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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG Friday April Contact Features Editor Brian Grant 6259144 ext 222 Dispatch spill GARDEN RIDGE Bracken and Schertz fire fighters washed down a fer tilizer spill caused by a traf fic accident Wednesday evening Comal County Emergency Management Coordinator Carol Edgett said the acci dent occurred at the inter section of FarmtoMarket Road 3009 and FM 2252 about 6 when a motorist apparently ran a traffic light and struck a trailer carrying 900 Ibs of liquid ammonium nitrate A gentleman had bought about 900 gallons of ammo nium nitrate concentrate in Marion and was on his way Edgett said The fertilizer which most ly soaked into the ground presents no environmental hazard Edgett said The consistency is about like dishwashing detergent It has fumes if you inhale it but it didnt put anybody at Edgett said arrest Lisa L McLean 41 of New Braunfels was arrest ed at 11 Wednesday at the Comal County Sheriffs office on a class B misde meanor theft warrant taken A set of three telephones worth were reported taken Wednesday The theft from an Interstate 35 business occurred sometime during this past December or January It is under investigation burglaries Police reported two bur glaries from unlocked vehi cles Thursday The most recent occurred between midnight and Thursday in the 500 block of Denise Drive Someone let himself or her self into a fourdoor Mazda and took a cellular tele phone worth In a second incident in the 1000 block of Larkspur that occurred overnight Tuesday or Wednesday someone ransacked an unlocked car located in the driveway of a residence Nothing was known miss ing Chili cookoff benefit Saturday SPECIAL TO THE HERALDZEITUNG The Texas Ladies State Chili Cookoff takes place from 9 to 5 Satur day at Starcke Park East in Seguin The event features a silent auction a raffle a live auc tion and chili from more than 200 Funds raised will benefit The Rose a nonprofit orga nization that provides breast cancer screening diagnosis and support to women regardless of ability to pay This year more than women will receive services at The Rose Of this number more than will receive needed services at no charge through The Rose Sponsorship Program For information log onto Meetings ALAMO AREA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS pub lic meeting on the early action compact and clean air plan 9 Saturday Seguin City Council Chambers 210 E Gonzales Seguin MAIN STREET SIDEWALK COMMITTEE regular meeting Wednesday Conference Room A New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave Letter resolution oppose water bill DAVID Phil Rogers Jim McCombs and Norbert Gilles from who all work at the Car Quest Auto Parts have children in combat support units deployed in the Iraq war Dads of the deployed Coworkers have children in Operation Iraqi Freedom BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer Red white blue and yellow ribbons adorn a Carquest store on San Antonio Street Thats because three working men there have children in com bat support units deployed in the Iraq war And as they took turns taking care of customers buying motor oil and mask ing tape they talked about how it was affecting them in the brief truncated to thepoint way of busy men Norbert Gilles son Ryan an Air Force aircraft mechanic from McConnell Air Force Base is working on planes in Oman Gilles said Ryans been there since midDecember Hes talked to him once or twice Everythings normal But the only time I talked to him was before all of this took Gilles said referring to the war You just won der whats going on I dont know how you put it in Gilles said its kind of tough at times but as far as he knows Ryans not near the battlefield like those people in the Army or Im fairly lucky I know hes not there in the middle of Gilles said Gilles coworker Jim GUMBO COOKOFF CAJUN DANCE CAJUN FRENCH MUSIC ASSN SAN ANTONIO CHAPTER McCombs has a stepson in the Army Hes a crewman of a mobile artillery piece a that resembles a tank and can shoot 30 miles McCombs said he found it hard to articulate his feel ings about leaving for war Well its kind of hard to explain it I had him around for a lot of years and I knew him through his mom before I married her but hes still part of my family Im very McCombs said His mothers very con He said mother is taking his deployment real ly hard But shes dealing with the pain saying her prayers nightly McCombs who just saw at Fort Sill a weekandahalf ago before he deployed this Satur day hell be gone two weeks said he hopes the war ends quickly and will come home soon And McCombs and Gilles other coworker Phil Rogers has a daughter Sarah an Army Transportation Corps reservist and Houston Bap tist University student who is probably in Kuwait Rogers said Sarah is unloading ships that carry humanitarian supplies to the Iraqi people Rogers said shes heard from her several times shes been there for about a week There have been a couple of emails and a cou ple of phone calls And he talked about how her deployment is affecting his family My wife and I are basi cally pretty Rogers said Shes got two older sisters and an older brother in the beginning there was a little Rogers said Sarah who was in Army basic training on Sept 11 2001 has had an extensive year And shes not even 22 yet her birthday is April 19 Tickets COMING TO THE NEW BRAUNFELS CIVIC CENTER New Braunfels Texas Grammy Award Winner LITTLE JOE y La Familia FRIDAY APRIL 11 2003 pm Midnight Presale At Door per person PRISALF TICKETS AVAILABLE AT I MARK LLAMAS New Braunfels MUSIC STORE Seguin FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL MARK jj SAT APR 12 11AM11PM CAJUM DANCE LE5SOMS1011 AM BIG WOODEN DANCE FLOOR CAJUN BANDg SWAMP ANGELS 11 AMJ PM ROOKY TWOKAUXI TOUT Ul SOU 37PN GAKrBBOMNPtTOUCHOf CAJUM 7 11 PM FRESH BOILED CRAWFISH SODA ANHALT HALL ANHALT TX Under 12 From San Antonio Hwy N to Hwy 4t Turn Ml to Anhalt Rd Comal County Veterinary Medical Association M ID Saturday April 12 Comal County Fairgrounds Canyon Lake Fire Station 1 Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Rabies Vacc City License Jjip All pets 3 mos or older proof of lifetime license necessary BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County commission ers voted Thursday to send a letter and a resolution tomem bers of the Texas Legislature The letter was to ask mem bers of the Senate and House Natural Resources Commit tee not to send a recommen dation to the Ml Legislature to increase pumping from the Edwards Aquifer by acrefeet each year The resolution number 200332 was to the entire 78th Legislature asking that it not cut its already partial fund ing of statemandated pro grams such as indigent health care mental health care and adult probation County officials fear that a cashstrapped Legislature looking to find more than billion to balance its budget would dump its budgetary problems on cities and coun ties That could force local authorities to raise taxes that should rightly be the respon sibility of the state they said County commissioners con sidered the resolution with several others two weeks ago at a special meeting but dead locked 41 with Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay Millikin voting against it MilHkins concern was that while Comal County was ask ing the state to deal with its budget problems on its own local officials were offering no solutions County Judge Danny Scheel did not want to send a resolu tion to Austin that had not been unanimously passed so it was tabled Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip and County Counsel Geoffrey Ban worked on the resolution in the ensuing two weeks to find language that Millikin would accept Barr presented that lan guage Thursday While Comal County will do its utmost to raise produc tivity reduce costs and pro vide accountability Comal County does oppose any legis lation that would directly shift that burden to local taxpay ers through increased taxes levied by local taxing Barr said Waldrip said the new reso lution would show legislators that local officials would try to do their part to deal with the budget shortfall We wont be going up there just saying This is what we Waldrip said Millikin was pleased with the new resolution I appreciate the effort by our attorneys to craft this in a way that is more palatable in my Millikin said The resolution passed unan imously Commissioners also voted to send the letter opposing increased pumping from the Edwards Aquifer The authority that oversees the aquifer voted 132 earlier this year in favor of increasing annual pumping for permit ted water users from acrefeet to acrefeet An acrefoot of water gallons is regarded as the amount of water neces sary to sustain a family of four for one year Comal County the City of New Braunfels and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc are among the members of a lobbying group calling itself the Guadalupe Basic Coali tion The group which stretches from New Braunfels to Victo ria opposes any change in the Edwards Aquifer Authoritys enabling legislation which was passed in 1993 Another group of small cities in and near Bexar County supports the proposed pumpage increase and could benefit Comal County is concerned about possible effects on the Comal and San Marcos springs and any reduced Guadalupe River flows that might result Rights OF Columbus Council 4183 CATFISH FISH FRY FRIDAY APRIL 11 2003 PM TO PM 111 LANDA STREET NEW BRAUNFELS TEXAS ONLY DINE IN OR TAKE OUT MONEY MART PAWN JEWELRY 189 IH 35 South New Braunfels TX 78130 Next To Bluebonnet Jeep 6201188 www moneymartpawn com ft Autographed Memorabilia A Home FurnishiriBS A Horsemans Table A Sports Equipment A Please Join J i St Stephens Episcopal School f 5 for a FunFilled Family Day at our i 14th Annual S Live ft ftQene wlfih a dakfeenft Carnival Saturday April pm 6000 FM 3237 6 miles east of Wimberley Square on FM 3237 A Platinum Sponsors Include Foothills Farms Diibnoy Homes Designs w Pfestige Gunile BETA 4 and Wimberley Home Health   

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