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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 Friday, June 24, 2011 I herald-zeitung.COM  Wi  For breaking news, sports and traffic follow us on Twitter ©NewBraunfelsHZ  Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan at facebook.com  Sign up for e-newsletter by visiting the Herald-Zeiting online: herald-zertung.com  ► COMING UP IN THE H-Z Saturday  Learn more about area places of worship in the Faith page's Church of the Week  Sunday  Don't miss the first story in a series looking at the atmosphere on the rivers this summer.  Tuesday  Property owners discuss life on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers  during the summer.  Wednesday  Food writer Laura Lopez answers cooking questions from Herald-Zeitung readers  ► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE  Road work and closures scheduled for this week include:  ■ At 1 p.m. Saturday, streets bordering the Last Tubers Exit on the Comal River will become one way and closed to through traffic. This will be in effect from the intersection of E. Mather Street and S. Union Avenue to the intersection of W. Lincoln Street and Comal Avenue.  ■ 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, FM 3009 will be closed in both directions from Tri-County Road to FM 2252 for bridge construction. Detour route will be marked on Tri-County, Doerr Road and FM 2252.  The following Canyon Lake boat ramp closures have been announced because of low water.  ■ Canyon Lake Forest, Ramp 5  ■ Canyon Lake Hills — West, Ramp 7  ■ Mystic Shores, Ramp 23  HZ  ONLINE EXCLUSIVE  herald-zeitunq.com   !_k  Most-popular story at herald-zeitung. com:  New Braunfels Police: Marine choked out cop  ► WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA  Public meetings scheduled this week include:  ■ Monday: New Braunfels City Council, 6 p.m. City Council Chambers, 424 S. Castell Ave.  ■ Thursday: Comal County Commissioners' Court, 8:15 a.m.Commissioners' Courtroom, 199 Main Plaza, New Braunfels  ■ Thursday: NBU board of directors, 263 E.  Main Plaza, New Braunfels  New Braunfels  Herald ^Zeitung  HERALO-ZEITUNG.COM  707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830) 625-1224  Published on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Thursday 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. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, TX 78131-1328  Delivery  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, ext. 229.  Staff directory  Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher, Ext. 201   doug.toney@herald-zeitung.com   Autumn Phillips, Managing Editor, Ext 220   aphillips@herald-zeitung.com   Shawn Lewis, Assistant Managing Editor, Ext 221   slewis@herald-zeitung.com   Chris Hoffman, Sports Editor, Ext. 223   gbowen@herald-zeitung.com   Kate Thomas, Copy Editor, Ext. 222   kthomas@herald-zeitung.com   Greg Bowen, Staff writer, Ext. 225   gbowen@herald-zeitung.com   Dalondo Moultrie, Staff writer, Ext 224   dmoultrie@herald-zeitung.com   Will Wright Staff writer, Ext 218   wwnght@herald-zeitung.com   Laura McKenzie, Photographer, Ext 227   lmckenzie@herald-zeitung.com   Shannon Myers, Advertising Director, Ext 208   smyers@herald-zeitung.com   Jeff Fowler, Circulation Director, Ext. 228  | fowler@herald-zeitung.com   Rosie Willingham, Business Manager, Ext 202   rwillingham@herald-zeitung.com   Henry Coello, Production Director; (830) 625-5232   hcoello@herald-zeitung.com   Classified advertising, call 625-9144, ext 207; display  advertising, call 625-9144, ext. 208; obituaries, weddings,  engagement anniversaries, call 625-9144, ext. 214.  ■  news@herald-zeitung.com   ■  sports@herald-zeitung.com  “I planner@herald zeitung.com  I I    rflVYiFi    nrnl/l    «a     nn «  HZ  ■  letters@herald-zeitung.com   ■  classifieds@herald-zeit.ung.com   ■  advertising@herald-zeitung.com   ■  circulation@herald-zeitung.com   food  •FRIDAY NIGHT«  VFW Post 7110 600 Peace Ave. (830)625-9961  NON-SMOKING  Selling Starts at 6 p.m.  Man takes potshots at tree  Police arrest, jail NB resident on disorderly conduct charges  From staff reports  A New Braunfels man took potshots at a tree early Wednesday, leading to his being charged with a crime and jailed, police said.  Faustino Collazo, 45, was charged with disorderly conduct discharging a firearm, said Capt. Michael Penshorn of New Braunfels Police Department.  He said Collazo did not shoot any people.  According to Penshorn, police began getting shots-fired calls about 2:55 a.m. Wednesday in the area of the 200 blocks of Loma Vista Street and S. Water Lane, and the 2800 block of Sunset Drive. Officers went to the area to investigate, and the first officer on scene heard at least  one shot, Penshorn said.  Other officers arrived and at least one of them saw an arm and hand holding a gun out a back door, Penshorn said. He said officers ordered Collazo out of the house, and he eventually admitted to shooting at a tree.  Collazo was released from Comal County jail after posting $2,000 bond.  COMAL LIFE  LAURA McKENZIE | Herald-Zeitung  Eric Mitchan, 9, crawls on the floor as he tries to blow an egg toward the finish line Wednesday at Ultimate Survivor camp at Klein Road Elementary. The egg game was one of many physical and mental challenges the campers have been doing since the start of their week-long camp, which is loosely based on the popular television show "Survivor." Unlike the show, none of the participants are voted off, but the team with the most challenge points at the end of the week will be declared the Ultimate Survivor Team.  BOOKINGS  Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following the following individuals between June 22 and June 23:  ♦ Arturo Armendariz, Jr., 35, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid, no registration number on boat, failure to appear - no registration number on boat, motion to revoke probation - possession of controlled substance penalty group one 1G - 4G  ♦ Melissa Balditt, 26, San Antonio, fraudulent use/possession of identifying information  ♦ John Anthony Davila, 47, New Braunfels, failure to appear - child support hearing  ♦ Ricardo Eureste, 53, San Antonio, violate promise to appear -financial hearing-theft $500 - $1,500 by check  ♦ Charles Kennedy, 53, Grandview, public intoxication  ♦ Christopher Roman Morin, 18, New Braunfels, speeding 72mph in a 45 mph, expired registration, no motor vehicle inspection certification, failure to appear - speeding  ♦ Abbygale Lee Soto, 18, San Antonio, violate promise to appear-theft of property =$50 - $500  ♦ Samuel Valenzuela, 21, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated  Under the U. S. Constitution, any person/defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty. If anyone is found not guilty or had the charges dropped without the State  proceeding to trial and would like that finding published in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, please contact the Managing Editor, Autumn Phillips, at (830) 625-9144 x 220 or e-mail aphillips@herald-zeitung.com.  BLOTTER  New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 6:59 a.m. Wednesday:  ♦ 6:52 p.m., male arrested for warrants and possession of marijuana and drug possession at the 500 block of E. San Antonio Street. Investigating Officer A.Taylor.  ♦ 7:28 p.m., offender arrested assault of family violence — bodily injury-family violence. Victim of protective order at the 100 block of S. West End Ave. Investigating Officer C. Wilkins.  ♦ 9:24 p.m., female arrested for public intoxication at the 700 block of E. Common St. Investigating Officer C. Martinez.  New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 6:59 a.m. Thursday:  ♦ June 20,8:30 p.m., property stolen from picnic table at Schlitterbahn Water Park at the 400 block of N. Liberty Ave. Civilian Civ  ♦ June 22,1:31 p.m., subject arrested for active warrant out of Travis County at the 2800 block of  W. San Antonio St. Investigating Officer D. Sweet  ♦ 3:03 p.m., San Antonio Police Department faxed a report to New Braunfels Police Department regarding sexual assault of 17-year-old male victim at the 1400 block of S. Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer D. Schroeder.  ♦ 4:22 p.m., 11-year-old female was caught taking a $12 pair of earrings at the 200 block of Creekside Way. Investigating Officer M. Aguirre.  ♦ 5:21 p.m., burglary of a habitation at the 1400 block of N. Walnut Ave. Investigating Officer C. Wilkins.  ♦ 5:45 a.m., unknown person(s) entered the complainant's unlocked car and looked through his belongings at the 3800 block of Cherokee Blvd. Nothing was taken. Investigating Officer C. Martinez.  ♦ 6:10 p.m., traffic stop and driver arrested for driving while intoxicated at the 500 block of E. San Antonio St. Investigating Officer A. Taylor.  ♦ 9:31 p.m., locked vehicle entered and several items stolen at the 100 block of Liebscher Dr. Investigating Officer J. Kuhl.  ♦ 10:33 p.m., traffic stop for an equipment violation revealed the driver had two active warrants out of New Braunfels Municipal Court. Arrest occurred at 1600 block of I-35 S. Investigating Officer C. Martinez.  ♦ June 23, K-9 building search at the 1400 block of N. Walnut Ave. Investigating Officer W. Spence.  Guns, console stolen from home  From staff reports  Someone burglarized a New Braunfels home Wednesday and stole several items — including a couple handguns, police said.  A resident of an apartment at 1445 N. Walnut Ave. told police he left his home about 8 a.m. Wednesday, then returned about 5:15 p.m. to find someone had kicked in or pried open the front door and roboed the place, said Capt. Michael  Penshorn of New Braunfels Police Department.  Penshorn said the man reported several items were stolen.  Among the stolen items, Penshorn said, were a video gaming console, .22-caliber nandgun, 9mm handgun, electric guitar and laptop computer.  The total value of the stolen property was about $2,000, Penshorn said.  The investigation continues.  Police: Bulverde woman assaulted boyfriend  From staff reports  A Bulverde woman was charged with assaulting her live-in boyfriend during a dispute in which he called police Wednesday, a county sheriff's spokesman said.  Raina Lee Dolph, 28, was charged with assault causes bodily injury/family violence. She was held at Comal County Jail and released Wednesday afternoon after posting $3,000 bond.  Comal County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the 400 block of East Ammann Road for a disturbance, Lt. Mark Reynolds said.  NBISD talks about funding  Editors note: Herald-Zeitung reporters sometimes get more information than they can fit into the stories you read in the newspaper. This column is devoted to tid- _____ bits that didn't make the cut.  NBISD Superintendent Randy Moczygemba  on possibly not having to dip into the district's fund balance to help balance next year's budget: "We first thought that we would commit $7 million over two years," he said. "I feel pretty confident we won't have to use all of the $3.5 million. We don't want to put recurring costs back into the budget, because we'll have to take them back out in two years."  Staff reports  • • • • •  NBISD public information officer Stephanie Ferguson  on whether the district plans to continue its funding commitment to Communities In Schools in 2011-12: "When a (school funding) bill has passed and we have had the opportunity to determine exactly what our funding level will be, and CIS has been able to determine what their funding will be, we plan to come back to the table."  • • • • •  Speaking about a U.S. Marine's alleged attack of a New Braunfels Police Department officer on the banks of the Comal River, NBPD Lt. Michael Penshorn said the river was packed and the officer was a member of only one boat crew on the river that day.  "At that time we actually only had one. We normally have as many as three. Because of the number of people, it was hard to maneuver on the river. It's difficult to navigate with a large number of people."  • • • • •  On Thursday, after convicted kidnapper Dustin Sim-mang was sentenced to 40 years in state prison, Comal County Distrid Attorney Jennifer Tharp said the community is better off.  She said: "I'm very pleased with the court's sentence. I consider this man to be a threat to the community. He has no respect for the property of others, He has no respect for the law and he's a threat to the safety of people who cross his path."  • • • • •  "That's, for me, a no-brainer," Cheryl Casteel, chair of the Planning Commission, said at a June 7 meeting during discussions on a proposed ban on the parking of 18-wheelers in city neighborhoods. "It's odd we don't already have this."  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