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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 22, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas VI For breaking news, sports and traffic follow us on Twitter ®New8r«urrfe!*HZ Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan at ficebook.com Sign up for e-newsletter by visiting the Herald-Zeiting online herald-zeitunfl.com ► COMING UP IN THE H-Z Saturday The Herald-Zeitung's Faith pages feature local houses of worship every Saturday Sunday Herald-Zeitung columnist Mike Frtsko puts his unique spin on life's events • ¿4 „ * * « Tuesday Catch up with what happened over the weekend in New Braunfels and Comal Wednesday Food writer Laura Lopez answers cooking questions from Herald-Zeitung readers ► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE Upcoming road work and closures include: ■    Through 5 p.m July 29. Bridge Street between N Walnut Avenue and N Sycamore Avenue ■    Through 5 p.m. today, temporary lane closures will be in effect from 8 a m to 5 p m on S. Walnut Avenue between W Coll Street and W Bridge Street ■    From 9pm to 3 a.m today, three left lanes of northbound 1-35 at Schmidt Street will be dosed ‘o' base repair work 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 ■    Canyon Lake Shores, Ramp 22 ■    Mystic Shore: Ramp 23 iiv> ONLINE EXCLUSIVE herald-zeitung.com Most-read story at h-z.com: "Missive crowds cause mayor to close Comal River' VT S ON THE AGENDA Upcoming public meetings include ■ New Braunfels City Council, 6pm Monday at City Council Chambers, 424 S Castell Ave Agendas posted on www nbtexas org New Braunfels Herald wZkitung [fly HfRAID 11 iTUNG.COM 707 Lancia St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (8301 62 c ) y 144. fax (830> 62b 1224 Puhltshed on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weekday mortmnqs Thursday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung tUSPS 377 880i, 707 Landa Street, or PO. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas ,'81311328 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 i an call (8301 625-9144. ext. 229 Staff directory Doug Toney Editor and Publisher, Ext 201 doug toneyaherald mtung com Autumn Phillips. Managing Editor, Ext 220 iphil'ltps >}i«rald-/eitung com Shavyn Lewis Assistant Managing Editor, Ext 221 slewisft'herald-zeitung com Chris Hoffman, Sports Editor, Ext 223 ; hoffmarv? herald -zeitung.com Kate Thomas, Copy Editor, Ext 222 kthomas : -£herald-zeitungxom Greg Bowen Statt writer, Ext. 22b ybowe ‘ht;(ald /eitung com Dalondo Moultrie Staff writer. Ext 224 dmoultne eherald/eitung corn Will Wnght. Staff writer. Ext. 218 wwrighfffherald-zeitung con) Laura McKenzie Photoyrapher, Ext 227 /wvnght^herald ¿eitung.com Shannon Myers Advertising Director, Ext 208 smyers ¿¿herald /eiturig corn Jeff Fowler Circulation Director, Ext. 228 ifowlera herald-zeitung com Rosie Willingham Business Manager, Ext 202 rwillinghi i4berald /eitung com Henry Coello, Production Director; (830) b?5 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 ■    11ews»herald zeitung. co.m I sports@herald-zeitung.com I pianner@herald-zeitung.Gom ■     letters@herald-zeitung.com I classifieds@berald-zeitung.com ■    advertising@herald-zeitung com I circulation@herald zeitung com 1-35 crash sends 6 to hospital By Dalondo Moultrie The Herald-Zeitung A mulfi-vehide wreck Wednesday evening in New Braunfels sent several (w*o-ple to .in area hospital with what a fire department spokesman said were likely non-life threatening injuries. The trash happened about b:10 p.m. on the northbound Lines of the 400 block of N. Interstate H, a c its |x>liie sjxikesman said Battalion ( luci Darren Brinkkoeter of the New Braunfels I ire Department said three medic vehicles took four pc*ople to ( hristus Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels. He sairl the fad that the patients were not taken to a trauma tenter makes him believe they were not seriously hurt. 11. Heath Purvis of the New Braunfels Police Department said the crash sent six per »file to ( hristus with minor injuries. I le said the crash happened bec ause a vehicle traveling very slowly in the far right lane caused other vehic les to move to the next left lane to avoid the slow-traveling one, Purvis said. I le said a pickup truck, for some reason, had to take evasive action and swerve bac k into the far right lane, crashing into a car that was behind the initial slow-moving one. Police and fire personnel closed traffic in three of the four lanes while c rews c leaned debris and tended to patients, which Brinkkoeter said took until about 7:10 p.m. Neither sjxikesman provided identities of drivers or the six people who were hurt in the' wreck. LAURA McKFNZIE | Herald Zeitung Vangie Rodriguez, left of Comal F lower Shop Mayor Gale Pospisif and Tanya Shelton of Hope Hospice unload Be Happy Bouquets as the flowers are delivered to Hope Hospice on Thursday morning. Comal Flower Shop is par ticipating Make Someone Smile Week, a nationwide event in which Teleflora florists deliver bouquets to those in need of a smile in their communities This year, Comal Flower Shop provided flowers to Hope Hospice patients and EdenHiil residents Shop owner Mary Heimer hopes to expand the program next year IHM)kIN<;S Law enforcement officials in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following individuals: ♦    Misty Blue Amaro, 24 New Braunfels, theft of property between S50 and $500 ♦    Eric Adrian Auoi, 29, San Antonio, failure to update registration, failed to change address, possession controlled substance penalty group 1 46 to 200G ♦    Donna Sue Byerly, 41, Canyon Lake, public intoxication ♦    Kacu Mane Chimaipopoca, 24 New Braunfels, theft of property between S50 and $500 ♦    James Walter Evans, 31, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated ♦    Ramon Flores, Jr., 4b, New Braunfels, purchase/furnish alcohol to a minor ♦    Melissa Kay Gault, 31, Fort Worth, theft of property between S20 and S500 by check ♦    Donny Teddy Luff, 32, Farmers Branch, violate promise to appear ■ harassment, violate promise to appear - assault bodily injury family violence ♦    Wade Andrew McKinney, 18, San Antonio, possession controlled substance penalty group 3 under 28G possession drug paraphernalia ♦    Sagai Hemant Patel, 20, New Braunfels,consumption of alcohol by minor ♦    John Robert Pike, 20, New Braunfels, assault by contact family violence ♦    Michael Ray Posey, 41, San Antonio, driving while license invalid with previous conviction or suspension without financial responsibility ♦    Frank Wainen, Jr., 35, New Braunfels, interfere with emergency call, assault by contact family violence ♦    Ian Taylor Whitehead, 17, Wimberley, failure to attend school Under the U. S Constitution, any person/defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty if any one is found not guilty or had the State drop charges before preceed mg to trial and would like that find mg published in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, contact Managing Editor Autumn Phillips at (8301625-SI 44 x 220 New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents from July 15 to July 18 ♦    6 21 p.m., unauthorized use or motor vehicle, kidnapping case involved with vehicle left behind at the 300 block of S Business 35 Investigating Officer D Bobo. ♦    6 37 p.m., male arrested for public intoxication at the 200 block of N Business 35 Investigating Officer K Williams. ♦    6 43 p.m., unknown subjects burglarized residence at the 200 block of Ridgewood Ave, Investigating Officer C. Scott ♦    6 50 p.m., theft of a license plate at the 400 block of Hunters Creek Dr. Investigating Officer C. Diaz ♦    6:25 p.m., hit and run accident with possible suspect vehicle at the 700 block of FM 306. Investigating Officer J. Bolton ♦    7 52 p.m , intoxicated pedestrian found walking in front of a bus at the 800 block of Ewelling Ln. Investigating Officer C Diaz. ♦    8 09 p.m., officers smell marijuana through AC vent, received consent to search and found narcotics in motel room at the 1000 block of N Business 35 Investigating Officer C. Scott ♦    8 44 p.m., white male was observed traveling over 100 mph among heavy traffic and arrested for same at the 1000 block of IH 35 S Investigating Officer M. Smith. ♦    12:00 a.m., NBPD detained a man for assault/possible driving while intoxicated in San Antonio and turned over the incident to SAPD Investigating Officer J Mahoney ♦    10 58 p.m., investigation of suspicious vehicle results in public intoxication and drug paraphernalia arrests at the 1500 block of E Common St. Investigating Officer J. Bolton. ♦    11:01 p.m., female subject arrest ed for public intoxication during disturbance at the 500 block of N Union Ave Investigating Officer K Williams ♦    July 17,12:19 a m , intoxicated white male driver was stopped for eguipment violations and arrested for driving while intoxicated at the 3500 block of Loop 337 Investigating Officer K Williams. ♦    12:38 am, person was arrested for public intoxication while walking down S. Segum Ave after a disturbance at the 200 block of S Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer G Whitaker ♦    1:37 a m , phone damaged during disturbance at the 200 block of Loop 337 Investigating Officer G. Whitaker. ♦    1 48 a.m., unknown subject burglarized location at the 1100 block of Ftn 306 Investigating Officer C. Scott ♦    3:03 am, miscellaneous information at the 200 block of S. Krueger. Investigating Officer K Williams. ♦    4 12 a.m., person evaded police in a stolen vehicle after committing burglary and other various crimes at the 2100 Jasons West Ct Investigating Officer K Williams. ♦    8 05 a.m., intoxicated female involved in vehicle crash and arrested for driving while intoxicated at the 500 block of Gruene Rd Investigating Officer M Engel. ♦    8 26 a.m., woman walking found a chef style knife at the corner of Pahlmeyer and Jason's South Court. Investigating Officer D Villegas. ♦    8:56 a m , unknown person(s) slashed tires on a car in the driveway at the 900 block of Li pan Dr. Investigating Officer D. Villegas. ♦    10:15 a.m., subject passed out intoxicated in his vehicle at the 800 block of FM 306 Investigating Officer D Villegas ♦    10:46 a.m., vehicle broken into overnight at the 1500 block of IH 35 N Investigating Officer M Engel. ♦    11:52 a.m., Hispanic make stole a steering wheel from the store and fled the area in a vehicle at the 600 block S. Walnut Ave. Investigating Officer D Villegas. Editor's note: I leraktZeitung reporters sometimes get mart' information than they can fit into the stories you read in the newspa-per. I tore art' some extra items from the reporters notelxx)ks: Statt reports •    "It you own land in Comal County', buy more," said David Guinn, a Waco-based redi striding consultant, who told city council June 27 that population growth in the New Braunfels area will drive up land values. •    "Bad activity has increased on the river - and it's a harsh bad." Comal River tourist l<)dge owner ( raig Hall told c itv council on July 11 Hall said he- tacc*s near-assault situations weekly when he chases mislx'having tubers oft his lodge property. "They come back to retaliate. It's a tougher crowd coming." •    Atter a motorist ened by a wasp that flew into his pickup truck c rashed and disrupted power to Schlitterbahn Waterparks, a park spokesman praised the work of the* [x>wer c ompany in restoring electricity. | "NBU has been great," ! said Jeffrey Siebert, corpo-| rate director of eommunic a i Lions and sale's. "As always I they were immediately on I site* and are hauling it to get j our power restored." •    Meteorologist Amanda ! Fanning of the National j Weather Service in New Braunfels said the thunder j storm Tuesday that dumped | about a quarter inc. h of rain on New Braunfels was a light shower, besides the high winds and scores ot lightning strikes. She' said the small amount of rain was welcomed but far from enough to affect drought conditions. "It's nice but nope, it's not going to really make a dent. We would need a good tropic al storm to move over and bring a bunch of rain in order to really start c learing out some ol the defic its that we have." •    "He's paved every county road and knows every turn and every culvert," said Comal County Engineer Tom Hornseth, during recent Commissioners' Court c eremonies honoring road d e p a r t m e n t c o n s t r u c t i o n foreman Ignacio "Nac ho" Martinez, who is retiring after if) years. "I le's an excellent foreman and we're going to miss him," said Hornseth. WE WANT YOU! BECOME AN 1-REPORTER news in to news@herald-zeitung.com . Y Be sure to include your: name and a phone number so we can contact you if we have any questions.