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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 18, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas SMITHSON VALLEY GEARS UP FOR NO. 1 LAKE TRAVIS SPORTS, 7 500 New Braunfels FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18.2011 , he rald-zeitun g.co m SERVINa NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 Hornseth ► COMMISSIONERS Courthouse renovation on schedule Comal officials are pleased with the quality of project By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeifung The restoration of the historic (Cornell C'ounty Courthouse is on schedule, on budget - and is being beautifully done. "It's really been a [pleasure to work on this," County Engineer Tom Hornseth said. Hornseth updated county commissioners Thursday evening on the $8.6 million restoration, vvhu h will result in a completely modernizefj building rc'slored to its original 1«‘)«look. Restoration of the old courthouse, dc'signed by noted Texas courthouse architect |. Riely Gordon, b(‘gan last tall. RHR (Onstru( tion of Weatherford, working with restoration experts from the Texas Historical Commission and with county offi-c iais, have demolish(,*d st'v-eral non-original additions, ar(' making i'Xtensive interior r(‘novations and doing in-dc'pth on-site historical investigation to erisure that original flooring, fixtures and ÎLirnitiiri' — or acc urate reproductions — are used, Hornseth said workers ha\(' uncovered, beneath “So or W) layers ot paint," the c ourthouse's original int(‘rior paint st heme, which the\ II match. Th(‘y've also uncovered the original wood flooring, whi( h they'll refurt)ish and reinstall; and the original tile, which they're removing, numl)ering and will c aretully rc'place. "The wood flooring is good and solid and really looks grc'at. It's got a lot of character, with gouges and niiirs," Hornseth said. They've examined picture’s taken inside the court-rtXirn in the 1920s in which the wood floors are covered with a luirlap material, presumably to reduce noise, Hornseth said. Restoration arc hitc^cts are asking c ounty otficials if they want to rc'create that look or leave the wood tiooring uncov-erc'd. See COURTHOUSE. Page 5 ÂHELPIN6HAND FOR SMALL BUSINESS Photos by LAURA McKENZIE | The Htifaid-Zeituiiq Sharon Miller, left, manager of UTSA Smali Business Development Center, cuts the cake as Schertz city manager John Kessel and Anna Borrego stand nearby during Thursday's grand opening reception in New Braunfels UTSA’s Small Business Center opens doors in NB By Drvw stone itie Herald-Zeitung Comal C ountv area small bust nc'ss owners now have' ne.irl)\ |)lace to go for all their c]iK‘Stions and cone erns. Thursday, a grand opening was ht'ld for the lJnivt‘rsity ot Texas-San Antonio Small Busi-)-1C' ONLINE Scan ttiis QR code to team more about the South West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network or visit sasbdc.org. ness [)(‘velo ment C enter. T center will otter frc'e guidance tor existing small businc'ss owners <ind those still in the planning stage's in the New Braunfels, Schertz and Sc'guin are'as. Center manager Sharcyn Miller said she was inc redibly [)leased to see the sc'veral dozen visitors [)a( k themselves into the ce'nter to be part of the opening. "We love the* re‘prt>sc>ntation from the businesses here and the re|)re'-sentation from the community," Miller said. "We ust think we're going to spark anc do so much lor tne corridor." Staff and guests gather for the ribbon cutting during Thursday's grand opening reception for the UTSA Small Business Development Center in New Braunfels, for the past 20 ye\irs, business counselors from UTSA came' to New Braunfels once a week to hel() nc’w business owners. How-e'ver, the growing c'eonomy made* it more fe-asible to open a satellite' loc ation, Miller said. f irst State Bank executive vice prc'sident Tc'd Cook said the centc'r is [)erfect for the community and will be invaluable to sm.ill busi-ne'ss ovvners. "It's tremendously impressive, es[X'ciall) for pc'ople who have ’ood ideas and just dc)n't know low to use them," Cj)ok said, "TTiey're a great group and are just so patient with evc'ryone'." See CENTER, Page 5 Weihnachtsmarkt’s mark Three-day shopping experience begins today LAURA McKENZIE | The Herald-Zeitung Maggie Black, left, and Ponna Debner help decorate the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center oh Wednesday in preparation tor opening day of Weihnachtsmarkl. The German Christmas shopping market begins Friday, By Betty Taylor Ttie Herald-Zeitung Fric'nds Scott Pavne of New Bra Li ntels a nd Peggy Budd of Dripping Springs have bc'en coming to Wei-hnac htsmarkt for as long as thc'y c an remember. "We have been coming here probably since it start-c'd," I’ayne said of the Cer-man C hristmas market, now in its 23rel year. IF YOU GO Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market) When: 10 a.iii.-6 p.m. today and vSaturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Where: New Brauntcls Civic/C'onvcntion C'eiiter Cost: $10 daily; $12 for nvulti-day pass The two were* trying on reversible coats at the Salado Creek Bouticjue liooth Thursday night during the Weihnac htsmarkt preview gala. Buck! ojited for the blueVgre'C'n version. Payne went with the red/black See MARKET. Page 5 m-' M Cothron A Cothron ► RIVER ASSAULT Jury indicts pair accusea of choking out officer Husband-and'Wife arrest fueled ban controversy By Dalondo Moultrie Thf Herald Zettung A husband and wife tc*an> ac c used of choking to unconsc loiisnc'ss a New Brauntc'ls Police 1 )<‘partment ottic e*r on the- C omal River ove'r the' summer have' bc'c-n indic teel. The incident was brought up f r i' c| u e* n 11 y fl u r I n g debate's sur-rotinding the r c' c e' n t I y f),)ssc‘d ban of d isposa I) I e' fcKvd and bev-c'rage con-taine'rs on the' rivers in New' Br.iurifc'ls. A C omal C ounty grand jur\ hiindc'd down the irulu tmc'nts Nov charging M.itthc'vv Mitchell C othron, 2‘>, and Annalic'se ( othron. 24, both ot San Antonio, with aggravatc'd assault against a public stvr-vant, a first-dc'gn'e tc'loiu. i\i)tthc'u (othron. a Unit-e'd State's Marine it thc' fmic' ot the allc'ged attac k is ac c useel ot strangling or put tini; ottic er C’iregorev Fullc'r in a c hokt' hold, ,u cording to the' indic tmenl. Annaliese ( othron is ch.irged with the' saine* crime as hc'r husli.ind bc'c.RJsc' ot a rule' ot law talk'd "lau of (larties," s lui Sarnm\ \tcC'r.H\, C'oivial ( C)untv c hic't te‘lon\ pri -c utor, "It \'oLi aid, assist ()r enc ouragc' soniebtxK in committing a c rime, you're' as gutlt\' as the\ are," tv' said. About rSS p.m. tune 18, polic e said Rillc'r saw the C othrons arguing on the bank of the Oimal, and that Miitthew [)ushe'd Annalic'sc'. f ullc'r rushe'd to assist the woman and, as the' otticer See RIVER, Page 5 WEATHER, 8 DANE HEZEL LONE STAR ELEMENTARY Mostly cloudy High; 69 Low, 62 Abliy CtaS5lt!ecj§,„ CoOLiç.5 Crosswords , f orum ObitUiries __ PLaQûfii. __ Sports ___ TV 10 ÎQ 9 _9 4 % .6 7 Vol 159 I No ? 1 section, 12 pages a 56825 00001 50 cents Enjoy the erence Downstairs irT the prince SüitTiS Ínii 295 É. San Antonio 830-708 5411 ) For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and ^ mid-day updates, follow us on Twitter ©NewBraunfelsHZ Learn What’s in tomorrow's paper, offer hews tips, receive alerts, Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan. Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-mail box each morning: h8rald-zeitunfl.com. Click 'Herald-Zeitung Mailing List’
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