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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A — Herald-Zeitung — Friday, April 25, 2003 Local/State Contact Features Editor Brian Grant, 625-9144 ext. 222 Woman pleads for thief to return books By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Where were you at this past Thursday afternoon? Juanita Riggins and her daughter, Rhanessa, 8, need your help. They went shopping at Albertson’s at 3 p.m. and left their car unlocked. Someone got in and stole Rhanessa’s compact disc player, the compact disc inside it, and five books she had signed out from the New Braunfels Public Library. If you took them, Riggins wants you to bring them back so she doesn’t have to pay for them. She can’t afford to. “Everything that was taken out of the car was my daughter’s. I just figure it was a kid who did it, since they took everything that was my child’s,” Riggins said. “If they had taken my stuff, it wouldn’t have mattered. It was from an 8-year-old. That’s the hardest thing.” Now, the library is going to charge Riggins $89 for the books, plus a $25 reshelving fee. “I live on food stamps and Medic aid. That’s a lot of money for us,” Riggins said. The missing books are: ■ “Tummy Trouble” ■ “On Board the Space Shuttle” ■ “A Day in the Life of a Firefighter” ■ “Clifford and the Halloween Parade” ■ “Eency Weency Spider” Riggins regrets not locking the vehicle, and she will from now on. “We had put everything up underneath the seat — like we always did. When we came back out, every thing was gone. She reached up under the seat to get the books and they were gone. She had a backpack in the back seat, and they had gone through that, too,” Riggins said. The experience traumatized her daughter, Riggins said. “Oh, she was hysterical. Now she’s locking up everything she has. Its terrified her now. She’s never locked anything up in her life. “This really did a number on her. Shes scared shes never going to be able to check out another book in her life," Riggins said. The grass soon will be greener on the other side CHS, SVHS prepare to install artificial turf at stadiums By Sean Bowlin Staff Writer DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung Construction workers at both Canyon and Smithson Valley High Schools have begun the process of replacing the grass on the two school’s football fields with an artificial turf. Dispatch — ►Fire averted Officials are crediting a smoke detector with saving a family from possible injury and the loss of their home in a kitchen fire early Tuesday morning. New Braunfels Fire Marshal Darren Brink-koeter said firefighters were called to the 2700 block of Diamond Trail off Texas 46 at Hunter’s Creek at 4:43 a.m. for a structure fire. They arrived to find a refrigerator compressor had malfunctioned, Brinkkoeter said. The fire was confined to the refrigerator and caused only smoke damage to the rest of the home, Brinkkoeter said. ►Theft reported A $200 money order was reported stolen Wednesday. A New Braunfels Police Department spokesman said the theft occurred sometime between March 28 and March 31. The money order was apparently removed from a desk drawer at a business located in the 1700 block of Business 35 North. ►Drug arrest A 23-year-old New Braunfels man was arrested on a misdemeanor drug allegation Monday after a traffic stop on Lrxip 337. I )avid W Paddock was pulled over in the 12(X) block of l-oop 337 at ll p.m. Monday. Paddock had no driver’s license and no proof of insurance, according to police. The officer who stopped Paddock saw a glass pipe on the floor of the car and then, when searching the vehicle, found a small amount of marijuana under the seat, police said. Paddock was Ixioked for l>ossession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana, failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver’s license, police said. Grass is being taken up at football stadiums at Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools in preparation for installation of artificial turf. “It’s going well,” said Smithson Valley High School Principal Brad Williams. “We’re getting up the natural grass and putting it on a practice field, one next to the football stadium.” Williams said leftover grass from the stadium is also being placed around the Smithson Valley campus, near where the portable buildings were once stationed. He called it the "great grass exodus.” Canyon High School Principal Bob Weigand said maintenance personnel are reshaping the crown of the football field — flattening it to allow installation of the artifical turf. Williams explained the fields must be flattened to allow for the laying of a car pet of rubber beads, upon which the painted nylon turf will be laid. The turf is called Ten X and is similar to turf used in stadiums in San Antonio at Harlandale and East Central high schools and at Alamo Stadium. “It’ll be great for soccer,” Williams said. “We won’t have to be chasing the ball downhill all of the time.'' Williams said maintenance would be greatly reduced because the field won’t have to be painted for football. It comes prepainted. “Twenty minutes after it rains it’ll be dry," he said. “With grass and rain, you can wipe out a field. With this, it has unlimited use.” Eventually, some middle school teams, especially feeder schools, will be able to play at the Smithson Valley football stadium, Williams said. And the turf field can be used for band and drill team marching contests without worry about destroying it. Williams expects to have the turf fully installed dur ing June. The first time it will actually be used will be for the TAC program, a summer camp program in which kids from seventh grade and higher can come out and work out on it. Comal Independent School District spokesperson Kari Hutchison said the turf should last eight to IO years. “It depends on wear and tear," Hutchison said. Rod Smith, president of the Canyon Athletic Booster Club, said a local financial institution, which he declined to name, has agreed to back the boosters, who must come up with $250,000 as their share of the project. He said it would take the club “a few years” to pay back the money. “The boosters did a real good job of fund-raising,” Smith said. He est imated the maintenance savings of $30,000 to $40,000 per year could be rolled back into teachers salaries. Smithson Valley High School’s boosters also have raised about $250,000, Hutchison said. And approximately $480,000 from the interest on the school bond money would be used to pay the rest of the costs, she said. Woman arrested for drug possession From Staff Reports CANYON I AKE — A 23-year-old Canyon Lake woman was arrested Tuesday for the alleged possession of mon* than nine ounces of marijuana. Amy M. Upshaw was booked into Comal County Jail on a charge of possession of bet ween 4 ounces and 5 pounds of marijuana. The charge is a state jail felony punishable by six months to two years incarceration in a state jail and a fine of up to $10,(KH). The allegations grew out of a Feb. 28 traffic stop in which Upshaw reportedly admitted to investigators that she had illegal drugs in her car and her residence. Comal County Sheriff’s deputy dreg Lucas stopped Upshaw on Farin-to-Market Road 2673 for an allegedly expired inspection sticker. Ile* wrote in his report that he also discovered Upshaw had a suspended license* and no insurance. Lucas said he asked Upshaw if there was anything else in the vehicle he should bi* aware of and she told him there were a couple of “roaches"    marijuana cig arette butts — in the ash tray. She let him search the car and he reported he found more marijuana between its front seats. She then told Lucas, he said, that she had more marijuana at home. Narcotics detectives were called, and Upshaw gave them permission to search the residence, where they found more marijuana — and 17 marijuana plants growing under lights. “She had some she had bought and some she was trying to grow,” a detective said. An investigator with the Comal County Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force said the illegal weed was confiscated and weighed out to determine that she had more than nine ounces — just over half a pound. The narcotics investigator said others were probably aware of Upshaw’s activity — or might be aware of other drug-related crime. “lf any citizens would like to report drug activity in Comal County, they can call the CID office at the sheriff’s office and request to speak to Sgt. Tommy Ward. He’ll get the caller to us or get the message to us later on,” the DERM ATO I OGY^hL CLINIC    ^ >» Af. Vicente Quintero M I). - Hoard (Certified - Specializing in of the skin, hair and nails. 830-624-8026 226 N. Union Ave. • New Braunfels detective said. The Comal County Sheriff’s Office can bt? reached at 620-3400, or 885 4883. BT TSE VNO Parent Organizations Community Organizations Clubs • Events9 Meetings Sports • Stories • Great Deals CATCH IT AU EACH MORNING! 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