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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Inside Sports h Birthday from The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to Melta Ann Koepp YOmeida Guerra Adela Amaro Darrel Hunter Mon Bert Medina Karen Rayburn Annett Alexander Sandra Dun can Nancy Lopez 16 years Donny Rodriguez 24 yean Briana Belmarez 3 years Chano Hernandez Joe Con rad Denby Joyce Schaefer Sat Bert Schaefer Ben Robinson Karla Wenzel Sarah Norris 12 years Larua Gusme Julia Gonzales Eliberto Medina Sr Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Ted and Helen Wyatt 30 Donny and Monica Rodriguez 1 Michael and Debra Pomeroy To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Jump on the national night out bandwagon Its not too late to register a National Night Out Block Party for Tuesdays festivities All par ties must be registered and the city can close street on an as needed basis Registrations will be accepted until the end of business Monday Register your party by calling the munic ipal building at 69082100 or stop by 424 S Castell Ave Take a look here before you head out The Gruene Bridge will be closed through the weekend Streets to be closed from 1 pm until about 6 Jim Saturday and Sunday Union Avenue will be closed from Garden Street to Mather Street Garden Street will be closed from Comal Avenue to the Tube exit All IH35 exits from Solms road to FM near Schertz will be closed Chance to cast early ballots ends Tuesday Early voting for two separate elections ends Tuesday All registered voters can vote on a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of homestead exemptions when determining school taxes The poll for this race is at the Comal County Courthouse Annex 150 N Seguin Ave Residents in the New Braun fels Independent School Dis trict are also filling two atlarge seats and the district 1 and 4 seats Voting in this race is tak ing place at the courthouse annex and at the NBISD Edu cation Center 430 W Mill St The education center polling place will also be open Satur day to give voters an extra opportunity to cast a ballot in only the NBISD election Vot ers need to enter through the back entrance at the ground level i Early voting runs through Aug 5 with the election being held Aug 9 See the world at Folkllfe Festival If youre feeling like a short road trip try San Antonios Texas Folklife Festival The festival sponsored by the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures concludes its four day run today in Hemis fair Park New Braunfels Wurstfest Association is represented at the festival as are numerous other local There is an admission charge for the festival so for scheduling and ottier information call 210 4582300 XX X X X XX V X X X X XX X X ilXij nl HlMOM I 7oO x HXAS Ml J I1 INK A x xx xx x x xx x x SUNDAY sri ITU i nr F DI Fl TX 28 pages in four sections Sunday August Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 Home of Sandra Duncan Vol 145 No 188 Pawn shop owner shot in holdup Police still searching for suspect HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Emergency rescue personnel wheel Mike Kevlin owner of the Hunting Camp on West Highway 81 after he was shot in the head by a robbery suspect on Saturday He was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio where he was listed In critical condition In intensive care at press time By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A local pawn shop owner was rushed to University Hospital in San Antonio on Saturday afternoon after he was shot in the head during an armed robbery Mike Kevlin owner of the The Hunting Camp Pawn Shop located on 1630 South Business 35 was listed in critical condition at press time Sat urday night New Braunfels Police Detective Basel Boatright said Kevlin was work ing alone in his shop when the shoot ing occurred at Apparently a single Hispanic male entered the store and approached Mr Kevlin and displayed a Boa tright said A struggle ensued and Mr Kevlin was shot once in the Boatright said Kevlin was coherent to police officers even though he had been shot in the head He was able to notify us by tele Boatright said He gave us a description of the The suspect is described as a His panic male in his mid to late 2CTs approximately 5foot7 to 5foot9 tall with a medium build Taking it to fhe streets Neighbors lead fight against crime on National Night Out By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Nobody wants a nosy neighbor but when it comes to fighting crime knowing who should be at the house next door or down the street can make all the difference Thats exactly what National Night Out is all about meeting your neighbors The goal of National Night Out is to bring res idents out of their homes to meet their neighbors and forge a relationship with the police said Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager New Braunfels Safe City Commission has made National Night Out into a twoday event com pared to other cities that only have activities on night He said things would be kicked off Monday the entire city participating in a unified Residents are invited to the civic center at 7 Monday where activities will include an open house at the police station information booths a slide presentation and briefings by the New Braun fels Police Department Ferguson said one of the more interesting booths at this years kick off would Crime victim wont take it anymore By CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Beth Bizer is mad as hell and shes not going to take it any moie The it that has infuriated Bizer is crime Neighborhood crime Crime in her home The type of crime that Bizer said strikes very close to home You ieel real Bizer said The impact of crime doesnt really hit you until it affects you Bizer said crime was something that happened to someone else until Turn to Victim Page 2A HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall New Braunfels police officer Anthony Cell shuffles through confiscated weapons The weapons will be part of a display during National Night Out activities Tuesday evening will also show it that its not as severe as other Festivities at the civic center will conclude with a demonstration by the popular K9 unit New Braunfels Police Chief Ray Douglas said the Turn to Night Out Page 2A be a display of narcotics and firearms confiscated within the city of New Braunfels I think the goal and intent of that display is to drive home the idea that our community faces some of the same problems bigger cities Fer guson said But the good thing which this display 1996 Hew Braunfels Area Crime Statistics Clty Texas New Braunfels gan Mircos Boeme Tips incidents population report courtesy of the Department of Public Safety Crime Information Bureau Countys rising population could boost crime rate By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer With Comal Countys popu lation bursting at the seams the possibility of crime increasing in the county is real Unfortunately the tenden cy is as the population density increases crime moves with the said Tim Kolbe Comal County Sheriffs Office crime prevention officer The population of Comal County has increased about 29 percent from 1990 to 1996 That Turn to County Page 6A Keep doors and windows locked at all times you move into a previous ly occupied home change all locks mini mum 1 thick solid core wood doors or a metal door mini mum 1 length deadbolt locks of case hard ened steel Use rein forced metal strike plates with 2 to 3 screws The suspect Shooting victim Mike Kevlirv gave New Braunfels Police the following description of the suspect Hispanic male mid to late 20s 5foot7 to 5foot9 in height medium build Short dark hair Persons with information about the suspect should call the New Braunfels Police Crimestoppers line at 620 TIPS Callers do not have to reveal their names The suspect is described as having short dark hair Boatright said three eyewitnesses who were about ready to go into the store saw the suspect flee in a dark blue sedan possibly a Toyota In a statement police said evidence at the scene indicated the suspect was injured after breaking a glass gun case in the store River maybe tubable soon By CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer For those who have been longing for those slow sultry river days on the Guadalupe the end to hazardous tubing conditions is in sight Maybe Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Ron Ruffenach said that barring significant rainfall above or below Canyon Dam the release rates from Canyon Dam will gradually be reduced beginning tonight The Corps of Engineers is responsi ble for regulating the release rate from the dam Were still looking at the inflow into Canyon Lake but reducing the release rate is our plan for next Ruffenach said on Friday He said tentative plans called for the rate reductions to begin Sunday night with the discharge flowing at about 3000 cubic feet per second by Monday The rate is scheduled to be reduced to between to cfs by Tues day The preliminary plan projects the rate will reach about 700 cfs by Wednesday and remain at that level through the weekend Local river outfitters have said a flow rate of 700 to 800 cfs is ideal for tubing and other recreational activities on the river The release rate has been more than cfs since late June when heavy rains elevated the water level at Canyon Lake 10 near the top of the spillway A flow rate of is considered hazardous for all recreational activi ties except guided raft trips New Brauntels Convention and Vis itors Bureau Director Judy Young said her group would begin to promote Guadalupe recreation statewide once the Corps of Engineers makes an offi cial announcement regarding reduc ing the release rate Constitutional amendment election not an easy vote Pages 4A and 7B   

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