New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Music writer Dale Martin has a finger on the pulse of New Braunfels' music scene
A look at the dangers on the river in times of drought compared to times of high water.Saturday
Sports editor Chris Hoffman covers local Little League All-Star games.
Columnist Mike Fttsko shares life experiences with readers in the Living section.
► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE
Road work and clotures scheduled for this week include:
■ No closures announced as of 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The following Canyon Lake boat ramp closure has been announced because of low water
■ Canyon Lake Forest, Ramp 5
Most-read story at h-z.com:
"Police ID man who drowned Tuesday in Comal River"
► WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA
Upcoming public meetings include:
■ Thursday: Comal County Commissioners' Court, 8:15 a.m. Commissioners' Courtroom, 199 Main Plaza, New Braunfels
■ Thursday: New Braunfels Industrial Development Board (4B), 6:30 p.m. New Braunfels Municipal building conference room. Agendas posted online at www.nbtexas.org
■ Monday: Water Oriented Recreation District Board, 5 p.m., 1928 FM 2763
■ Next Thursday: Zoning Board of Adjustment,
6 p.m. New Braunfels Municipal Building council chambers.
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Man falls to death from tree
By Driondo Moultrie
A Baytown man died Saturday after falling from a tree, hitting the ground and ending up in the Guadalupe River, an official said.
Brandon Allen Cooper, 20, was rushed to Christus Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels, where doctors pronounced him dead, said Lt. Mark Reynolds of Comal County Sheriff's Office. He said a justice of the peace ruled Cooper's death an accident due to a fall.
Reynolds said in his 22 years on the job, Cooper's death was the first he had heard of like it.
"It's a tragedy and it's tragic that this would happen," Reynolds said. "But people take unnecessary risks and these things happen."
He said Cooper was climbing a tree just before 6 p.m. Saturday and witnesses said they thought he was climbing to a rope swing. Cooper climbed past the rope swing, then started to climb down the tree, Reynolds said.
On the way down, Cooper lost his footing and fell, hitting branches on the way down, Reynolds said. He said Cooper fell to the ground and then went into the Guadalupe River.
Witnesses pulled Cooper from the water and tried to resuscitate him, he said. Canyon Lake EMS took Cooper to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Reynolds said people enjoying the waters should be more careful. He said others should learn from this young man's tragic mistake.
LIMESTONE LAMPOST BASES
Limestone lamppost bases — Seguin Avenue at Nacogdoches Street.
Built during 1930s. A pathway of limestone-based lampposts placed on either side of Seguin Avenue once may have provided a quaint entryway to New Braunfels. The lamppost bases, now without any lights, face each other along Seguin from 1-35 Business to the railroad bridge at Nacogdoches Street. They "may have been built" by the Works Progress Administration during the 1930s, according to Luke Speckman, treasurer of New Braunfels Main Street Partners. But their actual origin in uncertain. Of the original series, only six lamppost bases remain.
WHAT IS BEING DONE TO PRESERVE IT?
Street lighting responsibility belongs to the City of New Braunfels, but historic preservation of bits and pieces of Old New Braunfels is led by Main Street Partners and other historical groups. The Seguin lampposts are part of Main Street's overall plan to restore old lighting fixtures on New Braunfels streets and bridges, but there is no timetable for completion.
— Marilyn Kuehler
To submit ideas tor the Hidden History feature, send an email to [email protected]
Law enforcement officers in New and Comal County reported the following incidents between JunelO and June 13:
♦ Curtis Gene Townsend, Jr., 29, New Braunfels, disorderly conduct/fighting, public intoxication
♦ Claudia Lee Tuggle, 22, Canyon Lake, Canyon Lake, driving while license invalid
♦ Joshua Kingsley Tuggle, 28, New Braunfels, public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia
♦ Jessica Dianne Vaughan, 29,
New Braunfels, theft of property $50 - 500, changing lanes without safety or unsafe lane changes
♦ Juan Francisco Villanueva, 19, San Antonio, theft under $50
♦ Satrick Cozaren Warner, 19, San Antonio, assault bodily injury
♦ Christopher William Whiteside, 34, Humble, aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury
♦ Brandy Kim Winfield, 26, Bulverde, failure to control speed, failure to appear
♦ Josiah Shane Wright, transient, public intoxication
4 Stephanie Renee Yepez, 24, Helotes, public intoxication
Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County reported the following incidents between June 13 and June 14:
4 David Harlan Cater, 23, San Antonio, evading arrest detention, criminal trespass, motion to revoke probation possession controlled substance penalty group 1 less than 1G
4 Monica Cepeda, 28, New Braunfels, violate bond/protective order
4 Rhyan Renee Crisp, 33, New Braunfels, theft of property $500 -$1,500
4 Luis Alberto DeLeon, 30, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid
4 Steven Lawrence Dunkin, 50,
New Braunfels, failure to maintain financial responsibility, wrong license plate/registration, no drivers license, failure to appear/counter-
feit inspection/insurance document, failure to identify fugitive intent to give false information 4 Chad Aaron Heltzel, 37, Canyon Lake, violate promise to appear hoax bomb
4 Shea Martinez, 18, New Braunfels, criminal trespass 4 Sophia Marie Menick, 18, San Antonio, driving while intoxicated 4 Ethan Mark Mooney, 24, Humble, public intoxication 4 William Laurence ORourke, 47, New Braunfels, consumption of alcoholic beverage on premise license - for off premise consumption
4 Jennifer Owen, 25, Pflugerville, public intoxication 4 Doris Guerrero Patel, 35, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid
4 Robert David Pereida, 19, Canyon Lake, possession of marijuana under two ounces 4 Charles Carrol Polk, Jr.,50, New Braunfels, unlawful crossing a drive or parking lot
4 Angel Miguel Rivera, Jr., 32, San Antonio, assault bodily injury -married
4 Leon Rodriguez, 25, Seguin, violate promise to appear - financial hearing - failure to identify giving false/ficticious information 4 Cheryl Theresa Toten, 52, New Braunfels, assault causes bodily injury family member 4 Justin Albert Trujano, 21, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid with previous conviction/suspension without financial responsibility 4 Joshua Kingsley Tuggle, 28, New Braunfels, public intoxication, possible drug paraphernalia 4 Christopher Samuel Vargas, 44, New Braunfels, resist arrest search or transport, assault by contact 4 Brandy Kim Winfield, 26, Bulverde, failure to control speed, failure to appear 4 Josiah Shane Wright, 28, New Braunfels, consumption of alcoholic beverage on premise licensed for off-premise consumption
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 going 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 e-mail [email protected]
New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents between 7 a.m. Friday and 6:59 a.m. Monday:
4 June 7,4 p.m., unknown subject allegedly entered residence and stole the victims wallet at the 900 block of Tonkawa Cir. Investigating Officer D. Sweet.
4 June 10,12 a.m., subject was arrested for theft at the 1200 block of 1-35 S. Investigating Officer D. Villegas.
4 3:25 p.m., vehicle left abandoned in the roadway at the 300 block of McKenna Ave. Investigating Officer D. Sweet.
4 3:52 p.m., female shoplifter arrested at Hobby Lobby; $50 - $500 at the 100 block of 1-35 S. Investigating Officer G. Walker.
412 a.m., graffiti on picnic table of public library at the 700 block of E. Common St. Investigating Officer G. Whitaker.
4 5:02 p.m., warrant service at the 1500 block of Dustin Cade Dr. Investigating Officer K. Williams.
4 5:26 p.m., unknown white male entered the cash register in the sporting goods section at Wal-Mart and stole $345.00 at the 1200 block of I-35 S. Investigating Officer C. Martinez.
4 4:57 p.m., left home on Monday at 100 and had not returned at the 900 block of Tonkawa Cir. Investigating Officer M. Aguirre.
4 9:33 p.m., traffic arrest at the 200 block of McKenna Ave. Investigating Officer D. Trahan.DO YOU WANT TO HEAR BETTER?
Actors will play Gens. McDowell, Beauregard
This month's meeting of New Braunfels Civil War Roundtable ___
will feature an evening with Gen.
U.S.A., and Gen. G.T.
C.S.A., as they discuss the upcoming First Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, Va.
McDowell will be portrayed by Chuck Meade, retired major, U.S.A. High school student joseph Spence will play Beauregard. Their timeframe will oe the two weeks preceding the battle on july 21,
1861. West Point maps will be referenced as the generals talk about strategy, terrain and their men.
The meeting will be 6 p.m. today at Granzin Bar-B-Q, 660 W. San Antonio. For information, call (830) 608-0275.
Armand E. Durst
Air Force Reserve Airman Armand E. Durst graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who com-
piete basic Sian reports training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree tirough the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Harold and Judy Durst of Bulverde.
Durst graduated in 2005 of Smithson Valley High School.
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