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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY 12 pages in Z VoK Serving New Braunfels and Ccwial County since 1852 50 cents Democrats AWOL for start of new session SPECIAL SESSION On the Web Texas Legislative Council FROM REPORTS AUSTIN Democrats boycotted the chamber Monday in a protest over a second spe cial session oh congressional redis The 11 headed tb Albuquerque in a move reminiscent of a walkout over the issue in May by House The Senate and House adjourned first special legislative session without a new congressional redis tricting and Republican Rick Peny immedialiely called a new session on the same Dewhurst started the new session by ordering the 11 senators who left to return to the Tm asking our Senate Democrats to come back and to work with Rural residents speak out against annexation plans Dewhurst 1 would say that Tm very He said he expects the Senate will pass a redistricting If I read the tea leaves we will pass a fair redistricting plan now or Dewhurst District 25 Senator Jeff We will pass a congressional redis tricting Wentworth said Mon Its just taking a long time to get Lake Wentworth called on his colleagues across the aisle to get back to work When we Republicans were in the we always We never broke and Wentworth They See WENTWORTH BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Pam Timmerman brought her children before New Braunfels City Council Mon day to plead a second time for the city to halt its annex ation This is what its all she putting her arms around her five She said her children hoped to participate in 4H and raise animals for live stock Thats the only way theyre going to go to she Timmerman lives on Saur Lane near the in one of several areas under con sideration for She and than a dozen residents addressed council at a second public hearing on the Most of them lived near the airport and spoke out against the annexation because it would change their Its not the city we are opposed its the Charles Saur lives on five acres on 60 acres of property that has been in his family since The needs of a working farm are different from in a he Farmers need to be able to replace their do small construction cheaply and keep their taxes low to residents Precinct 4 Guadalupe County Commissioner Judy Cope said farmers would not be able to afford annexation and could lose land that has been in their families for gen She represents many areas to the southwest of the city that would be This is more than land to these It is their lega Cope She said the expansion would burden residents with providing sufficient She sub mitted a petition against annexation signed by 63 res Many of the residents cited or read a letter from New Braunfels Fire Chief John Berber to Planning Director Frank Robbins questioning the ability of the city to pro vide similar services to the proposed areas of DAVID INQRAlWteraJdZeitung Pam surrounded by her addresses theNew Braunfels City Council at Monday nights annexa tion She said the future of her familys farm belongs to her five Rolling out Brothers Thomas and Matt Bellows apply white turf trim around Smithson Valley High School inSs SftecerKdT9 the football field at Ranger Once glued into trim is held down by cinder blocks to keep it flat until Officials laud feel and moneysaving benefits Turf terms Artificial million for BY RON MAtoNEY Staff Writer The stadium at Smithson Valley High School has a bright new look it is likely to keep for and the foot ball field at Canyon High School is not far San Antoniobased contractor Ten X Turf hopes have artificial turf surfaces now being applied to both fields ready for twoaday drills in SVHS is nearly At Ten X is rolling the turf out much like installing a giant Thats only the visible Con tractor Don Stephens says whats even more important is all the work that goes under the turf drainage and two different types of These fields will handle a 30 inch esperhour rain before you see water puddle on the Stephens The fields will be much more durable than previous types of artificial and much Stephens Its a lot of fun to walk It makes you want to run when you walk on Stephens SVHS Athletic Director Larry Hill said Monday that players are pumped about the new Were our kids are excited and the communitys DAVID INGRAMrtHeraWZeitung TenX Turf employees Ryan Stephen Matt Bellows and Thomas Bellows glue down the R in the SVHS end zone while Armon Pichon Its a big deal for Hill This isnt just a nicelooking There are a lot of Prom a monetary Hill said no longer having to top overseed and mow the field is a tremendous cost More important to the school as a is the fields You have unlimited Weve never been able to let anyone practice at our Hill American comedy legend dies at 100 FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS LOS ANGELES Bob Hopes oneliners gently poked fun at blunted the sting of combat for American soldiers from World War jl to the Gulf War and ultimately made him the most revered of American who turned 100 May rode a genial wave of suc cess in radio and tele vision to a position unique among He died Sunday of pneumonia at his Toluea Lake His family As the 20th centurys good man for Hope took his show on the road to field jungles and aircraft riers around the peppering audiences with a fusil lade of topical Manuel a retired Army master sergeant who lives New remembers the day he met who was on tour in BOB HOPE 19038003 Camareno met Hope in 1963 when the entertainer stopped for a coffee break before one He shook hands with Camareno He Hows the coffee I If s so he had We talked for a little and he rehearsed a joke while he was standing Camareno I kept call ing him Hopeand he My name is I Ib youre really He just I was one of the luckiest guys around that INSIDE Dear 00 Man injured in train accident BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A 26yearold New Braun fels man suffered critical injuries early Saturday when he was struck by a Union Pacific freight Timothy Daughtery was flown to University Hospital with major injuries after the A hospital official said Daughtery was in critical condition Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Mark Davis said the crew on a train en route from Laredo to Houston saw Daughtery lying between the rails north of the Rock Street just outside Loop 337 near Gruene According to a New Braun fels police the man looked as if he was sleeping on the The crew sounded the warning horn and engaged the but by the time the train it was 300 feet past New Braunfels police and paramedics found Daughtery lying between the Davis said Union Pacific officials strongly discourage people from trespassing on railroad tracks or using them as a route for
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