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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                THE SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2007 HERALDZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS DIAMOND Area softball Page 1B LIFE TRUE COLORS A local woman is honored for her efforts to support her community and husbands Air Force Page 1C Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 91 34 5 sections CLICK i j Sunny High Low 74 41 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 5C CROSSWORD 8C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 1B TV GRIDS 2 3E Dozens turn out to garner recall support Group seeks signatures to oust councilman By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Dozens of people hit the New Braunfels streets Saturday morning on a mission to unseat District 6 Councilman Ken About 50 people met at 9 in the Wal Mart parking lot and dispersed in groups to dif ferent parts of Valentines where they knocked on doors and asked residents to sign a petition to recall the Drive organizer and District 6 resident Kevin Webb said the petition to recall Valentine is about more than cooler There is a real disconnect between Ken Valentine and the rest of the residents in his Webb a former member of the River Activ ities started organizing a recall petition after the council voted on 12 to ban open containers and limit cooler sizes on the Guadalupe and Comal Recall supporters claim that Valentine is unfit for office based on malfeasance and The petition document states that the councilman is unfit for office because he represents only a minority of his con stituents and because he pushes divisive issues that promote controversy instead of coopera In response to the recall Valentine has denied such claims and has hired an See Page 8A Steven Robert Bryan Murphy and Carrie Columbus take to the streets of District 6 Saturday morning along with others to attempt t9 get enough signa tures on a peti tion for the recall of City Councilman Ken DAVID HeraldZeitung A grand partnership Siblings to share prize money from winning steer By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Trevor Broyles sacrificed a grand champion win during this years Comal County Junior Livestock Show but he still made off with half of the prize It feels pretty said 18yearold who let his younger sister show his prize winning Skye said she was having trouble handling the steer shed raised for the So Trevor let her show his Chianina which was named grand champion on The steer was purchased by Urban Con crete for during Satur days It really hasnt hit me said who was allowed to keep the grand champion belt a senior at Smithson Valley High said he spotted Diesel as a winner from the I just saw that his walk was he already had good muscle tone and was pretty filled he an eighthgrader at Spring Branch Middle said she and her brother were drawn to raising steers City awarded honor for its river cleanup Photos by DAVID Skye and her brother pose with their Grand Champion which fetched Saturday afternoon at the 39th annual Comal County Junior Livestock Auctioneer and owner of Rush Enterprises Marvin Rush ups the bid on a which also happened to be named to during the auction at the Comal County Junior Livestock Show on Saturday Throughout the area students showed off months of hard work and skill in raising hogs and Staff Writer New Braunfels received national attention Thursday for the cleanup efforts on its A national award was handed out Thursday for The Friends for Rivers Annual CleanUp drive last September at the Texas Recreation and Parks Society annual meeting in South Padre Island this past Nathan Parks and Recreation River Activities accepted the Organization Citation on behalf of the annual river cleanup event from a representative of the National Recreation and Parks We bring in as many volunteers as we can to See Page 12A I Visit heraldzeitung fpr a complete of winners at the Comal County Junior Livestock because their family has been in the cattle business for Both siblings start ed raising project steers in third My parents and grandpar ents are all cattle See Page 8A Turtles scurrying to seek new home Construction has them on the move Texas governorship but Perry presses big plans AUSTIN actions are his but Texas Rick Perry might be running into barricades set up by the Texas Two of his executive orders are under assault A judge blocked his order fasttrack ing the permitting process for coalfired pow er and a legislative committee voted to override his rnandate that girls be vaccinat ed against a virus that causes cervical To top it Perry is finding little support among fellow Republicans for his idea to sell the Texas lottery for at least It all underscores the fact that the Texas governor is a constitutionally weak position trumped by the force of the Legislature and strictly limited to holding only a few specific Some wonder whether Per ry is trying to grab too much but he insists hes within his I never think I overstep my he said Thursday in Dallas after he was asked about whether his cervical cancer vaccine order went too Lawmakers say the Legislature should decide such an important Jane See Page 9A By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter Turtles heading for wetter ground along East Common Street are endangering not only but the wildlifefriendly motorists who try to res cue Numerous turtles were spotted early this past week attempting to cross the road to go from the old Sundance golf course to a pond at Cotton City Engineer Mike Short said Friday the city drivers was concerned about the Common Street safety of motorists who about turtles cross were stopping to help the i ng the The city has little control over the We are concerned about people getting out of their See Page 12A CAUJION TWTIES DAVID HeraldZeitung Someone made signs warning Swan Sonier or Jerry Sonler   

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