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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 19, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                SATURDAY July 2003 14 pages in 2 sections aia Braunfcls arid dofaal County since 1852 50 cents Assault suspect allegedly used blood as weapon BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A local woman could go to prison for the rest of her life for allegedly attacking a police officer with her Elizabeth was being held in Comal County Jail on charges including aggravated assault of a peace The charge is a firstdegree felony punish able by five to 99 years in state prison and a Timmermanns bail was set at New Braunfels police Mike Rust said two officers arrested Timmermann at 1 after stopping her vehicle in the 2100 block of West San Antonio Street on a vehicle code As she was being taken into Rust said Timmermann allegedly intentionally exposed them to her Timmermann resisted arrest and verbally berated Rust Timmermann began screaming and yelling calling the officer a expletives deleted and saying she was going to kick the exple tive deleted out of the police detec tive Scott Renken wrote in his arrest warrant Renken said officers had to subdue Tim physically Due to the intensity of the she somehow got a laceration to her Rust In the Renken wrote that after the New Braunfels police John Vil larreal obtained a subpoena for medical showed Timmermann suffers from chronic bloodborne who was incarcerated for resisting was rearrested Thursday night by Renken on the aggravated assault In Renkens he alleged Timmer mann intentionally and knowingly caused serious bodily injury to the officer by causing her infected blood to make contact with the female In the Renken described Tim mermann as a known intravenous drug user who has previous drug He noted Timmermann threatened the female See DAVID Above Chris Elizardo works on the chin of the 7fcottall statue of Prince Solms in his home The who usually creates much smaller says the lifesize project is a joy to work Below Elizardo works on some finer details in the He hopes the figure will eventually be displayed at Main Plaza or in front of a new civic Local sculptor hopes his art will decorate the city BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer The mustachioed figure of Prince Carl Solms has returned to New Braunfels thanks to the artwork of Chris For the lifesized statue stands in his living My wife kind of likes but she said shes like to have her living room Elizardo who has been sculpting for about 11 said he always wanted to sculpt a statue of Prince Carl he since Solms was the driving force behind German settlement in Elizardo said Solms came here in left and never But hes come back to New Elizardo See Mill Street could be citys newest historic district BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer New Braunfels could see a portion of Mill Street from Market Street to Walnut Avenue become a historic dis Comal County His torical Commission is notifying residents of the project that could make about a mile of Mill Street its own historic Because time and manpower are limit the commission will focus only on the onemile strip of Mill said Don commission chair Its going to be an easy street to work Offerman He already has information on historic significance of some buildings on the SOECHTtNG The project could take sev eral months of Offer man Initial steps include notifying photographing structures and researching histories of the The state historic commis sion will assist the county in that After gath ering all the neces sary an application will go to the National Park Service for national designation of Mill Street as a historic In order to be des 50 percent of the structures in the dis trict must be at least 50 years Offerman said he was confident the onemile strip of Mill Street could be desig See MILL CISD employees might get new insurance BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer Comal Independent School Districts health insurance Frank told trustees he recommends the district switch health insurance Health insurance for CISD employees is currently administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Witting recommends trustees vote to switch to United Healthcare at their July 29 board He said the district is look ing to change because of rules requiring government entities to request proposals every three years for expen ditures in excess of Witting said the school dis tricts insurance which consists of school dis trict teachers and other recommended changing insurance Witting said the insurance committee found most doc tors like dealing with United Healthcare better than Blue CrossBlue who narrowed the proposals submitted down from 18 to United Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue said he recom mended the school district use United Healthcare for financial He would not disclose financial details of United Healthcares End of STGCD spells demise of county aquifer protection FROM STAFF REPORTS BULVERDE Precinct 2 Comal County Commis sioner Jay MjUUdn said county resi dents will rue the day they voted to close down the Southeast Trinity Groundwater Con servation The district con ducted its filial business in a 20 minute meeting MILLIKIN Voters chose by a 21 margin in November 2001 to close the County fifciflilft asked District 73 Carter RNew Braun to sponsor legislation to accom plish The House Bill was signed into law by Rick Per It took effect June Wednesday the district board met in Buiverde and took its final Ail our bank statements and financial records will be sent to the INSIDE Dear Team to tackle unemployment FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels economic develop ment officials and local media are collaborating to develop a plan to attack city employment The group aims to enhance com munication between the community and institutions able to address unemployment edu elected officials and econom ic The idea is we need to have good communication and said Mayor Adam Cork Friday at the groups first brainstorming ses Weve got to figure out a way to connect the The idea started when Cork approached the local Texas Work force Commission office earlier this year to try to understand the citys unemployment TWC and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce teamed up to study the number of factors involved in the citys eco nomic situation and how to pool resources to address those The group approached The New Braunfels the local radio station and the San Antonio 24hour news station to help edur cate the community to take How those institutions would dis seminate information could be deter mined at a future   

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