New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 22, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Police nab alleged actor of car thefts
wa* recovered from the actor’s truck, Douglas said.
A hammer, allegedly used for breaking car windows, was also found, he said.
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A New Braunfels man remains in the Comal County Jail today after being caught in the act of allegedly burglarizing vehicles at a local motel early Friday morning, said Cape. Ray Douglas, New Braunfels Police' Department.
Robert Raymond Wittmann, 36, of the 200 block of N. Santa Clara Avenue, had not yet been magistrated as of presstime.
“Officer Bill Spence arrived at the Oakwood Inn at 2:40 im. and saw a car with the window broken out and then saw a pickup truck parked behind a Lincoln Continental," Douglas said.
Douglas said the officer saw the actor half inside a car window. The man jumped in the truck and tried to get away but officers blocked his path and apprehended him. Approximately $900 in property from three vehicles
Robbery by assault
A robbery by assault of a pizza delivery man was reported in the 2500 block of West Katy Street late Thursday night, Douglas said.
“A Domino’s Pizza man made a delivery of two pizzas to two Hispanic subjects standing outside the residence," Douglas said. "They threw him down, kicked him and hit him with what he believed to be a stick. He was beat up and his eye was swollen but was not seriously hurt.”
The two pizzas and an undetermined small amount of cash were taken in the assault which occurred at 11:40 p.m., Douglas said.Crop Walk this Sunday
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
New Braunfels resident Robert Krueger, a former congressman and current state railroad commissioner, will kick-off the 1991 Crop Walk on Sunday Nov. 24 at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, said Gary Braize, spokesman.
The church is located at 373 Howard St. near Landa Park and across
from Sccle Elementary School.
“Registration will be from 1:30-2-00 p.m. and Bob Krueger will speak about 1:50 p.m ,” Braize said.
"The Crop Walk is a tradition in New Braunfels, we have done it ai least for the last five years continuously and it’s been done on alternating years before that,’’ said the Rev.
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Three NBU workers escaped serious injury Thursday
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Workers fall while putting up lights
Food drive continues
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung’s Cheer Fund drive now has raised $1,871.74.
The goal of the drive is to raise money lo provide Christmas dinners to local residents who are less fortunate.
Daily updates of how much
By ROBERT A. STEWART Staff Writer ,
Three New Braunfels Utilities employees putting up Christmas lights on the Comal County Courthouse Thursday sustained minor injuries when the crane basket truck they were in fell over.
David Staats received injuries to his head and hip while Kevin Seidel received injuries to his knee, said Preston D. Kennedy, chief electrical engineer at NBU.
John Green was operating the vehicle at the time of the accident bu "'n* not injured. Kennedy said the men did not think their injuries were serious enough for hospitalization but company officials
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The crane boom of Ute tuck was
emended diagonally 55-60 fete, NBU officials estimated The distance of the fall was about 40 feet.
There was no damage done to the courthouse. A large wrecker from MG * wrecker service was used in conjunction with a smaller crane truck from NBU to return the vehicle to an upright position.
“It (the fall) was just real slow, they were already lowering the basket when it came down," said Gregory Hildebrand, an NBU employee. "They stayed in the basket. They hit hard — they hit real hard."
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The New Braunfels Hcrald-Zeiuing wishes "happy birthday" today to Shawn Hornbeck, Keith Moore, Margaret Herbrich, Lillie Baer weld, Lupe H. Dominguez Sr. and Roger Carson.
Birthday wishes on Saturday to Izjrine Start/, and Raven Gomez.
Anniversary wishes to Loony and Susan Simmons, Danny and Linda Valdez, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Fey, and Daniel and Pepper Gutierrez.
Anniversary wishes on Saturday to Doug and Barbara Miller and Herb and Linda Bockholt.Memorial Service
Hospice New Braunfels invites the public to the sixth annual Memorial Service at 2 p m. Dec. I at St. John’s Episcopri Church, 312 S. Guenther. The brief service, in honor of those patients who
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Precinct commissioner running for reelection
By LARRY ROW!
Precinct I Commissioner JI*. "Jumbo" Evans announced Thursday th* ha will run for a fourth term after ll years on the Comal County Commissioners Court.
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"I’m particularly proud of Ute way we've been able to improve the capabilities of the road department"
He named emergency services, water conservation, and protection of the water supply as other areas he would address if reelected.
Evans aiao emphasized that he considers the office to ba "a fulltime responsibility."
He said ha left his position as a real estate broker In 1911 because ha found thai ha could not spilt His Oms between thai job and the com-missioMrs court.
"Some people are inclined lo think, I guess from • leek of bifer ntffUm m what Ii Involved, thin our dut ies tiKwd to OM meeting a week, Rid of coum it goes mr beyond that," ba Mid.StammtischGood Day
County studying new voting precincts
By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer
The Texas Legislature’s recent redistricting plan may force Comal County to create eight new voting pre tincts, at least one of which is Kus peeled to be unpopulated, county commissioners said Thursday.
"They drew lite lines in a fashion that requires that we sci up additional voting precincts," said Precinct I Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo" Evans
"They’re very thinly populated, and in one instance, we’re not even sure that anyone lives in the voting precinct."
Katy Davis, spokeswoman for the Secretary of State, said tire Texas Election Code requires dial in a general election there be a polling place in each precinct, as well as a precinct judge who lives there.
This of course becomes a problem if a precinct has no residents.
“I guess we’re going to have to find
a way to reconcile these things,” Davis said.
Moreover, creating new polling places would cost money, and “to operate a polling place ut rather expensive," said Precinct 4 Commissioner Moms “Moc" Schwab said.
He said the precinct they suspect to he uninhabited is an area about a half of a mile wide on the southeast edge of the county.
I he Texas Const i union require*
that after each U S. Census every IO years, precinct lines must be redrawn to accommodate shifts in population. Davis sud.
The state Senate, House of Representatives, county commissioners and other elected bodies must each redraw their separate districts to fit each other so that each voting precinct has a single set of candidates, she said.
Mary Hitch, commissioners court
administrator, said the commissioner* submitted their redrawn precincts to the Justice Department in September.
But shortly after, the Senate created lines that were not exactly in accord
with the commissioner's. she said.
"We had yurs rn place and sent in to
the Justice Deparunem. and then they dropped this on us." Schwab sud.
OffiGirtof ths New Braunfels Middle Si hooVOakRun School Colt* in Achoo anti drug abote group preaent HOO to Nancy Ney, director of Ute Teen Connection The presentation locka off the 'Great Penny Pick-Up* campaign to ralae 0 million pen mea for an art therapy program at I een Connection Pictured are Richard Crenweige, Shannon Millet, J P. Wilkins, Stephen Rodriguez, Brad Boucher, Kyle Heneau and Ney To donate pennies drop by Teen Connection at 1414 W San Antonio 8t (Photo by Robert Stewart)