New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 7, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 152, No. 307 14 pages, 2 sections
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1-35 traffic stop nets $618,000 in
By Bon Maloney
A Mexican national was arrested Wednesday on federal drug charges after he was caught on Interstate 35 allegedly carrying 454 pounds of marijuana worth more than $600,000.
Comal County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Tommy Ward said Jose C. Galindo, 30, was hooked in federal court Thursday on a charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
He is being held without bail.
Ward said the arrest came after Department of Public Safety troopers anti sheriff s deputies stopped Galindo at 3:40 p.m. on northbound 1-35 just south of Ruekle Road.
New Braunfels Police Officer john Sullivan and a drug dog were called to the scene to inspect the 1990 Ford F-250 Galindo was driving. The dog. which is trained to find narcotics, indicated drugs were in the vehicle, Ward said.
The marijuana was found hidden in a compartment built into a framework over the bed of the pickup.
The incident in Comal County wasn't the first time Galindo had been stopped Wednesday.
Earlier in die day, DPS Trooper Ruben Galindo pulled him over south of San Antonio.
“I initially pulled him over for a speeding violation,” the trooper said
The trooper and the suspect share the same last name but are unrelated.
The suspect told the trooper he was driving to San Antonio, and Trooper Galindo released him, but was suspicious of his story.
“That’s all I do is hunt dope,” the trooper said.
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Tracking the news
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LAST WE KNEW: Police were searching for Usa Roxann Sportsman, 41, who disappeared from her Spring Branch home Sept. 3.
LATEST: Sheriffs deputies are still looking for Sportsman. Her 1993 Ford Explorer, license plate TJC-99N, has not been found.
MOT: Anyone with information is asked to call the Comal County Sheriff s Office at 620-3400 or 885-4993.DEWALT CASE
LAST WE KNEW: Edward and Margaret Kearns of San Antonio were arrested in September for allegedly helping their daughter, Suzanne OeWalt, flee with their grandson.
LATEST: New Braunfels police, the Department of Public Safety and the FBI continue searching for DeWalt and her son Jeremy.
NEXT: Edward, 71, and Margaret Keams will go before a Comal County grand jury next week. Margaret. 67, could be charged with interfering with child custody.
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State zeroes CISD’s $255,000 Robin Hood tab
By Dylan Jimdnez
Texas Education Agency notified the Comal Independent School District late Tuesday it is not a Chapter 41 district and wouldn’t have to pay $255,000 in February.
TEA billed CISD $1.4 million in July based on 2002-03 attendance figures for being a property-wealthy district under the “Robin Hood” school finance system.
District officials had been urging TEA to recalculate CISD property wealth with this year’s attendance figures.
Last week TEA lowered the district’s responsibility from $1.4 million to $255,000.
Abel Campos, assistant superintendent for business, said had he assumed CISD owed nothing but expected the news as late as summer 2004.
"We assumed it would happen because they accepted our August numbers,” Campos said.
TEA estimated the district would grow by 92 students from 2002-03 to the 2003-04 school year. By the first six-weeks count, 700 more students attend CISD schools than last year.
“You never know until you do the math,” Campos said.
The district budgeted $242,590 of general fund money to pay the Robin Hood bill, hoping TEA would adjust its numbers. The money will now go into reserves to pay for unexpected expenditures throughout the year.
“It’s Just going to give us a little bit healthier fund balance,” said Dora Gonzales, CISD board president.
The district held an election in Sep
tember to determine how it would pay the money.
CISD could have paid the money directly to a property-poor district or even ceded land to another district.
Voters approved the district’s decision to pay the sum directly to the state. Other options could have tied up the money in other districts or made it more difficult to get the money back, Campos said.
“A poor district may have had a hard time paying us back on a reasonable basis,” he said.
CISD officials project about a 6 percent growth next year. Depending on increases in property values, the district could become a “property wealthy ” district in the future.
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Sausage links past to Wurst present
It’s simple to eat, but making it is hard work
By Linda C. Jacobson
When Martha Saur goes to Wurstfest, she doesn’t leave there until she’s had a plate of sausage with potato pancakes.
And while satisfying her craving for sausage usually is as simple as a trip to the meat market, this time of year, she instead visits Wurstfest.
But Saur remembers a time when folks made their own sausage — something that was not only a way of life, but often essential for survival.
“We didn’t have freezers or electricity back then," the 69-year-old grandmother recalls.
When they butchered a hog on the farm, they always made sausage as a way to preserve the meat for later use.
“We would smoke the sausage until it was dry and hard,” she says. “Then we'd put the sausage in these big old crocks and pour a layer of rendered hog lard on top to keep it from spoiling.”
The large clay crocks were then stored in a cool place like a cellar.
While people like Saur and others from her generation have first-hand recollections of sausage making, many Wurstfest visitors have never seen the process that produces the festival’s namesake.
It’s probably just as well, says Mike
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■ 25 pound of pork
R 1 pound pickling salt
■ 1 teaspoon salt peter
H 1/2 ounce red pepper
G 3 ounces black pepper
■ Mix the irtgredi ems together well. Stuff in cleaned sausage casings. Smoke for one day. Wrap and put in freezer or smoke for three days and let hang until dry
Photos by REBECCA 8. ROQERS/Herald-Zeitung
Diane Palm and her son. Alex, show off Wurstfest for 33 years. Above, left, Kenneth
sausage they're selling at Wurstfest. Their Jones, dressed as Gator fee Clown, enjoys a
Edelweiss Deli has been selling sausage at sausage on a stick Thursday night.