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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 21, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas W If MARCH HERALD Newspaper of the Year SPORTS BASEBALL Smithson Valley beats Reagan to gain 265A lead NB falls at Page 6A NEWS CANYON LAKE Local man publishes book chronicling his accounts of historical events of the 50s and Page 5A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 111 18 2 sections CLICK www Chance of drizzle High Low 77 64 Details 2B DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS SI COMICS 3B CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 6A TV GRIDS 4B Trooper No excuse for passing school bus By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Canyon Lake resident Roy Mack Miller held his head in his hand Tuesday while prosecutors showed pictures of the collision he was involved in that killed a 12yearold stands charged with manslaughter in the death of Ryan The Smithson Valley Mid dle School student was struck by Millers Mazda truck on as the boy was getting off of a school bus on FarmtoMarket Trial continues for man accused in boys death Texas Department of Public Safe ty Trooper Rick Alvarez testified that Miller claimed to be looking for a fallen cigarette when he swerved onto the right shoulder and passed a line of stopped cars and the Alvarez said he did not believe there was an excuse for ignoring a school buss flashing You are not going to convince me that a cigarette is more important than flashing red lights on a school Alvarez told Millers Jamie dur ing Balagia said there was no proof Miller intentionally passed the stopped cars and the He said Miller was trying to prevent a fire by catching the cigarette before it burned the contents of his Roy Mack Miller Padillas relatives wiped tears from their eyes as Comal County Assis tant District Attorney Geoff Barr showed photos of Millers dented pickup and of paramedics working to revive the lifeless Alvarez said there were no signs of breaking or skid marks on the roadway until after the spot where Padilla was Alvarez said Miller appeared dis an observation that the trooper mentioned to Padillas fam ily and to the news media shortly after the 2005 I believe he was realitystricken when he realized what Alvarez My opinion is that he realized hed just done a great The Comal Independent School District director of transportation also testified as did the vic tims sister and another child who was on the Witnesses for the prosecution and defense will testify today when the trial resumes at 9 at the Comal County Another run at it Its killing me because theyre my mends and I want to tell But I also want them to watch and see how well I Jason Wallace New Braunfels firefighter whois competing on the SpikeTV reality show Bullrun I New Braunfels firefighter Jason Wallace was ranked in second place at the end of Tuesdays airing of a reality show that sends teams on a race down public I The show airs Tuesdays at 9 and 10 on Dale Forrest Farnsworth Photos by MIRANDA A group at New Braunfels Fire Station 2 get a good laugh at a comment firefighter Jason makes during the airing of the second episode of Bullrun on Watching the show from the station are firefighters Jason Rudolph George Robert Larry Evans and Evans wife Sheila and Allen and Local firefighter falls to second place in road race By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Jason Wallace is still in the race at least for another a New Braunfels fire is a contestant on Spike TVs racing reality show Bull With navigator and best friend Jake Keeton of San Anto Wallace takes his 2004 Texas Ranch edition Ford F150 on a marathon down West Coast roadways during the onehour Its all about performance and has nothing to do with a Universal City resident said Its just about who is the known as team started out in first place and fell to second during the second week of the competi Although he and Keeton finished the race they fell 90 seconds behind team who took a detour to get bonus See Page 10A New Braunfels firefighter Jason sends a text mes sage to a friend during a commer cial break in the mid dle of the second episode of Bullrun on Spike on which he is a con Council waits on decision to sign off on ordinance By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer No action was taken Monday night when the New Braunfels Planning and Zoning Commission met with the city council to give city staff direction concerning an amendment to the city code to add build ing design standards and amend the sign Mayor Pro Tern Sonia MunozGill said Tuesday the council didnt vote on a resolu Were still working on a vision for she The council and the planning commis sion agreed on 16 to meet in a joint session to discuss and consider building design Dan the citys development code on 20 conducted a visual preference survey by the commission of landscape and entry fea tures to determine which look fit New Braunfels surroundings most The results of the survey were presented to the commission in Architectural and design standards could include regulations on building articulation and Alleged shooter arrested when police find drugs By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer A Canyon Lake man serving time for drug pos session was charged Monday with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly Investigators believe Dale Forrest Farnsworth was responsible for a March 3 driveby shooting in Canyon said Comal County sheriffs Detec tive Wayne He said Farnsworth allegedly shot at three people on Sir Galahad in but no one was it was a beef between the individual and another he adding that none of the victims was the intended For them it was a case of mistaken Dennis Koepp said Farnsworth was not charged in the shooting until Monday because investigators had been unable to locate the semi automatic handgun used in the Wayne Lehman went to Farnsworths house to look for the They didnt find the gun but they found Koepp said of the March 13 See Page 8A House approves deadly force bill AUSTIN AP would have a stronger legal right to defend themselves with deadly force against intruders under legislation the state House overwhelmingly approved Tuesday and sent to Rick The pushed by Republican lawmakers and backed by the National Rifle states that a person has no duty to retreat from an intruder in his or her workplace or vehicle before using deadly In some existing law imposes an obliga tion to Our bill never says you cant It basical ly says you iiave no duty to said Joe a Garland who spon sored the bill in the Your first reaction needs to be to protect yourself and your The building or vehicle must be occupied at the time for the deadly force provision to the person using force cannot provoke the attack er or be involved in criminal activity at the With no the House gave final approval with a 13313 The bill has been dubbed the Castle Doc from the idea that a mans home is his castle and he has the right to defend Fifteen See Page 10A go on Downstairs in the Prince Solms Inn 295 San Antonio 8307085411
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