New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 23, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
arks and Rec holding ‘Green’ workshop
From staff reports
New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a "Going Green Workshop” from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Landa Maus in Landa Park.
Ihe seminar aims to give residents information on how to reduce amounts of disposable waste, how to reuse items, and how to recycle what’s no longer needed.
Hie city’s recycling coordinator, Carol Clark, will provide information about recy-cling resources and the process.
Ihe event is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is not required, but those interested can reserve spots by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at (830) 221 -4370.
MISSING CHILD ALERT
Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following between March 21 and March 22:
♦ Justine Benfer, 22, Schertz, assault public servant, resist arrest search or transport
♦ David Paul Campos, 30, New Braunfels, assault by contact family violence
♦ Aaron Pena Carrera, 30,
Canyon Lake, no insurance, driving while insurance invalid, failure to appear
♦ Stephanietianak Gordon, 20, New Braunfels, no seat belt Vincente Polo Guerrero-Castanon, 27, Austin, no driver’s license, hold for Immigration and Customs Enforcement
♦ Christopher A. Kurtz, 61, New Braunfels, assault by contact (EP0) two counts
♦ Carlos Raymond Laramore, 19, Canyon Lake, evading arrest or detention with vehicle with previous conviction or serious bodily injury, unauthorized use of vehicle, evading arrest detention
♦ Christopher James Luna, 26, Austin, violate promise to appear possession controlled subtance penalty group 3 under 28 grams
♦ Daniel D. Martinez, 18, San Antonio, unlawful carrying weapon prohibited places
♦ John Dustin Ornelas, 28, San Antonio, failing to display Texas driver's license
♦ Michael Rayburn, 36, Marion, driving while license invalid
♦ Roberto Sergio Rodriguez, 24, New Braunfels, violate county ordinance - animal unrestrained 2 offenses, speeding over 10% limt 80 mph in a 65 mph, failed to stop at designated point (stop sign), no driver's license, expired registration
♦ Jose Salinas, 30, New Braunfels, tamper or fabricate physical evidence, manufacture or delivery controlled substance penalty group 1 under 1 gram 2 offenses, possession of marijuana under 2 ounces, violate promise to appear-financial hearing-evading arrest detention, public intoxication, parole warrant
Under the U. S. Constitution, any person/defendant is considered 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 Autumn Phillips at (830) 625-9144 ext. 220 or e-mail aphillips&herald-zeitung.
JOSHUA DAVIS JR
Joshua Davts Jr., 18 months, disappeared from his New Braunfels home on Savannah Hill Circle on Feb. 4 He is the son of Josh Davis and Sabrina Benitez.
New Braunfels Police, Texas
Rangers and FBI agents are actively seeking information on Joshua's whereabouts Call (830) 620-TIPS if you have a tip A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information.
Local author sets part of book in New Braunfels
By J. Louise Larson
After a long career as an investigator for the Air Force, a Garden Ridge man is giving his fictional counterpart a much more dramatic life.
Bob Doerr has taken up fiction writing in his retirement, and his latest book, "Loose Ends Kill,” is set in part in New Braunfels.
He has had three mystery-thrillers published, each with Jim West as a main character — one that he knows something about.
"I modeled West after myself only that I spent my career in the Air Force in the Office of Special Investigations as an agent. That’s about where the similarities stop,” he said.
West’s character has been through a bitter divorce, and keeps getting into the middle of murderous scrapes, whereas I )oerr lives a quiet writer’s life in Garden Ridge where he and his wife, high school sweetheart Leigh, enjoy their grandchildren.
"The life I’ve given Jim West in flashbacks to his military career and current stories are a lot more exciting than it really was in real life for me," he said.
“None of the stories are based on anything real — they’re all pure fiction.”
The first two novels are set in New Mexico, while his latest book, "Loose Ends Kill,’’ takes place in San Antonio and strays up 1-35 to New Braunfels, where Jim West makes a stop at Comal County Sheriffs Office.
“I had to go get addresses, see what buildings were like. I went to see what weapons they carried, what their cars looked like,” he said.
Doerr, 60, came from a military family, and attended the
Bob Doerr holds his new book, "Loose Ends Kill."
U.S. Air Force Academy to launch a career with the Air Force. As a young family man, he started fiddling with fiction.
"I wrote a lot of little short stories just for fun during that time. I wrote one each for my three children as they started reading, and since then for my two grandchildren, but I never got serious in my writing until I fully retired in 2008,” he said.
Doerr’s writing style is to let the narrative carry the story— and the writing.
“I don’t do the outline approach — when I write, I have an idea of the story line, but 1 just start writing and the story just sort of flows as we go,” he said.
“It’s not uncommon to rewrite small portions as I go along, but I usually let it flow by itself,” he said.
His publisher is Total Recall Publications, a small independent publisher in Friendswood.
Doerr’s fourth book is due out later this year, and it will be set in Colorado Springs.
He has signings scheduled at the library at 6:30 p.m. April 5 in Sattler and one at 6 p.m. April 14 at the Schertz library.
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LAURA McKENZIE Herald-Zeitung
New Braunfels Council of Garden Clubs members gatherTuesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.The church is the group's 2011 recipient of the Outstanding Civic Beautification Award. Second place went to McAdoo's Seafood Co. New Braunfels Council of Garden Clubs is comprised of members from Comal, Guada Coma, Four Seasons and Men's Garden clubs.
CISD announces 2011-12 moves
From staff reports
Comal Independent School District on Tuesday announced several personnel moves for the 2011-12 school year.
Merrie Fox will become an assistant principal at Smithson Valley Middle School. Fox, a 1987 Smithson Valley High School graduate, began her career in 1992 at the middle school, serving as a teacher and coach. Fox, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas State, spent the past three years as principal and prior five years as assistant principal at Rahe Bulverde Elementary.
Teresa Rogers, currently a Comal ISD special education instructional coordinator, will
become Rahe Bulverde's new principal. Rogers joined the district in 1995 after serving in various professional capacities in the Lockhart, Hays, Alief and Spring school districts. Rogers has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Tech University.
Other campus administration changes for 2011-12 include:
• Kris Kagey, an assistant principal at Canyon Lake High School, will become assistant principal at Hoffmann Lane Elementary. Krista Moffatt, current assistant principal at Hoffmann Lane, has been promoted to principal.
• Kevin Howell, an assistant principal at Smithson Valley Middle School, will become assistant principal at Bill Brown Elementary. Kim Brann, assistant principal of Bill Brown, has been
promoted to principal at Arlon Seay Elementary.
• Tracy Kottman, now the assistant principal at Tim-berwood Park Elementary, will become assistant principal at Johnson Ranch Elementary. Current Johnson Ranch assistant principal Richard Kreiner will become an administrator at Alamo Colleges-Memorial Early College High School.
• Louise Golden, an assistant principal at Specht Elementary, will become an assistant principal at both Timberwood Park and Specht elementaries.
• Shannon Piles, currently a CISD instructional specialist, will become assistant principal at Startzville Elementary, replacing John Graham, who will become an administrator at the district’s Comal Discipline Center.
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