New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
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Deer spends night in NB office
By J. Louise Larson
The buck stops here.
Staffers at Stewart Title in New Braunfels could make that their slogan after a deer crashed through their front door Saturday and spent the weekend wreaking havoc inside.
Business development offi
cer Belinda Loomis got chills when she came to work Monday morning and saw blood all over the back entry floor.
She was afraid one of the office cleaners had an accident.
“Then I heard a noise in the waiting room/’ she said.
At first she feared a burglar.
“I thought, ‘OK, Belinda, this is stupid. I peeked around the door and there he was, behind
the couch and love seat, just looking at me.”
“He” was a one-antlered deer who had crashed through the company’s front door.
“He was just standing there and seemed to be quite calm,” Loomis said.
As die looked at the deer, which was wary and surprisingly calm,
See DEER, Page 10
This deer crashed through the front door of Stewart Title in New Braunfels.
► COLDEST IN YEARS
Mercury to plunge into rare terrority
Wind chill below zero, possible icy conditions in Hill Country forecast
By Will Wright
Forecasts for wintry weather in New Braunfels usually are taken with a grain of salt, but the latest from the National Weather Service is trumpeting the real thing—the coldest air we’ve seen this winter.
The NWS on Monday afternoon updated its special weather statement for the New Braunfels area, warning of heavy thunderstorms Monday night that will precede an arctic blast that will bring the coldest air — by far — into South Central Texas this winter.
“This should be significantly colder than any of the other cold air masses we’ve seen this season,” NWS meteorologist Monte Oaks said. “It will rival last year's cold snap, and it could be the coldest air we’ve seen in the past decade.”
Oaks said wind chill values associated with the front could fall below zero. That would mark the first such wind chill warning ever issued for the New Braunfels area.
“We haven't made any decisions about that yet,” he said. “That definitely would be
Predicted overnight lows for the next three days are 21 degrees (tonight), 17 (Wednesday) and 23 (Thursday).
See WEATHER, Page 3
AIRPORT BUSINESSMAN, CITY AT ODDS
Sam Adams sits Monday at Aviator's Cafe, one of his businesses at New Braunfels Municipal Airport
FIGHTING CITY HALL
Longtime airport lease-holder says city is trying to force him out
By Greg Bowen
Sam Adams pretty much grew up at New Braunfels Municipal Airport, where his family has operated New Braunfels Aero Services for more than 40 years.
But now, he says, the city is trying to close down the business by refusing to renew his 10-acre, 10-building lease — even though the city signed a settlement agreement, following a court battle, saying it would consent to the lease renewal.
Adams, seated at a table at his Aviators’ Café, said the city and
its inspectors have been engaging in a campaign of intimidation against him and his sub-tenants, trying to find code violations that can be used as reasons to claim he’s defaulted on lease terms.
Along with the Aviators’ Café, Adams and his sister, Cheryl Kloss, operate an airplane fueling station, airplane hangars, a flying school and other flight-related ventures. His sub-tenants run other aviation-related businesses.
“We've been a partner with the city out here for 40 years. We’ve tried to be a good steward, have always promoted the airport,” he said. “And it seems like, with this constant trying to nit-pick and
find things wrong, that they just don’t want us here.”
“I’m not going to respond to that,” said City Manager Mike Morrison, when asked if there was a campaign of intimidation against Adams and his tenants.
Morrison said the city is “taking steps to negotiate an acceptable lease agreement’’ with New Braunfels Aero Service. But any new lease, he said, must be “in accordance with all the requirements that are in place.”
The city manager said all airports, including New Braunfels, that receive Federal Aviation
See AIRPORT, Page 10
Gala raises money for junior livestock group
Ronnie Steubing, Wilton Steubing's son, and Helen Steubing, Wilton's wife, attended Saturday's Comal County Junior Livestock Show Blue Ribbon Gala to honor their loved one.
By Megan Holt
New Braunfels Civic Convention Center was flooded with cowboy hats, boots and blue jeans Saturday evening during the 22nd annual Comal County Junior Livestock Show Blue Ribbon Gala.
After a year’s hard work of raising rabbits, broilers, turkeys, lambs, hogs, goats, steers and heifers, the association, Comal County 4-H and FFA students
are gearing up for the 43rd annual Junior Livestock Show and Sale on Feb. 26.
“This event started as a ‘thank you’ for the buyers and members of the association,” said David Drastata, CCJLSA vice-president and event chairman. “The event serves as a kick-off into the show season.”
CCJLSA president Bruce Quenstedt said the association was founded to bring parents
See GALA, Page 3
LIVESTOCK SHOW, SALE
The 43rd annual Junior Livestock Show and Sale is Feb. 23-26, with the actual sale starting at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at Comal County Fairgrounds. Buyer's registration begins at 8 a.m. daily. For information, visit www.ccjlsa.org or call Bruce Quenstedt at (210) 651-6595.
► DISTRICT COURT CASEJurors seated in trial
Mark Clark faces aggravated sexual assault of child charge
By J. Louise Larson
The trial of New Braunfels attorney Mark Adrian Clark is expected to begin today.
Clark, 54, is on trial in the court of District Judge Doug Shaver for attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child and attempted sexual performance of a child.
He was arrested on June 15,2010, by New Braunfels Police Department officers on charges of criminal solicitation of a minor.
Jury selection began Monday.
According to previous Herald-Zeitung reports, an NBPD arrest warrant alleged that Clark paid a prospective client $100 to let her 12-year-old daughter do odd jobs around his office so he could “get to know her.” The warrant also alleged Clark, a local attorney, told the woman her daughter would have to be his girlfriend in order for him to take a difficult child custody case.
The warrant alleges the pre-teen’s testimony says Clark, a local attorney, “counted out $1,000 in front of her and
See CLARK, Page 3
From Hike for Our Heroes Facebook page
HIKE FOR HEROES
New Braunfels will host a welcome ceremony today for Troy Yocum, who is hiking 7,000 miles across America to raise money for struggling veterans and their families. The ceremony will be at 2:15 p.m. at Marketplace Shopping Center, 651 Business 35 N. To team more, visit www.drumhike.com.
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