New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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12 pages in one section ■ Thursday, February 20,1997
Serving Conal County and surrounding areas tor more than 145 years ■ Home of Roger ftrtnfckoetor
Vol 145. No 7‘.
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zritunx extends birthday wisher to: Roger Brinkkorter, Howard "Ike” FJckenhorM, Marjorie
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Happy anniversary wishes go to: Ceinte and Chria Brook* (9 years), State and Eddie Russell (3 years), Arturo and Frances Cantu (37 years). Juan and lisa Alvarez (IO years).
To have a birthday or anniversary fated here, call 625-9144.
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Tho eofTmir% Service Thrift Shop is now soliciting donations Ail items are welcomed Bring donations to 132 Cadded Lane or contact Pale at 625-3439 for pickups on Tuesday and Wednesday Thrift shop hours are 9 a rn. to noon and 1 to 4 p m
Carl Schurz Elementary will hold a TAAS orientation for parents of fourth grade students at
7 pm today in the school cafeteria The focus will be the fourth grade writing portion of the test
Celebrate the Comal County Reading Council s first birthday at 4 15 p m today at the Memorial Primary library The program will be "Surfing and Searching: Developing Reading Programs Using tfie World Wide Web" Admission is free for members and $5 for non members.
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The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is scheduled for 5 to 7 p rn. today at the Hummel Museum The mixer is sponsored by Accurate Litho & Printing Co., Clear Springs Catering & Decorating. The Hummel Museum Inc, and Witting and Miller Inc.
Brown bag lunch with
New Braunfels residents will have an opportunity to let Mayor Jan Kennedy know what is on their rnmds regarding the city at a brown bag lunch forum Friday
The brown bag forums are on the Fridays before regular City Council meetings which take piece on the second and fourth Mondays of each month The lunches take place from noon to 1 p m, in Conferree Room A B of the New Braunfels Mumci pal Building . 424 S Castuli Ave
Kennedy said she plans to continue the brown bag lunch es throughout the coming year For more information, contact the mayor at 625-6739
Showers will continue
Area still nearly an inch below average for yearly rainfall to date
By DAVID Of KUNDER
Showers poured much-needed rain on the New Braunfels arc* Wednesday, and the rain is expected to continue today.
Bruce Thoren, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in New
Braunfels, said the city received one-half to three-quarters of an inch of rain Wednesday,
“Most of the heavier stuff is staying to the west," he said. “It has the potential of moving to the cast,'*
The system brought an average of I to 2 inches of precipitation to the Hill Country, Thoren said.
‘It has been moving south to north.” Thoren said. “The western part (of the Hill Country) has received 4 inches It is still raining in the area so it could be a little bit more ”
He said 5 inches were recorded in Val Verde County.
Rain chances are KH) percent this
afternoon That percentage will drop to 40 percent this evening.
Thoren said Friday the clouds will decrease.
Saturday will be partly cloudy, and the chance for rain will return on Sunday and Monday.
“It will kind of wind down from west to cast.” Thoren said. “There will be a little redevelopment over Mexico trying to move into Val Verde County”
Jeff Orrock, NWS meteorologist said the weather system’s movement will determine how much ram falls on New Braunfels.
“It will be determined by how fast
this system goes to the northeast," Orrock said. “It has a lot to do with the upper level disturbance The trough will move from west to cast in this area”
New Braunfels has received KH inches of rain through January. The National Weather Service said rainfall totals for February arc not yet available,
This compares to 1.8 inches during the same period for an average year In 1996, New Braunfels received 1.02 inches of precipitation through January.
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Th* Hummel Museum is open from IO t m to 5 pm Monday through Katurday The museum is open from noon to 3 pm. Sunday
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Charles Waganfuehr covers up with an umbrella Wednesday afternoon during one of the many downpours. Th# rain will continue today with flaeh flood watches throughout the day.
Police uncover drug lab
New Braunfels man faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine
By DENISE DZIUK
A New Braunfels mull was released on bond Wednesday after an investigation by local, state and federal offices turned up a lab capable of making methamphetamine Comal County Ll. Dennis kocpp said officers from several different agencies worked loge!lier fix more than a month on a sting operation that ended with a federal search warrant being issued for 141 Kuccklc Road. There officers found a methamphetamine lab < )f fleers ar rested 15-year-old I arty I)
( mil of New Braunfels on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine “(The investigation) was going on at least a month,” said K*icpp “(With a federal search warrant), it’s a more severe sentence ’’
According lo the Sheriffs office, the lab was capable ol producing ephedrine-based methamphetamine. Kocpp said epfiednnc Utxcd metliamplietainiric uses a e llen ile al that eliminates tfr strong odor ti ii it has I xxii iiswx lated with tile manufacturing ol the Substance ( nill wits taken to the W akening I od erat Holding Facility in San Antonio alai appeared before a U.S. magistrate Wednesday Ii*md was sc.1 ut $30,000, unsecured According to (fie IJ S Marshall's office, ( nill posted borid and w;is released Wednesday altern*Min Agencies working together in the investigation included die Alamo Area Narcotics I ask Force, (‘omul County Sheriffs office, New Braunfels Police Department, Department of Public Safety Narcotics Division, Drug F.nforcemcnt Administration, C omal County District Attorney’s Office, U S Attorney’s Office and tile Western District of I exas.
Attorney indicted in hit-and-run
Houston man faces aggravated assault, failure to render aid charges
By DENISE DZIUK
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A Houston attorney was indicted earlier this week on charges of aggravated assault mimI failure to stop and lender aid after a hit-and-run incident on New Year’s Eve in Ciruenc,
A Comal County grand jury indicted 51-year-old John Sharrnan on two count* of aggravated assault and three counts of failure to stop and render aid, said District Attorney Dib Wuldrip
Sharrnan was arrested on a warrant for one count of criminal attempt to commit murder.
Waldnp said after possible “legal tactics’’ were taken into consideration, the assault and failure to slop charges were the best charges to pursue “That gets the most bang for my
huck right there,” said Waldnp
Aggravated assault is a second-degree felony that carries a possible punishment of two to 20 years iii prison and an optional line of up to $10,000.
Waldnp said failure to stop arid render aid is a felony under the transportation code
It carries a possible punishment of no more than five years in the I exas Department of Criminal Justice system, no more than one year in the county jail, a fine up to $5,(KW), or both.
“(failure to stop and render aid) has its qwn punishment range,” said Waldnp “It's a felony in the transportation code with possible TIN time.”
The charges resulted than a hit-and-run incident IO minutes before New
Year’s Day According to police reports, Shar-man allegedly drove his vehicle into four pedestrians at the 1200 block of (iruenc Road, near (iruene Hall I lie victims were treated and released at area hospitals
Sharrnan, who police said was driving a sports vehicle at the time of the incident, Heil the scene
He turned hansel! iii to uutfiontic* at the ( otnal ( ounly Sheriffs Office several days later,
Waldrip saal Shan nan. who Wits not present at Monday's hearing, waived his arraignment Waldnp said that is not unusual.
“All that means is ‘I know what I'm charged with,’’’ said Waldrip
A San Antonio attorney representing Sharrnan was unavailable for comment Wednesday.
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