Thursday, December 25, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 25, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas SOCCER BO SVHS grad who played of the boys soccer team noW coaches womens team at Page 5A COMMUNICATE Redeem coupon at the Com munication Source to get two free accessories with wireless phone Page 2A u o0mal Ceunty since V 36 2 sections K wwwr FRONT and CENTER v v DAVID Jaren coDldnt wait to take a ride on the new bicycle thatNew BfaunfetePolice Officer David Olson brought for him as part of the1 Blue Santa1 program Wednesday T New Braunfels police deliver presents to 323 area children By Ron Maloney i Staff Writer For a few local Christmas didiit come this year with a decorat ed much less with gifts for the For some more Santa got a little help finding their homes although his sleigh looked an awful lot like a pickup wasnt pulled by either it was escorted by a police For those faniilies and their Santa didnt look much jolly fat man from the North He sometimes a lot like a New Braunfels Braunfels Police Department and Citizens Police Academy Alumni Associations annual Christmas program that this year helped 323 children in 108 families who could not afford a very merry Christ Eachyfar since retired Chief pf Police Ray Douglas arid his Communities in Schools Director Chris PouV began the association and police offi cefs donations of cash or toys and dotting for poor local r A TWo toys and two clothing items are bought for each Rita js amazed at trwMMw of the present her retcejyes from Blue volunteer Jessi Elder See Btui Page 3A Wednesday Officials underscore safety with fireworks By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Each year in the United 20 people die and more than are injured in the accidents involv ing fireworks which cause more than million in With the new year approaching and local fireworks stands open for the hol public safety officials warn fire works are illegal within the limits of the countys incorporated cities including New Braunfels and that when used it should be with caution and Bruce Bubba Conran of the New Braunfels fire marshals office Wednes day warned that the public should be aware of the laws pertaining to According to code here in New its illegal to trans port or discharge fireworks in the city Conran Of it goes saving that you cant selTthenir Violation of the city fireworks ordi nance is a class C misdemeanor pun ishable by a fine of up to and for feiture of the illegal Conran said the city law is designed to protect people from which can be dangerous if Fireworks have been around for a long there are numer ous incidents with injuries from fire Conran During this past Fourth of we had explosions involving professional demonstrations with injuries and We just want to warn people of the Comal County Fire Marshal Lin Manford said the the countys recent burn ban does not pertain to but he urged caution in unincorporat ed county Were just asking people to be vigi lant and use all the safety Manford Theres plenty of dead vegetation out and if theyre not prudent in how they use they could cause a large wildfire that could be a FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS Do not point fire works or throw them at pets or Never ignite fire works while hold ing and never put them in containers such as bottles or cans to Never assume an unexploded fire work is safe to and never try to re light one that doesnt go Always wear safe ty Do not wear See FIREWORKS Page 3A An adult should pres Read all labels and follow all Light only one device at a Have a clear landing zone for aerial Have a fire extin guisher or water on Keep spectators a safe distance At least feet for ground items and 100 feet for aerial Never take fire works combine mix anything with them or attempt to make them at Making an explo sive device is a felony punishable by prison Courtesy of Comal County Fire Marsbars Office Brunette Artie Mathis and Elvira Russell admire one of thj n flips frees Ori display PtBden Cpipnpdty makes Christmas weeklong event at Eden Home By ScottMahon SteffWriter Brunette still gets excited abput Santa Glaus and So do her Urine also wWils thugs ijve Eden Hgm meru mA although Santa the best part 4 weve had carolers from the church es in town every Itjnjghtbe Christmas in but the three women are still fainiliarwim world they grew up a world when time with thejr their familys Boni wlfevii Krueger picked cotton on her toulys ISQracre fam Itjeje wag com and she H We eventually moved to Christmas party every I purple holiday she said she has lots pf nieces and nephews who visit her during the H9MH Page 3A Usud Cars i Trucks riUiij