New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE
Road work and closures scheduled for this week include:
■ 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Thursday, Loop 337 at River Road, eastbound and westbound, preventive maintenance on signal heads. Signal will be on all-flash. Police officers will assist with traffic control.
■ 5 p.m. Thursday through 5 p.m July 29, Bridge Street between N Walnut Avenue and N. Sycamore Avenue will be closed.
■ 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
► WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA
Upcoming public meetings include:
■ Thursday: Comal County Commissioners' Court, 8:15 a.m.Commissioners' Courtroom, 199 Mam Plaza, New Braunfels
■ Thursday: NBU board of directors, 263 E. Main Plaza, New Braunfels
to download meeting agendas.
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FSA committee nominations begin
Calrfwell-Hays-Comal County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) exec utive director Trey Stoneham announces that county committee election nominations began june 15.
Farmers, ranchers and landowners are ent ouraged to nominate farmer and rancher candidate's to serve on their local FSA county committee by Aug. 1. The areas holding an election this year are the southwestern part of Caldwell County (LAA 3) and all of Comal County (LAA 5).
Elected county committee' members serve
a three-year term and are responsible for making ckx isions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.
"County committee members are a valu-
able asset because they are local producers who partit ipate in FSA programs tnemselves and nave a direct connection to farmers and rant hers in the community," Stoneham said.
Producers can nominate themselves or others as candidates. Organizations that represent minority and women farmers and
NAME OF SUBJECT
Eiband & Fischer Department Store
At the corner of South Seguin Avenue and East Main Plaza. The southeast corner on Main Plaza was first occupied by the Gustav Conrads building. In 1864, Ernst Scherff (also spelled "Sherff") moved his dry-goods business from West San Antonio Street to the Conrads building, according to his papers at Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library at San Jacinto Museum of History.
In 1883, Scherff built a new two-story store in front of the Conrads building. Four years later, he retired, selling his successful dry-goods business to two store clerks — his nephew, George Knoke, and George Eiband.
In 1907, the store was sold to Ernst Eiband, brother of George Eiband, and Emil Fischer. In 1912, they opened "Eiband & Fischer."
The dazzling "modern" department store sported "a skylight in the middle of the roof and a grand staircase to the mezzanine," wrote Sophienburg columnist Myra Lee Adams Goff.
Eiband & Fischer had everything — clothing, hats, china and crystal, farm equipment, livestock feed and more. German farm wives brought in fresh eggs, which were resold in the grocery. There were no cash registers. Clerks placed money in baskets hoisted to offices on
Photo courtesy ol the Sophienburg Museum and Archives The Eiband and Fischer store circa 1917.
the mezzanine. The store thrived until the early hours of March 2,1947.
A salesman visiting Naegelin’s Bakery next door spotted smoke and raised the alarm. New Braunfels Fire Department raced to the store, but the fire had reached the upper floors. Fireman Ernest Alves Jr. died from injuries received during the blaze. He was the first New Braunfels firemen killod in the line of duty.
Eiband & Fischer was never rebuilt.
WHO OWNS IT?
Nothing of Eiband & Fischer is left. The parking lot is maintained by NBU.
— Marilyn Kuehler
ranchers also can nominate candidates. Nominees must participate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election, and reside in the local administrative area (LAA) in which the person is a candidate.
To become a nominee, eligible individuals must sign form FSA-669A. The form and information about county committee elections are available at fsa.usda.gov/elections.
County committees are comprised of three to five members elected by local producers. All new members and alternates will take office Jan. 2, 2012.
Temporary closure set on Bridge Street
The City of New Braunfels announces a temporary road closure in effect from 5
p.m. Thursday ........
to 5 p.m. July 29 on Bridge Street between N. Walnut Avenue and N. Sycamore Avenue.
This will allow for construction of the new roadway as part of the Walnut Avenue proj-
Have you seen a piece of “Hidden History" in New Braunfels you would like to know more about? Send your suggestion to [email protected]
or bring it to the newspaper office at 707 Landa St.
Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following individuals between June 24 and June 26:
♦ Antoinette Abigail Mata, 28, New Braunfels, violate promise to appear/motion to proceed adjudication/theft of property - $20 - $500 by check
♦ April Michelle Mejia, 20, San Antonio, failure to identify giving false/ficticious information, minor in possession -alcohol
♦ Javier Emilio Meraz, 40, New Braunfels, public intoxication with three prior convictions
♦ Victor Joe Mikesh, 30, New Braunfels, assault causes bodily injury
♦ Michael Carl Miller, 34, San Antonio, violate city ordinance - improper disposal of human excrement
♦ Larry Martin Moore, 32,Olympia,
Wash, public intoxication
♦ Dustin Lauren Mugrage, 25, San Marcos, possession of marijuana under two ounces, unlawful use of criminal instrument, driving while license expired
♦ Glenn Alan Nemec, 45, New Braunfels, boating while intoxicated
♦ Tanya Shantell Pavesi, 33, San Antonio, theft $20 - $500 by check
♦ Sabrina Ann Ramirez, 35, New Braunfels, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1 between 1G and 4G
♦ Ronald Francis Richardson, 46, San Antonio, speeding, failure to appear -speeding
♦ Andre Robinson Jr., 18, Richmond, theft of property between $50 - $500
♦ Crystal Ann Rodriguez, 22, San Antonio, theft of property $50 - $500
♦ Ernestina Rodriguez, 31, San Antonio, speeding, failure to appear/speeding, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1 under 1G
♦ Jesus Rodriguez, 51, Austin, driving while intoxicated/open alcohol container, hold for Immigration
♦ Stephanie Eunice Rollings, 51, Austin, bond forfeiture/theft $50 - $500
♦ James Dillion Sargent 37, New Braunfels, violate promise to appear -possession marijuana under two ounces
♦ William Zachary Shipman, 55, Spring
Branch, driving while intoxicated
♦ Cody D. Shurley, 23, Uvalde, possession marijuana under two ounces
♦ William Michael Tate Jr., 24, Canyon Lake, public intoxication
♦ Alexander David Thomas, 23. Waco, public intoxication
♦ Luis Loyola Trejo, 36, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated 2nd
♦ Coty Lee Trumbower, 21, Blanco, public intoxication
♦ Ramon Vargas, 43, homeless, bail jumping and failure to appear, failure to appear possession marijuana 4 ounces -5 pounds, violate bond/protective order
♦ Bianca Vasquez, 21, San Antonio, failure to identify giving false/ficticious information
♦ Johnathan Walton, 20, Belton, driving under influence - minor
♦ Nikolas James Whitbord, 18, New Braunfels, possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication -minor
♦ Jason Christopher Young, 21, Splendora, public intoxication Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following individuals between June 27 and June 28:
♦ Christopher Cole Carter, 22, New Braunfels, criminal mischief - $1,500 -$20K
♦ Christina Lee Chaney, 30, New Braunfels, public intoxication
♦ Mathew Christian Chelf, 22, New Braunfels, criminal mischief - $1,500 -S20K
♦ Jackson Dampier, 20, San Marcos, public intoxication
♦ Jerry Lee Doherty, 48, Spring Branch, driving while license invalid with previous conviction or suspension without financial responsibility
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, contact Managing Editor, Autumn Phillips, at (830) 625-9144 x22Q or email [email protected]
New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents between 7 a.m. Friday and 6:59 a.m. Monday:
♦ 1:43 p.m., serve warrants at Comal County Jail. Investigating Officer L Hildebrand.
♦ 2 p.m., subject entered residence while resident was away at the 700 block of Barbarosa Road. Investigating Officer C. Simmons.
♦ 2:27 p.m., two males arrested for failure to identify giving false or ficticious information at the 500 block of Hinman Island Dr. Investigating Officer D. Sweet.
♦ 2:35 p.m., unknown subject kicked in door of residence at the 300 block of McKenna Ave. Investigating Officer C.
♦ 8 a.m., paddle boat sunk in water at die 100 block of Golf Course. Investigating Officer J. Martinez.
♦ 3:05 p.m., found inner tubes in the roadway at the 400 block of N. Business 35. Investigating Officer C. Peltier.
♦ 4:18 p.m., this is a trespass warning at the 100 block of 1-35 S. Investigating Officer A. Taylor.
♦ 1:30 p.m., miscellaneous incident complainant reports theft at hospital, then later reports property found at the 600 block of N. Union Ave. Investigating Officer J. Bolton.
♦ 7:45 p.m., found property (Methamphetermine) for Destruction Only at the 800 block of FM 306. Investigating Officer G. Walker.
♦ June 24,8:05 p.m., persons were contacted in reference to possession of marijuana and two of three failed to identify at the 400 block of W. Lincoln Street Investigating Officer G. Walker.
♦ 8:04 p.m., miscellaneous incident — road rage at the 100 block of Ohio Ave.
ect. This closure will be in effect for through traffic, 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
For information, contact Octavio Garza, assistant city engineer, at (713)205-6237.
Public’s input sought on city park irrigation
A public meeting will be held in conjunction with the July Fctrks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Landa Haus in Landa Park.
In cooperation with New Braunfels Utilities, Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority and Edwards Aquifer Authority, the City of New Braunfels is conducting a feasibility study on providing reclaimed water for irrigation of a major portion of city parks.
A presentation on the findings of this study will be given at this meeting. A copy of the study is available for public review at New Braunfels Public Library.
Additional tax penalties begin July 1
Beginning July 1, Comal County Tax Assessor-Col-lector Cathy C. Talcott will send the 2010 delinquent tax roll to the co^ty's Ta|cott del inquent
law firm for additional collection efforts.
Beginning July 1, an additional 15 percent will be added to the already existing 18 percent penalty and interest.
As of May 31, 96.43 percent of property taxes had been collected, an increase of 1.27 percent from this time last year.
Payments may be made online by credit card at www.comalcountytaxof-fice.net, by mail (envelope must be postmarked oy Thursday to avoid the additional 15 percent fee), and in person at any of the three tax offices in New Braunfels, Bulverde and Sattler.
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