New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 2AHerald-Zeitung — Saturday, May 14, 2011
Walnut work continues next week
From staff reports
Workers on the Walnut Avenue Reconstruc tion Project this week built the forms they’ll use to pour the new section of the deck of the Dry Comal Creek Bridge.
They'll begin tying steel for the deck as soon as elevations are verified, said Octavio Garza, assistant city engineer.
The bridge is being enlarged to allow for a 10-foot- wide sidewalk/hike-and-
bike trail on the east side of the bridge and a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on the west side. Ihe bridge will retain its four 12-foot-wide vehicle lanes as well.
• Garza said crews this week also completed wastewater and water line work on busy West San Antonio Street.
But Thursday’s rain prevented technicians from installing the needed traffic control to shift traffic lanes on West San Antonio.
“We will install the last link of stormwater line early next week," Garza said.
•Work will continue on the new lanes between the Dry Comal Creek and Elliott Knox next week.
• Construction of the stormwater line from Dry Comal Creek toward Landa Street will also continue next week.
The $27.8 million project began last fall and is expected to take about three years to complete.
Clarification ^ss*stant ^ p°sts to° much on Facebook
The editorial, "Dismal early voter turnout is concerning" in the May 13 edition, stated that "under Texas law, in order to get a referendum on the ballot, petitioners must collect 10 percent of the votes cast in the last citywide election."
This is correct in some cases.
But the city charter was changed in 2005 to say, "Qualified voters of the City of New Braunfels may initiate legislation by submitting a petition addressed to the city council which requests the submission of a proposed ordinance to a vote of the qualified voters of the city. Said petition must be signed by qualified voters of the city equal in number to five percent of the number of registered voters in the city."
Petitioners must research the specifics of their potential ballot issue to determine the correct number of signatures needed.
By Ron Maloney
Seguin Gazette Enterprise
SEGUIN — Next time Assistant District Attorney Dtrry Bloomquist conducts a trial, he probably won’t talk about it on Facebook.
Wednesday, 274th Judicial I district Judge Gary Steel held the veteran prosecutor in contempt of court for com-ments he posted on his Facebook page in the wake of the trial of David Brasse and Samantha A. Britain, die Schertz couple who were found guilty on manslaughter charges in connection with the death of Brasse's daughter, Sarah, who died of appendicitis in 2009.
The posting, placed hours
after the April 11 verdict was announced, violated an order by Steel early in the trial not to comment about the case on Facebook while the proceedings were under way.
Steel issued that order after defense attorneys protested a posting by Bloomquist announcing the start of the trial.
In his posting after the verdict, Bloomquist called the verdicts a “happy ending.’’ And that was the problem. While Bloomquist, who works for 25th Judicial District Attorney Heather Miller, had secured a conviction in a very emotional case, it was-n't yet over — Brasse and Britain are still to be sentenced.
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Matters of Public Record
GRAND JURY INDICTMENTS
Jennifer Tharp, Criminal District Attorney, Comal County grand jury submissions, January term, May 11 2011
Assistant Criminal District Attorney
♦ Sarah Jane Cary, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance pg 1 < 1 gram,
♦ Steven Lester Smith, possession of a controlled substance pg 1 < 1 gram
♦ Mark Borden, prohibited substance in a correctional facility possession of a controlled substance pg 1 < 1 gram
♦ George Fuentes, delivery of a controlled substance pg 1 > 4 grams < 200 grams
♦ Dana Leigh Demopolis, delivery of a controlled substance pg 1 > 4 grams < 200 grams
♦ Laurie Ann Larew, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more
♦ Juan Manuel Ruiz, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more
♦ Jorge Luis Cisneros, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more
♦ Carolyn Sue Buratti, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more
♦ Francisco Roias, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more
♦ James Thomas Anderson, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
♦ Edwin A. Ramirez, forgery - 15
counts, theft with two or more previous convictions for same offense
♦ Lupe Gutierrez, theft of property > $1,500 < $20,000
♦ Agnes Marie Medina, theft with two or more prfvious convictions for same offense
♦ Juan Enriquez, burglary of a habitation
♦ Javier Ballesteros, burglary of a habitation
♦ Carlos Escobar, aggravated robbery
Steven de Lemos
Assistant Criminal District Attorney
♦ Ryan Kade Delahunt, arson
♦ Jessica Michelle Gonzales, possession of a controlled substance pg 1 < 1 gram
♦ Nathan Andrew Carter, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance pg 1 < 1 gram
♦ Nicole Denise Strickland, possession of a controlled substance pg 4 > 28g < 200g, prohibited substance in a correctional facility, prohibited substance in a correctional facility
Assistant Criminal District Attorney
♦ Albert Trujano, aggravated robbery
♦ Rod William Woods, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more
♦ Roberto Tovar Castilleja, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more
♦ Michael Amador Carreon, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more
♦ Antonio Garcia Moreno, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more driving while intoxicated with child passenger, driving while intoxicated with child passenger, driving while intoxicated with child passenger
♦ David Maldonado, driving while intoxicated with child passenger
♦ Daniel Sanchez, Jr., driving while intoxicated with child passenger driving while intoxicated with child passenger
♦ Luis E Ramirez-Vazquez, driving while intoxicated with child passenger
♦ Christopher Dewayne Booker, possession of a controlled substance pg 1 < 1 gram
♦ Randall Walker, theft - $1,500 < $20,000
♦ Alfredo Amsdo Rodriguez, indecency with a child - contact — indecency with a child - contact
♦ Alfredo Amado Rodriguez, sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child - contact
♦ David Molina, indecency with a child
Assistant District Attorney
♦ Amando Rios, aggravated robbery, burglary of a habitation, burglary of a habitation, burglary of a habitation
Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following between May 11 and May 13:
♦ Joseph Wayne Acevedo, 20, Canyon Lake, public intoxication Bobby Neal Cowen, 52, San Marcos, failure to maintain financial responsibility, two counts of public intoxication
♦ John Richard Crocker, 24, New Braunfels, assault by contact
♦ Frank Herrera, 53, Somerset motion to revoke probation-theft of property between $500 and $1,500, motion to revoke probation-theft of service, affadavit of surety to surrender-terroristic threat, theft between $1,500 and $20,000
♦ Mary Guadalupe Herrera, 45, Canyon Lake, theft of property between $50 and $500
♦ Kevin Joseph Koopman, 23, New Braunfels, public intoxication
♦ Klayton Joseph Kuntz, 45, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated 2nd, possession drug paraphernalia
♦ Alfredo Lopez, 50, San Antonio, driving while intoxicated 2nd
♦ Eddie Lopez, 27, San Antonio, violate promise to appear possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Vincent Niemietz, 20, San Antonio, falure to identify giving false/fictitious information
♦ Donna Baird Owensby, 52, New Braunfels, motion to proceed adjudication-tampering with evidence count 1
♦ Anthony Jesus Pinon, 32, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated
♦ Chester Joseph Pryde III, 34, Woodlands, consume alcohol beverage prohibited hours
♦ Anaisa Salazar, 17, New Braunfels, failure to attend school
♦ Paul Michael Sanchez, 35, New Braunfels, bench-evading arrest/detention with vehicle, parole violation, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1 between one gram and four grams
♦ Jeffrey Hal Stallones, 36, Bellville, burglary of building
♦ Mark Lane Basche, 30, New Braunfels, possession of marijuana under two ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia
♦ Mark Lin Bromlow, 47, San Antonio, resist arrest search or transport, public intoxication
♦ Sydni Nicole Hubnik, 18, Canyon Lake, credit card or debit card abuse elderly
♦ Christine Michelle Inries, 34, San Antonio, possession of controlled substance penalty group 2 under one gram, possession dangerous drug, possession controlled substance penalty group three under 28 grams two counts, burglary of building
♦ Jonah Innes, 35, San Antonio, criminal trespass
♦ Michael Wayne Mackey, 49, San Antonio, theft/larceny
♦ Arthur Macnutt, III, 31, La Vernia, driving while intoxicated alcohol container 3rd or more
♦ Warren Earl McLeod, 48, New Braunfels, public intoxication
♦ Nicole Raye Mendez, 23, New Braunfels, littering, speeding more than 10% 63/45, assault causes bodily injury
New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents from 7 a.m. May 9 to 659 a.m. May 10:
♦ May 9,8:33 a.m., individual was arrested for driving while license invalid at the 1200 block of 1-35 N. Investigating Officer C. Simmons.
♦ May 7,8 a.m., unknown person(s) damage vehicle door handle at the 700 block of E. Common Street Investigating Officer J. Bolton.
♦ May 9,10:58 p.m, white/male driver was arrested for fictitious reg: inspection, expired registration, and failure to maintain financial responsibility at the 100 block of Creek Drive. Investigating Officer M. Smith.
♦ 10:04 p.m., driver stopped for expired license plate arrested for traffic offenses and warrants for his arrest at the 100 block of Grape Avenue. Investigating Officer C. Castillo.
♦ May 10,12:44 a.m., driver was issued citation for displaying wrong license plate at the 4300 block of 1-35 S. Investigating Officer C. Scott
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♦ Victor Joe Mikesh, 30, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid with previous conviction or suspension without financial responsibility, assault by threat family violence
♦ Zachary Ryan Miner, 19, Schertz, motion to adjudicate guitt-possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Rudy Vellajo Narro, 48, New Braunfels, financial commitmerrt-fail-ure to appear-failure to stop and give information
♦ Jose Buddy Pena, 32, Pasadena, public intoxication
♦ John Robledo, 23, New Braunfels, bond increase-tamper/fabricate physical evidence intentionally impair
♦ Daniel Sanchez, Jr., 30, New Braunfels, violate promise to appear-assault by contact family violence
♦ Priscilla Velez, 27, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid, unrestrained child under five years of age or 36 inches, CPF-assault physical contact
♦ Travis Dean Williams, 30, Canyon Lake, contempt of court
♦ Dustin James Wolf, 20, San Antonio, possession of marijuana under two ounces
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