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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas W AUGUST iSi u N G SPORTS HITTING HARD The New Braunfels football team puts on the pads as practice gets Page 5A INSIDE THANK YOU Outdoorsman Keith Warren hosts barbecue to honor sol diers hurt in Afghan Page 8A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 223 16 2 sections CLICK Partly Cloudy High Low 94 73 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 48 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5A TV GRIDS 3B Commissioners reinstate county burn ban By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal County commissioners ordered a ban on outdoor burning to take effect this The which took effect at 6 was enacted at the request of County Fire Marshal Lin who told commissioners the 14day drought outlook published by the Texas Forest Service shows a high fire danger in coming days due to dry conditions in spite of July Manford cited the KeetchByran Drought which assesses fire The distributed daily by the Texas Universitybased Texas Interagency Coordination is updated daily for each of the states 254 The index assesses soil conditions on a scale of 0 to Conditions in Comal County currently run in the Manford told but a KBDI between 600 and 700 is anticipated in coming Weve had some rain in the east ern part of the but the west ern part is extremely dry Manford told Its getting really dry out Its my recommendation that we initiate a burn ban See BURN Page 3A wife indicted for defrauding senior center By David Rupkalvis News Editor The Comal County Grand Jury indicted the former executive director of the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Tuesday for allegedly transferring a car gifted to the Senior Citizens Foundation to her Detective Mike Penshorn with the New Braunfels Police Department said Geral dine Webb was indicted on a count of mis application of fiduciary Bryan Webb was indicted on the same charge as well as charges of putting false informa tion on a government document and tam pering with government All the crimes are Penshorn said the investigation into the alleged crimes began in November Webb registered the vehicle in his Penshorn said the vehicle was donated to the foundation and Geraldine Webb made See SENIOR Page 3A COMING SUNDAY Almost ready Students in Comal County get ready for a new school Astronauts pack up space station trash in shuttle By Pam Easton Associated Press Writer SPACE Houston Discoverys astronauts lowered a huge container filled with a backlog of space station trash and old broken equipment into the shuttle Friday for return to Earth next It was their biggest task of the com ing just one day after NASA cleared Dis covery to come home and one day before their departure from the international space The contents of the cargo contain which was slowly anchored into the shuttles payload bay by a robot will either be junked once its back on Earth or returned to engineers for Their other task Friday was to put away the inspection boom that they used to sur vey their Much of the packing work was tedious and At one astro nauts asked Mission Control what they should do with a piece of white foam that wouldnt fit into a We see it and we It is not Mission Controls Steve Frick said after looking at the material over a video See SHUTTLE Page 3A LET THE MADNESS BEGIN Backtoschool shopping picks up during state tax holiday By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Ava and Marleigh Fergu son enjoyed the first day of the sales taxfree holiday they entertained themselves in the Frilly Frogs playroom while their mom shopped for backtoschool Although she planned her shop ping excursion on the first day of the highly advertised tax Leigh Ferguson was unaware she was about to save percent at the cash I hadnt thought about it at but its a good thing because every little bit you can save espe cially with three she While looking forward to her Ferguson said the amount was not enough to entice her to venture out of town to neighboring shopping like the outlet stores in San Its just not worth fighting the she Crowdaversion was a common theme shoppers who ventured out before noon My mom usually says we should hiber nate through the tax free weekend because the stores are usually so said Christina a New Braun fels Christian Acade my Right its not too who wears uniforms at was not doing back toschool strictly but she could not resist a trip to Kohls to peruse the sales Taking their cue from Comptrol ler Carole Keyton Texas retailers capitalize on the tax sav ings publicity by enticing shop pers with even deeper DAVID Lisa Chumchal and her shop for back to school clothes at Kohls Friday after Chumchal was planning to spend about on clothes for her four Below Leigh Ferguson and her see what an outfit would look SHOP AND SAVE The sales tax holiday for clothing and footwear began at Friday and ends at midnight Below is a selected list of items and their exemption status this TAXFREE fl Baby clothes a Bete with attached buckles JBI Boots hiking 81 Coats and wraps B Diapers adult B Dresses H Shorts BSwimsuits K Underclothes Rya shop ping at Kohls with and said the holiday by itself was not much of an The tax discount is not worth the has sle of the but percent on top of whatever is already on sale is a good she like Fergu planned to do her shopping in New Last we went to the outlet It was she We wont be doing mat While Fauch and her children were browsing through die Lisa Chumchal was on a mission with 11yearold twins Wesley and Chelsey in Im going to get all my back toschool shopping done she said with Her halffull cart indicated she walking B Shoes H slacks and jackets 18 Sweatshirts IB Sweat suits H Sweaters TAXED B Accessories elastic ponytail watches ia Backpacks B Baseball cleats and pants 13 Gym sujte B Hooded shirts and sweatshirts E Belt buckles without S3 Boots rubber work waders B Buttons and zippers B Jeans baseball and football B Jogging apparel ffl Golf gloves B purses B Hard hats H Helmets B Pajamas sports BPants B Raincoats andjwrwhos B Jewejry H opod Shirts Blades and skates B Shoes B Safety glasses See SHOPPING Page 3A including athletic Garden Ridge council tries to appease drainage concerns By Melissa Johnson StaffWriter GARDEN RIDGE little spice was thrown into the mix of the usually tame Garden Ridge City Council meeting Wednesday Four citizens decrying the master plan for a 42acre tract located on the comer of FM 3009 and Schoen thal Road gathered at the front of the Municipal Courtroom to share their concerns with The group claimed that hous ing built in the to be known as The Enclave of Garden would worsen existing drainage problems for houses on Osage Trail and Fairview One female resident was adamant about preserving the cur rent state of her repeat ing the I dont want my pool touched at intervals during the Another shared concerns about the monetary effect of possible drainage saying she cur rently has no drainage problems but was concerned the new hous es would cause All four agreed that the councils responsi bility was to first look after existing residents before being concerned with potential The council assured the resi dents they would address their saying a drainage study would be conducted and adjust ments made to the plan if neces Councilman Russ Sanders said an analysis of the area prompted by the master plan could actually help existing drainage which had previously been man aged by residents in the form of See DRAINAGE Page 3A
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