New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 20, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Comal Countys Most Wanted See Page 8B HERALD NEW SOHTHUKi vi IX TUESDAY November 2001 14 pages in 2 NG 321 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Panel taps committee forUDC consultant BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer The group charged with unifying New Braunfels development codes picked a ninemember subcommittee Monday to select a consulting The Planning Commission first must approve the Sub division Ordinance Commit tees choices for the subcom as well as the sub committees choice of consul From the recom mendation goes to the city Its all part of a yearlong process to coordinate local statutes into a Unified and Comprehensive Land Devel opment The group named John Randy Roger Biggers and chairman Mike Norris from its own commit tee as well as Adam John Dierksen and Burke Harrison from the planning It also wants interim planning director James Vaughan and city on the selection subcommit The selection committee will interview and nominate a consulting team for recom mendation to the planning commission and city Norris All were trying to do is help the council with committee members who are already and inter in the Committee members admit the prospect of or even completely municipal codes is formida They also wonder to what extent council will be willing to fund the noting that the city of San Marcos earmarked for a similar The Subdivision Ordinance Committee wants consul tants to submit proposals by Proposals are to include anticipated scope of a proposed time frame and a proposed Helping hands JESSIE Members of the Rotary Club of Canyon Believers Christian Fellowship of Smithson Valley and Smithson Valley food bank donate items for distribution to Jimmy Ortiz at the Comal County Sheriffs Office Monday club reach out with food baskets BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Perhaps not everyone thinks about but the holidays are grim for families with relatives in Sheriffs Jimmy Ortiz thinks about as do members of the congrega tion of Believers Christian Fellowship of Smithson with help from the Rotary Club of Canyon Lake and the Smithson Valley Food about two dozen fam ilies got the makings of complete holiday feasts from turkey to dressing to pump kin A few were needy families in the Canyon Lake and eight or so were families identified through Hospice of New But the majority about a dozen were needy families of Comal County Jail himself a member of the congre gation of Calvary Baptist is also involved in ministry to jail See Texans hitting the road for Thanksgiving FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Anxiety is up and the cost of gasoline is down this Thanksgiving state and national officials expect heavy holiday traffic on the nations high ways as up to 20 percent of wouldbe air travelers find other means of reaching their holiday destinations in the wake of the 11 terror Comal County Sheriffs Ed Whitson urged motorists to plan dri ve reasonably and be obser vant when on the roadways later this I know a lot of people have said theyre not going to The price of gas is and therell be more people mov ing Whitson In Comal that means there will be more deputies on the roads to look after those Whitson The best thing to do when to go Whitson is to do just that Be sure your vehicles in good operating all your lights are all that sort of Whitson Allow yourself plenty of time to get to where youre If youre taking long take reasonable rest Be observant on the Whitson Obey the speed make sure you keep your safety belts on and your chil dren in safety and dri ve defensively out he In the message is a similar Patience is going to be required and Texas Department of Trans portation spokesman Mark Cross said Fewer people are expected to fly this year as airlines struggle with a weak econo DPS warns Buckle drive sober FROM STAFF REPORTS Department of Public Safety Troopers and other Texas law enforce ment officers will be looking for sent belt vio speeders and drunk drivers during the Operation ABC America Buckles up Children mobilization through Wearing seat belts is the best form of insur ance I said Thomas Davis director of the As we need to make sure that our children are properly secured any time they ride in a vehi cleand that we also use our seat along with agen cies across the will be out in force the week of Thanksgiving to target drunk drivers and seat belt Our troopers will be looking for people who are not properly secured in their and they will be writing tick Davis DPS has a zerotolerance poli cy regarding seat belt We do not issue warnings for those my and airport security fears after the 11 terrorist making Texas road ways even busier than typical holiday Motorists should give themselves plenty of time to get to their especially on key stretches such as Interstate 35 between Dallas and San See Sweater weather blows into Hill Country JESSIE heavy clouds roll into New Braunfels shortly after noon on BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A cold front that blasted through the Hill Country shortly after noon Monday dropped temperatures nearly 20 The National Weather Service in New Braunfels reported that Mondays high reached 70 degrees by before temperatures dropped to 61 degrees by 1 By 5 they dropped even more to 53 Daytime temperatures in the 60s are expected to be followed by chilly nights as Texans prepare for look for clear and cold nights today and Wednesday with a slight chance of showers predicted for Otherwise partly cloudy skies are expected to Sunny skies were also predicted for North with highs near It should be clear at night with lows in the mid30s in the Dallas It should become mostly sunny over the Houston which also expect ed highs near Lows could reach the midSOs in Southeast Texas on Tuesday Mostly cloudy skies should prevail over the Rio Grande Valley with u 30 percent chance of rain and a high of between 58 and 62 in Lows today were expected to be from 44 to 48 with a 20 percent chance of Cops in shooting return to work BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The three New Braunfels police offi cers placed on administrative leave after a shooting incident this past week returned to work on New Braunfels Police Tony Gel li said Sean Gabbard and offi cers Stephen Hanna and Daniel Vera went back on their jobs Monday a week after the high speed chase that resulted in the shooting of Joseph Hogan was injured in his wrist and He was treated at University Hospital and released the same Since the he has been in Comal County where he is being held on a charge of aggravated assault on a public Bail was set at We havent seen the final report but weve gotten a verbal clear and the officers are back to work as of this Celli The officers were placed on paid administrative leave pending the result of a review of the shooting by See INSIDE Key Code 76 stores set holiday hours FROM STAFF REPORTS City and county offices will be closed for Thanksgiving Day and but some grocery stores and other businesses will be open for limited A City of New Braunfels official said garbage pickup would run on its regular Its best to put your garbage out early Thursday because the crews are going to start early to be home with their the official If those crews need to stop off at a supermarket for any lastminute holiday grocery theyll be able to get them at three local Albertsons will be open from 7 to 4 on Thanksgiving The two Handy Andy grocery stores will bo open from 7 to 6 HEB will be closed for the holi The store will close at mid night Wednesday and reopen at 6 All local banks will be closed on See ;

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