Tuesday, June 7, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 7, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas W W JUNE HERALD ruxtD nnr x SOUTHWEST W27 E VftMDEIl DR EL FASO TX 79V03 llnillilul CHUNG SPORTS STATE BOUND Smithson Valley draws Rockwall in second Class 5A state baseball semifinal Friday in Round Page 5 FORUM LETTERS Readers sound off on the state Legislature failing to do its job and the Rangers softball Page 4 172 10 1 section C K 5OO i Partly cloudy High Low 95 74 DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 7 8 6 e 4 3 5 7 Former Bulverde Mayor Cole dies By Ron Maloney StaffWriter i BULVERDE Former Bulverde Mayor Bill Cole died Saturday evening just one month after resign ing his position to face a fatal Bulverde City Administrator Phyl lis Petersen said a Rosary would be recited at 7 today at Joseph Catholic Church on Texas west of Memorial services will be 11 also at Afull obituary will be in the Wednesday edition of the Herald M we can say were very sor ry and offer condolences to his Peterson Bill will be greatly The fourth mayor of Comal Countys youngest a for mer chairman of the Bulverde Plan ning is credited with spearheading creation of the citys subdivision ordinance and its first comprehensive Officials who served with him said Coles leadership and vision for the community that sits astride See COLE Page 2 Bill Cole Woman drowns in Guadalupe Mark Reynolds Wherry they assembled a rescue team and began pulling children from the water and from an island below the All were wear ing life he The who was also wearing a life jacket over long was found By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A 32yearold Houston woman Sunday evening became this sum mers first drowning victim in the Guadalupe River in Comal los ing her life near the fourth River Road Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jennifer Saunders pro nounced Zahida Owais dead at the scene of the which occurred in the under tow beneath the Kanz Canyon Lake Chief Shawn Wherry report ed firefighters were called to the scene arotmdSftmTSuh amtmatm wnerry saia day to aid several victims who Comal sheriffs were reportedly in the water Reynolds the group just downstream of the rf t at white Water Kanz dam is located Sports floated a couple hundred yards down to and over the a trip in the beneath the surface of the The two children pulled from the water were Wherry said firefighters reported to him the victim was part of a group of tubers all of whom were wearing floatation If they hadnt it was likely wed have had more between White Water Sports and Rio Raft on the rivers sec ond which is accessed off FM 2673 in Sat When firefighters thousands of tubers make on any holiday See DROWNING Page 2 COMINGSUNDAY Triple L a tong i Cattle ranchers hold annual board meeting By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Beef is on the menu today at TBarM Resort as 400 Texas cattlemen and women gath er for this years Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association board Theres no chicken in saidTSCRAFJcecutive Vice President Matt Brock Just veggies and lots of The ranchers arrived in New Braunfels Sunday to spend several days discussing important beef industry issues and The meeting started off on a high Brockman thanks to recent rains that put everyone in a good Celebrations contin ued as the association basked the industrys recent victory in the nations highest Just over a week the Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of our beef checkoff promotional cam Brockman We invested in litigation over this so were very pleased the court upheld our right to promote our product According to a United States Department of Agriculture press the Beef Promo tion and Research Act of 1985 enabled the Cattlemens Beef Promotion and Research Board to develop budgets and award contract for programs designed to promote beef consumptioa Its Whats for Din ner is one such advertising The program is funded by a 1 per head assessment on all cattle collected each time the cattle are The acts challengers argued the program favored large corporate producers and vio lated free speech rights of individual farmers who did not want to ENDLESS SUMMER Photos by DAVID Pair retire after 71 combined years teaching Right now it just seems like were out for the summer Donna Boehle On how it feels after retiring from Canyon High School Donna Boehle was presented with a wooden park bench with this plaque attached upon her retirement from teaching at Canyon High bench now sits in her back She taught at the school since and retired this Melissa Johnson StaffWriter From the very a local couple has had three loves sports and each But after 36 and 35 years of teaching and hus band and wife team Donna and Bobby Boehle retired from their respective positions at Canyon High School and Frazier Ele Not teaching anymore is an idea that will take the paiitime to get used I dont think its all sunk in Bobby I think well really begin to miss it in the Right now it just seems like were out for the Don na As anyone who has taught public school can one of the most remarkable aspects of the Boehles careers is that both husband and wife spent their 71 combined years with the same and for the most with the same The perk of staying in New Braunfels Independent School District for the long haul was that Donna and Bobby were able to grow with the Both said they taught third gen eration students in their class A couple of em I taught their Donna The pair keeps in touch with many of their former many of whom are now teach ers Its funny how that hap Donna said You get old er and you become The couple worked together as an instructional with Donna teaching health educa tion and coaching varsity volley and Bobby teaching phys ical education and coaching freshman Unlike many families whose See TEACHING Page 2 Walnut Avenue intersections might be widened AT A GLANCE What Joint meeting of theTranspor tation and Traffic Advisory Board and the Planning 6 I Where City of New Braunfels council cham bers By Leigh Jones i StaffWriter i Bottlenecks on Walnut Avenue soon could be a thing of the J After years of communitywide debate and an almost fourmonth old Carter and Burgess the Transportation and Traffic Advi sory Board and the Planning Com mission are considering making a recommendation to city council that could solve the problem once and for If committee members adopt Carter and Burgess the street will be widened at three major intersections Landa San Antonio Street and Business Although the studys conclusions might have seemed obvious to frus trated City Planner Frank Robbins said widening the street was not the first thing he thought of for improving the streets What I have tried to get people to think about is what causes traffic to stop on he You never stop unless its at an we just need to get traffic through the intersections more Carter and Burgess traffic count findings upheld Robbins take on the but their solution involved increasing the number of lanes at each ultimately widen ing the The good Robbins is that most of the proposed widen ing could be accomplished within existing cityowned The big kink in the plan is the number of homes and businesses that might have to give way to addi tional asphalt f 3e COUNCIL Page 2

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