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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 30, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Iowa edges Texas Tech for Alamo Bowl B LEISURE This Week Several local venues offer New Years NEW BRAUNFELS Lifestyle ur SUNDAY December 2001 5 sections HERALDZEITUNG 151 41 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 M 2001 goes down as lifechanging year Top 10 local 11A Deaths in Top 10 Sports 1B Associated Press Top 10 of the 9A Texas top 9A FROM STAFF REPORTS This year will be remembered always as one that changed our The collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City sent out shock waves that rattled the the opening phases of a war on terrorism are playing out in the mountains of No one says for sure where the war will lead how long it will last or by what mea sure the United States might declare a victory if it is In the year opened with the ConnaUy 7 on the run after escaping from prison and then allegedly killing a Dallas area police Republicans were winners statewide in a rough redistricting In New Braunfels the fallout from the 11 terrorist attacks rever berated through In the wake of the anthrax a local anthrax scare developed as The big local was over The battle lines were drawn and drawn again as New Braunfels prepared to add about miles and a series of subdivisions to the city Other big news stories covered by the New Braunfels HeraldZoitung this year include water wars over Canyon Lake and the Trinity staff and management turnover in city government and a murder prosecu tion that probably hasnt ended even after a dozen In the wide world of local several teams advanced past district competition and even as far as the state Honoring fallen hero Firefighters pay tribute to comrade BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SPRING BRANCH Spring Branch vol unteer firefighter David Butler made his last fire call The Department Color four men family has been dimin ished by but it has grown by half a mil Craig Van Ryswyk New Braunfels standing as erect as solemnly marched up the center of about 700 people seated in the bays of the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Two car ried the and Texas Two carried highly polished ceremonial fire A short distance Butlers stared straight ahead as she cradled Jasons head in her arms and softly stroked his Until the very end of the halfhour Jason Butler held a cap over his His sat on the other side of JESSIE family and firefighters gathered at the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department Saturday for the funeral of David who died Christmas Eve while en route to a Below members of the Austin Fire Department Color Guard carried cer emonial fire axes and the Texas and Maureen She held a red With the Pledge of Allegiance and a Spring Branch began to honor its fallen community servant on Saturday in a firefighters funeral at the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Departments station at FarmtoMarket Road 311 and maintained the trucks for the SBVFD and worked on fire scenes as a pump operator since joining the department in In the fire he was remembered by young fire fighters as both a friend and a sort of mentor and father figure who poured his heart and soul into helping his Maureen and Heather Butler grieve for David Butler at his funeral JESSIE HeraldZeitung This was Davids home away from and we were his second He came here to do what he said firefighter Valorie Hed go from one end of the world to the other just to help said firefighter Travis Butler died on Christmas Eve morning while answer ing a call for an Ammann road structure While en driving the truck that carries breathing apparatus and See Weather to take turn for the worse New Years Eve BY ERIKA DURHAM Staff Writer With rain and cold temper atures Now Braun fels residents are preparing for slick roads and possible power outages Monday and Although the National Weather Service has backed down from an earlier pzedic tion of freezing forecaster Larry Peabody said Monday and Tuesday would still be extremely cold and Highs and lows for Mon day are in the Peabody Even though we are not predicting that it will freeze at this we still may be in for some pretty bad The combination of low temperatures and rain pre sent several problems with driving conditions at the top of the Adjust your driving according to the said Rick corporal with the Texas Department of Public It doesnt matter what type of perfor mance vehicle you you still need to slow Alvarez said the cause of many accidents on the road was not high speed but unsafe Give yourself plenty room between you and the car in front of you to he If the New Years holiday brings Alvarez warned residents to avoid driving including just dont know how to drive in he Its just not that common in this The Department of Trans portation is prepared for the uncommon condition if it should Whats What to do if the power goes out If New Braunfels Utilities is closed on weekends or emergency dis patch personnel can be reached 24hours a day at Keep refrigerator door shut as much as The less you open the the longer your food will stay Have battery powered light sources such as light lanterns and Be safe on the road Plan your trip before you Call local law enforce ment to see what the weath er is like ahead of time 800 We have an ice plan in TxDOT Maintenance Supervisor John The ice plan includes trucks that carry deicing chemicals and tools that chip Cox said drivers be careful while traveling on Interstate 35 and Loop He said overpasses and roads at a high altitude would freeze If the cold front res idents will not only be facing bad weather but possible electric outages as according to the New Braun fels Wo certainly hope that the severe weather doesnt become a but we are prepared to respond to any situation ns quickly as pos NBU Communications Manager Grotchen Rouwor See Comal Republicans host meet candidates event FROM STAFF REPORTS The Comal County Repub lican Party will host a meet the candidates social on Wednesday at Landa Haus in Landa The deadline to file for office is 6 on Wednes Comal County Tax Asses Sherman Krause said that as many as 35 Republican candidates were expected to file for the numerous county offices up for election in Many of those candidates will be on hand to introduce themselves and discuss issues related to their cam Krause The event is intended to give voters an opportunity to meet as well as give candidates the opportu nity to mingle with voters and learn what issues are See INSIDE Key Code 76 County DA files for reelection FROM STAFF REPORTS Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip announced Friday he will seek reelection to a third term as head of the largest law firm in Comal a was unopposed as of The deadline for filing as a can didate is 6 primary election will be conducted on March The general election will be first elected Dis trict Attor ney in was appointed by then governor and now George to be C o m a 1 Countys first Criminal District Attor ney in He was reelected as Crim inal District Attorney in WALDRIP As Criminal District Attor Waldrip oversees a of investigators and support personnel who prose cute and review more than criminal canes annu ally for offenses ranging from class C misdemeanors to cap ital Ho is also tho countys attor advising county govern ment on civil legal matters than range from property law to tx tho countys legislative See   

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