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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 19, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 CHURCH GROUP GIVES KIDS EARLY THANKSGIVING faith, 6a  50o  New Braunfels  SATURDAY  NOVEMBER 19,2011  SEHVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852  4A FOOTBALL PUYOFFS  SMITHSON VALLEY VS. LAKE TRAVIS  a  ► TAZER USED  NB man subduec Dy police  NBPD: Suicidal man had threatened caretakers  By Daiondo Moultrie  The Herald-Zeitung  A suic idal Nc'vv Brauntels man threatened a caretaker at a home' tor the mentally disabled Thursday and refused to { oo per ate when police ordered him to dr()[) a pair ot knives he held menac-ingly, a NBPD s[)okesman said.  Poli( (' used a Tazer to force ( ompliante from lonathan Antwan Guy, 20, who they arrested and jaileni on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, said (,'apt. |ohn McDonald of the New Braunft'ls Police Department.  Me [Donald said the caretaker called police about 8:iO t).m. Thursday and asked them to respond Mosaic Home Care, 972 Hollyhoc k Lane, tor a suicidal man trying to cut himself with kitchen knives. Hc> said officers arrived and learned that Guy had cornered a caretaker at the home and threatened him with the knives before the man was able to sc]ueeze past Guy, leave the house and call police.  Otticers arrivcxi and saw through an opc*n door Guy standing in the living room area holding two knives, McDonald said. A brief standoff ensueci.  'He was ordered by the officers to drop the knives. I ie refust'd and told the offi-(ers to drop their guns," Me Donald said. "He started inching toward the officers with the knives and they Faz-('red him."  Police pried the knives from (iuy's hands and took him to Comal ('ounty |ail, Me Donald said. Neither C'lUy nor the caretaker w'ere injured. A spokeswoman at the jail said Guy remained there Friday afternoon and no bond had been set.  LIGHTS ADORN MAIN PLAZA  Photos Dy LAUfiA McKENZlE | itie Herald-Zeitung  Gorina Stevvart, left, lakes a photo of her daughter, Breana. 5, right, and nephew A.J Mares, 8 months, surrounded by the lights at Main Plaza on Friday evening during the annual Christmas tree lighting event.  TIS THE SEASON  Hundreds attend annual lighting ceremony  TOP LEFT: Aleah Martinez, 6, asks Santa for a laptop computer during Friday's Christmas tree lighting event.  TOP RIGHT: Attendees gather around the Christmas tree a( Main Plaza following the switching on of about 100,000 lights illuminatmg the downtown circle.  RIGHT; Donna Gugudan plays the trombone while pertorming with the Comal Community Band,  CHS, SOS ensure families are fed  LAURA McKENZlE I Herald-Zeitung  Volunteer Barbara Bird sorts Friday through some of the food items that were recently donated to the SOS Food Bank.  By Drew stone  Tfie Herald-Zeitung  Families in net‘d will literally receive tons of love fronr tne ci:)mmunity this thanksgiving.  For the past several wt^eks, SOS Fcx)d Bank received tens of thousands of pounds of non-perishable food for the Thanksgiving st^ason. However, there was one group  that stood out above the rest — Canyon High School and its feedc^r schools.  C'anyon students delivert>d 5,626 f)ounds of foeid to the bank, retaining its designation as the most-giving group for yeit another year. Of the schools in Ganyejn's group, Garden Ridge Elementafy donated the most with 1,030 food items.  "It's sort of a tradition for us," ('anyon student council co-advisor Christi Shannon said. "Wc‘ try and get all our feH'der schools involyt'd with it. If gets everyone involved and makes it nnvre exciting for them."  SOS president Gladys Bart ling said she is very  See FOOD, Page 5A  ► COLD WEATHER  Firemen stressing care with heaters  NBFD: Make sure heating equipment is safe to use  By Daiondo Moultrie  The Herald-Zeitung  Th(‘ weather is breaking and residents are breaking out, and plugging up, those cozv space' heaters and elee trie blanki'ts.  N (' w Braunfels Fire Dep.i rt-rn c' n t C; h I e> f I o h n Robinson IS urging all who use those things to  use them with care, and he and his troo[)s ()lan to beat the streM't to te'll residents to be care'ful.  "We're going to talk alxxut some safeMy hazards with im[)roper use' of [)ortable heaters and lae k of smoke de>teHtors," Robinson said. "We re going to be going door to door and hanging u[) door hange'rs."  NBFD ( apt. Patrick 0'( onnell, the* (lef)artment's public information officer, said the first stef) is to remind resich'nts to make sure* the de>VK c‘S thev use are in good, working order. The next ste‘[) is making sure* those' items are uscni [)roixY-ly. That includes reading manuals and determining prof)er distances devices should be kef)t from flammable and/or combustible materials.  See SAFETY, Page 5A  WEWHER, 8A  ONLINE  Scan ttiis QR code for FEMA winter fire safety tips or visit  httpy/brt.lv/uh622N,  ALAN NUNEZ SEELE ELEMENTARY  Cloudy, light rain High: 70 Low; 63 Abbv  Cflimcs.  Crosswords  Forum_  Qbituarifls  Elammr_____  Sports___  TV  JR  J&  M  M  -iÄ  JA  M  JIB  SB  Vol. 159 I No. 8 2 sections, 16 pages  56825 0000i 50 cents  For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and mid-day updates, fottow us on Twitter ONewBrauntelsHZ  ffl  Learn what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts. Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan.  Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-mail box each morning: heraW-zeitung.com. Click 'Herald-Zeitung Mailing List'  L   

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