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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY July 2003 14 pages in 2 sections 21 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Fall of restricting bill could mean new session SPECIAL FROM STAFF AND WiRfi REPORTS not decided what they will do if if thats the route they Van dePutte said none of the sen Mk SESSION AUSTIN AP The sponsor of Perry cUs another flPe I think 11 would said ators want to boycott the Seriate On the Web Texas Legislative Council FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS AUSTIN AP The sponsor of a bill to redraw congressional dis tricts Thursday all but declared his bill dead this special legisla tive while Senate Democ rats said they believe they could break a quorum if another session is The Democrats said they have not decided what they will do if Rick Perry calls another spe cial session on as he indicated he would do if no bill passes this They say they are weighing their including boycotting the and some Democrats said there are enough senators who would be willing to break a quo if thats the route they I think 11 would said There are 31 senators and two thirds of them must be present before the Senate can conduct busi I think we have said Leticia Van de chairwoman of the Senate Democratic Van de Putte said none of the sen ators want to boycott the Seriate but we may have District 73 State Carter Cas RNew said Thurs day night shed be in Austin if Per ry calls the second special session although she looks forward to the special session on education funding See CASTEEL Startzville woman lost everything in mobile home fire BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON Johnson went outside for a while Wednesday night and fed her When she went back into her mobile home a little after 10 it was filling with She lost everything but the her car and the clothes she was wearing when she went I didnt see anything until I went in to go to I opened the and all that smoke got Johnson Johnson had no place to keep groceries even if she could buy Comal County Fire Marshal Lin Manford said the cause of the fire was but it wasnt believed to have been intentionally We believe it was acciden Manford A Canyon Lake firefighter who was overcome by heat and smoke Wednesday night was treated at McKonna Memorial Hospital and then Canyon Lake Chief Shawn Wherry said the firefighter has Hes He got overheat Johnson needs ololhlng In womens size 6 and shoes In size to i She can be reached at 830 or ed and a little but hes being Wherry Tara branch manager of the American Rod Cross office in New said her agency would do what it could to help Johnson when she contacts They havent contacted us Were just waiting and We offer med clothing and a place to stay if they need We help with the Brinkkoeter Johnson said she would con tact the Red A fundraiser barbecue will be conducted at 4 3 at Buckeyes Ice House in It will include a DAVID Comal County Fire Marshal Wayne Ellington sifts through the charred remains of a mobile home on East Clark in The Wednesday night fire destroyed the home and belongings of Joanne An account has been set up for her at the First State Bank in A doggone problem Photos by DAVID Jo Apperson is a true dog She has 27 rescued dogs living in a fenced area behind her All of the females have been but she cannot afford to have the male dogs Fifteen are available for Woman seeks new homes for 27 rescued dogs BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer During the 1998 a black chowmix dog in a plastic doghouse came float ing down the Guadalupe River behind Johanna Appersons house in Johannas named the dog Buddy and took him Since Buddys aquatic hes developed a thing for play ing in the He plays in the garden hose and plays outside when it Jo Jo has been collecting dogs since when her mother brought home Rusty from a local Somebody dropped him off at the I thought it was a beautiful so I brought him Johanna After returning home from her job as a house Jo Apperson spends her afternoon feeding and cleaning up after her 27 The dogs go through 70 pounds of dry dog fobd each Johanna describes herself and her daughter as dog As much as they love they are looking for homes for 27 dogs they accumulated over the The expense is just too they Johanna helps Jo buy dog They spend a day on 70 pounds of dog How to help Help get the doggone dogs Call Jo Apperson at 830 Expenses got HO Jo had to move in with her mother five months but she still is investing in tho Jo wont take tho dogs to an animal they dont givo the dogs enough chances to be adopt she Thats tlio If 1 cant givo thorn away for the chance of shelters giving them away for is slim to Jo I have no trouble getting rid of the Its the older She has a number of 2to 5yearold dogs she See Police Shooter was control freak BYJlMVERTUNO Associated Press Writer SANANTONIO The investigation into an office that killed two womeo and left another crit ically wounded has uncov ered a pattern that the gun wan was a control freak who didnt like having female peers and police said San Antonio Police Chief Albert Ortiz refused to release details of the investi gation but said interviews with people who knew 48 yearold Ron Thomas a portrait of with violent Thomas fled San Antonio after Wednesdays shootings and killed himself closed in on his SUV driving north on Interstate 35 about 135 miles away north of Tem Killed in the attack were Anna and Nan cy Jane Swan who was shot in the right was in critical condition Thursday at Uni versity Ortiz said Scharein and Swanson appeared to be the intended while Med calf likely just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong Some coworkers have described Thomas as a won derful office mentor and top salesman at the Century 21 real estate office where he and the victims There are individuals who knew there watt this other person ality that could be quite capa ble of having a violent Ortiz refused to release more details in order to pro a wife and two He said Thomas wife had INSIDE Lucky ducks set sail today FROM STAFF REPORTS Tonight offers a rare chance to see rubber ducka floating the Comal The ducks will race in the Lucky Puck Derby to win one lucky person The sponsored by the Comal County Senior still is open to folks looking to adopt a The prizes are first second third 1 fourth a weekend condo in Port Aranaas fifth two nights at Hollywood Casino in Shreve port and Other Ducks will be available for adoption at the center on Landa Street until noon and until 5 at Pavilion 16 in Landa The race will start behind the patio area of Landa and ducks will be released into the river The race will end at the pavilion across the street from the parking lot and the Onlookers can line up along the A deejay will be on and bottled water will be
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