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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas NIXED Hill MAY r Yii n pftiio TX vv SPORTS STATE FINALS New Braunfels tennis players Hendrie and AshleyTurpin advance to state finals at UIL tennis Page 6 FORUM LETTERS Readers sound off on Cinco de violence in the and troops serving in Afghanistan Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 148 12 1 section CK WWW cloudy High Low 89 69 Details DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 9 10 8 8 4 3 6 9 CISD to look at interim superintendent By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Comal Independent School District trustees will attempt to whittle down their stack of inter im superintendent candidates tonight and select two for for mal interviews The deadline for applications is but board President Dan Krueger had received six already by Krueger said he did not expect the interview process to take long because while the position was only tempo Most of these guys are well qualified to do what we need them to he They are mostly retired superintendents who have served in interim posi tions The selected candidate will serve in the districts top posi tion until around the end of if all goes as Krueger has See CISD Page 3 AT A GLANCE m What Comal Independent School District board meeting Rl When 6 today H Where Goodwin Pri mary 1297 Churchill New Branfels City takes step toward curbside parking ban By Scott Mahon StaffWriter The New Braunfels City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit curbside parking along West Com mon from Loop 337 to South Liberty The new no parking rule would be effective from May 1 to 30 to alleviate summer traffic congestion along Common An amendment to exclude curbside park ing for funerals and shuttles from the ordi nance failed an amendment to allow shuttle parking from Liberty and 180 feet along Common Street was For shuttles belonging to Corner Tubes have been irion and on Monday owner Joe Breads argued that without the ability to park shuttles on Common Street he would nt be able to operate any People will just have to he District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine he felt the city wasnt responsible for Breads potential I guess Im saying I really dont have much sympathy for Valentine Its not the citys See COUNCIL Page 3 COMINGFRIDAY Tour of Faith Another church will be profiled in the weekly series of churches in and around the NBMS mourns students death By Leigh Jones StaffWriter New Braunfels Middle School students and teachers were in mourning Monday for eighth grader Calvin who died Friday after being hit by a Union Pacific freight train along side Landa The mood on campus was somber as stu dents struggled to realize their friend would not be coming back to There were a lot of tears mis said Principal Demetria Cummias after school Calvin was veiy so he had a lot of sad Because many families traveled out of town for Mothers Day many students were unaware of the Teachers read a prepared statement to their classes after morn ing Eighth grade Counselor Rene Vega said most of the students were still in Theyre having a hard time understanding how his could he Thats what we dealt with mostly While counselors from other New Braunfels See SERVICES Page 3 ALWAYS FAITHFUL Photos by DAVID State Carter Casteel talks with Marine Lance Matt whose left hand and arm were severely damaged while serv ing in Sevald was taking part in a picnic for injured Marines and their families in Landa Park Saturday Injured Marines honored for service to country Marines and their families from throughout the United States take part in a picnic in Landa Park Saturday By Ron Maloney StaffWriter That there are no exMarines is as big a truism of military life as the fact that there are no atheists in fox The Marine Coips Semper faithful that a couple hundred Marines and their families who belong to a group called Heart of Texas Marines came to Landa Park to prove it to half a dozen enlisted men injured in the war in The soldiers are recuperating after treat ment in the burn and amputation units at Brooke Anny Medical Cen ter in San Those gathering to honor the injured soldiers included veterans of eveiy war and many of the oper ations mounted by the USMC since World including some heavy hitters Gene Overstreet of Guadalupe County and Dave Som mers of New former USMC sergeants major of the Marine Coips the rank denotes the top enlisted man in the elite Also among the participants were Comal County Sheriff Bob retired 1st Ron and District 73 state Carter Cas They were there for good reason to make sine that todays seivice members know their sacrifice has not gone unnoticed or unappreci We know the jobs these men did for us overseas and we know what happened to Sommer We want to make sure these young Marines know that we sup port See MARINES Page 5 Group focuses on relationship between children AT A GLANCE I What Guadalupe Comal Fathers and Communities Summit I When Saturday I Where Seguin 1221 Kingsbury I For information call 830 3725771 By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Four years New Braunfels High School Assistant Principal Mike Reimer made a decision that changed one boys life called his The a freshman at the took regular trips to Reimers office for disci I finally called his who lived in Eagle and told him what was going on with his Reimer 1 le took off work that drove up here and took the kid to I never had any more problems with him after After years of dealing with students in Reimer knows from experience how important fathers are to a childs or lack in The majprity of our discipline prob lems come from families where there is no father in the Thats a big prob he Members of the GuadalupeComal Fathers and Communities Coalition agree and are stepping up to change the trend of The founded in September is hosting its first fatherhood sum mit an event encouraging fathers to become more involved in their childrens We want to stop treating fathers like See FATHERS Page 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