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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 6, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas W W MARCH HERALD ZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SEASONS A final look at the Canyon boys basketball teams Page 7 FORUM DEATH RAP Lawmakers pass first reading of Jessicas Law authorizing death penalty for repeat Page 4 Serving New Braunfels and Coma I County since 98 I 14 1 sections K i 5Oo I WWW I a Mostly sunny High Low 73 45 Details DEAR ABBY 10 CLASSIFIEDS 11 COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS 9 9 4 3 7 10 28 others pay to clear warrants Local agencies participate in state roundup By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Dozens of Comal County residents got right with the law whether by paying a fine or going to About 150 Texas law enforcement agencies par ticipated in the Great Texas Warrant Roundup this seeking warrants for everything from traffic tickets to New Braunfels Municipal Court Warrant Officer Lar ry Hildebrand said 56 war rants were cleared between Friday and a num ber slightly than average for the citys annual warrant Twentyfive war rants were cleared on Sat the day of the See Page 3 VP promises Army hospital being addressed Federal lawmakers demand answers about poor care for Vets at Walter Reed By Anne Flaherty Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Flayed by lawmakers Army leaders said Monday they accept responsibility for substandard conditions at the services flagship Walter Reed Army Medical Center but also said they hadnt known about most of the Democrats and Republicans alike suggested the failings go far beyond the one hospital for wounded soldiers in Washing and they demanded Military leaders and Vice President Dick Cheney promised theyd get We cant fail one of these soldiers or their not And we said George who was in charge of Walter Reed from August 2006 until he was fired last He We did not fully recognize the frustrating bureaucratic and administrative processes some of these soldiers go We should and in this I Weightmans comments were echoed by other top Army officials at an emotional House hearing held at the hospital itself See Page 5 Barn fire under investigation We cant fail one of these soldiers or their not And we George Weightman Former head of Walter Reed Army Medical Center Schertz and Bracken Fire Firefighters work Monday evening to secure the remains of a twostory barn after battling a blaze that burned out the structure off of Crest Oak Drive in Schertz Monday barn was located at the rear of a Smoke from the early evening fire was visible from north of New Schertz Fire Chief Erloy Friesenhahn said the fire is under MIRANDA LAIIME HeraldZeitung We came up with 94 Down before we had a meaning for I guess not every bands name needs a great Sam cofounder of New Braunfels rock band 94 Down Cause of Bulverde fire still unknown KIDS ROCK New Braunfels teens play first gigs before they can drive to them MIRANDA Top right Members of the New Braunfels alternative rock band 94 Down all are students at Canyon and New Braunfels high and middle Pictured from left are Sam Jason Travis Aaron and front Jonathon The band win play at the Watering Hole Saloon in New Braunfels on March By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer 94 Down was the Aaron Smith and Sam Fur man said they have gone through a number of names since they stared their rock group last But 94 Down was the one that liq uid said ticking off the bands former We came up with 94 Down before we had a meaning for I guess not every bands name needs a great The 15yearolds said 94 Down is their permanent name at least for The fivemember band not only has buttons and T shirts for 94 but they also have played under that name at wellknown venues such as The White Rabbit in San Austins Red Eyed Fly and New Braunfels club The Watering Hole See Page 3 By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a brush pile to catch fire Friday We were not able to identi fy any ignition that we could locate at the Comal County Assistant Fire Marshal Wayne Ellington Its def initely a suspicious Bulverde Fire Chief Charlie Ivy said firefighters were called to the intersection of West Ammann and Kelly Creek roads at about Fri day to find a large pile of cedars in There was no way we were going to be able to put it We just let it burn to the ground and concentrated on protecting the surrounding he The fire was out by about 11 but we kept guys there for 24 hours to make sure it didnt start back Ellington said the brush pile was owned by a Bulverde res ident who hoped to chip the trees and sell them as Ellington estimated that the pile was more than 200 feet 35 feet wide and about three stories He had a tree shredder en route at the time the fire start Ellington From what I hed been dealing trees for about a year and saving them up to mulch and Ellington said about half of See Page 6 Bill passed allowing clerks to disclose SS numbers AUSTIN AP The state House approved a measure Monday that would allow county and district clerks to release Social Security num bers under the Texas Public Information despite an opinion to the contrary last month from the Texas attor ney The bill by Jim an Eastland would change existing law to declare that a Social Security number is not It states that county or dis trict clerks can disclose those numbers contained in infor mation held by their offices without being subjected to civil or criminal The measure also would require the public official to redact all but the last four digits of a per sons Social Security number if that person requests Many local officials had interpreted the current which was designed to prevent identity as a suggestion See Page 6 Remember PAY Have your subscription paid directly from your credit checking or savings account CALL 8306259144 HERALDZEITUNG OR COME BY 707 LANDA Newspaper of the Year
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