New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 4, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, February 4, 2011 — Herald-Zeïtung — Page 3
LOCAL IN BRIEF
From staff reports
Darcy Lee Peterson
On February 1, 2011, our sweet angel, Darcy Lee Peterson, went to be with our Lord and fly with the angels.
Her sweet, kind, gentle and loving nature touched the lives and hearts of all who were blessed enough to know her and she was loved by so many. She was truly beautiful inside and out and we adored her and will miss her greatly. We will have a huge void in our lives
and hearts, but take comfort in knowing that we will all be together in the house of the Lord someday, because we have been promised that life is everlasting. She temporarily parts company with her fiance’ and love of her life, Isaiah Ingalls; parents Karen and Tim Campa; sister Tiffany Campa; grandmother Marjorie Kirmse; grandparents, Royce and JoAnn Peterson aunt and uncle Kathleen and Tim Beeson; aunt Karla Kirmse; cousins Kyle and Michelle Beeson, Brittney Brumme, Joseph Mata and
Terra Brumme; nephews, Jeffrey and Micah Campa and many other loving family members. Visitation will be on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Zoeller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Zoeller Funeral Home chapel, interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
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Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for Ross Lee, age 89, who passed away on Thursday February 03,2011 in New Braunfels, Texas.
NBU cautions residents about possible scam artists
Two recent incidents involving potential scam artists are leading NBU to caution residents with regard to people who request access to their house or property.
“NBU employees will always carry their identification card which they will immediately provide upon request,” NBU Communications Manager Gretchen Reuwer said.
“Contractors working for NBU will also carry identification as well as a letter confirming their association with NBU. NBU trucks are white with the distinctive blue and green logo prominently displayed. If you are not convinced that the person is with NBU, do not allow them access until you verify that they have the proper identification.”
A homeowner in the Mill Town neighborhood near the
old Mission Valley Mills alerted NBU about an incident that took place on Wednesday when a couple approached and claimed they were from the state and needed to be paid to trim the trees near the electric lines in the owner’s yard. About an hour later, another resident was told that access to her back yard was needed in order to inspect a gas tank.
In both cases, the homeowners denied access to their property and the police were contacted about the incidents.
“If a resident has any question at all about someone claiming to be with NBU, or asking to gain access to utility equipment in their home or on their property, they should err on the side of caution and contact our 24-hour Dispatch at (830) 629-4NBU (4628) to confirm that person’s identity and purpose," Reuwer said.
TEXAS REP. HINOJOSA FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY
WASHINGTON (AP) — An eight-term congressman who serves on the House Financial Services Committee has quietly declared personal bankruptcy and is blaming his family meat company for his problems.
Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, D-Texas, has $2.9 million in liabilities, according to his filing last Dec. 18 in federal bankruptcy court.
Almost all of the owed money, $2.6 million, is a claim by Wells Fargo Bank, the nation's fourth-largest bank.
The Financial Services panel has jurisdiction over legisla
tion affecting banks. House aides and outside experts said the House has no rules forbidding a lawmaker who owes large sums to a bank from serving on that committee.
In a written statement, Hinojosa blamed his bankruptcy on a loan he personally guaranteed for H&H Meat Products Co. of Mercedes, Texas, which he says was forced into its own bankruptcy because of the recent economic crisis.
He said he has not managed the company for the past 14 years but remained obligated by a bank line of credit.
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Parents of current eight-graders who are interested in learning more about the Alamo College-Memorial Early College High School can attend parent information night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Smithson Valley High School.
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TXDOTTO REPLACE BRIDGE ON SPRING BRANCH ROAD
SPRING BRANCH — Work will begin this week to replace a narrow bridge on Spring Branch Road over Cypress Creek, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
The project, which will replace a 17-foot-wide bridge with a 30-foot-wide structure, will cost an estimated $535,(XX) and is anticipated to be completed in the fall. Relmco Inc. is the contractor.
TxDOT cautions motorists to drive carefully in the bridge construction area, which is just west of U.S. Highway 281.
NBU HAUS & GARTEN SHOW SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY
If you are looking for the latest in energy and water conservation products and services, the NBU Haus & Garten Show needs to be on
The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at New Braunfels Civic Convention Center and is free to the public. Vendors will showcase their energy and water conservation innovations, as well as offer products and services that enhance the quality of life for New Braunfels residents both inside and outside the home.
“T here is definitely something for everyone to enjoy and learn from at the Haus & Garten Show,” NBU Communications Manager Gretchen Reuwer says. “This is a great one-stop opportunity for our customers to have access to businesses with the type of products and services that have become so important to their efforts to conserve water and electricity, enhance their lifestyles, bring more eco-friendly items into their home and gardens, and save money.”
Participants can register to win a prize basket full of money-saving water and energy conservation products for their home and garden. Admission for the event is free.
For information, visit www.nbutexas.com or call (830) 629-8486.
NEW BRAUNFELS UTILITIES NOW HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE
Customers who prefer the convenience of social media now have the option of utilizing the NBU Facebook page for information about
upcoming events, customer programs, major outages or projects, and more.
“We recognize that many of our customers use social media outlets to stay abreast of current events, so we are incorporating a Facebook page as part of our communication effort,” NBU Communications Manager Gretchen Reuwer said. “We hope it will prove to be another convenient method of staying informed."
TTie Facebook page adds to NBU’s communication effort which also includes bill inserts, bill messages, local and regional media news releases, local advertising, and the NBU web site at www.nbutexas.com.
19TH ANNUAL HILL COUNTRY DOLL SHOW AND SALE
The 19th Annual Hill Country Doll Show and Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 at New Braunfels Civic Center. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children and all are welcome.
The show has grown over the years to the largest and best-attended doll show in Texas.
About 75 dealers from several states will attend with an array of doll and teddy bear-related merchandise, French and German antiques, composition and hard plastic dolls, vintage to new Barbies and fashion dolls, supplies for doll and teddy bear making, miniatures, doll furniture and accessories, books and repair. There will be something to tempt any collector.
Filing period for Ed Service Center Board announced
From staff reports
The filing period for two vacancies on the Education Service Center Region XI11 board of directors is through Feb. 20.
Terry Smith, executive director of the Education Service Center, announced that candidates may file on a board-approved form, in person or by certified mail, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Education Service Center Region XU 1 administrative office, 5701 Springdale Road, Austin.
Candidates for Place 2 and Place 5 must live in one of the following 16 counties in Region XI11— Bastrop, Bexar (Comal ISD only), Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Kendall (except residents in Boerne ISD), Lee, Llano, Milam (residents must reside in Thorn-dale ISD only), and Williamson.
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Gary Barnett of Burnet County (Bertram) is now holding Place 2 position on the board. Barnett came on the board in 1999. Don Rogers of Hays County (Buda) is now holding Place 5 position on the board. Rogers
came on the board in 2002 and is currently serving as vice chairman.
Other members of the service center board are W. Charles W. Akins of Travis County (Austin); Leroy Lorenz of Lee County (Gid-dings); Paul Curtis of Williamson County (Liberty Hill); Richard Stuewe of Gillespie County (Fredericksburg); Ron McMichael of Travis County (Austin) and, representing charter schools, Jill Kolasinki.
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CCSO arrests local woman on several charges related to gambling
By Will Wright
Comal County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday raided a building in west Comal County, confiscating two gambling devices and arresting the building’s occupant.
CCSO Lt. Mark Reynolds said, after a brief investigation, undercover deputies arrested Emma Trujillo, 60, of Lockhart, at the building in the 12000 block of Farm-to-Market 306, near Sattler.
Trujillo was charged with keeping a gambling place, promotion of gambling, two counts of possession of a gambling device, equipment or paraphernalia.
All are Class A misdemeanors that are punishable by up to one year in jail and fine of up to $4,000.
Reynolds said Trujillo was released from Comal County Jail early Thursday, after posting bonds totaling $12,000.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the building, called “The Star of Texas Sweepstakes” was a business or a residence, Reynolds said.
He said deputies, acting on a search warrant, made the arrest at 8:32 a.m. Wednesday.
They also confiscated two computer gambling devices.
Reynolds said he didn’t know if the arrest is related to similar raids simultaneously conducted in the area by deputies a year ago. One of those occurred on FM 306 in Canyon City; the other on FM 306, near U.S. 281.
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