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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                fill TOR VW JULY HERALD W E PilSO TX 79907 HUNG SPORTS The New Braunfels Juniors Little League team opens state play with a convincing Page 5A FORUM YOUR TURN j Readers share their thoughts I on Judge John I alcohol PETA and glass on the Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 215 12 2 sections CLICK Partly Cloudy High Low 93 72 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B Casteel Schoolfinance reform possible State Carter Casteel By Leigh Jones Staff Writer State legislators left Austin empty handed again frustrated in another attempt to pass school reform and financing Carter RNew Braun said she hoped the days confu sion would be the straw that broke the partisan camels Out of chaos can come something she Yesterday revealed that the old ways of doing things are not going to Both bills brought to the House floor were similar to previous meas ures that already failed during the regular and first special Continuing to bring up the same solutions to the Casteel is not going to Were going to have do something new to get things and I think mats going to she I have heard a bunch of people from both sides of the aisle are working to do something good for both schools and property Casteel broke ranks with Republi can leadership Tuesday to vote for I IB the education reform Despite a lastminute amendment added by he New Braun fels representative said the bill had enough to pass her test for positive changes to the education Casteel was not so positive about HB the financing and property tax relief I voted against it because it put in your left pocket and took from your right she Heartened by rumors of a willing ness from both parties to end this summers second special session with a solution to the school funding See Page 2A State Jeff Wenrworth National Night Out could make city safer By Ron Maloney Staff Writer JOIN IN For informa tion or to organ ize a National Night Out block party in Comal call 620 3400 and ask for In New Brau call 608 2185 and ask for Libby Its time for a good Law enforcement offi cers want people to be partying all around New Braunfels and across Comal County Tuesday Its the 22nd annual rendition of National Night Out against crime and the sum night where police ask residents to have a block party to get get acquainted with the neighbors and take back their neighborhoods from crooks and dope 34 million people in communities in all 50 states are expected to participate in National Night Out to some degree or In New Braunfels and See Page 2A Test scores EQUINE MASTERS Living with horses a fact of life for Diaz family By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer AT A GLANCE Fiesta Extravaganza Horse Show Three Mile Creek Planch Information Call 830 629 2226 Local school districts reveal their results from recent IMS NASA to ground shuttle flights due to safety fears By Marcia AP Aerospace Writer SPACE Houston NASA said Wednesday it is grounding future shuttle flights because foam debris that brought down Columbia is still a might have doomed Discovery if the big chunk of broken insulation had come off just a bit earlier and slammed into the A large chunk of foam flew off Discoverys external fuel tank just two minutes after liftoffTuesday Shuttle managers do not believe it hit the posing a threat to the seven astronauts when they return to But they plan a closer inspection of the spacecraft to be You have to admit when youre We were said shuttle program manager Bill We need to do some work and so were telling you right that foam should not have come It came Weve got to go do some thing about The loss of a chunk of a vexing See Page 2A The charro tradition is one that runs deep in the Diaz Horseman Gerardo Jer ry Diaz is a fourth genera tion charro whose father was one of the first to bring the Mexican horseman lifestyle and culture to the United Learning to ride and walk at about the same Jerry began performing at birthday parties and rodeos at a young earning his first as a 4yearold performing rope tricks at Randolph Air Force Now Jerry has performed at an exhibition at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and enter tained President George Bush and other world leaders at the 1990 International Economic Summit in Houston and at the presidents 1991 Drug Summit in San But Jerry is not the only horse performer on the Diazs 50acre New Braunfels His Staci is a thirdgeneration performer who rides dancing horses and has the animals work at or without any lines or Our family tradition of horse artistry and showmanship has got ten even bigger and stronger since our Staci Jerry and I get along so well because we both understand the time and ded Photos by MANDY Eighteenmonthold Nicolas Diaz shows off his horsemanship by encouraging Barney to bow while his keeps a hand on the lead professional horseman Geralo Jerry Diaz helps Nicolas to pat Barney on the ication we give to our It takes two people in the same boat to really understand our way of The Diazs way of life often means long days on the short breaks for dinner and little vaca tion But Staci said its all worth it when it comes to show We put so much time in the horses mat theres no better feeling than when the horses go out and perform Staci Theres tliis feeling of pride inside because we know how many hours it took to get Staci and Jeny will be performing a horseriding duet at an onsite exhibition The Mexican fiestathemed which will benefit the Holy Family Parish will feature dancing See Page 2A Musicians band together for hairy mission UPDATES By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter There are few solutions to keep ing cool in Texas besides swimming or staying But local musician Matt Briggs has discovered a cure that will not only beat die heat but also support a good Briggs is the organiz er of the first Locks of Love benefit at which encourages longhaired locals to cut off their hair and donate it to the national nonprofit The drummer got the idea for the AT A GLANCE Locks of Love benefit 6 to 7 255 Saengerhalle Road all proceeds benefit Locks of Love benefit when he was playing volley ball with bandmates and friends at the Saengerhalle Even though it was only Briggs said the Texas heat was making him want to cut his 10inch pony Briggs told his friends he was going to shave all his hair off and donate it when a buddy recom mended that Briggs make the cut on The idea for the benefit which incorporates three Americana six acoustic acts and five hair was bom from the courtside A lot of people cant give money to causes like but they have hair to Briggs Its kind of like helping out your broth ers and sisters had long known about Locks of Love a Florida See Page 3A Trucking the news Representing NB LAST WE KNEW Rachel Roberts won the New Braunfels Junior Miss LATEST Roberts will be re presenting the city in the final state competition this weekend in San NEXT TheTexas Junior Miss winner will be After the compe Junior Miss will close its doors in the   

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