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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 30, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                Special section HeraldZeitungs annual Horizons special section takes a look at how rapid growth is reshaping our inside 300 brave weather for Lifestyle Mission City Cat Clubs annual show April 56 at Civic NEW BRAUNFELS SUNDAY March 302003 32 pages in 5 sections EITUNG No 117 24hour TV grids to be published each day Beginning today the Her aldZeitung is including as part of its daily package 24 hour television grids Each Sundays edition will include both the Sunday and Monday TV grids The decision comes after weeks of discussions held to determine how the newspa per can best serve the needs of its readers in coverage of television and entertainment news Moving the TV grids to the daily newspaper means the Leisure section will no long er appear in the Sunday news paper We realize that many of our loyal readers will miss the Leisure said Managing Editor Gary E Maitland But having the 24hour TV grids run daily instead of once a week means readers no longer have to rely upon Leisure for that infor But Maitland stressed the nonTV content that appear ed has not been lost in the change Take a look at todays Life style section we think youll be said Maitland Glenn Dromgooles Texas Reads column Dale Mar tins music column and the feature story that normally appears in Leisure have all been moved into the expand ed Lifestyles section And Stammtisch can be found on Page 8A We were able to make the changes without sacrificing any of our regular said Maitland County wont budge on annual pet vaccinations BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The Texas Department of Health has relaxed require ments for rabies vaccinations to once every three years but dont look for any change in local regulations New Braunfels veterinari ans Mike Dougherty of Creek View Veterinary Clinic and Mark Rowley of Loop 337 Veterinary Clinic represent ing the Comal County Veter inary Medical Association asking county commission ers to retain the former stan dard calling for yearly vacci nation Commissioners took no ac tion and are not likely to schedule the questionon a future agenda meaning that Comal Countys more restric tive oneyear inoculation interval would stand In New Braunfels Assis tant City Manager Don Fer guson said Friday the city is reviewing its ordinance Weve been on the one year period for years and Serving New Braunfcls and Gomal County since 1852 Unfortunate loss DAVID Cecil Neuse above right comforts Linda Soechting as she and her daughterinlaw Kyla Lawrence watch as New Braunfels firefighters extinguish a fire Saturday at her Cedar Grove home The fire was believed to have started when aerosol spray from a silk plant cleaner came in contact with a candle flame Below New Braunfels Fire Department Engineer Leslie Wyatt helps Jason Wallace exchange his oxygen tank while they were battling the blaze No one was injured Candle flame ignites aerosol cleaner catches house ablaze BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer An accidental fire heavi ly damaged a home Satur day in a subdivision off FarmtoMarket Road 1863 Deputy Comal County Fire Marshal Wayne El lington said the home of Linda Soechting located in the 2200 block of Cedar Grove was heavily damag ed in the fire which he rul ed accidental She was spraying silk flowers with an aerosol de signed to clean the dust off of Ellington said She had a candle by the flowers and the aerosol was apparently flammable be cause it ignited and burned the flowers She couldnt put it out and the fire got out of control There was nothing sus picious The house is prob ably an 85 percent loss See BURNED OA Iraq threatens to take war to soils of US BY CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer warplanes attacked Baghdads defenders with bombs and strafing fire Saturday in a thunderous prelude to a ground assault Iraqis inflicted a new danger on the allies a deadly suicide attack and threatened to kill Ameri cans on soil In Baghdad Washington and along the wars many fronts the talk was all of climactic battles to come We are now fighting the most des See WAR ON Iraqi soldier posing as taxi driver sets off bomb killing 4 soldiers Page 5A K JESSIE Shelly and Brian Gulp are trying to keep things normal for their children Clay 10 and Kelsey 7 before Brian leaves for the Mideast Shelly says the military has told her to expect Brian to be gone for six months to one year Emotions run gamut for wife family of soldier bound for Iraq BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer Shelly Gulp tries not to watch too much TV She pre fers not to dwell on the war with Iraq For her its all too personal This week Shellys Army husband is shipping out to Kuwait eventually bound for the battlefields of Iraq When youre an Army wife youre supposed to be strong Thats what Im she said But theres lots of emo tions Im sad scared sick and very proud and Shelly a 1988 graduate of Canyon High School said husband Brian an 11year soldier and sergeant who works in vehicle communica tions in the Fourth Infantry Division at Ft Hood is sched uled to fly to Kuwait as early as Monday From there hell deploy to Iraq The couple who married in October 2001 and moved to New Braunfels on Feb 15 from Ft Hood was just get See INSIDE Texas AG Bulverde moves were legal BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer AUSTIN Controversy moves this past September that would have enabled the City of Bulverde to avoid a special election to fill two council vacancies were legal Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has ruled Abbott issued his opinion Wednesday On Aug anud fac tional council strife Mayor Bev Lemes and Alderman Warren Alston resigned along with three other city nfffoala including Road Commission er Philip Thomason Acting Mayor Mai Mc Clinchie consulted with City Attorney Mayo Ga lindo and then ac cepted the resigna tions individually arguing that a res ignation isnt a res ignation until its ac cepted That meant that technically and le gally only one open ing the one invol ving the accepted resignation existed at a time the city argued The move would have en abled McCunchie to avoid a special election because the law says a general law city can fill a single council vacan cy but must WALDRIP fill two by election Charlie Baetz was appointed to fill Al stons term but Mc Clinchie took no im mediate action on the mayors position while legal questions were reviewed The machinations in Bulverde attracted widespread attention One faction submitted a peti tion to Comal County seeking to have commissioners court force Bulverde to conduct the special election McCunchie said he would and did call a special election in November with out the county forcing one Comal County District At torney Dib Waldrip disagree ing with Galindos reading of the law sought an attorney generals opinion that both sides agreed to abide by In the end it was a moot point because McClinchie cal led the election that saw Planning and Zoning Com mission Chairman Bill Cole elected mayor Baetz resigned his post be cause he said he wanted vot ers to have a voice in his se lection He won the election in November to finish Al stons term and is now run ning for reelection in May See OPIN OA   

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