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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 2 I Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | herald-ZEITUNG.COM PAGE TWO m WÌ For breaking news, sports and traffic follow us on Twittar ®N«wBraunftl*HZ Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan at Sign up for e newsletter by visiting tfie Herald-Zeit ng online ► COMING UP IN THE H-Z Thursday Looking for something to do'? Check out tfie Weekend page to see what's happening Friday Gear up for high school football with previews of local games in the Sports section Saturday The Herald-Zeitung's Faith pages feature local houses of worship every Saturday Sunday Herald-Zeitung columnist f^ike Fitsko puts his unique spin on life's events - UR DAILY COMMUTE Tfie following Canyon Lake boat ramp closures flave been announced; ■    Canyon Lake Forest. Ramp 5 ■    Canyon Lake Hills West, Ramp 7 ■    Canyon Lake Shores, Ramp 22 ■    Mystic Shores, Ramp 23 Most-read story at Homestead exemption changes start Sept. 1 BfcCOME AN l-REPORTER il»-* m •îîtieraid /eitiinqcom êfh !HE AGENDA Upcominq public meetings include: ■    C'l'nal County Commissioners' Court, 815 a m Tliii'sdav, 199 Mam Pla/a ■    P • ks and Recreation Advisory Board, 6 p.m. bet)’ b, Landa Hans ■    Nt.'W Braun*t'ls Piannmg Commission, 6 p.m. Se(3i 6. City Council Chanibers, 424 S. Castell Ave : r *IME ; XTRA MEETING AGENDAS Visit to download agendas for iipcominq locai puhlic meetings. New Braunfels Herald vZkitung HfRA;-ZE!TUNC(OM /07 Laiulij St, Nev^ Braunfels. TX 78130 I83(l>b?5 9144 tHx (830)625 1224 Piiii'.stiHr) on Saturday. Sunday mornings and weekday inortMiiqs IhursdHy through Friday by the New Braunfels /('itung (USPS 377 880), 707 Lnnda Street, or PO. OrHA' r 311328. Nnw Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 7813! 13?8 Pt‘''ii!|,, al postaqe paid at New Braunfels, Texas POSTMASTER Send address changes to the New BraunlMl:, Herald Zeitung, PO Drawer 311328, New Biaunft.'is, TX /8131-1328 Delivery Sut)si,nl)ers who have not received a newspaper by 6 am Tuesday tlirough Friday and by 1 a m Saturday and Sundav an call (830) 625-9144, ext 229 Staff directory Doug Toney. Fditut and Publisher, Ext 201 douq toneyMhe'ald /eitung com Autumn Phillips Managing Lditor, Ext 220 apiiilli|’ ,aheral(i /eitung.coin Shawn Lewis, Assistant Managing Editor, Ext, 221 slewis-’tierald / Chns Hoffman, Sports Editor, Ext 223 chnftfiian'a-herald /eitung com Kate Thomas, Copy Editor, Ext 222 Mtiijiua",■■^tierald / Greg Bowen, Staff writer. Ext 225 gbo/.t.'d '’herald / Dalondo Moultne, Staff writer. Ext 224 dmoultne aherald /eitung com Will Wnght, Staff writer. Ext 218 Wv'tiqtit'•I'herald /t; Laura McKenzie Photograptier, Ext 227 lmcl((;n/ieiiherHld / Shannon flyers. Advertising Director, Ext 208 smyt.":, - tierald / Jeff Fowler, Ciri.ulation Director, Ext 228 ifowicT herald /eituiig.coiii Rosie Willingham, Business Managei, Ext 202 rwilliiicjTiain'a'herald /eitung com Henry Coello, Production Director, (830) 625 5232 hcoello ftheraid / Classified advertising, call 625 9144, ext 207; display advertising, call 62 5 9144, ext 208, obituaries, weddings, engagement, anniversaries, call 625-9144, ext. 214 ■    news^aherald/ ■    sports'tiherald / ■    planner@herald-/ ■    letters@herald-/ ■    classifieds@herald-/ ■    advertising@herald-/eitung,com ■    circulation<0)herald-? 1 weekend, 6 credit card thefts By Dalondo MouKrte The Herald-Zeitiinn New Br<uint('ls Polite Department offi-ters took six reports ov('r the vveek(‘nfi of trerlit/debit ( arc! ,il)use in the (ity, a ciepartnient spokesm.ui said. 11. M(‘afh Purvis said five reports ( ame in Ix'hveen about 12:40 fi.m. and 7:iO p.m, friday and on(' () p.m. Saturday, A( (orfling to Purvis: /\n otfic('r was flispatc ht'd about 12:40 p.nT to th(> ?()() blof k ot ( astievvood Drive wht're a vm tini st.ited somt'one broke into .111 unlot ked pi( kiip Ix'tween 11:4.S a.m. and    p.m. at a ri'staurant in the 'iOO blo( k ot N. Business and stole credit (ards and oth(>r iti'nis. The victim discov('r(‘d the ( ards w(’re us(>d after c all- ing to cancel them. About 12:55 f).m., an ofhter went to police headquarters to lake a report of crt'dit ( ard abuse. A vie tim saifi he had his wallet stolen about 11 f).m. Aug. 2.Î in the ()00 block of Oosspoint Drive and someone made charges to his credit tard account. A woman who received a fraud-alert call frf>m her bank contac ted [)olice about 1:^5 |).m. Friday in the 1500 block of Interstate .15 N. and reportc’d numerous charges appc'arc'd on her account, ap().ir-ently from out of stat(‘. Another woman reportc*d about 4:10 p.m. Friday at ()olice headcjuarters having lost her c rcxlit c ard in Seguin. Shc> said she went to her bank to report the card miss- ing, where a bank employee informed her that several c harges had be(»n made on the account over the wc'ekend and she should inform NBPD because two of the charges were' made in Ni‘w Braunfels. A woman showed up <it PD headcjuarters about 7:30 p.m. Friday bee ause her bank called her alx)ut a fraudulent charg(> from Aug. 24. The woman chec ked her account and noticed several more* bogus transactions, some* in New Braunfels. On Saturday about () p.m., a vie tim in the KM) bicx k of N. Sc'guin Avenue re(M)rt c‘d somc‘one broke into a vehic le lK*tw(*en about 4:45 p.m. and thc' time she made the refjort. She said the* front passenger window was smashc'd, a [)urs(' was stolen and the crc'dit cards insicl(> were used. HIDDEN FilSTOHY NAME OF SUBJECT South Seguin Avenue Railroad Underpass, New Braunfels BACKGROUND This year marks the 75th anniversary of the grand opening of the South Seguin Avenue Railroad Underpass. At noon on July 29,1936, the new underpass was opened to vehicles and pedestrians, according to the New Braunfels Herald Before it was built, travelers on South Seguin drove up a slight incline to cross the Missouri-Pacific (formerly the International & Great Northern) railroad tracks. A 1930s photograph at shows that grade crossing. A proposed underpass on Seguin, also state Highway No 46, promised a safe and unrestricted passageway beneath the tracks into downtown New Braunfels In 1935, the Works Progress Administration allocated $82,000 in federal funds to the State Highway Department for the underpass. In NovetTiber 1935, Austin Bridge Co. of Dallas won the state construction contract with a low bid of $72,855.80. New Braunfels Board of City Commissioners agreed to move all utility lines. Photo courtesy ol Texashiqhwayman com Seguin Avenue underpass circa 1935 from the TxDOT photo archive, Early in 1936, construction on the underpass began with local labor and locally quarried limestone. Temporary railroad tracks were laid and street traffic detoured along East Faust Street to Comal Avenue to Hampe Street, The Depression-era WPA project provided jobs for about 80 men from January-July 1936. The new underpass, with its dramatic dip and limestone walls, represented "an unusual feat of engineering as the project is located on a slight curve of the railroad," according to the Herald The underpass currently is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. —^ Marilyn Kuehler Have you seen a (jiece o! "Hidden History” in New Braunfels you would like to know more about'? Send your suggestion to [email protected] or bring it to the newspaper ottice at 707 Landa St. B()()KI.\(;S Law enforcement officers In New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following individuals between August 29 and August 30: ♦    Joseph Dominic Barrientos, 21, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid two charges, minor m possession ot alcohol, public intoxication ♦    Gerald Leroy Burns, 21, Seguin, driving while intoxicated ♦    Parker Cole Cellmei, 27, Converse, assault causes bodily injury, driving while license invalid with previous conviction or suspen Sion without financial responsibility ♦    LaQuince Edward Chamberlayne, 29, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid Capias Pro Fine ♦    Larry Cline, 45, hold for Texas Department of Criminal Justice/possession or transport chemical with intent to manufacture, bench/failure to appear/possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, bench/failure to appear/possession controlled sub stance penalty group 1 under 1g Analogue Ct II ♦    Tondra Daily, 22, Austin, possession controlled substance penalty group 1 under IG - two charges, possession controlled substance penalty group 3 under 28G, possession of drug paraphernalia ♦    Juan Antonio Gongora, 38, Spring Branch, cruelty to non-livestock animals: failure to provide 2 charges ♦    Anthony Guerrero, 19, Blanco, no driver's license, no insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia ♦    Lee Lamar Jackson, 23, New Braunfels, no seat belt - driver ♦    Nathan Aaron Kneupper, 22, New Braunfels, public intoxication ♦    James Taylor Mayer, 37, Fischer, possession dangerous drug ■ three charges, public intoxication ♦    Whitney Lynn McKay, 24, San Antonio, public intoxication ♦    Donna Baird Owensby, 52, San Antonio, motion to proceed ad)udi-cation - tamper or fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair human corpse ♦    Juan Manuel Ruiz Jr, 33, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more ♦    Amanda Mane Sanders, 21, New Braunfels, failure to obey commitment order/ motion to proceed ad|udication/theft property between S500 andSl,500 ♦    Paul Gene Simpson, 17, San Antonio, possession marijuana under two ounces in drug free zone, possession drug paraphernalia ♦    Stephanie Mae Thomas, 18, San Antonio, failure to appear/fail to attend school ♦    Shaw Wendel Wagner, 25, Austin, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license invalid Under the U S. Constitution, any person/defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty. If any person is found not guilty or had the charges dropped without the State proceeding to trial and would like that finding published in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, contact Managing Editor, Autumn Phillips, at (830} 625-9144 or email [email protected] New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents between 7 a.m. Friday and 6:59 a.m. Monday: ♦    Aug. 26,8:10 a.m., 18-year-old male skipped school and has not returned home at the 300 block of N. Washington Ave. Investigating Officer D. Sweet. ♦    10:18 a.m., subject arrested for driving while intoxicated at the 46(X3 block of FM 306. Investigating Officer D. Sweet. ♦    June 1, noon, sexual assault at the 2900 block of Sunset Dr Investigating Officer E. Cuellar. ♦    Aug. 26,10:01 a.m., offender entered residence destroying items and stealing property at the 1000 block of Mission Dr Investigating Officer M Garcia. ♦    10:45 a.m., unknown subject(s) stole outside AC unit from new home under construction at the 2100 block of Hazelwood Dr Investigating Officer R, Gardner ♦    10:46 a.m., extenor AC unit stolen at the 2600 block of FM 725. Investigating Officer R. Luna. ♦    12:30 p.m., unknown offender made entry through rear sliding window of truck and stole numerous Items at the 300 block of Castlewood Dr. Investigating Officer R. Luna, ♦    1:17 p.m., male stole merchandise valued between $50 and $500 at the 200 block of Creekside Way Investigating Officer D. Sweet. ♦    Aug. 24,8 a.m., complainant's son-in-law stole money and debit card from wallet and then used debit card without consent at the 600 block of Crosspoint Dr Investigating Officer L. Bettice. ♦    Aug. 26,2:15 p.m., subjects reported to be operating a vehicle while intoxicated at the 500 block of E. San Antonio St., found to have open alcoholic containers, and NBMC warrant. Investigating Officer G. Anderson. ♦    1:44 p.m., unknown subject(s) used victim's debit card number in California at the 1500 block of 1-35 N. Investigating Officer D. Sweet. ♦    12:30 p.m., offender entered unlocked vehicle and stole assorted credit cards at the 500 block of N. Business 35. Investigating Officer R. Luna. ♦    4:10 p.m., two people used debit card without owner's consent at the 1400 block of S. Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer A. Taylor ♦    4:30 p.m., found wallet at the 1900 block of W, County Line Rd. Public’s a no-show at tax hearing By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeitung A lac k ot [)ublic partici[),i-tion rcsulfcHl in a c|ui( k public hc*aring on (omal ( ounty's prof)os(*d tax rate' increase Tuesday morning. ((>mal { ountv' ludge Sherman Krausc' ofK'fK'd the hearing by expl.uning that a t.ix rate of M.8 c c'nts pcT $100 valu.ition would be* r(‘C|uired to genc'ratc' the' same' amount of tax revc'iuie as the c urrc'nt tax rate*, \ ^4 cents. /\ drop in taxable' value’s is th(‘ ( ulprit iM'hind that ditfc'r c'nc "Our pro[)ose*d t.ix rate' is I.() (e*nts highe'r than (i 5.4), tor a total rate' ot {5,04 c ents," Krause said. Tlie me rc\isc> W(juld genc*r-ate funds lor debt sc'Pvic e pa\ -mc'nts tor lour ma|or |)roje( Is tor which l)on(is were' issuc'd in june: the Krueger Canyon Dam projc'ct, the' farm-to-Market Road M)() im[>rov(’ ment projC'c t, Ph.ise II ol .) computer software' upgr.idc' for the county's judic ial system, and right-ot-way accjui-sition for the U.S. 2H1 improvemc'nt pro)('c t. "Tiiat IS what \\v <ire hc're to t.ikc' some input on this morning," Krause'said, Ix'tore calling tor public commc'nl. But only a dc'puly, a rc'porter and a h.indlul ot c ountv stalfers attc'iKkHl. With no puhic commc'nl, the f)ub-lie ic'aring c losc'd. Flit' hc'aring lastc'd a coupk-ot minute's. "Two minute's. Doe-s that count as tlie‘ tastc'st mc'c'ting we've hadi"' asked (ountv 0)mmissionc'r Circ'g Parker. Market watch Aug :îO, 2011 Dow Jones ♦20.70 industrials 11,559.95 Nasdaq ♦ 14.00 composite 2,576 11 Standard & +2.84 Poor’s 500 1,212.92 Russell ♦3.43 2000 728 08 NYSE diary Advanced: 1,909 Declined: 1,101 Unchanged:    119 Volume:    4 0 b Nasdaq diary Advanced:    1,320 Declined:    1,199 Uncfianged:    121 Volume:    I8b AP . ///    r/ . /¿. //mr/r/'r ■lane Hosak'. ,\ltnuin, wili. ..I .It.c l{. (¡»icrrtTo wli« passed ,ivva> ,\ui>ti>l 19. 2(U 1, uoiiUI like !(» lliank the loll<»vviiii people: ,l<ic s close triciuls, loni .luliffc, .Icssc and .Mai'S' C Muipa, Keiiiicth Inch, Mr. ami .Mrs. Lconarii Inch, ( ^aiTos I ijeriiia, and cvtrvdnc af ihc /\inerican I ejijoit, \ I W. and thc I loit\ loit; l'asscrs-h\ aiut enierjicncv iiicdii-al pcr'sonncl \vIh> atlciuletl to Joe on \utiust 16, 201 I. wilh spccial ihanks’V. 1(1 lraee\ Itniiio for \our kintl words and prayers; Ml oi the doctors and niirscs who atteiuied Co.Ioc !hrou>«hoiit his baUlc v\ith diabeles. vvitli special lhanks to the stall at l)avita ol i\evv Itrauniels; l Aer\oiie who helped with .loes Inneral, inciadiiiii his brother I )a\id C Jnerrero, his brother lonias and s\i(e < :ind\ ( iiierrcro, "I .iltic Kev” Rosales, ,\drian and <>\slal K<isales, ,\h-. and Mrs, l-raneisco Lope/,, 1« va Sanchez, I'r. < ^aniilo ol ( and /oeller l unerUl Home. Foday The Texas Jamm Band fi'aluring members of (itnrge Strait's Ace in the Hole Band SatMday 4 Sunday Njjjbt Charlie Robison September lOth Paul Thorn September Utb (iosPEL Brunch w/a Texas Twist gruenehalLcom 9/11: How did it cliange you? Sept. 11,2001 was the day that “changed everything," but how many of us did it change in any sort of lasting way? For a time we may have felt more united, more vulnerable, more concemed over the state of the world; then we went back to old routines. Yet some did set out to change their lives, some moved. Quit jobs. Started foundations. Found God. How did 9/11 change you? Send your thoughts in 300 words or less to [email protected] or bring it to the newspaper office at 707 Landa St. Be sure to include your name and contact information. N«w Braunfttlii Herald '^Zeitu ng ;