New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Commissioners to appoint redistricting committee
Matters of Public Record
By Greg Bowen
County commissioners on I hursday will consider appointing a redistricting committee to help redraw the boundary lines of Comal County’s four commissioner precincts.
The committee will review a draft map submitted in late April by consultant David Guinn of Baylor University, who was hired to update the precinct maps based on population growth in the 2010 Census.
The redistricting committee will advise commissioners on possible changes to the draft map and take part in a public hearing before the final precinct boundaries are approved by commissioners, Guinn said during an April 26 commissioners’ meeting.
Federal law requires the populations of each of the four precincts to be roughly equal, Guinn said. The ideal would be 27,118 citizens per precinct to accommodate the county’s new population of 108,472.
But Guinn's draft map includes a smaller precinct population headcount in Commissioner Greg Parkers Precinct 3 to keep its percent-
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age of minorities high. That's because federal law also requires the rights of minorities to elect their preferred candidates must be protected in the redistricting process, according to Guinn.
In the draft. Parker’s 59 percent minority precinct was assigned roughly 1,300 fewer residents than the other precincts. Parker has said he favors adding 1300 from other precincts to his district, rhat would equalize precinct populations while keeping his district ’s minority population high enough to pass muster with federal regulators, he said.
Guinn's draft map also would shift some residents of the Spring Branch area from Commissioner Ian Kennedy's Precinct 4 to Commissioner Scott I laag’s Precinct 2.
It would move some residents in I laags Precinct 2 living south of WaJmart in New Braunfels into Parker’s Precinct 3. The draft also has a small area near Eikel Street and Walnut Avenue shifting
into Donna Eccleston’s Precinct 1 from Parker’s Precinct 3.
Guinn said he hopes the process will be completed by Aug. 1.
Commissioners on Thursday also will:
• Discuss upcoming public meetings designed to introduce the fledgling New Braun-fels-Seguin Metropolitan Planning Organization’s preliminary regional transportation plan project.
Last December, commissioners approved county par-ticipation in the MPO and allocated $ 18,000 to help fund the organization, which will inform state and federal trans-portation officials about which roads are needed and wanted locally.
MR) members also include New Braunfels, Seguin and Guadalupe County.
A local meeting on the MPO’s transportation plan project is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 18 at New Braunfels Civic Convention Center.
• Meet behind closed doors to discuss litigation related to CH2M Hill, the engineering firm that was fired by the county after developing the initial dam design for the Krueger Canyon Dam project.
Police indicate speeding as cause of Saturday motorcycle crash
From staff reports
Speeding might have led a San Angelo man to crash his motorcycle Saturday night in (omal County and he flown to University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, a Department of Public Safety spokeswoman said.
Thomas Brandon Coleman, 25, fell off the hike in the area of
Mountain Laurel Drive and Lost Fawn Drive, she said. He suffered injuries to his head and body, and rescuers flew him to the hospital, where a spokesman said Iliesday that he was discharged from the hospital Sunday.
The crash happened about 8:25 p.m. Saturday as Coleman drove east on Mountain Laurel,
I il’S’s preliminary investigation
shows. That investigation also points to Coleman’s driving too fast for a curve in the roadway, the DPS spokeswoman said.
She said he put the motorcycle down on its right side and fell off. The bike flipped onto its left side and skidded off the north side of the roadway, she said.
DPS is in the early stages of its investigation.
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Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels end Comal County booked the following between May 9 and May 10:
♦ Johnny Joe Aguirre, 30, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated
♦ Nathan Paul Alderete, 21, Cibolo, criminal trespass
♦ William P. Beeton, 39, Spring Branch, motion to revoke probation-theft $20K/$100K
♦ William Robert Bickham, 55, New Braunfels, child support, failure to appear/violation probation-theft of service, bond forfeiture-violate probation-theft of service
♦ Donna Kay Davis, 49, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid
♦ Adan Garza, 20, Cibolo, violate city ordinance-jumping from bridge
♦ Lisa Marie Gregory, 41, Schertz, motion to proceed adjudication-possession of controlled substance penalty group 1 under 1 gram
♦ Matthew Wajciech Knaszak, 31, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated
♦ Roy Henry Lieck, 70, Spring Branch, fictitious counterfeit inspection or insurance document for display, fictitious inspection insignia, expired registration, no proof financial reponsibility
♦ Cynthia Denise, 52, Canyon Lake injury to a child/elderly/disabled wth intent bodily injury, assault causes bodily injury
♦ Charles Franklin Rickard, 22,
New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated /open alcohol container
♦ Aubrey Wayne Rogers Jr., 38, Canyon Lake, driving while license invalid, failure to appear
♦ Jaime Christopher Sanchez, 27, San Antonio, driving while intoxicated
♦ Jeremie Sanchez, 39, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid with previous conviction or suspension without financial responsibility, possession of drug
♦ Justin Michael Schiller, 24, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid with previous conviction or suspension without financial responsibility, no driver's license, no license plate light disorderly conduct/fighting with another, failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid
♦ Andrew Lee Schuetz, 35, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated-3rd or more
♦ Brandon Westley Valdez, 29, San Marcos, possession of marijuana under two ounces
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New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents from 7 a.m. May 6 to 659 a.m. May 9:
♦ May 6,10:45 p.m., verbal disturbance at the 800 block of 1-35 S. Investigating Officer C. Wilkins.
♦ May 7,12:01 a.m., traffic stop resulting in three arrests for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at the 100 block of W. Jahn St Investigating Officer A. Taylor.
♦ 12:17 a.m., female arrested during traffic stop at the 400 block of N. Business 35. Investigating Officer 0. Trahan.
♦ 8:09 a.m., driving while intoxicated/ public intoxication - traffic stop from a suspicious person call at the 1500 block of 1-35 N. Investigating Officer D. Trahan.
♦ 7:42 a.m., unknown subject bent gas doors on two vehicles and water was left running overnight at the 100 block of S. Union Ave. Investigating Officer G. Anderson.
♦ 11:42 a.m., aggravated assualt (displayed weapon) at the 1500 block of W. Mill St. Investigating Officer R. Gardner.
♦ 3 p.m., male was assaulted by his wife when she sprayed him with wasp spray at the 300 block of Briarbend Drive. Investigating Officer M. Aguirre.
♦ 4:23 p.m., an empty suitcase was left in the Olive Garden parking lot at the 1300 block of 1-35 N.
Investigating Officer M. Aguirre.
♦ 5:14 p.m., driving while intoxicated arrest at the 100 block of E Coll St Investigating Officer A. Taylor.
♦ 5:15 a.m., unknown person(s) entered the complainant's residence and stole her rent money at the 1100 block of Sunrise. Investigating Officer C. Martinez.
♦ 5:22 p.m., female turned in forged prescription; not on scene at time of officer arrest at the 1200 block of N. Business 35. Investigating Officer S. Walker.
♦ 6:43 p.m., false unlawful use of motor vehicle and later a disturbance lead to public intoxication arrest at Christus at the 300 block of Aquatic Circle. Investigating Officer L Crawford.
♦ 7:10 p.m., male passenger arrested for possession of marijuana under two ounces and drug paraphernalia at the 200 block of Comal Ave. Investigating Officer C. Wilkins.
♦ 7:15 p.m., female hit in head with beer can and sustained lump on head; no damage to any vehicle; no witness to actual assault at the 100 block of S. Liberty Ave. Investigating Officer C. Wilkins.
♦ 7:32 a.m., truck burglarized after hide-a-key was located by subjects and used to gain entry at the 100 block of Liebscher Dr. Investigating Officer L Crawford.
♦ 4 p.m., unknown person(s) entered the complainant's vehicle and stole items at the 300 block of Willow Ave. Investigating Officer C. Martinez.
♦ 8:29 p.m., subject found intoxicated in public at the 100 block of W.
San Antonio St Investigating Officer C. Adams.
♦ 8:31 p.m., found debit card at the 1000 block of S. Seguin Ave.
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08:35 p.m., disturbance lead to public intoxication arrest at the 600 block of N. Union Ave. Investigating Officer G. Walker.
♦ 8:37 p.m., wallet located at the Tube Chute at the 100 block of Liebscher Dr. Investigating Officer L Crawford.
♦ 8:35 p.m., male was arrested for public intoxication after a verbal altercation with friend at the 1300 block of E. Common St Investigating Officer C. Penniman.
♦ 8:40 p.m., car keys were left on the counter and another male took them at the 1200 block of I-35 S. Investigating Officer T.
♦ 9:05 p.m., someone got struck in the face by the subject at the 200 block of W. Merriweather St Investigating Officer A. Taylor.
♦ 9:27 p.m., male arrested for public intoxication at the 200 block of W. Merriweather St. Investigating Officer A. Taylor.
♦ 9:44 p.m., theft of a woman's purse at the 1600 block of State Hwy 46 W. Investigating Officer C. Wilkins.
♦ 10:02 p.m., hit and run private property accident at the 1200 block of Huisache Ave. Investigating Officer M. Christian.
♦ 10:29 p.m., subject arrested for driving while intoxicated at the 1600 block of Loop 337. Investigating Officer G. Walker.
♦ 10:10 p.m., lost property reported at the 1400 block of S. Seguin Ave. Investigating Officer A. Taylor.
♦ May 8,12:00 a.m., physical altercation between neighors at the 1500 block of N. Business 35.
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