Friday, July 22, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 22, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas 1000571 JULY r i lursiu SPORTS BIG TIME runners and box ers head to the Games of Texas this weekend in Page 5A INSIDE CHASE New Braunfels police help San Antonio police nab sus pect after highspeed Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 210 14 2 sections CLICK 8 Mostly Cloudy High Low 97 74 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS SB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B snarls traffi By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A rollover accident closed northbound Interstate 35 ear ly causing traffic to be diverted around Loop 337 for almost five New Braunfels police Chris Snyder reported the accident occurred at when a woman driving north bound in a tractortrailer struck the inner shoulder of the it was a UPS truck going northbound with a fully loaded cargo Were not sure of the cause but she struck the inner edge of the road and rolled Snyder She was Police John McDonald said firefighters and police officers arrived to find the truck and trailer overturned on its side in the 1000 block of the south of the Texas 46 overpass blocking both northbound interstate Interstate 35 was shut down for approximately four and one half McDon ald Hazmat crews were summoned to the scene to remove diesel fuel released from the tractors McDonald said the accident Seniors get erroneous tax liens in the mail By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A letter sent this week by the countys collection agency to the owners of more than pieces of property in Comal County was not a pleasant It demanded payment of back taxes to avoid foreclo sure on tax liens totaling some But the Notice of Tax Lien mailed Tuesday was especial ly unpleasant for 516 proper ty owners who are over pay their taxes by installment and whose final installment isnt due until the end of this their taxes were not past due much less subject to Phones began ringing Wednesday at county offices as taxpayers called to clear up the issue and deliver messages of their Comal County Tax Asses Sherman Krause explained die prob lem to county commission ers We made a Krause Were sorry for the Krause told commission ers the county has contract ed for many years with Bragg an Austin law firm that specializes in collecting back taxes and other money due local Krauses office generates a list of tax deadbeats for the law firm based on balances outstanding as of July Each the law firm sends out letters stating you need to pay your taxes or we will go through Krause Eveiyone who has a bal ance other than zero goes on the computergenerated which is supposed to be computerfiltered for bank ruptcies or other issues that affect payment and the countys ability to One of those filters did not get applied to the Krause one that was sup posed to screen out seniors who pay their taxes by in All of these letters went to See Page 2A Are changes coming After being approached by area the New Braunfels City Council will reconsider its drainage remained under and no charges had been filed late He did not release the name or age of the driver pending outcome of the Texas Department of Trans portation Maintenance Supervisor John Cox said traf fic backed up to Walnut Avenue as police closed down the interstate and diverted northbound traffic to Loop 337 at Ruekle As morning rush hour ap Cox said it was for tunate the traffic snarl wasnt much It backed up about two miles from the accident was just south of the State Highway 46 Cox It could have been especially after seeing where the accident The accident scene was in the construction zone where Hunter Industries is rebuilding and widening the The center northbound lane was closed for an addi tional three hours while crews reconstructed the reopening close to 3 Once they got the truck offloaded and back on its wheels and out of Hunter Industries then went in there and did the guardrail Cox DAVID Wrecker drivers prepare to move an United Parcel Service tractortrailer that overturned on CHAMPS FOR A DAY Local children spend day at SBC Center Malachi sporting Manu Ginobilis number on his watches the Scoreboard at the SBC Center Wednesday as a video showing highlights from the San Antonio Spurs and Silver Stars plays on the Gina Shelby Zachariah Prewitt and Malachi Moreno experience what it would be like to be a San Antonio Spur as they sit in the Spurs locker room at the SBC Center in front of their favorite basketball players lock children were participants with theYMCA of Comal which toured the facility Wednesday along with other Photos by MANDY Lindsey Jackson Bobby Morales and Casey along withYMCA staffers Blake Bonn and Laura ooh and ahh over pictures of their favorite Casey and Tristan Wallace pose for a silly picture in the San Antonio Spurs lock er Rodriguez vows to bring stability to NBHS DAVID New principal Robert Rodriguez talks with secre tary Blanche Frey at New Braunfels High By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter Robert Rodriguez got the job of a lifetime last a lifetime resident of New was promot ed to principal at New Braun fels High School by the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of After getting the Rodriguez went right to work setting up the principals office at Rodriguezs lifelong ties the community made him the clear choice out of 39 appli Trustee Ed Clark I believe he is an excellent MORE CHANGES H The Comal Independent School District hires three assis tant page 3A choice for our school and I think its important to find someone within the school dis trict that is familiar with the community and par ents of New Braunfels High Clark Being a former Unicorn and graduate of the high school makes him an excellent The Class of 2006 has seen a principal change for each of its four years at but Rodriguez promised to stay in the position longer than his three Im really fortunate to get the opportunity to work in my community and Rodriguez Im a local This is where I want to I look forward to giving the school some stability because weve gone through several changes in the Rodriguez as with any new there would be changes made but his focus was on creating a sense of direction for the high With any new principal See Page 3A Simmons takes over at OakRun By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter New Braunfels High School Assis tant Principal David Simmons was named the new principal at OakRun Sixth Grade Center NBISD Public Information Officer Stephanie Ferguson said Simmons was selected out of 11 applicants on the basis of his proven track record with die district When there is a principal open the district always looks first to promote mm within if it ftsrgu son David has been with the See Page 3A