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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas PILL TOR flDt 780 SQUTHUKT nitROPHBUSHERS 2627 VAHIMLl DF FASO TX and Comal County since SPORTS FORUM 274 12 2 sections RED CROSS Editorial offers kudos for a New Braunfels Red Cross volunteer helping victims of Hurricane 4A ON THE LINKS Junior golfers show their put at the Sundance Golf Course junior championship tournament in New Page 5 A Runway study is dear for takeoff By Dylan Jim6nez Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council spent Monday to fund a study to pre pare for growth at the municipal The Texas Department of Trans portation will fund 90 percent of the which is necessary before any improvements are made at the Officials hope to extend and strength en the runways to accommodate devel opment anticipated because of the Central Texas Technology The technical school will open in May City Manager Chuck Pinto said the city has received in the last six to eight months quite a few inquiries from substantial operations wanting to locate at the The businesses would require wider and stronger Were getting increased and theyre all pretty he The money will come out of ports WWW i j Mostly sunny High Low 84 61 1B 46 BA Heart walk could draw 500 people By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer At 50 years McKenna Memorial Hospital still knows how to Officials anticipate several hundred partygoers to participate in a 5K heart walk and health fair Its going to be McKennas 50th said Renee American Heart Association executive director for the San Antonio so the heart walk will be their birthday Last 250 walkers helped raise money for the Comal Division of the American Heart Association research and education said Lorri health lair TJhere could be as many aS 500 this T i Sef H1AMT Page 3A pRdNTand CENTER uty has of a job Comal County Sheriffs Detective John Bailey looks at a Harley Davidson motorcycle he was able to track He knew its vehicle identification JESSIE number was fake because it did not match Harley Davidsons numbering It had been stolen 12 years ago in Officer an expert at recovering stolen vehicles By Ron Maloney Staff Writer John Bailey grew up in his daddys wrecking yard near He began working there at age running for They called it hustling Bailey You dont need much brains for he was pulling parts from wrecked vehicles on his When he was he learned to drive the yard When he was Bailey joined the Army to get away from the junk But he learned things there about cars and trucks that gave him skills he would later put to good use as a detective who recovers stolen Bailey is Comal Countys member of the Sheriffs Combined Auto Theft Task a 17counry coalition of sheriffs detectives who work together to recover stolen vehicles and jail chop shop operators and others involved in trafficking of stolen Growing Baileys relatives had and he was headed for a career in one owned by his 1 didnt know anything I was a I made good grades in but I knew I was going to end up in the wrecking So halfway through my senior year I got my GED and joined the After the Bailey bought wreckers and went into the auto towing business near But I was always interested in law he In he put himself through peace officer school at Texas and went to work as a patrolman in the Houston I started out in but near ly every day I was getting stolen he Theyre a dime a dozen around On Baileys life changed and nearly I got shot trying to arrest a bur We got in a He I Bailey He put a gun to my said he was going to shoot I tried to talk him out of but he shot me The shot split the officers liver and caused major internal damage from which he spent months I was tore up pretty Right about I seriously considered getting out of law Getting shot really messes you up in the Bailey forced himself back to thinking he would quit in a couple of months after he proved he could do It was in my I didnt He came to New where he became a police When the sheriffs task force was he was recruited for it and had to become a Bailey didnt look It was a job his life prepared him he is well known in central Texas as an expert on finding and identifying stolen He has become the stuff of ing one case involving dozens of stolen cars fhe FBI returned to a crook who was so good the feds couldnt prove they were I identified more than 30 of 39 Bailey I kind of like to rub the FBIs nose in that Along the Bailey has confis cated drugs and stolen vehi cles worth millions of dollars all See Page 3A Herzog take beef awards COMING THURSDAY By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Two local youths learned a little bit Sat urday about how hard work and dedi cation can pay Darren of and Stepharue of New showed the animals chosen as grand champion steer and heifer at the 110th annual Comal County a Navarro High School fresh raised a Maine Anjou named Kir Stephanie second from won grand Champion heifer at the Comal County Fair Saturday Son of Russell and Brenda Dar ren hopes to go to Texas and learn to be a Although hes raised animals for four years and won awards for breed cham this is his first grand Were pretty said Herzogs They work hard at The Herzogs are parttime They have seven and Herzogs younger Russell feeds in the while the boys feed in the You have to walk them a and you See Page 3A KRAFT always working for you Ap4MP Your Communidations Specialists Now Offering wireless
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