Saturday, July 28, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HliUALDZRlTUMi July Contact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at 6259144 Dispatch Marijuana bust New Braunfels police seized 25 pounds of mari juana Thursday in the early morning search of a semi Police Mike Rust reported in a news release that two Rio Grande both were arrested and booked into Comal County Jail on charges of posses sion of Both were released later Thursday on The arrests came after a traffic stop on northbound Intelstate 35 in the city Rust A police dog trained to detect drugs led officers to the cab of the vehicle where they reportedly found the marijuana The semi and its trailer were released to the freight company that owns the Police said they believed the company and its officials had no part in the The case is under investi police shootings AP Gunfire erupted at two industrial plants leaving one man another wounded and two of their coworkers in cus There was no known link between the Television reports said the death at Dravo Lime followed an argument between two men over a pack of but police said they were still investi gating Kenneth Ray died after being shot in the chest with a smallcaliber handgurt inside a dressing A coworker was taken into but no charges were immediately The company is about 30 miles south of About 35 miles away in Glair police said a man who lost his job opened fire on a supervisor at TransCycle The victim was in stable condition in Meetings THE NEW BRAUNFELS VEMENT CORPORATION BOARD regular meeting has been The next meeting will be held on August 15 at 7 COMAL COUNTY COM MISSIONERS COURT workshop 1 Comal County Emergency Operations 3005 San Antonio NEW BRAUNFELS PART NERSHIP COMMITTEE regular Meeting Room New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castell COMAL COUNTY COM MISSIONERS COURT redistricting 6 Commissioners third Comal County Courthouse 150 MARION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT board of trustees 7 Marion Careers 214 Huebinger COMAL COUNTY COM MISSIONERS COURT regular Commissioners third Comal County Courthouse NEW BRAUNFELS SAFE C8TY COMMISSION regu lar 7 training New Braunfels Law Enforcement SCHERTZCIBOLOUNI VERSAL CITY INDEPEN DENT SCHOOL DISTRICT board of trustees 7 Transportation 1060 Elbel Down the stretch they come CHRIS Ann Erickson of Norway and Connor Price of ride the new Downhill Racer Thursday at Recently rebuilt and the giant slide now allows for sidebyside Scheel scolds dept heads for heated meetings Officials wants help with fire cases BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer County investigators con cerned about a recent spate of suspicious fires are asking for the publics help in solv ing them and preventing future Last we had some suspicious Comal County Fire Marshal Man ford it seems like were having them A pair of Wednesday fires along Old Nacogdoches Road in Bracken and another on Eckhardt Road in Guadalupe County looked suspiciously like a series of fires along the Interstate 35 corridor this past Manford Those 135 appar ently set along Schwab Road and in the nearby came on some of the hottest days of the Offi cials have not yet proved who set them although they are pursuing Earlier this Brack en and Bulverde firefight ers battled four little fires along FarmtoMarket Road All were set at the same time as another one just a short distance away on Smithson Valley Road in north Bexar The latest fires came about a month after a pair of intentionally set blazes in the Canyon Lake Mobile Home Estates One of those left a family of four Manford cautioned that on a breezy any fire could quickly turn into a blaze that threatens prop erty and human Anyone with information about any intentionally set fires is asked to call Man fords office at But even more he is calling authori ties to report any suspicious activity along county road He advised getting a license plate description of the vehicle if the people in If you see a suspicious vehicle or someone out of place or behaving call your local law enforce ment or my he Deputy fire marshal post created BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County Commis sioners created a second fulltime position in the county fire marshals office Thursday to fight an increasing number of arsonrelated Fire Marshal Lin Man ford will get help in the form of a deputy fire mar shal as soon as one can be The new position will cost about for the rest of this year and will included in the 2002 coun ty Manford now handles fire prevention duties and investigations with the help of Darren the parttime assistant fire The number of fire inves tigations and their time consuming nature requires additional Manford Ive had a bunch of Manford Weve had five at one sub division at the lake in one year and two in three days this past In addition to those Manfords office is prepar ing for the trial of Milton The San Anto nio man is accused of set ting the largest arson fire in county history by ignit ing Carl Doeppenschmidts garage this past Manford also played a role in the investigation of the 26 murder of Bar bara of Canyon Her Danny is in Comal Coun ty awaiting indictment on a murder BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Vail be County Judge Danny Scheel Thursday reminded county employees of the prop er procedure for dealing with computer problems and gave them a quick course in the Golden Citing a trio of recent con frontational meetings over gripes about Scheel told department heads at Commissioners Court just how he expected employees to behave toward one anoth We treat one another and other departments with Scheel We wont tolerate this type of behavior as long as Im coun ty Scheel was angry about recent meetings he a few employees were rude to Computer Services employees who attended the meetings to help them with I was informed most of them were operator prob Scheel Some county employees reported the meetings had turned into Scheel I got an email from an employee saying they couldnt believe how people were talk ing to each Scheel Scheel said that Computer Services has grown to double the size it was when director John Dumas arrived more than a year ago but does triple the work it did The entire county has been put on the computer Work orders that a year ago could take up to 18 working days to resolve are now We treat one another and other departments with We wont tolerate this type of behavior as long as Im county Danny Scheel county judge turned around in one or In the last week 29 computer viruses that would have shut the county down for a day or more were inter cepted before they ever reached a county Scheel Computer Services is the glue that holds this county Scheel Anyone with a computer problem should follow county Scheel which is to call the Computer Services help desk and inform Dumas and his staff of the If it isnt contact the judge Dumas said there have been a lot of upgrades and changes in his tenure in response to an audit of the countys computer needs tak en before he Com puter Services has reached all the 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