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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 17, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY APRIL 2005 riERALDZEITUNG SPORTS BOSTON RUN Canyon coach Heather Sanders will hit the road Monday to run in the Boston Page 1B Serving New Braunfels and Comal since 129 34 5 sections ICK Local teams gear up for annual Relay for Life walk this Page 1C Mostly Cloudy High Low 79 62 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS Drugs a growing threat in New Braunfels By Ron Maloney Staff Writer What would it be like to live in a small community where drugs are such a problem that there have been six overdose deaths in the past year Or every year or someone gets killed over the drug much of which is managed by street gangs Or where the police have made dozens of felony arrests not counting untold misdemeanor arrests for small amounts of mar ijuana or pills in the past year that they say dont even scratch the surface of the true drug prob lem on the streets What would it be like to live in a community where drugs are so common in middle and high REPORT DRUG CRIME Comal County Metropolitan Narcotics Task Force can be reached at Anyone who wishes to report drugrelated activity can also call Crime Stoppers at 830 620TIPS 8477 or 800 schools that our kids know more about them than we do It would be about like living in New because local law enforcement officials say thats the way it is here and with out the ability to put on the kind of police pressure necessary to cut into the local drug offi cers say the only way it will change is if they can get more citizens involved in helping to stop Police Mike Rust is in charge of the New Braunfels Police Departments Criminal Investigation Most of the drug cases in New he come out of traffic stops or other situations where offi cers who respond to calls find evidence of drug Local police mount few undercover See DRUGS Page 8A Mike Rust Parents team up to fix problems at NB Middle By Leigh Jones Staff Writer AT A GLANCE 1 What Citizens for New Braunfels Middle School Improvement meeting 1 When Monday Where New Braunfels Public 700 East Common Parents are tired of hearing stories about bullying problems at New Braunfels Middle and they are banding together to do something about Gltizerts Braunfels Middle School Improvement hope to make the school day safer and happier for students during their twoyear transition between childhood and The group will hold its fourth meeting Monday to discuss what they say are neces sary changes to the campus academic and disciplinary This situation has gone on for a long said Liza whose daughter will be entering eighth grade next Can it be fixed We hope Although stories of bullying cast a nega tive light on the Stockwell said the groups focus was See SCHOOL Page 3A COMINGTUESDAY Staying in shape While mdst children watch TV or play video these youngsters buck the NBISD calendar debate likely over By Leigh Jones StaffWriter AT A GLANCE The New Braunfels Independent School District calendar debate will likely be over Mon day when board mem bers vote to approve the calendar they request ed from Superintendent Ron Reaves in The final draft begins school on ends the first semester before does not include a winter break and ends school a week before Comal Reaves said he was comfortable with the calendar because it met the school boards When they decided not to approve the calendar recommended by the District See CALENDAR Page 3A What New Braunfels Independent School District board meeting When 6 Monday 1 Where Education Center board 430 Mill TRAINED ON TRAINS Photos by DAVID The passing Lionel trains on one of several operating layouts at the New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Societys annu al Jamboree at the civic center Saturday fascinates Cody Olivia and Max Weissflog and their Carla look for small objects such as cats and hobos hidden around a N scale layout at Saturdays model train Railroad jamboree enthralls adults alike By Ron Maloney StaffWriter If you know what to look you can just pick out a train guy like Cody Often as hell be in blue Better hell proudly wear an old pair of bib overalls like those brakemen and firemen wore in the good old days when engines were made of men of steel and the whole world ran on steam and a In Cody Kites case you could just tell hes been a train man all his he was wearing the blue andwhite engineers and walking with the swagger of some one who disdains diesel but knows his way around a switchyard Ml of the old steam leviathans that tamed what was once considered the wild Cody dragged his Kimberly and his Susan through all four venues of the 18th Annual Model Railroad Jamboree sponsored by the New Braunfels Historic Railroad Modelers Soci By noon more than 600 people had come to the New Braunfels Civic Center to see near ly 200 model train memorabilia five working train layouts at the Elks Lodge across Seguin the layouts at the New Braunfels Railroad Museum and a working Union Pacific diesel electric locomotive parked on a siding next to city We came last Susan This just gets better each When we leave well go to the depot because Cody loves that train down We just have a great time this is a great thing for a family to If its a great thing for a its just indescribable for a little boy who loves trains so much he does nt care if he sits all afternoon wait ing for one to cross a New Braun fels My son just loves Kim berly I think its Mom and grandmom contin ued to watch the boy His face right down against the railroad He just turned Susan looking on as the boy intent ly watched an OGauge We got him a Thomas the Tank Engine for his We barely got him out of mat Union Pacific engine over He has a ton of train said Cody ignored the conversation He had his head right down against the watching raptly as See RAILROAD Page 2A
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