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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas NXKXMMMMXNNMMMMM HIKED ADC 781 1000571 HKROPUDLI8HERS 2627 E YflKDELL OR EL FASO TX 79903 THE SUNDAY OCTOBER 2005 ERALDZEITUNG LIFE FAIR FINALE A photo retrospective of the 112th annual Comal County Fair Page 1C INSIDE FINE DINING Taste of the Town to feature more than 30 offer variety of Page 8A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 270 30 5 sections CLICK I PSrtly cloudy High Low 94 74 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS Retired NBPD chief injured in wreck By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A retired New Braunfels police official and his wife were seriously injured Friday evening when an allegedly drunken driver sideswiped their motorcycle on FM Police said former Assistant Chief of Police Doug and his wife also were flown to Brooke Army Medical Center with major Both underwent surgery Friday night and Saturday and were expected to They were listed in stable condition Saturday The driver of the vehicle believed to have struck the Dunlaps fled the accident but was found shortly afterward at a convenience store at the intersection of FM 306 and East Common Police took Mirna of New Braunfels into cus tody and booked her into Comal County Jail on charges of intoxicated assault with a vehicle causing serious See Page 3A Trial date set for alleged gang leader By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A 42yearold New Braunfels man will go on trial this week on organized crime and drug charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his Rodolfo Gomez faces firstdegree felony charges of engaging in organized criminal activity in connection with drug para phernalia and weapons allegedly found when the Comal County Metropol itan Narcotics Task Force and Comal Coun ty SWAT Team raided the Gomez family located in the 2000 block of West Bridge See Page 10A Volleyball flew and Smithson Valley high schools compete in vol leyball TIPHER hopes to expand its operations AT A GLANCE j What Planning i and Zoning Commission i meeting By Leigh Jones Staff Writer i The Institute for Pub I lie Health and Educa 1 tion best I known for its work at the Westside Commu j nity is getting j ready to expand its i A house on Krueger which adjoins the centers existing will provide classroom space for the groups GED and English as a Second Language courses and See Page 3A H When m Where City council cham 424 Castell HARD LESSON TO LEARN w Vjst W Photos by DAVID Brae helps Madelyn Hansman with her casting technique while Kortlyn Cook isnt so sure about the smell as they attempt to catch catfish in the Elks Lodge parking lot Saturday Theft doesnt spoil kids fun at fishing event shows off the catfish that he caught without using a pole at the Hill Country chapter of the Coastal Conservation Associations catfishing event Saturday By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Kids who went to fishing camp to catch some catfish and learn skills necessary to participate in the worlds greatest sport Saturday learned another lesson They found out that there are some rotten folks in the world people who would drain the water from a stock tank and steal the The catfishing event sponsored by the Hill Country chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association was to include casting a casting Tshirt decorating and cat fishing from a stock Crooks who visited the site behind A FISHY SITUATION S3 Saturday someone suddenly turned up with a lot of If you know call the New Braunfels Police Department at 6082179 or New County Crime Stoppers at 830 620TIPS 8477 or 8006408422 the New Brauniels Elks Lodge overnight had a very different Someone drained nearly all the water out of the tank and stole about 100 catfish almost 200 pounds The 50 or so fish thai remained Sat urday flopping around in a See Page 8A Cuellar High fuel prices big issue facing country DAVID Henry Cuellar visits with local residents Saturday morning at a meeting at Davillas Barbecue By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Henry Cuellar told New Braunfels constituents Saturday skyrock eting fuel prices were the most important issue facing this whose 28th Congressional District stretches from the Rio Grande valley to San Marcos and includes portions of downtown New also responded to criticisms that he has more in common with Republicans than Democrats and sometimes votes against his own In next years primary Cuellar faces a challenge from Giro the incumbent he upended to win his and fellow Laredo resident Richard Both have criticized him for his support of President George Bush in the 2000 election and say he is not a real Cuellar said it is important for both parties to work together to do the coun trys I know we have a lot of Republicans in Comal and you know Im a con servative Cuellar told a full room at a coffee with the congressman at Davillas barbecue on Loop I get attacked sometimes for being a biparti san I do a very unusual thing I talk to the other I think if we have more communication if we talk to each other and represent our districts and not just our well get more During his hour and a half Cuellar hit on his regular encouraging See Page 10A GREAT TASTE GREAT TIMES
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