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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas POLICE BLOTTER New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents from 7 a.m. April 26 to 6:59 a.m. Apnl 29: ♦ April 26,1:07 p m., male turned himself in for his warrants at the 1400 block of S. Seguin. Investigating Officer D Sweet. ♦ 1 59 p.m., theft of property • duvet coverlet, four pillow cases with covers, valued at $340.00 at the 1500 block of 1-35 N Investigating Officer G. Anderson. ♦ 4 06 p.m., miscellaneous information: documentation of stepson driving through yard at the 1200 block of Hillcrest Dr, no actual damage, just recurring. Investigating Officer G. Walker ♦ 4 23 p.m., assist San Marcos PD with ceil phone investigation at the 1400 block of S Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer Z. Armstrong. ♦ 6:53 p.m., warrant arrest from a traffic stop at the 1200 block of N. Walnut Ave Investigating Officer C. Wilkins. ♦ 10 p.m., criminal trespass x 3 at the 700 block of E. Mather St. Investigating Officer G. Walker. ♦ 9:53 p.m., male driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated at the 1600 block of State Hwy 46 W. Investigating Officer T. Scheuermann. ♦ 10:02 p.m., defendant turned himself in to CCS0 for an outstanding NBMC warrant at the 3000 block of W San Antonio St. Investigating Officer C. Martinez. ♦ 10:18 p.m., possession of drug paraphernalia arrest from a traffic stop at the 200 block of 1-35 S. Investigating Officer C. Wilkins. ♦ 10:29 p.m., driver threw unknown pills out the window during traffic stop at the 1100 block of W. Mill St Investigating Officer J. Tucker. ♦ 10:44 p.m., male subject arrested for public intoxication at the 700 block of 1-35 S. Investigating Officer J. Kuhl. ♦ 11:16 p.m., traffic complaint resulted in driving while intoxicated and public intoxication arrest at the 100 block of FM 306. Investigating Officer G. Walker. ♦ April 27,12:30 a.m, subject arrested for driving while intoxicated during traffic stop at the 1200 block of Loop 337 ♦ April 28,8:05 a.m, accident at the 3200 block of 1-35 S. Investigating Officer J. Martinez. ♦ 9:15 a.m, ex-employee calling business after causing other troubles at the 1300 block of 1-35 N. Investigating Officer G. Anderson. ♦ 4:30 p.m., unknown person hacked into the victim's computer and sent him messages at the 1500 block of Kimberly Dawn Dr. Investigating Officer C. Martinez. ♦ 5:05 p.m., male subject sleeping behind store found to be intoxicated at the 1000 block of State Hwy 46 S. Investigating Officer D. Henderson. ♦ 5:54 p.m., phone report on Facebook posting at the 1400 block of S. Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer M. Christian. ♦ 7:40 p.m, individual stopped on traffic found to be driving under the influence-minor and had a usable amount of marijuana in the vehicle at the 500 block of Hinman Island Dr. Investigating Officer A. Taylor. ♦ 11:11 p.m., child called 911 because parents would not wake up at the 500 block of E. Torrey St Investigating Officer C. Campbell. ♦ 11:39 p.m, husband and wife assaulted each other at the 800 block of Lincolnshire Dr. Investigating Officer D. Trahan. ♦ 9 p.m, public K-9 demonstration for CPA at the 1400 block of S. Seguin. Investigating Officer W. Spence. ♦ April 29,2:21 a.m, children were left home alone at the 1900 block of Old FM 306. Investigating Officer J. Tucker. ♦ 2:34 a.m, male arrested for public intoxication at the 1000 block of 1-35 S. Investigating Officer S. Hmcir. CERTIFICATES The following certificates of occupancy were issued: ♦ City of New Braunfels, 451 S. Castell Status: Prior to a issuance of a Final C of 0, a Special Exception for off-street parking, as well as a variance for maneuvering into the right-of-way will be needed or on-site parking will need to be provided. ♦ Urrutina's Welding LLC, 1377 Wald Road Suites #6 & 7 Status: Planning approves of the C of 0. ENROLLING NOW FOR SUMMER! I believe it takes real teamwork to find the answers to the challenges the city faces and 1 believe if the citizens, City Council, and city staff work together, we’ll be able to find ways to solve many of the critical issues that face us. I believe I have the experience and commitment needed to effectively lead the team over the next three years. I believe the knowledge I acquired while serving on City Council from 2003 to 2009 provides a strong base from which to serve you as your mayor. My supporters believe a vote for Gale for Mayor is a vote for common sense leadership backed by experience, knowledge and commitment. Early Voting May 2 - May 10 www.galepospisil.com Pd. Pol. Ad. Tobin Hoffmann, Treas, 447 S. Seguin, NB, TX 78130 Mahers of Public Record Cinco de Mayo play for students By Megan Holt The Herald-Zeitung Two elementary school groups of students will learn the history of Cinco de Mayo Thursday, thanks to Circle Arts Theatre and Greater New Braunfels Arts Council. A group of middle and high school-aged children form Circle Arts Theatre’s Inner Circle, a company dedicated to introducing live theater to elementary and middle school students. The group often entertains students with plays based on life lessons, such as Cinco de Mayo, said Hoberta Elliott, Circle Arts T heatre executive FROM THE KITCHEN The theater's not the only place to celebrate Cook up some Cinco de Mayo-inspired dishes with the recipes found on Pege 6. director. Thursday, Inner Circle will travel to Klein Hoad Elemen-tary School and Garden Ridge Elementary School to perform a Cinco de Mayo skit written by Elliott. "This is a gift the New Braunfels Arts Council gives to the schools," Elliott said. “It's a fun way of learning. If you can leant that way, it will stick with you. The arts council wanted to make sure all arts and cultures are repre sented." Sara Sanderson, Greater New Braunfels Arts Council president, said children need to learn the story behind Cinco de Mayo because it is a part of Texas history. “The play gives children an understanding of the story in a comical context," Sanderson said. "Children will be able to interact with the actors." Sanderson said the play has been shown at elementary schools for at least 25 years. "Children will learn what Cinco de Mayo is and what it means to the United States," Elliott said. NBHS TOP 10 SENIORS ♦ .„»..A-*-"*'“ demaYQ îr...r    • May 6, 2011 5:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m. Good Music! Dinner! Dancing! Advance tickets: $40 per couple At the door: $50 per couple Academic dean Christie Lawson, left, smiles for a photo alongside New Braunfels High School's 2011 valedictorian Rachael Muschalek as the top 10 graduating seniors are announced on Tuesday. The top 10 graduating seniors at New Braunfels High School were announced on Tuesday inside the school’s library. From left are Nicole Taha, Kylie Blair, Zachary Parrish, Cassie Barrett, Seeley Pentecost, Samantha Allen, Noah Pentecost, Shefby Lesseig and Rachael Muschalek. Not pictured is Katie Ha. “You’re always proud of the Top 10. In a class of over 400 students, to be in the Top 10 means that you had to work diligently all four years — there’s no backing off. We’re really pleased with their accomplishments,” NBISD Superintendent Randy Moczygemba said Tuesday. Photos by LAURA McKENZIE/Herald-Zeitung LOCAL IN BRIEF From staff reports Guide out for property owners seeking tax remedies CITY COURT WILL CLOSE FOR TRAINING ON MAY 13 New Braunfels Municipal Court will be closed on May 13 for training, and will resume regular business hours on May 16. HARD HAT TOURS OF COMAL COUNTY COURTHOUSE MAY 21 Free hard hat tours of Comal County Courthouse will be noon to 3:30 p.m. May 21. Tours are every half hour from noon to 3:30 and last 30 minutes. Since this is an active construction site, it is not ADA accessible. Tours are by reservations only. Call Cherise at (830) 221-4057 or email cbell@nbtexas.org . HOWTO CONTACT US Herald-Zeitung 707 Landa 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. Subscription rates: Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: Three (3) months - $39 Six (6) months - $59 One (1) year - $99 Mail delivery in Texas: Three (3) months - $65 Six (6) months - $110 One (1) year-$205 Mail outside Texas: Six (6) months - $135 One (1) year-$240 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, TX. 78131-1328. Delivery problems: Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and by 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday can call (830) 625-9144. Staff directory Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher Ext 201; doug,toney@herald-zeitung.com Autumn Phillips, Managing Editor, Ext. 220; aphillips@herald-zeitung.com Jeff Fowler, Circulation Director, Ext. 228; jfowler@herald-zeitung.com Rosie Willingham, Business Manager, Ext 203; rwillingham@herald-zeitung.com Henry Coollo, Production Director; 830-625-5232 hcoello@herald-zeitung.com Classified advertising, call 625-9144, ext. 216; display advertising, call 625-9144, ext 208; obituaries, weddings, engagement anniversaries, call 625-9144, ext. 214. (ARB), when protests are filed, what steps to take to prepare for a protest hearing and what to do if you are dissatisfied with an ARB decision. The publication gives key dates in the property calendar so property owners know what they must do and when they are required to act to exercise their right to protest. Property Taxpayer Remedies is available from Comal Appraisal District at 900 S. Seguin Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130; (830) 625-8597. The publication is also available from the comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division at (800) 252-9121, ext. 2, or on the comptroller’s website at window.state.tx.us/taxin-fo/proptax. HERALD-ZEITUNG.COM AMERICANA MUSIC JAM BENEFITS COMAL COPS FOR KIDS The beneficiary for this year’s KNBT Americana Music Jam is Comal Cops for Kids, which raises funds for law enforcement organizations that interact with children, such as the Child Welfare Board and the Blue Santa Program. The lineup for this year’s Jam includes Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Cody Canada and The Departed, Stoney LaRue, Sean McConnell, Jason Boland and The Stragglers, The Trishas, Walt Wilkins and The Mystiqueros, Tom Gillam Band, Emory Quinn, Ted Russell Kamp, Zack Walther Band, Matt King and Monty Byrom of Big House. The Americana Music Jam will be May 22 at Gruene Hall. Tickets are $50 and 100 percent of the proceeds benefit Comal Cops for Kids. Tickets are available at www.gruenehall.com . BIKE, TOOB FUNDRAISING EVENT SET FOR JUNE 11 Austin-based sports management company Cadence Sports is unveiling the Shammies ‘N Koozies — Ride ’N Float, an event that combines these central Texas summer pastimes on June 11. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the preservation efforts of Friends of Blue Hole in Wimberley. This year, the event will feature a 25-mile bicycle ride option for participants, which will start and finish in New Braunfels at Rockin’ R River Rides. There also will be 50- and 60-mile fully supported ride options, which will start in Wimberley and finish in New Braunfels at Rockin’ R. Next, participants will get some delicious barbecue and frosty beverages, and then enjoy a leisurely float down the Guadalupe River. For information and to register online, visit www.shammiesnkoozies.co m. Group rates are available for 10 or more riders. Email info@sham-miesnkoozies.com to confirm your discount. COMAL ISD SENDS $1,785 TO RED CROSS FOR QUAKE VICTIMS Students and staff in Comal ISD collected $1,785 for the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami through various fundraising drives at each of the campuses and at the Support Services building. All donations will be sent to Red Cross. A publication from Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ office can help properly owners understand the remedies available to them when they are not satisfied with the appraised values assigned to their property by the appraisal district. Property Taxpayer Remedies explains the remedies available to taxpayers and procedures to be followed in seeking remedial action. The publication addresses property tax basics, how to protest property value, what can be protested, what is an Appraisal Review Board MOTHER’S DAYj IS SUNDAY!! pancing P 0tJy Fashion Boutique Downtown New Braunfels Mon Sat 10 6 • Sun 12-5, ©ml m mmmmjiio FOR MAYOR SEE SCHEDULE ONLINE <8> CasaDeLinda.com FUN FOR AGES 5-16