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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 22, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                APRIL XKKXKIOIXKKKKKXXX HMD ADC SOUTHUEST HKROPUBLISHERS 2627 E YflNDELL DR PASO TX 79903 SPORTS CHAMPIONS The Smithson Valley softball team swept to the District title with a convincing win Page 5A CRAPE BAKE TIME TO BAT Break out the grapes and get ready for the Grape Bake cooking Page 7A snce 1852 133 16 2 sections C K 5O0 Mostly Cloudy High Low 84 65 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS BB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS DA TV GRIDS 3B Cell phones not target of telemarketers By Leigh Jonas StaffWriter Your cell phone number is not under attack from despite what recent scam emails would have you One of the common messages cir culating currently warns of an impending deluge of sales In a few cell phone num bers are being released to telemar keting companies and you will start to receive sales You will be charged for those an email The email goes on to list a num ber for a do not call and encourages recipientsto forward a copy to all their So many people have believed the phony die Federal Trade Commission issued a press release Thursday to clear things Telemarketing to cell phone numbers has always been illegal in most cases and will continue to be it people who fell for the emails claims and called the do not call registry number have not done themselves any The number belongs to the FTC and connects people to a legitimate but it does not make a differ ence to cell phone FCC regulations prohibit telemar keters from using automated dialers to call cell phone Auto mated dialers are standard in the so most telemarketers are barred from calling consumers on their cell phones without their See CELL Page 3A WEBBED INVASION Caterpillars take eat up oaks By Scott Mahon StaffWriter caterpillars and other creepy crawly things are a com mon sight in Comal County and the Hill But this springs population of oak leaf rollers sur prised even some Damaging populations of oak leaf caterpillars have also been reported in Boerne and San Not only can oak leaf rollers be a they can defoliate oak trees and other The oak leaf caterpjliar typically spins its silken threads from trees onto nearby and the prob lem can become so bad that some residents abandon their outdoor activities because of the hundreds of dangling The attack seems to be more intense this year than in previous said Comal County Exten sion Agent Glenn Avriett said landscaping can be protected from oak leaf roller infestation by spraying plants and trees with a registered insecticide containing either such as or any other product labeled for the control of caterpil lars or oak The worms will die in a few days with an Avriett But the best prevention should be done in early spring by spraying trees with a natural insec Oaks and other trees that have been severely defoliated in the past should be fertilized and watered The oak leaf roller does have a few natural such as par asitic wasps and certain including Once a tree is defoliated during Photos by DAVID A tree near the Comal County Extension office is enveloped in webs from the oak leaf an oak leaf roller crawls across a tree the growing it becomes stressed and serious damage can Stressed trees are suscepti ble to attack by various diseases and other such as wood boring insects like die longhorn The life cycle of the oak leaf caterpillar begins in May when the adult moth of the oak leaf roller lays its eggs on die twig tips and leaf buds of several different kinds of See WEB Page 3A Taxrelief stalls again in state House By Brand Grissom Associated Press Writer AUSTIN Rick Perrys tax reform plan hit another stumbling block Thurs day over a proposal that would allow tin revenue limit for cities and comities to grow as their business costs The measure is meant to safeguard prop erty tax cuts by limiting the amount of enue local governments can take in without voter Carl postponed debate on his truth in taxation bill until Tuesday after House members approved a change to tie the revenue limit to growth in business costs and exempt services the state requires of local governments but does not The upper limit on increas es would remain at 8 the same as current Isett said the approved Thurs day on an 8753 created too much uncertainty for voters seeking lax relief and delayed The delay is the second in little more than a Last a technical error sent the bill back to a House Opponents say Isetts planned 5 percent cap on annual revenue increases would hamstring the ability of local officials to generate money for services like police and fire How is it were going to put a chain around the necks of city councils of this state and county commissioners of this state and yank it every time we feel its appropriate said Fred R Carter RNew presented the new which she See TAX Page 3A City election Take a look at the charter amendments and see who the HeraldZeitungendo ises in first Comal Country Church helps the hurting COMAL COUNTRY CHURCH Pastor Neil Kibbe H Denomination Southern Baptist Attendance 140 Meeting time I Location FM 306 just past Purgatory Road I Phone 210 3653658 By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Comal Country Church is for people who hate The antitie message is not central to their but it is one of the first things vis itors notice when they walk through the front We are a casual said Pastor Neil Tra you were expected to dress up for Our motto is jeans and boots are The Country Church atti tude about clothes is just an outward symbol of their desire to prevent anything from coming between peo ple and The dress code signifies the congregations goal to reach unchurched not just people who look good in fancy We wanted to have a sim pler Kibbe The last church I pastored had 27 committees and a committee on This congregation is just try ing to follow Rick Warrens model for a purposedriven Member David who specializes in encour aging church growth move said a Warrenstyle church could narrow its focus to five things wor ministry and Our big focus is to be a balanced church in each of these he That will make us a healthy and a healthy church Comal Country Church began in 2001 in a log cabin on FM They grew out of See CHURCH Page 7A DAVID Pastor Neil David worship and James at Comal Country UJIUUllUJIUJUJU HANO BAR IS OR ANNIVERSARIES Downstairs in the Prince m V   

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