New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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A year after the June 9,2010 flood, the
Herald-Zeitung examines what's changed.Thursday
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Sports editor Chris Hoffman sits down with former Canyon standout Lance Berkman.
Staff writer Jena Coolidge offers live coverage of the Texas Water Safari launch.
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Road work and closures scheduled for the near
■ 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11. The 400 block of Walnut Avenue will be closed to through traffic both ways.
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3raunfels police arrest 58, issue 185 citations"
► WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA
Upcoming public meetings include:
■ Thursday: New Braunfels Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board beeting, 6 p.m. City Hall, 424 S. Castell Ave.
■ Thursday: Comal County Commissioners' Court, Commissioners' Courtroom, 8:15 a.m.199 Main Plaza, New Braunfels
■ Monday: New Braunfels City Council,
6 p.m. City Hall, 424 S. Castell A ve.
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Motorcyclist sent to hospital
By Datondo Moultrie
A couple of fire calls and a motorcycle crash highlighted a busy two days for New Braunfels Fire Department personnel, a department spokesman said Tuesday.
About 3:25 p.m. Sunday, fire personnel went to the intersection of Hollyhock and Camellia lanes where they found a motorcyclist sitting upright in tne middle of the street after falling off his bike, Capt. Fbtrick O'Connell said. He said he didn't know
why the biker had fallen.
I don't think he hit anything," O'Connell said. "I just think he laid it down."
The man was flown by AirLIFE to University Hospital in San Antonio with serious injuries, O'Connell said.
Later that night, three youths at Teen Connections, 1414 W. San Antonio St., may have caused a fire alarm to sound at the building, prompting a response from the fire department, O'Connell said.
He said it appeared the teens were smoking in a room and one of them
sprayed shaving cream into a smoke detector in an attempt to cover the smoke smell. An alarm sounded, and at least one of the teens pulled the smoke detector from its base hoping to remove a battery to stop the alarm, O'Connell said.
It didn't work and the fire department responded about 10:55 p.m., and left about 11:25 p.m., O'Connell said.
Then on Monday, nine firefighters in four vehicles took about two hours to extinguish a two-acre brush fire in the 4800 block of I-35 North, O'Connell said.
Zink Street is at the fork of Landa Street and North Seguin Avenue
Built between 1845 and 1848. In 1844,
Johann Nicolaus Zink, a civil engineer and former Bavarian army officer, was chosen by Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels to supervise the move of German immigrants from the coast to the future site of New Braunfels. An 1848 map shows the first five streets — Seguin (main street), San Antonio, Bridge, Kirche ("Church," later an extension of Coll) and Creek Street, the route that connected Comal Creek to the Zinkenburg. By 1868, Creek Street had been renamed "Zink," according to a map from Cherise Bell, Historic Preservation Officer for the City of New Braunfels.
WHO OWNS IT?
Zink Street, lacking any visible recognition of its namesake or the Zinkenburg aside from the street sign itself, is maintained by the city.
— Marilyn Kuehler
To submit ideas for the Hidden History feature, send an email to [email protected]
PEC workers support 373 organizations
Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following incidents between June 3 and June 6:
♦ Donna Baird Owensby, 52, New Braunfels, affidavit of surety to surrender/wrong fictitious/ altered/obscured vehicle plate registration
♦ Venancio Partida-Barrera, 36,
San Antonio, no drivers license, hold for Immigration & Customs Enforcement
♦ Raquel Rae Patterson, 19, Pasadena, public intoxication-minor
♦ Christine Smith Quinlan, 45, Austin, public intoxication
♦ Michael Eugen Reed, 24, Longview, driving while intoxicated/open alcohol container
♦ John James Reinhart, III, 56,
San Antonio, public intoxication
♦ Michael Ningo Rios, 27, San Antonio, possession of marijuana under two ounces, no drivers license
♦ Jesse Gilbert Rodriguez, 49, San Antonio, motion to revoke proba-tion-interfere with duties of public servant
♦ Jason Ruiz, 32, Dallas, public lewdness
♦ Ricardo Ricky Serrano, 25, New Braunfels, possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Alexandra Beverly Skinner, 20, San Antonio, possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of narcotic paraphernalia
♦ Nathan Jeremiah Smith, 30, Canyon Lake, public intoxication
♦ Adam Baker Steed, 34, Kyle, violate city ordinance-cooler size, failure to appear/bail jumping
♦ Brian Wayne Varela, 43, San Marcos, bond forfeiture/possession controlled substance penalty group 3 under 28G
♦ Hector Vera, 17, New Braunfels, evading arrest detention
♦ Guillermo S. Villanueva, 25, New Braunfels, disorderly conduct discharge/display firearm
♦ Randall Craig Walker, 35, New Braunfels, theft of property between $1500 and $20K, theft of property between $1500 and 20K, credit card/debit card abuse
♦ Nolan James Weber, 30, Canyon Lake, public intoxication
♦ Kevin Dale Williamson, 26, Cedar Park, possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Austin Ray Wilson, 22, Blanco, evading arrest detention, criminal trespass, operating motor vehicle while license suspended & accident on a public highway
♦ Geoffery Allyn Woody, 22,
Schertz, violate city ordinance park curfew
♦ Arlo Godfrey Ybarra, 35, New Braunfels, public intoxication Charlotte Young, 34, Houston, public intoxication
♦ Mark Anthony Zamora, 30, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated
Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following incidents between June 6 & June 7:
♦ Billy Gene Allen, 66, New Braunfels, indecency with a child
♦ Guadalupe Molina Carreon, III,
35, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation/driving while intoxicated 2nd
♦ John Howard Clark, 51, Spring Branch, speeding, failure to appear speeding
♦ David Elias Cortez, 36, San Antonio, driving while license invalid
♦ Jose Maria Esquivel, 57, San Antonio, failure to appear/motion for enforcement
4 Robert Eugene Fox, 24, Springfield, III., failure to identify fugitive intentionally give false information, motion to revoke probation/violation of probation/evading arrest and detention
♦ Jason Sebastian Mata, 18, New Braunfels, public intoxication/minor
♦ Scott Wayne McElroy, 40, Canyon Lake,speeding 65mph/45mph, possession of alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle
♦ John James Reinhart, III, San Antonio, public intoxication
♦ Timothy Tighe White, 32, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated
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New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents for 7 a.m. Monday through 6:59 a.m. Tuesday:
♦ June 6,9:28 a.m., found property stored at police department for safekeeping at the 2800 block of I-35 N. Investigating Officer D. Villegas.
♦ 12:49 p.m., male was arrested for public intoxication at the 4100 block of Loop 337. Investigating Officer R. Whitehair.
♦ 2:49 p.m., assault by contact during disturbance at the 200 Anhalt Dr. Investigating Officer G. Whitaker.
♦ 4:17 p.m.,male subject arrested for public intoxication with three previous convictions from center of roadway at the 100 block of State Hwy 46 S. Investigating Officer J. Bolton.
♦ 7:45 p.m., found car keys near last tubers exit at the 100 block of E. Lincoln St Investigating Officer C. Diaz.
♦ June 7,12:13 a.m., male subject arrested for driving while intoxicated at the 900 block of N. Walnut Ave. Investigating Officer G. Fuller.
The following Flu Surveillance Information was reported to Comal County Public Health Department in the week of May 21:
♦ Flu Type A: 0 Year to date: 987
♦ Flu Type B: 0 Year to date: 422
♦ Non-Differentiated: 0 Year to date: 3
♦ Influenza-like Illness: 0 Year to date: 809
iployees are distributing Tre trie
more than $333,000 to 373 civic and charitable organizations that support PEC communities throughout its 8,100-square-mile service area.
Contrihu-tions are distributed through the Co-op's employee-driven United Charities program.
"United Charities is a great program
because it allows PEC
employees to give back to their neighbors, communities and favorite charitable organizations," said Bobby Bryant, who serves as chairman for United Charities and is a Co-op training instructor.
In the story "Texas' longest publishing newspaper began as German-only product" in the Tuesday, June 7, edition, correspondent Marilyn Kuehler wrote that the Herald-Zeitung is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Texas.
Her source was the "Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung" exhibit at Sophienburg Museum and Archives, which states, in part, on a card next to the exhibit: "Herald-Zeitung is the oldest continuous newspaper in Texas."
Herald-Zeitung publisher Doug Toney on Tuesday said, "I have tremendous respect for the Sophienburg Museum and Archives and the incredible volunteers there. No better authori exists, that I'm aware
when it comes to the history of New Braunfels and Comal County. However, my research indicates that the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is actually the sixth oldest newspaper in Texas.
"The Galveston County Daily News is recognized as the oldest newspaper in Texas, starting in 1842," Toney said. "According to the historical records kept by the Texas Press Associa-tion, the second oldest newspaper in Texas is the Victoria Advocate, 1846; then the Palestine Herald Press in 1849, and the Huntsville Item and the Cherokeean Herald in 1850."
"That puts the Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung, now the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, as the sixth oldest newspaper in Texas," Toney said in response to the claim the Herald-Zeitung was the oldest newspaper in Texas.
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