Saturday, June 4, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 4, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas m WW JUNE HERALD r iMn TX 199U J SPORTS CAMP TIME Young football players learn tips from coaches at Canyon High School during summer Page 5A GARDEN RIDGE MUCH BETTER The Garden Ridge municipal building will offer help for admin and the pub Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 170 16 2 sections CK 8 FT M Partly Cloudy High Low 93 72 Details16 i DEARABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A I OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B Junior Miss program shutting its doors By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Rachel Roberts was honored to be New Braunfels 44th Junior Miss she had no idea she would be its Last the Americas Junior Miss board of directors decided to end the program due to recent unsuccessful attempts to recruit national Roberts read the announcement on the organizations Web site while she was preparing information for her trip to the statelevel competition in San I was she I had no idea they were having such Mindee chairman of the New Braunfels Junior Miss board of said she received similar feedback from almost everyone she talked People were so surprised because our local program is so the biggest and best in the she While the local crowd is content watching the citys young ladies show case their talent and moral national audiences wanted to see something more in line with current entertainment a sug gestion abhorrent to People wanted to see more which is really Engler Todays amusement centers around realitybased a Fear Factor style of See MISS Page 8A Berber asks for additional firefighters By Leigh Jones StaffWriter New Braunfels will soon have a new firesta tion now the city needs new firefighters to staff That was the message city council heard from Fire Chief John Herber Thursday during the second of two budget Station located near 46 East and the New Braunfels Municipal was approved by coun cil as part of a master plan and is being paid for with capital reserve It is expected to open in early giving Her ber only a few yeajs to get trained and ready to A second proposed located near 46 West and OakRun Sixth Grade also was part of the master Herbers sixman staffing See FIRE Page 7A John Herber COMINGTUESDAY Time together After teaching students for more than three couple retires to spend time Cemex USA cancels expansion announcement By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The much anticipated announcement of a local companys major expected to be made was sud denly canceled late Although speculation ran rampant as to the companys it was not official ly verified as Cemex USA until the cancel lation was Details are sketchy and company offi cials did not return four phone calls made by the HeraldZeitung but Econom ic Development Chairman Rusty Brock man said he suspected media attention caused Cemex to change its Whoever leaked this is responsible for killing this he It would have been a wonderful deal for Although he lamented the loss of Mon days Brockman said he had no reason to believe the expansion plan would not go As far as we they have no intention of rescheduling the but well keep our fingers crossed that this is not the end of the whole he See CEMEX Page 3A ROLLING THUNDER Cushman scooters still a favorite to many By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Mars John Kay and Steppenwolf knew a thing or two about the call of the open Getyour motor Head out on the highway Lookinfor in whatever comes our But Mike Johnson and Brooks McKenzie know the true feel and of metal thun der of Steppenwolfs motorcycle Born to be They rode Into Gruene Friday in their twoabreast biker parade formation with 60 other riders turning plenty of including those of groups of other bikers on Harley owns a but he and McKenzie werent riding the Vtwin behe Instead of the trademark Harley the exhausts of their rides pumped out the steady and throaty whumpwhumpwhump that is the hallmark of onelunger power and axletwisting lowend They were riding Cushman scooters through Gruene on an outing up River Road to Canyon Lake as part of this years 23rd annual meeting of the Texas Cush man which continues today at the Coliseum in The event and flea market are open to the Remember the Cushman Scoot er Probably if youre younger than 55 or Built from 1937 to the Cushman Scooter with its fiveto Photos by DAVID Mike Johnson sits atop his 1965 Cushman Eagle during a gathering of Cushman fans in Gruene and Brooks McKenzie ride their Cushman scooters past Gruene eighthorsepower engine and breathtaking speeds of up to 50 or so mph brought mobility to gener ations of American teens who were too young for drivers licenses but too cool for They also had to be somewhat wellheeled a Cushman cost about a pretty good hunk of change in an era when a new Fairlane could be had for well less than two If you have one thats being used as a perch in your chicken coop or maybe laid up in a pile of junk See SCOOTERS Page 8A Guilty Stevens sentenced to life for killing 2yearold child Photo courtesy of Gainesville Daily Register Police escort Kim Stevens out of court after she was con victed of capital By Jennifer Sicking Gainesville Daily Register Two women found justice for their daughters Thursday afternoon with just one word A Cooke County jury found Kim formerly of Canyon guilty of capital murder for killing 2 yearold Jorden Saager after deliberat ing three and a half She auto matically received a life sentence in prison since the state did not seek the death penalty in the The browneyed child died on after sus taining major internal injuries in I BLUEBONNET OVER 700 VEHICLES IN STOCK which her small intestine was separat ed from her She also had a four to fiveinch fracture in her skull and major bruising throughout her After visiting Judge Jerry Woodlock read the Yolanda and Lloyd Saager collapsed back in their chairs Stevens did not react to the Outside of the Yolanda hugged each of the jurors and thanked while Lloyd shook their One of the female jurors See GUILTY Page 7A FORD TAURUS