New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 25, 2011, Page 2

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 25, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2 — Herald-Zeitung — Friday, March 25, 2011 Businessman donates equipment to JROTC By Will Wright The Herald-Zeitung Belief that a disciplined venue can help foster dip growth and development of young people has led a New Braunfels businessman to donate much-needed equipment to New Braunfels High School’s Marines Iunior Reserve Officer IVainlng Corps Rifle learn. Deryl Oldag, owner of OklagGuns in New Braunfels, has donated about $4,500 worth of items to the program for use in its target practices and shooting competitions. The Students received five Ciosman Challenger air rifles, all sanctioned by the U.S. Marines, kneeling mats, knee pads, targets, gloves, pellets, and a high-pressure hand pump to charge the pneumatic weaponry. “I’ve had two kids come through this program, and God’s been good to me — I have an opportunity to give hack to the community,’’ Oldag said. " I he civilian marksmanship program stresses marksmanship and safety for youth, and it’s something that felt I could contribute to.” MCROTC teachers Lt Col Mark House and Master Sgt. Juan Medrano gladly accepted the donation. "The cadets will have the best equipment so they can compete equally with other ROTC shooting programs in the country,” House said. “This program received the most up-to-date, high speed equipment than it can have.” I he NBISI) school board formally accepted the donation during its March 7 meeting. House said the program is also looking for scuba tanks to recharge the weapons with compressed air. Oldag’s son, Jared, Is a sophomore in the program, but that’s not why he made the donation. “They don't have the money (budgeted), so I decided to get them the equipment as a community service — it’s of no benefit to me," he said. "There have been others who have also been pretty generous in donating funds for the equipment. "Honestly, it’s an honor to help out. I’ve seen what they’ve done for my son and daughter, and seeing what this program does for the kids — all of the awards it’s received — I’m just happy to be part of it.” There are 112 kids in MCJROTC program, and House is expecting 155 to join next school year. The program isn’t about recruiting into the military, it’s about learning responsibility. “This is a place we teach leadership and self-discipline, and the Marine Corps program serves as a vehicle for that," House said. Police: Woman rolled off tracks; charged with interfering with railroad property MISSING CHILD ALERT JOSHUA DAVIS JR. Joahua Davis Jr., 18 months, disappeared from his New Braunfels home on Savannah Hill Circle on Feb. 4 He is the son of Josh Davis and Sabrina Benitez New Braunfels Police, Texas Rangers and FBI agents are actively seeking information on Joshua's whereabouts. Call (830) 620-TIPS if you have a tip. A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information. By J. Louise Larson The Herald-Zeitung Reports of lying clown in front of a train and then rolling off the tracks just before the locomotive got there landed a New Braunfels woman in Comal County Jail early Thursday. l am my Lynn Herrera, 34, of New Braunfels, remained jailed in lieu of $5,000 bond on a charge of interfering with Union Pacific Railroad property. “We responded to a call in the 700 block of North Walnut in reference to a person attempting to commit suicide by being run over by a train,” said Lt Michael Penshom of New Braunfels Police Department. “We had multiple units respond trying to locate her... after a short foot pursuit, she was taken into custody," he said. Herrera was evaluated and medically cleared at Christus Santa Rosa—New Braunfels and then released into police custody and charged with the state jail felony offense, Penshom said. The police believe it may not have been the first time Herrera did this. “We were called on two separate occasions where conductors indicated they observed a female lying on the tracks—she would move before being struck,” said Penshom, adding a third party had called the police to report Herrera had “indicated she was going to kill herself specifically by being run over by a train.” The case was not the average reported suicide attempt, he said. "This is very unusual,” he said. Remaining on railroad property or tampering with it without the owner’s consent is a state jail felony that can carry with it penalties of up to two years in jail and $10,000 fine. ROAD CLOSURES ON BRIDGE, CROSS STREETS I lu* City of New Braunfels has announced a temporary road closure in effect until 5 p.m. today on Bridge Street between N. Walnut Avenue and N. Sycamore Avenue, and on Cross Street between S. Walnut Avenue and S. Sycamore Avenue. I his will allow for wastewater utility installation as part of the Walnut Avenue project. These closures are in effect for through traffic between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. only.. LOCAL ECONOMIST WILL SIGN HIS BOOK APRIL 2 SPRING BRANCH — Canyon lake author John C. Welch will hold a book -signing noon to 2 p.m. April 2 at Chicki’s Coffee Shop, 20830 I lighway 46 West, #115, in Spring Branch. Welch will be available to sign copies of “Economic Armageddon: Is It Inevitable or Can We Avoid It?” The hook, published by Tate Publishing of Mustang, Okla., takes a common sense approach to solving the nation’s economic problems and is built upon the premise that your personal financial decisions affect not only your own economic status hut the economic well-being of the country as a whole, according to a news release. Matters of Public Record BOOKINGS Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following between March 23 and March 24: ♦ Sergio Amezcua-Arduengo, 51, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid with previous con- 2011 Kingsport 14 RBC-$8,995* 2012 Kingsport 236 BHK-$14,995* Huge Selection of Toyhaulers In Stock from-$39,995* All models greatly reduced & Red Tagged for this Free Admission Free Door Prizes Free Texas Bar-B-Que Free Trade Appraisals Free Parking Offering: EnduraMax Toy Haulers, Visa Super lites, Kingsport Travel Trailers, Gulf Breeze and introducing the highly acclaimed Canyon Trail viction or suspension without fianancial responsibility ♦ Dallas Brewer, 22, Canyon Lake, possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦ Kelly Brown-Brannon, 27, New Braunfels, violate promise to appear-financial hearing-theft of property between $50 and $500 ♦ Regina Espinoza, 33, New Braunfels, ran stop sign ♦ Deborah Jo Franzen, 61, Bulverde, driving while intoxicated ♦ Ceasar Andrew Gomez, 21, New Braunfels, possession of amphetamine, possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦ Robert L Hammond, 44, San Antonio, assault family/house ftffW ÿ RED RIDING HOOD [PG-13] 1105 120 335 730 945 JUST GO WITH IT [PC 13] 1125 200 435 715 950 BIASTIY [PG-13] 205 710 THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU [PG 13] 1145 420 920 RANG0[PG] 1105 1205 135 235400 700925 ♦UNC01N LAWYER [R] 1120 150 430 720 1015 ♦PAUL [R] 1140215440705940 ♦DIARY Of A WIMPY KID [PG] 1135 1230 1 50 305 405520620735835950 BATTU LA. 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S. Constitution, any person/defendant is considered innocent or had the charges discharged dropped without the state proceeding to trial and would like that finding published in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, please contact Autumn Phillips at (830} 625-9144 ext. 220 or e-mail [email protected] com. a new way to enjoy your rivers.. ‘Plus tax. taq and title. LOCAL IN BRIEF From staff reports NEW BRAUNFELS ADDS SIRENS TO FLOOD WARNING SYSTEM The City of New Braunfels has begun installation of eight electronic sirens to supplement the city’s current flood warning system. The electric sirens will be mounted on 40-foot poles along Dry Comal Creek, and the Comal and Guadalupe rivers. Testing and optimization of the system will begin April 4. When activated, the sirens will emit a loud tone to alert residents in the affected areas to the danger of imminent flooding. Four of the sirens are equipped to transmit prerecorded or live voice messages and will supplement the Emergency Notification System (reverse 9-1-1) and other emergency processes already in place. The sirens will maximize flood warning coverage throughout Dry Comal Creek and the river basins. The system is scheduled to be fully operational on April 7. For information, contact Steve Harris, New Braunfels emergency management coordinator, at (830) 221-4200; e-mail [email protected] 13TH ANNUAL CURVES FOOD DRIVE KICKS OFF IN APRIL During April, Curves gyms in the New Braunfels area will participate in the 13th annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit area food banks. Current members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves’ reusable Food Drive grocery bag. From April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of non-perishable food or make a minimum donation of $30. For information, call (830) 964-3730 in Canyon Lake, (830) 608-1345 in New Braunfels or (210) 658-4215 in Schertz. TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ANNOUNCED ON MILL STREET The City of New Braunfels has announced a temporary road closure in effect from 8 a.m. Monday until 5 p.m. March 31 on Mill Street between N. Walnut Avenue and N. Sycamore Avenue. HOWTO CONTACT US Herald-Zeitung 707 Lancia St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224 www.herald-zeitung.com Published on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (USPS 377-880), 707 Landa Street, or P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78131-1328. Periodical postage paid at New Braunfels, Texas. 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