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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas High school football scores SATURDAY November I HIM t A J INEW November r V1WDI11 16 pages in 2 sccti HERALDZHI i UNG 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents State here we come JESSIE Misty Freeman adds a little decoration to her vehicle as she and other Cougarette volleyball fans leave for San Marcos and the state semifinal With a win in Fridays Canyon is scheduled to play at at Strahan Coliseum today for the state title Mayor stirs ethics inquiry Accusations charge committee member sought to influence civic center project BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams directed city attorney Charlie Zech Friday to determine whether Hotel Occupancy Tax committee member Mary Serold violat ed a city ordinance forbid ding public officers from influencing decisionmaking in private Serold allegedly spoke in opposition to a New Braun fels Lodging and Restaurant Association proposal to use local tax dollars to help fund expansion of the New Braun fels Civic Center at a meeting Wednesday at the Comfort City oidinance requires Zech to conduct a prelimi nary review of the complaint before sending an initial rec ommendation to the New Braunfels ethics Williams said Zech advised him not to comment on the Serold denied wrongdoing and said the complaint was a belated Halloween witch I intend to fight this as WILLIAMS far as they want to take Serold I never once said 1 was against expansion of the civic I was not there to discourage They can try to march me to the downtown square and string me Its a good thing Im a big This stuff bounces right off of At a called session the NBLRA voted to release minutes from Wednesdays meeting to local The release said Serold attacked the Associations proposal to expand the civic center and that while campaigning for an undisclosed office and in talking with the taxpayers she knew that they wouldnt stand for it civic center The minutes said New Braunfels City Council mem bers Robert Kendrick and Debbie Flume also were pre Serold said she attended as a result of Cindy Comachos open invitation and because she wanted to address her take on declining winter tourism levels in New Braun See Airstrikes pound last of Taliban strongholds BY KATHY GANNON Associated Press Writer Afghanistan In twin blows the Taliban and the regimes supreme leader was reported ready Friday to abandon his home base of and officials disclosed that Osama bin Ladens military chief might have been The developments came as warplanes struck the Talibans two remaining Kandahar and the northern city of on the first day of the Muslim holy month of officials said the Taliban had lost control of more than twothirds of At Great Defense Sec retary Donald Rumsfeld said special forces troops have engaged in ground combat in killing Taliban that wont surrender as well as alQaida No Americans have been killed or wounded in the he The report that the Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar was ready to leave Kandahar would be a dramatic development amount ing to Taliban abandonment of the city that was its An official of Harkat ulMuja a Pakistanbased group allied with the said Omar was pressured by local leaders to leave the city and end Omar accepted the deal Friday night in return for safe pas sage out of the the source speaking on condition of Contradictory reports about con ditions inside Kandahar had swirled in past A leader of Pashtun antiTaliban forces had said the Tal iban appeared to retain the Storm leaves ruin CHRIS Jackie Kraft holds up a piece of tin from his off of Sauer Lane near the New Braunfels that once covered the combine in the Pieces like this were thrown all over his property in a pattern that could have only been caused by a said a spokesman from the National Weather Twister rips through New Braunfels farm BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer If Jackie Krafts father were alive today to be working the fam ily farm off Sauer hed be telling his I told you My dad said this was a bad place to put Kraft said Friday morning after a tornado ripped through his liter ally blowing away the rest of this years deer hunting season as it scattered roofing tin and other debris around the I expect we have a couple days worth of work to do around Kraft said He didnt know what the dam age would amount to because he hadnt seen his insurance He guessed it might be or maybe Damn sure its more than its insured Kraft He thought about his and his elders reaction decades ago when the family built a home nearby of wood hed be telling me he told me that the wind just blew straight across here and it was no place io I was born and raised on this place 68 years ago and I never had it hit Kraft that until Thursday evening around The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for a storm in the Garden Ridge It was predicted to track to the clip New Braunfels and then spin off into Guadalupe County where the Kraft place The muddy barnyard where Kraft keeps farm equipment he shares with neigh bor Melvin Kreusler and a few rusted old cars is the only place in the New Braunfels area where the See Woman dies while trying to escape flooded creek BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer GERONIMO A 19 yearoJd Geronimo woman died Thursday night when the car she was in was swept downstream in a high water Seguin and New Braunfels firefighters rescued three others dur ing the incident Thursday Guadalupe County Sher iff Arnold Zwicke said res cue workers recovered the body of LaToya from the Geronimo Creek late Friday Zwicke said Bibbs and another 19yearold woman were returning home from their shifts at the HEB in Seguin when the accident occurred at about We got a 911 call for a vehicle in Geronimo Creek off Glenewinkol Zwicke When we went out we found there weie two vehicles in the water with two occu pants Two were rescued from one but the other was swept Zwicke Its two occu pants and firemen pulled one from a Unfortunately I think the water just came up nil of a Zwicke They came over the were unable to stop and See Workforce center unveils new home BILL Rick Comal County Texas Workforce Center speaks at the centers grand opening BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer A telephone directory ser vice launched 20 years ago now has evolved into the square foot Comal County Texas Workforce Center in northeast New An open house to promote its new location at 183 Inter state 35 began with ribbon cutting ceremonies attended by city and county as well as the 17 member workforce center The most important thing is that businesses and job seekers can access a multi tude of services all in one Alan exec utive director of Alamo Workforce Companies can access a qualified labor pool that meets their Job seek ers can improve their skills so they can earn higher live better and con tribute back to the econo Approximately clients use the center each Rick workforce center At least half of the cen ters clients are entrepre neurs new busi nesses who are looking for qualified he Employers post job openings at the and use free recruitment and applicant screening INSIDE Key Code 76
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