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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 13, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas MNMXXNNKNNXMMK Hi FOR ftOC 780 K01 1000571 SOUTHUEST HICROPUOLISHERS 2627 E VAKDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 APRIL SPORTS JUST SHORT The Canyon baseball team lets several good opportuni ties slip by in a stinging 21 Page 6A CANYON LAKE WRITING Author MillieThornton over came her fear of writing and is now a published Page 8A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County 125 16 2 sections CLICK B 1 Sunny High Low 84 54 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 5B CLASSIFIEDS 6B COMICS 4B CROSSWORD 4B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS BB Soaring gas prices frustrate area drivers By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Frank Fikac is a retiree who drives a Jeep and mows lawns to stay fit and make a little extra who stopped by Harry Patels Champs 4 convenience store late TAiesday isnt especially happy about the price of which has now hit an alltime high in New running per gallon or a little more in some People expect me to operate my business for the prices I charged 20 years Fikac I raised prices a while Right Im just eat ing the His Jeep gets about 18 miles per But Fikac says the price has nt cut into his because he didnt drive any more than he had to before prices climbed over a gal lon last 1 think its Fikac Why dont they offer people con tracts to drill here in America so we dont have to depend on somebody else The problem is nobody in this country can get a contract to We need to clean our own house I think thats about enough Sunnye a purchaser for a major business in New said she didnt believe the price hikes were I think it needs to Churchill I think theres got to be a stop ping point It needs to Gas for her Ford Churchill is costing her more a At shes finding her suppliers are tacking on price increases because of the cost of which so far shes been able to large ly resist by demanding price breaks with the threat of going to anoth er If we all demand it well get a Churchill who commiserates with his customers about the price of said hes starting to see other prices See GAS Page 3A Robbins pleads guilty to injuring grandson By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A New Braunfels man pleaded guilty Tuesday to recklessly causing injuries to his injuries found after the boy died under mysterious circumstances in late Gregory 53 pleaded guilty before 274th Judicial District Judge Gary Steel to one count of causing injury to his 15monthold Brandon Lee Rob bins Brandon Lee Robbins was found unre sponsive in bed 2003 and was rushed to McKenna Memorial where he was pronounced Traces of the drugs methadone and cocaine were found in his Robbins faces between two and 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to He will be sentenced after a presentencing investigation is which will be in about 45 Robbins has been held in Comal County See GUILTY Page 3A MAKING A DIFFERENCE COMINGTHURSDAY True heroes Three women join forces to help a man in turfy earning the title of Confederate display showcases citys history By Ron Maloney Staff Writer German immigrants in the state of Texas played important if often forgotten roles in the American Civil In then acting Rick Perry named April Texas Confederate History In recognition of the Gustav Hoff mann Camp Sons of Confederate has put together a display at the Sophienburg Museum and Archives that runs throughout the Featured are translated copies of dis patches from the war published in the Neu See HISTORY Page 3A DAVID Chrislyn Morris plays in the sand box in her backyard with adopted 2yearold son Chrislyn and her are trying to adopt their second child through Child Protective Adoption gives children a chance for support By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Sammy weighed a little more than 2 pounds when he entered the world pre maturely two years While his mother battled a cocaine habit that pre vented her from caring for her the infant lay in the hospital under the watchful care of Child Pro tective At the same Chris lyn and Kevin Morris were completing their 20hour foster parent Two weeks after their last they received a call from their Sammy was 6 weeks old at the The Morrises took Sam my home from the hospi MAKE A DIFFERENCE E8 For more information about becoming a foster parent or adopting through call DeAna Williford at 6095033 250 know ing he could be sent back to his birth mother any time within the first if she could get her act We prepared ourselves for and we made a commitment to each other to work through it together if it but his par ents never got Chrislyn Three months the couple took in another 2yearold It was only supposed to be for two but his mother just Chrislyn His adoption should be final this For the foster care leading to adoption was the next best thing to having their own Its such a rewarding I dont under stand why more people dont do Chrislyn Last CPS facilitated 100 adoptions in the region al area that includes New but local Adop tion Supervisor DeAna Williford said they definite ly could do I mink there is a miscon ception about what it takes to be a foster Willi ford You dont have to own your own and you dont have to make a specific amount of Those are the two biggest questions I You also do not have to be CPS accepts single parent and same sex While many like the Morris want Williford said the agency only sent babies home with people willing to give them By we have to give birth parents a year to get their lives which can be hard on the foster she But many older children need homes as The biggest need in Comal County is for See ADOPT Page 5A A growing problem in Coiinii County m April 6 Understanding the issue K TodayA family helps out m April 20 Family Group Counseling helps many Si April 27 Making a differ ence in the lives of children THIS IS YOUR BEER w
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