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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 20, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                Lifestyle Religious music with modem flam draws a Coming Soon Backtoschod shots and July 27 NEW BRAUNFELS Sports NBLL Junior Allstars play at sectionals in SUNDAY July 2003 26 pages in 4 sections Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 Boerne fights for the BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BOERNE The City of Boerne could be on the but it will go down fighting for every acre of land behinid the line known as the Boerne City Administrator Ron Bow man said Boerne has appealed to the Texas Supreme Court for rehearing of a dispute with San Antonio over acres of land both lay claim to annexing in The Boerne Wall is a strip of properties along Ammann and Blanco roads in western Comal Owners of that late in voluntarily joined Boernes extraterritorial jurisdiction just before San Antonios annexation of a strip of land the west side of Camp Bullis was to take The annexation would have enabled San Antonio to extend its deep into Kendall and Comal counties north of Texas Boernes annexations blocked the San Antonio Four Boerne won in district San Antonio appealed every finally arriving at the Texas Supreme Court in Septem ber San Antonio alleged Comal and Kendall counties did not have authority to cede county roads for inclusion in Boernes because land the roads are on belongs to the not the They own the we own the asphalt on top of said Comal County Commis sioner Jay In the court agreed with Bowman said Boerne wants the court to specifical ly address issues not men tioned in the eightpage deci sion written by Justice Wal lace Were not that the ruling be but that See BOERNE Teamwork on the line Rodeo is more than competition for NBU BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer SEGUIN With the sun glaring and country music linemen from New Braunfels found there was more to Sat urdays seventh annual Texas Electric Cooperatives Lineman Rodeo than com The rodeo was about hard work and Sammy a New Braunfels Util ities line was there to support and film the team of NBU linemen Jeff Burres and Mario Resales and supporting groundsman Walter At the three were installing a jumper line atop a utility pole theyd The line would heat up one side of a power providing it with It was like start ing a dead battery with jumper cables sort They had 25 minutes to do it rectly most of Martinez said the teams bythenum quickly executed installation was a of Theyve worked constantly yearround to prepare for Martinez Even in the days of bucket Martinez said pole climbing is an essential During the flood of bucket trucks were often prevented from entering flooded areas due high water Pole climbing is basic to the linemans Burres and Resales climbed down from the Sifford put away their All were soaked in sweat and breathing The judge told the three they scored 100 out of 100 Burres said the most difficult aspect of the event was adhering to rigorous safety Theyll consider you dead if you make See JESSIE Above Bill Santos reaches the top of the utility pole and exchanges an empty basket for the one con taining an egg he just carried After dropping the empty Santos takes the egg from his puts it in his mouth and quickly descends the swaying Santos completed the egg Right New Braunfels Utility team members Mario Resales and Jeff Barres rush to finish changing out insulators in one of several challenges of the seventh annual Linemans Rodeo Saturday Fundraising fowl float Friday BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Last a duck dove CpmaJ River in Landa The guest splashed in juet ahead of thousands of yellow rubber ducks and won the first Comal County Senior Cen ter Lucky Duck The in prize money still went to tine three top win ners of rubber duck just decided it would jump in and join the aaid Gerry the centers director and race WPUH float as many as in this years race This year the haj adopted about Ducks can be adopted for a The person with adoption papers for the win ning duck wins Sec ondand tbMplaoe runners up win gad Center pfficiala expect to INSIDE EnvirpomaotaJ Quality and the RARnnte RA Alamo Council of declared today an Air Quality Hearth Alert Heaitii ttiert Today 9A i Reduce unnecessary vehi i Cerpool If possible or com Wnsalerrwda into one trip Avoid uw pidrive or scvvipos during daylight 1 Avoid mi if gaspowered online City officials get tip for economy Do it right BY DYLAN Staff Writer Consultants told New Braunfels they need to make a 5year commitment or give up trying to pursue Toy ota oflshoot If youre going to do you need to do it said Tom president of TIP Strategies TIP has been working with the ment Corporation Board of Directors 4B to develop a strategy for attracting Toyota parts suppliers to serve the proposed San Antonio plant Ib do it Stellman told 4B the city needs to think He warned that sufficient resources and incentives need to be devoted to the Youve got to understand that there are other communi ties out there that are willing to be very competitive with incen Stellman Sufficient   

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