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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 20, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG July 2001 Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edrnonson at 6259144 Dispatch HhishnfimfclnKflt A 20yearold New Braunfels man was indicted by a Comal County grand jury Wednesday on eight counts of burglarizing a Jose Ricardo was indicted for a series of Watson 306 area burglaries dating back to Sheriffs detective Ronnie Womack investigated the Burglary of a habitation is a seconddegree felony punishable by two to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to Probation set A New Braunfels man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday in a case in which he was allegedly involved with the handling of a large amount of All but 140 days of the sentence which Eduardo began serv ing in Comal County Jail Wednesday was probat Assistant District Attorney Ed Jendrzey said Munoz had a minor role in a drug investigation into the alleged possession of more than 50 of mari bum CANYON LAKE Firefighters called to a reported brush fire Thursday afternoon arrived to find a resident burning The incident occurred at around 3 near the intersection of Skyline Drive and FarmtoMarket Road 1 Canyon Lake Chief Shawn firefighters extinguished the Wherry wants to remind Canyon Lake area residents that county commissioners have imposed a burn ban because of dry condi Violation of the burn ban is a class C misdemeanor punishable by a spill New Braunfels firefight ers were called to the Solms truck 3400 block of Interstate 35 for a reported fuel spill just before 7 They arrived to find approximately five gallons of fuel had been It was absorbed and swept Microwave fire CANYON LAKE Firefighters dispatched to a reported kitchen fire arrived to find that a microwave oven had mal There was no other dam A Canyon Lake spokesman said the inci dent occurred at a residence on the south side of the but the report hadnt been Meetings Keeping city wired JESSIE Jason the first information technology specialist hired by the spends his days traveling from the municipal building to the golf course and his favorite the overseeing the computer systems of all the city Specialist oversees city computer systems BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Jason Scharnhorst is making sure the city of New Braunfels is wired for the Scharnhorst is the first information technology specialist hired by the Chief Finance Officer Chet Lewis He doesnt just work at city Lewis Hes responsible fori computer sys and fir4 Hell also go to the library and parks tern anywhere there are city employ Lewis said the city needed an informa tion technology expert to keep up with quickly changing We recognized the need to have some one on staff who can service and maintain the he Hes also going to be responsible for training employees and buying new Scharnhorst oversees computer work and training for 336 fulltime In the county has seven an entire Lewis It was definitely time for the city to gain someone who is experienced with a graduate of New Braun fels High has years of computer including classes at San Anto nio Tve lived here most of my he Its nice to have the opportunity to find a job and stay New Braunfels is a beautiful citjvand everybody here is Theyre really Part of Scharnhorsts computer experi ence includes time on the board of direc tors of a dot com corporation in When the technology market the company he Scharnhorst upgrades the citys Internet connection and researches software needs for each Weve scheduled some and Ive done some maintenance as he Tm responsible for maintaining com puters and file networking and handling internet Im also trying to organize the software and Deadline nearing for CHIP workshop FROM STAFF REPORTS Anyone interested in learn ing more about the Childrens Health Insurance Program can attend a twohour train ing session July The program will teach people about CHIP and how to fill out how to receive free materials about the state program and how to gain information on how it Community Outreach Coordinator Ramon Chapa Chapa is the coordinator in Bexar and Comal as well as seven other coun ties in the He said the program in Comal was successful and received an award for the number of children Weve enrolled chil dren so far in he But there are still thousands of children out there we havent been able to We need help from the com CHIP is the states insur ance program for underpriv ileged Set up by the legislature because mil lion Texas children didnt have health the program is jointly funded by the state by the federal Chapa Parents pay no more than a month for the program and pay a Prescription medicines are as he Participation is based on Chapa For or to reserve space for the work call Chapa at 210354 Reservation deadline for the workshop is July Click on us NEW BRAUNFELS VEMENT CORPORATION BOARD regular meeting has been The next meeting will be held on August at 7 NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL special annexa tion public hearing for resi dents in Area including Preiss Heights 6 July New Life Fellowship 1600 River NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL special annexa tion public hearing for resi dents in Area including Mission Valley Estates subdi July Mittmann Need a car 877 2 BuyltNow Dont let bad credit get the best of you BuyltNow Man indicted for theft BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The 50yearold San Anto nio man investigators believe set a fire that destroyed sev eral antique autos and other irreplaceable family heirlooms last year has been indicted by a Comal County grand Milton who is being held hi Comal County Jail on was indicted Wednesday for arson and theft in connection with the 2000 fire that destroyed a building owned by Carl Arson and theft are both seconddegree felonies pun ishable by 220 years in prison and a fine of up to The destroyed located on Texas 46 near Smithson was used for storage and as a Inside were valuable vehicles that included a 1955 Ford Thunderbird in original con a restored 1956 Chevrolet Bel a 1937 ChrisCraft powerboat and a 1954 Cadillac The which was in the middle of a was by itself val ued at But it also had priceless sentimental value for the Doeppenschmidt family it was owned by Carl Doeppen schmidts father and used in the family business in New Braunfels for many In the fire caused an estimated half million dollars in making it the most costly intentionally set fire in Comal County Comal County Fire Marshal Lin Assistant State Fire Marshal Tommy Huber tus and other investigators worked months to compile the evidence to connect Milburn to the The investigation began with a hat allegedly dropped at the crime scene by who had worked at the build ing for a contractor the week before the Manford used the hat to track Milford through his Further investigation revealed that the man had allegedly pawned property owned by Doeppenschmidt in a San Antonio Robbery suspect sentenced to 50 years BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The 37yearold San Anto nio man convicted in May in connection with a 1999 con venience store robbery has Been sentenced to 50 years in state Judge Jack Robison of the 207th Judicial District Court sentenced Terry Herron to 50 years in prison and a fine Herron will first be eligible for parole in found guilty of aggravated is the sec ond man convicted in connec tion with the robbery of the Quix convenience store locat ed on northbound Interstate 35 at FM 1103 south of New Getaway driver Johnny Johnson drew 35 years on the same charge earlier this A third alleged accomplice has not been charged in the Herron has been held in the Comal County Jail on aggra vated robbery charges since his arrest on Schertz police allege Her ron was one of three men who robbed the Quix convenience store at 135 and Farmto Market Road 1103 just before 11 on A handgun was used in the and a store clerk was struck to the floor by the man who escaped with the receipts from two store cash Investigators said at trial that Herron was that FreeFenPhen Screening Echos American Home Products has 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