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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 3, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                W W JANUARY H T7T AI H 1 lEitvAJLU Ap Newspaper of the Year SPORTS NEWS Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since BASKETBALL I GARDEN RIDGE 40 14 2 sections CLICK New Braunfels and Canyon boys basketball teams fall victim to fourthquarter Page 6A City officials meet in their new chambers where theyll hear a presentation by the quarry Page 2A rain High Low 48 45 DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 3B Authorities charge 4 in deadly overdose By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Santos Ortiz never pulled a but authorities are holding him responsible for the 2005 death of Michaelee Ortiz was apprehended on Friday by Marshals in Corpus Christi and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly supplying Smithers with a deadly dose of prescription authori ties the allegation is that the drug was a deadly said Dib Comal County Criminal Dis trict Waldrip said a 19yearold New Braunfels overdosed on fen tanyl in March According to the Drug Enforcement fentanyl is a painkiller fre quently prescribed to cancer It is estimated to be 80 times stronger than mor Travis Adam Castilleja and Manuel Vasquez also were arrested in connec tion to the Vasquez and Dedek were charged with delivery and possession of a controlled Castille ja was charged with posses All four men were taken to Comal County Jail and have posted Waldrip said that Smithers and the four suspects were See Page 8A An honored life NBISD trustees set to prepare contract By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter New Braunfels Indepen dent School District trustees will begin preparing a con tract today for the districts new Board President Bill Big gadike said Tuesday the board will meet in executive session tonight for a meeting that marks the beginning of the negotiation All were going to do is sit down with the he They will provide us some guidelines and well consider the options among On trustees chose Mike Smith as the final can didate to replace Superin tendent Ron who is retiring in Smith is the super intendent of Forney a growing school dis trict located near Mike Smith was chosen from among 51 applicants and seven final His start date has not yet been See Page 8A Newscom President George Bush makes remarks during the state funeral held for former President Gerald Ford at Washington National Cathedral in Washington Ford passed away on 26 at the age of Nation remembers Ford as a man of the people Resolutions A new year brings a chance to start fresh when it comes to organizing your GRAND AP The nation remembered Gerald Ford on Tuesday for what he didnt have pre a scheming a great golf game as much as for the smalltown authen ticity he brought to the presi In an elaborate national funeral service in Washington and then more simply at his final homecoming in Grand the 38th president was celebrated for treating poli tics as a calling rather than blood The last act of Fords state funeral was playing out at his presiden tial openthrough out the night and this morning for the public to pay final Thousands waited in line Tuesday night to file past Fords Scouts came forward three by three and saluted by his casket to open 18 hours of vis Gerald Ford before a final church service and Fords hillside bur ial Wednesday The marching band from the University of the school where he played greeted the White House jet carrying his members of his family and others in the funeral The service in Washington unfolded in the spirit of one of its musical fare for the Common Man as powerful people celebrated See Page 8A Appointed vice presi dent by Richard Nixon to replace Spiro who resigned in a bribery scandal stem ming from his days as Maryland goivernp Following Nixons res Ford assumed the presidency for 2 P A month after taking Ford pardoned Nixon for any Watergate crimes he might have Zoning board OKs schools expansion By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter Its no surprise that with the rapid growth in New Comal Indepen dent School District is burst ing at the seams and needs land to build more Members of the citys Plan ning and Zoning Commis sion agreed during their meeting Tuesday that the district needed the and approved two items on the agenda to help the district expand to keep up with the growing Planning and zoning com missioners approved a mas ter plan of Timmerman property that will allow CISD See Page 8A More than a dozen officials sworn into office DAVID Comal County Clerk Joy Streater is sworn in by County Judge Danny Scheel as pastor Rick Bartlett holds a Bible during the swearingin ceremony for Comal Countys elected officials onTuesday morning at the Comal County Courthouse By Mauri Elbe StaffWriter Fourteen Comal County officials kicked off the new year by pledging to dutifully serve the citizens of Comal The 2007 swearingin cere mony took place in the dis trict courtrooms at 10 Tuesday although all city and county offices were closed in observance of a national day of mourning honoring former President Gerald The swearingin ceremony takes place every two years following November I just want to say what a pleasure it is to work for the citizens of Comal said Danny who is entering his third term as Comal County We live in the greatest county in the state of Following an invocation giv en by the Rick Bartlett of New Braunfels Christian Church and a moment of silence in honor of See Page 8A The following individuals were sworn in to office on Tuesday Jack 207th judi cial district judge Gary 274th judicial district judge Dibrell Dib dis Panny judge county Randy county court Kathy district clerk Joy county clerk Susan county treasurer P Jay county missioner 2 Jan county com missioner 4 William justice of the peace l Susan justice of the peace Pet 2 0 Piana justice Of the peace 1 Jennifer justice of the peace 4 JLojdies9 go on Nights Downstairs in the Prince Solms 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