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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 21 Wednesday, October 19,2011 | raFor breaking n«ws, sports and traffic U* U«» iwm»« Bacoma a New Braunfels Heraid-Zeitung Facebook fan at mj Sign up for e-newsletter by visiting ttie ^ Herald Zeiting online, m ► COMING UP INTHE H-Z Thursday Looking for something to do? Check out the Weekend page to see what's happeningFriday Gear up for high school football with previews of local games in the Sports section.Saturday The Herald-Zeltung's Faith pages feature local houses of worship every Saturday, J) Sunday Herald-Zeitung columnist Mike Frtsko puts his unique spin on life's events. ► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE Road work and closures scheduled for this week include: ■    ' ee Street at Walnut Avenue is closed for construction of nev^ roadway lanes, ■    Segum Avenue between Meusebach and East Zink for construction, closed indefinitely ■    W Bridge Street, W Coll Street, Stonewall Street, Cross Street and Lee Street intersections at S Walnut Avenue will be closed until 5 p m. Friday to allow for construction of concrete curbs, gutters and paving of new road-vvay lanes as part of the Walnut Widening Project. ► WH AT'S ON THE AGENDA Upcoming public meetings include: ■    Comal County Commissroners' Court, 815 a m Thursday, 19S Mam Piaza, New Braunfels Agendas wwwco comal.tx us,'agenda htm. ■    Congressman Lamar Smith town hall meeting, 9am Thursday, McKenna Events Center, 801 W San Antonto St, ■    . eadershiD New Braunfels alumni meeting, 11 45 a m Thursday, Landa Haus in Landa Park, ■    River Ad Hoc Committee, 4 30 p m. Thursday at the McKenna Events Center's Meeting Room A, 801 W San Antonio St ■    Comal Counry Commissioners Court, workshop session, 6pm Thursday, Commissioners’ Courtroom, V99 Mam Plaza ■    New Braunfels City Council, 6 p m Monday at City Council Chambers, 424 S Caste 11 Ave Agendas www New Braunfels Herald uZeitung HfRAlDZEiTUMG.COM 707 Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 (8301625*9U4 fax (8301 625-1224 Puhlished on Saturday Sunday mornings and weekday mornmqs Tuesday through Frtday by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (USPS 377-880), 707 Landa Street, or PC Orawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 7813M328 Periodical postage paid at New Braunfels, Texas postmaster Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, PO. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, TX 7813M328 Delivery Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 a m Tuesday through Frtday and by 7 a m Saturday and Sunday can call (830) 625-9144, ext 229 Staff directory Doug Toney Editor and Publisher, Ext 201 doug toney^herald-zeitung com Shawn Lewis Managing Editor, Ext 220 stewisi|'herald-/eitung com Will Wnght Assistant Managing Editor, Ext. 221 wv^nghr® Chns Hoffman Sports Editor, Ext 223 chof1mar>@herald-zeitung com Kate Thomas, Copy Editor, Ext 222 ktfioma [email protected] a Id - ¿eitung c om Greg Bowen, Staff writer Ext 225 gbowen'®hera:ld-/eitung,com Datondo Moultne Staff writer. Ext. 224 dmouttrle<®herald■^e(tung com Laura McKenzie Photographer, Ext. 227 wwngfvt^herald-zeitung com Shannon Myers Advertising Director, Ext, 208 [email protected] com Jeff Fovi/ler Circulation Director, Exi 228 )f0wle r 0hera1 d ■ zeitung c om Rosie WiHingham Business Manager, Ext 202 rwillinghanVSherald-zeitung com Henry Coelto, Production Director, (8301625-5232 [email protected] zeitung com iMPOirrAfirr numbers Classified advertising, call 625-9144, ext 207, display advertising, call 625-9144, ext. 208, obituaries, weddings, engagement, anniversanes, call 625-9144, ext 214 ■    [email protected] ■    [email protected] ■    planner^herald-zeitungcom ■    [email protected] zeitung com ■    [email protected] ■    [email protected] ■    [email protected] HZ Comal man pleads guilty to meth charges ByMondoMoultfIt The Herald-Zeitur^ In the midst (it his jui\ trial Tuesday m a Comal County court, after already having pleaded n(yt guilty, a man changed his mind and switched his plea to drug charges, a countv prosec utor said. Oavid Henrv Reed, 49, admitted to manufacturing methamphetamine and possessing With Intent to deliver m o r p h i n e, said S a m my Mc!Grar>, Comal Countv chief felony prosecutor. Mt( rarv' Mid the trial lx»gan with jury selectiof) Monday, On Tuesday, he read the indict-m(*nts and pleaded guilt) to ix)th counts, McCrary said. The prosecutor put a witness on the stand and sh(Avt>d jurors video surveillance fcx)tagi* from the investigation, then Oistrict ludge C harles Ramsav called a recess, he said. "While we were taking a recess the defendant decided he was guilty, after all," he said. "He pled guilty." M( Crar)' said Reed opefatc'd a meth lab in a trailer at 3046 VitHv Ridge Drive in Spring Branc h aiding with his co-<iE#n-dant Shelbie Marrin, who was sent(»nced F^ec, 1h to seive 40 years in prison. The pair were c hargcxi in August 2(KW. Me Crary' said investigators served a sear( h warrant on the niDDKN Hisroin NAME OF SUBJECT Devil's Backbone BACKGROUND At New Braunfels Post Office is an oil painting of Comal County with a leering Devil, his pointy horns, ears and chin marking a place that's reportedly haunted: Devil’s Backbone Located 13 miles northwest of town where Comal and Hays counties meet, Devil's Backbone IS a perilous, 1,274-foot razorback ridge topped by Ranch-tO'Market Road 32 During the mid-1KX)s, a stagecoach line along "the Backbone" led to Fischer, a supply center between San Marcos and Blanco. On old American Legion maps, the road is also "Skyline Drive," connecting Purgatory Road and Fischer's Store In between is "Devil's Cutoff," the road to Hancock, now a submerged ghost town under Canyon Lake. The valley below RM 32, reports "New Braunfels Sesquicentennial fvlinutes," is "Devil's Hollow" During the day. Devil's Backbone boasts sweeping views of deep, rugged terrain and rocky limestone outcrops. But at night, ghost stories give the Devil his due, Because Kiowa, Comanche and Apache tribes once lived around local natural springs, ghost^hunters believe ancient spirits D£Vit'5 Xjî /'■    «ÍL. “i H()OKI.\(;.S Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked tfie following individuals between Oct 17 and Oct 18: ♦    Billy Alfred Coleman, 37, New Braunfels, speeding, driving while intoxicated, expired license plates, failure to appear - speeding, no driver's license ♦    Jesus Andres Cueva, 37, Dallas, violate promise to appear -    driving while intoxicated, hold for Immigration & Customs Enforcement ♦    David Ronald Ford, 38, Canyon Lake, failure to yield right of way ♦    Thomas Wayne Gnffm, 31, Canyon Lake, motion to revoke -reckless driving, motion to revoke -    theft of property between $500 and $1,500, motion to revoke -burglary of habitation, two counts motion to revoke - credit/debit card abuse ♦    Douglas Edward Hodges, 36, Canyon Lake, theft of property between S50 and $500, failure to maintain financial responsibility, two charges, expired/no motor vehicle inspection, expired registration ♦    Dylan Wayne Johnson, 17, New Braunfels, possession of maniuana under two ounces ♦    Richard Wayne Jones, 29, Dripping Springs, motion to revoke probation - possession of marijuana between four ounces and five pounds ♦    Rachel Morales Juarez;, 55, New Braunfels, assault by contact ' family violence ♦    Jesus Ramos, Jr, 21, McQueeney, theft of property between $50 and $500, possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦    Buddy Ryan Stringer, 17, Canyon Lake, minor in consumption Under the U. S Constitution, any person/defendant is considered innocent unttl proven guilty If any person is found nor guilty or had the charges dropped before the State proceeding to trial and would like that finding published m the Herald-Zeitung, contact Managing Editor Shawn Lewis at (830) 625 9144 x 220 or email [email protected] HLOn'KU New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents between 1 a.m. Sunday, Oct 16 and 6:59 a.m, Tuesday, Oct 18; ♦    1:40 a m,, disturbance led to public intoxication arrest and violation of protective order m the 100 block of Morales Ct. Investigating Officer M. Smith. ♦    2:58 a.m., suspect damaged property, grabbed his wife and then left the area in the TOO block of Doeppenschmidt Rd. Investigating Officer G. Hays. ♦    4:51 a m., two intoxicated males in mutual fight in the 500 block of E Torrey St, Investigating Officer S. Powell, ♦    6:35 a m., assist Seguin Police Department in the 600 block of N, Union Ave, with stabbing case that occurred in their jurisdiction. Investigating Officer G. Walker. ♦    8:34 a.m., pistol located by hotel staff in vacant room in the 1100 block of N Business 35. Investigating Officer D. Dohrn, ♦    9:04 a.m., burglary of a motor vehicle in the 900 block of Divine Way. Investigating Officer C Adams, ♦    9:21 a.m., burglary of a vehicle in the 900 block of Divine Way, Investigating Officer C. Adams. ♦    11:06 a m., male arrested for possession of marijuana during Ptioto submitt.«! This is the Devils Backbone oil painting that currently hangs m the New Braunfels Post Office, roam the land Devil's Backbone Tavern, built in the 1930s atop Indian campgrounds, claims to be haunted Author Bert M Wall has written several books of "Backbone" ghost stone's. The legends include Confederate soldiers, galloping horses, apparitions, waiting voices, howling wolves. Legends also say "Devil's Backbone" came from "diablo espinazo" (devil spine) or "diablo espinoso" (dangerous devil), a 1750s nickname given by workers to an abusive Spanish priest. Marilyn Kuehler Have you seen a piece of “Hidden History" m New Braunfels you would like to know more about'? Send your suggestion to [email protected] or bring it to the newspaper office at 707 Landa St traffic stop in the 1200 block of N. Business 35. Investigating Officer G. Walker. ♦    1:47 p.m., theft from outside of a residence in the 2300 block of Megan St. Investigating Officer C Adams ♦    2:28 p.m., mate arrested for possession of manjuana dunng traffic stop in the 1200 block of 1-35 N Investigating Officer 0. Dohrn ♦    3:32 p.m., bag left in bed of truck stolen while victim was shopping; reported at 1400 S Segum Ave. Investigating Officer G, Walker. ♦    4 59 p.m., subject arrested for outstanding New Braunfels Municipal Court warrants in the 1600 block of W Mill St. Investigating Officer J fylaboney. ♦    10:52 p.m., spouse reports assault by husband and refuses to pursue charges in the 700 block of Village Way, Investigating Officer G. Hays. ♦    Oct. 17, 6:30 a.m., vehicle was entered and items were taken in the 1600 block of IH 35 N. Investigating Officer R Whitehair ♦    9:09 a.m., report of a stolen television in the 1000 block of Ashberry Ave. Investigating Officer J. Sabedra. ♦    9:20 a.m>, license plate stolen from rear of passenger car in the 600 block of N Business 35. Investigating Officer S, Powell, ♦    11:08 a.m., adult male arrested for theft and possession of man-juana in the 1000 block of IH 35 N, Investigating Officer R, Whitehair ♦    7:09 p m., older male pumps gas then leaves the area in the 900 block of Loop 337 Investigating Officer J Bolton. ♦    8:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered vehicle and took items in the 2100 block of North Ranch Estates Blvd. Actual incident occurred Oct. 16. Investigating Officer J. Martinez. traik^r and disccM*rf>d materials for an illicit opHpration: Reed admitted to investigators at the time of his arrest that he operated the lab, McCrary said. He said the case vyill now’ to a penalty phase and Reed those Ramsay to dc'temiine his sentence. Rc>ed fac es 15 to years or life in prison on the methamphetamine charge, and five to years or life on the morphine. Stabbing victim stil critical By (Mondo Moultrie The Herald'Zeitung A man who rushed inti) a New Braunfels hospital Sun-dav mornine aft(*r ap()arent-K Ix'ing staDbc'd in Seguin was flown to another nos-pital in critical condition, a spokesman for the Seguin Police Department saif, Police said I ee Lamar lackson, 23, was alleged to have bi'f'n stahbc'd several time's while in the 4{K) bloc k of West Irelanrl in St'guin, according to a written state-mi^ntSPD releas(*d Monday night. The rc4ease said representatives at ( hristus Santa Rosa H ()S[) 11 a I - New H raun t e I s (onta( ted SPf) alter |at kson arrived thc*re with injuries. Police went to the hospital <ind learnt‘d Jackson apparently had bc'en involved in an altercation with several males at a IcKation, but had bc‘en stal)bed VV(*st Ireland Strc^et, th(' release said. lackson ihut to New' Brauntels and vvcMit to ( hris^ tus, Seguin [X)lice said. His in)uries re(|uire(l lackson to be flown in a helicopter to Brooke Army Mt'dical ((vn-ter in San ,‘\ntonio. Seguin [)olice continut' to mv(‘stigat(‘ and ask anvone w ith intormation to call SPD at (8i0) .Í79-JI2C or (")uadalu()e (’ounty ( rime Stoppers at l8U)i UlMIPS i8477) or toll Iree at (877) 4()i-TlPS (8477). COHIIKCTTON Information ifu luded in Sunday's edition ()t the Her-ald-Zeitiing was mcorrc^t. An article headlined "Night Stalkings" listed names ot actors in a prc'sen-tation at ("omal ( emetery. C harles Stephi'ns said he did not particij)ate. 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