New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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12 Pages in one section ■ Dec. 9,1993
Serving Comal County for mort than 142 years ■ Homa of ED SCOTTI
■ Vol. 142, No. 20
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Ed Scotti, Dennis Williams, Sharon Feltner, Lola Ayala, Laura Ann Stappen, Sue Schwab, Misty Boe nig, Abel Campos. Happy Anniversary to Gilberto A Benito Martinez (43 yrs!), Johnnie A Helen Martinez (28 yrs!)
Herald-Zeltung Cheer donations continue
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung's Cheer hind campaign donations continue to pour in, according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery.
The fund's proceeds assist local needy families. To donate, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144.
Today's donation was from:
■ Annonymous - $25 (groceries) ■ Mr. & Mrs. Jeie H. Dial, Jr. - $25 ■ Today's Total — $4,813.02
Symphony guild holds holiday lunch
The Mid-Texas Symphony Guild New Braunfels Chapter will hold a Christmas luncheon Monday, Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Tea Loft Members should make reservations by calling Arlene Buhl at 625-6411 by Wednesday, Dec. 8. New members are welcome.
Rail Authority board meeting changed
The Texas High Speed Rail Authority Board meeting has been changed from Dec. IO to Dec. 17 at IO a.m. at 125 E. I lth St. in Austin.
Tire meeting is open to the public.
For questions or additional information, contact Charlene Fern at 1-800-735-2989.
Local church shows living nativity scene
Oakwood Baptist Church,
2154 N. Loop 337, invites the public to their living nativity scene tonight through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. The presentation will be walk-up viewing.
NBH8 Fall Sports Banquet Thursday
The NBHS All Sports Booster Cub will hold its Fall Sports Banquet tonight at 6 p m. at the civic center.
Tickets are on sale at Unicom Food Mart, NBHS office or call Lynne Simons at 629-5277. Tickets are $5.
Toys for Tots event slated
The New Braunfels Toys for Tots auction will be tonight at the Watering Hole at 8 p m. until 12 a.m. Cover of $3 plus new toy or $7 will go to benefit Toys for Tots. Toys can be donated at most local businesses or at Milt Ferguson Meson.
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The final touches
HerakJ-Zoitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Penelope Church (left) and Jeff Thompson put the final touches on decorations for the bandstand yasterday In preparation for tonight's festivities downtown. The decorations were mads possible by Anna Lea Hicks, Bluebonnet Motors and the Main Street Advisory Board. The original Idea came from Hicks, who also offered to help pay for the project. Her donation was matched by Bluebonnet Motors which then enabled the purchase of the decorations.
First Wassailfest on tap tonight
Large crowds are expected on and around the Plaza tonight, and organizers hope the first Wassailfest spawns a new New Braunfels holiday tradition.
“We are very excited about it,'* said Main Street Director Penelope Church. “A lot of people have been -asking.abcut and it should do really well”
Dozens of local businesses will host an open house flora 6 p.m. to 9 immMMossEBnntoi
p.m. Those who sample at least eight glasses, judge them, and turn in their ballots at the bandstand will be eligible for prizes, including merchandise and gift certificates from downtown Notts. -f
The Braun tex Theatre will be showing the film 'Prancer' this evening, free for kids, with New Braunfels High School Interact Club members there to supervise the children.
Crime statistics show rise in irnyor crimes
Total number of offenses show significant drop
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Statistics from the New Braunfels Police Department show a slight increase in the number of mqjor crimes repotted in October compared to those reported in September.
The total number of major crimes increased from 232 in September to 241 in October. This is an increase of just more than I percent
The total number of calls for service also increased from 2,763 to 2,835, an increase of approximately I percent.
However, the total number of criminal offenses showed a large decrease. Criminal offenses numbered 410 in October, down from 763 in September, a 46 percent decrease.
New Braunfels Police Chief Dick
Headen said the number of criminal offenses includes misdemeanor crimes such as public intoxication, trespassing, disorderly conduct, etc. He said the decrease in these crimes can be attributed to the end of the tourist season.
Concerning the rise in major crimes, Headen said increases are probably being reported because of the holiday season.
“It’s a seasonal thing. We still have the thieves and shoplifters. Violence will pick up during the holidays and in January and February when the bills start coming in,’* he said.
The following categories compare October to September
■ Murders stayed the same at zero.
■ Sexual assaults were up flan zero to two.
■ Robberies stayed the same at one.
B Assaults were down from 84 to 66.
■ Burglaries of a habitation were down from 16 to 12. Burglaries of a non-habitation decreased from nine to eight. Burglaries of a motor vehicle increased from nine to 27. All other burglaries (coin operated machines, ere.) were down from three to one.
B Incidents of theft increased from 98 to 113.
B Auto thefts decreased from 11 to nine.
■ Arsons were up from aero to one.
■ Traffic accidents were up from 136 to 141.
■ Arrests were down from 203 to 143.
Statistics are compiled each month by officials in the records division of the New Braunfels Police Department
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Judge hands down 20-year sentence to New Braunfels man for violating probation
he intoxication an Sept 13, six days after his sentencing. The arrest was made in the same general area as the original crime. New Braunfels police officers made the arrest.
A hearing was held Wednesday to determine whether or not Rosales had violated the conditions of his sentence. According to reports, one of the judge's conditions was fat Rotates would not consume alcohol.
Rotates was aneared by officers from the New Braunfels Police Department on charges of sexual assault The rape occurred May 22 in the 1000 block of Unde Ave.
After an investigation was Conducted, Rosales was aneared on May 27.
Prosecution of the case has been handled by Comal County District Attorney Bill Reinter.
A district court judge sentenced Timothy Rosales, 27, of New Braunfels to 20 years in the state penitentiary after Roa-ales violated the conditions of the sentence of probtekm he was given in connection with the rape of a New Braunfels woman.
Rosales plead no contest to charges of sexual assault in July and wu sentenced to IO years defened adjudication on Sept. 7. He was also required to pay $2,096 in restitution.
Deferred adjudication allows a suspect to have a clear record if the judge’s conditions are met for the specified sentence.
However, Rosales was arrested again on charges of pub-
Rotary Club honors Trooper Roger Garza with Law Enforcement Officer of the Month award
By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher
Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Roger Garza was honored last week as the November recipient of the New Braunfels Rotary Club’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Month award.
Garza, who was nominated for the honor by his supervisor, DPS Sgt. John Ritter, was recognized for the part he played in the Nov. 9 apprehension of two people who had allegedly just robbed a business in Hayes County.
Garza was off duty and working a second job at the time, according to Sgt. Ritter.
That second job sees Garza driving
a Hunter Industries courtesy truck in the construction zone on Interstate 35 between FM 306 and the Hayes County line.
Garza heard a police broadcast on the high band radio in the courtesy truck, Sgt. Ritter said.
That broadcast included a description of one armed robbery suspect.
Shortly thereafter, Garza stopped to assist a motorist with a flat tire and realized that the passenger in the vehicle fit the description he had heard earlier.
Garza notified on duty officers and then assisted in the arrest of the two people in the car.
Also involved in that arrest were New Braunfels Police officer Bill
Spence and Cpl. Martin Mayer.
Seized in the course of the arrest were three bank bags, $167 in currency, rolled coins, a High Standard .22 cal. revolver, and dark brown hose that had been knotted at the top.
With Garza when he accepted the award was his wife, Usa.
“Had it not been for Trooper Garza's observation and detection,” Sgt. Ritter said.
“This serious crime might never have been solved. Trooper Garza's conclusion was based on his past 12 years of law enforcement experience, training, and excellent perceptual vigilance and perseverance. The trooper is a well rounded peace officer in all aspects of law enforcement.”
HfeM-ZeOung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Texas Highway Patrol Troopar Rogsr Garza waa racantly honored aa th# Law Enforcamant Officer of tho Month toy th# Now Braunfels Rotary Club. Pictured from left to right are DPS Sgt. John Riner, Rotary Preaidant Kathy Meurin, Troopar Garza, and Uaa Garza.
Morton Is new chamber chairman
By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher
Bill Morton, president and CEO of Mission Valley Textiles Inc., will serve us chairman of the board of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce in 1994 Morton’s selection was confirmed it meeting of the Chamber's directors this week Morton and other new Chamber leaders will be recognized at the Chamber's Annual Banquet and Meeting Jan. 28 in the Civic Center. That meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m.
Other officers in tire coming year will include: Caner Casteel, chairman elect; O A. “Skip” Stratemann, vice chairman; Doug Miller, vice chairman; and Mike Dietert, immediate peat chairman.
Directors were advised of the results of recent balloting by the Chamber's membership to choose new directors.
Elected to three year terms in that election were: J. Lynn Davit, who served a one-year appointment in 1993; Sue Hahn, who wu re-elected
for her second three-year term; OA. "Skip” Stratemann Jr., elected for his second three-year term; David Sullen!, who served a one-year appointment in 1993; and Larry Wenzel, elected to his first three-year term.
Alto announced at the meeting of the Chamber’s leadership were appointments made by Morton. Thou included: Daryl Higgins, who will fill a vacant two-year terra; Cados Campos, one year appointment; Elliot Knox, one-year appointment; and Tim Tippit, one-year appointment.
Current directors of the Chamber include:
Terms expiring Dec. 31, 1994: Rusty Brandt, Rusty Brockman, Ray Schoch, Doug Miller and Eddie Temple.
Terms expiring Dec. 31,1995: Gary Henry, who wu recently appointed to fill the unexpired term of Tony Mud-fond; Daryl Higgins, Lee Rodriguez Jr., Bob Smith and Jerry Tillman.
Leaving the board et the end of the current year will be: Chilies H. Berger, Cash Hermes, Don Maxwell and BobSchima.
The directors also reviewed the Chamber’s budget and discussed its program of work for the oom-tag yen B|N
The Chamber’! annual banquet will feature the 25th anniversary of the Randolph Air Force Base Airman of the Quarter program. Thai Chamber program honors an airman with a weekend visit to New Braunfels with discounts and admissions to local attractions.
A “show bind” from Randolph AFB will also be featured at the ban-
eu will brief comments by Brig. Robert Gstiiff, commander of the 12th Flying Training Wins.
lnfbrmftion an the banquet is available from the Chamber office, 625-2385.
“We usually have a sell-out,” Mid Chamber Vice President for Special Projects Bonnie Tetrault, "so when the tickets go on sale tt the end of December, anyone interested should purchau them early”
Grand Jury indicts 17 people on 20 counts
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
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The Comal County Omnd Jury met Wednesday and handed down 20 indictments on 17 people.
Reports ftom the Comal County District Attorney's office show one person wu no billed during the proceedings. Three of the individuals indicted have not been arrested and their names have not been released.
The following people were indicted Wednesday:
■ Guadalupe Lopes Jr, 21, of San Antonio, burglary of a habitation.
■ Albert Peralta, 21, of San Anto-nio, burglary of a habitation and unauthorised uaa of a motor vehicle.
■ Devin Weber, 26, of San Antonio, driving while intoxicated, subsequent oflbnu.
■ Armando Garza, 40, of Fort Worth, pouearion of heroin.
■ David Williams, 34, of San Amo-
burglaryi ■ Mel
mo, credit card abuse.
■ David Toro Jr. 20, of 1835 W. Katy, anon.
■ Antonio Gomez, 38, no addrest, driving white intoxicated, sfoaoquent offense.
■ John Riflb, ll, af 1464 Natrium,
' of a habitation.
Melba Cruz, 37, of 342 Comanche Street, iggtegtted theft over
■ Spencer Nagy, 22, theft over $750 but leu than $20,000.
■ Wayne Conway, 27,121B. Zipp, driving while intoxicated, subeequent offense.
■ Bdelmire Lopes, 36, three Indios nKtu for forgery, or* for aggregated theft over $750.
■ John Valentine, 41, of Adklna, driving white lteozioteed, wbaequMt offense.
■ Betty C. Calnan, 47, of CMyoi Lake, aggregated theft over $750.Today's Texas Lottery numbers are 18 - 19-22-38-39-44 Jackpot $3 million