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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 13, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V V OCTOBER HERALD r 5nUTHHE8T 2621 E VftHDELL DK FlVftSOTX SPORTS FOOTBALL Darren Billiot stands tall in the middle as tackle for the Canyon Page 5A Downtown to receive mini facelift DIOYOU KNOW DOWNTOWN FACELIFT Downtown busi nesses set to receive Commu Develop ment Block Grant funding are 0 The Braun tex Perfor ming Arts Center 8 Evans Vacuum Cleaner The Faust Hotel Hi Henne Hardware 83 Landmark Square HJ The Schmitz Hotel By Leigh Jones Staff Writer Downtown New Braunfels is about to get six miniature facelifts thanks to the Main Street Facade Improvement The funded by the Community Development Block Grant will enable The Brauntex Performing Arts Evans Vacuum The Faust Henne Landmark Square and The Schmitz Hotel to make improvements to their histori cal Janet Allen from The Brauntex said she could not wait to restore a New Braunfels icon to its former We will be repairing the neon sign and marquee at the front of the build she Its something you see from almost every angle in which makes it an important land Because the sign is so Allen said it reflected the image of the entire See Page 3 COMING SUNDAY Grand Champions The Fair winners are featured for winning tricolor ribbons for many Walkfest to offer fun for everyone By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer DD Ames thinks New Braunfels residents need to get off the couch and take a and Saturday theyll have a chance to do just More than 100 residents already have signed up to hit the streets Saturday for the first New BraunFit The fivekilometer route will begin at Holy Family Catholic located at 245 Hidalgo in New Braun AT A GLANCE iJ What New BraunFit Walkfest and Community Resource Health Fair IB When Walkfest registration begins at with the event starting at The health fair runs from 1 to 5 S Where Both events are at Holy Family Catholic then weave through the historic downtown area and See Page 2 DAVID A wrecker picks up pieces of an 18wheeler involved in a fourvehicle accident Wednesday morning while a New Braunfels police officer investigates the scene on southbound Interstate 35 south of FM FORUM SOUND OFF Readers write on Red helping sister paper and Hurricane Rita Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 279 12 2 sections i ostly cloudy High Low Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS BA TV GRIDS 3B FIGHTING THE BATTLE Photos by DAVID Anita Bishop shows off some of the items that she had put together to send to her sons Marine Corps rifle squad for Anita and leave for Maryland to see their John Dale a 2004 graduate of New Braunfels High who was critically wounded in Afghanistan over the Family to visit son who was wttnded in action Cap and diploma in then senior John Bishop celebrates as graduation for the NBHS Class of 2004 comes to an end at Strahan By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The worst day of Anita Bishops life began at Monday with a phone call from The caller was the Marine Corps colonel who commands the battalion her Lance John Dale serves He asked to speak to my hus and I told him he wasnt Bishop He asked if I was and I He introduced and I knew something was not What wasnt right was that John a member of the New Braunfels High School Class of was part of a convoy near Camp a Marine base in north east that was ambushed over the He was shot in the arm and torso and was critically although he is expected to survive minus a kidney and and a few other damaged internal He was real close to and he was riding in a Humvee with the medical corpsman and his squad Mario who lives in See Page 3 Karzai warns drugs are fueling insurgency By Daniel Cooney Associated Press Writer Afghanistan Fighting erupted across Afghanistan ahead of a visit Wednesday by Secretary of State Condoleezza with 10 suspected six police and five medical work ers killed and rockets slamming into the President Hamid Karzai warned the militants were receiving support from drug traffickers and that his nation could fall back into the hands of terrorists if its booming heroin which supplies nearly 90 percent of the worlds isnt stamped It was the first time Karzai has direct ly linked the drug trade with the Tal iban insurgency in Wash ington earlier this year criticized Karzai for not being tough enough on narcotics and officials have said they suspect the insurgency is being partially funded by drug Karzais comments Wednesday at a news conference with Rice came as his government is struggling See Page 3 No one injured in construction area traffic accident By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Southbound Interstate 35 was closed at FM 306 for two hours Wednesday after a four vehicle traffic accident involv ing two No one was seriously New Braunfels police Chris Snyder said officers and firefighters were dispatched to the scene at after a report came in that two semis and two pickups were involved in a collision in the construction We shut it down just north of FM 306 at the Snyder The accident occurred when a semi in the slow lane rearended a pickup spinning the truck To avoid a second collision with the the semi driver attempted to change and his trailer wrecked the cab of a semi in the inside Snyder DID YOU 6CPJOVU 1 Driving over a grass median to get from the interstate to a frontage road is a traffic violation punishable by fine of up to The driver of that rig was taken to McKenna Memorial where he was treat ed and The southbound interstate lanes were closed for about two Snyder while the scene was cleaned up and the accident As traffic backed many drivers drove over the grass median down to the frontage which is a traffic viola tion punishable by fine of up to We usually get up there to tag those but we had six units tied up with the acci Snyder Cause of the accident remains under investigation and possible charges are Snyder
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