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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas TTTT MAY HERALD EL PASO TX 79905 IIUJLNVJ SPORTS The Smithson Valley baseball team opens the regional quarterfinals with a win over CC Page SA FORUM COLUMN Columnist Woodall says its time for society to do whatever it takes to get rid of Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 157 18 2 sections CLICK j Partly Cloudy High Low 96 71 Details1B DEAR ABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES IA SPORTS BA TV GRIDS Ozone levels in air reach dangerous levels By Ron Maloney Staff Writer If you didnt want to mow your lawn you now have a rea son not The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Alamo Area Council of Govern ments declared Friday an Air Quality Health Alert An alert is issued on days state planners expect ground level ozone levels to exceed the feder al standard of 85 parts per bil lion in the The the young and those with respiratory illness are advised to avoid going outdoors during the heat of the day if pos and everyone is asked to take measures to reduce air pol lution on AQHA Allison natural coordi nator for said die region is getting off to an early start for this years ozone which runs from April 30 to Its a little worrisome because it didnt begin until the end of July last Young This is partially due to smoke coming into Central Texas from Mexico and Central Another major factor is the The average temperature on an AQHA day is 92 Young with a wind speed of less than 4 When you combine those fac you have all the ingredients for a bad air quality Young Precinct 2 Commissioner Jay who presides over AACOGs Air Improvement Resources said the county would fly its yellowon black air quality warning ban ners and he hoped New Bulverde and Garden Ridge would do the See AIR Page 3A Jay Millikin Samesex marriage ban moves forward By Kelley Shannon Associated Press Writer AUSTIN A proposed Texas constitu tional ban on samesex marriage cleared another legislative hurdle Friday as it won approval in a Senate The Senate State Affairs Committee vot ed 62 to recommend the measure move to the full where supporters predict it will survive Democratic Ulti if it passes the Texas voters would decide on the State law already prohibits samesex mar This legislation would allow voters to decide whether to amend the Texas consti tution to define marriage as between one one The House narrow ly passed the proposallast State Carter RNew Braun said she voted for the proposal when it came before the I do believe a marriage is between a man and a she I came from a time when people did not express their sexual preference unless is was for the opposite I cannot get away from who I am and how I was Casteel said she suspected the debate over samesex relationships would continue See MARRIAGE Page 3A IHVKMHHMMHpHHBMIHpHHMHMHi Toddling along The youngest New Braunfels citizens take ceriterstageatthe Woman arrested over dispute with Bexar judge By Ron Maloney Staff Writer GARDEN Garden Ridge woman was arrested Thursday on felony charges stemming from a dispute with a Bexar County judge and her alleged filing of a fraudulent million lien against his Comal County Sheriffs Deputy Eddy Luna said he and Deputy Gene along with officers of the Department of Public Safety special crimes arrest ed Renee Louise Halay at her Garden North Drive home at about 11 She was booked into Comal County Jail on charges of securing execution of a doc ument by deception in excess of filing a false financial statement and attempted theft of more than If the first charge is a firstdegree See DISPUTE Page 3A AN QLYMPIC EFFORT Win or local Special Olympians give their all By Ron Maloney Staff Writer SAN MARCOS Tilli 1 and Tilli 2 are a They travel everywhere Tilli 1 is Tilli who is the very proud grandmother of Tilli New Braunfels Middle School seventh grader Tilli they went to the 36th annual Summer Games of the Texas Special Olympics the sec ond trip to the summer games for who competed in the running long jump and the 100 meter The event continues today and tomorrow at Bobcat Admission is The Special started in the late 1960s by Eunice Kennedy gives special needs chil dren and adults an opportunity to participate in sports and compete in much the same way their less challenged peers participate in varsity or intramural Nancy head of the New Braunfels dele NBMS special educa tion teacher and said the Special Olympics is all about team work and not about who wins or You come out here and watch these and youll know why Ive done this for 11 Edelen I love it and I love what it does for these kids It builds their self confidence and builds up their Photos by DAVID Ruben Garcia receives a lastminute kiss from his and advice from his Ruben before participating in the 50meter assisted walk at the Special Olympics Summer Games in San Marcos Below even though he didnt take first Garcia shows his can do attitude by flashing his parents and coaches a thumbs Below using a rope to guide sightimpairecTNBHS student Dillon Dischinger participates in the 50meter sense of self My kids learn they can compete with anybody If you watch you dont secondguess You dont wonder why you do The events motto says it Everyone is a That didnt do Lynch much good when she scratched on the long jump because she stepped on the white line prior to her Ede len hugged and comforted the tearful and disappointed girl and reminded her that she had to be there and be strong for the rest of the Its They didnt set the jump up the way we practiced Edelen You have to adjust your atti tude so you can cheer for the rest of the team they need you Lynch choked back her disap pointment and said she Im here to cheer for my she managing a smile that only grew as the morning went Shortly Lynch went over to the shade where the rest of the New Braunfels team sat between events and spent a few minutes with her grandmother and Dillon who was to compete in the 50meter dash and the shot Tilli 1 asked who is if he was and he said he Im going to do the running and See OLYMPICS Page 9A Garden Street bridge shut down By Ron Maloney Staff Writer City officials closed the Garden Street bridge early Friday after a deep pothole developed in an approach to the City Engineer Mike Short said late Fri day the hole had been but the bridge would have to remain closed until Monday while the concrete used in the repair Traffic going toward Schlitterbahn or the last public exit on the Comal River will have to be detoured to East San Antonio Street and Union Avenue until the bridge is There was a significant pothole at the bridge Short We had to remove a strip of the approach and replace it with Short said the repair was about four feet wide and extended across the The bridge itself was not dam he That bridge is a relatively stout struc and the rest of the bridge is Short Weve completed the and it should be ready for traffic Monday MANDY New Braunfels Police and road crews discuss the repair and reopening of the Garden Street bridge
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