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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 4, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas                                THE SUNDAY MARCH 2007 Newspaper of the Year HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS BASEBALL Canyon wins Cougar Classic New Braunfels captures Boerne Page IB NEWS ELECTIONS New Bulverde and Garden Ridge prepare for May Page 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 97 38 5 sections CLICK I I 8 8 Sunny High Low 67 31 DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS 1D COMICS 5C CROSSWORD 5C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 23E La Nina could bring dry spring Wet weather not expected for local forecaster says By Jessica StaffWriter Forecasts dont show a speck of rain for New Braunfels or Comal County any time Its going to stay pretty dry for the next few said Joe fore caster with the National Weather Ser vice office in New Baskin said February was the fifth driest ever recorded for the San Anto nio tied with February New Braunfels received inches of precipitation this past See LA Page 13A Weather pattern doesnt bode well LUBBOCK AP Southwest Texas rancher Richard Traylor sees green when he looks out across his If only he was eyeing a good stand of forage for his Its all Its very short but at least its said whose land is already being scorched by 80degree After that burns and unless we have substantial going to have to get rid of whatever cows we have Texas is coming off backtoback drought Texas agriculture had its worst single year ever in 2006 with billion in crop and livestock And parts of the state are still Much of the has gotten ample moisture in recent months and is much improved from a year That might not Earlier this national weather officials announced that the El Nino weather pattern that brought rain to the state since October has and that the trend is toward La Nina That could mean a dry April through June inTexaSi It doesnt bode well for said Victor a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort should be grateful for one of the wettest Januarys on record and the coolest since inches of precipitation fell in Janu Thats inches more than the same month last year and more than double the Thats sure to be offset by an unusual ly dry which after final num bers are tallied figures to be among the driest on See Page 14A MIRANDA Canyon Cougar basketball player Ryan Flowers hugs the game ball seconds after the final call was made and the Canyon Cougars placed second to Pflugerville Connally in the Region IV 4A boys basketball tourna final score in the Saturday game at Marys University was Canyon upset Talking about Texas by Pflugerville Cougars lose region final 5957 By Kevin Washburn StaffWriter SAN ANTONIO There were plenty of teary eyes and sullen faces as the Canyon faithful sat in the stands after Saturdays Class 4ARegion IV boys basketball final at Marys Universitys Greehey But while the crowd hung around the gym waiting for the Cougars to emerge from the locker smiles also could be Those faces were not happy to see Canyon eliminated 5957 by Pflugerville Connally but rather were relishing what their team had accom Theyre a really good said Tim father of a senior They played well It was a tough bat tie all the way to the but they never gave You cant question the heart of The Cougars fought to the bitter end and played neck andneck with the 3 team in Class as Canyon was in search of its firstever trip to the state It was only the second time that Canyon has advanced to the regional and gen erations had passed since the Cougars made it as a Class A team in The Cougars had dealt with disappointments in the recent Despite being district they had been knocked out of the area See Page 12A Photos by DAVID Texas John Cornyn shakes the hand of Rene Knoll while talking with Sharon and Gaynell Eppler during his brief visit to the Faust Hotel on Saturday Local woman gets part in Prison Break episode Senator speaks to Republican women By Suzanne StaffWriter Texas Republican John Cornyn was greeted Saturday by an enthusiastic New Braunfels crowd of nearly 100 sup Cornyn was hosted by the Texas Fed eration of Republican Womens Club at the Faust Were always very interested in peo ple who address conservative Lynn treasurer of the groups political action Were very excited about him coming to New Braunfels and are honored by the Among local elected officials who turned out for the event were New Braunfels Mayor Bruce Comal County Sheriff Bob County Commissioner Jay Milliken and Comal County Judge Danny Ruth vice president of the said Cornyn is mindful of his con Cornyn has been strong for she He has answered his mail and emails that I have sent to him and I want to thank him for hes a man of the Cornyn said Republican women are key in a campaigns I have found out that the people who knock on doors and lick the stamps are Republican he I want to express my appreciation for the work theyve done and tell them whats at stake in Cornyn took to the podium after Dis trict 73 State Nathan Macias intro duced him as a man of principle and See Page 13A Texas Senator John Cornyn speaks to a group of about 100 on Saturday at a gathering hosted by theTexas sration of Republican Womens By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Amanda Rivas was look ing for more than a televi sion credit when she audi tioned for the Fox show Prison New Braunfels resident admitted that she was hoping to meet the dra mas leading Went worth when she was cast in a small That was why I had to try she said with a I had to meet I knew I could steal his heart and hed fall madly in love with Rivas will appear on Mon days episode of Prison which stars Miller and Dominic The series follows two fugitives trying to uncover a govern ment conspiracy without ending up back behind During its second the primetime show was filmed on location in the Worth a 2001 Canyon High School said she learned through her acting agency that the show was casting Amanda Rivas many regional I got the call to audition and had to be up there that afternoon and 1 got the call back that same she They made us read the lines in different then they sent the tapes to where the producers made See Page 12A Estate Needs jjVto M 0 j T i e s Susan Sonier or Jerry Sonier   

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