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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 28, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas iowa prepare for Alamo Bowl See FRIDAY December 2001 18 puges in 2 sections NEW BRAUNFELS 39 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents New Braunfels interim city manager falls hospitalized BY REY SIFUENTES Staff Writer New Braunfels Interim City Manager Hector Tamayo was hospitalized Thursday morning for an undisclosed New Braunfels Fire Department Paramedics responded to Tamayos Lori Lane home at Thursday a Station 2 TAMAYO spokesman Tamayo became ill Thursday morning and was taken to McKenna Memorial Assistant City Manager Don Ferguson Hospital spokeswoman Patty Toney said the interim city man ager was in stable condition and in intensive She said she could not specify Tamayos ail Toney had no idea how long Tamayo would be staying at she Fire officials said Tamayo possi bly would be transferred to a hos pital in San Over at the citys municipal city operations will con tinue as normal in his Ferguson All of our thoughts and prayers are with he and his fami he We are all hoping for a speedy Council hired Tamayo as the interim city manager Aug His selection came after previ ous City Manager Mike Shands retired in July and before council selected Charles Chuck Pinto as the new Pinto is expected to be in New Braunfels Jan Tamayo had previously served as New Braunfels City Manager from 1989 to at which time he Stars in their eyes Astronomy club keeps its focus on skies BY JENNIFER MCMICHAEL Staff Writer Walking in on a meeting of the New Braunfels Astronomy someone could mistake it for a social club until he or she listens to the Coffee cups dot the accented by cookie bearing some with only a few crumbs Has anyone been seeing Jupiter Dan Tharp Several members shake their Astronomy Club founder Larry Pratt said the club had about 20 They do not elect officers or appoint At some point that might become he but until then the mem bers are happy to leave the business talk out of That leaves more time for astronomy 1 invite people to but I sort of guide the dis Pratt I have an agenda and try to be sure that we touch on Sometimes theyll be talking about plans for a star party or what might be in the One thing is we dont have to talk about a lot of business and trea sury funds and committee because we havent got planets and galax ies always intrigued his but not until he retired did Pratt take his interest a step Once he Pratt didnt waste much He and his wife agreed to buy a Its Pratt Its fun when you get to know the sky a little Its so rewarding to JESSIE Even during daylight Larry Pratt can track the motion of many a member of the local astronomy uses his telescope to gaze at planets and stars from his home New Earth third rock from the be able to look up and thats Jupiter over Saturns right here and Uranus is not in sight you get into the you begin to know which ones are up right Its great Pratt and some of his friends who also found the night skies fascinating decided to form a club specifically to discuss what they were seeing and Fourandahalf years the New Braunfels Astronomy Club recently met for its 55th the member who asked about learned about the club JESSIE New Braunfels Police John Womrnack uses the tip of his pen to check the reaction time of the subjects pupils during a demonstration of a field sobriety Wommack and other officers will utilize this test and others during the holidy season to try and keep dangerous drivers off the Officials urge caution during holiday travel BY JENNIFER MCMICHAEL Staff Writer Though drivers should be careful every the roads on New Years Eve might be more treacherous than in past Because New Years fell on a most people will go back to work said John New Braunfels Police Department Traffic Usually a holiday followed by a workday results in few er drunk drivers and fewer Wommack which result in fewer acci the National Weather Service is predict ing sleet and snow on New Years which could make traveling a tricky predica ment at New Braunfels Police Department would have extra patrol officers on duty for New Years Were going to have a cou ple of officers come in for back to answer accident you name just to have someone extra on Wommack Wommack encouraged dri Driving Tips The Texas Department of Public Safety offers some ideas for lifechanging New Years resolutions Make buckling up everyone in your vehicle before you start the engine a Drive Drunk dri ving kills hundreds and injures or maims thousands in Texas every Slow downeven a Drive Dont forget your manners when you get behind the wheel and fall into the road rage Put the cell phone A cell phone can save your but it can also end it if used Dont You need that space between you and the vehicle in front of you in case unforeseen problems vers to be more alert and to realize that people are out Some people dont think as well as others and may See Cops arrest men in park on public lewdness charges FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels police arrested two local men on public lewdness charges Wednesday after an incident in a park Robert and Lanny were booked into Comal County Jail on public lewdness Each posted bail and was released from cus Public lewdness is a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to A New Braunfels Police Department spokesman said officers Joe Tovar and John McDonald arrested the pair at 10 Wednesday after See INSIDE Kay Code 76 San Marcos police seek robber SPECIAL TO THE HERALD ZEITUNG SAN MARCOS The San Marcos Police Department and Hays County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Divisions are searching for a suspect in two aggravated rob beries occurring this week in Buda and San The first robbery occurred on about 3 Christmas Eve at the SacNPac Store at Farmto M a r k o t Road 2001 and Inter state 35 in The sus pect was described as a His panic 18 to 25 years of 5feot8 to 5feet 170 to 200 The SUSPECT sxispect was wearing dark col ored or black clothing and a dark colored or black knit The suspect displayed a handgun and spoke English and Spanish to the eating his intention to rob the The clerk cooperated during the robbery and was not The suspect fled on foot from the store Deputies searched the area See
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