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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 5, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas XHMXXHHKMKXKXKXH fiDC X01 1000571 SOUTHUEST HICROHJBLISHERS 2627 E VANDELL DR EL PASO TX 7990 781 TUESDAY JULY SPORTS GAME TIME The Little League district tour naments kick off tonight with games in seven age Page 5 FORUM SPEAK OUT Readers share their opinions on the state of the war in roadwork on FM 758 and Lamar Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 196 10 1 section CK iunny High Low 99 Details 74 1B DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 7 8 8 6 4 3 5 7 A deadly weekend at Canyon Lake By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer What was supposed to be a fes tive threeday holiday weekend turned tragic when two people drowned in Canyon Lake in unre lated incidents this The San Marcos Area Recovery Team ended its search for a 14year old Julian Bocanegra at Monday when the boys body was found within a few feet of where he first went Jimmy Limmer said the boy was found at a depth of 74 He more or less went straight Limmer Witnesses and law enforcement personnel said the teen was walk ing along partially submerged rocks toward a small island off the south shore of Comal Park when he and his younger slipped off the rocks and into deep water around 2 Michael Johnson of San Antonio said he was also making his way to the island when he heard children yelling that someone was Johnson was able to pull the 12year old out of the water but never saw die boys older I was walking to the island and I saw one kid John son I never saw the other We got to the shore and he was say ing my brother is out The pair was wading to the left of the designated swimming which Limmer said has a history of drownings and is characterized by uneven terrain and strong Dark and light patches of water as well as red danger signs warn swim mers to stay One of the things that makes this area of the lake so dangerous and why theres a marked off swimming beach is because you can walk three feet and suddenly encounter ledges and Limmer Limmer said the boys were poor swimmers and not wearing life jack The accident marked the second time the SMART drivers were called out According to Captain See Page 3 MANDY Family members comfort each other after the search for 14year old Julian Bocanegra LET FREEDOM RING Residents remember troops on Independence Day By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter New Braunfels residents and vis itors lined The Plaza streets Mon day to celebrate the nations 229th Indepen dence Patriots of all ages gathered on The Plazas four corners and circled around the to get the best view of the annual Enthusi astic bystanders waved miniature flags and shook noise makers as the procession made its way through down Parade cochair Stephanie Bergquist said this years parade was one of the best This is the culmination of efforts from a lot of Bergquist Its wonderful to see that so many people love our community enough to come out to support Hundreds of both from New Braunfels and visitors from outside the celebrated the countrys birthday by remem bering and honoring the troops currently fighting in Afghanistan and San Antonio resident Christy Miller said she braved the San Antonio traffic to watch the New Braunfels It was very nice to see that it was so American and supportive of our she echoing the sentiments of includ ing several Armed Forces veterans who proudly saluted the Ameri can flag all morning Berquist said that while support ing our troops was not the theme of the it was on many minds Were proud of our Bergquist We hope the men from New Braunfels and Comal County come home pedestrians and eques trians began their procession on Bridge moving through threequarters of the Planning panel to consider subdivision By Leigh Jones Staff Writer AT A GLANCE What Planning Commission meeting When 6 H Where City 424 Castell The City of New j Braunfels might soon i be richer and 707 homes bigger if the Planning Commission approves the Oak Creek Estates master plan The new subdivision could be the first plat approved under the citys newdrainage The 205acre tract of land between Good win Lane and 135 spans Alligator placing it well within feet of an exist ing drainage system and invoking the ordi nances mandatory fee to Development owners Sabine Investment Company will pay the city per lot to make use of the newly established drainage The neighborhood will not be required to include detention See Page 2 COMINGWEDNESDAY Photos by MANDY Patrick holds his flag high and proud as the New Braunfels Independence Day parade passes in front of him and Kavi Kana watch the fireworks over New Bottom Regan dressed in full white and watches the Fourth of July Still learning Local teacher says a visit to Saudi Arabia was a learning experi way around The Plaza and exiting at Seguin Historic including restored ModelTs and a fire drove alongside preschoolers riding bicy cles with decorated training Boy Scouts showed their love of country by proudly carrying a 30foot United States Local businesses got into the spirit of the Fourth by pulling trail ers decked out in white and blue crepe paper behind company The entries competed for annu al prizes given by the Sophienburg See Page 2 Bandstand has memorable party MANDY A group of children lead New Braunfelsers in the Pledge of Allegiance before kicking off the birthday celebration of the bandstand on the By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter America wasnt the only one cele brating a birthday on the Fourth of As the nation waved streamers to commemorate of independence from the New Braunfels Plaza Band stand turned Following the down town the bandstand was redeci icated and sung Happy Birthday by several hundred residents and In honor of its centennial the bandstand was dressed up in its finest wear in a renovation project dur ing the past 13 and a half Outfit ted in a new coat of water proofed foundation and sound The Plaza Bandstand was turn ing some Weve restored a symbol of our her and its restoration project fundraiser Laura Kistner To commemorate the history of the the 50member Comal Community Band played patriotic songs and sousa Attendees sang along to old favorites such as Youre a Grand Old America the Beautiful and The Battle 1 lymn of the Children clapped in time to the waved miniature Hags while playing and using other noise See Page 2 Legislature taking up other bills just in case By Natalie Gott Associated Press Writer AUSTIN Rick Perry called law makers back to Austin for a special legisla tive session to find a public school funding but lawmakers are also finding time to debate other such as pay raises for eminent domain and telecommunications The special session agenda is limited to education but Perry has indicated he will consider adding other issues if law makers address school So the 1 louse and Senate have approved versions of education setting the stage for lawmakers from each chamber to work out the And a House committee has approved an accompanying tax plan to offset property tax also part of the school funding In the legislators are working on other We think we are taking advantage of See Page 3
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