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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 2 I Thursday, November 3, 2011 | herald-zeitung.com ^ J For breaking news; sports and traffic follow us on Twitter ON®wBrauntti«HZ ■TJ Become a New Bratinfeis Herald-Zeitung * ■ Facebookfan at facobpok.com Sign up for e-newsletter by visiting the Herald-Zeiting online herald-zeitjng.com ► COMING UP IN THE H-Z Friday Gear up for high school football with previews of local games in the Sports section. (iofiipletf’ coverage of Wurstfest 2011's opening ceremonies iri ijpvv Rrntjiifels / :) Sunday Herald-Zeitung columnist Mike Fitsko puts his unique spin on life's events. Tí- Catch up with what happened over the wpekend m New RiniinfRls and Comal ^ ^ ‘)UP DAILY COMMUTE Road work and closures scheduled for this week inciijrle; ■    A\,Hnue between Meusebach and F.tst <(!' ( onstniction, closed indefinitely ■    Him i(it(»rseition of West Mill Street at North IV it .lit Avenue will be closed from 8 a m -5 li II Miinuqti Nov. 11 to allow for construction o‘ ■ :iter Ime and roadway lane as part of the VV.tl! ,it Aveiiue Project ■    iif'ticcra CiBek Road will be closed at the (iti ifl ihipe Htver beginning Monday, Nov, 14 for ' (''.sfnictio!! The detour route will be signed tii'Mi: FM .'^11 ind US 281 The anticipated comici“' i: - fl/it!' i\ late March 2012 Rr iMi -N l-REPORTER ili-s ■; .'f'tunQC,,.' Oi íHfc AGENDA F’ublic meetings scheduled next week include: Upcotninq fHihlic meetings include: ■    I .Mia! tjuiMty Commissioners’ Court. 8:15 1 U'ilHv ■'! 199 Mam Plaza, New Braunfels ■■‘fmr .i! !i!i, call (830) 221-1100 ■    it V Rr iiiiifels City Council, 6 p,m Monday, - . f '/iiir'iM i’iiambers' 424 S Castell Ave iTtv ONLINE EXCLUSIVE herald-zeitunq.com _k. HlHAiüZElîüNGXOM Most-commented item at h-z.com: Atr voii iu! or agamst the container ban'^ Why^ New Braunfels Herald u.Zi:rruNG nr H)1 l.jiKta St, Ntn-v Braunfels, TX 78130 iK 'iji 625-9144, fax 18301 625-1224 I - I . .IiihI c. ;’).iturdav Sunday mornings and weekday 'i:. qs lilt-* '¡Hy t.hroiigfi Friday hv ttie New Braunfels H> ■ ‘ • ,’(Miiii!U UJSPS 3H 8801,101 Landa Street, or PO I 31132ii 'Jew Braunfels, Coniat Countv, Texas 'k: 'm !’i-i r'jical (i'lstage (jairt at New Braunfels, Texas. • " '^MASli !i '''.‘lui address c.hanges to ttre New R:.i tU idiii ZeittKig, PO Drawer 311328, New /H13M328 Delivery S h .i ritK ;! .vtio have not received a newspaper by 6 I i 'iiMingh Friday and by 1 a m Saturday and i -8301625 yi44, ext 229 Staff directory IJuug lijoey i iiiyr and Pulilistter, F*i 201 :■ ';' ' ';.‘'<T.:):|(l-^eitiing com Sha.vii lewis M;ini)gnig Lditor, Ext 220 .i‘ ... 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GHURCH OF THE WEEK Get the word out about your place of worship by becorrting Church of the Week, Send an e-mail to kthomas® heraid-/eitung com and ask for a Church of the Week form, or call (830) 625-9144 ext. 222. BBB warns of property scam By Daiondo Moultrie ThP Herald-Zeitunq [(»rtunc hunU'rs Ix'wari'. .S(iim artists .ire sending ('tn<iils telling [M'ople fhcv may hav(' iinc laitnerl [yrojM'r-f\; sometinirs valiK'd in the millions, but authorities are saving don't heiic've it, "Th(‘ B('tt(>r Hijsuk'SS Hure.ui issued a warning fh.il this |M)ssiI)I(> s( ,imor traiid is going aroiind," said ( apt. lohn M( Donald ot the N(‘\v Rrauntcls f’oluc Department. "Be aware ol p(>op!(> .isking for pt'rson.il information." McDonald said he was iin.iware of any siK h (.ises that have been reported in this rirea. rh(‘ Better |-5iisin(‘ss Bureau says the email appears to have ((»me from the National Asso( lation of Un( laimed I’rop-ertv /Xdministr.itors, It ilirtx ts < onsumt'rs to (all an overseas number, where stammers ho[>e to ^et |H‘rM )nal intormation, iIk* Bi'tter Business Bureau said tn a warning on its websitfv The \atioh.il \sso( lation of I ik laimed l’ropert\ Administr.itor'« is a teal organi/a-fion but It has no authontN to issue UfH laimed tunris. In Texas, the only .rgenc y that Controls un< laimerl prop(>rty IS th(' state comptr()llf*r's i)tii( e, agenc y spokesman K.|, DeSilva saiil. "Th(' im|X)ftant thing forTexans to knovv is you (<»n go at any time ein our website and (h(‘{ k it you haV(‘ unclaim(‘d proper-tv," he said. "That's one vvay to avoid t.illing vi< tim to thesf' s( ams." rhi’ Site to ( h('( k is wwvv.i laimittexas org. DeSilva satfl it you think you have un< laimed [)ropertv in h'xas, ( all l-ßOO*- M) Vh:\RS()KSKH\ ICK Dennis W rect''ved his 30-year ^f^rvice awa^d witf* the Cop^ai Counîy Cnfiiin,i! Investiqaîion Division i!o S!ltl'";’t’'d Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following individuals between Oct 31 and Nov. 1: ♦    Adrian Rene Almendarez. 36. New Braunfels, driving while intoxi-cated/open alcohol container ♦    Richard Maiio Ciotti, 55, Canyon Lake, assault causes bodily injury, two counts ♦    Ryan Scott Cortex, 31, Canyon Lake, financial hearing • violate promise to appear - criminal rtns chief between S50 and S500 ♦    Mindy Jo Davenport, 38, El Paso, motion to revoke probation - foige or alter prescription ♦    Robert Shawn Fatbin, 23, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation - theft between SI,500 and S20K ♦    Noah John Gome/, 29, New Braunfels, criminal non-support ♦    Brenda Luna, 31, Big Spring, public intoxication ♦    Jesus Martinez, 22, Victoria, violate promise to appear - burglary of vehicle, two charges ♦    Jesus Antonto Pina-Trujrilo, 22, Big Spring, public intoxication ♦    Zachary Ross Risz, 19, New Braunfels, no motor vehicle inspection, failure to maintain financial HOOklNCS reponsfbilitv ♦    Ryan Donovan Searcy, 18, San Antonio, prohibited weapons switchblade/knuckles, possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia ♦    John Allen Varsho, 27, Canyon Lake, public intoxication Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following individuals between Nov. 1 and Nov. 2: ♦    Craig Lee Contreras, 23, San Antonio, affidavit of surety to surrender - possession of marijuana under two ounces, affadavit of si-^ety to surrender - possession of controlled substance, penalty group 3 under 28G, affadavit of suiety to surrender - theft between 8600 and SI,500 ♦    Stephanie Anne Cotton, 29, Wimberley, harassment ♦    Daniel L. Gay, 54, Bulverde, motion to revoke probation criminal trespass ♦    Roland Edward Gomez, 24, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated ♦    Irene Guerra, 30, New Braunfels, no driver's license, two charges ♦    Larry Dean Latham, 65, Canyon Lake, parole violation ♦    Deborah Marilyn Ligammari, 45, New Braunfels, disorderly conduct cursing ♦    En/o Medina, 19, New Braunfels, possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of drug para phernalia ♦    Zachary Michael Otting, 19, New Braunfels, minor in possession of alcohol, consumption of alcohol by minor ♦    Sean Phillip Worden, 31, New Braunfels, violate city ordinance parking by permit only, failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to yield at stop intersection, speeding ♦    Jerry Cliff Workman, 61, Cíbolo, failure to appear - driving while intoxicated third or more Under the U. S Constitution, any person/defendant is considered innocent until ptoven guilty. If any person is found not guilty 01 had the charges dropped before the State proceeding to trial and would like that lindmg published in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, contact f^anagmg Editor Shawn Lewis at 1830) 625 9144 X 220 or email slewis herald /eitung corn. One sent to hospital in morning crash on 306 From staff repufts A fw'o-vehi( le (rash Wednesday morning in ( omal County sent a p(‘rs()n to the hos|)ital with non-lite threatening injuri(‘s, a lire ( hiet said. ( hiet Sh.nvn Wherry ot the ( anvon I <ik(' f ire K(‘scu(' s.iid a pi( ku() trut k anrl .1 (ar (ollid- ed. The (rash h<ip[)en('(l about ():1 S a.m. in the 7200 l)io( kol larm-toWarket iOh. "Tlie V(4vit les were 011 oppo site sides ot the roadv\<i\ w hen wc got tli('r(>," W'herrv said, VVherrv hcul no intorniation al)out tlie rlriv(‘rs' idenliti(>s. I le said the rc'ar-end c rash caus(‘(l mod(‘i<ili* d.tm.ige and airbag deplo\ ment to th('t .ir, and moderate damage to th(‘ Iront driver's side of the truck, ilre driver of th(> c ji was clriv-(,'n to .1 hospital, the toe ation of wliK I) wasn't imnu'di.iteK available'. I le said the true k's drivcM rt'lusi'd tre.itment. NBPD investigating theft of TVs from Target Saturday From 'laff icjiijrt'i A man w.ilkc'd into a local dep.irtmcnt store' S.Uurd.iy, loaded two tc'levisions in a c art cind walked out w ith thc-m, a Nc‘W Br.uinrc'Is Police Department spokesm.ui said, ( apt. lohn Me Donald said loss prevc'ntion iieTsonric! aic; largc‘1 is tamiliar w'ith the sus p{'( t, who might hii\e bc'c'n involvc'd with a ihc'tf re'|)orted at a Target in B.ilc oik's I Ic'ights. The ste )re's loss prevc'ntie.)!) pc'rsonne'l told NBIM) otfic ers that at <}l)out 2:SO p.m. Satur dav, Ihc' nt.ui walke-d into the* stoic' ,it I r> ( reeksidc' Way, wc'nt to the ek't tronie s depart mi'iit, |)ut Iwc) S.imsung tc'lc'-visions in a cart .uid le'tt through thc> front door to .t vv.iiling car in the parking lot, Me 1 )onald said. NBU to suspend online bill payment this weekenc NBU's online bill p.iyment I sc'rvie (' will be Ic'tTiporarily i utiavailabl(‘ to c ustomers l)c‘ginning <it [).m. on Iriclay until noon on Monday. The sc'rvic e is being int(‘rru|)fc'cl tor a sysf('m maintenaru e u|)gr.K|e to be ct>m|)lefed It a c: ustomer's due date tails on I riday or Monday, ifiey will have until S p ni. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to pay their utility bill witliouf pen.ihy. "\Nv recogni/c' th.ft .1 large numbc'r ol c ustomers pic'lc'r the convc'nierue ol paying their utility bill on-liiu' as opposed to using the mail system or ()aying in person," NBU ( ustomer Service McUiagi'r Wendy fhomp-son said. "WeVe extendi’d the dead line for payrnent ih order tor c ustomers to h<tve adecjuate timeto ac cess the on-liiii^ serv ic f* after the upgrade is ( om- plc'te," she* said. "Wc' .jpologi/e lor aity iiHonvenienc c* this may |)res(,'nt and will Im' working throughout the vve'ekend to ensure that our on-lni(' servic is av<»ilal)le by f)()on on Monday." ( ustomers vyith (juestions about the sc heduled upgrade are welcome to call the NBU Customer Servic e Division during rc'gular business hours at (ttiOi f)2U-a400. Staff reports Two days remain for early voting Some \7 i pc'ople c ast vote's W'e'dnc‘sda\ at ( omal ( ounty I lee tion ( c'nter during ('.irly vot ing, eh'c tion oftic lals s.vid, (Viorc* than 4, UK) peo-[)le' have' voted m thi' rc'f-c're'ndum on the* ban on disposable' tootl gild.IjUt C'rage c on-tainers. [ arly voting c ontin-U('s from ^ a.m. to I’ ().m. tod,IV and h a.m to () p.m I n day. ( om.tl ( ount\ f le'c tion ( enter IS at I anda l*la/a, MS landa St., \c‘w Brauntels. I lec tion da\ is Tuesdav. C hc'c k out Sundav s Nc'W Br.runtc'ls t ler.ild-/('itung tor poll loe ations and times. Brockman to address energy panel Rust\ Broc kman, eco nomic development tor Nc'w Br.tunfels and c hair m.in of levas ( irc'enbelt ( oalifion, will bc' among more than SO le‘\as busi-nc'ss and gove'rnmeni leadc'rs speaking Nov. G ') at Ic'xas Rc'iiC'wables 201 1 in ( or[)us ( hristi, I he c've'nt is a businc'ss ti» business nic'c'ting tc)r tliosc' c urrc'ntlv in or wanting to be in the lexas rc'nc'vvablc' enc'r^v indus Irv Broc kman v\ ill s[)e'ak on a p.uvc'l about T c o ii(>mic I)e'velopmc'nt and Kc'nc'wablc' ( nc'rgv St'c tor: A ( Ommunity and (Oijx»-rate Pe'rs})e‘c five'." I('\as Keiunvabk's 201 I IS org.tni/c'd l)v U*xas Re'new.ibli' f nc'rgv Indus tries Assoc lation (TRI lAi, which has helpc'd build .tnd unilv thc' Tc'xas rc'iu'vvable* enc'rgv tnclus trv tor mort' th.in 2S vc'ars. Danos new AACOG executive director I he Board ot Direc tors ot the Alamo Arc'a (Oun-c il ot (lovernmc'tits on ()c t. 2() unanimouslv sc'lec tc'd Dc'an |. Danos to be the nc'W c^xc'c utivc' dirc'c tor. 1 xec utivc' I )irc'c tor (ilo-rta ( . Arriaga rc'signc'd in micl-Aprit 2() l I. Dc'anm hits sine served as inter im e'xc'c utive el 1 rec tor. 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