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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 21 Wednesday, September 21,2011 | PAGE TWO Q il For br*BkifiQ n*w8, sports and traffic follow us on Twftter ®N«wBraur»falsHZ Bacoms a New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Facebook fan at Sign up for e-newsletter by visiting the Herald-Zeiting online h«raW-zeitung.cwn► 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 sectionSaturday The Herald-Zeitung's Faith pages feature local houses of worship every SaturdaySunday Herald'Ze'itung columnist Mike Fitsko puts his unique spin on life's events ► YOUR DAILY COMMUTE The followinQ upcoming road proiects and closures have been announced: ■    Lee Street at Walnut Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 3 for construction of new roadway lanes as part of the Walnut Avenue Proiect. ■    Seguin Avenue between Meusebach Street and East Zink Street for construction. BECOME AN ( REPORTER ¿h-z Have a p*' ' j v loca' '>'• m d puDiisiied' ? maiiiüi, rtew50t)eraid-reitung com. Be su'e ■: " a day*'""- phwie i * *e .an cuni.i'“’ y'j »liti qu*-\- : -, ► WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA Upcoming public meetings include: ■    Comal County Commissioners' Court, 8:15 a.m. Thursday, 199 Mam Plaza ■    Zoning Board of Ad|ustment, 6 p.m Thursday, New Braunfels Municipal Building ONLINE EXCLUSIVE ___^ Most-read story at New Braunfels City Council gets look at Fischer Park proposal HZ New Braunfels Herald v,Zeitung HERALD ZEITUNG.COM 707 Landa St, New Braunfels, IX 78130 (830)625-9144, fax (8M) 625-1224 Published on Saturday, Sunday mornings and weel(,day mornings Thursday through Friday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (USPS 377-880), 707 Landa Street, or PO. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78131-1328, Penodical postage paid at New Braunfels, Texas POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, PC Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, TX 78131-1328 Delivery Subscribers who have not received a newspaper by 6 a.m. Tuesday through Friday 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-?eitung com Autumn Phillips, Managing Editor, Ext 220 [email protected] Shawn Lewis, Assistant Managing Editor, Ext. 221 [email protected] Chris Hoffman, Sports Editor Ext 223 [email protected] Kate Thomas. Copy Editor, Ext 222 [email protected] Greg Bowen, Staff writer, Ext. 225 [email protected] Dalondo Moultne, Staff writer, Ext. 224 [email protected] Will Wnght Staff writer, Ext, 218 [email protected] Laura McKenzie, Photographer, Ext. 227 [email protected] Shannon Myers, Advertising Director, Ext. 208 [email protected] Jeff Fowler, Circulation Director, Ext. 228 [email protected] Rosie Willingham, Business Manager, Ext 202 [email protected] Henry Coello, Production Director; (830) 625-5232 [email protected] Classified advertising, call 625-9144, ext 207; display advertising, call 625-9144, ext 208; obituaries, weddings, engagement anniversanes, call 625-9144, ext. 214 I [email protected] I [email protected] I [email protected] I [email protected] I [email protected] I [email protected] I [email protected] 19 vehicles burdarized over weekend >%-■ ^-.1.,---1^ ilniitfirliL uy uwonoo Mounni The Herald-Zeitung Nearly 20 vehicles were burglarized Friday through Tuesday in New Braunfels, many of them un ocked and some yielding no thefts, a New Braunfels Police Department spokesman said. NBPD Lt. Heath Purvis said the methods used in some burglaries differed from others enough to lead police to suspect multiple offenders. "At this time based on the method of entry, all of those over the weekend are pronably more than one person or group," Purvis said. Thieves targeted unlocked vehicles in some areas, f’urvis said. In others, thieves saw something inside they wanted and used force to get it, by punching a IcKk or brt*aking a window. "That would lead us to believe there are f)robably two or more grou[)s," he said. Th* bftak«ini reported from Friday to TUetday; •    The 2300 block of Gruene Lake Drive. •    At Walmart in the 1200 block of Interstate 35 South. •    At a hotel in the 1500 block of 1-35 North. •    The 400 block of Raven Ridge. •    Three in the 1700 block of Broadmoor Drive. •    One each in the 300 and 500 blocks of Walnut Heights Blvd. •    The 1600 block of Honeysuckle Lane. •    Two in the 200 block of Melody Lane. •    A hotel in the 1200 block of 1-35 North. •    A restaurant in the 100 block of State Hwy 46 South. •    Five in the 3000 block of Lodgepole Lane. Purvis said victims reported at least 12 of the 19 vehicles were unlocked, one might have had a partially open window and at least one victim was unsure whether the doors were locked. A suspect was stopped for questioning after a witness reported confronting a man who had been pulling door handles on Lodgepole Lane, Purvis said. He said several vehicles on the block had been entered and rummaged through but showed no apparent signs of theft. Police continue to investigate that case, Purvis said. Three of the vehicles burglarized during the rash sustained damage, Purvis said. Ht said vehicle burglars typically look inside automobiles for items of value in plain sight before striking. "The police department urges you to always take valuables into your house or hotel room with you," Purvis said. "If for some reason that isn't an option, they nw^d to l(xk the items in their trunk — out of sight." HIDDEN HISTORY NAME OF SUBJECT: Comal County Cotton Gins BACKGROUND: The cotton gin, short for "cotton engine," was designed by Eli Whitney in 1793 to separate cotton fibers from the seeds. The gin was a wooden drum with hooks that pulled fibers through mesh, dropping out the seeds. In Comal County, the Mittendorf Brothers harvested the first commercial cotton crop in 1852, the year that entrepreneur William Merriwether opened New Braunfels' first cotton gin. Cotton thrived in the Blackland Prairie soil and became a cash crop. Merriwether's gin was followed by gins owned by F.B. Hoffmann, Reinarz & Knoke and Faust & Company, Those early gins, powered by horses, water or steam, ginned six bales of cotton a day. A 500-pound bale required 1,600 pounds of picked cotton. Gins also were built near cotton fields at Bracken, Bulverde, Comal, Cranes Mill, Fischer, Goodwin, Hancock, Hortontown, Hunter, Sattler, Smithson Valley and Solms. Gruene had one of the first electric gins. In 1^, according to "New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas" (Gregory & Goff), 15 gins produced 10,941 bales. Photo courtesy of Sophienburg Musajm and Archives Cotton gin on Castell Avenue, circa 1900 Farmers annually gathered at Main Plaza for the cotton market, where buyers upstairs at Eiband & Fischer Store inspected bales and set the price. The boll weevil and 1929's economic crash ended the boom. Today, the closest active gin is at Lockhart. But some cotton is still grown here, enough to be a category of the Field Crops judging in the Agriculture Division of Comal County Fair. — Marilyn Kuehler College test deadlines approaching The PSAT/National Merit Qualifying Texas will lx> administered at the ihrtn:* comprehen- Stafi reports Have you seen a piece ot "Hidden History” in New Braunfels you would like to know more about? Send your suggestion to [email protected] or bring it to the newspaper ottice at 707 Landa St Law enforcement officers in New Braunfels and Comal County booked : the following individuals between i Sept. 16 and Sept. 19: ♦    Brandie Leigh Antal, 35, Canyon i Lake, violate promise to appear - I motion to proceed adjudication/theft I of property between $20 and $500 by I check, allow dog to stray or roam, ! dog/cat without having license, no I current vaccination tag attached to I collar, parent contnbuting non attendance ♦    Ariel Hernandez Arnaga, 44, New Braunfels, public intoxication ♦    John Austin Benavides, 20, San Antonio, public intoxication - minor ♦    Johnny Ray Box, 53, Dallas, theft I under $50 ’ ♦ Eric William Brandt, 23, New i Braunfels, assault causes bodily I injury family member ; ♦ Ross Patton Brooks, 37, Kyle, speeding, driving while license invalid, failure to appear - speeding, speeding ♦    William Bam Butts, 41, San Marcos, driving while intoxicated ♦    Richard Paul Castillo, 46, San Antonio, driving while intoxicated ♦    Roberto Francisco Cevallos-Herrera, 34, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated. Immigration & Customs Enforcement hold ♦    Jacob Josiah Clanton, 26, Spring Branch, expired registration, failure to appear/liail jumping, possession drug paraphernalia ♦    Darin Patnck Clark, 17, New Braunfels, assault by contact - family violence ♦    Faustino Collazo, 45, New Braunfels, motion to proceed adjudication - driving while license invalid two charges ♦    Isaac Cortez, 29, New Braunfels, public intoxication ♦    Johnnie James Kashiff Davis, 21, New Braunfels, manufacture or delivery controlled substance penalty group 1 between 1G and 4G, engage in organized criminal activity ♦    Mano Alberto Esquival-De Luna, li()()KIN(;S 40, Austin, no driver's license ♦    Tyron Devoe Flowers, 21, New Braunfels, public intoxication ♦    Maria Guadalupe Fuentes, 50, San Marcos, expired license plates, expired driver's license ♦    Clinton Everette Gilmer, 30, Canyon Lake, fleeing police officer ♦    Angelene Amorette Gomez, 27, New Braunfels, public intoxication ♦    David Wayne Hutson, 45, Canyon Lake, driving while intoxicated 2nd, expired license ♦    Celia Magen James, 28, San Antonio, violate promise to appear/driving while license invalid with previous conviction, motion to adjudicate guilt/prescnption fraudulent attempt to possess schedule III, Class IV controlled substance ♦    Austin Cosmo Justis, 19, Canyon Lake, violate promise to appear -possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦    Orey James Kievit, 22, Spnng Branch, failure to appear false report to a peace officer, assault causing bodily injury - family violence, false report to a peace officer ♦    David Longoria, 44, Seguin, open container m vehicle ♦    David Christopher Longoria, 19, Seguin, open container in vehicle ♦    Alejandro Loyola, 26, San Antonio, license required. Immigration & Customs Enforcement hold ♦    Leticia Arteaga Luna, 34, Live Oak, theft of property between $500 and $1,500 ♦    Lazaro Martinez, Jr., 26, New Braunfels, driving while license invalid two charges ♦    Stephen Abraham McAnally, 21, McKinney, public intoxication ♦    Kenneth Craig Meeks, 53, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated ♦    Javier Emilio Meraz, 40, New Braunfels, public intoxication with three prior convictions ♦    Adrian Rene Olivares, 26, Seguin, driving while intoxicated ♦    Rodolfo Ortiz, 51, New Braunfels, deadly conduct ♦    Jimmy Paul Perry, 40, New Braunfels, possession controlled substance penalty group 1 under 1G ♦    Roland Roy Pimrey, homeless, 58, failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements ♦    John Oscar Pujols, 30, San Antonio, driving while license invalid ♦    Brandon Ryan Rodriguez, 21, Highlands, motion to proceed adjudication possession of marijuana under two ounces ♦    Floyd Robert Roper, Jr., 49, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated 3rd or more ♦    Abel Saenz, Jr., 36, San Antonio, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear/possession or drug paraphernalia ♦    Jacob Sanchez, 29, New Braunfels, theft of property between $50 and $500 ♦    Brian Wayne Sipes, 44, New Braunfels, public intoxication ♦    Evan Thomas Smith, 24, New Braunfels, expired registration two charges, consumption of alcohol by minor, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear/bail jumping ♦    Khuynh Van Tran, 29, New Braunfels, aggravated sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child sexual contact ♦    Michelle Lynn Vasquez, 41, New Braunfels, driving while intoxicated ♦    Madonna Louise Woods, 45, New Braunfels, theft of property, between $50 and $500 Under the U. S. Constitution, any person/defendant is considered innocent 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 (830) 625-9144 X 220 or email [email protected] com. sive high sch(X)ls on Oct. 12. Freshmen and juniors are invited to register by bringing >14 to the schcx)l's College and Career Center next week. Sophomores will take the exam free of charge and do not need to sign up. The junior year is the only year that students' sc:orc*s may qualify them for scholarshif) and award opportunities. ACT exams will !x‘ (X1. 22 at Smithson Valley Ifigh Sc h(X)l. Th(‘ SAT will Ix* Nov. 5 at Smithson Valiev, Deadline to register is Oct. 7. Annual College and Career Fair Sept. 28 Comal ISD will be hosting its annual College' and Caree*r Fair on Sept. 28, at Smithson Valley High Sch(X)l from 6-8 p.m. Representatives from more than 100 universities, collegia, trade sc hools and businc'sses will bc' available* to answer (]uc‘Stions regarding admissions, financial aid, and carc‘('r o()f)ortuni-ties. The fair is opc>n lo all students but is a huge resource tor seniors and juniors who are scH'king information on spcx ific schcxils and caret'rs. Market watch Sept 20, 2011 Dow Jones +7.85 industrials 11,408 66 Nasdaq •22.69 composite 2,590.24 Standard & -2,00 Poor’s SOD 1,202.09 Russell -12.28 2000 689 95 NYSE diary Advanced; 1,103 Declined: 1,920 Unchanged: 105 Volume: 38b Nasdaq diary Advanced: 708 Declined: 1,820 Unchanged: 118 Volimie; 19b APFall^iecials • 0,o(Jmn •    Oiii £ni/i/io CmoofitfMg lAJidi o.iii and stijfr    ZlfS^T^OO x    r'i’if'ntn f)nPij Oil flppoíníwfínt ^ioio/tia ^90.9^7.1066 o/t Dominga 210.710.79^4 Loop 337 and Hwy 46 7he Oaks Shopping Center CG*s Salon & Spa • 1551N. Walnut, St€. 29 New Braunfels, Tx 78130 SaturUa>' Nu^ht DALE WATSON QQiQbcr61h-9th 25'" ANNI'AI. (iKi KNE Music & Wink Fest featuring H.R. Kiin(;, I.I C'INDA WllJ.IAMS, Los L<»nhly Bovs and more! CfetobcrJ4th JACK INGRAM Qctobcr 20thLYLE IvOVETT & ms Acoi sn('(;R(Mii* Qetttber ZUiik 22nd RAUL MALOBAND Kruenehall.coin ‘Rocket Boys’ Quilt to be displayed at B/SB Library In October, the Friends of the Bui verde/Spring Branch Library will again be sponsoring the One Bcx)k/One Community Project. To celebrate this event. Sherry Sorberá, who works at the library, designed and made a quilt that outlines the life of author Homer H. Hickam, jr. and his book "Rocket Boys," This quilt will be on display at the library starting Oct. 1. Sherry e-maiknl Mr. Hickam telling him of the library's [)rogram and of her desire to make a c uilt commemorating his ite. She requested digital pictures ol the letter and me dais that he won in the National Science Fair in I960, nt*wspa-per articles, and any other pictures that she could use forthecjuih. ;