New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 16, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16,2007
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By Suzanne Ashe
The finalists for the New Braunfels police chief position met with city leaders and police officers Tuesday.
Robert Mock, a patrol lieutenant with the Houston Police Department, said he and his family love the atmosphere in New Braunfels.
“Its a good community atmosphere,” Mock said. “I like to tailor things around community needs.”
Ronald W. Everett, assistant chief of
■Final selection to be made by Friday, official says
police with the Haltom City Police Department, near Fort Worth, said his family has visited New Braunfels for more than a decade.
“I loved New Braunfels before I applied,” he said.
“It’s a unique city and I love the her
Ronald W. Everett
City Manager Mike Morrison said 72 people applied for police chief before city officials narrowed the applicants down to two.
“I think we have a couple of strong candidates,” he said.
Mock is married and has two young children. He said he has been working to move his family from Houston to a smaller community to raise their children.
“We are looking for ‘home’,” he said.
Mock has worked for the Houston police since 1986, when he joined as a patrol officer, according to his resume.
He worked as a statistician, crime analyst and correspondence liaison
from 1996 to 2002, chief of staff and sergeant of police in support services from 2002 to 2005, and patrol lieutenant, administrative support and acting division commander since 2005.
Everett is also married and has one daughter, who is married and lives in Georgia, he said.
Everett said he wants the position for two reasons.
“It a professional organization here,” he said. “And because of what
See CHIEF, Page 8A
After more then IO weeks of waiting cmd wondering, a local firefighter answered the burning question on many people’s minds Tuesday night.
New Braunfels firefighter Jason Wallace and teammate Jake Keeton came in third place after the two made it through the final episode of the reality television show “Bullrun.” The television show is based on a famous road race that runs from Montreal to Key West, Fla. *
See BULLRUN, Page 8A
2 women injured in Texas 46 crash
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Canyon High School Cougars take the field Tuesday to run through drills during the final week of spring football practice.
Area coaches are putting their teams through the motions during the final week of spring football practices. Smithson Valley will hold its final scrimmage on Thursday, while New Braunfels and Canyon are staging their annual spring games Friday. This week we’re issuing progress reports on each team, taking a look at the Unicorns today, the Cougars on Thursday and the Rangers on Friday.
T\vo women escaped serious injury Tuesday afternoon when their veiiicles collided at the intersection of Texas 46 and Farm to Market 2722.
New Braunfels police officer Gins Peltier said a 72-year-oki woman driving a blue Qirysler minivan on PM 2722 failed to yield the right of way at the intersection.
The van hit a 28-year-old woman driving a Volkswagen Jetta who was traveling west on Texas 46.
Police had not released either woman’s name Tuesday night.
Traffic rn all directions was tied up for about 30 minutes while officers cleared the scene.
Peltier said both accident victims were taken by ambulance to McKenna Memorial I lospital for treatment of minor injuries.
By Mark Koopmans
CANYON LAKE — A month after nearly losing $5,300 to an out-of-town contractor, Randy Gribbin of Canyon Lake knows his newly paved asphalt driveway will “definitely have to be redone.”
“Only this time I’m taking my time and have had several local and reputable asphalt contractors out to take a look at the 4,000-square-foot driveway,” Gribbin said Tues
The Eden Ranch resident said his troubles began in mid-April when he agreed to let an out-of-town asphalt contractor pave his driveway at what he believed was a huge discount.
However, before the contractor finished the project, Gribbin did some research and realized he might be the victim of a scam artist.
“Straight away I saw places looked very thin,” he said of the asphalt on the drive
way. “From a distance it looks pretty, but on closer inspection it’s paper thin and you can kick the asphalt right off the ground. After researching online, I was amazed to find there are people called ‘asphalt gypsies’ who do exactly what was happening to us.” Gribbin contacted his bank, canceled his check and called the Comal County sheriff’s office to file a report.
Detectives from the criminal investigations
See ASPHALT, Page 8A
DAVID INGRAM Herald-Zeitung
Two women were taken to the hospital Tuesday with minor injuries after a minivan collided with this Volkswagen on Texas 46.
Questionable asphalt contractor has left town
Smithson Valley Rangers stretch at the beginning of practice Tuesday.
Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung
New Braunfels High School Unicorns show their strength on defense during practice Tuesday. Friday wraps up spring training for area high schools.