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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                AUGUST JRALDZEITUNG SPORTS VOLLEYFEST New Smithson Valley open play in Fraulein Page 7A INSIDE MORE MONEY The 4B Board approves its budget which is heavy on economic development Page 4A Braunfels 239 18 2 sections CLICK Sunny High Low 101 75 1B since DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 6A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS 3B Tracking the news Updates is a weekly feature to give readers the latest information on stories they have seen in theHerald If you would like to see a story iveve run call us at 830 or drop an email to news@heraldzeitung.com. DAVID Changing names LAST WE KNEW Ryans Family Steakhouse at 481 Highway 81 East had LATEST The restaurant will be changed to Fire Both Ryans and Fire Mountain are owned by the same com Fire Mountain will con tinue to be a food Re peated calls to the corporate office for Ryans and Fire Mountain were not NEXT Fire Mountain is in the process of renovating the building andJs employment District attorney wants bank records LAST WE KNEW First Commer cial Bank was finalizing its internal investigation of sever al instances of alleged embez zlement involving former branch manager and city Councilwoman Lynn LATEST District Attorney Dib Waldrip has submitted a for mal request to bank officials for the evidence gathered dur ing their NEXT Waldrip and his staff will read through the documents and decide how to proceed with a criminal Slashing suspect returns to Texas LAST WE KNEW Robert McClure was being held in in connection with a New Braunfels slashing and had refused to waive extradi A governors warrant had been sent to Alaska calling for McClures LATEST Extradition proceed ings were completed last McClure was flown back to Texas and bookedTuesday into the Comal County NEXT McClure will remain in jail unless he posts a National Night Out winners named LAST WE KNEW New Braunfels and Comal County celebrated National Night Out with dozens of block LATEST The New Braunfels Police Department announced winners during the annual overall win ner was the Willow Street par ty with Beth Bizer as The best new party was at 531 Sycamore with Joe and Valen Miller as o FORD School attendance keeps growing By Leigh Jonas Staff Writer Comal County schools were a lot more crowded on the first day of school than they were a year Comal ISO showed the big gest increase 804 students students arriv ing for class The numbers grew even more Wednesday with an addition al 82 students showing up for the second New Braunfels ISO showed a 341 student with students coming to school for the first day of In New the numbers also grew the sec ond day as 95 additional stu dents made it to The largest amount of growth in NBISD came at one of the districts newest See Page 10A MORE STUDENTS Comal ISO jumped 804 climbing from in 2004 to New Braunfels ISO had 341 more climb ing from to A NATION PAYS HOMAGE World War II vet returns to Czechoslovakia as a hero By Leigh Jones Staff Writer World War II vet eran Gene will host the 16th Armored Division Associations 54th reunion in New Braunfels 21 niscing and seeing some of the local s9nts Thptall lanlrv lanky New Braunfels resident towers above most people he and even at 80 years his winning smile leaves a lasting impres When Bikes picture appeared in Chechoslovakian newspapers this summer as part of the 60th anniver sary celebration of the countrys lib eration from German occupation at the end of World War two women recognized him immedi Marie Proksova and Jana Kejhova were only 10 years old when the United States 16th Armored Divi sion rolled through their but they remembered the young soldiers Eike was one of nine men from the division who traveled to what is now the Czech Republic in May to celebrate the Allied victory in The men were treated like a stark contrast to the treatment Americans receive today in many European Eike Its one of the few places you can go as an American and be wel he They have not forgotten the Photos courtesy of Gene Eike dene Eike waves to the crowd during a parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of Czechoslovakia lib eration during World War Eike joined several other American veterans during the celebration during which more than people thanked American soldiers for liberating the Below a Czech soldier places a wreath during the Every five the country cele brates its moment of but this anniversary was This was our the aging veteran Everyone in our group is over 80 I dont know how many will be left for the next Perhaps knowing it might be their last opportunity to honor their the town of Pilsen pulled out all the stops for its cele The men were distinguished at vetted by the local media and addressed by the countrys But the highlight of the trip was a 2hourlong parade through the city that wound through many of the See Page 3A Kinky Friedman to visit NB Kinky the independent gubernatorial candidate for will visit New Braunfels for fun and fund raising Friedman will be at the Freiheit Country Store at 2157 FM 1101 from 1 to 5 to tape an appearance on the Humble Time radio Seating at Freiheit will be but seats are After the radio Friedman will head to the Faust 240 for a fundraiser from 5 to 7 Opening night victors Many detention ponds have become a drain on the city MANDY A group of fans cheer on the Smithson Valley High School Rangers on to a 3715 win over For see Page Powtrwlndowta Factory Warranty I BLUEBONNET By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The detention pond at the back ofVoss Farms subdivision is full of waisthigh weeds and rendering it practically useless during the citys next heavy If the pond cannot hold the water it was designed to neighborhood yards and streets face a higher risk for The situation at Voss Farms might have stood out on the vir tual tour city council members took Monday if it had been the only bad detention pond Guided by City Engineer Mike council members visit tsrae ed several detention ponds around the Few received good marks for doing what they were designed to do prevent Short showed a few examples of good drainage structures in Crown Ridge and Dove Cross but most of his photographs showed ponds that would not do their job after only 6 inches of The conducted at the request of Councilwoman Beth illustrated the citys lack of standards for proper deten Our standards are haphazard at best throughout the See Page 3A LINCOLN Jeep www bbmotui Vu Mi Snlrj   

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