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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                2A g HeraldZettunp g Sunday August Note teft in convenience store leads to possible abduction By DAVID DEKUNOeR Staff Writer j Guadalupe County Sheriffs officers are investigating a possible abduction after a convenience store j customer received a note Friday from a woman who said she had been kidnapped by her husband Larry Morawietz chief of criminal investigation with the Quadalupe County Sheriffs Department said the young woman left the note with a customer at a convenience store in western Guadalupe County on Interstate 10 Summer All the note said was call this number and she gave a number and to tett Mac that she was being held by her husband against her Morawietz said Morawietz said the woman was identified as Christina Van Camp 24 of Cleveland Texas Her husband was identified as Jimmy Van Camp 34 A dispatcher with the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department said the woman had not beerr located as of Saturday afternoon Morawietz said he called the number on the note and Mac told Mm the womans name Christina Van tamp was described as 5feel7inches tall weighing 95 to 100 pounds with brown eyes and auburn hair Jimmy Van Camp was described as Sfeet6inches tall weighing 170 to 180 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes He was said to be wearing a black cowboy hat and boots Morawietz said they could be driving a green and tan extended cab Ford pickup or a blue fourdoor Intrepid It appears she went into the bathroom and used a paper towel for the Motawietz said It appears her husband got her out of the bathroom and she gave the customer the note as the male led her out of the store The customer gave it to the manager and the manager to Morawietz said he called authorities in Liberty County who said they knew the couple but had no arrest warrants for any alleged abduction by Jimmy Van Camp Liberty County is in east Texas Morawietz said he was not sure whether the man who allegedly was spotted at the convenience store with Christina Vte Camp was her husband We dont know if ft it true false or he said So we will handle it tike it is true until we find them Right now my concern is her Morawietz said the couple could be in the Comal County area Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Guadatupe County Sheriffs Department at 3035241 or 830 3791224 Are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for Paul Douglas Fox of San Antonio who died on Friday Aug 29 1997 at the age of 34 DoeppenichmWt Funeral Home On the agenda From Page 1 month The high release rate was not good for tubing but was fine for whitewaterrafting Ellen Posey owner of Whitewater Sports Campground said it hurt to not have tubing in July but her business survived We had fun with the guided raft Posey said It was exhilarating The guides that were here were fun and Posey said August business picked up when the Corps reduced the release to 700 cubic feet per second and less which was safe for tubing Winter There were a lot of people calling minute by minute to see when the river was coming she said A lot of people were planning for Since school started in mid August she said she expected the busiest times to be during the weekends into September John Guenzel of River Valley Raft Company said his business had not picked up that much because children were going back to school The weekends have been fair and the weekdays Guenzel said Guenzel said Rio Raft Company was able to get through the notubing season in July were way off but not as bad as the Guenzel said referring to last summers drought The only way we made ends meet was that we offered raft Guenzel said he was looking forward to Labor Day weekend because his RV park was booked We got a few groups coming Hf on the weekends and with this good water and weather we hope for local San Antonio and Austin people to come Guenzel said Billie Richey ofMaricopa Ranch Resort said not having tubers affected her business a little bit but not too much We are not totally dependent on the river and the she said We probably do better than most We have reunions and Richey said she was looking forward to the upcoming Hill Country Triathlon and a woodcarvers convention in October which would fill rooms at the lodge Because the Guadalupe River was not suitable for tubing for a month some outfitters shuttled tubers to the Comal River New Braunfels Police Lt John Wommack said his department had a busy year watching over thousands of river enthusiats on the Comal River The city was so crowded during the Fourth of July weekend that the city had to close streets to vehicles so people could get to their homes We had more traffic accidents because more people were in Wommack said We put more officers on the Comal river on canoes We did our normal summer thing to try and concentrate on the parks where the biggest number of people were We put on extra people to handle the crowds in the he said School District The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees will meet at Tuesday The board will discuss the 1997 tax rate using 1996 values They also will take a roll call vote on the maximum tax rate which determines the highest tax rate the board will consider adopting A public hearing on the tax rate also will be scheduled The meeting will be conducted in the education center board room 430 W Mill and is open to the public From Page 1 With Labor Day heralding the end of summer and school starting two weeks ago water recreation business on local rivers is winding down Consequently local tourism officials and city staff are shifting their focus to an arsenal of fall and winter events Festtage a series of about 15 Christmasrelated events in New Braunfels and Wurstfest in November are building momentum as the tourist events of the fall and winter I dont even want to try to match summer tourists on said Marian Benson chair of the Festtage committee Were trying to reach a reasonable expectation for to people to share more of multigenerational Festtage attracts an estimated winter Texans usually retired by offering holidayrelated events Added attractions include Wassailfest downtown lighting and last years featured Glowfest an event that mixed holiday music and hot air balloons The idea has been to start traditions Police Beat New Braunfels Police arrested a 19yearold New Braunfels man on a charge of public intoxication Thursday Bond was set at New Braunfels Police investigated a report of theft Thursday in the 600 block of South Seguin Avenue A 42yearold New Braunfels woman reported that her antique stick pin was stolen between and She said she laid the pin on the counter at Artistic Custom Framing and believes two women may have taken it while inside the store Police said they had no witnesses or suspects New Braunfels Police arrested a 26yearold Austin man on charges of speeding andfailure to appear Bonds totaled The man was trying to leave PitStop 300 Texas 46 without paying for some items when police arrived and discovered two warrants issued by the Department of Public Safety in Waco for his arrest Correction Canyon High School volleyball player Leslie Jowers was not identified in a photograph on the sports page on Aug 24 The HeraldZeitung regrets the omission that would become larger each year and make New Braunfels more than a summeronly destination The first year or two these Festtage events are primarily locallybased and then through the years as the word gets out well have more and more said Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek The city and the chamber have focused on jump starting the River of Lights project this year The project will run 45 days from the day after Wurstfest in November to the beginning of January and will provide about 38 lighting displays for people to see as they drive through Cypress Bend Park I think this is an excellent example of getting yearround said Mayor Jan Kennady Weve got summer covered Weve fall and pow were getting December and The city is paying for the event in a threeyear contract with a New York company that will lease the displays for a price not to exceed Admission would cost a proposed for each car City officials are projecting cars will pass through the displays for a total revenue of and a profit of in the projects first year Nearly in profit is expected if the event grows larger in the next few years according to city projections The New Braunfels chamber receives more than of hotel occupancy tax revenue from the city in a contract to promote overnight tourism in New Braunfels While new events are beginning to attract nonsummer tourists Meek said New Braunfels should consider entering the convention business as a way to increase yearround tourism No building currently exists in New Braunfels that could provide a fullservice hotel with other amenities such as a golf course Meek said numerous bridges and underpasses have buses stuck When we have the industry avoided this area those issues resolved that will open They read maps and avoid places us up to increased bus business like he said They dont want to Were not meeting our New Bnuiifels HeraldZeitung Working to be an TTTT indispensable part of your day Subscribe by calling 6259144 the next step in qur he said We would Have a dynamic meeting facility business which is He also said the bus tour business would be another way to promote yearround tourism Although some bus tours are offered now he said because New Braunfels had two rivers with New Braunfels Police arrested a 20yearold New Braunfels man on charges of failure to identify and minor in possession of an alcoholic beverage Police reported that they stopped the man in the 1600 block of West Mill Street for allegedly failing to signal They arrested him after they found a warrant for one charge and after he allegedly gave them a false name Comal County Sheriffs deputies responded to a report 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