Friday, May 13, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 13, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas lllllllll MAY I t VfifJIM I I I I II t M I I I I It I I i I i I I I i It I i dTUNG SPORTS ON TO STATE Smithson Valleys Dana Mecke and Lauren Reeves join Canyons Robert Worley at state track Page 6 ELECTION 2005 ONE VOTE District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine picked up one vote in a recount but is still behind Lynn Page 2 151 14 1 section CLICK 5Oc 8 1 i DEARABBY 10 I CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 9 CROSSWORD 9 I FORUM 4 High Low OBITUARIES 3 Cloudy SPORTS Details 8 I TV GRIDS 6 10 Juvenile incarceration costs soar in county By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Comal County commissioners Thursday voted to spend in reserves to cover projected short falls in funding for locking up juve nile The countys district and county courtatlaw judges who serve on the Child Welfare Board approached commissioners asking for the addi tional funding in part because last year commissioners cut out of the Juvenile Probation Depart ments budgetary requests and partly because of the increased need in this county to lock up juvenile In cases were up County Auditor David Renken said juvenile probation budgeted and spent approximately for About of that money comes from the countys gen eral while the rest comes from several grant Believing the 2004 caseload to be an anomaly and faced with stark budget commissioners slashed the incarceration budget to telling probation officials to come back for funds during this year if they needed See JUVENILES Page 2 BULLISH ON RODEO Longer stares down monster lives to talk about it By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Ryan Longer laughs when he hears someone joke about some job or other being tough but someone has to do Thats because he has the grand daddy of all those kinds of jobs one make no mistake about can kill Longer is a the Spanishstyle bull fighter with the dainty bright colored cape and the big bull stick than an even They Longer said dis They dont let the bull eat or drink for of New is an Americanstyle bullfighter who works the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association and Ameri can Professional Bullfighting Asso ciation He lives out of the camper in the back of his traveling from show to and doing odd construction jobs here at home to fill in what down time he There are two types of bullfight ing in the United States and the animal emerges from the contest little worse for the and a whole lot smarter for next time unlike the bullfighting known in where the animal gives his all including his life for the benefit of the One is where the bull fighter confronts the man to and a team of judges scores his In that Longer has been ranked 12th internation ally during his short The other is for rider protec tion protection of rodeo bull riders who fall off the Those bullfighters dont com pete with one another and so Photos by MANDY Ryan a professional attracts a bulls attention away from its fallen rider at Vics Arena in Longer walks away from the gate after diverting a bulls arent Their job is solely to protect the bullrider when he falls Most people know that kind of bullfighter as a rodeo But make no mistake about its seri ous Rodeo bullfighters have an ironic and even fatalistic sense of That comes from the Over the course of a bullfighters are bound to get A bumper sticker on the back of Longers truck If it cant kill it aint a Youre going to get A bullrider is on one bull for eight seconds at a We fight 40 bulls for two to three minutes On an average per Im in front of 180 Longer On a sum mer that can be 200 to 250 Thats the fun part for me because I get to play with every single Longer isnt the main rodeo person who runs the tells the oneliners and enter tains the crowd in much the same See BULLS Page 5 NB police to train recruits By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Two prospective New Braunfels police officers began their training in San Antonio this week to learn the skills required for their jobs and get the basic certification required to be a peace What is different about these two offi cers from others hired by the NBPD in recent years is they are not yet certified peace officers and New Braunfels is pay ing them an hourly wage plus the cost of their The move brings back a practice com mon in New Braunfels in the 1970s and common to many urban and suburban police departments paying a prospective See RECRUITS Page 3 COMINGSATURDAY Dance away The Top Hat Dance Club fills the night with formal dancing and fun for Wine and Saengerfest promises fun for all By Scott Mahon StaffWriter A blend of famil iar new experiences and German the second annual Wein and Saenger fest will be an all day festivity Satur day in downtown New The festival has something for said Main Street Manag er Jan Wineries from See WINE Page 3 WINE AND SAENGERFEST ffl 10 Ethnic pet parade Bl 10 to 8 Grape stomp ffl Noon Grape Bake judging and prizes 6J 3 to 8 Wine tasting featur ingTexas wineries H Noon to 8 Wine market open W 7 Street dance featuring Two Tons of Steel ffl Noon to 8 Weinstein University Evangel reaches out to those in need EVANGEL ASSEMBLY OF GOO Pastor Sam Atwell Denomination Assembly of God Meeting time Sunday Location 104 Melody Lane Phone 6081133 Worship style Blended By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The love at Evangel Assembly of God cannot be contained within the walls of its clubhouse turned It spills out into the sur rounding bringing hope to people who have given up on Walking down the Pastor Sam Atwell said he was amazed at how many people he encountered who were without I meet a lot of people who are victims of rather than heirs of he Far from being discour aged by what he Atwell viewed the churchs loca tion as an opportunity to meet some of the citys unique We try to meet one need at a time and often discov er the needs are commu he The first outreach the church started in the neighborhood was a sidewalk min istry for Every other mem bers converge on a neigh bors front yard to set up They play with the children and get to know them before diving into music and a Everything is aimed at the to teach them right where theyre Atwell Member Liz McCraw said the outreach was working for neighborhood children as well as the church members Its great seeing the chil dren getting involved and See CHURCH Page 2 DAVID Evangel Assembly of God pastor Sam Atwell stands near the front of his