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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas H1XED ADI 781 HICROPUBLISHERS 6K7 YAHDELL DR FASI TX 7990 JUNE flf SPORTS TIME TO LEARN Young volleyball players learn what it takes to be a high school star at Unicorns Page 6A INSIDE COUPON The Curious a store specializing in offers 10 percent off any Page SB Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 179 16 2 sections CLICK 5OO Partly Cloudy High Low I 96 73 1 i Details2B DEARABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 3B CROSSWORD n FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 41 ViUarreal named top peace By Ron Maloney Staff Writer When police John Villar real was a rookie a quarter centu jfor he had what he called the monor and privilege of meet pig veteran sheriffs detective Ed as cops like to Enjoyed his work and was known for running a tight oper ation and having the kind of tenacity and attention to detail that put criminals in He died in in a helicopter crash that occurred while Murphy was chasing who shares some of the nononsense attributes that made Murphy is known throughout the local law enforcement community by his JV he received the Breakfast Lions Clubs Ed Murphy Lawman of the Year The Murphy Award has come to be regarded over its 23year history as the top recognition for a local law It is open to any certified peace officer work ing in Comal Attorney Ron who heads the nomination committee for the Murphy said it was the second time Villarreal had received Both Villarreal was nom inated by his chief of police nowretired Chief Ray Douglas in 2000 and Russell Johnson this Zipp outlined VUlarreals career at the which began as a patrol officer in Villarreal had been criminal investigation detective and patrol lieutenant on his way to his cur rent rank of As he oversees the entire depart ment save for its Criminal Inves tigation See AWARD Page 2A John Villarreal HONORING OLD GLORY Organizations Ivork to ensure flag is treated with respect By Ron Maloney StaffWriter As a mourn ful Union Pacific freight whistle wafted over the Knights of Columbus Hall an honorguard carrying the United States and Texas flags marched toward a cere monial The short train passed as the dres sed in their cieremonial white and mar ched up to tables with untold num bers of frayed and faded flags draped across AsEloyGon zales led the team to a Jaime Gonza les and Howard Schulz presented the flags and Hector Tamayo led those assem bled in a Pledge of So started at 9 the first of a riumber of ceremonial burnings old flags that occur around New Braunfels on each Flag FLAG DISPLAY Hoist briskly lower ceremoni Do not display in bad Place no other flag above the displayed agairwt a wall or the flag should be to the displayed amongst a group of the flag should be at the center and highest When two or more national flags are they should be on separate staffs of equal Flag should never be dis played with the blue union down except as a sign of extreme emer gency or When displayed it sho uld be to the flags which is the observers Photos by MANDY Cadet John Zartman of the New Braunfels Marine Corps JROTC places the current American flag with flags throughout the United States history during a flag ceremony at the Elks Lodge 2279Tuesday Fred president of the Elks Lodge talks about the meaning of the American flag at the Flag Day Each year for the past 15 or the Knights of Columbus has con ducted its flagburning cere monies at its Landa Street Jack project officer for the annual said the K of C holds the ceremony for good We do it so these flags get prop erly disposed of instead of being thrown in a trash Sanders We want it done with a little bit of June 14 Flag a fitting day for the Sanders because it is the holiday dedicated solely to the United States Flag Day is believed to have been first celebrated in a Wiscon sin school on June It was adopted in 1891 by the New York State Board of Educa and in Pennsylvania in In Flag Day was celebrated in Chicagos parks by more than school In President Woodrow Wil son proclaimed June 14 as Flag In President Harry Tru man signed an Act of Congress designating Flag Day as a holiday dedicated to the United States As assistants Thomas and James San Miguel looked Sanders picked up the first flag with a metal See FLAG Page 2A Residents voice concerns about Landa Street improvements By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The Texas Department of Transportation was not the most popular governmental entity in New Braunfels Citizens gave officials an earful as they contemplated lost property and increased flooding potential as a result of the pro posed Landa Street improvement Tuesdays meeting was the last before TxDOT makes its final decision on how to solve problems with vertical clearance under the Union Pacific railroad bridge and horizontal clearance across the Dry ConialCfeek Every chair frfcttycouhctfchftmbfefcswas with at least 10 people lining the back wall and spilling out the When the dust positive com ments mostly were directed toward alterna tive which would construct a new four lane bridge north of the existing bridge connecting to North Seguin and alternative which would construct a new bridge just south of the existing Both options would require additional rightofway purchase but would not require construction on the existing rail road Greg TxDOT area engineer for New told audience members he did not think alternative 6 would run through any homes or although he did acknowledge Josephs Anglican See LANDA Page 2A Great ride Local man joins his sailor soninlaw on a memo rable cruise aboard a Navy After helping children for Sundance closing its doors DAVID Jack Massengale practices on the driving range at the Sundance Golf Course By David Rupkalvis News Editor Golfers in New Braunfels got a sur prise over the weekend when they learned Sundance Golf Course was closing its According to golfers who visited the golf course was no longer Sue who built and owns the course with her hus declined to comment on the courses only saying the driving range is still While there was no public sign announcing the golfers wanting to play the 18hole course were turned Sue and Rob built Sundance almost by accident after visiting New Braunfels while looking for a place to build a driving After adding a golf the Puetzes spent their time in New Braunfels working to teach golf to Jeff Koehler got to know Sundance and the Puetzes while driving his daughter down from Seguin for many he said he was disappointed when he learned Sun dance was They particularly lots of things for Koehler Theyre Hook a Kids on Golf pro gram was a phenomenal They also took a group of kids for years to a PGA junior That laid a foundation for these kids that continued to play golf that they didnt get in other While Koehler is not a he learned to love the sport after his See GOLF Page 3A DAVID A woman removes patio furniture from the rear deck and driving range area of Sundance Golf Course Tuesday American Born Brewed u i K The only in Uwiwd
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