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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 25, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY HIKED flDl 7H1 HOI SOUTHUEST HICROFUKLISHERS 2627 E VAHDELL OR EL PflSO TX 79903 ilniiiiii hum SEPTEMBER 2005 HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS FOOTBALL New Braunfels celebrates first win of season while Smithson Valley suffers first Page 1B LIFE RIDING AWAY Comal County Fair concludes 112th year with bull other Page 1C Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 264 36 6 sections CLICK I m Sunny and hot High Low 10472 Details3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 38 SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS Martinez wont be charged in case By Ron Maloney Staff Writer One year after a dozen men most of the citys street department workers were dismissed in a series of the only one inves tigated for possibly committing a crime has not been arrested or charged and will not Defense attorney Glen Peterson said formal charges have never been filed against former city street superintendent Roland Martinez and that none will be forthcom a 21 year city employ was fired by City Engineer Mike In a termi nation letter Short wrote to Mar he listed three city policies he said Martinez violated per taining to working use of city equipment and personal use of city In the Short didnt specify what the violations Those policies pertained to working use of city vehi equipment and facilities and personal use of city Short did not write what the See Page 6A Roland Martinez Exclusive Special Report HeraldZeitung Staff Writer Leigh Jones and Photographer David Ingram spent six days in New Orleans with 4th Battalion 133rd Field Artillery Army National Guard unit from New report on the devastation in New Orleans and the work the local guardsmen did to repair the city can be seen in a special section A STORMS FURY DAVID Austin shows off his Grand Champion Black Angus at the Comal County Fair Saturday Pictured with holding the awards is Jonathan John receives top prize for prettiest heifer at fair livestock show Photo by DAVID Inquirer Andrew Rourke of the Galveston Fire Department surveys the damage from a wall collapse atYagas bar in Galveston after Hurricane Rita passed by the area Government mobilizes as Rita pounds coast By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Austin John had the pretti est date at the Comal County and he has the trophy to prove a 16yearold show mans Black Angus won the Fairs biggest honor Saturday Grand Champi John said die judge picked her purely for her He said she walked real good and was the most femi nine cow out Austin Feminine Johns nod ded You really can tell which cows are hot and which ones he The ones that arent are more and just look more like Lady seemed unperturbed by all of the attention sur rounding a good sign considering she is going to get a lot more of The Johns and their prize TRACTOR FUN 3 children give their all during the annu al antique tractor See story on Page winning cow are getting ready to travel the country to show her off and hopefully collect a few more Lady will make her debut on the national show circuit scene in Kansas City next Although Austin is used to competing at much larger Leonard said the Comal County win was nice to have in front of their home town Weve had a lot of but each win is always excit ing and a Its never a he But good genes The family expects good things from whose mother also was a She sold for and this calf is on the same Leonard raising his See Page 10A Photo by ERICH SCHLEGEUDallas Morning News Eugene walks by a neighbors fallen garage Saturday after Hurricane Rita struck Port Arthur early Henry rode out the storm in his By Tom Raum Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON The Bush eager to avoid repeating the error prone response to Hurricane mounted a broad mobilization of government assistance Saturday to areas of Texas and Louisiana slammed by Hurricane The damage is not as seri ous as we had expected it to David acting director of the Federal Emer gency Management told reporters in The evacuations Some 3 million people fled ahead of the As the military quickly moved amphibious vehicles and equipment into the stricken FCMA field KURRSCAWE StiTA MEVUS M The HeraldZeitung recent ly helped out sister papers The Galveston County Daily News andThe Brazosport See story on Page El New Braunfels High School opens shelter for Rita See story on Page ed more than rescue President Bush cau tioned residents against returning home too People who are safe now ought to remain in safe condi said who moni tored the storm from an Air Force command post in Col orado and then flew to for more See Page 9A Houston spared hurricanes evacuees return By Kristen Hays Associated Press Writer HOUSTON Houstonians woke up in their hurricane destinations feel ing lucky and Theyd dodged a monster storm that posed as big a threat as the region had seen in 20 They were ready to come But the giddiness quickly turned to frustration as thousands who eudured gridlocked freeways to flee the storm were ignoring officials pleas to stay put and jumping right back into Do not come back until word is giv en by local Mayor Bill White We want to avoid traffic so we cant say enough times to those I know are ready to go back to their please stay where you Rick Perry Authorities wanted to first restore restock gas and clear debris and fallen But White said the grim expectations didnt come to The city of Houston has gotten through the storm quite The flood risk has he said Saturday The state homeland security director devised a staggered repopulation The northwest pails of the city could come home the central city and southwest neighborhoods and suburbs on and the eastern part of the to where Rita See Page 9A
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