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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas GUIDE TO CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE INSIDE®cuvssifieds sb 50oNew Braunfels SATURDAY AUGUST 6,2011 SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852years in caijacking ByMondoMouttile The Herald-Zeitunq A New Braunfels man pleadt'd guilty in ( cxjrt Monday to a slm crimes — including robbery in cfinnw tion with a (arjacking he c ommift(>d early this year, the prosr t‘cuting attorney said. Alberto Raul frujano jr., 20, admittt*fl stealing a woman's car Ian. 2 and using it to commitother crimes, said Steve Harkins, Comal County assistant (nminal distric t attorney. "They rook a lady's car anrl went and burglarized some habitations," Harkins said. He said )udge Gary Steel ac:c epted the gui ty pleas and sentenced Trujano to 1 SO years in f)rison, but all the Truiano sentences will run concurrently. Trujano will s[x*nd2() years in jail. Trujanc) pleaded guilty Monday to five burgliiry charges, onc‘ rob-bi^ry, two case*s of failure to af)fx*ar ann one charge of tamjjering with evidence, Harkins said. New Braunfels Police t)(*part-ment issued a robbery warrant bast'd on its investigation of a car-jat king that terrified a Niav Braunfels who calk'd them after i a m Ian. 2. She told |K)lice she saw two young Hispanic males a[)proa{ h her (ar anrl ,vsk for a rifle. Th(‘ male iM'hind her indicated he had a gun to her h('ad and told her to lontinuf' rlriving, [K)lice s,iid at th(' time. They said sh(' thougfit one of them held a knife to her throat. Th(> ( arja( kers d(‘manfi(‘d money from the woman when they had her stofjptHl in the 7(K) bliK k of Ban^'OiKl, |)olite said, adding that she had none anrl fl(‘d the (<ir, whi( h was latt'r r« overed in the 800 bliK k of Denver A tek*f)hon(‘ message left witli Trujano's d(*fense atti)rney lustin Cook was not immediately ri*turm*fl Frid.iy. Information alx)u! Trujano's < (»-d(‘f(‘ndant, a 16-yt*ar old Ix jy at tlK' time, was not imme fliately available alt's been the choices people are making out on the water, and as a result, we’ve had these tragic consequences.... People are going off boats to swim but don't realize the vessel they’re jumping from is moving away from them because of the wind. They become stressed. They're not being safety minded when they take these risks." Lt. Mark Reynolds | romal County SheriOfTict* CANYON LAKE: A DEADLY SUMMER Officials: Be safe Heíátd Zeitufig tiic photos Jessica Hensel and Phillip Johnson look through a tub filled with free items to throw lo Canyon Lake visitors as they work to educate people about the importance ol water and boat safety, Items given included “Nobody’s Waterproof" T-shirts, koozies and water noodles. Some boaters, swimmers aren’t making smart choices, including shunning life jackets By will Wright Ttie Herald-Zeilung If you ask authorities patn )l I i ng ( xinv( >n Lake, they'll say they know why this year haslxH‘n espec iaily perilous. tight drownings have lx*en reported, itK luding Kvo on Wednt'sday^ when two men died while swimming only 100 yards from shore, C^n(' man was pronounced dead at the scene; divers found the body of the set-ond man on Friday. It was the second double drowning at the lake this year. Canyon Lake has 8,2 U) acres of surface area, with 60 miles of shoreline within Comal County. The U.S. C orps of Enginwrs manages the lake and Canyon Dam. Comal County Sheriff's Office and thé Texas Parks and Wildlife De|)arthient patrol the area. This year, lake levels are about six f('et lx*k)w normal, whii h isn't as bad as some yt'ars that have seen lower lakt' levels and fewer fatalities. Drownings are hapfK'ii' ing not because of hazards in the water, l)ut bec ause of risky Ix'havicir — and [XH)ple not wearing life jackets. "It's bt^^n the c lioices pc'o-ple are making out on the water, and as a result, we've had these tragic consequences, " C.'CSO It. Mark Reynolds said. Reynolds said two of thrc'e victims who dit*d on the lake junc' 25 were swimming in a restricted area. No onewho has drowned this year was wearing a lifejacket. "People are going off lx)ats to swim but don't realize the vessel they're jumping from is moving away from them because of the wind," Reyncxlds said. "They become stressed. See SAFETY. Page 3A Phillip Johnson demonstrates the elfective-ness of an inflatable life jacket while swimming in Canyon Lake. Johnson and others with Texas Parks and Wildlife spent the day educating the public about water and boat safety, 2nd drowning victim’s body found By will Wright The Herald-Zeilung After a search that stretched into several days, authorities rc'covered the l)ody of a second man who drowned Wc'dnesday at Canyon Lake, a ('omal County Shc'riff's Office spokc'sman s»iid. CXSO deputies pulled the body of Fredrico C'lonzales, 60, of Converse, from near the surface of the water about I SO yards from the south [)oint of Canyon Park and about 250 yards from the boaLramji, It. Mark Reynolds said. He said ('lonzales' body was recov ered al)out 12; 1 5 [>.m. Friday, and jen-nifer S.uincfers, precinct 4 justice ot the peace, pronounc ed him dc'ad about 12:45 p.m. as a result of acc i-dcmtal freshvvater drowning. She ordt»rc'd no autopsy. San Marcos Area Rc'covery Team divers worked all day Thursday but couldn't find Gonzales. Also assisting in the search were Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials. A CCSO news release said the bcxK of Arnulfo David Gutit'rrez of Toluc a, See DROWNING, Page 3A ► RICK PERRYPrayer rally to draw protesters HOUSTON (AP) ( i( )v Ri( k l\'rr\''s | )ra\t*r r«il Iv 1^ (‘X}M‘( ted to draw thou sands ot protesters toda\, iri( luding /Vtuslims, |<*ws .ind even ( hristians who say the evangelic al (‘Vent is exc lu sion.irv' and inappropriate and IVrr\ is ()vc*rsK‘j)pmg the lx)unds ot his office'. The* s('\fn-hour c'vent, biHed as "Lhe Res[X)nse: A ( all to Pr.wer tor Nation in ( risis," will 1m‘ at Reliant St.) dium in Houston. Xtorethan 8,(KH) |M'opk' have signcHl up to attend tlu’ rallv, uhic h is s[)onsorc'd b\ sc’ evan gc'lu al ( hristian groups and will inc lud(> praving and Sc ripture rc*.iding Protc'slcTs, ifu luding »i group ot SO 1(K al religious It'adrfs who sigiitd <i Ic-lli i (‘xpressing (oncern c'arlier tins vvcM'k. are i ■’ the meeting e\( lusionarv and disrc'sjXH ttul of the separ.i tion ot churih and st.vtt». ( )nr ot tlie sj)onsors, thi - Xnx'ru an FamiK Ass« h lation has l)een c nlK i7c‘d l)v c IV tl rights ’roups tor |)romoting anti lomosexual and anti IslaniK [)os|tions on the roughly 200 radio staticvns it ojH'ratiN "What the governor has done is align hims(>lt with a certain kind of ( hristiantt\, said Barry tynn, exi'cutivr dircH tC)r ot Anx*ric ans I hvitiHl for Separation of ( hurch and St.vte. "The* groups that are S(H ¡nsorifiü tomorrow 's event on his Ix'nalf have certain théologie al and politic al views that rc'prc'seiit onK a tiin tringe ot Amc'ric an ( hristian tliought Ewn many ot us who are ( hristians disagrcv with thc> views that thc'sc orgiVnizatK )iis esp< )use."weather, IDA EVELYN STAHL LAMAR ELEMENTARY o Heat index near 110High: 104 Low' 76 Ciaisiiisds - ComisLS -....... Cros^oids F5fiira__ Obituarios Plwiüir Sporti TV 38 áA __8A .._4A _3A _ JA 56 • A/ol 1?^ fNo 230 : 2 sections, 16 pages 8 *56825 OOOOl 50 cents Receive tlie Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e mail box each morning; Click Herald-Zettung Mailing List' ;