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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 22, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas f OCTOBER 1ERALD ZEITUNG SPORTS PLAYOFFS The Cardinals defeat the Astros 52 in Game 7 of NCLS championship Page 6A FORUM LITTERS Readers sound off on elec minimum donations and banjo Page 4A New Braunfels and Comal County since 16 2 sections CLICK i j Mostly cloudy High Low 90 70 Details 1B DEARABBY COMICS 21 CROSSWORD tt FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 1A SPORTS 6A Tvawos si ii n m ii muwm m LI w Tax freeze could have larger impact By Ron Malonay Staff Writer If voters enact a tax freeze for county officials learned Thursday younger vot ers and businesspeople will absorb even more of the impact than previously And Precinct 2 Commission er Jay who has taken the point in opposing the warned it could cut seri ously into vital services if the county is to avoid a potential rollback Under tax voters can petition for a ballot to roll back a tax hike if it increases the effective tax rate by more than 8 During the comments por tion of the County Clerk Joy Streater noted heavy voter turnout for the first three days of early Weve seen voters so far more than 800 from Garden Ridge Streater Were exceed ing every In the 2000 presidential elec turnout was heavy on the Qrst and last day of early See Page 3A Groups discuss REMEMBERING VICTIMS opinions on Propositions 2OO4 LOCAL DEBATES I Local race heats up when residents receive letters asking for their votes on reactions to let 5A I Coverage of Tuesdays debates contin ues with tax freeze ByRonMaloney Staff Writer Proponents and opponents of the ballot propositions New Braunfels res idents will vote on in this election stat ed their views at this weeks League of Women Voters New Braunfels neighborhood activist Betty Dunkin and Comal County Fair Association director Arlon Hermes argued the pros and cons of ballot Proposition which would declare the Comal County Fairgrounds park Proposition which would add aluminum cans to the existing ban of See Page 3A workers dunce to hone Health department to hold flu clinic for seniors Photos by MANDY Attendees of the candlelight vigil held by the Crisis Center of Comal County in Landa Park throw carnations into the Comal River in honor of victims of domestic Crisis Center of Comal County offers help to victims of domestic violence The Comal County Public Health Department will con duct a flu vaccine clinic for seniors today at the Comal County Senior Citizen Cen ter on Landa In Thursdays Daily Plan ner section of the Herald the age was reported County Nurse Karon Preiss said the clinic is open to people age 65 and above under guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Clinic hours are 9 to and to 4 Anyone seeking an immu nization will have to show proof of residence in Comal County or the City of New Haley Lasseter holds a candle in remembrance for the 153 women who died as a result of domes tic violence in By Leigh Jones StaffWriter When Trade finally decided to leave her hus she had no place to She was running from a violent situation at and with two young children in she needed a safe I dont think we could have made it through without the crisis Trade The shel ter was a very important part of getting out of the situation I had been in for 18 whose last name is being withheld for her lived at the Crisis Center of Comal County with her two daughters for two CANDLELIGHT VIGIL Local residents hold candlelight vigil remembering those who have been vic tims of Page 5A hiding from her husband and trying to establish a life on her During her she received refer rals to local aid help securing a job most a legal f his Trades divorce was and sinbecame a good woman who See Page 3A Grace Memorial members help comfort wounded soldiers Ml GRACE MEMORIAL CHURCH FM725 Phone 626 3045 I Pastor Richard Carse I Denomination nondenomina tional I Attendance 170 I Meeting times and Sunday I Location 3240 Worship style traditional blended Mission Building families and futures that honor By Uigh Jones StaffWriter Every other Ruth Walling drives to San Antonio to visit soldiers wounded in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring She spends all day visiting with the young men and women recovering from what are often lifealtering The patients are bored to Walling said We spend a lot at time listen miss their They need to be around Not satisfied with her own Walling decided to get her Grace involved UI saw such a need and our church did have a mission at that she church members bring donations to take to the One woman even knits an blanket every week to take to the wheelchairbound Church members also join Wailing tor Pastor Richard Carse recently helped run an entertaining game of I was dumbstruck by the need thats he said I was also struck with how many times 1 heard someone say thank They are so grateful someone The church members are not share their faith with patients unless but Walling said church members had more motivation than most to volunteer their As were supposed to love our she said we owe it to Grace Memorial Church will celebrate its fifth anniversary next Some like Sunday are still brand new they just started hold ing classes in Their two services are so full they recently added a bakxMiy to hold the over See Page 3A OMAD Pastor Richard Carse of Grace Memorial Church site in front of crosses given by new When a person or family joins the they donate a cross to hang on the ui Uptown Puino Luu is the plKt o ineH your friends hove fun1
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