Saturday, December 31, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A December 2005 EMERGENCY CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Other counties also ban firworks by a fine of up to Waldrip said Comal Coun ty Sheriffs Department deputies and the county Fire Marshal Lin Manford will be passing the word along to local firework who stand to lose a lot of money during the Several Texas including Hays to the also have banned the use of fireworks and In Comal this ruling does not affect blasting in rock Rick Perry declared a state of disaster for all Texas counties earlier this following several large fires near the Oklahoma Although many of the recent wildfires have occurred on Man ford said the Hill Country is far from Comal Countys juniper tree population cre ates a specific threat for fire as fire can spread to the branches of the dry he Its called a crowning Manford Fire can race across the trees while also burning on the ground Mike a fire behavior analyst with the Texas Forest said sev eral factors have contributed to high fire alert this week Vegetation is and the weather is predicted to be dry and More peo ple are usually home on the which means more opportunities for care less use of outdoor This weekend is also a holiday that centers around firework Any one of these factors heightens the increased risk of Dunivan Having all four come together at one time creates a potential nightmare situa tion for wildland While Perrys disaster dec laration allowed additional firefighting resources to be mobilized to the offi cials say maximum public cooperation is necessary to avoid a repeat of fire losses such as those that occurred Tuesday in the West Texas town of Cross where two people were killed and more than 90 homes were four people have been killed in Texas wildfires in recent According to the Texas For est careless brush burning has caused the majority of recent but many others have been caused by the use of welding and grinding equipment near dry grass and careless use of fireworks and improper disposal of smok ing Fire officials think the Christmas Eve fire in New Braunfels was started by dry vegetation touching an elec tric Manford said many farm ers and ranchers use an effective method to slow the spread of They dig a ditch around the perimeter of their properties to stop fire from coming onto their fighting fires with a garden hose is not always a good Manford said res idents should be very care ful when protecting their homes without professional Human safety is the num ber one he You can replace posses but you cant replace human BE SAFE Tips to prevent wildfires from damaging your Keep a buffer or defensi ble around your home of at least 30 This defensible space is created by clearing flam mable materials away from your home and Defensi ble space not only helps protect your home in the critical min utes it takes a fire to but it also gives firefighters an area to work During a largescale firefighters must focus on homes they can safely Landscape around your home with fire resistant material and A green lawn or rock gar den is a good fuel brick or masonry free of are good fire barri Ask a representative from a home and garden center about which varieties of plants possess fire resistant traits that can be used in your homes landscap Some examples of fire resist ant ground covers are lilyofthe bugleweed and Japanese within the 30 foot defensi ble space should have all branch es removed up to a height of about 7 Keep trees and space them so their crowns are at least 10 or more feet Keep your grass wellwatered and cut especially during times of high fire Store items that could easily catch fire at least 30 feet away from any These items include stacks of brush piles and other flammable materi al Keep your rain gutters and yard clear of pine leaves and other yard A single spark in dried materials such as these can start a serious Make sure your home is accessible to emergency vehi Your address should be eas ily identifiable from the Dri veways should be wide enough for fire vehicles and clear of overhanging branches that also could impede Recycle your yard waste through mulching and compost Keep firefighting equipment such as fire extinguishers Have a family emergency plan and practice Report fire immediately by calling Source Midland County Emergency Management Strayhorn to reveal her political plans AUSTIN Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn plans to make it offi cial Monday that shes running for but whether shell be a candidate in the 2006 GOP primary is the lingering Carole Keeton Strayhorn is a candidate for She is a She will file for the office of governor on Mon her spokesman Mark Sanders said But when asked whether calls herself one tough grandma will make a run for governor as an independent instead of as a Sanders declined to Republican Rick Perrys MARQUEE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Downtown showing signs of progress party room and drive through For Granziris the walk up window also will be Restaurant owner Miles Granzin said he hoped to start work on the new build ing in January and have it finished before summer tourists flock to Its exciting to see all the new things going on up and down the he Im looking forward to see ing how everything pro Main Street Manager Jan Soechting said all three proj ects would pump significant energy into the entire Were looking for really great I just know 2006 is going to be a fantas tic year for New she campaign was more If Carole Strayhorn leaves the GOP it will represent the latest desperate act of a politi cian who has no core convic tions or guiding Political opportunism will have motivated Carole Strayhorn to abandon two parties and two sets of principles all in the name of furthering her own political spokesman Robert Black said in a prepared Both Strayhorn and Perry are former Lately Penys campaign has been trying to portray the gov ernor as a true Republican who has the support of the partys base and Strayhorn as a pseu doRepublican supported by Democrats and trial Perrys campaign also has reported hearing several times that Strayhorn is considering a run as an The Republican primary is If a candidate succeeds in getting on the Texas ballot as an he or she would have no primary and would be up for election in the November general elected the states first woman comptroller in announced last summer that she would challenge Perry for That came about the same time that Kay Bailey Hutchison decided she wouldnt run in the GOP gubernatorial DAVID The marquee at the BrauntexTheatre is just one of the signs that Downtown New Braunfels is coming MATTERS OF PUBLIC RECORD ARRESTS The following individuals were arrested by Comal County law enforcement agencies between 29 and Steve Joseph Canyon violation of promise to sion of less than 28 grams of a controlled penalty group 3 violation of promise to of property between and HOWTO CONTACT US HeraldZeitung 707 Landa New TX 78130 830 fax 6251224 Published on Sunday 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intoxica Uvaldo Faustino Collazo New public Morgan Wayne violation of promise to of less than 28 grams of a con trolled penalty group Andreas Peter San theft of service between and David Wayne New theft of prop erty between and Rose Marie New failure to of Brian Don possession of between 2 and 4 ounces of Christopher Jay possession of between 2 and 4 ounces of San speeding V failure to Stephen Lee Canyon public intoxica Jessie Lin violation of prom ise to of more than 2 ounces of mari Luis Abraham New motion to proceed with causing bodily injury family John Kelly motion to revoke driving while intoxicated motion to revoke driving while license invalid theft by check between and no drivers license no liability insurance failure to drivers license failure to liability TEXAS LOTTERY SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot million 1314263035BBS WEDNESDAY LOTTO Jackpot million 4594243 BB 1 MEGA MILLIONS 1420254044 MB 37 Megaplier 2 PICK 3 Night 682 TEXAS 16212630 BB 21 CASH FIVE 3462736 New Years Eve Dance 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