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Vol. 149 No. 187 14 pages in 2 sections August I, 2000
Serving Comal County since 1852
Officer of Year from ‘old school’
Allen ^ets Burney Boeck award
By Ron Maloney
About a year ago, a 30-year \ eteran New Braunfels Police Department officer from the “old school” interrupted a burglary of a banda Street store about midnight.
Within a hundred yards, he ran down one of the suspects — who was less than half his age — and collared him. He yelled at the mans accomplice, ordering him to stop, and the young man did.
Sgt. Roger Allen doesn’t talk about it much: he doesn’t talk about anything much, unless you want to talk to him about farming. his w ife Mary Annis or his sons, Jay and Bo, who also happen to be New Braunfels police officers.
But Monday night, lots of folks w ere talking about that exploit, w hich landed a criminal in prison, and they were talking about Allen’s career as the night shift sergeant at New' Braunfels Police Department, a job he’s held for going on 25 years.
Allen was recognized with the Burney Boeck Memorial Officer of the Year award for his service to his community, his department and his officers.
“Roger’s a man who has sought
K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung
New Braunfels Police Chief Ray Douglas presents Sgt. Roger Allen with the Burney Boeck Memorial Officer of the Year Award.
and received little recognition while he’s accomplished a lot,” Assistant to the City Manager, Don Ferguson said. “He keeps the city safe at night while we rest. He’s a class act in the eyes of the Safe City Commission, a veteran officer from the ‘old school.’”
New Braunfels Chief of Police Ray Douglas, who last year was recognized with the award, presented it to Allen Monday night, praising the sergeant who has supervised the night shift at the NBPD.
“A lot of people don’t know Sgt. Allen, but he’s in charge of the department — of the city —
at night. He’s a hard-working, dedicated officer, and like him, his two sons are dedicated officers,” Douglas said.
“You have to be committed to it,” Allen said of his career, working a shift that many would avoid if they could. “But I didn’t get this award by myself,” he pointed out. “I couldn’t have got this without my wife’s support. She’s put up with me working nights all these years,” Allen said.
“Not quite,” his wife said.
Allen thought for a moment, and a smile flashed across his face.
“Well, not without complaining,” he said.
National Night Out Parties
Barricades will be placed at or near the following locations for National Night Out parties tonight in New Braunfels:
• 300 block of Raven Ridge
• 1600 block of Dustin Cade
• Rolling Valley Drive at Devin Drive
• 1500-1600 block of Allison Drive
• 300 block of Paisano Street
• 10OO block of Dunlap Drive
• 90Q-1000 block of River Tree
• 110O block of Camellia Lane
• Queens Drive and Shield Drive
• 400 block of Granada Drive
• Texas Avenue
• 100-200 block of Pennsylvania Blvd.
• Louisiana Avenue
• 1300 block of Azalea Lane
• 1400 block of Azalea Lane
• 200-300 block of Edgewater Terrace
• 1800 block of Pebblebrook Drive
• 1800 block of Crystal Springs Bend
• 1200 block of Stonewall St.
• 900 block of McQueeney Road
• 500 block of Willow Ave.
• 500 block of Advantage Drive
• Evergreen Lane
Barbara Thorburn, of New Braunfels and a delegate from Congressional District 28 at the Republican National Convention, wears Texas delegation apparel in Philadelphia on Monday. At breakfast Monday. Lt. Gov. Rick Perry reminded the delegation they were ambassadors for Texas.
GOP convention makes pitch to moderate voters
Laura Bush, Powell cap big first day
By David Espo AP Political Writer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Colin Powell extolled Texas Gov. George W. Bush as a man with a “passion for inclusion,”
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Convention/3A tion Mon-
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Republican convention meticulously scripted to appeal to voters in the political middle.
The Texas governor “has been successful in bringing more minorities inside the tent by responding to their deepest needs,” said the retired general in prepared remarks. “He can do the same thing as president.”
Evening appearances by Powell and Bush’s w ife. Laura, capped a day in which the governor’s name BUSH was placed
in nomination without opposition. Republican delegates approved his campaign platform in a quick voice vote in the convention’s only day session, rubber-stamping a document crafted to fit the nominee’s self-described image as a “compassionate conservative.''
The platform opposed abortion while reaching out to immigrants and minorities. It opposed gay rights, a gesture to social conservatives that was softened by the decision to give a prominent speaking role to the only openly gay COP member of Congress.
Brookshire seeking restraining order
By Jo Lee Ferguson Staff Writer
Brookshire Homes plans today to ask for a restraining order against the city of New Braunfels that would allow the company to continue building in Meadow Creek.
Brookshire I lomes President Greg Barrineau said his company would ask a district court judge for a temporary restraining order against New Braun
fels “so we can build the houses for the people we conn acted w ith, so we can get the houses built for our customers.”
This follows what City Attorney Floyd Akers described as “pure defiance” by Brookshire Homes after the company ignored orders to stop working at Meadow Creek Friday.
The city has been embroiled in a legal battle w ith Brook-See BROOKSHIRE/5 ANew Braunfels Title moving some of its offices to downtown
By Jo Lee Ferguson Staff Writer
New Braunfels Title Company is expanding into a vacant downtown building.
The company, which has other offices in New Braunfels and two other counties, hopes to soon occupy the former home of Angels & Inspirations, 204 W. San Antonio St. Angels & Inspirations closed earlier this year.
New Braunfels Title Company president Nile Riedel said his company’s lease of the building would serve several purposes.
“Because we operate in three counties, including thisSee NB TITLE/5A
Key Code 76
Faulty sprinklers blamed for city watering mishap
From staff reports
A sprinkler system malfunctioned Sundax on the central island in Main Plaza, watering the grass at 10:30 a.m..
New Braunfels Utilities has instituted watering restrictions that allow people to water only on certain days before 9 a.m. and after 7 p.m. ( its Manager Mike Shands said the city was not obligated to follow those restrictions but does so anyway.
But on Sunday, some of the sprinklers in the central island on Main Plaza went offal 10.30 a.m. This is the second time this has happened in two months, Shands said. City staff'still are try mg to determine the exact cause of the malfunction.
Shands said the problem could be a remote control device for the system. City staff turned the remote system off until the problem is fixed, Shands said.
New Braunfels’ finest host community party
By Ron Maloney
C'.W. Williams and four of his buddies had a socket set, a couple of floor jacks and quite a bit of expertise in their subject area, which is working on cars.
They look, sound and work sort of like a NASCAR pit crew but in reverse.
Instead of putting a vehicle back together — and back on the road — their job is to take it apart.
In 30 seconds, Williams and company that’s Sergeant Williams of the San Antonio Police Department’s vehicle crimes unit had the doors
See NIGHT OUT/5A
K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung
NBPD’s Mike Garcia brought his two children, Tanner and Sydney to see the many demonstrations at the police department’s open house Monday evening. One of the demonstrations showed off the equipment inside a New Braunfels Fire and Rescue ambulance.
K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-ZeitungThe vacant building that once housed Angels & Inspirations in downtown will be filled soon with offices of New Braunfels Title