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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG Friday April Contact Features Editor Brian dram 6259144 ext 222 Dispatch Woman pleads for thief to return books fcFira avArfari Officials are crediting a smoke detector with saving a family from possible injury and the loss of their home in a kitchen fire early Tuesday morning New Braunfels Fire Marshal Darren Brink koeter said firefighters were called to the 2700 block of Diamond Trail off Texas 46 at Hunters Creek at for a structure fire They arrived to find a refrigerator compressor had malfunctioned Brinkkoeter said The fire was confined to the refrigerator and caused onJy smoke damage to the rest of the home Brink koeter said reported A money order was reported stolen Wednesday A New Braunfels Police Department spokesman said the theft occurred sometime between March 28 and March 31 The money order was apparently removed from a desk drawer at a business located in the 1700 block of Business 35 North BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Where were you at this past Thurs day afternoon Juanita Riggins and her daughter Rhanessa 8 need your help They went shopping at Albertsons at 3 and left their car unlocked Someone got in and stole Rhanessas compact disc player the compact disc inside it and five books she had signed out from the New Braunfels Public Library If you took them Riggins wants you to bring them back so she doesnt have to pay for them She cant afford to Everything that was taken out of the car was my daughters I just fig ure it was a kid who did it since they took everything that was my Riggins said If they had taken my stuff it wouldnt have mattered It was from an 8yearold Thats the hardest Now the library is going to charge Riggins for the books plus a reshelving fee I live on food stamps and Medic aid Thats a lot of money for Rig gins said The missing books are Tummy Trouble On Board the Space Shuttle A Day in the Life of a Firefighter Clifford and the Halloween Parade Eency Weency Spider Riggins regrets not locking the vehi cle and she will from now on We had put everything up under neath the seat like we always did When we came back out everything was gone She reached up under the seat to get the books and they were gone She had a backpack in the back seat and they had gone through that Riggins said The experience traumatized her daughter Riggins said Oh she was hysterical Now shes locking up everything she has Its terrified her now Shes never locked anything up in her life This really did a number on her Shes scared shes never going to be able to check out another book in her Riggins said The grass soon will be greener on the other side arrest A 23yearold New Braunfels man was arrested on a misdemeanor drug alle gation Monday after a traffic stop on Loop 337 David W Paddock was pulled over in the 1200 block of Loop 337 at 11 Monday Paddock had no drivers license and no proof of insur ance according to police The officer who stopped Paddock saw a glass pipe on the floor of the car and then when searching the vehicle found a small amount of marijuana under the seat police said Paddock was booked for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana failure to maintain financial respon sibility and no drivers license police said CHS SVHS prepare to install artificial turf at stadiums BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer Grass is being taken up at football stadiums at Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools in preparation for installation of artificial turf Its going said Smithson Valley High School Principal Brad Williams Were getting up the natur al grass and putting it on a practice field one next to the football Williams said leftover grass from the stadium is also being placed around the Smithson Valley campus near where the portable buildings were once sta tioned He called it the great grass Canyon High School Prin cipal Bob Weigand said maintenance personnel are reshaping the crown of the football field flattening it to allow installation of the artifical turf Williams explained the fields must be flattened to allow for the laying of a car DAVID Construction workers at both Canyon and Smithson Valley High Schools have begun the process of replacing the grass on the two schools football fields with an artificial turf pet of rubber beads upon which the painted nylon turf will be laid The turf is called Ten X and is similar to turf used in stadiums in San Antonio at Harlandale and East Cen tral high schools and at Alamo Stadium Itll be great for Williams said We wont have to be chasing the ball downhill all of the Williams said mainte nance would be greatly reduced because the field wont have to be painted for football It comes prepaint ed Twenty minutes after it rains itll be he said With grass and rain you can wipe out a field With this it has unlimited Eventually some middle school teams especially feeder schools will be able to play at the Smithson Val ley football stadium Williams said And the turf field can be used for band and drill team marching contests without worry about destroying it Williams expects to have the turf fully installed dur ing June The first time it will actually be used will be for the TAG program a summer camp program in which kids from seventh grade and higher can come out and work out on it Comal Independent School District spokesper son Kari Hutchison said the turf should last eight to 10 years It depends on wear and Hutchison said Rod Smith president of the Canyon Athletic Booster Club said a local financial institution which he declined to name has agreed to back the boosters who must come up with as their share of the project He said it would take the club a few years to pay back the money The boosters did a real good job of Smith said He estimated the mainte nance savings of to per year could be rolled back into teachers salaries Smithson Valley High Schools boosters also have raised about Hutchison said And approx imately from the interest on the school bond money would be used to pay the rest of the costs she said Woman arrested for drug possession FROM STAFF REPORTS CANYON LAKE A 23 yearold Canyon Lake woman was arrested Tues day for the alleged posses sion of more than nine ounces of marijuana Amy M Upshaw was booked into Comal County Jail on a charge of posses sion of between 4 ounces and 5 pounds of marijuana The charge is a state jail felony punishable by six months to two years incar ceration in a state jail and a fine of up to The allegations grew out of a Feb 28 traffic stop in which Upshaw reportedly admitted to investigators that she hud illegal drugs in her car and her residence Comal County Sheriffs deputy Greg Lucas stopped Upshaw on FarmtoMarket Road 2673 for an allegedly expired inspection sticker He wrote in his report that he also discovered Upshaw had a suspended license and no insurance Lucas said he asked Upshaw if there was any thing else in the vehicle he should be aware of and she told him there were a couple of roaches marijuana cig arette butts in the ash tray She let him search the car and he reported he found more marijuana between its front seats She then told Lucas he said that she had more mar ijuana at home Narcotics detectives were called and Upshaw gave them permission to search the residence where they found more marijuana and 17 marijuana plants growing under lights She had some she had bought and some she was trying to a detective said An investigator with the Comal County Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force said the illegal weed was confiscated and weighed out to deter mine that she had more than nine ounces just over half a pound The narcotics investigator said others were probably aware of Upshaws activity or might be aware of other drugrelated crime If any citizens would like to report drug activity in Comal County they can call the CID office at the sheriffs office and request to speak to Sgt Tommy Ward Hell get the caller to us or get the message to us later the detective said The Comal County Sher iffs Office can be reached at 6203400 or 885 4883 Parent Organizations Community Organizations Clubs Meetings Sports Stones Great Deals CATCH IT ALL EACH MORNING Call 6259144 to today NEW BHAUNIBUS HERALDZEITUNG Trade Days Downtown Seguin Saturday April 26 9 to 5 Central Park i Entertainment and food throwgnow the day Free historic district walking tow at 10 Area historic attractions open i IJ to 2 Visit downtown retail stores and restaurants Sold out No more room for vendors Sponsored by Seguin Main Street Ihatx Old ptow curwr ttj WIIKIJ HtriUf Sludiu tSicaim Hey where is everybody At Trade Days DERMATOLOGY CLINIC Vicente Quintero Board Certified Specializing in Disease of the skin hair and nails 8306248026 226 N Union Ave New Braunfels fAAD pring Allergies 0 Asthma c3 The research site of Dr Frank C is looking for volunteers who suffer from leMesam Spring for a clinical study involving an investigational medication Qualified participants will be compensated for time and Formore information please call o RESTAURANT BAKERY f o The CowParade Has come to OMAS Joining the hundreds of other Unique ideas in OMAS gift shop Collectibles plush animals Music Tapes A CDs Beer Steins Bakery treats regular and sugar free Candies and more Come see the CowParade A more Come for lunch or dinner too A family favorite for more than 25 years Just Off 135 Exit East right on Hwy 46 in New Braunfels Open Everyday for Lunch Dinner m
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