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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                MIXED ADC 781 KOI 1000571 SOUTHWEST 2627 E VftNDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 SPORTS ROUND TWO Little League postseason play resumes with the District 31 Page 6A JULY RALDZEITUNG CANYON LAKE TOP ALUMNI The Comal Independent School District honors five of its outstanding Page 5A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since i CLICK i E COMICS 4B CROSSWORD 48 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS BB Clouy High Low 101 72 Details3B Witness says pair asked her to find hit man By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A key witness and police inform ant said Tuesday she didnt initially believe an alleged murderforhire plot was real calling one of the suspects a drama Tina who first reported Samantha Kaderli Childs and Jonathon Benavides were plotting to kill his testified Tuesday about conversations shed had with the pair that led to their arrests in March If convicted of criminal conspira cy to solicit capital Childs and Benavides face five to 99 years in District Attorney Dib Waldrips case i their trial before 207th Judicial in District Judge Jack Robison entered its fourth day Tuesday with die con clusion of crossexamination of New Braunfels Police Mike who headed the police Under Waldrips Law son recounted knowing Childs for several She recalled Childs approaching her around Christmas in 2003 to tell her that Benavides had a She called said she couldnt See Page 3A NBISD drug testing policy toned down By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter The New Braunfels Inde pendent School District could have a random drug testing policy in effect if trustees give the go ahead The which would impact students in grades 7 through has undergone significant changes since its first reading June The new version of the draft reduces a students sus pension from extracurricu lar activities and campus gives students three chances before receiving a permanent suspension from privileges and removes alco hol from the list of testable Trustee wards said that the changes were made because the pol icy was meant to identify stu dents with drug problems rather than punish them for drug The concensus of the board was that this policy wasnt designed to be pun AT A GLANCE What New Braunfels Independent School District special board When 4 Thursday Where NB Education Center Board 430 Mill Edwards Its designed to help students get treatment and not remove them from the extracurricu lar activities that keep them engaged in According to the new a students first positive drug test will suspended him from competition and parking for 15 A students second positive test will lead to a 30 day and the third will mandate a oneyear If a student tests positive a fourth he will be per manently suspended from participating in all competi tive extracurricular activities and campus parking for the duration of the students attendance in Though the draft requires See Page 3A COMINGFRIDAY Problem solved One year residents were screaming about parking prob lems near How ate things today Officers report but not weekend By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter The Fourth of July week end was a busy one for local law but noth ing out of the ordinary for a holiday New Braunfels police issued 439 citations and made 46 arrests during the threeday weekend Comal County Sheriffs Office hand ed out 237 Between the sheriffs Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Parks Wildlife had 90 total The weekend was about normal compared to Memo rial Day or any other holiday Mark Reynolds Both departments said most citations were for Class C misdemeanors such as parking and traffic minors in posses sion of glass and Sty rofoam on the river and dis orderly AT A GLANCE New Braunfels police issued 439 citations and made 46 arrests over the JylY Comal County Sheriffs Officeissues 237 The sheriffs off Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Parks and Wildlife made 90 arrests To see the HeraldZeitungs view on the changing patty scene on the see page 4A John Villarreal said arrests were made for resisting and evading failure to public marijuana use and Villarreal said the combi nation of closelypacked nearly 100degree temperatures and alcohol and drug use were contribut ing factors to the weekends You take an overflow of people in an area thats See Page 3A FAIRY TALE ENDS Rodeo queen dismissed over dispute about clothing By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Jessica 2004 Comal County Fair rodeo ended her reign last week with an embarrassing confronta tion with me New Braunfels Police The 16yearold had not broken the law or done any thing but Comal County Fair Association mem bers were determined to throw her off the fairgrounds Jessicas who was with her Thursday when he said three NBPD cruisers pulled up to escort the girl and her horse from was We were there to help the new contest ants with their rodeo like we had done he They knew we planned to come back for practice Thurs Jessie was going to show them pointers on her Bigbee said the police offi cers who re sponded to the call made by fair association members did not even write a report bec ause neither he nor his daughter were doing anything Fair associa tion employees declined to discuss the referring all inquiries to their Steven who did not return calls from the Herald Zeitung in time for this Jessicas battle with the exec utive board of the fair associ ation began at the beginning of the summer when they asked her to modify her parade costume by layering a longsleeved black turtle neck shirt under the original ly required tailormade After Bigbee and the three other girls on her court were crowned last they received detailed instructions on the outfit they were required to wear at all public appearances a black felt cowboy hat and cowboy an anklelength denim skirt and a yel low vest designed specifically for the Using the seamstress required by the fair associ Bigbee was fitted for her The garment was heavily lined and designed to be worn without any other clothing It was not revealing in any Ron Bigbee It was high cut in the front and since each girl had her vest made just for they fit During the first parade of Photos by DAVID Jessica the Comal County rodeo queen last waves to the crowd while competing for the Bigbees reign recently ended over a dispute with the County Fair Morgan runner up in the queen was also not happy with the dress the summer two of the girls were wearing long sleeved black turtleneck slinky shirts under their an item the Rodeo Queen Committee said would be mandatory for all The Bigbees protested the claiming it was ridicu lous to expect the girls to wear long sleeves while they stand in the blazing Texas sun and wave to parade Bigbee said his family was told Jessica would wear the shirt or be relieved of her without any explana tion for why the court mem bers had to wear the gar My daughter is a redhead with fair skin and has a sensi tivity to Bigbee We even offered to get a note from her but that was nt When Jessica and runnerup Morgan Leech arrived June 18 See Page 2A Despite flooding panel approves subdivision By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Planning Commis sion members unani mously approved a zoning change and master plan for Oak Creek Estates despite adjacent prop erty owners concerns over potential The new 707home development spans Alligator a drainage way known for coining over its banks dur ing heavy Delton whose fields back up to the proposed neigh warned commission Oak Creek Estates ers he would be back to ask the city to do something about the flooding at a future You had better watch out for that creek because Im having trouble with flooding he If we ever get rain again and you want to go water ski come on Holt blamed anoth er area Quail for increasing the creeks Alan whose property lies south of Oak Creek say ing the city should also consider the impact of creekside developments outside of Comal While developer Sabine See Page 3A AT A GLANCE Name Oak Creek Estates H Owner Sabine Investment Company ffl Location Between Goodwin Lane and spans Alligator Creek BJ Size 205 acres S Number of Lots 707 Drainage provisions None the developer will pay the required fee to connect to an existing drainage utili ty within feet of the net ting the city HI Neighboring devel opments Quail Hansmann Estates and Northgate With Taste Matters Good   

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