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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 30, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas Tf V OCTOBER HERALD SPORTS FOOTBALL NB Dripping Springs Canyon Marble Falls 0 Poteet Marion 20 Navarro Comfort 27 togt SA COUPON TICKET Wurstfest is offering a free ticket with the purchase of a paid admission to the Page 2A 301 16 2 sections CLICK 8 artly cloudy High Low 88 70 Details1B DEARABBY CLAS9IFKOS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 21 IA BA city report record early voting By Ron Malonay and Scott Mahon Staff Writers Early voting portends a barnburner of an election this year in Comal New Braunfels and New Braunfels Independent School District officials report ed alltime record early vot ing turnout Friday Comal County Elections Coordinator Linnell Hinojosa reported cast ballots at the courthouse Thats the biggest turnout in one day that weve ever Hinojosa That brings our inperson early vot ing at the courthouse to which exceeds our previous record set in 2000 of by about Add the tallies for the three temporary branches and the maUin ballots received so Hinojosa and that brings the early voting total to with three more days of mailin votes Hinojosa said about 400 mailin ballots were still to be Our drawing card is the presidential the Commissioner 3 race and the city Hino josa All have helped See Page 3A 1 arrested on charges of heroin possession By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Local law enforcement officials who asked residents Thursday to turn in their local dope dealers made a heroin arrest shortly after the news hit the Police Mike Rust said Diago Vidal of New was arrest ed just after 5 Thursday for alleged violation of promise to appear open container and possession of between 4 and 200 grams of a controlled penalty group If the charge is a second degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in state prison or a fine or Molinas bail is Rust said police received a call from someone who alleged Molina was selling heroin out of a residence in the 1700 See Page 3A CISD notifies parents of video camera By Laigh Jonas Staff Writer Comal Independent School District administrators waited one week before notifying parents about a hidden video camera discovered in the Spring Branch Middle School girls locker The incident occurred 22 when two eighthgrade girls were caught attempting to tape fellow students while they changed A coach supervising the class found the camera before the students began removing any The camera was only on for about 60 Principal Linda Harlan said the tape was reviewed by three female staff mem bers and none of the students on tape was The only face you can see is the person doing the she There was nothing inappropriate or OPENING DAY WELCOME MANDV Mayor Adam JoAnn Grosse Opa Don Wurstfest President Doug and his wife Anne kick off opening night of the 10day German festival with the traditional biting of the Ceremony kicks off Wurstfest LindseyToney hugs on her bear Oma during opening night of By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Some people just seem to live in a world of Thats how it was Friday for Doug Don their Anne and and hundreds of their friends who launched this citys signature sausage festival with calls of Prosit and that decidedly notsolemn ceremony The Bit ing of the With fanfare and the sharp snap of a couple dozen luminaries and a couple hundred of the volk biting through crisp and tangy New Braunfels Smokehouse Mayor Adam Coun ty Judge Danny Scheel and the community launched the 44th Annual A nod to Germanys number one cold beverage and the heritage of the home country of thousands of Wurstfest is also this citys largest annual chari table attracting more than from around to world to a small and proud South Texas As Wurstfest Miller wel comed everyone into a warm and introduced who issued welcomes in German and welcoming as well the rest of commissioners Welcome to Wurstfest 2004 Scheel switching to I See Page 3A WURSTFEST SATURDAY ACTIVITIES Live music throughout day in Das Grosse Zelt The Big and Das Kleine Zelt The Little Tent Gator the Clown will be roaming around the grounds 9 to 4 Open Peter and Paul Catholic Church 10 Wurstfest Landa Haus 10 to 3 Tour of Conservation Plaza 10 to 5 Braunfels Art League Gallery 10 to 5 Heritage Kunst und Gewerbe Markt Center 10 to 5 The Sophienburg New Braunfels Archives and Museum of History 10 to Wurst Craft Braunfels Utilities Parking Lot 10 to 6 Ulterior Motifs New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music to 2 Kaffee Conservation Plaza 11 to 10 Kunsthalle Recreation Center adjacent to Wurstfest Gate 2 to 4 Annual Wurstfest Regatta II Keel boats and Lake 1 to 4 Heritage Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture 2 to 5 Tour of Ferdinand Lindheimer Home OldTime Melodrama How the Grinch Stole Circle Arts Theatre Firefighters place placards on doors reminding people to check alarms StaffWriter Everyone probably remembers the old saying that helps them know how to reset their clocks Fall hack and spring When residents set their clocks back an hour tonight for daylight saving firefighters want them to remember also to change the batteries on their smoke This as part of the New Hraunfek Fke Departments extend ed Fke Prevention Weet firefigit ers have been going doortodoor around the city leaving on door knobs a hanging placard asking res idents to change their batteries and check their smoke New Braunfels Fire Department Fire Marshal Darren Brinkkoeter said the campaign is Put a Finger on Smoke detectors are the most effective early warning device avail Brinkkoeter said Theyve cut fitee in half since their intro duction to consumers in the he 70 percent of home fire deaths come in homes that either have no smoke detectors or smoke detectors that arent Were trying to reduce the num ber of fire fatalities in New Braun Brinkkoeter Firefighters for years have encouraged residents to change their batteries each spring and fall when they change their Fire Greg Scooter Wilson said he batteries should be ty removed so as not to damage the wires and the detector should be tested when replaced on its mounting All have a test light or test Wilson Most detectors manufactured today are stationary mean ing the batteries just slide Wilson there are still some with wires or leads to Youll want to grab those leads and hold pressure on them so you dont pull them out and damage the See Page 3A
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