New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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► COMING UP IN TH E H-Z
Gear up for high school football with previews of local games in the Sports section
The Herald-Zeitung's Faith pages feature local houses of worship every Saturday
LIVING; Two area clubs are devoted to
raising, caring for orchids.
Catch up with what happened over the weekend in New
Braunfels and Comal
► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE
Road work artd closures scheduled for this week include;
■ Lee Street at Walnut Avenue is closed for construction of new roadway lanes.
■ Seguin 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 roadway lanes as part of the Walnut Widening Proiect,
■ The intersection of W Mill Street at N:
Walnut Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. Oct.
24 until 5pm Nov 11 to allow for construction of a water line and roadway lane as part of the Walnut Avenue Protect.
► WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA
Upcoming public meetings include
■ Comal County Commissioners' Court, 8:15 a m. ioday. 199 Mam Plaza, New Braunfels Agendas' www.co comal tx us/agenda htm
■ Congressman Lamar Smith town hall meeting,
9 a m today, McKenna Events Center, 801 W San Antonio St
■ Leadership New Braunfels alumni meeting,
11 45 a m today, Landa Haus m Landa Park.
■ River Ad Hoc Committee, 4 30 p m today at the McKenna Events Center's Meeting Room A, 801 W San Antonio St
■ Comal County Commissioners Court, workshop session, 6 p m. today. Commissioners' Courtroom, 199 Mam Plaza
■ New Braunfels City Council, 6 p m Monday at City Council Chambers, 424 S Castell Ave. Agendas wwwci new-braunfels tx us/Archive
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Vehicle biiri^aries haunt subdivision
While invpstigatihg the report of a vehicle burglciry Sunday in New Braunfels, |K)lice learned of a setond, similar c rtme in th(* ar(’a, a [)olice spokesman said.
Both c rime'' resulteif in losses of small amounts of c ash, said Lt. Heath Pui\'is of New Braunfels Police f)epdrtm(‘nt.
About 9:0'i a.m., an NBPD offiter res(X)ndt‘d to a c all for a vehi( le burglarv' at th(> inters(»ction of North Ranch Fstates Boulevard and Oivine Way, Purxissaifi A vvitness said he was driving in the area
and noticed a purse and its contents scattered on a sidi’waik, Purvis said, I le s<iid a re*sp<[)nding officer looked in the purse and realizcnH the owner livc'd just down the Str(*et.
In the ()urse were a wallet, driver's license, fligital t amera and other f>erson-al t‘ffec ts, f’urvis said. He said the purse's owner check(*d ht*r sport utiiity vehit le and realizt'd she had left it unlockefi overnight with her purse inside. The woman said someoni* had rummaged through the vehii le fnit only took the purse and from if onK $S ( ash, Purvis
He said while investigafing the SUV burglary the officer was told of a pickup truc^ burglarized overnight in the sanie bkx k. This one hapfx'ned between about 10; VO p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.
Th(‘ truck's owfier said he left it unlocktxl overnight, som€K)ne entered it and stole an und(‘termin(*d amountOf loose ( hange, Purvis said. He said the truck owner notued nothing else missing but told (M)li( (' he vvt)uld take a closer inventory of the vehicle and alert officers if he discov-er(‘fl anything more amiss.
MARK YOLK CALENDAR
Gemischter Chor Harmome will perform in concefl a! 3 p.m Oel. 29 at Eagles Hall, at 247 E South St. The afternoon will feature singing with the Chor. as welt as New Braunfels Village Brass Band and the children's Edelweiss Kinderchor. Tickets cost $10 For more miormation, call (830) 660-0437,
Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked the following individuals between Oct 18 and Oct 19;
♦ Wesley Paul Albright 30, Seguin, driving while license invalid
♦ Victor Galvan Banda, 25, New Braunfels, public intoxication, Immigration & Customs Enforcement hold
♦ Daniel Adam Bowers, 36, Cameron, violate promise to appear criminal trespass habitation/intra-structure
♦ Steven Joseph Carrasco, 33, New Braunfels, motion to adjudicate guilt wrong/fictitious/altered obscured vehicle registration
♦ Cory Charleton Coggeshall, 18, Canyon Lake, possession of controlled substance penalty group T under VG, possession of marijuana under two ounces
♦ Janet Hodge Durgin, 30, New Braunfels, theft by check, five charges
♦ Adrienne L Gravens, 24, San Antonio, driving while intoxicated
♦ Hunter Lee Higgins, 21, New Braunfels, no seat belt, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility
♦ Sylvia Ann Maldonado, 39, New Braunfels, theft by check
♦ Stormy Martinez, 17, New Braunfels, failure to appear failure to attend school
♦ Nathan Gene McDuffie, 41,
Helotes, motion to proceed with adjudication - manufacture controlled substance between 46 and 200G
♦ James Darin Meacham,45, New Braunfels, bench - unauthorized use of motor vehicle, hold for Texas Department of Cnminal Justice
♦ James R Meyer, 26, New Braunfels, possession of controlled substance, penalty group 2, between 1G and 4G, possession of controlled substance, penalty group 1, under 1G, two counts
♦ Shelby Rae Meyer, 24, New Braunfels, possession of controlled substance, penalty group 2, between 1G and 4G; possession of controlled substance, penalty group 1, under IG, two counts
♦ Marjorie Bane Middleton, 17, Canyon Lake, assault causes bodily injun/
♦ Jesus J. Ramirez, 38, Dallas, pos session ot controlled substance, penalty group 1, between 200G and 40GG, Immigration & Customs Enforcement hold
Under the U. S. Constitution, any person/defendant IS considered inno cent until proven guilty. If any person IS found not guilty or had the charges dropped before the State proceeding to trial and would like that finding published in the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, contact Managing Editor Shawn Lewis at (8301625-9144 X 220 or email [email protected]
New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents between 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct 18 and 6:59 a.m. Wednesday, Oct 19:
♦ Oct. 18,811 a.m., wheelchair was found in the 100 block of Silver Spur Dr and secured at New Braunfels Police Department. Investigating Officer R Whitehair
♦ 9 54 am, female ran away from home without permission and was later located in the 500 block of E South St Investigating Officer R Whitehair.
♦ 3:30 p.m., late reported theft of an iPhone 4 in the 400 block of Oak Run Pt. Investigating Officer T Buckley.
♦ 3 33 p.m, subject arrested for felony warrants in the 1400 block of IH 35 N Investigating Officer E Powell
♦ 5 51 pm, runaway reported in the 1400 block of W: San Antonio St. Investigating Officer J Sabedra.
♦ 8:13 p.m, unknown actor entered residence and was scared away by homeowner in the 3000 block of Ginko Cir Investigating Officer J Allison.
♦ 11 01 p m., traffic stop - passenger found to have three New Braunfels Municipal Court warrants. Investigating Officer D. Trahan
Suspect in shooting arrested, another sought
Fiom staff reports
SAN ANTONIO^The Hondo PoIk e [Ìe[).ìrtment and the lone Star f ugitiv(' Task Tori (t SFTII on Wt‘(ln(‘sday arrestc*d d man suspec t(*d in a fatal sh(K)tingon ()( t, 15, but are on th(' loukout tor a second suspect.
A U.S. Marshal's press release saifl both agencies arrestici l(‘onardo Rivas, a sus-
pect in the tatal shooting ol Felix I lores and th(‘ wounding of anotht*r man, in San Antonio around 9: iO a.m. Rivas and his broth(‘r wer(‘ identilK'fi as sus-pi'cts in a sliooting last weekend in Hondo that left one m.in dead and anotht'r severe*ly injured.
Task Ford' Ottiu-rs dev(*l-o|)c*d inlornuition leading tiii'm to a San Antonio address wht*re
Cleaning staff discover handgun in vacant hotel room
By Dalondo Moultrie
A cle<ining staff employee dis-( overed a we<ipon recc'ntly in Ix-dding at a Nc^v Braunlels hotc*l
Your worst nightmare lurks just minutes down the street...
Tlie Mglitware Expertrnent at tlie Bfa Ledge’s • HawrtcJ Howse ^
r(X)m and turni'd it over to officials, a (X)lice s(X)kesman said.
The |)erson who rentc'd the r(X)m prior to the handgun's discover^' denif'd ownership, said • •••••••••••••••
2 TRUNK SHOWS THIS WEEK!
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NB Elks Lodge
Everybody wsicoiiie tor ttiii tpociai avent
For more info 830-625-5217
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leonardo Rivas was tound inside th(‘ home, the release said. Mi( hael Anthony Rivas is currently sought l)y th(‘ Task Force as his c urrent where-aliouts are unknown.
"Rivas is considc'fi'd armed and dangi'rous and we ('ntour-age the publi( to conta( t taw enforcement and not to approach Rivas," the release said.
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Lt. Ik>ath Purvis of the New Braunfels Police [)e()artm('nt.
Purvis s<iid fX)lic(' were cailed aNxut 8; JS a.m. Sunday to the hotel in the I T(X) blcx;k of Business North and a general manager informt'd officers of the discovery. The man,tgc‘r said a small-cal-iber, s(‘mi-automatic pistol tell from the Ix'dding tis the* cleaning crew attencled the rcxMit, Purvis said.
Hi“ said hot(‘l ¡jersonnel contacled the* rcxjm's past (x:cu[)imt, v\Ti() said thc*y did not have a pistol in the rcxmi.
R )lice unsuc cessfull>' tried to contact the prior cxcu-pant, Purvis said.
CIS receives grants for at'fisk pupils
Communities In Sc hooK of South ('entral Texas has received grants from The Brautift'ls Foundation Trust, Najim F.vmily Foundation, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation and The Meadows Foundaticin to benefit Irtcal at-risk students for the current school year.
The* Braunfels foundation Trust grant provides funding for an additional school c ampus. Th(> funding has allowed ('IS to provide* on-campus statt at (^invon Middle School. The* Najim Family Found.itiein grant providc’S funding tor ( IS on-c ampus staff at N(*w Braunfels Middle Sc hool. The Kronkoskv Found,ition grant providc*s funding for a char.u ter de*veloi)mc'nt curric ulum. The* Mc*<ulows Found.ition grant |)rovide*s funding for communitN educ at ion.
(;iS is the nation's lc*acF ing dropout )revention
[)roven to both dc*c rcMse dropout rates .rnd inc rc*asc* gr.Kluation rates.
Voters guide to appear in Herald-Zeitung
On Nov. 8, R'xans will vote on 10 proposed state' c onstitutional amend-mc*nts,
Ne*vv Brauntc*ls residents also will vote* in the* referendum re*garding disposable* containc'rs in the* Comal River. Ballot i.in-guage and pros and cons will be available for all the above* in the 1 c'ague* oi Women Voters' Votc'rs Cjuidc' in Sunday's Nc'vv Brauniels Ile'r.ild-/c'itung.
The publication also will Ix* available at iK)lling [ilac c's and in librarie*s ac ross the county. The* Votc*rs ( luick* IS also availabk* online' at WWW. K\'vte*xas.< irg/lc k a l/c c) malare*a.
The* I eague* ot W( imen Voters is a nonpartis,in [)olitical organization that encourage's informed and ac tive partic i()ation in gov-ernme*nt. The Vote*rs (luicle* presents care-tully researched pros and c ons so that voters can inlorm themselves bc'iore voling.