in the face so hard,
one student testified that he could hear it.
There is no denial that the classmate told
Logan to, “Stop your shit.” But the throwing of
things continued, even after the teacher told
them to stop. The day before the November 12,
2013 fatal attack, Logan hit the classmate in the
crotch, leading the classmate to shove Logan.
The incidents surrounding Logan’s death
are not in dispute. What question the jury
has to decide is if the suspect’s actions were
tantamount to murder or manslaughter.
Even though prosecutors leveled both
charges, defense attorney Joseph E. Garcia
III asked that physical assault be included
as one of the charges, thus giving the jury a
lesser charge to consider.
Despite objections by the State, Judge
Charles A. Stephenson II agreed and added
the lesser charge. The judge then sent the jury
home as the decision awaits a ruling by the
Texas Supreme Court or the Third Court of
Appeals. A decision from a higher court is
expected to take only a few days, at which
point the jury will return.
Because he is a juvenile, the defendant’s
name will be withheld.
“I just wanted him to leave me alone,”
the suspect said in court.
“There were a lot of things that you could
have done instead of hitting him, weren’t
there?” prosecutor Clayten Hearrell asked.
“Yes, sir.”
“If your intent was to send a message,
that message was sent with the first punch,
wasn’t it?”
“Yes, sir,” the defendant answered.
“Those punches caused his death, didn’t
they?” Hearrell asked.
“I don’t know,” the defendant answered,
crying.
The prosecutor asked the suspect if it
was the hardest punch he could have thrown,
to which the defendant said it wasn’t.
However, videos of the incident show
the defendant pulling his arm far back,
landing a brutal blow to Logan’s face as
the victim exited the classroom. Logan stood
staring at the wall for a moment, appearing
dazed. When Logan turned back around,
the suspect landed a second punch, causing
the teen’s head to hit the wall, after which
he collapsed immediately to the floor. Logan

was unresponsive and airlifted to University
Hospital in San Antonio, where he died. His
brain was swollen and his jaw was fractured.
Hearrell asked the defendant if he knew
that knocking someone out could kill them, to
which the suspect responded that he didn’t.
Under questioning from Garcia, the
suspect said that he wouldn’t have hit Logan
if the teen had stopped throwing things
when the defendant asked him to. Witnesses
testified that prior to the incident Logan and
the suspect had appeared to be friends.
The defendant denied that he told anyone
to get out their cell phones before he punched
Logan, although some had testified that he did.
Witnesses for the defense painted Logan as a
longtime bully who wouldn’t cease harassing
them even after being asked to. One female
witness, who also attends Canyon, said that
Logan continued to bully her on a daily basis
while in middle school until she hit him. She
noted that she had never met the defendant.
“It doesn’t seem that you have had a
great deal of contact with Logan since the
seventh grade,” Hearrell said.
“No, sir,” she said. “I made sure of that.”
One thread that links both Logan and
his attacker is fellow classmate Enrique
Gonzales, who is also charged with murder
for his suspected role in the incident.
Gonzales testified that he participated in
throwing things at the defendant. Witnesses,
including the suspect, testified that Gonzales
was urging Logan on, saying the teen didn’t
have “the balls” to throw things at the
defendant. According to testimony, Gonzales
went around the class to pick up things thrown
at the defendant in order to hand them back
to Logan to throw again.
Outside the classroom, according to
testimony, Gonzales filmed the attack, telling
the defendant, “What are you going to do,
just shove him again? I’m not going to get my
phone out for no reason.”
One witness testified that after the
attack, Gonzales was laughing about and
celebrating the attack.
“Was Enrique instigating it?” the
prosecutor asked the defendant.
“Yes, sir.”
“Were you mad at Enrique?”
“Yes, sir,” the defendant answered.
“What did you do to Enrique?” Hearrell
asked
“Nothing.”
Gonzales’ trial is scheduled to begin in
May. He was grant testimony immunity by the
State, meaning that any testimony he gave in
the trial cannot be used against him during
his own trial.
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handed down before press time next week.

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DINOSAUR DAY!

by Nick Rogers

When I write a feature about an intriguing
artist or place, my task is to relate why I find
value in that person, place or event. My wish,
simply, is to communicate why these things
are worth your time to experience. However,
there are some things that are so cool they
don’t require a need to convince.
Like dinosaurs.
No one needs me to tell them that dinosaurs
are freaking cool. Everyone knows that.
While not every dinosaur was big, the
big ones were stunningly gigantic, a size that
would leave even the most ruthless big game
hunter gibbering like an idiot. Worse still,
some of these massive beasts had big pointy
teeth and large appetites. They dominated
the world for hundreds of millions of years
and, then, they were gone. We have never
seen a living dinosaur nor, hopefully, will
we ever. Luckily, though, these mysterious
creatures left some residue, markers that they
were indeed on this planet.
This includes Comal County.
You can see evidence of the mighty
dinosaur at the Heritage Museum of the Hill
Country, where there are hundreds of preserved
tracks. On Sunday, the Museum is holding its
annual Dinosaur Day between noon and 5 p.m.
The tracks were formed about 108 million
years ago, at which time our area was on the
edge of a sea, said Everett Deschner, one of
the Museum’s directors. Deschner has been
with Heritage since it opened in 2000 and
is knowledgeable about all things dinosaur.
“For a track to be preserved, you would
really need to be on the edge of a sea,” he
said. “This was an algae bed and when algae
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is exposed to the sun, it bakes very, very hard.
That makes it resistant, so when the next wave
comes along, it will hold its shape.”
However, ascertaining what type
dinosaurs made which track is very difficult,
if not impossible.
“The best we can tell, for sure, is the
difference between an herbivore and a
carnivore,” Deschner said. “It’s impossible,
really, to assign a species to a track. With
the difference in the preservation of the tracks
and the morphology of the foot, there is just
no way to tell for sure.”
However, clues and track sites elsewhere,
such as those in Glen Rose, give a fairly safe
indication of at least two dinosaurs. “The
animals we know that were living in the area
at the time the tracks were deposited, were
Acrocanthosaurus, a carnivore,” Deschner said.
“The herbivore could have been an Iguanodon.”
Both the Acrocanthosaurus and the
Iguanodon lived during the Cretaceous period,
which ran from 145 million to 65 million years
ago, the third and last age of the mighty dino.
To put this in perspective, what we recognize
as humans have squatted here for a mere
200,000 years (except to those who believe
Earth was created 10,000 years ago, and
they probably stopped reading in aggravation
when they saw the word “dinosaur”).
One of the most interesting set of tracks at
the site is not foot prints, but two sets of grooves
running through the stone. One groove is a
single line but, a short distance away, are two
similar grooves running parallel to one another.
No one knows why they are there.
“We have puzzled for years over what

made them,” Deschner said. “It is still a
mystery. The first thing people thought was
that it might be a turtle that was crawling
along, leaving tracks with its fins. But if it was
a turtle, how does it make only one track? If
you look closely, you can see crescent-shaped
grooves every 8-10 inches.”
The theories keep coming, though.
“Some of the best ideas have been made
by people during cocktail hour,” he said.
“Bob Perkins, a geologist, scribbled on a
cocktail napkin what he thought might have
made them. He said there were snails in the
Cretaceous that had long tapered shells that
were 4 ft. long. It could be that the single track
could have been made by a snail crawling
along, and it was in water that buoyed his shell
up, or maybe he just carried his shell up off
the ground. But maybe the double lines were
made by a snail that was injured or couldn’t
carry his shell up and so, the second line was
made by his shell dragging the ground.”
This is exactly why the tracks at the
Heritage are so fascinating: They permit
us an entrance into the daily life of beings
that lived more than 100 million years ago,
simultaneously accessible and inaccessible. We
aren’t imagining what we see before us, but we
can imagine how what we see was created.
The tracks were uncovered more than 30
years ago during excavation work to build
an RV park, Deschner said. Some kids were
playing Frisbee on a newly flattened, dug out
surface. The disc landed on one of the tracks,
and one of the kids noticed that there was
something unique about the indentions on the
ground. The rest is paleontology.

The Museum, which relies on visitors,
patrons and donors, has done great and
extensive work to protect the tracks from the
elements by building a large pavilion. As well,
they have bought some adjoining acreage
where there are 75 more tracks. A walkway
is being constructed between the two areas.
Besides the tracks, the Heritage Museum
of the Hill Country also displays numerous
other items of interest, including teeth and
other parts from Mastodons and Mammoths
(there is an interesting difference, I found
out from Deschner). There are also various
artifacts from natives and the early settlers.
Dinosaur Day is $5 for adults and $3 for
children aged 5-12. And, expert “Dinosaur
George” Blasing will be giving lectures at 1
p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dinosaur
George has spoken to thousands of school
children about dinosaurs.
The Museum is located near Canyon
Lake, at 4831 FM 2673, between Sattler and
Startzville. You can go online to learn more or
theheritagemuseum.com or call 830-899-4542.
The Museum of the Hill Country is open from 1-5
p.m. everyday, except Thanksgiving, Christmas,
New Years and Easter.
I can’t express enough how awesome
these tracks are and how important it for
those interested in dinosaurs to support the
Museum and our dinosaur tracks.
Oh yeah, keep a lookout in your own
backyard. Deschner said that the Museum
has investigated at least four other sites of
track in the County.
“Tracks like these could be found
anywhere,” he said.
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Dear Mexican: Do Mexicans know
that if just one of their grandparents was
born in Spain, they could immigrate
immediately not just to Spain, but also
any other country in the European
Union? I know this is not an option for
a lot of Mexicans, but it certainly seems
like a better one for those that have the
“Spanish” option.
Spain is a First World country
with free health care, seven-hour
work days and, quite simply, Spanish
people seem to share much more in
common with Mexicans. Don’t get me
wrong: I think that they are a great
thing for America, and that anyone
who wants to live here should be able
to, yet I am also a realist. I only bring
this up because, well, it just seems
like it might be an easier option for
those grandchildren who fled Spain
to come to Mexico during the times
of Franco. A hell of a lot cheaper than
a coyote also.
Learning to say “vosotros” and
“vos” instead of ustedes and tu, and
using “joder” instead of “chingar”
seems a small price to pay. Then again,
“Jodo tu mama” just doesn’t have the
same ring...
Genuinely Concerned Gabacho
living in Mexico
Dear Gabacho: Don’t just limit your
goodwill to Spanish refugees from the Franco
regime. Last year, the Spanish government
said anyone who could prove that their
ancestors were Sephardic Jews cast out
during the Inquisition could apply for Spanish
citizenship (conveniently left out, of course,
were descendents of the Moors because, you
know, Muslims).
Becoming a member of the European
Union might sound appealing to gabachos
looking to backpack for a year, but a mass
migration to Al-Andalus ain’t happening for
Mexicans: only give a shit about Spain when
they win the FIFA World Cup or a Mexican
soccer player gets to ride the bench for Real
Madrid or FC Barcelona.

Dear Mexican: Why is it that
Mexicans call people from the
United States norteamericanos
instead of unidenses? Don’t they
know that Mexico and Canada are
also in North America?
El Habrano
Dear Wab: Because Mexicans are
also U.S.-ers—the full name of their
country in habla is Estados Unidos
Mexicanos. And while mexicanos know
that Canada—and Mexico, for that
matter—are in North America, we didn’t
discover the Great Gabacho North until
1994, once the North American Free
Trade Agreement let us know of another
country to eventually conquer.

PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENT:
Dr. Ron Romero, a dentist from Santa
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Denver that not only did dentists appreciate
me discussing their profession in February
(in the column answering why so many
Mexican children have silver teeth), but
also asked whether I can pass along the
following public health announcement. He
says that childhood caries (the disease that
makes babies teeth rot and is colloquially
known as baby bottle tooth decay) is a
communicable disease, and that it can be
transmitted by the simple act of feeding each
other from the same spoon or drinking from
the same glass. Doc Ron also wants ustedes
to know that childhood caries are easily
preventable—just go to your local dentist,
and they’ll apply a simple wash that’ll put
you in the clear for a while. Consider your
request done, Dr. Romero—and think you
can fit a diamond in my front teeth ala Lenny
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Safety Dance

hardly the most realistic one. Television

Safety equipment seems to fall into the

I’m truly tired of politics. There’s no shortage dramas feature this far beyond its true level
of political topics to discuss, but if I don’t divert of danger. Child abductions do happen, but

same category as well. I know I’ve made fun
of seatbelts and helmets for bicycle riders on

at least slightly, I’m going to start pulling what

not very often, and abduction of children by

several occasions, and I’m only half-kidding

little is left of my hair out. Because of this, this

random strangers is particularly rare. As a

when I do. It’s hard to really appreciate life

week’s column is politics free. That is not to result such abductions are news, and just as while encased in bubble-wrap. Is it completely
say that the topic can’t be made political; I the threat makes for great fiction, they make necessary for me to have driver, passenger
can see several possible angles. It’s just that I for an engaging news story. Our culture’s 24- and two side airbags in my car? I have a
hour news cycle amplifies this to absurd levels. recurring nightmare where a shopping cart
Our culture seems to have become
We tend to assume that our children are taps my car, all the airbags go off at once and
so concerned about risk of any type that I growing up in a very different world from the I suffocate while seat belted behind the wheel.
wonder if we aren’t damaging ourselves. one we did, and that may be true in several I wake up with my cat sleeping on my face.
have no intention of broaching them.

I wonder if some of this doesn’t just boil
Now, I’ve written about the misuse of the respects, but that world isn’t more dangerous.
down
to the “first-world” problem concept.
precautionary principle before, and there It’s probably quite a bit safer. Crime overall
are several political topics that seem tied is down and has been for some time. In fact, Have we become so successful that this is
to attempt to scare people as a matter of we are currently at levels of crime roughly the best we can do for perceived threats?
convenience, but what I’m talking about equivalent to the ‘60s. When you combine What is there left for us to really fret about?
here is an overall trend that seems to be that fact with advances in safety equipment, Plague, war and rampaging dinosaurs are
out in modern America. Do we concern
affecting most everyone.
medical advances and communications
Most recently there was a case involving technology. It hard to justify any concern at ourselves with trivialities because there are
no substantial dangers any longer?
parents in Maryland who “free-range” their
all for a child to be on their own for an hour
I’m not sure I have the answers to any
children. They allow their young children
or two (not that parents will stop worrying).
of these questions, but I do know one thing:
autonomy enough to travel to a local park
I see the same attitudes occurring away
The fullness of life includes the occasional
by themselves, amongst other things, all in
from crime. I think the anti-vaccine movement
scrape and ding. A little blood and a stich
an attempt to allow their children to grow up
is, in part, a simple case of unwillingness to or two enhance the flavor of the human
strong and independent. This practice has
accept miniscule risk, and the truth is that both experience. These are the things we tell stories
run them afoul of the local CPS, who just this
sides of the argument are to blame. This is about when we’re old and grey. Do we really
week took the children into their custody after
similar to preoccupations with chemicals, want to deny this pleasure to our children?
another incident where the children were
pollutants and genetically modified foods. The
I hope that we can reverse this trend.
unsupervised but perfectly ok.
technologies that apply to these things have We don’t need a nation of daredevils, but
There’s no question that these parents are
made us safer, not less safe, but is there some there is something to be said for at least a
putting their children at risk by allowing them
limit to the value of just a little more safety?
little risk. One thing I do find heartening is
to travel unsupervised to the park, but I’m not
George Carlin used to do a bit on this that this seems only to infect adults. Children
sure that risk is significant enough to be of any
real concern. I know that I was allowed similar
privileges growing up, and I’m still around

very topic, and in part of it, he argued that

are as fearless as they’ve ever been as far as

his immune system was strong because he I can see. I know my parents cringed at some
and children like him swam in the polluted

of the things that I did as a child, and when I

Children, at some point, have to be allowed to Hudson River. It was Carlin at his irreverent
get along on their own, and there’s something best, but like all good comedy, there was

look at kids today I understand why. Perhaps

to irritate readers with my weekly column.

fear is just part of getting old.

Well, I’ve said my piece on the subject;
to be said for teaching independence and, a kernel of truth to it. I have to wonder if
now
get off my lawn! And for God’s sake, set
in the case of one sibling looking out for the we aren’t creating a society that is so antiDarwinian that we will run the risk of creating that thing down before you put an eye out.
others, responsibility to your children.
The concern appears to be abduction an evolutionary cul-de-sac for ourselves.
more than anything else. This may be the Nature is cruel; it doesn’t coddle the weak,
scariest of fears parents can have, but it’s and there’s a solid biological reason for that.
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