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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 9, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas MIXED ADC xul SOUTHWEST HICROPUBLISHERS 2627 E VAHDELL DR EL PASO TX 7990 Hllli JUNE SPORTS LITTLE LEAGUE New Braunfels Little League crowns city champions in several Pages 7A INSIDE County grand jury indicts New Braunfels man for allegedly possessing Page 2A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 174 14 2 sections CK Clouy High Low 94 74 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS SA TV GRIDS 4B Startzville may consider incorporating By Ron Malonay Staff Writer STARTZVILLE Things could someday start to look a little more metropolitan in western Comal In Spring Branch residents concerned about the possibility of being annexed or losing their com munitys identity began looking into incorporating the community as a there are reports that Startzville residents are considering the same William Woolley has reportedly circulated a petition calling for an annexation vote in the community on the south side of Canyon Wednesday he con firmed the existence of the but didnt say much else in spite of being quoted in news reports in San I cant talk Woolley said when reached at his Startzville busi Buckeyes Ice Woolly did say attorney Paul Swearingen was delivering a peti tion to the county Wednesday after He left about 20 minutes but See CITY Page 3A HUNGRY FOR A TITLE SV baseball team prepares for state clash By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter GETTING READY For more on Smithson Valleys matchup with see Sports on Page 5A The Smithson Valley baseball team geared up for the first match of the UIL Final Four Friday by gathering around the table together Wednes Fresh off a twohour practice and still wearing sweaty the 19member team chowed down on baked potatoes and salad on senior catcher Joe Paweleks back The weekly playoff dinner offered the 19member team time to dine and reflect before its match with The meal lets us relax and eat something and brings everyone senior rightflelder Cody Beyer said as the boys scammed jumbo shrimp off one anothers Looking over the scene in the mother Joanne Beyer said the meals reflect the spirit of the Theres so much Joanne This is what Smith son Valley is all For many Fridays game will not be the first time they have competed in a state tournament this This 10 members of the baseball team played in the state championship game against Southlake Beyer said the way the team lost by virtue of a Carroll field goal kicked with six seconds left in the game gives the players added motivation in the baseball Final It makes you want it Photos by MANDY Trey from Reagan Moczygemba and Johnathon Rossfeldt fill their plates with steak and salad served by Lynn and Judy Pawelek at a barbecue for the Smithson Valley baseball team Wednesday Cody Clay Fuller and Moczygemba check out a Final FourTshirt that was ordered for Smithson Valley Beyer though he noted that the team is no longer concerned with Senior catcher Joe Pawelek Its in the but you still think of it he But now were just trying to go out and win Pawelek said regardless of the hes proud to have made it to state twice in one Thats something that no one else gets to say theyre a part he Beyer explained that the last time Smithson Valley reached the semifinals was in when a few See RANGERS Page 2A Developer unveils plans for subdivision By Leigh Jones StaffWriter River Chase subdivision residents might soon have new City of New Braunfels Planning Com mission members listened Tuesday to a proposal by landowner Peter Serebrenik to turn 750 acres at the corner of Hoffmann Lane and Highway 306 into residen tial lots for Avalon Lakes Development is still in the very early stages Serebrenik was not asking for any just giving commission mem bers a heads up on his We plan to make this a semirural devel with 25 percent of the residential area left in green belts and he As the name lakes will factor heavily into the neighborhoods with an existing 5acre lake providing a central recreation Serebrenik said he anticipated home prices to run between and with lot sizes of 70 feet by 140 feet and 100 feet by 250 In response to questions from commis sion Serebrenik verified the streets would be built to city code and the utilities would all be The neighborhood will sit across Hoff mann Lane from one of Comal Indepen dent School Districts newest Hoffmann Lane In other the commission denied two rezoning applications for com mercial See HOMES Page 3A Making a change Illegal drug use is a big problem in Comal County that many people are trying to Technology making big impact in local courtrooms By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Many of us can remember the days when television car ried only one or two channels on a snowy little its often arent made the way they used to Technology changes every Just like the television view er of 1955 would probably have trouble imagining what TV has or a driver how to work the gizmos on todays a judge of half a century ago might recognize the the rail and the but a courtroom is becoming a much different In recent Comal Countys courtrooms have begun in earnest the move into the Information and much of the change would pass unnoticed to most The countys two district courtrooms and County CourtatLaw 2 have been outfitted with digital hard document projectors and closedcircuit television Attorneys for both sides of any case can plug their own computers into a system that can project docu evidence or exhibits onto a screen that can be viewed by everyone in the In County CourtatLaw the sound system is as good as many home theaters if Judge Charles Stephens II speaks from the his voice sounds like its coming from everywhere in the which it essentially The countys courtrooms began their electronic makeover nearly three years ago when Commissioners Court moved into its current County the judge and commissioners got laptops that were plugged into a high tech display system for documents and exhibits that are also projected onto a screen for the The entire courtroom was facilitating recording of min utes and enabling those in the audience to better hear the When Stephens moved into the former commissioners courtroom about 18 months it had to be reconfigured into a judicial courtroom replete with counsel tables and witness and jury Plans were begun for an electronic County Information Sys tems Manager John Dumas set up the system used in CommissionersCourt with help of a County MANDY Engineer Tom Hornseth has Judge Charles Stephens demonstrates the uses of the operated the new technology installed in his such as this video which allows for documents and 3D See COURT Page 2A objects to be viewed in the This Taste Matters Good call
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