Saturday, September 3, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 3, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas W SEPTEMBER man SPORTS HITTING HARD Canyon tops New Braunfels falls to Connaly and Smithson Valley rolls in football Page 8A Tracking the news Updates is a weekly feature to give readers the latest information on stories they have seen in the If you would like to see a story weve run call us at 830 or drop an email to Webbs waive arraignment LAST WE KNEW Geraldine the former executive director of the Comal County Senior Citizens was indicted 2 on a charge of misapplication of fiduciary Her was indicted on charges of misapplication of fiduciary putting false infor mation on a government doc ument and tampering with government indictment alleged the couple transferred a car gifted to the Senior Citizens Foundation into their own LATEST According to the Comal County Clerks the Webbs were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday but waived their NEXT A pretrial hearing is scheduled 26 before Charles Ramsay in the 22nd Judicial District Court at 150 Seguin in New Drug intoxication killed man LAST WE KNEW Brent Neil died in San Marcos July the day after tubing the Comal River in New initial autopsy reports showed no signs of trauma and no obvious rea son for the Authorities said they had to wait for toxi cology reports to determine the cause of LATEST Hays County Justice of the Peace Jo Anne Prado said Davis died from mixed drug Prado said the toxicology reports showed Davis had high amounts of methadone and Oxycontin in his blood hours after toxicology report also found evidence of marijuana and other drugs in Davis DA receives report from bank LAST WE KNEW District Attor ney DibWaldrip had subpoe naed First Commercial Bank for material gathered during the internal embezzlement investigation which allegedly involved former bank manag er and city councilwoman Lynn LATEST Bank officials con firmed they took the material to Waldrip this week and briefed his staff on the details of the trail that led to the questionable NEXT Waldrip and his staff will review the information and determine whether to ask law enforcement officials to con duct another investigation or whether there is enough evi dence to pursue criminal charges based on the informa tion he already FORUM COLUMN Guest columnist John Bertelsen questions how CISD can justify tax Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 245 18 2 sections CK Partly Cloudy High Low 93 72 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3t CLASSIFIEDS 4t COMICS 211 CROSSWORD 2tf FORUM 6A OBITUARIES SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS It Helping out at home and away NB National Guard unit deploys to Louisiana By Leigh Jones Staff Writer A convoy of I A COMMUNITY military Humj EFFORT vees rolled out of New Braun fels loaded with 150 Texas National Guardsmen ready to assist with relief and rescue efforts in New Reserve sol diers spent the morning load ing IB Area schools open their doors to children dis placed due to See Page7A Garden Ridge police officer joins rescue effort in see Page 3A B Help finally arrives in New bringing med ical supplies and law see Page 3A filling camel backs and say ing goodbye to family members who will stay behind and watch their progress on the evening The New Braunfels called into state active duty by Rick Perry will travel through San Houston and Lake before arriving at the Task Force Lone Star base at Louis Arm strong Airport near downtown New They will join other Texas troops who are providing security and construc tion engineering services to the dev astated Bill public affairs offi cer with the Texas National Guard at Camp said providing Photos by DAVID Oneyearold Makayla Rodriguez gives her one last kiss before the National Guard special ist hops aboard a troop transport to help with the Hurricane Katrina relief group based at the National Guard Armory in New Braunfels deployed Chris Hernandez talks with his girlfriend while waiting to security would be a priority for the You can just look at the images coming out of there and know its an important is he New Braunfels troops will be join ing a group already working to establish lines of communication and help restore order to the flood ed Wednesday 300 special Texas security forces flew into New A satellite communications team also was helicoptered into the Superdome to provide voice and Internet capabilities to the Louisiana Army National Joint Operations While 95 percent of the Texas guardsmen deployed for the relief efforts will be working in the Gulf Coast 5 percent will stay behind to coordinate supply distri Meehan said although the mission might be emotionally it would not last These guys will be home he To keep fresh troops on the See Page 7A Residents help out displaced neighbors By David Rupkalvis News Editor The New Braunfels com munity is answering the call to help Hurricane Katrina victims one person at a Whether collecting food and heading an effort to get school supplies for displaced children or helping an old the community is stepping up to assist those in Sheila Copeland became an advocate for a family of 23 when a neighbor came home to find his extended family at his The 23 people fled New Orleans with almost nothing before making their way to New Some are staying in the Rodeway Inn and others at After learning about their Copeland went to calling and emailing friends and family asking for Im just one person try ing to Copeland Im hoping to help one Im hoping the dona Weve got people heading this and theyre going to need Terry Burnett New Braunfels business owner who started cam paign to collect school sup plies for displaced tions my friends and fami ly make will help that one The response to Copelands request was Donations of toiletries and cloth ing started coming in a breakneck She started stacking the tilings in her mothers but quick ly ran out of I have one family that wants to donate a whole bedroom and I have one gentleman who lost his son in a wreck who wants to donate his sons Copeland People are really stepping I just See Page 3A HOW CAN YOU HELP B Kap Communications will be serving lunch for the vic tims of Katrina who are stay ing in New Braunfels and Seguin at 11 today and Sunday at the Seguin Best will be a donation requested for plates bought by the general public with proceeds going to the families in the make a call 210 825 New Braunfels Surgical Center is collecting items for hurricane victims from 7 to 3 through For call B A food drive will be held from 10 to 5 Sunday at Rileys Auto 457 Business Loop drive is organized by Off Road Cowboys and spon sored For B Rush 555 will accept donations of school sup today and Sunday for the victims of Hurricane A list of the items needed can be found at HI The Humane Society of New Braunfels needs foster homes for animals coming with fami lies displaced because of the Call organizations join forces to meet needs By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The American Red Cross has no plans to open a shel ter in New Braunfels for Hur ricane Katrina even though cars with Louisiana license plates are beginning to show up in local hotel parking agency officials are encouraging people to con tinue down 135 to shelters in San But local community lead who have been providing for the New Orleans resi dents since they began to arrive earlier this are anxious to harness support from residents willing and able to offer local Theres a lot we can do for people here now and those who may come in the Councilwoman Kathleen Krueger told a room full of church and civic organiza tion leaders who gathered Friday at city hall to form a plan to meet needs for shel A GROWING NEED HTo meet the needs of those displaced due to Hurricane area organizations need your To see a list of what is needed and where to see Page 7A food and We already have people and I think New Braunfels is ready to meet their During a series of meetings held all over commu nity leaders marshaled their forces and reactivated one of the citys most powerful humanitarian organizations New Braunfels Established to help victims of the citys recent flooding the group led by Paul Lutheran Church Pas tor Chuck DeHaven will now help coordinate relief efforts for Katrinas New Braunfels currently is home to roughly 200 New Orleans but their numbers are expected to grow in the coming days and See Page 7A