New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 5, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas BANNER PAYS TRIBUTE TO LANCE CPL?JOHN FARIAS iMcinp 500 New Braunfels TUESDAY JULY 5.2011 SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINGE 1852 New Braunfels teen dies in crash ByWIIIWrlght The Herald-Zeifung An 18-yt*ar-()ld New Braunfels man was killed early Sunday when his car flipped and rolled over in the 2S00 block of Texas Hwy. 46 South, New Braunfels police said in a statement released Sunday afterncx)n New Braunfels police and EMS units were dispatchcYl to the loca tion at S;49 a.m. Sunday, there, they found two people Nolen l^ul Vargas, 18, and a 21 -year-old male passenger from Sc*guin — frappi'd inside the vehic le, whic h was resting on its roof. Another passenger, a 21-ycMr-old male from Si'guin, was laying on the ground away from the vehicle. He told res[)onders he was riding in the rear seat and had crawhxi out through the back window. Ncav Braunfels Fire Dep.irtment workers extricated the two remaining occupants. Tht' driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two men were* taken via AirLife to University f lospital in San Antonio. The rear passenger was listed in stable condition; the front passenger was listed in fair condition Sunday night. NBPD Lt. Heath Purvis said the initial investigation indicated the vehic le had bc*en traveling southbound on Hwy. 46 when it veered across the ni)rthf)ound lane's and entt'rc'd into a conc rc‘te drainage culvert. The vehicle TRIBUTE WALK Friends of Nolen Vargas are organizing a walk in tiis memory Tfie walk will be July 30, beginning at Canyon High and ending at the Vargas home, where participants will present the Vargas family with Vargas See VARGAS, Page 7 donations Call (210) 627-0650 NEW BRAUNFELS FOURTH OF JULY TRADITION Diana Votlbrechl walks alongside grandson Ridge during Monday’s Fourth ot July parade in downtown New Braunfels. Ptiotos by LAURA McKENZlE ( Ht'rald Zeiluiiy City celebrates its independence By Will Wright The Hefald-Zeitung New Brauntelsers — young, old anci in-bc'twe(*n — tcK)k time to give thanks and honor their country Monday morning by celebrating its 2^iSth birthday with a parade and c eremony on Main l^laza. The festive flair trumped the warm, humid weather, as hun* drc'ds linexl the par.Kle's short route, which t)egiin at 9:1 S a.m. and reflected the spirit of the Fourth. MORE ONLINE Parade photos can be found at herald- zeitung.com See PARADE, Page 7 Don Hildebrand carries an American flag while walking in the Fourth ot July parade on Monday in downtown New Braunfels. For more parade ptiotos, see Page 6. Authorities: Comal River crowded but controllec LAURA McKENZlE I Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels police officer Eric Cuellar directs pedestrian and vehicular tratfie at the Last Tubers Exit on Monday. ByWIIIWrlght The Heiald-Zeitung By most accounts, it was a i>retty average* Fourth of luly holifiay weekend for recreation on the Comal River. The expected hordes of tubers produced only a few ef)isodc'S of unruly behavior over the three-day period — much to the delight of f)olice and firemen handling the crowds. "It's been pretty cjuiet," Sgt. Chris Snyder said early Monday evening. "Up to this point, we've made only one arrest." New Braunfels Police patrols on the river were ck)ubled on Friday and Saturday, and went back to normal on Monday. Snyder said policemade V5 arrests f anas ► SLAIN MARINE Farias tribute ton^t at CHS FroiTi staff reports I ruMids and taniiK' menv hers ot I - S. M.irmes Lane e ( [)1. lohn I Farias will have (ommunitv-widc iru‘mori-al at 8 p.m toda\ at ( anvon High S( hool's st.uluim, larias, JO, , was kill ('(I in a( tion v\<is sliot and kill('d Tuc'sd.iv during (otn-l),U with lal-ii),)n tor( cs in H c> i m a n (I |)fovint (' Algluiníslaii. a( ( ording to a wnttc'n staff'-HH iil rt■!(M^ed h\ ihe I S. W.iriru* ( orps. I le vv.is on his lirst (onihaf (lt'[)ioym('nl. All his (lassni.ites and lamily, v\ho('ver wants to ( onie, th<‘\ will 1h‘ at the to()tl)all field," s.lid Felix f anas, lohn's fatfier. Farias' 'kmIv will .\rrtve .it New Br.iunfels ,\Uinici|)al Airport <ihout 10 a ni W'ediK'sd.n, /oelU'i I uiU'ral Home, which is handling the arrangc'ments, said a proi es-sional uitl ( arry Farias' (oltin from th(* airport t< > the Landa Street mortuarv' t() 1< )wing th(' [)lane's Linding. Ihc' ntute through downtown Ni>w Braunfels w ill toll« >w Sc‘gain A\venue to the* W.iin Pia/a traffic c irc le, where it will turn right onto I anda. The Patriot (luard Kiders v\tll accompany tht> |)rcKC‘s-sion, said P(*nn\ larias, the Marine's nioth(Y. WEATHER, 12 LACEY NUNEZ GOODWIN FRAZIER ELEMENTARY A few Clouds and tiot High; 98 Low: 72 on Sunday and 10 on Saturday Figure's were inc ()mf)k't(' on the numlK'r of Mon day arrt'sfs, as well as the size of the' crc)wcls the entire weekend, Thousands of tubers c rammed into the river during the lune 2S-2b weekend, leading officials to c lose acc ess to the' river beginning at 5 p.m. that Saturday. Howevc'r, this weekend saw far fewer numbc'rs of tubers, police said. "The c rowds on Sunday were heavit*r than on Saturday but thc’y were still man agc'ablc'," Snyder said. "It's bec'n a busy, but manageable weekend." Snyder said NBPf^ had 61 offic t>rs See RIVER, Page 7 A.ttw.............. G.lai5É?d§____ Comics Crosswords Forum . QbilMTies Plioner____ Sports TV 11 10 . 9 4 ._3 i 5 Voi lb8 | No 202 T section, 12 pages 56825 00001 SQcents matters. 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