New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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OCTOBER 2, 2005
A photo retrospective of the 112th annual Comal County Fair activities, events.
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DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS 2,3ERetired NBPD chief injured in wreck
By Ron Maloney
A retired New Braunfels police official and his wife were seriously injured Friday
evening when an allegedly drunken driver sideswiped their motorcycle on PM 306.
Police said former Assistant Chief of Police Doug Dunlap, 50, and his wife Sayde, also
50, were flown to Brooke Army Medical Center with major injuries.
Both underwent surgery Friday night and Saturday and were expected to survive.
They were listed in stable condition Saturday afternoon.
The driver of the vehicle believed to have struck the Dunlaps fled the accident scene, but was found shortly
afterward at a convenience store at the intersection of FM 306 and Fast Common Street.
Police took Mirna S. Abbott, 34, of New Braunfels into cus
tody and booked her into Comal County Jail on charges of intoxicated assault with a vehicle causing serious
See WRECK, Page 3AHARD LESSON TO LEARN
Trial date set for alleged gang leader
By Ron Maloney
A 42-year-old New Braunfels man will go on trial this week on organized crime and drug charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life.
Rodolfo C. Gomez faces first-degree felony charges of engaging in organized criminal activity in connection with drugs, drug paraphernalia and weapons allegedly found Dec. 13,2001, when the Comal County Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force and Comal County SWAT Team raided the Gomez family home, located in the 2000 block of West Bridge Street.
See TRIAL, Page 10A
New Braunfels, Canyon, and Smithson Valley high schools compete in volleyball action.
TIPHER hopes to expand its operations
AT A GLANCE j By Leigh Jones
* What: Planning j Staff Writer
T he Institute for Pub-Commission tl . . , _ ,
meeting I llc Health and Educa-
■ uuu .con I tion Research, best I known for its work at I the Westside Commu-N Where: City j njty Center, is getting
bers 424Sm" = rea^Y to expand its Casten Ave. i operations.
A house on S. Krueger Avenue, which adjoins the center’s existing property, will provide classroom space for the group’s GED and English as a Second Language courses and
See TIPHER, Page 3A
Photos by DAVID INGRAM Herald-Zeitung
Brae Cook, left, helps Madelyn Hansman with her casting technique while Kortlyn Cook isn't so sure about the smell as they attempt to catch catfish in the Elk's Lodge parking lot Saturday morning.
Theft doesnt spoil kids’ fun at fishing event
A FISHY SITUATION Ii Saturday someone suddenly turned up with a lot of catfish, lf you know anything, call the New Braunfels Police Department at 608-2179 or New Braunfels/Comal County Crime Stoppers at (830) 620-TIPS (8477) or 800-640-8422
the New Braunfels Elks Lodge overnight had a very different idea.
Someone drained nearly all the water out of the tank and stole about IOO catfish — almost 200 pounds worth.
The 50 or so fish that remained Saturday morning, (lopping around in a
See CATFISH, Page 8A
RobertTarnovsky, 8, shows off the catfish that he caught without using a pole at the Hill Country chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association's catfishing event Saturday morning.
By Ron Maloney
Kids who went to fishing camp to catch some catfish and learn skills necessary to participate in die world’s greatest sport Saturday learned another lesson instead.
They found out that there are some rotten folks in the world — people who would drain the water from a stock tank and steal the fish.
T he catfishing event sponsored by the Hill Country chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association was to include casting practice, a casting contest, T-shirt decorating and catfishing from a stock tank.
Crooks who visited the site behind
Cuellar: High fuel prices big issue facing country
By Ron Maloney
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar told New Braunfels constituents Saturday skyrocketing fuel prices were die most important issue facing this country.
Cuellar, D-Laredo, whose 28th U.S. Congressional District stretches from the Rio Grande valley to San Marcos and includes portions of downtown New Braunfels, also responded to criticisms that he has more in common with Republicans than Democrats — and
sometimes votes against his own party.
In next year’s primary election, Cuellar faces a challenge from Giro Rodriguez, the incumbent he upended to win his job, and fellow Laredo resident Richard Raymond. Both have criticized him for his support of President George W. Bush in the 2000 election and say he is not a real Democrat.
Cuellar said it is important for both parties to work together to do the country’s business.
“I know we have a lot of Republicans in Comal County, and you know I’m a con
servative Democrat,’’ Cuellar told a full room at a “coffee with the congressman” at Davilla’s barbecue on Lx)op 337. "I get attacked sometimes for being a bipartisan Democrat. I do a very unusual thing — I talk to the other side. I think if we have more communication — if we talk to each other and represent our districts and not just our parties, we’ll get more done.”
During his hour and a half talk, Cuellar hit on his regular themes, encouraging
See CUELLAR, Page 10AGREAT TASTE -'-GREAT TIMES
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar visits with local residents Saturday morning at a meeting at Davilla's Barbecue Restaurant.