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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 4, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY 2003 10 pages in 2 sections 252 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Rains cause stalling 135 for 2 hours BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Wednesday afternoons rainy weather caused a few accidents in the but no serious Continued scattered showers today are expected to give way to drier weather Friday and a nearly autumnlike said officials at the National Weather The worst of the traffic accidents was a jackknifed 18wheeler rig in the northbound lanes of Interstate New Braunfels Fire Stretch Rousseau said firemen were called to I 35 at about 3 for the There were no but there was diesel fuel all over the Rousseau We had to pump off about 50 gallons of About 30 gal lons leaked Northbound traffic was obstructed for two hours and backed up for several Thats about all we had Rousseau Fire departments hi Spring Branch and Canyon Lake reported little National Weather Service Meteorolo gist Pat McDonald said tropical mois ture from the Gulf mixed with a decay ing weather front over the Hill Country brought Wednesdays We issued several urban and small stream advisories and a few flash flood warnings for Bexar and counties east of McDonald Scattered showers are likely We have a weak cold front in the central which will be diving into South Texas late Thursday or early Fri day McDonald The front will cause scattered show but nothing he Were looking for pleasant weather over the weekend with highs in the upper and lows in the mid to upper McDonald Open your Peoples lives change dramatically when they get a Edna Goodwill Industries DAVID Officers clear an accident scene involving a jackknifed 18 wheeler on Interstate 35 north of Ruekle Road Proposition 12 stirs debate on ouio Goodwill brings hope suffering PROPOSITION 2003 DAVID Edna and Jeanne employees of Goodwill Industries in San take a look at decorative items available for sale at the New Braunfels Goodwill which celebrates its grand opening The store will help area job New Braunfels store celebrates grand opening BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer The new Goodwill store in New Braunfels will offer dis counted clothing and products to budgetconscious But theres more to Good will stores than just thrift The need for jobs brought the chain and Goodwill will help people who might have nowhere else to The New Braunfels store will open at 8 A Goodwill survey reported 75 percent of New Braunfels residents with disabilities dont have a said Edna vice president of marketing and development for Goodwill San Thats where Goodwill comes We understand that peo ples lives change dramatical ly when they get a Perez Vega Goodwills Job Help Center will be located on site after it is completed in about two Offering a computer job bank and an onsite case man ager and workforce the center is the first step in a cycle of PerezVega Staff will help anyone in the community find a job from job search to placement and reten tion The store is a living class PerezVega offer ing people with disabilities or other social barriers the chance to work for the store and begin earning a pay check and learning basic job We provide a safe environ ment where people can learn and earn at the same PerezVega Once many work ers graduate into the main stream PerezVega But when that happens See 11 could bolster Texas fastgrowing wine industry This story is the sixth in a series examining the 22 proposed amendments to the Texas BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Proposition 11 would change the Texas Constitution to to make and sell their product in any area of the state including dry The amendment would allow growth in the wine creating new agricultural busi ness to replace past agriculture that is no longer It cre ates an exemption to law requiring a local option election to permit sale of State Carter RNew said the wine industry in Texas is This she could help it What this is say ing is a winery in Texas ought to be able to ship wine in the even if I live in a dry Casteel This would allow even if they have not passed the local option to allow to have it shipped Casteel said the argument in favor of allow ing the practice is that the wine industry will be an economic generator for the The downside is you may not want wine coming into ah area that is Casteel Proposition 12 would allow the legislature to set a cap on damage awards to victims in addition to monetary damage such as medical bills and loss of receive awards for mental loss of consortium or other pain and suffering Casteel said the legislature passed a similar law in 1977 that was subsequently overturned See TODAY Propositions 11 and 12 THURSDAY Propositions 13 and 14 HERALDZEtTUNGS VIEW An editorial on Proposition 12 is on todays Forum Editorials on other propositions will run and ANALYSIS ON THE WEB V Legislative Council League of Women Voters Hoffman students reap ice cream reading reward From Staff Reports About 100 Hoffman Lane Elementary stu dents were honored with an ice cream social Tuesday for completing a schoolwide sum mer reading The program was a pilot program spon sored by the New Braunfels To earn students had to read 15 different types of books by the end of the Trevor was enjoying his ice cream prize with his friends I love reading he To be he read some of his favorite books like The White he But he also had the chance to read Nickelodeon The Marketplace hopes to start the pro gram at other schools next INSIDE County could put leash on dangerous animals BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Keepers of dangerous wild animals in Comal County could soon be required to reg ister them each Precinct 1 Commissioner Jack Dawson said commis sioners today would consider County Order which would update the countys existing order regulating pos session of dangerous animals adopted in This is not to be confused with our animalcontrol order thats for cats and Dawson This relates to the keeping of wild It replaces Order which regulates possession of dan gerous wild Dawson will be acting county judge Thursday because County Judge Dan ny Scheel is away at a con Commissioners Court is conducted weekly at Thursday in the Com missioners Court See   

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