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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 25, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas DECEMBER SPORTS The year in Texas sports was good for lukewarm for Page 7A FORUM COLUMN Woodall writes how a favorable result wont hap pen in Iraq without a course Page 6A ZEITUNG Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 35 16 2 sections CLICK Mostly sunny High Low 53 26 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 3t COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 6A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS 3B As Santa becomes an some fear magic lost By Matti Huuhtanen Associated Press Writer SANTAS VILLAGE ON THE ARCTIC CIRCLE Santa English children sitting on his bearded considering the fuss a British family caused the Hilary don that they were told he was about their nations who too busy to see then were and tabloid Have you been good he this month by complaining brought two daughters and finally received them in a din newspapers passionately iks that they spent a fortune to four grandchildren to visit ing room cluttered with dirty bemoaned the damage to The question might well be come to Santas village on the claimed to the 11 1 I 1 Glaus takes a long look at two thrown back in his bushy Arctic only to be given Guardian newspaper in Lon highly sensitive See Page 3A New Braunfels bank robbed TxDOT to undertake 6 projects in county DAVID New Braunfels Police Department Sean Scott Lange and John Viliarreal discuss the armed robbery of the TexStar Bank Friday armed with a large caliber forced the employees of the bank into the vault before fleeing in an unknown direction in what is believed to be a gold colored newer model Chevrolet Robbery third at location in past 2 years By Scott Mahon and Ron Maloney StaffWriters The Texas Department of Transporta tion will undertake a million statewide highway improvement includ ing six projects in Comal County worth more than The program will include 644 projects across the including the widening of narrow twolane installing bar riers in the medians of divided adding left turn lanes at highway intersec tions and building new overpasses around the Projects scheduled in Comal County include FM 1044 from US 81 to the Guadalupe County line at a cost FM 1863 from US 281 to the See Page 3A By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Some people just dont take the hol idays Thats how it was Christmas Eve in New Braunfels when a robber struck a local branch bank making it the third time the location has been robbed in just over two New Braunfels Police Sean Gab bard said a man walked into the Tex Star Bank branch at Walnut Avenue and the Interstate 35 frontage road adjacent to HEB shortly before 10 confronted two employees at gunpoint and robbed the There were no customers in the bank during the and no one was injured in the Gabbard They were shaken but no one was Gabbard The which was scheduled to be open until closed for the Gabbard would not say how much money was We dont want to divulge that infor Gabbard Late Friday the Chief of Police Russ Johnson and NBPP Patrol Lt John Viliarreal were ail at the scene of the robbery collecting evidence as other officers worked to find the Gabbard said the man parked a goldcolored late model possibly the newest body stvie Chevy Irnpala in front of the bank and went He walked directly to one of the tellers on almost i demanded He was given the and BANK ROBBERIES IN NEW BRAUNFELS I Fridays bank robber was one of several in the past two A history of other area rob beries is on Page ordered the tellers into the Gabbard He closed but they were able to get out One hit the alarm and the other one simultaneously dialed believe we were on scene in five to eight The man was described as a white or Hispanic male somewhere between his late 30s and early 50s with a heavyset He had a light brown or blondcolored was wearing a dark knit cap and darkcol ored He was wearing a gray sweatshirt with a zippered blue jeans and darkcolored Gabbard said the suspect parked his vehicle near the automatic teller machine and it was captured on Witnesses nearby confirmed the vehicle but were unable to tell police which direction the man fled Officers cordoned off the bank lot with crime scene tape and carefully examined it and the inside of the collecting Gabbard did not describe the evidence that was recov ered during the Police recovered excellent quality surveillance Gabbard said because the formerly a Surety Bank had been robbed in late 2002 and early 2003 resulting in arrests and federal Theyve installed a very good cam era Gabbard Texas winter HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN Photos courtesy New Braunfels Police Department The man who robbed TexStar Bank was captured on security cameras as he confronted a teller with a gun and as he left the Anyone who knows him is asked to contact police at 6082179 or Anyone with information who doesnt want police to know their identity can call Comal County CnmeStoppers at 6208477 or toll free at CrimeStoppers will pay a cash reward of up to for information that results in an arrest and grand jury Tourists enjoy Christmas in New Braunfels at RV resort Miller named to second term on aquifer board By Ron Maloney Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO Former New Braunfels Mayor Doug Miller has been named to a second term as chairman of the Edwards Aquifer Authority board of The board elected officers for 2005 at Us December board meeting held this District 9 director for Comal and Guadalupe is the longestserving mem ber of the He was involved in the negotiations Sea Page 3A Doug Miller
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