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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 4, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas i UNICORNS WRAP REGULAR SEASON WITH 34-17 LOSS SPORTS, 7 50^ New Braunfels FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4.2011 Herald ^Zeitung www.herald-zeitung.com y SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 Accusations are stín milig Cain Candidate denies sexual harassment claims; Perry denies involvement Cam WASHINGTON (AP) Ropubli(<in presidrntitil hofxMul Hrrman ( am struggled fo over conK' the storm of (ontrovcrsy from sexual harassment accusations on Thursday <is the thrt'at of a damag ing written statement [)y oik* of his at (users and his own shifting «’xpla-nations l(‘tt his efforts and even his (andidaty in doubt. "TÌ1IS will not d('ter nu'" in thè rac(‘ lor thè White House, ( ain de( !<ìr('d, rcpf’atediy denying thè alleg.itions in int('rvi(‘ws on ( on servativ(‘ m(‘di.i outl('ts. "Did you t(>ll <• woman she i<x)ked giKKli*" r.idio host S(\in I l,in-nitv <isked. "Th.it dress looks holí*" * FEDERAL CHARGE NB man indicted on bankruptcy | fraud claim Feds say Alves had more money than he said he had By Oalondo Moultrie The Herald Zeitung A federal grand jury in San Antonio nanried down ,in infii(tment tins week charging a New Braunlc'Is m.in with bankrupti y fraud, ()n Wt'dnesdav' the grand )urv mfli( ted |<u k Tex,is Alv('s. ( ount one ot th(' indu t-ment, l)ankruf)t(v tr.iLid, savs Alves, S(), made a fals(> statement about his u'rson-al property in a b,inKrupt( y |)roce(‘ding on or about May 2 5, 2008, <k cording to ( ourt dot uments. Alves reported he only liad $4,000 in cash but he "possessed substantially more t ash, w'hu h h«‘ t ont e.iletl trom th(‘ bankru[)tcy court and creditors," the indict-mc'nt said. In counts two through (>S, the grand jury .it c usc'd Alvt's ot structuring tiomes-tic tinancial transac tions. The indictment says he knowingly o[)eratc*d a pattern t)l illegal activit\ l)y m.iking ()4 cash de()osits, involving more th.in $ 100,000 in ,1 I 2-mt)nth periotl, into two bank acct)unts he held in .in .ittc'mpt to evade* re[)orting rt't|uirc'ments. See FRAUD. Page 12 1st freeze of season expectec By will Wright TheHerald7eitung New Hrauntels and the rest of ('t)mal ( ounty wt're c‘X[)ected to come c lt)st‘ to rt'cording the first frt'e/t* t)f the season by c'arly Friday mt)rning. The Natit)nal Weather Servicc' issued a trcu'/e warning that will remain in (‘tfect ft)r the Hill Cx)untry and [)arts tjf South ( c*ntral Texas overnight and into tliis morning. The c t)ld weather arrived tollowing a front th.it movc'd through the arc>a Thursday night and early hiday, sending temperatures trt)m the 80s intt) the 50s by midnight. The NWS said the dry airmass would result in strong ratliatit)nal ct)t)ling overnight Thurstl.iy. See FREEZE, Page 5 51ST WURSTFEST BEGINS TODAY Pliotns i!v LAURA McKEI^IE i Th(! Patty Scheel, left, and Bucky Smith laugh while looking through photos from past Wursttests at Sctieei's iiome. SOFT SELLERS Wurstfest vendors keep customers coming back By Betty Tayior The Herald-Zeituiig Wurstlest vt-ndots Patty Si heel and Buc ky Smith havt' some stt>-ries to tell. Aftt'r s[)ending some 4.S-()lus years at W^'ursttc'st as vtMV dors, iht' two h.we worketl many a latt' night, seen many a Wurst-tt'st patron anti made hundrc'ils of frit'nds along the way. "Wc've bc'en kind of partners in c rimc‘," said Scheel, laughing. This will l)e thc' 4‘^Mh \ear Schet'l has t)perated a bt)t)th that beg.in with pht)tos and has expantled to intlude several bt)t)ths with all kinds of tunny hats, blinking things, sunglasses, jt'welry, I-shirts and clothes, wigs anti mt)re. "I missed tht' first two ye.irs t)f Wurstlest," Scheel s.iitl. fiir Smith, It will be the* 4(>th ye.ir tor hc'r to work in the booth for the New' Brauntt'Is Republican Wf)mc'n. This vt'ar, volunteers wt)rking the bot)th will See CAIN, Page 3 Perry TCEQ SUMMIT Müler urges yes votes on proposals Water-related propositions a step forward, he says By (keg Bowen I ho Herald /f'ltunq S01ERT7 With gn )v\tli .ind drought str.iining iex.ts' w.itc'r su[>-plies, N('w Br.iunlt'ls Slate Rep. [ )oug Millt'r, spe.iking at rhurs(l,i\'s ( cnlr.il [(“X.is I nvironmental Summit, rrc ommcntk'd "\(*s' voles on the water ri'I.ited Prop< »■ silions 2 and 8. Tex,ins will \ot(> on 10 ( onslitution.il amcndmenfs on Tut"'da\. Among th('ni ate iVofiosi tion 2, wliK h )uld pri »\ ult' iunding lor u.iter inii.islruc lurc', and Pro[)ositton 8, v\hit h would providr tax me ('ntixcs for w.iter < onscr ation b\ .idding waler stew -ardship to the list ot land usc's ih.il c .111 (iLialif\ l( >r lax brt'aks "I'm supporting Proposition 2,' said Wilk'r, tot hair ot the Hou^- ' t (K\ards \(|uil<'t ( )v('rsi^iit f t)ininit-U'e. "1 h(> tui'l t( >r the et o-ii( )mu cngiin’ I)t ()ur slate is w.itcT. Without it, wert“ g( iing to have sc'vere probli'ms " Proposition 8 would be .in incentivi' ti> ket'p large tr.K ts oi land irom Ix'ing sub-(livifk't! anti would promote' w.iter c onservation, lie said Wilier said he rt'( enlK loLirc'd <1 large t lili ( ountr\ r.uK 1) ott I \S, 281 that See TCEQ, Page 12 WEATHER, 12 ANYSA GRANADO MARTINEZ GOODWIN FRAZIER ELEMENTARY Photos ot customers and friends with some of Patty Scheel's hats from last year's Wurstfest are included in a photo altium al Scheel's home. onct' .igain be serving Iric'tl pit k- "Tht'\ ust'tl to st'rvc' pig-in iht'- les as one ot their main mt'iui blanket and a c hopped Ix'el Items. s.indwK h," she' said. Smith remt'mbers some t>l lht‘ earlier totnls .it Wurstlest, See VENDORS, Page 5 Farmers face new rules for tax-free buys By Bob Thaxton Seguin Ga/ette Untfer a nt'w st.ite law passed this year by the Texas legislature, farmers and ranc hers who protlucc' agricultural [)rotluc Is for sale will need a special rc'gistration number to claim a sales tax c'xemptit)n t)n taxable' produc ts used in thos«' businesses beginning )an. 1, 2012. Texas ( oinptroller Susan ( ombs has announc eti they c .in gc't a rc^g-istration number thrt)ugh either a mail-m application or an online .ipplit .ition. Kc‘gistratit)n is ret|uirt'tl by House Hill 2()8 ap|)rt)vt‘d during the 82ritl Ic'gislature W'ith the suf)port ot rt'lail-c'rs and .igric cilture groups. "Bt'ginning Ian. 1, anyone* who w.ints to claim the* .igriculture* or timl)er sales lax exemptions tor e|ualifying [)rodue ts will need a rc'g-istration numbe'r to show rc'tailc'rs insteatl ol sim|)l\ signing an exc'mp-tion c e'ltifie ate* .it tlie' time of [)ur-c hast''' Combs said in a nt'ws relcMse. See RULES. Page 12 Weddings/Receptions Parties in the Uptown Courtyard r.liiier Sunny and dry High. 69 low: 39 AtlJV Classifieds Corpi cs Crgsswofds Föiurn Obituaries Piiliner_______ Sports TV IQ 10 9 9 4 3 6 7 11 Vol. 158 I No. 307 1 section, 12 pages 56825 00001 50 cents For great drinks & music, Qo Uptown tonight! Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 E. San Antonio 830-708-5411 i j For brealcing news, sports scores, weather, traffic and ^ wiiP updates, follow us on Twitter ©NewBraunfelsHZ m Learn what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts. 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