New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 14, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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SPORTS EASY WINS
Canyon cruises past Lake Travis at home, New Braunfels crushes Lehman. Page 6A
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Save 10 percent off the Chinese and Japanese barbecue buffet at Bamboo Asian Buffet. Page 4A
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Vol. 154, No. 254 16 pages, 2 sections
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DEAR ABBY 48 CLASSIFIEDS BB COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS 46
WWWW!IDetective: Injured man carried pellet gun
By Ron Maloney
Comal County Sheriff’s officials identified the man shot early Saturday when he brandished a weapon at two deputies.
They also revealed that the weapon he used was a high velocity C02 pellet gun — albeit one that looks very similar to an automatic handgun.
Sheriff’s detective Sgt. Tommy Ward identified the injured man as
Irving Wayne West, 48, whose last known address was on Willow Drive in Lake McQueeney.
As of Tuesday afternoon, West was listed in critical but stable condition at Brooke Army Medical Center,
where he was being treated for three gunshot wounds to the upper body.
No charges had been filed against West as of Tuesday The investigation into the I a.m. incident and the circumstances sur
rounding West’s shooting continued.
“We’re trying to find out what got him there, and why he was there,” Ward said.
See GUN, Page 8A
Few speak out as council sets tax rate
By Ron Maloney
It’s difficult to argue with a two-cent drop in the tax rate. Maybe that’s why only three people showed up at Tuesday night’s public hearing on the matter.
As a result of retired debt and a little belt-tightening, New Braunfels expects to be able to lower its effective tax rate to 42.56 cents per $100 — 36.8 cents for maintenance and operations and 5.6 cents for debt service.
The $26.8 million general fund 2006 budget will pay for six new police officers and one patrol clerk, as well as six new firefighter slots for a new station. It will also extend hours at the New Braunfels Public Library and reopen it on Sundays.
The proposed tax rate, while a decrease of more than two cents will raise IO percent more revenue than last year based on higher appraisals and new construction within the city—just a couple of points above the state’s 8 percent rollback rate.
The first reading of an ordinance to adopt
See TAX, Page 8A
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New Braunfels firefighters mourn one of their own
By Ron Maloney
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Chief Jack Wilson, who HHHUHil served New Braunfels as Jack Wi Ison its fire chief from 1982 to 1987. will be conducted at IO a.m. Thursday at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church on I Inward Street.
The service will be a full-dress, ceremonial firefighter’s funeral and will be followed by burial in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery'. (See obituary. Page 3A.)
New Braunfels Fire Chief John Berber served under Wilson, who came to New Braunfels late in his career and serv ed first as fire marshal under Chief Linier Zipp.
“I was an EMT basic and a firefighter,” Berber recalled Tuesday. “I had just come in in 1978 under Chief Zipp and Jack Wilson
See WILSON, Page 3AiMWW.beheardbloa.com
MIXING BUSINESS AND FUN
Business Trade Show opens with a bang
Cooking school offers hints to make life easier in the kitchen
By staff reports
TYying new recipes can be a satisfying adventure, especially when your family raves over the finished creation.
Most recipes offer clear and concise instructions, but once in a while a step in the preparation process will trip you up. For example, do you know what to substitute if you don’t have buttermilk for a recipe?
The Taste of Home Cooking School understands this dilemma and is headed your way with a lineup of recipes that will include an assortment of useful
AT A GLANCE
BWhat:Taste of Home Cooking School
BWhen: 5 p.m. Tuesday
B Where: New Braunfels Civic Center
fl Information: For tickets, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144 or stop by 707 Landa St. in New Braunfels.
cooking hints and tips.
Tile Herald-Zeitung will host die popular cooking event Tuesday at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
Eleven recipes showcasing regional favorites will be presented by Tamra Duncan, a home
economist with the Taste of Home Cooking School. As she prepares “Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cake,” she will share the magic of transforming cookies into cake. Its a tasty treat that kids can help make.
Want to add heart-healthy salmon to your diet, but looking for more than broiled fish?
Duncan will present “Pepper Crusted Salmon with Pinto Bean Salsa,” a savory blend of beans and tomatoes on blackened salmon. Learn how easy it is to blacken salmon for a spicy flavor explosion.
I lave you ever used an immersion blender for making soup? Come to the cooking school for a demonstration and discover other solutions to simplify your food preparation tasks.
Now if you are still wondering about a substitute for buttermilk the answer is sour milk. Add I tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar to I cup milk. Let it stand IO minutes and then add to your recipe.
And if that same recipe calls for self-rising flour and all you have is
See COOKING, Page 2A
By Ron Maloney
AT A GLANCE
■ What: Business Trade Show
■ When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today
■ Cost: $5
county jail stripes,
were behind bars Tuesday night.
But the bars weren’t at the county jail — they were on the stage at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
And Williams, Hermes and Gomez weren’t prisoners, they were the emcees at the preview party for the 17th Annual Business Trade Show, which continues today from IO a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission is $5, and includes lunch, hors d’ oeuvres, beverages and the opportunity to meet and mix with the people who run 59 local small businesses.
The jail motif. Williams said, came from this year’s Monopoly game theme, “Advance to GO ... Collect New Business!”
“This is a Monopoly board," Williams said, referring to the show around him. “And this” — he grabbed the bars — “is the jail. It’s the emcee’s table and where they want us — in jail."
Show chair Marty Lindley said the Business TYade Show got its start with the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s Business Development Committee to get small businesses together and expose them to New Braunfels.
The size of die show is somewhat limited by the size of the civic center.
"We sell out each year and there’s a waiting list,” Lindley said. “The sneak preview started as just a big party to start the trade show.”
The businesses are from New Braunfels and outlying areas as well, she said.
It’s taken a very long time, but the authorities finally caught up with Stoney Williams.
And Adon Her-mes. And Leah Gomez.
All three, in black-and-white
Photos by MANDY REARY/Herald-Zeitung
Former New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams, left, Leah Gomez and Adon Hermes play the emcee roll the Business Trade Show at the civic centerTuesday evening. The theme of the night was Monopoly, and as such, the trio dressed in jailhouse stripes and sat in a booth decorated as a jail from the boardgame. Below, the opening night of the BusinessTrade Show allowed businessmen and women, to mingle, such as Kathy Carl, left, of Coldwell Banker and Sally Singley of Barnard Donogan Insurance.
“It’s a great way to support the chamber and smail business,” Lindley said. “Most of our business is small.”
Behind her, up in the “jail," Williams and I lermes were giving out door prizes.
Gomez, standing in front of die bars, was asked if she were as big a crook as they were.
“No — that’s why I’m out here and they’re in there," she said.
Behind her, the jailbirds were arguing about something.
“Look at his hat,” I lermes said.
See SHOW, Page 3A