Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 13, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas IW V MARCH HERALD Newspaper of the Year mm SPORTS NEWS I Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since BASKETBALL AERIAL VIEW 104 14 1 section CLICK j Five Texas universities make it to the mens NCAA Page 6 A glimpse from above of water overflowing from Alligator Creek after heavy Page 2 www a 56825II00001I 70 chance of storms High Low 73 61 Details DEAR ABBY CLASSIFIEDS COMICS CROSSWORD FORUM OBITUARIES SPORTS TV GRIDS Two drown in flash flooding Family members of a Canyon Lake resident console eacn other Monday morning after the womans car was caught in flash flooding at Rebecca Creek on Sunday swept away while driving in Comal Seguin By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter CANYON LAKE Two women were found dead Monday morning after their cars were swept away by rising flood The body of 52yearold Gloria Shirk was found by relatives at after flood waters swept the Canyon Lake residents car into the west branch of Rebecca Creek on Sunday Comal County Sheriffs Jimmy Limmer said Shirk and a 60yearold Louis were headed east on FarmtoMarket 306 about Sunday when her Chrysler Sebring got caught in high Frey climbed onto the hood of the car to call but they were washed away before help The dispatcher said she could hear rushing water in the back and then the phone went Limmer Firefighters rescued Frey from a tree just off the but they couldnt find Spring Branch Chief Steven Stanphill said firefighters searched up and down the creek for a few they received several other highwater rescue calls that and decided to resume Photos by MIRANDA Family members of Gloria stand near FarmtoMarket 306 at Rebecca Creek look ing aorqssthefield was carried with floodwaters through a fence and 100 yardsTrom the road Sunday Relatives found her body along the creek early Monday NBISD wfll be in session on Good Friday By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Good Friday will remain a school day for New Braunfels Independent School District students this NBISD trustees agreed not to make changes to the dis tricts calendar during a regu lar meeting The dis trict originally had scheduled Good April as a school holiday and a make up day in case of bad the trustees and administrators didnt antici pate that January ice storms would turn April 6 into a regular school NBISD Superintendent Mike Smith said stu dents and district employees who would like to take the day off for religious purposes may do Our policy allows students an excused absence for religious holidays with a note from a he I dont see any need to change the calendar if we allow students to use that On March Father James Wasser of Holy Family Catholic Church presented the trustees See Page 2 Mike Smith Travis the oldest son of flash flood victim Gloria is overcome with emotion Monday as he kneels on the ground near a fence that was knocked down by rushing the search in the We were in the and it was as high as six feet in some areas off See Page 5 Caution urged in heavy rains By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter The National Weather Ser vice in New Braunfels said Monday that the heavy downpours and severe thunderstorms seen Sunday evening could be back today or We could see a repeat of but weather models are having difficulty with said Constantine meteorologist at the National Weather But it looks like if the weather is going to be it will be Tuesday or Tuesday Pashos said the Hill Coun try is prone to flash A lot of low Hill Country and areas along the Hill Country are the most flash floodprone areas in the If its not at its in the top two or he Conditions and lack of a lot of rock with some grass and vegetation leads to it easily coming in tops for flash New Braunfels Fire Chief John Herber said residents in the area can tell the differ ence between steady rain and downpours at danger ous People who live here know when theres a poten tial for he Herber said if its raining drivers should slow down and watch for water on the Be hypervigilant and avoid anywhere you see water coming over the It may not be as shallow as it he Err on the side of not going through If water is running across the its not a good idea to go through Herber Once youve gotten in and realize you have a prob its too late to get Racing firefighter appears on reality TV By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Jason Wallace is finally get ting recognized for driving like a a New Braunfels fire makes his smallscreen debut tonight on the Spike TVs a reality show cen tered around rally The whole concept of the show revolves around a car ral ly thats held every year called said a Uni versal City Its a show on it just happens to also be a reality During the 12 teams of two compete for a prize using their own vehicles on public Wallace and his best San Antonio res ident Jake took to the streets in Wallaces 2004 Texas Ranch Edition Ford I think they really bit on the whole Texasboywithatruck he said of the shows adding that the truck came from New Braun fels Bluebonnet who did all the driv ing during the said he found the application submitted an audition video and was invited to Hollywood for an I had to jump through a lot of application hoops at the last he It was nerve but when I got there and did the interview I felt See REALITY Page 5 Council appoints new city attorney All items on Mondays agenda OKd unanimously By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter Nine months after the departure of the last city New Braunfels City Council unanimously appointed his Alan who has a law practice in was offered the post following a series of interviews conducted by city leaders in late His starting date has not been The threehour council meeting was short er than most recent sessions and saw the council the absence of Dis trict Council 4 Councilman Pat Wiggins approve all items on its including ordering the May 12 recall election for Dis trict 6 Councilman Ken Me recused himself from that After the recall petition was validated by City Secretary Michael the City Charter and the election laws of Texas require the city council to call a special The special election will cost the city approximately See Page 2 New Braun fels firefight er Jason and fellow racer Jake Keeton pose with the 2004 Texas Ranch Edition Ford F150 they race on the Spike TV reality show The show premieres Photo submitted Have your subscription paid directly from your credit checking or savings account CALL 8306259144 HERALDZEITUNG OR COME BY 707 LANDA Af Newspaper of the Year