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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas W W MARCH fTF HERALDZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year SPORTS SOCCER NB Canyon girls suffer shutout playoff losses ending their Page 10A FORUM RIVER ISSUES Former river committee members father says son was looking for real Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 120 20 2 sections CLICK 5O0 WWW I 40 chance of heavy rain High Low 69 49 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 4t COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 29 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 10A TV GRIDS 3B Man pleads guilty in drug possession case By Suzanne Ashe Staff Writer Andrew Paul Cardenas pleaded guilty Friday to a charge that he had marijuana in his vehicle in August after he was stopped by Comal County sheriffs Officers were at the scene of a fatal accident on Texas 46 east and Farm toMarket when they said Car denas sped through the accident narrowly missing an Subpoenaed journalists not forced to provide testimony The driver was pulled over a few miles down the road and was arrest ed for possession of police A HeraldZeitung reporter and photographer were at the scene reporting on the fatal but did not see the traffic When Cardenas decided to take his case to a jury the district attorneys office began gathering evi On March the two Herald Zeitung staff members were subpoe naed as witnesses to the alleged reck less driving by The subpoenas came the same week as representatives of the Texas Association of the Texas Press Association and the Texas Daily Newspaper Association were in Austin asking the Senate Jurisprudence Committee for a shield Such qualified privilege would allow reporters to keep their confidential notes and unaired videotape out of court unless theres a compelling reason to require Under current state a journal ist who has promised confidentiali ty to a source and refuses to reveal the identity of that person in court when ordered to could face going to jail for Rodney a Houston who is pushing for the shield law legislation with Republi can Robert Duncan of Lubbock said that half the states have some form of a shield according to See Page 9A A class by themselves Wet weather wont forecasters say Storms dumped heavy rain on area From staff reports Sunshine is expected to return to Comal County next according to the National Weather Rain will pretty much be over this New Braunfels National Weather Service forecaster Bob Fogar ty Well pretty much dry out for the rest of the On Friday and Friday storm systems moved through the area dumping between 2 inches and 4 inches of rain through out Comal 1 dont know of any flash flooding or road closures in Comal he But there were some flash floods in areas to the Gillespie and Hays counties were hit with more severe he Well pretty much dry out for the rest of the Bob Fogarty National Weather Service forecaster for New Braunfels While parts of Comal Coun ty received a few inches of rain isolated areas received up to 8 inches of precipita Fogarty He said this past weeks rough weatha will be a tiling of die past for the next few He said there is a chance of rain on but weather should stay sunny or pardy cloudy for most of die Were looking at highs in the lower 80s through the middle of the and then well cool back down into the he Photos by DAVID New Braunfels High School teacher Jennifer Kendrick teaches a Bible literacy class at the school Friday The class was featured in an April 2 Time magazine cover Tornadoes touch down across Central Texas Controversial Bible course gains national acclaim in Time magazine By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Emily Bock didnt think the Bible had a place in public but shes had a change of The 18yearold voted against the addition of a Bible literacy class at New Braunfels High School during a student poll last she ended up on the class roster this semester when she dropped her statistics and said shes found the course to be balanced and Because of separation of church and state I didnt really think it was said a New Braunfels I thought it would be like Bible study because this is New Braunfels and were conservative but now its my favorite Time magazine also was drawn to the potential for the apparent objectivity of the New Braunfels High School class called The Bible and its See Page 12A Senior Rachel Williams listens to teacher Jennifer Kendrick during a Bible literacy class at New Braunfels High The class was featured in Time maga By Jeff Carlton Associated Press Writer DALLAS AP Storms battered the state with reports of at least three tornadoes touching down and causing minor damage in Central Several businesses and an indoor rodeo arena in McGregor sustained damage when a tornado hit an indus trial said Frank Patter the emergency manage ment coordinator for McLen nan The twister also flipped some caused some flooding and damaged some homes in the which is about 17 miles southwest of There were no reports of Patterson In the town of about 17 miles southeast of another tornado damaged some power No one was Patterson There was a report from the National Weather Service of a third tornado touching down near Dripping about 23 miles west of But a spokesman for the Hays County sheriffs office said officials there See Page 9A Inexperienced drivers cause accidents By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Police say inexperienced drivers are to blame for two wrecks this On Friday a 16yearold flipped his Nissan Pathfinder into a ditch after taking a turn too fast on South Kowald New Braunfels Police Heath Purvis He took the turn too hit the curb and flipped upside down into about a foot and a half of Purvis The road was wet and the tires were a little but we think the major cause of the accident was the speed of the He said a witness told police die boy was driv ing fast on the northbound Interstate 35 access road and tried to turn left onto South Kowald Purvis said the accident happened about as the driver was headed home See DRIVERS Page 9A New Braunfels police watch as a wrecker driver removes a Nissan Pathfinder from a drainage ditch at the corner of the northbound Interstate 35 access road and South Kowald 16yearold driver of the vehicle lost con trol of it after making a sharp turn and landing upside down in 18 inches of driv er and passenger were not seriously DAVID THE SONIER GROUP Edwards Reafty Unmatched Attention For Your Real Estate Needs PRQUPIY SEBVIKg HEW BRAUNFELS SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES Susan Sonier or Jeny Sonier
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