Saturday, December 4, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas win SOUIHUEST E YAKDF1 OR TX mm DECEMBER ff SPORTS FOOTBALL Smithson Valleys defense facing San Antonio Tafts top rated offense in todays state Page 8A FORUM COLUMN Woodall writes how its time for a backlash against the hypocrisy of political Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 17 20 2 sections CLICK I i i 60 chance i of rain j High Low I 57 1 i Details i mil 111 iiiiiiiBimiigMIHMIMMHIHHHMHVMHHHMIMMii Group to present traffic study update By Scott Mahon Staff Writer A San Antonio consulting firm hired to study Walnut Avenue will update the New Braunfels Plan ning Commission and Traffic and Transportation board Tuesday on the progress of the In the New Braunfels City Council approved hiring Carter at a cost of to study traffic problems on the which has become one of the more congested streets in the Jeff Miller of Carter Burgess said the study should be com pleted within two to three Walnut Avenue is heavily used by traffic to and from I and is one of the main arte rial streets that connect 135 traffic to the northwest part of New because more commer cial businesses have located up See Page 3A DEARABBY OS COMICS 21 CROSSWORD IS FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS SA TV GRIDS M AT A QLANCE What Traffic and Transpor tation Commit tee When 6 Tuesday Where Municipal 424 Castell City reinstates fourth fired street employee By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The last of seven fired street depart ment employees who sought his job back was rehired A director of the League of United Latin American Citizens praised the news then urged New Braunfels to reconsider three other firings or face possible court City Manager Chuck Pinto said he met with Bernardo Chuck Pinto Gutierrez Friday and informed him that the grievance panel that consid ered his 20 dis missal Wednesday had recommended he be Attorney Atanacio Campos represent ed Gutierrez at his Campos could not be reached New Braunfels fired a dozen street department employees in recent months See Page 12A Cheer Fund seeing slow donations still being accepted By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The HeraldZeitungs annu al Cheer Fund drive to bring food to 200 needy families is seeing a slow start in dona tions at the conclusion of its first Organizer Rosie WUJingham reported Friday only 14 dona tions short of the need that exists this Directors of other relief drives and local helping agen cies report an apparent increased need for help this year in spite of reports the economy is doing We have a ton of said an employ ee in the HeraldZeitungs business department who heads the drive each We need to raise enough money to buy food for 200 On vol unteers will deliver the bags of groceries designed to pro vide the makings of a Christ mas dinner for each to homes throughout the Comal County Each bag costs an average of about Willingham is concerned See Page 3A 2004 CHEER FUND Donations are still being accepted for the 2004 Cheer Stop by the HeraldZeitung office at 707 Landa St between 8 and Monday through Friday or mail a check made out to the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung to Cheer New Braunfels HeraUZeituna 707 Landa New before Thanks to the following for their support George and Cheryl Guidroz Homer Sloan Layton and Carole Leissner Gene and Betty Ludwick HelgardSuhr I BLUEBONNET ACTION Photos by DAVID Robert an award winning has made several award winning films and Nowotny will show five short filmsThursday from Reel Fest at the New Braunfels Public Filmmaker follows starts film festival By Leigh Jones Staff Writer On April New Braunfels High School sophomore Robert Nowot ny made his film The short horror appropriately titled The Horror of April played for Nowotnys family members and friends on a sheet his mother had draped over the clothesline in the familys Everyone in the audience was suitably except for the pro ducers Nowotny and his Mike Tim John Meyer and Jim Briet so pleased with their films they took it to San Antonio televi sion station KENS who decided to air AT A GLANCE What Movie Night When 7 Where New Braunfels Public Library Our heads got pretty Nowotny And when they asked us to shoot some 30second promos for the Big Five Big our heads got really I was The boys went on to make other movies during high but after grad in only Nowot ny pursued film studies in That went until I discovered 1 needed a for eign language to he 1 switched my major to After college Nowotny spent 10 years in the business relative ly happy until he attended his first nigh school I was probably making more money than most of my but they were all doing jobs they Driving home that I told my wife I was quitting my job and going back to he In Nowotny received his masters from the University of Texas and the last laugh graduate degrees in film did not require foreign language Nowotny spent the next six years working for the Texas Education Some of the awards Nowotny making documentaries for has won for his His films classroom include Billy The Legend of Billy the Kid and See Page 3A Prison Local law enforcement holds surprise roundup By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Local law enforcement agencies reported dozens of arrests and more than 70 outstanding warrants cleared in a surprise roundup of scofflaws Wednesday and Comal County Sheriffs Office War rants Division Commander Max Wommack said arrests were still being made Friday and officers would again be sweeping the county this weekend looking for alleged violators who have failed to appear in In weve had 55 or 60 warrants cleared by more than 35 Wom mack This was a pretty good In Comal County con ducted an announced net ting 56 suspects who had 68 outstand ing warrants many of whom turned themselves At that Wommack warned the county would be conduct ing a unannounced roundup in coming We wanted to try to clear some of these before the end of the Wom mack said Friday New Garden the constables and the sheriffs office reserve and regular deputies In we had 24 of our not including the constables or city police depart See Page 12A UVEH VEHICLES IN STUCK 2003 FORD TAURUS SES t