New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
2 I Thursday, June 23, 2011 | HERALD-ZEfTUNG.COMPAGE TWO
3 For breaking news, sports and traffic \j. follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ
Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan at facebook.com
Sign up for e-newsletter by visiting the Herald-Zeiting online: herald-zeitung.com
Cl► COMING UP IN THE H-Z Friday
Feel the need for speed? Take a pit stop and fill up with the Motorsports pageSaturday
Learn more about area places of worship in the Faith page's Church of the WeekSunday
Don't miss the first story in a series looking at the atmosphere on the rivers this summer.
Property owners discuss life on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers
during the summer.
► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE
Road work and closures scheduled for this week include:
■ At 1 p.m. Saturday, streets bordering the Last Tubers Exit on the Comal River will become one way and closed to through traffic. This will be in effect from the intersection of E. Mather Street and S. Union Avenue to the intersection of W. Lincoln Street and Comal Avenue.
The following Canyon Lake boat ramp closures have been announced because of low water:
■ Canyon Lake Forest, Ramp 5
■ Canyon Lake Hills — West, Ramp 7
■ Mystic Shores, Ramp 23
Most-read at herald-zeitung.com:
Property owner gets rid of tempting looking tree overlooking Comal River
► WHAT#S ON THE AGENDA
Public meetings scheduled this week include:
■ Today: Zoning Board of Adjustment, 6 p.m.
City Council Chambers, 424 S. Castell Ave.
■ Today: Comal County Commissioners’ Court, 8:15 a.m.Commissioners' Courtroom, 199 Main Plaza, New Braunfels
■ Today: Comal ISO board, 6 p.m., Comal ISD Support Service Building, 1404 1-35 North
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-9144, fax (830)625-1224
Published on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Thursday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (USPS 377-880), 707 Landa Street, or P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78131-1328
Periodical postage paid at New Braunfels, Texas. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, TX 78131-1328
Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 a m. Tuesday through Friday and by 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday can call (830) 625-9144, ext. 229.
Doug Toney, Editor and Publisher, Ext. 201
Autumn Phillips, Managing Editor, Ext 220
Shawn Lewis, Assistant Managing Editor, Ext 221
Chris Hoffman, Sports Editor, Ext 223
Kate Thomas, Copy Editor, Ext 222
Greg Bowen, Staff writer, Ext 225
Dalondo Moultrie, Staff writer, Ext 224
Will Wright Staff writer, Ext 218
Laura McKenzie. Photographer, Ext 227
Shannon Myers, Advertising Director, Ext 208
Jeff Fowler, Circulation Director, Ext, 228
Rosie Willingham, Business Manager, Ext. 202
Henry Coello, Production Director; (830) 625-5232
Classified advertising, call 625-9144, ext. 207; display
advertising, call 625-9144, ext. 208; obituaries, weddings,
engagement anniversaries, call 625-9144, ext. 214.
■ [email protected]
■ [email protected]
■ [email protected]
■ [email protected]
■ [email protected]
■ [email protected]
■ [email protected]
Sex offender wanted in SÂ area
From staff reports
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force sponsored by the Unifed States Marshals Service is requesting assistance apprehending a convicted sex offender.
Joseph Michael Hall is wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service in Dayton,
Ohio for failure to register as a sex offender.
Hall has several prior convictions, including manslaughter.
He is believed to be in the San Antonio area and has advertised his services as a handyman on Craigslist.
He uses the name of Michael and is advertising his business under the name of "MJ's Remodeling and Repair." Hall has been in the San Antonio area for the past several months.
He has the following identifiable tattoos:
• Tattoo on left arm of a leopard with a lion
• Tattoo on upper right arm of two hearts with the names of "Tiffany" and
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is requesting assistance from the public with any information that may lead to the location of Hall.
A U.S. Marshals Service wanted poster for Hall has been posted on www.usmar-shals.gov
Hall has a history of committing violent offenses, and officials are asking the public is asked not to approach or engage with the fugitive.
Direct all calls to the U.S. Marshals Service at (210) 472-6646.
NAVIGATING THE SYSTEM
DO I NEED A BUILDING PERMIT IF I LIVE IN THE UNICORPORATED COUNTY?
When building within the unincorporated parts of Comal County, there are typically four permits from Comal County that must be obtained during construction.
The first is the On Site Sewage Facility (OSSF)/septic permit. Construction of the OSSF must commence within one year of the permit issuance.
The second permit required is the Floodplain Development Permit. If new construction is proposed in the designated flood hazard area, then a permit is issued to ensure compliance with the Comal County Flood Damage Prevention Order. Construction of the proposed improvement with the regualtory floodplain must commence within six months of the permit issuance.
The third permit is a Private Improvement in the Public Right-of-Way (PIPROW). This permit is typically obtained whenever the final driveway that attaches to a county road is installed.
A fourth permit may be required from the fire marshal for certain building construction or improvements.
Constructing improvements without the necessary permitting is typically a criminal offense.
— Thomas H. Hornseth, PE., Comal County engineer
LAURA McKENZIE I Herald-Zeitung
To submit ideas for Navigating the System, email [email protected]
Be sure to include your name and contact information in case we have any questions about your request.
Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following individuals between June 21 and June 22:
♦ Joe Anthony Aguirre, 22, New Braunfels, assault causes bodily injury family member, violate bond/ protective order
♦ Jacob Leon Burzynski, 19,
Canyon Lake, motion to proceed adjudication theft of property $50 -$500
♦ Agnes Marie Camareno, 40, failure to appear - theft of property under $1,500 2 or more convictions enhanced, bond forfeiture - theft under $1,500 with 2/prior
♦ Brian Kel'y Clanton, 46, Canyon Lake, parole violation/burglary of building
♦ Faustino Collazo, 45, New Braunfels, disorderly conduct discharge/display firearm
♦ Dustin Theodore Comer, 26, New Braunfels, motion to revoke probation -driving while intoxicated
♦ Raina Lee Dolph, 28, Bulverde, assault causes bodily injury/family violence
♦ Austin Gabriel Doss, 26, Austin, theft of service - $20- $500, public intoxication
♦ Ambrosio Eduardo Lopez, III, 24, Austin, public intoxication
♦ Patrick McDonald, 20, Houston, no driver's license, failure to appear bail jumping
♦ Guadalupe Perez, Jr., 34, New Braunfels, public intoxication, failure to appear/bail jumping public intoxication
♦ Ashly Ann Ramirez, 22, New Braunfels, public intoxication Rogelio Ramirez, 52, New Braunfels, criminal mischief impair/interrupt public service
♦ Jimmy Anthony Serenil, 45, San Antonio, theft $20,000 - $100,000, revoke probation/theft of property $1,500 - $20,000
♦ Dylan Noe Touchstone, 22, Austin, possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia, bond forfeiture
♦ possession of marijuana
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 (830) 625-5144 x 220 or email [email protected]
New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents for 7 a.m. June 17 to 7 a.m. June 20:
♦ June 16,9 a.m., burglary of habitation at the 1200 block of Luckenbach Dr. Civilian Civ
♦ 12:00 a.m., wallet stolen from Schlitterbahn at the 400 block of N. Liberty Ave. Civilian Civ.
♦ June 17,9:14 a.m., male was harassing patrons and arrested for public intoxication at the 4100 block of Loop 337. Investigating Officer R. Whitehair.
♦ 11:08 a.m., male found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia during traffic stop at the 200 block of S. Liberty Ave. Investigating Officer C. Simmons.
♦ 11:52 a.m., common law spouses both claimed to be assaulted by one another at the 300 block of IH 35 S. Investigating Officer J. Sabedra.
♦ June 18,2:50 p.m., female arrested for theft of property from HEB at the 1600 block of State Hwy 46 W. Investigating Officer J. Sabedra.
♦ June 17,2:05 p.m., male was tak-ento hospital for mental evaluation at the 1200 block of IH 35 S. Investigating Officer R. Whitehair.
♦ 2:52 p.m., unknown persons burglarized several RV's at the 3100 block of W. San Antonio St. Investigating Officer R. Whitehair.
♦ 4:16 p.m., female receiving disturbing textmails from ex-boyfriend at the 4400 block of IH 35 S. Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ 4:32 p.m., miscellaneous incident: 59 year-old male passes away at
CNB as a result of lengthy medical history at the 600 block of N. Union Ave. Investigating Officer T. Brinkkoeter.
♦ 4:43 p.m, male jumped off bridge in an attempt to commit suicide at the 4000 block of Loop 337. Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ 6:09 p.m., child custody issues at the 300 block of Primrose Way. Investigating Officer K. Williams. Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ 7:17 p.m., Hispanic male arrested for criminal mischief $1500 to 20K at the 3000 block of FM 725. Investigating Officer T. Brinkkoeter.
♦ 8:39 p.m., license plates recovered from behind business during fire call at the 900 block of State Hwy 46 S. Investigating Officer G. Whitaker.
♦ 8:50 p.m., call received for a family disturbance and it was determined girfriend assaulted live-in boyfriend at the 1100 block of Magazine Ave. Investigating Officer S. Jackson.
♦ 9:18 p.m., female arrested after assaulting her six-year old daughter and 46-year old mother at the 200 block of Loma Vista St.
Investigating Officer C. Scott.
♦ 9:25 p.m., juvenile male arrested at the 100 block of S. Grape Ave. Investigating Officer K. Williams.
♦ 10:11 p.m., assault by contact during disturbance at the 600 block of S. Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer G. Whitaker.
♦ 10:25 p.m., male runs from police after breaking into vehicles at the 1500 block of State Hwy 46 S. Investigating Officer C. Scott.
♦ 9:51 p.m., two bicycles stolen while at the Tube Chute Area at the 100 block of Liebscher Dr. Investigating Officer G. Fuller.
♦ 10:17 p.m., subject broke into vehicle by smashing rear window at the 1600 block of State Hwy 46 S. Investigating Officer C. Adams.
♦ 12:24 a.m., subject stopped for traffic violation, found to be driving while intoxicated and in possession marijuana under two ounces "Blood Search Warrant" at the 900 block of IH 35 S. Investigating Officer V. Rocha.
Vandals damage, steal equipment
Machinery was stolen and vandalized some time last weekend in New Braunfels, police said.
The vandal or vandals caused about $3,500 in damages and theft, said Capt. Michael Penshorn of New Braunfels Police Department.
He said the crimes were reported about 8 a.m.
Monday in staff reports the 600 block
of Oak Cascade, where machinery intentionally had been vandalized. Workers there left for the weekend about 5 p.m. Friday and discovered the crimes about 7 a.m. Monday, Penshorn said.
He said hydraulic gauges were damaged, wire harnesses cut and a 12-volt battery was stolen. A backhoe bucket and other items were stolen, and other damage was inflicted, Penshorn said.
He said police continue to investigate.
PEC allocates $61M in capital credits
The PEC Board of Directors on Monday unanimously approved a resolution pertaining to the allocation of capital credits for 2010.
The board voted to allocate $61,698,631 in capital credits and establish an allocation factor of 0.11730151. The board is expected in October to determine the portion of these allocated funds that will be distributed to members this year.
Allocated capital credits are a record of each member's ownership in PEC, and they appear as an entry on the permanent financial records of the Co-op.
Pet dies when lightning strikes
The Seguin Gazette
A family of six has been displaced from the home after lightning struck early Wednesday morning.
Guadalupe County Fire Marshal Kelly Kistner said the blaze — in the 100 block of Old Zorn Road — took several fire departments to douse.
Five of the six people were home at the time of the fire, Kistner said.
All were evacuated but the family did lose a pet in the blaze, Kistner saicl.
WE WANT YOU
BECOME AN 1-REPORTER
Catch breaking news in action? Email your high-resolution photo and story to [email protected]
Be sure to include your name and a phone number so we can contact you if we have any questions.