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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas i J i 7 V l f1 f l NEW t 73 FLS EL 7F DR POSO TX 79903 mR AT D7vFTTT TNO A Vol 148 No 164 18 pages in 2 sections July WEDNESDAY Serving Coma County since 1852 50 cents HeraldZeKung graphic Indian Hills and Village West subdivisions have reported a series of car burglaries during the past month Lake areas hit by car burglars BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs Office issued a warning aftera rash of car burglaries in the Village West and Indian Hills subdivisions Lock your car Residents in those areas have reported numerous car stereos speakers radar detectors and purs es stolen front their vehicles during this feast month Detective Tommy Hubertus of said none of the vehicles burglar ized were broken into all had been left unlocked providing easy access for the burglars Indian Hills is near FarmtoMar ket 306 and US 281 Village West is between the south side of Canyon Lake and FarmtoMarket 2673 Hubertus said the burglars likely went out in pairs because the num ber of items taken would be too much for one person to carry They go out and hit a bunch of cars and go Hubertus said The burglaries have been com mitted at night and on the week ends Hubertus said The missing items also have not turned up in local pawn shops Most likely the items are being sold out of the back of a pickup or in pawn shops in San Hubertus said Officials have requested extra patrol units for those areas How ever residents are advised to be on the lookout for suspicious vehi cles or persons going car to car looking for unlocked vehicles Investigators have not recovered finger prints or any other physical evidence and have no leads Officials asked anyone with information about the case to call Hubertus at 6203417 or Crimestoppers at 6208477 or 800 6408422 Crimestoppers will pay a cash reward of up to for information leading to the arrest and grand jury indict ment of the persons responsible Bones found on Comal ranch belonged to Native American HEATHER Comal County Sheriffs Office announced Tuesday that these bones belonged to a Native American BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Human remains found on a northern Comal County ranch in June belonged to a Native Ameri can who lived before this area was settled a Southwest Texas State University professor reported this week Forensic anthropologist David Glassman issued a report to sher Firefighters recover from injuries sustained in Loop accident sends three to Hueco Springs Loop acci dent victim listed in stable iffs office investigators on the skeletal remains found off Ranch Road 32 in the northern part of the county on June 9 Glassman determined the remains were those of a Native American male between 22 and 35 years and between 5feet5 and 5feet10 inches tall Signs of infection were present suggesting the person probably died of natural causes See Ride for a cause Texas cowboy raising awareness about diabetes CHRISTINA Billy Dillard gets ready to travel to Seguin his next stop on his diabetes awareness ride Dillard has traveled more than 600 miles on his second annual ride BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer The mysterious cowboy who passed through town Tuesday was a man on a mission Billy DiUard of Weatherford and his two horses Candy and Babe have traveled more than 600 miles on their diabetes awareness ride My wife died of diabetes in ride so people realize that diabetes is a killer he said Dillard who started his ride June 18 has been covering 15 to 30 miles per day from Weatherford to New Braunfels I traveled down Highway 281 then turned onto Highway 46 in Spring he said My wife died of diabetes in ride so people realize that diabetes is a Billy Dillard Weatherford cowboy His plans for today include travel ing from Seguin to Bastrop and eventually to Matagorda on the Texas coast He hopes to cover miles on this trip This reallife cowboy who is in his 60s is on his second ride in as many years The first journey took him from Weatherford to Austin and back He is traveling with just his two horses and enough supplies to get him through his trip Dillard and his horses have caused quite a stir in each community they pass through People passing him on the road stop him to find out what he is doing People always want to know what Im he said Some people invite me to stay in their That happened on Monday evening Dillard said he was travel ing down Texas 46 and met one of the homeowners After a few minutes of conversa tion Dillard was offered a place to stay for the night an offer he cor dially accepted Because he travels on horse Dil lard said he had the opportunity to Drowning victims body recovered FROM STAFF REPORTS Canyon Lake Fire Department divers recov ered the body of a drowned man from Canyon Lake early Tuesday evening Chief Doug Rogers with Canyon Lake Fire Department said divers found the mans body about in the North Park area on the north side of Canyon Dam Rogers said lie did not know where the man was from but estimated he was in his 40s Officials declined to release the name of the victim on Tuesday evening Canyon Lake fire department divers were deployed and they retrieved the body about 10 minutes after they Rogers said Sheriffs dispatch received the call about the drowning about 5 Officials with Comal County Sheriffs Office and Army Corps of Engineers at Canyon Dam also were dispatched The mans brother witnessed the accident and said the victim was diving off the rocks right before he drowned Rogers said Rogers would not confirm whether the man died from head injuries as a result of his dive The man was Comal Countys second drowning victim of the year Pete Sosa 33 of San Antonio drowned in Canyon Lake while on a family outing at Fort Sam Houston recreation facility on June 12 CISDbond oversight panel meets today Comal Independent School Districts bond oversight committee will call its first meet ing at 6 today at Bill Brown Elementary School 20410 Texas 46 West The meeting is open to the public The committee was appointed by the school board to ensure the districts million bond projects were completed on time and money was spent The committee also is expected to tour con struction projects and report to the board NBISD task force takes facility proposals for test drive BY HEATHER TOOD Staff Writer Community leaders will gather Thursday to hear a task forces recommendations for addressing facility needs in New Braunfels Independent School District The draft of recommendations for school instruction could lead to a bond referendum this fall Carter Casteel chair of the Facil ity Task Force and former Comal County judge will present recommendations for renovation and construction to invited com munity leaders Superintendent Ron Reaves said the rec ommendations were in draft form and were not a public document yet We have invited a group of people from all different segments of the community to review what the committee has done so far and see if they need to make any other adjustments before they go to the Reaves said Reaves said a bond election had not yet been called but he said the committee was planning to recommend a referendum for thus fall Although Thursday nights meeting would not be open to the public Reaves said plen ty of opportunities for public input would be available if the recommendations led to a bond issue When the recommendations go to the board there will be a public presence And if the board decides to call a referendum there will be a lot of meetings concerning what the bond issue will be he said He also said the task force which includes 59 teachers parents and community mem bers represented all stakeholders in the dis trict The committees proposed construction projects currently total more than mil lion which is abort million less than rec ommendations by a consulting firm Total Program Management a school management and planning company based in Grapevine presented a facility land use and demographics study in December 1998 TPM recommended more than million in renovations and construction for NBISD The task forces recommendations follow a sixmonth study of school campuses and TPMs facility report Reaves said the presentation Thursday was a pilot to see how the community reacted to the recommendations The facility task force is scheduled to make a presentation to the board of at the end of July INSIDE Key Code 76
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