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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 19, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas FOR 780 JULY SOUTHUEST 2627 E OR El FflSO TX SPORTS LITTLE LEAGUE New Braunfels 11yearold baseballers advance with 53 sectional victory over West Sugar Page 5 FORUM SOUND OFF Readers respond on how to clean up Landa Park and tax ing septic systems and other Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Coma I County since I llPartlv 208 10 1 sections K WWW j cloudy High Low 97 75 DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS Benavides receives 60 years in hit man scheme Childs sentenced to 10 years to serve 90 days in county jail Samantha Childs By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Audible gasps filled Judge Jack Robisons courtroom Monday as jurors sentenced Jonathon Benavides to 60 years in prison and gave him a fine for his attempt to hire a hit man to kill his 3yearold sons Samantha Bena vides received 10 years probation and a fine from the jury of seven men and five women and 90 days in the Comal County jail from Benavides heard his sen tence without flinching and did not even glance to the audience where his brother and fiance were seat As soon as the decision was Comal County Sheriffs Office deputies immediately took him into leading him through a narrow door in the back of the courtroom Childs began to cry when Robison began reading her leaning against her Tony for After reading the jurys Judge Jack Robison gave Childs an additional 90 days in the Comal County See Page 2 Jonathon Benavides City to delay applying for impact fees By Leigh Jones Staff Writer City council agreed Monday roadway impact fees were a good way to help allevi ate some of the citys growing pains but decided they could wait until October to begin the process necessary to apply By Planning Director Frank Robbins members the thoroughfare plan should be ready for a crucial assis tant in determining which roads in areas of new growth might need improvement within the next 10 Impact charged on new develop ments are designed to mitigate the See Page 2 Helping out HONING HAVING FUN Frannk Robbins Texas 46 Collision Center opens to offer help after things get Trustees sound off on school grade inclusion By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter Comal Independent School District Board and Strategic Planning Committee reached a consensus regarding grade alignments but remained gridlocked on the issue of grade inclusion at the new high The CISD Board ofTrustees and SPC mem bers agreed in a meeting Monday night that in the future grades will be structured See Page 2 New Braunfels Utilities Apprentice Lineman Brett LeSage ties three separate knots in the final stage of the obstacle course at the ninth annualTexas Linemans Rodeo held on Nolte Island in Seguin Saturday linemen from around south and central Texas compete in six different events including the Hurt Man Rescue and Dead End Bell Photos by DAVID HeraldZeitung Trucking the news Getting closer LAST WE KNEW CISD had two remain ing superintendent hels dinner interviews at the Gruene River Grill will meet in closed ses sion Friday to narrow the pair to NBU workers showcase work at lineman s rodeo New Braunfels Utilities Apprentice Lineman John Wilkins prepares to lower his injured coworker down from a utility pole during the hurt man Rescue By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter While most people hunker down indoors during inclement weather and wait for the lights to come back lineworkers brave ice and even tornadoes to make sure the City of New Braunfels has During the ninth annual Texas Line mans Rodeo held in Seguin linemen from across the state of Texas showcased their skills to family and friends who otherwise might never have seen what linemen do for a The gray weather and heavy down pours earlier in the morning made the linemen feel like it was just another day on the But instead of dealing with live wires and bucket the competitors worked on simulation wires and reverted to the oldfashion pole and climber Chairman Bob Christmas said the 24 utility companies competing began training for the sixevent competition in Events included the hurt man egg deadend obstacle pole and New Braunfels Utility apprentice lineman Brett Lesage said he prepared Weekend rains provide relief from hot weather By David Rupkalvis News Editor Three days of rain brought a much needed respite to the New Braunfels area but dont count on it to last much Monty a meteorologist with the National Weather said a changing weather pattern produced between one inch and four inches of rain in areas of Comal County over the The New Braunfels airport recorded inches over the alleviating some of the diy conditions and cooling off the temperature The chance of rain will continue for much of this especially with 1 lur ricane Emily expected to hit the Gulf Coast But Oaks said the dry See Page 3 See Page 3 HURRICANt EMILY H As of ranked a category 1 hurricane ffl Expected to hit Northeastern Mexican coast rains could impact Texas as
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