Friday, February 20, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY FEBRUARY SPORTS SOFTBALL Canyon girls faif to score in pair of games in early season tourna ment play Page BA HOW TO HELP I I I ANN COULi JBHMHIIMMi Democrats shouldnt tarnish Sen Max Clelands life by exaggerating his war record to better attack Bush Page 4A WWW i IS 14 pages 2 nejoni BHH i 0 K i 5OC i COMICS 20 i m Mjjtly j pofiUM 4A Hiflh Zow 73 43 SPORTS MA Details IB 1 i Account number 031014291 at the First Commercial Bank branch located at 1666 W Texas 46 New Braunfels 78132 has been set up to help the family of the 7yearold New Braunfels girl who was struck by a car Jan 30 investigation goes to grand jury By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A Comal County grand jury will decide whether the driver of a car that critically injured a 7 yearold Goodwin Primary School firstgrader Jan 30 will face any charges in connection with the accident The victim is recovering at Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston An official there describes her condition as good New Braunfels police Detec tive Bob Parchman said he con cluded a lengthy investigation into the accident in which a car driven by an 18yearold New Braunfels woman struck the girl just after the child got off of a Comal Independent School Dis trict bus Police reported witnesses at the accident scene said the bus was stopped and had its flash ing red lights on and its stop sign out Passing a school bus with its lights flashing is against the law Parchman said he inter viewed all 65 children who were riding the bus as well as witnesses in the neighborhood Ive concluded the investi gation and sent everything to the district attorneys office for prosecutorial Parchman said District Attorney Dib Waldrip said his office is reviewing the case for referral to the Comal County grand jury The first thing we do is look at the case factually to determine See ACCIDENT Page 3A FRONT and CENTER Trail group spoke up DAVID New Braunfels resident Donald Hildebrand hopes the city will be able to expand its hikeandbike routes Proponents say hike bike trails help quality of life A bike lane is a designated lane for bicy cle traffic on which vehicles are not allowed to park A bike way allows vehicle parking By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Developing a network of hik ing and biking trails could alter the communitys approach to its transportation problems proj ect advocates claim and could enhance the citys qualityoflife Recreational opportunities beyond the more traditional sports of baseball softball and soccer are needed as the towns population becomes more diverse officials said The hikeandbike plan is a quality of life issue for the said Mayor Adam Cork When you can get people to walk or ride a bicycle its healthy and it slows down the pace of life But you have to do it in a costeffec tive manner and it has to be The city in conjunction with Comal County Trails complet ed a bicycle and hiking trail two years ago along Comal Avenue Plans are in the works for a million project that will connect the Faust Street bridge to the Gruene historic district Comal County Trails a non profit group organized after a failed attempt to buy a stretch of abandoned Union Pacific railroad track has been the strongest See BIKE Page 3A Some candidates dont have to file financial reports By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Precinct 2 Constable candi date Kenneth Smith didnt file a 30day campaign finance report last week in connec tion with his bid to replace retiring Constable Jim Hanley He didnt have to The rules governing elec tions in this state are set out under Title 15 the Texas Elec tion Code The code sets out the requirements for all aspects of running for office Worn appointment tf acanv paign treasurer to disclaimers that tell voters who paid for a campaign sign One requirement covered is what days to file financial reports One was due Jan 15 Another was due Feb 9 and another will be due March 1 eight days before the March 9 primary election In those rules Chapter the law says only opposed candidates must file the forms and Smith is unopposed So Smith was surprised CLICK ON THUMBS Texas Election Code Click on Thursday when he read a sto ry in the HeraldZeitung that reported he hadnt filed because it wasnt news to him The Texas Ethics Commis sion told me I didnt have to file the report because Im Smith told county officials and the County officials believed the reports should have been filed Most Sheriff Bob Hold er is an example file the reports even if they raise no money and are not opposed County Clerk Joy Streater who was unopposed in her last election filed the reports I just tell people that when in doubt file Streater said I thank you We are smarter Smith said he has spent in his bid for office and took no contributions I figured if I needed to See REPORTS Page 2A COMING SUNDAY S vCTjji or gray lVf Enhanced Con itffi drab slabs with staifling sealing and stamping Walnut Avenue f Pastor Jerry Lackhart Mission statement None affiliation BEREAN BIBLE CHURCH Sundays and Wednesdays Worship style Plain Location 388 UndaSt Phone 62O6102 Current attai times 10 Churchs sole focus Bible study not filling its pews By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Berean Bible Church is the antithesis of a typical organized church It doesnt have a traditional service There is no ritual what it does have is Bible study and lots of it We believe the Bible says it said Pastor Jerry Lockhart Sunday morning services begin with an opening prayer followed by 45 min utes of study led by iockhart After a quick break for fellowship and refresh ments the service continues with piano accompanied worship testimony time and more topical study Only the format and the Bible verses are determined beforehand Anyone who feels led to share during worship or tes timony tune is encouraged to stand up s first service at Pastor Lockhart asked us to turn to the book of Philemon and I was embar rassed to have to look in the index to find out where it he said I learned more about the Bible that one Sunday than I had in 33 previous That was in 1989 Wieding is now a regular attendee but he is not a mem ber We dont keep membership Lockhart said If you are a believer you are a member Our emphasis is Bible study not church In the past 17 years the church has grown from three families to regular attendance of 75 to 90 people The con gregation moved into its current build ing in 1999 after meeting in homes and a community room Lfickhart describes the church as non denominational but its name is not without meaning The term Berean comes from a PageSA maO Berean Bible Church Pastor Jerry Lockhart says his church doesnt have a traditional service but dots stress Bible study Look in the Fri for our ttporimlft