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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                V If OCTOBER HERALD KMMXNXKXHMXMKXMX MIXED ADC 781 KOI 1000571 SOUTHWEST HICROPUDLISHERS 2627 E VflNDELL OR EL PASO TX 79903 SPORTS VOLLIYBALL Canyon closes out home vol leyball schedule by thrashing Hays Lehman NB clinches playoff Page 6 FORUM LITTERS Readers sound off on helping Rita Delay and and key to curbing oil Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 278 14 2 sections CK j Partly I cloudy s High Low 83 66 Details 2B DEARABBY 8A CLASSIFIEDS 4i COMICS 3B CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 8A Man arrested in aggravated assault case By Ron Malonsy Staff Writer SAN 48year old McQueeney man shot a month ago when he raised a pel let gun to two Comal County sheriffs deputies could go to prison for the rest of his Deputy Rick Sanchez arrested Irving Wayne West on Tuesday at the Texas Specialty Hospital in San Antonio on a charge of aggra vated assault of a public servant with a deadly Smith was later booked into Comal County His bail is If Smith could receive five to 99 years in state prison and a fine for the firstdegree Smith was injured just before 1 10 when Deputies Tom Cheek and Jason Nitsch answered a man with a gun call at Potters Creek As the deputies approached incar videos showed him raising what appeared to be an automatic handgun and pointing it at the who opened Sheriff Bob Holder defended the deputies and both returned to duty after an internal investigation conducted by the sheriffs office and the Texas Rangers found no Smiths arrest warrant affidavit Tuesday revealed details of the shooting previously not released by the sheriffs Deputy Nitsch had his weapon out of the holster and at his side pointed at the ground as he began to tell West that he needed to see his Ward Nitsch told West to show his hands or raise his hands six times as he Deputy Cheek also had his weapon I then observed Wests right hand move up and forward very holding what I believed to be a See Page 3A Irving Wayne West A LASTING LEGACY Photos by MANDY Joanne and 15yearold Ajay look over pictures of Ajay when he was a Crisis Pregnancy Center helps rebuild lives By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Joanne Cruz was only 14 when she walked into the Crisis Pregnancy Cen scared and Her mother wanted her to have an but she wanted to keep her baby and start a Volunteer counselors at the center talked to her about options for her childs future and prayed for an intercession she looks back on as a turning point in her At that I remember feel ing knowing that there was someone to help she Going through that when I was so young was It was like a big but we all Cruz never regretted choosing to have her Adrian AT A GLANCE 3 What Crisis Pregnancy Center Annual Banquet 8 When 6 8 Where Civic Center I Information To check for avail able call 830 6297565 although 15 years she has dis covered how difficult parenting a teenager can Things didnt work out like I thought they she But God has always worked in my life I just didnt give him credit until The family she hoped to have with Adrians father never and she had to drop out of school to See Page 2 Joanne doing one of her favorite things with her son Ajay listen ing to him play bass City unanimously appoints new member to 4B board By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Julie Martinez is the newest member of the New Braunlels Industrial Development Cor poration 4B Martinez was appointed unanimously by the city coun cil Monday for a twoyear She replaces Ray who did not reapply but recom mended her A lifelong resident of New Martinez said she would work to keep her home town clean and I know we have to but I want to be sure the new busi nesses that come here are of the highest she I want to make sure they are the kind of businesses we are used to having Martinez is a New Braunfels High School graduate who chose to raise her family where she grew She currently works for the Scooter Store as a redetermination working to resubmit denied claims j Although she does not have a specific issue she wants to Martinez said she was very interested in projects for the citys Anything we can do for sports activities for Im she The 4B board recently approved spending for improvements to the Weston See Page 3 Burn ban circus held over after recent rains By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Rain brought a few changes to Comal County on Acting County Judge Jay Mil likin lifted the burn ban in effect over the past two The move was made at the rec ommendation of Fire Marshal Lin Mantord and as a result of recent MJllikin And the Alzafar Shrine Cir cus was rescheduled for 30 because of Tuesdays show There will be two perform ances at 2 and 6 at the rodeo arena of the Comal County Public safety officials reported a few minor traffic accidents and afewclosings atlowwater cross but no major We were really said New Braunfels Fire Rick For the most people were really careful or stayed off the roadway when it was raining pretty AT A GLANCE i State rules for outdoor burning can be found on the Comal County Fire Marshals Web Click on the TCEQ requirements for outdoor burning National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Runyon said it rained really hard at The general consensus is we got anywhere from just a little under 2 inches to as much as 6 inches of depend ing upon the Runyon Another band of rain was expected to hit early he bringing another inches or Tuesdays welcome as it comes within sight of the end of what has been a lean rainfall year in New Braunfels and the surrounding See Page 3A Grand Champions The Comal County Fair winners are featured for winning tricolor ribbons for many Library begins assessing card fees By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Stacie Booth stopped using the New Braunfels Public Library on Monday she refuses on principle to pay the new library card fee required for outofcity resi I used to go to the library all the she said Tues Im an avid and I used to take my 2yearold son there every week for sto ry Not any The new charged yearly for all county resi dents who do not live with in New Braunfels city lim stems from the city county spat over library Since the county has paid to the city to allow county residents the privilege of checking out The agreement also called for the county to pay 20 percent of the annual increased budget something the city had never forced them to Negotiations for this years allotment plus 20 percent fell through when the county learned their bill could top even though city officials said they never See Page 2 Low Miles Power A Factory Warranty I BLUEBONNET is rue Jeep Fid ntlmun hbiu 8006207258   

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