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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG March 2001 Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at 6259144 Dispatch Propane fire A propane gas fire caused about worth of dam age to a garage on Navajo Circle Friday New Braunfels firefight ers were called to a resi dence there shortly after 4 The fire apparently was caused when the top of a propane cylinder was bro Gas that escaped from the cylinder was believed to have been ignited by the pilot light of a nearby water Wreck Two motorists were injured Thursday evening in a twovehicle accident that occurred in front of Fire Station 2 on Loop 337 in New The 6 accident occurred when the driver of an 18wheeled truck pulled out in front of a woman who was driving southbound in a 1996 Chevrolet a New Braunfels Police Department officer The woman was taken by helicopter to University Hospital in San and the driver of the Southern Freight Lines truck was taken to McKenna Neither appeared to have life threatening The truck driver did not see the the police officer chase A Department of Public Safety trooper chased a sus pected drunken driver Friday afternoon on Interstate 35 south of New The trooper reported to hed seen an ic possibly intoxicat northbound on Interstate 35 south of Schwab Road at At Engel the sus described as a black turned right after nearly crashing on the frontage He was pulled over on Engel Road and was taken into No other information was available Friday V Rapist gets life AP man convicted of rape and murder in the case of a 13yearold boy who suffocated during sexu al bondage was sentenced to the maximum Friday life in prison without Brown was found guilty in the 1999 death of Jesse Dirkhising at the apartment Brown shared with his This past Brown was spared the death penalty when the jury acquitted him of capi tal murder but found him guilty of firstdegree mur Meetings COMAL COUNTY COMMIS SIONERS COURT Special annual 9 pin employee bowling Mission Valley Bowling 2311 Texas 46 7 today NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL budget 7 Conference Room Municipal April NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL Impact fee presen 6 Conference Room Municipal April NEW BRAUNFELS BUILD ING STANDARDS COMMIS SION Conference Room Municipal Building NEW BRAUNFELS COMMU NITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISO RY COMMITTEE Regular 6 Conference Room Municipal NEW BRAUNFELS PLAN NING COMMISSION regular council Municipal Fiddle Fest Photo submitted Johnny Gimble is one of the performers at Fiddle April 68 at Wursthalle in New For call 1 866 TEXFEST El Paso mayor wins appointment EL PASO AP President Bush will appoint Mayor Carlos Ramirez to be the commissioner of the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission for the United States and the White House announced who describes himself as a is serving his second term as He earned the wrath of his party last year when he campaigned for making numerous appearances on candi date Bushs behalf in West Texas and southern New Ramirez didnt announce intentions to run again for mayor and has been hinting for months that an appointment from the Bush administration was I wanted to put an end to all the specu Ramirez said at a news adding that the formal announcement probably will be made in a couple of Ramirez said the commissioner deals with water border issues from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf Since there is no border a lot of my func tions will be in that Ramirez said the fact that border popula tions are growing and putting a strain on limited water resources will make the post a higher profile job it has been in the Banquet speakers fill in at Seguin event SPECIAL TO THE HERALD ZEITUNG The keynote speaker for the second annual Smokey Joe Williams Scholarship former Negro League baseball star Ted Double Duty has been placed on the dis abled list with a mild stroke and will not be able to participate this Inserted into the lineup for Double Duty Radcliffe are two veterans of the sports John Mule a former Negro Free tax help offered until April 15 FROM STAFF REPORTS The in cooperation with the Internal Revenue will offer free help preparing tax returns for middle and low income tax payers until April 15 through AARP TaxAide For more than 15 years in New this ser vice has been directed to all although it gives special attention to senior The program also will offer free efiling to those whose returns For those who would like assistance with their tax TaxAide will be available at Comal County Senior Center from 1 to 5 Tuesdays and from Thursdays New Braunfels Public Library from noon to 4 Wednesdays and from to Saturdays and Canyon Lake Action Center from 1 to 4 Wednesdays and from 9 to 12 on Al FERNATIVF l llPII R COMPANY Vlclm League ballplayer with the Chicago American will recallhis a pro fessional bail Fox 29 sportscaster Anthony Pittman will be the keynote Pittman has been in the broadcast business for the past 15 He will talk about the sport of baseball and its history referencing the era of the Negro The Smokey Joe Williams Scholarship Banquet will take place on A silent auction featuring sports items begins at 6 and dinner at 7 Tickets are per person and canbe bought at Seguin City 830 401 2435 or the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce at 830 The city will award a scholarship to an out standing senior athlete from Seguin High School this Students apply for the scholarship as part of the SHS applica tion Pets of the week Photo submitted Beau and Sassy are littermates whove never been Their owner passed away and they live at the Qariypn Lake Animal They are strictly indoor cats because they were Come to the CLASS shelter and see the animals available for adop or call 905PETS and ask how you can help us give comfort and shelter to unwanted Make a BUne for Central Texas Health Research watery eyes and stuffy you may qijwlfy to partidpafe in a rewwch study Central Texas Health Research 8306090900 County inks law enforcement pact with Bulverde BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BULVERDE Residents soon will see increased law enforcement in the City of but it will come in a familiar package a Comal County sheriffs Comal County Commis sioners voted Thursday to approve an interlocal agree ment between Sheriff Bob Holder and Bulverde to dedi cate one full time deputy to Bulverde for enforcing state laws and city Bulverde city council approved the agreement on That law enforcement is in addition to the law enforce ment patrols deputies already Bulverde became a city two years and under state a county law enforcement agency cannot enforce city laws such as municipal speed limits and health and safety laws without an interlocal Holder and his chief Richard Bennie first talked to Bulverde about an inter local agreement more than a year Bennie said Thursday that the interlocal agreement became effective The additional patrol deputy would be in place by mid he Under the Holder will dedicate one deputy and that deputys equipment and patrol car to the city for 40 hours per The cost to Bulverde witt be per That officer will be in addi tion to the patrol deputies who now answer calls in Bul verde 24 hours a A provision in the agree ment spells out who Bul verde or Comal County would be responsible for extraordinary expenses above and beyond the call of routine law Those expenses could include sharing in the costs of investigation of a homicide within the city In the first year of the Bulverde would pay only 50 percent of the extraordinary as deter mined by In the sec ond year of the Bulverde would pay 75 per In subsequent years Bulverde would foot the entire 1 commissioner Jack Dawson bristled a bit at that Youre a good and I appreciate your he told Bob he told Barton that in this past years budget Barton called on the county to cut taxes just as Bulverde In light of Dawson said he was not pleased that the county would subsidize Bulverde for a couple of years if a major crime were com mitted within the Dawson voted against the but it 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