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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 11, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas JUNE 1 SPORTS SWIMFCST City swim championships will be decided as 100 local swim mers compete at Landa Park this Page 5A FORUM COLUMN Columnist Woodall says maybe those who complain about abuse should deal with Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 176 16 2 sections CLICK Partly Cloudy High Low 96 73 Details1B DEARABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2i FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B Texas 46 widening project ready to begin By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Work will begin in little more than a week on a Texas 46 project that adds a second inbound lane between Oak Run Parkway and Loop The project would widen the road by some four to six It includes new pavement and and plans are that it will be complet ed by the time school opens in Friday officials of the Texas Department of Transporta the Dean Word New Braunfels Utilities and other agencies affected by the project met for a pre construction Michelle TxDOT assistant area engineer for New opened the meeting with a brief description of the Its a relatively small project that begins twotenths of a mile west of FM 1863 and runs to Loop Kopp Its pretty much a restrip ing but theres a little widening The an expansion of restriping done over the past two years to help facilitate traffic flow through the is expected to help inbound traffic mat typically snarls See WIDENING Page 3A CHAMPIONS TO THE END Fans flock to Round Rock to cheer on Rangers By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter ROUND ROCK Hundreds of Smithson Valley baseball fans gathered around the Dell Dia mond from foul line to foul line to root on Smithson Valley during the UIL state semifinals While the Rangers came up falling to the fans cheered throughout the con stopping only after the contest came to an Fans had many motivations for from watching their sons on the field to scouting the Ed a coach for the Alamo City select 11 and under came out to see how some of his former players had Nasis coached many of the Smith son Valley players in Little League duringhis 12 years in the New Braunfels My son pitched when Kendal Volz was playing Little Nasis referring to who will play for Smithson Valley as a freshman in the I tell my boys you remember these Theyre gonna be on TV pitching for the Astros and hitting for the Glancing at the Nasis said it was hard work rather than luck that brought the teams to the state These four teams that got here today are not here on a he They are here because of School is out for the sum and theyre still out here play They have football training beginning the Monday following the theyre still out Photos by MANDY Wendy McCulston cheers on the Smithson Valley Rangers as they played in the UIL state baseball semifinals Friday at the Dell Diamond in Round a Smithon Valley fan looks onto the field dejectedly as Rockwall scores another Parents Mike and Lisa Zinchini came to support their who was playing backup short stop in the Its very exciting to make it to the state Mike Its really great that both football and baseball made it to state this That says a lot about our Lisa explained that the game was even more meaningful because the family would be mov ing out of state in As vendors walked the crowd See RANGERS Page 3A Spring Branch both considering incorporating By Ron Maloney StaffWriter A petition calling for an election that would decide whether the Startzville area incorpo rates as a city will be delivered Monday to county Comal County Judge Danny Scheel said Canyon Lake attorney Paul Swearingen has made an appointment to discuss the matter Monday Swearingen will be here at Scheel County Counsel Geoff Barr said what hap pens next would depend upon what type of municipality the petition signers wished to There are five types of municipalities Type A generallaw such as the city of Bulverde and the city of Garden Type B Its a big The bottom line its going to raise your tax But if youre youre going to be raising your taxes Scott Watson Spring Branch businessman Type C homerule such as the city of New Braunfels and Barr Homerule and speciallaw municipali ties require Constitutional and legislative approval and Swearingen hadnt discussed with Barr what type of municipality Startzville residents could be Under the Texas Local Government a community with between and inhabitants could have up to nine square miles of surface area which is what the Startzville petitioners are reportedly Under the code for Type A and B general law a petition must include the sig natures of at least 50 qualified voters who are residents of the community and describe the provide the name and be accom panied by a If the application meets the the county judge is required to order an incor poration appoint an officer to pre and two election judges and two election clerks to conduct the Within 20 days of receiving the the county judge then calls a meeting to record See INCORPORATE Page 3A Yacht regatta scheduled at Canyon Lake By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter CANYON LAKE j AT A GLANCE The Lake Canyon Hill Country Stampede Yacht Club will host B Where Canyon Lake die Texas Hill CounI i When Sunday try Stampede 2005 j through Catalina 22 Nationi practice race al Championship Regatta beginning More than 55 competitors from 14 different states will be participating in this years open com petition A practice race will be held at Official competition will begin Monday with Spinnaker races beginning at 10 and Genoa races at 2 The competition continues through The 22foot family racing crafts will make upwind and downwind rac ing around inflatable markers to be the first to cross the finish See YACHT Page 3A COMINGWEDNESDAY Honor the flag Local civic groups take time to hone the symbol of the United States on Flag Rollover accident snarls traffic in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO AP tandemtrailer rig hauling more than a ton of explosive charges rolled over early forcing the shutdown of two busy freeways and the evacuation of nearby Police and fire officials said the danger of explosion was Interstate 35 and Inter state 410 in the citys northeast corner had reopened by earlier than The rollover occurred near a nursing prompting the evacuation of nearly 200 elderly residents to an elementary Sandy a police said about residents and workers had to be moved out of an area in a halfmile radius of the Gutierrez said a passenger in the tandem trailer was taken to a local and that police were interviewing the trucks Police say they believe the rig was traveling too fast when it tipped over on a ramp con necting 135 and westbound lanes of Part of its cargo was an estimated pounds of detonating which are set off to ignite larger explosions in mines and other industrial THE SONIER GROUP flf i i f v
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