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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas PAGE TWO ■ For breaking news, sports and traffic follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan at facebook.com Sign up for e-newsletter by visiting the Herald-Zeitmg online: herald-zeitung.com ► COMING UP IN THE H-Z Saturday The Herald-Zeitung's Faith pages feature local houses of worship every Saturday Sunday Check out the Living section for a preview of the New Braunfels Fourth of July activities Tuesday The Herald-Zeitung recaps the holiday weekend on the Comal River in New Braunfels ► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE Road work and closures scheduled for this week include: ■ 9 a m. to 2 p.m. today, Loop 337 at River Road, eastbound and westbound, preventive maintenance on signal heads. Signal will be on all-flash. Police officers will assist with traffic control. ■ 5 p.m. today through 5 p.m July 29, Bridge Street between N. Walnut Avenue and N. Sycamore Avenue will be closed. ■ At 1 p.m. Saturday, streets bordering the Last Tubers Exit on the Comal River will become one way and ciosed 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. 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 ► WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA Upcoming public meetings include: ■ Today: Comal County Commissioners' Court, 8:15 a.m. Commissioners' Courtroom, 199 Main Plaza, New Braunfels ■ Today: NBU board of directors, 263 E. Main Plaza, New Braunfels HZ MEETING AGENDAS Visit herald- zeitung.com/news/documents to download meeting agendas. New Braunfels Herald vZeitung HERALD-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, PO. 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 wwright@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 lfowler@herald-zeitung.com Rosie Willingham, Business Manager, Ext. 202 rwillingham@herald-zertung.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. HZ ■ news@herald-zeitung.com ■ sports@herald-zeitung.com ■ pianner@herald-zeitung.com ■ ¡ etters@herald-zeitung.com ■ classifieds@herald-zeitung.com ■ advertising@herald-zeitung.com ■ circulation@herald-zeitung.com Meeting set on parks irrigation New Braunfels offit ials have scheduled a community inpuf forum for the Parks Rec laimed Irrigation Feasibility Study. Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting, whic h will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Landa Haus in Landa Park. The city, in cooperation with New Braunfels Utilities, Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority and the Edwards Aquifer Authority, hiren Espey Consultants to evaluate the feasibility of providing reclaimed water for irrigation of a portion of the city's parks. The purpose of developing a reclaimed water system is to enhance tne regional and local appeal of the city's parklands and to preserve limited water resources to serve the growing population. Of the 1 city's total park area, the study examined a total of 172.8 acres of parkland that is irrigated or will be irrigated in the future. Locations included: Landa Park; Hinman Island; Prince Solms Park; Camp Comal; Fischer Park; HEB Soccer Complex; Walnut Avenue; Fredericksburg Fields; and a portion of Landa Rirk Golf Course. The city received a Regional Water and Wastewater Planning Grant from the Texas Water Development Board to aid in funding the study. "Reclaimed (or reuse) water is municipal wastewater that has been treated to a quality that is suitable for beneficial uses that include irrigation of landscaping, crops and athletic fields," said Stacey Dicke, Parks and Recreation director. "A reclaimed water system would be espec ially valuable in meeting peak water demands during drought conditions and during periods of water usage restrictions." A copy of the study is available for review at New Braunfels Public Library. For information, call (830) 221-4350. NAVIGATING THE SYSTEM HOW DO I GET SOMETHING ON THE NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA? IF I WANT TO GET AN ORDINANCE CHANGED. WHAT IS THE PROCESS? There are multiple ways to change local laws. However, citizens do not directly place items on the agenda. Citizens may speak with the mayor or a city council member to discuss any issue. A member of city council can place an item to be on a council agenda. Citizens may work with a city board or commission on a topic per the board's bylaws, and that issue may or may not be recommended to city council. Citizens may come speak to the council during the "Citizens' Communications" portion of a city council meeting. Such public input may bring the council's attention to a local issue. The city's charter may also be changed. This form of change is less frequent and must comply with local and state laws regarding the amendment of charters. — City Secretary Patrick Aten Have a question about city or county government? Send your question to aphillips@herald-zeitung.com . All Navigating the System questions and answers are collected online at herald-zeitung.com/news/navigating_the_system BOOKINGS Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following individuals between June 27 and June 28: ♦ Ramel Anthony Duncan, 23, San Antonio, speeding in a school zone ♦ Anthony Gabriel Gentile, 24, Canyon Lake, speeding 81 mph in a 65 mph zone, expired registration, failure to appear/bail jumping, violate promise to appear ♦ Marcus Aron Heminger, 36, New Braunfels, no seat belt - driver » ♦ Juan Manuel Hernandez, 41, New Braunfels, public intoxication, hold for Immigration & Customs Enforcement ♦ Nathan Aaron Kneupper, 22, New Braunfels, criminal mischief = $1,500 -$2QK, possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia ♦ Eddie Lopez, 27, San Antonio, failure to appear - possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦ Daniel Lewis Richardson, 20, San Antonio, public intoxication, motion to revoke probation - theft of property $50 -$500 ♦ Humberto Rivera, 19, San Antonio, theft of service - $20 - $500, public intoxication ♦ Roberto Mercado Rojas, 21, New Braunfels, unauthorized use of vehicle ♦ Robert Gerald Slusser II, 50, Canyon Lake, manufacture or delivery controlled substance penalty group 1= 1G -4G ♦ Jeanie Marie Tramell, 29, Canyon Lake, possession controlled substance penalty group 3 under 28G, theft of property = $50 - $500 ♦ Jason Aaron Tucker, 22, New Braunfels, possession of drug paraphernalia ♦ Susan Faye Wilcut, 32, New Braunfels, assault by contact (family violence) Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following individuals between June 28 and June 29: ♦ Robert Ryan Aguirre, 20, New Braunfels, possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦ Andrea Marie Brockman, 54, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated ♦ Marc Anthony Cordero, 25, New Braunfels, tamper/fabricate physical evidence ♦ Charles Lee Cunningham, 58, New Braunfels, public intoxication ♦ Tyron Devoe Flowers, 21, New Braunfels, violate promise to appear-financial hearing — possession of marijuana under two ounces — two counts ♦ Alyssa Joann Garcia, 17, San Antonio, failure to identify giving false/ficticious information, public intoxication ♦ Robert Gomez Jr., 26, New Braunfels, possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦ John Wesley Herbold, 46, Seguin, Aggravated assault CTII, intoxicated assault CT1 ♦ Justy Lee Irvin, 48, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation — prescription fraud ♦ Winter Lanham, 28, Blanco, public intoxication ♦ Steven Christopher Miller, 26, Converse, contempt of court— child support ♦ Chandler Walls Pustka, 20, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated ♦ Rachel Ann Ramirez, 32, New Braunfels, public intoxication, assault CBI, attempt to commit theft $500 — $1,500, unlawful use of criminal instrument ♦ Charles Franklin Rickard, 22, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation — possession of controlled substance ♦ Barry Scott Setzer, 31, New Braunfels, criminal mischief $50 — $500 ♦ Heather MaryKay Silva, 27, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid, speeding >10% limit 60/45 mph, no driver's license, failure to maintain financial responsibility 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 going to trial and would like finding published in the Herald-Zeitung, contact Managing Editor, Autumn Phillips, at (830) 625-9144 x 220 or email aphillips@herald-zeitung.com. FIRE RUNS New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents between 7 a.m. Friday and 6:59 a.m. Monday ♦ 8:03 p.m., white male truck driver keyed cab of Hispanic female truck driver at the 4100 block of Loop 337. Investigating Officer M. Smith. ♦ 8:16 p.m., this is a criminal trespass warning at the 300 block of E. Bridge Street Investigating Officer C. Diaz. ♦ June 22,11 p.m., victim notices wallet missing and then unauthorized credit card usage at the 700 block of S. Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer J. Bolton. ♦ June 24,10:02 p.m., Hispanic male was stopped for traffic and arrested for outstanding PD warrants at the 1600 block of W. Mill Street. Investigating Officer M. Smith. ♦ Midnight, traffic stop driver arrested — driving while license invalid — with previous convictions and two New Braunfels Municipal Court warrants at the 1000 block of 1-35 S. Investigating Officer D. Trahan. ♦ 11:21 p.m., traffic stop reslted in driving while intoxicated arrest at the 500 block of E. Common Street Investigating Officer T. Flugrath. ♦ 11:27 p.m., fight in progress at the 800 block of S. Walnut Ave. Investigating Officer G. Walker. ♦ 11:57 p.m., canine -narcotic search at the 4800 block of 1-35 N. Investigating Officer J. Tucker. ♦ June 25,12:28 a.m., male arrested for driving while intoxicated after crashing vehicle in Taco Bell Drive-Thru at the 200 block of Loop 337. Investigating Officer R. Whitehair. ♦ 12:57 a.m., driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated at the 1000 block of Rolling Path. Investigating Officer T. Scheuermann. Staff reports Wire reported stolen from NBU poles Someone recently stole hundreds of dollars worth of wire from 1 6 New Braunfels Utilities poles, polite said. The thefts occurred in the 400, 500, 300 and 200 blocks of Magazine Avenue, the 500 block of Lee Street, the 600 and 800 blocks of West Coll Street, and the 500 block of South Santa Clara Street, said Capt. Michael Penshorn of New Braunfels Police Department. He said the thieves took copper grounding wire from the poles at a total value of about $1,600. Police continue to investigate the thefts. NBPD searching for engine thieves Thieves stole an engine from an airplane last weekend, and New Braunfels Police Department officers are trying to figure out who. The theft happened about 9:40 p.m. Saturday at New Braunfels Municipal Airport, 1772 Entrance Drive, said police Capt. Michael Penshorn. He said the crooks made off with the engine before officers arrived. Witnesses said the thieves pulled up in a four-door F-350 pickup truck and started to remove the engine from a 1966 Cessna, Penshorn said. He said the witnesses got suspicious and called police. NBPD: Man arrested for exposing himself A 24-year-old San Antonio man was caught exposing himself in public on the Comal River in New Braunfels, police said. Albert L. Leyva was charged about 7 p.m. Sunday with indecent exposure, said Capt. Michael Penshorn of New Braunfels Police Department. Penshorn said an officer witnessed Leyva pull down his swim trunks and expose himself near one of the tuber's exits on the Comal. He was arrested at the Last Tubers Exit. NBU power outage NBU had a brief outage at 9:23 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheriff's Posse Substation that affected 900 to 1,200 customers. All customers were back in service by 9:50 a.m. WE WANT YOU! BECOME AN 1-REPORTER Catch breaking news in action? Email your high-resolution photo and story to news@herald-zeltung.com . 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