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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 3, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V V DECEMBER f SPORTS HOOP IT UP The Canyon girls basketball team continues to host its annual Page 11A INSIDE NEVER FORGET Seele Elementary students dedicate promise to remember fallen Page 9A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 320 22 2 sections Bus ride turns into nightmare Student run over after stepping off school bus By Ron Maloney StaffWriter STARTZVILLE A 12yearold Canyon Lake boy was critically injured Friday afternoon when he was struck after getting off a school The who officials only iden tified as a Smithson Valley Middle School was listed in critical condition at 8 Fri day at University Hospital in San where he was being treat ed for a major head The driver who struck the Roy Mack Miller of Canyon was not He had not been cited at the scene of the acci dent early Friday Although investigation was Department of Public Safety Cor poral Rick Alvarez ruled out drugs or alcohol as a But Miller acknowledged he passed a line of cars and the bus on the shoulder on the right side of the He said he had dropped a ciga rette in his Alvarez While he was looking down and fumbling for he knew there were vehicles in front of him and he pulled to the passing the then the bus and strik ing the Millers truck missed two other students who had gotten off the bus with the The victims two still on the were reported to have seen the acci Public safety officials reported the accident occurred at about 4 on FM 3159 south of Startzville in front of the Creek Hollow Cabins and RV Park just after the boy and two other stu dents exited Bus which was carrying about 40 students from Smithson Valley Middle School and Smithson Valley High Neither the DPS nor Comal Inde Photos by DAVID A parent comforts a student as she steps off the school bus after a seventhgrade student was struck by a pickup truck as he exited the bus Friday a student aboard a Comal ISO school bus cries while watching DPSTroopers investigate the accident pendent School District identified the bus The boy was described as having sustained a major head His heart was but he was not breathing when Canyon paramedics arrived at the An AirLife helicopter was dispatched while firefighters were still Our experience tells us when it sounds this bad on the it usually said Canyon Lake Jeff We asked for the Arriving onduty paramedics were preceded by Canyon Lake James who was returning home from spending the day fighting a mobile home fire and drove by just as the accident When we got the boy was nt and he had a fixed an official It doesnt look Villarreal was doing rescue That he was right there was the only good thing that happened out See Page 10A Couple left homeless after blaze destroys Canyon Lake mobile home DAVID A Canyon Lake firefighter knocks down the fire inside a mobile home located on Buckingham Drive By Ron Maloney StaffWriter CANYON LAKE A Buckingham Drive couple was left homeless Friday by a fire that destroyed their mobile Canyon Bulverde and Spring Branch firefighters dispatched to the home in the 400 block at warned that the woman who lived there was trapped on the back They arrived to find the back half of the home fully engulfed in flames and that a neighbor had helped the woman from the back Neighbors said the quick response by Canyon Lake prevented a personal tragedy from spreading to nearby mobile homes through a heav ily wooded Canyon Lake Jeff Schultz said heavy black smoke was visible to responding firefighters from miles away on FM Firefighters had to drag hoses from more than feet up the hill on Buckingham and from several hundred feet down the We made our but the knock down was delayed by adjacent stor age a 250gallon propane tank and a large supply of reloading equip ment and ammunition inside the res Schultz Three of the countys rural fire departments were called in under mutual aid and Country wide Construction provided fire fighters with a backhoe to remove If it wasnt for wed still be out there with shovels and hand Schultz said early Friday Fridays fire gave Canyon Lake its first opportunity to use its new foam fire suppression It made a but it worked excel Schultz said Were glad we have See Page 9A Partly Cloudy High Low 83 59 Details16 DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 11A TV GRIDS 3B CISD revels in success on the gridiron By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Dawn Jung is a woman torn between two As bookkeeper for Smithson Valley High she supports the Rangers and the children who partic ipate in every foot ball her true allegiance lies across Comal where her husband Jared is an assistant football coach for Canyon High I do get a little I think its from the years when AT A GLANCE What Class 5A II Region IV cham pionship game Smithson Valley San Antonio When 1 Where Com alander Stadium ill 4A II Region IV cham pionship game Canyon Corpus Christi When 2 today Where Mem orial Stadium in Victoria they were both in the same district and played against each she I always go to my husbands unless theres a time when theyre not on the same Jung said she knows a lot of wonderful students who play for Smithson Valleys var sity so she doesnt mind the friendly ribbing she gets for supporting CISD is represented by both its high schools today in football playoff Smithson Valley takes on Madison High School in San while Canyon faces Corpus Christi Calallen High School in See Page 3A COMING SUNDAY Merry Christmas Breakfast with visit from the Pony Express highlight day of Christmas Boaters celebrate Christmas with style tonight By Ron Maloney StaffWriter IF YOU GO H Best viewing for the annual Canyon Lake Christmas Parade of lights is from Overlook FM 2673 or FM 306 to South Access Road and turn on COE CANYON LAKE Itll begin to look a lot like Christmas this evening at Canyon Beginning at 6 up to two dozen boats will take to the lake in the 22nd annual Christmas Parade of Parade Chairman Mike Finleon said as of 18 boats had signed up and some already were Its looking pretty Finleon It looks like were going to have a pretty good and Im anticipating a pret ty good Finleon said the event would begin at 6 at Canyon Lake Marina with boats from the Hill Country Yacht Club and Cranes Mill marina The boats would sail or motor to Cranes Mill by By they would go to Jacobs Creek and then would finish up at the Canyon Lake Marina by The event will be followed by the HCYCs annual Christmas party and with the award ing of prizes for the best holiday I I Let us cater to you PARTIES FAMILY GATHERINGS See Page 3A 830 6257844 New Brauilfeh rx
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