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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 10, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas RANGERS GEARING UP FOR START OF GRID SEASON SPORTS, 6 50oNew Braunfels WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10.2011 ' SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852Timothy Caskey caught in MexicoMinnesota man suspected of kidnapping his wife, taking her to NB, stealing a truck ByCMondoMouNrlt The Hefald-Zeitung A Minnt'sota man suspected of kidnapping his wife, taking her to New Braunfels and stealing a truck was arrested Monday in Mexico, and his wife was recovered. Chief Thomas Wibert of New Braunfels Police Department said he was unsure whether Timothy Glen Caskey would he charged in Comal ('ounty because federal charges could take precedence. "1 can just say it's very unusual to have such a high- Caskey profile crime come through New Braunfels," Wibert said Tuesday. "We are thankful that they came and left." The FBi's Minneapolis Field Office said Caskey was arrested without incident by Mexican police at a bank in the town of N^atamoros. He was trac ked there by U.S. marshals and FBI agents who had located the couple earlier in the day. Caskey allegedly kidnapped his wife, Roberta Lynn Caskey, off a street in the northeastern Minnes()ta city of Virginia on July 14. He had a long history of domestic violence and had bec'n released earlier in the day from a regional jail near Duluth after violating an order ft)r protectiont she had obtained. The FBI said Roberta Caskey appeared distraught but thc*r(* was no further information on her health immediately available. Fhe agency said she wi)ukl Ix^ returned to Minnesota, while Timothy See CASKEY, Page 12 ► RIVER UPDATE Tickets, arrests ahead of 2010 By Qrag Bowen The Herald^Zeitung Despite much lighter tuber traffic on the Comal River in recent weekends, the number of arrests and tic kets for bad behavior by tubers continues to outpace last year's figures. New Brauntels Police Chief Tom Wibert Wibert told I    . city council f    on Monday that the f)olice department has made 2f>() riv-e r - r e I a t e d arrests this year and written 1,572 tickets. That compares to 1 49 arrests and 1,4 tickets tor the same period last year, he said. He gave some spec itlcs: public intoxication up from 42 last year to 82 this year, littering up from to 101, marijuana possession up from 17 to 41, jumping from bridges uf) from 20 to M, and noise violations up from 12 to 41. Recent weekends have bc*en relatively fx^aceful, he said, possibly because of Tropical Storm Don heading toward Texas on the weekend of |uly 29 and the 105-degree temperatures last weeicend. But there were still some significant incidents, Wibert said. On the weekend of july 29, there were five arrests tor pot (,x)Ssession, including two arrests right by the ('ity Tube Chute, he said. Last weekend, an SUV tilled with tulx^rs sped away after crashing into the trailer of a tubing outfitter's shuttle bus waiting at the Last Tubers Exit. Otficers caught up with the SUV on ('om-mon Street. "The driver is facing a charge of DUI (driving under the influence) and ali eight occupants have been cited for MIP, minor in [X)s-session," the chief said. Another tuber with the same group had been detainc'ci c^arlier for urinating in public on Union Street, he said. One of those involved remarkc'd, '"The cops aren't See RIVER, Page 3 HISPANIC HERITAGE ON DISPLAY Photos by LAURA McKENZK | Hefald-Zeitung A copy of this photograph of Albert Morales Sr. is among the many pieces of Morales family history that have been donated to Sophienburg Museum and Archives for the New Braunfels Hispanic cultural collection. Material for Sophienburg coUection tridding in ‘It’s going to take a while’ to gather material for display By Betty Taytor The Herald-Zeitung "It's kind of a hard egg to c rack," said Keva Boardman, programs coordinator with Sophienburg Museum and Archives. Back in May, the Sophienburg announced it was searching for memorabilia to include in a collection of artifacts .vnd archives of Hispanic heritage pertinent to the history of New Braunfels. At that time, the collection consisted of a thin folder of material. Since that time, little has trickled in. "We have some oral histories, a few costumes, sonx's >urs. It's real spotty. It's going to take a while," Boardman said. Albert Morales |r. heeded the call, however, and did his f)art. And what a [)art it w as. Morales Jr. donated some 50 scanned [)hotos, letters and artwork to the collection. His father, Albert Morales Sr., was president of the local branch of LULAC council, president of the G,l. Forum and active in the American Legion. A VVorld War II veteran, the senior Morales fought at the Battle of the Bulge anci was the recipient of the Albert Morales Jr. looks Tuesday through a family scrapbook filled with photos, newspaper clippings and other documents, Pages from the scrapbook were scanned for the New Braunfels Hispanic cultural collection at Sophienburg Museum and Archives. Bronze Star. Lcxally, he was active in a variety of community activi-ti0. One of the many black-and^ white photos scanned from the Low rates mean it s high time to refinance. TSTATE BANK Morales collection shows a large group of boys and girls dressed in their Sunday best running across a field as part of an Easter egg hunt on the West End. The photo is dated from 1958 and was sponsored by the Cl Forum. Morales Jr. knows the history of the park where the Easter egg hunt took place. "We used to have a baseball team, the New Braunfels Lions, that played here," Morales jr. said. "This park included the baseball diamond, a cement slab for dancing and a roller skating rink. I think it was at Grape and Bridge streets." Albert Morales Sr. and his wife, Santos, raised seven kids. "My mom is still alive, and she is so proud," Morales said of the fact that the Morales heritage is being kept alive through the Sophienburg. Morales Jr. said he also wanted to contribute to the collection for his three children, three grandchildren and three great-grand-children. "I read the first article, and I See DISPLAY. Page 12 LOAN DEPT (ft30) 626-8627 WWW.FiRSTSTATI-TEXAS.COM ► NEAR TUBE CHUTE EARIP could affect tubing Some Comal River areas reserved as habitat for endangered fountain darter By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeitung Stretches ot the ( omal River now tre(|uented by tubers could he marked oft with booms to keep projects designed to improve the habitats ot endangered species from being disturbed. Tht' (,iry- ot N(‘vv Brctunfels could take that step as well as a number ol other "miti-gatic)n" measures to f)roiect the endangered s()eiies in Comal Springs. Lanrla Lake and the Comal River under the Eduards A(|uifer Recovery Implementation Prt)-gram, which is nearing completion after four years of planning. In a refx)rt Monday to cit\ council, EARIP representative and Cits WatershcHl Program Manager Nathan Pence said ont' proposal is to create new ha ■)it<it tor the species at various spots along the length of the Comal River alt the way to its confluenc e with the Guadalupe River. Pence said an area below Stinky Falls, site of the City Tube Chute, is targeted for See EARIP, Page 3 WEATHER, 12 ANASTAYSHÄ SANCHEZ OOOOVMN FRAZIER EUMENTARY Hottest day of the week High; 104 Low; 77 Crosswords Forum Jfl TV .9 J 7 % 11 \tol. 158 I No 233 1 section, 12 pagés 56825 00001 50 cents For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and mid-day updates, foilovy us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ Learn what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts. Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan. pi Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-ma|l box each * morning; heriM-zsitung.coni. Click 'Herald-Zsitung Mailing Ust' ;