Sunday, April 4, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas SUNDAY IS APRIL COUPONS SAVi 9148 Find savings with Cottman Transmission NB Stone Supply Jackson Hewitt Folkfest and Smart Source Inside SALDZEITUNG SPORTS PLAY BALL In crosstown matchup Canyon Cougars hand New Braunfels Unicorns base ball team its first district loss Page IB Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 32 pages 4 sections CLICK i wwvr DEARABBY I CLASSIFIEDS i COMICS ec 10 4C Rain chance 30 percent High Low 71 53 1 Details3B i CROSSWORD 4C I FORUM j OBITUARIES I SPORTS 4A 3A IB 946 Focus set FRONT and CENTER tare on of farming Carter Casteel AT A GLANCE What State Rep Carter Casteel meets with Comal County farmers and ranchers When 2 Monday Where New Braunfels Civic Center lobby 390 S Seguin Ave State Farm Bureau and agrt tives will attend By Scott Mahon Staff Writer State Rep Carter Casteel wants farm ers and ranchers to know what options they have in regard to annexation and preserving agriculture Casteel will meet at 2 Monday at the civic center with local residents and representatives from the Texas Farm Bureau and Texas Department of Agriculture With so much discussion about annexation these days I wanted to get farmers and ranchers together and see if I could get some of their questions Casteel said I would like anyone interested in the subject to come to the meeting to voice their con Casteel said she had received 100 phone calls during the past year from farmers asking for help against annex ation So I thought itd be a good time to See FARMING Group planning to start local child advocacy center By Ron Maloney Staff Writer April marks sexud assault awareness and child abuse prevention months and sev eral groups say the county needs to do more fo victims Thursday Karen McDon ald of the Comal County Womens Center District Attorney Dib WalcW p Sher iffs Deputy Donna C IConner police detective larinna Skrzycki and others updated Comal County co ers on efforts to b al Assault Nurse SANE nursing p a child advocacy New Braunfels A task force has be en meet ing with McKenna H alth Sys aSexu iner and enter to 2004 I Early voting for Republican runoff elections takes place from 8 am to pm Monday through Thursday ir Room KMoftheComal County Courthouse I The runoff elec tion will be con ducted April 13 I Five vie for Bulvarde alder tem officials to try to convince the hospital to begin its own SANE program The hospital has been reluctant because the program is available in San Antonio and because offi cials claim the caseloads are too low Thursday a separate group told commissioners it wants to find a way to fund and build a childrens advocacy A childrens advocacy center is a onestop childfriendly facility designed for the treat ment and interviewing of young victims of sexual phys ical or emotional abuse It is intended to help begin the healing and closure See VICTIMS Page 7A Family fun at Folkfest DAVID Above Bonnie Sacco left and Savannah Lambert do the Chicken Dance Saturday morning down South Seguin Avenue during the Kindermasken Parade Top from left Jewel Borie Cole Davis Seth Rice Sara Morgan and Katrina Ernst III STORE FOLKFEST CONTINUES TODAY 11 to 6 Heritage Village WOChwdt Hill Admission is for adults for children age 6 to 12 ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE noon Sahawe Indian dancers Unstrung Old Time Band 1 New Braunfels Village Brass Band pm Sahawe Indian dancers Boeme Village Band I 2 Deutsches Volkstanzverein von San Antonio I Sahawe Indian dancers Julia Grimmer fid dler I 3 pm Polka Dot Community Band of Fredericksburg I Com bined bands 14 Deutsches Volkstanzverein yon San Antonio I Emcee is The a John Wayne imperson ator Residents turn out to help keep Kindermasken alive By Dylan Jim6nez Staff Writer The Kindermasken parade was a fam ily project for Keith Davis his daughter Kim and her husband Jon They constructed a cardboard rocket ship for Davis grandsons Cole 3 and Luke 1 The boys wore painted card board jet packs The project took them three nights of preparation Davis wife Jan Yoehle Wingate and daughter Kim were in the parade when they were young girls and now the grandsons are carrying on the tradition We cant let Kindermasken Davis said before the parade Cole and Luke later placed at the cos tume contest The parade also was a family event for Jana Borie Her mother Sally made a princess outfit for lanas daughter Jewel 3 Jana who has lived in New Braunfels five years has never participated We always hear about it after its she said This year she heard about the parade early and because it was so easy to enter decided to participate Parents just show up for the event bringing their children in costume See Page 9A Early voting for primary runoffs begins Monday By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Early voting begins Mon day at the Comal County Courthouse in three Repub lican Party primary election runoffs To be decided are primary elections for County Court atLaw 2 Precinct 1 Com missioner and Precinct 4 Constable Winning the runoff is tan tamount to winning the November general election because none of the Repub licans faces Democrat oppo sition In County CourtatLaw 2 Judge Charles Stephens is seeking to keep the post Comal County commission ers appointed him to this past September against a spirited challenge from New Braun fels attorney Randy GrayIn the March 9 primary Stephens pulled votes 44 percent against Grays votes 43 To win the primary a candidate needed more than 50 percent of the vote Assistant District Attorney Joe Soane who got 657 votes or 12 percent of the total has endorsed Gray In the Precinct 1 commis sioner contest incumbent Jack Dawson pulled down votes percent to oppDaentBobWickrnans658 votes Diane Dasher who was third with 559 votes percent of the ballots cast has offered Dawson her support In Precinct 4 constable candidates Doug Dunlap and Shane Rapp wUl square off April 13 to determine who will replace Constable Ben Scroggin who was redistrict ed into Precinct 1 where he ran unopposed See VOTUM Page 8A Cheek us out on the web at MILLER ft MILLER 186 CaatellAve Downtown New Braunfels