Friday, August 19, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 19, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas TT TT AUGUST HERALD ALL FOR ADC 780 xOl 1000571 SOUTHWEST HHROPUDLISHERS 2627 E VAHDELL DR EL PASO TX 7990 liiiillilnliliilliim SPORTS GAME TIME New Canyon and Smithson Valley get to hit someone else for a Page 5 INSIDE PARTY TIME Local teens can close out the summer in style during a I Friday Night Live i Page 2 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 232 14 1 section WWW j Partly Cloudy High Low 99 75 Details DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 9 10 8 8 4 3 5 9 MIH M iw mmimmViWHiHWfitm tmm am IMB ammmtmuwmnm u auiiamu MM imm n a IIMI m m un u maaiaatmmgwmm Workers find body in railroad coal car By Leigh Jones Staff Writer TXI Hunter Cement workers dis covered a body in a railroad coal car they were about to unload at the plant on FM 1102 The unidentified white male was spotted around by a work er supervising the unloading from a tower above the train tracks just before the ground crew was about to dump the load into the plants coal Comal County Sheriffs detective Tommy Ward said the body was lying on top of the leading investigators to believe the man got on the train after it left its origination point in Colorado Sometime between then and Wednesday night he Ward Right were saying the cause of death was accidental or possibly Results from an autopsy per formed Thursday by the Travis County Medical Examiner showed the mans injuries were consistent with a jump onto the coal Although detectives are trying to rule out Ward admitted he could have been See Page 2 WORK WIN MTER High school bands also get ready for Friday nights By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Football players get most of the glory under the Friday night but the high school band pours just as much hard work and sweat into its preparation as the athletes Both football players and band members have been preparing for the first game the season since 1 a grueling bu t rewarding task to pursue under the brutal Texas Unicorns Band Director Beth Bronk said her students were almost as good at keep ing cool as they were at marching and playing at the same We have our own water sprinkler that the sections take turns running she Its a way for them to have fun and keep As dedicated and hard working as her students Bronk said it was impossible to keep a spirit of levity com pletely at We have lots of water If you come to even if its just to you had better plan on getting she said with a Any time you get a large group of kids funny things Bronks group is very large this almost 300 musi cians The numbers make for some interesting foibles during the marching routine portion of Its difficult to clean up that many young Bronk But having that many kids is wonderful because it just means more support from parents and the Bronk is not the only band director to work with more students during tliis summers band DAVID Canyon High School saxophone player Scott leads the Cougars during marching band Colby Callaghan keeps time on a bass drum during summer band rehearsal for the New Braunfels Unicorns MUSICAL MASTERS New Braunfels band members began camp on a high note when Band Director Beth Bronk announced last years concert band took third place in a Divi sion 4A statewide summer com Thats the highest we have placed in a state she We are so proud of the Bronk sent recordings of the band to the Texas Bandmasters Association at the end of last school award was pre sented at the groups annual con ference in Walt Sparkman has almost 200 in the Canyon High School although not all of them have been on the field at the beginning of One day I went out there and had only half a Sparkman Finally we realized the rest were late because the freeway exit in See Page 2 Deadly wreck display to highlight summer train show By David Rupkalvis News Editor Two weeks before Christmas in a quiet night near New Braunfels was shattered with the worst train accident in city Just before midnight on two steamengine loco motives hurtled down the rail road colliding at near top speed less than eight miles out side the New Braunfels city When the engines hit head the force of the explosion killed four people and threw debris hundreds of Dozens more were train lovers in the area will learn a little more about the accident during the summer train show at the New Braunfels Civic Bryan the host of the said the display will include photos of the debris col lected from the accident site and models of the two engines that Years John Rightmire and I went out to the site of this Weidner We went See Page 3 Neighbors endeavor to clean wasteland By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Erwin Braune knows better than to walk around the Faust Street Bridge after the sun has sunk below the hori A lot of times during the night I hear noises from groups over drinking and he It wor ries We need more police protection down Through his living room just a few hundred yards from the mouth of the historic the 17year Faust Street resident watched the bridges restoration in and has watched its gradual decline ever Overgrown with tall the banks of the river make a perfect place for homeless people and trou blemakers to conceal them selves from law enforcement the neighbors see just about Area resident Angela Lamptbn walks across the AT A GLANCE HI What Summer model train show 69 When 9 to 4 Saturday U Where New Braunfels Civic Center H Cost youth 17 and under Information 830 9352517 AT A GLANCE H What Faust Street Bridge cleanupday H When 9 Saturday H Where Groups are asked to meet at either end of the bridge ffl Bring Gas powered line trim shov trash ice chests full of cold drinks and snacks and a bathing suit for the after work pool party hosted by Cypress Bend bridge every passing graffiti and question able characters on her There is a definite change since last she Now that the Mission Val ley Mills practically aban waiting for new own this place has turned into a virtual Instead of badgering city hall to do something about the trash and tall Lampton decided to take matters into her own Lampton and neighbors from both sides of the bridge will gather on the See Page 3 COMING SATURDAY Always learning The start of school is still days but some students at Mountain Valley School work to educate their county fail to resolve issues over NB library By David Rupkalvis News Editor For 23 the New Braunfels Public Library has opened its doors to county residents for no In that will After a longstanding agreement between New Braunfels and Comal County fell through the city will begin charging county residents a year to check out items from the County Judge Danny Scheel and Commis sioner Greg Parker explained that since the county has paid the city to allow county residents to use the When the agreement was first the library in New Braunfels was the only library in the The orig inal agreement called for the county to pay each plus 20 percent of the See Page 2 4B Board sends McKenna helps sports group The Industrial Develop ment Corporation 4B Board voted Thursday night not to help fund the new McKenna Healthlink and Childrens Museum Board members did ap prove funding for the New Braunfels Municipal Airport air traffic control tower and agreed to help the New Braunfels Youth Sports West on The sports group asked for funds that will be used to match a For more check Saturdays edition of the The Uptown Piano Bar is the Romantic place for Birthday Parties and Anniversaries