Tuesday, June 21, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas JUNE xitt WB SPORTS TOURNAMENTS Updated scores from Little League special soft ball Page 7 FORUM COLUMN Mary Alice Altorfer writes how Medal of Honor recipi ent Jose Lopez was a true Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 184 12 1 section CK Partly cloudy High Low 96 69 Details DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS B 10 6 e 4 3 7 9 Proposed drug policy receives first look By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter The New Braunfels Indepen dent School District Board of Trustees debated whether a proposed drug policy would hurt the students it was designed to The NBISD Board of Trustees heard the first reading the poli cy in a regular meeting Tuesday The policy calls for random drug testing of students in grades 7 through 12 who par ticipate in schoolsponsored extracurricular activities or obtain a high school parking The test results will be used to determine eligibility for extracurricular activities and parking The first positive test for alco hol or illegal drugs will earn stu dents a 30 day suspension from extracurricular competitions and parking privileges but allows students to participate in extracurricular A second offense mandates sus pension from extracurricular competitions and parking for one year and restricts students from A third offense results in permanent suspen sion from all activities and park Board member Ed Clark questioned the helpfulness of pulling students with drug problems out of afterschool If we turn around and take a child out of extracurricular See NBISD Page 2 Scheel 2 road improvements wont be tolled By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Comal County Judge Danny Scheel reports that at least two bigdollar road improve ments in Comal County will not be paid for with toll Residents who turned out en masse at a series of public hearings in 2004 to oppose toll roads were apparently heard loud and clear in San Antonio and In a June 1 TxDOT San Antonio Dis trict Engineer David Casteel reported to the Texas Transportation Commission and oth er state officials that 281 north of the Guadalupe River to FM 307 could be widened from its current two lanes to a four lane divided highway within the next seven that the funding for the project would not include toll Gasteels letter mentions the public hear ings and the concerns expressed at I wanted to let you know that TxDOT has revised the proposal for 281 in Comal County based upon the comments made at these Casteel He said a public hearing would be set this summer to accept public comments on the See TXDOT Page 2 COMINGSUNDAY New eating place Thundercloud Subs opens forbuisnessinNew offering drink and a good Perry to propose school funding compromise plan By April Castro and Jim Vertuno Associated Press Writers AUSTIN Republican Rick Perry said Monday that he will propose a school funding compromise plan that would give teachers a pay raise and homeowners more than billion in school property tax relief over the next two who forced law makers into special ses sion by vetoing the states public schools will deliver his plan to the Legislature the first day lawmakers come back to We heed to act HICK Kerry Perry said in an view with The Associated Tomorrow were going to give them a clear message of where were going and what we ought to be Solving the school funding dilemma has bedeviled lawmakers for the previous two regular sessions and a failed special session last It also threatens to become a political problem for who is seek ing reelection to a second full term in Perry said lawmakers should be willing to accept his although he stopped short of saying he had a deal with the leaders of the House and STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE MANDY Jerald Schroeder sprays home plate before the start AllStar Softball game held June 10 at Comal Sports complex might benefit city DAVID Jordon Martinez cheers on the batter from the dugout at a New Braunfels Gray AllStars game Saturday By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Youth sports is hot in New Braun When local youngsters are not giving their athletic all to defend their schools they are keep ing their skills sharp with league volley tennis the opportunities for team sports are limited only by available Unfortunately for New Braunfels the limit is The city Parks and Recreation Department has two facilities already filled to capacity almost every Camp home of the New Braunfels Bombers girls softball has six and the HEB Soccer Complex has nine Neither park is large enough to host the kind of tournaments held regularly by todays youth The cramped space and growing popularity of all of the teams has provided the impetus for recent attempts to bring a multipurpose sports complex to New Its obvious we need more capac ity and theres a real desire for said Councilwoman Valerie who asked council earlier this year to consider the possibility of fund ing a This is some thing we need for our As part of their Hull and mem bers of the Parks Advisory Com mittee made two trips to facilities around the state to see what other cities had done to promote youth They looked at two types of SPORTS COMPLEX H During the next three the HeraldZeitung will explore the citys options for a sports com Wednesday will focus on the economic benefits to the facilities ones that could be funded with Hotel Occupancy Tax money and ones that could Both models have been successful See COMPLEX Page 2 UP Tracking the news Couple in apparent double suicide identified LAST WE KNEW A local cou ple died Saturday morning in an apparent double sui LATEST Police Detective Scon Renken said the vic tims were William and his Seguin police arrest 3 on narcotics charges By Bryan Kirk The GazetteEnterprise SEGUIN A call for a burglary in progress led to the arrest of two men and a woman on narcotics charges on Jimmy liis wife Sandra and their nephew Bernard were arrested on multiple felony narcotics charges after police reportedly seized pounds of 251 grams of uncut cocaine and more than cash from a home near Jefferson Elementary Police were called shortly after 2 to home in the 900 block of Zunker Street after neighbors said they saw a young man break into the Seguin police officer David Aguilar said he arrived as Garcia was pulling out of the driveway in a late model Dodge I ended up blocking his truck Aguilar Garcia reportedly told Aguilar he didnt live there and the house belonged to his Jimmy and Sandra Jimmy and Sandra Briseno con firmed Garcia was their nephew and told officers Garcia had no business in the Neighbors told police they saw Garcia go into the house through a window and remove several Aguilar said Garcia gave him con sent to search his pickup and alleged See CASE Page 2