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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas QFor breaking news, sports and traffic follow us on Twitter QNawBraurtfslsHZ 3 Become a New Braunfels Herald Zeitimo % Facebook fan'at ficebook.com I • UJ Sign up for e newsletter by visiting the l*M Herald-Zeiting online herald-zeitunfl.com ► COMING UP IN THE H-Z Saturday Complete coverage of Wurstfest 201 Vs autumn festivities in _______ New Braunfels. Sunday LIVING. Rick Gold records the life and times of 94-year-old Agnes Lehmann Buhl. Tuesday Catch up with what happened over the weekend in New .1 Braunfels and Comal Wednesday Clip out delicious recipes published on the Herald-Zeitung's At Home page ► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE Road work and closures scheduled for this week include ■    Segum Avenue between Meusebach and East Zmk for construction, closed indefinitely ■    Rebecca Creek Road will be closed at the Guadalupe River beginning Monday for construction The detour route will be signed along FM 311 arid US 281 The anticipated completion date is late March 2012 BECOME AN I REPORTER ih*z ■lew'-öherald rcitiing com ► WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA Public meetings scheduled next week include Upcoming public meetings include ■    New Braunfels City Council, 6 p m Monday, City Council Chambers, 424 S Castell Ave ■    Water Oriented Recreation District Board Meeting, 5 p m Monday, at WORD office, 1928 FM 2673 ■    New Braunfels ISD Board of Trustees, 7 p.m. Monday, Education Center board room, 430 W Mill St ■    NB Downtown Development Board, 8 30 a m Tuesday, 424 S Castell Ave New Braunfels Herald fcZi:nuNc; HERALDZEIIUNG.COM 707 Lanrla St. New Braunfels, IX 78130 1830)6?b 9144, fax (830» 625 1224 Published on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald -Zeitung (USPS 377 8801, 707 Landa Street, or PQ Drawer 311.128, 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 in Tuesday throuqh Friday and by 7 a m Saturday and Sunday can call 18301 625 9144, ext 229 Staff directory Doug Toney Editor and Publisher Ext 201 doug toney@herald ¿eitung com Shawn Lewis, Managmq Editor, Ext. 220 slewisaherald /eitung com Will Wright, Assistant Managing Editor, Fxt 221 wwnght@herald7eitung.com Chris Hoffman Sports Editor, Ext 223 choffman#herald-/eitung,com Kate Thomas Copy Editor, Ext 222 kthomas'ft'herald/eitung.com Greg Bowen Staff writer, Ext 225 gbowen « herald /eitung com Dalondo Moultne, Staff writer, Ext 224 dmoultrie@herald-zeitung.com Laura McKenzie, Photographer, Ext 227 wwright@herald-/eming com Shannon Myers, Advertising Director,Ext 208 smyers@herald-/eitung com Jeff Fowler Circulation Director, Ext 228 |fowler@herald-zeitung com Rosie Willingham Business Manager, Ext 202 rwillmgham@herald zeitung.com Henry Coello, Production Director, (8301625 5232 h coello@h er a Id - zeitun g, com IMPORTANT NUMBERS Classified advertising, call 625 9144. ext 20/. display advertising, call 625 9144, ext 208, obituaries, weddings, engagement, anniversaries, call 625-9144, ext 214 ■    ■ ews@herald -zeitung com ■    .ports'iiherald-zeitung.com ■    iiianner@herald zeitung corn ■    letters@herald zeitung.com ■    lassifieds@herald zeitung com ■    advertising@herald zeitung com ■    i r c u I at i o n@h e raid z e itu n g c o m No rain means more road work Commissioners approve funds for more construction materials for crews By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeitunq It there's a silver lining to the drought, this might be it: Because county road workers haven't had rain to slow them down, they're way ahead of sc hedule on fixing pot holes and doing other road repairs ,md maintenance, "Rain didn't stop work this year, so we've |ust kept working,'' ( omal County [ ngineer Tom I iornseth said. In tat t, without had weather to stow them down, they've 1 been working so steadily that thev've |iist ,ibout run out of materials, So (omal County commissioners on Thursday OK'd an additional SI60,000 tor more asphalt and concrete ,ind other road materials to keep them going. Hornseth asked for the additional allocation to the annual $1.7 million road c onstruc tion and maintenance budget for the countv's Koo miles of roadways. "We want to make hay while the sun is shining," he said. Commissioners on Thursday ,ilso: •    Approved an $11,400 budget transfer to c over the cost of maintenance to the air-r onditioning system's c hill water lines on the root ot the courthouse annex, and .in $‘)80 budget transfer for handcuffs, traffic vests, exterior graphics and other items needed lor a patrol vehicle used bv otti-c ers with the office of Precinct 2 Consta-ble Kenneth Smith in Buiverde. •    Heard a report from County Clerk Joy Streater, who said the county's new electronic poll books, which were* used for the first time during this week's constitutional amendments election, worked great. The electronic poll books repla< ed printed lists of voters and sped up voter sign-in at the polls. •    Awarded plaques to retiring Criminal Investigator Wayne Lehman and retiring Deputy Michael Hammes. Lehman has been with the sheriff's office for 16 years and Hammes has been with the* SC) for I S years, •    Met in executive session to discuss pending litigation related to former Krueger Canyon dam project engineer ( I IJM Hill No action was taken in open meeting afterward. COMAL LIFE Weather watcher honored Submitted photo Charlene Fischer ot Fischer's Store received a ¡ength-of-service award and the John Campanius Holm Award from the National Weather Service on Wednesday Fischer has been taking weather observations lor Ihe National Weather Service for more than 35 years. The Fischer family has been taking and recording weather information in Fischer, Texas, since 1853 The Holm Award is the second highest award given to a weather watcher. From left are Chief John Duxliijry Patrick McDonald F vchei Joe Arellano of the Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service office; Mike Asmus; and Steve anart. BOOMNCS Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following individuals between Nov 7 and Nov 8 ♦    Lindsay Ann Adams, 33. Little Rock, Ark, motion to revoke proba tion - driving while intoxicated 2nd ♦    Naomi A Armendariz, 39, New Braunfels, theft of property between $20 and S50Q by check ♦    Edward Joe Bennett, 35, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid two charges, failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired registration ♦    Brandon James Cates, 22, Canyon Lake, theft of property between S20 and S50Q by check ♦    Tyler Alan Ouzell. 18, New Braunfels, theft between S50 and $500 ♦    Thomas Nelson Fields, 25, San Antonio, failure to maintain financial responsibility, display wiong license plate, failure to appear -failure to maintain financial respon- sibility, possession of marijuana under two ounces, failure to maintain financial responsibility, expired registration ♦    Michal Jer/y Foksinki, 20, New Braunfels, public intoxication/minor ♦    Tanya Jo Hood-Adams, 37, Canyon Lake, possession of controlled substance, penalty group I, between 46 and 2006, manufacture/delivery controlled substance, penalty group 1, under 16 ♦    Angela Demse Johnson, 24, New Braunfels, public intoxication ♦    Brian Michael Lamb, 27, San Antonio, violate prc use to appear -possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦    Raquel Cantu Lopez, 39, Austin, theft between $20 and $500 by check ♦    Perry Joaquin Lyons, 29, San Antonio, violate promise to appear -financial hearing - possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦    Brent Andrew Martin, 19, New Braunfels, disorderly conduct urinating in a public place ♦    Charles Donald Plucker, 24, New Braunfels, assault by contact family violence ♦    Edwin A Ramirez, 23, Houston, theft with two or more previous convictions, Immigration & Customs Enforcement hold ♦    David Joseph Rodriguez, 25, New Braunfels, no motor vehicle inspection sticker, expired registration, speeding, failure to maintain financial responsibility ♦    Michael Wayne Schmitt, 41, Spring Branch, failure to appear/criminal non support ♦    Dominic Lawrence Smith, 28, Copperas Cove, failure to appear -driving while license invalid Under the U S Constitution, any person/defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty If any person is found not guilty or had the charges dropped without the State proceeding to trial and would like that finding published in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, contact Managing Editor Shawn Lewis at 1830) 625 9144 x 220 or email slewis@herald-zeitung.com . ('ITS student wins geography poster contest; going to Austin Nie kt S< bubert, a ninth-grade student at ( .inyon High School, recently won tirst place m the Texas Alliance lor Geographic I due ation's ( ìeography Awareness Week Poster ( ’erntest. Ni< ki's poster was selected from .ill posters submitted in the grade 9-12 category as the* best representation of "Exploring Place," the* theme* for this year's contest. More than 20,()()() students from 120 Texas sc hools partic-ipatecl in this year's poster c on-test. Nicki will join the other win-ners at an awards t eremony at the state capitol on Wednes-day, Nov. 16. GD COUNTRY - SAVE BIG! Kawasaki on 2010 Trans Diesel Mules Supplies extremely limited. 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Habitat for Humanity ReStore 1269 Industrial Drive New Braunfels, Tx Open to the public! 830 625 7005 Tue-Sat 8:30 AM 1:00 PM Editors note: He 1 raid Zeitung reporters sometimes get more information than they can tit -- inti > the st< tries you read in the newspaper. This col iimn is devot ed to tidbits that didn't make- the (ut. • While disc ussing a Comal Inde-p e n (I e n t Sc hool I)is trie t Imam e department employee's past involvement in selling unregistered securities in Missouri, district ottic ials said Morris Bird Sr. was a good hire. "When we hire* someone, anyone, we do our due diligent. e and they go through the system of two hack-ground chec ks," ( ISI) ( hiel Financial Officer Debra (ieorge said. "He would not have been hired it the 1 back-ground c her ks did n< it (ome out ()K." Staff reports CLA lilPICATION In Thursday's 11 era I cl -Zeitung, the artic le titled, "Next vc'cir's NBISD freshmen to reccuve iPads," the* New Brauntels ISD says it is developing the plan, called the "one-to-one iPad initiative," to present to NBISD trustees in December. Trustees will consider approving kinds tor the program. Market watch Nov 10 . 2011 Dow Jones + 112.92 industrials 11,893 96 Nasdaq +3.50 composite 2,625 15 Standard & + 10.60 Poor's 500 1,239 70 Russell 2000 ♦6.62 725.48 NYSE diary Advanced: 2.113 Declined: 919 Unchanged: 81 Volume: 3 9b Nasdaq diary Advanced: 1.567 Declined: 934 Unchanged : 119 Volume: 19 b AP l/ Tv»a*'    DtfHf t «wall Saturday Night ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL November 17th THE JAYHAWKS November I8th& 19th JASON BOLAND & THE STRAGGLERS w/ special guests TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS November 23rd CORY MORROW ^rueneliall.com