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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 30, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas $1.50 New BraunfelsOCTOBER 30,2011 y    SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS    1852GREAT DEAL: TODAY’S HERALD-ZEITUNG HAS $489 IN COUPONS ‘ ^ 51ST ANNUAL WURSTFEST BEGINS FRIDAY Jail is an animal tradition A bonding event for NB family By Betty Taylor The Herald-Zeitung There's tradition — and then, there's tradition. For Melanie Ohlen-bus(h and her family — husband Brian, and rhil dren Austin (21), Courtney (19), and ( assidy (14) — Wurstfest has lxH»n a yearly event tor the past 2 I years. But tor this family, the I O-day ft'stival means mu( h mor(> than a trip to the Wurstfest ground«; for good food, good niusK and good fellowship, It means a tri|) to jail, “We've our photo taken at the jail booth ev(TV yeai ,it Wur'^Hcst tor the past 2 I year^», sine (> Austin was born," Melanie said. "I think Austin was H or 9 months old when W'e made th(‘ first W^urstft'st as a tamily." Now, (ome rain or shine, the tamilv .vkvays mei»ts u(> at the photo booth at Wurstfest. See JAIL, Page 7A LAURA McKENZIE | The Herald-Zeitunq Melanie Ohlent)usch holds a button with the first family photo taken with her husband. Brian, and son, Austin, then 6 months old, at iht; Wurstfest Jail Haus in 1990. The Ohlenbusch family has made taking the photos a tradition that now also includes daughters Courtney and Cassidy WURSTFEST The annual celebration of all things sausage opens at 4 p.m. Friday, with opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. The event continues through Nov. 13 at the Wurstfest Grounds in Landa Park. For details, visit The official 201V Wurstfest guide book, complete with a map, is inside today's Herald-Zeitung. ► ON DMV BOARD Area man could decide ■ate ofRebe Ícense plate By Greg Bowen The Herald-Zeitung A New Brauntels businessman will play a major part in det iding whether Texas will offer s[)e-c i a I t y I i t e n s e plates featuring the (Confederate flag. M a r V I n Rush, chairman of tht' New Braun-feIs-headcjuartert'd Rush Enterprises, is a member of the board of directors ot the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. Rush, a Seguin resident, and the other eight mem bers of the DMV board See REBEL, Page 9A VigQ spotli^ts domestic violence Comal County victims who died are remembered By Dalondo Moultrie Ihe Herald-Zeitung Ramona ts[)inoza knew what she was talking alx)ut wh(‘n she told her daughter not all people can change. Fspinoza, who had iKH'n through domestic violence herself, said she knew the ()oor behavior her daughter's boyfriend exhibited would get worse before it got better. "She said 'People do change, mom'," Espinoza said. "I said not him baby, not him." Toni Espinoza died Nov. 17 after spending months in a (oma. Her domestic |)artirer, Albert MedelIin, was later charged with beating and ki ling her. Thursday night; Ramona Espinoza told Toni's story to a crowd of nearly TOO ptx)ple who gathered at an annual candlelight vigil organized by the Crisis Center of ('omal ('ounty. LAURA McKENZIE I Thti Herald-Zeitung Attendees pick up red and white flowers during Thursday night’s vigil for victims ot domestic violence at Landa Park, Red flowers symbolized the victims who were killed by their abusers and the white flowers symbolized the victims who survived. While Toni's case is saddening and brought tears to the eyt‘s of many at the vigil, it is by far the first of its kind, Daniel Perez> executive director ot the crisis center, said in 20TO the center sheltered aliout 260 individuals for about 5,000 nights of shelter. "Then we assisttKl another 1,500 individuals who didn't need shelter but needed things like counseling, legal advocacy, information referral and things like that," Perez said. "We answereci about 900 crisis calls. Those are people in crisis because of domestic violenc e." The center's goals are to ()rovide support servii e tor peop le ex pe r i e n c i n g domestic violente and to end domestic violence, Perez said. He said while* Comal County is beautiful See VIGIL, Page 7A ► i-35 SMASH-UP Alcohol suspectec in CL man arrested, charged with intoxication assault By will Wright The Herald -Zeitung An earlv-morning ac < i d(>nt tied tip lanc's of Inter state* i5 Saturda\ morning, sending one man to the hos pital in c ritit al c ondition <uid another jailed on suspi c ion of intoxication assaull. The New Brauntels PoIk e Department rek\)'^ed .i statement on th(‘ accidcMvt around 10 a,m. Saturday it said polic (* and tire [jttson-nel responded to a two-v(*hic le collision in the* UK) bloc k ot IH- ? i North at a.m. There, they disc ovc'rc'd a 2()0() ford I I SO with si'vere tront end damage and ari 18-whc*ek*r lav ing on Its side bIcK king the outside* lane* ot the northbound <u c ess road. At the ('luad.ilupc* River lurnaround exit ranip u-xit 188), th(> cab ot thc‘ 18-vvhc'eler ,ind its trailer were loc ated. The c.ib was found d.vngling (>vc*r the* sick* ot the c*\it, lartially I)loc king it Po ic (* said their invc'Stigatinn indi{ th(> I ISO, o()eratc'd In <i JS-vcMr-old male trom Canvon I .ikc', had l)(*en trav(*ling in the* inside lane*, The> 18-whe‘ele*r, driven by a (>8-year-old (Orsic aria m<iii, was towing two tr,iile*r'' in another northbound lanc'. Police said the* lord I 1 SO See WRECK, Page 7A WEATHER, 6B DILLON MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY Sunny and cool High: 76 Low AbbV -Classifieds Comics........ Crssisstordi. Forum .......... Obituaries ____ Plflnogr ________ Sports_______________^ ^ ______ TV Voi 158 I No 303 4 sections, 30 pages .20 ID 50 5Ç 4A 3A 5D 56825 00002 $150 THE INSIDE UNWANTED DRUGS DROP-OFF The Comal County Sheriff's Office and New Braunfels Utilities provide drop-off locations Saturday tor residents to anonymously and safely dispose of old and unused medications. — NEWS,2A For breaking news, sports and traffic follow us on Twitter ONewBraiunfelsHZ DESIGNING THE FLESH Local tattoo artists talk about design trends and changing demographics of their New Braunfels customers, and about the resurgence and evolution of military-style tattoos. Ink isn't just for the college crowd anymore. —LIFE, re Become a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan at facebook-conv SEVEN IN A ROW The New Braunfels tennis team captured its seventh consecutive regional tourna-menttitle Saturday, sweeping the two teams it faced in second-day action at the HEB Tennis Center in Corpus Christi. — SPORTS, IB STAGE II WATER RULES Sign up for daily e-newsletter by visiting tlie Herald-Zeiting online: Watering witti a spriiikler or landscape irrigation system is allowed once a week, before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m., based on ttie last digit of ttie address: ■    0,1 Watering day is tVtonday ■    2,3 Watering day is Tuesday ■    4,5 Watering day is Wednesday ■    6,7 Watering day is Thursday ■    8,9 Watering day is Friday Watering with a hose, soaker hose, bucket or drip irrigation system is OK before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m.Every drop of water matters. NBUFind out the latest on landscape watering restrictions at or call (830) 608-8925 for more infomiation. Here is what matters. ;