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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY New MHMR director eyes improvements ISO CENTS COUNTDOWN 467 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March March New Braunfels 410 SOUi 2627 HeraldZeitunH 12 Pages in one section Dec Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of ED SCOTTI I Vol 142 No 20 INSBDE The Sports STAiMiVITISCII Birthday wishes The New Braurtfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to Ed Scotti Dennis Williams Sharon Feltner Lola Ayala Laura Ann Stappen Sue Schwab Misty Boenig Abel Cam pos Happy Anniversary to Gilberto Benita Martinez 43 John nie Helen Martinez 28 yrsl HeealdZeitung Cheer donations continue The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer fund campaign donations continue to pour in according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery The funds proceeds assist local needy families To donate call theHeraldZeitung at 6259144 Todays donation was from SS Annonymous gro ceries H Mr Mrs Jere H Dial Jr m Todays Total holds holiday lunch The MidTexas Symphony Guild New Braunfels Chapter will hold a Christmas luncheon Monday Dec 13 at at the Tea Loft Members should make reservations by calling Arlene Buhl at 625641 1 by Wednesday Dec 8 New mem bers are welcome Authority board changed The Texas High Speed Rail Authority Board meeting has been changed from Dec 10 to Dec 17 at at 125 1th St in Austin The meeting is open to the public For questions or additional information contact Charlene Fern at 18007352989 Local church shows living nativity scene Oakwood Baptist Church 2154 N Loop 337 invites the public to their living nativity scene tonight through Saturday from 7 to 9 each night The presentation will be walkup viewing N53HS Fall Sports Banquet Thursday The NBHS All Sports Booster Club will hold its Fall Sports Banquet tonight at 6 at the civic center Tickets are on sale at Unicorn Food Mart NBHS office or call Lynnc Simons at 6295277 Tick ets are Toys for Tots event slated The New Braunfels Toys for Tots auction will be tonight at the Watering Hole at 8 until 1 2 Cover of plus new toy or will go to benefit Toys for Tote Toys can be donated at most local businesses or at Milt Fergu son Motors Sbunmtbda The New Bruwfth IltroldZaitung invltti ilt rtodtra to submit Items to SloountlJch According lo the Sophltnburg Archlvti and of tht Qtrman community Stammtlsch repnttntt a tilting ptactfor tntmbtn of tht community to gathtr and than thi duyi happtningi Wi Invitt you to short with The final touches Penelope Church left and Jeff Thompson put the final touches on decorations for the bandstand yesterday In preparation for tonights festivities downtown The decorations were made possible by Anna Lee Hicks Bluebonnet Motors and the Main Street Advisory Board The original idea came from Hicks who also offered to help pay for the project Her donation was matched by Bluebonnet Motors Which then enabled the pur chase of the decorations First Wassailfest on tap tonight Large crowds are expected on and around the Plaza tonight and orga nizers hope the first Wassailfest spawns a new New Braunfels holi day tradition We are very excited about ChurcU A lot of peoptahavfc been and it should do really well Dozens of local businesses will host an open house from 6 9 Those who sample at least eight glasses judge them and turn in their ballots at the bandstand will be eli gible for prizes including merchan dise and gift certificates ftom down showing toe evening free for with tyew Braunfels High SchooJ Interact Club members there to supervise the chil dren Crime statistics show rise in major crimes Total number of offenses show significant drop By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Statistics from the New Braunfels Police Department show a slight increase in die number of major crimes reported in October compared to those reported in September The total number of major crimes increased from 232 in September to 241 in October This is an increase of just more than 1 percent The total number of calls for ser vice also increased from to an increase of approximately 1 percent However the total number of crim inal offenses showed a large decrease Criminal offenses numbered 410 in October down from 763 in September a 46 percent decrease New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen said the number of criminal offenses includes misdemeanor crimes such as public intoxication trespassing disorderly conduct etc He said the decrease in these crimes can be attrib uted to the end of the tourist season Concerning the rise in major crimes Headen said increases are probably being reported because of the holiday season Its a seasonal thing We still have the thieves and shoplifters Violence will pickup during the holidays and in January and February when the bills start coming he said The following categories compare October to September Murders stayed the same at zero Sexual assaults were up from zero to two Robberies stayed the same at one Assaults were down from 84 to 66 Burglaries of a habitation were down from 16 to 12 Burglaries of a nonhabitation decreased from nine to eight Burglaries of a motor vehicle increased from nine to 27 All other burglaries coin operated machines were down from three to one Incidents of theft increased from 98 to 113 Auto thefts decreased from 11 to nine Arsons were up from zero to one Traffic accidents were up from 136 to 141 Arrests were down from 203 to 143 Statistics are compiled each month by officials in the records division of the New Braunfels Police Department Judge hands down 20year sentence to New Braunfels man for violating probation By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A district court judge sentenced Timothy Resales 27 of New Braunfels to 20 yeais in the state penitentiary after Res ales violated the conditions of the sentence of probation he was given in connection with the rape of a New Braunfels woman Rosales plead no contest to charges of sexual assault in July and was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication on Sept 7 He was also required to pay in restitunoa Deferred adjudication allows a suspect to have a clear record if the judges conditions arc met for the specified sen tence However Rosales was arrested again on charges of pub lic intoxication on Sept 13 six days after his sentencing The arrest was made in the same general area as the original crime New Braunfels police officers made the arrest A hearing was held Wednesday to determine whether or not Rosales had violated the conditions of his According to reports one of the judges conditions was that Rosales would not consume alcohol Rosales was arrested by officers from the New Braunfels Police Department on charges of sexual assault The rape occurred May 22 in the 1000 block ottinde Ave After an mvestfgatibn wasccmducted Rosales was arrest ed on May 27 Prosecution of the case has been handled by Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer Rotary Club honors Trooper Roger Garza with Law Enforcement Officer of the Month award By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Roger Garza was honored last week as the November recipient of the New Braunfels Rotary Clubs Law Enforce ment Officer of the Month award Garza who was nominated for the honor by his supervisor DPS Sgt John Ritter was recognized for the part he played in the Nov 9 appre hension of two people who had allegedly just robbed a business in Hayes County Garza was off duty and working a second job at the time according to Sgt Ritter That second job sees Garza driving a Hunter Industries courtesy truck in the construction zone on Interstate 35 between FM 306 and the Hayes Coun ty line Garza heard a police broadcast on the high band radio in the courtesy truck Sgt Ritter said That broadcast included a descrip tion of one armed robbery suspect Shortly thereafter Garza stopped to assist a motorist with a flat tire and realized that the passenger in the vehi cle fit the description he had heard earlier Garza notified on duty officers and then assisted in the arrest of the two people in the car Also involved in that arrest were New Braunfels Police officer Bill Spence and Cpl Martin Mayer Seized in the course of the arrest were three bank bags in curren cy rolled coins a High Standard 22 cal revolver and dark brown hose that had been knotted at the top With Garza when he accepted the award was his wife Lisa Had it not been for Trooper Garzas observation and Sgt Ritter said This serious crime might never have been solved Trooper Garzas conclusion was based on his past 12 years of law enforcement experience training and excellent perceptual vig ilance and perseverance The trooper is a well rounded peace officer in all aspects of law LJ HoraldZdtung photo by JOHN HUSETH Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Roger Garza was recently hon ored as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Month by the New Braunfels Rotary Club Pictured from left to right are DPS Sgt John Ritter Rotary President Kathy Meurtn Trooper Garza and Lisa Garza is new chamber chairman By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher Bill Morton president and CEO of Mission Valley Textiles will serve us chairman of the board of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce in 1994 Mortons selection was confirmed at meeting of the Chambers directors tliis week Morton and other new Chamber leaders will be recognized at the Chambers Annual Banquet and Meet ing Jan 28 in the Civic Center That meeting is set to begin at 7 Other officers in the coming year will include Carter Casteel chairman elect O A Skip Stratemann vice chairman Doug Miller vice chair man and Mike Dietert immediate past chairman Directors were advised of the results of tecent balloting by the Chambers membership to choose new directors Elected to throe year terms in that election were J Lynn Davis who served a oneyear appointment in 1993 Sue Hahn who was reelected for her second threeyear term O A Skip Stratemann elected for his second threeyear term David Sul lens who served a oneyear appoint ment in 1993 and Larry Wenzel elect ed to his first threeyear term Also announced at the meeting of the Chambers leadership were appointments made by Morton Those included Daryl Higgins who will fill a vacant twoyear term Carlos Cam pos one year appointment Elliot Knox oneyear appointment and Tim Tippit oneyear appointment Current directors of the Chamber include Terms expiring Dec 31 1994 Rusty Brandt Rusty Brockman Ray Schoch Doug Miller and Eddie Tem ple Terms expiring Deo Gary Henry who was recently appointed to fill the unexpired term of Tony Mud ford Daryl Higgins Lee Rodriguez Bob Smith and Jerry Tillmaa Leaving the board at the end of the current year will be Charles E Berg er Cash Hermes Don Maxwell and BobSchima Bill Morton The directors also reviewed the Chambers bud get and discussed I its program of work for the com ing year The Chambers annual banquet will feature the 25th anniversary of the Randolph Air Force Base Airman of the Quarter program That Chamber program honors an air man with a weekend visit to New Braunfels with discounts and admis sions to local attractions A show band from Randolph AFB will also be featured at the ban quet as will brief comments by Brig Gen Robert Gatliff commander of the 12th Flying Training Wing Information on the banquet is avail able from the Chamber office 625 2385 We usually have a said Chamber Vice President for Special Projects Bonnie Tetrault so when the tickets go on sale at the end of December anyone interested should purchase them Grand Jury indicts 17 people on 20 counts By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The Comal County Grand Jury met Wednesday and handed down 20 indictments on 17 people Reports from the Comal County District Attorneys office show one person was no billed during the pro ceedings Three of the individuals indicted have not been arrested and their names have not been released The following people were Indicted Wednesday Ouadalupe Lopez Jr 21 of San Antonio burglary of a habitation Albert Pcralta 21 of San Anto nio burglary of habitation and unau thorized use of a motor vehicle Devin Weber 26 of San Anto nio driving while intoxicated subse quent offense Armando Garza 40 of Fort Worth possession of heroin David Williams 24 of San Anto nio credit card abuse David Torres 20 of 1835 W Katy arsoa Antonio Gomez 38 no address driving while intoxicated subsequent offense John Rifle 18 of 1464 Narcissus burglary of a habitation Cruz 37 of 342 Com mache Street aggregated theft over Spencer Nagy 22 theft over but leu than Wayne Conway Zipp driving while intoxicated subsequent offense Edelmire Lopez 36 three indict ments for forgery one for aggregated theft over John Valentine 41 of Adldns driving white intoxicated subsequent offense Betty C Calnan 47 of Canyon Lake aggregated theft over Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 1819 38 44 Jackpot million   

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