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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 3, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                SATURDAY JULY 3 2004 flLL FOR flDC 780 m 1U00571 SOUTHWEST HICROPUDLISHERS 262 E VftHDELL DR tt PASO TX 79903 j ZEITUNG SPORTS LITTLE LEAGUE The Canyon Lake 14yearold team ends its playoff run with a loss to Seguin Black 154 Page 5A FORUM QUEST COLUMN Writer laments When will New Braunfels city council start to listen to its citizens complaints regarding rivers Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 14 pages 2 sections ICK Partly cloudy High Low 96 Details 73 1B DEAR ABBY 38 CLASSIFIEDS 348 COMICS 28 CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A oerruARiES 3A SPORTS B6A 3B CELEBRATE Find fun and festive ways to celebrate Independence Day with festivities beginning today and running through Monday in New Braunfels andsurrounding commu nities Enjoy great food patriotic music and fantas tic fireworks while spend ing time with your family friends and neighbors NEW BRAUNFELS Today 9 Music by Comal Community Band Parade begins at corner of Seguin and Bridge streets Sunday fireworks display preceded by patriotic concert BRANCH AREA Sunday River Crossing Golf Course 1 Golf tourna ment begjns Live music face paint ing childrens activ ities food and drinks 9 Fireworks display Golf tournament is per entrant all other activities free VIP package available for reserved seating and parking SCHERTZ Today 10 Parade Celebrating Freedom Noon Opening cer emony 1 Cibolo Hermann Sons dancers 2 U Meek dancers 2 The Karate Dojo martial arts demonstration Stars Dance Academy 46 Live music by the Arbunkle Boys 7 Texas Twisters line danc ing 8 Free dance music by Pop a Top Sunday 24 Hits from the 60s 70s and 80s 57 Live music by the Drug Store Cowboys P 8 Karaoke with Billy Feehan Fireworks display All activities take place at Pickrell Park including an arts and crafts show and a silent auction opening at 10 Saturday and Sunday Free admission RANDOLPH AW FORCE BASi Sunday P Childrens crafts including jewelry making face paint ing flag making H 56 Childrens bowling competition Fitness and sports skills area 1610 Live music by the Wilbert Beasley and Body and Soul and Two Tons of SteelBand 110 Fireworks display I Free admission CANYON LAKE I Sunday 10 Fireworks display at Jacobs Creek Park The park will be closed Fireworks can be viewed from the Monday 11 Parade starting at Old Sattler Road pro ceeding down FM 2673 to VFW 8800 including a Com memorative Air Force flyover SEGUIN Today Flagrais ing ceremony in Central Park 10 Parade on Austin Street Mayors luncheon at Starcke Park 1 Carnival and food booths in the square 8 Street dance with music by The Harleys 9 Fireworks Entrance to the car nival and food booths is free Fee for the live music Saturday night is GARDEN RIDGE Sunday am Gathering of antique vehicles at Garden Ridge City Park 11 Classic vehi cle display gather for the parade and silent auction Food including sausage hot dogs sausage on a stick roasted corn chips and cold drinks Noon Flagraising ceremony with Troop 828 Parade up Blazing Star and down Blue Bell Free admission SAN MARCOS Sunday 69 Activities at Bradley Park including live music dance performance face painting carni val and 9 Fireworks display Free admission Get out the vote DAVID Former City Councilwoman Debbie Flume invites drivers on South Seguin Avenue to sign various petitions Friday morning at the Post Office By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Senior citizens supporting an election to freeze city and coun ty property taxes agreed Friday not to try to force a September election We held a meeting Friday morning and decided we would nt submit petitions to force a Sept 11 Wayne Rudolph who has spearheaded the petition drive said We agreed that if there were two dif ns aim tor N ferent elections one on Sept 11 and one on Nov 2 people would get confused and not vote in both elections So were going to support a Nov 2 election for both the city and Proposition 13 which was passed last September by 80 per cent of voters provides that res idents have the power to force a vote on freezing property taxes for senior citizens by petitioning the city and county After a request to hold an elec tion on Proposition 13 New Braunfels City Council members set the election for Nov 2 But an official with the Secretary of States office said the city didnt have the authority to set the elec tion without a formal petition City Attorney Charlie Zech said the citys charter does allow council to call the election State law rather than the city charter sets the guidelines the city and county must follow for Proposi tion 13 Zech said See PETITIONS Page 3A Bills wont reflect 6month tax break By Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels homeowners wont get city property tax state ments until September ox Octo befcand taxes wont be due until January But city property taxes due in January will still be for 12 months to December 2005 Last year city property taxes were collected for the period June 2003 through July 2004 Because the city has changed its tax and fiscal year officials said taxpayers would never pay taxes for July through December 2004 When New Braunfels City Council members voted for the change officials said the easi est way to change the citys tax and fiscal year is to not bill tax payers for six At first glance some citizens thought their city property tax bills would be cut in six months However taxpayers will continue to pay for a 12month period said Chief Finance Officer JeffHinson The city will never collect property taxes for the period July through December he See TAXIS Page 3A Multistate lottery jackpot tops By Mark Niesse Associated Press Writer Mega Millions lot tery jackpot has gotten so high Fri day that many people said they could nt afford not to try for its record million Quickmoving lines formed at con venience stores and gas stations hours before the 11state drawing as players tried to get a piece of the nearly unimagin able prize People who never play are playing said Karen Cooley as she waited in line to buy 10 Mega Millions tickets at a store in downtown Atlanta I believe Im going to hit it No one has won in Atlanta yet and I think Ill be the first Georgia lottery officials said ticket sales may have reached per minute in the hours ahead of the drawing Its the highest Mega Mil lions prize in the games history exceeding the previous high of million in February The numbers drawn were 1025 383950 ten twentyfive thirtyeight thirtynine with a Mega Ball of 12 While a mere million prize will start to lure many infrequent lottery players in that doesnt compare to the numbers who buy tickets when the jackpot approaches million said Georgia lottery spokesman Landroche If the jackpot rolls over tonight theres a real possibility that this par ticular Mega Millions jackpot could become the largest in he said The biggest singleticket winner was a Powerball jackpot of million awarded on Christmas Day 2002 to a West Virginia man But Mega Millions predecessor the Big Game had a mul tiway prize of million in May 2000 Despite 135 millionto1 odds a ticket sometimes pays for itself by fueling the hopes of lottery risktakers who dream of that kind of instant wealth said Ed Story who filled out a ticket form in Atlanta I saw a guy walk in and he didnt even know how to play a ticket He See LOTTERY Page 3A WINNING NUMBERS 110 25 38 39 50 I bonus ball 12 I megaplier 3 I On the Web   

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