New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 9, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
► COMING UP IN THE H-Z Saturday
Sports editor Chris Hoffman sits down with former Canyon standout Lance Berkman.
Inaugural Comal County Business Journal
debuts in New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
Live coverage of Texas Water Safari launch by intern Jena Coolidge
Will Wright looks at effects of continuing drought, asking, "Is there any relief in sight?"
► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE
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
Most-read story at h-z.com:
"Man drowns in Comal River"
► WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA
Upcoming public meetings include:
■ Today: New Braunfels Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board beeting, 6 p.m. City Hall, 424 S. Castell Ave.
■ Today: 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 Ave.
■ Tuesday: Edwards Aquifer Authority Board, 3 p.m Edwards Aquifer Authority Conference Center, 1615 N St. Mary's St., San Antonio. Agenda online at www.edwardsaquifer.org
■ Tuesday: Historic Landmark Commission, 8:30 p.m City Council Chambers, 424 S. Castell Ave.
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Police ID drowning victim
Luis Medina, 23, died Tuesday in Comal River
By Mondo Moultrte
More details are being made available about the man who died Tuesday in the Comal River.
Pblice said Wednesday that Luis Medina, 23, of El Raso, died after jumping into the river. New Braunfels Police Department Capt. Michael Penshorn said Medina jumped from a tree and not a bridge as
Penshorn said the tree is on private property, surrounded by barbed wire and has signs on it warning trespassers to keep
"Unfortunately, people don't abide by that," Penshorn said.
He said New Braunfels Fire Department dive personnel searched the river Tuesday and found Medina's body in an
area about 8 to 9 feet deep.
There are rock formations at the bottom where Medina entered the water, Pen-shorn said.
Police said Medina jumped into the river and friends called 9-1-1 about 5:20 p.m. after he failed to resurface. Police and fire personnel responded and began to search for him about 5:45 p.m. using divers and a boat, police said.
They searched an area between The Other Place and Camp Warnecke resorts, finding Medina's body about 7:10 p.m.
NAVIGATING THE SYSTEM
DO I HAVE TO REGISTER MY DOG OR CAT IN THE CITY?
A Any person owning, keeping, harboring or having custody of any dog or cat over three months of age within this city must obtain a license. A license can be purchased through the Humane Society of New Braunfels at 1920 Kuehler Avenue in New Braunfels Texas. Call (830) 629-5287.
HOW MANY PETS CAN I HAVE IN THE CITY?
A. The City of New Braunfels allows up to four cats or four dogs per household. Any pets above these numbers are a violation of City Code and may result in fines and potential legal action.
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Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following incidents between June 7 and June 8:
♦ Troy Franklin Adamson, 29,
Canyon Lake, public intoxication, failure to identify giving false/hcti-cious information
♦ Rhonda Lee Arriaga, 35, Austin, driving while license invalid/previous conviction, bail jumping and failure to appear driving while license invalid
♦ Jacob Allen Bolton, 20, New Braunfels, tamper/fabricate physical evidence
♦ Devin Vance Dalmolin, 29, San Antonio, possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ James Daniel Francis, 29, Wimberly, driving while intoxicated 2nd, driving while license invalid, failure to appear
8 Robert Nicholas Graham, 30, Dixon, Ky„ motion to adjudicate guilt/theft $20 - $500 by check
♦ Michael Emmit Hanz, 18, San Antonio, possession of marijuana under two ounces - drug free zone
♦ Danetter Hernandez, 32, New Braunfels, public intoxication
♦ Martin Herrera, 22, Seguin, license required
8 Lloyd Jackson, 51, Long Beach, Calif., public intoxication 8 Michelle Cydney Lee, 22, Columbus, theft of property $20 -$500 by check
♦ Samantha Lopez, 17, New Braunfels, theft of property $50 -$500
♦ Amanda Mane Muennmk, 21, Manor, driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana under two ounces, theft of property $500 -$1,500
8 Brian Michael Peddle, 25, Buiverde, motion to adjudicate guilt - resist arrest search or transport
♦ Isabel Rubio, 32, San Antonio, failure to identify fugitive intentionally give false information, no driver's license, failure to maintain financial responsibility
♦ Richard Sanchez, 42, San Antonio, improper photo/visual recording to arouse or gratify
♦ James Clayton Sorrells, 46,
Canyon Lake, motion to revoke probation - possession of controlled substance penalty group 1
♦ Cody James Thomas, 19, Manor, theft $500 - $1500
Ruben Trejo, 57, New Braunfels, theft of property $20 - $500 by check
8 Margarita Alema Villanueva, 35, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation theft $50 - $500, violate promise to appear/financial hearing/theft $500 - $1500 by check
Under the U. S. Constitution, any person/defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty. If anyone is found not guilty or had the charges dropped without the State proceeding to trial and would like that finding published in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, please contact Managing Editor, Autumn Phillips, at 1830) 625-9144 x220 or email [email protected]
New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents for
7 a.m. Tuesday to 653 Wednesday:
♦ June 7,7:30 a.m., verbal disturbance between spouses at the 2000 block of Dove Crossing. Investigating Officer E. Cuellar.
8 8 35 a.m., elderly female died at hospital within 24 hours of admittance at the 600 block of N. Union
Ave. Investigating Officer D. Dohrn.
♦ 9 a.m., copper grounding wire stolen from power station at the 1400 block of FM 1101. Investigating Officer D. Dohm.
8 9:21 a.m., bicycle was found and turned over to police at the 1600 block of Cross St Investigating Officer R. Whitehair.
♦ 11:18 a.m., various markings were made in the men's restroom and on picnic tables at the 200 block of S. Grape Ave. Investigating Officer R. Whitehair.
♦ 3:21 p.m., serve warrant - judge commitment order at the 1400 block of S. Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer L Hildebrand.
♦ 3:58 p.m., two female subjects arrested for theft at the 1000 block of 1-35 N. Investigating Officer G. Whitaker.
♦ 4:32 p.m., this is a criminal trespass warning at the 100 block of Creekside Way. Investigating Officer C. Diaz.
8 6:26 p.m., crash involving verbal disturbance resulted in public intoxication arrest at the 600 block of S. Castell Ave. Investigating Officer K. Williams.
8 6:42 p.m., Hispanic male entered the victim's house to yell at her without consent to enter at the 2200 block of W. Bridge St. Investigating Officer M. Smith.
8 7:01 p.m., unknown offenderfs) entered victim's game room and took property without consent at the 400 block of Hunters Creek Dr. Investigating Officer M. Smith.
8 9:34 p.m., ex-husband broke into house and destroyed property at the 800 block of Lubbock Ln. Investigating Officer R. Groff.
8 10:14 p.m., tagged vehicle removed from roadway in accordance with city ordinance at the 1400 block of FM 306.
CISD postpones budget workshop
Comal ISD officials have canceled a budget workshop scheduled for Tuesday.
Trie district is awaiting further action from the state legislature before taking steps to finalize its 2011-12 budget, which must be done by the end of CISD's fiscal year on Aug.
The board will next take up the budget during its regular monthly meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. june 28 at the CISD Support Services building, 1404 I-35 North, New Braunfels.
Nonprofit schools can participate in CISD federal programs
Private and private nonprofit schools within Comal ISD boundaries may be eligible to participate in federal program services.
Administrators of such schools or of a nonprofit facility for neglected and delinquent children can contact Kathy Williams, (830) 221-2114, or write her at Comal Independent School District, 1404 1-35 North, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. Email inquiries may be addressed to [email protected]
A planning meeting for private and private nonprofit schools wishing to participate in services will be at 10 a.m. June 22 at the CISD Support Services Building, 1404 I-35 North, New Braunfels.
Exhibitor space available at show
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Business Trade Show is Sept. 13-14.
"Booth sales are now open to the public on a first-come-first served basis and in the past have filled very quickly," chairwoman Melissa Etheredee said.
Etheredge said businesses interested in participating can contact the Chamber office at (830) 625-2385. The show will be in New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, and will include over 100 exhibitors, live entertainment, food and beverages, seminar presentations and an awesome silent auction. For information, visit www.nbtradeshow.com.
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