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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A — Herald-Zeitung — Sunday, January 7, 2007 REGION IN BRIEF From staff and wire reports NEW BRAUNFELS COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY - The New Braunfels City Council will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in city council chambers, 424 S. Casten Ave. According to the agenda, a resolution will be presented to the city council approving a recommendation of the New Braunfels Industrial Development Corporation to offer financial incentives to Altra Industrial Notion, Inc., to assist in locating their new coupling manufacturing and management operation in New Braunfels. KERRVILLE HOSPITAL SALE OFF — 'Hie Sid Peterson Memorial I lospital Board of Directors issued a statement late f riday announcing that the contract for the sale of the complex on Sidney Baker Street has been terminated. Granger MacDonald, president and CEO of MacDonald and Associates, attributed the deal breakdown to the company’s inability to secure the city of Kerrville a tenant. “As with any large real estate development, when we lost our anchor tenant it drastically impacted the financial feasibility of the project. We pursued a couple of alternative options, but just couldn’t make them work out,” MacDonald said. The contract termination potentially leaves the property — an anchor in downtown Kerrville — vacant after the completion of the new Peterson Regional Medical Center. CEO Pat Murray said plans to move into the new facility in March 2008 will not be affected by changes in the plans to sell the current property. Correction ■The city of New Braunfels paid $1 per square foot for the new city parkland. The approximate price paid per acre for the land was $43,000. The information was incorrect in Saturday’s edition of the I lerald-Zeitung. DIGEST UPDATES y Tracking the news HEADLINE LAST WE KNEW: Hilario Alvarado III, 19, was charged Aug. 26 in connection with the shooting death of his mother's boyfriend, Jessie Villareal Jr. LATEST: Alvarado was indicted in September and authorities upgraded his charge to murder. He remained in Comal County Jail on Friday. Herald-Zeitung Have a story or issue you would like to see an update on? E-mail your update request to news@ and make sure to put "Update" in the subject line. SNAPSHOT: SHINING BRIGHT MIRANDA LAINE Herald-Zeitung A bright full moon shines almost as brightly as the lights at Canyon High School's Cougar stadium. Have a snapshot of a family event you would like to share with Herald-Zeitung readers? Send them to news@ For good reproduction, photos must be in jpeg format and at least 200 dpi resolution. Matters of Public Record ARRESTS if im Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County arrested the following Dec. 29 through Jan. 5: Dustin Richard Grosse, 25, New Braunfels, no proof of insurance; failure to maintain financial responsibility; no valid license plate. Renee Robinson Halay, 60, Garden Ridge, bail jumping; failure to appear/felony. Derek Andrew Harden, 23, San Antonio, motion to revoke probation/evading arrest and detention with a vehicle. Hector Hernandez, 21, New Braunfels, public intoxication. Arenoid James Kocurek III, 25, Spring Branch, driving while intoxicated; possession of less than two ounces of marijuana. Natalie Marie Leverenz, 24, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid; no insurance. Richard Sampayo Limon, 23, New Braunfels, theft of property between $50 and $500. Javier Meraz, 36, New Braunfels, public intoxication. Donna J. Owen, 32, Blanco, motion to revoke probation/driving while intoxicated. Julian Perez III, 52, Canyon Lake, misappropriation of fiduciary/financial property between $1,500 and $20,000. Deborah Harris Proctor, 46, San Antonio, failure to appear/engaging in organized criminal activity/theft. Anthony William Richardson, 33, San Antonio, public intoxication. 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Postmaster: Send address changes to the    2®8, obituaries, weddings, engagement, anniversaries, call 625-9144, ext 213. license invalid; no liability insurance. Zachary Edward Skinner, 19, Fischer, public intoxication; consumption of alcohol by a minor. Robert Henry Smith Jr., 39, Canyon Lake, issuance of a bad check. Michelle Anne St. John, Schertz, 36, speeding 76 in a 60 mph zone. Derwin Jamal Straughter, 23, San Marcos, failure to identify, giving false or fictitious information; driving while license invalid; failure to maintain financial responsibility. Jonathan August Strelau, 19, Boerne, possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces. Wesley Scott Strickland, 40, New Braunfels, possession of less than a gram of a controlled substance in penalty group 1; driving while license invalid; speeding; failure to maintain financial responsibility. Troy Allen Surritt, 27, Spring Branch, possession of less than 1 gram of a controlled substance. Gregory Lawrence Tatum ll, San Antonio, 20, violation of promise to appear/failure to identify giving false/fictitious information. Paul AlexanderTrevino, 23, Dmmmmm ■ rn Did the Holidays raise questions about the care of your loved one with Alzheimers? i) San Antonio, driving while license invalid. Sarah AnnTrommetter, 18, New Braunfels, possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces; possession of drug paraphernalia. Roberto Urrutia, Jr., 24, New Braunfels, public intoxication. Antonio Valadez, 35, New Braunfels, violation of promise to appear/possession of less than two ounces of marijuana/financial hearing. Leticia Vasquez, 41, New Braunfels, violation of promise to appear theft of property more than $20 and less than $500 by check. Theresa Christina Vela, 25, San Antonio, violation of promise to appear/theft by check between $20 and $500; theft by check between $20 and $500. John J. Wilinski Jr., 34, Austin, violation of promise to appear/driving while license invalid. Jeremiah Wilson, 22, San Antonio, unlawfully carrying a weapon; public intoxication. Eddie Shane Zipp, 29, Canyon Lake, aggravated assault family violence with a weapon; interference with an emergency call; obstruction or retaliation. D ar ■ rn rn Specialists" Assisted Living • Day Care • Respite Care Services Licensed & Certified for Alzheimer’s Care 830-624-1744 office . ZJ/^//Z//V/Y// Z C(Y///(Vt //J . I YZC ■ /)(((((/(/( // Ztv///////. T(///j//jj/ Al/.care Level I    AI /1 art- Level II 302 Cross Street    195 S. Academy New Braunfels, TX 78130    New Braunfels, TX 78130 License# 102276    L.icense#030347 DO YOU HAVE A WORSENING OF ASTHMA SYMPTOMS AFTER EXPOSURE TO THE COMMON COLD? Central Texas Health Research is accepting volunteers for a research study to evaluate an investigational medication for preventing a worsening of asthma symptoms and common cold symptoms after exposure to someone else with a cold. Volunteers must: J Be 6-65 years old z Cohabit with at least one other person z Be a non-smoker for at least 5 years f Have a history of at least 2 asthma exacerbations caused by an upper respiratory infection in the past 24 months [Exacerbations are defined as: an increase in asthma medications prescribed by a physician), emergency room visit for asthma, or hospitalization for asthmaJ Qualified participants will receive: r Study-related exams ^ Laboratory and FCG testing HHHH ^ Investigational study medication ^ Compensation up to $350 FOR MORE INFORMATION CAU (830) 609-0900 Teen charged with robbing gas station By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer A 17-year-old New Braunfels resident was arrested early Saturday morning in connection with a local convenience store robbery that police still are investigating. The teen, whose name was not being released Saturday, was booked into Comal County jail on one count each of robbery and evading arrest or detention using a motor vehicle, New Braunfels police said. The arrest stemmed from a call officers received at 3:45 a.m. Saturday that the Fast-Way convenience store at 1412 E. Common St. had been robbed. Officers searched the area, quickly spotting a vehicle that matched the description of the robber’s. But when officers tried to stop the driver in the 4200 block of Interstate 35 South, the driver sped away hut crashed the vehicle, causing it to roll over, police said. The driver jumped out of the vehicle into an open field where officers chased him for about a quarter of a mile before he was apprehended and taken to McKenna Memorial I lospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. Two juvenile females were in the vehicle at the time of the wreck. Both girls were taken to McKenna for treatment. Police are continuing their investigation into the incident, but no other arrests had been made as of Saturday. Teacher accused of sexual misconduct kills himself SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former students and colleagues mourning the death of an English teacher are stmggling with allegations that the educator was involved in sexual misconduct with a teenager. Tommy Ford taught at Clark I Ugh School for 28 years and was known for having a hearty laugh that filled the halls. I Us death this week was ruled a suicide. School officials had placed Ford, 60, on administrative leave Dec. 14 after an allegation that he engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with a 17-year-old male student on campus. Ford resigned a week later. I Us body was found IO days later with a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head, according to the medical examiner’s office. School district officials said Friday that they collected evidence supporting the allegation against lord. CERAMIC TILE vT so FT. 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