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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 23, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas JULY SPORTS READY TO GO Football players from New Braunfels High School hit the field during a summer Page 5A FORUM COLUMN Guest columnist Joshua Carroll says murderforhire conviction was not Page 4A and Comal County since 211 16 2 sections CLICK IT PTpirtly Cloudy High Low 96 73 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS BB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B Frustration mounts as legislation fizzles By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter Less than a month before school is scheduled to frustration is mounting as the Legislature continues to debate how to pay for Teachers and who have waited for months to learn how public schools will be said they had no choice but to but admitted they were frustrated with the continued I think its driving every school district in the state of Texas RISKY PROPOSITION H Governors risk a lot when they call for special page 3A said Dan president of the Comal ISO Board of We went ahead and took action on pay raises because we got tired of wait but the overall funding formula what they may or may not come up driving us A lot of planning goes around After failing to fix schoolfinance woes during the regular session and a special a second special legislative session began The continued delay is causing more complications in budget plan ning for area See Page 3A A TOUGH YEAR FOR CROPS Farmers not optimistic as harvest begins By Ron Maloney StaffWriter For local this weeks rain was a case of too too Instead of helping the corn and sorghum it has only man aged to hin i HARVEST TIME After a dry sum farm ers are ing fort harvest f der the har vesting of grain begun last far mer Clinton Dietert went intq the fleld to test his milo to see if he Today How could fire up the weather has the Just before we got the wed started har impacted farm ing in Comal Sunday Farm ers start bringing in the Dietert Were so it takes a little while to get all the moisture out of the The rain could have been used earlier this spring when the who like this areas other farmers dont went nearly two months without any apprecia ble This rain didnt help our crops that were going to combine for Dietert Were past the stage for But itll help the grass for cows and and itll help the Anyone who feels farming is an easy way to make a good living hasnt been in the In South Texas particularly in places like Comal County where few can irrigate its downright tough and always has Region water plan makes some boil By Bryan Kirk Seguin GazetteEnterprise Photos by MANDY Clinton Dietert prepares to haul off some of the freshlyharvested sorghum grain from this years crops Friday grain pours into a truck after being LOCAL CROPS B Corn for grain Estimated value of crop Sorghum for grain Estimated value of crop Farmers can find a seasons worth of work wiped out by rain or And if they dont get a few fortuitously spaced rain dry con ditions stunt or kill plants or open pathways for diseases that kill Texas Cooperative Extension Service Plant Pathologist Mark Black with Texas Uni versity in Uvalde said this sum mer looks pretty good when it comes to plant diseases affecting this countys two main summer corn and The dry weather that prevailed was favorable to See Page 7A YOUR TURN Public comment and written res ponses to the plan for Region L will be accepted through 0 They can be sent to Project Manager Ronald Hernan San Antonio River Box San 78283 Hernandez can also be reached by calling 210 227 1373 or faxing 210 pres entation by the South Central Texas Regional Water Plan ning Group led to protests from farm ers and ranchers from Wilson and Gonzales counties who were concerned about the depletion of water from the Carrizo Close to 100 peo ple attended the sec ond meeting in Seguin on Tuesday night at the GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys River Annex Many of them were farmers and ranchers concerned about the efforts of water enti such as the San Antonio Water Sys tem and the San Antonio River to remove water from outside sources to sup plement the Edwards Aquifer and meet the needs of a growing San According to census figures presented by the planning the Region L popu lation will more than double from mil lion in 2000 to million in with nearly 70 percent of the population living in the San Antonio River With that increased population projec tion also came a dire forecast for water shortages throughout the Planners predicted a shortage of more than acre feet of water by the year Much of the shortage would occur in San See Page 3A Tough call City Council will decide whether to make changes to the drainage Donations help build muchneeded homes in tsunamiravaged India Tracking the news Finalist near LAST WE KNEW The Comal ISO Board ofTrustees had dinner interviews with the final two superintendent LATEST Trustees met in executive session Friday without picking a NEXT Trustees will discuss the position and choose a finalist during their regular board meeting For full coverage of the boards see Wednesdays Her aldZeitung Little League champions By Leigh Jones StaffWriter The brick houses under construc tion in are nothing com pared to the comfortable and spacious homes most American families But the new structures are luxury man sions compared to what the devastated tsunami victims in the southern Indian state have inhabited since In a few 20 families will move from makeshift tent shelters in a refugee camp into the new homes a transi tion made possible in part by donations from New The local tsunami relief organized by Freedom Fellowship Church Pastor Dennis raised for India Gospel a ministry group with teams on the ground ready to get aid to victims without going through layers of governmental Some of the money funded relief efforts in refugee providing food and clothing to families who lost The remaining funds were added to donations from all over the world to build three new neighborhoods longterm aid that will benefit families long after meals from most international aid organ izations have run Gallaher inspected the first construction See Page 8A MANDY Kale Slone pounds his batting helmet after a teammate hit a home run during the New Braunfels 11yearolds 91 sectional championship game For a complete see page THE SONIER GROUP ERA Lee Edwards Realty jfe Unmatched Attention For Your Real Estate Needs y IMP W R A M M F E L s SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES Susan Sonier or Jerry Sonier TneSooierGroup@Qmail.com
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