Tuesday, August 1, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas U Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending in 1 or 2 can water today before 9 and after 7 Well users with addresses ending in 2 or 3 can water today between midnight and 10 and from 8 to midnight r UNG Vol 149 No 187 14 pages in 2 sections August 1 2000 TUESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents NA T I O N A L Night out at NBPD New Braunfels finest host community party BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Williams and four of his buddies had a socket set a couple of floor jacks and quite a bit of expertise in their sub ject area which is working on cars They look sound and work sort of like a NASCAR pit crew but in reverse Instead of putting a vehicle back together and back on the road their job is to take it apart In 30 seconds Williams and company thats Sergeant Williams of the San Antonio Police Departments vehicle crimes unit had the doors K JESSIE NBPDs Mike Garcia brought his two children Tanner and Sydney to see the many demonstrations at the police departments open house Monday evening One of the demonstrations showed off the equipment inside a New Braunfels Fire and Rescue ambulance Officer of Year from old school Allen gets Burney Boeck award BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer About a year ago a 30year veteran New Braunfels Police Department officer from the old school interrupted a burglary of a Landa Street store about mid night Within a hundred yards he ran down one of the suspects who was less than half his age and collared him He yelled at the mans accomplice ordering him to stop and the young man did Sgt Roger Allen doesnt talk about it much he doesnt talk about anything much unless you want to talk to him about farm ing his wife Mary Annis or his sons Jay and Bo who also hap pen to be New Braunfels police officers But Monday night lots of folks were talking about that exploit which landed a criminal in prison and they were talking about Allens career as the night shift sergeant at New Braunfels Police Department a job hes held for going on 25 years Allen was recognized with the Burney Boeck Memorial Officer of the Year award for his service to his community his department and his officers Rogers a man who has sought K JESSIE New Braunfels Police Chief Ray Douglas presents Sgt Roger Allen with the Bumey Boeck Memorial Officer of the Year Award and received little recognition while hes accomplished a Assistant to the City Manager Don Ferguson said He keeps the city safe at night while we rest Hes a class act in the eyes of the Safe City Commission a vet eran officer from the old New Braunfels Chief of Police Ray Douglas who last year was recognized with the award pre sented it to Allen Monday night praising the sergeant who has supervised the night shift at the NBPD A lot of people dont know Sgt Allen but hes in charge of the department of the city at night Hes a hardworking dedicated officer and like him his two sons are dedicated offi Douglas said You have to be committed to Allen said of his career work ing a shift that many would avoid if they could But I didnt get this award by he pointed out I couldnt have got this without my wifes support Shes put up with me working nights all these Allen said Not his wife said Allen thought for a moment and a smile flashed across his face Well not without complain he said NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PARTIES Barricades will be placed at or near the following locations for National Night Out parties tonight in New Braunfels 300 block of Raven Ridge 1600 block of Dustin Cade Rolling Valley Drive at Devin Drive 15001600 block of Allison Drive 300 block of Paisano Street 1000 block of Dunlap Drive 9001000 block of River Tree 1100 block of Camellia Lane Queens Drive and Shield Drive 400 block of Granada Drive Texas Avenue 100200 block of Pennsylvania Blvd Louisiana Avenue 1300 block of Azalea Lane 1400 block of Azalea Lane 200300 block of Edgewater Terrace 1800 block of Pebblebrook Drive 1800 block of Crystal Springs Bend 1200 block of Stonewall St 900 block of McQueeney Road 500 block of Willow Ave 500 block of Advantage Drive Evergreen Lane Photo submitted Barbara Thorburn of New Braunfels and a delegate from Congressional District 28 at the Republican National Convention wears Texas delegation apparel in Philadelphia on Monday At breakfast Monday Lt Gov Rick Perry reminded the delegation they were ambassadors for Texas GOP convention makes pitch to moderate voters Laura Bush Powell cap big first day BY DAVID ESPO AP Political Writer PHILADELPHIA AP Colin Powell extolled Texas Gov George W Bush as a man with a passion for delivering More on the an open Republican ing night National affirma tion Mon day at a Republican convention meticu lously scripted to appeal to vot ers in the political middle The Texas governor has been successful in bringing more minorities inside the tent by responding to their deepest said the retired general in prepared remarks He can do the same thing as BUSH Evening appearances by Powell and Bushs wife Laura capped a day in which the gover nors name was placed in nomination without opposi tion Republican delegates approved his campaign plat form in a quick voice vote in the conventions only day ses sion rubberstamping a docu ment crafted to fit the nomi nees selfdescribed image as a compassionate The platform opposed abor tion while reaching out to immigrants and minorities It opposed gay rights a gesture to social conservatives that was softened by the decision to give a prominent speaking role to the only openly gay GOP mem ber of Congress Brookshire seeking restraining order BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Brookshire Homes plans today to ask for a restraining order against the city of New Braunfels that would allow the company to continue building in Meadow Creek Brookshire Homes President Greg Barrineau said his com pany would ask a district court judge for a temporary restrain ing order against New Braun fels so we can build the hous es for the people we contracted with so we can get the houses built for our This follows what City Attor ney Floyd Akers described as pure defiance by Brookshire Homes after the company ignored orders to stop working at Meadow Creek Friday The city has been embroiled in a legal battle with Brook See K JESSIE The vacant building that once housed Angels Inspirations in downtown will be filled soon with offices of New Braunfels Title Company New Braunfels Title moving some of its offices to downtown BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Title Company is expanding into a vacant downtown building The company which has other offices in New Braunfels and two other counties hopes to soon occupy the former home of Angels Inspirations 204 W San Antonio St Angels Inspirations closed earlier this year New Braunfels Title Company president Nile Riedel said his companys lease of the building would serve sev eral purposes Because we operate in three counties including this INSIDE Key Code 76 Faulty sprinklers blamed for city watering mishap FROM STAFF REPORTS A sprinkler system malfunctioned Sunday on the central island in Main Plaza watering the grass at New Braunfels Utilities has instituted watering restrictions that allow people to water only on certain days before 9 and after 7 City Manager Mike Shands said the city was not oblig ated to follow those restrictions but does so any way But on Sunday some of the sprinklers in the central island on Main Plaza went oftat This is the second time this has happened in two months Shands said City staff still are trying to determine the exact cause of the malfunction Shands said the problem could be a remote control device for the system City staff turned the remote system off until the problem is fixed Shands said