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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas FEBRUARY ZEITUNG SPORTS BASKETBALL COOLER RULES Canyon easily knock off Boerne to advance to the Class 4A regional Page 8A A councilman in favor of smaller coolers on the rivers has put the ordinance back on the Page 7 A WWW i Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 90 20 2 sections Windy High Low 78 43 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 38 CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS 3B Texas AG opinion shut Comal record books Officials will have to delete SSNs from documents By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Yellow caution tape and sheriffs deputies blocked the Comal County Clerks record books from public view on Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued an opinion Wednesday forbidding county clerks from releasing any documents that contain the Social Security number of a living we have to take every step that we can to keep the public from seeing any record that may have a Social Security number in County Clerk Joy Streater It would be criminally negligent on my part if that hap People will not be able to search computer ized records or look through the record books at Streaters office at least for Streater said she hopes the opinion is retracted If you ask for a we have to look it up and read through the whole thing to make sure there are no Social Security she if there are any we have to make a copy and black the number out Streater said her office deals with about 200 information requests each day and does not See Page 10A County records sit behind crime scene tape in the Comal County Courthouse Annex on Friday afterTexas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued an opinion requiring the county clerk to shut down all records that might contain a Social Security num ber and wont allow the public to access DAVID HeraldZeitung Piece of cake bakers tempt judges taste buds at yearly youth fair By Beth Bond Copy Editor Even the highest bidders at Friday nights youth homemaking fair cant have it Cakes and pies baked by students and rated the best of the 2007 Comal County Youth Homemaking and Art Fair were auctioned off for prices as high as And no one seemed to mind the missing slices cut out for judges to sample earlier in the Its more likely by the time you get home there will be another piece Tracy a participants said as he eyed a long table filled with threecornered sheet cakes on sale before the Patty who tasted about 65 cakes during the morning said the competition at the Comal County Fairgrounds is Valentine questions validity of petition Seeks consideration by city council By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Ken Valentine is fighting back against some local res idents attempts to recall him from his New Braunfels District 6 City Council Late Valentines request City Manager Michael Morrison posted an addendum to the which could require the council to decide whether the charges on the recall peti tion are to Mondays city council A petitioner could peti tion the city and gather signatures claiming Valentine said Council doesnt need to be pres ent for a public Kevin a former member of the River Activi ties Committee who was appointed by Valentine and resigned in November over See Page 7A Ken Valentine No one hurt in fire at Bulverde home Photos by DAVID Judge Merle rates the sweet quick bread that she and fellow judges Nettie Margie Hitzfelder and Lorine Damerau just sampled at the Comal County Youth Homemaking and Art Fair on Friday All of the ladies have See Page 3A been judging contest entries since the first show 29 years By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer A Bulverde their cat and their Corvette escaped harm during a Fri day morning house Bulverde Fire Chief Charlie Ivy said firefighters arrived at a home in the 2500 block of Hi Line Drive about to find a flames coming from the roof of a twostory The flames were shooting through the roof in the kitchen area and then spread to the upstairs Ivy More than 20 firefighters Cafe owner hangs up apron after sk months By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer The 306 Cafe in Canyon Lake closed its doors on Friday to the surprise of the manager and Owner David Harwood said it was an unfortunate but the business wasnt working I loved it but I had to let it he Harwoods sister and restaurant Cathy said she was taken by surprise by her broth ers In sometimes things happen we dont she Im not sure what hap Adams said her brother gave her the night off on On Fri Harwood came in after the lunch crowd left and hung a closed sign on the she He didnt give me a she Waitress Lauren Cleveland found out by telephone from another employee that her job no longer I found out today that everyone was she We all needed that Harwood said employees See Page 10A from Spring Bracken and Holly wood Park battled the blaze for about four he The roof collapsed on four Bulverde but Ivy said they were not The homeowners were in the kitchen when the fire but both got out Ivy said that the cou ples cat also was rescued from the There was a Corvette in the and they were able to get that Ivy It was close though the car wouldnt start right See Page 10A The 306 located at 12815 FM 306 in Canyon closed its doors after serv ing lunch on Friday DAVID HeraldZeitung AN AMERICAN REVHUTION Ikl SUM VIS DAY SAl I I I I S 1 1 i who beat any price 725 SOUTH WALNUT NEW BRAUNFELS Certified USED VEHICLES man GMAC financing WAC
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