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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 5, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas JUNE 2005 ftOC 781 SUNDAY DRALDZEITUNG TEASER TOP PICKS New Braunfels place several players on the District 274A softbalf PageBI LIFE New Braunfels Public Library offers summer read ing programs for all Page 1C Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 171 30 5 sections CL Partly Cloudy i i High Low i 94 72 i Details3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS Lawsuit looks to overturn Home Depot SUP By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer residents filed a lawsuit against the city of Bulverde this hoping to overturn a deci sion to allow Home Depot to build in the The suit claims that by granting Home Depot a special use permit to the city council actually rezoned the property By claiming the 52acre tract was the suit says the action vio lates section 19D of the Bulverde city code because Home Depot did not wait the required oneyear period before repeating its rezoning applica tion Citizens Jennifer Tony Donna Mendez and Eliza beth Cragg filed the which alleges that the Bulverde City Coun cil sold its legislative duty to protect the zoning of the city for 10 acres of land a parcel awarded to the Tye Preston Memorial Library by The Mendezes live adja cent to the building site while attorney Steven Arrange described Johnson and Cragg as concerned In addition to overturning the spe cial use the plaintiffs are seeking reimbursement for all attornerys fees and costs associated with the What the city did that was wrong was rezone three Cl which See DEPOT Page 3A DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Chihuahuas streak to the finish line in Seguin By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter may get all the glory on the but that doesnt mean theyre the only dogs who know how to Saturday 33 chi huahuas proved that size has no bearingorispeedin the Chihuahua Race held in down town The race was held as part of the second SeguinGuadalupe Coun ty Hispanic Chamber of Com merce Fiesta Juan Seguin celebra We were looking for something unique and and we came up with Mayor Betty Ann Matthies HCC Director Cindy Herrera said the cham ber got the idea for the race from another His panic chamber in The Phoenix chamber also helped the local chapter with blue prints for the The contest took place on a homemade track consisting of five 45foot 2foot high lanes made out of PVC Dog own Photos by DAVID Sheehana Humphreys hugs her after it won one of several heats that it raced in at the SeguinGuadalupe County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Fiesta Juan Seguin Below owned by Delaine De La was named chihuahua king while Mini the below was named ers worked in with one holding the dog at the starting line and the other calling out encour agement at the The lanes were sepa rated from one another with netting attached to the but that didnt stop participants from jumping out of the track or into competi tors Some dogs chose not to leave the starting line at preferring the safety of their owners arms to the uncertainty of the cheer ing the heat two had no competition since her four competitors were too nervous to leave the Misty owner of a curly haired Chihuahuapoodle mix named said she wasnt concerned with Were not worried about the Guerrero We just brought him here for But Doogey had other ideas in The 4 pound Chicpoo mix earned first place in the race and took home a doggy bed filled with See DOGS Page 9A Police taking threatening calls seriously By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Officers from five police departments are working to find a serial obscene phone caller who lias been harassing local women for nearly a According to investigators with the New Braunfels Police Department and the Comal Sheriffs the male caller has made at least 44 STOP THE CALLS Women in the New Braunfels area who get a collect call from an unfamiliar name or unfamiliar number in the 713 or 281 area code are advised by police to refuse to accept the Anyone receiving an obscene or threat ening call is asked to immediately call 608 2185 and ask for Lib by Rinehart or 620 3417 and ask for Wayne calls to women in the New Braunfels area and another call to a Houston Each call is a class B misdemeanor pun ishable by a fine and up to six months in county Detectives dont know how many other calls he has made that might have gone unreported to The calls always collect are believed to originate at pay See CALLER Page 3A On to state The Smithson Valley base ball team gets ready to compete in the Class 5A state tournament The air is fitted baseballs Photos by DAVID Jacob Gonzales of the New Braunfels Express swings for the fences during a Little League baseball game Express catcher Cody Quent makes a throw to third Committee says CISD needs new schools quickly By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter The Comal ISO Strategic Planning Committee present ed its recommendations regarding the districts expan sive growth to the Comal Independent School District Thursday The recommendations are necessary because 600 new students enroll in Comal ISD every year and more than 30 new subdivisions have been established over the past three according to statistics compiled by CISD Director of Communications Kan Nine months of planning and discussion resulted in the recommendation to build two new elementary school by 2007 and two more by first two schools would TlHtN June 9 through be located off Highway 281 West in the Borgfield area near San Antonio and East 135 in New Braunfels behind Canyon Middle School the second two would be built off West 135 in Garden Ridge and south of Canyon Lake serving the Startzville Elementaries are the least expensive schools to committee member Ken Brucks Canyon Intermediate School in New Braunfels would be converted into a middle school in part of a plan to regroup sixth grade with grades seven and The recommendation plan also calls for the redistricting of Spring Branch and Smith son Valley middle Students in the area west of See SCHOOLS Page 8A Information 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