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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page HERALDZEITUNCJ July 2001 Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at 6259144 Dispatch Hione found CANYON LAKE iffs deputies were dis patched to the Canyon Lake Marina Friday afternoon to investigate a report of a bone found Sheriffs Ed Whit son said the reported just before 3 was not from human New Braunfels police are investigating a burglary earlier this week in which golf clubs and other proper ty were reported The incident occurred in the 800 block of Torrey Street between Tuesday and police Value of the property missing from an outbuilding there was placed at about In another bur glars broke a convenience store window to steal worth of That burglary occurred in the 2700 block of IH 35 South between 10 Wednesday and 8 Between 10 Monday and 9 some one took worth of hand tools from a building located in the 400 block of South Seguin There was no sign of forced entry in that bur police Meetings NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL regular Municipal Building council LANDA PARK GOLF COURSE ADVISORY BOARD regular 7 Landa Park Golf Course Club NEW BRAUNFELS MAIN STREET ADVISORY BOARD regular New Braunfels Municipal NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL public hearing on Municipal Building council COMAL COUNTY COMMIS SIONERS COURT regular Commissioners third Comal County Courthouse 150 Seguin NEW BRAUNFELS SIDE WALK ORDINANCE COMMIT TEE regular New Braunfels Municipal conference room COMAL COUNTY REDIS TRICTING COMMITTEE 6 July commissioners 3rd Comal County Courthouse 150 Seguin Lake Dunlap to be lowered SEGUIN Beginning the evening of July 15 through July the level of Lake Dunlap will be dropped 18 inches so work crews can inspect and repair the Allen GuadalupeBlanco River Authority hydroelectric system said the lake would be lowered about a foot on July 25 through July It should be returned to normal level late on the evening of July Ognoskie warned anyone using Lake Dunlap during this time to be careful because lower lake levels expose debris and other potential hazards that are normally The scheduled operations may be canceled or adjust ed in the event of adverse weather Click on us at City crime rate drops in May BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The month of May was a good one in New Braunfels for law enforce ment with an 11 percent drop in the citys overall crime rate and a 42 percent dive in vehicle burglaries compared to May But the official who advises the Safe City Commission warns resi dents not to let their guard Assistant to the City Manager Don Ferguson called May outstanding in terms of the citys crime statis We saw an 11 percent drop in our index crime rate compared to May Ferguson Most note worthy was a 42 percent decline in motor vehicle This marks the second month in a row weve seen a substantial decrease in this crime Ferguson burglary was down 7 driven by the drop in vehicle Nonethe there was a surge in burglaries of residences and other Quite its a trend that is somewhat Ferguson We saw a 15 percent decrease in Crime Statistics MAY 2000 3 sexual assaults 2 robberies 66 assaults 50 vehicle burglaries 18 burglar ies 173 17 auto thefts 329 total crimes MAY 2001 1 sexual assault 4 robberies 64 assaults 29 vehicle burglaries 34 burglar ies 147 auto thefts 292 total crimes theft and a continued decline in auto All in the numbers are very When compiling crime statistics with numbers as low as the Ferguson noted any type of increase is going to look Crime statistics for burglary and theft can be greatly affected by who happens to be in jail at any given time and who has been Ferguson Detectives said certain drug offenders financed their habits through burglary and theft and con tinued to do so even when they were when theres a spike vehicle burglaries particularly if several are committed the same way one of the first things investiga tors said they thought about was who recently had been put back on the But more important than who is or is not in Ferguson is the stand New Braunfels residents are taking against Theyre recognizing the problems that exist and are attempting to do something about Ferguson To make the number of burglar ies drop officials urged resi dents to report suspicious activity to to join organizations such as Neighborhood Watch and to take part in events such as Augusts National Night Out Against In terms of we are now in the busiest time of the Its vital ly important for residents to make sure their vehicles are valu ables are not in open and vehicles are parked in well lighted Ferguson said residents who go on vacation should ask their neigh bors to keep tabs on the We would ask residents going on vacation to stop mail and newspaper delivery or have them picked Ferguson They also need to make sure that their homes have the appearance of being That can be done utilizing timers for lights and Make sure doors and windows are locked and let your neigh bors know to keep an eye out for anything Community council JESSIE Community Council of South Central Texas Chairman of the Board Cesareo Guadarrama standing addresses 28 Giro Rodriguez seat ed and other members during a staff meeting Friday CISD names its teachers of the year SPECIAL TO THE HERALD ZEITUNG The Comal Independent School District named Tammy Griffiths and Melissa Parma as its teach ers of the year for the Elementary Teacher of the has been teaching fourth grade for four years at Bulverde the Secondary Teacher of the has been a teacher for 17 years and has been teaching science and math at Smithson Valley High School since Griffiths earned her bach elor of science in interdisci plinary studies in 1997 from Southwest Texas State Shes a member of her schools site based management team and the districts Council for Program Excellence In the Griffiths is a Special Olympics volunteer and assists with the AWARE Parma earned her bache lors in biology from Rice University and her mas ters in education from California State University at Los She taught in San Houston and before joining Smithson Valley Parma is actively involved in the Alamo Area Association of Physics Teachers and its parent the American Association of Physics She has received numerous teaching mentored many teachers and provided invaluable staff development in the areas of math and Perry Special session wont get redistricting done AUSTIN AP Rick Perry told legislative lead ers he isnt calling a special legislative session for con gressional redistricting because it likely wouldnt produce Perry conveyed that mes sage to House Speaker Pete Laney and acting Bill Ratliff in a letter sent The governor said that after visiting with the two leaders and after reviewing the efforts of their redis tricting committees it is now clear to me that the Texas Legislature is not cur rently able to reach a con sensus on a new congres sional it would not be in the states best interest to spend money holding a special session at this he Redistricting is the oncea decade 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