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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas V V DECEMBER Zt 780 IlUiNVJ SPORTS BASKITBALL New Braunfels hosts Canyon boys as both launch District 274A hoop slates Page 5 FORUM SOUND OFF Guest columnist Betty Clifford writes how politics are playing loose with Iraq Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 334 12 1 section CLICK OP cloudy High Low 57 37 Details DEAR ABBY 9 CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS 8 CROSSWORD 8 FORUM 4 1 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS 5 TV GRIDS BexarMet water customers get filtered By Jeremy Pafford Managing Editor BULVERDE Some resi dents of Bulverde Hills sub division expressed dismay and anger Monday night as Bexar Metropolitan Water District officials handed out filters for their customers tap Frustrations voiced during tense handout session Bulverde Hills residents were given a bag that con tained a Culligan SY 2650 water filtration a reducedflow shower head and a reducedflow water spout for the The show er head and spout do not con tain carbon The filters are intended to relieve concerns of residents who found out several weeks ago that their water has con tained levels of tri halomethane that for more than a year have exceeded federal BexarMet has a contract with Canyon Lake Water Sup ply to bring water to Bulverde Hills in southwest ern Comal Tri halomethane is not a result of a contaminant in the water but as a result of the chlori nation process used to clean water that contains organic While BexarMet sup plies the water to Bulverde the water comes from Canyon Lake and is treated by CLWSC before being sold to The maximum legal level of trihalomethane is 80 parts per When CLWSC first notified its customers of the See Page 6 Proponents push for Bible class atNBHS By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Whether students say their prayers or some community members believe the Bible is an integral part of If you dont understand the biblical allu sions in our you miss the New Braunfels resident Luke Speckman said Speckman and residents Barry Williams and Robert Arnold asked the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees to consider adding an elective high school course on the Bible as it relates to literature and The three men also advocated the use of a new The Bible and its See Page 2 COMING SUNDAY A lightning bolt Elliott Electric opens doors in city to help New Braunfels with all its elec trical Bush defends domestic spying program as tool in war on terror By Terence Hunt AP White House Correspondent of acting above the President Bush forcefully defended a domestic spying program Monday as an effective tool in disrupting terror ists and insisted it was not an abuse of Americans civil Bush said it was a shameful act for some one to have leaked details to the Attorney General Alberto Gonza les said it was probably the most classified pro gram that exists in the United States govern ment involving electronic intercepts of telephone calls and emails in the of See Page 3 President George Bush Law Powtr Factory Wuranty FREE RANGE DECORATING Photos by DAVID south of John Fox along with sisters and decorate a freerange Christmas tree on US 281 just Texas 46 Fox Whitney and Rylie adopted a freerange Christmas Family brings own holiday magic by adorning tree near highway By Winter Prosapio Correspondent BULVERDE It all started five years Over the they had just driven right wondering like many where these things had come Now it was time to stop wondering and get It was time for the Foxes to decorate their own freerange Christmas During the the small cedars struggling in the exhaust along the edges of Comal County highways come alive with ornaments and rib While these wild trees clearly dont decorate they do seem to have appeared out of They have become part of the magic of the gifts from strangers to all of those who drive from highway to You never know who does said Laschel standing with her family on the side of 281 in unless you just happen to catch them out According to her Jerry decorating a wild cedar tree is how the whole 11 9 and 5 kick off the Christmas Its our way of showing how much Christmas means to Jerry Every Laschel picks out the and were just her little Soldiers with Santa that This year they were thanks to with a great assortment of red and gold ornaments and ribbons this Their decorations vary every year the year after the 11 the Foxes used See Page 2 Man sentenced to 25 years in drunken driving wreck case By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer A Brownsville man was sen tenced Monday for a drunken driving accident that led to the death of an 18yearold college Anthony was sen tenced to 15 years in prison for intoxicated manslaughter and 10 years for intoxicated He is eligible for parole in In Ruiz pleaded guilty to both charges in exchange for a 15year sentencing He was charged with the death of Anna Maria an 18yearold University of Texas He also was charged with seriously injuring Jesse a passenger in Hernandezs The accident occurred a little after 3 in the southbound lane of Interstate 35 just south of Kohlenberg where officers found two demolished vehicles more than 100 feet apart sur rounded by a large debris Judge Ron Carr sentenced Ruiz after hearing testimony from the victims family and from Ruizs Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip said the case was aid ed by the drivers of two 18wheel He said they were both almost struck by Ruizs car and returned to give information to Waldrip said he hopes Ruizs sentencing will serve as a lesson to other drivers in the Dont allow Anna Maria to be a missed he At least let her set a standard that if you drink and drive and take a life in Comal you will go to I BLUEBONNET Jeep IS TUB UiFFBHEIiCE 18006207258
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