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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas MMMNXNXNMKKXXKK ADC 781 If W MAY 2627 EVflNDEIl DR ELPftSOTX 79903 llmllilulilnilntnl SPORTS ITS ONI Smithson Corpus Christ Moody set time and site for their Class 5ARegion IV baseball Page 5 FORUM COLUMN Guest columnist David Will gives 14 steps council can take to make a poor ordi nance Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 166 10 1 sections CLICK Parti Cloudy High 90 y dy Low 70 DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS City to not be affected by bill amendment By Ron Malonay StaffWriter District 73 State Carter Cas teel was able Sunday to have lan guage added to a bill that would require some not New offer farmers non development agreements before annexing their The changes were made in a bill filed by Sid Miller of which adds limits in the way general law cities annex adjacent As New Braunfels is a home rule city under the provisions of the Texas Local Government the bill would not apply to although it would apply to cities such as Garden Ridge or Casteel had filed an annexa tion bill of her HB which was borne out of a pro tracted and controversial annex ation fight in 2004 in which New Braunfels sought to annex prop erty owned by farmers to the See BILL Page 2 Carter Casteel Cuellar holds town meeting on veteran issues By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Congressman Henry Cuellar spent Memorial Day in a series of town meet ing discussions of issues pertaining to Texas veterans and their whose 28th Congressional District stretches from his hometown of Laredo through San Antonio to San Mar brought an entourage of specialists on various aspects of veterans affairs to the Walton Hoffmann Memorial Post 179 of the American Legion in New Braunfels for an hour and half Cuellar made similar presentations in Seguin arid Sari ending his day well after Joining Cuellar at Post 179 were Comal County Veterans Service Officer Michelle VA Mil itary Services Coordina tor Juan VA Audie Murphy Enrollment Coordinator Michael Fort Sam Houston Cemetery Director William Trower and his staff Jose Cuellar welcomed attendees and then opened a panel discussion of veterans This is a very important day when we honor our Cuellar We have to remember them any time we any time we go to any time we assemble like we have its a time to remember and thank our veterans for what they have done for us in protect ing this Cuellar said Mondays meeting in New See CUELLAR Page 3 COMINGWEDNESDAY Moving on Nancy Fuller finishes last day as superintendent of Comal Independent School Henry Cuellar ULTIMATE SACRIFICE Photos by MANDY Cecil Konkel removes a flag from Welton plot Monday afternoon at the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Konkel and other members of Post 35 placed all flags around the park to honor Joan and Leon Helmke walk around the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park picking up flags placedthere earlier during the afternoon Memorial Even though Leon suffered a stroke two years he still makes the trek to honor those who Locals gather to honor those who died for freedom By Ron Maloney StaffWriter The warm breeze that caressed Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park was just strong enough to stretch the United States flag to its full length at half staff at midmorning About 100 people including Boy Scouts and cadets of local Junior ROTC programs attended solemn ceremonies to hon or those who have given their lives while wearing the uniforms of the United States Joan Helmke and members American Legion Post 35 and its auxiliary organized the which was the centerpiece of Memorial Day recognitions conducted in New Braunfels Post 35 Commander Cecil Konkel gave opening We gather here today to hon or our veterans and those who lie beneath us and beneath these small American and all who have given their lives under the flag of our Konkel The little flags he referred to were the more than that fluttered over the graves of fall en veterans who lie in Memor ial Those flags were put out Sunday and removed late Monday We owe our greatest homage to those who gave their j Konkel adding that none would go Because of their their light burns brightly in the heart of every Konkel flags and ceremonies can never repay this debt of Konkel said the sacrifice of American military men and women going back more than 200 years reminds us today that each new generation must be prepared to shed its blood to protect It now falls to us and our children to preserve this noble faith undiminished faith in God who has helped our cause on a thousand Konkel We ensure that faith will be preserved for countless generations God bless us and God bless See CEREMONY Page 2 MEMORIAL CEREMONY B flags were placed by graves of veterans who gave lives serving the United I Flags were placed in cemetery 5 Memorial wreath was placed at base of ceme tery and Taps was Memorial Day weekend busy despite early rains MANDY Traffic stacks up along Texas 46 East as tourists leave for By Ron Maloney StaffWriter When outfitter Felger cele brates his birthday later this sum hell also do it with a big bash to celebrate the 30th year for his Felger Tube But with overnight and early morning spring deluges and a forecast for even more the opening of Felgers 30th year was somewhat less than a Id say we were probably off 30 percent or 40 Felger blaming the downturn on weather in Austin and elsewhere and a forecast that suggested worse for New the National Weather Service issued severe thunder storm and tornado watches for areas of South Texas that includ ed Comal While thun derstorms were reported no tornadoes were Friday night and Saturday I saw people pulling out of River Road left and Fel ger 1 think people got he was a travel day for most tourists and not a bad day for New Braunfelsers to enjoy their Todays the day the locals he Felger said he and other New Braunfels outfitters werent sure that they hadnt been hurt by a permit parking program insti tuted by the city in river area I dont know what all the vari ables but we were Felger At least it wasnt like last year Were and were having God willing and Mother Nature maybe well have a better year than last As Felger outbound vehicles were backed up for See WEEKEND Page 2
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