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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 28, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas T TT October HERALD MNHNHNXMNMKNXX ALL FOR ADC 780 KOI 1000571 SQUTHVC8T HICROPUDLISHERS 227 E VANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 SPORTS PLAYOFFS The Canyon volleyball team opens postseason play with a convincing win over Medina Page 5A SALSA FEST GETTING HOT Paul and Montes Salsa Festival promises to heat up New Braunfels this week Page 8A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 291 16 2 sections CK Partly Cloudy High Low 76 52 Details1B I DEARABBY 31 I CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS 38 Con artist sentenced to 18 years in prison By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A con artist pleaded guilty to felony theft Thursday and received an 18year prison sentence for defrauding a local couple of by promising to sell them a vending route that didnt Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Tharp said Dion who is now serving five years on identical charges from Travis and Caldwell was transported to New Braunfels by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to plead guilty to bilking the He s got at least 20 previous and a lot of them are for the same said who would have brought Clack to trial Monday had he not pleaded The theft between and is normally a state jail felony punishable by a fine and between six months and two years in a state Because of Clacks prior convic the charge is enhanced to a seconddegree felony penalty pun ishable by two to 20 years in prison and a See SCAM Page 3A VIEW FROM THE TOP Photos by DAVID New Braunfels Mayor Bruce Boyer gets a helicopter tour of the city from Silver State Helicopter General Manager John Hollerfhursday morning after the groundbreaking for a control tower at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport Manager Andy Spinks points put where improvements will be made to the Looking on is chamber of commerce board Bill Traffic control tower will open up NB airport By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Aircraft that land at New Braunfels Municipal Airport must rely on what they can see out of their windshields to make sure they do not col lide with each In six safe landings will be directed from the citys new air traffic control The airport broke ground Thursday on the longawaited which Airport Man ager Andy Spinks thinks will bring more business to New There are so many com panies that do not operate out of nontowered he In six that wont be a problem for us any The tower will be run by Sil ver State who will staff it with air traffic control instructors and Roughly 800 potential con troller and helicopter pilot stu dents attended Silver States career seminar in San Marcos on See TOWER Page 3A NFL receiver visits Memorial Primary By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Seattle Seahawk Jerheme Urban raced across the a swarm of pursuers hot on his He turned to toss the ball but was tackled by a squirming pack of I definitely love said who visited Memorial Primary School The wide who had three catches last week in Seattles vic tory against took time off from practice to visit his sister a kindergarten teacher at and family in Molly Urbans including Abigail were anxious to tell the National Football League wide receiver about their Halloween plans and classroom My teacher drew a picture of Abigail Molly Urban said she always tells her students about her Though she understands the rigorous sched ule of a pro football shes been trying all year to get Jerheme to visit New Memorial kindergartners lined the hall and greeted Jerheme with cheers and The wide receiver then joined them outside for foot ball duckduckgoose and story Though meeting so many kids seems a little Jerheme Urban he has gotten used to vis iting schools because his mother is a teacher in Ive never seen so many little he I was really sur prised by all the physical how See VISIT Page 3A DAVID Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jerheme Urban attempts to organize a touch foot ball game outside of Memorial Primary Thursday Hearing scheduled 22 for former senior center director By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Pretrial hearings have been set to consider possi ble plea agreements for the former executive director of the Comal County Senior Citizen Center and her hus band in a case involving mis use of a donated First Assistant District Attorney Ed Springer said the hearings for former execu tive director Geraldine Webb and her would be 22 in 22nd Judicial District Springer said if the Webbs choose not to plead guilty at the the trial could begin the following The bom were indicted in August on charges of misappropriation of fiduciary property in a case that goes back to Octo ber If proved at the charge is a state jail felony punish able by six months to two years incarceration in a state jail and a fine of up to Authorities said Geraldine Webb illegally transferred a car donated to the Senior Cit izens Foundation to her hus She resigned her post The investigation into the case began in November after Bryan Webb regis tered the car in his according to New Braunfels police Detective Mike Pen When Webb four employees and two mem bers of the foundations board also No one other than the Webbs have been implicat ed in the Looking forward Despite losing her crown as Comal County rodeo Jessica Bigbee continues to work with her horse and is excited about the Bigger and better MANDY Margo and her got into the fall spirit Thursday while looking at an 800pound pumpkin displayed at New Braunfels Feed and which was grown in Washington and trucked to will be on display today before heading to Texas University OWMSlctllS t Aiilon K30620 Jeanie Welcomes You To Come To The Uptown Piano Bar
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