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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 11, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas nio not 2627 E YAHWIL DR ELPflSOTX 79903 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2005 HERALDZEITUNG LIFE RIDING HIGH New Braunfels man builds electric saving big bucks as gas prices head Page 1C SAFER CITY NEVER AGAIN Local officials say changes made since 2001 have made us but the work is not Page 7A CL Serving New Braunfels and Com a I County since 252 32 5 sections K chance of rain High Low 87 Details 71 3B DEARABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS W son finally reunited Jeremy DeWalt returned to his dad fugitive mother arrested By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Michael DeWalt and his Jere spent Saturday with a child psychologist in what local author ities say was an undisclosed secure location getting to know one another DeWalts spent the day in a disclosed secure loca tion the Comal County As details of Suzanne DeWalts capture in and subsequent flight back to New Braunfels emerged it became apparent that the ending to her nearly three years on the run from United States authorities was not without its own What began late Thursday with a series of calls between and Mexican authorities ended just before Saturday with a har rowing crash landing at New Braunfels Municipal The commuter jet plane carry ing the a child psycholo gist and a pair of FBI agents struck a coyote as it touched down on the municipal airport New Braunfels Police Mike Rust said the impact collapsed the planes nose wheel and dropped the front of the aircraft on the tar The resulting friction filled the cockpit and cabin with and the plane had to be evacuated when it stopped Rust New Braunfels police lighted up the runway with patrol cars and closed the airport while the scene was secured and the aircraft was Rust The coyote was but no one on the aircraft was Rust Federal transportation authori Voters say no to Startzville incorporation By Ron Maloney StaffWriter OVERWHELMING DEFEAT Voters in not to incorporate into a city with 67 percent voting against the pro The vote tallies were FOR 48 AGAINST Photos by MANDY Michael center reaches for his after the child and his were flown to the New Braunfels Municipal Airport early Saturday Suzanne DeWalt is taken away from the airport by New Braunfels police ties will investigate the Suzanne formerly of New is charged with two counts of interfering with child cus tody and one of hindering the apprehension of her Mar garet Kearns of San Kearns was convicted of helping Suzanne escape with her son from New Braunfels after a Comal County jury awarded custody of Jeremy DeWalt to her If convicted on the custody she faces up to two years in a state On the See Page 12A A FAMILY TRAGEDY NEW Suzanne Dewalt Margaret who admitted helping her sentences Kearns DeWalt and her son are found and taken into custody DeWalt is booked into Comal County Jail on two charges of with her flee just before child in County sets awards with on tody to a of for to at the his Oct 10 ri STARTZVILLE There are and then there are Startzville vot ers overwhelm ingly showed their displeasure with the idea of cityhood Satur with more than 96 percent of the votes cast coming down against incor porating the historic community south of Canyon Lake into a Type B municipal Acting Comal County Elections Coor dinator Kathy Hoegenauer said 48 peo ple voted in favor of incorporation while cast ballots against The results become official a week from Thursday when county commis sioners canvass the election Attorney Paul who helped incorporation gropgnent William Wodlley prepare trie chuckled softly Saturday evening when told of the Thats isnt it Swearingen I must say Im not were however we accept the fact the people have spoken on the issue and respect their At a victory party at the Startzville Veterans of Foreign Wars resident Louise Lagutchik said Saturday night she believed common sense prevailed in the election I think it went in favor of intelli Lagutchik The whole issue boiled down to even if it were a good we dont have the finances to sup port a she already had the services it needs provided by Comal We dont have a police road department or fire and EMS serv but we have all of this See Page 10A COMING TUESDAY out Local Boy Scouts spend the weekend j up mere in and around New Stevick rolls to victory in Bulverde mayors race By Ron Maloney StaffWriter BULVERDE Bulverde voters chose their mayor Sat affirming Mayor Pro Tem Sarah Stevick to com plete the unexpired term of Bill Bulverde City Secretary Marisa Knuffke said Stevick prevailed over former Alder man Charlie Baetz and Kevin with 335 votes to Baetz 109 and Smiths a retired Army captain who has been acting Mayor Sarah Charles Baetz Kevin 09 30 mayor since Cole resigned last spring because of a termi nal was at home when the outcome was Thank you very she said she wished to tell her Sarah Stevick Its business as usual come Monday morn Stevick said she ran a fairly low key election I wanted it to be that way because of the circum she said of Coles I think Mayor Cole did a great a former Balcones Heights city councilman who lost his seat as a Bulverde alderman in the May munic ipal said he believed he was defeated by a political action group that supported Stevick and engaged in ques tionable campaign including misstating his record and his See Page 3A Sheriffs deputies open critically wound man By Ron Maloney StaffWriter CANYON LAKE 48 yearold Guadalupe County man was critically wounded early Saturday in an armed confrontation with sheriffs Comal County Sheriffs Detective Tommy Ward said the man was sttuck sever al times in the upper body by shots fired by two 1 le was flown to Brooke Army Medical where offi cials reported he was in criti cal condition late The deputies involved in the confrontation were not Names of the deputies and the wounded man were not released Satur Sheriff Bob 1 lolder said one deputy was to take his regular time off at the conclusion of See Page 3A GREAT TASTE GREAT TIMES
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