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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 1, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas THE SUNDAY APRIL Newspaper of the Year HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS BASKETBALL Canyon gets the nod for having the best coach and team in Comal Page 1B LIFE GUITARIST Pepe a famed classical will perform locally while in town to visit a Page 1C Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 121 34 5 sections CK i Sunny High Low 87 62 Details3B DEARABBY 31 CLASSIFIEDS 10 COMICS BC CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES IA SPORTS II TV GRIDS 2H Bushels of fun Storm cleanup begins in Texas Dozens of homes damaged By Linda Franklin The Associated Press DALLAS AP Residents of several North and Central Texas communities began the cleanup Saturday after a strong line of storms and possible tornadoes pushed through the region and into Southeast More than cus tomers were without power at the height of the Evacuations were report ed overnight in Haltom Tornadoes hit in two com munities near Waco and in Lavaca County and straightline winds or a tornado tore through a residential area of Were Kim an administrative assistant for the McGregor Police Depart said after a tornado hit the small town west of Waco on While there was extensive there were no See Page 9A Photos by MIRANDA Katelynn reaches down to snag an Easter egg with some flashlight help from her during the flashlight Easter egg hunt at Cypress Bend Park sponsored by the New Braunfels parks department on Saturday Dozens of flashlightarmed children turn out for egg hunt By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Dozens of flashlight beams wriggled through the grasses of Cypress Bend Park on Sat urday night in search of col ored More than 150 children and their families descended upon the park as the sun set for the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Departments third annual flashlight Easter egg The key to finding them is I use my flashlight and Im careful where I explained 9yearold Zachary a New Braunfels res I just want to know how many there More than plastic eggs containing toys and candy were hidden in the said recreation manager Robin She said the event is held after dark to make it more challenging to find the There arent a lot of trees and hiding places at Cypress we wanted to find a way to promote one of our underused she The darkness adds a new Eager kids and families wait with flashlights and Easter baskets in Although Saturdays event hand for the signal from parks department Sherri Reinhold to begin the 3yearold and under flashlight Easter egg hunt See Page 7A at Cypress Bend Park on Herald wins eight conference honors From staff reports HeraldZeitung staffers took two firstplace honors at the annual Texas Associated Press Managing Editors conference in San Antonio this Former city reporter Leigh Jones took first place in the feature series category for her series focusing on the AIDS crisis in Another first place was garnered for infor mation graphics as part of a feature series on the Texas property appraisal A front page graphic created by Jones and former Man aging Editor Jeremy Pafford was singled out for this The HeraldZeitung scored well in other cat egories with Sports Editor Will Wright earning second place for sports column In the business reporting Editor and Publish er Doug Toney earned second place and Jones received an honorable Jones also took the secondplace award for specialty reporting for her work on the states property appraisal Former staff writer Ron Maloney received an honorable mention in this Coverage of the New Braunfels Unicorn state championship in baseball earned Wright and photographer David Ingram hon orable mention for team page The HeraldZeitung competed against papers across Texas in the Class A category for daily newspapers with a circulation of less than Runners lace up for fundraiser By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Running 5 kilometers was an exercise in arithmetic for Adrian Id like to know why they have mile markers for a 5K said the adding that he is accus tomed to the metric I had to Uo math to figure out how many meters were Athletes came from all over to participate in the New Braunfels Utilities SAFEhaven Kinderschuhe 5K The event raises money for Communi ties in a nonprofit organization that serves atrisk children in public The organization will use the funds to buy First Commercial N A Vs shoes for local children from lowincome NBU spokeswoman Gretchen Reuwer said the event had been held as a Volks march in the but organizers hoped to reach a wider audience with a Runners know this course and love Reuwer said of the Landa Park runners And people from New Braunfels love to come to Landa Reuwer said more than 150 runners took part in the 5K or the childrens IK and half K Between entry fees and Tshirt the event raised more than for the nonprofit she A few runners came from other See RACE Page 10A is Community Hanking month out Matthew gives his a big high five as he is the first to cross the finish line during the kids 1K race that took place after the SAFEhaven Kinderschuhe 5K Saturday morning in Landa The fundraiser benefited Community in Schools in an effort to will raise money to help donate shoes to local underprivileged MIRANDA HeraldZeitung I tit liiHIld III ltit lot Udttlll llki Id tin HC VOH in a It I out n CIHUIII n tin
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