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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas TROPICAL STORM DON COULD BRING RAIN TO REGION news 500New Braunfels ,2 FRIDAY JULY 29,2011 • herald-zeitung com SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852DEA, local cops bust meth ring By Mondo Mouitii« The Herald-Zeifung Law enforcc'nient .Hithoritios lxMst«IThurs(l,w in N(av Bmunfi'is <il)()ut faking down a niulti-stato Hrug-prddling organization and hauling in I S HtMlers and more than half a million dollars in ill-gotten gains. Authorifie'S are s(‘izing a New Braunfels (am|)groiind vvhcre' the\ say tht*y learned ( metliam-[)h(*tamine was being sold and invi^stigation of whit h I<hI to th(> gang's capture. "This is OIK' k^s (riniinal f ) ization and group that will not im[)a(!our community and family ,UT(I kids," s.iid Mauric io h'rnaii-dez ot th(' Drug Lntorcement Administration, "Bc'c ausc’ ot that we c ,iii slc'c')) Ix-ttc'r at night." Tlie drug bust was <in 18-month k)ng [)To( (»ss inv'oiving l.iw canfori ers from N(‘w Braunfc'Is I\iIk c' Dc'j Jart-ment, ( omal arxl GuacLilufX' c (Kjn-t^' shc'riff'soffk CN, the* (omal (Vnifì- ty ( riminai distric t attorney's office, tlìe DLA and othc'rs, s<ii(l ic*rnan-ck'z, Df A Sjx-c ial agc'nt in c h.irge ( )f thè San Antonio district oftic e. Hc' s*ìid agc'nts s«»i7(xt tlMHis,incK of ck)l-l.irs in ( óirs, cash, drugs, guns and othc'r projH'rty' in ,in invc'stigation tli.vt stretc hc'd troni Atlanta, to ( al ifornia and ac ross (laris of, inc luding Austin, Dallas, New Braunfels and San Antonio. fc'rn.inck‘7 said the' deak»rs sold crystal mc'th <vf (icKxIfime ( arnp ground on River Road witli the ownc'r's kriowlc'dgc' Hc' s.iid the group pushed alxnit JS (XHinds of See METH, Page 5 IV10RE ONUME An extencfed version of this report can be found at heratd-zeitung.coiii ► IMBfSO MEETING Trustees slash CIS funding By WM Wright The Herald Zeilung As expcHted, the New Braunfels LSI) board of trustees on Thursday approvc'd a district plan to c ut funding to the South ( entral Texas c h.vptc'r of (ommunitic's In Sch(K)ls. ■I||H||IIIIPI|||IIIII|B ( IS, a I A J V j prof it agency I ■ mwA that s(‘rv(s at* I ■ ^risk youth in tour school d I s t r I c t s, i n ( I u d I n g NBISD ancl (omal ISD, will rec c'ive 72 percent less than it did last yc'.ir Irom the New Braunfc'ls district, which by a ()-() vote ckx reascxt its oliligation from $218,()()() for ( IS st'rvict's .it 10 schools, to $()(),()(){) for sc'rvices at thrt'C' sc hools. ( hris Douglas, executive dirc'c tor c)f the S( aith ( entral lexas ( IS, was told oi the district's ()lan on VVcHlnc'sd.iy. She did not attend Thursday night's board meeting, but sc'veral ( IS supporters did. NBISD superintendent Kand> k zygc'iiiba said it a matter of the distric t looking past this year .uid planning funding for the entire biennium. He said the district this year didn't rc'ceive its $22S,()()() tc'c h-nologv allotmc'nl from the state, .ind c'ven th( >ugh it to receive $1.2 million in federal funding this, it won't bc' re-fund('d in 2012-1 L "We |ust can't live out of fund balance," he said, "f unding programs out of tund balance is not fiscally sound." Moc zygemb.i said hc> and other district oftic iais agonized over the dec ision. I le outlined plans for existing NBISD social workc'rs ana counselors to helf) fill the ('IS void, which will c'S[)c‘-cially affect students at the elementary schools. DALLAS COWBOYS TRAINING CAMP OPENS f*tiot()S by SHAWN LfWIS ] Herald- Zeitynq Dallas Cowboys quartert)ack Tony Romo warms up Thursday afternoon durmq the team's first day of training camp at the Alamodome in San Anfonio. BACK IN TOWN Tfie National Football I t'agiu' is ()ack iti iHisint'ss — and th(' Dallas Cowboys arc* l)ac k iti San Antonio for training camp. The Cowboys opened c ani|) Thursday at the Alamodome featuring new ful1-tim(‘ coac b lason Garrett, new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan (iirotber of N.\'. lets coach Kex Ryati and son of former Eagk‘s coach Buddy Ryan), and a host of n('w lac es. New Braunfels Ht'rald-Zeitung sports editor Chris Hoffman has coverage ot opening day ofi Rage 6. Rowdy, the Dallas Cowboys mascot, mugs for tiie cameras on the sidelines Thursday afternoon at the Alamodome Reward offered for copper thefts tips By Daiondo Moultrie The Herald Zeitang In the p.vst yc'ar, cop|)C'r thieves stealing the metal from electrical wires have victimizc'd Nc'w Braunfels Utilities at Ic'ast 10 times, a company sfxjkeswoman said. "The [irice of scraf) cop[X‘r has increased, and it makes it more attractive in sfiite of thc' danger of going in and stealing the wire," she* said. "Wc''re trying to get the heads up out to the public that if they see folks around our fxiles or around our infrastructure' make sure' law eiiforceme-nt is aware'." The thefts aren't just costly — they could turn out to be deadly, said I’aula Diionzo, NIUJ chic'f exec utive officer. DiFonzc) said thievt'S .ire taking grounding wire that hc'lps [irc'vent tne unaware who touch wires from fw eiving .w elc'tlric al she k k, whic h DiFonzo could be fatal. Shc' said NBU has rc'ports of this type of theft all ovc'r (j)nial County and c'ven in more densely pofiulated fiarts of Nt'w Br.iunfels. "Thc'se peo|>le are' bravc' c'liough that they're doing it in town. We're scH'ing it on [.cH:' and Santa ( lara strex'ts. East San /-Xntonio; Magazine Strec't thc'y've hit twice,'" [ )iR)nzo saul. "We'rc' just cone c'rnc'd," And, she s.iid, stolen copper for which thieves might receive $2,000 costs NBU about $T0,0tH) ► POTTER'S CREEK Divers look for missing man in lake f rnm staff rftpntts CANYON LAKE The San M.ireos Arc'.i Rcxove'rv Team iS(V\ART) dispate h('d to ( anyon I ake .ibout 8; p in TTiursday to sc'are h tor a re'ported drown ing \,i(tim, a SMARl s|K)ke‘srn.ui said. Comal County Sheriff's ( )fti( e ( ,Hi\on I ak<' I lie Dc'partmc'nt .iiid state' game warcle'ns summonc'd the divc'rs lo sc'ari h tor.) I tisp,in" i( ne'ar tfie Potteis ( lee'l'. Park area, SWARl ( apt. I.ison t ledru k s.iid, ti lakes thc' te'am ,ilx nit 40 minute's to rc'ach ( .iinoti I <ik(', SXtAKl spokesman Dan Mistas/e'k previously told the \ev\ Braunte'ls Hc>r<)ld /(‘itung. Ac e < >r( ling t( > ilic c' s< .tninn Iraffii \\)tness(>s lold aulhoii tu's "a t.imiK' liCMid sellini; from iIk* w.Uer tot ix'lp. fiedri( k s.tid the vve'nt undi'f about r>tO|).m. Potter's ( rct'k f’ark is on the noithvvcNt sid('ol ( anvon lake* oli ot Potter's ( ree'k Road at the Texas Ltwv 484 'I isc h(’i Roacll )uii( tion ( anvon Lake has st'cn liv(‘ drowflings this \(»ar •    l.ime's UcMirv Mill, f I. oi ( anvon Lake, dic'd in a swimniing ,ic( idem Was at lacobs Crc'ek Park, •    k'rrv Hasan, 4 ot Port Arthur, elrowiu'd iunc' h? at lacobs ( rc'ek P.irk .itlei ti\ ing to ic'trie'vc' some' c hildtCMi vv lo had dritte'(1 av\a\ •    ( hc'sfc'r Aguilar, 20, and M.itthc‘v\ Arzate', 21, Ivoth ol San Antonio, we're svvimming together be'fvve'c'n the' islands lunc' 2S .It ( Patk when thc'v went undc'r. •    Also lune' 25, \taurice I lyromc' Hamilton, 28, ot I ,Antonio, drowned after tailing off an intlat.ibk' alligator r.ilt nc'ar ( anyon Park. WEATHER, 12 DESTINY Martinez MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY Scattered thunderstorms High 97 Low; 77 to replac e. just luc'sdiiy, sonic'one removc'd wire from six NBU poles in the 2,400, 2,S00 and 2,()(H) bkx ks of I-55, said It, lle'.ith Purvis of Nc'W Braunfels i\>lice Department. He said NBU re[X)rted about $400 in dam.ige and loss. Purvis said coppe'r theft is not new. I Ic' said the cle|).vrtment's scx^n a fc'w thc'fts this year, some last year ancl lots more' in years past. See COPPER, Page 5 Abbv — Classitiecis Cfliïiiçs Cfossyyords Forum .......... Obituaries , Planner Sports TV 10 10 8 8 4 3 1 6 11 Voi \b8 I No. 223 1 section, 12 pages You deserve an UPTOWN 8 '*5682b 00001' i 5G cents Downstairs in the Pi i fic:e Sol ms I rtn 295 E. San Antoiiio 830-?()8-5411 1iwr.''ggse 11 TUB'JI'Hi "■igsaiwil.-i.a For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and mid-day updates, tollow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ Learn wtiat's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts. 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