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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 3, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Lifestyle Get prepared to go C LEISURE This Week The Grapes of Wrath are part of the Concerts in the Park BEST AVAILABLE COW NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile Rulan Gardner became a SUNDAY June 2001 32 pages in 4 sections HERALDZEITUNG 150 175 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 STATE CHAMPIONS CHRIS Smithson Valley Pitcher Jill Garro took home the UIL State Tournament Most Valuable Player The Road to State District 274A Softball Final Standings All Dist xSmithson Valley 295 91 New Braunfels 187 83 Kerrville 74 Canyon 1015 37 Fredericksburg 1113 28 Boeme 910 28 xfirst round playoff bye Area Championship Smithson Valley Dripping Springs 2 Region IV4A Quarterfinals Smithson Valley Kerrville 1 Region IV4A Semifinals Smithson Valley Kingsville King 5 Region IV4A Finals Smithson Valley Gregory Portland 0 State IV4A Semifinals Smithson Valley Wichita Falls Rider 3 State IV4A Finals Smithson Valley Hallsville 1 SV Rangers claim schools first state title in any sport CHRIS The Smithson Valley Rangers celebrate Saturday after beating the Hallsville Ladycats 51 to win the 4A state softball For more about the Rangers see page 1 BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor AUSTIN many things in the first time is always the one people remember the at the UIL State Softball the Smithson Valley Rangers captured the 4A State Championship with a 51 win over the Hallsville Ladycats at Red McCombs It was the first state championship in any sport for Smithson The girls worked extremely hard to get and all year long they played like Smithson Valley head coach Wayne Daigle Tm really proud of For the Rangers it was to the state Smithson Valley made it to the final but lost in the state semifinals to Weatherford 43 in extra Many players on that team two years ago were determined to make a return trip to Austin and claim what they had always dreamed of wearing around their necks a UIL gold We wanted it so much more this said senior Kristy who played in 18 playoff games in her fouryear career and won 15 of We were so hun gry for and weve been talking about winning state since boot We ran our guts out for four but we did not work as hard last time as we did this Pitcher Jill center fielder Heather first baseman Loren Munoz and third baseman Janelle Tomasini also played on that 1999 state finalist Garro pitched all 14 innings for the Rangers in two games at the state tour After a 43 nail biter in the semifinals against Wichita Falls Rider on Garro allowed Hallsville one run on six two walks and struck out five to get her second win of the She was named the UIL State Tournament Most Valuable It feels I really did nt expect it at the junior lefthander they called my I didnt even know what it was Some guy was pushing me to walk for and then I finally realized I couldnt have done it without my team Seniors on this years team included Marie Polka and Leslie Honestly I think we were a lot more comfortable this Tomasini This team got along so We all relied on each other so We have this saying called Hold the and we all believed that any body on this team could hold the rope at any Planning panel prepares to set annexation schedule BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer On the New Braunfels Planning Commission will consid er setting a schedule to annex a number of areas into the City officials have said proceed ing with annexation is important for a number of and they said many of the people living in the areas targeted for annexation already are receiving some city ser vices that are subsidized by city tax For city officials said people in the county are getting a good bargain for their emergency medical and fire The city has an agreement with Comal County to provide fire and emergency services to a large area about 55to 60square New Braunfels Fire Chief Jack Collier In the county hous es city prisoners free of They have a really good Collier Even in other places in the the emergency services districts and rural fire districts are taxing Those people get taxed 10 cents per valuation for the We dont get that mon Whats Up Who New Braunfels Planning Commission What Consider annexation schedule When Tuesday Where Council Municipal 424 Its a onesided We dont have that many Those services are the root of the annexation Planning Director Harry Bennett Bennett said the residents in the areas to be annexed receive all the benefits of living in New A lot of people ask why they should be what they will gain from he They are already getting the services under our But if NBU New Braunfels Utilities pulled away their the bills would be higher if the citizens of New Braun fels didnt pay a share of those ser If the fire and emergency ser vices pulled their taxes would go way up a hefty 42 cents per valuation as I figure a pret ty good just to meet the same level of Police Chief Ray Douglas said the city arrested adults in By state the county must house class B misdemeanors and he The agreement with the county only includes class C misde meanors offenses such as public intoxication or driving without a he Douglas also said that some of the people arrested could have had warrants in other INSIDE Key Code 77 NBHS families mark beginning of students futures L f t BY MARTIN MAUCARA Staff Writer Graduation for the New Braunfels High School class of 2001 should not be thought of as an but rather the beginning of all the New Braunfels Independent School District superinten dent said Ron Reaves presided over NBUS commencement ceremonies at Strahan Coliseum in San helping to launch the districts first senipr cjlaps of the mtilen Whatever your course its oiir sincere hope weve prepared you to deal with all of lifes Reaves The NBHS class was the third Comal County group to graduate in San Marcos this teachers and adminis trators gathered to capture a moment of as adolescent students set off to become masters of their own As students walked across the stage to receive they passed by a chair CHRIS New Braunfels High School Principal Mike Fitsko hugs a students after she received her diploma Saturday afternoon at Strahan Coliseum in San
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